THE STORY: Henry Hackamore, reputed to be the richest man in the world, is now a bearded, aged recluse, who lives on the top floor of a Caribbean luxury hotel, attended by his bodyguard-nurse, Raul. Paranoid, desperately lonely and obsessed by a fe
There’s no matchmaking an unruly heart When a prominent Scottish family faces a major scandal weeks before their daughter’s wedding, they turn in desperation to the enigmatic fixer for the aristocracy, Nichol Bain. Remarkably skilled at making high-profile problems go away, Nichol understands the issue immediately. The family’s raven-haired ward, Maura Darby, has caught the wandering eye—and rather untoward advances—of the groom. Nichol assuredly escorts Maura toward his proposed solution: an aging bachelor for her to marry. But rebellious Maura has no interest in marrying a stranger, especially when her handsome traveling companion has captivated her so completely. Thankfully, Nichol loves a challenge, but traveling with the bold and brash Maura has him viewing her as far more than somebody’s problem. Which raises a much bigger issue—how can he possibly elude disaster when the heart of the problem is his own?
Lawyer Ryan Matthews wanted sexy Jessica Newman the moment he saw her. And she seemed to want him, too, but something was holding her back. So now Ryan decides it's time to launch a sensual assault. He is going to have Jessica in his bed—and he isn't above tempting her with her own forbidden fantasies to do it…. Jessica isn't really playing hard to get. In fact, she's pretty sure a relationship with Ryan wouldn't work…although faced with Ryan's plan to seduce her senseless, she can't exactly remember why. She's constantly on edge, wondering what sensual scheme, what erotic pleasure Ryan has in store for her. She's definitely enjoying the chase—but does she dare let Ryan finally catch her?
Shorn of her glorious raven tresses and dressed as a man, Lady Antonia Lamb became Lord Anthony Lamb, desperate to keep the property entailed to her twin brother, who is missing at sea. Trapped—and liberated—by her masquerade, Tony meets her new guardian, the devastatingly dangerous Adam Savage, who has returned from his plantation in Ceylon, determined to turn the innocent "boy" into a worldly man. From the Paperback edition.
‘I will have you’ Nothing could tempt widower Ward Miller from his self-imposed seclusion. Until the private celebrity met his new ‘handler,’ the beautiful, no-nonsense Ana Rodriguez. While he’d only stepped back into the spotlight for the worthy charity Ana ran, having her by his side was the benefit he truly wanted.
Sofia Marino is a hot actress with a big problem. Burned out FBI agent Joe Bogart just wants to be left alone. The last thing he needs is to become entangled with red-hot Sofia on a mission to save not only themselves, but their loved ones. Original.
The Allure and Contradictory Messages of the Popular Saga
Author: Natalie Wilson
Category: Literary Criticism
Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga has maintained a tight grip on the contemporary cultural imagination. This timely and critical work examines how the Twilight series offers addictively appealing messages about love, romance, sex, beauty and body image, and how these charged themes interact with cultural issues regarding race, class, gender and sexuality. Through a careful analysis of the texts, the fandom and the current socio-historical climate, this work argues that the success of the Twilight series stems chiefly from Meyer’s negotiation of cultural mores.
Fresh from scandal in India, headstrong Genia Vernon is being shipped off to England, where she faces a gray future as companion to her aged aunt. When she meets arrogant rake Blade Maxwell on board, she has her one and only chance for a hot, passionate fling... Blade wants to sow his wild oats one last time before duty forces him to marry. And being in such close proximity to fiery Genia has him more than tempted to break his golden rule—to never seduce a virgin!
While chasing her runaway brother through the dark alleys of Venice, Terri trips and falls into the canal. Maurizio immediately jumps in after her, rescuing Terri from a watery grave. After a warm shower back at the hotel, the night heats up even further as the two unite in a bout of fiery passion. The next morning, Maurizio's heart weighs heavy with guilt. He loves Terri, but he’s been deceiving her all along…
Terri has come to Venice in order to search for her missing brother. Upon reaching her hotel, she's greeted by a tall, handsome man. Though she treats him like a porter, Terri soon learns from another employee that he is none other than the hotel's owner, Maurizio Vazani. Left red faced and mortified, her phone rings. It's the big man himself, calling with a dinner invitation…
Lydia Veratia made one mistake—and now her freedom is forfeit to the man all Rome knows as the Sea Wolf. Sold into marriage, the one thing over which she still has control is her own desire. So when Fabius Aro offers her a wager—if she doesn't plead for his kisses in the next seven days, then she will have her independence—Lydia thinks it will be easily won. But Aro is a dangerously attractive man. And Lydia is finding his lips more and more tempting….
How "The Graduate" Became the Touchstone of a Generation
Author: Beverly Gray
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Category: Performing Arts
“Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me. Aren’t you?” When The Graduate premiered in December 1967, its filmmakers had only modest expectations attached to what seemed to be a small, sexy, art house comedy adapted from an obscure first novel by an eccentric twenty-four-year-old. There was little indication that this offbeat story--a young man just out of college has an affair with one of his parents’ friends and then runs off with her daughter--would turn out to be a monster hit, with an extended run in theaters and seven Academy Award nominations. The film catapulted an unknown actor, Dustin Hoffman, to stardom with a role that is now permanently engraved in our collective memories. And just as it turned the word plastics into shorthand for soulless work and a corporate, consumer culture, The Graduate sparked a national conversation about what came to be called “the generation gap.” Now, in time for this iconic film’s fiftieth birthday, author Beverly Gray offers up a smart close reading of the film itself and vivid, never-before-revealed details from behind the scenes of the production--including all the drama and decision-making of the cast and crew. For movie buffs and pop culture fans, Seduced by Mrs. Robinson brings to light The Graduate’s huge influence on the future of filmmaking, and it explores how this unconventional movie rocked the late sixties world, both reflecting and changing the era’s views of sex, work, and marriage.
Patrick's last and most popular anthology is to be republished in a new edition. John Patrick's last anthology is now released in a new second edition! Seduced 2 is a huge collection of steamy, erotic tales about men who make an art of seduction, tempt the young and inexperienced. In the tradition Patrick's best sellers Barely Legal, Juniors, and Dreamboys, comes this long awaited reprint of this ?true life experience series?. Also included are ?Hollywood Nights, ? a novella by John Patrick, ?The Year the Pigs Were Aloft, ? an erotic novel by John Butler, and ?A Brigade of Boys, ? an erotic novella by Peter Eros.
Wanted: Wife and Mother Michael Grayson needed a wife. He had custody of his orphaned niece, but her rich, ruthless grandmother wanted the girl, and Michael was afraid he'd lose the child. Still, he wouldn't have to worry—if sensuous, beautiful Amanda Bennett would agree to become his instant bride, proving to the authorities that Michael could provide a stable home. But Amanda had been burned before. She knew all about men who pretended to offer love but only wanted a live-in housekeeper. While she'd grown fond of the little girl, she'd also fallen hard for the man—and she wouldn't be seduced into marriage unless he proved his intentions were honorable.
Love at first kiss? As one of Italy’s most powerful businessmen, Romeo Morretti spends his days brokering multimillion-dollar deals and his nights romancing Europe’s most beautiful women. But a chance encounter at a busy intersection sends the international playboy’s life hurling in a new direction. The desire that ignites between Romeo and lush Caribbean beauty Zoe Smith is impossible to resist. Their intimate display becomes public under Milan’s bright Christmas lights when a blog leaks their secret affair and they’re touted as the city’s newest celebrity couple. Between glittering A-list events and candlelit dinners at Romeo’s villa, Zoe is living a life of glamour and endless pleasure alongside the dangerously handsome tycoon. Their high-profile holiday romance could even save her PR job at prestigious fashion house Casa Di Moda. Until secrets and lies threaten their passionate bond. Amid doubt and distrust, Romeo is accused of a crime that endangers his financial empire. He will have to fight to clear his name before they can share a future under the mistletoe…
International playboy Immanuel Morretti is ready to reunite with his family and settle down with one special woman. When he rescues Dionne Fontaine from a dangerous attacker, he knows in his heart that he's found her. From Seattle to Venice, Immanuel showers her with romantic dinners and intimate nights. Will an explosive secret from Dionne's past sabotage their future together?