Lucy Fava arrives on the Island of Arcadia desperate to save her wedding planning company. Her plan? Secure the year’s biggest bash—a double Cimarron wedding. But first she must impress the man who controls the kingdom’s purse strings, Prince Shiraz Cimarron. Beyond beautiful and unspeakably alpha, the enigmatic male ignites every drop of Lucy’s blood—and a flood of dark, dangerous fantasies. She vows to leave Arcadia as soon as possible, but when Mother Nature grounds her, she can’t resist a taste of her fiery desire for Shiraz. While trying to convince herself Shiraz is just another fling, Lucy discovers the soul hidden in his perfect body, the lover beyond his regal kisses, and the dominant fantasy she’s craved her entire life. But when real life pierces their passionate bubble, Lucy realizes seduction has become addiction, passion has turned into need, and attraction has deepened to love. Shiraz is her fantasy come true, except she never wanted a prince with obligations to an entire country. It’s time for Lucy to cut her losses and run—but will she be able to let Shiraz go without admitting he’s taking her heart and soul with him?
A Post-Jungian Exploration of Self-Hatred, Love and Agency
Author: Sue Austin
How can a woman's self-hatred contain the seeds of her psychological growth? Can aggressive energies form the basis of recovery from eating disorders? Women's Aggressive Fantasies examines the roles of aggressive fantasies and impulses in contemporary women's lives. Such impulses have previously been overlooked by psychoanalysis, feminism and depth psychology when, Sue Austin argues, they should occupy a central position. Drawing together apparently disparate strands of theory from feminism, critical psychology, contemporary psychoanalysis and post-Jungian thought, this books succeeds in providing a new insight into the phenomenon of female violence and aggression. A collection of real life vignettes are used to demonstrate how the management of aggressive fantasies plays a significant role in women's self-experience and their position in society. These fascinating, moving and, at times, shocking, extracts demonstrate how aggressive fantasies become the basis for psychological, relational and moral growth. This book will help clinicians engage with the fantasies and draw out their therapeutic value. In particular, the author examines the crucial role of aggressive fantasies and energies in recovery from severe and chronic eating disorders. Women's Aggressive Fantasies provides a valuable insight into the role of aggressive impulses in women's sense of agency, love and morality, which will fascinate all those involved in the practice or study of psychoanalysis, critical psychology and gender studies.
This is the first ever compilation on Internet television and provides details of 405 programs from 1998 to 2013. Each entry contains the storyline, descriptive episode listings, cast and crew lists, the official website and comments. An index of personnel and programs concludes the book. From Barry the Demon Hunter to Time Traveling Lesbian to Hamilton Carver, Zombie P.I., it is a previously undocumented entertainment medium that is just now coming into focus. Forty-eight photos accompany the text.
What He Knows About Achieving Purpose That You Should Know.
Author: O.P. Philips
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Everyone wants to get the best out of lifewe all want to be successful, we have childhood fantasies and dreams that we want to fulfill, but looking back today, its quite clear that we are not there yet! Does this that mean that most of the stuff we brew in our minds are just reveries that are unfounded in the Twenty-first century world? The OBAMA in You! Answers this question brilliantly and exposes some ignored formulas President Barack Obama used to land himself a seat in the White House against all odds. It tracks the journey that made an unlikely candidate and connects it with every dream or goal that you may have in life; it leads you carefully on the path of making your fantasies become a reality. It helps bring out the OBAMA in youthe Grammy awards, the bestsellers, the Nobel Prize winner, and why not, the president in you! This is not a memoir on Barack Obama, its your campaign we are launching here, and if you want to winget to your own White Housethen you just cant drop this book!
You Never Know When The Right Guy Will Come Along. . . At least Ana Jacobs has a sense of humor. Between the constant struggle with her incredible shrinking wardrobe and her ever-expanding waistline, her boss the Big Weasel, and her current unrequited love, she needs every laugh she can get. Especially when it comes to Jason Hess. He's the gorgeous, green-eyed reason she joined the improv comedy group Iron Pyrits--and he's also one of her six housemates. Jason is everything Ana has always wanted in a man--he's sweet, responsible, funny, and beautiful to look at. In fact, whenever she does, the familiar zing inside seems to prove that he's the one. But getting him to fall for her hasn't been easy. Is it her size? Her nerves onstage? Or has she missed something that's been right in front of her all along? Maybe the zing factor isn't the most important thing. Maybe the kind of love that jumps out when you're least expecting it is. . . Praise for the Novels of Theresa Alan "A wonderful and fun read not to be missed!" --Chicklitbooks.com on The Girls' Global Guide to Guys "Reminiscent of Bridget Jones's Diary and Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Alan's is a novel to be savored like a good box of chocolates." --Booklist on Who You Know
Johnston presents an intriguing view of advertising agencies from the inside. Using agency archives, she reconstructs the teamwork of clients, art directors, account executives, copywriters, and photographers. And she goes on to assess how these widely distributed images work in American culture - how they interact with their audience to express, reflect, shape, and challenge social values.
Infant research observations and hypotheses have raised serious questions about previous mainstream psychoanalytic theories of earliest childhood development. In Jungian Psychotherapy and Contemporary Infant Research, Mario Jacoby looks at how these observations are relevant to psychotherapeutic and Jungian analytical practice. Using recent findings in infant research, along with practical examples from therapeutic practice, he shows how early emotional exchange processes, though becoming superimposed in adult life by rational control and various defenses, remain operative and become reactivated in situations of intimacy. Jungian Psychotherapy and Contemporary Infant Research will be of interest to both professionals and students involved in analytical psychology and psychotherapy.
The unexpected loss of a client can be a lonely and isolating experience for therapists. While family and friends can ritually mourn the deceased, the nature of the therapeutic relationship prohibits therapists from engaging in such activities. Practitioners can only share memories of a client in circumscribed ways, while respecting the patient's confidentiality. Therefore, they may find it difficult to discuss the things that made the therapeutic relationship meaningful. Similarly, when a therapist loses someone in their private lives, they are expected to isolate themselves from grief, since allowing one's personal life to enter the working relationship can interfere with a client's self-discovery and healing. For therapists caught between their grief and the empathy they provide for their clients, this collection explores the complexity of bereavement within the practice setting. It also examines the professional and personal ramifications of death and loss for the practicing clinician. Featuring original essays from longstanding practitioners, the collection demonstrates the universal experience of bereavement while outlining a theoretical framework for the position of the bereft therapist. Essays cover the unexpected death of clients and patient suicide, personal loss in a therapist's life, the grief of clients who lose a therapist, disastrous loss within a community, and the grief resulting from professional losses and disruptions. The first of its kind, this volume gives voice to long-suppressed thoughts and emotions, enabling psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, and other mental health specialists to achieve the connection and healing they bring to their own work.
The Role of the Unconscious in Women's Reading and Writing
Author: Jean Wyatt
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Category: Literary Criticism
This provocative study explores the function of the unconscious in reading and creative processes. The book asks if reading can change the reader and if women, through reading, can change the unconscious fantasy structures that govern desire. Using models