Suite Seventeen

Black Lace Classics

Author: Portia Da Costa

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753524678

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8382

The Waverley Grange Country Hotel: where even the most innocent can submit to their deepest desires... After spying her neighbours having a kinky rendez-vous in their back garden, Annie Conroy is intrigued, and decides to check in to the hotel well known for its erotic and alluring guests. Under the stern but playful eye of exotic Master Valentino, Annie quickly discovers the hidden depths of her own sensuality, and surrenders herself to his power games. But dare she give her heart to a man who only answers to ‘Master’...? Give in to temptation with Suite Seventeen, an erotic romance from Portia Da Costa, the Sunday Times bestselling author of In Too Deep

Hotbed

Author: Portia Da Costa

Publisher: Virgin Books Limited

ISBN: 9780352347831

Category:

Page: 320

View: 6662

Black Lace -- the leading erotic imprint for women. How the other half live... Natalie and Patti are two sisters as opposite as can be. While Patti has been voraciously bedding a whole host of hunks, for shy and retiring Natalie, an illicit liaison is something she can only dream of. That is until she gives in to temptation and initiates a sexy encounter on a train with a complete stranger. Enamoured by the thrill of the chase, she opens herself up to a whole new world of seduction. From the Sunday Times bestselling author of In Too Deep.

The Stranger: Black Lace Classics

Author: Portia Da Costa

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753530937

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 904

Once she had got over the initial shock of the young man’s nudity, Claudia allowed herself to breathe properly again... When Claudia finds a sexy stranger near her home she discovers that he has lost his memory along with his clothes. Having turned her back on relationships since the death of her husband, Claudia finds herself scandalising her friends by inviting the stranger into her home and into her bed... From the Sunday Times bestselling author of In Too Deep

All You Can Eat

Author: Emma Holly

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448133424

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 9216

Sex, lies and murder... Frankie Smith is having a bad day: her boyfriend has just dumped her and she’s just found a dead body behind her café. Still, things look up when sexy local detective, Jack West, turns up to investigate. And when a stranger turns up at the diner looking for work,Frankie soon finds herself juggling two men and an increasingly kinky sex life...

In Too Deep

Author: Portia Da Costa

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753515989

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2567

I just want a taste of you. Or a touch. My fantasies about you plague my every waking hour. My only comfort is imagining that similar fantasies might obsess you too. When young librarian Gwendolynne Price finds increasingly erotic love notes to her in the suggestion box at work, she finds them both shocking and liberating. But who is her mystery admirer and how long will he be content to just admire her from afar...? A dark sensual romance to fuel your fantasies, as recommended in Tracey Cox’s ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ steamy reading list in the Daily Mail.

The Brooklyn Nine

Author: Alan M. Gratz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101014806

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6438

1845: Felix Schneider, an immigrant from Germany, cheers the New York Knickerbockers as they play Three-Out, All-Out. 1908: Walter Snider, batboy for the Brooklyn Superbas, arranges a team tryout for a black pitcher by pretending he is Cuban. 1945: Kat Snider of Brooklyn plays for the Grand Rapids Chicks in the All-American Girls Baseball League. 1981: Michael Flint fi nds himself pitching a perfect game during the Little League season at Prospect Park. And there are fi ve more Schneiders to meet. In nine innings, this novel tells the stories of nine successive Schneider kids and their connection to Brooklyn and baseball. As in all family histories and all baseball games, there is glory and heartache, triumph and sacrifi ce. And it ain?t over till it?s over.

Master of the Game

Author: Portia Da Costa

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753552000

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2216

Can a student become the master? Uninspired by her mundane office job, Joanna Darrell decides to throw herself into a new way of life that revolves around giving and receiving punishment. Drawn in by a chain of coincidences, like Alice in a decadent wonderland, she enters a parallel world of perversity and unusual pleasure. But can her experimenting really become a way of life? From Portia Da Costa, the Sunday Times bestselling author of In Too Deep and How to Seduce a Billionaire

Clear Pictures

First Loves First Guides

Author: Reynolds Price

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684847523

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 2577

The author of "A Long and Happy Life" and "Kate Vaiden" offers a memoir of his small-town Southern childhood, sketching vivid portraits of those who shaped him

The Anarchist Cookbook

Author: William Powell

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1387589660

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

View: 4837

The Anarchist Cookbook will shock, it will disturb, it will provoke. It places in historical perspective an era when "Turn on, Burn down, Blow up" are revolutionary slogans of the day. Says the author" "This book... is not written for the members of fringe political groups, such as the Weatherman, or The Minutemen. Those radical groups don't need this book. They already know everything that's in here. If the real people of America, the silent majority, are going to survive, they must educate themselves. That is the purpose of this book." In what the author considers a survival guide, there is explicit information on the uses and effects of drugs, ranging from pot to heroin to peanuts. There i detailed advice concerning electronics, sabotage, and surveillance, with data on everything from bugs to scramblers. There is a comprehensive chapter on natural, non-lethal, and lethal weapons, running the gamut from cattle prods to sub-machine guns to bows and arrows.

The Ninety Days of Genevieve

Author: Lucinda Carrington

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460322509

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 5054

He's an arrogant, worldly entrepreneur who always gets what he wants. And what he wants is for Genevieve to spend the next ninety days submitting to his every desire… The dark sensual tale of love and obsession that has become a classic the world over.

The Equalizer

A Novel

Author: Michael Sloan

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250041961

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 6702

Atoning for illicit deeds as a former CIA covert ops officer by offering free help to those in need, Robert McCall conducts acts of vigilante justice on the streets of New York before finding himself pitted against Russian drug lords and a formidable adversary, in a novel that ties into the classic 80s TV show the author created, as well as the forthcoming film version. TV & Movie tie-in.

Kiss It Better

Author: Portia Da Costa

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780352345219

Category: Fiction

Page: 266

View: 1158

A meeting of mind, body, and soul unleashes erotic fireworks. Jay Bentley is in pursuit of a woman who has haunted his fantasies since a brief meeting in his youth. Sandy Jackson’s dreams are filled with heated images of a handsome Prince Charming she once encountered, a man who will kiss everything better and thrill her with glorious, dangerous lust.

A Book of Scoundrels

Author: Charles Whibley

Publisher: 1st World Publishing

ISBN: 1595400621

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 686

There are other manifestations of greatness than to relieve suffering or to wreck an empire. Julius Caesar and John Howard are not the only heroes who have smiled upon the world. In the supreme adaptation of means to an end there is a constant nobility, for neither ambition nor virtue is the essential of a perfect action. How shall you contemplate with indifference the career of an artist whom genius or good guidance has compelled to exercise his peculiar skill, to indulge his finer aptitudes? A masterly theft rises in its claim to respect high above the reprobation of the moralist. The scoundrel, when once justice is quit of him, has a right to be appraised by his actions, not by their effect; and he dies secure in the knowledge that he is commonly more distinguished, if he be less loved, than his virtuous contemporaries. While murder is wellnigh as old as life, property and the pocket invented theft, late-born among the arts. It was not until avarice had devised many a cunning trick for the protection of wealth, until civilisation had multiplied the forms of portable property, that thieving became a liberal and an elegant profession. True, in pastoral society, the lawless man was eager to lift cattle, to break down the barrier between robbery and warfare. But the contrast is as sharp between the savagery of the ancient reiver and the polished performance of Captain Hind as between the daub of the pavement and the perfection of Velasquez.

The ring and the book

Author: Robert Browning

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 530

The Accidental

Author: Ali Smith

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307279758

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4066

Filled with Ali Smith's trademark wordplay and inventive storytelling, here is the dizzyingly entertaining, wickedly humorous story of a mysterious stranger whose sudden appearance during a family’s summer holiday transforms four variously unhappy people. Each of the Smarts—parents Eve and Michael, son Magnus, and the youngest, daughter Astrid—encounter Amber in his or her own solipsistic way, but somehow her presence allows them to see their lives (and their life together) in a new light. Smith’s narrative freedom and exhilarating facility with language propel the novel to its startling, wonderfully enigmatic conclusion.

Fireworks Over Toccoa

A Novel

Author: Jeffrey Stepakoff

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429937238

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 4575

Every so often that story comes along that reminds us of what it's like to experience love for the first time—against the odds, when you least expect it, and with such passion that it completely changes you forever. An unexpected discovery takes eighty-four-year-old Lily Davis Woodward to 1945, and the five days that forever changed her life. Married for only a week before her husband was sent to fight in WWII, Lily is anxious for his return, and the chance to begin their life together. In honor of the soldiers' homecoming, the small Georgia town of Toccoa plans a big celebration. And Jake Russo, a handsome Italian immigrant, also back from war, is responsible for the elaborate fireworks display the town commissioned. But after a chance encounter in a star-lit field, he steals Lily's heart and soul--and fulfills her in ways her socially-minded, upper-class family cannot. Now, torn by duty to society and her husband--and the poor, passionate man who might be her only true love--Lily must choose between a commitment she's already made and a love she's never known before. Fireworks Over Toccoa takes us to a moment in time that will resonate with readers long after the book's unforgettable conclusion. A devastating and poignant story, this debut novel will resonate with anyone who believes in love.

Observations and Predictions of Eclipse Times by Early Astronomers

Author: J.M. Steele

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401595283

Category: History

Page: 324

View: 2914

Eclipses have long been seen as important celestial phenomena, whether as omens affecting the future of kingdoms, or as useful astronomical events to help in deriving essential parameters for theories of the motion of the moon and sun. This is the first book to collect together all presently known records of timed eclipse observations and predictions from antiquity to the time of the invention of the telescope. In addition to cataloguing and assessing the accuracy of the various records, which come from regions as diverse as Ancient Mesopotamia, China, and Europe, the sources in which they are found are described in detail. Related questions such as what type of clocks were used to time the observations, how the eclipse predictions were made, and how these prediction schemes were derived from the available observations are also considered. The results of this investigation have important consequences for how we understand the relationship between observation and theory in early science and the role of astronomy in early cultures, and will be of interest to historians of science, astronomers, and ancient and medieval historians.

Les Miserables, Volume I

Fantine: Unabridged Bilingual Edition: English-French

Author: Victor Hugo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780986400667

Category:

Page: 594

View: 6503

Volume one of five The unabridged form of this story runs to over 1,900 pages in either French or English, necessitating multiple volumes of this bilingual edition, which is designed to assist those learning French. The original French text appears on the right-hand pages of the book, with the corresponding English translation on the left-hand pages. Other bilingual books available from Sleeping Cat Books: "The Picture of Dorian Gray Selected Works of Edgar Allan Poe Fables of Jean de La Fontaine Candide Shakespeare's Sonnets New Fairy Tales for Small Children The Tales of Mother Goose The Count of Monte Cristo The Last of the Mohicans Madame Bovary"

One Year to an Organized Life

From Your Closets to Your Finances, the Week-by-Week Guide to Getting Completely Organized for Good

Author: Regina Leeds

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0738212687

Category: House & Home

Page: 320

View: 1781

Who would you be if you felt at peace and had more time and money? An organized life enables you to have more freedom, less aggravation, better health, and to get more done. For nearly twenty years, Regina Leeds-named Best Organizer by Los Angeles magazine-has helped even the messiest turn their lives around. Anyone can get organized-she'll prove it to you! One Year to an Organized Life is a unique week-by-week approach that you can begin at any time of year. Regina helps you break down tasks and build routines over time so that life becomes simple, not overwhelming. Master time management Make your kitchen efficient Permanently organize closets and drawers Deal with your finances Reclaim “dumping grounds” like the guest room, garage and basement Declutter the kids' rooms Organize your travel plans-and the vacation photos and souvenirs Entertain with joy Regina reveals her magic formula for organizing anything, plus her method to stop the chronic cycles of clutter, misplaced items, and lateness. Whether you're living in chaos or just looking for new ways to simplify, this essential book will help you get the whole household organized-and stay that way.

Basquiat

A Quick Killing in Art

Author: Phoebe Hoban

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504034503

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 7521

A New York Times Notable Book: This national bestseller is a vivid biography of the meteoric rise and tragic death of art star Jean-Michel Basquiat Painter Jean-Michel Basquiat was the Jimi Hendrix of the art world. In less than a decade, he went from being a teenage graffiti artist to an international art star; he was dead of a drug overdose at age twenty-seven. Basquiat’s brief career spanned the giddy 1980s art boom and epitomized its outrageous excess. A legend in his own lifetime, Basquiat was a fixture of the downtown scene, a wild nexus of music, fashion, art, and drugs. Along the way, the artist got involved with many of the period’s most celebrated personalities, from his friendships with Keith Haring and Andy Warhol to his brief romantic fling with Madonna. Nearly thirty years after his death, Basquiat’s story—and his art—continue to resonate and inspire. Posthumously, Basquiat is more successful than ever, with international retrospectives, critical acclaim, and multimillion dollar sales. Widely considered to be a major twentieth-century artist, Basquiat’s work has permeated the culture, from hip-hop shout-outs to a plethora of products. A definitive biography of this charismatic figure, Basquiat: A Quick Killing in Art is as much a portrait of the era as a portrait of the artist; an incisive exposé of the eighties art market that paints a vivid picture of the rise and fall of the graffiti movement, the East Village art scene, and the art galleries and auction houses that fueled his meteoric career. Basquiat resurrects both the painter and his time.