1 war 2 people trying to find love among the wreckage 5 big surprises The fate of entire beloved organization in the balance = one big, sexy, bloody, hell of a ride.
1 notorious 1%er 1 innocent trapped in an impossible situation 1 viscous crime lord 3 people who aren't who they appear to be = one big (bloody) mess. Reign is no stranger to the criminal underbelly and hard life, but when a random woman comes (literally) crashing into his life- learning things she has no business knowing, and bringing with her the weight of the city's biggest skin trader, the "hard life" starts to take on a whole new meaning.
The scoop of Jennifer Stern's career has just landed on her doorstep. Literally. Ian Greer—the playboy son of a former president—is everything the headlines claim. But Jennifer soon suspects he's pulling a fast one on the tabloids and there's a different man behind the good times. He's a puzzle she longs to unravel, especially when he hints about a newsworthy tale that could scandalize the nation. Too bad she's turned her back on journalism. And with the attraction sizzling between her and Ian, her objectivity is bound to be compromised. Still, can she refuse a once-in-a-lifetime piece? And if she breaks the story, can she keep the man?
Xander Rhodes, a private investigator known for taking cases that other PIs wont touch (and perhaps pushing the lines of legality in order to help his clients) is suffering from sleepless nights and a fall in confidence having failed his last case... protecting a woman from a malicious stalker. One night, a woman shows up at his office, battered and begging for help. She herself is dealing with a stalker. What he doesn't know, however, is that Ellie is hiding things from him. A dark and troubled past that threatens to put her, and his, life in jeopardy. Among trying to figure out the mystery of the woman begging asylum at his apartment, Xander is forced to deal with his growing attraction to her. Will he be able to reconcile his feelings for her or put the pieces of her life together and help her before it is too late?
THE LETTER [Reformed Rakes 1][Historical]: Jared Warren cannot have his young wife recklessly embarking on one escapade after another. However, trying to rein in his beautiful bride proves to be both a challenge...and a pleasure. "Brought tears to my eyes. A definite must-read! 5 Flags" --Euro-Reviews, "Clever and enticing as well as arousing, a book that stands out far above the rest. 5 Stars" --Just Erotic Romance Reviews, "Captivating, sensually descriptive and enormously satisfying. 4.5 Blue Ribbons" --Romance Junkies, "Refreshingly different. Delicious! 4.5 Kisses" --Two Lips Reviews. ***** COMPROMISING SITUATIONS [Reformed Rakes 2][Historical]: Andrew Carlton is a seasoned rake trapped into an untenable scandalous position. Sparks fly when he is forced to marry Christa Hatton, the very prim daughter of a duke. Who plotted for this unlikely couple being found in a compromising situation is a mystery, but someone has it in for one of them. "A satisfying romp between the sheets. 5 Angels: FAR Recommended Read" --Fallen Angel Reviews, "The sex scenes are especially well written in a range of sensuality from making me blush to waking my own hero. 5 Stars" --Just Erotic Romance Reviews, "A tale of delectable passion and love. 4.5 Kisses" --Two Lips Reviews, "A love that burns off the pages of this book. 4.5 Stars" --Ecataromance. ***** A WOMAN SEDUCED [Reformed Rakes 3][Historical]: Viscount Cheviot is a notorious rogue, reputed to be an incomparable lover, and when Shannon Cates sneaks into his bedroom to retrieve her beloved father's watch, the last thing she expects is to spend an erotic night in the arms of the legendary lord.
I'm a bad guy.I do bad things. But I do them for the right reasons.That's why I can sleep easy at night even with the smell of fresh blood still in my nostrils. One more scumbag off the streets. One more righting of a wrong.That was all my life was about.Until I came across her...
New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.
Hunter is on the run from a past he wants nothing more than to forget about. He setttles into his new life in a new city with a sexy new neighbor who goes out drinking every night and seems to have a lot of kinky, fantastic sex every day. Fiona has more than a few scars from her past, nightmares so bad she cant be in her own apartment at night. She spends her days moaning like a porn star to her phone sex callers and putting up walls so thick no one can break them down. That is until she keeps getting woken up from the hot new guy next door and goes over to confront him, sending them both into uncharted territory. When their pasts come charging into their present, will they be able to heal the old wounds enough to let each other in? Or is there some damage that is simply too difficult to overcome?
An underground fight club. A woman who shouldn't have been there. And the man who owns it. **-** Ross Ward is bound by the chains of his past he never could seem to shake, leaving him living in darkness, detached from the world around him, and an obsessive workaholic with really only one rule: mind your own business. Until one night, there was Adalind Hollis - scared, confused, in need of help. And for the first time, he couldn't convince himself to walk away, to mind his own business. Even after she was getting the care she needed, he couldn't seem to make himself stay away. But keeping her close meant he would eventually have to let her in, would have to offer over the horrors of his past, and hope she could accept it. But even if she would embrace his past, could she accept his plan to exact brutal, bloody vengeance against the man who hurt her?
CASH My life has been about three things- brotherhood, good times, and women. Easy. Nothing complicated. That was until Willow Swift came barging back into my life, face bloodied, banging at the gates of The Henchmen compound calling in a favor owed. Now a marker is a marker and I had to make good, but if there was one woman in the world I didn't need in my life, it was the hard-as-stone, hot-as-sin Willow Swift and whatever mysterious ghosts from her past that were haunting her present. WILLOW My life has been nothing but two things: hard and complicated. The last person I wanted in my business was the notorious love-em and leave-em Cash, but I needed help and he was the only one I could lean on without worrying about him finding out about my past. But I was starting to wonder if maybe he was his own kind of dangerous bent on making me believe in some things I had long since learned were not possible for me- like falling for a guy I could not, ever, let see the real me.
MAZE: In concept, the plan was simple: prospect at The Henchmen MC. In practice, however, it was anything but. One, because I was a woman. Two, because it was a brotherhood. And three, because Repo, the man who was in charge of making my life a living hell until I quit or screwed up enough to get thrown out, also happened to be the hottest guy I had come across in ages. The problem was, if I didn't get in and stay in despite the hazing from the members and the undeniable attraction building between me and Repo, there was a very good chance I would be found by them. And if I was found by them, well, I was dead. REPO: How the hell was I supposed to get her out of the MC when, one, I didn't agree with the fact that because she was a woman, she had no place in The Henchmen. Two, because she was strong, smart, capable, and determined to get a patch. And three, because, well, I wanted her. The problem was, if I didn't get her kicked out, I would be screwing up a job that was important to the prez. But the problem was also that if I kicked her out, there was no way I was going to get a shot with her. I didn't know, however, that the real problem was a lot more complicated and a lot more dangerous than disappointing my boss or not getting laid... the problem was Maze had demons and they were hot on her trail...
Marc Abrahams collects the odd, the imaginative, and the brilliantly improbable from around the world. Here he investigates research on the ins and outs of the very improbable evolutionary innovation that is the human body (brain included). This Is Improbable Too explores the odd questions that researchers are asking, such as: What's the best way to get a monkey to floss regularly? How much dandruff do soldiers in Pakistan's army have? If you add an extra henchman to your bank-robbing gang, how much more money will you earn? Why is it so impossible to estimate the number of stupid people in circulation? How many dimples will be found on the cheeks of 28,282 Greek children? Who is the Einstein of pork carcasses? This Is Improbable Too also investigates unlikely medical cases, including a boy with an "Eiffel head injury" (involving a toy tower), and even more unlikely inventions, such as a patented system for attacking your enemy with a bio-waste bomb.
He was just supposed to be saving her from herself... and the half dozen criminal enterprises that would want her blood when they realized what she had done. What he hadn't planned on was her invading every aspect of his life with her fiery temper and inability to take no for an answer. And when he finally got beneath her walls and found out why she had gotten herself into trouble in the first place, he knew what he needed to do. He sure as hell didn't think he would end up being the one who would need saving...
"The chance of a lifetime. With one little catch." All Brinley Spears has ever dreamed about since she completed design school four years ago was getting noticed. By the right people. By the right companies. Anyone who could finally help launch her career onto a new level. Unfortunately, the opportunity comes to her in the aisle of a home improvement store while she was arguing with the world's most irritating contractor... Warren Reyes. It was everything she ever wanted, the chance to star in HITV's hit show Fix It Up. There's one problem though. The producers think Brin and Warren are married. And want them as a pair... or not at all. So, desperate for the opportunity she has always wanted, Brin hatches a plan. One fake marriage. One season of a show. And then they can both go their separate ways. You know, if they don't kill each other first...
It meant war. DUKE The relative peace we have known for years was gone in one violent act. Then, among the ever-present and increasingly bloody unknown threat, I met her. But when passions ignite, complicating an already impossible situation, I am left to wonder if there is a way to overcome the dark and twisted secrets of my past that would allow me to have any kind of future with her. PENNY I was just a normal girl. I swear. One moment, I was just living my usual boring life. The next, I found myself in the middle of some kind of underground war between an outlaw biker gang and some faceless enemy. Trapped in a whole new world and in ever-increasing close proximity to the tall, strong, long blond-haired, deep blue-eyed biker named Duke, yeah, let's just say things got even more interesting. But Duke had secrets. And when they came into the light, I realized they were the kind that I wasn't sure I could live with...
Of all the plants men have ever grown, none has been praised and denounced as often as marihuana (Cannabis sativa). Throughout the ages, marihuana has been extolled as one of man's greatest benefactors and cursed as one of his greatest scourges. Marihuana is undoubtedly a herb that has been many things to many people. Armies and navies have used it to make war, men and women to make love. Hunters and fishermen have snared the most ferocious creatures, from the tiger to the shark, in its herculean weave. Fashion designers have dressed the most elegant women in its supple knit. Hangmen have snapped the necks of thieves and murderers with its fiber. Obstetricians have eased the pain of childbirth with its leaves. Farmers have crushed its seeds and used the oil within to light their lamps. Mourners have thrown its seeds into blazing fires and have had their sorrow transformed into blissful ecstasy by the fumes that filled the air. Marihuana has been known by many names: hemp, hashish, dagga, bhang, loco weed, grass-the list is endless. Formally christened Cannabis sativa in 1753 by Carl Linnaeus, marihuana is one of nature's hardiest specimens. It needs little care to thrive. One need not talk to it, sing to it, or play soothing tranquil Brahms lullabies to coax it to grow. It is as vigorous as a weed. It is ubiquitous. It fluorishes under nearly every possible climatic condition.
The Dom I'm not broken, tortured, or scarred, some cliched, overdone and sensationalized misconception about this lifestyle... and the men in it who control their submissives with a strong hand. I'm just a Dom. Just a man who gets off on a woman who entrusts me with her submission. Just a man who loves to be able to show them all the ways the gift of their trust can bring them untold, never-before-experienced layers of pleasure. But casually. Just play. Just sex. Nothing more. Until I came across her. She's everything a Dom as experienced as I am shouldn't want - new to the lifestyle, unsure, untrained. It should never have gone beyond those first few exchanges online. But there was something about her, something that kept me texting, calling, teaching her to trust me enough to meet with me. After one touch, one taste, one night, I knew there was no going back. She was mine. And I was going to show her everything she had been craving from a man all her life. I guess I just had no idea - or at least didn't want to admit to myself - that this was different, she was different, we were different. And once I got to have her, I wanted to keep her. You know... if I could convince her to stay... Adley It was just a drunken decision. I woke up after a night of a little - okay, a lot - of Thirty is just a number drinking to find that drunk-me had decided to do something that sober-me would never have had the guts to do, no matter how much I wanted it. I had joined a D/s dating site. And I was totally, absolutely going to delete my account and move on with my life. A life where I had secretly been craving a hand strong enough to take the control I held onto so tightly away from me. Except I had a message. From him. I could never have anticipated the pull I felt toward him, how strong the need within me would be to feel him show me all the things I had been wanting, but denying myself. I didn't know it could feel like it did, that it could consume me, that it could make me crave not only his touch, but him. It was dangerous territory, slowing falling for a man who made it clear that what was between us was casual. He wouldn't even tell me his real name. And as things started to get more intense - both physically and emotionally - I had to start to debate whether the pleasure he gave me was worth staying for if it leads to a heartbreak I was sure I wasn't prepared for...

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