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|Author||: Nadia Bolz-Weber|
|Editor||: Convergent Books|
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Raw, intimate, and timely—a no-holds-barred celebration of our bodies that flies in the face of antiquated ideas about sex and gender. “A triumph.”—Glennon Doyle • “One of the most important, life-changing books I’ve ever read.”—Rachel Held Evans, author of Searching for Sunday and Inspired Negative messages about sex come from all corners of society: from the church, from the media, from our own families. As a result, countless people have suffered pain, guilt, and judgment. In this instant bestseller, Nadia Bolz-Weber unleashes her critical eye and her vulnerable yet hopeful soul on the harmful conversations about sex that have fed our shame. Bolz-Weber offers no simple amendments or polite compromises. Instead, this modern-day reverend calls for an inclusivity that empowers us to be loyal to people and, perhaps most important, ourselves. “Christianity is not a program for avoiding mistakes,” she writes. “It is a faith of the guilty.” With an alternative understanding of Scripture passages that have been weaponized against Christians for decades, Bolz-Weber reminds us that sexual flourishing can and should be for all genders, all bodies, and all humans. She shares stories, poetry, and Scripture that wage war on perpetual anxiety around sex by celebrating sexuality in all its forms and recognizing it for the gift that it is. If you’ve been mistreated, confused, angered, and/or wounded by shaming sexual messages, this one is for you.
|Author||: Marilyn Churley|
|Editor||: Between the Lines|
In the late 1960s, at the age of eighteen and living far from home amidst the thriving counterculture of Ottawa, Marilyn Churley got pregnant. Like thousands of other women of the time she kept the event a secret. Faced with few options, she gave the baby up for adoption. Over twenty years later, as the Ontario NDP government’s minister responsible for all birth, death, and adoption records, including those of her own child, Churley found herself in a surprising and powerful position – fully engaged in the long and difficult battle to reform adoption disclosure laws and find her son. Both a personal and political story, Shameless is a powerful memoir about a mother’s struggle with loss, love, secrets, and lies – and an adoption system shrouded in shame.
|Author||: Kimberly Raye|
Deb Strickland has her hands full—keeping her small newspaper in the black and her hands off hunky Jimmy Mission. The seriously sexy rancher has come home to settle down—and that's definitely not in Deb's plans. But faced with Jimmy's killer cowboy charm, Deb's awfully tempted to settle in with him for the duration… Jimmy is looking for a wife—really. Only he can't seem to keep his mind off sassy city gal, Deb Strickland. He knows Deb wouldn't be much good on a ranch—but he'd bet she's incredible in bed! And as much as he wants the sexy, smart-mouthed beauty, he knows he'll never find out—unless he makes Deb an offer she can't refuse. An offer that's absolutely shameless…
|Author||: Steve Geyer|
|Editor||: Word Alive Press|
Are you plagued with memories of past failures? Do you ever feel like everything that goes badly is your fault? Do words like worthless and unacceptable describe how you feel about yourself? You’re not alone. Millions of people struggle with these same thoughts, including people who might surprise you. These thoughts and feelings cause people to put on a variety of masks to cover up the dark and hidden places inside that they are terrified others may see. This book seeks to shed light on shame—the shadowy force that has controlled people’s thoughts, actions, and lives for centuries. Comedian and pastor Steve Geyer will take you on a personal and poignant journey as he peels back his own mask and shares insights, life lessons, and a few well-timed laughs along the way. Reading Shameless will help you reader feel the weight of shame less and less. “Steve, I’m sitting in a questionable carwash in a less than desirable neighborhood and reading your book for the third time. The ‘ugly cry’ that happened with the first two readings has surfaced again and is scaring my fellow patrons. Thank you for your candor and transparency.” —Cameron Winton, Pastor of Discipleship Woodlawn United Methodist Church, Panama City, FL
|Author||: Cristiana Franco|
|Editor||: Univ of California Press|
The figure of the dog is a paradox. As in so many cultures, past and present, the dog in ancient Greece was seen as the animal closest to humans, even as it elicited from them the most negative representations. Still a loaded term today, the word bitch not only signified shamelessness and a lack of self-control but was also exclusively figured as female. Woman and dogs in the Greek imagination were intimately intertwined, and in this careful, engaging analysis, Cristiana Franco explores the ancients' complex relationship with both. By analyzing the relationship between humans and dogs as depicted in a vast array of myths, proverbs, spontaneous metaphors, and comic jokes, Franco in particular shows how the symbolic overlap between dog and woman provided the conceptual tools to maintain feminine subordination. Intended for general readers as well as scholars, Shameless extends the boundaries of classics and anthropology, forming a model of the sensitive work that can be done to illuminate how deeply animals are imbricated in human history. The English translation has been revised and expanded from the original Italian edition, and it includes a new methodological appendix by the author that points the way toward future work in the emerging field of human-animal studies.
|Author||: Jennifer Beggs Weber,Pamela M. Hunt|
|Editor||: Cambridge Scholars Publishing|
In 2011, Showtime premiered Shameless, a comedy-drama about the audacious behaviors of the Gallaghers, a white, working-class family living in Chicago’s South Side. In 2020, the series headed into the production of its eleventh and final season, making it the longest-running original scripted program in Showtime’s history. Shameless explores topics such as poverty, alcoholism, teen pregnancy, and mental illness. The series has been credited with “reinventing working-class TV” and for humanizing groups that are typically “othered” or simply laughed at. However, others have critiqued the show for relying on and promoting stereotypes, and for the cavalier ways in which it portrays controversial social issues like rape and abortion. Shameless Sociology: Critical Perspectives on a Popular Television Series offers a critical eye toward topics such as gentrification, pregnancy and abortion, racial and gender inequality, and homophobia, and illustrates the ways in which Shameless sometimes confronts and topples stereotypes, yet, at other times, serves to reinforce and perpetuate them. Given the broad appeal of the show and the diverse topics it covers, this book will appeal to the general public, as well as researchers of media, culture, and social inequalities, and undergraduate and graduate students at institutions of higher education.
|Author||: Tori Carrington|
An indecent proposal. A friendship betrayed. One-night-only anonymous sex with a stranger? Seems too wanton even for Nina Leonard. Until it's insinuated that the mystery man might be one of her business partners—two guys she adores who also happen to be complete hotties. Out comes the blindfold, and Nina has the steamiest night of her life. Now she's got to have more—only, no one's fessing up. One of her two best friends rocked her world that night. But which one was it? If she guesses wrong, she could lose them both….
|Author||: Sybil Bartel|
|Editor||: Sybil Bartel|
Bodyguard. Shadow. Warrior. The Marines trained me to be a weapon. Tactical warfare was in my blood. I didn't think twice when I was deployed for the fifth time because I was born battle ready. Then a mission went south and left me with a medical discharge. Too many years downrange, I didn't fit in the civilian world. Taking a job with the best security firm in the business seemed like a solid plan… until I was assigned babysitting duty for a spoiled little rich girl. The only thing worse than the assignment was the client's smart mouth. She thought she could run it—all over me—and not suffer the consequences. She was wrong. Now she was about to find out how shameless a bodyguard could be. *SHAMELESS is the eighth standalone book in the Alpha Bodyguard Series. The Alpha Bodyguard Series: SCANDALOUS – Tank's story MERCILESS – Collins's story RECKLESS – Tyler's story RUTHLESS – Sawyer's story FEARLESS – Ty's story CALLOUS – Preston's story RELENTLESS – Thomas's story SHAMELESS – Shade's story HEARTLESS - Ronan's story
|Author||: Karen Robards|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Known as a heartbreaker, beautiful Beth Banning falls victim to a vengeful scheme on the part of her last jilted fiancâe, a plot that is foiled when the victim frees herself and turns the tables on her seductive kidnapper.
|Author||: Arlene Stein|
|Editor||: NYU Press|
Since the breakdown of the Oslo peace process in 2000 and the beginning of the second Intifada, conflict has escalated in Israel/Palestine and come to seem irreversible. The overwhelming power of the Israeli military has been unleashed against a largely defenseless population in the occupied territories of the West Bank and Gaza, driving Palestinians to despair and to desperate measures of retaliation. The author of this book, Michel Warschawski, has for many decades been active in building alliances of Jews and Palestinians to oppose the Israeli occupation. In this book, however, he focuses especially on the effects of the occupation on the occupiers--that is, on Israeli society--rather than its victims. Warschawski describes the atrocities of the occupation--from the sack of Ramallah to the massacre in Jenin, the razing of houses and refugee camps, shooting at ambulances and hospitals, the use of Palestinian civilians as human shields--showing how each of these pushes back the boundaries of what was previously thinkable. He documents the resulting shifts in Israeli political thought, citing Ariel Sharon, army officers and even rabbis who begin by describing Palestinians as Nazis and end by relying on the German army's tactics for subjugating the Warsaw ghetto. Toward an Open Tomb seeks to explain the forces within Israeli society and culture that are leading to this self-defeating result. Warschawski has the keen eye of an Israeli insider. He develops a powerful critique of Israeli policies with a persuasive power drawn from his own Jewish origins and his deepening devotion to Jewish traditions.
|Author||: Joan Johnston|
For readers of Linda Lael Miller and Susan Mallery comes New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnston’s sizzling contemporary Western romance, where power, money, and rivalries rule—and love is the best revenge. Her shameful past makes her an outcast—until a lone wolf takes her into his home Scorned, pregnant, and facing a life without promise, Pippa Grayhawk is stunned when her father announces that they’re leaving their home in Australia to take over his estranged father’s sprawling Wyoming ranch. Drawn into bitter family rivalries and feeling like an interloper in her new home, Pippa rides out into the wilderness and meets an intriguing stranger and his pet wolf. The wolf doesn’t scare her, but she’s very much afraid to trust another man with her heart. Devon Flynn knows all about going it alone. He lives in an isolated cabin, away from his domineering father and the scandal surrounding his family. Devon’s attraction to Pippa is intoxicating and undeniable, but when he tries to get close, she’s as wary as his once-wild wolf. Devon is willing to defy his father, and hers, to claim Pippa as his own, but winning this wounded, wonderful woman’s love might be the greatest battle of all. Praise for Shameless “The large cast of characters adds to the allure as family secrets and past relationships come to light. Johnston’s novel is a fast-paced, warm, and truly romantic story, and readers will savor the idyllic setting of the beautiful Wyoming countryside.”—Publishers Weekly “Ah, the feud lives on—Grayhawks versus Flynns. Life is good. Well, at least for the readers of this ongoing series by Joan Johnston. The first Bitter Creek novel of the King’s Brats series was Sinful, and it was absolutely sinfully delicious. I couldn’t wait for the next installment, and I am happy to report it was worth the wait. . . . Johnston reintroduces characters remembered fondly and continues her tale starring the members of two strong, stubborn families.”—Fresh Fiction “[Johnston’s] fascinating, well-developed characters . . . take you into their world and keep you there until the last page. . . . I would definitely recommend Shameless to anyone who loves a good scandal with their romance.”—Harlequin Junkie (Top Pick) The passionate Westerns in Joan Johnston’s Bitter Creek series can be enjoyed together or separately, in any order: TEXAS BRIDE • WYOMING BRIDE • MONTANA BRIDE • SINFUL • SHAMELESS • BLACKTHORNE’S BRIDE • SULLIVAN’S PROMISE
|Author||: Scott Gold|
|Editor||: Clarkson Potter|
Wondering if you're a true carnivore? Looking for a great recipe for Rattlesnake Chili? Read this book: a fast, funny, and enlightening celebration of the immense joys of flesh—consuming it, that is. The average American consumes 218.3 pounds of meat every year. But concerns about mad cow disease, industrial feedlot practices, and self-righteous vegetarians have made the carnivorous lifestyle somewhat déclassé. Now, Scott Gold issues a red-blooded call to arms for the meat-adoring masses to rise up, speak out, and reclaim their pride. The Shameless Carnivore explores the complexities surrounding the choice to eat meat as well as its myriad pleasures. Delving into everything from ethical issues to dietary, anthropological, and medical findings, Gold answers such probing questions as: Can staying carnivorous be more healthful than going vegetarian? What’s behind the “tastes like chicken” phenomenon? And, of course, What qualities should you look for in a butcher? The author also chronicles his attempt to become the "ultimate carnivore" by eating 31 different meats in 31 days (as well as every cut and organ of a cow) He includes tasty recipes and describes his experiences hunting squirrels in Louisiana attending the annual testicle festival, and even spending an entire, painstaking week as a vegetarian. From the "critter dinners" he relished as a child to his adult forays into exotic game and adventures in the kitchen, Gold writes with an infectious enthusiasm that might just inspire you to serve a little llama or rattlesnake at your next dinner party. This is the definitive book for meat lovers.
|Author||: Meli Raine|
|Editor||: Meli Raine|
Five years ago, Jane helped presidential candidate’s daughter Lindsay after an unspeakable crime. Now it’s Jane who stands accused, caught at the heart of a presidential candidate’s scandal that threatens her very life. As people in her life turn up dead, she swears she’s innocent, but forces around her continue to make her look like the betrayer — and possibly, the murderer. Can her bodyguard, Silas, save her? Better yet — can he trust her as the two fight an attraction that could put them both in danger? Or is Jane not who she seems? ~~~~ The Shameless Series Boxed Set takes A Shameless Little Con, A Shameless Little Lie, and A Shameless Little Bet and gives you the entire trilogy in one pulse-pounding read. Get the audiobook, narrated by Virginia Rose and Aaron Shedlock, as well and give your imagination a wild ride!
|Author||: Halliwell Sutcliffe|
|Editor||: Good Press|
"Shameless Wayne" by Halliwell Sutcliffe. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
|Author||: Alice Elaine Adams|
|Editor||: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press|
The chapters in this book explore rats and women, being perverse, sexually offensive women, making theoretical space, and much, much more.
|Author||: Roxanne Snopek|
|Editor||: Tule Publishing|
Sometimes doing the right thing can hurt those you love the most. Nathan Starr has lived an honorable life. He married a good woman, raised a family, turned their struggling farm into a thriving business and founded a town in the process. But now, watching his children and grandchildren, he fears the next generations of Sweetheart, Montana, never learned about love. Free-spirited Pansy Oppenheimer aches for her dear friend Nate. Although he stayed behind while she traveled the world, together they know this town and its secrets better than anyone. No one wishes a bright future for the Starrs of Sweetheart more than they do. Little does anyone know that they harbor a secret of their own. The Starrs of Sweetheart, Montana series Prequel: Shameless Sweetheart by Roxanne Snopek Book 1: The Secret Son by Joan Kilby Book 2: Her Sweetheart Brand by Paula Altenburg Book 3: Yours Forever, Sweetheart by Roxanne Snopek Book 4: The Montana Bride by Jeannie Watt
|Author||: Meli Raine|
|Editor||: Meli Raine|
I did it. I admit it. I fell in love with Silas. My bodyguard. My protector. My new informant. We’re playing a cat-and-mouse game. I’m not sure whether I’m the cat or the mouse, but I can definitely tell I’m in a trap. A trap with no way out. I’m not who everyone thought I was. The truth is out there, finally turning the lie about me inside out. I am the shameless little lie. It’s finally been revealed, and now even more people want to kill me. As a presidential campaign hangs in the balance, a delicate web of international relations and economic stability at risk, power becomes more important than anything else. Even my life. Especially my life. I’m a nothing. A no one. Just a tool, remember? But tools can be used to open locks. Cracking open the truth and exposing it could change the balance of power. Tip the scales. Make a presidential campaign turn on a dime. Too bad Silas doesn’t believe me when I tell the truth. And that may make him the biggest tool of all. A Shameless Little Lie is book two in the Shameless trilogy by USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine Read the whole series: Book 1: A Shameless Little CON Book 2: A Shameless Little LIE Book 3: A Shameless Little BET Topics: political thriller, political romance, contemporary romance, new adult romance, romantic suspense, coming of age romance, seductive story, thriller, mystery, romantic mystery, hot romance, women's fiction, women's romance, second chance romance, hacking, california romance, military romance, college romance, contemporary woman, usa today bestseller, intrigue, special ops romance, romantic thriller, hot romance, action and adventure, military, elections, wealthy, Washington DC, president's daughter romance, politician romance, redemption and revenge, forced proximity, secret baby romance, enemies to lovers romance, action & adventure romance, espionage, psychological thriller, crime thriller, new romance, Meli Raine, Meli Raine books, Meli Raine Shameless series, A Shameless Little Con, A Shameless Little Lie, A Shameless Little Bet What readers are saying about Meli Raine: “This book has it all! There’s action, adventure, romance, suspense, and love. I was captivated from the very beginning. Couldn’t put it down wanting to know where the story was going.” — Reader review “Meli Raine’s absorbing writing sucked me directly in the story with this volume, which was full of unexpected twists and ironic turns. No spoilers here, but the ending brought a welcome sigh of relief, as well as a smile of satisfaction.” — Books and Bindings Blog review “Meli Raine has created a stunning beginning to what promises to be a brilliant series! I am in awe of the ability by this author to weave a tangled tale of mystery suspense and romance! Fantastic!” — Reader review “Wow, this book grabs you almost immediately, and keeps you turning the pages cause you just have to know what happens next.” — Goodreads reviewer "Omygosh! This series is so intense! Meli Raine has written a superb series. She spins an intricate web of lies, betrayal, deceit, murder, mystery, suspense in this action packed drama with a sprinkle of humour. " — Beyond the Covers Book Blog Get all of Meli Raine's Books! Finding Allie (Breaking Away #1) Chasing Allie (Breaking Away #2) Keeping Allie (Breaking Away #3) Return (Coming Home #1) Revenge (Coming Home #2) Reunion (Coming Home #3) A Harmless Little Game (Harmless #1) A Harmless Little Ruse (Harmless #2) A Harmless Little Plan (Harmless #3) A Shameless Little Con (Shameless #1) A Shameless Little Lie (Shameless #2) A Shameless Little Bet (Shameless #3)
|Author||: Carrie Ann Ryan|
|Editor||: Carrie Ann Ryan|
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan completes a sexy contemporary series with an unrequited crush on the bad boy next door. Caleb Carr might have once been ready for commitment, but when the unexpected slams into him with the force of a two-ton truck, he knows he has to run away from anything that might be important. Zoey might well be his final temptation, but to keep her whole, he’ll walk away. Zoey Wager has loved Caleb since they were eight. And has had her heart broken from afar repeatedly ever since. It doesn’t help that every time she sees him—even when she’s running away halfway across the world—he’s with another woman. She's watched him fall in lust her entire life. Now, she's ready to watch him fall in love. With her. Keywords: Contemporary Romance, Emotional Romance, Erotic Romance, Romance Series, Friends to Lovers, Secret Crush