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.
"Trust is the missing link for the book. Both characters in the book had been hurt by trusting someone who betrayed the trust. Learning how to once again trust creates a five star book." (Amazon Review) "This is an enjoyable story about finding happiness in unexpected places. Sometimes, being inconspicuous pays off in unexpected ways. Sometimes, the truth takes time to make sense. Truth does win in the end when it is RIGHT!" (Amazon review) At 5’2” Cara Devlin is used to being overlooked... until she speaks. It had been her sexy voice that had won her the voice-overs ads and it's her velvet tones that lands her the job as translator to the King of Ma’in—a job with a salary that will ensure she can leave Ma'in and make a fresh start. A new beginning away from the country where her soon-to-be ex-husband betrayed her, and her family, for his own gain. Just one more week in Ma’in and then she’ll be free to begin a new life. Since his unfaithful wife died, King Tariq of Ma'in is devoted to three things: his children, his country and remaining single. When his brother hires him a translator he doesn't need, Tariq isn't impressed. But, when he hears Cara's seductive voice, he decides she can stay, providing she doesn't distract him from the most important meetings of his life where he intends to regain control of his country's wealth. But each day he discovers something new about Cara: qualities that break through the protective shell he'd built around himself, and language skills he can use to his own—and his country's—benefit. So long as Cara doesn't know she's being used, he should succeed. Book 4 of the Sheikh Romance Novel Series—Desert Kings Wanted: A Wife for the Sheikh (Book 1) The Sheikh's Bargain Bride (Book 2) The Sheikh's Lost Lover (Book 3) Awakened by the Sheikh (Book 4) Claimed by the Sheikh (Book 5) Wanted: A Baby by the Sheikh (Book 6)
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.
Readers who are intrigued, though often mystified, by the intellectual fantasies of Jorge Luis Borges will find this book a revelation, a skeleton key to one of the most fundamental and baffling aspects of Borges’s fictions: the pattern of symbolism with an inner meaning. Carter Wheelock’s study reduces a number of literary and intellectual abstractions to concrete terms, enabling the reader to understand Borges’s fantasies in ways that show them to be not so fantastic after all. Indeed, they are amazingly consistent and minutely accurate in their symbolic depiction of the magic universe of the mind. Wheelock also discusses the affinity between Borges’s philosophical idealism and his “esthetic of the intelligence,” the relationship between these and the esthetic ideas of French Symbolism, and the influence on his fictions of the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. Why is it that this “writer’s writer” from the Argentine—erudite, allusive, elusive—has attracted such international attention? In Wheelock’s opinion, it is because he has symbolized in his short stories the fundamental form of the human consciousness, the functioning of the imaginative (world-creating) mechanism, and the eternal battle between form and chaos. The Mythmaker is concerned with elucidating the particulars of Borges’s fictional works, but even as it does so it also reveals their universality.