Superman rose from popular culture - comic books, newspaper strips, radio, television, novels, and movies - but people have so embraced the character that he has now become part of folklore. This transition from popular to folk culture signals the importance of Superman to fans and to a larger American populace. Superman´s story has become a myth dramatizing identity, morality, and politics. Many studies have examined the ways in which folklore has provided inspiration for other forms of culture, especially literature and cinema. In Superman in Myth and Folklore, Daniel Peretti explores the meaning of folklore inspired by popular culture, focusing not on the Man of Steel´s origins but on the culture he has helped create. Superman provides a way to approach fundamental questions of human nature, a means of exploring humanity´s relationship with divinity, an exemplar for debate about the type of hero society needs, and an articulation of the tension between the individual and the community. Through examinations of tattoos, humor, costuming, and festivals, Peretti portrays Superman as a corporate-owned intellectual property and a model for behavior, a means for expression and performance of individual identity, and the focal point for disparate members of fan communities. As fans apply Superman stories to their lives, they elevate him to a mythical status. Peretti focuses on the way these fans have internalized various aspects of the character. In doing so, he delves into the meaning of Superman and his place in American culture and demonstrates the character´s staying power. The book is published by University Press of Mississippi. The audiobook will be published by University Press Audiobooks. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Carrico. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/130403/bk_acx0_130403_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Haunted and hidden. Mysterious and sexy, Grayson Falcon steers clear of commitment in all forms. He takes the road less traveled, avoiding the demons of his past and the nightmares they cause. He uses his good looks and country charm to attain pleasure, but it is always a short-lived reprieve. Sweet and scarred. Once believing that love can conquer all, Mandee Carlin´s life was then turned upside down and inside out. Her beauty queen good looks and sweet smile always caught the eye of the wrong kind of man. However, as a survivor, she still holds on to hope that one day she will come face to face with the man whose whispered words will give her strength to still believe. What happens when the hopeless find hope...at the wrong time? Love is...wasted. Contains mature themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Guy Locke, Elizabeth Hart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008506/bk_tant_008506_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dara and Siv flee through the treacherous snows of Vertigon, injured and defeated, with enemies in pursuit. They don´t know when they´ll return to the mountain they love. If they make it to safety, they´ll have to figure how to challenge the Lantern Maker and retake Siv´s throne. But when one of them disappears, the other must travel into the wild on a desperate rescue mission. Dangers abound in the Lands Below, and this journey is only the beginning. As rumors of war spread across the land, Dara and Siv will have to fight to be together again. But neither one can forget the adversary they left behind - no matter how hard they try. Back in Vertigon, Sora defies the Lantern Maker and his wife as they set dangerous plans in motion. Seeking to expand their dominion, they may unleash an even greater peril. Will Sora and her secret allies be strong enough to stop the coming storm? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caitlin Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/006817/bk_tant_006817_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
STEEL RUSH When dual identities puts Cass in a killer´s path, Calder steps in to protect the woman who could never hide from him. STEEL RUSH is the second book and explosive conclusion to Cass and Calder´s epic love story that started in GOLD SHIMMER. You must read GOLD SHIMMER before reading STEEL RUSH. Cass has spent years trying to forget her past. But the thing about pasts...they always come back around, sometimes in the most unexpected ways. When Celeste goes missing, Cass discovers how intricately entangled her past and present are with Celeste´s, making it impossible to walk away. In an effort to ignore his own painful history, Calder challenges a corrupt, underground organization, but his mission gets sidelined when Cass´s life becomes endangered. The passion simmering between Calder and Cass tempts them to share their darkest secrets, but can their trust in each other help them unravel the mystery surrounding Celeste? Can they eliminate the threat to Cass before the past overshadows the present and destroys their intense connection? DEAR READERS: STEEL RUSH is the second book in the BLACK SHADOWS duet, Cass and Calder´s happy-ever-after story. The duet falls within the main IN THE SHADOWS series. If you want to read the other books in the series, Sebastian and Talia’s happy-ever-after is contained within books 1-3 and must be read in the following order: MISTER BLACK, SCARLETT RED and BLACKEST RED. BLACK PLATINUM and REDDEST BLACK, all new stand alone Sebastian and Talia passionate adventure stories can be read after GOLD SHIMMER and STEEL RUSH. Then we get to swing back to Cass and Calder in a new stand alone story, BLOOD ROSE, coming in June 2018. Get started! You’ve got lots of enjoyable reading ahead of you! :) IN THE SHADOWS SERIES: NOW AVAILABLE… Mister Black (1) (Sebastian & Talia Part 1, Novella) Scarlett Red (2) (Sebastian & Talia Part 2, No 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lance Greenfield, Kirsten Leigh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062458/bk_acx0_062458_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From Morgan Rice, number one bestselling author of The Quest of Heroes, comes a riveting new fantasy series. In Only the Destined (The Way of Steel, book three), Royce, 17, must embark with his friends on an epic journey across the sea to find the magic relic that can lead him to his father. With the king gathering an army to attack their lands, the fate of his people depends on him. Genevieve, meanwhile, finally aware of the evil nature of her noble guests, must make an epic decision that will decide her own life or death. Only the Destined weaves an epic tale of friends and lovers, of knights and honor, of betrayal, destiny, and love. A tale of valor, it draws us into a fantasy world we will fall in love with, and appeals to all ages and genders. Book number four in the series is now available for pre-order! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Green. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/156619/bk_acx0_156619_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Under King Hael, the People of the Plains unite under the security of a mountain of pure iron, defending their land with steel arrowheads and swords. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael McConnohie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/007113/bk_adbl_007113_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From Morgan Rice, number one best-selling author of The Quest of Heroes, comes a riveting new fantasy series.In Only the Valiant (The Way of Steel, Book Two), Royce, 17, is on the run, fleeing for his freedom. He reunites with the peasant farmers as he attempts to rescue his brothers and flee for good.Genevieve, meanwhile, learns a shocking secret, one that will affect the rest of her life. She must decide whether to risk her own life to save Royce’s - even as he thinks she betrayed him.The aristocracy prepares for war against the peasantry, and only Royce can save them. But Royce’s only hope lies in his secret powers - powers he is not even sure he has.Only the Valiant weaves an epic tale of friends and lovers, of knights and honor, of betrayal, destiny, and love. A tale of valor, it draws us into a fantasy world we will fall in love with, and appeals to all ages and genders. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Green. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/154999/bk_acx0_154999_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a new edition of Only the Worthy, significantly rewritten and newly published in December 2018! The Way of Steel is a riveting new fantasy series by Morgan Rice, number-one best-selling author of the 17-book fantasy series The Sorcerer’s Ring, which begins with A Quest of Heroes, which has over 1,300 five-star reviews on Amazon. Only the Worthy (The Way of Steel, Book 1) tells the epic coming of age story of Royce, 17, a peasant farmer who senses he is different, that powers reside within him beyond what he can understand. When his true love, Genevieve, 17, is stolen from him, he must risk it all to wage war with the nobles and save his love. Banished from his homeland, sentenced to the infamous Red Isle - a barren island known for turning boys into warriors, and for leaving behind more dead than alive - Royce must hope to survive. Genevieve, meanwhile, desperate for Royce’s return, is forced to inhabit the cruel and conniving world of aristocracy, immersed in a world of cutthroats and liars. As Royce’s powers develop, and as he learns of his secret lineage, he can only wonder: Is he the destined one? Only the Worthy weaves an epic tale of friends and lovers, of knights and honor, of betrayal, destiny and love. A tale of valor, it draws us into a fantasy world we will fall in love with, and appeals to all ages and genders. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Austin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/145971/bk_acx0_145971_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sam and Ashe didn´t believe in love at first sight. They didn´t understand how the men who´d been spurred, wrangled, tangled, and even hitched to the other Steele heiresses fell so hard and so fast. Until now. One look at Natalie, Sam and Ashe are ruined for all other women. But she´s not easy to tame. They´ll need to lasso more than just her heart in order to make her theirs once and for all.But a final twist puts all five of the Steele sisters in danger. With the help of their men, can Natalie, Kady, Penny, Cricket and Sarah finally find peace and bring the one thing back to the ranch that´s always been missing? Family. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kylie Stewart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/122338/bk_acx0_122338_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.