Shannon Mayer tops today’s Buffet with Priceless, the first installment in her “Rylee Adamson” paranormal romance series.
Shannon Mayer lives in the southwestern tip of Canada with her husband, dog, cats, horse, and cows. In her teens, she began reading Anne Rice, and it was in those novels that the idea of urban fantasy really bloomed for Shannon. (At around the same time, she was reading her grandmother’s Harlequin Historical novels. The combination of love stories and darker fantasy stuck with her, and it’s what she gravitates toward now.
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“My name is Rylee and I am a Tracker.”
When children go missing, and the Humans have no leads, I’m the one they call. I am their last hope in bringing home the lost ones. I salvage what they cannot.
I’m on the FBI’s wanted list.
I have a werewolf for a pet, a Witch of a best friend, and have no need for anyone else in my life.
But when a salvage starts to spin out of control, help comes from a most unexpected direction.
One that is dangerously dark, brooding, and doesn’t know a thing about the supernatural.
One whose kisses set me on fire.
Jaci Rivera joins her best friends Callie, Sara and Amanda for a night of pizza and shopping. But an evening at the mall turns into a terrifying twist of events that drive Jaci and her friends 2000 miles across the Canadian border. The girls find themselves alone and running from unknown enemies on all sides, and not even the police can be trusted. . . . Detective Carl Hamilton is called out on a homicide case where the partially decayed body of an unidentified teenage girl is found along a remote highway. He is drawn into a life and death race to stop the killers before they strike again.
When you are old enough to finally become an Earth Mars citizen, everything should be perfect. Right? Not for Liam Hoffen. He’s stuck on a mining asteroid called Colony 40, helping his father work a claim that is never going to pay out. His best friend, Nick James is set for life in James’ Rental business and Liam just discovered that the girl he’s known forever thinks he’s pretty great and now she’s leaving for the Mars Naval Academy.
Liam dreams of sailing the stars. Whenever he gets the chance, he jets into space and floats, wishing to be free of the asteroid that has claimed him. What he doesn’t realize is that fate is about to change everything.
Sometimes you have to lose parts of yourself to gain the stars, and Liam discovers that while it isn’t easy to literally lose parts of yourself to the pirates who attacked your home, gaining the stars is worth everything.
He and Nick are about to find out what the real world has to offer and they end up meeting exciting people along the way.
In 1810, Lord Duncan Mavebury, heir to the Rhonan Estates, and Muriall Mondell, beautiful, but penniless, are in love and planning to elope to Duncan’s vast estates in Jamaica. To their dismay, vicious landlords of neighbouring estates, begin to seize the land of tenant farmers, clearing the Scottish Highlands for sheep grazing. Hundreds start to die of starvation.
Muriall and Duncan delay their plans, as they strive to save the lives of the tenants. Unbeknown to Duncan, his brother Lord Maximillian, a rakehell and member of the Hell-Fire club, is intent on abducting Muriall.
In the present day, American Jessica McGregor mourns the death of her beloved aunt and guardian Priscilla. Her cousin Dinah urges her to visit the North-West Highlands of Scotland, a place their aunt longed to visit, to search for their lost ancestors. Jess reluctantly agrees and books into Rhonan Manor Hotel, where she meets the owner, the handsome, Earl of Rhonan, Lord Douglas Mavebury. Immediately attracted to her, he sweeps her off her feet, determined to make her his own. Douglas refuses to believe the manor is haunted, a belief that puts Jess’s life in danger.
Dear Bob and Sue chronicles our journey to visit all 59 US national parks, written as a series of emails to our friends, Bob and Sue. This book is NOT a guidebook to the national parks with eloquent descriptions of scenery, although many reviewers have said they use it as a guide when visiting the parks. Our book doesn’t have pictures or maps (too expensive), a table of contents (too hard to figure out in a digital format) or mommy porn (too disturbing for our children to read). There are no vampires or teenage paranormal fantasies in this book. And, since we’re not writers by profession you might find grammatical errors we didn’t catch.
Instead, these emails to Bob and Sue, written over a span of two years, contain random observations about the parks we visited, the people we met and what we ate for lunch. Some of the consistent themes are Matt’s OCD (he claims there is no “D”), squirrels, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and beer; with a mid-air plane collision and some grizzly bears thrown in for added excitement.
Young Bridget Campbell has a peaceful life in the Scottish lowlands living in her parents’ home with her sisters and training to be a piano teacher. Her life is turned upside down when her wealthy grandfather, Robert MacDonald, invites her to stay with him at his castle and become the lady of the house.
But moving to the castle means living under the same roof as Aidan MacLeod, a handsome highlander recently brought to the village to be her grandfather’s right hand man. Although there’s a mutual attraction, Bridget senses something sinister about the outlander, and if the rumors are true he’s not to be trusted, especially with her heart.
As strange noises fill the night and then a frightening attack nearly sends her from the keep, Bridget considers returning home. Her grandfather needs her, but Aidan and the housekeeper, Besse, would surely rejoice at her departure, leaving them in a better position to inherit the property. Bridget needs to discover the source of the threat and who she can trust.
After an injury forces cowboy Gil Howard from the rodeo circuit and an accident kills his girlfriend, he seeks out his grandfather in Colorado, a rancher and minister in a sect of faith healers. Wild, restless, and angry at his alcoholic father, Gil drifts in a life suddenly foreign to him until he meets intriguing rancher’s daughter, Katie Campbell—only to find no one wants him with her, including Katie herself, who has a longstanding attachment to her childhood friend and sweetheart. When a mountain storm throws the two of them together, Gil finds himself in love for the first time and his life begins to come together in unexpected ways. Then tragedy strikes and he is left struggling to reconcile his past with his new faith and his shattered dreams. Will there ever be another message from Katie in the cedar tree?
Disturbing beyond dark. An extermination, an invasion; the end of all ends.
Or is it?
Yet another quiet night in the placid city of Marin’s Dale…
The trees were still, the air was cool; the Colorado residents slept in peace. And then it came. When the crimson flash hit, few even noticed. That is, until the next morning. That is, until dark, psychological visions plagued their minds, until black fluid began leaking from nostrils, and corpses clogged the sewers, and people, in the streets and everywhere, began to fall apart. Literally.
The invasion had begun. The extermination, inevitable.
In the new thriller from critics’ favorite Matthew Klein, Jimmy Thane thinks that his new job as the CEO of a failing company will help turn his life around. He should think again.
Jimmy Thane knows all about crossroads. Every time he’s faced with one he’s taken the wrong path. At the peak of his career, he chose alcohol. When his job became shaky, he turned to drugs. And when his wife lost faith in him, he turned to other women. Now, Jimmy’s clean, and he’s at a new crossroad: he’s landed the job of a CEO at a failing company in South Florida and has seven weeks to turn it around.
Except, from the moment he enters the building, he senses there’s something very wrong—the place is too quiet, too empty. When the police come calling about the disappearance of the former CEO, Jimmy begins to wonder what he got himself into.
Then he discovers surveillance equipment in his neighbor’s house, looking straight into his living room. And he begins to notice that his wife isn’t just tired, she’s terrified, and trying to hide it.
There’s one thing Julia Wilson has learned in life: you can’t push aside your own dreams for anyone. Newly divorced, Julia returns to the small hometown she swore she’d left forever. She plans on enjoying the cheap rental a friend offers and staying there just long enough to figure out her next steps in life.
But before long, Julia realizes she’s made a big mistake.
A decade ago, Micah Anderson promised Julia forever but broke her heart right before she left for college. Now, Julia’s back in town, and he’s going to have to tell her the truth about why he left her—it’s impossible to hide a twelve-year-old child when you live in such a small town.
Can Julia forgive Micah and start anew? Should she try to make a relationship work if Micah’s past becomes a threat to her safety? Should she follow her dreams if it means giving up on a second chance with her first love?
Magnolia Kelch is no stranger to pain. Beautiful and powerful, she’s spent her entire life at the mercy of her sadistic father and the rest of the Kelch clan, who have tortured her and tested the limits of her powers. After one particularly heinous night that leaves Magnolia nearly dead, she finally sees her chance for escape…
But this first taste of freedom is short-lived when she collides with Thirteen, head of the Network—a secret organization dedicated to fighting supernatural criminals—who recruits her into the group. Even as she’s coming to grips with this new life and the horrific memories that still haunt her, she’s conflicted by her growing attraction to fellow team member Theo and the emergence of new, untested abilities. After months of grueling training, her loyalty to the team is tested when she learns her target is the Network’s most wanted: the Kelch family.
Revenge may course through her veins, but so does the blood of the Kelches. And opposing her family may cost her the thing she treasures most. After all, Magnolia is still a Kelch. And the Kelch are damned.
- Twenty sure-fire negotiating gambits.
- How to negotiate over the telephone, by e-mail, and via instant messaging.
- How to read body language.
- Listening to hidden meanings in conversation.
- Dealing with people from other cultures.
- How to become an expert mediator.
Seven years ago federal agent Samantha Moon was the perfect wife and mother, your typical soccer mom with the minivan and suburban home. Then the unthinkable happens, an attack that changes her life forever. And forever is a very long time for a vampire.
Now in MOON RIVER, private investigator, Samantha Moon, is asked to look into a string of bizarre murders, murders that are looking more and more like the handiwork of a bloodthirsty vampire. But when her sister, Mary Lou, goes missing, Samantha, Allison and Kingsley take the fight underground…into the dark heart of a vampire’s lair.
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