No Happy Endings

Author: Angel Luis Colón

Publisher: Down & Out Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 110

View: 4585

Fantine Park is not the woman her mother was — she’s certainly not the safecracker her mother was either. Hell, she’s not much of anything useful these days. Fresh off parole after a stint in the joint for a poorly thought out casino robbery, Fantine finds herself confronted by an old partner of her mother’s and right back in the thick of it. Unfortunately, the man dragging her back to the life she left behind, one Aleksei Uryvich, is a complete bully and an idiot — content to believe he can get anything he wants with his brutish nature and the threat of a bullet for Fan’s elderly father, Jae. The score: semen. Yes, semen. Gallons of it. Particularly, the genetic man-batter from supposed Ivy Leaguers and other elite. The material nets top dollar from Asia and Aleksei is foaming at the mouth at the profit potential. The plan: there is no real plan. Fantine has to get it out of Evensight Storage; a sperm bank situated right by the Battery Park Tunnel in Manhattan. A place barely anyone but a sad sack with an empty sack sees the inside of on a day to day basis. There’s no guarantee anyone involved in this mess is getting out alive, especially when Fantine finds herself face to face with the psychopath known as O Leiteiro — The Milkman. Praise for NO HAPPY ENDINGS … “This Angel from hell writes hardcore pulp fiction as sick, slick, funny, and thrilling as Willeford meets Westlake. Fantine Park is a great new bad-ass heroine.” — Thomas Pluck, author of Blade of Dishonor and Bad Boy Boogie “In No Happy Endings, Angel Colón milks every drop of tension as he leads his heroine, Fantine, from one sticky situation to another. Try to read with your fingers covering your eyes, hoping to shield your eyes from the nonstop action, violence, and mayhem as the reader cranks along to an inevitable, satisfying climax.” — Eryk Pruitt, author of Dirtbags and Hashtag “Imagine an oversexed-on-speed remake of Big Trouble in Little China as told by the Krays, or maybe a club-kid update of Jim Thompson’s The Alcoholics, and you still don’t come anywhere near the depravity, perversion, and holy mind fuck of this latest offering by Angel Colón. No Happy Endings takes the time-tested trope of retired robber on a final heist, and with more double crosses than Jesus after a three-day bender, delivers one of the most weirdly original, satisfying, and unexpected capers of the year.” — Joe Clifford, author of Junkie Love and the Jay Porter Thriller Series “No Happy Endings is a trip of a book. Right from the first sentence, you know you’ve entered Colón’s world of dark humor and interesting positions. This is tale of Fantine Park, a young safe cracker who gets mixed up in one bizarre New York situation — sperm bank fraud, if that’s what you call it. With Colon’s popping wry prose, No Happy Endings moves at a breakneck pace, is fabulously entertaining, and has one of the best female leads you’ll read in a long time.” — Jen Conley, author of Cannibals: Stories from the Edge of the Pine Barrens “Deftly mixing a delightfully twisted premise with deliciously dark humor and an authentic emotional core, No Happy Endings firmly positions Angel Luis Colón as a top voice in the new generation of crime fiction writers. I can’t wait to see what he comes up with next.” — Holly West, Anthony Award-nominated author of the Mistress of Fortune series “Not only does No Happy Endings deliver on the outrageous premise, Angel Colón somehow manages to make it absolutely plausible. A true page-turner packed with colorful characters, biting one-liners and some of the most repulsive murder scenes a twisted mind could conjure.” — S.W. Lauden, author of Crosswise “This is a heist book like no other, perfectly captured by Colón’s intense, no-frills style. Loaded with dark humor, tightly-choreographed action and a memorable protagonist in Fantine Park, No Happy Endings hits hard, with a jaw-breaking impact that won’t fade overnight.” — Alex Segura, author of Silent City and Down the Darkest Street

No Vampire, No Happy Ending, Volume 1

Author: Shinya Shinya

Publisher: TOKYOPOP

ISBN: 1427866910

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 208

View: 1696

Arika is what you could charitably call a vampire “enthusiast.” When she stumbles across the beautiful and mysterious vampire Divo however, her excitement quickly turns to disappointment as she discovers he’s not exactly like the seductive, manipulative villains in her stories. His looks win first place, but his head’s a space case. Armed with her extensive knowledge of vampire lore, Arika downgrades Divo to a beta vampire and begins their long, long… long journey to educate him in the ways of the undead.

No Vampire, No Happy Ending, Volume 2

Author: Shinya Shinya

Publisher: TOKYOPOP

ISBN: 1427868220

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 208

View: 2521

When die-hard vampire enthusiast Arika comes across a mysterious young man named Divo, it seems she struck the jackpot-- she's found a drop-dead gorgeous vampire of her own! Unfortunately, she quickly finds out the disappointing truth: Divo is all beauty, no brains, and no vampire instincts whatsoever. What's a vampire-loving girl to do? Teach him, of course! The grand finale of the laugh-out-loud supernatural love comedy featuring a vampire in beta and the vampire fangirl determined to make him worth her time!

Not a Happy Ending

Author: Kamini Kusum

Publisher: Sristhi Publishers & Distributors


Category: Fiction

Page: 25

View: 3233

Sameera and Manan have dated for four years and are soon to be married. Manan has grown from a shy, unsure boy to a smart, successful businessman in this while. Just when things seem to be going perfect, Sameera discovers a hidden truth behind Manan’s business. Will this secret shake the foundations of their relationship, or give them a happy ending?

No Vampire, No Happy Ending, Vol. 1

Author: Shinya Shinya

Publisher: TokyoPop

ISBN: 9781427863317

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 208

View: 2807

Arika is what you could charitably call a vampire "enthusiast." When she stumbles across the beautiful and mysterious vampire Divo however, her excitement quickly turns to disappointment as she discovers he's not exactly like the seductive, manipulative villains in her stories. His looks win first place, but his head's a space case. Armed with her extensive knowledge of vampire lore, Arika downgrades Divo to a beta vampire and begins their long, long... long journey to educate him in the ways of the undead.

Not Always a Happy Ending

Author: Shriyut Kumar Srivastava

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9352066928

Category: Fiction

Page: 141

View: 3142

"The past is not a place you want to live in. It’s haunting, overpowering, obsessive and not real. Estella learns of the story of Jay Malhotra, the person who was trying his best to run away from his past. But the depression he had been through, enfolded his heart and mind in its darkness, completely. The story travels back in time to the beginning. A simple, quiet boy who wanted to make his deceased parents proud, Jay met the amusing Aarav who was like a brother to him. But Aarav was not the only one who influenced his journey. His hand was held by the innocent, lovely Amelia who was deeply in love with him. And his heart was taken by the hypnotizing, Viola who entranced his soul more than he knew. Immerse yourself in the life of Jay before he turns Professor Malhotra in this second installment of the epic romantic trilogy. Drown yourself in the hopelessness and misery that he has been through. Let the love that he had in his heart before it turned black, run over you. Let his words flatter your heart and caress your soul. This is not a love story; it’s the understanding of the procedure of creating love and the science behind the word ‘soul mate.’ And most importantly, understand the concept that in every story, there is ‘not always a HAPPY ENDING.’ "

The Happy Ending

Author: David Stokes

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 178803046X

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 8104

A 97 year old hero becomes involved in a very 21st century problem... A novel for those who enjoyed 'The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed out of the Window and Disappeared' and 'The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry' “This is a feel-good, heart-warming novel, full of fun and whimsy that also touches on a serious theme.”

Hoping for a Happy Ending

Author: Christine Stapleton

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438991517

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 5040

Foxhole-prayers, antidepressants and a trip to the junkyard with a baseball bat helped award-winning journalist Christine Stapleton get a grip on her mental illnesses - alcoholism, depression and bipolar. Christine shares her experiences - from erotic dreams about George Clooney to dark plots of suicide-by-Prius-fumes - in this collection of her weekly columns, Kicking Depression, from The Palm Beach Post. The mentally ill are sick, Christine reminds us, not bad, weak or fond of "happy pill" wisecracks.

I'm Not Happy Till You're Not Happy

Author: Ryan Sayles

Publisher: All Due Respect, an imprint of Down & Out Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 166

View: 8664

From a bank robbery gone horribly wrong to a shipwrecked man with a serious anger problem to a lonely teenage Peeping Tom, Ryan Sayles’s second collection of stories steam rolls along. Need a transvestite beating up her drug dealer? Got it. What about a guy trying to stuff a dead hooker into his trunk? Got it also. Need a Richard Dean Buckner story? Got two of ’em. Come on in and join the mayhem.

Storytelling the Book of Proverbs

Author: Olumide Holloway

Publisher: Olumide Holloway


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 49

View: 9989

The book uses storytelling to expatiate on some key principles that are in Chapters 1 to 15 of the Book of Proverbs (in the Holy Bible). It provides valuable insights for Business and Life Success using stories centered on current day realities.