Lost in a Pyramid

Author: Louisa May Alcott

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781721860593

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Lost in a Pyramid By Louisa May Alcott We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.

Uptown Thief

Author: Aya de León

Publisher: Dafina

ISBN: 1496704711

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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In this sexy, heart-stopping tale, one smart, sizzling mami robs the rich and protects the exploited--until one heist too many puts everything at stake. . . Marisol Rivera barely survived being abused with nowhere to turn. So there's nothing she won't do to keep her Lower East Side women's health clinic open and give disadvantaged women new lives. Running an exclusive escort service for New York City's rich and powerful 1 percent is the perfect way to bankroll her business--not to mention the perfect cover for robbing corrupt CEOs. And when times get even tougher, pulling a heist on a mega-billionaire will secure the clinic's future--and her gorgeous crew's--for good. . . There's just one problem: Marisol didn't anticipate bad news even more dangerous than her curves. A seductive ex-cop who's too close for comfort, and a powerful thug with a score to settle, are turning Marisol's precise planning and seductive fail-safes into insidious traps. Now this beautiful modern-day Robin Hood will have to play some lethal wild cards without rules or limits to save those she loves--and live to steal another day. . .

Dark Seductions

Tales of Erotic Horror

Author: Alice Alfonsi,John Scognamiglio

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 9780758200471

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Explore the darkest depths of the human heart in 14 sensual, sinister stories from some of today's most respected horror writers, and experience erotic horror as never before.

The Boss

Author: Abigail Barnette

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781493625482

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Sophie Scaife almost ran away once, trading her ticket to college for a ticket to Tokyo. But a delayed flight and a hot one-night stand with a stranger changed her mind, putting her firmly on track to a coveted position at a New York fashion magazine.When the irresistible stranger from that one incredible night turns out to be her new boss – billionaire and publishing magnate Neil Elwood – Sophie can't resist the chance to rekindle the spark between them… and the opportunity to explore her submissive side with the most Dominant man she's ever known.Neil is the only man who has ever understood Sophie's need to submit in the bedroom, and the only man who has ever satisfied those desires. When their scorching, no-strings-attached sexual relationship becomes something more, Sophie must choose between her career and heart… or risk losing them both.

Ramses the Damned

The Passion of Cleopatra

Author: Anne Rice,Christopher Rice

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 1101970480

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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From the iconic and bestselling author of The Mummy and The Vampire Chronicles, a mesmerizing, glamorous new tale of ancient feuds and modern passions. Ramses the Great, former pharaoh of Egypt, is reawakened by the elixir of life in Edwardian England. Now immortal with his bride-to-be, he is swept up in a fierce and deadly battle of wills and psyches against the once-great Queen Cleopatra. Ramses has reawakened Cleopatra with the same perilous elixir whose unworldly force brings the dead back to life. But as these ancient rulers defy one another in their quest to understand the powers of the strange elixir, they are haunted by a mysterious presence even older and more powerful than they, a figure drawn forth from the mists of history who possesses spectacular magical potions and tonics eight millennia old. This is a figure who ruled over an ancient kingdom stretching from the once-fertile earth of the Sahara to the far corners of the world, a queen with a supreme knowledge of the deepest origins of the elixir of life. She may be the only one who can make known to Ramses and Cleopatra the key to their immortality—and the secrets of the miraculous, unknowable, endless expanse of the universe.

The Mummy's Curse

Mummymania in the English-speaking World

Author: Jasmine Day

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134297963

Category: History

Page: 240

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The most penetrating study of the curse ever conducted, The Mummy's Curse uncovers forgotten nineteenth-century fiction and poetry, revolutionizes the study of mummy horror films, and reveals the prejudices embedded in children’s toys. Examining original surveys and field observations of museum visitors demonstrate that media stereotypes - to which museums inadvertently contribute - promote vilification of mummies, which can invalidate demands for their removal from display. Jasmine Day shows that the curse's structure and meaning has changed over time, as public attitudes toward archaeology and the Middle East were transformed by events such as the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb. The riddle of the 'curse of the pharaohs' is finally solved via a radical anthropological treatment of the legend as a cultural concept rather than a physical phenomenon. A must for anyone interested in this ancient and mystifying legend.

Mummies of Ürümchi

Author: Elizabeth Wayland Barber

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393320190

Category: History

Page: 240

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A look at the incredibly well-preserved ancient mummies found in Western China describes their clothing and appearance, attempts to reconstruct their culture, and speculates about how Caucasians could have found their way to the feet of the Himalayan mountains. Reprint.

Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires

The History of Corpse Medicine from the Renaissance to the Victorians

Author: Richard Sugg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317354885

Category: History

Page: 456

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Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires charts in vivid detail the largely forgotten history of European corpse medicine, which saw kings, ladies, gentlemen, priests and scientists prescribe, swallow or wear human blood, flesh, bone, fat, brains and skin in an attempt to heal themselves of epilepsy, bruising, wounds, sores, plague, cancer, gout and depression. In this comprehensive and accessible text, Richard Sugg shows that, far from being a medieval therapy, corpse medicine was at its height during the social and scientific revolutions of early-modern Britain, surviving well into the eighteenth century and, amongst the poor, lingering stubbornly on into the time of Queen Victoria. Ranging from the execution scaffolds of Germany and Scandinavia, through the courts and laboratories of Italy, France and Britain, to the battlefields of Holland and Ireland, and on to the tribal man-eating of the Americas, Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires argues that the real cannibals were in fact the Europeans. Picking our way through the bloodstained shadows of this remarkable secret history, we encounter medicine cut from bodies living and dead, sacks of human fat harvested after a gun battle, gloves made of human skin, and the first mummy to appear on the London stage. Lit by the uncanny glow of a lamp filled with human blood, this second edition includes new material on exo-cannibalism, skull medicine, the blood-drinking of Scandinavian executions, Victorian corpse-stroking, and the magical powers of candles made from human fat. In our quest to understand the strange paradox of routine Christian cannibalism we move from the Catholic vampirism of the Eucharist, through the routine filth and discomfort of early modern bodies, and in to the potent, numinous source of corpse medicine’s ultimate power: the human soul itself. Now accompanied by a companion website with supplementary articles, interviews with the author, related images, summaries of key topics, and a glossary, the second edition of Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires is an essential read for anyone interested in the history of medicine, early modern history, and the darker, hidden past of European Christendom.

Soul of the Mummy

Author: B.G. Thomas

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

ISBN: 1615815023

Category: Fiction

Page: 79

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The Midsummer's Nightmare package presents 30 M/M stories of supernatural romance that may feature an edge of suspense and heart-pounding fear; a taste of the paranormal worlds of ghosts, vampires, and werewolves; and even the stuff of nightmares and dream

Mummy's Having a Baby

A Special Book for Mummy's First Child

Author: Camille Liscinsky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781841728391

Category: Families

Page: 48

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The birth of a new baby can be a hard concept for your firstborn to grasp. Mummy's Having a Baby is a book that you and your older child can create together. The text clearly and simply explains the changes that are about to take place, while filling in the blank spaces together with the child allows you to personalize the book for them. There's plenty of room for drawings and photos, too. In just a short time, you'll create a keepsake that your child will treasure forever.

Denied a Mummy

The heartbreaking story of three little children searching for someone to love them.

Author: Maggie Hartley

Publisher: Trapeze

ISBN: 1409177106

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

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When Maggie's latest placement arrives on her doorstep, it is clear that Sean, Dougie and their big sister Mary have been through unspeakable traumas in their short?lives. Violent and malnourished,?the siblings have been left to fend for themselves by their drug-addicted parents. Maggie must use all of her skills and experience as a foster carer to help these damaged siblings to learn to be children again. With much love, care and patience, their behaviour gradually starts to improve and social services start looking for a forever family for them. But alarm bells start to ring when Maggie meets the couple who have been matched to adopt the siblings. It is clear that they're looking for the perfect, ready-made family, and they're not going to get it with these vulnerable brothers and sister. Despite raising her concerns with social services, Maggie is powerless to prevent the adoption from going ahead and she must put aside her own fears to help the siblings settle in with their new parents. But she can't shake the feeling of dread as she waves them goodbye. A few months later, Maggie's worst nightmares come true when she learns that the children have been handed back to the care of social services following the breakdown of the adoption. Maggie must fight to get the children returned to her, but is it too late to undo the damage that has been done?

Inside Madeleine

Author: Paula Bomer

Publisher: Soho PressInc

ISBN: 1616953098

Category: Fiction

Page: 229

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Inside Madeleine is a powerful, daring new collection about the curious, complicated relationships girls have with their bodies, with other girls and with boys. This eagerly awaited collection seethes with alienation, lust and rage. It's even more daring and accomplished than Bomer's first collection, which Jonathan Franzen described as 'like being attacked by a rabid dog - and feeling grateful for it. This is some of the rawest and most urgent writing I can remember encountering'.

During Mother's Absence

Author: Michèle Roberts

Publisher: Virago Press

ISBN: 9781853817977

Category: English fiction - Short stories

Page: 181

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Subversive, sensual tales, wise and witty fictions; this collection of short stories from one of Britain's most acclaimed novelists is by turns shockingly delicious and soberingly disquieting. When mother is away taboos are breached, the untouchables embraced and the forbidden tasted. In 'Laundry' a poor, plain girl takes devilish pleasure in outwitting the pious monks and nuns she washes for. In the haunting, powerful fable 'Anger' a young woman, branded by fire at birth by her mother is scarred- and blessed- for life. In the highly sensuous 'Taking it Easy' a mother with writers block finds an escape from the slavery of her twin enemies by turning them into food for thought. And in the beautiful, arresting 'God's House' a young girl faces the ultimate mother's absence.

St. Barts

Author: Emme Cross

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781612131986

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

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Sunny O'Hara hopes to call the tiny slice of France her new home. Her parents met and fell in love on the Caribbean island, but she and her dad left after her mother's death. Sunny is back on St. Barts hoping to build rental villas on some family land and finally have a social life after nursing her father until his death. Sunny hasn't dated and sometimes feels as though she's wearing a scarlet "V" on her chest. Enter Sven Larsen, a Hollywood bad boy, a movie star in the making. He's on St. Barts for what could be a career-changing role. He's also antsy. His steady diet of booze and eager bed partners has left him feeling empty. He wants something more, something real. He's intrigued by the strange woman he meets cooking after hours at a local restaurant. When she turns up on set as a translator, he gives in to temptation and asks her out. Sunny turns the table at dinner and propositions her date. Will he be her sexual mentor? Sven is shocked, intrigued, and ultimately enthusiastic. The lessons proceed in scorching secrecy, but word leaks out, and soon the tabloids are hunting for Sven's latest lover. Not everyone is pleased about the liaison. Sunny's friend, Mimi, worries that she's in over her head. Sven's friend, Clyde, worries the actor is getting too attached. As lust flares into love, someone decides to take drastic action and the romance between the virgin and the movie star takes a tragic turn. St. Barts is a novel about the allure of celebrity and fame, about the enduring need for roots, and ultimately, about love. It's also a love letter to a beautiful island.

My Mother Taught Me

Author: Tor Kung

Publisher: Disruptive Publishing

ISBN: 1608728714

Category: Literary Collections

Page: N.A

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One of six novels to be published by the short-lived Danish Olympia Press (Girodias' legal troubles in the early '60s were horrendous, so he tried his hand in Copenhagen briefly before emigrating to America). My Mother Taught Me is a special Traveller's Companion title, and ranks as the most-requested book we've ever received. This is the tale of Lars, a Swedish boy, raised in an all-male orphanage without ever seeing even pictures of women, adopted into a new household with enthusiastic siblings and an energetic foster-mother. The immediacy of the writing here is perhaps unparalleled in erotic fiction, with our Lars so earnestly describing every new sensation, while the plotline itself is rather clever. A must-read.

Bab Sharkey and the Animal Mummies

The Giant Moth Mummy

Author: Andrew Hansen,Jessica Roberts

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781760650018

Category:

Page: N.A

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The second book in the hilarious Bab Sharkey and the Animal Mummies series for kids aged 8+. A dark river under the world. An Ibis Mummy with an upside-down head. And the whole of Mumphis in peril ... from six talking shoes. Boy Pharaoh Bab Sharkey returns to the magic city of the Animal Mummies. Only this time, he faces the grossest weapon ever devised - a giant mummified moth possessed by the spirit of the Unpharaoh herself! Can Bab and his smelly friends defeat this ancient evil?

The Mummy Bloggers

Author: Holly Wainwright

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1760639222

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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'The freshest, funniest new voice in fiction since Liane Moriarty.' Mia Freedman Meet three Mummy Bloggers - each of them followed, idolised, imitated, taunted and trolled online. Elle Campbell is a glossy, lycra-clad mum with washboard abs, a ten-year plan and a secret past. Abi Black has quit sugar, moved to the country and is homeschooling her kids. Leisel Adams slogs away at her office job each day before rushing home, steeped in guilt, to spend precious moments with her kids before bedtime. All three share a label that they simultaneously relish and loathe-mummy blogger. And the connections don't stop there... When all three women are nominated for a prestigious blogging award with a hefty cash prize, the scene is set for a brutal and often hilarious battle for hearts, minds-and clicks. As the awards night gets closer, their lies get bigger, their stunts get crazier - and some mistakes from the past become harder and harder to hide. The Mummy Bloggers is a sharp and funny look at power of social media and the women behind the likes, shares and filters.

Melusine

A short story of wet 'n' wild erotica

Author: Janine Ashbless

Publisher: Sweetmeats Press

ISBN: 1909181749

Category: Fiction

Page: 44

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Every Friday for ten years, his beautiful wife leaves the house to spend the night somewhere else. But now a submissive husband can't bear it any longer, and he's out to uncover the mind-blowing truth!