LOVERS & PLAYERS

LOVERS & PLAYERS


Author : Jackie Collins
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN : 0731815971
Pages : 544 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (731 users)

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Amy Scott-Simon, a young New York heiress, is engaged to marry Max Diamond, an older powerful real estate tycoon. At her bachelorette party, she runs into Jett, Max's younger half-brother who is fresh back from Italy, where he is a successful male model. They have no idea who each other are. A one night fling leads to complications and regrets. Meanwhile, Chris Diamond -- a hot L.A entertainment lawyer -- flies into town to meet with his two brothers and Red Diamond, the boys' dysfunctional billionaire father. Working as Red's housekeeper is Diahann, whose stunning bi-racial nineteen-year-old daughter, Liberty, does not approve of her mother's occupation. As Liberty pursues the dreams her mother once had, to sing, Damon P. Donnell, married hip-hop mogul supreme, pursues her. And then there is Mariska, Max's Russian socialite ex-wife, a woman with more secrets than anyone, secrets that ultimately lead to her brutal and mysterious murder. As the lives of these characters intertwine, power, love, sex, money and fame are the ties that bind in this highly charged love story about family relationships, deadly choices and dangerous sex.


Four Players one Lover

Four Players one Lover


Author : Abby Kayy
Publisher : Singapore New Reading Technology Pte Ltd
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Pages : 174 pages
Rating Book: 4./5 ( users)

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"I'm a jerk, but you stole my heart"---->Derek"I'm a better person when i'm around you"---->Halsey"I fell in love with you because you loved me when I couldn't love myself"---->NicholasBut what shocked me the most were Alec's words..."I want you. All of you. Your flaws. Your mistakes. Your imperfections. I want you and only you."---->Alec Brad.It all started when i agreed to move in with them. The four bad ass of Greenville. Currently, i had been forced to attend a party with them and we were all playing truth and dare at the moment with other high schoolers. The bottle was spun around and it landed between me and Alec. I was to ask the question."Truth or dare?" I say slightly slurring on my words due to the little drinks i had taken."Truth" he replies with a lot of confidence, smirking at me, his green eyes holding my gaze.This was the perfect time to ask him what has always been bothering me. And then my question rolls out of my tongue."When was your last kiss?"He seemed shocked with the question but covers it up quickly with an evil smile, as he searches around for something, or maybe someone. Having found it, he turned around to face me and answered my question."Now"And with that, he pulls me up in a swift movement, grabs my waist, draws me closer to him,and then you can imagine what happens next. My asshole is kissing me.


Anthropology of the Performing Arts

Anthropology of the Performing Arts


Author : Anya Peterson Royce
Publisher : Rowman Altamira
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ISBN : 9780759102248
Pages : 278 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (12 users)

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Anya Peterson Royce turns the anthropological gaze on the performing arts, attempting to find broad commonalities in performance, art, and artists across space, time, and culture. She asks general questions as to the nature of artistic interpretation, the differences between virtuosity and artistry, and how artists interplay with audience, aesthetics, and style. To support her case, she examines artists as diverse as Fokine and the Ballets Russes, Tewa Indian dancers, 17th century commedia dell'arte, Japanese kabuki and butoh, Zapotec shamans, and the mime of Marcel Marceau, adding her own observations as a professional dancer in the classical ballet tradition. Royce also points to the recent move toward collaboration across artistic genres as evidence of the universality of aesthetics. Her analysis leads to a better understanding of artistic interpretation, artist-audience relationships, and the artistic imagination as cross-cultural phenomena. Over 29 black and white photographs and drawings illustrate the wide range of Royce's cross-cultural approach. Her well-crafted volume will be of great interest to anthropologists, arts researchers, and students of cultural studies and performing arts.


The Great Tamasha

The Great Tamasha


Author : James Astill
Publisher : A&C Black
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ISBN : 1408192209
Pages : 304 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (48 users)

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On a Bangalore night in April 2008, cricket and India changed forever. It was the first night of the Indian Premier League – cricket, but not as we knew it. It involved big money, glitz, prancing girls and Bollywood stars. It was not so much sport as tamasha: a great entertainment. The Great Tamasha examines how a game and a country, both regarded as synonymous with infinite patience, managed to produce such an event. James Astill explains how India's economic surge and cricketing obsession made it the dominant power in world cricket, off the field if rarely on it. He tells how cricket has become the central focus of the world's second-biggest nation: the place where power and money and celebrity and corruption all meet, to the rapt attention of a billion eyeballs. Astill crosses the subcontinent and, over endless cups of tea, meets the people who make up modern India – from faded princes to back-street bookmakers, slum kids to squillionaires – and sees how cricket shapes their lives and that of their country. Finally, in London he meets Indian cricket's fallen star, Lalit Modi, whose driving energy helped build this new form of cricket before he was dismissed in disgrace: a story that says much about modern India. The Great Tamasha is a fascinating examination of the most important development in cricket today. A brilliant evocation of an endlessly beguiling country, it is also essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the workings of modern India.


InStyle Parties

InStyle Parties


Author : The Editors of InStyle
Publisher : Time Inc. Books
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ISBN : 1683309316
Pages : 112 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (683 users)

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A completely revised and updated edition of the top-selling book from one of the leading beauty and fashion magazines, InStyle Parties is the must-have resource for anyone looking to host chic parties without stress or guesswork. The editors of InStyle offer their expert advice on hosting any type of celebration. Whether a baby shower, dinner gathering, or holiday affair, you'll discover how to transform your tabletop to fit the theme, get ideas for the perfect invitations, and learn the shortcuts of posh party prep. Each chapter has a menu of recipes-including a signature cocktail-a timeline of what preparation to do when to make the day-of a breeze, and a party favor or activity to keep guests entertained. This elegant, full-color book is sure to inspire and help any hostess throw a stylish at-home party right down to the napkins!


Game Love

Game Love


Author : Jessica Enevold
Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 147661878X
Pages : 284 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (476 users)

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What does love have to do with gaming? As games have grown in complexity, they have increasingly included narratives that seek to engage players with love in a variety of ways. While media attention often focuses on violent emotions and behavior in gaming, love has always been central to the experience. We love to play games, we have titles that we love, and sometimes we love too much or love terrible games for their shortcomings. Love in gaming is rather like love in life—often complicated and frustrating but also exciting and gratifying. This collection of fresh essays explores the meaning and role of love in gaming, describing a number of ways—from coding to cosplay—in which love can be expressed in, for and around games. Investigating how gaming involves love is also key to understanding the growing importance of games and gamers as cultural markers.


Bougie Bitch Poetry

Bougie Bitch Poetry


Author : Laura Wize
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
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ISBN : 1387650467
Pages : 120 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (387 users)

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Bougie Bitch Poetry: Poems for the misunderstood and chronically underestimated woman. How do you form self-identity when it’s already been assigned to you? Society proclaims, "you can't judge a book by its cover", but often does. Day after day, women are judged and prejudiced based on uninformed assumptions. Women everywhere, particularly black women are caged inside unfair perceptions and locked into societal standards and expectations forced upon them. Growing up in a “hood adjacent” suburb under the guise of the Pentecostal church where gender roles and rules of engagement are staunchly defined, Laura Wize learned early that she wasn’t quite square enough to fit inside the boxes constructed for her. From then and even until now, in her mid-thirties, she knows what it means to be misunderstood and chronically underestimated. “Who does this bougie bitch think she is sitting there distinguishably dressed, sipping lattes, and existing without visible pain?” Well, if rejecting societal norms, being authentic, and setting boundaries justify identifying a woman as a “Bougie Bitch”, Laura Wize proudly accepts, proclaims, and reclaims it. With powerful words, concepts, and perspectives, the author throws the preassigned identity of “Bougie Bitch” back in society’s face by weaving thought-provoking poetry with constructive commentary. Who does she think she is? She’s just a “Bougie Bitch” trying to live and something about that bothers some people. Can she live? Can we all live?


Pickleball For Dummies

Pickleball For Dummies


Author : Mo Nard
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN : 1119895138
Pages : 455 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (119 users)

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The game with the funny name was created in the 1960's and is, today, the fastest growing sport in America. We take you through the hows of the game. In true Dummies fashion, the material is easy to understand and appropriate for newbies as well as advanced players. We cover it all from scoring, serving, dinking, places to play, and getting more involved in the community. No need to be intimidated - you've got Dummies on your side of the court to give you all the best tips and tricks from expert authors. If you're in a pickle because you don't know anything about this popular game, Pickleball For Dummies will teach you everything you need to know. Inside: • Learn the rules and stroke fundamentals • Intro to the fun, social aspects of the game • Advanced strategies that will raise an experienced player to next level • Tips for tournament players and club organizers


Midpoint Love Simplified, 2nd Edition

Midpoint Love Simplified, 2nd Edition


Author : Cotter Books
Publisher : Aren Ober
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ISBN : 0979412935
Pages : 216 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (979 users)

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The Dīvān

The Dīvān


Author : Hāfiz
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Pages : 550 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (39 users)

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Just in Time (Lovers in Time Series, Book 2)

Just in Time (Lovers in Time Series, Book 2)


Author : Marilyn Campbell
Publisher : ePublishing Works!
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ISBN : 1614179468
Pages : 277 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (614 users)

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"Marilyn Campbell is at the top of her storytelling craft with this enticing time-travel romance. Be prepared for an all-night read . . ." ~Ellen G. Wulf, Verified Reviewer A Young 1950s War-Widow Time Travels to 2016 to Save a Stranger's Life At the Risk of Her Own in Marilyn Campbell's Paranormal Time-Travel Romance, JUST IN TIME -- 1950s to 2016 -- When Beverly Newcastle, a young 1950s war-widow, encounters a gypsy fortune teller with a magic potion, she's tossed 5 decades into the future and lands in the arms of Josh Colby, a half-Mohawk, Harley-riding bouncer. Desperate to clear his imprisoned grandfather of a murder he did not commit, Josh learns that Beverly holds the key. To turn that key, Beverly must travel back to her own time. But by the time he and Beverly figure out how to send her back, Beverly also holds the key to his heart. Publisher's Note: Readers who enjoy romance, sex and mystery as well as fans of Callie Langridge, Bethany Claire, Gillian Doyle and Barbara Longley will certainly enjoy Marilyn Campbell's fun romp through time. "If you're a time-travel fan, this is the book for you. . . . you almost believe it could really happen." ~Mona R. Anderson THE LOVERS IN TIME SERIES, in order Out of Time Just in Time Some Time Away It's About Time THE INNERWORLD AFFAIRS SERIES, in order Romulus Falcon Gallant Gabriel Logan Roman Blaze MARILYN CAMPBELL has been published in the genres of suspense, futuristic, time-travel, paranormal, erotic and lighthearted contemporary romances, non-fiction metaphysical works and has had a screenplay produced. A true thrill-junkie, she has jumped out of an airplane, raced around the Indy 500 track, driven solo throughout the United States and believes a labyrinth walk under the full moon can have magical results. Unfortunately, Marilyn has not yet figured out how to time-travel...except in her stories. She currently resides in western Massachusetts.


Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office


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Rating Book: 4.0/5 ( users)

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Reading Games

Reading Games


Author : Kimberly Bohman-Kalaja
Publisher : Dalkey Archive Press
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ISBN : 9781564784735
Pages : 280 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (784 users)

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In Reading Games, Kimberly Bohman-Kalaja guides us through an entertaining and instructive exploration of a neglected literary genre, the Play-Text. Focusing on the works of Flann O'Brien, Samuel Beckett, and Georges Perec, Bohman-Kalaja's book provides insightful analysis of game and play theories, as well as a new perspective on the world of experimental fiction -- discovering, step by step, the innovative strategies of those authors who play reading games.


The Chess Player's Chronicle

The Chess Player's Chronicle


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Rating Book: 4.3/5 (33 users)

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Correct English

Correct English


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Rating Book: 4.3/5 (31 users)

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Golden Girl - The Autobiography of the Greatest Ever Ladies' Darts Player

Golden Girl - The Autobiography of the Greatest Ever Ladies' Darts Player


Author : Trina Gulliver
Publisher : Kings Road Publishing
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ISBN : 1782192638
Pages : 300 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (782 users)

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Trina Gulliver is indisputably the finest ladies' darts player in the world. With an amazing seven consecutive Lakeside Ladies' World Championsship titles under her belt, this inspirational woman can lay claim to being the most phenomenal player of all time. But it hasn't always been a victorious check-outs for this Warwickshire girl. Qualifying as a joiner at the age of nineteen, Trina soon set up her own business and had her first taste of making it in what has traditionally been a man's world. Her calm head, keen eye and steady hand proved to be useful skills in this trade - and would prove priceless when stepped up to the oche as a professional player. Always a lover of the game, Trina held her first 'arrow' at the age of two, and after some success later in the Warwickshire County side she went full-time as a professional player. Without any sponsorship in her first year, she struggled to make ends meet as she drove all over Europe to play. But her determination to get to the top saw her make it to number ten in the world, and she finally hit the bullseye in the form of a sponsor. Twelve months later she was number one - where she remains to this day. Fiercely passionate about her sport, Trina has long been an outspoken critic of the prize money in the women's game compared to the men's, and has done sterling work in helping to raise the profile of the ladies' game. Professional to the core, Trina works as hard as the top male players on her game, and is a role model to women in the sport. Golden Girl is the story of a woman whose talent, grit and determination saw her realise her dream. Heart-warming and inspirational, this book will appeal to darts lovers and anyone interested in a story of success against the odds.


A Lover's Potion and Other Stories

A Lover's Potion and Other Stories


Author : Winsome Smith
Publisher : Balboa Press
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ISBN : 1452526494
Pages : 141 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (452 users)

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Short stories are but a slice of life, yet they are complete, even in few words. Although the endings are not always happy, they are indeed endings. These slices of life take us to many times and places, where we meet people with a distinct set of problems-and sometimes, if they are very lucky, solutions. A Lover's Potion is an imaginative walk through fantasy and fiction. In these collected stories, we visit a small shire where witchcraft mania runs wild. A peasant girl becomes pregnant with her aristocratic lover, who presents her with a gift of jewellery, confounding a team of modern archaeologists. There is even a girl with incredibly long hair, locked in a tower, but she is not what she seems. Each story focuses on people and their fascination with one another. All human beings share desires, endeavors, and loyalties. Through actions, we reveal ourselves. The characters in these stories each long for something-and in some cases, the characters aren't human at all. Read of compassion, romance, and revenge in this riveting collection of wiles and whimsy.