Sacrifice Turned Seduction

Dianne Killbrew made a deal with Gage Dillinger.

Author: Rita Sawyer

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ISBN: 9798506219941

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Dianne Killbrew made a deal with Gage Dillinger. He did his part, and now she has to spend a week being wined and dined by him. She'll have to make sure his smooth sexy ways don't get under her skin and hope he doesn't see past her sparkle and glitz to the shy girl hiding beneath. There is a lot at risk, but she's made a deal, and she's going to stick to it.Gage can't ignore how much he wants Dianne. It is more than physical desire. He wants to get to know everything about her. The problem is she avoids him whenever possible. So when he is given the chance to put her in a position where she owes him something, he chooses her. Now he's going to do whatever it takes to get her to see he's not the player everyone thinks he is.
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What Are Friends For Volume 1 Doing It Her Way Sacrifice Turned Seduction Siren Publishing Classic

Jace isn't hiding the fact he's getting antsy either. She knows something has to be done and fast. So she recruits her friends to plan a surprise wedding that Jace will never forget.

Author: Rita Sawyer

Publisher: Siren Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 1610348834

Category: Fiction

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Doing It Her Way [Siren Classic: Erotic Contemporary Romance] Lainey Miles wants nothing more than to marry her sexy fiance Jace Cannon. She's been putting off setting a date because she doesn't want the big white wedding her mother's counting on. Jace isn't hiding the fact he's getting antsy either. She knows something has to be done and fast. So she recruits her friends to plan a surprise wedding that Jace will never forget. Jace doesn't understand why Lainey won't even talk about setting a date for their wedding. If she changed her mind, he wished she'd just say so, but with the way they were burning up the sheets he didn't think that was the problem. He was determined that as soon as he got back from his business trip they were going to sit down and work things out. One way or another he is going to get an answer out of her. ** Sacrifice Turned Seduction [Siren Classic: Erotic Contemporary Romance] Dianne Killbrew made a deal with Gage Dillinger. He did his part, and now she has to spend a week being wined and dined by him. She'll have to make sure his smooth sexy ways don't get under her skin and hope he doesn't see past her sparkle and glitz to the shy girl hiding beneath. There is a lot at risk, but she's made a deal, and she's going to stick to it. Gage can't ignore how much he wants Dianne. It is more than physical desire. He wants to get to know everything about her. The problem is she avoids him whenever possible. So when he is given the chance to put her in a position where she owes him something, he chooses her. Now he's going to do whatever it takes to get her to see he's not the player everyone thinks he is. ** A Siren Erotic Romance
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Sacrifice and Seduction

Finalist in the 2021 Passionate Plume Award for Novella category Being born on the wrong side of the tracks won’t hold her back… When her friend and boss asks her to step in and take over Novelteas, the trendiest bookstore in Brisbane, ...

Author: Jennie Kew

Publisher: Wooden Key Press

ISBN: 9780648209492

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Finalist in the 2021 Passionate Plume Award for Novella category Being born on the wrong side of the tracks won’t hold her back… When her friend and boss asks her to step in and take over Novelteas, the trendiest bookstore in Brisbane, Karen Walker jumps at the chance to prove she’s got what it takes to do the job. She’s worked damn hard to get where she is and no one and nothing is going to stop her from achieving her goals. Certainly not the insane attraction she has to a man she shouldn’t want. Because Edward is the worst kind of kryptonite: a bad boy with a heart of gold. Being born with a silver spoon in his mouth won’t help him now… Being the chauffeur for one of Australia’s wealthiest men is exactly as boring as it sounds, but Edward Berringer is a man with a plan and an unshakable will to succeed. But success comes in many forms, including the burgeoning romance with the sexy, sassy manager from his favourite bookstore. He knows he should walk away and leave Karen alone, but when he discovers her tragic past rivals his own, there’s nothing he won’t do to protect the good girl who’s stolen his heart.
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Seduction Sacrifice

This, and every novel to come, features a gripping romance that stands by itself, as the passions, scandals and hopes that exist between two fabulously rich families are revealed.

Author: Miranda Lee

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781459284708

Category: Fiction

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Dark Secrets, Forbidden Desires, Scandalous Discoveries… Welcome to a glittering new six-part saga set in Australia. This, and every novel to come, features a gripping romance that stands by itself, as the passions, scandals and hopes that exist between two fabulously rich families are revealed. But you'll also find yourself hooked throughout the series as Gemma Smith searches for the secret of her true identity and fights for ruthless seducer Nathan Whitmore's love…. Everyone warned Gemma about Nathan, but she believed he wasn't heartless—just heartbroken. Clearly he was still in love with his ex-wife, Lenore, so Gemma tried to hide her attraction to him…. However, Lenore knew loving a woman wasn't one of Nathan's talents. Not like Zachary Marsden—loyal, handsome, protective, he was the perfect husband, and Lenore had secretly loved him for years. Only, she also knew that her ideal man would never leave his wife….
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Seduction and Power

Agamemnon is a prime example of the seduction of power itself rather than sexual seduction. ... As my basis for the Sacrifice of Iphigenia in Age of Bronze, I turned to a later play, Euripides' fifth century Iphigenia at Aulis, ...

Author: Silke Knippschild

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441154200

Category: History

Page: 312

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This volume focuses on the reception of antiquity in the performing and visual arts from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century. It explores the tensions and relations of gender, sexuality, eroticism and power in reception. Such universal themes dictated plots and characters of myth and drama, but also served to portray historical figures, events and places from Classical history. Their changing reception and reinterpretation across time has created stereotypes, models of virtue or immoral conduct, that blend the original features from the ancient world with a diverse range of visual and performing arts of the modern era.The volume deconstructs these traditions and shows how arts of different periods interlink to form and transmit these images to modern audiences and viewers. Drawing on contributions from across Europe and the United States, a trademark of the book is the inclusive treatment of all the arts beyond the traditional limits of academic disciplines.
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Style and Seduction

The cutlery, like the sacrifice of the naked boy, failed to seduce these viewers and transformed the experience of design into an uncanny and estranging experience. Waerndorfer's Body Reclamation II: Laughing at the Smart Student and ...

Author: Elana Shapira

Publisher: Brandeis University Press

ISBN: 9781611689693

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

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A recent surge of interest in Jewish patronage during the golden years of Vienna has led to the question, Would modernism in Vienna have developed in the same fashion had Jewish patrons not been involved? This book uniquely treats Jewish identification within Viennese modernism as a matter of Jews active fashioning of a new language to convey their aims of emancipation along with their claims of cultural authority. In this provocative reexamination of the roots of Viennese modernism, Elana Shapira analyzes the central role of Jewish businessmen, professionals, and writers in the evolution of the city's architecture and design from the 1860s to the 1910s. According to Shapira, these patrons negotiated their relationship with their non-Jewish surroundings and clarified their position within Viennese society by inscribing Jewish elements into the buildings, interiors, furniture, and design objects that they financed, produced, and co-designed. In the first book to investigate the cultural contributions of the banker Eduard Todesco, the steel tycoon Karl Wittgenstein, the textile industrialist Fritz Waerndorfer, the author Peter Altenberg, the tailor Leopold Goldman, and many others, Shapira reconsiders theories identifying the crisis of Jewish assimilation as a primary creative stimulus for the Jewish contribution to Viennese modernism. Instead, she argues that creative tensions between Jews and non-Jews - patrons and designers who cooperated and arranged well-choreographed social encounters with one another - offer more convincing explanations for the formation of a new semantics of modern Viennese architecture and design than do theories based on assimilation. This thoroughly researched and richly illustrated book will interest scholars and students of Jewish studies, Vienna and Viennese culture, and modernism.
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Sacrifice and the Sweet Life

As it turned out, my work was subverted. ... A grand seduction, that's it! ... Seduced by promises of recompense both direct and subliminal, bribes and rewards that, once attained, never quite satisfied, the perverse feeling of ...

Author: David A. Ross

Publisher: Open Books

ISBN: 9781452417554

Category: Fiction

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A profound and disturbing collection of eight short stories, four poems and one vignette by award-winning author David A. Ross.
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Seduction of the Antichrist

Before the sun rose, many people knew of the sacrifice for they could see from the gates what happened at the large five-point star. ... She turned, and to her surprise, Mick stood watching her with a smile on his face.

Author: Shirley Sexton

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 9781607996330

Category: Fiction

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'Satan screamed out of agony, blaspheming the God of the heavens. His heart was destroyed...'With the world in chaos and the one true God forgotten, citizens of every nation fall under the misguidance of the one cast down from the heavensa "Satan. Assuming the name Mick, the devil sits in a throne above all others, giving a mark to all who pledge their allegiance to him as their so-called god; without it, families starve and suffer. While non-believers live fluently but in peril of eternal damnation, Mick's servants work diligently to make him happy as they recruit new followers. Mick's mercurial personality wins over several God-fearing humans, even the young and beautiful Tonya. She lives in turmoil as she finds herself falling in love with the one she was taught to hate. But Tonya isn't the only one anxious. Fear is present everywhere, even for Mick, who knows his time is running out. Soon God will return and call him out on the lies he has sold to the world. The last days draw near, and an almost human Mick spins out of control as he creates a web of deceit and destruction for all. But it is Mick who faces the ultimate betrayal in Seduction of the Antichrist."
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From Gift to Commodity

Boyer's double standard—his unwillingness to sacrifice, and his willingness to coerce (seduce) Eliza into ... Instead, by turning down Eliza's sacrificial offering, he turns Eliza—now in one sense a fallen woman already— over to Sanford ...

Author: Hildegard Hoeller

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781611683110

Category: Literary Criticism

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In this rich interdisciplinary study, Hildegard Hoeller argues that nineteenth-century American culture was driven by and deeply occupied with the tension between gift and market exchange. Rooting her analysis in the period's fiction, she shows how American novelists from Hannah Foster to Frank Norris grappled with the role of the gift based on trust, social bonds, and faith in an increasingly capitalist culture based on self-interest, market transactions, and economic reason. Placing the notion of sacrifice at the center of her discussion, Hoeller taps into the poignant discourse of modes of exchange, revealing central tensions of American fiction and culture.
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As the Spider Spins

Thus, contrary to what we have become used to thinking, sacrificial acts are in fact linked to the growth of a feeling of strength, ... The seduction is therefore turned against the seducer, which loses its power of attraction.

Author: João Constâncio

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110281125

Category: Philosophy

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Nietzsche’s metaphor of the spider that spins its cobweb expresses his critique of the metaphysical use of language - but it also suggests that “we, spiders”, are able to spin different, life-affirming, non-metaphysical cobwebs. This book focuses not only on Nietzsche’s critique of the metaphysical assumptions of language, but also on his effort to use language in a different way, i.e., to create a “new language.” It is from this viewpoint that the book considers such themes as consciousness, the self, metaphor, instinct, affectivity, style, morality, truth, and knowledge.
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Psychoanalysis Philosophy and Myth in Contemporary Culture

It is possible to read this last scene as the father's sacrifice for his son, and countless films and books could ... But, if we are to abandon the father-son Oedipal logic for Baudrillarian seduction, what is the status of Flynn and ...

Author: Angie Voela

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137483478

Category: Psychology

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This book examines the use of myth in contemporary popular and high culture, and proposes that the aporetic subject, the individual that ‘does not know’, is the ideal contemporary subject. Using several contemporary novels, films and theatrical plays that illustrate aporia – such as Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Riordan, 2007), Tron Legacy (Koninski, 2010), Welcome to Thebes (Buffini, 2010), The Photographers (Koundouros, 1998), Prometheus (2012) and Prometheus Retrogressing (Sfikas, 1998) – Angie Voela introduces common ground between Lacanian psychoanalysis and some of Freud’s most ardent critics, Michel Foucault and Jean Baudrillard, as well as the cultural philosopher Bernard Stiegler. These unprecedented systematic comparisons broaden the scope and impact of Lacanian psychoanalysis in inter-disciplinary debates of philosophy and culture and Voela argues that apart from dealing with the past, psychoanalysis must also deal more explicitly with the present and the future. She presents a unique inquiry into modern subjectivity that will be of great interest to scholars of psychoanalysis, philosophy, film, literature and contemporary culture.
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Sacrifice and the Body

by incestuous seduction) (38); and the attempted seduction of Joseph by a foreigner (39). ... The Joseph cycle, which begins with a crime and a deviant substitution of a son for a goat (37: 31), and turns on Joseph's intended ...

Author: John Dunnill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317060123

Category: Religion

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What is sacrifice? For many people today the word has negative overtones, suggesting loss, or death, or violence. But in religions, ancient and modern, the word is linked primarily to joyous feasting which puts people in touch with the deepest realities. How has that change of meaning come about? What effect does it have on the way we think about Christianity? How does it affect the way Christian believers think about themselves and God? John Dunnill's study focuses on sacrifice as a physical event uniting worshippers to deity. Bringing together insights from social anthropology, biblical studies and Trinitarian theology, Dunnill links to debates in sociology and cultural studies, as well as the study of liturgy. Through a positive view of sacrifice, Dunnill contributes to contemporary Christian debates on atonement and salvation.
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An Exposition of the Epistle to the Hebrews

Even those who by the power of their temptations , have been seduced and turned from the straight paths of holy ... It is true , as the law was the instrument of the Jewish polity , there was no sacrifice appointed for some sins ...

Author: John Owen

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ISBN: HARVARD:AH3YJ2

Category: Bible

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Seduced by Sex Saved by Love

“ We all , like sheep , have gone astray , each of us has turned to his own way . ... God knew the only possible way to bring us back into a relationship with him was through an ultimate sacrifice of love — the death of his only Son for ...

Author: Jan Kern

Publisher: Standard Publishing

ISBN: 0784721580

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Teens can learn to break free from the past and make choices needed to take hold of the authentic love God offers.
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Howard Barker s Theatre of Seduction

... to seductive strategy in that it comprises an essential energy source: the challenge is the catalyst for turning ... They beckon to the living because their 'sacrifice' (which it never is) is employed to justifyfurther 'sacrifice'.

Author: Charles Lamb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135304522

Category: Literary Criticism

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First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Counterpleasures

That universe where gods and men sought to please each other - even by the violent seduction of sacrifice — has ended . ... The desire that drives it at once turns against the body and demands ( and glorifies ) ...

Author: Karmen MacKendrick

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791441474

Category: Philosophy

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Takes up a series of literary and physical pleasures that do not appear to be pleasurable, ranging from Christian saintly asceticism to Sadean narrative to contemporary s/m practices.
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Remapping Citizenship and the Nation in African American Literature

Indeed, in a reversal of the gendered position of the seduction plot in Minnie's Sacrifice, it is the Afro-Creole Minnie who is finally the seducer of Louis and, in turn, the community. It is Minnie, after all, who convinces Louis to go ...

Author: Stephen Knadler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135247195

Category: Literary Criticism

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Through a reading of periodicals, memoirs, speeches, and fiction from the antebellum period to the Harlem Renaissance, this study re-examines various myths about a U.S. progressive history and about an African American counter history in terms of race, democracy, and citizenship. Reframing 19th century and early 20th-century African-American cultural history from the borderlands of the U.S. empire where many African Americans lived, worked and sought refuge, Knadler argues that these writers developed a complicated and layered transnational and creolized political consciousness that challenged dominant ideas of the nation and citizenship. Writing from multicultural contact zones, these writers forged a "new black politics"—one that anticipated the current debate about national identity and citizenship in a twenty-first century global society. As Knadler argues, they defined, created, and deployed an alternative political language to re-imagine U.S. citizenship and its related ideas of national belonging, patriotism, natural rights, and democratic agency.
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Crystals Out of Chaos

44 Bearing witness here turns the idea of a virile seeing on its head , and has more to do with a pornographic ... question of the game of seduction itself.46 The ethics of sacrifice , murder , and crime are not so easily transformed by ...

Author: Lesley Marx

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838636616

Category: Literary Criticism

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In this new study of the novels of John Hawkes, author Lesley Marx has brought to light insights from the three novels Hawkes has published in the last ten years, as well as from his other works. According to Marx, all three of these new novels continue to attest to the fertility of Hawkes's imagination and the fine crafting of his prose. But at least two of the new works - Adventures in the Alaskan Skin Trade and Sweet William: A Memoir of Old Horse - also reveal an expansive and transformative vision that celebrates the shifting and fluid possibilities of authority, writing, storytelling, and gender.
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Byron and the Politics of Freedom and Terror

For Girard, the link between violence and sacrifice is crucial: the “surrogate” victim of sacrifice always takes upon him or ... including sacrifice.7 As sacrificial systems evolve into judicial systems, sacrificial death turns into a ...

Author: Piya Pal-Lapinski

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230306608

Category: Literary Criticism

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This interdisciplinary collection explores the divergence or convergence of freedom and terror in a range of Byron's works. Challenging the binary opposition of historicism and critical theory, it combines topical debates in a manner that is sensitive both to the circumstances of their emergence and to their relevance for the twenty-first century.
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Early State Dynamics

... seduction so that they would not qualify as virgins to be taken for sacrifice / recruits for the aclla . ... In searching for a way to solve its problem the system had turned to gobbling up the rights and privileges of the common ...

Author: Henri J. M. Claessen

Publisher: Brill Archive

ISBN: 9004081011

Category: Social Science

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