An engagement ring can't bring a statue to life -- can it? The goddess Aphrodite reanimates an ancient statue and fastens herself on to a foolish hair-dresser in London--the grandeurs of classical paganism and the banalities of our common modern life in ludicrous opposition.
A boy is sustained through the horror of coming blindness largely by the cheerfulness and self-composed poetry of Susan Betts, the neighbor's "hired girl." After he is totally blind and grown up, of course he falls hopelessly in love but wouldn't be a burden. He finds consolation in work for blinded soldiers and the girl, after an illuminating conversation with Susan intimate her readiness for the "burden." Even more sentimental than Porter's other works.
By the power of the narrative, the remarkable development of a situation and a problem new to fiction, and the absorbing analysis of its effect on the characters concerned, it has at once taken a place in the first rank of American novels.
Shifters in Seattle – Desired (True Alpha 1) New Adult Paranormal Romance
Shifters live in the shadows of Seattle, just under the skin of the alpha male, dot-com billionaires who are building a new Silicon Valley in the Emerald City. Mia is just a college girl trying to earn her business degree and dig out of the poverty she was born into--being a shifter is something she hides, hoping her secret won't sabotage her dreams. Lucas is a broken alpha, a wolf who lost his mate, his pack, and almost himself--he wasn't looking to rescue a girl or start a pack war. But now he has to keep her safe or it won't just be her life, but his whole family at risk... only his inner wolf can't seem to keep its paws off a girl who has secrets of her own.
Desired (True Alpha 1) is 80 pages or 20,000 words and is the first of six TRUE ALPHA episodes. The complete series box set is available as a bundle. All the individual episodes are available in kindle unlimited.
Contains scorching hot shifters and sexy interns - only readers over 18 should dive into the steamy world of Seattle high finance and hot wolves.