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Ready For Flynn

Ready For Flynn

At fifteen years old, Valerie Darsin, was loved and cherished by her brothers and boyfriend. Her small town world was happy and secure until a sudden betrayal forced her to flee. Returning home, Valerie found support in Flynn Docherty-a guy who left her with unfamiliar feelings when he disappeared from her life. Valerie learned to move on, until a life-changing event brought Flynn back, but was she ready? Has she ever been Ready For Flynn?

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Hyperearth

Hyperearth

A castle within the city of Lubena holds a secret: a portal to the alternate world of Hyperearth. Mary and Martina encounter beings that range from the curious to the dangerous. They must save their newfound friends and defeat the evil Sathon. Will they solve the quest and make it out in time? Or will they remain in Hyperearth forever? More info →
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Jazz Baby

Jazz Baby

While all of Mississippi bakes in the scorching summer of 1925, sudden orphanhood wraps its icy embrace around Emily Ann "Baby" Teegarten, a pretty young teen.

Taken in by an aunt bent on ridding herself of this unexpected burden, Baby Teegarten plots her escape using the only means at her disposal: a voice that brings church ladies to righteous tears, and makes both angels and devils take notice. "I'm going to New York City to sing jazz," she brags to anybody who'll listen. But the Big Apple--well, it's an awful long way from that dry patch of earth she'd always called home.

So when the smoky stages of New Orleans speakeasies give a whistle, offering all sorts of shortcuts, Emily Ann soon learns it's the whorehouses and opium dens that can sidetrack a girl and dim a spotlight...and knowing the wrong people can snuff it out.

Jazz Baby just wants to sing--not fight to stay alive. More info →
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Stealth Moves

Stealth Moves

Boston preppie Liv Smallwood rejects her apathetic lifestyle when she sees her only friend kidnapped. To confront the kidnapper, she'll use social media, Parkour, the nerve of an urban climber, and unstoppable will.

Bodyguard Holly Glasscock's martial arts skills can't help her untangle the dark secrets of the Smallwood family or the interwoven lives of historic Beacon Hill. Forthright Holly sees her dreams of a cop career fade as clever Liv eludes her.

Yet Liv and Holly must join forces to outwit Stealth, the genius whose identity split when his twin died. Torn between his own spider-like plan and his dead brother's growing control over the body they share, Stealth must give Brandon what he wants―and what Brandon wants is Liv Smallwood.

More than a tightly plotted thriller of unrelenting suspense, STEALTH MOVES spotlights female heroes in the real world, doing battle with frighteningly human villains. The mysteries unfold until the final, tantalizing page. More info →
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Shining Ones

Shining Ones

Ever feel you're different from other people?

For police officer Tessa Holly, it’s not a feeling; it’s a fact. She can change her body any way she chooses. She will never grow sick or old.

Born a descendant of Ireland’s magical Tuatha dé Danann (Clan of Danu), Tessa expects to follow her clan’s Rules in all things—friendships, career, even marriage.

But when her brother and a human girl are seized by enemies bent on stealing Danann longevity, the Rules don't help. To rescue the captives, Tessa must rely on a man no one trusts as her guide through cairns, castles and cathedrals of Ireland and Britain in search of her people’s greatest treasures.

Along the way, she discovers a power greater than all others. If she uses it, she could save—or destroy—her people. More info →
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Maelstrom

Maelstrom

Dr. Steven Collins has devoted his life to one cause: finding a way to prevent a catastrophic collision between Earth and an asteroid, like the one that killed off the dinosaurs millions of years ago. Collins spends years developing a shield—a device that uses the Earth’s own magnetic field—and finally reaches the point where he is ready to test it. But when Collins turns on his creation, he rips open a hole in time and space itself that hurls him forward in time, where he discovers to his horror that the device he created has caused the very global Armageddon he was trying to prevent.

Collins now must try to undo the damage he has done as best he can. But the few surviving members of the human race are slowly dying off, a century of living under the shield taking its toll, and they cannot leave the planet to try to build a new civilization elsewhere. For just beyond the shield lurks a madman who seeks to dominate the human race or exterminate it. More info →
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Reservations

Reservations

Reservations, a mystery/thriller, is set near Gallup, New Mexico where the Navajo, Hopi and Zuni reservations are adjacent. Three tribal leaders have been murdered —murdered in a fashion that suggests the deeds were carried out by the COYOTE, a legendary evil trickster feared by many Native Americans.

The tribal president contacts his old friend in the FBI for assistance in solving the crimes and preventing more murders. The FBI selects its star agent, Jack Del Rio, and dispatches him to New Mexico. Del Rio finds a situation tangled in political intrigue, and must work through those issues on his way to solving the mystery.

Assisting him in his quest is Officer Lucy Chee. A romantic interest develops between the two. Del Rio identifies the murderer, but not without further bloodshed and loss. More info →
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Shadow of the Drill

Shadow of the Drill

A Gritty and Violent Thriller.

A brutal experience transforms an unproven young tough into a ruthless killing machine. For fifteen years he waited, building his body into an unstoppable weapon so that vengeance would be had through the strength of his will and the power of his hands.

On the bloodstained streets of a northwestern city, the enforcer known as the Drill stalks his prey. Judge, Jury, and Executioner; he seeks out those who target the weak, condemning them to the kind of justice that has made him a legend. More info →
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Parasite Girls

Parasite Girls

Aidan Connor is a globetrotting American photojournalist. Burned out from a disastrous assignment, he turns up on the Tokyo doorstep of his old college friend, Mima. He soon learns that Mima's past (and his own) become present.

A talented artist, Mima is struggling to make it on her own. Two of her oldest friends, Sora and Eko are also battling a peculiar form of social injustice: they are branded "Parasite Singles" because both still live at home despite being in their early thirties.

Aidan knows everyone has a story: a brilliant painter, Sora suffers from mental illness. Eko, who appears to be the poster child for the term also has a dark past.

As he remakes himself, Aidan is reminded of what kept him close to Mima all these years. He also sees what keeps Mima, Sora, Eko and Mima's old love so close as well...one thing never dies. More info →
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Parenting … A Work in Progress

Parenting … A Work in Progress

Is it possible to raise well-adjusted children without losing your mind?

Parenting . . . A Work in Progress offers insightful strategies and humorous stories to guide seasoned, as well as new parents of children, newborn to adolescent.

Parenting has always been a trying job. Crypts found from the 11th century contain prayers from parents asking for help with their children. It’s the parents’ job to guide their children along the rocky road toward adulthood. Parenting . . . A Work in Progress can help you get there.

The five sections within this book cover elements of physical, cognitive, and social-emotional growth. In addition, each section contains chapters especially pertinent to that particular age group.

• The Infants and Toddlers section discusses potty training, temperament and attachment, prenatal drug use, and sleep disorders.

• The Early Childhood section covers play, discovery learning, behavior in public, nutrition, and teaching children about death.

• The Middle Childhood section includes self-esteem, parenting styles, love and friendship, and bullying.

• The Adolescence section covers organized thought, dreaming, peer pressure, eating disorders, and social media.

The information in the fifth section containing two chapters, “Divorce” and “Siblings,” pertains to all age groups. Many references for further reading are found within the body of the eBook and at the end of each section in print.

Join me in the adventure that is Parenting . . . A Work in Progress. More info →
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Novy’s Son: The Selfish Genius

Novy’s Son: The Selfish Genius

From his early childhood, Murray Clark sought love and acceptance from his father, who was raised as the bastard child of a famous artist. Murray struggled with jealousy toward his younger brothers, and he questioned the morals and values of people around him.

As an adult, Matthew lived life his way, with years of lying, womanizing, and heavy drinking. Though married four times, did he ever find unconditional love? Would Murray’s high intelligence, his love for his two daughters, and his unique philosophy of life help him rise above his demons? More info →
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Davida: Model and Mistress of Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Davida: Model and Mistress of Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Augustus Saint-Gaudens was the premier American sculptor from 1880-1920. Though married he fell in love with his model, Davida Johnson Clark and their love affair lasted more than twenty-five years. This fictionalized account will introduce the reader to some of the great art, historical facts, and the moral values of that era.

The author is the great-granddaughter from this union and her purpose in writing the book is to bring recognition to Davida and remove any negative stigma to her. Her grandfather suffered his whole life from being labeled a bastard while growing up and this story is intended to remove that label.

How can a love affair last for such a long period of time? What affect did it have on his career? How did his wife and son cope with their being a second family? More info →
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Fantasy Patch

Fantasy Patch

Picture This!

Danté Roenik creates ad campaigns, reveling in the fine art of rendering his concepts on million-dollar canvasses financed by big-budget clients. Intoxicated by the sheer power of directing public opinion, he dares wage war against the conglomerate behind a worldwide anti-depressant increasingly associated with sporadic violence. To juxtapose his images with reality, he enlists a mixed palette of business tycoons, his fiancée/attorney, a team of corporate-spy soldiers of fortune, one resurgent news anchor, and the best TV-production crew in Chicago.

But the sharp lines dividing perception from truth begin to blur when the darker motives shaping mass media come to light. Forced to re-examine the ethics of designer pharmacology, Danté is painted into a corner, his future about to be erased as patients die, clients lie, and unhealthy doses of murder prove too hard to swallow.

Too late to whitewash the stain of deceit, Danté must decide who deserves to appear in his picture, the true subject an unfinished self-portrait way past its own deadline.

It’s not what you see, not what you get . . .

But all you could ever imagine.

Let Danté show you how . . .

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An Ill Wind is Blowing

An Ill Wind is Blowing

"A desperate note comes from Armondo Whyle asking Sampson, Arley, and Joshua to come and take his daughter away from their plantation that would soon be visited by a band of hated Redshirts intent on subjecting Deanna to a horrible fate because she had resisted the advances of their leader.

In the gunfight that follows, six Redshirts are killed and the four still alive are put in leg irons and sent home. With the first battle won, Joshua begins to train the black field hands who once were slaves how to fight back.

When the Redshirts attack again, in greater numbers, they are no match for a determined army who wants only their freedom.

Fear begins to spread through the outlaw ranks. Oscar Blaylock feels it is time to invite Arley and company out to Black Seed. Once there, he takes Arley on a tour of the grounds, while his mistress, Serena, takes Sampson on a tour of the house. But upstairs in a room alone, her warning is clear, “Go home, Mister Sampson. Oscar knows the real reason you are here. Soon he will kill you all.”

But the black army grows stronger, and it is not long before the remaining Redshirts are sent downriver to the same waiting slave ship, never to be heard from again. Only Blaylock is left to face Sampson in the yard at Black Seed during a triple wedding with an ending no one expected." More info →
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Escape Back to Charleston

Escape Back to Charleston

"Serena, a young black mistress, has been caught trying to escape from her master, and the couple helping her along the Underground Railroad has been murdered.

The two Pinkerton detectives following her have turned up dead also.

“That goddamn war didn’t solve a thing, Arley. I couldn’t see an end to the killing of blacks and whites alike.” With those words, Sampson pulled Arley close. “That’s why I had to leave. Heading West and finding you was the only good thing to come out of all the death and destruction.”

Now the path is set. Sampson, Arley, and Joshua make plans to return to Charleston to find answers to a mystery that has drawn them into a deadly plot two thousand miles away. On a stagecoach to Denver, they stop a band of robbers who are intent on stealing a chest of silver hidden under the floorboards. And then they must save two young passengers from forced service in a brothel.

When they narrowly escape marauding Indians on the trail across Kansas, Arley begins to wonder why she came along. Then they arrive in St. Louis, where she is introduced to the world of high fashion: dresses and gowns must be made to order, so daring as to get every man’s attention

Once in Charleston, she will masquerade as a wealthy cattlewoman looking to buy plantation land while they search for Serena. But they must overcome the suspicions of Oscar Blaylock, who has already ordered four people killed. A daunting task, because it is Serena, his coveted mistress, they have come to rescue so Joshua can take her as his wife." More info →
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A Stranger Came Among Them

A Stranger Came Among Them

"John Sampson, the mysterious stranger who survived the Civil War and is searching for his soul after four years of fighting had taken it away.

Hannah Marco, the older woman who draws Sampson into a deadly plot with a bold promise of complete surrender. Arley Ruttlinger, the young spitfire who wants Hannah out of her life because of a past love affair with her father she believes caused her mother’s death.

Hate has festered deep. Arley will stop at nothing to destroy Hannah, even fling herself at Rand Calder, who would do anything to keep Arley coming into his bed.

A pact is sealed; Sampson is lead into the mountains lashed to a packhorse, where Calder orders his men to kill him and bury his body.

When Arley hears Calder admit he ordered Sampson killed, the myth of Calder professing his love for her is shown for what it is; a lie!

She must warn Sampson a new plan is about to be set in motion, to end her father’s leadership over the territory and have the fastest gunfighters on Calder’s payroll draw down on Sampson. Now Arley and Sampson must join forces, as Calder confronts them in a church filled with women and children praying for the safe return of their men folk.

They both have endured too much for her to lose him now. She will take up a gun against the man she has come to hate in order to save the man she now loves." More info →
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Where Shadows Fall

Where Shadows Fall

When the Rangers discover that a deadly and horrific dragon of unspeakable power has been loosed upon their world, they must find a way to destroy the monster before the creature of shadows burns them all into oblivion. Complicating their efforts, the discovery of a secret and hidden dragon cult that worships the monster, and a conspiracy of dark forces from the realm of shadows, threatens to destroy the peace their world has known for centuries and bring war to the people of Hir.

Struggling to survive the deepest of betrayals, the Rangers face a dark and foreboding time, as the world of Hir changes dramatically around them.

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A Whisper in the Shadows

A Whisper in the Shadows

When the Ranger Baric meets the exotic and alluring woman from Vaar'da, called Whisper, he agrees to assist her on what seems a simple rescue mission that soon turns into something far more complicated than he expected. Their journey soon becomes a deadly and suicidal quest into the Great Divide, an area of Hir where men fear to travel, into the realm of the demonic Manenase, who live under a great volcano in the center of the Boiling Sea.

The fate of Hir depends on the courage and skills of the heroic Rangers and their small Vaar'da companion, as they struggle to save the world of Hir from impending disaster.

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Shadow Storm (Quantum Touch Book 3)

Shadow Storm (Quantum Touch Book 3)

Will evil prevail? Can the portal “Give Peace a Chance?”

What will Fritz Russell have to confront next? And where? After he opened the portal into the Oval Office and became friends with the man who works there, Fritz reluctantly agreed to help the president make the world a safer place. He saved hostages, helped prevent a nuclear war, and began a life of excitement and danger he never saw coming.

Now an ominous shadow has been cast by a hidden enemy prepared to use violence to upend world affairs. The president has only a year left in office, and every disruption fuels his concern. As violence escalates and Fritz himself becomes a target, the portal may be the only way he and the president can end the growing danger and bring peace to the globe.

But the voice in the shadows believes they cannot thwart his plan. “Uncertainty breeds fear,” he says. “Fear wins elections. Scared people don’t want more of what makes them afraid.”

SHADOW STORM (the third book of the Quantum Touch series) plunges Fritz into the portal’s mysteries and dangers. More info →
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Drowning By Numbers

Drowning By Numbers

It's 1994. Blur and Oasis are in the charts. New Labour are on the near horizon. Ladbroke Grove is the place, a thriving hub of art, music and cultural diversity.

Emerging from the wreckage of another lost weekend, Indie Guitarist of the Year, Joe E Byron, hurries home on the Tube to face the consequences of his actions. Ten years on the road has taken its toll. He should be spending more time with Justine and the kids. Instead, he's restless, angry, and in conflict with his manager and the rest of the band. Dark habits threaten his marriage and career. The curse of addiction that will rob him of everything. And at the heart of it all, a yearning to be free, to take off and never come back.

But that can't happen. There's too much at stake.

Besides,

He's a god.<

He's a legend.

And the only thing worse than dying is the prospect of fading away. More info →
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Surfing the Edge: a survivor’s guide to bipolar disorder

Surfing the Edge: a survivor’s guide to bipolar disorder

The TV's on

The computer's on

The stereo's on

Sleep is a waste of time

Welcome to the world of Bipolar Disorder, a journey to the outer edges of the mind.

A story told with humour, honesty and insight by Adam, Faye and Alastair, three survivors who have experienced the illness first hand. With contributions from Mental Health professional, Chris Kelly.

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The Fowler’s Snare: A Novel of Ancient Egypt

The Fowler’s Snare: A Novel of Ancient Egypt

Between the great powers of Egypt and her old foe Kush lies the kingdom of Alodia, a desert kingdom on the brink of revolt. As the Alodian King lies dying, a small task force crosses the Egyptian borders to find a cure.

When Egypt’s great commander hears of an Alodian army presence, he begins to amass his troops for war. But Pharaoh Kheper-Re has other plans. Determined the Alodians have arrived under false pretenses, he challenges their leader to a chariot race against a few of his best men.

Commander Shenq’s team are determined to win. But they must confront the harsh desert terrain and the obstacles it holds. With so much at stake, treachery and sorcery are once again in season as the kings of two rival kingdoms go head-to-head. It is a race that will cost the loser everything he holds dear.

“Superb story-telling that will keep you glued, in cinematic fashion, to the very last page.” B.A. Morton, Author of The Wildewood Chronicles.

“A very powerful and poetic piece of literature.” Karen Charlton, Author of The Heiress of Linn Hagh and Catching the Eagle

“Readers will be bound by the spell that C.M.T. Stibbe weaves from the very first page.” John Breeden II, Author of Old Number Seven More info →
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How Blue is my Valley

How Blue is my Valley

Humorous travel book about moving to France from IPPY and Global Ebook Award Winner Jean Gill

'Laugh out loud ... this autobiography from Welsh writer and photographer Jean Gill tells the tale of her first year in Provence - complete with challenging situations and thought-provoking musings. Jean takes readers on a tour of the beautiful Drome area, painting such a vivid picture of the fields of lavender, sunflowers and olive trees that you could almost be there with her.' - Living France Magazine The true scents of Provence? Lavender, thyme and septic tank. Discover the real Provence in good company. There are hundreds of interesting things you can do in a bath but washing dishes is not one of them, nor what writer Jean Gill had in mind when she swopped her Welsh Valley for a French one.

Keen to move out of the elephant's stomach, that stew of grey mists called weather in Wales, she offered her swimming certificate to a bemused Provencale estate agent and bought a house with good stars and its own spring-water. Or rather, as it turns out, a neighbour's spring-water that is the only supply to the kitchen, which, according to the nice men from the Water Board, is emptying its dirty water directly and illegally onto the main road... and there's worse ...

But how can you resist a village called Dieulefit, `God created it', the village 'where everyone belongs'.

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The Secret of Trail House Lodge: Sophie

The Secret of Trail House Lodge: Sophie

An old deserted lodge, an unsolved bank robbery, and a mummified body all lead to a string of mysteries that junior, super-sleuth Sophie Collins and her friends stumble on when they discover hidden passages and secret rooms while exploring the old Trail House Lodge.

Find out how Sophie unravels the mysteries in The Secret of Trail House Lodge, book two in the Sophie Collins Mystery series by best selling author Madge H. Gressley. More info →
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The Journey of the Marked (The Miyran Heir) (Volume 1)

The Journey of the Marked (The Miyran Heir) (Volume 1)

Marked at age 16. Forced to leave home. You become the hunted. Could you survive?

"A gripping fantasy adventure. A FINALIST and highly recommended." -- The Wishing Shelf Awards

"..Very adventurous, thrilling,and action-packed."-- Litpick.com

"What a rich, complex world thisauthor has created!" -- author Sunshine Somerville

The mark means honor. The mark invites death.

On a distant planet, Eros thrives in the Human settlement he calls home. Raised to follow his grandfather's noble footsteps, he studies the details of each species that co-exist here. But when the mark appears, he's called to fight, which changes his life forever.

Forced to abandon his home, the mark makes him the hunted. He's attacked the night he arrives in the city. A tough, street fighter named Kenrya saves his life. When they join others on the same journey, her cynical attitude drives a wedge between the group.

Given the perils facing them, can they put aside their differences and trusteach other long enough to survive?

Discover this epic adventure where an individual's unique abilities can change the course of the future.

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Been There, Noted That: Essays in Tribute to Life

Been There, Noted That: Essays in Tribute to Life

Been There, Noted That:

Essays In Tribute To Life

*Observations, Inspiration, Remembrance, & Noteworthies To Share

The simple lives of everyday people in a mundane world prove extraordinary in this collection of 54 personal-experience essays by novelist Stephen Geez. The eclectic mix of memoir, commentary, humor, and appreciation covers a wide range of topics, each beautifully illustrated by artists and photographers from the Fresh Ink Group. Geez catches what many of us miss, then considers how we might all share the most poignant of lessons. Been There, Noted That aims to reveal who we are, examine where we’ve been, and discover what we dare strive to become. More info →
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Papala Skies

Papala Skies

Chicago native Rochelle DuFortier likes to imagine the future, her world a series of picture postcards so vivid they sometimes seem real. When a foolish mistake at thirteen causes her mother’s death, she’s sent to a secluded Hawaiian valley, an outsider “haole-girl” among pidgin-speaking boys who hurl flaming papala spears under the full moon to summon her mother’s spirit. After boarding school and a prestigious university back east, the ambitious young woman is torn between chasing new career opportunities, discovering her mother’s heritage in a remote French village, and meeting obligations pulling her back to Hawaii.

On this island steeped in ancient mythology and modern superstition, Rochelle tests the possibility of sharing pieces of her life with those whose beliefs she barely understands and never intends to embrace. She dives the depths of a pristine coral lagoon, conceals bodies in a subterranean lava tube, and challenges the eruptions of a living volcano, even as she deciphers the truth about her mother’s death and struggles to satisfy new debts born of old betrayals.

Papala Skies is the story of a young woman who makes all the right choices, only to find herself living an unexpected life. It is about the need to belong, and seeking one’s own version of truth amid such differing cultures’ responses to wrenching loss and abiding grief. It is about yearning for a sense of place, yet having to confront new ways to honor the love of family and friends.

Will Rochelle lose what matters most, or might she learn what the smart octopus already knows? More info →
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Dance of the Lights

Dance of the Lights

Frank relishes fast success and early retirement, but struggling to preserve his life’s work thrusts him into a desperate battle to protect the people he cares about most.

Beverly seeks a new beginning in Tarpon Springs—until those she trusts steal control of her destiny, forcing a fight for her very survival.

All twelve-year-old Kevin wants is attention from the only man he respects, yet murder and the wrenching indifference of a callous legal system toward one vulnerable child proves even friendship might never be enough.

Riven by tragedy, consumed by grief, all three must confront the wondrous possibility that our indelible bonds may somehow transcend even death, that a cherished soul truly can find the way back.

Only together might this improbable family dare embrace their own brand of unexpected love, that infinite potential to achieve more than any one person can alone. Through it all, they are teased by the mystery of those dancing lights, a million pinpoints in every imaginable color swirling to form brilliant images of extraordinary lives. More info →
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Zhasou Pure

Zhasou Pure

How can I kill my own kids? Purple-skinned Sullrob could never imagine taking his loved ones’ lives, be they racially contaminated or not—but others prove all too eager to seize that honor.

Am I risking my children’s future? Peach-faced widower-dad Brog Pawligan tries smuggling to build a better life ground-side for his own “orbiter brats”—but what will happen to them if he gets caught . . . or worse?

“Abig big big peoples an’ li’l peoples,” says big brown-bodied Heilen Hewed about his burgeoning community, “peoples of ev-ree colors, afrom all over th’galaxy!”—but will the lethal aspirations of an interplanetary corporation steal this stellar chance to reclaim his wife and boy?

There where fuzzy weenshuggers sing in the pink light of dual moons, where prejudice and fear threaten to out-kill a deadly global plague, how can the ascension of one squeaky-voiced little Seeliot lad save billions of souls scattered among the stars?

It might just be time for a new breed in myriad colors to transform the ancient Celebration of Life—the recitation, ritual water, and tiniest pinch of pungent sweet granules from the exquisite purple plant that everybody adores served up . . . Zhasou Pure! More info →
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Fresh Ink Group Short Story Showcase #1

Fresh Ink Group Short Story Showcase #1

Disclaimer: Stephen Geez is NOT the author of this title, nor any short stories found within. These are contest entries that he edited. However, he does have full, non-exclusive publication rights.

Fresh Ink Group showcases 42 compelling prize-winners from its literary and genre short-story contests. Eclectic, daring, subtle, provocative, diverse—this wide-ranging collection by authors from across the USA and around the world transcends the limits of single-theme anthologies to explore the best of many styles and bold new ideas.

Travel through time and space, yearn to escape the Dust Bowl, ache with a wounded soldier’s lover, cringe with a boy who fears the mirror’s face, flee a southern farm’s deadly snake, live the obsession of suicidal love lost, laugh at those foibles of politicians run amok, plot to escape a serial killer’s lair, revel in the seduction of sorcerous charms, warn neighbors away from a malevolent house, face inevitable death on the moon, walk with a dead man seeking the one who did him wrong, find light in a Holocaust child’s heart, lament for desire in a life never lived . . .

Discerning story-lovers are invited to listen for the voices of these newly favorite authors in Fresh Ink Group Short Story Showcase #1. Keep turning the pages to discover what unexpected delights beckon next. More info →
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Invigilator

Invigilator

A Tennessee teen in the mid-1990s, Eugene Weisman enjoys pretending to defend a so-called “alien”—until the game turns deadly and his life depends on what others believe.

Hand-picked to helm Program Invigil, Colonel Chester McGovern takes responsibility for detection, isolation, and eradication—then unleashes enormous inter-military power cloaked in black-helicopter secrecy.

Tiring of the clandestine wet-work biz, soldier of fortune Flynn Durbett settles down to run a weapons-smuggling ring for governments and underground patriots—but then old obligations renew, and his own opinions matter less than standing up for others’.

As Eugene attracts followers who declare him the true savior, McGovern lays siege to American citizens while searching for the missing black box in his obsessive mission to preserve life as we know it.

Do we really need to be protected? And who will deliver us?—the military, or a loosely organized rag-tag militia? Is it all fantasy, or a threat greater than we ever imagined?

Everybody has the right to believe, but only one can be the Invigilator.

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Ghost of a Shadow: Book One of the Sadie Myers Chronicles

Ghost of a Shadow: Book One of the Sadie Myers Chronicles

Is this The End of Sadie Myers?

Ever since tragedy struck her family one year ago, Sadie’s life has become a dark brew of unearthly visions and vivid dreams in which a mysterious shadow man follows her every move. Are all these bizarre happenings real or figments of this fifteen-year-old’s troubled mind? When she’s pulled into a world so different from her own, everything she thinks she knows is turned upside down. Will she find the truth behind these unsettling episodes? Can Sadie walk through the shadows, the fear of unknown evil, and get to the other side alive?

Editorial Reviews

“An otherworldly setting, grounded by irresistible melodrama and an unshakeable protagonist worth rooting for.” -Kirkus Reviews

"Ghost of a Shadow is something that is very hard to come by these days: original. .Ghost of a Shadow treads entirely new ground. The authors tell an innovative, engaging and thoroughly entertaining tale weaving two characters, and really two worlds, together seamlessly. Sadie Myers is someone everyone can relate to and more importantly, someone to look up to. She resonates with a genuineness and honest quality that was both refreshing and thought provoking. I enjoyed every moment of reading this book and in this topsy-turvy world, what more could you ask for? Sadie Myers rocks!" -Scott Young, author of Falling into Place

“'Ghost of a Shadow' is a coming-of-age story that seamlessly weaves reality and fantasy into a lovely tapestry. Curious from the first page, I cannot wait to see what happens next in the series.” -Stephanie Sommerlad Bello, author of Trinkett and the Legend of the Locket

“One of my new favorite Young Adult books this year.” -LM Hart, author

About the Author

Andrea and Leslie are two sisters collaborating on writing through obstacles and illness. It is an entirely new way to know each other while working on their mission of Peace and Empowerment. Andrea earned a culinary degree and worked as a chef and general manager for many years. She now focuses on her passion for writing. She writes short stories and continues to work on additional collaborative writing projects. Leslie earned degrees in Literature and Education. She taught elementary school as well as writing and technology to teachers. A successful grant writer, she later evaluated incoming grants for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. More recently she worked on her certification in Life Coaching. She's drafted four novels and various short stories. More info →
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Apocalypse Orphan (The Fractured Earth Saga Book 1)

Apocalypse Orphan (The Fractured Earth Saga Book 1)

Commander Orlando Iron Wolf is aboard the International Space Station when a blinking light on his computer console alerts him to a fast moving comet headed for a collision with planet Earth.

With no way to stop the impending doomsday, the world descends into panic and anarchy. Massive transport ships are built to colonize the moon, and evacuation of a chosen few begins.

After a shuttle mission to study the approaching comet goes awry, Wolf is forced into cryogenic deep sleep, and the onboard computer assumes control of the ship.

Wolf awakens 50,000 years later to a wildly different earth. Endowed with incredible strength, he finds himself caught in a war between primitive tribes, and his survival depends on Syn, an advanced computer intelligence who has fallen in love with him.

Will Wolf be able to help restore Earth to its past glory or is civilization doomed to fail?

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Stone Cottage

Stone Cottage

Victoria Anne McBride is dead, mourned and buried. Unfortunately, she doesn’t see it that way and refuses to move on. There’s something she needs to tell her husband, Will. Until she does, she will wait for his return to their home, Stone Cottage. For as long as it takes, she will wait...wait...wait.

Rebecca Wainwright is a 21st century woman. Her world is perfectly controlled. Just the way she likes it. Tragedy strikes and she descends into chaos. Trying to heal, she searches for a sanctuary...a place of her own, away from the burdensome concern of her family and best friend. A place where she can lick her wounds without anyone watching. She stumbles across a lovely stone home located off the beaten path and feels completely at home, as if she’d been there before. Why is she so drawn to this place? How can it help her to heal?

Perhaps, Annie can help.

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Joanna’s Journey

Joanna’s Journey

Escaping a broken romance, Joanna runs head long into another, and then another. Managing two long distance relationships at the same time is complicated and made even more so when her best friend is a good looking guy who knows her better than most.

Set in the 1980s, Joanna and her sister, Sandie are two very beautiful women. After a cruel upbringing, both girls have their scars, but deal with things differently and as with most sisters, they clash.

When the unthinkable happens and Joanna's world implodes, she finds herself alone to face what she can't and won't accept. It is times like these you find out who your friends are and who you can trust, or more importantly, who you can't.

Note: This book was originally called Star Struck and as gone through a rewrite.

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Ice Rift

Ice Rift

Action adventure sci-fi horror set in Antarctica.

Humans have always looked to the stars for signs of Extraterrestrials.

They have been looking in the wrong place.

They are already here, entombed in a spaceship beneath Antarctic ice for thousands of years.

The ice is melting and they will soon be free.


A huge rift in the ice is discovered in Antarctica that stretches for 18 miles, (29 km) and 820 feet (250 meters) apart at its widest point.

When environmental scientists enter the ice rift to check out an anomaly on NASA's satellite scans of the area, they discover something far more life threatening than the raging blizzard trapping them in the rift. They are unarmed and unprepared for their ensuing fight for survival.

Ice Rift plot themes:

Action

Adventure

Survival

Horror

Science fiction

First Contact

Aliens

Spacecraft

Exploration

First feedback:

"An exciting adrenaline rush that rarely lets you stop for a breather."

"The story quickly draws you in and refuses to let go until the last page. An excellent adventure set in Antarctica. 10/10."

"The imaginative mind of the author has produced a thrilling action adventure horror filled with atmosphere and claustrophobic locations. I dreaded each time the characters opened another door. Highly enjoyable read."

"Atmospheric locations and a cleverly written plot full of surprises. Richard was my favourite character. It was easy to imagine myself exploring the spacecraft with them. I liked the way the scientists had no weapons to defend themselves with, but had to rely on their wits to survive. It made a change from the usual gung-ho hero machinegun killing scenarios."


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The Shadow of Narwyrm: (Rangers of Laerean, #3)

The Shadow of Narwyrm: (Rangers of Laerean, #3)

The world of Hir now stands on the brink of war with the demonic Manenase and their massive horde of Morok minions. Baric and his friends journey to the haunted Ghost Swamp to find the lost Amulet of Thiranor, which holds the key to stopping Doomrage, once and for all.

In the epic conclusion to the Shadows Trilogy of the Rangers of Laerean series, much lore from the ancient past is learned, while the shadow of the great Dragon Spirit, Narwyrm, looms over them all.

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Souls: A Novel

Souls: A Novel

Souls is the unforgettable story of Ann, and the painful death of her twin sister, Celeste. Ann sets out on a quest to find the killer of her womb-mate following the subsequent death of her parents and after depression nearly kills her.

Ann finds herself in California seeking out a Hollywood producer as the perpetrator and while there finds her soul coming back to life when she meets a young actor, Tyler Peters. She cringes at the idea of dating someone younger and becoming a ‘cougar’, but she may be able to use him for his Hollywood connections. An astonishing electricity between the two turns to a passionate and deep love that is tested by an unpredictable twist that comes when Ann figures out who is behind her sister’s death.

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Stage 3: A Post Apocalyptic Thriller

Stage 3: A Post Apocalyptic Thriller

Blindness was just the beginning.

It was only when the virus progressed to Stage 2 that the true horror emerged. Ordinary people were being turned into mindless predators, and it didn't take Mason long to figure out their prey of choice.

He thought he'd had nothing left to lose, but now he is all that stands between a young girl and a gruesome fate, and he's sworn to protect her with his very life. They'll have to be smart, they'll have to be strong, and they'll have to be every bit as ruthless as the swarm, but even as Mason and Mackenzie battle their way from one horror to the next in a desperate flight through a world gone mad, they both know that their time is running out. The virus isn't done yet. Stage 3 is coming, and things are about to get a whole lot worse.

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The Lyncis Optima Concordat

The Lyncis Optima Concordat

The Dinarians are the bearers of two incredible gifts. It was they who first gained the ability to traverse space. As they did so, they became aware of the fact that every heavenly body, whether it be star or planet, has its own unique gravitational signature - its cosmic fingerprint, so to speak. This knowledge prompted them to depart from the use of propulsion and the vast amounts of fuel expended in travel. Each of these signatures would become the means of moving from point to point. If that signature is selected, a craft is drawn there based upon the signature without the use propulsion. As they continued to map the Lynx region of space they were able to continually expand their familiarity with the whole of the region. At the same time they observed, from a distance, those other races who would soon gain the ability to leave the surface of their worlds - to take flight. These fledgling races, upon doing so, were approached by the Dinarians with an outstretched hand of friendship. Over time, a number of different worlds gained the ability to travel space and others would also follow. The Dinarians decided that something would be needed to prevent any of the travelers from ever encroaching upon or taking advantage of any of the others. An agreement was formed and all who joined were given the secret to the Dinarians’ expertise and knowledge of the region. That is the first of the two gifts. The second is the impressive station where member worlds convene. The Lyncis Optima is the jewel of the galaxy. It was built as a gift to those member worlds and the Dinarians are the perpetual hosts. For millennia it has served and those who maintain it are privileged to do so. In circuit it visits the homes of its members and the ambassadors convene in the Great Chamber which is positioned at the nucleus of the station. Together they make up “The Lyncis Optima Concordat”. More info →
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Quest On Kamkor

Quest On Kamkor

Some say that the Trail of Kamkor was formed long ago as a great beast moved along the earth. Some say that Kamkor never ends. One thing is certain. If one is to avoid the dense forests of the highlands Kamkor is the only means of travel; and if these two young men accept their challenge Kamkor, with all of its perils will take them far from the mountains and across the lowlands. Young and naive, the perils of this ancient trail might be too much for ones of such tender years. Two mysterious mentors will aid them . . . if they accept. More info →
PHASE

PHASE

Nelvin Crumbholtz is anything but your regular guy, as much as he would like to be. Skinny, nerdy and trapped in a dead end job as a telemarketer. The job market is just too competitive for him to find anything better. Huhh. Anything better. Boy! Was he in for a surprise.
His car is on its last leg, he barely makes ends meet and no girl will look his way because of his anemic appearance. He works out faithfully to improve his appearance; but to no avail.

Countless hours have been spent keeping his resume in tip top shape and every evening he is at the computer surfing the web for companies that he can submit it to. One night after doing so he experienced something that defies description. To try and relate his experience to someone would only invite laughter or ridicule.

He wants something better. What he gets is . . . well . . . you just won't believe it.
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The Kaleidoscope

The Kaleidoscope

What if advances in artificial intelligence, combined with mystical elements found in the earth, could produce inexplicable images of the future? Harold Donaldson unwillingly becomes the custodian of a beautiful, handcrafted kaleidoscope that changes the viewer’s future and becomes the focus of evil operatives intent on capturing the kaleidoscope for nefarious purposes.

Brilliant but socially inept, Harold has distanced himself from any connection to his dysfunctional childhood. Abandoned by a father accused of his mother’s death, Harold trusts no one until the ’scope forces him to accept a circle of friends he must rely on. To protect all their lives from imminent danger, Harold must discover the source of the ’scope’s mysterious powers. Just as he is on the verge of learning how it works and why his past connects to his future, he must face disturbing truths he’s run from all his life. More info →
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Goddess

Goddess

Leila King leads a double life…

In reality, she is a normal woman with everyday problems. A tough job as the Executive Assistant to an overbearing boss, Mr. Gordon Roth, whose sole purpose in life seems to be to make her life miserable.

As a powerful dominatrix in her other world, Leila takes on the persona of Goddess. In her fantasy world, Goddess rules with an iron fist and it begs for her mercy.

When her two worlds collide one night at the Red Velvet Room, a local BDSM club founded by her mentor and teacher, Master Jason, she is faced with a choice. Should she play along and usher her new subject into her world of domination and submission?

Goddess portrays a power-struggle that spills over into both Leila’s worlds culminating in a plethora of difficulties she must deal with while juggling her new play-thing, Gordon and her faithful servant, Matthew. A love triangle that is sure to have Leila on the edge of chaos.

How long can Leila ride the line between her fantasy and reality worlds undiscovered? We shall see… More info →
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Caught Between Two Worlds

Caught Between Two Worlds

A vacation on the shores of the Egyptian Red Sea was Veronica Blake’s long lasting dream.

But dreams turn into nightmares. Controlling boyfriend Peter complains and embarrasses her frequently in front of everybody from the start. A trip to the ancient sites turns into a disaster. But the salvation comes in the form of the mysterious Nicholas, a blue-eyed man she remembers from the hotel.

Deep in the Sahara desert Veronica encounters a totally different way of life. She desperately seeks the truth about everything that happened. Alone and afraid of her new written future she finds consolation with Nicholas, the only man she’s left to trust.

Will she ever accept the truth she seeks, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?

Will she be able to find a way back to the life she was forced to leave behind? More info →
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Eye of a Fly

Eye of a Fly

Short description: Raised by slum-dwelling alcoholics, an autistic teen struggles to complete college and woo a handicapped girl—with bittersweet results.

Longer description: Eye of a Fly is a novel of tragedy and redemption with a cast of characters that includes:

* Ernest Wentworth, a profoundly introverted boy who inhabits a world of mathematics and music. *

Tiffany, his innocent younger sister whose friends practice voodoo.

* Warren, Ernest's talented but learning-disabled younger brother whose suicide triggers the novel's finale.

* Harry, Ernest's father. A former Hollywood screen writer, he has always dreamed of drinking hard, seeing the world, and writing like Hemingway—but only succeeded at the first.

* Annie, a handicapped but radiant girl who draws Ernest out of his shell.

***

JD Salinger for the New Millenium.

A brutal delight written with the compassion and wisdom of the greats, Eye of a Fly by Justin R Smith is one of my favorite books by a living author.

Written in simple, honest and accessible poetic language, it goes right to the reader’s heart. There is so much more to this story than the description would suggest. A truly beautiful transcendent reading experience cleverly disguised as a sincere and heartfelt urban coming of age tale, it is, in fact a journey into the heart of redemption of the human spirit.

And even being at times a real tear-jerker, the book has humorously slapstick moments which are so rude and outright funny, I nearly s**t my pants laughing. The scene at the butcher’s counter at the corner grocery store is one of those hilariously surreal literary memories that I will doubtless take with me to the grave — and quite probably beyond. Justin Smith with this splendid new book has earned himself a place as the new millennium's answer to JD Salinger. Bravo!

— Jonathan Shaw

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Lives Collide

Lives Collide

You can plan your life, but sometimes life has a mind of its own…

Following Lisa’s near-death experience as a teenager, she is haunted by the emerald-green eyes of the stranger who saved her life. Her only connection to him is the leather jacket he left behind. Years later, she’s still reeling from the aftereffects of her injuries, convinced that no man will love her once he uncovers her secret. She lives a life of solitude and hides behind her days of monotony. And then James storms into her life.

After James helps a young girl in a car accident, he sets his life course—determined that nothing will stand in his way. Once he accomplishes his dreams, one unforeseen event changes his orderly existence into one of chaos. He spirals downward and can’t summon the strength to pull himself from the edge of despair. Until Lisa becomes a beautiful distraction.

Familiarity and a sense of peace draw them to one another. They soon discover they lived parallel lives that intertwined at the most crucial points. Can their revelations help them face their fears and move forward, or will history repeat itself?

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At the Heart of the Stone

At the Heart of the Stone

Dreams are the perfect shelter for our fantasies, safe havens to step inside without changing our daily lives. For Lark Braithwaite, all that is about to change. During the last six months, Lark has dreamt of a mysterious Irish lover who knows what she wants and gives her exactly what she needs. In her waking life in busy London, things aren’t as ideal, as her long-term relationship with Charles, her controlling fiancé, has hit a dry spell.

When Lark is called home to Oregon for her father’s funeral right in the middle of a high-stakes corporate merger, she heads back to face the demons from her past. What she doesn’t expect is to meet her dream lover in the flesh. Niall O’Hagan steps straight out of her fantasies and right into her life, and the powerful connection they share rocks her foundation. Although she's dealing with the bitterness of being betrayed by Charles and his jealousy, Niall soon stirs Lark’s awareness of the superficiality of her existence and reawakens not only her sexuality, but her soul. More info →
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Sonnet Coupled

Sonnet Coupled

ALWAYS FAITHFUL

Sheltered and cosseted, Sonnet Mendoza abided by her papi’s wishes her whole life: no boys, studies first and always. Now an ER nurse in a busy Chicago hospital, medical school is so close Sonnet can taste it. Just like her father always wanted. Just like she can she can taste all the things she wants—like Griffith Parker, the man of her dreams and her new housemate.

Working “graves” in a large hospital as a security guard while attending the police academy during the day doesn’t leave ex-Marine Griffith Parker any personal time, but after meeting the beautiful Sonnet Mendoza, business as usual is anything but. Sassy, smart…and interested in him, too? Except, she’s made an art of keeping her distance, and she’s been clear that her plans don’t include him. But the heart wants what the heart wants. His wants Sonnet. He’ll put it on the line to win her. More info →
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Fanpenciltastic: Billy and the Missing Alphabet Adventures

Fanpenciltastic: Billy and the Missing Alphabet Adventures

Billy is not a pencil who wants to write about adventures--he wants to live them!

He gets more than his share, though, when he heads out into the world on a quest to find A's friends B to Z. Where they are, is a mystery, but Billy has to find them before A is moving to a new home.

In a whirlwind of adventures, Billy has to brave raging rivers, fight fires, and deal with giant spiders, liars, and crooks. He will need all the help his new animal friends like Dudley Bug, Miss Eagerdig, Director Daydoze, and Gobble DeGoop can give him.

With only fourteen days to go, it's a race against time.Still, twenty-five letters should be hard to miss. After all, how big can the world be?

Will Billy keep his promise and find the letters in time, or will A lose her friends forever?

Billy wants adventures--and Holy Jotter, does he get them!

FANPENCILTASTIC has everything children will love; adventures, fun, friendship, a fairy tale, jokes, tongue twisters, mystery, and lovable animal characters.

Each of the twenty-six chapters features a fun adventure as we follow Billy the pencil over fields, through forests, into factories, across farm yards, and join his epic quest.

Mark Kelly, National School Principal:

"Fanpenciltastic sparkles with wit and humour, artfully smuggling the learning of words into a beautiful story of a pencil on a quest. Billy the Pencil is a character that children will love, bursting with energy, helping whoever he meets as he journeys through the world. The quality of Tessa's writing is matched by the gorgeous illustrations that stud the story. Very impressive indeed. My nine-year-old loved it."

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Dancing Queen

Dancing Queen

Fiona has a big butt and big dancing dreams, which, according to her mom, don't go well together. Now, at the age of thirty-five, Fiona is finally ready to prove to her mom, the world, and herself that every body can be a dancer's body...

All her life, Fiona Madsen has dreamed of becoming a dancer—a dream that was shattered on her seventh birthday when her mom told her that dancing was not for “fat girls” like her. Now, Fiona is again confronted with her weight issues when the HR department at work kindly encourages her to attend a support group for people with health problems. Here, she connects with Skinny Stu from accounting and realizes the two of them have more in common than she could ever imagine.

To address their issues, Stu suggests the two sign up for a Dancing With the Local Stars competition. After much deliberation and soul searching, Fiona says yes and together they—Fat Fiona and Skinny Stu—embark on a journey that will change their lives forever. But they must overcome one major obstacle first… Fiona’s sister, who’s running for mayor, finds out about the competition and threatens to have Fiona disqualified.Will Fiona withdraw from the competition to protect her sister’s reputation or will she follow her childhood dream of becoming the ultimate Dancing Queen?

Set in everyday life in Seattle, Dancing Queen is a story of hope and finding the courage to be happy with who you are instead of who others think you are.

"Dance your heartbreak away with Dancing Queen.

Flagged by a new program at their mutual workplace for weight issues, co-workers Fiona and Stu are thrown together as an unlikely pair of unwilling participants. When quilting is suggested as a hobby to replace their total opposite eating disorders, they come up with their own plan to enter a dancing contest, a local version of Dancing With the Stars. Fiona, dubbed Fat Fiona nearly all her life, has long given up her 'closet dream' of dancing, thanks to her mother, whose bias towards Fiona's older, thinner, more successful sister, Violet, is as obvious as Fiona's big butt. Stu, on the other hand, is a calorie-counting, veggie-crunching skinny man with his own set of self-esteem issues, also thanks to sibling bias from a cruel-tongued parent--his father.

The transformation of Fi and Stu's unlikely friendship into two skilled dance partners is a marvelous story! Charlotte Roth uses stories from both characters' pasts to deal with life-altering self-image and self-worth issues. It's a joy to watch them slowly work through feelings of disappointment and heartbreak for ones of self-acceptance and finally hope, eventually leading to forgiveness and much more. With superb character development and a well-executed storyline, Dancing Queen was a joy to read, from start to up-lifting finish. There were several typos but none that took me out of the story, so I'm not deducting for them. I give this highly recommended read a solid five stars! Well done, Ms. Roth!"
~ L. Leger.

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There Is A Reaper: Losing a Child to Cancer

There Is A Reaper: Losing a Child to Cancer

Indie B.R.A.G. Medalion Honoree - January 2017

SILVER MEDAL WINNER - 2016 Readers Favorite International Book Awards - Memoir

MEDALIST - 2015 New Apple Book Awards for Best Memoir

WINNER of the 2015 TISBA Award

FINALIST Independent Author Network 2015 BOOK of the YEAR

FINALIST Beverly Hills Book Awards 2015


"...it gave me chills...made me weep" JoeS #amazon

"...you will need a box of tissues!" BMQ #goodreads

"...I laughed and cried out loud..." Arlene P #amazon


FIVE-YEAR-OLD CHRISTOPHER AARON has always been a whirlwind of heroic action, leading his brothers into all sorts of youthful mischief. A mysterious illness suddenly plunges him and his family into a frightening nightmare of hospitals and doctors and extreme therapies far from his small-town home. Can his doctors diagnose his strange disease? How will he and his family adapt to a bizarrenew world they have been thrust into?

Heart-wrenching, searing, and powerful, There is a Reaper immerses the reader into Christopher's intense struggle against his pitiless foe as he matures and transforms in the white heat of his epic battle.

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Saving Detroit: A Challenged Faith Novel

Saving Detroit: A Challenged Faith Novel

Luke Kelso is about to land what he thought was his dream job as crew chief for his dad’s pro-race team, but a celebratory night out with friends turns into a six-month nightmare of abuse after he is drugged and forced into service for a high-end sex trafficking ring.

His rescue and return home to a family that loves him should have given him a safe place to recover and begin rebuilding his life. But when the truth about his family’s involvement in his ordeal is revealed, Luke turns his back on God, his family, and his career, vowing to take down the one who shattered his world forever.

An emotional story of recovery and healing through faith in God, Saving Detroit is a heartbreaking look at the horrors of human trafficking seen through the eyes of a young man fighting a battle against an evil only God can defeat.

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A Little of Chantelle Rose

A Little of Chantelle Rose

What people are saying about Chantelle Rose:

“Master of Comedy Romance.”

“Couldn't put it down.”

At the age of twenty-four, Chantelle Rose has all a city girl can expect: a tiny bed-sit in South London, a lousy poorly-paid job, a tyrannical boss, and quite a few exes added to an ever-growing list.

Desperate for change, she becomes an extra in a seedy crime film. When that leads to the opportunity of a lifetime – a role to play with a million dollars to win and seemingly nothing to lose – she accepts without thinking twice. After all, what could possibly go wrong? In any event, she´ll earn enough to buy her dream home, set up her own business and never worry about money again.

And what about love? Two men have won her heart: Robbie – sultry, silent, mysterious; and Lionel – Hollywood heart-throb, charm, wealth, adventure.

But who can she trust? Who is bent on scaring her away, and why?

There seems to be more at stake than just her heart. Will a million dollars be worth it?

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The Magdalen Laundries: a novel based on true events

The Magdalen Laundries: a novel based on true events

Maren Bradigan is just sixteen years old when she is taken under false pretenses from her comfortable life on her family farm.

Concerned at the level of intimacy developing between Maren and the boy who helps her father with his farm work, the village priest takes it upon himself to remove her from school and bring her to High Park Convent, where he delivers her into the care of the nuns. Now, alongside many other "Magdalens" - named for Mary Magdalen - Maren must spend her days washing dirty linens, symbolically cleansing herself of her sins while repeating endless penance to a God that she soon comes to feel is no longer listening to her. Only the presence of Ceara, a young pregnant girl who befriends her inside the institution, gives Maren strength to continue through abuse, humiliation, beatings and near-starvation.

Set in Ireland in 1961, The Magdalen Laundries is based on the true stories from one of the most shameful chapters in Ireland's history, and tells of the redemptive power of faith, friendship and forgiveness.

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If I Had Said: a novel

If I Had Said: a novel

"Nyssa Lakin," he stammered, "will you marry me?"

Nyssa Lakin is twenty years old when her boyfriend, Reese, proposes marriage, and she finds herself unable to give him an immediate answer. She loves him, but at this stage in her life, with so many unanswered questions still ahead, is she really ready for marriage?

"How I regretted that I was unable to throw my arms around Reese's neck and cry out that age-old refrain from every romantic movie I'd ever watched as a child...I would always stare at the screen, and want to shout at them, 'But how can you know for sure?'"

Nyssa’s choice will determine the direction of her life. In concurrent storylines, If I Had Said examines how Nyssa’s future plays out in the aftermath of this significant decision. One narrative follows the next ten years in the life of Nyssa Nowles, who said yes to Reese’s proposal; the other, the life of Nyssa Lakin, who said no. Through hardship, joy, and sorrow, as well as occasional misgivings about whether she did the right thing, each version of Nyssa works hard to overcome the challenges of the journey that follows her decision.

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Suspicious Minds: A Romantic Suspense Novel

Suspicious Minds: A Romantic Suspense Novel

Betrayal, Revenge, and Hidden Identity

In the city of Boston lies a story of betrayal, revenge and hidden identity. Ryan Donatelli, posing as Thomas Randolph, sets out to avenge his sister's death, even if it means using Sam Southard's daughter to do it. After all, Ryan is sure Sam's responsible.

Natalie Southard is determined to keep her family business out of the hands of known crime boss, Nick DeMarco. After her father is killed, Natalie and Ryan are forced to run for their lives. But, will they live long enough for their hearts to heal once everything is revealed?

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A Long Way From Home

A Long Way From Home

War is Hell. Anyone who has ever put on a uniform and purposefully went to where the enemy was intent on killing him can attest to that. But instead of a singular definition of Hell that religion preaches, war is so much more. It is Hell on the families left behind. Hell on the mind and spirit. Hell on the nerves. Hell on coming home and trying to remember where you fit in. Yes, war is Hell. A Long Way From Home is the compilation of my experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan from 2002-2006. It gives first hand accounts of some of the most gruesome fighting and a behind the scenes look at what really went on from various levels. More info →
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The Lazarus Men

The Lazarus Men

It is the 23rd century. Humankind has reached the stars, building a tentative empire across a score of worlds. Earth’s central government rules weakly as several worlds continue their efforts toward independence. Shadow organizations hide in the midst of the political infighting. Their manifestations of power and influence are beholden only to the highest bidder. The most powerful/insidious/secret of these, The Lazarus Men, has existed for decades, always working outside of morality’s constraints. Led by the enigmatic Mr. Shine, their agents are hand selected from the worst humanity has to offer and available for the right price.

Gerald LaPlant lives an ordinary life on Old Earth. That life is thrown into turmoil on the night he stumbles upon the murder of what appears to be a street thief. Fleeing into the night, Gerald finds himself caught in a war between the Lazarus Men and Roland McMasters, an extremely powerful man dissatisfied with the current regime and with designs on ruling his own empire. More info →
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Lava Storm In the Neighborhood: Nature’s Raw Power Unleashed (Giant Tales Apocalypse 10-Minute Stories)

Lava Storm In the Neighborhood: Nature’s Raw Power Unleashed (Giant Tales Apocalypse 10-Minute Stories)

Authors were asked to write a short story and include three highlights: lava rocks, the first sign of wildlife, and a bully on the loose. In this creative writing assignment, they were asked to include the theme, MY BROTHER’S KEEPER. Authors were given the following optional backstory: “A worldwide earthquake struck the entire Earth. It caused numerous volcanic eruptions and multiple lava storms. Almost half of the Earth’s forests were burned up. Your character’s neighborhood was completely destroyed except for one, two, or three houses.”

You’ll uncover nature’s raw power world in LAVA STORM IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD (Book 1), written by twenty-three creative fiction authors. With all new believable tales and reasonable consequences triggered by the greatest earthquake on Earth, you will absolutely cherish the question, Am I My Brother’s Keeper? and you’ll want to keep turning the pages for more giant tales. More info →
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Where Have All The Elves Gone?

Where Have All The Elves Gone?

Everyone knows Elves don’t exist. Or do they? Daniel Thomas spent years making a career of turning his imagination into the reality of best selling fantasy novels. But times are tough. No one wants to read about elves and dragons anymore. Daniel learns this firsthand when his agent flatly says no to his latest and, what he deems, to be greatest novel yet. Dissatisfied with the turn to zombies and vampire lovers, he takes his manuscript and heads out to confront his agent. His world changes when he finds his agent dying on the floor of her office. Too late to help, he watches as her dead body disintegrates into a pile of ash and dust. Daniel doesn’t have time to ponder what just happened as a band of assassins breaks in, forcing him to flee to the Citadel and the home of the king of the high elves in order to survive. Daniel soon discovers that all of the creatures he once thought he imagined actually exist and are living among us. His revelation comes at a price however, as he is drawn into a murder-mystery that will push him to the edge of sanity and show him things no human has witnessed in centuries. More info →
Time for Honesty

Time for Honesty

Escape to the beautiful world of Solvik. If you're a fan of Debbie Macomber, Susan Mallery or Nancy Naigle, you'll most likely love this book!

Welcome to Solvik - a seemingly cozy little town on the Norwegian coast. It's an idyllic place with old, white wooden houses, almost a touch of paradise. However, under the surface lays intrigues, jealousy, and rivalry, threatening to destroy friendships. Emmelin inherits her childhood home and must decide whether to sell it or move back to Solvik. With a husband who can't stand the country life, and no jobs available, the decision seems like an easy one. Confronted with decisions made in her younger days, she now faces deep remorse and indecisiveness. Trying to justify her actions and make things right, Emmelin discovers she's far from the only one withholding the truth and hiding dark secrets and lies.

In the midst of accusations, devious intentions, and new love, can Emmelin forgive and forget her father's betrayal and let go of the family drama from her past? Is she finally ready to embrace the future and trust her second chance at romance and love?

Time for Honesty is the first book in the Solvik series - sweet small-town romances with elements of mystery. All the books in this family series are standalone novels. More info →
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Erasable

Erasable

Could life be more unfair? Nine year old Ellie doesn't think so. With her summer off to a terrible start, she stumbles across a mysterious carved chest in the attic. What she finds inside gives her the power to change her life exactly the way she wants it to be. But it's not long before Ellie learns to be careful what she wishes for — and what she wishes gone. More info →
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Magnolia Secrets

Magnolia Secrets

Walker and Lainey share one explosive night together, and he awakens to find her gone. Shrugging it off as just a glorious one-night stand, he accepts a new job in a small town: New Hope, Mississippi. That's where he finds Lainey again. She just happens to be married to the Chief of Police-and Walker's new boss.

Lainey is terrified that Walker will divulge their secret. If he does, Lainey is a dead woman. But despite the danger, she can't forget the one passionate night she spent in Walker's arms. Walker demands answers from Lainey: What secret is she hiding? Why is she so afraid? And when people begin dying, he wants to get to the bottom of it. Why is the police chief trying to brush off the deaths? Why doesn't he want Walker to work the cases? What kind of secrets is he hiding?

Drawn together, unable to deny their passion, they risk their lives. Lainey is trapped. Walker is determined to save her and uncover the truth. Can they expose the secrets before a ruthless man destroys any hope for a brighter future? More info →
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Trusting Jack (Unexpected Emotion: Book 1)

Trusting Jack (Unexpected Emotion: Book 1)

After a devastating divorce, Emma is picking up the pieces of her shattered heart and life. Her first step is reclaiming her old job as personal assistant to famous actress Norah Jackson. Work takes her to London, where she meets sexy fledgling actor Jack Brandon. The sizzling attraction is immediate and mutual.

Little by little, Emma begins to open her heart again. But Jack has a past, too. And it's come back to haunt him, wreaking havoc on their budding romance. Can Emma let go of the hurt and learn to trust Jack completely? Or is their relationship doomed to be a one act play? More info →
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I’ve Loved These Days

I’ve Loved These Days

"The very first time you met me you knew that he would never be the same again, didn't you? For the record, I was never the same again either. And while times have changed and opportunities have been lost, I still know in my heart of hearts that I never will be. But we can't go back, and we can't undo. What's more, I don't really want to. While my life is not perfect, it is uniquely, ridiculously mine, and I would not trade it." Abigail Phelps has written her memoirs, but the world has never heard of her. So why should anyone care?

Perhaps no one would, if the letter in which Abigail reflects on changing times and lost opportunities weren't addressed to Jacqueline Onassis, and the man who would never be the same weren't John F. Kennedy Jr. Put aside all you think you know and jump into the greatest love story the world has never known. More info →
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Fractured Affections

Fractured Affections

I'm finally living a life worth living. I have three handsome sons and a husband who would take on the world for me. All the trials I faced in the past seem like a distant memory. I overcame my depression from growing up in a broken home and moved past a shattered heart from my first love. It took time, but I made it through.

Three knocks on my door.

One surprise visit.

One person, who I thought was gone forever.



Nothing will be the same.

This book contains mature content, and adult situations.

Book One of series. More info →
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Red Line: The Shift (Vol 1)

Red Line: The Shift (Vol 1)

Her fate…

Sarah Randolph believes she’s just an ordinary woman, at least until the day she meets Ramsey—a mysterious man who tells her that not only is she not ordinary…she’s not even human.

Depends on him… John Sherlock Ramsey, an Earth-born Eudoran, is a Protector. He’s assigned to help Sarah complete her Shift, a period of intense transformation experienced by those of his species. But her Shift is different and risky, because she’s a Red-Line, a member of his kind not seen in over sixty years.

Yet she is the key to his survival... As her abilities are revealed and the secrets of their destiny exposed, they must confront an assailant who shares Sarah’s unique origins and whose motives are far more sinister than anything Ramsey has ever encountered.

Will Sarah’s unique powers change their fate? Or will she prove to be Ramsey’s last assignment on earth and watch as her people succumb to extinction?

Part one of a three-part series. More info →
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Storm Portal (Quantum Touch Book 1)

Storm Portal (Quantum Touch Book 1)

Time Travel is real!!

History teacher Fritz Russell walks through his classroom door to find Robert E. Lee resting in the woods on the day after the surrender at Appomattox. Fritz loves history, and entering the past seems a gift, the chance for a great adventure. He’s been bored teaching the same old stuff year after year, and here’s a chance to make it new. But when the classroom door opens to the Oval Office, he realizes that his time portal might also be put to serious purpose. The president wants his help on behalf of national security.

Fritz does not believe he will be endangered by using his door to travel across time and space. And the president appears to be a great guy. But will Fritz’s own government consider him expendable if he cannot solve the mystery of the portal? He doesn’t have much time. More info →
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The 9th Hour (The Detective Temeke Crime Series Book 1)

The 9th Hour (The Detective Temeke Crime Series Book 1)

When the ninth young girl falls into the clutches of a serial killer, maverick detective, David Temeke, faces a race against time to save her life.

The Duke City Police Department in Albuquerque, New Mexico is no stranger to gruesome murders, but this new serial killer on their block keeps the body parts of his eight young victims as trophies and has a worrying obsession with the number 9. The suspect is incarcerated in the state's high security penitentiary but Unit Commander Hackett is faced with a dilemma when another teenage girl goes missing.

Detective Temeke and his new partner, Malin Santiago, are sent to solve a baffling crime in the dense forests of New Mexico's Cimarron State Park. But time is running out. Can they unravel the mysteries of Norse legends and thwart the 9th Hour killer before he dismembers his next victim?

This is the first in the Detective Temeke Crime series.

Watch out for more from Detective Temeke and Malin Santiago

THE 9TH HOUR NIGHT EYES PAST RITES

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The 9th Hour cometh! Despite - or because of - knowing so many writers, I stillfeel the magic when a book comes out that makes the hairs on my arm tinglebecause I think it's GOOD. I read MANY books and I only review and recommendthose I really like, so of course this shows my taste as a reader. If you likemodern detectives, think Ian Rankin set in New Mexico, you'll love this. A newdetective walks the mean streets of my bookshelves - Temeke. The 13thSign Publishing. More info →
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Song at Dawn: 1150 in Provence (The Troubadours Quartet)

Song at Dawn: 1150 in Provence (The Troubadours Quartet)

'Believable, page-turning and memorable.' Lela Michael, S.P. Review Winner of the Global Ebook Award for Best Historical Fiction 1150: Provence

On the run from abuse, Estela wakes in a ditch with only her lute, her amazing voice, and a dagger hidden in her underskirt. Her talent finds a patron in Aliénor of Aquitaine and more than a music tutor in the Queen's finest troubadour and Commander of the Guard, Dragonetz los Pros.

Weary of war, Dragonetz uses Jewish money and Moorish expertise to build that most modern of inventions, a papermill, arousing the wrath of the Church. Their enemies gather, ready to light the political and religious powder-keg of medieval Narbonne.

Set in the period following the Second Crusade, Jean Gill's spellbinding romantic thrillers evoke medieval France with breathtaking accuracy. The characters leap off the page and include amazing women like Eleanor of Aquitaine and Ermengarda of Narbonne, who shaped history in battles and in bedchambers.

'One of the best historical novels I've read in a long time.' Paul Trembling, Dragonslayer

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No Bed of Roses

No Bed of Roses

First published as 'Snake on Saturdays'

Perhaps some secrets are better left buried in the past if you really want a second chance at love.

Helen Tanner runs her own business, spends her evenings out with friends, anything to avoid memories of the tragedy she left behind. She lives alone and likes it that way. Until, that is, a dark-haired vet walks into her shop and into her life. Her first unpromising encounter with Dai Evans turns into a tumultuous affair. As passion grows into love, Helen is forced not only to consider a new future, but to face up to a troubled past..

Should she tell her lover what causes her nightmares? Will this family man still want her when he knows the truth? Heart-rending and powerful, 'No Bed of Roses' is a story of loss, love and healing. Jean Gill's characters always feel like real people: complex, thoughtful, and with believable histories and motivations. We really want Helen and Dai to be together and all that stands in their way is the human damage caused by loss and guilt. How can they live with Helen's ghosts?

For fans of Kerry Lonsdale, Kristin Hannah, Hilary Boyd.

'A story we all carry with us.' Fiona McClean, From Under the Bed

'The humour frequently has the effect of pointing up the stark reality with which she writes.' -Ted Griffin, Pause Magazine

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No Pit So Deep: The Cody Musket Story

No Pit So Deep: The Cody Musket Story

"5-Stars! Crisp, on-point, tantalizing, and very, very, entertaining." - Rabia Tanveer, Readers Favorite.

HE NEVER WANTED TO BE A HERO. SHE NEVER MEANT TO FALL IN LOVE.

Heart-rending, tragic, funny, inspirational romance thriller. Rev.- no cliffhanger ending.

Cody Musket, professional athlete and former US Marine pilot, rescues sassy reporter Brandi Barnes, a single mom whose editorials have exposed a child trafficking ring. She soon discovers that Cody carries dark military secrets which are destroying him.

What happened after his F/A-18 crashed in the Afghan desert? What events did the generals and politicians hide? How did he get his scars? Cody tries to protect her, but she risks her life to save the only man she has ever loved.

An unforgettable tale of honor, sacrifice and courageous love. Clean historical fiction inspired by real events. More info →
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The Ballerina & The Fighter (The Ballerina Series Book 1)

The Ballerina & The Fighter (The Ballerina Series Book 1)

I travel through life dancing.

All I ever wanted to do was dance, as did my best friend. We'd made so many plans together, but one night an explosion changed it all. Only one of us survived, and I promised myself I'd succeed for us both. And I did, until an accident almost ruined my career, but Maze came back into my life when I needed him most. He pulled me out of the depths of my despair. But could I save him now?

I travel through life fighting.

It had always been Ivy; from the first moment I saw her leaping through the air like she had wings to lift her from the ground. But she was my dream, something I wanted more than anything else in my life. I promised myself I would stay away from her. Violence followed me everywhere and I tried to keep her far away from it. She was my point of illumination in the dark tumultuous world I lived in. But I could not stay away from her. Not when I knew she needed me. As much as I needed her. But could she accept me as I am?

Warning Violence. Due to the mature subject matter recommended for 18+

***Note this is Book 1 in a series and ends on a cliff hanger.

Book 2- Maze is the continuation of The Ballerina & The Fighter and ends with an HEA. Now Available on Amazon.

Book 3- The Dancer is available and Dante gets his HEA but the book contains a snippet of Choose Me Vin's story.<.br>
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Miss Perfect Meets Her Match: Funny sexy chick lit (Wellywood Romantic Comedy Book 2)

Miss Perfect Meets Her Match: Funny sexy chick lit (Wellywood Romantic Comedy Book 2)

Brooke is determined not to fall for the wrong man . . .

Feisty, controlled, and ready to take on the world in stilettos and a power suit, 29-year-old Brooke Mortimer has no idea what's about to hit her.

More than a little work-obsessed, Brooke is determined to catapult her New Zealand business to the next level by wooing corporate America with her professional savvy and sass.

But when America's checkbook comes waltzing in attached to the sexy, rugged, and tanned Logan McManus, Brooke is wary of relinquishing control to a man--any man--especially to one who sets her on fire. She's been there, done that, and only managed to get burned in the end. No way, not this time. What Brooke doesn't know is a bumpy-ride with a foreigner might be exactly what she needs, even if it is a ride she's reluctant to take.

Can Brooke finally relinquish control and trust her heart to make a few decisions of its own?

Escape to beautiful New Zealand in this "tremendously enjoyable" (InD'tale Magazine) "sexy, feel-good chick lit romp" (Geralyn Corcillo, Amazon Best Selling Author).

FINALIST for the International 2016 RONE Award for Chick Lit!

(Formerly known as 'The Heartbroker')

Suitable for readers 16+

Books in the Wellywood Romantic Comedy Series:

0. Wedding Bubbles (short story prequel)

1. Styling Wellywood

2. Miss Perfect Meets Her Match

3. Falling for Grace

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A Perfect Plan (Wiltshire Chronicles Book 1)

A Perfect Plan (Wiltshire Chronicles Book 1)

Samantha Hastings lived a quiet, peaceful life on her family’s country estate. With no man to order her around and no stifling society rules to follow, she considered herself blessed. However, when her brother’s ship sinks during a short trip to France, Samantha receives a request from her sister-in-law to return to town and manage the late Earl’s finances. Suddenly thrust into society, Samantha faces an unfamiliar world and a pair of very familiar green eyes.

Lord Benjamin Westwood never intended on following through with his rash promise to his best friend. Now, with Edward’s death, Benjamin becomes the unwilling guardian to Edward’s bratty little sister, who has grown up considerably since the last time they met. His intention to marry her off to the first available suitor is thwarted when he finds himself falling for Samantha’s unique demeanor. He lights upon the perfect plan; a marriage of convenience, giving him the opportunity to romance Samantha without distraction.

However, when they discover Edward’s disappearance was due to foul play, Benjamin’s perfect plan begins to quickly unravel. Now, Samantha is in more danger than either of them realized and Benjamin is running out of time.

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Fortune Kookie (Looking for Normal Book 2)

Fortune Kookie (Looking for Normal Book 2)

"Jean Gill brings her magical storytelling skills to teens, to weave compelling and thought-provoking stories that will linger on in their minds well after the last page is read." Kristin Gleeson, author and children's librarian

Can dreams take over your life? Jamie's mother is hooked on fortune-tellers, and running the family into debt. To cure her, Jamie decides to investigate the psychic world, and to show that it is a rip-off, with the help of her best friend, Ryan.

Their research causes havoc in school and they are drawn deeper into the very world they are investigating. Jamie's dreams of walking a medieval battlefield are so vivid that she feels compelled to resolve a historical mystery that starts at Kidwelly Castle in South Wales, where Princess Gwenllian once lived.

Caught up in what seem to be supernatural events, Jamie doesn't know what to believe and is sleepwalking into danger. Will friendship be strong enough to bring her back into the real world? More info →
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Tell Me Lies; Love Me Still (Reflections of Love Book 2)

Tell Me Lies; Love Me Still (Reflections of Love Book 2)

SHATTERED PIECES OF THE HEART AND SOUL

As Destaina, a bright and talented young woman, strolls away from listening to an incredible love story; why does she feel the urge to run into the arms of her married lover? With her future in question does she desperately need to be held and cuddled in an unattainable but tightly woven web of lies and deceit?

She questions the motives of Rachelle who shared her tale of love and loss only to confuse Destaina. Why did Rachelle, who Destaina recently met, care so much about who Destaina loves? There was something mysterious in her tone as Rachelle swept her into her own love triangle. Rachelle was too insistent Destaina listen to her story and advised Destaina to run from the love she had found in Harry? Why would she care?

Questioning every inch of herself, Destaina finds herself searching for the answers she had asked during her life. Why hadn’t her mother told her about her father? Who and where is her father and why is he avoiding her? She has so many questions and in her quest to find out, Destaina embarks on a dangerous journey of past lies and deceit.

During the stormy trek to her past; Destaina might lose the future she wants. Which is more important to her, her lover or her past? Can she live without knowing or will this knowledge destroy all she holds close to her heart?

Destaina will see Rachelle again only to find she is more of a friend than she ever thought possible. How did she not see the truth before when she had it in front of her in the guise of a mistress? Lies are abundant in this tale in Tell Me Lies; Love Me Still by Arline Miller.

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The Little Giants as the Mysterious Six in the Tangled Case of the Ghastly Chicken Yegg (Volume 1)

The Little Giants as the Mysterious Six in the Tangled Case of the Ghastly Chicken Yegg (Volume 1)

What if what you thought was just another mystery to solve ended up being something far more important that you ever dreamed—far bigger than your mind could ever imagine? What if the King Himself, Jesus Christ, were involved in your every waking moment and leading you into incredible adventures and exploits for His glory? Well, that’s just what’s going on as the Savior helps this group of young sleuthers solve the mystery of Robyn’s disappearing chickens. He calls them His Little Giants, for that’s what they are—His powerful warriors in ‘little people suits’ who are unknowingly following His lead every step of the way. The story involves five ten-year-olds who belong to a detectives’ club and find themselves working on a new case involving missing chickens. The club is comprised of Bailey, the brainiac, who likes to read the dictionary, Jack, the gallant—who eats like a horse, Emily, the rich girl with freckles and pedicures, Dexter, the gifted maladroit and Robyn, the lover of all God’s creatures. They ‘accidently’ run into Oliver, a new kid from Great Britain who talks weird and thinks of himself as brilliant. Eventually, they invite him to try passing a test to be able to join their club. The test? Solve the mystery! They find themselves in life-threatening situations like thunderstorms, dark caves, dealing with Edgar the Terrible and having to approach the crazy man who’s rumored to eat children. While the group works out the mystery of the missing chickens, they’re also working out the issues of trust, judging and grace. Trust, by asking God for His divine intervention, judging, by listening to rumors and jumping to the wrong conclusions. And grace, by putting it into practice with Oliver, who they try not to gobsmack on a regular basis for being such a know-it-all. Mysteries abound as Jesus’ Little Giants follow His lead as they introduce the little lost British lamb to the King and uncover far more than they had bargained for! More info →
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The Touch: The Cotiere Chronicles #2

The Touch: The Cotiere Chronicles #2

The Nachhaltig have lived among ordinary humans for centuries, but an ancient grudge has driven them to the brink of extinction. Though the Cotiere have been brought back together, old traditions still lurk between families, stealing hope and threatening to tear it apart again.

Despite the crippling pain that increases every day, Alexander enjoys a life that would be the envy of many. But there is one thing his money can’t buy – the trust of the beautiful and elusive Jessi whose slightest touch promises an end to his pain.

Jessi finds no comfort in discovering Alexander is her intended, because the Alexander she knows is no one she wants to be bound to for the rest of her life. But with her own pain growing, and rumors of Alexander’s drastic change of heart, Jessi must learn to trust him to help her through the consequences when reality exposes the web of deception surrounding them.

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Butterfly Barn: Three Women, two continents, one dream …

Butterfly Barn: Three Women, two continents, one dream …

Grace Fitzgerald hopes to sign a contract with an American cruise corporation to bring cruise liners to the idyllic coastal town of Bayrush, in Ireland. Her fiancé, Dirk, doesn’t seem to grasp just how important the business is to her. On her way through Dublin Airport, Grace catches a glimpse of Jack Leslie, her first love. He’s married now but he still has the power to turn her knees to jelly. Grace is about to make the biggest decision of her life. Will it be the right one?

Jessie McGrath is happily married to Geoff, and together they run a small equestrian centre on the outskirts of Bayrush. Jessie is finally pregnant with her second child, and life couldn’t be better. But will their dreams come true or will they fall to pieces?

Sophia Wynthrope can’t escape the emptiness of widowhood. After thirty-five years of marriage New York holds too many memories of her treasured husband. Is she chasing foolish dreams by travelling to Ireland, or can she possibly find the peace she craves in a place called Bayrush?

An unexpected encounter will spark a chain of events that will entwine their lives for ever … More info →
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Before We Wed: A Romantic Suspense Novel (Style & Profile Book 2)

Before We Wed: A Romantic Suspense Novel (Style & Profile Book 2)

A Steamy Romantic Suspense New Release in the Style & Profile series by Author, Kim Cox

Just as Sarah Martin and Jon Clayton say their vows, the police crash the wedding to arrest the groom. Jon is terrified and Sarah is heartbroken. Thankfully, their friends support them emotionally and help find Jon an excellent attorney.

When evidence of John’s guilt is found, he swears he's innocent. But how can he prove it? As if an arrest and pending trial aren't bad enough, his ex-wife refuses to let him near their seven-year-old son, and has their shared custody agreement rescinded as part of his bail agreement. But when Jon-Jon is injured, Jon breaks the agreement and his bail is revoked.

Sarah sees strange men in Jon’s business one night. One follows her home and attacks her. When Jon finds out, he pushes her way to protect her, but it doesn’t deter her loyalty to him or the attacker’s determination to killer her. Will the enemy get to her?

Is Jon truly innocent, and does he have no idea how the damaging evidence found its way into his business? Are there more sinister people involved? Will Sarah find the evidence she needs to clear him, or will she find out he's fooled them all? If someone else is framing Jon, who is it and what are their motives?

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His Sacrifice For Love: Clean Read Interracial Billionaire Romance (Love’s Abandon Book 1)

His Sacrifice For Love: Clean Read Interracial Billionaire Romance (Love’s Abandon Book 1)

Maggie is an African American girl, working as a waitress on the private yacht of one of the wealthiest men in the country.

Chase is a savvy businessman who only knows how to make money with investments, buying and selling Real Estate and of course running an illegal casino on his cruiser.

Chase is bored and ready to return to shore when he glimpses the sexy honey complexioned woman meandering through the crowd on the lower deck. He is smitten and would do anything for her attention.

A clandestine meeting with a stranger just after her shift, has Maggie feeling butterflies. She believes the stranger to be a guest on the ship, one she’d served just a few hours ago. However, when her boss, whom she’d never met, summons her for drinks, she isn’t happy. Nevertheless, not wanting to lose her job in the middle of the ocean she accepts, only to realize the man she’d found herself attracted to, is no other than her mysterious boss, Chase McMillan.

His Sacrifice For Love will take you on an emotional roller coaster as Chase does everything to prove his love. One night of passion, a baby and a father who is dead set against having a poor colored girl as daughter-in-law.

Everything comes crashing down as the most eligible bachelor in Florida, takes himself off the market, sacrificing all he has for love.

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This romance novel contains no explicit scenes and very mild language. Suitable for ages 16+ and Christians.

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The Council (The Witch’s Ambitions Trilogy Book 1)

The Council (The Witch’s Ambitions Trilogy Book 1)

The Council is the governing Coven over the Land of Five, a region entirely inhabited—and split apart—by witches with varying powers. Lilith Lace, a witch thought to be born powerless, happily resides in Ignis, the Coven of Fire, until she suddenly develops telekinesis, an ability only seen in some witches born in Mentis, the Coven of the Mind. When The Council finds out about her odd development, she’s taken under their wing and is finally told the truth—everything she’s learned about the Land of Five, herself included, have been nothing but lies. More info →
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Styling Wellywood: Funny sexy chick lit (Wellywood Romantic Comedy Book 1)

Styling Wellywood: Funny sexy chick lit (Wellywood Romantic Comedy Book 1)

Returning home is the last thing Jessica Banks ever wanted to do.

Jessica does not want to be back in her New Zealand hometown one little bit. Goodbye exciting London, hello old-fashioned boredom.

And she's got a lot to deal with. There's her overbearing mother, her new fashion career, not to mention the sudden disappearance of her best friend. Thank goodness for Ben, her reliable, cute friend who always has a broad shoulder to cry on--at least when his gorgeous girlfriend isn't around.

Then sexy tennis pro, Scott bursts into her life, serving up a hot and steamy love match. But off the court Scott is running a different racket--one that might just open Jessica's eyes and heart.

With everything she ever wanted and feared in front of her, will Jessica finally find her way home?

A fun, "well written masterpiece" (Readers' Favorite), chick lit romp for fans of Sophie Kinsella and Marian Keyes.

"Part 'Bridget Jones's Diary' and part 'Eat, Pray, Love'" (Chick Lit Central), escape to beautiful New Zealand in this sexy, feel-good romantic comedy.

This is the second edition.

Suitable for readers 16+

Books in The Wellywood Romantic Comedy Series:

Wedding Bubbles (short story)

1. Styling Wellywood

2. Miss Perfect Meets Her Match

3. Falling for Grace

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Tides of Blood and Steel: Book II of the Northern Crusade

Tides of Blood and Steel: Book II of the Northern Crusade

War has come to the North. The kingdoms of Rogscroft and Delranan are engaged in a bitter struggle that can only result in the total annihilation of an entire kingdom. Yet while the opposing armies battle, a new threat approaches that may tip the balance of power and give King Badron total control. Seeking new evidence of the Dae’shan, the last surviving wizard, Anienam Keiss, believes Bahr and the others are all that stand in the way of the dark gods’ return to Malweir. Bahr and his beleaguered band of allies search for an ancient book said to contain the whereabouts of the mythical Blud Hamr. The Dae’shan continue to manipulate the politics of the northern kingdoms from within the shadows, eager to drive the balance between light and good irrevocably evil. Once that balance is undone the way will be open for the dark gods to return and claim Malweir as their own once again. Darkness approaches as the flames of war burn brighter. One king shall stand. One shall fall. More info →
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No Pit So Deep: The Cody Musket Story Book 2

No Pit So Deep: The Cody Musket Story Book 2

"A future Christian classic! An un-put-down-able novel for ages 10 and up."- Ashley Elizabeth Blair Tetzlaff

". . . kept me interested with all that goes with military and civilian interaction, real life situations and a dash of fiction tossed in . . ." - Robert W. Busby, US Dept. of Defense (ret)

A 5-Star cast of characters and a thrilling storyline that will surprise you at every turn. Cody has become a baseball icon, but he plays a more dangerous game—running his secret paramilitary division of Planned Childhood, raiding traffickers and rescuing children.

Cody and Brandi are devastated when a South-American cartel retaliates by abducting Knoxi, but the six-year-old helps her parents and fourteen avengers lead fifty children on a jungle escape to freedom with a rogue army in pursuit, inspiring a whole nation to rise up and fight for liberty. Knoxi becomes a child celebrity, Dawg and Silverbelle receive a surprise gift from Heaven, and miracles occur which leave hardened special ops warriors scratching their heads.

Finally, after being gunned down accidentally by police, Cody lies in Methodist Hospital, his life in the balance. Then, a trip to Heaven and a surprise ending that shocks the world.

"This is a book that will change your worldview. 5-Stars is not enough." - Lynda Filler, Puerto Vallarta

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Sex, Blood, Rock ‘N’ Roll, and Vampyr (The Bloodline Series Book 1)

Sex, Blood, Rock ‘N’ Roll, and Vampyr (The Bloodline Series Book 1)

Twenty-five years after West Side’s frontman, Quinn Forrester, mysteriously vanished shocking his band members and the world, the opening of an art gallery brings the band’s lead guitarist, Jeff West, to New Orleans. Now a vampire, ageless and immortal, Quinn dwells in the dark shadows of the French Quarter after reinventing himself as his son. A beautiful artist, Quinn’s lookalike son, a vampire tour, romance, mayhem, and a series of events lead Jeff to Quinn. Will Jeff finally uncover the horrific truth?

"K.M. McFarland may have just made a big contribution to the massive amount of vampire lore and books that have been created in the wake of Anne Rice...I like K.M. McFarland's take on vampire lore. I like her characters. The writing is good. The plot works, and the vampires are fashionable and friendly...If you are in the market for a new vampire book, try this one." —R.S.

"The New Orleans setting is exciting and filled with mystery, and the possibilities inherent in an immortal life that can be maintained without the loss of human life to sustain it is intriguingly explored in this inter-personal relationship-oriented tale...Her plot is geared around the characters in her story and the impact turning vampire had on each of their and their loved one's lives...readers who enjoy paranormal romance blended with family sagas will find much to enjoy." —J.M.

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Left Out (Looking for Normal Book 1)

Left Out (Looking for Normal Book 1)

Shortlisted for the Cinnamon Press Novella Award. "A compelling story about friendship, its strength, and the unusual ways it develops." Rebecca P. McCray, The Journey of the Marked

Being different isn't easy but it can be exciting! How well do you know your friends? Are they left-handed or right-handed? Are they left-brained or right-brained? And what difference does it make?

Shocked at discovering how left-handers are persecuted, Jamie ties her hand behind her back for a public protest in school. This does not go down well with the teachers. Her best friend Ryan joins in but just when their campaign is working, Ryan's mother drops a bombshell. She's whisking him off from Wales UK to live back in America. There he faces bullying at its most deadly, and Jamie has to live from one email to the next, waiting to know whether her friend is hanging in there.

A modern classic of friendship and teen life, with all its pitfalls and challenges.

"As a parent and a teacher, I felt this book in my gut. It hits so close to home on more levels than I can count." Anita Kovacevic, teacher and children's author, contributor to the international Inner Giant Anti-Bullying Project.

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Two Last First Dates: A romantic comedy of love, friendship and more cake (Cozy Cottage Café Book 2)

Two Last First Dates: A romantic comedy of love, friendship and more cake (Cozy Cottage Café Book 2)

To Paige Miller Two Last First Dates sounds like a disaster waiting to happen.

Paige is having a rough time. She's unhappy in her career, and her One Last First Date ended in total disaster. Now, she has to figure out what to do professionally and personally. Life as a spinster with fifteen cats doesn't sound too bad, though.

Deciding to give up on love, Paige begrudgingly befriends Josh Bentley, the friendly coffee delivery guy, while helping out at the Cozy Cottage Café. His T-shirts make her eyes roll, but their runs have become an important part of her day and a blessing to her waistline, because Bailey's cakes are too good to pass up.

Meanwhile, her best friends offer to find Mr. Right for her, and all Paige has to do is let them. Then, the man of her dreams walks through the door. Marcus Hahn is as good-looking as he is charming, and any thoughts Paige had of being alone with those fifteen cats fly out the window. Now, she just has to hope her friends choose him as her Last First Date.

But in the end, are Two Last First Dates enough to find The One?

Two Last First Dates is the sequel to the Amazon bestselling rom com, One Last First Date. Take a trip to New Zealand in this fun chick lit story! More info →
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Wendy Woo and the Dragon Eggs: The Gatekeeper’s Chronicles book one

Wendy Woo and the Dragon Eggs: The Gatekeeper’s Chronicles book one

When thirteen-year-old Wendy Whooten and her parents move to her mother’s childhood home to care for her aging grandmother, Wendy is devastated. She doesn’t want to leave her friends and school, and she hates the big old house her mother grew up in.

Her mom insists she will learn to love the quaint little town of Camelot as much as she did when she was growing up and that she will find ‘Old Bones’, as her mother fondly calls the house, a magical and special place. Magical got Wendy’s attention but soon vanished when the family car pulled into the driveway of her grandmother’s house. Magical was the last thing she wanted to call the big old house.

Wendy refused to get out of the car. Arms crossed and defiant, that’s where her parents left her. Two hours later, Wendy breaks and soon makes a fantastic discovery in her grandmother’s attic. A hidden secret sends Wendy and three new friends on a fantastic journey, changing everything in their little world into a real-life fairy tale.

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A Mistress, A Wife

A Mistress, A Wife

What more can Dave desire after reaching the top of the world? Is there more than success, family, and wealth? Enter in sultry Rachelle and nothing else compares. Maybe the wife will want to have a word or two in A Mistress and A Wife.

Feeling she had finally found an escape from her past, a young struggling woman is pulled into a web of love only to find a new form of imprisonment. Dare she tread when her heart tells her to run like the wind?

The many twists and turns surround a beautiful seductress who has to learn that love in a gilded cage has rusted hinges when she becomes forced into seclusion by a wife who is determined to stop the lovers. Rachelle sees firsthand how the heart can be shattered into many pieces.

Rachelle is forever linked to Dave and in a passionate interlude; she is oblivious of any danger to her life. She is expected to blindly trust him, but can she? Dave will do everything in his power to save her life. He makes deals with his nemesis, but while saving her, can he save himself?

Nightmares are engulfed with intense passion where taboos become a normal sequence of events. Swirls of moral compasses become obsolete to Rachelle and Dave. Soon, the past catches up with both of them. The mirror of love cracks from revenge of the broken glass hearts of others.

Arline Miller, the author has created for the reader a voyeuristic adventure through the listener Destaina, a young lady who becomes personally intrigued by Rachelle’s story. Who is Destaina and why must Rachelle feel compelled to warn her of the dangers lurking?

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A Home For Christmas (The Angel Ridge Series Book 2)

A Home For Christmas (The Angel Ridge Series Book 2)

Book Two in Deborah Grace Staley's series about love and life in Angel Ridge, Tennessee. Dr. Janice Thornton has been lonely for too long, especially at Christmas. But Angel Ridge, Tennessee, the one place that holds the key to what family should be, is offering her a chance at a new life. Could she find happiness by taking over her uncle's small town practice? Local contractor and carpenter Blake Ferguson comes from a big family. He'd like to fill his rambling old Victorian with one of his own. But there's one problem. He needs a wife! When Janice shows up at his house, Blake sets a course to win her, but soon finds she's built a wall around her heart this master carpenter finds difficult to dismantle. Can the magic of an Angel Ridge Christmas bring hearts home or will old hurts create an obstacle even the town's legendary angels can't overcome? More info →
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The Kiss: The Cotiere Chronicles #1

The Kiss: The Cotiere Chronicles #1

The Nachhaltig have lived among ordinary humans for centuries, but an ancient grudge has driven them to the brink of extinction. It will take the bravery of a new generation to reverse the damage done, and sacrifices must be made in order to gain and maintain unity among the Cotiere scattered across the globe. All it will take is one kiss to start the revolution.

Leisel has been groomed for her upcoming bonding to the man the Cotiere has chosen for her, but a birth defect has left her unable to complete the bonding ritual. Her hopes that going away to college will unlock her natural instincts are shattered by a surprise encounter with a man named Koen. A man whose very existence challenges everything she ever knew to be true.

Though his people are dwindling and he is facing a young death, Koen pursues his music career and clings to the fading hope that he will meet the woman he was uniquely created for. When Leisel's voice echoes from behind a curtain, he is drawn into a dangerous plan to save not only their relationship, but their entire race.

Newly updated and re-edited. The Kiss is a clean urban fantasy with a paranormal twist.

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All This Time: A Romantic Suspense Novel: Treachery, Greed and Psychosis (Style & Profile Series Book 1)

All This Time: A Romantic Suspense Novel: Treachery, Greed and Psychosis (Style & Profile Series Book 1)

ALL THIS TIME is a romantic suspense novel. Book 1 in the Style & Profile Series.

Marriage of Convenience, Best Friend Romance:

Can Jenny and Trevor make a life together while uncovering a common enemy? Treachery, Greed, and Psychosis threaten to tear it all apart.

At thirty, Jenny Morgan’s biological clock is ticking. But as a fashion magazine CEO with a busy schedule and no significant other, her wish is unlikely to come true. When her father receives a potentially terminal diagnosis, he longs for a grandchild before he dies. With her religious beliefs, a sperm donor isn’t an alternative. Jenny’s only immediate available option is her single co-worker and best friend, Trevor Drake. Can she really trust him to be a good husband?

Trevor has loved Jenny since college, but she only sees him as a friend with no ambition. After he learns of her predicament, he proposes and sets out to prove he can provide everything she needs. Jenny is determined to have a prenuptial agreement with an “out” clause after one year. Can Trevor convince Jenny of his love by then?

As if they don’t have enough on their plate, someone at the magazine is out to stop their wedding and their impending parenthood, and destroy the magazine’s reputation. Jenny is nearly killed in a sabotage attempt.

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Two Thousand Years

Two Thousand Years

"Women half Abigail’s age would envy her body - a body fitting a star athlete, a Hollywood actress, or a young lady desired by scandalous politicians. Her face showed depth of character, a result of more sorrow but also more joy than most of us could handle. And her hair. The breathtaking auburn curls remained, and though there may have been isolated streaks of gray throughout the voluminous strands, I found it impossible to not picture Christopher Dean playing with the curls in a café in Vienna, and Sergei Grinkov unknowingly causing pain, but more importantly comfort, as he caressed her hair after the attack by Ted Kennedy. And I couldn’t help but visualize John Kennedy’s jaw dropping to the floor when he saw her for the first time in so long, gorgeous in a purple dress, hair down though she so often wore it up. Some things I envisioned had occurred, others had not. But they were all unmistakably Abigail Phelps."

Abigail Phelps and John Kennedy Jr. weren't destined to live happily ever after. In this, the dramatic conclusion to the Abigail Phelps Series, we learn that there is something even better than a fairy tale ending. Sometimes it's better to have no ending at all.

"How do you know your heart is still beating? Do you have to see it or feel it to know? No, you just know. You know because you live. Well, Abby is my heart and I'm hers. We just know."

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Red Line: Trust Destiny (Vol 3)

Red Line: Trust Destiny (Vol 3)

The threat unfolds…

Sarah Randolph has discovered she’s a Red-Line - a member of an extraterrestrial community whose survival depends on her unique abilities. Her adjustment to her new life has led her to find love, but also comes with a cost. Because there’s another Red-line. One whose desire for her could cost her everything she holds dear.

The danger grows… When Sarah falls victim to her adversary’s deceit, she unknowingly turns from the man she loves and chooses her enemy instead—the man who will stop at nothing to keep Sarah at his side and kill the man who plans to stop him.

And secrets are revealed… John Ramsey will do whatever is necessary to bring Sarah back, even if it means sacrificing himself and risking the lives of those closest to him to do it. Because he has no choice. As lies are exposed and with the fate of their people hanging in the balance, will Ramsey and Sarah find the answers they seek? Or will destiny lead them down the path of their own destruction and that of their entire race?

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Gryffon Master: Curse of the Lich King (Crystal Sword Chronicles Book 1)

Gryffon Master: Curse of the Lich King (Crystal Sword Chronicles Book 1)

In a jungle far away, there is a strange world where trolls and living skeletons and other mysterious creatures live. Two adventurers, Ragnar and Ahmad, have found themselves transported to this dangerous jungle where an evil dragon named Barrel the Terrible roams, seeking to devour his next victim. Ragnar Olafson is a Viking warrior who must find a way to conquer the Lich King. Ahmad Ibn Fazzat is an Arab soldier who has literally been snatched from the jungle by a flying creature, but it is his destiny to return to help his new acquaintance, the Gryffon Master. More info →
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Hammers In the Wind: Book I of the Northern Crusade

Hammers In the Wind: Book I of the Northern Crusade

Chaos has come to the northern kingdom of Delranan. King Badron’s house is invaded; his son murdered and his daughter kidnapped. Badron’s desire for revenge pushes the north into a long anticipated war. Confident of neighboring Rogscroft’s involvement in the attack, Badron orders his feared Wolfsreik, an army without equal, to attack and destroy his enemies. The ship The Sea Wolf returns to Delranan during the night of the attack and is quickly hired to hunt down and return the princess: dead or alive. Mercenaries and sell swords answer his call; none stranger than the seemingly feeble old Anienam Keiss, a man claiming to be the last living wizard and hiding the failures from a dark past and the mysterious warrior woman from the deep southern jungles: Rekka Jel. She comes with a dire warning. A dread evil has awakened and threatens to consume Malweir in a wave of fury. It begins in Delranan. More info →
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Plaint for Provence: 1152: Les Baux (The Troubadours Quartet Book 3)

Plaint for Provence: 1152: Les Baux (The Troubadours Quartet Book 3)

Winner of the Global Ebook Award for Best Historical Fiction

1152: Les-Baux-de-Provence

'By far the best historical fiction I have read this year! - Rabia Tanveer, December 2015, for Readers' Favorite

Summoned to the court of Les Baux, Estela and her lover, Dragonetz, are embroiled in two rival claims for power as their feuding liege lords gather in Provence. Although Estela is reluctant to leave her idyll with her young child Musca, and her pursuit of Arabic medicine, she welcomes the chance to show her musical skills and to support Dragonetz, who must use his swordsmanship to play peacemaker.

The visit of the Comte de Barcelone to Les Baux sparks bitter memories of the recent civil war and Lady Etiennette des Baux has no intention of ceding to her overlord. Nor does she plan to remain a widow. With good friends on both sides, Dragonetz weaves a precarious path through the rival factions at court where an uneasy truce prevails behind the chivalry of hunt and tournament.

Meanwhile, Estela faces her own demons. Confronted with her childhood abusers, threatened and attacked, she confides in her friends. Unfortunately, one of those friends is Dragonetz' worst enemy and Estela has no idea of what he is capable.

In this third volume of the Troubadours Quartet, Jean Gill, the 'master of historical intrigue', continues to weave the gripping adventures of Dragonetz and Estela seamlessly into real historical events. Medieval France comes alive in all its facets, from healing with leeches to training a goshawk.

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'Page-turning intrigue in the best historical fiction tradition' - J.G. Harlond, The Empress Emerald

'Jean Gill is the master of historical intrigue' - C.M.T. Stibbe, Chasing Pharoahs

'Rich in historical detail, this novel brings alive all aspects of mediaeval life from the political undertones of the high-born pursuits of hunting and jousting tournaments, to the simpler occupations of the peasants, like bee-keeping' - Karen Charlton, The Inspector Lavender Mysteries

'I like a book that makes my heart race and 'Bladesong' did exactly that. It's a great story' - Molly Gambiza, A Woman's Weakness More info →
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