Bumpy Ride

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Author: Olivia Rigal
Publisher: Lady O Publishing LLC
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Bumpy Ride by Olivia Rigal

Original Title: Bumpy Ride

I undress and follow her into her tiny bathroom. Standing behind her, I look at her face in the mirror while she wipes a bit of toothpaste foam from the corner of her mouth. "There's something really wrong here." "Yeah, I know," she says. "I've turned into a blimp." She shrugs sadly, and I wish for the words to tell her how magnificent and desirable she is. But then I realize actions speak louder than words, so instead of shushing her, I press my erection against her back. She feels it and the sides of her lips twitch. "Nah, what's wrong is that I'm the only one naked and I was looking forward to taking you with me in the shower." You’d think I’d know better. Better than to fall for a biker, and one from a different MC. Better than to get knocked up by a Nomad who vanished without a trace. Better than to try and hide it from my family. Motorcycle Club, New Adult, Multicultural MC Bikers Romance Mystery Adventure Suspense Action

Saving Belle

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Author: Olivia Rigal
Publisher: Lady O Publishing LLC
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Saving Belle by Olivia Rigal

Original Title: Saving Belle

One look at Belle and I was hooked. But then she stood me up and no one stands up Piston. I didn’t become the VP of a new chapter of the Category 5 Knights MC by letting chicks walk all over me. I wanted to let it go that is until I found out that Belle has a secret, one so painful she keeps it well hidden. Figuring it out was the easy part, now if only saving Belle could be as simple. Motorcycle Club, New Adult, Multicultural MC Bikers Romance Mystery Adventure Suspense Action

The Romance Fiction Of Mills Boon 1909 1990s

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Author: Jay Dixon
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781857282665
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The Romance Fiction Of Mills Boon 1909 1990s by Jay Dixon

Original Title: The Romance Fiction Of Mills Boon 1909 1990s

Analyzes romantic fiction and its depiction of women within its historical context and as part of the history of ideas about women. This volume discusses such areas as: early years - class and wealth; and the twenties - sex and violence.

Writing The Christian Romance

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Author: Gail Gaymer Martin
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582974774
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Writing The Christian Romance by Gail Gaymer Martin

Original Title: Writing The Christian Romance

Writing the Christian Romance provides readers with detailed instruction for creating a storyline that is reflective of Christian values without being preachy, and developing virtuous and principled characters who dont seem laughably generic. In addition, the book will show writers how to develop an engaging, passionate, conflict-driven romantic storyline without the use profanity, gratuitous violence, or sexually explicit content. It will teach writers the three threads around which Christian romance is centered: the characters personal growth, the growth of the romance, and the characters spiritual growth, which is as irrevocably tied to the storyline as the first two threads.

Top Ten Reasons Your Novel Is Rejected

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Author: Lois Winston
Publisher: Lois Winston
ISBN: 0985968958
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Top Ten Reasons Your Novel Is Rejected by Lois Winston

Original Title: Top Ten Reasons Your Novel Is Rejected

Over the years Lois Winston has given workshops and talks to several thousand aspiring writers. As a literary agent, she’s listened to hundreds of pitches and read through tens of thousands of query letters and manuscript submissions. Being both a published author and a literary agent gives her a unique perspective on publishing. She knows what it’s like to be the writer whose only desire is to sell a novel, and she knows what it’s like to have to crush someone’s hopes with a rejection letter. It wasn’t until she started sending out those rejection letters that she began to have a better understanding of why so many writers receive them. What she’s come to realize is that most manuscripts are rejected by agents and editors for one or more of ten basic reasons. Writers have control over some of these reasons but not all of them. This book will discuss these ten reasons and how writers can control more of their destiny by not falling prey to them. Whether your goal is to be published by a legacy publishing house or you plan to self-publish, this book contains invaluable information about self-editing, grammar, punctuation, point of view, telling vs. showing, passive vs. active writing, dialogue, narrative, voice, style, hooks, query letters, and synopsis writing. Key words: writing research, authorship, grammar & punctuation, editing & proofreading, composition & creative writing, publishing & books, writing skills

Desert Passions

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Author: Hsu-Ming Teo
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292739389
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Desert Passions by Hsu-Ming Teo

Original Title: Desert Passions

The Sheik—E. M. Hull’s best-selling novel that became a wildly popular film starring Rudolph Valentino—kindled “sheik fever” across the Western world in the 1920s. A craze for all things romantically “Oriental” swept through fashion, film, and literature, spawning imitations and parodies without number. While that fervor has largely subsided, tales of passion between Western women and Arab men continue to enthrall readers of today’s mass-market romance novels. In this groundbreaking cultural history, Hsu-Ming Teo traces the literary lineage of these desert romances and historical bodice rippers from the twelfth to the twenty-first century and explores the gendered cultural and political purposes that they have served at various historical moments. Drawing on “high” literature, erotica, and popular romance fiction and films, Teo examines the changing meanings of Orientalist tropes such as crusades and conversion, abduction by Barbary pirates, sexual slavery, the fear of renegades, the Oriental despot and his harem, the figure of the powerful Western concubine, and fantasies of escape from the harem. She analyzes the impact of imperialism, decolonization, sexual liberation, feminism, and American involvement in the Middle East on women’s Orientalist fiction. Teo suggests that the rise of female-authored romance novels dramatically transformed the nature of Orientalism because it feminized the discourse; made white women central as producers, consumers, and imagined actors; and revised, reversed, or collapsed the binaries inherent in traditional analyses of Orientalism.

Global Cultures

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Author: Frank A. Salamone
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443810940
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Global Cultures by Frank A. Salamone

Original Title: Global Cultures

This work grew out of the Northeast Popular Culture Conference at Dartmouth University in New Hampshire in October 2008. It presents material noting how American popular culture has had an influence throughout the world. Chapters range from Nigeria, Ghana, Japan, China and points in between. Topics cover music, art, holidays, romance, and toys. In all, the book illustrates the vast scope and popularity of American popular culture both in the world and on it.

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