‘Thrilling, unputdownable, a fabulous rollercoaster of a read – I was obsessed by this book’ B A PARIS, bestselling author of BEHIND CLOSED DOORS ‘Compelling and thoroughly addictive’ KATERINA DIAMOND, No,1 bestselling author of The Teacher and The Secret

Author Amanda Robson
Isbn 0008212228
Genre Fiction
Year 2017-05-04
Pages 464
Language English
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Christians today are seeking for reality. In the present book, Watchman Nee illustrates with practical instances how every spiritual thing has its reality. This reality is in the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Spirit alone leads us into reality. He further warns believers against a common ill, which is obsession, by pointing out its symptoms and causes and also the way of deliverance.

Author Watchman Nee
Isbn 1102074772
Genre Religion
Year 2009-09-26
Pages N.A
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We live in an age of obsession. Not only are we hopelessly devoted to our work, strangely addicted to our favorite television shows, and desperately impassioned about our cars, we admire obsession in others: we demand that lovers be infatuated with one another in films, we respond to the passion of single-minded musicians, we cheer on driven athletes. To be obsessive is to be American; to be obsessive is to be modern. But obsession is not only a phenomenon of modern existence: it is a medical category—both a pathology and a goal. Behind this paradox lies a fascinating history, which Lennard J. Davis tells in Obsession. Beginning with the roots of the disease in demonic possession and its secular successors, Davis traces the evolution of obsessive behavior from a social and religious fact of life into a medical and psychiatric problem. From obsessive aspects of professional specialization to obsessive compulsive disorder and nymphomania, no variety of obsession eludes Davis’s graceful analysis.

Author Lennard J. Davis
Isbn 0226137791
Genre Psychology
Year 2009-05-15
Pages 296
Language English
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The riveting novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Liar. “She stood in the deep, dark woods, breath shallow and cold prickling over her skin despite the hot, heavy air. She took a step back, then two, as the urge to run fell over her.” Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the night she followed her father into the woods. In freeing the girl trapped in the root cellar, Naomi revealed the horrible extent of her father’s crimes and made him infamous. No matter how close she gets to happiness, she can’t outrun the sins of Thomas David Bowes. Now a successful photographer living under the name Naomi Carson, she has found a place that calls to her, a rambling old house in need of repair, thousands of miles away from everything she’s ever known. Naomi wants to embrace the solitude, but the kindly residents of Sunrise Cove keep forcing her to open up—especially the determined Xander Keaton. Naomi can feel her defenses failing, and knows that the connection her new life offers is something she’s always secretly craved. But the sins of her father can become an obsession, and, as she’s learned time and again, her past is never more than a nightmare away.

Author Nora Roberts
Isbn 0698197003
Genre Fiction
Year 2016-04-12
Pages 464
Language English
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Hunter is a ruthless killer. And the Department of Defense has him firmly in their grasp, which usually doesn't chafe too badly because he gets to kill bad guys. Most of the time he enjoys his job. That is, until he's saddled with something he's never had to do before: protect a human from his mortal enemy. Serena Cross didn't believe her best friend when she claimed to have seen the son of a powerful senator turn into something...unnatural. Who would? But then she witnesses her friend's murder at the hands of what can only be an alien, thrusting her into a world that will kill to protect their secret. Hunter stirs Serena's temper and her lust despite their differences. Soon he's doing the unthinkable breaking the rules he's lived by, going against the government to keep Serena safe. But are the aliens and the government the biggest threats to Serena's life...or is it Hunter?

Author Jennifer L. Armentrout
Isbn 1622661605
Genre Fiction
Year 2013-05-31
Pages 370
Language English
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Obsession and Culture proposes that male sexual obsessions are the driving force of culture and are most clearly seen in fiction. Examples could be multiplied many times, but the main objectives of this study are to show how the work of five male authors coheres within a framework of psychodynamic theory and to stimulate enquiry along these lines. Many twentieth-century novelists speak for a male psycho-class needing imaginative externalization of obsessive sexual fantasies of control of women. Attraction, avoidance, and guilt are powerful motivators for writers and readers alike, and the moral ambiguity of serial monogamy, as well as other forms of exploitative sexuality, prompt certain writers to construct symbolic expiation and repair in fiction. Psychobiography is combined with fantasy analysis to suggest the pervasiveness in modern fiction of the wish to conquer and to control women and to atone for the guilt.

Author Andrew Brink
Isbn 9780838635964
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 1996
Pages 254
Language English
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A brave teen recounts her debilitating struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder—and brings readers through every painful step as she finds her way to the other side—in this powerful and inspiring memoir. Until sophomore year of high school, fifteen-year-old Allison Britz lived a comfortable life in an idyllic town. She was a dedicated student with tons of extracurricular activities, friends, and loving parents at home. But after awakening from a vivid nightmare in which she was diagnosed with brain cancer, she was convinced the dream had been a warning. Allison believed that she must do something to stop the cancer in her dream from becoming a reality. It started with avoiding sidewalk cracks and quickly grew to counting steps as loudly as possible. Over the following weeks, her brain listed more dangers and fixes. She had to avoid hair dryers, calculators, cell phones, computers, anything green, bananas, oatmeal, and most of her own clothing. Unable to act “normal,” the once-popular Allison became an outcast. Her parents questioned her behavior, leading to explosive fights. When notebook paper, pencils, and most schoolbooks were declared dangerous to her health, her GPA imploded, along with her plans for the future. Finally, she allowed herself to ask for help and was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder. This brave memoir tracks Allison’s descent and ultimately hopeful climb out of the depths.

Author Allison Britz
Isbn 1481489208
Genre Young Adult Nonfiction
Year 2017-09-19
Pages 368
Language English
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Secrets can kill. Harper wanted Sean to dominate her, to degrade her… and she loved every second of it. Every hot, gasping-for-breath, clenching-the-sheets moment. She loved to have him looming over her, dictating her every move. She got off on it. But now it’s too real. Their relationship has gotten complicated and dark, fast. For Sean, Harper is more than just a good f*ck. She’s quickly becoming an obsession. When she pulls him from the fire yet again, he can’t pretend that she’s not the center of his world. But Harper’s got secrets too, and hers are twice as deadly. When she finally starts to unravel, they will both have to find a way to save themselves -- and each other -- if they want to stay together.

Author Vivian Wood
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Genre Fiction
Year
Pages 200
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Do You Have a Secret Fantasy? Celebrity author and recluse Emma Jordan does. She's collaborating on a screenplay of her bestselling erotic thriller with talented, sexy-as-sin Sam Cooper. The last thing in the world Emma wants is any kind of involvement. But working together in her isolated house creates a backdrop of sexual tension that would rival any of the silver screen's scorching love stories. Sam wants Emma. He burns for her, desires to break past her barriers to find out what had hurt her so badly. Emma wants to keep her fantasies just that. Fantasies. But Sam is a hard man to resist….

Author Debra Carroll
Isbn 1459286197
Genre Fiction
Year 2012-07-16
Pages 216
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The Faces of Evil Series: Book 1 She thought she'd left the murders-and his obsession-behind . . . Special Agent Jess Harris has spent more than a decade studying the many faces of evil. In her determination to stop a serial killer, she broke the rules, and it cost her everything. With her career in need of resuscitation and her love life dead and buried, Jess jumps at a chance to advise on a case that has the top detectives of Birmingham, Alabama, stumped. But the case forces her to confront all the reasons she put her hometown-and her first love-in her rearview mirror. Four young women have gone missing, and Police Chief Dan Burnett will do anything to find them before it's too late-even if it means asking for help from the woman who has spent a decade avoiding him. Jess agrees to lend a hand and welcomes the diversion of a new case, a new life to save to make up for the victims she's lost. But then the unthinkable happens: the crazed serial killer from her past follows Jess to Birmingham. The situation is becoming increasingly desperate-and time is swiftly running out . . . "Compelling main characters and chilling villains elevate Debra Webb's Faces of Evil series into the realm of high-intensity thrillers that readers won't be able to resist." -- New York Times bestselling author CJ Lyons "Just when you think Debra Webb can't get any better, she does. OBSESSION is her best work yet. This gritty, edge of your seat, white knuckle thriller is peopled with tough, credible characters and a brilliant plot that will keep you guessing until the very end. Move over Jack Reacher - Jess Harris is comin' to town." -- Cindy Gerard, New York Times best-selling author, award winning author of the Black Ops, Inc. series "Debra Webb's name says it all..." -- Karen Rose

Author Debra Webb
Isbn 1455527661
Genre Fiction
Year 2012-08-07
Pages 384
Language English
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Sean Willowbrook works and resides in the heart of New York City with a high-paying job at a local business firm. His personality captures the attention of a new hire from Brazil named Zaria Da Silva, who recently emigrated to the United States. Zaria wastes no time telling Sean how she feels about him. After a night of hanging out and having drinks together, Sean becomes skeptical of Zaria's behavior which leads him to a disgusting truth that will impact his life forever.

Author Khali Raymond,savage writer
Isbn 1312984597
Genre Fiction
Year 2015-03-11
Pages 47
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#1 WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER • “Jonathan Kellerman’s novels are an obsession; once started it is hard to quit.”—Orlando Sentinel Tanya Bigelow was a solemn little girl when Dr. Alex Delaware successfully treated her obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Now, at nineteen, Tanya returns with a curious request: that Delaware investigate her aunt’s deathbed confession of murder. While Delaware doubts that Patty Bigelow was capable of such a horrific act, he agrees to look into the matter. Armed with only the vaguest details, Delaware and LAPD detective Milo Stugris retrace Patty’s and Tanya’s nomadic and increasingly puzzling life. Then a very real murder tears open a terrifying tunnel into the past, where secrets—and bodies—are buried. As the tension mounts, Delaware and Sturgis uncover a tangled history of desperation, vengeance, and death—a legacy of evil that refuses to die. Praise for Obsession “The characters are rich, the story’s well-plotted and you won’t stop reading.”—Boston Herald “Filled with Kellerman’s psychological insight and action-packed drama.”—Toronto Sun

Author Jonathan Kellerman
Isbn 0345500148
Genre Fiction
Year 2007-03-27
Pages 368
Language English
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USA Today bestselling author Katherine Sutcliffe sweeps fans away to the passionate affair she began in Devotion, as one man's search for his lost love leads him to the heights of OBSESSION. Trey Hawthorne, the Duke of Salterdon, once had a reputation that would humble the Marquis de Sade. Then he found his heart's desire in gentle, innocent Maria Ashton, whose healing touch ignited a forbidden passion between the noble duke and the lowborn vicar's daughter. Defying his family, Hawthorne intended to wed Maria -- but she mysteriously vanished before he could take her as his bride. After tirelessly searching for her for months, Trey gave up hope and reverted to his former wicked ways. Now, chance has led Trey to his beloved at last -- but the devastating truth behind her disappearance might prove more than he can bear. As he fights to rescue his beautiful Maria from a life of torment, Trey wonders if in saving her, he will also finally save himself -- or if the fight will cost him everything....

Author Katherine Sutcliffe
Isbn 0743417755
Genre Fiction
Year 2004-01-01
Pages 352
Language English
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Michelle Girard never expected three of her former classmates to wind up dead just before their high school reunion. But thanks to the sharp eye of her former crush, FBI Agent Colin Roarke, the scattered rose petals found at the scenes prove the "Reunion Killer" has struck again. Colin, an uneasy war hero, feels a need to protect Michelle, especially when she becomes the killer's latest obsession. Staying one step ahead has always been Colin's specialty, but as his frustration intensifies, so do the very real complications of long-buried feelings. Then Michelle is kidnapped, and clues lead Colin to the foreboding Columbella House, an abandoned Victorian mansion where shrouds of fog conceal dark secrets—and dangerous, hidden desires.

Author Carol Ericson
Isbn 1459227611
Genre Fiction
Year 2012-05-01
Pages 224
Language English
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This is the most serious study to date on the topic of male same-sex relations in China during the early twentieth century, illuminating male same-sex relations in many sites: language, translated sexological writings, literary works, tabloid newspapers, and opera. Documenting how nationalism and colonial modernity reconfigured Chinese discourses on sex between men in the early twentieth century, Wenqing Kang has amassed a wealth of material previously overlooked by scholars, such as the entertainment news and opinion pieces related to same-sex relations published in the tabloid press. He sheds new light on several puzzles, such as the process whereby sex between men became increasingly stigmatized in China between the 1910s and 1940s, and shows that the rich vocabulary and concepts that existed for male-male relations in premodern China continued to be used by journalists and writers throughout the Republican era, creating the conditions for receiving Western sexology.

Author Wenqing Kang
Isbn 9622099815
Genre Social Science
Year 2009-03-01
Pages 204
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Corrie Browne is an ordinary girl with extraordinary ambitions. Determined to find the father she has never known, her search takes her from the quiet Suffolk village where she lives, to a new life in London, a fastpace television career - and to three people who come to dominate her life. Luke, charismatic, blond and charming, is the only one to make Corrie feel welcome at TW TV and the only one to recognise her talent. Cristoff, an internationally famous film director, is the man who teaches her everything he knows about sex and passion. And Annelise is her boss and friend - a woman about whom Corrie knows a secret that must never be revealed. Three colleagues - all of whom are to play an important role in Corrie's search for love and success. One of whom intends Corrie's ultimate destruction.

Author Susan Lewis
Isbn 1409008207
Genre Fiction
Year 2010-08-31
Pages 672
Language English
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Guarded secrets and a lifetime of lies haunt what might be Esther Brite’s only chance for a future with the rugged Dr. Jacobey Esther Brite overcame her tough, mining-town roots, seizing stardom with her talent for songwriting—but she harbors a dark past. After a car crash claims her husband and baby boy, Esther returns to her hometown, only to fall ill with pneumonia. She is at the mercy of the town’s new doctor, the brusque, handsome Daniel Jacobey. But as she recovers, she learns that during her years away from Bellewood, Dr. Jacobey purchased her childhood home and found her diary. With that window into her intimate thoughts and fears, Dr. Jacobey becomes infatuated with a woman he believes he knows completely. But the residents of small-town Bellewood clearly mistrust Esther. And there’s something Dr. Jacobey doesn’t yet know about her tortured history. What will happen when he learns the truth? This ebook features an extended biography of Mary Kay McComas.

Author Mary Kay McComas
Isbn 1453286152
Genre Fiction
Year 2012-11-20
Pages 180
Language English
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The French Quarter: where seduction is a game... The Game: Obsession The Players: Josie Villefranche, notorious hotel owner; Drew Morrison, business shark Object of the Game: Have a Cajun-hot love affair, without getting burned Bordello-turned-hotel-owner Josie has a hands-off rule when it comes to men. Too many have wanted her only for her talents in bed. But when too-sexy-to-resist Drew checks in, she decides to make an exception: use him, then lose him--no regrets. Ruthless businessman Drew has a hidden agenda: to buy the cash-strapped hotel. But he's been bedding its bewitching proprietor instead. When a murder puts Josie in both financial and legal trouble, Drew must make a choice: grab the hotel and run--or sacrifice everything for another night in her bed....

Author Tori Carrington
Isbn 1426850948
Genre Fiction
Year 2009-12-01
Pages 224
Language English
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Wren's world has caught fire. But she'll be damned if she lets it burn. From USA Today bestselling author Lindsey R. Loucks and award-winning author Mysti Parker, get lost in an action-packed paranormal romance series that will leave you breathless and begging for more! Still reeling from witnessing Queen Ravana's devastating cruelty, Wren and her men cling to one another, trying to create some semblance of normalcy in their insane world. Ashe and Charles still believe in Wren—but she's not sure she really has what it takes to be Queen of the Southern Vampire Clan. As it turns out, her latest potential mate doesn't think so, either. Marlowe—SFBI agent and professional thinker—wants nothing to do with Wren. That path leads to fiery destruction, and he's already been there, done that. In fact, he's seriously considering removing the tattoo that links him to her. He thinks Wren doesn't have the grit or smarts needed to sever the crown from the traitor queen's head. Oh, he's about to be schooled But teaching Marlowe to believe in her means testing Wren's other alliances—and revealing even more startling secrets. With a little help from Marlowe, though, Wren might just realize that you really can fight a royal fire with fire. Download today and join the revolution! Book 1: Emergence Book 2: Defiance Book 3: Obsession Book 4: Relentless Book 5: Ascension

Author Lindsey R. Loucks,Mysti Parker
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Genre Fiction
Year 2021-02-21
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There's a fine line between Obsession and Madness. After a strange and exciting holiday, Daisy is looking forward to the new start University life will bring. A life changing assignment makes her question the fine line between Obsession and Madness. Can she tell the difference? Can you?

Author Georgina Hannan
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Genre Horror tales
Year 2013-09-13
Pages 111
Language English
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