Sophie Molloy is an average girl. She has wonderful friends, a stable relationship and the most gorgeous son in the world, Rory. It’s not how she dreamed her life would be when she was younger but Sophie is satisfied and content… until the day she’s diagnosed with breast cancer, that is.
After her diagnosis, Sophie’s world collapses faster than you can say ‘prosthesis’ but in typical Sophie style she picks herself up and carries on as best she can. It’s not until she looks into the dreamy eyes of her plastic surgeon, Dr Jared Handsome — I mean, Hanson — however, that Sophie begins to think everything will be okay. Or will it? It could be that Dr Hanson is simply being friendly, that the hot flashes she’s feeling are a result of the medication not some chemical attraction between them. On the other hand, plain Sophie Molloy, girl with more scar tracks on her body than a train terminal, might just be the one to capture the elusive doctor’s heart.
When a dominatrix named X is kidnapped by a man with CIA credentials, she is given a choice: dominate a billionaire named Terry Compton or suffer the consequences. But there are a few things that she should know. The CIA has reason to believe that Compton has been funding the movement of artillery through the Middle East. And another thing, there’s a possibility that Compton murdered his last dominatrix, a CIA agent.
Edge Play X starts simply enough. Whip him and plant a bug. Tie him up and take a few photographs of him in case the CIA needs to blackmail him later. Unsure if the government is telling her the truth about Compton, X doesn’t know what to believe or whom to trust.
When Mari Baker moves in next door, Benjamin Rhodes knows she’s the girl for him. Who cares if she’s ten years older than he is. She’s perfect.
When Mari Baker moves in next door, Eli Rhodes is captivated by her fiery spirit and brunette curls. Sure, she’s nothing like the singles bar hook-ups he usually entertains, but someone like her could make a man change his ways.
When Mari Baker moves in next door, Joe Rhodes is unofficially engaged to Beth Havland, so why is this little snippet of a woman getting under his skin? Yeah, she’s sweet and smart and shares his faith, but he and Beth have made plans. At least they’ve talked about making plans.
Sixty-Four Days, A Sea Story: Sailing Adventures Aboard Battleships at Sea and in Ports of Call Around the World
Brendan O’Reilly is working on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier—the most dangerous 4.5 acres on the planet. Today, O’Reilly has to stop daydreaming about retiring and visiting National Parks with his lovely wife, Diane. Today, he and his shipmates will face a horrible disaster during which they must save their ship and keep themselves alive. This is one of the short stories in The Sea Adventure Collection, by Malcolm Torres. These stories are often free on Amazon, and they can be read in any order.
In this book, you will learn the concepts of Zen lifestyle and how these can help you to achieve happiness and success in life. You will also learn how you can apply the concepts not only in your personal life but also to other aspects of your life such as in work and in relationships. You will discover how a Zen lifestyle can affect your life in a positive way.
- Zen Lifestyle
- Building Your Character
- Zen Working Lifestyle
- Financially Peaceful
- Zen @ Home
- Zen @ Work
- Zen In Relationships
- Much, much more
I’m suffocating under the weight of others’ expectations. If I have to sit through one more afternoon tea, listening to my simpering stepmother extoll the benefits of traditional roles for women, I fear I’ll scream, “The world is changing. It’s 1900!”
I want more from life than she can imagine.
If she knew of my interest in Gabriel, she’d have a fit of the vapors. She’d bemoan his humble beginnings and lack of wealth rather than recognize his integrity or his loyalty to his brothers. If she saw how he stares at me, as though I’m a puzzle he’s trying to solve, she’d lock me in my room. He fascinates me, as no one has since that awful day.
How can we surmount society’s prejudices and allow our love to grow?
Accused of stealing artifacts from a five-hundred-year-old shipwreck, underwater archaeologist Erica Kesling is determined to clear her name. She’s concealed her past and taken a job certain to give her access to the buyer of the missing antiquities. She’s finally closing in on her goal when she’s distracted by a sexy, charismatic intern who makes her want something other than revenge.
But Lee Scott is no intern. He’s looking for the lead conspirator in an international artifact smuggling scheme, and Erica is his prime suspect. He’ll do whatever it takes to win her trust and get her to reveal her secrets, even seduce her.
As Erica and Lee struggle to conceal their real agendas, the one thing they can’t hide is the attraction that burns hot between them.
Many of the stars of the silver screen in twentieth-century Hollywood became national icons, larger-than-life figures held up as paragons of American virtues. Unfortunately, the private lives of actors such as John Wayne, Henry Fonda, and Errol Flynn rarely lived up to the idealistic roles they portrayed. However, James Stewart was known as the underdog fighter in many of his films and in real life. He was highly decorated for his bravery during his time as a bomber pilot during World War II and was adored for his earnest and kindly persona.
Here many unknown sides of Stewart are revealed: his explosive temper, his complex love affairs, his service as a secret agent for the FBI, his innate shyness, and his passionate patriotism.
30 years of affection.
10 years of soul shattering love.
8 years of happy employment.
2 months of turmoil.
1 week of truth.
A lifetime of betrayal.
Would you have seen it coming?
Annabelle Fortin landed herself in a bit of trouble. Mandated to community service at an assisted living facility for early onset dementia she meets Jezebel, one of the residents. This is the story that unfolds over the course of Annabelle’s court ordered six month sentence. Nothing is what it seems.
Bubble, Bubble. . .
It seems shop owner and newly appointed Whispering Falls Village President June Heal has it all: Beauty, wits, bewitching powers…Sheriff Oscar Park. Life is good. Because life in Whispering Falls is magical.
Cures and Trouble. . .
But when a member of the community is found dead on the steps of A Charming Cure, June’s homeopathic cure shop, and her fingerprints show up at the scenes of local robberies, she is kicked off the village council and her powers fall under scrutiny. Until it’s uncovered who is wreaking havoc on the town…June’s magic is suspended.
THE DOCTOR WILL SEE YOU NOW…
I went to his office expecting to change myself. I wanted to be someone else—look like the girls my husband was spending his nights with, but I got a different kind of procedure… one that left me wanting things I shouldn’t and seeing myself in a new light. Now everything I thought I wanted doesn’t matter anymore, and Dr. Roman is all I can think about.
As a professional, I should know my limits, but Samantha Aldridge pushes me in a way I’ve never known. The need to be near her is strong, the desire to touch her inflames me, but the respect that lies within continuously wins. She came into my office wanting me to change her, but instead she changed me.
Growing up in an idealistic home, Sparrow Fisher is sheltered and innocent. When she meets Ian Sterling, a musician who is rising in popularity, she instantly falls for his charm. They run into each other over the next few months and eventually begin an unconventional relationship.
At different places in their lives, Sparrow is off to college in New York, and Ian is traveling the country with the band. When they see each other, all seems wonderful and lighthearted, but when they’re apart, Sparrow is left to wonder if Ian really cares about her the way he says he does, or if she’s just another pretty face to him. Once their relationship steadies, they’re both happier than they’ve ever been, and it’s hard to not get caught up in the magic they have together.
Art has always been Blake McGrath’s life. Scarred by tragedy, he’s hiding from the world on a lonely beach, struggling with loss and bitter regrets.
Connie is a disillusioned art dealer with troubled relationship issues of her own. Through her sudden mysterious appearance, Blake once again returns to the craft he has mastered to prove to himself that there is hope, that redemption is possible… and that love can last.
The birth of your firstborn child is supposed to be the best day of your life, a joyous occasion. Well that’s what twenty-eight year old Ava Jacobson thought. That is until her life takes a drastic turn for the worse and her daughter is born three months earlier than planned, weighing only two pounds, two ounces.
A distraught Ava is thrown into the deep end of motherhood and instead of being able to hold her baby like other moms, she has to sit back and watch her daughter fight for her life in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit, while her fiancé, Sebastian Gilbert is in the midst of a messy war in Afghanistan. Ava is left to pick up the pieces with the help of her only friend, Caleb Summers.
When her vulnerable state hits an all time low, she finds solace in an unexpected pair of intense green eyes. Eyes that belong to her daughter’s doctor, Ashton Bailey, and she falls, like she has never fallen before.
Sage’s life as a teenage runaway in San Francisco is simple: Snatch a few hours of sleep on park benches and bus stops; dodge perverts, predators, and cops; and make enough as a street musician to eat. But her world flips upside down when she meets Derek – hot, tattooed, and charming, a singer from Seattle whose looks and talent take her breath away.
What begins as a reluctant partnership quickly develops into a cross-country race against time – and awakens a hunger in Sage that’s unfamiliar and exciting.
More Than Anything continues Sage and Derek’s saga from Less Than Nothing. Can true love overcome adversity and a mountain of obstacles keeping them apart? Will the temptations of their new found success be too much for them? Can hope and sincerity withstand the high-pressure reality of the music industry? Sometimes it’s hard to choose the right path, even if you want a future with your soul mate more than anything.
In this final installment of the Less Than Nothing trilogy, Sage and Derek must come to grips with the difficult reality of their new careers, as well as the constant challenges to their relationship. Can love and hope triumph in the face of adversity? Will the ghosts of their pasts determine their future? Can their love withstand the rigors of fame and success, and all the temptation and trouble it can bring?
The last place Christopher Jacobs, aka X, thought he’d find himself was behind bars. Ten years later, the boy he used to be is gone. In his place is the shell of a man with murder under his belt. Any emotion he once had was left under the gavel when he was given life in prison. That is until the new nurse in the infirmary joins the block.
Putting your hands on a prison employee will get you the hole, but some things are worth their punishment, and something tells him Lyla will be worth more than he bargained for.
Lyla Evans isn’t sure about her new job at a maximum security prison, but showing uncertainty and weakness isn’t an option. Taking care of murders and rapist isn’t ideal, but survival is key.
Ardor once foolishly led Lady Adriana St. Ives into the arms of a rake, an affair that cost her everything she held dear. Though that was five years ago, this golden English beauty still vows that no man will ever again ignite the sensual passion hidden deep in her soul–not even her new husband, Tynan Spenser, Earl of Glencove, a darkly handsome and rich Irish rogue.
Known as “The Black Angel” for his wild and lascivious ways, Tynan is as determined to melt his icy bride as she is to resist his seductive charms. Vowing that she will be his in just one hundred kisses, Tynan sets out to win her with a kiss each day–a challenge Riana is sure she can withstand. But the willful beauty has no idea of the power of a single kiss…
Rock band Wanderlust is about to hit it big, guitarist Dave Kendall is sure of that. They’re playing better venues, in front of bigger crowds-and the people showing up at the after parties are increasingly good-looking and cool. Some even radiate power, like “Master” Jeffries, the tall, saturnine man who seems to have some sort of weird control over Dave’s fellow bandmates.
But Dave’s too tired to pay much attention to Jeffries. He’s tired a lot, lately, and making music isn’t as much fun as it used to be. Probably he’s just working-and partying-too hard.
Luckily, Dave has a friend who takes what’s happening to him very seriously. Diana Tregarde is a practicing witch and a Guardian of the Earth.
Augusta “Gussie” Dulan is the only Dulan sister to make it all the way to California on the wagon train for brides. Each of her four sisters has taken off along the trail to marry up with a man they fell in love with and now Gussie is hoping to find a man to love here at the end of the trail.
Dressing in her fabulous red satin dancing dress, complete with black lace and feathered headdress, Gussie lines up with the other potential brides to see whom it is that they will marry.
Gideon Jefferson, the town preacher, takes one look at Gussie and is horrified at her saloon girl outfit, but things turn even worse when his number is called and he “wins” Gussie’s hand in marriage. Gussie is less that pleased to be stuck with this wretched, assuming man.
New Year’s Day brings the dawn of a new year and the hope of better days to come. But for a couple who returns home from a New Year’s Eve party in the early morning hours to find their babysitter and child murdered, that hope is suddenly, brutally gone. For Detectives Carella and Meyer, the sight of the crime scene hits with magnum force, their own children at home safe in their beds.
Detective Kling rings in the New Year with an investigation into drug trafficking that erupts into a deadly turf war among rival gangs. They will stop at nothing to kill each other to achieve supremacy—and even kill a detective in the bargain.
Being jilted almost-at-the-altar by text message is not at all how prim and proper Roxy Rose thought her wedding day would go. Getting dragged on her Hawaiian honeymoon by her excessively self-centered sister and outlandishly irreverent grandma is the icing on the horrible wedding day cake.
Can Kai, the resort’s hunky and talented chauffeur / bartender / flame-thrower, turn this disaster of a trip into a romantic adventure to last a lifetime? Or will his mysterious secrets keep their love from blossoming? Escape with Roxy into the enchanting Hawaiian Islands as she finally discovers the joys of hanging loose and “Getting Lei’d.”
Brent Venturi, leader of Delta Force’s Phantom Squad has moved back to Palm Cove where he was raised by his grandfather. There, he is content to live a peaceful existence as the town’s head librarian. Although he loves the peace and tranquility that have become his life, he is haunted by nightmares. Nightmares that always pertain to some skill that he had learned as a covert operative and they always contain an image of his lost love; Chloe.Brent’s life turns upside down when he receives a gift from Lucile Conklin. Her late husband has bequeathed a rare book collection to him upon his death. Among the books Brent finds a letter written by his grandfather twenty years earlier.
When the stakes are this high, sometimes you have to throw out the rulebook…
When San Francisco Outlaws tight end Malcolm Hughes comes home for his twin brother’s funeral, he doesn’t expect to pick up a runaway bride on the side of the road.
Sabrina Miller thought she was gaining a husband, but the ceremony went south when she discovered her fiancé was already married. Now, with a storm bearing down and nowhere to go, she reluctantly accepts a ride from a brooding stranger.
Forced to wait out the storm, Mal and Sabrina are drawn together by forces neither of them can explain.