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After traveling to Scotland on business, the bed of a highland laird is the last place Ali Graham expected to wake up. But there's no mistaking the irresistibly masculine Scottish Highlander whose chamber she's accidentally infiltrated--or the severe wound he's suffered in battle. As a doctor, Ali knows how to heal his injury, how to nurse his body back to health. What she doesn't know is how to heal his heart. . .A proud warrior and the leader of a powerful clan, Rory MacLeod is ready to fight to the death to protect his homeland. After all, ever since tragedy robbed him of his wife, he has had nothing to lose. Yet the mysterious woman sent to tend his wounds is beginning to reawaken something inside him--something that he'd rather stay buried. But when true passion is mixed with Scottish magic, even the most fearsome warrior could begin to fall. . ."Debbie Mazzuca weaves Fairy magic, Scottish highlanders and time travel into a delightful adventure of love that's meant to be!"--Melissa Mayhue, author of A Highlander of Her Own"Delightful. A wonderful debut!" --Hannah Howell, New York Times bestselling author
Rudi Mackenize, now Artos the First, High King of Montival, and his allies have won several key battles against the Church Universal and Triumphant. But still the war rages on, taking countless lives, ravaging the land once known as the United States of America. Artos and his Queen, Mathilda, must unite the realms into a single kingdom to ensure a lasting peace. If the leaders of the Changed world are to accept Artos as their ruler, he will need to undertake a quest to the Lake at the Heart of the Mountains, and take part in a crowning ceremony--a ceremony binding him to his people, his ancestors, and his land. Then, once he has secured his place and allegiances, Artos can go forward, and lead his forces to the heart of the enemy's territory....
As one of the king's favourites, Lady Tanon Risande never imagined she'd be traded to a savage Welsh prince as a gesture of Norman goodwill. Gareth ap Owain may call himself a prince, but his untamed sensuality only confirmed he was no gentleman. As her wedding night approached Tanon was torn between fear & her budding desire.
Every woman's desire...Norman lord Dante Risande never met a woman he couldn't seduce...until a lovely slave named Gianelle refuses his bed and piques his interest. So when she's accused of murder, he can't sit idly by. As the King's right hand, it's his duty to investigate. But in order to save her, he must buy her. No man's possession...A slave all her life, Gianelle wants nothing to do with men. Especially this silver-eyed, velvet tongued warrior. What she wants is her freedom, not to become another of Dante's conquests. But as the only suspect in the killing of her last master, she has no choice except to put her faith in Dante...a man who questions everything, including her innocence.
The First Chapter in C. L. Wilson's Breathtaking Epic Tale of Magic, Passion, and Destiny Once he drove back the darkness. Once he loved with such passion his name was legend. Once, driven wild with grief over the murder of his beloved, the majestic Fey King Rain Tairen Soul had laid waste to the world before vanishing into the Fading Lands. Now, a thousand years later, a new threat draws him back into the world-and a new love reawakens the heart he thought long-dead. Ellysetta, a woodcarver's daughter, calls to Rain in a way no other ever had. Mysterious and magical, her soul beckons him with a compelling, seductive song-and no matter the cost, the wildness in his blood will not be denied. as an ancient, familiar evil regains its strength, causing centuries-old alliances to crumble and threatening doom for Rain and his people . . .he must claim his truemate to embrace the destiny woven for them both in the mists of time.
In this romance from the Americana series, a tough prairie lady finds love.
When a half-eaten body is found inside a jaguar cage, eighteen-year-old Ben Jepson knows it's no prank - someone's trying to make trouble for the Los Coyotes Big Cat Preserve and its manager, Ben's father. Dr. Jepson has made some powerful enemies in his tiger conservation mission deep in the jungle and now Ben is the only one who can keep Los Coyotes running. When his beloved tiger Dmitri, is kidnapped, Ben must decide whether to wait for the authorities or to strike out on his own.
The daughter of an animal trainer gets involved with a nobleman-soldier, and with the plots surrounding Caesar, Cleopatra, and young King Ptolemy in ancient Alexandria. Some descriptions of sex. From the book jacket: AN UNCERTAIN CONQUEROR Ramtat saw her tears and was almost undone. "I have no right to touch you since you are under my protection." She took several quick steps away from him. "How can I trust you now? If you can't keep away from me, then let me go home!" Ramtat stalked across the rug to stand before her, capturing her face between his hands and turning it toward the lantern. "The gods have given you the face of a goddess, the green eyes of our queen, and a temper that would sour goat's milk." She stared at him coldly. "I'm glad you dislike me. I would consider it an insult if you thought well of me." Overcome with weariness, he sat on one of the couches. "I've never implied I disliked you." He looked at her, totally confused. He had commanded legions, conquered nations and been covered with glory, but nothing had prepared him for his encounters with Lady Danae. "I am no longer surprised that your father kept you hidden in the country. In the few weeks I've known you, you have made an enemy of Gaius Julius Caesar, the most powerful man in the world, and if you hadn't left Alexandria when you did, you might have toppled the whole Ptolemaic Dynasty."
In seven readable chapters, renowned scholar Patrick D. Miller delves into the biblical book of Psalms. Miller explores what the psalms can teach us about God, our relationship to God, and what God wants for us. He tackles over a dozen of the most beloved psalms that explore themes of God's existence; creation and redemption; praise and thanksgiving; and grace, mercy, and justice. He approaches the material in various ways, sometimes focusing on what a particular psalm can tell us, other times examining one theme that flows through several psalms. Miller offers a fresh reading of the psalms that will help the reader better understand God in worship and prayer.
Once upon a time...the Blood Sorcerer vanquished the kingdom of Elden. To save their children, the queen scattered them to safety and the king filled them with vengeance. Only a magical timepiece connects the four royal heirs...and time is running out....Nicolai the vampire was renowned for his virility, but in a twist of fate, "the Dark Seducer" had become a sex slave in the kingdom of Delfina-stripped of his precious timepiece and his memory. All that remained was a primal need for freedom, revenge...and Jane Parker, the only woman who could help him rediscover his destiny.
No woman alive could resist his tantalizing seduction. . . . Celebrated as "one of the brightest new writers in the genre"(Publishers Weekly),Madeline Hunter has won the hearts of readers with the poignant passion of her love stories and the brilliance of her writing. Now this nationally bestselling, award-winning author delivers her freshest, most tantalizing romance yet. . . Called the Lord of a Thousand Nights, Ian of Guilford was famed as much for his feats in the bedroom as on the battlefield. But Lady Reyna Graham had no idea of this when, disguised as a courtesan, she passed behind enemy lines with a desperate plan to save her people. Now, sitting in the tent of the dizzyingly handsome warrior who commanded the army outside her gates, the beautiful widow suddenly realized that she had underestimated her foe. For she found herself in the company of a man whose charms were said to be impossible to resist. . . and who would show no mercy in laying siege to her heart--and body--with every sensual weapon in his arsenal. For the sake of her people, she must not give in . . . and she must somehow turn this legendary lover who never lost his heart into a man who would exchange all his thousand nights for one with her. . . .
Dear Reader,Every so often you pick up a book that captures your heart, reminding you of all the reasons you first started reading romances . . . the breathtaking setting, the rich passions of a noble hero, the rapturous story of a love that cannot be denied. All these wonderful elements can be found in LORD OF VENGEANCE by Tina St. John.Set in majestic medieval England, LORD OF VENGEANCE is the compelling tale of two valiant people who struggle with the sins of the past to forge a love as turbulent as the land they live in. Devilishly handsome Gunnar Rutledge has spent years plotting against the man who nearly destroyed his life. He seeks the ultimate vengeance on Raina d'Bussy--his enemy's daughter--a proud beauty who will be slave to no man. Gunnar sets out to break Raina's glorious spirit but instead finds himself bewitched by her goodness, her strength.I was swept away by this first novel, and I believe that Tina St. John shows exquisite talent--she is a shining new romance star. And LORD OF VENGEANCE is just the beginning. . . .Enjoy!Shauna SummersSenior EditorThe Ballantine Publishing GroupFrom the Paperback edition.
A collection of all the Lord Peter Wimsey short stories, including an introduction.
Only Lord Peter has the wit to find the solution to these twelve baffling mysteries<P> Some aristocrats spend their lives shooting, but Lord Peter Wimsey is a hunter of a different kind: a bloodhound with a nose for murder. Before he became Britain's most famous detective, Lord Peter contented himself with solving the crimes he came across by chance. In this volume of short stories, he confronts a stolen stomach, a man with copper fingers, and a deadly adventure at Ali Baba's cave, among other conundrums. These mysteries tax not just his intellect, but his humor, knowledge of metallurgy, and taste for fine wines. It's not easy being a gentleman sleuth, but Lord Peter is the man for the job. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College.
Homeless and penniless, Rosamund is forced to marry Lord Harry Portman. In return for a comfortable life, she must produce an heir! Harry's attraction to Rosamund is unsettling. It threatens the terms of their convenient marriage-and his undercover work bringing criminals to justice! Guilt over his first wife's death tortures Harry. But when Rosamund falls into danger, he has to find the courage to let go of the past and fight for the woman he loves. . . ;.
The Infamous Lord Sin Had Taken A WifeIan Sinclair, the lord of ill repute, had married a country vicar's daughter. Now he was sure there'd be the devil to pay, for the passionate Mary Fulton was the woman he held above all others, and a woman he knew he didn't deserve.The more she learned of Ian's world of privilege, the more Mary Fulton realized how impossible their union really was. Yet the web of gentle passion woven on their wedding night grew stronger with every touch they shared...!
After a short introduction, the authors work through each phrase of the Lord's Prayer, using it as a framework for the Christian life. Providing basic faith understanding, this book will help the user experience Christianity as attractive and inviting, not distant, difficult, or foreboding. (separate leader's guide 9780687089284)
The Rake's ProposalNo society beauty had been able to tempt Lord Ivo Trenchard to give up the single life. None, that was, until he met an enchanting innocent-in boy's clothes-who challenged him to teach her how to kiss!He watched in amazement as the wild tomboy transformed into a stunningly elegant lady who took all of London by storm. His offer of marriage took them both by surprise.Was he merely protecting Joscelin Morley from a threatening scandal-or was she his true choice, his only love?
Prequel to the other Majipoor novels, this book details the intrigue in Lord Valentine's Castle.
The classic gay love story that spent sixteen weeks on the New York Times bestseller list is as gripping and sexy today as it was when it hit the bookshelves more than forty years ago <P> Charlie Mills always played the role of the good grandson, and his grandmother rewarded him for it handsomely in the form of all the gifts, money, and attention a boy could want. Entering college in the late 1930s, Charlie just has to keep doing what his grandmother expects of him in order to continue to receive her gifts. He has to find a nice girl, get married, and have a few kids. Then one summer, he meets Peter Martin. Peter is everything that Charlie has ever wanted. Despite all the obstacles, Charlie immediately craves and pursues Peter, who happily obliges him. As they grow closer, Charlie is forced to choose between two options: complying with the expectations of society and family, or following the call of true love. In this, the first book of the Charlie & Peter Trilogy, Gordon Merrick creates an enduring portrait of two young men deeply in love, and the tribulations they endure to express themselves and maintain their relationship.
It is the most talked about betrothal of the year. The strictly raised Sandiford heiress is to marry London's most eligible man u the dashing and desirable Earl of Wraybourne. Jane knows Lord Wraybourne is only marrying her for her fortune, but that doesn't seem to diminish the startling pleasure she finds in his flirtatious attentions. Bus as she's swept off to London to grow accustomed to fashionable society, Jane's pleasure goes from surprise to shock after shock. She becomes a target for the Whisperer, who is stalking women. If only she could turn to the man she has come to love but now she's beginning to doubt him too. . .
"* * * * * *! The most incredible story in the history of music ... a heavyweight book."--Kerrang!"An unusual combination of true crime journalism, rock and roll reporting and underground obsessiveness, Lords of Chaos turns into one of the more fascinating reads in a long time."--Denver PostA narrative feature film based on this award-winning book has just gone into production.
An acclaimed classic detailing the economic history of America in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and exposing the capitalist giants who changed the worldFrederick Lewis Allen's insightful financial history of the United States--from the late 1800s through the stock market collapse of 1929--remains a seminal work on what brought on America's worst economic disaster: the Great Depression. In the decades following the Civil War, America entered an era of unprecedented corporate expansion, with ultimate financial power in the hands of a few wealthy industrialists who exploited the capitalist system for everything it was worth. The Rockefellers, Fords, Morgans, and Vanderbilts were the "lords of creation" who, along with like-minded magnates, controlled the economic destiny of the country, unrestrained by regulations or moral imperatives. Through a combination of foresight, ingenuity, ruthlessness, and greed, America's giants of industry remolded the US economy in their own preferred image. In so doing, they established their absolute power and authority, ensuring that they--and they alone--would control the means of production, transportation, energy, and commerce--thereby setting the stage for the most devastating global financial collapse in history.As Gretchen Morgenson thoughtfully states in her introduction, "It is not immediately clear why the frequency and severity of financial scandals is increasing in the United States. What is clear is that we need to understand the origins of these disasters, as well as the policies and people that bring them on. . . . While distant actions may seem unrelated to current events, rereading about the past almost always provides surprising insights into the present."The Lords of Creation, first published in the midst of the Great Depression, when the financial catastrophe was still painfully fresh, is a fascinating story of bankers, railroad tycoons, steel magnates, speculators, scoundrels, and robber barons. It is a tale of innovation and shocking exploitation--and a sobering reminder that history can indeed repeat itself.
This vital history of the world economic collapse of the late 1920s offers unforgettable portraits of the four men whose personal and professional actions as heads of their respective central banks changed the course of the twentieth century.
From the book jacket: Young Prince Tayy, heir to the khan of the powerful Qubal clans, a nomadic Mongol-like race is returning home an adored hero from a war between the gods and demons. But what awaits Prince Tayy upon his return is a situation fully as dangerous as anything he has faced in battle. With his own father and mother slain by a treacherous demon who manifests as both a deadly, poisonous green bamboo snake and a beautiful woman, his uncle Mergen-Khan now rules over the Qubal people. But he has named Tayy as heir and sees himself as a custodian, holding the position only until his nephew is fully prepared to assume the leadership of the clans. Yet there are some determined to see that Tayy never claims his rightful place, those with the powers of dark magic who have marked the prince for death and will use any means to achieve this end. Mergen's own blanket son, the warrior Tutula, will prove easy prey for the mysterious seductress who can offer him all he desires if he is willing to pay the price she demands. And that price is Prince Tayy's life! But there are those equally determined to keep Tayy from harm--his own loyal guardsmen, Mergen-Khan. Tayy's grandmother. Lady Bortu, and the powerful shaman, Bolghai. And there is one unexpected champion of the prince, the young maiden named Eluneke, an apprentice shaman and the unacknowledged daughter of Mergen-Khan. Eluneke seems to have been touched by the gods, gifted with powers of prophecy and other, as yet untapped, talents. If Eluneke can survive the tests which the gods will set for her then she may well prove Tayy's best--perhaps his .only---hope to avoid the death which seems to be his destiny. But time is running out as swiftly as a green serpents deadly strike....
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