To escape her upcoming ill-fated nuptials, baron’s daughter Annabel seeks help from Philip, a widowed duke looking for a new wife. A marriage of convenience would benefit them both — but could his secret destroy the true feelings that are just beginning to blossom? Can be read as a standalone book or as part of the series, Inconvenient Brides.
Funny, clean, small-town, sleuth novels—with a touch of romance. The heartwarming relationships between young and old and the quirky world of loveable characters will make Pineapple Port Mysteries your new favorite series!
"Too much!! Wow! I don't think I've had so much laughter and fun in a cozy mystery ever! " - Amazon Reader ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Book #1 of the binge-worthy series by Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Amy Vansant, Pineapple Lies, is a twisty puzzler...with an ending you won't see coming!
"One of the best surprise ending I have read.." - Amazon Vine Voice Reader ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman is huge right now, and if you like that you will love Pineapple LIes. Personally, I have to say I enjoyed this even more." - author Tommy Ueland
If you like Thursday Murder Club or HULU's "Murders in the Building", you'll love Pineapple Port Mysteries!
As an orphan adopted by one of Florida's 55+ communities, Charlotte never expected life to be wild. Golf cart racing with her surrogate mothers Mariska and Darla was about as nutty as life got...until she found the hot pawnbroker's mom buried in her backyard.
Talk about making a lousy first impression...
Armed with nothing but her wits, Pineapple Port's questionable cast of characters, and a growing crush, Charlotte is determined ...
Disappearing wasn’t going to be enough…they needed a plan…some answers…and a safe place so they could stop running in circles trying to stay one step ahead of the guys who seemed to want her dead. Simon Sullivan might not be who Ava always believed him to be, but along with his brother, he’d spent his life trying to protect her. That wasn’t going to change especially now when everything they’d planned for, hoping against hope it would never be needed, was playing out exactly as they’d feared. But he’s not alone. Harper Riley isn’t about to let anything happen to Ava. He’s already killed to protect her…and will again. It’s the middle of the twenty-third century and while there have been staggering technological and environmental advances, human nature is still very much the same as it has always been. One woman unexpectedly finds herself thrust into the middle of a long simmering struggle between power, greed, and an overwhelming effort to keep long hidden secrets buried.
A Far Way to Run is a compelling story about overcoming the past to discover your purpose. This novel chronicles what happens when a woman traumatized by a sexual assault must make a life-defining choice to continue hiding, or stand up in the face of evil to save a stranger. Shayne Wright returns to the Texas town where she grew up for a funeral and accidentally gets caught in a human trafficking scheme gone wrong. When she stops to render aid at an accident, she ends up with a gunshot wound to her shoulder and a target on her back when the trafficker believes she stole his money. Her plan to stay the night at the old family farm becomes complicated when she finds it has been leased to a man working through some past demons of his own. Former military sniper Ethan McGregor is here on a reconnaissance mission for an organization that fights human trafficking. The complications keep coming when her prodigal brother shows up. When he tells Shayne and Ethan he saw a woman being held against her will, Ethan's interest intensifies, thinking this might be the human trafficking he's here to uncover. Shayne, on the other hand, wrestles with trusting her brother. Her conscience propels her to search for a way to help, but knowing the woman is being held at the place where she'd been assaulted makes her wary. It doesn't help that she's kept the attack a secret. The one person who knows her secret is also obsessed with her. When he abducts her, she finds out her strength to face evil is ...
★★★★★ Casi McLean never fails to bring it in such enchanting ways, and her ability to put the reader smack in the middle of the action (and believe me, there’s plenty to be had here), puts her at the top of my to-read list every single time she releases a new title. ––A Kindle Customer ★★★★★ Timeless Secrets has all the components of a number one bestseller – fantasy, time-traveling, mystery – as well as including the complexities of the human condition and the story will delight the reader in every way. I’ve read several other of her fantastic stories, but this may be the best one yet. Bravo, Ms. McLean, for this riveting page-turner. Five golden stars were awarded – I wish it could be ten. ––Susan Ricci ★★★★★ This story is captivating I read it in one sitting ! It’s fun , suspenseful and keeps you guessing! I loved it! ––Jennifer H. Ong Searching for antiques in the North Georgia foothills, the Holloway sisters never expected to discover a bony hand protruding through the ground––or an antique watch that would spiral them through time. From USA Today and Amazon Best Selling Author, Casi McLean, comes another gripping time travel mystery to keep you hugging the edge of your seat. To Raine Holloway, the idea of time travel existed only in fiction––until her antique shop search leads her to Abingdon Manor, an abandoned property in the North Georgia foothills. When the old barn loft collapses beneath her feet, the fall reveals an antique watch that changes Raine’s life forever. ...
…Or will he? When author Annie Allred is left by her cheating husband, a dream rekindles her feelings for an old friend, a romance that never bloomed. Wishing she could start over, she writes a novel about their time together--ending it with the romance she imagined they could have if they met again. But when her old spark discovers her novel, things get a little crazier than she intended.
Everyone knows vampires don’t exist. So when Mildred Schmidt, one of Charlie’s customers, is convinced that her next-door neighbor’s house sitter is actually a vampire, Charlie of course has to step in to see what is really going on. What she finds is … disturbing. The house sitter DOES have some peculiar habits—like digging holes in the backyard in the middle of the night. Surely, they aren’t … graves. But then Polly, a local teenager, goes missing. Of course, teenagers DO run away from time to time. Less explainable is the dead body that then appears in the “vampire’s” yard. Luckily, Charlie is hot on the case, and not a moment too soon as she races to not only find Polly, but to discover the killer before the bodies start to pile up.
Shee wants a home.
Shee McQueen grew up skip tracing and hunting military criminals with her father, Mick, until someone put a bounty on her head, forcing her underground. Resurfacing years later, she returns to her family’s hotel in Jupiter Beach, FL, to find Mick in a coma, shot in the head by an unknown sniper.
"Loved! This book was hard to put down! Anyone who likes Patterson’s books will like this one! It will keep you on the edge of your seat till the end!" ~ Cathy M. Rose ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Shee wants answers.
The Loggerhead Inn has everything Shee could want in a beach hotel---sea turtle wall art, a tiny Yorkshire terrier mascot who thinks she’s a pit bull, and her father’s staff of deadly, damaged military veterans, looking to redeem their troubled souls by helping others. Not to mention--- Hold on...
How did Mason Connelly, the SEAL she fell for decades ago, just appear in the lobby? Why did he have to show up now demanding answers to secrets long buried?
Shee wants it all back.
But someone wants her dead.
From the moment Shee McQueen appears, The Girl Who Wants straps the reader into a twisting rolle ...
You never know what’s hiding in the shadows. Hazel I’ve always seen ghosts, but since moving to Shadow Falls I haven’t seen a single spirit. Everyone says weird stuff happens here, it’s just a way of life. Ghosts don’t scare me but what’s happening in Shadow Falls is terrifying. Shadows that cling to people like parasites and a man who wants to devour me. Alarik Something is wrong in Shadow Falls. All of the souls have disappeared and my reaper is getting weaker every day. I don’t need any distractions and that’s what Hazel is. Something about her calls to the darkness inside me. She’ll either be my salvation or the end of me. This is a full-length paranormal romance meant for 18+.
Lovable dancing dog Curly plays silly songs, wears crazy costumes, and invites you to help count down her top tunes. For added fun, Curly shares a special surprise at the end of the book. With rhythmic text and page-turning costume fun, Curly Dog’s Jump Around Music Countdown is perfect for beginning readers and family storytime. Funny and easy to read, this educational and entertaining book leaves kids and adults both saying “let’s read it again!” Curly amuses readers with not-so-perfect dance moves, and lots of entertaining costumes, including a princess, a superhero, a dinosaur, and a rock star. Whimsical and charming, this book is sure to be a quick favorite at your house. It’s a great opportunity for you to count, dance, and giggle with your child as you enjoy Curly’s countdown adventure again and again.
Laurel Benson is a loyal and dedicated nurse. She may be petite, but she’ll take on anyone who threatens her patients’ safety and well-being. That feisty protectiveness creates problems when a hit and run victim lands in the ER and Police Detective Cade Resnick arrives to investigate. There’s no denying the sparks between these two, but their professions put them at odds. As Cade zeroes in on his suspect, Laurel won’t make it easy for him, not while the suspect is under her care. More than once, these two clash when Cade’s quest for justice collides with Laurel’s concern for her patients. Come along on the start of a new series and meet the staff and professionals who give Texas General Hospital its heart. There’s never a dull moment in the ER, or in the lively college town of College Station, Texas! From the best-selling author of The Sisters, Texas Mystery Series, Mirrors Don't Lie Series, and The Spirits of Texas Cozy Mysteries, enjoy a fresh approach to quick cozy reads, some dedicated to mystery, some to romance. Welcome to Texas General Cozy Cases!
Shelby Wolfe doesn’t believe in ghosts, but the one who asks her to solve his murder doesn’t care. River towns—even ones named Goose Lick—have their charm. For recently divorced Shelby, Goose Lick also has extended family, which is just what she needs. It also has an old police station/former hotel for sale cheap, and Shelby knows all about rehabbing old buildings. But when the former and now deceased police chief appears with his claims of murder, she realizes she’s gotten more than she bargained for. The chief died of carbon monoxide poisoning, and the town is evenly divided on whether it was an accident or suicide. The chief insists it was neither, but it seems dead people don’t have access to all the answers. Shelby agrees to investigate his death in the hope that, if she finds them for him, he’ll move on. She soon finds that river towns have more than charm, family, and cheap old buildings. They also have secrets. And some people will kill to keep them.
Life was never going to be the same again…friends had become family and strangers became friends…all in the midst of a storm like no other and the aftermath that no one could have ever predicted. Jess and Max find their relationship takes an unexpected and life-changing turn…Brian decides on a risky mission that no one can talk him out of…and Sara struggles with the knowledge that among those responsible for the terror of the last year are a few who have ties to the tragedy in her past that is never far from her thoughts. After the Storm is the final book in the Home to Clare Harbor series...an ongoing story of family, friends, and strangers who come together at a time when the unknown is their greatest enemy…and their hidden sanctuary is their greatest defense.
Early Christmas morning, Tori returns home to frantic banging on her front door. She goes to investigate, but instead of finding someone at the door, there is a barefoot man lying dead outside in the snow in a pool of blood. She calls the police, but when they arrive, the body is gone. There is one set of footprints in the snow leading to the road before vanishing. The mystery deepens further when unsettling and unexplained occurrences begin to dog Tori’s footsteps, and she teams up with Hal Breakspear, a private paranormal detective. Their investigation leads them to discover something far more sinister and terrible than Tori and Hal ever could have imagined.
What happens when a human falls in love with a Faeblood? An orphaned caster, all Ember wants is to fulfill her childhood wish of finding others who share her gift. Until she meets Gavyn, an elite fighter known for his hardened reputation and fierce brotherhood. Is embracing the passion between them worth the heartache it brings to their found families? Perfect for those who crave spice in their adventures, this is Gavyn and Ember’s story — featuring a grumpy hero, a sunshiny heroine, and a steamy happily-ever-after.
He came from a distant world. She was from another time. Destiny knows no boundaries. Wales 1956. Bethan Davies had her life all figured out. In a few weeks, she would be leaving for London to train as a nurse, then it would be on to Australia to join her successful brother. It was all settled. When the handsome and mysterious Ian Noble comes to the village and sweeps her off her feet, Bethan’s world is turned on its head. Head over heels in love, her cherished plans are changed in a heartbeat. Until her new husband vanishes without a trace two days after their wedding. Grief-stricken and bewildered, Bethan leaves the village and resumes her plans to become a nurse. Years later, when an unexpected bequest came Bethan's way, she learns her husband was not all he seemed. But then, neither is Bethan… An entrancing love story, perfect for lovers of timeslip and historical time travel, on location around the galaxy!
Irritating people to death isn’t easy.
End the line to earn your freedom, the demon lord promised. Four centuries later, Alastor ran out of Walpole heirs to kill, but the curse remained.
Angry, exhausted, lonely, and in constant pain, he craves to be seen and heard again.
But when a long-lost heir enters Walpole Hall to auction it, hope sparks, and so do emotions. Darien brings hope, warmth, understanding, and doesn’t hate his pranks.
Time is running out to choose: kill the first heir who doesn’t view him as a problem to eliminate, and walk free with a broken heart, or let Darien go and become a ghost until the sun explodes.
Themes: Demonic curses. Demons. Ghosts. Witches. Enemies to lovers. Opposites attract. Historical violence. Murder. Extreme brattish behavior. Historical class war. Culture clash, multicultural romance, Cameo appearances of other DeMMonica characters.
DeMMonica is a dark mm paranormal series set in the same world as INCUBUS and is intended for mature readers.
If fluffy, low angst is your thing, RUN AWAY!
The third installment of The Meraki Series: All Krystina wants is to travel to beautiful locations, promote her blog, and achieve Insta fame. But with Loukas, her pesky frenemy from childhood, in tow, she hardly has time to breathe. If only he would leave her alone! But when the unforeseen strikes, forcing her to face challenging situations she never thought possible, it’s Loukas that helps her through it all. And then there’s the search her sisters began to find out what happened to her missing grandfatherthe man her grandmother has pinned all her faith on, believing he will one day return to her. Krystina is determined to find and bring him home, even through the most challenging of times. This quest will test everything she has come to know. But she may learn that through it all, when everything else crumbles around you, love is worth fighting for.
She was an angel that came to me in my darkest hour. Finding out she's real is everything, and I'll stop at nothing to make her mine.... NFL quarterback, Zolt Hamil was America's heartthrob until a career-ending injury changed his life. Years later, that injury still haunts him, so does the hallucination of a young, sable-eyed, blonde beauty whom he conjured that painful day on the football field. After many one-night stands, only she holds his heart— his angelic seraph.. On the first day at his new job at a law firm in Scottsdale, Arizona, Zolt comes face to face with his hallucination, Irelyn Wilkes. Their star-crossed connection and explosive passion for each other pulls them together, and this time, Zolt refuses to let her slip from his life. But Irelyn has her own demons to fight, and her controlling boyfriend is one of them. He doesn't take kindly to other people playing with his toys, and he'll stop at nothing to keep her by his side. Can Irelyn and Zolt defy the odds and find a second chance at love? Or, will the events set in motion years ago keep them apart forever? The story, and its exciting conclusion, continues in Being Zolt.
Shhh...don't tell anyone. This book is in the planning stages and the author is trying to come up with a plot. But don't worry, The Burnett Brides has always been her favorite series and now she is writing this family in modern times. Look out world, Travis is coming...soon.
In a world full of elves, woodwose, gargoyles, and brownies among others, humans can't help crossing paths with all of the magical species. Well, everyone except Avril. She manages to avoid all elves. Then one day, her master orders her to steal a dagger from the very elf she wishes to evade most, the elven spymaster of Eldarlan. Bound by her indenture, she has no choice but to obey. She plans a swift sneak-and-grab mission, but things go awry. Illeron knows more than any elf should. The gathering, analyzing, and disseminating of information consumes his life to the point his brother suggests he needs a distraction. So, when a human woman breaks into his study to steal his dagger, he seizes the opportunity and offers her a bargain she can't refuse. And a fate he never imagined. The Elven Spymaster's Thief is a light, fantasy romance novella full of banter, flirting, and fun romantic moments. It features an opposites-attract romance between a human girl and an attractive elf lord with a bit of a culture clash thrown in for fun.
When Tony and Kelly Wagner rented out their new home to help pay off the mortgage, they were not expecting an entourage of ten, complete with bodyguards. Spurred by curiosity and caution, Tony delves into newspaper publisher Randy McKay's background and reads Randy's best-selling memoir about his harrowing kidnapping. For his part, Randy is intrigued as to why a local deputy would be a trusted FBI tracker and consultant. He does his own digging. The two develop a wary respect over their shared experiences. When Randy's bodyguard is shot by a sniper, Randy appeals to sheriff Wyatt Garret to join the investigation. Tony once again finds himself working with the FBI, in the company of good friend and agent Daisy Malone. Together, the four hunt the shooter as the investigation takes them across the American south and southwest, uncovering old grudges and random murder alike. In this 12th Tony Wagner mystery, author Paula F Winskye brings together the protagonists of her two series for the first time!
Who thought Doofus and Floofus would be the best cat detectives in Quinn? Starting over in a sleepy small town would never be easy, but Misty Milton’s gourmet cat food delivery business soon made her a hit with the locals. Well, most of them… Until her cats help a teenage couple uncover a curiously preserved 50 year old corpse while hunting for fabled pirate treasure. That’s when a tale of unrequited love, blackmail and murder rapidly unravels. And if that wasn’t tricky enough, her bully of a husband has tracked her across five states, determined to drag her back to Kansas… Can Misty and her feline sidekicks solve this mystery before another murder shakes the community?
There are those who are born into loving families and then there are the less fortunate who must forge their own families through strong friendships. At a local small library in New York City, one such family was born. And just like so many capricious happenstances in life, this family unit embraced newcomers and grew exponentially. But this clan was also charged with far more than spreading love and joy and a sense of belonging. This clan was formed by divine Providence to help save the planet. Gabrielle Bernstein, the MC of Like a Lily Among the Thorns, is a woman in her twenties and has started her career as a librarian at a NYC public library. Abandoned by her father as a young girl and now orphaned by her deranged mother, Gabby longs for a family connection. Coincidentally, she finds this connection at the same time she inherits a B&B in Vermont from her estranged and now deceased father. This enchanted inn is under the watchful eye of goddesses of myth and legend who have been tasked to save mankind from destroying itself and this planet. These goddesses will use their powers to try and stall the onslaught of the effects of droughts, floods, and rising temperatures. But as a safety net they have collected human saviors all over the planet to erect safe havens at high altitudes away from flood waters and blistering temperatures. This one group of saviors are ordinary people who have some extraordinary abilities and enjoy a higher consciousness. They are brought toget ...
A junior higher dares to direct the school play. Can she handle her cast of peers? Aimi Wilby has a never-say-quit spirit. Arriving early and staying late at the theater, the 8th-grader is determined to stage a successful production. Not even an absent mentor, infighting cast members, an apathetic school administration or overbearing parents will deter her. Aimi resolves that even if she must play the peacemaker, offer special tutoring for a friend and spend sleepless nights writing an original script she will not give up. But, her tireless efforts may prove wholly inadequate when an administrator insists on the late addition of a cast member with a dark past. Will Aimi’s fervent intentions survive this foreign complication?
2022 Maxy Award Winner in the Suspense and Horror Category Semi-Finalist in the 2021 Publishers Weekly/BookLife Prize Fiction Contest in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror category! "Knight has crafted a disturbing, horrifying, and eloquently written novel that expertly captures the sensations of desperation, fear, and confusion."--2021 BookLife Prize Fiction Contest. If you had the chance to bring back a lost loved one, but the cost was the death of an innocent person at your own hand, would you do it? In the year and a half since Jack Clausen lost his five-year-old daughter, RosaMarie, his life has fallen apart. His marriage is failing, he’s been fired from his job, and his drinking is problematic. Depressed and despondent, Jack steps off a platform into an oncoming commuter train. At the moment before impact, someone grabs him from behind and pulls him away from danger. His rescuer is a small person with unusual features who offers Jack a way to bring his daughter and son back, but there is a high price to pay. When Jack agrees to the deal but then refuses to pay his debt, events spiral out of control, leading to series of different realities, each worse than the one he originally tampered with. Identicals explores themes of loss, anger, fear, blame, self-loathing and redemption within the context of a fast paced, unique and suspenseful storyline.
Fleeing her past, Mary runs straight into the arms of danger. Mary Beattle had to run. Even now, the law is searching for her. There was no time to bury her sister. No time to explain her actions. Only a chance to pack a bag and get on a stage out of town. Then she meets a matchmaker and soon finds herself as a mail-order bride. Wanting a fresh start, Mary gets the shock of a lifetime when she reaches Treasure Falls, Montana. After a sordid beginning, Andrew Larsen and Jesse Sanders have turned their lives around. Now they own the local mine. They’re wealthy, powerful men in the small town of Treasure Falls. But there are no women, so they order brides for the men in town. What a surprise when the stage pulls in and they discover the matchmaker has outdone herself. But the woman they choose brings peril to Treasure Falls—a menace that threatens their tenuous hold on their bride and exposes the unsavory aspect of their pasts.
A suspenseful race against the clock thriller and a frantic exploration through Eastern Europe, as a worried father desperately searches for his missing wife. I DON'T KEEP SECRETS. UNLESS I HAVE TO. Nelli Horvath is a Hungarian immigrant seemingly living the American dream in Las Vegas with her husband, Clint, and their son, Ryan. After receiving an invitation to her 20th high school reunion, Nelli flies back to her home country after nearly two decades, and that’s the last time her American family hears from her. Determined to find his missing wife, Clint travels to Hungary for the first time, where he drops into the middle of a race-against-the-clock investigation, chasing clues through historical towns and sketchy places. Caught in a web of secrets and lies, Clint realizes how little he knows about his wife’s past, leaving him to wonder if he knows his wife at all.
U.S. Civil War is over. Mexico fights Emperor Maximilian. Border warlords wreak havoc along the Rio. Cattle are rustled. Innocents are killed. U.S. girls are stolen across the border. 2 Civil War vets wade the Rio to rescue a stolen girl. Texas Lawmen won’t go. The U.S. Cavalry can’t cross the border. Jeb & Zach, Civil War vets, wade the Rio Bravo to find a stolen girl- Jeb’s 14-year-old niece, Becky! A border war rages across the Rio with ranches burned. No one is safe. Jeb and Zach pledge to bring Becky home -- or die trying.
Jacqueline Carey, author of the Kushiel’s Legacy series, says "Shorn is a striking debut, filled with skilled world-building” and “complex psychological tension.” Kirkus Reviews calls SHORN a “grand-scale fantasy” with “remarkable depth” and characters that are “emotionally relatable and endearing.” Jhared Denaban, a cursed soldier, enters his country's service desperate to pay the generations-old debt caused by his race’s betrayal. Though shorn of his wings, like all his treacherous kind, Jhared still burns with dark desires for rebellion and flight. Posted to the border to protect Avelos from invaders, he discovers that his best intentions inevitably turn toward chaos. As he seeks the source of political and magical threats, he must defend himself from the people who believe his death is the only way the ancestral debt can be settled. High Priestess Nemiah struggles to keep her people safe on the Sacred Path. Her temple lost its standing, as well as the faith of its followers, when its priestesses rose against their rulers. Now she seeks forbidden history and heretical secrets to learn how to fight the magic that shreds her country. Only by betraying Avelos once again can Jhared and Nemiah save their people from destruction. But what new chaos will their choices create? A tale of oppression and resilience, the high cost of vengeance, and the malleable nature of truth. Shorn carries us to a breathtaking new world on wings that won’t be broken.
Will they embrace the love that could be theirs, or will the past steal their future? Rachel had the job of her dreams until it turned into a nightmare. She sees something she shouldn't, and now, she's desperate and running for her life. But when she gets to Serenity Bay and meets doctor charming, she's torn between skipping town again or giving love a chance. Scarred by the betrayal of the woman he loved, Matt moved to Minnesota to start over. Unfortunately, it wasn't far enough to escape his past. Now he'll have to deal with a truth he'd buried, but not all lies die a peaceful death. Then Matt meets Rachel, and she turns his world upside down. The romance that started as a ruse soon becomes more real than they thought possible. But fate has a wicked sense of humor, and if they want a future together, they'll have to fight for their lives. Can they defeat their worst nightmare when the past knocks on the door? Click on Buy or Read for Free to borrow from Kindle Unlimited. Then journey with Rachel and Matt as they fight the danger that stalks her and their chance at love. The Men of Serenity Bay books can be read as a standalone; each has its own HEA.
Pineapple Port Mysteries by Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Amy Vansant, is a funny, clean, small-town, female amateur sleuth series, but with all the pulse-pounding excitement of a detective thriller. Every book in the series can be read as a standalone.
Charlotte hunts a killer with a curious cookie-cutter calling card who seems to be out to impress the local true-crime podcaster. The work keeps her from concentrating on the fact her boyfriend has been acting strange...it seems Declan is ready to make a few major life decision.
Meanwhile, Mariska and Darla take over a local restaurant while the owner's out of town, and can't help but add a few things to the menu… bad idea, since the owner belongs to a true crime club that roots for the killers...
Mix in an earbud-wearing puppy, a starry-eyed deputy, and white-knuckle action and you'll find yourself wanting to move to Pineapple Port...again!
"I will usually binge-read an entire cozy mystery series even if I just "like" the series. I started off just liking Pi ...
CIA covert operative, Titus Ray, agrees to help his protégé, Ben Mitchell, out of a tough spot, by accepting an assignment to Venezuela, but when the operation takes a deadly turn, Titus is forced to do something he’s never done before—rely on Ben to bring them home.
The magnetic poles have shifted. Powers ignite in their veins. But are their emerging Unhidden talents strong enough to defend them from annihilation? Anna Taylor is barely holding her anxiety at bay. With scales growing on her body and shocking magic now at her command, the teacher flees after being outed by a student and attacked by an angry mob. And after arriving at a safehouse on a farm in Ireland for training and protection, she feels unprepared for her first mission to neutralize an explosive threat. Vietnam vet Maximilian Hurley subdues his demons with drink. So when an Unhidden agent comes to Australia to recruit him, and a fire mysteriously destroys his plane, the troubled pilot doesn’t have much to lose. Teaming up with Anna, the tough-talking Aussie battles through his PTSD as they save Cork from a devastating bombing. As the group of talents grows to a core crew of six, Anna and Max discover there’s little peace as a coalition of xenophobic extremists rises against those with Unhidden Blood. And now their combined powers might be the only thing standing in the way of their total extermination… Can Anna, Max, and the squad stem a tsunami of chaos and death? Taming of the Few is the first book in the Guardians of PHAE Irish urban fantasy series. If you like snarky banter, spectacular world-building, and nail-biting tension, then you’ll love Christy Nicholas’ urban fantasy adventure. Buy Taming of the Few to defend a powerful destiny today!
When long-buried betrayal is uncovered, can the magic of the season heal old wounds? A story of friendship, love, and second chances in the second half of life After her divorce, Kathleen moved closer to her daughter and grandchildren, hoping to get to know them better and find a new place to belong. Not ready to retire, Kathleen bought the local toy store only to find that, after sinking a large amount of her savings into it, the business was losing money. She must turn a profit by year’s end, and she can if she has a good holiday sales season. If not, well…it doesn’t bear thinking about. Just as the season begins, Kathleen’s daughter and son-in-law are called away on an emergency and ask Kathleen to mind the children for a few weeks. Kathleen jumps at the chance to spend quality time with the girls and though it will take some juggling to care for both the children and the store, she’ll handle it. What she can’t handle is Roy, the twin’s paternal grandfather. The conniving schemer is trying to steal their granddaughters’ love and leave her out in the cold. Again. Roy, a widow of two years, has agreed to care for his granddaughters while his son and daughter-in-law are away. What he finds disagreeable taking Kathleen’s help. The woman is meddlesome, managing, competitive, and a general pain. But he promised his son, and he always keeps his promises. Can the magic of the season heal the strife between this pair and help them find peace, forgiveness, and maybe even love? If yo ...
He was protecting those he loved.... She wanted him to notice her and when he did, she knew she could never let him go. #Unputdownable Amanda (Mandy) Gilchrist was just baffled by her colleague. One minute he was her rock and the next he couldn't get away from her fast enough...only to land himself in jail. Her bosses now hate him and wouldn't help him cross the street let alone post bail, so it was up to her — except someone got to him first. What the heck was going on? By now he must realize he needs her help… And it’s going to cost him because this time she’s not going to turn a blind eye. Mandy’s going to make sure David sees her skills as a PI and as a woman too — one he’s got ‘tied up inside and out’. Because he may not know it yet but they’re both looking for exactly the same thing. David aka Hack Varetti is in deep. A little finagling with the FBI and maybe he'll get his life back on track but there’s no guarantees. Making the wrong associations only landed him in the clink, but now he's got a second chance --- to fix his life. And to take care of her. Because, although Mandy doesn't know it yet she needs something only he can give her, and he can't wait to show her how a Dom brings his Sub to fulfillment because it's something she'll never forget. Even though the last thing he wanted to do was involve her in his mess, afraid she’d get hurt. He knew, if he wanted her to trust him again, he was going to have to work for it. Everyone's got to learn the ropes sometime... ...
Bishop Nigel smiled at me. ‘Holy water doesn’t harm vampires. Which is just as well, as it would make it impossible to baptise them.’
When I was asked by a dragon to give him the last rites, I never dreamed it would lead to negotiating with his cannibalistic family or running from snail sharks. Life as the priest of a small English village is quite tame in comparison. At least I have Morey, a gryphon with sarcasm management issues, to help me. And if all else fails, there’s always red wine and single malt whisky.
As if my life weren’t complicated enough, a darkly beautiful dragon named Raven keeps appearing where I least expect him, I’ve met a handsome police inspector who loves science fiction as much as I do, and my younger brother is getting into trouble for trying to pick up vampires.
That’s what happens when you’re dealing with an incredible and dangerous parallel world full of mythical creatures.
And I have to learn to navigate it all without losing myself, or my brother…
The Grits are About to Hit the Fan. The Golden Girls meets Married to the Mob in this madcap mystery series packed with Mafioso-style mayhem and a generous dollop of Southern-style sarcasm. When wannabe actress Doreen Diller takes a job with her celebrity crush, his new acting gig takes them on location to St. Petersburg, Florida. What awaits Doreen in the Sunshine State will seal her fate -- in the form of a role she didn't see coming and a family she didn't bargain for. New from the author of the Val Fremden Midlife Mystery Series. She took a stab at stardom. It stabbed back. A celebrity crush leads to Mafioso-style mayhem in this madcap adventure sure to satisfy fans of cozy mysteries and women’s fiction alike.
As the sun hits the glossy surface of the crystal ball, the tree inside glows. After traveling through one world after the other, time is running out. The choice must be made; the crystal ball shattered to set free its valuable contents before it’s too late. How It All Began is a short story of a thousand words and invites you into The Magical Universe showing you the beginning by telling the story of The Tree of Life.
"Kilty As Charged has everything you could want: a very strong lead woman (Catriona); fast-paced storyline; lots of action; some huge Scotsmen; great dialogue and plenty of humor; a great cast of supporting characters; and even some time travel! A hilarious story told in a very interesting way. Throw in some mystery and intrigue and you've got yourself a great read....Amy Vansant has written a highly imaginative, mystery/love/humor-filled novel that leaves you wanting to read the next in the series ASAP!!!" ~ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ MMG
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Falling in love with the boss is never a good idea My boss works on the other side of the world, and that works just fine for me. When he barks out his instructions, I sit through the video call and nod, with the occasional smile to acknowledge how happy I am to be his dedicated New Zealand personal assistant. He only sees my face on-screen, though. He doesn’t see the way I’m stabbing my pen into the little paper doll I made of him – or see the Days-Since-Grant-Price-Smiled chart (currently running at thirty-eight). When he does let his smile escape, it’s a game changer. He’s ridiculously handsome if you like dark blue eyes and a chiselled jaw, all wrapped up in a city suit. He’s only been to the Wellington office once in the last three years, and his schedule is so busy, there’s no chance of him coming anytime soon. And I’d know if he was planning an overseas trip, because I’d be the one booking his flights and hotel. Right? I was only out for two days of sick leave. So, when I return, what the hell is he doing sitting in my office, leaning back in my chair, and twirling the Grant Price Bosshole Doll around his fingers? I’m the longest-serving PA he’s had. I’ve managed to stick it out for nine months so far, but now I think my days are numbered. What is he going to do to make me pay for this? Boss on the Line is a standalone romance with an HEA. While it's part of a series, each book is a different couple and can be read on its own.
How much is love truly worth?
With an empty fridge, and rent to pay, Liam Perry dreams of finding a rich wife so he can lounge at the poolside, sipping cocktails and doing what he’s good at—looking seductive.
But sometimes the most unexpected encounters can change your life forever.
After a chance collision with a handsome vet leaves Liam not totally against the idea of the future Mrs Perry being a rich Mr Perry a complication arises when his seductive charms hook the eye of the vet’s boyfriend—bigger fish and wealthy businessman, Lawrence Paul. A dark-haired Casanova who’s keen to woo his pants off with champagne and sweet flattery.
As all of Liam’s dreams seem to be coming true, how can he say no?
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A rescued by a handsome stranger, gay romantic comedy full of mishaps with dogs, cats, rats and reindeer.
A woman is brutally murdered. That same night Detective Sidney Langston is rushed to the hospital with chest pains. Nothing is wrong, yet the pain persists until the slain victim reaches out from beyond the grave for Sidney’s help to vindicate her wrongfully imprisoned husband. Sidney must solve the crime and correct an injustice – or forever be tormented by the woman’s ghost.
When the Strongest Hurricane in Decades Takes Aim at Florida, Ronnie Tries to Escape its Wrath. Will she Die in the Storm or Be Lost in Time Forever? Ronnie Andrews is lucky to be alive after a time travel glitch nearly took her life during Hurricane Frances. When Hurricane Ivan, one of the strongest storms in decades, sets its sights on Florida, Ronnie jumps at the chance to join Mike, her mysterious new boss, on a business trip to Puerto Rico. Sparks fly, but when a newspaper article surfaces with horrific pictures of a woman who may have died at Mike's hands, Ronnie regrets the decision. Before she can confront Mike about what she knows, Hurricane Jeanne forms off the coast, trapping them on the island. Her doctors warned that another time-travel-induced illness may kill her. Mike may be her only salvation. The storm strikes and Ronnie time travels to Texas in 1872 where she is taken by Comanches. A rescue party saves her life led by Jesse and Frank James, hiding under assumed names. Will Ronnie find a way to make the time-traveling episodes stop before the dangers of the past, and the damage from the journey destroy her?
United States, 2072 With the country under the threat of war, a group of time-traveling government agents devise a risky plan to keep their families safe. But transporting hundreds of years to the past and blending in may prove much more dangerous than they expected. Cyber Criminal Enforcement Agent Christine Stewart has been to the past before and thinks she knows what to expect. She couldn't be more wrong. Life in the eighteenth century is anything but ideal, especially when they learn a rogue agent with plans to strike it rich follows them back in time. Armed with a modern-day weapon, the agent may disrupt the timeline in the most disastrous way and alter history as they know it. Now they're refugees in their own homeland, and how they proceed will determine their fate. Will they crash and burn in their race to stop the defector before it's too late?
From Book 1: "I am not a man given to foolish superstitions, Miss OHara, but I daresay that John Turners soul will not rest until the mystery of his son has been resolved, and he was counting upon you to do so. Will you accept?"
Molly OHara was just a little girl when she lost her heart to James Turner, the handsome, high-spirited young man who, along with his twin brother, was the heir to the Turner Plantation. But the Civil War tore families apart; it split the Turner brothers as one fought for the Union and the other fought for the Confederacy. The war took Mollys fathers life and left her mother a distraught widow.
Now the brothers are gone; one died in battle and James suffered the fate of Andersonville Prison, where most men are never heard from again. But when Molly, who grew up faster than her years, decides to become a mail-order bride at age eighteen, she answers an advertisement from a man named James Turner who runs a ranch in Texas. When she arrives, the man who introduces himself as Jim Turner is reserved and distant, nothing like the James Turner she remembers. But as their love grows, she learns more about the dark places in his soul and she realizes that part of him never left Andersonville.
Can Molly get James to finally face his past and admit who he is? Will her love run deep enough to break through the scars of war?
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Chimera Island. For more than a century, the tiny atoll has been the subject of legend and rumors. Mysterious sightings. Strange deaths. Unexplained disappearances. A transport plane sent to Chimera to evacuate frightened scientists from a climate research station on the island disappears, along with a Chinese spy ship prowling nearby waters. The U.S. Coast Guard sends its most secret team to investigate, Deployable Specialized Force-P—the P is said to stand for phenomenon. DSF-Papa, led by Lieutenant Commander Douglas Munro Gates, discovers there is more to the legend of Chimera Island than rumors and folklore. The climate research station is wrecked. Strange creatures skulk through the jungle overgrowth. And reality may not be as it seems. Worse, someone - or something - is determined to stop the Coasties from discovering the truth about the island. With evacuation impossible, DSF-Papa must discover the secret of Chimera Island or become part of its legend.
She was killed on their wedding day…but he couldn’t let her go. Tall, handsome Dr. Spencer Py was a well-respected environmental scientist...until the limo crash when a treacherous Maine road took away his new bride Melanie and left him in a wheelchair. He is racked with despair over his failure to save her until the fateful night he discovers plans on the internet for the Spiricom, Thomas Edison’s electronic device for communicating with the departed. Determined to be reunited with his beloved Melanie, he builds the device--never imagining the unexpected results will drag his friend James Early back into one of the African-American detective's worst childhood traumas!
Prelude is a prequel to Crescent City (An Alec Winters Series, Book 2). Get a behind-the-scenes look at sixteen-year-old Alec Winters, a New Orleans teen-jock, before his strange, supernatural transformation. Discover little-known facts about the cultural differences of the deep-south and a good-ole-boy society where ‘right’ is often seen as ‘wrong’ and the prevailing attitudes might surprise you. Learn how the Winters’ secret family conflict was instrumental in changing Alec’s life. Get an insider look at the previously concealed back-story before that fateful night when Alec was magically transformed into angel-demon, in this dark-fantasy thriller. Then, continue the series to read Alec’s controversial story as angel and demon on the gritty streets of New Orleans in Crescent City, to Mobile Alabama in Port City, and to Melbourne Florida in Harbor City, the last installment in this emotionally-charged series. Not for the faint of heart, not recommended for those under the age of 17.
No blood. No body. No murder. That’s what the police found after Penelope spun her bizarre tale. In a hysterical state, she said her father was butchered and eaten by a mob of birds ~ in her bedroom. They claim she’s crazy. That she suffers from delusions. Penelope is dead set on proving them wrong. After being institutionalized for eight months, Penelope is out and more determined than ever to find answers to her so-called hallucinations. With her father’s untimely disappearance, she’s convinced her family is hiding something sinister.
Warnings echo through the woods…
Born with the mark of the scribe, Raela is bound to the prophetic book that directs her people underground to escape the invasion of their homeland. As the prophecy warns, this event signals a worsening doom on the horizon.
But the book that promises to sustain her life continues to divide her heart. Her fierce lover, Rebial, is a man of the woods—ready to fight a war to save the trees. He believes the tribe’s aging seer has misconstrued the prophecy. Unfairly denied his warrior status, he yearns to stay behind and protect the sacred forest they call home.
But passions left to smolder can be unpredictable. And sometimes an invisible enemy does the most damage.
Will their choices smother or enliven flames?
A spy working for the Solarian Federation... Michael O'Malley is undercover in a sting operation against Jerold Laricon, a man with Machiavellian social restructuring schemes and a desire for world domination. Kidnapped and kept as a sex slave... Could there be a worse time for Nina Stanley, O'Malley's old flame, to show up in Ligeia as a kidnap victim? Sure, he wants to save her, but his job is to crush Laricon's slave trade and vicious rise to power. The young and beautiful "spare"... Muddying the waters is Michael's need to fit in and partake of the succulent fruits on Laricon's human slave tree--including Alyssa, a willing sex slave he's forced to take as his own. Now he has two women counting on him, and the fate of a world. Nina's goal is to get out... No matter what it takes. Nina is appalled by what she experiences in Ligeia at the hands of the evil Laricon, but what if the price of her freedom is Michael's life? Can she live with herself if that happens? [f/M/f erotic, action adventure, science fiction romance. It features polygyny, but is not a ménage story.]
Chicago Homicide detective, Cliff Ford, faces his biggest challenge yet. A serial killer is on the loose. It's a race against time to find her. Cliff must garner all of his abilities. Of course, with help from his wife, Julia. The FBI profiler says that the killer is hiding in plain sight. Is she closer than Cliff can ever imagine? Best Selling Author, Terry Toler, has a way of writing mysteries that captivates the reader from the first chapter to the end. Sometimes you know who the killer is from the beginning. Sometimes you think you know and are wrong. Other times you have no clue. Every mystery is different. FYI: Each book is a standalone mystery and comes to a satisfying ending. For the best reading experience, you should read them in order, but it's not necessary.
Black Eagle A woman on the run…a warrior’s vow…an assassin on their trail. THE WARRIORS OF THE IROQUOIS, BOOK 1 With the English and the French at each other’s throats, struggling for control of the North American continent, the battle lines have been drawn. But Marisa Jameson is witness to treachery closer to home. After she overhears her uncle’s plot to destroy a Dutch town for his own gain, she threatens to expose him – and is forced to run for her life. When the mesmerizing beauty says she needs a guide to visit a friend, Mohawk warrior Black Eagle agrees to be her guide, since her plans compliment his own. No one knows the wild forests of the New England better than he. But when danger dogs their every step, he suspects there’s more to Marisa’s anxiety to move swiftly than her eagerness to “visit a friend.” Caught in the crossfire of a war and with a deadly assassin hot on their trail, Marisa and Black Eagle discover that trusting each other is the only way to outrun the enemy – and that love may be the only way to survive. Warning: This book, a steamy, senuous romance, may cause one to fall in love with that special someone all over again.
Families come in all shapes and sizes. Divorced, widowed, adopted, blended or fostered -- each family has its own unique tale. Join these authors as they tell stories of amazing single dads who find love in unexpected places. Laugh, cry, get a little hot, and maybe even throw your phone. Don't say we didn't warn you.
Diego Valentine has always been a sensible, level-headed man. But when he meets lively and spirited Cassandra Rodriguez, he finds himself unmistakably drawn to her. He has not felt this way in so long. But if he doesn't keep it together, his job will be on the line. If only he knew what to do...
Two botany professors with secrets to hide. A flower expert with something to prove. A dead body. Or two. Or three! Welcome to the Shellesby College greenhouse—where there’s always something dangerous blooming! Holly Jackson could be the next rising star in the botanical department at prestigious Shellesby College in New England. On a perfect moonlit night, the rare night-blooming cereus plant is scheduled to open its petals during the College’s much anticipated Annual Night Lights Gala. A famous chocolate maker is the featured guest, there is enough food to die for, and Holly is hosting it all. What could possibly go wrong? It’s all honeysuckle and roses until a wily and clever killer shows up and suddenly everything goes roots up. Is Holly the only one brave enough to follow the clues and bring about justice? Dead Cereus is the super funny and fast-paced debut cozy mystery novel in the series from award-winning and bestselling author Kira Seamon. Full of breathtaking exotic plants and flowers, charming characters, Shakespearean pranks, adventures with entertaining animals, and sensational culinary delights, this addictive story is a breath of fresh air and can’t help but implant itself in your heart and grow into one of your favorite reads. See what all the buzz is about. Become a ‘Cereus’ reader and pick up a copy today!
Ten-year-old Swift is weary of being “the Lad,” and he longs to feel a sense of belonging with his three older brothers. When a chance strikes to go night fishing together on their father's mighty brigantine, the Regulus, it seems the perfect chance for Swift to prove himself. When night falls, however, when stars rise and the fishing begins—as Swift ventures into the wilds of the sea and its creatures—a sense of alienation creeps in. To realize his place in the strange water world, he must summon the courage to confront the North Atlantic with all its savagery. And to learn what it means to be one of four brothers, Swift must rally the bravery to reveal to them, at the heart, who he is. Come sail the North Atlantic with Swift and his family in this poignant coming-of-age novelette.
From Book 1: A KISS TO KILL FOR…
In Colleen Mooneys funny, romantic, delightfully meandering cozy mystery, you gon have a authentic Noo Awlins experience, dawlin! And a wild ride into the bargain.
Brandy Alexanders the real deal--yes, thats her real name and shes not even a stripper, although her best friend Julia is. Brandy still lives with her parents in the Irish Channel and shes sort of semi kind of engaged to the boy next door, whoswhat else?one of NOLAs finest.
In fact, Dante, the BF, is such a thoroughgoing New Orleanian he always manages Mardi Gras parade duty on his own block. So you'd think Brandy might be a little self-conscious when a suave smoothie in one of the gentlemens walking clubs mesmerizes her into a big fat Mardi Gras smooch right in front of him. But not a bit. Because after all, it's Mardi Gras, and also for another good reason that kiss was long, slow, hotunlike any kiss Id ever had in my life. She makes a date to meet Mr. Good Kiss after the parade (Yes! Right in front of Mr. Right Next Door) but horrors--arrives just in time to see him get shot. Although fortunately not shot dead. Before he passes out, he pulls her close and whispers, Save Isabella.
And then, in case you aren't yet in the carnival spirit, the fun begins. Youd think a mystery that begins with an eligible man taking a bullet might be a bit dark, but Colleen Mooney has something else in mindsomething like a screwball chase all over town, from ...
He is the proud son of a wealthy industrialist. She is the devout daughter of a respected minister. When their paths cross and sparks fly, will they be able to find common ground?
William Hanson is not a happy man. Forced to spend the summer at a religious retreat, he is anything but pleased with the direction his life has taken. He is a man of strong ideals, but expressing his views has gotten him into trouble one time too many.
Adelaide Holbrook is content with her simple life. She is known for her beautiful singing, her generous spirit, and her position as the daughter of a well-respected minister in the community. She has been looking forward to spending the summer at Cottage City on the beautiful island of Marthas Vineyard. The village of pristine little seaside cottages and sparkling blue waters is the perfect setting for something special to happen. Still, when she meets William, she is not expecting the strong emotions he evokes in her.
Hes a man at a crossroads, forced to make a choice. Shes a woman newly awakened to the possibilities of love. Will the two find a way to bridge the gap between them?
Dont miss this captivating inspirational Christian historical romance set in the Victorian era!
Fans of Janette Oke's When Calls the Heart will love this book!
Love at first sight. Fact or fairy tale? My name is Prince Joseph and despite the fact I should probably keep it to myself, this is my love story. It was a normal day. I decided to take a ride around the pasture with my brother when it happened. The most beautiful woman of my dreams stood in the center of my mother’s garden. A branch came out of nowhere and knocked me off my saddle. Not even my princely status can save me from the embarrassment I feel. Did she even notice me? When our eyes lock, I knew then she was destined to be my Queen forever. All I have to do now is find the perfect spot to propose. Will there be love amongst the sunflowers or will duty deny us our happily ever after?
How well do you know those closest to you? Jessica McDonald appears to have it all: a successful London banking career, a happy marriage, and good friends. Then a terrorist bombing rocks London in the wake of the Brexit referendum. She narrowly escapes injury and tends to others wounded at the scene, too shocked to process what has happened. Lacking support from her husband in the aftermath, she turns to her new work colleague Will Johnston for comfort, setting her personal and professional lives on a collision course with unforeseen and explosive consequences. Jessica barely has time to recover before another tragedy hits: her beloved father suddenly dies of a heart attack in Edinburgh, and she rushes to her mother’s side to comfort her. Waiting for Jessica in her father’s personal effects are instructions in code and the key to a safety deposit box. As she follows the clues her father left behind, Jessica uncovers secrets that will upend the foundations of her life—and put her in grave danger. Forced from her home and job, Jessica flees to the Scottish coast where she tries to piece together a terrifying conspiracy that has personal and global implications. Can she stop events that could topple the political establishment of the country? Or will terror succeed?
The topic of giants often comes up among thoughtful people. Some believe the subject is a bit “on the fringe.” But it’s essential for truth seekers to gain valid research information to understand this disputed but historically revealed phenomenon fully. If giants really existed throughout the world, there should be plenty of evidence to support the premise. Right? Did Giants Really Exist Worldwide? is a short script packed with facts that answer the title question. It examines what the Scriptures say and considers comments from historians, including the first-century chronicler, Josephus. Also, it ponders some ancient manuscripts discovered at Qumran, Israel, in 1947–the Dead Sea Scrolls. To find answers, we’ll also explore excerpts from Smithsonian surveys, 19th and 20th-century newspaper articles, and citations from the book of Enoch. Get Did Giants Really Exist Worldwide? Find out why it’s important to know the answer to this question.
From Book 1: >The Amazon All-star Bestselling Author Willow Rose draws you into a place that you never want to leave! Death is only the beginning!Meghan is 16 when she dies.
She wakes up on a flying steamboat on her way to a school run by Angels in a white marble castle.
On the boat she meets Mick who has been dead for more than a hundred years but still looks like a teenager. He helps her past the difficult beginning at the new school in a new world filled with magic.
One day some of Meghan's roommates find a mirror in the cellar of the school and they persuade her to go through it with them - well knowing it is strictly against the rules of the school. Meghan ends up back on earth where she meets Jason. But Jason is in danger and Meghan knows something important. Something that is a matter of life and death. Soon she is forced to choose between the two worlds. The one she belongs to now and the one she left.
Beyond is a Young Adult Paranormal Romance and the first book in the Afterlife series.
˃˃˃ Praise:- Willow Rose definitely keeps you on the edge of your seat. She balanced fantasy and intense emotion brilliantly. I highly recommend it to anyone that enjoys the paranormal.
- I loved this book! It was really good and just warm with a touch of darkness to it (...) Its good stuff!
- Death & Life meet with a twist. Definitely worth a read!
- Loved every minute of it! I ...
Summer, 367 A.D. In a land of mystery and enchantment, in an age of Celtic gods, Highland warlords, Roman legions, and powerful druids, a young Pictish healer finds herself embroiled in an epic struggle between gods and men. The Celtic tribes of the lands we now know as Scotland and Ireland conspire to assault Hadrian’s Wall and drive the Romans out of Britain forever. But in order for the warriors to achieve victory in the military campaign, the druids must first gain ascendancy over the new Roman god. Amid clandestine preparations for war, Flora is yanked out of her peaceful, ordinary world and thrust into a spiritual battle of mythic proportions. In order to save her family, her clan, and her people, she is called upon to sacrifice not only her life, but her very identity. Feeling trapped in a web of manipulation and deceit, she struggles to discover the true reality of who she is and who she will become. Set in the Scottish Highlands, this story brings to life an age and a people that have remained veiled in the mists of time. Based on extensive research into the archaeology, culture, and geography of fourth-century Scotland, Daughter of the Gods explores the mysterious people knowns as the Picts—a collection of tribes so determined to retain their freedom that they dared to defy the mightiest army the ancient world had ever known. This is not, however, primarily an action adventure tale, but a profoundly provocative saga for readers who like to think deeply about their o ...
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?
After McQuede is jilted at the altar by his long-time girlfriend, Dawson convinces him that a relaxing river rafting trip is just what he needs to get over his heartache. Unknown to Dawson, McQuede has also come along to investigate the disappearance of a young man who has recently vanished from the lodge. Andy Norton may be perpetuating one of his notorious hoaxes or he may be in serious danger. Dawson also has a secret motive for the trip. He is searching for a rare Native American Sheepeater camp, a project that draws Loris and her boss and rival, Arden Reed, to the scene. Surrounded by colorful characters and intrigue, McQuede finds himself in a race to save valuable artifacts and to find out what happened to Andy.
Pat’s fledgling private investigation company, PIP Inc., has a promising new case. Pat is still wearing a wrist cast after breaking her arm in a confrontation with a killer, so when she’s hired by the City of Watsonville to unearth the identity of an older woman who died in her bed, she’s delighted that her next job promises to be a simple computer-based research project. Why is it that things are never as simple as she thinks they will be? Pat soon discovers nothing is as it seems, beginning with a corpse who had secret identities, murder, and a post-death ritual thought to have last been performed decades ago.
A disgraced attorney seeking redemption. A single mother desperate to regain custody of her son. Two women willing to risk it all to put a sexual predator behind bars. Former Assistant District Attorney Miranda Quinn is on the brink of a career comeback when she gets a phone call. It’s a witness who disappeared three years earlier, resulting in a violent criminal going free. Miranda was fired as a result, but the witness has resurfaced with a shocking story to tell, one that implicates Miranda and her ex, defense attorney Adam Baxter. And now, there’s a new victim. Miranda’s legal advice blog-turned-podcast Miranda Writes is about to become a daytime TV show, but the negative press could destroy her credibility. Will the network stand behind her? When it comes to the law, Miranda has all the answers, but the questions are getting harder and the stakes are getting higher. The dangerous web of lies and cover-ups she exposes leaves her questioning just how much she is willing to risk. She has the right to remain silent, but needs to speak up… doesn’t she? Miranda Writes is a story of how far we’ll go to protect those we love and the power of second chances.
SOMETIMES THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED IS THE ONE THAT LEADS FROM HATE TO LOVE... I planned for every situation on my summer solo road trip adventure… except finding a gorgeous stowaway passed out in my camper on my very first night. And turns out I know the surly, knuckle-scarred Greek God: Stone Cormac used to be my childhood best friend… until the tragedy that tore us apart. Forbidden from seeing each other, I was adopted into a world of private schools and pool parties, while Stone was raised by an aunt who never wanted him – on the wrong side of town and the wrong side of the law. After seven years, I’m thrilled to finally be reunited. And Stone is… Well, let’s just say Stone is not. Gone is the happy-go-lucky boy who taught me how to do backflips off Lyman’s wharf, and in his place is a guarded, six-foot-two jerk. Ten minutes in and it’s already obvious he’s still battling demons from that horrible night all those years ago. Demons that make me think a lot more transpired that night than I’m aware of. The good news is I have the rest of the summer to get close to Stone again; to rekindle our friendship, and hopefully unravel the secrets weighing him down. The bad news is he’s being forced to spend these two months on the road with me because of a phone call my adoptive father made to his probation officer. Oh – and also: the fact that he now hates my guts. ----------------------------------------- Although the characters in Darling Rebel are in high school, there is lots of ...
Murder gets personal when human remains are found in the beach cottage that real estate agents Regan McHenry and her husband, Tom Kiley, buy. The murder victim has been hidden away for sixteen years, and although the authorities quickly discover his identity, the trail to his killer is cold after so many years. Regan has sworn off playing amateur detective, but when it becomes clear the police have to focus on more pressing crimes, she has to break her promise. As her friend police ombudsman Dave Everett says, “Your house, Regan, your murder.” Welcome back to Santa Cruz, the community whose unofficial motto is “Keep Santa Cruz Weird,” for the twists and turns of the third book in the Regan McHenry Mystery Series. The murders are invented, but Nancy Lynn Jarvis uses real events and stories from her twenty plus years as a Realtor for background details, although, sometimes they are the parts of the books that seem like fiction. The series has been called smart and funny; perfect books to kick back with and have a good read.
Exploration’s peaceful journey ends abruptly in disaster. The doomed vessel is attacked, stripped of its crew and destroyed. While the men are marooned, the women are forced into a slavery of the worst kind on the Silestri homeworld. The elusive search for Exploration continued until a corridor through space was discovered, leading straight to the enemy and the dark secrets they kept. With only days before a decisive battle, an audacious rescue effort is launched to reunite the remnants of humanity and bring them safely home. (Book 3 of 3)
Mags and her gang of renegade octogenarians have a deadline. They have to rob Bayside Community Bank, the bank about to foreclose on the mobile home park where they live, by a week from Friday so they can pay off the mortgage and save their homes. They’ve cased the joint, planned carefully, assembled their disguises, rehearsed their every move — what could possibly go wrong? Plenty. Some people think they can take advantage of the elderly. They haven’t met Mags and the AARP gang or they’d know better. Sure, they’re older, but not too old for the adventure of a lifetime or to risk everything for the sake of friendship.
Three steamy forbidden student-professor romance stories about the beautiful psychology professor Diego Valentine and his plucky student Cassandra Rodriguez. This collection includes all three stories together, letting you enjoy the love and sizzling tension between a girl and an older man. Right at the charming location of Kirk University, a lovely campus in northern England.
Get ready for heroic acts of devotion, devilish entertainment, unexplainable coincidences, and bold inspiration. From a special four-legged childhood friend to the newest Humane Society adoption during the coronavirus lockdown, Lorilyn reveals the deep and profound bond between animals and her family. As in her award-winning memoir, Children of Dreams, Lorilyn unearths spiritual truths and biblical insights to answer the question many have asked, “Will we see our furry friends in heaven?”
Relax, she’s got this… Maggie Harris has her ultra-organized life well in hand, until she finds her neighbor and husband together, in her bed, and the tight hold she keeps on her world unravels, leaving her grasping for an escape. So how can she refuse when she’s handed the dream job of running her aunt’s bookstore and a chance for a fresh start? Even though the bookstore is in Brockport, Connecticut, her former hometown, and a place she’d vowed to leave behind forever. When someone breaks into Maggie’s new business and leaves a threat on the wall, Detective Cooper Stanton is assigned the case. It’s been twenty years, but Coop hasn’t forgotten the way Maggie once charmed him at every turn—even with her controlling ways. This time, though, Coop refuses to let her seize the reins. What he doesn’t know is she plans to grab them anyway…and she’s got a secret she never shared.
This Cinderella invited to the ball gets help from a surprising source. But will she win her Prince Charming, who's relegated her to the friend zone? When store department manager David Warwick, her secret crush, unexpectedly invites shy florist Ellie Ashton to represent the store at a glittering London ball, she feels more the ugly step-sister than princess material. No make-up, hair that was last styled for her high school prom, and not a single dress in her wardrobe, let alone a ballgown. Only a complete makeover can help her to look and feel the part. Attending the ball with the confidence the makeover and boosted faith gives her is a dream come true. But will she win the heart of the man she loves, or let doubt and fear send her running away at midnight? Clean, sweet, and wholesome Christian inspirational romance to warm your heart from a USA Today bestselling author!
Ambrosia by the Sea is the first in Traci Halls Read by the Sea Second Chance Contemporary Romance Series. You can read them all in any order. We hope you enjoy Ambrosia by the Sea.
Celia Langford lost her perfect life in the ultimate betrayalnot only was her late husband a cheat, he left her with a mountain of debt and no self-confidence. She poured her grief into cooking, determined to start new and heal by the sea. She meets Dax Smith, local dive shop owner, and pure-bred South Florida native. The wrong city girl left a bad taste in his mouth, so he's stayed clear of all matters of the heart. His father is ill, her business is not going as planned. But their uncontrollable attraction toward one another makes anything seem possible.
Can Kaines combat skills, instincts, and new-found allies lead him to the truth and redemption?
From the pen of Kerry J Donovan, Ryan Kaine: On the Run, is a powerful, action-packed novel set against the backdrop of the international arms trade. The first in the new thriller series, Ryan Kaine, is a new addition to the great military action characters in the tradition of Lee Child, Mark Dawson, and Matt Rogers.
Devil's Island ... an abandoned island in the Caribbean Sea with a dark and bloody past ... an island with a terrible secret ...
Nick Gorman, billionaire movie producer, assembles a team of ghost hunters and scientists to investigate the Thornhill Manor on Devil's Island - the most haunted place in the world that no one's ever heard of. He's there to find proof of ghosts, evidence of an afterlife ... but he's also there to uncover the secret that is hidden on the island ... to possess it.
The ghost hunting team is led by Shane Edwards who lost his TV show in a scandal and now is a disgrace in the ghost hunting world; this is his chance to redeem himself and revive his career. But as soon as he steps foot on Devil's Island, he realizes that the fears from the Cranston House, a house he and his friend entered on a dare when they were twelve years old, fears he thought he had overcome, are all coming back. And everyone on the team is facing their darkest fears, the island somehow bringing them to life.
As Nick gets closer to unearthing the secret on the island, Shane begins to wonder if any of them will survive their two night stay on Devil's Island.
Contains: some strong language, slight violence and gore.
Valkyrie love never comes easy. Brenna left Asgard with a curse on her name and a broken heart. A Valkyrie now free and independent, for millennia her life had been great. Just great. Then a bleeding Elf knocks at her door holding a baby.
Alexander Reed left the Marines and lost the wheel of his life. A soldier without a worthy fight, he became everything he despised. Until he ends up in the wrong backyard at the wrong time.
Fljóða, Queen of the Light Elves and last of her lineage, is an infant with a death sentence on her head. Hunted by the Night Elves, her survival brings Brenna and Reed together for the ultimate mission: take the little Queen to safety in the Vanaheim Realm, deep in the Roots of Yggdrasil.
Not simple, but straightforward.
Or so it seemed.
Between flaming giants, demons, and an army of Half Breed determined to kill the Queen and conquer all the Elvin Realms, Brenna and Reed will have to face their inner monsters. Monsters appearing in the form of feelings neither want but cannot control.
Beautiful women fly in and out of Matthew Birdsong’s apartment, but no one has a permanent roost there. Matt caged his heart after a bitter divorce. Zaney Miller, his neighbor, believes she can set Matt’s heart free to love again. But can she do it without falling in love with him and breaking her own heart in the process?
Prince Dane's father is ready to abdicate the throne on the condition that Dane finds a wife and marries her quickly before he is coronated king. The only problem is Dane is in a relationship with his bodyguard, Asher. Reluctantly, Dane searches for a wife and against Asher's wishes, chooses Lyric a beautiful ballet dancer who has run from her royal heritage. As Asher grapples with the worry he will lose Dane to his wife, Dane faces rejection when Lyric refuses his proposal. On a mission to satisfy his lover, Asher brings Lyric back to the castle, and their tenuous friendship becomes love. Dane soon finds the same love for the kind-hearted Lyric and now they must sacrifice themselves for roles they must play so that Dane can become king. As Asher, Lyric, and Dane face the prejudice of their kingdom, Dane realizes things have to change in order for them to ever be happy together... This is a steamy MMF menage romance with a HEA, no cheating and a lot of fun.
★Winner of the Houston Writer's House Competition★ Seven survivors. One monster. Nowhere to hide. Mission Specialist Adán Fuentes awakes from cryo-hibernation to discover that most of his fellow crewmates are dead and the shuttle Carpathia is not where it’s supposed to be. Surrounded by a vast barren landscape, he and the other survivors wonder how they can accomplish their mission, to establish a home for future colonists. When an unseen creature attacks them, the Carpathia’s crew must turn their attention to surviving and solving the true purpose behind their mission. Inspired by the 50’s sci-fi flick Forbidden Planet, Sand and Shadow plumbs the depths of the human psyche and the power of its influence. As the Carpathia’s crew’s secrets and flaws are revealed, readers may find themselves compelled to examine their own dark places.
From Book 1: Maximus has always known two things: He was destined to be the Bravo of his Pack and he's in love with Gillian Matthews. The problem is, Gillian was raised knowing she was destined to be mated to the Alpha, who is Maximus's best friend.
Although they've kept each other at arms length, you can't escape fate. When it becomes clear that Gilly is Max's mate, and not Mateo's, they will all have to come to terms with the way this will impact, not just their lives, but the pack's future.
Alpha at Home is the first in an all new series about men who may not be brothers by blood, but are brothers of the heart. And the realization that, regardless of how the Matthews siblings have been raised, sometimes you have to follow your heart, even if it's leading you down the hardest path.
When trouble comes, it comes in a big way. About to age out of a Missouri orphanage in 1858, Rachel listens as the orphanage matron tells her she’s practically auctioning her off to the highest bidder for her hand in marriage. Rachel prays, asking God to help her and her younger brother Charlie escape, but how? When God provides what Rachel believes to be her liberator, the seed of an idea sets in motion an adventure that will bring happiness and heartbreak and nearly cost Rachel her health. Rachel searches for the desire of her heart only to realize God had bigger plans than she ever imagined. Embark on a journey to Missouri in 1858 with characters who quickly become family, adventures that become real, and hope that becomes a promise. An uplifting, wholesome, and inspirational book that will keep you engaged to the very end.
Somehow, he lost his freedom. Now he belongs to the Academy, and the rules have changed. What started out as a game has become a matter of life and death.
When Ryan Jacobs hacks into a top-secret computer system, he has no idea that his life is about to change. He is forced to confront his worst fears as a sinister organisation tries to use his skills for its own evil ends.
If he doesn't think fast, someone will die.
At thirteen you shouldn't have to face these kinds of issues. But at thirteen, you dont get to decide THE RULES.
The Rules is the first book in the Ryan Jacobs series: a fast-paced action-packed thriller for a rebellious and digital generation that want to fight the system.
Desiring her was his first mistake. Falling for her was his second.
When a simple misunderstanding ruins a potential one-night hook-up, Raven Gataki vows to pretend it never happened.
Except… she can't stop thinking about him, and temptation consumes her.
Fast forward a few miserable weeks when her latest frenemy crush shows up at her OBGYN appointment wearing scrubs. Awkward…
Raven is everything Dr. Sean Mathers has spent his life trying to avoid… until now.
Their love-to-hate relationship begins with a fake date and is fueled by their intense chemistry. Not to mention that one-time-only moment they shared between the sheets. Okay, it was more than once…
Can two people who believe they're incapable of love, flick the switch and open their hearts to what's right in front of them, before it's too late?
Experience all the feels of love and lust and everything in between in this steamy frenemies to lovers romance. It's full of witty banter, laugh-out-loud moments, and sizzling chemistry that will keep you flipping the pages.
Note: This is book two in the Unrequited Love Series but can be read as a standalone. My next series London Nights begins with Kassidy, a side character in this series.
Some memories refuse to stay buried... On Christmas Eve, a car accident leaves Carly Perez without a mom. A year later, Carly's life is nearly back to normal -- except for the fractured images that plague her dreams. When her father insists on spending the holidays in Guatemala with relatives Carly's never met, she is less than thrilled. But she reluctantly boards the plane anyway. That's where she first sees the man with the scarred face. She could swear she has seen him before, but when? Where? In Guatemala, Carly meets Miguel, her attractive step-cousin, and thinks maybe her trip won't be a total waste after all. Though she is drawn to him, Carly's past holds her back -- memories that will not be forgotten, and a secret about her mother's accident that is hidden in her subconscious. And everywhere she turns, the man with the scarred face is there, driving that unwelcome secret to the surface. Petals is a YA suspense novel that will keep you turning pages.
A collection of tantalizing tales with more twists than braided hair:
Mystery, murder and mayhem – plus a moment of romance.
Sympathize with a doomed husband and connect with an altruistic robot. Explore an isolated Scottish isle and touch down on a far-flung asteroid.
From the light-hearted to the darkest depths of the human psyche. They’re all there in this smorgasbord of short stories to keep you guessing at every turn. From the author of Milijun, Amidst Alien Stars and Saving Paludis.
"Without intending to disparage our contemporary writing world, I must observe that Silently in the Night by Clayton Graham harkens back well and fondly to the golden years of speculative short-story fiction collected from great masters like Asimov, Bradbury, and Clarke. In addition to clever and intriguing plots, never gratuitously complicated but always with a satisfying twist, these simple but startling tales unfold with zeal and concisely controlled acceleration. Or, to switch analogies, imbibing them is like popping juicy morsels on impulse rather than methodically pacing oneself at a sumptuous feast. Something to be consumed immediately upon the craving. Something to make one smile. And you will. You will also, at times, find yourself quite amazed." Joel R. Dennstedt for Readers' Favorite
For 200 some years Xavior, a child of the waves, has searched the seven depths for his bride only to find her on land. How could a landwalker be his Queen, the one destined to stop the wars among the sea tribes? But one touch and he knew he'd defy Poseidon himself to make her his.
She was lying to him. Zek knew the woman in his house, in his arms was the bride hed searched for all of his existence. But as a son of Poseidon nothing and no one would stop him from claiming that which was his.
Aaron is a Child of the Waves and he's searched for his bride for over a hundred years. Always seeking never finding. Then when he finally does, hes got a choice: claim her and risk the destruction of his people, or let her go and risk the destruction of his soul.
Due to the mature subject matter and violent content suitable for 18+
Elliot Crawford is in love, but not with the man she planned to marry. Elliot – Fleeing to Shane after my engagement ended was supposed to make me feel better. And it did, until I started wondering why my relationships never make me as happy as my friendship with him. Big mistake. I’d be a fool to risk our friendship by trying to redefine it. So, why did I bait him into something more? Shane – My teammates think a newly single Elliot will be a distraction heading into the playoffs, but just because my best friend is hot doesn’t mean I want her. Or it didn’t, until she dared me to touch her. Now I finally get what my teammates saw all along, but admitting it will make them question where my head’s at. The game and the girl are within reach, and I intend to win both. Not So Friendly Intent is a stand alone book in the Mile High Romance collection. It contains a sinfully delicious quarterback with a goofy sense of humor, and a stunning book-lover who’s humor is just as wicked as his. It also includes strong language, HOT sexy times, and a guaranteed HEA.
Today was a special day, a day she would never forget. The first time she had met a man. And she had taken him as her prisoner...
Deep in the undiscovered forests of Urquaid, the Tinka women live in secret, haunted by their traumatic past. Maimed and mutilated by their own men, they massacred every one of them. The youngest Tinka, Nuala, has heard stories of man’s barbarity all her life, and fears and despises them all.
When a muscular warrior bursts into the forest, Nuala takes him captive and vows to do anything to keep her people safe. Horrified by her attraction to her bad-tempered prisoner, she is soon fighting to resist his brutish sexual charm.
Jericho is the revered leader of the Ajaxo, the equine-worshipping tribe dominant in the harsh world of Urquaid. Lustful, proud and arrogant, he will do anything to escape. Humiliated by his capture, his fury and resentment darken his desire for his tempting little jailer.
Jericho and Nuala forge a volatile, uneasy bond, simmering with tenderness and lust but fraught with festering mistrust and hatred. Their relationship is combustible and dangerous until, one fateful day, their positions are reversed and the captive becomes the captor...
NOTE: This book is a standalone steamy captive romance intended for readers who enjoy dark, sensual stories about sexual and spiritual love.
Two lost wolves. She has been banished. He is without a pack. Can they find anything in common? Chelsea Rhodes was ousted as Mistress of Coronado and banished to Hawaii. That doesn’t sound bad… unless you’re a wolf-shifter in a place wolves have never existed, the plantation you’ve been given teeters on the brink of bankruptcy and there’s a wolf skulking around saying he is your fated mate. He is the illegitimate son of the Alpha of Wolf Song, but was raised as the son of the Alpha of Paris. His adopted father is dead, his brother is installed as the leader in Paris and his mother is reunited with her fated mate, Dax is trying to decide on his next move when an assassin almost succeeds in killing him. His mother asks him to go and help Chelsea but she does not want his help or anything to do with him. Will Dax be able to convince Chelsea that together they can build a successful business and pack before Christmas? Author note: Mulled Wine is a supernatural romance with steamy heat in and out of the bedroom for mature readers.
Gay Alpha, Ben Blair, seeks equality for his pack but an enemy threatens to destroy his dream. Is this the end or does Luna have something else in mind? Welcome back old friends and new characters as you follow the lives, love, and loss of the Gladstone Shifters in TRAITOR’S MOON! (Contains steamy M/M content.)
Whenever You're Ready tells the story of Dyana Jackson, who never thought the impromptu performance at her brother’s wedding would turn into an opportunity to sing professionally. And she never thought accepting would cause problems within her marriage. Somehow, she has to decide between living out her long-buried dream, or giving into the demands of those she loves most. It's What We Do features Layla Blue, who has always had one goal. Use her gymnastic skills to earn a college scholarship. But somehow, she finds herself a member of her new school’s cheerleading team. And dating the quarterback. Will she thrive in her new situation, or will the longing for her old life ruin what she’s found?
Trust no one ... not even yourself. When a mysterious monster storm reduces Emily's idyllic family farm to rubble, Emily embarks on a perilous road trip to find her family. Along the way, details unravel about a nefarious shadow organization using government resources to manipulate the weather via electromagnetic waves. Soon the truth about her world and her family threatens to extinguish her innocence. Because in this strange new world, only the brave will survive ... but will Emily? This fast-paced SciFi adventure novella was previously published as a serialized KindleVella novel. "THE FREQUENCY starts with a wink toward THE WIZARD OF OZ, and quickly goes down the rabbit hole of THE MATRIX or MISTER ROBOT. A darkly conspiratorial reimagining of just what this climate change really means." -- Actress Jen Ponton, DIETLAND
"I and my 2,883 sisters, brothers, and half-siblings are heirs to some of the richest families in the world. We are also genetically engineered freaks..." — Allison Kemp, Foundation Heir.
Allison faces the challenge of a lifetime when she and those she loves are targeted by RealHuman, a cult determined to protect the human race from the rise of a genetically engineered species. Being wealthy and known worldwide turns out not to be an advantage when you are being hunted, and sometimes the people who seem most determined to help you are the people you should fear the most.
There was only one label for what we had. This was fate. ★Maddie McComber★ The one rule I lived by since I started tending bar was a rule I devised to protect myself from jerks who liked to hit on me, as if serving them drinks with a smile made me the easiest target for their pleasure. My rule was firm: I did not, under any circumstances, sleep with the regulars. The last thing I needed was a man derailing my career trajectory in law, especially since I had one year to go until graduation day from Harvard. I worked my you know what off, and the rule served me well to start, until fate put someone in my path who I was attracted to like a magnet. It figured that it was only a matter of time until this happened, when a man charmed me and possessed a magnetic field that was unavoidable. ★Daniel Jones★ I didn't do relationships thanks to plenty of experience I had with the painful side of love. The way my dad cheated on Ma. The way my ex cheated on me. All reminders of why I couldn’t pursue the gorgeous woman behind the bar. Maybe I was a good catch on paper, but my heart sheltered in place and life was simpler that way. Besides, a woman like Maddie deserved better than me. She deserved the romantic guy who would bend the earth in half for her just so she could walk across it. I knew I didn’t have that in me. Did I? When trouble struck at the pub and Maddie needed someone, I was there for her. I couldn’t ignore how she looked at me like I was her savior—and how much I lived for th ...