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The island of Kaua`i is remote jungle, golden beaches and ancient culture—but transients are disappearing in paradise, and only Detective Lei Texeira notices.
Fleeing a failed engagement, Lei transfers to the island of Kaua`i, where she uncovers a pattern of disappearances that may be related to a bizarre cult—or is it just one madman at work? In Lei’s world, everyone is guilty until proven innocent.
In Blood Orchids Lei battled her personal demons and won—but now they’ve come roaring back with reinforcements, including charming real estate magnate Alika Wolcott and former fiancé Michael Stevens. In the midst of the biggest case sleepy Kaua`i has ever seen, Lei must also discover who she loves.
Forced into accepting a bet by a group of mysterious card players, Zen Barker soon discovers that there is a world beyond ours. A place of nightmare where the monsters are real: The Shadowland.
The rules of the wager? Kill or be killed. The target? A woman named Melantha who wields a sinister power called the Glamour that allows her to bewitch anyone she meets. She intends using it to take vengeance against the descendents of those who have persecuted her gypsy clan through the ages. But in doing so she risks creating a disturbance in the infrastructure, and if that happens, then the monsters that reside in the Shadowland will be released.
Now the fate of the world rests on the shoulders of a disgruntled anarchist. God help us.
Before he was Old-timer, he was Craig Emilson, a young doctor, sucked into military service at the outbreak of World War III. Enlisting to become a Special Forces suborbital paratrooper, Craig is selected to take part the most important mission in American military history–a sortie into enemy territory to eliminate the world’s first strong Artificial Intelligence. The mission is only the beginning of Craig’s story, and for the story of humanity as well, as they accelerate towards a world that is post-human.
Sixteen-year-old John has stumbled across an abandoned wristwatch half-buried in the sand behind his house. Curious, he places it on his wrist; to his surprise, it won’t come off.
Suddenly, each day at 3:14 P.M. John begins to uncontrollably teleport around the world. He might materialize anywhere–a burning African desert, a Canadian forest, even a Siberian prison–and must do what he can to survive until 3:14 A.M. when the watch takes him home again.
But John’s adventures come with a price …
When a scientist mysteriously trapped far below the surface of the Earth makes contact through a hologram in the watch’s face, John learns that his travels will eventually kill him. Soon, he’s faced with an impossible choice: continue to endanger his life by using the watch, or switch places with the scientist and risk losing his freedom forever.
The Minnesota State Fair-the beloved home of 4H exhibits, Midway rides, and everything on a stick. The festival fun is riding high until the recently crowned Milkfed Mary, Queen of the Dairy, a Battle Lake native, is brutally murdered while her regal likeness is carved in butter. Can Mira James, covering the fair for the Battle Lake Recall, expose a deadly State Fair secret and win a blue ribbon for caging a killer? You bet your last deep-fried Nut Goodie!
“I have a television so I know what a family is supposed to look like but mine is nothing like that. To begin with, both my parents are dead. Not the kind of dead where you bury them in the ground, say some nice words, cry a lot and then never see them again. Nope, when they died they refused to ‘go into the light’ or whatever it is you’re supposed to do when you die. Instead, they came back home. As ghosts. Have you ever been sent to your room by a parent who has no corporeal form? I have and it sucks…”
Xandra Illuminata Smith has lived for the last three years with ghosts as parents but her life gets even stranger after her seventeenth birthday when she finds out that her mother is actually a Witch in hiding and her biological father, whom she knew nothing about, is a Fairy and King of the Fae realm.
Xandra is the first Witch Fairy to be born in thousands of years for very good reason. No one should be able to control that much magic and Xandra was never meant to be born at all but her mother has manged to keep her hidden away until now.
The Witches want her dead and the Fairies want her blood, for only her blood will reopen the gateway to the Fae realm and allow them back into this realm to take revenge on humans and Witches alike for having banished them hundreds of years ago.
Xandra has very little time to learn how to use her powerful Witch and Fairy magic that has been bound since her birth while running from the Fairies who managed to jump realms and want to take her blood to set the others free. She needs someone to teach her and her parents enlist the help of one powerful Fairy who claims to want to keep the realms closed to each other. He will help keep her safe and alive as she learns, at least that’s what he says…
New York City, circa 2006. A young man lucking into any temp job he can while following his dream to be a writer. A dream girl and a bad case of unrequited love (is there any other kind?).
If the story ended there, it wouldn’t be extraordinary. It would be just another tale from the big, bad, glorious city; just another romance that never was; just another friendship that never got the chance to be anything more.
But the story doesn’t end there. Angus Silver won’t let it. Angus Silver knows what people love and whom, and he offers that young writer who fell in love with that girl who didn’t love him in return a simple choice. The choice is easy. Making it is not. Making it will break someone’s heart.
Barbara Alfaro’s coming-of-age memoir, Mirror Talk is a tour de force of picture perfect memories that resonate long after the last page is read. Alfaro narrates with a sense of delight in simpler pleasures, and uses beautiful imagery to illustrate her story
At an early age, Alfaro’s Papa (grandfather) teaches her to fish and draw on the beaches of Rockaway, New York. These delicate recollections set the stage for a memoir that rocks us gently with humanity, depth and quick, subtle humor. We follow young Barbara through the visionary pages of Mirror Talk as a woman discovering who she is. Catholic school acquaints Alfaro with the nuns who will ingrain the rules that pull at the edges of conscience and shadow her psyche into adulthood.
It’s a joie de vivre to experience Alfaro’s hilarious and often hair-raising days as a playwright and director. Readers will both laugh and cry at the cast of characters who enter and exit her life at a rather rapid pace. Alfaro’s career paths, along with her emotionally distant family, and a brush with serious illness all create the need to delve into life’s never ending mysteries. Mirror Talk does so in an eloquent and heartwarming manner.
A wonderful reflection on the life of an artist and poet, Mirror Talk is both a comforting read for a rainy day and a journey of self-discovery not to be missed. Alfaro provides us with our own opportunity to remember how we became who we are today. Her robust memories are topped with a welcoming layer of nostalgia that allows the reader to feel the waves of Rockaway Beach lapping at our toes while we look back fondly on life’s moments of hilarity. - IndieReader
Isabella “Bella” White plans to lose weight, get a career, and find the perfect man in time for the wedding. But proving there’s more to her than fat is a heavyweight task. When she’s kicked out of a clothing store because of her size, her crusade against weight discrimination creates problems for the new man in her life who’s got skinny issues. And what is up with her ex, who still carries a spark for her?
Through disastrous dates and weight-loss surgery gone wrong, Bella takes back her life and learns to live without fear as she discovers the Lighter Side of Large.
A lovelorn ghost has one halloween night to find the girl he loves, a girl who has the power to bring him back to life.
Hugh and Lily.
Truly, down deep, they’re in love. So what’s the problem? She won’t forgive him for abandoning her at the altar so she’s moving on and marrying a new guy. That and Hugh’s been dead for three years. But this is true love we’re talking about. The Kingdom of the Dead allows ghosts one Halloween night to cross over to the Land of the Living. There’s a legend that love conquers all, even death. If Hugh can get Lily to forgive him and love him again, he just might come back to life. If he fails? There are things far worse than death awaiting him.
In the Nation, no one is innocent – not even the children born behind bars. Millie 942B has spent her entire life locked away with her criminal parents and countless other inmates. She believes in the Nation, in its strict laws and harsh punishments.
But when Millie is released on her eighteenth birthday, she finds things are nothing as she was taught. People vanish, never to be seen again. Lies cover every word. Trust is as fragile as ice.
And then there is Reed. Born and raised outside the Prison walls, his dreams and thoughts cause Millie to doubt everything she has ever believed.
What is truly worth fighting for? If she pushes too hard, she could lose her freedom. If she stays silent, she could lose herself. The clock is ticking, and Millie must find the truth before it is too late.
It’s a wild ride through Scranton in this darkly funny and touching story about friends in their twenties trying to figure out life in their hometown. The boundaries of friendship are tested as one of them hits rock bottom.
Welcome to Scranton paints a portrait of a small town that includes political corruption, a disgraced teacher, and the hilarious antics of young men.
When Trevor Leighton stumbles upon a distress note written by the daughter of multi-millionaire Damon Winters, he attempts to do the right thing: turn it in. But the note isn’t what it seems, and it leads Trevor on a dangerous path to uncover the most incredible technology the world has ever known: a super intelligent human being simulating inside a computer program. Not only did Trevor unwittingly have a hand in creating the simulated human, but his new work to alter it will push his life – and the world – one step closer to a catastrophic event.
Part I of the Day Eight series is just the beginning of Trevor’s thrilling adventure to prevent a disaster far worse than any ever conceived by humanity.
Nephys is a child of Limbo, one of thousands of lost souls living on the ethereal plain between the land of the living and hell. Limbo is a dangerous place full of soul-eating shades where you can do worse than lose your life – you could lose your very soul. Tasked with an eternity of servitude to the Great Master, Death himself, Nephys does his best to keep his head down and obey the rules, but everything about Nephys’ quiet life changes, when his pet imp, Hiero, an infernal abomination with a set of bagpipes for a body, stumbles upon the soul of a new arrival, a car accident victim named Maggie Miller.
When thirteen-year-old Lucy Miller wakes up in the hospital after the car accident that killed her mother, she knows her life will never be the same, but what she doesn’t know is how dangerous that new life will be. Soon she will learn the terrible secret her mother kept from her: that she is the last of a race of necromancers with the power to summon the dead. After being chased by vampires, zombies and all sorts of dead things she discovers that the crash that killed her mother was no accident. Caught up in a conspiracy to overthrow the underworld she will have to find a way to survive.
To stop the destruction of both this world and the world to come, Nephys will have to return to the world of the living with a weapon and a note from Lucy’s dead mother.
Before the end, Lucy will have to decide what’s more important: using her new powers to bring back her dead mother, or using them to save the world.
Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is the most ingenious criminal mastermind in history. With two trusty sidekicks in tow, he hatches a cunning plot to divest the fairyfolk of their pot of gold. Of course, he isn’t foolish enough to believe in all that “gold at the end of the rainbow” nonsense. Rather, he knows that the only way to separate the little people from their stash is to kidnap one of them and wait for the ransom to arrive. But when the time comes to put his plan into action, he doesn’t count on the appearance of the extrasmall, pointy-eared Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon (Lower Elements Police Reconnaisance) Unit–and her senior officer, Commander Root, a man (sorry, elf) who will stop at nothing to get her back.
When Prudence Malone attends her college reunion, she expects to catch up with her girlfriends and visit the campus she left in the eighties. Over the homecoming weekend, she runs into her college flame — the one who got (okay, ran) away. The one she’s never forgotten. As they spend time together, both Prudence and Matt realize that their post-graduation break-up was a mistake. On Sunday afternoon, Matt impulsively proposes and the two plan to wed that summer. But before marrying Matt, Prudence has a problem to deal with — her husband Reilly.
Prudence could divorce Reilly like a normal person, but she’s far too wacky for that. Her solution is to secretly find a new wife for Reilly to replace herself after she and Matt marry. This shouldn’t be too difficult, she decides. After all, she lives in Manhattan where there are plenty of single women. And she can enlist the help of her three best friends: a costume-wearing advertising executive, a saucy single mother and a level-headed gay artist.
Though the newly engaged couple lives on opposite coasts, Prudence still finds herself in as series of near-misses trying to keep Matt and Reilly unaware of the other’s existence. Ever-fumbling Prudence gave her new boyfriend the idea that she is a widow. Her husband has no idea that his wife has a fiancé in California.
Through singles ads and a “Wife of Reilly” gallery exhibit, the gang of four meets New York’s nuttiest single women looking for love. Among the pack, Prudence crosses paths with a recovering lesbian who has just graduated from Straight Expectations rehabilitation center, a horrifying mirror image of herself, and an aspiring writer who lost interest in her own memoirs mid-draft. Along the way, Prudence is rejected by an insipid kindergarten teacher, pumped for investment tips by a demanding attorney, and swarmed by wannabe wives of Reilly. And she finds herself intensely jealous of a creative young playwright who declared Reilly “damaged goods” after learning that he is not actually Prudence’s brother (as she originally claimed).
Through her eight-month search, Prudence ultimately helps find the next wife of Reilly, though not at all in the way she had originally planned. Somewhere along the journey, she discovers something far more important – herself.
Every doctor dreaded recognizing someone in the emergency room—even coolheaded consultant James Morrell. But he was doubly shocked when the unconscious patient he had been asked to treat was instantly familiar. It was his ex-wife!
Dr. Lorna McClelland hated being ill, hated being stuck in a hospital bed and, above all, hated having to rely on James. But as she recovered, all the wonderful things about their marriage came flooding back….
England, 1776: Lord Gareth de Montforte is known as an irresponsible rake with a heart of gold. When he takes a bullet for boldly thwarting a stagecoach robbery, he is stunned to discover that the beautiful young woman he has heroically rescued, Juliet Paige, is his deceased brother’s American fiancée, accompanied by her infant daughter. Despite his brother the duke’s refusal to acknowledge Juliet, Gareth is determined to do right by the courageous woman who crossed an ocean to give her baby her rightful name. But Juliet is wary of marrying this black sheep aristocrat, even while she is hopelessly charmed by the dashing devil. Never has she met anyone who embraces life so thoroughly, who makes her laugh, who loves her so well. And, even when it seems the odds are against them, Juliet has absolute faith that Gareth will go beyond the call of duty, risking his life itself to give her and her daughter a home — and a love that will last a lifetime.
Oliver Chancellor is a blue-blooded banker whose perfectly orchestrated life plan includes a comfortable career and a socially prominent (if not very exciting) future wife. Then sexy Aurora St. Claire enlists him to help her obtain financing for her dream: turning a mysterious Galveston mansion, which is part of her colorful family heritage, into a bed and breakfast. Passion ignites over the loan application, but Chance can’t see impetuous, earthy and iconoclastic Rory fitting into his orderly existence. Meanwhile, Rory discovers that she’s fallen in love with Chance and become pregnant, neither of which she’s ready to admit to this unavailable man. Only when Chance becomes a partner in the inn and begins to see the emptiness of his glittering future can the couple come together in a happy ending that arrives after just the right amount of drama. A legend of a long-ago love and haunting runs throughout the book, adding a nice touch of melancholy to a tale as sunny as its Texas setting. With its well-balanced blend of comic exaggeration and genuine heart, Ortolon’s story is a light but thoroughly satisfying romantic confection.
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Rayla Tate’s life is about to turn vertical…again. As if it wasn’t bad enough her mother disappeared under questionable circumstances leaving Rayla to be raised by her aunt in a horrendously small town. Her overprotective guardian is determined to ruin Rayla’s life. She refuses to let Rayla out of her sight or out of the state. Provincial living might be what her aunt demands of her purposely sheltered niece; but, Rayla has other ideas. In a desperate attempt to follow her dreams she flees the safety of her home and runs away to college with her best friend toward a bright future in the art world.
However, excitement over her newfound freedom turns into terror when she is chased by a mysterious stranger on her way to school. When his motorcycle suddenly morphs into a fire-breathing pegasus, Rayla questions her sanity. Worse, the man riding next to her stirs a burning desire in her soul she has never known or could have ever imagined. Using all the will she owns, she manages to resist the compulsion she feels; yet, as he disappears into the night, she is certain he hasn’t gone far.
Rayla quickly dismisses the encounter to her overactive imagination. She is determined to settle into her new life, yet the images and feelings of that night still haunt her. To make matters worse, her aunt seems to be in on the act, insisting that Rayla will soon be hunted by a pack of fae lords for a power over the elements she never knew she possessed—a power that could change the world. Quicker than she ever thought possible, she finds herself surrounded by stunning men that all seem determined to win her heart. Why does she feel drawn to each one of them? More importantly, what dark power do they hold over her? Rayla must quickly learn to fend off these beautiful and seductive pursuers using whatever means necessary or find herself lost to the fae world forever.
Until she targeted the wrong man and got caught in her own dangerous trap of seduction and desire.
Delilah is a notorious saloon singer with fire red hair who drives men wild with her sultry stage show while pursing a personal mission of vengeance.
Tabor Stanton is a brooding cowboy fleeing his own troubled past who finds himself unwillingly caught up in the mysterious Delilah’s web of deceit.
Determined to get his own revenge on the seductress, Tabor learns too late that no man can escape being burned by the passion and desire Delilah’s Flame.
In the bustling Ifrican country of Marrakesh, airship engineer Taziri Ohana is just sitting down to supper with her family when a terrifying explosion destroys the Northern Air Corps. Now she is the only pilot left to help the marshals hunt down the people responsible for this tragedy before they can strike again.
Fearing for the safety of her family and friends, Taziri and the marshals race across the country on airships, steamships, and locomotives, from sprawling industrial cities to ancient tombs. Their investigation uncovers a vast conspiracy to overthrow the Mazigh queen and plunge the country into the most horrific war of the modern era. To stop them, Taziri must confront a traitorous ambassador with an electric touch, a foreign doctor performing horrific experiments, and a Samaritan assassin who prefers Italian daggers over the newfangled firearms.
But their investigation makes the conspirators panic, and as killers emerge from every shadow and riots erupt on every street corner, Taziri quickly learns to defend herself as only an engineer can: with her amazing inventions!
In a country where women control the government and the most powerful industries in the world, Taziri may have an advantage over the male marshals. But despite all her efforts, her country’s only hope for peace may be an exiled Incan princess and her swashbuckling lover, and an airship called Halcyon plummeting from the burning sky.
If you’re a woman, how would you react if the man who broke your heart twenty years ago tracked you down to apologize? And if you’re that man, what would motivate you to do something that bold and unpredictable, and what would you expect to happen? Would sparks be re-ignited?
It all begins when our hapless hero’s wife leaves him for the guy up the block. After a mostly unsuccessful attempt at Internet dating, he finds himself revisiting his reckless past. Engulfed by nostalgia, he’s suddenly gripped by pleasant memories and sexual fantasies of three old flames — Laura, Samantha and Molly — all of whom happened to have been virgins when he first met each of them twenty years before.
But the warm refuge of the past soon gives way to icy reality as he confronts the sobering details of how maliciously he tricked, seduced and broke each of their hearts. Overcome by remorse and tantalized by curiosity, he finds a way to reshape his past.
Which, if any of the virgins will our hero end up with after his quest? The answer will surprise you, as ”Three and a Half Virgins” transports you back and forth through time, and ultimately suggests that the past is not necessarily prologue.
Three Dates. Three Hours. No Commitment. No Kidding. It seemed like a really good idea at the time to Serena Finley, editor of the Cranfield Reporter-Star. Faking a romance couldn’t be that hard could it? No one said it had to be real and if everyone thought she was in love, they’d stop hounding her to find a man. Serena knew she could do this and no one would ever be the wiser – best case scenario.
In every generation of this proud and ancient Jewish family there is only one Rachel, the firstborn daughter. But the name is only part of Rachel’s legacy. Each bearer of the name adds, in her own way, to the legend of strength and courage that is her birthright.
There is Rachel of Judea, who defies a half-mad and lustful king to save her husband’s life. Rachel of Rome, who is sold into slavery, but rises up to take just revenge on her cruel and corrupt master. Rachel of Byzantius is a miraculous healer who risks death to stop the spreading horror of the plague. A Rachel plays a crucial part in the destiny of Arthurian England; another cleverly escapes a Rhineland pogrom.
Rig 42 is the largest and most advanced oil rig the world has ever known. Just after the rig goes on-line, terrifying and eerie radio signals are received, followed by silence. The rig has hit something, and whatever it is has completely wiped out the crew. The company is desperate to find out what’s happened. A team of mercenaries and oil rig experts is dispatched to determine what the danger is and if it can be eliminated. They find that the rig hit something that had been buried for centuries…something older than evil itself…something that leaves only the unbearable screams of the tortured behind…something that hungers. Rig is a story of terror. It is a terror that can take any shape. It is a terror that will destroy a man’s body and tear apart his soul.
Young Stephen Benson faces responsibilities as the man of the house when a cousin appears and brings complications for the family. Bitter over the breakup with his childhood sweetheart Chella, he has confusing feelings when she returns. A marriage to comfort her dying father, and misunderstandings follow the two as a story of hidden truths and the power of prayer, love and forgiveness unfolds. Spanning the fifties and sixties and crossing the oceans, the drama of life, death, love and forgiveness will stir up your emotions as you become engrossed in the lives of two people who have one heart divided.
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Nicola of Ashby bravely wielded a sword to fight for her father’s fiefdom. Bravely but futilely, for her castle keep lay charred and the battle was lost. A woman warrior, Nicola had chosen her proud independence over a husband’s rule. Now she swore to kill Gilliam FitzHenry — murderer of her father, destroyer of her home — the man who would wed her in a forced match.
The powerful young knight, weary of battle and blood, had made Nicola his prisoner, and he would make her his wife though their marriage be born in hell. Gilliam needed this fierce, fiery woman as he never had another. Her people adored her, and she alone could help him bring peace to these war-torn lands. Amid treachery and tragedy, rival knights and the pain of past wounds, Gilliam knew he must win Nicola’s respect. Then, with kisses and hot caresses, he intended to win her heart.…
It’s hurricane season in Florida. Megan Smith is running for her life after a body turns up floating in her St. Petersburg, Florida marina. She’s been unwittingly caught in the cross hairs of a domestic terrorist group that wants her dead. Fleeing to the Florida Keys on her sailboat she soon discovers that you can run but you can’t hide.
Run Megan, run!
Life couldn’t get more awful for James Moody. Between social isolation and family tragedies he manages to mostly stay cheerful. In his darkest hours he finds his soul transported to ‘Root,’ a way station for souls in transition.
When his lapses become more frequent and Reapers seek to facilitate his transit to the land of the dead, he finds possible salvation and maybe even love among a guild of dream weavers.
He takes refuge with Karla, a long-term resident of Root, until he can sort out the detritus of his physical life and solve the mystery of Karla’s location and identity in the living world.
At least, that’s the life seventeen-year-old Jet James has chosen to live. Only her two best friends from school, Miranda and Jaycee, know what she does for a living. That is, until it’s revealed she’s going to be starring in the ‘SUPER CHICK’ sequel – ‘BACK IN HEELS’.
Suddenly, Jet’s whole life is turned upside down and she’s forced to deal with the spiteful ex-star of the first ‘SUPER CHICK’ movie, being hounded by the paparazzi, and falling for her super hunky, new co-star, Trevor Banks. Can Jet adjust to the overwhelming changes in her life, or will she simply crash and burn? (And not in the fun, stuntgirl sort of way.)
The mysterious and nearly mythic Mikhail Corvinas, computer genius and reputed Russian mobster has crafted a most potent computer virus that could alter the landscape of the world’s economy. With every major law enforcement agency seeking to thwart his sinister plan no one can say for certain Corvinas actually exists.
When Michael Riley attends a friend’s funeral in San Francisco he has no idea this simple act will lead to a deadly confrontation with the arch criminal. As Riley unravels the mystery of his friend’s untimely death he is inexorably drawn into Corvinas’s deadly trap.
When the beautiful daughter of the worlds’ most power Mafia boss takes Corvinas as her lover it seems no hand, however powerful can touch him. But Riley is not an enemy any man, even one of great power can afford as Corvinas is about to experience.
Fearing for his life Corvinas holds up in the impregnable Schloss Starkenburg, a medieval castle in the mountains high above the Principality of Liechtenstein. Ensconced behind the castle’s forty-foot walls Corvinas waits, confident his Russian guards and the impregnable walls of the schloss will protect him.
The legends of King Arthur and the wizard Merlin are given an exciting new slant in the light of today’s understanding of modern science and interplanetary communication. Here is a delightful fantasy classic by the bestselling author of the Witch World series
Kethan was heir to the great house of Car Do Prawn because his mother’s evil Wise Woman had tampered with another’s birthright.
But one day Kethan was given a belt of incredible beauty and great power. From that moment, his future was again in other hands – and his body in a strange new form…
It was in the year of the Fire Troll that the sea-raiders struck at High-Hallack and, promise-bound, its sons rose to the defense of their Dale. But where stood amongst their number a youth whom the Dalesmen had merely fostered: Elyn, born of Estcarp, whose birthright was the wisdom of the Wise. But Elyn of Estcarp was still young and, though a warrior impatient for battle, his unscarred sword had learnt little of the dark treacheries of war. In his most desperate hour of danger Elyn’s stoutest weapon would prove his brave witch-sister Elys. Together witch and warrior would face perils beyond the laws of our everyday stars!
The past and the future merge as THE LOST BATTLE OF WITCH WORLD is fought again – but this time, it must be won! For as ancient heroes walk again by day, so do ancient evils – and it is up to Yonan the weakling, and Crytha, the untrained witch-girl, to halt the Forces of Darkness by the power of the SWORD OF ICE, the SWORD OF SHADOW… and one sword more.
A life of constant moving and nervously navigating her father’s tumultuous moods has left Natalie clinging to Adam. Her obsession for him leaves her overcome with pain and loneliness when his time to depart approaches.
She foolishly attempts to end her own existence to stay with him. At 17 Natalie is left clinging to life as her phantom lover leaves her in a hospital room, alone. Sinking into a depression she has never reached before she is unexpectedly pulled up by a man she can’t resist. Hayden offers her more than she ever dreamed possible for herself.
Ike McKinney and Liz Sanders are residents at the same retirement center. When they go missing, the director of the center suspects the seniors have run off together. She contacts their grandchildren, Amanda Richardson and Brady McKinney, who soon learn that the wily seniors have a life lesson or two in store for them, as they lead them on a merry chase.
After attempting to set up the younger couple, in hopes the two might make a love connection, the seniors decide it’s time they have a little fun for themselves. They head off to parts distant. Worried for their beloved grandparents, the young people join forces to find the wayward couple.
Can the younger set find their grandparents, and will the pair ultimately receive the message they were trying to teach them in the first place? Or … will the older couple discover that romance isn’t reserved for the young, but for the young at heart?
Nicky Vieira has always wanted to be a photographer. She even thinks in photo images. Now that her two daughters are settled in school, she signs up for a college photography program, even though her husband Paul would rather she stayed at home.
She falls in love with another student – Savvy, a beautiful young lesbian – and they have an affair. When Paul finds out about it, he demands a divorce. His attempts to alienate the children from their mother lead to an epic custody battle, filled with dirty tricks, courtroom skirmishes and escalating conflict.
This intimate look at the intersection between sexuality and parenting will keep readers fully engaged right through to the harrowing conclusion.
Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Second World War, a love that was meant to be blossoms, grows, and is cropped back. Will Abram and Hana’s love survive? How will her family cope with the Anti-Semitic sentiment of the people around them, and will their whole family escape the ravages of the Holocaust?
A touching and moving story of a Jewish girl as she grows, loves and moves into a world that doesn’t care for her – against the stunning tapestry of the rout of the Jews, this historical love story might leave you breathless.
Abandoned as a child, Lia has spent the first eighteen years of her life sheltered by the Jeffreys, a generous family that took her in from the cold when she was just a child. When her adopted sister falls in love and is to be married, Lia can no longer ignore the shadows of her past if she is to have any hope for a meaningful future. With her mind made up to find her birth family, Lia throws herself into her sister’s wedding festivities, knowing her new journey will begin once the vows are said and done. Lia did not expect or especially want the attention of the groom’s best friend and notorious rake Lord Devonridge, but when he makes an offer she can’t refuse, she reluctantly agrees to accept his courtship. Soon true motives are revealed and Lia begins to uncover the truth of her past and faces a choice. Will she let the dark secrets of her past threaten her promise of a future?
In a world, where an evil Emperor rules an expansive Empire, a resistance movement leader, Commander Eroberer meets upon two twin teenage brothers: Zindor and Rador, the boys are avid treasure seekers.
Leading a peaceful life in a farm, the boys’ world is suddenly shattered when the neighboring Empire invades their home. Amidst chaos and destruction, the boys pledge to fight back the Empire but little do they know that they will be exposed to a whole new level as they are entrusted into the world of which they could never imagine. Joined by a town girl Rohya and Eroberer’s little sister Esha, they are escorted and guided by a mysterious guy called Nebu.
Locked in a race against the Empire, the five travel together to pursue a powerful legend and collect objects, sometimes going through death-defying dangers to get them.
After suffering a minor heart attack at the tender age of thirty-five, Devonie Lace decides to get out of the rat race before she becomes road kill on the corporate highway. She quits her high-paying, high-stress job, sells her house, and buys a sailboat to live on. She has named her new home Plan B, to symbolize her newly simplified life.
To earn a living, Devonie buys and sells trinkets she picks up at probate sales and auctions of unclaimed storage units. But her latest treasure trove happens to include the belongings of an international hired assassin, and this means that Devonie is in big, big trouble.
After she discovers the true cause of an airline crash that killed two DEA agents, Devonie finds herself running for her life. It seems her new lifestyle has turned out to be not so relaxing after all.
Long ago, the World of Calliome was sundered by mortals. Since the Healing of the World, magic and fae folk returned, and primeval wonders of the ancient world began to resurface, along with long-forgotten horrors that dwell deep in the bowels of the earth.
A year after assuming the mantle of Twilight Overlord, Sarvesh is on the verge of making sweeping changes to Twilight Dungeon and ushering in a new era of peaceful coexistence with the surfacers. The leader of the oroqs, however, is determined to fight him, and when the volcano in which they all reside erupts, Sarvesh must come face-to-face with his forgotten past.
Meanwhile, the life Tasha and Lorelei are trying to build in Celtangate is shaken when the sibling of a dead companion comes looking for her brother, and they must all travel back to Twilight Dungeon to deal with the legacy of their past and help make a better world for all who live there.
Iron Fist of the Oroqs is the thrilling sequel to Wings of Twilight and the conclusion of The Foundation of Drak-Anor duology.
Four lives, spanning poverty-stricken space stations and backwater colonies, are brought together, and forced to face an unknown evil.
William Alastair shouldn’t abuse his medication. Inebriated and in pain, the lies are about to catch up with him. He thought this would be a routine job, charting an unknown solar system. Yet, his survey team has just discovered a lost Earth ship, crashed on a desert world.
With the advent of jump drive engines, humans have begun to explore beyond the boundaries of our solar system. But the same problems for humanity still exist, even within the growing settlements and corporations. Whether it be a greedy company, a backwater colony, or zealous religious group, the solar system has become as dangerous as any time in Earth’s history, despite the advances in technology.
Recently retired due to an injury, Alastair is leading a ragtag group of surveyors in search of valuable minerals. Instead, they stumble upon a creature from the far reaches of the galaxy. Desperate to save the surviving colony crew, Alastair and his team must endure the assault of a horrifying alien, while fighting their way through the now infected and undead colonists.
More important than the chaos surrounding them, are the struggles that led them to this point. Their past, intertwined with each other and even the corporation that hired them, will drive this unlikely group to be the frontline of humanity against a threat that endangers the entire human race; a menace, rooted in our own mythology.
Vanguard of Man is a science-fiction horror story by G.A. Marshall that combines elements of non-linear storytelling and multiple character stories to build an all new sci-fi world. It is a full length novel at 110,000 words.
DEAD GODS. WAR. AND THE END OF THE WORLD.
There are nineteen provinces in the Land held aloft by nineteen pillars. Above the earth there is sky, and nobody knows what goes below except the Nineteen Dragons.
That is all you need to know, but that is not all there is to be known.
The Device has been stolen and the godlike Dragons have been rendered mortal. Someone is murdering them one by one, and each death brings the world closer to its end. Unless the the Device is somehow restored to its deceased owner, the Dragons are doomed to destruction– and the human world will go with them.
But this loyalty leads him into the heart of a dark conspiracy.
Meeting Sarah, a country girl called up to crack codes in secret wartime nerve centre, he slowly realised the depth of the betrayal and the danger Britain is in as they uncover a sickening plot to rule Europe in partnership with the Nazis.
Meet Dr. Hope Love. She’s a beautiful, single doctor who delivers the babies of Hollywood’s hottest stars. Her perfect, glamorous life is turned upside down when her father, a retired doctor and her partner in the practice, hires Dr. Brad Whitford to assist Hope in the ever-growing medical office. Hope doesn’t want or need the new guy—until she begins to fall in love with him.
Her best friend, Venus Vanderbilt, is a best-selling romance novelist and should be able to offer good advice—but Venus is traumatized because she suspects her husband is having an affair.
When Hope learns that Dr. Olivia Campanelli, a renowned heart surgeon, already has her trained eye set on Brad, she realizes she might have missed her chance with the new doctor. Can Hope juggle a successful medical practice and win the man of her dreams?
Meet Ava Spivey. She’s a popular divorce attorney in Hollywood and is known for her tenacity in the courtroom and her mega-million dollar settlements for celebrity clients. However, her own marriage begins to fall apart after a surprise encounter with her high school boyfriend.
When hot action-adventure movie star, Sawyer Winston, retains Ava to represent him in one of Hollywood’s biggest divorce scandals yet, she finds herself in trouble after a media leak threatens to reveal a secret that Sawyer had strictly confided only to Ava.
Will Ava be able to save her marriage and her career?
It’s the year 2028 and an experiment that went wrong seventeen years ago sends the world in lock-down from these genetic mutations. Sixteen-year-old Moira Warner knows only fear and secrecy, but that’s understandable given she spent her toddler years in a lab. Why? Because she is one of them. Now she barely gets by with hiding her true self. That doesn’t mean that she’s averse to breaking a rule or two.
But when her curiosity gets the better of her at a new school, she lets loose with popular jock Spencer, and realizes she’s been a fool to believe that she could be anything other than what she is; a monster. Before she can confide in anyone for help, her little slip up brings in the authority’s and now her secret is out. The horrific memories of her past returns and with it the man that ruined her childhood.
With the help from someone she would have never thought and a group of unlikely accomplices, she must come face to face with her past. A past she would rather forget. Moira now becomes obsessed with getting her questions answered, and Liam is the only one who can provide the information she needs. But in her drive to find the truth, will Moira push her new friends to far, forcing her to leave her family, and the identity that she’s shaped? This sends her on a journey to find out what she really is and along the way she just might find herself in the process. Maybe even love, if she’s not too busy running and trying to blend in.
But can you really blend in if your hair, eyes, and other things change when you lose control?
Let’s hope for Moira’s sake she can, because if she can’t she’ll lose everything, and not just her life.
They should’ve let him go.
They should’ve let him retire in peace.
They should’ve left his woman out of it.
Kharzai Ghiassi has served the US Government his entire adult life. The best infiltration agent they’ve ever had. Death is not just his business, death is his life. He’s gone off the CIA’s radar and all they know is that someone is in danger.
When a former soccer star turned Islamic terrorist shows up in Anchorage Alaska, retired Marine Corps Special Operator Marcus ‘Mojo’ Johnson and his State Trooper wife Lonnie team up with the FBI’s Mike & Hilde Farris to put a stop to the threat that hangs over the city like a hammer about to fall. No one is safe. No on can hide in the Land of The Midnight Sun.
The Fever struck hard and fast, rising out of the slums and claiming victim after victim. At first, reports trickled across the wire in small segments relegated to the final seconds of the broadcast news. Lost among stories of failing economies and political bickering, few noticed what proved to be the birth pangs of a monster. Within months, the disease dominated the news as thousands died and infection rates soared.
William Hill knew his chances of avoiding the virus sat squarely between slim and none. With experts predicting a global pandemic, his choices boiled down to not if, but where he would die. While the rest of the world built barricades and set up distribution points for food, he chose a simpler end. The island had been one of the last and best times with his father. He couldn’t think of a better place to spend his final days.
He wanted sun and sand, fresh fish on the grill and cool nights by the campfire. He wanted feel-good days filled with oldies on the radio, days when he could hoist the sails and run before the wind. He didn’t set out to make enemies, but he did. He didn’t plan on becoming humanity’s last hope for survival, or watching over an old woman and an eerie little boy either.
To William Hill, the island seemed as good a place as any to die.
He just didn’t realize how good.
Disfigured by a horrible fire, Morgan St. James fears he will never marry and produce an heir. The lovely Julia Prentiss desperately needs to escape her uncle. A marriage of convenience seems a perfect solution, but together, searching London’s underworld for the arsonist responsible for the fire, the pair discovers a love unlike anything they dreamed possible.
Albert Shipway is an ordinary guy, an insurance negotiator who likes booze and women and never having to say he’s sorry. And he thinks this is just another day, another lunch, another order of kung pao chicken. Little does he know that he’s about to meet a little old lady who knows his greatest fear. A little old lady who knows what’s hiding in his heart. A little old lady who dishes up a big stew of supernatural revenge, with ingredients as follows: First you take one psychotic ex from a family of serial killers. Next add a pinch or two of an irrational childhood fear. Now thoroughly mix in an angry sister, a life-stealing great-granddad, and a notorious mass murderer—who happens to be dead but doesn’t know it. Let it stew and froth and bubble thoroughly….In just a matter of minutes, Albert’s life turns upside down and he enters a world where magic and evil lurk beneath the fabric of Southern California. And all his choices have brewed a perfect storm of broken hearts, broken promises, shattered families, and a couple of tiny problems. Namely, killer mice and a baby. Albert Shipway is finally getting a chance to right some wrongs. That is, if it’s not too late.
First in a new series featuring paranormal investigators Ellen and Monty Drew. Ellen claims to possess a sixth sense but Monty, a former P.I., only believes what he can see. She views their work as a sacred mission while Monty just wants a happy wife and a paycheck. Then the Drews are summoned to a Southern California bible college after workers report hearing mysterious voices at night. When they encounter the unhappy ghost of a young girl, Monty’s skepticism is shaken, but he resolves to help his wife free the trapped spirit. Their search uncovers the Latin phrase “Non omnis moriar”—not all of me shall die—and they learn more about the site’s history as a Catholic school destroyed by an earthquake. But a mysterious presence has plans of its own for the young ghost, and Monty and Ellen must go head to head with a Dark Master that’s had more than a century of practice in demonic deeds. Now Monty must leave his body to do battle with the Dark Master, and he’s not sure Ellen will be able to bring him back in one piece. He’s not even sure what’s happening is real. All he knows is that all hell is breaking loose and he’s taking a crash course where an “F” means eternal damnation.
THE VAMPIRE CLUB
The first in a series that features The Vampire Club, a group of lovable, laughable, larcenous college students turned vampire hunters. Over 150 years ago, a man was killed with a silver bullet in a rural, Pennsylvanian town. A man who just might be a vampire. The Vampire Club, a group of misfits who meet regularly in the basement of Western Virginia University’s library, think that they might have found their first documented case of a real vampire. Better yet, the Club thinks that the vampire might still be alive to this day, lying comatose in a hidden grave. And this is good news indeed for a group of vampire lovers. The hunt begins, and as they close in on their immortal prize, they soon realize that they aren’t the only ones interested in the vampire; indeed, a powerful group of killers will use whatever means possible to keep the vampire permanently in its grave.
They call him Spider. And people come to him when they have a problem. So when teenager Parker Cole approaches Spider at night school, he figures she’s just another problem waiting to happen. But then she tells him about her father, who runs a cult called Cloudland based at the foot of mystical Mount Shasta, California. And then she tells Spider about her best friend, who is now dead, her body completely drained of blood. Spider wonders if the death is the work of a fellow vampire…or if he’s now the target of a sinister game designed to lure him to Cloudland, where darker mysteries await.
When Life Seemed Its Worst, Gresham Awaited Julia Hollis’ opulent life in Victorian London crashes to pieces when her husband passes away. Worse, she is told by his bankers that he gambled away their fortune. Now, the family’s hope rests on The Larkspur, an old abandoned coaching inn in the quaint village of Gresham. Driven by dread and her desire to provide for her children, Julia decides to turn the dilapidated inn into a lodging house. But can she–who was accustomed to servants attending to every need–do what needs to be done and cope when boarders begin arriving? And then an eligible new vicar moves into town….
Millionaire businessman Adam Carmichael wanted only to help Casey save face. He isn’t prepared for the news that their “fake” wedding is legal and binding.
While they secretly wait for an annulment, media and family scrutiny forces them to put on their best loving-couple act. Except by now, neither one is quite sure who’s acting….
The flamboyant Fabbia wants to sell beautiful dresses to nice people and move on from her difficult past. Ella just wants to fit in. But not everyone is on their side.
Will Fabbia overcome the prejudices she encounters? What’s the dark secret she’s hiding? And do the silk linings and concealed seams of her dresses contain real spells or is this all just ‘everyday magic’?
Among the leopard-print shoes, tea-gowns and costume jewellery in Fabbia’s shop are many different stories – and the story of one particular dress.
No secret stays hidden forever.
A phone call from an old friend sets mysterious book researcher Giovanni Vecchio back on the path of a mystery that has eluded him for centuries. Little does he suspect a young librarian holds the key to an ancient secret, nor could he expect the danger Beatrice De Novo would attract.
Now both will follow a twisted maze leading from the archives of a university library, through the fires of Renaissance Florence, and toward a passion that could destroy them both.
Alexis Grayson is good at looking after herself—she’s been doing it all her life. So what if she’s alone and pregnant? She’ll cope! But gorgeous cowboy Connor Madsen seems determined to take care of her. And Alexis can help him—he needs a temporary wife; she needs somewhere to live until the baby’s born. A short-term marriage will solve all their difficulties!
As Alexis gets to know the courageous, honorable Connor, she realizes that she might have made the biggest mistake of her life. Because all this wife-for-hire wants is a marriage for real!
Ava Sullivan thought her biggest problems were a cheating boyfriend, a devious step-sister, and a weakness for designer handbags. But when a mysterious caller leaves her a message for her birthday, Ava’s curiosity leads her to uncover her parents’ best kept secret. Feeling betrayed, Ava begins to question every relationship in her life, especially that of the hot new guy she can’t seem to stop thinking about.
Jay Matthews, on the other hand, knows all about regrets, especially when it comes to families. He also knows what he wants, and Ava sits at the top of that list. Getting her attention is easy. Getting her to learn how to trust again? That will take a miracle.
Paris in the spring is a city for lovers, but for Conor O’Neil and Miranda Beckman, the city is a place where the truth is always just out of reach. Miranda’s life is in danger, and Conor will do whatever it takes to save her, even if it means not letting her know he’s working for the government. For her part, Miranda will do whatever it takes to keep Conor from learning the truth about her past. And yet, the one thing neither can lie about is the passion that blazes between them.
Former Recon Marine Nick Carter is a man with a dark history of emotional and physical scars. He works for the PROJECT, a covert counter-terrorism unit reporting to the President. Selena Connor is a beautiful, strong and skilled linguist. When her wealthy uncle is murdered by someone looking for an ancient book about the elixir of immortality, she’s thrown into Nick’s dangerous world.
Nick is assigned to protect Selena and help her recover the missing text. It’s the beginning of a life and death adventure reaching from San Francisco to Beijing, from Washington to the hidden chambers of Tibet. Someone is determined to take over China and attack America–and Nick and Selena are right in the line of fire.
International intrigue, terrorist acts and the threat of nuclear war form the core of this fast-paced thriller, the first volume in a series featuring Nick, Selena and the PROJECT.
Kate Evans is an adventurous and independent young woman with a pioneering spirit. She pilots a mail-delivery plane in the forbidding Alaskan wilderness, the lone woman in a male profession. But even that seems easy compared to finding true love. She likes a fellow pilot and would even consider marrying him–if it weren’t for Paul, a mysterious man on her mail route with a gentle spirit and a past to hide. Can Kate break through the walls Paul has put up around his heart? And will her quest for adventure be her demise?
Thirteen year old Angel Bishop is fed up with all the unanswered questions about her life, like why did her daddy run off when she was just a baby? And why has her Aunt Patsy, the only family member she feels she can talk to, been locked up in a place for crazy people all these years? It seems to Angel like her family fell apart right after she was born, which makes her wonder what her coming along had to do with it.
Growing up with her mother, Ruth, who is often distant and preoccupied, and her bible thumping grandmother, Naomi, Angel is certain there’s more to the story than she’s been told. When her father, Calvin, telephones out of the blue one evening and says he’s coming home for Thanksgiving, Angel thinks her dream of having a normal family is finally going to come true. Instead, she finds herself at the center of a dangerous scenario, threatened by secrets far beyond her understanding.
Another chapter in the life of the infamous Phantom of the Opera, as penned by Gaston Leroux, continues when he leaves Paris and moves to Malta in search of a new beginning. Clothed in secrecy, he purchases The Royal Opera House in Valletta, which has been destroyed by a devastating fire. In an attempt to bury the pain of his past, the burned-out shell becomes his new obsession. He is determined to resurrect the structure from ashes and return it to glory.
To raise funds for his task, he holds a masquerade and encounters a strange woman who prophesies his destiny of undoing and death. Her words haunt the Opera Ghost, but he continues on his path of restoration. After years of hard work, the gala reopening occurs. The Phantom is convinced he has reached the pinnacle of success in his life. He rests in peace over his accomplishments.
For sheer amusement, he takes on a new student, which leads him down a path of romance, mystery, and danger. His fortune unfolds before him, and he discovers he cannot hide from those who seek retribution for his former sins. He is forced to reap the consequences and comes face-to-face with his darkest demons and fears. In the end, his insatiable hunger for beauty is challenged to the core. Will he survive the obstacles he encounters or will this finally be his undoing and death?
L.A. news anchor Dempsey’s first novel is set in a world familiar to her: the cutthroat arena of television news. Natalie Daniels, the prime-time anchor for KXLA, is on the verge of her fortieth birthday, which places her position as one of L.A.’s most visible news anchors in jeopardy. Tony Scoppio, the new news director, is preoccupied with the bottom line and is looking to cut corners wherever he can, and he focuses on Natalie’s sizable salary. Tony is also concerned about Natalie’s age and is considering replacing her with a younger candidate. To make matters worse, Natalie’s former protegee and current rival, Kelly, sees this as the perfect opportunity for the advancement she craves and begins angling for Natalie’s position. When Natalie makes an on-camera error and goes to extremes to get an interview, Tony demotes her and gives the conniving Kelly the coveted anchor spot. Distraught, Natalie begins searching for a new job, but opportunities are mysteriously scarce. Natalie has to decide whether to stay at KXLA and accept her reduced position or leave the station she has become attached to. Dishy and fun–in other words, perfect summer fare. Kristine Huntley
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