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Object of Desire

by William J. Mann

"It's always been golden for you, Danny. You've always been the golden boy." Danny Fortunato seemed to have it all. He was cute, funny, sexy, smart--the hottest go-go boy in West Hollywood. When he danced on stage, all eyes were upon him and all men desired him. But something always kept Danny from ever really believing he was the golden boy that others said he was. . .Twenty years later, living in Palm Springs, Danny is celebrating his 41st birthday--although "celebrating" might not be the right word for how he feels about his life today. To the outside world, he's still golden: he still has his looks, and he still loves Frank, his boyfriend of nearly two decades. But something is missing in his life. Passion. Romance. Adventure. The same something that's been missing ever since that day when he turned fourteen, when his sister Becky disappeared and his whole world flipped upside-down. . .Filled with unforgettable warmth, incorrigible humor, and irresistible charm, Object of Desire takes readers through three milestone eras in one man's life--his youth in the 1970s, his days of abandon in the 1980s, and his more sober, reflective existence today--and reaffirms William J. Mann's reputation as one of gay fiction's major narrative powers. "Mann's vivid style is a treat."--Publishers Weekly"Mann's writing is smart, aware and cognizant enough to take a well-practiced theme and give it a shot in the arm." --Instinct

Hard At Work

by Brad Saunders

It starts with a look shared between strangers--a sexy, appraising gaze that hints at the desire for more. Usually, because of commitments, timing, or social restrictions, it ends there. But in this steamy, x-rated new edition of Brad Saunders' Men I Might Have Known series, the encounters go much, much further.The men in this provocative new collection are real--a gorgeous, hard-bodied young moving man, a handsome Latino interior designer, a striking silver-haired hotelier--but the intimate, erotic adventures that follow come straight from the author's lusty, deliciously vivid imagination. From the eager young actor who stars in an unforgettable casting session, to the spectacularly endowed porn star who gives an interview that's truly in-depth, these stories run the gamut from sweet to tawdry, but each one is undeniably hot. A cute sommelier offers an after-hours tasting session. . . A night spent bar-hopping in Berlin turns into a tantalizing threesome. . . When sex and fantasy mingle, every urge can be indulged, every taboo explored, and satisfaction is always guaranteed.Brad Saunders currently lives in Los Angeles and is hard at work on several books and screenplays. When he is not writing about the men in his life, he writes about food, travel, and the arts for several publications.

Ruthless Heart

by Emma Lang

He led her astray, and she never wanted to go back. . .Sheltered all her life, Eliza Hunter never imagined herself alone in the vast Utah plains, much less trailing a mysterious, rugged man hired to hunt down her beautiful younger sister. Unable to reveal the truth about her pursuit of him, Eliza plays student to his teacher, transforming herself in the process. And when she finds herself sharing the warmth of Grady's campfire, wrapped in his arms, hypnotized by his power, soon she is a naïve spinster no more. . .Grady Wolfe is more than a loner, he's a man forever on the run. With a body and soul finely honed from living off the land, Grady knows he should leave the irresistible woman alone, but she stirs something in him he hasn't felt before. Now he's lost in the woods for the first time in his life--with a dangerous job to do. And no one--not even the luscious Eliza--is going to stop him. . ."This is a beautifully written, solid and thoughtful historical." --Diane Whiteside, national bestselling author

Wolf Tales X

by Kate Douglas

A Life For A LifeThe Chanku are gifted with more power--of mind, body, and soul--than the most superior of humans. Yet even these exceptional beings cannot change the laws of nature. . .or destiny. And when one loses his human life mate to a tragic accident, he is shattered by grief he never imagined possible. . .The only thing worse than losing his love is knowing that her death was caused by the incompetence of a goddess supposedly possessed of timeless wisdom. The justice dealt for the goddess's horrible mistake is a demotion--from immortal to human--and the charge of filling the missing space in the Montana pack. But while some accept her quickly, not all are so willing. . .It is time for Anton, Stefan, and Adam to test the newcomer: to see if she can withstand the heights of ecstasy these Chanku men will show her--and to discover whether, when faced with the ultimate sacrifice, she will make the right choice. . . "Definitely NOT for the timid reader. . .Oh, to be Chanku!" --Anne McCaffrey Praise for Kate Douglas's and her Wolf Tales Series"A searing erotic tale that will send your senses reeling."--Cheyenne McCray "Deliciously erotic, lushly romantic. . .explores the hot edge of passion!"--Angela Knight"Heroines whom we love for their strength. . .heroes we love for their sensitivity."--Romantic Times

Double Dating With The Dead

by Karen Kelley

Hands Off My Astral Plane!Psychic Selena James is having the kind of week that makes her happy to talk to the dead. First, famously skeptical (and sinfully sexy) writer, Trent Sanders, called her delusional on TV. Next, her outraged mother publicly challenged him to spend two weeks with Selena at the haunted Garvey Hotel. Now, if Selena can't prove ghosts exist, she'll answer to Trent's private wager: one night in his bed. . . Trent Sanders doesn't believe in anything he can't see, taste, or touch, and what he sees right now he would definitely enjoy tasting and touching. Selena James might be a bit kooky, but she's also blessed with a wicked sense of humor, like when she pinched his butt and insisted it wasn't her, but one of the hotel's resident "ghosts." Riiiiiight. But as things move from "haunted" to extremely hot, Trent's starting to believe some things in life just can't be explained. . . "An over-the-top, spunky romance. . . Fans will not be disappointed with the witty humor, wacky characters and sexual tension, and new readers will be hooked." --Romantic Times"Her books are funny and romantic with the perfect blend of spice!" --Gena Showalter

Bedding the Enemy

by Mary Wine

Laird Keir McQuade is a newcomer to his title, and has much work before him to restore the McQuade honor. Finding a wife is an excellent start. He's duty-bound to go to court and swear homage to his king anyway, a perfect opportunity--were not court women trussed in stupid fashions and corrupted with false mannerisms. Of course, not every lady hides behind a powdered face...Helena Knyvett may be a daughter of the aristocracy, but in truth she is little but a pawn in her brother's ploys for power. Her smallest acts of defiance carry a heavy price. But one honorable man among a crowd of dandies could give her all she needs to change her fortunes--and set her free. . . Among the ruthless ambitions of England's powerful, love at first sight is a dangerous game. But the treachery, scandal, and treason that follow can unleash as much passion as it does adventure. . . "Sweeps you into the time period without taking a thing away from delightful characters and a charming romance. . .definitely a must-read." --Heather Graham on In Bed with a Stranger

I Want It Now

by Sydney Molare

There's nothing hotter than a woman who knows what she wants in the bedroom--or anywhere that turns her on. In this intensely erotic collection, three lusty ladies satisfy their wildest desires--over and over again. . .. I Want It Now She has everything but the husband, so Dina does what any red-blooded modern woman would do--she mail orders a gorgeous stranger to call her own. Hard-bodied and over six feet tall, Dubois knows just how to use his hands and mouth to keep Dina moaning for more. . . If sex is a game, Chaz and Elena are master players. Nothing is taboo, they can live out any fantasy they desire, anytime, anywhere--as long as they do it with each other. . . Topaz is ready for some one-on-one action. The problem is, how to choose between her three husbands? There's only one way to narrow it down: put each man's talents to the test, one scorching lovemaking session at a time. . .. "A sizzling smorgasbord of dishes that whet the appetite for more, more, more! The characters are hot, sexy and passionate. This book will definitely keep you satisfied." --Romantic Times on Satisfy Me Tonight

Such A Pretty Face

by Cathy Lamb

In this warm, funny, thoroughly candid novel, acclaimed author Cathy Lamb introduces an unforgettable heroine who's half the woman she used to be, and about to find herself for the first time. . .Two years and 170 pounds ago, Stevie Barrett was wheeled into an operating room for surgery that most likely saved her life. Since that day, a new Stevie has emerged, one who walks without wheezing, plants a garden for self-therapy, and builds and paints fantastical wooden chairs. At thirty-five, Stevie is the one thing she never thought she'd be: thin. But for everything that's changed, some things remain the same. Stevie's shyness refuses to melt away. She still can't look her neighbors' gorgeous great-nephew in the eye. The Portland law office where she works remains utterly dysfunctional, as does her family--the aunt, uncle, and cousins who took her in when she was a child. To top it off, her once supportive best friend clearly resents her weight loss. By far the biggest challenge in Stevie's new life lies in figuring out how to define her new self. Collaborating with her cousins to plan her aunt and uncle's problematic fortieth anniversary party, Stevie starts to find some surprising answers--about who she is, who she wants to be, and how the old Stevie evolved in the first place. And with each revelation, she realizes the most important part of her transformation may not be what she's lost, but the courage and confidence she's gathering, day by day. As achingly honest as it is witty, Such A Pretty Face is a richly insightful novel of one woman's search for love, family, and acceptance, of the pain we all carry--and the wonders that can happen when we let it go at last.Outstanding Praise For Cathy Lamb And Her NovelsHenry's SistersAn Indie Next List Notable Book"A story of strength and reconciliation and change."--The Sunday Oregonian"Lamb delivers grace, humor and forgiveness. . .positively irresistible."--Publishers Weekly"If you loved Terms of Endearment, the Ya Ya Sisterhood, and Steel Magnolias, you will love Henry's Sisters. Cathy Lamb just keeps getting better and better."--The Three Tomatoes Book ClubThe Last Time I Was Me"Charming."--Publishers WeeklyJulia's Chocolates"Julia's Chocolates is wise, tender, and very funny. In Julia Bennett, Cathy Lamb has created a deeply wonderful character, brave and true. I loved this beguiling novel about love, friendship and the enchantment of really good chocolate."--Luanne Rice, New York Times bestselling author

The Falcon Prince

by Karen Kelley

Come Fly With Me...Rhianna Lancaster has always been "different"--and not in that quirky, small-town Texas way. Nope, Ria's unique qualities are downright bizarre, which is why she tries to keep them to herself, thank you very much. So maybe she should be glad when, out for a run, she encounters a guy even weirder than she is--not to mention naked as a jaybird... What Ria learns from this "Prince Kristor" person is that he's an alien sent to help her get in touch with her powers and rescue her from a mortally unfulfilling life here on earth. Good to know. Also good to know the local law enforcement, whom Ria calls after macing Good Prince Naked and running for her life. Problem is, she can't stop "Her books are funny and romantic with the perfect blend of spice!" --Gena Showalter

Two The Hard Way

by Travis Hunter

Coming up in the inner city, Kwame and Romeo Braxton never had anyone except their Nana and each other. So when big brother Kwame caught two years for doing nothing but keeping the wrong kind of friends, their lives were turned upside down. And things are about to get shaken up one more time. . . Romeo is seventeen and the star quarterback for the Tucker Tigers. He gets all the attention he can handle from the honeys--and the big-time college football programs. Deciding where to take a scholarship should be Romeo's biggest problem, but these days it's the last thing on his mind. . . Not only is Kwame finally getting out of jail, their absentee mother Pearl is back on the scene, and Rome's girl Ngiai says she's ready to get serious. Oh, and a couple of thugs beat Pearl nearly to death and wrecked Nana's crib. With everything in their lives out of control, Kwame and Rome are at a serious crossroads. Now they'll have to decide who's really got their backs, and what kind of future they're ready to step up to. . . "Gritty, realistic, and unforgettable, Travis Hunter knows the urban teen scene." --Ni-Ni Simone, author of Teenage Love Affair

Falcon's Captive

by Vonna Harper

SavageHigh above the desert valley, the Falcon Jola circles over the band of warriors below--men who have invaded her land and killed her mate, leaving her alone and longing for the piercing pleasure she once found in her lover's arms. She will resist these outsiders at all costs. . . Sexual But in a moment of human weakness she is caught. Naked and alone, she fights her captor and vows never to submit. Yet as she lies beneath his rock hard length, her traitorous body responds to his touch. . .Surrender Each rough caress creates a smoldering heat inside, a throbbing pressure that demands release. Lost in a haze of sexual pleasure, she is a slave to her desire--and can only beg for more. . .Praise for Vonna Harper"The sex is fabulous, inventive, and orgasmic." --Just Erotic Romance Reviews

A Slice of Murder

by Chris Cavender

Not too much happens in the sleepy little town of Timber Ridge, North Carolina--which is fine with pizza-purveyor extraordinaire Eleanor Swift. The spunky owner of A Slice of Delight is trying to mend her broken heart and could use a little quiet time. But when a late night delivery customer turns up dead, she's in for just the opposite in this delicious mystery series debut, featuring pizza as the prima character . . ."Pizza lovers will relish Cavender's delightful first in a new cozy series." -Publishers Weekly"Cavender introduces a promising cast of characters." -Booklist"The camaraderie of the Timber Ridge, NC, sisters is reminiscent of Nancy Martin's Blackbird siblings." -Library Journal"A delightful mystery--as filling as a big slice of warm pizza." -Armchair Interviews"As warm and satisfying as a pizza straight from the oven. I can't wait for seconds!"--Laura Levine

The Devil She Knows

by Diane Whiteside

Even a devil deserves the good love of a woman. . .After avenging the murders of his family, Gareth Lowell headed west to put his demons to rest. Though several years have passed, he still carries the weight of his sins and doesn't believe he deserves to be loved--even by the beautiful Portia Townsend. He's known Portia since she was a young girl, and though she's blossomed into a voluptuous woman, he resists the deep longing she stirs in him. When Portia realizes Gareth will never see her as anything more than the feisty, silly girl she once was, she decides to move on. Trouble is, Portia has once again gotten herself into a dangerous situation, and the only way out is to marry Gareth--if only temporarily. Turns out getting hitched was the easy part, while giving up a scorching passion is the last thing either are willing to admit. . .Praise For The Novels Of Diane Whiteside"Very hot. . .Once you start you won't want to stop reading." --Romantic Times"So steamy that it fogs one's reading glasses. . ." --Booklist on The Irish Devil

Between Boyfriends

by Michael Salvatore

In this sharp, entertaining, wry-but-tender debut, Michael Salvatore follows one man's search for the perfect boyfriend in a hilariously imperfect world.Single, slightly neurotic Steven Bartholomew Ferrante loves his sharp-tongued, loyal friends, his chaotic job as producer for the daytime soap If Tomorrow Never Comes, and his crazy Sicilian mother, not necessarily in that order. Yet at thirty-three, his life is a little like the peppermint mocha coffee drinks that are his favorite indulgence--fun, frothy, but only superficially satisfying. Four years after his boyfriend kicked him to the curb, Steven is still trying to find a replacement. There's been no shortage of casual couplings and one night (or less) stands, but while other body parts are catered to, his heart wants something more. Someone to share sexy Sunday mornings and shopping trips to buy unnecessary kitchen appliances. Someone he can trade knowing smiles with while dishing dirt with his crew at their favorite Chelsea haunts. Somebody to love.And maybe he's finally found it. Because if Steven's learned one thing from If Tomorrow Never Comes, it's that every storyline has its twists--and the beauty of living spoiler-free is that you never know who's waiting in the wings. . ."Outrageous and over the top, Between Boyfriends is the ultimate roller-coaster ride of the highs and lows of dating and mating." --Drew Ferguson, author of The Screwed-Up Life of Charlie The Second"Sexy, funny and drama-filled!"--Michael Thomas Ford, author of The Road HomeMichael Salvatore is an award-winning writer and one of six playwrights whose career will be tracked by WritersInsight.com until 2010. He is a graduate of New York University, has studied at Playwrights Horizons and Gotham Writers Workshop, and has written several screenplays.

Some Like It Scot

by Donna Kauffman

There Goes The Bride. . .She's cautious, careful--and about to lose control of her future to a marriage of inconvenience. So, what can reluctant bride Katie McAuley do? Easy--let a modern-day prince charming spirit her away for a month to his Scottish castle. There she can take refuge from her overbearing family and finally figure out what she really wants. But the more Katie sees of Graham McLeod, the harder it's getting to keep their arrangement strictly business. . .As McLeod clan leader, Graham had always placed duty to his heritage and people before everything else. Now with Katie as his "betrothed," he's finally satisfied a ridiculously outdated Marriage Pact to wed a McAuley descendant, letting him focus on more pressing matters, like preventing a ruthless relative's takeover of his home island. If he could just keep Katie's courage and honesty at arm's length, not to mention their all-too-sizzling attraction. . ."Kauffman's characters are both sexy and intelligent." --Romance Junkies"Their Scottish brogues and sexual prowess will tingle your spine and. . .just make you feel good." --Romantic Times on Bad Boys In Kilts "No one does a Scot quite like Ms. Kauffman." --Coffee Time Reviews

Drama High: Cold As Ice

by L. Divine

Jayd Jackson's about to take the most important test of her life. . .With the Advanced Placement exams coming up, Jayd can't afford any distractions. Enter Rah's baby mama, the master of stirring up trouble. Despite her best intentions, Jayd gets entangled in the drama and fails her pre-test exam. Knowing it's time to get her act together, she joins a study group on campus, sharpens her skills--and meets a whole new crew. Unfortunately, Jayd's the only one who's happy about her newfound study habits and newfound friends. Her old crew is suddenly full of haters--and even Mama's giving her a hard time. Just when it seems things can't get any worse, Misty starts talking smack, hoping to destroy Jayd once and for all. Now Jayd's wondering if the real test is whether she's ready to say goodbye to the old and move on up and out. . .

Visible Lives

by James Earl Hardy Stanley Bennett Clay Terrance Dean

Three Stories in Tribute to E. Lynn HarrisBestselling author and literary icon E. Lynn Harris captivated millions of readers with his powerful, groundbreaking stories of black men searching for love in a taboo world. Now three outstanding writers and friends honor the late author with this trio of original novellas in the genre E. Lynn helped create--each accompanied by a special personal tribute remembering the important role he played in their lives. Evoking the hope, romance, and complexity of this gifted writer, this unique collection will serve as a living legacy for fans old and new. "A creative way to pay homage to a writer who paved the way for so many other authors. . .something I'm sure E. Lynn would have appreciated." -ZANE, New York Times Bestselling AuthorTerrance Dean is the author of the Essence® bestselling memoir Hiding in Hip Hop as well as Reclaim Your Power! He has worked in the entertainment industry for many years as a producer and is the founder/creator of Men's Empowerment, Inc.

Dane: The Lords of Satyr

by Elizabeth Amber

The dark sensuality of the Lords of Satyr returns to 1880s Italy, where these powerful men indulge their lust without inhibition. . .An Appetite For PleasureWhen Dane Satyr approaches Eva for her services as a matchmaker, she offers him more than just introductions. Dane has discovered that Eva is a Satyr like himself, full of insatiable passion and dark desires. Their attraction combusts instantaneously, unlocking pleasures that neither can resist repeating. . .even as Eva seeks out a mortal bride for Dane. . .A Demand That Can't Be DeniedDane knows that the anonymous enemies of his past are now smiling in his face, but unmasking them is no easy task. A ring of sex slavers is at work amidst the high society he courts, and revealing his sensual powers could expose his greatest vulnerability. But having sampled the delights of a satyr mistress, Dane finds his own desires rising against him as well. . .Praise for Elizabeth Amber and Nicholas. . ."A steamy, hot tale that scorches the pages. Amber's imagination skyrockets!" --Coffee Time Romance "Highly erotic. . .kept me spellbound." --Joyfully Reviewed

Who's Loving You

by Mary B. Morrison

With her sudden windfall, Honey Thomas has enough money to make a fresh start. Leaving her old life behind in Vegas, Honey sets out for Atlanta, where she opens a counseling center to help victimized women. But just when she thinks she's finally getting a break, Honey's past comes back to haunt her. . ."Mix dirty red drama, relationship scandals, suspense, love and you get my girl Mary B. Morrison." --Vickie Stringer

Lords of Desire

by Sally Mackenzie Virginia Henley Victoria Dahl Kristi Astor

New York Times bestselling author Virginia Henley sizzles with three of romance's hottest talents. . .Virginia Henley, "Smuggler's Lair" Victoria Carswell will not be bound by society's dictates. She'll even risk skinny-dipping in view of an abandoned castle. At least, Victoria thinks it's abandoned, until a dashing smuggler lures her into an adventure that defies every rule. . .Sally MacKenzie, "The Naked Laird" The viscount's house party promises to be one of the season's highlights, and Lord and Lady Kilgorn are delighted to attend. If only the long-estranged couple had realized they were both invited--and assigned to the same bedchamber. . .Victoria Dahl, "Lessons in Pleasure" Newly married to her beloved James, Sarah Hood should be blissfully happy. . .yet close proximity to a man fills her with anxiety. But James plans to awaken Sarah to pleasure, in order to forge a true union of body and soul. . .Kristi Astor, "Swept Away" Vivacious Christobel Smyth is a gentleman's daughter, while brooding, proud John Leyden comes from a family of northern mill owners. The two could not be more different, yet as passion flares at a country party, Christobel finds he may be her match in every way. . .

Purses and Poison

by Dorothy Howell

Fashion sleuth Haley Randolph is back for another murderous romp with the stylish set at Holt's Department Store. . .When Haley arrives at the Holt employee luncheon and fashion show, she spies a sick server hiding in a back room. Deciding to help out, Haley grabs a uniform. The catered array of food and personalized fruit bouquets from Edible Elegance is a hit until top fashion model Claudia Gray is found dead in the ladies room. Now, it's going to take more than a Chanel sample sale to ease Haley's panic once she learns Claudia's been poisoned. For someone thinks murder is the height of fashion--with Haley's name on the label. "A quick read with lots of humor." --Booklist "A solid mystery." --Publishers Weekly "Haley Randolph is a hoot. There is no way to get through Howell's latest without laughing out loud at least once a chapter." --Romantic Times"A treat for those with a passion for fashion. No doubt this sassy heroine's in for a long run." --Kirkus Reviews

Mistress by Mistake

by Maggie Robinson

Scandal Is Only The Beginning. . .Charlotte Fallon let her guarded virtue fall once--and she's paid dearly for it ever since. She swore she'd never succumb to men's desires again. But even a village spinster's life miles from temptation can't save her from a sister with no shame whatsoever. Or a heart that longs for more, whatever the cost. . .Sir Michael Bayard found more than he expected in his bed when he finally joined his new mistress. He'd fantasized about her dewy skin and luscious curves, assured her understanding that what passed between them was mere dalliance. But he didn't expect the innocence and heat of her response in his arms. Nor her surprisingly sharp tongue once she was out of them. . .A few days of abandon cannot undo the hard-learned lessons of a lifetime. Nor can an honest passion burn away the restraints of society's judgments. Unless, of course, one believes in nonsense like true love. . .First comes seduction. . .As children, Desmond Ryland, Marquess of Conover, and Laurette Vincent were inseparable. As young adults, their friendship blossomed into love. But then fate intervened, sending them down different paths. Years later, Con still can't forget his beautiful Laurette. Now he's determined to make her his forever. There's just one problem. Laurette keeps refusing his marriage proposals. Throwing honor to the wind, Con decides that the only way Laurette will wed him is if he thoroughly seduces her. . . Then comes marriage. . .Laurette's pulse still quickens every time she thinks of Con and the scorching passion they once shared. She aches to taste the pleasure Con offers her. But she knows she can't. For so much has happened since they were last lovers. But how long can she resist the consuming desire that demands to be obeyed. . .? Praise for Maggie Robinson's Mistress by Mistake "Sizzles off the page." --Anna CampbellToo late for cold feetBaron Edward Christie prided himself on his reputation for even temperament and reserve. That was before he met Caroline Parker. Wedding a scandalous beauty by special license days after they met did not inspire respect for his sangfroid. Moving her to a notorious lovebirds' nest as punishment for her flighty nature was perhaps also a blow. And of course talk has gotten out of his irresistible clandestine visits. Christie must put his wife aside--if only he can get her out of his blood first. Too hot to refuse. . .Caroline Parker was prepared to hear the worst: that her husband had determined to divorce her, spare them both the torture of passion they can neither tame nor escape. But his plan is wickeder than any she's ever heard. Life as his wife is suffocating. But she cannot resist becoming her own husband's mistress. . ."A very talented debut author." --Romance JunkiesPraise for Maggie Robinson's Mistress by Mistake"Sizzles off the page." --Anna Campbell

Yuvabharati

by The Editors at the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary Higher Secondary Education

This coursebook is also designed as a composite book. Along with the reading/ listening 'texts', it contains student's workbook material and also offers some guidance to teachers.

Psychology

by The Editors at the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary Higher Secondary Education

The textbook is designed with the aim at arousing curiosities and interest to know the real world around.

Political Thought

by Chhaya Bakane Swati Pitale

The new syllabus offers a rich blend of both Western and Indian Political Thought. Political Thought exercises a profound impact in determining political processes and actions in the world.

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