Few authors can claim to have marked a genre so thoroughly and personally that their words have leaked into every aspect of modern pop culture. Clive Barker is such an author, and the Books of Blood marked his debut - his coming out to the world - in brilliant, unforgettable fashion. Crossroad Press is proud to present Clive Barker's Books of Blood in digital for the first time.
Scott Pomfret serves as a lector at St. Anthony Shrine in Boston. He also writes gay porn. His boyfriend is a flaming atheist, and his boyfriend’s Protestant grandmother counts Catholicism as a sin worse than sodomy. From Pentecost to Pride, from the books of the Bible to the articles of The Advocate, Pomfret's wry, hysterically funny memoir maps with matchless humor the full spectrum of the gay Catholic experience.
In one of the only books of its kind, a veteran design consultant offers the tools for success gained from nearly 30 years of developing corporate and brand identity programs. Readers will discover the most effective formats for design briefs, how to structure the best possible team, what distinguishes a great design brief from an adequate one, how to use the brief in project tracking, as a measuring tool, and as a means of getting approval for a design solution; and much, much more.
Tex Avery, considered the father of screwball animation, was one of the most influential animators of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. Creator of such classic characters as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Droopy, he directed many cartoons for Warner Bros., MGM, and Walter Lantz Productions and was nominated for six Academy Awards.
"This is voiced by a computer!!!!!"
Wealthy divorcee Dr. Shannon Patrick meets a local, Joe, while walking on North Topsail Beach. Shannon, a geologist, has recently discovered oil and natural gas in the Marcellus Shale under Ohio. While the newfound wealth has provided her undreamt of new opportunities, including her new beach house in North Carolina, Shannon is still trying to understand her divorce. She feels alone, even though she has the love and support of her very close family.
A single mom struggles to solve the puzzle of a son with Asperger's syndrome in this touching, winsome comic melodrama. Rory Falcon is a bundle of exasperating eccentricities-perpetual pacing, mile-a-minute talkativeness, an obsession with lawn mowers and antique gas cans, an incorrigible refusal to follow instructions or tolerate constraints-combined with a good heart that only his adoptive mother Archer can see. But as he pushes 16-years-old, his quirks escalate to drinking, joyriding and muscular rages that can end with him blackening his mom's eye.
Jacqueline Belew has a secret. Jackie is foster mom to five special needs children. That isn't her secret. Jackie loves these children very, very much. That isn't her secret. Jackie's nickname is Jackie Blue, given to her by the children. That isn't her secret, either.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a revisionist history of Hollywood's Golden Era and the tabloid press that covered it. Harry Pennypacker was a prolific and revered newspaper columnist; a colleague of Louella Parsons, Walter Winchell, and the other great columnists of the day.
Unfortunately, nobody has ever heard of him because the papers never ran his articles. They were too hot. Too dangerous. Too likely to tarnish the delicate image of silver screen icons. The newspaper syndicate couldn't fire him because he had an ironclad contract, so Pennypacker wrote his stories...and the editors buried them. Until now.
"Don't. Just don't."
In 19th century New Brunswick - during a time when Catholics where shunned and struggled to survive - Alice, abused and corrupted by her father's bigotry, weaves a web of deceit that eventually affects the whole town. To achieve her ultimate goal of independence from her father, the town Pastor, she must stoop to unthinkable depths even she can't fathom.
"Hitchcock-ian suprise ending!"
Seattle gay art gallery owner Horton Lendland is definitely dead, and it wasn't just a wienie roast! The suspects are legion: a hustler, two business partners, the best friend, the once-successful painter, the Catholic priest, sundry street urchins, the gay bar owner, the S&M crowd, the American Indian, and the teacher accused of pederasty. Trouble is, the Seattle P.D.'s too busy chasing serial killers to spare anyone but the young, inexperienced Detective Cord Maxwell.
Henry Culyer Bunner is considered a comedic genius of the short story form. Known for choosing distinctly American themes and characters, his stories are often seen as trivial, merely expanded anecdotes, yet they are so vitally treated that they grip and remain, and, often, lift and chasten. Here is "The Nice People," one of his best known sketches - a story of people, assumptions, and societal expectations.
The newest, hottest nightclub in the city has hired Justice Security to protect its patrons from danger. Each night that the club is open, it has a rotating force of four grunts and two plainclothes personnel circulating through the paying customers, just as the manager has asked Justice Security to do. Tonight, Joey Justice and Misty Wilhite have turned up in the rotation, along with up-and-comers Brandon King and Patty Ferguson. As Joey and Misty arrive, Joey goes inside, and Misty returns to the car for a forgotten item.
They're called the "grunts" - the uniformed officers of Justice Security. They don't have the cushy, highly publicized jobs held by the plainclothes members of the company - they're the people that appear in the background every day at banks, office buildings, and retail establishments, providing a secure environment for customers and workers. Gus Brazzle is one of those grunts. His assignment is a store that deals in used books, music, and movies. Gus has become quite close to the employees of the store, and thinks of them as his family.