Death Dealers MC 5

Author: Alana Sapphire

Publisher: Alana Sapphire


Category: Fiction

Page: 260

View: 8808

CAN BE READ AS A STANDALONE. ***EMILY*** I'm going to make all your fantasies come true. If anyone could fulfill that promise, it's Venom, the hot biker who made it. He's crude, crass, and has a filthy mouth, but I'm drawn to him. After everything I've been through, the arrangement he offers seems to be exactly what I need. What I didn't expect is for him to be the answer to my prayers, healing me in ways I never thought possible. He awakens something in me I thought long dead. Will he ever want more, or am I fooling myself by thinking he could settle for someone like me? ***VENOM*** I wanted Emily the moment I saw her. All I could imagine was what I'd do to her if I got her in my bed. The more I get to know her, the more I see how deep her wounds are. She's fragile. As much as I crave her body, bringing her into my world could break her, and not just emotionally. I can't let that happen. I won't. Men like me don't get a happily ever after. Emily is better off without me, and I pray she doesn't learn that the hard way. CAN BE READ AS A STANDALONE or in the series order: Forbidden Tempted Claimed Deception Seduction Renascence


Author: Alana Sapphire

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781717514783


Page: 148

View: 3240

"No man knows what he will do till the right temptation comes." - Henry Ward Beecher When you're used to getting what you want with a snap of your fingers, playing the waiting game can be difficult. Can Gage stick to his guns or will he give in to sweet temptation? Will Raven be patient or play the role of temptress? Their desires only get stronger with time so how can they fight what they both crave?


A Death Dealers MC Novella

Author: Alana Sapphire

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781717518279


Page: 86

View: 4033

"While all deception requires secrecy, not all secrecy is meant to deceive." - Sissela Bok Gage and Raven have a near perfect life. The only thing missing is the baby Gage desperately wants. Then, a secret comes to life that turns their world upside down, and starts a chain of events that could destroy them. After all they've been through, do they have any fight left in them?


Author: Alana Sapphire

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781717513533


Page: 154

View: 2017

"We always long for the forbidden things, and desire what is denied us." - François Rabelais Two people separated by their own convictions, and outside forces they have no control over. Will they embrace or battle their attraction for each other? Can Raven look beyond the MC and see Gage for the man he is? Can Gage put aside his philandering ways and be the man Raven needs? Can they overcome the obstacles the universe throws at them or will they forever be denied the sweet taste of the forbidden fruit?

Dressing Renaissance Florence

Families, Fortunes, and Fine Clothing

Author: Carole Collier Frick

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801882647

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 2860

As portraits, private diaries, and estate inventories make clear, elite families of the Italian Renaissance were obsessed with fashion, investing as much as forty percent of their fortunes on clothing. In fact, the most elaborate outfits of the period could cost more than a good-sized farm out in the Mugello. Yet despite its prominence in both daily life and the economy, clothing has been largely overlooked in the rich historiography of Renaissance Italy. In Dressing Renaissance Florence, however, Carole Collier Frick provides the first in-depth study of the Renaissance fashion industry, focusing on Florence, a city founded on cloth, a city of wool manufacturers, finishers, and merchants, of silk dyers, brocade weavers, pearl dealers, and goldsmiths. From the artisans who designed and assembled the outfits to the families who amassed fabulous wardrobes, Frick's wide-ranging and innovative interdisciplinary history explores the social and political implications of clothing in Renaissance Italy's most style-conscious city. Frick begins with a detailed account of the industry itself -- its organization within the guild structure of the city, the specialized work done by male and female workers of differing social status, the materials used and their sources, and the garments and accessories produced. She then shows how the driving force behind the growth of the industry was the elite families of Florence, who, in order to maintain their social standing and family honor, made continuous purchases of clothing -- whether for everyday use or special occasions -- for their families and households. And she concludes with an analysis of the clothes themselves: what pieces made up an outfit; how outfits differed for men, women, and children; and what colors, fabrics, and design elements were popular. Further, and perhaps more basically, she asks how we know what we know about Renaissance fashion and looks to both Florence's sumptuary laws, which defined what could be worn on the streets, and the depiction of contemporary clothing in Florentine art for the answer. For Florence's elite, appearance and display were intimately bound up with self-identity. Dressing Renaissance Florence enables us to better understand the social and cultural milieu of Renaissance Italy.

The Book of Madness and Cures

A Novel

Author: Regina O'Melveny

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316195820

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 574

Dr. Gabriella Mondini, a strong-willed, young Venetian woman, has followed her father in the path of medicine. She possesses a singleminded passion for the art of physick, even though, in 1590, the male-dominated establishment is reluctant to accept a woman doctor. So when her father disappears on a mysterious journey, Gabriella's own status in the Venetian medical society is threatened. Her father has left clues--beautiful, thoughtful, sometimes torrid, and often enigmatic letters from his travels as he researches his vast encyclopedia, The Book of Diseases. After ten years of missing his kindness, insight, and guidance, Gabriella decides to set off on a quest to find him--a daunting journey that will take her through great university cities, centers of medicine, and remote villages across Europe. Despite setbacks, wary strangers, and the menaces of the road, the young doctor bravely follows the clues to her lost father, all while taking notes on maladies and treating the ill to supplement her own work. Gorgeous and brilliantly written, and filled with details about science, medicine, food, and madness, THE BOOK OF MADNESS AND CURES is an unforgettable debut.


A Death Dealers MC Novella (Book 5.5)

Author: Alana Sapphire

Publisher: Alana Sapphire


Category: Fiction

Page: 102

View: 8742

Jon and Ellen have a beautiful life. He won her heart when all she offered was her body. With a baby on the way, they couldn’t be happier. She wears his patch, shares his home, and he couldn’t love her son more than he does. But Jon still wants more. He wants his ring on Ellen’s finger, and he intends to make it happen before their child is born. It’s time he made her his in every way. *** Gage and Raven are at the happiest point in their rocky relationship. They’re weeks away from the birth of their twins, and believe they have the perfect marriage. But what if it isn’t perfect? Old conflicts surface and new ones emerge, threatening everything they value. Can they hold it together, or will they finally break under the weight of their troubles? Is this the end of RAGE? INCLUDES BONUS CONTENT - A DELETED SCENE FROM SEDUCTION, AND ENVISAGE (A #RAGE SHORT STORY). ENVISAGE WAS PREVIOUSLY ONLY AVAILABLE IN THE RAGE BOXED SET. Paradox is best enjoyed if you’ve read the previous books in the series: Forbidden, Tempted, Claimed, Deception, Seduction, and Renascence.

Cookin' with Coolio

5 Star Meals at a 1 Star Price

Author: Coolio

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439149737

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

View: 6024

THERE'S ONLY ONE THING THAT COOLIO'S BEEN DOING LONGER THAN RAPPING: COOKING Coolio started making thirty-minute meals when he was ten years old and has since developed a whole new cuisine: Ghetto Gourmet. His recipes are built around solid comfort foods with a healthy twist that don't break the bank. Start your Ghetto Gourmet adventure with some "Soul Rolls," follow-up with "Finger-Lickin', Rib-Stickin', Fall-Off-the-Bone-and-into-Your-Mouth Chicken," and fi nish off with "Banana Ba-ba-ba-bread" sweetened with golden honey. Chapters such as "How to Become a Kitchen Pimp," "Chillin' and Grillin'," and "Pasta Like a Rasta" will guide you through creating 5 star meals at a 1 star price. You can't fi nd fusions like Blasian (black Asian) or Ghettalian (ghetto Italian) in restaurants, but you can have them cooking away in your kitchen faster and easier than ordering takeout. As Coolio says, "All you need is a little bit of food, and a little bit of know-how."


Author: Alana Sapphire

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781543017939


Page: 218

View: 6103

"It is not enough to conquer; one must learn to seduce." - Voltaire Jon and Ellen want different things. One, a deeper connection, the other, no strings attached. He wants to settle down, but after losing the man she loves, she believes she's incapable of loving another. With both playing for different prizes, who will win in this game of love? She wants his body, he wants her heart. Let the seduction begin.

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Author: Jane Jacobs

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 052543285X

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 4070

Thirty years after its publication, The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning....[It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book's arguments." Jane Jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, sane, and delightfully epigrammatic, Jacobs's small masterpiece is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities. It is sensible, knowledgeable, readable, indispensable. The author has written a new foreword for this Modern Library edition.


A Picture Album

Author: Wellcome Collection

Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag

ISBN: 9780957028531

Category: Art

Page: 80

View: 4978

Death the friend, Death the enemy ; violent death, gentle death, deathly warnings ; deaths to contemplate dand deaths to commemorate...

Beyond the Cage

Author: Alana Sapphire

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537090108


Page: 226

View: 4048

**JASMINE** MMA champ, Cameron 'K.O.' Jackson, is the embodiment of every woman's dream man. He's smart, tall, dark, and handsome, with a bad boy twist. The only problem is, this Prince Charming doesn't talk. That's right. He acknowledges he can, he just...doesn't. The night I met him, his beauty turned my brain to mush. Then, he kissed me, and my world tilted on its axis. He was a distraction, something I didn't need being twenty-two years old and pre-med. Besides, I had no business even thinking about a violent MMA fighter, so I walked away with no intention of seeing him again. Apparently, he had other plans. He tracked me down, and I brushed all my objections aside, diving head first into a relationship because he intrigued me. As I get to know him, I learn he's not the psychotic killer I thought he was, but the more I'm with him, it seems the less I know. He's a conundrum - scary fighter and gentle giant; public figure, private man. Mystery surrounds him and no one is more curious than I am. Well, you know the saying - 'curiosity killed the cat'. Cameron's world is dangerous, and I'm about to learn firsthand. When it breaks down my door, will he be able to save me? ***REVISED EDITION - AUGUST 2016***


Author: Jaymin Eve,Jane Washington

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981477807

Category: Gods

Page: 334

View: 7601

Willa Knight: Dweller? Sol? Accidental evolutionary hiccup? Willa has never been a particularly useful dweller: she isn't very good at chores, she isn't very good at worshipping, she isn't very good at not having opinions, and she isn't very good with rules-but none of that matters anymore. The rules are changing. The dwellers are trying to make their own way in the world, and Willa can't seem to help getting tangled up in their plans. Luckily, she has the Abcurse brothers to help her out-until she doesn't, and suddenly she's alone again in a world on the brink of chaos. With the Abcurses gone, she'll have to rely on her wits, and her sister Emmy, to stay under the radar and survive. Because someone wants her dead. But, really, what else is new? This is a full novel, 90,000 words. Book 3 of 5 in the Curse of the Gods Series


Author: Alana Sapphire

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781717517739


Page: 246

View: 7709

"The course of true love never did run smooth." - William Shakespeare Gage and Raven's relationship was born and bred in turmoil. Questioning their future was only natural for both of them. After battling against the odds, they thought they were home free. Then, the unthinkable happened. Thrust into the fiery depths of Hell, they'll have to exorcise their own demons before they can claim the love they've fought so hard for.


Death Dealers MC 2

Author: Alana Sapphire

Publisher: Alana Sapphire


Category: Fiction

Page: 148

View: 5196

Lead me into temptation… ***Raven*** Attraction Temptation Danger Gage Hunter is a temptation no woman should have to fight. He’s sexy as sin and more appealing than the apple in The Garden. I’ve tried resisting him, but ended up running right back into his arms every time. He says he’ll wait for me, but with danger lurking around every corner, I may not make it to my birthday. Do I trust him to protect me or do I play it safe, knowing losing him would be another kind of death? ***Gage*** I’m not a good man. My life is complicated, and even though being with me puts Raven in constant danger, I can’t stay away from her. I will protect her at all costs. She will be mine. This fight with temptation is one I don’t mind losing. Intended for mature audiences. These books explore serious themes that may be considered triggers for some. Book 2 of 3, plus a novella, in Gage and Raven’s story. Reading order: Forbidden Tempted Claimed Deception (A Novella)


President & First Lady Of The Death Dealers MC

Author: Alana Sapphire

Publisher: Alana Sapphire


Category: Fiction

Page: 450

View: 6271

She was FORBIDDEN, but she TEMPTED him like no other woman, so he'll stop at nothing 'til he's CLAIMED her. As president of the Death Dealers MC, Gage "Reaper" Hunter is the man every woman wants, and every man wants to be. What he wants, is Raven Alvarez in his bed. But he can't have her. Not yet. Raven, on the other hand, wants nothing to do with the older biker. At least that's what she keeps telling herself. The more they try to stay away from each other, the deeper their connection grows. Then, disaster strikes. Raven is left scarred, and Gage is out for revenge. They help each other heal, discovering their connection is more than physical. Together, they become an unstoppable force, bringing the perpetrators to justice. They didn't expect to fall in love, but after the road they traveled, their journey had no other destination. Raven has found her knight in shining leather. Gage has finally found his First Lady. Together, they are RAGE. ***REVISED AS OF 3-29-18*** Get Gage and Raven's story in this bundle/boxed set for a limited time! Includes: Forbidden (Death Dealers MC 1) Tempted (Death Dealers MC 2) Claimed (Death Dealers MC 3) Deception (A Death Dealers MC Novella) Envisage (A #Rage Short Story) **eBook version also contains a NEW bonus scene, and an excerpt from Seduction, Book 4 - Einstein's story!** Intended for mature audiences. These books explore serious themes that may be considered triggers for some.

Exquisite Redemption

Author: Ann Mayburn

Publisher: Ann Mayburn

ISBN: 0997309369

Category: Fiction

Page: 362

View: 2466

Sarah In my wild, reckless past Carlos 'Beach' Rodriguez would have been my ideal man. He's handsome, experienced, rich, kind, and in complete control of his destiny. Unfortunately he's also a criminal, the President of an outlaw motorcycle club, and I've sworn off bad boys in my efforts to live my dream of being normal. He would be so much easier to resist him if he hadn't saved my life more than once and didn't treat me like his queen. Beach Gorgeous, smart, and deadly, Sarah is my ideal woman, even if she is almost young enough to be my daughter. On the surface she's one of the toughest females I've ever met, but underneath all that hard beauty and menace lies an incredibly tender heart that's been damaged in the past. Winning her love is gonna be a challenge, but I'm determined to have her as my old lady and I'll do whatever I have to in order to make that happen. That would be a hell of a lot easier to do if people weren't trying to kill us all the time.

Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Author: Laini Taylor

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316192147

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 432

View: 5870

Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war. Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages--not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out. When one of the strangers--beautiful, haunted Akiva--fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?

Justify My Thug

Author: Wahida Clark

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1936399458

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9779

Tasha and Trae try to overcome their troubles and make their marriage work. Meanwhile, Jaz is facing drama of her own. In the torrid world of sex, drugs, and crime, author Clark continues her definitive hip-hop soap opera that fans have come to love.

Deadly Dorian

Author: Jocelynn Drake,Rinda Elliott

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781987739886


Page: 280

View: 400

Someone is trying to kill Marc Foster. Attempted poisoning was bad enough, but when the would-be killer messes with the brakes on Marc's precious Porsche, the art dealer admits he needs help. He just wasn't expecting help to be quite so dark and sexy. Royce Karras loves his job at Ward Security. He's making up for a lifetime of bad decisions and a bloody past he'd rather forget. But Marc isn't the spoiled rich boy he thought he'd be protecting. Sticking close to Marc as his "boyfriend" gives Royce insight into his toxic family, but it also reveals a brilliant, compassionate man who completely disarms Royce. Against his better judgment, Royce finds himself falling. But can they find a way to make it work when Royce's past threatens to tear their lives apart? Their future hinges on a lost Renaissance painting, six bichon frises, and a pornographic Robin Hood. No worries, right?