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.

A Bloody Kingdom


Author: J.J. McAvoy
Publisher: NYLA
ISBN: 1943772525
Category: Fiction
Page: 393
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The fourth book in the Ruthless People Series is here... “After the battle sharpen your knives.” 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... Check out more thrilling titles in the Ruthless People series: RUTHLESS PEOPLE #1 "One Marriage + Two Bosses = 3X the Chaos." THE UNTOUCHABLES (#2) "One Secret, Multiple Casualties." AMERICAN SAVAGES (#3) "Villains by Choice." A BLOODY KINGDOM (#4) “After the battle, sharpen your knives.” DECLAN + CORALINE(prequel novella that takes place 2 years before Ruthless People) "You don't find love; it finds you." And look for the Ruthless People spinoff, Children of Vice--out 5.17.17“From the Ruthless, Vice shall Rise.”

Inseverable

A Carolina Beach Novel
Author: Cecy Robson
Publisher: Cecy Robson, LLC
ISBN: 0997194723
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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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
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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?"

Miami Hush Club


Author: Associate Clinical Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology and Clinical Medicine Head of Reproductive Endocrinology Michelle Warren, M.D.,Michelle Warren,Pam Berehulke
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781507603680
Category: Fiction
Page: 118
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I always believed that girls like me didn't find happily-ever-afters. But despite my sordid past and personal demons, the Miami Hush Club promised to make my every fantasy a reality. With a membership, they could gift me my dream job, dream car, dream house, and the perfect life for me and my little family. They easily sucked me into the madness and twisted me inside out, caging me until I didn't know right from wrong. The steep price of entry? My darkest secret. There's only one problem. Some secrets destroy. Some crush. Some fragment. Some even endanger the ones I love, and the one man I never imagined I would. Because some secrets, when shared, give power. And power is a dangerous thing. Especially when the one pulling my strings, playing god, has the terrifying means to destroy me. And worst of all, after I've given my secret away, I find the only thing that's left is my wrecked and tortured soul. But guess what? Nothing's safe. The club can take that too.

Nico

A Mafia Romance
Author: Sarah Castille
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 1250104041
Category: Fiction
Page: 350
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A dangerous proposal In Nico, the first book in the Ruin & Revenge series by New York Times bestselling author Sarah Castille, Las Vegas Mafia boss, Nico Toscani, is used to getting what he wants, whether it is having the City of Sin under his rule or a beautiful woman in his bed. But when he meets his match in the gorgeous, headstrong Mia Cordano, the daughter of a rival crime lord, all bets are off. . . Sexy computer hacker, Mia, struggles to break free of her ruthless father’s Mafia ties...but she can’t resist the powerful and seductive Nico, who will stop at nothing to possess her. With their families locked in a brutal war for control of the city, Mia and Nico enter into a forbidden game. Will they surrender to the passion that burns between them—and risk tearing apart their families? Or will Nico be forced to betray the only woman who sets his blood on fire?

Dirty Dom

A Bad Boy Mafia Romance
Author: Willow Winters
Publisher: Willow Winters Publishing LLC
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 234
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I’m not always proud of the man I am, but when you grow up in a crime family, there aren’t a lot of options. I do what I have to do, and more than often, I f*cking love it. The power, the women, the money. All of it comes easy to me. Until Becca walked into my office. Everything about her was tempting. Her beautiful eyes that pierced into me, her body that was made for sin. She came to pay off a debt, but I wanted more. So I did what I’ve always done, I took what I wanted. She’s a good girl who never should have walked through that door. I never should have touched her, but now that I have, I can’t stop. I’ll push her boundaries, she’ll cave to temptation. We’ll both forget about the danger. And that’s a mistake I can’t afford… Topics include: contemporary romance, modern romance, urban romance, wealthy, USA today, USA today bestseller, hot romance, free ebook, freebie, free book, free reads, free romance novel, free romance book, romance books free, free romance series, contemporary romance free, romance series, romance series, romance books, beach reads, new adult, college, female, stories, sensual, sensual romance, alpha male, dominant male, hot guy, racy, sexy, heartwarming, heart-warming, love, love books, kissing books, emotional journey, contemporary, contemporary romance, romance series, long series, long romance series, wealthy hero, wealthy heroes, captivating romance, hot, hot romance, mafia, mafia romance, valetti, valetti series, crime family romance. For Readers of: Jodi Ellen Malpas, Skye Warren, Pepper Winters, E.L. James.

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.

Trashy Foreplay


Author: Gemma James
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781545251638
Category: Man-woman relationships
Page: 270
View: 7805

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Never flirt with temptation. Never lust after what I can't have. And never, under any circumstances, screw a married man again. By the time this story is told, I'll have failed at all three... With my heart and reputation in ruins, I can't afford to make another mistake. Boarding a flight to Seattle is supposed to give me a clean slate, but from the moment Cash Montgomery slides into the seat next to mine, I'm captivated by his steel eyes that see too much. I ache for this stranger in a way I've never ached for anyone. But I didn't know he was married, and I sure as hell didn't see the curveball fate had in store. My clean slate in Seattle isn't so clean after all because my new boss is the man forbidden to me. And the only man I want. The only man I'll do anything for, even if it means breaking the promise I made to myself when I fled my old life in shame. I wasn't supposed to fall for a married man, but I did. NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: Trashy Foreplay is a steamy romance suitable for mature audiences only. Though the subject matter deals with adultery, there are no innocent parties here. Book 1 in the Trashy Affair series.

Lincoln in the Atlantic World


Author: Louise L. Stevenson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316419177
Category: History
Page: N.A
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This original and wide-ranging work reveals how Abraham Lincoln responded to prompts from around the globe to shape his personal appearance, political appeal, and presidential policies. Throughout his life, he learned lessons about slavery, American politics, and international relations from sources centered in Africa, Britain, and the European continent. Answering questions that previous scholars have not thought to ask, the book opens the vision of Lincoln as a global republican. Thanks to its new stories and compelling analyses, this book provides a provocative and stimulating read that will generate debate at both high and popular levels.

Revisionist Revolution in Vygotsky Studies

The State of the Art
Author: Anton Yasnitsky,René Van der Veer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317500415
Category: Psychology
Page: 334
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Revisionist Revolution in Vygotsky Studies brings together recent critical investigations which examine historical and textual inaccuracies associated with received understandings of Vygotsky’s work. By deconstructing the Vygotskian narrative, the authors debunk the 'cult of Vygotsky', allowing for a new, exciting interpretation of the logic and direction of his theory. The chapters cover a number of important themes, including: The chronology of Vygotsky’s ideas and theory development, and the main core of his theoretical writings Relationships between Vygotskians and their Western colleagues The international reception of Vygotskian psychology and problems of translation The future development of Vygotskian science Using Vygotsky’s published and unpublished writings the authors present a detailed historical understanding of Vygotsky’s thought, and the circumstances in which he worked. It includes coverage of the organization of academic psychology in the Soviet Union, the network of scholars associated with Vygotsky in the interwar period, and the assumed publication ban on Vygotsky’s writings. This volume is the first to provide an overview of revisionist studies of Vygotsky’s work, and is the product of close international collaboration between revisionist scholars. It will be an essential contribution to Vygotskian scholarship, and of great interest to researchers in the history of psychology, history of science, Soviet/Russian history, philosophical psychology and philosophy of science.

The Great Transformation

The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time
Author: Karl Polanyi
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 080705643X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 317
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One of the twentieth century's most thorough and discerning historians, Karl Polanyi sheds "new illumination on . . . the social implications of a particular economic system, the market economy that grew into full stature in the nineteenth century." -R. M. MacIver

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?

Hidden Monsters


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

Welsh Soldiers in the Later Middle Ages, 1282-1422


Author: Adam Chapman
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 1783270314
Category: Great Britain
Page: 264
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"Not only the leaders but the entire nation are trained in war. Sound the trumpet for battle and the peasant will rush from his plough to pick up his weapons as quickly as the courtier from the court." So wrote Gerald of Wales at the end of the twelfth century; and war continued to define the experiences of Welshmen in the succeeding years. This book explores the role of the Welsh in England's armies and in England's wars between Edward I's conquest of Wales in the 1280s, through the wars in Scotland and France and the revolt led by Owain Glyndwr, concluding with Henry V's conquest of Normandy following his victory at Agincourt in 1415. It examines the structure and composition of armies and the social networks and hierarchies which underpinned them: what sort of Welshmen became soldiers? How was Welsh society organised for war? What impact did wider political considerations have upon Welshmen in England's armies? These questions are answered using both well-known sources, such as the financial records of the English crown, and others less familiar, including the records of local administration and the large surviving corpus of Welsh-language poetry. Adam Chapman is Editor and Training Coordinator with the Victoria County History of the Counties of England at the Institute of Historical Research, London.

Key Works in Critical Pedagogy


Author: kecia hayes,Shirley R. Steinberg,Kenneth Tobin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9460913970
Category: Education
Page: 447
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Key Works in Critical Pedagogy: Joe L. Kincheloe comprises sixteen papers written within a twenty-year period in which Kincheloe inspired legions of educators with his incisive analyses of education. Kincheloe was a prolific thinker and writer who produced an enormous number of books and chapters and journal articles.In a career cut short by his untimely death, Kincheloe led the way with an approach to research and pedagogy that incorporated multiperspectival approaches that examined a wide range of topics including schooling, cultural studies, research bricolage, kinderculture, Christotainment, and capitalism. In these works Kincheloe used accessible, elegantly produced language to capture his emotional yet scholarly ways of engaging with the world. He was a champion of the disenfranchised and his writing consistently examined social life from the perspective of participants who were often treated harshly because of their marginalization. The articles in this book were selected to encompass Kincheloe’s impressive scholarly career and to draw attention to the necessity for educators to take a critical stance with respect to the enactment of education to reproduce disadvantage. Among the theoretical frameworks included in the works are critical pedagogy, research, hermeneutics, phenomenology, cultural studies, and post-formal thought. Key Works in Critical Pedagogy is a comprehensive introduction to the scholarly contributions of one of the foremost educational researchers of our time. The selected chapters and associated scholarly review essays constitute a reference resource for researchers, educators, students of education – and all of those with an interest in adopting a deeper view of ways in which policies and practices shape education and social life to produce privilege and disadvantage simultaneously in ways that are often hidden from view. The critical perspective that permeates these works constitute ways of thinking and being in the world that others can adopt as a framework for analyzing their engagement in education as researchers, teacher educators, policymakers, students, parents of students, and members of the community at large. Responding to each of Kincheloe's chapters is a scholar/teacher who is intimately familiar with the works, theories, and epistemologies of this unique scholar.