Witness Kelly's transformation and Richie's not-so-surprising revelation and Sherry's re-debut as the self proclaimed "Queen of entertaining"! Get ready AFTER (The Party) is going to take you on the ride of your life! It's Christmas Eve of 2010 and Sherry is planning another holiday gathering. This year "let someone else do all the work" her friends told her. The fun will be held at a 5 star hotel in SW DC, a popular "hotspot" for the locals. It was out of her hands, all she could do was wait and pray that all would be well this year AFTER (The Party)!
A new manifesto for performance studies on the art of queer of color worldmaking. After the Party tells the stories of minoritarian artists who mobilize performance to produce freedom and sustain life in the face of subordination, exploitation, and annihilation. Through the exemplary work of Nina Simone, Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas, Danh Vō, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Eiko, and Tseng Kwong Chi, and with additional appearances by Nao Bustamante, Audre Lorde, Martin Wong, Assata Shakur, and Nona Faustine, After the Party considers performance as it is produced within and against overlapping histories of US colonialism, white supremacy, and heteropatriarchy. Building upon the thought of José Esteban Muñoz alongside prominent scholarship in queer of color critique, black studies, and Marxist aesthetic criticism, Joshua Chambers-Letson maps a portrait of performance’s capacity to produce what he calls a communism of incommensurability, a practice of being together in difference. Describing performance as a rehearsal for new ways of living together, After the Party moves between slavery, the Civil Rights Movement, the first wave of the AIDS crisis, the Vietnam War, and the catastrophe-riddled horizon of the early twenty-first century to consider this worldmaking practice as it is born of the tension between freedom and its negation. With urgency and pathos, Chambers-Letson argues that it is through minoritarian performance that we keep our dead alive and with us as we struggle to survive an increasingly precarious present.
You're cordially invited to… Ella Sanborn loves a good party. Back in her socialite days, she used to be the life and soul of them! Now, however, Ella's on the other side of the invitation—organizing parties rather than attending them. But Ella's no quitter. She'll become New York's premier events planner even if it kills her! Which working with straitlaced new client Chase Trumbull might well do…. Chase has been too busy saving his family's business to find much to laugh about recently. He might have agreed to throw a themed party, but that doesn't mean he's off duty just yet! Until he meets Ella. Something about her tempts him to loosen his tie, take off his suit jacket and finally have some fun….
After the Party: The Beginning of The New World is a quirky, spiritual adventure story which takes place during the pivotal moments of The End Times in the year 2012. Lost in the Rocky Mountains best friends, Alice and Mary, maneuver across a devastated landscape. When they come across an old cowgirl their true purpose for survival is revealed. "It's in your cellular memory," the woman shares. "Folks are awakening to their powers as healers and remembering they are part of the planet's reclamation process. You, Alice McKinley, are the leader of your team." Mary's jaw dropped, "This must be a mistake. Alice can't even make her own coffee!" After The Party: The Beginning of a New World is a Light story for a heavy time. Madison Owl, Ph.D is a metaphysician dedicated to the expansion of spiritual knowledge. She is a gifted Animal Communicator, Quantum Energy Practitioner and Akashic Record Practitioner. Madison's passion is working with people and animals to assist in their physical, emotional, mental and soul level transformation. She has over twenty-five years of experience and has an international clientele. http: //www.madisonowl.com
Bella is a rich and spoilt young girl used to getting what she wants. However following the death of her mother, her father has become enormously overprotective of her. This has led Bella to formulate a picture perfect image of life that's not always grounded in reality. One night Bella decides to throw a party. The evening proceeds without incident and the guests have all presumably gone. Bella awakens the next day to discover that her house is in a terrible state, and more pressingly - that she is not alone. But foolishly, she takes the men present simply for friendly party guests who've stayed behind to help her out. Naively, she even flirts with one of them. Big mistake Find out what happens next, as Bella naively goes for a soak in the tub with a group of burglars ransacking her house in the next room. After the Party is a short story about how a single foolish mistake in life can result in serious consequences. Shan Lee is a primary school educator who lives in Durban, South Africa. Currently she is working on a full-length piece of romantic fiction. After the Party is her first published effort. Publisher's website: http: //sbpra.com/ShanLe
From the number one bestselling author of The Family Upstairs
Author: Lisa Jewell
Pubpsher: Random House
Eleven years ago, Jem and Ralph fell in love. They thought it would be for ever, that they’d found their happy ending. Then two became four, a flat became a house. Romantic nights out became sleepless nights in. And they soon found that life wasn’t quite so simple any more. Now two people who were so right together are starting to drift apart. As they try to find a way back to each other, back to what they once had, they both become dangerously distracted. But maybe it’s not too late to recapture happily ever after ...
'I always wanted to be friends with both my sisters. Perhaps that was the source, really, of all the troubles of my life...' It is the summer of 1938 and Phyllis Forrester has returned to England after years abroad. Moving into her sister's grand country house, she soon finds herself entangled in a new world of idealistic beliefs and seemingly innocent friendships. Fevered talk of another war infiltrates their small, privileged circle, giving way to a thrilling solution: a great and charismatic leader, who will restore England to its former glory. At a party hosted by her new friends, Phyllis lets down her guard for a single moment, with devastating consequences. Years later, Phyllis, alone and embittered, recounts the dramatic events which led to her imprisonment and changed the course of her life forever. 'Wonderfully subtle and compelling' Linda Grant 'Uncanny, evocative, atmospheric' Sunday Times 'Connolly is a terrifically subtle writer... [she] slyly sweeps her readers into the period drama as tensions tauten between families and social classes' Daily Telegraph 'Wonderful, tragicomic... beautifully researched' The Times
Andrew Feinstein became an active and ardent member of the ANC in the 1980s, and campaigned energetically for the party in the first democratic elections. He was elected to parliament and rose swiftly through the ranks, earning the label 'Mr Clean' for his unstinting work against graft and corruption. But his feelings of euphoria at being part of the new South Africa slowly soured. Initially disappointed by the constant jockeying for power and the denialist AIDS policy of President Thabo Mbeki, Feinstein's disillusionment grew as he sought unsuccessfully to investigate the corruption surrounding the Arms Deal. Isolated from his former comrades, Feinstein was forced to choose between his principles and the party he had so admired. This is his story.
A Standalone Short Story with No Cliffhanger! College parties are great, but this one is on a whole other level. When football star Logan encounters a strange girl at a big party on his first day of college, his life is turned upside as he unwittingly engages in a tradition that impacts on the life of Cassie, one of the few African Americans on campus. Scroll up and click the buy now button to start reading TODAY! Tags: American football romance, sports romance, football romance, bwwm American football romance, bwwm sports romance, bad boy American football romance, bad boy sports romance, bad boy billionaire, African American romance, interracial romance, contemporary women's fiction, workplace romance, black woman white man books, office romance, multicultural romance, mixed race relationship, biracial, African American books, BWWM romance novels, ebooks, interracial club, Black woman white man romance, bwwm interracial romance books, quick read, alpha male romance, steamy romance, hot romance books, boss romance, short reads