When one of Kate Mitchell’s star authors is carted away in handcuffs, she thinks it’s only the beginning of her troubles. As her world crumbles around her, Kate desperately looks for anyone to hold onto but finds that happy endings are truly works of fiction. When her career and love affair hit their expiration date, Kate sets off on a new adventure….
Starting over in California is easy, but Kate soon learns that leaving her old life behind isn’t. Nicholas Lavigne is eager to help her forget, but two things still own her heart, the dream of discovering the next great American novel, and MacDermott Ellis. As Kate tries to rebuild her life she finds a surprising gift that reboots her career in a new and unexpected direction. Suddenly her name becomes synonymous with one of the biggest bestsellers publishing has seen in ages and she’s welcomed back with open arms. At the height of her success the ghosts of her past come back to remind her of the world she’d been trying to forget and the man who never let go of her heart. Behind the book, there’s always more to the story.
Meet Julie Quinn, Madison Ave. climber and soon to be Mrs. Bradley Scholer, the drop-dead genius behind those daring Voguespreads. Like her bestie, Kate, Julie is the quintessential New Yorker: bright, bold, and hell bent on the future, and now, on the eve of her 30th birthday, she’s this close to being home in every sense of the word. Her parents, god rest them, would be proud. But life never plays straight.
Just as Julie’s about to cash in on her dreams, she looses everything–her career, her fiancé, even her faith in the future. Hope finds its way to her in the folds of a letter from Ireland. Julie’s grandmother–a woman she’s never met–has named her in her will. She must travel to the Aran Islands to uncover the future that lies in her family’s past. In this comic romance, Julie rediscovers what it means to say “I love you.” A guest in her estranged (and embittered) aunt’s home, she finds herself embroiled in island drama and a creeping affection for the resident heart-throb, the scruffy country vet Michael Reilly.
Eden Daylesford is a sixteen year old Nephilim girl stuck smack bang in the middle of a war between angels and demons. And the bad thing is that she shares both of their blood. When her mother takes her to the Michaelite Sanctuary in London to try to get rid of the deadly trait that has started to appear – one that hasn’t been seen in a long time – it could stop Eden from forming any sort of relationship with anyone, including the tempting Asher. Eden has no idea just how powerful she is…
Will she learn to embrace her new ability and accept her new role, or go back to her old life of an ordinary human teenager?
Will she be tempted?
The enticing first book in the spin off novella series to The Legend of the Archangel. Set after events in The Chronicles of Fire and Ice.
In the pre-dawn hours of the graveyard shift, the ICU at the Houston Heart Institute is quiet, and quietly patients are dying. Surgery resident Joe Morales dreams of becoming a rich heart doctor. First, he must survive his assignment to an ICU rife with land mines–unexplained patient deaths, rival faculty, fellow resident saboteurs, a cost-slashing administrator, a ruthless insurance executive, a seductive head nurse, a jealous wife, a critically ill son, an overprotective mother, and an orderly distraught over his daughter’s death. To salvage the career he thought he wanted, Joe must determine the cause of the suspicious deaths. In the process, he’s forced to re-examine the ethnic and religious heritage that he had rejected.
Look out London, there’s a new investigator in town! Harley Hill is a twenty-five year old woman in need of a new identity. Until now she’s been know as many things: Baker, Crazy Cat Lady, Thief, Bandit, The girl dressed like a ninja…
When she’s offered an investigative position at the Silvers Finders Agency, she decides it’s time to go straight. Her first case is to discover why a mysterious object was left behind at a jewelry store break-in. But when it turns into a murder case, Harley will need all her skills to find the killer and uncover the secret of the artifact.
With the help of her new friends, an inquisitive cat, and two sexy men, Harley faces a race against the clock to catch the murderer. If she fails, it won’t just be the job she loses—but her life.
No matter how many times Dezmond breaks her heart, Jazzlynn, better known as Jazzie, can’t seem to shake him. He was her first love and his love is all she knows. She doesn’t want to let it go, no matter how much it hurts. Tori, her best friend, is tired of her girl playing the fool. She convinces her to live life for just one night, and Jazzie does just that. One night out and she meets Mr. Right, but she lets him get away because she can’t stop playing the fool.
Truth and Tori are best friends, but Truth wants more. Although he has proven his love and loyalty on several occasions, Tori wants to remain just friends. She appreciates their strong bond just the way it is, and doesn’t want anything to come between their friendship. She knows that Truth only wants what’s best for her, especially when it comes to her line of work. But no matter how many times he complains, she says she it’s her profession to make a living and she’s not giving it up; deep inside it’s her own insecurities that have her in love with one man—and she calls him money!
Truth isn’t giving up on her, though. He will stay by her side until she realizes that, “He’s the Truth,” but his psycho baby momma ain’t having that. Truth belongs to her and she’s willing to go to extreme measures to prove it.
The Ray Collins Case – A novelette in 13k words to introduce Detective Chief Inspector David Jones:
Birmingham, England, a sunny day in the city park. Children play, adults stroll – and a man lies dead in a pool of blood. His terrified fiance screams for help.
The assailant smiles, waves goodbye and strolls away into the trees…
DCI Jones, together with his protege, Sergeant Phil Cryer are called to investigate the most difficult of crimes – an apparently motiveless and random attack. Hampered by a lack of resources, Jones and Cryer have to act quickly to prevent a murder spree…
Skulking around in the ruins on a planet swarming with treasure hunters, slavers, and bounty hunters isn’t good for one’s health. But Ankari Markovich needs a few archaeological samples for her latest business venture, a venture that might prove lucrative enough to move her family off the impoverished planet where she grew up. Unfortunately, she has no sooner collected her samples than she’s captured by a band of brawny mercenaries. The captain might be handsome, but he’s intent on turning her over to some finance lord who has, for reasons unknown, put a bounty on her head, a ridiculously large one at that. If she can’t figure out a way to escape before she’s delivered to the lord’s home world, she could be forced into a life of indentured servitude—or worse.
Captain Viktor Mandrake doesn’t usually take on piddling bounty hunting gigs, but when his intelligence officer informs him of a criminal on a nearby planet, he decides it wouldn’t hurt to take a shuttle down to collect the woman. But Ankari Markovich is trouble from the start, nearly eluding his elite forces, then fighting and tricking his people left and right. He finds himself admiring her spirit, but according to her warrant, she’s a criminal. The safest thing is to keep her in the brig and ignore her until she can be handed off to the man who wants her.
Lance never got over his teenage love despite years of trying to forget her with alcohol, music, and other women.
Samantha dated lots of different guys after Lance, guys most girls would love to have even a chance with. No one can make her happy though; she compares them all to Lance.
Fate brings them together when Lance is in town for some family business. They end up spending a passionate night together but can they be more? Can they finally find their happily ever after?
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