In the rubble-strewn wasteland of Alphabet City, a squalid tenement conceals a treasure “beyond all imagining”– an immaculately preserved, fifth century codex. The sole repository of ancient Hermetic lore, it contains the alchemical rituals for transforming thought into substance, transmuting matter at will…and attaining eternal life.
When Rose, a sex and pain addicted East Village tattoo artist has a torrid encounter with Martin, a battle-hardened loner, they discover they are unwitting pawns on opposing sides of a battle that has shaped the course of human history.
Today we welcome Karielle Stephanie from ¡Miraculous! as our guest. Some of you may remember Stephanie from her time as a reviewer for us. Her reviews can be seen here. But she also has her own blog that she’d like to tell you about.
Jen: How did you get into blogging?
Stephanie: When I first started ¡Miraculous!, it was a place for me to vent, to write, to blow off the kind of steam any repressed, frustrated, but passionate kid would suffer from.
Something about traveling can bring your blood to the boil: Is it the exotic locales? The chance encounters with attractive strangers? The break from the routine? These nine sizzling tales of love and lust on the move capture a few of these scenarios: A single woman, wandering the dusty corridors of an old bookstore, runs across a book of erotic woodcuts… and a man with like interests.
Alcoholism, sexual addiction, child abuse and the suicide of a parent are the inherited demons plaguing and isolating Joe Taylor even after four years of sobriety and celibacy, trying to drive him back to the wild parties of his youth.
Poverty, abandonment and neglect are Wendy Masten’s inheritance. And one night, in a desperate attempt to reunite with her long-lost sister, Wendy and Joe meet unexpectedly and begin a quest toward freedom and long-lasting love.
A legendary love, an unforgiving curse, and the discovery of a lifetime.
Centuries ago, a vengeful curse buried itself deep into the history of the MacLaoch clan and become a legendary tale told by all those not cursed by its words.
In present-day Scotland, the laird and chieftain of the MacLaoch clan is an ex-Royal Air Force fighter pilot who has been past the gates of hell and returned a changed man.
FRANCESCA MARINELLI MUST ACT NOW… OR FOREVER HOLD HER PEACE.
It might seem like I’m slacking on my duties as a vampire princess, but you can bet your fangs that I’m going to be the best maid of honor ever for Maggie’s Victorian wedding. I want everything to be perfect, even if I have to wear a bustle.
Stories from a Lifetime carries readers through a widely diverse series of life’s peaks and valleys with poignant, clear-eyed vision and understanding that is only gradually gained across the course of a lifetime through endurance and honest appraisal of the emotional rollercoaster that we all ride.
These stories form a welcome, and increasingly rare, honest, grounded, and beautifully written collection that will touch nerves while sympathizing with what it means to be human.
Lucinda “Lucky” Starr only wants one present for Christmas — her boss. Unfortunately, the cool and collected Eric Payne refuses to act on their mutual feelings no matter how much she provokes him.
Then she discovers a mysterious perfume shop and buys a concoction guaranteed to release suppressed emotions. When she uses the essence on Eric, she finds herself spread out on his desk with her skirt up and her panties down.
Imagine that Jane Austen had written the opening line of her satirical novel, Pride and Prejudice, this way: “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a good romp and a good wife — although not necessarily from the same person or from the opposite sex.” In Pride & Prejudice: Hidden Lusts, the entire cast of characters from Austen’s classic are caught with their breeches unbuttoned and their skirts raised high in this rewrite that goes all the way — and then some!
In the small town of Westmore, romance, drama, and suspense follow everyone.
Widow Charlotte Green vowed never to date again, until handsome Detective Bryant comes to her rescue.
Andrew Braxton is a powerful businessman who runs his company and family with an iron fist, which could cost him his wife and son.
After a divorce, Laura Reynolds moves back home, where she plans to start a new life, but her past soon catches up with her.