Le premier amour reste le plus grand interdit. Il me soulève soudain entre ses bras comme si je ne pesais rien. Je pose une main sur son biceps gonflé par l’effort. Aucun homme ne m’a jamais fait ce coup. Ça a un côté très primitif et en même temps, je me sens complètement en sécurité, comme quand nous étions sur le jet-ski. Je ne le lâche pas des yeux tandis qu’il me dépose sur le matelas. – Enlève ton T-shirt. Ma demande semble d’abord le surprendre, puis il m’adresse un clin d’œil. Il se redresse face à moi et lentement, très, très lentement, entreprend de remonter le tissu le long de son estomac plat et bronzé. Un strip-tease ? Je veux ! Je m’allonge confortablement contre les oreillers, mains croisées derrière la nuque, pour profiter du spectacle. Mon corps réagit déjà : les pointes de mes seins se dressent sous le tissu de ma robe et une chaleur subite monte entre mes cuisses. J’humecte du bout de la langue mes lèvres sèches. Josh me sourit, narquois. Ses doigts quittent le bord de son T-shirt pour suivre le vol des mouettes sur son bras. La manche glisse à son tour tandis que j’écarquille les yeux. Comme je m’en doutais, le vol se poursuit sur son torse… jusqu’au cœur tatoué par-dessus le sien. Hypnotisée, j’avance la main pour le toucher. Mes doigts caressent sa peau chaude et je perçois les battements de son cœur à travers ma paume. Boum-boum, boum-boum, boum-boum… juste un peu trop vite, à un rythme qui est celui du désir. *** A son arrivée en Californie, Carrie a deux objectifs : survivre au remariage imminent de sa mère, qu’elle n’a pas vue depuis des années, et profiter de la vie d’étudiante insouciante ! Et justement, la veille de la cérémonie, elle succombe au charme de Josh, motard tatoué au sourire foudroyant. Pas de promesse, pas d'engagement, seulement un moment magique avec un amant incroyable ! Il n’y a qu’un détail qui coince : Josh est le fils de son nouveau beau-père. Donc son frère par alliance. Et leurs parents sont décidés à former une grande et belle famille. Entre passion, sentiments et secrets, les deux amants devront lutter pour défendre leur bonheur. Pour le meilleur... et pour le pire ! *** Plongez dans cette histoire intégrale avec Carrie et Josh !
Amants de nuit, adversaires de jour ! Camélia arrive à New York avec un seul objectif : remporter l’émission Keep Calm and Cook ! , un concours international de cuisine. Le premier prix pourrait lui permettre d’ouvrir son propre restaurant, et d’oublier son passé douloureux en France. Camélia a tout prévu… sauf Alessandro. Bad boy, motard, cuisinier de génie, il est aussi arrogant qu’irrésistible. Et surtout, il pourrait faire voler en éclats toutes ses certitudes ! Sous l’œil impitoyable des caméras, entre secrets et mensonges, sexe et sentiments forment un cocktail explosif ! Venez savourer cette histoire intégrale aux dialogues épicés !
Le goût des interdits
Author: Liv Stone, Juliette Duval, Lucy K. Jones
Publisher: Editions addictives
C’est l’homme de ses rêves. Elle ne doit pas y toucher, tout le lui interdit. Et pourtant… Ce pack contient les 1ers volumes des séries Addictives suivantes : - Sex & lies de Liv Stone - Bad Games de Juliette Duval - Secrets interdits - Bad Secrets de Lucy K. Jones Les histoires contenues dans ce coffret peuvent être lues indépendamment
Irrésistible, moqueur, charmeur, mais totalement infernal… Assistante de production ? Sur un tournage en Ecosse ? Amy signe sans hésiter ! Elle a rêvé toute sa vie de percer dans ce milieu, et elle est prête à relever tous les défis. Il y a juste un imprévu qu’elle ne peut pas contrôler : Alistair. Irrésistible, moqueur et charmeur, le cascadeur la trouble… et la rend complètement folle ! Il n’obéit à aucune règle, et n’a pas peur de ses désirs, surtout en ce qui concerne Amy. Entre secrets et passion, elle n’est pas au bout de ses surprises ! Retrouvez l’univers addictif de Clara Oz dans cette histoire intégrale !
The Immortal Game
Author: David Shenk
Publisher: Anchor Canada
A surprising, charming, and ever-fascinating history of the seemingly simple game that has had a profound effect on societies the world over. Why has one game, alone among the thousands of games invented and played throughout human history, not only survived but thrived within every culture it has touched? What is it about its thirty-two figurative pieces, moving about its sixty-four black and white squares according to very simple rules, that has captivated people for nearly 1,500 years? Why has it driven some of its greatest players into paranoia and madness, and yet is hailed as a remarkably powerful intellectual tool? Nearly everyone has played chess at some point in their lives. Its rules and pieces have served as a metaphor for society, influencing military strategy, mathematics, artificial intelligence, and literature and the arts. It has been condemned as the devil’s game by popes, rabbis, and imams, and lauded as a guide to proper living by other popes, rabbis, and imams. Marcel Duchamp was so absorbed in the game that he ignored his wife on their honeymoon. Caliph Muhammad al-Amin lost his throne (and his head) trying to checkmate a courtier. Ben Franklin used the game as a cover for secret diplomacy.In his wide-ranging and ever-fascinating examination of chess, David Shenk gleefully unearths the hidden history of a game that seems so simple yet contains infinity. From its invention somewhere in India around 500 A.D., to its enthusiastic adoption by the Persians and its spread by Islamic warriors, to its remarkable use as a moral guide in the Middle Ages and its political utility in the Enlightenment, to its crucial importance in the birth of cognitive science and its key role in the aesthetic of modernism in twentieth-century art, to its twenty-first-century importance in the development of artificial intelligence and use as a teaching tool in inner-city America, chess has been a remarkably omnipresent factor in the development of civilization. Indeed, as Shenk shows, some neuroscientists believe that playing chess may actually alter the structure of the brain, that it may be for individuals what it has been for civilization: a virus that makes us smarter. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Masters of Doom
Author: David Kushner
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Presents a dual biography of John Carmack and John Romero, the creators of the video games Doom and Quake, assessing the impact of their creation on American pop culture and revealing how their success eventually destroyed their relationship.
Author: Sally Green
“An enthralling fantasy in the Harry Potter tradition.”— Time magazine “A bewitching new thriller.” — The Wall Street Journal In modern-day England, witches live alongside humans: White witches, who are good; Black witches, who are evil; and sixteen-year-old Nathan, who is both. Nathan’s father is the world’s most powerful and cruel Black witch, and his mother is dead. He is hunted from all sides. Trapped in a cage, beaten and handcuffed, Nathan must escape before his seventeenth birthday, at which point he will receive three gifts from his father and come into his own as a witch—or else he will die. But how can Nathan find his father when his every action is tracked, when there is no one safe to trust—not even family, not even the girl he loves? In the tradition of Patrick Ness and Markus Zusak, Half Bad is a gripping tale of alienation and the indomitable will to survive, a story that will grab hold of you and not let go until the very last page. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Starting with its humble beginnings in the 1950's and ending with its swan-song, the Dreamcast, in the early 2000’s, this is the complete history of Sega as a console maker. Before home computers and video game consoles, before the internet and social networking, and before motion controls and smartphones, there was Sega. Destined to fade into obscurity over time, Sega would help revolutionize and change video games, computers and how we interact with them, and the internet as we know it. Riding the cutting edge of technology at every step, only to rise too close to the sun and plummet, Sega would eventually change the face of entertainment, but it’s the story of how it got there that’s all the fun. So take a ride, experience history, and enjoy learning about one of the greatest and most influential companies of all time. Complete with system specifications, feature and marketing descriptions, unusual factoids, almost 300 images, and now enhanced Europe specific details, exclusive interviews, and more make this the definitive history of Sega available. Read and learn about the company that holds a special place in every gamer’s heart. Funded on Kickstarter.
Coffee, Sex and Law
Author: Avril Rose
Publisher: Addictive Publishing
Enemies or lovers? Liam, a successful young lawyer, is allergic to love. He’s always between business trips and, devastated by a dark secret, he has put a lock on his heart. That’s the way he likes it. But when he crosses paths with Zoe, all his principles fly out the window. Zoe is the opposite of his usual conquests: natural, funny, impetuous... and she has no plans to make room in her life for a man. *** I watch her delicate hands work over my torso, becoming intoxicated by her scent rising to meet me from her neck. “I’m so sorry,” she insists, now scrubbing the fabric with concentration, taking breaks to dab her forehead with her arm. She’s damaging my designer shirt. Instead of pointing that out to her, I observe her every movement. I surprise her a few times as she nibbles her thumb. A habit that reveals how nervous she actually is. “I’ll pay for the dry cleaning, of course. And free coffee for a week.” I don't reply. I resist the temptation to run my hand through her long, silky hair. I find her beautiful: her fragility, embarrassment, simplicity. “A month?” she offers, obviously worried by my silence. “It’s fine for the coffee. A week and we’re even,” I reassure her. "For the dry cleaning, I'll take care of it. Don’t worry about the clothes. It could happen to anyone.” She stops and looks at me, smiling, relieved by my pacifist reaction. “I think your shirt is ruined,” she announces, nibbling her lower lip. “Yeah, I think you’re right about that!” I agree, laughing. I’m speechless when she starts working on my pants, kneeling down between my legs. Is this a joke? I thought this kind of thing only happened in movies!
Except there’s nothing funny about the position. On the contrary. The pressure she’s putting on my crotch awakens sensations in my entire body. My imagination becomes quickly uncontrollable. I want her. Forbidden thoughts start to creep into my mind. To touch her. Caress her. Kiss her. She suddenly stops, as if she had heard my inappropriate thoughts. Time stands still for a second, and the noise of the café customers dies down. Here we are, the two of us, completely isolated from the rest of the world. *** After the success of Challenge Me, Avril Rose is back with a funny and touching romance told by two distinct voices. Love, Law, and Lattes: A brewing romance, Avril Rose, complete novel
Inside the Games You Grew Up with but Never Forgot With all the whiz, bang, pop, and shimmer of a glowing arcade. The Ultimate History of Video Games reveals everything you ever wanted to know and more about the unforgettable games that changed the world, the visionaries who made them, and the fanatics who played them. From the arcade to television and from the PC to the handheld device, video games have entraced kids at heart for nearly 30 years. And author and gaming historian Steven L. Kent has been there to record the craze from the very beginning. This engrossing book tells the incredible tale of how this backroom novelty transformed into a cultural phenomenon. Through meticulous research and personal interviews with hundreds of industry luminaries, you'll read firsthand accounts of how yesterday's games like Space Invaders, Centipede, and Pac-Man helped create an arcade culture that defined a generation, and how today's empires like Sony, Nintendo, and Electronic Arts have galvanized a multibillion-dollar industry and a new generation of games. Inside, you'll discover: ·The video game that saved Nintendo from bankruptcy ·The serendipitous story of Pac-Man's design ·The misstep that helped topple Atari's $2 billion-a-year empire ·The coin shortage caused by Space Invaders ·The fascinating reasons behind the rise, fall, and rebirth of Sega ·And much more! Entertaining, addictive, and as mesmerizing as the games it chronicles, this book is a must-have for anyone who's ever touched a joystick. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The world of Akbar is in grave danger; Ramor, the cursed god, is about to be set free and spread unending chaos! The witch Mara can bind him to his prison, a conch shell, but she needs something special¡ the legendary Time Bird. She charges her daughter, Pelisse, with enlisting the help of the ageing warrior Bragon, and together they set out on a quest to save the world! But all is not as it seems ¨C Bragon is an old flame of Mara¡¯s and Pelisse has never met her father¡ With a fantastical twist, The Quest of the Time Bird is an epic journey through a magical realm of monsters, mysticism and mayhem.
The Mental Game of Poker
Author: Jared Tendler, Barry Carter
Publisher: Jared Tendler LLC
My Favorite Mistake
Author: Chelsea M. Cameron
Publisher: HQN Books
Afraid of getting her heart broken, Taylor Caldwell is intent on getting rid of new roommate Hunter Zaccadelli before she falls in love with him, but her determination gives way to desire as they begin to share secrets and romance.
As if loving a jerk wasn't hard enough. When he's your brother . . . it's almost illegal. *** I met my worst enemy when I was fifteen years old. Except Tristan Quinn is also my dad's new wife's son. And that makes him my stepbrother. It's been war since day one. And we've never had to spend two months under the same roof until now. At eighteen, the king of morons has come back from boarding school where he was sent away a few years ago. With his diploma in hand, his eyes bluer than ever and that unbearable smile I want to smack off his handsome face. Or kiss to shut him up. For Liv and Tristan, it's a waiting game. Who will hold out the longest . . . before committing murder? Or worse, before falling desperately in love? Discover Forbidden Games, the new series from Emma Green, who brought you The Billionaire's Desires, Dominated by a Billionaire, Call me Baby, Call me Bitch and Bliss, number 1 in e-book sales!
Author: Roger Godement
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Functions in R and C, including the theory of Fourier series, Fourier integrals and part of that of holomorphic functions, form the focal topic of these two volumes. Based on a course given by the author to large audiences at Paris VII University for many years, the exposition proceeds somewhat nonlinearly, blending rigorous mathematics skilfully with didactical and historical considerations. It sets out to illustrate the variety of possible approaches to the main results, in order to initiate the reader to methods, the underlying reasoning, and fundamental ideas. It is suitable for both teaching and self-study. In his familiar, personal style, the author emphasizes ideas over calculations and, avoiding the condensed style frequently found in textbooks, explains these ideas without parsimony of words. The French edition in four volumes, published from 1998, has met with resounding success: the first two volumes are now available in English.