[Siren Allure ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, shape-shifters, HEA] T'narr Salem keeps his distance, locking his heart safely away. He's never been in love. He has saved that part of himself for his spirit walker and won't risk it for anyone else. Now T'narr has finally found his walker, but only in body, not in spirit. Knox Rosster leads a simple life, fishing for his dinner, making furniture to barter for goods, and praying for the day he can live and love as his heart wishes to. But life is never simple, and when a black witch crosses his path, Knox's life is no longer his own. T'narr will risk everything to reunite his walker with his spirit, no matter what it costs. A man's spirit walker is his destiny. But what price will T'narr have to pay? ** A Siren Erotic Romance
Available in English for the first time, Imperfect Garden is both an approachable intellectual history and a bracing treatise on how we should understand and experience our lives. In it, one of France's most prominent intellectuals explores the foundations, limits, and possibilities of humanist thinking. Through his critical but sympathetic excavation of humanism, Tzvetan Todorov seeks an answer to modernity's fundamental challenge: how to maintain our hard-won liberty without paying too dearly in social ties, common values, and a coherent and responsible sense of self. Todorov reads afresh the works of major humanists--primarily Montaigne, Rousseau, and Constant, but also Descartes, Montesquieu, and Toqueville. Each chapter considers humanism's approach to one major theme of human existence: liberty, social life, love, self, morality, and expression. Discussing humanism in dialogue with other systems, Todorov finds a response to the predicament of modernity that is far more instructive than any offered by conservatism, scientific determinism, existential individualism, or humanism's other contemporary competitors. Humanism suggests that we are members of an intelligent and sociable species who can act according to our will while connecting the well-being of other members with our own. It is through this understanding of free will, Todorov argues, that we can use humanism to rescue universality and reconcile human liberty with solidarity and personal integrity. Placing the history of ideas at the service of a quest for moral and political wisdom, Todorov's compelling and no doubt controversial rethinking of humanist ideas testifies to the enduring capacity of those ideas to meditate on--and, if we are fortunate, cultivate--the imperfect garden in which we live.
Muhammad b. ‘Umar al-Waqidi was a Muslim scholar, born in Medina in the 1st Century. Of his several writings the most significant is the Kitab al-Maghazi, one of the earliest standard histories of the life of the Prophet. Translated into English for the first time, Rizwi Faizer makes available this key text to a new, English-speaking audience. It includes an "Introduction" authored jointly by Rizwi Faizer and Andrew Rippin and a carefully prepared index. The book deals with the events of the Prophet’s life from the time of his emigration from Mecca to his death, and is generally considered to be biographical. Bringing together events in the Prophet’s life with appropriate passages of Qur’an in a considered sequence, the author presents an interpretation of Islam that existed in his times. It includes citations from the Qur’ān, as well as poetry that appears to have been inspired by activities during his life. This English translation of a seminal text on the life of Muhammad is an invaluable addition to the existing literature, and will be of great significance to students and scholars in the field of Islamic studies, Islamic history, Medieval history and Arabic literature.
Author: Allan Pease
Release Date: 2004-01-13
Genre: Family & Relationships
Have you ever wished your partner came with an instruction booklet? This international bestseller is the answer to all the things you've ever wondered about the opposite sex. For their controversial new book on the differences between the way men and women think and communicate, Barbara and Allan Pease spent three years traveling around the world, collecting the dramatic findings of new research on the brain, investigating evolutionary biology, analyzing psychologists, studying social changes, and annoying the locals. The result is a sometimes shocking, always illuminating, and frequently hilarious look at where the battle line is drawn between the sexes, why it was drawn, and how to cross it. Read this book and understand--at last!--why men never listen, why women can't read maps, and why learning each other's secrets means you'll never have to say sorry again. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Robert Greene
Publisher: Profile Books
Release Date: 2010-09-03
Genre: Family & Relationships
Which sort of seducer could you be? Siren? Rake? Cold Coquette? Star? Comedian? Charismatic? Or Saint? This book will show you which. Charm, persuasion, the ability to create illusions: these are some of the many dazzling gifts of the Seducer, the compelling figure who is able to manipulate, mislead and give pleasure all at once. When raised to the level of art, seduction, an indirect and subtle form of power, has toppled empires, won elections and enslaved great minds. In this beautiful, sensually designed book, Greene unearths the two sides of seduction: the characters and the process. Discover who you, or your pursuer, most resembles. Learn, too, the pitfalls of the anti-Seducer. Immerse yourself in the twenty-four manoeuvres and strategies of the seductive process, the ritual by which a seducer gains mastery over their target. Understand how to 'Choose the Right Victim', 'Appear to Be an Object of Desire' and 'Confuse Desire and Reality'. In addition, Greene provides instruction on how to identify victims by type. Each fascinating character and each cunning tactic demonstrates a fundamental truth about who we are, and the targets we've become - or hope to win over. The Art of Seduction is an indispensable primer on the essence of one of history's greatest weapons and the ultimate power trip. From the internationally bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power, Mastery, and The 33 Strategies Of War.
Author: Piers Anthony
Publisher: Del Rey
Release Date: 2012-02-14
When Zane shot Death, he learned, too late, that he would have to assume his place, speeding over the world riding his pale horse, and ending the lives of others. Sooner than he would have thought possible, Zane found himself being drawn to Satan's plot. Already the Prince of Evil was forging a trap in which Zane must act to destroy Luna, the woman he loved...unless he could discover the only way out.... The first novel of the INCARNATIONS OF IMMORATLITY series. From the Paperback edition.
Author: William Devlin
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Release Date: 2011-03-25
Genre: Performing Arts
From his cult classic television series Twin Peaks to his most recent film Inland Empire (2006), David Lynch is best known for his unorthodox narrative style. An award-winning director, producer, and writer, Lynch distorts and disrupts traditional storylines and offers viewers a surreal, often nightmarish perspective. His unique approach to filmmaking has made his work familiar to critics and audiences worldwide, and he earned Academy Award nominations for Best Director for The Elephant Man (1980), Blue Velvet (1986), and Mulholland Drive (2001). Lynch creates a new reality for both characters and audience by focusing on the individual and embracing existentialism. In The Philosophy of David Lynch, editors William J. Devlin and Shai Biderman have compiled an impressive list of contributors to explore the philosophy at the core of the filmmaker’s work. Lynch is examined as a postmodern artist, and the themes of darkness, logic, and time are discussed in depth. Other prominent issues in Lynch’s films, such as Bad faith and freedom, ethics, politics, and religion, are also considered. Investigating myriad aspects of Lynch’s influential and innovative work, The Philosophy of David Lynch provides a fascinating look at the philosophical underpinnings of the famous cult director.
[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, shape-shifters, HEA] Sunan Lee Pung had escaped one evil only to be trapped with another. His curse had taken the one man who, without even knowing it, held his heart. Unfortunately fighting against black magic was a curse in itself. Hamish Ian Potterton is a shy mountain of a man, with a warm heart and a gentle soul. None of which helps him with his love life. After two years of daydreaming about the beautiful snow leopard shifter, he knows he must either move on or do something about it. What he didn't expect was his shifter to walk through the doors of the pub dressed to kill, especially when the room is full of men who would be very happy to take Sunan home. With the aid of some leaky wizards, an English galleon, a nonsupportive tree, and a very grumpy Fate, maybe these two shy spirits can find their happily ever after. ** A Siren Erotic Romance
Author: Ellen Quinn
[Menage Amour ManLove: Erotic Alternative Menage a Trois Romance, M/M/M, shape-shifters, HEA] Gregor Kranski had spent too many years alone, trapped without the one thing that could free his soul. When he finally meets his spirit walker and thinks freedom is within his reach, the man comes with a little baggage. Not that you could call a twenty-odd-foot crocodile little. Darian Ramoth had been kidnapped and forced to work for his family. He was also being used to blackmail his wayward spirit walker. When he escaped, he'd had to leave Jonah Monack behind, but he'd gone with the promise he would return. Jonah is brutally held for his knowledge and abilities. Darian had managed to escape but is now returning against Jonah's wishes. Not only that, he is returning with another spirit walker. Shifters don't have two walkers, do they? Finding your destiny, obtaining your destiny, safeguarding that destiny, and loving those within it are getting more and more complicated by the hour. ** A Siren Erotic Romance