The moving, inspiring story of Barbara A. Robinson's journey from poverty to the State Senate. Suffering through abuse from her stepfather; on-the-job gender, age, and racial discrimination; homelessness, rape and other modern horrors, Barbara's determination and faith makes her an inspiration to her community and everyone who hears her story.
I know what you did last summer. Aubree Walker, the perfect girl most likely to succeed, is sure there's only one person who knows what she did Booker Outlaw, one of the three Outlaw brothers--all identical, all gorgeous, all from the wrong side of the tracks, and all pure bad boys. He was always the unpredictable one, the one who would be brash enough to make it big self-publishing horror novels on the internet. He promised never to tell, but everyone knows you can never trust an Outlaw. Then a year later, in the middle of the night, she receives a phone call at Tulane. Her aunt, who took her in after her mother's death, is in a coma under suspicious circumstances. Now she has to face that one person who knows all about what she did that summer--sexy Booker. Returning to Hope Parish to be with her aunt, stirs up all those ugly memories. When Aubree starts getting threats, she can't help but wonder if what she did last summer was tied to her aunt's "accident."Afraid, she turns to the only person who knows the truth and Booker doesn't hesitate to offer his broad shoulder for her to lean on. But Booker has a secret of his own that could crush their fledgling relationship. As the hot, sultry summer days move on, she finds that even a perfectly smart girl can lose her heart to a perfectly bad boy. What is she going to do when someone starts asking questions Aubree doesn't want to answer?
Can you like a guy who hates ice cream? Can you more than like him? It’s enemies at first sight when Doug King rides into town on his motorcycle. It’s easy enough to overlook his sky blue eyes, the beard that gives him both a distinguished yet wild look, and his buff bod. Vroom. Vroom. What? It’s summer and hard not to notice things like that. Why do I hate him? Sheesh. So many questions. For one, it’s Doug’s fault our lake is in trouble. For two, the guy despises ice cream. Who turns down free ice cream? A monster. That’s who. But he’s the monster who can stop the pollution from ruining our water and livelihoods. Too bad I’m the head of the lake committee and have to work with him. The problem is, I’m afraid he’s melting my heart like ice cream in the sun. This is the first book in the Falling Into Happily Ever After series. It is novella length, giving you a sweet taste of what’s to come in the subsequent books which are all full length. It was also previously published in the USA Today bestselling collection Love, Laughter & Happily Ever After but has been expanded with extra scenes and details for your reading pleasure.
Download: https://dl.bookfunnel.com/gdto1uw9xj When her child’s life is at stake, a mother will do anything to save him. Clara McNair is running out of time to save her son, James. When the two-year-old is diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer, only an experimental treatment can save his life. She desperately needs money to pay for the surgery, but she’ll have to travel back to the site of her darkest memories to get it. Clara has escaped the demons of her youth—or so she thinks. It’s been ten years since the mysterious disappearance of her parents. Widely suspected of murdering her mother and father, Clara fled west to start a new life. Now, a documentary film crew is offering cold, hard cash—enough to pay for James’s treatment—in exchange for the sordid secrets of her past. With no other choice but to delve into a long-ago tragedy, Clara must unravel the lies surrounding that terrible night. Facing hostile gossip, Clara is fighting to clear her name and learn the truth about what really happened. But how far will she go into the dark to save her son—and herself?
Cat has never been a social butterfly. The only reason she even agreed to go to the stupid Halloween party was because her friend and room mate Shelly wanted to attend. When she gets spooked upon almost falling into bed with the host, she’s convinced it was all a big mistake. And what’s worse, now people are stalking her wherever she goes! Alexander Broderick has been hosting his annual Halloween parties for over a century. While his contemporaries use them as an excuse to engage in all kinds of debauchery, his own motives are more benign. He wants to converse, to get a feel for the times they live in through its people. But when Cat walks into his house, he forgets himself and is compelled to seduce her. There’s only one problem: she’s a so-called Blood Bride - a mortal woman whose blood smells so delicious that every vampire in town wants to drain her. He knows he’s the only one wanting to keep her safe, but can’t act as long as she wants nothing to do with him. And then there’s his own growing hunger to contend with. Can he protect her from the rest of the vampire community, as well as his own lethal cravings? It’s the ultimate forbidden romance; the love between a mortal and a vampire. What is it that makes flirting with death so utterly tempting? One-click and find out.
During the days of Cro-magnon beings of pure light come to Earth discovering the primitive human race. They decide to enlighten the wayward people but one of the aliens decides it is a wasted effort and experiments on them instead. For his treachery he is exiled to Earth, stripped of his ability to leave, tasked with completing the enlightenment of humankind to be free again. Millennia later man has been mutated into various other races,and become embroiled in war. The key to ending their now galaxy wide conflict will be finding this ancient being of light who is disguised and still living among them!
A lovely American detective's idyllic sail to Mexico ends when she comes face to face with her unfortunate past. But what is unfortunate for Detective Katy Hunter is just the ticket a handsome Latin investigator needs to solve a murder involving a rich, and cartel connected, American yachtsman. The couple's growing attraction wouldn't be so bad, if only they can bring a vicious killer to justice before they become the next victims.
INTRIGUE, ROMANCE AND THE LOVE OF GOD – AUTHOR OF THE SISTERS OF ROSEFIELD, EMMA EASTER, INTRODUCES A NEW SET OF FLAWED AND LOVEABLE CHARACTERS IN THE DESTINY SERIES. Twenty-five-year-old Rachel, nearing the end of her pregnancy, makes an urgent dash to flee her polygamist husband Mike Caldwell and his embittered first spouse Olivia. Pregnant with her first child, a product of her troubled forced spiritual union with Mike, Rachel knows if she doesn’t escape her unholy relationship both her and her child will never be free. She has been unable to accept this way of life and feels it is not right for her to act as a barrier to Mike and Olivia and the sanctity of their marriage. Her escape plan fails, due to Fallow Creek, the polygamy commune she lives in, employing a security detail of young men who guard against escape. With help from the unmarried pastor Keith Thorn, of nearby town Destiny, they are reminded that with faith, love and trust in God’s plan they can achieve anything.
In the heart of a raging blizzard Sheriff Jeff McQuede discovers a woman frozen to death in her car. At first he believes her death to be an unfortunate accident--until he finds clues that point to cold-blooded murder. Margaret’s husband, Arthur, left her in the stalled vehicle to brave the storm and manages to reach Joe Trevino’s isolated ranch. The case becomes more complicated because of the recent warehouse robberies at Trevino’s store. McQueede finds that Trevino is Margaret Burnell’s business partner, and that she has traveled from their Casper store to conduct a company audit. In addition, Margaret has planned to meet with her only child, a run-away daughter she hasn’t seen in years. Trevino, the missing daughter, and Arthur Burnell would all profit financially from Margaret’s demise. Has a relentless killer tracked and sabotaged the Burnells, or did Arthur simply abandon his wife for his share of the money, leaving her to die an icy death?
Nat’s going to be on a renovation show to fix his awful kitchen!. There’s a catch: The show features couples, and he’s single. He needs a fake boyfriend, quick! Owen thinks being Nat’s fake boyfriend will get his nosy ex off his back. It’ll look like he’s getting on with his life, the perfect revenge! It should have been easy...except Nat can’t stop thinking about Owen. He wishes he were brave enough to approach him for real. Meanwhile, Owen is scared of getting hurt again, and doesn’t understand Nat’s hesitation. But when Owen accidentally walks in on Nat showering, there’s no more hesitating! They’re falling in love, but on camera they have to act like they’ve been together forever! Between Owen’s meddling ex trying to pull them apart, and their own insecurities, can they stay together, or will their fake relationship have a real break up on national TV?
Last year took me by surprise. I never expected to fall so hard for Kat. I was the athlete. She was the older woman…and my teammate’s mom. So many reasons why we shouldn’t be together. In spite of everything, I wanted her. Until I said it was for the best if I stayed away. That was a lie. The result: She was broken-hearted. I felt like an ass. Throughout the months that followed, we remained civil. From time to time, we’d run into each other. Without knowing she was the instructor, I registered into her writing class. Still reeling from our breakup, we remained politely distant. Until, tragedy struck. No matter how hard we tried to bury our feelings, old emotions resurfaced amidst chaos. Kat confessed she still loved me, and then a gunman’s bullet ripped into my chest. For months she kept a vigil by my hospital bed. My heart belongs to her, but I can’t offer her the future she wants. But when I see her moving forward with another younger man, a torrent of emotions run through me — jealousy, protectiveness, and even wonder… Could I make her happy not just now, but forever? ANOTHER YOUNGER MAN is the second book in the Tryst series by best-selling contemporary romance author Mia Fox. No cliffhanger. Guaranteed happily ever after! FROM THE AUTHOR This book concludes Cole and Kat’s story that began with A Much Younger Man. It provides insight into the emotions that course through men and women during romance and is jam packed with hotness. You’ll finish reading with a happy smile ...
If only solving murder were as easy as apple pie. Who knew baked goods could be deadly? Madeline’s overjoyed to win top prize for her apple pie at the Spring Festival, until she finds a dead body. Somebody’s been cooking up murder, and accused of the crime, Maddie feels the heat. Things like this just don’t happen in small town, Maple Falls. The timer ticks down in the race to find the murderer before Maddie’s put in jail or the body count climbs so she enlists the help of her old flame Sheriff Ethan, and her irrepressible Gran. Danger threatens at every turn, and when Maddie’s left on her own, scared and out of her depth, it seems that even an award-winning baker isn’t safe from Maple Falls’ first serial killer. The Maple Lane Mysteries are light cozy mysteries featuring a quirky cat-loving bakery owner who discovers she’s a talented amateur sleuth. Book 1, 2 and 3 in the Maple Lane Mysteries are out now, with book 4 on preorder. No swearing, gore or graphic scenes.
“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.
"Like Grisham and Clancy... this title shines among the genre." -The US Review of Books Espionage. Assassins. Middle East. Homeland meets Syriana in the near future. When the CIA intercepts intelligence on a terrorist attack in Kuwait, Petra Shirazi, a former field agent, comes face to face with the Ahriman, one of Iran's deadliest assassins. Semi-finalist in Publisher's Weekly Booklife Prize for Fiction, Ahriman is fast paced suspense from Amazon Bestselling author Puja Guha. The story is led by a strong female protagonist who is pitted against her nemesis. To stop him, Petra must confront her past and the traumatic experience that took her out of the field. Fans of global espionage thrillers like Patriot Games, The Day of the Jackal,and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold will love this character-driven spy novel that takes you all over the world. ****** It was the year when global economies continued to plummet despite analysts' predictions of a turnaround. It was the year when the Kuwaiti National Assembly consisted of the largest Islamic contingent in more than two decades. It was the month when the price of oil plunged to twenty dollars a barrel. It was the month when the Emir of Kuwait dissolved the National Assembly for the thirteenth time in fifteen years. It was the day when the head of the Islamic majority of the Assembly hired an assassin and the CIA intercepted intelligence about a new wave of terrorist attacks. It was the day that would change the face of the Midd ...
Colorado, 1878. Can a sister who’s lived only for others find freedom with one man? Family has always come first—for both of them. He’s never forgiven himself for letting her go. She’s never forgiven herself for almost getting him killed.
When Lark and her songbird sisters are separated fleeing their cruel and controlling troupe manager, only Brynmor Llewellyn can help Lark save her sisters and escape to the far west. But Lark wants more. And so does Brynmor. When they’re stranded in a spot as difficult to guard as it is to leave—a rustic cabin at a train junction between Denver and the mountain town of Noelle, Colorado—they find themselves fighting not only for survival but for redemption, forgiveness, and a second chance for their love.
Will the frontier train stop of Songbird Junction be Lark and Brynmor’s salvation? Or their downfall when her manager, a con artist who calls himself her uncle but cherishes only his own fame and fortune—demands a debt no one can pay?
"A sparkling debut" — Historical Fiction Society Indie Reviews
A woman striving for justice
Fianna Cameron has devoted her life to avenging the death of her father, hanged as a traitor during the Irish Rebellion of 1798. Now, on the eve of her thirtieth birthday, only one last miscreant remains: Major Christopher Pennington, the English army officer who not only oversaw her father’s execution, but falsely maligned his honor. Fianna risks everything to travel to London and confront the man who has haunted her every nightmare. Only after her pistol misfires does she realize her sickening mistake: the Pennington she wounded is far too young to be the man who killed her father.
A man who will protect his family at all costs
Rumors of being shot by a spurned mistress might burnish the reputation of a rake, but for Kit Pennington, determined to add to his family’s honor by winning a seat in Parliament, such sala-cious gossip is nothing but a nightmare. To regain his good name, Kit will have to track down his mysterious attacker and force her to reveal the true motivation behind her unprovoked assault. Accepting the mistress of an acquaintance as an ally in his search is risky enough, but when Kit begins to develop feelings for the icy, ethereal Miss Cameron, more than his political career is in danger. For Kit is beginning to suspect that Fianna Cameron knows far more about the shooting—a ...
In a world where the steam engine is about to be invented, our fairy tales and rhymes are their real world events and people. Meet the secret societies the Tub, lead by a butcher, baker and candle-stick maker, and the Fare, lead by the Piemans. Book 1 - Along Came a Wolf Nikolas Klaus, brilliant inventor and loving grandfather, is the target of someone seeking to steal the first ever steam engine plans. His daughter, Tee, and her two best friends, are caught in the middle and come together as the Yellow Hoods. While their lives be lost because of secrets Klaus was hoping to keep buried? A hit with ages 9-15, and adults. The series gets more intense as it goes. The Yellow Hoods books 1 & 2 were finalists for Book of the Year in Teen/Young Adult and Fantasy - Independent Authors Network's 2015.
The story of music making in early African societies and its importation to America. A review showing the musical influences of Africa onto America. Chapters include: Africa's history, musicology, instruments, the middle passage, seasoning in the islands, new world Africans arrive with their music, conversion to Christianity, the spirituals, camp meetings, the blues and hip hop's real origins.
In a dystopian future where humans have foolishly squandered Earth’s natural resources, the few remaining people are becoming desperate. Crowded in huge underground cities, they’ve finally come to the end of the line and they must decide whether or not they will trade the only valuable resource Earth has left... Women. Being the daughter of a wealthy diplomat, Rose is blissfully ignorant of how the less fortunate live. Desperate to escape to a planet where she can enjoy the sun on her face and swim in clear unpolluted oceans, she vows to make herself the first bride to be mated to off-worlders. When the Krylon delegation arrives, she realizes that in addition to being good stewards of their planet, eager for female companionship, and polite to a fault, the Krylon males are also drop dead gorgeous. Unfortunately, Earth’s population is vehemently opposed to the galactic mate’s treaty... will Rose and her soon to be Hot Alien Husband be able to make their escape from Earth?
Widowed librarian Alicia Fairmont needs answers… After her husband is killed in a hit and run accident, Alicia travels upstate to his hometown of Cobble Cove, New York. She hopes to locate his estranged family and shed light on his mysterious past. Anticipating staying only a weekend, her visit is extended when she accepts a job at the town’s library. Secrets stretch decades into the past… Assisted by handsome newspaper publisher and aspiring novelist, John McKinney, Alicia discovers a connection between her absent in-laws and a secret John’s father has kept for over sixty years. Her investigation is interrupted when she receives word her house has burned and arson is suspected, sending her rushing back to Long Island, accompanied by John. Back in Cobble Cove, cryptic clues are uncovered… When Alicia returns, she finds a strange diary, confiscated letters, and a digital audio device containing a recording made the day her husband was killed. Anonymous notes warn Alicia to leave town, but she can’t turn her back on the mystery—or her attraction to John. As the pieces fall into place, evidence points to John’s involvement in her husband’s accident. The past and present threaten to collide, and Alicia confronts her fears… Has she fallen in love with her husband’s killer?
“KNOCKED UP meets THE PROPOSAL in this guaranteed laugh-out-loud romantic comedy!” Lacey Winters had a perfectly plotted life. Then, she had the most toe-curling dream ever—only it wasn’t a dream. And the blurred image of the charming, hot guy she once considered a figment of her imagination, just became the poster boy of her worst nightmare when she finds herself pregnant with no clue who the mystery man is. The reason for her foggy memory? A case of transient amnesia brought on by… well… only the most mind-blowing… she’d rather not say. Nonetheless, her boss is not having it. Terrified of unemployment and with her ten-year plan up in smoke, Lacey does what any woman with more brains than curves would do. She announces her co-worker Zak Cooper is her fake husband, then begs him to play along—just until the private investigator can give her answers. A set of unforeseen circumstances. Fake kisses turned all too real. And now she’s torn between a man she’s falling for and an unreliable list of potential fathers. With the delivery soon approaching, she must decide if life is better lived or planned. **All intimate encounters in this novel are consensual**
A toymaker with a dilemma, twelve hours to make it right, and a special ops paramedic at her side? Not exactly the Christmas Eve Serenity planned…
Serenity Yates is an hour from closing her toy shop for the holidays and starting a much-needed break. But first, she’ll hand over a handmade dollhouse to her final customer of the year. At least, that’s the hope–until the plan goes terribly wrong.
Jeremy Park hasn’t visited his sister in two years, and he can’t wait to see her face when he shows up with the gift from the top of his niece’s wish list. But when he arrives at the toy shop on Christmas Eve, he learns he won’t be giving Lilah her dream dollhouse after all.
Serenity promises Jeremy to do whatever she can to make this right, no matter how long it takes. When Jeremy offers to help, Serenity reluctantly agrees. As they work through the night, a sweet bond grows, and Serenity begins to fear that, when morning comes, she’ll find it hard to say good-bye.
Jeremy feels the tug of attraction, too, but pursuing the relationship makes no sense. Serenity has deep roots in her hometown, and in a week, he’ll return to Italy and his job rescuing others in the most dangerous places on earth. He isn’t ready to let Serenity go, but he can see no way for their lives to fit.
** A Season for Serenity is a mostly-sweet Christmas-themed contemporary romance with fade-to-black scenes.
Mark's experience and love of history has given him a keen eye and dry quirky sense of humour that veils a message about the human condition. In A Cat's History of the World, Mark speaks from the cat's perspective of history's events – tongue in cheek, as is Mark's way to send us a message.
Young Andena is a new recruit to the rebel group fighting the ruling Archon military. Her eagerness to impress Lunn, her leader, results in a fiasco and she finds herself trapped in the building of the shady Bionex corporation. Lunn’s drive to find Andena soon dissipates as his love life takes off. He has little idea of what is really going on, or the unexpected results when he tests his secret weapon.
Meanwhile, the Archon elite have entered into a dubious pact with an alien race to counter the planet’s rapidly declining oxygen levels. Initially thinking that the price for this help was fair, the Archon soon discover that the aliens have other plans.
Does Andena manage to escape from the mad scientists at Bionex? And what are the aliens planning to do with Earth?
Charlie's marriage has hit rock bottom and his bed is a lonely place. He tries his hand at erotica but will his writing light his wife’s fire or douse it out for good? Charlie’s story has her laughing into her morning latte. Charlies is a house husband and in her eyes his talents remain with pastry rolling. However, the director of the local pantomime is inspired. He sees a talent for comedy and persuades Charlie to write for the local pantomime. Charlie’s wife calls him crazy and with a dame as funny as a kidney stone and equipment on a par with a second-hand stall Charlie can see her point; until he discovers his wife’s therapist does more than manipulate her neck. With a fire of epic proportions and an exotic wardrobe mistress, Charlie is caught in the crossfire of amateur dramatic politics, divorce, and reviving his “romancing” skills. Until his wife wants him back.
Will he have the courage to take a chance, find a job, or will he return to the safety of cleaning ovens with no bills to pay?
A Dame Called Derek is the first novella in the Diva Diaries series, a laugh-a-minute farce, set in the world of Scottish amateur dramatics.
This is the Traditional, no sex version of Letitia's story. After the death of her wastrel husband, Alfred, Lady Letitia Morgan wants nothing more than to settle into the peaceful life of a widow. Her limited finances are enough to provide Letty and her two children that simple life. However, her well-meaning cousin demands that she remarry as soon as is proper; indeed, he feels it to be her duty as a woman and to her family. To that end, he moves to arrange her marriage to the Bishop of Mainwaring, someone for whom Letty has no feelings whatsoever. In the meantime, Phillip Masham, Marquess of Eynsford and long-time friend of Francis, Lord Exencour, has found himself very much interested in Letty. Unfortunately for him, Letty’s opinion of men of the ton was quite soured by the late Baron Morgan. Not one to give up, the creative Marquess becomes Mr. Phillip Markham, a solicitor in the Inner Temple, in hopes that Letty will get to know him for who his is, beyond his title. The two form a friendship that may deepen into love, but will it survive the truth? Find out in the latest by Alicia Quigley, chart-topping author of The Yuletide Countess and The Secret Bluestocking.
There’s less than a month to go before Georgie Shaw and Detective Jack Wheeler’s Christmas wedding. With Georgie’s boss “Mad Max” Marley involved, the whole affair becomes much more complicated. Determined to keep the wedding plans from being derailed, Georgie pays Max a visit on the set of Marvelous Marley World’s newest feature film, The Lonely Swan Prince. The sudden disappearance of the movie’s leading lady plunges Georgie and Jack into the middle of a mystery. Where’s the missing diva? If she didn’t vanish on her own accord whodunit and why?
2017 Distinguished Favorite Award-Independent Press Awards A Tea Party activist discovers that he is growing another head. A playboy befriends a fickle female only six inches tall. A lonely librarian answers a matrimonial ad from a demonic farmer. Darkness abounds in James Hanna's cryptic stories. In these nineteen piercing tales, Hanna skewers the human comedy and makes reading dangerous again. "A Sinister sense of irony pervades the stories in this perverse, darkly fantastic anthology. Author James Hanna has a unique insight into the most curious aspects of the human condition and does not shy from exploring these to their shockingly logical conclusion. A Second, Less Capable Head is exceptionally memorable from beginning to end." - Midwest Book Review. "The mark of an author at the peak of his literary powers, there are scant few tales that won't linger beyond the page. Without a doubt, A Second Less Capable Head delivers one of the most powerful and cutting collection of stories you will ever read." - Book Viral
Sadie never likes the right guy at the right time, but all that changes when she meets the handsome and mysterious Byron. At first everything goes as perfect as possible, that is until Byron reveals he’s been keeping a dark secret which colors their whole relationship a shade deadlier. He’s a vampire.
Dating a vampire is dangerous, Sadie remembers the horror stories from high school health class well enough. Byron—being the perfect gentleman that he is—refuses to take things further until she understands what she’s getting herself into. In the end, it’s up to Sadie if she’ll stay with the man of her dreams, or run in fear from his crimson kiss.
After a mysterious, violent accident ripped away the memories of her past, Paige Matthews has been on a mission to rebuild her life. That life wasn't supposed to include being attacked by demons or forced to leave the only home that she remembers. Riley Stone can make the dead do his bidding - for the right price. When he saves Paige from a bounty hunter sent by demon official Bruno Proctor, he knows he's stumbled into something dangerous and potentially lucrative. But the closer he gets to Paige, the more he finds himself inexplicably drawn to her plight. Perhaps if he can help her recover her memories, he has a shot at redeeming himself from his own unsavory past. On the run from Bruno, Riley and Paige don't know who to trust. As Paige's memories start to return, it becomes clear that their meeting wasn't a random coincidence. Paige's soul hangs in the balance, and Riley needs to use every dark, magical trick up his sleeve to keep her safe.
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!
As boys, Troy and Marshall vowed to be best friends for always and forever.
They pledged the same vow again, after a football game on a Friday night, when they made love for the first time.
Now, as ex-soldiers, can they find their way and help each other out of the darkness and into the light?
Can broken promises be forgiven and friendships strengthened over a common bond?
Can two broken men find their way back to when Always and Forever meant love until their final breath?
The Perfect Wedding..... Cursed? In this 4th installment of the Chrissy the Shih Tzu cozy mysteries, Autumn Clarke and Ray Reed are planning the winter wedding of the year, and the first major social event at Autumn's newly renovated Peabody Mansion Bed & Breakfast. Autumn's dreams are about to come true-a spectacular, romantic ceremony with the handsome love of her life. After their beloved Shih Tzu, Chrissy, discovers the body of a popular local psychologist in a snowdrift weeks before the wedding, a series of unexplainable setbacks begin to foil their wedding plans. Is it deliberate sabotage, or is the wedding truly cursed? Will dangerous, uninvited guests create matrimonial mayhem and ruin their special day? Wing's Cozy fans can expect an exciting, romantic whodunit with an abundance of twists and turns that will keep them on the edge of their seats until the very last page is turned.
Wade Johnson is a man who runs a cattle ranch, five miles from the small town of Alexandar, Colorado. He’s struggling to raise three children alone after losing his wife in an influenza epidemic two years earlier. Annalise Hudson is a woman happy in life. She works long hours in the family diner which she inherited when her mama and daddy were killed in a freak accident. Wade’s eldest daughter thinks it’s about time he remarried, but he’s having none of her suggestion to advertise for a mail-order bride. Annalise is forced to make a decision she wasn’t ready for when her world is tipped upside down. Can these two make a life together when their meeting is based on deceit? This is part of a multi-author series but complete stand alone.
Until tragedy scuttled her dreams, Christina Davenport had been training to become a magician like her father. On her twenty-fifth birthday, a mysterious present reawakens her interest. A pop into the local magic store captures the attention of a charming street performer, who hires her as his assistant. Christina has no desire to make a career out of holding some guy’s props, but Reynaldo the Magnificent could be her ticket to something bigger. When his dark side threatens to make everything she’s worked for disappear—including the troubled young doctor who has become one of her fans—she questions if the opportunity for a second chance is worth the price of admission.
Bestselling Amazon author of THE FROST CHRONICLES, Kate Avery Ellison, delivers a fantasy novel packed with clever betrayals, surprising twists, and many moments of delicious vindication for its scrappy heroine. This is a must-read for fans of Sarah J. Maas’s THRONE OF GLASS, Maria V. Snyder’s POISON STUDY, Megan Whalen Turner's THE THIEF, and Sabaa Tahir’s AN EMBER IN THE ASHES. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Briand just wants to survive. Oh, she's clever. She's quick with knives and even quicker with cards. She can scramble up a castle wall. She can ride a bad-tempered stallion with her arms tied behind her back. But her odd, unseemly skills have never been enough to protect her, for she's an orphan, no better than a guttersnipe in her uncle's eyes. Because the lord of the manor despises her, everyone else feels free to as well. The guards, her cousin's tutor... Even Kael, the handsome, enigmatic young steward who has protected her from her uncle’s wrath too many times already, sees her as nothing but trouble with a sassy tongue and pretty green eyes. But when Briand unexpectedly--and accidentally--gains the power to control dragons, she becomes the weapon to winning the kingdom's bitter civil war. Terrifying magic users called Seekers are now hunting her as Briand plunges into a world of danger, betrayal, and secrets, with only a motley band of rebel fighters to protect her. Or have they kidnapped her? It's hard to tell sometimes. Briand's going to need all her cleverness to su ...
Welcome to Hell on Earth, boys. Andersonville POW camp... He was a Union soldier. She was a Confederate nurse. When Rosa looked into his eyes, she saw pure determination. He was a fighter and wouldn't let anything keep him down. Rosa could take a few lessons from him. Trapped in desire and drowning in need; to fall in love with the enemy, there might as well be a mountain between them. Grab your copy today.
A MAGICAL LOVE STORY... Memory House is a place where friendship turns to love, love lasts forever, and memories outlive their owner. Ophelia Browne knows this because she's been granted the unique gift of finding and caring for those forgotten memories. But now she's nearing ninety, and needs to find a successor - soon. When broken-hearted Annie Cross shows up on the doorstep of The Memory House Bed and Breakfast, Ophelia knows she is the one. The two women forge a bond of friendship as they sip magical dandelion tea and share stories. When Annie starts to uncover new memories Ophelia is delighted, but then a thread of violence begins to unravel and she fears things have gone too far. Winner of the 2015 FAPA President's Book Award Silver Medal
A fun, humorous holiday romance...with monsters!
Stuck in a snowstorm is bad. Stuck in a snowstorm with the ex-boyfriend you sort-of, kind-of betrayed is even worse. Add a mysterious critter prowling outside and the kooky antics of WPRV, the Most Haunted Radio Station in the USA, and it's a spooky Christmas like no other.
After her father’s accident, Corrie Lancaster moves back to the family farm just in time to help with the harvest. With a bumper crop of wheat waiting, the farm’s only hired hand quits, leaving Corrie with no choice but to accept the help of her old boyfriend’s older brother, Aaron Tuttle. It seems like the perfect plan until Corrie realizes ex-flame Luke isn’t over her. But even with Luke’s apologies and attempts to rekindle their romance, Corrie can’t forget his past betrayal. Between harvesting, keeping tabs on her younger siblings, and watching her parents’ marriage crumble, Corrie leans on Aaron for emotional support. Wading through jealousy was never on Corrie’s to-do list, but as she navigates the choppy waters, she finds herself falling for Aaron’s good looks and charming wit. Just when Corrie thinks she has everything under control, a stranger seeking shelter comes to the farm, and an old nemesis returns for revenge. As destructive forces align against her, Corrie must decide which man’s love will bring her back to life and restore her faith in herself, her family, and her purpose.
When flamboyant senior sleuth Sadie Kramer learns the owner of Cioccolato, her favorite chocolate shop, is in trouble, she heads for the California wine country with a tote-bagged Yorkie and a slew of questions. The fourth generation Tremiato Winery promises answers, but not before a dead body turns up at the vintners’ scheduled Harvest Festival. All four Tremiato siblings have possible motives, as well as a few peripheral acquaintances, but only one could be the guilty party. As Sadie juggles truffles, tips and turmoil, she’ll need to sort the grapes from the wrath in order to find the identity of the killer.
Elizabeth loves donuts—maybe too much. When her Dad says, “No donuts today,” she pouts, smells the donuts next door, and sneaks in the donut shop. There she sees hundreds of donuts…whizzing by. Every kind she could imagine. And Elizabeth had to have one. But when she has MORE than one, strange and hilarious things happen. The book is illustrated and picture book length, but it is more than that. It has a graphic novel feel that will appeal to older children. The younger kids will like the fun text while adults and older children will be drawn to the clever illustrations and hidden features. The book has over 40 illustrations, a word search, and donut jokes. Fun for all ages.
POWERFUL. IN PAIN. AND UNDER SUSPICION . . . Mired in grief, Lady Roselyn Ravenstock avoids the cloying attention of friends, servants and society's well-wishers. Until the day she bumps into a woman who reminds her of her gentle mother. Coming out of her deep-seated sorrow, Rose tentatively befriends this kind lady . . . then news comes of her new friend's brutal murder. And Rose is implicated in the killing. Enraged and no longer willing to pliantly accept fate's thrashings, Rose resurrects an ancient, magical, family talent to re-shape her features. To prove her innocence, disguised as a young lad, this society's darling grabs hold of destiny's reins and goes hunting through London's shabby lanes and treacherous dockyards for a killer. In this unique twist of the beloved Sleeping Beauty tale, can Rose lay claim to her happily-ever-after? Possibly. But convincing the Regent's Intelligence Officer, her very own deceitful prince charming, that she is blameless, will require more than just a kiss.
After breaking the 100m world record, sixteen-year-old Calli is whisked away to a secret facility where she's placed with other teens who possess superhuman speed. She soon finds herself in a deadly situation involving other superpowers, a magical diamond, and a centuries-old clan vying for world domination. Calli will have to rely on her quick wit and gut instinct to navigate her new world which includes secretly carrying a power-infusing diamond, all the while steering clear of the young man who mistakenly believes she's his soulmate. Book one of The Unaltered series introduces a secret universe existing within our own. In this world, cosmic energy grants superhuman abilities, and people of like ability band together in clans for both safety and community. Flesh-ripping demons prowl at night, drawn to the cosmic energy. Governments spy on clans, clans spy on governments, and trusting the wrong person may carry a terrible price. A #1 bestseller in eleven countries, with over 225,000 downloads. A Diamond in My Pocket is a book readers have shown their love to with over 1,200 5-star reviews. Described by Bookbub as "J.K. Rowling meets Stephen King," the tale woven is one that feels ensconced in today's world alongside a huge dose of superpowers. Currently being optioned for film and television, so don't miss your chance to read this exciting book before it hits the screen.
Can a Scottish woman, who was raised on a primitive Polynesian island, survive living in a complex Western culture? Sarah Campbell is a rarity among women in her time. Raised by her Scottish father and the natives of a remote island in the South Pacific, Sarah and her father embark on a perilous journey to Scotland. Their crew betrays them and murders her father for the purpose of selling Sarah into slavery. She is rescued by an unlikely hero, Hassan Aziz, the most feared pirate on the Barbary Coast. She quickly discovers that she is unprepared for the complex world that is suddenly thrust upon her. Sarah must find a way to survive in a world that intrigues and terrifies her.
What would you do if you discovered the men you were dating were fictional characters you'd created long ago? Thirty-five-year-old Catherine Schreiber has shelved love for good. Keeping her ailing bookstore afloat takes all her time, and she’s perfectly fine with that. So when several men ask her out in short order, she’s not sure what to do … especially since something about them seems eerily familiar. A startling revelation -- that these men are fictional characters she’d created and forgotten years ago -- forces Cat to reevaluate her world and the people in it. Because these characters are alive. Here. Now. And most definitely in the flesh. Her best friend, Eliza, a romance novel junkie craving her own Happily Ever After, is thrilled by the possibilities. The power to create Mr. Perfect -- who could pass that up? But can a relationship be real if it’s fiction? Caught between fantasy and reality, Cat must decide which -- or whom -- she wants more. Blending humor with unusual twists, including a magical manuscript, a computer scientist in shining armor, and even a Regency ball, A Man of Character is a whimsical-yet-thought-provoking romantic comedy that tells a story not only of love, but also of the lengths we'll go for friendship, self-discovery, and second chances. 2016 HOLT Medallion Certificate of Merit winner for Best First Book 2015 Lyra Winner for Best General Fiction
Advanced Medical Intuition is power packed with information. This book is the next step to take after reading Tina Zion’s book, Become a Medical Intuitive: The Complete Developmental Course. It will enable you to use those refined intuitive skills to uncover the 6 causes of illness and the unique healing methods for each cause. Finding the true cause of illness leads to healings that are far beyond the superficial level. Take your medical intuitive abilities to the next level. This advanced manual assists newly aware individuals as well as the professional already in private practice. Your successes and confidence will quickly develop as you take action with these intuitive skills and healing methods.
From the dark comic book universe of Sky Kill Assassins, comes book one, the erotic sci-fi crime thriller, A Wicked Haven. Years after the fall of the most powerful crime families, the citizens of Corbindale Bay worked valiantly to clean up the town's immoral and corrupt reputation. Change was on the horizon, until a secluded harbor island off the bay, is purchased and transformed into an entertainment destination called, "A Wicked Haven". Two years later, the renowned police detective Ryan Swett is transferred to investigate two high-profile cases: A disemboweling serial killer and a backlog of missing person cases tied to the wicked island's famous burlesque nightclub. This book is intended for mature audiences.
Warning: This book may be a choking hazard if read while eating or drinking. If you’re a fan of Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey, then you’re going to love Amusing Musings. Get ready to enjoy the most hilarious book of the year. This hysterical compilation of profound thoughts and hilarious one liners will make you laugh until you cry. Relish ridiculously "profound" quotes such as these: “I bet a popular joke in the medieval days was to sneak up behind a knight and stick a “kick me” sign on his armor with a magnet.” “I think it would be a good idea if scientists invented a new fruit. It should look like an orange, but, ‘surprise’, it tastes like a watermelon. Also, it screams when you peel it.” “If cats could talk, I bet that when they cleaned themselves they’d never shut up about how good they taste.” If you are a fan of non-sequitur comedy in the style of Mitch Hedburg, Steven Wright, or Saturday Night Live’s Jack Handey, then read this outrageously entertaining book now!
A mash-up of 40’s style detective fiction and sci-fi, A.I. P.I. examines a racist future where society has turned against a new silver-skinned minority: androids. But for some, they’re a necessity. When you’re in trouble and don’t want the police involved, who are you going to call? An Artificially Intelligent Private Investigator.
Grace Starr plans. She likes order, organization, and the smell of bleach. When her ex-husband evicts her from her predictable life, she’s faced with the hit-you-between-the-eyes realization she’s been a bystander in her own life. Then a letter arrives. An anonymous donor gifts her a worn-out house in a small town. She’ll have to put up with the neighbor. Blaise Savage is an incorrigible, nearly washed-up drummer in a rock band. His unbridled personality challenges everything she holds dear. He’s sexy and that wicked wink probably had half the female population in his bed. For Grace, his lifestyle is out of control. Is the woman who never takes a risk willing to risk it all – and possibly fall in love?
A mysterious plague destroys crops and leaves swaths of farmland around the world in ruins. Panic and riots break out. Famine and rebellion push nations to the brink of war.
With the memories of their fateful summer suspiciously erased, straining their relationships, Jag, Tegan, Kody, Aari and Mariah must regain what’s lost to battle the forces of darkness advancing across the lands.
Finding themselves hunted by operatives from a clandestine organization at every turn, can the group outmaneuver their pursuers and stop the world from descending into chaos?
If you like epic adventure stories with endearing characters in an immersive world, then you will love the Aegis League series!
"If Daniel Silva and Rick Riordan had a love child, it would be the young S.S.Segran. With the intensity of an adult spy thriller and the relatable characters that teenagers enjoy, Aegis Incursion takes YA Action, Adventure, and Fantasy to a new level." ~ The OnlineBookClub.org ~
Lillian Hawthorn did all the things her parents told her to do. She went to finishing school. She married one of the most eligible bachelors in New York. But she was not happy. One night she took her courage and made a snap decision that would make her realize why she was not happy. And why she was done playing by rules that her parents and society gave her. In 1964 it might be a man's world, but as Lillian soon grows to understand, you don't have to play by those rules.
A cocky, wise-cracking, commercial airline pilot has a surreptitious, life-long relationship with the apparition of a dead relative, killed decades earlier in a military plane crash. When the apparition urges the pilot to solve the mystery of that crash, government censorship and stonewalling ensues, eventually surmounted by confidential information provided by entities disguised as the pilot’s dead relative and murdered comrades.
After being tainted by Leviathan blood, an Archangel must collect angelic relics and return them to Heaven before the transit of Mercury to prevent the Undoing… a period where demons can take control of the earth and negate the power of Heaven. To earn back his wings, he's tasked with preventing this from occurring by any means necessary. Even if it includes working with a Cambion female who is too nosy for her own good, or getting caught breaking into the Vatican. They did say 'any means necessary', didn't they? Evil is insidious, and lurks in the most unassuming of disguises. But people are stronger together, and true love is worth fighting for, even if you have to give up everything you thought you needed and wanted in order to keep it. He may be a protector of the world, but he failed to protect something far more important- his heart. Sometimes, redemption comes in a way you least expect it to. Sometimes, sacrifice is worth the cost.
Kat Becker is a starry-eyed optimist with a dream. She’s convinced a move to Nashville will turn her into a singing sensation, and nobody’s going to stand in her way. Not even the cute but grumpy ER doctor she meets after a fender-bender. Dr. Dan McDonald is a hard-headed realist with a past. He knows first-hand how Music City can shatter a heart. It’s his duty to warn an appealing but quirky patient of the aftermath for anyone foolish enough to pursue such a fantasy. Two people couldn’t be less likely to join forces, let alone fall in love… until one tiny lie changes everything. “Pat Wahler combines suspense with humor to create scenes that capture the reader’s attention.” —Readers’ Favorite This is a complete standalone novel. Reader enjoyment is enhanced by first reading On a City Street, Book 1 of the Becker Family Novels. Available in eBook and paperback format from your favorite retailers.
Sometimes we can’t escape the webs we are born into. Sometimes we are the architects of our own fall. Akash Choudry wants a love for all time, not an arranged marriage. Still, under the weight of parental hopes, he agrees to one. He and Jaya marry in a cloud of colour and spice in Bombay. Their marriage has barely begun when Akash embarks on an affair. Jaya cannot contemplate sharing her husband with another woman, or looking past his indiscretions as her mother suggests. Cornered by sexual politics, she takes her fate into her own hands in the form of a lit match. Nothing endures fire. As shards of their past threaten their future, will Jaya ever bloom into the woman she can be, and will redemption be within Akash’s reach?
The warrior Druid princess, Catrin of Britannia, has faced magical foes, family betrayal, and enslavement. Now, disguised as a boy in the Roman legion, Catrin must gather her strength and her allies if she plans to take back her family’s Celtic throne. But her powerful lover, Marcellus—the great-grandson of the famed Roman General Mark Antony—is confused about their relationship and hesitates to help Catrin retake her kingdom. If their forbidden love and alliance are discovered, her dreams of returning to her Celtic home with Marcellus will be shattered.
Evie is staring into an empty future. Joe is the only man she ever loved. But he cheated and broke her heart. Enter rocker Jake, hot and tempting, to sweep her off her feet. Why shouldn’t she grasp her own happy ending? Is Joe too late to persuade Evie he loves her? Does he even deserve another chance? Old hurts are deep and forgiveness seems out of the question. Don’t miss this award-winning romance – a sizzling second-chances page-turner that’s sure to melt your heart.
A single mother who dreams of home meets a contractor on the run from his past. Will he tear down their only chance at a shared future? If you like matchmaking daughters, heartfelt stories of mending broken homes, and fixer-upper romance, then you’ll love Carolyne Aarsen’s tale of second chances
Making a sexy deal with the deal-maker... Flying sightseers over California is part of helicopter pilot Lacey Sanders' job. The other part is denying her attraction for hot-bod fellow pilot Adam Swank. A painful experience taught Lacey never to date her co-workers. So regardless of how sizzling the sparks are between her and Adam, she just isn't going there. But when they're teamed up to close a business deal on a private island, Lacey can no longer resist Adam’s steamy kisses. Adam The Deal-Maker has the gift of persuasion. Except when it comes to Lacey. For five years they’ve been dancing around a fiery attraction. Now he has her right where he wants her—in his arms—but can he persuade thrill seeking Lacey to accept his deal and take a chance on an office romance?
Anne Mason has a storybook childhood.
A wealthy father, loving mother, and a beautiful home in Richmond.
But behind the polished windows, Anne's father brutally terrorizes her mother.
Sent to live with her aunt and uncle, Anne enrolls in boarding school. Though she thrives, the traumas of her past gnaw at her insides.
Will hope and inner strength prevail?
A sleeping beauty. A kingdom frozen in time. Only one can save them all. Once upon a time… Lord Siward intended to go hunting, but when he stumbles upon a ruined castle and accidentally wakes the mysterious maiden sleeping inside, he knows his holiday is over. With the kingdom in trouble, Siward should be protecting the realm, but every time Rosamond looks at him, he gets lost in the girl’s green eyes. Who is the mysterious beauty, and why does he feel she holds the key to the kingdom’s deliverance?
Where did he come from? Who else knows? The truth may be more than Liz can handle. Her life was a wreck. The most terrifying experience she could imagine has turned everything upside down. Now, each day she writes, hoping to get back to normal. But still the memories haunt her. How can she move on? Scott has a past he’d rather forget. Maybe getting away from his home town will be the answer. As a literary agent, he’s always looking for talent, but will this journey be any different from the rest? Life works in mysterious ways, but it isn’t always good. Their first meeting is a disaster. Is the universe trying to keep them apart? Everything is about to change. Will the secrets they hold become the answer they each need, or a curse? You’ll love the world of Tuala and this clean paranormal romance, because everyone enjoys an adventure with a bit of love. Get it now.
The Seam between this world and the next, just ripped... A mysterious and ferocious blight has been unleashed upon Prim Ordal, rapidly transforming living things everywhere into deathly perversions of themselves. As the darkness unfolds, Roscoe Coats - a hunter without a past - seeks the impossible. A power. A mastery, foretold by legend and forgotten by man. Now, coveted by a legion undead and surrounded by powerful magites, Roscoe must face the quest of his life. In a world where magic is despised and destroyed, he might just harbor the rarest of all... The clock is ticking. The blight is spreading, and everywhere the magites go, the shadows seem to follow. Can the young Master rise before the Nether consumes? Or are some gifts too good to be true?
The Angels Always Near poetry collection offers an experimental take on the timeless emotions of adolescence, capturing moments of imagination and being while exploring the universal theme of love through emotional wordscapes. In this re-edited collection, the mysteries of teenage love and ideals of beauty are filtered through a mature adult perspective, bringing readers a new interpretation. The Angels Always Near is a refreshing journey through teenage eyes and the surprising truths that they can hold in explaining the world around them.
Winner of the 2016 Golden Crown Literary Society Award. Runner Up for the 2015 Rainbow Award. This sweeping novel follows childhood sweethearts Rona and Shelli as they come of age and face impossible choices. Passion and heartbreak come alive in this lyrical exploration of love, friendship, and family in Israel. A Small Country about to Vanish is Rona and Shelli's love-hate relationship with an ancient piano, each other and their difficult homeland - a country physically too small and politically too volatile to maintain its own existence. Wise and compassionate Rona believes in fairness and equality and shows a rare ability to feel empathy for her supposed enemies, while her friends and family want security first. Shelli, an avid reader of Holocaust literature, raises old but relevant questions. Must history repeat itself? How do we know when the political pot of hatred has boiled beneath us, making it necessary to leave our belongings behind and relocate, to save ourselves and our family?
Romantic suspense with a paranormal twist, AWAKENING MACBETH is a passionate tale of love versus evil. From Virginia's most famous university to the Scottish highlands to a dusty road in Iraq, not even Shakespeare could have predicted the secret that will keep you up tonight. When Brodie Macbeth meets Joe Birnam, he hardly seems like the man of her dreams. Brodie is a University of Virginia professor and best-selling author; Joe is a Marine veteran who lost a leg in Iraq. Brodie's last boyfriend was a famous television commentator; Joe is a carpenter who doesn't even own a suit. Differences aside, the timing couldn't be worse. Brodie is shattered by her father's suicide and the strange will that requires her to read his collection of British history books and use the license plates from his car before she can inherit a fortune. No doubt that's why she's having terrifying nightmares. Every night in her sleep, a stalker with corroded eyes will kill her unless Brodie reveals her father's secret. Of course, there is no secret . . . Falling in love with Joe Birnam helps Brodie heal. Slow to spark, the attraction between them becomes more than just a steamy romance. Joe is a strong man who understands the pain of losing someone important. Although his memories of combat mean Joe has his own demons to deal with, he won't accept anything less than Brodie's full commitment. But once she gives her heart, Brodie discovers the stunning truth about her nightmares. They're a real and deadl ...
"YOU ARE ONE OF THE FEW AUTHORS WHOSE BOOKS LEAVE ME WANTING TO READ MORE OF YOUR BOOKS." -Amazon Reader "GOOD STORY! I DIDN'T WANT IT TO END!" Amazon Reader "I HAD ANXIETY ATTACKS WITH JIN. IT REALLY BOTHERED ME THAT I HAD TO PUT THE BOOK DOWN TO DO NORMAL THINGS LIKE EAT. LOL." -Amazon Reader Check out an original, new Survival-Fiction! Animal Graph is an original, NEVER BEFORE SEEN CONCEPT, a YA Amazonian Eco-Fic Dystopia with themes on wildlife and nature conservation, which asks questions about what happens when a greedy dictatorship rules the nation, and the harsh consequences to the Earth of a nuclear war. Animal Graph is a YA Amazonian Eco-Fic Dystopia and is the third story from dystopian author M. Black (Simulation, Exotiqa, Animal Graph). Her novels are branded Enter Tomorrow with a focus on robots, artificial intelligence, simulations, wildlife, grafting, cloning, illusions, or futuristic technology.
Where Does Justice End And Vengeance Begin? When newspaper reporter Grace Rampling stumbles onto a grisly crime scene while on a routine weekend assignment, she abruptly finds herself at the centre of a police investigation into the death of a Catholic bishop. The Crime: Bewildering As the investigation unfolds, evidence points to a troubling hate crime as Grace finds herself central to the case - not only as a key witness, but a suspect and even potential victim. Lead investigator Detective Sergeant Adam Davis is thrown by the fierce attraction he feels toward Grace that, if acted upon, could throw the entire case into jeopardy. The Race: Intense With Grace at risk and off limits, Adam races to unravel an increasingly disturbing mystery, while he struggles to both protect and resist the woman of his dreams. A swirling thrill ride through the labyrinth of a mystery, romance, crime and a gripping conclusion that no one will see coming.
A Lady of Passion is my "After Dark" version of the The Secret Bluestocking. The stories are nearly identical, but A Lady of Passion is rewritten slightly to allow Isobel and Francis' relationship to have a strong physical component. What would you do if you were intelligent, independent, wealthy and had an interest in archaeology? If you're the Honorable Miss Isobel Paley, you do as you please, but you would keep it as your most guarded secret. Isobel's story is set in a time of social change, after Mary Wollstonecraft published her famous "A Vindication on the Rights of Woman," positing (correctly, of course!) that women were not inferior to men. Even so, Society hadn't yet changed to the degree that a free-thinking woman of means could be open about her "unseemly" interests. Isobel happily pursues her intellectual (and other) passions without a care for marriage. She's perfectly capable of tending to her own life as a trendsetter in fashion during the Season and an archaeologist in Scotland during the summer. Marriage, she believes, is only the surrender of her legal identity, independence and fortune to the whims of a man. Further, celibacy, to Isobel, is a waste of youth. Then an accident outside her country estate brings Major Lord Francis Wheaton into her life and her home. Lord Francis, recently back from the Peninsular Wars, must convalesce at Isobel's manor, being too injured to travel. What follows is the tale of two strong-willed individuals, bo ...
Can he lose the disguise... and find himself? St. John Fotheringay-Phipps has nearly forgotten who he truly is. As the dashing, amusing dandy known to all in society as Fungy, he has hidden himself behind a mask of merriment. But he is reminded that there are pleasures beyond society -- when he finds himself feeling responsible for the innocently lovely and fiercely intellectual Rose, the daughter of a famed archaeologist, and her charming, if socially inept, family. Rose Grace knows that she cannot gamble with her future. She has suddenly been thrust into the role of mother to her two young sisters, companion to her brilliant, distracted father --and family savior. She needs to do the right thing -- to forget her own desires and quickly find a wealthy husband before the creditors come beating at their door. Then why is she distracted by the foppishly handsome Fungy, who seems so very irresponsible and pleasure-loving? Surely he's the last person whose advice she should follow! Can Rose wager her heart to help St. John find his way to the man he wants to be?
More than a hundred years ago, a king declared that all geniuses, scientists and inventors were abominations, save for those willing to become his Conventioneers. His edict spread like wildfire through the kingdoms, and drove the hunted into the arms of the secret societies, the Tub and the Fare. Decades later, having taken control of the remains of the crushed Fare, a young Marcus Pieman follows up on rumors of a homeless, teenage Abominator in his city. When the scared Nikolas Klaus looked up at Marcus for the first time, a tremendous bond was forged. A betrayal leads Tee to a showdown with her greatest foe. Who breaks and who lays bleeding in the middle of nowhere? And Mounira learns the truth about the once great inventor, Christophe Creangle.
High school senior Santana Harris' parents want her to go to college, to prepare for her future, or---at the very least---to get a job so that she can figure out what life after high school will look like. Santana doesn't want any of that. Convinced that her art will allow her to win a scholarship to a prestigious school, she’s content to coast through her final year. Her parents give her an ultimatum: if she doesn’t win the scholarship, she'll have to find a part-time job. Then Santana and her friend spot a cat in a tree. After she saves it, a strange boy shows up to offer her a job. The kind of job that would allow her to work after school and set her own hours. The only catch? Her new boss thinks he’s a superhero, and he wants Santana to be his new sidekick.
The former Archangel of the arts, Lord Xuohs, has been deceiving dwellers of many lands in order to be allowed inside them. When Xuohs enters these lands, it redesigns these places in many ways, such as changing the color of the sky, repositioning rainbows, reforming flat oceans into fortresses, making frozen wastelands into festive paradises, manipulating gravity, and even creating new species. It does this by painting with its paintbrush on its wondrous canvas—everything Xuohs paints on this canvas becomes the reality of the land. Now it’s up to three young heroes, Asmund Cranite (wielder of the sword of the spirit), Tait Astron (user of astronomical miracles from above), and Eydis Virtue (summoner of three heavenly beasts), to step up and fight against this deceitful evil before it conquers the entire world without any resistance. They will journey through many lands that have been transformed by the archfiend’s magic, such as green oceans with giant anglerfishes, mystical forest-mountains with werewolf tree-nymphs, and valleys of rainbows and mysterious berries with talking coach roaches. The three young heroes face many challenges along their adventures, but who says they can’t have an absolute blast while doing it? They’ve never been more excited about anything in their entire lives. There has never been a quest like this and Asmund, Tait, and Eydis can’t wait to see what they’ll discover out in this massive world of awe and wonders.
If Lexi Balefire’s matchmaking skills seem like magic, it’s for a good reason—witchiness has always run in the family. Without access to her full powers, Lexi can’t help wondering if she’ll ever control the Balefire legacy—or end up a wicked witch like her mother and grandmother before her. When a formerly happy client gets dumped unexpectedly, Lexi must pick up the pieces in order to save her business—all while dealing with four fighting faerie godmothers, an obnoxious arch-nemesis, and the only man to ever light her fire.
After her messy divorce, Angelina Bonaparte refuses to let any man hold her back. She’s even opened a private eye practice to help other victims of relationships gone sour. So when she crosses paths with a detective who believes a crime scene is no place for a woman, she sets out to change his mind.
On the trail of a cheating mobster, her sharp wit provides the perfect counter-balance to Detective Ted Wukowski’s shoot-first attitude. And before long, the reluctant partners find themselves sharing clues to help sort through a murdered mistress’s long list of enemies. When the mysterious case of a multi-million dollar inheritance turns deadly, Angelina calls on Ted to help expose an underworld of greedy collectors willing to kill for their crown jewel. And they’ll have to put their heads together to read between the lines of a missing father’s faked obituary.
With each new assignment, Angelina and Ted’s mutual respect grows… along with their budding attraction. But when danger lurks around every corner, can Angelina count on him to have her back when the bullets start to fly?
Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries Box Set contains the first three books in a sassy, suspenseful mysteries series. If you like tenacious heroines ...
The fantastical adventure of a young blind girl who is propelled on a perilous journey to find her realm's missing king. ***************************** "It's one thing to hear monsters bump in the night. It's quite another to never be able to light a lamp and chase them away." Essie Brightsday has never heard a rock basilisk scream. She has never worn magical armor, stood up to a queen, or run from dragons. Instead, Essie, her sarcastic cat Tigrabum, (just call him "Tig"), and her secretive family struggle to survive on their small farm nestled against the forbidding cliffs of the Valley of Fire. But all that is about to change when a rebellion against the cruel interim ruler is sparked. Forced to flee for their lives, Essie and Tig lose themselves in the twisting labyrinth of the ancient lava flow. When Essie finds proof that the missing King Mactogonii may be alive, she is given the opportunity to help restore stability to the kingdom. But the course of her journey will force her to face her deepest fears and unravel the mystery behind her own blindness...if Essie can survive the encounter. ********************* A Hero's Curse is the first novel in The Unseen Chronicles, a fantastical series brimming with fast-paced action, adventuresome mystery and surprising friendships, all propelled by an inventive and unique story concept. If you enjoyed the Gregor the Overlander series, this is the story of a reluctant character (this time a girl) assuming the role of a hero. Like Fabl ...
A memoir of public health and community development service and spiritual discovery overseas in Peace Corps and nongovernmental organization, sharing with self deprecating humor experiences across the Andes and Latin America. For some, a provocative discussion and meditation on searching for meaning and purpose after college. A story of successes, failures, redemption, challenges, faith and perseverance.
Welcome to the last of the great flying Cities! It’s 9172, YE (Year of the Empire), and the future has forgotten its past. Soaring miles over the Earth, Autumn, the sole surviving flying city, is filled to the brim with the manifold forms of humankind: from Human Plus “floor models” to the oppressed and disfranchised underclasses doing their dirty work and every imaginable variation between. Valerius Bakhoum is a washed-up private eye and street hustler scraping by in Autumn. Late on his rent, fetishized and reviled for his imperfect genetics, stuck in the quicksand of his own heritage, Valerius is trying desperately to wrap up his too-short life when a mythical relic of humanity’s fog-shrouded past walks in and hires him to do one last job. What starts out as Valerius just taking a stranger’s money quickly turns into the biggest and most dangerous mystery he’s ever tried to crack – and Valerius is running out of time to solve it. Now Autumn’s abandoned history – and the monsters and heroes that adorn it – are emerging from the shadows to threaten the few remaining things Valerius holds dear. Can the burned-out detective navigate the labyrinth of lies and maze of blind faith around him to save the City of Autumn from its greatest myth and deadliest threat?
The lure of Africa and a chance to change their lives bring a group of professional women together from three continents for great white hunter Cassidy Magriff’s African Safari Bootcamp for Women. But a bruised lover and a Kenyan army officer have other plans for the band—to reap a profit and extract revenge. Five women become stranded in the bush without food, water, or weapons: Henna, A Beverly Hills hairdresser; Theresa, a high-powered Spanish sales manager; Katie, a retired Australian soldier; and Kouri, a traveler working on organic farms around the world. Mo, the safari’s geologist and a Kenyan—American, who grew up with a Masai tribe, is saddled with the task of leading the troupe to safety. Follow these brave and talented women as they face challenges on an hourly basis. Be with them as they fortify themselves with spiritual exercises and discussions of feminine literature, such as Jane Eyre, and conversations on the gamut of women’s issues. Witness them forming friendships and alliances and uncovering talents and skills that contribute to the survival of their troupe and the emergence of their “inner Amazon Warriors”. And most of all, experience the real Africa with its friendly loving people, harsh military, and magical environment.
Surprised into hiding in a men's room stall at work, Angie Peterson, owner of the Dunk and Run Coffee Shoppe, overhears two men talking about killing someone named Alastair Honeybun. Picturing a frail, helpless old Englishman, Angie rushes to warn him. There's only one, small problem, Alastair Honeybun is six foot two inches of yummy man, who's perfectly capable of taking care of himself. But when the thugs show up while Angie's still there, they soon figure out they'll need to take care of each other.
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.
In an alternate universe where America never declared independence, one young woman finds herself unwittingly becoming the de facto Commander-in-Chief for most of the free world in the aftermath of an apocalypse… Tabloid darling Lady Chelsea Spence lives the extravagant life of the idle rich, coasting through university without a care. She’s only, like, one-hundred-and-fifteenth in the line of succession to the British throne, thank God. It’ll take an extinction level event before she’s ever called to duty. Then a group of strange monsters with a taste—literally—for designer items wipe out all the royals in line before Chelsea. Since America never declared independence, suddenly Chelsea doesn’t just become the new Queen of Great Britain, but also the Commander-in-Chief for America and the rest of the Commonwealth. Now a power-hungry general wants to use her as his puppet, the civilians want to sacrifice her to their new monster overlords, and her hot new bodyguard thinks she’s a complete joke. Worse, Chelsea is developing abilities that are as dangerous as they are supernatural. Below layers of manicures, diamond studded watches, and self-doubts, a true queen is about to emerge.
"The plot is graphic and unapologetic....a novel for those who really have the stomach," Readers' Favorite. After Jason is committed to a mental institution, he begins to uncover things he never knew before or things his mind shut out to protect him. Under the care of the facility's doctors, he finds himself questioning what's real and what's not. What is the truth? What happened to him? Is his mind playing tricks on him? Wait a minute, what happened to his wife, Lisa? Where is Lea? Why can't he remember what happened? Meanwhile, Jerry is dangerous and unpredictable. He envisions a world where boundaries are broken down and he is free to enforce his narcissistic belief that he has a divine mission. Technology allows him the freedom to use his position of trust to play with people's lives. An explosive ending that is anything but expected, forgive yourself for shuddering throughout and after you close the book Drawing inspiration from real cases, and with well-researched, realistic characters, A Predator and A Psychopath is not for the soft-hearted.
Take a Human female as a mate on the off chance of saving his race? Absurd. At least that's what Prince Elorshin Do'ana thinks. It's true, the Alvan race is dying. There have been no new births in years and if they don't do something, their entire race is doomed. However, Elorshin doesn't want to bind himself to a mate that can't fully share in the fated bond that all Alvan crave. Forced into a marriage by a House more powerful than his own, Prince Elorshin doesn't think he will ever know happiness, that is until he meets his bright, luscious bride. Margot Whelan wants two things, one of which she will never have. Love and a baby. The second can't happen, not as long as she's on Earth. Population control is too strict. When she sees an advertisement for the Celestial Mates Dating Agency she decides to take the chance. After all, what future does she have on an overpopulated Earth? She agrees to marry the hot, seven foot tall, indigo alien with sparkling emerald eyes and oddly sexy fangs. He struggles with the war between what his body craves and what his heart needs. Somehow, Margot must get past the language barrier and forge the connection Elorshin so desperately desires. A love that Houses will go to war for. A Baby for the Alien Prince is a stand alone novel in the Celestial Mates Shared Universe. It is a science fiction romance story with a stubborn alien and an equally stubborn human female, plenty of action-packed adventure, and hot, steamy alien romance!
"My first day as a sleuth was more Stephanie Plum than Miss Marple." Jessica Huntington, an amateur sleuth with a shopping jones and a black AMEX card, finds out money can’t buy happiness, or save your neck. Her well-planned life in shambles, she’s hiding out near Palm Springs. When her best friend’s 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?
It was wrong, but maybe that’s why it felt so right.
We met when Cole tackled the thief who stole my purse. It was raining. I was cold and hurt. Cole rested a hand on my forearm to reassure me. His touch was warm, his voice soft and confident. Neither of us could look away from one another. And then he smiled. For the first time since my cheating ex left me with a mountain of debt, I felt alive and beautiful, again.
Cole’s thick thighs and ripped abs are the source of endless fantasies, but he’s also a gentleman who sheltered me from harm. Not to mention, the thrill of being noticed by a much younger man.
Three supernatural princesses faced with a fate worse than death…or so they thought. King Alim’s reign of Acabar draws to a close with no suitable male heirs. He rushes to find husbands for his three magical princesses: Teriliyn, the War Princess/Dragon Rider, Vanessa, the Telepath, and Amma, the Nature Empath. The King’s biggest problem is getting the Princesses to agree to a betrothal. What the King doesn’t know is the Queen has her own treacherous plans for Princess Amma. Can King Alim uncover the secrets of his kingdom in time? Will King Alim’s plan for succession win-out or will outside evil forces ascend the throne? Amma’s Liberation: Amma must find a way to escape her stepmother, the Queen and her witch. Can Amma figure out a way to use her nature gift to escape the abuse? Will Queen Amara be able to conjure up enough dark magic to ensure the rightful lineage is crowned? Teriliyn’s Fire: Time is fast approaching for the king to pass down the crown. King Alim has managed to marry one of his three daughters. The two remaining will cause trouble, he is sure. Both are headstrong, and resistant to marriage. Will Teriliyn or Vanessa be the next princess to head up the aisle? Princess Teriliyn holds a grudge against all men, or so it seems. She has focused on being a warrior for her kingdom snubbing attempts to court her. Is there a secret in the princess’ past? Is there a strong enough knight to tame the princess? Princess Vanessa adamantly refuses to consider ruling. She ha ...
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 loved this book! It was really good and just warm with a touch of darkness to it (...) Its good stuff!
- Death & Life meet with a twist. Definitely worth a read!
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"Hooks you with a twist like M Night" RUBY All I have to do is save my friend, save my city, and save my soul. Piece of cake. VIKRAM She's hell bent on saving everyone, but I just want to protect her. Can they save their city while losing their hearts along the way For the first time in her life, Ruby Iyer knows exactly what she must do. Armed with the sword of her ancestors, a weapon most would kill for, Ruby Iyer is determined to save her city. Teaming up with the sexy, irresistible, rogue cop, Vik Roy, is the only way to succeed. As they embark upon a perilous journey, they realize their enemies are closer than they think. And when the chemistry finally ignites, neither can deny the desire for each other. Can they save their city while losing their hearts along the way
Renee Lockhart has her eye on a lofty goal…to fill the open position of morning radio show host at the station where she works. When her co-workers sign her up for a local TV version of The Bachelor, Renee goes along with it in order to raise her profile. Upon seeing her bumbling audition, Ben McConnell, one of the most eligible bachelors in town, insists that Renee be placed on the show. But Ben gets much more than he expected in Renee… he gets a girl who can’t seem to do anything right…and a girl he can’t seem to resist.
By the flip of a coin, famous novelist Kory Slate travels to Wales intent on finding rest and relaxation. His latest bestseller has left him freaked out, and he begins to suspect he's being followed. An intriguing bookstore piques his interest. He is astonished to meet Dafina Perry, the spitting image of the beauty in his book. As his unusual vacation progresses, he inexplicably finds himself playing the part of Dafina's husband.
A driven alpha woman. A Dominant shibari bondage Master. A struggle for sexual control. When Ava is forced by circumstance to participate in a shibari rope display, her inner submissive is unleashed in ways she never imagined possible. Shibari Master Roane is the epitome of "alpha", but when his assistant can no longer work their world-class suspension show, his eye turns toward the woman who hired him for her avant-garde BDSM festival. Ava only agreed to run the festival in memory of her late, emotionally-damaged brother. If she steps in as surrogate model for this expert suspension rigger, will her demons remain hidden behind the alpha wall she's managed to erect, or will Roane use his rope like an extension of those sexy fingers to strip away every protection until nothing is left, but Ava's naked truth? A short, stand-alone highly erotic romance from a USA Today bestselling author. Guaranteed happy-for-now ending.
When a staunch atheist is introduced to the Lord Almighty in the most casual—and childish—way, it's not the end of the world. It's a Tuesday. Bradley Michaels is just another man ending just another workday at just another job. He can list the usual complaints, can point his finger at the usual causes, and he can go about his routine as if one day is absolutely no different from the next. Until God himself just shows up uninvited and shakes up Bradley's entire existence by flaunting his own. It's not fair, but Bradley never claimed life is. And he tries to handle the new, omniscient presence in his head with calm attention and cool collectedness. But God happens to be a bit of a kid. He likes to joke, to prod, to stir things up. And what God sets his mind to, God succeeds at. Just as Bradley believes he's got life all figured out, God has to throw a wrench into it. But not at all in the way that Bradley—or you—can expect. Just when you think life is going according to plan, you find out your plan sucks. And it's time for a new one.
The Slythonians are an alien race well know for capturing the best female breeders in the galaxy.
Extinction is a cruel and very real possibility, As the Zuvrakian alien warrior race is running out of time. Lord Asgar and his crew have searched the galaxies far and wide looking for an answer ti their world'a fast decreasing population. After another failed attempt at finding mates, Asgar figures he has nothing to loose when they come upon the auction that the Slythonians are having.
Two strains of a devastating pathogen infect population centers around the globe. From mega-cities to remote villages, the descent into chaos is swift as the disease spreads like wildfire.
When Jag is injured from an accident, Tegan reluctantly assumes leadership of the group as they are tasked with their most challenging mission yet by the Elders of Dema-Ki.
But things take a turn for the worse when one of them becomes infected and hovers on the brink of death. The friends throw caution to the wind and risk everything in their quest for a cure… one which, for reasons unknown, has remained concealed for over two thousand years.
Can Tegan and the League discover the remedy before a relentless enemy locates and destroys it, sending millions of lives to their end?
If you like gripping action-adventure stories in an immersive world, then you will love the Aegis League series!
"Following the tradition of the prior two books, readers are treated to chapter after chapter of fascinating characters, exciting action and apocalyptic consequences." ~~ The U ...
“Jake Travis is one of the best leading men to take the thriller-fiction stage in recent years.” -Florida Weekly IT WAS MEANT TO BE A QUIET ASSIGNMENT—HOW DID IT GO SO WRONG? Jake Travis is ordered to smuggle ashore an accountant who can help place a notorious drug lord behind bars. Stash him in a cottage. Arouse no suspicion. But the man unexpectedly arrives with his wife and three young children. Within days, the children are missing. Jake suspects what he had been told about his passengers was not entirely true. He is labeled a failure and is dismissed from the case. Seeking redemption, Jake confronts Stephen Cole, the neighbor across from the cottage. He senses that Cole, a “ghostless soul,” is hiding something. At a museum gala, Jake corners the man suspected of laundering money for the drug lord, and his assistant, Tina Welch. Jake and Welch form an instant disliking for each other, yet their paths continue to cross. His troubles compound as Kathleen, his fiancé, becomes increasingly distant. Jake’s desperate quest to find the children, Kathleen’s unrest, and Cole’s haunting past blend into a page-turning mystery that showcases Lane’s singular style of humor, suspense and unforgettable characters.
You can travel the same path countless times, but it can sometimes lead to another realm. A mystical tree captures the attention of Megan and her friends, morphing the surrounding environment, transferring them to an exotic planet with bloodthirsty creatures. Saved from the deadly beasts by hunters, Megan finds herself stuck in a rural town still maimed by the plague. A chance encounter with a familiar face gives Megan and her friends some security during their adjustment to this new world. While settling into promising lives, they are attacked and stalked by planet Dalya's humanoid inhabitants, who focus solely on Megan. One dark night, after a magical attack, the Fae King's knight is sent to fetch Megan for a reason she can't possibly guess. When she wakes up a prisoner, she learns that there is much more to this strange place, and it is oddly more like home than she ever would have expected. The more Megan learns about the strange world of Dalya, the more she realizes that finding a way home is insignificant compared to everything else at stake.
One day I was be-bopping along jamming to the music in my head while wondering if my thighs could handle grabbing a cupcake on the way home. The next thing I knew, my entire world crashed and burned. I used to wake up at night in a sweat, crying because I’d dreamt that my husband was cheating on me, or that he hated me, and resented my kids. He’d always hold me close and tell me it was all just a dream, that he loved me and our family and that he’d never let me go. He was a f*cking liar. Now I spend my days taking photos of scum just like him, trying to be a champion for other's being taken advantage of by the losers in our town, and my nights being a single mom to my beautiful twins. I've got great friends who have my back, and a sexy, mysterious motorcycle man who keeps showing up when I need him. Maybe things are starting to look up, and one thing's for sure... There's always room for cupcakes. WARNING: THIS BOOK CONTAINS FOUL LANGUAGE, SEX, SOME VIOLENCE, AND SHENANIGANS. IF NONE OF THAT BOTHERS YOU, GRAB A CUPCAKE AND READ ON!