It is early autumn, and Dixie Mae Carver is enjoying working as a Beauty Maven Cosmetics representative in her small hometown of Friendship. Her business is off to a great start until she finds one of her wealthy customers murdered by a knife-wielding maniac. When Detective Harlan Granger takes over the murder case, Dixie feels sure that he can quickly bring the killer to justice. Harlan and his team of officers soon discover, however, that the killer is always two steps ahead of them. The ‘Killer Kisser’ ups the ante by terrorizing her cat, destroying her car, and spreading ugly rumors about her. Armed with lipstick bullets and a derringer, Dixie is prepared to fight for the lives of her friends, and for her very existence.
Carrie just graduated law school. She never thought it would be the worst day of her life. A sudden tragedy puts a heavy duty on her shoulders, and with no other option she goes to work for the Mafia. And not just any Mafia family: the Gallo Clan. Freakish Bear Shifters. Buttoned down good-girl Carrie walking into the bear's den, literally. But the six foot tall bad boy looking down at her was not what she expected. His golden eyes slid over her body, blazing as he sensed her fear and...excitement. Gino just got out of prison. He thought he'd done enough time for his Clan. He was wrong. Some rat put dirt on him and cost him five years of his life, but he kept his mouth shut and did his time. Now all he wants is to go straight and live a civilian life, but his Clan won't let him. Gino's primal needs unfulfilled for so long, he's barely able to contain his inner bear when quiet little Carrie walks into his office. One whiff of her scent and he knows he has to have her. Will he claim her and make her his, even if it means he can never leave The Life? This standalone novel has a HEA and absolutely NO cheating and NO cliffhangers.
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
Zombies, and ghosts, and aliens, Look Out! Hang on as you read six short stories of excitement and adventure. Thrilling tales for kids 7 and up. For kids who: love fantasy/adventure books told with humor and excitement enjoy stories about friendship, family, and school life appreciate the weirdness of Roald Dahl like the adventure writing of James Patterson get tickled by Shel Silverstein laugh at the stories of Carl Hiaasen get lost in the imagination of Beverly Cleary are enthralled by the characters of Katherine Applegate soar with the lyrical language of Kate DiCamillo and can't wait to get to their next story
It’d be the season to be jolly if only someone hadn’t set the stage for murder. When a student is arrested for the crime, Professor Sheridan Hendley is cast in the role of amateur sleuth. Tensions run high, friendships are strained, and the college administration is beginning to panic. As the plot thickens Sheridan is yet again drawn deeper into danger. Will she find the truth before the final curtain call?
Wet your whistle with a taste of award winning author Elle Klass young adult fiction. There's something for everyone who can't get enough teenage heroines and heros, including new release Isandro Volume 1 of the hidden journals. Disclaimer: You may experience uncontrollable laughter, nail-biting and hair tugging as well as a desire to continue reading and even share with a friend or neighbor. What's Inside: Baby Girl - In the Beginning and Moonlighting in Paris Zombie Girl - Premonition and Infection The Bloodseekers - The Vampires Next Door hidden journals - Isandro
Sixteen year old Lisa slips away from home to go to Woodstock and does not return. She leaves her thirteen year old sister, Eve, to cover for her. A drifter, who calls himself Spirit, has persuaded Lisa to go with him to the rock festival. Their widowed mother blames Eve for hiding the truth from her and says she will never forgive her. Plagued with guilt, Eve begins a dangerous search for her sister. Later, in 1983, a stranger returns…one that Eve recognizes as Spirit. And Spirit claims he knows what happened to Lisa!
The Holiday Cottages are magical places, where those who come to Sprucewood, Colorado to “get away” find themselves, and their hopes renewed, relationships kindled and dreams coming true. Fed up with corporate life in Denver and the ‘boys club’ attitude where she works, Renae Caldwell resigns her job. She has one month before she commences with a new company and intends to use it to rejuvenate herself. When an advertisement for the Cottages Farm in Sprucewood catches her eye, Renae decides she will spend her vacation there in the clean air and peace of the mountains. She rents Mistletoe Cottage and falls in love with it at first sight. Mason Flint is Sprucewood’s Fire Brigade Captain and loves living in this small mountain town a few hours from Denver. He’s a confirmed bachelor, happy with life. Life for Mason will never be the same once he encounters the beautiful lady visiting from the city. Will she feel the same about him? Will Renae’s life, and the lives of others, be threatened by an out of control arsonist, or will Mason find the perpetrator in time? And what part will the cottage play in Renae and Mason’s future? This is a part of a multi-author series but complete stand alone
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A Romantic Comedy Novella About Online Dating in the Face of Genital Pictures and Kinky Requests Legal investigator Nicole is great at her job—but unlucky in love. That is, until she meets Matt on an Internet dating site. The geeky app developer is sweet, decent, and nothing like the losers she’d dated before. But when Matt’s not-so-decent twin, Mark, approaches Nicole online for a naughty encounter via her old tester dating profile, she assumes she’s been had. Broken hearted, she vows revenge. From tofu ice cream to shopping marathons, all of her schemes to torment him fell apart because she has the wrong guy all along... Note: This is a humorous story about a girl who thinks her new boyfriend is a catfish (someone who lure others into a relationship by means of a fictional online persona). Except she got the wrong guy...The racy cover is meant to depict the kind of pictures and requests she tends to get snowed under on online dating sites, but the actual story itself doesn't have any explicit sex scenes.
Just when Abby and her family think things are finally turning around, Delphine has the last laugh—literally. With enemies new and old coming out of the woodwork, it’s hard to know who’s friend or foe. Abby and Liz become trapped in a merry-go-round of illusions while Delphine becomes stronger. Abby, along with her family and friends, must find and secure the talisman before it’s too late. Witches are disappearing and rogue vampires have been possessed like never before. Abby must find the power deep within her soul to fight against this new and dangerous enemy. It’s every man or woman for themselves in this nail-biting, action-packed sequel that will leave you desperate to know what happens next.
Veterinarian Lexi Mallory wants to submit to the sexy new Dom from the club, but trauma from her past keeps getting in the way. It's a good thing Gabriel Huntington has a special way with difficult subs and sees the gorgeous Lexi as a delicious challenge. Unfortunately, Lexi fears her inability to relinquish control will finally test Gabriel's patience and he'll end their contract. Can Lexi lower her barriers and allow Gabriel's touch to melt her heart?
Mama Gets Trashed is the fifth book in Deborah Sharp's funny, Southern-fried Mace Bauer Mystery series. Set in the fictional town of Himmarshee, Fla., TRASHED continues the adventures of the much-married Mama, and the three grown daughters she drives crazy. When a tipsy Mama tosses out her latest wedding ring with the trash, she drags middle daughter Mace to the dump to search. They find the ring, along with something they wish they hadn't: the scantily clad body of the town's strait-laced librarian. Foul play AND fetish-wear in little Himmarshee? Mama's blushing fifty shades of pink!
A timid traveler. A New Orleans adventure. A Mardi Gras murder... Roxy believed that life never gives you more than you can handle. But when she's fired from her wage-slave job, bullied by her co-workers, and her boyfriend abandons her, she decides she’s handled quite enough. Eager for a change of scene, Roxy with her white Persian cat Nefertiti head off to New Orleans. The exotic sights, smells, and food of Mardi Gras coax the shy young woman out of her shell. Booking a room at a rundown guesthouse, Roxy is surrounded by a colorful cast of local characters. From tattooed waitresses to mystical tarot card readers, she quickly makes new friends and leaves her old life behind. But she soon discovers that the Big Easy isn’t all beignets and jambalaya. A wealthy developer is eager to buy the guesthouse where Roxy lives and tear it down… until he turns up dead as a doornail! Before she can say ‘Mon Dieu!’, Roxy is caught up in a diabolical murder mystery… and her new friends are the prime suspects! Roxy is determined to protect her pals, and save her new home. But is this anxious adventurer up to the challenge of solving a murder? Or will she become the killer’s next victim… Cozy mystery fans will love this delicious new series from author Alison Golden. No foul language, no sex, and no gore…Just quirky characters, Cajun food, and a puzzling mystery that will keep readers guessing. Grab your copy today!
A young woman has had no luck in love, but perhaps the third time is the charm in this witty Regency romance by the USA Today-bestselling author.
Ella Quinn’s wealthy, titled bachelors think they're immune to romantic notions. Yet no matter how they try to evade it, love somehow finds a way...
With Christmas only three days away, Carol Claus agrees to her father’s request that she leave the North Pole on a mission to help save Christmas. Joining single father Ben Hanson and his children for the holidays seems an easy enough task until Santa informs her that Ben is the man behind the disturbing new book ‘Beyond Bah Humbug: Why Lying to Your Children about Santa Claus is a Bad Idea’. Posing as Miss Kane, the children’s new nanny, Carol pulls out all the stops to show Ben how fun Christmas can be, all the while struggling to understand how one man could hate the holidays so much. How could she, Santa’s only daughter, be so attracted to a man who refuses to believe her father exists?
I’ve always been a player. A football player, that is. In the dating game, though, I only have eyes for one girl. Sydney Porter, team publicist MVP, all-around hottie…and my ex-girlfriend. But Christmas comes early for me and I’m traded back to my home team mid-season. Of course, I run straight into Sydney—and a big problem. See, I never actually told my family we broke up. Now my mom wants the happy couple home for the holidays. After saving Sydney from a work snafu, she owes me. I sweet talk her into going along with my fake dating plan, but I only have until Christmas. Can I convince her we belong together or will the magic between us disappear forever once the mistletoe comes down?
On their anniversary weekend away, will a spanking paddle help re-kindle Grace and Henry’s waning libido, or will this married couple's first kinky time also be their last? MARRIAGE GAMES was previously published under the title FIRST TIME in the Not Vanilla - Spanking anthology.
Still haunted by the loss of her famous father, newly qualified psychologist Gaby McCray is delighted to be invited to join ETHOS, a prestigious psychological counselling service. Assuming her father’s reputation swung it for her she determines to both prove herself worthy and figure out what has dogged her since childhood – why he committed suicide at the height of his success. Two supposedly off-limits patients – CLIENT X and JESSICA MORGAN – seem like they might know far more than they’re saying. Curious, Gaby allows herself to be drawn into their games to see where they lead her. At first she regards them as the psychopaths, but the more she plays, the more like them she becomes. And the more like them she becomes, the more disturbing the memories that surface of the day her father put a bullet in his brain. Could Gaby know more than she’s saying too? ********************************** “…imaginative and original storytelling… vivid description and strong dialogue…” “…tight and well-structured …intelligent suspense fiction.” “…small and intimate cast of characters … maintain tension and intrigue from the first chapters to the last.”
Welcome to Adams Grove…where wrongs are righted with just desserts. Luck abandoned Brooke Justice during her nasty divorce. Desperate to escape her malicious ex-husband, she relocated to the small town of Adams Grove, Virginia. When someone breaks into her new house, she suspects her ex bears the blame for the crime. With no evidence and little help from the police, she asks a private investigator to take her case—a private investigator whose sexy broad shoulders and stunning blue eyes make her question her decision to swear off relationships forever. Mike Hartman fled Adams Grove when a devastating loss left his heart in pieces. After years overseas in the military, he’s finally returned home, determined to start anew as a private investigator. Then Brooke walks into his office, awakening something he hasn’t felt in years. Can they both move on…into each other’s arms? Or will the pain of the past—and the dangerous threat lurking in the present—destroy their new beginning?
Mage Amina Langston thought surviving the supernatural apocalypse, which killed fifty percent of humankind and changed most of the surviving population into paranormal beings, were the biggest challenges in her life. That is, until she and her brother go on the run from non-gifted humans who want to steal their magical blood to make a power-giving serum. Now she’s in search of a handsome stranger who keeps appearing in her dreams and a secret paranormal city to help free those still held in captivity for their blood. During her journey, Amina befriends several other magical beings also searching for the mysterious town, including a sexy were-jackal who distracts her from locating the man of her proverbial dreams. However, when the group finds the city, it’s filled with dangerous magic and a barbaric were-pack. Facing these new troubles, will Amina take down her human pursuers and save the other paranormals she left behind or end up in greater peril?
It's going to take a Beast to tame this Beauty The Enigma Earl. The Lord Phantom. That's what the gossip pages call Lord Greenwich, a mysterious nobleman who doesn't show his face in London Society. With a reputation like that, it's no wonder that Lydia Montgomery is horrified to be dragged from bed and packed off to live with him to save her mother from penury. While Lydia has received all of the training a lady should endure, she's decidedly un-ladylike. She despises her corset and isn't interested in marriage; in fact, she would prefer to remain unmarried so that she can spend her time improving her art. But if she wants a chance at happiness, she'll have to set aside her fear of Lord Greenwich and discover the man hiding behind the beast. Midnight Meetings series Meet the Earl at Midnight, book 1 The Lady Meets Her Match, book 2 The Lord Meets His Lady, book 3 Meet a Rogue at Midnight, book 4 (a novella)
Glenn Ward needs a miracle. His wife is dying and leaving behind twin newborn sons. He returns from the war a changed man. Guilt stains his soul, and anger is growing in his heart. Anika Coltrane needs a miracle of her own. After burying her husband and newborn daughter on the same day, she is in a desperate situation. How will she care for her six-year-old daughter? An answered prayer brings two families together. Anika agrees to become a wet-nurse for the family. Delaney needs a safe place to grow up, away from sorrow and fear. Will they find shelter with the Ward family? Two broken-hearted families must find a way to move past the pain and choose forgiveness. Will they feed the shadows growing in their hearts or allow God to heal their wounds?
Siberia 1919. In a Jewish settlement a young woman is about to embark upon her destiny. Her father has arranged a marriage for her and she must comply with his wishes. She has never seen her future husband and she knows nothing about him. Michal’s destiny lies in the hands of fate. On the night of her wedding she is terrified but her mother assures her that she will be alright. Her mother explains that it is her duty to be a good wife, to give her husband children and always to obey him. However, although her mother and her mother’s mother before her had lived this way, this was not to be Michal’s destiny. Terrible circumstances would force Michal to leave her home and travel to the city of Berlin during the Weimar period where she would see and experience things she could never have imagined. Having been a sheltered religious girl she found herself lost and afraid trying to survive in a world filled with contrasts. Weimar Berlin was a time in history when art and culture were exploding, but it was also a period of depravity and perversions. Fourteen tumultuous years passed before the tides began to turn for the young girl who had stood under the canopy and said “I do” to a perfect stranger. Michal was finally beginning to establish her life However, the year was 1933, and Michal was still living in Berlin. Little did she know that Adolf Hitler was about to be appointed Chancellor of Germany and that would change everything forever.
If evil comes knocking don't sell it a death curse. Nicole Scott possesses a unique gift. She can see and hear ghosts. When a body turns up at her Aunt Patsy's doll shop, Nicole recognizes the victim. The woman is - or was a client of Nicole's estate liquidating company. Early evidence points to a death curse spoken by her aunt the curse wielder. Nicole disagrees, but talking to the deceased is out of the question. Murder victims can’t remember their last moments. Greg Handler doesn't believe in witches, or the paranormal. The detective comes from out of town to solve the case. He's at a disadvantage and doesn't know it. Which makes Nicole and Greg either the perfect partners or a complete disaster waiting to happen. A black magic curse, or plain old fashioned murder, the mystery of this whodunit begins Nicole’s unofficial career as an amateur sleuth. Book 1 in the Curious in Eubanks Paranormal Cozy Mysteries series! Set in a small town of curiously quirky paranormal residents this full length novel can be read as a standalone mystery. No cliffhangers. No swearing. No graphic scenes. Thank you for reading.
~ Prophecy can be dangerous ~ In 12th century Ireland, Orlagh has been Seer to her king for forty years. He doesn’t want to hear her prophecies of war and destruction, and dismisses her efforts to warn him. Therefore, she is determined to fulfill her own quest: to find a worthy heir for her magical brooch. In the course of events, she must pass judgment on a thief, escape a Norman war camp, and battle wits with a Fae lord. She receives some prophecy of her own and enlists the help of a grizzled old warrior, who happens to be a long–time friend.
If you like smart women sleuths, murder and deception, you’ll love the Sister Sleuths latest case! A day at the rodeo ends up in murder, and sister sleuths Lea and Maddy find themselves defending more than one suspect. The weapon is a pistol belonging to Maddy’s close friend, Scott Miller, who has had run-ins with the deceased. Maddy’s desire to defend Scott makes detective Tom jealous, but could defending Maddy’s friend prove to be deadly for our heroines? The victim’s ranch is on a valuable piece of land. When a developer is suspected of foul play, Lea is asked to help clear his name. Will her snooping into the developer’s activities put the sisters in harm’s way? The setting is a rodeo in a small beachside community, so put on your boots and saddle up. You’re in for one rough ride! This stand-alone novel is the third in the series featuring sister sleuths Lea and Maddy.
Rachel Rowan yearns for a new start. So, ready for change and up for a challenge, she has decided to relocate to the beautiful coastal town of Swaddle, California, to pursue her lifelong dream of opening her very own bakery! And, as a self-professed “Queen of Cakes”, she can’t wait to show the world what she can do! Sadly, not everyone shares her enthusiasm. While the majority of the locals are thrilled with her new Comfort Cakes Bake Shop, Rachel soon learns that the owner of a local café is determined to ruin her. Of course, business is business, and a bit of competition may even make things interesting. But when Rachel finds a dead body in her kitchen just before the Grand Opening and she is accused of the murder, she quickly realizes that this is more than a little friendly rivalry! Meet Rachel Rowan as she strives to prove her innocence in her first culinary cozy mystery adventure, Murder & Marble Cake!
When two people who thrive on taking charge collide—in and out of the bedroom—the results are explosive.
Me, manage the Vipers hockey team? Well, that’s my role now. Shame a gorgeous, cocky goaltender is testing my patience. Sweet cheeks—really, is that any way to refer to the boss? Dustin “Speed” Reed certainly seems to think so.
I escape to my billionaire father’s paradise retreat to regroup, but Dustin decides to come along for the ride. Then the tension really heats up, hotter than the scorching midday sun.
I want to slap him and kiss him. Push him away and rip off his clothes. The feeling is mutual—a potent cocktail of anger mixed with lust. I know we shouldn’t. It can’t end well, especially when I’m going give him the sack as soon as I push him out of it.
But what’s the fun in having rules if no one ever breaks them? I’ll take what I can, give him what he wants and worry about balancing the books tomorrow. Surely my heart will be fine.
Izzy Greene, a widow of a certain age, joins a writing group in an attempt to actually finish one of her stories. She gets more than she bargained for, however, when her nemesis, sexy blonde bombshell, Sondra Sockerman disappears under suspicious circumstances. Izzy soon realizes she has a natural detecting ability when she and her friend, Flo, try to find the killer...who is now after them. Book 1 in the Izzy Greene Cozy Mystery Series.
A doctor stumbling through life. A North Korean bioterrorist plot. The two collide in an unforgettable tale. Dr. Nicklaus Hart, a gifted trauma surgeon, searches for meaning in his life. His self-reliant spirit is broken with the death of his missionary best friend, found sacrificed at the base of a Maya Temple. Going to Guatemala to fill the shoes of his friend at the mission hospital, he discovers God’s redemption and peace in the smiles of the children he cares for. But his own life is in danger as he and his team stumble onto a deadly North Korean plot. As Nick delves into the mystery of his friend’s death, he exposes the very cause of the extermination of the Maya race…a virus which is about to be released upon the entire world through a bioterrorist scheme of global proportions. Will Nick and his team stop them in time? Maya Hope is the first book in a series of skillfully crafted medical thrillers. If you like fast-paced adventure, international settings, sizzling medical suspense, then you’ll love this heart-pounding thriller by Timothy Browne.
Every book tells two stories—one written on the pages with pen and ink, and one woven into the paper, a story of the soul. The Lane women have the gift of bibliomancy. They can read both. But Cassie Lane doesn’t see this as a gift. For her, it is a curse because the book magic comes with a price--the Lane women die young and the men are lost to the sea. As soon as she’s able, she leaves Laurel Point, Oregon, running from her past and her fate, ending up on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. There she meets Leo Hawthorne and lives a perfect life with him in an old Sea Captain’s house. Perfect, that is, until an old book foretells the future, and the curse that has plagued the Lane women comes true for Cassie. Twenty years later, Cassie and Leo's children, twins Pippin and Grey, are back in Devil's Cove. Long forgotten secrets surface and an old crime comes to light. Now Pippin must learn how to be a bibliomancer if she is to discover the truth about her father and continue his effort to stop the curse.
The question is, how do you get rid of a hitchhiker when its riding around in your head Oliver Atkinson's life is busy enough. He's already got his hands full trying to write a book, look after the children, do the housework, and ignore Amanda the beautiful and sneaky con artist that keeps trying to drag him into her world of lost paintings, liars, thieves, thugs, and little old ladies. It's not exactly a regular week, but one thing has become painfully clear to Oliver. No one is going anywhere until they get what they want. He has to step outside his comfort zone, while staying clear of an inquisitive police detective, and a possible murderer. Can he do all of this and still be home in time to do the school pick up?
H. Downing Lane describes his adventures as a young sailor across the Atlantic.
H. Downing Lane has been a retired educator, tutoring business owner, private high school teacher, sailing coach and school administrator. Born and raised on Maryland's Eastern Shore, H. Downing taught sailing on Long Island Sound, raced competitively on the Chesapeake Bay, crewed transatlantic to Norway, crewed on numerous races to Bermuda, voyaged much of Maine's coast, cruised the Caribbean, Belize, Dalmatian Coast and the Bahamas. In 2008 he purchased Mystique, a 40' Leopard catamaran, then sailed it from St. Maarten to Florida. Then spent years cruising the Bahamas' Exumas and Eleuthera.
Hayley Bi believes that sharing life experiences and what is beyond our consciousness can be powerful and healing not just for her, but also for others who may have a desire to do the same. In a collection of true stories, Bi begins by sharing several supernatural childhood experiences that included learning her sister was possessed and given away, using a Ouija board to communicate with the dead, camping in a haunted area in Hong Kong, and gradually realizing she had been gifted with a sixth sense. As she reveals how her gift allowed her to know about an upcoming fire in her apartment building, hear the voice of her car accident, and encounter unbelievable sights such as an orange being, Bi also shares how she found gratitude for the important messages communicated to her through dreams. My Supernatural Encounter with the Orange Being shares several stories that provide a glimpse into the paranormal world and reveal how one woman realized there is much more to be discovered.
The sea didn’t have her long enough to ravage her broken body. Her beauty is still intact, her pale lips slightly parted in the memory of her last breath, her dark hair clinging to her face in long, wavy strands. Every inch of her skin bears testimony of her terrifying fate at the hands of the man who never expected her to be found. After the body of a brutally murdered young woman is recovered from the Gulf of Mexico far from shore, FBI Special Agent Tess Winnett is called in to assist with the profiling of the murderer. Although only one body has been found, every detail about the gruesome crime points to the work of a serial killer. Have there been others, left to die far at sea, where no one will ever find them? Is there a connection to be found, or is Tess searching for evidence that doesn’t exist? Partnering with Detective Michowsky, Tess is frantically looking for answers in the case that left no evidence other than a body that was never supposed to be found. How many others perished like her? And how many others will?
Cassiopeia's dreams are harbingers of death and when her cousin Mary disappears from a remote castle of the Cornish Coast, she knows the worst has happened. Her dreams don’t lie. She goes undercover as a maid in the Killdaren household to discover the truth.
There's a darkness surrounding Sean Killdaren, a man born with his hands at his twin's throat. Whispers of the murderous Dragon Curse...and an aversion to daylight that adds vampire to spine-chilling rumors. But it’s not fear that makes Cassie’s knees shockingly weak. It's the spell of desire he casts with his wicked green eyes...and the small acts of kindness that soften her heart. The closer she comes to the truth, the greater the danger. Mary isn't the only woman lost to the Killdaren brothers' curse. And as a killer lurks ever closer, Cassie wonders whom she can trust...and if she will be the next victim.
With Christmas only three days away, Carol Claus agrees to her father’s request that she leave the North Pole on a mission to help save Christmas. Joining single father Ben Hanson and his children for the holidays seems an easy enough task until Santa informs her that Ben is the man behind the disturbing new book ‘Beyond Bah Humbug: Why Lying to Your Children about Santa Claus is a Bad Idea’. Posing as Miss Kane, the children’s new nanny, Carol pulls out all the stops to show Ben how fun Christmas can be, all the while struggling to understand how one man could hate the holidays so much. How could she, Santa’s only daughter, be so attracted to a man who refuses to believe her father exists?
As Georgie Shaw can tell you, 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 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? Read Murder at Catmmando Mountain, meet Georgie, Jack, and Georgie's beloved Siamese cat, Miles, to find out whodunit.
How many times have you stood in a bookstore and wondered, "Have I read this book yet?" This journal is designed to help you (and me!) to avoid re-reads (unless the book was really great), to keep up with your favorite series, and to keep track of books you've bought and haven't read or want to borrow from the library. Also includes reading goals and challenges!
Danet is a simple servant-turned-physician with one too many voices in her head. How she ended up being able to speak to the royal Prince with only their thoughts is beyond her but their unusual connection may end up saving his life. After his father’s death, Prince Ceros was poised to assume the throne until he fell victim to a mysterious illness. He may be a glorious example of male perfection, but he also holds the power to expel Danet from the kingdom if her extraordinary gifts ever come to light. Gifts she may need call upon in order to heal him. The laws of man might stand the test of time, but destiny is a force to be reckoned with, and true love will not be denied.
From Book 1: Someone is stalking women and murdering them in Key West.
Psychics Levi Wolfe and Trudy Tucker join forces to help identify the murderer and stop him. Levi can channel the deceased victims and Trudy can tap into the mind of the killer. As a psychic detective team, theyre formidable. As lovers, they discover that theyre insatiable.
As they grow closer, Trudy wonders if Levi will ever completely trust her and let her know his heart. Levi struggles with his new, tender feelings toward Trudy and worries that she might be in over her head with him and with the case theyre working on.
Because if Trudy can see through the killers eyes, can the killer see her?
This book offers reimagined stories of classic fairy tales. If you are a young YA lover than this book is for you! Rachel, an orphan girl with a tragically dramatic past, finds herself in a rigid and miserable academy for girls. She dreams of an escape where she can start a new life. She and her best and only friend find a way for her to break free. Once outside, she discovers a deep secret and multiple fairy tale universes far beyond her limits of comprehension. Will she stay or give it up?
A Mysterious book. A Magical world. An urgent request.
When Tahendra discovers a worn journal, it stirs flashbacks of a life shes never known. Determined to help, despite fleeting memories and uncertainty, Tahendra rallies her friends.
The world of her birth is collapsing, and the magic dissipating.
Will she overcome her self-doubt in time to repair the damage? Will she and her friends acquire their magic in time to rescue the Ancient World, or will they be caught in certain catastrophe?
Danica Bennett isn't sure what she hates more...her job or the fact that she's good at it. As one of the many Hollywood paparazzi, she lives her life incognito and sneaks around trying to get the best shot of the latest star. When she is mistaken for an extra on a new, up and coming TV show, her own star rises and she becomes the one in the photographs. Add that to the fact that she's falling for her co-star, Eliot Lane, and Danica is in a whole heap of trouble.
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?
Protector. Lover. Enemy. Sometimes in life, choices just aren't part of the plan. When fate interferes and bulldozes right over you. That's how I felt the first time I saw him. Standing in my kitchen, soaking wet, hotter than a man has the right to be, and holding a knife. Declan's cold, stone-cold. I can't help but want him. His presence stirs up some raw emotion within me. He seems so...alone. But is he here to kill me or save me? He's the one man I should never want...and the one I can never forget.
Though a country-girl at heart, MaryJo can't wait to have a life of adventure in Manhattan with Adam. But an old relationship haunts her, and she begins to wonder if she'll repeat past mistakes.
A trip home gets her more confused than ever. Meanwhile, Adam lands a dream job in the city. Can MaryJo make peace with her past so she can have the life she dreams of with Adam? Will she ever find serenity in the City that Never Sleeps?
“I found myself holding my breath wondering what was going to happen to this couple.” Susan Dyer, GoodReads Reviewer
"Mennonite on the Edge treats readers to a love story set in two worlds: among the delis and blues bars of New York City, and amid the winding roads and idyllic cornfields of Pennsylvania Dutch country. The struggles and triumphs of MaryJo and Adam are sure to resonate with anyone who has ever tried to balance the claims of love and work, self and other – not to mention anyone who’s ever tasted a really great shoo-fly pie." --Deborah Yaffe, author of Among the Janeites: A Journey Through the World of Jane Austen
She needs to feel in control. When it’s all stripped from her, can a fifty-something mother build a bridge to a better tomorrow? Helene Shaw’s life is falling apart. She doesn’t have her friends’ respect, her eldest daughter moved to get away from her, and now her youngest is refusing her perfectly sensible advice on planning her wedding. But even with all that going on, she’s still shocked by her husband’s ultimatum: Cease her meddling ways, or he’s leaving. Dragged to couples’ therapy, Helene is determined to shield her deepest trauma from the probes of their know-it-all counselor. But when an unexpected tragedy catapults her back to the worst moment of her childhood, she’s terrified she’s about to lose everything that ever mattered. Can Helene come to terms with her painful past before she destroys all hope for a happy future? My Best Memory - Helene's Story is the stirring third book in the My Best women’s fiction series. If you like family sagas, strong-willed heroines, and emotional journeys, then you’ll love Carole Wolfe’s moving tale.
Michelle is in trouble --- but she's fighting for her ideals! In this psychological romance a group of university students and soldiers go underground to try to implement ideas about which they are passionate. The French police are after them. Michelle has just been released from jail in France after attempting to damage an arms factory. Michelle has two lovers --- but she's not in love! Michelle comes to Israel and rekindles her romance with David, a middle-aged, married professor. Tom, her student lover who had been wounded in war, and Gad, David’s son, are also among the rebels. Michelle is intellectual, arrogant and teasing – and not committed to either of her lovers. Michelle’s rebel group depends on her – but nothing is simple! Michelle’s friends know they can rely on her, but they each struggle with their own internal conflicts. David is terrified about his son's entanglement in illegal activity. His own failure as a soldier still haunts him. David's sister, Pola, comes to visit and supports their activity. These idealistic rebels will inspire you, despite their dilemmas!
"Morna's Spell" is the SWEET/CLEAN version of "Love Beyond Time" by USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Bethany Claire. This version is for readers who prefer clean language in their stories and love scenes that stay behind closed doors. An ancient spell. A timeless love. Brielle Montgomery finds comfort in the steadfast routines in her life—until her archaeologist mother whisks her away on an adventure in Scotland. Intent on discovering who or what destroyed the powerful Conall clan four hundred years earlier, Bri and her mother work day and night scouring the castle ruins. Rather than finding the answers they seek, Bri stumbles across an ancient spell and is sent tumbling backward through time to the seventeenth century. Once there, she is mistaken for another and is forced to marry the castle’s ill-fated laird. Now she must work to change the fate of his people, find a way home, and work to keep from falling in love with the man who is now her husband—all before the unknown enemy arrives to destroy them. But the handsome laird introduces Bri to a sort of love she’s only ever dreamed of, and with each passing day, she finds herself more reluctant to find a spell that will take her home. If she finds it, will she use it? If she doesn’t, will her love for Eoin Conall give her the strength to survive a deadly plot against his people, and the power to change the course of history?
MERIDIAN’S curse has left her in a state all her own of amnesia. The once spirit guide can only recall her name and the two names of very important beings in her life. She is on Earth lost and afraid with only fragments to piece together her mysterious circumstance. Her realm’s leader, Warrick and his curse have taken the unimaginable from her and her hidden memory has the answers locked away from her. Her best friend Relic, the peacock of the realm flees for Earth to save Meridian only to find nearly a stranger. Tallulah, the psychic who has taken Meridian in calls in her connections from Salem. The Fairies have the answer to breaking the curse and it lies in finding Meridian’s twin flame and only the universe knows who that is. From Relic, to Aiden the boy on Earth whose name is one she can recall or Kieren her love crush she knew before her curse, could all be the answer. The catch is, there are far darker souls in the high demon court and the dark witches who have their own agenda. The good witches on Earth band together with the spirit guides, the fallen and the fairies to save Meridian against the ultimate rivals the dark witches, the demons and Meridian’s own leader of her realm, Warrick. Time is of the essence and with Meridian’s soul and fate in the crosshairs, it is only Meridian who can truly save herself by finding her twin flame. With failed attempts and fear, the one she truly loves may still linger out of reach.
DIESEL I’m a long haul trucker with a full load. I f*ck who I want. When I want. And I always leave them begging for more. I roll into town, take the best piece of ass I can find, and then move on before the sun rolls into the morning clouds. But not Lucy, the sunshine of a girl who works at the truck stop diner off Exit 276. She’s too sweet and too fragile for a bad boy like me to screw over. My past is mine to bear alone. Except one look at those gorgeous green eyes, and I’m toast. Hell, I’m only a f*cking man. And a man can’t resist what he wants no matter how hard he tries. LUCY I had big dreams for my life, but they flew right out the window when I used all my college savings to bail my brother out of an awful mess. So, now I work in the grimy truck stop diner every night, serving up greasy food to leering men. It’s the only way to get by. There’s one trucker I don’t mind so much though. Mysterious, rugged, dangerous. He’s the hottest man I’ve ever seen, and he looks like he likes to f*ck hard. Turns out he does. Now I’ve had his baby. Too bad he’s disappeared without a trace. Even though I try to hate him, I can’t get him off my mind. I want him to come back and be a father to our child. But that’s not the only thing I want. I want to give him my heart.
When you’re at Death’s Door, you never know who—or what—will come knocking.
An old case comes back to haunt Marna Langley and the Midnight Calls crew. When a holiday celebration goes wrong and Marna once again faces the poltergeist that nearly took her life, not even being able to commune with and channel the dead can rescue her from being accused of murder.
But the two-story shanty in Ghosten Valley hosts some big, bad entities who have a young woman, the source of the poltergeist energy, under their influence. Decorations become grave markers and holiday spirits are overshadowed by ghosts from Marna’s past and a ghostly uprising in the town she and the Midnight Calls crew now call home.
When Lil, the show’s feline mascot, comes under scrutiny and her special abilities are revealed, Marna realizes she and her team don’t have a ghost of a chance to come out of this supernatural investigation unscathed.
What if you could talk to people from the past? Lincoln. Churchill. Gandhi. Your dead mother. Josh Brodsky is at the top of his game. At his new Silicon Valley job, he's on the verge of an invention that uses artificial intelligence to bring back the greatest leaders in history. But his top-secret code becomes encrypted by a devastating ransomware attack--was the malware planted by Josh's troubled brother Donny? When the brothers uncover their dead mother's diaries, the family careens toward a rendezvous with AI to discover the truth behind their father's mysterious death thirty years ago.
Clover is personal assistant to Debra Coorman, the merciless boss of Candice fashion magazine. The bright lights of New York are dim for Clover, who is tormented by a work schedule like no other. Debra is relentless in her determination to demean Clover. For once, Clover dares to play Debra’s games, and intends to prove her wrong at the next glittering event. With mixed emotions, Clover contacts a male escort, Damon. If his velvet voice over the phone is anything to go by, Clover knows her money will be well spent. But when Damon appears at her door, something unexpected happens. The taunts and the games begin. Who is truly going to win at this game?
April, 2016. Eight bodies were found in less than four hours in Pike County, Ohio . Every significant member of a well-known family of Piketon, their ages ranging from 16 to 44, were shot execution-style inside of four different homes not far apart. Local, Federal and State law enforcement officers have swarmed the community, interviewing more than 50 people and combing the wooded areas surrounding the crime scenes. Sheriff Charles Ridley called the investigation one of the largest in Pike County history. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said the massacre was “pre-planned” and “sophisticated.” He was immediately at 'the scene' in order to control the information. Motive was unknown. Suspects unknown. DeWine opined it was a "Mexican Cartel" hit due to a hydroponic grow operation. It was a diffusion of the truth. A wealthy Ohio businessman out of Cincinnati, Ohio offered a $25,000 reward to anyone with answers. But when the answers started to come, they only raised more questions. Fingers began to point, family conflicts grew, and before this crime was solved, one more local would be found dead. *This novel is fictional, but based on true events that happened in Pike County, Ohio, in April of 2016. The names and locations have been fictionalized. The conclusions contained in this work of fiction are purely the product of the author's imagination.
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.
First Contact is imminent, but it comes with conditions…
Laura and Jason are on vacation when their lives are turned upside down by otherworldly creatures that fall to Earth in the dead of night.
Frightened and bewildered, they become trapped in a dark and mysterious conflict between clandestine Earth forces and the alien wave—and Laura’s world starts to unravel.
But everything may not be as it appears. Could the aliens have an ulterior motive? And do they have a mission for Jason?
The world may not be ready for alien communication, but it may have little choice in the matter.
If you like Close Encounters, Contact, and Arrival, then you’ll love Milijun, the first novel of a gripping new alien interaction series from Clayton Graham.
"Captured my interest from the very beginning, and never once let go." Jenna – Indie Book Reviewers
"If you love the genre, read this gem." Julius Zon – Self Publishing Review
"This is a must-read for science fiction fans who appreciate a hard scientific foundation, in the tradition of Asimov, Niven, or Heinlein." Patrick Dent
With her own world facing catastrophic environmental collapse, Briella's only option is to seek refuge on the planet Roun, but the cost of her choice will be her freedom. Upon reaching her new home, she is met by Gastion, the stern, handsome man to whom she now belongs, and he wastes no time in making his expectations clear. Briella will obey him in all things and make her beautiful body available to him in every way, or her bare bottom will pay the price.
Gastion quickly demonstrates that his warnings are not to be taken lightly, and when he discovers that Briella has smuggled prohibited contraband from her home planet she is punished thoroughly. But while he is more than ready to be strict with her, Gastion soon proves that a skillful master can bring his slave pleasure beyond anything she could have imagined, and Briella finds herself surrendering willingly even as he claims her in ever more shameful ways.
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A dead celebrity chef boss. A mysterious and handsome new neighbor. A past she's desperate to forget. Lizzie's got a lot on her plate! A fun romantic mystery with all the right ingredients. Celebrity chefs, a yummy special agent and baking.
Kasey (K.K.) Blakely just walked away from the most important men in her life. Leaving their world and hers shattered. Joshua Crawford, her business partner, and fiancee is the only man she’s ever loved, but Jake Crawford, his playboy brother, just confessed to being in love with her, and Jeremy Nichols, the doctor who was left dazzled by just one kiss, refuses to go down without a fight. As CEO of Blakely-Crawford Enterprises, she’s going to have to find a way to repair the damage her love life has done to her company. Loving two brothers who are also her business partners will never work. How do you face the storm of your betrayal when so many hearts are on the line? But love and loss are not the only obstacles she’ll have to overcome. Now, the merger she fought so hard to make happen, hangs in the balance. Joshua Crawford never imagined the best day of his life would also be the worst. How could he lose the only woman he’s ever loved? It was a stolen kiss that should have meant nothing, but it did, and now he was competing with a formidable opponent. And his brother’s confession about being in love with K.K. has sent his world into a tailspin. How can he win her back when she’s given her love away? Does he even want to? Merger Complete is the culmination of forbidden love, broken hearts and finding a way to overcome all obstacles. It wasn’t just a Merger that became Undon ...
He lost his family. He’s got voices in his head. And he’s more powerful than they ever imagined… Fifteen-year-old apprentice Kyril is sick of being bullied. And after a tragic fire leaves him orphaned with out-of-control thoughts and powers, he can’t wait to escape constant taunting at the wizard academy. So when a dicey faction entices him with companionship, he ignores the grim warning signs. Even as Kyril’s power grows within the group, he’s left out of the crew’s dangerous plans to derail the authorities. And when being accepted comes at the expense of making questionable choices, he fears his newfound friendships aren’t worth the deadly price. Can Kyril master his new magic before his shady companions send him to his doom? Mark of the Medallion is the spellbinding first novel in The Wizard Academies YA fantasy series. If you like sword and sorcery, enchanted adventures, and suspenseful coming-of-age stories, then you’ll love Mike Shelton’s action-packed tale.
An enslaved enchantress. A magic mirror. Whose match will be made next? Once upon a time… When Queen Briska is accused of treason, she flees to the mountains, building an icy wall around her broken heart. But she cannot flee her punishment – she is forced to help other couples find love. A tough task, when the man she loves is dead. Amani knew his life was over the moment he was enslaved to a magic lamp. But when a strange twist of fate frees him from the lamp just as he discovers the woman he loves still lives, Amani sets out to find her, and free her, too. Will the power of love be enough to melt two frozen hearts?
Leaving her small town behind, Bethany Casse moves to Chicago in search of a new life. Working at a top financial bank brings her into contact with two men who are as different as night and day. Kent Plack, heir to Plack Industries, has no interest in being with a woman for longer than one night. A spoiled and lazy man-whore, he is completely content with his playboy lifestyle, and Beth is surprised when they form an unlikely friendship. Brian Benson, a finance banker, is gorgeous and respectful. A man plucked from Beth’s dreams, he is definite husband material. Unfortunately, Beth has a hard rule against dating coworkers, but Brian is determined to change her mind. When a deadbeat mother and money problems follow her to Chicago, Beth is offered a solution that could fix everything. Marrying for money seems simple enough, but when lines become blurred, Beth faces difficult choices, making her realize that the easy way out just made her life even harder than before.
What could go wrong at The Big T Lodge, the most expensive and prestigious hunting club in the United States? Well, murder for starters! When Roger Langley tells his wife, Liz, that they're leaving for Texas in three days for an unexpected hunting trip at the club, neither of them has a clue that Liz will spend most of her time looking for the person who murdered Roger's law school friend, Milt Huston, who just happens to be the Attorney General of California and a candidate for Governor of California. There's no lack of suspects, but who did it, and what was their motive? Anger from Milt's former lover? Revenge from the lover's husband? Milt's proposed cigarette tax increase despised by a North Carolina tobacco farmer? The California Senator who wants to be Governor of California? Or the chef's assistant who hates Milt's liberal views? Join Chef Wes, Liz, and her new doggie friend, Sam, a huge bullmastiff, as they search for the murderer and the motive.
In these pages Bram Stoker Award-winner Lisa Morton reinvents the dark stars you grew up watching: Frankenstein, Dracula, Mr. Hyde, the Phantom, the Hunchback...all the silent ones and the first to find their voices are here, and they're even presented in roughly the order in which they first appeared on a silver screen. The Haunted House of the '30s gives way to the Werewolf of the '40s, the Monsters of L.A. Creature of the '50s, and so on, all the way up to our favorite modern boogeyman, the Zombie. In some of these stories, you'll find an earthly incarnation of a famous namesake: Frankenstein is a patched-together, homeless vet, the Invisible Woman is so ordinary you'd never see her; but some of these familiar friends - Dracula, the Devil, or those seriously creepy Clowns - will be instantly recognizable.
Was that a shark? Clownfish Cay is Starla Shadowend's worst nightmare. She'll have to deal with sun, surf, and tourists. (gross) Oh, and a dead body turns up right as she's getting acquainted with the island. Starla will have to clear her name and steer clear of a grumpy Clownfish Cay Police officer who has already decided that she's as guilty as sin.
lthough Sheridan Hendley is not a sleuth, when her colleague is murdered she assists the Detective in gathering information. Unfortunately, a close friend quickly becomes the prime suspect and Sheridan is motivated to prove her innocence. As Sheridan draws connections among the people in Adam’s life, she realizes many women have a strong motive for murder. Slashed tires are the first indication that her involvement is making someone nervous. When Sheridan is given the task of cleaning out Adam’s office, someone accosts her in the faculty parking lot, afraid of what she might have found.
Semi-retired journalist Natalie Seachrist, her tortoiseshell feline companion Miss Una, and her new boyfriend Keoni Hewitt (police detective turned private investigator) have moved to a Lanikai cottage with expectations of a relaxing life. But their seaside bliss evaporates when Natalie experiences a horrifying vision of a moonlit garroting at a neighbor’s home. Again, she is forced to reveal her murderous insights to Keoni’s former partner, Honolulu Police Lieutenant John Dias. Hoping her unusual gifts may prove useful, John asks her to read the victim’s journals. While she is fascinated by the commentary, Natalie finds no clues to the brutal murder. Surprisingly, the crime soon appears solved by discovery of a nefarious suspect’s body at Diamond Head Beach. Feeling safe, Natalie and her new friends plan an outing to historic Kawai Nui Marsh, a favorite destination of Queen Lili`uokalani, the last monarch of Hawai`i. Unfortunately, their day of playing tourist soon devolves and Natalie finds herself caught in the crosshairs of an unexpected adversary’s weapon. Does resolution of the gruesome murder lie buried in the victim’s transnational past…or does it lie among her seemingly innocuous companions?
The perfect companion to Marriage God's Way! God intended marriage to be a great joy, but we can only experience this joy if we obey the principles in His Word. This workbook will help you apply the biblical recipe in Marriage God's Way. Inside you will find: Clear instructions on prayer, communication, and forgiveness Insightful questions that solve marital frustrations Practical exercises to enjoy with your spouse Helpful discussion topics that strengthen your relationship Use this great tool in your marriage, small group, or church. It is perfect for engaged couples, newlyweds, and marriage veterans.Pastor Scott provides questions for husbands, wives, and both as a couple: Husband: What are three ways your wife makes you feel respected? Disrespected Wife: Second only to Christ, do you feel like the supreme relationship in your husband's life? Why or why not? Husband: When your wife is suffering, do you feel like she takes it out on you like Rachel did with Jacob (Genesis 30:1)? Wife: What can your husband do to help you more easily resist the temptation to nag him? Both: What do we have in our home that threatens our holiness, and how do we remove it? Regardless of the person asked, the purpose of each question is to help you have a healthy, joyful, Christ-centered relationship!
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GROWTH IS HARD, BUT STAGNATION MEANS CERTAIN DEATH!
THE APOCALYPSE— WOULD YOU SURVIVE? I’m Laura, and I survived global nuclear war. When I walked out into the devastated landscape, I didn’t find zombies, witches or vampires— what I found was infinitely worse; it was real.
IS THIS OUR RECKONING? Our tormentor is no longer the enemy; it is what’s left of the desperate earth. My neighbors are starving and sick from the biochemicals in the air. Our food, water and meds are running low. Our only hope is to come together to stay alive.
WHO WILL LEAD US TO SALVATION? Certainly not me. Why would it be me? The Army Colonel should be the leader of the Village, not me.
CAN MY STORY HAVE A HAPPILY EVER AFTER? CAN IT HAVE ANY EVER AFTER?
The apocalypse—I’ve got this—right?
I’m Laura, and I juggle it all; family, new love, pregnancy, and my job’s hella demanding. Oh, and I do it all in the snow-drenched, post-apocalypse of global nuclear war. My job is keeping my people alive.
We have finally made it to our promised Garden of Eden only to find it could never really exist.
From the ashes of the old world, evil has risen. I toyed with it—I wasn’t ready—and it’s plunged me into a downward spiral towards blinding darkness. Now, I might be losing the one thing that makes me a leader; my humanity.
And that evil has set off a chain reaction. A clan of Wanderers might be on their way to take everything we have built, or perhaps to implode the Village with their basic needs: food, water, and shelter.
Just when you think that you got the hang of the apocalypse …
If he can control her mind… Government operative David Jenkins is skilled at controlling his emotions. Feelings are lethal when your job is to infiltrate minds, erase and implant thoughts, and guard the nation’s intellectual capital. But even he can’t fight his strange attraction to Grace Woznisky. He’ll do whatever it takes to protect her from a madman intent on possessing both their minds. Neither suspect their dangerous enemy has a larger motive, and David may be Grace’s only chance for survival. Can he control her heart? All freelance artist Grace wants is steady-paying work and to see her flighty sister to the altar. But after David offers her a job, she finds herself in the middle of a mental tug of war—one that has her reeling from nightmares and fighting for her life. She must decide: Are her growing feelings for her new boss authentic, or is she a victim of his mind-altering abilities?
T. J. Kline launches a brand-new series with the charming story of an NFL player who finds love when he least expects it . . . Grant McQuaid has dedicated his entire life to his football career. Now an injury threatens his place on the team and he’s forced to return home to rehabilitate. But when he meets his “biggest fan,” a precocious, blue-eyed, hearing-impaired boy named James—and his beautiful mother, Bethany—Grant begins to question whether football is the future he still wants. Bethany Mills has been doing just fine since her husband walked out on them . . . and she definitely doesn’t need another man to disappoint her——or her son. But when James runs into his hero at the park, Bethany admitsthere is a void in her son’s life that she just can’t fill. Her attraction to the handsome football star is undeniable, but a man in the limelight is the last thing she wants for herself, or James. Grant doesn’t want to subject Bethany to the chaos of dating a professional athlete. But the more time he spends with her and James, the harder it is to resist making a play for her heart . . .
A strong fateful wind blows Phoebe Clay, a multi-lingual espionage agent for the US government, from her assignment in Sri Lanka to the Oregon coast on a rescue mission. Her Great Aunt Helen's text about a historic family catastrophe has Phoebe hopping on the next plane home. On arrival, she discovers the disaster is just a missing family cat. Now she must decide: return to duty and complete her unsolved case or stay to retrieve her great aunt's beloved "kidnapped" pet.
Perfect for the new year and beyond! Award-winning author Martina Boone takes us to a magical setting in the Scottish Highlands to spin a heartwarming standalone novel of love and loss, family and friendship, hope and renewal, small towns and big ambitions.
Cait Fletcher was always second-string in her father's eyes, unable to compete with her perfect older brother. Her father's view of Cait only deteriorated further when she fell for the local "bad boy" at the age of nine, and her belief in Brice MacLaren never once wavered until the day he betrayed her a few months before their wedding. With their tiny glen too full of opinionated neighbors, wandering sheep, ancient grudges, and countless old traditions to let Cait escape either her past or her mistakes, she moved away--until her father's unexpected illness gave her no choice but to return.
Home again, Cait still loves the village of Balwhither as much as she hates it, and she despises the fact that avoiding Brice in the tiny village proves impossible. But when she discovers that her father has given up not only on the family-run Library and Tea Room but also on treatment for his cancer, she must put her own emotions and hurts aside. Brice claims he's changed, and he's certainly been good to her father since she left. Now can they work together as she follows the example of countless unsung heroes--the women of the Highlands--and fights to save the family business and give her father something m ...
From the award-winning author of Half-truths and White Lies and An Unknown Woman comes an emotional story of hidden identities, complicated passions and tangled truths. ‘A compelling portrayal of the bohemian life of an activist poet, the men she loves, and the issues she fights for.’ ~ Eleanor Steele A rose garden. A woman with white hair. An embossed envelope from the palace. Lucy Forrester, for services to literature, you are nominated for a New Year’s Honour. Her hands shake. But it’s not excitement. It’s rage. For five decades, she’s performed angry poems, attacked government policy on everything from Suez to Trident, chained herself to embassy railings, marched, chanted and held placards high. Lucy knows who she is. Rebel, activist, word-wielder, thorn in the side of the establishment. Not a national bloody treasure. Whatever this is – a parting gesture, a final act of revenge, or the cruellest of jokes – it can only be the work of one man. Dominic Marchmont, outspoken literary critic and her on/off lover of fifty years, whose funeral begins in under an hour. Perhaps, suggests husband Ralph, the invitation isn’t the insult it seems? What if Dominic – the man they both loved – has left her an opportunity? Completely gripping, excellently written and so skilfully put together, I can't recommend My Counterfeit Self highly enough ~ Isabel Wolff, author of Ghostwritten
Dead End Job: When the only thing on tap is death. A corpse in the bathroom of a popular bar. An old acquaintance still nursing a mad-on from fifteen years earlier. And a cast of characters possessing secrets they’ll do almost anything to keep. It’s enough to make reformed (sort of) party girl Blaise Runa want to quit her dead end job. But in the meantime she fully intends to grab her sexy private eye fiancé and dig into the mess. Because she might be trying to adult, but that doesn’t mean she’s gotten any less nosy!
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?
My enemies wish they had never met me, and women wish they could forget me. I'm busy carving a name for myself in the mafia underworld, and I don't have time for the women who chase after me and wanna tie me down. They can get in line for the wildest f*ck of their lives and then they can get lost. I trusted the Sanatores and they ran their mouths. Six years in jail was a long time to plan my revenge, and now nobody will stop me from getting the payback I deserve. Not the bastards who are out to kill me, not the women who want to find out if the rumors about the size of my... ego are true. Nobody. Until I set eyes on her. Callie’s running from her filthy-rich, abusive, ex fiancé, and he’s not letting her go without a fight. She wants a new life and the last thing she needs is me in it, but I’ve never let that stop me before. I shouldn’t have touched her. I knew a woman like her would cause me trouble. But I couldn’t resist. One taste and I’m addicted. Her ex wants to get her back and my enemies want to use her to hurt me. F**k that. Anyone who wants to come between us better bring a body bag. She’s MINE. This is a standalone, full-length mafia romance with a filthy-mouthed, possessive bad boy. Happily ever after guaranteed.
They brought death and destruction to Earth. Now it’s time to return the favor. The massive Mozari spaceship struck without warning. In an instant major cities were leveled. Millions were wiped from the face of the Earth. The horrifying message to those remaining—your training starts now. Pods scattered across the globe are filled with strange, alien wares and scientists of all backgrounds must come together to harness the advanced technology in a race to discover its secrets before the one-year deadline. And before their experiments with the exo suits kill another soldier. Few possess the rare antibodies needed to control the Mozari armor. But Daniel West soon discovers he’s one of the civilians selected to be fitted and trained to use the suit. Instead of following in his family’s footsteps, he joins the military and is assigned to a team on a mission to the Mozari ship. But when tragedy strikes his team, he must take command of a mission into enemy territory that promises nothing less than certain death. What they discover on the ship changes everything.
A sensible lawyer. A downward spiral. Can she survive this turn for the worse? Dependable attorney Sara Shaw loves her job, but her rowdy family is pushing her OCD tendencies toward disaster. And things go from bad to beastly, when the floozy who stole her sister’s husband stirs up trouble. Unfortunately, Sara takes the bait and jeopardizes her stable reputation by jumping into a wild, hair-pulling fight. Desperate to redeem herself, she leaps at a chance to show off her superb organizing skills to her handsome legal associate. But when another scandal erupts and her mom drags her down deeper, Sara scrambles to keep her world from spiraling out of control. Will Sara at last strike out on her own, or will she be stuck still playing the loyal hometown girl? My Best Decision: Sara’s Story is the second book in the light-hearted My Best women’s fiction series. If you like complicated family relationships, hilarious hijinks, and soul-searching heroines, then you’ll love Carole Wolfe’s amusing chick lit frolic. Buy My Best Decision: Sara’s Story to throw caution to the wind today!
May you enjoy this third book in the Natalie Seachrist Hawaiian Mysteries First Place Winner for Fiction, Adventure-Drama in the 2019 New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards...Honolulu journalist Natalie Seachrist and her boyfriend, private investigator Keoni Hewitt are delighted to plunge into a Chinese New Year Aloha Scavenger Hunt. But when she realizes a haunting dream is actually one of her continuing visions of murder, they again volunteer to help Keoni’s former partner, HPD homicide detective John Dias in the investigation of two murders separated by sixty years. Soon Natalie’s expanding visions and the unrelenting discoveries of her feline companion Miss Una link the two deaths to a mysterious woman dressed in red and a false clue hinting at a priceless white jade Kuan Yin statue.
It’s murder at the dog show! When amateur sleuth Clarissa Hayes and her trusty Saint Bernard, Paw, enter a dog show, they expect to find dogs, blue ribbons, and trophies. Not dead bodies. Clarissa’s boyfriend is tracking a suspect in the death of a dog fancier. It’s up to Clarissa and Paw to provide him cover as they compete in the show. But the competition turns deadly when another dog owner is murdered. Are the deaths connected? Clarissa and Paw must sniff out the clues to solve the crime before the killer collars them. Will Best in Show become Best in Death?
Such a tiny lie… Desperation drove her… She couldn’t know the risk… After the death of her grandmother, Melody Fraser must quickly leave what has been her home in South Carolina. There are those who think she murdered her Nana Fraser. She’s innocent but there’s talk about arrest and prosecution. To escape, this Southern Belle agrees to become a mail-order bride in far away Montana. Several of her friends will be living in the same town. Traveling so far to marry a man she’s never met is daunting. Surely things will work out, won’t they? Nicholas “Nick” Walker is a doctor from Gettysburg whose wife and children were killed when mortar fire destroyed their home. Eager to escape the memories and ravages of the Civil War, he buys a medical practice in Montana Territory. He wants a competent nurse who can assist him with operations and care for patients as his plans expand for a hospital. He wants a well-organized wife to keep him company and start a family. With his usual efficiency, he combines the two into one job description when he requests a mail-order bride. What will it take to teach Nick that—although she isn’t what he expected—Melody is exactly what he needs?
Laura Richardson has been devastated by bad relationships and just wants to find Mr right and if that doesn't work for her Mr right now and is the type of woman that sticks to her age bracket that is until she decides to just test the waters and throw caution to the wind to try love with a younger man.
It’s like Scary Movie meets 50 Shades on The Food Network!
MASHED is an anthology of 17 stories culled from over 200 submissions and includes authors from around the world.
Each story is a unique blend of horror, humor, food and sex. Resulting in tales that will leave you both scared and slightly turned on, while laughing out loud and contemplating your next meal.
The 17 Sensually Sinister Stories include -
A Woman’s Corn - When a witch tries to trap the ultimate bad boy, both their secrets are revealed over a final meal.
By J. Donnait
Charlie’s Chunky Munching Meat - A tale of obsession over a certain pink meat, gone too far.
By Stephen McQuiggan
Halloween Nosh - Two old-world vampires celebrating their love during the holidays with a special feast in the dungeon.
By Brandon Ketchum
Biscuit: A Love Story - A baker's dreams destroyed by a homeless man with unnatural hungers, leads to super-natural revenge.
Burnt Scrambled Eggs - What happens when your succubus lover stays over for breakfast?
By Devon Widmer
The Disagreeable Dinner - Ever eaten a bad meal? Not like this one. Join us for this strange and hilarious case of food poisoning
By Mark Daponte
Sugar - Honey is sweet, but when a potential sugar daddy turns out to be one of her high school ...
Bodies are piling up on two continents. A serial killer is on the loose, killing at random, stabbing victims straight through the heart with an ancient weapon. When an arrest is made because of a DNA sample left at a crime scene, despite the overwhelming evidence, Private Investigator Rory Mack Steele is hired by the accused's family to find the truth. But the truth is poisoned by the distant past and a dark, hidden secret. A secret so painful it threatens to engulf thousands in agonizing and bloody death.
Another murder in small town Cold Creek has tensions rising. Clive Johnson, the groundskeeper at Cold Creek College, is a convenient scapegoat for a police chief. Convinced Chief Pfeiffe has it all wrong, Sheridan Hendley sets out to help prove Clive's innocence. Not everyone is pleased by her enthusiastic search for the truth.
It’s 1841. Identical twins, Lauren and Sage McCain are born into the upper echelons of Southern society but, through the evil act of a lonely midwife, they are separated at birth. As adults, they have both found love, although they live in completely different worlds. Lauren lives on an affluent ranch and is loved by two brothers–one the father of her child, the other, her husband. One went off to war, leaving his brother to pick up the broken pieces of their lives. Sage has found her soulmate among the Winnebago tribe and cherishes the abiding love from both her husband and children. But the Dakota Uprising in Minnesota has affected her life as much the Civil War has affected Lauren's. Lauren and Sage don’t know the other exists…until Fate steps in twenty years later. Amid the flames of danger and destiny, their lives will be forever changed. +Readers compare these novels to Sara Donati’s WILDERNESS Series + Contains adult language and sexual scenes and is appropriate for adult audiences + This duet contains unforgettable love stories, suspense, surprise conclusions, and happy endings. Read Dark Night of the Moon, Book 2, the conclusion to Moon of the Sleeping Bear
She spends Friday nights with charts and graphs. His best friend is a dog named Sebastian. All she’s ever wanted was peace and to feel she belonged. All he ever wanted was to disappear. She’s a city girl hiding in a small town. He’s back home hiding from his past. If life were perfect, they could be each other’s missing destiny. It sounds like the perfect place for them to find what they've been missing. When a mysterious man becomes a threat to her health Dr. Shauna Nathan, a workaholic scientist, is about to lose control over her emotions and her life. Her family steps in to protect her even if it means disrupting her otherwise predictable and orderly existence by bribing her with a chance to spend time with her old college roommate and surround herself with her one true passion — horses. She heads to a ranch in Chandler County to hide from her stalker. Instead, she might find there healing she looks for -- and love she doesn't. Horse therapist Zach moved to New York, had a successful career in finance, a beautiful wife, and daughter one day and the next it was all gone. He came back to Chandler County to come to terms with his loss and find a modicum of peace as a ranch hand- turned therapist at Murphy’s Equestrian Therapy Center. He has lost everyone he loved. Would he risk his heart again for Shauna? Though the ruthless killer on Shauna's trail will stop at nothing to destroy her, will Zach and Shauna escape danger and find happiness in each other's arms and their missin ...
Can physics explain the economy? Many people believe that there is a lot of money in the world and that its distribution among people is unjust. Most people also believe that the reason for economic crises is an inherent illness of the system or the result of misguided or even tricky actions that can be avoided. In this book, it is argued that the amount of money in developed countries is zero, the income distribution among people is purely statistical, and that volatility in the economy is inevitable, just like the fluctuation in our mood. Why are very few people so rich and many so poor, and why do CEO’s make so much money? We show that income distribution is the universal distribution that also exists in many other phenomena, e.g., the distribution of voters among parties, the distribution of buyers of books, and the distribution of the number of residents in cities. It also exists in the frequency of digits in data files, the frequency of earthquakes according to their intensity, and many other random phenomena. This easy-to-calculate universal distribution well predicts the economic inequality as reflected in the Gini Index, the relative percentage of the poor, the salaries of CEOs, and the fraction of wealth held by the richest. This book can be understood by everybody! The book is of interest to a wide audience of economists, sociologists, politicians, and the general public alike. It relies on theories from physics and economics, and its contents are based on scientif ...
\"If you like paranormal romances this is a must read!\" -Author K. Munson When the archangel Michael is forced to rely on his estranged brother Gabriel for help after a demon attack goes wrong, Gabriel places him before the throne of God for healing and it doesn't go quite as planned. Soon they find themselves cast out of heaven and at each other's throats when Michael meets a demon that he can't bring himself to kill. Jahi is a demonic seductress who uses sex to steal people's souls. It’s not exactly her dream job, but it keeps her boss at bay, until a chance meeting with Michael changes her fate forever. Winner of a Best of 2017, Reviewer's Choice Award, from the Paranormal Romance Guild!
… The forgotten envelope was like the proverbial can of worms… now that she had opened it, she knew the past would come crawling out, one slimy piece at a time…
Photojournalist Kenzie Reese has spent the past eight years trying to forget her past. Now the Mafia is looking for her father and thinks kidnapping Kenzie will bring him out of hiding. Little do they know what a dysfunctional family she comes from! After a miserable and lonely childhood - lived on the run in a dozen towns across the country, using a dozen different names – Kenzie has made a new life for herself that does not include her parents.
The forgotten envelope plunges Kenzie into the middle of a political and financial conspiracy. Coded clues and a mysterious key force her to recall the painful puzzle of her past. Each discovery leads to more questions and more changes… and Kenzie hates changes!
Now is definitely not the time to be falling in love, especially with straight-laced Travis Merka. She and the Texas Ranger have nothing in common. She's a free spirit, he's all about rules.
But there are no rules as they follow the twisted trail of secrets that leads them from Colorado and Wyoming, into the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Full of surprises and vivid scenery, Kenzie's story is a great stand-alone or the perfect extension of The Girl from Her Mirror. This popular Kindle series is filled with mysterious danger and sexy delight, while remaining a clean r ...
Elizabeth Reading and Scarlett Harding travel to Blue Harbor, Maine, hoping to find a bed-and-breakfast to buy and a peaceful town. What they discover instead is much more sinister…
When they visit the local ice cream parlor, a man rushes through the doorway, clutching his throat and dying in a pool of blood. Chief Lively and two men, David Hunt and Logan Rayne, interrogate Elizabeth and Scarlett. Elizabeth stares at the dashing, blue-eyed David, stunned she agreed to a date with him just hours ago.
Elizabeth wants to pack her bags and visit other harbor towns, but Scarlett insists on keeping their appointment. They fall in love with the quaint bed-and-breakfast and sign the papers a few days later.
Once they settle into the inn, strange incidents plague Blue Harbor. At Scarlette's date with Jonathan Hale, the charming ice cream parlor owner, a woman's head explodes at the next table. A suspicious explosion rocks the harbor, destroying boats and part of the dock. Their fears mount as an intruder breaks into the inn.
The curse placed by the Penobscot Indians on the original settlers and descendants of Blue Harbor has returned with a violent twist.
Have Elizabeth and Scarlett put their lives in danger by dating two of Blue Harbors' descendants? Should they sell the inn or stay and fight t ...
Enthusiastic photographers of all levels aspire to take good quality photographs that capture their subject's spirit, reflecting what they felt and remembered about the experience. To create memorable photographs, one needs to start with the basics. With ten essential and easy to understand tips, this book explains how to use your digital camera and take better photos of your favourite subjects. If you are like many aspiring photographers overwhelmed and confused by technical terms and your camera manual, you are about to discover it does not need to be that complicated. Practice exercises accompany each tip to elevate your skills, have more fun with your camera, and be proud of your photos. Imagine how exhilarating it will feel to capture and share life's treasured moments with your new found photography skills. You can do this!
Kasey (K.K.) Blakely never meant to fall in love with her business partner, but she did. When she accidentally stumbled into Joshua Crawford, he was just a man…a beautiful, sexy man that renders her not only breathless, but turns her world upside down. He said he always got what he wanted and when he set his sights on her she was powerless to resist. It was just supposed to just be a date, but it ended up being so much more. Joshua Crawford, as sexy as he is successful, falls under the enchantment of the beautiful brunette who continues to find herself in his path. In an unsuspecting moment that thrusts them back together he decides to ask her out. It doesn’t take long to discover her true identity and he’s warned that the age old adage of mixing business and pleasure still holds true. Never as smitten or intrigued, he’ll do anything to have her - including withholding his last name. Only after a passionate exchange and the prospect he could lose her does he come clean with who he is and what they mean to one another. Kasey, who’s always confident, struggles with her growing affection for a man who has claimed her heart and changed her world, but should be forbidden. She’s all in…then all out. Despite the warnings, Kasey and Joshua risk it all. Only to find that love isn’t enough to overcome the challenges life throws their way. Can they manage the MERGER of their hearts and still maintain their future partnership?
After her husband's unexpected passing, retired secretary Rose Calahan just wants to give her heart proper time to heal. Before she has a chance to, her former private investigator boss is found murdered. Even more, the murder seems to be tied to an old case that Rose helped her boss in solving. All signs point to Rose holding the key to finding the killer. She sets out to investigate, determined to bring the murderer to justice.
It's 1985 and keyboard player Jonnie Cole's dream of playing in a band revolves around girls, money, girls, travel, girls, drugs, girls - oh, and music too. But the band's first single has stalled at number 40 in the charts. Still, with new hit producer 'Magic' Dan McCloud on board, 1986 looks like being their year. They set off for Europe with a new single about to be released and Magic Dan at the soundesk. Foul-mouthed manager Degsie Daniels attempts to keep their wilder excesses in check while his photographer daughter, Amanda, attempts to remain aloof from the mayhem. Intent on success in the synth-pop heaven of 1980s Europe, they have reckoned without Magic Dan’s murky past. Join them on their first tour of Europe as they discover themselves, each other and the dangerous cargo they have unwittingly stowed on the tour bus. CAUTION: This tale of sex, drugs and synthesisers contains all three, plus a lot of swearing.