A GAME OF VOWS

Harlequin Comics

A GAME OF VOWS

On the day of her wedding, Hannah put on her wedding dress and got in a car headed to the chapel. However, the person driving the car was her ex-husband, Eduardo?her former boss, whom she was married to for half a year, over five years ago. In the car, Eduardo surprises Hannah by telling her that their marriage is still valid. He half threatens her by saying that if she wants a divorce, she’ll have to help him restructure his company. Hannah reluctantly agrees with this proposal and follows along, leaving behind her groom in the chapel…

Enticed & A Game of Vows

Enticed

Enticed & A Game of Vows

A summer romance. An accident. Amnesia that hides all his sins. For the sake of their unborn child, can he make up for the past? Don’t miss this fan-favorite story from New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks! Bryony Morgan fell hard for hotelier Rafael de Luca… and then he vanished. Now she’s tracked him to his New York gala, determined to get answers from him. Not only for her, but also for their unborn child. But to her shock, Rafael can’t remember her or the sizzling summer nights they shared at his island retreat. Rafael de Luca has worked hard to hide his amnesia from investors, but Bryony risks exposing him and ruining all he’s worked for. And the news of her pregnancy floors him. There’s only one thing to do—return with her to the island where they supposedly fell in love and unravel what really happened between them. But when his memory returns, he doesn’t like what he learns. It’ll take everything he has to grab this second chance with Bryony and make up for all he’s done... Originally published as Enticed by his Forgotten Lover in 2011. FREE BONUS STORY INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME! A Game of Vows by New York Times bestselling author Maisey Yates! To regain his memory and his runaway bride, he must claim her now…or forever hold his peace! Eduardo Vega once had the world at his feet, with trophy wife to match! Then a cruel accident left him with only fragments of memory—costing him everything. Now he must piece the puzzle of his life together before his bride weds another groom… Originally published in 2012.

A Passionate Awakening

His Virgin Acquisition / a Game of Vows / a Royal World Apart

A Passionate Awakening

His Virgin Acquisition When Elaine gives her business presentation to Marco De Luca she acts cool, calm and collected. But the fierce tycoon can see straight through her shapeless suits and scraped back hair and get right under her skin... She may have proposed marriage as the perfect business arrangement, but suddenly Elaine's not quite so confident. Marco's made it clear that he's no modern man -- if he takes a wife he wants a ravishing beauty by his side, and at his beck and call day...and night! A Game Of Vows Eduardo Vega once had the world at his feet, with trophy wife to match! Then an accident left him only with fragmented memories -- costing him everything. Now the time has come to track down his runaway wife and put the missing piece of his puzzle back together Having tried heal from her first marriage, a couture-clad Hannah Weston is about to marry a much safer option. But moments before she says 'I do', she's confronted by a perilously tempting memory from her past... A Royal World Apart With her life mapped out since birth, Princess Evangelina Drakos -- known for her dramatic flair -- hopes the minor scandal she plans to create will deter potential suitors. Hired for Eva's security, unemotional bodyguard Makhail Nabatov never makes a mistake -- but the impulsive princess pushes his resolve to the limits. Soon, the beautiful and imprisoned Eva entices him to leave duty and honour behind. Though their chemistry is undeniable, Makhail must deny his desire -- for Eva is promised to another man...

Game of Thrones and Philosophy

Logic Cuts Deeper Than Swords

Game of Thrones and Philosophy

An in-depth look at the philosophical issues behind HBO's Game of Thrones television series and the books that inspired it George R.R. Martin's New York Times bestselling epic fantasy book series, A Song of Ice and Fire, and the HBO television show adapted from it, have earned critical acclaim and inspired fanatic devotion. This book delves into the many philosophical questions that arise in this complex, character-driven series, including: Is it right for a "good" king to usurp the throne of a "bad" one and murder his family? How far should you go to protect your family and its secrets? In a fantasy universe with medieval mores and ethics, can female characters reflect modern feminist ideals? Timed for the premiere of the second season of the HBO Game of Thrones series Gives new perspectives on the characters, storylines, and themes of Game of Thrones Draws on great philosophers from ancient Greece to modern America to explore intriguing topics such as the strange creatures of Westeros, the incestuous relationship of Jaime and Cersei Lannister, and what the kings of Westeros can show us about virtue and honor (or the lack thereof) as they play their game of thrones Essential reading for fans, Game of Thrones and Philosophy will enrich your experience of your favorite medieval fantasy series.

Promises, Oaths, and Vows

On the Psychology of Promising

Promises, Oaths, and Vows

Considering that getting along in civil society is based on the expectation that (most) people will do what they say they will do, i.e., essentially live up to their explicit or implicit promises, it is amazing that so little scientific attention has been given to the act of promising. A great deal of research has been done on the moral development of children, for example, but not on the child’s ability to make and keep a promise, one of the highest moral achievements. What makes it possible developmentally, cognitively, and emotionally to make a promise in the first place? And on the other hand, what compels one to keep a promise (or vow or threat) when there seems to be no personal advantage in doing so, and even when harm can be predicted? How do we know when a promise is offered seriously to be taken at face value, and how do we understand that another is only a polite gesture, not to be taken seriously? In Promises, Oaths, and Vows: On the Psychology of Promising, Herbert Schlesinger addresses these questions, drawing on the literature of moral development in children; the psychotherapy of a patient who regularly broke promises that were unnecessary in the first place; those who were regarded as "promising youngsters" who did not fulfill their "promise"; and those who feared making a promise, a commitment, or a threat out of fear that, once made, the utterance would take on a life of its own and could never be taken back. Furthermore, he illustrates his conclusions by examining the widespread use of promising in classical literature, such as Greek drama and the plays of Shakespeare, as well as the motivating and reifying power of the promise in Western religious traditions. With a style honed over the penning of two previous books, Schlesinger once again produces a work grounded in a firm analytic sensibility, but which also retains the wit and candor of the seasoned analyst. His seminal investigation of this all but neglected topic in the clinical literature is as timely as it is scholarly, and – with the title firmly in mind – Promises, Oaths, and Vows is assured to be a worthy addition to any clinician’s library and a provoking investigation into Nietzsche’s notion of man as "the animal who makes promises."

Nocturnal Vows

Nocturnal Vows

Annette is a young woman who had just found out she was pregnant. The father, Jake, is about to leave for the military, and will not return until after his first child is born. He intended to marry her once he did come home. Unfortunately, he dies just before she gives birth. Annette is devastated and wants to marry her deceased fiancé anyway so that her child will have his name. But since that is illegal in the United States, her friend searches out alternatives, determined to comfort her. She finds a church that is willing to perform the ceremony even though the union wouldn’t be legally binding. Annette does indeed marry Jake, but doesn’t realize that this strange religious sect has ulterior motives of their own. Whoever or whatever she has just exchanged vows with is dark and unholy….and lives. But is it really Jake? And what has gone terribly wrong with her friends, with her child? Nothing could have prepared her with what was coming, and nothing can prepare you for the terrifying suspense set into motion by her desperate Nocturnal Vows!

The Horse of Pride

Life in a Breton Village

The Horse of Pride

A portrait of a Breton village during the author's childhood reveals a timeless world, isolated by a unique culture and language, where life is a continuous struggle and tradition is paramount

The Game of Life

College Sports and Educational Values

The Game of Life

The President of Williams College faces a firestorm for not allowing the women's lacrosse team to postpone exams to attend the playoffs. The University of Michigan loses $2.8 million on athletics despite averaging 110,000 fans at each home football game. Schools across the country struggle with the tradeoffs involved with recruiting athletes and updating facilities for dozens of varsity sports. Does increasing intensification of college sports support or detract from higher education's core mission? James Shulman and William Bowen introduce facts into a terrain overrun by emotions and enduring myths. Using the same database that informed The Shape of the River, the authors analyze data on 90,000 students who attended thirty selective colleges and universities in the 1950s, 1970s, and 1990s. Drawing also on historical research and new information on giving and spending, the authors demonstrate how athletics influence the class composition and campus ethos of selective schools, as well as the messages that these institutions send to prospective students, their parents, and society at large. Shulman and Bowen show that athletic programs raise even more difficult questions of educational policy for small private colleges and highly selective universities than they do for big-time scholarship-granting schools. They discover that today's athletes, more so than their predecessors, enter college less academically well-prepared and with different goals and values than their classmates--differences that lead to different lives. They reveal that gender equity efforts have wrought large, sometimes unanticipated changes. And they show that the alumni appetite for winning teams is not--as schools often assume--insatiable. If a culprit emerges, it is the unquestioned spread of a changed athletic culture through the emulation of highly publicized teams by low-profile sports, of men's programs by women's, and of athletic powerhouses by small colleges. Shulman and Bowen celebrate the benefits of collegiate sports, while identifying the subtle ways in which athletic intensification can pull even prestigious institutions from their missions. By examining how athletes and other graduates view The Game of Life--and how colleges shape society's view of what its rules should be--Bowen and Shulman go far beyond sports. They tell us about higher education today: the ways in which colleges set policies, reinforce or neglect their core mission, and send signals about what matters.

All These Vows

Kol Nidre

All These Vows

Examines the history of the prayer "Kol Nidre," covering its unusual request, how it came into being, and why it was retained in the Jewish tradition.