One of the bright lights of the recent Bikolnon writing renaissance, Kristian Cordero presents in his poetry intimate sketches and portraits of the people and land of his birth. He does this with a confident hand, cool detachment and, very often, with tongue-in-cheek humor.
Fully in command of his material, Cordero's poetic diction deftly fuses real and surreal elements to elicit from the thoughtful reader not only high amusement but also deep understanding.--Luis Cabalquinto
It didn t take long for Barack Obama to make his mark as the biggest political star to ever occupy the White House. Over the course of his two terms in office, Obama has injected the American presidency deeper into popular culture than any of his predecessors. He and his wife Michelle have become iconic figures, celebrities of the first order.This book, by award-winning White House correspondent and presidential historian Kenneth T.
Walsh, discusses how the Obamas reached this point. More important, it takes a detailed and comprehensive look at the history of America s presidents as celebrities in chief since the beginning of the Republic. Walsh makes the point that modern presidents need to be celebrities and build on their fame in order to propel their agendas and rally public support for themselves as national leaders so that they can get things done.Combining incisive historical analysis with a journalist s eye for detail, this book looks back to such presidents as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln as the forerunners of contemporary celebrity presidents. It examines modern presidents including Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy, Franklin Roosevelt, and Theodore Roosevelt, each of whom qualified as a celebrity in his own time and place. The book also looks at presidents who fell short in their star appeal, such as George W.
Bush, George H. W. Bush, Richard Nixon, and Lyndon Johnson, and explains why their star power was lacking.Among the special features of the book are detailed profiles of the presidents and how they measured up or failed as celebrities; an historical analysis of America s popular culture and how presidents have played a part in it, from sports and television to movies and the news media; the role of first ladies; and a portfolio of fascinating photos illustrating the intersection of the presidency with popular culture."
This bundle brings you the entire Bend Over series at an affordable price! Fresh from a messy breakup, Recruit Johnson joins the army to keep his mind and body busy. But little does he know how busy his female sergeant and ladyboy corporal will end up keeping his body! Over 13000 words of steamy erotic action! Price if bought separately = $8.97 Price of bundle = $6.99 You save 22%! Bend Over! She's fierce, commanding and very dominating. She's also Recruit Johnson's drill sergeant! And when she catches him fidgeting when standing at attention, he doesn't know what to expect when told to see her in her office. Of course, he's to be punished for his lack of discipline... by bending over! [WARNING: This sizzling erotic story contains military fantasies with explicit scenes and graphic language, pegging, bdsm described in first person! Adults only.] Bend Over More! Recruit Johnson's stressed. Thrown right into a military exercise, it doesn't help to be tasked with collecting classified documents from the enemy base when the rest of his team is already down. He'll do anything to complete the mission. But when that involves satisfying the lustful desires of his dominating sergeant and her dickgirl corporal, will he obey or will he have second thoughts? [WARNING: This story contains explicit scenes described in graphic language, sizzling menage action, femdom, bdsm, domination, oral sex, anal sex, double penetration, transsexual sex, sex with a dickgirl and more! Adults only.] Bend Over Again! Recruit Johnson wakes up with his head pounding and a dick literally up his ass. He struggles to regain his memories of the night before while trying to take transsexual, Corporal Dara's rough treatment from behind at the same time. But when his sergeant chances upon the both of them when the corporal's finished, the action can only get hotter! [WARNING: This sizzling 4000 word erotic story contains explicit scenes described in graphic language, sex with a transexual, menage action, oral sex, anal sex, male double penetration, bdsm, domination, bondage and more! Adults only.]
Prince Mathis wants nothing but peace for his kingdom, while his brother, Prince Talin, is determined to align his own realm with their family’s sworn enemy. Mathis will be damned before he witnesses the ceremony binding his brother to the daughter of their father’s murderer. Talin’s most trusted captain, Nadia d’Arcy, is ordered to abduct Mathis and bring him by force to Noventia for the wedding, a marriage that’s not what it seems to be. Mathis and Nadia’s mutual attraction tests both the captain’s loyalty to her prince and Mathis’ already worn patience.
As a rebellion threatens all they hold dear, Nadia must choose between the life she’s always known or surrender to the handsome prince who is determined to make her his.
Unsentimental love story told from a man's point of view Jase is a soldier who falls for a girl at a gig in Newport. When he finds out that Charlotte is a writer from London this brave man is terrified. She loves words. Jase has spent his life hiding the fact that he cannot read. Desperate to see more of her, Jase signs up for a writing course she is teaching in Wales. Can Jase possibly keep his secret there? Lust becomes love despite their differences. But Jase is called away by the Army, back to the Middle East, and now Charlotte has a secret, too...
B01N74I9O8 Alternate Cover Edition Do you believe in angels? What about angels with attitude? Abigail Benson’s life could have ended when a car crash on a wet, deserted Southern California road leaves her injured, and barely conscious. Instead, a mysterious stranger keeps her awake until help arrives, before vanishing without a trace, leaving Abbie to wonder if she has a Guardian Angel watching over her. When she meets the intriguing Beck, she quickly learns that not only are angels real, but so are demons, and her life is balanced precariously between the two; her Guardian Angel and soulmate, and the terrifying Silas whose demonic power can send her to an eternal hell of pain and torture.
As the age-old war between good and evil manifests in a battle for her life, nobody is safe until Abbie realizes her purpose, and the young lovers find themselves racing against time and fate in an ethereal love story that challenges the very meaning of life and death.