The Bet

Short Story

Author: Anton Chekhov

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 1443447951

Category: Fiction

Page: 25

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At a banker’s party fifteen years ago, a young lawyer defends the position that life in prison is far less humane than capital punishment. The banker disagrees and proposes they bet—two million rubles in exchange for fifteen years of solitary confinement. The terms of their agreement allow the lawyer to have access to books, food, and wine, and over the course of his imprisonment, he reads widely. Nearing the end of the fifteen years, the banker comes to realize that he will be ruined by the lawyer’s winning of the bet, and both men find their lives changed by the lessons that the bet has taught them. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Beauty's Kingdom

Author: A. N. Roquelaure,Anne Rice

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525427996

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

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After the death of Queen Eleanor, Beauty and Laurent are implored to take the throne and uphold the ways of complete sensual surrender that have made Eleanor's realm a legend.

Succubus Seduction

Author: JC Holly

Publisher: Total-e-bound

ISBN: 0857156128

Category: Fiction

Page: 41

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'No strings attached' turns into one hell of a tangle. Zara is a succubus, a demon born of lust, and after one bad relationship too many, she decides enough is enough. Nothing but one night stands from now on. Then she meets Darren... Reader Advisory: This book contains multiple sex scenes, as well as some BDSM/roleplay.

Beautiful Bastard

Author: Christina Lauren

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476730105

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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An ambitious intern. A perfectionist executive. And a whole lot of name calling. Whip-smart, hardworking, and on her way to an MBA, Chloe Mills has only one problem: her boss, Bennett Ryan. He’s exacting, blunt, inconsiderate—and completely irresistible. A Beautiful Bastard. Bennett has returned to Chicago from France to take a vital role in his family’s massive media business. He never expected that the assistant who’d been helping him from abroad was the gorgeous, innocently provocative—completely infuriating—creature he now has to see every day. Despite the rumors, he’s never been one for a workplace hookup. But Chloe’s so tempting he’s willing to bend the rules—or outright smash them—if it means he can have her. All over the office As their appetites for one another increase to a breaking point, Bennett and Chloe must decide exactly what they’re willing to lose in order to win each other. Originally only available online as The Office by tby789—and garnering over 2 million reads on fanfiction sites—Beautiful Bastard has been extensively updated for re-release.

Kushiel's Dart

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429910903

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

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A nation born of angels, vast and intricate and surrounded by danger... a woman born to servitude, unknowingly given access to the secrets of the realm... Born with a scarlet mote in her left eye, Phédre nó Delaunay is sold into indentured servitude as a child. When her bond is purchased by an enigmatic nobleman, she is trained in history, theology, politics, foreign languages, the arts of pleasure. And above all, the ability to observe, remember, and analyze. Exquisite courtesan, talented spy... and unlikely heroine. But when Phédre stumbles upon a plot that threatens her homeland, Terre d'Ange, she has no choice. Betrayed into captivity in the barbarous northland of Skaldia and accompanied only by a disdainful young warrior-priest, Phédre makes a harrowing escape and an even more harrowing journey to return to her people and deliver a warning of the impending invasion. And that proves only the first step in a quest that will take her to the edge of despair and beyond. Phédre nó Delaunay is the woman who holds the keys to her realm's deadly secrets, and whose courage will decide the very future of her world. Not since Dune has there been an epic on the scale of Kushiel's Dart-a massive tale about the violent death of an old age and the birth of a new. It is a novel of grandeur, luxuriance, sacrifice, betrayal, and deeply laid conspiracies. A world of cunning poets, deadly courtiers, deposed rulers and a besieged Queen, a warrior-priest, the Prince of Travelers, barbarian warlords, heroic traitors, and a truly Machiavellian villainess... all seen through the unflinching eyes of an unforgettable heroine. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Chains of Desire

Author: Natasha Moore

Publisher: Elloras Cave Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781419960079

Category: Fiction

Page: 166

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Acting as decoy for her princess, Hanna is captured to become a rival king's sex slave. Chained in a spaceship, bound for a planet that deals in sex, she fears she'll never be free. But then a sexy guard gives her hope as he makes her body soar with pleasure, even while bound in chains.1419960091,9781419960093,,Ellora's Cave,293131,Changing Hearts,,,A01,,Marilu ,,Mann,,,,TP,WHI,BW,eng,Y,14.99,09/11/2009,6,9,in,274,It just got hotter on the bayou. Louisiana has never been this steamy! When injured shapeshifter Malcolm

Revenge of the Wronged

Werelock Evolution

Author: Hettie Ivers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997342963

Category:

Page: 334

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In this highly anticipated finale to the first trilogy in the Werelock Evolution series, Milena Caro faces her greatest challenges yet. Torn between her loyalty to her brother and her growing affection for his nemesis, Alex Reinoso, Milena vies to salvage some remnant of her former life as she becomes increasingly enmeshed in the bitter feud between werewolf packs. Will blood prove thicker than water? Will the ill-fated blood curse Milena wields destroy her and all those she holds dear? In the struggle between good and evil, ideals and reality often clash. And in this game of survival amid conniving, bloodthirsty supernatural opponents, it's the player no one saw coming who will change all the rules. **Mature Content Warning** This book contains violence, strong language, and sexual situations and is intended for adult readers.

Fear the Heart

Werelock Evolution

Author: Hettie Ivers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997342932

Category:

Page: N.A

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Reconciling the mind and heart often provokes inner conflict. Throw in the whims of an emerging inner she-wolf entering her first heat cycle and the revenge demands of an ancient blood curse, and all bets are off! All Milena wants is to rescue her brother and return to her life in Santa Cruz. Unfortunately, her situation in Brazil grows increasingly complicated as she uncovers more startling truths kept from her since birth-leaving her at a loss as to whom to trust and what to believe. Caught in the crosshairs of a vicious blood feud between two rival covens, Milena finds that guarding her heart is no simple feat ... not when it's the fearsome heart of an ill-fated blood curse that's blossoming to life within her-threatening to unlock a long-prophesied reign of darkness upon the world with the power to destroy them all. **Mature Content Warning** This book contains violence, strong language, and sexual situations and is intended for adult readers. This book is part of a series and contains a cliffhanger ending.

Planet Kill

Author: Sebastian Wilde,Jamie Hawke

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781987523805

Category:

Page: 508

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"It's Hunger Games with sexy times. Saga meets Battle Royale." Form your harem. Kill or be killed. Level up and loot. Welcome to Planet Kill. Pierce has his mission: survive by killing and getting nasty, doing whatever it takes to find his lost wife and others who were abducted and forced to participate in the barbarity that is Planet Kill. In a galaxy where the only way to rise up in society and make it to the paradise planets is through this insanity, he will be up against the most desperate, the most ruthless, and the sexiest fighters alive. Because it's not just a planet--it's the highest rated show around. Contestants level up for kills, get paid for accepting violent and sexual bids, and factions have been made in the form of harems. His plan starts to come together when he meets Letha, one of the most experienced warlords on the planet. She's as lethal as they come and a thousand times as sexy. He's able to learn under her, to start to form his own harem. Only, being her ally means fighting her wars. It's kill or be killed, level up fast and put on the show the viewers want all while proving to Letha and her generals that he has what it takes to be one of them. The alternative is death, leaving his wife to her fate of being hunted by monsters. WARNING: This book contains gratuitous violence and sex, harems, reverse harems, massively oversized members, breasts galore, and ample blood. You might cringe, you will laugh, and hell, you might even cry. We refuse to apologize for any of it.

The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty

Author: Anne Rice,A. N. Roquelaure

Publisher: Orbit Books

ISBN: 9780751551037

Category: Erotic stories

Page: 273

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An erotic novel of discipline, love and surrender from master storyteller Anne Rice. In the traditional fairy tale of 'Sleeping Beauty' the spell cast upon the lovely young princess can only be broken by the kiss of a prince. However, in the world of Anne Rice, this legendary curse is broken not with a kiss, but with sexual initiation. The Prince's reward for ending the hundred years of enchantment is Beauty's complete and total enslavement to him. Sleeping Beauty awakes to a world of seduction, desire and love. In the first of a three part retelling of the Sleeping Beauty story, Anne Rice explores the unspoken implications of this lush, suggestive fairy tale, opening up a world of erotic yearning and fantasy which is perfect for fans of Fifty Shades of Grey. This is the first of Anne Rice's classic Sleeping Beauty trilogy.

Green-Eyed Demon

Author: Jaye Wells

Publisher: Orbit

ISBN: 0316121975

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Things to do: 1. Rescue sister. 2. Murder grandmother. 3. Don't upset the voodoo priestess. The clock is ticking for Sabina Kane. Her sister has been kidnapped by her grandmother, the Dark Races are on the brink of war, and a mysterious order is manipulating everyone behind the scenes. Working on information provided by an unlikely ally, Sabina and her trusty sidekicks--a sexy mage named Adam Lazarus and Giguhl, a Mischief demon--head to New Orleans to begin the hunt for her sister. Once there, they must contend with belligerent werewolves, magic-wielding vampires and--perhaps most frightening of all--humans. But as much as Sabina is focused on surviving the present, the past won't be ignored. Before she can save those she cares about most, she must save herself from the ghosts of her past.

The Barbarian's Captive

Author: Maddie Taylor

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781534861350

Category:

Page: 270

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Light years from home, plant biologist Lt. Eva La Croix and her all-female exploration team land on a planet they believe is a perfect substitute for the dying Earth. They are set upon by huge alien hunters and Eva is captured by the barbarian leader. Tossed over his shoulder, she is carried back to camp, tethered to his bed, seduced by his touch, and claimed as his own. In spite of her fear, she is captivated by the gorgeous, dominant male with his long gleaming black hair, smooth bronze skin, and glimmering golden eyes. Expecting her full compliance, he strips her naked and prepares her for an intimate and very thorough inspection. Horrified, Eva protests, but quickly learns defiance will be met with swift consequences, including a bare bottom spanking until he proves to her who is in command. Deemed compatible, she and her teammates are whisked away to the barbarians' world where they are mated to these powerful men. While pampered and protected, the women are expected to submit to their male's authority and breed their young. Will Eva learn to adapt to their unusual beliefs and old-fashioned ways? Can she sacrifice her independence and surrender to this dynamic, highly sexual alien male who has conquered her body, and perhaps her heart? Or when escape is imminent, will she flee with the others, never to see him again and feel the rampant desire that now surges through her blood for her compelling barbarian mate?


Ghosts/aliens

Author: Trey Hamburger

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 0307407306

Category: Fiction

Page: 249

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Two ordinary guys and their friends investigate weird things.


Menage

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...

A Darker Secret

Author: Tyler Michael Stentiford

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601383150

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 122

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Upon the death of her father in 1967, fourteen-year-old Jordan follows a series of clues and learns that she is from a blood line of protectors, and perhaps the only hope of saving the world of Lighte from Dark creatures that threaten its very existence.

Using Internet e-mail

Author: Will Sadler,Andrew Berendts

Publisher: Que Pub

ISBN: 9780789702371

Category: Computers

Page: 692

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Details how to use different electronic mail systems, and how to set up and run one

Cute Devil Girlfriend (Hentai Manga)

Author: Hisasi

Publisher: Project H Llc

ISBN: 9781624592096

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 200

View: 1963

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"Hibiki only wants her best friend Kazuki to be happy! So why does she get a nasty feeling whenever the ultra-hot elf Elena shows up on his arm? Will these two combatants wage a love potion war to lay claim to the man they adore? Cute Devil Girlfriend plays for keeps with hot-headed demons and angelic cuties galore! Will a pair of nurses prove to be too much for a young guy to resist? And can a computer fantasy morph into the ultimate hot reality?" -- Unedited summary from the book.