Her Master and Commander

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Author: Karen Hawkins

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061762636

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Just ask Reeves! Dying without legitimate issue, the late Earl of Rochester sent his butler extraordinaire, Reeves, to find his wild, illegitimate children and "civilize" them. Reeves must seek out the first of the earl's arrogant sons, Captain Tristan Llevanth, a one-time pirate, and teach him to be a gentleman. A will of steel... Tristan Llevanth gave up his free-wheeling life as a pirate to fight at Admiral Nelson's side. Wounded, Tristan will never again sail the seas he loves. Life has no more challenges. Or so he thinks, until Reeves brings a certain outspoken lady into the captain's uncultured househol... An iron-clad spirit... Reeves believes Tristan needs a spark to relight the fires of his soul. And who better than lovely Prudence Thistlewaite, the bane of the captain's existence? Prudence wants nothing to do with her wickedly handsome, ill-tempered neighbor. Still, she cannot refuse the outlandish sum Reeves offers to smooth Tristan's rough edges. Can Prudence tame the rakish captain? Or will Tristan gain what he most wishes, to become...

Master Professor

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Author: Tara Sue Me

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 039958448X

Category: FICTION

Page: 304

View: 2427

The New York Times bestselling author of the Submissive novels launches a new erotic romance series... Students are begging to be held after class... Andie Lincoln is madly in love with Terrence Knight--her childhood friend-turned-Hollywood's newest golden boy. But he's a Dominant and wants her trained as a submissive before he'll consider a relationship with her. He enrolls her at the RACK Academy with strict instructions for her teachers: Do whatever you need to, but don't take her virginity. Fulton Matthews, the director of incoming students, is enthralled by Andie. Though he questioned her enrollment at first, watching her discover her submissive nature is hotter than his most intense fantasy. Under his control, her sexual awakening brings him to his knees. Yet they can go only so far. Andie belongs to another, and Fulton is bound by a contract that strictly forbids relationships between teachers and students. But when Terrence comes to collect his prize, Fulton discovers it's not easy to let Andie go. . .

Mail Order Mystery

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Author: Cynthia Woolf

Publisher: Firehouse Publishing

ISBN: 1947075330

Category: Fiction

Page: 293

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Civil war devastated the country and left Rachel Sawyer stranded in a dead-end job as a seamstress with no prospects for marriage. Men are thin on the ground in Massachusetts, so Rachel and her best friend travel west, to Seattle, with the handsome Talbot brothers. Jason Talbot, the eldest brother and wealthy owner of a lumber company, is so far beyond her reach that falling in love with him is the most non-sensical thing she could do. So, of course, she does. But after one sensual midnight encounter, Jason pushes her away. Jason Talbot and his brothers are desperate to keep their lumberjack crews happy. And if that means traveling across the country to escort a hundred women to Seattle as mail-order brides, that's what he'll do. The brides are for other men. After losing his wife ten years ago, he's not interested in risking another devastating blow to his heart. When Rachel catches his eye, his head and his heart are at war, and he's not sure which side will win. But when a thief springs up in their midst, and Rachel's determination to solve the mystery leads to murder, Jason realizes he'll do anything, not just to protect her from a killer, but to win her heart.

Nona and Me

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Author: Clare Atkins

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1922231681

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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Rosie and Nona are sisters. Yapas. They are also best friends. It doesn’t matter that Rosie is white and Nona is Aboriginal: their family connections tie them together for life. The girls are inseparable until Nona moves away at the age of nine. By the time she returns, they’re in Year 10 and things have changed. Rosie prefers to hang out in the nearby mining town, where she goes to school with the glamorous Selena and her gorgeous older brother, Nick. When a political announcement highlights divisions between the Aboriginal community and the mining town, Rosie is put in a difficult position: will she have to choose between her first love and her oldest friend?

The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness

A Complete Handbook for the Use of the Lady in Polite Society ...

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Author: Florence Hartley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Etiquette

Page: 340

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The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, And Manual of Politeness: A Complete Handbook for the Use of the by Florence Hartley, first published in 1872, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.

Rick's Bear

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Author: M.. Tasia

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781544220789

Category:

Page: 124

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Welcome back to Brighton, Texas. Where any man can find home. A DEN OF THEIR OWN Clem "Bear" Mitchell owns the only diner in Brighton and prefers to be left alone. After growing up in-and barely escaping-one of the toughest motorcycle gangs out of Chicago, he just wants peace. Librarian Rick Johansson is the same. Due to his anxiety, he has always lived on the outskirts of society, finding it far safer to stay in the stacks. But no man is an island, and when the two are thrust together by dangerous events playing out around them, they see that life is better together. The tattooed, bear of a biker and the quiet, unassuming librarian will soon show the residents of Brighton that the local bookworm can teach an old bear new tricks.

The Red Book of Heroes

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Author: Mrs. Andrew Lang

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465601139

Category:

Page: N.A

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'Life is not all beer and skittles,' said a reflective sportsman, and all books are not fairy tales. In an imperfect state of existence, 'the peety of it is that we cannot have all things as we would like them.' Undeniably we would like all books to be fairy tales or novels, and at present most of them are. But there is another side to things, and we must face it. '"Life is real, life is earnest," as Tennyson tells us,' said an orator to whom I listened lately, and though Longfellow, not Tennyson, wrote the famous line quoted by the earnest speaker, yet there is a good deal of truth in it. The word 'earnest,' like many other good words, has been overdone. It is common to sneer at 'earnest workers,' yet where would we be without them, especially in our climate? In a Polynesian island, where the skies for ever smile, and the blacks for ever dance, earnestness is superfluous. The bread-fruit tree delivers its rolls punctually every morning, strawberries or other fruits, as nice, spring beneath the feet of the dancers; the cavern in the forest provides a roof and shelter from the sun; the sea supplies a swimming-bath, and man, in time of peace, has only to enjoy himself, eat and drink, laugh and love, sing songs and tell fairy tales. His drapery is woven of fragrant flowers, nobody is poor and anxious about food, nobody is rich and afraid of losing his money, nobody needs to think of helping others; he has only to put forth his hand, or draw his bow or swing his fishing-rod, and help himself. To be sure, in time of war, man has just got to be earnest, and think out plans for catching and spearing his enemies, and drill his troops and improve his weapons, in fact to do some work, or have his throat cut, and be put in the oven and eaten. Thus it is really hard for the most fortunate people to avoid being earnest now and then. The people whose stories are told in this book were very different from each other in many ways. The child abbess, M�re AngŽlique, ruling her convent, and at war with naughty abbesses who hated being earnest, does not at once remind us of Hannibal. The great Montrose, with his poems and his scented love-locks, his devotion to his cause, his chivalry, his death, to which he went gaily clad like a bridegroom to meet his bride, does not seem a companion for Palissy the Potter, all black and shrunk and wrinkled, and bowed over his furnaces. It is a long way from gentle Miss Nightingale, tending wounded dogs when a child, and wounded soldiers when a woman, to Charles Gordon playing wild tricks at school, leading a Chinese army, watching alone at Khartoum, in a circle of cruel foes, for the sight of the British colours, and the sounds of the bagpipes that never met his eyes and ears.

Siddhartha

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Author: Hermann Hesse

Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

ISBN: 8184958595

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

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Siddhartha, a young man, leaves his family for a contemplative life but soon becomes restless and discards it for pleasures of the flesh. He is quickly bored and sickened by the unending lust and greed, moves on again. Near despair, he comes to a river where he hears a unique sound. This sound signals the true beginning of his life – the beginning of suffering, rejection, peace and, finally, wisdom Hermann Hesse’s beautiful rendition of the journey of a young man during the times of the great Gautam Buddha is not just an evocative piece of art but also a work of mystery offered to the reader to solve for himself. Hermann Karl Hesse was a German-born Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. His best-known works include Steppenwolf, Siddhartha and The Glass Bead Game, each of which explores an individual’s search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946.

Long Walk to Freedom

The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

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Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780759521049

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

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The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life--an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.

At the Billionaire's Pleasure

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Author: M. G. Morgan

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781497487116

Category: Fiction

Page: 226

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Carrie, a shy insecure woman, considers herself plump and unattractive to men. When she is dumped by her boyfriend, Richard, it dents her already fragile confidence almost beyond repair. She longs to find a man who can dominate and take her at his whim. Enter David Ashcroft, her boss. He has had his eye on Carrie for quite some time. And what David Ashcroft wants, David Ashcroft gets. His authority and dominant attitude has Carrie begging for more. He opens her up to a world she never knew existed. A world where she is willing to do anything for the billionaire's pleasure. But when a business deal becomes unstable, everything begins to unravel. A woman from David's past threatens Carrie's trust in him. And a thwarted business rival makes his revenge personal and deadly. Will they be able to overcome all the odds and get to the bottom of a situation threatening to spin out of control? Or is their budding relationship destined to be destroyed through the obsession of others? If you held the one you love in your arms, would you do anything to keep them safe? Would you do anything for love?

Cherished (Dark Paranormal Romance)

Demon's Mark 6

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Author: Nora Ash

Publisher: Little Huldra Media

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 115

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Final installment in the serial 'Demon's Mark'. He was meant to let her go. She was meant to be free. Kain never knew he was capable of love - or that any woman would ever be able to give her heart to him. Yet when the mate he claimed to ease his guilty conscience needs his protection once again, he can't stop his possessive urges from taking over. She is all he wants and everything he needs - and he will lay the world in ruins to keep her by his side. After a lifetime of being chased by demons, Selma is finally free. But freedom comes at a much higher price than she could have imagined: losing the one man whose mere touch makes her heart tremble and her body burn. NOTE: ‘Claimed’ contains explicit sexual content, including demonic mating, obscenely large - and not entirely human - anatomy, and whatever other trouble a girl can get into in the hands of her demon captors. Only suitable for ages 18+. 35,000 words, or approximately 115 pages. Keywords: urban fantasy, gothic, dark fantasy, paranormal romance book, romance serial, paranormal romance novel, paranormal romance novella, complete series, supernatural fantasy, gods and demons, demonic love, fated mates, immortals, romantic suspense, interracial, happily ever after, hea, steamy love story, sexy bad boy, alpha male, strong heroine held captive, hot bestseller, brothers, dangerous love, free first in series, witch powers, short story

Jewel's Story Book

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Author: Clara Louise Burnham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Amusements

Page: 343

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The Child of Pleasure

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Author: Gabriele D'Annunzio,Georgina Harding,Ernest Boyd

Publisher: Mondial

ISBN: 1595690581

Category: Fiction

Page: 198

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Originally published in 1889, this work's protagonist Andrea Sperelli introduced the Italian culture to aestheticism and a taste for decadence. The young count seeks beauty, despises the bourgeois world, and rejects the basic rules of morality and social interaction. His corruption is evident in his sadistic superimposing of two women.

You Can't Go Home Again

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Author: Thomas Wolfe

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451650485

Category: Fiction

Page: 638

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Brad Smith, a “funny, poignant, evocative” (Dennis Lehane) crime novelist, debuts a new series set in upstate New York featuring jack-of-all trades, Virgil Cain, who must clear his name of two murders while on the run from the law in this spirited country noir. Mickey Dupree is one of the most successful criminal attorneys in upstate New York, having never lost a capital murder case. That is the upside of being Mickey. The downside: Mickey has a lot of enemies and one of them drives the shaft of a golf club through his heart, leaving him dead in a sand trap at his exclusive country club. The cops, led by a dim-witted detective named Joe Brady, focus their attentions on Virgil Cain. Just two weeks earlier Virgil told a crowded bar that “somebody ought to blow Mickey’s head off,” after the slippery lawyer earned an acquittal for Alan Comstock, the man accused of murdering Virgil’s wife. Comstock, a legendary record producer, gun nut, and certifiable lunatic, has returned to his estate, where he lives with his wife, the long suffering Jane. It appears to Virgil that the fix is in when Brady immediately throws him into jail with no questions asked. In order to set things right, Virgil escapes from jail, determined to find Mickey’s killer himself. Aside from a smart and sexy detective named Claire Marchand, everybody is convinced that Virgil is the culprit. When Alan Comstock is discovered with six slugs in his body the day after Virgil’s escape, his guilt is almost assured. Now it is up to Virgil to convince everyone of his innocence—by finding the killer before he winds up as the next victim.

Fair Chance

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Author: Josh Lanyon

Publisher: Carina Press

ISBN: 1459293614

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Elliot Mills comes face-to-face with evil in this follow-up to Fair Game and Fair Play from bestselling author Josh Lanyon One final game of cat and mouse… Ex–FBI agent Elliot Mills thought he was done with the most brutal case of his career. The Sculptor, the serial killer he spent years hunting, is finally in jail. But Elliot's hope dies when he learns the murderer wasn't acting alone. Now everyone is at risk once again—thanks to a madman determined to finish his partner's gruesome mission. When the lead agent on the case, Special Agent Tucker Lance, goes missing, Elliot knows it's the killer at work. After all, abducting the love of his life is the quickest way to hurt him. The chances of finding Tucker are all but impossible without the help of the Sculptor—but the Sculptor is in no position to talk. Critically injured in a prison fight, he lies comatose and dying while the clock ticks down. Elliot has no choice but to play this killer's twisted game and hope he can find Tucker in time. This book is approximately 71,000 words One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you're looking for with an HEA/HFN. It's a promise!

Outliers

The Story of Success

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Author: Malcolm Gladwell

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014190349X

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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From the bestselling author of Blink and The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers: The Story of Success overturns conventional wisdom about genius to show us what makes an ordinary person an extreme overachiever. Why do some people achieve so much more than others? Can they lie so far out of the ordinary? In this provocative and inspiring book, Malcolm Gladwell looks at everyone from rock stars to professional athletes, software billionaires to scientific geniuses, to show that the story of success is far more surprising, and far more fascinating, than we could ever have imagined. He reveals that it's as much about where we're from and what we do, as who we are - and that no one, not even a genius, ever makes it alone. Outliers will change the way you think about your own life story, and about what makes us all unique. 'Gladwell is not only a brilliant storyteller; he can see what those stories tell us, the lessons they contain' Guardian 'Malcolm Gladwell is a global phenomenon ... he has a genius for making everything he writes seem like an impossible adventure' Observer 'He is the best kind of writer - the kind who makes you feel like you're a genius, rather than he's a genius' The Times

Belong to Me

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Author: Shayla Black

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0425268187

Category: Fiction

Page: 386

View: 673

She's undercover and in over her head . . . When FBI analyst Tara Jacobs's fellow agent and best friend goes missing while investigating a sex ring, Tara goes undercover as a submissive in a Dallas BDSM club called Dominion. But no man can top a woman with Tara's moxie convincingly enough - until an edgy, dangerous Dom takes control of the scene and sets her heart racing with a single, commanding glance. Too bad he's also the man who stole her innocence years ago - and one to whom she will never submit. He's got everything under control . . . until he falls for her again. Navy SEAL Logan Edgington once left the woman he loved to save her life. He knows Tara will never forgive him, but he has no doubt that he possesses the knowledge to help her master her fears and the strength to guide her through an unfamiliar world of pleasure and pain. He alone can protect her on a dangerous mission that reveals both wicked depravities and terrible secrets. Logan relishes the exquisite torture of holding her again and feeling her uninhibited response. No matter how much Tara insists their fling will end after this mission, he's determined that she will be his once more - and this time, he'll never let her go. 'Some of the hottest BDSM scenes that I have read . . . So intense . . . This one is a winner.' The Romance Reviews Mature Audience

Twist Me

The Complete Trilogy

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Author: Anna Zaires,Dima Zales

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781631422607

Category:

Page: 792

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The New York Times bestselling dark romance trilogy readers are calling "more addictive than Fifty Shades." Kidnapped. Taken to a private island. Can Nora escape her enigmatic captor, and does she even want to?