Addiction to Love
Author: Susan Peabody
Publisher: Celestial Arts
Love addiction manifests in many forms, from Fatal Attraction-type obsessive lust to less extreme but nonetheless psychologically and emotionally harmful forms. The most common of these is staying in a bad relationship because of a fear of being alone-the "I hate you but don'¬?t leave me" relationship. In ADDICTION TO LOVE, recovering love addict Susan Peabody explains the variety of ways this disorder plays out, from the obsessively doting love addict to the addict who can'¬?t disentangle from an unfulfilling, dead-end relationship. Peabody provides an in-depth and easy-to-follow recovery program for those suffering from this unhealthy and often dangerous addiction and explains how to create a loving, safe, and fulfilling relationship. A seminal work on unhealthy and obsessive behaviors in love, and how to change behavior to have a positive relationship. This third edition includes a new introduction and revisions to the text throughout. Some symptoms of love addiction include love at first sight, excessive fantasizing, abnormal jealousy, nagging, and accepting dishonesty. Even relationships with parents, children, siblings, or friends may be addictive-dependency is not always related to romantic love. Previous editions have sold more than 40,000 copies."Love addiction is a three-headed serpent that Susan Peabody adeptly slays. This is the quintessential book for any love addict or counselor needing to fully understand this highly prevalent and complex disorder. Susan detects and dissects aspects of this condition not comprehended in other books of its kind. Recovery is possible. This book makes it possible to take the succinct steps necessary toward a loving and reciprocal long-term intimate relationship."-Sudi Scull, M.F.T., C.N., psychotherapist and nutritionist From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Natasha Peters
Publisher: Ace Books
The Tyranny of Metrics
Author: Jerry Z. Muller
Publisher: Princeton University Press
How the obsession with quantifying human performance threatens our schools, medical care, businesses, and government Today, organizations of all kinds are ruled by the belief that the path to success is quantifying human performance, publicizing the results, and dividing up the rewards based on the numbers. But in our zeal to instill the evaluation process with scientific rigor, we've gone from measuring performance to fixating on measuring itself. The result is a tyranny of metrics that threatens the quality of our lives and most important institutions. In this timely and powerful book, Jerry Muller uncovers the damage our obsession with metrics is causing--and shows how we can begin to fix the problem. Filled with examples from education, medicine, business and finance, government, the police and military, and philanthropy and foreign aid, this brief and accessible book explains why the seemingly irresistible pressure to quantify performance distorts and distracts, whether by encouraging "gaming the stats" or "teaching to the test." That's because what can and does get measured is not always worth measuring, may not be what we really want to know, and may draw effort away from the things we care about. Along the way, we learn why paying for measured performance doesn't work, why surgical scorecards may increase deaths, and much more. But metrics can be good when used as a complement to—rather than a replacement for—judgment based on personal experience, and Muller also gives examples of when metrics have been beneficial. Complete with a checklist of when and how to use metrics, The Tyranny of Metricsis an essential corrective to a rarely questioned trend that increasingly affects us all.
Author: Sloan Christopher
Forensic psychologist Jess Mitchell has returned to her hometown as a favor to her father, the Chief of Police, to assist local authorities in the investigation of a series of seemingly unrelated murders. She is partnered with the lead detective, Staff-Sergeant Kevin Slater, a sexy cop who is the very image of the man from a recent dream. Their close working relationship develops into a steamy love affair which takes a perilous turn when the killer becomes obsessed with Jess after an overlooked clue leads her into his world...the kinky underworld of bondage, domination, and sadomasochism. Jess and Kevin must then go undercover and assume "the lifestyle" as they race against the clock to find the link between the crimes and unearth a dangerous criminal before he strikes again. Will they become victims of a vicious killer, or will they become ensnared by a fascinating new world that goes completely against their vows to protect and to serve?
Extraordinary stories of crime, passion, and adventure from The Atavist magazine, the trailblazing leader in longform narrative writing. Since its inception, The Atavist Magazine has been a pioneer of today’s longform journalism renaissance. Now, Love and Ruin brings ten of the magazine’s most astonishing stories into print for the first time. These writers have taken reporting to the extremes of nature, turned inward to explore what makes us human, and burrowed deep into archives in search of mysterious figures and events more surprising than anything in contemporary fiction. What unifies these nonfiction masterpieces is the keen eye with which their writers capture the details of human experience, and their knack for hooking us into a story and never letting go. With stories by: James Verini • Leslie Jamison • Vanessa Veselka • Jon Mooallem • Cris Beam • Brooke Jarvis • David Dobbs • Adam Higginbotham • Evan Ratliff • Matthew Shaer
Author: Cristiane Serruya
Publisher: Between the Pages LLC
Ethan... My desire for Sophia consumes me night and day. I know my jealousy pushed her away, but I’ll do anything get her back. Even if that means dealing with shady, underground lords. Alistair… I’m enthralled with Sophia. Now that she’s finally agreed to be in a relationship with me, I’ll start to push her boundaries, introducing her to my darker side. But I'll need to be careful, so I don’t scare her away. She’s too good to lose. Sophia... I’m excited by Alistair’s kinkiness but scared, at the same time. I wonder if I can tame him. But what if I do and he finds out about my terrible past misdeeds and then rejects me. Because, really...who wouldn’t? Beauty, BDSM, and billionaires come together in a sexy contemporary romance romp. Steamy and suspenseful, if you liked E.L. James’ Fifty Shades or the titillating tales of J. Kenner, you’ll LOVE the TRUST series! USA TODAY Bestselling Author Cristiane Serruya does it again with another love story.
A Dangerous Obsession
Author: Alice Frank
Publisher: Memoirs Publishing
For more than two years, Rose Elders and her daughter Elizabeth were hounded, bullied and intimidated almost to the point of madness, all because certain junior public servants misused their power, while senior ones who could have stopped it failed to use theirs as they should have. It all started when Elizabeth found she was being stalked by a well-known local misfit who was clearly trying to gain power over the women in order to get his hands on their money. He made a trumped-up claim to the local Social Services mental health team that Elizabeth was abusing her mother, and when Elizabeth complained that he was stalking her he accused her of libel. Then the social worker who had appointed herself to handle the case, for perverted reasons of her own, decided to take the stalker’s side and set out to have Elizabeth certified. Fortunately, her attempts were thwarted by doctors who knew better, but this did not prevent her from making the Elders’ life hell for two years.The author has written A Dangerous Obsession, based on a true story, to show how open to abuse UK mental health legislation is.
Author: Pipin Ferreras, Linda Robertson
Publisher: Harper Collins
The Cuban-born champion in the dangerous sport of freediving offers an intriguing inside look at the controversial and deadly sport while describing his life with his wife Audrey Mestre, a former French marine biology student who, in October 2002, died while trying to break the world freediving record held by her husband. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
My Deadly Valentine
Author: Valerie Hansen, Lynette Eason
Publisher: Steeple Hill
Dangerous Admirer by Valerie Hansen Someone's stalking Rachel Hollister. With suspects at every turn, it's deputy Jase Morgan's job to halt the menace shadowing her steps. As the most romantic holiday of the year approaches, can she trust this charming officer with her life…and her heart? Dark Obsession by Lynette Eason Hang-up calls, graffiti, break-ins at her shop right before Valentine's Day… Someone wants to scare Holly Maddox—and it's working. Her high school sweetheart, Eli Brody, comes to the rescue, but surely the handsome detective doesn't really plan to stay. There's nowhere for Holly to turn as danger—and heartbreak—start closing in.
Sex and Love
Author: Eric Griffin-Shelley
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
More than 10 years ago the US National Institute of Health identified sexual addiction as a research priority. Experts now conservatively estimate a prevalence rate of 5 percent of the American population. Eric Griffin-Shelley provides a detailed definition of sex and love addiction as well as an outline of treatment and recovery.
Author: Ian McEwan
Publisher: Vintage Canada
In one of the most striking opening scenes ever written, a bizarre ballooning accident and a chance meeting give birth to an obsession so powerful that an ordinary man is driven to the brink of madness and murder by another's delusions. Ian McEwan brings us an unforgettable story—dark, gripping, and brilliantly crafted—of how life can change in an instant. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Love Inspired Suspense brings you three new titles! Enjoy these suspenseful romances of danger and faith. TOP SECRET TARGET Military K-9 Unit Dana Mentink Lieutenant Ethan Webb is ordered to protect his ex-wife from a serial killer, but when he and his K-9 partner arrive, he discovers that private investigator Kendra Bell is posing as the target. Ethan will have to draw out a killer without losing his heart. HIDDEN AWAY Sharon Dunn When Isabel Connor stumbles on a smuggling ring, her only choices are to run…or die. It’s a struggle for her to trust anyone, yet undercover investigator Jason Enger is the only ally she has as she flees from danger—and finds herself heading straight into a deadly storm. DANGEROUS OBSESSION The Security Specialists Jessica R. Patch Wilder Flynn, owner of a private security company, vows to protect Cosette LaCroix, his behavioral expert, from a stalker. But can he accomplish the mission without breaking his strict code against dating employees? Or revealing the deep, dark secrets he’s held close all these years?
The Dangerous Passion
Author: David M. Buss
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Why do men and women cheat on each other? How do men really feel when their partners have sex with other men? What worries women more -- men who turn to other women for love or men who simply want sexual variety in their lives? Can the jealousy husbands and wives experience over real or imagined infidelities be cured? Should it be? In this surprising and engaging exploration of men's and women's darker passions, David Buss, acclaimed author of The Evolution of Desire, reveals that both men and women are actually designed for jealousy. Drawing on experiments, surveys, and interviews conducted in thirty-seven countries on six continents, as well as insights from recent discoveries in biology, anthropology, and psychology, Buss discovers that the evolutionary origins of our sexual desires still shape our passions today. According to Buss, more men than women want to have sex with multiple partners. Furthermore, women who cheat on their husbands do so when they are most likely to conceive, but have sex with their spouses when they are least likely to conceive. These findings show that evolutionary tendencies to acquire better genes through different partners still lurk beneath modern sexual behavior. To counteract these desires to stray -- and to strengthen the bonds between partners -- jealousy evolved as an early detection system of infidelity in the ancient and mysterious ritual of mating. Buss takes us on a fascinating journey through many cultures, from pre-historic to the present, to show the profound evolutionary effect jealousy has had on all of us. Only with a healthy balance of jealousy and trust can we be certain of a mate's commitment, devotion, and true love.
Erotomania is the most bizarre disorder of obsessive stalkers -- the delusional belief that their victims are actually in love with them. This true-life saga takes us into the world of Doreen Orion, a psychiatrist who became prey to one of her own patients. She finds herself the subject of obsessive love & tries to free herself of her patient, a calculating woman who has followed Orion state-to-state. Provides case histories of stalking victims. Discusses the need for treatment of erotomaniacs. Points out problems in existing anti-stalking laws. Guide to organizations that assist victims. Protective measures to deter a potential stalker.