Untouchable

Author: Elizabeth SaFleur
Publisher:
ISBN: 1939564573
Release Date: 2015-06-03
Genre:

In Washington D.C.'s political arena, no one is who they seem. With fiery exchanges in the workplace, public relations princess, London Chantelle, intrigues and provokes the alpha male in wealthy attorney Carson Drake. He'd like to bend her over his knees--among other things. Outside the office, an unexpected meeting at a local BDSM club suggests she is the ideal candidate for a weekend of sensual submissive pleasure. Mistrustful yet fascinated, London agrees to his proposal of forty-eight hours with him. Finally, she can satisfy her unwanted, darker longings. Their passionate weekend stuns them both and London wants more of Carson Drake and his firm handling. But their assumptions about love threaten their budding relationship--even more than a blackmailing co-worker and London's long-buried secrets.

Lovely

Author: Elizabeth SaFleur
Publisher:
ISBN: 173202071X
Release Date: 2018-03-08
Genre:

College student Christiana Snow finds dominance and submission with Congressman Jonathan Brond adventurous¿and ripe for scandal.

Spanking the Senator

Author: Elizabeth SaFleur
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1983643157
Release Date: 2018-02-05
Genre:

"No one is regular when it comes to sex." Candor Moore Secret Service Agent Candor Moore puts her life at risk every day to protect the men and women this country elects to high office. She expects no thanks, would prefer to remain invisible. So when she saves the life of Senator Thomas Kincaid she doesn't know how to handle his sudden romantic interest in her. Love is messy. Love is unpredictable. Love cannot be controlled. But sex where she can exercise her full Femme Domme nature? Oh, yes. Thomas can't stop thinking about the beautiful guardian angel who put her body between him and a bullet--the first woman to spark his interest since his wife died. Candor proves to be a hard sell when he asks her out, and even harder to pin down around commitment. Thomas had never considered himself a sexually submissive man, but for his Mistress Angel's love, he'd go all in-which proves to be the key to earning her heart.

Perfect

Author: Elizabeth SaFleur
Publisher:
ISBN: 1939564905
Release Date: 2016-08-22
Genre:

Isabella Santos married the wrong man. After her husband's death, fate gives her a second chance to connect with her perfect Master--Mark Santos, the brother of her late husband.

Hild

Author: Nicola Griffith
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780374280871
Release Date: 2013-11-12
Genre: Fiction

Possessing uncanny powers of observation that elevate her influence in turbulent seventh-century Britain, Hild, the king's youngest niece, is established as a seer and compelled to advise the king correctly at the risk of her loved ones. By the Nebula Award-winning author of Ammonite. 75,000 first printing.

Moving Out of Poverty

Author: Deepa Narayan
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 082136992X
Release Date: 2007-07-30
Genre: Business & Economics

This book brings together the latest thinking about poverty dynamics from diverse analytic traditions. While covering a vast body of conceptual and empirical knowledge about economic and social mobility, it takes the reader on compelling journeys of multigenerational accounts of three villages in Kanartaka, India, twelve years in the life of a street child in Burkina Faso, and much more. Leading development practitioners and scholars from the fields of anthropology, economics, political science, and sociology critically examine the literature from their disciplines and contribute new frameworks and evidence from their own works. The 'Moving Out of Poverty' series launched in 2007 is under the editorial direction of Deepa Narayan, Senior Advisor of the World Bank and former director of the pathbreaking 'Voices of the Poor' series. It features the results of new comparative research across more than 500 communities in 15 countries to understand how and why people move out of poverty, and presents other work which builds on interdisciplinary and contextually grounded understandings of growth and poverty reduction.

Libraries Telecentres Cybercafes and Public Access to ICT International Comparisons

Author: Gomez, Ricardo
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781609607722
Release Date: 2011-07-31
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Public venues are vital to information access across the globe, yet few formal studies exist of the complex ways people in developing countries use information technologies in public access places.Libraries, Telecentres, Cybercafes and Public Access to ICT: International Comparisons presents groundbreaking research on the new challenges and opportunities faced by public libraries, community telecentres, and cybercafés that offer public access to computers and other information and communication technologies. Written in plain language, the book presents an in-depth analysis of the spaces that serve underserved populations, bridge "digital divides," and further social and economic development objectives, including employability. With examples and experiences from around the world, this book sheds light on a surprising and understudied facet of the digital revolution at a time when effective digital inclusion strategies are needed more than ever.

Demeaned But Empowered

Author: Obika Gray
Publisher: University of West Indies Press
ISBN: 9766401535
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Political Science

Gray's central thesis asserts that the Jamaican state is a form of predatory state that incorporates contradictory social forces into an arrangement that is hierarchical, often brutal and ultimately debilitating to democracy. He introduces a series of constructs to support this argument, but the more interesting and novel theses are to be found in his vivid description of the social forces that resist the predatory state and how they have carved out a modicum of autonomy based on what he describes as an elaborate value system of badness/honour.

The White House Gets a Spanking

Author: Elizabeth SaFleur
Publisher:
ISBN: 1946454311
Release Date: 2017-09-12
Genre:

The last place Washington D.C. investigative journalist Stella Martin wanted to cover was the White House. But when a friend's request to watch over her latest submissive plaything when she's out of town turns out to be the White House Communication Director, Stella's sudden unwelcomed and unbearable assignment becomes quite interesting. Laird Harkness hadn't expected his perfect Domme would show up in his office-the most famous house in the world and a place where his secret desires could end his career. Stella calms his fears, but can she sate his craving to submit, serve and belong to someone?

Modernity at Large

Author: Arjun Appadurai
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 0816627932
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Political Science

Offering a new framework for the cultural study of globalization, Modernity at Large shows how the imagination works as a social force in today's world, providing new resources for identity and energies for creating alternatives to the nation-state, whose era some see as coming to an end. Appadurai examines the current epoch of globalization, which is characterized by the win forces of mass migration and electronic mediation, and provides fresh ways of looking at popular consumption patters, debates about multiculturalism, and ethnic violence. He considers the way images--of lifestyles, popular culture, and self-representation--circulate internationally through the media and are often borrowed in surprising (to their originators) and inventive fashions.

Jacob

Author: Kris Michaels
Publisher: Pronoun
ISBN: 9781947178090
Release Date: 2017-07-04
Genre: Fiction

Victoria Marshall didn’t cooperate by dying in the Afghani hell-hole as the CIA expected. Defying all probability, a privately-funded black ops group led by a handsome, sexy-as-sin southerner pulled her out of the warlord’s prison cell and brought her home. Even half out of her mind with pain Tori knew this man was special. She made a date with the commander to meet one year later at a restaurant of his choice. Keeping that date was the best thing she ever did. Jacob King was attracted to the personality of the woman he saved from the warlord’s camp. Although it was hard to see what lay under the filth and suppurating wounds she suffered from countless beating, he admired her brave humor in the face of her agonizing injuries. This kind of tough-minded woman was someone he’d like to know, admittedly he never expected the leggy, blond bomb-shell in the red dress who showed up for their date. But then he never expected she would save his life, either. In a world of shadows, deceit, and dangerous covert missions, where people routinely vanish and living one more day was never a given, Tori and Jacob fight to build their happily ever after.

Identity Interest and Action

Author: Erik Ringmar
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521026032
Release Date: 2007
Genre: History

This book offers an original combination of cultural and narrative theory with an empirical study of identity and political action. It is at once a powerful critique of rational choice theories of action and a solution to the historiographical puzzle of why Sweden went to war in 1630. Erik Ringmar argues that people act not only for reasons of interest, but also for reasons of identity, and that the latter are, in fact, more fundamental. Deploying his alternative, non-rational theory of action in his account of the Swedish intervention in the Thirty Years War, he shows it to have been an attempt on behalf of the Swedish leaders to gain recognition for themselves and their country. Further to this, he demonstrates the importance of questions of identity to the study of war and of narrative theories of action to the social sciences in general.

Charm Offensive

Author: Joshua Kurlantzick
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300137910
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Political Science

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, China is poised to become a major global power. And though much has been written of China's rise, a crucial aspect of this transformation has gone largely unnoticed: the way that China is using soft power to appeal to its neighbours and to distant countries alike. This original book is the first to examine the significance of China's recent focus on soft power, that is, diplomacy, trade incentives, cultural and educational exchange opportunities, and other techniques, to project a benign national image, pose as a model of social and economic success, and develop stronger international alliances. Drawing on years of experience tracking China's policies in Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Africa, Joshua Kurlantzick reveals how China has wooed the world with a charm offensive that has largely escaped the attention of American policymakers. Beijing's new diplomacy has altered the political landscape in Southeast Asia and far beyond, changing the dynamics of China's relationships with other countries. China also has worked to take advantage of American policy mistakes, the author contends. In a provocative conclusion, he considers a future in which China may be the first nation since the Soviet Union to rival the U.S. in international influence.

Fired Up or Burned Out

Author: Michael L. Stallard
Publisher: HarperCollins Leadership
ISBN: 9781418567835
Release Date: 2009-03-22
Genre: Business & Economics

Indisputable evidence has revealed the greatest threat to America's economy. Is it off-shoring labor? Unethical corporate practices? A turbulent market that forces downsizing? No. A Gallup Organization survey of more than one million Americans show that nearly 75 percent of all workers are disengaged. Employee disengagement is a widespread malady in American organizations, causing the loss of billions of dollars, hours of dissatisfaction, and work lives lacking true value. In his book, Fired Up or Burned Out, Michael Stallard shares the three key actions necessary to transform even a lethargic, disconnected organization or office into an impassioned, innovative, and thriving workplace.