USA Today bestselling author Patti Berg started writing in fifth grade. Her first project became a play that she and a couple of friends produced as a puppet show for hospitalized children. As she matured, Patti began writing romance novels. Romantic Times has lauded her as “an exceptional voice in the field of romantic fiction.”

pattiIn 1994, after moving with her family to Idaho, Patti began writing inspirational women’s fiction for Guideposts. However, she retains a backlog of mystery-romance ideas, which she expects will eventually be available as eBooks. Patti’s 1991 Avon romance novel Born to Be Wild tops today’s Buffet. It’s an enjoyable, charming and steamy story.

When she’s not writing, Patti enjoys reading mysteries and historical-romance books. “If I see the word “pirate” on the cover of a book, I’m hooked,” she says.

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Born to Be Wild

Author: Patti Berg
Born to Be Wild

Take a Walk on the Wilde Side …

High society wedding planner Lauren Remington is determined to prove her family wrong and make a success of her business, but a last minute disaster brings a glorious end to all her grand plans. Desperate for help, her only hope is Max Wilde, a man whose rugged, leather-clad body is almost as dangerous as his sleek black Harley. Max may be everything Lauren’s mother warned her about, but desperate times call for desperate measures… providing she can convince him to help her out.

Max isn’t sure why he agreed to help save Lauren’s shapely derriere, especially when one tilt of her blue-blooded nose is enough to get his back up. There’s just something about the way Lauren’s curvy body snuggles up against his that feels right, and he’d kill to see her out of her Chanel suit and into tight red leather. Not only that, but he can’t help but admire the way she doesn’t shy away from his foster kids and their rough-and-tumble friends. Still, Max knows that his wrong-side-of-the-tracks background could never fit in Lauren’s high society world… but somewhere deep behind the lady lies a woman born to be wild.

The Spirit Clearing

Author: Mark Tufo
The Spirit Clearing

After a horrific accident Mike wakes to find himself blind in one eye. He now sees things that others can’t and nobody will listen to him. That is, until he meets Jandilyn Hollow. Will she be able to pull him out of the depths of his despair?

Can love transcend even death?

Cassidy Jones and the Secret Formula (Book One)

Author: Elise Stokes
Cassidy Jones and the Secret Formula (Cassidy Jones Adventures, Book One)

Cassidy Jones is your typical fourteen-year-old– that is, until a seemingly harmless accident in the laboratory of a world-renowned geneticist turns her world upside down.

Discovering incredible strength, speed, and enhanced physical senses that defy logic, Cassidy embarks on an action-packed adventure that has her fighting for answers…and for her very life.


At the Heart of Leadership: How To Get Results with Emotional Intelligence

Author: Joshua Freedman, Peter Salovey
At the Heart of Leadership: How To Get Results with Emotional Intelligence (3rd Edition, Revised & Updated)

This book will show you how to lead more effectively by engaging your own and your people’s emotions. Where other books tell you about emotional intelligence, this book provides the roadmap to put it in action.

There are a handful of people in the world who have proven experience raising organizational performance with emotional intelligence. Freedman is one of the leaders. Using stories and data from his work around the world with organizations such as the US Marine Corps, Schlumberger, and FedEx, Freedman provides a practical guide to this critical topic

You’ll learn the Six Seconds EQ Model, a practical three-step process to become more effective with emotions.

If Loving You is Wrong (Crime Rant Classics)

Author: Gregg Olsen
If Loving You is Wrong (Crime Rant Classics)

Within hours of giving birth to her sixth child, Mary Kay Letourneau had her baby daughter whisked from her arms. She was then shackled and returned to her jail cell. Just years ago, the pretty, personable Seattle schoolteacher was living a life many would envy– she had a handsome husband, four beautiful children, and a beloved following of students. Then she was accused of child rape, and her whole world turned upside down.

How did a 34-year-old married teacher fall in love with one of her sixth-grade students? Was it a complete lapse of judgment, or– as she contends– the meeting of two soulmates? Were the two planning to run away together– before police caught them in a parked car?

Twang

Author: Julie L. Cannon
Twang

The songs Jennifer Clodfelter writes and sings about drinkin’, cheatin’, lyin’, and leavin’ aren’t from her imagination. With innocence and passion, Jenny pours the pain from her childhood into the lyrics of one Billboard country hit after another. Her manager tells her that confronting those years wrapped in abuse and heartache is a necessary evil, part of the unstoppable force of her destiny to become a country music diva.

For a while, Jenny’s in heaven. She basks in the spotlight on stage and loves living in Nashville, Tennessee. But soon she begins to find there’s a heavy price to pay for such vulnerability. The emotional fallout is staggering when Jenny revisits a certain memory of her teen years.

The Mother Road

Author: Jennifer AlLee
The Mother Road

Within the course of a week, Natalie is dumped by her husband, receives an urgent call home from her father, and discovers her estranged sister is pregnant.

A road trip on Route 66 may not help, but it sure couldn’t hurt. Or so Natalie thinks, until Lindsay’s boyfriend starts stalking them. Will their trip down the Mother Road bring the two sisters closer together or turn out to be the biggest wrong turn yet?

The Source (The Mountain State Vampire Series)

Author: J.B. Stilwell
The Source (The Mountain State Vampire Series)

Vampires are not only among us, they are proud, tax-paying citizens with equal rights.

Emma Burcham is a human scientist working on a project for the Federal Office for Human and Vampire Administration, a U.S. government office created to deal with paranormal crime that the regular correctional system just can’t handle. She’s paired with scientist Rick Allstedt who just happens to be of the fanged sort. Together they work to uncover the source of vampire mortality for crime prevention – and if they succeed they will be $50,000 richer.

Amelia’s story

Author: D.G Torrens, Firstediting, Ares Jun
Amelia's story

Amelia has just one wish, to make it to adulthood, to hold her destiny in her own hands. This is a harrowing true story, one of survival and human strength. Amelia has been separated from all her siblings never to see them again for many years, she is moved from one children’s home to another, until finally it’s just too much for her to bear. Amelia starts to wonder about the peace and finality of her own death.

The Pet Washer

Author: Jennifer Lynn Alvarez
The Pet Washer (The Pet Washer Series)

Cianna works overtime at The Royal Pet Palace and Day Spa. Here, animals are cleaned, massaged, bedazzled, and dyed to match the outfits of their masters. Cianna is popular because she invents special shampoos, flea treatments, pet foods, and toothpastes to keep the pets as healthy as they are clean.When Cianna is thrown into the glamorous lifestyle of the royals it seems all her dreams are coming true, but when Polly has a change of heart, both of their lives are changed forever.

IRREFUTABLE: a Crime Thriller

Author: Dale Roberts
IRREFUTABLE: a Crime Thriller

The investigation into a series of rapes becomes a nightmare for Detective Alex Mendez when DNA from one of the victims is matched to him.

Life as detective Alex Mendez knew it came to an abrupt end two years ago with the murder of his wife. Now he is raising his teenage daughter alone. The demands of his job and the fact that his wife’s case remains unsolved have been a strain on them both, but now a new case threatens not only what’s left of their fragile relationship, but their very lives. Now, to clear his name he must face the demons from his past and reveal a long kept secret that could disprove the evidence against him, but doing so would not only devastate his daughter, it could destroy them both.

Unleashed (A Sydney Rye Novel, # 1)

Author: Emily Kimelman
Unleashed (A Sydney Rye Novel, # 1)

When the series begins Sydney Rye is named Joy Humbolt. She does not like people telling her what to do, so it comes as no surprise that she was just fired from her last job. When she buys Charlene Miller’s dog-walking business on Manhattan’s exclusive upper east side, it seems like the perfect fit: Quiet environment, minimal contact with people.

But then one of her clients turns up dead, and Charlene disappears. Rumors say Charlene was having an affair with the victim–and of course, everyone assumes Joy must know where she is.

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