Genre: Long reads – more than 4 hours

The Butterfly Collector

The Butterfly Collector

What happens when everything you have is not enough?

Restless property developer, Peter Calliet, meets Natalie, a sullen young artist at a party and an obsession begins that has echoes of his troubled past. Peter has everything in terms of material success and security. The obligatory fast car, lucrative contracts with his powerfully connected father's property empire and a plush renovated flat. Devoted fiancée, Claudia, expects to move in and marriage is imminent. But Peter has a dark past that taints his movements. Starting an affair with Natalie, who has an equally disturbed background, can only lead to more heartache.

If Claudia discovers that Peter has been seeing Natalie, her dream world will be destroyed, adding to his burden of guilt. But even that can't stop him. The secure and rewarding life he has worked so hard to achieve begins to unravel. More info →
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The Harmony Scroll (Stella Hunter Mystery Book 2)

The Harmony Scroll (Stella Hunter Mystery Book 2)

Nearly a year after her adventure with Agent Carter, Stella Hunter wants nothing more than to raise her eight-year-old son, Gabriel, in peace. But Gabriel was born with a deadly curse – and although the amulets with the power to activate the curse have been destroyed, the terrible power still seethes inside of him.

When all hope seems lost, Stella hears whispers of an ancient gold scroll with an incantation powerful enough to remove any curse – even the one that threatens to kill her son. But the last time anyone saw the scroll was over a thousand years ago, when it was locked into an onyx box and loaded onto a ship in Trieste. A ship that never reached its destination.

Despite the odds, Stella sets out once again with Carter on a race against time to save her son. In this fast-paced, action-packed adventure, Stella and Carter must discover the scroll before someone figures out how to activate Gabriel’s curse again – turning him, once more, into the Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse.

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Tease

Tease

Mystery writer Roger McDermitt is in a rut until a local serial killer murders six men in six months.

The police are convinced the serial killer is a woman, which fascinates Roger. He nicknames her “Tease”, and is determined to make her the central character in his next novel.

When Roger meets the mysterious Tess Galloway at his local bar, he believes he has finally met a woman he can fall in love with. He’s shocked at how perfect they are for each other. But he knows no one is ever what they seem, including himself.

Then the terrible dreams begin. Roger has always had the gift of channeling the dreams of people he was closest to, but he has never had violent and disturbing dreams like these before. They are from the viewpoint of Tease, and they terrify Roger with their brutality and rage. He can’t decide if he’s channeling the dreams of Tess or if he’s going crazy. But he must know.

This is the beginning to a novel about love, obsession and madness. Tease is part thriller, part love story, and part supernatural fiction. It will intrigue and haunt you from the first page to the last. More info →
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The Angel Experiment

The Angel Experiment

Ten strangers. Two pills a day. And one alien angel with a ticking clock. And so the angel experiment begins.

The chosen ten, drawn together by a shape-shifting newspaper ad, all want something desperately.

When they gather at the home of the mysterious Dr. Nathan Gold and Myrus Golgochan, they’re offered something none of them can pass up—a one-time chance at a better version of themselves.

No loneliness. No stutter. No addiction. No anger. No dead-end career. No soul-killing despair.

Whatever has been keeping them from living the lives they’ve always wanted will be wiped out by two pills a day.

Or so Nathan and Myrus promise.

When the ten strangers decide to take a chance on this strange proposition, they have no idea that change has a ripple effect, and that the world will never be the same.

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The Railroad

The Railroad

On Sept. 11, 2001 Mike Dobbs' life was forever changed. Reeling from his nightmare experience in New York's subway as the twin towers collapsed he retreats from his high power Wall Street life to his run down country house. Soon he is embroiled in the life of Eileen Benoit and her 7-year old daughter Megan as they flee Eileen's abusive ex-husband. Suddenly Mike is thrown into a world he knows nothing about and he is forced to answer the question, how far would you go for someone you love? More info →
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El despertar: La saga de Ydron (Spanish Edition)

El despertar: La saga de Ydron (Spanish Edition)

BOOK DESCRIPTION: (This is the Spanish edition of "Awakening" by Raymond Bolton)

¿Cómo es que un mundo armado con arcos, flechas y catapultas, donde la energía de vapor apenas ha comenzado a reemplazar a los caballos y barcos de vela, evita la conquista que viene de más allá de las estrellas? El Príncipe Regilius ha sido configurado para combatir a los Dalthin, una especie alienígena depredadora que esclaviza a mundos telepáticamente, y para hacerlo, debe unir a su pueblo.

Pero cuando su madre asesina a su padre, la tierra se sume en el caos y puede resultarle imposible cumplir con su tarea. Enfrentado a matar a quien le dio la vida, por proteger a su mundo, busca una opción mejor. Ambientado en una tierra vasta y diversa donde telépatas y aquellos con habilidades mentales extraordinarias cambian el curso de los eventos, EL DESPERTAR va a la médula de la familia, la amistad y la traición. More info →
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Awakening (The Ydron Saga) Volume 1

Awakening (The Ydron Saga) Volume 1

How does a world equipped with bows, arrows and catapults, where steam power is just beginning to replace horses and sailing ships, avert a conquest from beyond the stars?

Prince Regilius has been engineered to combat the Dalthin, a predatory alien species that enslaves worlds telepathically, and to do so he must unite his people. But when his mother murders his father, the land descends into chaos and his task may prove impossible.

Faced with slaying the one who gave him life in order to protect his world, he seeks a better way. Set in a vast and varied land where telepaths and those with unusual mental abilities tip the course of events, Awakening goes to the heart of family, friendship and betrayal. More info →
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The Catskinner

The Catskinner

“The Catskinner” is a faction novel set in Hong Kong during the time of the tense negotiations for the reversion of the territory’s sovereignty from Britain to China in the 1980s. It accurately portrays the anxiety of the people, the intrigue behind the political manoeuvrings, the vibrancy and splendour of one of the world’s great cities.

“The Catskinner” is also a pulsating thriller involving a killer bent on setting in train a series of devastating events that threaten to shift the path of Hong Kong history forever, challenging regional and world security – awakening the beast in the dragon – and a newspaper reporter who stumbles on the story – and then finds himself not just reporting it but becoming a deadly part of it. More info →
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The Mansion’s Twins (At the Crossworlds Book 1)

The Mansion’s Twins (At the Crossworlds Book 1)

"Magical escapism with an abundance of adventure, The Mansion's Twins marks the start of an exciting YA Fantasy series." -Bookviral.com

A beautiful, magical world has been ravaged by a terrible storm. Homes were destroyed, families torn apart, and even the sweetest magic twisted by darkness. Even years later, the world remains damaged, unbalanced, and dangerous, waiting for someone who might restore what was lost. Only the magic of twins has a chance, but the birth of twins is exceedingly rare.

In our own world, Ellie and Savannah know nothing of this. They know nothing of other worlds, magic, or even each other. Until magic blooms inside, them and draws them together. After years of feeling alone, raised apart and in the wrong world, the twin sisters are reunited at last. They find their way home, and discover their destiny.

The girls are welcomed into a grand mansion, the safest place in the aftermath of the storm. There, they learn who they are and what they have to do. To restore the world, they must travel through the mansion to the center of magic and reset the balance.

They discover their magical abilities, find joy and friendship in the mansion's family, and face the dangers of the storm's left-behind magic. The journey to the center of magic is full of twists and turns, magic and excitement. Ellie and Savannah support each other to overcome obstacles along the way, knowing the whole world is depending on them. More info →
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Conception

Conception

A compilation of the two novels that preceded 'The Phoenix' series. Catch up with the story so far. What moulded the character of the main male protagonist of the series that features this vigilante killer?

In 'The Final Straw' - an only child, unloved and unwanted by his parents, Colin Bailey is a bitter, emotionally damaged young man, hell bent on exacting revenge on anyone who has stopped him becoming the person he believes he was destined to be. What sets Colin apart is his intellect and meticulous planning. Detective Phil Hounsell pursues his man relentlessly, while trying to avoid the small town in which he works sliding further and further into the grip of two rival gangs.

A devastating event in Colin’s life provides the final straw that herald’s a bloodbath. Can Phil prevent it happening or will he too be a victim?

This tale of revenge spans almost two decades, yet the police are chasing shadows; it builds in pace and tension to a thrilling climax against the backdrop of a seemingly quiet West Country town. More info →
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Outland Exile: Book 1 of Old Men and Infidels

Outland Exile: Book 1 of Old Men and Infidels

The United States is dead and the Democratic Unity killed it.

After catastrophic wars and the Meltdown, The Unity rules from its East Coast citadel, leaving the outlands to savages and its strangely altered plants. Providing free health care, employment, and ThiZ (the drug of any really civilized life), the Unity mandates retirement at forty before fatigue and error contaminate a culture of youth, innovation and vigor.

With liberating body implants, history's finest democracy supervises every citizen for her/his/its own and the nation's welfare. Seventeen-year-old Lieutenant Malila Chiu, is a veteran officer who, despite well-earned fame, finds her career in tatters. Vandalism at a distant station triggers her demotion. Facing denunciation ... or worse, Malila's one option is to enter the outlands to repair the station herself. At first, the repairs go well.

Dropping from fatigue, she wakes to find a hideously ancient savage has murdered her platoon and now holds a knife at her throat, making her the ... Outland Exile. More info →
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The Crown of Stones: Magic-Scars

The Crown of Stones: Magic-Scars

Magic doesn’t wound the same as a sword.

The story of Ian Troy continues in Magic-Scars, the second installment in C. L. Schneider’s riveting epic fantasy trilogy, The Crown of Stones.

Captured by his old enemy, King Draken of Langor, Shinree magic user Ian Troy was sentenced to prison. Tortured and drugged, robbed of his will, his memories, and his magic, Ian was made to do unspeakable things. Rescued, as his body slowly rids itself of the drug, Ian realizes he has returned to an unfamiliar world gripped with fear. In the wake of his fall, those he cared for were left to their own grim fates. Draken has seized control of the realms and named himself High King. His brutal rein has sparked a desperate rebellion that Ian now finds himself a part of. His one task: recover and repair the Crown of Stones, in hopes it will tip the balance in the revolution that is brewing. In pursuit of the reason behind the artifact’s strange loss of magic, Ian is driven to release an explosion of retribution and power that leaves him irrevocably scarred.

Struggling to reconcile the man he has become with the man he once was, Ian strives to understand the growing number of magic-scars adorning his body. He searches for the truth behind his link to the Crown of Stones and uncovers shocking secrets buried for generations beneath the sand. To become the weapon the resistance needs, he must assume responsibility for his magical inheritance. But can he curb the destructive appetite that comes with it?

The price of Ian’s magic and his addiction have never been higher.

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Freedoms Stolen: Our Country is Dying

Freedoms Stolen: Our Country is Dying

For over 200 years, our basic freedoms enshrined in the Bill of Rights in the US Constitution have been quietly stolen. Individual rights have fallen to the whims of judges, eager to ignore and pervert the clear language of the Constitution. Everyday Americans are finding themselves on the receiving end of a government gone wild, and most never believed it could happen to them…until it did.

We live in an era where all kinds of pornography is protected by the First Amendment. Calls to remove “In God We Trust” from money are seriously considered. Freedom of speech only applies if you don’t hurt anyone’s feelings or criticize a protected group. And property rights are only respected if a judge finds it convenient.

In America, the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution is supposed to protect citizens against unlawful search and seizure. But a produce stand in Maryland had $90,000 confiscated without any charge or evidence of a crime.

The Fifth Amendment states that no one can be deprived of liberty without due process of law. A policeman was abducted and held against his will for six days by the city of New York, after he presented evidence of NYPD corruption. He was later vindicated.

Do you think police need a warrant to search your home? In 2011, the Supreme Court voted 8-1 that they don’t.

This book presents readers with real world examples of Americans having their rights stolen. Careful analysis of Supreme Court cases shows just how vulnerable the average person is. From censorship to seizing property without a warrant, the pattern of abuse in the system is sure to be eye opening.

In a shocking expose, Freedom Stolen analyzes court cases, legal precedent, and real world examples of how freedom in America is being taken away. This well researched and thought provoking work is a must read that delves into why it’s happening, and what you can do to stop it. More info →
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The Crown of Stones: Magic-Price

The Crown of Stones: Magic-Price

Ian Troy is one of the Shinree, a fallen people with an inherent addiction to magic. Scorned and reviled for the deadly side of their spells, the Shinree are bred as slaves. Their magic is suppressed by drugs and used only as it serves the purposes of the other races.

Descended from a long line of soldiers, Ian is conscripted into the Rellan army and made to fight in their longstanding conflict against the ruthless Langorian invaders. The downfall of Rella imminent, Ian goes against orders and turns to the Crown of Stones, an ancient Shinree relic of untold power. Ignorant of its true purpose, Ian uses the crown to end the war, and pays a terrible price.

A decade later, still tortured by the aftermath of that day, Ian lives as a bounty hunter in self-imposed exile. Having renounced his magical heritage, he curbs his obsession with a steady stream of wine and regret. He struggles to put it all behind him, until a fateful encounter with a pretty assassin brings Ian’s past crashing into the present.

Targeted by a rogue Shinree, and a ruthless old enemy, Ian is forced to use magic again. His deadly addiction is rekindled and his life of isolation is brought to a swift end. With the land he gave up everything to protect once more in jeopardy, and his people’s future at stake, Ian becomes embroiled in a violent race for control of the Crown of Stones. To save the realms and those he cares for, Ian must embrace the thing he fears most: his own power.

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What Sara Saw

What Sara Saw

A simple pencil drawing, this depiction of a child watching from the reeds of a country pond frustrates and angers Geoffrey, unexpected reactions that stir Phrekka’s lifelong passion for understanding the elusive power artists infuse in their creations.

Their only clue a “Sara” signature, the unemployed graphic designer persuades the enchanting Korean-American curator to help him discover more images by this enigmatic artist. From her world of privilege and mystical spiritualism to his of heartland farms and fundamentalist values, they will cross the country in search of the meaning in Sara’s sketches, an odyssey to divine one extraordinary person’s singular secret for touching people’s souls.

Staggering revelations entangle them with issues of mortality and faith, sexuality and family violence, obligation and responsibility, deception and truth. Only by looking close at the dark and profane will they have any chance of coming together to create a legacy more beautiful than either ever imagined.

What Sara Saw paints exquisitely vivid portraits of two young people who must follow their hearts to recapture that innocent grace long lost to the whims of circumstance and fate. More info →
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Angel of Death

Angel of Death

Friends from college, Tancy and Audrey love one another like family. They grew up in very different worlds, one poor, with absent, drug-addicted parents, the other with wealth and privilege. As roommates, they delve into the seedy world of escorts as they try to solve a cold case murder from Tancy's childhood. Chance meetings and twists of fate alter both their lives. Romance, steamy sex and danger await the women, as everything about the murder is uncovered. Shocking details emerge that change their lives forever and reinforces the bond of true friendship. More info →
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The God Virus (Indigo Adventures Book 1)

The God Virus (Indigo Adventures Book 1)

Infected by a DNA-altering virus, Derek and Alessandra develop strange and unnerving superpowers that challenge everything they thought they knew about the world ― allowing them to amass a fortune.

As they fall in love, they battle ruthless criminal mobs bent on harvesting the virus from their brains and intelligence agencies that try to enslave them. More info →
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Dead by Morning (Rituals of the Night Series Book 1)

Dead by Morning (Rituals of the Night Series Book 1)

Obsession is deadly. No one learns that better than Luna Ketz, a pessimistic high school senior. She wishes more than anything to graduate but things don’t always go as planned. Luna quickly finds herself trapped in a web of lies and murders, spun by the least suspected person in her hometown. It’s not long before she realizes she’s being targeted by the person she despises most in the world. When Luna figures out who is behind the killings, things make a turn for the bizarre when she is contacted by a friend she has not heard from in years. It is then Luna realizes she is very much in danger, but although she can avoid the killer in reality, she cannot avoid him in her dreams. More info →
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Deadly Seven

Deadly Seven

The vanishing of a king had been the prelude to the fall of our great nation. The native inhabitants of the territories dwindled, along with their resolve for living in peace. The only option for any race that wished to exist was simple - flee and live - for to stay was certain death. Beaten and driven out, the shape shifters retreated beyond the Steel-Tip Peaks to the red rocks known as Hell's Ridge. The living few disbanded their former families of clans and adopted the name, 'Colony'.

Banding together, they cared for the fatherless, the motherless, those who had lost children and other family. I, Leena a child of seven, was among those taken in by the leaders of the Colony known as 'the Alpha'. Three wise shifters bound together ensuring the survival of their race. Side by side, we continued to fight for our lives - for the right to exist. It was an unremitting battle for we fought not just the human enemy, but the elements of the earth as well. Holding onto the hope that one day our beloved King Darius would return and unite us again in peace. We would not be beaten a second time. More info →
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The Rite of Wands

The Rite of Wands

One boy…one Rite… And a world of deadly secrets that could change the course of history—forever

And so begins the tale of Mierta McKinnon. When a horrible fate reveals itself during his Rite of Wands ceremony, he must find a way to change not only his destiny but also the land of Iverna’s.

Forbidden from revealing the future he foresees to anyone, he is granted a wand and his magical powers, but still must master the realm of magic in order to save himself and those he loves.

But Mierta is not the only one with secrets…especially when it’s impossible to know who to trust.

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The Secret King – First Contact

The Secret King – First Contact

With their journey from planet Letháo fraught with peril, the Aonise finally arrive at what they hope will be a new home. Earth offers a new start for the displaced race, and Kendro, King of the Aonise, desperately seeks a peaceful end to their voyage. However, once they make first contact, not all is as expected. Some humans are not as welcoming to the alien species, and their resettlement onto Earth is faced with resistance from splinter groups determined to drive the Aonise away from their planet. Coupled with internal strife, can Kendro appease all, or will greater misfortunes come to pass? More info →
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A Collector’s Item: Rowena’s After Dark Regency Romance (The Arlingbys Book 1)

A Collector’s Item: Rowena’s After Dark Regency Romance (The Arlingbys Book 1)

“If you enjoy regency and historical romance with a healthy dose of mystery, you'll love A Collector's Item. This story is both refined and deliciously steamy, and you'll be hastily drawn into Rowena's world.” ~ Reader review

“Where do I start? It was beautifully written, as is the author's style. The sex was hot! The story was hot! The hero was David Beckham HOT!! But then again, I am a sucker for Regency heroines that defy conventions!” ~ Reader review

Alaric Montfort, the fifth Earl of Brayleigh, is well-known as a collector of beautiful things. He's equally well-known for stopping at nothing to acquire that which he desires, even if it means bringing others to ruin. His latest target is Lady Rowena Arlingby.

Rowena, a young woman of means, has a penchant for speaking her mind and seeking adventure. She also happens to be the sister of Alaric's greatest enemy. When Alaric decides that Rowena would make the perfect addition to his collection, he sets in motion a series of events that eventually involve Rowena and him in an old mystery and the search for a cold-blooded killer.

Will logical, hard-hearted Alaric succeed in adding the beautiful Rowena, who wishes to marry only for love, to his renowned collection? Can the pair survive the search for a dangerous murderer? Where is the infamous Pearl of Sirsi?

Find out in A Collector's Item: Rowena's After Dark Regency Romance. The danger is real, the romance is captivating and the sex is scorchingly hot in this After Dark version. For those who prefer sweet romance without sex, check out the Traditional version of this story, That Infamous Pearl.

Book 3 in the series is coming in March 2016. Email aheyerlove@gmail.com to be notified of the release and get your choice of one of my books, other than Book 3, free! More info →
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Loving Marie

Loving Marie

Krista Bordon-Hathaway believes her friend Marie lived a fairy-tale life before her tragic death a short time ago. The perfect home in the mountains of Colorado. The perfect husband who'd loved her since they were teens. The perfect miracle child born in spite of Marie's heart problems.

Krista's life is far from perfect, and when it falls apart one final time, she runs away to find Marie's old house in Vermont, a place where Krista can get lost.

Only one problem: Marie's life, far from drama-free, is slowly becoming Krista's.

She immerses herself in Marie's world, and though it complicates hers, her own healing begins, and she finds a love that makes her believe again.

Until her ex-husband decides it's time to end this charade.

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The Contraband Courtship (The Arlingbys Book 2)

The Contraband Courtship (The Arlingbys Book 2)

"Their love story is funny, romantic, and very sexy in Alicia Quigley’s hot but tasteful way, as they struggle with the smugglers and their pre-conceived notions about each other. A very fun read – highly recommended!" ~ Reader review

Malcolm Arlingby, Rowena’s headstrong brother from A Collector’s Item, settles into his new life as the Earl of Wroxton. Content to while away his time in the decadence he missed during his exile from England, Malcolm hasn’t been paying attention to the duties that come with the title. A letter from the mistress of a neighboring estate warns of smugglers using Malcolm’s lands for their dastardly deeds and he must finally put aside his entertainments to handle the business of being an Earl.

Helena Keighley, the one who sent the letter, is not the sour spinster Malcolm was expecting, however. She is a beautiful, vibrant and equally headstrong woman who is more than ready to take Malcolm to task for ignoring his duties. As the pair becomes embroiled in solving the problem of the smugglers, a strong attraction develops. The smugglers aren’t going without a fight, though.

Will his new neighbor bring Malcolm all the things he never knew he wanted? Or, will the smugglers destroy it all? Find out in The Contraband Courtship.

Book 3 in the series is coming in March 2016.

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Slingshot: Building the largest machine in human history (Starchild Series) (Volume 1)

Slingshot: Building the largest machine in human history (Starchild Series) (Volume 1)

NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winner!

Slingshot is a love story – about a man, a woman, another man, another woman, some gender bending…and a machine, the largest ever built. Slingshot is a mystery – about a missing aviatrix, a conspiracy, a true-believer. Slingshotis an adventure – about following a dream, the ocean-deep, outer space.

Slingshot is about constructing the first space launch-loop stretching 2,000 km between Baker and Jarvis Islands in the Equatorial Pacific. It’s about high finance, intrigue, unlimited ambition, heroism, fanaticism, betrayal…and about opening space to the common person. With a cast of 69, Slingshottakes you from Seattle’s world financial district, to the ocean bottom at 5,000 feet off Baker Island, to the edge of space 80 km above. You play with dolphins and battle sharks. You fly and sail and dive, you work and play and love across the vast panorama of an Equatorial Pacific being put to leash to serve humanity’s surge into outer space.

While its accurate science and precise engineering will appeal to hard science fiction buffs, Slingshot’s major focus is the grand journey, the opening of outer space to the common person by men and women who loom larger than life as they work, play, and love.

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Bellamy’s Redemption

Bellamy’s Redemption

"...I was undeniably hooked just a few pages in..."

- Sara Steven, Chick Lit Central

When Bellamy Timberfrost is jilted while proposing on television to Alanna Rutherford, America's heart breaks just as hard as his own. Designer Emma Van Elson can't imagine a guy who is more of a catch than Bellamy. When he is given a second chance at love on his own reality TV show, she jumps at the chance to become a contestant on the show. Soon she finds herself as one of twenty lucky young women competing for Bellamy's heart (and other great prizes!) on a journey around the world.

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The Starchild Compact: A Hard Science Fiction Novel of Jihad and Interplanetary Exploration (The Starchild Series Book 2)

The Starchild Compact: A Hard Science Fiction Novel of Jihad and Interplanetary Exploration (The Starchild Series Book 2)

The Starchild Compact is an epic tale of beginnings, roots, what might have been, and what might be. It is an adventure of heroic proportions, commencing 500 light years away, arriving here just a few years from now, and ending in the distant expanses of the Universe.

Jon Stock takes his international exploration team to Saturn’s moon, Iapetus, that earth scientists have determined may be an artifact. Following launch, they discover Saeed Ismail, a Jihadist stowaway, who hopes to sabotage the mission.

They arrive at Iapetus, determine it is a derelict starship, and eventually meet with the Founders, descendants of the starship builders. Their revelations impact the entire Solar System with momentous implications going backward and forward in time, paving the way for a joint push to the distant reaches of the Galaxy.

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Surviving Valencia

Surviving Valencia

A car accident robs the Loden Family of twins Van and Valencia shortly after they start college. Charmed, bright, and beautiful, they held their family together and elevated the Lodens to greatness. In their loss, a shadow is cast upon the family, particularly on the remaining child, who lacks the easy grace and popularity her older siblings took for granted.

As an adult, her life begins to turn from mediocre to amazing when she is saved by cool, artistic Adrian. The kind of happiness once reserved only for others is finally hers, until pieces of the past begin ruining what seems to be a perfect life.

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Operation Ivy Bells: A submarine novel of covert diving and underwater espionage during the Cold War

Operation Ivy Bells: A submarine novel of covert diving and underwater espionage during the Cold War

Winning the Cold War is in the balance…

A super-secret, off-the-books spy organization; a security-clearance starting at Top Secret and going up from there; an attack by giant squid during a thousand-foot dive while breathing an exotic gas; a cat's whisker escape from death during a three-day decompression – and that's just the first two chapters of "Operation Ivy Bells," before the action really gets underway.

In a fast-paced, personal narrative, J.R. "Mac" MacDowell details a breathtaking series of events during a super-secret intelligence gathering operation at the height of the Cold War. Riding the nuclear submarine "Halibut," Mac and his saturation diving team surreptitiously enter the Soviet-controlled Sea of Okhotsk on a proof-of-concept mission. They install a tap on an underwater communications cable at 400 feet, and narrowly escape death when a storm snaps "Halibut's" anchor cables. They retrieve missile parts from a Soviet missile-test splash-zone, getting caught in a sonar-web set by the crafty skipper of an old Soviet diesel submarine. Mac's divers temporarily disable the sub, and "Halibut" escapes to Guam, dogged by the sub Skipper.

Having proved the concept, they return in a "Halibut" outfitted with skids so she can sit on the bottom to attach a 12-thousand-pound pod to the cable for future retrieval. In the missile splash-zone, they lock in deadly underwater combat with Soviet divers. With the free world at stake, they capture one and kill the rest. "Halibut's" submariners and saturation divers finally return home without ever publicly revealing their crucial contribution to winning the Cold War, receiving an unpublicized Presidential Unit Citation.

Blending personal experience and real-world events in a fictional wrapping, "Operation Ivy Bells" offers a never-before-seen glimpse of these heroic men fearlessly facing death to gather the intel that tipped the scales to win the Cold War.

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The Oak: A Grown Up Fairy Tale

The Oak: A Grown Up Fairy Tale

On the outskirts of small French village lives Keitha Dubois, a beautiful young healer whose small cottage lies under the largest oak of the forest. Her quiet solitary life is filled with caring for the sick, and the everyday work of the age, with the occasional visits of good friends.

But this life is about to change.

The Huntsman. The Constable. The Stranger.

All vying for her love. Yet, who will she choose?

For one wants to possess her, one to protect her and one to love her forever.

Between passion, devotion, and obsession, the crusade to win her heart begins with The Oak.

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Vigilante Annie Scarlotte: Anthology: The Complete First Series

Vigilante Annie Scarlotte: Anthology: The Complete First Series

Because Annie has no recollection of her birth parents, her life is full of unknowns. Still, she seems relatively content with her simple existence in Washington, DC. Marcus, her new Italian boyfriend, adds much desired spice to her life despite secrecy about his position at SecureVest. But when Annie becomes mysteriously ill, it is the catalyst for a life far from simple.

Seemingly by luck, Annie discovers that she is maturing into a dhampir (a vampire/human hybrid), and to survive she must feed on fresh human blood. With Marcus fully aware of Annie's predicament, they concoct a scheme: find the evil living among us and act where justice does not.

Vigilante Annie is born.

In trying to adjust to her new life, Annie feels like a stranger in an unfamiliar land. Because Annie yearns to belong, she confides in father-figure Larry. When Annie finds out her friend Elisa works at SecureVest, where Marcus is employed, things unravel beyond control, and forgotten years from Annie's childhood make themselves known piece by piece.

Will Annie be able to satisfy her body's cravings and stay alive?

Who wants to use her for their own agenda?

Can Annie trust Elisa's friends?

Will she ever have the chance to meet her mother?

In the end, will Annie be a slave to those who would use her, or will she have an opportunity for a freedom she has never known?

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Joy and Tiers (A Hidden Beauty Novel Book 3)

Joy and Tiers (A Hidden Beauty Novel Book 3)

Tyler Colton is exactly the irritating, overbearing take charge, livin’ large kind of guy that Heather LaBianca has been dodging her whole life. So, why exactly does her heart beat faster every time Officer Colton enters the room?

Tyler wasn’t exactly looking for happily ever after when his best friend got married and started hanging out with a new group of friends. Sure, the curvy spitfire blonde Italian who had as many jokes as a standup comedian intrigued him, but exasperatingly his natural charms seem largely ineffective for this fiercely independent woman.

When personal tragedy strikes in Heather’s life, Tyler gets a chance to be Heather’s real life knight-in shining-armor. Yet even as he’s helping her dreams come true, Tyler realizes that this puzzling enigma of a woman is quietly helping him exorcise the nightmares of a mission that went horribly wrong.

Will he be brave enough to accept her love so that they can move forward together through Joy and Tiers?

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Disposition of Remains (Book One in the Remains Series)

Disposition of Remains (Book One in the Remains Series)

Stacia met Wilbur at an inconvenient time in her life, to say the least. She went out to grab lunch for her controlling husband of 17 years and decided not to go back. Then, there was the pesky matter of her impending death. News she has just received from her childhood friend, Jerry.

A half Russian half Native American beauty, Stacia Altman tried to look on the lighter side of life, until one day it just became too dark. Her passion for art history and adventure having waned long ago. Wilbur is a devastatingly handsome stranger that initially repulses Stacia because of his too-perfect charm and looks. While fighting her way through the stages of grieving, Stacia finds great friends, love, and most importantly, humor. As she travels the globe solving the mystery of her life and coming to terms with her inevitable death, she ultimately discovers that the end might just be the beginning…of a greater adventure.

Follow Stacia on her journey of spiritual awakening, physical pleasure, and discovery of self—a tale told from within her urn.

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So the Heart Can Dance (A Hidden Beauty Novel Book 2)

So the Heart Can Dance (A Hidden Beauty Novel Book 2)

Carrying unseen scars from her tragic past, Tara Isamu felt destined to live a life of solitude. Her heart just couldn't take any more risks. But a chance meeting with an old friend could open the door to healing and love. Aidan O'Brien misses the joyful dancer Tara once was. He'll do anything to set her free so her heart can dance. He believes that together, they can conquer the world, if only he can convince her to trust in love again.

Note: Throughout 2015 the author will donate 15% of gross profits to RAINN, a national charity dedicated to stopping sexual assault and abuse.

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The Mansion’s Family (At the Crossworlds Book 2)

The Mansion’s Family (At the Crossworlds Book 2)

The cause of the storm remains a mystery, and June fears there could be another. She enlists the help of the Senka twins, but the girls only grow frustrated after hitting dead ends. Ellie is far more curious about what she and Savannah might find on the other world, and eventually, June agrees to let them go.

Exploring the other world, the twins discover far more than what they bargained for. Secrets of the past are revealed, both in the mansion, and beyond the shadow cave.

Though Jerome remains bound in the forest, the trap grows weak, and a battle is coming. Ellie and Savannah are no warriors, but they still have an important part to play. This time their mission is not to rebuild, it is one of great sacrifice. They discover a secret of their magic, one that will allow them once again to keep the mansion's people safe. But the price may be too high to pay.

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Identity of the Heart (A Hidden Hearts Novel Book 1)

Identity of the Heart (A Hidden Hearts Novel Book 1)

After Marcus Brolen’s best friend, Rogue Bentancourt, swears that guys aren't interested in trying to keep up with her busy schedule as an apprentice in his tattoo shop and art student with some modeling and waitressing thrown in on the side to make ends meet, he signs her up for an online dating service called BrainsRSexy.com.

After all, it won’t be all that weird…right? He'll be there to play her wingman as always. Even though he and Rogue have never had chemistry, she deserves the absolute best and he's going to help her find her perfect guy.

When Computer Security Expert, Tristan Macklin, is hired by Ivy Love Montclair, to figure out what's happening to her dating profile, he quickly concludes that the problem goes much deeper than a simple computer glitch and has become an issue of the Identity of the Heart.

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Bound to Blackwood: House Blackwood Book One

Bound to Blackwood: House Blackwood Book One

Would you surrender your soul for the love of the King?

Lena, a vampire and a Guardian of the Order, has been honour-bound to protect human souls all her life. Acting first and thinking second is what's saved her skin time and again in the war against the Fallen, but her disregard for orders soon catches up with her when her boss is seriously injured. Forced to take responsibility for her actions, Lena is thrust into the path of her very own kryptonite; Thorn. The raw power of his soul calls to her and his mere presence lights a fire within her that she cannot contain.

With Vampire magic waning and the race in crisis, can either of them afford to ignore Nature's call? If they do, the future of the race is in jeopardy. If they don't, they will both lose the most precious part of themselves. Their souls.

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Lost In Seattle: Miss Apple Pants (Book One)

Lost In Seattle: Miss Apple Pants (Book One)

Ella Jensen is an old soul stuck in a teenager's body, and she doesn't make friends easily. In her senior year of high school, her family moves across the country to Seattle, turning her already-small world upside down. She feels alone and lost… But then she finds a box of decades-old love letters between Martha and Frederick; she becomes best friends with her new midget neighbor, Miss T; she falls in love with Hans, a very symmetric German exchange student; and she learns that sometimes life is what you make it.

But summer ends abruptly when she is forced to make a decision that will change her life. Forever.

The story—set in 2012 and the eighties in the sweet Seattle rain—is a celebration of life, love, friendship, motherhood, and that special bond of girls, daughters, women, and mothers across generations.

"Charlotte Roth caught my attention with the snappy chapter titles. She kept it with snappy dialogue, which I adore, unique characters, which I fell in love with, and a story filled with heartbreaking, humorous, and heartwarming moments.

It hasn't been easy for Eleanor, living with her tree hugging, 'hippie-like' parents. She's not happy when they move her from the east coast all the way to Washington state. After an exhausting cross-country drive with her parents in a U-Haul truck, they finally reach their destination, only to find the truck is filled with another family's belongings. After five days of being stranded with nothing of their own and limited funds, they finally decide to get some use out of the unclaimed contents of the truck. When they find an iron mailbox full of letters from 30 years ago, the two women in the family decide to read them. The tales of a young couple's struggles three decades earlier weave a complex and interesting pattern into this already interesting web of entertaining story line.

This first story of Ms. Roth reads like it's her tenth, with crisp, clean writing. I'm looking forward to reading more from her.

I give it 5 stars and high recommendations!"


Lori Leger, Author of Fictional Romance with a Cajun flair. Owner/Editor at Cajunflair Publishing

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All That the Heart Desires

All That the Heart Desires

At twenty-five, Desire Hart has experienced enough grief for a lifetime.

Changing everything in her life - her identity, her hometown and her country of residence, Desire is determined that nothing will prevent her achieving from finding her missing son. Not even love.

On a spring evening, she meets the golden boy of F1 racing, Lorcan Shore, and finds herself falling for him. Struggling to suppress her feelings, she realises he could help her get closer to the child she believes is her long lost son. But nothing goes according to plan. Her identity is revealed by the press, Lorcan has a terrifying accident, and the trail to her son finishes in another dead end. So Desire does what she does best - she runs away.

Set against the glamorous backdrops of Monaco, Paris and Nice, ‘All That the Heart Desires’ mixes romance and mystery as Desire struggles to come to terms with her past.

Will she learn to accept love into her life again?

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Holding on to Hurt

Holding on to Hurt

“I dread that every day I live, I’m one day further away from my life with Scottie”

Irene Hurt has always dreamed of having a large family with her adoring husband Bruce. That dream is shattered when her doctor performs a hysterectomy after the birth of her only son Scottie. Though heartbroken, Irene accepts the outcome and cherishes every moment with her son and her husband, until ... the day she gets the call every mother dreads. Scottie is injured in a mass school shooting and is rushed to the ICU, where he's put into a medically induced coma to wait out his fate.

Devastated, Bruce pulls away and even tries to convince Irene to remove Scottie's life support, to save his son from a life of lesser existence. But, Irene refuses to give up hope.

On her journey through grief, denial, anger and finally, acceptance, Irene discovers more about the events of that tragic day, the boy who shot her son and then took his own life, and the husband she thought she knew and could trust.

Will Scottie pull through and, once again, be the glue that keeps this family together? Or, will Irene accept that sometimes, the best thing a mother can do for her child is let go?

Set in the darkest hours of winter in Seattle, Holding on to Hurt tells the gripping story of one mother's fight to keep her son alive, no matter what she has to sacrifice.

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The Little Giants as the Mysterious Six in the Case of the Cryptic Clue (Volume 3)

The Little Giants as the Mysterious Six in the Case of the Cryptic Clue (Volume 3)

The Mysterious Six are in trouble up to their eyeballs! When Bailey discovers a strange note in an old book, the six detectives begin the quest to unravel hidden clues and dark secrets from the past. One incredible discovery leads to another and soon the young hunters become the hunted and the praying become the prey when strangers arrive in the small town of Fopple Top, watching the investigators every move. Jesus' angels are constantly intervening as His Little Giants go from one dangerous predicament to another. But in the midst of all of their peril, something of far greater importance is unfolding- something that causes all Heaven to break forth in dazzling array. Fasten your seat belts as you attempt to crack the Case of the Cryptic Clue! More info →
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The Crown of Stones: Magic-Borne

The Crown of Stones: Magic-Borne

No other Shinree has borne as much of magic's weight, its pleasure, or its guilt.

The fate of Ian Troy is revealed in the final installment of C. L. Schneider's epic fantasy trilogy, The Crown of Stones.

In one fell swoop, the resistance was shattered. Lives were taken. Hope was lost. Peace slipped like grains of sand through his fingers. So did the Crown of Stones. Now, forced into hiding, Ian Troy grapples for a way to save the realm—and free its people—from the sadistic clutches of Jem Reth; Mirra’kelan’s new self-appointed emperor. Plagued with the knowledge of a tragic future, he strives to influence events and save those he cares for. But his magic has betrayed him, and Fate has other plans.

Marked by the crown, hindered by the transformation spell contained within, each cast brings Ian one step closer to becoming more beast than man. Each move brings the death and destruction foretold in his vision inexplicably nearer. With Langor on the brink of war, and King Malaq’s plan for peace hanging in the balance, Ian returns to the ancient past; seeking an end to the eldring spell and a means to thwart Jem’s growing domination. What he finds there sets off a chain of revelations that leads Ian places he never thought to go.

Entrusted with the future of his race, Ian becomes the linchpin for lasting change. But how much weight can one man carry? And how much is he willing to sacrifice in the name of peace?

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When Angels Fly

When Angels Fly

We often find ourselves daydreaming about what our futures will be like. This may be especially true if one lives in an environment most would consider less than desirable. Some are lucky to find their futures much like their childhood dreams. Others find the paths to their dreams strewn with hurdles.

Growing up, Sarah dodged her mother's blows. She often hid in her room crying about her life. Still, she believes in her future and the happiness it can bring. In their book, When Angels Fly, authors S. Jackson and A. Raymond tell Sarah's story - their stories. The authors use their journals to describe Sarah's experiences of family dysfunction, strength, courage, faith, abuse, grief, and so much more. You'll read how, like many, she attempts to escape from her mother's abuse through marriage. And like many, she learns it is not a viable alternative. Then Sarah experiences a parent's ultimate tragedy twice, the deaths of her sons, Joshua and Eli.

When Angels Fly is about much more than the telling of a family's tragedy. It is also the story of finding faith after it has wavered. Most of all, it's a story of love lost and found.

After reading When Angels Fly, I realized how fortunate I am that my two children are alive and well. ~ J. Thayer McKinney, author, Haunting of LaBelle

I can honestly say that no book that I have read in recent times has had the emotional impact on me that this book has had. I rode right alongside this mother from the first diagnosis of her child's illness, right through to the conclusion. Even before her child's illness, I had to keep asking myself; are there really parents out there who treat their children as horrifically as this woman's mother and her family had treated her? She went from an abused child, to a loveless marriage filled with physical, mental and sexual abuse, to losing her first child to a stillborn birth and then finally reaping the rewards with two beautiful young boys. Then little Eli was struck down with cancer. We follow his journey, step by step as the young mother attempts to keep her sanity, split her time between one child in hospital and one 250 miles away. You can feel her anguish and pain. The very people who should have been helping to ease her burden; her mother, her siblings and her soon to be ex-husband were so busy plotting and planning on how they could benefit from this turn of events, she was left to struggle along with support only from some special friends.

This book is a harrowing read, make no mistake, but it is also incredibly rewarding. To anyone who has ever complained about how hard their life is - I say; read "When Angels Fly". To anyone who has ever said their life sucked - I say; read "When Angels Fly". The courage, fortitude and the immense challenges that this woman and her beautiful son faced, you can't help but be uplifted and reminded just how much we all have to be grateful for.

The book is in a large part a daily journal of Eli's time in hospital and I totally understand the need the author felt to document every day - every day with her son was so very precious. The writing style was at times slightly hard to read, but nothing can take away from the powerful impact it had on me as a reader. I was truly moved by and genuinely felt everything this poor woman had to endure... mostly alone. Any other book that had these editorial issues would have only garnered four stars from me, but there's no way I could not give this five stars. The memories of Sarah, Noah and Eli will live in my memory well after I've consigned this book to the "read" shelf. I feel privileged to have shared Sarah's harrowing journey. When Angels Fly does exactly what it sets out to do I believe - it reminds us that "There but for the grace of God, go I". I recommend this book to all.... it will make you cry, but it will also uplift you. Well done.

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Storm Unleashed (Quantum Touch Book 4)

Storm Unleashed (Quantum Touch Book 4)

A North Korean missile launch. A naval base attacked. Does the nation face a new menace? Or is an old one taking a treacherous turn? A plot to destroy any possibility for peace moves into high gear just as the president negotiates an end to war in the Middle East.

When Fritz returns from a trip through the portal, the world around him seems to have changed. His portal through space and time has proved a powerful tool. But entering it risks undeniable dangers. Even successful missions leave a trail of death. But despite the peril, he is resolved to use it to end the threat and capture the conspirators. But who are they? What do they want? Does a traitor stalk the president? Once again, Fritz Russell finds his life upended. Bombs slam the White House and wreck the Oval Office. Suspicious killings continue. Information about a secretive cabal emerges. The portal might provide the only means of stopping resurgent violence in Manhattan, Washington, and around the world. Fritz, his wife Linda, and friends Ashley Gilbert and Major Jane Barclay confront great danger as a new storm of evil imperils the globe.

Determined to end the disruption to order, the men and women of Riverboro courageously use the portal to help the president bring light to the darkness of world politics. More info →
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