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Author : Robert Greene
Publisher : Profile Books
Release : 2010-09-03
Page : 272
Category : Family & Relationships
ISBN 13 : 1847651402
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Which sort of seducer could you be? Siren? Rake? Cold Coquette? Star? Comedian? Charismatic? Or Saint? This book will show you which. Charm, persuasion, the ability to create illusions: these are some of the many dazzling gifts of the Seducer, the compelling figure who is able to manipulate, mislead and give pleasure all at once. When raised to the level of art, seduction, an indirect and subtle form of power, has toppled empires, won elections and enslaved great minds. In this beautiful, sensually designed book, Greene unearths the two sides of seduction: the characters and the process. Discover who you, or your pursuer, most resembles. Learn, too, the pitfalls of the anti-Seducer. Immerse yourself in the twenty-four manoeuvres and strategies of the seductive process, the ritual by which a seducer gains mastery over their target. Understand how to 'Choose the Right Victim', 'Appear to Be an Object of Desire' and 'Confuse Desire and Reality'. In addition, Greene provides instruction on how to identify victims by type. Each fascinating character and each cunning tactic demonstrates a fundamental truth about who we are, and the targets we've become - or hope to win over. The Art of Seduction is an indispensable primer on the essence of one of history's greatest weapons and the ultimate power trip. From the internationally bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power, Mastery, and The 33 Strategies Of War.


Author : Robert Greene
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2003-10-07
Page : 496
Category : Family & Relationships
ISBN 13 : 110117529X
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From the author of the multi-million copy bestseller The 48 Laws of Power and The Laws of Human Nature, a mesmerizing handbook on seduction: the most subtle and effective form of power When raised to the level of art, seduction, an indirect and subtle form of power, has toppled empires, won elections and enslaved great minds. Immerse yourself in the twenty-four maneuvers and strategies of the seductive process, the ritual by which a seducer gains mastery over his target. Understand how to "Poeticize Your Presence," “Keep them in Suspense – What Comes Next” and “Master the Art of the Bold Move”. Every bit as essential as The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction is an indispensable primer of persuasion that reveals one of history's greatest weapons and the ultimate form of power.


Author : Amanda Quick
Publisher : Bantam
Release : 1990
Page : 352
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780553283549
Description :


Sophy Dorring finds herself drawn, despite herself, to her new husband, Julian, Earl of Ravenwood, a brooding, fierce lord called "devil" by local townsfolk, whose first wife died mysteriously in a story of romance and intrigue set in Regency England


Author : Lindy Woodhead
Publisher : Random House Incorporated
Release : 2013-02-12
Page : 310
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0812985044
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"In 1909 London's first dedicated department store built from scratch opened in a glorious burst of publicity, spearheaded by the largest advertising campaign ever mounted in the British press. In his eponymous store Selfridge created nothing less than "the theatre of retail". His personal life was just as flamboyant, one of mistresses and mansions, racehorses and yachts. In this book Lindy Woodhead tells the extraordinary story of the early 20th century revolution in shopping and the rise and fall of a retail prince"--


Author : Catherine Gildiner
Publisher : Vintage Canada
Release : 2010-05-21
Page : 496
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0307369242
Description :


During her decade in prison, Kate Fitzgerald has learned a few things. The best way to survive is to absorb yourself in your own world. Never make eye contact with your fellow inmates. And the last person you can trust is your prison psychiatrist – not only is he likely to be lazy and incompetent (really, why else wouldn’t he be getting rich off of well-heeled clients instead?) but if you complain about him you’re going to be labelled as a “permanent malcontent” and denied parole. So when Dr. Gardonne offers Kate a temporary absence and a job working for him, she only takes it because she knows that turning him down could be worse for her in the long run – counted in prison years, of course. But the real challenge is figuring out why he would choose her. On the surface, it’s pretty clear. Kate has spent her incarceration immersing herself in the writings of Sigmund Freud, and has become a recognized expert on his work. Dr. Gardonne represents the members of a psychoanalytic organization that is being attacked at its core: Anders Konzak, the hand-picked director of the Freud academy, has been boasting to the media that his new research on Freud will bring the entire profession of psychoanalysis to its knees. He’s also been receiving death threats. And Kate, as an outsider, is the only one Konzak will talk to. Though she doesn’t trust Gardonne, Kate accepts his offer, and she races to uncover Konzak’s secrets before he publishes his work. Never one to work well with others, Kate is less than thrilled to find out Gardonne has hired a private detective to be her partner. Jackie Lawton is a hardened ex-con who has spent most of his life in prison and only recently turned things around by starting his own business. From the moment the two meet, Kate sees that it won’t be easy working with a man who isn’t really interested in the intellectual battle at hand and who keeps her prison time at the forefront of every conversation. And can he really be trusted? When key players – who were all last seen with Kate – begin to turn up dead, there’s the very real possibility she’s being set up by Gardonne. After all, who would believe the word of a convict serving time for murdering her husband? All she can hope is that following the threads of Konzak’s research to his sources will keep her one step ahead of Gardonne and lead her to the real killer. With Seduction, Catherine Gildiner gives us not only a gripping detective story full of shifting characters and fast-paced twists but a remarkable intellectual thriller. Through the letters and papers of Sigmund Freud, Charles Darwin and the venerable Wedgwood family, Gildiner brings the personalities and ideological conflicts of the past to life in the present. Along the way we meet an assortment of characters, from social misfits to the demure but resolute Anna Freud, who is still living in the London house where she brought her ailing father for the last year of his life, and where she actively guards his legacy. The story takes us from Toronto to Vienna, London, the Isle of Wight, New York and back again to Toronto – each locale seen through the eyes of Kate, who relishes in the beauty of a world that has been denied to her for a decade.


Author : Madeline Hunter
Publisher : Dell Publishing Company
Release : 2006
Page : 387
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0553587323
Description :


Forced into marriage to the very man who had ruined her reputation, a penniless Alexia Welbourne is unaware that Hayden Rothwell, her new husband, has unexpected and secret motives for his seduction and marriage. By the author of Lady of Sin. Original.


Author : Amanda Browning
Hiromi Kobayashi
Publisher : Harlequin / SB Creative
Release : 2020-01-01
Page :
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN 13 : 4596065721
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After finally meeting her biological father, Laura is mistaken for his mistress because of the inheritance he left for her. But because of the promise she made to her late father, she can’t tell anyone what her relationship to him really was. During this time, she meets a disagreeable, arrogant man by the name of Quinn. As someone close to her father’s family, he doubts Laura’s motives, calling her a gold digger. Laura is indignant at first, but the moment she’s drawn in by his blue eyes, sparks fly through her entire body! She would drown in those blue eyes, if only he would trust her…


Author : Maya Banks
Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
Release : 2011
Page : 343
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0345519493
Description :


When he is attacked while on his way to claim the hand of a neighboring chieftain's daughter, Alaric McCabe is rescued by Keeley McDonald, an outcast from her own clan, and when they fall in love, he faces a difficult choice.


Author : Vivian Arend
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2014-02-04
Page : 304
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1101599901
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LIFELINE: an elite search-and-rescue squad based out of Banff, Alberta. Specializing in high-risk rescue missions, this team goes wherever the job takes them… As the chopper pilot for the elite Lifeline search-and-rescue team, Erin Tate is used to handling power. Calling the shots in the air is one thing—in the bedroom it leaves her cold. What she wants is a man strong enough to strip away her control. Paramedic Timothy Dextor has a wild card reputation, and the dark appetites to prove it. The only thing missing is a woman he can share them with. Landing a position on the Lifeline squad puts his old flame back within reach. He already knows what Erin needs, and this time he’s not letting her go. But when an emergency throws Erin and Timothy together in unanticipated ways, the stakes are raised—on the job and off. Now they’ll both discover the real meaning of control…and the risks that come from falling in love.


Author : Wolf Lepenies
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2009-01-10
Page : 272
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9781400827039
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During the Allied bombing of Germany, Hitler was more distressed by the loss of cultural treasures than by the leveling of homes. Remarkably, his propagandists broadcast this fact, convinced that it would reveal not his callousness but his sensitivity: the destruction had failed to crush his artist's spirit. It is impossible to begin to make sense of this thinking without understanding what Wolf Lepenies calls The Seduction of Culture in German History. This fascinating and unusual book tells the story of an arguably catastrophic German habit--that of valuing cultural achievement above all else and envisioning it as a noble substitute for politics. Lepenies examines how this tendency has affected German history from the late eighteenth century to today. He argues that the German preference for art over politics is essential to understanding the peculiar nature of Nazism, including its aesthetic appeal to many Germans (and others) and the fact that Hitler and many in his circle were failed artists and intellectuals who seem to have practiced their politics as a substitute form of art. In a series of historical, intellectual, literary, and artistic vignettes told in an essayistic style full of compelling aphorisms, this wide-ranging book pays special attention to Goethe and Thomas Mann, and also contains brilliant discussions of such diverse figures as Novalis, Walt Whitman, Leo Strauss, and Allan Bloom. The Seduction of Culture in German History is concerned not only with Germany, but with how the German obsession with culture, sense of cultural superiority, and scorn of politics have affected its relations with other countries, France and the United States in particular.


Author : Maya Banks
Publisher : Berkley Publishing Group
Release : 2012
Page : 297
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0425266974
Description :


Salon owner Julie Stanford moved on after Nathan Turner resisted her advances, but now that he is interested, he will not let anything come between them.


Author : Sara Nakayama
ABBY Green
Publisher : Harlequin / SB Creative
Release : 2021-05-01
Page :
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN 13 : 4596028117
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Reunited with her tragic first love, who trampled upon her innocence... Edie gasped at the unexpected reunion... Sebastio! Four years ago, she had visited a nightclub after mustering her courage, and fell in love with Sebastio at first sight, but then she was treated terribly and rejected without a second thought. So now, why did he suddenly offer me a job as a display designer? Four years ago, he was a star rugby player, but now he is a successful bank owner... He couldn't possibly have known I exist. I would never accept a job from him! However, due to pressure from the people around her, she ended up living in his mansion and working there...


Author : Mary Balogh
Publisher : Dell
Release : 2009-03-24
Page : 448
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0440338204
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Mary Balogh's The Secret Mistress. New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh sweeps us back in time to an age of scandal and glittering society—and brings to life an extraordinary family: the daring, passionate Huxtables. Katherine, the youngest sister—and society’s most ravishing innocent—is about to turn the tables on the irresistible rakehell sworn to seduce her, body and soul.... In a night of drunken revelry, Jasper Finley, Baron Montford, gambles his reputation as London’s most notorious lover on one woman. His challenge? To seduce the exquisite, virtuous Katherine Huxtable within a fortnight. But when his best-laid plans go awry, Jasper devises a wager of his own. For Katherine, already wildly attracted to him, Jasper’s offer is irresistible: to make London’s most dangerous rake fall in love with her. Then Jasper suddenly ups the ante. Katherine knows she should refuse. But with scandal brewing and her reputation in jeopardy, she reluctantly agrees to become his wife. Now, as passion ignites, the seduction really begins. And this time the prize is nothing less than both their hearts.…


Author : Diana Cosby
Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
Release : 2013-08-01
Page : 348
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1601831706
Description :


AN IMPULSIVE ACT. . . Lady Rois Drummond is fiercely devoted to her widowed father, the respected Scottish Earl of Brom. So when she believes he is about to be exposed as a traitor to England, she must think quickly. Desperate, Rois makes a shocking claim against the suspected accuser, Sir Griffin Westcott. But her impetuous lie leaves her in an outrageous circumstance: hastily married to the enemy. Yet Griffin is far from the man Rois thinks he is—and much closer to the man of her dreams. . . AN IRRESISTIBLE OUTCOME. . . Griffin may be an Englishman, but in truth he leads a clandestine life as a spy for Scotland. Refusing to endanger any woman, he has endured the loneliness of his mission. But Rois's absurd charge has suddenly changed all that. Now, with his cover in jeopardy, Griffin must find a way to keep his secret while keeping his distance from his spirited and tempting new wife—a task that proves more difficult than he ever imagined. . . Praise for the novels of Diana Cosby "Fans of Cosby will enjoy returning to William Wallace's historically detailed Scotland. Familiar characters play a large role, to the delight of longtime readers." --RT Book Reviews on His Destiny "Diana Cosby writes wonderful historical romance!" --Susan King "Passion, danger, lush history and a touch of magic." —Hannah Howell, New York Times bestselling author on His Conquest "Finally! A bold, lusty Medieval! Diana Cosby is superbly talented." --Cathy Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author on His Captive 85,500 Words


Author : Barbara Kosta
Publisher : Berghahn Books
Release : 2009-05-30
Page : 208
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 1845459148
Description :


Josef von Sternberg's 1930 film The Blue Angel (Der blaue Engel) is among the best known films of the Weimar Republic (1919-1933). A significant landmark as one of Germany's first major sound films, it is known primarily for launching Marlene Dietrich into Hollywood stardom and for initiating the mythic pairing of the Austrian-born American director von Sternberg with the star performer Dietrich. This fascinating cultural history of The Blue Angel provides a new interpretive framework with which to approach this classic Weimar film and suggests that discourses on mass and high culture are integral to the film's thematic and narrative structure. These discourses surface above all in the relationship between the two main characters, the cabaret entertainer Lola Lola (Marlene Dietrich) and the high school teacher Immanuel Rath (one-time Oscar winner Emil Jannings). In addition to offering insight into some of the major debates that informed the Weimar Republic, this book demonstrates that similar issues continue to shape the contemporary cultural landscape of Germany. Barbara Kosta thus also looks at Dietrich as a contemporary cultural icon and at her symbolic value since German unification and at Lola Lola's various "incarnations."


Author : Ross Jeffries
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2010-05
Page : 206
Category : Self-Help
ISBN 13 : 9780557388493
Description :


Ross Jeffries is founder of the worldwide seduction community and the creator of Speed Seduction(R). Since 1988, he's taught thousands of men from every walk of life how to enjoy the success with women they've always wanted, without the 5 B's: bullying, begging, buying, b.s. and booze. Secrets of Speed Seduction Mastery is the result of over a year of teaching and training the members in his elite coaching program. What you will read are the transcripts of his answers to students and instructional video modules, plus the transcripts of the twice a month coaching calls. For more information on great RJ products, events, and consulting, go to: www.seduction.com. Viva La Seducciòn!


Author : Zuri Day
Publisher : Harlequin
Release : 2013-12-01
Page : 224
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1460322940
Description :


It's more precious than gold… The discovery of gold on Drake land significantly increases middle son Warren's already overflowing coffers. His ranch is the talk of exclusive Paradise Cove. But it's his gorgeous neighbor who's arousing the California cowboy's fantasies. Charli Reed sits a horse like no woman Warren's ever seen. Instead of pushing him away, her blatant lack of interest only increases his desire to execute the ultimate seduction. Just because Warren's as rich as Midas doesn't make the entrepreneur turned rancher a hero in Charli's eyes. And how can she trust a Drake—her family's most hated enemy? But Warren's sensual passion is slowly melting her resistance. Working together to catch the thieves who could turn their dreams to dust, Charli has to choose: hold on to the past or risk her heart for a love that's the most priceless treasure of all….


Author : Wayne F. Hill
Cynthia J. Ottchen
Publisher : Crown Archetype
Release : 2007-12-18
Page : 320
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 0307421597
Description :


Do you long to be seductive? Have a desire to be seduced? Then “let lips do what hands do” and put into practice the most enticing baubles of seduction ever written. Shakespeare and the Art of Verbal Seduction contains the Bard’s best seducing lines to cajole, charm, and even proposition the object of your desire. Shakespeare is the master of persuasion. He induces the hardest of hearts to give up mind, body, and soul with a brilliant flash of words. Here they’re collected for you, his little miracles of language, arranged in ten strategies for every stage of a love affair, from first encounter to the full throes of passion. Never again let your desire flounder in bad come-ons. Learn the art of seduction from the greatest seducer of all time, and get what you want.


Author : Jennifer Ashley
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2013
Page : 309
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0425251136
Description :


When her first love, Elliot McBride, saves her from an uncertain future by marrying her, Juliana St. John works to restore Elliot's half-ruined manor and help him heal from his ordeal of imprisonment and torture in India.


Author : Raven Hart
Publisher : Random House LLC
Release : 2006
Page : 408
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0345479750
Description :


Playboy vampire William Cuyler Thorne finds his perfect life as a pillar of Savannah's high society, with an adoring mistress, wealth, and steady stream of female admirers, threatened by the arrival of his voracious and bloodthirsty sire, Reedrek, who will do anything to destroy everything that is precious to William. Original.