The lone cowboy Damon Harrison never gets too involved. A cowboy at heart, Damon has turned his commitment phobia into a livingflipping houses. The only exceptions to that rule? His foster family at Thunder Mountain Ranch. And now those "exceptions" have talked Damon into working on a new project with a carpenter named Phil Only, "Phil" is a nickname for Philomena Turner. She has a wicked way with carpentry and an even wickeder way of turning Damon's head. And the chemistry is like a lightning bolt of lust.
But Phil wants a family and a home, and no hotshot cowboyeven a tantalizingly sexy onewill change that. All she can steal are a few nights of sizzling passion before she has to set this lone cowboy free
Unspeakable Proposal is an erotic tale about two women, one man and a whole lot of hot sexy drama. What would you do? Would you share your marital bed with another woman for any reason? Well, this woman did. Hope and John Sabin have been happy married for five years. They have an extremely active sex life and like to keep things interesting in the bedroom. Props, role play, tools and fantasy reenactments are not taboo in the Sabin house. They are an insanely rich couple and have everything in life they could ever want except a baby.
After five years of trying to conceive naturally they are given the bad news that Hope cannot conceive or carry a child. Sure they could adopt or hire a surrogate mother, but even that is a complicated. The problem is that Hope is opposed to adoption and John is opposed to a surrogate. At thirty five years old and desperate, Hope does the unthinkable. She contracts Quanique a bisexual college student, to have a threesome with Hope and her husband, in hopes of conceiving a child. The trouble with this plan is that Quanique develops some plans of her on and John, Hope’s husband is completely unaware that there even is a plan. See how this saga unfolds when two women have designs on one man and one baby and one fortune. Who will triumph in the end? What would you do? Would you share your marital bed with another woman? This is an erotic romance novel and not intended for anyone under the age of 18. This book contains strong language, adult situations and explicit sex scenes.
The following are excerpts from "Frustrated Young Men: A Collection of Short Fiction" by John O'Brien: Sometimes he could feel his mind burning, ripe with ideas, each thought rolling around like slick mercury eating through the top of his skull. He would ride the train home from work and feel each precious thought smoking like raw egg fallen on a gas burner. As he closed the door to his apartment and hung his jacket, they would already be half gone like the afterimage of a sunset against his closed eyelids, floating and translucent, and lost when he sat down late every night, after a long day of nothing, to type and write and rhapsodize about his own stupidity.
- from "The Writer"I figured if I played cards with her, if I talked to her, if I cared about her, then maybe. It's funny. Though I didn't know in the beginning, as long as I've known her she's been sick. You begin to wonder if you'd like them if they weren't sick. If their sickness is what keeps you there. Are you their friend who has stuck with them to help them through their sickness or does their sickness make you their friend? - from "Dinner with Caitlin McRay"The question to ask yourself is, does the fact that it is all cliche, that it has all been done before and will be done again, better and more fully, does that make loving Jen so passionately, so violently, somehow ? Does the fact that every teenager probably falls in love with the first person they have sex with decrease the strength of my own feeling? Can I still find sanctity and validity in this thing called love? And more importantly, did she love me? - from "Toby Grey"
Forgiveness is an essential part of being a Christian. But what do we do when confronted with the unforgivable-an act that shakes our moral foundations to their roots, often committed by someone trusted and loved? Murder, sexual abuse, adultery-all leave lifelong wounds and all are unforgivable trespasses that through the grace of God can be forgiven.
Dr. David Stoop compassionately guides us along the course of heartfelt forgiveness, freeing us to apply the biblical teachings that have already changed thousands of lives.
This volume of more than three hundred letters, selected from some seven thousand gathered around the world, is the first to provide a comprehensive collection of Thornton Wilder's correspondence.
Wilder was known as a man who knew everybody, and these letters vividly document the range of his friendships. Readers will find him roller-skating with Walt Disney, attending an inaugural reception for FDR at the White House, describing his life as a soldier in two World Wars, mentoring younger writers, dining out with Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor, and savoring his association with colorful local citizens during his twenty-month stay as a self-styled "hermit" in an Arizona mining town.
Through Wilder's correspondence, readers can eavesdrop on his conversations with Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein. No�l Coward, Max Reinhardt, Gene Tunney, Alexander Woollcott, Laurence Olivier, Ruth Gordon, Garson Kanin, Aaron Copeland, Paul Hindemith, Leonard Bernstein, Edward Albee, and Mia Farrow. Equally absorbing are Wilder's intimate letters to his family. pThe author of such classics as iOur Town/i and iThe Bridge of San Luis Rey/i, Wilder was a born storyteller and dramatist; we see that talent emerging in scenes and incidental dialogue in his letters. With characteristic exuberance, he draws on his vast reservoir of learning and his incessant reading to inform, encourage, instruct, and entertain. In this collection, Thornton Wilder speaks for himself in his own unique, enduring voice.
Rudolf Arnheim is one of this century's most influential thinkers in the visual arts, and perhaps the most lucid and accessible writer on the arts today. From his now-classic book on film theory to his definitive texts on visual perception, from his seminal treatment of Picasso's Guernica to his primary research on the psychology of the creative process; from his lasting influence as a professor at Harvard to the overcrowded lectures at the University of Michigan in the final decade of his teaching career, Arnheim has shaped the discourse of the visual arts like no other individual in this century. The collection reflects on the scope, direction, and impact of Arnheim's work, through his own words as well as those of the contemporaries he influenced. The book includes an impressive array of essays, interviews, and tributes by internationally recognized artists, architects, and scholars, including art historian Vincent Scully, graphic artist Paul Rand, architect Daniel Libeskind, and writers and artists such as Gyorgy Kepes, Dore Ashton, and Sir Ernst Gombrich. The collection is enhanced by visual material from Arnheim's personal collection, which forms a further narrative strand. This volume cuts across a series of disciplines including art history, psychology, architecture, and studio art. Rudolf Arnheim: Revealing Vision will find an appreciative audience among scholars and specialists whose thinking has been influenced by Arnheim, as well as among general readers interested in the visual arts. "This imaginatively conceived and executed collection is a fine tribute to one of the major thinkers of modernism of the twentieth century--someone whose work has deeply influenced generations of artists, art historians, psychologists, and historians and critics of film." --Donald Preziosi, University of California, Los Angeles
Zac has never tasted freedom. In a small mining camp on the fringe of Ascadell, he lives for his fellow slaves, and they see him as their leader. One day everything changes—his mining camp is destroyed by mysterious raiders in black armor. His masters and fellow slaves are murdered. The raiders are the servants of an evil wizard who is infecting the citizens of Ascadell with an enchanted disease that turns them into vicious Banes. In the chaos of the raider attack, Zac manages to escape, leaving behind the ashes of everything he has ever known and heading for an adventure greater than anything he has ever imagined.