The Professional: Part 1 (The Game Maker, #1a) by Kresley ColeHe makes the rules . . .
Mafiya enforcer Aleksandr The Siberian Sevastyan’s loyalty to his boss is unwavering, until he meets the boss’s long-lost daughter, a curvy, tantalizing redhead who haunts his mind and heats his blood like no other. Ordered to protect her, Sevastyan will do anything to possess her as well—on his own wicked terms.
Rules are made to be broken . . .
PhD student Natalie Porter had barely recovered from her first sight of the breathtakingly gorgeous Sevastyan before the professional hit man whisks her away to Russia, thrusting her into a world of extreme wealth and wanton pleasures. With every day she spends under his protection, she falls deeper under his masterful spell.
Are you ready to play?
Yet all is not as it seems. To remove Natalie from an enemy’s reach, Sevastyan spirits her into hiding. From an opulent palace in Russia to the decadent playgrounds of the mega-wealthy in Paris, the two lovers will discover that even their darkest—and most forbidden—fantasies can come true…
The Divine Comedy (Dramatic Reading)
The Divine Comedy
It is followed by Purgatorio and Paradiso. In the poem, Hell is depicted as nine concentric circles of torment located within the Earth; it is the "realm The poet finds himself lost in a dark wood selva oscura  , astray from the "straight way" diritta via ,  also translatable as "right way" of salvation. He sets out to climb directly up a small mountain, but his way is blocked by three beasts he cannot evade: a lonza  usually rendered as " leopard " or " leopon " ,  a leone  lion , and a lupa  she-wolf. The three beasts, taken from the Jeremiah , are thought to symbolize the three kinds of sin that bring the unrepentant soul into one of the three major divisions of Hell.
The Divine Comedy is an epic poem written by Dante Alighieri between and his death in Dante Alighieri, a figure in his own work, has lost his way in middle age and is alone and frightened in the darkness.
It is widely considered to be the pre-eminent work in Italian literature  and one of the greatest works of world literature. It helped establish the Tuscan language , in which it is written also in most present-day Italian-market editions , as the standardized Italian language. The narrative describes Dante's travels through Hell , Purgatory , and Paradise or Heaven ,  while allegorically the poem represents the soul's journey towards God. The adjective Divina was added by Giovanni Boccaccio , and the first edition to name the poem Divina Comedia in the title was that of the Venetian humanist Lodovico Dolce ,  published in by Gabriele Giolito de' Ferrari. An initial canto , serving as an introduction to the poem and generally considered to be part of the first cantica , brings the total number of cantos to It is generally accepted, however, that the first two cantos serve as a unitary prologue to the entire epic, and that the opening two cantos of each cantica serve as prologues to each of the three cantiche.
The Divine Comedy , Italian La divina commedia , original name La commedia , long narrative poem written in Italian circa —21 by Dante. Divided into three major sections— Inferno , Purgatorio , and Paradiso —the narrative traces the journey of Dante from darkness and error to the revelation of the divine light, culminating in the Beatific Vision of God. Dante is guided by the Roman poet Virgil , who represents the epitome of human knowledge, from the dark wood through the descending circles of the pit of Hell Inferno. At the summit of Purgatory, where repentant sinners are purged of their sins, Virgil departs, having led Dante as far as human knowledge is able, to the threshold of Paradise. There Dante is met by Beatrice , embodying the knowledge of divine mysteries bestowed by Grace, who leads him through the successive ascending levels of heaven to the Empyrean, where he is allowed to glimpse, for a moment, the glory of God.
Each canticle consists of thirty-three cantos, except the first which has thirty-four, thus the entire poem is made up of one-hundred cantos. The Divine Comedy. Date of composition. General structure of the work. Length of the journey. Description and meaning. It has not yet been possible to establish precisely the year when Dante began writing the Divine Comedy , thus we have to rely on what we know about his life and on elements internal to the work.