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Slave, Warrior, Queen (Of Crowns and Glory—Book 1)

By Morgan Rice
  • ISBN Code: : 1632915529
  • Publisher : Morgan Rice
  • Pages : 250
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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“Morgan Rice has come up with what promises to be another brilliant series, immersing us in a fantasy of valor, honor, courage, magic and faith in your destiny. Morgan has managed again to produce a strong set of characters that make us cheer for them on every page.…Recommended for the permanent library of all readers that love a well-written fantasy.” --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (regarding Rise of the Dragons) From #1 Bestselling author Morgan Rice comes a sweeping new fantasy series. 17 year old Ceres, a beautiful, poor girl in the Empire city of Delos, lives the harsh and unforgiving life of a commoner. By day she delivers her father’s forged weapons to the palace training grounds, and by night she secretly trains with them, yearning to be a warrior in a land where girls are forbidden to fight. With her pending sale to slavehood, she is desperate. 18 year old Prince Thanos despises everything his royal family stands for. He abhors their harsh treatment of the masses, especially the brutal competition—The Killings—that lies at the heart of the city. He yearns to break free from the restraints of his upbringing, yet he, a fine warrior, sees no way out. When Ceres stuns the court with her hidden powers, she finds herself wrongfully imprisoned, doomed to an even worse life than she could imagine. Thanos, smitten, must choose if he will risk it all for her. Yet, thrust into a world of duplicity and deadly secrets, Ceres quickly learns there are those who rule, and those who are their pawns. And that sometimes, being chosen is the worst that can happen. SLAVE, WARRIOR, QUEEN tells an epic tale of tragic love, vengeance, betrayal, ambition, and destiny. Filled with unforgettable characters and heart-pounding action, it transports us into a world we will never forget, and makes us fall in love with fantasy all over again. Book #2 in OF CROWNS AND GLORY will be released soon!

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There’s punishment—and then there’s vengeance. Find both in book four of Tiffany Reisz’s fan-favorite Original Sinners series… Nora Sutherlin is in handcuffs, held captive by two men. Under different circumstances, she would enjoy the situation immensely, but her captors aren’t interested in play. Or pity. As the reality of her impending peril unfolds, Nora becomes Scheherazade, buying each hour of her life with stories—sensual tales of Søren, Kingsley and Wesley, each of whom has tempted and tested and tortured her in his own way. This, Nora realizes, is her life: nothing so simple, so vanilla, as a mere love triangle for her. It’s a knot in a silken cord, a tangled mass of longings of the body and the heart and the mind. And it may unravel at any moment. But in Nora’s world, no one is ever truly powerless—a cadre of her friends, protectors and lovers stands ready to do anything to save her, even when the only certainty seems to be sacrifice and heartbreak…. Originally published in 2013

Amore malato... è possibile guarirne

By Carlo Mattacchini
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  • Publisher : Youcanprint
  • Book Code : 8892669893
  • Total of Pages : 252
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 830
  • Pdf File: amore-malato-è-possibile-guarirne.pdf

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Sarà forse perché figlio di genitori che si sono separati dopo una lunga conflittualità che ha fatto soffrire noi figli, mia sorella e me, in una dolorosa alternanza di allontanamenti e avvicinamenti mai risolutivi, che quello dell’amore malato è un tema che, anche se non così formulato, è stato sempre alla mia attenzione fin dall'adolescenza. Certamente anzitutto per vedere se potevo evitare a me quell'esperienza, cosa non possibile, poiché le radici di un amore malato affondano nelle origini stesse della vita. Introverso, timido, mi sono spesso scoperto a leggere gli errori che le persone intorno a me facevano nelle relazioni affettive: chiari, nitidi ai miei occhi, invisibili ai loro, poiché la pagliuzza nell'occhio dell’altro è più leggibile della trave nel proprio. Poi, con la professione di analista e soprattutto con la rielaborazione dei miei conflitti affettivi, ho capito che se è vero che, forse, non ci si può non ammalare d’amore, è anche vero che se ne può guarire. Si può uscire da quelle sofferenze che avvelenano la vita. E fare con la persona che si ha accanto una sorta di fiaba per adulti lunga una vita. Questo libro è un tentativo di descrivere malattia e strada per la guarigione, di raccontare l’esperienza di un amore creativo data dall'aver un partner come amico.

L'Arte del Narrare

By Pino Viscusi
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  • Publisher : Youcanprint
  • Book Code : 889264386X
  • Total of Pages : 228
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 926
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"L'arte del narrare" di Pino Viscusi presenta una serie di film dove una originale narrazione della realtà d'oggi si intreccia con particolari dipinti che fanno da appoggio alle parole. Nella prima parte "Affresco sulle rive del Po", il regista Raffaele Andreassi nel film "Lupi Dentro", girato nella bassa reggiana, intervista artisti, pescatori e contadini, ed evoca un mondo che sta scomparendo. Nella parte seconda "L'Opera d'arte diventa realtà", Marco Baliani affronta temi esistenziali come la madre, gli angeli, il sorriso, lo specchio ed il dolore, in un excursus tra letteratura e mitologia tra dipinti e realtà. Nei capitoli successivi: "Esplorazione e interiorità" tratta gli artisti Pier Paolo Pasolini, Luca Ronconi, Gae Aulenti, Giorgio Pressburger; "Meditazioni Esistenziali" i registi Karine de Villers e Mario Brenta; "Scorci e colori della Russia d'oggi" il regista Herz Frank.

Memorie di Giuda (Edizione integrale in 2 volumi)

By Ferdinando Petruccelli della Gattina
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  • Book Code : 8831629069
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 757
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"Memorie di Giuda" è un romanzo storico di Ferdinando Petruccelli della Gattina, da alcuni considerato il più importante della sua produzione letteraria. Fu pubblicato inizialmente in Francia nel 1867 con il nome Les Mémoires de Judas ed in seguito in Italia nel 1870 dall’editore Treves. È una rivisitazione dell’apostolo traditore Giuda Iscariota, raffigurato dall’autore come un rivoluzionario che combatte per liberare gli ebrei dall’imposizione romana. L’opera, oltre a manifestare il forte anticlericalismo di Petruccelli, nasconde un messaggio di ideali risorgimentali in quanto Giuda non è altro che un carbonaro ante-litteram. Per il suo contenuto dissacrante, il libro suscitò polemiche, soprattutto da parte delle gerarchie clericali, e fu criticato anche da alcuni intellettuali come Benedetto Croce. Memorie di Giuda ebbe una grande influenza su "La reliquia" di José Maria Eça de Queirós, tale da indurre alcuni studiosi ad accusare lo scrittore portoghese di plagio. Ferdinando Petruccelli della Gattina (Moliterno, 28 agosto 1815 – Parigi, 29 marzo 1890) è stato un giornalista, scrittore, patriota e politico italiano. Prolifico scrittore di idee liberali e anticlericali, spesso anticonformista, fu un esule del governo borbonico a seguito dei moti insurrezionali del 1848. Visse principalmente tra Francia e Inghilterra; la sua attività pubblicistica fu apprezzata e divulgata in diversi paesi europei. Considerato un precursore del giornalismo moderno, egli inaugurò anche il filone letterario che denuncia il malcostume della politica italiana con "I moribondi del Palazzo Carignano".

Com'è amaro il paradiso

By Claudio Pepe
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  • Publisher : Leone Editore
  • Book Code : 8863939063
  • Total of Pages : 251
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 509
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Jamleh, una donna di quarantasei anni nata in Siria e moglie di un jihadista, viene lasciata dal marito che si unisce a un gruppo di guerriglieri. Quando un missile lanciato su Aleppo distrugge la sua casa, Jamleh decide di partire e il suo viaggio la porterà molto più lontano del previsto. Prima ad A’zaz, vicino al lago di Maydanki, dove incontra Thaira, una donna con la quale stringe un legame d’amore proibito, poi a Lampedusa, dopo un viaggio terribile sul Mediterraneo, e infine a Roma. Il paradiso però è sempre più amaro di quanto si immagini.

Centro storico - porta palazzo e dintorni 1990

By Guido Pagliarino
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  • Publisher : Tektime
  • Book Code : 889398539X
  • Total of Pages : 58
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 201
  • Pdf File: centro-storico-porta-palazzo-e-dintorni-1990.pdf

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Nuova edizione rivista dall'autore, in parte accorciata e un poco variata. La prima edizione era esattamente di 1000 versi e s'intitolava ”Centro Storico, racconto torinese in 1000 versi contro il razzismo”. Si tratta d'un poema epico, o racconto in versi come oggi più comunemente si dice, un racconto corale che si snoda in ”canti” intitolati a personaggi le cui vicende sono, direttamente o indirettamente, collegate. L’opera, scritta nell’anno 1990 anche se più volte rivista e qua e là variata dall’autore, si può leggere come un insieme di flash – quasi – storici su di un centro storico torinese oggi in notevole misura diverso. Nuova edizione rivista dall'autore e in parte variata e in parte accorciata. La prima edizione era esattamente di 1000 versi e s'intitolava ”Centro Storico, racconto torinese in 1000 versi contro il razzismo”. Si tratta d'un poema epico, o racconto in versi come oggi più comunemente si dice, un racconto corale che si snoda in ”canti” intitolati a personaggi le cui vicende sono, direttamente o indirettamente, collegate. L’opera, scritta nell’anno 1990 anche se più volte rivista e qua e là variata dall’autore, si può leggere come un insieme di flash – quasi – storici su di un centro storico torinese oggi in notevole misura diverso. Ne aveva scritto a suo tempo all'autore il compianto Giorgio Bárberi Squarotti: “Caro Pagliarino, ho letto con vivo interesse questa galleria di ritratti di personaggi di un quartiere torinese, quasi una specie di ”antologia di Spoon River” di vivi (con qualche morto), raccontata dall'autore - testimone nel verso di ampio respiro, ben modulato e scandito, da cui i volti umani, le tragedie, le situazioni paradossali e grottesche vengono fuori con efficace rilievo. Spesso l'attacco fa pensare a Pavese: con un che di ben più cupo e desolato, tuttavia.” PUBLISHER: TEKTIME

Jinnistan

By Christoph Martin Wieland
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  • Publisher : Mimesis
  • Book Code : 8857574199
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 514
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In questa edizione italiana integrale della celebre raccolta di fiabe curata dall’autore settecentesco Christoph Martin Wieland, si trovano per la prima volta anche i contributi di Friedrich H. Einsiedel e August J. Liebeskind. Il fantastico regno di Jinnistan appare in tutte le sue sfaccettature, palinsesto di molte altre opere successive, in particolare del Flauto magico mozartiano. In un regno di contaminazioni tra figure umane e fatate, tra Oriente e Occidente, sontuosi giardini e ricchi palazzi rococò ispirati alle corti europee, queste fiabe raccontano la storia della fine di un’epoca attraverso un caleidoscopio di immagini e motivi nei quali convivono spazi e tempi lontani, realtà e finzione, ironia e arabesco.

«Specchio, specchio delle mie brame...». Bellezza e invidia

By Elena Pulcini
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  • Publisher : Orthotes Editrice
  • Book Code : 8893140942
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 365
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A partire dal mito del pomo della discordia, la bellezza di cui tratta il saggio di Elena Pulcini è quella intorno alla quale si innesca la competizione riferita da secoli al mondo femminile come una sua caratteristica. Perciò essa si intreccia con l’invidia, passione triste per eccellenza, unico vizio senza piacere. Attraverso letteratura, cinema e famosi serial televisivi, l’Autrice cerca di verificare se quest’idea sia davvero soltanto uno stereotipo. Sicuramente esso è corrispondente al senso di impotenza femminile prodotto dalla società nella sua storia. Così l'invidia si diffonde maggiormente tra le donne perché è una passione "democratica", cioè prospera solo tra eguali. E come la bellezza, ossessiva e competitiva, aumenta di valore nella società dello spettacolo, così cresce anche l’invidia. Ma una resistenza è sempre possibile: rivendicare l’unicità della propria storia e della propria identità, una specie di resistenza melvilliana à la Bartleby, col suo “preferirei di no”.

Diary of a Submissive

By Sophie Morgan
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101611650
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 619
  • Pdf File: diary-of-a-submissive.pdf

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The “real” Fifty Shades of Grey…A true life erotic story of female submission to rival The Story of O. In Diary of a Submissive, Sophie Morgan candidly explains what exactly an independent, 21st century woman gets out of relinquishing her power and personal freedom in a submissive relationship with a dominant man for their mutual sexual pleasure. In the wake of Fifty Shades of Grey, here is a memoir that offers the real story of what is means to be a submissive and follows Sophie’s story as she progresses from her early erotic experiences through to experimenting with her newfound awakened sexuality. From the endorphin rush of her first spanking right through to being collared, she explains in frank and explicit fashion her sexual explorations. But it isn’t until she meets James, a real life ‘Christian Grey,’ that her boundaries and sexual fetishism are really pushed. As her relationship with James travels into darker and darker places, the question becomes: Where will it end? Can Sophie reconcile her sexuality with the rest of her life, and is it possible for the perfect man to be perfectly cruel? Daring, controversial, and sensual, Diary of a Submissive is filled with a captivating warmth and astounding honesty such that no one— man or woman—will be able to put Sophie's story down. Once you read the book you will understand why Sophie Morgan is a pseudonym.

Per me cantare è un gioco

By Marco Fanti
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  • Publisher : Edizioni Pendragon
  • Book Code : 9788883423345
  • Total of Pages : 158
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 434
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Strapazzami

By Anna Zaires,Dima Zales
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  • Publisher : Mozaika LLC
  • Book Code : 1631421638
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 359
  • Pdf File: strapazzami.pdf

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Rapita. Portata su un’isola privata. Non avrei mai immaginato che potesse succedermi questo. Non avrei mai immaginato che un incontro casuale alla vigilia del mio diciottesimo compleanno avrebbe potuto cambiarmi la vita in questo modo. Ora appartengo a lui. A Julian. A un uomo che è così spietato quanto bello—un uomo il cui tocco mi fa bruciare. Un uomo la cui tenerezza trovo più devastante della sua crudeltà. Il mio rapitore è un enigma. Non so chi sia, né perché mi abbia presa. C’è un’oscurità in lui—un’oscurità che mi spaventa anche se mi attira. Mi chiamo Nora Leston e questa è la mia storia.