Reluctant Cuckold

Author: David McManus

Publisher: Coffeetown Press

ISBN: 9781603815024

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

View: 2577

Dave is a young, successful New Yorker with a wife every man desires. Then he hears "the rumor"; Ashley has had sex with a co-worker at a party. After the man brags about the incident, Ashley admits the truth, along with the devastating detail that the guy is "just bigger, OK?" As Dave finds himself sucked into the "cuckold" lifestyle, he wonders, is the scene legit, or just a colossal mindf**k?

Cuckold

Author: Kiran Nagarkar

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9352772792

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 7453

The time is early 16th century. The Rajput kingdom of Mewar is at the height of its power. It is locked in war with the Sultanates of Delhi, Gujarat and Malwa. But there is another deadly battle being waged within Mewar itself. Who will inherit the throne after the death of the Maharana? The course of history, not just of Mewar but of the whole of India, is about to be changed forever. At the centre of Cuckold is the narrator, heir apparent of Mewar, who questions the codes, conventions and underlying assumptions of the feudal world of which he is a part, a world in which political and personal conduct are dictated by values of courage, valour and courtesy; and death is preferable to dishonour. A quintessentially Indian story, Cuckold has an immediacy and appeal that are truly universal.

Serafina and the Black Cloak

Author: Robert Beatty

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 148471511X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 8689

"Never go into the deep parts of the forest, for there are many dangers there, and they will ensnare your soul." Serafina has never had a reason to disobey her pa and venture beyond the grounds of the Biltmore estate.There's plenty to explore in her grand home, although she must take care to never be seen. None of the rich folk upstairs know that Serafina exists; she and her pa, the estate's maintenance man, have secretly lived in the basement for as long as Serafina can remember. But when children at the estate start disappearing, only Serafina knows who the culprit is:a terrifying man in a black cloak who stalks Biltmore's corridors at night. Following her own harrowing escape, Serafina risks everything by joining forces with Braeden Vanderbilt, the young nephew of the Biltmore's owners. Braeden and Serafina must uncover the Man in the Black Cloak's true identity...before all of the children vanish one by one. Serafina's hunt leads her into the very forest that she has been taught to fear. There she discovers a forgotten legacy of magic, one that is bound to her own identity. In order to save the children of Biltmore, Serafina must seek the answers that will unlock the puzzle of her past.

From One Night to Wife

Author: Rachael Thomas

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 037313374X

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 8046

A souvenir from her Greek affair! Three months ago, journalist Serena James had her heart broken by a man she'll never forget, especially not the fury in his eyes the night they parted. Now she's back in Santorini to tell him that their summer fling had unexpected repercussions… Mogul Nikos Petrakis is on the verge of a deal that will make him even more powerful. He doesn't need any distraction—especially not a sexy redhead whose curves beg to be touched! But now that she's carrying his heir, Nikos is forced to make a decision. It's time to make Serena his wife! When one night…leads to pregnancy!

Beartown

A Novel

Author: Fredrik Backman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150116077X

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 5097

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove returns with Beartown--an instant New York Times bestseller--about a forgotten town fractured by scandal, and the amateur hockey team that might just change everything. People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semi-finals, and they actually have a shot at winning. All the dreams of this place now rest on the shoulders of a handful of teenage boys. Being responsible for the hopes of an entire town is a heavy burden, and the semi-final match is the catalyst for a violent act that will leave a young girl traumatized and a town in turmoil. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through all of Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected. Beartown explores the hopes that bring a small community together, the secrets that tear it apart, and the courage it takes for an individual to go against the grain. In this story of a small forest town, Fredrik Backman has found the entire world. "Like Friday Night Lights, this is about more than youth sports; it's part coming-of-age novel, part study of moral failure, and finally a chronicle of groupthink in which an unlikely hero steps forward to save more than one person from self-destruction" (Kirkus Reviews).

A Whole New World

A Twisted Tale

Author: Liz Braswell

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1484707702

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 376

View: 6802

What if Aladdin had never found the lamp? This first book in the A Twisted Tale line will explore a dark and daring version of Disney's Aladdin. When Jafar steals the Genie's lamp, he uses his first two wishes to become sultan and the most powerful sorcerer in the world. Agrabah lives in fear, waiting for his third and final wish.To stop the power-mad ruler, Aladdin and the deposed princess Jasmine must unite the people of Agrabah in rebellion. But soon their fight for freedom threatens to tear the kingdom apart in a costly civil war. What happens next? A Street Rat becomes a leader. A princess becomes a revolutionary. And readers will never look at the story of Aladdin in the same way again.

Cuck Storm Horizon

Author: David McManus

Publisher: Fanny Press

ISBN: 9781603814478

Category: Fiction

Page: 332

View: 8330

Mike, who Dave met in a cuckold chat room, has taken over Dave's bedroom and wants to dunk him in the cuckold deep-end. Dave resolves to stand up for himself. Meanwhile he has to go about his normal life as if everything's perfect. But trouble's on the way. Mike's birthday is coming up, and Ashley has an unusual gift in mind. The sequel to Reluctant Cuckold.

Vengeful

Author: V. E. Schwab

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 0765387549

Category: Fiction

Page: 402

View: 2608

A super-powered collision of extraordinary minds and vengeful intentions—#1 New York Times bestselling author V. E. Schwab returns with the thrilling follow-up to Vicious. Magneto and Professor X. Superman and Lex Luthor. Victor Vale and Eli Ever. Sydney and Serena Clarke. Great partnerships, now soured on the vine. But Marcella Riggins needs no one. Flush from her brush with death, she’s finally gained the control she’s always sought—and will use her new-found power to bring the city of Merit to its knees. She’ll do whatever it takes, collecting her own sidekicks, and leveraging the two most infamous EOs, Victor Vale and Eli Ever, against each other. With Marcella's rise, new enmities create opportunity--and the stage of Merit City will once again be set for a final, terrible reckoning. Entertainment Weekly's 27 Female Authors Who Rule Sci-Fi and Fantasy Right Now “Readers won't be able to put down this dark and riveting tale of power and revenge.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred Praise for Vicious “Schwab's characters feel vital and real, never reduced to simple archetypes...In a genre that tends toward the flippant or pretentious, this is a rare superhero novel as epic and gripping as any classic comic. Schwab's tale of betrayal, self-hatred, and survival will resonate with superhero fans as well as readers who have never heard of Charles Xavier or Victor von Doom.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) "V. E. Schwab's Vicious is the superhero novel I've been waiting for: fresh, merciless, and yes, vicious. Wow."—Mira Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Blackout Villians #1 Vicious #2 Vengeful "Warm Up" (short story) At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Mine to Spell

Author: Janeal Falor

Publisher: Chardonian Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9926

Cynthia has always hidden from her father’s hexes behind her older sister. When her family gains independence unheard of for women, she’s relieved that her days of harsh punishments are over. But as her seventeenth birthday approaches—the typical age to be sold to a new master—death threats endanger her sisters. She now faces two options: run or meet society’s expectations. For once, Cynthia isn’t going to let her older sister shield her from the problem. She’s going to prove to herself, her sisters, and society that her family isn’t a threat to their traditions. She willingly chooses to be purchased by a new master. A bold step that takes her somewhere she never thought she would go and to a man she might possibly fall in love with. With his help, she may just find a way to save her sisters while discovering how to stand up for herself. If she lives long enough.

The Diviners

Author: Libba Bray

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316214647

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 592

View: 477

Do you believe there are ghosts and demons and Diviners among us? Evie O'Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City--and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It's 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfield girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her Uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult. Evie worries he'll discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far. But when the police find a murdered girl branded with a cryptic symbol and Will is called to the scene, Evie realizes her gift could help catch a serial killer. As Evie jumps headlong into a dance with a murderer, other stories unfold in the city that never sleeps. A young man named Memphis is caught between two worlds. A chorus girl named Theta is running from her past. A student named Jericho hides a shocking secret. And unknown to all, something dark and evil has awakened.... Printz Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Libba Bray opens a brand-new historical series with The Diviners, where the glittering surface of the Roaring Twenties hides a mystical horror creeping across the country.

Dewitched

The Untold Story of the Evil Queen

Author: E. L. Sarnoff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615673165

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

View: 6156

After serving time for Snow White's attempted murder, the Evil Queen is about to get a makeover. Just not the kind she expected. Thinking she's been sent to a luxurious spa that will enable her to regain her beauty and recapture her title, Fairest of All, Jane Yvel instead finds herself at Faraway, a rehab center that caters to Fairytalelanders addicted to evil. Upon confronting her love-hate relationship with her magic mirror and the demons of her past, she is sent back to the world of happily-ever-after. Her goal: to discover the true meaning of beauty. Her assignment: to work for Marcella, a demanding Princess-In-Waiting. Jane finds herself irresistibly drawn to Marcella's dashing fiancé, Prince Gallant, and his exquisite seven-year old daughter, Calla Rose. Will the Evil Queen who had no heart end up with a heart that's broken? Wickedly funny, darkly shocking, and deeply moving, DEWITCHED unravels the Snow White story as we know it and will make you see the evil legend in a new light as she rewrites her life.

Which Witch?

Author: Eva Ibbotson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330477757

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 4232

Which Witch? is a brilliantly witty tale of magic and marriage by Eva Ibbotson, and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. 'Find me a witch!' cried Arriman the Awful, feared Wizard of the North. Arriman has decided to marry. His wife must be a witch of the darkest powers - but which witch will she be? To find the most fiendish, he holds a spell-casting competition. Glamorous Madame Olympia performs the terrifying Symphony of Death and conjures up a thousand plague-bearing rats. The magic of gentle Belladonna, the white witch, goes hopelessly wrong. She produces perfumed flowers instead of snakes. And bats roost in her golden hair instead of becoming blood-sucking vampires. Poor Belladonna longs to be an evil enchantress - but how? 'This kind of fun will never fail to delight' Philip Pullman

The Beast Within

A Tale of Beauty's Prince

Author: Serena Valentino

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1423196376

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 5859

A cursed prince sits alone in a secluded castle. Few have seen him, but those who claim they have say his hair is wild and nails are sharp--like a beast's! But how did this prince, once jovial and beloved by the people, come to be a reclusive and bitter monster? And is it possible that he can ever find true love and break the curse that has been placed upon him?

La Nilsson

My Life in Opera

Author: Birgit Nilsson

Publisher: Northeastern University Press

ISBN: 1555538592

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 356

View: 7623

First published to wide acclaim in Sweden (1995) and in Germany (1997), the autobiography of opera legend Birgit Nilsson (1918-2005) is finally available in an English translation. From her humble roots in rural Sweden to her artistic triumphs in Stockholm, Bayreuth, Milan, and the Metropolitan Opera House, this candid and utterly charming memoir reveals the personality behind one of the great voices of the past century. Gracefully weaving together the private and professional, Nilsson chronicles her idyllic childhood in Vastra Karup, the early recognition of her unique natural abilities, and her first tentative steps into a wider artistic world. After achieving national acclaim in Verdi's Lady Macbeth, she went on to establish herself as the dominant Wagnerian soprano of her generation, appearing at the Bayreuth and Munich Festivals, and the Vienna and Bavarian State Opera Houses, creating, along the way, definitive performances of Sieglinde, BrŸnnhilde, and Isolde. The book details her rise to international stardom with behind-the-scenes recollections of her phenomenal triumph as Turandot at La Scala in 1958 and her headline-making Met premier in Tristan und Isolde the following year. Nilsson's long and illustrious career (she performed until 1984), her celebrated professional and personal relationships, her friendships and rivalries, are all recounted with a down-to-earth wit and an engagingly odd admixture of ego and selfeffacement. She tells it all: the legendary quips, the often prickly relationships with Met impresario Rudolph Bing and conductor von Karajan, the infamous story of the stalker "Miss N," and the touchingly rendered relationship with her beloved husband, Bertil Niklasson. What emerges from these pages is a diva in the old mold: a giant voice matched by an oversize personality, a professional who expected the same level of perfection from others that she demanded of herself, and a woman who loved and lived life with joy and good humor . . . and oh, that voice. Includes 56 photographs and a discography.

Poor Unfortunate Soul

A Tale of the Sea Witch

Author: Serena Valentino

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1484725182

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 5165

The third novel in Serena Valentino's (Fairest of All, Beast Within) "VILLAINS" trilogy, featuring the story of the Little Mermaid from the perspective of the sea witch Ursula

Marriage Dares

Author: Laran Mithras

Publisher: Laran Mithras

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 111

View: 5866

Kelly hides from her husband that she friended an old flame on FaceBook - in fact, the very boy in high school who took her virginity. Grant is worried about Kelly's spending on hair and nails every week and issues her a challenge to see if both can work together to pay off their credit card. The goal becomes a game of dares that uncovers some well-hidden desires both never thought they had. Go without panties? Touch someone you're not married to? As their challenges begin revolving around voyeurism, they both awaken to a lust inside to expand their limited horizons. In exploring her sexuality, Kelly comes to question her hidden fixations.

The Fire Chronicle

Author: John Stephens

Publisher: Yearling

ISBN: 0375872728

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 437

View: 1338

Michael and Emma work to track down the Chronicle of Life, while Kate must find a way back to the present day from the year 1899.

The Hostile

Author: Joy Mutter

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781532717093

Category:

Page: 196

View: 5286

The Hostile by Joy Mutter is an unusual, involving contemporary thriller with a heavy sprinkling of paranormal and fantasy. In a rundown area of Manchester, inside a bathroom in a small, terraced house overflowing with children and dysfunctional parents, an unfathomable, powerful entity infiltrates twelve-year-old Serena's life with disastrous effects. The enigmatic force not only dramatically affects introverted Serena's life, but threatens the well-being of everyone she knows, especially those people who for some reason have earned the strange girl's displeasure. It soon becomes clear that nobody should ever upset Serena if they know what is good for them. After reading The Hostile, you will never look at DIY in the same way again.