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Dubious
Author: Charmaine Pauls
Publisher:
ISBN: 1548821500
Pages: 312
Year: 2017-07-11
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Repulsiveness personified, that's me. I own a mirror, and I'm not afraid to look in it. What you see on the surface is a reflection of what runs under my skin. I'm a loan shark. Breaking people is in my blood. The Haynes's were supposed to be a straightforward job. Go in and pull the trigger twice. One bullet for Charlie, one for his sister. But when I saw Valentina, I wanted her. Only, in our world, those who owe us don't get second chances. No way in hell will my mother let her live. So I devised a plan to keep her.It's depraved.It's immoral.It's dubious.It's perfect.Just like her.(DUBIOUS is the first full-length novel in a two-part duet and ends on a cliffhanger. The second book, CONSENT, will be available on 14 November 2017. This is a dark romance with a criminal anti-hero and forced seduction. Reader discretion is advised.)
Consent
Author: Charmaine Pauls
Publisher:
ISBN: 1548824801
Pages: 322
Year: 2017-07-11
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When Gabriel broke down my door, he took over my body and life. Never with force, but always with clever manipulation. He stripped me of my independence, my defenses, and my clothes and turned me into an addict. My addiction is him. Once, I had dreams and a future. Now, I have fears, scars, and insatiable needs. I'm damaged beyond repair, but if I'm to survive the most dangerous man in Johannesburg, I can't allow him to break me, because broken toys are destined for the garbage dump.(CONSENT is the second and final full-length novel in a two-part duet. The first book, DUBIOUS, must be read in order to follow the story. This is a dark romance with a criminal anti-hero and forced seduction. Reader discretion is advised.)
Pyromancist
Author: Charmaine Pauls
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1680460331
Pages: 252
Year: 2015-01-08
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At the same time as mysterious fires commence to rage through Clelia d'Ambois' home village in Brittany, France, she starts sleepwalking. Daughter of a Japanese orphan, Clelia's heritage is riddled with dark secrets that threaten anyone she loves. In a recurring nightmare she sees Josselin, the haunted man who abandoned their village nine years earlier, come for her, but she doesn't know why. All she knows is that she has to run. As fast as she can. Leader of a paranormal crime taskforce, Josselin de Arradon is called back to his hometown with a mission-find and kill the firestarter responsible for Larmor-Baden's blazing destruction. Sensing that Clelia is the key to solving the crime, Josselin kidnaps her to use her as bait. The battle doesn't turn out quite as he expected. Nothing could have prepared him for the truth, or the depth of his desire for his prisoner.
Necromancist
Author: Charmaine Pauls
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1680463217
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FROZEN: A Winter Romance Anthology
Author: Charmaine Pauls, April Marcom, Nancy Pennick, Rhonda Brutt, Nicole Angeleen, Tara Fox Hall, Elena Kane, Marilyn Gardiner
Publisher: Satin Romance
ISBN:
Pages: 392
Year: 2014-10-29
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The Ice Hotel Wedding Test by Charmaine Pauls Jess and Derrick have been together for twelve years. When Jess finally gives Derrick an ultimatum, tie the knot or set her free, he proposes a bizarre test to decide their destiny. Lord of Ice by April Marcom Jack Frost gave his heart to Lilly the day she was born, making her the perfect leverage for a fire spirit whose heart is set on becoming Lord of Ice. Frozen Moments by Nancy Pennick Drew keeps proposing. Kate keeps saying no. It’s their little game. Can the holiday season change that? Kate has lost her best friend, and Drew does his best to cheer her up in this delightful story of love and memories. Frozen With Possibilities by Rhonda Brutt A resort on the shores of Lake Superior in the middle of December was not exactly what Tiffany had in mind for a mid-winter vacation. But when she agreed to accompany her progressive grandmother on this frozen trip, she discovered that life is filled with possibilities, if you only go after them. Frozen Heart Thawing by Nicole Angeleen In the depths of winter, Thomas Everett grudgingly meets his betrothed, Nila Sarvani, the daughter of a powerful sheikh. The passion they share takes them both by surprise, but the ruthlessness of American business threatens to tear them apart. Nila must decide if her dreams can be realized if she allows herself to fall in love. Frozen Dreams by Elena Kane In a world surrounded by snow and magic, Cara finds herself grossly out of place. Ridiculed by all, she lives her life in terror from perpetual bullies until she runs into a stranger in town. Ben is everything she always wanted, but never expected. Better yet, he sees past her differences. Could Ben be her dream come true? Her Frozen Heart by Tara Fox Hall Alaric has always loved the winter season, second only to his love of spells and sorcery. When his beautiful neighbor Cassandra reveals she’s a natural witch, he’s instantly smitten, even as he despairs of attracting her interest. Is there hope for a magical couple who thrive in different seasons? The Thawing of Holly’s Heart by Marilyn Gardiner What happens when a single mother meets an old friend and, despite the conviction that she will never again open her heart to another man, finds herself falling in love?
Scapulimancist
Author: Charmaine Pauls
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1680464108
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Year: 2016-12-16
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Sahara Graham has no idea what she is getting herself into when she uses her forbidden art to protect the near-extinct elephants and their natural habitat in the Knysna forest, South Africa. From the minute she sets foot in the woodcutters' bar, she endangers her life. The gift hunters who would kill for her art are not the only threat. The wood smugglers will sooner murder her than let the National Parks Board ranger stand in their way. Falling for woodcutter and ex-convict, Wayne West, whose farm she is about to reclaim on government order, only further complicates the situation. She has branded Wayne as a traitor with the woodcutters for protecting her, burned down his kitchen, is about to take his land, and if that isn't enough, she is going to cost him his job. Even if they survive her dangerous mission, can Wayne forgive her for taking away the only thing he has left? Can she trust a man convicted of the cruelest of murders?
Chiromancist
Author: Charmaine Pauls
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1680464663
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Year: 2017-04-13
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Bono Black is not part of Cain Jones's taskforce. He's merely their pilot. The minute he walks into a sex club in Amsterdam, he is no longer an outsider to the war on their beautiful target, Sky Val. Bono wants her like he's never wanted anyone, and he's a determined man. The only snags are three major obstacles. One, Sky belongs to the most dangerous sex dealer in the Netherlands who'd see her dead before he lets her go. Two, she's undeniably involved in the murders of a senator and president. Three, Cain has ordered her dead. But time is on Bono's side. Before the team leader slits her throat, they need information on her boss. With the interest Sky has shown in Bono, Cain decides Bono is just the man for the job, and that seduction will be his choice of arms.Life has never been good or kind. From where Sky Val is standing, life looks infinitely bad. Her existence is nothing but physical and emotional torture, but one motivation keeps her going. It is a secret she can't give up on. Bought at the age of sixteen for her forbidden art to manipulate time, Sky's owner constructed the perfect jail to confine her. The invisible chains he put on her are much more effective than a brick and mortar prison. She will do anything her owner or his boss demands, even make the handsome, caring Senegalese pilot, Bono Black fall in love with her. Love is, after all, a woman's best weapon when her mission is to steal a man's secrets.Every wise person knows things aren't always what they seem, but the truth becomes muddled in a war where the good guys suddenly seem bad, and the devil like a savior. In an upside-down world full of dangerous secrets and supernatural powers, many hearts will be broken, but only one team can win. Which one of them will walk away with their secrets and life intact?
The Rapture of the Nerds
Author: Cory Doctorow, Charles Stross
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1429944919
Pages: 352
Year: 2012-09-04
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Welcome to the fractured future, at the dusk of the twenty-first century. Earth has a population of roughly a billion hominids. For the most part, they are happy with their lot, living in a preserve at the bottom of a gravity well. Those who are unhappy have emigrated, joining one or another of the swarming densethinker clades that fog the inner solar system with a dust of molecular machinery so thick that it obscures the sun. The splintery metaconsciousness of the solar-system has largely sworn off its pre-post-human cousins dirtside, but its minds sometimes wander...and when that happens, it casually spams Earth's networks with plans for cataclysmically disruptive technologies that emulsify whole industries, cultures, and spiritual systems. A sane species would ignore these get-evolved-quick schemes, but there's always someone who'll take a bite from the forbidden apple. So until the overminds bore of stirring Earth's anthill, there's Tech Jury Service: random humans, selected arbitrarily, charged with assessing dozens of new inventions and ruling on whether to let them loose. Young Huw, a technophobic, misanthropic Welshman, has been selected for the latest jury, a task he does his best to perform despite an itchy technovirus, the apathy of the proletariat, and a couple of truly awful moments on bathroom floors. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Saletti Blood
Author: Vana V
Publisher: Createspace Indie Pub Platform
ISBN: 1461099889
Pages: 464
Year: 2011-02-18
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Ayana and Novella Lachlan are identical twin sisters, living in Italy with their mother and military stepfather. Having never been separated their entire lives, they're forced to make the choice of staying together or going their separate ways when their mother decides to return to the United States. Ayana, having met the Italian man of her dreams who happens to be the policeman she assaulted outside a nightclub, can't bear the idea of leaving him and chooses to remain in Italy. Novella, thinking neither of them should stay, chooses to join their mother in Miami. Ayana warns her not to go. Paladio Hijuelos, fresh from a South American prison where he's been beaten and tortured for three years, returns to Miami and finds the lovely and young Novella. He can't help the obsession he has for her and begins to turn her entire world upside down. Vincenzo Saletti, from a powerful and feared family in Bologna, learns his baby brother is missing and must find what happened to him. What he finds is a tragedy, and the wrong girl caught up in it. Will his family give the order to end her life, or will they find a reason to spare her? WARNING: disturbing situations, violence, and abuse

Man

Man
Author: Charmaine Pauls
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1680465341
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Year: 2017-09-12
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Olivia Reid¿s death has always been in the cards. When a man starts stalking her, he brings her pleasure instead of murder. He wants more than her orgasms. He seems to want her very mind. By giving him one thought every night, she manages to push forward the deadline of her extinction. But for how long can she buy her life before her mind is empty, and her stalker has what he wants?Cain Jones is the leader of a paranormal crime taskforce dedicated to protecting mankind from the revival of evil and the dawning of a second Dark Age. The team under his command uses their seven forbidden arts secretively to fight their archenemy, Godfrey Reid, a man who is set on turning immortal and wiping out the human race. Fighting battle after battle, Cain makes a breakthrough when he locates his opponent¿s weakness¿Mrs. Olivia Reid. She¿s his only link to Godfrey, and his only chance at accomplishing his mission. He¿ll break her if he has to. He¿ll even steal her thoughts. As the investigation progresses Cain has to face a truth he doesn¿t want to admit. He has an ulterior motive for personally keeping an eye on his enemy¿s dwellings. Watching Olivia sleep, Cain soon becomes as obsessed with his archenemy¿s woman as with killing Godfrey. She¿s everything he¿s ever wanted. But will she forgive him for killing her husband?Man is the ninth and final book in the Seven Forbidden Arts paranormal erotic romance series, but also reads as a standalone. This book contains graphic language and sexual scenes. Reader discretion is advised.
Loving the Enemy
Author: Charmaine Pauls
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1545499713
Pages: 220
Year: 2017-04-21
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With a price on her head, Lily shouldn't trust anyone, especially not the stranger who saves her. Lily is on the run for her father's sins. Having escaped a brutal attack on her home that left her dad's small army and her beloved nana dead, she finds a job and a cheap room in Camps Bay, South Africa. When the men from Sky Communications track her down, she is forced to flee again. This time, Lily ends up homeless, alone on a bench under a brewing winter storm in a violent city. It is a lucky coincidence that Jacob appears through the mist just before a gang finds her in the dark, deserted park. Or is it? After offering Lily shelter for the night, Jacob's flat is destroyed in an explosion. With Jacob's help, Lily tries to locate her father in search of his protection. In a whirlwind escapade from Africa to France, danger always a step behind, Lily learns about desire, love, survival, and trust. Eventually, she will also learn the truth about the savior to whom she gave her virginity and her heart. * This book contains consummated love scenes and explicit language. Reader discretion is advised.
Loan Sharks
Author: Charles R. Geisst
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 0815729014
Pages: 401
Year: 2017-04-04
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Predatory lending: A problem rooted in the past that continues today. Looking for an investment return that could exceed 500 percent annually; maybe even twice that much? Private, unregulated lending to high-risk borrowers is the answer, or at least it was in the United States for much of the period from the Civil War to the onset of the early decades of the twentieth century. Newspapers called the practice “loan sharking” because lenders employed the same ruthlessness as the great predators in the ocean. Slowly state and federal governments adopted laws and regulations curtailing the practice, but organized crime continued to operate much of the business. In the end, lending to high-margin investors contributed directly to the Wall Street crash of 1929. Loan Sharks is the first history of predatory lending in the United States. It traces the origins of modern consumer lending to such older practices as salary buying and hidden interest charges. Yet, as Geisst shows, no-holds barred loan sharking is not a thing of the past. Many current lending practices employed today by credit card companies, payday lenders, and providers of consumer loans would have been easily recognizable at the end of the nineteenth century. Geisst demonstrates the still prevalent custom of lenders charging high interest rates, especially to risky borrowers, despite attempts to control the practice by individual states. Usury and loan sharking have not disappeared a century and a half after the predatory practices first raised public concern.
Aeromancist
Author: Charmaine Pauls
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1680461230
Pages: 228
Year: 2015-06-16
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All he could offer was thirty days of passion. He condemned her to death instead. Now he'll do everything in his power to save her. He is known as the Weatherman. Lann Drean is the last of his kind. A price on his head, chased for a power he should not possess, all he can offer Katherine White is thirty days of passion. But his uncontainable desire comes with an unforeseen cost - at the end of their thirty-day contract, Lann learns that his lust will cost Kat her life. Now he will do anything to save her from the fate he has brought upon her."
Tiger-lilies
Author: Sidney Lanier
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 252
Year: 1867
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Drink
Author: Iain Gately
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440631263
Pages: 560
Year: 2008-07-03
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A spirited look at the history of alcohol, from the dawn of civilization to the modern day Alcohol is a fundamental part of Western culture. We have been drinking as long as we have been human, and for better or worse, alcohol has shaped our civilization. Drink investigates the history of this Jekyll and Hyde of fluids, tracing mankind's love/hate relationship with alcohol from ancient Egypt to the present day. Drink further documents the contribution of alcohol to the birth and growth of the United States, taking in the War of Independence, the Pennsylvania Whiskey revolt, the slave trade, and the failed experiment of national Prohibition. Finally, it provides a history of the world's most famous drinks-and the world's most famous drinkers. Packed with trivia and colorful characters, Drink amounts to an intoxicating history of the world.

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