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Desire and Fear

Desire And Fear: In The Garden Of Something Called God


In the future, an exotic, soign e, and private nightclub catering to the privileged, The Black Orchid, somewhere in the city, is the shadowed stage upon which the mystifying rituals of desire and fear play out for the lives of a group of interconnected people divulging and shaping their destinies.Alexandar, a wealthy man who is the epitome of male beauty and sexuality, is the host to a constellation of mysterious figures who are ensorcelled in a bizarre tango-esque drama unknown to all of them.The eccentric company arrives to this mise-en-sc ne from all corners of the world and discovers that they are strangely bound together by hate, evil, sex, lust, or love. Among this assortment of spellbinding characters is Alexandar, the powerful, rakish co-owner of The Black Orchid; the witchlike Saha, also co-owner of the nightclub with Alexandar, who possesses a disorienting sway over the peculiar entourage; Joshua, menacing and brutal, holds court with the avaricious, the wicked, and the saintly; the enigmatic veiled Ariadne, mystically beautiful, is a temptress who has beguiled the past, the present, and the approaching future. And, divinely, Brontis, Ariadne's stepson, an incandescent stunningly beautiful young man, is the harbinger of the Secret's Secret. In the guise of a search for truth, the guests on this stage of light and darkness are by turns victims and victimizers performing a ritual-ceremony of desire and fear that mingles sex and lust with the innermost mysteries of the Garden of Something called God.If the subject of sex, or deflowering language offends you, do not read this book. But if you do, don t be afraid to look deep within yourself as you read Desire and Fear. These words, that you shall encounter, are the blueprint of your soul, if you believe that you have one. This is not a pretentious pronouncement. Desire and Fear is an avenue upon which all souls do travel.



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  • Format: Paperback
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
  • ISBN-13: 9781502314338
  • ISBN: 1502314339
  • Publication Year: 2014
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HPB condition ratings
  • New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition.
  • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
  • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
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