She’s scared and broken, but soon she’ll be mine. I was only a boy when I saw my mother murdered in front of me. That does something to a man. It turns him hard, cold and makes him an addict for control. In all things. My desires are dark and what I’m interested in is far more than simple submission. I’ve been waiting for someone as broken as me. Someone who truly needs to give up complete control and rely on me to take away her pain. And then I found her. Katia. My kitten. The moment I laid eyes on her gorgeous face, full lips and seductive curves, she stole the air from my lungs. It’s been so long since I’ve wanted something so intensely. She devours my every waking moment, teasing me with just a taste. She’s stronger than she knows, but haunted by a past that won’t loosen its grip on her. She’s refused my collar and I know why. The last one she wore wasn’t by choice. But this time she’s going to beg for it.I can give her what he didn’t - true domination and trust. I’ll own her pleasure, her happiness and she can sate my desire for complete control. I only need her to give me a chance. Just one chance to buy her. The moment she agrees and steps on that stage at the auction, she’s mine. But she doesn’t have to worry, I’ll care for all her desires. *Sold is a full-length standalone DARK romance with an HEA, no cheating, and no cliffhanger.
Everything has a price … and I’m willing to pay. I trust no one. I thrive with control and I’ve learned to be ruthless and coldhearted. A love life? I’m not interested. But I still have desires. That’s where Dahlia came in; my treasure. She had never been a submissive before and I was eager to train her. When I saw her on stage at the auction, dressed in gold, I knew I had to have her. She’s mine for an entire month. I own her. But one lie changed everything. She’s going to pay for it. But I’m doing this for her own good. She needs this. I’m going to make this right. I’m going to heal her. If it’s the last thing I do. *Bought is a full-length standalone romance with an HEA, no cheating, and no cliffhanger.
One look, and panties drop. One night, and they’re ready to marry me. Too bad I’m not interested in anything more than a taste. Until I’m tempted by Little Miss Goody-Two-Shoes. She’s a good girl, the kind I want to possess, dominate, ruin. No one’s ever told me no, and I’m not about to let it stop me now. She keeps pushing me away, even with her curvy body pressed against mine and those soft moans spilling from her lips. But I’m persistent. She doesn’t stand a chance. And now that she’s moved in next door, it’s only a matter of time before I'll have her screaming my name. She can try to run, but she’s not getting away from the bad boy next door. *Inked is a full-length romance with an HEA, no cheating, and no cliffhanger.
Samantha has long been feeling the effects of her husband Johann’s gambling addiction. He’d almost lost everything they had, and now, he’s even bet Samantha! When a man named Cristiano appears after winning Johann’s last bet, Samantha’s husband disappears, and she’s forced to give in to the man who bested him. But when she and her daughter, Gabby, suddenly run away to the orphanage Samantha grew up in, they discover that even that won’t keep Cristiano from pursuing his winnings!
Renee’s Poems with Wings Are Words in Flight is a collection of poetic injustices that reflect periods in time relating to slavery, Civil Rights Movement and the 21st century. WE CANNOT FORGET TO REMEMBER OUR PAST, AND... WE CANNOT REMEMBER TO FORGET OUR PRESENT, AND... WE SHOULD NEVER FORGET, THAT WE WERE SOLD: TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER! RENEE’ B. DRUMMOND-BROWN
Author: Donglang Yang
Release Date: 2014-05-21
Genre: Business & Economics
The Chinese Research Institute of Construction Management (CRIOCM) in collaboration with Xi'an Jiaotong University proudly invites all academics, researchers and professionals to participate in the CRIOCM 2013, the 18th International Symposium on "Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate". We will uphold and preserve the idea and tradition of pragmatism and innovation, to offer an excellent academic and communication platform for academics and professionals to exchange information on the latest developments in real estate and construction management.
Author: Jane Porter
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Release Date: 2009-02-01
Taken by the Highest Bidder by Jane Porter Samantha van Bergen has been won by the highest bidder: dark and sexy Italian racing driver Cristiano Bartolo. Virginal Sam suspects Cristiano will seduce her! But she quickly finds out he has another reason for wanting her – bedding her is just a bonus!
Socialite Paige Ashton had never expected to enter the charity auction she had organized. But when a bachelorette went missing, she found herself standing on stage, the sudden "property" of the most undeniably handsome man in the room. Walker Camberlane had decided to rescue Paige from her uncomfortable situation with the highest bid. But he was also interested in the Ashton beauty for an altogether different reason. Paying $10,000 for her didn't give Walker the right to make demands. Yet Paige found herself succumbing to his magnetism and on the verge of doing anything he asked. Anything.
Author: Johann Kirsten
Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering
"Millions of Africans spend their entire lives poor, hungry, and malnourished, and most depend on agriculture for their livelihoods, either directly or indirectly. Despite its potential to drive economic growth and poverty reduction, however, African agricultural development has remained disappointing-whether because of underinvestment or poor returns to investments. This book, Institutional Economics Perspectives on African Agricultural Development, is inspired by the conviction that effective African agricultural development requires building better institutions. It provides an accessible synthesis of new institutional economics theory and research into understanding and improving African agriculture, particularly smallholder agriculture. Interspersing theory with case studies from a wide range of countries, the book addresses such policy issues as how markets for different commodities and services function in different political, cultural, and economic contexts. It not only makes an important contribution to the existing literature, but also provides development practitioners, policymakers, and graduate students working-or intending to work-in these fields with essential knowledge and tools for addressing these challenges. OVERVIEW: Theoretical and Conceptual Framework; Exchange in Goods and Services; Natural Resources Management; and An Institutional Perspective on the State: Its Role and Challenges."
Author: Paul W. Macavoy
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Business & Economics
The book is divided into three major sections. The first presents a theoretical discussion that underlies the other essays. The second section deals with privatization issues from the perspective of the United States. The third describes research addressed to the U. K. and Canada. In the first chapter, Richard Zeckbauser and Murray Horn develop a wide-ranging theoretical framework for assessing the capabilities and role of state-owned enterprises; it provides a foundation for the analyses that follow. In The Control and Perfonnance o[ State-Owned Enterprises , they describe state-owned enterprises as an extreme case of the separation of ownership and control. The focus is on management --the incentives it faces and the conflicts to which it is subjected. The distinguishing characteristics of public enterprise, the authors suggest, give it a comparative advantage over both public bureaucracy and private enterprise in certain situations. They argue that legislators are more likely to prefer SOEs over private enterprise when the efficiency of private enterprise is undermined by regulation or the tbreat of opportunistic state action, when the informational demands of subsidizing private production to meet distributional objectives are high, when it is difficult to assign property rights, or when state ownership is ideologically appealing. These considerations suggest why SOEs are usually assigned special rights and responsibilities, and they help explain observed regularities in the distribution of SOEs across countries and sectors. Zeckhauser and Horn apply principal-agent theory to identify the key factors underlying the performance of state-owned enterprises.