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Sometimes Fate brings two people together-­but it's just up to them if they let their hearts rule or give into their fears.­Marcus finally makes it back home after the worst case of his career. He's looking forward to some quiet down time until he senses someone trespassing on his territory. The woman who has learned about his special gift and doesn't seem afraid of his wolf is baffling and intoxicating at the same time. Marcus is just unsure whether she means harm or way too much good.­Crystal knew the moment she stepped into the swamp and on Marcus's territory she was where she belonged. Coming from a long line of special women herself, she has no problems with Marcus's differences. If she could just convince Marcus she is his mate, everything will just be perfect.­When these two come together, the heat and passion fills the room and nearly combusts. Almost perfect... except for the vision of Marcus being killed. Can they work together to figure out who is after Marcus? Or will . . .

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"The Cask of Amontillado" (sometimes spelled "The Casque of Amontillado") is a short story, written by Edgar Allan Poe and first published in the November 1846 issue of Godey's Lady's Book. The story is set in a nameless Italian city in an unspecified year (possibly sometime during the eighteenth century) and concerns the deadly revenge taken by the narrator on a friend who he claims has insulted him. Like several of Poe's stories, and in keeping with the 19th-­century fascination with the subject, the narrative revolves around a person being buried alive – in this case, by immurement.

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brings together all of Kafka’s stories, from the classic tales such as “The Metamorphosis,­” “In the Penal Colony,­” and “A Hunger Artist” to shorter pieces and fragments that Max Brod, Kafka’s literary executor, released after Kafka’s death. With the exception of his three novels, the whole of Kafka’s narrative work is included in this volume.

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What happens when the god of love has lost the will to create romance? Can Valentina give Cupid what he needs to mend his broken heart?

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Daisy Miller and Winterbourne first meet in Vevey, Switzerland, where Winterbourne is vacationing from his alleged studies (although an attachment to an older lady is rumoured). They are introduced by Randolph Miller, Daisy's 9-­year old brother. Randolph considers their hometown of Schenectady, New York, to be absolutely superior to all of Europe. Daisy, however, is absolutely delighted with the continent, especially the high society which she wishes to enter. Winterbourne is at first confused by her attitude, although greatly impressed by her beauty, but soon determines that she is nothing more than a young flirt. He continues his pursuit of Daisy in spite of the disapproval of his snobbish aunt Mrs. Costello, who spurns any family with so close a relationship to their courier as the Millers have with their Eugenio. She also thinks Daisy is a shameless girl for agreeing to visit the Château de Chillon with Winterbourne after they have known each other for only half an hour. . . .

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The Awakening, originally titled A Solitary Soul, is a novel by Kate Chopin, first published in 1899. Set in New Orleans and the Southern Louisiana coast at the end of the nineteenth century, the plot centers on Edna Pontellier and her struggle to reconcile her increasingly unorthodox views on femininity and motherhood with the prevailing social attitudes of the turn-­of-­the-­century South. It is one of the earliest American novels that focuses on women's issues without condescension. It is also widely seen as a landmark work of early feminism, generating mixed reaction from contemporary readers and criticism. The novel's blend of realistic narrative, incisive social commentary, and psychological complexity makes The Awakening a precursor of American modernism; it prefigures the works of American novelists such as William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway and echoes the works of contemporaries such as Edith Wharton and Henry James. It can also be considered among the first Southern . . .

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