Em wished he could take her to bed now, make gentle love to her, then hold her in his strong arms while she slept, but her stomach growled in protest.
Author: Cathryn Hein
Publisher: Cathryn Hein
Welcome to Levenham, a small town that’s big on heart, hope and happiness. If you like ruggedly rural heroes, smart heroines, colourful local characters and plenty of romance, this is your home. Three complete stories. Book 1: ROCKING HORSE HILL Who do you trust when a stranger threatens to tear your family apart? When Emily Wallace-Jones’s brother arrives home with a secretive new fiancée, Em is determined not to treat Felicity with the same teenage snobbery that tore apart her relationship with her first love, Josh Sinclair. A man who has now sauntered sexily back into Em’s life and given her a chance for redemption. But as Felicity settles in, suspicions are raised about her intentions toward Em’s beloved Rocking Horse Hill. Though worried for her future, Em sides with her brother and Felicity, until a near tragedy sets in motion a chain of events that will change the family forever. Book 2: SUMMER AND THE GROOMSMAN It’s Levenham’s wedding of the year but unlucky-in-love Harry Argyle has more on his mind than being groomsman. After nearly colliding with horse while driving home to the family farm, Harry Argyle comes face-to-face with its pretty owner, Summer Taylor, and doesn’t hold back his annoyance. But that has nothing on the horror they both feel when Harry’s wedding party books a session at the day spa where Summer works and they find themselves paired. Realising he’s over-reacted, Harry vows to set things right but Summer isn’t about to easily forgive the man who called her horse stupid. Can these two find love or will Summer’s wayward horse put his hoof in it again? Book 3: SANTA AND THE SADDLER He’s found the girl of his dreams, but she’s just passing through. Can he turn fleeting Christmas magic into forever? Windmill fabricator Danny Burroughs doesn’t have time to wait at the local saddler—no matter how pretty the girl behind the counter—he’s juggling two jobs as it is. But his little sister has her heart set on a unique piece of saddlery for Christmas and he can’t let her down. When super-cute Danny arrives at the saddlery Beth Wells is temporarily managing after midnight wearing a Santa suit, a broad grin and pleading she make his sister’s present, Beth makes a deal—she will take the order in exchange for Danny’s help. Except this flirty Santa’s idea of helping involves more than stacking shelves, and their smouldering attraction soon becomes a blaze. Will these two chance-met strangers find the courage to gamble on their love? Or will Danny’s dream girl leave nothing behind but a sweet Christmas memory?
She smiled on him with such love, this man of hers, this scholarly gentle man who had met and married her when she was in service, keeping house for three ...
Author: Marie Joseph
Publisher: Random House
Here in a specially chosen edition are three of Marie Joseph's best-loved novels. GEMINI GIRLS: Libby and Carrie were more than sisters. Mirror images, they were different sides of the same heart, impossible to separate or divide. Until they both fell in love with Tom. FOOTSTEPS IN THE PARK: The Lancashire town was divided between the haves and the have-nots, between mill-owning Boltons and mill-working Armstrongs. But Dorothy Bolton was determined to cross the chasm and risk everything for the love of Stanley Armstrong ... MAGGIE CRAIG At the turn of the century the North of England was a harsh, bleak world - where joy and love were words in someone else's book. Strong-willed and beautiful, Maggie Craig flew in the face of that world ... and found that her passion was to cost her dearly all her life.
Gentle. Kind. Or at least as sweet, gentle and kind as the Angel of Death could possibly be when not in his fearsome Grim Reaper aspect.
Author: Anna Erishkigal
Publisher: Seraphim Press
…for who would love Death? Azrael Thanatos wants nothing more than to follow in the footsteps of his scientist mother. Sent to study humans on a wager between the Eternal Emperor and Shay'tan, he has no idea that Earth is gateway to a fiery prison. Far from home, he is befriended by Elissar, a precocious child with silver eyes. When Moloch instigates the invasion of Carthage to escape, Azrael sacrifices his life to snatch his friend from the Devourer of Children's maw. Saved by a mysterious goddess, Azrael is given a new mission. Watchman. Roaming the Earth without shape or form, he reaps those who would help Moloch escape and drags them to Gehenna, a prison to which only Lucifer holds the key. It's a hellish immortality, for who wants to serve alongside the Fallen or exist when no living creature can survive your touch. Haunted by Elissar's death, he despairs of never finding love or friendship as time grinds civilizations into dust. For who would love Death? Then one day a child takes his hand and lives… Life for Elisabeth is not easy. The Angel of Death took her entire family the night a drunk driver plowed through a stop sign and left her in a wheel chair. Azrael is forbidden to interfere as she bounces through foster homes, hardship and grueling rehabilitation. Then one day he is forced to reveal he is not a figment of her imagination. Oh, how she hates this angel who has taken everyone she has ever loved! The invasion of Iraq inspires her to join the Army as a trauma nurse, unaware that Death has fallen in love with the woman who can defeat him. Will she take his hand a second time? * Omnibus Edition contains: —Angel of Death —Angel of Death: A Love Story * Children of the Fallen is a new paranormal fantasy series set in the 'Sword of the Gods' universe, taking place in the modern day. * Keywords: Azrael, Archangel Azrael, Thanatos, Angel of Death, angel, angels, fallen angels, fallen angel books, fallen angel series, fallen series, fallen, Lucifer, Luciferi, Lucifer Morningstar, morningstar, guardian angel, guardian angels, angel fantasy, angels and demons, angels & demons, angel romance, angel romance books, books about angels, demon, demons, books about demons, archangels, Carthage, Moloch, devil, nature of evil, romance, what to read after the sandman, nurse, nurse romance, military nurse, trauma nurse, military trauma nurse, Iraq war, Afghanistan, what to read after memnoch the devil, military science fiction, military romance, soldier romance, Malat al-Maut, valley of Jehoshaphat, Gehenna, hell, hellmouth, forgiveness, orphan, orphaned children, orphaned child, what to read after immortal rider, foster child, foster care, foster care abuse, abuse in foster care, paralysis, wheelchair, rehabilitation, set in Chicago, discrimination, disabled child, disabled soldier, disabled nurse, defeat death, second chance, second chances, reincarnation,
After fifteen minutes of the most gentle love-making she'd ever received from him, they'd dried off and slipped into his bed. Although sleep had evaded them ...
Author: Dianna Hardy
Publisher: Bitten Fruit Books / Satin Smoke Press
Werewolves living in the Surrey Hills battle with deadly family secrets, an unforgiving ancient mythology, and monsters - human and created - striving for species dominance. One hell of a storm is coming. When all hangs in the balance, what do you sacrifice for the future you want? Emotional, humorous and highly erotic in places, this is dark paranormal fantasy, not for the faint of heart.
Author: Douglas Christian LarsenPublish On: 2017-01-06
Making gentle love in the evenings. Sleeping wrapped together as one being. Stacey had almost requested further deceptions, such as gaining weight, ...
Author: Douglas Christian Larsen
Omnibus 2: Saturn's Rings. Episodes 29-56. Reality, what a concept. Is life a puppet show and are we nothing but puppets? Could we really be living in a computer simulation? Through the ages, the conundrum of Reality has messed with the collective consciousness of humanity. The Allegory of Plato's Cave down through the ages to The Matrix. A chance meeting in the park leads two strangers to discover strange connections between themselves and the world, and in truth both had felt that perhaps there was something not quite right with the world, something different. They have both noticed improbable coincidences popping up in their lives, at an almost alarming regularity, and now, meeting, they witness strange signs in the heavens, and find themselves on a bizarre path that will make them question their very reality, and the reality of the world about them, and the universe itself. Do we live in a computer simulation?
OMNIBUS. To see my love suffices me. —Ballades in Blue China SOME men to carriages aspire; On some the costly hansoms wait; Some seek a fly, on job or hire; ...
Author: Amy Levy
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Amy Judith Levy (1861–1889) was a British poet, novelist, and essayist. She was notably the first Jewish woman to study at Cambridge university, and she became well-known for her feminist positions as well as her romantic relationships with both male and female political and literature figures. This book contains a collection of some of Levy's best and most famous poems. Levy suffered with major depression, growing worse as she got closer to her 30s and becoming aware of her growing deafness. Although showing such talents at a young age, Levy took her own life 2 months before her 28th birthday. This collection looks into the mind of this struggling poet and perhaps her final poetic thoughts and struggles with depression. Contents includes: “A Wall Flower”, “The First Extra”, “At a Dinner Party”, “Philosophy”, “A Game of Lawn Tennis”, “To E”, “A London Plane-Tree”, “London in July.”, “A March Day in London”, “Ballade of an Omnibus”, “Ballade of a Special Edition”, “Straw in the Street”, “Between the Showers”, “Out of Town”, “The Piano-Organ”, “London Poets”, and “The Village Garden”. A fantastic collection of classic poetry that deserves a place in every bookshelf. Other works by this author include: “Xantippe and Other Verse” (1881), “The Romance of a Shop” (1888), and “Miss Meredith” (1889). As part of our poetry imprint "Ragged Hand" Read & Co. is proudly publishing this brand new collection of classic poetry complete with an introductory biography of the author by Richard Garnett.
"I love you too, Jim." Closely entwined, they left the ancient chapel. They stepped outside into the open. The sun was shining and a gentle wind was blowing ...
Author: Alfred Bekker
5 Tales of Mystery And Love: Five Books Omnibus Summer 2018 This omnibus includes the following Books: Alfred Bekker (Leslie Garber): The Tomb of the Pale Lord Alfred Bekker (Leslie Garber): The Eerie Castle Alfred Bekker (Leslie Garber): House of Uncanny Shadows Alfred Bekker (Leslie Garber): Mistress of the Crows Alfred Bekker (Leslie Garber): The Moon Witch Dark rituals between monastery walls and a cruel moon cult - a young woman sees to bring light into the darkness and gets to feel the powers of the moon-witch and has to fight for her love.
I daresay men don't love them. Are hares fierce?” “No,” I said. “A hare is a sweet, gentle, timid animal—almost as gentle as a lamb.” “But, if men love ...
Author: Lewis Carroll
Complete fictional writings of Lewis Carroll with 285 original illustrations. The collection comes with inline tables of contents and links after each text/chapter which lead back to the respective tables. -------------------------- Contents: Novels " Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. (Illustrated by John Tenniel) " Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There. (Illustrated by John Tenniel) " Sylvie and Bruno. (Illustrated by Harry Furniss) " Sylvie and Bruno Concluded. (Illustrated by Harry Furniss) Stories " A Tangled Tale. (Illustrated by Arthur B. Frost) " Bruno's Revenge and Other Stories. " What the Tortoise Said to Achilles. Poems " Early Verse. " Puzzles from Wonderland. " Prologues to Plays. " Rhyme? And Reason? (Illustrated by Arthur B. Frost & Henry Holiday) " College Rhymes and Notes by an Oxford Chiel. " Acrostics, Inscriptions and Other Verses. " Three Sunsets and Other Poems. (Illustrated by E. Gertrude Thomson)
... they had a she'pan who had taken them from the gentle she'pan who had ... time with the gentle Kath than with Sen-caste, to love rather than to be wise.
Author: C. J. Cherryh
All three books in C.J. Cherryh's epic The Faded Sun trilogy, Kesrith, Shon'jir, and Kutath, collected in one volume. They were the mri—tall, secretive, bound by honor and the rigid dictates of their society. For aeons this golden-skinned, golden-eyed race had provided the universe mercenary soldiers of almost unimaginable ability. But now the mri have faced an enemy unlike any other—an enemy whose only way of war is widespread destruction. These "humans" are mass fighters, creatures of the herb, and the mri have been slaughtered like animals. Now, in the aftermath of war, the mri face extinction. It will be up to three individuals to save whatever remains of this devastated race: a warrior—one of the last survivors of his kind; a priestess of this honorable people; and a lone human—a man sworn to aid the enemy of his own kind. Can they retrace the galaxy-wide path of this nomadic race back through millennia to reclaim the ancient world that first gave them life?
H. P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Katherine Mansfield, ... He possessed himself of her gloved hand and gave her a gentle tug.
Author: H. P. Lovecraft
Publisher: Tacet Books
This book contains 350 short stories from 50 classic, prize-winning and noteworthy authors. Wisely chosen by the literary critic August Nemo for the book series 7 Best Short Stories, this omnibus contains the stories of the following writers: - H.P. Lovecraft, - Edgar Allan Poe, - Arthur Conan Doyle, - Katherine Mansfield, - Jack London, - Guy de Maupassant, - Virginia Woolf, F. - Scott Fitzgerald, - Edith Wharton, - Stephen Crane, - Susan Glaspell, - Kate Chopin, - Laura E. Richards, - Alice Dunbar-Nelson, - Louisa May Alcott, - Hans Christian Andersen, - Charles Dickens, - Nathaniel Hawthorne, - Henry James, - Mark Twain, - Charlotte Perkins, - Elizabeth Gaskell, - Herman Melville, - James Joyce, - Leo Tolstoy, - Nikolai Gogol, - Anton Chekhov, - Fyodor Dostoevsky, - Maxim Gorky, - Leonid Andreyev, - Ivan Turgenev, - Joseph Conrad, - Aleksander Pushkin, - Robert Louis Stevenson, - Robert E. Howard, - G. K. Chesterton, - Edgar Wallace, - Arthur Machen, - Ambrose Bierce, - Talbot Mundy, - Abraham Merritt, - Zane Grey, - Edgar Rice Burroughs, - Oscar Wilde, - Rudyard Kipling, - E.T.A. Hoffman, - Bram Stoker, - H.G. Wells, - Franz Kafta - Washington Irving.
He looked up, startled, when he heard a gentle laugh. 'Oh, Jondalar. But you fell in love. You love me, don't you? Don't you understand?
Author: Jean M. Auel
Publisher: Hachette UK
A true publishing phenomenon, Jean M. Auel's prehistoric odyssey is one of the best-loved sagas of our time. Leave 21st century London and go back to Ice Age Europe. Follow Ayla, a Cro-Magnon child who loses her parents in an earthquake and is adopted by a tribe of Neanderthal, the Clan. See how the Clan's wary suspicion is gradually transformed into acceptance of this girl, so different from them, under the guidance of its medicine woman Iza and its wise holy man Creb. Immerse yourself in a world dictated by the demands of survival in a hostile environment, and be swept away in an epic tale of love, identity and struggle. All six parts of the legendary Earth's Children® series are brought together in this eBook omnibus THE CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR THE VALLEY OF HORSES THE MAMMOTH HUNTERS THE PLAINS OF PASSAGE THE SHELTERS OF STONE THE LAND OF PAINTED CAVES Jean Auel combines her brilliant narrative skills and appealing characters with a remarkable re-creation of the way life was lived thousands of years ago, rendering the terrain, dwelling places, longings, beliefs, creativity and daily lives of Ice Age Europeans as real to the reader as today's news. 'Among modern epic spinners, Auel has few peers.' - Kirkus Reviews
The love I tasted in his blood was so strong it made my heart ache with ... "I love you so much," I said, placing a gentle kiss on his lips.
Author: RaShelle Workman
Publisher: Polished Pen Press Corporation
Category: Young Adult Fiction
From the bestselling Seven Magics Academy World comes a reimagined fairy tale omnibus like no other. More than 2300 pages! 10 full-length books filled with vampires, magic, dragons, gargoyles, and more. Get your copy today. ♥ ✓ #1 in Paranormal Fantasy ✓ #1 in Teen Romance ✓ #1 in Fairy Tales & Folklore __________ Within these pages you'll encounter a wicked queen with a blood-sucking request. A fairy godmother with a deadly ultimatum. There is also a genie desperate to do anything for the vampire he loves. Plus, so much more! This omnibus includes: Blood and Snow Fate and Magic Queen of the Vampires Deadly Witch Royal Witch Vampire Llies Vampire Secrets Vampires & Gargoyles Vampires & Dragons Vampire Magics
I try not to giggle at their gentle bickering. 'I'd love one,' I say, eyeing it up. Not only could I do with a drink, but I could attempt to ply Will with ...
Author: Anna Bell
Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.
THREE BOOKS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE. Stay in with a selection of three of Anna Bell's cosy, laugh-out-loud stories, in one volume for the first time! THE BUCKET LIST TO MEND A BROKEN HEART Abi's barely left her bed since Joseph, the love of her life, dumped her, saying they were incompatible. When Joseph leaves a box of her possessions on her doorstep, she finds a bucket list of ten things she never knew he wanted to do. Will completing the action-packed list - no easy challenge for the naturally timid Abi - be the way to win back her man? Or might Abi just have a surprise in store . . . ? THE GOOD GIRLFRIEND'S GUIDE TO GETTING EVEN When Lexi's sport-mad boyfriend Will skips her friend's wedding to watch football - after pretending to have food poisoning - it might just be the final whistle for their relationship. But fed up of just getting mad, Lexi decides to even the score. And, when a couple of lost tickets and an 'accidentally' broken television lead to them spending extra time together, she's delighted to realise that revenge might be the best thing that's happened to their relationship. And if her clever acts of sabotage prove to be a popular subject for her blog, what harm can that do? It's not as if he'll ever find out . . . IT STARTED WITH A TWEET Daisy Hobson lives her whole life online. But when her social media obsession causes her to make a catastrophic mistake at work, Daisy finds her life going into free-fall . . . Her sister Rosie thinks she has the answer to all of Daisy's problems - a digital detox in a remote cottage in Cumbria. Soon, too, Daisy meets a welcome distraction there in Jack, the rugged man-next-door. But can Daisy, a London girl, ever really settle into life in a tiny, isolated village? And, more importantly, can she survive without her phone?
His head made a gentle thud as he rested it upon the wall. “Well, damn.” She twisted around, peered at his expression with concern. “What is it, love?
Author: Lucy Varna
Publisher: Bone Diggers Press
An ancient curse, a lost prophecy, and the deadliest enemy a Daughter can face: Her own heart. In this three-book collection, three immortal descendants of the Seven Sisters battle to save their people from a curse laid down upon them nearly ten thousand years ago. Book 3.5: Tempered For Hawthorne the Chronicler, a strong arm and a sharp blade have always been her primary recourses against a cold and callous world. When her untrusting heart is tempted by handsome comic book illustrator Aaron Kesselman, Hawthorne learns that those may not be the best weapons in her arsenal, particularly when her family is targeted by a member of the Eternal Order. Finalist, 2015 Maggie Award for Excellence. Book 4: In All Things, Balance Moira Firebrand is intrigued by Tom Fairfax, the man her mother tasked with sorting through the IECS Archives for clues to the near-mythical Sanctuary. Nothing is ever as easy as it should be. The Archives is in disarray, odd artifacts show up in the strangest places, and Moira’s own past wedges its way between her and Tom, the one man she believes may have the strength to capture her heart. Book 5: Sanctuary Jerusha Mankiller and Drew Martin continue the People’s search for Sanctuary and the Bones of the Just, and find their own sanctuary along the way. Three women, three challenges, three loves, at a time when the People stand at the crossroads between two paths, one leading to their salvation, the other to their utter destruction.
I can't really go and tell her that I love her; but I must convey to her in a more mild and gentle way that I don't. I can't let Binodini go on believing ...
Author: Rabindranath Tagore
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Literary Collections
Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913, Rabindranath Tagore was India’s leading litterateur of the early twentieth century. Tagore was one of the country’s pioneering novelists, keen to experiment with form and bold in his choice of subjects. His novels are remembered for their innovative narrative structures, profound insights into human relationships, and evocatively lyrical language. This collector’s edition of Rabindranath Tagore’s novels in English translation brings together the writer’s best-known novels in two omnibus volumes. The first volume features three novels—Chokher Bali, Ghare Baire and Yogayog—and two novellas: Chaturanga and Malancha. Chokher Bali (A Grain of Sand) is a classic exposition of an extramarital affair that takes place within the confines of a joint family. Asha, the simple, demure wife of the rich, flamboyant Mahendra, befriends Binodini, a vivacious young widow who comes to live with them; but both Mahendra and Binodini betray Asha’s trust and elope, leaving the marriage in ruins. Set against the backdrop of the Partition of Bengal by the British in 1905, Ghare Baire (Home and the World) is also the tale of a triangular relationship: between the liberal-minded zamindar Nikhilesh, his educated and sensitive wife Bimala, and Sandip, Nikhilesh’s friend, a charismatic revolutionary who Bimala becomes attracted to. Chaturanga (Quartet) traces the philosophical and emotional developments between Sachish, a brilliant young atheist who turns ascetic after the untimely death of his mentor, his friend Sribilash, and Damini, a young widow sheltered by the guru Lilananda, who Sachish and Sribilash become devotees of. Set in the historical context of the decline of the landed aristocracy in Bengal and the emergence of the entrepreneur class, Yogayog (Nexus) is the tale of Kumudini, the daughter of a cultured family that has fallen on bad times, who is torn between her loyalties to Madhusudan, her crass and self-serving husband, and Bipradas, her artistic and compassionate brother, as she struggles desperately to find an identity for herself. Finally, Malancha (The Garden) features the loving but childless couple Aditya and Neerja whose calm domestic world is shattered when Neerja is struck down by illness and suspects Sarala, Aditya’s childhood friend, of usurping her place both in Aditya’s heart and in their beloved garden. Written in Tagore’s inimitable style and full of surprising turns of plot and unforgettable studies of the human psyche, each of these novels, available here in modern, lucid translations, will delight all lovers of classic fiction.
“Maybe as much as I love you,” she whispered. Their lips met in a gentle, searching kiss before Travis pulled away.
Author: Janis Reams Hudson
Publisher: Diversion Books
"Every once in a while an author arrives with the rare talent to combine reality with romance. This is Janis Reams Hudson." —Romantic Times When nations collide, the battle for love is the fiercest of all. These six grand, sweeping historical romances from Janis Reams Hudson take readers out West, where the sun reveals all the hidden desires lurking in the shadows, and the passion sizzles hotter than the desert sands. Wars rage, hearts are broken, and forbidden love blazes, as Hudson entrances readers with these scintillating, hot-blooded stories.
While the legitimacy and power of sexual love and pleasure (inpam, ... There is a gentle and authentic simplicity about the manner in which the Tamil ...
Author: T.N. Madan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Social Science
For more than half a century, T.N. Madan has been a towering influence on the sociological and anthropological studies of family and kinship, cultural dimensions of development, religion, secularism, and Hindu society and tradition. This Omnibus brings together his seminal writings on marriage, kinship, family, and the household in Hindu society. Family and Kinship: A Study of the Pandits of Rural Kashmir, first published in 1965, remains a pioneering ethnographic study of the Kashmiri Pandits, and is considered a classic in the field of world anthropology. The book presents a social history of a people and culture which is currently virtually non-existent in the Kashmir Valley. Drawing upon new theoretical and methodological perspectives, Non-renunciation: Themes and Interpretations of Hindu Culture provides a nuanced understanding of Hinduism as a lived tradition. It explores aspects of auspiciousness, purity, asceticism, eroticism, altruism, and death while focussing on the householder's life in Hindu society. The Omnibus also includes additional essays on the Brahmanic gotra, and the Hindu family and development, along with a short piece on aspects of traditional household culture. It features an autobiographical essay—the author's recollection of growing up in a Pandit home in Srinagar, Kashmir. In the Prologue, T.N. Madan engages with the 'householder tradition' across the cultural regions of India, analysing themes of householdership and renunciation in religious philosophy and ethnography.