Author: Maris Black
Publisher: Maris Black
THE KAGE SAGA CONTINUES... Michael Kage Santori has just inherited a thriving hotel and millions of dollars. He’s poised to become an MMA champion. Things couldn’t be better between him and his college boy lover, Jamie Atwood— especially in the bedroom, where Jamie is more than eager to let Kage take out his aggressions on him. Kage seems to have it all, but success and happiness have come at a steep price. After all of the childhood trauma he endured at the hands of his controlling uncle, Peter Santori, it’s a miracle Kage has any shred of sanity left. And now, because of him, Jamie is a murderer. More than anything, Kage wants to be good. He wants the be the kind of man who is worthy of Jamie’s love, but fate has other ideas. His uncle’s legacy has a stranglehold on him, and it keeps dragging him further and further down a rabbit hole from which there seems no escape. Worst of all… Kage knows he’s going to pull Jamie down right along with him, and he would rather die than let that happen. --------------------------------- Books in this series: Kage (The Kage Trilogy Book 1) Kage Unleashed (The Kage Trilogy Book 2) Kage Unmasked (The Kage Trilogy Book 3) Santori (The Santori Trilogy Book 1) Santori Reborn (The Santori Trilogy Book 2) Keywords: gay romance, mm romance, gay fiction, gay alpha, gay alpha male, gay books, lgbt fiction, lgbt romance, lgbtq fiction, lgbtq romance, gay mma fighter, mma romance, fighter romance, best gay books, best mm books For readers of: Jay Bell, Sarina Bowen, Elle Kennedy, Aimee Nicole Walker, André Aciman, Riley Hart, Ella Frank, Lucy Lennox, Roan Parrish, Sloane Kennedy, Alexis Hall, Keira Andrews, Eli Easton, N.R. Walker, A. E. Via, Devon McCormack, Brooke Blaine, Jay Northcote, and Alexa Land.
Author: Maris Black
Publisher: Maris Black
MICHAEL KAGE SANTORI doesn’t think his life can get any more complicated. Juggling a new business, a fledgling UFC career, and the only real relationship he’s ever had is taking a toll on him both mentally and physically. After being attacked for daring to question the inner workings of his own business, he is left broken and confused. The discovery of his uncle’s journals has brought him face-to-face with a past he never understood, and the new perspective has him reeling. Add to that the fact that he hasn’t been totally honest with the love of his life, and you have a recipe for a serious nervous breakdown. When an old friend resurfaces with new information, Kage discovers things are only going to get worse before they get better. If he ever hopes to free himself from the chains of his uncle’s dark legacy, he’s going to have to become something he never wanted to be. And risk losing the only person he’s ever truly loved. JAMIE ATWOOD is in over his head. Instead of the happily ever after he’d envisioned, moving in with Kage has only been one disappointment after another. Kage has come out to the entire world and still managed to keep his reputation and his UFC contract intact, but mysterious forces Jamie has yet to discover are transforming his sexy alpha fighter into someone he doesn’t recognize anymore. If Kage doesn’t come clean soon, Jamie fears he’s going to have to leave. With his journalism degree and a newly-flourishing MMA blog, he knows he’s got what it takes to make it on his own financially. It’s his heart he’s worried about. Because without Kage by his side, what is there to live for? MEANWHILE IN ANOTHER LIFETIME... PETER SANTORI has found his bliss. Being Gio’s boy is a dream come true for a guy who thought he was doomed to a life of abuse and poverty. His confidence and sense of security are flourishing in the warm glow of Gio’s love, and he has started to believe that maybe he can have the fairytale after all. Never mind that he’s got to keep the true nature of their relationship a secret. Never mind that one of Gio’s associates seems to have something against him. And never mind that sometimes he gets the feeling that there’s a lot more to Gio than meets the eye. All that matters is that he and Gio are together. 4 EVER & EVER... --------------------------------- Books in this series: Kage (The Kage Trilogy Book 1) Kage Unleashed (The Kage Trilogy Book 2) Kage Unmasked (The Kage Trilogy Book 3) Santori (The Santori Trilogy Book 1) Santori Reborn (The Santori Trilogy Book 2) Keywords: gay romance, mm romance, gay fiction, gay alpha, gay alpha male, gay books, lgbt fiction, lgbt romance, lgbtq fiction, lgbtq romance, gay mma fighter, mma romance, fighter romance, best gay books, best mm books For readers of: Jay Bell, Sarina Bowen, Elle Kennedy, Aimee Nicole Walker, André Aciman, Riley Hart, Ella Frank, Lucy Lennox, Roan Parrish, Sloane Kennedy, Alexis Hall, Keira Andrews, Eli Easton, N.R. Walker, A. E. Via, Devon McCormack, Brooke Blaine, Jay Northcote, and Alexa Land.
Author: Maris Black
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Round 1 of the KAGE Trilogy A Gay MMA Fighter Romance My name is Jamie Atwood, and I'm an addict. I never thought I'd say such a thing. Never had a problem being overly-attached to anything in my life. I came from a perfectly middle-class family, made good grades, and had a hot cheerleader girlfriend. But the truth is, nothing ever really moved me. So how did a guy like me become an addict? I met Michael Kage. Kage is an MMA fighter. A famous one. I like to think I helped him get that way. He's charming as hell, with looks to rival any movie star and talent to back it up. So why did he need to hire me as an intern Publicist? Simple. He has a darkness in him- like a black hole so deep it could swallow him, and me, and everyone we know- and that's not good for business. The first time I met him, I felt the pull. I think the addiction began at that very moment. And even if I'd known then what I know now, I would have fallen for him. How could I not? For me, Kage is everything.
Author: Maris Black
In a battle of the heart, who will be the first to submit? MY NAME IS JAMIE ATWOOD, and I am an idiot. Against all odds, I got the attention of Michael Kage, the hottest MMA fighter on the planet. To say he rocked my world would be an understatement. He transformed me completely, made me depend on him, and made me love him. And the sex? Let me put it this way: I'd never been with a guy before I met Kage, but I'd gladly spend the rest of my life on my knees for him. He is my obsession and my addiction. But I did something stupid, and now I'm paying for it. I don't know if I'll ever see Kage again. BEING MICHAEL KAGE SANTORI was never easy. Too many demons, too much anger, and not enough to live for. And then I met Jamie Atwood. He's got this innocence about him that speaks to something deep down inside me- in a place that's never been touched by anyone. He's beautiful, smart, and courageous, and he hasn't been tainted by the darkness that's ruled my life. I wanted him from the first second I laid eyes on him. It's selfish, I know. Because you can't bring an innocent thing into the darkness and not expect something to rub off.
Over the past ten years, on-demand single photon generation has been realized in numerous physical systems including neutral atoms, ions, molecules, semiconductor quantum dots, impurities and defects in solids, and superconductor circuits. The motivations for generation and detection of single photons are two-fold: basic and applied science. On the one hand, a single photon plays a central role in the experimental foundation of quantum mechanics and measurement theory. On the other hand, an efficient and high-quality single-photon source is needed to implement quantum key distribution, quantum repeaters and photonic quantum information processing. Written by top authors from academia and industry, this is the only textbook focused on single-photon devices and thus fills the gap for a readily accessible update on the rapid progress in the field.
Author: Maris Black
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
CAN THEIR LOVE SURVIVETHE MOST SHOCKING REVELATION? SEXY COLLEGE SENIOR Jamie Atwood has fallen hard for MMA dark horse Michael "the Machine" Kage. With his hot muscled body, intoxicating green eyes, and proclivity for rough sex, Kage is a potent aphrodisiac to the innocent boy-next-door. The danger, the intrigue, the feel of his strong hand around his throat, the knowledge that his fighter would kill or die for him. From the moment Kage grabbed onto his hips and channeled all that masculine aggression into claiming his body, Jamie was ruined for anyone else. PASSIONS RUN HIGH as the lovers try to assimilate into each other's lives: coming out to family and friends, blending into the high-profile MMA world, dealing with Kage's sketchy uncle. But behind Kage's mask of strength and indifference lies a crippling vulnerability, and a devastating secret. As the mask comes off, past traumas surface, dark desires spin out of control, and the damaged fighter is driven to hurt the man he loves more than life itself.
Author: Stephen J. Ball, Carolina Junemann, Diego Santori
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Edu.net builds upon, and extends, a series of research studies of education policy networks and global policy mobilities. It draws on comprehensive data resulting from a Leverhulme Trust research study focused on Africa, and a study funded by the British Academy focused on India, which explored the way in which global actors and organisations bring policy ideas to bear and are joined up in a global education policy network. This timely and cutting-edge new work develops concepts, analyses and methods deployed in Education Plc (2008), Networks, New Governance and Education (2012) and Global Education Inc. (2012). The research is framed by an elaboration of Network Ethnography, an innovative method of policy research. Edu.net presents the substantive findings of the authors’ research by focusing on various kinds of policy movement – people, ideas, practices, methods, money. The book is about both global education policy and ways of researching policy in a global setting. It is an essential read for policy analysts, educational academic researchers and postgraduate education students alike.
Author: Maris Black
Two hot college wrestlers take it off the mat... All Jeremy Miller can think about is getting away from his abusive home life, making the wrestling team, and finally getting a real boyfriend. He's sick of being used by high-school football players who are too afraid to admit they like guys. What he doesn't count on is losing his heart to the gorgeous, golden-eyed captain of the wrestling team... Or having to keep their hot, sweaty nights a secret at all costs. With a wrestling scholarship, a shot at a national title, and a guaranteed spot in an elite sports medicine program, Beck has got it made. Yeah, he's gay and wishing he didn't have to hide it, but there will be plenty of time for dating after graduation. Until then, he doesn't need anything to get in the way of his big plans. Not even the adorable freshman wrestler he can't stop pinning to the mattress every chance he gets. Why won't the sexy little bastard stop tempting him?
Author: Kahn Santori Davison
Publisher: Willow Publishing
Poetry collection by Kahn Santori Davison. A photographer and music writer for the MetroTimes, Santori Davison has photographed and interviewed many notable artists, including Jack White of the White Stripes. Santori Davison is a Cave Canem and Kresge Fellow. Blaze explores the poet's quest for selfhood after he uncovers a long-buried family secret about his mother's death at the hands of his father and his father's suicide. The poet frames his life through his explorations of hip-hop and rock music.
It was a dark and sexy night. . . and she was in Trouble. Really! Budding journalist Lottie Santori is dying to escape her overprotective family and experience a little sexual adventure. And her upcoming, out-of-town (thank God! ) job, researching scary old Seaton House, offers some very definite possibilities. . . .
Author: Anita Hughes
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Brigit Palmer is thrilled to be on the Greek Island of Santorini. She's here for her wedding to Hollywood heart-throb Blake Crawford, one of America's most eligible bachelors. Brigit's parents have rented a villa, and soon guests will arrive from all over the world for the intimate ceremony. Brigit is a New York socialite, and she's just given up her position at a Manhattan law firm to run her father's philanthropic foundation. Things are finally falling into place. Love, career, family. Everything is going so well...until she steps into the garden and sees her ex-husband Nathaniel hiding in the rose bushes. Nathaniel, a failed novelist, announces that Blake sold the rights to the wedding to HELLO! Magazine for two million dollars (donated to charity), and he is the reporter assigned to write the story. Everyone expects Brigit to have her happily ever after, her mother who taught her how to lead the perfect lifestyle, her younger sister Daisy who impatiently wishes for her own love story, and of course her fiancée. Things are supposed to work out for them. But when Brigit discovers an unsettling secret about Blake, she questions everything she's ever believed about love, and wonders if she's not better off alone. Told in Anita Hughes' spectacularly descriptive prose, Santorini Sunsets is a story about family bonds, first loves, and the question of when to let go and when to hang on as tight as you can.
This is one super-sexy wedding night these five women will never forget! Meet the lucky bridesmaids: A totally hot FBI agent offers his full-body protection to very willing witness Bridget Donahue…. Stripper Leah Muldoon bares it all for a sexy stranger in a limo, much to their mutual satisfaction! Wild big-city attorney Mia Natale is in for the best sex of her life. But who is that other guy? When dancer Vanessa McKee unexpectedly sees a man from her past, they rediscover their insatiable lust! A breathless night in the arms of a seductive European lover should definitely spice up Gloria Santori's marriage….
Author: Leslie Kelly
Isabella Natale is living a double life. By day she turns out desserts in the family bakery. But at night she transforms into The Crimson Rose, Chicago's hottest exotic dancer, an enigmatic siren whose velvet mask and G-string drive men wild. Nobody knows about her secret—not even Nick Santori, the strip club's hot new bodyguard…and her first crush. He'd always treated little "Izzy" as just another sweet kid. But there's nothing sweet about his sizzling reaction to Rose…. So what's a girl to do but show the man of her dreams that while it's okay to look, it's much better to touch?
Author: Deborah Blake
A spellbinding new novel from the author of the Baba Yaga novels. Since Witches came out of the broom-closet in the early 21st century, they have worked alongside humans as police officers, healers, stock traders, and more. But they aren’t the only paranormal entities in our world... Police officer and Witch Donata Santori spends her days interrogating dead witnesses by summoning their spectral forms. Normally the job is little more than taking statements and filing reports. But when she’s called in on the case of a murdered art restorer, she finds herself suddenly in possession of a mystical portrait that both the human and paranormal communities would kill to get their hands on. Unable to take on the forces hunting her alone, Donata seeks help from two unlikely and attractive allies: a reluctant shape-changer and a half-dragon art forger. But as the three of them hurry to uncover the truth about the powerful painting, Donata realizes that she’s caught in the middle of not one but two wars—one for possession of the painting’s secrets and one for possession of her heart... Includes an exclusive preview of the next Baba Yaga novel, Wickedly Powerful. Praise for Deborah Blake and her novels “Paranormal romance at its best.”—Alex Bledsoe, author of Long Black Curl “Wonderfully imaginative.”—Harlequin Junkie “Fast-paced and addicting.”—Fresh Fiction
Today people all over the globe invoke the concept of culture to make sense of their world, their social interactions, and themselves. But how did the culture concept become so ubiquitous? In this ambitious study, Andrew Sartori closely examines the history of political and intellectual life in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Bengal to show how the concept can take on a life of its own in different contexts. Sartori weaves the narrative of Bengal’s embrace of culturalism into a worldwide history of the concept, from its origins in eighteenth-century Germany, through its adoption in England in the early 1800s, to its appearance in distinct local guises across the non-Western world. The impetus for the concept’s dissemination was capitalism, Sartori argues, as its spread across the globe initiated the need to celebrate the local and the communal. Therefore, Sartori concludes, the use of the culture concept in non-Western sites was driven not by slavish imitation of colonizing powers, but by the same problems that repeatedly followed the advance of modern capitalism. This remarkable interdisciplinary study will be of significant interest to historians and anthropologists, as well as scholars of South Asia and colonialism.