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To Be Free: A Novel - Isbn:9789711009298

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  • Book Title: To be Free: A Novel
  • ISBN 13: 9789711009298
  • ISBN 10: 9711009293
  • Author: Edilberto K. Tiempo
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Chance: A Novel by Kem Nunn - PDF free download eBook Some brief overview of this book

From Los Angeles Times Book Prize winner Kem Nunn and “principal heir to the tradition of Raymond Chandler and Nathanael West” (The Washington Post)—an intense psychological suspense novel about a San Francisco neuropsychiatrist who becomes sexually involved with a woman suffering from multiple personality disorder, whose pathological ex-husband is an Oakland homicide detective.

A dark tale involving psychiatric mystery, sexual obsession, fractured identities, and terrifyingly realistic violence— Chance is set amid the back streets of California’s Bay Area, far from the cleansing breezes of the ocean. Dr. Eldon Chance, a neuropsychiatrist, is a man primed for spectacular ruin. Into Dr. Chance’s blighted life walks Jaclyn Blackstone, the abused, attractive wife of an Oakland homicide detective, a violent and jealous man. Jaclyn appears to be suffering from a dissociative identity disorder. In time, Chance will fall into bed with her—or is it with her alter ego, the voracious and volatile Jackie Black? The not-so-good doctor, despite his professional training, isn’t quite sure—and thereby hangs his fascination with her. Meanwhile, Chance also meets a young man named D, a self-styled, streetwise philosopher skilled in the art of the blade. It is around this trio of unique and dangerous individuals that long guarded secrets begin to unravel, obsessions grow, and the doctor’s carefully arranged life comes to the brink of implosion.

Amid San Francisco’s fluid, ever-shifting fog, in the cool, gray city of love, Dr. Chance will at last be forced to live up to his name. Chance is a twisted, harrowing, and impossible-to-put-down head trip through the fun house of fate, mesmerizing until the very last page.

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Kem Nunn is a third-generation Californian whose previous novels include The Dogs of Winter, Pomona Queen, Unassigned Territory, and Tapping the Source, which was made in to the film Point Break. Tijuana Straits won the Los Angeles Times Book Award. He lives in Southern California, where he also writes screenplays for television and film.

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The Reapers Are the Angels: A Novel « PDF Free Download eBook

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Zombies have infested a fallen America. A young girl named Temple is on the run. Haunted by her past and pursued by a killer, Temple is surrounded by death and danger, hoping to be set free.

For twenty-five years, civilization has survived in meager enclaves, guarded against a plague of the dead. Temple wanders this blighted landscape, keeping to herself and keeping her demons inside her heart. She can’t remember a time before the zombies, but she does remember an old man who took her in and the younger brother she cared for until the tragedy that set her on a personal journey toward redemption. Moving back and forth between the insulated remnants of society and the brutal frontier beyond, Temple must decide where ultimately to make a home and find the salvation she seeks.

Meet the author

Alden Bell is a pseudonym for Joshua Gaylord, whose first novel, Hummingbirds. was released in Fall ’09. He teaches at a New York City prep school and is an adjunct professor at The New School. He lives in New York City with his wife, the Edgar Award-winning mystery writer, Megan Abbott.

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A Novel Romance (2015)

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Create a Wattpad Book Cover Design with Free Downloadable Pixlr Editor Templates - Pixlr Blog

Nicky Laatz's online store just celebrated its one millionth dollar of sales, every penny of which came from her handmade digital goods. She created it all from home with some basic art supplies, a computer, and a bit of software. Anyone with design skills and a willingness to succeed can make and sell digital assets — but not everyone succeeds as well as Nicky did. So, what’s her angle? How did she get so successful? Find out how How Nicky Laatz Designed Her Way to One Million Dollars .

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Really Popular This Month Create a Wattpad Book Cover Design with Free Downloadable Pixlr Editor Templates

You know who really likes Pixlr? Wattpad readers and writers. I’ve been approached by many people who write fan fiction on Wattpad asking how to create a Wattpad cover using our apps. If you’re one of those people, this post is for you. I’ve created three ready-to-go PXD templates you can download with layers and fonts you can customize. These templates fit the official Wattpad cover size of 256×400, and you can use them in Pixlr Editor. the free graphic design app that works in your browser. You can download all three of these templates (fonts included) as a Pixlr Wattpad Templates .zip bundle .

Wattpad is really all about digital display, so when you make a cover design for your writing you don’t have to spend time thinking about complicated print details like dots per inch or four-color processing or bleeds. You can just focus on making a compelling image of the right dimensions that will catch a reader’s eye. So what grabs attention? Good design. You may not be a graphic designer, but with a bit of thought, experimentation, and dedication to simplicity you can create a great cover in Pixlr Editor. That last part — simplicity — is the real key to success. It’s easy to over work your idea or get bogged down with creating something complex, but the best book covers of all time are almost always composed of simple elements.

Nonfiction Cover Design: Text Matters

Pixlr Editor will use the fonts you install on your computer, so go out and find the right fonts and install them. If you’re a Mac user, just download them and double click. If you’re a Windows user, dig into the Control Panel and find the Fonts utility and install from there. Once you’ve installed your fonts, you will probably need to restart your browser for them to be active.

For your book titles, you’ll probably find that a display font works best. These are fonts that have a unique look that’s designed to be eye catching and set apart from other text. You can purchase a font that is perfect for what you want, but there are so many free options out there that you should simply go with free. I recommend Font Squirrel as a good place to find quality free fonts.

For this nonfiction book cover about the history of wine enthusiasm, I grabbed a free image from Unsplash. I also grabbed a display font called Alex Brush for the title. I used the classic serif font Didot for the tagline, and I found a neat all caps font called Cinzel for the byline and foreward note. Be wary of overloading your designs with too many different fonts. In this example, I used three, which is a lot. Any more would be too much.

Wattpad Fiction Cover Design: Illustrations Stoke the Imagination

Some of the best fiction book covers are composed of simple illustrations. Partly this is because it can be hard to find a good stock photo to represent a novel. Novels are by nature rooted in the imagination so it makes sense that illustrations, paintings, or sketches are often used as cover images for fiction. But not always. It depends on what you want.

I created this one-color PXD template for Wattpad users as an example for a fiction book cover, and I made it as dead simple as possible. It’s just three pieces of text (using the free fonts Tiza and Impact Label) sitting on top of a paint bucket splash of orange. I found the illustration of a campfire in a pack of illustrations on Creative Market. Each week, they offer a bunch of Free Goods of the Week. and this week they happened to have a giant pack of 100 vector elements. I just opened up the image in Pixlr Editor and copy and pasted the illustration into my book cover template. I used Free Transform from the Edit menu to manually resize the campfire illustration to fit. And that’s it. In no time I made a compelling book cover for a novel about a firefighter who may or may not be starting the fires he’s glorified for putting out.

Genre Cover Design: Sticking to Styles that Work

People who are browsing Wattpad have a brief second to consider whether to investigate your book more closely. Many people in the Wattpad community are fans of a specific genre, so you need to make sure your cover design telegraphs to them that this is a book that fits the genre’s style. This doesn’t mean you need to copy the ideas of other authors, but it does mean that people who read a particular genre come to expect a consistency in book cover designs. The ultimate example of this is the Romance genre. Check out this excellent infographic that shows the Evolution of the Romance Novel and how cover designs have changed over time.

Today, e-books are dominating over print books so there isn’t a mold you specifically need to follow. Except maybe Fifty Shades of Grey. There’s no denying its influence. (If you love that look, try it with Color Splash ). I made a PXD template for romance novels that you can use, and of the three templates this one is the most complex. It uses some layer styles that you may want to try out.

Screen your text for better readability

I drew a square and reduced its opacity to use as a screen or bed for the display text. If you’re using a photograph that has a lot of range of light and dark areas your text may not show up well. An unreadable title is unacceptable, so simply create a background element like this and dial back its opacity until you can read your title clearly.

Drop shadows are irresistible for adding effect; just be careful

I added a subtle drop shadow to the word “alone” that makes the word stand out. You’ll find this option in the Layers menu, and you can add and control a number of different layout styles to text. But be careful. You can overdo this easily. I lowered the opacity, lessened the effect, and increased the distance the drop shadow appears to give the word a soft glow that is fitting for the romance genre.

Blending modes can add subtle, professional looking effects

Perhaps the most overlooked but most useful feature in Pixlr Editor are the multiple blending modes. These modes help you combine two elements together (text, images, etc.). Each blending mode does something different and I recommend you try out each option. For this cover, I used the Overlay option with the word “alone” and with the byline to make those elements appear transparent. The see-through look fits this romance story of seduction behind the veil.

Pixlr Library: Make and Save Your Own

If you’ve never used Pixlr Editor before and are intimidated by graphic design apps, don’t be. With these templates you should have no trouble becoming a Wattpad cover creator without even digging into the more complex details of the app. One thing I would recommend doing is creating a Pixlr Editor account, which will allow you to store your work in the cloud and access it from anywhere. If you want to work on a template later, make sure to save your work as a PXD image. The .pxd file format is the default file format for Pixlr Editor, and by saving in that format you can preserve the layers and make changes later.




Ugly Love: A Novel by Colleen Hoover

Ugly Love: A Novel by Colleen Hoover

#1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover returns with a new heart-wrenching love story.

When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she doesn’t think it’s love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.

Never ask about the past.
Don’t expect a future.

They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.

Hearts get infiltrated.
Promises get broken.
Rules get shattered.
Love gets ugly.

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Vladimir Nabokov: Novels 1969–1974

Ada or Ardor: A Family Chronicle | Transparent Things | Look at the Harlequins!

Edited by Bryan Boyd

“There are two ways to read Nabokov (both of them requiring the heeding of his own rule: anything worth reading is worth reading twice). It is quite possible to enjoy his clever plots and his masterly wordplay in English without knowing a single one of his esoteric or abstruse allusions; and it is possible to be infinitely rewarded by knowing, or taking the trouble to find out, just what he means…and means…and means.” — Arkansas Democrat Gazette

This Library of America volume is the third of three devoted to Vladimir Nabokov, and contains the evanescent works of his later years.

Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle (1969), the longest of Nabokov’s novels, is a witty and parodic account of a man’s lifelong love for his sister. All of his favorite themes and most characteristic techniques are woven into this culminating work of Nabokov’s imagination. The linguistic richness of the book’s free blending of English, Russian, and French is matched by the baroque and dreamlike splendor of the alternate universe it creates, a universe in which time moves in more than one direction and all details are cunningly interrelated. Alfred Kazin wrote on its original publication: “Ada. coming after Lolita and Pale Fire. makes a trilogy with no contemporary peer.”

Transparent Things (1972) is a haunting novella of the anguished life of Hugh Person, a young American editor and proofreader: his marriage, the murder of his wife, and the lone journey to uncover the truth about the past. With its multiple narrative voices and fusion of dream and memory, it is among the most formally experimental of Nabokov’s works.

Look at the Harlequins! (1974), Nabokov’s final novel, concerns Vadim Vadimovitch N. a novelist very much like Nabokov himself. This ironic, intricate hall of mirrors, startling in its shifts of tone and off-key echoes of Nabokov’s earlier books, often blurs the line between the worlds of reality and of literary invention.

Nabokov’s penciled corrections in his own copies of his works are incorporated into these, the most authoritative versions available, and have been prepared with the assistance of Dmitri Nabokov, the novelist’s son.

Brian Boyd. volume editor, is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of English at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and is the author of Nabokov’s Pale Fire: The Magic of Artistic Discovery .

This volume is available for adoption in the Guardian Of American Letters Fund .

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Birdsong (novel)

Birdsong (novel)

Birdsong (1993) is a novel by Sebastian Faulks focusing on the experiences of solider Stephen Wraysford while serving on the Western Front in World War I .

Citations are from the 1994 Vintage paperback, ISBN 0-09-938791-3. which is no longer in print.

  • Jack already immune to death, let their white faces drift from his memory
    • p. 125.
  • It is as though you stop living. Your mind goes dead
    • p. 136.
  • He spoke no French and viewed all buildings, fields and churches as profoundly alien
    • p. 141.
  • He blamed the NCOs, who blamed the officers; they swore at the staff officers who blamed the Generals
    • p. 141.
  • He depended on the resilience of certain men to nerve himself to his unnatural life
    • p. 142.
  • Perhaps in some way he did not understand, that was what the two officers had been doing: perhaps all that talk about life-drawing was just a way of pretending everything was normal
    • p. 142.
  • This is not a war. It is an exploration of how far men can be degraded
    • p. 150.
  • Although he had little idea of time, the burned images of the preceding days lived in his memory with static clarity
    • p. 157.
  • What had taken place beneath that placid irregular roof seemed to belong to a world as peculiar and abnormal as the one in which he now lived
    • p. 158.
  • Stephen was moved by the thought of his fellow countrymen fighting this foreign war
    • p. 161.
  • I don’t value my life enough
    • p. 164.
  • But their breathing and their hearts worked as though one body
    • p. 168.
  • He was surprised by his own brutality, he assumed that it was caused by fear
    • p. 172.
  • The empty expressions that filled so many letters home did not seem to describe the part that Stephen had played in his life
    • p. 184.
  • Stephen was appalled by the idea of being separated from the men he had fought with. He despised the war, but could not leave until he had seen it through until the end
    • p. 190.
  • He wanted to answer them with steel and explosives, with metal tearing into soft tissue and spinning on the bone. When the war was over there would be a place for contemplation, even generosity, but in the meantime he treasured his hatred as a means of saving his own life and those of his men
    • p. 197.
  • The place from which the boy had came was not just a better place but a better world
    • p. 198.
  • They were breaking free into the darkness of normality, with food and drink, the sound of women and the sight of men whose first thought would not be to kill them
    • p. 201.
  • There was only violent death or life to chose between; finer distinctions such as love, preference or kindness were redundant
    • p. 203.
  • And a recent one [food parcel] addressed to Wilkinson, some weeks dead had been a cause of particular celebration
    • p. 212.
  • For a moment he was baffled. It seemed to have no agricultural purpose, there was no planting or ploughing to be done. Then he realised, they were digging a mass grave
    • p. 215.
  • Any man shirking his duty would be shot on the spot
    • p. 216.
  • Poor Fritz. He must be mad by now under those guns
    • p. 218.
  • Non-believers finding faith in fear
    • p. 219.
  • Once more in ragged suicidal line. They trudged towards the pattering death of mounted guns
    • p. 232.
  • Still, the more sardonic they became, the more he cared for them. Still he could not quite believe them, he could not comprehend the lengths to which they allowed themselves to be driven
    • p. 282.
  • I was there. I swathe great void in your soul, and you saw mine
    • p. 341.
  • If they could shout loud enough they might bring the world back to it’s senses, they might laugh loud enough to raise the dead
    • p. 344.
  • I feel guilty that I have survived when all the others are gone
    • p. 390.
  • Shells will fall on the reserve lines and we will not stop talking
    • p. 421.
  • No child or future generation will know what this was like
    • p. 422.
  • His own [childhood] seemed so long ago that it was as is someone had lived it for him
    • p. 425.
  • He could remember this compassion but he no longer felt it
    • p. 440.
  • There would be some decorum in their dying beneath the country they had fought so long to protect
    • p. 449.
  • There was a perverse appeal in the thought he could complete what no enemy had managed
    • p. 450.
  • We’ve all gone now. The whole of our little group
    • p. 455.
  • They mocked him for still being alive
    • p. 455.
  • It made him laugh, mad-eyed and bearded, like a hermit in his cave
    • p. 464.

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Fifty Shades Darker Audiobook

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Fifty Shades Darker Audiobook is a romance fiction novel and the second installment in a trilogy of books entitled 50 Shades. It was written by British author E. L. James. and depicts the ongoing relationship between Anastasia Steele, a fresh college graduate, and Christian Grey, a businessman.

This book, along with its sequel, Fifty Shades Freed. was published just last year, 2012. When it first came out, it quickly topped numerous best-seller lists worldwide, just like its predecessor. And, it was an instant hit, because of its predecessor. This installment, together with the two other books in the trilogy, has sold over 100 million copies worldwide. and has even taken over the Harry Potter series in most number of paperback copies sold. Considering the fact that this particular book, just like its prequel, and its sequel, are far from the type of novels the Harry Potter books are, surpassing them is no small accomplishment.

The series has become so popular, that e-book transcriptions of it have started cluttering the internet; fan fiction stories based on it have become rampant; audio books of each of the three books included in it have begun to slowly take on popularity; and, a forthcoming film adaptation about the first book in the series, Fifty Shades of Grey. will even come out in 2014. Talk about “worldwide phenomenon”. Among the many different alternate versions of the novel, audio book formats are the prevailing preferred versions. Given the popularity of audio books already, this is no surprise. However, there is something different about hearing this certain book, along with the others within the trilogy, which make the audio book formats even more desirable (has that not gotten you curious?).

Should anyone wish to acquire a copy of an audio book of this novel, free versions are peppered all over the internet. Some are even posted on social networking websites, and even the biggest video sharing website around YouTube. Paid audio book versions are also available; the main difference between the free versions and the paid ones being the quality. Some paid audio book versions of the novel feature voices of some famous celebrities as the ones narrating the story. Just to be able to hear the voices of these celebrities narrating this book, is already enough to make anybody pay for a priced audio book version of Fifty Shades Darker, indeed. Every single cent spent on it (or them), would be worth it.

  • Fifty Shades Darker
    Format: Audio Book
    Written by: E.L. James
    Publisher: Random House Audio
    Duration: 19:52
    Date Published: April 2012
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0449808181
    ISBN-13: 9780449808184



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