Between Us

Author: Ella Fox
Publisher: Ella Fox
ISBN: 0996189459
Format: PDF, Docs
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His lifestyle. His rules. Is she willing to risk her heart to play his game? Guitarist Cole Hayes learned early that falling in love is the easiest way to lose. Determined never to go down that road, he sealed his heart off, numbing himself with erotic and sensual pleasures--with men and women alike. The rules were simple: group sex only and never one-on-one. It's all so simple until he meets Devon Bannister, the beautiful director shooting the documentary on his band. Suddenly, she's all he can think about. Neither can deny the attraction and desire between them. Although Devon is open to exploring Cole's lifestyle, for the first time in his life, he finds himself reluctant to share. How can he own all of her, if he's only willing to give half of himself?

Wie Eulen in der Nacht

Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 3426452367
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In ihrem neuen Fantasy-Roman erzählt Spiegel-Bestseller-Autorin Maggie Stiefvater eine atmosphärisch-düstere Geschichte über Angst und Magie, Liebe und Mut. Jeder träumt von einem Wunder, aber nicht jeder ist bereit dafür. Wem nur noch ein Wunder helfen kann, der findet stets seinen Weg in die Wüste Colorados und zur außergewöhnlichen Familie Soria. Doch die Wunder der Sorias sind unberechenbar und wer sie aus eigener Kraft nicht vollenden kann, zahlt einen hohen Preis. Auch Daniel Soria bewirkt diese Wunder mit der Ernsthaftigkeit und Hingabe, die es braucht. Doch dann bricht er die wichtigste Regel seiner Familie: Er mischt sich in ein Wunder ein. Dadurch entfesselt er eine Magie, die seinen Tod bedeuten könnte. »Eine meisterhafte Geschichtenerzählerin.« USA today

A Passion Denied The Daughters of Boston Book 3

Author: Julie Lessman
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 9781441204097
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Young Elizabeth O'Connor is the little sister John Brady always longed for. But she wants much more than that from her spiritual mentor. As she blossoms into a beautiful young woman intent on loving John, he must push back the very real attraction he feels for her. His past just won't let him go there. Unfortunately, Lizzie won't let him go anywhere else--until she discovers he is not all that he seems. Can true love survive such revelations? Full of the romance and relationships Lessman readers have come to love, A Passion Denied is the final book in the popular Daughters of Boston series.

Religion of a Different Color

Author: W. Paul Reeve
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190226269
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Mormonism is one of the few homegrown religions in the United States, one that emerged out of the religious fervor of the early nineteenth century. Yet, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have struggled for status and recognition. In this book, W. Paul Reeve explores the ways in which nineteenth century Protestant white America made outsiders out of an inside religious group. Much of what has been written on Mormon otherness centers upon economic, cultural, doctrinal, marital, and political differences that set Mormons apart from mainstream America. Reeve instead looks at how Protestants racialized Mormons, using physical differences in order to define Mormons as non-White to help justify their expulsion from Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois. He analyzes and contextualizes the rhetoric on Mormons as a race with period discussions of the Native American, African American, Oriental, Turk/Islam, and European immigrant races. He also examines how Mormon male, female, and child bodies were characterized in these racialized debates. For instance, while Mormons argued that polygamy was ordained by God, and so created angelic, celestial, and elevated offspring, their opponents suggested that the children were degenerate and deformed. The Protestant white majority was convinced that Mormonism represented a racial-not merely religious-departure from the mainstream and spent considerable effort attempting to deny Mormon whiteness. Being white brought access to political, social, and economic power, all aspects of citizenship in which outsiders sought to limit or prevent Mormon participation. At least a part of those efforts came through persistent attacks on the collective Mormon body, ways in which outsiders suggested that Mormons were physically different, racially more similar to marginalized groups than they were white. Medical doctors went so far as to suggest that Mormon polygamy was spawning a new race. Mormons responded with aspirations toward whiteness. It was a back and forth struggle between what outsiders imagined and what Mormons believed. Mormons ultimately emerged triumphant, but not unscathed. Mormon leaders moved away from universalistic ideals toward segregated priesthood and temples, policies firmly in place by the early twentieth century. So successful were Mormons at claiming whiteness for themselves that by the time Mormon Mitt Romney sought the White House in 2012, he was labeled "the whitest white man to run for office in recent memory." Ending with reflections on ongoing views of the Mormon body, this groundbreaking book brings together literatures on religion, whiteness studies, and nineteenth century racial history with the history of politics and migration.

Outlaws Renegades and Saints

Author: Tiffany Midge
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780912678931
Format: PDF
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Fiction. "OUTLAWS, RENEGADES AND SAINTS is an explosion of talent and imagination. The language sizzles, the images are burned into memory, the living and the dead are conversing in this powerful first book"-Susan Power.

Narcopolis

Author: Jeet Thayil
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104016232
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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So haben Sie Indien noch nie gesehen – eine fiebrige Tour de Force durch das Bombay der Prostituierten, Dichter, Drogendealer Rashids Opiumhöhle im Rotlichtviertel Bombays bildet das dunkle Herz von ›Narcopolis‹. Hier schweben die Versprengten und Versehrten der Stadt ein, um sich einem trägen Traum hinzugeben. Die schöne Dimple, nicht ganz Frau und nicht ganz Mann, bereitet die Pfeifen vor, und alle kommen – Hindus, Muslime, Künstler, Angestellte, Xavier, der weltberühmte Maler, und Rumi, der Brahmane. In einer lyrischen, leuchtenden Prosa erzählt Thayil von einer »großen und gebrochenen Stadt«, die dabei ist, ihre Seele zu verkaufen.