Mina Jewel swears the boogeyman slaughtered her abusive stepfather. But as far as the quiet town of Port Orchard, Washington is concerned, Mina is a cold-blooded killer and Cadric Jaden had been a saint. After enduring nine years of psychiatric care and whispers of her guilt, Mina is hell-bent on clearing her name, exposing Cadric for the sadistic pedophile he really was, and uncovering the true identity of the strange being who saved her life.... See More Through a whirlwind of near-death experiences and sanity- shattering revelations, Mina discovers that Washington is a hotbed of supernatural activity, Cadric's sinister plan didn't die with him, and that she could hold the key to ending the suffering of millions. . . But first she has to survive.
For over forty years, David Harvey has been one of the world's most trenchant and critical analysts of capitalist development. In The Enigma of Capital, he delivers an impassioned account of how unchecked neoliberalism produced the system-wide crisis that now engulfs the world. Beginning in the 1970s, profitability pressures led the capitalist class in advanced countries to shift away from investment in industrial production at home toward the higher returns that financial products promised. Accompanying this was a shift towards privatization, an absolute decline in the bargaining power of labor, and the dispersion of production throughout the developing world. The decades-long and ongoing decline in wages that accompanied this turn produced a dilemma: how can goods--especially real estate--sell at the same rate as before if workers are making in relative terms? The answer was a huge expansion of credit that fueled the explosive growth of both the financial industry and the real estate market. When one key market collapsed--real estate--the other one did as well, and social devastation resulted. Harvey places today's crisis in the broadest possible context: the historical development of global capitalism itself from the industrial era onward. Moving deftly between this history and the unfolding of the current crisis, he concentrates on how such crises both devastate workers and create openings for challenging the system's legitimacy. The battle now will be between the still-powerful forces that want to reconstitute the system of yesterday and those that want to replace it with one that prizes social justice and economic equality. The new afterword focuses on the continuing impact of the crisis and the response to it in 2010. One of Huffington Post's Best Social and Political Awareness Books of 2010 Winner of the Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Memorial Prize for 2010 Praise for the Hardcover: "A lucid and penetrating account of how the power of capital shapes our world." --Andrew Gamble, Independent "Elegant... entertainingly swashbuckling... Harvey's analysis is interesting not only for the breadth of his scholarship but his recognition of the system's strengths." --John Gapper, Financial Times
Chloe Madison tiene tres normas: Nunca beses a un cliente Nunca te enamores de un cliente Nunca te acuestes con un cliente Siempre y cuando el arrebatador multimillonario Jake Sutherland siga estas reglas, todo irá bien. Después de todo, su padre está enfermo, ella tiene que pagar las facturas del hospital y el dinero tiene que venir de algún sitio.
Le promete a su padre que dejará el trabajo, pero después del último encuentro le hacen una propuesta que podría arreglarle unos cuantos problemas. ¿Cederá y dejará aparcados sus propios sueños y metas o se mantendrá fiel a sus estrictas reglas? Esta novela corta romántico-erótica contiene escenas de sexo y es perfecta para lectores de J.S. Scott, Leona Lee y Kimberly J & Michelle L. Sólo para adultos. Hay 12 libros en la serie. Serie Contrato con un multimillonario: LIBRO 8 Sobre la autora: Janica escribe historias de amor picantes sobre hombres seductores y las atrevidas mujeres que se enamoran de ellos. Comenzó escribiendo historias con final feliz cuando era adolescente, pero recientemente ha empezado a incluir un toque picante en sus relatos y a publicarlos en Internet. Está casada con un hombre que afirma ser multimillonario por derecho propio, pero que se niega a contratar a alguien que le ayude en la cocina.
Ambos son unos yonkis digitales y trabajan todo el día codo con codo en un gran escritorio. Eh, pero mientras haya un cuenco con alubias de gominola entre ellos, todo va bien. Viven en Las Vegas con un perro pomerania que se comporta como un gato. Le encanta tener noticias de sus lectores.
The nursery was high up under the eaves, so that the rest of the house seemed faraway -- a wonderful region where music might sound, or where, by stealing down, one might see fair ladies like the princesses of the tales smiling at gallant gentlemen. One's own mother might turn, indeed, into a princess just before it was time to go to bed, with white arms and jewels upon her neck. Then one fell asleep knowing that no day in Weir could be without its enchantment, whether the clouds seemed caught in the tree-tops, or the snow flew and made the red roofs white; or whether the sun danced on the green lawns, for each day ended with a faery tale, and these are the tales of Weir.
Once upon a time.
Happily ever after. Such are the classic promises of fairy tales. Yet in Texas we find a twist to the familiar storyline.
In If the Devil Had a Wife, there is still the battle of Good vs. Evil, a beautiful maiden, a wealthy suitor, a kingdom of riches and the wicked witch, but any similarity with Cinderella and Snow White ends there. With the help of her life partner and an attorney (always necessary in these modern times), Nelda Stark executes a devious plan that elevates fraud and theft to a new high. A massive coverup reaches into the Texas Attorney General's Office, stealing from not only the Stark family, but the federal and state governments.
"Muench's lush figures give great pleasure to both ear and eye, and her imaginative leaps can feel both mysterious and inevitable, in a way that recalls not only Desnos, but also Neruda."—The New York Times Book Review "Her language is refreshing, musical, attenuated."—Anne Waldman Simone Muench lives in Chicago.