Sergio

a Dark Mafia Romance

Author: Natasha Knight

Publisher: Natasha Knight

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 1037

I’m the first-born son of the mafia king. The favorite. Destined to rule, I’m a dangerous man, a ruthless one. But in my world, you have to be. Then Natalie stumbles into my life. Wrong place. Wrong time. Twice, fate put her in my path. Twice, fate placed the innocent lamb at the mercy of the monster. I gave her a chance to walk away. Told her it would be better for her if she did. But she didn’t listen. And now it’s too late. Because I’m not good. I never wanted to be. And I won’t let her go anymore. See, I’m not the hero. When I touch her, it’s with dirty hands. I know my reckoning is coming though. I know I’ll burn for the things I’ve done, the sins I’ve committed. And I don’t deny hell is where I belong, but I want my time first. I want my time with her. She’s mine. Forever. No matter what. Author’s Note: Sergio: a Dark Mafia Romance is an intensely emotional, steamy and dark standalone romance set in the Benedetti Brothers Mafia world. Be prepared: this is not a traditional romance.
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Dominic

a Dark Mafia Romance

Author: Natasha Knight

Publisher: Natasha Knight

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 4084

Dominic I was the boy who would never be king. The monster who could never be loved. Gia was just a job. Just another girl caught in a world of monsters. It didn't matter that I liked the look of her. I didn't care that she cringed when she saw my soul. I liked it. I liked her fear. And I wanted her. Monsters didn't get to live happily ever after, though. I knew one day I'd have to go back. Because time neither forgave nor forgot. And neither did I. Old debts needed to be settled. Enemies punished. It was past time I returned to the family business. I'd been gone far too long. Gia All my life, I believed in fairy tales. Not the Disney kind. Never those. I always knew life was darker than that. I was the daughter of a foot soldier. The sister of a snitch. A nobody. Monsters had been part of my life for as long as I could remember, but none as dark as Dominic Benedetti. None as cruel. None as broken. I had no illusions about what he was. I had no desire to save his soul. And I couldn't care about his bleeding heart. But love isn't always beautiful. It could be a twisted, ugly bitch. I'd always known this was the kind I'd find. The only kind that could touch me. Because some of us, we belonged in the dark. And Dominic and I belonged in the dark.
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Captive Beauty

Author: Natasha Knight

Publisher: Natasha Knight

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 4383

Cilla The Beast had Belle. Killian Black has me. How I got here doesn’t matter, even though he says it does. Says it was my choice. He doesn’t get it, though. It wasn’t ever a choice for me. And now, he’s changing the rules. The agreement was one month. For thirty days, I’d be his. He’s no longer satisfied with my body alone, though. He wants my soul, too. Wants every part of me. And even though I can pretend I’m safe when I lie beneath him, this man does something to me. Something wicked. A thing that will break me. Killian Cilla made the choice. She offered the deal. I just took her up on it. So what if I changed the rules half-way in? I’m not apologizing for it. See, Cilla and me, we’re the same. She’s dark. As dark as me. Something happened to her. Something bad. It damaged her. But it’s not a hero she seeks. It’s an avenging angel. A dark knight. That, I can do. I’ll slay her dragons, but it’ll cost her, because in return, I want everything. And I’ll take it. She’s mine.
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Signs of Life in the USA

Readings on Popular Culture for Writers

Author: Sonia Maasik,Jack Solomon

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 031264700X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 704

View: 7079

Signs of Life in the USA teaches students to read and write critically about popular culture by giving them a conceptual framework to do it: semiotics, a field of critical theory developed specifically for the interpretation of culture and its signs. Written by a prominent semiotician and an experienced writing instructor, the text’s high-interest themes feature provocative and current reading selections that ask students to think analytically about America’s impressive popular culture: How is TV’s Mad Men a lightning rod for America’s polarized political climate? Has the nature of personal identity changed in an era when we spend so much of our lives online? Signs of Life bridges the transition to college writing by providing students with academic language to talk about our common, everyday cultural experience. Read the preface. Order Multimodal Readings for Signs of Life in the USA packaged with Signs of Life in the USA, Seventh Edition using ISBN-13: 978-1-4576-1989-2.
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Kenan's Mate

A Dark Sci-Fi Alien Romance

Author: Sue Lyndon

Publisher: Sue Lyndon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5462

I've been taken by a fierce alien warrior, and my life is no longer my own. My name is Laylah. On my eighteenth birthday, the Kleaxians attacked and killed all the human males aboard the Stargazer. The females were kept as mates or slaves. I was taken as a mate. Lucky me. The huge alien who claimed me is called Prince Kenan. He says he'll never let me go--that we are bonded for life. When I defy him, he punishes me in the most humiliating ways imaginable. But sometimes he's tender and loving. I try to be good so he doesn't hurt me. I don't know what scares me more--that I'll never escape Prince Kenan...or that I'm starting to fall for my captor. Publisher's Note: Kenan's Mate is a DARK sci-fi alien romance, containing explicit scenes and themes of power exchange, as well as scenes some readers may find triggering or disturbing. If such dark subject matter offends you, please do not buy this book. This title originally appeared in the Human Surrender box set, however this version has been *significantly* expanded to include several new chapters.
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The Complete Rhyming Dictionary

Author: Clement Wood,Ronald J. Bogus

Publisher: Perfection Learning

ISBN: 9780780765573

Category: Reference

Page: 705

View: 1032

This authoritative, comprehensive handbook contains virtually all the rhyming words possible in the English language and is a must for anyoe who works with words. Updated to meet the needs of today's wordsmiths, this reference work is easy to use.
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The Sorceress's Pet

Author: Noa Xireau

Publisher: Loose Id

ISBN: 1682523462

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4349

Sorceress Sera is outraged at the king's order to train his daughter as a pet. Not that she had any problem making a sexy, pampered princess go down on her knees and obey her every whim. Hell, it would be her pleasure to show the arrogant redhead a few things while enjoying her sensual curves! But convincing the magic community at the Moon Festival that the girl was Sera's real pet is playing with fire. Sera will have to use all her feminine wiles to save the princess's life by scaring her back into her father's arms. If acting as the pet of a powerful sorceress could help free her enslaved brother, Rachel was happy to pay the price. Never did Rachel expect her sacrifice would bring not only incredible pleasure but the ultimate surrender of body and soul.
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One Wild Night

Author: Vonna Harper

Publisher: Loose Id

ISBN: 1623003768

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3790

On a hot summer night two loners slip into a Florida wildlife preserve. Neither wants more than to work off their separate sexual energy, but fate brings them together. The wilderness casts its primitive spell.High powered CEO Riane Coello is desperate to break free of responsibility, to give herself to a masterful man. Despite his wealth, recently traded professional football player Klay Edelman knows the franchise considers him a possession. Dispensable.But not tonight, not with this sexy, fierce, and yet submissive stranger. She wants to be taken, possessed. He will control her.For one wild night.Note:One Wild Night was previously released by another publisher.
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Callie's Daddy

Author: Mary Wehr

Publisher: Stormy Night Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 67

View: 9258

Twenty-six-year-old Callie Shaw has needed a father figure in her life for many years, and when she meets Brandon Clay she wonders if she might have found the man to fill that role at last. Though he spoils her and loves her dearly, Brandon is not a man to be trifled with, and when Callie lies to him and puts herself in danger she soon finds herself bent over her new daddy’s lap for a stinging spanking on her bare bottom. Though he does not hesitate to chastise her firmly when she misbehaves, Brandon never fails to hold Callie in his arms when her punishment is over, and his strict but loving discipline ignites a fire in her which can only be quenched by surrendering her body to his masterful lovemaking. But is she truly prepared to trust her daddy to do what is best for her, even when she has been really naughty and she knows that the spanking she has coming is one she will never forget? Publisher’s Note: Callie’s Daddy is an erotic romance novel that includes spankings, sexual scenes, age play, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.
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From the Sandbox to the Corner Office

Lessons Learned on the Journey to the Top

Author: Eve Tahmincioglu

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470054166

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 826

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Hero High

Sourcebook

Author: Lucien Soulban

Publisher: Green Ronin Publishing

ISBN: 9781932442816

Category: Games

Page: 128

View: 6544

Teenaged super-heroes don't have it easy. After all, being a teenager is hard enough: school, work, parents, friends, dating and more without complicating matters by adding super-powers and a secret identity to the mix. Hero High is a genre book for the Mutants & Masterminds RPG that explores the world of teen heroes (and villains!). In it, you'll find all you need to run a teen heroes series of your own, with all the trials and tribulations that entails. Hero High also includes expanded material for the Claremont Academy in the Freedom City campaign setting: visit the private school where a new generation of heroes trains.
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Alien Mate

Author: Cara Bristol

Publisher: Cara Bristol

ISBN: 0996839046

Category: Fiction

Page: 271

View: 3996

Falsely convicted of a crime, I'm sentenced to life as a mail-order bride to an alien. I'm Starr Elizabeth Conner. Earth's government falsely convicted me of a crime, packed me on a ship with other female felons, and sent us to Dakon, a primitive, frozen wasteland of a planet. But I'm no barbarian’s 'mail order bride,' even if he is super tall, muscular, and the chief of his tribe. He doesn’t want a BBW blonde, either--it's written all over his chiseled face. He'll be truly angry if he ever learns what my 'crime' was. I am Torg. I have waited 34 rotations for a mate of my own. With this shipment, I was sure to get a fine, sturdy mate who'll bear me many daughters. Instead, I receive a small, curvy, pale-haired female who looks at me with anger and fear. It is only when we 'kiss' that I believe things may work out between us. But I'm hearing rumors that Starr and her shipmates are law-breakers. To survive, Dakonians must obey all laws … or be exiled into the frozen wasteland. Just when I have found her, will I have to banish my mate?
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The Woman in Cabin 10

Author: Ruth Ware

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501132946

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 7318

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF IN A DARK, DARK WOOD Featured in TheSkimm An Entertainment Weekly “Summer Must List” Pick A New York Post “Summer Must-Read” Pick Included in Summer Book Guides from Bustle, Oprah.com, PureWow, and USA TODAY From New York Times bestselling author of the “twisty-mystery” (Vulture) novel In a Dark, Dark Wood, comes The Woman in Cabin 10, an equally suspenseful and haunting novel from Ruth Ware—this time, set at sea. In this tightly wound, enthralling story reminiscent of Agatha Christie’s works, Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. The sky is clear, the waters calm, and the veneered, select guests jovial as the exclusive cruise ship, the Aurora, begins her voyage in the picturesque North Sea. At first, Lo’s stay is nothing but pleasant: the cabins are plush, the dinner parties are sparkling, and the guests are elegant. But as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the deck, gray skies fall, and Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a dark and terrifying nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? All passengers remain accounted for—and so, the ship sails on as if nothing has happened, despite Lo’s desperate attempts to convey that something (or someone) has gone terribly, terribly wrong… With surprising twists, spine-tingling turns, and a setting that proves as uncomfortably claustrophobic as it is eerily beautiful, Ruth Ware offers up another taut and intense read in The Woman in Cabin 10—one that will leave even the most sure-footed reader restlessly uneasy long after the last page is turned.
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A Maid For All Seasons

Author: Devlin O'Neill

Publisher: Running Press Adult

ISBN: 9781562014636

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 3581

Lisa is all grown up now, or so she thinks. She has her own business and a real boyfriend, but she hasn't outgrown the need to stick her pert little nose where it doesn't belong, nor have the men in her life — Michael, Greg, and Professor Travis — seen fit to stop spanking her bare bottom when she misbehaves. Still, they spank her because they care, and she would have it no other way.
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Six Quick Spankings

Author: Lady Lolly

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781497446878

Category:

Page: 54

View: 1104

six short stories about six woman who receive over the knee spankings for various misdemeanours. Includes female/female spankings and male/female spankings.
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The Brat-tastic Jayk Park

Author: J.A. Rock

Publisher: Loose Id

ISBN: 1623001579

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1607

A year after the body swap that let D/s couple Jayk and Amon experience each other's lives for a day, the pair is ready to be married in a small, stress-free ceremony. Things are going smoothly until they meet Jennifer and Ron Gaines-Brake"?a quarrelsome couple with a laundry list of troubles whose wedding is at the same venue. When Jayk and Amon are drawn into the other couple's drama, their own doubts and fears about marriage start to surface. And when they accidentally switch bodies with Jennifer and Ron the day before the wedding, their simple, stressfree celebration starts looking more and more like a nightmare. As the couples attempt to deal with each other's families, secrets, and last minute wedding preparations, things spiral out of control. Add to the mix a missing cat, a vigilant police officer, an intimidating dildo, and a cake like no other, and it's anybody's guess whether the weekend will end in bells or bedlam.
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The Primate Anthology

Essays on Primate Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation from Natural History

Author: Russell L. Ciochon,Richard A. Nisbett

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 246

View: 8731

An edited volume for sophomore/junior level courses in Primate Behavior and Ecology or Human Origins. Unique in its broad topical coverage and accessibility to undergraduate-level students, this anthology offers a collection of 33 readings on primate beha
Posted in Nature