A Burning Desire is a gift for those who struggle with the Twelve Step program’s focus on the need to surrender to a Higher Power. Taking a radical departure from traditional views of God, Western or Eastern, author Kevin Griffin neither accepts Christian beliefs in a Supreme Being nor Buddhist non-theism, but rather forges a refreshing, sensible, and accessible Middle Way. Griffin shows how the Dharma, the teachings of the Buddha, can be understood as a Higher Power. Karma, mindfulness, impermanence, and the Eightfold Path itself are revealed as powerful forces that can be accessed through meditation and inquiry. Drawing from his own experiences with substance abuse, rehabilitation, and recovery, Griffin looks at the various ways that meditation and spiritual practices helped deepen his experience of sobriety. His personal story of addiction is not only raw, honest and engrossing, but guides readers to an inquiry of their own spirituality.
For fans of Jaci Burton and Roxanne St. Claire comes a scorching hot contemporary romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Marie Harte: A forbidden romance Sexy Seattle firefighters Undeniable passion and scorching, high heat Wild fantasies come to life Adorable dogs from the local animal rescue Firefighter Tex McGovern struck out with Bree Gilchrist the first time. And the second. And the third... He should probably just stay away. After all, Bree's father is his boss, and pursuing her goes against the firefighter brotherhood. No matter how much he desires her, Bree is off limits. Period. But as things start to heat up between them, Tex decides some codes are meant to be broken... Bree distrusts Tex. The displaced cowboy-turned-rescue-worker is too wild and wicked for his own good. Then she sees him helping people with no thought to himself, and she can't help wondering what could be if she were suddenly his. But her father will not have his daughter dating a firefighter, and he can break Tex's career. That's a heavy burden to place on anyone, and Tex and Bree are forced to decide if the sparks between them are enough to risk the fallout to them both. Praise for Marie Harte's Donnigans series: "Dramatic and emotional scenes that will touch your heart."—Night Owl Reviews Top Pick for Just the Thing "Expertly balances fun and sexy shenanigans with deeper themes."—Fresh Fiction for Just the Thing
Seattle Detective Christopher Fury is about to have his life turned upside down. In a world where creatures known as Interdimensional Species, or IS, are discriminated against and treated like they are worth less than the dirt humans walk on, the half-fae detective must hide his bloodline so he can continue to have the resources of the Seattle police department available to him to hunt down his father’s murderer. But when Chris stumbles across his fire-pixie mate, how can he turn against his nature when she’s everything he’s ever searched for? His world continues to spiral out of control when he learns that his fae father was the leader of a disbanded IS Rebellion. Now the IS want him to take his father’s place and lead them to freedom. As he gains friends and allies, Chris also makes enemies, and one so powerful he never saw them coming: the human government. He wants to keep his human mother and pixie mate safe, but he also can’t sit back and watch as his people continue to suffer. In a desperate move that changes the fate of not only his life, but also the IS Rebellion, Chris takes a stand—and fights back.
The book provides some of the information everyone is unconsciously looking for. It mentions subjects only a philosopher would know about and more. It provides an idea to change the age old belief that there is not enough to go around, and therefore we war about the most fundamental resources we can find on Earth. The book explains (to the best of my knowledge) that the universe is a giving entity, and all we have to do is learn how this is possible. This giving entity is fundamentally two particles in union, which is a self-contained unit at every scale. This union is a dynamic entity which looks like a Torus that generates everything. Ancient arts like sacred geometry and others are testimony that there is a fundamental geometric structure in all things, and the book highlights this sacred structure (known as the Metatrons Cube) which is governed by a conscious mind that generates all physical things we are so familiar with. It also mentions motion which relates to the golden ratio and how algorithmic functions can explain some of the infinite possibilities we are confronted with.
Their passion's rising… Ever since the tragedy that tore through his life, Mason Foley guards his heart, never letting any woman get too close. Yet the gorgeous, independent Sabrina Crawford is perfect for a sizzling fling, even if she does seem resistant to his charms. He'll just have to turn up the heat, igniting a longing the hard-to-get wedding photographer can't resist. Once burned is enough for Sabrina to swear off a man's touch forever. But it's impossible to ignore the hunky San Diego firefighter who's making her temperature soar. And when Mason puts his life on the line to save hers, Sabrina knows she's found her ultimate hero. If she gives in, though, is she headed down the road to heartbreak once again? Or will she find a love to keep her soul ablaze forever?
Dante Garrett learned the handyman trade from watching his late grandfather and his father hard at work. Painting, carpentry, and plumbing were among his talents, to the point that he became one of the most wanted men in Park Chester—but not without ducking and dodging some of the horny housewives who were his clients. In fact, Dante goes to great lengths to keep from crossing the line that separates him from clients such as the wispy Ms. Thomas and the regal Mrs. Singletary. It's when he falls head over heels for a client's niece, Stacy, that Dante's life begins to change. Stacy is single and recently relocated from Atlanta, Georgia, in search of opportunities that the big city has to offer. But there are skeletons in her closet that she dare not reveal. And while Dante stands by Stacy through thick and thin, he soon discovers that not all secrets can remain hidden.
Psychopathy is the only mental disorder where it is not the patient, but the environment that suffers. - Sanne Udsen, Psychopath’s in Suits. Mary, is an established woman. Her lifespan is a petrifying mess. This is about dating a truly creepy sociopath, one who swindled himself through life. A self-absorbed, lying person using people. He presents himself with a public persona of normalcy. She could not see what lay behind the dark shade of Drake Lucifer Bates. He was inappropriately flirting with her; he was a doctor and she was his patient. During a treatment session, he goes too far. Does he get hard when he treats patients? It was too late for her to escape. Unintended she becomes captured in his mean spider web. Drake won her compassion with his enormous intellect and glimmering charm. Something vastly magical happened around him. She begins a passionate love affair with him. Their life seemed blissful on the outside. Behind his malicious plan, it was chilling. Trusting him with her fragile life, she don’t see he is like Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Believing him was fatal. Swindle wealthy patients, was his primary target. His manipulative behavior and scams, ends disastrous for Mary. She is a character in his horror movie. He sinks into his mania of deceives and lies. He is a predator! She don’t know anything about psychopaths. How does she figure out what she can expect from such people? Her life was never the same, but she learned from his evilness. The story is fictional, but it contains ideas based on real events. This is a part one of the Burning Desire trilogy. It will obsess you.
Theodore Prime composed Burning Desire while a senior at Notre Dame High School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. A writer of poetry since he was 12 years old, Theo often reflected upon the things a man in love thinks about but never says to the object of his affections. This collection of poems is his first attempt to capture the essence of these feelingsthe yearning, the longing, the hurt, the anguish, and even the despair that torments a man who plays the game of love . . . and often loses. And while men certainly will identify with the feelings found here, it is the women among his readers whom Theo really is addressing. For it is they who finally will secure a window into a mans heart and see, perhaps for the first time, how vulnerable men really are.
A collection of 4 steamy menage romance short stories with no cliffhanger! Double Her Dragons - Paranormal Dragon Shapeshifter Menage Romance Two of Them: She gets more than she bargained for on her mission for adventure. One of Her: Neither is willing to give her up and tempers will flare. The only solution is to share. Ava Murphy never really knew what it meant to be spontaneous and to live life on her terms until she made a promise to do just that. Packing up and moving from the small town she grew up in, her mission is to experience everything she missed out on. Ending up in Houston, she encounters two men who will give her more adventure than she can handle, and she will love every scandalous, passionate minute of it. Zac and Mason are men unlike any others Ava has ever met. They make her feel alive, and she completes them both, but the secret they carry might scare her away. The love triangle causes tempers to rise and secrets to be revealed. Neither man is willing to give her up. Ava will have to make the choice to walk away or choose one. But what happens when she admits that she wants them both? At the end of her quest for adventure, her life will change forever. Three’s Company - Billionaire Menage MFM Romance Benjamin and Mya Blest are married and in love. Their love runs deep. Both are artists, passionate about their craft, they find creative ways to infuse their work into their love life that to some, would seem unorthodox. Mya finds herself wanting more from Benjamin and ends up confessing a fantasy to him that seems unattainable. Benjamin is willing to prove just how committed he is to satisfying his wife and goes to some extremes to do so. Is their love strong enough to survive this part of the journey that they have embarked on together? Benjamin and Mya show us that true art knows no limits and that true love can survive anything and everything. Benjamin and Mya explore the depths of their sexuality and work to quench seemingly out of reach desires while at the same time, remaining committed to one another and their crafts. Stormy Love - Football Sports Menage Romance Elizabeth Storm was a trust fund baby with parental problems, although hers are a little different from most people's. Despite that, , she is determined to make herself a new life in New York. She has a new high rise apartment she loves. She is doing charitable work that is satisfying, and she is still a voluptuous woman in the big city and thinks now she has it made on her own. That is, until she is shopping for jewelry and is caught up in a robbery. Everything spins out of control after that, including an attraction to a couple of NBA stars she runs into during the robbery. As if things couldn’t get more complicated she is injured and everything happening to herself and others could be all about her! She desperately needs to find out the answers. Especially to her attraction to two good looking athletes. Before long they are rising her Stormy Love to new peaks! Rising from the Flames - Firefighter Menage MFM Romance Melanie Ironstone was minding her own business when her place of employment began burning down around her. Trapped in her little office she despaired at getting out alive. She was saved by one of New York’s finest fireman. The bad news was, they thought she might have started the fire! Her name is only partially cleared and she gets caught up in the investigation to clear her name and ultimately save her life. Falling for the fire investigator and the man who saved her from the fire was not what she expected might happen. Through the investigation, Mel discovers confidence in herself and her two new boyfriends. Enough so that she risks herself to save her girlfriend from the same people who were after her. Unknowingly she brings more trouble down on her head. She knew she was changing now if only she could live through it, she would be Rising from the Flames.
The Dark Kings have fought for centuries to preserve their dragon magic. But can one warrior resist the greatest temptation of all. . .? A DESIRE THIS POWERFUL In his quest to destroy the Dark Fae—his nemesis—the Dragon King known as Kiril goes to Ireland as a spy. When a gorgeous, mysterious woman tries to seduce him, Kiril instantly sees through her glamour to the Dark Fae beneath. Shara isn't just any Dark; she's from one of the most powerful bloodlines—and despite the dangers, Kiril can't stay away from her. He's enthralled by her smile, enslaved by the undeniable passion... IS A WAR WORTH FIGTING FORShara has one chance to make things right with her family—and to prove her worth. It seemed like such an easy mission...until she actually meets Kiril. His charm, his sexual magnetism is too much for her to ignore. Shara knows that falling into Kiril's arms can bring her nothing but trouble. Yet she discovers an inner strength she didn't know she had...and an attraction that knows no bounds. But is her desire for Kiril worth the risk of eternal doom for them both?...in Burning Desire by Donna Grant
Damion Hyde, a self-made lawyer, sets out to seduce financier executive Monet Robinson in order to prevent her from breaking up his cousin Melodie's marriage. Damion witnesses what he believes is a lovers' tryst between Monet and Hugh Spacey, her former love and Melodie's new husband. Planning to divide and conquer, Damion finds every excuse to ingratiate himself into Monet's life. He does not count on the passion and attraction that ignites between them. Now, he must reconcile the home-wrecker image he once had of Monet with the fun-loving, independent, vibrant woman he has come to love. An array of circumstances, which include Hugh's declaration that he is still in love with Monet, as well as an emotionally unstable Melodie seem to come between Damion and Monet whenever they are together. Will Monet's love for him be threatened when she realizes why Damion approached her in the first place?
Part 2 presents the continuation of the maliciously agenda of Doctor Bates and will leave you in a trance of shock with its vigorous narrative. A moment ago, it seemed, it was yesterday full of happiness. Tomorrow it is a matter of survival for Mary as her life is on the brink of insanity to her Knight in Shining Armor. Loving him was all she ever had. As she meets Drake again she becomes a slave in the madness of love. Before Mary notice the dangerous life, she gets deeply trapped in Drake’s dodgy mesh. It’s too late for her to escape. Fraud, lies, dominance, torment and the complexity of an abusive relationship evolve, and will unexpectedly be a new part of Mary’s life. Drake’s sinister betrayal sneaks slowly in as he lures Mary like a ravenous wolf in sheep’s clothing. Mary will experience love, hatred and deception; however, will she continue to be Drake’s victim in his mystiques and hefty deceptions he gets during the nights? On the outside, it seems Drake is loving and has a high IQ, above normal. On the inside, he is a devious psychopath. The story will drastically unfold to a complexity of a love drama, crime, fraud and Drake’s delusions of grandeur. At a secluded area outside Hong Kong, the mafia attempt to kill Drake. We will follow the two sweethearts in how they try to escape from the difficulties with the Asian Mafia. With lightning speed, three creepy guys and the mafia boss run into the Hotel to search for Drake. Not only once, but several times the two lovebirds are on the run in the shadowy darkness of the night, because Drake steal and frauds his business associates. Readers review on Part 1: • Very captivating from beginning to end. I look forward to the sequel. —Susanne • The book is a riveting tale by a writer who has all the gifts to pull it off. It is sharp clean writing that grabs you from the 1st page. The author has a knack for describing her characters with deep human insight. The book marks a dazzling debut for a first-time fiction author. Read the book, you will be glad you did it. —Inger • This is an amazing story that keeps you wanting more. I can’t wait for part 2! —Susie
The past is always with us. The past comes back to haunt former police chief Daniel "Sticks" Hetrick and his protégé, Officer Flora Vastine as an outbreak of arson shakes residents of rural Swatara Creek, Pennsylvania. At first, the minor nature of the fires inclines authorities to see them as pranks, possibly the work of juveniles. Then, tension increases in the wake of a murder at the site of one fire and an increase in the value of targets. Hetrick and Flora must confront troubling, dangerous people from the past, and errors in judgment add to their jeopardy.
The breathtaking conclusion to the four-part e-serial by New York Times bestseller Donna Grant! In Burning Desire: Part 4 by Donna Grant, one epic battle and daring escape later, Kiril is back safe with the Dark Kings, but the ache he feels for Shara is overwhelming. He could never expect her to leave her family. But Kiril knows she is destined to stand beside him through the ages...
Deadly seduction and danger are on the rise in the next riveting serial, Burning Desire: Part 3, by New York Times bestselling author of the Dark Kings series, Donna Grant! When Kiril is captured by the Dark, Shara will do anything to save him, even if it means sacrificing herself for love...
After a 15-year stint in prison, disgraced former detective Samantha Vega works as a bouncer. But when she discovers the exotic dancers in her care are in danger, Vega must decide if she's willing to risk her freedom to help the people with nowhere else to turn. From the award-winning PLASTIC team, DOUG WAGNER & DANIEL HILLYARD, and acclaimed comics artists ADAM HUGHES (Wonder Woman), CULLY HAMNER (Red), TOMM COKER (BLACK MONDAY MURDERS), CHRIS BRUNNER (Spider-Gwen), and more. Collects THE RIDE: BURNING DESIRE #1-5
College life had always been full of exuberance and fresh beginnings for the many who attend each year, but for Tierra Monroe, college life was much more, it was an introduction to her new found sexuality...one that she never knew existed before then. Here is her story.
BURNING DESIRE and other short stories. "A mixture of Saki and Roald Dahl," was the description by one reader of the author's previous collection. "But not for maiden aunts," was another. Now here are 20 more short stories and skits: funny, often scandalous and with a strong flavour of absurdity. So feelings become inflamed in Burning Desire, entrance to the Pearly Gates has unexpected rewards, a Wedding Toast contains startling revelations, and how do you deal with that suspicious package you find in someone else's car? A psychiatrist is mystified by his strange patient, a head-teacher plans a remarkable way of getting rid of awful parents, a catty dispute between neighbours gets increasingly irate, a taxi driver discovers that he has a most unusual passenger, a boy is torn between loving his teacher and loving her parrot, a girl-friend dumps her boy-friend or does she? Many of these and other stories and skits come with the author's speciality: a twist.
When a dancer is found dead and her daughter missing, the cops write it off as just another overdosed tweaker and a runaway kid. But Vega knows better, and now she has to decide if she's willing to risk her freedom in order to help those who have nowhere else to turn. And CULLY HAMNER (Red, Batman and The Signal) returns to THE RIDE for an explosive story about stuffed bunnies and hand grenades.