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DEADLY LIES a gripping detective mystery full of twists and turns (Detective Mariner Mystery Book 1)

Discover a new detective in a tough city. DI Tom Mariner thinks he’s seen it all, but now he faces an investigation which will push him to the limit.“Collett is a wonderful writer, subtle, clever, strong on atmosphere and character.” Yorkshire PostTHIS IS A REVISED EDITION OF A BOOK FIRST PUBLISHED AS A WORM IN THE BUD.Journalist Eddie Barham is found dead in his home. A syringe is in his arm and a note by his side reads, ‘No More’.Open and shut case of suicide? Not for DI Mariner. Hours before, he saw Barham picking up a woman in a bar. And then Mariner discovers Barham’s younger brother, Jamie, hiding in a cupboard under the stairs.Jamie is the only witness to his brother's death, but his severe autism makes communication almost impossible. Mariner is determined to connect with Jamie and get to the truth. Is the journalist’s death related to his investigation of a local crime kingpin?What other dark secrets does Jamie hold the key to and can Mariner keep his relationship professional with Barham’s attractive sister, Anna?In a nail-biting conclusion, Mariner races against time to prevent more lives being lost.Perfect for fans of Peter James, Ian Rankin and Peter Robinson.This is the first book in the DI MARINER SERIES, more books coming soon!WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT DEADLY LIES:“I liked it a lot, one of the better books I read this year.” Hannelore Cheney“5 STARS. What a wonderful book.” Ron“This is a complex plot which gripped me when I started reading.” Olga“5 Stars – A Gripping Read.” Barbara“A very well-written and gripping book.” Viv“A clever plot, excellent characters and that ‘je ne sais quoi’ that keeps you turning the pages.” NickiTHE SETTINGBirmingham is a city of stark contrasts with a rich cultural and historical heritage. Playing a key role in the industrial revolution, it helped shape the nation’s manufacturing industry But with its many green spaces, Birmingham also borders on the beautiful countryside of Worcestershire and Warwickshire, is just a few miles from Stratford on Avon and a short drive from the wild country of mid-Wales. Birmingham’s population is large and ethnically diverse, and while urban regeneration has forged a modern and culturally vibrant city, the decaying remnants of the industrial past and 1960s concrete jungle give it a unique and gritty character; the dark underbelly policed by DI Tom Mariner and his team.THE DETECTIVESDetective Inspector Tom Mariner is, on the surface, an average dedicated policeman, but his experiences as a younger man have given him an insight into life on the dark side, and a clear sense of right and wrong. Mariner has little interest in material things. He lives in a modest canal-side cottage, enjoys the occasional (real) beer and game of dominoes and drives an old car. He is most at home in the outdoors, with an OS map and a compass, and in times of crisis, will take off and walk for miles in any weather.Police Constable Tony Knox has recently transferred to the West Midlands force and finds himself back in uniform following an undisclosed transgression. A scouser with the gift of the gab, and an irrepressible ladies’ man, Knox is initially wary of the inscrutable DI Mariner, but, when a need arises, is grateful for his unquestioning support and the lack of curiosity about his personal life.DI MARINER SERIESBook 1: DEADLY LIESBook 2: INNOCENT LIESBook 3: KILLER LIESBook 4: BABY LIESBook 5: MARRIED LIESBook 6: BURIED LIESBook 7: MISSING LIESBook 8: DARKEST LIES

Escape to Starling Bay (Books 1-3)

** THREE heart-warming SMALL TOWN SWEET ROMANCES in one boxed set! **1. Winter's Kiss2. Maid for Him3. Love LettersEscape to Starling Bay, a small coastal town full of interesting and quirky characters:Winter's KissShe's the city girl from Boston. He's the gift shop owner from the bay.Their worlds were never meant to collide.Maid for HimHe's from one of the oldest and wealthiest families in the bay. She's a maid.It was never meant to be.Love LettersHe's a ladies man. A charmer and a flirt. The chaser, not the chased.Until the arrival of anonymous love notes upsets the status quo. Who is sending them and why?All the books in this series are sweet romances with a happy-ever-after, and each book can be read as a standalone.

More Than We Bargained For: A Sweet Small-Town Romance (Timber Falls Book 4)

Wanted: renter for rural Oregon mountain lodge. Single mom divorcees named Starla preferred. Starla Moore despises a mystery, and there's no bigger mystery than Sawyer Devereaux. He comes into the library on Thursdays like clockwork, but rarely talks to anyone else. Not that she despises him; after all, he's easy on the eyes, quick-witted, and that Southern accent makes her swoon. But in the midst of a divorce, her only romance is the bookish kind. Worst of all, crashing with her bestie won't be an option soon, especially since her final fling with her husband had one very specific unintended consequence...Regaining consciousness with his head in the cute librarian's lap was a rude awakening; Sawyer thought his health problems were under control. Without a driver's license, there's no way he can live in his little cabin alone...When he finds out Starla's struggling financially, he proposes a trade: his housing for her driving. Surely he can keep his feelings a secret for a few months...He's given up on his dreams; she's just figuring hers out. When the rumors start, will it push these two misfits together...or drive one of them out of Timber Falls for good?More Than We Bargained For is the fourth book in the Timber Falls small-town romance series. It can be enjoyed as a standalone. If you like town meeting rants, neighborly concerns that become something more, and water fights that heat things up instead of cooling them down, buy this book now. This book contains no open-door sex scenes, no cheating, and a happily ever after.

Harbored Secrets

From the author of the popular Maternal Harbor comes Harbored Secrets (a psychological mystery in the unearthing of family secrets.) In May of 1935, Blinny Platt’s homestead shack burns to the ground forever leaving her family asunder, scattering them like the embers flew on the Montana wind. She was only eight-years-old, sent away and in charge of her little sister. She could handle that because Platts take care of Platts.However, it is the hidden secrets of her parents smoldering beneath the charred remains that haunts Blinny until 1982. She once again leaves the home place to build a house for herself. As the foundation is poured and the walls go up, each of the hurtful memories are uncovered. Finally the mystery, left in the ashes of the burned home, is revealed. How could her mother do what she did?

The Venue: A wedding novel

"Rollicking dark, twisted fun!"Welcome to THE VENUEWhere the super rich can get away from it all. ...and get away with anything they want.You're invited to Caleb Hunt's wedding! Sure, you haven't spoken since you two had a falling out in high school, but Caleb has gotten over that. He's a forgiving person. It was all a misunderstanding. He credits you with turning him into the man he is today. He wants to repay you and everyone else from his life with an invitation to his destination wedding. An all-expense paid trip to a luxurious resort. High up in the Alps. Secluded and private. Please RSVP. It's sure to be a killer party.The newest gleefully violent release from the writer of INTERCEPTS and IN MY FATHER'S BASEMENT.REVIEWS:"TJ Payne delivers and is an author to watch." -- The Haunted Reading Room Reviews"It's Battle Royale at a wedding. If that summary appeals to you, then you will lose your mind over TJ Payne's The Venue." "Wow! Absolutely speechless! My heart is still racing!""A wild, twisted, wicked ride that I want to go on again!""If you enjoy books that are thrilling, interesting, unputdownable and that explore human nature ... then you HAVE GOT TO READ THIS!!"

Witches of Half Moon Bay Series Box Set: Books 1-3 (A Witch's Call, A Witch's Destiny, A Witch's Fate) (Witches of Half Moon Box Set Book 1)

This bundle includes the first 3 books in the bestselling Witches of Half Moon Bay series. An action-packed urban fantasy with a heavy dose of paranormal romance. Witches, werewolves, & WTF?!I’m what you call normal by day, and woo woo by night. As a college student, I spend my days in class and my evenings selling sage to PTA moms who do moon rituals to manifest better parking spaces. It doesn’t help that my best friend is a cat who likes pizza, and a “night out” includes hand delivering mysterious packages to the local “coven” of small business owners that repeatedly invite me to their meetings—clothing optional.My life is weird. But it’s not magic. Magic isn’t real.At least, that’s what I believe–right up until the moment he walks into my store.Alex Channing is rude, brutish, and a constant pain in my ass. He’s also the hottest specimen I’ve ever seen. When he miraculously saves me from certain death, at the hand of a monster whose very existence shouldn’t even be possible, the reality of who—and what—Alex really is can’t be ignored. Neither can the existence of the monsters who hunt me. Because it turns out, magic is real. And the only thing I’m more in danger of losing than my life—is my heart.

Run and Hide (An Eva Driscoll Thriller Book 1)

This book was previously published by Thomas & Mercer, an Amazon Publishing imprint. Please check your downloaded Kindle books before purchasing.There’s only so long you can run for your life.Eva Driscoll is used to chasing down bad guys, but now the bad guys are chasing her. She knows they won’t stop until she’s dead.After her brother is killed in a faked suicide, Driscoll teams up with ex-soldier Rees Colback, the one person who can help her find answers. Together they’re determined to uncover why members of his Special Forces squad are dying in mysterious circumstances.But with every agency in the country in hot pursuit, their only choice is to flee.The clock is ticking. They can’t run forever. It’s time to make a choice: kill or be killed…

Nomads and Warriors: A Gripping Private Detective Mystery (Nomads and Warriors Private Investigator Crime Thriller series Book 1)

A DEADLY NEW MYSTERY BEGINS WITH A SUDDEN DISAPEARANCE…  AND A LIFE OF SECRETS LAID BARE.Detectives Eva Roberts and Dan Bradley are hired to track down missing psychotherapist, Laurence Potts. Potts has been Eva’s therapist for years – and his sudden disappearance leaves plenty of questions. As the detectives uncover the old man’s secrets, Eva realises she may have never known Potts at all.  When a ransom letter is printed in a local newspaper, Eva and Dan must do whatever it takes to track the kidnappers down before the villains can carry out their threat to right past wrongs.The detectives face demons old and new as they peel through the layers of history, discovering that the old man’s wealth is going missing - and many dark secrets besides.Many people have motive to wish Potts harm, but without an obvious suspect the mystery deepens... and time is running out. The case gets more dangerous by the hour…And Eva’s life is about to take a dramatic turn…NOMADS AND WARRIORS – a gripping, page-turning, private investigator trilogy1.       Nomads and Warriors2.       A Violent Heart3.       The Last Hope

Angel Eyes: The Haunting of January House (Penny Wright Book 2)

Medium Penny Wright returns in a new paranormal mystery filled with shocking twists and turns.These walls conceal a terrifying secret.Everyone in Ashton, Colorado, knows that January House is haunted. Tucked away on an isolated hillside, it's been the site of grisly murders and unsolved disappearances. An artists’ commune took up residence there in the 1970s, creating a controversy that still divides the town. Now, a reclusive painter has died in the crumbling house. The police say it’s natural causes. But they don’t know why she fired a gun before she collapsed. Or why she called Bryce Wright, a man she hardly knew, and left a voicemail filled with her screams.Bryce convinces his sister, Penny Wright, to investigate. Penny has seen ghosts all her life. But the walls of January House conceal a horrifying, decades-old secret. Its dead are growing restless. Penny must go to lengths she's never imagined to solve January House's mysteries. And this time, it's the living who could pose the greatest threat.Note to readers: This book is part of a series, but can be read out of order as a standalone mystery.Angel Eyes is a ghost story, a murder mystery, and a supernatural thriller wrapped into one genre-bending page-turner! An original read you won't be able to put down."Suspenseful, emotional (I was crying during the last few chapters) and filled with detailed descriptions, this is a fast paced ride that I was more than willing to take." Katy, Goodreads ★★★★★"Wonderful well written plot and story line that had me engaged from the start." Billie, Goodreads ★★★★★"Penny Wright is back on a new haunting, this time far more dangerous! It's full of love, friendship, dangerous and sinister things." Juliana, Goodreads ★★★★★

Tempest in the Tea Leaves (A Sunny Meadows Mystery Book 1)

An Agatha and RT Reviewer’s Choice Award Nominee!”In the fortune telling business there are a lot of pretenders, but Sunshine Meadows is the real deal—and her predictions can be lethally accurate…Leaving the Big Apple for the quaint town of Divinity, New York, Sunny is determined to make it on her own as a psychic. With an ancient Victorian house as her place of business, Sunny uses various psychic methods to aid the town’s residents. But when she uses tea leaves to give a reading for a frazzled librarian, what she finds at the bottom of the cup is anything but helpful. Sunny informs the police of her deadly vision, but her warning is too late. And with hard-nosed, ruggedly handsome Detective Mitch Stone denying her abilities and naming her prime suspect, the situation is dire. Now Sunny has to use her visions to clear her name, before the killer can put an end to the psychic’s *Nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel*Nominated for an RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Amateur Sleuth“A delightful new cozy mystery series...Highly recommended.” —The Mystery Bookshelf“Fun and fortune telling await readers in this first-rate debut mystery featuring a young and feisty psychic...Great pacing, characters, and a surprisingly good conclusion make this new series absolute fun!” —RT Book Reviews“A fine whodunit laced with generous helpings of humor, Tempest in the Tea Leaves marks an entertaining beginning to Townsend’s series. And it wouldn’t be wrong to predict continued success.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch“An entertaining paranormal police procedural in which the cops use Sunny’s talent on their homicide investigation...A wonderful fast-paced crystal ball whodunit.” —The Mystery Gazette“Will delight cozy fans who like a blend of excitement, romance, and a big dash of humor in their reading...I predict that if you like a bit of new age in your mysteries, you’re going to adore Sunny Meadows!” —Feathered Quill Book Reviews“You have to be psychic to guess the identity of the killer in this hit debut novel...Kari Lee Townsend has pulled out all the stops for this fabulous new series! I look forward to plenty more novels by this gifted writer. Tempest in the Tea Leaves is a murder mystery to die for!” —Fresh Fiction

A Perfect Escape

She planned her escape to the last detail--she didn't plan on falling in love.Megan Thomas wants to get lost--preferably in someone else's life. But can she really escape the terror of her past, to grab onto some hope of a future?Leaving Chicago and her mob-connected husband behind, she assumes a new identity. She planned her escape to the last detail--but she didn't plan on Smyth Parker.Smyth Parker is already lost. And he sure as hell doesn't need a complication like Megan Thomas in his life. He wants nothing from no one and expects to live out his life in solitude.But when Megan fears her husband has found her, she runs again, and no detailed plan can save her this time. When she runs blindly into Smyth's arms, he has no choice but to protect her.Can two people running away from life, figure out how to trust each other enough to live?

One Last Chance: A Workplace Romance (Finding Love in Scotland Book 1)

There’s only one thing harder than sharing office space with Finn Anderson: keeping my mind off him.Weeks ago, he kissed me senseless and walked away. But my best friend’s cousin is back – and worse? He’s one of the only people I know in Edinburgh.With his seductive Scottish accent and alluring blue eyes, one look from Finn sets my heart racing. Exchanging playful quips at office happy hours and smoldering glances through conference room doors proves that our chemistry is undeniable. Our connection, irrefutable.But I can’t fall for Finn. Even though I’m halfway there.He doesn’t do commitment or relationships.Last month, I thought we were done. Over.Turns out we’re just getting started.

Rocky Mountain Haven (Six Pack Ranch Book 2)

It’s the quiet ones who take you by surprise.A STAND ALONE story in the bestselling SIX PACK RANCH series by New York Times Bestselling Author Vivian ArendBeth Danube’s emotionally abusive husband is dead and buried. So is her heart. It’s no big deal, she has all she wants: her three little boys and a fresh start in a small Alberta town. After ten years of unsatisfactory, missionary-position sex, she certainly never expected her libido to reawaken. Then one look at sex-in-boots Daniel Coleman blows the dust off her sexuality.Sensing an edge of desperation, even fear, beneath Beth’s come-on, Daniel finds himself giving in to the powerful urge to let his normally restrained desires run wild. The lady wants non-judgmental, non-vanilla sex? She’s got it—in and out of the bedroom.At first, friends with blazing-hot benefits is more than enough. Then Beth realizes Daniel is burning away the protective fortress around her heart…and the guilty secret she dare not reveal.Contains: One woman determined to retake control of her life and a man with the single-minded purpose of offering her everything she needs to get there. Inappropriate behaviour in barns, change rooms, and oh-my-gawd phone sex with a cowboy.Originally published 2012

Cottage on Oceanview Lane (Emerald Cove Book 1)

When a renowned book editor returns to her roots, she rediscovers her strength & her passion in this heartwarming novel from the author of The Waratah Inn.Sarah Flannigan is moving home to the small, beachside hamlet of Emerald Cove. After years in the city building a career as an editor at one of the top publishing houses in the country, she’s uprooting her life to help her mother run the family cafe after the divorce.Cindy Flannigan never thought she’d find herself single and alone in her sixties, but when her husband runs off with a younger woman, she uncovers secret debts he’s accumulated that will leave her in dire financial straits for the first time in her life. She calls on her eldest child to help and is delightfully surprised when her daughter moves home to the Cove. But concerns for her daughter's future happiness soon mar the reunion.Newlywed Meg has always wanted a family to love, so when she and Brad spend their honeymoon in Hawaii it seems like a dream come true. What happens next will change their lives forever. Visit beautiful Emerald Cove where a delightful ensemble cast of characters will warm your heart as you follow along with the ups and downs of their lives in this small beachside town.This is the first book in a continuing series for fans of Debbie Macomber.

Friends to Forever: An anthology of trope

An anthology for the love of trope! Three full-length novels showcasing friends-to-lovers romance.BRING IT ON HOMEForced to take a sabbatical from work, Maggie goes home to Tennessee, where she finds more than she bargained for with life-long friend, Porter. As they navigate their way from friends to lovers, it seems they were made for each other. But secrets lurk in the shadows of their past that just might destroy everything they know about each other.LET IT BE MEWith her daughter headed off to college, Emerson has no idea how to feel about her suddenly empty nest. She barely remembers life before motherhood, but firefighter Caleb’s right next door to give her a reminder—along with a toe-curling kiss that catapults them past friends and into something more.KNOW ME WELLRiley is no stranger to hard work. She's queen of Doing All The Things—solo. And that's exactly how she likes it. She’s not holding out for a hero. When disaster strikes her business, former Marine Liam jumps in to help--whether she likes it or not. Will they be able to work through their complicated past to save the pharmacy before she's forced to close its doors forever?

Tea for Three: A heartwarming story about life, love, and true friendship (A Mulberry Lane Novel Book 1)

Three women. Three cups of tea. Three new beginnings.Sarah Gardner's husband went to sleep one night in November and never woke up. At forty-years-old, the new widow is left to care for their three children, all of whom are under the age of five.Twenty-five-year-old Filipina, Kate Morgan, thought she had met the man of her dreams during what was a perfect summer vacation. Now married to the handsome American who had swept her off her feet, and over 8000 miles away from home, Kate soon realizes that her mother was right: vacations end and people change.Louise Delaney couldn't ask for anything more. At fifty-nine, she had enjoyed almost four decades of blissful marriage to Warren--may his soul rest in peace. But Louise's seemingly perfect world is upended when she gets a visit from a sixteen-year-old who says she is Warren's daughter.Three exceptional women--each of whose hearts are broken into a million pieces--come together in this extraordinary tale of life, love, and true friendship.OTHER BOOKS BY MELISSA CROSBY:Willow Oaks Series - Sweet Romance* Book 1: Love Me True* Book 2: Love Me Maybe* Book 3: Love Me Again* Book 4: Love Me Always* Book 5: Love Me TimelessMulberry Lane Series - Inspirational Women's Fiction* Book 1: Tea for Three* Book 2: Three Wishes* Book 3: In Three YearsCollections:* A Willow Oaks Sweet Romance Collection: Volume 1 - Books 1-3* A Willow Oaks Sweet Romance Collection: Volume 2 - Books 4-5

Joffe Books Murder Mystery & Suspense Short Story Collection

DISCOVER FIVE AMAZING SHORT STORIES BY FIVE BESTSELLING AUTHORS.These authors have sold over 5 million books. Now you can read a selection of their short stories full of mystery, suspense and twists.THE WORM TURNS by Gretta MulrooneyGammy Doreen died a gruesome death, cold and alone in a tunnel beneath the house — now it’s up to Tyrone Swift to uncover the truth in this short story by Gretta Mulrooney.THE CARRION CROW by Helen H. DurrantDetective Tom Calladine can’t even take a holiday without getting involved in a murder investigation in Helen H. Durrant’s classic short story.CREEPER ON THE LEVELS by David HodgesDetective Kate Hamblin is on the hunt for a twisted serial killer in David Hodges’s thrilling short story.TIME TO KILL by Bill KitsonTime to kill? The stage is set for murder in this gripping short story by Bill Kitson.FORGIVE ME by Joy EllisA man is found dead with a note in his hand. It reads: Please forgive me. Find out what happens next in this moving short story by Joy Ellis.ABOUT OUR AWARD-WINNING AND BESTSELLING AUTHORS:Gretta Mulrooney is a critically acclaimed author of literary fiction, crime novels and short stories, including the Tyrone Swift Detective Series.Helen H. Durrant has sold over 1.3 million books and regularly reaches the top ten of the Bookseller’s Digital Bestseller Lists.David Hodges is an ex-police officer, having served for thirty years with Thames Valley Police, and is author of the Detective Kate Hamblin Mystery Series.Bill Kitson is author of the DI Mike Nash Thrillers, The Eden House Mysteries, the Greek Island Romances, plus the Byland Crescent Saga.Joy Ellis was nominated for audiobook of the year at the British Book Awards 2019 for Their Lost Daughters and Crime and Thriller Book of the Year at the British Book Awards 2021 for The Patient Man.

The Inn at Dolphin Bay (Dolphin Bay Novel Book 1)

A scandalous affair. An old man with an attitude problem. A family inn crumbling to the ground.Will she ever survive the summer? Tana Martin was living her best life... until suddenly, she wasn't. When she catches her husband with a woman half her age, her friend suggests that she needs a little "you time" - meaning swimsuits, Mai Tais, and golden-sand beaches, not a cantankerous old man who needs a caretaker and a family inn that has fallen into a state of disrepairShe should be celebrating her silver wedding anniversary. Instead, she’s gearing up for the worst summer of her life.But Dolphin Bay, the small island off the coast of Maine where Tana spent many of her childhoods, has more than a few surprises in store. Amid the sea-breeze days and starry nights, old friendships are rekindled, new flames are ignited, and Tana begins to realize that the life she left behind might not be the one she craves after all.Visit the beautiful island of Dolphin Bay, where friendship, hope, love, and pastries are plentiful. This small-town women’s fiction series is perfect for readers of all ages.

Forever Only Once (Promise Me Book 1)

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan comes a sexy new contemporary stand-alone series.Hazel Noble has survived horrors she wouldn’t inflict on her worst enemy. Since then, she’s healed, found herself, and connected with a group of women she’s proud to call her friends. However, when they make a pact to start looking for love, Hazel finds herself not only up first but also forced to face a past she thought she’d escaped.Cross Brady has no need for a relationship. As the oldest of five, he’s always been the one his family can rely on. Now, all he wants is to work in peace and live his life. His priorities shift dramatically, though, when Cross finds himself in Hazel’s path.Though the two initially fight their connection, they soon learn that it’s safer to fall for each other than keep running from what’s holding them back—not to mention, who wants them dead.

Lost Diamond Girls: A Detective Serial Killer Crime Thriller

Names are deadly. Diamonds are deadlierDetective Gabe Nichols is ready to start fresh. A new city, a new job, a new life. After what he and Kyra have been through in the past year, they deserve it. His first day on the new job brings a bizarre case in which several victims around the city are targeted. They all have identical names.Detective Cody Oliver has moved from rural, small-town cop life to the big city. He and Gabe team up for a bizarre case. One that makes little logical sense and brings enemies from the past to the forefront of their lives again.When another victim with the same name goes missing, and they realize missing children may be involved, Gabe and Cody race to figure out what clandestine organization is behind the murders. If they don't act fast, more innocent victims may be lost to the light forever.A prequel novella to the Gabe and Cody mystery series.

The Ops Room Girls: An uplifting and romantic WW2 saga (The Women's Auxiliary Air Force Book 1)

Shortlisted for the RNA Romantic Saga of the Year AwardWhen Evie’s dreams come crashing down, she’s determined to still make something of herself in these trying times… It is 1939 and working class Evie Bishop has received a scholarship to study mathematics at Oxford when tragedy turns her life upside down. Evie must seek a new future for herself and, inspired to contribute to the war effort, joins the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force as an Ops Room plotter.Posted to a fighter station on the Sussex Coast, Evie befriends two other WAAFs – shy, awkward May and flirty, glamorous Jess. Faced with earning the approval of strict officers and finding their way in a male dominated world, the three girls band together to overcome challenges, navigate new romances and keep their pilots safe in the skies.But the German bombers seem to know more than they should about the base’s operations, and soon Evie, May and Jess are caught up in a world more dangerous than they ever imagined…This heartwarming, dramatic World War II saga is perfect for fans of Daisy Styles, Kate Thompson and Rosie Clarke.Praise for The Ops Room Girls‘A fabulous tale of courage, comradeship and romance.’ Glynis Peters, author of The Secret Orphan‘A lovely book. Vicki Beeby is a saga author to watch.’ Margaret Dickinson, Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author'Full of excitement, energy and romance, this story kept me turning the pages eagerly.' Lesley Eames, author of The Brighton Guest House Girls'An exceptional historical saga about young women forging new paths in an uncertain world at war... rich with historical detail, and a must read for historical fiction fans.' Andie Newton, author of The Girl I Left Behind'An utter joy to read, from the first page to the last. I would not hesitate to recommend this book to anyone with a liking for strong characters, a taste for danger, and a deeply romantic soul.' Terri Nixon, author of Penhaligon's Gift‘Entertaining from beginning to end. I can’t recommend it highly enough.’ Gemma Jackson, bestselling author of the Ivy Rose series

Acting out of Love: A Steamy Contemporary Romance (Mountain Valley Romance)

Lights, camera...passion.She has no time for love…Katie Simon, 26, has one goal: to make a success of the small-town bakery she inherited from her grandmother. The combination of a disastrous dating history and endless work hours equal a distinct lack of romance in Katie’s life, and she relies mainly on the company of her two best friends, Tess and Jax. Try as they might to get her to date, Katie’s having none of it.He wasn’t looking for love…Mason Scott, 30, one of Hollywood’s hottest actors, is in Mountain Valley on a two-week location shoot for his latest movie. Early one morning he stumbles into Katie’s bakery, drawn by the familiar scent of his own grandmother’s cinnamon buns. When he meets Katie, it’s clear she has no idea who he is. The attraction is immediate, and he’s so delighted with his newfound anonymity that he finds every excuse to be with her.But sometimes, things are beyond our control.The more time they spend together, the hotter things get. When the truth comes out about Mason’s identity and Katie realizes what’s at stake, she quickly backs away from a life she’d never coveted. But the dual promise of a chance with Mason and the one shot at realizing her life-long dream make her reconsider everything she’s ever believed to be true.Can a small-town girl make it work with Hollywood’s leading man?Acting out of Love is the first installment in the Mountain Valley Romance series.

The Inn at Willa Bay: A Willa Bay Novel

Saving a rundown seaside resort makes dealing with bridezillas look like a piece of cake.Achieving her dream career as a wedding planner hasn’t been easy, but Zoe’s sacrifices are about to pay off. Unfortunately, her carefully crafted life is knocked off course when her elderly landlord Celia is hospitalized, and Zoe learns that their home, the former Inn at Willa Bay, is in jeopardy.Her friend Meg left a prestigious chef position in the city when she returned home after her mother got sick. Now that her mother is healthy again, is it time for Meg to follow her own dreams?Another friend, Cassie, never expected to be a single mother, but she’s making things work – until an old rival returns to Willa Bay, threatening her much-needed job as a pastry chef at a local lodge.Across the country, Shawn has just finished renovating a turn-of-the-century house when a phone call from a mystery woman brings him back to Washington State.News of Celia’s accident ripples through the community and reveals a long-hidden secret that brings all of them together. In the process of changing the fate of the historic Inn at Willa Bay, they discover the healing power of friendship, family, and love – and a pathway to an exciting new future.Escape to scenic Willa Bay in this heartwarming USA Today Bestseller by the author of the Candle Beach series!Willa Bay SeriesBook 1: The Inn at Willa BayBook 2: The Sea Star BakeryBook 3: A Haven on the BayBook 4: The Sunset CottagesBook 5: ★ TBA

Games People Play: The start of a fast-paced crime thriller series for 2021 (PI Charlie Cameron Book 1)

When a baby is stolen from a Scottish beach, private investigator Charlie Cameron reluctantly agrees to take the case.While her parents are just yards away, thirteen-month-old Lily Hamilton is abducted from Ayr beach in Scotland. Three days later, her distraught father turns up at private investigator Charlie Cameron's office. Mark Hamilton believes he knows who has taken his daughter. And why.Against his better judgment, Charlie takes the case—and when bodies are discovered, he suspects this may not be an isolated crime. Is there a serial killer whose work has gone undetected for decades? Is baby Lily his latest victim? Charlie won’t be able to give up on this case. Memories and guilt from his childhood won’t let him…Owen Mullen is a best-selling author of psychological and gangland thrillers. His fast-paced, twist-aplenty stories are perfect for all fans of Robert Galbraith, Ian Rankin and Ann Cleeves.What readers say about Owen Mullen:'Owen Mullen knows how to ramp up the action just when it’s needed… he never fails to give you hard-hitting thrillers that have moments that will stay with you forever...''One of the very best thriller writers I have ever read.''Owen Mullen writes a good story, he really brings his characters to life and the endings are hard to guess and never what you expected.'

More Than Enough (Sisters of Fire Book 1)

After years of abuse, can she overcome her insecurity and put the past behind her…Trish “Mac” Mackenzie rappels off buildings, saves kids in car accidents and carries victims out of raging fires. But her personal life is a mess. No one else, even the Sisters of Fire, knows the inner Trish, the insecure child and wounded adult, both of them abused.When kindergarten teacher Nathan Mitchell finds himself drawn to Trish, he begins to see the woman behind the mask. And once he sees her, he’s determined to help her transform herself to the woman she was meant to become. The road to this is rocky, even dangerous with Trish’s crazed partner, but Nathan never once wavers.Can Trish fight her way out of abuse and insecurity with the Sisters of Fire, a skilled counselor and good-guy Nathan at her side or will she condemn him and herself to misery and loneliness?Make sure to grab this first novella in the beloved Sisters of Fire Series. As one reviewer said, “Man, this story was emotional…I could totally relate with Mac throughout. Kathryn Shay did a fantastic job at handling this topic with grace & dignity without making it seem unrealistic.” The Power of Three Blog Top 1000 Reviewers

The Sacred Weapon (A Tom Wagner Adventure Book 1)

The first Tom Wagner Adventure!Stolen relics, a mysterious power with an evil plan and allies with questionable allegiances.The Notre Dame fire, the theft of the Shroud of Turin and a terrorist attack on the legendary Meteora monasteries are just the beginning. Fear has gripped Europe.Tom Wagner, an officer in the anti-terror squad "Cobra", is trapped in an endless series of routine jobs and drills–until he finds himself in the middle of an international conspiracy. Suddenly he is in a race against time, trying to prevent a disaster that could tear Europe down to its foundations. And there’s no one he can trust…If you’re a fan of Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon, James Rollins’ Sigma Force and Clive Cussler’s Dirk Pitt, don’t miss "The Sacred Weapon" – a page-turner you won’t be able to put down. Our readers love it!Get the first Tom Wagner adventure, "The Sacred Weapon": Whirlwind pacing, fantastic settings, historical myths, breathtaking action and plenty of humor: "The Sacred Weapon" - it's like reading a Blockbuster Movie!Our thrilled readers:“I like it! Short chapters, quick scene changes and themes taken from today’s news make a lot of things easy to understand. The detailed descriptions of locations alternate with a bird’s-eye view, and the authors manage to make every chapter compact and exciting. With the last sentence, it’s clear that marketing experts know how to write – when is Volume 2 coming out?”“Exhilarating, great writing! A nice mixture of Dan Brown, James Bond, Jason Bourne, and a little Viennese humor thrown in for good measure. Solid research on the locations and surprising plot twists. All in all, a successful debut, definitely worth reading. Looking forward to the second installment!”“My expectations weren’t just met, they were exceeded. The entertaining and sometimes peculiar characters and the detailed historical backgrounds and locations make the book a real pleasure to read. The writing style is short and concise, no convoluted sentences – I like it! Normally I’m not interested in world religions or their history, but with Tom Wagner I was happy to be on board! In short: I’m going to be a repeat offender. ;)”“I’m a huge Dan Brown fan, and I was a little skeptical at the beginning – but Tom Wagner won me over after just a few pages! Great book, looking forward to more!”

Space-Shifters of the Firesnake: Complete Series (1-5) Boxset: Metaphysical Science Fiction and Time Travel

An interstellar fugitive with cyberware and a wiped memory chip. A shaman yogi with a broken heart, making a fresh start. A secret agent unsure if a mystery in the mafia is quantum mechanics or magic.YuFu only wanted to retire peacefully with his wife and six children, not get abducted by space pirates and replace his memory with that of a mass murderer. Believing he's someone he isn't, he finds himself in trouble when he reaches the Firesnake. A redhead rescues him and hides him in her Master's temple, but this woman can do stuff like teleport.When he gains snippets of memories from his past life, can he return to what he once was? Or must he hide from the interstellar police for the rest of his life?***Aedre is a spiritual young woman, broken by the tragic death of her mother. With few work opportunities, she travels five light-years to the Firesnake in search of a new life. But when she's faced with interstellar sex slavery and murder, she quickly becomes the mafia’s target.She discovers an alternate reality when a man offers her a ticket home. In return, she must find a key to a time portal. But her spirit guardian keeps telling her about prophecies of becoming the saviour of slaves. There's unknown magic behind everything which is happening, and time travel which makes revenging the Godfather more urgent.When she unearths the power of shape-shifting and teleportation, revenging the Godfather and freeing his slaves becomes her strongest desire.Can she rescue thousands of slaves, while taking her villagers to a safer future? She must risk her life and sacrifice her freedom to do so. Unknown to her, the secret service is watching her every move. As her complete story unfolds, will Aedre smash interstellar slavery and stay alive?***Akachi is a secret agent on a mission to obliterate human trafficking rings. He’s never forgotten his little sister who was abducted as a child, and he hopes to find her.Instead, he and a quantum physicist discover someone paranormal who is trying to do his job—a woman called Aedre.She can teleport, shape-shift, and body-snatch at the speed of thought. She's rescued thousands of sex-slaves from the most notorious mafia in the Firesnake and is harbouring a mass murderer in her master's temple.Akachi should concentrate on finding his long-lost sister, but his curiosity leads him down a crazy path involving shape-changing and time travel.Will he ever find his sister with all this chaos around him? Should he give in to the secret service and tell them what he’s discovered so more agents can adopt Aedre's supernatural abilities?***This box set contains the following books: #1 Five Light-Years to the Firesnake#2 Slaves of the Firesnake#3 Catastrophe in the Firesnake#4 Time Travel in the Firesnake#5 Invaders of the Firesnake.This series is a wacky mishmash of futuristic sci-fi and mysticism, where multiple characters take your mind to different worlds and unexpected realities.

Falling in Love: A Steamy Romantic Comedy Collection

You can look for love everywhere, but sometimes it’s right in front of you. Follow small town, enemies-to-lovers, and friends-to-lovers romances as smart and feisty heroines find their perfect matches are closer than they think.Whether it’s with a successful lawyer, a business competitor, a cocky neighbor, an ex-football coach, a best friend’s brother, a sexy co-worker, a hockey player, or a baseball player, a happily ever after could be right around the corner,Immerse yourself in EIGHT steamy, full-length novels in this collection from bestselling and beloved romantic comedy authors! These hot romances will have you laughing out loud and swooning from the very first page.UNDENIABLY PERFECT SE RoseENEMIES WITH BENEFITS Roxie NoirPETAL PLUCKER Iris MorlandSTUPID LOVE Tara WyattA BRIT ON THE SIDE Brenda St John BrownDECIDEDLY OFF LIMITS Stina LindenblattSWEET TEA & SECOND CHANCES Dylann CrushTALLULAH CRUSH Casey Hagen

Burned (Shenandoah Shadows Book 1)

From USA Today bestselling author Melissa F. Miller comes the first novella in the explosive Shenandoah Shadows series.Strike the match. Light the fuse. Watch Olivia burn.CIA operative Olivia Santos lives on a razor's edge. As a NOC—an agent with non-official cover—she's well aware of the risks: if her cover's blown, there's no diplomatic immunity, and a life sentence in a foreign prison is the best-case scenario. The worst-case scenario is too gruesome to mention. But she never imagined her cover would be compromised from the inside. She has no choice but to go on the run—as luck has it—with her musclebound driving instructor.Once upon a time, Trent Mann thrived on danger. Now the former Navy SEAL's haunted by a costly mistake in his past. He focuses on his work for Potomac Private Services to hold his nightmares at bay. But when he's saddled with a vapid trophy wife as a defensive driving student, it doesn't take long for the fiery blonde with the enormous eyes to land them both in deep trouble.Soon Trent and Olivia are on the run from the government, foreign agents, her husband, and an endless list of shadowy enemies. As the danger reaches a boiling point, Olivia and Trent will have to ignore the fire crackling between them to focus on staying alive.

Deadline (Blood Trails Book 1)

Shade's To Do List:- Investigate a haunting- Find undead crime lord's stolen book of blackmail- SurviveAn FBI contact comes to Shade for help when a ghostly presence indicates a missing architect with ties to the mob might have been murdered. Even for a village witch recently turned private investigator, it should have been an easy assignment. Show up, look for the ghost, determine if it's the missing architect.Easy peasy.Then an unexpected twist brings a vampire to her doorstep.A bold thief stole the "reputable businessman's" little black book of secrets—and he'll pay a lot more than an FBI consulting fee to get it back.Powerful suspects make powerful enemies.Soon the question isn't whether or not Shade can solve the case—it's whether or not she can survive it if she does.Start the Blood Trails series by USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Blackstream now.Because nothing fights stress like a good mystery...

Wired Rogue: Vigilante Justice Thriller Series (Paradise Crime Thrillers Book 2)

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️FIRST BOOK FREE, ENTIRE SERIES ON SALE FOR 2.99 EACH LIMITED TIME!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✅ If Jack Reacher and Lisbeth Salander had a black/Thai love child, she would be SOPHIE.✅ Domestic abuse survivor, MMA fighter, brilliant hacker, chronic depressive, Sophie is a complicated woman✅ Brilliant, sexy cyber vigilante plays mind and crime games with Sophie. Is he friend, foe, or…?✅ Big, bad, rude, loud ex-Special Forces partner Jake Dunn gets in Sophie’s space—and under her skin✅ Sophie goes off the grid and takes a new identity—but her best friend Agent Marcella Scott is always there for her✅ Sophie’s yellow lab Ginger is the only companion in her bed—for now.‘Wired in’ to her computers, tech agent Sophie Ang has been content in her clean, cool tech lab, where she chases criminals online, continuing a dance in the dark with the enigmatic vigilante known as the Ghost.Tumultuous changes eject her from her FBI agency cocoon to the front lines, where she finds herself in partnership with a brave overbearing, larger-than-life ex-Special Forces operative, Jake Dunn.The two climb walls, dodge bullets, free captive children and dig up bodies for a case that might cost her life—and has already taken her badge.***Award Finalist in Thriller/Adventure, Best Book Awards***"Neal's writing is persistently riveting... Masterly." ~Kirkus Reviews

Can't Get You Off My Mind: Somewhere, TX Saga (Bad Boys, Billionaires & Bachelors Book 1)

The rule: Get married and have a baby.When Grandpa Stinson dies, he expects nothing more than to keep his grandsons together, running the family's multibillion-dollar business. But he's got just one unfaltering rule: they have to get married and have a baby first. The brothers disagree...wholeheartedly.But it's set in stone. Follow the rule or you're the one grandson out of luck...Stubborn, rugged, but oh-so-sexy, Roark Stinson, the oldest brother, refuses to give in to his grandfather's manipulations. After all, women are the root of all evil, and he's never witnessed a relationship that actually works. Then it hits him; it doesn't have to work.Roark just needs a warm body to agree to the terms...Zoe Morgan never wanted to be anyone's "means to an end," especially not Roark Stinson's. But his proposal is one she's in no position to refuse--can't refuse. When the stakes are this high, a warm body might just be exactly what she needs.Maybe--just maybe--Grandpa Stinson knew exactly what he was doing...

One For Sorrow (Isabel Fielding Book 1)

A chilling psychological thriller by the million-copy bestselling author of Silent Child.Who really killed Maisie Earnshaw?Within the walls of the high-security psychiatric facility, Crowmont Hospital, reside many violent offenders. To nurse Leah Smith, no matter what, all offenders are patients first and foremost. When Leah is appointed as nurse to Isabel Fielding, she is determined to remain professional despite the shocking crime Isabel allegedly committed in her past.Years ago, six-year-old Maisie Earnshaw was found face down in a duck pond, her body mutilated. Isabel--at age fourteen, found covered in Maisie's blood--was convicted of murder.As Leah spends time with Isabel, she comes to know her as a young woman with a sweet, gentle nature, someone she could never see as a murderer. Leah begins to suspect members of the Fielding family of framing Isabel as a young girl, and she's not the only one. True crime blogger James Gorden thinks Isabel is innocent too.Is Leah allowing her own dark past to taint her judgement as she grows closer to her patient? Or has a young woman been unjustly robbed of her childhood?Praise for the Isabel Fielding series:"I can't praise this book enough...it was one of the best books I've read this year!""Without giving too much away the characters had me fooled! Nothing is what it seems, you need to keep reading ... just one more chapter...""One For Sorrow is such a fabulously dark and twisted read. I knew from the opening pages it was going to be good but by heck I didn't forsee the twists and turns as they happened. It's one of those stories that you will be constantly second-guessing and jumping at conclusions only to be totally wrong.""This dark, twisty psychological thriller was totally riveting."

Where The Truth Lies: A completely gripping crime thriller (DI Ridpath Crime Thriller Book 1)

The case was closed. Until people started dying…DI Thomas Ridpath was on the up in the Manchester CID: a promising detective who captured a notorious serial killer. But ten years later he’s recovering from a serious illness and on the brink of being forced out of the police. Then the murders began, in an uncanny echo of his first case.As the death count grows, old records, and bodies, go missing. Caught in a turf war between the police and the coroner’s office, Ridpath is in a race against time. A race to save his career, his marriage, and innocent lives.When a detective disappears everything is on the line. Can Ridpath save his colleague?A nail-biting crime thriller, perfect for fans of Mark Billingham, Peter James and D. S. Butler.

Their Secret Bargain (Taming The Tulanes Book 2)

Nick Tulane has always been the black sheep of the family. The rebel, a renegade. An out-of-the-box thinker. It’s served him well as a businessman. But when his young son has problems in school, Nick agrees to a secret bargain with a tutor who sees through his many adaptive skills which hide a well-kept secret. Nick will do anything to help his son but falling for the too-smart teacher was never part of the bargain....LOOKING FOR MORE SWEET/CLEAN AND WHOLESOME BOOKS? TRY THESE!TAMING THE TULANE SERIES:SMALL TOWN SCANDALTHEIR SECRET BARGAINCROSSING THE LINETHE NANNY’S SECRETSOMEONE TO TRUSTTHE STONE RIVER SERIES:WORTH THE WAITNOT BY SIGHT
THROUGH THE VALLEYLEAD ME NOT
CHRISTMAS AT HOLLY WOODTHEIR CHRISTMAS MIRACLESECOND CHANCES
MONTANA SECRETS SERIES:HEALING HER COWBOYIT HAD TO BE YOUHERS TO KEEPMILLION DOLLAR STANDOFFHIS CHRISTMAS WISHTHEIR SECRET SONSMALL TOWN SCANDALS SERIES:BRODY’S REDEMPTIONFALLING FOR HER BOSSWITH THIS MANMore books:Secret SantaCOMING SOON!Secret Santa II
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The Trouble With Goodbye (Fairhope Series Book 1)

Read the bestselling series with over 100,000 books sold and over half a million downloads...Leigh Anne Davis has never really had a life of her own choosing. She’s always been the girl who does what she’s told. Except that time two years ago when she shocked everyone in the small town of Fairhope by breaking up with the richest guy in town and heading off to Boston to follow her dreams.It was the single most exciting thing she’s ever done for herself, and it felt like the start of something big...Until one terrifying night ripped it all away.With no place else to go, Leigh Anne heads home to reclaim what’s left of her old life. On the outside, she seems like the same reliable girl everyone knows and loves. But deep inside, she’s hiding a terrible secret.That’s when she meets Knox Warner, a troubled newcomer to Fairhope. His eyes have the same haunted look she sees every day in the mirror, and when she’s near him, the rest of the world fades away. But being with Knox would mean disappointing everyone all over again.If she wants to step back into that old life, she has no choice but to say goodbye to him forever.Only, the Trouble with Goodbye is that sometimes it’s about courage and sometimes it’s about fear. And sometimes you’re too broken to know the difference until it’s too late.This series is complete! Each book can stand alone, but the series is best enjoyed in order.The Trouble With GoodbyeThe Moment We BeganA Season For HopeThe Fear of Letting GoA Life With No RegretsThe Trouble With I DoPraise for The Trouble With Goodbye:★★★★★"The Trouble With Goodbye conveys hope, instills courage and shows that some risks are worth taking." ~Tami, Into The Night Reviews★★★★★"A completely addictive read." ~Laura, Blame It On The Rain Reviews★★★★★"A highly charged and emotional read that opens with a bang and ends with an even bigger bang." ~Leisha, RoloPoloBookBlog

Bad Dream: A Dark Dream Prologue Novella

Bianca is trying to survive in the small Texas town. Her only goal--to keep her younger brother healthy. Everything changes when Tiernan shows up at her mother’s door in a suit and tattoos.His dark world is all-consuming, but she doesn’t want his money. Or his secrets.Until her mother dies.Then she has no choice but to turn to the only person who can help.

For Baby and Me (Welcome to Otter Tail Book 4)

Nick Boone is a brilliant architect, focused completely on his job. In his personal life, he's a serial dater, with no interest in marriage or even a long-term relationship. And fatherhood? Absolutely not. He has no idea what family even means.But even a single-minded boss like Nick can't abandon his employee Sierra Clark on the night her parents are killed. When her deep distress melts his professional distance, long-simmering attraction takes over and he indulges in a night of comfort and connectionHe has no idea how deep that connection is going to run.

Dead Souls: A Supernatural Short Story Collection

The Dead Actress in the PaintingA forgotten pop star gets more than she bargained for when buying a painting of a tragic 1930s movie actress.The Resurrection will not be TelevisedThe dead have returned. Not as zombies or vengeful spirits but people to be exploited for the secrets they might have brought back with them.Dead SoulsCamilla Cromwell’s death was the best thing that ever happened to her. Agoraphobia had left her trapped inside her home for thirty years. But as a ghost, her illness had disappeared with her body. Now all she had to do was decipher how to get out of her house.Lost In MusicA family funeral takes a man down a memory lane to meet a father he never wanted to see again.The Last Rites of Oscar WildeWho could resist an invitation to see the only moving images of Oscar Wilde?The Necromancer’s DiaryThe ability to summon the dead – would that be a blessing or a curse?

by Mistake: A Steamy Romantic Comedy: (Poison & Wine, book 1)

You've Got Mail meets Grey's Anatomy in this sweet slow-burn, virtual meet-cute romance. There’s so much going on in Anna’s life. Teaching countless hours at the studio and nurturing the three major relationships of her life – her group of tight-knit friends, all while attempting to not screw up this whole adulthood thing leaves very little time to waste on yet another dating app. At this point, a relationship is off the menu. Being “self-partnered” is more than enough.A serious relationship has been crossed off Liam Brody’s list of goals, at least for the foreseeable future. Completing his residency and becoming a trauma surgeon is his only priority. Casual relationships, his friends, and books are the only things he’s willing to lose his precious free time to.When an accidental email starts a deep online connection, both Liam and Anna dive in with zero concern . . . because there’s really no harm in getting close to someone who you’ll never meet in real life, right?Wrong.When a turn of events brings their “safe” virtual connection to an unexpected face-to-face, Anna and Liam learn their online chemistry pales in comparison to the real deal. A realization that brings along the bazillion-dollar question – what do you do when you meet The One at the most impossibly wrong time?** by [email protected] is book 1 in a standalone series with connected characters, but independent storylines.

Sisters (Sun Valley Series, Book 1)

Set in America’s original ski resort, Sun Valley, Idaho—SISTERS offers a thought-provoking look at three women . . . and the choices they make when they realize their lives aren’t exactly what they expected. Karyn Macadam is starting over after losing her husband to a skiing accident. A chance encounter with a backcountry pilot might be this young widow’s one shot at a new beginning, but only if she can let go of the past.Leigh Ann Blackburn is the perfect wife, until her husband grows more distant and she believes the worst. An outrageous plan to save her marriage turns the situation on its head and she soon learns not everything is as it seems.Joie Abbott, who always finds a way to mess up her life, has done it yet again. This time a bitter betrayal threatens to expose a heartache she desperately wants to keep secret, especially from her family.Through romance and heartbreak, laughter and tears . . . life is always better with your sisters at your side.

A Little Piece of Heaven: A New Adult Contemporary Christian Romance Novel (The Faith Series, Book 2)

Jeremy Stratton thought he had it all figured out—great apartment, live-in fiancée, soon-to-be degree, and favored son status in a well-heeled family. But when it all came crashing down, he nearly drove his friends away as well. Starting over now, his life is about to change in ways he never could have foreseen and would never have chosen on his own. Can Jeremy find “A Little Piece of Heaven” he never even knew existed? Emily Vasquez has found one thing to hold onto in the swirls of life—God, and she has no desire to let Him go in pursuit of some guy. But when Jeremy keeps coming around despite his on-again, off-again aversion to all things Christian, Emily finds it’s not so easy to shut her feelings off as she thought it would be. Even worse, falling for him would mean never getting the chance to set things right back home. Choices, mistakes and consequences battle it out as the two of them search for A Little Piece of Heaven.A New Adult Contemporary Christian Romance Novel, A LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN, asks the question what if everything you’ve learned in life turns out to mean something you never expected? These two friends must battle old demons, new life issues, and each other to realize that love can be found in some very unexpected places. Set in a college, A LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN picks up where the new adult romance A WORK IN PROGRESS left off, taking you through twists and turns in a heart-stopping ride that ultimately leads right where these two were always meant to be.*~* EXCERPT *~* “Oh, man! Tell me we’re almost there.” At the threshold Emily resorted to turning around and pushing the box with her back.“Over here by the wall,” Jeremy said, guiding it the final ten feet. “And. We’re. There.”The moment he stopped, she gave up and slid all the way down the box to the floor. “Hallelujah! Oh, man. I should have asked for hazard pay.”“What’re you doing sitting around?” Rebecca asked as she breezed in the door with a box the size two pairs of shoes would fit into. She walked over to the counter in the kitchen and set it down with a clank.“You’re kidding, right?” Emily was exhausted. She put her hand to her head to get it to stop swimming from the over-exertion. The thought of the fifteen other boxes of stuff not to mention some of the furniture still sitting back in the other apartment threatened to dissolve the last of her will. “You told me this wasn’t going to be hard.”Rebecca shrugged. “It’s moving. It’s always hard.” With that she breezed back out.“Come on.” Jeremy reached down for her hand and pulled her to her feet. “I promise, I’ll give you the light one this time.”“Oh that you would be so kind.” Emily reached down and pulled her purple jersey shirt over her jeans where it had come up. The high ponytail on her head swung in time with her feet as she followed him down the hall. “How in the world can two bachelors have so much stuff? I thought bachelors like ate off of paper plates and slept on the couch.”Jeremy glanced at her with a look of horror at the very suggestion. “I’m a bachelor. I’m not poor.”“Oh,” she said, taking the statement to mean poor was like being a leper. Instinctively her arms twisted around her. “Well, I for one wish you were a little poorer.”The gaze he trained on her held complete derision, but she smiled at him teasingly. “Not so much stuff to move that way.”“Ah.” He lifted his chin in understanding although he still didn’t look very happy.Sensing she’d just sent the train flying off the track, Emily followed him into the old apartment and planted her hands on her hips. “Okay, gang. What’s next?” The sooner they got this done, the sooner she could get back to normal.

Kade (Kincaid Security & Investigations Book 1)

Gut-wrenching, soul-searing grief has haunted Angel Kincaid for seven years, since she suffered a miscarriage. Just when she starts to think she’s come to terms with it, everything she thought she knew is cast into doubt when she comes face to face with a little boy, and  every instinct tells her the child belongs to her—that he is her son.Kade can’t shake his wife’s reaction to the boy, and is determined to uncover the truth. He’d been an undercover cop investigating Los Muertos, a bloodthirsty Miami cartel, when Angel lost their child, but he knows one thing…A mother knows her child.When they uncover the horrifying truth, the race is on to save the son they never knew from a fate worse than death—and they have to face Los Muertos to do it.With the help of the men of Kincaid Security & Investigations, a deadly game of cat and mouse begins to prevent the cartel from turning an innocent child into a soulless killer.But will Kade reach him in time?

Mafia Heir: Dark Mafia Billionaire Romance (Arranged Marriage Book 1)

Mine to protect. Mine to take. She is MINE!Five brothersOne broken familyA past that will haunt them forever"If you dare leave me for another if you ever look at another man if you ever let anyone else touch you... I’ll not let him live, Beauty. I won’t stop until I’ve ground his face into the dirt, until I’ve pulled out his eyes for looking at you, broken his mouth for daring to speak to you, until I’ve pulled out his guts, and," I glare at her, "smeared his blood on the ground."Her breath hitches and her pupils dilate.My thirst for violence seems to fulfill a need deep inside of her—one she doesn’t bother to hide from me either."You’re not disgusted by my cruelty?" I tilt my head, "My penchant for brutality seems to appeal to you, Bellezza?""And what if it does?" She purses her lips, "What if I it is the savagery at your core that attracts me...?"This is the prequel to Mafia King – Dark Mafia Billionaire Arranged Marriage Romance Series

Dying in Style (Josie Marcus Book 1)

Suburban single mom, Josie Marcus, loves being a secret shopper. But when she’s framed for the murder of a famous handbag designer, Josie discovers that secret sleuth might be a better fit…Josie’s excited about her latest assignment: mystery shopping the stores of St. Louis’s premier handbag designer, Danessa Celedine. A stunning socialite who frequently makes headlines with her hot Russian lover, Serge, Danessa sells exquisite purses to the rich and famous for a small fortune. Unfortunately, the Celedine shops aren’t nearly as dazzling as their clientele and Josie’s negative report could kill a lucrative deal to sell the handbag empire. Danessa swears it will also cost Josie her career.Businesses often live and die by Josie’s reviews, but when Danessa and Serge are found murdered, she’s suddenly linked to an actual homicide…as the chief suspect! Now, Josie will need all her secret shopper subterfuge to investigate the crimes, clear her name, and stop the killer from claiming another fashion victim.

Fate of Wizardoms Boxed Set: An Epic Fantasy Series, Books 1-3 (The Wizardoms Epic Book 1)

A spectacular tale of adventure, intrigue, & betrayal.Where wizards rule, magic reigns supreme."I haven't enjoyed a story like this since Lord of the rings. I couldn't put it down." - ★★★★★ ReviewPower. The ambitious thirst for it.But when a power-hungry wizard lord seeks to expand his rule, he triggers events unforeseen. The balance of magic is altered, races of old return, and beasts of legend stalk the land.Unlikely heroes armed with magical objects are drawn into the conflict:Jerrell "Jace" - A snarky, clever thief whose outrageous exploits force him to hide his identity.Narine - A daring wizardess caught between her mad wizard lord father and jealous brother.Rhoa - A determined acrobat, armed with enchanted blades and a thirst for revenge.Rawk - Exiled for urges he cannot control, this dwarf possesses unique magic abilities.Brogan - A disgraced warrior who labors beneath the weight of his regrets.These characters lead a compelling and memorable cast including ruthless wizards who vie for thrones able to grant the power of a god. How do you defeat a god?Fate of Wizardoms is a fast-paced fantasy saga filled with compelling characters and beloved genre tropes, perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings, The Witcher, or Wheel of Time.3 Books with 1,000+ 5-star reviews! Download & discover why readers rave about Fate of Wizardoms.This boxed set includes:Eye of ObscuranceBalance of MagicTemple of the OracleOther books in the COMPLETE Fate of Wizardoms series:Objects of PowerRise of a Wizard QueenA Contest of Gods

Breakfast at The Beach House Hotel (The Beach House Hotel Series Book 1)

Two dumped women, a seaside estate, a chance to start over...When Ann Rutherford’s husband dumps her for the bimbo in his office, unfairly leaving her without a home or a job, she reluctantly joins forces with Rhonda DelMonte to convert Rhonda’s Florida seaside estate into the small upscale hotel it once was. Ann, quiet and reserved, is no match for brash, bossy Rhonda, who left the family’s New Jersey butcher business after she won the lottery. Amid their struggles to succeed, The Sins of the Children, a soap opera, films a number of episodes at the hotel and things get complicated in unexpected ways when Ann falls for Vaughn Sanders, the star of the show.A light, “beach read” with humor sprinkled in for readers’ enjoyment. Be sure to read the next books in the series! And check out Judith Keim’s other series – The Hartwell Women, The Fat Fridays series, the Salty Key Inn series, The Chandler Hill Inn series, and others that readers are loving.

Second Nature (Shape-Shifter Book 1)

A shape-shifting soldier falls in love with the human woman she’s supposed to kill in this compelling lesbian paranormal romance, part one in the award-winning Shape-Shifter series.For solitary novelist Jorie Price, true love seems as fictional as the shape-shifting creatures she writes about in her paranormal romances.Griffin Westmore doesn’t believe in love either, but she’s one of those not-so-fictional shape-shifters who secretly live among humans.When Jorie’s writing gets uncomfortably close to the truth, Griffin is sent to investigate and, if necessary, kill the author to protect the secrets of her kind.But when Griffin unexpectedly finds herself drawn to Jorie, her world is turned upside-down. Hell, she’s supposed to kill the human, not fall in love with her! How can she complete her mission now?

Deadly Touch: A gripping Detective Crime Thriller Short Story (Robin Matthews Series)

MEET NEWBIE DETECTIVE ROBIN MATTHEWS.She is young, gritty, and relentless.Robin Matthews has just joined the police force as a new detective. She is finally pursuing her dreams, getting justice for all. But when she messes up on her very first day, she starts to wonder if this isn't the right career for her after all.Her day takes an interesting turn when a man suddenly dies at the precinct of the police station. With no external injuries or apparent cause of death, rookie Robin and her seasoned partner, Kyle, are left bewildered. The case is more complicated than it seems...Their investigation takes them to a remote town where they face horrors they have never experienced before. Robin must learn to fight her fears, or else she will be lost forever.Will Robin manage to find the murderer? Can she stop him in time, or will her fears become her downfall?A prequel to the amazing Robin Matthews series; find out where it all begins.The Robin Matthews Mystery Thriller Series is perfect for fans of Michael Connelly, John Sandford, Robert Crais, David Baldacci, Stuart Woods, and James Patterson.

Dracula

Jonathan Harker, a young London solicitor travels to Transylvania to help a rich nobleman, Count Dracula, purchase an estate in England. Dracula is planning to immigrate to England, and wants Harker to help him hammer out all the legal details. Harker is at first impressed by Dracula's suave politeness, but is soon creeped out by the Count's uncanny ability to communicate with wolves and by the lack of servants—or anyone else—in the Count's huge castle. Soon after, Harker realizes that he's a prisoner in the castle...

Teasing The Boss (Billionaires In The City Book 2)

STAND ALONE CONTEMPORARY BILLIONAIRE ROMANCE***For a limited time, you can get a bonus scene from Teaching The Boss FREE & the complete Cross Falls Sage (Part One through Three) FREE - click here to find out more > mallorycrowe.com/free/ (just copy and paste into your browser)*** Premier business consultant Simon West wants revenge--revenge against Mark DuFord, the slick and shady investment banker who's corruption led to his best friend's death.  Protected by wealth and political influence, DuFord has become untouchable--or so he thinks. But when DuFord's former girlfriend seeks Simon's help to resuscitate her company from the death of bad publicity, Simon knows that she is just the weapon he needs to finally destroy his enemy completely. All Simon has to do is pretend to love her. . .Grace Bell has worked entirely too hard to become New York City's top-notch event coordinator to let all of her success go down the drain with one misinterpreted photograph.  She knows that Simon has what it takes to get her company the positive exposure it needs. All she has to do is pretend to love him . . .

Flame (Men of Inked: Heatwave Book 1)

"A DELICIOUSLY WILD RIDE!"Gigi Gallo’s childhood was filled with the roar of a motorcycle and the hum of a tattoo gun. Her dream has always been to work at her family’s tattoo shop — Inked. But on her first day of work, she runs into someone from her not-so-innocent past.Pike Moore is a bossy biker with a cocky attitude and an even bigger ego. He came to Inked to start over. New town. New job. New roots. None of that included coming face-to-face with the hot chick who spent a week in his bed before she vanished without a trace.But when they are forced to work together, feelings they thought had been extinguished come roaring back and ignite a spark neither can stop.

Ice Blue (Lord and Lady Hetheridge Mystery Series Book 1)

"What made this ebook such pleasurable reading was not the murder or even the Police procedure, but the rather wonderful cast of characters that the author, Emma Jameson, has created to populate her world. In the space of about 184 pages, Emma has managed to give us a whole collection of individuals, each very nicely rounded out and real. Even very minor players - such as the tall PC who finds the pistol seems to be alive and obviously has a life outside the book." -- Tony Cole, eBookanoid.comAnthony Hetheridge, ninth Baron of Wellegrave, Chief Superintendent for New Scotland Yard, never married, no children, no pets, no hobbies, and not even an interesting vice, will turn sixty in three weeks. With the exception of his chosen career, too sordid for his blue-blooded family to condone, his life has been safe and predictable. But then he meets Detective Sergeant Kate Wakefield – beautiful, willful, and nearly half his age. When Hetheridge saves the outspoken, impetuous young detective from getting the sack, siding with her against Scotland Yard’s powerful male hierarchy, his cold, elegantly balanced world spins out of control. Summoned to London’s fashionable Belgravia to investigate the brutal murder of a financier, Hetheridge must catch the killer while coping with his growing attraction to Kate, the reappearance of an old flame, and the secret that emerges from his own past.Deadly Trio: Ice Blue, Blue Murder, Something Blue appeared at #19 on the New York Times bestseller list on July 13, 2014.

Charade: Her Billionaire - Paris

Mark Redmond is a plumbing supplies importer.Or maybe a tax software salesman.Anything that makes him seem harmless when he is actually one of the most dangerous men on the planet.On a business trip to Paris, he encounters beautiful, classy Harper Kendall. After one incendiary night at the Ritz, he's not willing to let her go, even if it means a day of culture at the Louvre. Art isn't his thing, but he is willing to make an exception for Harper.But then danger strikes and that is his thing.He's not going to let anything happen to Harper, not while he is alive.Harper Kendall isn't into bland businessmen, so why is she so taken with Mark Redmond? He is so not her type and yet... it only takes one hot night to convince her that maybe he is. With their lives in danger, Harper discovers what it means to have a highly dangerous man protecting her and loving her.

Special Delivery: A Small Town Surprise Baby Nanny Romance (Applebottom books)

She brought him pizza. He delivered a family.Police Officer Jack Stone hasn’t been able to leave the house in seven days. His wreck of a sister gave birth in prison, and baby Ella has been discharged into his care.He has no idea what to do with her.Louisa is ready to move on with her life and arrives at Jack's house with her very last pizza delivery before she quits. When he opens the door, Ella is crying, his place is a disaster, and Applebottom’s senior police officer is completely lost.He could solve her problem, and she could solve his.Too bad they’ve hated each other since high school.It will take the entire town to end the twenty-year feud between Jack and Louisa and remind them that people do grow up, and in a crisis, you often grow together.Don't miss the other Applebottom books by Abby Tyler:-- The Sweetest Match-- The Perfect Disaster-- The Unexpected Shelter-- The Irresistible Spark-- Mistletoe Summer-- Belated Kiss

Traded: Brody and Kara (Cliffside Bay Book 1)

She can’t afford to be found. His life is on public display. Will her dangerous past destroy their chance for love?Nurse Kara Boggs lost everything because she stood up for what’s right. After turning state’s evidence against her mobster father, she’s forced to go underground with an assumed name. But taking a job for a handsome celebrity quarterback could shine a very dangerous public spotlight.After leading his team to a Super Bowl win, Brody Mullen should be on top of the world. But he’s shocked when his quiet seaside homecoming reveals his mother in a cast, and her housekeeper dying from a brain tumor. Frantic to get the best care for the women he adores, he hires a gorgeous nurse… despite her strange request to stay publicly invisible.As Kara’s attraction to the charming jock grows, she becomes trapped by her own high-stakes secrets and the constant threat of exposure. And Brody’s famously strict “no women” rule means falling hard for the beautiful woman could ruin his career.Will they be sidelined by their own rules, or will they complete a pass to passion?Traded: Brody and Kara is the touching first book in the Cliffside Bay small-town romance series. If you like courageous heroines, steadfast heroes, and heartfelt stories of friendship and family, you’ll adore Tess Thompson’s emotional saga.Buy Traded: Brody and Kara to win love’s game today!

Absence of Grace

The memory of an act committed when she was nineteen weaves a dark thread through Clen McClendon's life. It is a darkness Clen ignores until the discovery of her husband's infidelity propels her on a quest for redemption and forgiveness of her own. Her journeying is providing few answers and peace remains elusive, even during the time she spends in an abbey. But then Clen makes a decision that is both desperate and random to go to Wrangell, Alaska. There she will meet Gerrum Kirsey and learn that choices are never truly random and always have consequences.Former Seattle attorney Gerrum Kirsey is of the opinion that most people who end up in Alaska are running from something. Including him. And this appears to be true for the aloof woman who has come to Wrangell as the Bear Lodge's summer cook. When Gerrum learns that Clen applied for the job from an abbey, and that the owner of the Lodge remembers her visiting years ago with a husband, he's intrigued and determined to discover the woman behind the walls.

The Secret: Mature Billionaire Romance

Includes Romance Box Set. Free with Kindle UnlimitedThe Secret – Will he use her to get what he wants?Tasha Gray is optimistic about building her career and finding the right man to share a genuine loving relationship. But so far at forty, the clock is hopelessly ticking.Lucas Parson is well known as one of the city’s most eligible bachelors, but at the same time considered unattainable due to his workaholic lifestyle. After having just turned fifty, he decides it’s time for a lifestyle change and has put his billion-dollar business up for sale. Unfortunately, the potential new buyers are extremely narrow-minded, so he needs to give an impression of being a family type man. He makes a secret arrangement with a young lady but how far will he go with this deception?Includes Romance Box Set of these previously published novellas:Billionaire Mature Gentlemen (Second Chance)The ProposalAged to PerfectionSex Ends at 50Out of AfricaDesires of the Golden GirlsShamelessSenior Sex Ends at 55Interracial TabooFalling For HimGrab your box set today!This entire book contains absolutely no series or cliffhangers!Reader Note: This content depicts adult sex and naughty language 18+ only.Tags: alpha billionaire romance series, office romance, alpha male romance, modern contemporary romance, hot steamy romance, bbw romance, fun, sexy, mature young adult, short stories, new adult collections & anthologies, older man younger woman romance, short stories, billionaire steamy romance, second chance

The School Mistress (Emerson Pass Historicals Book 1)

An untested teacher. A wealthy benefactor. When their attraction becomes undeniable, will they open their hearts to each other?Colorado, 1910. Quinn Cooper can’t help feeling uneasy. But securing a job as a schoolmarm in a tiny frontier town was the only way to save her family from starvation back in Boston. And her nerves aren’t eased by a stray gunshot that spooks the sleigh horses, casting her into the snow… until she’s rescued by a handsome stranger.Lord Alexander Barnes knows better than to believe any pretty young woman would willingly become a mother to five children. But the lonely widower finds himself charmed by the lovely newcomer and her easy rapport with his offspring. And after his disgruntled nanny quits, his heart melts at the sight of her joyfully taking over the role.Determined to prove herself in the schoolhouse and as a governess, Quinn fears her near-poverty will prevent any possible courtship with the affluent Englishman. And between their age difference and prejudicial violence in the town, Lord Barnes is certain this second chance at happiness just cannot be.Will their love go unspoken, or will their persistence reward them with a lasting passion?The School Mistress is the delightful first book in the Emerson Pass Historicals sweet romance series. If you like gallant nobles, resilient heroines, and hints of mystery, then you’ll adore Tess Thompson’s Edwardian adventure in the Old West.Buy The School Mistress to study reading, writing, and happily ever after today!

Up from Slavery by Booker T Washington illustrated edition

Up from Slavery is the 1901 autobiography of Booker T. Washington detailing his personal experiences in working to rise from the position of a slave child during the Civil War, to the difficulties and obstacles he overcame to get an education at the new Hampton University, to his work establishing vocational schools—most notably the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama—to help black people and other disadvantaged minorities learn useful, marketable skills and work to pull themselves, as a race, up by the bootstraps. He reflects on the generosity of both teachers and philanthropists who helped in educating blacks and native Americans. He describes his efforts to instill manners, breeding, health and a feeling of dignity to students. His educational philosophy stresses combining academic subjects with learning a trade (something which is reminiscent of the educational theories of John Ruskin)

Any Job Will Do (The Grand Human Empire Book 1)

Jackson ”Jax” Caruso inherited a ship from his parents.They’re dead, they don’t need it.The unification wars happened a while ago, Jax’s parent’s fought for the losing side. Now he takes the jobs he can get; smuggling, bounty hunting, hauling cargo. If it pays, he’ll do it.When Jax is approached with a job that seems too good to be true, he should have known better, he should have walked.He didn’t.Now he and a few friends are in it deep; Imperial entanglements are the least of their concerns with organized crime  on their tails.Will Jax and his friends finish the job without getting caught, or killed? Only one way to find out!Get your copy today!

Deliver Us: Ouroboros Archives Book One

A world invaded. A civilization imprisoned. The fate of humanity in the hands of one girl.When sixteen-year-old Liv Abbott is abducted from her home and taken to an underground prison, she quickly realizes things are far worse than she could ever imagine – the world has been invaded by a strange enemy and a war is raging in the distant future.Guided by visions she once ignored, Liv discovers an ancient artifact that may be the key to ending the occupation and saving the world. With the human race on the brink of extinction, does Liv have what it takes to stop the war and save humanity?Perfect for fans of Divergent and The Hunger Games, DELIVER US is the first book in L.K. Churchill’s YA dystopian series that will keep you turning the pages and leave you wanting more.

Intoxicating (Elite Protection Services Book 1)

What he really lacks is discipline.LINCOLN HUDSON has just been handed the easiest job in the world. Babysit the spoiled son of a conservative senator, keep him out of trouble, and receive a six-figure paycheck. A paycheck he desperately needs. Wyatt’s father claims he needs Linc’s firm hand and discipline. One look at him and Linc agrees. Wyatt needs discipline.Being the closeted gay son of a family values senator has left WYATT EDGEWORTH with a reckless streak and a love of partying that just cost him eight months of his life and might cost his father his re-election. So now, he has a babysitter. A very sexy babysitter.When Wyatt drunkenly confesses his attraction to Linc, they reach an understanding. Wyatt gets the companion he craves and Linc gets a paycheck, then, once Wyatt’s house arrest is over, they go their separate ways. For this to work, discretion is key, but with a reporter dogging Wyatt’s every move, that might prove impossible.Staying together was never an option, but with each passing day, their feelings only grow. Will they risk it all for what’s supposed to be a harmless fling?INTOXICATING is the first book in the Elite Protection Services Series and contains a HEA and no cliffhangers.Warning: This book contains scenes which may trigger some people including self-harm, suicide attempt, past and present physical abuse, and implied past sexual violence.

Wind Chime Cafe (A Wind Chime Novel Book 1)

USA Today bestseller and multi-award winning novel!If you listen to the sound of the wind, it will always lead you home...When single mother Annie Malone purchases a café on Heron Island, she thinks she's finally turned her dream of opening her own restaurant into a reality. Hearing rumors that a developer is about to build a five-star resort on the sleepy Chesapeake Bay island, she plans to transform the café into a premier upscale bistro. But Annie's life is about to get a lot more complicated.Back on Heron Island for the first time in ten years, Navy SEAL Will Dozier has no intention of selling his grandparents' property to a developer. As he works on renovating the house and trying to find another buyer, he's forced to face a painful reality--that he's secretly struggling with PTSD. Determined to hide his troubles from the rest of the islanders, Will decides that a fling with the new girl is the perfect way to help him "get his head straight."The last thing Will expects is to fall in love...with his hometown and with Annie. But Will's life and career are in San Diego with the SEALs. Can Annie's love and the healing magic of the island be enough to convince him to stay?

Green Lake

The suicide of Madeleine Heron’s husband leaves her at her sister’s lake house for the summer, until she can ‘sort things out’ for herself and find a new direction, but life in the lake community is anything but conducive to calm. Right away a three year old girl goes missing from the dam, Madeleine is nearly assaulted when her truck breaks down, and she discovers her neighbors have an affinity for digging holes and burying things in their yard, usually things they find floating in the lake, like a hand, or an arm… Native American conservation officer Eris Renard appears to be the only sane person around, and without warning Madeleine finds herself falling for him, but he’s an adopted Indian who’s just found his birth mother, a famous artist who hates Madeleine.(Warning: graphic material may be disturbing.)

Cracked Open (The Dragon Born Academy Book 1)

Dragons, bonded mates, and irreversible decisions.After a car accident left my only parent – my father in the hospital, I was swept away to the Dragon Born Academy by my estranged grandmother.If I had to be there, I’d be an observer of this place with its rituals and superstitions… After all, everyone’s made it clear I don’t belong.But then it happened…and Ashe Carrick – my impossibly irresistible bond-mate happened.Being Cracked Open changed everything… Who I thought I was, WHAT I thought I was…DRAGON BORN.The words alone bring to mind monsters and princesses in castles.I am the princess and the monster they locked away. However, my story has no damsels in distress, waiting to be rescued.It’s self-rescue time, and I’m done playing nice.★★★★★ “the chemistry, the romance, the anger, the betrayal just wow!... in my top 5 reads!!”⁠– Goodreads reviewer⁠ ★★★★★“Wonderfully written… impossible to put down.”⁠– Goodreads reviewer⁠ ★★★★★“Wow! Absolutely loved this book, cannot wait for the next in the series.”⁠– Goodreads reviewer⁠The Dragon Born Academy⁠Cracked OpenOver EasyHard BoiledFrying NightThen check out the spinoff series:DragonbornCourt of Fire and AshesCourt of Stone and Dust

Small Town Perfect Boxed Set 1

Small town romantic women’s fiction with love, hope, second chances, and a happy ending!Note from Mary:I love secondary characters: writing them, reading about them, even watching them on the big screen. Secondary characters support the “stars”; make them more vibrant and compelling. But when the story ends, I’m often left wondering what they’d do if they were in the “spotlight”. That’s why I’ve created special boxed sets that were part of That Second Chance series and the Truth in Lies series. These boxed sets let the reader follow the before and after of select characters as they first appear in That Second Chance series and later in the fictional town of my bestselling Truth in Lies series. Boxed Set One contains Pulling Home and A Family Affair: The Promise. I invite you to follow their journey!Pulling HomeShe'll risk anything to save her child...even the truth.It's taken nine years and a cross-country move, but Audra Valentine Wheyton has kept her secrets safe. She's created the perfect life: a husband who loves her, a daughter she adores, and a position as head writer for an award-winning daytime soap. When her husband dies suddenly, Audra returns to her hometown for the funeral and faces a community that has not forgotten her meager beginnings and the man who has never forgiven her for marrying his brother.Jack Wheyton is a successful pediatric neurosurgeon who is about to become engaged when Audra walks back into his life with her daughter. He forgave his brother long ago for taking something that had been his, something he hadn't even realized he wanted until it was gone. But forgiving Audra is another story...and forgetting her? Near impossible.When a shattering illness strikes Audra's daughter, she turns to Jack to save her child and risks exposing a secret that will change their lives forever.A Family Affair: The PromiseThere’s a new man in Magdalena, one badly in need of a second chance…Grant Richot sprinted through life, a boy wonder with talent, intelligence, confidence, and charm. He never doubted the world awaited him, just as he never doubted the right woman would come into his life—but only when he was ready for her. Anyone before that was simply preparation for the one.How wrong he was.Years and a tragedy later, Grant arrives in Maggie Finnegan’s hometown of Magdalena, New York—broken, uncertain, and searching for that second chance with the woman he cast aside. But Maggie’s no longer naïve and impressionable; she’s a confident, competent widow with a child, who has more at risk than another broken heart…Bree Kinkaid is dealing with heartache and betrayal the only way she can—denial. Her friends can’t help her, she won’t listen to her parents, and she rejects offerings of support and sympathy from the town as she attempts to hold onto that magical life she wanted. But when a stranger shows up at Bree’s doorstep with information about her husband, she can’t pretend any longer...Small Town Perfect Series:Boxed Set 1 includes Pulling Home and A Family Affair: The PromiseBoxed Set 2 includes The Way They Were and A Family Affair: The SecretBoxed Set 3 includes Simple Riches and A Family Affair: WinterBoxed Set 4 includes Paradise Found and A Family Affair: The WishBoxed Set 5 includes Not Your Everyday Housewife and A Family Affair: The GiftBoxed Set 6 includes The Butterfly Garden and A Family Affair: The Return

Evil Awakened

The stories told around the campfire taught us of legends—tales of demons and heroes. I thought they were only stories, but I was wrong. They were warnings.My name is Pamoon and until recently I lived a normal life. Well, as normal as it could be growing up on a Cree reservation. My birth mom left me on the steps of the reservation medical center when I was just an infant. Being Cree is all I’ve ever known and all I ever wanted to be.My life changed the night my friends disappeared. They vanished while reciting a ritual they didn’t understand. That’s when I found out the truth of who I was, or who I was supposed to be. I discovered that I am the subject of one of the stories the elders told: the story of a sixteen-year-old girl, whose skin is as white as winter’s snow, come to send demons back to the Netherworld. Come to save a nation.That’s when I found out I was more than just a girl. I was to become a goddess. If my friends have any chance of being found, it’s up to me . . . me and Scout, my wolf cub. But I’m going to need help, help only the spirits can provide. I don’t know if I’m up to the task, but what choice do I have?Instead of listening to me babble on, come and hear the entire story. The story of the Kiche—the Sky Spirit Goddess. My story.“Evil Awakened is all the right things, creepy, suspenseful, and filled with a great cast of characters.”— Heather Graham, New York Times Bestselling Author“Evil Awakened reads like a Native American-themed Game of Thrones.”—The Providence Journal“Leduc defies genre specification and defines his own turf in wonderous fashion.”— Jon Land, USA Today Bestselling Author of The Rising“Evil Awakened tell a story so tangible and accurate my ancestors would be proud! . . . It’s not what is in the blood, it is what is in your heart.” —Lollie, Choctaw/Cherokee American Indian“Leduc brings his prodigious thriller and world-building chops to this promising start of a new YA fantasy series, steeped in Native American lore, demons, and adventure.”—Kane Gilmour, International Bestselling Author of The Crypt of Dracula

Defiance: The Wolfborne Saga Book 1

The Fate of a Werewolf Werewolves are the guardians of sleeping vampires, protecting their masters during the deadly light of day. ˃˃˃ Breaking His Chains But what happens when a werewolf gets fed up with the persecution and tempts fate by breaking his chains and fleeing while his masters sleep? ˃˃˃ The First Book in This New, Action-Packed Series Wounded and desperate, Zev finds himself at the mercy of a family who stumbles upon him during their own quest for vengeance against the demons of the night.˃˃˃ “The story started off strong and continued to be so through each and every page. You can just feel the emotions from the characters because of the way the author writes this story….I can’t hardly wait to read more.”- Davis5, Amazon Reviewer Scroll Up And Grab Your Copy Today!

The Needle House: The first in the explosive DS Lasser crime series. (The DS Lasser Series Book 1)

Sometimes in the most picturesque of places the darkest killer hides.When young Billy Jones fails to return home, it is hardly earth-shattering news, he comes from a family where he is never missed, almost invisible. However, when gruesome remains are found it becomes apparent that a savage executioner is stalking the untamed, windswept moorland that surround this northern town.For DS Lasser the job is slowly grinding him down, the hours are long and more often than not even when you catch the bad guys they walk free.Despite his frustrations Lasser follows the clues that lead him directly to the Radfield family who once owned great swathes of local land.When another body is discovered, Lasser comes to realise that someone is playing a vicious game, someone with a burning hatred for the Radfield family. As the body count rises Lasser finds himself enmeshed in a tangled web of deceit as he tries to unravel the dark, twisted secrets that bind two families. Secrets stretching back over four decades, blackmail and murder reaching out to ensnare the innocent as well as the guilty.

The Cheat Killers: A Harry Black Thriller (Harry Black Thrillers Book 1)

The Cheat Killers“The Cheat Killers introduces Harry Black and his team, who are confronted with a series of murders accompanied by bizarre clues.Harry’s new boss, Chief Inspector Mainwaring puts on the pressure as Harry wades through the evidence, nearly losing his life in the process.During the investigation, an attractive new colleague joins the team, but will Harry resist her advances?The plots twists and turns, and various side issues threaten to steer Harry off course. However, he must discover the identity of the Cheat Killers before another murder takes place.The story culminates with a couple of unexpected dramatic show-downs, which will knock you sideways with shock!You’ll be gripped until the very end. The Cheat Killers is an unmissable read.”

Legacy of the Lost: A Treasure-hunting Science Fiction Adventure (Atlantis Legacy Book 1)

Some secrets are buried for a reason. She’s about to uncover the deadliest secret of all...Anxious and reclusive, Cora Blackthorn uses online gaming as her sole tether to the outside world. Due to a condition that makes human touch crippling, she lives her life confined to a small island in the Puget Sound, never accompanying her mother on her tomb-raiding adventures. But when her mom sends home a cryptic SOS in the form of a mysterious package, Cora discovers the shocking truth behind her extraordinary affliction. Her condition isn’t an illness; it’s a gift not of this world.Armed with a powerful, alien amulet and her mother’s journal, Cora heads to Rome on a desperate rescue mission. But on the way, she discovers that a secret society is hot on her trail, and she has no chance of outrunning them. Her only chance is to confront them head on. A clash within the twisty catacombs beneath Vatican City leaves Cora with a perilous choice: find her way through an ancient, deadly labyrinth and save her mom, or fail and die…Legacy of the Lost is the first book in the captivating sci-fi adventure series, the Atlantis Legacy. If you like ancient mysteries, Greek mythology, treasure-hunting adventurers, and dynamic characters, then you’ll love this exhilarating adventure!MORE BOOKS IN THE LEGACIES OF OLYMPUS:ATLANTIS LEGACYSacrifice of the Sinners (prequel)Legacy of the LostFate of the FallenDreams of the DamnedSong of the SoullessALLWORLD ONLINEVertigoAO: Pride & PrejudiceAO: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Long Road Home: Homecoming Series, Book 1 (Crystal Springs Romances)

Megan Swearingen’s life changes forever with the death of her father. Leaving college, she returns home to find her younger sister mute with shock, her mother too depressed to function, and their beloved Thoroughbred horse ranch on the verge of going under. She’s barely arrived when she’s forced to accept help from Brett Dawson—the man who once broke her heart—when a marauding mountain lion threatens one of the prized horses they depend on for survival.Brett would rather be anywhere but the Swearingen ranch. Caught between his feelings for Megan and the powder keg of the ongoing feud between their families, he feels his only choice is to help Megan, regardless of the consequences. If it weren’t for Brett’s father, Megan’s dad might still be alive, and she wouldn’t be here now sacrificing her future to save her family’s ranch.As the long-simmering attraction between Megan and Brett resurfaces, it is threatened almost before it begins by dark family secrets swirling around them—secrets that turn to danger and could very well destroy not only their new beginning, but the lives of everyone they both love.Each book in the Crystal Springs Romances series is a standalone book.You can start with any book and not be lost. Enjoy!Books in the CRYSTAL SPRINGS ROMANCES series:Book 1: Long Road HomeBook 2: Coming HomeBook 3: A Home For HaleyBook 4: Home at LastBook 5: Going to the ChapelBook 6: Since I Found YouBook 7: Dare To LoveBook 8: Choices Of The HeartBook 9: Healing HeartsBook 10: Secrets of the HeartBook 11: The Heart KnowsBook 12: Songs of the Heart

What a Duchess Does (Lords and Undefeated Ladies Book 3)

She's in no position to turn down a duke.They both know it.That doesn't mean the game is over...Selene's mother is deathly ill, and there's little a poor housemaid can do. Working in her cousin's house, grateful for the roof over her head, Selene doesn't dream anymore of a titled marriage. Only a little of falling in love.Nicholas Hayden, the Duke of Talbourne, learned early in life never to show what he wanted. But sad experience, and silence, won't help him conquer his passion for the housemaid he has rescued — a passion that threatens everything he has built for his life.A mother's scheme with a duke as cold as the devil could transform Selene from a housemaid to a duchess in a matter of days. But Selene dares to want a marriage that isn't just for show. If she's going to make a deal with this devil, she has demands of her own.A fairytale romance with a touch of intrigueWhat a Duchess Does is a standalone book! But its characters appear not only in the next book in the series, Crown of Hearts, but also in The Caped Countess, the first book of Judith Lynne's exciting new action Regency romance series.What a Duchess Does features a game-playing duchess, a duke who gets a dog, and some political intrigue based on actual events of spring 1813.

Career Soldier: Fort Lee Tour of Duty Box Set One

The first three books in the sizzling Career Soldier: Fort Lee Tour of Duty series, now in one set!These are the men of the 94th ID. They fight with honor, they defend their nation and their brothers fiercely, and when they love, they do it with single-minded passion.Maximum ForceMax Remington has never been anything but a soldier. The oldest son in a family that served our nation for generations, he’d never considered any other path. The army is his life, his home and his one true love.
 Until he meets Samantha Crewe.Temporary DutyKade Braggs grew up wild and free, surfing on a California beach without much ambition, until an impulsive decision led him into joining the Army. What started out as a joke turned into a career, and now he’s a company commander, leading several platoons of soldiers. Still, Kade does it all on his own terms; he plays as hard as he works, and having a good time is non-negotiable.
 Until he meets Leah Samson.Hitting the SilkOnce upon a time, Delia Rollins was an Army wife, until the unthinkable happened. Now as a young widow and school teacher, she’s vigilant about protecting her heart. Her number one rule for the future? No more military men in her life. She can’t handle the risk. Until she meets Shaw Kincaid.

The Last of the Sages (Book #1 of the Sage Saga)

“This author has the fantasy fiction genre nailed. His use of anti-hero protagonists and coming of age challenges is outstanding. Excellent character development and plotting move a fast-paced adventure tale through enough action to please readers of all ages.” - Book ReviewerFrom #1 best-selling coming of age fantasy fiction author, Julius St. Clair, comes another breathtaking epic fantasy: THE LAST OF THE SAGES (SAGE SAGA, BOOK 1).In the kingdom of Allay, Sages are born. Powerful knights with supernatural abilities that would rival the strength of whole armies. And there is an academy that trains such warriors, forging them out of young, ordinary students. Few survive, but if there is any hope for this now desolate kingdom, the tests must be given to all that enter its walls.One such student is James, a self-proclaimed slacker that has just been forced into the academy by his father. And if he plans to see another day, he will have to weather through four lessons in life: determination, maturity, trust, and love...Praise for The Sage Saga:"A warning, it is a trap. Once you start you can't put it down. I had to read it start to finish an immediately get the rest of the series." - Amazon Reviewer"It was a great read from start to finish. It was so captivating that I had trouble putting the book down." - Book ReviewerI couldn't put it down. Lots of adventure and heartbreak. I loved the depth that the author takes you too in falling in love with the main characters." - Amazon Reviewer on The Dark Kingdom (Book 2 of the Sage Saga)"A fantastic read hard to pick which way it was going some times." - Book Reviewer on Hail to the Queen (Book 3 of the Sage Saga)

One Perfect Summer (Hazel Island)

It’s just a summer fling…right?Practical and reliable, Bekah Matthews is tired of her good-girl image. After her boyfriend dumps her, she decides to throw caution to the wind.So what better way to let her hair down than to have a no-strings-attached fling while living on the paradise that is Hazel Island?Enter: Elliot Parker and Bekah’s high school crush.Luckily for Bekah, Elliot is just as dreamy as he was a decade ago, and he’s not looking for commitment.This playboy isn’t about to turn down a gorgeous woman like Bekah for some steamy loving, either.Yet with their hearts now on the line, can this fling turn into a love for all seasons?

The Advent of Dreamtech: A Post-Apocalytic First Contact Epic (DREAMWORMS Book 1)

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ “An intriguing twist on the common first contact theme. Definitely for the cerebral high concept sci fi fan.”A POST-APOCALYPTIC FIRST CONTACT EPIC — NO-BULL SCI-FI AT ITS BEST!Aliens, First-Contact, Collapse, DREAMTECH, Revolution and Extinction.→ Twenty-first century: An exhausted Earth destroyed civilization.THAT WAS THE FIRST COLLAPSE.Twenty-second century: An intractable disease destroyed humanity.THAT WAS THE SECOND COLLAPSE.What little remains is the rural utopia known as Goah’s Gift, a rural paradise that expands a dying world. A world where you live quickly.A world where you love intensely.A world where you live quickly.A world where you love intensely.A WORLD WHERE YOU DIE CERTAINLYON YOUR TWENTY-SEVENTH BIRTHDAY.Aliens have been watching us for millennia. They know us well.They know humankind cannot take a Third Collapse.They just revealed themselves. To a few.INSIDE THEIR DREAMS.—————BOOK 1 of the DREAMWORMS series includes:EPISODE I: 2399 First ContactThe wu-sarc is truly a wonder of alien technology, the dream of every dreamer.EPISODE II: Alien MasterDo not let the words fool you, Overseer Yog. Human speech is as unstable as the surface of the ocean during a storm. After centuries of study, I have learned to find the truth beneath the waves. This human loves her parent with unusual intensity, even for a young female.EPISODE III: 31st December 2399Propaganda is like a recreational drug: it feels good, it feels right, but it eventually corrupts you, and kills you.—————Is this book for YOU?No-Bull Sci-Fi! Do you love Science Fiction that feels like it matters? That digs into the truth of human condition and the purpose of civilization?Engaging characters, escapist settings, intense adventures, wildly imaginative plots and EPIC stakes.⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ “Yes. You should read this book!!! Isaac Petrov is a really good author and is able to craft a world that sucks you in and won’t let you go. This is one of those books that I found myself picking up and reading every chance I got... even if it was only a 10 minute break between meetings.” — Aggiebeach on Amazon⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ “Not one, but two nested future histories, sexy, smart Neanderthals, lovable protagonists and a plot that grips you from the start! Oh and aliens! Supercool aliens with ambivalent motives!” — Paul Daborn on goodreads⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ “Marvellously well writen and highly original, both as a theme and how it was structured. I only put it down to eat and sleep!” — Edward Ashleigh on goodreads⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ “I wasn't sure if I would like this book but it hooked me incredibly quickly. The concepts are as original as I have ever come across and while I'm not sure if I would call this book a masterpiece, I'm also not sure that I wouldn't.” — Michael Rocharde on goodreads⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ “The lines between MMO VR and mass dreaming are blurred.” — William J. Hawkins on Amazon (Episode I)⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ “The idea of dream technology was fascinating. Recommended for sci-fi fans.” — Leonardo Lorence on goodreads (Episode I)⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ “An intriguing twist on the common first contact theme. Definitely for the cerebral high concept sci fi fan.” — RedSixB on Amazon (Episode I)⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ “Throw in a look at Pizarro's conquest of the Inca Empire, aliens and first contact, Neanderthals, serious and thought provoking discussion of social issues that are relevant right now. Little physical violence. It's not necessary. The characters risk everything emotionally and put their closest relationships on the line.” — Scott Williamson on Amazon

A Study in Seduction (Daring Hearts Book 1)

The lovely mathematics scholar Lydia Kellaway of London can solve the most complex puzzles. The one problem she can’t figure out? Managing the most infuriating man she’s ever met.Alexander Hall, Viscount Northwood, has purchased a one-of-a-kind locket from a pawnshop, unaware of the priceless sentiment it holds for Lydia. If he were a gentleman, he would simply return it to her. But Alexander is curious to see just how bold this brilliant beauty will be.What began as a playful wager quickly escalates. As their sizzling attraction grows, even Lydia can’t account for the feelings Alexander arouses in her with his smile or the fire he ignites with his touch. But when a dark family secret is suddenly thrown into the equation, it just might divide them forever.*An earlier edition of this book was published under the name Nina Rowan by Grand Central Publishing. Well-suited for steamy Victorian and Regency romance fans of Julia Quinn and the Bridgerton series who love strong heroines, dashing heroes, and scandalous secrets."A rare combination of beautiful writing and hot sensuality." – Eloisa James, New York Times Bestselling author“Perfect blend of wit and intrigue…skillfully weaving mathematics in the most fascinating way.” – Jo, Amazon reviewerThe Daring Hearts Series- A Study in Seduction- A Passion for Pleasure- A Dream of Desire

The Wrong Kind of Love (The Boys of Jackson Harbor Book 1)

From New York Times bestseller Lexi Ryan comes a sexy new standalone romance novel about a runaway bride, a single dad who’s sworn off love, and the kind of family secrets that can threaten to break even the deepest bonds. You never forget your wedding day. Or the moment your twin sister pukes on your bouquet and confesses she’s pregnant . . . with your fiancé’s baby.I wanted to get away, to hide until my heart mended. I found myself in a strange town with a mysterious stranger whose talented mouth and hands almost made me forget it was supposed to be my wedding night.Afraid to go home to face my broken life, I pretend to be my twin so I can take her job in Jackson Harbor caring for a six-year-old girl. Imagine my surprise when I find out my new boss is my mysterious stranger—Dr. Ethan Jackson.I never meant for Ethan to discover my secrets. I never meant for them to matter. But the longer I work with him and his sweet daughter, the harder I fall, and the clearer it becomes that I’m not the only one carrying a secret that could tear us apart.Get ready to fall for the boys of Jackson Harbor in Lexi Ryan’s sexy contemporary romance series. These books can all be read as standalones, but you’ll enjoy reading them as a series!

D. H. Lawrence: The Complete Novels

Here you will find the complete novels of D. H. Lawrence in the chronological order of their original publication.- The White Peacock- The Trespasser- Sons and Lovers- The Rainbow- Women in Love- The Lost Girl- Aaron's Rod- Kangaroo- The Boy in the Bush- The Plumed Serpent- Lady Chatterley's Lover- The Escaped Cock

Her Werewolf Bodyguard: Werewolf Guardian Romance Series

Wild. Untamed. Blazing with need. She can't avoid being burned.Werewolf Damon Trahan lives by one rule, protect the pack with his life. Content to be left alone, he avoids complications until he is ordered to rescue a general's daughter from a rival Wolfpack . . . or die trying. Little does he know she will tempt him to break every rule he's ever known, because the opposing pack isn't the only enemy in Ava's life. Her own father has been keeping deadly secrets from Ava, and now it's up to Damon to convince her of the truth before it's too late. Ava Renfroe is tired of Alpha males running her life. Growing up the daughter of a strict military general made her crave independence more than air. First she's kidnapped, and the danger ignites a rage in her body she's never felt before. Adding insult to injury, her commanding and arrogant new bodyguard is exactly the kind of man she doesn't want. But try telling that to her out of control libido. Being on the run with a dark and powerful stranger will push Ava so far she might never recover. But this wild, needy thing stirring to life inside her?With the entire Wolfpack hunting them, there is nothing Damon can do now but keep her close . . . and let their passions burn.**This book was previously published as By The Light Of The Moon**

Pagan Warrior: Britain: The Seventh Century (Gods and Kings Book 1)

Britain. AD632.Penda, a warrior of immense renown, has much to prove if he is to rule the Mercian kingdom of his dead father and prevent the neighbouring king of Northumbria from claiming it.Unexpectedly allying with the British kings, Penda races to battle the alliance of the Northumbrian king, unsure if his brother stands with him, or against him as they seek battle glory for themselves, and the right to rule gained through bloody conquest.There will be a victor and a bloody loser and a king will rise from the ashes of the great and terrible battle of Hædfeld.Praise for Pagan Warrior"M. J. Porter has written a story of one battle – Haedfeld – which will change the face of England. And written it very well indeed, for the dialogue is sharp and whilst the day-to-day descriptions are fairly sparse, the telling of the battle is gripping." HISTORICAL NOVELS REVIEW"M J Porter brings the period to life that you feel you are really part of the story." Amazon Reviewer"First class story combining historical facts and fiction well in a wonderful novel." Amazon Reviewer"Another book on the Dark Ages, written in an interesting style of first person, taking in the views of each of the lead characters from their perspective." Amazon Reviewer"I love this type of book , Thank you very much." Amazon ReviewerGODS AND KINGS suggested reading order;Pagan WarriorPagan KingWarrior KingMEET THE AUTHORAuthor of historical fiction (Anglo-Saxon/Viking) and fantasy. I write A LOT, you've been warned.Find me @coloursofunison on Twitter.

Royal Factions Box Set Books #1-3

Book 1 - The Price for PeaceHow do you keep fighting when you've already been claimed?When sixteen-year-old Elise is ripped from her home and taken to the royal palace as a permanent 'guest', she thinks her life is over.Little does she know it has only just begun…After befriending a group of other captives, including the headstrong Will, Elise finds herself swept away to a world she never knew existed—polished, sculpted, and refined until she can hardly recognize her own reflection. She should be happy to have escaped the poverty of her former life. But she knows a dark truth.The palace is a dream on the surface, but a nightmare underneath.With a dwindling population, the royals have imprisoned the teenagers to marry and breed. Only seven days remain of freedom before they will be selected by a courtier and forever claimed.Danger lurks around every corner. The only chance of escape is death.But when the day of the claiming finally arrives…the world will never be the same.Book 2 - The Cost for SurvivingIs it really living when you spend your life in a cage…The wait is over, the dust has settled, and the captives have finally been claimed. Elise thought the deadly game was finished, but the more time she spends in the palace, the more she begins to fear the real game has only just begun.In the aftermath of the ceremony, each of the friends try to adjust to their new life. But some are having more trouble than others. Will's perpetual defiance lands him in trouble with the queen herself, while Elise is playing a dangerous balancing act, trying to understand the affections of the prince. The man can be sweet, but also psychotic. At times, he seems to truly care—but with a snap of his fingers, she'd be sentenced to death.Danger is brewing. In the royal court, nothing is as it seems. They are told repeatedly to content themselves with the life for which they've been chosen. But how can you live with monsters without becoming a monster yourself? Is it really a life, or just going through the motions?The more time they spend in the palace, the longer the days drag on, the more a single word keeps rising in each of their minds…escape.Book 3 - The Punishment for DeceptionHow can you move on with the future without surrendering the past?When an escape attempt goes desperately awry, Elise and Will find themselves at the mercy of the very people who have imprisoned them all this time. Tensions sharpen, punishments are severe, and they soon discover what terrible things are required if they wish to survive.But such wild spirits were never meant to be tamed.While appearing to submit, the future princess still dreams of freedom. And as the day of her wedding approaches, those dreams begin to turn into something more.With so many eyes upon her, can she maintain the illusion? Is the crown prince really such a monster, or is there more to him than meets the eye?Time is running out. All that's left are choices.But will she have the strength to decide?Royal FactionsThe Price for Peace – Book 1The Cost for Surviving – Book 2The Punishment for Deception – Book 3Faking Perfection – Book 4The Most Cherished – Book 5The Strength to Endure – Book 6

Night Shift Witch (Night Shift Witch Mysteries Book 1)

A witch with a side hustle.Star needs another paying gig while she finishes up witch training. Why not at a funeral home? It fits her goth image, and the funeral director is sort of hot...even if he does wear a suit and tie. The job seems perfect, until Star discovers one of their accidental death clients didn’t die accidentally. Before she knows it, she’s neck-deep in paranormal intrigue and her completely human, way-too-nice-for-his-own-good boss is right there with her.

Good Girl: A Rockstar Romance (Wicked Book 1)

Haley’s job is to keep rockstar Jax Jamieson out of trouble…Not to fall for him.I was hired to work for a legend. Instead, I’m being seduced by a man.When I took an internship on rock god Jax Jamieson’s tour, I never thought he’d look twice at me. He’s older, cocky, jaded and nothing like the college guys I’m used to.  He’s gorgeous, rich, talented, and the biggest rockstar in the world.Too bad I rubbed him the wrong way on day one. Now he takes divine pleasure in making my life hell. During soundcheck. On the road. At the hotel after shows.I need this job for reasons he can never know. That’s why I have to be cool under that smoldering gaze and arrogant grin. The bigger problem is when the cynicism slips away, exposing the cracks beneath. When he lets his guard down to tell me things he hasn’t told a soul.Because a million women might scream his name...But he whispers mine.GOOD GIRL is book 1 in the enthralling, emotional bestselling rockstar romance series WICKED. Start reading now--you'll be desperate to binge Jax and Haley's epic completed story!★★★★★ "Hot damn, this series is amazing. Funny, sweet, raw, emotional and freaking hot!" -Debbie★★★★★ "Piper Lawson takes the rock star trope to a whole new level." -Dawn★★★★★ "An all consuming love story that is sure to leave you a little dazed and crazed." -Catherine★★★★★ "One word to describe this series: HOOKED." -Danielle, Short and Sassy★★★★★ "If you love rock star romances...this series is a must!!" -KaraLee★★★★★ "I'm an emotional wreck." -Pam★★★★★ "Binge reading at its finest." -Always Write★★★★★ "There aren't enough words to describe this series: amazing, romantic, emotional, enthralling. All I know is that I couldn't stop reading." -Helen

The Return of Sherlock Holmes Illustrated

The Return of Sherlock Holmes is an assortment of 13 Sherlock Holmes stories, initially distributed in 1903-1904, by Arthur Conan Doyle. The tales were distributed in the Strand Magazine in Great Britain, and Collier's in the United States

Midwinter at Bhisho (Seasons of War on Abira Book 1)

Providing aid becomes a fight for survival.When Imara lands on Abira with the rest of her company, things don’t feel right. And it’s not just the constant, falling snow. Bhisho’s townsfolk are nervous. This makes the Hospitallers wary.Then, thieves come in the night.But the thieves aren’t just thieves, they’re citizens of Grabouw, the other town in the valley. The Hospitallers learn that the people of Grabouw are starving, too. Imara and her team are charged with escorting supplies, through the snow, to the other town.The welcome here is even more chilling.Imara is certain more is going on than just a shortage of food supplies. A passed note confirms her suspicions. Now, Imara not only has to get her team safely back to Bhisho, but she also needs to report the truth, even if it costs her teams’ lives.Midwinter on Bhisho is the first story in the Seasons of War on Abira series. Follow Sgt Imara Fermo as she not only deals with her own demons but also struggles to understand the layers of deceptions that drive the civil war on Abira.Get the book. Get reading. The adventure awaits!

Fresh Start: A second chance small town gay romance (Cedarwood Beach Book 1)

He was my first love. Will he be my last?Going home after twenty years was supposed to be a short stop. Before following my dreams.Instead, I’m forced to face my past... and the ex that betrayed me.Dawson Eldred.• Hollywood superstar. • America’s most eligible bachelor.• And the jerk that walked out on me.Seeing him again opens old wounds. But the spark is still alive.We failed being in a relationship once. Should I even give him a second chance?Read now to find out.Fresh Start is the first book in the Cedarwood Beach small town gay romance series and is completely standalone. It contains two rivals in close quarters, a Butterfly festival, and a young niece hell-bent on getting her uncle his happily ever after.

Faite Books 1-3 Bundle: Including Ugly Girl, Lost Girl and Rich Girl

Running toward danger is about to become Rosie’s full-time job.When a grizzled stranger crashes into her life and lifts the concealment that has marred her face since childhood, Rosie Avalon leaves everything she knows behind. Pulled into a realm teeming with magical creatures, Rosie must navigate this new, broken world while avoiding capture by the evil queen, who knows there’s more to Rosie than meets the eye.Bastien is an Untouchable, feared and shunned by all but a handful of elite warriors. His realm has been ravaged by the evil queen’s reign, but he will stop at nothing to save the land he loves, even if it means pushing Rosie past her breaking point.Thrust into a quest that threatens to destroy her family, Rosie’s path is clear: she must sacrifice all she holds dear to save a world on the brink of collapse, and hope she doesn’t lose herself along the way.This is books 1-3 in a 14-part fantasy romance series written by USA Today Bestselling Author Mary E. Twomey. Download now to start this heart-pounding adventure!

The House Isador Boxed Set: Their Vampire Queen Books 1-6

An epic tale of a vampire queen and her loyal Blood.From a lost princess who doesn't even know she's a vampire, to a formidable queen battling gods and the Triune, Shara’s promise holds true.What this queen takes, she loves, and what she loves, she keeps for all time.Long live House Isador!This boxed set includes Queen Takes Knights, Queen Takes King, Queen Takes Queen, Queen Takes Rook, Queen Takes Checkmate, and Queen Takes Triune.

The Haunting of Sunshine House (Ghosts of Los Angeles Book 1)

Is the evil lurking in Sunshine House human or something much worse?Once an exclusive Hollywood hotel catering to the likes of Rudolf Valentino and other great stars of the Silent Film Era, the Bockerman Hotel now is the Sunshine House, an assisted living home for seniors.   And its residents are dying…in droves.Sara Caine, paranormal investigator, couldn’t believe she got an invitation to hunt for ghosts in the most haunted building in all of Los Angeles, The Sunshine House. Her excitement turns to horror as the mysteries of Sunshine House reveal themselves to be more terrifying then she could have ever imagined.  The Haunting of Sunshine House is the first book in a creepy new Supernatural Suspense series that will have your spine tingling. If you like Darcy Coates, Amy Cross or Bill Thompson, then you’ll love The Haunting of Sunshine House by Dominika Best.Buy yourself a copy, grab a hot cocoa and turn down the lights. You’re in for a thrilling ride with Sara Caine in The Haunting of Sunshine House. Once you start, you won’t be able to put it down.AUTHOR INTERVIEW:Where did your interest in ghost stories come from?When I was young and living in Poland, I lived next door to an old cemetery. It had been a Jewish Cemetery before World War II, and had been gated since 1945. No one had been inside in all those years, my child brain imagined. Our apartment was on the eleventh floor and I could see through the dense trees down to the half buried tombstones. I convinced myself I had seen several ghosts wandering there at night. My fascination with all things supernatural grew from there. Is that the reason history plays such an important part in this series as well?Yes, absolutely. The ghosts of World War II were everywhere in Poland. You couldn’t escape that dark history. I’ve had a life-long fascination with that time period especially since the tendrils of the horrors still penetrate our modern times. Los Angeles also features prominently in this series. It is called Ghosts of Los Angeles after all. One of the reasons, I loved setting these books in Los Angeles is because of how steeped in history this city is. A different type of history, of course, but one that is stamped on the facades of the city. It’s wild to watch an old silent film and see the downtown streets and buildings prominently featured from that era. The ghosts of all the celluloid stars wander the streets here. On Rudolf Valentino’s birthday, the Hollywood Forever cemetery hosted a live viewing of one of his films on the side of his mausoleum. They had asked the last living organist from that time period to come and accompany that film. Only in Los Angeles. What made you choose a psychic to be the main character in this series?As I was researching this book, I came across stories of Bess Houdini. She held seances on the roof of the Knickerbocker Hotel on every Halloween night for 10 years, trying to contact her husband Harry Houdini. I loved that intersection of the supernatural and the famous. I also met some psychics here that were the coolest ladies. They gave me some help in correctly writing about their world. Who would like this novel?Anyone who loves a good mystery, wrapped in a creepy ghost story. Some good scares, and some familiar names making cameos. It's a book to get cozy with. 

Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes Illustrated

Journals of Sherlock Holmes is an assortment of brief tales by Arthur Conan Doyle, first distributed late in 1893 with 1894 date.[1] It was the subsequent assortment including the counseling investigator Sherlock Holmes, following The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Like the principal it was represented by Sidney Paget. The twelve stories were initially distributed in The Strand Magazine from December 1892 to December 1893 as The Adventures number 13 to 24. For example, "The Final Problem" was distributed under the subheading "XXIV.— The Adventure of the Final Problem."

Seven Unholy Days: Matt Decker Book 1

Can one man launch the end times of Revelation? Can another man stop him?Celebrated entrepreneur Matt Decker goes from hero to goat when the futuristic power grid he designed is brought down by a hack that was supposed to be impossible, plunging the United States into darkness. As the nation descends into lethal pandemonium, Decker works feverishly to restore power and undo the damage. But the hack was just Day One, and the world is in for a very bad week.Whoever is behind the attacks wants more than global death and destruction. It's also personal, and Decker is the target. As the attacks escalate and the death toll rises, they taunt him with riddles and threats, daring him to put the clues together in time to stop them from ushering in Armageddon.Decker and his thrown-together team are up against the wall and racing the clock in this thriller that grabs you early and never lets go. Read it now and find out why Jerry Hatchett is the author you can't put down.Praise from NYT #1 Bestseller James Rollins:"A simple glitch in a power grid heralds the beginning of a madman's scheme to bring about a biblical apocalypse. Written in a staccato style that will leave readers breathless and flipping pages long into the night, Hatchett's...novel, SEVEN UNHOLY DAYS, is a thriller not to be missed!"

An Uninvited Bride for the Heartbroken Rancher: A Clean Western Historical Romance Novel

Amelia never wanted to put aside her own interests and desires to be someone’s wife—but when she marries to escape a horrible betrothal, she discovers having the right husband gives her the freedom to truly be herself.All Drew has ever cared about is working the land he’s lived on for his entire life. But when he loses everything, he learns the one thing he’s always avoided—love—is the only thing that really matters.When Amelia returns home from finishing school to discover her parents have arranged for her to marry a man she hates, she realizes that once again, her life has been decided without her—and she’s not willing to accept it anymore. A chance encounter with an old friend could offer her the perfect opportunity to escape her future, but she’ll still be someone’s bride.Drew has never gotten over the heartbreak of having his true love leave for New York without saying goodbye, but when his father announces his intention to leave the family ranch to Drew’s married younger brother unless Drew finds a wife, he decides he doesn’t need romance. That is, until he learns Amelia is back in town—and in desperate need of a husband.It seems like the perfect solution, despite Amelia being promptly disowned by her family. But when they find out someone else is set to pay the price for Amelia’s betrayal, the tension between the families escalates—especially when they learn how high that price will be. How much will they need to sacrifice for their second chance at love? If you like fast-paced clean romance and action-packed stories, you won't be able to put down this addictive Novel by Evelyn Boyett."An Uninvited Bride for the Heartbroken Rancher" is a stand-alone Western Historical Romance Novel of approximately 500 pages. Get this Book FREE With Kindle Unlimited!

Clocks Locks and Danger: A Button Up Detective Agency Cozy Mystery #1

When Janika Jones’ husband is found dead, his death is initially assumed to be suicide. Sam Jones was a detective with the local CID, and Janika is determined to prove he was murdered. Realising she has detective skills of her own, she trains to be a private investigator, and sets up an office above the Button Up coffee shop owned by Abi Wells, a girl she knew at school as Abi Button.Calling her business the Button Up Detective Agency, Janika sets out to find her own cases to investigate, having been warned by the police not to investigate her husband’s murder. But that’s something she can’t resist when the opportunity arises. When things turn nasty, who can she trust?Told by Janika Jones, this is a slightly darker cozy mystery spin-off from the series of six Abi Button Cozy Mystery Romance books, also by Lizzie Lewis. Although mainly about Janika, she interacts with many of the main Abi Button story characters.

50+ Masterpieces of Detective Fiction You Have to Read Before You Die: Hunted Down by Charles Dickens, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan ... The Blue Cross by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

50+ Masterpieces of Detective Fiction You Have to Read Before You Die: Hunted Down by Charles Dickens, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe, The Blue Cross by Gilbert Keith Chesterton (illustrated)1. The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe;2. Hunted Down by Charles Dickens;3. The Blue Cross by Gilbert Keith Chesterton;4. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle. 

Texas Ranger 1: Western Fiction Adventure (Capt. Bates)

Texas Ranger Rowdy Bates rode with Captain Ridge Creek for the better part of his youth, right up until his own commission to captain, first in Laredo then in San Antonio and finally back to take over the Laredo post. Bates did as he was ordered but never could shake the fact that his friend and mentor had disappeared off the face of the earth, leaving little behind but rumors and gossip. Bates finally obeyed his feelings, took a leave of absence, and followed the sightings and rumors of his old boss’s travels, heading north to Kansas, Wyoming then to Deadwood in the Dakota Territories, seeking out the truth of what happened to his dear friend...wishing against all the odds that the captain was still alive...and if he wasn't, then learning where he died and was buried.

The Bookseller and the Earl (The Merry Misfits of Bath Book 1)

Miss Addie Mallory is finished with the husband hunt. After six London Seasons as a wallflower, she convinces her parents that she should be allowed to use her dowry to buy a bookstore in Bath where she can live her life the way she wants. Lord Grayson, Earl of Berkshire, has never gotten over his deceased wife’s betrayal with his own brother. He plans to make his life all about his son, Michael, who is deaf. When Grayson’s sister-in-law serves him with court papers declaring Michael incompetent with the intention of having her own son named as Grayson’s rightful heir, he turns to Addie, a dyslexic bookstore owner, for help. Addie takes a personal interest in helping the boy. However, as time passes, Grayson and Addie’s joint venture to keep Michael from being declared incompetent leads to feelings and desires neither one of them expected. Or necessarily wanted. *****The Merry Misfits of Bath is a brand-new Regency romance series from USA Today bestselling author Callie Hutton. Each standalone story features a heroine who doesn't quite fit in but who finally finds her happy ever after with a hero who sees her through the eyes of love.Three women turn their backs on London and the husband hunt and take up residency in thelovely town of Bath.Miss Adeline Mallory, who has suffered from dyslexia her whole life, convinces her parents thatmarriage is simply not in her future and to release her dowry to her so she can open a bookstore.Miss Charlotte Danvers escapes the reputation her mother built as the most expensive courtesanin London and supports herself by teaching young ladies all the finer points of the ton who willnever accept her as one of their own.Lady Pamela Manning cannot get through an entire sentence without stuttering. But she singslike an angel. She’s happy with her new life as a music teacher, even if most of her students haveno ear for music.They come together as friends and title themselves The Merry Misfits of Bath. But thequestion lingers: How long will they remain misfits?

A Wedding in Cornwall: A perfect feel good romance

It’s the career move of a lifetime, and Julianne can’t believe it’s hers: a position as an event planner at a country house in Cornwall, England, beginning with the wedding of a celebrity! If her old firm's senior planner back in the States hadn't fallen suddenly sick with the chicken pox, Julianne would never have found herself chosen for a life in one of England's most beautiful coastal counties, surrounded by rugged shores, quaint cottages, elegant gardens and a house to die for.But life in Cornwall isn't exactly as Julianne imagined it. Her first bride-to-be is a resentful, petted snob, the groom is immature and bored, and the Cornish staff of Cliffs House has a difficult time believing that an event planner from a mid-level position can handle a wedding this big. And then there's a personal matter -- the handsome, sometimes charming, sometimes standoffish gardener Matthew Rose. He and Julianne have a strangely complicated relationship somewhere between friendship and attraction. But with a secret in his past, and a scheming bridesmaid plotting to have Matthew all to herself, will Julianne find a way to untangle her feelings and the problems of planning a perfect Cornish wedding?

Tease (The Callaway Chronicles Book 2)

Two weeks. No strings.With Adam Callaway I thought I’d found the perfect fling. He was great in bed and only in town for a few hot nights.There was no way I could have known Adam wouldn’t be satisfied with just sex. My craving for his body made me careless. I broke my rules. I let him in. I never thought two weeks could change everything. All I wanted was an escape, what I got was so much more.Something I couldn’t live without once I had it.

Saving Grace (Jackson Hole Firefighter Romance Book 3)

He’s fire. She’s Ice. Sparks will fly, and her greatest source of irritation might just become her saving grace …Ian Douglas is tired of being set up on blind dates. It seems that everyone wants to go out with a firefighter-paramedic, but no one wants to settle down and get serious. He's looking for something lasting, a woman who will be by his side for the rest of his life. Children, grandchildren, dogs running around in the yard—he wants the whole package, and he's not willing to settle for anything less. Alicia Teague gave up on romance a long time ago. She's much more comfortable in her laboratory poring over her microscope. Science makes sense in a way people never will, and she appreciates the organization and logic of facts and figures. When her sister Tammy calls from Jackson Hole and tells her about a family emergency, she drops everything and flies out there—but she's less willing to comply with Tammy's second request, to go out with one of the guys from the nearby fire station. He may be hunky and heroic, but who has time for yet another broken heart?When Ian and Alicia meet, however, sparks begin to fly. Their chemistry is undeniable, but so is their annoyance with each other. They both want what's best for Tammy, but their goals are completely opposite. It's going to take a whole lot of conversation and compromise to bring this fire under control. Enjoy all the books in the Jackson Hole Firefighter Romance Series.Here’s the order:Saving the Billionaire’s Daughter (Intro story)Saving His HeartSaving Grace Saving the RookieSaving the Captain Saving Forever

Packless: A Paranormal Shifter Romance (Hunter Moon Academy Book 1)

If you like sexy, dark paranormal romances, where strong girls are tested and bad boys lose their hearts, this is for you.Packless, clawless and clueless. When I’m sent away to an academy for shifter wolves, I discover I’m the lowest of the low, a dud wolf who can’t shift and has no pack to call her own. But there’s enough of a wolf inside me, the packs who run the school won’t let me leave. And the three pack heirs, all powerful, arrogant alphas, keep finding reasons to remind me of my place. On my knees. Or under their claw. So why does Jasper Arras look at me like his wolf has claimed me for himself?I fail their tests, and make enemies in high places, but there’s more to me than the girl with a broken wolf. And when I get a chance to run, to finally have a place where I belong, I’m going to take it. And a bunch of alphadouches better stay out of my way…Packless is a full-length paranormal romance, and is the first book in the Hunter Moon Academy series. It ends on a cliffhanger and is recommended for 18+ due to language and sexual situations.Other books in the series due out in 2021:Book 2 – ClawlessBook 3 – HeartlessBook 4 – Fearless

Morgan's Hunter: Book One In The Bodyguards Of L.A. County Series

They bring out the worst in each other until they're running for their lives... Morgan Taylor, D.C. socialite and wildlife biologist, leads a charmed life until everything changes with a phone call. Her research team has been found dead—slaughtered—in backcountry Montana.As the case grows cold, Morgan is determined to unravel the mystery behind her friends’ gruesome deaths. Despite the dangers of a murderer still free, nothing will stand in her way, not even the bodyguard her father hires, L.A.’s top Close Protection Agent, Hunter Phillips.Sparks fly from the start when no-nonsense Hunter clashes with Morgan’s strong-willed independence. Their endless search for answers proves hopeless—until Hunter discovers the truth.

Darling Bay Beginnings: Three Heartwarming Beach Reads

Set in Darling Bay, these three heartwarming stories will welcome you to the town and introduce to all the hilarious characters of the small California coastal town.The Darling Songbirds:The saloon had always looked old-fashioned, but now it resembled a set in a ghost town. The boards creaked under Adele Darling’s feet as if they hadn’t been stepped on since women wore hoop skirts. Cobwebs on the porch slung themselves from top beams to bottom ones, and an old wagon wheel leaned against a hitching post in front. It was as if the sidewalk had been poured right around the post, and her Toyota hybrid looked completely wrong parked next to it. It should have been a horse.The building is a ruin, the business is broke and customers are scarce. Add into the mix Nate Houston - the handsome, guitar-playing bartender who had always believed he would be the next owner - and Adele has one potent cocktail on her hands.Can a rundown saloon in a sleepy town finally offer Adele a way into love?Blaze:Grace is doing just fine—she doesn't need help, especially from a man whose very nickname is unhealthy. Tox Ellis is the hazmat expert at the Darling Bay Fire Department, and he knows what compounds to keep apart to prevent explosions. Why, then, can't he seem to stay away from Grace, the woman who seems to think he needs fixing? Is Darling Bay ready for the chemical reaction Grace and Tox generate whenever they're in the same place at the same time? And who will be standing by to put out the flames?On the Market:Liam Ballard is good at buying houses, fixing them up with his brothers, and flipping them for a profit. When Felicia from the network shows up to offer them a reality show (the brothers renovate a house while one of them dates the buyer), the pay is too good to turn down. With it, they'll finally be able to open the after-school program for at-risk youth to honor the man who raised them. But when the very LA-like Felicia decides she'll be the buyer of the property (and his date), Liam wonders for the first time what set of keys he'll want to pass over to her, and will one of them unlock his heart?“Relationships are at the heart of women’s fiction, and Herron could teach a master class on creating them.” Chicklit CentralScroll up to Click Buy!

Lucy Maud Montgomery: The Complete Christmas Stories

Here you will find all the Christmas stories written by Lucy Maud Montgomery.- The Red Room- A Christmas Mistake- A Christmas Inspiration- The Josephs' Christmas- Aunt Cyrilla's Christmas Basket- The Osbornes' Christmas- Bertie's New Year- Ida's New Year Cake- The Christmas Surprise at Enderly Road- Clorinda's Gifts- The Falsoms' Christmas Dinner- The Unforgotten One- Christmas at Red Butte- Uncle Richard's New Year's Dinner

Ian (Las Vegas Sidewinders Book 15)

Caught on thin ice between desire and legacy...Scottish-born hockey player Ian Campbell is so much more than a professional athlete and he has the birthright to prove it. But all he cares about is the next championship. Not his law degree and not the weight of the family legacy waiting for him back home; but time is running out on the deal he made with his grandfather. While home for the summer, a gorgeous American stumbles into the local pub and provides him the perfect distraction.Photojournalist Everly Adamson finds herself in Scotland on the business trip of a lifetime. A past mired in secrets and betrayal fades away when she’s behind the lens of her camera; nothing and no one can take that feeling away. Even though a handsome, professional athlete moonlighting as her knight in shining armor is trying to distract her— and she can’t seem to stay away.As their summer romance intensifies, neither of them is prepared for the collision of their two worlds. Ian’s family legacy prevents him from trusting her, and Everly refuses to love a man who won’t. The resolution may be more than either of them can afford...

It Was Always You (The Friessens Book 15)

She never realized until she lost him that he was the only man she’d ever love.Katy and Steven were the loves of each other’s lives until a tragedy and the fallout of Steven’s injuries drove the couple apart.They share a son, but Katy and Steven have moved on with their lives, dating other people, and neither has seen the other in five long years. But when Steven comes knocking on Katy’s parents’ door after learning she’s back in town, Katy is forced to face her estranged husband and the love that broke her heart, and his intentions regarding their all-but-over marriage are soon made very clear.The only problem is that as simple as it would be for them to walk away, seeing just what it means to move on and start a new life may not be as easy as they once thought.Did you miss the other books in this big family romance series? Start with the worldwide bestseller THE FORGOTTEN CHILD translated in German & French, coming soon to Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese & Chinese.Reading order:THE OUTSIDER SERIES (The Friessen Legacy)The Forgotten ChildA Baby And a Wedding (Short Story FREE)Fallen HeroThe Search (Short Story FREE)The AwakeningSecretsRunawayOverdue (Short Story FREE)The Unexpected StormThe WeddingThe Friessens: A New BeginningThe Deadline (Andy and Laura)The Price to Love (Neil and Candy)A Different Kind of Love (Brad and Emily)A Vow of Love, A Friessen Family ChristmasThe FriessensThe ReunionThe Bloodline (Andy & Laura)The Promise (Diana & Jed)The Business Plan (Neil & Candy)The Decision (Brad & Emily)First Love (Katy)Family FirstLeave the Light OnIn the Moment In the Family: A Friessen Family Christmas In the Silence In the Stars In the CharmUnexpected Consequences It Was Always YouThe First Time I Saw YouWelcome to My ArmsI’ll Always Love YouA Reason to BreatheYou Are My Everything

Power Play (Blades Hockey Book 1)

He's the NHL’s hottest goalie.I'm a struggling sports journalist on the verge of losing it all.My stick-in-the-mud boss is determined to make my life hell. He sits in my office and lays down an ultimatum: get an exclusive interview with the NHL's golden boy, Duke Harrison, or I’ll be out on my butt.No way am I letting my future rest on the broad shoulders of a goalie who’s three seasons past his prime.I’ve got eight days to convince Duke that the loyal fans of The Cambridge Tribune (annual circulation: 1,000) are dying to know about his life, on and off the ice. Eight days to face off against the sexy man who’s hellbent on blocking my shot at every turn.This power play is going to be one for the pucking ages.Power Play is a flirty, sexy rom-com, and the first book in Maria Luis' Blades Hockey series. If you like low angst, quirky characters, and super sexy heroes, then Power Play will definitely be your jam. Warning: Power Play comes with a "be prepared to laugh" in public label!

The House on Moon Creek Avenue: A Novel

Cindy Flores is a twenty-one-year-old single mother, retail worker, and college student who inherits her grandmother’s home on Moon Creek Avenue. Cindy’s father offers to pay the utilities until she graduates from college, doing whatever he can so that she doesn’t return to her abusive boyfriend.At first, the home is comfortable - nostalgic of Cindy’s childhood, and her daughter enjoys the house, too. But soon, ghosts randomly appear day and night. Doors open and close, a streak of bad luck begins, Cindy and her daughter have unsettling nightmares, and Cindy’s mental state is pushed to the edge.When Cindy’s video recording of paranormal activity goes viral on social media, she gets the attention of famous ghost hunters. Without anywhere else to turn, Cindy confides in their help to find out why she’s being haunted. A terrifying investigation leads to revelation and surprise.Will she find the root of the evil being caused at her home on Moon Creek Avenue?

The Adulterer's Handbook: A Novel (The Adulterer Series Book 1)

I'm about to jump into the canal and pull her to safety when I stop at the edge of the towpath.What if I do nothing...?The must-read psychological thriller for 2021.If you're having an affair and you don't want to get caught, you must read this book.The Adulterer's Handbook is the story of a happily married man, desperately trying to prevent his wife from finding out about his affair. For months he is successful, but then things take a dark turn...A love story, a betrayal, an accident, a murder? You decide.Lee Bolton has it all: a wonderful wife who he adores and two lovely children. But something is missing from his marriage.Sophia Miller, the office temptress, offers to fill the gap and they begin a carefully regulated and orchestrated affair.Lee, delighted with his new and improved sex life, walks a tightrope of near discovery; forever trying to keep his secret safe.But Sophia wants more. She wants it all.Sophia starts to break the rules, and she puts Lee's marriage in jeopardy.How far will he go to protect his family?Would you commit murder to save your relationship?Gripping domestic noir with a shocking twist.Book one in a seven-book series.

Bad Crush (Campus Nights Book 2)

Reasons not to crush on Adam:He's my best friend's brother.He's my neighbor.He's the captain of the hockey team.He's a serial monogamist who's sworn off dating. Reasons not to fake date Adam:See above.He has no idea I actually like him—like really like him. But do I listen to any of those really great reasons? Of course not.Now, thanks to my amazing and convincing acting skills, one fake date ends with him being my fake fiancé (oops!).My bad crush has gotten me in way over my head.

Melody's Christmas (Heartwarming Holidays Sweet Romance Book 1)

Can Christmas magic help her hear the music again?Melody Murphy shared her love of music with her father, but after tragically loosing him on Christmas Eve two years ago, she no longer has any interest in music or Christmas. She returns to her hometown of Charles Town, West Virginia, to help her mother save the family antique business, content to stay focused on her work. However, when a chance encounter with an adorable five-year-old leads her to befriend an attractive single dad, Melody begins to realize she's been putting her life on hold, something her father would've never wished for her. Will she learn to hear the song in the falling snow again?Reid has recently moved to Charles Town to start over after his wife walked out, leaving him alone to raise their son, Michael. When Michael decides he needs Melody Murphy in his life, Reid needs to find out what it is that has his son drawn to the young woman like a magnet. The closer he gets to Melody, the more he begins to believe he might get a second chance at love after all. This is a sweet contemporary romance with Christian themes, perfect for holiday reading.

Riversong (River Valley Book 1)

In an effort to survive an unthinkable predicament, a city girl returns to her small-town roots in this suspense-filled, tissues-required romance by USA Today bestselling author Tess Thompson. In the wake of her husband's tragic death, Lee is pregnant and one million dollars in debt to a dangerous loan shark willing to do anything to collect. Out of money and options, Lee seeks refuge in the small Oregon town where her mother's dilapidated home sits vacant, as desperate for a fresh start as Lee herself.With a baby on the way and a living to make, Lee opens a restaurant and begins to rebuild her life. But just as she catches her breath, and the eye of a local musician offering a second chance at love, she finds herself right back in the clutches of the debt collector with more to lose than ever.

Around the World in Eighty Days

Pragmatic gambler Phileas Fogg has made a gentlemanly wager to the members of his exclusive club: that he can circle the world in just eighty days, right down to the minute. Fetching his newly appointed French valet, Fogg embarks on a fabulous journey across land and sea—by steamer, rail, and elephant—to win the bet of a lifetime.Inspired by Jules Verne’s own sea travels and his fascination with circumnavigating the globe, the avid dreamer’s picaresque voyage inspired generations of adventurers who were eager to best Verne’s challenge—from nineteenth-century journalist Nellie Bly to Monty Python’s Michael Palin.

Ransom (Laurel Springs Emergency Response Team Book 1)

A new series from the author of the Moonshine Task Force Series! Laurel Springs, AL is about to be hotter than a mid-August thunderstorm. When the Moonshine Task Force is absorbed into a new entity, Laurel Springs Emergency Response Team (LSERT) new faces come to town, new love is born, old love is found again, and there’s a plethora of drama and romance happening all over the tri-county area. LSERT puts police, firefighters, nurses, doctors, K-9 handlers, and EMT’s all in harm’s way as they work to keep the area safe from any threat. Emotions run high, passions ignite. Come with me, back to Laurel Springs, in what's sure to be a wild ride!Ransom ThompsonFor years I’ve wanted two things - to be a member of the Moonshine Task Force and to be the man Stella Kepler can’t live without.One out of two isn’t bad, or so I tell myself. Being the only K-9 handler for The MTF presents its own share of obstacles, but me and Rambo? We make it work. Life is status quo, until I’m called in to help with what appears to be a hostage situation and Stella is right in the middle of it.This is my one chance, and I’m not going to blow it.Stella KeplerWhen I’m stuck in an examination room holding a hurt woman and a man with a gun, I do the only thing I can. I sneak out, call 911 and hope help comes quickly. It does.In the form of Ransom Thompson.He and I have known each other since we were babies. Our mother’s are friends, our dad’s work together, and we’ve always been friends.Only, the last few months I’ve started to notice things. How mature he is, how alpha he can be, the chiseled six-pack, and the abundance of ink spreading across his body. When I offer to cook him dinner for saving me, neither one of us know how that one moment will change the course of the rest of our lives.

Enchanting the Earl: Rebel Lords of London

From award winning author, Kathy L Wheeler, a sexy regency prequel to The Earl's Error. "Though short and sweet, the characters enchant you and you want to know moreabout them. The Earl is a great male lead and Lorelei is a great matchfor him." *****Having a London Season is not all it's cracked up to be, as Lady Lorelei quickly finds when attending her first ball. The lights are too hot, the corsets too tight. It's enough to make one faint.Thorne Gray, the earl of Kimpton, has no interest in debutantes, but what the devil is he supposed to do when one swoons at his feet? Catches her before she hits the floor, of course. An intriguing performance to be sure.But a scheming and powerful aunt, determined to see her niece settled before her death, threatens Lorelei's opportunity to enchant the man of her choosing.Praise for Rebel Lords of LondonEnchanting the Earl"A Regency romance that makes you want more!" ~ author Kara O'Neal Other books in the series.The Earl's Error"Sexy and exciting: Kathy L Wheeler tops smouldering romance with an intriguing mystery." ~Miranda Neville, Best Selling AuthorThe Marquis's Misstep"Quick pacing, funny dialogue, and charming characters make Kathy L Wheeler's books a must-read!" ~Double Rita Finalist, Amanda McCabeThe 7th Son"7th Son is both gripping and delightful. A hero and heroine to root for. Twists and turns perfect for mystery lovers. A setting pure bliss for lovers of romance. And finding long-lost diaries to break a family curse, made for the perfect read." Sharon Sala - author of - THE LAST STRAW"Expect a fast-paced ride in this captivating tale, written in Kathy L Wheeler's bold, dynamic style. Intrigue, love, scandal and curses — what more could any reader want? You'll stay riveted until the very last page!" Author Jude Bayton - The Secret of Mowbray Manor"Who can resist a romance between a cursed artist and an art critic with a tragic past? I was hooked from the enticing beginning to the satisfying end. Kathy L Wheeler has created a compelling story with a mysterious journal, sizzling passion and characters that come alive. Rich in setting and emotion, 7th Son takes readers on a twisty, tantalizing ride. ~ Author Alicia DeanThe Viscount's Vendetta"Edgy, fast-paced, sexy, is Kathy L Wheeler's latest Rebel Lord of London." ~USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author, Cheryl Bolen

The Black Mountains (The Hillsbridge Sagas Book 1)

The captivating first instalment of the Hillsbridge Sagas, perfect for fans of Val Wood and Maggie HopeThe Hall family live under the brooding shadow of the Black Mountains, in the mining town of Hillsbridge. Charlotte, James and their seven children are independent spirits, united by strong family values.Living in a mining community is never easy, and when the shadow of impending war threatens, they must pull together to face the hardship to come. Can this close-knit family overcome whatever tragedy life throws at them?The Black Mountains, a moving saga of love, happiness and heartbreak, is perfect for fans of Rosie Goodwin and Katie Flynn.‘Sensitive and exceptionally polished’ Manchester Evening NewsThe Hillsbridge SagasThe Black MountainsThe Emerald ValleyThe Hills and the ValleyA Family Affair

First Magic (Born of Light Book 1)

“Some things are worse than death.”  Keep your head down. Don’t cause a scene. And never make friends.These are the rules I have to live by to survive. After Vykens, mutated and soulless vampires killed my parents, I know they will come for me next.As an Aura, I can manipulate the light within me, the same ancient light Vykens feed on. It’s supposed to be a sacred power, one used only for good and to help others. But if I want to survive, I’ll have to defy the Auran Council and learn to use my rare ability as a weapon.Now I’m caught in something even bigger than I can understand, with a power I can’t wield, and no one I can trust, except, just maybe, a mysterious stranger who’s captured my heart, making him the biggest danger of all.In this full-length, urban fantasy series, Steele introduces readers to a dark and exciting world full of magic, mutated vampires, and romance. If you like Cassandra Clare, Stephanie Meyers, Sarah J. Mass or Kami Garcia, you will LOVE this new series! Scroll up and grab this gritty urban fantasy TODAY!"Born of Light pulls you in right from the beginning of the story and the action pulses all the way through. It's unique, captivating, thrilling, yet such a beautiful story that I cannot wait to get more of." ~ Amazon ReviewerSCROLL UP AND GRAB YOUR COPY TODAY!* This is the first book in a series of three and is set in the same world as the Rouen Chronicles. Occasionally, other beloved characters will make an appearance. It was originally published as Fractured Light but has since been updated with new content.

The Great Gatsby

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Special Agent Francesca (Undercover FBI Book 1)

An introvert, Special Agent Francesca moves to Las Vegas to escape her powerful, domineering mother. On arrival, multiple obstacles challenge her. She needs to approach a father she’s never met, a man who doesn’t even know she exists. Then she must play the role of a loving fiancée with a stranger. One who makes her question every unexpected emotion he provokes. Craving the chance for real undercover work, she grabs the opportunity to be involved in cleaning up gang corruption in a nasty neighborhood. When she poses as the new owner of a hotel, the deadly-dangerous situation ramps up and she’s forced to fight her way from one conflict to the next.Sean Collins, Psychiatrist and LVPD Profiler has never known anyone like Francesca Donovan. From first sight, he believes her to be a screwball but her beauty and maddening personality attracts him. Despite her prickly disposition, which gets them into a load of trouble, her rotten driving skills and her constant battles, he’s hooked. Once he’s roped into a mock engagement with her, his desire to make it real takes precedence over everything else in his world.Special Agent Francesca – Undercover FBI Series Book #1 This special agent flies her own plane, drives like a maniac & approaches a father who never knew she existed. Nothing scares her, except for one thing… MEN.Special Agent Finnegan – Undercover FBI Series Book #2 Finn’s a cop who adores his quirky dad. He knows this soft core leaves him vulnerable, so when he meets his new partner, the thought of her in danger drives him crazy.Special Agent Maximilian – Undercover FBI Book #3 Nik Baudin discovers an identical twin - one he never knew existed. Taking over his brother’s identity, he becomes Special Agent Maximilian and gets embroiled in a case where high jacked young girls and trafficking of illegal drugs endangers his life and Max’s gorgeous partner, Maya.Special Agent Kandice – Undercover FBI Book 4 Kandice wants to be tough like the others on her team. Being the chief hostage negotiator at a bank heist starts the process. Being stalked, kidnapped and beaten helps see it through. In the end, pulling the trigger comes easy…Special Agent Booker – Undercover FBI Book #5 Sloan Booker has multiple quirky dads & a vehicle restoration shop that keeps him away from his job as an FBI agent. When terrorists threaten his neighborhood, he’s back in the game.Special Agent Charli - Undercover FBI Book #6 Charli’s stressed to the max from a case that went down badly. So why does fate stick her with a teen who sees a murder and will only go into witness protection if her bodyguard is Charli?Special Agent Rylee – Undercover FBI Book #7 Playing bodyguard to a spoiled, handsome billionaire while sailing on a Caribbean Cruise isn’t the kind of dangerous case Agent Rylee delights in… yeah rightSpecial Agent Murphy – Undercover FBI Book #8 Murphy is the one cop women love to be near and men feel the need to compete against.Special Agent Sophia – Undercover FBI Book #9 Sophia can go to Greece and rescue the governor's twins, but can she save a young girl from dangerous traffickers?Special Agent Hunter – Undercover FBI Book #10 Hunter is after a cold-case killer who’s started up his nasty tricks again, and Detective Cora Taylor is the perfect woman to assist him, along with Sam – the biggest, ugliest dog alive.Special Agent Makayla – Undercover FBI Book #11 Because Makayla hears the cries of children, she works for the SVU to search for missing kids. Dean needs her help when his niece disappears in the dead of night.

Northern Lights Shifters: Books 1 - 2

The first two STAND ALONE paranormal romance novels in the bestselling series Northern Lights Shifters from Vivian Arend. Box Set Includes: Wolf SignsRobyn’s deafness doesn’t stop her from taking the backcountry trip she’s been craving. Meeting Keil, a ripped hunk-of-male at the Yukon cabin starts cravings of a different kind. And raises questions about wolves, mates, and duels to the death. Wolf FlightTad’s workaholism keeps his bush-pilot company in the air, and his inner werewolf in check. Letting it loose would mean compromising his human principles. Then Missy re-enters his life, and their chemistry is off the charts, pushing him closer to the step he’s not sure it’s safe to take.

Twists and Turns in Love's Path: An Inspirational Romance Collection

6 best-selling Historical Western novels! The Scars of a Pure HeartMacie Sheldon tries to escape the memories of her family's death from smallpox, but she still bears the scars on her face every day. Her wish to find peace feels finally granted when she answers Blake Bradifield's mail-order bride ad. However, this seemingly simple plan will turn out to hide great surprises. They embark on an adventure after discovering a note from Blake's long-deceased grandfather which leads to a hidden treasure. Both Macie and Blake have suffered painful losses that have scarred their hearts and souls. Can a treasure hunt bring them together more than anything else? Daring to Start AgainDesperate to flee the life she faces with her criminal father, Sarah Donner answers a mail-order bride ad. Upon her arrival, a new challenge arises, since Bobby, her future husband, has a little daughter. As if that weren't enough, she lives in constant terror of being found by her father. As Sarah's past threatens everything to fall apart, will she be forgiven for keeping a secret that could hurt the ones she truly loves? A Heavy Duty to Carry OutWilling to please her parents, Amy Carr moves to Montana to marry a total stranger. Just a week before she meets her future husband, she comes across the wealthy rancher Thomas, and her life turns upside down. A tender love grows between Amy and Thomas, but they feel trapped between what their families want and what their hearts wish. Are they willing to sacrifice their happiness for their loved ones? When Hearts Know No BoundariesPearl Langston has been her father's right hand since her mother tragically passed away. Their ranch life would be so much simpler if it weren't for the constant disputes with their neighbors, the Dillons. When she sees fifty cattle break through the fence and wander across their land, Pearl senses their feud is about to explode. What she couldn’t predict, though is the special connection she instantly feels with Tom Dillon. Could they stay together against everyone's will and overcome the barriers that keep them apart? Can two rivals find their soulmates in each other? Her Port in the StormDedicated to her beloved mother and her passion to teach, Loren McCarthy lives a modest but meaningful life. Her world turns upside down, though, when her mother starts receiving ominous letters one after the other. Refusing to be intimidated, Loren defies the threats and seeks the help of the local sheriff, Edison Haynes. What she doesn't expect, is falling madly in love with him, while they hunt down the anonymous coward that is harassing her mother. Can she unravel the mystery and find her other half, despite all odds? United Under the Western SkyFor the nineteen-year-old Annie Cummings, marriage is out of the question until she realizes that her parents have other plans for her. Angry and heartbroken, she rides the train across the country to meet the man she found through a matchmaker. To her astonishment, Annie isn't welcomed by the kind farmer she'd been expecting, but by a rather brooding and rough former bounty hunter, Josiah. Although put off by his rude ways at first, Annie soon struggles to fill the void in his heart and become a loving mother to his adopted daughter. But is she truly ready to let go of the life she knew for a love she never thought she would find? If you love Western romances that feature strong women and determined, yet charming, male protagonists, then you are going to love this collection!

LOUISIANA BLOOD: A CHANDLER TRAVIS AND DUKE LANOIX MYSTERY THRILLER

When the remains of Jack the Ripper’s first five victims are discovered in present day Louisiana, an English detective and a local sheriff form an unlikely alliance to unravel the mystery…and find themselves caught up in a modern-day conspiracy.

Edge of Magic: A Fae & Shifter Urban Fantasy Novel (Tara Knightley Series Book 1)

My name is Tara Knightley, and I’m on the Fae mafia’s hit list. My childhood crush just rode back into town, too, and that may spell even bigger trouble . . .My talent for sensing magical objects has made me a damn good professional thief for the past decade. But it’s also what got me into a blood oath with notorious Fae mob boss Grant Shaw.My relationship with Shaw is rapidly souring, and I need to break free before it turns deadly. The solution? I must steal a magic skull from Shaw’s biggest rival and deliver it to him, and then he’ll nullify our blood oath.Just as I’m set to go after the skull, my childhood best friend and crush, wolf shifter Judah McMahon, shows up asking for help. It’s been ten years since the falling out that ended our friendship, and I know I shouldn’t get involved.But Judah’s life is threatened. How can I say no? The catch is, helping Judah will cost me the chance at freedom from Shaw . . . and possibly my life.Edge of Magic by Jayne Faith is perfect for fans of Kim Harrison, Kevin Hearne, Seanan McGuire, Patricia Briggs, Keri Arthur, Ella Summers, and Shannon Mayer. The Tara Knightley Series features action, magic, vivid world-building, a mystery involving Fae bloodlines, and a shifter-Fae romance subplot.What Readers Are Saying:"If you like The Iron Druid series you should like this!" ★★★★★"If you love Ella Gray, shifters, magic, and fae, then this is a must read!!" ★★★★★"Great story and characters. I didn’t want to put this one down. Can wait for the next book!" ★★★★★"REALLY fan girling over Tara’s old crush!" ★★★★★"Complex plot and excellent secondary characters." ★★★★★"I am so hooked and can not wait to read the rest of this amazing new series." ★★★★★"Excellent - can't wait to read the next one! Love the universe Jayne has created for the series." ★★★★★"Once again Jayne's storytelling had me hooked from page 1." ★★★★★"The prequel was already amazing, this one took it up a notch!" ★★★★★"I’m so invested in this main character!" ★★★★★

When the Red Wolf Runs (The Red Wolf Saga Book 1)

There are no wolves in Texas.At least, that's what I've been told my entire life. The truth is: no one's seen one since they went extinct in the wild twenty years ago.No one except me.This occurrence would be strange on any day. But minutes after I think I see a red wolf in the wild, a new family moves in across from me, and I meet none other than Jackson Meadows. He claims to be from out of town, but something tells me he and his single father hold a secret that goes back generations—and may change the town forever.

The War of the Worlds

Written between 1895 and 1897, H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds is one of the earliest stories that detail a conflict between mankind and an extraterrestrial race. Filmed numerous times, this science fiction classic retains its power to disturb readers more than a century later.

Cold Front

‘Lovejoy has proven himself a master storyteller.’ - Clive Cussler At first, weather experts called it a record-breaking cold snap. But after weeks of near Arctic temperatures, after heavy snows and severe storms all but paralyzed the United States and destroyed billions of dollars of vital crops and livestock, the President was forced to declare a national emergency...such sustained damage would kill millions and cripple America permanently.Under Executive Order, intelligence specialist Colonel Brandon Barrett races to save his nation. Pulling together a massive number of seemingly unrelated facts about recent Soviet military flights over Alaska, he breaks through layers of deception to expose a plot deadlier than ever before conceived.Codenamed Cold Front, it’s a plan to bring democracy to its knees by controlling our weather and the final stage was about to be launched...Meanwhile, Barrett meets State Department analyst Barbara Morris, who captivates him in a completely different way.Can he stop Cold Front’s threatening plan before it’s too late?With the help of intelligent, brave and beautiful Barbara Morris, maybe he can stop the storm from rolling in, stop the terrorists’ plans and save his country as a hero.Cold Front is a gripping terrorist thriller set in the midst of the Cold War.Praise for William H Lovejoy‘Lovejoy has proven himself a master storyteller.’ - Clive Cussler‘Lovejoy writes in afterburner!… action that leaves you dry-lipped, moist-palmed and hungry for more. An excellent read.’ - M.E. MorrisWilliam H Lovejoy has publications in English, Spanish, Hebrew and Japanese. He is the author of twenty-five thriller, suspense, and mystery novels, including Delta Blue, Delta Green, Alpha Kat, Phantom Strike and Ultra Deep. A Vietnam veteran, he resides in Colorado and is Vice Chancellor Emeritus from Mohave Community College.

When Goda??s Light Inspires the Lost Bride: A Christian Historical Romance Book

She stays in her ranch, a self-isolated woman by choice. He wanders around, a husband by accident. Will they find the way to each other's hearts when God is by their side?“Lord, I want to be a good husband to a woman who is filled with wrath at Thee for taking her family from her. She’s grieving and she’s hurting. I want to help her, but she’s too proud to accept help. What can I do so that she looks upon Thy grace with grateful eyes and finds comfort in Thy mercy?”Evelina has suffered a lot of tragedy in her life. Now that her ranch is falling apart though, she has no other choice but to ask for a mail-order groom. Meeting Joshua makes her heartbeat go faster. She never expected just how much she needed such a man around her. How can she show this stranger that God is all they ever need to push through?Joshua is a lonely cowboy who has recently lost his father. He is now left with a ranch full of debts and creditors harassing him. God sends him a message through in his dream, and he is ready to trust His plan and follow the sign. To appear at Evelina’s life was God’s will, but how can a God-fearing man show the True Light to a woman that has lost her faith?Evelina and Joshua are afraid of connecting with each other. They have left their hearts untended for far too long and only God can show them the way to revive them. Will they manage to fight off the bad weeds with their rekindled faith and newfound love?☆☆☆☆☆When God’s Light Inspires the Lost Bride is a stand-alone Christian Historical Romance book with a guaranteed happily ever after. If you like a heroine whose religion plays a major role in her day-to-day life, and she experiences a deep love in an era that traditional morality is reinforced, then you'll love Chloe Carley's inspiring book.Buy it now to discover Evelina 's romantic and inspiring story in the Old West!Thank you!Get this Book FREE With Kindle Unlimited!

The Phoenix Whisperer (Academy In Flames Book 1)

“All my life I wanted to be a respected dragon rider. That is, until I met my phoenix.”Ana de Navalles has almost nothing, aside from her friends. Having always been a child of the slums, her fortunes change when she’s admitted to Galfour’s Point, the prestigious and almost-mythical academy, and the only place in the world where you can train to become a dragon rider.Just before she is set to leave, her friend Cien is murdered before her by a mob-affiliated criminal with surprising strength. But Ana does not cower. With dark magic seemingly on the rise, her hunger to make something of herself – and thirst for revenge – is revived.After mere days at the academy, Ana is beginning to feel like the odd one out. A poor slum-dweller in a school of snobbish rich kids, all eyes are on her, and if she can’t pass her entrance exams, she’ll be kicked out without so much of a glance at a dragon.So when she discovers a young phoenix, newly hatched, and quickly establishes a bond with the precocious and unpredictable creature, Ana’s suddenly the talk of the academy. If, that is, she can convince the school authorities to let them stay.As Ana and her friends – some new and some old – prepare to investigate Cien’s murder, nefarious forces within the academy, and outside in the wider world conspire against them. Can Ana and Fyrenza – her newly named phoenix - rise from the ashes, and shine bright upon a cruel world?This novel contains violence. This is a young adult fantasy novel. If you love epic phoenix-tamer fantasy, life-risking adventure, and loyal friendships, Phoenix Whisperer is for you.

Sweet-Talking Cowboy (The Buckskin Brotherhood Book 1)

He’s roped in by a runaway bride!When Lucy Patterson shows up at the Buckskin Ranch with no groom, Matt Ramsey’s in a fix. Six years ago she gave him her heart. He sent her away. He was wrong for her then. He’s wrong for her now. But the years have fanned the flames...Saddle up for the first book in the fun-filled Buckskin Brotherhood series! Steamy western romances from the NYT bestselling author who brought you The McGavin Brothers of Eagles Nest, Montana. If you like sexy cowboys, charming small towns, and laugh-out-loud adventures, you’ll love The Buckskin Brotherhood.THE BUCKSKIN BROTHERHOODThe books in this series are standalones and can be read in any order.Sweet-Talking Cowboy (Matt & Lucy)Big-Hearted Cowboy (Jake & Millie)Baby-Daddy Cowboy (CJ & Isabel)True-Blue Cowboy (Nick & Eva)Strong-Willed Cowboy (Rafe & Kate)Secret-Santa Cowboy (Leo & Fiona)Stand-Up Cowboy (Garrett & Anna)Single-Dad Cowboy (Zeke & Nell)Marriage-Minded Cowboy (Teague & Val)

Before Dawn (Nightwind Book 1)

Former Navy SEAL Kingsley Maddison is a sexy, determined alpha who isn't looking for Mrs. Right. That all changes when he meets his neighbor, a beautiful single mom who doesn't have time for romance. Divorced, abandoned emotionally, and financially adrift, Dawn Foster is just trying to keep her head above water. She's doing whatever it takes to survive in an expensive city, better her career prospects, and keep her family afloat. It isn't easy, but she does it all for the two little people who depend on her to make nothing but right moves. Love isn't on her radar until she meets King. But is the sexy, single alpha who makes her heart race the right choice? King is rusty in the romance department, but he knows Dawn and her kids are meant to be his. He's ready to prove to her that he's in it for the long haul, stepdad duties and all

The Confession: A Free Jo Nesbo Short Story from The Jealousy Man

*READ AN EXCLUSIVE FREE SHORT STORY FROM THE SOON TO BE RELEASED COLLECTION, THE JEALOUSY MAN, BY NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER JO NESBO*MORE ABOUT THE JEALOUSY MAN:Filled with dark thrills, twisted minds and vengeful hearts, these twelve page-turning short stories from 'the king of Scandicrime' (FT) and creator of the iconic detective Harry Hole, will have you reading late into the night. We meet a Greek detective who has become an expert on jealousy thanks to some hard-earned lessons from his private life. Far away, in another country, a taxi driver finds his wife's earring in a car belonging to his boss and sets out to discover how it ended up there. High in the skies above, a woman is on board a plane headed to London, about to end her own life in the wake of her husband's affair with her best friend. But who is the man sitting next to her? Nesbo also takes us to the near future, to a dystopian America, where the upper-class elite is waiting atop a skyscraper to be evacuated while the masses fight for survival in the streets below. We are introduced to two best friends on their way to the running of the bulls in Pamplona when they fall in love with the same girl and, in the epic and vicious finale, we meet a psychologist who also happens to be an assassin. In his first ever collection of short stories, this master of crime writing skilfully draws in the reader as we watch the potentially fatal outcomes of humanity's most powerful emotions play out on the page.

Of Light and Darkness

"An absolutely unstoppable love story in an unputdownable book. So many twists and surprises I could barely take a breath!" - Shelly Crane, New York Times Bestselling Author of Significance and Wide Awake"A true delight from start to finish! It is sure to leave you thirsting for more!" - Diane Alberts, USA Today Bestselling AuthorCharlotte Ruzikova is an ordinary girl, but in a world of magic and monsters, it's exactly what makes her an outcast.In occult Prague, Witches draw enchantment spells, Shifters throw tea parties, and markets glow like stardust as jack-o'-lanterns jeer from cobblestone paths. For humans on the mundane side of town, the occult city is a fairy tale for storybooks, but for Charlotte, it's home.When she catches the eye of an Elven prince and spurns his advances, Charlotte sparks a devastating war between the creatures of the light and those lurking in the darkness. Worst of all, she endangers the person she loves most: the man who brought her to the occult city. Joining forces with a coven of outcast monsters, Charlotte rebels against an empire to preserve the magic in her city and in her heart. But can her allies set aside their differences for the greater good? Loyalties are tested and grudges grow thorny roots, but no matter the cost, Charlotte will fight to save the shadows.In the occult city, the dawn cannot consume the night.Warning: Guillermo del Toro-style monsters with the heart of a Studio Ghibli film roam free in the streets of Occult Prague. Fans of THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS and THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES will be eager to visit. The OF LIGHT AND DARKNESS SERIES is best enjoyed in the following order...Book 1: Of Light and DarknessBook 2: Of Blood and MagicBook 3: Of Stars and Monsters"I love a vampire that does what a vampire is supposed to do...I highly recommend this story as a must read! Goodbye Bella and Edward!"- I Heart YA Books"This was such a magical and beautifully written tale of love and found family. The plot had all the dynamic twists and turns to keep me enthralled to see what would happen next. I support any book that takes the "good versus evil" theme and flips it so the "evil" beings are misunderstood and hated by the "good" for being different. Also, I just really like vampires." - Verified Reviewer"Leighton had shown off her talents as a world builder, with an ability to create an atmosphere the reader can feel a part of. Her characters arrive on the scene fully fleshed out, each with their own quirks and backstory." - Steve Taintor, Vine Voice"Holy f***ing s***! This woman is an f***ing genius! I mean, seriously! I was hooked in from the very first word to the f***ing last! This book deserves 1,000s of stars because its just that f***ing epic. EPIC!!! That's the perfect word for this book." -Verified Reviewer

Swept Away

The residents of Larkford are having an eventful evening! A feel-good short story for fans of Katie Fforde, Gervaise Phinn and Milly Johnson.Swept Away is a short story based around a large country medical practice in Larkford that also features in Penny Parkes' novels Out of Practice and the forthcoming Practice Makes Perfect (June 2017). The Surgery at Larkford proves to be a hotbed of rivalry, resentment and romance - and that's just the doctors. Think James Herriot meets House. Married mum of two and successful GP Holly Graham moved to Larkford hoping to find the peaceful life she craved. Instead she found chaos and intrigue, but also a tight-knit community full of wonderful characters who helped her through difficult times. Praise for Penny Parkes:'Delightfully warm' Jo Thomas'A pure delight from start to finish' Julie Cohen

Beautifully Broken Pieces (The Sutter Lake Series Book 1)

A woman who's lost everything. Taylor is looking for peace and quiet away from the memories of all she's lost. A small mountain town where no one knows her seems like the perfect escape.A man battling the ghosts of his past.Walker loves his life just the way it is. His town, his family, his brothers in blue. Everything simple and easy--until a chance encounter changes it all.When Taylor's solitude is interrupted by the rugged cop, they find that the very thing they were avoiding might be just what they both need. As their iron wills clash and passion flares...a killer lurks.And you never know who might be caught in the crosshairs.

Claiming Her Innocence (His and Hers Book 2)

She’s funny, sweet, and she has a smile that lights up every room. I’m A tall, ripped ex-soldier… and I’m supposed to be her best friend.My new hobby? I like to imagine how it could be more but I know that the relationship is all in my head. I can’t risk what we have for something intangible… I fantasize about her day and night. She’s a walking, talking fantasy… and she’s only a hair’s breadth away. But one wrong move could take what I value most. And once she looks my way for just a second, I don’t know how I could possibly let her go...

Aloha Hideaway Inn: A Sweet Beach Read (Getaway Bay Resort Romance Book 1)

She's got big plans for her tropical bed and breakfast, but the new high-rise resort in the bay is throwing a wrench into everything. So Stacey Stapleton does what any savvy businesswoman would do—she goes to spy on the resort stealing her business and ruining the beautiful Getaway Bay skyline.Her undercover operation doesn't do more than show her how flawless the Sweet Breeze Resort is—and that the owner is as handsome as he is smart.Though annoyed by the new resort, Stacey focuses on Aloha Hideaway Inn, more determined than ever to give tourists the vacation of their lives. But when a tropical storm hits the bay, she and her guests have to take refuge in the high-rise hotel she hates.Not only that, but the more time she spends with Fisher DuPont, the owner of Sweet Breeze, the more she has to admit that he's not a monster.Can Stacey and the Aloha Hideaway Inn survive strange summer weather, the arrival of the new resort, and the start of a special relationship?Read all the books in Getaway Bay Resort Romance series by USA Today bestselling author Elana Johnson:1. Aloha Hideaway Inn2. Getaway Bay3. Women's Beach Club4. Straw and Diamonds5. The Billionaire Club6. Sweet Breeze Resort7. Rainforest Retreat8. Getaway Bay Singles**Previously titled The Billionaire's Enemy and The Brainy Billionaire

Ink Witch: An Egyptian Mythology Urban Fantasy (Kat Dubois Chronicles Book 1)

The gods are gone. Her brother is missing. One retired assassin must confront her past to save his future…Immortal Kat Dubois has traded in her sword for a flask. Hard drinking helps ease the grisly memories of her former trade: an assassin of immortals. She’s perfectly content to spend eternity in her Seattle tattoo parlor…until the mysterious disappearance of her brother finally brings her out of retirement.With a charmed deck of tarot cards and her trusty sword, Kat sets off to track down her brother and save his soul. A wicked corporation and a laundry list of old rivals stand in the way of her quest. For someone with an eternity to live, Kat's chances of unraveling the mystery become less likely with each passing second…Ink Witch is the first book in a tough-girl urban fantasy series set in Seattle, WA. If you like intense action, gritty characters, unconventional magic, and Egyptian mythology, then you'll love this unique, fast-paced adventure. Perfect for fans of Kim Harrison, Karen Marie Moning, and Nalini Singh!MORE BOOKS IN THE ECHO WORLD:KAT DUBOIS CHRONICLESInk WitchOutcastUndergroundSoul EaterJudgementAfterlifeECHO TRILOGYEcho in TimeResonance (only available to newsletter subscribers)Time AnomalyDissonanceRicochet Through Time

Frostborn: The Gray Knight (Frostborn #1)

From the author of DEMONSOULED and THE GHOSTS, here is a new epic fantasy of high adventure, heroism, and daring deeds.A thousand years ago, the last grandson of Arthur Pendragon led the survivors of Britain through a magical gate to a new world, a world of magic and high elves, of orcs and kobolds and stranger, darker creatures. Now the descendants of the exiles rule a mighty kingdom, peaceful and prosperous under the rule of the High King. But a shadow threatens to devour the kingdom. RIDMARK ARBAN was once a Swordbearer, a knight of renown. Now he is a branded outcast, stripped of his sword, and despised as a traitor. But he alone sees the danger to come.CALLIANDE awakens in the darkness, her memories gone, and creatures of terrible power hunting her. For she alone holds the secret that can save the world…or destroy it utterly. The secret of the Frostborn. ABOUT THE AUTHORStanding over six feet tall, Jonathan Moeller has the piercing blue eyes of a Conan of Cimmeria, the bronze-colored hair a Visigothic warrior-king, and the stern visage of a captain of men, none of which are useful in his career as a computer repairman, alas.He has written the DEMONSOULED series of sword-and-sorcery novels, and continues to write THE GHOSTS sequence about assassin and spy Caina Amalas, the COMPUTER BEGINNER'S GUIDE series of computer books, and numerous other works.Visit his technology blog at:http://www.jonathanmoeller.com/screed

The King's Coat (The Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures Book 1)

His exploits echo with the bustle of crowded ports and the crash of naval warfare…It is 1780 and seventeen-year-old Alan Lewrie is a brash young libertine with a head full of dreams. When he is found in bed with the wrong woman, he is forced to leave his profligacy behind for a new life at sea.Though sickness and hard labour await him aboard the tall-masted Ariadne, Lewrie finds himself gradually adapting to the world of a midshipman.But as he heads for the war-torn Americas into a hail of cannonballs, will he ever catch wind of the plot brewing against him back at home?The first Alan Lewrie novel, this action-packed naval adventure is perfect for fans of Patrick O’Brian, Julian Stockwin and C.S. ForesterPraise for The King's Coat‘You could get addicted to this series. Easily.’ New York Times Book Review‘The best naval series since C. S. Forester . . . Recommended.’ Library Journal‘Fast-moving. . . A hugely likeable hero, a huge cast of sharply drawn supporting characters: there's nothing missing. Wonderful stuff.’ Kirkus Reviews

The Foxhole Court (All for the Game Book 1)

Neil Josten is the newest addition to the Palmetto State University Exy team. He's short, he's fast, he's got a ton of potential—and he's the runaway son of the murderous crime lord known as The Butcher.Signing a contract with the PSU Foxes is the last thing a guy like Neil should do. The team is high profile and he doesn't need sports crews broadcasting pictures of his face around the nation. His lies will hold up only so long under this kind of scrutiny and the truth will get him killed.But Neil's not the only one with secrets on the team. One of Neil's new teammates is a friend from his old life, and Neil can't walk away from him a second time. Neil has survived the last eight years by running. Maybe he's finally found someone and something worth fighting for.

The Galileo Project : Sci-Fi Conspiracy Thriller - Part 1 (Robert Spire Thriller Book 6)

Since 1947 highly reliable witnesses, including airline pilots, military personnel, astronauts, everyday professionals and children have been witnessing unexplained objects in the world’s skies….Now, Robert Spire is about to be thrust into the rapidly evolving UFO phenomenon, in this fast-paced mystery thriller. 1947 – Roswell, New Mexico, U.S.A.Legend and conspiracy combine, when; following a hot, stormy, July night in the desert, where the first atomic bomb was tested, the wreckage of a strange object is discovered. Local people who handled the debris described it as being…not from this world.Present Day – London, U.K.Ex-environmental lawyer and GLENCOM agent, Robert Spire, receives an unusual and enticing invite, from renowned U.S. physicist, Professor Robert Lazarus, who is putting on a presentation at the Royal London Observatory and Planetarium. The invite suggests that Lazarus will be revealing a paradigm-shifting technology, hidden from the world for decades. Before Lazarus can reveal his secrets however, he is assassinated in front of Spire and the rest of the 100-strong specially chosen audience.A Dark Truth; A Hidden Agenda.Spire races to assist Lazarus, but the assassin has done too good a job. Amongst the mess, Spire finds the device that Lazarus was about to link up to the planetarium’s projector, on the floor. He grabs the gadget and races out to try find the professor’s killer, but quickly realises other powerful forces are at work.GLENCOM call an emergency meeting to discuss the event, and invite renowned UFO Historian Dr Richard Doman to give a briefing on the UFO phenomenon, however developments take a mysterious turn. GLENCOM’s tech team manage to override the security settings on Lazarus’ personal device, but when the team try to access it, the device emits a hologram….a message for Spire.The message from beyond the grave is crystal clear. The UFO phenomenon is real, but the reason for the cover-up is a crime against all of humanity…Continue my quest…Reveal the truth…Don’t get killed. Spire and ex-U.S. Marine, Travis Dexter, must embark on their most dangerous and important mission yet – as they try to unravel the truth that is the UFO Phenomenon – along with Spire’s recently met acquaintance, Russian astrobiologist, Dr Isobel Enova.      

Surviving the Evacuation: Outback Outbreak: Surviving the Evacuation (Life Goes On Book 1)

The outbreak changed everything, but there are some bonds even the undead can’t break.It’s been six years since Pete Guinn last saw his sister, Corrie. He always hoped to see her again, but feared she was dead. When an elusive billionaire reveals Corrie is living under an assumed name in the Australian outback, Pete unquestioningly jumps at the chance of a reunion. But you can’t win the lottery without buying a ticket, and billionaires don’t do favours for free. Corrie is in hiding from her old employer, and from the Rosewood Cartel. Now that they’ve both found her, only a miracle can save the two siblings, and what happens in Manhattan can’t be described as miraculous.What begins as a viral outbreak soon turns into an impossible horror. People are infected and die, only to rise up and continue transmitting the infection. Even as the army is mobilised, the virus spreads beyond the borders of the United States. Nowhere is safe from the living dead.As Australia is quarantined, the mining town of Broken Hill becomes a transit hub for the relief effort. Tourists are evacuated while civilians are conscripted, Pete and Corrie among them. Together with a bush pilot, a flying doctor, and an outback cop, the struggle to maintain civilisation begins. Supplies run low. Looting is rampant. Laws are forgotten, especially by the cartel who haven’t abandoned their search for Corrie and their quest for revenge.Set in Broken Hill and beyond as the Australian quarantine begins.As this book returns to the beginning of the outbreak, it can be considered a good entry point for readers new to the series.

Pride and Prejudice

In this historic romance, young Elizabeth Bennet strives for love, independence and honesty in the vapid high society of 19th century England.

Bitter Taste: A Dark, Bully, and Enemies to Lovers Collection

Join 13 USA Today, WSJ, and Amazon bestselling authors and get a taste of some of today's hottest dark, enemies to lovers, mafia, and bully romance books.Love is Patient. Love is Kind.That's the way the saying goes, right?Yeah, not always. Sometimes love is brutal.Savage.Ruthless.Bitter.Bitter Taste is a Steamy New Adult Romance Sample Collection perfect for readers struggling from a book hangover who need some inspiration on what to read next. One-Click this limited edition collection today!

The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell illustrated edition

The Road to Wigan Pier is a book by the English writer George Orwell, first published in 1937. The first half of this work documents his sociological investigations of the bleak living conditions among the working class in Lancashire and Yorkshire in the industrial north of England before World War II

The Halloween Grindhouse: Stories

From the author of Devil's Hill and The House on Moon Creek Avenue comes a new anthology of grindhouse horror in The Halloween Grindhouse.On Halloween night, four friends use a new app that takes users to random locations that are considered weird, creepy, and haunted. The location generated for them is an abandoned house in a sketchy neighborhood.Upon entering the empty home, they find a room containing an old television set, a VCR, and a set of videotapes. What is on the tapes will bring them instant regret, fear, and a new threat that awaits them under the full October moon.Includes the short story "Mischief" and four new original tales of Halloween horror and suspense.

Secrets of Wildflower Island: A Suspenseful Mystery (Wildflower Mystery Series Book 1)

When 4 teenage girls discover a body, badly beaten, a nice day at the beach goes horribly wrong.As they embark on a quest to solve the murder, they find themselves as the main suspects. The girls quickly turn on each other as they are blackmailed by an unknown person and harassed by residents of the small island they live on. Who killed the boy? Will the girls be next? This mesmerizing mystery, suspense novel will have you guessing until the end. Teens and Adults alike will enjoy this mystery series. Get your copy today!2nd Edition - May 2020 - This novel has been thoroughly updated and edited, including some bonus content.The 4 book Wildflower Mystery Series:Secrets of Wildflower IslandDesperation on Wildflower IslandStorm on Wildflower IslandThorns on Wildflower Island

The Lion at Sea (The Captain Kelly Maguire Trilogy Book 1)

A young recruit. A legendary battle. A cataclysmic war. A baptism by fire...Kelly Maguire knew from a young age that he could accomplish great things. As World War I begins, Kelly enlists in the Royal Navy, hoping to win both the war and glory.But from the barbarous battles of Gallipoli to the nightmarish action of Antwerp, Kelly learns the trials a soldier must face: trials that will forge him into a man. As the epic battle of Jutland approaches, everything is at stake.From acclaimed novelist Max Hennessy comes a gritty naval adventure, full of blood, guts and heroism in the face of danger.

Broken Witch: The Bloodfire Chronicles: Book 1

Five years ago, he stole my memories and my magic. Now he’s back to kill me.No past meant no baggage. I had no idea where I’d come from, and no dreams for where I might go, but life was simple, uncomplicated. Then the old lady found me and told me about my past. And my magic.Sounds crazy, right? I thought so, too. Turns out I had a lot more baggage than I ever dreamed ofNow I own a condo with a secret in the basement, and I have a hot firefighter for a tenant who is not what he seems to be, Vampire pledges and demon half-bloods are hunting me down. And my magic? It’s started to leak out and I don’t know how to control it.I have to settle this, before I kill someone I care about, or one of his thugs kills me. I don’t know his name, but I know where to find him. And when I do…Well, they say payback’s a Witch.‘Broken Witch’ is the gripping first book of the Bloodfire Chronicles. Urban Fantasy author Robin Marr brings us a new kick-ass character following in the footsteps of Dresden, Kate Daniels, and Carrow. With her mysterious past and unknown magic, it’s time to meet Jane Doe.Get yours now. Before you forget.(Previously Published as 'Finding Jane')

Celtic Mythology: A Concise Guide to the Gods, Sagas and Beliefs (Greek Mythology - Norse Mythology - Egyptian Mythology - Celtic Mythology)

★ Celtic Mythology ★The gifted W.B. Yeats wrote of his own people “...even a newspaperman, if you entice him into a cemetery at midnight, will believe in phantoms, for everyone is a visionary if you scratch him deep enough. But the Celt, unlike any other, is a visionary without scratching.” This introduction to Celtic Mythology will serve the novice well – for it is a complicated history with the earliest written records destroyed by the marauding Vikings. Inside you will read about...✓ The Arrival of the Tuatha dé Danann✓ Hibernia✓ The Main Gods of the Celtic Pantheon✓ Celtic Life and Rituals✓ Sources of Celtic Mythology✓ The Effect of Christianity and Beliefs and SuperstitionsThe oral tradition harks back to 4000BCE and is a compilation of myths and cultures of many different peoples including the Indo-Iranians, Slavs, Greeks, Germans, Austrians and finally, the Gauls, who washed up on the shores of the Emerald Isle. Whatever aspect of this rich, mystical and lavishly embellished heritage you would like to investigate further you will find the author has supplied a marker to guide you on your way.

Rewind (I, Charlie Book 1)

What cost will a man bear to keep his paradise, and his love, safe?When Charlie, an outlaw from modern life, wakes up to find himself in the last ice age, his pockets are empty save for a pack of cigarettes and a lighter.Adopted by a tribe who find him on the freezing tundra, he is for the first time in his life part of a family. He falls in love with the chief’s daughter, but she is already the object of a murderous obsession by a man who doesn't take kindly to Charlie's interest.A violent revenge is plotted. If Charlie is to save the tribe, he must put aside his own selfish interests. And with Charlie, that’s easier said than done. . .

Murder Any Witch Way: A Cozy Paranormal Mystery (Brimstone Bay Book 1)

When a haunted house reveals more than just ghosts... ...the sleepy town of Brimstone Bay finally wakes up.When young witch River Halloway moves to Brimstone Bay for her very first journalist job, she doesn’t expect to cover anything ground-breaking. That is, until a paranormal festival comes to town and a body is found on opening night. Now, with all evidence pointing towards a witch, River must find the true killer before she becomes the prime suspect.Or worse, the next murder victim.Murder Any Witch Way is the first book in N.M. Howell’s Brimstone Bay Mysteries paranormal cozy mystery series. If you're a fan of Amanda M. Lee, Annabel Chase, Elle Adams, and Kristen Painter, then be sure to get your fill of magic, mystery, and murder with these fun small town light-read mystery books filled with cats, ghosts, and a sinister amount of trouble.BRIMSTONE BAYMurder Any Witch WayWitch Way to Hallows' BayBewitch You a Merry ChristmasWitch Souls to Save

Elly in Bloom: A Novel

Surrounded by lush flowers and neurotic brides, Elly Jordan has carved out a sweet life for herself as the owner of Posies, a boutique florist in St. Louis. Not bad for a woman who drove away from her life two years earlier when she found her husband entwined with a redheaded artist. Sure, Elly has an embarrassingly beautiful best friend, a badly behaved sheepdog, and a sarcastic assistant she simply calls "Snarky Teenager," but overall her days are pleasantly uneventful. As a bonus, her new next-door neighbor just happens to be an unnervingly handsome musician who has an eye for curvy Elly. Just when she feels that she is finally moving on from her past, she discovers that an extravagant wedding contract, one that could change her financial future, is more than she bargained for. With the help of her friends, staff, and more than a few tasty sandwiches, Elly bravely agrees to take on the event that threatens to merge her painful history with her bright new life, and finds herself blooming in a direction she never imagined.

A Tale of Two Cities

Novel by Charles Dickens, published both serially and in book form in 1859. The story is set in the late 18th century against the background of the French Revolution. Although Dickens borrowed from Thomas Carlyle's history, The French Revolution, for his sprawling tale of London and revolutionary Paris, the novel offers more drama than accuracy. The scenes of large-scale mob violence are especially vivid, if superficial in historical understanding. The complex plot involves Sydney Carton's sacrifice of his own life on behalf of his friends Charles Darnay and Lucie Manette. While political events drive the story, Dickens takes a decidedly antipolitical tone, lambasting both aristocratic tyranny and revolutionary excess--the latter memorably caricatured in Madame Defarge, who knits beside the guillotine. The book is perhaps best known for its opening lines, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times," and for Carton's last speech, in which he says of his replacing Darnay in a prison cell, "It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known." -- The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature

The Secret of Seaside (Paige Comber Mystery Book 1)

Welcome to Seaside! A sleepy, island village filled with sandy beaches, colorful characters... AND MURDER!Paige Comber dreams of running off to Paris to train at the Cordon Bleu, but fresh out of college, she is stuck running her granny's coffee shop in the small town of Seaside. It looks like a lousy summer until a handsome stranger named Nate arrives. He's here to help his Uncle Byron with his affairs, but when his uncle's body washes up on the beach and Nate is thrown into prison, it is up to Paige to find out who might have been crazy enough to do it.BOOK ONE in the PAIGE COMBER MYSTERY series

A Cowboy's Christmas (The McGavin Brothers Book 6)

All she wants for Christmas is a fake fiancé…Just once Hayley Bennett would like to spend the holidays at her parents’ house without feeling as if she’s stepped onto the set of The Bachelorette. Her mom’s been planning her wedding since the day she was born, but thirty years later, Hayley hasn’t come up with a groom. Or has she?Air Force vet and Southerner Badger Calhoun is delighted to be Hayley’s seatmate on the flight from Denver to Eagles Nest. He’s visiting his buddy Ryker McGavin for the holidays, but when he discovers Hayley needs a guy she can present to her marriage-minded momma as her fiancé, he’s all in. Pretending to be her devoted boyfriend is a no-brainer. He can’t resist helping a beautiful damsel in distress.But when the holiday ends, can he just walk away?Saddle up for the popular McGavin Brothers series of steamy western romances from the NYT bestselling author who brought you the Buckskin Brotherhood series. If you like sexy cowboys, charming small towns, and laugh-out-loud adventures, you’ll love meeting the residents of Eagles Nest, Montana.THE MCGAVIN BROTHERSThe books in this series are standalone romances and can be read in any order.A Cowboy's Strength (Zane & Mandy)A Cowboy's Honor (Cody & Faith)A Cowboy's Return (Ryker & April)A Cowboy's Heart (Bryce & Nicole)A Cowboy's Courage (Trevor & Olivia)A Cowboy's Christmas (Badger & Hayley)A Cowboy's Kiss (Luke & Abigail)A Cowboy's Luck (Michael & Roxanne)A Cowboy's Charm (Quinn & Kendra)A Cowboy's Challenge (Wes & Ingrid)A Cowboy's Baby (Gage & Emma)A Cowboy's Holiday (Pete & Taryn)A Cowboy's Choice (Brendan & Jo)A Cowboy's Worth (Rory & Damaris)A Cowboy's Destiny (Aleck & Tansy)A Cowboy's Secret (Aaron & Caitlin)A Cowboy's Homecoming (Seth & Zoe)

The Magical Wish Tree: Bedtime stories for kids Teaching Children How to Be Caring, Polite, And Kind (Bedtime for Kids Book 1)

Are you looking for a children's book that is highly entertaining, great for early listeners, and is jam-packed with bedtime unicorn stories? This children's storybook has it all!This is an excellent listen for beginning and early listeners. Each story is easy to enjoy and listen to!This book is especially great for traveling, waiting rooms, and listening at home.Free Gift inside bookcute bedtime stories for kidsExcellent for beginning and early listenersCute short stories that are great for quick bedtime storiesPixy is an ordinary unicorn with ordinary looks wishes to become beautiful as others, with silky body, a shiny mane and sparkling thorn. She one day sneaked through the woods, wandering to let go of her sadness. She then came across an Old Tree that looked quite different from other trees. Its branches were long and it had a big door through which sparkling rays sieved. Pixy wished to become beautiful but she did not. The golden words of the old magical tree changed the way Pixy thought after that. To find out the Golden Words, head out to read the magical story. Scroll up and download this eBook to spend some quality time with your child!

Between an Oath and a Promise: An Inspirational Romance Book

Morgan Holmes' pure purposes in life are rescuing animals and lovingly raising her son, Cody. When her father offers her an irrefusable job back home, hurtful memories of a long-lost love overwhelm her. Torn between her head and heart, she is forced to make a life-changing decision once again. Can she reopen the wounds she left behind in Pine Ridge?A cruel past has her craving for solace...Logan, a talented horse trainer, spends the summer at his parent's ranch, despite the ongoing tension between them. To his father's bitter disappointment, Logan cultivates his own dreams, defying his paternal will. This heart-breaking conflict leaves him feeling lost until an unexpected encounter with his old high school girlfriend Morgan rekindles Logan's excitement for life. Does his past hold the answer to his life's burning questions?It's as if he's searching for a love he so foolishly lost...Morgan and Logan will be caught up in a whirlwind of events, with Cody trapped in the middle. Do they have what it takes to rise above what keeps them stuck in pain and become a safe haven for each other?"Between an Oath and a Promise" is a contemporary western romance novel of approximately 60,000 words. No cheating, no cliffhangers, and a guaranteed happily ever after.

Stories To Make You Smile: The Reading Agency

A seriously entertaining collection of feelgood stories guaranteed to put the smile back on your face written especially by ten bestselling novelists:   Jenny Éclair Mark Watson Veronica Henry Eva Verde Richard Madeley Katie Fforde Dorothy Koomson Vaseem Khan Helen Lederer Rachel Hore From a hilarious race against time to a moment of unexpected eavesdropping, from righting wrongs in rural India to finding joy in unlikely places, these stories are all rich in wit and humour, guaranteed to lift your spirits and warm your heart.Stories to Make you Smile is a co-commission between The Reading Agency and Specsavers as part of World Book Night 2021.

A Life for a Life: A domestic thriller novella - one of them has to go...

Would you choose your marriage or your mother?Shaun has spent years stuck in the middle of his wife and his mother. Usually he can keep them apart, but when circumstances conspire to put them indefinitely under the same roof, he's discovers the depth of ill feeling between them.This is a situation that can only have one outcome. One of them has to go...

The Harvest: Scary Supernatural Horror with Monsters (The Bell Witch Series Book 1)

Amid the sweet sounds of a music box, their darkest fears will haunt them…In Black River, Tennessee, everyone knows the legend of the Bell Witch… and the alleged curse that hangs like a dark shroud over the town. To some, it is just a local tall tale. But to others, it is terrifyingly real.For centuries, four families have been forced into the ritualistic tradition of sacrifice and terror. Every year, a member of each family stumbles upon an antique music box they need to lock before the time is up. And a horrible fate awaits them once the boxes open.Trapped in the witch’s sadistic game, the families’ young offspring are forced to journey into the dark and twisted woods of Black River in search for the keys to their salvation. But as they search for a way to end the curse, a haunting melody echoes through the trees. And each lost soul must wonder…Will they survive the night? Or will the Bell Witch’s bloody harvest claim more victims?

A Cowboy's Strength (The McGavin Brothers Book 1)

Kissing her was his first mistake...Rancher Zane McGavin shoved Mandy Fielding out of his mind years ago. Once childhood best friends, they operated as a team until senior year. Then Mandy’s home life shattered. She left town, so he taught himself not to care. Now she’s back, and he cares more than he’ll ever admit. But she’s not staying.Mandy rose from the ashes and created her dream job in NYC. But she misses the only family she has—her mom. Since her mom clearly misses her just as much, Mandy urges her to relocate. But there’s a roadblock. Zane insists her mother will be miserable in NYC. What does he know? And when did he turn into a gorgeous cowboy with a kiss that drives her wild?Saddle up for the first book in the popular McGavin Brothers series of steamy western romances from the NYT bestselling author who brought you the Buckskin Brotherhood series. If you like sexy cowboys, charming small towns, and laugh-out-loud adventures, you’ll love the McGavin Brothers.THE MCGAVIN BROTHERSThe books in this series are standalones and can be read in any order.A Cowboy's Strength (Zane & Mandy)A Cowboy's Honor (Cody & Faith)A Cowboy's Return (Ryker & April)A Cowboy's Heart (Bryce & Nicole)A Cowboy's Courage (Trevor & Olivia)A Cowboy's Christmas (Badger & Hayley)A Cowboy's Kiss (Luke & Abigail)A Cowboy's Luck (Michael & Roxanne)A Cowboy's Charm (Quinn & Kendra)A Cowboy's Challenge (Wes & Ingrid)A Cowboy's Baby (Gage & Emma)A Cowboy's Holiday (Pete & Taryn)A Cowboy's Choice (Brendan & Jo)A Cowboy's Worth (Rory & Damaris)A Cowboy's Destiny (Aleck & Tansy)A Cowboy's Secret (Aaron & Caitlin)A Cowboy's Homecoming (Seth & Zoe)

20+ Classic Philosophy Book Collection: Eastern (The Art of War, Analects, Tao Te ching), Ancient (Republic), Stoicism (Meditations), Medieval (The Prince) and others

This e-book brings together important and influential works by celebrated scholars from East to West into a single collection.Sun Tzu The Art of WarConfucius AnalectsLao Tzu Tao Te ChingPlatoEarly: The Apology of Socrates, Charmides, Crito, Euthyphro, Ion, Laches, Lysis, Menexenus Middle: Republic, The Allegory of the Cave, Symposium, Meno, Phaedo Late: CritiasAristotle PoeticsOn Life and DeathMarcus Aurelius The MeditationsNiccolo Machiavelli The Prince

The Good Knight (The Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries Book 1)

**Don't miss Amazon's discounts on the whole series!**Join Gareth & Gwen in their first mystery together ... murder and mayhem in medieval Wales!Five years after Gareth walked away from Gwen in disgrace, she encounters him in the aftermath of an ambush, standing over the body of a murdered king. Although it isn't exactly the reunion Gwen had dreamed of, she and Gareth join forces against the treachery and intrigue rife within the court of Gwynedd.And once blame for the murder falls on Gareth himself, Gwen must continue her search for the truth alone, finding unlikely allies in foreign lands, and ultimately uncovering a conspiracy that will shake the foundations of Wales.Complete Series reading order: The Good Knight, The Uninvited Guest, The Fourth Horseman, The Fallen Princess, The Unlikely Spy, The Lost Brother, The Renegade Merchant, The Unexpected Ally, The Worthy Soldier, The Favored Son, The Viking Prince, The Irish Bride, The Prince's Man, The Faithless Fool. Also The Bard's Daughter (prequel novella).

Missing - Dead or Alive (A Gripping Psychological Suspense Novel)

A YOUNG BOY DISAPPEARS ON HIS WAY TO SCHOOL FOR NO APPARENT REASON. HIS DISTAUGHT FAMILY SEARCH EVERYWHERE AND THE POLICE ARE UNABLE TO TRACE HIM. IS THEIR SON ALIVE OR IS HE DEAD? THEY WILL NEVER REST UNTIL THEY FIND OUT THE TRUTH. BUT AT WHAT PRICE?When Tim, Maria and Bob’s fourteen-year-old son goes missing, they are baffled and distraught. He seemed happy with them and was doing so well at school. But as the police delve into his past, it appears he wasn’t quite the model pupil they thought. As time passes, they become frantic with worry. Although they fear he is dead, they refuse to give up on him and their search becomes an obsession. It takes over their lives and the stress involved causes them to split up. When out of the blue they find out the truth, and get the biggest shock of their lives. And discover if he is dead or alive.

The Long Road to Auschwitz: A Tale of Tyranny and Heartbreak 1

A British soldier storming the Normandy D-Day beachhead, a man whose girlfriend had been deported to Auschwitz four years previously - "Whenever I see a German in black? I see a dead German in SS black."The #1 Amazon charts bestseller - The Long Road to Auschwitz explores the horrors of the Holocaust whilst looking to what would eventually end Nazi tyranny in Europe - the Allied soldiers landing on Normandy Beach. Pre-War Europe - May 1939. A couple meet and fall in love on a Parisian street. Max is a British Territorial soldier and Zia is a Jewish girl from the south of France. Zia's grandmother is a wealthy socialite, privy to a dark secret that can harm the Nazi leadership. After Zia is kidnapped by the Gestapo and Max is hospitalised, he awakes to find no trace of his beloved who he had planned to marry in England. The Red Cross suspect that she was trafficked across the border and delivered to Sachsenhausen Labour Camp at Oranienburg, not far from Berlin on the night of May 26th, 1939. A criminal act, 343 days before the Wehrmacht attacked France. June 6th, 1944 - four years later. Max is one of 150,000 Allied troops headed towards the Normandy beaches. He has two options - find the woman he could never forget or kill the people responsible for her death. From the very beginning, Berlin had ordered SS Hauptsturmführer Dieter Baumann to deal harshly with their VIP captive but never to kill her. Through three concentration camps, ending in Auschwitz, Zia wishes she had been killed many times over. Traumatized, she has no idea that Max and a few unlikely friends are battling their way through Nazi occupied Europe in a crazy attempt to rescue her. This novel explores the dark depths that humans can sink to in times of war. It is for adults only and even then; it is not for readers of a sensitive disposition. Whatever you read in this novel of extraordinary graphic Holocaust content, consider this – it was immeasurably worse, a hundred thousand times so. I now consider it the best "faction" Holocaust book I have come across. This page turner took me through a range of emotions; a perfect antidote for our troubled times. F.R.KThis is a wonderful love story as well as telling the horrific things that happened during this time. I couldn't read it without shedding tears of emotion as well as shedding tears for each and EVERY being that died in these times. I highly recommend this book. ALICE LEMON.

On the Knife's Edge - Three Novels to Keep You on the Edge of Your Seat: Under Dark Skies, Bluff City Butcher, Who By Water

Get ready to stay up all night with three full novels of suspense, intrigue, and action…UNDER DARK SKIESX-Files meets Bones in this 7 book series with more to come! In NightShade nothing is as it seems . . . Strange clues. Strange cases. Stranger investigators.BLUFF CITY BUTCHERA series of seemingly solved murders rips a city apart when the “Butcher” comes back to town. Not only wasn’t he dead, he was hiding a decades old secret…WHO BY WATERJo Wiley thought she had her life figured out and had made peace with her past when she moved around the world to Slovenia. Only there are more ghosts in Slovenia than in the life she left behind…Buckle up and hang on tight to over 1000 pages of nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat thrill rides.

The Breakers Series: Books 1-3

In the Breakers series, humanity faces not one apocalypse, but two: first a lethal pandemic, then a war against those who made the virus. This collection includes the first three books and is over 1000 pages (350,000 words) of post-apocalyptic survival.BREAKERS (Book 1)In New York, Walt Lawson is about to lose his girlfriend Vanessa. In Los Angeles, Raymond and Mia James are about to lose their house. Within days, none of it will matter. A plague tears across the world, reducing New York to an open grave and LA to a chaotic wilderness of violence and fires. Civilization comes to an abrupt stop.Just as the survivors begin to adapt to the aftermath, Walt learns the virus that ended humanity wasn't created by humans. It was inflicted from outside. The colonists who sent it are ready to finish the job--and Earth's survivors may be too few and too weak to resist.MELT DOWN (Book 2)In upstate Idaho, Ness Hook is run out of his mom's house by his bullying brother Shawn. In Redding, California, Tristan Carter is graduating college, but with no job and no prospects, she'll have to move back in with her parents.Then the world ends: first with a virus, then with an alien invasion.Ness and Shawn take to the mountains to fight a guerrilla against the attackers. In California, Tristan and Alden are taken prisoner. Separated from her brother, Tristan crosses the ruins of America to track him down. She will stop at nothing to get Alden back--but her fellow survivors prove even more dangerous than the monsters who broke the world.KNIFEPOINT (Book 3)Raina was just a girl when the plague came. She survived. Her parents didn't. Neither did the world. As civilization fell, she took to the ruins of Los Angeles, eating whatever she could catch.After two years alone, she's found and adopted by a fisherman and his wife. Their makeshift family lives a quiet life--until a man named Karslaw sails in from Catalina Island with an army of conquerors. Driven by visions of empire, he executes Raina's new father as a traitor and takes her mother captive.But Karslaw's people aren't the only ones vying for control of the ruined land. As violence wracks the city, Raina joins a rebellion against Karslaw's rule. She will stop at nothing to free her mother--and to have her revenge.

The Last Line - thriller boxed set: Full of gripping international action, twists and suspense

Revenge or Duty.Could you make the choice?Jenna Royal must make this choice.To avenge the death of her murdered sister.Or stand up and fight for freedom of the nation.There is no time to do both. She must choose...Or we'll all face the consequences.A team must be built. A force must be resisted. The midnight hour is here....The Last Line thriller boxed set. Grab your copy of this top-rated thriller now!Brief Interview with the author, Solomon Carter:Q. What kind of readers do you think like the Last Line series?A. I think fans of Russell Blake's Jet series, people who enjoy LT Ryan, Mark Dawson and Alan McDermott will love Jenna Royal and The Company. The Last Line is big-canvas, epic thriller series. It's locked and fully loaded.Q. How else would you describe the story? A. It's a high-speed roller coaster ride with action, twists and turns all the way to the end. People who love heart-pumping, page turning thrillers, will love this series.Q. Why did you write the Last Line?A. I got to know the characters really well before I wrote this series. In the end Jenny Royal had to be written. She is probably the baddest, toughest female heroine out of all my books. Her character comes from a pure need for revenge. But she's a real kind of woman. She has emotions, romantic leanings, and a ten tons of responsibility on her shoulders. Q. Sounds great! Solomon, you've written five Last Line adventures. Have you got plans for any more?A. The Last Line was inspired by international events unfolding around the world during the writing process. There is always 'bad stuff' happening in the world. That sounds stupidly simplistic, but it's true. The stories of the Last Line are about last resort solutions to nightmare scenario problems in a very dangerous world. Those problems could happen. There is actually plenty of inspiration out there right now. I think we could all do with Jenna and The Company getting to work right away!Q. How would you categorise this series?A. With my librarian's hat on? I'd have to say The Last Line is an action thriller series, it has a female protagonist, in fact it has two female lead characters, with at least two strong male characters alongside them. It's a conspiracy thriller series, it's a mystery thriller series, it's an International crime thriller series. Oh, and did I mention action and adventure? It's got all that and more. Q. That's a pretty comprehensive answer!A. I always aim to please.The Last Line boxed set. Join the adventure today.Grab your copy now!

Recluse

A BBC journalist sets off to make the programme he hopes will uncover the truth behind his father's life. As the interviews are recorded and each layer is peeled away, the story becomes more complex than he could ever have imagined. At each step, he moves closer to meeting the recluse of the title and setting off a chain of events that will have his life spiraling out of control. "A charming and delightfully well-written novel tells the tale of extreme artistry and romance in the drug-fueled turbulent style of the late sixties rock scene. A tale for the ages, wonderfully wrought." Amazon reviewer.

The Reincarnationist Papers - Origins Prequel (INFINITE Series)

The Reincarnationist Papers is now the Paramount movie INFINITE starring Mark Wahlberg.Oprah Magazine lists The Reincarnationist Papers as one of 28 books to read before they are 2021’s most popular movies Discovered in an antique store in Rome at the turn of the millennium, The Reincarnationist Papers offers a tantalizing glimpse into the Cognomina, a secret society of people who possess total recall of their past lives. Evan Michaels struggles with being different, with having the complete memories of two other people who lived sequentially before him. He fights loneliness and believes his ‘condition’ is unique until he meets Poppy. She recognizes his struggle because she has the same ‘condition’, except that she is much older, remembering back seven consecutive lives. But there is something else she must share with Evan – she is a member of a secret society of others like them. They are, in effect, near immortals - compiling experiences and skills over lifetimes into near superhuman abilities that they have used to drive history toward their own agenda on a longer timeline. Through Poppy, Evan is invited into the Cognomina but he must decide if he can face their tests before entering this new mysterious society as their equal. PRAISE FOR THE REINCARNATIONIST PAPERS:“a twisty, exciting adventure.” –Diana Gabaldon, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of The Outlander Series“The Reincarnationist Papers is a book sprung from an imaginative premise: The existence of a secret society, called Cognomina, whose members have the ability to remember everything from their past lives.” –Oprah Magazine“The high stakes and clever premise of Maikranz’s thrilling debut successfully evoke a sense of wide-eyed awe.” –Publishers Weekly

Sentence of Marriage (Promises to Keep Book 1)

“I won’t have her forced,” Jack said. “Let her decide for herself.”Amy knew her father meant it. She could say no if she wanted. But this marriage would make everything all right. They could put all the trouble she had caused behind them. Everyone would be happy again.Everyone except her.“Sentence of Marriage” is the first book in the three-volume “Promises to Keep”.In nineteenth century New Zealand, there are few choices for a farm girl like Amy. Her life seems mapped out for her by the time she is twelve. Amy dreams of an exciting life in the world beyond her narrow boundaries. But it is the two people who come to the farm from outside the valley who change her life forever, and Amy learns the high cost of making the wrong choice."One of the best historical novels I’ve had the pleasure to read in years." - WorkingGirl Reviews."The story was captivating, the characters real, the dialogue crisp. I admit to having cried and laughed and even having wanted to murder a character and beat another one within an inch of his life — which is simply a testament to how well written these books are." - AmericanEditor.

The Blight and the Blarney - Part 1 - The Story (Tales of Flynn and Reilly)

Whatever it takes to stop your family from starvingIs it time for the great Michael Flynn to take his family in search of a better life?The opening to The Tales of Flynn and Reilly - if you like historical fiction, then this is for youIreland has suffered from potato blight since 1845. Friends and neighbours have died, been evicted or given up what little land they have in search of alms. Michael Flynn is one of the lucky ones. His landlord has offered support. Michael and his family have done all they can to help their immediate household, but as the famine and its aftermath continue, have their efforts been enough?With the weakening brought about by hunger, there are some things he is powerless to protect his family from. Is it time for the great Michael Flynn to take his family in search of a better life?Download now to find out

Falling Fast (A McGregor and Drummond thriller Book 1)

Some secrets will plunge you into the abyssWhen a woman plummets to her death from the top of Edinburgh’s Scott Monument, crime reporter Doug McGregor is tasked with getting the story behind the headlines. But Doug is already working on a story of his own – tracking down a notorious rapist who has just been outed in Fife and thought to be heading for his parents’ home in East Lothian.Tapping his contact and sometime drinking pal DS Susie Drummond, Doug discovers that the woman who fell from the Scott Monument was the daughter of a high-profile MSP. Digging deeper, he and Susie are dragged into a story darker than they could ever have imagined – one that certain people would go to any lengths to keep hidden.

Christmas at Ruby's (The Ruby's Place Christmas Collection Book 1)

~Christmas at Ruby's is a novella that inspired an ongoing holiday series.~ Welcome to Ruby’s, where the Christmas spirit is alive and well.Ruby’s Place (the classy family-friendly nightspot that once lit the night sky in the tiny fictional town of Sullivan, Missouri) is no more—closed for decades—but that doesn’t keep those who once shared an eggnog or plate of homemade marshmallows from remembering the tinsel-wrapped moments Ruby’s supplied come Christmas.On a snowy holiday evening, feeling a bit down on her luck, a middle-aged Angela finds herself back at Ruby’s, staring through its foggy, grimy window to remember the Christmases she spent there with her favorite aunt as a child. Could the best Christmas present of all simply be spending one last moment with that special loved one, in a place where memories were born?At Ruby’s, it seems, the “spirits” are not confined to just the dusty liquors behind the bar, and such a Christmas wish might not be made in vain.The Ruby's Place Christmas Collection books in order:Christmas at Ruby'sI Remember YouSentimental JourneyThe Gift That Is Ruby's Place

The Chameleon: Book One of the 'Living In Hell' Trilogy

Welcome to Hell, Missouri: a Podunk town that’s quickly becoming an epicenter for paranormal activity. When a series of appalling murders leads the local sheriff to conclude that the perpetrator may not reside in the mortal realm, he recruits washed-up horror novelist Philip Solomon to offer insight into the investigation.As the investigation unfolds, it becomes apparent that Philip’s past may be to blame for the paranormal activity that seems to be increasing throughout the town.

Alliance (The United Federation Marine Corps' Grub Wars Book 1)

Lance Corporal Hondo McKeever is a peacetime Marine. Humanity is involved in a limited war with the alien Klethos, where gladitorial combat decides the fate of worlds, but that doesn’t affect the common Marine or sailor. His career has been training hard but never seeing actual combat.All of that changes when a new enemy invades the galaxy, one that threatens both humanity and Klethos.Mankind hasn’t fought an all-out war in centuries, but they’re about to. McKeever is assigned to a special task force with the mission to find out what makes this new enemy tick, and, if possible, stop them in their tracks before humanity is eliminated like so much insignificant vermin.

A Duke's Desire (The Duke''s Club Book 1)

*** A Steamy Regency Romance ***Tall, handsome, and rich, with a touch of danger. The man risked his life to save her. What woman wouldn’t fall in love. From London’s lowest rung. A penniless Miss Ann Parker is perfectly aware that women such as herself are never admitted to his world. That won’t stop her from dreaming. The Duke of Bedford had one simple rules. Never allow the weak to be mistreated. He and his friends may live lives of privilege. But with that comes responsibility. However, that does not include matrimony. Especially not to the less than brilliant ninnies his mother is constantly pushing on him. In order to forestall his mother’s efforts, the Duke needs someone to make her second guess her plans. If he can convince her he is thinking of marrying a commoner, perhaps she will decide that it is better that he not marry than betray their class. In need of a pretend heiress to work the deception. The Duke turns to his maid, Ann Parker, for her help. A woman from the wrong side of life, yet a woman of intelligence, natural grace, and charm. With help and a little luck, she may be able to help him avoid a disastrous marriage.Like Cinderella, Ann is exposed to a magical world. His world. But every moment is a reminder that it is a man and a world she cannot have.

Possession (Explicitly Yours Book 1)

Lola Winters doesn’t think she can escape her life as a waitress—until she receives a shocking proposition from a sexy stranger. Billionaire businessman Beau Olivier wants Lola for a night, and in order to get her, he’s willing to make her dreams come true.But Beau’s conditions are explicit. From sunset to sunrise, Lola must submit all of herself to him—body, mind, and soul. Because nothing is more important to Beau than maintaining control...especially over his possessions.But what if one night isn't enough?Audiobook fans: the Explicitly Yours series bundle is currently available for 1 credit on Audible.

Point Lenana

After more than 50 years, the body of a German climber is discovered on the glacier of Mount Kenya.Perfectly preserved by the cold, the man is still as handsome as he was in the summer of 1939. Nursing her memories of the approaching world war, an old lady flies out from England to attend his funeral.Point Lenana is a moving novella of love and war in Kenya.Praise for Point Lenana:‘A Hollywood blockbuster’ – San Francisco ChronicleNicholas Best’s books are translated into many languages. Formerly the Financial Times fiction critic, he was long-listed in 2010 for the Sunday Times-EFG Bank £30,000 award, the biggest short story prize in the world.

Seductive Silence: A Fun and Steamy Historical Regency (Mistress in the Making Book 1)

For Jane Austen fans who always wished her stories had a bit more heat…Pestered by a persistent stammer, a Regency lord must find a way to woo his new mistress without words. Recently widowed and increasingly poor, Thea’s been reduced to sharing her rented room with rodents and arguing over every morsel (the mice usually win). When a friend suggests an alliance of the most intimate sort, Thea’s reluctantly intrigued. But given her lackluster marriage, she doubts her ability to entice an experienced man. The considerate, if quiet, Lord Tremayne attracts her mightily, so she sets aside her misgivings. That is, until Thea realizes she’s about to break the cardinal rule of mistressing—that of falling for her new protector.Seductive Silence is Book 1 of 3 in the Mistress in the Making series: A heartfelt, emotionally satisfying tale told in three parts: Seductive Silence, Lusty Letters, and Daring Declarations.

Charles Dickens: The Complete Novels

This book contains the complete novels of Charles Dickens in the chronological order of their original publication.- The Pickwick Papers- Oliver Twist- Nicholas Nickleby- The Old Curiosity Shop- Barnaby Rudge- Martin Chuzzlewit- Dombey and Son- David Copperfield- Bleak House- Hard Times- Little Dorrit- A Tale of Two Cities- Great Expectations- Our Mutual Friend- The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Cupid Stupid: (Contemporary Western Small Town Romance) (Return to Cupid, Texas Book 1)

Nothing says bad judgement like trying to prove a superstition true…After returning to her hometown, Taylor Braxton, along with a few adventurous girlfriends, decides to test the Cupid superstition at midnight on Valentine’s Day. After all, Taylor reasons, what is the worst thing that can happen – the superstition of finding her true love might come true?Sheriff Ryan Jones is used to getting calls about people dancing around the downtown fountain. When you live in Cupid, Texas, there were always some residents who believed if you dance naked around the fountain, you were guaranteed to find your true love. What he doesn’t expect is to find the lovely, but spirited, Taylor Braxton confronts him at midnight – sans clothing. Unfortunately, a long-held promise and his badge stand between him and what he wants – Taylor.Will the Cupid Superstition help Taylor and Ryan overcome the past and take a chance on love again? Or will a promise he made to her best friend—his ex, and his career, deflect Cupid’s arrow?Slightly sexy, mostly fun, this novella is the introduction to the Return to Cupid, Texas series.Return to Cupid, Texas SeriesCupid StupidCupid ScoresCupid's DanceCupid Help MeCupid CuresCupid's HeartCupid SantaCupid Second ChanceCupid CharmerCupid Crazy

The Perfect Murder: Spine-chilling short stories for long summer nights

Spine-chilling short stories for long summer nights…Featuring short stories from e-book bestsellers Paul Finch, Jacqui Rose and Mark Sennen and highly anticipated stories from Luca Veste and Michael Russell, this short story collection will have you up all night.Each short story is followed up by exclusive extracts of each of the authors’ upcoming titles.Before Noon by Jacqui Rose: A nail-biting story that focuses on the events prior to a safe deposit robbery.Time’s Up by Luca Veste: Set in Liverpool a grisly tale of being lost and seeking redemption.Him! by Paul Finch: The darkest things happen at night… A thriller sure to keep you on the edge of your seat from the #1 bestseller Paul Finch.Wunderland by Mark Sennen: A chilling story based at a writer’s retreat in the middle of nowhere.The Puzzle Behind The Istanbul Puzzle by Laurence O’Bryan: A feature that looks at Laurence’s fascination with conspiracy theories.An Act Of Contrition by Michael Russell: when Donal Kerrigan is found dead and the man who shot him has admitted the murder, it seems likes a closed case. Yet, all is not as it first appears as Inspector David Gillespie soon discovers.

The Pointless Hero, A Novella

Geordie Dittoe must die.Young, lost, confused, and scared of everything, Geordie has just barely become an adult. He hasn’t even done anything important yet. But he’s about to.Unbeknown to him, Geordie is mere hours away from the most fateful choice of his life; the wrong move could kill thousands of strangers, lead to his own early demise, or both. But the choice really isn’t up to him. Someone else is directing his story, for a very simple reason: the balance of the universe is far too delicate to leave up to free will.Fate and destiny aren’t just lofty ideas, they’re very real forces far beyond anyone’s control, manipulated by some and protected by others. And one bland Friday afternoon, Geordie will be shoved right in the middle of this eternal battle.But he has enough to deal with, between a job he’s no good at and a soul-searching girlfriend, and some pretty agonizing questions he has yet to answer. Like… What should he do with his life? How does anyone know what’s right and what’s wrong? And, in the long run, which lives matter? Is it only the noteworthy, remarkable ones, or every dull, anonymous, pointless little life?In an ordinary American city, the remarkable is about to happen—assassin Imogen Roycroft is stalking the streets, searching for a cowardly almost-adult with one goal on her mind—to end the young man’s short life on a mission of greedy revenge. With one poisoned dart, Imogen will propel Geordie Dittoe on a heroic journey he didn’t sign up for.The Pointless Hero is a fun, action-packed, and occasionally humorous novella that combines the classic coming of age story with a time travel adventure, perfect for fans of paranormal and speculative fiction and low fantasy.

Draykon: An Epic Fantasy of Dragons (The Draykon Series Book 1)

Ancient legends don’t come back to life. Until they do....The vast, winged draykoni once ruled the skies of the Seven Realms, uncontested and unstoppable — so the stories say. But they are only tales. Aren't they?When Llandry Sanfaer discovers a new type of jewel, her life changes forever. Wonderful and terrible, the gem exerts a strange influence over those who behold it. Soon people are dying for it, and Llandry herself becomes a target.This is only the beginning. What is this starry jewel, that no one can resist? Who is the killer that stalks the night, stealing the gems from their murdered owners? And why does the gem call so powerfully to Llandry herself?Llandry's destiny cannot be denied. A shy young woman is about to learn that sometimes, even the most far-fetched story might prove to be the plain, simple truth.

The Apple Orchard: A heart-warming short story to curl up with

'Romantic and utterly heartwarming' Jenny Colgan on How To Find Love in a BookshopIn the charming town of Peasebrook, there's a place for everyone. War vet Joe has made new friends and a new home for himself here, overlooking a beautiful apple orchard. But when tragedy strikes and Joe is left out in the cold, it will bring them all together in entirely unexpected ways . . . The Apple Orchard is a truly feel-good short story about friendship and kindness and includes an extract of Veronica's upcoming novel The Forever House. It's the perfect introduction to Veronica's stories - a very short sweet tale to enjoy with a cup of tea and a piece of cake!

Almost Midnight: A Small Town Contemporary Romance (Colorado Clearbrooks Book 1)

Award winning author Teresa McCarthy leads the reader on a merry chase with the handsome Clearbrook brothers in this new series starter where a millionaire businessman and a nanny meet their match when they are secretly thrown together by a meddling matchmaker! Widower and millionaire Tanner Clearbrook is livid when his matchmaking father secretly hires beautiful Hannah Elliot as tutor to his young son. However, the couple want nothing to do with each other, that is, until one little boy brings them together. But can their love survive a shattering secret?COLORADO CLEARBROOKS - In this small town contemporary romance series, descendants from The Clearbrooks are now settled in the western part of the United States in modern-day Colorado. Here, the family saga continues with sweet, inspirational, heartwarming love stories.Book 1 - Almost MidnightBook 2 - Almost SundownBook 3 - Almost DaybreakTHE CLEARBROOKS - Regency Historical Romance seriesBook 1 - The Rejected SuitorBook 2 - The Wagered BrideBook 3 - The Convenient BrideBook 4 - The Mischievous BrideBook 5 - The Duke's BrideTender, humorous, captivating...

Oliver Twist

The story of the orphan Oliver, who runs away from the workhouse only to be taken in by a den of thieves, shocked readers when it was first published. Dickens's tale of childhood innocence beset by evil depicts the dark criminal underworld of a London peopled by vivid and memorable characters - the arch-villain Fagin, the artful Dodger, the menacing Bill Sikes and the prostitute Nancy. Combining elements of Gothic Romance, the Newgate Novel and popular melodrama, Dickens created an entirely newkind of fiction, scathing in its indictment of a cruel society, and pervaded by an unforgettable sense of threat and mystery.

Caleb's Fight: A Steamy MMA Fighting, Strangers to Lovers, Standalone Romance (The Johnson Family Book 10)

The last thing she needs is another wounded fighter in her life. Even if he is hot as hell.Veterinarian Ashley Walker has turned around her small Bronx animal clinic: she doesn’t bow to the extortion that used to bleed it dry, and she doesn’t give up on her furry patients. When an urgent house call leads Ashley to Caleb Johnson’s doorstep and her body responds like it just figured out what “desire” is, the control she’s had over her carefully planned life shatters.Ashley knows Caleb is wrong for her. He’s too handsome, too charming, and he once fought in the underground circuit. He’s exactly the kind of person she’s been running away from her whole life.But after Caleb intervenes in a dispute with the gang leader who has it in for Ashley, disentangling her life from his turns into a dangerous game. What’s worse, she’s not even sure she’s sorry…Former streetfighter turned playboy and businessman Caleb Johnson makes an emergency call to a family friend after his sister leaves her dog with him. The vet who shows up, the gorgeous Dr. Ashley Walker, is the first woman he’s met who isn’t impressed with him. It’s intoxicating.But the kind-hearted Dr. Walker has a troubled past to rival his own, and it’s come back to haunt her. If Caleb wants to protect Ashley, he’ll have to resurrect the deadly skills he left behind—and hope the path he takes to save her won’t drive her away forever.

The Consorts (Forbidden City Book 1)

Neglected. Used as a pawn. One last chance at love. China, Eighteenth Century. Concubine Qing yearns for love and friendship. Neglected by the Emperor, passed over for more ambitious women, Qing lives a lonely existence. But when a new concubine comes to court, friendship blooms, bringing with it a taste of happiness.For the first time in her life, Qing has a friend and perhaps even a chance at loving and being loved. But when the Empress’ throne suddenly becomes available, Qing finds herself being used as a pawn by the highest ranked women of the court, caught up in their scheming plots against her will and, on one devastating night, risking everything she holds dear. As the power players of the Forbidden City make their moves, can Qing find the courage to make one last bid for love? The Consorts is the captivating prequel novella to The Forbidden City historical fiction series. If you enjoy slow-burn romance, courtly intrigues, and the intricately researched legends of real women, then you’ll be swept away by Melissa Addey’s enchanting tale. Download The Consorts for free and enter the Forbidden City’s enthralling world today!

Small Great Joys: Resilient Hearts Historical Romances Book 1

Not fallen. Not broken. Not whole.It is 1880, Nebraska.All Angel wants is to go someplace where no one knows her name or—more importantly—what happened to her. However, Angel’s plans are disrupted when she becomes stranded in an unfamiliar town. With no means to leave and no place to stay, Angel finds aid in an unexpected place: Nathan, a childhood acquaintance with scars of his own.All Nathan wants is to leave every memory of his father far, far behind. But when Nathan’s path leads him to Angel, he begins to realize that his father’s influence has reached further than he could ever have imagined.As Nathan and Angel face the prejudices of the townspeople together, their tenuous friendship begins to grow into something more. However, when Nathan’s father returns, Angel and Nathan must decide whether they are willing fight for the life they’ve created for themselves, or whether they will once again leave everything they love—including each other—behind.Small Great Joys is the first book in the Resilient Hearts historical romance series.This novel was previously published as Angel.

The Dragon Question: Standalone Dragon Fantasy novel (Solstice Dragon World Book 1)

The Dragon King is dying, all for want of an answer.For centuries, the Dragon King has ruled over High Cadore and hoarded a library that is the envy of neighboring kingdoms.Researcher Shennon Trelor, intent on hunting out the reasons for a long-standing war, never expected to be dragged in front of the terrifying king to answer the question that might save him.But the Dragon King doesn't know what question to ask, any more than Shennon knows how to answer.What draws her to the dragon? What drives him to keep demanding her attendance?Is there more between them than the mystery?Buried deep within High Cadore's libraries and archives are the answers they both seek, and Shennon will have to use all her skills to discover them.Enjoy this standalone novel in the Solstice Dragon World, a Beauty and the Beast story with a dragony twist because time is running out for the Dragon King.

Watching (PAVAD: FBI Romantic Suspense Book 1)

PREDATORS DESERVE TO BE PUNISHED. FBI Agent Georgia Dennis has dedicated her life to stopping those preying on the vulnerable, using her profiling skills to get ahead of monsters that hurt others.Her final case with the Complex Crimes Unit will be no different—even if the dead women and girls bear a striking resemblance to Georgia.To the victim she had once been.The last thing she needs is her jerk of a boss, Michael "Hell" Hellbrook, second-guessing her as the case brings her own past boiling to the surface.★ HE WILL DO ANYTHING TO PROTECT HER. ★Hell had always taken the safety of his team very seriously—especially Georgia’s. She has a young son waiting on her at home, after all.For this case he is going to keep her right at his side, every moment of the investigation. He will keep her safe.No matter how angry she becomes.But as Hell and Georgia dig deeper into a killer's secrets, someone else is watching. Someone whose descent into madness threatens everyone around them. Everyone Georgia loves.Now Georgia and Hell have to answer the question:Is this watcher their killer, or someone much, much closer?

Starshine: Aurora Rising Book One (Amaranthe 1)

SPACE IS VAST AND UNTAMED, AND IT HOLDS MANY SECRETS.Now two individuals from opposite ends of settled space are on a collision course with the darkest of those secrets, even as the world threatens to explode around them.The year is 2322. Humanity has expanded into the stars, inhabiting over 100 worlds across a third of the galaxy. Though thriving as never before, they have discovered neither alien life nor the key to utopia. Earth struggles to retain authority over far-flung planets and free-wheeling corporations while an uneasy armistice with a breakaway federation hangs by a thread as the former rebels rise in wealth and power.Alexis Solovy is Earth Alliance royalty, her father a fallen war hero and her mother an influential military leader. But she seeks only the freedom of space and has made a fortune by reading the patterns in the chaos to discover the hidden wonders of the stars.Nothing about her latest objective suggests the secret it conceals will turn her life— not to mention the entire galaxy—upside down. But a chance encounter with a mysterious spy leads to a discovery which will thrust Alex into the middle of a galactic power struggle and a sinister conspiracy, whether she likes it or not.

A Relentless Mission of Revenge: A Historical Western Adventure Book

When Flo Hadley's brothers are gunned down, she takes on a mission of vengeance. The culprit is a wanted thief and murderer who attempted to raid their cattle, and the feisty Flo will not rest until she catches him. In spite of everyone's discouragement, she will join a search party looking for Silent Sid and his men, and she will partner up with a Ranger who has his own secret motives for joining the mission. Will her wit help her get revenge for her brothers' demise, or will her stubbornness be her own doom?Hank Archer has made it his life's goal to catch an evil cattle rustler-turned murderer. As a Texas Ranger, he has crossed deserts to trail him but without luck. When clues lead him to an angry woman with a personal vendetta, he will join her mission to finally bring the vicious criminal to justice. The woman has spunk, and they keep sparring and resenting each other's presence. Will they learn to work together to accomplish the demanding task?A pulse-pounding tale of revenge missions and taking down evil forces, where nothing is what it seems. How is it possible that the criminal is always a step ahead of the avengers? What choice will Flo make when a second mysterious man joins the equation?An action-packed story, featuring complex and fascinating characters and twists that will leave the reader breathless. A must-read for fans of Western action and romance."A Relentless Mission of Revenge" is a historical adventure novel of approximately 80,000 words. No cliffhangers, only pure unadulterated action.

The Crucifixion and Resurrection of Malachi the Queer: Gay Fiction (The Clay Gay Universe Book 1)

Finding the truth about who you are is only the first step. The second is fighting to hold onto it.The son of a Baptist pastor has a secret: he’s gay. When his family discovers his secret, they send him to a gay conversion camp where his resolve is put to the ultimate test. From the depths of the profound darkness of what he is forced to endure, he may discover there is love and light to be found.A genius and a good Christian boy... That's the general opinion people have of Malachi Russell – so smart, quiet and well behaved. The perfect son for a celebrity, Baptist pastor. But Malachi has secrets he's kept hidden for the past three years. He doesn't believe in god and, what's more, he's beginning to realise he's gay. These are things he knows he must keep hidden until he can escape his family because he knows they will never accept them. When his father begins to suspect that Malachi has developed feelings for men, he sends him to a gay cure camp in the middle of nowhere. Handcuffed and forced into the back to a people carrier en route to the camp, Malachi wonders: Is it possible to be so sure about yourself, to be so sure of who you are and yet still be terrified that you can be changed, not by evidence or reason but by indoctrination and fear? Only his time at the brutal camp will tell."Strongly written and with a memorable cast of characters who will stick in your mind long after you've finished reading, this is a redemption story that will have your full attention until you've turned the final page." Writing from the Tub.

Moby Dick: or, the White Whale

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