Author: Sylvain Reynard
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Gabriel series comes a dark, sensual tale of romance in a city shrouded in mystery . . . Raven Wood spends her days at Florence’s Uffizi gallery restoring Renaissance art. But an innocent walk home after an evening with friends changes her life forever. When she intervenes in the senseless beating of a homeless man, his attackers turn on her, dragging her into an alley. Raven is only semiconscious when their assault is interrupted by a cacophony of growls followed by her attackers’ screams. Mercifully, she blacks out, but not before catching a glimpse of a shadowy figure who whispers to her . . . Cassita vulneratus. When Raven awakes, she is inexplicably changed. Upon returning to the Uffizi, no one recognizes her. More disturbingly, she discovers that she’s been absent an entire week. With no recollection of her disappearance, Raven learns that her absence coincides with one of the largest robberies in Uffizi history—the theft of a set of priceless Botticelli illustrations. When the police identify her as their prime suspect, Raven is desperate to clear her name. She seeks out one of Florence’s wealthiest and most elusive men in an attempt to uncover the truth. Their encounter leads Raven to a dark underworld whose inhabitants kill to keep their secrets . . .
Author: Gaelen Foley
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Driven to uncover the truth about the mysterious death of his ladylove, the Duke of Hawkscliffe will go to any lengths to unmask a murderer. Even if it means jeopardizing his reputation by engaging in a scandalous affair with London's most provocative courtesan--the desirable but aloof Belinda Hamilton. Bel has used her intelligence and wit to charm the city's titled gentlemen, while struggling to put the pieces of her life back together. She needs a protector, so she accepts Hawk's invitation to become his mistress in name only. He asks nothing of her body, but seeks her help in snaring the same man who shattered her virtue. Together they tempt the unforgiving wrath of society--until their risky charade turns into a dangerous attraction, and Bel must make a devastating decision that could ruin her last chance at love. . . . From the Paperback edition.
Author: Susan Kirkpatrick
Publisher: Universitat de València
Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda, Carolina Coronado y Cecilia Böhl crearon sus obras en pleno Romanticismo y durante la primera ola de liberalismo. Escribieron en contacto con el movimiento cultural que construyó en la literatura una subjetividad particular, un yo romántico, y lo hicieron estableciendo con el mismo una relación compleja de coincidencia y contradicción que dio lugar a una escritura propia. Ésta puso en circulación un lenguaje del yo femenino que inicia, en el siglo XIX, una tradición de literatura escrita por mujeres.
Author: J.R. Ward
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author who has kept readers on the edge of their seats with her phenomenal Fallen Angels novels, comes one of the most heart-stirring and eagerly anticipated events in that acclaimed series. The Creator invented the game, and the stakes are nothing less than the fate of the quick and the dead: seven souls, seven crossroads. Reluctant savior Jim Heron has compromised himself, his body and his soul, and yet he’s on the verge of losing everything... ...Including Sissy, the innocent he freed from Hell. Jim’s determined to protect her—but this makes her a weakness the demon Devina can exploit. With Jim torn between the game and the woman he’s sworn to defend, evil’s more than ready to play dirty. Humanity’s savior is prepared to do anything to win—even embark on a suicide mission into the shadows of Purgatory. True love is Jim’s only hope for survival—and victory. But can a man with no heart and no soul be saved by something he doesn’t believe in?
El presente volumen se sitúa en el ámbito de lo transversal y transgresor de la norma vigente de nuestros códigos literarios y culturales. Formula una crítica feminista que se propone subvertir, interferir, descomponer, desarreglar los textos de referencia con el objeto de promover otros saberes, sentires y pareceres. Todo en esta concepción crítica es paradojal y ambivalente. En particular, explora lo masculino y lo femenino, e introduce, a manera de respuesta, una noción de género como lo extraño - 'Nada como un homosexual para hacer nacer a la Mujer' (Proust). Subyace en todo ello el contenido de una pedagogía y educación sentimental que propagan los medios, cosa que conduce a una complejización de las relaciones identitarias. El texto abre nuevas y diferentes perspectivas de lectura.
Author: Enrique Guzmán De Acevedo
Mujer, símbolo sagrado de la pasión y de la vida. Estos relatos de índole poética, erótica y filosófica sobre los misterios, los secretos y los placeres de la vida subrayan los objetivos trazados hacia la meta de nuestros ideales. Caminamos sin darnos cuenta de que la mayor parte de nuestra vida la pasamos en el futuro, porque «el presente es un momento imaginario entre el pasado y el futuro.» María Teresa Ruiz, astrónoma chilena Hoy se vive con más libertad, pero la autocensura es la gran enemiga del pensamiento, obstaculizando el deseo de afrontar sin prejuicios la vida. Este libro habla de sueños y frustraciones, de las fantasías y los amores invisibles, la virginidad y el placer carnal, la música de agonía y la magia nociva de la vida, la soledad del exilio, la esperanza y el despecho, el valor de la confesión y la justicia, la ardiente amargura, los contratiempos y la vida de Neruda como clandestino en París.
This book explores the idea that art can enact small-scale resistances against the status quo in the social domain. These acts, which we call “little resistances,” determine the limited yet potentially powerful political impact of art. From different angles, seventeen authors consider the spaces where art events occur as “political spaces,” and explore how such spaces host events of disagreements in migratory culture. The newly coined word “migratory” refers to the sensate traces of the movements of migration that characterize contemporary culture. In other words, movement is not an exceptional occurrence in an otherwise stable world, but a normal, generalized process in a world that cannot be grasped in terms of any given notion of stability. Thus the book offers fresh reflections on art’s power to move people, in the double sense of that verb, and shows how it helps to illuminate migratory culture’s contributions to this process.
The Black Angel
Author: John Connolly
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
To those who have been forsaken, hell has no geography. The Black Angel begins with the disappearance of a young prostitute from one of New York City's seamiest neighborhoods. Like so many tormented souls before her, the girl's mother is inevitably drawn to Charlie Parker's doorstep desperate for redemption and revenge. Despite the danger that his chosen profession imposes on his wife and newborn daughter, Parker knows that the woman and her troubles cannot be ignored. As always, he is driven as much by the evil that simmers in the hidden honeycomb world as he is by the ties of friendship and blood. As Parker gets closer to the girl's captors, he discovers that her disappearance is linked to a church of bones in Eastern Europe, to the slaughter at a French monastery in 1944, and to the myth of an object known as the Black Angel -- an object considered by evil men to be beyond priceless. But the Black Angel is not a legend. It is real. It lives. It dreams. And the mystery of its existence may contain the secret of Parker's own origins.
Author: Sylvia Day
#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Sylvia Day America’s premier author of provocative fiction delivers the first installment of a series set within the inner circle of glamour, sex and privilege. Now an original movie from PassionFlix. The realization that Jax still affected me so strongly was a tough pill to swallow. He’d only been part of my life for five short weeks two years ago. But now he was back. Walking into a deal I’d worked hard to close. And God, he was magnificent. His eyes were a brown so dark they were nearly black. Thickly lashed, they were relentless in their intensity. Had I really thought they were soft and warm? There was nothing soft about Jackson Rutledge. He was a hard and jaded man, cut from a ruthless cloth. In that moment I understood how badly I wanted to unravel the mystery of Jax. Bad enough that I didn’t mind how much it was going to cost me... Originally published in 2013
Author: Barbara Wood
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Two thousand years ago, there was a great bay and a peaceful land filled with sage, citrus trees, and pine. And there was a tribe called the Topaa. Marimi, a healer in her tribe, is unprepared for what fate holds in store for her. Without her knowledge, her actions place her under the watchful, suspicious gaze of a rival...and Marimi's family is placed under a curse that impacts how their legacy unfolds. From prehistoric California to the days of Spanish explorers, from the time of California colonialism to the swashbuckling cowboy days of early Los Angeles and right up to the present day, Scared Ground tells the story of the female descendants of Marimi. It tells of their loves, their betrayals, their loses, their families, and their ruthless ambitions that would forge a new country.
Her Secret Fantasy
Author: Gaelen Foley
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Regency London’s elegant ballrooms mask a daring world of erotic adventure. In this second novel in Gaelen Foley’s Spicy Trilogy, a mysterious beauty with a devastating secret discovers, in the arms of a bold and fearless cavalry officer, passion that breaks all boundaries. Some say the aristocratic Balfour clan is cursed, a once-great family now in slow decline. Graceful Lily Balfour is her family’s last hope, and she has come to London with one goal–to marry a rich man. Her well-laid plans are balked, however, by the irresistible Major Derek Knight, a handsome highborn soldier and adventurer newly returned from India. Hardened by battles on India’s lawless frontiers, Derek is not just a fighter but a skilled and insatiable lover–a master of the Eastern arts of pleasure. Though Derek finds no shortage of willing women in London, it is the untouchable, aloof Lily who haunts him. After one stolen moment, he hungers for nights of sensual abandon to fulfill her fantasies and free her from her self-imposed prison. But he has come to England on a vital mission, and when Lily is pledged to a wealthy man suspected of corruption, Derek must thwart the treachery that ensnares them both–for only then will ecstasy and the sweet promise of her heart be his to claim. From the Paperback edition.
Author: Laura Restrepo
In this remarkably nuanced novel, both a gripping detective story and a passionate, devastating tale of eros and insanity in Colombia, internationally acclaimed author Laura Restrepo delves into the minds of four characters. There's Agustina, a beautiful woman from an upper-class family who is caught in the throes of madness; her husband Aguilar, a man passionately in love with his wife and determined to rescue her from insanity; Agustina's former lover Midas, a drug-trafficker and money-launderer; and Nicolás, Agustina's grandfather. Through the blend of these distinct voices, Restrepo creates a searing portrait of a society battered by war and corruption, as well as an intimate look at the daily lives of people struggling to stay sane in an unstable reality. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Born of Fire
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
In a universe where assassins make the law, everyone lives in fear—except for Syn. Born of an illicit scandal that once rocked a dynasty, he always knew how to survive on the bloodthirsty streets. But that was then, and the future is now... Syn was raised as a tech-thief until his livelihood uncovered a truth that could end his life. He tried to destroy the evidence, and has been on the run ever since. Now trained as an assassin, he allows no one to threaten him. Ever. He is the darkness that swallows his enemies whole. Shahara Dagan is the best bounty hunter in the universe. When Syn comes back on the radar, she's the only one who can bring him to justice. There's only one problem: Syn is a close family friend who's helped out the Dagans countless times. But if she saves him, both of their lives will be on the line. Is Syn's protection worth the risk? The only hope Shahara has is to find the evidence he buried long ago. Now it's kill or be killed—and they, the predators, have just become the hunted... Born of Fire is the second book in bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon's League series.
Tell Me What You Want
Author: Megan Maxwell
In this international bestselling romance by Megan Maxwell, love is the ultimate forbidden pleasure. Getting stuck in an elevator with a flirtatious and charismatic stranger leaves Jude Flores flustered enough--even before she realizes that he's Eric Zimmerman, the powerful billionaire CEO...and her powerfully sexy new boss. Having arrived in Spain to take over his company's office, Eric is clearly interested in more than business. He notices Jude for her brilliance and talent, but it's her humility that excites him the most. Seduced by Eric's attention, Jude accepts his bold invitation into his private life--a series of secret sensual games designed to open Jude up to a world of pleasure she'd only fantasized about. With each clandestine meeting comes Eric's desire to push further. And before long, Jude is falling--helplessly, willingly, and without inhibition. But as their relationship deepens, Jude begins to wonder what other secrets Eric is hiding behind that sexy smile--and how far she's willing to go to find out.
La Cripta Del Angel
Author: Regina Roman
Martin Forrester lleva toda la vida buscando a la mujer de la que se enamoró hace 16 años. Will Bass alimenta un resentimiento oscuro que clama venganza. Anna persigue inutilmente a su único amor. Stella cubre con pinceles y color su terrible soledad. Y Nina... paga con sangre sus pecados.Todos unidos por los terribles acontecimientos del pasado, demasiado ciegos, mientras un asesino apodado "El carnicero de Tribeca", siembra de cadáveres los puentes de Manhattan.Un thriller romántico-erótico más adictivo de lo que podrás soportar. ¿Te van las emociones fuertes?