Bound by Temptation


Author: Cora Reilly
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781517455514
Category: Man-woman relationships
Page: 320
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Liliana Scuderi has been in love with Romero from the moment she first saw him. After her sisters were married off for tactical reasons, she hopes she might be allowed to choose a husband for herself, but when her father promises her to a man more than twice her age that hope is crushed. No begging can make him change his mind. Romero has always ignored Lily's flirting. Her age and status made her off-limits but even someone as dutiful as him has only so much control. Wanting her when she's supposed to marry another man could mean war between New York and the Chicago Outfit, and Romero has always put the Cosa Nostra first. Lily suspects her sisters and Romero would risk everything for her, but is her happiness worth that much? Is love worth a war between the Cosa Nostra and the Outfit?

Bound by Hatred


Author: Cora Reilly
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781512191653
Category:
Page: 312
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When Gianna watched her sister Aria getting married to a man she barely knew, she promised herself she wouldn't let the same thing happen to her. Matteo - The Blade - Vitiello set his eyes on Gianna the moment he saw her on his brother Luca's wedding, and Rocco Scuderi is more than willing to give his daughter to him, but Gianna has no intention of marrying for any other reason than love. A few months before the wedding, Gianna escapes her bodyguards and runs away. She has enough money to flee to Europe and begin a new life. But staying undetected when the mob is searching for her is a challenge that takes everything, especially as one of their best hunters and assassins is after her: Matteo Vitiello. After six months on the run, Gianna finally settles into a tentative routine in Munich, but then Matteo and a couple of her father's soldiers find her with another man. Despite her pleads they kill her boyfriend, and Gianna is forced to marry Matteo. Her emotions alternating between guilt over having dragged an innocent into her world and hatred toward Matteo, Gianna is determined to make life hell for her husband. But Matteo is a master at mind games and their struggle for power soon turns into hate-fueled nights of passion.

Bound by Honor


Author: Cora Reilly
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781505399707
Category:
Page: 322
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Born into one of the leading Mob families in Chicago, Aria Scuderi struggles to find her own path in a world where no choices are given. Aria was only fifteen when her parents betrothed her to Luca - The Vice - Vitiello, the oldest son of the head of the New York Cosa Nostra to ensure peace between the two families. Now at eighteen, the day Aria has been dreading for years is looming dangerously: her wedding to Luca. Aria is terrified of marrying a man she hardly knows, especially someone like Luca who got his nickname 'the Vice' for crushing a man's throat with his bare hands. Luca might be one of the most sought after men in New York thanks to his good looks, wealth and predator-like charisma that radiates power, but the society girls throwing themselves at him don't know what Aria does: that the bad boy aura isn't just a game; blood and death lurk beneath Luca's striking gray eyes and arrogant smile. In her world a handsome exterior often hides the monster within; a monster who can just as easily kill as kiss you. The only way to escape the marriage to Luca would be to run away and leave everything she's ever known behind but Aria can't bear the thought of never seeing her family again. Despite her fear, she decides to go through with the marriage; Aria has grown up among predators like Luca and knows that even most cold-hearted bastards have a heart and she has every intention of working her way into Luca's.

Bound by Duty


Author: Cora Reilly
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781507879924
Category: Fiction
Page: 318
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Dante – The Boss – Cavallaro's wife died four years ago. On the verge of becoming the youngest head in the history of the Chicago mafia, Dante needs a new wife and Valentina was chosen for the role. Valentina lost her husband, too, but her first marriage had always been for show. When she was eighteen, she agreed to marry Antonio in order to hide the truth: that he was gay and in love with an outsider. Even after his death, she kept his secret, not only to preserve the honor of a dead man, but also to protect herself. But now that she's about to marry Dante, her castle of lies threatens to crash. Dante is only thirty-six but already feared and respected in the Familia, and he's notorious for always getting what he wants. Valentina is terrified the wedding night will reveal her secret, but her worries prove unfounded when Dante shows her the cold shoulder. Soon her fear is replaced by confusion and indignation. Valentina is tired of being ignored. She's determined to get Dante's attention and desire, even if she can't get his heart that still belongs to his dead wife.

Voyeur Extraordinaire


Author: Cora Reilly
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781502394880
Category:
Page: 236
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Living in a dank one room apartment and working as a waitress in a shabby bar, Nora didn't think her life could get any worse. But that's before sexy-as-hell Adrian Black moves into the apartment across from her bedroom window and she's caught spying on him having sex. Now he has set his eyes on her. Not falling prey to his panty-dropping smiles proves to be a challenge Nora isn't sure she's ready for - especially since the most action she ever had are the butt slaps from leery customers at work. An encounter with Adrian involving a healthy dose of pent-up tension and too much alcohol leads to an awkward night that none of them will likely forget. But it's only the beginning... "Every night I take out my binoculars, point them at the window of my neighbor Adrian Black and watch him banging a new girl, and every night I wish the girl was me. Where the hell is a shooting star when you need one?"

Inseverable

A Carolina Beach Novel
Author: Cecy Robson
Publisher: Cecy Robson, LLC
ISBN: 0997194723
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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The History of Terrorism

From Antiquity to ISIS
Author: Gérard Chaliand,Arnaud Blin
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520292502
Category: History
Page: 536
View: 9086

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First published in English in 2007 under title: The history of terrorism: from antiquity to al Qaeda.

The Company of Strangers

A Natural History of Economic Life
Author: Paul Seabright
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400834785
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 400
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The Company of Strangers shows us the remarkable strangeness, and fragility, of our everyday lives. This completely revised and updated edition includes a new chapter analyzing how the rise and fall of social trust explain the unsustainable boom in the global economy over the past decade and the financial crisis that succeeded it. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, history, psychology, and literature, Paul Seabright explores how our evolved ability of abstract reasoning has allowed institutions like money, markets, cities, and the banking system to provide the foundations of social trust that we need in our everyday lives. Even the simple acts of buying food and clothing depend on an astonishing web of interaction that spans the globe. How did humans develop the ability to trust total strangers with providing our most basic needs?

A Bloody Kingdom


Author: J. J. Mcavoy
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781542995757
Category:
Page: 438
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The fourth book in the Ruthless People Series is here... It has been eight years since the Callahans defeated Avian Doers and conquered Chicago. Melody is now the Governor and public face of the family, while Liam rises as the Ceann na Conairte of both the Irish and Italians. Their reach is limitless; their power endless...but is it possible to have too much power? Can Liam and Melody raise a family, a city, and an empire? Only a fool would try to stop them now....

The Fearless Maverick


Author: Robyn Grady
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 037313018X
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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"Alex ... Thrill-seeker. Player. Champion. Driven to succeed, Alex's only desire is to win, win, win--at all costs! A champion race-car driver, he lives like he drives--fast, reckless and always number one ... But after a huge crash, his racing career facing ruin, Alex must confront his biggest fear: failure. Physio Libby Henderson is there to help him get back to fitness, and all Alex wants to do is get physical! Libby's dealt with more challenging things in life, but it's taking all of her professionalism to keep this stubborn playboy at bay!"--Publisher.

Breathless & Bloodstained


Author: Bethany-Kris
Publisher: Bethany-Kris
ISBN: 9781988197081
Category:
Page: 280
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No war is won without a few bloodstains. Tommas Rossi wants what belongs to him-he wants it bad. At thirty-years-old, he's on course to become the youngest boss in the Chicago Outfit's history. He just has to make it to the end alive. But being the boss of the Outfit means nothing to Tommas if a certain blue-eyed girl isn't standing with him when the city finally crumbles. The crown is so close he can taste it. Blood paves his way. Every king needs a queen, but he doesn't know how to get his anymore. Abriella Trentini has always been the rebel. She's quicker than most men, dangerous when she wants something, and more careful than anyone knows. Her relationship with Tommas Rossi has been a dangerous game she loved to play, but someone always has to lose. With choices to make, the kind that determines who will live and who will die, Abriella doesn't know what to do. This should have been easy, but nothing ever is, and her time to choose is running out. So much blood has spilled for this. The Outfit is in shambles, grieving and angry. The families just want peace. No one knows who will take the Chicago throne because too many men have a stake in this game. In wars like these, no one will let it go easily. They'll be bloodstained until the very bitter end. And left breathless in the devastation of it all. Has it been worth it? *** Please Note: Breathless is the fourth book in a series and should only be read after the first three books have also been read. It is NOT a standalone.

Scare Crow


Author: Julie Hockley
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491726156
Category: Fiction
Page: 334
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Nineteen-year-old Emily Sheppard is losing her sanity. Ever since her mob king boyfriend, Cameron Hillard, abandoned her for her own good, Emmy has been attempting to move on with her charmed college student life as if nothing happened. Now rejected from the underworld and left grieving over Cameron's alleged death, Emmy realizes she belongs nowhere. Worse yet, she is now keeping a dangerous secret. After just a short time with Emily, Cameron has lost control over his world. As he miserably attempts to return to what is left of his life and unravel the mess he has made of the underworld, Emily's hate turns to desperation. She needs to kill the kingpins responsible for Cameron's death before they come looking for her. As Cameron secretly observes Emily, he has no idea of the danger he has placed her in--or that it may already be too late for him to save her. Scare Crow is a tale of revenge, terror, and love as Emmy and Cameron embark on separate journeys to face enemies, correct past mistakes, and find their way to their destinies.

Ultimate Vengeance


Author: Nancy Haviland
Publisher: Nancy Haviland
ISBN: 9780994902436
Category:
Page: 518
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To a young Russian girl raised to respect and fear the Bratva, gaining the attention of a powerful sovietnik from a feared organization was a terrifying thing. A dangerous temptation Sacha Urusski had no hope of resisting. Predictably, Alekzander decimated her heart and left her bleeding...but with a precious reason to go on. When he prowls back into her quiet life, Sacha's decision to run is immediate. But before she can, Alekzander offers a confession that fully absolves him of his sins. Rather than celebrate, Sacha is forced to acknowledge an alarming truth. She has now become the villain in their story. Will she survive when Alekzander discovers why? Sixteen months ago, Alekzander Tarasov was forced to give up his chance at happiness by annihilating his relationship with his soulmate. Now, after accepting who he is and what lengths he'll go to protect what belongs to him, he wants Sacha back. Despite the darkness hovering over his family, he'll stop at nothing to drag his curvy angel so deep into his world of violence and uncertainty she'll never find her way out again. With life-altering secrets and lies, disillusionment and broken faith enter a world where loyalty and trust reign. Will Alek and Sacha's already damaged love be strong enough to survive? Or will it be a sense of duty that inexorably binds them together in the end?

Global Indian Diasporas

Exploring Trajectories of Migration and Theory
Author: Gijsbert Oonk
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9053560351
Category: History
Page: 294
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Global Indian Diasporas discusses the relationship between South Asian emigrants and their homeland, the reproduction of Indian culture abroad, and the role of the Indian state in reconnecting emigrants to India. Focusing on the limits of the diaspora concept, rather than its possibilities, this volume presents new historical and anthropological research on South Asian emigrants worldwide. From a comparative perspective, examples of South Asian emigrants in Suriname, Mauritius, East Africa, Canada, and the United Kingdom are deployed in order to show that in each of these regions there are South Asian emigrants who do not fit into the Indian diaspora concept—raising questions about the effectiveness of the diaspora as an academic and sociological index, and presenting new and controversial insights in diaspora issues.

The Book of Common Prayer

And Administration of the Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church,
Author: Church of England
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 438
View: 4432

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Jack of Spades

A Mafia Romance
Author: Renee Rose
Publisher: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781724147776
Category: Fiction
Page: 238
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"YOU'RE AT MY MERCY NOW, AMORE."Sorry, bella. You got dealt the losing hand. Witness to a crime, you're my prisoner now.I didn't mean for things to happen this way,But tying you to my bed and making you scream is an unexpected pleasure. A privilege, really.And even if I did trust you, now that I've had a taste, I'm not sure I'd let you go...

Discipline & Punish

The Birth of the Prison
Author: Michel Foucault
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307819299
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
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In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul.

Hidden Monsters


Author: London Miller
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781519526281
Category:
Page: 404
View: 3893

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Until Luka... Aleksandra Volkov happily escaped into the oblivion that alcohol and pills provided, longing to forget the memories that plague her. But sometimes, it takes someone as equally broken to mend the fractured pieces of her life. Until Alex... Luka Sergeyev willfully courted death by living in the midst of the very people who would have him killed if the truth of who he was ever came out. But he would gladly take that risk if it meant she would look at him like he mattered for just a little while longer. When it comes to life within the Volkov Bratva, love comes at a price, secrets are common, and most of all, one's survival is not guaranteed.