Turn left at small town secrets...Sophie Dempsey is content living a quiet life filming wedding videos until an assignment brings her to Temptation, Ohio. From the moment she drive into town, she gets a bad feeling; Sophie is from the wrong side of the tracks and everything in Temptation is a little too right. And when she has a run-in with the town's unnervingly sexy mayor, Phineas Tucker, making a little movie turns out to be more than a little dangerous.Yield to oncoming desire...All Sophie wants to do is film the video and head home. All Phin wants to do is play pool with the police chief and keep things peaceful. They both get more than they bargained for when Sophie's video causes an uproar and the proper citizens of Temptation set out to shut them down.Welcome to temptation...As event spiral out of control, Sophie and Phin find themselves caught in a web of gossip, blackmail, adultery, murder, and really excellent sex. All hell breaks loose in Temptation as Sophie and Phin fall deeper and deeper in trouble...and in love.
'The jewels shine bright, the glamour is completely envy-inducing, the labels are lustworthy and the sex scenes are guaranteed to make you blush.A brilliantly told old-school bonk-saga - hard to find nowadays.' 5 stars, Heat (No 1 in Heat's Top 5 books section) 'This thrilling tale of money, deceit and love is indulgently escapist.' 5 stars, Closer 'Outrageous Fortune is one of these books that takes you into the world of the characters and leaves you there until you reluctantly drag yourself away again, I loved every page! Fab!' 5/5, Chloe's Chicklit Reviews
Adult film, legend, Artist and sex worker advocate Annie Sprinkle has had an amazing and wild life. This book details her career and life in comic book form. This is one of the best biography comics that Carnal ever did. 32 pages
When übergeek and start-up founder Ed meets pretty blonde Amanda at the venture capital firm where he is seeking first round funding, he little suspects that she plans to introduce him to her own brand of BDSM sex. Ed has no experience of being a submissive, but Amanda is happy to show him the ropes – and the gags, the nipple clamps, the spanking paddle and the strap-on. With a little help from some off-prescription pharmaceuticals Amanda soon has Ed just where she wants him; tied down with his rear in the air, ready for the taking. But Amanda has some demons of her own to exorcise, and her delight in subjugating Ed is mixed with doubts and uncertainties. Does she really want to be a dominatrix at all, or would she rather bottom for her old public school friend and right-wing extremist Shona, and her leatherdyke motorcycle gang? As Amanda introduces Ed to pegging, enforced chastity and transatlantic teasing and denial, he is drawn into a complex geometry of sexual jealousy, abduction and dodgy independent film-making, where nothing is quite what it seems.
This Side of Paradise, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences biographical, historical, and literary to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. If the Roaring Twenties” are remembered as the era of flaming youth,” it was F. Scott Fitzgerald who lit the fire. His semi-autobiographical first novel, This Side of Paradise, became an instant best-seller and established an image of seemingly carefree, party-mad young men and women out to create a new morality for a new, post-war America. It traces the early life of Amory Blaine from the end of prep school through Princeton to the start of an uncertain career in New York City.Alternately self-confident and self-effacing, torn between ambition and idleness, the self-absorbed, immature Amory yearns to run with Princeton’s rich, fast crowd and become one of the gods” of the campus. Hopelessly romantic, he learns about love and sex from a series of beautiful young flappers,” women who leave him both exhilarated and devastated. Fitzgerald describes it all in intensely lyrical prose that fills the novel with a heartbreaking sense of longing, as Amory comes to understand that the sweet-scented springtime of his life is fragile and fleeting, disappearing into memory even as he reaches for it. Sharon G. Carson is Professor Emerita in the English Department at Kent State University, where she has taught for thirty-five years. She is the author of numerous articles and essays on modern and contemporary fiction.
Join the geeks of WENG'S CHOP as they dig deep thru the outer reaches of oddball and obscure to bring you the wildest and weirdest in global cinema! This issue includes an interview with filmmaker James Bickert (Dear God No!), articles featuring topics such as Indian Horror Cinema ("Roll Dem Bones; Indian Horror"), legendary Shaw director Chang Cheh ("Chang Cheh & Brotherhood"), Pink film pioneer Hisayasu Sato ("The Pink Beyond"), Bo Arne Vibenius’s film BREAKING POINT, The Emanuelle Films and much more! Reviews include: Anno 2053 - La Grande Fuga, Black Demons, Body Puzzle, Bohachi Bushido: Code of the Forgotten Eight, The Burning Moon, Cave of the Sharks, The Exterminator, Father's Day, Future Hunters, Her Private Hell, House by the Cemetary Revisited, The Christian Version, I Drink Your Blood, I Eat Your Skin, Il Monstro Del Mar, Libido Mania, Massacre, Miami Golem, Murder Obsession, The Necro Files, Nu-Meri: Book of the New Spawn, On the Prowl, Pets, Primal Rage, True Story Of A Woman In Jail: Sex Hell, Welcome to Spring Break, Zombie 4: After Death, Zombie 6: Monster Hunter.
Shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize Jeet Thayil’s luminous debut novel completely subverts and challenges the literary traditions for which the Indian novel is celebrated. This is a book about drugs, sex, death, perversion, addiction, love, and god, and has more in common in its subject matter with the work of William S. Burroughs or Baudelaire than with the subcontinent’s familiar literary lights. Above all, it is a fantastical portrait of a beautiful and damned generation in a nation about to sell its soul. Written in Thayil’s poetic and affecting prose, Narcopolis charts the evolution of a great and broken metropolis. Narcopolis opens in Bombay in the late 1970s, as its narrator first arrives from New York to find himself entranced with the city’s underworld, in particular an opium den and attached brothel. A cast of unforgettably degenerate and magnetic characters works and patronizes the venue, including Dimple, the eunuch who makes pipes in the den; Rumi, the salaryman and husband whose addiction is violence; Newton Xavier, the celebrated painter who both rejects and craves adulation; Mr. Lee, the Chinese refugee and businessman; and a cast of poets, prostitutes, pimps, and gangsters. Decades pass to reveal a changing Bombay, where opium has given way to heroin from Pakistan and the city’s underbelly has become ever rawer. Those in their circle still use sex for their primary release and recreation, but the violence of the city on the nod and its purveyors have moved from the fringes to the center of their lives. Yet Dimple, despite the bleakness of her surroundings, continues to search for beauty—at the movies, in pulp magazines, at church, and in a new burka-wearing identity. After a long absence, the narrator returns in 2004 to find a very different Bombay. Those he knew are almost all gone, but the passion he feels for them and for the city is revealed.
Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences biographical, historical, and literary to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. I think I could be a good woman, if I had five thousand a year,” observes beautiful and clever Becky Sharp, one of the wickedest and most appealing women in all of literature. Becky is just one of the many fascinating figures that populate William Makepeace Thackeray’s novel Vanity Fair, a wonderfully satirical panorama of upper-middle-class life and manners in London at the beginning of the nineteenth century.Scorned for her lack of money and breeding, Becky must use all her wit, charm and considerable sex appeal to escape her drab destiny as a governess. From London’s ballrooms to the battlefields of Waterloo, the bewitching Becky works her wiles on a gallery of memorable characters, including her lecherous employer, Sir Pitt, his rich sister, Miss Crawley, and Pitt’s dashing son, Rawdon, the first of Becky’s misguided sexual entanglements.Filled with hilarious dialogue and superb characterizations, Vanity Fair is a richly entertaining comedy that asks the reader, Which of us is happy in this world? Which of us has his desire? or, having it, is satisfied?”Features more than 100 illustrations drawn by Thackeray himself for the initial publication. Nicholas Dames is Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, and is the author of Amnesiac Selves: Nostalgia, Forgetting, and British Fiction, 1810 1870, and other commentary on nineteenth-century British and French fiction.
The authors of the national bestsellers Mine Are Spectacular! and The Botox Diaries apply their trademark wit and wisdom to another delicious read. Join Hallie Lawrence Pierpont as she’s whisked away on a journey into her past love life that leads to her future.Hallie’s husband, Bill, doesn’t even wait until they get home from dropping off their youngest daughter at Yale to announce that he’s leaving–for fitness trainer Ashlee (two e’s, perky breasts, and shiny hair to boot). After first succumbing to an Oreo-induced coma, Hallie is determined to get her life back. An unexpected call from an old college boyfriend sets a plan in motion. Whatever happened to all those men she didn’t marry? First up is Eric, now an international businessman and number 277 on Forbes’s “Richest People in the World” list. He and Hallie used to put a nickel in the piggy bank every time they made love. Now Eric would like to renew the investment. Next she finds Rav Jon Yoma Maharishi–formerly known as Barry. Her onetime backpacking boyfriend has become the spiritual leader at the Heavenly Spirit Retreat Center, and their reunion would be a little smoother if he weren’t in the midst of a three-day silent meditation. Kevin, the sexiest man she ever met, is now a scuba-diving photographer working on Angelina Jolie’s latest movie. When he seduces her into joining him at his beachfront paradise on Virgin Gorda, Hallie can overlook his gaggle of bikini-clad friends, but can a woman survive on a steady diet of sex, sharks, and air tanks?Back at home with her best friend, Bellini Baxter, Hallie visits an all-night spray-tanning salon and Soho’s legendary Cellulite Exorcist, whose secret weapon looks suspiciously like an Oreck vacuum cleaner. Hallie’s college-age children are protective of their mom but embarrassed to have her back in teenage territory–the world of dating and condoms. Finally, Hallie confronts the great love she swore she’d never see again and resolves an old family secret. Janice Kaplan and Lynn Schnurnberger tell a heartfelt and hilarious story about moving forward by looking back. By turns poignant and laugh-aloud funny, this is a must read for every woman who’s ever wondered about the men she didn’t marry.From the Hardcover edition.
Third Book in a Series You Know About Lucifer,Tired of Playing the Bad Guy for Thousands of Years Now Wanting to Come Home,Settle Down, Get Married,Raise a Family and Even Go to Church? Who Does Lucifer Marry? The Fictional Grand Daughter of the famous Marilyn Monroe of Course.The Second Book Tells More about Auriel Mother Earth and The Broken Wing Ministry,First Church The Honey Moon is Over so Lucifer Goes into the Most Richest Eligible Bachelor and Moves to the Hottest State,Texas and Sets up the Perfect Church The Largest Church in Texas of Course. now the Third Book Everyone Goes to Dallas to Create a New Second Church,Greeted By some Wild Sex Starved Ladies and Our UnExpected Visitor,Lilith,Daughter of Lucifer Shows up and All Hell Breaks Loose. She Gives Her Blessings to the New Biggest Church in Dallas.Now Read the Books Everyone is Talking about Before The Movies Come out. Hello Movie Producers/Directors Make Me a Offer.
A young woman plunges from a Las Vegas sightseeing helicopter, landing in the Pirate’s lagoon in front of the Treasure Island Hotel in the middle of the 8:30 Pirate Show. Almost everyone writes her off as another Vegas victim. But Lucky O’Toole smells a rat. She’s head of Customer Relations at The Babylon, the newest, most opulent mega-casino and resort on the Strip, so she’s got a lot on her plate: the Adult Film industry’s annual awards banquet, a spouse-swapping convention, sex toy purveyors preying on the pocket-protector crowd attending ElectroniCon…. Still, Lucky can’t resist turning over a few stones. When a former flame is one of the snakes she uncovers, Lucky’s certain she’s no longer dealing with an anonymous Sin City suicide. To top it all off, Lucky’s best friend Teddie—Las Vegas’ finest female impersonator—presses to take their relationship to the next level. Leave it to Lucky to attract a man who looks better in a dress than she does.Lucky must manage the Babylon’s onslaught of outrageous festivities, solve a murder, and struggle to keep her life and libido from spinning out of control… not to mention keep her balance in six inch heels.
This critically acclaimed, explosive thriller is a book only prosecutor Linda Fairstein could write. Patricia Cornwall knows the morgue; John Grisham knows the courtroom; but no one knows the inner workings of the D.A.'s office like Linda Fairstein, renowned for two decades as head of Manhattan Sex Crimes Unit. Now that world comes vividly to life in a brilliant debut novel of shocking realism, powerful insight, and searing suspense. Alexandra Cooper, Manhattan's top sex crimes prosecutor, awakens one morning to shoking news: a tabloid headline announcing her own brutal murder. But the actual victim was Isabella Lascar, the Hollywood film star who sought refuge at Alex's Martha's Vineyard retreat. Was Isabella targeted by a stalker or -- mistaken for Alex -- was she in the wrong place at the wrong time? In an investigation that twists from the back alleys of lower Manhattan to the chic salons of the Upper East Side. Alex knows she'sin final jeopardy...and time is running out. She has to get into the killer's head before the killer gets to her.
*Includes pictures “Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.” – Margaret Thatcher A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history’s most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors’ British Legends series, readers can get caught up to speed on the lives of Great Britain’s most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. Sir Winston Churchill is often cited as Britain’s greatest prime minister for leading the United Kingdom against Hitler’s Nazi war machine during World War II, and indeed he was the idol of the one person who many think might have surpassed him: Margaret Thatcher. Thatcher not only became Britain’s first female prime minister, she also became its longest serving prime minister. The political precedents Thatcher set as a woman would be enough of a legacy in its own right, but Thatcher effectively wielded her power in a way that made a lasting contribution both to geopolitics and the perception of female politicians in general. Thatcher is widely credited, along with Ronald Reagan, as one of the principal Cold Warriors who brought about the demise of the Soviet Union, whose leaders gave her the famous nickname “Iron Lady”. And of course, Thatcher was recently in the spotlight again with the release of the critically acclaimed movie The Iron Lady, starring Meryl Streep. With the success of that movie, Thatcher has undergone a cultural revival and re-iconization in many quarters for her political stances and political achievements. At the same time, however, the role she played as a woman is now often overlooked out of the expedience of political correctness, and it is considered uncivil to analyze Thatcher’s political rise through the prism of sex. In fact, at times the former Prime Minister claimed to understand an issue better due to her sex and sometimes used her sex more subliminally British Legends: The Life and Legacy of Margaret Thatcher details the Iron Lady’s life and career, but it also humanizes her and explores the role gender played in her rise to power and ultimately her legacy. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events in her life, you will learn about Margaret Thatcher like you never have before, in no time at all.
From the author also known as Beth Kery famed for the steamy serial novel Because You Are Mine...All it takes is one moment for your life to change one night of desire to make you feel alive Irish film director Rill Pierce fled to the tiny backwoods town of Vulture’s Canyon, seeking sanctuary and solitude after a devastating tragedy. Once, his raw sex appeal and sultry Irish accent made women across the globe swoon. Now, he’s barely recognizable. But Katie Hughes, his best friend’s sister, is not the type of woman to give up on a man like Rill. She blazes into Vulture’s Canyon, determined to save him from himself. Instead, she finds herself unleashing years of pent-up passion. In a storm of hunger and need, Katie and Rill forget themselves and the world. But will Rill’s insatiable attraction to Katie heal his pain or will it just feed the darkness within him?
Jackie Collins has done it again! Her latest page-turner is an erotic, psychological thriller for the nineties -- a high-suspense story of love, sex, fame, violence, and obsession.An incomparable beauty, Lara Ivory is a dazzling movie star with the whole world at her feet. But at thirty-two, she has yet to find a man who is capable of coexisting with such a tempting object of desire -- a woman who becomes the center of attention wherever she goes.Lara's ex-husband, Richard Barry, is a successful veteran film director now married to Nikki, a feisty costume designer. Nikki is strong and stubborn, and likes to keep Richard under her thumb. But Richard is not the kind of man who takes orders -- even from a beautiful woman. On the surface, the three are great friends. But beneath their glittering facade lies jealousy, resentment, and a bitter struggle for control. Then along comes Joey Lorenzo, a handsome actor with a mysterious past...and the trouble really begins.Glowing with all the fun and glamour Jackie Collins is famous for, this sexy, highly charged novel has got it all. Its seductive cast of characters includes Summer, a fifteen-year-old wild child, an obsessed female stalker, a crazed director, a drugged-out movie star. One by one, the men and women of Thrill! reveal all of their darkest secrets -- but not until the novel edges toward an explosive finale that will have Jackie's fans cheering for more.
Hollywood certainly isn't your typical police precinct, but in Hollywood Moon, follow-up to Hollywood Station and Hollywood Crows, the cops of that surreal place seem called upon to deal with an even greater share of weirdness than normal. Drag queens in delicto flagrante behind dumpsters, dead hobos pushed around in wheelchairs, men in massage parlours receiving unspeakable injuries from Barbie dolls. That's not to say that the cops themselves don't have their own peculiarities: Hollywood Nate still dreams of movie stardom, but worries as he gets older that he's too good-looking to be a character actor. Then there's Aaron Sloane, forever lusting after his beautiful partner Sheila Montez, and Dana Vaughn, a tough no-nonsense cop who can't stand the fact that former chauvinist pig turned 'guardian angel' Lee Murillo won't stop following her around after she saved his life. But there's a darker side to all that weirdness - and when the enigmatic crook Dewey Gleason, known variously to his associates as 'Jacob Kessler' and 'Bernie Graham', hatches an audacious kidnap plan, without knowing that one of the hired help lives a double life as a serial sex attacker, things start to get very dangerous indeed.
Join the geeks of WENG'S CHOP as they dig deep thru the outer reaches of oddball and obscure to bring you the wildest and weirdest in global cinema! This issue includes an interview with filmmaker Darren Ward (DAY OF VIOLENCE), cover model & actress Leena Kurishingal (DEATH ANGEL DECEMBER) & illustrator David "DB3" Barnes. Articles include a look back at the Jackie Chan/Owen Wilson westerns by Dan Taylor (Exploitation Retrospect), the work of Kuei Chih Hung by Tim Merrill (Asian Cult Cinema), the cinematic partnership of Kinski & Garko, the history of violent westerns by Steven Ronquillo (R-Massive), Mexican horror westerns by Tim Paxton, the western work of Tony Anthony by John Grace (Damaged Viewing Podcast), an Indian western primer by Tim Paxton, the history of Thailand's Kaiju tradition by Jolyon Yates (Ninjago:The Comic), Cinema Under The Gun by Danae Dunning, MORE amazing Indian horror by Tim Paxton and a review section for genre film books and magazines including Lunchmeat and Tape Mold as well as comic talk with Stephen Bissette! Reviews include: Yûreisen: Zempen, Yûreisen: Kôhen, Hell Island, Raw Meat, Chasing the Kidney Stone, La Leyenda de La Llorona, The Devil's Sisters, Karate-Robo Zaborgar, Mirageman, Keoma, Bloodmatch, The Good, The Bad, The Weird, The Wild Geese, Ashanti, The Rapists of Virgin Girls, The Reincarnation of Sex, Silent Night, Rustler's Rhapsody, My Wife's Murder, Darna Mana Hai, Gehrayee, Shaapit, Kaun?, In the Realm of the Senses, Sada, Ashura, Blacula, Excision, Django, Dead Man, Curse of the Undead, Helldriver.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag mixes mystery and romance in this moving classic novel of a missing woman and the search that brings together the unlikeliest of lovers.…She was a blond goddess, a box office megastar. Every woman wanted to be her; every man wanted to bed her. But over a year ago Devon Stafford vanished without a trace. As a biographer, Jake Gannon had taught himself to follow the clues of a person’s life story like a detective. As an ex-Marine, he was accustomed to being firmly in control. But when his car died in a little town called Mare’s Nest on the Carolina coast, he had to admit he’d come to a dead end. There he met a .38-toting tow-truck driver named Dixie La Fontaine. She was no celebrity, but Dixie had an irresistible sex appeal all her own. What did this down-to-earth woman know about a missing movie star? Surprisingly, quite a lot. And Jake was going to uncover it all…if Dixie didn’t end up shooting him first.
Bring on the Phantoms is a mind-blowing, information-packed conspiracy/thriller/LGBT novel that revolves around the predicament of the blackmailed NJ Governor, a glamorous and witty transsexual cabaret star, and an unrelenting investigative reporter who explode the secrets and mysteries behind 9/11 and sexual politics. NJ's Governor, Kevin McCreedy, is caught up in snowballing corruption scandals and impending 9/11 litigations, since both NY and NJ are joint owners of the World Trade Center property whose politics have become a landmine. At the center of the novel, like the eye of a tornado, is Marguerita LaLouche, a foxy, gorgeous transsexual performer and the Governor's personal friend. LaLouche has known her journalist friend Paul Russo since high school when she was a he, and together they move through an explosive clandestine backstage political labyrinth. Never underestimate the power of sex for brokering salvation! Paul Russo is working on a novel, and when he comes back East he lands a job in the Governor's office and begins uncovering highly confidential information about the internal and foreign intrigues behind 9/11. The Governor's situation is further compromised because, against overwhelming public opposition, he has hired an Israeli National Security Advisor, and although married, his same-sex relationship with Josh Loeb will lead to blackmail. Sexspionage will force his resignation. However the Governor's crisis turns out to be a lightning rod for LaLouche, who comes to his aid unexpectedly, which leads to a magical connection. Though she's secretly having an affair with his Police chief, which helps her get insider information, and despite being exposed on Page Six, she triumphs when she lands a movie offer to star as Christine Jorgensen, who in 1953 put sex change on the map in screaming worldwide headlines. Paul Russo connects the dots that cloak the defining event of our era and unmasks the devious smokescreens that conceal the revelatory domestic and international machinations behind 9/11 to reconcile its unresolved and untold mysteries. Don't you think it's time to find out the real inside story?
Winner of the Forewords Book of the Year Awards, featured on Kirkus Best Indie List 2011, IBA and USA Book News Award nominee. It's the age-old tale: Boy meets girl. Boy stalks girl. Girl already has a stalker. Boy becomes her stalker-stalker. We've seen it all before, many times, but this time it's different. If only slightly. When Gomez Porter becomes a test subject in an experimental drug trial, he is asked to keep track of any strange experiences through a blog. What Gomez isn't ready for, is so many of his experiences suddenly seeming strange; the antiques dealer trying to buy his old tax papers, the phone-sex salesman who hounds him day and night, the super sexy research assistant who falls for him but is unable to express herself in terms outside the realm of science. But when one of the trial participants turns up dead and another goes missing, Gomez begins to fear for his life. No longer sure who he can trust and which of his experiences are real and which merely drug induced delusions, he decides to go underground and work out a devious plan. "Extremely witty and clever writing that contains keen insights into human nature." --California Chronicle "Challenges the way we think about, and interact with, the world around us." --Kirkus Discoveries "The antics in this book will leave the reader laughing. Graham Parke is a genius." --Readers Favorite "A quick and unputdownable read that flies in the face of reason, and smashes against the wall of detective novels. It's a Coens Brothers' film formatted in book form." --Book Review "A very funny book; a veritable page turner of nonstop laughs. Buy a copy and find out for yourself!" --Reader Views.