Florida's orange trees are dying at the root, and the only solution is to find samples of the original root stock from the seeds planted 500 years ago. No one is better equipped to traverse the swamps and murky back country of Florida than Hannah, but once word leaks out of her quest, the real trouble begins. Tall Premium Edition.P. Putnam's Sons.
Opal Singleton is President and CEO of Million Kids and Training and Outreach Coordinator for Riverside County Anti Human Trafficking Task Force. Opal trains thousands of government agencies, school administrators, corporations, civic groups and faith based organizations about how to prevent human trafficking. She sits with parents of missing kids and talks with teens who are being "Sextorted" with a naked photo. Sometimes the young people are coerced or forced into prostitution. This is human trafficking and it is the fastest growing crime in the U.S. Opal has recognized a disturbing trend. Each encounter with a stranger, every illicit photo represents an opportunity for exploitation. With advancing technology violence and sex can be portrayed in ways that parallel reality. The result is a generation of "Desensitized Teenagers." We are at a unique time in history. We have a generation of teens who have never NOT known the Internet and parents that are techno-phobic. Parents give kids devices that open the door to over a million predators that can influence a child's thinking on morality, spirituality and sexuality while they are competing for approval in a fantasy world. Apps, social media and online gaming allow ACCESS, GROOMING, RECRUITMENT AND EXPLOITATION of our young people by total strangers. This book is not just an Internet Safety program. It is a parent and grandparent empowerment tool. IT IS REAL. IT IS EYE OPENING. IT COULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE AND THE LIFE OF YOUR FAMILY.
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.
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?
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….
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…
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.
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.
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.
Lachlan MacDonald has conquered so many men on the battlefield—and so many women in the bedroom—that he is virtually undefeated. But one unlucky tryst with a seductive witch has cursed him forever. Now, any women he makes love to will be doomed for eternity... Lady Catherine is a beautiful lass of elite origin—or so she is told. Suffering from amnesia, she is desperate to find the truth about who she really is...or, at the very least, meet someone who inspires an intense memory or emotion. When she first lays eyes on Lachlan MacDonald, Catherine has a sixth sense that he holds the key that will unlock her past—and maybe even her heart. But how could she know that the passion she ignites in this lusty warrior's heart could consume—and destroy—them both? Julianne MacLean's Seduced by the Highlander is an engrossing, sizzling historical romance.
They were once orphans from London's roughest slums. Now they are students of Mrs. Merlin's Academy for Select Young Ladies, learning the techniques of spying and seduction. Bold, beautiful, and oh-so-dangerous, they are England's ultimate secret weapons... Hot-tempered and a warrior to the bone, Shannon is the most daring of "Merlin Maidens." Her assignment: stop the fiendishly cruel assassin who is targeting a top British ballistics expert's family. Marshalling her intelligence, fighting skills, and weapons is easy. Being forced to work with the rakishly handsome Russian spy she loathes is something else. Witty, resourceful, and notorious for his rakish charm with women, Alexandr Orlov tempts Shannon's fierce reserve and lithe body to win her trust. But in the remote Scottish castle where they are sent to protect the innocent, their games of parry and thrust could end in death. A ruthless enemy is watching...and planning to turn their passion into the most dangerous weapon of all.
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…
Derek Harper, a young African-American man who dreams of becoming a successful songwriter, pursues his ambitions amid the colorful fast lane of the 1980s music industry, with only his parents to act as his conscience during his odyssey. By the author of Urban Romance.
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. She claimed she'd never fall for a musician—being starstruck wasn't her style. But that wouldn't stop Ward. Ana made him want things he hadn't wanted in much too long. So he'd pursue her…and with one kiss turn the tables on this innocent, leaving her begging for his touch.
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?
How Global Elites Use Women's Labor and Ideas to Exploit the World
Author: Hester Eisenstein
Category: Social Science
In a pioneering reinterpretation of the role of mainstream feminism, Eisenstein shows how the ruling elites of developed countries utilize women's labor and the ideas of women's liberation and empowerment to maintain their economic and political power, both at home and abroad. Her explorations range from the abolition of "welfare as we know it" and the ending of the family wage in the United States to the creation of export-processing zones in the global South that depend on women's "nimble fingers"; and from the championing of microcredit as a path to women's empowerment in the global South to the claim of women's presumed liberation in the West as an ideological weapon in the war on terrorism. Eisenstein challenges activists and intellectuals to recognize that international feminism is at a fateful crossroads, and argues that it is crucial for feminists to throw in their lot with the progressive forces that are seeking alternatives to globalized corporate capitalism.
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!
Seduced by Innocence Terri Wainwright's ice-princess facade hid a depth of passion that no man had ever touched—but that Maurizio Vanzani could set afire with a look from his intense eyes. Still, Terri had no time to get involved with any man. She had come to Venice to find her missing brother—and to meet her long-lost mother. But Maurizio wouldn't be ignored, and soon Terri found herself caring for the enigmatic stranger who seemed caught up in his dark quest for revenge. But what part did Terri play in his scheme…and would the price she paid be her heart?
Allison comes to 1870s San Francisco to learn the truth about her past and finds herself swept up in a mystery involving her father's last case and a handsome Barbary Coast gambler named Will McKendrick. Original.