When he agreed to walk away from the lifestyle for her, he never expected she'd subversively push him back into it. Until she did... After tragedy stole the only man James Barrington looked up to, his perfect and orderly life hit a brick wall. One minute he was the right-hand man to the owner of the company, and in the next he was the boss fighting to stop a hostile takeover the only way he knew how. He needed to marry his late mentor's over-protected daughter, Michaela Donavan, and stay married to her until the threat to the company was averted. While they were together, James had no intention of disrespecting his in-name-only wife by remaining entrenched in the lifestyle. For the time being he was prepared to walk away from his Dom-like pursuits. He had to. Michaela was the opposite of everything he embodied. She was soft, where he was hard. Gentle, when he favored rough. She was refined and elegant. The epitome of a virtuous woman, and he wasn't going to do anything to change that. Circumstances may have forced them to enter into a marriage of convenience in order to keep her father's legacy alive, but the moment that legacy was secured they'd both be free to go their separate ways. Michaela knew this may be her only opportunity to finally get the one man she has always fantasized about. She's spent years studying him. Idolizing him. Wanting him in a way she wanted no other. And now? Well, her father always told her to seize whatever good came out of the bad, and Michaela was ready to do just that. Heartbroken over what happened, and faced with the task of saving the company, she sees James' sensible offer as the perfect solution. A way to achieve two things she desired most at one time. James may consider this a marriage of necessity for the short term, but she's determined to covertly change his mind on the matter. A marriage of convenience that isn't at all convenient...for one of them.
Author : Larry Kramer
ISBN : 9780374712976
Genre : Fiction
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The long-awaited new novel by America's master playwright and activist—a radical reimagining of our history and our hopes and fears Forty years in the making, The American People embodies Larry Kramer's vision of his beloved and accursed homeland. As the founder of ACT UP and the author of Faggots and The Normal Heart, Kramer has decisively affected American lives and letters. Here, as only he can, he tells the heartbreaking and heroic story of one nation under a plague, contaminated by greed, hate, and disease yet host to transcendent acts of courage and kindness. In this magisterial novel's sweeping first volume, which runs up to the 1950s, we meet prehistoric monkeys who spread a peculiar virus, a Native American shaman whose sexual explorations mutate into occult visions, and early English settlers who live as loving same-sex couples only to fall victim to the forces of bigotry. George Washington and Alexander Hamilton revel in unexpected intimacies, and John Wilkes Booth's motives for assassinating Abraham Lincoln are thoroughly revised. In the twentieth century, the nightmare of history deepens as a religious sect conspires with eugenicists, McCarthyites, and Ivy Leaguers to exterminate homosexuals, and the AIDS virus begins to spread. Against all this, Kramer sets the tender story of a middle-class family outside Washington, D.C., trying to get along in the darkest of times. The American People is a work of ribald satire, prophetic anger, and dazzling imagination. It is an encyclopedic indictment written with outrageous love.
Author : Juliet James
Genre : Fiction
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It's 1884, and love is in the air in the town of Come-By-Chance! In this much-loved series strong women risk everything to rise above their desperate circumstances, find true love, and wed real men who'll treat them right. Meet Ruby - She's lost her Ma, and struck out into the world on her own. The good news is she's traveled to Pittsburgh and found a good job as a schoolmistress. The bad news is, the school's owner, the portly, whiskey-breathed Mister Murphy, has developed wandering hands, and Mrs Murphy's preparing to leave to visit her sister for a month in New York. Ruby sees an advertisement in the Matrimonial News and takes a desperate chance, writing away to the handsome Six-feet-four James Drinkwater. Will James be the answer to Ruby's plight? Is the handsome Montana man all that he seems? Or will someone else come to Ruby's rescue, so together they can find true love? The Come-By-Chance series consists of: Come-By-Chance Brides of 1884 Book 1. Ruby Book 2. Emily Book 3. Violet Book 4. Kate Book 5. Rose Book 6. Emmy-Lou Come-By-Chance Brides of 1885 Book 1. Opal – The Outlaw and the Sheriff Who Loved Her Book 2. Coral – The Widow and the Man Who Loved Horses Book 3. Ava & Ina – The Twins and the Fist-Fightin’ Cowboys Coming Soon: Book 4. Lillie – The Orphan and the Grief-Stricken Groomsman Book 5. Pearl – The Divorcee and the Wedding-Shy Dabster Book 6. Jane – The Modern Miss and the Preacher Who Had to Decide
In the year 2017 most of mankind has become complacent and reckless, depending mainly on logic and finite wisdom. Psalmulus Grey, an emotionally scarred, fifteen-year-old participant of this world order, lives within its guidelines until one night when an angel of God appears before him and makes it clear that he is one of the Fathers chosen. Meanwhile a much more sinister plan is unfolding within the city of Neo Creek between Maxwell Steeleworthy, a wealthy capitalist, and Zegudalia, a demonic being from the Abyss. In an epic battle of divined proportions, Psalmulus manifests vast supernatural abilities as he struggles with the decision to fulfill Gods will for his life and become a Guardian of Light or succumb to his own vengeful desires. Many forces from the side of light as well as darkness rise to the occasion to see their goals met as Psalmulus is forced to do battle with humans and demons alike, but most of all--himself.
INTENSE ACTION has become the trademark of this series. Uncover dangerous deceptions and spectacular secrets as you experience the thrills and perils of this master tale. Ladek never thought hed keep secrets from his friends, but his time is different and frightening, for his secret will not be denied. Something terrible is chasing him and with his heart pounding desperately in his chest, he lashes out, certain he has committed the worst crime imaginable. Enchanted by alien technology, Skyla feels compelled to look into the opticope, which answers unsolved mysteries. Trembling with the discovery of a terrible truth, she decides to hide this frightful knowledge, which could tear the guardians apart. Mrs. Scryvun weaves a devious plot, playing all sides in her game of power, as the hunt for the Emberteller attracts fierce competition. Life and safety are the prize, for the Emberterller reads the embers of time, making him the greatest strategies ever to exist, and the freatest threat to the Tanyaksa. Star-navigating to Ixanza, blasting through a particle port and escaping capture are the least of Ladeks problems. The four friends have become prime targets as evil strikes from every direction, leaving no place to hide and no place to run.
The first-ever story collection from the New York Times bestselling author, including two all-new works! Kitty Norville, star of a New York Times bestselling series, is everybody's favorite werewolf DJ and out-of-the-closet supernatural creature. Over the course of eight books she's fought evil vampires, were-creatures, and some serious black magic. She's done it all with a sharp wit and the help of a memorable cast of werewolf hunters, psychics, and if-notgood- then-neutral vampires by her side. Kitty's Greatest Hits not only gives readers some of Kitty's further adventures, it offers longtime fans a window into the origins of some of their favorite characters. In "Conquistador de la Noche," we learn the origin story of Denver's Master vampire, Rick; with "Wild Ride," we find out how Kitty's friend T.J. became a werewolf; and in "Life is the Teacher," we revisit Emma, the human-turned-unwilling-vampire who serves the aloof vampire Master of Washington, D.C. This entertaining collection includes two brand-new works: "You're On the Air," about one of Kitty's callers after he hangs up the phone; and the eagerly awaited "Long Time Waiting," the novella that finally reveals just what happened to Cormac in prison, something every Kitty fan wants to know. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
heart beat I'm going to have a baby… Maybe it was the hormones of early pregnancy doing a number on her, but one minute Maggie Macintyre was paddling her canoe downriver and the next a half-naked man seemed to fall from the sky, toppling her into the churning water! Before she could panic, the daredevil with the hard bronze body and long raven hair wrapped his arms around her in a lifesaving embrace. The minute they touched, though, she responded to him as if her were her longtime lover, and the new life growing inside her stirred as if he recognized his daddy. But how could that be, when she'd never seen this stranger before in her life?
The entire series is together for a limited time. This box set includes the complete Love Series - Let Love In, Let Love Stay, Let Love Heal, Let Love Shine, Let Love Be, and Let Love Live. From New Adult to M/m Contemporary Romance, there's something in here for everyone. Laugh, cry, and fall in love with the couples of this bestselling series.