T Gephart, a highly successful indie author from Australia, tops today’s Buffet with her debut novel, A Twist of Fate. It’s the first in a series of contemporary romances.
An avid reader, T became frustrated by the lack of strong female characters in the books she was reading. She wanted to read about a woman she could identify with, someone strong, independent and confident who didn’t lack femininity. That led to A Twist of Fate, published one year ago. She’s followed up with with four more novels in the series already.
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A Twist of Fate (The Lexi Series Book 1)
Lexi is a successful PR manager for a multinational firm, based in Melbourne, Australia. She is an energetic and impulsive soul whose passions sometimes control her life. Through a twist of fate she is chosen to represent a famous client, catapulting her into a new life in New York – fulfilling her in a way that she had never imagined.
When Lexi meets Alex, sparks fly. Their chemistry is explosive and they can’t get enough of each other. Her role as the PR manager for his band, Power Station, means that they have to keep their arrangement secret and this proves to be a complication for both of them.
The story follows the twists and turns of six months in Lexi’s life, exploring the complicated rules she creates to govern her relationships and the friends that help her realize that life is more fun when you throw out the rulebook and that love is a major part of being happy.
The Annexation War: Naero’s War (The Citation Series Book 1)
The Annexation War rages across hundreds of Triaxian systems. Naero Amashin Maeris serves as the valiant, headstrong young fleet captain of Strike Fleet Six, spearheading the Alliance advance. They battle against Triaxian zealots, Hevangian assassins, and every deadly trick, tactic, and surprise their ruthless enemies can hurl at them.
Hundreds of fleets clash to decide the fate of trillions enslaved to corrupt tyrants–tyrants devoid of all honor. Terrible losses mount on both sides. The stress of the brutal, interstellar naval war tears at everyone. Triax unleashes horrific genocide devices to scorch their worlds as they retreat. Naero’s crews and their brave Spacer Marines struggle to defeat the implacable foe, and save what lives they can.
Yet one thing remains certain. No matter who falls. No matter who dies.
TRIAX MUST BE DESTROYED!
Behind Blue Eyes: The Good The Bad & The Blood
There are good and bad vampires in the world, here we meet them all.
*Caution, this book contains scenes of extreme violence*
Cain was born in England in 1917. At the end of WWII Cain returned to England, longing for the comforts of home, but found his mother was different; she had been changed by a vampire who preys on women.
There came a point where his mother felt there was no choice…Cain had to be turned as well.
After watching his mother die he changed his way of thinking, his way of feeding. He tried to reclaim some of his humanity but it was not easy as he was fueled by rage against the one that had changed her. He wanted his revenge and nothing would stop him.
After he was attacked he came across a young girl, ten year old Mia, whose innocence was slowly being taken away from her. They needed each other, and both their lives depended on it.
The world was a very bad place for Mia. She was about to find out just how much worse it could get.
Runaway Heart (Hearts of Three Rivers Book 1)
Ren Maddock wouldn’t call herself a runaway, but when she’s backed into a corner by a childhood she’d rather forget, she’s chosen flight every time. With her teenage sister in tow, Ren picks Three Rivers, Colorado and hopes that it will provide them with the quiet, simple life she’s been looking for. She doesn’t expect responding to a job ad will have her suddenly wanting to break her only hard and fast rule: never lay down roots.
Dane Baylor already has his hands full running the family cattle operation when a tragic accident leaves him as his young nephew’s legal guardian. Before long, he finds himself over his head and desperate not to betray the trust his brother put in him. He doesn’t know how badly he needs Ren until she shows up and balances out not only his life but his heart.
For the first time in years, Ren feels safe, and despite her best efforts, believing in the happy life she could have with the man who offers her the love she’s never known. But when her past comes knocking, threatening her new family and her new life, she may have no choice but to fight for everything she holds dear.
You Only Get So Much
When Billy Redmond returns to his hometown to attend his brother’s funeral, he’s hoping for a quick trip. No reason to stay for more than a few hours. He’s been in self-imposed exile from his family after a tragedy 12 years ago. It’s better this way. He can’t harm people he never sees.
Billy soon finds that his family isn’t better off without him, in fact he’s the only one who can help them. Billy is forced to fight through his tormented past to make a better future for those he loves. He is guided on this journey by a woman from his past, who he quickly realizes was
the one who got away.
For Billy, it’s more than a second chance, it’s his last chance to get it right.
Skin Deep (DarkWorld: SkinWalker Book 1)
Abandoned by her mother and raised by her aloof Alpha father, panther shifter Kailin Odel has finally found a way to feel like she makes a difference. Discovering her unique power to track Wraith’s, Kailin moonlights as a Hunter – ridding the streets of Chicago of these soul-sucking demons. Her human friends have no idea the supernatural worlds exists alongside theirs. No idea shifter and demons walk in the shadows. And Kai prefers to keep it that way.
Until she discovers the body of a murdered shifter, and is quickly embroiled in a world of supernatural drug-dealing and renegade shifters who leave a trail of blood and mayhem wherever they go.
When Logan Westin, paranormal investigator and super-hot human, begins investigating the murder Kai refuses to allow her feelings to control her. Humans are off-limits, no matter how sizzlingly sexy they are. But can Kai keep him at bay? And does she even want to?
Marked (Secrets of the Djinn Book 1)
After waking from a horrendous car accident, med student Skye Rowan finds her life has been tipped upside down. On the run from blue eyed, demonic creatures who will stop at nothing to find her, she turns to a family of hunters for help. Irresistibly drawn to each other, she brings with her the handsome doctor who cared for her in the hospital. But they soon discover this isn’t the first time their paths have crossed. In a life neither of them remembers, they were once tangled in a web of betrayal that drove them apart and a war began in the ashes of their love. Is it too late to salvage what they once had?
Weddings: Affordable and Practical Wedding Guide
The number of weddings is on the rise, but these days, most couples don’t have the time to plan this special day. This book was written to assist every bride and groom who needs to plan their big day by making a detailed checklist, including advice on transportation, locations, reception options, catering, protocol, photography, guest services, the dress, the groom’s tux, the rings, the gifts, the cake, the best man and maid of honor, and ultimately, the wedding ceremony itself. Your special day does not have to be a nerve-wracking experience, even if you have a number of people whom you want to invite. It is the most important day of your life, after all, and you will want everything to be perfect.
This book contains proven steps and strategies to planning your wedding from ring selection and the expectations of family and friends, which should be your first priority before any other planning begins. The content in this book has also been written to reflect the most current wedding tips and advice, etiquette, ideas to personalize the wedding, how to set budget parameters outlining who will be paying for what, and how to create guest lists for seating, organize the catering, and further planning. In additional, this handy book also includes a checklist of things to do, detailed budget analysis, wedding party responsibilities, paying the vendors and other useful advice and tips.
The Paper Magician (The Paper Magician Series, Book 1)
Ceony Twill arrives at the cottage of Magician Emery Thane with a broken heart. Having graduated at the top of her class from the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, Ceony is assigned an apprenticeship in paper magic despite her dreams of bespelling metal. And once she’s bonded to paper, that will be her only magic…forever.
Yet the spells Ceony learns under the strange yet kind Thane turn out to be more marvelous than she could have ever imagined—animating paper creatures, bringing stories to life via ghostly images, even reading fortunes. But as she discovers these wonders, Ceony also learns of the extraordinary dangers of forbidden magic.
An Excisioner—a practitioner of dark, flesh magic—invades the cottage and rips Thane’s heart from his chest. To save her teacher’s life, Ceony must face the evil magician and embark on an unbelievable adventure that will take her into the chambers of Thane’s still-beating heart—and reveal the very soul of the man.
From the imaginative mind of debut author Charlie N. Holmberg, The Paper Magician is an extraordinary adventure both dark and whimsical that will delight readers of all ages.
Not Quite Forever (Not Quite series)
The touching and heartwarming fourth novel in the wildly popular Not Quite series from New York Times bestselling author Catherine Bybee.
Romance author Dakota Laurens believes that happily-ever-afters exist only between the covers of her sexy novels. But to her surprise, she finds a real-life hero when she meets a handsome emergency room doctor. The outspoken author feels an instant and intense attraction to Dr. Walt Eddy, and the feeling is mutual. When the globetrotting doctor pulls a disappearing act on Dakota, she’s prepared to write him off…until fate brings a blindsiding twist to her story.
Still scarred from a past tragedy, Walt may have disappeared on Dakota, but now he’s determined to win her back. For the first time in years, he knows he’s ready for a new chance at love. Yet between Dakota’s doubts and two sets of meddling parents, can the once-blissful couple finally create the bright, loving future they desperately want?
Not Quite Mine (Not Quite series)
From New York Times, USA Today, and WSJ bestselling author Catherine Bybee comes the second novel in the delicious Not Quite series.
Gorgeous hotel heiress Katelyn “Katie” Morrison seems to have it all. But when she crosses paths with Dean Prescott—the only man she’s ever loved—at her brother’s wedding, Katie realizes there’s a gaping hole in her life. After the ceremony she gets an even bigger surprise: a baby girl left on her doorstep. Determined to keep the newborn until she learns who her mother is, Katie has her hands full and doesn’t need Dean snooping around…especially when his presence stirs feelings she thought were long gone..
Dean Prescott knows Katie is lying to him about the baby. He shouldn’t care what the woman who broke his heart is up to…and he most certainly shouldn’t still be aching for her. Yet Dean can’t ignore the need to protect Katie—or the desire to be near her every chance he gets. But when he and Katie solve the mystery surrounding the baby, their second chance for happiness could be shattered forever.
Spider’s Bite (Elemental Assassin, Book 1)
After Gin’s family was murdered by a Fire elemental when she was thirteen, she lived on the streets and eventually became an assassin to survive. Now, Gin is given an assignment by her handler to rub out an Ashland businessman, but it turns out to be a trap. After Gin’s handler is brutally murdered, she teams up with the sexy detective investigating the case to figure out who double-crossed her and why. Only one thing is for sure —Gin has no qualms about killing her way to the top of the conspiracy.
After Gin’s family was murdered by a Fire elemental when she was thirteen, she lived on the streets and eventually became an assassin to survive.
Secrets of the Lighthouse: A Novel
Set in Ireland on the wild coast of Connemara, this hauntingly romantic novel tells the story of a young woman who goes in search of her family’s past and ends up discovering her future.
Ellen Trawton is running away from it all. She hates her job, she doesn’t love the aristocratic man to whom she is engaged, and her relationship with her controlling mother is becoming increasingly strained. So Ellen leaves London, fleeing to the one place she knows her mother won’t find her, her aunt’s cottage in Connemara. Cutting all her ties with chic London society, Ellen gives in to Ireland’s charm and warmth, thinking her future may lie where so much of her past has been hidden. Her imagination is soon captured by the compelling ruins of a lighthouse where, five years earlier, a young mother died in a fire.
The ghost of the young wife, Caitlin, haunts the nearby castle, mourning the future she can never have there. Unable to move on, she watches her husband and children, hoping they might see her and feel her love once more. But she doesn’t anticipate her husband falling in love again. Can she prevent it? Or can she let go and find a way to freedom and happiness?
The ruggedly beautiful Connemara coastline with its tightknit community of unforgettable characters provides the backdrop for this poignant story of two women seeking the peace and love they desperately need. For each, the key will be found in the secrets of the past, illuminated by the lighthouse.
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