Vespers

Author: Irene Preston,Liv Rancourt

Publisher: Prescourt Books

ISBN: 0996809937

Category: Fiction

Page: 322

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Thaddeus Dupont has had over eighty years to forget...The vampire spends his nights chanting the Liturgy of the Hours and ruthlessly disciplines those unnatural urges he's vowed never again to indulge. He is at the command of the White Monks, who summon him at will to destroy demons. In return, the monks provide for his sustenance and promise the return of his immortal soul. Sarasija Mishra's most compelling job qualification might be his type O blood...The 22-year-old college grad just moved across the country to work for some recluse he can't even find on the internet. Sounds sketchy, but the salary is awesome and he can't afford to be picky. On arrival he discovers a few details his contract neglected to mention, like the alligator-infested swamp, the demon attacks, and the nature of his employer's "special diet". A smart guy would leave, but after one look into Dupont's mesmerizing eyes, Sarasija can't seem to walk away. Too bad his boss expected "Sara" to be a girl.Falling in love is hard at any age...The vampire can't fight his hungers forever, especially since Sara's brought him light, laughter and a very masculine heat. After yielding to temptation, Thaddeus must make a choice. Killing demons may save his soul, but keeping the faith will cost him his heart.

Vespers

Author: Irene Preston,Liv Rancourt

Publisher: Prescourt Books

ISBN: 0996809937

Category: Fiction

Page: 322

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Thaddeus Dupont has had over eighty years to forget...The vampire spends his nights chanting the Liturgy of the Hours and ruthlessly disciplines those unnatural urges he's vowed never again to indulge. He is at the command of the White Monks, who summon him at will to destroy demons. In return, the monks provide for his sustenance and promise the return of his immortal soul. Sarasija Mishra's most compelling job qualification might be his type O blood...The 22-year-old college grad just moved across the country to work for some recluse he can't even find on the internet. Sounds sketchy, but the salary is awesome and he can't afford to be picky. On arrival he discovers a few details his contract neglected to mention, like the alligator-infested swamp, the demon attacks, and the nature of his employer's "special diet". A smart guy would leave, but after one look into Dupont's mesmerizing eyes, Sarasija can't seem to walk away. Too bad his boss expected "Sara" to be a girl.Falling in love is hard at any age...The vampire can't fight his hungers forever, especially since Sara's brought him light, laughter and a very masculine heat. After yielding to temptation, Thaddeus must make a choice. Killing demons may save his soul, but keeping the faith will cost him his heart.

Haunted

Author: Irene Preston,Liv Rancourt

Publisher: Prescourt Books

ISBN: 0996809988

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Noel Chandler had a good reason for leaving the L.A.P.D. for New Orleans, but when he walks into a burned out Garden District mansion, he discovers there are some things he can't outrun. The spooks can find him anywhere. As the resident historian for the cable show Haunts and Hoaxes, Professor Adam Morales keeps an open mind about the supernatural. Or that's what he tells himself, until he meets a man who puts that principle to the test. Noel's smart, sexy, and has killer cop instincts. One glance from his bedroom eyes has Adam ready to believe anything. But is Noel haunted, crazy, or just another hoax? ⚜Haunted is set in the Hours of the Night universe but follows new, separate characters and can be read as a standalone.

Haunted

Author: Irene Preston,Liv Rancourt

Publisher: Prescourt Books

ISBN: 0996809988

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Noel Chandler had a good reason for leaving the L.A.P.D. for New Orleans, but when he walks into a burned out Garden District mansion, he discovers there are some things he can't outrun. The spooks can find him anywhere. As the resident historian for the cable show Haunts and Hoaxes, Professor Adam Morales keeps an open mind about the supernatural. Or that's what he tells himself, until he meets a man who puts that principle to the test. Noel's smart, sexy, and has killer cop instincts. One glance from his bedroom eyes has Adam ready to believe anything. But is Noel haunted, crazy, or just another hoax? ⚜Haunted is set in the Hours of the Night universe but follows new, separate characters and can be read as a standalone.

Nocturnes for the King of Naples

Author: Edmund White

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312022631

Category: Fiction

Page: 148

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An intensely haunting and poetic evocation of lost love, comprised of chapters that are nocturnes set in different emotional keys but interconnected through subtle modulations, draws upon the worlds of religious mysticism, cafe society, homosexual love, and surrealism

Nocturne

Creatures of the Night

Author: Traer Scott

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616893532

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

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Whether fierce, cuddly, startling, mysterious, or some indefinable combination of all of the above, nocturnal animals never fail to fascinate. In Nocturne: Creatures of the Night, celebrated animal photographer Traer Scott takes the viewer on a journey through nighttime in the animal kingdom, revealing some of nature's most elusive creatures. Bats, big cats, flying squirrels, tarantula, owls, kangaroo mice, giant moths, sloth, several species of snakes, and a Madagascar hissing cockroach are only a few of the animals illuminated in these lushly detailed portraits. Seventy-five full-color photographs of forty different species are accompanied by informed but accessible descriptions of each animal's habits and habitats, and an introduction provides personal insight into how Scott captures her astonishing images. Nocturne is a compelling view of the rarely seen darkness dwellers who populate the night.

Nocturne

Author: Irene Preston,Liv Rancourt

Publisher: Prescourt Books

ISBN: 0996809961

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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It's Mardi Gras, cher, but this year le bon temps kick off with murder¿For generations, the White Monks have treated the vampire Thaddeus Dupont as a weapon in their battle against demons. However, when a prominent matron drops dead at a party, Thaddeus and his lover Sarasija are asked to find her killer. Their investigation leads them to an old southern family with connections everywhere: Louisiana politics, big business, the Church, and an organization just as secret as the White Monks. Meanwhile, an esoteric text containing spells for demon-summoning has disappeared, Thaddeus is losing control of le monstre, and Sara is troubled by disturbing dreams. These nightmares could be a side-effect of dating a vampire, or they could be a remnant of his brush with evil. As the nights wear on, Sara fears they are a manifestation of something darker ¿ a secret that could destroy his relationship with Thaddeus.

Havana Nocturne

How the Mob Owned Cuba…and Then Lost It to the Revolution

Author: T. J. English

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061795585

Category: True Crime

Page: 432

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To underworld kingpins Meyer Lansky and Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Cuba was the greatest hope for the future of American organized crime in the post-Prohibition years. In the 1950s, the Mob—with the corrupt, repressive government of brutal Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista in its pocket—owned Havana's biggest luxury hotels and casinos, launching an unprecedented tourism boom complete with the most lavish entertainment, top-drawer celebrities, gorgeous women, and gambling galore. But Mob dreams collided with those of Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, and others who would lead an uprising of the country's disenfranchised against Batista's hated government and its foreign partners—an epic cultural battle that bestselling author T. J. English captures here in all its sexy, decadent, ugly glory.

Keeper of the Moon

Author: Harley Jane Kozak

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460306961

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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In their new Keeper roles, these extraordinary women must balance the fate of the world with their desires… Lust. Elven Keeper Sailor Gryffald's body quivers with it, but is it a symptom of the deadly Scarlet Pathogen coursing through her bloodstream or the proximity of shifter Keeper Declan Wainwright? Sailor and Declan have had an uneasy relationship ever since they met, and now things are about to get a lot more complicated. A killer is stalking Los Angeles, intentionally infecting Elven with the deadly virus, and now Sailor and Declan must work to keep the supernatural peace while bringing the murderer to justice. But, in doing so, these powerful denizens of the Otherworld find themselves straddling a fine line between lust…and love.

Guardian of the Night

Author: Linda Thomas-Sundstrom

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0373885857

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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A darkly seductive tale where destiny and duty collide, drawing together two souls whose passion has the power to destroy. The Guardian. An immortal with incredible strength, created centuries ago to protect the purity of the vampire bloodline and fight those who would abuse its power. As one of the seven Blood Knights, Mason LanVal spent lifetimes honoring his vows without wavering. That all changed the night he found Faith. Faith James will do anything to save her missing sister. Even if it means risking her own life. She sought Mason for help. Instead she found more questions, and the key to unlocking her own latent Lycanism. She is a womananda true-born Lycan, so her pull on Mason is twice damned. Yet he can't tear himself away. With just one kiss, the blood gift Mason gives Faith sets in motion an all-consuming desire that is forbidden to indulge, but impossible to ignore....

Nocturnes

Author: Kazuo Ishiguro

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307273086

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize–winning novel The Remains of the Day comes an inspired sequence of stories as affecting as it is beautiful. With the clarity and precision that have become his trademarks, Kazuo Ishiguro interlocks five short pieces of fiction to create a world that resonates with emotion, heartbreak, and humor. Here is a fragile, once famous singer, turning his back on the one thing he loves; a music junky with little else to offer his friends but opinion; a songwriter who inadvertently breaks up a marriage; a jazz musician who thinks the answer to his career lies in changing his physical appearance; and a young cellist whose tutor has devised a remarkable way to foster his talent. For each, music is a central part of their lives and, in one way or another, delivers them to an epiphany.

The Night Serpent

Author: Anna Leonard

Publisher: Silhouette

ISBN: 1426822030

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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All her life Lily Malkin has been plagued by nightmares she can never quite remember. Nightmares that haunt her with glimpses of past lives and past betrayals. And lately, the nightmares—and the memories—have gotten worse. A shadowy figure that destroyed her once before is closing in.… The Night Serpent's grisly, ritualistic cat killings bring Special Agent Jon T. Patrick to town. But it's Lily—the intriguing "Cat Whisperer" brought in to help solve the case—who makes him want to stay. Their passion is electric…and dangerous. Because Jon isn't the only one watching Lily. And as the Night Serpent begins his final strike, the stakes are raised for a battle to the death.

Nocturne

A Journey in Search of Moonlight

Author: James Attlee

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226030962

Category: History

Page: 309

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A unique travelogue records the author's search for true moonlight throughout the world, seeking places of sanctuary from light pollution in such locales as a Buddhist full-moon ceremony in Japan, a beach in northern France, the Arizona desert and a lunar eclipse atop the snowbound Welsh hills.

Nocturne

Night in American Art, 1890-1917

Author: Hélène Valance

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300224141

Category: Art

Page: 272

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A beautifully illustrated look at the vogue for night landscapes amid the social, political, and technological changes of modern America The turn of the 20th century witnessed a surge in the creation and popularity of nocturnes and night landscapes in American art. In this original and thought-provoking book, Hélène Valance investigates why artists and viewers of the era were so captivated by the night. Nocturne examines works by artists such as James McNeill Whistler, Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, Frederic Remington, Edward Steichen, and Henry Ossawa Tanner through the lens of the scientific developments and social issues that dominated the period. Valance argues that the success of the genre is connected to the resonance between the night and the many forces that affected the era, including technological advances that expanded the realm of the visible, such as electric lighting and photography; Jim Crow–era race relations; America’s closing frontier and imperialism abroad; and growing anxiety about identity and social values amid rapid urbanization. This absorbing study features 150 illustrations encompassing paintings, photographs, prints, scientific illustration, advertising, and popular media to explore the predilection for night imagery as a sign of the times.

Nocturne

Dream Recipes

Author: Isol,Elisa Amado

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781554981793

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Offers glow in the dark illustrations in a spiral-bound book with a stand intended to be placed at the reader's bedside and considered in order to influence the dreams of the night to come.

Nocturne of Remembrance

Author: Shichiri Nakayama

Publisher: Kodansha USA

ISBN: 1942993536

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Move over, garden-variety anti-heroes, and make way for a villain-hero, darker than the darkest knight: a lawyer with a faulty conscience graces us with his unsolicited presence. Not only does Mikoshiba have no qualms about taking on guilty-as-hell clients provided they can pay his exorbitant fees, but his own past seems mired in inexpiable sin. Yet the cynical attorney, whose legal acumen, at least, is impeccable, mysteriously seeks to defend a thirtysomething woman with limited means and below-average looks who has murdered her deadbeat husband. A sordid case if there ever was one, it makes veteran prosecutor Misaki wonder what the bastard is really after. What unfolds is one of the best courtroom dramas ever to come out of Japan.

Night Life

A Nocturne City Novel

Author: Caitlin Kittredge

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781429965248

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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The first book in a thrilling, addictive new series by a talented new voice in dark fantasy. Welcome to Nocturne City, where werewolves, black magicians, and witches prowl the streets at night... Among them is Luna Wilder, a tough-as-nails police officer whose job is to keep the peace. As an Insoli werewolf, Luna travels without a pack and must rely on instinct alone. And she's just been assigned to find the ruthless killer behind a string of ritualistic murders—a killer with ties to an escaped demon found only in legend...until now. But when she investigates prime suspect Dmitri Sandovsky, she can't resist his wolfish charms. Pack leader of a dangerous clan of Redbacks, Dimitri sends her animal instincts into overdrive and threatens her fiercely-guarded independence. But Luna and Dimiri will need to rely on each other as they're plunged into an ancient demon underworld and pitted against an expert black magician with the power to enslave them for eternity...

Nocturne

Author: Tara Booth

Publisher: 2dcloud

ISBN: 9781937541439

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 64

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Unable to sleep, in this wordless graphic novella covering issues of consent, Tara Booth takes too much sleep medication and enters a dream soaked fantasia. A vivid and moody euphoric journey where dreams and hallucinations intersect.

New York Nocturne

The City After Dark in Literature, Painting, and Photography, 1850-1950

Author: William Sharpe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 402

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A work that examines how the art of the gaslit and electrified city evolved shows how writers and artists took on the city's nocturnal blaze and transformed the scintillating landscape into an icon of modernity, in a study that includes works by Poe, Whistler, Steiglitz, O'Keeffe, Whitman, and many others.

The Nocturne

Author: William J. Garrett,Wm. J. (Bill) Garrett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0977799697

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 212

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In war-torn, late medieval France, an ill-fated sorcerer must surrender his soul after tragedy strikes, and afterward struggle against his own power - in a future that has long been foretold - to redeem himself before being separated from his true love forever...