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The Pleasure Palace (Secrets of the Tudor Court #1)

by Kate Emerson

Jane Popyngcourt was brought to the English court of Henry VII as a child to be a companion to his daughters--the princesses Margaret and Mary. With no money of her own, Jane could not hope for marriage, but as she grows into a seductively beautiful young woman, she receives flattering attention from virile young courtiers and even from the handsome new king, Henry VIII, who has recently married Catherine of Aragon. Then a dashing French prisoner of war, cousin to the king of France, is brought to London, and Jane finds she cannot help giving some of her heart--and more--to a man she can never marry. The Tudor court is filled with dangers as well as seductions, and there are mysteries surrounding Jane's birth that have left her with deadly enemies. She must follow a perilous path in her search for answers and risk even more to have a chance at happiness.

Pleasure Planet

by Evangeline Anderson

From the author of TAKE TWO, a stellar journey to the outer limits of pleasure. . .where lust and love get wild. Get ready to fly. . . "The Girl, The Geek, and the Time Machine" Kara Wilson wants to try out a time machine, but she has to follow the rules. The first, no clothing allowed; the second, the sexy scientist in charge of the experiment gets to transport her to a very unusual dimension. Call it The Steamy Zone. . . "Mirror of the Heart" Voluptuous beauty Taylor Simms has curves in all the right places--and an admirer from the next century who really appreciates them. He's going to give her an unforgettable lesson in pleasure--and danger--and she's going to get the ride of her life. . . "Wild-Men and Wormholes" Travel to an uncharted planet to study the shy natives? Not a problem for anthropologist Ariel Stone-Tarrington. She likes to work alone. But someone's watching her every move: a gorgeous, half-naked wild man with a hard body that doesn't quit. Whatever. Ariel is more than a million miles away from home and ready for something wild. . . Praise for Evangeline Anderson "Kept me up all night--sexy and funny."--MaryJanice Davidson on TAKE TWO "Definitely a book to fog up mirrors!"--Just Erotic Romance Reviews on TANDEM UNIT, 5 stars

The Pleasure Principle

by Kimberly Raye

What do women really want?Dallas ad exec Brady Weston thought he knew. . . until his wife left him, claiming he couldn't satisfy her sexually. Now he's come home to Cadillac, Texas, to learn the truth. His plan-to pick up a woman, satisfy her fifty ways till Sunday and heal his bruised ego. And he doesn't have to look far to find the girl of his erotic dreams. . . . What do men really want?Bar owner Eden Hallsy thought she knew. . . until sexy Brady Weston came back to town with a provocative proposition. Of course, she isn't surprised that Brady picked her to help him prove his sexual prowess. After all, she's been Cadillac's resident bad girl for years! Only, she never guesses that Brady will want more from her than just a good time. . . .

Pleasure Prolonged

by Cathryn Fox

Once a mere lab assistant, Erin Shay is thrilled over her new promotion. The curvaceous, brainy, somewhat straightlaced lady has been placed in charge of an important new research project: testing a serum specially designed to substantially prolong a couple's lovemaking. With scientists Jay and Laura off on their honeymoon, Erin's been left alone in the lab . . . with her hard-bodied new assistant, Kale Alexander, a sexy stud who has "playboy" written all over him. Erin's never even had a one-night stand--but the project's success depends upon her playing the wild, wanton bad-girl to red-hot Casanova Kale. Since she's already learned the perils of leaving her heart too open to heartbreak, this time she'll be the one calling the shots. Her bad-boy partner is going to know from the git-go that this will be a brief sex-only affair--hot, torrid, steamy love in the interests of science . . . with absolutely no strings attached. But when the loving is this deliciously hot, who in her right mind wouldn't want to prolong it?

Pleasure Rush

by Farrah Rochon

In Hawaii for her birthday, Manhattan restaurateur Deirdre Smallwood has one mission to accomplish. She's going to shed her humdrum image and do something totally out of character: seduce Thelonius Stokes, the gorgeous ex-linebacker for the New York Sabers. Theo is shocked by the sensual, uninhibited lover warming his bed. The pro-footballer-turned-TV-sports-analyst had Deirdre pegged for a girl-next-door type of woman. But she's making his blood run hot and giving him a rush of pleasure he's never felt before. This time around, Theo vows to score a touchdown on the only playing field that counts: the arena of love.

Pleasure Seekers

by Rochelle Alers

From national bestselling author Rochelle Alers comes a sizzling, sensuous story of three diverse thirtysomething women whose lives are forever changed when they are invited to join the exclusive world of the Pleasure Seekers. Ilene is a captivatingly beautiful supermodel, Faye is an award-winning advertising executive and Alana is a brilliant editor for today's hottest fashion magazine. Now all three women are caught in the whirlwind of the superrich and famous. They find themselves the objects of the desires of every man-from movie stars, politicians, CEOs and rock stars to European royalty-men for whom there are no limits, nothing is too expensive, nothing is forbidden. From Manhattan to Paris to Southampton, their new worlds are a torrent of sensual delights and unlimited luxuries. But will they ultimately discover that all the money and power in the world mean nothing without...love?

Pleasure to the Max!

by Cami Dalton

Cassie Parker's globe-trotting great-aunt has sent her a Gypsy lover's box. All she has to do is write down her most erotic fantasy, tuck it inside the box and presto! Her own personal sex genie will appear. Right! So Cassie is totally shocked when a gorgeous stranger does show up. And she's even more shocked by the things she wants to do with him. . . . Treasure hunter Max Stone isn't amused. His latest treasure has been swiped and he's followed it to a dusty little antiquities shop in the States. Surely one woman can't stand in the way of his retrieving the priceless lover's box? Little did he guess that he'd have his hands full (literally!) with sexy Cassie. Or that he'd have to hold off on locating the box until after he located his clothes. . .

The Pleasure Trip

by Joanne Rock

She may be on a cruise liner, but lately, Rita Frazer's life looks more like a shabby dinghy. Working as a seamstress on a ship called the Venus, Rita hasn't been feeling very goddesslike. More like a Swamp-Thing with red hair and a mouthful of pins. When the ship hosts a fashion show, Rita figures she finally has a chance at being a designer--until she finds herself on the runway, instead of her designs.But Rita's found her muse. And he's watching the fashion show. Harrison Masters is capable of making any woman drop sails, anchor and most of her clothes. And he might be successful with Rita, but she panics when her sister disappears. Now Rita's little dinghy--which was ready for an upgrade to full-on Love Boat only moments ago--is starting to leak. Bail water...or bail out?Previously Published.

The Pleasures of Children's Literature Third Edition

by Perry Nodelman Mavis Reimer

Offers an overview of children's literature in the context of professional discussion of children's literature and reading. Focusing on controversial issues and designed to provoke thought and debate, this text examines literary response to and analysis of the field of literary texts written by adults for children.

The Pleasures of God

by John Piper

Beginning where the foundational truth of Desiring God left off, that "God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him," this expanded rerelease of another classic by John Piper will further explore a life-changing essential -- "We will be most satisfied in God when we know why God himself is most satisfied in God." Fully understanding the joy of God will draw the reader into an encounter with His overflowing, self-replenishing, all-encompassing grace -- the source of living water that all Christians desire to drink. The Pleasures of God will again put God at the center of Creation and leave the reader very satisfied in Him.Be Most Satisfied in God... Because GOD Is Most Satisfied in God. You don't truly know someone until you know what makes him happy. Our pleasure is the measure of our character. So it is with God. We can only know the greatness of His glory, if we know what makes Him glad. Therefore we must understand "the pleasures of God." This is not a book about you. It's about the One you were made for--God Himself. In this theological tour de force, pastor John Piper navigates the biblical evidence to help us see and savor what the pleasures of God show us about Him, so that we might become like the One we behold. What the church and world need today, more than anything else, is to know and love--behold and embrace--the great, glorious, sovereign, happy God of the Bible.From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction

by Alan Jacobs

In recent years, cultural commentators have sounded the alarm about the dire state of reading in America. Americans are not reading enough, they say, or reading the right books, in the right way. In this book, Alan Jacobs argues that, contrary to the doomsayers, reading is alive and well in America. There are millions of devoted readers supporting hundreds of enormous bookstores and online booksellers. Oprah's Book Club is hugely influential, and a recent NEA survey reveals an actual uptick in the reading of literary fiction. Jacobs's interactions with his students and the readers of his own books, however, suggest that many readers lack confidence; they wonder whether they are reading well, with proper focus and attentiveness, with due discretion and discernment. Many have absorbed the puritanical message that reading is, first and foremost, good for you--the intellectual equivalent of eating your Brussels sprouts. For such people, indeed for all readers, Jacobs offers some simple, powerful, and much needed advice: read at whim, read what gives you delight, and do so without shame, whether it be Stephen King or the King James Version of the Bible. In contrast to the more methodical approach of Mortimer Adler's classic How to Read a Book(1940), Jacobs offers an insightful, accessible, and playfully irreverent guide for aspiring readers. Each chapter focuses on one aspect of approaching literary fiction, poetry, or nonfiction, and the book explores everything from the invention of silent reading, reading responsively, rereading, and reading on electronic devices. Invitingly written, with equal measures of wit and erudition,The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction will appeal to all readers, whether they be novices looking for direction or old hands seeking to recapture the pleasures of reading they first experienced as children.

Pleasures of Small Motions: Mastering the Mental Game of Pocket Billiards

by Bob Fancher

This book breaks new ground by applying good science to the mental game of billiards.

The Pleasures of the Damned

by Charles Bukowski

To his legions of fans, Charles Bukowski was--and remains--the quintessential counterculture icon. A hard-drinking wild man of literature and a stubborn outsider to the poetry world, he wrote unflinchingly about booze, work, and women, in raw, street-tough poems whose truth has struck a chord with generations of readers.Edited by John Martin, the legendary publisher of Black Sparrow Press and a close friend of Bukowski's, The Pleasures of the Damned is a selection of the best works from Bukowski's long poetic career, including the last of his never-before-collected poems. Celebrating the full range of the poet's extraordinary and surprising sensibility, and his uncompromising linguistic brilliance, these poems cover a rich lifetime of experiences and speak to Bukowski's "immense intelligence, the caring heart that saw through the sham of our pretenses and had pity on our human condition" (New York Quarterly). The Pleasures of the Damned is an astonishing poetic treasure trove, essential reading for both longtime fans and those just discovering this unique and legendary American voice.

Pleasures of the Night (Dream Guardians #1)

by Sylvia Day

In the Twilight between sleep and consciousness, a battle rages between Dream Guardians and Nightmares. Captain Aidan Cross is a legend, as skilled in fulfilling erotic dreams as he is with the glaive that kills his enemies. Women see Aidan as part of their fantasies . . . except Lyssa Bates. Exquisite, desirable, enigmatic Lyssa perplexes this immortal seducer because she sees him as he really is. And as he attempts to unravel her secrets the unthinkable occurs: Aidan Cross falls in love. Lyssa has been having the most incredible dreams about a man whose blue eyes hold the promise of decadent pleasures and tempting intimacies. And then he appears on her doorstep! This intoxicating stranger is just as irresistible as the man of her dreams . . . but with her surrender there is also grave danger . . . Because Aidan is on a mission, and the passion that consumes them body and soul could have dire consequences. Loving the mortal woman prophesied to destroy Aidan's world is not only impossible . . it is forbidden.

The Pledge

by Kimberly Derting

In the violent country of Ludania, the language you speak determines what class you are, and there are harsh punishments if you forget your place--looking a member of a higher class in the eye can result in immediate execution. Seventeen-year-old Charlaina (Charlie for short) can understand all languages, a dangerous ability she's been hiding her whole life. Her only place of release is the drug-filled underground club scene, where people go to shake off the oppressive rules of the world they live in. There, she meets a beautiful and mysterious boy who speaks a language she's never heard, and her secret is almost exposed. Through a series of violent upheavals, it becomes clear that Charlie herself is the key to forcing out the oppressive power structure of her kingdom....

The Pledge of Allegiance (Cornerstones of Freedom, 2nd Series)

by Christine Webster

Discusses the history and meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance, which was first published in The Youth's Companion in 1892 as part of a campaign to promote patriotism led by James B. Upham and Francis Bellamy.

Plenish: Fuel Your Ambition: Plant-based juices and meal plans to power your goals

by Kara Rosen

Unlock your potential with the right plant-based foods to fuel your ambition. Whether your goal is to lose 10lbs, run 10k, sleep better, feel stronger or get that well-deserved promotion, you need energy to fuel your drive and push you forward. Every ambitious human has one thing in common: they rely on their mind and body to keep up with their drive. Featuring more than 40 new raw, cold-pressed juice blends, great recipes for eating throughout the day and goal-focused menu plans, Plenish: Fuel Your Ambition will help you get to the top of your game. These juices are packed full of nutrients that will kickstart the energy you need to unlock your own potential. Wherever your ambition drives you, press on and keep crushing it!Praise for Plenish"The perfect introduction to juicing" - Elle UK"London's best juice cleanse" - Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop"We never knew juices so green could taste so great" - Daily Mail

Plot Boiler (Black Cat Bookshop Mystery #5)

by Ali Brandon

It's almost Fourth of July, and to boost customer traffic in their Brooklyn neighborhood, bookseller Darla Pettistone decides to throw a block party. All the local shop owners are thrilled--except the proprietor of Perky's Coffee Shop, who thinks Darla is trying to poach his customers by selling her own caffeinated brew in her new bookshop café. <P><P>But when Hamlet comes upon the owner's not-so-perky wife, it's clear a killer has crashed the party. And when a second local business owner shuffles off this mortal coil--as Hamlet's namesake would say--Darla and her curious cat must perform some fancy footwork to shine a spotlight on a secret worth killing for...From the Paperback edition.

The Plot Chickens

by Mary Jane Auch

Henrietta loves to read. When she clucks buk, buk, buk at the library, the librarian knows exactly what to recommend. Then Henrietta decides to write a book. With the help of her three aunties, she hatches a plot. But when Henrietta publishes her story, the critics say she's laid an egg! Is this the end of Henrietta's career as an author?

Plot Development for Novels

by Adams Media

Have you run into writer's block? Not sure of the next twist or turn for your novel? Beat your block and keep things interesting with The Everything® Writing Series: Plot Development for Novels. You'll be able to get your story back on track with these helpful tips and ideas. With some quick reading, you'll be back to writing in no time.

Plot It, or Pants It?: How to Decide If Pantsing Is the Right Approach for Your Novel

by Ray Rhamey

Should you "pants" your next novel? In the exclusive e-book "Plot It, or Pants It?" Ray Rhamey advises on the pros and cons of tossing the outline and writing by the seat of your pants. You'll get perspectives from several best-selling authors--from Elmore Leonard to Stephen King--on their approach to organic writing, and learn how to successfully pants a first draft while avoiding pitfalls. Ray Rhamey is an author, freelance fiction editor, and designer of book covers, interiors, and e-books for indie authors and small publishers. He writes the internationally known blog, Flogging the Quill, on creating compelling fiction. His how-to book, Mastering the Craft of Compelling Storytelling, has gotten rave reviews from writers. Ray's background includes screenwriting and advertising. Readers call him a "genre-bending" writer--his The Vampire Kitty-cat Chronicles is a satirical paranormal adventure, Gundown is a speculative thriller, The Summer Boy is a coming-of-age mystery set in 1958, and Hiding Magic is a blend of science fiction and contemporary fantasy. Learn more about Ray on his website: www.rayrhamey.com.

The Plot Thickens

by Mary Higgins Clark

Short stories by authors such as Mary Higgins Clark, Lawrence Block, Edna Buchannan, Carol Higgins Clark, Janet Evanovich, Linda Fairstein, Walter Mosley, Nancy Pickard, Ann Rule, and Donald e. Westlake

The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts: Easy Exercises to Get You Writing

by Martha Alderson

Daily exercises guaranteed to spark your writing!The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts gives you the inspiration and motivation you need to finish every one of your writing projects. Written by celebrated writing teacher and author Martha Alderson, this book guides you through each stage of the writing process, from constructing compelling characters to establishing an unforgettable ending. Alderson also helps you get into the habit of writing creatively every day, with brand-new imaginative prompts, such as:Create an obstacle that interferes with the protagonist's goal and describe how that scene unfolds moment-by-moment.Provide sensory details of the story world and what your main character is doing at this very moment.Scan earlier scenes for examples of the protagonist's chief character flaw and develop it. He or she will need to overcome this flaw in order to achieve his or her ultimate goal.Show an issue or situation in the main character's life that needs attention and have him or her take the first step forward toward a course of action.Filled with daily affirmations, plot advice, and writing exercises, The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts will set your projects in the right direction--and on their way to the bestseller list!

Plots

by Robin Feuer Miller Robert L. Belknap

Robert L. Belknap's theory of plot illustrates the active and passive role literature plays in creating its own dynamic reading experience. Literary narrative enchants us through its development of plot, but plot tells its own story about the making of narrative, revealing through its structures, preoccupations, and strategies of representation critical details about how and when a work came into being.Through a rich reading of Shakespeare's King Lear and Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, Belknap explores the spatial, chronological, and causal aspects of plot, its brilliant manipulation of reader frustration and involvement, and its critical cohesion of characters. He considers Shakespeare's transformation of dramatic plot through parallelism, conflict, resolution, and recognition. He then follows with Dostoevsky's development of the rhetorical and moral devices of nineteenth-century Russian fiction, along with its epistolary and detective genres, to embed the reader in the murder Raskolnikov commits. Dostoevsky's reinvention of the psychological plot was profound, and Belknap effectively challenges the idea that the author abused causality to achieve his ideological conclusion. In a final chapter, Belknap argues that plots teach us novelistic rather than poetic justice. Operating according to their own logic, they provide us with a compelling way to see and order our world.

Plowing with Pigs and Other Creative, Low-Budget Homesteading Solutions

by Karen K. Will Oscar H. Will

Fueled by a failing economy and a passionate desire for a return to simpler times, a new wave of homesteaders is seeking the good life and the kind of true satisfaction that can only be built, not bought. Many of these modern pioneers are cash poor, but rich in energy and creativity. Plowing with Pigs and Other Creative, Low-Budget Homesteading Solutions offers them a set of fresh ideas for achieving independence through sweat equity and the use of unconventional resources. This highly readable and entertaining guide brings together answers to common problems faced by homesteaders young and old, urban, suburban, and rural. Traditional knowledge is combined with MacGyver-style ingenuity to create projects that maximize available resources, including: Animal management strategies for the yard, garden, and field Pole building and construction techniques from woodlot materials Replacing farm machinery with homemade hand tools and implements Leveraging increased self-sufficiency into a home-based business Whether you are a dreamer or a doer, Plowing with Pigs will inspire, challenge, and enable you to do more with less (and have fun doing it). Oscar H. (Hank) Will III is a farmer, scientist, and author, known for seeking and implementing creative farmstead solutions. The editor of Grit magazine, Hank has published hundreds of articles and five books on a range of topics including antique farm machinery. Karen K. Will is editor of The Heirloom Gardener magazine and author of Cooking with Heirlooms: Seasonal Recipes with Heritage-Variety Vegetables and Fruits. She operates Prairie Turnip Farm with her husband Oscar H. Will III.

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