Awakened by a Kiss

Author: Lila DiPasqua
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101442301
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
View: 9594
Three sexy stories based on the fairytales of Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, and Puss in Boots. Once upon a salacious time, when fairy tales were written... Sleeping Beau: Five years ago, notorious rake Adrien d'Aspe, Marquis de Beaulain, was awakened by a sensuous kiss-and experienced a night of raw ecstasy that was branded into his memory. Years later, he spots his mysterious seductress-and this time, he has no intention of letting her go... Little Red Writing: Nicolas de Savignac, Comte de Lambelle, has been assigned by the King to uncover the secret identity of the author writing scandalous stories about powerful courtiers. He never expected his investigation would lead to his grandmother's house, or to a ravishing woman who would stir his deepest hunger... Bewitching in Boots: Elisabeth de Roussel, daughter of the King, is accustomed to getting what she wants-and she wants Tristan de Tiersonnier, Comte de Saint-Marcel, an ex-commander of the King's private Guard. A recent injury has forced Tristan to leave his distinguished position, but Elisabeth is determined to make him see he's every bit the man he once was-and more than man enough for her...

Awakened by a Kiss (Book 5, Once Upon a Romance Series)

Author: Laurie LeClair
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781507554685
Page: 148
View: 2624
Can a kiss change your life? Evelyn White wants a baby. On her own. It's ironic that the King's Department Store wedding assistant doesn't plan on having a wedding for herself. She'd rather tackle parenthood on her terms. Less fuss. Less mess. And there's no one to have to deal with when making decisions. Will being a single mom be everything it's cracked up to be? Evelyn questions herself when her heart goes pitter-patter after clumsily dropping her tote bag and its contents, and then staring up into the breathtaking baby blues of the man she practically maims. Shane Weston fears divorce. He's been put through the wringer ever since his parents' messy break up years ago. To this day, he's still refereeing their ongoing squabbles. So, when he hears who his cousin is marrying, he rushes to stop the certain disastrous union and save his cousin from the worst mistake of his life. But he needs allies to achieve his goal. He's doing everything in his power to enlist the help of King's wedding assistant. Only he's not so sure his reasons are pure anymore when Evelyn and he pretend to be a couple and he starts falling for her, hard and fast. Attraction leads to a kiss. The kiss awakens Evelyn to things she never knew she wanted. The same kiss puts Shane's heart at risk. Neither Evelyn nor Shane want a romance. They have better things to do with their lives. But will one spectacularly amazing kiss change both their views on marriage and their dreams forever? And can Evelyn and Shane put aside what they long for in order to make way for a love of a lifetime?

Die Rebellion der Maddie Freeman

Author: Katie Kacvinsky
ISBN: 3838711890
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 380
View: 9611
Eine Stadt in den USA, wenige Jahre in der Zukunft: Maddie, 17, lebt wie alle um sie herum ein digitales Leben. Schule und Verabredungen - das alles findet im Netz statt. Doch dann verliebt sie sich in Justin - für den nur das wahre Leben offline zählt. Gemeinsam mit seinen Freunden kämpft Justin gegen die Welt der sozialen Netzwerke, in der alles künstlich ist. Dieser Kampf richtet sich gegen die ganz oben - und damit auch gegen Maddies Vater, der das System der Digital School gesetzlich verankert hat. Maddie wird für die Bewegung zu einer Schlüsselfigur. Und sie muss sich entscheiden: Auf welcher Seite will sie stehen?

The Princess in His Bed

Author: Lila DiPasqua
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110146612X
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 8987
The author of the "luscious, sexy" (New York Times bestselling author Cheryl Holt) Awakened by a Kiss returns with a new collection of erotic fairy tales that would make even the Grimm Brothers blush, inspired by "The Emperor's New Clothes," "The Ugly Duckling," and "The Princess and the Pea." The Marquis' New Clothes: To search his wardrobe for a missing ring, Aimee will have to get very close to the seductive Marquis de Nattes, and soon finds that his clothes-and hers-are utterly forgotten... The Lovely Duckling: Joseph d'Alumbert will stop at nothing to peel away the inhibitions of Emilie de Sarron and reveal the beautiful swan inside... The Princess and the Diamonds: Princess Gabrielle can't sleep. There is something hard in her bed. Not just the stolen diamonds tucked under her mattress- but the handsome marquis on it.

Kiss a Green Frog and Find Your Prince

And Other Romantic Novelettes
Author: Martin Ratick
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1483620719
Category: Fiction
Page: 197
View: 3654
In Kiss a Green Frog, Mr. Ratick combines three of his latest romantic novels. In each one, we find love and romance; we find humor and tension. Each book is sure to keep you spellbound as you live each adventure with the characters in the stories.

A Kiss to Remember

Author: Teresa Medeiros
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 030748677X
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
View: 488
AWAKENED BY A KISS Laura Fairleigh needs a husband. If she is to keep a roof over her siblings’ heads, the prim rector’s daughter must wed by her twenty-first birthday. When she finds a mysterious stranger with the face of an angel and the body of Adonis unconscious in the forest and with no memory of his name or his past, she decides to claim him for her own. Little does she know that her fallen angel is really the devil in disguise. Sterling Harlow, the notorious rakehell known as the “Devil of Devonbrooke,” awakens to the enchanting kiss of a lovely young woman who informs him he is her long-lost betrothed. With her sun-kissed cheeks and smattering of freckles, she looks every inch the innocent, but her curves possess a woman’s allure. When she assures him he is the perfect gentleman, he wonders if he’s lost his wits as well as his memory. He would have sworn he was not a man to be satisfied with mere kisses—especially from lips as sweet and luscious as Laura’s.As he attempts to uncover the truth before their wedding night, A Kiss To Remember ignites a passion neither of them will ever be able to forget.... From the Paperback edition.

Ein unsittliches Angebot

Author: Cecilia Grant
ISBN: 3802591755
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 6413
Nach dem Tod ihres Mannes kämpft die junge Witwe Martha Russell darum, ihr Anwesen Seton Park zu behalten. Um ihren Anspruch darauf zu festigen, greift sie zu einer List: Mit dem attraktiven Lebemann Christopher Mirkwood will sie ein Kind zeugen, das sie als Erbe ihres verstorbenen Mannes ausgeben kann. Sie hätte jedoch nie vermutet, dass sie sich in Christopher verlieben könnte ...

Eine Lady von zweifelhaftem Ruf

Author: Madeline Hunter
ISBN: 380259178X
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 2879
Nach dem Tod ihrer Mutter ist der jungen Celia nur ein kleines Stadthaus in London geblieben. Zu ihrer Überraschung muss sie feststellen, dass das Haus vermietet ist. Der attraktive Jonathan sucht dort nach Geheimnissen, die Celias Mutter, eine berüchtigte Kurtisane, hinterlassen hat. Um Jonathan loszuwerden, muss Celia in die Trickkiste ihrer Mutter greifen ...


Author: East Bridge
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1618973398
Category: Fiction
Page: 268
View: 1733
"This is a story of maiden and warrior, of magic and demons, of dragon and gods, but above all else, this is a love story." Publisher's website:

Soviet Hieroglyphics

Visual Culture in Late Twentieth-century Russia
Author: Nancy Condee
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253314024
Category: Art
Page: 179
View: 8794
"[The Russian and American contributors] share a very high level of expertise and an impressive command of their material, which ranges from film to billboards to currency. Everything in this book, including the introduction, is worth reading... consistently fascinating... " -- Choice "... a lightning rush of images and ideas that constitute inviting material for future speculation." -- Times Literary Supplement "This collection of essays is a fine, even an exhilarating piece of work. Her brilliant analysis surveys a kaleidoscope of breaks and continuities: betweeen literature and non-print media, high culture and popular culture, homo sovieticus and homo russicus. -- Slavic and East European Journal "Of interest for scholars in several disciplines, Soviet Hieroglyphics provides many insights into recent Russian visual culture." -- Canadian Slavonic Paper These incisive essays describe contemporary Russian culture under conditions of social collapse. Focusing on visual culture, the book highlights the recurrent tension between two opposing tendencies in Russia today: the impulse to eradicate the cultural "hieroglyphics" of the Soviet past and the compulsion to reinscribe those sacred images onto contemporary texts.

Cinderella for a Night

Author: Susan Mallery
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1426845529
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
View: 5733
A masquerade ball is plunged into darkness... A woman is poisoned... A millionaire bachelor becomes a father... As a blackout gripped Grand Springs, Colorado, CEO Jonathan Steele was having quite a night. First, Cynthia Morgan--aka "Cinderella"--drank poison meant for him. Then his blackmailing half brother and sister-in-law were murdered, leaving Jonathan with his newborn baby nephew. In thirty-six hours, Jonathan's life had changed forever. Then grateful-to-be-alive Cynthia offered to move into his home as a temporary nanny, a serious challenge to Jonathan's bachelorhood...

American Literary Studies

A Methodological Reader
Author: Michael A. Elliott,Claudia Stokes
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814722164
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 349
View: 2365
American Literary Studies: A Methodological Reader gathers together leading scholars of American literature to address the questions of methodology that have invigorated and divided their field: the rise of interdisciplinarity and the wealth of theoretical methods now available to the critic of American literature. Their engagement with these issues takes a unique form in this book: Each scholar has chosen a methodologically innovative essay, which he or she then introduces, explaining why it is both exemplary in its approach and central to the issues that most engage American literary scholarship today. The book includes both an introduction to the controversial interdisciplinary methods that have made American literary studies such a vibrant field, as well as groundbreaking scholarship on topics as diverse as James Fenimore Cooper, minstrel songs, and Lakota Indian stories. This volume has been designed to serve as a starting point for teachers and students to explore the fundamental questions of American literary scholarship: What does "method" mean in literary studies? Which texts should it study? What makes literary study unique? What should literary scholarship do? American Literary Studies argues that these questions can only be answered through a discussion of the interdisciplinary methods currently in use by scholars today. Finally, an original introduction by Michael A. Elliott and Claudia Stokes explains why questions of method are crucial to American literary studies and how past scholars of American literature have tried to answer them. Contributors include: Lauren Berlant, Russ Castronovo, Wai Chee Dimock, Ann duCille, Michael A. Elliott, Frances Smith Foster, Elaine A. Jahner, Rob Kroes, Arnold Krupat, Paul Lauter, Marilee Lindemann, W. T. Lhamon, Jr., Christopher J. Looby, David Palumbo-Liu, Roy Harvey Pearce, Lora Romero, Ramón Saldívar, Carroll Smith-Rosenberg, Werner Sollors, Claudia Stokes, Claudia Tate, Paula A. Treichler, Priscilla Wald, Michael Warner, Laura Wexler, Sau-ling C. Wong

Fierce Wars and Faithful Loves

Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene
Author: Edmund Spenser,Roy Maynard
Publisher: Canon Press & Book Service
ISBN: 1885767390
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 240
View: 6481
Despite all of his acknowledged greatness, almost no one reads Edmund Spenser (1552-99) anymore. Roy Maynard takes the first book of the 'Faerie Queene, ' exploring the concept of Holiness with the character of the Redcross Knight, and makes Spenser accessible again. He does this not by dumbing it down, but by deftly modernizing the spelling, explaining the obscurities in clever asides, and cuing the reader towards the right response. In today's cultural, aesthetic, and educational wars, Spenser is a mighty ally for twenty-first century Christians. Maynard proves himself a worthy mediator between Spenser's time and ours. (Gene Edward Veith)

Ring a Ring of Roses

Author: Randall Scott
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595411703
Category: Fiction
Page: 232
View: 3589
Police detective Robert Bailey, the world-weary veteran, and Alexandra Tyler, his beautiful, energetic partner, struggle to solve a series of staggeringly brutal murders. They discover a frightening link to the bubonic plague. Bailey and Tyler must also capture a sociopath and his two accomplices, who are terrorizing the community with their own brand of cruelty. "Jake's hand stopped in mid-swing. He slowly reached out and held her head with both hands and wiped the blood and tears from under her eyes with his thumbs. The room was deathly quiet. The only sound was Rachel's sniffles and coughs. Jake first turned his head toward Trigger and then at Pooch and said, 'she's sorry.' Jake smiled at Pooch and Pooch smiled at Jake." Discover the complicated, caring, often humorous relationship between Bailey and Tyler. "A ruminant is a hoofed animal that chews cud and has a complex three-or-four chambered stomach," said Bailey. "Look, who you date is your business, Bobby." Some books are read over several days or weeks or months. In this case, be sure you set aside a weekend before you begin Ring a Ring of Roses, because you will not put it down until its exciting, climactic ending.

Interstitial Beings

The Doppelganger Connection
Author: James A. Gauthier J.D.
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1490754016
Category: Fiction
Page: 276
View: 7782
Have you seen someone that looks like someone you know, but it is not them.? How about things you believe you see and feel that lack an explanation. A new race of beings, called Tolasians, have been existing within the interstitial spaces of homes, and throughout our world for more than 500 years. They have existed in a gas stasis form until now. Meet Jari and Deri, the first Tolasian beings to make physical contact with humans. Life begins with Matt and Keris marriage to Jari and Deri. The excitement of hybrid children and the circumstances challenging a human-Tolasian pairing is exciting, especially when coupled with the fact that Jari is Tolasian royalty. The positive side of the pairing is that Matt and Keri will never grow old; nor will their hybrid children. The book is easy reading and would be enjoyed by all family members.

Sometimes It's Better to Start All Over from Scratch

Author: F. H. Larry Ferguson
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1609114272
Category: Fiction
Page: 248
View: 2437
Adam Mann, a junior in college, takes his yearly trek into the Cascade wilderness. Then something mysterious happens to change his world forever. Soon he will be forced to take on responsibilities and perform a duty that will change others' lives too. How he copes with all of this is what readers will find amazing, and often amusing. Larry Ferguson is a full-time writer. He lives in Boulder City, Nevada. Publisher's website: http: //

French Ghosts, Russian Nights, and American Outlaws: Souvenirs of a Professional Vagabond

Author: Susan Spano
Publisher: Roaring Forties Press
ISBN: 1938901266
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 188
View: 8492
Susan Spano, America’s original Frugal Traveler, explores some of the most romantic, most exotic, and wildest corners of the world in this captivating collection of her best-loved pieces. French Ghosts, Russian Nights, and American Outlaws: Souvenirs of a Professional Vagabond takes the reader on magical trips, when everything conspired to make a place unforgettable, like a temple in Java at sunrise or an ice hotel in the Artic Circle at sunset. In some of the stories, Susan finds the kind of enlightenment that only travel can provide by following in the footsteps of luminaries such as Federico Fellini, Julia Child, and Chairman Mao. Other stories are about travel itself: how it became Susan’s passion and calling; how it fed her incurably restless spirit; how it inspired her philosophy of travel and life: Go forth and find meaning. Take a condemned cable car over the Yangtze River or a shared taxi over the Andes with a leaking gas tank and chain-smoking driver. Eat oysters and drink martinis wherever you can. And, as often as possible, come home with a tan.

A Midnight Dance

Author: Lila DiPasqua
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101535490
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
View: 9191
Someday her prince will come... Inspired by the tale of Cinderella, Lila DiPasqua weaves a steamy historical romance that offers a glass slipper, a dangerous deception, and an impoverished beauty determined to find her handsome prince...and make him pay. Matching wits and wiles with a man of Jules de Moutier's seductive skill is not as easy as Sabine Laurent supposed. Soon, she must decide whether her desire for vengeance is greater than her desire for her one and only prince...

Stories We've Heard, Stories We've Told

Life-Changing Narratives in Therapy and Everyday Life
Author: Jeffrey Kottler
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199328277
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
View: 4709
This is a book that integrates what is known from a wide variety of disciplines about the nature of storytelling and how it influences and transforms people's lives. Drawing on material from the humanities, sociology, anthropology, neurophysiology, media and communication studies, narrative inquiry, indigenous healing traditions, as well as education, counseling, and therapy, the book explores the ways that therapists operate as professional storytellers. In addition, our job is to hold and honor the stories of our clients, helping them to reshape them in more constructive ways. The book itself is written as a story, utilizing engaging prose, research, photographs, and powerful anecdotes to draw readers into the intriguing dynamics and processes involved in therapeutic storytelling. It sets the stage for what follows by discussing the ways that stories have influenced history, cultural development, and individual worldviews and then delves into the ways that everyday lives are impacted by the stories we hear, read, and view in popular media. The focus then moves to stories within the context of therapy, exploring how client stories are told, heard, and negotiated in sessions. Attention then moves to the ways that therapists can become more skilled and accomplished storytellers, regardless of their theoretical preferences and style.

Women, Creole Identity, and Intellectual Life in Early Twentieth-century Puerto Rico

Author: Magali Roy-Féquière
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781592132317
Category: History
Page: 310
View: 5215
In this book, Magali Roy-Féquière casts new light on the Generación del Treinta, a group of Creole intellectuals who situated themselves as the voice of a new cultural nationalism in Puerto Rico. Through a feminist lens, she focuses on the interlocking themes of nationalism, gender, class, and race in the articulation of early twentieth century Puerto Rican identity. Roy-Féquière's discussion revolves around the affirmations and contradictions of the female intelligentsia, a cultural elite that sought to overcome American cultural hegemony by linking Puerto Rican identity to a white Spanish ethnic heritage, all the while negotiating their own precarious status within the male-dominated professional and intellectual spheres. The author also highlights the role of Margot Arce, a major essayist and intellectual who promoted this racially inflected discourse in her literary criticism. Arce's case parallels the thrust of the book in revealing the ideological alliances and tradeoffs made by female intellectuals in their pursuit of a unified sense of national identity in a racially heterogeneous and culturally diverse society.