The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:0757391745

Total Pages:168

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When a parent singles out a child for special privileges and attention, that child is often unaware that the relationship is unhealthy—even incestuous. As adults, these children struggle to feel validated, because while they have not been directly abused, they feel a sense of violation and crossed boundaries—usually done in the name of 'love' and 'caring.' The parent's love feels more confining than freeing, more demanding than giving, more intrusive than nurturing. Yet these children suffer from what psychologist Kenneth Adams calls The Silent Seduction—because there is nothing loving or caring about a close parent-child relationship that services the needs of the parent rather than the child. In this revised and updated 20th anniversary edition of his groundbreaking book Silently Seduced, Dr. Adams explains how 'feeling close,' especially with the opposite-sex parent, is not the source of comfort the image suggests, especially when that child is cheated out of a childhood by being a parent's surrogate partner. He offers a framework to understand this covert incest and its effect on sexuality, intimacy, and relationships, and how victims can begin the process of recovery.

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Seduced

Author:Randy Wayne White

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0698156706

Total Pages:352

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Hannah Smith returns in the stunning new adventure in the New York Times–bestselling series by the author of the Doc Ford novels. A fishing guide and part-time investigator, Hannah Smith is a tall, strong Florida woman descended from many generations of the same. But the problem before her now is much older even than that. Five hundred years ago, Spanish conquistadors planted the first orange seeds in Florida, but now the whole industry is in trouble. The trees are dying at the root, weakened by infestation and genetic manipulation, and the only solution might be somehow, somewhere, to find samples of the original root stock. No one is better equipped to traverse the swamps and murky backcountry of Florida than Hannah, but once word leaks out of her quest, the trouble begins. “There are people who will kill to find a direct descendant of those first seeds,” a biologist warns her—and it looks like his words may be all too prophetic.

Seduced

Author:Elizabeth Lennox

Publisher:Elizabeth Lennox Books, LLC

ISBN:1944078789

Total Pages:N.A

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Tony had felt protective of the gorgeous Julia from the moment she’d stepped into his restaurant asking for a job. Ten years later, those feelings had morphed into something more. Something deeper. But with Tony’s history, he couldn’t allow himself to fall in love. The risk was just too dangerous. Julia had loved Tony for so long, she couldn’t remember a time when she hadn’t felt this way. Tony was brilliant and creative, charming and kind. He could also make her crazier than anyone she knew! So when a kiss revealed that they were both feeling something stronger than friendship, Julia was eager to explore this new world with Tony. Everything seemed perfect but…why was he pulling away? What had happened in his past that wouldn’t allow him to savor this happiness?

Seduced by Grace

Author:Michael Bernard Kelly

Publisher:Clouds of Magellan

ISBN:1742980716

Total Pages:246

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In these collected writings - essays, articles, letters - Michael Kelly invites us into an intimate exploration of the inner wisdom and radical challenge of Christianity. In reflections that take us from the fields of Nicaragua to the 'War on Terror', from the joy of erotic pleasure to the challenge of rebuilding the church, Kelly gives voice to a spirituality of desire, grounded in justice and love.

Seduced into Darkness

Author:Carrie Ishee

Publisher:SCB Distributors

ISBN:1948749548

Total Pages:N.A

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Seduced into Darkness: Transcending My Psychiatrist’s Sexual Abuse is a vivid and captivating story of hope for survivors of abuse as well as a case study in a skilled manipulator’s tragic exploitation of his professional power. This poignant memoir chronicles the traumatic psychological abduction and sexual exploitation of depressed college student Carrie Tansey at the hands of her psychiatrist, Dr. Anthony Romano—thirty-one years her senior. For three years, their secret “affair” was carefully calculated and controlled by Romano, as Carrie’s mental and emotional health continued to deteriorate, bringing her closer and closer to the edge. Their dual-relationship finally came to light when Carrie’s suicide attempts landed her in a world-renowned psychiatric hospital. Gradually, she began to reclaim her power, reported Romano to the state licensing board, successfully sued him for malpractice, and testified before the state legislature to bring awareness to such abuses. As Carrie tells her tale, it is a journey paralleling that of the mythical archetype Persephone, the naive innocent who was abducted into darkness, reemerged and regenerated herself, then fearlessly returned to the prison she had fled, this time to help free others. Today, Carrie Ishee is a widely respected art therapist and life coach as well as a teacher specializing in the issues of ethics, self-care, and boundaries for mental health professionals.

Seduced by the Greatest

Author:Guitze Messina

Publisher:Abbott Press

ISBN:1458209628

Total Pages:424

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Pedro’s marriage is in danger. His wife, Sofia, wants to leave him, but he still loves her so. How could she want to leave a marriage that is the envy of all who know them? Pedro is broken and afraid when he encounters a dear old friend—Porfirio Rubirosa, whom many considered to be the most seductive man in the world. It is the time of world wars, high glamour in Hollywood, and a Cuban revolution—and Rubi is at the center of it all. When not involved in business, he seduces actresses and heiresses, marrying two of the richest ladies in the world. Women love him, men want to be him, and even his enemies appreciate him. As a polo player, formula one driver, and ambassador, Rubi truly is “The Great Seducer.” Now, he must use his charm to help an old friend save his marriage. Through conversation that reveals his own life, Rubi teaches Pedro how to bring the romance back to his relationship with Sofia. He teaches him how women need to be loved. With Rubi’s experienced assistance, Pedro hopes to bring his wife back to his open arms. She will be seduced, as will you, by the story of a man who was possibly the most prolific lover of the modern age.

Seduced

Author:Ella Ardent

Publisher:Circe Books

ISBN:1988318351

Total Pages:N.A

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A temptation claimed… Kendra thought it harmless fun to pose for pin-up photos for her boss—until the company is suddenly sold and her new boss catches her trying to retrieve the pictures. Reid Stirling is a successful, gorgeous entrepreneur with a reputation for getting whatever he wants—and he wants Kendra. Kendra can’t believe her luck when he offers her the job as his very personal assistant—and she’s quick to accept, independent of the terms. Reid believes it won’t take long to teach beautiful and impulsive Kendra Jones a lesson, but her enthusiasm is both unexpected and seductive. There’s nothing Reid loves more than control, but Kendra’s taste for risk is infectious and he finds himself becoming obsessed with training his enticing employee. As Reid and Kendra explore private passions together, neither is aware that they’re being watched—by a killer determined to have his revenge on Reid at any price. *** Dangerous is a contemporary romance and romantic suspense, originally published in nine installments. It's currently available in three installments - Seduced, Shattered and Satisfied - as well as a single volume, Dangerous, which includes the whole story. *** office romance, work romance, fling to forever, love unexpected, romantic suspense, millionaire, billionaire, steamy romance, love triangle

Taken and Seduced

Author:Julia Latham

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0061971073

Total Pages:384

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He was seeking justice for those he loved . . . Adam Hilliard, secret Earl of Keswick, lives for one thing: To kill the man who slew his parents. Raised in secrecy by the League of the Blade, he would do anything to restore his family's honor. She was desperate to escape propriety . . . Lady Florence Becket is the key to his revenge. But when he kidnaps her, Florrie is neither frightened nor furious, as most other young ladies would be. The bold and powerful stranger who spirited her from her father's castle could give her the freedom and adventure she craves. They would find far more than they ever desired . . . She is moved by his quest. He is captivated by her courage. They have no defense against the passion ignited by a single kiss. Adam has taken her from all she's ever known—but now Florrie will delight in her scandalous seduction.

STRANDED, SEDUCED...PREGNANT

Author:Kim Lawrence,Marito Ai

Publisher:Harlequin / SB Creative

ISBN:4596249385

Total Pages:N.A

Viewed:1998

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【A story by USA Today bestselling author becomes a comic!】It’s been six months since she inherited her late husband’s fortune, and Neve has been struggling with her fourteen-year-old stepdaughter, Hannah, ever since. One night Neve almost gets lost in a snowstorm while running after Hannah, but she’s determined to keep going until she finds her. Suddenly a beautiful godlike man comes to rescue her. He calls himself Severo, and he carries her into a nearby house when Neve tries to continue her mission to rescue Hannah in the storm. They end up trapped by the snow and must spend the night together… What will become of Hannah? And what will happen between Severo and Neve?

Seduced by Madness

Author:Carol Pogash

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0061751200

Total Pages:432

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She was fifteen when she visited the therapist; still a teen when they had sex. She was twenty-five when she married him and forty-four when she killed him. In October 2002, the quiet northern California town of Orinda was rocked by murder when Susan Polk, the mother of three teenage boys, was arrested for stabbing her husband and former therapist, Dr. Felix Polk, to death. The arrest and subsequent trial quickly became one of the most talked about murder cases in the country, as spectators and reporters learned the strange history behind this shocking killing. Now in Seduced by Madness, Carol Pogash—the leading journalist working the case—has written the definitive account of the Polk family saga, offering a rich and textured re-creation of this disturbing and tragic American tale. Examining the decadent culture of California in the 1970s, Pogash looks at how, in this period of drugs and sexual exploration, a fifteen-year-old Susan found herself caught in the grasp of Felix, her therapist—who, like others in the mental health profession, fell for every passing trend in mental health therapy. Culled from years of careful research, Pogash reconstructs the vague beginnings of the couple's sexual relationship in the therapist's office, exploring how Felix's relaxed attitude toward therapy blinded him to the complex nature of Susan's mental state, and how their mutual obsession with each other sealed their fate. With lyrical prose, Pogash skillfully traces the Polks' story—from their early yearnings for one another through their flawed marriage, which produced three highly intelligent but emotionally divided sons. Weaving a complex narrative of a family who lived in multimillion dollar homes but lingered in the shadow of dysfunction, Pogash reassembles their life in the years and months before Felix's death, intimately describing what led this soft-spoken wife to murder. Three years after Felix's death, Susan Polk was tried for first degree murder, and here Pogash provides a first-hand account of the wild, media-circus trial in which Susan defended herself and cross-examined two of her sons. Illustrating how the prosecution and the court responded to Susan's volatile behavior, Pogash takes you inside the deliberation room and uncovers how jurors reached their surprising verdict. Filled with the most complete case facts and interviews available, Seduced by Madness offers an unparalleled look at one of the most captivating murder cases in recent years.

Seduced by a Pirate

Author:Eloisa James

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0062259911

Total Pages:100

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Seduced by a Pirate is an original, RITA-award winning e-novella from New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James. Sir Griffin Barry is one of the most feared pirates on the high seas, piloting the Flying Poppy, a ship he named after the wife whom he fondly (if vaguely) remembers, since they were together only a matter of hours. What happens when a pirate decides to come home to his wife…if she is his wife, given that the marriage was never consummated? And what happens when that pirate strolls through his front door and is met by… Well, that's a surprise! Seduced by a Pirate and a long novella, With This Kiss, can be found in print in Eloisa's collection, As You Wish. Seduced by a Pirate includes three chapters of a companion novel, The Ugly Duchess.

SEDUCED BY INNOCENCE 2

Author:Lucy Gordon,Rin Ogata

Publisher:Harlequin / SB Creative

ISBN:4596682801

Total Pages:N.A

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While chasing her runaway brother through the dark alleys of Venice, Terri trips and falls into the canal. Maurizio immediately jumps in after her, rescuing Terri from a watery grave. After a warm shower back at the hotel, the night heats up even further as the two unite in a bout of fiery passion. The next morning, Maurizio's heart weighs heavy with guilt. He loves Terri, but he’s been deceiving her all along…

Seduced By Mrs. Robinson

Author:Beverly Gray

Publisher:Algonquin Books

ISBN:1616207663

Total Pages:304

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An in-depth look at the making of the classic movie and its effect on filmmaking and society. When The Graduate premiered in December 1967, its filmmakers had only modest expectations for what seemed to be a small, sexy art-house comedy adapted from an obscure first novel by an eccentric twenty-four-year-old. There was little indication that this offbeat story—a young man just out of college has an affair with one of his parents’ friends and then runs off with her daughter—would turn out to be a monster hit, with an extended run in theaters and seven Academy Award nominations. The film catapulted an unknown actor, Dustin Hoffman, to stardom with a role that is now permanently engraved in our collective memory. While turning the word plastics into shorthand for soulless work and a corporate, consumer culture, The Graduate sparked a national debate about what was starting to be called “the generation gap.” In celebration of the film’s fiftieth birthday, author Beverly Gray offers a smart close reading of the film as well as vivid, never-before-revealed details from behind the scenes of the production—including all the behind-the-scenes drama and decision-making. For movie buffs and pop culture fanatics, Seduced by Mrs. Robinson illuminates The Graduate’s huge influence on the future of filmmaking. And it explores how this unconventional movie rocked the late-sixties world, both reflecting and changing the era’s views of sex, work, and marriage. An Amazon Best Book of the Month “[Gray] writes smartly and insightfully. . . . The book . . . offers a fascinating look at how this movie tells a timeless story.” —The Washington Post

Seduced

Author:Angel Payne

Publisher:Waterhouse Press

ISBN:1947222341

Total Pages:300

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He was everything she craved…and everything that would ruin her. Ethan Archer has just earned his sergeant’s stripes, and his Special Forces team decides that a trip to LA is a perfect way to celebrate. Ethan has other motives for agreeing to the vacation. He can’t forget a magical hour in a North Cascades forest last winter, shared with an indigo-eyed goddess who now calls LA her home. Ava Chestain is a stylist for Bella Lanza, star of a hit nighttime drama. When Ethan and his buddies finagle a visit to the set, his reunion with Ava melts the months away. But their time is cut short by Bella, who’s determined to rekindle her own naughty past with Ethan. His efforts to push Bella off are thwarted when the unit is called to assist the CIA on a terrorist plot to destroy the West Coast. Part of the plan? Someone has to get closer to Bella, and Ethan’s the logical choice. Though Ethan risks his career by telling Ava about the plot, her trust is an impossible gift to earn. Her passion is a different story. As his willing submissive, Ava gives him the fire his body craves and the surrender his soul needs. She’s a dream come true, until the cuffs come off and the sun comes up. When a terrifying turn of events escalates the terrorists’ plan into reality, Ethan must make decisions that will either kill or save them all. Can Ava trust him enough to stand by him with everything she is…including what could be her last breath?

Seduced

Author:Freddie R. Burnett

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:1524536032

Total Pages:268

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Award-winning author Freddie R. Burnett pens a masterpiece of endearment, mystery, adventure, and love. He delves into a sensitive subject with finesse and compassion. The childhood cruelty of his main character, Michael Fly, is the plot of the story. Exiled and disgraced and badly beaten, from his hospital bed his story begins while he suffers amnesia from a terrible beating. His elusive past haunts him, and his present situation of being a murder suspect besets him, but his future is paved with gold. Sibling rivalry damages his manhood. His mother writes a degrading letter about him to the family that terrifies him. His father hates his son that doesnt measure up to his expectation. When there is no one to protect him, he learns about Jesus Christ, and he comes to his rescue every time. His world is a bitter mixture of confusion, betrayal, and deception. He perseveres in his dream of being a marine and receiving his inheritance on his twenty-first birthday. He begins his recovery in Chicago where his Uncle Isaac Fly brings him to mend. He is in search of love, himself, and his manhood. The fast-paced city life offers excitement, but he is soon to become a prize for his double-crossing Uncle Isaac and the call girl he falls in love with and marries. She brings him to the end of himself and his confusion. He has to learn the lessons of what it means to love and to forgive. He learns what true freedom means. He triumphs through the twists and turns of his broken world with the courage necessary to face and free himself from his past. He gives us a truer meaning of seduced. He has inspired us all with a work of courage, revelation, and love. It will seduce you with love. It shines a ray of light on the dark side of humanity.

SEDUCED!

Author:Akansha

Publisher:Akansha S.

ISBN:

Total Pages:N.A

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Reeling after a recent break-up with her boyfriend of four years, a PR executive happens to travel on a transatlantic LA to London flight with a famous movie star she has had a crush on for a long time.

Seduced

Author:Virginia Henley

Publisher:Island Books

ISBN:0307568202

Total Pages:544

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Shorn of her glorious raven tresses and dressed as a man, Lady Antonia Lamb became Lord Anthony Lamb, desperate to keep the property entailed to her twin brother, who is missing at sea. Trapped—and liberated—by her masquerade, Tony meets her new guardian, the devastatingly dangerous Adam Savage, who has returned from his plantation in Ceylon, determined to turn the innocent “boy” into a worldly man. A rake whose scarred face and ice-blue eyes made strong women weak, Adam Savage, legendary adventurer, vowed to take young Tony to the fleshpots of London; to teach him everything a young heir should know. But not even Savage guesses Tony's deepest secret, a masquerade destined to erupt in passionate abandon on one scorching, unforgettable night.

SEDUCED BY THE SHEIKH SURGEON

Author:Yuki Fujine,CAROL MARINELLI

Publisher:Harlequin / SB Creative

ISBN:4596785732

Total Pages:N.A

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I know it can’t possibly be… Still, I can’t help but dream… Young nurse Adele can’t help but notice surgeon Zahir. Not only is he drop-dead gorgeous, he’s also a crown prince! When the queen takes a liking to Adele, she whisks her off to the golden desert to be her attending nurse. Seeing Zahir in his full royal glory makes Adele realize just how different their worlds are, but under the desert sun, the spark between them only burns brighter… She loves him, but he’s set to marry a princess from a neighboring country. How could this possibly end well?

SEDUCED BY THE WEALTHY PLAYBOY

Author:Sara Orwig,Rurika Fuyuki

Publisher:Harlequin / SB Creative

ISBN:4596286779

Total Pages:N.A

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After her accountant’s betrayal, Brittany and her restaurant are in big trouble. What saves hopeless Brittany is the appearance of Emilio Jefferies, a famous and highly successful restaurant owner. He offers to help Brittany by buying half of her restaurant outright. Brittany cannot help but wonder why such a handsome and powerful man is helping her. Still, she is left with no choice and accepts his offer. Little does she know that Emilio is also after the beautiful Brittany…

SEDUCED BY THE RICH MAN

Author:Maureen Child,Nanao Hidaka

Publisher:Harlequin / SB Creative

ISBN:4596286485

Total Pages:N.A

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She accepted his proposition because of the money, but soon the stakes would change. Max’s ex-wife was on her way to try to rekindle their relationship. Max had always been helpless against her charms, so Max and Janine struck a bargain?he would pay her to pretend to be his new wife for a brief period of time. Janine accepted Max’s proposal since she needed the money. But in the midst of their performance, something started to happen. They couldn’t be sure, but it felt like something deep and abiding. Could it be true love?