Guilty Pleasures

Guilty Pleasures
Title Guilty Pleasures PDF eBook
Author Laurell K. Hamilton
Publisher Penguin
Pages 405
Release 2002-09-24
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1101146389

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Meet Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, in the first novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series that “blends the genres of romance, horror and adventure with stunning panache”(Diana Gabaldon). Laurell K. Hamilton’s bestselling series has captured readers’ wildest imaginations and addicted them to a seductive world where supernatural hungers collide with the desires of the human heart, starring a heroine like no other... Anita Blake is small, dark, and dangerous. Her turf is the city of St. Louis. Her job: re-animating the dead and killing the undead who take things too far. But when the city’s most powerful vampire asks her to solve a series of vicious slayings, Anita must confront her greatest fear—her undeniable attraction to master vampire Jean-Claude, one of the creatures she is sworn to destroy... “What The Da Vinci Code did for the religious thriller, the Anita Blake series has done for the vampire novel.”—USA Today




Guilty Pleasures

Guilty Pleasures
Title Guilty Pleasures PDF eBook
Author Laura Lee Guhrke
Publisher Zondervan
Pages 383
Release 2008-07-08
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0061734527

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One of Daphne Wade's guilty pleasures is to watch the Duke of Tremore as he works, shirtless, on the excavation site of his ducal estate. Anthony Courtland is by far the most exciting and handsome man she has ever known, and she dreams of one day being able to speak with him without getting tongue tied. Anthony, meanwhile, only sees Daphne as a hard worker on his excavation team. He considers her a plain young lady and says so in a careless remark to a friend, unaware that Daphne is outside the library door, her heart shattering to pieces. So Daphne decides she will not be so silly any longer. She begins to be tutored in the social graces, forcing Anthony to see the beauty who has been right in front of his eyes.




Guilty Pleasures

Guilty Pleasures
Title Guilty Pleasures PDF eBook
Author Hugh McIntosh
Publisher University of Virginia Press
Pages 184
Release 2018-09-24
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 0813941660

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Guilty pleasures in one’s reading habits are nothing new. Late-nineteenth-century American literary culture even championed the idea that popular novels need not be great. Best-selling novels arrived in the public sphere as at once beloved and contested objects, an ambivalence that reflected and informed America’s cultural insecurity. This became a matter of nationhood as well as aesthetics: the amateurism of popular narratives resonated with the discourse of new nationhood. In Guilty Pleasures, Hugh McIntosh examines reactions to best-selling fiction in the United States from 1850 to 1920, including reader response to such best-sellers as Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Ben Hur, and Trilby as well as fictional representations—from Trollope to Baldwin—of American culture’s lack of artistic greatness. Drawing on a transatlantic archive of contemporary criticism, urban display, parody, and advertising, Guilty Pleasures thoroughly documents how the conflicted attitude toward popular novels shaped these ephemeral modes of response. Paying close attention to this material history of novel reading, McIntosh reveals how popular fiction’s unique status as socially saturating and aesthetically questionable inspired public reflection on what it meant to belong to a flawed national community.




Choose Your Own Disaster

Choose Your Own Disaster
Title Choose Your Own Disaster PDF eBook
Author Dana Schwartz
Publisher Grand Central Publishing
Pages 246
Release 2018-06-19
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 1478970383

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A"hilarious and heartbreaking" (Jo Piazza) and unflinchingly honest memoir about one young woman's terrible and life-changing decisions while hoping--and sometimes failing--to find herself, in the style of Never Have I Ever and Adulting. Join Dana Schwartz on a journey revisiting all of the awful choices she made in her early twenties through the internet's favorite method of self-knowledge: the quiz. Part-memoir, part-VERY long personality test, Choose Your Own Disaster is a manifesto about the millennial experience and modern feminism and how the easy advice of "you can be anything you want!" is actually pretty fucking difficult when there are so many possible versions of yourself it seems like you could be. Dana has no idea who she is, but at least she knows she's a Carrie, a Ravenclaw, a Raphael, a Belle, a former emo kid, a Twitter addict, and a millennial just trying her best. This long-form personality quiz manages to combine humor with unflinching honesty as one young woman tries to find herself amid the many, many choices that your twenties have to offer.




Guilty Pleasures

Guilty Pleasures
Title Guilty Pleasures PDF eBook
Author
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Pages 0
Release 2004
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Guilty Pleasures

Guilty Pleasures
Title Guilty Pleasures PDF eBook
Author Kitty Thomas
Publisher Burlesque Press
Pages 210
Release 2010-12-14
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1938639073

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"Kitty Thomas is a one-click author for me!" -Anna Zaires, NYT Bestselling author of Twist Me She was a bored housewife until she was taken and trained for the pleasure of the highest bidder. Vivian Delaney leads a life of privilege, but behind closed doors she feels isolated and trapped in a gilded cage. Unable to achieve pleasure with her husband, she finds herself in the capable hands of Anton, a massage therapist intent on awakening her to her full potential. But Anton is more than he seems. After gaining her trust, he lures her to a secret estate in the middle of nowhere that trains women to be sold for the pleasure of the highest bidder. All the books in the pleasures house series are interlocking standalones and can be read in any order.




Guilty Pleasures

Guilty Pleasures
Title Guilty Pleasures PDF eBook
Author J. L. Sanchez
Publisher
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Release 2023-10-06
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Sofia always thought she got lucky in love. After marrying her college sweetheart and having three children, life was good. But when her husband of fifteen years came home and announced he'd fallen in love with a 25-year-old fitness model, her world shattered around her. To add insult to injury, she only had thirty days to move out.Broke and disheartened, Sofia scrambled to find an affordable home for her and her children. Just as she was about to give up hope, a rude stranger in a coffee shop gave her a tip that saved her from moving in with her parents. Overwhelmed with gratitude, she kissed the rude but thoughtful man before rushing out of the coffee shop. Santiago had always been the hottest guy in the room, and he had the ego to go with it. But that was before¿ Now he had a hideous scar that ran down his face and no filter over what came out of his mouth. He spent his days hiding from the world. It wasn't until that fateful day at the coffee shop that things changed. The sadness in her eyes called to his damaged heart. He never expected a simple cup of coffee would change everything. That a kiss from a sad stranger would turn his world upside down. He quickly realized one kiss wasn't enough, and he became determined to find this woman with the sad eyes and broken heart. When Sofia and Santiago run into each other again, would their last impressions hold a candle to the chemistry they now felt for each other? Would they be able to get past their own issues and meddling ex's to be together? Would it be possible for two broken people to love again?