Pride and Pleasure

Author: Sylvia Day

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 0758290659

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 8448

Wealth Has Its Dangers. . . There are disadvantages to being an heiress, as Eliza Martin knows well. Fortune hunters corner her, friends become opportunistic, and lately, someone is engineering "accidents" to propel her into marriage. Not one to be bullied, Eliza needs the right man to infiltrate the nest of suitors. . . . . .So Do Certain Men By all measures, Jasper Bond is the wrong man for the job. He can't dance, isn't known for his restraint, and his blood heats whenever he's near his latest employer. Eliza Martin insists no one will believe an intellectual like her could be seduced by a man of action like Jasper, but the combination of his desire and her mystery makes the case one he can't resist. Client satisfaction is a point of pride and it's his pleasure to prove he's just the man she needs after all. . . "Everything romance readers expect and more." --RT Book Reviews

Pride and Pleasure

Author: Sylvia Day

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405912375

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 3310

A tale of ambition, love and lust. Pursued by fortune hunters, heiress Eliza Martin is the victim of diabolical scheming to get her to the altar. She won't be bullied, however, and she will get to the bottom of this plot. She needs a man to infiltrate her suitors and find the villain. Thief-taker Jasper Bond is entirely too devilish and too dangerous - who'd believe Eliza would be seduced by a man like him? But client satisfaction is a point of pride with Jasper and it's his pleasure to prove he's just the man - for all her needs. Praise for Sylvia Day 'Several shades darker and a hundred degrees hotter than anything you've read before.' Reveal 'Move over Danielle Steel and Jackie Collins, this is the dawn of a new Day.' Amuse www.sylviaday.com

Pride and Pleasure

Author: Sylvia Day

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 075826836X

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 7851

...So do certain men. Thief-taker Jasper Bond is entirely too large, too handsome, and too dangerous. Who would believe that an intellectual like Eliza would be seduced by a man of action? But the combination of her stubbornness and the mystery makes the case one Jasper can't resist. Client satisfaction is a point of pride and it's his pleasure to prove he's just the man she needs after all... -- cover p. 4.

Pride and Pleasure

Author: Sylvia Day

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 0758290659

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 5263

Wealth Has Its Dangers. . . There are disadvantages to being an heiress, as Eliza Martin knows well. Fortune hunters corner her, friends become opportunistic, and lately, someone is engineering "accidents" to propel her into marriage. Not one to be bullied, Eliza needs the right man to infiltrate the nest of suitors. . . . . .So Do Certain Men By all measures, Jasper Bond is the wrong man for the job. He can't dance, isn't known for his restraint, and his blood heats whenever he's near his latest employer. Eliza Martin insists no one will believe an intellectual like her could be seduced by a man of action like Jasper, but the combination of his desire and her mystery makes the case one he can't resist. Client satisfaction is a point of pride and it's his pleasure to prove he's just the man she needs after all. . . "Everything romance readers expect and more." --RT Book Reviews

Pride, Prejudice & Wicked Pleasure

A Jane Austen Pride & Prejudice Variation

Author: Em Brown

Publisher: Em Brown

ISBN: 1942822340

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9993

Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett. A match made in bondage. When Lizzy Bennett arrives at Hunsford Parsonage, she’s unacquainted with the less civilized side of pleasure. But Lizzy isn’t someone who’s easily intimidated. At the encouragement of her new friend, she ventures into a decadent realm where proper etiquette succumbs to primal passions. Little does she know that the masked mentor responsible for her sexual awakening is the arrogant Mr. Darcy, the very scoundrel she blames for her sister’s unhappiness… Mr. Darcy is relieved to train a new sexual partner. Despite her distaste toward him, he's unable to take his mind off the clever, captivating Ms. Bennett. He can’t help but think of her likeness in his new protege. When he finds out his student and his obsession are one in the same, Darcy is torn between fulfilling his own fantasies and risking everything for a distant chance at something more… Pride, Prejudice & Wicked Pleasure is a steamy historical romance that dares to imagine the kinkier side of literature’s most famous couple. If you like sultry chemistry, Regency trappings, and new takes on classic characters, then you’ll love Em Brown’s erotic reimagining. Buy Pride, Prejudice & Wicked Pleasure to shock the sensibilities of your inner Janeite today!

Scandalous Liaisons

Author: Sylvia Day

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 1617730556

Category: Fiction

Page: 353

View: 1681

“Three sexy rakes wreak havoc in the romantic lives of three Regency ladies” in these “wickedly entertaining” tales by a #1 New York Times–bestselling author (Booklist). Oh, those naughty rakes. With their wicked winks, sensual smiles, and bad boy habits, you just can’t take them out in polite society. But who wants to go out when you can stay in. . . ? Stolen Pleasures Sebastian Blake, Earl of Merrick, long ago fled the responsibilities of his title to become the infamous pirate Captain Phoenix. But the booty he’s just captured on a merchant ship is a fierce-tempered minx who claims to be a bride . . . his bride, married to him by proxy on behest of their fathers. He could shame his hated family and return his beautiful wife untouched, but no treasure has ever proved more tempting to Sebastian, and making their marriage a true one—in every sense—is his one urgent desire . . . Lucien’s Gamble Lucien Remington’s reputation as a debauched libertine who plays by no one’s rules—in business or the bedroom—is well deserved. He gets what he wants, social repudiation be damned. But society can keep from him the one thing he truly desires, the untouchable Lady Julienne La Coeur. Until she sneaks into his club dressed as a man, searching for her irresponsible brother. Suddenly she’s in Lucien’s grasp, his to take, and his mind is filled with the most wickedly sinful thoughts. A gentleman would walk away from the temptation she presents. But then, Lucien has never claimed to be a gentleman . . . Her Mad Grace Hugh La Coeur never wanted to be the Earl of Montrose. Wine, women, and a hefty wager are preferable to responsibility of any kind. It’s certainly preferable to spending the night in an eerie, neglected mansion owned by a legendary madwoman. The duchess’s companion, the fiercely independent Charlotte, is another matter altogether. Hugh would be happy to spend as many nights in her bed as possible. He knows she’s hiding terrible secrets, but for once in his life, Hugh has the desire to take on someone else’s burden as his own, no matter what the danger . . . They’re mad, bad, and totally irresistible . . . “Day provides plenty of richly detailed love scenes . . . and her wickedly entertaining combination of steamy sex and bold language is certain to be appreciated by readers who like hot historicals by Virginia Henley and Susan Johnson.” —Booklist

Seven Years to Sin

Author: Sylvia Day

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 1617735310

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6636

"The book that inspired Bared to You."--Sylvia Day "Day plays on sensual themes with a lush grace."--RT Book Reviews Seven years ago, on the eve of her wedding, Lady Jessica Sheffield witnessed a scene so scandalous she could not erase it from her memory. Shocked, yet strangely titillated, she nevertheless walked down the aisle into a life serene yet unremarkable. But what she kept hidden fueled wildly imaginative and very illicit dreams. . . "Her books are a luxury every woman deserves."--Teresa Medeiros Alistair Caulfield ran far from the temptation of the prim debutante--all the way to the West Indies. As a successful merchant, he has little in common with the rakehell youth Jessica once knew. But when newly widowed Jessica steps aboard his ship for a transatlantic passage, seven years' worth of denied pleasures are held in check by nothing more than a few layers of silk--and the certainty that surrender will consume them both. . . With a special letter from Sylvia Day

Pride, Prejudice & Pleasure

A Jane Austen Variation

Author: Georgette Brown

Publisher: Windcolor Press

ISBN: 9781942822387

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 8919

Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett. The untold, steamy hot story... While staying at Hunsford Parsonage, Miss Elizabeth ("Lizzy") Bennet befriends the clever and provocative Abby Trenwith, a woman dedicated to enlightening others in the pleasures of the flesh. Intrigued, Lizzy agrees to receive an education from a mentor appointed by her new friend. Little does she know that her masked mentor is the arrogant Mr. Darcy, a man who ruined her sister's prospects for marital happiness. Darcy, a longtime friend of Abby, is desperately looking for a way to take his mind off the clever and captivating Elizabeth Bennett. His identity hidden, Darcy accepts his new charge from Abby but finds that the new protege is remarkably similar in mannerism to Miss Elizabeth. When he discovers that his student and his obsession are one in the same, Darcy is torn between desire and obligation. Should he risk everything for a distant chance at something more? PRIDE, PREJUDICE & PLEASURE is a steamy historical romance that puts an unexpected twist on literature's most famous couple. If you like sultry chemistry, Regency trappings, and new takes on classic characters, then you'll love this super sexy retelling. Buy PRIDE, PREJUDICE & PLEASURE for a fun and sexy Regency read!

The Stranger I Married

Author: Sylvia Day

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 0758290667

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9059

Together For All The Wrong Reasons. . . The Marquess of Grayson never felt a twinge of guilt when he stole the beautiful Lady Pelham right out from under his best friend's nose. After all, they were well matched in all things--their sensual appetites, wicked wits, provocative reputations, and their absolute refusal to ruin their marriage of convenience by falling in love. But then a shocking turn of events sent her roguish husband from her side. Four years later, he has returned a powerful, irresistible man who is determined to seduce his way into her affections. No, this is not at all the man she married. But he is the man who might finally steal her heart. . . "Day plays on sensual themes with a lush grace." --RT Book Reviews

Eligible

A modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice

Author: Curtis Sittenfeld

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0812997611

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 1234

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Wonderfully tender and hilariously funny, Eligible tackles gender, class, courtship, and family as Curtis Sittenfeld reaffirms herself as one of the most dazzling authors writing today. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR AND THE TIMES (UK) This version of the Bennet family—and Mr. Darcy—is one that you have and haven’t met before: Liz is a magazine writer in her late thirties who, like her yoga instructor older sister, Jane, lives in New York City. When their father has a health scare, they return to their childhood home in Cincinnati to help—and discover that the sprawling Tudor they grew up in is crumbling and the family is in disarray. Youngest sisters Kitty and Lydia are too busy with their CrossFit workouts and Paleo diets to get jobs. Mary, the middle sister, is earning her third online master’s degree and barely leaves her room, except for those mysterious Tuesday-night outings she won’t discuss. And Mrs. Bennet has one thing on her mind: how to marry off her daughters, especially as Jane’s fortieth birthday fast approaches. Enter Chip Bingley, a handsome new-in-town doctor who recently appeared on the juggernaut reality TV dating show Eligible. At a Fourth of July barbecue, Chip takes an immediate interest in Jane, but Chip’s friend neurosurgeon Fitzwilliam Darcy reveals himself to Liz to be much less charming. . . . And yet, first impressions can be deceiving. Praise for Eligible “Even the most ardent Austenite will soon find herself seduced.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “Blissful . . . Sittenfeld modernizes the classic in such a stylish, witty way you’d guess even Jane Austen would be pleased.”—People (book of the week) “[A] sparkling, fresh contemporary retelling.”—Entertainment Weekly “[Sittenfeld] is the ideal modern-day reinterpreter. Her special skill lies not just in her clear, clean writing, but in her general amusement about the world, her arch, pithy, dropped-mike observations about behavior, character and motivation. She can spot hypocrisy, cant, self-contradiction and absurdity ten miles away. She’s the one you want to leave the party with, so she can explain what really happened. . . . Not since Clueless, which transported Emma to Beverly Hills, has Austen been so delightedly interpreted. . . . Sittenfeld writes so well—her sentences are so good and her story so satisfying. . . . As a reader, let me just say: Three cheers for Curtis Sittenfeld and her astute, sharp and ebullient anthropological interest in the human condition.”—Sarah Lyall, The New York Times Book Review “A clever, uproarious evolution of Austen’s story.”—The Denver Post “If there exists a more perfect pairing than Curtis Sittenfeld and Jane Austen, we dare you to find it. . . . Sittenfeld makes an already irresistible story even more beguiling and charming.”—Elle “A playful, wickedly smart retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.”—BuzzFeed “Sittenfeld is an obvious choice to re-create Jane Austen’s comedy of manners. [She] is a master at dissecting social norms to reveal the truths of human nature underneath.”—The Millions “A hugely entertaining and surprisingly unpredictable book, bursting with wit and charm.”—The Irish Times “An unputdownable retelling of the beloved classic.”—PopSugar

The Historical Romance Collection

Author: Sylvia Day

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0718178483

Category: Fiction

Page: 600

View: 4808

Four historical romance novels from bestselling author, Sylvia Day, now available in one exclusive e-bundle Seven Years to Sin - The book that inspired the international bestselling sensation, Bared to You. Seven years ago, young Lady Jessica Sheffield witnessed a scandalous seduction by the roguish Alistair Caulfield that remains constant in her dreams. So when newly widowed Jessica steps aboard Caulfield's ship for a transatlantic passage, years of denied pleasure and passion are unleashed in the most provocative way . . . The Stranger I Married - Lady Isabel Pelham and Gerard Faulkner, Marquess of Grayson, are well matched in all things - lusty appetites, constant paramours, provocative reputations, and their absolute refusal to ruin a marriage of convenience by falling in love. It is a most agreeable sham - until a shocking event sends Gerard from her side. When, four years later, Gerard returns, he is no longer the man she married - but is he the one to finally steal her heart? Pride and Pleasure - Pursued by fortune hunters, heiress Eliza Martin is the victim of diabolical scheming to get her to the altar. She won't be bullied, however, and she will get to the bottom of this plot. She needs a man to infiltrate her suitors and find the villain. The devilish and dangerous thief-taker Jasper Bond might just be the man for the job . . . Bad Boys Ahoy - Three classic erotic tales of wicked rakes and the flawless aristocratic young women whose hearts - and bodies - they melt. Including Stolen Pleasures, Lucien's Gamble and Her Mad Grace. Praise for Sylvia Day: 'Move over Danielle Steel and Jackie Collins, this is the dawn of a new Day' Amuse 'Several shades darker and a hundred degrees hotter than anything you've read before' Reveal

In the Flesh

Author: Sylvia Day

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 1617730572

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 9924

A story of seduction and surrender by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author . . . Dear Readers, Some of you may remember this story as Sapphire’s Worth. Written in 2004, a few brief excerpts were posted on my website and they were never forgotten—I’ve been receiving emails about Sapphire and Wulf ever since! In the Flesh was my second completed novel and although I have written many more since then, this Arabian Nights tale of seduction, power, and ultimate surrender holds a special place in my heart. Wulfric remains one of my favorite heroes. I hope he’ll become one of yours as well! With love, Sylvia

Ask for It

Author: Sylvia Day

Publisher: Brava

ISBN: 9780758214737

Category: Fiction

Page: 319

View: 6292

An agent of the Crown, Marcus Ashford, the Earl of Westfield, must protect his beautiful former fiance, Lady Hawthorne, who has in her possession a diary of secrets that many would kill to obtain, while igniting the flame of passion that still lingers between them. Reprint.

Taking the Heat

Author: Sylvia Day

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698154053

Category: Fiction

Page: 98

View: 5188

From Sylvia Day, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Crossfire novels, comes Taking the Heat, a novella of the Shadow Stalkers—where men in uniform are trained to enforce the rules. Out of uniform, those rules are made to be broken. He had three days to fix everything. Three days to remind her of how good they were together. She was a captive audience… Layla Creed and Deputy US Marshal Brian Simmons have a history that is as hot and heartbreaking as it is unforgettable. Now their paths have crossed once again. This time things are twice as hot. Layla—a protected witness—has been persuaded to come out of hiding and testify in a sensational murder trial. But as far as Brian’s concerned, there’s an even more pressing problem. Once Layla testifies she’ll get sucked back into the Witness Protection Program. A new identity, a new location, a new occupation—and a new inspector to check up on her. In other words, out of his life forever. There is one more option—take Layla and go on the run. Rekindling what they once had should be easy. But a stranger in their shadow has plans of his own, forcing Brian and Layla to risk everything in the name of love. Includes a preview of On Fire, another novella in the Shadow Stalkers series. Taking the Heat previously appeared in Men Out of Uniform Praise for the novels of Sylvia Day: “When it comes to brewing up scorchingly hot sexual chemistry, Day has few literary rivals.”—Booklist “… obliterates the competition.”—Joyfully Reviewed “A wild, high-altitude ride.”—USAToday.com

The Blue Zones of Happiness

Lessons from the World's Happiest People

Author: Dan Buettner

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426218486

Category: Blue zones

Page: 288

View: 8644

In this inspiring book, Buettner offers game-changing tools for setting up your life to be the happiest it can be. In these illuminating pages, you'll- Meet the world's Happiness All-Stars-inspiring individuals born in places around the world that nurture happiness as well as Americans boosting well-being in their own communities. Discover how the three strands of happiness-joy, purpose, and satisfaction-weave together in different ways to make Denmark, Costa Rica, and Singapore some of the world's happiest places. Use the Blue Zones Happiness Test to pinpoint areas in your life where change could bring more happiness-and then find practical steps to make those changes. Learn the Top 10 ways to create happiness, as revealed by a panel of the world's leading experts convened specifically for this project. Boost your own happiness by applying the lessons of Blue Zones Project communities-America's largest preventive health care project, which has already improved the health and happiness of millions of people across the United States.

Moving Politics

Emotion and ACT UP's Fight against AIDS

Author: Deborah B. Gould

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226305317

Category: Social Science

Page: 536

View: 4198

In the late 1980s, after a decade spent engaged in more routine interest-group politics, thousands of lesbians and gay men responded to the AIDS crisis by defiantly and dramatically taking to the streets. But by the early 1990s, the organization they founded, ACT UP, was no more—even as the AIDS epidemic raged on. Weaving together interviews with activists, extensive research, and reflections on the author’s time as a member of the organization, Moving Politics is the first book to chronicle the rise and fall of ACT UP, highlighting a key factor in its trajectory: emotion. Surprisingly overlooked by many scholars of social movements, emotion, Gould argues, plays a fundamental role in political activism. From anger to hope, pride to shame, and solidarity to despair, feelings played a significant part in ACT UP’s provocative style of protest, which included raucous demonstrations, die-ins, and other kinds of street theater. Detailing the movement’s public triumphs and private setbacks, Moving Politics is the definitive account of ACT UP’s origin, development, and decline as well as a searching look at the role of emotion in contentious politics.