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Mayor Joshua Steadman's biggest accomplishment is marrying his perfect first lady, Melissa. But when Melissa falls terminally ill and confesses a disturbing secret on the eve of her death, the mayor's life is thrown into chaos. Haunted by an alluring, enigmatic ghost from his past, Joshua must suppress his lust and try to settle down with the perfect, voter-friendly angel. But Joshua's inner demons threaten to ruin everything as he enters into a toxic love triangle with two very different women. Trying to shake the ghost from his past, Joshua soon finds that the only thing he is desperate to escape is the present. Murder, lies, and the ultimate betrayal stalk the mayor's every move, when all he wants to do is stop and smell the roses.
Burned by his faith. Abandoned by his family. Coming out was nothing compared to finding forgiveness…
Lawrence Greene churns with bitterness. Regretting his dead-end job and excruciating love life, he’s exhausted by the world tearing him down. And when his religious mother returns begging for reconciliation, he’s torn apart by resentment and his own need to heal.
With his estranged family’s proximity dragging up memories of his painful revelation of being gay, Lawrence escapes to his anti-church group sanctuary. But when a better future finally comes knocking in the form of Hakee Mitchell, a sexy and good-hearted man, Lawrence must bare all to claim true absolution.
Will Lawrence let go of his grief and put a firm grip on a fresh start? The Freed Church Boy is a stirring LGBT contemporary fiction novel. If you like complex characters, heart-rending conflict, and new beginnings, then you’ll adore Lloyd Johnson’s powerful tale.
AH-MEH-ZING . . . 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
This story had the perfect amount of giggles, gasps, and anxious page-turning." --Lisa, Lost In Literature
Tender romance with real-life characters that will warm your heart and tug at your emotions. Bestselling author Rita Herron
The Dance n Love series shines a spotlight on women of the dance world. Not necessarily the stars, but the unsung heroines, the dilemmas they face and the men who capture their passions.
Snow Dance Divorced Broadway dancer moves to a peaceful fishing village for solitude and instead encounters a needy teen, a pesky ghost and a fisherman who makes her believe in love again.
Kiss Me, Dancer - A rollercoaster of a romance between a dance instructor and a single dad. Can Casey save her studio without losing her heart?
Touch Me And Tango - Ballroom dance star Tanya broke Parker's heart when they were teens and seeing her again brings back all the fire and fury.
Stars, Love And Pirouettes Two careers, two men. A ballerina faces the choice of a lifetime. Will her heart show the way?
Sawyer – I thought my life was over when my mom moved us in with her boyfriend, the father of the hottest guy in school. I mean, could there be a worse scenario than being forced to live across the hall from the object of your first major crush? Turns out there is. Falling in love with him and getting my heart broken was worse. As if once wasn’t enough, he’s back in my life, trying to do it again. Wes – Senior year of high school, instead of living it up I pined away for the girl across the hall, who I absolutely couldn’t have. Aside from the fact that she was two years younger, she was my future stepsister. The ramifications were endless; disappointing our parents, being ridiculed at school, messing up my full ride to play ball in college. Did I mention she was my future stepsister? I knew it couldn’t work, but I tried anyway, and failed just as spectacularly as I predicted. It took eight years, but she's finally back in my life, and this time there's nothing to stop me from making her mine.
Amy and Katie discover the startling truth of who is behind the attacks and decide to go on the offensive. Strange alliances lead to violent death as they seek to overcome the most formidable enemy they have yet to face. An old ally resurfaces, yet everyone seems to have their own agenda, which leads to constant conflict where no one can be trusted, as they take on forces more sinister and powerful than ever before when they race to rescue their friends. This adrenaline-fueled continuation of 'the CULL' series sees Amy and Katie propelled into the very heart of their enemies' domain and bring about events that will change them forever.
Alistair Cronin and his brother, Teddy, two men from a large Texas ranching family dream of owning a ranch of their own. They purchase one in Claxzon, South Dakota with money left to them by their grampa. Expectations about their new venture are high and they are excited by the prospect of starting a new breeding program. What they didn’t expect was to be ambushed, and for Alistair to be almost killed, a few miles from their new home. Thankfully, neighboring ranchers take Alistair in and nurse him back to health. Beautiful Peggy-Jean has returned home to her parents’ ranch after the tragic death of her husband. She needs their help while she grieves. It’s not long before Alistair falls under her spell. Will his capture by a madman end their courting before it even begins? Or can his brother and their new friends rescue him before the killer strikes? This is part of a multi-author series but read as a stand alone.
Fourteen-year-old Swift loves the study of medicine. His interest is almost a match to his fascination for sea myths—particularly for the Star of Atlantis, a lost relic from Welsh pirate history. In struggling to “grow up,” Swift sets his sights on competing for a seat in a highly selective internship, for young students aspiring to someday read medicine, until… Swift’s former best friend, Ash, discovers a centuries-old Norse pirate treasure. And on sickening interviews, Ash reveals that his discovery contains a clue to the whereabouts of a treasure far greater: the legendary Star of Atlantis. To chase his oldest dream and lay his hands on the Star of Atlantis, Swift must cobble together the few leads that hint where it might rest. If he’s to beat Ash to the treasure, he must put his sailing skills to the test, contending with treacherous Welsh sea coves and caverns. And he must size up his own fortitude, his own capabilities, or lack thereof—for the search for the Star of Atlantis might mean lost friendships, lost dreams, and even lost life.
Fans of Twilight and A Shade of Vampire are sinking their teeth into this exciting new vampire romance!
A fictional world brought to life, a dark romance that promises eternity, and a secret that threatens to end it all.
Crimson Wilkinson is a teenage girl who, having survived a dark childhood, finds her escape in reading a popular vampire series. After some investigation, she becomes an active part in the very true vampire stories the world thought were fiction and falls in love with their author, Nicholae Albaric, the sweetly lonely vampire celebrity. But her happiness is short-lived as she discovers she has a rare gene that makes the carrier extremely powerful if turned into a vampire, and she is targeted as the vampire communitys number-one most-wanted, some who want to kill her before she becomes a threat, and others who want to use her powers to their own ends.
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.
Some memories refuse to stay buried... On Christmas Eve, a car accident leaves Carly Perez without a mom. A year later, Carly's life is nearly back to normal -- except for the fractured images that plague her dreams. When her father insists on spending the holidays in Guatemala with relatives Carly's never met, she is less than thrilled. But she reluctantly boards the plane anyway. That's where she first sees the man with the scarred face. She could swear she has seen him before, but when? Where? In Guatemala, Carly meets Miguel, her attractive step-cousin, and thinks maybe her trip won't be a total waste after all. Though she is drawn to him, Carly's past holds her back -- memories that will not be forgotten, and a secret about her mother's accident that is hidden in her subconscious. And everywhere she turns, the man with the scarred face is there, driving that unwelcome secret to the surface. Petals is a YA suspense novel that will keep you turning pages.
From Book 1: An introvert, Special Agent Francesca moves to Las Vegas to escape her powerful, domineering mother. On arrival, multiple obstacles challenge her. She needs to approach a father shes never met, a man who doesnt even know she exists. Then she must play the role of a loving fiance with a stranger. One who makes her question every unexpected emotion he provokes. Craving the chance for real undercover work, she grabs the opportunity to be involved in cleaning up gang corruption in a nasty neighborhood. When she poses as the new owner of a hotel, the deadly-dangerous situation ramps up and shes forced to fight her way from one conflict to the next.
Sean Collins, Psychiatrist and LVPD Profiler, has never known anyone like Francesca Donovan. From first sight, he believes her to be a screwball but her beauty and maddening personality attracts him. Despite her prickly disposition, which gets them into a load of trouble, her rotten driving skills and her constant battles, hes hooked. Once hes roped into a mock engagement with her, his desire to make it real takes precedence over everything else in his world.
★★★★★ ‘A gem of a conspiracy thriller’
★★★★★ ‘A well written, tense thriller. Well worth your time.’
★★★★★ ‘Fast moving action adventure!’
An unsuspecting world stands on the brink of annihilation.
A shadow government waits in the wings, ready to seize power.
A former Navy Seal is humanity’s only hope.
Frank Marshall knows all about the ultra-secretive Committee, its involvement in 9/11, its quest for global power, and most terrifying of all, its imminent plan to murder three billion people. Because once upon a time Frank was one of them.
Now the former Navy Seal is stepping out of the shadows, determined to stop his former employers from committing genocide on an unthinkable scale and ushering in a brutal New World Order.
For his mission to succeed Frank must stay one step ahead of the Committee’s lethal hunter teams and its global surveillance network, and that means enlisting the help of others, civilians with no military training or combat experience, just everyday people who suddenly have everything to lose.
The question is, will any of them survive long enough to succeed?
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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?
Giuliana is a middle-aged housewife in Toronto, with a career and a husband who has little interest in her well-being, and three young children. In the evenings, she gets on her computer and chats with people all over the world. She becomes involved with Aaron and Bobby. Her life becomes like a pinball bouncing between her husband, her job, her children and her two online friends. She is bewitched by the romantic poetry of Aaron and the honest and kindness of Bobby, that takes her all the way to California. Watch for the ironic twist of fate that takes her in a direction that she never expected!
Family. Loyalty. Love.
Carry and Drag - Dagen wasn’t looking for a roommate, but when circumstances have Oliver moving into his second bedroom, Dagen can’t help but feel drawn to him. Living together is an adjustment, but when the attraction between them morphs into something more, will old insecurities drag them apart? Or will they find a way to carry the weight of their burdens…together?
Take Down - Harbor and Theo have been crashing together since the moment they met—in the backroom of a club, at Harbor’s gym, and finally inside the fight cage. With a career-making championship title on the line, will either of them be willing to take down the one who’s won their heart?
Matched Intensity - Reconnecting with Magnus is the only thing Rory wants in this world. They’ve loved each other since they were kids, even though the years spent apart. With Magnus returned home, can they find their way back together before secrets—and a threat—drive them apart for good?
Vidar - All his life, Vidar Rourke has stood tall against every challenge he’s faced—from his father’s fists to the demanding world inside an MMA cage. When he’s finally settled down with the two men he loves, an old mistake issues a challenge, threatening the harmony they’ve built. Stepping into the cage again was never part of the plan, but as the door shuts behind him on the most important fight of his life—he’ll make every punch count.
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Cursed in some ways and blessed in many others, his psychic ability keeps Mike from having the loving family he’s always wanted. You see it’s a secret and he fears that, if he tells anyone about his ability, he’ll put them in grave danger. Danger? Yes; danger lurks at every turn. You see, his mystical ability is so unique that he's been watched since a small boy. Now, there are those who desire to capture Mike in order to study his paranormal ability, to find out how it works. They’ll do whatever it takes to further their covert agenda. If that means bloody tests or dissection – if it costs him his life, they don’t care - not if they can use his gifts to their advantage. Mike boldly narrates his fantastical story and shares his secret - He sees visions of disturbing future events through a kaleidoscope. He'd like to live a normal life, but an elusive threat prohibits him from doing that. 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!
Cloanne had traveled to the most dangerous town in South Dakota in order to become a mail-order bride, only to learn the man she was betrothed to had lied. At the age of thirty-one, she was considered by most to be a dried-up spinster who would never achieve her dream of a husband and family. Ronaldo is smitten with the beautiful blonde from the first time he sets eyes on her, and when her proposed marriage falls through, he takes it upon himself to court her. Cloanne accepts Ronaldo's offers of dinner and looks forward to spending time with him each day, but all is not as it appears. Is their growing attraction doomed to fail due to secrets and lies? What will happen when Cloanne falls into the hands of a notorious outlaw? This is part of a multi-author series but read as a stand alone.
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?  ...
London, 1909 Ruby Redlick is a young woman with a passion for reading, who yearns to break free of her constrained life in Upper Norwood and go on the stage. She dreams of playing dramatic characters like her idol Sarah Bernhardt. But the West End is full of lords, predators and courtesans. Ruby almost comes a cropper until a new friend comes to the rescue and introduces her to the music hall as a Gaiety Girl. Swept up into the bright lights of 1900s Edwardian London, she's barely navigated the Stage Door Johnnies when a Maharajah's fabulous jewels are stolen and a murder occurs. When the police, more interested in rooting out foreign spies, close the case abruptly, Ruby is driven to follow another idol, Mr Sherlock Holmes, in some amateur sleuthing. With the help of Soho's Italian anarchists and a couple of militant suffragettes, she investigates the crime. Ruby unravels the complicated web of deceit but when she comes a little too close to exposing the criminal’s deadly secret, her own life is put in peril. Will she find a way to bring about justice before it's too late?
The Gift Saga concludes with the next generation coming into the forefront of the story during their tumultuous years between adolescence and adulthood.
Evvie has lived through more tragedy than a young girl should ever endure, having lost both her father and a most beloved grandmother at a young age. Her rebellious ways are her only defense to mask the ever-present pain in her heart. Closing herself off emotionally, Evvie vows to never let anyone into her heart. But will her determination to keep everyone out see her lose the only person who could heal her broken soul?
Over-achieving, focused, talented, determined to succeed. Those are the traits Stella envies in her siblings and cousins. Her insecurities and lack of confidence stunts her ability to realize her own worth. When an older, handsome young man claims her as his own, Stella believes she has finally found who she has been looking forsomeone to love her enough to mold her into the best version of herself. But has she fallen in love too quickly for a man she barely knows anything about?
Chasing Petalouthes (Chasing Butterflies) is the coming of age story of two flawed, young women who push their way out from the confines of the cocoons theyd built around themselves and discover how to soar.
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.
Today was a special day, a day she would never forget. The first time she had met a man. And she had taken him as her prisoner...
Deep in the undiscovered forests of Urquaid, the Tinka women live in secret, haunted by their traumatic past. Maimed and mutilated by their own men, they massacred every one of them. The youngest Tinka, Nuala, has heard stories of man’s barbarity all her life, and fears and despises them all.
When a muscular warrior bursts into the forest, Nuala takes him captive and vows to do anything to keep her people safe. Horrified by her attraction to her bad-tempered prisoner, she is soon fighting to resist his brutish sexual charm.
Jericho is the revered leader of the Ajaxo, the equine-worshipping tribe dominant in the harsh world of Urquaid. Lustful, proud and arrogant, he will do anything to escape. Humiliated by his capture, his fury and resentment darken his desire for his tempting little jailer.
Jericho and Nuala forge a volatile, uneasy bond, simmering with tenderness and lust but fraught with festering mistrust and hatred. Their relationship is combustible and dangerous until, one fateful day, their positions are reversed and the captive becomes the captor...
NOTE: This book is a standalone steamy captive romance intended for readers who enjoy dark, sensual stories about sexual and spiritual love.
Amy Bree’s reckless actions result in death and her dismissal from the FBI. A visit from a mysterious priest propels her back into the fray, as she is partnered with an ex-spy and tasked to hunt down and kill the serial killer known as the Blood Sucker. Their quarry is not what they expect! The body count rises and the hunters become the hunted!
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 ...
It wasn't meant to be like this. Dylan's life in the spellster tower has everything he should want: magical knowledge, safety from the King's Hounds and frequent clandestine affairs with women. All at the cost of his freedom. So when the chance to leave the tower—even as a leashed weapon for the King's Army—arises, he seizes it. When his first scouting mission goes awry, Dylan is left alone in a hostile world with the tower a distant beacon of safety. Only the flirtatious Tracker, an elven man whose very presence awakens Dylan's long-repressed desire, can help him return to his old life before the crown discovers his unleashed status. But the risk of being branded a deserter may be the least of his concerns as whispers of an armed presence in the North threatens his home. Dylan must rely on Tracker to protect him even as everything he thought he knew begins to unravel around them.
If you've got a problem, Charlie Kingsley probably has a tea that’ll help make it right. EXCEPT when it comes to love. She does NOT do love potions. Not even for Courtney, her pregnant new client who showed up three weeks before Christmas seeking a love potion because her husband was cheating on her. So, Courtney asked about poison, instead. She said she was joking That's what happens between wives and husbands. They get angry and talk about killing each other. They don't really mean it. It seems to make sense ... until Courtney’s husband turns up dead on Christmas Eve. He was poisoned, of course. And who is the number one suspect? Courtney. Of course. But did she actually do it? Or is she being set up? It's up to Charlie to sort through all the twists and turns in a case that gets more complicated the deeper she digs.
Aisling and Prince Drayaen return home to Ireland in time to celebrate the holidays. But their festivities are short-lived. New enemies are threatening their way of life. As dark forces swirl around them, Aisling and the prince must destroy their adversaries to protect each other and everything they 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.
When a contest judge takes an eternal nap in the middle of the pie entries, fledgling witch Harper Dade discovers living in Willow Hollow can be murder.
The shifter sheriff of the magical town pulls Harper into the investigation. With more than the pie contest in jeopardy, the success of the town’s businesses is on the line.
A defective witch, she can’t face the truth about her heritage. Let alone cast successful spells or bake an edible pie.
Supernatural factions turn against one another. Likely suspects toss blame like magic bolts, and conspiracies better left buried are unearthed. Harper’s left with a curse and a talking cat, without a ghost of a chance of solving the mystery.
Yet she must, for the sake of Willow Hollow, make sure a murderer gets his or her just desserts.
*****Voted one of 50 self-published books worth reading, 2016*****
USA Today Bestselling author, Anna Celeste Burke, brings you murder, mayhem, and a second chance at love! Mystery, food, and a Siamese cat named after Miles Davis, too.
It's not easy doing Public Relations for Catmmando Tom, a famous cartoon cat. When they find a dead body at the foot of Catmmando Mountain in Marvelous Marley World's Arcadia theme park it's a PR nightmare! Still, Georgie Shaw loves working at the "Cat Factory," but when someone frames her for murder more than her job is at stake. Who's out to get Georgie? Can she and the handsome detective, Jack Wheeler, figure it out before there's more trouble at Marvelous Marley World? Whodunit? Get your copy of this fun fast-paced novella to find out!
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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.
A DEEP-SEATED FEAR GRIPS THE TOWN OF RIVERBEND When Beck Graham gets a call from her reclusive grandmother in Montana, she knows something's not right. Leaving her familiar city life behind, free-spirited Beck sets off for the family ranch, only to walk straight into a potential crime scene. What kind of mess has she gotten into now? RUMORS OF A VILLAINOUS BEAST Are the stories of savage murder true? Or is it just a small town superstition? As more clues come to light, Beck begins to wonder if the "beast" is bent on killing her too. Messages tucked into essential oil bottles only heighten the mystery. Where will the trail lead? Can she survive in the wilds of Montana? Maybe with the help of a handsome Navy SEAL . . . Some creepiness, some crime, and a charming protagonist. - Kirkus Review
From Book 1: USA Today bestselling author, Anna Celeste Burke, brings you an unconventional sleuth hot on the heels of high-living lowlifes in book 1 of the Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery Series. Even in a desert paradise, life is full of surprises like A Dead Husband.
"My first day as a sleuth was more Stephanie Plum than Miss Marple." Meet Jessica Huntington, an amateur sleuth with a shopping jones and a black AMEX card. She soon finds out that money cant buy happiness or save your neck. Her well-planned life in shambles, shes hiding out near Palm Springs, California. When her best friends husband is murdered, Jessica and her friends are soon stalked by scoundrels in pantyhose, stilettos, Bruno Maglis, and Armani suits. Roger Stone had something that got him killed. What was it and what will they do to get it back?
What readers have to say about A DEAD HUSBAND...
***** "This was perhaps one of the funniest cozy mysteries I have read in awhile."
*****TOP 500 Reviewer: Don't pass by this book without buying it - excellent read
TOP 1000 Reviewer: A delicious plot, full of intrigue, murder, mystery, misfortune and mishap
*****This book has everything! Suspense, colorful characters, romance, and a beautiful and interesting setting, all woven together with intelligence and wit.
*****Hard to put down, action-packed mystery
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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'
Relax, she’s got this… Maggie Harris has her ultra-organized life well in hand, until she finds her neighbor and husband together, in her bed, and the tight hold she keeps on her world unravels, leaving her grasping for an escape. So how can she refuse when she’s handed the dream job of running her aunt’s bookstore and a chance for a fresh start? Even though the bookstore is in Brockport, Connecticut, her former hometown, and a place she’d vowed to leave behind forever. When someone breaks into Maggie’s new business and leaves a threat on the wall, Detective Cooper Stanton is assigned the case. It’s been twenty years, but Coop hasn’t forgotten the way Maggie once charmed him at every turn—even with her controlling ways. This time, though, Coop refuses to let her seize the reins. What he doesn’t know is she plans to grab them anyway…and she’s got a secret she never shared.
Get ready for heroic acts of devotion, devilish entertainment, unexplainable coincidences, and bold inspiration. From a special four-legged childhood friend to the newest Humane Society adoption during the coronavirus lockdown, Lorilyn reveals the deep and profound bond between animals and her family. As in her award-winning memoir, Children of Dreams, Lorilyn unearths spiritual truths and biblical insights to answer the question many have asked, “Will we see our furry friends in heaven?”
Two brothers awakened a desire she’d never known… But it’s only one who steals her heart. CAUTION: Alpha hero, bad-boy romance that’s utterly addictive and outrageously satisfying. Jessa Andrews is a top reporter at the city’s premiere newspaper. She loves her job, but as of late she’s been plagued with frequent, debilitating headaches. Jessa lives alone, her mother recently died of cancer, and decides it is time to know more about her past, so she hires a private investigator to help her find her father. Little does she realize it is a two for one deal and the instant attraction she has to the Boynton brothers is reciprocated. As the three work together on her case they become very close. As Jessa learns more about the kink they play, more about herself, more about them, her health continues to decline. When she’s about to unveil her family’s secrets, things heat up and jealousy between the men intensifies. It’s then Jessa realizes that it is time to choose between the brothers — because she knows now, she can’t have them both. Reece and Ryan Boynton have supported one another through thick and thin, it’s what identical twins do. Having the same taste in women, it’s not unusual for them to share, but when they meet Jessa the men know immediately there is something about her that is different. For the first time, Reece and Ryan have strong disagreements and as one brother’s bond deepens the other is left questioning everything he thought he knew about himself and his brother. ...
It’s not the first time Regan has experienced déjà-vu. But when the sensation involves finding a second body buried where one was found just weeks before, déjà-vu takes on new meaning. Someone murdered a girl on her seventeenth birthday and, as Regan delves into the motive behind the girl’s murder, she discovers many people are trying to hide secrets about their entanglement with the dead teenager. Regan must figure out which of them is a murderer — and she has to do it carefully or she’ll become the killer’s next victim. Santa Cruz, California real estate agent Regan McHenry, her husband Tom Kiley, and their friend police ombudsman Dave Everett are back in a new story of murder and invite you to come along for the twists and turns of the mystery.
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.
★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.
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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For Emma and Lucie, the art of lying appears all too easy . . . Emma Wilson has it all. Beauty, wealth, a loving and successful husband. But appearances can be deceptive. Bored and restless, her need for more fuels a dangerous craving; one she intends to keep hidden. Against her husband’s wishes and trapped in a deep web of lies, Emma returns to the family and hometown she left seventeen years earlier. Here, her lies magnify, threatening to destroy her marriage and all she holds dear. Widowed and struggling financially and emotionally, Lucie Andrews is pushed to her limits. Delayed grief combined with an obstinate five-year-old drive her to rash decisions and reckless behavior, the consequences of which she is determined to keep secret. For Lucie, the most damaging lies are not the ones she tells others, but those she tells herself. Thrown together by circumstance, will friendship be strong enough for Emma and Lucie to survive the fallout from their lies, or will the fragile threads of their lives continue to unravel?
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!
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.
Who Guards the Angel?
Richard Eastman wasnt looking for redemption. He was content drowning his memories of the Gulf War, his dead brother, and a father whose love had always seemed unattainable. But when an angel whose wings have been sawn off arrives in his life, Captain Eastman makes a decision:
Save the angel and return her wings or die trying.
In search of the wingless angel, Eastman battles demonic henchmen on the streets of San Francisco, venturing down to the deepest levels of Hell, all the way to Lucifers throne. For Captain Richard Eastman, the only way home is death or victory; the only way to redemption is to help his angel and retrieve her missing wings.
She needs a groom… Grace Johnson grew up in an orphanage. With no idea who her parents were or why they gave her up, she decides to stay on at the only place she’s ever called home. When a fire breaks out and destroys the orphanage, there is no place for her to stay long term. The director suggests Grace become a mail-order-bride. Grace struggles with leaving. The orphan girls have become like sisters to her, and she hates the thought of never seeing them again. What other choice does she have but to say goodbye and move on with her life? He doesn’t know he needs a bride… Preacher Pete Tucker’s been lost ever since his young wife, Susannah, died in childbirth three years ago. With taking care of his son as well as the church, he struggles with keeping it together. When Pete’s friends suggest he gets remarried, he balks at the idea, feeling it would be a betrayal to the only woman he’s ever loved. But when his son almost gets run down by a wagon, the least he can do is put an advertisement in the paper, making it clear he’s not looking for a love match. When Grace Johnson arrives in Mountain Springs, Colorado as an answer to his ad, Pete discovers he may be in for more than he bargained for. Will Grace be able to find the family she’s always longed for? Will Pete allow love to enter his life once more? Or will they have a marriage of convenience?
The Devil Pulls the Strings, described as The Librarians meet The Magicians is a 76,000-word epic fantasy adventure set in modern-day Wentzville, MO, New York City, and 1813 Genoa, Italy, where time travel, twisted history, Slavic mythology, secret societies, Paganini’s music and one haunted hero collide.
Paganini born in 1782, was the world's first Rockstar of his day, known as the world's greatest violinist who revolutionized violin technique. And rumor has it, his mother gave Paganini's soul to the Devil so Paganini could be the world's greatest violinist.
Imagine a world where that's true.
Then you'd be immersed in the world of The Devil Pulls the Strings..
Boone Daniels (22) has problems, debilitating panic attacks, gut-wrenching guilt, a wendigo haunting him since age six, and now he almost killed his best friend in a joust. But when he fills in for his injured friend at a New York gig, he goes to meet the gig’s contact at his NYC brownstone and a body falls from the brownstone balcony and the place explodes with gunfire. Boone barely escapes but uncovers a sinister plot to perform a rare Paganini piece that summons the Devil to trap Baba Yaga and destroy modern-day New York City.
He finds himself on a race through time to capture the cursed melody. Along the way, a Romani immortal, steampunk vampires and Baba Yaga set the stage for war, and Boone shall have to risk death for redemption. Because all Boone wants is to keep a pro ...
“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.
Inspired by a true story . . .
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, and Anna, in fear of losing her beloved cousin again, grants her wish by allowing the unthinkable.
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 Anna’s mental illness and the secrets, lies, and revelations revealed through the hidden passions of Lottie and James.
Kate Birkin and Mark Bornz have crafted a poeti ...
Meg Bailey vows to escape to a better life than life as a servant in her older brother’s home. He and his lazy wife expect Meg to do all the housework and child care. When Meg learns her sister-in-law is expecting her fifth child, Meg’s innate spirit surfaces. She applies as a mail-order bride to a man in Angel Creek, Montana. At least there she’ll be in charge of her own home and can soon look forward to a family. Curtis McClain inherited a small sum from his grandfather and uses it to set up a newspaper in Angel Creek. He believes the town is growing and will continue to do so, making the newspaper successful if he guides it well. For the present, though, he has to be frugal. He needs a wife and he needs help with the newspaper. Won’t having a true helpmate save paying a salary to someone? Children will be years in the future. Two strangers find themselves married and at odds with one another. Can they resolve their differences and make their marriage work? Will outside forces help unite or split them apart?
From Book 1:When Houston reporter Lucy Resnick cashes in her retirement to buy her grandmothers farm in Buttercup, Texas, shes looking forward to a simple life as a homesteader. But Lucy has barely finished putting up her first batch of Killer Dewberry Jam when an oil exploration truck rolls up to the farm and announces plans to replace her broccoli patch with an oil derrick. Two days later, Nettie Kocurek, the woman who ordered the drilling, turns up dead at the Founders Day Festival with a bratwurst skewer through her heart and one of Lucys jam jars beside her…and the sheriff fingers Lucy as the prime suspect.
Horrified, Lucy begins to talk to Netties neighbors, but the more she gets to know the townspeople, the more she realizes shes not the only one who had a beef with Nettie. Can she clear her name, or will her dream life turn into a nightmare?
From Book 1: Suspenseful and fast-paced, this short story will introduce you to Aurora Morelli and Kai Lawson; the characters who star in the full-length sequel "Roll the Dice" (to be released September 15, 2012). Forced to take on a new partner, after a serial rapist attacks her former one, annoys Aurora big time. Especially when he's the kind of hotshot she normally stays as far away from as possible. But, because they both want this man more than anything else, they ignore the irritating explosions they set off from one another. And finding this slimeball becomes their ultimate goal.
Emily Stanford's trip to New York, and her plan to bring her orphaned goddaughter home to Coopers Creek, backfires. Hayley's coming home but to Emily's horror she's hired as Hayley's nanny and moving in with her ex-lover, Hayley's uncle, the handsome cowboy come banker, Tyler Jeffries. He still makes her heart pound-even though four years ago he walked away from their relationship without a backward glance.
Tyler hates that he has no choice but to let Emily move in, but this is about Hayley and what she needs. He can't believe the woman he blames for his sister's death still fiercely fires his blood. Back in Coopers Creek, out of his comfort zone, coping with PTA meetings and white picket fences, he lets his heart's defenses down, only to have Emily betray him again...
Coopers Creek holds painful memories for Emily and Tyler. Can they forgive each other; can the town hold a beautiful new future for them both?
Don't miss Ric and Kate's sizzling romance in the second novel in the Coopers Creek series - Heal Me.
"If you are a lover of romance ... [Bronwen] Evans's novels are the way to go. She constantly reminds us what passion is all about, and because she is so on point with her lively characters, you just can't go wrong."-RT Book Reviews
After the meteor destroyed all the technology and most of the people, it took thirty years to scrabble together rudiments of civilization again. Sex is the main currency, for those without any other skills. When the Pacific Ocean is rumored to be spitting up parts of California, the looting is good if you can stay alive long enough to get there. Lewis and Clark Expeditions will hire you on, but there are job expectations that some might find a perk, others a chore and still others a raging need.
As a Tech, Bethany doesnt need to sell herself to get to California. In fact, she can make a nice living anywhere. Shes a conduit for pulling power and raw electricity out of the post-meteor air and using that energy to power lights, heaters, batteries, even DVD players. But her brother is out there somewhere, trying to escape his death sentence that his tribe has levied on him for ravaging a caravan and eating people while in his bear form. Hes innocent, but because hes a Shifter no one except Bethany believes him. She thinks hes heading for California.
When she rescues a female Shifter from degradation, Bethany doesn't expect anything in return, not even a thank you. But it turns out the Shifter had a brother and sexy Lucas Kincaide vows to repay his sisters debt to Bethany, with the only thing he has to trade his body. Bethany craves to belong to someone who cares for her and not for the technology she can provide. When she begins to believe Lucas is that one, ...
Mail Order Bride With A Secret Minnie Ravenel needs a husband now and an escape out of Charleston. Her mother answers an ad for a mail order bride in Angel Creek Montana, hoping that when Minnie arrives, the man will accept her and her unborn child. Tripp Maddox isn’t looking for a wife, but when he sees Minnie standing alone on the street crying, something about her situation reminds him of his own losses. A lonely rancher, with Christmas only a two months away, he asks her to marry him. Can two desperate strangers make a life together or will the past tear them apart?
A rancher in need of a wife or he loses his everything. A promise to her grandfather to be a mail order bride just may be unfulfilled. Briggs Blackwood is stuck between a rock and a hard place. While ranching is in his blood, and he loves it, he has to meet one requirement to take over the BW Ranch: get married and produce at least one grandchild within five years of his mother's death. Briggs never wanted to get married. Not being able to find a woman who sparks his interest, he gives up trying to find a bride. Hoping his father changes his mind, Briggs waits until the very last minute to place an advertisement for a mail order bride. When Hannah Gallagher's mother dies giving birth to her, her no-good father leaves her with her mother's parents. They didn't have much, but they loved each other. When her grandmother passes suddenly, her grandfather forces her to respond to an advertisement for a mail order bride. Reluctantly, she agrees, but she does everything she can to make sure the groom-to-be won't pick her. After all, who would choose a barely educated woman who only knows how to grow vegetables and shoot squirrels for supper? And then her life turns upside down when she receives a letter asking for her hand in marriage. Doubts assail her as she gets ready to leave the only home she's ever known. Will Hannah and Briggs discover just how much they need each other? Or will life's challenges become too much, with the only solution of Hannah returning to her grandfather an ...
Get ready to find Love on the Tree Farm! Murrtham's Tree Farm, that is. This collection contains three full-length steamy, contemporary romance novels as well as bonus epilogues and BRAND-NEW bonus content! The Magic of Us: Nellie Sturges is a hot mess single mom, about to be divorced. West Murrtham’s not into kids. A relationship could never work, but is there more to their friendship? The Magic of Her: Everly Murrtham is looking for her happily ever after. Jackson Smith doesn’t seem to want to settle down. Until their friendship turns into more. The Magic of Baseball: Lainie Tanner is a football-loving girl, but then college baseball player Walt St. John crashes into her life. Will opposites attract or clash?
"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 . . .
Melissa is jobless, broke, friendless, and out on parole. Had she known tricking her best friend so she could steal her boyfriend would change her life so much, she never would have done it. Life couldn't be worse; and all because she couldn't keep "it" in her pants. But Melissa has never been one to stay down for long. Her pervy parole officer says she needs a job and she needs one fast. Traditional methods aren't working. So, she turns to what she knows, heading back to the scene of her crime, Club Infinite. The one activity she loved to do above all would now be the way to pay her bills. But the desperate can’t be choosy. They can't be honest either. If her parole officer or her therapist actually knew what she did for a living, she'd be back in jail faster than her head could spin. Life is bearable because of Josh. Sexy, lickable, hunk-of-a-man Josh. He wants her just as much as she wants him, but there are so many things standing in their way. Mainly, Melissa's past. This journey is rough and filled with painful reminders of her past and the horrible decisions she’s made. But, along the way she finds redemption, forgiveness, new friendships, and love. WARNING: There are some scenes that could be a trigger, though great care has been taken to be sensitive to this fact. Please proceed with caution.
No Laces! That’s what Boo, the bunny, always says. He doesn’t want to learn to tie them. He has plenty of shoes for every occasion and none of them have laces or strings. So, what’s the point of learning to tie? His friend, Farah Fox, convinces him that it’s a skill he can use. . . and one that might make him happier, too. This book is meant to be a parent-child activity. Youngsters can read Boo’s story and their parents can help with the how-to-tie instruction pages. A fun shoelace-themed “I Did It” badge is included at the back of the book to give in celebration of conquering this difficult task.
FRAMED FOR ASSASSINATION When professional sharp shooter Sydney Smith is in Cincinnati for a gun show, a senator is killed by a sniper. Sydney is horrified to find herself the prime suspect, and it takes all her essential oils and the help of a mysterious man to keep her from being falsely imprisoned. With the evidence stacked against her, she must prove her innocence before the real clues are erased. REAPPEARANCE OF AN OLD FLAME Sparks fly when Harper Wasden, a highly capable Navy Seal, makes his presence known. Can they repair a prior misunderstanding while they work on clearing her name? The stakes have never been higher, and it will take every last drop of peppermint oil and ingenuity to come out on top.
From Book 1: Somebody knows her secret. Can Sophie keep her wolfish alter ego under wraps?
Sophie Garou seems to have it all: a great job at a prestigious accounting firm, a closet that rivals a Nordstrom showroom, and a terrific boyfriend who isnt afraid to use the M word. Theres just one little itty-bitty problem: Sophie is a werewolf and HER time of the month has a whole new meaning.
Needless to say, life among yummy flesh-and-blood humans is no piece of steak… er, cake!, but regular doses of wolfsbane tea and a mother who runs a magic shop have helped Sophie keep her paranormal pedigree under wraps. Still, when a sexy, golden-eyed werewolf prowls into town, Sophie finds herself struggling to keep her animal impulses in check not to mention trying to keep things on track with her super hot (and super HUMAN) lawyer boyfriend. Whats more, someone is threatening to expose Sophie for what she really is. And when her mother is accused of selling a poison-laced potion, Sophie must sniff out a culprit before the fur hits the fan.
"A swift-paced, fun romp through supernatural Austin." Charlaine Harris, New York Times best-selling author
"Sophie was a delight, and Howling at the Moon was like a big bag of potato chips… I kept reaching for the next page, and the next, and the next…" Mary Janice Davidson, New York Times best-selling author of the Undead series
"This hilarious werewolf tale wi ...
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?
In the land of the great red sun, wolf-shifters reign—able to wield magic and shift form at will while privileged wolves serve them. Dogs rove through the woods in packs speaking, singing, and scavenging—afraid to befriend the humans who live repressed. As the lowest of all four races, the humans work at mines, fashion metals, and send over half their gains to the wolf-shifting king. However, when Pietre, an impoverished human boy, finds an unusual, orphaned pup in the woods and the wolf-shifting prince is sent to arrest the boy’s father soon after, both boy and prince begin to realize that obeying the rules might be just as dangerous as breaking them. Unfortunately, breaking the rules means they’ll have to learn to work together if they want to change their world before it turns on them.
From Book 1: Come along with a plump and perky older woman as she is transformed into a young sweetie with amnesia. All she knows is that she's now in the middle of the Revolutionary War, in peril from Red Coats and renegades, and that her new friends are supposed to be fictional characters from a popular romance novel. What happened to her? Will she ever get back to her own time? And now that she's met some very special people, does she want to return?
Find out how 'Evie' got there in this first book of The Fairies Saga series.
A mix of mystery, history, and fantasy, with a tad of romance, a dash of violence, and a pinch of humor. 'These characters will live in your head long after youve read the books.' (common remark by readers)
Imagine falling right into the middle of your favorite historical romance story...and getting a thinner, rejuvenated body at the same time. That might sound ideal, but dealing with cougars, creeps, and kidnappers isn't.
Join 20th century-born Evie as she deals with the hardships of living in the backwoods or Revolutionary War era North Carolina while dealing with a severe case of AMNESIA, being ABANDONED by the man who claimed her as his wife, and ADOPTIONS, using nothing but her wit and grit, give or take a knife or two...and the smartphone that hitched a ride with her from the 21st century!
THE FAIRIES SAGA ~ Time travelers: fairies, according to the auld folk, people w ...
Canyon County has a frightening secret. Not everything is what it seems out on the prairie. August Melville, the new sheriff of Whistler's Grove, is about to discover how difficult upholding the law in your home town can be. Bo-Rob's serves the best fried chicken in Canyon County. When a mysterious box is unearthed during the restaurant's remodel, a path into the area's strange history opens up. Sheriff Melville, just getting his feet west in his new role as sheriff, finds himself thrust into an ancient cycle of hauntings that has plagued Whistler's Grove for generations. Will Melville be able to unravel the strange pattern before an unsuspecting young man meets his doom? Or, is he destined to relive the futile cycle experienced by generations before him? Discover the secret behind the Canyon County Shadows. Some are permanent. If you enjoy reading authors like Dean Koontz and Stephen King then you'll love Permanent Shadows the first book in The Strange Air series of paranormal mysteries.
Bodies are dropping like gumdrops off a gingerbread house! Max's nephew, Dwight, is in a nursing home; but instead of the holiday season being a time of goodwill, several of Dwight's friends have died under mysterious circumstances. Is the facility merely suffering a run of bad luck, or is there something sinister going on? Either way, Max, the Ghostly Fashionista, is determined not to let her beloved nephew be the next victim and enlists Amanda to help keep an eye on him. But someone drugs the cake that Amanda gives Dwight, and Amanda is banned from visiting him again. It's going to take a Christmas miracle for Amanda to clear her name and stay out of the killer's line of fire...
Mags and her gang of renegade octogenarians have a deadline. They have to rob Bayside Community Bank, the bank about to foreclose on the mobile home park where they live, by a week from Friday so they can pay off the mortgage and save their homes. They’ve cased the joint, planned carefully, assembled their disguises, rehearsed their every move — what could possibly go wrong? Plenty. Some people think they can take advantage of the elderly. They haven’t met Mags and the AARP gang or they’d know better. Sure, they’re older, but not too old for the adventure of a lifetime or to risk everything for the sake of friendship.
"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.
Released from the containment spell trapping her in a diary, Cassia Kallias finds her family embroiled in a war with the egotistical god who spelled her there, but Zeus still covets the power he senses deep within her. As the demon king, Lucien struggles to contain the chaos spiraling out of control throughout Dark World, but when he accidentally hits the diary of judgments with his demon flame, he releases Cassia from her curse. Reunited with the daughter she was forced to leave, Cassia must come to grips with all she has lost, accept her growing feelings for Lucien, and learn to control her new powers to defeat Zeus to save Dark World and those she loves.
From Book 1: October 1886--Seamstress Cinnia York wants more than performing with a traveling vaudeville troupeshe wants to put down roots. The day after the troupe arrives in tiny Morgans Crossing, the manager takes all the money and leaves town. By opening a dressmaker shop, Cinnia hopes to make the home shes always wanted, but Nola, the older sister who has made the decisions for the orphaned sisters, disagrees.
Leather worker Nicolai Andrusha is living in hiding as Nic Andrews until the patent on his familys tanning process is approved. Although hes under a mandate to keep a low profile, hes intrigued by the red-haired performer. Controversy arises when miners claim they paid the manager for private appointments with the female performers. Will Nicolai defy his family obligation to help the stranded beauty who has caught his eye?
Harper – I was never the type of woman you bring home to mother. I didn’t want romantic gestures or declarations of love, just a good romp between the sheets and I’d be on my way. Then I met him. I tried to fight the temptation, suspecting that one night wouldn’t satisfy me. I was right. Four years later I’m the cliché brokenhearted woman I swore never to become under my carefully constructed façade, which is starting to crack, because he’s back in my life, threatening to break me again. Jason – I am drowning in happily ever after(s). My best friend and business partner, his brother, even my childhood neighbor, are all either engaged or married, making me the lone single guy in the group. The irony is I used to want that life, even found the woman to share it with. Or thought I did. Nothing could be worse than the one betraying you, except having her come back into your life.
It's the year 2268 in the Kingdom of Canard. Jason has earned enough rewards to secure a beautiful girlfriend and lavish lifestyle. Until his unforgivable mistake. Now they’re trying to kill him. In a world where a person’s worth is measured by points and evil lurks around every corner, who will win the game of survival?
From Book 1: >The Amazon All-star Bestselling Author Willow Rose draws you into a place that you never want to leave! Death is only the beginning!Meghan is 16 when she dies.
She wakes up on a flying steamboat on her way to a school run by Angels in a white marble castle.
On the boat she meets Mick who has been dead for more than a hundred years but still looks like a teenager. He helps her past the difficult beginning at the new school in a new world filled with magic.
One day some of Meghan's roommates find a mirror in the cellar of the school and they persuade her to go through it with them - well knowing it is strictly against the rules of the school. Meghan ends up back on earth where she meets Jason. But Jason is in danger and Meghan knows something important. Something that is a matter of life and death. Soon she is forced to choose between the two worlds. The one she belongs to now and the one she left.
Beyond is a Young Adult Paranormal Romance and the first book in the Afterlife series.
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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.
These are not your typical, warm-and-fuzzy, smalltown Christmas tales. For some, the holidays are simply not the most wonderful time of the year. While many of us enjoy the festivities of the season, those weeks can also serve to remind us of painful memories and of the great voids in our hearts as we ache in silent grief amidst the merriment. From those who have lost loved ones to the story of the mother who works all year to keep her children fed yet has no extra money to put gifts under the tree, this is our writing. Maybe these are your people. No one tells it better than those who have lived it. An anthology of Christmas stories set in the South. Stories filled with heartache, hard truths, and real people trying to make it through the holidays. Written by true Southerners who know firsthand the pain of life in the South and the love that keeps everything together. A collection of short stories that aims to inject real-world drama into tales of the holiday season. - Kirkus Review “The true meaning of Christmas can be hard to find in troubled times, but the stories in Gritty Southern Christmas are earnest in searching for it.” – Foreword Review
One of the most beloved and enduring stories of all time . . . One of the most recognizable characters in history . . . A plot by a rival to kill Noah and his family is thwarted by a beautiful young woman, who joins them as they flee the ancient Biblical city of Eden. A year later, the Lord reveals His plan to destroy the earth by flood and commands Noah to build an ark. Only the news is met with skepticism and opposition from members of his own family. Eventually, word of the ark reaches Eden, prompting the rival to send an army of five thousand men to destroy it. However Noah has an army of his own. Action, adventure, and suspense combine with the Biblical account of Noah’s Ark to create a heart-pounding page-turner that will stay with you long after the flood waters have receded.
After a decade of travel and living out of a suitcase, Emmalynne Peters is fed up with the world of modeling. Her heart calls her in another direction and she finds herself in the town of Longreach, Queensland. A land baked dry under relentless summer suns, washed away in raging floods, and burned to a crisp by savage fires. Where men were bred tough, had work roughened hands and big hearts - men like Nick Johnson. So she packed her bags for the last time and walked away - straight into the Australian outback, a place where she’d always thought she belonged. Has Emmalynne not only found the land she’d been pining for, but also the love of her life? Would the month of March turn out to be one she would never forget? Come and discover the rugged outback and the people who give it beauty and life.
Willow Kallias is plagued by a lifetime of rejection and anger, but when she finds herself imprisoned in a strange realm in an even stranger world, she realizes her old problems are the least of her worries. Fallen leader, Malachi, rescues Willow only to discover his own life is in danger when a vengeful succubus sets her sights on using him to destroy the realms of Dark World. When the succubus kidnaps Malachi, Willow’s newfound powers are put to the test, and she not only has to save the demon she’s fallen in love with but also figure out how to stop the succubus before the rest of her newly discovered family is destroyed. The realms of Dark World are still failing, and like the demon queen before her, the succubus is only a pawn. Dark World is still in grave danger.
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.
Beautiful women fly in and out of Matthew Birdsong’s apartment, but no one has a permanent roost there. Matt caged his heart after a bitter divorce. Zaney Miller, his neighbor, believes she can set Matt’s heart free to love again. But can she do it without falling in love with him and breaking her own heart in the process?
From Book 1:Thirteen years ago, Vivi LeBrun was sketching a rooster and eating Oreos when she first metand fell forher friends brother, David St. James. Since then, her love for David has only intensified thanks to years of friendship with his family, who rescued her from a lonely, tumultuous childhood. As she travels to Block Island to vacation with the St. James siblings, Vivi daydreams about reuniting with David, hoping hell finally see her as his soul mate.
After his mothers death, David distanced himself from his siblings, determined to hide a devastating family secret. Now, hes brought a new girlfriend along to his homecomingone whos pushing for a serious commitment. The last thing he needs on his growing list of problems is his budding attraction to Vivi.
With tensions running high, Davids behavior triggers a series of events that might cost him the love hes always taken for granted and Vivi the only real family shes ever known.
Kissing her firefighter boss was the BEST BAD idea ever.
Firefighter Erin Hudgens was ten seconds from living out her 'trapped in a supply closet with a hot guy who would perform acts of unspeakable pleasure to her willing body.'
Oh, no, that sexy guy is her no-nonsense fire chief, Noah Baker, who just put her firehouse on probation. Kissable as he may be, he’s not in play and is treating her with kid gloves, lest they succumb to temptation and take their mutual attraction further . . . even if it's spontaneous combustion hot.
But after one kiss, the gloves and the clothes come OFF . . .
WARNING: This steamy romance may lead to actual smoldering when you get hot and bothered after it ends in a HFA since the sexiness continues to a second book. You should only read if you wish Grey's Anatomy and Chicago Fire featured a shirtless fire chief who can paralyze you with the power of his eyes . . . and abs.
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?
The Ring of Fire gave birth to nations. Will it provide the basis for Chelsea’s salvation? When Chelsea Rhodes was ousted as Mistress of Coronado, she was 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 bring of bankruptcy and there’s some alpha wolf skulking around as a fated mate. He is the illegitimate son of the Alpha of Wolf Song, but raised as the son of the Alpha of Paris. His adopted father 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 trying to kill him. With nothing to do, his mother asks him to go to Hawaii and help out the beleaguered Chelsea. The problem is she doesn’t want to admit she needs help or that she has a fated mate. She’s wrong on both counts and it’s up to Dax to solve both. Will Dax be able to convince Chelsea that together they can build a successful business and pack?
Focused on his new teaching job, romance is the last thing on Levi’s gift list. When Knox, a local bear shifter, shows interest, Levi risks his heart for a chance at love. Join them for a warm and furry holiday romance with a guaranteed happy ever after! (Book 1 of HOLIDAY MATES. Contains steamy M/M content.)
ONE DAMAGED FAIRY. ONE HALF-HUMAN. ONE DESTINY.
Pennora saved her fairy village from a wildfire, but at a devastating cost–the loss of a wing. Now the role she was born into as a fairy of the vale and harbinger of spring has been irrevocably altered.
Relegated to assisting the Matchmaker in the upcoming May Day Lovers Match, Pennora is sent to a nearby human town to discover why Edward Easts name has appeared on the Matchmakers list.
Edward is a simple man, living a quiet life as the town clockmaker, and paying off a debt his father left behind when he died in the forest fire. However, something is stirring within Edward–a longing for more than the cogs and gears he works with every day.
Pennora is fascinated by the clockwork creations and their creator, but what she uncovers about Edward will change everything about her, including her broken wing and her chance at finding love.
NOTE: The standard version of this short story appears in the anthology Crazy Little Spring Called Love. This version is a special illustrated edition of that story.
From Book 1: "I am not a man given to foolish superstitions, Miss OHara, but I daresay that John Turners soul will not rest until the mystery of his son has been resolved, and he was counting upon you to do so. Will you accept?"
Molly OHara was just a little girl when she lost her heart to James Turner, the handsome, high-spirited young man who, along with his twin brother, was the heir to the Turner Plantation. But the Civil War tore families apart; it split the Turner brothers as one fought for the Union and the other fought for the Confederacy. The war took Mollys fathers life and left her mother a distraught widow.
Now the brothers are gone; one died in battle and James suffered the fate of Andersonville Prison, where most men are never heard from again. But when Molly, who grew up faster than her years, decides to become a mail-order bride at age eighteen, she answers an advertisement from a man named James Turner who runs a ranch in Texas. When she arrives, the man who introduces himself as Jim Turner is reserved and distant, nothing like the James Turner she remembers. But as their love grows, she learns more about the dark places in his soul and she realizes that part of him never left Andersonville.
Can Molly get James to finally face his past and admit who he is? Will her love run deep enough to break through the scars of war?
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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+
From Book 1: How far would you go to find love? Would you travel into the depths of your soul? Would you face your deepest fears? Would you accept love if the Universe presented it disguised in a way you don't recognize?
Fifty-five year old Annah-Belle Henderson faced these questions on the eve of Midsummer, and this is her story.
The true love I desire shall come to me, this I ask, so mote it be.
When earth-witch, Annah-Belle Henderson, cast a spell for love, she never envisioned her wish would be granted in the young nephew of her best friend. With a face that rivals the Norse god Thor, and a body to match, the charismatic Eric Ashworth draws Annah into a dizzying current of emotions. Should she accept the chance for love with a man twenty years younger or should she reject her feelings?
As a past darkness threatens to destroy all that she longs for, Annah makes a decision that begins a journey fraught with judgement, betrayal, disloyalty, and perhaps death.
If she can hold on she just might find true love in Erics arms. But first she must survive.
The spell-binding contemporary romance written a similar vein of Nicholas Sparks, The Summer of Annah: A Midsummer's Wish, will have you believing in the power of love. Romance has never been sweeter.
It’s weird how every woman reacts differently. How each pregnancy differs. Mine is definitely unique. My sense of smell became stronger, picking up the faintest odors, and my stomach was in constant turmoil. Those were the first signs. And then I started eating. And eating. If I don’t, I get a migraine and people’s faces become blurry. Electronics seem to malfunction in my presence. And the nightmares—they don’t stop. Something is changing my body. Something that should have never happened. Something that my husband and I had prevented from happening. Something people say is miraculous. The bigger I get, the more frequently I encounter people who become possessed. And the more often I wind up questioning if I am carrying a miracle baby. The closer I get to the due date, the more I love this child and the more confident I am that I will protect my baby from anything. Even its fate. DNA Demons N Angels contains violence, swearing, and sex scenes.
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.
Delaney Miller, baker extraordinaire, is back in town and she’s all grown-up—sassy, spicy, and sexy AF. Too bad she’s my best friend’s little sister, slamming her firmly into the Off-Limits category. Except that’s not exactly what goes down. When I lose a bet with her, she takes what she wants and what she wants is me slamming into her. As a firefighter, I know when I’m too close to a blaze—and I’ve been burned before. I should walk—no, run—away, before either of us gets hurt. Trouble is, now that I’ve had a taste, I want more. But will I be able to handle the heat in the kitchen or will we both go up in flames?
Proving ghosts exist can be murder…
Forty-something psychic medium Marna Langley, a paranormal investigator and rising television personality, faces off against a world-renowned debunker.
With only 48-hours to investigate the infamous cemetery caretaker’s house, Marna, along with her ghost-shifting cat, and her team set out to capture evidence of numerous reported hauntings.
But while she deals with unpredictable spirit channeling sessions and a glitchy crystal ball, the debunker goes missing and Marna’s co-host is blamed.
As she and her crew film a Midnight Calls episode, they discover the debunker’s body. Proving the co-host innocent may be impossible because he, along with the locals—both living and dead—believe he’s guilty of this most recent murder in Death’s Door, Tennessee.
“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.