Cuffed

Cuffed
  • Author : Gregory, M D,Ki Brightly
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 312
  • Relase : 2021-04-10
  • ISBN : 9798735796091

Cuffed Book Review:

An Ex-Mayor Looking for a Second Chance Ross Midberry lost it all in a moment of passion: his job, reputation, and freedom. Prison is no picnic. He doesn't expect Stormy-a professional he's fond of-to be his savior. Stormy gives Ross a home after his incarceration and encourages him to move on from his mistakes, while also giving him something he doesn't know he needs-dominance. A Professional Finds His Houseboy Lane Kennedy, also known as Stormy in his career life, has always searched for adventure. Being a Courtesan gives him new and exciting challenges every day. He never planned to want a relationship, until the moment he was caught with Ross in a stairwell at city hall. Now his priorities have changed. He wants to take care of Ross, and in the process, unexpectedly finds himself a houseboy. A World Filled with Expectations The media still wants a piece of Ross, while all his friends and family keep their distance. No one wants to hire him, and he's waiting for Lane to realize he's now a nobody. But Lane isn't going anywhere. He has discovered a contentment he didn't anticipate. Together they must find a new path in a world filled with people who want their pound of flesh from a disgraced mayor.

The Promise

The Promise
  • Author : Meg Bawden,Ki Brightly
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 218
  • Relase : 2020-07-08
  • ISBN : 9798664560862

The Promise Book Review:

Widowed Before Forty Lawyer Caleb "West" Weston loses the man he loves, Carter, to cancer. When Carter dies, not only is West left hurting, but Carter's younger brother, eighteen-year-old Shane, plummets deeply into grief. Both men bury themselves in their pain and forget to support one another. West feels hollow, and Shane's life goes off the rails. The Lost BoyShane's parents reacted badly when he told them he was gay, but he had Carter and West to run to when things got tough. They gladly took him in. After Carter dies, Shane feels like he has no one to love him, until one tearful moment between Shane and West turns into something passionate. Afterward, consumed by guilt, both men become more isolated than before. Second Chance at Love, First Chance to Be HimselfWest has never fully embraced the darkest parts of his sexuality, but he knows one thing for certain-he wants Shane as his. Even if being with his dead lover's younger brother is wrong, fighting his attraction to Shane is hurting them both. He decides to step up and become the daddy he has always wanted to be, one who helps guide his boy back into the land of the living. One large problem remains, during the months Shane was left to his own devices, he made a wreck of his life. West and Shane both need a lot of love to heal. Can they learn to live a new life together, free of shame and guilt?

Before I Die

Before I Die
  • Author : Jenny Downham
  • Publisher : David Fickling Books
  • Pages : 312
  • Relase : 2008-09-25
  • ISBN : 9780375849374

Before I Die Book Review:

For the many readers who love The Fault in Our Stars, this is the story of a girl who is determined to live, love, and to write her own ending before her time is finally up. Tessa has just months to live. Fighting back against hospital visits, endless tests, and drugs with excruciating side effects, Tessa compiles a list. It’s her To Do Before I Die list. And number one is Sex. Released from the constraints of “normal” life, Tessa tastes new experiences to make her feel alive while her failing body struggles to keep up. Tessa’s feelings, her relationships with her father and brother, her estranged mother, her best friend, and her new boyfriend, are all painfully crystallized in the precious weeks before Tessa’s time runs out. A Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of the Year A Booklist Editors’ Choice A Book Sense Children’s Pick A Kirkus Reviews Editors’ Choice A Publishers Weekly Flying Start Author An ALA-YALSA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults The newly released feature film Now Is Good, starring Dakota Fanning, is based on Jenny Downham's intensely moving novel.

Bound Gods

Bound Gods
  • Author : Adrienne Wilder
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 132
  • Relase : 2018-10-02
  • ISBN : 172666595X

Bound Gods Book Review:

Kaleb Holten's father's debt to an underground group The Association has just been called in, and the man can't pay the loan. Instead of turning over his wealth, he releases his son and Kaleb finds himself thrown into a world where a class of men see themselves as untouchable. Going so far as to call themselves gods. After the Great Economic Collapse there are no laws that cannot be broken. And Kaleb is forced into a ten-year sentence of servitude where he will have no say, no rights, no value and yet be coveted and protected as if he were a priceless treasure. Leo Roan, has slipped the noose the Association bound him with by breaking his addiction to ambrosia and Kaleb Holten was supposed to be his last assignment as a doxie Master. But something about the boy begins weaving a new net that will not only ensnare him but the conscious darkness inside, that craves pain, agony, suffering, and death.

Yes, Sir

Yes, Sir
  • Author : Meg Bawden,Ki Brightly
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 388
  • Relase : 2020-10-23
  • ISBN : 9798552396948

Yes, Sir Book Review:

River Demchenko, attorney for the Kings of Men MC, takes risks. He craves rough relationships and lives on the edge between acceptable and criminal. When Officer Paxton calls looking for an attorney after his husband mysteriously dies, River takes another questionable leap. Paxton is the only cop who has ever treated him with respect so helping to clear his name only seems fair. After all, everyone deserves a second chance, even a cop. Officer and Private Investigator Jayce Paxton has his world ripped apart and becomes a widower. He throws himself into his work and is shocked when he stumbles on his lawyer, River, drugged and hurt. River is caught up in a blackmailing scheme, and he's being threatened by the same people Jayce and his team are investigating as sex traffickers. In order to find the traffickers, Jayce needs to enter a seedy underworld River is all too familiar with. To make the act convincing, Jayce persuades River to pretend he's his boyfriend-and let people think Jayce is his Dom.One problem, Jayce likes his role too much. They need to find the men extorting River before he winds up without a job, or worse. Despite their unexpected attraction, they have to keep their focus on solving the case, or more lives could be destroyed. River has been hurt before and isn't sure he can deal with more than the sham relationship, but Jayce will give it his all to change River's mind and keep him safe.

High

High
  • Author : Gregory, M D,Ki Brightly
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 282
  • Relase : 2020-11-15
  • ISBN : 9798565105698

High Book Review:

The Cartel Boss-El JefeThiago Reyes was separated from his childhood best friend years ago, but after his father dies he inherits the largest drug cartel in the US. His first call to action is to save his captive friend, Manny, from his own father. Rescuing Manny will not only start a full-blown war with Antonio Méndez, but it will put the Reyes family at risk. Thiago would do anything for Manny. Rescued But Hurt Manny Méndez-Beltrán, hidden by his father from potential enemies, was imprisoned for over four years in his bedroom. He lost hope that Thiago would rescue him, and when he finally does, Manny is furious. Thiago had abandoned him with his father for a long time, and the fear that the love of his life has found someone else weighs on his mind. The world has gone on without him, leaving Manny inexperienced and feeling out of place. No Path, Except Through the FlamesReunited, Thiago and Manny must learn to be with each other again. As their relationship grows to what it should have been years ago, the fallout rages on around them. Manny either must learn to fight at Thiago's side or risk being seen as too weak to be the jefe's future husband. If he can't toughen up, someone will kill him, and the bullet might come from either side.

William Shakespeare's Star Wars

William Shakespeare's Star Wars
  • Author : Ian Doescher
  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Pages : 176
  • Relase : 2013-07-09
  • ISBN : 9781594746550

William Shakespeare's Star Wars Book Review:

The New York Times Best Seller Experience the Star Wars saga reimagined as an Elizabethan drama penned by William Shakespeare himself, complete with authentic meter and verse, and theatrical monologues and dialogue by everyone from Darth Vader to R2D2. Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime retelling of George Lucas’s epic Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. The saga of a wise (Jedi) knight and an evil (Sith) lord, of a beautiful princess held captive and a young hero coming of age, Star Wars abounds with all the valor and villainy of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. Authentic meter, stage directions, reimagined movie scenes and dialogue, and hidden Easter eggs throughout will entertain and impress fans of Star Wars and Shakespeare alike. Every scene and character from the film appears in the play, along with twenty woodcut-style illustrations that depict an Elizabethan version of the Star Wars galaxy. Zounds! This is the book you’re looking for.

The Lone Star Defenders: A Chronicle of the Third Texas Cavalry, Ross' Brigade

The Lone Star Defenders: A Chronicle of the Third Texas Cavalry, Ross' Brigade
  • Author : Samuel Benton Barron
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2015-11-17
  • ISBN : 9781465605276

The Lone Star Defenders: A Chronicle of the Third Texas Cavalry, Ross' Brigade Book Review:

ÊAs my recollections of the war between the States, or the Confederate War, in which four of the best years of my life (May, 1861, to May, 1865) were given to the service of the Confederate States of America, are to be written at the earnest request of my children, and mainly for their gratification, it is, perhaps, proper to preface the recital by going back a few years in order to give a little family history. I was born in what is now the suburbs of the town of Gurley in Madison County, Alabama, on the 9th day of November, 1834. My father, Samuel Boulds Barron, was born in South Carolina in 1793. His father, James Barron, as I understand, was a native of Ireland. My motherÕs maiden name was Martha Cotten, daughter of James Cotten, who was from Guilford County, North Carolina, and who was in the battle of Guilford Court House, at the age of sixteen. His future wife, Nancy Johnson, was then a young girl living in hearing of the battle at the Court House. About the beginning of the past century, 1800, my Grandfather Cotten, with his wife, her brother Abner Johnson, and their relatives, Gideon and William Pillow, and their sister, Mrs. Dew, moved out from North Carolina into Tennessee, stopping in Davidson County, near Nashville. Later Abner Johnson and the Pillows settled in Maury County, near Columbia, and about the year 1808 my grandfather and his family came on to Madison County, Alabama, and settled at what has always been known as Cave Springs, about fifteen miles east or southeast from Huntsville. In the second war with Great Britain (the War of 1812) my Grandfather Cotten again answered the call to arms, and as a captain he served his country with notable gallantry. It is like an almost forgotten dream, the recollection of my paternal grandmother and my maternal grandfather, for both of them died when I was a small child. My maternal grandmother, however, who lived to the age of eighty-seven years, I remember well. In my earliest recollection my father was a school-teacher, teaching at a village then called ÒThe Section,Ó afterwards ÒLowsville,Ó being now the town of Maysville, twelve miles east of Huntsville. He was well-educated and enjoyed the reputation of being an excellent teacher. He quit teaching, however, and settled on a small farm four miles east of Cave Springs, on what is known as the ÒCove road,Ó running from Huntsville to Bellefonte. Here he died when I was about seven years of age, leaving my mother with five children: John Ashworth, a son by her first husband; my brother, William J. Barron, who now lives in Huntsville, Alabama; two sisters, Tabitha and Nancy Jane; and myself. About nine years later our mother died. In the meantime our half-brother had arrived at manÕs estate and left home. Soon after our motherÕs death we sold the homestead, and each one went his or her way, as it were, the sisters living with our near-by relatives until they married. My brother and myself found employment in Huntsville and lived there. Our older sister and her husband came to Texas in about the year 1857, and settled first in Nacogdoches County. In the fall of 1859 I came to Texas, to bring my then widowed sister and her child to my sister already here. And so, as the old song went, ÒI am away here in Texas.Ó

White Trash Warlock

White Trash Warlock
  • Author : David R. Slayton
  • Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
  • Pages : 266
  • Relase : 2020-10-13
  • ISBN : 9781094069197

White Trash Warlock Book Review:

Not all magicians go to schools of magic. Adam Binder has the Sight. It’s a power that runs in his bloodline: the ability to see beyond this world and into another, a realm of magic populated by elves, gnomes, and spirits of every kind. But for much of Adam’s life, that power has been a curse, hindering friendships, worrying his backwoods family, and fueling his abusive father’s rage. Years after his brother, Bobby, had him committed to a psych ward, Adam is ready to come to grips with who he is, to live his life on his terms, to find love, and maybe even use his magic to do some good. Hoping to track down his missing father, Adam follows a trail of cursed artifacts to Denver, only to discover that an ancient and horrifying spirit has taken possession of Bobby’s wife. It isn’t long before Adam becomes the spirit’s next target. To survive the confrontation, save his sister-in-law, and learn the truth about his father, Adam will have to risk bargaining with very dangerous beings ... including his first love.

Rampage Nation

Rampage Nation
  • Author : Louis Klarevas
  • Publisher : Prometheus Books
  • Pages : 340
  • Relase : 2016-08-23
  • ISBN : 9781633880672

Rampage Nation Book Review:

In the past decade, no individual act of violence has killed more people in the United States than the mass shooting. This well-researched, forcefully argued book answers some of the most pressing questions facing our society: Why do people go on killing sprees? Are gun-free zones magnets for deadly rampages? What can we do to curb the carnage of this disturbing form of firearm violence? Contrary to conventional wisdom, the author shows that gun possession often prods aggrieved, mentally unstable individuals to go on shooting sprees; these attacks largely occur in places where guns are not prohibited by law; and sensible gun-control measures like the federal Assault Weapons Ban—which helped drastically reduce rampage violence when it was in effect—are instrumental to keeping Americans safe from mass shootings in the future. To stem gun massacres, the author proposes several original policy prescriptions, ranging from the enactment of sensible firearm safety reforms to an overhaul of how the justice system investigates potential active-shooter threats and prosecutes violent crimes. Calling attention to the growing problem of mass shootings, Rampage Nation demonstrates that this unique form of gun violence is more than just a criminal justice offense or public health scourge. It is a threat to American security. From the Hardcover edition.

Hemp Diseases and Pests

Hemp Diseases and Pests
  • Author : John Michael McPartland,Robert Connell Clarke,David Paul Watson
  • Publisher : CABI
  • Pages : 251
  • Relase : 2000
  • ISBN : 9780851994543

Hemp Diseases and Pests Book Review:

Hemp is enjoying a worldwide resurgence. This book combines a useful review of the hemp pest and disease literature published over the past 50 years, with up-to-date information on modern biological control techniques. Each pest and disease organism is presented in the same format, covering range and economic impact, symptoms, life history, diagnosis, and both new and old techniques for biological control and chemical control. Easy to use keys are included for rapid identification of the most common pests. Introductory chapters describe the general principles of plant protection, requirements for healthy plant growth, and taxonomy of parasites and pathogens.

Debugging Game History

Debugging Game History
  • Author : Henry Lowood,Raiford Guins
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Pages : 464
  • Relase : 2016-06-03
  • ISBN : 9780262034197

Debugging Game History Book Review:

Essays discuss the terminology, etymology, and history of key terms, offering a foundation for critical historical studies of games. Even as the field of game studies has flourished, critical historical studies of games have lagged behind other areas of research. Histories have generally been fact-by-fact chronicles; fundamental terms of game design and development, technology, and play have rarely been examined in the context of their historical, etymological, and conceptual underpinnings. This volume attempts to “debug” the flawed historiography of video games. It offers original essays on key concepts in game studies, arranged as in a lexicon—from “Amusement Arcade” to “Embodiment” and “Game Art” to “Simulation” and “World Building.” Written by scholars and practitioners from a variety of disciplines, including game development, curatorship, media archaeology, cultural studies, and technology studies, the essays offer a series of distinctive critical “takes” on historical topics. The majority of essays look at game history from the outside in; some take deep dives into the histories of play and simulation to provide context for the development of electronic and digital games; others take on such technological components of games as code and audio. Not all essays are history or historical etymology—there is an analysis of game design, and a discussion of intellectual property—but they nonetheless raise questions for historians to consider. Taken together, the essays offer a foundation for the emerging study of game history. Contributors Marcelo Aranda, Brooke Belisle, Caetlin Benson-Allott, Stephanie Boluk, Jennifer deWinter, J. P. Dyson, Kate Edwards, Mary Flanagan, Jacob Gaboury, William Gibbons, Raiford Guins, Erkki Huhtamo, Don Ihde, Jon Ippolito, Katherine Isbister, Mikael Jakobsson, Steven E. Jones, Jesper Juul, Eric Kaltman, Matthew G. Kirschenbaum, Carly A. Kocurek, Peter Krapp, Patrick LeMieux, Henry Lowood, Esther MacCallum-Stewart, Ken S. McAllister, Nick Monfort, David Myers, James Newman, Jenna Ng, Michael Nitsche, Laine Nooney, Hector Postigo, Jas Purewal, Reneé H. Reynolds, Judd Ethan Ruggill, Marie-Laure Ryan, Katie Salen Tekinbaş, Anastasia Salter, Mark Sample, Bobby Schweizer, John Sharp, Miguel Sicart, Rebecca Elisabeth Skinner, Melanie Swalwell, David Thomas, Samuel Tobin, Emma Witkowski, Mark J.P. Wolf

The Vow (Black Arrowhead Series: Book 1)

The Vow (Black Arrowhead Series: Book 1)
  • Author : DANNIKA DARK
  • Publisher : Dannika Dark
  • Pages : 302
  • Relase : 2020-11-29
  • ISBN :

The Vow (Black Arrowhead Series: Book 1) Book Review:

“It hardly matters if you’ve known someone a lifetime or a minute. Our wolves always know who they belong to.” Melody is an ambitious entrepreneur who has always loved the thrill of a new adventure, but she’s about to get more than she bargained for when the only way to save her business is to secure a deal with a powerful tribal leader. Running Horse, Oklahoma, isn’t on the map, and Mel is about as lost as a Shifter can get. When she unexpectedly runs into her best friend’s brother, her friendly visit quickly turns treacherous. Lakota Cross is a man with secrets. While tracking a killer, he reunites with Melody, and their friendship sparks into a passionate affair. But if he doesn’t quell the fire soon, it might burn out of control.Once again, fate brings these two Shifters together in a moment of need. But will the sacrifice be greater than the reward? SPARKS FLY IN THIS RIVETING NEW SERIES BY USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR DANNIKA DARK. + Ciffhanger-free + HEA Keywords: Shifters, wolves, werewolves, shapeshifters, magic, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, action, thriller, mages, supernatural wolf, alpha, vampires, mystery, brotherhood, native american, interracial, suspense, series, friends to lovers, ghosts, bounty hunter, tracker, villains, sleuth, romantic comedy, humor, steamy, hunters, chemistry, sweethearts, prisoner, feisty woman, southern, oklahoma, texas, fantasy, new adult, pack,danger, multicultural, friendship, shifter romance

No Is Not Enough

No Is Not Enough
  • Author : Naomi Klein
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2017-06-13
  • ISBN : 9780735274006

No Is Not Enough Book Review:

"Trump is extreme but he's not a Martian. He is the logical conclusion of many of the most dangerous trends of the past half-century. He is the personification of the merger of humans and corporations--a one-man megabrand, with wife and children as spin-off brands. This book is to help understand how we arrived at this surreal political moment, how to keep it from getting a lot worse, and how, if we keep our heads, we can flip the script and seize the opportunity to make things a whole lot better in a time of urgent need. A tool-kit for shock-resistance." --from the Introduction The election of Donald Trump produced a frightening escalation in a world of cascading crises. The Trump Administration's vision--the deconstruction of the welfare and regulatory state, the unleashing of a fossil fuel frenzy (which requires the sweeping aside of climate science) and an all-out attack on vulnerable communities under the guise of a war on crime and terrorism--will generate wave after wave of crises and shocks around the world, to the economy, to national security, to the environment. In No Is Not Enough, Naomi Klein embraces a lively conversation with the reader to expose the forces behind Trump's success and explain why he is not an aberration but the product of our time--Reality TV branding, celebrity obsession and CEO-worship, Vegas and Guantanamo, fake news and vulture bankers all rolled into one. And she shares a bold vision, a clear-eyed perspective on how to break the spell of his shock tactics, counter the rising chaos and divisiveness at home and abroad, and win the world we need.

Their Ruthless Sadist

Their Ruthless Sadist
  • Author : Nicole Edwards
  • Publisher : Nicole Edwards Limited
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2018-09-04
  • ISBN : 9781939786975

Their Ruthless Sadist Book Review:

You've Got to Be Kitten Me

You've Got to Be Kitten Me
  • Author : Meg Bawden,Ki Brightly
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2020-09-09
  • ISBN : 9798684582295

You've Got to Be Kitten Me Book Review:

Brad Widstrom's human puppy left him. To keep his mind off his loneliness, he drills all his extra time into coaching his kickball team. After a game one night, he goes to a pet-play party. He doesn't expect to meet someone who makes his blood sizzle. The thing is, the man he wants isn't a puppy, he's a cat. Brad doesn't know the first thing about them. One thing is certain, though, and that's how much he wants Harley.Harley Silvain is used to being ignored. Owners prefer the friendlier pet--dogs, not cats--and Harley is anything but sociable. There's something pleasing about having an owner take care of him, but he's not sure about this new man, Brad. Harley keeps waiting for Brad to decide he's too much work. He's sure he'll be replaced by a mutt.When Brad's friend asks him to take in a pup who has been abused by his owner, Harley hates the idea. It's one step closer to Brad dropping him, and he's not willing to let a canine in the house. No matter how many times Brad reassures Harley he'd never leave him for a dog, Harley doesn't believe it. If they want to make this relationship work, Brad will need to help Harley past his insecurities, or it'll implode before it even begins.

One Seriously Messed-Up Weekend

One Seriously Messed-Up Weekend
  • Author : Tom Clempson
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2013-03-07
  • ISBN : 9781405515825

One Seriously Messed-Up Weekend Book Review:

Jack Samsonite's Foolish Plan for Being Amazing at Everything (including getting a life, getting into Film School, and getting into a girl's knickers) 1.Make an amazing(ly bad) short film about zombies . . . or maybe superheroes . . . or just three idiot friends. It has to be deep and meaningful and (most importantly) has to have a scene where I kiss a girl on the mouth. 2.Write the world's best university application ever! (Or at least one that doesn't make me seem like a nob). 3.Don't get expelled trying to complete 1 & 2. It can't possibly fail . . . right?

The Conlanger's Lexipedia

The Conlanger's Lexipedia
  • Author : Mark Rosenfelder
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 420
  • Relase : 2017-07-15
  • ISBN : 0984470069

The Conlanger's Lexipedia Book Review:

After creating a grammar, there's the 800-pound gorilla of the lexicon to deal with. This book gives you everything you need to know to create words. The first stop is etymology: it contains thousands of etymologies from a wide variety of languages. Borrow them or let them spark your own ideas! It's easy to let the lexicon be a coded version of your native language. The book contains tips on how to avoid this, including plenty of fascinating examples from non-English languages. You want to know which words to create first. It includes the 1500 words most commonly found in fantasy and science fiction, sorted by frequency. Many parts of the lexicon require real-world knowledge to handle. The Lexipedia contains just enough information on biology, physics, and human cultures to help you out. Plus, there's a discussion of the basic tools of the word creator: categories, metaphors, and derivation. Though aimed at conlangers, this book will be instructive and entertaining for anyone who's interested in words.

Fiction, 1876-1983: Authors

Fiction, 1876-1983: Authors
  • Author : R.R. Bowker Company. Department of Bibliography,R.R. Bowker Company. Publications Systems Department
  • Publisher : New York : Bowker
  • Pages : 1080
  • Relase : 1983
  • ISBN : UOM:39015015889176

Fiction, 1876-1983: Authors Book Review:

Dead Girls

Dead Girls
  • Author : Alice Bolin
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2018-06-26
  • ISBN : 9780062657169

Dead Girls Book Review:

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018 An Edgar Award nominee for best critical / biographical Best of 2018 according to Kirkus, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Portland Mercury, Bustle, Thrillist, and Electric Lit A New York Times Editor's Choice, a best of summer 2018 according to Bitch Magazine, Harpers Bazaar, The Millions, Esquire, Refinery29, Nylon, PopSugar, The Chicago Tribune, Book Riot, and CrimeReads In this poignant collection, Alice Bolin examines iconic American works from the essays of Joan Didion and James Baldwin to Twin Peaks, Britney Spears, and Serial, illuminating the widespread obsession with women who are abused, killed, and disenfranchised, and whose bodies (dead and alive) are used as props to bolster men’s stories. Smart and accessible, thoughtful and heartfelt, Bolin investigates the implications of our cultural fixations, and her own role as a consumer and creator. Bolin chronicles her life in Los Angeles, dissects the Noir, revisits her own coming of age, and analyzes stories of witches and werewolves, both appreciating and challenging the narratives we construct and absorb every day. Dead Girls begins by exploring the trope of dead women in fiction, and ends by interrogating the more complex dilemma of living women – both the persistent injustices they suffer and the oppression that white women help perpetrate. Reminiscent of the piercing insight of Rebecca Solnit and the critical skill of Hilton Als, Bolin constructs a sharp, perceptive, and revelatory dialogue on the portrayal of women in media and their roles in our culture.