The Siren - [PDF] Full eBook Download

The Siren

Author : ,

ISBN10 : 0062392018

Publisher : HarperCollins

Number of Pages : 336

Category : Young Adult Fiction

Viewed : 1332

GET EBOOK

Book Summary: #1 New York Times bestseller From Kiera Cass, author of the Selection series, comes a captivating stand-alone fantasy romance. Kahlen is a Siren, bound to serve the Ocean by luring humans to watery graves with her voice, which is deadly to any human who hears it. Akinli is human—a kind, handsome boy who's everything Kahlen ever dreamed of. Falling in love puts them both in danger . . . but Kahlen can't bear to stay away. Will she risk everything to follow her heart? The Siren was previously self-published; this edition has been completely rewritten and redesigned.

Daughter of the Siren Queen

Author : Tricia Levenseller

ISBN10 : 1250096022

Publisher : Feiwel & Friends

Number of Pages : 336

Category : Young Adult Fiction

Viewed : 1462

DOWNLOAD

Book Summary: The capable, confident, and occasionally ruthless heroine of Daughter of the Pirate King is back in this action-packed sequel that promises rousing high seas adventures and the perfect dash of magic. Alosa's mission is finally complete. Not only has she recovered all three pieces of the map to a legendary hidden treasure, but the pirates who originally took her captive are now prisoners on her ship. Still unfairly attractive and unexpectedly loyal, first mate Riden is a constant distraction, but now he's under her orders. And she takes great comfort in knowing that the villainous Vordan will soon be facing her father's justice. When Vordan exposes a secret her father has kept for years, Alosa and her crew find themselves in a deadly race with the feared Pirate King. Despite the danger, Alosa knows they will recover the treasure first . . . after all, she is the daughter of the Siren Queen. In Daughter of the Siren Queen, Tricia Levenseller brings together the perfect mix of thrilling action, tense battle scenes, and a heart-pounding romance.

Music of the Sirens

Author : Linda Austern,Inna Naroditskaya

ISBN10 : 9780253112071

Publisher : Indiana University Press

Number of Pages : 440

Category : Music

Viewed : 902

DOWNLOAD

Book Summary: Whether referred to as mermaid, usalka, mami wata, or by some other name, and whether considered an imaginary being or merely a person with extraordinary abilities, the siren is the remarkable creature that has inspired music and its representations from ancient Greece to present-day Africa and Latin America. This book, co-edited by a historical musicologist and an ethnomusicologist, brings together leading scholars and some talented newcomers in classics, music, media studies, literature, and cultural studies to consider the siren and her multifaceted relationships to music across human time and geography.

Sinfully Sexy

Author : Linda Francis Lee

ISBN10 : 0345480538

Publisher : Ballantine Books

Number of Pages : 368

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1822

DOWNLOAD

Book Summary: In this enchanting contemporary romance, sure to delight readers of Rachel Gibson and Susan Elizabeth Phillips, a close encounter of the sexy kind leads a plain Jane to discover her wild side. Chloe Sinclair has never been bad . . . until she stumbles—literally—into the arms of a gorgeous stranger. To make matters worse, the morning after, her world is rocked completely off its axis when the sensual dreamboat turns out to be the man brought in to save the TV station where she works. Sterling Prescott is hard-driven, gorgeous as hell, and determined to turn the struggling KTEX into a success. But all bets are off when the shameless wildcat that disappeared on him last night walks back into his life—acting like a squeaky-clean librarian. Life gets truly complicated, however, when Sterling decides to win more than the station—and to show Chloe that being sexy isn’t a sin. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Linda Francis Lee's Simply Sexy.

The Sirens of Mars

Author : Sarah Stewart Johnson

ISBN10 : 1101904828

Publisher : Crown

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Science

Viewed : 1423

DOWNLOAD

Book Summary: “Sarah Stewart Johnson interweaves her own coming-of-age story as a planetary scientist with a vivid history of the exploration of Mars in this celebration of human curiosity, passion, and perseverance.”—Alan Lightman, author of Einstein’s Dreams NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • Times (UK) • Library Journal “Lovely . . . Johnson’s prose swirls with lyrical wonder, as varied and multihued as the apricot deserts, butterscotch skies and blue sunsets of Mars.”—Anthony Doerr, The New York Times Book Review Mars was once similar to Earth, but today there are no rivers, no lakes, no oceans. Coated in red dust, the terrain is bewilderingly empty. And yet multiple spacecraft are circling Mars, sweeping over Terra Sabaea, Syrtis Major, the dunes of Elysium, and Mare Sirenum—on the brink, perhaps, of a staggering find, one that would inspire humankind as much as any discovery in the history of modern science. In this beautifully observed, deeply personal book, Georgetown scientist Sarah Stewart Johnson tells the story of how she and other researchers have scoured Mars for signs of life, transforming the planet from a distant point of light into a world of its own. Johnson’s fascination with Mars began as a child in Kentucky, turning over rocks with her father and looking at planets in the night sky. She now conducts fieldwork in some of Earth’s most hostile environments, such as the Dry Valleys of Antarctica and the salt flats of Western Australia, developing methods for detecting life on other worlds. Here, with poetic precision, she interlaces her own personal journey—as a female scientist and a mother—with tales of other seekers, from Percival Lowell, who was convinced that a utopian society existed on Mars, to Audouin Dollfus, who tried to carry out astronomical observations from a stratospheric balloon. In the process, she shows how the story of Mars is also a story about Earth: This other world has been our mirror, our foil, a telltale reflection of our own anxieties and yearnings. Empathetic and evocative, The Sirens of Mars offers an unlikely natural history of a place where no human has ever set foot, while providing a vivid portrait of our quest to defy our isolation in the cosmos.

The Siblen & The Siren

Author : Harp Strathe

ISBN10 : 195407901X

Publisher : Pink Flamingo Media

Number of Pages : 177

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1594

DOWNLOAD

Book Summary: Winter and Isidor are two hot-blooded Siblin brothers who’ve been sailing the world in search of their father, taking their pleasure with women they find wherever the ship docks. When at last they locate their father’s vessel, it’s docked at Nanine Island, at the mouth of the dangerous Brecca Straight where seductive singing sirens have been wrecking ships for two hundred years. The two meet Soule, a beautiful red-haired siren their father adopted when she was a child. They learn that they share a lifelong bond with her, and endeavor to rescue her from enemies who are out to destroy the siren for having killed their parents. As her enemies close in, her brothers are swept away in a flood, leaving her alone to face those who have sworn to kill her. And now the flood waters rising fast, and her fate hangs in the balance.

The Siren

Author : Tiffany Reisz

ISBN10 : 1488086214

Publisher : MIRA

Number of Pages : 428

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1031

DOWNLOAD

Book Summary: Notorious Nora Sutherlin is famous for her delicious works of erotica, each one more popular with readers than the last. But her latest manuscript is different—more serious, more personal—and she's sure it'll be her breakout book…if it ever sees the light of day. Zachary Easton holds Nora's fate in his well-manicured hands. The demanding British editor agrees to handle the book on one condition: he wants complete control. Nora must rewrite the entire novel to his exacting standards—in six weeks—or it's no deal. Nora's grueling writing sessions with Zach are draining…and shockingly arousing. And a dangerous former lover has her wondering which is more torturous—staying away from him…or returning to his bed? Nora thought she knew everything about being pushed to your limits. But in a world where passion is pain, nothing is ever that simple.

The Siren Job

Author : Katya Moore

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Katya Moore

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1909

DOWNLOAD

Book Summary: This shifter crew shares a common goal... Now, they want to share me. The grifter with a heart of gold and his dark, dangerous shadow. The hacktivist genius with so much to prove. The brooding artist with a penchant for breaking and entering. And watching over them all, the alpha of the pack. Have I lost my mind? I may have washed out on my doctoral dissertation, but I bounced back and got the job of a lifetime. With my uncanny linguistic skills, I’m just the girl to translate an ancient scroll, but before I can finish, five tempting thieves steal me away. Have I lost my soul? I have no reason or desire to trust them. While my mind spirals with dark visions, they keep pulling me back to the light. Luring me into their arms. Tempting me to stay with them as they push on to the next big score: taking down my ex-boss and her cult for good. And taking her jewels, for reasons. Will I lose my heart? The Siren Job is the first book in the Stolen Hearts Crew series and features seductive shifters, heist-flavored hijinks, a hint of the arcane, and steamy reverse harem romance. If you like a little action with your action, this series is for you.

Storm Siren

Author : Mary Weber

ISBN10 : 140169036X

Publisher : Thomas Nelson

Number of Pages : 352

Category : Young Adult Fiction

Viewed : 1370

DOWNLOAD

Book Summary: The award-winning novel that started it all. “A riveting tale from start to finish. Between the simmering romance, the rich and inventive fantasy world, and one seriously jaw-dropping finale, readers will clamor for the next book—and I'll be at the front of the line!” —Marissa Meyer, New York Times bestselling author of the Lunar Chronicles In a world at war, a slave girl’s lethal curse could become one kingdom’s weapon of salvation. If the curse—and the girl—can be controlled. “I raise my chin as the buyers stare. Yes. Look. You don’t want me. Because, eventually, accidentally, I will destroy you.” As a slave in the war-weary kingdom of Faelen, seventeen-year-old Nym isn’t merely devoid of rights, her Elemental kind are only born male and always killed at birth—meaning, she shouldn’t even exist. Standing on the auction block beneath smoke-drenched mountains, Nym faces her fifteenth sell. But when her hood is removed and her storm-summoning killing curse revealed, Nym is snatched up by a court advisor and given a choice: be trained as the weapon Faelen needs to win the war or be killed. Choosing the former, Nym is unleashed into a world of politics, bizarre parties, and rumors of an evil more sinister than she’s being prepared to fight . . . not to mention the trainer whose dark secrets lie behind a mysterious ability to calm every lightning strike she summons. But what if she doesn’t want to be the weapon they’ve all been waiting for? Set in a beautifully eclectic world of suspicion, super abilities, and monsters, Storm Siren is a story of power. And whoever controls that power will win. “Intense and intriguing. Fans of high stakes fantasy won't be able to put it down.” —CJ Redwine, New York Times bestselling author of the Ravenspire series “Mary Weber has created a fascinating, twisted world. Storm Siren sucked me in from page one—I couldn’t stop reading! This is a definite must-read, the kind of book that kept me up late into the night turning the pages!” —Lindsay Cummings, author of the Androma Saga “A riveting read! Mary Weber's rich world and heartbreaking heroine had me from page one. You're going to fall in love with this love story.” —Josephine Angelini, internationally bestselling author of the Starcrossed trilogy “Elegant prose and intricate world-building twist into a breathless cyclone of a story that will constantly keep you guessing. More please!” —Shannon Messenger, author of the Sky Fall series

Sirens

Author : Joseph Knox

ISBN10 : 152476289X

Publisher : Crown

Number of Pages : 368

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 687

DOWNLOAD

Book Summary: A riveting thriller about a damaged undercover detective navigating a web of politicians, drug lords, missing persons, and his own flawed department, perfect for readers of Tana French, Don Winslow and Dennis Lehane. Infiltrating the inner circle of enigmatic criminal Zain Carver is dangerous enough. Pulling it off while also rescuing Isabelle Rossiter, a runaway politician’s daughter, from Zain’s influence? Impossible. That’s why Aidan Waits is the perfect man for the job. Disgraced, emotionally damaged, and despised by his superiors. In other words, completely expendable. But Aidan is a born survivor. And as he works his way deep into Zain’s shadowy world, he finds that nothing is as it seems. Zain is a mesmerizing, Gatsby-esque figure who lures young women into his orbit—women who have a bad habit of turning up dead. But is Zain really responsible? And will Isabelle be next? Before long, Aidan finds himself in over his head, cut loose by his superiors, and dangerously attracted to the wrong woman. How can he save the girl if he can’t even save himself?

Listening to the Sirens

Author : Judith Peraino

ISBN10 : 9780520921740

Publisher : Univ of California Press

Number of Pages : 370

Category : Social Science

Viewed : 1207

DOWNLOAD

Book Summary: In this fresh and innovative study, Judith A. Peraino investigates how music has been used throughout history to call into question norms of gender and sexuality. Beginning with a close examination of the mythology surrounding the sirens—whose music seduced Ulysses into a state of mind in which he would gladly sacrifice everything for the illicit pleasures promised in their song—Peraino goes on to consider the musical creatures, musical gods and demigods, musical humans, and music-addled listeners who have been associated with behavior that breaches social conventions. She deftly employs a sophisticated reading of Foucault as an organizational principle as well as a philosophical focus to survey seductive and transgressive queerness in music from the Greeks through the Middle Ages and to the contemporary period. Listening to the Sirens analyzes the musical ways in which queer individuals express and discipline their desire, represent themselves, build communities, and subvert heterosexual expectations. It covers a wide range of music including medieval songs, works by Handel, Tchaikovsky and Britten, women's music and disco, performers such as Judy Garland, Melissa Etheridge, Madonna, and Marilyn Manson, and the movies The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

Surrender of a Siren

Author : Tessa Dare

ISBN10 : 0345516842

Publisher : Ballantine Books

Number of Pages : 400

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 464

DOWNLOAD

Book Summary: New author Tessa Dare takes passion to the high seas in this steamy tale of a runaway bride and a devilishly disarming privateer. Desperate to escape a loveless marriage and society’s constraints, pampered heiress Sophia Hathaway jilts her groom, packs up her paints and sketchbook, and assumes a new identity, posing as a governess to secure passage on the Aphrodite. She wants a life of her own: unsheltered, unconventional, uninhibited. But it’s one thing to sketch her most wanton fantasies, and quite another to face the dangerously handsome libertine who would steal both her virtue and her gold. To any well-bred lady, Benedict “Gray” Grayson is trouble in snug-fitting boots. A conscienceless scoundrel who sails the seas for pleasure and profit, Gray lives for conquest–until Sophia’s perception and artistry stir his heart. Suddenly he’ll brave sharks, fire, storm, and sea just to keep her at his side. She’s beautiful, refined, and ripe for seduction. Could this counterfeit governess be a rogue’s redemption? Or will the runaway heiress’s secrets destroy their only chance at love?

The Siren's Son

Author : Helen Scott

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Helen Scott

Number of Pages : 306

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1124

DOWNLOAD

Book Summary: Eilidh MacLeod just wants to close her granddad's shop and mourn him in peace. But when she's thrust into a world filled with magic, mythical creatures, and gods, she must control her burgeoning powers, or be destroyed by a vengeful Circe. All Alec Cantio wants when he visits his favorite magic shop, Speak o’ the Devil, are supplies for his mission. Instead, he finds a mortal woman, innocent and brave, who tempts him with all he is forbidden to have. To gain her trust he must decide whether or not to share his most dangerous secret. Will Alec fight for the love of a lifetime? Or will Circe and Zeus destroy any hope of happiness?

Hunting the Siren

Author : J.E. Taylor

ISBN10 :

Publisher : J.E. Taylor

Number of Pages : 173

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 503

DOWNLOAD

Book Summary: In the aftermath of the massacre in Las Vegas, Kylee Paradox has no choice but to run. Her siren caused innocent lives to be lost, and now Fate is bound to carry out Kylee’s punishment for breaking her contract. If Fate catches her before she can find a loop hole, Kylee will be on a one way train to a tortured eternity in the fiery pits of hell.

The Siren Song

Author : Anne Ursu

ISBN10 : 1439153469

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 448

Category : Juvenile Fiction

Viewed : 1958

DOWNLOAD

Book Summary: Inside an ordinary middle school in an ordinary city, a small redheaded eighth grader is doing something very ordinary, indeed. Ever since Charlotte Mielswetzski and her cousin, Zee, saved the world, life has been rather ordinary. Ordinary, that is, if you call being ultramegagrounded (in Charlotte's case) or treated as if you might fall to pieces (in Zee's case) ordinary. Either way, heroes deserve better. Of course, no one knows Charlotte and Zee are heroes. It's not like they can simply announce that Greek myths are real or proclaim they have returned from the Underworld, where they rescued all of mankind from Philonecron, a deranged demigod with delusions of grandeur. Instead, they are forced to keep this terrible knowledge to themselves, and are stuck in a state of extraordinary ordinariness. But things aren't quite as ordinary as they seem. For Philonecron is the grandson of Poseidon, and you don't mess with the progeny of the second most powerful god in the universe. And Philonecron himself isn't so happy about having all of his delicious plans thwarted by mortal children. He wants revenge, and with his grandfather to help him, he is going to get what he wants. For Charlotte and Zee, their not-so-ordinary lives are about to be disrupted once again. This time it's not the world they must save -- it's themselves. In the thrilling second installment of the Cronus Chronicles trilogy, author Anne Ursu brings her trademark wit to a spectacular adventure on the high seas.

The Siren and the Sage

Author : Steven Shankman,Stephen Durrant

ISBN10 : 1592443478

Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers

Number of Pages : 268

Category : Philosophy

Viewed : 512

DOWNLOAD

Book Summary: The cultures of ancient China and ancient Greece have exerted immeasurable influence on later civilizations. The texts and cultural values of classical China spread throughout East Asia and became the foundation of learning in Korea, Japan and Vietnam. Greek learning and culture receive credit for many of the intellectual paradigms of the West. Probably the one which is most distinctly Western is the tradition of logical proof and the related assumption that, as Aristotle put it in 'Metaphysics' 980, 'we all desire to know.' In contrast, the Chinese tradition, as exemplified by Laozi's 'Dao de jing,' cautions that through our desire to know we may forfeit wisdom, thus engendering a split between knowledge and wisdom. 'The Siren and the Sage' is a comparative study of what some of the most influential writers of ancient China and ancient Greece thought it meant to know and whether they distinguished knowledge from wisdom. It surveys selected works of poetry, history and philosophy from roughly the eighth through the second centuries BCE, focusing on the 'Odyssey,' the ancient Chinese 'Classic of Poetry,' Thucydides' 'History of the Peloponnesian War,' Sima Qian's 'Records of the Historian,' Plato's 'Symposium,' Laozi's 'Dao de jing' and the writings of Zhuangzi. The intention, through such juxtaposition, is to introduce foundational texts of each tradition, texts which continue to influence most of the world's peoples. It is intriguing to ask what awareness, if any, these distinctive cultures had of each other. A considerable body of scholarship comparing ancient Greece and ancient China now exists. Scholars are presenting evidence that the two cultures may actually have been aware of each other's presence, even though that awareness was presumably indirect, perhaps mediated by the nomadic peoples of Central Asia. While not directly contributing evidence, the authors argue that comparing the cultures of Greece and China will continue to be an irresistible and important scholarly debate. The book offers a provocative study which is accessible to students and general readers and at the same time contributes to the debate.

Siren Sisters

Author : Dana Langer

ISBN10 : 1481466887

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 256

Category : Juvenile Fiction

Viewed : 1665

DOWNLOAD

Book Summary: A soon-to-be siren finds herself responsible for the lives of her sisters—and the fisherman they curse—in this haunting debut novel. Now that I know the truth, I sometimes picture my sisters in headlights, the way they would have looked on that cold February night, armed with shovels and pickaxes, and digging in the graveyard. Lolly Salt has beautiful sisters. When they’re not in school or running their small town’s diner, they’re secretly luring ships to their doom from the cliffs of Starbridge Cove, Maine. With beautiful voices that twelve-year-old Lolly has yet to grow into (not that she wants to anyway) the Salt sisters do the work mandated by the Sea Witch, a glamorously frightening figure determined to keep the girls under her control. With their mother dead after a terrible car crash, and their father drowning in his grief, the sisters carry on with their lives and duties…until a local sea captain gets suspicious about the shipwrecks. On the day before her birthday, Lolly watches in helpless horror as her sisters are lured themselves by curse-reversing fishermen—and suddenly it’s up to her and her best friend Jason to rescue the sirens of Starbridge Cove.

Who Owns the Future?

Author : Jaron Lanier

ISBN10 : 1451654995

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 416

Category : Computers

Viewed : 1742

DOWNLOAD

Book Summary: The “brilliant” and “daringly original” (The New York Times) critique of digital networks from the “David Foster Wallace of tech” (London Evening Standard)—asserting that to fix our economy, we must fix our information economy. Jaron Lanier is the father of virtual reality and one of the world’s most brilliant thinkers. Who Owns the Future? is his visionary reckoning with the most urgent economic and social trend of our age: the poisonous concentration of money and power in our digital networks. Lanier has predicted how technology will transform our humanity for decades, and his insight has never been more urgently needed. He shows how Siren Servers, which exploit big data and the free sharing of information, led our economy into recession, imperiled personal privacy, and hollowed out the middle class. The networks that define our world—including social media, financial institutions, and intelligence agencies—now threaten to destroy it. But there is an alternative. In this provocative, poetic, and deeply humane book, Lanier charts a path toward a brighter future: an information economy that rewards ordinary people for what they do and share on the web.

The Duke and the Siren

Author : Jessie Clever

ISBN10 : 1736290312

Publisher : Someday Lady Publishing, LLC

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 671

DOWNLOAD

Book Summary: Lady Vivianna Darby was considered a smashing success by society’s standards. After all, she landed Ryder Maxen, the coveted Duke of Margate, in her first season out. Wildly in love, Viv believed herself lucky to have escaped the cold marriages common amongst the ton. Until she found her husband in bed with an opera singer. Now four years later, Viv is determined to save her sisters from the same fate until Viv’s phaeton-racing husband suffers a deadly accident, and she’s forced by duty to go to his deathbed. Preparing herself for widowhood, she realizes she’ll soon be free of the empty marriage she’s been trapped in. But what will she do if he lives? The Duke and the Siren is the third book in the steamy, heart-stopping historical romance series, The Unwanted Dukes. If you love sexy, spellbinding romance and heartwarming humor, don’t miss this captivating series from bestselling author Jessie Clever. Discover adventure and romance when you download The Duke and the Siren today.