Guilty Pleasures Book
Score: 4
From 55 Ratings

Guilty Pleasures


  • Author : Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2002-09-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101146385

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Guilty Pleasures Excerpt :

Meet Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, in the first novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series that “blends the genres of romance, horror and adventure with stunning panache”(Diana Gabaldon). Laurell K. Hamilton’s bestselling series has captured readers’ wildest imaginations and addicted them to a seductive world where supernatural hungers collide with the desires of the human heart, starring a heroine like no other... Anita Blake is small, dark, and dangerous. Her turf is the city of St. Louis. Her job: re-animating the dead and killing the undead who take things too far. But when the city’s most powerful vampire asks her to solve a series of vicious slayings, Anita must confront her greatest fear—her undeniable attraction to master vampire Jean-Claude, one of the creatures she is sworn to destroy... “What The Da Vinci Code did for the religious thriller, the Anita Blake series has done for the vampire novel.”—USA Today

Avidly Reads Guilty Pleasures Book

Avidly Reads Guilty Pleasures


  • Author : Arielle Zibrak
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2021-05-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781479807123

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Avidly Reads Guilty Pleasures Excerpt :

"My guilty pleasure wasn’t just reading low-brow fiction or even female-authored fiction, it was being femme itself." What is it about ribald romance novels, luxurious interior design, and frothy wedding dresses that often make women feel their desires come with a shadow of shame? In Avidly Reads Guilty Pleasures, Arielle Zibrak considers the specifically pleasurable forms of feminine guilt and desire stimulated by supposedly “lowbrow” aesthetic tendencies. She takes up the overwhelming preoccupation with the experience of being humiliated, dominated, or even abused that has pervaded the stories that make up women’s culture—from eighteenth-century epistolary novels to popular twentieth-century teen magazine features to present-day romantic comedies. In three chapters—“Rough Sex,” “Expensive Sheets,” and “Saying Yes to the Dress”—that mirror the plot structures of feminine fictions themselves, this book tells the story of the desires that only the guiltiest of pleasures evoke. Zibrak reexamines documents of femme culture long dismissed as “trash” to reveal the surprisingly cathartic experiences produced by tales of domination, privilege, and the material trappings of the heteropatriarchy. Part of the Avidly Reads series, this slim book gives us a new way of looking at American culture. With the singular blend of personal reflection and cultural criticism featured in the series, Avidly Reads Guilty Pleasures reclaims women’s experiences for themselves.

A Million Guilty Pleasures Book
Score: 3.5
From 11 Ratings

A Million Guilty Pleasures


  • Author : C. L. Parker
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345548788

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A Million Guilty Pleasures Excerpt :

In this erotically charged sequel to A Million Dirty Secrets, demanding entrepreneur Noah Crawford, once he discovers the secret reason Lanie Talbot entered into their agreement in the first place, tries to end their relationship, but his feelings for her are too strong to let her go. Original.

Guilty Pleasures Book
Score: 2.5
From 3 Ratings

Guilty Pleasures


  • Author : Lawrence Sanders
  • Publisher : Putnam Adult
  • Release Date : 1998-02-01
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0399146903

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Guilty Pleasures Book

Guilty Pleasures


  • Author : Pamela Robertson
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 195
  • ISBN 10 : 0822317486

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Using detailed studies of stars such as Mae West, Joan Crawford and Madonna, Guilty Pleasures examines the tradition of feminist camp - a female form of aestheticism related to masquerade and rooted in burlesque, parallel but different to gay male camp.

Guilty Aesthetic Pleasures Book

Guilty Aesthetic Pleasures


  • Author : Timothy Aubry
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-09-03
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674988965

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Guilty Aesthetic Pleasures Excerpt :

For scholars invested in supporting or challenging dominant ideologies, the beauty of literature seemed frivolous, even complicit with social iniquities. Suspicion of aesthetics became a way to establish the rigor of one’s thought and the purity of one’s politics. Yet aesthetic pleasure never disappeared, Timothy Aubrey writes. It went underground.

Guilty Pleasures Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

Guilty Pleasures


  • Author : Laura Lee Guhrke
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2008-07-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061734526

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Guilty Pleasures Excerpt :

One of Daphne Wade's guilty pleasures is to watch the Duke of Tremore as he works, shirtless, on the excavation site of his ducal estate. Anthony Courtland is by far the most exciting and handsome man she has ever known, and she dreams of one day being able to speak with him without getting tongue tied. Anthony, meanwhile, only sees Daphne as a hard worker on his excavation team. He considers her a plain young lady and says so in a careless remark to a friend, unaware that Daphne is outside the library door, her heart shattering to pieces. So Daphne decides she will not be so silly any longer. She begins to be tutored in the social graces, forcing Anthony to see the beauty who has been right in front of his eyes.

Matt Tebbutt s Guilty Pleasures Book

Matt Tebbutt s Guilty Pleasures


  • Author : Matt Tebbutt
  • Publisher : Quercus Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-05-01
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 1782064672

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Matt Tebbutt s Guilty Pleasures Excerpt :

Shares a collection of indulgent guilty pleasure recipes, sneaking peanut butter, coffee, booze, and other favorite treats into such recipes as green tea pancakes, vodka marinated steak, and garlic and almond soup.

Guilty Pleasure Book

Guilty Pleasure


  • Author : Kevin Dickson
  • Publisher : Imprint
  • Release Date : 2018-06-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250122261

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Named a “Great Beach Read” by People Magazine “When you're packing your beach bag this summer, no doubt you'll want a copy of Guilty Pleasure tucked inside.” —E! Online Can Hollywood's hottest secret relationship survive a PRomance? Find out in this jaw-dropping sequel to Blind Item as three young Hollywood professionals strive to keep the industry’s most salacious scandals under wraps during awards season. Nicola faces her biggest challenge as a publicist when she is forced to represent her superstar ex-boyfriend, Seamus, when he returns from rehab. Her boss Gaynor is struggling to keep the PR agency afloat, and Seamus is one client who definitely won’t leave as long as Nicola is around. He’s willing to do anything to win her back—even start a fake relationship for some badly needed good publicity. Meanwhile, tabloid journalist Billy’s integrity is tested when he’s asked to print the inside scoop on a troubled star. And as for their bestie Kara? Miss Reality Show may have a sex tape on the market. With everyone's career and relationships in jeopardy, the three friends must trust each other again—before all their dirty secrets spill. An Imprint Book Named a “Summer Must-Read” by Life & Style Magazine An A grade from InTouch Magazine “Hollywood insiders ... pull back the curtain on celebrity scandals in this dishy sequel.” —People Magazine “Written by Hollywood insiders, this jaw-dropping novel is ripped from the headlines, and from the scandalous secrets that never made print!” —InTouch Magazine “Grab a bottle of wine, and let Dickson and Ketsoyan take you on a new dark yet refreshing Hollywood adventure. ... an A rating.” —Digital Journal Named one of the 10 Books You Must Add to Your Summer Reading List Right Now by Her Campus

Guilty Pleasures Book

Guilty Pleasures


  • Author : Constance Freeman
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2006-03
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN 10 : 9781411681026

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Guilty Pleasures Excerpt :

Vanessa is a beautiful young attorney with nothing but her career on her mind. She left a long-term relationship because she felt she didn't have the time to settle down. Until, she meets forbidden fruit. Dr. Preston Taylor, a handsome, young, separated yet married man that will make her forget all about her career and not having time for family. But...will her choice be easy since her ex is not completely out of her life. What about her handsome but untouchable client Terry Andrews? Her possibilities are endless. So what is a girl to do?

Guilty Pleasures Book

Guilty Pleasures


  • Author : Hugh McIntosh
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release Date : 2018-09-24
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9780813941660

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Guilty Pleasures Excerpt :

Guilty pleasures in one’s reading habits are nothing new. Late-nineteenth-century American literary culture even championed the idea that popular novels need not be great. Best-selling novels arrived in the public sphere as at once beloved and contested objects, an ambivalence that reflected and informed America’s cultural insecurity. This became a matter of nationhood as well as aesthetics: the amateurism of popular narratives resonated with the discourse of new nationhood. In Guilty Pleasures, Hugh McIntosh examines reactions to best-selling fiction in the United States from 1850 to 1920, including reader response to such best-sellers as Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Ben Hur, and Trilby as well as fictional representations—from Trollope to Baldwin—of American culture’s lack of artistic greatness. Drawing on a transatlantic archive of contemporary criticism, urban display, parody, and advertising, Guilty Pleasures thoroughly documents how the conflicted attitude toward popular novels shaped these ephemeral modes of response. Paying close attention to this material history of novel reading, McIntosh reveals how popular fiction’s unique status as socially saturating and aesthetically questionable inspired public reflection on what it meant to belong to a flawed national community.

Guilty Pleasures  Pin Ups by Keith Garvey Book

Guilty Pleasures Pin Ups by Keith Garvey


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : SQP
  • Release Date : 2015-03-07
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0865622442

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Guilty Pleasures Pin Ups by Keith Garvey Excerpt :

A "Garvey Girl" is that most perfect combination of sin, skin, and attitude that artist Keith Garvey has nurtured into his own massive following of fans. Here is a stunning gallery of sexy stunners in eye-popping, jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring full color! Embrace the guilt!

Guilty Pleasures Book

Guilty Pleasures


  • Author : Judith Cutler
  • Publisher : Severn House/ORIM
  • Release Date : 2011-12-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780100784

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A church party turns deadly for antiques dealer Lina Townend when she thwarts a thief in this British mystery. Helping out at a church fête is about the last thing Lina Townend wants to do on a beautiful summer’s afternoon. But since the vicar is an old friend, Lina finds herself agreeing to sell a bunch of bric-a-brac. Nothing too exciting happens at the harmless event—until someone tries to steal a tatty old snuff box. While the piece doesn’t look like much, it seems the box is valuable enough for the would-be thief to attack Lina’s business partner Griff, frame Lina for a crime—and kill an old friend. Lina never imagined a little old snuff box could cause so much trouble. Now, she has to clear her name by catching the real culprit, before anyone else gets snuffed out.

 Guilty Pleasures  Book

Guilty Pleasures


  • Author : Alice Guilluy
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-11-04
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781350163058

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In Guilty Pleasures, Alice Guilluy examines the reception of contemporary Hollywood romantic comedy by European audiences. She offers a new look at the romantic comedy genre through a qualitative study of its consumption by actual audiences. In doing so, she attempts to challenge traditional critiques of the genre as trite “escapism” at best, and dangerous “guilty pleasure” at worst. Despite this cultural anxiety, little work has been done on the genre's real audiences. Guilluy addresses this gap by presenting the results of a major qualitative study of the genre's reception, based on interview research with rom-com viewers in Britain, France and Germany, focusing on Sweet Home Alabama (2002, dir. Andy Tennant). Throughout the interviews, participants attempted to distance themselves from what they described as the “typical” rom-com viewer: the uneducated, gullible, overly emotional (American) woman. Guilluy calls this fantasy figure the “phantom spectatrix”. Guilluy complements this with a critical examination of the press reviews of the 20 biggest-grossing rom-coms at the worldwide box-office in order to contextualise the findings of her audience research.

Guilty Pleasures Book

Guilty Pleasures


  • Author : Cathy Yardley
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2010-10-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781426881213

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Guilty Pleasures Excerpt :

Mari Salazar has to get her act together--otherwise her backstreet restaurant will quickly become a been-there, done-that kind of thing. She risked everything to create her place, Guilty Pleasures, and she's willing to risk everything all over again just to save it. She doesn't have a plan, but she does have... Nick Avery is a super-sexy chef looking for a second chance. His once-four-star reputation is now no-star, thanks to a longtime rival. When Nick shows up on Mari's doorstep she knows it means trouble, and not just for her restaurant, either! Soon she's not only sampling his delectable dishes, she's sampling the chef himself. Together they cook up a sinful menu that garners many new patrons, but when opportunity knocks on Nick's door, with high-class offers, he must decide, as will Mari, what and who they truly desire...