"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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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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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?
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.
Rhee Abbott is a reluctant witch with powers that never seem to do what she wants. But her new job as manager of the Drake's Rest Inn is her chance to start over with the normal life she has always yearned for--until she finds a dead body in a guest room just days before the Inn's grand opening. Even worse, she discovers that the dead have begun to talk to her when the victim's ghost begins to follow her around wanting her to find his killer. This is not the new beginning she was planning, but she's afraid she will have solve a murder or find a new definition of the word "normal."
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…
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!
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 ...
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 ...
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!
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.
…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.
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 ...
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.
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?
Ever wonder what children say to Santa Claus at Christmastime? Or what it would be like to don the Santa suit and portray jolly old St. Nick? Follow this volunteer Santa, author Don Kennedy, as he visits kids for the past 25 years at hospitals, military bases, women's and children's shelters, community centers, school, churches and more. Hundreds of fun, hilarious, laugh-out-loud plus heartwarming, sweet and touching stories. Enjoy the precocious, unfiltered, blunt and funny conversations with these little "characters." Kids truly do say the darndest things! The book, the second in a series of three, won the Silver Award for Humor in the Kops Fetherling International Book Awards, Finalist Award in Non-Fiction in the International Book Excellence Awards and Five Stars from the Readers Favorite book review panel. "You'll laugh, you'll cry and remember the true meaning of Christmas for children," according to award winning author Josh Saule. Ho, Ho, Ho, SANTA TELLS ALL!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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... ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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+.
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.
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 ...
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
★★★★★ 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. ...
9-year-old Logan Ailshie, the only son of well-to-do parents, was used to getting his way, especially during the holidays. For him, Christmas wasn’t just about making a list but making sure it was long enough. He also had a reputation for embellishing the truth. That is until a chance meeting with an angel on the streets of Manhattan ends with a journey back in time to the birthplace of Christianity. Eventually, he makes his way home with a story that could change all their lives. He only has one problem . . . no one will believe him.
Living la dolce vita in Florence Italy was everyone’s dream, right? When Seraphina Vilotti gives up everything to follow the man who should be the fulfillment of all her fantasies back to his homeland, she is devastated to learn that he has a whole other life—with his wife and kids. Luca Marino is the celebrated master vintner to the DeMedici vineyard. He’s been looking for his fated mate, biding his time at Dante’s, the famed BDSM club, where he is known only as The Wolf. Sera goes out on the town with her best friend, Catherine DeMedici. She is unaware that Catherine is a wolf-shifter and they become the target of a madman who is trafficking she-wolves and humans. Sera and Catherine must escape the club leaving through a forbidden back exit. Luca sprints after them to try and keep them safe. But they are attacked, and Sera is mortally wounded… or is she? Author Note: In Vino Veritas is a fated mate paranormal romance with steamy heat in and out of the bedroom for mature readers.
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?
Meg Bailey vows to escape to a better life than life as a servant in her older brother’s home. He and his lazy wife expect Meg to do all the housework and child care. When Meg learns her sister-in-law is expecting her fifth child, Meg’s innate spirit surfaces. She applies as a mail-order bride to a man in Angel Creek, Montana. At least there she’ll be in charge of her own home and can soon look forward to a family. Curtis McClain inherited a small sum from his grandfather and uses it to set up a newspaper in Angel Creek. He believes the town is growing and will continue to do so, making the newspaper successful if he guides it well. For the present, though, he has to be frugal. He needs a wife and he needs help with the newspaper. Won’t having a true helpmate save paying a salary to someone? Children will be years in the future. Two strangers find themselves married and at odds with one another. Can they resolve their differences and make their marriage work? Will outside forces help unite or split them apart?
Zoe Wilder is a reporter for the local newspaper, The Spencer’s Ridge Gazette, in Winston County, Texas. She also writes cozy mysteries. Perhaps that’s why she sees a crime where there may not be one. Members of the local Winston County Sheriff’s Department view her as a pretty kook and don’t take her seriously. When she finds her friend Margo Kingsley dead, she is certain Margo was murdered and Margo’s housekeeper agrees. The investigating officer doesn’t believe her, and the death is ruled an accident due to a fall while inebriated. Zoe is determined to find the killer. A new Chief Deputy, Caleb McBride, arrives a few days later, hired from Fort Worth PD’s homicide division under unusual circumstances. Deputy McBride (aka Deputy McBossy) is determined Zoe will leave detecting to him and his officers. He warns her she is making herself a target. He also warns her he’ll arrest her if she interferes again. Undeterred, Zoe fears he is only going through the motions to appease the late woman’s daughter. Surprisingly, the new Deputy is the nephew of the dead woman’s housekeeper, of whom Zoe is very protective. Just as Zoe decides Deputy McBride is good at his job, the killer targets her. She is forced to cooperate with Deputy McBride. Will the killer be stopped before Zoe is the next victim?
Based on a real-life tragedy, Mirror Image is a heart-stopping tale of horrific abuse. Female PI Catrina Flaherty tackles one of her most difficult cases. Cat specializes in women’s issues, infidelity, messy divorces, spousal abuse, sexual harassment, etc. But her newest client, Mandy Alcott, has an unusual problem; her abusive husband is the chief of police. What do you do when your abuser is The Law? You call Cat Flaherty. Cat sees in Mandy the same terror she herself endured at the hands of her police officer ex-husband. Can Cat save Mandy from her life of fear? Can she extricate Mandy and her two children safely?
When an old friend is arrested in Dublin, tour guide Lana Hansen will need the luck of the Irish to clear him of the crime. Lana is thrilled her friend Jeremy and his wife are on her tour to Ireland. The couple are having the time of their lives exploring the country’s rich literary and cultural history, until they run into Guy Smith, a reporter Jeremy recently exposed as a fraud. A tussle turns into a fight and leaves each man vowing to destroy the other. Yet cross words and dirty looks tell Lana that Jeremy is not the only client on her tour who has a grudge against the reporter. When Guy is murdered at the same pub Lana’s group is present at, Jeremy is the police’s number one suspect. But did he really murder the reporter? Or was it one of her other guests? Lana keeps their tour going and her ears open for any clues that might help free her friend. Can she discover the true killer’s identity before their trip to the Emerald Isle draws to a close? The Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mysteries are heartwarming stories about making friends, traveling, and celebrating new experiences. Join tour guide Lana Hansen as she leads tourists and readers to fascinating cities around the globe on intriguing adventures that often turn deadly.
Paris was starved for attention as her position of clothier for the studio she worked for no longer excited her at the views she got daily. During the prep for a sex scene, Paris is surprised her touch sets fire to Christian. Could he really be interested in her? Is he the one to ignite her interest? Christian is bored with the daily bedroom scenes. He no longer shows interest in a woman’s touch until the clothier touches him. His body explodes at her light touch. Is she the miracle he has been waiting on? Will Paris still want him after she finds out he accidentally shared her explorations with the entire set? What is he to do?
Gay Alpha, Ben Blair, leads the charge for equality and ignites a divisive controversy. While forces are at work to silence them, the Gladstone shifters find love, acceptance, and purpose in a time of monumental change. Discover the unexpected in EXPECTANT MOON! (Contains steamy M/M content.)
Among the tribes of the Wagani war is life, and for Lut, war is his way out of the poverty that he was born into. A reaver, a warrior, and the chosen of the enigmatic goddess the Azure Queen, he has dedicated his existence to furthering her glory by the bite of his axe. Bloodthirsty, powerful, and without mercy, he marches upon the world to spread the name of his beloved deity. But what happens when the goddess no longer loves her champion? From the award-winning author of The Saga of The Panther comes a dark tale of violence, betrayal, and redemption where David Gemmell’s Legend fights alongside Steven Erickson’s Gardens of the Moon. In this world victory always comes at a price, love is forever the final victim, and not even the gods can stop the ruthless march of history. This is the world where only the strong and cunning survive. This is the world of the War Pigs.
Clayton Sinclair had moved back to his hometown in Middleton, Colorado for one purpose - find the curvy woman he’d been fantasizing about since high school and stake his claim. His mission didn’t prove as difficult as he’d thought as fate stranded his curvy beauty on a rooftop just waiting to be rescued. Mary Anderson had been crushing on the chief of the rescue squad in her small town since high school. Even when he moved away, she’d still held a part of her heart solely for him. Now, he was back, and she dreaded meeting up with him again. She didn’t know if she could keep her feelings concealed any longer. When she found herself stuck on a roof in the pouring rain with a winter storm barreling her way, she both dreaded and longed to be rescued.
Alistair Cronin and his brother, Teddy, two men from a large Texas ranching family dream of owning a ranch of their own. They purchase one in Claxzon, South Dakota with money left to them by their grampa. Expectations about their new venture are high and they are excited by the prospect of starting a new breeding program. What they didn’t expect was to be ambushed, and for Alistair to be almost killed, a few miles from their new home. Thankfully, neighboring ranchers take Alistair in and nurse him back to health. Beautiful Peggy-Jean has returned home to her parents’ ranch after the tragic death of her husband. She needs their help while she grieves. It’s not long before Alistair falls under her spell. Will his capture by a madman end their courting before it even begins? Or can his brother and their new friends rescue him before the killer strikes? This is part of a multi-author series but read as a stand alone.
Willow Kallias is plagued by a lifetime of rejection and anger, but when she finds herself imprisoned in a strange realm in an even stranger world, she realizes her old problems are the least of her worries. Fallen leader, Malachi, rescues Willow only to discover his own life is in danger when a vengeful succubus sets her sights on using him to destroy the realms of Dark World. When the succubus kidnaps Malachi, Willow’s newfound powers are put to the test, and she not only has to save the demon she’s fallen in love with but also figure out how to stop the succubus before the rest of her newly discovered family is destroyed. The realms of Dark World are still failing, and like the demon queen before her, the succubus is only a pawn. Dark World is still in grave danger.
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 ...
If you mess with a Devil, there will be hell to pay… Mike Monroe’s Marine Corps platoon are more than just fellow Devils. They’re family. Rowdy, tough, and tight-knit, despite their differences, they have each other’s backs no matter what. After all, they’ve trained together, fought together, killed together, and celebrated many a drunken night together. Nothing can come between them. Until a double date turns into an ambush, one with dire consequences for all involved. But who attacked them, and why? Family and friends of the Devils rush to their side. Bonds and ties are relied on. As the hidden motives behind the incident are slowly revealed, long-buried secrets are exposed that put the lives of everyone involved at risk . . . and threaten the very fabric of the brotherhood itself.
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.
Midlife can be daunting. But haunting? An evil suitor reaches out from beyond the grave…
Even with Vanessa having lost her home and living out of her secondhand shop and on the verge of eviction, her friends drag her to a wine tasting to celebrate her recent divorce.
When a cabernet-guzzling fortune-teller warns about a past coming back to haunt her, then plays matchmaker and awakens a vengeful spirit looking for an eternal bride, she struggles to escape the attempts of the specter set on ending her life.
Danger looms, and she can’t even give away the butterfly brooch responsible for a surge of unexpected growing supernatural abilities nor can she deny her interest in Trevor Austin, the winery’s attractive living, breathing featured sculptor.
Above all, Vanessa strives to escape her empty-nester cocoon of uncertainty and accept she’s a witch. Struggling to welcome romance into her life, she must prevent an incident in her past and the supernatural entity from destroying her and her friends’ lives and accept her calling to survive.
Jen – Divorced? Check. Over 30? Check. Single parent? Check. What are the odds I’d find a sexy, single man who isn’t allergic to a woman like me? Turns out the odds are good. But it’s not just my world that’s affected by the new man in my life, which means I may have to choose between my daughter’s happiness and my own. Anthony – After my wife died, I swore I’d never put myself in a position to feel loss like that again. Besides, I could never replace the mother of my child. I never intended to break that promise, but my meddling son ruined my plans. Turns out, the kid’s a great matchmaker, but nothing is easy when teenagers are involved. Or the Internet. Now I’ve got to fight for the second chance I didn’t think I wanted, and prove to two very stubborn women that they should take a chance on me.
They call it the Fury. And no-one is safe.
Life has got very complicated for Ryan. The fact is that he’s never been much of a team player. It’s not easy when your friends hate you and everyone else is on your case. And that was before people started going crazy. He has to find some answers, and fast. Before things get out of hand. Before anyone gets killed. Or worse. Wild Fury is the second book in the Ryan Jacobs series: fast-paced action-packed thrillers for a rebellious and digital generation that want to fight the system. If you like teenagers with attitude, you'll love Ryan Jacobs!
It’s not the first time Regan has experienced déjà-vu. But when the sensation involves finding a second body buried where one was found just weeks before, déjà-vu takes on new meaning. Someone murdered a girl on her seventeenth birthday and, as Regan delves into the motive behind the girl’s murder, she discovers many people are trying to hide secrets about their entanglement with the dead teenager. Regan must figure out which of them is a murderer — and she has to do it carefully or she’ll become the killer’s next victim. Santa Cruz, California real estate agent Regan McHenry, her husband Tom Kiley, and their friend police ombudsman Dave Everett are back in a new story of murder and invite you to come along for the twists and turns of the mystery.
Sequel to MATEO'S LAW. They were friends, close as brothers. Then they weren’t. Mateo and Jesse are cautiously working their way back to friendship when Jesse discovers the unthinkable. Delilah, the sultry shifter who’d had affairs with both men, is still alive. The tumble she took over a mountain ridge—a fall that nearly killed Mateo—should have finished her. Now, there’s no choice but for the two men to work together to take down a she-devil straight from hell. As the stakes escalate and the hunt becomes more intense, another wolf appears on the scene. Always where Jesse’s at. Always when he’s in trouble. Jesse is divided between ending Delilah, a new love interest, discovering the identity of a certain brown wolf and staying alive.
In a search for her future, Lacy Jones travels with a friend to a new town where a single dad shows her how to find meaning and lasting success. Lacy Jones, a graduate of her small high school, knows her whole world is about to change. She dreams of freedom from the struggles with her health, and of the independence that comes with a steady job. When her friend invites her to share the journey to visit the teacher from their country school days, Lacy finally gets the chance to chase her dreams. But when the girls get separated along the way, Lacy is left to make the trip alone. Arriving in a strange town, Lacy is reunited with old friends who introduce her to a new life, new relationships, and a new way of seeing herself. Conrad Van Drunen has spent the last four years developing his furniture business and raising his two children. He knows they need a mother, but he isn’t ready to talk of remarriage. When Lacy Jones falls across his path, Conrad is forced to make some changes. His brother and sister-in-law offer their assistance from babysitting and financial counsel to matchmaking, but Conrad has other plans. Losing hope of finding what he lost with his first wife, Conrad discovers the mother he’s been seeking for his children in the most unexpected place. Journey with Lacy and Conrad through trials and joys where deception and the truth can sometimes look an awfully lot alike.
Get ready to find Love on the Tree Farm! Murrtham's Tree Farm, that is. This collection contains three full-length steamy, contemporary romance novels as well as bonus epilogues and BRAND-NEW bonus content! The Magic of Us: Nellie Sturges is a hot mess single mom, about to be divorced. West Murrtham’s not into kids. A relationship could never work, but is there more to their friendship? The Magic of Her: Everly Murrtham is looking for her happily ever after. Jackson Smith doesn’t seem to want to settle down. Until their friendship turns into more. The Magic of Baseball: Lainie Tanner is a football-loving girl, but then college baseball player Walt St. John crashes into her life. Will opposites attract or clash?
She ran away years ago. He never truly let her go. Will their renewed romance survive her shameful secret? Lauren Carter can’t seem to catch a break. Suddenly jobless and blindsided by her grandmother’s rapidly declining health, she decides to finally return home after a lengthy self-imposed exile. But nothing could have prepared her for the pain of running into her old sweetheart. Blake Tully has tried and failed to forget the woman who left him behind. So when she shows up back in town without warning, he can’t repress his raw flood of feelings. But after he sees her family crumbling under massive emotional and financial strain, he vows to step up and support her. Burdened by the skeletons of her scandalous past, Lauren tries to resist falling all over again. And though Blake is ready for anything, he fears Lauren’s hesitance has already doomed any hope for their future. Can Lauren and Blake find the path to forgiveness and finally settle down together?
She needs a groom… Grace Johnson grew up in an orphanage. With no idea who her parents were or why they gave her up, she decides to stay on at the only place she’s ever called home. When a fire breaks out and destroys the orphanage, there is no place for her to stay long term. The director suggests Grace become a mail-order-bride. Grace struggles with leaving. The orphan girls have become like sisters to her, and she hates the thought of never seeing them again. What other choice does she have but to say goodbye and move on with her life? He doesn’t know he needs a bride… Preacher Pete Tucker’s been lost ever since his young wife, Susannah, died in childbirth three years ago. With taking care of his son as well as the church, he struggles with keeping it together. When Pete’s friends suggest he gets remarried, he balks at the idea, feeling it would be a betrayal to the only woman he’s ever loved. But when his son almost gets run down by a wagon, the least he can do is put an advertisement in the paper, making it clear he’s not looking for a love match. When Grace Johnson arrives in Mountain Springs, Colorado as an answer to his ad, Pete discovers he may be in for more than he bargained for. Will Grace be able to find the family she’s always longed for? Will Pete allow love to enter his life once more? Or will they have a marriage of convenience?
Waking up to gunshots and discovering the body of their neighbor just outside their bedroom door is bad enough, but when the Coroner rules the death a suicide, Realtors Regan McHenry and her husband Tom Kiley don’t believe it for a minute. Never mind what the physical evidence says; they heard their dead neighbor arguing with someone in the moments preceding his death. What really happened has become more than just a mystery they’d like to solve because the circumstances of their dead neighbor’s past keep interfering with their present and putting them in danger.
Mail Order Bride With A Secret Minnie Ravenel needs a husband now and an escape out of Charleston. Her mother answers an ad for a mail order bride in Angel Creek Montana, hoping that when Minnie arrives, the man will accept her and her unborn child. Tripp Maddox isn’t looking for a wife, but when he sees Minnie standing alone on the street crying, something about her situation reminds him of his own losses. A lonely rancher, with Christmas only a two months away, he asks her to marry him. Can two desperate strangers make a life together or will the past tear them apart?
"The only thing in this world you can truly control is yourself." Janey Sinclair's ability to teleport has always been a mystery to her. She tried for years to ignore it, but when tragedy shatters her life, Janey's anger consumes her. She hones her fighting skills, steals a prototype suit of military body armor, and takes to the streets of Atlanta, venting her rage as the masked vigilante dubbed "the Gray Widow" by the press. But Janey's power, and her willingness to use it, plunges her into a conflict on a much grander scale than she had anticipated. Soon she encounters Simon Grove, a bloodthirsty runaway with a shapeshifting ability gone horribly wrong, Garrison Vessler, an ex-FBI agent and current private defense contractor, who holds some of the answers Janey's been searching for, and Tim Kapoor, the first person in years with a chance of breaking through Janey's emotional shell-if she'll let him. But as Janey's vigilantism gains worldwide attention, and her showdown with Simon Grove draws ever closer, the reason for her augmented abilities-hers and all the others like her-begins to reveal itself. Because, high above the Earth, other eyes are watching. And they have far-reaching plans... Gray Widow's Walk is book one of the Gray Widow Trilogy, from international bestselling author Dan Jolley, co-creator of DC Comics' Firestorm.
A Russian Night Witch has a life-or-death choice to make. A German driven by vengeance. Working together, can they defeat the Third Reich?
Russian-Japanese pilot Aleksandra Rybakov searches for her place in the world and finds it as a Night Witch. After a fatal crash during the Battle of Kursk, she is offered a second life with the bonus of immortality by the Norse goddesses Freyja and Idunn, but there’s a catch. To defeat an army of monsters, she must find her courage and believe in herself or lose everyone she loves.
German resistance fighter Jakob Matthau saw his life ripped away when his parents were thrown into a Nazi death camp. Fueled by anger and vengeance, every battle he wins is one step closer to freeing his family. When the beautiful Night Witch Aleksandra introduces him to a world filled with magic and monsters, can they win the most difficult battle of their lives or will billions die in Hitler’s final solution?
From Book 1: After Breed, an thief-assassin of small renown is chased by a dragon, tricked by a demon, almost killed by a psychopathic gang boss, and hunted by a ferocious spider, life really takes a turn for the worst.
Sentenced to five years bonded servitude to a one-handed priest magician, Breed must find the hammer of the ancient hero known only as The Hammer of the North within a year and a day...
So, with only a drug-addicted vagrant, a rat-faced child, and a timid priest for backup, Breed sets out for the mighty city of Valen and the tomb of the Hammer.
What could possibly go Wrong?
Grim, dark and funny, Dangerous To Know is an epic sword and sorcery adventure.
A steamy, love triangle Ancient Roman and Highlander novel! The Romans have taken everything from her. When Maeve is robbed of the life she’d expected, will she learn to live and love again? Maeve Blogh’s marriage arrangement is a love match. What more could a Caledonii lass ask for? Her father, mighty chieftain Ru Blogh, has determined that she can wed the heir and chieftain-to-be of a neighboring village, tall and handsome Roark MacAaron. The arrangement makes for a strong Caledonii alliance against the Roman invaders. He ignites a ferocious passion in her, and all else in the world is forgotten. In fact, the only thing not perfect in her life is their trouble with the encroaching Romans, who seem intent on breaking the already-weak treaty with the Caledonii tribe. Roark and other warriors are tasked with trying to put the Romans in their place, with disastrous results. Suddenly the future she’d planned with Roark is gone, and Maeve finds herself sharing vows with his younger brother and the new chieftain, Keir. She promises to be his wife and help Keir become the leader his brother would have been. Keir is everything Roark is not: slender, contemplative, and passive. Maeve fears her heart might never open to this young man whose grief matches her own. Yet, the more time they spend together, the greater their affection grows, as does their passions, and she feels her heart coming to life once more. Yet, there is still a scar on her heart, one that is marked for Roark alone. ...
★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.
Delaney Miller, baker extraordinaire, is back in town and she’s all grown-up—sassy, spicy, and sexy AF. Too bad she’s my best friend’s little sister, slamming her firmly into the Off-Limits category. Except that’s not exactly what goes down. When I lose a bet with her, she takes what she wants and what she wants is me slamming into her. As a firefighter, I know when I’m too close to a blaze—and I’ve been burned before. I should walk—no, run—away, before either of us gets hurt. Trouble is, now that I’ve had a taste, I want more. But will I be able to handle the heat in the kitchen or will we both go up in flames?
With finances and marriage strained to the breaking point, Rose and Henry Ball dream of new lives filled with romance and adventure. Then Fortune takes a hand. Against all odds, the couple win a record Powerball lottery. The sudden windfall is the answer to all their prayers. Or not...
Helpless to resist the siren's song, the Balls leap feet first into the intoxicating world of the super-rich. Henry drifts into treacherous waters on a mad Russian oligarch's yacht, while Rose throws caution to the wind and rushes headlong into the arms of a beautiful, dangerous ...
Santa Cruz husbands are being murdered. The local news media is buzzing because a dark-clad figure witnesses describe as Death has been seen lurking nearby each time a murder is committed. When new widows start hiring real estate agent Regan McHenry to sell their houses, she discovers all the murdered men have something in common: their wives belong to a walking group called The Widow’s Walk League. No wonder Regan is worried when the group’s leader starts paying special attention to her husband, Tom. Regan invites you to attend Woodies on the Wharf and go to a séance with her as adventures unfold and she tries to keep her husband safe in the fourth book in the Regan McHenry Real Estate Mystery Series. Regan’s best friend, Dave Everett, Santa Cruz Police Community Relations Ombudsman, is back to lead a new cast of quirky characters and struggle with Regan’s amateur detecting.
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.
Dawson Parker Leaving her behind was the hardest thing I've ever done. And trust me, my life hasn't exactly been a bed of roses. But when mistrust runs deep and your own family are the enemy, are your friends really your friends? What I didn't count on was for the one person I swore to protect turning up under my nose. Can I hold onto my vow and keep her safe and away from those I need to? Or is there a way I can keep the girl and life I lead? Everleigh Acton A man I can't trust. A relationship I don't want. Lied to and manipulated. That's how I ended up in the slums of New York nursing a broken heart. A broken heart soothed by the brief glimpse of a love now lost. One moment. One second. That's all it took to reignite the spark between us. But can my battered heart take another round? Do I want it to?
A proofreading sleuth. One dead newspaper editor. Will finding the killer be too much for Maggie to handle? Who would kill a small-town newspaper editor? Besides everyone, since nobody liked the man anyway. The suspect list keeps shifting. The police don’t have a clue. So, it’s up to proofreader Maggie Velam to read between the lines. She enlists the help of her son, Seth, and a friend, but she just might be in over her head. Can Maggie’s attention to detail help them before someone else winds up dead?
From Book 1: For Sabre Orin Brown, life is good; she has it all...or would have, if only she could solve the mysterious disappearance of her brother. The search for her brother and her career as a Juvenile Court Attorney collide when she defends a nine-year-old whose father will go to any length to obtain custody.
Sabre finds herself immersed in a case with too many unanswered questions. Her quest for the truth takes her coast to coast and five years into the past. Confronted with mysterious clues and strange occurrences, Sabre is threatened by someone wanting to make her suffer the unbearable anguish of losing everything--including her life.
As Sabre's passion to find the answers intensifies, she discovers a twisted history of desperation, deceit, and revenge. And she discovers how obscure and treacherous the truth can be.
One of Case City's most skilled assassins, Jackson Cole is a wanted man. After annihilating his latest target, he quickly learns the prominent man's identity. Now, a perilous enemy seeks revenge, and rival guilds look to take advantage of his vulnerability. For Jackson, it's become kill or be killed, but will a steady aim be enough to take on the entire city?
2022 EDITORS CHOICE HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY
“This effervescent historical novel paints a richly detailed portrait of the enterprising Veuve Clicquot. The twinned plots of Clicquot and Napoleon Bonaparte’s rise and fall are filled with detail that give life to this far-off time. The prose is light, yet detailed, and peppered with moments of wry humor. Napoleon's characterization is well-crafted and give his character new life. Clicquot’s character is charming, and readers will love getting to know her. Rosenberg has a superb eye for blending humor with drama.” ~Publisher’s WeeklyBookLife Prize
From triple-gold award-winning author, Rebecca Rosenberg: Champagne, France, 1800. Twenty-year-old Barbe-Nicole inherited Le Nez (an uncanny sense of smell) from her great-grandfather, a renowned champagne maker. She is determined to use Le Nez to make great champagne, but the Napoleon Code prohibits women from owning a business. When she learns her childhood sweetheart, François Clicquot, wants to start a winery, she marries him despite his mental illness.
Soon, her husband’s tragic death forces her to become Veuve (Widow) Clicquot and grapple with a domineering partner, the complexities of making champagne, and six Napoleon wars, which cripple her ability to sell champagne. When she falls in love with her sales manager, Louis Bohne, who asks her to marry, she must choose between losing her winery to her husband, as dictated by Napoleon Code, or losing Louis. ...
A celebrity television chef with a fledgling VIP catering company.
A 10-year-old niece she didn’t know she had.
Mix those with poison, car bombs, and murderers, and her carefully laid out plans for a future life become completely upended!
Tragically, Dani Rosetti's parents died in a plane crash, and she leaves law school behind, heads to Paris, and becomes a chef. And not just any old chef – but a chef who goes on to become the darling of the celebrity chef world. When a rabid fan tries to kill her, she ends her television career as a celebrity chef to start a catering company for the VIPs of the world.
What she never expected, after not speaking with her brother for years, is that he had a child, and when he unexpectedly dies, that she would become that child’s guardian. Suddenly she’s Auntie Dani to a precocious ten-year-old.
But someone wants to kill her.
It takes all the resources her bodyguard, Arthur, who doubles as her sous-chef, has to keep Dani and her niece safe. Whipping up cream for chocolate mousses was a lot easier for both Dani and Arthur!
This is the debut book in the Chef Dani Rosetti Cozy Mystery Series by a USA Bestselling Author and Amazon All-Star.
Sexy East Coast playboy, Nolan Banks, is disturbing my perfectly buttoned-up life. He sleeps with celebrities, jets around the globe and thumbs his nose at the tabloids.
And every time he gets drunk and photographed with some random harlot claiming she's pregnant with his love child, I get the call.
Clean it up, Charlie.
You see, I'm Charlene de Monaco, Nolan's corporate attorney.
Then he went and did it. Something so outrageous his daddy can't buy him out of it. I can't even lawyer him out of it. His only hope for redemption is pretending to straighten up and fly right. To act like he's in love with one woman. Committed. Monogamous.
It's a solid strategy.
Except for one fatal flaw.
He picks me.
This #1 alpha billionaire romance is intended for mature readers 18+. Download the best-selling romance for FREE with Kindle Unlimited.
Orphaned as an infant, Croft spent his early years in the harsh confines of the Abbey, dreaming of befriending a dragon. When the day finally came, an accident leaves him utterly changed and bonded to a beast named Rueloo. Facing prejudice and fear, Croft builds a quiet life in the nest among his dragon friends – unaware his unique abilities would soon be needed. With a powerful foe marching towards their borders, King Augustus appeals to the dragon child for his help. Croft’s example of sacrifice, kindness, and bravery inspire the people of Spiredale to unite and overcome. With the dragons, they forge a powerful alliance and embrace an entwined future neither were expecting. In this five-story collection, join Croft and Rueloo through a series of adventures filled with intrigue, survival, love, sorrow, and triumph. Their bond is only the beginning... (Suitable for ages ten-adult.)
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?
Maverick New Orleans lawyer Tubby Dubonnet's new client is Darryl Alvarez, the manager of a local nightclub who's been caught unloading marijuana from a shrimp boat. At their first meeting, Darryl entrusts Tubby with an ordinary-looking blue gym bag--filled with cash. After Darryl's unfortunate demise, Tubby can’t just give up the cash. If he gets caught, he’ll be in jail; if the wrong people catch him, he’ll wish he was.
Stupid romantic dreams aren’t for me. Life has taught me enough to be sure love is a lie to sell diamonds on Valentine’s. I have everything I want. A stable career, the bank account, amazingly supportive friends, and a fabulous high heels collection. Until I lay my eyes on him. Evan Hayes. Panty-dropping gorgeous. Check. Cocky grin and attitude to match. Check. And check. That sounds good, right? But I’m six years older, he’s a player… and my brother’s best friend. An unexpected encounter on a stormy night turns into something else. Something intense and undeniable. The lines I carefully drafted around my heart become blurry, all the plans I made for my future are at stake. Could he be the man who makes me believe? This is a standalone, reverse age-gap, enemies-to-lovers romance that features a swoon-worthy doctor hero and hell-on-heels heroine you will fall in love with. Binge now!
A witch hunter is thrust into a magical, dragon-filled world... At sixteen, Yanna Gray is part of her family’s Virginia based witch hunting enterprise, helping rid Earth of anything—and anyone—magic. But her militant life goes south when an enchanted amulet goes missing. Before Yanna can reclaim the artifact, the thief opens an interdimensional portal flinging Yanna into a frightening magical world. Ragond is straight out of the forbidden fairy tales Yanna once read. Mythical creatures, witches, and mages live in harmony with humans. Here, all she’s grown up believing is turned on its head—especially when she discovers her own magical abilities. Without access to a portal to Earth, Yanna is invited to shelter at Stonehaven—the training ground for witches, mages, and dragon riders—where she discovers true friendship, camaraderie, and a surprising bond with an ancient dragon. But all too quickly, Yanna’s magic-hunting past catches up to her. Now, to save her friends and the dragon who partnered with her, Yanna must decide what she believes and who to trust. Or her past might become Ragond’s downfall.
Winner of Spark Award Winner of the Moonbeam Award Gold Medal USA Book Award Finalist 12-year-old Elena Barrios' father has AIDS, a new disease in 1992 with a 100% fatality rate. Rather than face certain ridicule and ostracism, Elena tells her friends anything but the truth, fabricating stories about him being a writer and researcher. But the reality is Elena resents her father’s illness and can’t face the fact that he is dying. When she is befriended by an older black woman named Ang who tells stories about her own father and the history of prejudice against African Americans in the years before the civil rights movement, Elena is transported into these stories, allowing her to experience them first hand. With Ang's help, Elena discovers the value of every individual, but will that be enough to help her say good-bye to the person she values the most? The Storytellers is an award-winning middle grade historical novel with a twist of magic.
None can resist the ravages of time. Knowledge is lost. Memories fade. But some things must never be forgotten. Over 400 years ago, twelve great warriors united the beleaguered armies of men and scoured the war-torn lands of evil, pushing the enemy back into the underground pits and caverns from whence they came. To ensure their legacy, each of the Twelve founded fortress monasteries to impart their unique knowledge of war and politics to a select few, the Knights of the Twelve. But now the last of the Twelve have long since passed from history to legend and the Knights, their numbers dwindling, are harbouring a dark and terrible secret that must be protected at all costs. Merad Reed has spent half his life guarding a great crater known as the Pit, yearning for some escape from the bleak monotony. Then the arrival of Aldarin, one of the few remaining Knights of the Twelve, sets off a chain of cataclysmic events that will change Reed forever. To the north, Jelaïa del Arelium, heiress to the richest of the nine Baronies, must learn to navigate the swirling political currents of her father’s court if she hopes one day to take his place. But the flickering flames of ambition hide the shadow of an even greater threat. And deep within the earth, something is stirring.
US 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. Texas Lawmen won’t go. The U.S. Cavalry can’t go. Jeb & Zach, Civil War vets, wade the Rio Bravo to find a stolen girl-- Jeb’s 14-year-old niece! A border war rages across the Rio with ranches burned. No one is safe. The pair pledge to bring the girl home -- or die trying!
Lisa – I never planned to write steamy romances, but what started as a way to pay the bills is now a pretty lucrative side hustle. My real dream is to write children's books, so I took a job with an education company to learn the ropes. Things started off great, until I met my boss’ brother, who could be my next cover model. Best not to let that slip though, since I didn’t put romance novelist on my resume. My pen name protects my secret, but is it forcing me to live a lie? Chris – I hate playing handyman for my brother’s fledgling company when my role is so much bigger, but I get his desire to succeed on his own merits. I’ll play along and pretend my contribution is limited to what I can do with my hands instead of my bank account. As far as excuses go it has merit, and even gives me reason to bump into the beautiful new writer, who I can’t stop thinking about. But getting close to her is so, so wrong, considering she doesn’t know I’m the one who writes her paycheck.
Being vulnerable makes you a target. Pax knows this all too well. He doesn’t want to need a hero, but the green-eyed biker that keeps rescuing him anyway has him sliding into dangerous territory—namely, Mace’s bed. Mace is the Sergeant-at-Arms of the St. Louis Iron Heretics MC—treading through volatile situations is all in a days work. At the end of the day, he knows better than to let his heart rule out over his head, but Pax is an anomaly he can’t shake loose. When a threat returns, taking aim at Pax and disrupting the balance they’ve reached, Mace has to recalibrate his sights, bringing what he truly wants into focus. Unfortunately for them, danger doesn’t always stay dead. Disrupt is the first book in the Iron Heretics MC series. It can be read as a stand-alone and features no cliffhanger, no cheating, and a HEA
Earth is at peace…then an alien infection changes everything. An engineer creates a revolutionary engine to launch the world's hope for salvation. A crew of Earth’s top talent face never-before-seen adversity as they search for a cure for humanity. Earth had achieved a semi-utopia until aliens destroyed the peace that took decades for hacker revolutionaries to build. After a bizarre robot occupation leading to all-out war, humanity was left with a deadly alien pandemic. Their hope for salvation lies with an elite team of mission specialists. As their journey into deep space begins, they encounter obstacles and battles of wills as they strive to survive the harsh and not-so-empty space on the way to their distant goal. They must combat technical problems, illness, personal issues, and secret elements of Earth’s warring bio-tech ideologies as they kick off their mission to save Earth.