When Reyna is selected as one of several honored women to be presented before Sheikh Asad in the annual offering to his harem, the spirited beauty flees. The Sheikh sends Salim, his oldest son and the commander of his army to bring Reyna back. But when Salim lays eyes on Reyna he knows he cannot obey his father's orders because he knows her spirit would be crushed if he took her back to his father. Reyna finds herself captured by Salim as his prisoner, his concubine.
She fights him at every turn, battling the simmering passion between them and the heat he ignites within her body with just one look, a single caress.
Whether in wartime or peace, tales of love, laughter and hardship from the girls in the Rowntrees factory in Yorkshire "On a warm Monday morning in 1932, just two days after leaving school, fourteen-year-old Madge was about to join her nine brothers and sisters at Rowntree's. The smell of chocolate was in the air but as she walked up the road, her footsteps slowed at the daunting thought of what lay aheadâ?¦" From the 1930s through to the 1980s, as Britain endured war, depression, hardship and strikes, the women at the Rowntree's factory in York kept the chocolates coming. This is the true story of The Sweethearts, the women who roasted the cocoa beans, piped the icing and packed the boxes that became gifts for lovers, snacks for workers and treats for children across the country.
More often than not, their working days provided welcome relief from bad husbands and bad housing, a community where they could find new confidence, friendship and when the supervisor wasn't looking, the occasional chocolate.
مجدداً يبحر الروائي اليمني وجدي الأهدل في ثاني رواية له تلت "قوارب جبلية" التي أثارت ضجة كبيرة إثر مصادرة السلطات اليمنية لها ومنع تداولها منتصف 2002م. وكما لا تفارق السخرية من الواقع السياسي والاجتماعي أعماله منذ "زهرة العابر" –قصص1997م-، يتجسد العمل الروائي الجديد لوجدي الأهدل كأحد أهم أعماله الساخرة من محظورات الواقع في عالم متخيل روائياً، بأسلوب سردي يمكن بجلاء أن نقرأ من خلاله وجدي الأهدل بتميز أسلوبه وبصمته الحكائية الخاصة. لم تخلو "فيلسوف الكرنتينة" من فنتازية ساحرة، وموخزة أيضاً كما في باقي أعمال الأهدل. تعتقد أن الشخوص، الأمكنة، الزمان في "فيلسوف الكرنتينة" وكأنها عوالم أسطورية مصطنعة كما في قصص الخيال العلمي، ولكنك ما تلبث اكتشاف إمكانية تطابقها مع العوالم الواقعية المعاشة يومياً، تأخذك الرواية في عالمها الغرائبي الخاص وما تلبث أن تغمسك في إمكانيتها كواقع مشابه لكن ليس بغريب على أي منا، وكأنهما واحد، الرواية الغرائبية والواقع المؤلم. ويبدو أن الأهدل قد اختار أن يوسع محيط حكاياته مكانياً ليتجاوز النطاق الجغرافي لليمن التي دارت فيهما أحداث روايتيه "قوارب جبلية" و"حمار بين الأغاني"، وكما انزاحت جغرافياً، فالرواية تنزاح سردياً باتجاه الإثارة والدهشة والأحداث تصاعدياً.
She never thought she’d see him again…this is a second chance sports romance and first book in the Wild Men Series. Sky Colton Wild isn’t just the famous football player everyone sees on their television screen.
I met Colton one summer vacation when we lined up on opposite sides of a flag football field. He was the cocky kid with clear blue eyes and a constant smirk. When he picked me up over his shoulder and ran with me the length of the field, I wanted to hate him.
But somehow we were the last two left around the campfire that night. We talked for hours under the stars. And when he kissed me, I didn’t want him to stop.
The next morning, I left. I thought I’d never see him again. And for ten years, I didn’t. Colton Sky Rosewood was the one that got away, the fiery redhead with a temper to match. It felt like way more than a teenage crush, but what did I know back then? Plus she gave me a fake phone number, not to mention a false last name. I tried everything to find her, but it was like she’d disappeared into the ethers. Ten years later, I’m out for my morning beach run and I crash into…Sky Rosewood, just before she gets knocked out by an errant wave. I try to be a gentleman and give her mouth to mouth, but she comes to and tells me off, her temper still intact. And so is my crush. Except now Sky’s a woman. A beautiful woman who agrees to give me the right number this time.
I’ve got my second chance with the woman I never forgot, and there’s no way I’m letting her get away again.
Turns out I shouldn’t have been so cocky…
When Sloe was tiny, her Papa disappeared and she and her mama went to live in a prison camp in the snowy north, in a time and place when there are no more wild animals. Mama’s crime: teaching science, and her dedication to the hope that the lost animal species can be reborn. To Sloe, Mama’s secret work is magic, as enchanting as Mama’s tales of a bright city across the ice where they will be free. Years later, Sloe is sent to a prison school, and Mama disappears. At 13, Sloe escapes, pursued by a mysterious man. With only hope to keep her going, Sloe sets out on a solitary 1000-mile journey. But she is not truly alone for Mama left Sloe a gift: the seeds of five missing species and the knowledge to bring them to life. From the Hardcover edition.
SATISFYING NATALIE - An Erotic Romance Do YOU want to read a real erotic romance? Then this erotic short story is for you! What do you do when you're passionately in love with someone and they reject you? Do you hate them? Do you try and get back at them? Or do you do what Larry does in this hot romance of just over 20,000 words? This story is completely different from nearly everything else you'll find in the adult stories genre. First of all, it's written by a man and told from the man's point of view. But that doesn't mean you won't feel for the woman, who is really the star. And the steamy sex scenes are every bit as erotic as when experienced through a woman's perspective. Disclaimer: If you're looking for vampire-squids, sadomasochism or arrogant billionaires, then you won't find them here. What you will find is a strangely compelling, gritty xxx love story written by a published author (offline and online) and featuring two people - one an ordinary English male (Larry) who falls in love with a far from ordinary woman called Natalie.
Everyone says she is out of his class and that he really doesn't stand a chance. She's stunningly beautiful and he knows she could have any man she wanted.
And he knows there's something else about her, but he can't figure out what it is. Determined to win her over, but facing overwhelming odds, Larry has to summon all his courage just to make the first move. Once he does, it's clear Natalie has a secret that prevents her from having a normal relationship with a man. Only if he has extraordinary powers of persistence and understanding will he manage to find out what it is. And if he does, can he help her and thereby make her his own? PLEASE NOTE: This erotic short story contains explicit language and forthright descriptions of straight sexual acts, a certain amount of man-talk, plus a few examples of Cockney rhyming slang. If you are under 18 or if any of this is liable to offend you then please do not purchase this book. NOT a 'holiday romance', but set in the working areas of an English seaside holiday camp in the mid 1960s, this powerful, uninhibited love story is told in graphic, erotic detail where appropriate, and you will find yourself reading it again and again, as much for the romance as for the eroticism. And yes, it does have a HEA.
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