Us

The Everett Gaming Series
Author: Drew Sera
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781537174846
Category:
Page: 392
View: 9362
Colin and Anthony begin to push Sydney harder, taking her deeper into their world of BDSM as they cautiously navigate around her triggers. Their hopes are to discover who Sydney really is and encourage her out of her shell. Sydney proves to be full of surprises as Colin and Anthony try to establish where her limits are at. But second-guessing, worrying and a horrific past life continues to plague Sydney during her sleeping and waking hours.Your heart will swell at the progress and ache with the stumbles as you continue on the emotional journey with Colin, Sydney and Anthony in "Us." As walls are torn down more wounds are discovered. Hearts will come together as bonds strengthen to mend scars that have never seen the light of day. "Us" will show that sometimes even the most unconventional relationships can provide exactly what someone needs. But even surrounded by love and unconditional support, chilling darkness still lurks around the corner in the shadows.*This book contains sexually explicit scenes, adult language, disturbing scenes that may be considered offensive to some readers. This book contains content that is not suitable for readers under the age of 18.

Fragile


Author: Drew Sera
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781522997054
Category:
Page: 380
View: 3414
Powerful and handsome CEO Colin Everett, is a well respected Dom and takes an active role educating within the BDSM community. Colin's interest in a young woman at work begins to take over most of his waking thoughts as he discovers that she has been experimenting in the BSDM lifestyle. Troubled Sydney Burke is a late twenty-something focused on fading into the background at her dream job. Sydney has a lot going on in her life while trying desperately to keep her personal life from colliding with her work life. Colin begins fantasizing about training Sydney and help her to build confidence. While he is determined to be patient with her an untimely incident at work makes Colin concerned that Sydney may be in some sort of trouble. The Dom in him wants to protect her from everything and pushes to uncover what, or whom, she's hiding from. Will Colin get the chance to train and work with Sydney? Hopefully he won't be too late. *This book contains sexually explicit scenes, adult language, disturbing scenes that may be considered offensive to some readers. This book contains content that is not suitable for readers under the age of 18.

Belonging


Author: Drew Sera
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530777570
Category:
Page: 384
View: 7201
After spending so much time with Colin and Anthony, Sydney has become unavoidably attached to the two Doms and best friends. With Sydney's first public scene rapidly approaching her, heart begs her to speak up and voice her true desire for her Top. While visible wounds and hidden scars cause Sydney to worry and doubt herself as a worthy play partner or submissive for anyone, they don't stop her from fantasizing that she belongs to Colin or Anthony...or both. As Colin and Anthony continue to work with Sydney they begin to unravel the nightmare life that she has been living. The connection and chemistry between Anthony and Sydney becomes more apparent. Colin wants nothing more than for Sydney to be in a happy and healthy D/s relationship and he knows his best friend can give that to her along with anything else under the sun. The only problem is that Colin's idea is met with resistance from Anthony. But with the clock ticking closer to Sydney's first public scene, Colin has to move quickly. Will Colin be able to convince Anthony that he is the right Dom for Sydney without his own feelings getting in the way and will their strong friendship and bond survive? *This book contains sexually explicit scenes, adult language, disturbing scenes that may be considered offensive to some readers. This book contains content that is not suitable for readers under the age of 18.

Alone

The Everett Gaming Series
Author: Drew Sera
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781541079526
Category:
Page: 272
View: 6020
Colin and Anthony's world has gone dark. They're thrown into a tumultuous mind game with Paul, a sadistic man who is determined to take everything from Colin. The weapon of choice...abduction. Paul takes the one thing that will destroy Colin and everyone close to him: Sydney. Sydney's only crime was being the one person Colin and Anthony can't live without. As a pawn in a disturbing game of mental, physical and emotional torture, Sydney must rely on herself to survive. Alone, she digs deep to find her strength and love for Colin and Anthony to help her through Paul's destructive plans. "Alone" will claw at your heart in the most violent ways as you watch the damage unfold and hearts tear. The manipulative moves from the sadist take their toll on Colin, Anthony and Sydney. Colin and Anthony instilled strength and love in Sydney, but will it be enough for her to survive at the hands of a man dead set on shattering Colin? *This book contains sexually explicit scenes, adult language, disturbing scenes that may be considered offensive to some readers. This book contains content that is not suitable for readers under the age of 18.

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Percival Everett by Virgil Russell

A Novel
Author: Percival Everett
Publisher: Graywolf Press
ISBN: 1555970656
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
View: 8953
"Anything we take for granted, Mr. Everett means to show us, may turn out to be a lie." —Wall Street Journal * Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize * Finalist for the PEN / Faulkner Award for Fiction * A story inside a story inside a story. A man visits his aging father in a nursing home, where his father writes the novel he imagines his son would write. Or is it the novel that the son imagines his father would imagine, if he were to imagine the kind of novel the son would write? Let's simplify: a woman seeks an apprenticeship with a painter, claiming to be his long-lost daughter. A contractor-for-hire named Murphy can't distinguish between the two brothers who employ him. And in Murphy's troubled dreams, Nat Turner imagines the life of William Styron. These narratives twist together with anecdotes from the nursing home, each building on the other until they crest in a wild, outlandish excursion of the inmates led by the father. Anchoring these shifting plotlines is a running commentary between father and son that sheds doubt on the truthfulness of each story. Because, after all, what narrator can we ever trust? Not only is Percival Everett by Virgil Russell a powerful, compassionate meditation on old age and its humiliations, it is an ingenious culmination of Everett's recurring preoccupations. All of his prior work, his metaphysical and philosophical inquiries, his investigations into the nature of narrative, have led to this masterful book. Percival Everett has never been more cunning, more brilliant and subversive, than he is in this, his most important and elusive novel to date.

Getting Rowdy


Author: Drew Sera
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781974095216
Category:
Page: 216
View: 5977
Blake Eriksson has it all. Money, power, sex appeal, his own new BDSM club - Club Irons, and control. Yeah. He has control in spades. But not in a bad way. He's a nurturer, a protector, a mentor - all good qualities for a Daddy Dom. Kelsie has natural submissive tendencies with a fun lean toward bratty. She's not disrespectful, but she likes to be a bit of a challenge. She likes to be...rowdy. But will her disturbed past prove to be more of a challenge to Blake than her rowdy nature is?

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Behind Closed Doors

A Novel
Author: B. A. Paris
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250121019
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 8773
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING DEBUT PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER YOU CAN'T MISS! The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie? “A hair-raising debut, both unsettling and addictive...A chilling thriller that will keep you reading long into the night.” —Mary Kubica, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Good Girl “This is one readers won’t be able to put down.” —Booklist (starred review) "A can’t-put-down psychological thriller.” —Library Journal (starred review) “This debut is guaranteed to haunt you...Warning: brace yourself.” —Bustle (10 New Thrillers to Read This Summer) “The sense of believably and terror that engulfs Behind Closed Doors doesn't waver.” —The Associated Press, picked up by The Washington Post “This was one of the best and most terrifying psychological thrillers I have ever read.” —San Francisco Book Review Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He’s a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You’re hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better. But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are inseparable. Some might call this true love. Others might wonder why Grace never answers the phone. Or why she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn’t work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. Or why she never seems to take anything with her when she leaves the house, not even a pen. Or why there are such high-security metal shutters on all the downstairs windows. Some might wonder what’s really going on once the dinner party is over, and the front door has closed. From bestselling author B. A. Paris comes the gripping thriller and international phenomenon Behind Closed Doors.

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Blanche on the Lam


Author: Barbara Neely
Publisher: Center Point Pub
ISBN: 9781585474691
Category: Fiction
Page: 239
View: 967
Winner of the Agatha, Macavity and Anthony Awards. Neely's deftly written first novel pays tribute to the community and culture of a working-class African American woman who becomes both a sleuth and a fugitive from the law. – Publishers Weekly.A unique literary creation. . . . an independent black woman who doesn’t feel incomplete without a man; a maid unapologetic about her profession; and a deeply spiritual woman who finds solace speaking to the Ancestors. – The Boston Globe. It’s hard enough making ends meet on the pittance Blanche White earns doing day work for genteel Southern families. But when her fourth bad check lands her a jail sentence, Blanche goes on the lam. She finds work at the summer home of a wealthy family with plenty of secrets of their own. When a dead body is discovered, Blanche is at the top of the suspect list. Determined to save herself, Blanche decides she must find the killer herself.

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Spineless

The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone
Author: Juli Berwald
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735211272
Category: Nature
Page: 352
View: 4895
A former ocean scientist goes in pursuit of the slippery story of jellyfish, rediscovering her passion for marine science and the sea's imperiled ecosystems. Jellyfish are an enigma. They have no centralized brain, but they see and feel and react to their environment in complex ways. They look simple, yet their propulsion systems are so advanced engineers are just learning how to mimic them. They produce some of the deadliest toxins on the planet and yet are undeniably alluring. Long ignored by science, they may be a key to ecosystem stability. Juli Berwald's journey into the world of jellyfish is a personal one. Over a decade ago she left the sea and her scientific career behind to raise a family in landlocked Austin, Texas. Increasingly dire headlines drew her back to jellies, as unprecedented jellyfish blooms toppled ecosystems and collapsed the world's most productive fisheries. What was unclear was whether these incidents were symptoms of a changing planet or part of a natural cycle. Berwald's desire to understand jellyfish takes her on a scientific odyssey. She travels the globe to meet the scientists who devote their careers to jellies, hitches rides on Japanese fishing boats to see giant jellyfish in the wild, raises jellyfish in her dining room, and throughout it all marvels at the complexity of these alluring and ominous biological wonders. Gracefully blending personal memoir with crystal-clear distillations of science, Spineless reveals that jellyfish are a bellwether for the damage we're inflicting on the climate and the oceans and a call to realize our collective responsibility for the planet we share.

Saving Graves

A Club Irons Novel
Author: Drew Sera
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781978490963
Category:
Page: 234
View: 6714
Saving Graves is dedicated to protecting human burial sites from disturbance from humans or nature. The organization has offices in Norcross, Georgia, and Manchester, England. Saving Graves promotes the protection, restoration, and preservation of historic cemeteries worldwide.

    • Fiction

Sacred Games


Author: Vikram Chandra
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571267149
Category: Fiction
Page: 912
View: 8021
An enormously satisfying, exciting and enriching book, Vikram Chandra's novel draws the reader deep into the lives of detective Sartaj Singh and Ganesh Gaitonde, the most wanted gangster in India. Sartaj, the only Sikh inspector in the whole of Mumbai, is used to being identified by his turban, beard and the sharp cut of his trousers. But 'the silky Sikh' is now past forty, his marriage is over and his career prospects are on the slide. When Sartaj gets an anonymous tip off as to the secret hideout of the legendary boss of the G-company, he's determined that he'll be the one to collect the prize. This is a sprawling, epic novel of friendships and betrayals, of terrible violence, of an astonishing modern city and its underworld. Drawing on the best of Victorian fiction, mystery novels, Bollywood movies and Vikram Chandra's years of first hand research on the streets of Mumbai, this novel reads like a potboiling page-turner but resonates with the intelligence and emotional depth of the best of literature.

Between the Lines


Author: Drew Sera
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781985863842
Category:
Page: 220
View: 4128
"She believed she could, so she did." My name is Amy Andrews, and those are the words I live by. I write happy-ever-after romance novels and after writing ten romance novels, you'd think I'd know a thing or two about love. But I've been chasing my own happy-ever-after for a long time. I seem to have no problem starting my own fairytale, but the ending never comes. My love life isn't the best-seller that I've written, so I decided to change things up and write a dark romance. While finding my way around and reading books in that genre, I discovered something unexpected. I found a sexy, romantic man who happens to have a soft spot for romances. He's an alpha male and that type would never have appealed to me before...but it's amazing what you see when you look between the lines.

Lost


Author: Drew Sera
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781546855682
Category:
Page: 464
View: 6510
How much devastation can a single bond handle? Especially when that bond once anchored three points. Colin, Sydney and Anthony had just hit their stride in their special "V" relationship before hell broke loose. They've endured their pasts, their fears, an abduction, and betrayal. Can it endure what they've lost? Will their anchor still bind them if it only anchors two points? It took a series of terrible events for Colin to realize exactly how much he needs Sydney...and Anthony. Without Anthony by his side, Colin begins to pick up the pieces. He has no choice but to be the strength, the shoulder and the shelter that Sydney needs. Sydney is relying on Colin, but even the strong ones will buckle and bend. Sydney has endured a lifetime of agony and wants to move out of the darkness that fills her past. Even though Sydney's home, she still feels in the dark as she struggles to understand the hushed secrets of what transpired while she was gone. While much of the damage lies hidden, it will eventually surface and be met head on. They're going to have to let go in order to move forward. But how will Sydney move on if she doesn't have Colin and Anthony? *This book contains sexually explicit scenes, adult language, disturbing scenes that may be considered offensive to some readers. This book contains content that is not suitable for readers under the age of 18.

Stepping Stones


Author: Kacey Vanderkarr
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781511973069
Category:
Page: 332
View: 8814
Onnaleigh Moore is part of a plan-and it isn't hers. When her brother dies in a car accident, Onna is desperate to preserve the tatters of her family. Any hope of finding normalcy vanishes when her mother runs off and her dad turns to booze to numb his pain. Onna's grief is crippling, but the boy who showed up just when she needed him is helping her cope. Everett's presence is comforting, though he knows things-Onna's name just before they met, where she lives, and sometimes he comments on thoughts she doesn't say aloud. She pegs him for a stalker, or maybe psychic, but the truth is deadlier than she imagines. As their feelings for one another deepen, Everett confesses a horrifying secret: Onna's brother is only the beginning of the plan, and some fates are worse than death.

    • Fiction

World and Town


Author: Gish Jen
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307473309
Category: Fiction
Page: 466
View: 4230
Two years after burying her husband and best friend, 68-year-old Hattie Kong moves to a small New England town where she is joined by a Cambodian family and reunited with an ex-lover before tackling challenges in the form of fundamentalist Christians andstruggling family farms.

Coach Long


Author: K. Webster
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781719339124
Category:
Page: 200
View: 5326
Coach Everett Long has a chip on his shoulder. Working every day with the man who stole his fiancée leaves him pissed and on edge. His temper is volatile and his attitude sucks. River Banks is a funky-styled runner with a bizarre past. Starting over at a new school was supposed to be easy...but she should have known better. She likes to antagonize and tends to go after what she's not supposed to have. When the arrogant bully meets the strong-willed brat, it sparks an illicit attraction. Together, they heat up the track with longing and desire. Everything about their chemistry is wrong. So why does it feel so right? She's a hurdle in his way and, dear God does he want to jump her. Will she be worth the risk or will he fall flat on his face?

Made Mine

A Protectors / Made Marian Crossover Novel
Author: Sloane Kennedy,Lucy Lennox
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781726024891
Category:
Page: 288
View: 2229
What happens when a group of tough vigilantes meets up with a big-hearted family with boundary issues? Reese: It's supposed to be an easy job. You know, the kind you get after you've been gone a while and the boss is unsure of how capable you still are? But then there's a mugging, an abduction, two thugs, and a blackmail scheme. And smack-dab in the middle of it is a beautiful lost soul who needs me. The scared, young gamer-geek pushes all my protective buttons and awakens something inside me that's ready to dive right in and inhale the man. But how could I have anything to offer someone like Ben? I'm a mess. Injured, scarred, practically closeted, the recognizable son of a famous man... There's no way I can ask him to give me a shot at forever. Right? Ben: It seems like I've been looking out for myself my entire life. Heck, I was even given away the day I was born. And, yeah, maybe if my adoptive parents had survived, I would have had a nice life. But they didn't. And I don't. Instead, I'm forced to put up with a hateful, scheming foster parent for the sake of sticking around to care for my little sister. Only, when a blackmail plan lands little Georgie in the hands of thugs, it's clear I'm her only hope. At least... until I meet the big, strong bodyguard someone sends to watch over me. Reese is everything I've ever daydreamed about: protective, attentive, affectionate, and dedicated. But he's hiding something, and I don't have the time or energy to figure out what. Because time is running out, and Georgie is the only family I have left. Until the biological brother who never wanted me shows up and turns everything on its head. After having finally accepted it's just Georgie and me, suddenly falling for my protector and being surrounded by Griff and the Marian clan makes me question everything I've ever known about myself and what defines a family. Can a guy with a broken past ever build a family with someone who seems too good to be true?

To Get to You


Author: Joanne Bischof
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781514637500
Category:
Page: 290
View: 4684
To get to the girl he loves, Riley Kane must head off on a road trip with the father he never knew. Then pray for a miracle. Most teens would love to have a pro surfer for a dad. Just not Riley. Abandoned as a kid, he hates the sound of the ocean and the man who gave himself to it. When the eighteen-year-old learns that his best friend is stranded at a New Mexico hospital as her father fights for his life, Riley hits the highway to head east. But when his Jeep breaks down before he even leaves California, he must rely on the one man he despises to get to the girl who needs him the most. And when it comes to the surfer with the Volkswagen van and dog-eared map, a thousand miles may-or may not-be enough to heal the past. A story of new beginnings and second chances.