Cristina Les monstres ne rôdent pas dans l’obscurité. Quand j’ai rencontré Damian Di Santo dans un couloir sombre de ma maison de famille, j’ai su que c’était un monstre. J’étais une fillette apeurée. Et lui, c’était déjà un homme. C’est à ce moment que son compte à rebours malsain a commencé. Sous le signe des roses fanées et des épines acérées, huit années se sont écoulées, chacune me rapprochant un peu plus de cette alliance fatidique. Jusqu’à la veille de mon dix-huitième anniversaire. Le soir où il est revenu pour réclamer son dû. Damian C’est le hasard qui a placé Cristina sur ma route. C’est le destin qui l’a liée à moi. Cristina et moi partageons un passé commun. Une nuit qui a bouleversé le cours de nos existences. Elle m’a demandé si j’étais un monstre, le soir où je l’ai rencontrée. C’est le cas. Et elle va bientôt comprendre que je suis son monstre. Parce que le compte à rebours qui a commencé huit ans plus tôt vient de toucher à son terme. Son temps est écoulé. Aux douze coups de minuit, elle sera à moi. Promesse impie et Alliance impie forment une romance en deux parties, à lire dans l’ordre.

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Genre Fiction
Year 2021-06-06
Pages 404
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Les monstres en ont rarement l’apparence. Forcée à épouser un homme que je devrais haïr, je suis désormais unie à Damian. Parfois, je me demande ce qu’il voit quand il me regarde. Une biche dans les phares d’un camion, j’imagine. En revanche, ce que je vois est très clair. Des ténèbres. Du désir. Une envie charnelle. Un homme bien trop expérimenté. Le jour où il m’a prise, il m’a dit que je lui appartenais. Et il l’a prouvé lors de notre nuit de noces. Je le crois quand il me dit qu’il me protégera, parce qu’il ne laisse personne toucher à ce qui est à lui. Pourtant, je ne peux pas oublier ce qu’il est. Je ne peux pas oublier ce qu’il a fait. Et quoi qu’il advienne, je ne peux pas me laisser aller à l’aimer. Promesse impie et Alliance impie forment une romance en deux parties, à lire dans l’ordre.

Author Natasha Knight
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Genre Fiction
Year 2021-07-07
Pages 434
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"Whereas the centrality of femininity to nineteenth-century French fiction has been the focus of widespread critical attention, masculinity has, until recently, received little sustained treatment in either the literary or socio-historical domains. In this book, Nigel Harkness uses the fiction of George Sand (1804-1876), the pre-eminent woman writer of the period, to explore questions of masculinity as they pertain to the nineteenth-century French novel, and to map out new approaches to the study of literary masculinity. Drawing on contemporary theories of gender and narrative, Harkness reveals how Sands novels repeatedly focus on a nexus of language, masculinity and power, in which narrative is both a vehicle for the expression of manhood, and a site where masculinity is discursively performed. Masculinity is thus reconfigured in Sands fiction as an identity constituted as much through words as through actions. Analysis of the performances of masculinity staged in Sands novels opens onto an exploration of gendered processes of literary representation: the links between masculinity and the doxa, the equation of writing and power, the homosocial function of acts of narration, and the masculinity of authorship and authority."

Author Nigel Harkness
Isbn 1351195891
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2017-12-02
Pages 170
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Author George Sand
Isbn 1465527753
Genre ,
Year 1841
Pages 381
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Gia I’m the daughter of a foot soldier. The sister of a snitch. Monsters have been part of my life for as long as I can remember, but the morning I woke in that cold, abandoned cabin with Dominic Benedetti looming over me, I knew I’d met the darkest of them all. He took me to break me. But I’m not so easy to break. And when he saw the mark on me, everything changed. But I’ve never believed in fairy tale endings and happily-ever-after doesn’t belong to people like us. Some love thrives in the light. Dominic and I, we belong in the dark. Dominic I’m the last-born son of the Mafia King. The one with nothing to lose. I walked away from my family. Turned my back on everything that should have been mine and became what I was meant to be. A monster. Until the day I stood over Gia cowering in the corner of that decrepit cabin in the woods. Until I saw the mark they’d put on her. It was then I understood something my father used to say. Keep your friends close, your enemies closer. My enemies had overplayed their hand. It was past time I returned to the family. Past time I collected the debts owed me. And long past time I punished those who betrayed me.

Author Natasha Knight
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Genre Fiction
Year 2016-11-11
Pages 336
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Lucia It all started with a contract signed by him, then by me, while our families watched. While my father sat silent, a man defeated, giving his daughter to the Benedetti monsters. I obeyed. I played my part. I signed my name and gave away my life. I became their living, breathing trophy, a constant symbol of their power over us. That was five years ago. Then came the time for him to claim me. For Salvatore Benedetti to own me. I had vowed vengeance. I had learned hate. And yet, nothing could have prepared me for the man who now ruled my life. I expected a monster, one I would destroy. But nothing is ever black or white. No one is either good or evil. For all his darkness, I saw his light. For all his evil, I saw his good. As much as he made me hate him, a passion hotter than the fires of hell burned inside me. I was his, and he was mine. My very own monster. Salvatore I owned the DeMarco Mafia Princess. She belonged to me now. We had won, and they had lost. And what better way to teach a lesson than to take from them that which is most precious? Most beloved? I was the boy who would be king. Next in line to rule the Benedetti Family. Lucia DeMarco was the spoils of war. Mine to do with as I pleased. It was my duty to break her. To make her life a living hell. My soul was dark, I was hell bound. And there was no way out, not for either of us. Because the Benedetti family never lost, and in our wake, we left destruction. It’s how it had always been. How I believed it would always be. Until Lucia.

Author Natasha Knight
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Genre Fiction
Year 2016
Pages 376
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I’m the first-born son of the mafia king. The favorite. Destined to rule, I’m a dangerous man, a ruthless one. But in my world, you have to be. Then Natalie stumbles into my life. Wrong place. Wrong time. Twice, fate put her in my path. Twice, fate placed the innocent lamb at the mercy of the monster. I gave her a chance to walk away. Told her it would be better for her if she did. But she didn’t listen. And now it’s too late. Because I’m not good. I never wanted to be. And I won’t let her go anymore. See, I’m not the hero. When I touch her, it’s with dirty hands. I know my reckoning is coming though. I know I’ll burn for the things I’ve done, the sins I’ve committed. And I don’t deny hell is where I belong, but I want my time first. I want my time with her. She’s mine. Forever. No matter what. Author's Note: Sergio is an emotional romance set in the Benedetti Mafia world. It is not a traditional romance. It is recommended that you read both Salvatore: a Dark Mafia Romance and Dominic: a Dark Mafia Romance before reading Sergio's story.

Author Natasha Knight
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Genre Fiction
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Pages 300
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We’re a match made in hell, Stefan and I. He took me to exact his revenge. I went from being a pawn to my father to being a pawn to Stefan. The only difference is I have a ring the size of a boulder on my finger and a husband I don’t want. And the hardest part is I thought he was different. I thought I was falling in love. I guess my father was right. I’m not a very smart girl. Stefan is a powerful man. He doesn’t play nice, not if you’re his enemy. But I’ve learned one thing about my husband. He takes care of what’s his. And I am his. His enemies have become my enemies, but he’ll never let anyone hurt me. He’s fiercely protective. It’s the predator inside that scares me.

Author Natasha Knight
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Genre Fiction
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Pages 267
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Pour tenter d'apporter un éclairage nouveau à la connaissance du Front Islamique du Salut (FIS) aujourd'hui interdit, l'auteur de ce livre a choisi de donner la parole à quelques uns de ses dirigeants en exil pour qu'ils puissent s'exprimer directement sur les grandes questions qui se posent aujourd'hui en Algérie : la violence, le pouvoir, la démocratie. Donner la parole ne signifie pas croire sur parole. C'est pourquoi l'auteur ne cesse de conduire ces entretiens de manière toujours distancée et critique.

Author Patrick Denaud
Isbn 2296355137
Genre History
Year 1998-01-01
Pages 316
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"I will pay you one million pounds to become my wife for one year. The marriage will not be consummated..." Italian aristocrat Lorenzo, Duce di Montesavro, needs to marry, and English tourist Jodie Oliver seems the ideal candidate for this convenient arrangement--her vulnerability is especially appealing to Lorenzo. But when he unleashes a desire Jodie never knew she possessed, Lorenzo is soon regretting his no-consummation rule....

Author Penny Jordan
Isbn 1426842198
Genre Fiction
Year 2009-07-01
Pages 192
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Her awakening: San Francisco heiress Romi Grayson has only had a taste of Maxwell Black's addictive brand of seduction and knows she should stay away…especially having discovered just how determined he is to possess her! His proposal: Max prides himself on always being in control, yet somehow Romi sneaked under his cast-iron defenses, then walked away. Now he is driven to finish what they started…. The ultimate prize! This Russian tycoon will stop at nothing, even blackmail, to have Romi warm and willing in his bed. And her innocence will make his long-awaited possession all the sweeter….

Author Lucy Monroe
Isbn 1460341767
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-11-01
Pages 192
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De noble famille, avocat célèbre mais désespérant de la justice humaine, Alphonse de Liguori démissionne, devient prêtre et se consacre aux "lazzaroni", ces pauvres des bas-fonds de Naples et des campagnes. Pour eux, il fonde la Congrégation des Rédemptoristes sous le patronage de saint François de Sales et finira évêque de Nocera. Il sera proclamé docteur de l'Eglise en 1871. Ce parcours original fera de lui un maître dans la connaissance de l'âme humaine. Cet ouvrage, concentré de sa pensée, est un guide devenu classique. Chaque chapitre, abordé de façon thématique, nous éclaire pour progresser dans l'amour du prochain et se prolonge par une prière pour croître dans l'union à Dieu. Il explore toutes les qualités de la vie morale telle la mansuétude, la charité, la patience, la force, etc. Plus que jamais indispensable à une époque à la recherche de valeurs sures, il demeure pertinent par son analyse très fine de la progression spirituelle de l'âme humaine. Un des chef-d'oeuvre de la spiritualité enfin réédité.

Author Alphonse de Liguori
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Year 2017-05-12
Pages 282
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Edition enrichie (Introduction, notes, variantes, dossier sur l'oeuvre, chronologie et bibliographie) Le Rouge et le Noir, roman central de Stendhal, porte un titre qui symbolise la table de jeu. Une fois une couleur amenée il n'est plus temps de revenir en arrière. Mais le jeu comporte une direction ou un dessous des cartes qui est l'énergie. La présence, le degré ou l'absence de l'énergie, voilà ce qui fait une destinée. Le Rouge et le Noir, c'est le roman de l'énergie, celle d'un jeune homme ardent, exigeant et pauvre dans la société de la Restauration. Il a pour sous-titre : Chronique de 1830, cela signifie la France, toute la France, la Province et Paris. Julien est le délégué à l'énergie provinciale, le délégué du talent à la carrière, des classes pauvres à la conquête du monde. L'énergie de Julien ne va pas sans une violence de tempé-rament, une intensité de chauffe qui le conduit à l'échafaud. Cette peinture, pleine, puissante, normale de l'énergie d'un homme, d'un pays, d'une époque, compose une oeuvre immense que son temps ne comprit pas mais dont la vivante influence n'est pas encore épuisée. Albert Thibaudet Edition de Michel Crouzet.

Author Stendhal
Isbn 2253094536
Genre Fiction
Year 2013-04-10
Pages 640
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The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

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Isbn 0857861018
Genre Bibles
Year 1999-01-01
Pages 64
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In Mobilizing Youth, Susan B. Whitney examines how youth moved to the forefront of French politics in the two decades following the First World War. In those years Communists and Catholics forged the most important youth movements in France. Focusing on the competing efforts of the two groups to mobilize the young and harness generational aspirations, Whitney traces the formative years of the Young Communists and the Young Christian Workers, including their female branches. She analyzes the ideologies of the movements, their major campaigns, their styles of political and religious engagement, and their approaches to male and female activism. As Whitney demonstrates, the recasting of gender roles lay at the heart of Catholic efforts and became crucial to Communist strategies in the mid-1930s. Moving back and forth between the constantly shifting tactics devised to mobilize young people and the circumstances of their lives, Whitney gives special consideration to the context in which the youth movements operated and in which young people made choices. She traces the impact of the First World War on the young and on the formulation of generation-based political and religious identities, the role of work and leisure in young people’s lives and political mobilization, the impact of the Depression, the importance of Soviet ideas and intervention in French Communist youth politics, and the state’s attention to youth after the victory of France’s Popular Front government in 1936. Mobilizing Youth concludes by inserting the era’s youth activists and movements into the complicated events of the Second World War.

Author Susan Whitney
Isbn 0822391562
Genre History
Year 2009-09-11
Pages 332
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Un ouvrage original, passionnant, rigoureux et drôle, alors que l’Histoire de France intéresse un public toujours plus large

Author Alain Dag'Naud
Isbn 2035893550
Genre Social Science
Year 2012-11-21
Pages 560
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Lire aujourd'hui Calvin, c'est un peu comme visiter la tour de Constance ou le Musée du désert : soudain, la Réforme protestante, dont nous avions tous entendu parler, devient vivante devant nos yeux. Et cependant, la plupart des chrétiens se réclamant du protestantisme, n'ont jamais lu trois pages de l'Institution, l'ouvrage majeur du grand réformateur. Cher, démesuré, écrit en vieux français, il intimide... Ici le numérique facilite considérablement la visite de ce monument théologique, à travers lequel se sont formées des générations de pasteurs. Pour un prix minime, il fournit : deux introductions, l'une érudite, l'autre édifiante ; un petit glossaire qui montre que le patois de Calvin n'est en fait pas plus difficile à décrypter que les SMS ou que l'argot des banlieues ; le texte intégral avec notes ; de nombreux hyperliens permettant de naviguer rapidement entre les sections, et d'accéder à toutes les citations bibliques, in extenso. Lire l'Institution, n'apporte pas seulement au chrétien évangélique une satisfaction culturelle ; car qu'il partage ou non toutes les positions doctrinales de Calvin, son verbe dense et vigoureux, ses références constantes à la Parole de Dieu, nourriront sa pensée et fortifieront son assurance dans le salut gratuit et parfait qui se trouve en Jésus-Christ.

Author Jean Calvin
Isbn 2362601420
Genre Religion
Year 2013-12-06
Pages 2182
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