Liam yearns for Master Neal’s harsh touch, but Neal fears that a part-time Master can’t give a full-time sub everything he needs. Liam’s world crumbled after the unexpected death of his Master. Prone to panic attacks and other social anxiety, Liam doesn’t believe he’ll ever find another Master who would be willing to take on such a challenged sub full-time. Too distraught to go back to Club Consequence, where he met the man he thought he’d be with forever, he decides to give Kiss of Leather a try. After doing a piercing gig at Kiss of Leather, Master Neal signs up to become a member. On the night he performs a demo as the final step to being accepted, he meets a sub who brings out his protective urge and makes his heart come alive. Neal isn’t scared off by Liam’s anxiety or social awkwardness. On the contrary, he finds the sub to be refreshingly honest and endearing. They try out a scene to see if they’ll click, and their connection is everything they’d both hoped it could be. However, the road to love and a Total Power Exchange isn’t an easy one. Neal still hasn’t discovered all there is to know about Liam’s traumatic upbringing, and he’s not sure if he’d ultimately be the right Master for Liam. Both men are forced to face the truth about love, life and what it means to share it with another person. But before Liam can start over with Neal, he’ll have to cut the cords to his past and trust that Neal will be there to catch him when he does.
An Unexpected Truth
A trust destroyed is a trust that is hard to recover... Brendan Matthews is happy training racehorses for a living. He thinks he’s hit the jackpot when a wealthy orthopedic surgeon, Adam Ahmadi, sends six yearlings his way. Not only are the horses a cut above the rest, their owner isn’t too shabby either. But not everything is as it seems. Adam has many secrets, most of them dark and deadly. When Adam’s past returns with a vengeance, he disappears, leaving Brendan confused and hurt. If Adam survives, will his past destroy their future?
Growing Up in Foster Care
Long-term foster care is one of the best kept secrets of the child care system. It is rarely mentioned as a positive option yet there is a significant group of vulnerable looked after children for whom growing up in a long-term foster family is their best chance of a secure family life. this new study looks at a group of 58 children under the age of 12 recently placed in long-term foster families. It provides a fascinating insight into their lives, their birth families, foster families and the system of social work practice that will define their future.
One Party Classroom
“David Horowitz has single-handedly exposed the intellectual corruption that exists within the classrooms of American colleges. Like all forms of corruption, indoctrination flourishes when kept in the dark. Here, Horowitz turns on the bright lights to expose what has become profoundly wrong with our colleges and universities. We are all in his debt.” –Ward Connerly, former regent, University of California David Horowitz and coauthor Jacob Laksin take us inside twelve major universities where radical agendas have been institutionalized and scholarly standards abandoned. The schools they examine are not the easily avoided bottom of the barrel. Rather, they are an all-too-representative sampling of American higher education today. Horowitz and Laksin have conducted the first comprehensive, in-depth, multiyear investigation of what is being taught in colleges and universities across the country–public to private, from large state schools to elite Ivy League institutions. They have systematically scrutinized course catalogs, reading lists, professors’ biographies, scholarly records, and the first-person testimonies of students, administrators, and faculty. Citing more than 150 specific courses, they reveal how academic standards have been violated and demonstrate beyond dispute that systematic indoctrination in radical politics is now an integral part of the liberal arts curriculum of America’s colleges. The extreme ideological cant that today’s students are being fed includes: • Promoting Marxist approaches as keys to understanding human societies–with no mention of the bloody legacy of these doctrines and total collapse in the real world of the societies they created • Instilling the idea that racism, brutally enforced by a “white male patriarchy” to oppress people of color and other marginalized groups, has been the organizing principle of American society throughout its history and into the present • Requiring students to believe that gender is not a biological characteristic but a socially created aspect of human behavior designed by men to oppress women • Persuading students that America and Israel are “imperialistic” and “racist” states and that the latter has no more right to exist than the South African regime in the days of apartheid In page after shocking page, Horowitz and Laksin demonstrate that America’s colleges and universities are platforms for a virulent orthodoxy that threatens academic ideals and academic freedom. In place of scholarship and the dispassionate pursuit of truth that have long been the hallmarks of higher learning, the new militancy embraces activist zealotry and ideological fervor. In disturbingly large segments of today’s universities, students are no longer taught how to think but are told what to think. From the Hardcover edition.
After a bad breakup, Adrian meets biker, bouncer, and tattoo artist Wyatt in a rural bar. A one-off turns into another, and things look promising—until the mob and the FBI knock on Adrian’s door.
Manny Get Your Guy
Wounded veteran Taylor is looking for a fresh start as a manny for five kids. Jacob, a cousin living above the garage, isn’t sold until he sees that Taylor belongs in their family—and Jacob’s future.
The V Unit
Only a select few in the human world knew of the existence of the V-Unit, a small group of highly trained Marines - who happened to be vampires. And it would have stayed that way. But when events in the vampire world, threatened the stability of the human world, the powers that be called for the unit's specialized services. An intrepid war correspondent, Bronson Rudan, who'd seen more than his fair share of fighting, stumbles across the unit by accident, and is drawn into their world. Bronson has no problem with that, given that he gets to spend time with a hunky Marine Lieutenant, Sarge. Although he won't remember any of this when they're through. At least, that was the plan...
Pr tentieux insolent mais irr sistible vol 3
Elle est ambitieuse, loyale et drôle. Il est sexy, brillant et protecteur. Mais aucun des deux n’est prêt à faire des concessions ! Léonard Carlson est la preuve vivante qu’on a tous le droit à une deuxième chance dans la vie. L’ex-bad boy anglais est devenu multimilliardaire grâce à son génie et à un travail acharné. Mona Caprisi a grandi dans le quartier défavorisé de Little Italy, à New York, et n’aspire qu’à une seule chose : partir, s’en sortir à tout prix, s’échapper de cet univers où la mafia fait la loi. L’attirance entre eux est irrépressible et la relation torride. Mais leur passé cache des blessures mal cicatrisées et des secrets inavoués qui viennent rapidement se dresser sur leur route… Vous ne résisterez pas ! Vous trouverez réunis les volumes 5 à 6 de la série.
Pr tentieux insolent mais irr sistible vol 2
Elle est ambitieuse, loyale et drôle. Il est sexy, brillant et protecteur. Mais aucun des deux n’est prêt à faire des concessions ! Léonard Carlson est la preuve vivante qu’on a tous le droit à une deuxième chance dans la vie. L’ex-bad boy anglais est devenu multimilliardaire grâce à son génie et à un travail acharné. Mona Caprisi a grandi dans le quartier défavorisé de Little Italy, à New York, et n’aspire qu’à une seule chose : partir, s’en sortir à tout prix, s’échapper de cet univers où la mafia fait la loi. L’attirance entre eux est irrépressible et la relation torride. Mais leur passé cache des blessures mal cicatrisées et des secrets inavoués qui viennent rapidement se dresser sur leur route… Vous ne résisterez pas ! Vous trouverez réunis les volumes 3 à 4 de la série.