All of London is ablaze with rumors about the identity of Lady Scandal, a female brazen—and desperate—enough to advertise for a husband. But for Juliet, the young and surprisingly innocent widow, it’s her last option if she wants to avoid another marriage not of her choosing. Her prickly, pig-headed father has threatened to marry her off once again but this time Juliet is not without resources. She hopes the unentailed lands she possesses are enough to “bribe” some rich man to swoop in and save her from another unwanted union. And she has fingers and toes crossed she can find a potential bridegroom who will make her insides melt. Zeus Tanner, a self-made man from humble origins, has one driving goal—to reclaim his stolen birthright. When the scandalous advertisement catches his eye, Zeus believes he’s found the key to realizing his dream. But after surpassing the arduous task of obtaining an audience with the infamous Lady Scandal—who’s hidden herself behind a screen without explanation!—Zeus never imagined he’d be asked such a strange assortment of questions, given a test of manners over an atrocious scone, and ordered to disrobe and show her his chest—and “male parts”.
Zeus heartily refuses to comply with this last outrageous request. Un, he ponders out loud, the intriguing female is willing to trade her stockings and stays for the privilege… *MAD*WARNING* This Regency-era tale features flying slippers and stockings, a soaring silk neckcloth and silky undergarments, an unplanned eruption of epic proportions, and innocent licks that soon turn lust into love!
"A delightful, engrossing read." -- Midwest Book Review. Marian Sheffield longs to climb out of the pits, but before she can transform her career and romantic life, she must contend with the indiscretions of Belle, her business partner and best friend. Along the way, Marian learns the difference between a crush on her guy friend and the very real advances of her company’s investor—and how to apply the relationship advice she promotes in her own bookstore.
On 15 September 2003 Baha Mousa, a hotel receptionist, was killed by British Army troops in Iraq. He had been arrested the previous day in Basra and was taken to a military base for questioning. For forty-eight hours he and nine other innocent civilians had their heads encased in sandbags and their wrists bound by plastic handcuffs and had been kicked and punched with sustained cruelty. A succession of guards and casual army visitors took pleasure in beating the Iraqis, humiliating them, forcing them into stress positions in temperatures up to 50 degrees Centigrade, and watching them suffer in the dirty concrete building where they were held. Other soldiers, officers, medics, the padre, did not take part in the violence but they saw what was happening and did nothing to stop it. Some knew it was wrong. Some weren't sure. Some were too scared to intervene.
But none said anything or enough until it was far too late and Baha Mousa had been beaten to death. This book tells the inside story of these crimes and their aftermath. It examines the institutional brutality, the bureaucratic apathy, the flawed military police inquiry and the farcical court martial that attempted to hold people criminally responsible. Even though a full public inquiry reported its findings into the crimes in September 2011, its mandate restricted what it could say.
The full story, told with the power of a true-crime expose or court-room drama, shows how this was not simply about a few bad men or 'rotten apples'. It shines a light on all those involved in the crime and its investigation, from the lowest squaddie to the elite of the army and politicians in Cabinet.
What it reveals is devastating.
What if you were a girl who found herself snowbound in a mountain cabin with two of the hottest guys she's ever seen? How would you spend your time? WARNING - This book contains hot and steamy erotica scenes and is not suitable for all ages. Read For Free With Kindle Unlimited BBW The fire was crackling and the warmth made Jenna feel safe.
The mountain atmosphere and the cozy cabin were all too wonderful–and the ambience may have been the reason why she felt so welcomed by James and Curtis. The truth is, she could feel their eyes upon her. “I’ve really missed this place, and I’ve missed you. Do you realize that it has been three years since we’ve seen one another? I know that we talk on the phone occasionally, but it’s not the same.” Seeing James again in person had made a trickle of sweat run down from her neck and through her cleavage. She squirmed in her seat, looking to both men. She would have liked to taken either one of them to bed right then and there. They all shared a bottle of wine as they reminisced. Jenna and Curtis became fond of one another, almost instantly, and the night rolled on. This book has a HEA and includes bonus stories, including menage, sports, billionaire, step daddy and more!
Stories in the Travelman Short Stories series take the reader to places of mystery, fantasy, horror, romance, and corners of the universe yet unexplored.
In turn, readers take them on the bus or subway, slip them into briefcases and lunchboxes, and send them from Jersey to Juneau.Each classic or original short story is printed on one sheet of paper and folded like a map. This makes it simple to read while commuting, convenient to carry when not, and easy to give or send to a friend. A paper envelope is provided for mailing or gift-giving, and both are packaged in a dear plastic envelope for display. The cost is not much more than a greeting card.
What happens when adolescent obsession goes too far? Seventeen-year-old Emma Harris has her eye on Jesse, the city boy her uncle hires to fix the fences on their remote windswept property. Now she resolves to make him hers, even if it requires extraordinary measures. "The Object of Her Obsession" is a short story in the collection Shorting the Undead and Other Horrors: A Menagerie of Macabre Mini-Fiction.