What if the teacher you hate wound up … murdered? What if you and your slacker friends found his body? What if it were a race against time to find the killer before he found you? If you like your sleuths fierce, funny and female, award-winning author Kelly Oliver has a treat for you. • Independent Publisher's Award Winner for Best Mystery/Thriller • Foreword Magazine Award Best Mystery Finalist • Amazon Bestseller Philosophy student Jessica James just wants to defend her thesis and earn her degree. Instead, she finds her professor dead in a bathtub, her thesis marked for rejection, and leaves enough clues at the murder scene to make her a suspect. Before she can say, ‘What doesn’t kill you sends you to therapy,’ the mob gets involved and it’s up to Jessica and her ragtag posse of friends – Amber the tech-savvy hippie, Jack the wisecracking stoner, and Lolita the seductive poker ‘Tsarina’ – to catch the killer before Jessica becomes the next victim. Are the murder and Jessica’s thesis connected? Why was Jessica’s thesis rejection post-dated? And what do two expensive Russian paintings have to do with it? Smart, capable women shine in this gripping murder mystery where Girl Power meets Mobster Grit. A witty and engaging whodunit, with a "cowgirl philosopher" who's part V.I. Warshawski and part John Wayne… fast-paced and thoroughly engaging whodunit. --Kirkus Reviews "Fast paced and full of fascinating characters...Jessica is a heroine readers will root for." --BookLife Prize fo ...
Top Gun Navy Aviator Michael Merrick thrives living on the edge but when he refuses to abort a mission, he is forced on leave and heads home. Missing the action, he needs a distraction and what could be better than a green-eyed blonde with a quick tongue and a hot bod for rockin’? Commercial Artist Samantha Jackson still mourns the loss of her fiancé, a reckless daredevil, and avoids getting involved with another risk taker at all costs until Mr. Sexy Aviator Man rocks her Southern parts and threatens her secure world….
He’s no normal person—but that’s what intrigues her the most. And he likes the fact that he can’t deduce everything about her at first glance. She does things that aren’t recognizable—simply because these things are original. There’s something about these two that makes the other curious—and that curiosity is what unconsciously keeps them together longer than they’ve ever been with anyone else before. They share dreams of old-fashioned romances, but as irresistible as they find each other, can they wait that long? What about trust when their relationship gets more intimate? Can she accept vulnerability in exchange for the love that he wants to give her? And can he be patient with her when she starts doing insensible things that he doesn’t understand? Are they really meant to be like the universe keeps suggesting, or is all this a wishful fairy tale in their own minds?
In his new life, Charlie falls for Gypsy, a house cleaner, slash-street-walker he believes he is in love with, but without a solid sense of self, Charlie's love is a futile endeavor. Still, he thinks he can save Gypsy from herself. He is also convinced they will marry and live happily ever after, in his misguided, emotionally bereft perception of love.
When drugs, and guns become a routine part of life, Charlie is in over his head. He walks a fine line between reason and despair.
A poverty of spirit shines through in both wealth and poverty, in this gritty novel, where morals are not an underpinning of behavior, and the value of life is negligible.
A little white lie. A little white wedding. A pair of roommates in over their heads. Days before she's set to move across the country and start a prestigious graduate program, a con artist leaves Emmy with no where to live and less than zero dollars in her bank account. But her day doesn't seem quite so bad compared to Beckett's--his fiancée called off their wedding just days before they tie the knot. Now he's single and ineligible for his place in married student housing. So what are a girl without a home and a guy without a wife supposed to do? A quickie wedding in Vegas will solve both their problems. It's a business arrangement, and no one even needs to know. They'll just get an annulment in a few months. What could go wrong? Only Beckett forgot to mention his new apartment is a one-bedroom. And neither of them counted on their new friends at Middlesex University thinking they're a great couple. The platonic newlywed game might be harder to play than Emmy thought. Especially when it starts to feel less than platonic. I Temporarily Do is a Stand-Alone Romantic Comedy
Jace Sloan has it all. He's smoking hot, a college football star with a storybook family, and he's never met a woman he couldn't charm. He's also never met one who makes him want to be a better man...until he meets Maggie. Now, this self-proclaimed geek with wild red hair and the greenest eyes he's ever seen has him thinking all kinds of crazy thoughts. Like settling down and being a one-woman man. Maggie Fielding is anything but Jace's type. For starters, her IQ is bigger than her chest size. But Jace is panty melting hot, and she's having a hard time remembering that he’s bad news. If only she could stop telling him her secrets, because her answers to his questions just might have both of them falling in love for the first time.
John thinks Becca is a raving lunatic.
Becca thinks John is an arrogant, cocky douchebag.
Can these frenemies become friends even lovers?
A collection of six folklore retellings that will twist your mind and claim your heart. SHIMMER: A heartbroken boy rescues a mermaid... but is it too late to save her? BETWEEN is about a girl, a genie, and a ton of bad decisions. SUNSET MOON: Eloise doesn't believe in Native American magic--until the dreamcatcher spiders spin her down an unknown path. THE MAKER: An incapacitated young man bent on revenge builds a creature to do it for him. A BEAUTIFUL MOURNING: The story of a Maya goddess torn between duty and love, and the ultimate sacrifice she must make to achieve true happiness. THE BARRICADES: When a human girl risks everything to save the life of an Eternal prince, will their feelings for each other change the world they know, or tear it apart?
“It was too good to be true: having Estrella and Ellonary as lovers.”
Struck by lightning while in the midst of an audacious jewellery heist, Xander is rescued by a beautiful young alien and taken back to her planet for life-saving treatment. Under the watchful eye of the Healing Master and the quiet but defiant Estrella, Xander realises that he is going to have to take part in a deadly regeneration ceremony. A ceremony that will see him pitted against another “outsider” in a gory battle to the death.
Can Xander and Estrella’s love overcome all of the odds?
Who is Nurse Ellonary and will Estrella really accept Xander’s sexual relationship with her?
Who is secretly plotting to kill him?
Something New Every Day will transport you to an alien world full of nubile women and deep, dark plots. Join Xander as he battles not just for his life but also for the women who have captured his heart. Will he succeed? Read on to find out.
He’s the gridiron god with magic hands… …And fingers, and mouth, and tongue. Chance ‘Gunner’ Adams –- quarterback, superstar womanizer, and panty slayer extraordinaire. He wants me. He wants me bad, but I’m not about to become another notch on his girthy bedpost. I came to Los Angeles to get away from my past, to start fresh. I don’t need trouble, especially the muscly, abs-of-marble kind. The problem? As team masseuse it’s my job to get hands on with this as*hole. I’ll be working on every hard, intimate area of his body. But if he thinks he can treat me like any other girl who stirs his pants, he’s wrong. After all, I’m a professional… right? We both want a happy ending, but sooner or later my past will catch up with me, and the Mob’s not big on mercy. I need more than a smart mouth. I need a savior -- one whose talent for mayhem doesn’t end when the fourth quarter’s over. For once in my life, I need someone who knows how to play dirty.
Mind your own dystopia.
Hazen Stephenson grew up pampered, and he knows it. But he's never had it easy. Hazen's nightmares aren't merely products of his imagination, and he wrestles daily with guilt, responsibility, and questions of fate. Setting off across the globe, he meets people he's dreamed about and changes their lives...for better and for worse. Then he meets Renny Nado, who never dreamed her Creative Writing degree would amount to much. But a people called 'The Kota' say her gifts point to an important destiny, and she must convince Hazen of their purpose. Meanwhile, the world is full of pain, hate, and political upheaval. Should they accept what the Kota say about the future and their place in it? Or should they keep their heads out of the clouds?
For over a century, the town of Green Beach has frightened its children with the tragic legend of Joshua Thorne. He’s the reason it not only locks its doors at night but nails its windows shut. Steeped in romance and revenge, his is the kind of story Angela Ironwright lives for. When the specter of Joshua appears to her, insisting she’s the only one who can help him piece together the fragments of his own murder, she follows him without a second thought into a place he calls the Pocket, a beautiful hidden world of jumbled memory and imagination. But the Pocket holds more than magic and mystery. Before long, its other reclusive inhabitants begin to call out to Angela, warning her not to trust Joshua and begging for her help to escape his dark power. Angela’s sure there must be some misunderstanding, and she’s determined to set it straight. Otherwise, finding justice will mean betraying the only boy who’s ever liked her. Smart and genre-savvy, Out of the Pocket is a dark, honest, subversive take on the modern paranormal love story. "Angela’s story truly surprised me at its end, which is not something I can say for most stories. For tackling tough issues and subverting dangerous romantic tropes Out of the Pocket gets 15/15." —Feminist Book of the Month Club.
Sixteen-year-old Leocadia arrives home from school to find her mom’s body. Unaware that the killer still lingers, she rushes to her mother’s side, only to be grabbed from behind and then everything fades to black. After a year of retrograde amnesia and battling personal demons, Leo’s dreams are getting worse—she’s starting to remember. More bodies are discovered and they seem to be oddly linked to her mom’s unsolved homicide. When Leo allows her friend, Henry to drag her into the haunted Lucien Mansion, misty ghosts appear, ghosts that just might lead to her mother’s murderer. Will Leo let her memories threaten her into a relapse or, will she fight to find her mother’s killer – only to become his next victim?
The most tantalizing of temptations… Growing up in the small Missouri town of Heron’s Landing, Grace Danvers has loved Jaime Martínez from afar for five long years. A young artist and painter, Grace feels adrift, but one thing is constant: her love for Jaime. To her, he is everything: handsome, talented, and completely out of her league. But when she and Jaime kiss under the stars one fateful evening, suddenly her crush on him transforms into something more—something neither of them can deny. Can bloom into the most tender of loves... Jaime came to Heron’s Landing to work as the executive chef at the local vineyard River’s Bend. It has always been a pit stop in his mind—until Grace entered the picture. Now, he can’t stop thinking about his boss’s younger sister, or how she felt pressed up against him as they kissed that night. He knows he should leave her alone: she’s younger than him and innocent. But when Jaime comes under suspicion of stealing from the vineyard, he must choose between what he thought he wanted, and what has become a love he never expected to find.
A New Adult/College/Adult Sexy Romantic Comedy! Emily never expected to find love in a dart bar, but the moment she spots tall, sexy Sebastian, she's determined to catch his eye. Ex-girlfriends, perpetually shirtless rich boys, frantic best-friends and a mysterious orange handbag converge to stop her. No one said stalking was easy, but if romance was left to the boys, the human race would die out while they logged fantasy football points and punched each other in the balls. Everyone knows that. Emily's not stalking Sebastian...she's saving the world.
“Ellie Cahill is definitely one to watch!” raves bestselling author Cora Carmack, and this steamy, upbeat modern romance about connecting in all the best ways proves it once again. Clementine Daly knows she’s the black sheep. Her wealthy, powerful family has watched her very closely since she almost got caught in an embarrassing scandal a few years ago. So when Clementine’s sent on a mission to live up to the Daly name, politely declining isn’t an option. Of course, the last thing she does before boarding the plane is to grab a stranger’s phone by mistake—leaving the hunky journalist with her phone. Soon his sexy voice is on the line, but he doesn’t know her real name, or her famous pedigree—which is just the way Clementine likes it. Despite all the hassles, Justin Mueller is intrigued to realize that the beautiful brown-eyed girl he met at the airport is suddenly at his fingertips. They agree to exchange phones when they’re both back in town, but after a week of flirty texts and wonderfully intimate conversations, Justin doesn’t want to let her go. The only problem? It turns out that Clemetine has been lying to him about, well, everything. Except for the one thing two people can’t fake, the only thing that matters: The heat between them is for real.
Four kings. One girl. And a magical destiny that binds them. Magic is fading in Charnrosa. The Emperor is killing magicians and hoarding their magic for himself. Kyann doesn’t believe in the stories of the four kings from Charnrosa's golden past. She just wants to keep herself and her sister safe following the failed rebellion that killed their parents. She dreams of a quiet life. But that becomes impossible when the four kings of legend wake and insist that Kyann is Charnrosa's guardian. Kyann has no intention of joining four mythical kings on a wild goose chase. But then Kyann's sister is abducted, and the four kings are the only people who can help her carry out a rescue inside the Emperor's impenetrable citadel. Awakened by Magic is the first story in a new, sweet reverse harem series. Grab your copy to step into a gorgeous fantasy world with four powerful kings and a young woman oblivious of the power that rests inside her. Awakened by Magic launches on June 29th. Early readers can grab their copy from Bookfunnel: https://dl.bookfunnel.com/ugz3gzwfdb
Maya knows she's doing the right thing by moving to Alaska with her parents, but that doesn't mean she has to be happy about it. Forced to give up a scholarship to a prestigious art school, she relocates to a Podunk town with one college the size of her high school cafeteria, all to help hold her family together after the death of her little sister. But a fresh start can only do so much. Jake doesn't like handouts and he certainly doesn't need any distractions. Working on a salmon boat in Kodiak, Alaska is the only way to pay for his mother's surgery back in the lower forty-eight. Juggling college courses and constant worry about his mother's health, Jake couldn't imagine anything else fitting into his life. That is, until he meets Maya, the sexy Californian artist who tints his world in technicolor. But when Maya's family starts to crumble and Jake's mom takes a turn for the worse, will they drag each other down, or can they find what they were missing all along? In this new adult romance, Theresa DaLayne paints a swoon-worthy story about life under the midnight sun, following your heart, and learning to live on the edge.
I'm Lexi Carmichael, geek extraordinaire. I spend my days stopping computer hackers at the National Security Agency. My nights? Those I spend avoiding my mother and eating cereal for dinner. Even though I work for a top-secret agency, I've never been in an exciting car chase, sipped a stirred (not shaken) martini, or shot a poison dart from an umbrella.
Until today, that is, when two gun-toting thugs popped up in my life and my best friend disappeared. So, I've enlisted the help of the Zimmerman twins—the reclusive architects of America's most sensitive electronic networks—to help me navigate a bewildering maze of leads to find her.
Along the way, my path collides with a sexy government agent and a rich, handsome lawyer, both of whom seem to have the hots for me. Hacking, espionage, sexy spy-men—it's a geek girl's dream come true. If it weren't for those gun-toting thugs…
Vanessa and Nina couldn’t be more different. While Nessa is a hardworking, politically-informed feminist, Nina is a careless party girl with questionable spending habits. Yet when they meet, a deep passion mixed with fierce friendship draws them deeply towards each other.
Will their worlds pull them apart or can love hold them together?
Meet Finnegan MacManus, or just Finn as he prefers to be called. His life began when he was 18 years old. He was born 18 years earlier, but he had never truly lived. Since birth he had been different and his parents were indifferent toward him. His mother never bonded with her infant son. He never cried or smiled. As he got older he would scream and throw his arms around when something did not go his way. And nothing ever went his way. The world was a series of confusing sounds, uncomfortable situations, unbearable textures and complete chaos. His father could barely stand the sight of his son and as a young boy he was sent to hospitals and group homes for the mentally disabled. He spent his childhood between strangers and a house of strangers.
In the midst of a panic attack Finn runs into a diner where he will meet a man that will change his life forever. Finn had gone from institutions and his dysfunctional family home to a homeless shelter, but that would soon be his past as he begins to build a life, step by step, one day at a time. He learns that he is not mentally disabled and fights for a normal life. While he cannot change who he is, he finds people that are willing to make his world easier as he slowly adapts to the world around him. He learns that he is autistic but quite gifted. Finns life is rapidly changing and his talents are intriguing to intelligence agencies that begin to seek him out. But Finn resists pressure and opts to stick with choices that make h ...
From the author of Plantains and the Seven Plagues, comes the second inspirational, heartwarming book that weaves with eloquence and grace the story of Finn whom we first met in Just Finn about an young autistic man who must navigate the world on his own now that he is an adult and no longer living in the shadow of his abusive parents…
A lot has happened to Finn since that fateful day, several years ago, when he first met psychiatrist, Dr. Vincenzo or Dr. V as Finn calls him, at the diner, and he began his journey to overcoming the lifelong obstacles he's faced with Asperger's syndrome. Taken in by Emilio and Santina Rossi, Finn finally knows what it means to truly belong to a family and to be loved unconditionally. His girlfriend, Kelly, has also helped Finn make enormous strides. And finally, with a masters degree in tow and a job offer from the CIA to join their ranks as a cryptologist, his future has never looked brighter. But even with all that he's accomplished, Finn still can't fully put behind him the verbal abuse he suffered at the hands of his biological mother and father; a father who took every opportunity to remind his son that he was nothing more than a moron, and a mother who institutionalized him whenever she couldnt cope.
As Finn works to continue to build his confidence, meet his personal and professional goals, and take risks, he learns that life is all about the people you choose to surround yourself with the ones who believe in him, support his ...
“Heartwarming, lyrical, soulful, and with just the right amount of humor: this book sparkles with authentic, layered characters and beautiful, thoughtful prose.” — Jodi Meadows, NYT bestselling co-author of My Lady Jane and My Plain Jane
Two generations, two great loves, one devastating lie . . .
When Izzy unexpectedly loses her mother in a car accident, her world shatters. Their relationship has always been so close that Izzy can't imagine life without her. Nor can she begin to understand when she finds a secret box of love letters that her mother wrote but never sent. The idea of her mother hiding such intense feelings for more than twenty years without so much as a hint makes Izzy question everything she thought she knew--including the identity of her father.
Following a trail of clues overseas, Izzy steps into a world of glamour and English royalty, one which years ago forced her mother to choose between her obligation to her musical gift and her lover's obligations to his family, title, and estate. It's a world of secrets and masquerades, of heartache and betrayal. And in the midst of this world, Izzy finds a young man who feels as broken as she does herself. The two are drawn to each other--only to find that their parents' lies may present an insurmountable obstacle between them.
Thrown together on a coming of age journey of discovery that spans two lifetimes and takes them from a grand esta ...
On the night of her brother's murder, Deena Hammond stumbles upon Takumi Tanaka, lost and on the wrong end of a .32. After rescuing him from the certain fate driving through her neighborhood in a Porsche will bring, a sweet kind of friendship begins. A balm for her grief. Maybe, Deena likes to think, it happened the day her mother killed her father. Or maybe, it was always a part of them, like DNA gone bad. Whatever the case, Deena knows that her family would never approve, hell, never acknowledge her fast-growing love for Takumi. And had he never made love to her that way, in that unraveling, soul-searching sort of way, she could've done the same. But loves a devil that way. So, their game begins. One where they hide what they are from everyone. Anyone. Tak understands this for now. After all, Deena's career hinges on the favor of her mentor and boss, his hard-ass of a father. And the Hammond family is already stretched thin with grief. Yet, each step Deena takes toward family and career brings her closer to an acceptance shes never had--and away from him.
An elephant statue, a long-lost relative, and a charming native add up to a chase through Thailand! When high school senior Gina Campanello wins a trip for two to Thailand, she isn’t very enthusiastic, especially since the only travel partner she can find is her older sister. Once the siblings reach Bangkok, Rachel sets out to visit every temple and museum, but Gina is focused on unraveling information about a long-lost relative. Although she knows Somchai was a college graduate, she doesn’t even know his full name. Gina heads to the university to gather clues, but the school’s records are incomplete. Gina duly emails current students to see if they can help out. Unfortunately, her timing is off. By the time she locates the correct Somchai, she’s on a plane to Phuket! Once they reach the beautiful island, Gina knows it will be almost impossible to dislodge her sister from the lovely beaches, but she finally comes up with a viable plan….
When Sofia falls in love, a mourning spirit begins to haunt her... CORFU, 1987 On a long holiday with her grandparents, Sofia Aspioti meets Danny Markson, a charming flirt who makes her laugh. Although she tries to keep him at arm's length, worried that village gossip will get back to her strict family, she falls desperately in love. That's when strange dreams about Brighton's West Pier and a woman dressed in black begin to haunt her. Who is this grieving woman? And how is her lament related to Sofia's feelings for Danny? BRIGHTON, 1937 Dreaming of wealth and happiness, Laura Mayfield arrives in Brighton to pursue a new life. She falls for Christian Searle, a happy-go-lucky stagehand at the West Pier theatre, but when she's offered a chance to perform there, her love for him is put to the test. Charles Willard, a wealthy aristocrat, is fascinated by her and pursues her relentlessly. Will Laura choose love...or money? "I could feel the warm sun and sandy beaches even on a cold dreary day." ~Helen Johnson Brumbaugh, Amazon reviewer "Ms. Moschoudi is proving to be a skilled storyteller who takes her readers on a wonderful ride." ~David M. Wind, author of Queen of Knights The Ebb is a feel good, summer holiday read. Its two timelines begin to merge in The Flow and finally become one story in The Storm. Although The Ebb creates a strong premise for the rest of the series it has a satisfactory ending and can be an enjoyable standalone read.
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?
Would you protect a girl whose forbidden abilities condemn her to death? Welcome to the world of Myrrah, ruled by the Church of Four Orders - Fire, Earth, Water, and Air. But there exists another gift, dubbed magic, which is considered an aberration by the Church. To be born with the powers of magic is to be condemned to death. To be born with the ability to control an element is to be born to a life serving the Church... and obeying its rules. One Priestess will stand against the Church to protect sixteen year old Ria, beginning an epic fantasy adventure that leads four unlikely friends across the breadth of their world to seek answers hidden in the buried archives of the Temple of Dust. Secrets from an ancient war and discoveries of hidden power lead to a fight for survival that threaten to tear apart their world. What is magic and why does the Church want those who harbor its power exterminated? This four book bundle includes the complete Rise of the Fifth Order series, Born of Water, Rule of Fire, and Spirit of Life, plus the series Companion!
A second chance "Love at First Kiss" college romance
In high school, I was the nerdy guy. The nice guy. The chubby guy. I didn't know crap about athletics or girls. But I had my eye on Lidia Hightower. She was kind and smart and beautiful. And with the wrong guy. Nothing I could do about it since she'd never look at a guy like me. Even after I saved her from a grave mistake. Years later with my transfer to Thackeray College comes a second chance I never thought I'd have when Lidia's here, too. Well this time I'm not going to blow it. In high school, I was the popular girl. The society girl. The one who had it all. I even dated the wrong guy because it presented a better image. But I was done with that. I was over doing what was expected and ready to do what I wanted. Who would have thought what I wanted was Cooper Stevens, the sweet boy who championed me when my friends abandoned me? The cute high school boy who grew into a fine college man but probably wouldn't look twice at me now. Only one way to find out... *** This standalone novella is part of a multi-author new adult steamy contemporary romance series set on a college campus in New England where twelve couples will fall in love at first kiss.
Megan is a typical university student trying to figure out her place in the world, except she's studying to become a licensed vengeance demon.
Nineteen-year-old Megan Aequitas is the only vengeance demon and trickster hybrid ever born. In a world where vengeance demons are respected guardians of the Cosmic Balance, and tricksters are carefree engineers of chaos, being half and half is, well, tricky.
Determined to prove herself and keep her inner trickster in check, Megan enrolls in a prestigious vengeance training program. Wreaking karmic revenge on cheaters and crooks is more fun than she had ever imagined, until she uncovers a plot to purge the world of all "impure" creatures--including the friends and family she loves.
After a lifetime of not knowing where she belongs, Megan is discovering that her very uniqueness might be the key to prevent the imminent racial cleansing...
When small-town girl Evelyn Kendall appears at Charlie Walker's first solo gig, the rock god falls hard and fast, changing how he sees everything. Will their instant attraction be enough to weather the storm brought on the perils of fame and a dark secret? WARNING: this book is filled with sexy bad boys and strong leading ladies. If you're looking for an engaging read with panty-melting sex scenes, then you've come to the right place.
Cassie didn't go to uni looking for love.
But during tutorials with her gorgeous professor Diego Valentine, she finds the chemistry between them hard to ignore.
Can they act on their forbidden feelings?
No Way. I can’t be falling for him. No freaking way...,. Alexandria I’ve been the acting chief at this station ever since they let Larry go. There’s no reason why they shouldn't make my position official. I’m a seasoned firefighter and I’m the best man for the job. Besides, I need the raise that comes with the promotion. It's the only way I'll ever be able to afford to leave my alcoholic husband and put my daughter in a private school. The last thing I need is someone coming along and screwing it all up. Chance When they asked me to leave my small town fire hall and head on out to the big city, I wasn’t keen on the idea. I can think of a million places I’d rather be. But, the ex-wife’s harassing phone calls and visits finally did me in. Before I knew it, I was starting a new life fighting fires in Karawa, New York. It's too bad one of the men on my team keeps challenging my every move. Only, it's not a man. It's the girl I've had a crush on my whole life, the girl I grew up next door to, the one I went all through school with. Sparks fly, tension explodes, and flames ignite. Will muscular Chance Friedman win the heart of the girl he’s always dreamed about? Or will curvaceous and sassy Alexandria O’Neil come out on top?
Everyone has scars. Some people are just better at hiding them. Adam Radcliff is a college freshman on a caffeinated crusade to fend off the evil that has haunted his dreams since childhood. Zoey Peterson is a psych major who uses peculiar strategies—tracking moon phases and club-hopping—to escape her unwanted legacy. At first, it seems the only thing Adam and Zoey share is a downtown Chicago campus. But as their lives intersect, a mysterious stalker unearths long-buried secrets that suggest their lives are deeply connected. Will their desperate search for the truth and healing destroy them—or can they conquer the demons of their past to build a new life together?
Everyone has a fear. Fear of spiders? Arachnophobia. Fear of small spaces? Claustrophobia. And of course, the fear of being tickled by feathers: pteronophobia. Sophie Smart fears drowning. No, her fear isn’t some made up malarkey like exposedflabophobia (acute paranoia when wearing a swimsuit and baring pasty thighs and a round bottom). Sophie drowned as a child. She died for three minutes. Her childhood trauma is real. Yet Sophie, hot-shot advertising executive, isn't a child anymore. Now Sophie's most important client, handsome Matthew Silver, is insisting she learn how to swim. She can't blame him really - he's the owner of a chain of swimming centers, and Sophie's in charge of his new advertising campaign. The last thing Sophie wants to do is get in the water, in a clingy swimsuit, with a client she’s trying to impress. She's not going to win him over flapping around like an idiot, is she? But with a broken heart from her last relationship, maybe getting into the pool is just what Sophie needs. Maybe she can trust Matthew with her fears. Maybe it's time for her to forget about her past and take the plunge?
Her brother told me to stay away from her. Her brother can go f**k himself!
I'm a firefighter. When it comes to doing my job, I'm the best around.
Am I cocky? You're damn right.
Wild? I was. I've tried to clean up my act. Was doing a pretty damn good job of it too until I ran into Stephanie Frost after all these years. The heat from fires don't compare to what I feel when she's near me.
Her brother's a troublemaker who's been in and out of prison. He's even told me that he'll kill me if I don't stay away from his sister. He'd be pissed if he knew she's been squirming underneath me every single night.
Now that I've got a second chance, I'm not giving her up this time.
Raven Kennedy is a prisoner who never forgave himself for his unspeakable crimes. In a world that has descended into chaos, he becomes a part of the Phoenix Project.
In prisons across the country, inmates fight to the death while the nation cheers them on. Struggling with his guilt, Raven is forced to battle some of the prison's most ruthless killing machines.
But with the real war raging on within him, and fighting for a chance of redemption, can Raven survive long enough to unravel the anger and regret that shackle him - and find the forgiveness he seeks?
Praise for THE PHOENIX PROJECT:
"The Phoenix Project was extremely hard to put down and even harder to forget once it was over" - Thomas Whaley, author of 'Leaving Montana'
"D.M. Cain has written a deep, sensitive novel with focuses on life, death, and religion." - Kenneth J Kerr, author of 'Life as a Double Agent' and 'The First Madam President'
Swim Season is the fast-paced, drama driven story of Olympic hopeful Aerin Keane, starting senior year in her third high school and trying NOT to win. But can she hide her natural talent and competitive streak? Especially when a 50,000-dollar scholarship is on the line?
Zella This year is all about discovering who I really am. A roadtrip to a place seven hundred miles away, might not seem like much, but to me it means freedom. I set out looking for adventure, I never expected Ryker would help me find it. Ryker I'm no prince charming, but I may just be her knight in shining armor. First, captivated by her ridiculously long blonde hair, I soon find out there is so much more to Zella then her hypnotizing locks. Turns out those hacking skills I've been practicing are about to come in handy. A straight-laced princess meets a bad boy is this modern fairy-tale retelling full of first love, music, and just a little illegal hacking.
Rowena’s country is gone, squashed under a tide of tanks, bombs and Pale, immortal soldiers. But when her father returns from the war as a hero, she discovers a new meaning of fear. Join and Die. Give up her human life and become one of them. Take on the gray skin and yellow eyes of the Pale, and live forever in Sanguinia. With the clock ticking on her family’s decision, Rowena’s forced into close quarters with Vincenzo, the handsome son of a powerful man and trendy social revolutionary, and then ambushed by Luka, a handsome, heavily armed criminal. Both want to recruit her for their cause, and Rowena, attracted to both, fears being discarded on serving her purpose. Can Rowena hold on to her family, her individuality, and even her life in Sanguinia, the city without a sun, or will the darkness of the world’s oldest empire, and the immortal Emperor Dominus, swallow her whole?
When storms appear in our lives we finally open our eyes to see what has been in front of us. Gracelyn Gregg is a 23 years old college graduate awaiting her first teaching job. She has everything she could want, a long time best friend, a college boyfriend and plans for her life. Until her boyfriend, Blaine tells her he is leaving for the Congo for an undetermined amount of time. Can her best friend Judah pull her out of her depression while she remains faithful and help her pass the time waiting for Blaine to return? Judah Pearce is Gracelyn’s best friend since middle school. Judah has always had a strong feeling for her, however being a couple of years younger than Gracelyn he has been stuck in the friend zone. With Blaine gone can he convince Gracelyn that what they have is more than friendship. They take a trip to a deserted island and are caught in a hurricane. Will Gracelyn remain faithful to Blaine even while she fights the growing feelings for Judah, or will it tear her friendship with Judah apart? Who will win in Love’s Stormy Weather?
In the buried archives of the Temple of Dust may lie the secret to defeating the Curse, a creature which seeks to destroy 16-year old Ria for the forbidden gifts she possesses. Begin the epic fantasy adventure described as “fast paced and … a wonderful fantasy trilogy” and “a rich fantasy full of interesting characters,” “the author’s imagination is mindblogging!” It is from among the ranks of those who control the Curse where Ria will find her best chance of success. Only the Water Priestess Niri can save Ria from the forces that hunt her, if Niri doesn’t betray the girl first. Along with Ria comes Ty and his sister, Lavinia, both bound to defend Ria from the Church of Four Orders. However, Ty has been living a life less than honest and keeping it from his sister. To survive a journey that takes them across the breadth of their world, the four must learn to trust each other before pursuit from the Church and Ty’s troubled past find them. Born of Water is the first book in the Rise of the Fifth Order Saga full of elemental magic and epic fantasy adventure. Welcome to the mythical world of Myrrah, ruled by the Church of Four Orders - Fire, Earth, Water, and Air.
He stole her lipstick… and her heart. Twenty-year-old Dani Walker can’t believe her luck when she’s paired up with the gorgeous Liam Garrett as her Acting I scene partner—or when he ends up in her bed. Being a Plain Jane with a mouth on her hasn’t exactly served Dani well in the guy department. In fact, she’s had nothing but one-night stands. Still, she lets go of her insecurities and falls for Liam, despite feeling like he’s holding something back. When Dani finally discovers Liam’s secret, she must learn the true meaning of accepting the ones we love for who they are, or risk losing the best thing that’s ever happened to her.
“I could see how much she despised me when her face was inches from mine. I could hear it when she was screaming at me in that thick Irish accent, ‘Act like you know a little something!’ ”
A mother’s love is supposed be the constant in a child’s life. But for Rab, it’s not. What if a mother created a child and hated it? It was the 1960s, and a feeling of hope and prosperity was in the air. The American dream was unfolding for everyone it seemed, except for one family in Hawai’i.
The island paradise of Oahu becomes a prison for the young narrator, named Rab, and his mother who is lost in her own reality. Rab becomes determined to escape the mother’s madness— “I had to define myself, or become lost in what my mother told me I was.” He fights to break the paralyzing grip his mother has on him.
Faceless Strangers shows the struggles Rab faces as he tries to gain the love from his mother that he will never have.
The fight to save my city and everyone in it has only just begun. It's time to sharpen the cat claws and unleash the spider fangs because this half shifter is out to catch her prey.
There’s a toxic memory-warping drug sweeping the city streets and its deadly magic is breaking the minds of everyone around me. The brain-melting poison has already claimed the life of my good friend, and if that’s not bad enough, the criminal mastermind responsible for this chaos has a grudge against my father and viciously attacks him along with the family business. There’s not much that gets under my skin, but things are starting to feel a bit personal.
That’s why I’m about to break every rule in the book and do whatever it takes to bring down the savage who decided to drag my friends and family into this mess.
Unfortunately, saving the city and the people I care about comes at a cost. My mission takes an unexpected twist and when I discover the true reason this magic has infested my home, I’m forced to make an impossible choice: do I protect the people I love or put an end to this catastrophe once and for all to stop more minds from being destroyed ever again?
Back in secondary school, Akayzia had an unrequited crush on Darius.
Two years later, they meet again at a Kirk University Games Society meetup.
Although Darius wasn't interested the first time around, he now sees Akayzia in a new light.
Can their hearts be open to each other?
What would you do to celebrate your freedom after your first serious relationship breaks down?
After nearly four years with Jeff, everything fell apart. I found myself single, scared, but somehow liberated as well. Rather than stumble into another ill advised relationship, my best friend Sally helped me find focus. I would spend the next few months “finding myself” sexually.
That’s how The Rebound List was born.
My journey begins with the first item on my list - a virgin. The other items on the list? A silver fox, a stranger and a threesome. But it's not easy to go from squeaky-clean committed girlfriend to wanton sex goddess: I have a tendency to let my emotions get in the way. Hopefully I'll have the guts to follow through!
Treat yourself to a heaping dish of ice-cold revenge with the Vengeance Demons Box Set, complete with the first 4 books in the series. Read over 800 pages of the unforgettable series that already has over 300 four and five star reviews—it’s vengeance, supernatural style! VENGEANCE BE MINE (NOVEL) Megan, a young demon/trickster hybrid, is just trying to get her vengeance license. The tricksters are chaotic spirits, and Megan fears that her unsavory heritage may get in between her and her dream…but her trickster blood just may hold the key to saving the world. BEFORE VENGEANCE (NOVELLA) A prequel to Vengeance Be Mine centering around the backstory of Megan’s best friend, Serafina, and her fascinating past as a captive of the changelings. VENGEANCE UNCLAIMED (NOVELETTE) Megan’s family vacation goes a tad awry, with possible long-lasting consequences for the entire world. A GOOD VENGEANCE (NOVEL) Megan and Serafina must face the threat of an impending magical war when Serafina’s past returns to haunt her in the form of a changeling prince… Well-written, hilarious, and entirely original, the Vengeance Demons Box Set is a fantastical ride that will leave you in stitches until the very last page.
Hannah and Tamar are looking forward to spending Thanksgiving break with their grandparents. On the long ride to Vermont, the sisters are quick to offer assistance when a fellow passenger – a girl in her late teens – is hassled by a rough-looking young man. Grateful as she may be for their help, Gwen is in no hurry to make friends, not even as she thrusts a mysterious package into Tamar’s hand and disappears in the Rutland train station. Puzzled by her behavior, Hannah and Tamar set out to locate Gwen and unravel the secret of the mysterious package.
"Have you ever kissed a girl?"
"Do you want to?"
Juliet Jameson finds herself in a difficult situation at her first high school party, trapped in a dark room with a girl named Piper. To Juliet’s dismay, she finds that being near Piper elicits more feelings, physically and emotionally, than any guy ever has. It is at this point that Juliet must make a decision. Should she give in to her hidden, innermost desires and kiss Piper, or should she be the good, little Christian her parents raised her to be?
It is with this choice that Juliet’s story breaks off into two completely different, yet equally possible futures. One where Juliet, or “Jules,&rdquo ...
They killed my father and now they’re after me. I don’t know what’s going on but I know that I’m next. The only one I can turn to is Jackie.
He’s the type of guy I should be running away from. Jackie’s a professional killer who works for the mafia. The rugged loner only looks after himself. But he’s my only chance of staying alive and avenging my father.
Sworn to protect the secrets of their race, marshals are trained to police Weeia hiding among humans. After completing her advanced marshal training, Danni is blown away by her new plum assignment to Paris. But, all is not well in the City of Lights; the offices are a shambles, her boss is apathetic, and her predecessors died under mysterious circumstances; it’s almost like somebody doesn’t want the law there. Despite that she risks her life in the seedy underworld of gypsies and tramps to search for a missing Weeia man.
Bestselling Author Virginia Gray brings you an endearing story, rife with psychotic roommates, questionable fashion choices, and an epic search for the perfect cup of coffee... Twenty-two-year-old Susan Wade's dream of a fabulous, high-powered career is the only thing that's gotten her through the past four years of college. But now that she's graduating, her future isn't looking quite as bright as she'd hoped. She's discovering the hard way that Corporate America values something she doesn't have: experience. With only five dollars left to her name, Susan is left with two unappealing options: following her semi-boyfriend to the bowels of Texas or managing a dilapidated diner in her small town. She's got to convince someone that there is more to her than meets the eye. But how? Let's face it. Ben's not exactly relationship material. Awkward and geeky, his ideal job is designing computer software while hyped up on energy drinks. Best friends with Susan for far too long, he's ready to take their relationship to the next level, but she keeps shutting him down. Until one night... Will Susan get the chance of a lifetime before she makes a huge mistake? Will Ben finally get his fantasy girl? Or will the two end up in worse shape than they started?
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 ...
When you’ve spent all your life in the same quiet village, what is there to fear? As Clarabelle Weaver passes her seventeenth year, she still lives under the protection and shadow of the Great Lord’s fortress. The lord’s men patrol the land and keep the villagers safe, but no one has seen or heard much from the lord himself for years. Then the Great Lord passes and Clara is abducted and taken to the fortress that has overshadowed her entire life. Lucias, the new lord, is hunting for a woman to bear his heir and ensure the safety of the kingdom, and Clara is his choice. With nowhere to run and no one to trust, Clara must match her will against a man with dark magic at his beck and call. But is there more to Lucias than the darkness she sees? Could this quiet, patient man be enough to replace her longing for freedom? Fans of the original "Beauty and the Beast" or the Grimm Brothers fairy tales won't want to miss this great tale.
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He’s bad news. Full of himself, brutally honest and arrogant. Under that gorgeous mask is something dark and twisted, and he’s claimed me as his victim.
When orphan Crystal visits a great aunt she's just met in Blacksville, West Virginia, she sets some rules for herself:
#1 - Don’t get too close to anyone.
#2 – Don’t expect too much.
#3 - Don’t fall for the town’s bad boy like everyone else.
While she finds the last one frustrating, Crystal has no intention of giving into any weaknesses. That is until she’s told there’s a curse that’s been running through her family for generations, and it seems the one she needs to avoid is the key to bringing it to an end.
Now all bets are off. Only a single line separates her from the side of magical beings, and she’s crossing it. But she learns rules are in place for a reason.
The hidden world in the seemingly small and innocent town goes far beyond the one she knows and understands. It’s a world where humans once visited and have been warned not to return.
On the outskirts of t ...
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Luke Bryant and Kelly Callahan met on the beach at Dragonfly Pointe when they were only kids. And ever since thirteen-year old Luke saved six-year old Kelly from drowning, they've felt an undeniable connection. But Luke has a tarnished past, and despite his attraction to Kelly when they're growing up, he just doesn't think he's good enough for her.
When Luke comes home on leave from the Air Force, and attends the Magical Wedding of Kelly's sister Kate (Romance Reviews Readers' Choice Award WINNER-That Unforgettable Kiss), Luke and Kelly finally share an enchanting night of passion. They simply can't help themselves--they've loved each other nearly their entire lives.
College student Kelly has everything going for her--she's not only beautiful, but intelligent too. So when Luke eventually returns home from Iraq as a disheartened wounded warrior, even though he appears to want nothing to do with her, she refuses to give up on him. It's not about his looks, or his past--it's all about the connection they've shared since they were kids. Fate has always meant for them to be tog ...
"Amazingly graphic, terrifyingly real-life and current time. A parental must read." Terry Keys, USA Today bestselling author of Lie No More and The Missing pens his most captivating book to date. This is the heart-breaking story about a small-town boy who’d taken everything from everyone until he could take no more. Seventeen-year-old Blaze Planter is a Jr. at Kilwade, High School. His parents have recently divorced. His grades are slipping. His anger is growing with each day. Relationships with his closest friends are failing. Secrets about his life are being uncovered. No one understands what he is going through. And everyone who has betrayed him needs to be taught a lesson. So now he stands with the one friend that has never betrayed him. The one friend that does what he asks every time he squeezes the trigger. The only friend that he can depend on. Tragedies don’t just happen. The signs are simply overlooked every day until it’s too late.
Savannah Santos is on the run. She fled everything she ever knew to follow her career dreams. But she wasn’t expecting her new roommate to be her dream guy. For Cooper Quin, being any girl’s dream man is nothing new, but he’s determined to stay exactly that: a dream. His focus is on killing it in the brutal MMA ring. But his sexy new roommate is nothing like one of his usual one-night stands. With her, it feels safe to let his guard down.
The war was over and there were no winners. Now humans and aliens must find a way to coexist together. This is the galaxy that Drake Rose and the crew of the freighter Trystero are stuck in. Together they traverse the Demilitarized Zone between Terran and Gra’al borders taking on any job they can find, big or small, legal or otherwise, human or alien. A chance encounter with a derelict alien ship thrusts them into the center of a deadly conspiracy. When the Terran government refuses to get involved, the crew has no choice but to fend for themselves. A fragile peace hangs in the balance, thrust into the hands of Drake and the crew. They never wanted to be heroes. The only way to stop the ascension of a vicious warlord bent on the destruction of humanity is for them to survive. It’s Firefly meets Star Trek in this coming of age space opera series.
Shannon O’Reilly is a teenager with a problem - she can see her ancestors’ ghosts, and they want her to solve their 100-year old murder mystery. Annabelle and Lily Edmonson have been waiting a long time for someone to see them so that they can tell their story of betrayal, and finally reveal their true murderer. When Shannon begins researching the murders at the local library, someone takes notice. She begins receiving threatening notes and photographs taken of her without her knowledge. An explosion at her home takes away what she holds most dear - her parents. A secret society steps in and offers to help Shannon fine tune her psychic abilities and to assist in protecting her from those bent on eliminating her. Someone is willing to pay any price to keep the truth, as well as her ancestors, dead and buried. Despite the attempts on her life, she is determined to find out what secret could be worth killing for so that she can finally put the past to rest.
First standalone book in a series of sexy m/m contemporary new adult novellas.
J.A. Souders's haunting debut―Renegade Since the age of three, sixteen-year-old Evelyn Winters has trained to be Daughter of the People in the underwater utopia known as Elysium. Selected from hundreds of children for her ideal genes, all her life she's believed that everything is perfect. Her world. Her people. The Law. But when Gavin Hunter, a Surface Dweller, accidentally stumbles into Elysium's secluded little world, Evelyn comes to a startling realization: Everything she knows is a lie. Her memories have been altered. Her mind and body aren't under her own control. And the person she knows as Mother is a monster. Together with Gavin she plans her escape, only to learn that her own mind is a ticking time bomb...and Mother has one last secret that will destroy them all.
Working on a classified project, aerospace engineer Sabine Reynolds discovers a major miscalculation right before she’s forced to spend an evening out on the town with her bosses. Assured they’ll address it in the morning, Sabine enters a bar and is unprepared for the burning attraction between her and the owner, who pursues her for a night of pleasure. Set ablaze, she needs to bolt out of there before she breaks her good girl rule and gives in to her desire. Navy Instructor Pilot and co-owner of JD’s Seafood Bar & Grille, Luke Hastings has his wings, but he’s no angel. He’s known for leaving a stream of broken hearts in his wake until Sabine lures him in with her sexy blushes and shy ways. Thinking he’s gone to heaven after meeting her, he soon learns they’re both working on the same project and someone’s after her. Hell, he doesn’t know which one is more dangerous, the ruthless killers chasing them or the sweet engineer threatening his heart.
At nineteen, Emily flies from Houston to Cancún to be a bridesmaid in her sister’s wedding. Hunky seatmate Aiden, who is heading to a buddy’s nuptials, is a sweet distraction from her fear of flying, but she expects her flirtation with the pro football player to end with the flight. In the airport, they discover that Emily’s sister is marrying Aiden’s friend. As the two wedding attendants spend time together in the days leading up to the nuptials, Emily finds herself falling for Aiden—until a pregnant woman crashes the wedding and claims that Aiden is her fiancé and the father of her baby. Emily rushes home to Houston, where she tries to become a hermit, if only her friends and brother would let her. How could she know how much her life would be transformed before her next trip to Cancún?
Kindle Scout Author, brings you Kickoff For Love Ashley (Ash) Hovey has been living with her football coach father for the past five years, so she has been around college and Pro football players most of her life. There isn't much Ash doesn't know about football, yet when she is introduced to Andy all she does is second guess herself and misread his actions. Then all of her insecurities begin to surface. Why would a twenty one year old college football captain be interested in a seventeen year old high school senior? Andy Richmond the captain of California Polytechnic University football team never thought he would fall for the coaches daughter. He has never had a reason to question himself or his actions so he finds it challenging when that is exactly what Ash does. How can he prove to Ash and her family he is not playing a game with her? Is Ash worth his time and effort? Relationships are challenging to begin with, add into the mix a mother living in another state and frustrations will kickoff to a new level. Will Ash and Andy’’s new relationship turnover under the stress or will the challenges be a kickoff for love?
Dive into the first installment of this gritty slow burn college romance series about love, loss, and second chances. Introverted Billie Dixon has life planned to a T, and Bradford College is her chance for comfortable solitude. Her best friend lives across the hall, her roommate ignores her, and to pay for textbooks, she puts her math skills to good use as a tutor. But Billie is in for a rude awakening. Life rarely goes according to plan. Her sister wonders why she never calls. Her best friend nags like a mother hen. Plus, sharing him with his playboy roommate, who uses every opportunity to infuriate her, wasn't part of the deal. And that tutoring gig? Her only pupil complicates their business arrangement when he develops a crush on her. If she thought this couldn't get worse... Then, she runs into the Math Department Head. Her father--and the only reason she can afford Bradford. He wants to rekindle their relationship after years of radio silence, but Billie isn't fully on board.
The power of memories. Little Rush is a sleepy town on the Ohio River. Bruce Michaels is a renowned Hollywood actor. The two should never cross paths, yet one summer everything changes. The actor, haunted by demons, chasing a ghost. The town, unaware. Until the two collide. Hudson, Willow, and Mason are high school seniors with very different upbringings, but all on the verge of adulthood. As the sun sets on their final summer, questions abound. Will they ever leave the town? Is there a future here? As their plans waver, time is running out. The struggle of mental illness. As he loses his friends and sinks deeper into depression, Hudson forms an unlikely bond with the actor, Bruce Michaels. But the old man is a ticking time bomb. As Hudson relies on him more, the danger to them both grows. When dark secrets are revealed, Hudson must confront the truth about his idol and himself. Bruce Michaels isn’t who he seems. Hudson is nearly lost. And in the end, they may be more similar than different. The search for meaning. Different paths, converging in a web of alcohol, fights, and romance. Worlds collide one summer in Anywhere, USA. The question is who will make it through. EVERYTHING, SOMEWHERE is an ambitious, sprawling look at the stories, people, and places forming the nuanced landscape of rural America.
New York City, 1975: Decent-hearted but spoiled Jewish college kid Ben Steiner is naively possessed by an overwhelming desire to be cool. At a springtime party on the night of his twenty-first birthday, he meets two people: Rebecca Glaser, the longed-for sweet girl of his dreams, and P.T. Deighland, a beguilingly knavish wiseacre from Princeton. Seduced by Deighland's cocksure irreverence while simultaneously succumbing to his own temptations, Ben makes a cascading series of unfortunate choices which not only threaten his budding relationship with Rebecca, but expose him to ruin at the hands of a ravishing but ruthless fashion model named Anthea Montague. Against the background of a vanished period in American history, STAINER offers a bittersweet nostalgic trip back to a less complex world, during a time of incautious excesses that, while deceptively fun and carefree, in due course forced many unwary youngsters like Benjamin Steiner to learn some necessary -albeit painful- lessons about growing up. "The author is an excellent storyteller and has crafted an easy-to-read novel... The way Ms. Woulff captured the decade of the 1970s, through descriptions of fashion, speech, and other details, is amazing... This is truly a gem!" - Deborah Lloyd, Readers' Favorite
Jade wants to give up on life. Battling the darkness inside her and the expectations of her Malaysian Chinese mother, Jade retreats to her bedroom and talks to a fictional counsellor - Deanna Troi from Star Trek. When Jade meets Rory, a charismatic local musician, their budding new friendship promises to be the light at the end of the tunnel - but will Jade get what she needs? Black and Blue is a contemporary coming-of-age story about mental health, the power of music and trying to find a place in the world.
In a distant future only known as year 61 of MAQS, the quiet utopian district of Cherni contains the perfect system. Everyone is assigned a duty, and life is harmonious directed by the chief quantum computer: MAQS. But Masha Mikhailov is not convinced of MAQS’ sincerity, and is determined to escape. Aided by her best friend Esfir, Masha's plans take a surprising turn when she is assigned to marry the Keeper, Kazimir. With both time and options running out, can Masha find her way out... or be forever trapped in the "perfect" life designated for her by the powerful AI? If you're a fan of Hyperion, The Giver, The Matrix, 1984 or Eagle Eye, you will love Quantum State.
Angelica was willing to do almost anything for Merrick, until they were caught. Her punishment for breaking Lymerian law is unthinkable, but at least she will live. In fact, she might live forever. This YA Sci-fi novel is the first in a series by debut author Bianca Sierra-Luebke. The Lymerians have been living in secret on Earth for centuries. Angelica is their newest replacement, taken to ensure the survival of this long-lived race and to discourage falling in love with a human. Yet Angelica is not like the previous replacements. Even her Architect is unusual. Clara, commander of the Slayers and deadliest of the Lymerians, is chosen. When she steps forward, their fates are sealed. The Laws of Liturgy are binding. As Clara and two Guards descend into the dungeons with Angelica, the entire race wonders what kind of Lymerian will return when the transition is complete. Full of deception, heartache, and despair, this dark novel is for readers that love a great twist. Bit by bit the story unfolds, changing everything you thought you knew the page before.
Cole Turner’s ex-wife is getting remarried. No amount of alcohol can drown that out, but taking home the hot brunette at the bar is a good enough distraction. That’s all Paige is meant to be—a distraction. Paige Minor is too busy studying for her law degree and getting over a bad breakup to care about finding another boyfriend. All she wants is one night of careless fun with a complete stranger. Cole seems like the perfect candidate. When Cole goes to pick up his son from his ex’s perfect house, with her perfect fiancé, and perfect new life, the last person he expects to see is Paige. She definitely shouldn’t be the one opening the door. As he stares at the person who was in his bed less than twenty-four hours earlier, a single thought occurs to him: I just slept with my ex’s new stepdaughter.
An erotic romance short story about growing sexual tension between two students. Brian and Eliana, two second year Kirk University students are tired of flings and one-night-stands, so when they start dating, they decide to leave sex out of it. However, they find that resisting their desires proves much harder than it seems. A perfect introduction to the Kirk University series, a series of romance novellas set in the UK that can be read in order or as standalones.
Lyra wishes she had found love at uni. Meanwhile, her friend Sam has been in a five-year relationship with his girlfriend back in London.
However, his increasing feelings for Lyra have become too strong to ignore.
Will these two pals become lovers, threatening Sam's relationship?
Savor all four novellas in the Life Shocks Romances Collection. With 90+ reviews and an average of 4.6 stars, you'll find an enchanting story for every occasion:
In my darkest days, I found solace in the words of rock star god Noah Hart. He saw into my heart. And I saw into his. Even though we'd never met, I felt as if I knew the man behind the music. Then I met him. Noah isn't a wounded poet. He's a jerk. He's abrasive, cutting, and guarded as hell. He says people are selfish. He says we're only out for ourselves. He refuses to trust. He refuses to let anyone in. I'm supposed to be helping him write a song. I'm supposed to be his confidant. But the only time we connect is when we take to his bed. Noah plays my body as skillfully as he plays the piano. He makes me feel things I've never dreamed of. And that includes heartache. The man behind the music is nothing like I imagined. Who exactly is this Noah Hart I've met, and what the hell happened to my soulful, romantic poet?
She’s his brother’s nanny...and totally off-limits. In an effort to escape her overprotective mother, Cassie moves to Tampa to decide her future and claim her independence. When she lands a job as a live-in nanny to adorable twin infants, she’s convinced she’s on the right track. Until she meets her new roommate: Tom. He’s an off-the-charts gorgeous neurologist (are they even allowed to be that sexy?) her boss’ brother, and also her aunt’s best friend. There are way too many points of contact for them to take the risk...but Cassie can’t help but fantasize what contact with him would feel like. Tom knows the stakes, but Cassie’s vibrant spirit strikes a chord in his heart and he can’t stay away. But just when they start to think they’re moving in sync, the unthinkable happens. Did taking the risk create a chasm too wide to bridge? **Risky Move is a standalone book in the Tampa Suns Hockey series. This sweet and spicy full-length novel can be read on its own—no cliffhanger, no cheating and a guaranteed Happily Ever After. You may enjoy meeting and following a growing group of friends connected by the Tampa Suns professional hockey team. Some characters are introduced in the Clearing the Ice Trilogy and Healthy Scratch.**
As far as apartments go, roommates Stella and Charlotte “Bronte” believe theirs to be just fine. Sure, they hate taking the stairs up to the third floor, especially after grocery shopping. And yes, the apartment staff could be a bit nicer. All things considered though, it’s not a bad place to live. Then they realize it’s haunted. Which isn’t all that bad, really. Cyril and Oliver are polite, charming, and respectful. Sure, they have to get used to seeing shadows in the corner of their eyes or hearing voices whispering from out of nowhere. But at least there aren’t cockroaches in the kitchen and the neighbors aren’t loud. Things seem positively hunky-dory. Until Oliver and Cyril begin seeing shadows, hearing growls. Then all four are left wondering: can ghosts be haunted themselves?
Meet the party girl Janet Buchanan hasn’t been the same since she tore her ACL during a college soccer game last year. Surgery and rehab were expected. Getting dumped by her boyfriend of three years wasn’t. To cheer her up, her former teammates take her out for a night on the town. It works a little too well. She’s been partying ever since. This is Mr. Nice Guy Danny Russell worked hard to get his life in order despite his chaotic upbringing. When Janet trips into his arms, it’s love at first sight. Not only is she the girl of his fantasies, she’s also a good person. She stands by him when his skeletons bust out of the closet. Unfortunately, he struggles to do the same for her. When he finally realizes what an idiot he’s been, he’ll do whatever it takes to get her back. But now that she’s standing on her own two feet, does she want his arms around her? Can be read as a standalone Happily Ever After Steamy romance
In this remarkable sequel to Together They Overcame, Eyal and Rosalind piece their lives together as a married couple after the tragic accident that left Rosalind fighting for her life. Struggling to find herself as she slowly recovers, Rosalind returns home with a deeper awareness of what has been troubling her for so long. While Eyal does his best to nurse his wife back to health amid the tension still present from a mother who disapproves of Rosalind’s German Catholic heritage, his transfer to a base in the Israeli desert comes into play. Rosalind quickly falls in love with her new surroundings and develops several deep-rooted friendships, but a series of tragic events and devastating betrayals leaves her questioning who she is—and what’s really important. For fans of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, Closer Together is a passionate tale of a young married couple struggling to find their way and regain their confidence in themselves and the life they are building together.
Saskia wakes up one morning and realises she has just slept with her friend's ex-boyfriend. She is determined to forget about it, but Malik isn't letting her go that easily. Will love pull them together or are they better apart?
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?
She's mending guitars and her life. He's trying to forget the war with music. Will one broken instrument make their love a smash hit? Jenna Olsen isn't sure she'll ever escape her terrible choices in love. Becoming a skilled guitar craftsperson helped with the anxiety, but she dreams of the day when she can trust someone again. When an up-and-coming country star asks for a custom guitar in an impossible time-frame, Jenna falls for the challenge… and the man. Camden Grace loves his music and adores his fans. His passions help him cope with the physical wounds he sustained in Iraq, but he remains haunted by his fractured family history. After his latest angry outburst leaves an expensive guitar shattered, he doesn't expect to find a strong-willed woman whose struggle echoes his own. As the instrument and their feelings start to come together, an old would-be flame attempts to sabotage their relationship with increasingly aggressive behavior. Will a jealous rival kill more than their careers or will Jenna and Camden rise above the rage to heal their hearts forever? Deep in the Heart is a new adult contemporary romance with a melody of music. If you like sizzling chemistry, raw emotions, and wounded heroes, then you'll love Alexa Padgett's compelling novel.
Eighteen year old Rosalind, a German Catholic descendant, left South Africa for Israel with her doctor boyfriend, Foxy, so they could pursue their dream of helping the wounded soldiers together. But when his jealous temper again gets the better of him, she decides to end their relationship, but still continue her nursing studies. When she’s assigned to Ward 21, Rosalind finds herself inexplicably drawn to Eyal, the bearded soldier with the sparkling brown eyes who, even laid up in a full-body cast, asks her out—and teaches her about passion and sex. Though Rosalind struggles to understand her confusing emotions toward Eyal, who arouses her physically but whose interests and upbringing are so different from her own, she eventually accepts his marriage proposal. 'Together They Overcame' offers a surprisingly honest and explicit depiction of a newlywed couple’s first two years of sexual gratification in marriage as they face family drama, a mother-in-law's hostilities towards the wife because her mother is both German and Catholic, cultural prejudice, and the hardships in a young country in the process of establishing itself. Juliet Aharoni’s novel, 'Together They Overcame', weaves fictionalized versions of her own experiences living in Israel into the romantic tale of a newlywed couple striving against all odds. 'Together They Overcame' is an opposites-attract romance set in Israel after the 1956 Sinai Campaign and not long after the holocaust. Rosalind ...
Sometimes hurtful remarks are easier to believe than the truth... That's what Annie Holden realizes after her family belittles her weight and the hottest guy in high school--her first big crush--humiliates her in front of the entire senior class. Fast-forward to now, Annie has left that insecure girl far behind as she starts her freshman year at college, or so she thought.... When she meets Brayden Clark, those old insecurities resurface with a vengeance. Brayden's gorgeous, athletic, and confident. Basically everything that Annie's not. Curvy girls like Annie don't date handsome jocks like Braydon. And falling for a guy like him is certainly not on her college to-do list. Because Annie has vowed to never fall in love again. Being alone is safer for her fragile heart, and those walls surrounding it might be tough to break, but Brayden isn't giving up without a fight. Keeping him in the friend-zone won't be easy and Annie's resolve weakens each time they meet. Brayden brings out a side of Annie that she never knew existed...a girl she hardly recognizes--one that is beautiful and self-assured. If only Annie could see herself through his eyes. Can one heart-melting kiss win her heart? And will it change both their lives forever?
A page-turning debut in the vein of Michelle Sagara and Kristen Britain -- A gripping tale of redemption, adventure, and home. Rose Trewin is on the run. Pursued by memories of her father, she runs from city to city, seeking normalcy. But Rose can't escape her past, or the magic running through her veins, the magic that allows her to slip through the shadows unnoticed. The magic her father once used to mold her into a mercenary sent to destroy his enemies. Her magic is growing and changing, becoming something new and untamable. Rose is unable to rest. Wolves wrapped in fog follow her relentlessly along the countryside. Desperate, she uses her magic to escape, but the shadows are pushing her towards the center of a conspiracy. Now, her country teeters on the brink of a civil war as a Lord Governor gathers power against the king. An enemy, with magic similar to her own, emerges in the chaos of political intrigue. Faced with a country at war and a king brought to his knees, Rose must accept who she is and harness her powers in order to save her country and herself.
College freshman Estelle Wright has it all: a superpower, a flying horse, and a hunky boyfriend. All is threatened when her old enemy swears revenge, ruthless killers target Atalanta, and Toby is under pressure to dump her. But, Estelle’s knack of finding trouble scuttles his plans. Their lives are at stake and they face agonizing decisions. The wrong choice will lead to disaster. If you enjoy superhero adventures with quirky animals, thrilling chases and a rollercoaster romance, read this fun story.
When twenty-something Michelle Vermont decided to open Beans Cafe, she'd thought it would be fun, particularly with charming Clive Banks as her business partner. Not only is Clive a professional coffee buyer, he's also drop dead gorgeous. But Clive suddenly vanishes, leaving Michelle with nothing more than a few text messages, debts and a workload she can't handle. Michelle vows to find her errant associate and bring him back to work kicking and screaming if she has to. He can stand by the cappuccino frother until he's made up for all the trouble he's caused. Unfortunately the only person who seems to be able to help Michelle is Clive's brother, Arthur Banks, a ruthless property developer. Despite the fact that he's even more handsome than his sibling with dreamy eyes, he's a greedy capitalist, and certainly not to be trusted. Thrown together by the mystery of the missing barista, Michelle and Arthur will be forced to find a way to work together... ...And Michelle might even find herself falling in love with the enemy.