In cities and fields, Mexican American men are leading lives of quiet desperation. In this collection of thirteen startling stories, Rigoberto González weaves complex portraits of Latinos leading ordinary, practically invisible lives while navigating the dark waters of suppressed emotion—true-to-life characters who face emotional hurt, socioeconomic injustice, indignities in the workplace, or sexual repression. But because their culture expects men to symbolize power and control, they dare not risk succumbing to displays of weakness. González shines an empathetic light into the shadows of Mexican culture to portray characters who suffer in silence—men both straight and gay who must come to terms with their grief, loneliness, and pain. By exploring the private moments of men trapped inside unforgiving stereotypes, he critiques long-held assumptions of Latino behavior. He shows us individuals who must break out of various closets to become fully realized adults, and makes us feel the emotional pain of men in a culture that recognizes only the pain and hardship of women. Men without Bliss conveys the silent suffering of all men, not just Latinos. It will open readers’ eyes to unexpected facets of Latino culture, and perhaps of their own lives.
I’d led a selfish existence. I liked who I was. Hell, I loved myself. Women threw themselves at me and I took what they offered without remorse. I promised them nothing. I sank my teeth into life, holding on to the bitch like my very existence depended on it. Time passed. Women came and went. The second I let my guard down and released the hold I had on life... What was my award for such carelessness? A love so spectacular and heart wrenching that it threw me for a loop. When I was in too deep to escape, my greatest fears became reality. This is my story. My downfall. My salvation.
She took a chance and found love in Italy. He found the woman of his dreams. Neither of them expected to fall in love but what could have been just a holiday romance quickly turned to a deeper, more meaningful love. Now, married at last, Ava and Nico escape to their honeymoon, to relax and unwind. Together, they find bliss and a chance to forget the troubles and worries of their hectic lives. But even in paradise, problems from home and as far away as Denver, seep in. Yet these are minor matters and with their honeymoon days soon behind them, the reality of life soon hits. Nico discovers that good intentions don't always lead to good endings. For Ava, the reality of a new life in Italy, and being married to a man who is used to being in the public eye, has its own set of problems. As they deal with life's highs and the lows, Nico and Ava try to pick themselves up at each opportunity but sometimes life has other plans. Fall in love with Nico and Ava's continuing love story in the 'Honeymoon Series', a contemporary romance series set in Italy with 'Honeymoon Bliss' the 4th book, an emotional, sexy and inspirational romance.
I belong to no one. It's the way I've chosen to live. Master of my own destiny, finding my way through this bullshit thing called life. I learned from a young age how to get my way. Being a woman isn't a weakness. It's the opposite. I've spent my life being surrounded by four overbearing brothers, but I've never been a wallflower. Independent and unwilling to be tied down, I grabbed life by the balls and lived it to the fullest. I was enjoying myself, minding my own business at my brothers wedding. Then WHAM. Ever have a man walk into your life and alter your entire universe? My answer would've been no before he tempted me into his bed. I'm talking about the big damn bang. Everything that I thought was right, suddenly spins on its axis and bitch slaps me in the face. -MEN OF INKED SERIES-THROTTLE ME (Book 1)HOOK ME (Book 2)RESIST ME (Book 3)UNCOVER ME (Book 4)WITHOUT ME (Book 5)HONOR ME (Book 6)WORSHIP ME (Book 7)**Resisting not required reading. It was written as a thank you to readers. I hope you enjoy the Men of Inked series!
Could you love a man surrounded by danger? Gigi Gallo’s childhood was filled with the roar of a motorcycle and the hum of a tattoo gun. Fresh out of college, she’s about to start working at her family’s tattoo studio — Inked. But when she shows up the first day, she never expects to run into someone tall, dark, and totally sexy from her not-so-innocent past. Pike Moore is a bossy biker with a cocky attitude and an even bigger ego. He came to Inked to start over. New town. New job. New roots. None of that included coming face-to-face with the hot chick who spent a week in his bed before she vanished without a trace. But when Pike’s dark family history catches up with him, can he stop Gigi from being caught in the crossfire? Flame is book one in the Men of Inked: Heatwave series by USA Today bestselling author Chelle Bliss. The Men of Inked: Heatwave series features steamy romance, hot heroes, and strong women. **** What people are saying about Flame "I loved this book!!" -Corinne Michaels, NYT bestselling author "This book will blow your mind." -Chelsea Camaron, USA Today bestselling author "Fast-paced, twist, turns, and a whole lot of FLAME" -Kaylee Ryan, NYT bestselling author "Blown away!" -Fiction Beer & Cupcakes "I inhaled this engaging tale!" -Books & Bindings "A fictional world that absolutely had me wanting more!" -Angel Payne "Chelle is hitting all the high notes in this first book in what promises to be a great series!" -Jasinda Wilder "Holy cow!! What an absolutely awesome book" -Cat's Guilty Pleasure "What a freaking amazing read." -Bookhaven Book Blog "HOT. HOT. HOT." -Ruth Cardello, NYT bestselling author **** Topics: MC romance, men of inked, biker romance, romance saga, romantic suspense, series starter, first in series, romance series, romance saga, romantic family saga, new release, tattooed heroes, forbidden romance, second chance romance, small-town romance, hidden romance, strong alpha, alpha hero, family business, strong female lead, strong heroine, family secrets, new releases, top romance reads, Helen Hardt, Charlotte Byrd, Penelope Sky, E L James, Anna Todd, Avon Books, Harlequin Books, Nora Roberts, Bella Andre, Lexi Ryan, Penny Reid, Liliana Rhodes, Lexi Blake, Charlotte Byrd, Julia Kent Perfect for the fans of Lauren Blakely, Nana Malone, Meghan March, Penny Reid, Skye Warren, Kendall Ryan, Kennedy Fox, Lexi Blake, Carrie Ann Ryan, Katie McCoy, and Penelope Ward
In Bittersweet Bliss, Ruth Glover acquaints readers with two mesmerizing characters and the high emotional stakes on their journeys to find peace and joy. To her fellow townsfolk, Ellie Bonney seems to lead a contented and productive life, keeping house for her father. She is a devoted daughter, loyal friend, and-for the last nine years-steady companion to her patient suitor, Tom. But beneath the surface, Ellie's spirit seethes with an unresolved memory, a secret she wrestles with day and night. Schoolteacher Birdie Wharton has secrets of her own, having fled to the bush from a painful past. In truth, the eserved Birdie longs for love, but who would know this? When a secret admirer begins to send her letters, intrigue sparks Birdie's predictable life. Glover's popular Saskatchewan Saga introduces fiction fans to a warmly-wrought cast of hardy pioneers in the wild parklands of Canada. With her gift for concocting a memorable story, Glover once again keeps readers glued to the pages with this fifth installment of dramas unfolding in Bliss, Saskatchewan.
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In this marriage guide that advocates honesty, acceptance, and passion, tips and advice found in more than 30 chapters cover topics such as how to enhance sex appeal, communication, and secrets to sizzling passion.
Five years ago, Cain Veuxfort, Earl of Hawksdown, followed duty and broke Amice de Monceaux’s heart. But now he needs her. Desperately. For Amice has a very special talent. She is a Spirit Goddess, able to help restless souls move on. And Cain has a very restless ghost he wishes fervently would leave his castle. Anxious to regain order in his chaotic life, Cain offers Amice the one thing he’s sure she can’t resist; an Italian villa on the sea in exchange for her unique services. Although Amice’s wound is deep, and as fresh and painful as ever, she agrees to help her former lover. Life on the Italian coast will be the start of a new life for her. Perhaps then she will finally be able to put the past behind her as well as an importunate Highland lord who wants nothing less that her hand in marriage. But there is more going on at Castle Falcon’s Craig than a simple haunting, and more than one tragic tale of unrequited love. Yet to set things right, for both the living and the dead, Cain must find the courage to shed his mask of indifference, Amice must move beyond her pain to forgive… and long dead, star-crossed lovers must lead them all on the path to… A Lost Touch of Bliss