Playing with Desire

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Download Playing with Desire by Erika Wilde PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Playing with Desire by Erika Wilde. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. All she wanted was one night of sensual bliss. What she got was double the pleasure. When Summer Hughes is finally given an invitation to The Players Club, she’s beyond ready to spend an evening with a gorgeous, dominant stranger. Declan Burke is pure alpha male and exactly what she’s looking for, the kind of man who will tap into all her dark, forbidden desires and make them all a reality. What Summer doesn’t count on is Declan’s step-brother, Rick Dunne, who is equally commanding . . . and fiercely protective. Both men want her . . . but can they both have her?


Hot and Heavy

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Download Hot and Heavy by Erika Wilde PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Hot and Heavy by Erika Wilde. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. He swore he wouldn’t touch her, but she’s about to test his restraint. Prim and proper secretary Melodie Turner has been in lust for her boss for years . . . and she's finally going to do something about it. P.I. Cole Sommers might be able to barely resist her sexy new attitude and flirtatious behavior, but when she takes a cue from his current case and decides to seduce Cole’s mind with highly provocative letters, she knows his body won't be very far behind . . . Cole is definitely in over his head. He's got more cases than he can handle, but all he can think about is taking his secretary to bed, turning her over his knee, and showing her what happens to naughty girls who don’t behave. At every turn, Melodie is there, taunting him, teasing him, making him burn with a deep, undeniable need. But Cole promised her father that he’d protect her—even from himself—which means she’s off-limits. Only he hadn't counted on being the target of Melodie's irresistible sensual assaults. Nor had he planned to lose his hardened heart in the battle . . .


Hot and Bothered

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Download Hot and Bothered by Erika Wilde PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Hot and Bothered by Erika Wilde. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. He’s finally met his match . . . P.I. Noah Sommers has always wanted Natalie Hastings. When a car accident leaves her with short-term memory loss, he doesn’t hesitate to take her in, along with protecting her when he learns she’s acquired a stalker. The hardest part of living with Natalie is keeping his hands off her until she can remember what happened. Only, he hadn’t counted on this beautiful, sexy woman making his job so difficult. Natalie’s world has been turned upside down. Her only constant is her gorgeous “fiancé”, Noah. And she wants him . . . constantly. Only, all of a sudden he’s acting noble. But not for long, because Natalie is planning a seduction he won’t be able to resist. Before long, she has Noah right where she wants him. In her bed and her heart. But will happen when Natalie discovers that their relationship was all an act?


The Marriage Diaries of Robert & Clara Schumann

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Download The Marriage Diaries of Robert & Clara Schumann by Robert Schumann PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Marriage Diaries of Robert & Clara Schumann by Robert Schumann. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. The Schumann Marriage diaries provide a vivid portrait of the unique artistic and personal union between two renowned musicians. For the first four years of their marriage, Robert and Clara Schumann kept a joint diary, recording their entries, at least initially, on alternate weeks. Begun on September 13, 1840, the day after their marriage, the diary opens with guidance from Robert: "This little book . . . has a very intimate meaning; it shall be a diary about everything that touches us mutually in our household and marriage." The diaries reflect the harmony as well as the discord in their marriage. Robert and Clara describe in intimate detail their honeymoon period, the births of their children, their busy social lives, travels throughout Europe, financial problems, separations, and reunions. The book also evokes the artistic milieu of nineteenth-century Germany. The Schumanns came in contact with many musicians, including their close friends Felix Mendelssohn and Franz Liszt, and recorded their insightful reactions to the artists and their music. The marriage diaries cover a fertile period in Robert Schumann's life, during which he wrote the Spring Symphony, the Piano Concerto, most of his chamber music, his first oratorio, "Paradise and the Peri, " and numerous songs. They reflect the frenetic pace at which he worked, as well as his growing bouts of depression, his ambivalent response to Clara's decision to return to the concert stage after a prolonged hiatus, and her anxiety in the face of Robert's changing moods. This edition includes the couple's travel book, written during their stressful concert tour of Russia in 1844, which marked the end of the marriage diaries; RobertSchumann's descriptions of Russian customs; and the poems he wrote in Moscow - all of which provide a fascinating and uniquely detailed glimpse at what it was like to travel in Russia at the time.


The Players Club Series (Books #4 - #5)

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Download The Players Club Series (Books #4 - #5) by Erika Wilde PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Players Club Series (Books #4 - #5) by Erika Wilde. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. The Players Club Series (Books #4 - #5) PLAYING HIS WAY (Book #4) As the new owner of The Players Club, Brent "Mac" MacMillan is all about dirty sex, wicked sin, and carnal pleasure . . . served up his way. After being burned in the past, he's always been careful to choose experienced females who enjoy submitting to his dark desires, and are willing to play by his demanding rules without expecting any emotional attachments in return. Hiring beautiful interior designer Stephanie Randall to create fantasy bedrooms within his club is his first mistake. She's curious, flirtatious, and makes his blood run hotter than it ever has before. Innocent when it comes to all the debauchery this sinful world has to offer, she wants to take a walk on the wild side . . . with him. His second mistake? Saying yes. And his third? Falling for the one woman he knows he can never have. PLAYING WITH HER (Book #5) He’s about to push her beyond all her sensual limits. Brent “Mac” MacMillan never believed he’d settle down again with just one woman. Until Stephanie Randall turned the heated lust between them into love. Now, he can’t imagine his life, and The Players Club, without her in it. But between their busy work schedules and planning a wedding, their “play time” has become secondary to their hectic lives. Mac is prepared to change that, and Stephanie’s birthday is the ideal night to surprise his fiancée with one of the hottest, most unforgettable gifts imaginable. Mac’s biggest fear is pushing Stephanie’s limits too far and this unconventional gift will test every one of her inhibitions. Will she use her safe word for the first time ever, or will she surrender to the intense sensual bliss Mac’s gift has to offer?


The Marriage Diaries

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Download The Marriage Diaries by Rebecca Campbell PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Marriage Diaries by Rebecca Campbell. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. “Brutally honest and wonderfully witty, The Marriage Diaries had me laughing and crying–often at the same time.” –Gemma Townley, author of Little White Lies Meet Sean and Celeste–living proof that opposites attract. Savvy and sophisticated Celeste is a top clothing buyer in London; Sean is a scruffy, eccentric writer turned stay-at-home dad who, courtesy of the couple’s toddler, has mastered the art of changing stinky diapers. Needing to be seen (if only by himself) as more than just a drool-spattered Mr. Mom, Sean begins a hilarious journal detailing the ridiculous, wondrous, and sometimes salacious aspects of being a househusband–including such juicy tidbits as his growing attraction to the beautiful Uma Thursday, a single mother from his son’s play group. But when Celeste stumbles upon Sean’s secret entries, she’s dismayed to discover she’s opened a Pandora’s box on her marriage. Hardly the kind of girl to take a straying husband lying down, she devises a scheme of her own, and the twin strands of the will-they-won’t-they plot become ever more entangled. Can love trump lust? Can fidelity conquer passion? Or will the destructive forces of untrammeled desire wreck what may just be, for all its faults, the perfect marriage? With sparkling wit and characters who leap off the page, Rebecca Campbell has crafted a brilliant and utterly winning novel about vows, straying, and finding a way home.


Dating & Marriage Diaries in Urban India

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Download Dating & Marriage Diaries in Urban India by Sahil Thaker PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Dating & Marriage Diaries in Urban India by Sahil Thaker. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. "Everyone wishes for a loving, caring, attractive and perfect spouse. However the ground reality of finding such a spouse is very different. This book lays down certain facts before the reader in a simple, straightforward and a no nonsense manner. Read this book and make better decisions on dating and marriage today. • Well researched and backed by hard evidence • The critical role of money in any relationship • The role caste and horoscope matching plays in marriage decisions in India • Why physical beauty is not everything • How one should stop getting bothered by one’s dark or dusky complexion and start feeling better about oneself by investing in fitness and grooming • Why habits such as smoking, drugs and excessive drinking can be far more destructive to your dating and married life than you think • How you can think logically and rationally when it comes to choosing a spouse • The devastating effects of dowry on Indian women and society • Over 30 practical and life changing tips on dating and marriage"


Hot and Sexy

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Download Hot and Sexy by Erika Wilde PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Hot and Sexy by Erika Wilde. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. She has him just where she wants him... Joelle Sommers is very good at her job as a PI and bail recovery agent, but she’s definitely out of her element when she arrests sexy businessman Dean Colter in a case of mistaken identity. Because unlike her usual fugitives, Dean is cooperative, accommodating, and hot as sin . . . and not at all guilty as charged. But this bad boy isn’t so innocent either, and she finds it increasingly hard to resist his seductive charm, and their mutual attraction. After years of working himself to the point of having no life outside the office, Dean Colter is in the mood for an adventure. But being kidnapped by a gorgeous bounty hunter—one he discovers is into bondage, to boot—isn't exactly what he had in mind. Still, it doesn’t take long for him to realize that being a willing captive has its advantages. Jo might be the one with the handcuffs, but Dean's about to discover the key to unleashing the passionate, uninhibited woman beneath the tough, stubborn facade. And when he does, all bets are off.


Healthy Marriage

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Download Healthy Marriage by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Subcommittee on Children and Families PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Healthy Marriage by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Subcommittee on Children and Families. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads.


The Temptation

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Download The Temptation by Erika Wilde PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Temptation by Erika Wilde. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Erika Wilde turns up the heat in THE MARRIAGE DIARIES, an erotic series about a married couple who take intimacy and passion to the extreme. This short novelette of 12,000 words contains three short erotic interludes between married couple Dean and Jillian Noble. WARNING: Contains explicit sexual content and is recommended for mature readers who enjoy erotic situations, as well as graphic language and imagery. THE MARRIAGE DIARIES Series The Awakening (Volume #1) The Seduction (Volume #2) The Taking (Volume #3) The Temptation (Volume #4)


Becoming a Romanov. Grand Duchess Elena of Russia and her World (1807–1873)

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Download Becoming a Romanov. Grand Duchess Elena of Russia and her World (1807–1873) by Marina Soroka PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Becoming a Romanov. Grand Duchess Elena of Russia and her World (1807–1873) by Marina Soroka. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. The Russian Great Reforms of the 1860s were the last major modernizing effort by the Romanov dynasty. From 1855 to 1861, Grand Duchess Elena, born Princess Charlotte of Württemberg (1807-1873), acted as the spokeswoman for the reform-minded circles of Russian society, bringing before her nephew Emperor Alexander II a group of civic-minded experts who formed the core of the committee that prepared the greatest and most complex of the reforms, the abolition of serfdom in Russia. The Grand Duchess’s involvement in these crucial events in Russian history highlights the considerable influence aristocratic women had in Russian society, quite unlike women of the same class and status in Western Europe. A study of the Grand Duchess Elena of Russia offers a new understanding of Russian and international events of the time, the Romanovs’ role in them, the degree of autonomy enjoyed by high-born women in Russia and the ways in which new ideas gained ground in the nineteenth-century Russian empire. Based on abundant and largely unused archival sources, published documents and literature of the period in French, Russian, German, Italian and English, this is the first book about Grand Duchess Elena and it expertly interweaves the story of a woman’s life with that of Imperial Russian high politics.


The Cambridge History of Musical Performance

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Download The Cambridge History of Musical Performance by Colin Lawson PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Cambridge History of Musical Performance by Colin Lawson. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. The intricacies and challenges of musical performance have recently attracted the attention of writers and scholars to a greater extent than ever before. Research into the performer's experience has begun to explore such areas as practice techniques, performance anxiety and memorisation, as well as many other professional issues. Historical performance practice has been the subject of lively debate way beyond academic circles, mirroring its high profile in the recording studio and the concert hall. Reflecting the strong ongoing interest in the role of performers and performance, this History brings together research from leading scholars and historians and, importantly, features contributions from accomplished performers, whose practical experiences give the volume a unique vitality. Moving the focus away from the composers and onto the musicians responsible for bringing the music to life, this History presents a fresh, integrated and innovative perspective on performance history and practice, from the earliest times to today.


Women and the Nineteenth-Century Lied

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Download Women and the Nineteenth-Century Lied by Aisling Kenny PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Women and the Nineteenth-Century Lied by Aisling Kenny. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. This book bridges a gap in existing scholarship by foregrounding the contribution of women to the nineteenth-century Lied. Building on the pioneering work of scholars in recent years, it consolidates recent research on women’s achievements in the genre, and develops an alternative narrative of the Lied that embraces an understanding of the contributions of women, and of the contexts of their engagement with German song and related genres. Lieder composers including Fanny Hensel, Clara Schumann, Pauline Viardot-Garcia and Josephine Lang are considered with a stimulating variety of analytical approaches. In addition to the focus on composers associated with history and theory of the Lied, the various chapters explore the cultural and sociological background to the Lied’s musical environment, as well as engaging with gender studies and discussing performance and pedagogical contexts. The range of subject matter reflects the interdisciplinary nature of current research in the field, and the energy it generates among scholars and performers. Women and the Nineteenth-Century Lied aims to widen readers’ perception of the genre and help promote awareness of women’s contribution to nineteenth-century musical life through critical appraisal of the cultural context of the Lied, encouraging acquaintance with the voices of women composers, and the variety of their contributions to the repertoire.


The Cambridge Companion to Brahms

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Download The Cambridge Companion to Brahms by Michael Musgrave PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Cambridge Companion to Brahms by Michael Musgrave. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. This Companion gives a comprehensive view of the German composer Johannes Brahms (1833–97). Twelve specially-commissioned chapters by leading scholars and musicians provide systematic coverage of the composer's life and works. Their essays represent recent research and reflect changing attitudes towards a composer whose public image has long been out-of-date. The first part of the book contains three chapters on Brahms's early life in Hamburg and on the middle and later years in Vienna. The central section considers the musical works in all genres, while the last part of the book offers personal accounts and responses from a conductor (Roger Norrington), a composer (Hugh Wood), and an editor of Brahms's original manuscripts (Robert Pascall). The volume as a whole is an important addition to Brahms scholarship and provides indispensable information for all students and enthusiasts of Brahms's music.


Gender, Collaboration, and Authorship in German Culture

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Download Gender, Collaboration, and Authorship in German Culture by John B. Lyon PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Gender, Collaboration, and Authorship in German Culture by John B. Lyon. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Gender, Collaboration, and Authorship in German Culture challenges a model of literary production that persists in literary studies: the so-called Geniekult or the idea of the solitary male author as genius that emerged around 1800 in German lands. A closer look at creative practices during this time indicates that collaborative creative endeavors, specifically joint ventures between women and men, were an important mode of literary production during this era. This volume surveys a variety of such collaborations and proves that male and female spheres of creation were not as distinct as has been previously thought. It demonstrates that the model of the male genius that dominated literary studies for centuries was not inevitable, that viable alternatives to it existed. Finally, it demands that we rethink definitions of an author and a literary work in ways that account for the complex modes of creation from which they arose.


Motives for Allusion

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Download Motives for Allusion by Christopher A. Reynolds PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Motives for Allusion by Christopher A. Reynolds. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Reynolds identifies specific borrowings or allusions in a wide range of 19th-century music. He shows the kinds of things composers do with borrowed musical ideas and clarifies what it can mean when one piece of music invokes or refers to another.


Robert Schumann

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Download Robert Schumann by John Daverio PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Robert Schumann by John Daverio. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Forced by a hand injury to abandon a career as a pianist, Robert Schumann went on to become one of the world's great composers. Among many works, his Spring Symphony (1841), Piano Concerto in A Minor (1841/1845), and the Third, or Rhenish, Symphony (1850) exemplify his infusion of classical forms with intense, personal emotion. His musical influence continues today and has inspired many other famous composers in the century since his death. Indeed Brahms, in a letter of January 1873, wrote: "The remembrance of Schumann is sacred to me. I will always take this noble pure artist as my model." Now, in Robert Schumann: Herald of a "New Poetic Age," John Daverio presents the first comprehensive study of the composer's life and works to appear in nearly a century. Long regarded as a quintessentially romantic figure, Schumann also has been portrayed as a profoundly tragic one: a composer who began his career as a genius and ended it as a mere talent. Daverio takes issue with this Schumann myth, arguing instead that the composer's entire creative life was guided by the desire to imbue music with the intellectual substance of literature. A close analysis of the interdependence among Schumann's activities as reader, diarist, critic, and musician reveals the depth of his literary sensibility. Drawing on documents only recently brought to light, the author also provides a fresh outlook on the relationship between Schumann's mental illness--which brought on an extended sanitarium stay and eventual death in 1856--and his musical creativity. Schumann's character as man and artist thus emerges in all its complexity. The book concludes with an analysis of the late works and a postlude on Schumann's influence on successors from Brahms to Berg. This well-researched study of Schumann interprets the composer's creative legacy in the context of his life and times, combining nineteenth-century cultural and intellectual history with a fascinating analysis of the works themselves.