The Beauty of Kinbaku
Now, for the first time in English, a book which tells the complete story of the remarkable, sensual and provocative world of Japanese erotic bondage. This completely revised and updated second edition, written by renowned authority and teacher Master "K", draws upon his 40 years of interest, study and practice, much of it in Japan and is the most comprehensive volume on its subject. Since its debut in 2008 it has been embraced world-wide as the definitive reference. In fact, it continued as a bestseller when translated into Japanese in 2013! Here is what some of the Kinbaku luminaries in Japan had to say about the book: Nureki Chimuo, legendary Japanese rope master, said: "It is a wonderful, complete book . . . I have never before seen a volume that expresses both such love for rope and such understanding of the subject . . . You have done a splendid job of pulling everything together into an accurate, concise work. I am just so impressed. You have my deep respect and admiration." Naka Akira continues: ". . . when I looked inside it I was extremely surprised and impressed. Was it really possible that a book that explained Japanese kinbaku in such depth existed? . . . The content is very well put together. It's amazing! Arisue Go comments: "Master K is the most notable and expert writer-researcher on this subject ... he has touched upon the very essence of Japan's culture in his excellent work." Osada Steve adds: "Master "K" promises, and Master "K" delivers. This book is a masterpiece, the mother of all books on Kinbaku/Shibari. It's the yardstick with which all future books on the subject will be measured. Included in this large format soft-cover are chapters with: * The origins and history of Kinbaku-from ancient times to the present day * Its evolution as an art form, from medieval martial art to modern eroticism * Thirty mini biographies of the most famous & accomplished artists in Kinbaku history * Nearly one hundred rare, historical illustrations and photographs, some unique to this edition * A new photo gallery for the Second Edition with 50 stunningly beautiful photographs of ties by shibari artist and teacher Master "K", many published here for the first time! * An extensive and expanded glossary for the Second Edition that describes and defines all of the classic and current kinbaku ties and terms * A clearly illustrated "How-to" section showing you how to complete two of the most important ties upon which many tying patterns are based * An extensive bibliography of all the English and Japanese literature on this fascinating subject * An index
Story of O
A beautiful Parisian fashion photographer must prove her devotion to her lover by becoming his sexual slave.
The Art of the Novel
In seven independent, but closely related chapters, the author presents his personal conception of the European novel, which he describes as 'an art born of the laughter of God'.
The coming of the Blood Moon will lead two Lycan packs into war, spur two rival brothers into conflict, and spark an act of vengeance so evil that its effects will be felt for generations. One woman stands at the center of it all... After years of waiting, the Blood Law is at last avenged. Lycan Alpha Lucien Mondragon takes revenge on his brother, Rafael. Lucien is poised to slay Rafael's life mate, the Lycan/Slayer half-breed Falon- but cannot complete the kill. For Falon's mystical powers and fiery nature awaken a heart Lucien thought long dead. Instead of ending her life, Lucien defiantly marks Falon as his own, tormenting his brother to insanity and spurning Rafael's blood thirst for his own revenge. Though terrified by the savage Lucien, Falon finds herself inexplicably drawn to his primal rage and strength by a desire she cannot resist. Torn between the true love she has for Rafael and the burning hunger she holds for Lucien, Falon knows that the will of her heart will lead her to her destined life mate. But it may also doom the Alpha brothers-and the Lycan race-to extinction...
A captivating paranormal from a rising voice in erotic romance. As undisputed Alpha, Rafael must choose a life mate to preserve the dominance of his Lycan pack. He never suspected his mate would be a human, the same wounded girl-woman he seduced from the brink of death. Falon is a dangerous combination of Lycan and Slayer-bred to destroy his kind. She's also a mesmerizing beauty whose sensuality tempts the warrior to take risks. Surrendering to their primal heat could destroy them both...for a vengeful foe awaits to take what is rightfully his by Blood Law.
Snowfall on Haven Point
There's no place like Haven Point for the holidays, where the snow conspires to bring two wary hearts together for a Christmas to remember It's been two rough years since Andrea Montgomery lost her husband, and all she wants is for her children to enjoy their first Christmas in Haven Point. But then Andie's friend asks a favor—to keep an eye on her brother, Sheriff Marshall Bailey, who's recovering from a hit and run. Andie will do anything for Wyn, even park her own misgivings to check on her grouchy, wounded bear of a brother. Marshall hates feeling defenseless and resents the protective impulses that Andie brings out in him. But when a blizzard forces them together for the holidays, something in Marshall begins to thaw. Andie's gentle nature is a salve, and her kids' excitement for the holidays makes him forget why he never wanted a family. If only he and Andie can admit what they really want—each other—their Christmas wishes might come true after all.
This book tells the story of the making of the legendary film The Misfits (1961), directed by John Huston and starring Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable and Montgomery Clift. As part of the promotional strategy for the film, The Magnum photographic agency was given the exclusive right to take photographs during the shooting. Eight of its most famous photographers covered the production, both on and off the set. Two hundred of their pictures are reproduced in The Misfits in rich duotone, providing both a fascinating documentary of the making of a film and an intimate portrait of three of the most famous film stars of all time. The photographs are accompanied by an essay recounting the tragic and triumphant story of the film and an interview with Arthur Miller, husband of Marilyn Monroe and writer of the movie.
Photography and the Art of Seeing
"How to perceive and photograph subjects using focused awareness and dynamic design. Includes color photographs and instructional guidance."--Provided by publisher.
Reads manga style, front to back and right to left.