A Little Bit Like Desire

Author: Brooke Blaine

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform



Page: 326

View: 841

What if you had everything in the world you wanted...except the man you never knew you needed? Shaw Jennings, the seductive, enigmatic owner of Body Electric Tattoo works hard and plays even harder. He's built a life he's proud of, and though that doesn't include a significant other, he's got plenty of sexy men to keep his bed warm at night. None of them have ever made Shaw sit up and take notice for long, though. But that all changes when a famous rock star walks through his door. Trent Knox had the world in the palm of his hand as the lead singer of TBD, one of the biggest rock bands in history...until the day he walked away. A getaway to South Haven Island seems like the perfect place for Trent to find himself again and reignite his passion for music. But what he never expects is to find his muse in a six-five, tatted-up badass whose sinful smile he can't get out of his mind. The only problem? Trent's a notorious womanizer, and Shaw isn't interested in being someone's experiment-muse or otherwise. But in a town as small as this one, Shaw is finding it more and more difficult to keep the persistent rocker at arm's length. As the tension between them builds, maybe it's time to finally give in and get carried away with something a little bit like...desire.

Harlequin Desire October 2021 - Box Set 1 of 2

Author: Maisey Yates

Publisher: Harlequin


Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 869

Be transported to the luxurious worlds of American tycoons, ranchers and family dynasties. Get ready for bold encounters and sizzling chemistry. Harlequin® Desire brings you all this and more with these three new full-length titles in one collection! This box set includes: Rancher’s Christmas Storm Gold Valley Vineyards By New York Times bestselling author Maisey Yates Things have been tense since rancher Jericho Smith’s most recent acquisition – Honey Cooper’s family winery. What she thought was her inheritance now belongs to her brother’s infuriatingly handsome best friend. But when they’re forced together during a snowstorm, there’s no escaping the heat between them… Just a Little Married Moonlight Ridge By Reese Ryan To claim her inheritance, philanthropist Riley George makes a marriage deal with the celebrity chef catering her gala — Travis Holloway, her ex. Needing the capital for his family’s resort, Travis agrees. It’s strictly business until renewed sparks and long-held secrets threaten everything… The Ex Upstairs Dynasties: The Carey Center By USA TODAY bestselling author Maureen Child A decade ago, Henry Porter spent one hot night with Amanda Carey before parting on bad terms. Both powerful executives now, he’s intentionally bought property she needs. To find out why, Amanda goes undercover as his new maid…only to be tempted by him again… For more stories filled with scandal and powerful heroes, look for Harlequin® Desire’s October 2021 Box set 2 of 2.

Harlequin Desire January 2017 - Box Set 1 of 2

An Anthology

Author: Maureen Child

Publisher: Harlequin


Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 445

Do you love stories with sexy, romantic heroes who have it all—wealth, status, and incredibly good looks? Harlequin® Desire brings you all this and more with these three new full-length titles in one collection! THE TYCOON'S SECRET CHILD Texas Cattleman's Club: Blackmail by Maureen Child When CEO Wesley Jackson's Twitter account is hacked, it's to reveal that he has a secret daughter! Amidst scandal, he tracks down his old fling, but can he convince her he's truly ready to be a father—and a husband? THE RANCHER'S NANNY BARGAIN Callahan's Clan by Sara Orwig Millionaire Cade Callahan needs a nanny for his baby girl, but hiring his best friend's gorgeous, untouchable sister might have been a mistake! Especially once he can no longer deny the heat between them… SINGLE MOM, BILLIONAIRE BOSS Billionaire Brothers Club by Sheri WhiteFeather Single mother Meagan Quinn has paid a price for her past mistakes, but when her sexy billionaire boss gives her a second chance, is she walking into a trap…or into a new life—with him? Look for Harlequin® Desire's January 2017 Box set 2 of 2, filled with even more scandalous stories and powerful heroes!

Very Much Like Desire

Short Stories

Author: Diane Lefer

Publisher: Carnegie Mellon Series in Shor


Category: Fiction

Page: 202

View: 868

Diane Lefer's stories are pure, and purely wonderful, surprises. Odd situations that occur at the intersection of hope and fate. Protagonists peculiar in the best sense -- specific, instantly recognizable, new friends. Each of these stories demonstrates not only Lefer's talent, but her great compassion for the human enterprise.

Cottage Lake Soliloquy

Author: John E. Shephard Jr.

Publisher: Trafford Publishing


Category: Self-Help

Page: 692

View: 825

Cottage Lake Soliloquy is a guide to spiritual enlightenment in the form of a novel. It is primarily a tale of transformation about a year in the lives of two people, husband and wife, as they confront personal and professional challenges with their children on a lake in the woods in the small town of Forestville. The narrative unfolds through alternating chapters on each protagonist while weaving their stories together. Jay, a psychotherapist, and Bea, the head of a Student-Exchange company, encounter Leroy, part psychic part teacher, who guides them on a journey of self-realization through a series of dialogues by using their problems as opportunities for growth. Elements of the story include intense and insightful therapy sessions, lush and lyrical descriptions of nature, travel to foreign lands, alcohol and drug use, romance, intrigue, deception and betrayal. A handbook to awakening, the saga intertwines poetry, songs, quotations, essays and stream of consciousness thought in a unique and engrossing style of epic proportions while leading the reader towards his or her own spiritual awareness.

Transcultural Marketing

Author: Marye Tharp

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 402

View: 500

Because American consumers transmigrate between social identities in expressing their values and affiliations, marketers must apply transcultural marketing methods and offer a cultural values proposition to build long-term customer relationships. This unique book weaves these topics into profiles of 9 influential American subcultures currently shaping their members marketplace choices.

Already There

Letting God Find You

Author: Mark Mossa

Publisher: St Anthony Messenger Press


Category: Religion

Page: 151

View: 840

For young adults, the desire to say something meaningful about our human experience lies at the core of our spiritual life. Once we've made this initial connection, Mossa writes, we must complete the connection by eventually making God and other people a part of it. We need only to take some time to reflect on our experiences--which this book helps us to do--and we'll see that God has already been trying to communicate with us in unexpected and surprising ways.

I Met A Monk

Eight Weeks to Love, Happiness and Freedom

Author: Rose Elliot

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited


Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 1000

Are you having a good day, enjoying the here and now, appreciating all that you have? OR ... Are you stressed, anxious and worrying about the future? Chances are it’s the second one. But it doesn’t have to be that way – Buddhism offers a truly life-changing point of view that can make everyday stress a thing of the past. But what is Buddhism anyway? Join renowned vegetarian chef Rose Elliot and a diverse group of people as they gather in her sitting room to learn about mindfulness meditation from the wise and witty Buddhist monk Rose has invited into her home. Brimming with inspiring insights and peppered with humour, I Met a Monk introduces mindfulness meditation and the simple core tenets of Buddhist teaching, showing how we can easily apply them to 21st-century life. Set out as an 8-week course, each chapter ends with a concise summary of key points and recommended exercises to help put the suggestions into practice. Part autobiography, part self-help book, I Met a Monk forms a series of workshops, structured into eight chapters that cover the weekly discussions held between a Buddhist monk, Rose, and a group of men and women, including a student, a hairdresser, a doctor and a grandmother, where they talk about the Buddhist way to finding happiness, freedom and peace ‘I hope that as you read this book you too may feel you are taking part, and that it may be as life-changing for you as it was for me.’ - Rose Elliot

The Mustard Seed

The Revolutionary Teachings of Jesus

Author: Osho

Publisher: Osho Media International


Category: Religion

Page: 432

View: 729

This timely book explores the wisdom of the Gnostic Jesus, who challenges our preconceptions about the world and ourselves. Based on the Gospel of Thomas, the book recounts the missing years in Jesus’ life and his time in Egypt and India, learning from Egyptian secret societies, then Buddhist schools, then Hindu Vedanta. Each of Jesus' original sayings is the "seed" for a chapter of the book; each examines one aspect of life — birth, death, love, fear, anger, and more — counterpointed by Osho’s penetrating comments and responses to questions from his audience.

The Power of Negative Emotion

How Anger, Guilt, and Self Doubt are Essential to Success and Fulfillment

Author: Todd Kashdan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 704

Feelings like anger, boredom, guilt, and anxiety might be uncomfortable, but they are also incredibly useful. In this ground-breaking book, acclaimed psychologists Dr Todd Kashdan and Dr Robert Biswas-Diener explain why positivity and mindfulness can only take us so far. To live life to the full, we need to cultivate ‘emotional agility’ – the ability to access our full range of emotions (not just the ‘good’ ones). Find out why: • Anger fuels creativity • Guilt sparks improvement • Self-doubt enhances performance • Selfishness increases courage Drawing on years of scientific research and a wide array of real-life examples from sports, parenting, relationships, business and more, The Power of Negative Emotion is a bold handbook for a more fulfilling and successful life.

Life Questions Every Student Asks

Faithful Responses to Common Issues

Author: Gary M. Burge

Publisher: InterVarsity Press


Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 572

Every student asks questions about life beyond the classroom—how can I discern my vocation? How should I understand marriage and sex? What happens if I doubt my faith? To help students navigate these life questions, Gary M. Burge and David Lauber have gathered insights from Christian faculty who draw on their own conversations with students during office hours and over coffee.

The Delicate, Passionate World of Gregory Morgan and Vivien Prevette / Book 4 - The Distance

Author: Mia Marko

Publisher: Pepperton Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 552

View: 851

The Delicate, Passionate World is a fairy tale for thoughtful, sensitive adults loosely based on the tale of Psyche and Eros. While easy and fun to read, exploring desire and love's milestones from this gentle and elevated point of view is intended to take the reader toward the Big Questions of life. A love story can touch your heart. Can it also touch your soul? The Delicate, Passionate World is a fairy tale for thoughtful, sensitive adults. It is a loose retelling in a 20th Century setting of one of the oldest supernatural love stories ever told - that of Eros and Psyche, his mortal love. While easy and fun to read, exploring desire and love's milestones from this gentle and elevated point of view is intended to take the reader toward the Big Questions of life. So be entertained, be swept away, and maybe even find enlightenment ... Six years in the making, this one-of-a-kind self-help love story is ultimately a meditation on the Great Love.

The Dream Drugstore

Chemically Altered States of Consciousness

Author: J. Allan Hobson

Publisher: MIT Press


Category: Medical

Page: 349

View: 486

An investigation into the brain's chemistry and the mechanisms of chemically altered states of consciousness. In this book, J. Allan Hobson offers a new understanding of altered states of consciousness based on knowledge of how our brain chemistry is balanced when we are awake and how that balance shifts when we fall asleep and dream. He draws on recent research that enables us to explain how psychedelic drugs work to disturb that balance and how similar imbalances may cause depression and schizophrenia. He also draws on work that expands our understanding of how certain drugs can correct imbalances and restore the brain's natural equilibrium. Hobson explains the chemical balance concept in terms of what we know about the regulation of normal states of consciousness over the course of the day by brain chemicals called neuromodulators. He presents striking confirmation of the principle that every drug that has transformative effects on consciousness interacts with the brain's own consciousness-altering chemicals. In the section called "The Medical Drugstore," Hobson describes drugs used to counteract anxiety and insomnia, to raise and lower mood, and to eliminate or diminish the hallucinations and delusions of schizophrenia. He discusses the risks involved in their administration, including the possibility of new disorders caused by indiscriminate long-term use. In "The Recreational Drugstore," Hobson discusses psychedelic drugs, narcotic analgesia, and natural drugs. He also considers the distinctions between legitimate and illegitimate drug use. In the concluding "Psychological Drugstore," he discusses the mind as an agent, not just the mediator, of change, and corrects many erroneous assumptions and practices that hinder the progress of psychoanalysis.

Diary of a Philosophy Student: 1926-27

Author: Simone de Beauvoir

Publisher: University of Illinois Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 374

View: 184

"Revelatory insights into the early life and thought of the preeminent French feminist philosopher. Dating from her years as a philosophy student at the Sorbonne, this is the 1926-27 diary of the teenager who would become the famous French philosopher, author, and feminist, Simone de Beauvoir. Written years before her first meeting with Jean-Paul Sartre, these diaries reveal previously unknown details about her life and offer critical insights into her early philosophy and literary works. Presented here for the first time in translation and fully annotated, the diary is completed by essays from Barbara Klaw and Margaret A. Simons that address its philosophical, historical and literary significance. The volume represents an invaluable resource for tracing the development of Beauvoir's independent thinking and influence on the world."--Publisher's description.

Hearings Before the Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities, United States Senate, Ninety-fourth Congress, First Session: Covert action

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities



Category: Intelligence service


View: 659

Intelligence Activities--Senate Resolution 21

Hearings Before the Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities of the United States Senate, Ninety-fourth Congress, First Session

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities



Category: Hazardous substances


View: 611

Mixed-Race, Post-Race

Gender, New Ethnicities and Cultural Practices

Author: Suki Ali

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Social Science

Page: 212

View: 690

Social scientists claim that we now live in a post-race society, where race has been replaced by 'ethnicity'. Yet racism is endemic to British society and people often think in terms of black and white. With a marked rise in the number of children from mixed parentage, there is an urgent need to challenge simplistic understandings of 'race', nation and culture, and interrogate what it means to grow up in Britain and claim a 'mixed' identity. Focusing on mixed-race and inter-ethnic families, this book not only explores current understandings of 'race', but it shows, using innovative research techniques with children, how we come to read race. What influence do photographs and television have on childrens ideas about 'race'? How do children use memories and stories to talk about racial differences within their own families? How important is the home and domestic culture in achieving a sense of belonging? Ali also considers, through data gathered from teachers and parents, broader issues relating to the effectiveness of anti-racist and multicultural teaching in schools, and parental concerns over the social mobility and social acceptability of their children. Rigorously researched, this book is the first to combine childrens accounts on 'race' and identity with contemporary cultural theory. Using fascinating case studies, it fills a major gap in this area and provides an original approach to writing on race.

Taken by the Twins

A Sci-Fi Alien Romance

Author: Ashley West

Publisher: Monster Media LLC


Category: Fiction


View: 846

Seven years ago, Alister and Samson watched everything they had ever loved or tried to protect burn. They’d been too young, too inexperienced to save their people, and so they’d ended up hiding, running away and leaving rather than face being killed with the rest. The shame of that haunts them still, but they don’t talk about it. Instead, the twin brothers work as traders and explorers, finding rare things on far off planets and bringing them to people who are willing to pay high prices for them. When their business is slow, they sometimes accept bounties, hunting down criminals or rare animals and other creatures for those too lazy to hunt for themselves. When a bounty for more money than either of them has ever seen comes in, they can’t turn it down, even when it turns out that the collector they’d be hunting for wants a human woman for his collection. In order to find a human woman, they have to go to Earth, and when they get there, it’s nothing like they expected. For one, the planet is under attack. For another, there are human women everywhere, and none of them are easy to catch. Samson is all for grabbing one and getting the hell out of there, but Alister seems to want to stay. The more they learn about Earth, the more they end up wanting to save it, but neither of them have fought in seven years, and they’re terrified of letting down the people of Earth the same way they failed their own people. They don’t even have an army, but it turns out that they might be able to borrow one. If they fulfill the bounty they came to Earth for, anyway…

Managing Democracy in the Digital Age

Internet Regulation, Social Media Use, and Online Civic Engagement

Author: Julia Schwanholz

Publisher: Springer


Category: Political Science

Page: 270

View: 494

In light of the increased utilization of information technologies, such as social media and the ‘Internet of Things,’ this book investigates how this digital transformation process creates new challenges and opportunities for political participation, political election campaigns and political regulation of the Internet. Within the context of Western democracies and China, the contributors analyze these challenges and opportunities from three perspectives: the regulatory state, the political use of social media, and through the lens of the public sphere. The first part of the book discusses key challenges for Internet regulation, such as data protection and censorship, while the second addresses the use of social media in political communication and political elections. In turn, the third and last part highlights various opportunities offered by digital media for online civic engagement and protest in the public sphere. Drawing on different academic fields, including political science, communication science, and journalism studies, the contributors raise a number of innovative research questions and provide fascinating theoretical and empirical insights into the topic of digital transformation.