The Marechal Chronicles
Author: Aimélie Aames
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
An erotic, fantasy adventure, this is a romantic tale of magic, emotion, and human motivation that does not turn a blind eye to the frank sexuality of its characters. Within these pages live witches, shapechangers, demons, and immortal beings. Turn the page and let them unveil their dark story in the ambiance of medieval France. This is a collection of the first three volumes-- Volume 1, The Path Melisse dreams of another life, one in which she is no longer the servant to a noble family, one where she can find her own destiny and make her life her own. On the eve of the arrival of the Marechal de Barristide, an eldritch light in the forest calls out to her, giving her the hope of change to come. The Marechal, a man marked with a vicious scar, is a man of the law of the realm, charged with investigating a series of horrible crimes to the south. However, he has his own reasons for visiting House Perene. Reasons that drive him to search mercilessly for the truth, no matter the cost. His search and the fate of Melisse intertwine to form a tapestry of lust, violence, and supernatural implications. All of which resound within a potent and robust story that draws the reader in and does not let go. Volume 2, The Hunter The sun rises upon the blood soaked House Perene. Evil has struck within and without and only the Marechal de Barristide can untangle the threads of fate that wind about him in a web of intrigue and passion. His way is branded into the very ground before him, but the Marechal must turn his course in order to seek aid from a dreaded soul. Beings from a realm other than earth shall seek his alliance while his quarry, the servant woman, Melisse, has disappeared, leaving only ash and dust behind her. But before taking up her trail once more, the Marechal must submit to another's infernal desires and pay far more than he bargained for. Here continues The Marechal Chronicles, an erotic tale of desire and merciless destruction as the players assemble themselves to pirouette in an intricate clockwork of unflinching sexuality and supernatural forces. Volume 3, The Prey The paths of the Marechal de Barristide and Melisse, runaway servant accused of a grisly murder, narrow to convergence in a seamy quarter of Licharre, a city bordering the Ardoise mountains to the south. Lust and desire burn all that lies between them as demons rear their ugly heads, twisting their destinies together while powers beyond those of mankind exact their vile desires. Blood will run before it is over and doom shall fall where it will in this continuing story of supernatural passion and erotic romance. This edition includes the prequel story, The Goblin Between Her Thighs.
After The Marechal Chronicles: Volumes I, II and III this is a collection of the remaining three volumes - The Chase, The Tower of the Alchemist, and The Crucible. A dark fantasy filled with tragedy, emotion, and opposing supernatural forces, this is a tale that never loses sight of its characters' own humanity and their struggle to survive in spite of inhuman powers and events: Melisse and the Marechal have survived a demonic battle only to discover that their paths must carry them apart before fate brings them together again. Alone, the Marechal plunges into darkness among thieves and criminals, his quest become a deadly threat all its own. He risks both honor and identity in a final gambit to end his centuries' long hunt. Melisse learns of yet another murder at House Perene, but the lure of the broken tower of the Alchemist draws her onward. There she discovers the tragic past of the Marechal and is forced into a bitter promise she fears to keep. Separately, then together, both hero and heroine will at long last confront their common destiny - a diabolical horror that will stop at nothing to destroy them both.
Author: Honore de Balzac
Publisher: The Floating Press
The crown jewel in a remarkable literary career, Cousin Bette is regarded by many critics to be Balzac's last great work before his death in 1850. A fine example of European realist fiction, the story recounts the attempt of a disgruntled housewife to bring about the misery and destruction of her entire extended family. Fans of Tolstoy's War and Peace will enjoy Cousin Bette.
When Paris Went Dark
Author: Ronald C. Rosbottom
Publisher: Little, Brown
The spellbinding and revealing chronicle of Nazi-occupied Paris On June 14, 1940, German tanks entered a silent and nearly deserted Paris. Eight days later, France accepted a humiliating defeat and foreign occupation. Subsequently, an eerie sense of normalcy settled over the City of Light. Many Parisians keenly adapted themselves to the situation-even allied themselves with their Nazi overlords. At the same time, amidst this darkening gloom of German ruthlessness, shortages, and curfews, a resistance arose. Parisians of all stripes-Jews, immigrants, adolescents, communists, rightists, cultural icons such as Colette, de Beauvoir, Camus and Sartre, as well as police officers, teachers, students, and store owners-rallied around a little known French military officer, Charles de Gaulle. WHEN PARIS WENT DARK evokes with stunning precision the detail of daily life in a city under occupation, and the brave people who fought against the darkness. Relying on a range of resources---memoirs, diaries, letters, archives, interviews, personal histories, flyers and posters, fiction, photographs, film and historical studies---Rosbottom has forged a groundbreaking book that will forever influence how we understand those dark years in the City of Light.
AN EMPIRE IN DECLINE. Centurion Aurelius Castus - once a soldier in the elite legions of the Danube - believes his glory days are over, as he finds himself in the cold, grey wastes of northern Britain, battling to protect an empire in decline. Here he must face the barbarians beyond Hadrian's Wall, in a mission riven with bloodshed and treachery. Can Castus keep his promise to a woman he has sworn to help? And is anything about this doomed enterprise what it seems? War at the Edge of the World is the epic first instalment in a sequence of novels set at the end of the Roman Empire, during the reign of the Emperor Constantine.
Author: Rebecca Royce
Publisher: Rebecca Royce
Ashlee Morrison has a secret obsession—with a dark and mysterious male. The only problem is that he’s a wolf and she’s becoming convinced that she’s insane. But Ashlee’s wolf is no ordinary canine; he is Tristan Kane, third son in the royal family of the Westervelt Wolf pack. Trapped in his wolf form by his evil father’s men, Tristan has desperately sought a way out of predicament and is shocked to find that the sad but beautiful redhead who has come to the wolf cage can not only hear him, but awakens in him the knowledge that she is his mate, the other half of his soul. Ashlee, unaware that she is half wolf-shifter, agrees to accompany Tristan back to his pack in Maine to seek answers to her past and understand her future. But as Tristan and Ashlee grow closer, familial betrayals will threaten to destroy the fragile love they have started to build. With the odds stacked against them, Ashlee and Tristan will either embrace their love to save the Westervelt Wolves or be lost forever to despair.
Cum for Bigfoot
Author: Virginia Wade
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
The love ... the sex ... and the endearing characters of Virginia Wade's naughty Bigfoot saga set our for more steamy adventures in this paperback anthology featuring books 11-16. "This is a sizzling hot paranormal erotic story." - Bella Swann Erotica. "I've really enjoyed reading these books by Virginia Wade. I bought the first one as a gag... who would've known that Big Foot smut would be so good!!" - Verena "The 'Bigfoot' series delivers a great buzz - characters to care about, an interesting plot with story arcs that extend over a couple of books, and down & dirty ape lovin'!" - MaryJaneZigZag, Wild Rose Country, CANADA "The idea behind Cum For Bigfoot and the rest of Virginia Wade's Monster Sex books are out there, they are obviously meant for fun and they deliver. This, as well as the others, is well-written engaging from beginning to end fun." - Michelle, The United States "What a scream this book was. I'm going to pick up the sequels too. I enjoyed Virginia Wade's paranormal story "The Demon In Alice" so I was expecting something unusual here. I never thought I'd enjoy Bigfoot sex in a million years but this is so well-written and just plain crazy that I couldn't help myself. I loved it." - interloper, UK "What do you get when you cross an Elephant and a Persian Rug? The male protagonist in this book of course! Shaggy, but well equipped, Leonard has the equipment to make the teenage nympho Porsche squeal with delight." - Natalia Darque, author of Forced to Watch: The Breeding of My Wife and Blackmailed and Bred by Her Boss
Author: Jenna Moreci
Eve is an outcast. A chimera.After years of abuse and rejection, 19-year-old Evelyn Kingston is ready for a fresh start in a new city, where no one knows her name. The esteemed Billington University in Southern California seems like the perfect place to reinvent herself-to live the life of an ordinary human.But things at Billington aren't as they seem. In a school filled with prodigies, socialites, and the leaders of tomorrow, Eve finds that the complex social hierarchy makes passing as a human much harder than she had anticipated. Even worse, Billington is harboring a secret of its own: Interlopers have infiltrated the university, and their sinister plans are targeted at chimeras-like Eve. Instantly, Eve's new life takes a drastic turn. In a time filled with chaos, is the world focusing on the wrong enemy? And when the situation at Billington shifts from hostile to dangerous, will Eve remain in the shadows, or rise up and fight?
Are Clothes Modern?
Author: Bernard Rudofsky
Publisher: Chicago Paul Theobald
The Woman Reader
Author: Belinda Jack
Publisher: Yale University Press
Explores what and how women of widely differing cultures have read through the ages, from Cro-Magnon caves to the digital readers of today, drawing distinctions between male and female readers and detailing how female literacy has been suppressed in some parts of the world.
Author: Julio Cortazar
Translated by Gregory Rabassa, winner of the National Book Award for Translation, 1967 Horacio Oliveira is an Argentinian writer who lives in Paris with his mistress, La Maga, surrounded by a loose-knit circle of bohemian friends who call themselves "the Club." A child's death and La Maga's disappearance put an end to his life of empty pleasures and intellectual acrobatics, and prompt Oliveira to return to Buenos Aires, where he works by turns as a salesman, a keeper of a circus cat which can truly count, and an attendant in an insane asylum. Hopscotch is the dazzling, freewheeling account of Oliveira's astonishing adventures.
Discipline & Punish
Author: Michel Foucault
In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul.
Publisher: Chronicle Books
What's cuter than a cupcake? A cake pop, of course! Wildly popular blogger Bakerella (aka Angie Dudley) has turned cake pops into an international sensation! Cute little cakes on a stick from decorated balls to more ambitious shapes such as baby chicks, ice cream cones, and even cupcakes these adorable creations are the perfect alternative to cake at any party or get-together. Martha Stewart loved the cupcake pops so much she had Bakerella appear on her show to demonstrate making them. Now Angie makes it easy and fun to recreate these amazing treats right at home with clear step-by-step instructions and photos of more than 40 featured projects, as well as clever tips for presentation, decorating, dipping, coloring and melting chocolate, and much more.
This book traces the origins of a faith--perhaps the faith of the century. Modern revolutionaries are believers, no less committed and intense than were Christians or Muslims of an earlier era. What is new is the belief that a perfect secular order will emerge from forcible overthrow of traditional authority. This inherently implausible idea energized Europe in the nineteenth century, and became the most pronounced ideological export of the West to the rest of the world in the twentieth century. Billington is interested in revolutionaries--the innovative creators of a new tradition. His historical frame extends from the waning of the French Revolution in the late eighteenth century to the beginnings of the Russian Revolution in the early twentieth century. The theater was Europe of the industrial era; the main stage was the journalistic offices within great cities such as Paris, Berlin, London, and St. Petersburg. Billington claims with considerable evidence that revolutionary ideologies were shaped as much by the occultism and proto-romanticism of Germany as the critical rationalism of the French Enlightenment. The conversion of social theory to political practice was essentially the work of three Russian revolutions: in 1905, March 1917, and November 1917. Events in the outer rim of the European world brought discussions about revolution out of the school rooms and press rooms of Paris and Berlin into the halls of power. Despite his hard realism about the adverse practical consequences of revolutionary dogma, Billington appreciates the identity of its best sponsors, people who preached social justice transcending traditional national, ethnic, and gender boundaries. When this book originally appeared The New Republic hailed it as "remarkable, learned and lively," while The New Yorker noted that Billington "pays great attention to the lives and emotions of individuals and this makes his book absorbing." It is an invaluable work of history and contribution to our understanding of political life.
The Forgotten French
Author: Nicholas Atkin
Publisher: Manchester University Press
"Illustrated throughout, this is essential reading for anyone interested in the British and French experiences of the Second World War."--Jacket.