Born in the worst suburb in Pittsburgh, Elaine Brogan is bright, beautiful and bold. When her father is falsely arrested for passing counterfeit $100 bills, Elaine vows to become a Secret Service agent and track down the man responsible. After barely surviving the arduous Secret Service Training Academy in Laurel, Maryland, she is transferred to bleak and blustery Great Falls, Montana. But things do not go as planned, and Elaine soon finds herself betrayed and thrown into an adventure that takes her halfway around the world, from dark and mysterious Sofia, Bulgaria, to Moscow Russia, and finally, to Milan, Italy. In the end, will Elaine find the love and happiness she truly seeks…or will she turn to a life of obscene wealth, power and corruption? Fans of Sidney Sheldon and Janet Ivanovich will enjoy this book.
"In 'Bringing the Body to the Stage and Screen, ' Annette Lust provides stage and screen artists with a program of physical and related expressive exercises that can empower their art with more creativity. In this book, Lust provides a general introduction to movement, including definitions and differences between movement on the stage and screen, how to conduct a class or learn on one's own, and choosing a movement style. Throughout the book and in the appendixes, Lust incorporates learning programs that cover the use of basic physical and expressive exercises for the entire body. In addition, she provides original solo and group pantomimes; improvisational exercises; examples of plays, fiction, poetry, and songs that may be interpreted with movement; a list of training centers in America and Europe; and an extensive bibliography and videography."--Publisher description.
Hell is invading the Earth. To compensate, the Heavens are descending. The End of the World is now if Cameron Mortice and his associates cannot rectify the problems. One team must take a trip direct into the bowels of Hell to restore order there, while a second team stays topside But there is dissension in the ranks and not all the protagonists are quite who they make themselves out to be. Some of them aren't even who they think they are. Old debts, conspiracies and revenge. Armageddon's bad enough without making it personal.
Global counterfeiting mastermind Giorgio Cattoretti takes Elaine under his wing, tempting her with heady amounts of money to apply her expert knowledge to improve his near-perfect U.S. bills. But Elaine still loves Nick. When Nick enters the picture, it maybe too late. With nowhere to turn, will Elaine give in to a life of crime, or will she find the love she has always wanted?
Sex and Tourism
Author: Thomas G. Bauer, Bob McKercher
Explore the complex relationship between tourism and intimacy in this new book with a worldwide perspective! With a unique combination of academic and personal accounts, Sex and Tourism: Journeys of Romance, Love, and Lust takes you behind the scenes with motel owners, adventure travel guides, backpackers, and others working on all sides of the international tourism industry. The editors have created a model that views the situation from three different perspectives: tourist, tourism provider, and nature of the encounter. Unlike other related volumes, this book is not just about the sex trade, but also about the role of tourism in love, marriage, and relationships. The global focus of Sex and Tourism will introduce you to: off-season romance on the island of Crete sex tourism in Cambodia a South Korean museum dedicated to women forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military the sexual aspects of adventure travel in Canada cross-cultural marriage in Thailand gentleman's clubs in New Orleans Australian river guides and their potential liaisons with clients People who travel to escape their day-to-day lives often become involved in situations they would never find themselves in at home. Good or bad, many of these situations are examined in Sex and Tourism. You'll learn about the illegal trafficking of girls in Nepal, worldwide programs for combating child sex rings, and the lethal combination of AIDS and tourism, but you'll also find accounts of love and romance far from home. You will see how the tourism industry can act as a facilitator of human intimacy and what happens when different cultural realities collide. Anyone involved in recreation, leisure, anthropology, social science, or tourism will be interested in this book. Sex and Tourism is an enlightening guide to the complex world found at the crossroads of sightseeing and sex.
While Kierkegaard is primarily known as a philosopher or religious thinker, his writings have also been used extensively by literary writers, critics and artists. This use can be traced in the work of major cultural figures not just in Denmark and Scandinavia but also in the wider world. They have been attracted to his creative mixing of genres, his complex use of pseudonyms, his rhetoric and literary style, and his rich images, parables and allegories. The present volume documents this influence in the different language groups and traditions. Tome III investigates the works of Swedish and Norwegian writers and artists inspired by Kierkegaard. In Sweden the novelist Victoria Benedictsson made use of Kierkegaard during the period of the so-called Modern Breakthrough, as did the playwright August Strindberg. Later Swedish writers have continued to draw on his thought, such as Selma Lagerlof, Lars Ahlin, Lars Gyllensten, and Carl-Henning Wijkmark. The Norwegian reception of Kierkegaard also began remarkably early and was shaped by the leading names in Norwegian cultural life. Despite his coy responses to questions about his relation to Kierkegaard, Henrik Ibsen clearly seems to have been inspired by the Dane in works such as Brand. Norwegian writer and poet Bjornstjerne Bjornson, who was influenced by the Modern Breakthrough movement, was also deeply inspired by Kierkegaard. Finally, the celebrated Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863-1944) closely studied key Kierkegaardian concepts such as anxiety, and his influence is notable in his iconic paintings such as The Scream.
This book analyzes - in terms of branching - the pervasive reorganization of Latin syntactic and morphological structures: in the development from Latin to French, a shift can be observed from the archaic, left-branching structures (which Latin inherited from Proto-Indo-European) to modern right-branching equivalents. Brigitte L.M. Bauer presents a detailed analysis of this development based on the theoretical discussion and definition of "branching" and "head". Subsequently she relates the diachronic shift to psycholinguistic evidence, arguing that the difficulty of left-branching complex structures as reflected in their painstaking and delayed acquisition accounts for the extensive typological shift from left to right branching that took place in Latin/French and the other Indo-European languages. The author uses data from child language acquisition studies to support her thought-provoking claim.
For Lust of Knowing
Author: Robert Irwin
Publisher: Penguin UK
Robert Irwin’s history of Orientalism leads from Ancient Greece to the present. He shows that, whether making philological comparisons between Arabic and Hebrew, cataloguing the coins of Fatimid Egypt or establishing the basic chronology of Harun al-Rashid’s military campaigns against Byzantium, scholars have been unified not by politics or ideology but by their shared obsession. For Lust of Knowing is an extraordinary, passionate book, both a sustained argument and a brilliant work of original scholarship.
Author: Nancy Pearl
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Presents 170 themed reading lists designed for any type of reading, from "chick lit" to books on bicycling, covering a wide variety of tastes and topics.
Lust in Translation
Author: Pamela Druckerman
Compared to the citizens of just about every other nation, Americans are the least adept at having affairs, have the most trouble enjoying them, and suffer the most in their aftermath and Pamela Druckerman has the facts to prove it. The journalist's surprising findings include: Russian spouses don't count beach resort flings as infidelity South Africans consider drunkenness an adequate excuse for extramarital sex Japanese businessmen believe, "If you pay, it's not cheating." Voyeuristic and packed with eyebrow-raising statistics and interviews, Lust in Translation is her funny and fact-filled world tour of infidelity that will give new meaning to the phrase "practicing monogamy."
Author: Penny Wylder
He was the hot popular guy. I was the nerdy girl with a fantasy crush.All of my childhood, I was invisible to Adam Carlisle. That was fine, because I was too shy, and too smart, to think I had a chance with the most popular guy in school.Until someone crowned him prom king...And me queen.But it was only a cruel joke that ruined my self-esteem and broke my heart.Ten years later and my friend begs me to attend our school reunion with her. I'm older, wiser, but still a nerd. This event is setting off my anxiety.I want it to be over.Then... I see him.My prom king.Adam is hotter than ever. But what really gets my attention?He's staring right at me.I'm not invisible anymore.What happens when my fantasy crush becomes reality?
The Darker Side of Lust - 5th Anniversary Edition addresses the positive & negative aspects of love, long-term relationships, lust and denial through character-driven short stories and vignettes featuring heterosexual, bisexual and transgender characters. Themes covered in the collection include masturbation, first-time encounters, sexless marriages, infidelity, open marriages, anal sex & pegging, sex work and religion. ================================ The world is not full of happily-ever-afters or one-on-one relationships-three or more can most certainly be a (happy) crowd and a complete stranger can be the ultimate lover. Through twenty erotic stories and vignettes, the 5th Anniversary Edition of The Darker Side of Lust takes you back into the head, hearts and "sexy parts" of its characters. The Darker Side of Lust will satisfy straight, gay or bisexual fans of erotic fiction with stories that are seductive, suspenseful or risquE but never stray from reality. These erotic tales draw the reader in with their vivid descriptions, humor and candor-your carnal memories will be triggered and your senses aroused with what you never dreamed of as erotic.
Six Degrees of Lust
Author: Taylor V. Donovan
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
FBI team leader Sam Shaugnessy and ex-firefighter Machlan O'Bannon are polar opposites, but they can't keep away from each other.
Life After Lust
Author: Forest Benedict
Recovery handbook for male & female sex & pornography addicts.
The Middle East
Author: Ellen Lust
Publisher: CQ Press
In the Fourteenth Edition of The Middle East, Ellen Lust brings important new coverage to this comprehensive, balanced, and superbly researched text. In clear prose, Lust and her outstanding contributors explain the many complex changes taking place across the region. New to this edition is a country profile chapter on Sudan by Fareed Hassan. All country chapters now address domestic and regional conflict more explicitly, and all tables, figures, boxes, and maps have been fully updated with the most recent data and information.