Love gets a bit devilish in this contemporary romance from the national bestselling author of The Accidental Werewolf.
Author: Dakota Cassidy
Love gets a bit devilish in this contemporary romance from the national bestselling author of The Accidental Werewolf. When mild-mannered Casey Schwartz wakes up in jail, she has no memory of how she got there. But after her sister, Wanda, bails her out, Casey has more to deal with than a foggy memory—like abrupt mood swings and fireballs shooting from her fingertips. But things really head south when a vampire shows up on her doorstep... Vampire Clayton Gunnersson is seriously hot. And seriously taken—by a demon. In a ritual gone wrong, Clayton tried to get rid of his unwanted bond, but spilled some demonic blood on Casey, getting her possessed in the process. Now, Casey has to share her body and manage to keep her growing attraction to Clayton in check, because falling for her demon's boyfriend just might get Casey killed...from the inside out.
Much more often, however, the angry saint acted out his or her punishment by
other means than commanding demons to ... Offering a down-to-earth and
concrete causality behind possession, like a demon accidentally swallowed with
Author: Sari Katajala-Peltomaa
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Demonic possession was a spiritual state that often had physical symptoms; however, in Demonic Possession and Lived Religion in Later Medieval Europe, Sari Katajala-Peltomaa argues that demonic possession was a social phenomenon which should be understood with regard to the community and culture. She focuses on significant case studies from canonization processes (c. 1240-1450) which show how each set of sources formed its own specific context, in which demonic presence derived from different motivations, reasonings, and methods of categorization. The chosen perspective is that of lived religion, which is both a thematic approach and a methodology: a focus on rituals, symbols, and gestures, as well as sensitivity to nuances and careful contextualizing of the cases are constitutive elements of the argumentation. The analysis contests the hierarchy between the 'learned' and the 'popular' within religion, as well as the existence of a strict polarity between individual and collective religious participation. Demonic presence disclosed negotiations over authority and agency; it shows how the personal affected the communal, and vice versa, and how they were eventually transformed into discourses and institutions of the Church; that is, definitions of the miraculous and the diabolical. Geographically, the volume covers Western Europe, comparing Northern and Southern material and customs. The structure follows the logic of the phenomenon, beginning with the background reasons offered as a cause of demonic possession, continuing with communities' responses and emotions, including construction of sacred caregiving methods. Finally, the ways in which demonic presence contributed to wider societal debates in the fields of politics and spirituality are discussed. Alterity and inversion of identity, gender, and various forms of corporeality and the interplay between the sacred and diabolical are themes that run all through the volume.
Accidentally Demonic is a hold-your-sides, laugh-out-loud book. With vampires,
werewolves, and demons running around, paranormal romance will never be the
same.” —The Romance Readers Connection “Dakota Cassidy's books make ...
Author: Dakota Cassidy
He was just looking for a night of fun. After a wild work-sponsored Halloween party, entomologist Sam McLean wakes up with a spotty memory—and a pointy set of fangs. Sam’s one-night stand wasn’t just dressed as a vampire; she had the bite to match. Somehow, Sam's unconscious body ends up at the OOPS office, where paranormal crisis counselors Nina, Marty and Wanda give him the down-low on accidentally becoming a creature of the night. What he got was an eternity of trouble. Dealing with a newbie like Sam is no easy task, but things get even more crazy when Phoebe Reynolds—a woman who claims to be Nina’s sister—storms into the office and causes a catfight that ends when Phoebe is accidently bitten by Sam’s recently formed fangs. Now, the OOPS girls have two fledgling vamps on their hands, and their powers—and the attraction building between them—are unlike anything they’ve seen before…
Berkley Sensation titles by Dakota Cassidy KISS & HELL MY WAY TO HELL THE
ACCIDENTAL WEREWOLF ACCIDENTALLY DEAD THE ACCIDENTAL HUMAN
ACCIDENTALLY DEMONIC ACCIDENTALLY DEAD DAKOTA CASSIDY ...
Author: Dakota Cassidy
A vampire puts the bite on a dental assistant. It?s a lousy first day on the job for Nina Blackman when a patient, loopy from the anesthesia, bites her. At least he was cute. But for real drama she can?t beat the next evening. Nina wakes up with a set of razor-sharp fangs, bionic vision, supersonic hearing, and a taste for blood. But there?s a good explanation: It?s her patient, Long Island vampire Greg Statleon. Actually they?re perfect for each other?if Nina?s willing to commit to one man for eternity.
Berkley Sensation titles by Dakota Cassidy YOU DROPPED A BLONDE ON ME
KISS & HELL MY WAY TO HELL THE ACCIDENTAL WEREWOLF
ACCIDENTALLY DEAD THE ACCIDENTAL HUMAN ACCIDENTALLY DEMONIC
Author: Dakota Cassidy
A purrr-fectly scintillating new novel from the national bestselling author of Accidentally Demonic. Katie Woods never thought she'd be forty-one, divorced, and thrust back into the dating world. To start fresh, Katie uproots her veterinary practice to upstate New York-not exactly the hottest dating scene on the planet. But when an unconscious cougar appears at her clinic, Katie's newly single life gets a much needed jolt of the supernatural kind. After Katie examines the cougar and leaves him caged overnight, she's shocked to find a big strapping specimen of young, hot man in its place. And when the scratch she got during the exam results in some unnatural side effects, Katie has more to deal with then her animal attraction to a much younger guy-she has to figure how to stop herself from becoming a cougar of the four-legged variety.
Reasonable people fear the prospect that fire might be accidentally or
intentionally misused , and control of fire can never be assured with absolute
certainty . Fire mindlessly follows fuel , and it continually threatens to breech
whatever systems ...
Author: Lloyd H. Steffen
"Examining the differences between concepts of God related to ultimacy and absolutism, Steffen names absolutism as the source of destructive, life-defying religion, explaining that it is the 'central reason and the main cause for religion becoming dangerous and turning demonic'. Part I of the book explores the power and danger of religion as well as two options for being religious. Part II explores religion and the restraint of violence as it looks at the pacifist option, the case of holy war, and the case of just war."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Deplorable accident ; the old head was accidentally broken . One of her — her
gentlemen friends tried to poke it with an umbrella , and it fell . I substituted this
while repairing the original . But it does detract . ” Colonel Bertroux had glanced
Author: Helen Hoke
Publisher: Dutton Childrens Books
A selection of chilling horror stories offers tales by Ambrose Bierce, Robert Bloch, Winston Churchill, Roald Dahl, and others
Leggatt , the sea - captain's double in Joseph Conrad's ' The Secret Sharer ' , for
instance , is ' no homicidal ruffian ' , though he has killed a man , but an enigmatic
saviour whose final parting gesture , whether it is accidental or deliberate , the ...
Author: Paul Oppenheimer
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
In this study, the author sets out to unravel and expose one of the most powerful and compelling phenomena, a subject which has generated books, films and media, and has now become one of the most popular topics of entertainment: evil.
A person might be possessed “ accidentally ” by an unruly , unauthorized spirit , a
loa bossal . Such an “ unruly ” being is very difficult to control , and there is an
impressive ritual , termed a “ baptism , ” that needs to be performed in order to ...
Author: Felicitas D. Goodman
"Quite an interesting book... " -- Religious Studies Review "It is by far superior to anything else on demons we have seen in the past few years." -- The American Rationalist ..". Goodman is to be commended for a stimulating and wide-reaching treatment of a compelling and much-debated subject." -- Journal of Folklore Research Rich in detail derived from the author's fieldwork and the anthropological literature, this work paints a picture of possession as one of the usually positive and most widespread of human religious experiences. It also details the ritual of exorcism, which is applied when things go wrong.
The demons also pose as guests and try to engage in conversations which would
get the monk to renounce Christ deliberately or accidentally. The desert monks
and nuns had other dealings with demons as well. A great deal of the time, ...
Author: Michael F. Patella
Publisher: Liturgical Press
The supernatural world is prominent in many of today's movies, television shows, novels, and the popular imagination. But some of what is presented as grounded in a Christian worldview is in fact far from that. In Angels and Demons, Michael Patella, OSB, offers an accessible and fascinating look at supernatural realities as they really are presented in the Bible and Christian tradition. Among the topics Patella explores with a valuable combination of pastoral wisdom and academic rigor are: the role of angels in the ministry of Jesus the apocalyptic battle in Revelation the occult, possession, and the work of Satan what angels are and what they're not the Last Judgment: how? when? Readers will appreciate Patella's level-headed appraisal of the views of the supernatural world in the various sections of the Bible. They will be engaged by his lucid account of "Who's Who in Hell." They will be both comforted and inspired by his foundational conviction that Christ has claimed creation for the forces of good, evil is on the run, and there is no chance of the tide ever turning the other way, evil actions and human suffering notwithstanding.
Hence gidim/etemmu may become associated with the demonic class udug/
utukku and even be so designated. Lack of burial and/or destruction of the body
will often occur accidentally and belongs psychologically together with the fear of
Author: Karel van der Toorn
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
The Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible (DDD) is the single major reference work on the gods, angels, demons, spirits, and semidivine heroes whose names occur in the biblical books. Book jacket.
Franz said all worldly entertainment - that ' s what he called it — was equally bad
, My Fair Lady as “ distracting ” as Death of a Salesman and therefore just as
demonic . I reported this conversation to Arnold ( substituting the word obscene
Author: Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
In a provocative memoir of her life, work, the lessons she has learned, and the woman she has become, the author of Italian Days shares a collection of memories in such chapters as "Men and Gods," "Loot and lists and Lust (and Things)," "Home Economics," and "Breathing Lessons." Tour.
Author: William Menzies Alexander
Publisher: Edinburgh : [s.n.]
Demonic possession in the New Testament is still an unsolved problem. That statement is at variance with a considerable body of opinion recently expressed on two continents. Nevertheless, it is a correct representation of the present state of the case. Modern writers have attained a certain unanimity, only by approaching the subject from one point of view and confining attention to the more conspicuous phenomena. But any investigation which claims finality must explore the whole environment and scrutinise all residual facts. There is a comparative demonology to be studied; there are types of mental disease to be examined; there is a criterion of genuine possession to be discovered and applied. The inquiry thus broadens out and takes account of many points hitherto ignored or neglected. - Preface.