Sassy heroines and irresistible heroes embark on sizzling sexual adventures as they play the game of modern love and lust. Expect fast paced reads with plenty of steamy encounters. Why wait for the wedding night? Tying the Knot Jessie might not forgive Leo for his long-ago betrayal, but after one scorching kiss, she can't fight the chemistry any more. But a girl can't base her future on great sex. Or can she? Take This Man Can hunky Drew convince Annie that he's the man for her? All he has to do is sweep her off her feet. . . then make her forget that he's a much younger man... Bedded Bliss When playboy billionaire Ajay is ready for real commitment, he thinks sexy, sensible Mallory is his woman. Too bad her only desire is to experience his prowess in bed!
Making Likenesses in Time, Trade, and Ritual Reconfigurations
Author: Jeannette Mageo
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Category: Social Science
How do images circulating in Pacific cultures and exchanged between them and their many visitors transform meanings for all involved? This fascinating collection explores how through mimesis, wayfarers and locales alike borrow images from one another to expand their cultural repertoire of meanings or borrow images from their own past to validate their identities.
Using the example of Eichstatt, this book challenges current witchcraft historiography by arguing that the gender of the witch-suspect was a product of the interrogation process and that the stable communities affected by persecution did not collude in its escalation.
The Old Testament books of wisdom and poetry carry themselves differently from those of the Pentateuch, the histories or the prophets. The divine voice does not peal from Sinai, there are no narratives carried along by prophetic interpretation, nor are oracles declaimed by a prophet. Here Scripture often speaks in the words of human response to God and God's world. The hymns, laments and thanksgivings of Israel, the dirge of Lamentations, the questionings of Qohelet, the love poetry of the Song of Songs, the bold drama of Job, and the proverbial wisdom of Israel all offer their textures to this great body of biblical literature. Then too there are the finely crafted stories of Ruth and Esther that narrate the silent providence of God in the course of Israelite and Jewish lives. Coverage of each biblical book includes an introduction to the book itself as well as separate articles on its ancient Near Eastern background and its history of interpretation. Additional articles amply explore the literary dimensions of Hebrew poetry and prose, including acrostic, ellipsis, inclusio, intertextuality, parallelism and rhyme. And there are well-rounded treatments of Israelite wisdom and Wisdom literature, including wisdom poems, sources and theology. In addition, a wide range of interpretive approaches is canvassed in articles on hermeneutics, feminist interpretation, form criticism, historical criticism, rhetorical criticism and social-scientific approaches. The Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings is sure to command shelf space within arm's reach of any student, teacher or preacher working in this portion of biblical literature.
Geographical Perspectives on Globalization and Touristed Landscapes
Author: Alan A Lew
The seductiveness of touristed landscapes is simultaneously local and global, as travelled places are formed and reworked by the activities of diverse, mobile people, in their desires to experience situated, sensuous qualities of difference. Cartier and Lew’s interesting and informative book explores contemporary issues in travel and tourism and human geography, and the complex cultural, political, and economic activities at stake in touristed landscapes as a result of globalization. This book assesses travel and tourism as simultaneously cultural and economic processes, through ideas about place seduction and the formation of landscapes. Throughout, examples are given from urban and environmental touristed landscapes, from major world cities to tropical islands, and chapter contributions include: an analysis of the representational character of landscape and the built environment historic constructions of place seduction the importance of class, racial, and gender dimensions of place how mobility and the seduction of place orient identity formation the environmental impacts of tourism economies. Broad in scope, this book is ideal for social scientists and humanists who are interested in contemporary debates about place studies, mobility, and the located realities of globalization.
New York Times bestselling author Amanda Quick returns with a thrilling new venture into romance and mystery, featuring the most unusual, highly compatible--undeniably combustible--pairing of Tobias March and his mesmerizing partner, Lavinia Lake. An invitation to a country house party at Beaumont Castle provides a perfect solution to Tobias and Lavinia’s most exasperating challenge: how to escape the chaos of London for a remote, relaxing--and above all romantic--retreat from prying eyes and wagging tongues. But the lovers’ plans are foiled when their first cozy interlude of the weekend is disrupted by the appearance of a stunning woman from Tobias’s past. Aspasia Gray’s beauty is as haunting as her connection to Tobias. Her long-deceased fiancé was a friend of his--in addition to being an eccentric assassin. The mysterious nature of the bond between Tobias and Aspasia makes Lavinia more than a little uncomfortable. Especially as her first encounter with Aspasia occurs when she finds her in Tobias’s bedchamber... It seems Aspasia is seeking protection--and solace--after receiving an ominous message that eerily recalls the past. Suddenly the obstacles standing betweenTobias and Lavinia appear greater than just a little London gossip--and far more deadly.When events at the castle suggest someone is imitating the dead killer’s methods, the team of Lake and March fervently pursue the investigation--and each other--as their leads take them from Society’s most elegant haunts--and most discreet hideaways--to London’s shadiest backstreets. As their relationship heats up, so does the intrigue. Soon Lavinia will have to employ all her talents to flummox the scoundrel who so rudely interrupted her rendezvous. And then she and Tobias can get back to more pleasurable affairs. From the Hardcover edition.
The Sinful Seduction (The Sinful Secrets Series #4) The Inheritance collection Billionaire Harold Hopewell traveled the world, encountering people and letting their stories touch him. In death, he is giving back, leaving an unusual will filled with life-altering bequests to the people he met along the way. Self-made billionaire and recluse, Thaddeus Lambert doesn’t have time for love or marriage or a family until he receives the services of Jazz Jones, a professional matchmaker, as an unexpected—and unwanted—inheritance from a man whose opinion meant the world to him. As much as he’d like to refuse Harold’s gift, it would solve a number of personal problems, such as providing a mother for the introverted niece he’s taken in after the tragic death of her parents. Unfortunately, none of the prospective brides suit his very specific requirements. There is one woman who appeals, Jazz Jones, though she’s totally wrong for the position of wife and mother. She is perfect for his attempt at a most delicious and sinful seduction. But once seduced, how can he bear to let her go? Other books in The Sinful Secrets Series: Mail-Order Husband (Book #1) The Wedding Night (Book #2) The Secret Baby (Book #3) The Sinful Seduction (Book #4) Available May 3, 2016 Mail-Order Wife (Book #5) Coming in 2016 Other books in The Inheritance collection: Kathryn Shay A Burning Passion (Hidden Cove Firefighters series, Book 8) Available March 8, 2016 Barbara Keiler Take the Long Way Home (The Magic Jukebox, Book #6) Available March 15, 2016 Patricia McLinn Where Love Lives (Wyoming Wildflowers, Book #6) Available April 19, 2016 Day Leclaire The Sinful Seduction (The Sinful Secrets Series, Book #4) Available May 3, 2016 Lisa Mondello The Wedding Dress (Texas Hearts Series, Book #7) Available May 17, 2016 Jean Brashear Texas Sweet (Texas Heroes, Book #18) Available June 21, 2016 Margaret Daley Deadly Legacy (Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations, Book 7) Available July 18, 2016 Kathy Carmichael Abby’s Cowboy (The Texas Two-Step Series Book 6) Available August 16, 2016 Julia Kent Shopping for an Heir (Shopping for a Billionaire series Book 10) Available September 20, 2016 Trish McCallan Bound by Betrayal (Bound By series #4) Available October 18, 2016 Teresa Hill Entrusted to the SEAL (The McRaes Series Book 6) Available November 15, 2016 Amy Gamet Sheltered by the SEAL (HERO Force Series) Available December 20, 2016