Avorn Security Building was an unusual place to work. A world unto itself, there was a restaurant, spa, stores, and of course, the offices for Alex Avorn and his security staff. Everyone who worked in the building went through a vetting process. You couldn't be too careful, when most of the staff could hear the voice of their guardian angels. Even among the strange, Taylor and Becky stood out. Born in a hidden city and possessing unusual abilities, they were taught to hide their gifts and tread carefully in the outside world. But Taylor couldn't help herself. Disillusioned by the disappointment of one too many men, she reached down and drew on the powers inside. The powers of the Vigilante.
John Everson's 2nd collection of short fiction focuses more on dark fantasy than the more extreme erotic horror of his 1st collection, CAGE OF BONES. VIGILANTES includes 15 dark fantasy and horror tales, including the opening tale "Calling of the Moon," which received an Honorable Mention from the Year's Best Fantasy & Horror anthology and the closing voodoo-zombie oriented title story.
A brutally honest, uncompromising story about a teen girl who decides to take matters into her own hands It's senior year, and Hadley and her best friend, Magda, should be starting the year together. Instead, Magda is dead and Hadley is alone. Raped at a party the year before and humiliated, Magda was driven to take her own life and Hadley is forced to see her friend's attackers in the classroom every day. Devastated, enraged and needing an outlet for her grief, Hadley decides to get a little justice of her own. Donning a pink ski mask and fueled by anger, Hadley goes after each of the guys one by one, planning to strip them of their dignity and social status the way they did to Magda. As the legend of the pink-masked Vigilante begins to take on a life of its own, Hadley's revenge takes a turn for the dangerous. Could her need for vengeance lead her down a path she can't turn back from?
For many people, the cinematic vigilante has been shaped by Charles Bronson's character in Death Wish and its sequels. But screen vigilantes have taken many guises, from Old West lynch mobs and rogue police officers to rape-avengers and military-trained equalizers. This book recounts the varied representations of such characters in films like The Birth of a Nation, which celebrated the violence of the Ku Klux Klan, and Taxi Driver, Falling Down and You Were Never Really Here, in which the vigilante impulse was symptomatic of mental instability. Also considered is the extent to which fictional vigilantism functions as social commentary and to what degree it is simply stoking popular fears.
The Greywald War has come to Silver City, at last, and it is up to Dakota Sterling, Alice Grey, and Jasper Beauregard to lead the Resistance and take down the Faceless League once and for all. When Alice becomes the sole inheritor of her father's empire -- leaving her with absolute control of the dirty politics of the city -- , and Dakota becomes the unlikely leader of the superhuman Resistance, both women struggle with their newfound roles of leadership and strive to break the bloody cycle of history their parents started so many years ago. However, as their childhood traumas come back to haunt them, they realize that they must delve into their pasts and unleash the demons that Evelyn Greywald sought to make of them as children if they have any hope of defeating her once and for all. They must become heroes and monsters alike. They must become their greatest hopes and worst fears in order to survive the final battle -- an epic showdown that will prove to be unlike anything they have ever seen before.
Gideon Turner—doctor—scientist—vigilante. After being captured in Venezuela by guerrillas and used as a genetic engineering experiment, Gideon finds himself with strange super-abilities. When he is rescued and returns home to Sojourn City, it is in shambles. The police are understaffed and the poorest area, the Brooks, is torn apart by crime. Gideon decides the city needs a vigilante protector, but at what price?
This riveting work of social history documents the role the news media played in spurring two murders revolving around Edmund Creffield, a charismatic "Holy Roller" evangelist who arrived in Corvallis, Oregon, in 1903 and quickly enraged the citizenry by defiantly challenging the religious and sexual mores of the time. When ardent female followers began refusing to speak to their nonbelieving husbands, vigilantes tarred and feathered Creffield, eventually forcing him to flee to Seattle. Once there, Creffield was murdered by George Mitchell, the brother of one of his followers. The news media in Seattle and Oregon applauded George's defense of his sister Esther's honor, influencing the jury. Citing temporary insanity, the jury quickly acquitted George, pleasing the cheering crowds and the approving media. As George prepared to return to Oregon, however, Esther shot him point-blank at Union Station and another moralizing media frenzy broke out. Esther was sent to Western State Hospital and committed suicide after her release. Her short life was among the most poignant of the dozens wrecked by the controversy. Gerald Baldasty's examination of Seattle and Oregon media coverage shows the tenacity with which frontier media protected traditional mores, particularly the notion that men are responsible for women's purity and have the right to take action if they feel another man has besmirched a woman's honor. Expertly crafted in a brisk, accessible style, Vigilante Newspapers illustrates through the tragic tale of Edmund Creffield, George Mitchell, and Esther Mitchell how the news media defined social deviance using vague concepts such as hysteria and temporary insanity, vigorously defending the established order of religious, class, and gender norms.
If it's time to die, Mia and Jax want to make their final days count. The fourth and FINAL volume of the addictive romantic suspense series from the desk of USA Today bestselling author Deanna Roy / JJ Knight Separated. Unsure if the other one is alive. Desperate. Jax's ex-lover has captured Mia, and Jovana isn't playing by anyone's rules but her own. Jax is in the hands of the Vigilantes, where in-fighting, suspicion and lies are destroying the order of the world's most powerful organization of mercenaries and spies. In this final installment of The Vigilante's Lover, Jax must find his way to Mia before time runs out on them both.
Invulnerable Super Hero RPG: Vigilante Edition is here! Invulnerable's flexible point-based system emphasizes versatility and roleplaying. Invulnerable heroes gain a wide variety of Power Enhancements to show the amazing feats they can perform, and their Motivations and Central Contradiction tell you what kind of hero they are behind the mask! Heroes need a world to protect. Invulnerable includes a detailed setting, Earth-Omega, filled with heroes to join, and villains to trounce, and legacies to uphold! So what are you waiting for? Grab Some Dice And Save The World!
She just wanted to write a sexy letter to a prisoner. She had no idea. The complete set of all four volumes of the blockbuster romantic suspense series from the desk of USA Today bestselling author Deanna Roy / JJ Knight Mia trembles as she reads the letter that arrives from Ridley Prison. Seduction. Ropes. Descriptions of things Mia has never experienced or known. The man’s words are desperately passionate. He longs for a woman who must have given him a fake address. Mia’s address. She plans to send the letter back. He’s a convicted felon. But his words gnaw at her. She’s never done anything dangerous. And no man has ever talked to her like this. So Mia writes him, pretending to be the woman he desires. It's her one dark thrill in her dull, solitary small-town life. The man is in prison for another fifteen years. It's harmless. She is safe enough. Until he escapes. ___________ This complete set includes all four books of the original romantic suspense series.