Claimed (Decadence After Dark Book 2)

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Author: M. Never

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781508767978

Category:

Page: 268

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With one look he consumed me. With one touch he marked me. With one kiss he owned me. With one whisper he claimed me. "No matter where you go or who you're with, you'll always be mine." Ellie Stevens thought she had moved on from the domineering man who abducted her. Now living in Hawaii and following her dreams, no one is going to keep her down. But things aren't always as they seem. Kayne Rivers reluctantly let Ellie go, but just because she's gone now, doesn't mean she'll be gone forever. She is his, and he won't stop until he's reclaimed her as his own. Claimed is a dark erotic romance. Please pay close attention to the use of the words dark, erotic, and romance. It has intense sexual situations, a Master/slave relationship, mild abuse and some violence. Reader discretion is advised.

Elicit (Decadence After Dark Book 5)

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Author: M Never

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781539534341

Category:

Page: N.A

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"You don't know what he's capable of." "You don't know what I'm capable of." Jett Fox has been surrounded by women his entire life. He knows what makes them tick, how to make them feel beautiful, and how to work their feminine wiles to his advantage. Honing sexuality is in his blood. It's his gift. Jett is accustomed to women eating out of the palm of his hand, but when a tall, mysterious, redheaded goddess strolls into Mansion --his domain-- the eccentric Dom finds himself enamored. She becomes an obsession in his dark, secretive, and dangerous underworld -- a world that appears one way on the outside but is entirely different within. Forced to maintain the ruse at all costs, he'll walk a treacherous line between allegiance and lust, deliberately deceiving the one woman who means anything to him. But the mysterious redhead has secrets of her own -- secrets inlaid so deep they could threaten to tear both their hearts, and worlds, and livelihoods apart. You've been claimed by Kayne...seduced by Juice... now it's time to live Elicitly with Jett.

Owned (a Decadence After Dark Novel)

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Author: M. Never

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781502718761

Category: Fiction

Page: 290

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"I like you collared, baby. I like you naked, I like you mine.” Ellie Stevens has lusted over Kayne Roberts since he first walked into the import/export company she works for a little over a year ago. As Expo's most important client, Ellie has always kept a safe distance from the man with the majestic blue eyes - until temptation finally gets the better of her. Impulsively, Ellie invites Kayne to one of Expo's infamous company parties her flamboyant boss is notorious for throwing. Unbeknownst to Ellie, the god in the Armani suit isn't just the suave entrepreneur he portrays himself to be. Underneath the professional exterior is a man with a secret life, dark desires, and nefarious contacts. In a hidden corner of a trendy New York City lounge, the spark kindling between the two of them ignites. Unable to resist the sinful attraction, Ellie agrees to leave with Kayne, believing she is finally bedding the man of her dreams. Little does she know when she walks out the door, she's about to be Owned. Owned is a dark erotic romance. Please pay close attention to the use of the words dark, erotic, and romance. It has intense sexual situations, a Master/slave relationship, mild abuse, and some violence. Reader discretion is advised.

Lie with Me

(Decadence After Dark Book 4)

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Author: M. Never

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781519570307

Category: Fiction

Page: 226

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Tell me a secret... CJ Carmichael hasn't been able to get the vivacious blonde he spent four delirious days with off his mind. The blonde who was completely off-limits, but he couldn't deny. Tell me a secret.... CJ had no intention of pursuing her, but Tara Stevens knew what she wanted and it was him. Now six months later, their time together still haunts him. As much as he's tried to talk himself out of seeing her again, the craving is just too powerful. Tell me a secret... Tara is more than willing to spend an entire fantasy weekend with CJ. More than willing to hand herself over to him completely and fulfill his every desire. More than willing to pretend he owns her despite their age difference and Kayne's disapproval. Tell me a secret... Sometimes fantasy becomes a reality. Sometimes people fall in love before they even know it - before they even know each other - and after it's too late. Tell me a secret... Sometimes, beneath the sweetest secrets are the most deceptive lies. *Lie With Me is a dark erotic romance and can be read as a standalone novel. Please pay close attention to the use of the words dark, erotic, and romance. It has intense sexual situations, mild abuse and some violence. Reader discretion is advised.*

Ruined (a Decadence After Dark Epilogue)

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Author: M. Never

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781514632499

Category:

Page: 102

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Kayne Roberts. Kayne Rivers. Kayne Stevens. No matter his name, one fact remains the same. He's the man who enslaved me, ensnared me, claimed me and ruined me...For all other men that is. My life. My love My happiness. All belong to him. I belong to no one but him. He owns me. And I own him.

Lie with Me

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Author: Cara Summers

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426820232

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Corfu's exotic beaches are a matchless place to meet true love…or at least to have a fabulous fling! And that's exactly what Philly Angelis needs. After all, she's a survivor of unrequited love…and an embarrassingly rejected sexual proposition. Fleeing to Greece to soak in its sexy magic—as well as to find a hot guy to take her mind off her longtime crush, Roman Oliver—seems the perfect antidote. Roman can't believe what he's doing. Philly is his best friend's little sister—definitely hands-off! So why is he following her to Corfu? And why is he taking her outrageously delicious sexual proposition seriously? Maybe because Philly's all woman now—a woman who knows exactly what she wants. And, God help him, Roman's going to give it to her….

Sexual Personae

Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson

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Author: Camille Paglia

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300043961

Category: History

Page: 712

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Against Nature

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Author: J. K. Huysmans,Brendan King,Robert Irwin

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1907650318

Category: Fiction

Page: 315

View: 9327

Study of obsession and aesthetics in fin-de-siecle France.

Orientalism

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Author: Edward W. Said

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0804153868

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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More than three decades after its first publication, Edward Said's groundbreaking critique of the West's historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East has become a modern classic. In this wide-ranging, intellectually vigorous study, Said traces the origins of "orientalism" to the centuries-long period during which Europe dominated the Middle and Near East and, from its position of power, defined "the orient" simply as "other than" the occident. This entrenched view continues to dominate western ideas and, because it does not allow the East to represent itself, prevents true understanding. Essential, and still eye-opening, Orientalism remains one of the most important books written about our divided world. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A. C. H. E.

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Author: M. Never

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781719398060

Category:

Page: 212

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A is for ache. C is for choice. H is for his. E is for Everly. I have always gotten the short end of the stick when it comes to my personal life. Drug-addicted mother, obsessive stepfather, shitty upbringing, and one soul shattering, heart-wrenching relationship. But everything changed when I met Alec Prescott. I couldn't stand the cocky hotshot lawyer at first, but after assisting him on one case, my opinion changed drastically. He became the beginning I so desperately needed, even if romantic relations at work are completely forbidden. Unfortunately, falling in love with a co-worker is the least of my problems. Funny thing about the past, it's never truly far away. No matter how fast you run from it, or how hard you try to suppress it, it's there, lingering like a fog, blinding your vision, impacting your decisions, affecting your life. That's where Tage Andrews comes in. He's the heartache I can never outrun. The man who saved me from my past all while pillaging my emotions. I want to avoid reliving it-avoid him-but he's always there, lingering like a fog, blinding my vision, impacting my decisions, affecting my life. This is my paradoxical predicament. Two men. One choice. Inevitable heartbreak. A.C.H.E. is an angsty, fast-paced, romantic suspense with ménage themes. Reader discretion is advised. (less)

House of Decadence

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Author: Marina Anderson

Publisher: Sphere

ISBN: 1405525118

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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You've devoured the Fifty Shades Trilogy. Now experience a place like no other in the... House of Decadence At twenty-three, Megan Stewart feels that there should be more to life than working in a library, so she answers an advert for a post in a country house - and discovers what she has been missing. Handsome Fabrizio Balocchi is far from his Tuscan home and feeling bored. But he instinctively knows that Megan will be a natural player in his games of domination and step by step, he leads her into a darker world, a world where pleasure is mixed with pain. Now Megan must decide how far she is willing to go in order to stay in Fabrizio's house of decadence . . . This title has also been published under the pseudonym Lucia Cubelli.

1984

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Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547249640

Category: Fiction

Page: 648

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George Orwell’s 1984 takes on new life with extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity. “Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions. It is, above all, a way of asserting power.”—The New Yorker In 1984, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be. Lionel Trilling said of Orwell’s masterpiece, “1984 is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present.” Though the year 1984 now exists in the past, Orwell’s novel remains an urgent call for the individual willing to speak truth to power.

Dangerous Liaisons

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Author: Choderlos de Laclos

Publisher: GoodBook Classics

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 581

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The complex moral ambiguities of seduction and revenge make 'Les Liaisons dangereuses' (1782) one of the most scandalous and controversial novels in European literature. The subject of major film and stage adaptations, the novel's prime movers, the Vicomte de Valmont and the Marquise de Merteuil, form an unholy alliance and turn seduction into a game - a game which they must win. Quotes from the book: “When one woman strikes at the heart of another, she seldom misses, and the wound is invariably fatal.” “Truth to tell, the longer I live, the more I'm tempted to think that the only moderately worthwhile people in the world are you and I.” “A man enjoys the happiness he feels, a woman the happiness she gives.” Readers' reviews: “I'm amazed, these two principal characters that are the very incarnations of malice have incredibly salient and correct anecdotes about love and the beauty of sex considering they use it to humiliate others.” (Tessa Concepcion, goodreads.com) “Only a country like France, which takes sex seriously with a smile, as Britain does snobbery with a snoot, could produce this ironic novel.” (Sketchbook, goodreads.com) “I think it was Kierkegaard who advised to be aware of entangling alliances. The web of sin in this book is masterfully woven as letters to frame-up an epistolary novel in which each character's letters speak volumes about the characters themselves.” (Robert Lentz, goodreads.com)

Brotopia

Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley

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Author: Emily Chang

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735213542

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Instant National Bestseller "Excellent." --San Francisco Chronicle "Brotopia is more than a business book. Silicon Valley holds extraordinary power over our present lives as well as whatever utopia (or nightmare) might come next." --New York Times Silicon Valley is a modern utopia where anyone can change the world. Unless you're a woman. For women in tech, Silicon Valley is not a fantasyland of unicorns, virtual reality rainbows, and 3D-printed lollipops, where millions of dollars grow on trees. It's a "Brotopia," where men hold all the cards and make all the rules. Vastly outnumbered, women face toxic workplaces rife with discrimination and sexual harassment, where investors take meetings in hot tubs and network at sex parties. In this powerful exposé, Bloomberg TV journalist Emily Chang reveals how Silicon Valley got so sexist despite its utopian ideals, why bro culture endures despite decades of companies claiming the moral high ground (Don't Be Evil! Connect the World!)--and how women are finally starting to speak out and fight back. Drawing on her deep network of Silicon Valley insiders, Chang opens the boardroom doors of male-dominated venture capital firms like Kleiner Perkins, the subject of Ellen Pao's high-profile gender discrimination lawsuit, and Sequoia, where a partner once famously said they "won't lower their standards" just to hire women. Interviews with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, and former Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer--who got their start at Google, where just one in five engineers is a woman--reveal just how hard it is to crack the Silicon Ceiling. And Chang shows how women such as former Uber engineer Susan Fowler, entrepreneur Niniane Wang, and game developer Brianna Wu, have risked their careers and sometimes their lives to pave a way for other women. Silicon Valley's aggressive, misogynistic, work-at-all costs culture has shut women out of the greatest wealth creation in the history of the world. It's time to break up the boys' club. Emily Chang shows us how to fix this toxic culture--to bring down Brotopia, once and for all.

Strip Me Bare

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Author: M Never

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781977991966

Category:

Page: 274

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"I may have had more lovers than you, and I may take my clothes off for countless women, but you are the only one who can strip me bare." Do you ever stop loving someone just because they're gone? Five years ago, Ryan Pierce disappeared from Alana Remington's life without a trace. He was the one she gave her heart to, her soul to - and her virginity to. So, imagine her surprise when she finds him dancing at one of NYC's hottest male revues as 'Jack the Stripper.' Ryan never stopped loving Alana, and now that she has serendipitously dropped back into his life, he's vowed never to lose her again. But being together has its costs, and challenges Alana isn't sure she can handle. She finally has Ryan back. But how in the world is she supposed to share the love of her life with half of the women in New York City? Strip Me Bare is a standalone, second chance romance. It contains angst, heat, humor, heartbreak, and one seductive male stripper who will not only steal your panties, but also your heart. You've been warned.

From Dawn to Decadence

500 Years of Western Cultural Life : 1500 to the Present

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Author: Jacques Barzun

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780007115501

Category: Civilization, Western

Page: 877

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The product of the author's lifetime, this powerful narrative, insterrsperses the author's analysis of wars, philosophy, science, manners, sex, religion, morals, art, et al, from the Reformation to the present day, with biographical sketches of influential historical figures. His conclusion is that the decadence of the current age is merely a watershed for a new age in which Western culture will again flourish.

Ecstasy Claimed

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Author: Setta Jay

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781544269115

Category:

Page: 312

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2017 re-edited edition. Gregoire has spent centuries with his brother Guardians fighting for the safety and security of the Realms. Endless decades of battling mixed with bouts of mindless sex to sate his needs. Needs that haven't truly been fulfilled since she was born. The one destined to be his bonded mate. For the last twenty five years Gregoire has kept his distance giving her time to grow into a female who is capable of handling his intense dominance. Alyssa has done everything that was expected of her, until the day she finds out she has a mate who has left her unclaimed. Unheard of when mates are rare and coveted. Even worse is the fact that he is the most powerful of her race and a Guardian of the Realms. Furious at the rejection she decides she is now in charge of her life. No more will she allow others to rule her. Against the backdrop of evil forces that are conspiring to topple the Realms, can Gregoire find his wayward mate before she is taken by corrupt Immortals? Can Alyssa forgive him and learn to exert her own female power while surrendering to his savage passion? And will the two of them be able to forge a mate bond that cannot be severed... or will they be forever cursed with an Ecstasy Unclaimed? Warning: Dirty talking, possessive alpha male; scenes of sexual exhibition; an instance of f/f; spankings and more.

After the Crisis

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Author: Alain Touraine

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745653853

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 180

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What effects will the current economic crisis have on the long-term development of our societies? What does the future hold in store when we emerge from the crisis? These two questions lie at the heart of this important new book by the leading French sociologist Alain Touraine. In an era dominated by the global economy and the triumph of individualism, our society has broken away from the old model of integration in place since the industrial revolution. We no longer see ourselves as players in an economic system around which every aspect of society is ordered but rather as individuals with our own rights, capable of creating our own lives in a world in which cultural values prevail. The financial crisis and the growing autonomy of speculative and financial imperatives have exacerbated the rift between the economy and society and could push this long-term tendency in either of two directions. On the one hand, individuals who find themselves unemployed, impoverished and stripped of their savings may feel increasingly excluded and incapable of reacting politically, which would explain the silence of many victims of the crisis. On the other hand, individuals could also find themselves transformed into social actors who are defined increasingly in moral and universal terms, in which case the crisis could help to precipitate a long-term cultural evolution. We are facing a future as yet undecided, a future hovering between catastrophe and radical reform. This book explores the factors that could tip the balance.

Stripped from You (Stripped Duet #1)

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Author: M. Never

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781718749634

Category:

Page: 244

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"It doesn't matter how many women touch this body, only one woman has ever touched this soul." Ryan Pierce doesn't come from much, doesn't ask for much, and doesn't expect much. And he's come to accept that, until, Alana Remington. Alana is the girl who struck the match that lit his world on fire. She's the girl who opened his eyes to more. Who made him believe that just because you have nothing, doesn't mean you are nothing. And he loves her fiercely for it. But, just because you come together, doesn't mean you stay together. One fateful decision rips Ryan and Alana apart and neither of them are ever the same again. For five years he's regretted that decision, but the deep-seated anger, shame, and resentment has kept him from reaching out. And over those five years, a series of moments have spun Ryan's world in a direction he never saw coming. A world ruled by endless nights, infinite women, and the name Jack the Stripper. A world, unbeknownst to him, that may just let two severed hearts collide.

NAUGHTY NOTIONS (Erotic, Humorous, & Heartbreaking Shorts Stories)

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Author: Naughtie Scribe

Publisher: Naughtie Scribe

ISBN: 0989822508

Category: Fiction

Page: 70

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Get Naughty & Satisfy Your Guilty Pleasures... Indulge with 13 tales of the erotic, humorous, and heartbroken. Lose yourself in a world filled with damaged children, ghostly guardians, and fanged lovers. Confront the wayward inhabitants that challenge the limits of human resolve. Submit to the will of an irate Master. Discover forbidden pleasures and grungy blessings: Demon Rights vs. Human Supremacy - Take a stand. Werewolf vs. Miniature Schnauzer - Place your bet. Addiction vs. Redemption - Pick a side. Daddy's Girl vs. Mommy's Regret - Decide who's right. Give in to the decadence of these thirteen short tales, explore the naughtiness buried within. Get Naughty! Grab your copy today.