Paul Harvard has a mission: to prove himself a good soldier for Christ. How's a boy to do that when his father is a notorious their and drunkard?
Warm, sultry Louisiana nights, a sexy-to-her-stilettoed-toes blues singer, one hot-under-the-collar fireman, and a vengeful arsonist. Explosions guaranteed! New Orleans, the Big Easy-until your life and family are threatened. Suspicious fires have struck Torey Hart's family twice in two years, and her father tops arson-investigator Lieutenant Jack Stevens' suspect list. As Jack probes for evidence to prove Hart guilty, his feelings for Torey complicate the investigation.
Feelings can have no place in his profession, and he works equally hard to avoid them in his personal life. And yet, the blaze that destroyed Torey's home and her father's business is nothing compared to the heat, the sizzle that ignites between himself and Torey. The true arsonist creeps ever closer, and the danger becomes deadly. Can Torey stay alive long enough, and lure Jack close enough to teach him to love and trust again?
Lontano dai riflettori i robotici italiani, tra i più bravi e creativi del mondo, stanno sviluppando macchine intelligenti che presto potrebbero trasformare le nostre vite, rendendo realtà quello che fino a poco tempo fa era considerato fantascienza: robot domestici in grado di farci compagnia, di aiutarci nelle faccende di casa e di prendersi cura di noi; robot operai capaci di lavorare fianco a fianco con i loro colleghi umani; robot soccorritori che possono salvarci da incendi, alluvioni o terremoti; robot chirurghi per curarci o robot da indossare per darci forza e resistenza. Riccardo Oldani racconta le moltissime eccellenze italiane della robotica, all’avanguardia nel mondo e sconosciute ai più, e delinea un prossimo futuro in cui le macchine pensanti saranno sempre più a contatto con noi, nelle fabbriche come a casa, nelle scuole o in ufficio.
Three lives are forever changed by a visit to the Castle of the Hidden Grotto. “Readers will be… seduced by the lure of so many forbidden delights.” A Romance Review Dr. Elijah Wheeler, a professor of mythological studies, visits the castle along with his assistant, Thomas Lee, and his daughter Catherine. A self-described “disciple of the physical sciences,” Catherine rebuffs Tom’s marriage proposal in part because she scorns his field of study. But her conviction that all the mysteries of the world can be explained away by science is challenged when the sexually naive young woman is awakened by the invisible Darius to the pleasures of the flesh.
Elijah, intrigued by the lascivious satyr-and-nymph bathhouse statues, is transported back in time to witness Inigo and the voluptuous Mara posing for them. RT BookReviews Reviewers’ Choice Award Winner. This 86-page stand-alone novella is a revised and expanded edition of a story that was originally published by Bantam Dell in Book 1 of a paranormal series written under a different pen name. That book was an RT BookReviews Top Pick and was honored with their Reviewers’ Choice Award.
“The sensuality is what sets this story apart. Readers will be transfixed by the tableaux that [Crane] presents, and seduced by the lure of so many forbidden delights…. These stories will fascinate the reader and whet her appetite for the books to come.” –A Romance Review “The story line is unique… leading to a fascinatingly intense tale. Some of the sexual encounters are vividly graphic, but seems apropos when one considers the castle’s inhabitants and their sagas. Readers will want return engagements to this interesting castle.” –Genre Go Round The Desire Eternal Series: At the Castle of the Hidden Grotto, you’ll discover a world of sensuality and mystery, courtesy of four beautiful immortals who strive to fulfill their guests’ most secret longings—and their own unruly appetites. You’ll meet Elic, a tall Nordic álfr who can morph from male to female; Lili, an insatiable goddess of ancient Babylonia; Inigo, a handsome and playfully lusty satyr; and Darius, a shape-shifting djinni obligated to satisfy the unspoken desires of any human he touches. Step into the Castle of the Hidden Grotto and lose yourself in a realm of entrancement, temptation, and intoxicating passion. This series is comprised of stand-alone books containing complete stories. The Desire Eternal Books in Order: These are the books that are published or planned at this time. There will be more to come. Book 1: Immortal Possession, a novella Book 2: Lick of the Flame, a novel Book 3: Body of Knowledge, a novella Book 4: Demons of Flesh and Stone, a novella Book 5: Property of the Viscount, a novel Book 6: Certain Devils, a novella Book 7: The English Courtesan, a novel Book 8: Open to Instruction, a novella Book 9: That Lovin’ Feeling, a novel Book 10: Hunger,
An anthology of Christmas prose, poetry, and carols, reflecting both the religious and the secular aspects of the Christmas festival.