Founded two centuries ago by a powerful tribe of Gottwa Indians, Rowan was a quiet town, so quiet that I fled after graduation.
Author: Olivia Wildenstein
Category: Young Adult Fiction
USA TODAY BESTSELLER The Vampire Diaries with faeries. Welcome to Rowan... Founded two centuries ago by a powerful tribe of Gottwa Indians, Rowan was a quiet town, so quiet that I fled after graduation. Staying away was the plan, but Mom died suddenly. Dad said she suffered a stroke after she dug up one of the ancient graves in our backyard, which happens to be the town cemetery. Creepy, I know. Creepier still, there was no corpse inside the old coffin, only fresh rose petals. As we made preparations for Mom's burial, new people began arriving in Rowan, unnervingly handsome and odd people. I begged them to leave, but they stayed, because their enemies""my ancestors""were beginning to awaken. Fans of Karen Marie Moning, Bella Forrest, and Stephenie Meyer will adore Wildenstein's new Faerie-tale series.
This book includes Rose Petal Graves, Rowan Wood Legends, and Rising Silver Mist. ** Does not include spinoffs.
Author: Olivia Wildenstein
Category: Young Adult Fiction
What fans of Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, and Kresley Cole are devouring. The Vampire Diaries with faeries. Welcome to Rowan... I wasn't the sort of girl who believed in fairytales, let alone tales about faeries. But that changed the day Faeries came to my small town and Hunters rose from their graves. Discover a haunting story of love, loss, and friendship, set between the imaginary town of Rowan and the magical world of Neverra. This book includes Rose Petal Graves, Rowan Wood Legends, and Rising Silver Mist. ** Does not include spinoffs.
It's just me here at Mirabelle's graveside. Everyone has drifted away, ... Beside
the head of the grave there is a gold box of red rose petals, passed around for
those in attendance to throw in instead of earth. Crammed in the hands of those
Author: Dorothy Koomson
Publisher: Hachette UK
Is it an affair . . . or something much worse? Tami's husband, Scott, has just been arrested for a terrible crime - and his accuser is her closest friend. Who should Tami believe? The father of her two daughters? Or her trusted best friend? Torn and desperate to find out the truth, Tami makes her choice - with shocking consequences . . . A tense, thrilling read from Sunday Times bestselling author Dorothy Koomson.
... 'Stories from Soho' and "Tales from The Magenta Lounge' in previous
incarnations, but 'Rose Petal Tea' was the name that stuck. ... one of his Sunday
vigils to Bobby's grave, one about why Scarlet became a prostitute, and many
Author: Cally Highfield
Publisher: Authors On Line Ltd
Category: AIDS (Disease)
We are all victims of the same incurable disease. the illness that is love. Hayleigh, a barmaid/singer at the infamous nightclub + brothel, The Magenta Lounge, thinks she's got it ll - a steady job, a handsome boyfriend, a home of her own. what more could a girl ask for? However, with the arrival of Marcus Camille, a mysterious and intriguing oddity of a man, who has journeyed down from Liverpool to London to start a new life with his boyfriend, Bobby, Hayleigh begins to notice a change in her so-called 'perfect' life. After the violent death of Bobby, Marcus turns to hedonism to drown his sorrows in drugs, drink and sexual promiscuity, which is fine for a while - but with everything comes a price. A mysterious gay illness is reported on the news, and soon it seems that the friends Marcus once had weren't as trustworthy as he thought. When it is revealed that Marcus too has AIDS, his friends and followers scurry away from him like sewer rats, and the only person left for him to turn to is Hayleigh. much to the anger of her boyfriend, Peter. Rose Petal Tea is the debut novel from Cally Highfield, set to a backdrop of Soho's neon lights and dirty decadence. a detailed afterword, this book is a guaranteed trip - watch your step.
Father asked. “I have not Papa.” The nervousness showed in my voice. Fathers
piercing stare continued as he clasped his hands together in front of him. “Rose,
out with it. I have a lot of work to do.” he boomed. “Papa, I have grave concerns ...
Author: Valerie Mayze
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
I am but a flower withering in the soil in which I have been planted......... Rose Stanley does not seem to fit into her prominent family with their lavish style and high society galas. She does not care to marry the wealthy Astor Boyle that her mother has chosen for her. She would much rather be in the kitchen up to her elbows in flour learning how to cook or down at the old slave quarters teaching a young mute boy the gift of communication. She sees nothing wrong with spending time with a boy she has befriended, even if he is just a stable boy. Her idea of happiness was much different from her mothers But, there is a secret at the Plantation. A deep, dark secret being kept from Rose. Some seem to hate her for it, some will do anything to protect her from it, but it seems to surround her. What will happen when the secret is revealed and what will be found Where the Rose Petals Fall...?
" - Tara Brown, International bestselling author "Witchy, witty, and wildly addictive. Bond's twist on Fate is imaginative and fun. Cinderella meets the Hunger Games in this magical tale of family, tradition, and deception.
Author: Casey L Bond
Spirit and Stone. Song and Sky. Fate and Future all align. On my seventeenth birthday, I finally heard Fate's voice. He whispered to me again and again, insisting I find the Omen of Stones. Having never heard of such lore, I thought I could ignore his pleas. The Summer Solstice proved otherwise. Being surrounded by fellow witches worked my magic up into a powerful swell that crashed and churned within me. As the energy crackled through my veins, I shunned my royal duties to follow the call of my heart. Venturing beyond the safety of the Kingdom's borders, I felt Fate nudging me toward a destiny I was eager to claim. Confidence in my craft blinded me from the ominous clouds of danger that roiled on the horizon. Captured by purists dead-set on purging the Kingdom of magic and witches, my salvation came in the form of a mysterious girl who wielded stones like daggers. Something about her called to me, whispering we were stronger together, strong enough to stand against the dark forces threatening to crush my kingdom. Trusting Fate could jeopardize my heritage and my throne, but defying him could cost Omen's life. The Omen of Stones is the electrifying sequel to When Wishes Bleed and is perfect for fans of Shelby Mahurin, Mara Rutherford and Stephanie Garber. Praise for The Omen of Stones: "A bewitching adventure filled with a wonderful cast of characters, a powerful magic system, and swoony romance." - Olivia Wildenstein, bestselling author of Feather and Rose Petal Graves Praise for When Wishes Bleed: "Spellbinding and bewitching, When Wishes Bleed is the perfect mix of magic, danger, death, and love." - # 1 New York Times Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout "The Selection meets The Hunger Games in this MUST read!" - Tara Brown, International bestselling author "Witchy, witty, and wildly addictive. Bond's twist on Fate is imaginative and fun. Cinderella meets the Hunger Games in this magical tale of family, tradition, and deception." Tish Thawer, best-selling author of The Witches of BlackBrook series "Spellbinding and delicious, with magic that's absolutely magnetizing. An unforgettable story with breakneck pace, enchanting characters and a dynamic plot. A real page-turner!" Misty Provencher, author of the Cornerstone series "Casey crafted an intricate magical tale into a masterpiece. Be ready to be enthralled." - Mary Ting, International bestselling, award-winning author Mary Ting "Casey Bond has a masterful way of storytelling that pulls you in from the very first word. Yet again, she's captivated me with thrilling action, swoon worthy romance, and relatable characters." - USA Today Bestselling Author Frost Kay "A magically phenomenal tale with a bewitching modern spin." - Brittany Hively of Books Babble
At this time, add the shredded rose petal and/or the gemstone chips to the bottle
for added energy, if desired. My crystal research indicates that rose quartz
crystals are excellent for inspiring peace, happiness, and love. Garnets empower
Author: India Ink
From custom blended oils to relaxing spa services, the store Venus Envy takes care of all the beauty needs of Gull Harbor, Washington. Behind the counter is Persia Vanderbilt, a woman with a nose for mixing scents--and a mind for solving murder.
Sharyn loved roses, Jane tells me later, and the two of them had plucked and
dried petals from the flowers she'd received for just this purpose. The bare earth
at the bottom of the grave is covered in a red blanket of petals by the time the
Author: Mark Harris
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
By the time Nate Fisher was laid to rest in a woodland grave sans coffin in the final season of Six Feet Under, Americans all across the country were starting to look outside the box when death came calling. Grave Matters follows families who found in "green" burial a more natural, more economic, and ultimately more meaningful alternative to the tired and toxic send-off on offer at the local funeral parlor. Eschewing chemical embalming and fancy caskets, elaborate and costly funerals, they have embraced a range of natural options, new and old, that are redefining a better American way of death. Environmental journalist Mark Harris examines this new green burial underground, leading you into natural cemeteries and domestic graveyards, taking you aboard boats from which ashes and memorial "reef balls" are cast into the sea. He follows a family that conducts a home funeral, one that delivers a loved one to the crematory, and another that hires a carpenter to build a pine coffin. In the morbidly fascinating tradition of Stiff, Grave Matters details the embalming process and the environmental aftermath of the standard funeral. Harris also traces the history of burial in America, from frontier cemeteries to the billion-dollar business it is today, reporting on real families who opted for more simple, natural returns. For readers who want to follow the examples of these families and, literally, give back from the grave, appendices detail everything you need to know, from exact costs and laws to natural burial providers and their contact information.
Even mattresses were nearly his entire life in Egypt , found such roses in stuffed
with rose petals . graves in Middle Egypt and even representations of The Roman
“ playboy ” called his girlfriend mea rosa roses on frescoes and on fabric , but ...
The feel of her cheek, soft as wilted rose petals, the smell of the Johnson's Baby
Powder she always used and that he, as a boy, assumed was peculiar to all
white women. A memory rushed up to him, of Frances's face coming close in the
Author: P.J. Parrish
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Not Every Soul Rest in Peace In a remote corner of the Michigan woods, behind rusted iron gates and crumbling stone walls, lie one of the country's most notorious sanitariums and its forgotten cemetery. The sprawling ruin is empty now, and the bulldozers have come to raze it. But as they do, a terrifying secret begins to emerge. The body in Claudia Olsen's grave is that of a stranger who died horribly. This much Louis Kincaid knows. But what happened to the woman who should be buried there? It's a question no one will answer, one that leads Kincaid to the long, dark tunnels below the asylum and crimes of unimaginable depravity. . . Now, in a place where the walls are stained with secrets, the air thick with the lingering history of screams, Louis Kincaid is on his darkest journey yet, matching wits with a monster whose work will not be silenced. . .
Once she was close to Tarfeather, she saw that the other dwarefs had lined the grave with fallen rose petals. The king's shell was already cleaned and lowered
down to its soft bedding. She knelt next to Tarfeather, but said nothing. “Ha'tua ...
Author: Timothy Roderick
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Category: Juvenile Fiction
If you want to know what really happened once upon a time, ask Briar Blackwood. Nearly sixteen, cynical and goth, Briar lives a less-than-fairytale life in the home of her rotten foster mother and snarky foster sisters. With her biting wit and deadpan demeanor, the other kids call her Queen of Darkness. All the better for keeping everyone at arm’s distance, she thought. But now she’s screwed up by seriously and inconveniently crushing on the most popular guy at school. And if that isn’t sucky enough, Briar finds herself suddenly thrust into a hidden bloodthirsty world, filled with dark magic, curses, and poisoned spinning wheels where she learns the deadly truth of her identity and the reason she’s never fit in. Can she truly be the fabled Sleeping Beauty? Or has she finally cracked? And, hello! Aren’t elves and fairies supposed to be dainty and adorable? If she wanted to deal with drooling, snapping jaws she could have stayed at home. Now she has to rescue the gorgeous guy that may be her one true love, and stop a wicked queen bent on destroying her. Luckily, being a bad-ass has its perks. With an uncontrollable power rising within her, no one knows for sure if Briar has a happily-ever-after future. But if she can handle the mean-girl clique at school, she can damn well go toe-to-toe with ogres, wolves and wicked witches.
These were the graves of the carpet-seller's parents and his sister, the girl
murdered by her husband who could have been Zarina's husband too. Beside
them, a mound of packed mud carpeted in rose petals. Hundreds, thousands of
Author: Kamila Shamsie
Publisher: A&C Black
A stunning new novel from the Granta Best of Young British, Orange shortlisted author of Burnt Shadows
Glancing around, 1 can see several graves, sticking up like crooked grey teeth
gnawing away at the empty black sky. 1 study the first cleared grave. 'Tobias
Vilkosa.' 1 stifle a sorrowful sob. The grave is fresh, still littered with rose petals
Author: Laura Panks
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Love is a lot of different things. A lover is not the same as a brother and an angels not the same as a vampire, is it? When her familys murderers ransack her home, Layla Rensetti, teenage vampire and donec , flees with her scientific genius of a brother, Ragner. Heartbroken from the loss of her lover, she is dragged into a marriage with the dangerous vampire prince Vladimir Dragonsweed. But the disturbed royal is Ragners worst nightmare, tearing at his dreams of finding his lost brother Nicolai. Forbidden to leave their new home, the twins and distraught young prince run into secrets, lies, and missing answers at every turn. Why did their father never complete his lifelong project, what really happened to Nicolai that fateful night, and who exactly is Nick Renz?
The rabbi recited the ancient Hebrew prayer , “ El Moley Rachamim ” , and I
watched a tiny old woman , huddled in her mink coat , crippled with osteoporosis
, standing at graveside in her spiked heels . She fluttered some rose petals down
Graves uprooted him and draggedhim across the lot.Through rosy, transparent petals, Frostcould seepuppets chasinghim. They mingledwith Bain's progeny,
who were still aflame. Bullets reduced their headsto splatters, and Frost smelled ...
Author: D.L. Snell
Publisher: Permuted Press
Zombies have devoured mankind. And the few survivors would be better off dead because a clan of vampires, bloodthirsty and vicious, have captured the remnants of humanity for livestock. In an apartment building barricaded with wrecked cars, concrete rubble, and snarls of barbwire, the vampires breed lobotomized amputees. Ann, the secret blood slave of the maternity doctor, has evaded this fate, yet her sister Ellie has not. Though she longs to escape, Ann cannot abandon her sibling and unborn niece. But she may have to if she wants to survive. The living dead have found a weak spot in the barricade and are quickly invading the building. Shade, the vampire monarch, defends her kingdom, while Frost, Shade's general, plans to migrate to an island where they can breed and hunt humans. In their path stands a legion of corpses, just now evolving into something far more lethal, something with tentacles--and that's just the beginning.
I would sleep the slumber of the dead in their graves so that not even rose petals
would disturb my austere stillness. I am tired of living. And I feel the anxiety of
watching each moment race by like a spinning wheel. Today, as this fierce
Author: Louis A. Pérez Jr.
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Category: Social Science
For much of the nineteenth century and all of the twentieth, the per capita rate of suicide in Cuba was the highest in Latin America and among the highest in the world--a condition made all the more extraordinary in light of Cuba's historic ties to the Catholic church. In this richly illustrated social and cultural history of suicide in Cuba, Louis A. Perez Jr. explores the way suicide passed from the unthinkable to the unremarkable in Cuban society. In a study that spans the experiences of enslaved Africans and indentured Chinese in the colony, nationalists of the twentieth-century republic, and emigrants from Cuba to Florida following the 1959 revolution, Perez finds that the act of suicide was loaded with meanings that changed over time. Analyzing the social context of suicide, he argues that in addition to confirming despair, suicide sometimes served as a way to consecrate patriotism, affirm personal agency, or protest injustice. The act was often seen by suicidal persons and their contemporaries as an entirely reasonable response to circumstances of affliction, whether economic, political, or social. Bringing an important historical perspective to the study of suicide, Perez offers a valuable new understanding of the strategies with which vast numbers of people made their way through life--if only to choose to end it. To Die in Cuba ultimately tells as much about Cubans' lives, culture, and society as it does about their self-inflicted deaths.
Associated in life with celebrations, success, homecomings and above all love,
paradoxically the rose is also associated with death: roses were often planted
over graves and to drop red rose petals on the ground was a portent of death ...
I sit in silence as Asif scatters a handful of rose petals on Baba ' s grave . He ,
Rashida and Farook , my nieces and nephews move on to the other graves in the
family plot , chanting prayers for the dead . Habib sprinkles rose water ; Adnan
Author: Barbara Bonner
In this fascinating collection, Sacred Ground moves outward from the intimate to the broad, both in defining the connections that root us and in describing the losses that have come with our increasing mobility and disconnection. The stories and essays here reveal both the pleasures and the difficulties that come with our freedom. But Bonner's anthology also demonstrates that choices remain for us to maintain our focus on those connections of the heart that make and sustain a home in all its manifestations.
I sit in silence as Asif scatters a handful of rose petals on Baba ' s grave . He ,
Rashida and Farook , my nieces and nephews , move on to the other graves in
the family plot , chanting prayers for the dead . Habib sprinkles rose water ,
Author: Muneeza Shamsie
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Literary Collections
Including the work of well-known, award-winning writers such as Hanif Kureshi, Sara Suleri, Moniza Alvi, and Ahmed Ali, this is a selection of the fiction, poetry, and drama of over forty writers of Pakistani origin. All work is in English.