Owned (a Decadence After Dark Novel)


Author: M. Never
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781502718761
Category: Fiction
Page: 290
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"I like you collared, baby. I like you naked, I like you mine.” Ellie Stevens has lusted over Kayne Roberts since he first walked into the import/export company she works for a little over a year ago. As Expo's most important client, Ellie has always kept a safe distance from the man with the majestic blue eyes - until temptation finally gets the better of her. Impulsively, Ellie invites Kayne to one of Expo's infamous company parties her flamboyant boss is notorious for throwing. Unbeknownst to Ellie, the god in the Armani suit isn't just the suave entrepreneur he portrays himself to be. Underneath the professional exterior is a man with a secret life, dark desires, and nefarious contacts. In a hidden corner of a trendy New York City lounge, the spark kindling between the two of them ignites. Unable to resist the sinful attraction, Ellie agrees to leave with Kayne, believing she is finally bedding the man of her dreams. Little does she know when she walks out the door, she's about to be Owned. Owned is a dark erotic romance. Please pay close attention to the use of the words dark, erotic, and romance. It has intense sexual situations, a Master/slave relationship, mild abuse, and some violence. Reader discretion is advised.

Claimed (Decadence After Dark Book 2)


Author: M. Never
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781508767978
Category:
Page: 268
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With one look he consumed me. With one touch he marked me. With one kiss he owned me. With one whisper he claimed me. "No matter where you go or who you're with, you'll always be mine." Ellie Stevens thought she had moved on from the domineering man who abducted her. Now living in Hawaii and following her dreams, no one is going to keep her down. But things aren't always as they seem. Kayne Rivers reluctantly let Ellie go, but just because she's gone now, doesn't mean she'll be gone forever. She is his, and he won't stop until he's reclaimed her as his own. Claimed is a dark erotic romance. Please pay close attention to the use of the words dark, erotic, and romance. It has intense sexual situations, a Master/slave relationship, mild abuse and some violence. Reader discretion is advised.

Strip Me Bare


Author: M Never
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781977991966
Category:
Page: 274
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"I may have had more lovers than you, and I may take my clothes off for countless women, but you are the only one who can strip me bare." Do you ever stop loving someone just because they're gone? Five years ago, Ryan Pierce disappeared from Alana Remington's life without a trace. He was the one she gave her heart to, her soul to - and her virginity to. So, imagine her surprise when she finds him dancing at one of NYC's hottest male revues as 'Jack the Stripper.' Ryan never stopped loving Alana, and now that she has serendipitously dropped back into his life, he's vowed never to lose her again. But being together has its costs, and challenges Alana isn't sure she can handle. She finally has Ryan back. But how in the world is she supposed to share the love of her life with half of the women in New York City? Strip Me Bare is a standalone, second chance romance. It contains angst, heat, humor, heartbreak, and one seductive male stripper who will not only steal your panties, but also your heart. You've been warned.

The Southern Nights Series


Author: M. Never
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781548922368
Category:
Page: 226
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Kamdyn Ellis is the man. Mr. All-Star athlete and resident bad boy. #7 quarterback on the field, and #1 player off. Every guy at school wants to be him, and every girl at school wants to date him. Well, except Laney Summers that is. The sassy city girl is the only one immune to Kam's clear blue eyes and arsenal of southern charm. But when a debilitating injury sidelines Kam's future and ability to play football, it's Laney who is tasked to be his tutor while he recuperates at home. The chemistry between Kam and Laney is undeniable, and after months of ignoring what's clearly evident, Laney gives in. Allowing herself one night with Kam, no strings attached, no commitment to speak of. Alone, under the stars, on the fifty-yard line, Kam and Laney set out to discover if what they have is real, or just one steamy southern night. The Southern Nights series is a compilation of three novellas following the story of Kam and Laney, an all-star football player destined for greatness and the sassy city girl who challenges him on every level. This collection is steamy, fun, flirty and full of heart! (less)

The King in Yellow


Author: Robert William Chambers
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: N.A
Category: Horror tales
Page: 316
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A milestone of American supernatural fiction, The King in Yellow created a sensation upon its 1895 publication. Since then, it has markedly influenced writers in the genre, most famously, H. P. Lovecraft. Author Robert W. Chambers has been hailed as a writer of remarkable imaginative powers and the historic link between Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King.

Elicit (Decadence After Dark Book 5)


Author: M Never
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781539534341
Category:
Page: N.A
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"You don't know what he's capable of." "You don't know what I'm capable of." Jett Fox has been surrounded by women his entire life. He knows what makes them tick, how to make them feel beautiful, and how to work their feminine wiles to his advantage. Honing sexuality is in his blood. It's his gift. Jett is accustomed to women eating out of the palm of his hand, but when a tall, mysterious, redheaded goddess strolls into Mansion --his domain-- the eccentric Dom finds himself enamored. She becomes an obsession in his dark, secretive, and dangerous underworld -- a world that appears one way on the outside but is entirely different within. Forced to maintain the ruse at all costs, he'll walk a treacherous line between allegiance and lust, deliberately deceiving the one woman who means anything to him. But the mysterious redhead has secrets of her own -- secrets inlaid so deep they could threaten to tear both their hearts, and worlds, and livelihoods apart. You've been claimed by Kayne...seduced by Juice... now it's time to live Elicitly with Jett.

Decadent Romanticism: 1780-1914


Author: Kostas Boyiopoulos,Mark Sandy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317154126
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 226
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For Decadent authors, Romanticism was a source of powerful imaginative revisionism, perversion, transition, and partial negation. But for all these strong Decadent reactions against the period, the cultural phenomenon of Decadence shared with Romanticism a mutual distrust of the philosophy of utilitarianism and the aesthetics of neo-Classicism. Reflecting on the interstices between Romantic and Decadent literature, Decadent Romanticism reassesses the diverse and creative reactions of Decadent authors to Romanticism between 1780 and 1914, while also remaining alert to the prescience of the Romantic imagination to envisage its own distorted, darker, perverted, other self. Creative pairings include William Blake and his Decadent critics, the recurring figure of the sphinx in the work of Thomas De Quincey and Decadent writers, and Percy Shelley with both Mathilde Blind and Swinburne. Not surprisingly, John Keats’s works are a particular focus, in essays that explore Keats’s literary and visual legacies and his resonance for writers who considered him an icon of art for art’s sake. Crucial to this critical reassessment are the shared obsessions of Romanticism and Decadence with subjectivity, isolation, addiction, fragmentation, representation, romance, and voyeurism, as well as a poetics of desire and anxieties over the purpose of aestheticism.

Ruined (a Decadence After Dark Epilogue)


Author: M. Never
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781514632499
Category:
Page: 102
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Kayne Roberts. Kayne Rivers. Kayne Stevens. No matter his name, one fact remains the same. He's the man who enslaved me, ensnared me, claimed me and ruined me...For all other men that is. My life. My love My happiness. All belong to him. I belong to no one but him. He owns me. And I own him.

The Well Of Loneliness


Author: Radclyffe Hall
Publisher: Radclyffe Hall
ISBN: 889254182X
Category: Literary Collections
Page: N.A
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Radclyffe Hall (born Marguerite Radclyffe Hall on 12 August 1880 – 7 October 1943) was an English poet and author, best known for the novel The Well of Loneliness. The novel has become a groundbreaking work in lesbian literature. The Well of Loneliness is a 1928 lesbian novel by the British author Radclyffe Hall. It follows the life of Stephen Gordon, an Englishwoman from an upper-class family whose "sexual inversion" (homosexuality) is apparent from an early age. She finds love with Mary Llewellyn, whom she meets while serving as an ambulance driver in World War I, but their happiness together is marred by social isolation and rejection, which Hall depicts as having a debilitating effect on inverts. The novel portrays inversion as a natural, God-given state and makes an explicit plea: "Give us also the right to our existence".

Weep Not, Child


Author: Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110158484X
Category: Fiction
Page: 176
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The Nobel Prize–nominated Kenyan writer’s powerful first novel Two brothers, Njoroge and Kamau, stand on a garbage heap and look into their futures: Njoroge is to attend school, while Kamau will train to be a carpenter. But this is Kenya, and the times are against them: In the forests, the Mau Mau is waging war against the white government, and the two brothers and their family need to decide where their loyalties lie. For the practical Kamau, the choice is simple, but for Njoroge the scholar, the dream of progress through learning is a hard one to give up. The first East African novel published in English, Weep Not, Child is a moving book about the effects of the infamous Mau Mau uprising on the lives of ordinary men and women, and on one family in particular. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Book of Khalid


Author: Ameen Rihani
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3732680789
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
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Reproduction of the original: The Book of Khalid by Ameen Rihani

Six Toy


Author: James Crow
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781546595748
Category:
Page: 456
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Emma, Moving in with Jonathon Gold was a whole new wonderful life. It felt like I'd been plucked from another dimension and dropped into a carnal nirvana, with endless rabbit holes of exploration just waiting for me to tumble down them. And gladly I tumbled - until I wanted more. I wanted to be Head Girl, to service clients, especially when The Judge made enquiries for a day with a plaything. I thought I was strong enough. I thought I was on top of this newfound promiscuous game, but I was wrong. Jonathon Gold had demons in his closet. Thing is, Jonathon's closet turned out to be real, and if I really wanted to nail my man, really wanted to learn the art of the submissive and face The Judge and his perverted kinks, I'd have to live it first, in that sordid little room, and become Jonathon's toy for a day without a squeak of complaint. Then I'd face The Judge. Giving is receiving, so Jonathon tells me. I'm pretty sure I can do that. Jonathon, Emma Jane brings bubbly brightness to my world. She's sexy, gorgeous, naive and vulnerable, and her enthusiasm for her new life lifts me, really lifts me. I love her, my dirty girl, and I know in my heart it's a love that will last forever, but right now she's a rookie, an over-confident rookie. The best way for rookies to learn is to be thrown in at the deep end, is it not? And it couldn't get any deeper than The Judge - a man-mountain of depravity. The last time he visited, he took charge of the closet for a day of filthy debauchery, but the door to that seedy little hole has been locked for almost two years. Demons await me in that room, and demons either need to be purged or danced with, don't they? If Emma wants more, she has to earn it. And earn it she will when I unlock that door. Emma Jane must learn the art of the true submissive before she can become Head Girl, but Jonathon has demons to struggle with as he takes her down the steamy path to subservient bliss. Six Toy, by James Crow. ADVISORY: contains graphic depictions of kink, fetish and BDSM.

Brotopia

Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley
Author: Emily Chang
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735213542
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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Instant National Bestseller "Excellent." --San Francisco Chronicle "Brotopia is more than a business book. Silicon Valley holds extraordinary power over our present lives as well as whatever utopia (or nightmare) might come next." --New York Times Silicon Valley is a modern utopia where anyone can change the world. Unless you're a woman. For women in tech, Silicon Valley is not a fantasyland of unicorns, virtual reality rainbows, and 3D-printed lollipops, where millions of dollars grow on trees. It's a "Brotopia," where men hold all the cards and make all the rules. Vastly outnumbered, women face toxic workplaces rife with discrimination and sexual harassment, where investors take meetings in hot tubs and network at sex parties. In this powerful exposé, Bloomberg TV journalist Emily Chang reveals how Silicon Valley got so sexist despite its utopian ideals, why bro culture endures despite decades of companies claiming the moral high ground (Don't Be Evil! Connect the World!)--and how women are finally starting to speak out and fight back. Drawing on her deep network of Silicon Valley insiders, Chang opens the boardroom doors of male-dominated venture capital firms like Kleiner Perkins, the subject of Ellen Pao's high-profile gender discrimination lawsuit, and Sequoia, where a partner once famously said they "won't lower their standards" just to hire women. Interviews with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, and former Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer--who got their start at Google, where just one in five engineers is a woman--reveal just how hard it is to crack the Silicon Ceiling. And Chang shows how women such as former Uber engineer Susan Fowler, entrepreneur Niniane Wang, and game developer Brianna Wu, have risked their careers and sometimes their lives to pave a way for other women. Silicon Valley's aggressive, misogynistic, work-at-all costs culture has shut women out of the greatest wealth creation in the history of the world. It's time to break up the boys' club. Emily Chang shows us how to fix this toxic culture--to bring down Brotopia, once and for all.

Masters of the Matrix

Becoming the Architect of Your Reality and Activating the Original Human Template
Author: Magenta Pixie
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781539080015
Category:
Page: N.A
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WHAT IS THE MATRIX? WHO ARE THE MASTERS? The White Winged Collective Consciousness of Nine, through the channel Magenta Pixie, bring forward this transmission at a time of great change on planet Earth. Discover the true story of our origins as an energy system, how we "lost" the original template for our destiny, and how we are now in the process of "re-membering" those lost codes. Learn how humanity may reclaim the sovereignty which is rightfully ours, bringing us back into wholeness, integration and full understanding of who we are, what we are, why we are here and what we are here to do. Spirituality, metaphysics and science merge as the sacred geometry known as the "language of light" is downloaded and decoded. The realisation and activation of these "ancient codes for a new dawn of man" is an alchemical process available to us all. Now is the time that collectively we move forward into a fully conscious ascension, and embrace the new archetype of "Master of the Matrix."

The Passion to Survive


Author: Dana Elgrod
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781511532402
Category:
Page: 508
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Adventure, love, passion... What else do you need in life? When Eva gets pulled out of the water and learns that she was rescued from a destructive tsunami wave that demolished the island of Tenerife, her paradise turns into hell. Together with a small group of survivors, including Ethan, a US Marine Corps officer, Lily, a six-year-old British girl and Jonathan, a young man from New Zealand, she waits to be rescued. The group soon discovers that a series of unprecedented disasters befell the entire world and they must now embark on a grueling journey to reach a safe haven. Throughout the journey additional survivors join the small group and together they must face a new world order that is unexpected, thrilling and at times even chilling. Ethan and Eva form an exceptional and powerful bond that over time develops into a sensual and stormy love affair, but the obstacles they face along the way and the additional characters they encounter, continuously challenge their relationship. An erotic adventure romance about the true power of love and passion. When the world, as we know it, is gone, all we are left with is the passion to survive.

The Peripheral


Author: William Gibson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698170709
Category: Fiction
Page: 496
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William Gibson returns with his first novel since 2010’s New York Times–bestselling Zero History. Where Flynne and her brother, Burton, live, jobs outside the drug business are rare. Fortunately, Burton has his veteran’s benefits, for neural damage he suffered from implants during his time in the USMC’s elite Haptic Recon force. Then one night Burton has to go out, but there’s a job he’s supposed to do—a job Flynne didn’t know he had. Beta-testing part of a new game, he tells her. The job seems to be simple: work a perimeter around the image of a tower building. Little buglike things turn up. He’s supposed to get in their way, edge them back. That’s all there is to it. He’s offering Flynne a good price to take over for him. What she sees, though, isn’t what Burton told her to expect. It might be a game, but it might also be murder.

The Machine Stops (機器休止)


Author: E. M. Forster
Publisher: Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.
ISBN: N.A
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 5
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'"You talk as if a god had made the Machine," cried the other. "I believe that you pray to it when you are unhappy. Men made it, do not forget that."' E.M. Forster is best known for his exquisite novels, but these two affecting short stories brilliantly combine the fantastical with the allegorical. In 'The Machine Stops', humanity has isolated itself beneath the ground, enmeshed in automated comforts, and in 'The Celestial Omnibus' a young boy takes a trip his parents believe impossible. This book contains The Machine Stops and A Celestial Omnibus.

How to Read a Book

The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading
Author: Mortimer J. Adler,Charles Van Doren
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476790159
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 448
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Analyzes the art of reading and suggests ways to approach literary works, offering techniques for reading in specific literary genres ranging from fiction, poetry, and plays to scientific and philosophical works.

Kneel


Author: Dani René
Publisher: Dani René
ISBN: 0639900119
Category: Fiction
Page: 345
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From the international bestselling author comes a story of two shattered souls trying to find love in the dark. It’s raw, unapologetic, and carnal. “Greed was my vice. A sin that led to my addiction.” Love was not an option for Nate. He didn’t want it. Didn’t claim it. Until her. I hid the monster from everyone, including myself. Emotions were firmly locked away. As much control as I had in my life, I could never control my heart. Eva exposed me. She begged and pleaded, and I swore I'd make her kneel. And when she finally did, I broke the only jewel I ever owned. *This is a dark erotic romance with BDSM elements. Due to scenes of an adult nature, this book is for 18+ ONLY. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545; min-height: 14.0px}

The Stranger


Author: Albert Camus
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307827666
Category: Fiction
Page: 144
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Through the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach, Camus explored what he termed "the nakedness of man faced with the absurd." First published in 1946; now in a new translation by Matthew Ward.