Bestselling author Charles Sheehan-Miles tops today’s Buffet with his thriller Girl of Lies, a spinoff series of the “Thompson Sisters.”
Charles has been a soldier, computer programmer, short-order cook and non-profit executive, and is the author of more than a dozen fiction and non-fiction books, including the indie bestsellers Just Remember to Breathe and Republic: A Novel of America’s Future.
“I write about things I’m passionate about: love, romance, war; addiction, remorse, guilt,” Charles says. “I write about the things that terrify me and give me joy.”
Charles and his partner Andrea Randall live and write together in South Hadley, Massachusetts.
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Andrea Thompson is smart, assertive and beautiful. She’s also desperately lonely. Raised in Europe by her grandmother, she struggles knowing neither of her parents wanted her, and she has no idea why.
When Andrea receives an urgent call from her older sister Carrie, she agrees to fly to the United States to help. Carrie’s newborn daughter Rachel needs a bone marrow transplant.
What Andrea doesn’t know is that her return to the United States will launch a chain of events that will uncover secrets hidden for decades. Secrets which will rock the Thompson family and ignite a political firestorm.
Secrets that some will kill to protect.
Introducing Denverite Brendan Murphyor Murph as he s known to the rest of the world. He lives alone in his crow s nest apartment, fries a hamburger for every meal, does his dish, then channel surfs for reruns of Gilligans Island. He is a radical minimalist. He strives to earn no more money as a driver for Rocky Mountain Taxi Company than his needs require. He is determined to stay out of the lives of those he transports. He struggles with one issue and is spectacularly bad with the other. The Asphalt Warrior is the first of eleven adventures. Come prowl the mean streets of Denver with Murph and ponder the meaning of the world and all sorts of deep questions, such as: Why would anyone want to DO anything?
Sara Grey’s world shattered ten years ago when her father was brutally murdered. Now at seventeen, she is still haunted by memories of that day and driven by the need to understand why it happened. She lives a life full of secrets and her family and friends have no idea of the supernatural world she is immersed in or of Sara’s own very powerful gift.
In her quest for answers about her father’s death, Sara takes risks that expose her and her friends to danger and puts herself into the sights of a sadistic vampire. On the same fateful night she meets Nikolas, a warrior who turns Sara’s world upside down and is determined to protect her even if it’s the last thing she wants.
Sara’s life starts to spin out of control as she is hunted by an obsessed vampire, learns that her friends have secrets of their own and reels from the truth about her own ancestry.
There has only ever been one man in Frankie’s life: her father, Doug Cooper. That is until she takes the job of amateur jockey at Aspen Valley Racing Stables where her path not so much crosses as collides with that of star rider, Rhys Bradford. Her crush on him would be made so much simpler if she hadn’t just been given the opportunity of a jockey’s lifetime: the ride on Grand National favourite, Peace Offering.
Unfortunately, it just so happens this opportunity comes at Rhys’s expense and he’s not happy about it… or is he?
In the turbulent run-up to National Hunt’s biggest event, Frankie is filled with questions. Is Rhys playing games with her heart? What exactly does her father have against the Bradfords? Will Ta’ Qali show his true potential in time to warrant his place at Aspen Valley? Why do there have to be so many blasted calories in strawberry cheesecake? And lastly, who exactly is Francesca Cooper?
Jolie moves to Great Aunt Madge’s B&B at the Jersey shore, taking her cat Jazz, and joining Madge’s pair of prune-eating dogs. Jolie does not view this as a retreat from her embezzling ex-husband, just a smart change. She had no idea her life was about to get even more complicated.
Jolie finds work as a real estate appraiser, but a low-life named Joe Pedone demands that Jolie repay her husband’s gambling debts and she runs into Michael Riordan, her high school crush. She’s not sure which one is more trouble. Jolie appraises his mother’s house and finds his mother dead in bed. Soon the mundane work of appraising real estate and dodging suggestions to attend the ten-year high school reunion is mixed with calls from reporters, scary suggestions from Pedone, and requests that she help the local busybody with First Presbyterian’s social services work. Jolie balances her fear of Pedone, belief that Michael is innocent, and sometimes uneasy friendship with long-ago friend Scoobie. Her list of murder suspects includes Michael’s soon-to-be-ex wife and a couple other beneficiaries of Mrs. Riordan’s will. Those suspicions don’t include Scoobie, but he makes it to the police department’s list. Jolie wants to prove both friends innocent. But will Pedone’s plans leave her alive to find the truth?
A city turned lawless, a sky haunted by drifting, glowing creatures, an alien object blotting out the sun, and only a sixteen-year-old girl to make sense of it all.
Lillia Wilkins is having a pretty normal day, filled with thoughts of school work, boys, and the occasional creepy stalker. Then suddenly the lights go out and she looks up to find a massive object as wide as the city hovering in the sky.
Chaos instantly erupts. People flee the city in droves. Even Lillia’s own foster mother abandons her, leaving her all alone to care for the younger children. Luckily she happens upon Sherman, an alcoholic but crafty homeless man who knows how to navigate the chaotic streets of Louisville.
When an intruder burns down the house, Lillia and Sherman must find a safe place to take the children. They need food and clothing. They need a good night’s sleep. They need to escape the city, now quarantined by the military.
Most of all, they need to answer the question: “What is the object?”
My name is Olivia Hutchinson, but you can call me Hutch. I’m the owner of a fine establishment called For Anyone to See, which just happens to be an all male strip club. And if stories about strippers and murder and crime and sex make you squirmy, you should probably stop reading. Right now. I mean it. Just close up this book and go find something more wholesome to read.
But if you do decide to stick around, I think we’ll have a good time. Actually, our good time will have to wait until after I find out a few things:
1. Who stole my mother’s life savings and murdered one of my strippers.
2. Why my former “friend-with-benefits” is following me around.
3. Why one of my performers thinks it’s a good idea to change his stage name to “Lick-a-lot-a-puss.”
But once all those little mysteries are cleared up, I promise we are going to have a blast.
An expansive history covering the period from the dawn of civilization to the 6th century B.C. A table of contents is included.
Life isn’t fair. Most women know it. But what can you do about it? Plenty. . .if you’re part of the Sisterhood. On the surface, these seven women are as different as can be–but each has had her share of bad luck, from cheating husbands to sexist colleagues to a legal system that often doesn’t do its job. Now, drawn together by tragedy, they’re forging a bond that will help them right the wrongs committed against them and discover an inner strength they didn’t know they had. Growing bolder with each act of justice, the Sisterhood is learning that when bad things happen, you can roll over and play dead. . .or you can get up fighting. . ..
Meet the Sisterhood—seven very different women who found one another in their darkest days and formed an indelible friendship, strong enough to heal their pasts and bring laughter and joy back into their lives. In Myra Rutledge’s beautiful, Virginia home, amid hugs and fresh iced tea, shrimp fritters and shell-pink tulips, the friends have gathered to embark on their second mission of sweet revenge for one of their own. Julia Webster’s husband, a U.S. Senator, has used his wife’s graciousness and elegance to advance his career even as he’s abused her trust at every turn and left her dreams for the future in tatters. Now, on the eve of his greatest political victory, he’s about to learn a serious lesson in payback. Because the senator crossed the wrong woman…and there are six more where she came from…
On July 26, Arthur Gordon learns that Europa, the sixth moon of Jupiter, has disappeared. Not hiding, not turned black, but gone.
On September 28th, Edward Shaw finds an error in the geological records of Death Valley. A cinder cone was left off the map. Could it be new? Or, stranger yet, could it be artificial? The answer may be lying beside it—a dying Guest who brings devastating news for Edward and for Planet Earth.
As more unexplained phenomena spring up around the globe—a granite mountain appearing in Australia, sounds emanating from the earth’s core, flashes of light among the asteroids—it becomes clear to some that the end is approaching, and there is nothing we can do.
What if the guy in the airplane seat next to you turned out to be the love of your life? Juliana, happy in her career as a hair stylist, is on her way to visit her boyfriend of ten years, who’s working out of state. She’s wondering why they’re not engaged yet. When he tells her he’s wondering what it might be like to make love to other women, she’s devastated. Even though he tries to take it back, she doesn’t want him to be wondering all his life.
So they agree to take a break, and heartbroken, she goes back to Baltimore. Michael is going to his fiancee’s parents’ home for an engagement party he doesn’t want. A state prosecutor, he’s about to try the biggest case of his career, he hates the distraction, and he’s having doubts about the relationship. His fiancee seems too dependent on her wealthy parents, and they seem to want to control his life. When Paige pulls a manipulative stunt at the party, he becomes so enraged that he breaks off the engagement. Juliana and Michael sat together on the plane ride from Baltimore to Florida, and discover they’re on the same flight coming back.
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