Nora is starting to fall apart. Her husband is dead. Her daughter is miserable. She’s being haunted … But what’s worse? Co-habituating with the ghost of your dead husband or seeing things that aren’t real?
Space pirate Captain Darius Rivers boards the enemy ship Avenger in search of treasure and encounters more than he bargained for. Rather than fight, Captain Hector Ramirez awaits him in silence--ready to bring Darius's fantasies to life. CONTENT ADVISORY: This title contains a "happy for now" ending.
Mog loves her garden, but somehow it seems to have completely disappeared overnight. What Mog doesn't realize is that the flappy-floppy thing that has replaced her garden is in fact a marquee put up for a cat show. Mog hides in the house and is oblivious to the cats of various sizes and colors who parade themselves hoping to be winners. But soon curiosity takes over and Mog makes a spectacular entrance, winning the show as a result of her acrobatics.
[Menage Amour: Erotic Cowboy Menage a Quatre Romance, M/F/M/M, BDSM, sex toys] Samantha has one week off work to explore the country, never expecting a snowstorm to nearly take her life. Nor does she expect to find love and salvation with the three Carson brothers. Her cowboy saviors have no problem sharing, pulling her deeper into their world of erotic pleasures each day she remains on their ranch. Wyatt and his twin brothers, Cord and Val, need inspiration in the worst way. When Samantha comes into their lives, she gives them a purpose and fulfills all their desires. There's no way they can let her return to the city. But can they convince the independent brunette to let them take care of her-forever? ** A Siren Erotic Romance
Eighteen-year-old Rose Hale is excited when the rich, handsome politician Julius Summersby begins courting her, and she is happy to make the journey to London to be nearer to him even though it means being separated from her close friend Isabelle Dennis. Rose quickly discovers, however, that she has a powerful enemy in London. The cruel, dishonest Lady Georgina has set her own sights on Julius, and she will stop at nothing to destroy Rose’s reputation. Will the villainous aristocrat’s scheme be successful?
Any visitor to Belgium or the Netherlands is immediately struck by the number of convents and beguinages (begijnhoven) in both major cities and small towns. Their number and location in urban centres suggests that the women who inhabited them once held a prominent role. Despite leaving a visible mark on cities in Europe, much of the story of these women - known variously as beguines, tertiaries, klopjes, recluses, and anchoresses--remains to be told. Instead of aspiring to live as traditional religious, they transcended normative assumptions about religion and gender and had a very real impact on their religious and secular worlds. The sources for their tale are often fragmentary and difficult to interpret. However, careful scrutiny allows their voices to be heard. Drawing on an array of sources including religious rules, sermons, hagiographic vitae, and rapiaria, Fictive Orders and Feminine Religious Identities traces the story of pious laywomen between the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries.
It both emphasizes the innovative roles of women who transcended established forms of institutional religious life and reveals the ways in which historiographical habits have obscured the dynamic and fluid nature of their histories. By highlighting the development of irregular and extraregular communities and tracing the threads of monasticisation that wove their way around pious laywomen, this book draws attention to the vibrant and dynamic culture of feminine lay piety that persisted from the later middle ages onwards.