People in Merit, Wisconsin, always said Jimmy was . . . you know. But people said all sorts of stupid stuff. Nobody really knew anything. Nobody really knew Jimmy. I guess you could say I knew Jimmy as well as anyone (which was not very well). I knew what scared him. And I knew he had dreams?even if I didn't understand them. Even if he nearly ruined my life to pursue them. Jimmy's dead now, and I definitely know that better than anyone. I know about blood and bone and how bodies decompose. I know about shadows and stones and hatchets. I know what a last cry for help sounds like. I know what blood looks like on my own hands. What I don't know is if I can trust my own eyes. I don't know who threw the stone. Who swung the hatchet? Who are the shadows? What do the living owe the dead?
Desire Is The Darkest Magic Of All Three centuries ago, vampire Jason Rourke succumbed to temptation with a wizard's lovely daughter--and that brief taste of pleasure earned him a powerful curse. Trapped within a painting, unable to quench the hellish thirst that torments him, Jason has given up hope of escape until Karinna Adams purchases the painting and unwittingly frees him. At first, Jason plans only to enlist Kari's help in navigating this strange new world so he can find and punish the wizard who entrapped him. But Kari's enticing sensuality and innocence incite a growing need in Jason to touch and taste her, to possess her utterly. For the gulf between them--and the danger that awaits--is nothing compared to a potent, primal hunger that will last for all eternity. . .
Although the Spirit maybe strong, the Flesh is weak. Candy proves that men do not have a patent on affairs. Candy's a go getter, what Candy wants, Candy gets. Malcolm gets an eye full and has to make a decision. Is Tracy the reason her husband, Jamal succumbs to temptation? Tracy takes a hell of roller coaster ride with a stranger. Meisha is overcome with lust and learns not to stereotype based solely upon race when choosing a lover. Three women, decide it's all about "doing me." While someone learns Karma can be a bitch. Five short stories, seven different people, each with their own experience with SINS OF THE FLESH.
Kate Pearce turns up the heat as she returns to Regency England with her House of Pleasure series. . . A Wicked Proposition. . . Forced to wed at a young age, Abigail Beecham is tired of living in a sexless marriage. She longs to succumb to the delicious pleasures of pure carnal lust that she has only read about. And if her husband can't satisfy her erotic needs, she's ready to find a man who can. . . A Wild Past. . . Peter Howard is accustomed to unusual sexual requests. His ten years as a slave in a Turkish brothel left him skilled in sensual delights. But there is little that actually arouses him--until he meets Abigail. Now he longs to tease and torment her until she cries out with pleasure. Maybe then he'll finally experience that exquisite feeling of bliss he so desperately desires. . . Praise for Kate Pearce "Sinfully hot. If you like your romance hot as you return to the Regency era, where behind the scenes anything goes, then grab Simply Carnal for your reading pleasure." --Romance Reviews Today "The passion of Pearce's erotic tale is focused and intense. . .. Their sex encounters and fantasies. . .steam up the pages." --Romantic Times on Simply Shameless
This Puritan classic contains the following chapters: Introduction I. What Sin Is II. The Sinfulness of Sin III. The Witnesses Against Sin IV. The Application and Usefulness of the Doctrine of Sin’s Sinfulness Conclusion
Pillow Thoughts is a collection of poetry and prose about heartbreak, love, and raw emotions. It is divided into sections to read when you feel you need them most.
Dressed in strange clothing and covered in tattoos and piercings, Raven DuBois appears to be just another goth college student rebelling through her unusual, dark style. Darrin Brown, on the other hand is as boring as they come. Before moving to NYC to complete his sociology degree, the Average Joe knew nothing more than church, the four walls of his Detroit home, and his Plain Jane girlfriend, Melody. Raven is spontaneous...unpredictable...dangerous. She's unlike anyone Darrin has ever met and he's instantly intrigued by her unique style, killer body and seductive ways. But he soon finds there is much more to her than meets the eye. After getting a taste of what Raven has to offer, Darrin can't get enough. He soon falls deep under her spell and will do anything she asks of him, without questioning. He finds himself a pawn in her wicked game; a game in which he stands to lose more than he ever imagined - including his soul.
First published in 1993, The Virgin Suicides announced the arrival of a major new American novelist. In a quiet suburb of Detroit, the five Lisbon sisters—beautiful, eccentric, and obsessively watched by the neighborhood boys—commit suicide one by one over the course of a single year. As the boys observe them from afar, transfixed, they piece together the mystery of the family’s fatal melancholy, in this hypnotic and unforgettable novel of adolescent love, disquiet, and death. Jeffrey Eugenides evokes the emotions of youth with haunting sensitivity and dark humor and creates a coming-of-age story unlike any of our time. Adapted into a critically acclaimed film by Sofia Coppola, The Virgin Suicides is a modern classic, a lyrical and timeless tale of sex and suicide that transforms and mythologizes suburban middle-American life.
PERFECT SIN is a captivating classic Kat Martin romance—now available as an e-book for the very first time! He was the ultimate rake. But Randall Clayton, 7th Duke of Beldon, harbors a hidden motive for seducing the fiery-haired, passionate Caitlin Harmon. Rand is on a mission to find a murderer...and it's leading straight to Caitlin's father. She was the ultimate temptation. Cait Harmon, the feisty, intellectual daughter of an American adventurer, is certain she will never fall in love. But one dance with the powerful, compelling Duke of Beldon and Cait's heart is lost forever. Theirs was the ultimate love.They were the talk of London, until passion and betrayal tore them apart. Now, Rand must embark on the quest of a lifetime: proving to Caitlin that love is the most powerful treasure of all.
BEYOND THE DEPTHS OF MADNESS... During an annual festival celebrating an ancient god...In a county jail where escape is unlikely...Along downtown avenues where population provides safety...In a nightclub so boisterous, it's difficult to hear the person standing next to you...In a bath house in Phoenix, or amidst the towering trees of wilderness-Here madness touches the souls of those lost and lonely, those who seek out the pleasures of the body while flesh is bared, blood is spilt, and the most enigmatic chaos reveals itself. These are the landscapes in the world of horror writer Andrew Wolter. INTO THE CORE OF THE FORBIDDEN... Now, in this boundary-breaking collection of eleven original tales, Andrew Wolter delivers his unique style of interlacing pop-culture, eroticism, the insidious, and a chaos that creeps around every corner of our daily lives... MUCH OF MADNESS, MORE OF SIN
Ricardo is a nineteen-year-old Native American teenager who is haunted by an event that happened when he was ten. He was forced to murder his family because his father was involved in drug trafficking, ripping off his boss, and then facing the consequences. Unable to function at school due to his traumas, he drops out, leading to living a routine that leads nowhere until his past comes knocking on the door, and he finds himself desperately trying to escape a life of sin with the help of his friends.
The highly acclaimed and provocatively rendered story of a young postulant's claim to divine possession and religious ecstasy.
Seven marriageable daughters . . . And Lord Zachary Griffin is just the man to help them. After all, what could be more tantalizing than teaching the beautiful Witfeld sisters all the special ways of driving a man into submission—and marriage? And leading exquisite Caroline Witfeld, the most spirited and least frivolous sister, to temptation would be wildly delicious. Zachary doesn't realize that Caroline's longing gazes have less to do with attraction and more to do with admission—to a prestigious arts conservatory. If only she could set those high cheekbones, that aristocratic brow, and those powerful shoulders to canvas, her dreams would all come true. But Caroline is soon having dreams of a very different sort—ones that involve the charming rogue and some improper behavior hardly befitting a lady dedicated to her art . . .unless she becomes dedicated to the art of love.
One Girl. Two Worlds. Three Questions. What lies beneath the hidden secret? Can love rise above the inevitable? And most importantly, where will her fate lead her? The Immortal Sin Trilogy- Book 1: Immortal Sin Amanda Chaste had lived what she considered an average life in New Jersey, looked after and cared for by her grandmother. But when she accidentally meets an enigmatic stranger from out of town, her world is drastically thrown upside down. A hidden secret has been buried in the past and not even Amanda can save herself from her own fate. Conflicted and tormented within her own flesh, discovering her true identity will prove to be something that will change her life forever. For more information, visit the Official Website of Julie Milillo - juliemilillo.com
Collection of short first-person poems about relationships.
Featuring a new introduction by Neil T. Anderson, this freshly recovered edition of his bestselling book The Bondage Breaker (more than 1.2 million copies sold) leads readers away from the shadows and shackles in their lives and toward the freedom that comes when theyrealize they have the right to be freeconfront the power of Satanfight the temptation to do it their waytrade deception for graceaffirm their identity in ChristNeil Anderson ultimately helps people break negative thought patterns, control irrational feelings, and break out of the bondage of sinful behavior. Those struggling will discover how to embrace the promise of Jesus to win the spiritual battles that confront them.
“Imagine The Leftovers, but with honey” (Elle), and in the spirit of Station Eleven and Never Let Me Go, this “spectacular and deeply moving” (Lisa See, New York Times bestselling author) novel follows three generations of beekeepers from the past, present, and future, weaving a spellbinding story of their relationship to the bees—and to their children and one another—against the backdrop of an urgent, global crisis. England, 1852. William is a biologist and seed merchant, who sets out to build a new type of beehive—one that will give both him and his children honor and fame. United States, 2007. George is a beekeeper fighting an uphill battle against modern farming, but hopes that his son can be their salvation. China, 2098. Tao hand paints pollen onto the fruit trees now that the bees have long since disappeared. When Tao’s young son is taken away by the authorities after a tragic accident, she sets out on a grueling journey to find out what happened to him. Haunting, illuminating, and deftly written, The History of Bees joins “the past, the present, and a terrifying future in a riveting story as complex as a honeycomb” (New York Times bestselling author Bryn Greenwood) that is just as much about the powerful bond between children and parents as it is about our very relationship to nature and humanity.
Over 21 million copies sold worldwide
Iconic couples’ therapist and bestselling author of Mating in Captivity Esther Perel returns with a provocative look at relationships through the lens of infidelity. An affair: it can rob a couple of their relationship, their happiness, their very identity. And yet, this extremely common human experience is so poorly understood. What are we to make of this time-honored taboo—universally forbidden yet universally practiced? Why do people cheat—even those in happy marriages? Why does an affair hurt so much? When we say infidelity, what exactly do we mean? Do our romantic expectations of marriage set us up for betrayal? Is there such a thing as an affair-proof marriage? Is it possible to love more than one person at once? Can an affair ever help a marriage? Perel weaves real-life case stories with incisive psychological and cultural analysis in this fast-paced and compelling book. For the past ten years, Perel has traveled the globe and worked with hundreds of couples who have grappled with infidelity. Betrayal hurts, she writes, but it can be healed. An affair can even be the doorway to a new marriage—with the same person. With the right approach, couples can grow and learn from these tumultuous experiences, together or apart. Affairs, she argues, have a lot to teach us about modern relationships—what we expect, what we think we want, and what we feel entitled to. They offer a unique window into our personal and cultural attitudes about love, lust, and commitment. Through examining illicit love from multiple angles, Perel invites readers into an honest, enlightened, and entertaining exploration of modern marriage in its many variations. Fiercely intelligent, The State of Affairs provides a daring framework for understanding the intricacies of love and desire. As Perel observes, “Love is messy; infidelity more so. But it is also a window, like no other, into the crevices of the human heart.”