Trapped! Her father had become a child again. Tina Webster loved him dearly, but taking care of him and the family's Texas ranch wasn't easy. Then fate intervened. Russell Cade's car got wrecked in town, and the ex-trucker agreed to help out on the ranch till replacement parts could be found. Tina had forgotten how good it was to have a man around the house. But Russell was California-bound. For years he'd dreamed about settling on the West Coast Tina, it seemed, was going to have to get along without him....
San Gabriel es un hacienda en el interior del Perú. A ella acude, por razones familiares, un adolescente criado en la capital. «Pero San Gabriel no es un casa, como tú crees», le advierte Jacinto, «el loco» de la familia, «ni un pueblo.
Es una selva». Y, de hecho, en contra de toda expectativa, lo que encuentra Lucho en ese mundo rural, de mucha generaciones de terratenientes, es una comunidad que, como toda comunidad cerrada y aislada por mucho tiempo, «con sólo respirar el aire, se envenena» y en la que «el pez más grande se come al chico» y «los débiles no tienen derecho a vivir»…Pese a la atracción que ejerce sobre él su prima Leticia, mala y perversa, Lucho empezará a sentir el peso de las miserias amorosas, las intrigas, las rivalidades, los engaños y la saña gratuita con los que se entretienen sus parientes del campo. Sólo el gran terremoto hará tambalear ese mundo hasta entonces indemne y, una vez «abierta la brecha, unas llaman a otras y pronto son legión».
A young woman finds her loyalties tested beyond limit and her desires torn beyond measure in 1846 California.
After sailing around Cape Horn, and barely surviving the perilous journey, devout Protestant Rachel Tyler, arrives in California just in time for her father’s wedding and the unfolding of the Bear Flag Revolt. Though already engaged to marry a minister in Massachusetts, Rachel’s ambitious father arranges her betrothal to Roman Vasquez, a blue-blooded Catholic son of the gente de razón, the ruling class of California. Roman, a proud, Spanish soldier is ready to fight and die for his homeland. As the Yankee rebels raise their bear flag in Sonoma square, the last thing Roman wants is an arranged marriage to the American daughter of his enemy Joshua Tyler. But his Uncle Pedro, the Patrón of the family, has other plans. Neither Rachel nor Roman desire this unlikely engagement that assaults their religious beliefs, but they cannot escape the passion flaming between them as war looms on the horizon and bitter rivals rise up to destroy them amid the breathtaking backdrop of the last days of the Californios. Until the Day Breaks is the first book in the sweeping saga of California Rising, a tale of love, intrigue, and destiny, where passionate men and women lay the foundation of the Golden State with their very lives.
Reports of paranormal incidents are not uncommon in India. It is said that extreme suffering of human soul continues to manifest itself in various forms even after his death. The book collates seven stories that narrate the tales of seven such incidents in different parts of India, where deaths were the beginnings rather than the ends.
In 1263, when the vault containing the body of St. Anthony was opened, thirty-two years after its original internment, the flesh had turned to dust, but the tongue was in a perfect state of preservation. For almost eight-hundred years it was kept mounted on a pin. But now it has been stolen. Padua, Milan, Venice, Florence, Rome. . . .
Father Torturo, the neo-decadent anti-hero, moves through a modern Italy reeking of incense and filth. In an adventure stained with magic and garnished with cruelty, he travels on an ambitious journey to popedom, where the only laws that restrain him are those of his own artistic taste.
How do scientists persuade colleagues from diverse fields to cross the disciplinary divide, risking their careers in new interdisciplinary research programs? Why do some attempts to inspire such research win widespread acclaim and support, while others do not? In Shaping Science with Rhetoric, Leah Ceccarelli addresses such questions through close readings of three scientific monographs in their historical contexts—Theodosius Dobzhansky's Genetics and the Origin of Species (1937), which inspired the "modern synthesis" of evolutionary biology; Erwin Schrödinger's What Is Life? (1944), which catalyzed the field of molecular biology; and Edward O. Wilson's Consilience (1998), a so far not entirely successful attempt to unite the social and biological sciences. She examines the rhetorical strategies used in each book and evaluates which worked best, based on the reviews and scientific papers that followed in their wake. Ceccarelli's work will be important for anyone interested in how interdisciplinary fields are formed, from historians and rhetoricians of science to scientists themselves.
Hummingbird (Confessions of a Smitten Superhero Sidekick) Author: Sedonia Guillone Line: Tryst Length: 4,395 Genre: Gay erotica; Contemporary; Multi-cultural Sidekick and Bruce Lee look-alike Kit is not supposed to write about his superhero lover, The Hummingbird, but he can’t resist. Kit’s love…and lust…for the gorgeous muscular superhero just bubbles over and Kit is willing to spill ALL the juicy details… Excerpt: The press, his fans, the unappreciative dicks down at the Agency, and the asshole criminals he vanquishes night and day, call Liam ‘The Hummingbird.’ I guess I can’t blame them for having given him such a superficial title. They only know him from the outside, watching his magnificent, muscular body fly through the air at top speeds, hovering, moving up and down, backwards and forwards, snatching criminals from helicopters and airplanes as they make their getaways; saving screaming women and children from burning buildings and such.
Yeah, I know they can imagine the valiant heart beating in that broad chest dusted with swirls of raven dark hair, but they don’t know him all the way through, like I do. And I wouldn’t want them to. I have a terrible jealous streak. No one asks me anyway, however, because I’m only the sidekick. Sidekicks—a degrading expression for me considering that my hands and feet are registered with the Agency as deadly weapons and that I spend great deals of time covering The Hummingbird’s ass; okay, pun not intended—are never as important as the main superhero. Look what happened to Bruce Lee as Kato.
Talk about getting shafted in the bad way! To me, Liam Conner is an absolute wonder. Not because he can fly and because he’s drop-dead fine, but because of who he is. Of course, that’s the whole point of my writing all this down. And yes, I will give the delicious details even though I’m probably the only one who will ever read this memoir. Uh oh.
Sounds like he might be waking up. Looks over shoulder to where Liam’s still sleeping in bed. Sigh of relief that eyes are closed, mind is oblivious to what lover-sidekick is doing behind his back. Liam would be pissed if he thought I was writing about him and not keeping my daily log of our exploits for the Agency. Uh oh, the sheet has slipped down, giving me a full view of his perfect hard ass. Stirrings of a raging hard-on in sidekick. If Liam weren’t so exhausted from saving the world, I’d slip right back in with him and… sigh as forces self back to writing. I guess you could say my complete body—soul devotion to him is because I burn for him through and through.
Who wouldn’t after eight years of working together—and well…relaxing too…night and day? And after what he did for me. But I’m getting ahead of myself. In order to convey the fullness of my feelings for him, I’ll have to start at the beginning of our…ahem…association. It was actually Hummingbird who saved my ass first.