Helena just needed a date for her class reunion. She didn’t think any of her friends would be up for the task, but two of them are so willing they want to compete for the opportunity. Now, she’s dating two men she was once “just friends” with, and they’re surprising her more every day, both emotionally and physically. Her body and her heart send her mixed signals as she enjoys all the pleasures of their competition. She never suspected how either of them felt, and now it’s up to her to decide what she really wants in a man. She knows only one of them can win her love, and soon she has to decide whose arms to stay in forever…
“In a century of mass migration and deportation, political exile and casual tourism, being elsewhere was the common condition. For the moderns, elsewhere was not merely physical location or dislocation, but was intrinsic to the work. Victor Segalen, in China at the beginning of the century, writes of the ‘manifestation of Diversity,’ a ‘spectacle of Difference’: everything that is ‘foreign, strange, unexpected, surprising, mysterious, amorous, superhuman, heroic, and even divine, everything that is Other.’ Picasso put it more bluntly: ‘Strangeness is what we wanted to make people think about because we were quite aware that our world was becoming very strange.’ After Guillaume Apollinaire’s ‘Zone’—perhaps the most influential poem of the century—collage, the juxtaposition of disparate elements, the manifestation of diversity, the making of the strange, became the primary new form of the new poetry.
“From the count examples, here are a few instances of the collage of a poet pasted, physically or mentally, onto a specific unfamiliar landscape.” So begins Eliot Weinberger’s essayistic travels into the nature of “journey” poetry. From Kōtarō Takamura's poem about Paris, to Fernando Pessoa’s “At the wheel of the Chevrolet on the road to Sintra,” to Apollinaire’s “Ocean-Letter,” Weinberger introduces fourteen poems illustrating the contemporary situation of being “elsewhere.”
Some guys put on a suit and tie for work. I take them off. And then I sell three things: My time. My body.
And my cock.
I work for an exclusive escort agency in Los Angeles. The clients are wealthy women—ready, willing and able to pay $5,000 for safe, satisfying sex with no strings attached. To them, it’s a fantasy come true. To me, it’s just a job. And it’s a short-term strategy. I’ve given myself five years to work hard, fuck hard and invest well. Then I’ll have what I need to take care of my mother and sister for life. After that, I’m walking away from the grind to open a boxing club at the beach. My plan is going smoothly. Until I meet Isabella. And then—with a missing sister, a deranged billionaire and undeniable erotic heat—everything changes. Touch of Heat is a three-part erotic suspense serial.
It's been a while since Mexican Cartel Boss Alexus Costilla had a firm grip on Chicago's illicit drug market. She knows that despite the recent spike in gang related homicides, the Windy City is the land of opportunity for a drug trafficking Queenpin like herself. All she needs is a street organization to move the product. Enter Lee "Juice" Wilkins, of North Lawndale the leader of one of the most dominant street gangs on the west side of Chicago. He's not content with purchasing kilos of cocaine from his Mexican connect, who is clearly nothing more than a middle man in the grand scheme of things. Juice wants his product directly from the source, and when his girlfriend's wealthy ex suggests they travel to California to meet with him, Juice agrees without a moment's hesitation. The ex- Alexus Costilla's husband Bulletface- had been a drug Kingpin before rising to the top of the music industry. Juice enlisted two close friends and their wives to accompany him and his girlfriend to Los Angeles, and what begins as a business trip turns out to be a drama-filled day of scandalous affairs, untrusting spouses, and cold blooded murder.
Cuando tenía 18 años, fuerzas militares irrumpieron en su casa y se llevaron a sus padres. Luego, secuestraron a su hermana de 15 años y a su cuñada. Su hermano Sergio estaba haciendo la conscripción en la ESMA y nunca más volvió. En una noche, la del 15 de julio de 1976, Daniel Tarnopolsky perdió a toda su familia y se convirtió en un sobreviviente. Se exilió primero en Chile, después en Francia y en Israel hasta que el regreso de la democracia le ofreció garantías y fuerzas para volver al país. Su búsqueda nunca cesó. Su lucha lo llevó a ganar un juicio sin precedentes en el 2004, por el cual el ex almirante Emilio Massera debió pagarle una indemnización. Nada de esto le devolvió a su familia.
Tardó en encontrar algo de paz. Buscó, como muchos, en la religión un lugar de contención y de alivio; buscó también en videntes y médiums alguna respuesta para poder recrear la historia de aquella noche en la que la violencia lo dejó solo. Necesitaba entender, reconstruir desde las ruinas. Este libro reproduce todas las búsquedas de Daniel Tarnopolsky: la búsqueda de justicia, la de su propia identidad y la de sus desaparecidos. Betina sin aparecer es la historia de una familia forzada a la ausencia y es también el relato de la reconstrucción de la vida del único sobreviviente de esta tragedia. Y es, sobre todo, un grito de esperanza para comprender dónde está Betina.
Last piece to the puzzle of the saga between Sabrina Sloan, Blair Brown, and Tobin Peterson. Who is the father of Blair's baby, Zebulon? Is it Tobin or is it Lee? How does Sabrina feel now Blair is a part of her family? Who will win Tobin's love? Twisted takes you on the journey of love lost and redeemed.
It answers a lot of the questions left from book two - Blair X. Come along for the ride as nothing is as it seems on this final and last installment of Church Chick and Blair X.
Perché le donne poste di fronte a un bivio scelgono l'una o l'altra via? Perché la strada che a una donna sembra l'unica da poter percorrere, per un'altra è assolutamente da evitare? Cosa muove le loro scelte d'amore e di vita? Queste sono alcune delle domande a cui la protagonista, Mitta, cerca di dare risposte. Anche lei è donna o meglio lo era, essendo morta di peste a Napoli nel 1656.
Oggi di quel che fu Mitta non resta che la capuzzella, un teschio, uno dei tanti che riposano nell'ossario della Chiesa del Purgatorio ad Arco a Napoli, oggetto del culto delle anime pezzentelle. Nel doppio ruolo di autrice e defunta, Mitta tenta di comprendere e raccontare con ironia le scelte delle donne che in quasi quattro secoli sono scese nella cripta chiedendo alle anime del purgatorio un aiuto in cambio del refresco. Partendo dalle storie e dalle scelte di vita di talune di queste donne - l'ancella medievale, la prostituta della Rivoluzione Partenopea, la maestrina dell'Unità d'Italia, la borghese dell'epoca fascista, l'universitaria dei nostri giorni per citarne qualcuna - e attraversando vari periodi storici, Mitta finisce per narrare anche la propria vita e la sua non scelta.