Category : Fiction
Editor : Open Road Media
ISBN : 9781504062633
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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From one of America’s most popular short story writers and an Academy Award nominee: the O. Henry Award–winning tale that inspired the movie The Hunt. A subject of mysterious rumors and superstition, the deserted Caribbean Island was shrouded in an air of peril. To Sanger Rainsford, who fell off a yacht and washed up on its shores, the abandoned isle was a welcome paradise. But unknown to the big-game hunter, a predator lurked in its lush jungles—one more dangerous than any he had ever encountered: a human. First published in 1924, this suspenseful tale “has inspired serial killers, films and stirred controversy in schools. A century on, the story continues to thrill” (The Telegraph). “[A] tense, relentless story of man-against-man adventure, in which the hunter Sanger Rainsford learns, at the hands of General Zaroff, what it means to be hunted.” —Criterion

Category : Religion
Editor : Univ of California Press
ISBN : 9780520284913
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 364
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The 1980s saw the peak of a moral panic over fantasy role-playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons. A coalition of moral entrepreneurs that included representatives from the Christian Right, the field of psychology, and law enforcement claimed that these games were not only psychologically dangerous but an occult religion masquerading as a game. Dangerous Games explores both the history and the sociological significance of this panic. Fantasy role-playing games do share several functions in common with religion. However, religionÑas a socially constructed world of shared meaningÑcan also be compared to a fantasy role-playing game. In fact, the claims of the moral entrepreneurs, in which they presented themselves as heroes battling a dark conspiracy, often resembled the very games of imagination they condemned as evil. By attacking the imagination, they preserved the taken-for-granted status of their own socially constructed reality. Interpreted in this way, the panic over fantasy-role playing games yields new insights about how humans play and together construct and maintain meaningful worlds. LaycockÕs clear and accessible writing ensures that Dangerous Games will be required reading for those with an interest in religion, popular culture, and social behavior, both in the classroom and beyond.

Category : Fiction
Editor : T.K. Leigh
ISBN :
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 425
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He's the hottest new rockstar on the scene. I was once engaged to his brother. Can he convince me he's worth the risk?  Asher York. Talented musician. The voice of an angel. The body of an Adonis. And the man I happened to have a one-night stand with in Vegas. No big deal, right? What happens in Vegas… Well, you know how the saying goes. Did I mention I was once engaged to Asher’s brother? I walked away, hoping my momentary lack of judgment would stay in the past. I should have known it wouldn’t. Not with my luck. Now Asher York is back in my life, and that flame I hoped would flicker and die still burns brightly. But can I put my heart on the line, knowing this man has the power to obliterate it? Can I allow myself to come between two brothers? There’s only one way to find out. Let the games begin… Dangerous Games is a standalone forbidden relationship, second chance romance, with a rockstar twist. Grab your copy today. The Dating Games Series Recommended Reading Order Each book in this series can be enjoyed separately as each revolves around a different couple, but for the best reading experience it is recommended to read in the order below. 1. Dating Games 2. Wicked Games 3. Dangerous Games 4. Royal Games 5. Tangled Games What readers are saying about Dangerous Games: "A captivating storyline from page one, touches of nail-bitting suspense, all the delicious angst, and all the feels. And let’s not forget the amazing hero that is Asher York. My little bookworm heart never stood a chance!" - Goodreads Reviewer "If you’re a fan of forbidden romance and enduring chest pains from the sheer weight of the angst, this is the book for you." - Jeeves Reads Romance "Forbidden romance? Check. Second chance romance? Check. Brothers? Check. T.K. Leigh destroying my heart? Double check." - Goodreads Reviewer "The author delivered a well-built love story and characters with real depth." - Goodreads Reviewer "So many angsty, jaw-dropping stars for this book!" - Red Hatter Book Blog "Between the passion and angst, this book hit it out of the park for me!" - Goodreads Reviewer "The writing is incredible and unfolds at a nice steady pace with explosive twists that overtake your mind and hit all your senses." - Goodreads Reviewer "Well Asher York may have just stolen the show for me in this series!!" - Goodreads Reviewer "I will never look at an Origami Dove or think of a Boomerang the same after reading this one." - Goodreads Reviewer "All. The. Stars. There are no words to describe all of what I’m feeling after finishing Dangerous Games. It was AMAZING. INCREDIBLE. UNPUTDOWNABLE!" - Goodreads Reviewer Topics: multicultural romance, second chance romance, rockstar romance, ex's brother, love triangle, second chance, multicultural, contemporary romance, modern romance, New York romance, Las Vegas romance, bachelorette party, funny romance, smart romance, humorous romance, romantic comedy, city romance, lighthearted romance, hot romance, proposal, proposal romance, engagement, engagement romance, sexy, heartwarming, heart-warming, love, love books, kissing books, emotional journey, contemporary, contemporary romance, romance series, romance series, USA Today bestseller, USA Today bestselling romance author, T.K. Leigh, T.K. Leigh books, wealthy hero, billionaire hero, sassy heroine, strong heroine, funny heroine, quirky heroine, mysterious hero, adoption, musician romance, gripping romance, captivating romance, hot romance, steamy romance,

Category : Fiction
Editor : Pan Macmillan
ISBN : 9781509800131
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 400
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One woman risks everything to expose the truth in Danielle Steel's deeply suspenseful drama, the gripping bestseller, Dangerous Games. TV journalist Alix Phillips is always willing to put herself on the frontline for her job. Driven by her ambition to succeed and her passion for her work, all that matters is getting the story. After the loss of her husband, only her beloved mother and daughter are allowed to get close. And her cameraman, Ben. Neither of them fears death – facing up to their feelings for each other is more terrifying. With rumours circulating of major scandal in the White House, Alix is determined to uncover the truth. This story could blow the corridors of power wide open, and this time Alix is feeling the heat. But as Alix delves further into the scandal, powerful people want to silence her, targeting her family. For someone who was never scared, Alix now realizes that the time has come to play some very dangerous games.

Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
Editor : Chronicle Books
ISBN : 9781452179902
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 200
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What begins as a test of bravery or a sleepover activity—chanting in front of a mirror, riding an elevator alone, taking pictures in the dark—can become something . . . dangerous. This compendium collects the most spine-chilling games based on urban legends from around the world. Centuries–old games such as Bloody Mary and Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board are detailed alongside new games from the internet age, like The Answer Man, a sinister voice that whispers secrets to whomever manages to contact him with a cellphone. With step-by-step instructions, historical context, and the stakes for each game, this black handbook is the ideal gift for anyone looking for a late-night thrill—but beware who, or what, may come out to play.

Category : History
Editor : Profile Books
ISBN : 9781847652003
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 120
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The past is capricious enough to support every stance - no matter how questionable. In 2002, the Bush administration decided that dealing with Saddam Hussein was like appeasing Hitler or Mussolini, and promptly invaded Iraq. Were they wrong to look to history for guidance? No; their mistake was to exaggerate one of its lessons while suppressing others of equal importance. History is often hijacked through suppression, manipulation, and, sometimes, even outright deception. MacMillan's book is packed full of examples of the abuses of history. In response, she urges us to treat the past with care and respect.

Category : History
Editor : Modern Library
ISBN : 9780812979961
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 191
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Acclaimed historian Margaret MacMillan explores here the many ways in which history affects us all. She shows how a deeper engagement with history, both as individuals and in the sphere of public debate, can help us understand ourselves and the world better. But she also warns that history can be misused and lead to misunderstanding. History is used to justify religious movements and political campaigns alike. Dictators may suppress history because it undermines their ideas, agendas, or claims to absolute authority. Nationalists may tell false, one-sided, or misleading stories about the past. Political leaders might mobilize their people by telling lies. It is imperative that we have an understanding of the past and avoid these and other common traps in thinking to which many fall prey. This brilliantly reasoned work, alive with incident and figures both great and infamous, will compel us to examine history anew—and skillfully illuminates why it is important to treat the past with care.

Category : Juvenile Fiction
Editor : Open Road Media
ISBN : 9781504018821
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 219
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Dido Twite, with the help of some sacred shaman healers, must foil a sinister plot to overthrow the king of a remote South Sea island healers Sailing the high seas in pursuit of Lord Herodsfoot, roving ambassador to the ageing King James III, Dido Twite’s search has led her to the remote South Sea island of Aratu. She arrives with a new friend she made en route, the enigmatic Dr. Talisman, who is returning to the isle after many years. Soon they discover that there’s something even more dangerous in the ancient rain forest than its poisonous pearl snakes, sting monkeys, and 30-foot-long crocodiles. Dido and Talisman are confronted by the Angrian invaders, who drove the Dilendi natives from their home 400 years earlier. Luckily, Dido befriends the gentle Forest People, who can heal with their magical touch. When she learns about a plot to overthrow the island’s suffering king, Dido enlists the Forest People to help her thwart the scheme, save the monarch, and reunite him with his long-lost daughter. Dangerous Games is the 5th book in the award-winning Wolves Chronicles, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order. This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Joan Aiken including rare images from the author’s estate.

Category : Fiction
Editor : St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN : 9781429916257
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 352
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"Leigh's pages explode with a mixture of erotic pleasures." -RT Book Reviews #1 New York Times bestselling author, Lora Leigh's sexy Navy SEALs series, the Tempting SEALs, is red-hot, sexy romantic suspense at its best, featuring men who will stop at nothing to proect their country and all they love no matter how dark the danger, no matter what demons they must face. And when these men love, their passion runs deep and hard. Navy SEAL Clint" Iceman" McIntire earned his name by being the ultimate warrior. He's untouchable, unstoppable and he takes no prisoners. Having crushed an infamous drug cartel in Columbia, Clint was nothing short of an American hero. Now he's home on a much-needed leave, but instead of some R & R, he finds himself neck-deep in the hottest kind of trouble with his best friend's seemingly innocent little sister, Morgana Chavez, the only woman who has the power to bring him to his knees...Morgana has been secretly working with the DEA to uncover a thriving date-rape drug, which leads her to a shadowy faction that is more deadly than anything her team has ever encountered. Now, it's up to Clint to keep this beautiful, determined agent out of harm's way, even while the explosive passion between them threatens to consume them both. But these Dangerous Games will bring Morgana and Clint to the very edge of high stakes danger and perilous desire.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Carpe Per Diem, Inc.
ISBN :
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 428
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My rules for being a Manhattan billionaire's fake girlfriend... No kissing. No fooling around. No falling in love. What can possibly go wrong? Note to self: When your boyfriend dumps you on your thirtieth birthday, it's probably not the smartest idea to drink so much that you wake up in the same bed as the mysterious hottie wearing the gorgeous suit who you noticed sitting across the bar. The only silver lining in my obvious lack of judgment is the promise of never seeing Mr. Suit again, not in a city the size of New York. Or so I thought, until a story I'm working on about the country's most sought-after and elusive escort lands me in the same café as Mr. Suit. So I do what any self-respecting woman of my age would do in my shoes... Try to ignore him. But he won't let me. Instead he makes a proposition that leaves me questioning whether I need to have my ears checked. Be his fake girlfriend for a summer of wealth and excess in the Hamptons. In return, he'll help me win back my boyfriend's heart. Juvenile? You bet. Effective? Could be. Bad idea? Most likely. But what do I have to lose? Apparently, a lot more than I originally bargained for. Let the games begin... Dating Games is a standalone modern retelling of Cinderella meeting her billionaire Prince Charming. If you like a sassy heroine, a sinful hero, and a whole lot of laughs, then you'll love this fake relationship romance. The Dating Games Series Recommended Reading Order Each book in this series can be enjoyed separately as each revolves around a different couple, but for the best reading experience it is recommended to read in the order below. 1. Dating Games 2. Wicked Games 3. Dangerous Games 4. Royal Games 5. Tangled Games * * * What readers are saying about Dating Games: "If you love a sassy heroine, a sexy hero, a fake relationship romance, and a whole lot of laughs this a must read book!" - The Little Bookworm "What an astonishingly beautiful love story." - Spellbound Stories "Dating Games is a fun and flirty romance with a fairytale ending that's guaranteed to melt your heart. Boasting endearing characters and a delightful premise that's served up with a healthy side of humor, Julian and Evie's story is an easy, witty read, that's just perfect to curl up in bed with. - Goodreads Reviewer "T.K. is so good at giving us an array of stories. The angst she can write, the compassion she can pen, and the humor she can tell . . . all make her one of the best of the best." - A Book A Day "Engrossing, entertaining and highly refreshing, yet it will tug at your heart-strings as it evokes a range of emotions from you. - Goodreads Reviewer "This book was brilliant. It was hilarious and had me chuckling to myself the whole way through..." - Queen of the Books "Whether it's a gritty raw romance, angst riddled love or a bit of a mystery wrapped in romance. T.K. Leigh can write them all beautifully." - Bibliophile Chloe * * * Topics: fake relationship romance, billionaire, hamptons, male escort, contemporary romance, modern romance, New York romance, summer romance, funny romance, smart romance, humorous romance, romantic comedy, city romance, lighthearted romance, hot romance, proposal, proposal romance, engagement, engagement romance, sexy, heartwarming, heart-warming, love, love books, kissing books, emotional journey, contemporary, contemporary romance, romance series, romance series, USA Today bestseller, USA Today bestselling romance author, T.K. Leigh, T.K. Leigh books, wealthy hero, billionaire hero, sassy heroine, strong heroine, funny heroine, quirky heroine, mysterious hero, domestic violence, domestic violence romance, second chance romance, gripping romance, captivating romance, hot romance, steamy romance,