Thirteen-year-old Lakshmi leaves her poor mountain home in Nepal thinking that she is to work in the city as a maid only to find that she has been sold into the sex slave trade in India and that there is no hope of escape. Suggested level: secondary.
She’s scared and broken, but soon she’ll be mine. I was only a boy when I saw my mother murdered in front of me. That does something to a man. It turns him hard, cold and makes him an addict for control. In all things. My desires are dark and what I’m interested in is far more than simple submission. I’ve been waiting for someone as broken as me. Someone who truly needs to give up complete control and rely on me to take away her pain. And then I found her. Katia. My kitten. The moment I laid eyes on her gorgeous face, full lips and seductive curves, she stole the air from my lungs. It’s been so long since I’ve wanted something so intensely. She devours my every waking moment, teasing me with just a taste. She’s stronger than she knows, but haunted by a past that won’t loosen its grip on her. She’s refused my collar and I know why. The last one she wore wasn’t by choice. But this time she’s going to beg for it.I can give her what he didn’t - true domination and trust. I’ll own her pleasure, her happiness and she can sate my desire for complete control. I only need her to give me a chance. Just one chance to buy her. The moment she agrees and steps on that stage at the auction, she’s mine. But she doesn’t have to worry, I’ll care for all her desires. *Sold is a full-length standalone DARK romance with an HEA, no cheating, and no cliffhanger.
Lakshmi is a thirteen-year-old girl who lives with her family in a small hut on a mountain in Nepal. Though she is desperately poor, her life is full of simple pleasures, like playing hopscotch with her best friend from school, and having her mother brush her hair by the light of an oil lamp. But when the harsh Himalayan monsoons wash away all that remains of the family's crops, Lakshmi's stepfather says she must leave home and take a job to support her family. He introduces her to a glamorous stranger who tells her she will find her a job as a maid in the city. Glad to be able to help, Lakshmi journeys to India and arrives at "Happiness House" full of hope. But she soon learns the unthinkable truth: she has been sold into prostitution.
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What kind of a woman would sell her own child? A monster. Tess was just eleven years old when her mother sold her to a rich elderly man. Grace ran a brothel in Croydon and she plunged her young daughter into a terrifying world of sex and depravity. Grace was ruthless in her pursuit of money and had a toxic mix of cunning and high ambition. Dangerous criminals visited the brothel every day, and Tess was exposed to things no little girl should see. A timid child who longed for her mother's love, she grew up in a world of unimaginable horrors with no one to turn to. Her mother ensured that Tess followed her footsteps and began selling herself. She later opened a brothel too, but became known for looking after her girls and running it as cleanly and as fairly as she could. Along the way she encountered some fascinating characters, including Christine Keeler, the Kray twins and Myra Hindley, as well as numerous well-known actors and politicians. Amazingly, after such a horrendous start in life, Tess has left prostitution and completely turned her life around. SOLD offers readers a shocking insight into a criminal underworld and is a compelling account of one woman's recovery from the ultimate betrayal.
Zana Muhsen, born and bred in Birmingham, is of Yemeni origin. When her father told her she was to spend a holiday with relatives in North Yemen, she jumped at the chance. Aged 15 and 13 respectively, Zana and her sister discovered that they had been literally sold into marriage, and that on their arrival they were virtually prisoners. They had to adapt to a completely alien way of life, with no running water, dung-plastered walls, frequent beatings, and the ordeal of childbirth on bare floors with only old women in attendance. After eight years of misery and humiliation Zana succeeded in escaping, but her sister is still there, and it seems likely that she will now never leave the country where she has spent more than half her life. This is an updated edition of Zana's account of her experiences.
A nostalgic look at days when-- making a living demanded ingenuity as well as hard work; life, devoid of today's electronic media bombardment, was simple; and entertainment was derived from simple pleasures; family life was close-knit and relationships cherished; simple gifts were appreciated; parents practiced discipline; the Generation Gap had not been discovered; education was taken seriously; friendships endured; moral values were taught at home; value was placed on handmade things; authority was respected; reading was not a lost art; consciences were heeded.
At an auction, a boy accidentally bids on and purchases a variety of objects of questionable value, but one of them turns out to be a real treasure.
This Paranormal Shifter Romance series is set in a dystopian future where fertile women are so rare that they are now bought and sold like commodities. Each book in the SOLD series follows the fortunes of a curvy heroine who has been sold to a pair of hunky shifters with some very interesting (and arousing!) results;) Each book features a different type of WereShifter and can be read standalone and in any order! Book 1 - Sold To The Dragons Curvy Kira Southerly has resigned herself to the fate of being SOLD to dragon shifters Blake & Steven. She is initially scared but she finds herself enjoying it much more than she expected, especially when she finds the dragons will have to share her in more ways than one.. Book 2 - Sold To The Bears Now it is the turn of curvy Lila to be SOLD to bear shifters Adrian and Grant. Long steamy nights of passion and menage-filled ecstasy are guaranteed for Lila however she has something else up her sleeve and the bears are in for a big surprise... Book 3 - Sold To The Alphas Curvy Rowan can not bear to watch her sister being given away, so she switches the documents and allows herself to be SOLD to hunky Alpha wolves Chase & Grayson. Only problem is, Rowan is one of the many infertile women left on the planet. How will the Alphas react when they find they have been sold a dud?
At an auction, a boy accidentally bids on and purchases a variety of objects of questionable value, but one of them turns out to be a real treasure.
"SOLD is a gift to real estate agents everywhere looking to double and triple their business with internet marketing." - Raymond Aaron. New York Times Top Ten Best-Selling Author, Acknowledged Real Estate Expert As a real estate agent ... Did you ever wonder why other real estate agents are at the top of Google and you're not, even though you do more business and are better than they are? Do you know a real estate agent who is getting so many leads from their website they are having to sell them to other agents? Have you ever thought there must be a way for a good real estate agent to use the internet to make money? Have you ever wanted to have an automated system to bring in a steady stream of high quality prospects every month on a reliable basis? These questions and more are answered in SOLD. In this book, you'll discover: Why cold-call prospecting and door-knocking are not only mind-numbing and demoralizing but also completely ineffective The appalling lie of traditional old school methods and how the internet will change your business forever How to avoid the common mistakes that are responsible for 80% of real estate agent failures How to generate more leads at low cost or even no cost using search engine optimization, Google Pay Per Click, social media and other online strategies How to quickly set yourself apart from other realtors and dominate your local market How to generate a steady stream of motivated, qualified clients - any time you need them - regardless of market conditions How to use "direct response" advertising to generate $10 for every single dollar you spend on advertising How to position yourself as an indispensable real estate professional (vs. a dreaded salesperson) so that most of your prospects wouldn't even consider talking with another real estate agent And much, much more "
Norah Chandler has been given a gracious graduation gift from her mother's boyfriend; an all-expense paid trip to Europe for the summer. She knows this is a ruse just to get her out of his way, but she takes it anyway. When her best friend backs out of the trip at the last minute Norah decides to take the trip alone. What's the worst that could happen? Liam Hastings has been in the dark part of the BDSM world for 8 years. He has become bored with his usual submissive's and decides to go deeper by purchasing a slave. When he discovers the girl he has purchased was kidnapped and not a willing slave, his world is turned upside down while trying to make this situation right. Should he give her freedom or keep her for himself?
Examines and explains the radical changes that have effected the art market during the past two decades, and offers an intimate look at Sotheby's, Peter Wilson, and other movers and shakers in the field
A collection of short stories only a closer could love
Rosella has been told not to go out past midnight, but when she is on her way home from a party things go terribly wrong. Rosella finds herself captured by vampires who sell humans to be slaves for vampires. Lost and mixed up in a world of vampires and werewolves she finds two strange boys by her side. Cole a werewolf, and William a vampire. Both has be dark sides and histories they dread to relive. With escape impossible she has no choice but to make do with her current situation. Little does she know the fairy tale she's always dreamed of could be within her grasp.
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Claudia's class needs to earn money for a field trip, so they're holding a rummage sale. Anna's team challenges Claudia's to a contest. Who can raise the most money and sell the most stuff? Anna and her friends are selling fashionable clothes, but Claudia thinks her team's quirky collectibles have a chance.
Lakshmi is a thirteen-year-old girl who lives with her family in a small hut on a mountain in Nepal. Though she is desperately poor, her life is full of simple pleasures, like playing hopscotch with her best friend from school, and having her mother brush her hair by the light of an oil lamp. But when the harsh Himalayan monsoons wash away all that remains of the family's crops, Lakshmi's stepfather says she must leave home and take a job to support her family. He introduces her to a glamorous stranger who tells her she will find her a job as a maid in the city. Glad to be able to help, Lakshmi journeys to India and arrives at "Happiness House" full of hope. But she soon learns the unthinkable truth: she has been sold into prostitution. An old woman named Mumtaz rules the brothel with cruelty and cunning. She tells Lakshmi that she is trapped there until she can pay off her family's debt—then cheats Lakshmi of her meager earnings so that she can never leave. Lakshmi's life becomes a nightmare from which she cannot escape. Still, she lives by her mother's words— Simply to endure is to triumph—and gradually, she forms friendships with the other girls that enable her to survive in this terrifying new world. Then the day comes when she must make a decision—will she risk everything for a chance to reclaim her life? Written in spare and evocative vignettes, this powerful novel renders a world that is as unimaginable as it is real, and a girl who not only survives but triumphs.
Robert Louis Stevenson once said that everyone lives by selling something. This was a sage statement from a productive mind. The word SOLD has a vibrant ring for most of us. It is a pivotal word in the world of Real Estate, and one that generally pervades our entire economic existence. There are several meanings attached to the word SOLD - including, for example: a completed transaction, an idea that has been accepted, or acceptance of a final bid at an auction; it is, however, used primarily in an economic context. Selling grew out of bartering or exchanging when one party had more bargaining power than the other. Bartering or exchanging grew out of the specialization of duties or chores that allowed us to enjoy equitable fruits of each other's labor. This system of specialization of tasks enabled us to survive and thrive, and we have never lost our desire to barter, buy or sell 'anything under the sun' - especially property. In this vein, our Celebrity Experts in Real Estate have honed this skill into a fine art with their acquired expertise. These men and women bring their experiences to share with you their proven methods and secrets that have made them successes in their fields. Their topics include analysis of sales, sales mindset, sales lead generation, legal concerns with investment property, and customer satisfaction for buyers and sellers among others. So what are you selling? ...Houses? ...Commercial property? ...Investments? Regardless of whether you are an experienced salesperson, new to sales, or you wish to review the most contemporary concepts in today's real estate market, the ideas that these Celebrity Experts bring to the table will be worth their weight in gold when you read and incorporate them into your daily work-schedule. In a manner of speaking, ...you will be SOLD! on them.