Awakened by a Kiss

Author: Lila DiPasqua
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101442301
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
View: 6671
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: 2261
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?

A Kiss to Remember

Author: Teresa Medeiros
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 030748677X
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
View: 421
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: 8575
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 ...

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: 9382
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.


Author: East Bridge
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1618973398
Category: Fiction
Page: 268
View: 5540
"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: 2684
"[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: 3166
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: 790
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

Interstitial Beings

The Doppelganger Connection
Author: James A. Gauthier J.D.
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1490754016
Category: Fiction
Page: 276
View: 1722
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.

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: 1351
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.

Eine skandalöse Nacht

Author: Teresa Medeiros
Publisher: Amber House Books
ISBN: 1939541603
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 5539
Als Carlotta Anne Fairleigh, seit frühster Jugend begeisterte Leserin düsterer Liebesromane, nach London kommt, um in die Gesellschaft eingeführt zu werden, weckt der „Mörderische Marquis“, der im Stadthaus nebenan wohnt, sogleich ihre Neugier. Das ist stets verhängnisvoll, und so nimmt auch hier das Unheil seinen Lauf: Lottie kann es nicht lassen, sich ausgerechnet am Abend des Balls zu ihrem Debüt in das verlassen wirkende Anwesen zu schleichen. Pech nur, dass der Hausbesitzer anwesend ist und sie prompt ertappt. Als man die lebenslustige Debütantin in den Armen des berüchtigten Hayden St. Clair findet, ist ihr Ruf dahin. Zwar kann sie den Marquis zur Heirat überreden, aber die Schatten seiner verhängnisvollen ersten Ehe lasten schwer auf der jungen Beziehung. Doch Lottie, die sich unwiderstehlich zu ihrem faszinierenden Ehemann hingezogen fühlt, ist nicht bereit, so leicht aufzugeben. Unerschrocken nimmt sie den Kampf um die Liebe finsteren Marquis auf ... „Teuflische Küsse“ (Fairleigh-Schwestern 1) (A Kiss to Remember) „Eine skandalöse Nacht“ (Fairleigh-Schwestern 2) (One Night of Scandal) Deutsche Übersetzung Aus dem Amerikanischen übersetzt von Ute-Christine Geiler „Sowohl in den lustigen als auch in den Liebesszenen spürt man Medeiros‘ Talent auf jeder Seite, sodass „Eine skandalöse Lady“ wie Gold schimmert.“ – Publishers Weekly „Eine phantastische Geschichte, Teresa Medeiros pur … Spaß, Aufregung und Romantik. Eindeutig ein Buch, das man nicht weggibt, und zudem ein zukünftiger Klassiker.“ – A Romance Review „Romantik, Leidenschaft, Geheimnisse, Zärtlichkeit und Humor verschmelzen unter der Feder einer echten Meisterin ihrer Zunft zur Vollendung.“ – Romantic Times „Ein Vergnügen! Bestrickend, verlockend und fesselnd – ein außergewöhnlicher Lesegenuss mit vielen faszinierenden Protagonisten, die niemanden unberührt lassen.“ – Romance Reviews Today „Nur ein paar auserwählte Autoren verfügen über eine Stimme, die auf den Seiten singt. Teresa Medeiros ist eine solche Autorin.“ – Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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: 2064
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.


Author: Steven Layne
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
ISBN: 9781455608799
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 2824
Dirk and his friends have spent their entire lives in hiding because of their racial identities. Now they must make a dangerous journey into the past with the hope of restoring the world's natural timeline and dissolving their engineered society. Each of them has special powers-Nicci, the African Traveler, manipulates time; Mateo, the Hispanic Metamorph, alters his shape; Keiko, the Asian Empath, heals with her hands; and Dirk, the Caucasian Psyche, invades others' minds-that they will use to conquer The Merger.

Forbidden Dreams

Author: Leonid Prymak
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1469771195
Category: Fiction
Page: 420
View: 4234
A young worldly Russian, a violinist, Vladimir Volkonsky, unexpectedly falls in love with an innocent voice student. Her name is Lara. He first sees her on stage from the orchestra where he is rehearsing for a concert. During the months leading into winter, Lara and Vladimir are warmed against the chilly Moscow nights by each other. They are awakened to a passion that previously each had found only in music. While that passion tragically is lost when Vladimir fulfills his childhood dream to leave his homeland, the spirit of her love sustains him in his new life in the United States. Set is Moscow and Richmond, Virginia, the tragic romance of Lara and Vladimir is revealed with sensual and ethereal passages, touching both the heart and the spirit. Filled with historical references to the last days of the Czar, the lives of musicians and brushes with celebrities, Forbidden Dreams is filled with passion, music and paranormal experiences.

Eine Lady von zweifelhaftem Ruf

Author: Madeline Hunter
ISBN: 380259178X
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 875
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 ...

Born Again

Author: Alfred Lawson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1633558339
Category: Fiction
Page: 177
View: 9373
A strangely bad Utopian fantasy written while Lawson was a professional baseball player.

Iola Leroy, or, Shadows Uplifted

Author: Frances E. W. Harper
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486141187
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
View: 639
This 1892 work was among the first novels published by an African-American woman. Its striking portrait of life during the Civil War and Reconstruction recounts a mixed-race woman's devotion to uplifting the black community.


Author: Alex Flinn
ISBN: 3838711491
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 366
View: 8827
Der 17-jährige Johnny arbeitet in den Ferien im Schusterladen eines Hotels in Miami. Er glaubt, das langweiligste Leben überhaupt zu führen und ist sich sicher, dass er bis an sein Lebensende Schuhe reparieren wird. Heimlich träumt er aber davon, ein international bekannter Schuhdesigner zu werden. Als eines Tages die schöne Prinzessin Victoriana in dem Hotel absteigt, scheint sich das Blatt zu wenden. Sie bittet Johnny um Hilfe bei der Suche nach ihrem Bruder, Prinz Philippe, der von einer bösen Hexe in einen Frosch verwandelt wurde. Johnny hält Victoriana zunächst für verrückt und glaubt ihr kein Wort - bis sie ihm zwei magische Geschenke übergibt, die ihm bei der Suche nach dem verzauberten Prinz helfen sollen. Johnny macht sich auf den Weg, um den entführten Frosch zu retten - und erhält unerwartet Hilfe von seiner besten Freundin Meg ...

The Truth

Diary of a Gutsy Tween
Author: Barbara Becker Holstein
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1629142468
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 176
View: 712
Growing up is tough. Adults don’t always understand you (even though they were once kids), and children today face increasing pressure to be, look, or act a certain way. Written in the voice of a girl on the cusp of becoming a teenager, The Truth provides young girls with an opportunity to see how a girl, who is in many ways like themselves, handles her toughest problems and most personal thoughts. Each new page brings forth a discussion to help girls handle everyday problems: How do you survive a bully? How do you handle a crush on a boy? What can you do about relentless teasing by your peers? What really matters as you grow older? In a positive and supportive diary-entry format, Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein encourages tween girls to carry the most precious parts of themselves into adulthood. A great book for mothers and daughters to read together, The Truth is aimed to improve communication, understanding, and self-esteem for young girls as they enter the rocky road of teenager-dom. Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers—picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.