Enticing Duty

An Isle of Bliss Romance

Author: Olivia Outlaw

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781519036490


Page: 109

View: 2559

Love should trust the heart instead of the eyes. It was a lesson Adam didn't learn before he fled the Highlands after seeing his beloved Evan cavorting with his former lover. He believed that his eyes couldn't deceive him and Evan's betrayal destroyed him. It sent him into hiding in his London dwelling and compelled him to hire guards to keep Evan away. He couldn't bear to see Evan ever again. But a guardian can't avoid his ward forever, especially if his ward is the Prince Regeant's Godson. Being called to account by the Regeant was as inevitable as being forced to see his ward. Even if his ward was the lover who betrayed him, duty demanded that Adam safeguard Evan and his future which must include marriage to a lady fit to be a duchess. Evan understood that Adam believed he'd been betrayed. Even if Evan could convince Adam to trust his heart, could he entice his dutiful guardian into breaking every rule? And if he did, how could they share a future forbidden by his royal Godfather


Author: Olivia Outlaw

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781519031228


Page: 96

View: 8932

Sultan Ali can't bear to lose Ring so he breaks their bargain and carries him away to the family castle where Ali competes with his older brother, Kaan, for their father's throne. Within the royal walls Ring is a threat to the Sultan's plans and a tool for Kaan's ambitions. To Ali, Ring is a dangerous complication because a Sultan is not allowed to love his toy. But sometimes, danger must be embraced Soon the connection between Ring and Ali burns away all boundaries, forcing Ali to choose between his duty to the country he loves and the man he is forbidden to love. This is Book Two of the story of Ring and Ali. Don't miss Captured Book One of The Sultan's Toy Series

Seducing the Colonel's Daughter

Author: Amy Andrews

Publisher: Entangled: Indulgence

ISBN: 1633753891

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

View: 392

Sign: Scorpio The sting of this Scorpio is unforgettably hot... Ivy Danforth is out from under her colonel father's overprotective control, and she's making it count. Big time. She's taken the summer off to travel through Australia with her bestie and experiencing all that life has to offer-when you're not under constant military surveillance. She wants to end her summer with some sexy fun, and she has just the hottie in mind. Seth Rodrigo is ex-Special Forces working undercover and keeping an eye on Ivy as a special favor to her father. All he has to do is not give the game away and reveal who he really is. And especially not give into the hunger that's burning through his careful control... Then they're forced into protective custody. Alone. Together. For four days. And this time, the colonel's daughter isn't taking no for an answer... Each book in the Men of the Zodiac series is STANDALONE: Impulse Control The Millionaire's Deception The Millionaire's Forever Ten Days in Tuscany The Millionaire Daddy Project Revenge Best Served Hot The Prince's Runaway Lover Seducing the Colonel's Daughter One Night with the Billionaire The Greek Tycoon's Tarnished Bride Blurring the Lines Her Sworn Enemy

Devil's Demand

An Isle of Bliss Romance

Author: Olivia Outlaw

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781519035486


Page: 105

View: 4181

After devilish Drake, an American born English Earl, collected the carnal collateral he required to secure the large loan sought by impoverished Duke Max, the debt was the last thing on either man's mind. Drake was comfortable in continuing their physical relationship behind closed doors while he sought publicly to secure the respectable life he'd always wanted and never had. Max was most uncomfortable with his attraction to another man, and the idea of being the devil's dirty little secret made him downright rebellious. Drake's dark past destroyed his ability to love, and his quest for respectability meant that even if he'd found his heart, he could never offer it to Max. That would destroy them both. No, Drake needed to teach Max to stay in his place and in his bed, but quietly and calmly and most importantly, confidentially. But nothing about the volcanic mixture of forbidden desires and rebellious hearts boded well for keeping their sensual secret, so the devil had to find a way to make Magnificent Max as obedient and willing as he was luscious and irresistible. This is Book Two of the story of Max and Drake.

Real Frank Zappa Book

Author: Frank Zappa,Peter Occhiogrosso

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671705725

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 1325

Recounts the life and career of the inventive and controversial rock musician, and includes information on his philosophies on art, his opinions on the music industry, and his thoughts on raising children.

The Ring and the Book (Unabridged)

Author: Robert Browning

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 807484322X

Category: Drama

Page: 954

View: 3140

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Ring and the Book (Unabridged)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Ring and the Book is a long dramatic narrative poem, and, more specifically, a verse novel, of 21,000 lines, written by Robert Browning. It was published in four volumes from 1868 to 1869 by Smith, Elder & Co. The book tells the story of a murder trial in Rome in 1698, whereby an impoverished nobleman, Count Guido Franceschini, is found guilty of the murders of his young wife Pompilia Comparini and her parents, having suspected his wife was having an affair with a young cleric, Giuseppe Caponsacchi. Having been found guilty despite his protests and sentenced to death, Franceschini then appeals—unsuccessfully—to Pope Innocent XII to overturn the conviction. The poem comprises twelve books, nine of which are dramatic monologues spoken by a different narrator involved in the case (Count Guido speaks twice), usually giving a different account of the same events, and two books (the first and the last) spoken by the author. Robert Browning (7 May 1812 – 12 December 1889) was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of dramatic verse, especially dramatic monologues, made him one of the foremost Victorian poets.

The Art Of Seduction

Author: Robert Greene

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847651402

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

View: 9715

Which sort of seducer could you be? Siren? Rake? Cold Coquette? Star? Comedian? Charismatic? Or Saint? This book will show you which. Charm, persuasion, the ability to create illusions: these are some of the many dazzling gifts of the Seducer, the compelling figure who is able to manipulate, mislead and give pleasure all at once. When raised to the level of art, seduction, an indirect and subtle form of power, has toppled empires, won elections and enslaved great minds. In this beautiful, sensually designed book, Greene unearths the two sides of seduction: the characters and the process. Discover who you, or your pursuer, most resembles. Learn, too, the pitfalls of the anti-Seducer. Immerse yourself in the twenty-four manoeuvres and strategies of the seductive process, the ritual by which a seducer gains mastery over their target. Understand how to 'Choose the Right Victim', 'Appear to Be an Object of Desire' and 'Confuse Desire and Reality'. In addition, Greene provides instruction on how to identify victims by type. Each fascinating character and each cunning tactic demonstrates a fundamental truth about who we are, and the targets we've become - or hope to win over. The Art of Seduction is an indispensable primer on the essence of one of history's greatest weapons and the ultimate power trip. From the internationally bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power, Mastery, and The 33 Strategies Of War.

The Sultan's Toy Bundle

Author: Olivia Outlaw

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781519029614


Page: 465

View: 9453

Captured: Ring is an English duke captured by traders intent upon making their fortunes by selling him to Ali, a Grand Sultan's son. Men of Ali's line are allowed one male "toy" so long as their relationship is confined to adult games. There are strict rules, of course, and some things are forbidden. The most forbidden thing of all is love. Claimed: Sultan Ali brings Ring, his new sex toy, to the family castle where Ali competes with his older brother for the crown. A Sultan can have a toy, but he can not love a man and claim the throne. When more than sizzling heat and sensational passion connect Ring and Ali, the Junior Sultan must choose between ruling a nation and ruling one man's heart. Consumed: The sizzling passion and sultry adoration between Ali, the Junior Sultan, and Ring, an English Duke, prompts envy in some and jealousy in others. It prompts Ali's father, the Grand Sultan, to hatch a plan to destroy the relationship. Can Ring & Ali's love survive the Grand Sultan's schemes and Ali's duties to his country and his harem? Coupled: When Ring flees Turkey for London after Ali's betrayal, the Sultan must abandon his country and all of his ambitions to pursue the passionate perfection he found in the arms of the man he can not live without. Even Ali's surrender of his country and his throne may not be enough to win forgiveness from his lion. It will take much more than sizzling sex to convince Ring to give Ali a second chance. It might require a touch of magic.

Scandal's Bride

Author: Stephanie Laurens

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061753599

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 7552

How can an honourable lady like Lady Catriona Hennessy unite with a rake like Richard Cynster? Though charmed by his commanding presence, she cannot give up her independence. Marriage had not previously been on Richard′s agenda, but perhaps taming the lady was just the challenge he needs - if he can have the rights of the marriage bed without making any revealing promises of love?

The Works of Voltaire

A Contemporary Version with Notes

Author: Voltaire

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 450


Author: Max Simon Nordau

Publisher: London, Heinemann


Category: Comparative literature

Page: 566

View: 4082

Constitutes a moralistic attack on so-called degenerate art and the adverse effects of social phenomena on the human body.

Devil's Deal

An Isle of Bliss Romance

Author: Olivia Outlaw

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781519035431


Page: 102

View: 8867

Looking at Magnificent Max turned otherwise sensible folks a wee bit barmy. Max didn't understand the reaction until he met Drake, the other newcomer to English nobility who never expected to inherit a tawny title. Then Max understood completely and not a'tall. Max was no 'molly.' He had no sexual interest in men. He just couldn't convince his body of that fact - especially after the destitute circumstances of his new dukedom forced him to seek a loan from the devilishly audacious newcomer.Drake was accustomed to being sought for his fortune, but he wants to share much more than filthy lucre with Magnificent Max. Fate delivers Max to Drake's study, hat in hand, lacking anything of value to secure the large loan he needs. That gives Drake grounds to demand collateral of the most carnal sort. But when their delightful dalliance turns into a blaze too hot for even the devil to tame, will it destroy them both? This is Book One of the story of Max and Drake.

A Golden Forever

Author: Mary Anne Graham

Publisher: Mary Anne Graham

ISBN: 1448639905

Category: Fiction

Page: 266

View: 7093

As a half-breed who would never belong to his tribe, he sold himself for food, shelter and survival. As the Savage Lord who would never belong to the ton, he sold himself for social acceptance. As a man with nothing left to lose, he's learned that survival doesn't mean as much as self-respect and he'll never sell himself again. Keeping that vow might cost him his heart, his soul and his future. Colt grew up under the not so tender care of the stepfather who named him "Sky Who Walks" as a permanent reminder of his blue eyes that proclaim he can never be a real warrior. Disowned by his stepfather for disobedience after he tries to rescue his mother, Sky survives by trading the use of his body to widowed squaws for food and shelter. When the Earl who had abandoned his mother claims his son, Colton Simon Haversham trades the use of his body to society ladies to gain acceptance to the ton. Disowned by his biological father for refusing to step into a marital trap, Colt Star makes his way to California, vowing never to tread English soil again. Tormented by nightmares, Colt makes another vow --that the price of his passage to manhood is one he will never pay again. The English Earl wants a second chance from the son who doesn't believe in them and crafts a scheme to force Colt into a situation where he needs one himself. The Earl arranges for Colt and his partners to buy a claim, a cabin and a commercial lot in Hangtown, a California gold mining camp. Then he sells the remaining interest in the venture to Lady Viv, an English ice princess whose independent soul craves a future that does not require her to sell herself into a loveless marriage. The father knows his son, and Colt's savage fire melts her ice, but his hatred of cages crafted in the name of love, and his scorn for all things English send the lady fleeing for home. Can Colt's Gypsy partner and an English Duke gifted with a sixth sense force him to face his love for the lady he scorned? Will Colt tread the soil and reconcile with the father he foreswore? If he does, will it cast him back into his darkest nightmares?

Jude the Obscure

Author: Thomas Hardy

Publisher: N.A


Category: Adultery

Page: 488

View: 637

Family Life in the Age of Shakespeare

Author: Bruce W. Young

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313342407

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

View: 3676

From the star-crossed romance of Romeo and Juliet to Othello's misguided murder of Desdemona to the betrayal of King Lear by his daughters, family life is central to Shakespeare's dramas. This book helps students learn about family life in Shakespeare's England and in his plays. The book begins with an overview of the roots of Renaissance family life in the classical era and Middle Ages. This is followed by an extended consideration of family life in Elizabethan England. The book then explores how Shakespeare treats family life in his plays. Later chapters then examine how productions of his plays have treated scenes related to family life, and how scholars and critics have responded to family life in his works. The volume closes with a bibliography of print and electronic resources. The volume begins with a look at the classical and medieval background of family life in the Early Modern era. This is followed by a sustained discussion of family life in Shakespeare's world. The book then examines issues related to family life across a broad range of Shakespeare's works. Later chapters then examine how productions of the plays have treated scenes concerning family life, and how scholars and critics have commented on family life in Shakespeare's writings. The volume closes with a bibliography of print and electronic resources for student research. Students of literature will value this book for its illumination of critical scenes in Shakespeare's works, while students in social studies and history courses will appreciate its use of Shakespeare to explore daily life in the Elizabethan age.

The Cold Song

Author: Linn Ullmann

Publisher: Other Press, LLC

ISBN: 1590516680

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 9863

Named in the New York Times Book Review’s 100 Notable Books of 2014! Ullmann’s characters are complex and paradoxical: neither fully guilty nor fully innocent Siri Brodal, a chef and restaurant owner, is married to Jon Dreyer, a famous novelist plagued by writer’s block. Siri and Jon have two daughters, and together they spend their summers on the coast of Norway, in a mansion belonging to Jenny Brodal, Siri’s stylish and unforgiving mother. Siri and Jon’s marriage is loving but difficult, and troubled by painful secrets. They have a strained relationship with their elder daughter, Alma, who struggles to find her place in the family constellation. When Milla is hired as a nanny to allow Siri to work her long hours at the restaurant and Jon to supposedly meet the deadline on his book, life in the idyllic summer community takes a dire turn. One rainy July night, Milla disappears without a trace. After her remains are discovered and a suspect is identified, everyone who had any connection with her feels implicated in her tragedy and haunted by what they could have done to prevent it. The Cold Song is a story about telling stories and about how life is continually invented and reinvented.

Madame Bovary

Author: Gustave Flaubert

Publisher: Bantam Classics

ISBN: 0553213415

Category: Fiction

Page: 424

View: 1266

A powerful nineteenth-century French classic depicting the moral degeneration of a weak-willed woman