When the richest infertile couples in the world want children, they travel to Kakoa where Dr. Moore helps them conceive the offspring of their dreams. Beauty, brains, exceptional athletic ability, musical genius, or leadership ability, are all available on demand when you have money to buy the baby you want. But Dr. Moore gives parents more than they bargained for. He’s not earning a living, he’s creating a species, and he’ll stop at nothing to see it thrive.
The Legendary Warriors, Book 3 Kali Wallace has no room in her busy life for marriage. Instead, she is following her father into a photography career, striving to capture the beauty of the Wild West and its vanishing Indian cultures before they both disappear forever. Montana’s Blackfeet country is everything she could have dreamed—and more. At night a handsome man gently invades her sleep. Their nightly encounters become more and more real until one bright morning, she is startled to find everything has changed. Lawyer by profession, Blackfeet by blood, Clay Soaring Eagle is determined to do everything in his power—legally and spiritually—to save his people’s way of life. He trusts no one of the white race, and hopes that once Kali’s task is done, she will leave and take temptation with her. The spirits have their own plan. As their passion burns with a brightness that rivals the stars, Clay and Kali are aware that it can never last…unless they find a way to make their two worlds come together as one. This book has been previously published. Warning: Sensuous Romance that contains soul-stirring dreams, passionate unions, and a mountain-top quest that will leave you hungry to see these two lovers get their happily ever.
Blair has a deadline. A scary one. Track down and hand over a magical mystery object she has never seen before and doesn’t know a single thing about... or face the might of the town’s Supernatural Mafia.
Welcome to Glen Falls. A town where nothing is quite as it seems... Beauty salon owner Blair Montgomery’s world turns upside down when she receives a do-or-die deadline from the local branch of the Supernatural Mafia. They’re demanding she hands over a powerful and magical object they’re convinced she’s inherited from her gran. Problem is, Blair has no idea what it even looks like!
Prepared to call on her own (admittedly rather unpredictable) magical abilities if that’s what it takes, Blair hurtles headlong into the challenge to unearth the mysterious item.
Can the gorgeous and intriguing new guy in town help her find some answers? Should she trust him or is he just pretending to be on her side? What secrets is she about to uncover in her quest?
In spooky Glen Falls anything’s possible because the usual rules definitely don’t apply–as Blair’s about to discover... If you enjoy mysteries woven throw with romance, magical mayhem and fun then you’ll love Finding You.
Download a copy today and join Blair as she battles supernatural thugs, scary threats and dangerous deadlines...
Reginald Cast and Charlotte Tremmington share forbidden love. He's a slave in 1860. She's a plantation owner's daughter. After one glorious night together, their world is ripped apart. Charlotte is killed in a fit of rage by Julius Barclay, would-be suitor and Reginald's owner. He then blames Reginald and attempts to kill him as well. With Reginald's escape, an encounter with a vampire – the beautiful Syre – gives him a chance at eternity and a reunion with his love. Renata Charles, a modern-day estate sales director, is enchanted by a vintage yellow dress that spurs vivid daydreams of another time. She soon learns the visions are glimpses of her life as Charlotte, and the mysterious and appealing Reggie was her lover. When the past comes back to haunt them, their chance at forever is threatened. Will Reginald save his beloved and finally put an end to the evil trying to keep them apart? Can Renata come to terms with who she is and accept eternal love? *** The Reincarnation Series consists of nine stories from award winning authors. Each can stand alone, but for those who love riveting vampire stories about second chances with a happily-ever-after, I invite you to read every story and enjoy! Black Lotus - Kristal Dawn Harris Vintage - Laura M. Baird Blood Tears - Alyna Lochlan Switch - Hannah Morse Renaissance - Kristal Dawn Harris Buccaneer - Kristal Dawn Harris Eternity - April Hollingworth Dreamcatcher - Marilyn Barr Syre - Kyann Waters
Dante finally finds the job of his dreams: working in Italy and learning the language but when the Coronavirus hits Italy, his world is turned upside down. The only person who gets him through it is Serenella, and all he needs to do is step out onto his uncle’s balcony and there she is! On top of dealing with COVID-19, there are other wrenches that are thrown in their midst during this odd year of 2020. What kind of Christmas is in store for Dante and Serenella? How will the year end for this handsome couple? Only one way to find out! Visiting Florence at Christmas? Count yourself lucky—it’s a gorgeous time of year to visit! While Florence is beautiful year-round, holiday decorations and Christmas cheer add a festive touch making this must see city of the arts, even more stunning. Yes, to challenge your culinary skills once again, you’ll find authentic Florentine recipes at the very end of this second novella of the series "Christmas in..." Now available on Amazon.com or JoannesBooks.com
Book 2 in the Outback Australia Series Bourke, a small country town in outback Australia, home to the mighty Darling River. Where skies are bluer than blue, flies and Mozzies abound and wide open spaces and fresh country air regenerate the spirit. It was this small town her heart led her back to after fifteen long years away. The place where Ruby's heart had always belonged. Securing a position with the Flying Doctor Service and working for a local doctor was like a dream come true - she was ready to give back to the people who had done so much to help her. Her own home, jobs she loved, a family and friends she adored. Life was good, until..... Phil was a man who had grown up with Ruby and he'd had his eye on her for years. He'd intended to marry her as soon as he had qualified as a cop and she had qualified as a nurse. So, what caused everything to go so horribly wrong? Will a disaster bring them together? Or will they forever be separated by mistakes from the past?
What happens when a naughty Santa gets his first job?
Meet Nixon Bright. He’s not the nicest Santa around, but then, he doesn’t have the nicest job. Nixon scraped the bottom of the barrel and ended up working in a bar—Bette Jo's Bimbo Bar—where sloppy sitters and spilled drinks make working conditions hazardous.
All Bette Jo has is Bimbo’s Bar, a mountain of debt, and a baby girl to feed. To save her family business she needs a big attraction—the hunky barroom Santa she hired. When he proposes a dinner date to add to his benefits package, Bette accepts. What could go wrong when she’s the boss and she holds all the cards?
Living la dolce vita in Florence Italy was everyone’s dream, right? When Seraphina Vilotti gives up everything to follow the man who should be the fulfillment of all her fantasies back to his homeland, she is devastated to learn that he has a whole other life—with his wife and kids. Luca Marino is the celebrated master vintner to the DeMedici vineyard. He’s been looking for his fated mate, biding his time at Dante’s, the famed BDSM club, where he is known only as The Wolf. Sera goes out on the town with her best friend, Catherine DeMedici. She is unaware that Catherine is a wolf-shifter and they become the target of a madman who is trafficking she-wolves and humans. Sera and Catherine must escape the club leaving through a forbidden back exit. Luca sprints after them to try and keep them safe. But they are attacked, and Sera is mortally wounded… or is she? Author Note: In Vino Veritas is a fated mate paranormal romance with steamy heat in and out of the bedroom for mature readers.
Rome—the city of churches, marble, … and murder? For one American tourist, a famous fountain will become her final resting place. Wedding bells are ringing, and Lana Hansen could not be happier! Wanderlust Tours guide Randy Wright and his Italian girlfriend are tying the knot in Tuscany, right after he and Lana finish leading a Christmas-themed tour around Rome. Unfortunately for Randy, his ex-girlfriend is still convinced they are meant to be together. When she shows up at his hotel, they have a nasty fight, and Randy threatens to harm her if she doesn’t leave him be. After her body is found in the Trevi Fountain, Randy is immediately arrested. Lana is convinced he didn’t do it, yet none of her other guests seemed to have wished the young women ill. With a shortage of suspects, Lana must dig deep in order to sleuth out who really killed Randy’s ex-girlfriend—before his visit to the Eternal City becomes permanent.
An invasion threat. A guardian in peril. A seventeen-year-old boy to save them all…even as he questions his origins and sanity.
All Kallum wants is a peaceful life in Levitor city with the girl of his dreams. He has life all planned out. But after a simulation test unexpectedly leaves him reeling, normal takes a whole different meaning. He loses his guardian and fears he’s turning into his worst nightmare—a Crazy.
Worse than all of this? He finds he’s the cause of the fracture in the aetherium, a stone of vast energy that powers the dome protecting Levitor. Now the threat of invasion from the savages outside looms.
What is this aetherium stone bestowed by the Aeternas, an alien race? Who are they? Why did they give the stone in the first place? Are they so benevolent? Probably not. No Levitorian citizens dare to question.
To top it all, the Aeternas are now out to get him. The Shadowers, Levitor’s rulers, are more than happy to deliver him on a plate. It’s up to Kallum to fix the aetherium and save the city. He will have to choose where he belongs and what is really worth sacrificing for the greater good.
Will he have the courage to do what must be done?
Welcome to the Aeterna Chronicles.
Strands of Time is the first installment in the series. If you love young adult sci-fi, portal fantasy, time travel, and a touch of romance, don’t miss Kris Ruhler’s debut novel.
Katie and the team take on an ancient preternatural threat that far exceeds their own abilities while seeking to prove one of them is not a murderer; Amy is assigned a case which lies squarely in Katie’s area of expertise but has to tackle it alone. A treacherous new conspiracy surfaces with deadly consequences.
There was only one label for what we had. This was fate. ★Maddie McComber★ The one rule I lived by since I started tending bar was a rule I devised to protect myself from jerks who liked to hit on me, as if serving them drinks with a smile made me the easiest target for their pleasure. My rule was firm: I did not, under any circumstances, sleep with the regulars. The last thing I needed was a man derailing my career trajectory in law, especially since I had one year to go until graduation day from Harvard. I worked my you know what off, and the rule served me well to start, until fate put someone in my path who I was attracted to like a magnet. It figured that it was only a matter of time until this happened, when a man charmed me and possessed a magnetic field that was unavoidable. ★Daniel Jones★ I didn't do relationships thanks to plenty of experience I had with the painful side of love. The way my dad cheated on Ma. The way my ex cheated on me. All reminders of why I couldn’t pursue the gorgeous woman behind the bar. Maybe I was a good catch on paper, but my heart sheltered in place and life was simpler that way. Besides, a woman like Maddie deserved better than me. She deserved the romantic guy who would bend the earth in half for her just so she could walk across it. I knew I didn’t have that in me. Did I? When trouble struck at the pub and Maddie needed someone, I was there for her. I couldn’t ignore how she looked at me like I was her savior—and how much I lived for th ...
ust as Patrick and Becky are about to celebrate their first wedding anniversary, something unthinkable happens. Can their magical love for each other survive this surprising new development? That's all I can tell you! Join Becky and the gang in Asheville as they deal with the next family emergency and an overwhelmed Becky continues to help ghosts with their unfinished business. The author recommends that you read the series of books in order beginning with the first book, A Medium's Birthday Surprise. Fans of the TV series Ghost Whisperer, Medium, and The Dead Zone will enjoy this series. Get the 12th book in this delightful cozy ghost mystery series now. If you love sweet clean mysteries with ghost stories, this is the series for you.
From Book 1: Have you ever made a mistake that keeps coming back to haunt you?On the run from her ex-boyfriends powerful criminal family, Sara Jones hides in Billings, Montana. But when people around her start dying from poisonous spider bites after she receives a mysterious package containing a hidden spider, she worries that the family has found her. Can she escape?
From its gut-grabbing prologue to its explosive conclusion, Gosss debut story gives new meaning to the phrase a blood-curdling adventure.Life takes an even more bizarre turn when Sara seems to be not only immune to the spider venom, but also surrounded by a sinister group of people using spiders to incapacitate their prey. Even her new boyfriend starts acting suspiciously. Just whom can she trust?Then to make matters worse Sara's twenty-fifth birthday approaches, and her dark heritage begins to emerge. She is forced to make a life-or-death decision. And somehow, she must find a way to deal with the crime family.
An imaginative fantasy-thriller that will stimulate your senses.Some things, like spiders trained to kill, may seem far-fetched, and cult members eating the flesh of cadavers may seem abhorrent, but Dracula set that table long ago. Besides, given Gosss endowment of the cult with an air of historical respectability, the story is more imaginatively acceptable for anyone predisposed to the fantasy genre.
With Rachel and Boen, it’s hate at first sight of her dog. Rachel: My new neighbor, Boen, is the rudest, most uptight man I’ve ever met. He’s a like pair of khakis, with the pleats ironed in and extra starch, all buttoned-up and boring. He does wear those khakis well… Still, he yelled at my dog for being a dog, and that’s something I won’t tolerate. It’s not like I’m interested in him. I’m not. Now, if only I can stop running into him everywhere. Boen: With a life spent studying science, women are the only mystery left to me. Like my twin sister Bexley, who thinks it’s a good idea to be a contestant on The Suitor reality dating show. Then my neighbor, Rachel, who might love dogs more than people, and can’t stop insulting me. She’s an artist, and a dog walker, and has kind of a nice laugh… Even if I was interested—which I’m not—Rachel reminds me of my ex-wife which means I’m going to stay far away. The only problem is that no one told Rachel that and suddenly, she’s everywhere, and always with that dog. I hate dogs. But the chemistry of love isn’t much different from hate. Find out how the Suitor Science series start with the prequel, Hating the Chemistry Teacher, an enemies-to-lovers sweet romance with cute dogs, sassy students, and a ninety-year-old neighbor who likes her schnapps.
From Book 1: For Sabre Orin Brown, life is good; she has it all...or would have, if only she could solve the mysterious disappearance of her brother. The search for her brother and her career as a Juvenile Court Attorney collide when she defends a nine-year-old whose father will go to any length to obtain custody.
Sabre finds herself immersed in a case with too many unanswered questions. Her quest for the truth takes her coast to coast and five years into the past. Confronted with mysterious clues and strange occurrences, Sabre is threatened by someone wanting to make her suffer the unbearable anguish of losing everything--including her life.
As Sabre's passion to find the answers intensifies, she discovers a twisted history of desperation, deceit, and revenge. And she discovers how obscure and treacherous the truth can be.
This thirty-day devotional will take you on a journey to unveil God’s heart as you sit down face-to-face with the Father each day and discover how the wonders of Heaven can begin to chase after you. Read words from the Father you will not hear at church. Experience for yourself the same real connections that I have with the Father as you explore my conversations with God. Find your favorite quiet place with a cup of coffee or tea in hand, and spend the next thirty days encountering the Father as you discover the unlimited wonders of Heaven God desires for you.
Among the tribes of the Wagani war is life, and for Lut, war is his way out of the poverty that he was born into. A reaver, a warrior, and the chosen of the enigmatic goddess the Azure Queen, he has dedicated his existence to furthering her glory by the bite of his axe. Bloodthirsty, powerful, and without mercy, he marches upon the world to spread the name of his beloved deity. But what happens when the goddess no longer loves her champion? From the award-winning author of The Saga of The Panther comes a dark tale of violence, betrayal, and redemption where David Gemmell’s Legend fights alongside Steven Erickson’s Gardens of the Moon. In this world victory always comes at a price, love is forever the final victim, and not even the gods can stop the ruthless march of history. This is the world where only the strong and cunning survive. This is the world of the War Pigs.
Heather Stanton is used to spinning anything negative that comes her way into gold, but now both her personal and professional lives have hit a glitch, so she cuts her losses and boards the first train out of town, leaving it all behind. Heather never expects to run into her independent, free-wheeling Aunt Julia in a speck on the map called Willows Bend. Nor does she expect the turn her life takes when her aunt is suspected of murder. . Putting her own problems aside, Heather teams up with a handsome ex-private investigator to clear her aunt’s name. But will Julia’s innocence be questioned when she suddenly vanishes as the odds turn against her, in a race to catch the killer? If you like fun, fast paced cozy mysteries, read this Author Shout Silver Award Winner, because "sometimes you have to take a chance."
Throughout recorded history, and before - women have been there. Many have been leaders, innovators, and the foundation for the evolution of modern society as we know it now. Often their stories have been overlooked, diminished, or hijacked to someone else's resume.
This book is a celebration of a few of the female geniuses, artists, innovators, goddesses, and not to be overlooked, villains. If men were there, women were too in the revolutions, discoveries, and progress. Every story deserves recognition in history classes, more than a book and a movie.
This has been an eye-opening adventure, looking forward to sharing it with you.
Lady Scrapple lurks in the depths of Kanebullar Mountain, building her army of mindless slaves and waiting for the perfect moment to strike. As the final pieces are about to fall into place and secure her victory, an anomaly is born. One of her goblins, an incredibly powerful shaman, stands free of Lady Scrapple's iron-clad hive mind. A few miles west of Kanebullar Mountain, the frontier city of Talonrend perches dangerously on the edge of anarchy. King Lucius Firesbane has disappeared without an heir and left the city leaderless. In the face of chaos, a disgruntled paladin sets out to find his king.
Author Jamie Beck returns with an engrossing series about family, friendship, and starting over. In this first Cabot novel, a legacy of secrets tests old friends seeking a second chance at life and love. On the second anniversary of her husband’s suicide, Colby Cabot-Baxter is ready to let go of her grief and the mistakes made during her turbulent marriage. Her fresh start comes in the form of A CertainTea, the restaurant she’s set to open along Lake Sandy, Oregon, with help from her family. But when her executive chef quits just weeks before the grand opening, Colby is pressured to hire old family friend Alec Morgan. His award-winning reputation could generate buzz, but their friendship has withered since her husband’s reckless dare cost Alec’s brother his life. Distracted by guilty secrets concerning the tragedy that changed his and Colby’s lives, Alec self-destructed and lost his famed restaurant. With his career in tatters, he’s determined to use this opportunity to redeem his reputation and to help the woman he’s loved from afar find happiness again. But secrets have a way of coming out. When Alec’s do, they might destroy the new life he and Colby have rebuilt together.
Surrendering to the tide of life might just make all their dreams come true. Lily is preparing for the high season at Glass Beach Cottage and looking forward to her son’s upcoming visit, when she’s hit with an unwelcome surprise—her estranged sister is back. Wendy’s arrival, and plan to stay indefinitely, frustrates Lily beyond belief and adds to the chaos of her busiest time of year. While the two sisters navigate living under the same roof, Mac surprises Lily with a proposal that promises to make all their dreams come true. Then, during the arrival of her first guests, an untimely event forces Lily to rely on Wendy for help—not something she’s happy about, not at all! To make matters worse, Mac’s daughter, Missy, threatens to dismantle their future. After a particularly nasty encounter, Lily realizes she can’t move forward and make a life with Mac with his daughter making constant trouble. She’s looking for stability, not turmoil, but the thought of breaking the heart of the man she loves shatters her. Lily and Mac have a vision for the future and a dream that grew from their first walk on the beach. Will the strength of their love and commitment be enough to withstand the forces that want to tear them apart? Join USA Today bestselling author, Tammy L. Grace for the conclusion of the Glass Beach Cottage Series in this third installment of Lily’s story, and join her search for hope, healing, & happiness along the shores of the Pacific Northwest.
Who knew a friendly game of baseball could be so deadly? When a member of the Raging Avocados has a heart attack in the middle of a game, the police determine foul play. They think they’re batting a thousand when they make Maggie’s son, Seth, the prime suspect. Can Maggie get to the bottom of it? A widow, a secretive boyfriend, and a theory-filled best friend keep Maggie swinging at this case. One more miss and she’ll strike out. Can she prove her son is innocent? Join Maggie to solve this cozy mystery that will throw you a curve ball!
Zoe Wilder is a reporter for the local newspaper, The Spencer’s Ridge Gazette, in Winston County, Texas. She also writes cozy mysteries. Perhaps that’s why she sees a crime where there may not be one. Members of the local Winston County Sheriff’s Department view her as a pretty kook and don’t take her seriously. When she finds her friend Margo Kingsley dead, she is certain Margo was murdered and Margo’s housekeeper agrees. The investigating officer doesn’t believe her, and the death is ruled an accident due to a fall while inebriated. Zoe is determined to find the killer. A new Chief Deputy, Caleb McBride, arrives a few days later, hired from Fort Worth PD’s homicide division under unusual circumstances. Deputy McBride (aka Deputy McBossy) is determined Zoe will leave detecting to him and his officers. He warns her she is making herself a target. He also warns her he’ll arrest her if she interferes again. Undeterred, Zoe fears he is only going through the motions to appease the late woman’s daughter. Surprisingly, the new Deputy is the nephew of the dead woman’s housekeeper, of whom Zoe is very protective. Just as Zoe decides Deputy McBride is good at his job, the killer targets her. She is forced to cooperate with Deputy McBride. Will the killer be stopped before Zoe is the next victim?
For everything there is a season… Once the star student of her training class, Captain Liz Laika is now an outcast, a casualty of family scandal. Now stuck in the worst post in the Fleet, she should keep her head down. But when a Cerulean passenger is found decapitated, and Liz is framed for the murder, she has no choice but to fight for her life. No easy feat when she's facing kidnapping, ship-eating whales, horse-sized spiders and corrupt fleet officers with personal vendettas. And in the middle of the intergalactic murder drama, her ex-fiancé reappears. Captain Liz needs to clear her name--and fast.
Ian Troy sacrificed everything for peace. After centuries of conflict, the realms of Mirra’kelan are united. His magic is no longer needed. Free to choose his own path, Ian sets sail on a journey of exploration with his friend and ally, Jarryd Kane. Months on the open sea, far from the shores of home, they arrive at an isolated chain of rocky islands shrouded in mystery—the Wandering Isles. Their inhabitants, rumored to produce spirits of an exceptional quality, have gone unseen for many years. Assuming the lands abandoned, Ian is unaware of what awaits them: a race of insidious beings unlike any he has encountered before. Coerced into a nefarious trade by the elusive islanders, reality blurs, as Ian and Jarryd become unwitting subjects in a series of mind-bending trials. Past and future fears, resurrected and melded into their own private hells, force them to face an inescapable enemy—the darkest recesses of their own minds. The only way out is to complete the trade, but will their sanity survive the process? *The Wandering Isles is the first in a series of novellas that take place after The Crown of Stones Trilogy. While it does draw from events and characters from the trilogy, it is crafted to also be read as a stand-alone.
An inspirational romance novella set in 1800s Wyoming: Clay is determined to watch over Emma—and prevent her from giving in to an offer from a neighboring cattle rancher. Will God lead them toward a chance at love? In an effort to escape the pain of her past, Emma Jones answered an advertisement to become a mail order bride. When she became Adam’s wife, she never imagined that she would be widowed just a few months later. Alone and with a homestead to care for, she receives an offer from a neighboring cattle rancher that she finds hard to refuse. But her late husband’s best friend is determined not to let her give up that easily. Clay Andrews wants nothing more from life than to run his family’s horse ranch. But duty binds him to watch over his friend’s widow, whether she likes it or not. And he’s not about to let her run away when things start to get tough. Emma’s independent spirit and her fear of the secrets of her past make it hard for her to accept help. Clay’s sense of responsibility and guilt make it hard for him to leave her alone. Will they be able to lay aside their stubbornness long enough to find some common ground—and maybe even a fresh start and a chance at love?
The fourth novel in the Rolly Waters mystery series. On a cool winter evening, a speedboat hurtles across San Diego Bay and crashes into the Admiral’s Club where a farewell party for the Navy’s top-secret Dolphin Divers program is underway. As guests flee the ensuing fire, a woman named Janis Withers crawls from the inferno and screams her last words – Arion has returned! Guitar-playing private detective Rolly Waters finds himself pulled into the case when he connects Janis to a pair of dog tags left behind by Butch Fleetwood, a member of the Dolphin Divers who disappeared during a training exercise twenty years earlier. While fending off the FBI and local police, Rolly uncovers tantalizing connections between Fleetwood, a crusading journalist, a celebrity artist, a punk rock singer, a radical animal-rights organization, and the dead woman's own dysfunctional family. As he races against the authorities to uncover Arion’s true identity, Rolly's investigation begins to reverberate with his own painful history. His search for the truth leads to him to a ruined casino on a deserted Mexican island where shocking secrets are unleashed in a ruthless showdown between tormented and tormentors.
A collection of stories from voices all over, Kaleidescope, brings you through adventures, romances, nightmares, and more. Pride isn't a deadly sin when it's found in the hearts of those striving to live and prosper in a world that demonizes you, and in the world's of these authors, sometimes that doesn't exist, sometimes it does, and that's all part of the adventure for these queer heroes and heroines. With Stories From: Max Turner S. E. Wigget Em Harriett Ashley Van Elswyk Mia Ram James L. Steele Eva Roslin Paul Evanby Hunter Liguore R. A. Meenan Robin LeeAnn J. A. Bryson Katie Kent Regina Jade
Nothing is ever as it seems Range detective, Zane McClure, wants to bring an outlaw to justice. While Katrina wants to find her brother’s killer. The only way they can accomplish their mission is to join forces, even if it means a fake engagement.
When they are forced into a marriage of convenience, could it possibly turn into the real thing? Or are there too many obstacles for them to overcome?
Discover how to ride the supernatural wave of God’s presence and experience miracles from Heaven following you every day. Do the miracles of Jesus and even greater things as you learn how to follow God everywhere. Learn the secret of how to catch the supernatural wave of God’s presence and move in a powerful anointing that radically changes your surroundings. Start your journey today to experience Heaven’s supernatural miracles chasing after you and those around you.
Exploration’s peaceful journey ends abruptly in disaster. The doomed vessel is attacked, stripped of its crew and destroyed. While the men are marooned, the women are forced into a slavery of the worst kind on the Silestri homeworld. The elusive search for Exploration continued until a corridor through space was discovered, leading straight to the enemy and the dark secrets they kept. With only days before a decisive battle, an audacious rescue effort is launched to reunite the remnants of humanity and bring them safely home. (Book 3 of 3)
★★★★★ Casi McLean never fails to bring it in such enchanting ways, and her ability to put the reader smack in the middle of the action (and believe me, there’s plenty to be had here), puts her at the top of my to-read list every single time she releases a new title. ––A Kindle Customer ★★★★★ Three Sisters Island Mysteries have all the components of number one bestsellers – fantasy, time-traveling, mystery – as well as including the complexities of the human condition and the story will delight the reader in every way. I’ve read several other of her fantastic stories, but this may be the best one yet. Bravo, Ms. McLean, for this riveting page-turner. Five golden stars were awarded – I wish it could be ten. ––Susan Ricci ★★★★★ This story is captivating I read it in one sitting ! It’s fun, suspenseful, and keeps you guessing! I loved it! ––Jennifer H. Ong Thrust into 1692 Salem, Summer Holloway must discover why the time portal spiraled her into her haunting dreams before a hysterical town hangs her for witchcraft! From USA Today and Amazon Best Selling Author, Casi McLean, comes another gripping time travel mystery to keep you hugging the edge of your seat.
Lacy Reed is the ultimate bad girl, and she doesn't care what anyone thinks - until her naked selfies show up on her boss's cell phone.
Brandon Cole never smiles, ever. Not even when Lacy's indecent selfies appear on his phone. He's got an image and reputation to protect. Already a VP before age 30, he doesn't need flirtatious and nosy Lacy to get close and discover his well-hidden secret.
When hackers break into their company's network, Lacy and Brandon walk into a trap where Brandon's past catches up with him. What will he risk to free himself in a gamble that Lacy's flirting has turned to love and grant him his secret Christmas wish?
When you’re at Death’s Door, you never know who—or what—will come knocking.
An old case comes back to haunt Marna Langley and the Midnight Calls crew. When a holiday celebration goes wrong and Marna once again faces the poltergeist that nearly took her life, not even being able to commune with and channel the dead can rescue her from being accused of murder.
But the two-story shanty in Ghosten Valley hosts some big, bad entities who have a young woman, the source of the poltergeist energy, under their influence. Decorations become grave markers and holiday spirits are overshadowed by ghosts from Marna’s past and a ghostly uprising in the town she and the Midnight Calls crew now call home.
When Lil, the show’s feline mascot, comes under scrutiny and her special abilities are revealed, Marna realizes she and her team don’t have a ghost of a chance to come out of this supernatural investigation unscathed.
For ten years, Ian Troy has been running from the blood in his veins and on his hands. One of the Shinree, a fallen race reviled for their inborn addiction to magic, Ian is no stranger to scorn. His people, drugged to quell their magic, are bred and sold as slaves. Forced into the Rellan army at a young age, Ian was made to fight in their longstanding war against the brutal Langorians. With Rella on the brink of defeat, he turns to the Crown of Stones, an ancient Shinree relic of untold power. Unaware of the crown’s true nature, Ian ends the war—but at an unthinkable price. A decade later, still haunted by the aftermath of that tragic day, Ian lives in self-imposed exile. He curbs his addiction with wine and regret. He struggles to forget. But when a fateful encounter with a pretty assassin brings Ian’s past crashing into the present, denial is no longer an option. With the land he gave up everything to protect once more in jeopardy, Ian becomes embroiled in a violent race for control of the Crown of Stones. To save the realms, he must embrace the one thing he fears most: his own power. Magic-Price is the first installment in The Crown of Stones trilogy.
Families come in all shapes and sizes. Divorced, widowed, adopted, blended or fostered -- each family has its own unique tale. Join these authors as they tell stories of amazing single dads who find love in unexpected places. Laugh, cry, get a little hot, and maybe even throw your phone. Don't say we didn't warn you.
Santa Cruz husbands are being murdered. The local news media is buzzing because a dark-clad figure witnesses describe as Death has been seen lurking nearby each time a murder is committed. When new widows start hiring real estate agent Regan McHenry to sell their houses, she discovers all the murdered men have something in common: their wives belong to a walking group called The Widow’s Walk League. No wonder Regan is worried when the group’s leader starts paying special attention to her husband, Tom. Regan invites you to attend Woodies on the Wharf and go to a séance with her as adventures unfold and she tries to keep her husband safe in the fourth book in the Regan McHenry Real Estate Mystery Series. Regan’s best friend, Dave Everett, Santa Cruz Police Community Relations Ombudsman, is back to lead a new cast of quirky characters and struggle with Regan’s amateur detecting.
Dakota Scott heads to the small town of Holly Hills to lick his wounds and spend Christmas with his ailing grandmother. Things don’t exactly go as planned and Dakota finds himself shacking up with a sexy silver fox. No worries, it’s just until the holiday is over. Vince Carter is a self-proclaimed Grinch who somehow ends up starting over in a perpetual Christmas town. He definitely should have said no when his friend’s hot-as-sin grandson offers up a holiday fling, but Vince has clearly lost his mind. What starts as quick and easy mixed with a little Christmas magic soon turns into something much more than either man could have ever imagined. Will what they’ve found in each other pass as quickly as the approaching holiday? Or will Dakota and Vince find a way to navigate the obstacles they face together? **Holly Hills Christmas is a steamy, feel-good, M/M age-gap holiday romance.**
Regan McHenry, is a Santa Cruz realtor, whose work puts her in the midst of mystery, mayhem and even murder. The amateur crime solver uses tools and techniques she’s learned during her career and skills she’s honed as a keen observer of human nature to solve mysteries ─ just not always soon enough to stay out of trouble. She’s aided in her sleuthing by her husband, Tom Kiley, a former computer programmer and by her friend Dave Everett, a cop reassigned as a police public relations ombudsman after losing an eye in the line of duty. A seller disappears before signing a grant deed. He turns up dead, and his nephew, a realtor Regan has known for years, becomes a person of interest in his death. She’s convinced the authorities focus is all wrong and sets out to prove it. Then there’s a second death in the neighborhood. When it’s ruled accidental, Regan again finds herself at odds with the police. She thinks its murder and even thinks she knows who the murderer is ─ but she has to unravel past secrets before anyone will take her seriously. And, the problem is, she doesn’t want to be right.
Mike Lewis boldly narrates his fantastical story and confesses his secret: He sees horrifying visions of disturbing future events through a kaleidoscope each time he closes his eyes. He'd like to live a normal life, but an elusive threat prohibits him from doing that. Someone wants to study his mystical ability and they’ll do whatever it takes to further their strange, covert agenda. The Vision Chronicles eight-book thriller series is a slice-of-life metaphysical/visionary story that details Mike's changing ability as he protects himself, his family, and his friends from those who doggedly pursue him. If you love mind-boggling suspense with a dash of paranormal and a touch of romance, this is the series for you!
A famed pirate relic—the Star of Atlantis—lies forgotten on the rugged Welsh coast, where waves and stone clash and where creatures of legend hold sway. When thirteen-year-old Swift finds a map to the treasure, he sets out to claim it and prove his worth to his skeptical brothers who seem determined to thwart his every step. To tease out the secrets of the Star of Atlantis, Swift must take on the gallant Celtic Sea with its azurite waves, its capricious winds, its enigmas… its monsters. And to realize his dream, he must face the most formidable challenge of all—his own father. A masterfully written YA literary fiction story of a boy finding his own way.
Can you like a guy who hates ice cream? Can you more than like him? It’s enemies at first sight when Doug King rides into town on his motorcycle. It’s easy enough to overlook his sky blue eyes, the beard that gives him both a distinguished yet wild look, and his buff bod. Vroom. Vroom. What? It’s summer and hard not to notice things like that. Why do I hate him? Sheesh. So many questions. For one, it’s Doug’s fault our lake is in trouble. For two, the guy despises ice cream. Who turns down free ice cream? A monster. That’s who. But he’s the monster who can stop the pollution from ruining our water and livelihoods. Too bad I’m the head of the lake committee and have to work with him. The problem is, I’m afraid he’s melting my heart like ice cream in the sun. This is the first book in the Falling Into Happily Ever After series. It is novella length, giving you a sweet taste of what’s to come in the subsequent books which are all full length. It was also previously published in the USA Today bestselling collection Love, Laughter & Happily Ever After but has been expanded with extra scenes and details for your reading pleasure.
Who knew a New Year’s trip to Budapest could be so deadly? The tour must go on – even with a killer in their midst! In this series starter, tour guide Lana Hansen must sleuth out who is killing her clients before she also ends up floating in the Danube. The Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mysteries are heartwarming stories about making friends, traveling, and celebrating new experiences. Join Lana as she leads tourists and readers to fascinating cities around the globe on intriguing adventures that, unfortunately for her, often turn deadly!
Author's Warning: Dark fiction story - with emotional triggers deals with elements of fear, death, and the dark side of life. Now, the entire Alec Winters Series all in one place. An Alec Winters Series Complete, Books 1-4 contains the entire, unabridged series. Prelude, Book 1 – Prelude is the backstory of Alec Winters and was actually written almost two years after Crescent City was published because the story wasn’t finished. Prelude introduces the rest of the series characters. Alec was born in New Orleans, Louisiana but was unaware of his family’s history or his destiny. Now, sixteen years old, he’d lived there all his life. He’d thought he was happy, as many of us do, until he discovered that his life was a lie and that he had a far greater purpose. Once he discovered the truth, he had two options: acceptance or denial. Acceptance meant change. Change is difficult and painful while denial simply resumes the status quo. Denial meant that Alec could remain blind and continue to live his life without understanding. With everything going his way as a popular star quarterback, loved by students and faculty alike, and a young girlfriend he adored, Alec didn’t want anything to change. He had his life planned out for the foreseeable future. However, Alec soon learned that “one day it isn’t and the next day it is.” Crescent City, Book 2 – In Crescent City, Alec has been gone from New Orleans for twenty years. Originally written as a stand-alone novel, Crescent City is the darkes ...
Some see Alec Winters as a breathtaking, amazing angel, a savior. Others see him as a mind-blowing nightmare, the most terrifying demon their minds could ever conjure. Alec Winters roams the gritty streets of New Orleans as hero and protector of the innocent while he annihilates wicked evil-doers in this very dark-fiction, vengeance-driven 4-book thriller series. Get a behind-the-scenes look at sixteen-year-old Alec Winters, a New Orleans teen-jock, before his strange, supernatural transformation in Prelude. Then, continue the series to read Alec’s controversial story when he travels to Mobile Alabama in Port City, and to Melbourne Florida in Harbor City, the last installment in this emotionally-charged series. Not for the faint of heart, not recommended for those under the age of 17.
Christmas story you'll never forget. When Dr. Carson Marlow washed ashore on a sandy beach, she had no memory of the last twenty-four hours. Lost, battered, and confused, she trekked a path along the shore into the woods, hoping to find help. Despite the cool November morning, Piers Bradley stood beneath Madison Falls washing off dust from days of horseback riding. He never expected to see a beautiful woman wandering alone through the dense forest summit. Neither believed in destiny…or time travel, but nothing short of kismet could describe their encounter. Can Carson and Piers discover who tried to murder her, save a young slave girl’s life, and unravel their mysterious connection in time ~ for Christmas?
In a search for her future, Lacy Jones travels with a friend to a new town where a single dad shows her how to find meaning and lasting success. Lacy Jones, a graduate of her small high school, knows her whole world is about to change. She dreams of freedom from the struggles with her health, and of the independence that comes with a steady job. When her friend invites her to share the journey to visit the teacher from their country school days, Lacy finally gets the chance to chase her dreams. But when the girls get separated along the way, Lacy is left to make the trip alone. Arriving in a strange town, Lacy is reunited with old friends who introduce her to a new life, new relationships, and a new way of seeing herself. Conrad Van Drunen has spent the last four years developing his furniture business and raising his two children. He knows they need a mother, but he isn’t ready to talk of remarriage. When Lacy Jones falls across his path, Conrad is forced to make some changes. His brother and sister-in-law offer their assistance from babysitting and financial counsel to matchmaking, but Conrad has other plans. Losing hope of finding what he lost with his first wife, Conrad discovers the mother he’s been seeking for his children in the most unexpected place. Journey with Lacy and Conrad through trials and joys where deception and the truth can sometimes look an awfully lot alike.
He's the best man. She's the chief bridesmaid. It's dislike at first sight! When missionary doctor Matthew Coalbrooke and bubbly shoe-aholic saleswoman Anita Kiernan meet, he only thing they can both agree on is that the bride and groom’s matchmaking attempts are bound to fail ... Between his pride and her prejudice, there could hardly be a less likely couple. But God has a bigger plan for them than they can possibly imagine. The Love in Store series is set around a stately old London department store, and the same settings and staff pop up in each book. But there's no need to read the series in order. Every story is a complete romance, following a different couple through the trials and joys of a developing love, deepening their faith in the process, until they're ready for the happy-ever-after God has planned for them. Teapots & Tiaras is a Christian romance. Includes hints of Pride and Prejudice, a church wedding, a couple of sweet kisses, and some gentle humour, as well as British grammar and spelling. Complete with British English Glossary.
For 200 some years Xavior, a child of the waves, has searched the seven depths for his bride only to find her on land. How could a landwalker be his Queen, the one destined to stop the wars among the sea tribes? But one touch and he knew he'd defy Poseidon himself to make her his.
She was lying to him. Zek knew the woman in his house, in his arms was the bride hed searched for all of his existence. But as a son of Poseidon nothing and no one would stop him from claiming that which was his.
Aaron is a Child of the Waves and he's searched for his bride for over a hundred years. Always seeking never finding. Then when he finally does, hes got a choice: claim her and risk the destruction of his people, or let her go and risk the destruction of his soul.
Due to the mature subject matter and violent content suitable for 18+
A deadly extraction. Ruthless enemies. Will the cold-blooded skills of this knighted war criminal be enough to evade a brutal demise? Box Set: Over 800 pages of gritty, breakneck action alongside the ultimate spymaster. Renault isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty. Tasked with rescuing a captive aboard a train, the fearless member of the Brotherhood of Merlin schemes to take out the hundreds of soldiers guarding the target. But when his own men betray him and critically compromise the mission, this servant of the Round Table finds himself alone and on the run. Barely escaping capture with his secret identity now exposed, Renault enters a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. But though he’s ready to go head-to-head with a formidable opponent, the cunning warrior’s battle for survival may be his last… Can he slay those after his blood, or will he fall to a vicious gang of cutthroats? The Hound of Hell Boxset contains the first three books in the electrifying Hound of Hell dark fantasy series. If you like flawed antiheroes, gruesome skirmishes, and explicit scenes, then you’ll love Rory D Nelson’s collection of high-octane thrills.
Maverick New Orleans lawyer Tubby Dubonnet's new client is Darryl Alvarez, the manager of a local nightclub who's been caught unloading marijuana from a shrimp boat. At their first meeting, Darryl entrusts Tubby with an ordinary-looking blue gym bag--filled with cash. After Darryl's unfortunate demise, Tubby can’t just give up the cash. If he gets caught, he’ll be in jail; if the wrong people catch him, he’ll wish he was.
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I said I could do casual and swore I'd never fall in love. I lied.
I know all about her type.
Dirt poor. Check.
Gold digger. Check. Check.
Marcella's hot as hell and just as intriguing. I live in a swanky Vegas penthouse on top of my equally posh boutique casino. She's lived in a dilapidated seventies trailer far too long to have patience for billionaire playboys like me that can just snap their fingers and have women fall at their feet, begging to be dominated. She stands for everything I despise. Which is why my obsession with her makes zero sense.
She's innocence incarnate...I'm the guy who steals it. I can have anything I want, whenever I want it.
And I want her.
Marcella Castillo needs to be taught a lesson. She thinks she's not the kind of girl I can buy and sell. She's wrong. But somewhere along the line, the boundaries blur. In my heart, I feel a newfound tenderness and vulnerability that I've never known. This woman pulls at my heart strings until my solid walls come tumbling down and I let her in. And I'm happy.
The happiest I've ever been since my dad took himself six feet under leaving me with four younger brothers to raise.
Until a vicious sociopath and a haunting secret from Marcella's past threatens to destroy every single thing I've just sold my soul to possess.
For him, it was lust at first sight…For her, she couldn’t take her eyes off of him… CAUTION: Sexy page-turning read, totally unputdownable. #LoveAtFirstSight #SecretBaby #HappyEverAfter Flora Hargrove is a school teacher, a normal kind of gal who is all about family and friends. So when her best friend needs undercover help to save a teen that’s gone missing, she’s all in — stripper pole and all. Of course Mandy wasn’t totally straight with Flora, so when she donned her outfit, or should we say ‘took off her clothes’, she was more than a little embarrassed until it let loose something inside of her she never knew she had. Then one thing led to another and now she’s pregnant (yes, it happened that fast). Rex Reddington is struggling with his new life. He’s literally a jack-of-all-trades and now finds himself helping his PI friend moonlight on a kidnapping case that’s about to come down. Problem? The criminals were onto them and they needed to take cover — so they each took one of the dancers for a lap dance in one of the private rooms. And it should have stopped there. But it didn’t…it went too far. But no regrets. Even when they met months later and he found out he was a soon-to-be dad. You don’t have to be married to be a parent, but there was no way in hell he was letting this one get away. “— an amazing read. This book has it all, intrigue, humor, action, and of course steamy romance. I am going to read more of her books” ~ 5 stars, Amazon Reviewer (Making the Switch) The ...
Two worlds. Forbidden love. Blackfoot Warriors, Book 2 Katrina Wellington is vexed. She must marry to obtain the rest of her inheritance. But her uncle, who left her in New York with a governess to make his fortune out West, has suddenly decided he must approve of her fiancé before he will loosen the purse strings to her dowry. Swallowing her outrage, the socialite treks to the same wilderness that claimed her parents’ lives years ago. Some small part of her is crestfallen that her uncle is not waiting with open arms. Only three guides, Indian guides, await her, and one of them is far too handsome for his own good. At first, White Eagle does not like the spoiled, willful niece of the white trader. When he catches a glimpse of the vulnerability behind her prickly exterior, he can’t resist challenging the dazzling beauty to rediscover her true inheritance—the inner strength bequeathed to her by her parents. Close contact on the trail soon arouses a soul-stirring passion and in its turn, love. But love may not be enough to sustain a relationship that is forbidden in both their worlds. This book is the 25th year anniversary edition of the book, newly re-edited with the original map included. Warning: Sensuous Romance that contains a captivating passion that could lead to a romantic evening spent in the company of one’s own love.
Winner of Spark Award Winner of the Moonbeam Award Gold Medal USA Book Award Finalist 12-year-old Elena Barrios' father has AIDS, a new disease in 1992 with a 100% fatality rate. Rather than face certain ridicule and ostracism, Elena tells her friends anything but the truth, fabricating stories about him being a writer and researcher. But the reality is Elena resents her father’s illness and can’t face the fact that he is dying. When she is befriended by an older black woman named Ang who tells stories about her own father and the history of prejudice against African Americans in the years before the civil rights movement, Elena is transported into these stories, allowing her to experience them first hand. With Ang's help, Elena discovers the value of every individual, but will that be enough to help her say good-bye to the person she values the most? The Storytellers is an award-winning middle grade historical novel with a twist of magic.
March lst is Mardi Gras in New Orleans....and free today, is RESCUED BY A KISS. All the fun of Mardi Gras—without the hangover! A Mardi Gras kiss launches a manhunt to find a victim shot with the help of some quirky characters in a city that knows how to have a good time. One kiss and her world turns upside down... Can she solve the case that threatens his life? Brandy Alexander never thought living in the Big Easy could feel so dull. And as she waits painfully for her long-time cop boyfriend to propose, she’s not sure their hearts are beating to the same tune. Then, she did what lots of young women do at parades, and that is to exchange a kiss from a tuxedoed man in a walking club for a flower ... But, she kissed a handsome stranger that summoned her into the street and electric thrills turn to shock when he’s shot right before her eyes. His gasping request haunts her as she watches in horror as he's whisked away by an ambulance. Brandy races to track down the mysterious person with only his words asked of her... The clues take her from Bourbon Street’s bright lights into a dark den of corruption. She’ll have to put everything on the line to prevent her charming man from eating another bullet. Can Brandy survive her city’s greedy criminals and save this charismatic man she feels a romantic connection with? Rescued by a Kiss is the first exhilarating story in 9 book mystery series, The New Orleans Go Cup Chronicles. If you like authentic settings, jazzy characters, and whip-s ...
From Book 1: If Rachel stops running, she will die. Or worse.
The debut novel from thebest selling, award-winning author of Conduit
Rachel Thomas longs for normalcy, but if she stops running she could die... or worse. Chased by a past that wishes to imprison her, haunted by dreams that seek to destroy her, Rachel finds solace in a love she could not predict. A love she cannot deter.
Theft. Murder. Love Tested. A priceless Shakespearean First Folio is stolen from an English manor house. A man is dead. Oxford student Stephanie Cooper is drawn into the dangerous criminal world of art theft when she meets attractive young detective Luke Spencer. While her rock guitarist boyfriend tours Japan with the band, Stephanie and Luke's quest becomes personal as they follow an increasingly perilous trail that leads from Oxford to London, Paris and Venice. But when Stephanie takes an unnecessary risk, the stakes turn deadly. Can she stay alive long enough to expose the identity of the thieves, help recover priceless literary works and resolve her conflicted feelings for Luke and her boyfriend James? Finalist, 2017 Wishing Shelf Book Awards 'A suspense-filled thriller, packed full of twists and turns. Highly recommended.' The Wishing Shelf Honorable Mention, 2018 San Francisco Book Festival Finalist 2018 Reader's Favorite Book Awards - Young Adult Mystery
This book was written with one main purpose, to help give authors and writers a creative boost in their scene writing and toss writers block into the oblivion of the abyss. In order to accomplish this each chapter is written in a workbook like format so that the steps provided can easily be implemented after they are explained. For each element of scene writing that is presented J.A. Cox explains the How, Why and When of its use along with his own description so that the information is easy to assimilate. He provides copious examples from his own writing of these elements in action as well as from shows and movies. Here are the elements that you will be learning about: Sketching Location Time Characters Perspective Resistance Objective His purpose is not to force some new-fangled way of writing but to help you realize things that you are likely not seeing as you struggle to come up with ideas to prime that creative pump. He is persuaded that as you make your way through these pages and consider these elements that you will end up in a state where it is difficult to shut down the tsunami of ideas that will come your way. Last but not least, J.A. Cox provides a completed outline format that can be used over and over for every scene you write to keep that creative pump primed. Therefore, you will no longer have to fuss over figuring what prompts or hooks to use to start that chapter as it will come to you as you outline your scenes from the various questions he provides for you ...
Strap in, turn down the lights, and enter worlds that will stretch your imagination to the full… From a stranded alien comedian to the darkest depths of the human psyche; from a mind-blowing galactic adventure to clandestine extraterrestrial behavior on Earth. They’re all here and more in this spell-binding collection of seventeen short stories to keep you guessing at every turn. With tales of alien invasion, deep space mystery, time travel, and dystopian future Earths, this is a collection which takes inspiration from the much respected ‘old masters’ of Science Fiction. Here be new realms to explore—can you cross the void and challenge your dreams?
Their hearts must become one…or a deadly mission could destroy them. When indentured servant Sarah Strong is set upon by war parties and tossed about by river rapids, two thoughts crowd her mind as she sails over the edge of a mountain-high waterfall. That she and her young charge will never make it to New Hampshire. And she will never know what it’s like to be deeply loved by a man who would give his life to protect her. For fifteen years, White Thunder has searched fruitlessly for the man who murdered his beloved wife and unborn child. The European invaders have brought his people nothing but misery, but when he stumbles across an unconscious white woman washed up on the shore, his Seneca heart tells him that like it or not, her fate rests in his hands. As he holds the thrashing woman through her fever, his body reminds him he’s been celibate far too long. If this is a test of devotion to his quest, it’s a test double-edged with duty and desire. And no matter which way it cuts, one of them will bleed… Warning: Sensuous Romance that may cause a strong desire to tumble over a waterfall in search of true love.
Cutter Forsyth was a hell-raiser in his youth. He’s returned to his Georgia hometown as a noted and jaded artist, contracted to create a special sculpture to honor the Cherokee. He was Gemma Summerhill’s big crush. When they see each other again, their passionate feelings for reach other come rushing back. Cutter, however, has no interest in sticking around, and Gemma has no interest in living anywhere else. He disappeared on her before and there is every reason to believe he’ll do it again. Yet, Gemma also believes that “home” is where loves grows, and her love for Cutter knows no bounds.
He was left alone, unsure of his future...She always thought she knew her path in life until someone got in the way. CAUTION: Alpha hero, bad-boy romance that’s utterly addictive and outrageously satisfying. Kristin Meadows loves her nights at KinkLink. The club is her outlet to release her desires and as a domme she anticipates the play — controlling her sub, gaining their trust, their loyalty. She loves it all. So why in the heck is she panting after her best friend’s husband’s brother? Yeah, the guy equaled sex on a stick, but he was no more a sub than she was and two doms don’t play well together. And to top it all off, the father she never knew she had, turns out to be a thug and suddenly wants to spend quality time with his daughter? Who needs a father figure now? All Kristin’s trying to figure out is why she can’t get Ryan Boynton out of her head! Ryan Boynton is struggling with his role. Having been a sub the last years and being pushed to his limits he realized the lie he’d been living all this time. He was happy for his brother, he got the girl — and he wasn’t even missing the sharing they used to play, but he did miss his brother’s wife’s friend, the hot babe he fell for at their wedding. But there’s one problem. Neither of them were subs. Neither of them were true doms. So what the hell were they? All Ryan knew, is that it’s time to find out — and that there will be a lot more switching going on. Sometimes finding the love of your life is all about making a switch ...
A werewolf haunted by his past, and a human with no memory of his. Lead enforcer of the Ironheld werewolf pack, Deckard Warren doesn’t trust easily and guards his territory with a wrath as unforgiving as he is. When a rival pack chases an unknown human into Ironheld territory, Deck knows the man could be his mate. He also knows he’ll never admit to it. A man like him doesn’t deserve the kind of happiness a mate could bring, after all. The only thing Colt remembers is running. With his memories hidden behind an unyielding black veil in his mind, Colt has no choice but to trust the gruff werewolf who offers him shelter and protection. Deck may be the most intimidating man Colt’s ever met, but despite his lack of memories, he’s sure he’s never wanted anyone more. With shadows and rumors moving through The Between, will Deck and Colt find a way to stand together or be torn apart when all their enemies are brought to light? Shifting Shadows is the second novel in the Metal & Magic series, a dystopian urban fantasy romance filled with magic and adventure. This series is most enjoyable when read in order. This second edition has been extended and re-edited.
A reluctant hero emerges to battle an ancient evil. Helsa is a demon that broke out from the underworld after a soul heist went wrong three thousand years ago. But two thousand years later, he suddenly vanished. When Shedek Zorah, Beringale’s finest mage, is kicked out of the Magic Guild, he finds Karle Adair lying unconscious in the midst of armed orcs after expending a rare kind of magic last seen a thousand years ago. Now Karle Adair has to face a new reality; that his life is no more about delivering drops and taking care of his drunk father, and that he has a three-thousand-year-old demon hunting for his soul. Shedek Zorah and Karle Adair have to set aside their personal differences and try to survive the endless stream of enemies seeking to end their lives, and to impose a new order on all mortals.
When Lu Shenandoah and Philip Pines meet at a professional conference, there is an instant attraction. Unfortunately, Lu is sure that a famous guy like Philip wouldn't be interested in a woman as awkward as she. And there's her embarrassing interest in BDSM to deal with. She's sure she could never admit that she'd secretly like to submit. Philip, a very prominent author of a bestselling self-help book, is sure his BDSM dominance would overwhelm sweet and innocent Lu and it keeps him from pursuing her even though he's drawn to her kittenish charm. There are some really awkward moments when they run into each other at an all-inclusive island paradise, but how can they resist serendipity?
From USA TODAY Bestselling Author Lynne Gentry comes a small-town family saga filled with humor, heart, and hope. When tragedy strikes Leona Harper, the shocked pastor's wife is forced to summon her estranged children home. But parenting young adults in a nosy, small southern town proves more difficult than reinventing herself. Determined to give her broken family a shot at a second chance, Leona begins the painful journey of putting one foot in front of the other. Reconciliation and healing won't come easy in this zany, trouble-filled, and hilarious walk-through-grief adventure. Brimming with wit, authenticity, and southern charm, WALKING SHOES explores the inspirational and emotional healing of a family. You’ll have to laugh to keep from crying. The Mt. Hope Southern Adventures Series is a touching addition to the small town, generational series of favorite authors like Ann B. Ross, Jan Karon, Philip Gulley, and Fannie Flagg.
They call him Mr. Nasty . . . Jack Nast knows better than to date an employee, especially a curvy, sexy employee like Samantha Striker. Sam knows better than to tug the tail of a lion like Jack Nast, but she just can't help herself. He's big, brawny, and teeming with testosterone. How's a girl suppose to resist that combination? Besides, he doesn't scare her! Much.
At thirty-four, Santa Cruz County Law Librarian Pat Pirard is living her perfect life. She has a job she loves, she’s just purchased her dream car, and she is almost over being dumped by her long term boyfriend. But her thirty-fifth birthday marks the end of life as she knows it, and Pat has to reinvent herself. As a birthday present, Pat’s best friend enrolls her in a glass flower making class. She learns a lot in the class, but she never expects her final lesson will be all about murder.
Violence strikes close to home for park ranger Tony Wagner when Blake and Jill Fisher are brutally murdered. Their teenage daughters, Christi and Terri, have vanished. Tony finds evidence that the kidnappers took the girls into the mountains rather than leaving by road. Widely scattered signs keep him looking until he finds a clear trail. FBI agent Wyatt Garret joins Tony as he tracks deep into the Rockies. The unstable, late spring weather is the least of their problems. And finding the girls is just the beginning. Tony faces the greatest challenges of his life. And the things he does to survive will change him forever.
A witch hunter is thrust into a magical, dragon-filled world... At sixteen, Yanna Gray is part of her family’s Virginia based witch hunting enterprise, helping rid Earth of anything—and anyone—magic. But her militant life goes south when an enchanted amulet goes missing. Before Yanna can reclaim the artifact, the thief opens an interdimensional portal flinging Yanna into a frightening magical world. Ragond is straight out of the forbidden fairy tales Yanna once read. Mythical creatures, witches, and mages live in harmony with humans. Here, all she’s grown up believing is turned on its head—especially when she discovers her own magical abilities. Without access to a portal to Earth, Yanna is invited to shelter at Stonehaven—the training ground for witches, mages, and dragon riders—where she discovers true friendship, camaraderie, and a surprising bond with an ancient dragon. But all too quickly, Yanna’s magic-hunting past catches up to her. Now, to save her friends and the dragon who partnered with her, Yanna must decide what she believes and who to trust. Or her past might become Ragond’s downfall.
The making of a serial killer to love...
Quick-witted and wise beyond her years, Dani Woodbury is a girl determined to prove her worth.
But first, she must adapt to a new home with a dark secret.
Dani has lost count of how many foster homes she's lived in, and at last, she has a chance at a family of her own. Her foster mother cherishes her, but her foster father despises her.
Love could be hers if it wasn't for him.
Delightfully stubborn and driven by wildness in her blood, Dani is engaged in an epic battle of wills when she discovers something more sinister lurks beneath the surface.
When she finally realizes what her foster father is hiding, her entire future is at risk. Will the shocking discovery land her back in foster care? Or lead to deadlier consequences?
If you like unforgettable characters and well-crafted suspense, then you’ll love Jack Kinsley’s sinister tale.
PLEASE NOTE: Wild is a shorter novel, at 182 pages. But it delivers on deeply drawn characters, style, and a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
ALSO NOTE: Wild is more of a suspense novel, and not a psychological thriller.
From Book 1: After Breed, an thief-assassin of small renown is chased by a dragon, tricked by a demon, almost killed by a psychopathic gang boss, and hunted by a ferocious spider, life really takes a turn for the worst.
Sentenced to five years bonded servitude to a one-handed priest magician, Breed must find the hammer of the ancient hero known only as The Hammer of the North within a year and a day...
So, with only a drug-addicted vagrant, a rat-faced child, and a timid priest for backup, Breed sets out for the mighty city of Valen and the tomb of the Hammer.
What could possibly go Wrong?
Grim, dark and funny, Dangerous To Know is an epic sword and sorcery adventure.
A life for a life. That’s the deal I made with my father to save my best friend from the poisonous magic about to kill him.
With Davian Grymes brought to justice, I thought the memory-warping torture caused by Bliss would finally end. Unlucky for me, this disturbing nightmare is only just beginning. I'm tangled up in a whole new mess of problems, and if I don't do something about it soon, people will pay with their lives.
My father is convinced a teenager named Colton Meyers has the power to destroy my family and take down NightFly Technologies. My payment for Ryker's life is to go against everything I believe in to make sure that never happens. Unfortunately, killing seemingly innocent kids isn't a skill I want to add to my list. I won't sit back and watch as others attempt to finish the job for me, either. What exactly is so special about Colton's magic that my lunatic father feels so threatened by it? I know he's planning something in that twisted mind of his, and I need act fast before the chaos ends in bloodshed. Now it's my life on the line as I risk everything to save the boy from certain death. No one enjoys dealing with family drama, but this is taking things to the extreme.
SOMETIMES THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED IS THE ONE THAT LEADS FROM HATE TO LOVE... I planned for every situation on my summer solo road trip adventure… except finding a gorgeous stowaway passed out in my camper on my very first night. And turns out I know the surly, knuckle-scarred Greek God: Stone Cormac used to be my childhood best friend… until the tragedy that tore us apart. Forbidden from seeing each other, I was adopted into a world of private schools and pool parties, while Stone was raised by an aunt who never wanted him – on the wrong side of town and the wrong side of the law. After seven years, I’m thrilled to finally be reunited. And Stone is… Well, let’s just say Stone is not. Gone is the happy-go-lucky boy who taught me how to do backflips off Lyman’s wharf, and in his place is a guarded, six-foot-two jerk. Ten minutes in and it’s already obvious he’s still battling demons from that horrible night all those years ago. Demons that make me think a lot more transpired that night than I’m aware of. The good news is I have the rest of the summer to get close to Stone again; to rekindle our friendship, and hopefully unravel the secrets weighing him down. The bad news is he’s being forced to spend these two months on the road with me because of a phone call my adoptive father made to his probation officer. Oh – and also: the fact that he now hates my guts. ----------------------------------------- Although the characters in Darling Rebel are in high school, there is lots of ...
In his new life, Charlie falls for Gypsy, a house cleaner, slash-street-walker he believes he is in love with, but without a solid sense of self, Charlie's love is a futile endeavor. Still, he thinks he can save Gypsy from herself. He is also convinced they will marry and live happily ever after, in his misguided, emotionally bereft perception of love.
When drugs, and guns become a routine part of life, Charlie is in over his head. He walks a fine line between reason and despair.
A poverty of spirit shines through in both wealth and poverty, in this gritty novel, where morals are not an underpinning of behavior, and the value of life is negligible.
This Cinderella invited to the ball gets help from a surprising source. But will she win her Prince Charming, who's relegated her to the friend zone? When store department manager David Warwick, her secret crush, unexpectedly invites shy florist Ellie Ashton to represent the store at a glittering London ball, she feels more the ugly step-sister than princess material. No make-up, hair that was last styled for her high school prom, and not a single dress in her wardrobe, let alone a ballgown. Only a complete makeover can help her to look and feel the part. Attending the ball with the confidence the makeover and boosted faith gives her is a dream come true. But will she win the heart of the man she loves, or let doubt and fear send her running away at midnight? Clean, sweet, and wholesome Christian inspirational romance to warm your heart from a USA Today bestselling author!
9-year-old Logan Ailshie, the only son of well-to-do parents, was used to getting his way, especially during the holidays. For him, Christmas wasn’t just about making a list but making sure it was long enough. He also had a reputation for embellishing the truth. That is until a chance meeting with an angel on the streets of Manhattan ends with a journey back in time to the birthplace of Christianity. Eventually, he makes his way home with a story that could change all their lives. He only has one problem . . . no one will believe him.
The last thing Skylar wants is exactly what she needs. A serial killer is killing women in Crescent City. Skylar Gautier, New Orleans cop, is determined to track and catch the killer herself. As she closes in on the killer, Travis Nichols, her fated mate shows up, ready for happily ever after. He is a distraction she does not need or want. At first the killer thinks it is a great game to lead the female cop on but then he discovers her secret and now she is the hunted. Her death will be his crowning achievement. Her life force will make him stronger than the master. A premonition shows Skylar the darkness covering the land. It will take two powerful mates working together to create something only ever heard of in legends to stop the evil. They will both have to give up something and risk everything. Author note: Touch of Darkness is a supernatural romance with steamy heat in and out of the bedroom for mature readers. Includes a fated mate who doesn't think she needs a mate and a dominant male with a protective streak a mile wide.
Ryan Hunt has a job to do. He’s been brought in for one week to help the Calhoun family learn how to run a youth camp. He doesn’t have time to be distracted by a beautiful, intriguing woman. Cate Calhoun is tired of being passed over for responsibilities on the ranch. She has her eye on the newly available job of camp director, but nobody in her family seems to think she can handle it. Ryan Hunt may be the key to learning what she needs to know to do the job. Although Ryan is her exact opposite, she finds herself drawn to him anyway. But Ryan is known as a heartbreaker, and it’s clear he has no interest in settling down. The more they get to know each other, though, the more Ryan begins to see that Cate is different from all the women he’s ever known. The Calhoun Cowboy Camp series is a sweet, clean contemporary western romance series filled with swoon-worthy cowboys and a small-town setting.
win Mail Order Brides Running From the Law Cora Weaver and her twin sister Beth are on the run from the law for a crime Beth is innocent of, when they see an ad for mail order brides in Angel Creek, Montana. Determined to save Beth from hanging, they respond to the ad, and arrive in Angel Creek, just ahead of the law. Mack Lawson, lost a bet to his brother James and now he insists that he marry a mail-order bride. Only Mack isn’t certain his wounded heart can accept another cheating woman. When he sees how beautiful Cora is, he knows there's no way she'll be happy in a nowhere place like Angel Creek. She'll cause trouble, and he's suffered enough torment from a woman. With a failed marriage behind him, how can he give his heart a second time? With Christmas coming, will there be a double wedding or will the past tear the couples apart and send Beth to hang?
Jackson Stiles is used to having bad days, but they’ve been especially bad since a certain tabloid reporter seems to have it out for him. Emma Green doesn’t mean any harm. She simply sees it as her duty to report the misdeeds of certain Private Detectives who charge too much in a society where people need more superheroes and less villains; something even Jackson has convinced himself he deserves to be called, deep in his gut. When the two of them realize they’re investigating the same suspicious circumstances, Emma makes Jackson an offer he only wishes he could refuse. But can the man who trusts no one allow the one woman he can’t stand help him get to the bottom of a murder he feels responsible for? Exposed and unsure, these two unexpected allies come together to unmask the mysteries cloaked in plain sight while uncovering secrets within each other. A lost soul and a seeker of truth travel down the road to redemption and discover more than they bargained for. Warning: this book contains strong language, sex, lies, conspiracy, murder, and sarcastic banter between characters.
Kohl Merrifeild is a Fallen Fae: breathtakingly beautiful but of criminal blood – and banished to the human world to entertain women for the rest of his days at the infamous Avalon Club. They clipped his wings and took his magic; ensured there’s no chance of him rebelling or wielding power. But there’s something they forgot: beauty is power - and that’s the one thing they left him... After her first night at Avalon, a night club famous for the entertainment provided by the beautiful Fallen Fae, Bree gets swept up in the smoldering gaze of one of the club’s most coveted Fae: Kohl Merrifield. Just a pretty distraction. Easy... Simple. Until she starts to notice there might be more to Kohl than his devilish grin, the lean muscles, and those intense green eyes. Until she starts to suspect he might be dangerous. Bree believes Kohl is part of an underground group fighting to overthrow the system that keeps Fae like him confined to the club – a regime that Bree’s ancestors fought hard to put in place. And now she’s determined to prove that her suspicions are right and bring Kohl and the other rebels to justice. Only she didn’t count on the fact that getting closer to her enemy would upend everything she thought she knew. And that there might be more sinister things going on at Avalon than the sensual distractions that draw the crowds. As alliances blur, conspiracies erupt, and violence escalates, Bree is forced to make the toughest decision of her life: is she willing to betray ever ...
Ally Sweet is happy to be returning for a short break to the small town where she grew up. She is planning on using the time off to get over her messy divorce and she is looking forward to spending time with her much-loved grandmother and relaxing making chocolates and anything chocolaty.
But then… the delivery driver for her grandmother’s chocolate shop is found murdered. The detectives investigating the crime have a prime suspect, Ally’s high school sweetheart, Brent. Ally believes that Brent would never murder anyone, so with the help of her trusted feline friend, Peaches, she tries to uncover the truth.
The search for the killer leads Ally straight into the line of danger. Will she be able find the murderer before she becomes a victim herself?
Triple Chocolate Muffin Recipe Included!
After fleeing impending war in England, nineteen-year-old Abby Stapleton works to correct her stammer and to become a teacher in America. She vows to return to her home in London. Abby couldn’t know the war would drag on, or that she would fall in love with Jim—soon to be drafted by the U.S. Army—or that she’d have to confront Henri, a rejected suitor, determined by his lies to ruin her reputation and destroy her faith in God’s providence. Will she discover the true meaning of home?
"... the comical wish fulfillment of being let loose on a starship." - Kirkus Reviews
The greatest lobster heist in space! The second in the Eudora Space Kid series: a hilariously funny, early reader sci-fi chapter book perfect for elementary-aged kids. Can Eudora and her best friend, Arnold, rescue her favorite lobsters from becoming the next meal at the spaceship’s New Year’s buffet?
Eudora is a normal third grader who just happens to live on a 36 deck AstroLiner. In SPACE! As a math and science whiz who’s been adopted by what you might call . . . aliens, she has normal ambitions—like being the chief engineer on an AstroLiner. But when her favorite lobsters on board appear on the menu at Chef Franklin’s dinner buffet, Eudora and her best friend, Arnold, hatch a plan to break them out. Will they save their crustacean friends? Or will they end up locked in the ship’s brig? Again . . .
Brilliant for engaging emergent and early chapter book readers..
An eternal council. A missing scroll. An old god in search of power. The fate of the world hangs in the balance. At eighteen years old, Lydia St. Clair made a deal with the devil. Three years later, she made a second deal to save her father’s life. Now a bounty hunter by trade, she uses her skills to locate missing monsters and find any object Lucifer desires. When she wakes from a memory-based nightmare, she follows the smell of brimstone to her kitchen where she discovers a single clue regarding her next job: a half-burned slip of parchment with the word “Armageddon” scrawled upon it. Lucifer can tell her little about the job except how the Scroll of Damnation, a holy relic prophesized to bring about the end of the world in the Book of Revelation, has been stolen from its home in Odin’s vault in Asgard. Gaea’s Council, a collection of famous faces throughout the history of mythology, prepares for an apocalyptic war as Lydia begins the hunt for the thief. With a hobgoblin named Nix as a sidekick, a series of gifts from the Council, and her own street smarts, Lydia embarks on an impossible quest and a race against time. If she succeeds in finding the scroll and returning it to the council before all seven seals can be broken, she saves the world. If not…
Buddy flick epic fantasy! The fourth in the Assassins of Landria series from the award-winning, bestselling author of Scourge: A Novel of Darkhurst and The Chronicles of The Necromancer. A vacant throne. A dark mystic intent on the crown. Two fugitive assassins risking everything to save the kingdom that exiled them. Rule-breaking, unconventional assassins Joel “Ridge” Breckenridge and Garrett “Rett” Kennar are caught between dangerous allies and deadly enemies as the future of Landria hangs in the balance. The council of regents controlled by the Witch Lord threatens the succession after King Kristoph’s murder. Rett escaped his brutal captors scarred in body and mind. Now he’s struggling to control the untested powers unleashed by his ordeal and dream walks to a hidden cloister full of forbidden magic. Falsely accused of treason, Ridge hunts the mage who damaged Rett and uncovers a terrifying new threat. Can a desperate gamble by outlaws and exiles avenge the king and save the crown? Exile’s Quest is an action-packed epic adventure filled with loyal friends, honorable fugitives, secret sanctuaries, hidden magic, and unexpected explosions.
Avery Parks loves her job in the Admissions department. She really does. It's nice and calm and...far too predictable.
Just like her personal life.
She has big dreams—how would she ever realize them if she stays in her current rut? She needs to take a big, bold, daring move to shake her out of her humdrum life. Like taking a vacation to Belgium to see her childhood friend.
Nikolas Servais had thrown himself into work after a tough breakup. It had helped him deal with the heartbreak, but unfortunately, it had also helped to convince his dad that he was ready to take over as CEO in the family chocolatier empire—a job that he’d never choose over the position he had now. Then he gets the note from the girl he’d had so much fun with in the host family he’d stayed with as a foreign exchange student in high school. When she asks if she can come for a visit, he decides he’s going to show her a vacation of a lifetime. It’ll be one last hurrah for him before he steps into a life that will consume his time.
As Nikolas pulls Avery out of her boring life and shows her a world she hadn’t even dreamed had existed, not only does she start to feel like anything’s possible, but she starts to fall for the sweet boy who is now an amazing man. But nothing could ever happen between them. They live on two different continents! And Nikolas doesn’t seem like he’s quite ready for a new relationship.
This trip had been all about her taking more risks, but fall ...
Clayton Sinclair had moved back to his hometown in Middleton, Colorado for one purpose - find the curvy woman he’d been fantasizing about since high school and stake his claim. His mission didn’t prove as difficult as he’d thought as fate stranded his curvy beauty on a rooftop just waiting to be rescued. Mary Anderson had been crushing on the chief of the rescue squad in her small town since high school. Even when he moved away, she’d still held a part of her heart solely for him. Now, he was back, and she dreaded meeting up with him again. She didn’t know if she could keep her feelings concealed any longer. When she found herself stuck on a roof in the pouring rain with a winter storm barreling her way, she both dreaded and longed to be rescued.
Secrets are a dragon’s best friend. Deception is a close second. Both provide a sturdy armor, allowing half-dragon shapeshifter, Dahlia Nite, to live undetected among the humans. Walking in two worlds, belonging in neither, she wraps herself in a shroud of lies to hide in plain sight. But nothing stays hidden forever. When dismembered bodies of multiple species are dumped on the riverbank, the case falls to Dahlia and Detective Alex Creed. Backed by Sentinel City’s new task force, the pair find themselves urged along by clues that seem too good to be true. Bouncing from one crime scene to the next, they hunt for a clear motive in a murky sea of conflicting evidence. Already on edge from the recent string of unexplained crimes, the city begins to unravel. Drowning in missing creatures, slaughtered remains, masked men—and the search for her sidekick’s missing sister—Dahlia burns the candle at both ends. Seeking answers, she employs her empathic abilities, and uncovers something deeper and more sinister than a simple serial killer’s web. As the dots connect, and worlds collide, she struggles to shields her friends from the truth. But secrets can be deadly. And Dahlia’s not the only one who keeps them. Smoke & Mirrors in the third book in the Nite Fire Series.
THE AMAZON #1 BESTSELLER, reminiscent of The Thorn Birds and The Light Between Oceans. Poignant, heartrending, and unforgettable. Inspired by a true story . . .
“SHAMED BE THE WOMAN WHO ALLOWETH SUCH A SIN.”
Two cousins share a deep, sisterly love for each other. And a man. One of them will be driven into madness.
It’s the year 1930, and Anna May Shahan’s world is about to change. The eccentric housewife from the small woop woop town of Esperance, Australia, lives on an isolated farm by the sea with her loyal husband James, and they lead a simple, hardworking life. That is until Anna’s beautiful widowed cousin Lottie returns from the States after being absent for over a decade. Lottie confesses to Anna her heart’s greatest desire to have a child, and Anna, in fear of losing her beloved cousin again, seeks to grant her wish by means of her own husband.
James knows his wife has some undiagnosed mental condition, blaming it for her salacious idea, and refuses to take part in it. But Anna is relentless, and finally one night successfully manipulates him into going along with her plan. She gets her way, but her choice to help her cousin soon brings devastating consequences for them all.
A literary achievement and the most emotionally gripping book of the year, The Consequence of Anna is a complex family saga, intertwined with the haunting mystery of An ...
Ballet teacher Casey Richardson is about to lose her beloved dance academy. Enter wealthy playboy Drew Byrne. The sexy divorced dad would fix things since Casey is the only person who can reach his shy, withdrawn son. But will saving her school mean losing her heart? “So much depth, emotion, passion and love…A brilliant script for a chick flick we girls would love to cry and swoon about!”—Unputdownable Books
Magic doesn’t wound the same as a sword. The story of Ian Troy continues in Magic-Scars, the second installment in C. L. Schneider’s riveting epic fantasy trilogy, The Crown of Stones. Captured by his old enemy, King Draken of Langor, Shinree magic user Ian Troy was sentenced to prison. Tortured and drugged, robbed of his will, his memories, and his magic, Ian was made to do unspeakable things. Rescued, as his body slowly rids itself of the drug, Ian realizes he has returned to an unfamiliar world gripped with fear. In the wake of his fall, those he cared for were left to their own grim fates. Draken has seized control of the realms and named himself High King. His brutal rein has sparked a desperate rebellion that Ian now finds himself a part of. His one task: recover and repair the Crown of Stones, in hopes it will tip the balance in the revolution that is brewing. In pursuit of the reason behind the artifact’s strange loss of magic, Ian is driven to release an explosion of retribution and power that leaves him irrevocably scarred. Struggling to reconcile the man he has become with the man he once was, Ian strives to understand the growing number of magic-scars adorning his body. He searches for the truth behind his link to the Crown of Stones and uncovers shocking secrets buried for generations beneath the sand. To become the weapon the resistance needs, he must assume responsibility for his magical inheritance. But can he curb the destructive appetite that comes with it? ...
Hope Bonnet did not experience a single moment of human kindness during her upbringing in 19th century Northburry. Being deemed repulsive by her mother at birth set the tone for her treatment by the entire Bonnet household. Abuse and ostracization filled Hope’s every waking breath until a chain of gruesome events and a shadowy savior offered her the opportunity to be freed from her tormented life. Her despair turns to optimism as she takes solace in the guidance and ‘sound advice’ provided by her newfound savior, ‘Father.’ Will Hope do his bidding and reign terror on those deemed the cause of society’s ruination? Is Father a figment of her imagination, or is she possessed by a dark beast that feeds on her unanswered prayers? Sound familiar?
Love makes men do desperate things - if desperate things means opening a rival cupcake shop to drive your ex-girlfriend crazy. Twin brothers and air force vets Tanner and Garrett Mann return from deployment to find their thriving business burned to the ground. Time for plan B: move back to their hometown of Beach Pointe to start over. But that means running into Paige and Morgan Baxter: gorgeous, curvy, and owners of Two Sisters Cupcakes. There's an old diner for sale across town, Garrett's a great cook, and Tanner has an idea. They'll make savory cupcakes that men would like. We're talking bacon and Cheez Whiz. Even better? They'll call it Mann Cakes. Problem is, they end up attracting an unexpected crowd. Paige is furious. Every man in her life has left her behind, including Tanner. She's sacrificed everything for her shop. She won't lose it over some egotistical ex-boyfriend, even if he does have an air force-chiseled body. Her younger sister, Morgan, isn't helping matters. She's been gaga over Garrett since high school. "To hell with that. If it's a fight Tanner wants, it's a fight he'll get." But how much is Paige willing to risk to win a cupcake war?