An Enemies-To-Lovers RomanceWhen Gianna watches her older sister being forced into an arranged marriage, she promises herself to escape a similar fate.The moment Matteo - The Blade - Vitiello sees Gianna on his brother's wedding, he wants to possess her. Her father agrees to the bond, but Gianna has no intention of marrying for any other reason than love. A few months before the wedding, Gianna runs away and begins a new life in Europe away from the mafia. But one of their best hunters and assassins is after her: Matteo. When Matteo and a couple of her father's soldiers catch her, not only her freedom is at risk, but also the life of the people with her. Gianna is taken home and forced to marry Matteo. Ridden by guilt over having dragged innocent people into her world and overcome with hatred toward Matteo, Gianna is determined to make life hell for her husband. But Matteo is a master at mind games and their struggle for power soon turns into hate-fueled nights of passion.
Imagine utter isolation and desperation intermingled with the basic human instinct to survive. The victimas pleas are virtually silent, lost in the despair of domestic violence. This complex subject is explored through the main character, Angel, as she unknowingly finds herself in an abusive relationship. Angelas internal dialogue is disclosed as she carefully navigates her way through domestic violence. She learns undeniable truth in the saying aKeep your enemies closea and this account will show the instrumental role it plays in survival. Angel finds inner strength as she resolves to outsmart a master manipulator with sociopathic tendencies. The hope is to inspire, provoke thought and clear misconceptions concerning abuse. It is crucial to promote better understanding as to why a victim stays and the need for reform. Follow Angelas trials and tribulations as she travels the road to self-discovery.
Born into one of the leading Mob families in Chicago, Aria Scuderi struggles to find her own path in a world where no choices are given. Aria was only fifteen when her parents betrothed her to Luca - The Vice - Vitiello, the oldest son of the head of the New York Cosa Nostra to ensure peace between the two families. Now with eighteen, the day Aria has been dreading for years is looming dangerously: her wedding to Luca. Aria is terrified of marrying a man she hardly knows, especially someone like Luca who got his nickname 'the Vice' for crushing a man's throat with his bare hands. Luca might be one of the most sought after men in New York thanks to his good looks, wealth and predator-like charisma that radiates power, but the society girls throwing themselves at him don't know what Aria does: that the bad boy aura isn't just a game; blood and death lurk beneath Luca's striking gray eyes and arrogant smile.In her world a handsome exterior often hides the monster within; a monster who can just as easily kill as kiss you.The only way to escape the marriage to Luca would be to run away and leave everything she's ever known behind but Aria can't bear the thought of never seeing her family again. Despite her fear, she decides to go through with the marriage; Aria has grown up among predators like Luca and knows that even most cold-hearted bastards have a heart and she has every intention of working her way into Luca's.!Mature content!Books in the Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles:Bound By Honor Bound By DutyBound By Hatred
Dev Singham was a privileged son born into the wealthy, powerful Singham family. London bred and educated, he became a suave industrialist whose dating life included a constant string of beautiful celebrities. People--especially women, adored him. Except for one woman. She was also the only one who had the power to mess with his head. Now that he was working with her, he had to constantly control his urge to either strangle her or kiss her.Sabitha Prajapati was an illegitimate daughter whose presence was barely tolerated in the Prajapati household. After several trials and tribulations, she ultimately rose up to lead the downtrodden, violent Prajapatis. In order to help with the upliftment of her people, Sabitha agreed to work alongside her sworn enemy. But what she wasn't going to allow was to let the privileged, cocky, arrogant princeling to seize her control and power.Will these enemies look beyond their pasts to give in to the burning desire they felt towards each other? Or will they let their hatred thrive? Find out in this raw, gritty and intense love story--Bound by Hatred.WARNING: This is a fictional romance story that transports you to a different world that has no restraints or boundaries. Please proceed with caution as the book contains violence and sexual content recommended for mature reading audiences.***A STANDALONE romance of the BESTSELLING series with 1.5 MILLION+ Amazon kenp reads--THE SINGHAM BLOODLINES***
Fallen Angels Book 2: Lucca Marlowe is half human, half angel, one of the Nephilim. Banished for crimes against one of his fellow brethren, the elders bind his glamour and wings, casting him to the human's realm. He'll either learn to respect his human side of existence or live out eternity trying. Lucca does not live a mundane life. Angels and demons demand he do their bidding. His estranged father resurfaces after centuries of being absent and he's brought a friend from Hell. To make his life more complicated, he fears he found his soul mate in a human female. Only Juliet Romeo has a secret that will bring the wrath of Heaven down upon their heads. It's a race against time to find out who will end up with his soul. (Be sure to read Eli's story in Book 1)
Throughout Pascal Quignard’s distinguished literary career, music has been a recurring obsession. As a musician he organized the International Festival of Baroque Opera and Theatre at Versailles in the early 1990s, and thus was instrumental in the rediscovery of much forgotten classical music. Yet in 1994 he abruptly renounced all musical activities. The Hatred of Music is Quignard’s masterful exploration of the power of music and what history reveals about the dangers it poses. From prehistoric chants to challenging contemporary compositions, Quignard reflects on music of all kinds and eras. He draws on vast cultural knowledge—the Bible, Greek mythology, early modern history, modern philosophy, the Holocaust, and more—to develop ten accessible treatises on music. In each of these small masterpieces the author exposes music’s potential to manipulate, to mesmerize, to domesticate. Especially disturbing is his scrutiny of the role music played in the concentration camps of Nazi Germany. Quignard’s provocative book takes on particular relevance today, as we find ourselves surrounded by music as never before in history.
"The Promise" is a story of remembering who we are - about light and darkness in each of us, about paths and experiences that people on Earth go through and why. About knowing that there is something more and people do not have only one life. But every life is full of experiences with a deep spectrum of feelings and senses - pain, hatred, loss, love, hope, freedom and so much more. And all of this creates a person as a unique personality that brings a new experience, only one does not remember why.Two beings - Troun and Eirina come from different worlds, in which there is an eternal battle for justice and energy. They choose not to fight but to follow the Teacher's path in the Temple of Time. This road leads to Gaia, there, beings forget who they are and become human.Robert Mitford and Tess McMorne live people's lives without knowing anything about each other, but they are bound by hatred and the secrets of the families. They both have to endure tremendous loss, inner struggles that give experience and the learning path through human lives to beings become Teachers.
FOREWORD BY PHIL PARKES An Irrational Hatred of Luton author Robert Banks is back with his latest instalment in West Ham's journey through the football leagues to recount the past fifteen years of his life as a long-suffering Hammers fan. Picking up where he left off in 2003, Banks charts the varying fortunes of West Ham United alongside the mutable modern nature of the beautiful game in An Irrational Hatred of Everything. Cataloguing a stadium move, an Icelandic banking collapse, takeovers, hirings and firings as well as promotions and relegations, Banks follows West Ham's ups and downs in a refreshingly frank and humorous account of the club's recent history. Through an interconnected exploration of West Ham's progress and the important moments in his own life, Banks continues along the torturous road of detailing his tumultuous relationship with the club to show how much football can mean to the individual while providing sobering reminders that, at the end of the day, it's only a game.