Beauty And The Dark

Author: Georgia Le Carre
ISBN: 9781910575451
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People say there are things worse than death. They are right. Death would have saved me. The things broke me. - Sofia So I locked my heart away and swore I'd never have another man in my body again. You see, I thought, I knew everything there was to know about men: deceitful, cruel, and heartless. I thought I hated them all. Naively, I believed I could live hidden away in my brother-in-law's castle forever. But Fate put me under a mistletoe with a man called Jack Irish. How can I describe him? Tall, dark and handsome wouldn't even begin to cut it. Mesmerizingly magnetic with charcoal hair, eyes bluer than the bluest marbles, and tattoos that curl out of his rolled up sleeves, he stood in front of me. When his lips brushed mine the ground under my feet shook, and everything I believed about myself smashed into a thousand pieces. But I am not the girl he thinks I am. He wants me in his bed. He doesn't know I am damaged beyond repair and dirty. If he knows how filthy I am he will run a mile. Jack I know all about pain. How it reaches into you, rips out your heart, and crushes it while you fuckin' watch. I'd vowed that was in the past. I was going to get drunk on one night stands and casual sex. But then fate put Sophie Seagull in my path. She is damaged. She is fragile. She is broken. And she is beautiful. Not in the cold, hard way of a sparkling diamond throwing its flashy light all over the place, but in the secretively, mysterious way of a pearl glowing in the moonlight. I look into her eyes, as huge and hauntingly soulful as that of a slow loris and the world doesn't seem to be so bleak anymore. She fights me, but this is my vow. To repair her. To protect her. To take her. To make her mine forever...

Roses In The Dark A Beauty And The Beast Romance

Author: Sophie Stern
ISBN: 9781549601767
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As long as anyone can remember, the monster has lurked in the shadows. The reclusive billionaire keeps to himself, coming to the village only once a year to collect the debts owed him. Only this year, Eve's father can't afford to pay, and the monster takes Eve to settle the debt. She should be terrified to be taken. She should be scared. She should be crying and trembling with fear. She shouldn't be excited...should she? This sexy retelling of Beauty and the Beast will have you up all night and turning the pages for more...

She Plays With The Darkness

Author: Zakes Mda
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 9780374708269
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In a remote mountain village in Lesotho, the beautiful Dikosha lives for dancing and for song, setting herself apart from her fellow villagers. Her twin brother, Radisene, works in the lowland capital of Maseru, struggling amid political upheaval to find a life for himself away from the hills. As the years pass, Radisene's fortunes rise and fall in the city, while Dikosha remains in the village, never leaving and never aging. And through it all, the community watches, comments, and passes judgment.

Beauty And The Beast

Author: Peter Liebregts
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789051838961
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1994 marked the centenary of the deaths of Walter Pater, Christina Rossetti and Robert Louis Stevenson, and Beauty and the Beast is largely devoted to an exploration of aspects of their lives and their writings, and the role they played in the development of British literature. Both individually and as a group, these writers offer interesting opportunities to investigate a distinctive ambivalence in the literature of the last three decades of the nineteenth century. Thus we may observe how Pater as the founder of Aestheticism in British literature addressed the Victorian dilemma how to live in Marius the Epicurean; how Rossetti's poetry expresses both spiritual and erotic tendencies, while Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is perhaps the epitome of the fin-de-siècle tension between good and evil, beauty and beast. Yet the scope of this book also includes an examination of the relationships between these three authors and their contemporaries, and of their setting, on the British Isles as well as on the Continent. Thus George Moore makes his appearance, next to Anton Chekhov, Arthur Schnitzler, Oscar Wilde, Alain Fournier and Louis Couperus. The various discussions of these French, German, Russian, Italian, Irish and Dutch connections in this book reflect the international setting of the European fin-de-siècle as a background against which the theme of Beauty and the Beast is discussed. Contributors are: Wim Tigges, C.C. Barfoot, Jan Marsh, Valeria Tinkler-Villani, Amanda Gilroy, Peter van de Kamp, Billie Andrew Inman, Laurel Brake, Peter Costello, Ans Kabel, Douglas S. Mack, Tim Youngs, Neil Cornwell, Sjef Houppermans, Jacques B.H. Alblas, John Stokes, Susan de Sola Rodstein.

Dark Nights Of The Soul

Author: Thomas Moore
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405511125
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A 'dark night of the soul' is not a psychological syndrome, but a quest for meaning during life's darkest hours: the loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship, ageing and illness, career disappointments or just an ongoing dissatisfaction with life. Thomas Moore's extensive experience as a psychologist and theologian has taught him that the dark night is a challenge to restore ourselves and to become someone of substance, depth and soul. By using these trying times as an opportunity to reflect and delve into the soul's deepest needs, we can find a new understanding of life's meaning. Dark Nights of the Soul has its roots in a favourite chapter in Thomas Moore's million copy bestseller, Care of the Soul. In this beautifully-written and thought-provoking work he explores our contemporary anxieties and insecurities and shows how these metaphoric dark nights can become transforming rites of passage.

Soul Light For The Dark Night

Author: Patrick Flemming, M.Div., L.C.S.W., C.S.A.T.
ISBN: 1732067317
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Ready for your spirit to feel whole again? These daily meditations provide trauma survivors with a daily experience of the emotional and spiritual healing that our soul wants for us. Based on years of counseling and spiritual coaching of survivors of all types of traumas, the authors invite readers to a daily healing and empowering connection to their soul and conscious contact with their Higher Power. Peace is an inside job. Deep within you is an indestructible soul whose voice and divine spark can speak the wisdom you need and prove the light to illuminate even the dark places and shadowy paths of your life journey. For many survivors of trauma and abuse, the emotional and spiritual wounds of your trauma can drown out the small, still voice of your soul and block your view of its light. But the dark night of trauma is no match for the inner light of your soul.

The Meanings Of Beauty And The Beast

Author: Jerry Griswold
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 9781551115634
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Using Beaumont’s classic story as a touchstone, this work shows how “Beauty and the Beast” takes on different meanings as it is analyzed by psychologists, illustrated in picture books, adapted to the screen, and rewritten by contemporary writers. The Meanings of “Beauty and the Beast” provides expert commentary on the tale and on representative critical approaches and contemporary adaptations. This book also includes a variety of original source materials and twenty-three colour illustrations. The Meanings of “Beauty and the Beast” is for any reader who wishes to explore this classic, endlessly rich fairy tale.

Beauty Of The Dark

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1434979687
Size: 33.55 MB
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The Dark Side Of Beauty

Author: Dana Stuart
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595306047
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As a younster I loved to read: Romance and Science Fiction, mainly, but I also delved into books on psychology. Why on Earth would a young girl be interested in such a dry and boring subject, you ask? The answer is simple: I was afraid that I was losing my mind -- going crazy. Inappropriate clinical terminology, for sure, but it does capture the spirit fo my dilemma. After all, how many teenagers are still being visited by an imaginary playmate? Much less one that looked exactly as they had when they were seven years old? You see my problem! After countless hours of study, I came to the conclusion that I was probably mildly schizophrenic. But could a person be a tiny bit insane? Or was it akin to being pregnant -- either you were or you weren't -- there was no middle ground. The answer to that question eluded me. As disconcerting as that was, it was nothing compared to my day-to-day existence: my mother hated me and my father semed intent on abandoning me. What was a girl to do? I thought of running away or even killing myself... which is exactly what I ended up doing. Confused? Welcome to my world! As events unfolded, I learned several important lessons, foremost being that overcoming the dark side of my own personality was to be my greatest challenge. Oh, and I also learned that trusting those you loved the most could get you killed. Stone cold dead. Trust me on that one.

A Carousel Of Sorts

Author: Grant Guimont
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 059518801X
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A Carousel of Sorts is a dizzying leap into the shallow end of the pool of life. The story embraces the enormity of the world and the underlying idiosyncrasies that connect us all in the end. And perhaps along the way, on the wings of the fabled Carik birds from the tale, some of those answers will appear somewhere amidst the infinite spectrum between Bob Dylan’s song lyrics and the ingredients to Cocoa Puffs cereal. Sawyer Redwine, happens upon his own chance at redemption by stumbling into the life of Ashton James during a robbery. They hightail their lives across country in order to create a fresh start careening into Blaiku “Willy” Williams, the final piece in this triangle of fate. From the festive weirdness of a religious carnival located in Iowa to the eccentric values of a cosmetics mogul in Minneapolis, the triumvirate’s journey unfolds under a tabloid, fashion reporter’s eyes. Interwoven in the trio’s new America are an angel who appears to be Ted Nugent, a Mafia hitman trying to become a rodeo clown, an elderly woman who speaks only through Hallmark cards, and an obsessive narrator with a bloated ego and a magically spiked six-pack of beer.