« Quand il a effleuré mon sein gauche, j’ai compris que, cette fois-là, il se passerait quelque chose. Je savais déjà qu’il me trouvait belle et me désirait. Ses yeux le criaient fort. Pour ma part, je me contentais de sourire ; j’essayais d’avoir l’air indifférent. Je savais qu’il s’agissait simplement de lui faire signe...» Élisabeth Vanasse livre ici des nouvelles érotiques audacieuses sous forme de chasséscroisés entre libertinage et sentiments. Un couple ose une aventure dans un sauna mixte et découvre le plaisir troublant de l’amour à plusieurs ; une jeune femme décide de s’inscrire à un club bien particulier ; une autre invite à dîner un séduisant voisin au plaisir... bruyant ; deux filles ont des pensées bien peu licites envers leur chauffeur de taxi... Un passeport pour le plaisir ! Illustration de couverture : Profimedia © Oredia
Author: Marcel Proust
Publisher: WS via PublishDrive
The final volume of Remembrance of Things Past chronicles the years of World War I, when, as M. de Charlus reflects on a moonlit walk, Paris threatens to become another Pompeii. Years later, after the war's end, Proust's narrator returns to Paris, where Mme. Verdurin has become the Princesse de Guermantes. He reflects on time, reality, jealousy, artistic creation, and the raw material for literature-his past life.
Cinquenta tons de cinza
Author: E. L. James
Publisher: Editora Intrinseca
Quando Anastasia Steele entrevista o jovem empresário Christian Grey, descobre nele um homem atraente, brilhante e profundamente dominador. Ingênua e inocente, Ana se surpreende ao perceber que, a despeito da enigmática reserva de Grey, está desesperadamente atraída por ele. Incapaz de resistir à beleza discreta, à timidez e ao espírito independente de Ana, Grey admite que também a deseja — mas em seus próprios termos. Chocada e ao mesmo tempo seduzida pelas estranhas preferências de Grey, Ana hesita. Por trás da fachada de sucesso — os negócios multinacionais, a vasta fortuna, a amada família —, Grey é um homem atormentado por demônios do passado e consumido pela necessidade de controle. Quando eles embarcam num apaixonado e sensual caso de amor, Ana não só descobre mais sobre seus próprios desejos, como também sobre os segredos obscuros que Grey tenta manter escondidos...
Author: Christina Lauren
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The ninth work in the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling series that started with Beautiful Bastard. In this e-novella, Will Sumner and Hanna Bergstrom (from Beautiful Player) find that a wedding and everlasting love were just the beginning. One Player tamed. One nerd girl satisfied. And one more major life decision to make. When Will fell for Hanna, her quirky sense of humor and fierce dedication to her career were part of the attraction. (Not to mention her coy newbie attitude toward sex and her willingness to let him teach her everything.) But when the job offers start rolling in for her—and oh, they do—Hanna has trouble deciding what she wants, where they should live, and how much she should burden Will with the decision. Magic between the sheets is only one part of a relationship...getting on the same page is quite another altogether.
A Sentimental Education
Author: Gustave Flaubert
Publisher: Jester House Publishing via PublishDrive
Sentimental Education has been described both as the first modern novel and as a novel to end all novels. Weaving a poignant love story into his account of the 1848 revolution, Flaubert shows a society in the grip of stereotypes, on every level. There is something farcical in his depiction of characters who aspire to act but are dogged by cliche at every turn. To a greater extent even than Madame Bovary, Sentimental Education is an indictment of modern consumerism, contrasting the hollowness of material achievement with the lasting beauty of the ideal. Flaubert's study of success and failure offers us a terrible sadness in a terrible beauty, yet is one of the world's great comic masterpieces.
Bad Girl By Night
Author: Lacey Alexander
A steamy new series that will have fans on lockdown. Meet the H.O.T. cops, a group of alpha males trained in law enforcement-but naturally skilled at the art of pleasure. The people of Turnbridge, Michigan, see Carly Winters as the respectable-yet painfully single- good girl. None of them knows what she does miles away, where she becomes Desiree, a seductress who lures men into nights of heated passion. Until the day she's introduced to the new cop in town-Jake, one of the men who fulfilled her darkest fantasy. His arrival turns her safe world upside down. Carly's good and bad girl personas clash, and she must decide who she needs to be...
Most of All You
Author: Mia Sheridan
From the New York Times bestselling author of Archer's Voice, Mia Sheridan delivers a heartwrenching new standalone contemporary romance. A broken woman . . . Crystal learned long ago that love brings only pain. Feeling nothing at all is far better than being hurt again. She guards her wounded heart behind a hard exterior and carries within her a deep mistrust of men, who, in her experience, have only ever used and taken. A man in need of help . . . Then Gabriel Dalton walks into her life. Despite the terrible darkness of his past, there's an undeniable goodness in him. And even though she knows the cost, Crystal finds herself drawn to Gabriel. His quiet strength is wearing down her defenses and his gentle patience is causing her to question everything she thought she knew. Only love can mend a shattered heart . . . Crystal and Gabriel never imagined that the world, which had stolen everything from them, would bring them a deep love like this. Except fate will only take them so far, and now the choice is theirs: Harden their hearts once again or find the courage to shed their painful pasts.
Therese the Philosopher
Author: Marquis De D'Argens
Publisher: Disruptive Publishing
This first-person narrative by Therese is the charming tale of an innocent's initiation into sexual happiness. Self-discovery in a convent leads her to her confessor, Father Dirrag, and she is soon launched upon the path of reason that convinces her that passion and love of the Deity are equal gifts of God. With additional mentors, Therese learns that sensations are but a part of temperament, as natural as hunger and thirst, and all may be satisfied as long as it does not harm others.
Author: Christina Lauren
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The Beautiful Bastard series continues in this new novella—back when not being able to stand each other also meant not being able to keep their hands of each other, neither Bennett nor Chloe could have seen this day coming. An exasperated bride who just wants to elope. A determined groom whose only focus is getting to the wedding night. And—of course—a whole lot of name calling.
Author: Marie NDiaye
"Mrs Lemarchand, a well-to-do woman and a study in megalomania, draws her innocent cleaner, Hilda, into a trap from which there is no escape. Hilda's life, and her marriage to the hapless Franck, is destroyed by Mrs Lemarchand's spiralling obsessions."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Author: Christina Lauren
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
An ambitious intern. A perfectionist executive. And a whole lot of name calling. Whip-smart, hardworking, and on her way to an MBA, Chloe Mills has only one problem: her boss, Bennett Ryan. He’s exacting, blunt, inconsiderate—and completely irresistible. A Beautiful Bastard. Bennett has returned to Chicago from France to take a vital role in his family’s massive media business. He never expected that the assistant who’d been helping him from abroad was the gorgeous, innocently provocative—completely infuriating—creature he now has to see every day. Despite the rumors, he’s never been one for a workplace hookup. But Chloe’s so tempting he’s willing to bend the rules—or outright smash them—if it means he can have her. All over the office As their appetites for one another increase to a breaking point, Bennett and Chloe must decide exactly what they’re willing to lose in order to win each other. Originally only available online as The Office by tby789—and garnering over 2 million reads on fanfiction sites—Beautiful Bastard has been extensively updated for re-release.
Winner of the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award "A charming book about enchantment, a profound book about fairy tales."—John Updike, The New York Times Book Review Bruno Bettelheim was one of the great child psychologists of the twentieth century and perhaps none of his books has been more influential than this revelatory study of fairy tales and their universal importance in understanding childhood development. Analyzing a wide range of traditional stories, from the tales of Sindbad to “The Three Little Pigs,” “Hansel and Gretel,” and “The Sleeping Beauty,” Bettelheim shows how the fantastical, sometimes cruel, but always deeply significant narrative strands of the classic fairy tales can aid in our greatest human task, that of finding meaning for one’s life.
Author: Sylvain Reynard
From national bestselling author Sylvain Reynard comes the haunting, unforgettable tale of one man’s salvation and one woman’s sensual awakening . . . Enigmatic and sexy, Professor Gabriel Emerson is a well-respected Dante specialist by day, but by night he devotes himself to an uninhibited life of pleasure. He uses his notorious good looks and sophisticated charm to gratify his every whim, but is secretly tortured by his dark past and consumed by the profound belief that he is beyond all hope of redemption. When the sweet and innocent Julia Mitchell enrolls as his graduate student, his attraction and mysterious connection to her not only jeopardizes his career, but sends him on a journey in which his past and his present collide. An intriguing and sinful exploration of seduction, forbidden love, and redemption, Gabriel’s Inferno is a captivating and wildly passionate tale of one man’s escape from his own personal hell as he tries to earn the impossible—forgiveness and love. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Beatrice is stuck in a depressing office job: her hard work is overlooked, her paycheck's so small she's about to lose her apartment, and her boss won't give her a promotion unless she sleeps with him. But Beatrice just took a vacation to Africa, where she learned a very particular set of skills, both in and out of the bedroom. She's about to transform her boss's life in a way that he never saw coming. She'll get a maid to clean her dirty apartment. And maybe, in the process, Beatrice will finally find love . . .