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Charlotte Ashton had never belonged anywhere--until she met worldly Alexandre Dupree. The winemaker was consulting at her family's vineyard, and soon shy Charlotte was completely under his spell. He seemed to know all her secret desires, all her dreams--as if he'd been put on earth just for her pleasure. Alexandre seduced Charlotte in all the ways she had fantasized about. He'd read her secret journal and discovered the real Charlotte--the sensual lover, the generous woman, the vulnerable virgin. Was his crime so unforgivable when all he'd wanted was her love? Yet now to maintain her trust, he would have to continue to lie. . . .
With a unique and refreshing blend of self-help, wisdom, and spiritual insight, Rebecca Rosen helps us "wake up" and start living our lives with divine intention and purpose.We all want to be happy and fulfilled. We want to understand the very point of our lives--why we're here and what we're meant to do. Yet, when we think about how to get from here to there and answer life's "Big" questions, so many of us don't know where to begin. The advice from so many different people and sources can be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. In Awaken the Spirit Within, acclaimed author and spiritual medium Rebecca Rosen offers us an inspired and invigorating prescriptive program to give our lives clarity and deeper meaning. With Rebecca's down-to-earth and conversational style, this book will help you learn how to: * Create more peace and fulfillment in your personal relationships * Gain confidence in your natural talents and abilities * Succeed in greater degrees at your job * Develop financial abundance and prosperity * Conquer addictions and negative thinking * Find freedom from weight struggles and poor body image * Gain the clarity to make the "right" choices and decisions for your lifeBold claims? Yes. But when it comes to Rebecca Rosen, you'll understand just after a few pages, why Time.com has told its readers to "Take her advice seriously."
SLEEPING WITH DANGER She awoke with a dead body beside her and no memory of the night before. Suddenly Nikki Price was the prime suspect in a murder. Even worse, working the case was air force major Carson "Scorch" Hunt--the wingmen warrior she'd been pining for...forever. They'd spent one night together months ago and Carson hadn't said a word to her since. But now with the real murderer out to silence Nikki, he was the only one who could keep her safe. She agreed to his protecting her, but she wouldn't let their mutual attraction take over. Nikki had awoken to danger once before and barely survived.... Sleeping with Carson could prove more lethal.
Written for both lay readers and practitioners, Awaken to Healing Fragrance is divided into three parts structured around the past, present, and future of aromatherapy. The book begins with profiles of prominent female historical figures--from Cleopatra to Elizabeth I--known to have used essential oils for mind, body, and spiritual health. Part two explains the value of aromatherapy today: modern methods for using essential oils--from relaxation practices like massage and facials to treating common conditions like PMS, stress, and a sore throat--and describes how and why they work. Also featured are case studies, research on anti-infectious qualities of the oils, and a section on psychoneuroimmunology that shows how essential oils can help restore the mind-body-spirit connection and create balance. Awaken to Healing Fragrance concludes by exploring the future of essential oil therapy and how it can be integrated into traditional medical systems. Jones discusses energetic medicine, creating aromatic gardens, and establishing integrative medicine clinics where doctors trained in Western medicine would collaborate with alternative therapists such as acupuncturists, nutritionists, and aromatherapists to bring a new consciousness and sense of well-being to healthcare.
"WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO MARRYING ME?"The proposal was as unexpected as her feelings for the man whose dark good looks rivaled an even darker past. Painful experience screamed that Taylor Reid should run far and fast from Jackson Santorini. But keeping custody of her brother meant becoming her former boss's bride. And giving Jackson a baby. Despite his powerful size and presence, Jackson had been wounded. . . deeply. . . by a woman. Yet he'd protected her at a personal cost, if his restrained ardor in deference to her virginal apprehension was one indication. Suddenly, for Jackson's sake, Taylor wanted to replace pain with pleasure. Only, she'd never imagined what sensations--and secrets--she would awaken. . . .
He'll grant her one wish.... What if she wishes for him?When Moira Connor stumbles across a jewel-encrusted silver trinket in the desert, she plans to trade it for food. Then the brush of her fingers unleashes a surprise....Freed from the lamp, Boone is bound to the woman who called him with her touch. She has one day to make a wish before he disappears forever. But Moira lives in the ruins of a world destroyed by witches. She hates magic-even when it comes in the shape of a dazzlingly gorgeous djinn. Will the exquisite pleasure of Boone's caresses be enough to earn Moira's trust? And will Moira be able to save Boone from the malevolent creature who would possess him?
In an attempt to protect their families, Livia and Adam set out in a search for answers that would change their lives forever. While on the run, Livia and Adam crossed paths with Daniel, who had been searching for genetically enhanced teens. But getting out from under The Agency's radar has not been easy. After being ambushed by the leader of The Agency that created them--a desperate attempt to claim what they lost just over a decade earlier--Livia was forced to leave Adam behind, barely escaping to safety with Daniel. Now under the control of The Agency, Adam is serving the purpose for which he was created. Manipulated to forget his love for Livia and his past, he lives a life crafted by fake memories that enslave him to a life of following the orders of the agency. Now Adam battles with vivid "dreams" of a life he does not remember and the strong connection he feels to the girl with familiar blue eyes. The desire for vengeance propels Livia and Daniel into a dangerous race to disrupt the destructive string of events that The Agency initiated seventeen years earlier. As they travel across parts of North America in search of other teens who are just like them, Livia will face an ethical battle over genetics, loyalty, and love. The race is on, and it is up to Livia to destroy The Agency and rescue Adam, but even if she succeeds at saving him, there are no guarantees she'll able to save the deep connection they once shared.
Tonight, unlike every other night I have walked on the shore, a man stands on the beach near my hiding place. I hadn't expected anyone to be on the beach at this hour, and I'm not sure what to do about the man who stands watching me with such intensity that I want to flee. Eden has often left her home in the sea to walk on the shore in human form, free to enjoy both worlds. But everything changes one evening when a young stranger steals her hidden selchie skin, taking her soul into possession with it. He has selected her to be his future wife, certain that the magic that now binds Eden to him will grow into true devotion. But the longer Eden is forced to obey him, the stronger her desperation grows, and soon she must decide just how much she is willing to sacrifice to be free.Inspired by Kate Chopin's groundbreaking novel, The Awakening, bestselling author Melissa Marr recasts the classic story in a magical twenty-first-century setting, bringing the book's inspired commentary on the roles of women in the modern age to a new, young adult audience.
Seduction in the sands... Cabaret dancer Sylvie Devereux and Sheikh Arkim Al-Sahid have never seen eye to eye-not from their first antagonistic meeting to their last intoxicating kiss. And certainly not when she publicly stops his convenient society wedding to her beloved sister! Now Arkim wants revenge on the sinful seductress who cost him the respectable reputation he needs. Luring Sylvie to his luxurious palace in the desert, he'll get her out of his system once and for all. But with her sass and sequins stripped away, Sylvie is surprisingly vulnerable-and there's one last secret Arkim's not prepared for...her innocence!
Is it strictly business...? Laney Morgan may be blind, but she's no pushover. When Elliot Garvey walks into her life wanting to globalize her family business, she plans to make him work for it. Work Hard, Play Hard may be Elliot's motto, but being around the irresistible Laney, he starts to see a new world through her eyes. But he's here strictly for business.... Until Elliot guide's Laney's hand to his face. They can't ignore the chemistry, especially the realization she's about to be awakened to a world she never knew.
How does an anti-charismatic end up embracing all he once rejected? Out of a deep hunger for the reality of Jesus, Ron Phillips was determined to know God more deeply-or get out of the ministry. Through crisis and a series of disaster, he discovered the power released by the baptism of the Holy Spirit. This is the story of that transformation and the effect it had on the author and his congregation. It is also a passionate cry for unity and wisdom, and a call for charismatics, fundamentalists, evangelicals, and Christians of every denomination to find biblical common ground and freedom in the Spirit.
Who's been sleeping in the Alpha's bed? Exiled from his pack by his father, Brice Walker has secretly come home to visit his ailing grandmother only to discover a human and very desirable female sleeping in his bed. Their attraction is instant. But his new bed buddy seems determined to resist his Southern charm and Alpha allure. For Brice, fiercely independent Cassie not only represents a chance to build a new life in Walker's Run but is also his one true mate. Cassie's reluctance dissolves when a rogue shifter kidnaps her, and now she and Brice must work together to save his pack. But once she witnesses the savagery of wolfan justice, can Cassie accept Brice as man, beast and her true love?
In the remarkable sequel to The Burning Land, a man of peace is forced to confront his unwanted destiny in a fantasy realm torn apart by magic, religious intolerance, and holy war For years they were oppressed, outlawed, and hunted. But the Brethren have finally prevailed, and now the kingdom of Arsace is theirs once more. Unbending in their single-minded devotion to the slumbering god Ârata, the Brethren will not allow their religious authority to be questioned. Therefore, all of the remaining heretical renegade mages known as Shapers must be eliminated, their magic rendered impotent, and Refuge, their hidden desert sanctuary, destroyed. Of all the Shapers who survived an earlier attack on Refuge, the one known as Râvar possesses the greatest power, and he has declared himself the Next Messenger who will usher in a new, illuminated age. But the false prophet's decision to take Axane the Dreamer as his captive could have unforeseen, world-shattering consequences, for it has drawn the seer's devoted husband, Gyalo Amdo Samchen, away from his chosen path of peace. To rescue his endangered beloved, the former priest will have to confront his greatest fear, for in the terrible flames of holy war the true Next Messenger will be revealed.The Awakened City is the powerful sequel to Victoria Strauss's acclaimed fantasy masterwork The Burning Land. A story of faith, fate, love, and magic that unfolds in a richly imagined world plagued by violence, intolerance, and religious persecution, this is a stunning and intelligent work of literary artistry from a uniquely talented fantasist.
"Integrating the wisdom of ancient mystics and the insights of contemporary thinkers, May examines the spiritual longings that are often hidden and controlled by society's pressures and expectations."-Publishers Weekly
"SHOULDN'T THERE BE LOVE,AS WELL?"Devastated by a love affair that had gone wrong, Sophie was determined to avoid any more heartache. Then one day the brilliant brain surgeon Rijk van Taak appeared in her life. He, too, had been hurt in the past-and made it clear that he now wanted a companion rather than a wife. Sophie was pleased to accept his proposal on that basis alone-but her heart seemed to have other ideas!
Can someone constantly on the receiving end of betrayal learn to trust again?Dietrich Omari Johnson trusts no one. Sold into slavery by his own people, he learns early what the sharp edge of betrayal feels like. Working for the Shadow Unit is out of forced necessity. Never one to do something for nothing, he plays both sides of the fence. Every move, every decision, is calculated for his own personal gain.Jorunn McLellan, given into the care of the Unit's meanest team member, tries to make the best of a frightening situation. The dominating Walker hides behind his shades, and harsh comments, yet still manages to heat up her body.Can she put to rest the emotions Dietrich awakens and move on with her life before he steals her soul and shatters her heart? Or is the glimpse he allows her to see enough to fight for what she knows is his only chance for happiness? **PNR, Multicultural, Dark Paranormal Romance** +18
While a rational consciousness grasps many truths, Gananath Obeyesekere believes an even richer knowledge is possible through a bold confrontation with the stuff of visions and dreams. Spanning both Buddhist and European forms of visionary experience, he fearlessly pursues the symbolic, nonrational depths of such phenomena, reawakening the intuitive, creative impulses that power greater understanding. Throughout his career, Obeyesekere has combined psychoanalysis and anthropology to illuminate the relationship between personal symbolism and religious experience. In this book, he begins with Buddha's visionary trances wherein, over the course of four hours, he witnesses hundreds of thousands of his past births and eons of world evolution, renewal, and disappearance. He then connects this fracturing of empirical and visionary time to the realm of space, considering the experience of a female Christian penitent, who stares devotedly at a tiny crucifix only to see the space around it expand to mirror Christ's suffering. Obeyesekere follows the unconscious motivations that underly rapture, the fantastical consumption of Christ's body and blood, and body mutilation and levitation, bridging medieval Catholicism and the movements of early modern thought, reflected in William Blake's artistic visions and poetic dreams. He develops the term "dream-ego" through a discussion of visionary journeys, Jung's and Freud's scientific dreaming, and the cosmic and erotic dream-visions of New Age virtuosos, and he defines the parameters of a visionary mode of knowledge that provides a more elastic understanding of truth. A career-culminating work, this volume not only translates the epistemology of Hindu and Buddhist thinkers to western audiences but also revitalizes western philosophical and scientific inquiry.
Paul and Penny Mason are spending the summer at the family lake house in a last ditch effort to save their crumbling marriage. The celebrated author of "The Alchemist" leaves the world of ancient Egypt with this chilling, modern ghost story of an unraveling family.
Something is out there...watching...waitingIt could be a mythical creature wreaking havoc on a Mystere hotel...or a malicious vandal. It's detective Tanner LeDoux's first case and-much to his chagrin-the hotel belongs to Josie Bettencourt, once the most popular girl in town and his unrequited love. A woman who now doesn't even recognize him.Josie's poor memory is Tanner's luck, however. He has a chance to be the strong, sexy hero who protects her and her hotel from mounting danger. Tanner's no believer in the old ways, but one stormy night, he sees something horrific he can't explain. And he knows, without a doubt, whatever lurks in Honey Island Swamp means to keep Josie from him forever!
"Exquisitely beautiful, touchingly heart-wrenching, and hedonistic enough to keep your body on fire."--Coffee Time Romance, 5 stars So Many Possibilities... The minute Claire walked into his shop, she aroused every protective instinct Evan ever had. She looked so fragile, so lost. He ached to be the one to show her a world she's never dreamed of, to awaken within her the passion she was so ripe to share. It only takes one touch for him to see how open and responsive she is to his dominant side. But the truth test will be whether he can let go at least and finally open his heart... What Readers are Saying: "If Fifty Shades of Grey intrigued you, Awakening will take you to a whole new level of desire, submission, and unforgettable romance."--Judge, Festival of Romance Contest "One of the absolute best BDSM novels I have read. (And I've read quite a few.) This one is absolutely amazing!"--Autumn Jean "Finally! A well-told story that shows the characters' vulnerabilities and how they learned to trust and love again."--A. Hirsch
Amanda Caulden led a sheltered life on her father's California ranch -- until the day Hank Montgomery stormed into town. A hot-blooded union organizer with a taste for ladies and fine champagne, he sensed the fire that smoldered beneath her prim, virtuous beauty...and he vowed to make her his. Hank's assault on her orderly life made Amanda furious -- and all the more enticing. Slowly, he drew her into a world of sensuous pleasure: sumptuous meals and moonlit dances, carefree laughter and stolen kisses...gently stirring the sleeping embers of passion. But even as a fierce love rose between them, violent rebellion threatened to destroy the Caulden ranch -- and their lives!
The #1 New York Timesbestselling author of the Dark Carpathian novels now returns to the exotic, sensual and dangerous world of her bestseller Wild Rain. This time, what goes on between male and female is wilder than animal instinct-and twice as hot.
In this second volume of the GemQuest series, the battle lines have been drawn. The Dark Lord reaches beyond his realms in search of the heir, and the disparate nations of the world begin to recognize the magnitude of his evil. They rise up united and renew their bonds. From the dazzling ice kingdom of Eleutheria to the magnificent tree-top city of Seramour, revived allies succor and protect the Twins during the preparation for their all-important quest for the Gem of Eternity. But first Davmiran must be awoken from his spell of slumber. Colton dar Agonthea, nemesis of life, thwarted previously in the city of Pardatha, is determined to capture or kill the heir before he is revived, thus putting an end to the prophecy and preventing him once and for all from fulfilling his destiny."Many authors fall short with their sequels, but Wassner keeps the story going, bringing new elements into the mix."--Dag Rambraut, owner of ssfworld.com"A grand and spectacular narrative of wizardry, dark magic and sentient trees!"--Neil Cladingboel, author of the Erebus Equilibrium series and Flashbytes
Start each day with a gentle nudge toward greater awareness. This beautiful new edition of Awakening will guide you into closer alignment with the spiritual principles that govern all of life. The 365 entries are organized around the calendar year and the seasons. Each brief entry shares a bit of Shakti's clear and simple wisdom and offers a meditation or question to ponder. Thought-provoking, inspiring, and always affirming, these universal truths will help you recognize and release old patterns as well as open you to new ways of being -- physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
Aurora Rose Norquest is different from her neighbors, different from most people. Still single at thirty-five, she spends every hour of her days and nights in an elegant Manhattan apartment, quietly caring for her invalid mother. Then her mother dies, and Aurora's world spins on its axis. Reality shatters into startlingly realistic nightmares, and the shards of troubling memories slice into her sleep. Everything Aurora has believed about herself and her world fades into murky dreams that will not let her rest. Something, someone is pursuing Aurora--growing more threatening by the day, testing the limits of her sanity. Will she find the courage to confront her unseen pursuer? Or will she surrender to the destructive melancholy that haunts her days and nights? What will it take to satisfy the relentless intruder whose voice presses her toward The Awakening?
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