When private investigator, Shane Stephens, is hired by the mayor of Cincinnati to track down the hacker who has been threatening him, Shane is sure this is the opportunity to launch the Merleau Detection Agency into the big time. He even convinces Rowe Ward of Ward Security to loan him one of his best IT specialists, Quinn Lake. Shane, a man who prefers casual intimacy, is surprised by his attraction to the moody computer geek, but when Quinn suggests they have fun for the month he's on loan, Shane happily agrees. Both men are expecting nothing more than a good time. But the investigation takes an unexpected turn and they quickly discover they are facing more than a hacker out to ruin the mayor's re-election chances. And as they spend more time together, they realize their relationship may be a lot more than just a good time. With only weeks until the election, Shane and Quinn race to gather the proof they need while dodging bullets and possibly...falling in love.
It's the middle of the night and Judith Lawton literally trips over Dante's bloody body lying in the middle of her kitchen floor. Her estranged husband is alive but barely and Judith is quickly put on the short list of suspects. In her search for what the torturers want, she's immediately thrust into a mystery jam-packed with elusive twists and turns. Judith's very existence depends on the explosive behavior of the would-be killers, who have made it clear that the ultimate safety of the object of their obsession could result in a death sentence. Dangerous people become her friends while friendly faces become suspect. Hungry for love and a little naïve, Judith finds romance in dangerous places. Terror is her constant companion as she desperately struggles to unravel the mystery that has consumed her world. Judith's whirlwind investigation draws her into Dante's colorful past, a past that includes New Orleans, Hong Kong, China and Dante's new love interest. Her perilous journey tests her sanity in what has become an insane world. Combining murder and mayhem with the madness of Mardi Gras, award-winning author, Laurie Ellis, keeps the suspense mounting right up to the very end. This is a real page-turner.
Dante Sonnier, Hollywood agent and friend to the vampire community, has been left reeling by revelations of her own supernatural ancestry. She also has a host of questions, but Dante knows that life with the vampires is rarely a one-problem-at-a-time deal, and answering these questions was never going to be simple. Any hopes Dante may have had of taking time to find answers to her questions is interrupted by first an unexpected proposal from vampire girlfriend Ellis, and then the intrusion into Dante's life by Jude, vampire leader Voshki Kevorkian's hybrid half-sister. Jude reveals some startling new information about Dante's history and leads Dante into some serious temptation. The Children of Judas also have not finished with Dante. Rebel leader Robin Shepherd is still determined to topple the existing vampire leadership and to force Dante to claim her "Right of Blood" to rule over all supernatural creatures. Robin has one more desperate plan to achieve this and she intends to execute it with extreme prejudice, no matter how shattering the consequences might be, and no matter whose life it may cost.
A retelling of the Divine Comedy for our Modern Age with notes and illustrations by the authors. Dante's Inferno retold upon a modern stage with accompanying annotations and illustrations. Second edition, celebrating 710 years since Inferno road. A comedy.With gracious thanks to all who contributed and tellers of all tall tales, most especially Dante Alighieri [himself] and his many translators.
Author: Dante Cicchetti
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 1990-11-08
Twenty-four distinguished behavioral scientists present recent research on the self during the pivotal period of transition from infancy to childhood and place it in historical perspective, citing earlier work of such figures as William James, George Herbert Mead, Sigmund Freud, and Heinz Kohut. Contributors are Elizabeth Bates, Marjorie Beeghly, Barbara Belmont, Leslie Bottomly, Helen K. Buchsbaum, George Butterworth, Vicki Carlson, Dante Cicchetti, James P. Connell, Robert N. Emde, Jerome Kagan, Robert A. LeVine, Andrew N. Meltzoff, Editha Nottelmann, Sandra Pipp, Marian Radke-Yarrow, Catherine E. Snow, L. Alan Sroufe, Gerald Stechler, Sheree L. Toth, Malcolm Watson, and Dennie Palmer Wolf.
“Jennifer Chance’s Rock It is perfect for those of us who like our books the way we like our rockers: smart, sexy, sweet, and a damn good time!”—Lexi Ryan, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Unbreak Me Jennifer Chance unleashes her hot new series with the tale of a smoldering rock star and the fangirl who catches his eye—and finds herself living out her wildest dreams. Lacey Dawes is a total pro at the talent agency where she works, and it doesn’t hurt that IMO Worldwide Media represents Dante Falcone. The rock god has starred in her fantasies since she was sixteen—and remains her secret crush to this day. So when Dante picks her to be the interim manager on his Dream It tour, Lacey can’t believe her luck. Handling Dante is sure to be the most exquisite, spine-tingling, nerve-wracking mix of business and pleasure ever. Although Dante is grateful for the adoring fans who scream for one more of his full-throttle, soul-searing songs, being surrounded by a cadre of corporate types backstage is wearing thin. Then Lacey shows up. Yeah, she’s organized, smart, quick to get him what he wants before he knows he wants it—but Dante senses there’s something else going on with sweet, sexy Lacey. One kiss tells him what that “something” might be . . . and makes him hungry for more. Praise for Rock It “An amazing cast of characters, strong writing, a plot that most women have dreamed of at some time in their life, and all the sexiness that comes with a rock and roll hero make Rock It by Jennifer Chance a chart topper worthy of a Grammy!”—Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews “Rock It totally delivered. . . . The chemistry between Dante and Lacey is totally scrumptious! I am looking forward to more in this series and to see where Jennifer [Chance] takes us!”—Read-Love-Blog “Exhilarating and captivating; a book I couldn't put down! . . . I look forward to reading more books by Ms. Chance. Rock It is a must- read!”—Miss Book Lovers “A true feel-good romance novel, with some hot and steamy sex scenes.”—Cocktails and Books “This book has a great story line. It’s funny and sad and it’s full of rock star goodness!”—Hines and Bigham’s Literary Tryst “Rock It is fun, escapist romance.”—The Reading Date “I had no idea what to expect out of my first romance with a rock star. I am extremely happy to report I love rockers! . . . This is a . . . fun, get-out-of-reality read and I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.”—My Para Hangover Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from other Loveswept titles.
Author: S. N. Lewitt
Release Date: 1993
In the futuristic world in which he lives, Dante McCall, the only person not genetically identical to everyone else, is branded a freak, banished from Earth, and stranded among a strange starfaring culture. Original.
Still flustered from her conversation with Jake, Anita entered her father's den. Looking around her at the books and resources the room housed, Anita despaired that she would never measure up to her father, a criminal lawyer known the world over for his work. Flopping down into the cozy leather chair behind the desk, Anita put her head down, neglecting her studies, and concentrated on where she was going to find a date; after all, she had to show Jake she wasn't a prude. Contemplating her next move, Anita made a phone call to her best, and only friend, Carolyn. The word 'opposites' described them to a tee; Carolyn was bouncy, carefree, and outgoing. Nothing bothered her. Anita on the other hand, was studious, predicable, and had a conscious that drove her nuts. She was very much a Miss Priss. Learning of Anita's little dilemma, via Anita's phone conversation, Carolyn burst out laughing. She congratulated her friend on getting out of her little box, and told her not to worry, that everything would be taken care of. Hanging up the phone, Anita felt queasy; she was no longer in control, having given Carolyn the task of finding her a date for the party. She looked around the intimidating room once more before closing its door behind her. Any thought of concentrating on her studies had gone out the window.
Including notes and an introduction by the translator, a scholarly but highly accessible new translation recreates the narrative immediacy of the immortal masterpiece while preserving its theological complexity and Christian passion for the divine. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.