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Author:Bethany, Susan
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Please, Ma'am

Rachel Kramer Bussel

Cleis Press

2246 Sixth St., Berkeley, CA 93710

9781573443883, $14.95,

A women with power is sexy. "Please Ma'am: Erotic Stories of Male Submission" is a collection of erotic stories focusing on the men who want to be dominated and controlled by women who want to dominate and control. A fine collection for those who are very much into this sort of thing, "Please Ma'am" is very much worth considering for any erotica collection.

The Memoirs of Virginia Lord

Marianne Pilgrim

Privately Published

9781452802749, $14.95

Life has changed, and love has most definitely changed. "The Memoirs of Virginia Lord" is a story of love in the 1930s, as Virginia Lord, a woman traveling abroad and her romantic endeavors with not only American men, but one Englishman who seems to catch her eye. An enticing read of love and courtship in a way that has long gone past, "The Memoirs of Virginia Lord" is a read that shouldn't be missed.

The Miserly Mind

Elise Cooke

Outskirts Press

10940 South Parker Road, #515, Parker, CO 80134

9781432750459, $19.95,

The best way to make money is not to spend it. "The Miserly Mind: 12 1/2 Secrets of the Freakishly Frugal" is a guide to becoming a millionaire through not spending like one. Avoiding expenses, finding the best deals, saving money, and raising money, Elise Cooke comes to readers with plenty of thoughtful wisdom. "The Miserly Mind" is a thoughtful read with plenty of advice.


Avner Hershlag


1663 Liberty Drive, Bloomington, IN 47403

9781440183874, $18.95,

Children can be the joy of lives, but they can also be a dreadful omen. "Misconception" tells the story of Dr. Anya Krim, a woman who is uncertain of her own willingness to become a mother as she deals with the women of high level politics and their own mysteries of fertility, as the First Lady has a child of unknown origin, a comatose senator's daughter becomes pregnant, and more. "Misconception" is a medical thriller circling around pregnancy, a riveting read.

Blood and Silk

Carol McKay

Privately Published

c/o Kelley & Hall (publicity)

5 Briar Lane, Marblehead, MA 01945

9781439207628, $25.95

Jesus may have been divine, but he was also a man. "Blood and Silk: The Hidden Love Story of Mary of Magdala and Jesus of Nazareth" looks at the human side of Christ, who embraced Mary Magdalene as more than a simple following of his preachings. Reflecting on the...

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