It's been there for years, but this is her last chance to make him understand her feelings! When Nina said goodbye to Mike, she thought he knew the man who was leaving. But now Mike is back from Army boot camp for short two weeks, and their feelings for each other threaten to boil over. As soon as Nina sees Mike at the door again, she knows nothing can ever be the same.
A couple short months away have transformed Mike into a hot military hunk. Nina tries to hide the deluge of desire, but Mike insists they need to talk. The welcome home party rages on while they finally expose the taboo love that has been simmering below the surface all this time, and the results are explosive. Will she let him take her, hard and without protection for the first time? Even if it means risking a taboo pregnancy? **Short, standalone taboo romance, no cliffhanger. Explicit language, not intended for readers under18**
The demise of the Confederacy left a legacy of legal arrangements that raised fundamental and vexing questions regarding the legal rights and status of former slaves and the status of former Confederate states. As Harold Hyman shows, few individuals had greater impact on resolving these difficult questions than Salmon P. Chase, chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1865 to 1873.
Hyman argues that in two cases -- In Re Turner (1867) and Texas v. White (1869) -- Chase combined his abolitionist philosophy with an activist jurisprudence to help dismantle once and for all the deposed machineries of slavery and the Confederacy. In Re Turner was a private law case decided at the federal circuit level.
It involved a black woman's claim that she, a recent slave, was being held in involuntary, servitude. Elizabeth Turner's mother had apprenticed her to their former master, who had not abided by his contractual obligations to provide Elizabeth with training and compensation, substantively keeping her in slavery. Chase's decision, which relied upon due process and equal protection implications in the thirteenth amendment and the 1866 Civil Rights Act, confirmed the rights of emancipated slaves to bargain and contract with employers on a parity with white workers. Texas v. White was a public law case decided in the Supreme Court. It revolved around the issue of whether the holders of U.S. bonds seized and sold by the Confederate state of Texas could demand payment after the war from that state's newly reconstructed government. In effect, Chase and his associate justices were asked to determine the legality of actions committed by all former Confederate states and, thus, to define whatconstituted a state. Chase's opinion reaffirmed the permanence of the Union and its constituent states and the duty of the states to respect the legal rights and obligations of all citizens. Hyman's exemplary study provides a much-needed reevaluation of both cases in the context of Chase's life and shows how they secured for him a rostrum for both moral and legal reform from which he asserted his strong views on the fundamental rights of individuals and states in an era of sporadically expanding federal power. "This is constitutional history as it should be written, but seldom is. Combining an excellent sketch of Chase's life with the social, intellectual, and moral climate of the times, Hyman provides a brilliant analysis of two landmark decisions. He also presents a stimulating, original, and provocative treatment of the Chase Court that sheds new light on our understanding of the thirteenth and fourteenth amendments". John Niven, editor of The Salmon P.
"★★★★★ - Sizzling" Miranda has been lonely for a long while now. She doesn't have much friends and she hits the gym on a regular not only to work on her thick bod, but her sexy gym instructor, Lucas, is more than enough motivation for her to be there. This Independence day holiday, Miranda finds herself alone with no companion and decides to hit the gym where she was sure it would be just her since everyone else would be out celebrating July 4th. Wrong!. She was surprised! Not only was the juice dripping Lucas there, but two more of his sexily buffed friends too. Find out how all three is helping Miranda to a work out of her lifetime, that she will never forget and you wont either! CLICK the Look-inside to read a juicy excerpt of this story This book contains adult themes, harsh language, and sexual content not intended for under eighteen. ***FREE FOR DOWNLOAD WITH KINDLE UNLIMITED OR PRIME MEMBERS***
Jimi dan Kertas Ajaib adalah sambungan kepada dua buah buku conteng Jimi sebelum ini iaitu Jimi dan Raksasa Misai di Sekolah, dan Jimi Dalam Akibat Jambul Alif. Di dalam buku conteng yang ketiga ini, Jimi, seorang pelajar yang setiakawan, kreatif, dan berimaginasi tinggi, mempunyai dua misi baru yang sangat mencabar: Pertama, Jimi ingin membantu Ganesh membuat persiapan bagi pertandingan lontar peluru di Hari Sukan. Pencabar Ganesh nanti bukan calang-calang orangnya, namanya Laksamana Lui! Kedua, Jimi dan kumpulannya memasuki Pertandingan Projek Sains Kreatif. Jimi dan kumpulannya sudah merancang hendak membuat satu projek sains yang besar dan menarik sekali.
Mampukah Ganesh mengalahkan Laksamana Lui? Apakah projek sains kumpulan Jimi? Apakah pula dimaksudkan dengan kertas ajaib? Semuanya akan terjawab di dalam buku yang penuh dengan contengan pen dan pensel ini.
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.
Learn how to discover your animal guide, or ‘power animal’, and invite it into your life to help heal past issues and inspire you forward into the future. Using the traditional rituals of the shaman, such as drumming, visualization, and dreaming, discover more than 50 power animals and the special gifts they offer. Chris Lüttichau, who has followed the shamanic path for more than twenty years, presents a unique insight into Animal Spirit Guides, or Power Animals, through first-hand encounters in the wild, in America, Mexico, and Europe.
As a healer and educator, he communicates his encounters in a way that is immediate and soulful. Part One, The Path, introduces ways to discover your power animal. In Working with Your Animal Guide, you understand animals as teachers and healers, and learn how to communicate and stay connected with their energy when you need to. Part Two, Animal Spirit Guides, profiles a range of animals, all of which are fully illustrated, along with personal anecdotes and insights. The final chapter, Animal Guides and Your Life’s Purpose, looks at the Circle of Allies and how these animal spirits can accompany you through life. Beautifully illustrated by Melissa Launay, this insightful guide will introduce you to natural, shamanic ways of living, and inspire you to work with the amazing energies of your personal Animal Spirit Guide.
About the book: What part of the past would you change? Jordan didn’t want to travel back in time. She thought the members of the Time Cult were, frankly, a little whacked. But as the daughter of a daughter of a daughter, she had little choice but to prepare, take part, be knowledgeable and be ready to travel back in time. But nothing could prepare her for what happened. Or when. Quotes: “You think you’re so hot because you look Californian.” “I saw what you did for that boy. Pretending to be his mother.” “I’ll show you.” Excerpt: Oh no.
Jordan unconsciously gnawed at her nails. Had Mark really posted the two of them on the First Time Site? Jordan dropped her hand. How could he? A bet? A dare? Usually couples agreed, with both connected so you could watch the act from the two different perspectives, but this post was just from a single perspective—his. The high priestess stepped forward and squinted, not at the sun, they all knew where that was, but at her wrist. She frowned and turned the images that appeared and disappeared above her hand at a rapid pace. It was risky to connect through the Cloud, but there was little alternative. The women were forced to coordinate all across the Original Thirteen. They needed to tap into every reserve, even pull from the Cloud itself.
It had taken six months to coordinate, bribe, store and tap into the constant flow that fed the Reality Cloud. Never had they pulled so much so fast. Jordan shivered and rubbed her sleeves to generate more warmth. Still she didn’t think she’d ever get rid of the growing, icy, dread in her gut. The Realty Cloud was forever. You didn’t just wipe out programs or posts, to do that demanded a much higher clearance than even her mother possessed. What would Jordan say to her mother? She wasn’t supposed to have a real boyfriend at all, not while she was in the cult. How to explain? Three older women stepped forward and contributed to the images. There was a hush and a small intake of breath as all the women in the circle…what, fifty or sixty? Jordan used to amuse herself by counting, but no longer bothered. She glanced at Gaia who was frowning at something in the tossed images, but to Jordan, it looked like business as usual. This was just another equinox ritual. They gathered and the elders would try again. The electricity would not be powerful enough, the current not ready, the… A white explosion seared her mind and knocked her back—it all went dark.