A Book of Hours: Shadows Walking opens on a parched Arizona landscape, where Pima County Sheriff's Deputy Rachel Navarro is about to be drawn into the strangest case of her life: A missing girl seems to have been lured to her doom by an angel. Rachel's partner turns up beheaded, the victim of a serial killer whose list of crimes has been growing for centuries. The United States Marshal who commandeers the case claims to be two thousand years old and wears the emblem of the Knights Templar. All this takes place before the Norse werewolf comes to town, before Rachel meets the star-crossed lovers whose life stories were told by Shakespeare, and before she learns she's a half-witch.
She's having kind of a bad week.
Combining a fully realized fantasy world with the breakneck pace of a modern-day thriller and a cast of eccentric characters drawn from history and legend, A Book of Hours presents an epic adventure for readers who enjoy lighthearted fantasy with a dark and quirky twist.
Julie Simmons is exhausted. Between studying to become a certified midwife and attending births, she's constantly on the go. Add to that, she's helping her jilted sister care for four children.
Nick Hoffman is the brother of one of Julie's clients. She writes him off as a jerk after he questions her professionalism during his sister's delivery. But a few days later, he calls her in a panic. His sister has been rushed back to the hospital, and he's left caring for her newborn and toddler, when he doesn't have a clue how to do so. Julie comes to help and they bond over a night of caring for two sleepless little ones.
Nick loves kids and can't wait to settle down and have some of his own. Julie has decided she'd rather stick to helping other women have babies than have any of her own. What happens when you want each other, but you don't want the same future?
Alex Outlaw is a teenage runaway with a dark past.
Ten years later and Alex is still travelling the country, living life on the open road and making one bad choice after another. Home is wherever she parks her Chevelle for the night. Until one night, she meets a singer who sweeps her off her feet and threatens to change everything.
Jake Rushing is a touring musician.
After leaving his home town after tragedy struck, Jake has been on the road for a few years trying to make it as a songwriter he's become disillusioned with the lifestyle and is in desperate need of meaning in his life. Loose women and free beer have lost their charm. Then a chance meeting with a beautiful stranger could finally give him another chance at happiness.
An independent sequel to the story Trapped with the CEO. Chinese Romance Novel.
Before everything went south, Sophia had been leading a perfectly normal life as a chubby little girl with a happy family -- a professor father and an archaeologist mother. But things took a turn for the worse as her parents died tragically, and her wicked boyfriend, together with her sworn enemy Dorothy, set her up and sent her to jail.
When it looked like Sophia was about to unfold a new chapter in her life after getting out of the jail and marrying to a guy named Colin, fate played a joke on her again.
What happened to her? Would Sophia finally avenge herself and bring those who had hurt her to justice?
Samantha Cedarwood has always wanted to set up her own business, and she's decided that now is the time. It coincides with her moving to a new house and getting out of a disastrous short marriage. Three stressful situations to deal with, all in one go.
As she settles into the village, new friends help her through the trials and tribulations, even if their advice isn't always welcome...
Fun, feisty, businesswoman Carole makes it her life's ambition to get Samantha to relax.
Pre-teen Britney helps Samantha keep things in perspective.
Mrs Doughy doesn't know what all the fuss is about, setting up a business is a piece of cake.
And then there's the village hunk, Kent. Will Samantha ever work him out?
We follow the whirlwind that Samantha's life has become, as she tries to find out if she's really up to the challenge. Are her new friends right, or has she bitten off more than she can chew? And will she ever find out if Kent likes her or not?
"Excellent read... anyone who's ever ...
Divine Empire - a Mafia Bad Boy Second Chance Dark Romance
Billionaire bad boy Thomas Morris is free. Free to again move within society. Although, he wonders how truly free anyone ever is. There will always be demons. Intense smells and the overwhelming sights and sound of bustling Upper Manhattan unfold around him as he contemplates this new life.
Thomas and Deedee's lives are thrust together from across the bar she works at - he suffers from flashbacks of his past and she keeps making bad decisions in favor of her crooked boss... until breaking point - when she flees with a wad of cash that wasn't necessarily hers.
Both now far away from their pasts and dog sitting Lola, the French Bulldog in Lower Manhattan, the couple set up a cosy nest as they begin to sort their lives out, get to know each other and carve out promising new careers. Unfortunately, Thomas's past mafia dealings come back swiftly to haunt him... Deedee also has her own illegal history with Bossman that ...
Joselyn and Dean have experienced loss, fame, heartache, and cancer.
Now, as life settles around them, will they be able to truly experience one another - or will it be last call?
An outrageous dress. An unexpected proposal. A photo that never should have happened.
Bridesmaid Katherine's perfect boyfriend, Michael, just got down on one knee and she screwed it all up. What is wrong with her? And what is she going to tell Michael?
Bryan doesn't get close to people. Not anymore. Maybe he dropped out of life a little bit, but, hey, it was his life to drop out of.
But when Bryan's photography hobby accidentally makes Katherine a viral sensation, all bets are off. Suddenly, she's in his face and he's not unhappy about it. Maybe she isn't either...
Can one picture change everything?
The Wedding Photo is the first book in the Wedding Bouquet romantic comedy novella series. If you like light, sweet, romantic reads told with humor and heart, you'll love The Wedding Photo.
Grab a copy to curl up with today.
(The Wedding Photo is a Sweetheart Read. The romance is sweet, the language is clean.)
School teacher Lizzie is trying to find happiness. She has a fresh start, a new school to teach in and most of all, no more Paul.
Lizzie began to enjoy life again, going out and meeting new people. Then she met Sam. He was good for her; just what she needed.
He introduced her to new life experiences, and took her to places she had never been. But was he hiding a secret?
She needed to know.
She couldn't go through what she had gone through with Paul again.
She wanted to trust Sam.
She was happy now.
In a dangerous and seductive world of vampires, werewolves and shapeshifters, a strong-willed clairvoyant seeks to solve a murder.
Running out of money after her father's death, Sabrina Strong is attacked on her way to a job interview at Tremayne Towers. Narrowly saved by a strangely familiar vampire, she soon finds herself tangled in the murder of Vampire Master Bjorn Tremayne's mate, Letitia.
Immersed in a sea of twists, turns and secrets, Sabrina doesn't know who to trust. Who killed Letitia Tremayne, and who is the mysterious savior who keeps coming to Sabrina's aid?
- "A truly extraordinary vampire tale... something to sink your teeth into."
- "Colorful characters, sharp dialogue and an adventurous plot make this book hard to put down."
- "Sabrina's life is a roller coaster... You'll love reading this series."
Liv's world is unravelling. She is 30, living back-to-the-land on her idyllic farm in the 1980s. Her once-happy marriage to a charismatic sociology professor is crumbling under the pressure of his increasingly erratic behaviour. Liv herself is struggling to overcome her fear of conflict and take control of her life.
She turns to her close friend Celeste, a hypnotherapist, and, with some trepidation, agrees to undergo hypno-regression therapy. She learns to follow threads that connect her to past incarnations of her spirit. With techniques both scientific and fanciful, Liv is able to observe the stories of characters who have visited her dreams, haunted her nightmares and captivated her imagination.
These stories of Liv's past lives are interwoven with episodes from her current life: her marriage, her young children, and her own early years. Liv comes to understand that her past traumas will neither define nor defeat her.
The themes running through the novel are forever topical: ...
Tish Louise, World War Two GI Bride. And Megan, Lucie and the mysterious missing Annie.
Four different women from different corners of the world and in different periods in time who fall in love with a foreigner and follow him home.
First comes romance, then comes reality.
Who doesn't like the idea of meeting a handsome stranger from a far-away land and flying off into the sunset?
This is the story of what happens when you get there.
And then some...
"Absolutely loved this book from the first page right onto the last. The characters are wonderful, the story is interesting, the writing is superb and fast paced and funny. Five stars." (GoodReads)
"Lyrical, witty and heartfelt." (Book Gypsy)
"A well written and researched book with a major twist at the end that will make you want to read the book all over again." (Amazon Canada)
"Amazing, well written and easy to read." (GoodReads)
"I'm not going to tell you the ins and outs of the book... It is exceptional and ...
A temporary fling... sizzling summer nights... two hearts on the line...
Former child star Sabrina Maguire is poised to make a major comeback, but an image destroying scandal while she's vacationing in Italy threatens the film's successful release. Her brother asks his best friend, Rafe Cavelli, to hide her for three weeks until a counter PR campaign reverses the damage and guarantees a box office winner.
When Rafe promises to protect Sabrina from the media, he's positive that supervising her won't be a problem. He's wrong. Sparks fly between them. He's determined to fight their intense attraction, but there's nothing to stop them from indulging in their desires. Not when they're in his secluded Tuscan Villa where anything is possible for three sexy weeks...
But indulging in their temptation leads to more than passion. Now their hearts are on the line... can they have it all, or will their differences tear them apart?
Eu, Olivia Dream, tinha mesmo o trabalho dos sonhos nos setores de parecer crítico e aquisições de livros numa grande editora nova-iorquina. Apaixonada e dedicada pelo que faço, não tinha tempo para relacionamentos interpessoais além dos que já possuía com meu pai e minha melhor - única - amiga, Alice.
Mas precisei reavaliar meus conceitos ao aceitar a companhia de um completo estranho em minha casa.
Bryan Devitto não deveria ser tão atraente e muito menos parecer tão à vontade esparramado no sofá da minha sala de estar. Mas o hóspede se encaixava tanto na minha rotina que era quase como se sempre tivesse feito parte dela. E se um único dia convivendo com ele já tinha sido uma prova tentadora, como eu lidaria com aquela visita intrigante e confiante vivendo sob o mesmo teto e respirando o mesmo ar que o meu por um mês?
Conviver com um estranho se tornou apenas um detalhe quando uma forte química se acendeu entre nós dois. E me sentir profundamente atraída por ...
Jo doesn't like sex.
Her mind wanders to the shopping list and the laundry basket, while the thrusting and grunting happen elsewhere. Oh well, she hasn't had a boyfriend in ages anyway.
Sophisticated and elegant, Adam is her new boss and will put an end to her quiet life. Silent, his icy blue eyes watch everything in his private, adult club, especially Jo.
And if the way he looks at her was not enough, the club is full of excitement, seduction and glamour.
While desire, and maybe more, flourishes in her chest, the past and the club will come between them. Will they be able to let each other in, or will it be all too much for Jo and Adam?
This is Sophie-Anne Monroe's first novel where she explores body positivity and the possibility of creating an environment where women can experience their sexuality in safety, where a man can ask permission and the mood not be altered for it.
PRAISE FOR ACROSS THE LINE
"Can't begin to explain how much I loved this book. Engaging characters ...
In the last six months, Ashley's life has been one disappointment after another. She walked in on her boyfriend with another woman, leaving her needing a new place to live and a mountain of debt. As if that wasn't enough, her ex convinces her that his infidelity is her fault for being unadventurous in bed.
Deep down Ashley has always had the desire to be wild but has been held back by her own insecurities. She's desperate to break free, but she's fearful of how people will judge her if they know her inner desires. She wants nothing more than to lose herself in sex that pushes her to the limit, but she hasn't found anyone she trusts enough to take her there until she meets Tanner.
Tanner doesn't trust anyone outside of his inner circle easily. The infamous, media proclaimed playboy, quarterback is tired of people using him for money, connections and to get their fifteen minutes of fame. Determined to protect his image and himself, he makes sure to keep most people at arm's length ...
When Ace gets accepted into the prestigious Franklin Universal High, her goals include studying and more studying. High marks in all her classes are the path to being a cardio thoracic surgeon like her beloved stepdad. She has no plans on falling for anyone, especially not the hot jock who keeps staring at her. The athletes at FU High have the worst reputation and she refuses to let one climb into her jeans -- no matter how nice Owen "Fast" McCoy seems.
It only takes one look for Owen to know that Alice "Ace" Alister is the girl for him. He's eighteen but he knows what he wants -- a successful football season and the new transfer. He'll do whatever it takes to achieve those goals from extra practices to joining the sewing club. He won't give up until he becomes the ace of her heart.