Rite of Summer

Author: Tess Bowery
Publisher: Seamchecker Enterprises
ISBN: 9780986618499
Format: PDF
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There are terrors worse than stage fright. Like falling in love. Violinist Stephen Ashbrook is passionate about three things-his music, the excitement of life in London, and his lover, Evander Cade. It's too bad that Evander only loves himself. A house party at their patron's beautiful country estate seems like a chance for Stephen to remember who he is, when he's not trying to live up to someone else's harsh expectations. Joshua Beaufort, a painter whose works are very much in demand among the right sort of people, has no expectations about this party at all. Until, that is, he finds out who else is on the guest list. Joshua swore off love long ago, but has been infatuated with Stephen since seeing his brilliant performance at Vauxhall. Now he has the chance to meet the object of his lust face to face-and more. But changing an open relationship to a triad is a lot more complicated than it seems, and while Evander's trying to climb the social ladder, Stephen's trying to climb Joshua. When the dust settles, only two will remain standing...when they're not flat on their backs. Contains three men, two beds, one erotic piercing, and the hottest six weeks of summer the nineteenth century has ever seen.

She Whom I Love

Author: Tess Bowery
Publisher: Seamchecker Enterprises
ISBN: 9781775300311
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Love would be simpler if it came with a script. Marguerite Ceniza dies on the London stage each night, but her own life has barely begun. The ingénue is on the prowl for a lover, but while she burns with desire for Sophie, a confession could ruin their decade-long friendship. In the meantime there are always men vying to be her patron, and square-jawed, broad-shouldered James Glover can't help but catch her eye. Sophie Armand has been a lady's maid for too long, and she's sick of keeping secrets. Her hidden scripts and the story of her birth are only the beginning. Her nights are haunted by desperate thoughts of the beguiling Marguerite, and of James, the handsome tradesman who whispers promises of forever into her ear. James has the kind of problem a lot of men would kill for-two women, both beautiful, both sensual, and both willing. Sophie wants marriage, while Marguerite's only in it for fun, and choosing between them isn't easy. What's the worst that could happen if he secretly courts them both? Their romantic triangle is complicated in the most delicious way, until a shadowy figure from Marguerite's past threatens to destroy the budding relationship-and their lives. Contains a lady's maid with secret desires, a corset-maker who knows his way around a woman's body, and an actress who never has to fake it. 2015 Bisexual Book Awards Finalist for Best Romance, and Best Erotic Fiction

That Potent Alchemy

Author: Tess Bowery
Publisher: Seamchecker Enterprises
ISBN: 9781775300335
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Is his love her safe place to land...or just smoke and mirrors? Grace Owens danced her feet bloody to become the finest en pointe prodigy of her generation, but the only accolade she longed for-her father's approval-never came. Finally, broken and defeated, she cut ties and fled to London to live life on her own terms. Now, after four years as an actress in London's smaller theatres, a last-minute production change lands her right where she never wanted to be again. Front and center in the ballet-and back in toe shoes. From his perch on the catwalks, machinist and stagecraft illusionist Isaac Caird can't take his eyes off Grace. A woman who wears men's clothing, but not as a disguise. An exquisite beauty who doesn't keep a lover. A skilled dancer who clearly hates every pirouette. The perfect lines of her delicate body inspire him to create a new illusion-with her as the centerpiece-that will guarantee sold-out shows. Maybe even attract a royal's patronage. But first he has to get her to look at him. And convince her the danger is minimal-especially within the circle of his arms. Featuring a gender-fluid ballet dancer, an amateur chemist who only occasionally starts fires, and an old rivalry that could tear them apart.

Report from the Interior

Author: Paul Auster
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 0805098593
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Paul Auster's most intimate autobiographical work to date In the beginning, everything was alive. The smallest objects were endowed with beating hearts . . . Having recalled his life through the story of his physical self in Winter Journal, internationally acclaimed novelist Paul Auster now remembers the experience of his development from within through the encounters of his interior self with the outer world in Report from the Interior. From his baby's-eye view of the man in the moon, to his childhood worship of the movie cowboy Buster Crabbe, to the composition of his first poem at the age of nine, to his dawning awareness of the injustices of American life, Report from the Interior charts Auster's moral, political, and intellectual journey as he inches his way toward adulthood through the postwar 1950s and into the turbulent 1960s. Auster evokes the sounds, smells, and tactile sensations that marked his early life—and the many images that came at him, including moving images (he adored cartoons, he was in love with films), until, at its unique climax, the book breaks away from prose into pure imagery: The final section of Report from the Interior recapitulates the first three parts, told in an album of pictures. At once a story of the times—which makes it everyone's story—and the story of the emerging consciousness of a renowned literary artist, this four-part work answers the challenge of autobiography in ways rarely, if ever, seen before. A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2013

The Wretched of the Earth

Author: Frantz Fanon
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9780802198853
Format: PDF
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Frantz Fanon was one of the twentieth century’s most important theorists of revolution, colonialism, and racial difference, and this, his masterwork, is a classic alongside Orientalism and The Autobiography of Malcolm X. The Wretched of the Earth is a brilliant analysis of the psychology of the colonized and their path to liberation. Bearing singular insight into the rage of colonized peoples and the role of violence in historical change, the book also incisively attacks postindependence disenfranchisement of the masses by the elite on one hand, and intertribal and interfaith animosities on the other. A veritable handbook of social reorganization for leaders of emerging nations, The Wretched of the Earth has had a major impact on civil rights, anticolonialism, and black-consciousness movements around the world. This new translation updates its language for a new generation of readers and its lessons are more vital now than ever.

Half Moon Bay

Author: Alice LaPlante
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501190903
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A smart, haunting tale of psychological suspense from the award-winning New York Times bestselling author of Turn of Mind. Jane loses everything when her teenage daughter is killed in a senseless accident. Jane is devastated, but sometime later, she makes one tiny stab at a new life: she moves from San Francisco to the tiny seaside town of Half Moon Bay. She is inconsolable, and yet, as the months go by, she is able to cobble together some version of a job, of friends, of the possibility of peace. And then, children begin to disappear. And soon, Jane sees her own pain reflected in all the parents in the town. She wonders if she will be able to live through the aching loss, the fear all around her. But as the disappearances continue, she begins to see that what her neighbors are wondering is if it is Jane herself who has unleashed the horror of loss. Half Moon Bay is a chilling story about a mother haunted by her past. As Stewart O’Nan said about Turn of Mind—this novel “blindfolds the reader and spins her around.”

Countess by Coincidence House of Haverstock Book 3

Author: Cheryl Bolen
Publisher: Harper & Appleton
ISBN: 1939602351
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Two staggering coincidences result in the marriage of the reckless young Earl of Finchley and Lady Margaret Ponsby, a shy duke's daughter who's worshipped him from afar. . . Countess by Coincidence is Book 3 in the House of Haverstock series (three connected marriage-of-convenience love stories set in Regency England). Lady by Chance (Book 1 in the series) introduced the Haverstock family and spent two years on bestselling lists for historical romances. In Duchess by Mistake (Book 2) an innocent visit to the Duke of Aldridge's to request a donation for her war widows puts Lady Elizabeth Upton in the midst of a most shocking scandal. . .

Road to Absolution

Author: Piper Davenport
Publisher: Trixie Publishing, Inc. via PublishDrive
ISBN:
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18+ for language and sexual situations... Carter ‘Ace’ Quinn has spent his life running from the rage caused by a broken heart. After several tours in the Air Force, and continued missions as a para-jumper, he spends his down time within the Dogs of Fire Motorcycle Club. Cassidy Dennis is living with a choice she made years ago that lost her the love of her life but gained her something more precious. However, she misses her best friend and longs for the love they’d been building. When a chance meeting brings the two together, will they put aside their hurts and forgive each other? Will the jealousies of outsiders force the two apart?

You Can t Go Home Again

Author: Thomas Wolfe
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451650485
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Brad Smith, a “funny, poignant, evocative” (Dennis Lehane) crime novelist, debuts a new series set in upstate New York featuring jack-of-all trades, Virgil Cain, who must clear his name of two murders while on the run from the law in this spirited country noir. Mickey Dupree is one of the most successful criminal attorneys in upstate New York, having never lost a capital murder case. That is the upside of being Mickey. The downside: Mickey has a lot of enemies and one of them drives the shaft of a golf club through his heart, leaving him dead in a sand trap at his exclusive country club. The cops, led by a dim-witted detective named Joe Brady, focus their attentions on Virgil Cain. Just two weeks earlier Virgil told a crowded bar that “somebody ought to blow Mickey’s head off,” after the slippery lawyer earned an acquittal for Alan Comstock, the man accused of murdering Virgil’s wife. Comstock, a legendary record producer, gun nut, and certifiable lunatic, has returned to his estate, where he lives with his wife, the long suffering Jane. It appears to Virgil that the fix is in when Brady immediately throws him into jail with no questions asked. In order to set things right, Virgil escapes from jail, determined to find Mickey’s killer himself. Aside from a smart and sexy detective named Claire Marchand, everybody is convinced that Virgil is the culprit. When Alan Comstock is discovered with six slugs in his body the day after Virgil’s escape, his guilt is almost assured. Now it is up to Virgil to convince everyone of his innocence—by finding the killer before he winds up as the next victim.