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.
When 18-year-old student Stephanie Cooper investigates the mysterious circumstances surrounding her great aunt’s death, she discovers a painting thought stolen by the Nazis and destroyed during WWII, hanging in the home of the intriguing James Knox, guitarist with indie band, The Fury.
Now, as Stephanie gathers proof to unmask a thief and possible killer, she discovers that someone does not want her to uncover the secrets of her family’s past and that someone may kill to stop her.
Caitlin was used to living in abandoned buildings, or derelict houses. She didn't expect much out of life. All she wanted was a better life for her brother, and eight letters. Sam was a successful architect on his way to the top of the industry. The last thing he needed was a relationship with a woman in charge of her little brother. And, what the hell were the eight letters all about?
Early Review Quotes: "Honestly, the emotions are so real." "I loved it, a beautiful Cinderella story." "I couldn’t put it down."
Set in and around Sydney, Australia. Written in Australian English.
US Marshal Jack Dillon gets an early morning call. An American has been murdered in the Finglas section of Dublin. Dillon hurry’s to the scene. A brutal shooting in the back garden of the home and there are no answers. No witnesses. Very little information on the victim. Is there a gangland connection? In short order, bodies begin to pile up and no one seems to have an answer. Are they even related to the American’s murder? Maybe, but then . . .
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“This effervescent historical novel paints a richly detailed portrait of the enterprising Veuve Clicquot. The twinned plots of Clicquot and Napoleon Bonaparte’s rise and fall are filled with detail that give life to this far-off time. The prose is light, yet detailed, and peppered with moments of wry humor. Napoleon's characterization is well-crafted and give his character new life. Clicquot’s character is charming, and readers will love getting to know her. Rosenberg has a superb eye for blending humor with drama.” ~Publisher’s WeeklyBookLife Prize
From triple-gold award-winning author, Rebecca Rosenberg: Champagne, France, 1800. Twenty-year-old Barbe-Nicole inherited Le Nez (an uncanny sense of smell) from her great-grandfather, a renowned champagne maker. She is determined to use Le Nez to make great champagne, but the Napoleon Code prohibits women from owning a business. When she learns her childhood sweetheart, François Clicquot, wants to start a winery, she marries him despite his mental illness.
Soon, her husband’s tragic death forces her to become Veuve (Widow) Clicquot and grapple with a domineering partner, the complexities of making champagne, and six Napoleon wars, which cripple her ability to sell champagne. When she falls in love with her sales manager, Louis Bohne, who asks her to marry, she must choose between losing her winery to her husband, as dictated by Napoleon Code, or losing Louis. ...
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!
When jealousy amps up to murder rock and roll on the high seas hits a sour note! Nine days floating through paradise? Free? Who wouldn't jump at the chance? Well, Chef Tina Crawford is rethinking her decision ... Take a rock and roll themed cruise and complete one simple task: bury the hatchet with my rock star father. Oh yeah, and do it sober. The prize? A partnership in the Cosmic Café. To win, I'd face the devil himself, but nobody told me my ex-lover and his fiancée and a predator from my past were included on the cruise at no extra charge! Now I'm stuck at sea with a series of questionable accidents and a nasty murder to solve! Yeah …, it was gonna be the cruise from hell.
Book 1 Outback Australia Romances Dr. Andrew Lowman is an Australian Eye Specialist who has a passion for restoring sight to those who would otherwise endure life with poor eyesight or blindness. Medical facilities are not easily accessed in the wide-open spaces and isolation of the outback where the air is hot, flies are plenty and life is tough for those on the land.
Thanks to the Flying Doctor Service, Andrew and his team are flown in to a cattle station near Bourke, NSW, where they conduct a regular clinic for the Aboriginals and others on the land in the area. Their time is divided between two stations and the town of Bourke itself. They follow this routine every second week, giving the outback a service it wouldn’t otherwise receive.
Become a part of the outback – the land, they call home. A land as beautiful as it is harsh. A land which captures the hearts of all those who live on her. No 1 Best Seller on Amazon in February 2019
A young woman undertakes a perilous journey from the Australian goldfields to the Yorkshire moors. In 1854, the Australian goldfields swirl with the heated danger and betrayal of the Eureka Stockade rebellion. At the center of this maelstrom is Melanie O'Dea, a woman with a price on her head and the authorities on her heels. Melanie accepts aid from a neighbor, The Honorable Michael Guilford, but it places her in even more peril. After Michael seduces her and callously discards her, Melanie is left to fend for herself in a foreign land. Can she endure such treachery and survive the sweeping winds of uncertainty and find happiness?
Welcome to Kirk University, a beautiful campus uni in northern England. These slice-of-life, racially diverse romance books each follow a different couple on their quest for personal growth, self-discovery, and of course, love. No bad boys or alpha males here, just down-to-earth, confident, sexy young men and the bright spunky women who fall for them. Eat up this collection of five steamy new adult contemporary romance novellas. Perfect if you enjoy realistic, warm-hearted books with plenty of drama and sexy times to get you hot under the collar.
She needed to escape… Elizabeth Baker’s life looks nothing like she hopes. When her mother suddenly dies, Elizabeth grieves her passing as well as evades the inappropriate passes of her stepfather. She has to get away from him and decides to ask her dearest friend, Hannah, for help. Can Lizzie escape her stepfather’s advances before it’s too late? And if she does, can she ever trust another man again? He wants to remain single for as long as possible… Mack Douglas sees his best friend, Briggs, and his new wife, Hannah, on a daily basis. While he doesn’t begrudge their happiness, he has no desire of his own to get married. To be shackled down for the rest of his life? No thank you! When Hannah implores his help on behalf of her friend, he can’t say no. Will Lizzie and Mack be able to find common ground and build a marriage worth fighting for? Or will their marriage end before its even had a chance to begin?
An Alec Winters Series is a dark-fiction, vengeance-driven 4-book thriller series, beginning with Prelude, a behind-the-scenes look at Alec’s life as a New Orleans teen-jock. In Crescent City, Alec redeems the innocent and exterminates those responsible for their suffering. Now, Alec’s job takes him to Mobile, Alabama in Port City (An Alec Winters Series, Book 3). There, Alec hunts down and mercilessly destroys a ring of sex traffickers, freeing their enslaved and terrified victims. Continue Alec's controversial story in Harbor City, the final installment of this emotionally-charged series, to see how it ends. Not for the faint of heart; not recommended for those under the age of 17.
He found her. His wolf claimed her. He'll do anything to save her. Thirty years ago, wolf shifter and self-made billionaire Magnus Flink challenged and killed his sadistic alpha to stop him from torturing and murdering pack members. He’s been a rogue ever since and wants nothing to do with pack politics. But now, a war is brewing between the four major shifter coalitions. And when a power-hungry alpha wields dark magic to kidnap the woman Magnus’s wolf has claimed as mate, he’ll have to stretch the limits of his abilities--animal and human--to save her. Authors Note: This story is the prequel to The Norse Billionaire Shifters series. It was previously included in the 1001 Dark Nights Short Story Anthology 2020, which is no longer available. Praise for the author's work: “When it comes to paranormal romance with explosive action scenes, Bradley has that nailed.” ~Entertainment Weekly “Action-packed, sexy, and fun! ...reminiscent of JR Ward.” ~Ilona Andrews, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author “The romance is sizzling, the battle scenes top-notch, and the characters intriguing.” ~Booklist “...blends Norse mythology and evil government experiments into an unusual paranormal…perfect for paranormal romance readers who are looking for something different.” ~Publishers Weekly
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.
Westerners today grow up with abundant opportunities to determine their own values, identities, and roles in society. But for generations, millions who lived under Soviet rule in the USSR had these essential freedoms withheld, determined instead by a central authority that claimed the right to choose for them and enforce compliance. Thirty years after the Soviet Union’s decisive collapse, the old communist paradigm continues to limit those who come of age in a post-Soviet world. Everyone Is an Entrepreneur showcases the experience of an American author acclimating to life in the developing post-Soviet economy of Armenia. Along the way, he examines how the intelligent and hardworking people he lives among are stuck in a state of transition away from all-encompassing, bureaucratic control. They struggle to adjust to the responsibilities of economic self-determination because they have never learned how to see the world through entrepreneurial eyes. Entrepreneurship is a principled way of seeing the world, a paradigm that applies to people in all cultural and economic circumstances: Artists, office workers, doctors, teachers, farmers, and laborers alike. By adopting this universal outlook, anyone can produce more wealth, accomplish bigger goals, and take control of their life like never before.
A murdered art teacher, a piano bar, and danger for Sheridan Hendley, amateur sleuth. Sheridan Hendley, amateur sleuth, wants nothing more than a return to routine following their family vacation. The last thing she needs is to find herself involved in another murder investigation. But that's precisely what happens when the victim is one of Maddie’s favorite teachers at the high school. While Sheridan’s trying not to sleuth, the high school principal assures everyone Sheridan will find the killer. Despite an abundance of people wanting to share their thoughts on the teacher, Sheridan and the police are stymied. An artist and music buff, Alyssa Drake was last seen alive at the Old Thyme Piano Bar. As Sheridan starts to put the pieces together, she realizes the victim may have uncovered funny business at the piano bar that led to her death. Now the killer, sure Sheridan knows more than she does, is after her. Join Sheridan, Brett, and their friends as they enjoy the piano man and uncover the killer.
A devastating plague… A cruel dictatorship… An autistic man who must learn to be a leader.
John is socially inept and friendless. When a pandemic all but wipes out humanity, the solitary life suits him well—at first. But events force him to make choices where he must work with, trust and then lead others. This is against all his natural instincts, but the freedom of the new society depends on it.
Yellow Death: Arrival is the first instalment of an epic story exploring morality and the essence of humanity. Arrival takes us through the end of civilisation and the circumstances which begin to sculpt a reclusive loner into a military commander. If you liked The Postman, you’ll love this post-apocalyptic adventure.
Pick up Yellow Death: Arrival today and begin your journey into the darker side of human nature.
CONTENT WARNING: This book is written in British English and intended for an adult audience. It covers adult themes and contains scenes of violence, sexual assault and swearing.
No blood. No body. No murder. That’s what the police found after Penelope spun her bizarre tale. In a hysterical state, she said her father was butchered and eaten by a mob of birds ~ in her bedroom. They claim she’s crazy. That she suffers from delusions. Penelope is dead set on proving them wrong. After being institutionalized for eight months, Penelope is out and more determined than ever to find answers to her so-called hallucinations. With her father’s untimely disappearance, she’s convinced her family is hiding something sinister.
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.
Salazar, a descendent of Serena McKay, seems to be the only one who understands that his city, August City, faces apocalyptic annihilation while its wealthiest citizens are spirited away and to safety by spaceships.
Is there any hope?
•The wealthiest residents have fled.
•An unprecedented and unprovoked air raid shatters August City.
•A biological toxin is released on Earth.
Is there any safe place to hide?
Fortunately, Salazar remembers the stories his grandmother told about a city beneath August City, possibly a safe place to weather an unparalleled attack. But, as he leads his mother to this proposed shelter, they are attacked by crazed residents who have inhaled toxic fumes that alter their personalities and turned common men into killers.
Can Salazar and his mother find safety before these madmen kill them both? Is there a future worth fighting for?
Sheriff Frank asks newly-minted private detective Charlotte to help him crack the case, but she has no idea those darn gingerbread men will start showing up everywhere. What did Santa do that made them so angry? And what's the secret in his colorful Christmas-themed bureau?
"LOL Funny! I loved this book. Charlotte gets to help Frank on a case. Let's just say Gingerbread Men Reindeer and a whole lot of crazy. Oh I forgot the possum!! Read this book Janet Evanovich fan's will love this book." ~ Deborah Kesner ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Charlotte is forced to split her time between searching for Santa's killer and helping Declan's crazy ex-Stephanie stop a corrupt district attorney in exchange for a book that could help solve more crimes in the future. She never thought she'd help calculating Stephanie with anything...but as this story comes to it's shocking ending, you'll find it could be Stephanie who's finally bitten off more cookie than she can chew...
If Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum and the Golden Girls had a baby, it would be the Pineapple Port series! Fans of Lilian Jackson Braun, Jana DeLeon and Rita Mae Brown won’t be able to get enough of this wild, funny, thrilling corner of F ...
From Book 1: For fans of Twilight and The Vampire Diaries comes a new addiction impossible to put down.
She's in love with her best friend. A family grudge could tear them apart. And a supernatural secret could get them killed…Robyn can't picture life without her childhood best friend Jayden. And now that theyre in high school in the sleepy town of Shadow Hills, shes hoping they can take their friendship to the next level. But when their parents suddenly forbid them from seeing each other because of a centuries-old family quarrel, the few blocks between them might as well be worlds apart. She also can't help but wonder if the flirty new girl in their neighborhood with her sights set on Jayden has put another nail in the coffin.
While her parents keep her under lock and key, they let her older brother roam free late into the night… even after a local girl is found murdered. Between her brothers nighttime excursions and her parents odd behavior, Robyn starts to worry that the killer may be living under her own roof. When danger lurks around every corner, Robyn must decide if shes willing to risk her family and her life for a chance at true love.
Flesh and Blood is the first novel in The Vampires of Shadow Hills YA paranormal romance series. If you like star-crossed chemistry, headstrong heroines, and riveting family drama, then youll love Willow Roses heart-throbbing series.
Being vulnerable makes you a target. Pax knows this all too well. He doesn’t want to need a hero, but the green-eyed biker that keeps rescuing him anyway has him sliding into dangerous territory—namely, Mace’s bed. Mace is the Sergeant-at-Arms of the St. Louis Iron Heretics MC—treading through volatile situations is all in a days work. At the end of the day, he knows better than to let his heart rule out over his head, but Pax is an anomaly he can’t shake loose. When a threat returns, taking aim at Pax and disrupting the balance they’ve reached, Mace has to recalibrate his sights, bringing what he truly wants into focus. Unfortunately for them, danger doesn’t always stay dead. Disrupt is the first book in the Iron Heretics MC series. It can be read as a stand-alone and features no cliffhanger, no cheating, and a HEA
Could you commit murder to complete an antique set? Looks like someone did! Marty's a recently divorced antique and art appraiser who moves from the Midwest to live with her sister in High Desert, California, just outside of Palm Springs. Since their early childhood days, her sister has always possessed unexplained psychic abilities that often enable her to predict future events. An antique appraisal in the home of a recently murdered woman puts Marty at the center of a search for the killer. Who did it? The woman’s son? The well-known collector of antique Meissen china? A professional art and antique thief? The owner of Mai Tai Mama’s Restaurant? And just what part did the collection of Meissen china Monkey Band figurines play in the murder? Detective Jeff Combs is just as determined to develop a relationship with Marty and her dog Duke as he is to solve the crime. Will the psychic abilities of Marty’s sister help her find the killer? This is the first book in the popular High Desert Cozy Mystery Series by a two-time USA Today Bestselling Author.
Raven Kennedy is a prisoner who never forgave himself for his unspeakable crimes. In a world that has descended into chaos, he becomes a part of the Phoenix Project.
In prisons across the country, inmates fight to the death while the nation cheers them on. Struggling with his guilt, Raven is forced to battle some of the prison's most ruthless killing machines.
But with the real war raging on within him, and fighting for a chance of redemption, can Raven survive long enough to unravel the anger and regret that shackle him - and find the forgiveness he seeks?
Praise for THE PHOENIX PROJECT:
"The Phoenix Project was extremely hard to put down and even harder to forget once it was over" - Thomas Whaley, author of 'Leaving Montana'
"D.M. Cain has written a deep, sensitive novel with focuses on life, death, and religion." - Kenneth J Kerr, author of 'Life as a Double Agent' and 'The First Madam President'
"A superpowered twist on Victorian romance!" —Publishers Weekly This series? THE NEVERS + BRIDGERTON mashup! What’s a reluctant viscount to do when the woman he can’t have becomes the woman he can’t live without? Viscount Julian Alexander works dutifully to protect London’s outcast clairvoyants. But when the woman he’s sworn to keep from harm threatens to turn his orderly life and League of the gifted upside down, he finds himself craving her above all others. And with her brash American ways driving him to distraction, he fears the ensuing chaos could expose them all to danger. Psychic healer Lady Piper Scott is tired of being ignored by the man she desires. In an impulsive bid to draw his attention, she slips her protective leash to pose as a medium for bored aristocrats. But when an arsonist turns the séance into an inferno, her plan simultaneously succeeds and fails when Julian flies into a rage… and then whisks her away to his mansion, alone. Confronted with the woman’s implacable persistence, the handsome nobleman worries that giving into his heart will only inch her closer to those who would abuse her power. But Piper is more resolute than ever to prove her place is by his side, opposing their enemies together. In the first in Tracy Sumner’s captivating League of Lords series, mysticism in Victorian England is the setting for a sizzling love affair . . .
“Your best friend can be your worst enemy” Three inmates break out of a maximum-security prison in Texas, one of them Danny Marsh, a suburban man in his twenties who landed in jail because of a crime he never intended to commit. An American Cage, a “tale of convicts on the run that convincingly examines their psychological states” (Kirkus Reviews), follows Danny and his two escape partners over a twenty-four-hour period as they struggle to cross Texas to freedom in Mexico. On this dangerous adventure, Danny has to evade the rabid Texas authorities, and even worse, the schemes of one of his closest allies, who isn't who he seems.
A Doms of The Cage Prequel Novel
Ever wondered where your favourite Doms and subs played before The Cage opened?
Delaney MacDonald is a bratty sub of the highest order who has never fully submitted to a Dom in all her years of kink.
After spending months trying to create the perfect Dom, Delaney finds him cheating on her with another sub. Instead of feeling devastated and betrayed by her former Doms actions, shes more concerned with finding another Dom she can secretly top from the bottom. When two Doms she has known for years come forward to offer her a contract, Delaney resists at first. Master Linkin and Master Martin are real Doms who will demand her actual submission.
Master Martin and Master Linkin are on a mission to find the sub that will bind them together.
They have been together for years. When they found BDSM, they were quick to discover they were both Doms, neither one able to properly submit to the other to create the power exchange. They agreed to top subs together in the hopes one day they would find the perfect sub to complete their triad. Master Linkin and Master Martin had watched Delaney for years and knew she needed a proper Dom to help her reveal her submission. They finally have the opportunity to offer Delaney a contract.
Delaney, Master Linkin, and Master Martin come together in scorching scenes that affect each one of them in different ways. For Delaney, her descent into true submissio ...
Natalya Volkovs dream is to fly, but when shes killed in a plane crash defending Mother Russia, the Norse goddess Freyja gives her a second chance at lifefor a price. For immortality, she must hunt down the most powerful man in Europe or give up the man she loves.
Romani-Jew, Mikhail Abramovich has known hardship. He escaped a Nazi camp, became a Resistance soldier, and the love of his life died in his arms. Yet, when Natalya miraculously returns to life; he is plunged into a world that is no longer black and white.Is the hunt for Hitler and immortality worth giving up everything they have ever known and loved?
In this standalone adventure, Robert, James and Lucy Baxter travel to the nineteenth century on an important mission, starting by befriending a young Charles Dickens. If the children fail, it could prove fatal for one of them. They have to work as a team to find a way through their problems, especially as once again they find themselves stuck, without the means to get home. At that point, Lucy realises she needs to step up and take control, or all will be lost! Also available as an audiobook.
★Winner of the Houston Writer's House Competition★ Seven survivors. One monster. Nowhere to hide. Mission Specialist Adán Fuentes awakes from cryo-hibernation to discover that most of his fellow crewmates are dead and the shuttle Carpathia is not where it’s supposed to be. Surrounded by a vast barren landscape, he and the other survivors wonder how they can accomplish their mission, to establish a home for future colonists. When an unseen creature attacks them, the Carpathia’s crew must turn their attention to surviving and solving the true purpose behind their mission. Inspired by the 50’s sci-fi flick Forbidden Planet, Sand and Shadow plumbs the depths of the human psyche and the power of its influence. As the Carpathia’s crew’s secrets and flaws are revealed, readers may find themselves compelled to examine their own dark places.
When “typical Kerryman” Mickey Enright realizes he is dead, he is convinced there has been a mistake and demands another chance at mortality. But St. Peter, with an agenda of his own, sends him back to Tralee … as a stranger.
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.
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No nineteen-year old should have to spend her birthday like Catherine Lamott, burying her entire family after a devastating illness took their lives. After her fathers debtors left her almost penniless and her fianc broke their engagement, Catherine considers it fate when she learns about the mail order bride program from a stranger.
Catherine corresponds with Samuel Cardwell, a businessman looking for a wife and partner to help manage his mercantile in booming Texarkana. Having decided it the perfect match for a St. Louis born and bred, educated young woman, she catches the train to meet her suitor. But she does not bargain for the man waiting at the end of her long journey.
Jackson Trimble is content on his ranch, raising cattle and working hard from sun up to sun down to help him forget the tragedy of his past. When he hires a young innocent woman who is down on her luck to be his cook and housekeeper, he does not anticipate that his feelings for her would go beyond a purely business proposition.
Catherines story is a clean short read western historical romance in the Courageous Orphan Brides series.
Each story is a complete standalone story.
An aged to perfection romance. After, being in a verbally and emotionally abusive marriage, Phae, a woman approaching 65, wants an adventure. Her grown children disapprove of her taking a job in Mallorca, Spain as a property caretaker. Falling in love is the last thing on Phae's mind. Until she meets the owner of the villa. But does she want to risk her independence for love?
She lost her inheritance. He stole her job. When these rivals start playing with fire, sparks fly, donuts melt, and hearts burn. ★★★★★ "If you like hot, action-packed, firefighter romance, look no further. Danika puts you right on the front line in all the best ways." ~Cora Seton, NYT & USA Today bestselling romance author At 24 and just 5’4”, Sophie Beaulieu may not look like the best candidate to become the first paid chief of the Lily Valley Volunteer Fire Department. But the crew have faith in her and everyone expects she’ll get the job. A job she needs to keep her family home after her father dies. So when an arrogant and hot as Hades career firefighter rides into town wearing the new chief’s helmet, nobody is more shocked or angry than Sophie. Nick West is convinced this small-town job is his ladder to a chief promotion in the city. Nick's been an outsider all his life, even in his own fractured family, so he has no trouble taking on the opposition, whether that’s the haters within the department, or the feisty woman he takes on as his Deputy—despite their explosive chemistry. As the competition rages like an uncontrolled bush fire, sparks fly between Nick and Sophie, both in and out of their turn-out gear. Will their romantic fling be extinguished by their egos, or can they fan the flames to find their forever? ~~~ First In is a steamy, contemporary romance and the first stand-alone book in the Mixed Six-Pack series. If you like off-the-charts chemistry and enemies ...
Take a peek inside the provocative summer nights between billionaire Alan Mitchell and Brianna Walsh. The Prequels: Complete Box Set features the first three books in this unconventional romance. Alan Mitchell and Brianna Walsh’s professional relationship began as a summer to escape for the handsome but broken-hearted Manhattan Venture Capitalist. Soon after, it got…complicated. A contract was supposed to simplify everything. But it doesn’t when Alan wants more than Brianna is ready to give—especially since she still has a boyfriend who is not-so-patiently waiting for her time as the billionaire’s paid companion to end. The more time she spends with Alan, the harder it becomes to remember why their relationship must remain professional. Breaking the contract would solve so many problems—for both of them. But would it also break their hearts?
Tausi, son of the legendary Captain Ngala, has risen to the edge of power as higher glories await him on bloody horizons. Now the lord of his own ship, The Ube, he reaves the Mirror Sea to spread the fame of Song City, once a den of monsters in Shallow Bay. Every doubt he meets with the end of a sword in a time where every step he takes carries risk, and no more so when his father Ngala brings together the great corsair-lords to scheme against the shining empires in the west. Whispers of treasure and vengeance abound as dire plans take shape for an invasion when a fleet suddenly appears. Massed by the imperial slavers of Latia, the most powerful of the corsairs’ many foes, a hellish siege stokes the flames of hatred and war. Soon everything Tausi holds dear in the world will be pushed to the line in a battle for their lives. Every sunrise brings fresh evils, every sunset new destruction, and before the end mayhem will rage across the sea. Revenge, romance, and valor clash in this pulse-pounding sequel to The Curse of Shallow Bay. For fans of Pirates of the Caribbean and Enemy at the Gates, take up arms and join the fight At The Mirror’s Edge.
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 ...
Colt – Life tackled me when I wasn’t looking. One minute I’m in the zone, preparing for what I hope will be another winning season, and the next I’m struggling to keep my focus on the game instead of the prim and proper beauty my agent hired to help me plan for life after football. Usually women flock to me, but this one I have to chase, and I can tell she won’t be easy to win. That doesn’t scare me. It terrifies me. I’ve disappointed every woman I’ve ever known by putting the game first, and now that I found something I want more than another ring, I’m not sure I’m man enough to win off the field. Samantha – I’m no stranger to alpha males. In my line of work they come with the territory, and I’ve been around long enough to hold my own. That’s why the cocky football player with a reputation for scoring on and off the field is such a surprise. On the surface he’s the kind of guy who could ruin my credibility, but when he sets his focus on me, he lets me see the person behind the persona, and it’s someone I respect. Like even. I swore never to mix business with pleasure, but the perfectly imperfect ball player is hard to resist, which begs the question; is he worth breaking my one and only rule?
"Mind blowing!" ★ "A thrilling read!" ★ "Keeps you guessing until the end!" An unwanted power. A veiled murder. Will she risk it all to catch the killer before he strikes again? Every time Mira comes in contact with another person, skin to skin, that person’s psyche uploads into hers. While her therapist considers this a gift, for Mira it’s a curse from which she cannot escape. To make matters worse, Mira’s high profile father is being investigated for deaths connected to the "feel good" miracle drug Gaudium. When Mira’s mother starts asking questions, she ends up in a coma. Although her father claims it was an accident, thanks to her “condition” Mira knows the truth, but proving it just might get her killed. Contact is an action-packed YA with a twist of sci-fi.
Billie Rose Tackett, an 11-year-old girl in 1946 West Virginia, can speak to horses. It's kind of a think-speak, but she can speak to them all the same. She knows this, because of a pony named Penny, who has run away from the local county fair, asks Billie for her help. How will Billie prove Penny did not belong to the fair, or to the terrible pony ride keeper? How can she prove Penny told her this when no one in their right mind would believe that a horse speaks? She knows she can't and they have no other choice but to run away. In her quest to save Penny, Billie and Penny show amazing courage and tenacity to overcome seemingly impossible, life-threatening situations. In this fast-paced adventure story, Billie grows in confidence as she deals with prejudice, disability, bullying, family loss, compassion, and forgiveness while doing whatever it takes to save the runaway pony.
From the writer of the ‘Engaging and Uplifting’ (Daily Mail) HELEN AND THE GRANDBEES… Bernie is plunged into turmoil when her step-brother is born, too vulnerable to leave, too vulnerable to risk loving. And she is confused when she falls into love with mosaicist Robin, his soulful artworks and tales of Ethiopia. All this because a family tragedy has left her resolved to remain adrift from emotional attachment.
Against her own instincts, she pushes her father away to his new wife, and pushes Robin away into the arms of a mutual friend. But as she reaches the pinnacle of her desired isolation, she realises that she might have made a mistake. Can she learn to trust in a human connection that might just let her down?
Alex Morrall explores themes of love and isolation in ADRIFT - THE STORYTELLER & MOSAICIST. Follow Bernie’s story from the coast to early 2000’s London.
When Hearts Come Home is a sweet contemporary romance from a debut author. If you've ever longed for a second chance with your first love, you'll enjoy this wholesome romance. Gabby Sullivan is ready to marry her high school sweetheart, Brock Carter-Banks, in a winter wedding. Supporting him in his political ambitions means giving up the opportunity to attend the prestigious Boston University. While she longs to explore life outside their hometown in Eastern Washington, she's willing to make the sacrifice to be with Brock. As the day of the wedding draws closer, Gabby is distracted by Brock's best friend, Ari. A friend since childhood, Ari suddenly raises doubts about their nuptials and encourages her to take the graduate school scholarship she's been offered even if Brock isn't willing to come with her. Determined to have the wedding she and her mother always dreamed of, Gabby ignores Ari. In a devastating turn of events, Brock betrays Gabby's trust. Her heart shattered, she flees her hometown, intending to never come back. Fate had other plans . . . Five years later, her mother's health has deteriorated. She asks Gabby to return home for one final family Christmas. With time running out for her mom, Gabby takes the next flight home. In a small town, it's not long before she crosses paths with Brock and Ari. When feelings for both men surface, Gabby is torn between the life she has and the one she's always wanted. With fate offering a second chance at true love, can Gabby fo ...
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.
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!
From Book 1: Sometimes one phone call is all it takes...
Amber Reed is a newspaper admin assistant tasked with making up the horoscopes. Her imaginary predictions seem as close as she'll ever get to excitement. Until a desperate phone call plunges her into the middle of a celebrity murder investigation.
Battling to convince the scarily handsome special agent assigned to solve the case that she can help him catch the killer, Ambers fighting something far more dangerous than she could ever have imagined - and it has nothing to do with the equally scary chemistry fizzing between her and special agent Charlie Huxton!
Has Ambers wish for more excitement in her life landed her in big trouble - or is her fate written in the stars?
If you enjoy reading fun and flirty intriguing mysteries then you'll love the Amber Reed Mystery series.
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Ten-year-old Swift is weary of being “the Lad,” and he longs to feel a sense of belonging with his three older brothers. When a chance strikes to go night fishing together on their father's mighty brigantine, the Regulus, it seems the perfect chance for Swift to prove himself. When night falls, however, when stars rise and the fishing begins—as Swift ventures into the wilds of the sea and its creatures—a sense of alienation creeps in. To realize his place in the strange water world, he must summon the courage to confront the North Atlantic with all its savagery. And to learn what it means to be one of four brothers, Swift must rally the bravery to reveal to them, at the heart, who he is. Come sail the North Atlantic with Swift and his family in this poignant coming-of-age novelette.
Discover how to have a childlike faith so you can live among Heaven’s wonders where the unimaginable and miracles happen every day. You can experience this kind of Heavenly living by learning what these unique childlike characteristics are. Then as you become more childlike in your faith, the miraculous things of Heaven will begin to occupy your home and everyone around you.
Elliot Crawford is in love, but not with the man she planned to marry. Elliot – Fleeing to Shane after my engagement ended was supposed to make me feel better. And it did, until I started wondering why my relationships never make me as happy as my friendship with him. Big mistake. I’d be a fool to risk our friendship by trying to redefine it. So, why did I bait him into something more? Shane – My teammates think a newly single Elliot will be a distraction heading into the playoffs, but just because my best friend is hot doesn’t mean I want her. Or it didn’t, until she dared me to touch her. Now I finally get what my teammates saw all along, but admitting it will make them question where my head’s at. The game and the girl are within reach, and I intend to win both. Not So Friendly Intent is a stand alone book in the Mile High Romance collection. It contains a sinfully delicious quarterback with a goofy sense of humor, and a stunning book-lover who’s humor is just as wicked as his. It also includes strong language, HOT sexy times, and a guaranteed HEA.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Two lost wolves. She has been banished. He is without a pack. Can they find anything in common? Chelsea Rhodes was ousted as Mistress of Coronado and banished to Hawaii. That doesn’t sound bad… unless you’re a wolf-shifter in a place wolves have never existed, the plantation you’ve been given teeters on the brink of bankruptcy and there’s a wolf skulking around saying he is your fated mate. He is the illegitimate son of the Alpha of Wolf Song, but was raised as the son of the Alpha of Paris. His adopted father is dead, his brother is installed as the leader in Paris and his mother is reunited with her fated mate, Dax is trying to decide on his next move when an assassin almost succeeds in killing him. His mother asks him to go and help Chelsea but she does not want his help or anything to do with him. Will Dax be able to convince Chelsea that together they can build a successful business and pack before Christmas? Author note: Mulled Wine is a supernatural romance with steamy heat in and out of the bedroom for mature readers.
Trapped in the middle of nowhere. Chomping at the bit for thrills. Accused of the worst crime in the region’s history… Canada, 1941. Harriet Hall still feels out of place. Homesick for London and stuck in a small town, the thirteen-year-old aspiring journalist jumps at the opportunity for a headline when precious personal items mysteriously go missing. But she’s stunned when her snooping catches the wrong kind of attention and she gets pegged as the primary suspect. Embarrassed to have put her family’s name in danger, Harriet flees into the woods with her sasquatch pal to dig up some exonerating evidence. But as she battles bee stings, a broken arm, and the ire of all the official investigators, she fears this scoop may have sunk her career before it even began. Can she write the criminals into a corner before she’s forced to take the fall? Harriet Hall and the Kaiser's Curse is the intriguing second book in the Harriet Hall children’s adventure series. If you like brave amateur sleuths, Canadian mythology-inspired escapades, and hair-raising page-turners, then you’ll love Sonia Garrett’s return to the forest.
From Book 1: The head of Orsino Security was hired to protect her for a week. Instead, his bear wants to claim her forever.
It takes one look for bear shifter Salvatore Orsino to know that Natale Durante isn't just his client… shes his mate. His first instinct is to lay Natales curvaceous body over his shoulder, find a den, and claim her with his bite. But, this beautiful head-strong woman only grudgingly endures his protection even as she welcomes him in her bed. Hell have to set aside his bears need to mark her until hes eliminated the threat to her life. Once shes safe, hell turn all his energies convincing her that he isnt after a short-term dalliance, he wants her, with him… forever.
Natale Durante knows that Durante Fashion House is on its last legs. Her new line, designed for women of every size and shape, is her last attempt at saving her familys legacy. But there are those in high fashion who prefer that things stay the samecurves belong on the road, not the runway. When complaints and hate mail escalate to threats of bodily harm, her father hires a bodyguardSalvatore Orsino. Hes over six feet of deliciously seductive muscular male and a distraction she cant afford. One look from him and she wants her infuriatingly persistent protector to rip off her clothes with his teeth, or she might do the same to him.
Can Salvatore eliminate the threats to Natale or will he lose her before he has a chance to claim her?
Devil's Island ... an abandoned island in the Caribbean Sea with a dark and bloody past ... an island with a terrible secret ...
Nick Gorman, billionaire movie producer, assembles a team of ghost hunters and scientists to investigate the Thornhill Manor on Devil's Island - the most haunted place in the world that no one's ever heard of. He's there to find proof of ghosts, evidence of an afterlife ... but he's also there to uncover the secret that is hidden on the island ... to possess it.
The ghost hunting team is led by Shane Edwards who lost his TV show in a scandal and now is a disgrace in the ghost hunting world; this is his chance to redeem himself and revive his career. But as soon as he steps foot on Devil's Island, he realizes that the fears from the Cranston House, a house he and his friend entered on a dare when they were twelve years old, fears he thought he had overcome, are all coming back. And everyone on the team is facing their darkest fears, the island somehow bringing them to life.
As Nick gets closer to unearthing the secret on the island, Shane begins to wonder if any of them will survive their two night stay on Devil's Island.
Contains: some strong language, slight violence and gore.
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 ...
A new dark fantasy series from Eric Shane Love. An epic quest, strange creatures, and an ancient wood full of sinister mysteries. Join Eliot on his mission to find and destroy the scarecrow. In the valley of Gal-Braith, a tradition has existed for as long as anyone can remember. It is the tradition of the kohlas: a journey all boys begin on their seventh birthday. A quest to find and destroy the scarecrow. Born from an agreement between the people of the valley generations back and the low energy of the Dark Wood, no one remembers how the kohlas began and few question if it should continue. Aided only by a strange group of woodsmen, Eliot begins his kohlas like all the others. But a seed planted deep inside him by his estranged mother makes his journey different from the rest. For readers of the Dark Tower Series, dark fantasy, and gothic horror fiction, this is a satisfying fever dream of twisted characters set in a macabre forest in the land of Glint & Shade. To receive a FREE ebook of The Scarecrow Hunters, visit www.ericshanelove.com and sign up for my newsletter. After opting in, you'll instantly receive a download link.
Based on a real-life tragedy, Mirror Image is a heart-stopping tale of horrific abuse. Female PI Catrina Flaherty tackles one of her most difficult cases. Cat specializes in women’s issues, infidelity, messy divorces, spousal abuse, sexual harassment, etc. But her newest client, Mandy Alcott, has an unusual problem; her abusive husband is the chief of police. What do you do when your abuser is The Law? You call Cat Flaherty. Cat sees in Mandy the same terror she herself endured at the hands of her police officer ex-husband. Can Cat save Mandy from her life of fear? Can she extricate Mandy and her two children safely?
There’s nothing like someone trying to kill you to give your life direction. Yes, I had been in a funk, drifting from job to job, but that all changed when Jones came at me with a gun. And when he, the research lab where I had worked, and the chief scientist all disappeared, I was left with nothing but a piece of mind-blowing technology and a story so bizarre that the police were more concerned about my mental health than the attempted murder. I needed help to understand what I’d gotten myself into. Enter young, beautiful Dr. Diane Stapleton. And when I accidentally involved her in this deadly nightmare, I knew only one thing for sure. I couldn’t let her die. As a finalist in both the 2017 Wishing Shelf Book Awards and 2018 EPIC eBook Awards, In the Space of an Atom is the perfect mash-up of Janet Evanovich and Michael Crichton. It’s fast, light suspense with a bit of science and a touch of romance that you won’t put down until the final page.
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?
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 ...
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 ...
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. An Alec Winters Series is a dark-fantasy, vengeance-driven 4-book thriller series, beginning with Prelude, a behind-the-scenes look at Alec’s life as a New Orleans teen-jock. In Crescent City, Alec rescues innocent victims and crushes the loathsome, corrupt men responsible for their suffering. In Port City, Alec’s job took him to Mobile, Alabama...and now, he travels to Melbourne, Florida in the final installment, Harbor City. Finish Alec's controversial story in this emotionally-charged series -- you won’t want to miss the ending. Not for the faint of heart; not recommended for those under the age of 17.
Somehow, he lost his freedom. Now he belongs to the Academy, and the rules have changed. What started out as a game has become a matter of life and death.
When Ryan Jacobs hacks into a top-secret computer system, he has no idea that his life is about to change. He is forced to confront his worst fears as a sinister organisation tries to use his skills for its own evil ends.
If he doesn't think fast, someone will die.
At thirteen you shouldn't have to face these kinds of issues. But at thirteen, you dont get to decide THE RULES.
The Rules is the first book in the Ryan Jacobs series: a fast-paced action-packed thriller for a rebellious and digital generation that want to fight the system.
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.
Oh no! Our sweet Becky Tibbs has a troll! In the 11th book of this sweet, clean cozy mystery series with ghost stories, someone is stalking Becky on social media and the things they are saying are NOT kind. #AshevilleMedium Becky has been so busy with ghost cases, helping friends and family, AND living her new life as a newlywed loving Patrick that she has very little time for any online social networking. She hasn't even kept up with the latest networking websites or trends such as Snapchat or TikTok. Yes, she's heard of Twitter but she is too busy to tweet a single post. In fact, her friends see the ugly tweets long before Becky knows anything about it. Should they tell her? Will it do any good to hurt Becky by letting her know a mean and hateful bully is out there trying to cast doubt on her abilities as a medium? Will knowing someone is watching her and reporting her actions to a small but faithful following intimidate Becky?
In 1773, the prince and princess travel across the globe on a series of secret missions, and run into unexpected danger. Aisling's magical abilities are increasing, but dark forces who seek to destroy her powers are hunting them. The prince must protect her at all costs, as they fight for survival and abiding love.
At 38 years old, Jarrod Turner has everything - literally. A successful chain of hotels in five countries. Private 727 jet. Fleet of cars - Rolls Royce, Bentley and Mercedes Sports. A Harley Davidson Softail. And, a cruising yacht berthed at the bottom of the garden of his waterfront home. Yep, he had everything. So, what was it which brought back bitter memories, year after year and prevented him from moving on with his life? Would he ever learn to live in the present instead of the past?
This standalone novella and audiobook begins with the Baxter children attending a concert by the most famous pop group of all time; The Beatles. England in the 1960s is a world more familiar to the children than other eras they have visited. However, not everything goes to plan and Robert, James and Lucy discover that Uncle Archie can't help them. Not only that - this time, it's not just their own well being that is at risk!
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.
For years, Tracker’s life has had two facets: Hunting spellsters and entertaining strangers in his bed. Few doubt he's good at both, although only one is considered acceptable amongst the King's Hounds. His trip to Toptower should be just another task in an endless string of routine. Take down any dangerous spellster he finds and send the timid ones to Demarn’s tower prison. It is a role he was born to play. One he has grown weary of. But there's something off about the spellsters he’s encountering. The people he typically finds aren't usually this powerful or anywhere near as lethal to a man immune to magic. It's as if something, or someone, is releasing them with an eye to weaken an already harried kingdom. To what end, he cannot be certain of. History is littered with the dangers of magic running unchecked. He must uncover the truth, and quickly. But with all leads pointing one way, will he be able to uphold the code of the King's Hounds once he finds it?
Emily never expected to find love in a dart bar, but the moment she spots tall, sexy Sebastian, she’s determined to catch his eye.
Ex-girlfriends, perpetually shirtless rich boys, frantic best friends and a mysterious orange handbag converge to stop her.
No one said stalking was easy, but if romance was left to the boys, the human race would die out while they logged fantasy football points and punched each other in the balls.
Everyone knows that.
Emily’s not stalking Sebastian...she’s saving the world.
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?
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 ...
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
From Book 1: What a great murder mystery plot! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Fantastic book. Sudden twists that will leave you totally surprised. Loved it! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Would you save your daughters killer?
When Evie Butterworth faces every parents nightmare, the death of her daughter, the police are brought in to determine whether it was murder or manslaughter.
Heading the investigation is American homicide detective Bex Wynter, who has abandoned her own train wreck of a life to become head of a new investigative team in a brand new country. But not everyone welcomes an American to the London Met. Quinn Standing is having a hard time coming to terms with his failed promotion and an even harder time adjusting to his new boss.
As the team begin to peel back the layers to discover what really happened at Richmond Bridge, pressure builds from the media, the killers high profile father and Bexs tragic past. Will she be able to shake off her demons to bring justice to light?
Driven to Death is British crime with an American twist! If you like realistic crime fiction packed with suspense and filled with richly diverse characters, then youll love this page-turning mystery that will keep you glued till the end.
For fans of Alex Kava, Tami Hoag, Harlen Coben, Victor Methos and James Pattersons Bookshots. This is a "read on the run" book that you will be able to consume quickly. Perfect for today's busy reader ...
She was killed on their wedding day…but he couldn’t let her go. Tall, handsome Dr. Spencer Py was a well-respected environmental scientist...until the limo crash when a treacherous Maine road took away his new bride Melanie and left him in a wheelchair. He is racked with despair over his failure to save her until the fateful night he discovers plans on the internet for the Spiricom, Thomas Edison’s electronic device for communicating with the departed. Determined to be reunited with his beloved Melanie, he builds the device--never imagining the unexpected results will drag his friend James Early back into one of the African-American detective's worst childhood traumas!
Chimera Island. For more than a century, the tiny atoll has been the subject of legend and rumors. Mysterious sightings. Strange deaths. Unexplained disappearances. A transport plane sent to Chimera to evacuate frightened scientists from a climate research station on the island disappears, along with a Chinese spy ship prowling nearby waters. The U.S. Coast Guard sends its most secret team to investigate, Deployable Specialized Force-P—the P is said to stand for phenomenon. DSF-Papa, led by Lieutenant Commander Douglas Munro Gates, discovers there is more to the legend of Chimera Island than rumors and folklore. The climate research station is wrecked. Strange creatures skulk through the jungle overgrowth. And reality may not be as it seems. Worse, someone - or something - is determined to stop the Coasties from discovering the truth about the island. With evacuation impossible, DSF-Papa must discover the secret of Chimera Island or become part of its legend.
A murdered guest at her first catering event? Definitely not good for DeeDee’s fledgling business. So much for post-divorce new beginnings. When Lisa, a well-known Seattle art gallery owner, is murdered at the event, shock waves ripple through the local Seattle art community. The following day, newspaper reports indicate the cause of death might have been poison in the food DeeDee served. She has to find the killer to save her business and her new life. Join DeeDee, Jake, a private investigator she's developed a relationship with, and Balto, her husky dog as they search for the murderer. This is the first book in the Northwest Cozy Mystery Series by a two-time USA Today Bestselling Author.
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.
Jen – Divorced? Check. Over 30? Check. Single parent? Check. What are the odds I’d find a sexy, single man who isn’t allergic to a woman like me? Turns out the odds are good. But it’s not just my world that’s affected by the new man in my life, which means I may have to choose between my daughter’s happiness and my own. Anthony – After my wife died, I swore I’d never put myself in a position to feel loss like that again. Besides, I could never replace the mother of my child. I never intended to break that promise, but my meddling son ruined my plans. Turns out, the kid’s a great matchmaker, but nothing is easy when teenagers are involved. Or the Internet. Now I’ve got to fight for the second chance I didn’t think I wanted, and prove to two very stubborn women that they should take a chance on me.
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.
Working at the Desert Rose is just like any other job at a hotel and casino. Haunted corridors, murdered guests and hunky construction workers building a new pool.
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
The only love Kally Anadarakis is baking is in the form of the sweet treats she whips up in her café, The Coffee Klatch. Kally never believed herself to be a person worthy of love, but when an intoxicating man she considered out of her league pursues her, she risks everything to be with him. Later, when tragedy strikes, truths are revealed that leave Kally brokenhearted and untrusting. Eight years later, Kally is a successful pastry chef running the café she’d always dreamed of owning. With a home of her own, a profession she’s passionate about, and the support and love of friends and family, Kally is content with the life she has carved out for herself. Until the day Max Vardaxis walks into her café… With arguing parents, meddling relatives, an overly energetic grandmother, a man-crazy best friend, and the long ago, mysterious disappearance of a grandfather, this new man in town is just one more complication in Kally’s life, if not the main one. Kally must now decide whether to keep her heart safe or to once again take a ‘whisk on love.’
Adrien thought be could outwit King John... The third son returns to Montbryce after an absence of eight years. He’s been in England, masquerading as a de Quincey and trying to infiltrate King John’s inner circle. Sent by John as an emissary to a council of war in Flanders, he is unmasked as a spy. Ensnared As if that isn't bad enough, he finds himself trapped into marriage and forced to flee with his unwanted bride. Her last hope Marissa d’Ascq sees marriage to Adrien as her last hope of escaping her mother’s cruel tyranny. Little does she know the dangers she and Adrien will face in their flight.
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.
A simple heist at a hardware store uncovers a brutal crime spree leaving a police officer dead, several innocents murdered, and the small Oregon town of Sweet Home shaken to its core. Veteran police officer Lacey James answers the call. The robbery suspect has fled, but the items she finds inside the car at the scene raise the hackles on the back of Lacey’s neck: a hammer, a tarp, zip ties, and a stolen gun. This discovery pushes her suspicions to an all-time high and has her questioning what dark and dangerous crimes this man may be involved in? Eden Mills is smart, kind, and fun-loving. Not the kind to make enemies or run away. But Eden has a stalker, and when Lacey discovers that Eden is missing, possibly kidnapped, there is plenty of reason to fear the worst. As Lacey peels back the layers of the suspect’s crimes, her pursuit of the truth leads to unthinkable tragedy. A colleague is dead. Her suspect isn’t talking. And time may be running out for Eden. Can Lacey find her before one man’s obsession destroys more lives?
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.
Small towns have secrets...and murders. Bestselling author and cyber security company owner Parker Bell and the always caffeine-and-sugar infused Lady Gatorettes seem to have more than their fair share of craziness, mischief, mayhem, and murders. A laugh out loud madcap set of adventures in Po'thole, pronounced Po Ho by the locals and Pothole by anyone north of the Florida-Georgia line. Crazy isn't just for tourists! Sit down with your favorite liquid libation, sweet iced tea for most, and enjoy the hilarious antics of Parker and her merry band of friends in this Florida humorous cozy mystery series. Book 1 - A Dose of Nice...and Murder Book 2 - A Honky Tonk Night...and Murder Book 3 - The Faberge Easter Egg...and Murder Book 4 - Little Candy Hearts...and Murder Book 5 - Lights, Action, Camera...and Murder Book 6 - A Turkey Parade...and Murder
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.**
He had some questions…and she gave all the wrong answers. Luke’s learned the hard way that a pretty face gets him nothing but trouble. His solution? A series of questions to use as a dating screener. The woman with the right answers would be perfect, except for one tiny problem. Madison Anderson, the woman he really wants, the one who makes him laugh and can rock a bikini better than most on Boca Raton’s beaches, just failed the test. Miserably. Madison is hardly oblivious to her new neighbor, Luke Bennet. A sexy construction worker with sun-kissed hair and an easy smile that makes her melt? Yes please. But it’s not like she’s going gaga over him like the other women in her condo building. And since she’s engaged, anything between them will have to be strictly as friends... even if every one of her senses is sending her messages that they want so much more. The rules for love are about to be rewritten in the sixth book in the Almost Perfect series!
QUIRKY CAREERS? You bet! Follow the Fun with NEW Romantic Comedies! There’s humor when love and work get all mixed up.
We all need a little laughter, or a lot, especially at work while trying not to fall in love. It's not easy when the jobs involve unusual skills: grooming ostriches, sitting Santa in a bar, inspector of Legos, toothpick QA, etc.
Warning: These seven brand-new stories will have you swooning and giggling over your coffee while hiding from your boss.
Abandoned by her spirit guide and reeling from a bad break-up, Lexi turns her back on her calling as a medium. Hunting for direction in her life, she borrows her best friend’s giant dog and heads to Rosestem Holiday Village for a quiet getaway. But the dead aren’t quite done with her yet. Even the irritation of a new spirit guide isn’t enough to persuade Lexi to return to her old calling, but a chance encounter with Julie, a grieving mother desperate to unravel the suspicious circumstances of her son’s death, might change all that. Can Lexi and her new spirit guide unravel this mystery and find out the truth. Before Julie’s frantic behaviour puts all their lives at risk as she wreaks havoc on the holiday village?