Bienvenue à Maquintock Bay, petite ville paisible à quelques heures au nord de Boston, sur un bout de côte pittoresque de Nouvelle-Angleterre. Ses habitants y ont une vie tranquille, loin de l'agitation, et profitent d'une vie plus simple, même si la tristement célèbre famille Oswald réside non loin d'eux. Le Domaine Oswald n'est qu'à quelques minutes au nord de la ville, mais la plupart des gens l'évitent. L'histoire raconte qu'il y aurait des sorciers et qu'il se passerait des évènements surnaturels dans cet imposant manoir. Les rumeurs sont-elles vraies ? Les sorciers n'existent pas, n'est-ce pas ? Le fils prodige, William Oswald Blackthorne, est rentré au manoir pour y prendre la place de chef de famille et maître du Domaine Oswald. Il entame des rénovations et des réparations dans la demeure familiale, car elle tombe en ruine. Tout semblait aller bien, jusqu'à ce qu'il se dispute avec ses frères et sa sœur têtus, une tante autoritaire, et un personnel aux idées arrêtées. À peine croit-il que les choses ont pris leur rythme, que Rushford Harrington, le patron de l'entreprise de construction qu'il emploie, refuse d'envoyer ses hommes au domaine. Pour qui cet homme se prend-il ? Personne ne dit « non » à un Oswald ! Rush Harrington est débordé. Ses ouvriers ont peur. À cause des rumeurs sur le Manoir Oswald, trouver des ouvriers pour faire les rénovations promises par son entreprise a été une mission presque impossible. Et voilà que maintenant, les membres de la famille Oswald lui compliquent la vie en changeant brutalement les plans de rénovations. Lorsqu'il a essayé de parler à William Oswald Blackthorne, ce dernier a refusé de lui répondre. Rush a donc retiré ses équipes. Avant qu'il ne sache ce qui lui arrive, un bel homme blond déboule furieusement dans son bureau et dans sa vie ; il se rend compte alors que rien ne sera plus comme avant !
The Haunted Heart
Still grieving over the sudden death of his lover, antiques dealer Flynn Ambrose moves to the old, ramshackle house on Pitch Pine Lane to catalog and sell the large inventory of arcane and oddball items that once filled his late uncle's mysterious museum. But not all the items are that easy to catalog. Or get rid of... The Haunted Heart series. Four seasons. Four ghosts. Two hearts. Winter. Since Alan died, Flynn isn't eating, isn't sleeping, and isn't spending a lot of time looking in mirrors. But maybe he should pay a little more attention - because something in that 18th Century mirror is looking at him.
The Sexual Life of Catherine M
A window into a life of insatiable desire and uninhibited sex - this is Parisian art critic Catherine M.'s account of her sexual awakening and her unrestrained pursuit of pleasure. From the glamorous singles clubs of Paris to the Bois de Boulogne, she describes her erotic experiences in precise and beautiful detail. A phenomenal bestseller throughout Europe, The Sexual Life of Catherine M., like Fifty Shades of Grey, breaks with accepted ideas of sex and examines many alternative manifestations of desire. Told in spare, elegant prose, her story will shock, enlighten and liberate you.
Lorcan s Desire
Despite the loving support of his family, Lorcan James wants to try life on his own, so at twenty-one, he finds himself walking halfway across the country in search of adventure. What he finds is desperation, desperation that leads him straight to Whispering Pines Ranch and right into the path of its strong, arrogant, gorgeous owner, who awakens something in Lorcan he didn’t even know existed.
Cronin s Key
NYPD Detective Alec MacAidan has always been good with weird. After all, his life has been a string of the unexplainable. But when an injured man gives him cryptic clues, then turns to dust in front of him, Alec's view on weird is changed forever. Cronin, a vampire Elder, has spent the last thousand years waiting for Alec. He'd been told his fated one would be a man wielding a shield, but he didn't expect him to be human, and he certainly didn't expect that shield to be a police badge. Both men, strong-willed and stubborn, are still learning how to cope with the push and pull of being fated, when fate throws them another curveball. Rumors have spread quickly of turmoil in Egypt. Covens are fleeing with news of a vampire who has a talent like no other, hell-bent on unleashing the wrath of Death. Alec and Cronin are thrown into a world of weird Alec cannot imagine. What he learned in school of ancient pharaohs and Egyptian gods was far from the truth. Instead, he finds out firsthand that history isn't always what it seems.
Seventeen-year-old Connor works his butt off to maintain the golden-boy persona he's created. He has the grades, the extracurriculars, the athletics, and a part-time job at his dad's shop... every detail specifically chosen to ensure the college scholarships he needs to get the hell out of the Podunk town where he lives. The last thing he needs is an unexpected attraction to Graham, an eyeliner-wearing soccer phenom from St. Louis, who makes him question his goals and his sexuality. Sure, he's noticed good-looking boys before--that doesn't have to mean anything, right?--but he's got a girlfriend. There's no room on the agenda for hooking up with Graham, but the heart doesn't always follow the rules. As he and Graham grow close, other aspects of Connor's life fall apart. Family pressure, bad luck, and rumors threaten to derail his carefully laid plans. Suddenly the future he's fighting for doesn't seem quite as alluring, especially if he has to deny who he really is to achieve it.
Paradoxia Epidemica is a broad-ranging critical study of Renaissance thought, showing how the greatest writers of the period from Erasmus and Rabelais to Donne, Milton, and Shakespeare made conscious use of paradox not only as a figure of speech but as a mode of thought, a way of perceiving the universe, God, nature, and man himself. The book consists of an introduction (historical and topological) and sixteen chapters grouped according to broad types of paradox: rhetorical, theological, ontological, epistemological. Within this framework the author interprets individual writings or art forms as parts of a rich tradition. Originally published in 1966. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
A Boy and His Dragon
"A Being(s) in Love Story" Arthur MacArthur needs a job, and not just for the money. Before he dropped out of school to support his younger sister, he loved being a research assistant at the university. But working for a dragon, one of the rarest and least understood magical beings, has unforeseen complications. While Arthur may be the only applicant who isn't afraid of Philbert Jones in his dragon form, the instant attraction he feels for his new employer is beyond disconcerting. Bertie is a brilliant historian, but he can't find his own notes without help-his house is a hoard of books and antiques, hence the need for an assistant. Setting the mess to rights is a dream come true for Arthur, who once aspired to be an archivist. But making sense of Bertie's interest in him is another matter. After all, dragons collect treasure, and Arthur is anything but extraordinary.