A Devilish Duke on a Quest for Pleasure . . . Frannie Darling was once a child of London's roughest streets, surrounded by petty thieves, pickpockets, and worse. But though she survived this harsh upbringing to become a woman of incomparable beauty, Frannie wants nothing to do with the men who lust for her, the rogues who frequent the gaming hall where she works. She can take care of herself and feels perfectly safe on her own—safe, that is, until he strides into her world, and once again it becomes a very dangerous place indeed. To bed her but not wed her. That's what Sterling Mabry, the eighth Duke of Greystone, wants. But Frannie abhors arrogant aristocrats interested only in their own pleasure. So why then does the thought of an illicit tryst with the devilish duke leave her trembling with desire? Her willing body begs for release . . . and a wicked, wonderful surrender.
Too wicked, too attractive to resist Theo Markou Garcia needs a wife - or someone who looks strikingly similar to his infamous fianc�e. Becca would be the perfect replacement... The deal: masquerade as the Whitney heiress in exchange for a fortune - but do not fall for your husband! Larissa Whitney escapes to a small secluded island, seeking refuge from the relentless paparazzi. But she's not alone - Larissa finds herself face to face with Jack... So now she's trapped with a man she had a wild affair with five years earlier... A man she's still achingly attracted to! Drusilla Bennett is ready to take her life back and walk away from the devil by saying 'I quit!' But a resignation from the best PA Cayo Vila's ever had is simply unacceptable. Dru's heard all about his legendary charm, but now it's turned on her, she discovers why it's so hard to say no to Cayo!
EINE FRAU OHNE VERGANGENHEIT, EIN MANN OHNE ZUKUNFT, EINE ZEITLOSE LEIDENSCHAFT Frannie Darling würde ihre Vergangenheit am liebsten vergessen. In einem Armenviertel Londons aufgewachsen, wird sie noch heute von den damaligen Erlebnissen gequält. Sterling Mabry, der Duke of Greystone, versucht jeden Gedanken an die Zukunft zu verdrängen. Ihn erwartet nichts als Dunkelheit, denn eine tückische Augenkrankheit lässt ihn jeden Tag ein bisschen mehr erblinden. Keiner von beiden sucht Liebe. Doch wann immer sie sich berühren, zählt nur noch das Hier und Jetzt ...
Die Londoner Gesellschaft nennt Lucian Langdon den Teufelsherzog - in den Straßen der Stadt aufgewachsen, soll er nur durch Betrug an den Titel gekommen sein und gilt als skrupelloser Verführer und Mörder. Eine Lady riskiert mehr als nur ihren guten Ruf, wenn sie sich in die Nähe des ebenso sinnlichen wie gefährlichen Mannes begibt. Doch Catherine Mabry hat keine andere Wahl. Sie braucht seine Hilfe, um ihre beste Freundin zu retten. Dafür würde sie alles tun - sogar einen Pakt mit dem Teufel schließen ...
[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Fantasy Romance, M/M, demons, sex toys, HEA] Maithe is a halfling demon whose kind has been forced into servitude by the human race. In his quest for freedom, he finds the human prince Astle Hadean standing in his way. The prince isn't exactly what he appears to be, and Maithe can't decide if he should trust the intoxicating devil or run the other way as fast as he possibly can. Maithe finds it hard to deny the power that the human has over him. He can hardly breathe around the prince, and Astle seems to become more irresistible with every passing moment. Should he stick around to figure out what he is feeling for Astle, or should he bide his time until he can be free of the prince? The choice is taken away from him when Astle's life comes in jeopardy and Maithe must risk it all to save a member of the very race that binds him in chains. ** A Siren Erotic Romance
Author : Brian P. Levack
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Genre : History
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The essays in this Handbook, written by leading scholars working in the rapidly developing field of witchcraft studies, explore the historical literature regarding witch beliefs and witch trials in Europe and colonial America between the early fifteenth and early eighteenth centuries. During these years witches were thought to be evil people who used magical power to inflict physical harm or misfortune on their neighbours. Witches were also believed to have made pacts with the devil and sometimes to have worshipped him at nocturnal assemblies known as sabbaths. These beliefs provided the basis for defining witchcraft as a secular and ecclesiastical crime and prosecuting tens of thousands of women and men for this offence. The trials resulted in as many as fifty thousand executions. These essays study the rise and fall of witchcraft prosecutions in the various kingdoms and territories of Europe and in English, Spanish, and Portuguese colonies in the Americas. They also relate these prosecutions to the Catholic and Protestant reformations, the introduction of new forms of criminal procedure, medical and scientific thought, the process of state-building, profound social and economic change, early modern patterns of gender relations, and the wave of demonic possessions that occurred in Europe at the same time. The essays survey the current state of knowledge in the field, explore the academic controversies that have arisen regarding witch beliefs and witch trials, propose new ways of studying the subject, and identify areas for future research.
Fans of Abbi Glines will adore Violetta Rand’s novels about strong-willed women who must fight to survive—and the men who love them. Welcome to the Devil’s Den, a Texas strip club where the air is heavy with desire . . . and sometimes dreams come true. Ever since her mother kicked her out, twenty-year-old Robyn Gonzalez has been working the poles at the Devil’s Den, saving up to finish college and travel the world. With only her wits and her gorgeous body to rely on, Robyn has learned to be independent—fiercely independent. She’s never been tempted to let a man distract her from her dreams . . . until she meets the dead-sexy Garrick Dempsey. The club’s new head of security, Garrick had walked away from a career as a mechanical engineer to return to his roots in Corpus Christi. He hadn’t planned on getting to know someone like Robyn, with her sinfully sweet combination of vulnerability and strength, at the Devil’s Den. She acts tough, but only because she’s been hurt. Soon Garrick knows he will do anything to win Robyn’s trust. And if that means surrendering to the red-hot chemistry between them, all the better. Praise for Surrender “Surrender is a new adult romance for those who like their romance on the down-and-dirty side, with their heroines still surprisingly innocent and their heroes as knights in slightly tarnished armor.”—Library Journal “Edgy and kick-ass, Surrender is a sizzling romance that you’ll be hard pressed to put down!”—Stacey Kennedy, USA Today bestselling author of the Club Sin series “Surrender is a wonderful journey of passion, pleasure, and the true meaning of love. You know a book is great when you’re still turning the pages at three in the morning to read ‘one more chapter.’ I will confess right up front, Garrick is my new book boyfriend. The man is hot, hot, hot!”—USA Today bestselling author Sandra Owens “A gritty, well-paced, enthralling read, Surrender hooked me from the start.”—Bestselling author Kathryn le Veque “The chemistry between these two was delicious. Garrick and Robyn were perfectly flawed and made for a wonderful romance tale not soon to be forgotten!”—BTS Book Reviews “New Adult readers will definitely enjoy this debut, not too dark, not too angsty, and just the right amount of naked Garrick.”—A Tasty Read “Wow, what an emotional, suspenseful and steamy read!”—Lustful Literature “Surrender sizzles off the pages. . . . The romance that develops between Garrick and Robyn is wonderfully portrayed, but more importantly, gripping and real. Violetta [Rand] takes you deep into their heads, their emotions, and you can't help but feel for both of them.”—Blue Rose Romance “This book was very suspenseful and I loved the chemistry between Robyn and Garrick! . . . Definitely an awesome read!”—Sweet Yet Naughty (five stars) “I fell in love with Garrick right off, and I loved this book.”—A Crazy Vermonter’s Book Reviews Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Revisit MCCALLS’ MONTANA in the fan-favorite series of thrilling Western romance from New York Times bestselling author B.J. Daniels! Nothing could have prepared rancher Ty Coltrane for tomboy Dusty McCall trading her cowboy boots for high heels. And he’s not the only one who’s noticed her transformation from rough-and-tumble cowgirl to fresh-faced beauty. But when questions are raised about a competing suitor’s sinister and suspicious activities, Ty knows he has to win Dusty’s affections before things turn deadly. No matter the cost, Ty will do anything to protect the woman who has him head-over-heels. Originally published in 2005.
Little World – The Magical Surrender takes you on an enchanting journey deep into the ocean where you will find adventure, mystery, revenge and death. The hunger to avenge her parent’s death sends Charisma, an Idol of the Eternity Race, on a mission of destruction. When her parents are killed by a member of the Sagginental Race, Lord Ocean guides Charisma in the ocean world. She is shown by her mermaid guardians how to open portals into Little World where the Chosen Ones teach her spells in the Learning Towers. While in Little World, Charisma goes back in time for a holiday in Scotland where she and Idol Tristan are attacked by Evil Goritha. Charisma uses her powerful light to kill the evil spirits and they are sent back to Little World where they’re told they must get married…travel to Little World and uncover this mystical tale that lies deep in the ocean.