A beastly prince. An enchanting beauty. Only love can break the spell. Once upon a time... The wicked King Thorn forced the enchantress Zuleika to cast a terrible curse. She fled his court to travel the world, helping those who need her magic most. Until a search for her merchant father's lost ships leads her to an enchanted island, where Prince Vardan, the island's ruler, is afflicted by the most powerful curse Zuleika has ever encountered. She's not sure she can reverse the spell, but she's determined to try. After all, a prince who fights pirates can't be all bad...no matter how beastly his appearance. Together, can the enchanting beauty and the beastly prince break the spell? Keywords: adult fairytale retelling, beauty and the beast, cinderella, fairy godmother, witches paranormal romance, classic tale, mythology and folktales, medieval historical romance, adult fantasy, Norse romance, Viking romance, royal romance, fairytale romance
Author: Ellen Dugan
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Release Date: 2008-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Discover how to unleash your passionate, playful goddess within by using the positive, natural forces all around us—magick. Blending magickal techniques and the principles of female empowerment, this fun, easy-to-follow guidebook demonstrates how to attract true love and rekindle romance. With warmth and humor, Ellen Dugan introduces love magick and its rules. You'll find a wide array of simple rituals, charms, and spells to catch someone's eye, call on Aphrodite for help, and more. Single and married women will also find practical advice on flirting and seduction, enhancing one's appearance, and making the most of your magnetic feminine power. With confidence and a positive attitude, you''ll learn how to draw love energy into your life to keep the flames of passion burning brightly.
Rae’s fragile emotions are becoming unhinged. Lochlann demands she keeps the bond with his brother secret, and the duties of High Priestess threaten to crush her rebellious nature, diminishing her glow. Breandan is her warrior, her light in the dark, but even he cannot hope to protect Rae from her own blood, and the extremes his need to possess her push him to. At odds with his kin, struggling with his own purpose, he fights for his claim on Rae to be honored. The he-witch gathers power, and the land is disquieted. Cael’s evil taints everything he touches, and the sky burns red, a herald of his war. But something about him draws Rae, compels her to seek him out. Rae must break the irons of doom to embrace her fate. She must become the Priestess demonkind cry out for, and wield magics that are hers by birthright. Or watch from the arms of her love as the world perishes in flames. Fantasy romance with fae, vampires, shapeshifters and witches.
Since the seventeenth century, Western culture has been undergoing what historians and sociologists call secularization, the process via which religious institutions lose more and more of their power in society. Whereas Western society was once held together by the Christian Church, it is now held together by the rational procedures dictated by modern capitalism. But the rules of capitalism, whether ultimately helpful or harmful to our society's development, are not values or spiritual principles. Instead, they are simply technical dicta about the most efficient means to an economic end. One visible aspect of the process of secularization is the weakening, and perhaps eventual withering away, of traditional religious institutions. This process is already fully visible in Western Europe, and is evident, on a more subterranean level, in American society as well. Secularization threatens to "disenchant" the world (Max Weber), to cut us off from the sense of the sacred and of Mystery. But the withering of the old religious institutions does not mean that religion and spirituality themselves will simply disappear. Rather, they can take on new forms, as is evident in the New Age movement in American society. Yet, there is a difficulty with New Age sorts of spiritualities when compared with the old-time religion: these new spiritualities tend to be very individualistic, if not idiosyncratic. Sociologists point out that our spiritual practices will never appear fully real to us unless they have inter-subjective validity, unless they are supported by a social "plausibility structure" (Peter Berger). That is, my view of the world has the aura of reality as long as most of the people around me acknowledge that view and reinforce it. But individualistic New Age pieties seem to have no such social reinforcement underpinning them. Hence the central argument of To Re-Enchant the World: the Unitarian Universalist community accomplishes the unique task of re-enchanting the world by bringing a host of individual spiritualities into a single community where all of them are affirmed and thus granted social plausibility. The U.U. community, then, is a particularly powerful site for the re-enchantment of the world: it puts us back in touch with the sacred and with what the book labels the Mysterious Depth of reality. While Unitarian Universalists can bring many different spiritual ways into the U.U. community, five are analyzed in depth in the book, namely, humanism, a focus on nature, engagement with the arts, commitment to social justice, and devotion to a Source/Creative Abyss of the universe. The book also considers rituals common to the U.U. community and the experience of sacred space, sacred time, and sacred word in that community. Finally, To Re-Enchant the World makes some predictions about the future of Unitarian Universalism and even touches on the delicate issue of U.U. proselytizing. The book as a whole attempts to present a philosophical analysis of Unitarian Universalism that draws upon the most important intellectual currents in contemporary Western culture. The book operates with the conviction that while other American religious denominations can have their "systematic theologies," there is no reason why Unitarian Universalists cannot have philosophies of U.U. pluralism.
He's determined not to be a hero... Lord Morgandale is as notorious as he is dashing, and he's determined no woman will tie him down. But from the moment Arianna Sweet appears on his doorstep, he cannot resist the lure of her fascinating personality, exotic wardrobe, and tempting green eyes... She has a deadly secret... Arianna Sweet never imagined the significance of her father's research until after his untimely death. Now she is in possession of his groundbreaking discovery, one that someone would kill for. She can't tell Lord Morgandale her secret, but she knows she needs his help, desperately... Praise for The Rogues' Dynasty Series "Bewitching, beguiling, and unbelievably funny." -Fresh Fiction "A captivating mix of discreet intrigue and potent passion." -Booklist "A gripping plot, great love scenes, and well-drawn characters...impossible to put down." -The Romance Studio "Amelia Grey grabs you by the heart, draws you in, and does not let go." -Romance Junkies Winner of the Booksellers Best Award and the Romantic Times Award for Love and Laughter, Amelia Grey's books have been sold in Europe, Russia and China. Married for twenty-five years to her high school sweetheart, she has lived in Alabama, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and now calls Panama City Beach, Florida, home.
Author: Timothy Garrett Young
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release Date: 2007
This volume presents over 200 selected original artworks from the collection of Betsy Beinecke Shirley, one of the great collectors of American children's literature. Shirley gathered an authoritative collection of books, original illustrations, manuscripts, as well as drawings and paintings from such children's classics as ''Treasure Island'' and ''Eloise.'' The artwork in Shirley's collection guides the reader on a tour through the stages of childhood reading, this volume begins with ABC's and nursery books. It continues through adventure stories, magazines, and more, then concludes with a miscellany section of odds and ends. The images demonstrate how children's books evolved, from the nation's first days of independence to modern times. Artists whose works are represented include many of the favorites, among them Ludwig Bemelmans, Maurice Sendak, A.B. Frost, Wanda Gag, Peter Newell, N.C. Wyeth, Tony Sarg, Robert Lawson, and Johnny Gruelle.
The Art oft the Start Dieser äußerst praktische Ratgeber behandelt alle wichtigen Punkte, die man bei der Gründung einer Organisation, ob Unternehmen oder Non-Profit-Initiative, bedenken muss. Guy Kawasaki weiß dabei aus eigenen Erfahrungen, dass die Gründung weniger eine Wissenschaft als vielmehr eine Kunst ist. In elf Kapiteln stellt er dar, wie man die Kunst der Gründung erlernt mit dem Ziel, die Dinge von vornherein „richtig anzupacken“. Guy Kawasaki schreibt leichtgängig und humorvoll. FAQs, zahlreiche Übungen und Checklisten werden effektvoll eingesetzt und geben Orientierung bei der Umsetzung. Gängige Überzeugungen widerlegt er mit persönlichen Erfahrungen und verdichtet sie zu ganz konkreten Empfehlungen. Jedes Kapitel beginnt mit einer Quintessenz. Hilfreiche „Minikapitel“ gehen auf viele „nebensächliche“ Dinge ein wie „Die Kunst, gute PowerPoint-Präsentation zu erstellen“, „Die Kunst des Netzwerkens“ oder „Die Kunst, ein guter Redner zu sein“.
Contains 52 brilliant ideas that will help you plan and host the perfect party - with the help of these you will be the belle of your own ball. Host unforgettable and original parties, whether they're for the under-fives or the old-enough-to-know-betters! With these inspiring ideas you'll have every angle covered!
Author: Guy Kawasaki
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2011-03-03
Genre: Business & Economics
Guy Kawasaki is an entrepreneur's entrepreneur who gives reliable and entertaining advice on getting a business off the ground. His bestseller The Art of the Start is the essential reference book for starting any new enterprise. The Art of Enchantment is an update of Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People, in which Kawasaki asserts that the fundamental goal of influence is not to get your own way, but to bring about a change of heart in other people by working with and through them. Covering subjects like How To Make An Enchanting Product, How To Overcome Resistance, and How To Enchant Your Boss, this is another classic in the making from one of the most respected voices in business.
The must-read summary of Guy Kawasaki's book: "Enchantment: The Key to Attracting People to Your Company". This complete summary of the ideas from Guy Kawasaki's book "Enchantment" shows that even if you have an insanely great mousetrap, the world will not beat a path to your door. Everyone’s busy doing their own thing. In practice, the greater your mousetrap is, the harder it will be to get people to embrace it because it will be so different to what they’re used to. Instead of sitting back and hoping you’ll be discovered, you have to get busy enchanting people with what you have. Enchantment is the art and process of turning cynics into believers and then enlisting them in a crusade to tell the world. This summary highlights a few steps in bringing about enchantment and the nine things that you can do to get some enchantment working in your favor. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand key concepts • Increase your business knowledge To learn more, read "Enchantment" and find out why you should go forth and enchant.
Mara Pryce never imagined that her life was anything but normal and then a strange gray-eyed young man appears at her graduation. When he vanishes without a trace, she's convinced he's a figment of her imagination. Then he appears again and shatters her whole world. Mara is an enchanter, part of an ancient line of Wiccan power, and a war is raging-one of good and evil-between the Enchanted and the Iniquitous. The Iniquitous want her dead and it's Theodore's job as her protector to keep her safe. When Mara and Theodore arrive at a safe house, where Mara will remain hidden while learning about her powers, they find that the real threat might be a little closer to home than they want to believe.
As the Earl of Fordingham, Tristan Cavendish has lived by the code his father beat into him for so long he’s driven everyone in his life away, including his brother. Now he is alone. Loneliness dictates he must change, so he sets out to make amends with his only sibling. Alas, his brother seems none too inclined to hear him out, and a woman who must be a vision from Fordingham’s dreams walks into his path. Now, more than ever before, he knows he must change his ways or risk driving her away as well…but how? Calista Bartlett is on the hunt for a husband—but one who is nothing at all like the betrayer who was her former beau. When she sees the Earl of Fordingham across the room at a soiree, she knows she’s found the very man who is everything her one-time beau was not. Fordingham presents an icy façade to the world, but Calista discovers a passionate man who kisses her feverishly and warms her through to the bones. Can she ever convince him to let down his guard permanently? ***This novella of approximately 19,000 words was previously published in the anthology A Season to Remember and the collection Charming and Just a Bit Disarming.***
Rhianna, daughter of a powerful Celtic chieftain and a woman haunted by her mystical gift of prophecy, finds forbidden passion in the arms of her sworn enemy, Marcus, the nephew of the Roman provincial governor. Original.
Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Release Date: 2015
Genre: First loves
Joyce loves Luca. Luca loves Joyce. Frank loves his family and will do anything to protect it, even if it means taking away his brothers reason for existing. Falling, only takes one step, one movement of the chess piece, and in Joyce's fall she took more than just one heart with her. Go back to the beginning where the drama of the Elect all starts. Go back to the first part of the story. Where true love tried to conquer all. Where true love...failed.