Married to the wrong Sheikh... Kylie Mathison is an innocent virgin, betrothed to a powerful man she's never met. But the man who seduces her into his bed isn't the man she's meant to marry... a truth Kylie doesn't discover until it's too late. Powerful Sultan Khalfia Al Asouri will stop at nothing to gain revenge on his sworn enemies, and marriage to Kylie is the perfect weapon. She's his stolen virgin bride of convenience, but there's nothing convenient about the way he finds himself wanting her again, and again, and again.In the ancient kingdom of Argenon, a royal romance full of seduction, betrayal and hidden motives that will set your soul on fire.
Josie, who’s from a prominent family, has been living in self-imposed exile in Paris after being labeled as a whore. On a lonely Christmas night, she is startled to find a stranger watching her as she entertains herself at a window. The man introduces himself as Adam. They hit it off so well that they decide to have dinner together, which leads to spending a night. After an intense night, Josie feels content but becomes enraged the moment she discovers Adam’s identity!
The lives of four sensuous, bold and remarkable women intersect in the year 70AD, in the desperate days of the siege of Masada, when supplies are dwindling and the Romans are drawing near. All are dovekeepers, and all are keepers of secrets - about who they are, where they come from, who fathered them, and whom they love. There is Yael, the assassin's daughter whose heartbreak leads to her true path in the ruins of the desert; Revka, the baker's wife who loses her dearest treasure on earth and yet finds the strength to protect her family; Aziza, the warrior's beloved who leads a secret life not even those closest to her could imagine; and Marit, beautiful witch of Moab, a woman as loyal as she is dangerous.
Many believe Max Steiner's score for King Kong (1933) was the first important attempt at integrating background music into sound film, but a closer look at the industry's early sound era (1926–1934) reveals a more extended and fascinating story. Viewing more than two hundred films from the period, Michael Slowik launches the first comprehensive study of a long-neglected phase in Hollywood's initial development, recasting the history of film sound and its relationship to the "Golden Age" of film music (1935–1950). Slowik follows filmmakers' shifting combinations of sound and image, recapturing the volatility of this era and the variety of film music strategies that were tested, abandoned, and kept. He explores early film music experiments and accompaniment practices in opera, melodrama, musicals, radio, and silent films and discusses the impact of the advent of synchronized dialogue. He concludes with a reassessment of King Kong and its groundbreaking approach to film music, challenging the film's place and importance in the timeline of sound achievement.
With this ring... When naive Polly Dixon lands in the desert kingdom of Dharia clutching an ornate ring - the only link to her hidden past – she never expected to be arrested and deposited at the feet of the country’s formidable ruler!