The Player Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Player

  • Author : Claire Contreras
  • Publisher : EverAfter Romance
  • Release Date : 2016-10-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 1682307158

The Player Excerpt :

I'm naturally gifted on the field and between the sheets. With flashy cars and enough media attention to put the Royal Family to shame, I’m the definition of Most Eligible Bachelor. Every man wants to be me and every woman wants to tame me. Until Camila. The moment I lay eyes on her, I know I have to have her. She wants to keep me at arm's length. I want her naked in my bed. She thinks our worlds are too different. All I want her to think about is screaming my name. She says I’m bad news. I have three weeks to prove her wrong.

The Player Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

The Player

  • Author : Kresley Cole
  • Publisher : Valkyrie Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN 10 : 9780997215113

The Player Excerpt :

#1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole brings readers the third book of the erotic Game Maker Series, a searing tale of a man racked with dark desires and the beautiful young woman who could sate him at last. A madman with a shadowed past . . . In Las Vegas, Sin City, Dmitri Sevastyan finds her, Victoria Valentine—sexy, vulnerable, and in need of a protector. Obsession takes root deep inside him. Despite a history tainted with violation and betrayal, he will stop at nothing to possess her. A grifter with nothing to lose . . . Descended from a long line of con artists, twenty-four-year-old Victoria, a.k.a. Vice, needs the score of a lifetime to keep her loved ones safe. She sets her sights on gorgeous and rich Dmitri Sevastyan. Even as the irresistible Russian toys with her body and mind, he tempts her heart. Love is the ultimate wild card. When Vice and her associates maneuver Dmitri into a hasty Vegas wedding, he refuses to protect himself with a prenup, trusting her with all that he has. But can she trust him? As secrets unfold, the newlyweds share days of doubts and nights of the wickedest pleasures. Yet once Vice discovers her husband’s past, will she stay to fight for her marriage or cut her losses and run?

Scoring the Player Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Scoring the Player

  • Author : Samantha Lind
  • Publisher : Samantha Lind
  • Release Date : 2018-02-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

Scoring the Player Excerpt :

Cocky, man whore, player…. Those are all ways I have been described by the media and countless women. Are they accurate? Possibly. But, that’s all I let the media see of me, Brian Kelly, defensive player for the Indianapolis Eagles Hockey team. I have no intentions of settling down and changing the media's perception of me. I can’t tell if women are after me for my bank account, the status symbol of being with a professional athlete, or if they really want me for me. Then I meet her. The one woman who doesn’t let my charm affect her or cause her to jump directly into my bed. Can I possibly change my ways and settle down? Grounded, selfless, giving…. Those are all the ways my family and friends have described me. Are they right? Possibly. But, I’m so much more, and need some passion and excitement in my life. My best friend is moving on and I want that someone special to share all that life has to offer. Let it be known that I, Kinley Williams, want the right someone special. So why did he have to crash into me? The one man who is so clearly wrong for me. Then again, he doesn’t seem like anything the tabloids claim him to be. So is he really all that wrong?

A Multimodal Approach to Video Games and the Player Experience Book

A Multimodal Approach to Video Games and the Player Experience

  • Author : Weimin Toh
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-10-25
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351184755

A Multimodal Approach to Video Games and the Player Experience Excerpt :

This volume puts forth an original theoretical framework, the ludonarrative model, for studying video games which foregrounds the empirical study of the player experience. The book provides a comprehensive introduction to and description of the model, which draws on theoretical frameworks from multimodal discourse analysis, game studies, and social semiotics, and its development out of participant observation and qualitative interviews from the empirical study of a group of players. The volume then applies this approach to shed light on how players’ experiences in a game influence how they understand and make use of game components in order to progress its narrative. The book concludes with a frame by frame analysis of a popular game to demonstrate the model’s principles in action and its subsequent broader applicability to analyzing video game interaction and design. Offering a new way forward for video game research, this volume is key reading for students and scholars in multimodality, discourse analysis, game studies, interactive storytelling, and new media.

The Player s Playmate Book

The Player s Playmate

  • Author : Nidhi Bhardwaj
  • Publisher : Ukiyoto Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-07-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811801792

The Player s Playmate Excerpt :

“I was thinking what would happen if I sat down on one knee…” Xander spoke as he sat down on his knee in front of me. “And asked you to be my girl.” He added as he put his hand out for me to grab. “I would hit you in the head with a frying pan like Rapunzel and ask you to go to the doctor to see if I fixed your head.” I told him as I hit him at the back of his head. They were supposed to be best friends for life. That is until they found something that made them grow closer...Going through the drama of highschool, the hurt of being betrayed by someone close to heart and a bunch of fun moments, Eleanor Ambrosia and Xander King find their own version of always and forever...

Playing the Player Book
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

Playing the Player

  • Author : Lisa Brown Roberts
  • Publisher : Entangled: Crush
  • Release Date : 2015-09-14
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 323
  • ISBN 10 : 9781633752245

Playing the Player Excerpt :

"From the great cover to the intriguing synopsis, Lisa Brown Roberts brings a whole new twist to your typical good girl vs player type-of-story." -Jackie, Jackie's Book World Trina Clemons needed the money. Why else would she - the most organized, prepared student in school - spend the summer as a nanny and partner with the biggest slacker ever? Now she's ready to tackle nannyhood with her big binder of research and schedules. Just don't ask her about the secret job of "fixing" the bad habits of a certain high school player... Slade Edmunds prefers easy hook-ups, and Trina is definitely not his type. She's all structure and rules, while Slade wants to just have fun. Fortunately, Trina has no idea about the bet Slade made with his best friend that he can totally get her to unwind by the end of summer... Then the weirdest thing happens. There's chemistry. A lot of it. But nothing gets between a boy and a girl like a big, fat secret... Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains a straight/gay BFF bromance, an irresistibly kissable bad boy, a good girl who wants to be kissed, some epic babysitting fails, and the occasional f-bomb.

The Player s Guide to Getting Laid in the Kitchen Book

The Player s Guide to Getting Laid in the Kitchen

  • Author : Darren Nash and Rita Johnson
  • Publisher : Booktango
  • Release Date : 2016-01-19
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781468967531

The Player s Guide to Getting Laid in the Kitchen Excerpt :

This cookbook is kind of a Relationship, meet and greet and have fun Book.

Don t Hate the Player Book

Don t Hate the Player

  • Author : Alexis Nedd
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2021-06-15
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781547605033

Don t Hate the Player Excerpt :

"Refreshingly voice-y, wildly smart, and genuinely hilarious." - Casey McQuiston, New York Times bestselling author of Red, White & Royal Blue From an exciting new voice comes a funny and heartfelt YA romance set in the world of competitive gaming, perfect for fans of Opposite of Always and Slay. Emilia Romero is living a double life. By day, she's a field hockey star with a flawless report card. But by night, she's kicking virtual ass as the only female member of a highly competitive eSports team. Emilia has mastered the art of keeping her two worlds thriving, which hinges on them staying completely separate. That's in part to keep her real-life persona, but also for her own safety, since girl gamers are often threatened and harassed. When a major eSports tournament comes to her city, Emilia is determined to prove herself to her team and the male-dominated gaming community. But her perfectly balanced life is thrown for a loop when a member of a rival team recognizes her . . . Jake Hooper has had a crush on Emilia since he was ten years old. When his underdog eSports team makes it into the tournament, he's floored to discover she's been leading a double life. The fates bring Jake and Emilia together as they work to keep her secret, even as the pressures of the tournament and their non-gaming world threaten to pull everything apart. Debut author Alexis Nedd has crafted a YA combo-punch of charming romance and virtual adventure that will win the hearts of gamers and non-gamers alike.

The Game Remains but the Players Change    Book

The Game Remains but the Players Change

  • Author : P. Los
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2019-12-01
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 9781728338361

The Game Remains but the Players Change Excerpt :

This book is about seeing the real world and people from another perspective, and not the imaginary world of how people and the world ought to be. Real street players and men of business don't see the real world with a mindset of hopes and dreams, nor with mediocre views. They see the world as it is, and how people truly are. Real players and business men see people based on their desires, wants and emotional experiences. Some of those experiences whether past or present has forced people to become rigid and selfish for survival, protection, getting money, secret relationships, emotionally with-drawn due to their emotional and psychological pain from past experiences, and dealing with those trust issues to conceal and never reveal themselves and always have the upper hand in any situation.This book is based on reality and not theories.

The Player Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Player

  • Author : Michael Tolkin
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2007-12-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN 10 : 9781555847470

The Player Excerpt :

The “shrewd, entertainingly dark Hollywood novel” that inspired the award-winning Robert Altman film (The New York Times Book Review). Hollywood insider Michael Tolkin perfectly skewers the movie-making business through the mind of Griffin Mill, senior vice president of production at a major Hollywood studio. Ruthlessly ambitious, Mill is driven to control the levers of America’s dream-making machinery. He listens to writers pitch him stories all day, sitting in judgment of their fantasies, their lives. But now one writer whose pitch he responded to so glibly is sending him mortally threatening postcards. Squeezed between the threat to his life and the threat to his job, Mill’s deliberate and horrifying response spins him into a nightmare. Then he meets the sad and beautiful June Mercator and his obsession for her threatens to destroy them both. “One of the most wounding and satirical of all Hollywood exposes.” —Los Angeles Times “In its wry, acerbic description of life behind the studio gates Tolkin’s book recalls F. Scott Fitzgerald . . . and the vengeful comedy of Nathaniel West’s The Day of the Locust.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Player Of Games Book
Score: 4
From 82 Ratings

The Player Of Games

  • Author : Iain M. Banks
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Release Date : 2008-09-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780748110063

The Player Of Games Excerpt :

The second Culture novel from the awesome imagination of Iain M. Banks, a modern master of science fiction. The Culture - a human/machine symbiotic society - has thrown up many great Game Players, and one of the greatest is Gurgeh. Jernau Morat Gurgeh. The Player of Games. Master of every board, computer and strategy. Bored with success, Gurgeh travels to the Empire of Azad, cruel and incredibly wealthy, to try their fabulous game ... a game so complex, so like life itself, that the winner becomes emperor. Mocked, blackmailed, almost murdered, Gurgeh accepts the game, and with it the challenge of his life - and very possibly his death. Praise for the Culture series: 'Epic in scope, ambitious in its ideas and absorbing in its execution' Independent on Sunday 'Banks has created one of the most enduring and endearing visions of the future' Guardian 'Jam-packed with extraordinary invention' Scotsman 'Compulsive reading' Sunday Telegraph The Culture series: Consider Phlebas The Player of Games Use of Weapons The State of the Art Excession Inversions Look to Windward Matter Surface Detail The Hydrogen Sonata Other books by Iain M. Banks: Against a Dark Background Feersum Endjinn The Algebraist