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Crimes of Passion, ninth in the multiple award-winning Hot Blood series of erotic horror, has a criminally good array of talent -- 14 stories by such authors as diverse as literary giant Joyce Carol Oates, mystery giant Lawrence Block, horror giant Ramsey Campbell, musician Greg Kihn, and the stunning Stoker Award finalist "Madame Babylon" by Brian Hodge. It's "like a powerful handgun being cocked in your ear" (award-winning author Edward Bryant for Locus) and "should serve to warm your veins quite nicely during the long winters night" (Booklovers) Your eyes will be cuffed to the page until you finish this inescapable, essential volume. With some of the biggest authors and best stories, Crimes of Passion is erotic horror at its sinful, wonderful best.
Not all love is innocent. Some desires swallow you whole. . .There's more than meets the eye to the twenty twisted pleasures collected here, with death and desire lying in wait behind every corner. One goth girl finds the man whose love can make her beautiful and whose body can bring her ecstasy--if she can stomach the price. . . A zombie apocalypse destroys a man's family, but "til death do us part" is a vow his wife won't forget--even if she's now more on the undead side. A vampire hunter wakes up the morning after and has to discover what forbidden pleasures he indulged in the night before--he suspects they might involve the drop-dead gorgeous bloodsucker next door. . .These and many more tales of sinister passion lie inside--if you aren't afraid of the dark. . ..
Deadly After Dark, fourth in the genre-defining Hot Blood erotic horror anthology series, pushes the envelope the furthest yet. Two Bram Stoker nominated stories, Lucy Taylor's searing "Thing of Which We Do Not Speak" and Edward Lee's brilliantly grisly "Mr. Torso," demonstrate the depth and range of the best erotic horror, and highlight a 14 story collection that will both arouse your senses and make your blood run cold. Other contributors include award-winning and bestselling mystery author Max Allan Collins, making an all too rare foray into the dark side of suspense, as well as pioneering work from contemporary horror master Jack Ketchum, and new fiction by both Graham Watkins and Graham Masterton. It's no surprise Fangoria said "Deadly After Dark is a worthy continuation of a series that has yet to reach its climax."
Fatal Attractions, edited by Jeff Gelb and Michael Garrett, is the eleventh Hot Blood erotic horror collection -- and according to Cemetery Dance, "one of the best volumes in this long-running series - a top rating." Like a moth to a flame, Fatal Attraction draws a diverse array of award-winning authors from the horror, mystery and thriller genres (and Hollywood) into its orbit, including Max Alan Collins, P. D. Cacek, Graham Masterton, Edo van Belkom, Nancy Holder, Brian Hodge, David Schow, Mick Garris and Yvonne Navarro. In fact, Fatal Attractions is the most lauded roster of contributors in the rich three-decade history of the Hot Blood series. Be Manhandled. Have an Epiphany. Work the Graveyard Shift. Go on Separate Vacations. Awaken to Moist Dreams. Fatal Attractions is One to Die For, the pinnacle of erotic horror and a must read for fans.
Shorts stories by Jack Ketchum, Edward Lee, Graham Masterton, and others.
Discover what happens in the dark, where secret fantasies and sensual abandon take a dangerous turn, slipping into a terrifying realm of primal fear, treacherous temptations, and fatal attractions. Welcome to the party! Unleash your wildest passions. Surrender to forbidden cravings. And give in to your darkest desires as some of today's hottest masters of the macabre take you to the razor's edge of seduction in this spine tingling collection. Here are eighteen delectably unholy tales of terror that will lift you to the heights of passion...then send you spiraling into the sinister shadows of human nature, where seduction is just a prelude to unspeakable acts of horror and depravity...
In Hotter Blood, sex and horror are coupled to an ecstatic effect. This is the second in the provocative anthology series that defined a genre and spanned a generation. Grant Morrison's Bram Stoker-nominated "The Braille Encyclopedia" spearheads a collection of 24 original stories, with additional contributions from horror stars like Richard Laymon and Nancy Collins, comic book talents Kurt Busiek and John Byrne, and superstar horror director Mick Garris. Explore the dark side of having your lover in "The Tub" with you, find out when "Confession" isn't good for the soul, and feed your hunger for erotic horror with this delectable collection...Cemetery Dance called Hotter Blood "outstanding," Gauntlet labeled it "aggressive and riveting, a virtual Who's Who of modern horror," and to 2AM Magazine, it's "Amazing...highly recommended."
The needle plunges into the red for Hottest Blood, third in the pioneering Hot Blood erotic horror anthology series, edited by Jeff Gelb and Michael Garrett. Nancy Holder's Bram Stoker- winning "I Hear the Mermaids Singing" jump-starts a collection of 20 original stories with "something to whet every appetite" (Bayonne Journal) that will rev up your heart and drop you to the floor... Find yourself taken for a deathly ride in "Black Cars," join Grant Morrison in "The Room Where Love Lives," and check out Graham Masterton's "Sex Object." In the best Hot Blood tradition, it's the best all-new erotic horror from the best writers around.
In Kiss and Kill, eighth in Jeff Gelb and Michael Garrett's boundary-breaking Hot Blood erotic horror anthology series, readers are sure to be tied up in strings by 16 thrilling tales of erotic horror that will leave them bound ever tighter, even as the stories themselves defy all restraint. Four-time Stoker winner Nancy Holder, award-winning author Graham Masterton, Shamus Award-winning and best-selling author Max Allan Collins, and award-winning author Brian Hodge are just a few of the authors who bring the Hot Blood series to new heights. Award-winning author Edward Bryant, reviewing for Locus, said "the variety will appeal to your every kink."
Plant yourself under the covers and get ready for Seeds of Fear, fifth in the ground- breaking Hot Blood erotic horror anthology series. Pinup queen Brinke Stevens delivers the Introduction, and 19 original stories cultivated by editors Jeff Gelb and Michael Garrett follow. Terror and titillation reach full, florid bloom as Bentley Little invites you to "See Marilyn Monroe's Panties!," Ronald Kelly introduces a "Scream Queen" you won't soon forget, Edward Lee follows his Stoker-nominated "Mr. Torso" (HB4) with "Grub-Girl" and award-winning author P. D. Cacek (Stoker, World Fantasy) welcomes her "Devil With a Blue Dress."
To be able to fill an anthology with original horror tales by some of the greatest names in terror fiction is a dream come true. Bram Stoker Award-winning editors Jeff Gelb and Del Howison are living that dream... or is it nightmare? Following the first award-winning book of the series, the editors have gathered the finest horror authors from around the country, including bestselling authors James Sallis, Joe R. Lansdale, Max Brooks, Steve Niles, and Caitlin R. Kiernan. 18 original tales of carefully crafted macabre will keep you up at night. Plus there is an introduction by the late great Ray Harryhausen who, when speaking of editors Gelb and Howison, claims, "Horror is their thing and it is what they do best." Get ready to settle in with Dark Delicacies II: Fear. It's time for the second course!
A stellar cast of horror writers comprise this third entry in the Dark Delicacies anthology series. These twenty-one short works will examine and lay bare all the ways in which we are haunted--both literally and figuratively. With a new novella from David Morrell and a short story Chuck Palahniuk is writing as a teaching class on his blog, interest in this anthology will prove that the third time is no trick and all treat! Includes contributions from: Kevin J. Anderson, Clive Barker, Michael Boatman, Heather Graham, Richard Christian Matheson, David Morrell, Chuck Palahniuk, Victor Salva And many more!
From one of the nation's leading foreign-policy minds comes a provocative new account of how to think about--and use--America's power in the twenty-first century. Inspired by Machiavelli's classic The Prince, Leslie H. Gelb offers illuminating guidelines on how American power actually works and should be wielded in today's tumultuous world, writing with the perspective of four decades of extraordinary access and influence in government, think tanks, and journalism. He argues that Washington risks losing the essential lifeblood of its national security--its power--unless American leaders relearn the lessons of how to use that power. Contrary to runaway fashion, Gelb argues that the world is not flat, power is not soft, and that we have not entered a post-American era in global affairs. The United States remains far and away the most powerful country in a world where power remains sharply pyramidal. But the U.S. is not the dominant power, and it can't dictate to others. Gelb persuasively shows that America's future power must be based on the principle of mutual indispensability: Washington is the indispensable leader because it alone can galvanize coalitions to solve major international problems (and all nations know this), while other key nations are indispensable partners in getting the job done. The reality is this: succeed together or fail apart. Washington will also fail if it forgets that power is still, as in the days of Machiavelli, about pressure and coercion, carrots and sticks. Reason, values, and understanding are foreplay, but not the real thing. Gelb provides an incisive look at the major U.S. foreign-policy triumphs and tragedies of the last half century, and offers practical rules on how to effectively exercise power today. Power Rules is an impassioned challenge to both liberals and conservatives and a plea to reclaim the true meaning of power and the essential role of common sense in solving global problems.
Author Michael Gelb ignited the current fascination with all things Da Vinci with his runaway bestseller, How to Think like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day. Just as that book showed readers how to use the seven Da Vincian principles to develop their creative potential, his new book, Da Vinci Decoded, will help you use the same principles to cultivate your spiritual potential. Wonder. Appreciation. Awareness. Wholeness...In the Western world of the fifteenth century, these personal qualities were all boldly embodied in one extraordinary man. From art to botany, anatomy to mechanics, Da Vinci was a profoundly original thinker fully in tune with the world of man and nature, and with the divine spirit that bridges the two. In this bold new guide to awakening the soul, Michael Gelb draws on Leonardo's writings, inventions, and works of art to show how you, too, can practice the seven essential principles by which Leonardo lived and worked:Filled with practical exercises that will help you put each of the seven principles into use, a series of reflective questions designed for self-assessment, and inspirational sayings drawn from the world's great wisdom traditions, Da Vinci Decoded offers a wide range of tools to use in your spiritual quest. Now you can let Leonardo and this book be your personal guides to creating your own personal spiritual renaissance today.From the Hardcover edition.
Unleash your creative potential. Michael J. Gelb, bestselling author of How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, draws upon history's most revolutionary minds to help you unleash your own creativity. With fascinating biographies of all ten geniuses, personal self-assessments, and practical exercises, this book is the key to unlocking the genius inside you! Plato -- Deepening your love of wisdom Filippo Brunelleschi -- Expanding your perspective Christopher Columbus -- Strengthening your vision, optimism, and courage Nicolaus Copernicus -- Reorganizing your vision of the world Queen Elizabeth I -- Wielding your power with balance and effectiveness William Shakespeare -- Cultivating your emotional intelligence Thomas Jefferson -- Celebrating your freedom in the pursuit of happiness Charles Darwin -- Developing your powers of observation and cultivating an open mind Mahatma Gandhi -- Applying the principles of spiritual genius to harmonize spirit, mind, and body Albert Einstein -- Unleashing your imagination and "combinatory play"
The self-help book that Leonardo da Vinci never wrote: an innovative, illustrated guide to unlocking and inspiring the genius within and taking advantage of the wisdom put forth by the greatest genius of all time. Halftone illustrations. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Genius is made, not born. And human beings are gifted with an almost unlimited potential for learning and creativity. Now you can uncover your own hidden abilities, sharpen your senses, and liberate your unique intelligence--by following the example of the greatest genius of all time, Leonardo da Vinci.Acclaimed author Michael J. Gelb, who has helped thousands of people expand their minds to accomplish more than they ever thought possible, shows you how. Drawing on Da Vinci's notebooks, inventions, and legendary works of art, Gelb introduces Seven Da Vincian Principles--the essential elements of genius--from curiosità, the insatiably curious approach to life to connessione, the appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things. With Da Vinci as your inspiration, you will discover an exhilarating new way of thinking. And step-by-step, through exercises and provocative lessons, you will harness the power--and awesome wonder--of your own genius, mastering such life-changing abilities as: *Problem solving *Creative thinking *Self-expression *Enjoying the world around you *Goal setting and life balance *Harmonizing body and mindDrawing on Da Vinci's notebooks, inventions, and legendary works of art, acclaimed author Michael J. Gelb, introduces seven Da Vincian principles, the essential elements of genius, from curiosita, the insatiably curious approach to life, to connessione, the appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things. With Da Vinci as their inspiration, readers will discover an exhilarating new way of thinking. Step-by-step, through exercises and provocative lessons, anyone can harness the power and awesome wonder of their own genius, mastering such life-changing skills as problem solving, creative thinking, self-expression, goal setting and life balance, and harmonizing body and mind.From the Trade Paperback edition.
The author, who is a motivational speaker who teaches how to think more creatively, teaches you how to juggle and in the process discusses how to take risks by making mistakes.
Michael J. Gelb is the world's leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development. He shows you how to rethink the way you think by helping you discover your natural ability to create, communicate, and lead in every area of your life-from designing a dinner party to mapping out your life goals, from running a more effective business meeting to improving memory and increasing your creative power. Thinking for a Change unveils fresh strategies for thriving on change and increasing productivity through synvergent thinking, the art of balancing logic and imagination, reason and intuition. It is a way of seeing the whole picture by integrating the larger elements and the details. It is the ability to entertain multiple pairs of seemingly opposite ideas simultaneously. Thinking for a Change also teaches readers how to facilitate the mind's ability to link disparate ideas. This process of association is the basis for the skill of mind mapping, a method-originated by British psychologist Tony Buzan- that improves the organization of ideas and encourages synvergent thinking. Based on a practical understanding of the structure and design of the human brain, and research into the thinking patterns of history's great achievers such as Darwin, Edison, and Leonardo da Vinci, mind mapping unleashes your ability to generate new ideas quickly and organize them effectively. In today's global marketplace everyone from retailers and restaurateurs to computer consultants and communications companies are restructuring, reengineering, and reinventing themselves. In a world of accelerating change, individuals and organizations can no longer afford to approach information-age problems and opportunities with industrial-age thinking skills. A more fulfilling life, a stronger organization, a saner society-they all start with your thinking, your actions, and your courage. So it's time to begin Thinking for a Change.
A carefully-researched, easy-to-apply system of the five success secrets inspired by the creative methods of Thomas Edison. The greatest innovator in American history, Edison set the stage for America's global leadership in innovation with his focus on practical accomplishment. Now, Gelb and Caldicott apply the best practices of Edison to contemporary business situations to help today's leaders harness their own innovative potential. Innovate Like Edison is a blueprint for success that will enable executives and entrepreneurs to thrive in today's culture of innovation.
Virtually everyone fears mental deterioration as they age. But in the past thirty years neuroscientists have discovered that the brain is actually designed to improve throughout life. How can you encourage this improvement?Brain Power shares practical, state-of-the-evidence answers in this inspiring, fun-to-read plan for action. The authors have interviewed physicians, gerontologists, and neuroscientists; studied the habits of men and women who epitomize healthy aging; and applied what they describe in their own lives. The resulting guidance; along with the accompanying downloadable Brain Sync audio program; can help you activate unused brain areas, tone mental muscles, and enliven every faculty.
The Internal Structure of Cloud Hands offers readers an in-depth look into the art of T'ai Chi Ch'uan via the practice of Cloud Hands, a foundational exercise common to all schools of this popular martial art. Part theoretical treatise, part training manual, this book facilitates a deeper understanding of "internal" movement and training for students of T'ai Chi and other internal martial arts. Step-by-step exercises help to bring the theoretical into concrete practice and application. Author Robert E. Tangora, an accomplished practitioner and teacher of several different styles of T'ai Chi, places a heavy emphasis on the development of internal structure and building a solid foundation in the art's most basic movements. Intermediate and advanced practitioners will discover a deeply interconnected world of practice; beginning students will learn basic training methods that can help them bypass years of incomplete training and erase incorrect habits already formed. Tangora also stresses the importance of meditation and its crucial relationship to the art's health and martial aspects, as well as how to use the spine to integrate movements--especially important for practitioners with back problems who wish to learn how to move without inducing pain. Readers will learn to: * Cultivate internal power * Discover the inner workings of Tai Chi Ch'uan * Understand the meaning of the T'ai Chi classics * Move without injury * Relieve back pain
Dr. Koufman's Acid Reflux Diet is the latest book from Jamie Koufman, M.D., author of the New York Times bestselling Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet Cookbook & Cure.Dr. Koufman's Acid Reflux Diet is the latest book from New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Jamie Koufman, M.D. It is a companion book to Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet Cookbook & Cure, which first introduced attainable strategies for restoring respiratory and digestive health through a scientifically-based nutritional program. Dr. Koufman's Acid Reflux Diet extends those lessons for a lifetime emphasizing lean, clean, green, and alkaline eating. The book also highlights how to recognize your reflux trigger foods, how to get off reflux medication, and how to lose weight the right way--and keep it off. Dr. Koufman's Acid Reflux Diet includes 111 amazingly delicious and original vegetarian and gluten-free recipes. How Do I Know If I have Reflux? Acid, Pepsin, and All That Jazz Misconceptions About Reflux Lean, Clean, Green, Alkaline Seven Simple Rules of the Dropping Acid Diet Pick Your Poison: Vegan, Gluten-free, Sugar-free, Dairy-free? Four Phases of The Reflux Diet: Detox, Transition, Maintenance, Longevity Best and Worst Foods For a Refluxer Trigger Foods pH-Balancing and Alkaline Water Planning and Cooking Ahead Dining Out Extra Credit: Beyond Barretts Recipes For Longevity How to Use This Book The Kombu Dilemma Food and Cooking Terms Ingredient List and the Recipes that Use Them Breakfast Soups Salads Sides Entrees Snacks and Hors D'oeuvres Desserts Kitchen Staples Acknowledgements Index About the Authors Sample Recipes Roasted Cauliflower & Watercress Chowder Makes 4 servings ¦Vegetarian, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free Ingredients 1 head cauliflower, diced (small, bite-sized pieces) 1/2 pound or 2 medium potatoes, diced (small, bite-sized pieces) 1 stalk celery, finely diced 1 carrot, minced or finely diced 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1 tablespoon safflower oil 1/3 cup raw pistachios, shelled 1/4 cup white miso (optional) 1 small bunch watercress Olive oil (for garnish) up to one teaspoon per bowl Directions - In a roasting pan, add potatoes, celery, carrots, and cauliflower. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon sea salt and 1 tablespoon safflower oil. Cover with foil and roast at 425O F for 30 minutes. - Add 1/2 the roasted vegetables to the blender. Add stock, pistachios, Miso, and watercress to the blender and puree till very smooth. - Put the mixture into a pot and add the rest of the cooked vegetables. - Bring to simmer, but do not boil! - Garnish with a small amount of very good olive oil (optional) Notes: As a child growing up in Brooklyn, I loved the fresh cauliflower that was available in summer when we would visit Upstate New York. Infatuation with this incredible and versatile vegetable has only grown over the years as I have learned more and more dishes using it. * This chowder is very popular on my catering menus and has been a huge hit at my underground restaurant in Oakland. * Basil can be substituted for watercress. * This soup is also great for a winter evening because it is hearty. * When you prepare the cauliflower and potatoes, remember that these need to be bite size. * For gluten-free diets, avoid mugi miso which is made with barley; and for those preferring to avoid soy, use chickpea misos. Chef Philip Steamed Sea Bass with Ginger & Soy Makes 4 servings ¦ Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free Ingredients 2 pounds sea bass fillet (or any other flaky white fish) 2 teaspoons sea salt 1 inch of ginger root, peeled and cut into thin matchsticks 1 1/2 tablespoon rice wine (or any dry white wine) 2 tablespoon soy sauce (Tamari, gluten-free soy) 4 teaspoon toasted sesame oil* (optional) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup fresh cilantro sprigs Directions - Salt both side of fillet. - Scatter ginger over top of fish. - Drizzle rice wine over the fish and place on heat proof dish for steaming. - Pl...
Volume 3, Cancer, presents the complex patterns of cancer incidence and death around the world and evidence on effective and cost-effective ways to control cancers. The DCP3 evaluation of cancer will indicate where cancer treatment is ineffective and wasteful, and offer alternative cancer care packages that are cost-effective and suited to low-resource settings. Main messages from the volume include: -Quality matters in all aspects of cancer treatment and palliation. -Cancer registries that track incidence, mortality, and survival " paired with systems to capture causes of death are important to understanding the national cancer burden and the effect of interventions over time. -Effective interventions exist at a range of prices. Adopting "resource appropriate" measures which allow the most effective treatment for the greatest number of people will be advantageous to countries. -Prioritizing resources toward early stage and curable cancers is likely to have the greatest health impact in low income settings. -Research prioritization is no longer just a global responsibility. Providing cancer treatment requires adequate numbers of trained healthcare professionals and infrastructure beyond what is available in most LMICs, especially low income countries. Careful patient monitoring is a requirement of good quality cancer care and this often involves laboratory tests in addition to clinical examination. Even if financing were immediately available to build or expand a cancer control system, reaching capacity will take many years.
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