Serenade by James M. Cain Book Summary:
Serenade is the story of the eternal triangle - with a difference. John Howard Sharp is an American opera singer down on his luck, having just bombed in Rigoletto in Mexico City when he first encounters the beautiful Mexican-Indian prostitute called Juana. Miraculously, she offers him the chance to rebuild his career in Hollywood and New York but then Winston Hawes, the young, rich and well-connected conductor who had first launched Sharp, comes back into his life with terrible consequences.
Serenade by Oscar Wilde Book Summary:
Serenade (FOR MUSIC.) The western wind is blowing fair Across the dark Ægean sea, And at the secret marble stair My Tyrian galley waits for thee. Come down! the purple sail is spread, The watchman sleeps within the town, O leave thy lily-flowered bed, O Lady mine come down, come down! She will not come, I know her well, Of lover’s vows she hath no care, And little good a man can tell Of one so cruel and so fair. True love is but a woman’s toy, They never know the lover’s pain, And I who loved as loves a boy Must love in vain, must love in vain. O noble pilot tell me true Is that the sheen of golden hair? Or is it but the tangled dew That binds the passion-flowers there? Good sailor come and tell me now Is that my Lady’s lily hand? Or is it but the gleaming prow, Or is it but the silver sand? No! no! ’tis not the tangled dew, ’Tis not the silver-fretted sand, It is my own dear Lady true With golden hair and lily hand! O noble pilot steer for Troy, Good sailor ply the labouring oar, This is the Queen of life and joy Whom we must bear from Grecian shore! The waning sky grows faint and blue, It wants an hour still of day, Aboard! aboard! my gallant crew, O Lady mine away! away! O noble pilot steer for Troy, Good sailor ply the labouring oar, O loved as only loves a boy! O loved for ever evermore!
Rise (Corpse Serenade) (Volume 3) by Yolanda Olson Book Summary:
Rise is part 3 of Monster in the Corpse Serenade series. The time is drawing near for Finnegan where she must decide if she wants to live as a monster or save her sister. She's been putting off the decision for fear of what the outcome might be, but the reality is going to be upon her soon.
The Swan Princess: The Serenade Song by Evelyn Vicario Book Summary:
The Swan Princess: The Serenade Song is the first storybook that The Swan Princess has published in over 20 years. The Serenade Song is a story of Derek and Odette's continued trials with evil magic and their fight for love to prevail. The children's storybook was written and Illustrated by Evelyn Vicario using the original images from the 1994 animated film, The Swan Princess. Also includes images of the newly animated Princess Odette created by Malane Newman. Currently only available in hardback, 34 pages.
Emphatic (Soul Serenade Book 1) by Kaylee Ryan Book Summary:
There comes a point in your life where you have to say enough is enough. I wasted my college years on a guy who played with my head, played with my heart. I was blinded by the fairytale, the one that didn’t exist.The day I gave up on the idea of happily ever after, my focus became me. Moving forward and establishing my career. Until one day…I didn’t expect him. My new boss, a six foot two, inked rock god. I believed I was working for the record label, I was wrong.It’s impossible for me to keep my distance, believe me I’ve tried. He’s not who I expected him to be. He’s so much more he’s…EmphaticBook Two: Assured releases May 7, 201618 and over audience
And The Beat Goes On (Serenade Series #4) by Abby Reynolds Book Summary:
Jeremy Clearwater is a successful businessman. Starting from nothing, he finished his education then created his own empire. At the age of twenty-three, he made his first million. Prudence idolizes him as a hero, and Jeremy is one of the most respectable bachelors in the city.But he has a secret to hide...After a traumatizing experience in his childhood, he’s been a sex addict. Sleeping with a different girl every night, Jeremy is detached from any possible human emotion. The only attachment he has to anyone is his sister, his only family.But when he’s asked to teach a class at the university, he spots Athena.Beautiful, graceful, and elegant, Athena is a classy lady with high morals. She’s waiting for the right guy to make up for all the jerks she’s dated before. One-nights stands are off limits for her.When Jeremy realizes this, he knows he’s wasting his time. But he has one problem.He can’t stay away from her. Is she the woman who can turn his life around? Can she get into his heart, thawing it from the ice?
Sweet Seduction Serenade (Volume 2) by Nicola Claire Book Summary:
"One night eight years ago and you ran, angel. One night now and you're gone again. I won't let you run this time without giving chase."Eight years ago Evangeline Rowe met her ice-blue eyed, perfect cowboy, but she was running from a past he would have kept her trapped within. One night of unbelievable passion, a lost and consequently broken heart, and only memories that haunted her dreams and made all subsequent liaisons fall short. By the time she is called back to Auckland to tend her dying father, she has only just managed to vanquish the ghosts of her past enough to settle down. Her time as a cowgirl-in-the-rodeo-ring is coming to an end - and then she sees him. Standing across the crowd at Sweet Seduction, listening to her sing. With his arm wrapped around his fiancée. Try as she might to refuse him access to her heart again, Nick Anscombe has never forgotten that night eight years ago either. And sets out to prove to Eva, his angel, that their hearts are indeed meant to be one.Old grudges, disgruntled relatives, and a past that haunts as much as hurts, chases Eva down. Gunshots, attempted kidnappings, hostage situations, hot investigators and just as hot police detectives, everything comes to a head when Eva faces her past and accepts who she is inside. And who she is began that day eight years ago - but was it truly the same for her ice-blue eyed cowboy? And can she still be the cowgirl-in-the-rodeo-ring she desires and let him back inside her battered heart?Love at first sight has never been so dangerous and so very delicious at the same time.
Under My Thumb (Serenade Series) (Volume 1) by Abby Reynolds Book Summary:
Prudence sets out with her band to Los Angeles to make it big. Leaving behind London is difficult for her, but not because she fears she’ll be homesick. She’s never coming back. And her brother has no idea. After she arrives, she performs one of her first shows. But little does she know, an admirer sits in the audience. She hypnotizes him and draws him in, making him immediately smitten. The obsession starts. Cash is determined to be alone with this girl. After extreme lengths to share a quiet whisper, they agree on a spring fling. After the horrible break up Prudence had with her boyfriend, she doesn’t want to be hurt again. Cash’s reasons are still a mystery. They spend the summer together, but their romance takes different avenues that Cash didn’t predict. He has a very strict set of rules with his women and he never breaks them…until Prudence. And Prudence didn’t think she could trust someone as much as she trusts Cash. There isn’t just a strong physical relationship between them. For the first time, she’s not afraid of another lie being fed to her, another sleepless night, or wondering where he’s been. It’s the only stability she’s ever had. After making her way into his heart, Cash struggles with his feelings. He’s been hurt before but can he risk being hurt again? His obsession for his musician grows stronger every day. The idea of her being with anyone but him is soul-crushing. And he doesn’t understand what’s happening to him. Has he fallen in love? Is that possible? A gripping romance that will make your heart flutter, Under My Thumb is a classy tale of love coming from unlikely places. WARNING: CLIFFHANGER
Song of a Soul (Victorian Serenade Series #4) by Lawana Blackwell Book Summary:
Deborah Burke is certain all her dreams have come true when she's given the opportunity to go to Cambridge and train with a world-famous mezzo-soprano. As Deborah loses her heart to a man she hardly knows, she must choose between her desires and her faith.
Sinful Ever After (Sinful Serenade) (Volume 5) by Crystal Kaswell Book Summary:
Do rock stars really live happily ever after?The men of Sinful Serenade may have found women who complete them, but love isn't always enough to make things last. Can Miles, Drew, Tom, and Pete make forever a reality? Or will the fans, the fame, and the grueling tour schedule prove too trying for marriage and family?Sinful Ever After is a sequel to the best-selling Sinful Serenade series. This book features four novellas-- one for each couple-- that follow the men of Sinful Serenade and the women they love figuring out marriage, family, and all matters of happily ever after.
Rock Your Heart Out (Sinful Serenade) (Volume 3) by Crystal Kaswell Book Summary:
There's a naked rock star in my hotel room. And he's pierced. Willow Denton needs to get out of town fast. Her only option is joining her brother's band on tour. Two months with misbehaved men doesn't sound so bad. Until she walks in on the drummer naked and sporting a spanking new piercing right between his legs. There's no way the cocky player will ever think of her as more than his friend, or worse, his BFF's little sister. Better to focus on her photography. As soon as she stops thinking about him in her bed, against the wall, in the backseat of his car... Sinful Serenade drummer Tom Steele is a wrecking ball. Bossy. Pushy. Hot as the molten center of the Earth. He's not afraid to use his body or his fame to get what he wants-- a different girl every night of the week (and three on Sunday). The man may be a whore but he can control himself. He's going to keep an eye on Willow. That's it. He cares about her. He's not about to throw away their budding friendship, or his relationship with her overprotective brother, for a good time. Their sizzling sexual chemistry makes this whole platonic things hard. But there's no way he'll cross the line with the girl he's supposed to protect.
All I Want For Christmas: A Sweet Serenade Christmas Novella by Janalyn Voigt Book Summary:
She wants a successful man, not a street musician.He won't tell her that his 'fiddle' is a Stradivarius.Hailey may just give up on men entirely. When Corey broke her heart, her best friend Matt helped pick up the pieces. With Corey looking her way again, Matt has started acting funny, however. If Matt wasn't a cubicle worker moonlighting as a Seattle street musician, this would be easy.Never mind that she finds Matt charming and attractive... Hailey can't afford a drag on her ambitions. She needs to climb the career ladder in order to keep her childhood home, all she has left of her parents. No, Corey is the right man to help her get ahead, not Matt, but... Why doesn't that idea sit right with her? Matt isn't about to tell Hailey... ...that the 'fiddle' he carries is a Stradivarius or that he owns a tuxedo, not after his fiancé ditched him for a man with more money. Let her love him for himself or not at all.All I Want for Christmas (A Sweet Serenade Christmas Novella, book one) is a sweet Christmas romance novella. Put a little sugar in your Christmas. Claim your copy today!
Night Serenade: Nash (Vampire Rock Band Book Book 3) by ML Michaels Book Summary:
The longtime editor and publisher of Music Monthly magazine, the savvy, seasoned Gabriella Lawrence, has never seen anything like Night Serenade, the sexy, scintillating classic rock band that performs regularly in her hometown—filling the night air with their sensuous rhythms and powerful stage presence. And she has never seen anything like Nash Colton, the gorgeous, catlike bass player who slinks across the stage and straight into Gabriella’s heart.While conducting an in-depth interview with the stunning and mysterious members of Night Serenade, Gabriella and Nash form an electric connection that neither can deny. Yet even this intrepid journalist may not be able to guess the true secret behind Night Serenade, the centuries old history of an immortal band whose music and members are timeless. This is book three in the four-story Night Serenade series! WARNING: This book contains mature themes and language and is intended for readers 18 years of age and older. It is a short story—a complete romance with NO cliffhanger. The publisher has included several bonus novellas and short stories as a thank you for downloading this book. You will love this story if you enjoy: - Paranormal Romance- Fantasy Romance - Vampire Romance - Science Fiction Romance- Contemporary Romance - New Adult Romance- Alpha Male Romance- Romantic Comedy
Moonlight Serenade - Secret Skies Over Bletchley Park by Philomena Liggins Book Summary:
A story of secrecy and clandestine operations. This novel widens the view of Bletchley Park during the run up to the D-Day landings. By following the lives of six very ordinary young women conscripted into the Royal Navy their characters portray the love, the life and the losses which, in this place of secrets should never be told. based on war-time fact the story is told through fictional characters.
Overture: A Vampire Serenade (Serenade Serial Book 1) by Kallysten Book Summary:
~ Part 1/5 of the Serenade Serial, a paranormal vampire story ~For six centuries, the vampire Irene has hunted human prey to feed from their necks, sometimes taking them to her bed, too.For almost as long, she has preserved her memories in music notes, composing on her piano but never sharing except with her offspring.So when, during a trip to Paris, she stumbles onto a bar in which a pianist plays her music for the patrons, she’s flabbergasted that anyone might be enjoying her compositions and just as outraged that they’ve been stolen from her.Her first instinct is to take the pianist’s life as retribution, but a few words exchanged with the talented, intriguing and insolent Rachid might change her mind…(18.000 words)Overture – a piece at the beginning of a larger workEncore – an additional performanceEnsemble – a group performing togetherAccelerando – gradually fasterSerenade – a love song
Appalachian Serenade (Appalachian Blessings): A Novella by Sarah Loudin Thomas Book Summary:
Delilah Morrissey has always wanted to be a mother, but when she becomes a young widow, that dream now seems farther away than ever. Unable to continue to live alone in Chicago, her only option is to accept her sister's offer to move in with her family back in West Virginia. Will Delilah have the faith to pursue a new dream--even if it means giving up the old?In this charming novella, debut novelist Sarah Loudin Thomas introduces readers to Wise, West Virginia--a small town nestled in an Appalachian valley where the everyday miracles of life and faith play out in stories of healing, hope, and love. Includes an excerpt of Miracle in a Dry Season, the first full-length novel in the Appalachian Blessings series--a book New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber called, "Wonderful, simply wonderful."
Sing Your Heart Out: A Rock Star Romance (Sinful Serenade) (Volume 1) by Crystal Kaswell Book Summary:
Good girls don't date rock stars.They certainly don't have rock star friends with benefits.Still a virgin at 21, Meg Smart walks a straight and narrow path. She aces her classes, excels at her part time job, and carefully avoids trouble--no drinks, no drugs, and especially, no boyfriends.Rock star Miles Webb doesn't do "boyfriend." He skips over intimacy and love in favor of easy distraction--a beautiful woman under him, screaming his name. Meg is drawn to the pain in his gorgeous, tortured voice. But the man she hears on the radio is nothing like the player she meets at a mutual friend's house party. When she walks in on one of his trysts, she's embarrassed enough to die. His merciless teasing leaves her blushed and frustrated, but she's intrigued by his wit, his confidence, his casual offer to give her a night she'll never forget.Neither of them wants a relationship, so they strike up an arrangement: They'll be friends with benefits, nothing more, nothing less. There are only three rules: no secrets, no feelings, no falling in love.Only neither one of them can quite abide by the terms.***Sing Your Heart Out is a full-length, standalone new adult romance in the Sinful Serenade Series.***
Fangoria Magazine 219 HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES Darkness Falls ROB ZOMBIE The Flesh Eaters SPIDER Hellborn BLACK SERENADE January 2003 C (Fangoria Magazine) Book Summary:
Fangoria 219 - January 2003 - This issue includes the following articles: "The Deathmaker", "Hellborn", "Spider", "Darkness Falls", "Final Destination 2", Rob Zombie's "House of 1,000 Corpses", Gary Tunnicliffe FX, "Black Serenade", Director Brian Katkin interview - "If I Die Before I Wake", "Flesh Eaters", ... and more. - Collector-Magazines Sells Thousands of Vintage Magazines & Posters!