Breaking Ties

Author: Vaughn R. Demont
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
ISBN: 9781619229334
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A sidekick's work is never done. Broken Mirrors, Book 4 Kicked out of his family, fetching coffee for idiots, out of cash, and usually starving, Spencer Crain is a shadow of his former self. And more certain than ever that living a normal, serious life is the last thing a Coyote should shoot for. When he gets the chance to investigate a troll/sidhe gunfight at Under The Bridge, he can't drop "office intern" from his resume fast enough. Even if it means bringing the last person he ever thought he'd see again back into his life-his father. James Black, the Sorcerer King, was taking an inordinately long time to choose a draconic protector, but his kidnapping by dragons seems a little extreme. It's up to Spence to navigate Fae politics, work the Feud, bring down a murderous order of sidhe knights, and heroically save James, the man he loves. Assisted by the guy James has been dating. Ain't love grand? Warning: This novel contains a Coyote doing the ultimate thankless job-the sidekick-dragon-shifter sorcerers, Dwarves, pop-culture references, and a shotgun that shoots lightning bolts. Freakin' lightning bolts, people!

Broken Mirrors

Author: Elias Khoury
Publisher: Archipelago
ISBN: 0914671308
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Karim Chammas returns to Lebanon, his family, and his past after ten years of establishing a new life in France. Back in Beirut, Karim reacquaints himself with his brother Nassim, now married to his former love Hind, and old friends from the leftist political circles within which he once roamed under the nom de guerre Sinalcol. By the end of his six-month stay, he has been reintroduced to the chaos of cultural, religious and political battles that continue to rage in Lebanon. Overwhelmed by the experiences of his return, Karim is forced to contemplate his identity and his place in Lebanon's history. The story of Karim and his family is born of other stories that intertwine to form an imposing fresco of Lebanese society over the past fifty years. Broken Mirrors examines the roots of an endemic civil war and a country's unsettled past. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Curious Customs

Author: Tad Tuleja
Publisher: Stonesong
ISBN: 0985434392
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Why do we blow out candles on birthday cakes? Use striped poles to symbolize a barber? Throw rice at weddings? Find out in CURIOUS CUSTOMS: The Stories Behind 296 Popular American Rituals.Whether you want a new look at old habits or just love wacky facts and intriguing information, CURIOUS CUSTOMS is full of unusual, surprising bits of information that you'll love to learn and share.

Broken Mirror

Author: Cody Sisco
Publisher: Resonant Earth Publishing via PublishDrive
ISBN: 0997034815
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Broken Mirror: the start of a smart, complex, and imaginative cyberpunk alternate history saga. Literary science fiction from a fresh, young voice. In a mirror universe, a mentally ill young man searches for his grandfather's killer. Someone killed Grandfather Jefferson. Victor is sure of it. But he's the only one. Diagnosed with mirror resonance syndrome and shunned by Semiautonomous California society, Victor suffers from "blank outs," hallucinations, and vivid nightmares. He violently overreacts to even minor confrontations. Victor's grandfather devoted his life to researching and curing mentally ill Broken Mirrors like Victor, but now that he's gone, Victor must walk a narrow path between sanity and reclassification--a fate that all but guarantees he'll lose his freedom. Victor is determined to uncover the truth about his grandfather's death and grows increasingly suspicious of the medicine he must take to help manage his "symptoms." As he tries to sort his allies from his enemies, a conspiracy with global implications emerges. Can he trust his Aunt Circe, the only person in his family who's even somewhat sympathetic to his plight? His former classmate-turned-brainhacker Ozie, who wields information as damaging as any weapon and who seems intent on luring Victor away from his home? What about his old friend Elena, who reappears in his life abruptly, claiming to have miraculously overcome a devastating addiction? With its self-driving cars, global firearms ban, and a cure for cancer, the world of Broken Mirror may sound utopic, but history has taken a few wrong turns. The American Union is a weak and fractious alliance of nations in decline. Europe, a superpower, manipulates its citizens through technology. And Asia is reeling from decades of war. Amid shifting geopolitical sands, Broken Mirrors like Victor find themselves at a crossroads: evolve or go extinct. Broken Mirror is the first novel in a sci-fi detective saga tailor-made for fans of Isaac Asimov, Haruki Murakami, and Neal Stephenson.

Coyote s Creed

Author: Vaughn R. Demont
Publisher: Samhain Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781609287832
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Always have an ace up your sleeve. Broken Mirrors, Book 1 If con games were taught in high school, Spencer Crain would be on the honor roll. As it is, he’ll be riding the edge of failure to graduation next month. Then Spence gets the news that his long-gone father is not only dead, but was a Coyote, one of three clans of tricksters in the City. With a near-catatonic mother on his hands, Spence couldn’t care less about the Coyotes’ ongoing feud with the Phouka and the Kitsune—until it lands on his doorstep. Suddenly he’s thrown head-first into a dangerous world he knows next-to-nothing about. His only guide is Rourke, dashing King of the Phouka, plus a growing pack of half-siblings, a god, and Fate herself. As Spence embarks on a journey to learn the Coyote’s creed, the truth about his heritage, and how to handle his growing attraction to Rourke, he wonders when his life turned from TV sitcom to real-life danger zone. And what price must he pay to survive the next roll of the dice… Warning: Contains PG-13 rated violence, R-rated language and X-rated hotel scenes. Meta-humor, pop-culture humor, utter disregard for the 4th wall abound.

Reflections in a Broken Mirror

Author: Melanie Drake
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 1621472469
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'I attacked her much like those horribly dressed women on Jerry Springer, including the shoving and yelling. Although, I believe I was far better dressed and much more dignified than the people on television. At one point, I grabbed (the trollop) so forcefully I literally threw her from her shoes. It reminded me of the Wicked Witch of the East with her ruby slippers left behind.' Reflections in a Broken Mirror explores the damage of verbal, physical, and sexual abuse. While Melanie suffered from being wounded by others, she also struggled with the side effects of prescription drugs. Her personal insight and wit are sprinkled throughout the memoir.

And the Mirror Cracked

Author: A. Smelik
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0333994701
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And The Mirror Cracked explores the politics and pleasures of contemporary feminist cinema. Tracing the highly productive ways in which feminist directors create alternative film forms, Anneke Smelik highlights cinematic issues which are central to feminist films: authorship, point of view, metaphor, montage and the excessive image. In a continuous mirror game between theory and cinema, this study explains how these cinematic techniques are used to represent female subjectivity positively and affirmatively. Among the films considered are A Question of Silence , Bagdad Cafe , Sweetie and The Virgin Machine .