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2014-04-15 12:26:40

NEW YORK, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Simon & Schuster Audio is proud to announce that actress Mae Whitman will narrate a new edition of CITY OF BONES by bestselling author Cassandra Clare. The audiobook will be available on April 15, 2014 as an unabridged digital download. Whitman currently stars as Amber Holt in the award-winning TV series Parenthood. She is also known for her roles as Ann Veal in the critically-acclaimed TV series Arrested Development and as Roxy Richter in...

2014-04-15 08:39:21

Wuxia the Fox is an interactive rendering of a fairytale enhanced with an iPad app. MONTREAL, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jonathan Belisle, a Montreal teacher, script writer and web entrepreneur, has developed the ultimate storytelling system. It's a combination of old and new, traditional mythology and modern technology, a mixture of fantasy and reality. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140415/73210Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140415/73209 Wuxia the...

2014-04-15 08:28:37

CAMPBELL, Calif., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kalila Medical, a privately held medical device company focused on the development of next generation steerable catheter technologies, announced today that Mérieux Développement joined its existing investors in the company's recent financing. Kalila is in the final stages of development of the Vado(TM) Steerable Sheath, a novel steerable sheath for electrophysiology procedures. "This is an important milestone for Kalila, as we...

2014-04-10 08:26:48

With over 25% of today's bestsellers belonging to the erotica and romance genre, the words of this erotic poetess appeal to the senses of an eagerly awaiting readership SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- April is National Poetry Month, and in honor of this celebration of all things poetic, Pleasure Portal Press (http://www.pleasureportalpress.com) has recently released a collection of Clarissa O. Clemens' erotic poetry series titled, 'The Poetic Art of Seduction - The...

2014-04-09 12:26:03

NEW YORK, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- World Book Night U.S. announced today that two new online resources have been posted for local media access. For the first time, the locations of all 25,000 World Book Night volunteers have been mapped by zip code with an interactive map tool, so media can easily calculate the number of World Book Night givers in their market. Also, a complete list of all 2,300 bookstores and libraries acting as local World Book Night hosts has been posted....

2014-04-08 23:00:27

The Annual Writers of the Future Workshop has begun for the 30th anniversary of the contest initiated by L. Ron Hubbard in 1983. Winners were flown in by the Contest from such diverse locales as Helsinki, Finland; Weston, Australian Capital Territory; Eastern Siberia, Russia; as well as the United States. Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 The week-long workshop began with their initial meeting at the Loews Hotel in Hollywood with Tim Powers and Dave Wolverton, who are both Contest...

2014-04-07 23:24:51

Mockingjay vs. Mockingbird: Shmoop tallies up the votes and awards the 2014 Literary March Madness Tournament Trophy. Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 After four intense rounds and thousands of votes, Shmoop is proud to announce their 2014 Literary March Madness winner. With 55% of the vote, To Kill a Mockingbird has risen above its page-turning competitors to become the ultimate champion. A CUTTHROAT COMPETITION Shmoop’s Literary March Madness began with sixteen competitors...

2014-04-07 16:24:31

NEW YORK, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Norman Mailer Center and Writers Colony is pleased to announce that we are continuing our On the Road fellowship and workshop program with a stop this year in Salt Lake City, Utah this summer. The reason for the Center's stop in Salt Lake City is that Utah is the location where Mailer researched and began writing his Pulitzer Prize Winning book, The Executioner's Song, which dealt with the murders of two young men and the execution of...

2014-04-07 08:29:55

SEATTLE, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER), a biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering, developing and commercializing products focused on inflammation, bleeding and disorders of the central nervous system, today announced that Gregory A. Demopulos, M.D., chairman and chief executive officer, will present at the 13(th) Annual Needham Healthcare Conference in New York later this week. The presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, April 9, 2014...

2014-04-04 16:21:34

NEW YORK, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- This month is thirty years since the year immortalized in George Orwell's iconic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Global research company YouGov asked Americans their thoughts about the legacy of the novel. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140404/MN98058) Inspired by Orwell's depiction of perpetual wars and the pervasive surveillance regime operating in the novel we asked Americans how they felt about war and government surveillance...


Latest Literature Reference Libraries

Aswang
2014-01-20 10:15:00

The aswang is a creature from Philippine folklore and is featured in many myths and stories of that culture. Other names for the aswang are, tik-tik, wak-wak, bal-bal, and sok-sok. It was also the most feared of the mythical creatures dating back to the sixteenth century. The aswang is described as a combination of a vampire and a werewolf with bloodshot eyes. However, no definite characteristic can be established with the variety of stories and descriptions reported, but there are some...

Spectral Bat, Vampyrum spectrum
2012-07-13 14:21:36

The spectral bat (Vampyrum spectrum) is the only species in the Vampyrum genus. Its other common names include Linnaeus's false vampire bat, the spectral vampire bat, and the false vampire bat. Despite these names, it is not related to the false vampire bats that are found in the Old World bat family. Its range extends from southern Mexico to Peru, from Ecuador to northern and central Brazil, Guyana, Suriname, and the island of Trinidad. The spectral bat can reach an average body length of...

Silver-Haired Bat, Lasionycteris noctivagans
2012-04-25 08:00:07

The silver-haired bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans) is the only species in the genus Lasionycteris within the large family of vesper bats. It can be found in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and Bermuda. Also known as silverwings, this bat is the most common in the forests of the United Sates. The bats are almost black in color with dense, silver tipped fur that makes them look “frosted”. At approximately 3.9 inches, this bat is considered medium sized. It can weigh up to .4 ounces. It...

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