Jewish Stories of Wisdom

Author: Patrick Fischmann

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 0316270717

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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A beautifully illustrated collection of old-world Jewish tales of faith and morality. Jewish Stories of Wisdom is the perfect antidote to our busy, modern lives. It serves as a daily companion that one can return to again and again for a much-needed moment of spiritual sustenance. The 34 stories in this uplifting collection can be read in solitude or shared with others. Among them are "The Poet and the Pirate," "The Language of the Kings," "The Laughter of the Light," "The True Beauty," and many others. Patrick Fischmann is a writer whose work is to gather stories from around the world for a multicultural and spiritual awakening. He is the author of dozens of titles including several in the Contes des Sages series published by Editions du Seuil in France. He is a storyteller, singer, and multi-instrument songwriter. He lives in France.

Explicit Encounters

Sex When You Shouldn't

Author: Michael Bracken,Giselle Renarde,Penelope Friday,Kay Jaybee,Eva Hore,Kyoko Church,Clarice Clique,Orlando Zinn,Lucy Felthouse,Tabitha Rayne,Tamsin Flowers,Landon Dixon,Vick Guthrie,Jade Taylor,Heidi Champa,Rachel Kramer Bussel,Jay Raymee,Lynn Lake,Daniel Savage,Ariel Graham

Publisher: Accent Press Ltd

ISBN: 1907761772

Category: Fiction

Page: 226

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Who can resist having sex when they shouldn’t? Forbidden fruit tastes sweet, and Explicit Encounters meets those who aren’t afraid to reach out and take a bite. From affairs conducted behind a partner’s back to acting on deepest fantasies, these stories reveal what happens when illicit sex becomes too much to resist. MILF And Cookies offers a college student an unforgettable experience at the hands of his best friend’s mother. The Game is played by a couple who have one night to learn what it truly means to submit. In Room 22, a stocking fetishist meets his kinky match. And Date Night is a time to watch your neighbours in action, while putting on a naughty show of your own. Good girls, bad boys and people who simply love to break the rules can all be found in Explicit Encounters. A Lesson Learned by Kyoko Church Poor Shirley. The quiet 36-year-old stay-at-home mom had been wishing forever for her stale, married sex life to be more exciting. Sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for. Now she’s realised that her online Master is actually her husband, the shackles of the married roles burst open and their sex life goes from meh to hotcha! Communication flows and so does Shirley’s pussy. Something must be done. More of Shirley’s horny confessions lead to further lessons from her Master. He even has to bring in reinforcements. Good Girl by Clarice Clique How far can the bounds of an open relationship be pushed? What happens to a marriage when a woman looks beyond her husband to find her ideal lover, a man who is the perfect master? A housewife finds there is more than one way to be a good girl. Applied Literary Theory by Orlando Zinn A graduate student registers for a dreaded summer seminar in literary theory, mentally preparing himself for six weeks of boredom; only when a sexy Parisian professor enters the scene does he become aware of the subject’s surprising applications. Oh, Brother! by Lucy Felthouse When Lara turns up to help her best friend Rebecca move house, she's not surprised to see Rebecca's younger brother mucking in. What does surprise her is the fact that Marc – who she'd last seen when he was about 11 and harbouring a huge crush on her – has grown up into a total hottie. It appears he still feels the same way about her. They flirt madly behind Rebecca's back, and continue to do so at the housewarming party some days later. Finally, they give in to their attraction, which brings not only smoking hot sex, but the realisation that at some point, they're going to have to tell Rebecca. The Relapse by Tabitha Rayne Recovering sex addict Jim, tries his best to shock his therapist, Dr Leigh. Instead of being abstinent and following the rules, Jim has been a very naughty boy with an equally naughty girl he has met. He delights in telling the stunning, sultry doctor all the juicy details, hoping to prompt a reaction from her. Will he be punished for falling off the wagon? Or does Dr Leigh have something rather more interesting in mind...? Cowgirl Honeymoon by Tamsin Flowers Sugar couldn’t be happier – she’d always dreamt of having her honeymoon on a ranch and now she was luxuriating in the joys of having a hot stallion between her legs both day and night. But when her new husband Kyle cries off sex because he's saddle sore, Sugar starts wondering about his motives. Is he punishing her because he never wanted to come ranching in the first place? Desperately disappointed, Sugar goes out riding with ranch hand Tex. As they trek through the forest, she can't stop thinking about what she wants to do with Kyle later - until her horse goes lame and she's forced up on to the same saddle as the cowboy. He seems to know what she’s thinking and being saddle sore isn’t a problem... Golden Boy by Landon Dixon They had nothing in common other than his daughter, but when Clyde extended his hand to the young man, Evan brushed by it, threw his arms around Clyde and hugged the older man warmly. Clyde felt the throb of the teenager’s semi-erect cock against his own, and he unconsciously clenched Evan’s tight, mounded butt cheeks, a wonderful, tingling sensation flooding his own body and loins. It was just the beginning of finding what they didhave in common. Room 22 by Vick Guthrie When guests at Marvin’s Hotel start complaining about the noise coming from Room 22, it’s down to Miss Williams, the assistant manager, to sort things out. It seems the troublesome guest has a not-so-hidden stocking fetish, and she knows a way of dealing with his antics that will satisfy her desires as well as his. Star-fucker by Jade Taylor She’s the photographer all the celebs flock to. He’s the actor she’s had a secret crush on for years. She makes it a firm rule never to sleep with any of her subjects – but in this most intimate of photo-shoots, some rules are meant to be broken … Working Late by Heidi Champa Linda is on her way to her husband's office and she's left her panties at home. She's on her way to give herself over completely, to be used, teased and thoroughly fucked. His every wish is her command and her ultimate pleasure. Except, Linda's husband is all the way across town at a business dinner. But, her husband's handsome boss is there waiting and willing to give her exactly what she needs. MILF And Cookies by Michael Bracken While spending Christmas break with his college roommate’s family, Bobby is seduced by his roommate's long-divorced mother, a sexy blonde with a body that would be the envy of any college cheerleader. Mrs Parker entices him with warm chocolate chip cookies and glimpses of her in a diaphanous red nightie. Then she feeds him breakfast in bed and what he eats isn't just her bakery goods. By the time he and his roommate return to school, Bobby has come to appreciate the unique holiday combination of ‘MILF and Cookies’. Taking Her Out by Penelope Friday Leah has been waiting for Jay all evening. Waiting to be seduced. But Jay has other plans for her. How can she cope with him taking her out when all she really wants is for him to take her? Deeds Of Mercy by Giselle Renarde Mercedes’ romantic world has grown into a man-eating monstrosity! She really does love her fiancé, Anwar, so why does she keep prostituting herself to Simon? It isn’t that she needs the money. Well, OK, the money’s nice and it gives her a cheap thrill every time she adds Sex-with-Simon cash to the Wedding-with-Anwar fund, but it’s not like she’s living at subsistence level. She doesn’t need it. But she likes it. She enjoys the naughty thrill of prostituting herself to her married ex-lover while her husband-to-be remains oblivious. Ghost by Kay Jaybee Jo had almost got out of the habit of listening for Sam’s distinctive knock at the door. Almost. Everywhere she goes she sees reminders of him; of the company Sam works for, of the places they’ve secretly fucked together; making her miss him all over again. He isn’t even hers to miss. When, after three months, Sam turns up unannounced, something in Jo snaps. Her normal submissive stance is abandoned in favour of spanking her lover’s arse. It is time to show him just how hard it is living with the ghost of their affair... Making the Most of All in New Zealand by Eva Hore When her cousin’s husband, Jeff, decides to take her on a horse ride on her last day she gets exactly what she was hoping for. With her thighs spread wide over the horse’s back she realises that this rugged Maori is the one she’d rather be riding and he doesn't disappoint. Rule Breakers by Rachel Kramer Bussel What could be better than sex with Serena? Secret sex with her gorgeous husband, Rob, of course. And as the couple have an open relationship, Carla isn’t breaking any rules – just learning that what’s sauce for two lovers is even saucier for three … Real by Jay Raymee He keeps telling himself what he’s doing isn’t really cheating on his wife. One-night stands, using hookers, sex with no ties, no emotions – it’s what you do when you no longer desire the woman you married. But what happens when things get real? Ready Or Not, Here I Come by Lynn Lake Tess Jansen just had to get laid. She’d turned eighteen in April, and now she was so ripe and juicy, ready and willing, that she could hardly slip her little white shorty-shorts on without coming. Only problem was, her skateboarding, BMXing boyfriend, Mike, was completely oblivious to her squishy need. If only there were some other, real men around who might put her out of her sweet sexual misery … The Game by Daniel Savage Is it possible to hit new highs of sexual tension, arousal and fulfilment without actually making physical contact with another? When two strangers of a like mind meet by chance in a hotel they decide to play a game to find out … Date Night by Ariel Graham When Charlene meets her sexy neighbour Cory while he's out searching for his wife's cat, she has no idea the chance encounter will lead to realisation of a long-standing fantasy for her and her husband, Vince. Vince has been too shy to initiate sex with another couple, but the proximity of their bedroom windows leads Charlene and Vince to accidentally catch Cory and his wife, Anna, in the act – and the next time it isn't quite so accidental.

The Mammoth Book of Regency Romance

Author: Trisha Telep

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 1849014434

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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From some of the biggest names in Regency historical romance, 25 wickedly witty, lusciously romantic and sublimely sensual short stories. Stories replete with oversexed aristocrats, posturing courtesans and feuding dukes and duchesses tell of a beautiful lady awakened by a passion more powerful than anything she has ever known, one that could doom or save her; a disgraced rake who, given a final chance to redeem himself, discovers love has rules of its own; and a luscious young beauty fed up with proper tea parties and elegant balls who disguises herself to enjoy a soirée of uninhibited pleasure. As the passion mounts, so do the complications... Includes big name contributors such as Anna Campbell, Lorraine Heath, Barbara Metzger, Deborah Raleigh and Elizabeth Boyle.


A Collection of Short Erotic Fiction

Author: Harmony Kent

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530002641


Page: 176

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A collection of short erotic fiction that will tickle more than your taste buds and wet more than your appetite. With a range of genres and styles, this book has enough steam for everyone. GREY MANCHESTER-contemporary romance in 1000 words. Will Nadine choose to drop her knife or her knickers? DOUBLE TROUBLE-menage a trois in 2000 words. After a dry spell, Sophia gets more than she bargained for with a solicitor and a teacher. DRAGON KISSED-shifter romance in 3000 words. Jenna's life is fairly run of the mill until she has a flying accident. With a dragon. All is not as it seems in this fiery romance. TRYST-contemporary romance in 4000 words. Polly pushes the boundaries on a workplace night out. LOVE ON THE CORNISH LINE-contemporary romance in 5000 words. Becky falls flat on her face, and madly in love. Her weekly commute home proves to be anything but routine. THE INLAW-contemporary romance in 6000 words. At 43, amputee Carla never expected in her wildest dreams to be called a MILF by a hot young stud. Trouble is, he's her son in law's brother. And young enough to be her son. Sparks fly when she's caught with her hands in the biscuit tin. NIGHT NURSE-contemporary romance in 7000 words. Denise has only weeks left to live. What constitutes life, though? What fills the yawning hours of empty days? Who are you once the chemo and the cancer have stripped you bare? What to do?-Go out on a slow fizzle, or with a big bang? OVERBOARD-contemporary romance in 8000 words. When Stella falls overboard in the middle of the Pacific, she gets more than she bargained for. Sharks and storms not withstanding. ALIEN LIAISON-alien romance in 9000 words. When the military transport, Lunas Two, crash lands on Zorth, Jay is given the job of liaising with the locals. She's seen plenty of aliens in her four years of service, but never one as finger licking good as Lemo. How far will she have to go to keep the peace? SAVING FACE-historical romance in 10,000 words. Non-related step brother and sister, David and Annalise, break all the rules in this steamy historical romance. Forced to live apart from the love of her life and into an arranged and loveless marriage, Annalise has to grow up fast. When all is lost, will she be able to save face? READER ADVISORY: This book contains explicit sex scenes and language hot enough to burn your pages. For mature readers only."

Gentlemen Prefer Black - A Sexy Bundle of 4 Interracial BWWM Short Stories from Steam Books

Author: Stacey Allure,Dana Burns,Shanika Patrice,Marcus Williams,Steam Books

Publisher: Steam Books


Category: Fiction

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Behold 4 tales starring women that are dark and lovely… and the men who admire them. Stacey Allure, Dana Burns, Shanika Patrice and Marcus Williams contribute to a compilation of romance, lust, drama, and excitement This bundle includes (also available separately): DON'T KILL MY VIBE by Stacey Allure Playing basketball at the gym on her day off, Nia never thought she'd meet someone like Rick: a handsome white guy that treats her like a friend and not a piece of meat. But Nia has even less of an idea what the night has in store for her than she thought, and when she arrives home the night is just beginning. OLYMPIC LOVE by Dana Burns Matthew and Yvonne have a lot in common: they were good friends in college, they're both natural athletes and are both trying out for the upcoming Olympic games… and they both harbor long-held feelings for each other. However, Matthew's got a woman in his life, and he and Yvonne's promising careers might mean they never reveal how they truly feel. FIRST COMES LUST, THEN COMES... by Shanika Patrice Reese and Thomas's whirlwind affair leads to the birth of Mia, their daughter. Unfortunately, Thomas got cold feet during the pregnancy, and Reese has to deal with the prospect of raising Mia alone. Shortly after Mia's birth, however, Thomas comes knocking again. Will she take him back? Does Thomas even want to get back with Reese? Will he at least help raise Mia? HIS TRUE COLORS by Marcus Williams Coming from a struggling background, Shantelle volunteers at a care home to help those in need, and resents Connor, the rich and famous businessman who visits the place, thinking he's in it only for the good publicity. But she gets to see a different side of Connor, and when she becomes intimately acquainted with him and sees his true colors, inside and out, complications arise between her growing public notoriety and the resentful eyes of her family... WARNING: These four stories add up to 20,714 steamy words that feature explicit scenes of passionate lovemaking and may be too much for some readers to handle!

A Game of Thrones 4-Book Bundle

A Song of Ice and Fire Series: A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, and A Feast for Crows

Author: George R. R. Martin

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780345529060

Category: Fiction

Page: 3264

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The perfect gift for fans of HBO's Game of Thrones—a boxed set featuring the first four novels! George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series has become, in many ways, the gold standard for modern epic fantasy. Martin—dubbed the "American Tolkien" by Time magazine—has created a world that is as rich and vital as any piece of historical fiction, set in an age of knights and chivalry and filled with a plethora of fascinating, multidimensional characters that you love, hate to love, or love to hate as they struggle for control of a divided kingdom. This bundle includes the following novels: A GAME OF THRONES A CLASH OF KINGS A STORM OF SWORDS A FEAST FOR CROWS

Jaime's Explicit Erotica Bundle

Author: Jaime Dix

Publisher: Jaime Dix Books


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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This is a collection of 20 Erotica Short stories by Jaime Dix. 52,000 words of that erotica goodness. Short Story List WARNING: All stories in this eBook contain characters over the age of 18 participating in consensual sex. There are graphic depictions of sex. Someone Else’s Bed A pet sitter sleeps with her boyfriend while on her job. Soldier’s Conquest A soldier back home from abroad hooks up with a sexy single from the bar. Forbidden Relations 2: his family friend He reacquaints with a family friend all grown up. Forbidden Relations 3: his freshman The man of the house takes his Girlfriend's daughter to her a college dorm and things get naughty. The Friend Zone Ends Tonight Friends go beyond platonic on this late night hang out. Dirty Texts Late night boredom can lead to dirty texts to get her off before bed. Subway Diaries 2: rush hour Strangers pass each other by on the subway system every single day. Sometimes eyes meet and a connection is instant that a train car can’t keep the sexual tension between the two contained. Subway Diaries 3: she likes it bigger Late night ride heading back uptown on the local A train leads to a one night stand on a rocking and roaring train. Naughty Halloween She wakes up to a muscular silent man wearing her pumpkin over his head with something erect to give her. Naughty Confession She confesses her sexy sins to her Priest and it gets them both horny. There is a glory hole involved. Tipsy Confessions 2: mature woman A man shares drinks with an older, sexy woman that ends with a night cap back at her place. (Warning: There is some slang used). Tipsy Confessions 3: new year’s party Sometimes meeting a stranger at a party and sharing instant chemistry, only has one outcome: bathroom stall hook-up. (Warning: There is some slang used). Bullet to The Heart She gets the ultimate revenge on her cheating Boyfriend with deadly results and falls into the arms and bed of another. Stop and Frisk Her She was caught smoking something in the stairway by two cops and she has to take care of one them to get out of trouble. Open House 2: rent’s due [Warning: rough sex] She’s about to be evicted and she is offered an indecent proposal to keep her apartment. Open House 3: new to the city She moves into a trendy area in Brooklyn and gets into a ffm threesome with her new roommates. My Roommate’s Hook-up She masturbates while listening to her roommate having sex. Double Booked Glenys intentionally books two different dates together for some straight mmf threesome fun back at her place. Former Student’s Conquest A Spanish teacher gets reacquainted with a grown former student that leads to an illicit motel indiscretion. Drunk In Hate [Revenge Sex] A revelation sends Vivienne to the arms of another. KEYWORDS: infidelity erotica, cheating erotica, erotica boxset, stranger sex, hooking up, sex stories, young woman older man, couples sex, couples erotica, dirty talk, one night stand sex, rough sex, hooking up erotica, erotica box set, erotica collection, younger woman older man, erotica short stories, public sex, public erotica, sex in public, fantasy erotica, holiday erotica, revenge sex, men in uniform, threesome sex, threesome erotica, masturbation erotica, peeping,

A State of Freedom

Author: Neel Mukherjee

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473523109

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Longlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature What happens when we attempt to exchange the life we are given for something better? Five people, in very different circumstances, from a domestic cook in Mumbai, to a vagrant and his dancing bear, and a girl who escapes terror in her home village for a new life in the city, find out the meanings of dislocation, and the desire for more. Set in contemporary India and moving between the reality of this world and the shadow of another, this novel delivers a devastating and haunting exploration of the unquenchable human urge to strive for a different life.


Black Lace Classics

Author: Emma Holly

Publisher: Black Lace

ISBN: 9780352346926

Category: Erotic stories

Page: 320

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Ever been tempted? When bookstore owner Kate comes home from work to find her two male flatmates in bed - together - she is surprised. And even more so when they ask her to join in. Up until now, Kate has hidden her fantasies of her superhot flatmates. But she sets aside her inhibitions and embarks on a ménage à trois. But even though she knows this kind of pleasure cannot last, Kate can't help but let herself become hooked...

We're Flying

Author: Peter Stamm

Publisher: Other Press, LLC

ISBN: 159051419X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Following the publication of the widely acclaimed novel Seven Years comes a trove of stories from the Swiss master Peter Stamm. They all possess the traits that have built Stamm’s reputation: the directness of the prose, the deceptive surface simplicity of the narratives, and deep psychological insight into the existential dilemmas of contemporary life. Stamm does not waste a word, nor does he spare the reader’s feelings. These stories are a superb introduction to his work and a gift for all those who have come to regard his fiction as a precise rendering of the contemporary human psyche.

Man of the House

Author: Selena Kitt

Publisher: Excessica Publishing

ISBN: 160982587X

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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From NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING and AWARD WINNING AUTHOR SELENA KITT - OVER A MILLION BOOKS SOLD! When Patrick's father went off to war in 1944, he told his son, you're the "man of the house" now. Patrick's father's wife has struggled to keep them afloat, and he does what he can to help. He knows she's tired, sad and very lonely, but when circumstance brings a young woman into their lives for a brief time, it alters everything between he and his father's wife forever. Will Patrick become the real "man of the house" before his father returns from the war?

Craving Love & Death

Author: Haven Cage

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997381153


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Craving Love & Death is a dark Romantic Suspense and the first standalone installment in The Perilously Pretty Series, a compilation of wicked romance novels about badass women from all eras and walks of life. Most women in the '50s dream of a perfect life, pleasing their bread-winning husbands and raising happy families. Vivienne...well...she dreams of a life in which she doesn't succumb to the need to murder the men she sleeps with. Vivienne Carson plays the role of a quiet, docile nightclub singer and waitress for her friends and what family she has left, but, behind closed doors, she gives into an insatiable lust and hunger no man can escape. She just wants to live out her days working at Molly's and ignoring the urge to claim a new victim. However, her best friend, Betty, convinces her to join in on an impromptu double-date with two handsome sailors looking to enjoy their leave in Charleston, South Carolina. Sexy, dark, and sly as hell, Naval Lieutenant Dean Vitson may be the only man who can give Vivie a reason to nix her "bad habits"-but he's running from his own dirty past. And his secrets could turn her world upside down. Can Vivienne change her murderous ways to be with Dean? Will she want to after she finds out what he's hiding? Warning: Contains adult language, sexual content, severe criminal content, death, and reference to, but not the act of, child rape.

The Complete Stories

Author: Flannery O'Connor

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374515360

Category: Fiction

Page: 555

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Thirty-one tales depicting the humorous, if near tragic conditions of life in the Deep South during the fifties

The Collected Short Stories of Roald Dahl

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140158073

Category: Fiction

Page: 768

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A complete collection of the superb short stories which have appeared in: Over To You, Kiss Kiss, Someone Like You, Switch Bitch and eight further stories: The Umberella man; Mr Botibol; Vengeance in Mine inc; The Butler; Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life; The Bookseller; The Hitchhiker, The Surgeon.

Notes from the Fog


Author: Ben Marcus

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 1101947462

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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With these thirteen transfixing, ingenious stories, Ben Marcus gives us timely dystopian visions of alienation in a modern world--cosmically and comically apt. Never has existential catastrophe been so much fun. In "The Grow-Light Blues," a hapless, corporate drone finds love after being disfigured testing his employer's newest nutrition supplement--the enhanced glow from his computer monitor. A father finds himself outcast from his family when he starts to suspect that his son's precocity has turned sinister in the chilling "Cold Little Bird." In "Blueprints for St. Louis," two architects in a flailing marriage consider the ethics of artificially inciting emotion in mourners at their latest assignment--a memorial to a terrorist attack. In the bizarre but instantly recognizable universe of Ben Marcus's fiction, characters encounter both surreal new illnesses and equally surreal new cures. Marcus writes beautifully, hilariously, and obsessively, about sex and death, lust and shame, the indignities of the body, and the full parade of human folly. A heartbreaking collection of stories that showcases the author's compassion, tenderness, and mordant humor. Blistering, beautiful work from a modern master. A heartbreaking collection of stories that showcases the author's compassion, tenderness, and mordant humor--blistering, beautiful work from a modern master.

Sharing Space (The Complete Series)

Author: Nina Perez

Publisher: Nina Perez

ISBN: 1311626891

Category: Fiction

Page: 427

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It’s official: Chloe Brooks is having the worst week ever. Her roommate has just moved out with no notice, leaving Chloe little time to find a replacement. The pressure is on at work as she vies for a big promotion. And she just caught her boyfriend in bed with another woman. She doesn’t need any more complications, but that’s exactly what Chloe gets when Patrick Murphy shows up on her doorstep. Life is good for Patrick Murphy. He has an agent who can help kickstart his acting career. His relationship with his best friends has never been tighter. And he’s saved up enough money to finally move into the city. Now if he can just find a place to live… There are many reasons why they shouldn’t be together: They’re both focusing on their careers, Chloe is coming out of a nasty breakup, and is it ever a good idea to date your roommate? Sharing Space was originally published as six separate contemporary romance novellas about an interracial couple who ignore all the reasons why they shouldn’t be together to focus on the one reason they should: love. This complete collection features all six books plus an excerpt from Nina Perez's upcoming contemporary romance, Lily in the Middle.

A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: N.A


Category: Christmas stories

Page: 82

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Everyone is familiar with this classic Christmas story. Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly, unpleasant man who despises Christmas and overworks his clerk Bob Cratchit. As he prepares for another Christmas Eve without celebration, Scrooge is greeted by his dead business partner, Jacob Marley who warns him that his greed will not go unpunished. At first, Scrooge doesn't heed Marley's warning, but soon he is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Christmas Yet to Come. He is made to face his cruel nature, and to consider whether he should change his ways. This is a free digital copy of a book that has been carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online. To make this print edition available as an ebook, we have extracted the text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and submitted it to a review process to ensure its accuracy and legibility across different screen sizes and devices. Google is proud to partner with libraries to make this book available to readers everywhere.

This is the Ritual

Author: Rob Doyle

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1632865378

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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"A tremendous talent. Every page fizzes with vitality." --Kevin Barry, author of Beatlebone A young man in a dark depression roams the vast, formless landscape of a Dublin industrial park where he meets a vagrant in the grip of a dangerous ideology. A woman fleeing a breakup finds herself taking part in an unusual sleep experiment. A man obsessed with Nietzsche clings desperately to his girlfriend's red shoes. And whatever happened to Killian Turner, Ireland's vanished literary outlaw? Lost and isolated, the characters in these masterful stories play out their fragmented relationships in a series of European cities, always on the move; from rented room to darkened apartment, hitchhiker's roadside to Barcelona nightclub. Rob Doyle, a shape-shifting drifter, a reclusive writer, also stalks the book's pages. Layering narratives and splicing fiction with non-fiction, This is the Ritual tells of the ecstatic, the desperate and the uncertain. Immersive, at times dreamlike, and frank in its depiction of sex, the writer's life, failed ideals, and the transience of emotions, it introduces an unmistakable new literary voice.