Women Warriors in Romantic Drama advances scholarship on late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century theater by bringing together, for the first time, female and male dramatists as well as British, German, Irish, and French writers, thinkers, actors, and philosophers. This transnational perspective allows Women Warriors in Romantic Drama to make the provocative claim that in some instances, the violence of the French Revolution—and especially women's participation in it—advances proto-feminist concerns.
Bilingual English-German edition of second collection published by the German poet, dramatist, and philosopher Karoline von Günderrode (1780–1806). The second collection of writings by the German poet, dramatist, and philosopher Karoline von Günderrode (1780–1806), Poetic Fragments was published in 1805 under the pseudonym “Tian.” Günderrode’s work is an unmined source of insight into German Romanticism and Idealism, as well as into the reception of Indian, Persian, and Islamic thought in Europe. Anna C. Ezekiel’s introductions highlight the philosophical significance of the texts, demonstrating their radical and original consideration of the nature of the universe, death, religion, power, and gender roles. The dramas “Hildgund” and “Muhammad, the Prophet of Mecca” are two of Günderrode’s most important works for her accounts of agency, recognition, and the status of women. The three poems included in the collection, “Piedro,” “The Pilgrims,” and “The Kiss in the Dream,” represent the wide range of forms in which Günderrode wrote. They reflect themes of erotic longing and union with the divine, and point to her radical reimagining of death. This bilingual English-German edition is the first volume of Günderrode’s work to appear in English, and will help unearth this rich, complex, and innovative writer for English readers.
Explores both constants and changes in representations of warlike and violent women in German culture over the past six centuries.
Bringing together leading British, North American, and Italian critics, this collection makes a crucial intervention in the reclamation of women's theatrical activities during the Romantic period. As they examine key figures like Elizabeth Inchbald, Joanna Baillie, Elizabeth Vestris, and Jane Scott, the contributors take up topics such as women's history plays, ethics and sexuality, the politics of drama and performance, and the role of women as managers and producers.
“If you’re looking for sensuality, you won’t be disappointed in Johanna Lindsey.” —Chicago Tribune A classic romance novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Johanna Lindsey, Warrior’s Woman boldly goes where no romantic fiction has gone before! An ingenious blend of sizzling passion, paranormal romance, and science fiction romantic fantasy, Warrior’s Woman travels far into the future—where a fearless intergalactic traveler hoping to save her endangered home world seeks a champion on a planet of strapping barbarians…and finds herself making very physical contact with a truly magnificent savage.
Earth girls might be popular...but they're definitely not easy. Sergeant Cat Moore has a little problem. Well, actually a big problem... When her base is attacked and boarded by an alien war group, she finds herself in the sights of their leader, Tarrick, a Latharian war-commander. Their captors might be ripped, hot warriors looking for that one special woman, but the women of Sentinel Five have this little thing against being slaves. Even if their leader is well on his way to stealing Cat's heart as well as her body... Because her sexy alien has a thing about making sure her every need is met and has some very inventive ways of doing so. Until she gives him a bad case of mating marks around his wrist, and all bets are off. Why? Because her sexy alien lover left one thing out when he introduced himself… Like the fact he’s a freaking alien prince… The strong, not so silent, and ruthless type, Tarrick's duty as a war commander means little time for himself. With no women of their own, a base full of human women is a bounty he can't ignore. Nor can he ignore the little human whose voice called out to him across the galaxy, a woman he'll stop at nothing to make his own. Then a new player enters the arena. A dangerous rival challenges the K'Vass claim on Terran space and all it's women. Tarrick K'Vass can't afford to let any of the earth women be captured, especially not his little human, Cat. When she’s is taken, he'll do anything to rescue her. Up to and including starting an intergalactic war... Genre: Science Fiction Romance, Scifi Romance, Alien Invasion romance, Alien romance, Alien warrior romance, Alien hero, alien soldier, Alien Warrior, military women, scifi suspense romance
Men devoting themselves to their true love through the art of courtly love is the ultimate in romance. Hot Highlanders is filled with wild knights and Scottish warriors whose courage on the battlefield is outmatched only by their ardor for their ladyloves! Readers will unleash their fantasies of olden days where men wearing heavy armor or thick tartans sent a spirited young maiden’s (or lonely widow’s) heart fluttering. These bravehearts were prized for their physical strength and men were judged for their fierce loyalty and unshakeable honor. Crusaders, highlanders, Normans and Saxons, tournament fighters, vikings, and hunky Huns astride stallions in search of adventure and love all populate the pages of this steamy read.
Held captive against her will… When Leilani travels to the mountain region of her new planet, Lumineta, she discovers the remote mountain clan has a law stating that any unmated female in their sector can be forced to live there for one moon cycle. At first she’s livid—until she realizes that being held captive means that the warriors bring her gifts and simply try to impress her as part of their courting rituals. But she’s not interested in anyone except the sexy leader—and living under his roof makes her feel nothing like a captive. He has her rethinking everything she thought she knew about Luminet males. The last thing he needs in his life is a complicated human female… Con has never thought much about taking a mate. As leader of his clan, he’s too busy and females are too complicated—especially those mysterious humans. But the longer he’s around Leilani, the more he realizes she’s worth fighting for. Despite his planet’s tradition that says two males mate with one female, he has no intention of sharing—or ever letting her go. Length: 31,000 words
Lady Katherine de Fraisney believes in chaste love until she meets her father's sworn enemy Sir Rafe Godsol. His kisses awaken her heart and her body in ways she never dreamed possible. Rafe Godsol is determined to take Kate to avenge his father's death and reclaim property stolen by Kate's family. When he discovers the daughter of his foe could be the wife of his heart when he never expected to marry, he'll defy anyone who tries to take her from him, be that her father, his king...or even the lady herself.
Since the 1960s, Hong Kong cinema has helped to shape one of the world's most popular cultural genres: action cinema. Hong Kong action films have proved popular over the decades with audiences worldwide, and they have seized the imaginations of filmmakers working in many different cultural traditions and styles. How do we account for this appeal, which changes as it crosses national borders? Hong Kong Connections brings leading film scholars together to explore the uptake of Hong Kong cinema in Japan, Korea, India, Australia, France and the US as well as its links with Taiwan, Singapore and the Chinese mainland. In the process, this collective study examines diverse cultural contexts for action cinema's popularity, and the problems involved in the transnational study of globally popular forms suggesting that in order to grasp the history of Hong Kong action cinema's influence we need to bring out the differences as well as the links that constitute popularity.
Losing his family and several friends to an attack waged by the Camadors, a race of aliens bent on chaos and taking over the world has been hard on Sorrin, leading the warrior to become hardened and single minded where he was once much more friendly and easy going. When he finds out that the Camadors are planning to take their reign of terror to Earth, he follows, arriving just in time to find that humans are being taken prisoner and that the Camadors have something planned for the planet. His mind isn't on saving the humans, but getting his revenge, and so he attacks their floating city, but winds up getting captured. Sorrin finds himself in a cell with a human woman, and when she clings to him, he takes her with him when he escapes, figuring he can use her for information at least. But there is much more to this woman than meets the eye, and more to this mission than he ever expected. Sorrin will have to put his revenge to the side in order to protect a planet and the people who have come to mean something to him.
THE FIRST NOVEL IN THE BESTSELLING OUTLANDER SERIES. As seen on Amazon Prime TV. What if your future was the past? 1946, and Claire Randall goes to the Scottish Highlands with her husband Frank. It’s a second honeymoon, a chance to learn how war has changed them and to re-establish their loving marriage. But one afternoon, Claire walks through a circle of standing stones and vanishes into 1743, where the first person she meets is a British army officer - her husband’s six-times great-grandfather. Unfortunately, Black Jack Randall is not the man his descendant is, and while trying to escape him, Claire falls into the hands of a gang of Scottish outlaws, and finds herself a Sassenach - an outlander - in danger from both Jacobites and Redcoats. Marooned amid danger, passion and violence, her only chance of safety lies in Jamie Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior. What begins in compulsion becomes urgent need, and Claire finds herself torn between two very different men, in two irreconcilable lives. (Previously published as Cross Stitch)
A brilliant examination of the allegorical uses of the female form to be found in the sculpture ornamenting public buildings as well as throughout the history of western art.
Tempted by an alien warrior... Jillian Landay has clawed her way up from humble beginnings to a successful career as an interior designer. She's no queen of an alien planet like her younger sister, Megan, but she did have a handsome, wealthy husband -- until it all went down the drain over a year ago. Love and relationships? Totally out of the question. She's not about to get burned again. So why the hell is she pregnant for some arrogant alien man? Jonnar Dorayan may be the sexiest alien warrior alive with his intense, blue-violet stare and a scorching touch that sets her body afire, but he's not her type. Yeah, he's the father of her unborn child, and yeah, he did save her life. Twice. But falling for him? Never gonna happen in this galaxy or the next. Tantalized by a curvy human... There are two things Jonnar enjoys in life: fighting and… well, it involves a willing woman beneath him. Fatherhood was definitely not on his goal list, and if he had a choice, he certainly wouldn’t have chosen a prickly, stubborn human female as the mother of his child. Jillian is nothing like what he’s accustomed to, yet her irresistible curves and astounding strength captivate him. He can't fall in love with her. He's no good for her and she's too good for him. And once he's gotten them out of their dangerous situation, he'll have no choice but to let her go. The Alien General's Baby is a steamy standalone sci-fi romance based in the Omaron World. It features a powerful alien general falling in love with and risking his life for his luscious human female and their unborn child. Books in the Men of Omaron series: The Alien King's Baby (Megan and Mikaal) The Alien General's Baby (Jillian and Jonnar) The Alien Commander's Baby (Karen and Kess) The Alien Princess's Love (Suri and Nick) These books can be read on their own, but it improves the experience if they're read in order.
Lorn Adar has searched more than a lifetime to find his bondmate--the one woman he was born to love and the only woman who can save him from the approaching madness that threatens all unbonded males of his race. When a wormhole opens from his galaxy to Earth and the women who could hold their future, Lorn will do all in his power to not only find his mate, but show her a Universe she never knew existed. Casey Westfall's normal life changed forever when she finds the sexy leather clad man on her doorstep. One innocent kiss leads to an adventure that will span worlds and Casey will have to choose between the man who is the other half of her soul and never seeing her family or her world again. To complicate matters Kadothians live in polyamerous family units and Lorn will have to convince his Earth bride to accept not only his love, but the love of his best friend and brothers in arms or risk the chance of losing them to either the madness or the Hive--the race of sociopathic women bent on destroying and enslaving everything in their path, but Casey can't see loving more than one man as being anything other than a sin. Lorn will have to teach his bride that she was created for both of them just as they were created only for her. In a Universe where all is possible, the battle to protect not only his people, but his heart rests on the soul of a human woman who must face the unknown and take a leap of faith that could save or destroy them all.
From The Bestselling Magical Weddings Anthology Top-Ten Best-Selling, Multi-Award Winning Author & WINNER of The 2015 Romance Reviews Readers' Choice Award In New Adult Romance Luke Bryant and Kelly Callahan met on the beach at Dragonfly Pointe when they were only kids. And ever since thirteen-year old Luke saved six-year old Kelly from drowning, they've felt an undeniable connection. But Luke has a tarnished past. Despite his attraction to Kelly when they're growing up, Luke just doesn't think that he's good enough for her. When Luke comes home on leave from the Air Force, and attends the Magical Wedding of Kelly's sister Kate (Romance Reviews Readers' Choice Award WINNER-That Unforgettable Kiss), Luke and Kelly finally share an enchanting night of passion. They simply can't help themselves--they've loved each other nearly their entire lives. College student Kelly has everything going for her--she's not only beautiful, but intelligent too. So when Luke eventually returns home from Iraq as a disheartened wounded warrior, even though he appears to want nothing to do with her, she refuses to give up on him. It's not about his looks, or his past--it's all about the connection they've shared since they were kids. Fate has always meant for them to be together--she's sure of it. But will that past night of enchantment, be strong enough magic, for a military hero to finally surrender his heart to the woman he loves? Magical Weddings Was A Top Ten Bestseller This Novella Ranked #112 In Military Romance!
Jennifer Merrick, a headstrong Scottish woman, is abducted from her convent school by the English warrior Royce Westmoreland, but her disdain and impatience with her captor give way to her growing attraction