Lost in a Pyramid

Author: Louisa May Alcott

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781721860593

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Page: 34

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Lost in a Pyramid By Louisa May Alcott We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.
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Uptown Thief

Author: Aya de León

Publisher: Dafina

ISBN: 1496704711

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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In this sexy, heart-stopping tale, one smart, sizzling mami robs the rich and protects the exploited--until one heist too many puts everything at stake. . . Marisol Rivera barely survived being abused with nowhere to turn. So there's nothing she won't do to keep her Lower East Side women's health clinic open and give disadvantaged women new lives. Running an exclusive escort service for New York City's rich and powerful 1 percent is the perfect way to bankroll her business--not to mention the perfect cover for robbing corrupt CEOs. And when times get even tougher, pulling a heist on a mega-billionaire will secure the clinic's future--and her gorgeous crew's--for good. . . There's just one problem: Marisol didn't anticipate bad news even more dangerous than her curves. A seductive ex-cop who's too close for comfort, and a powerful thug with a score to settle, are turning Marisol's precise planning and seductive fail-safes into insidious traps. Now this beautiful modern-day Robin Hood will have to play some lethal wild cards without rules or limits to save those she loves--and live to steal another day. . .
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Ramses the Damned

The Passion of Cleopatra

Author: Anne Rice,Christopher Rice

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 1101970480

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8659

From the iconic and bestselling author of The Mummy and The Vampire Chronicles, a mesmerizing, glamorous new tale of ancient feuds and modern passions. Ramses the Great, former pharaoh of Egypt, is reawakened by the elixir of life in Edwardian England. Now immortal with his bride-to-be, he is swept up in a fierce and deadly battle of wills and psyches against the once-great Queen Cleopatra. Ramses has reawakened Cleopatra with the same perilous elixir whose unworldly force brings the dead back to life. But as these ancient rulers defy one another in their quest to understand the powers of the strange elixir, they are haunted by a mysterious presence even older and more powerful than they, a figure drawn forth from the mists of history who possesses spectacular magical potions and tonics eight millennia old. This is a figure who ruled over an ancient kingdom stretching from the once-fertile earth of the Sahara to the far corners of the world, a queen with a supreme knowledge of the deepest origins of the elixir of life. She may be the only one who can make known to Ramses and Cleopatra the key to their immortality—and the secrets of the miraculous, unknowable, endless expanse of the universe.
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Mummies of Ürümchi

Author: Elizabeth Wayland Barber

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393320190

Category: History

Page: 240

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A look at the incredibly well-preserved ancient mummies found in Western China describes their clothing and appearance, attempts to reconstruct their culture, and speculates about how Caucasians could have found their way to the feet of the Himalayan mountains. Reprint.
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Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires

The History of Corpse Medicine from the Renaissance to the Victorians

Author: Richard Sugg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317354885

Category: History

Page: 456

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Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires charts in vivid detail the largely forgotten history of European corpse medicine, which saw kings, ladies, gentlemen, priests and scientists prescribe, swallow or wear human blood, flesh, bone, fat, brains and skin in an attempt to heal themselves of epilepsy, bruising, wounds, sores, plague, cancer, gout and depression. In this comprehensive and accessible text, Richard Sugg shows that, far from being a medieval therapy, corpse medicine was at its height during the social and scientific revolutions of early-modern Britain, surviving well into the eighteenth century and, amongst the poor, lingering stubbornly on into the time of Queen Victoria. Ranging from the execution scaffolds of Germany and Scandinavia, through the courts and laboratories of Italy, France and Britain, to the battlefields of Holland and Ireland, and on to the tribal man-eating of the Americas, Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires argues that the real cannibals were in fact the Europeans. Picking our way through the bloodstained shadows of this remarkable secret history, we encounter medicine cut from bodies living and dead, sacks of human fat harvested after a gun battle, gloves made of human skin, and the first mummy to appear on the London stage. Lit by the uncanny glow of a lamp filled with human blood, this second edition includes new material on exo-cannibalism, skull medicine, the blood-drinking of Scandinavian executions, Victorian corpse-stroking, and the magical powers of candles made from human fat. In our quest to understand the strange paradox of routine Christian cannibalism we move from the Catholic vampirism of the Eucharist, through the routine filth and discomfort of early modern bodies, and in to the potent, numinous source of corpse medicine’s ultimate power: the human soul itself. Now accompanied by a companion website with supplementary articles, interviews with the author, related images, summaries of key topics, and a glossary, the second edition of Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires is an essential read for anyone interested in the history of medicine, early modern history, and the darker, hidden past of European Christendom.
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The Mummy's Curse

Mummymania in the English-speaking World

Author: Jasmine Day

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134297963

Category: History

Page: 240

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The most penetrating study of the curse ever conducted, The Mummy's Curse uncovers forgotten nineteenth-century fiction and poetry, revolutionizes the study of mummy horror films, and reveals the prejudices embedded in children’s toys. Examining original surveys and field observations of museum visitors demonstrate that media stereotypes - to which museums inadvertently contribute - promote vilification of mummies, which can invalidate demands for their removal from display. Jasmine Day shows that the curse's structure and meaning has changed over time, as public attitudes toward archaeology and the Middle East were transformed by events such as the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb. The riddle of the 'curse of the pharaohs' is finally solved via a radical anthropological treatment of the legend as a cultural concept rather than a physical phenomenon. A must for anyone interested in this ancient and mystifying legend.
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The Boss

Author: Abigail Barnette

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781493625482

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Sophie Scaife almost ran away once, trading her ticket to college for a ticket to Tokyo. But a delayed flight and a hot one-night stand with a stranger changed her mind, putting her firmly on track to a coveted position at a New York fashion magazine.When the irresistible stranger from that one incredible night turns out to be her new boss – billionaire and publishing magnate Neil Elwood – Sophie can't resist the chance to rekindle the spark between them… and the opportunity to explore her submissive side with the most Dominant man she's ever known.Neil is the only man who has ever understood Sophie's need to submit in the bedroom, and the only man who has ever satisfied those desires. When their scorching, no-strings-attached sexual relationship becomes something more, Sophie must choose between her career and heart… or risk losing them both.
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Mummies, Disease and Ancient Cultures

Author: Thomas Aidan Cockburn,Eve Cockburn,Theodore A. Reyman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316342409

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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To look upon a mummy is to come face to face with our past. This book presents the story of mummification as a practice worldwide. Mummies have been found on every continent, some deliberately preserved as with the ancient Egyptians using a variety of complex techniques, others accidentally by dry baking heat, intense cold and ice, or by tanning in peat bogs. By examining these preserved humans, we can get profound insights into the lives, health, culture and deaths of individuals and populations long gone. The first edition of this book was acclaimed as a classic. This readable new edition builds on these foundations, investigating the fantastic new findings in South America, Europe and the Far East. It will be a 'must-have' volume for anyone working in paleopathology and a fascinating read for all those interested in anthropology, archaeology, and the history of medicine.
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Inside Madeleine

Author: Paula Bomer

Publisher: Soho PressInc

ISBN: 1616953098

Category: Fiction

Page: 229

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Inside Madeleine is a powerful, daring new collection about the curious, complicated relationships girls have with their bodies, with other girls and with boys. This eagerly awaited collection seethes with alienation, lust and rage. It's even more daring and accomplished than Bomer's first collection, which Jonathan Franzen described as 'like being attacked by a rabid dog - and feeling grateful for it. This is some of the rawest and most urgent writing I can remember encountering'.
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Loving You Easy

Author: Roni Loren

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0425278573

Category: FICTION

Page: 352

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Three lovers really click in the latest from the New York Times bestselling author of Call on Me-- Cora has an amazing sex life. She's beautiful, daring, and the most popular submissive in Hayven. Too bad none of it's real... IT specialist Cora Benning has figured out the key to her formerly disastrous love life--make it virtual. In the online world of Hayven, she's free of her geek girl image and can indulge her most private fantasies with a sexy, mysterious master without anyone in her life discovering her secrets. Until her information is hacked and she finds herself working to fix the breach under two very powerful men--one who seems all too familiar... Best friends and business partners Ren Muroya and Hayes Fox were once revered dominants. Then Hayes was wrongfully sent to prison and everything changed. Ren wants to get back to who they were. Hayes can't risk it. But when they discover the new IT specialist is their online fascination, and that she's never felt a dominant's touch, the temptation to turn virtual into reality becomes all too great...
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Monster Story

Author: McCarty Griffin

Publisher: Lisa McCue

ISBN: 1452382700

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Christy McCauley has returned to West Virginia at last, but her homecoming quickly turns into a surreal nightmare. In the deep hollows and woods of rural Augusta County, something unspeakable is slaughtering people in the dark of night. Authorities don't know if its human or animal, or how to stop it. Christy and her friends only know they must hunt it and destroy it, before it kills again.
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Bab Sharkey and the Animal Mummies

The Giant Moth Mummy

Author: Andrew Hansen,Jessica Roberts

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781760650018

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Page: N.A

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The second book in the hilarious Bab Sharkey and the Animal Mummies series for kids aged 8+. A dark river under the world. An Ibis Mummy with an upside-down head. And the whole of Mumphis in peril ... from six talking shoes. Boy Pharaoh Bab Sharkey returns to the magic city of the Animal Mummies. Only this time, he faces the grossest weapon ever devised - a giant mummified moth possessed by the spirit of the Unpharaoh herself! Can Bab and his smelly friends defeat this ancient evil?
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SECRET Revealed

Author: L. Marie Adeline

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

ISBN: 0385682441

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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SECRET Revealed bares all--the final book in the hot bestselling series. The only thing that Cassie Robichaud has ever really wanted is Will Foret, the love of her life. But when Will discovers that Cassie is part of S.E.C.R.E.T., an underground group devoted to helping women experience their deepest sexual fantasies, Will breaks it off. Heartbroken, Cassie dries her tears and devotes herself to helping the latest S.E.C.R.E.T. recruit, Solange Faraday. Cassie also reignites her relationship with sexy bad-boy Jesse, even if he can never love her as deeply as Will did. Meanwhile, beautiful, brilliant Solange, a local news anchor and divorced mom, has a great career but a wilting love life. She rekindles long-lost passions, going deeper and hotter than any other S.E.C.R.E.T. candidate before her. Will she find what her heart most desires? And when Will realizes he's made a tragic mistake, will Cassie be able to forgive him? In the end, as both women blossom as sexual beings, they also discover that ecstasy and true love are closer than they ever imagined. SECRET Revealed is the explosive, sensual and sexually-charged finale to the bestselling S.E.C.R.E.T. trilogy.
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The Mummy Bloggers

Author: Holly Wainwright

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1760639222

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1928

'The freshest, funniest new voice in fiction since Liane Moriarty.' Mia Freedman Meet three Mummy Bloggers - each of them followed, idolised, imitated, taunted and trolled online. Elle Campbell is a glossy, lycra-clad mum with washboard abs, a ten-year plan and a secret past. Abi Black has quit sugar, moved to the country and is homeschooling her kids. Leisel Adams slogs away at her office job each day before rushing home, steeped in guilt, to spend precious moments with her kids before bedtime. All three share a label that they simultaneously relish and loathe-mummy blogger. And the connections don't stop there... When all three women are nominated for a prestigious blogging award with a hefty cash prize, the scene is set for a brutal and often hilarious battle for hearts, minds-and clicks. As the awards night gets closer, their lies get bigger, their stunts get crazier - and some mistakes from the past become harder and harder to hide. The Mummy Bloggers is a sharp and funny look at power of social media and the women behind the likes, shares and filters.
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The Man of the House

A Jekyll and Hyde Erotic Romance

Author: Evelyn Ellis

Publisher: Writewood Creations

ISBN: 1988003466

Category: Fiction

Page: 153

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Nineteen-year-old Molly Knight takes a position in the household of Dr. Jekyll and his wife, Felicity, as governess to their two young children. Molly senses something is not quite right in the Jekyll household and is soon drawn into a sensual forbidden relationship with the evil Mr. Hyde when she discovers Dr. Jekyll’s hidden laboratory. An erotic novel retelling the tale of Jekyll and Hyde.
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Erotic Sex Stories

Author: Torri Tumbles

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530102402

Category:

Page: 142

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These Adult Books and will be of the finest Quality and Content! Fantastic Erotic Stories and Real Sex Action! XXX for Adults Only! These Books leave nothing to the imagination and cover a wide range of subjects from all Types of fetish's and Amazing sex.....( sex, porn, fetish, bondage, oral, anal, ebony, hentai, domination, erotic photography, erotic sex stories, adult, xxx, shemale, voyeur, erotic, blowjob )
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My Mother Taught Me

Author: Tor Kung

Publisher: Disruptive Publishing

ISBN: 1608728714

Category: Literary Collections

Page: N.A

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One of six novels to be published by the short-lived Danish Olympia Press (Girodias' legal troubles in the early '60s were horrendous, so he tried his hand in Copenhagen briefly before emigrating to America). My Mother Taught Me is a special Traveller's Companion title, and ranks as the most-requested book we've ever received. This is the tale of Lars, a Swedish boy, raised in an all-male orphanage without ever seeing even pictures of women, adopted into a new household with enthusiastic siblings and an energetic foster-mother. The immediacy of the writing here is perhaps unparalleled in erotic fiction, with our Lars so earnestly describing every new sensation, while the plotline itself is rather clever. A must-read.
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Melusine

A short story of wet 'n' wild erotica

Author: Janine Ashbless

Publisher: Sweetmeats Press

ISBN: 1909181749

Category: Fiction

Page: 44

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Every Friday for ten years, his beautiful wife leaves the house to spend the night somewhere else. But now a submissive husband can't bear it any longer, and he's out to uncover the mind-blowing truth!
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