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Dorien Kelly is the award-winning author of The Last Bride in Ballymuir, the first novel in her captivating trilogy from Pocket Books. Upon its release 10 years ago, Book 1 won the Maggie, Molly and Southern Heat contests, among several other awards.
This romance series has been revived for the Kindle, and Book 1 tops today’s Buffet. And this isn’t merely a recycling of the original text — Dorien updated all three books especially for their Kindle debut, a process she calls “a labor of love.”
Set in the lush Irish countryside, the story goes down just fine with a warm cup of tea, making this winter’s chill a distant memory.
With 19 novels and novellas in print, Dorien makes her home in Michigan. Before becoming a published author, she worked for several years as a commercial lawyer, but eventually returned to her old love, writing.
“Ultimately, I realized that while a legal career was lucrative, it was making me too ‘Type A’ to survive,” Dorien recalls. “Since I was tired of billing out my life by the quarter-hour and wearing pantyhose, I turned back to writing.”
Her first novel, a romantic comedy called Designs on Jake, was published by Harlequin in 2002. Recently she’s been co-authoring some quite satisfying novels with her pal Janet Evanovich, including Love in a Nutshell and The Husband List. Thank goodness she’s not billing by the hour anymore.
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Author: Dorien Kelly
When Michael Kilbride, a handsome man with a dark past, arrives in the Irish village of Ballymuir, rumors begin to fly. While many turn against him, one woman steps forward–the village’s beloved schoolteacher, Kylie O’Shea.
Miss Kylie “Soon-to-Be-a-Saint” O’Shea teaches at the Gaelic school, helps her neighbors, and volunteers for every good cause. No one in Ballymuir can figure out why she keeps the interested lads at bay but they all warn her that she’s in danger of fulfilling a local legend: becoming the last bride in Ballymuir.
Sparks soon ignite between Michael and Kylie. Will Kylie, who also hides secrets, find the courage to confront her past and claim passion as her own? Captivated by Michael’s intense passions, she lets herself go where Michael leads her — into an awakening of dreams and desires…even if it means exposing her beloved village’s and her own darkest secrets.
Steeped in the age-old beauty and traditions of Ireland, Dorien Kelly’s enchanting contemporary novel transports readers to a picturesque Irish village where passions run deep….”
Author: Anna Funder
When Hitler seizes power in 1933, a tight-knit group of friends and lovers suddently becomes hunted outlaws overnight. dora, liberated and fearless; her lover, the great playwright Ernst Toller; Ruth; and Ruth’s journalist husband, Hans, find refuge in London. There, using secret contacts deep inside the Nazi regime, they take breathtaking rirks to warn the world of Hitler’s plans for war.
But England is not the safe haven they think it will be, and a single, chilling act of betrayal will tear them apart….
Based on true events, All That I Am is testament to some of the earliest—now forgotten—heroes of the resistance to Hitler.
Author: Susan May Warren
The beautiful heiress daughters of newspaper magnate August Price have been given everything their hearts desire. But what if they want only to be loved–without an enormous price tag attached?
When one daughter pursues a desirable marriage, she secures for herself a comfortable and glamorous life. But among the duties of privilege, will she also find the happily-ever-after she seeks? Her sister rejects the trappings of wealth, choosing instead to build a new life on the still-untamed frontier. Will she find happiness in independence or discover that she’s left her heart behind in New York’s glittering society? Set in the opulent world of the Gilded Age, each woman discovers that being an heiress just might cost her everything–including the chance for true love.
Author: Stephen Prosapio
Zach Kalusky, host of Sci-D TV’s Xavier Paranormal Investigators, is ecstatic when he’s given the opportunity to explore the most haunted site in Chicago for a Halloween Special: Rosewood Asylum, a place long made off-limits by the local government, plagued by decades of mysterious fires and unexplained events.
It’s Zach’s dream investigation- but there’s a catch: the network forces Xavier Paranormal Investigators to partner with the more dramatic-but less ethical-Demon Hunters. Now, Zach must fight for both his show’s integrity and his team’s loyalty while trying to protect his own secret: that he, himself, is possessed.
Coming of Age
Author: Brad Whittington
Mark Cloud has his doubts. He’s not sure if he’ll ever feel at home in Fred, Texas. He’s not sure that he can work up the nerve to declare his love to the girl of his dreams. He’s not sure he will survive another ride with Darnell Ray, Terror of the Back Roads. And he’s not really sure he buys the whole God thing. Which is an uncomfortable position for the son of a Baptist preacher.
Author: Julie Prestsater
Shelly Gelson had it all…a job teaching English at Carver High, her best friend, Mel, working by her side, and engaged to her high school sweetheart, Chase Marino. That is until Chase breaks her heart and leaves her for another teacher at the school.
Now Shel is left broken-hearted and trying to figure out what she wants while watching Chase and the home wrecker make moon eyes at each other. Enter Matt Fuller, Shel’s friend for the past 5 years and the perfect rebound. He’s gorgeous, smart, funny and fits into Shel’s idea of the right guy. Only problem is there may be more there then just a simple rebound.
Action & Adventure
Author: J.R. Rain
Private investigator Jim Knighthorse takes on a very, very cold case. When historian Willie Clarke dies of mysteriously of dehydration in the California deserts, ex-football hero Jim Knighthorse is hired to dig a little deeper—and discovers a shocking connection to one of the West’s oldest mysteries.
Over a hundred years ago, an unnamed cowboy was murdered in the California desert and, due to freak weather conditions, would become mummified within twenty-four hours. Now known to the world as Sylvester the Mummy and displayed in a creepy curiosity shop, Sylvester and historian Willie Clarke will be forever linked in mystery. That is, unless private investigator Jim Knighthorse can survive long enough to untangle one of the West’s greatest unsolved murders.
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: J.R. Rain
Private investigator Jim Knighthorse finds himself on the trail of his mother’s killer, a cold case spanning two decades. While on the hunt, he takes on a brutal case that takes him into shark-infested waters and deep into the heart of Mexico. All the while, Knighthorse comes closer and closer to finding his mother’s killer…and there’s going to be hell to pay.
Author: Pilossoph Jackie
Emma and Laura are about as different as two sisters can be. Emma’s always been the party girl and Laura is the hardworking doctor. But now, the two have something in common. Both are newly single and trying out the dating scene after marriage. Emma’s a widow and a single mother with a guilty secret she can’t let go. Laura’s husband just dumped her for one of four women he’s been sleeping with.
A dispute over the house forces Laura to move in with her sister and that’s when the fun begins. Go on some dates with these 42 and 44 year-old adorable sisters who are both looking for love and your jaw will surely drop.
Author: Karla Akins
A riveting historical narrative of Sacagawea, the only female member of the Lewis and Clark expedition. This interactive “living book” provides an unforgettable historical experience for students and adults alike. With emotional and factual honesty, the first person narrative brings into focus the truth about the life of one of the most admired women in American history.
Author: John L. Betcher
My name is William Kensey. I have a wife and two great kids. Until very recently, I was a well-respected and financially successful trial attorney.
I was also a man who was comfortable with his religion. I preferred it served at arm’s length from the pulpit on Sunday morning.
Everything changed when I was summoned to serve as a juror in an improbable trial — a trial to determine whether God exists.
I know, you think that sounds ludicrous. I did, too . . . until the trial began. Witnesses buried me under mountains of scientific evidence. My own eyes forced me to confront the reality of extreme human suffering. God seemed less and less relevant — even absent — as the trial progressed.
At the close of the trial, I had to render my verdict — “God” or “No God.” This is the story of how I discovered my ultimate truth. If your mind is open, you can join me in this journey of self-discovery.
Action & Adventure
Author: CJ Lyons
Former ER doctor Grace Moran has been through a lot. After witnessing her husband’s murder and barely surviving herself, she’s left medicine and become a prisoner of her own house and mind. Until she wakes up in her old hospital, told that she has a brain tumor that can only be treated if she agrees to participate in an experimental drug protocol using Lucidine.
Grace sees her brain tumor as a blessing rather than a curse. It’s a chance for her to die and be reunited with her lost love, her soul mate, her husband.
Before she can flee the hospital, she stumbles on two critically ill children whose lives are also at stake. Will Lucidine cure them or kill them? The three work to unravel the mysteries behind the experimental drugs and the strange effects it has on patients but unwittingly unleash a madman intent on murder.
Author: H.H. Fowler, Anita Bunkley
Imagine sharing the spotlight with a ruthless blackmailer, whose only intention is to take all of which you’ve worked hard to achieve – your wealth, your fame, and your church of seven thousand members.
For Pastor Leroy Paxton of Mount Moriah Baptist Church, this is real. Five years ago, he committed a toxic sin and almost lost his life trying to cover it up. He now comes face to face with his past, which haunts him from the pulpit to his bedroom. And the only way out of this nightmare is to make a decision that could cost him everything.
Author: Devri Walls
Kiora thought she had never heard a lie until she was 16. But she was wrong. Her entire existence was based on nothing but. She thought that evil did not exist. Lie. That magic was not real. Lie. And that the land of Meros was all there was. One more lie. With Aleric telling her that evil is knocking on the door and that she is the only one who can stop them she has a choice to make. Refuse, or start the wildest most painful ride of her life.
She reluctantly dips her toe into her new existence of magic and threads, dragons and shapeshifters, and the person who wants to take control of it all: the evil Dralazar. However, this journey was never meant to be hers alone. She will be accompanied by a Protector. To her disbelief, and utter irritation they name the hotheaded, stubborn, non-magical, (albeit gorgeous) Prince Emane. They will have to trust each other with their lives, but right now Kiora would settle for a non hostile conversation.
Biographies & Memoirs
Author: Glenn Langohr, Judicious Revisions
A true account of the author’s drug-dealing past that turned into trumped-up organized-crime charges over a bad business deal with the fabricator of Custom Craft Harley Davidson’s.
This prison story’s cast of characters include Mexican drug cartels, Southern California street gangs, and Hell’s Angels — all fighting for their piece of the drug culture. In the middle of it all, B.J. is hell bent for destruction until he realizes his destiny in the nick of time.
A good detective is squeezed out of the loop by an overzealous narcotic detective, a robust prison union ties to call the shots, and a handful of drug criminals search for their conscience.
Author: Jeff Kay
Jovis McIntire’s quiet life in the suburbs is turned upside down the day his mother-in-law wins $234 million in a multi-state lottery. She quickly makes an identical offer to all her children and their families: a large, custom-built home, and two million dollars cash.
But there’s a catch, a nasty hook hidden inside the bait. If the deal is accepted, they will be required to live together on a newly-created cul-de-sac in southern California, for the remainder of the matriarch’s life — a woman Jovis sarcastically calls Sunshine.
The rest of his wife’s family is no prize, either. Nancy the bohemian earth child with organic, free-range armpits, Kevin the pompous scarf-wearing intellectual, Sue the 400-pound attention junkie who throws herself down flights of stairs for sympathy… Jovis sees them all as kooks, in one way or another, and they want him to live amongst them? Not for a million bucks! Or two million, even.
Author: K.C. Neal
Corinne lives an average teenage life working at her dad’s cafe, hanging out with her best friend, and trying to forget a falling-out with her almost-boyfriend Mason. Then she discovers she and Mason are haunted by the same dreams of a dark force that consumes everything in its path. Pursued by shadowy figures and a dangerous woman with secrets from the past, Corinne must find out who her grandmother really was. In her quest to unravel her family’s history, she learns she is destined to protect this world–and the dark world of her dreams. She races to find the answers she seeks before her nightmares break free.
Author: Iris Bolling
Jeffrey Harrison is anointed with the looks, charisma, and political connections to go far. He doesn’t realize how far until he meets the one woman who touches his heart like no other. Tracy Washington’s innocence and purity overwhelms him and even though she’s his sister’s best friend, he can’t stop thinking about her.
The forces of nature bring the two together and the sky is the limit for this couple. The trials and tribulations that Jeffrey and Tracy endure on their journey together bring them closer, to a place where neither of them imagined. But will their dreams be derailed by jealous people, family skeletons and his dangerous career?
Author: Cidney Swanson
When the food supply of Mars’ human settlement is decimated, seventeen-year-old Jessamyn Jaarda, the best pilot Mars Colonial has ever seen, flies to Earth to raid for food. Earth-Mars relations couldn’t be worse, and her brother is captured during the raid. Breaking rules of secrecy and no contact, Jess finds an ally in Pavel, nephew to a government official, but their friendship only makes more agonizing the choice before her: Save her brother or save her planet?
Author: Tom Winton
Thomas Soles may very well be the last American martyr. This self-described “simple man” writes a book that is so powerful it brings back to life the all-but-dead international labor movement. The response to his thoughts and perceptions are astounding. Around the globe, from pole to pole, America to Zimbabwe, the footsteps of marching workers begin to tremor the earth. But not everyone is pleased.
There’s a tight-knit, elitist clique that is absolutely livid over the thoughts and ideals that fill the pages of Tom’s book. And when he and his wife, Elaina, return home from Sweden, they realize just how dangerous this profit-hungry mob can be. Mortified by the horrible scene that awaits them inside their apartment, the Soles have no choice but to flee their longtime home. Hoping to find peace and anonymity, they bounce all over America in an RV. But they don’t find what they’re looking for. Instead they become moving targets.
Author: Joe Hart
Travel to an old house in the country where something hungry waits just beyond the treeline. Watch as a young woman, whose life hangs in the balance, receives a visitor from the afterlife.
Or, journey across an ocean on a romantic voyage that ends in the deepest kind of horror. This dark collection of the macabre is sure to chill the bones of even the most stalwart horror aficionado.
Author: Peggy L Henderson
City boy Chase Russell is on the fast track to self-destruction. A star athlete, he gets into trouble with drugs and alcohol. Fulfilling a community service sentence in Yellowstone National Park is the last thing he wants to do. After a night of drinking in the park, he wakes up to find his new friends gone, and everything around him has changed.
Sarah Osborne grew up in the rugged Yellowstone wilderness. She can hunt and track right alongside the most experienced men. When some Indians drop a near-dead man off on her doorstep, she doesn’t know what to think. He’s convinced he’s from the future, and wants to find a way home.
Author: Angela Fristoe
There are defining moments in life when everything changes. For Dani Mays, it was the day she witnessed her brother’s murder. Afterward, she bounced between her alcoholic mother and foster homes until she found a permanent place. And a reason to want to stay: Reece Tyler. He’s her best friend, yet Dani wants more from him. Faced with losing Reece, Dani struggles to escape her memories, even as people from her past reappear.
Author: Robin Parrish
On the eve of his 17th birthday, Troy Goggin finds himself inexplicably transported to an impossibly huge, miles-long structure called the Corridor. But what is the Corridor, and why was he brought to it? It’s a place of mystery, wonder, and heart-stopping danger. It will test him and push him both mentally and physically.
His only companion is the girl whose voice he hears inside his head, explaining the rules he must follow if he hopes to escape. But there is much more to this extraordinary place than Troy could ever imagine. The Corridor’s true purpose — the biggest mystery of all — is revealed only to those who make it to the end.
Business & Investing
Author: Steve Scott
Thousands of people use YouTube.com as their #1 source of income. Isn’t it time you joined them? In this guide you’ll learn how to make money with YouTube. What you’ll get is a case study of how a single video generated $1,187.66 in extra income. Unlike other ‘how-to’ guides, you’ll receive a fully detailed strategy – With nothing left out.
There are dozens of books that offer the ‘secret’ to generating income with this video marketing site. Most detail hundreds of ways to make money.
In reality, you don’t need a bunch of vague strategies. Instead you need a blueprint that is the direct result of a video that actually generated profit.
It takes about 3 to 4 hours to record each one of these videos. You’ll need the commitment to focus on creating quality content. But don’t worry, because this book will show you how to do both in a simple, straightforward manner.
Business & Investing
Author: Steve Scott
Hoping to get things done with an Internet business? Looking to increase your online profits? Want to be more productive with your day-to-day activities? Tired of being overwhelmed by too much information?
You can’t achieve success online by taking a ‘get rich quick’ approach. Instead you need work at your Internet business on a daily basis. The problem? Sometimes it’s hard to know HOW to be more productive. What you need is a system that shows you what do each day of the week. This book provides a time management plan that’s specifically designed for online entrepreneurs. Whereas most productivity systems talk about working at a corporate 9 to 5 job; this eBook teaches you how to be productive with a virtual business.
Author: Talli Roland
When chief romantic Rose Delaney scores her dream job at London’s quirkiest new attraction, The Museum of Broken Hearts, she thinks she’s got it made. Sure, it’s a little depressing dealing with relics of failed relationships each day, but Rose is determined not to let it break her ‘love conquers all’ spirit. After discovering the museum’s handsome curator is nursing a broken heart of his own, Rose steps in to fix it.
Can Rose bring about a happy ending before it’s too late, or are some relationships beyond saving?
Biographies & Memoirs
Author: Cayr Ariel Wulff
When your home has a revolving door for abused and abandoned animals, keeping pets takes on a whole new dimension. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes heart-rending, this book chronicles the true-life adventures of two animal rescuers living with an ever-changing house full of pets. The author takes us on a journey from childhood through adulthood, sharing tales, (mis)adventures and insights garnered from a lifetime of encounters with a menagerie of twenty remarkable animals.
Biographies & Memoirs
Author: MSW Irene Tomkinson
This book is a gift for anyone who has ever said, “I am not going to raise my kids the way I was raised!” If you are trying to be the parent you always wanted and didn’t get, Irene will teach you why it is more effective that you be the parent your children need – not the one you needed.
How to separate what belongs to your history and what belongs in your present life is some of the rich, practical advice you will take away from this book.
Author: Kiki Hamilton
London 1872. A bloody escape, a deadly threat, a shocking revelation… As the orphan who stole the Queen’s ring — only to find the ring was a reservoir that held a truce between the world of Faerie and the British Court — Tiki’s greatest fear suddenly becomes all too real: the fey have returned to London seeking revenge.
As war escalates in the Otherworld, Queen Victoria’s youngest son, Prince Leopold, is attacked. In order to protect her family and the ones she loves, she needs to know the meaning of an fáinne sí, the birthmark that winds around her wrist. But will Tiki be brave enough to face the truth?
Religion & Spirituality
Author: Donald Jackson
A repudiation of Pauline Christianity and a call for a return to the original teachings of Jesus.
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Claudia Whitsitt
I teach. I raise a gaggle of kids. And my husband’s out of town . . . most of the time. This is my normal, and I’m used to it. I can handle the missing passport . . . the threatening letter . . . the late night phone calls . . . even the potential stalker. No problem. I’ve got it.
Then my life takes a sharp left turn, and I’m speeding down a one way street to hell. No longer sure who is friend and who is foe, one truth remains–I’ve placed myself and my family in mortal jeopardy. Trust me, I’ll do whatever it takes to save my family.
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Christine Dougherty
James Smith is receiving messages. Fired from his job, his girlfriend on the verge of leaving him, barely keeping his life in order, James’ unyielding insistence on following the signs and putting together the clues brings him to the answer…and it changes everything.
Hindered by flashbacks to a barely remembered babyhood at the hands of a criminally insane mother, James forges ahead, committing acts he’d never have thought himself capable, from shadowing a local teen, to kidnapping, to a murderous confrontation–all over the object of his desire.
When he partners with a mysterious cop named Riddel, James is certain he will not only bring everything out into the open, but also convince his girlfriend Lacey that she is central to his quest. And she is, but in a way they are all unable to foresee.
Author: Kathleen Royce
Born into a family of immense wealth, Alexandra Stone challenges her legacy by leading a secret double life as an international superstar. Escaping hounding reporters, she is stunned to discover her past has tracked her down in the form of her teenage nemesis that is responsible for the enigma she now is. With so many lies between them can she keep track of them all?
Cookbooks, Food & Wine
Author: Alex True
No one can resist the temptation of a delicious homemade cupcake– but many people don’t want the two dozen cupcakes, long mixing, and messy cleanup that accompany conventional recipes. Here are 10 small-batch recipes, the perfect solution for couples and singles who want their cupcakes, and want to eat them, too.