The Seventh Sister (A Parched Novel): A Vampire Romance
Read about Zillael, the seventh sister, before she enters the main story.
“He’s watching me with wide eyes; I know he felt it too…. The vampire fills me with warmth but the Wek makes my soul flutter.”
Zillael hates high school and the tiny one horse town she lives in. She has no friends and no social life, both by choice. All of that changes the afternoon the fog rolls in and she soon finds herself face to face with three parched vampires.
David Myers is a young neurosurgeon willing to bend the rules to join the elite group of researchers who dominate the emerging field of gene therapy. But just when success is within reach, his cherished career is threatened. It becomes clear that someone else has been bending the rules-on him. As he searches frantically for an explanation, he discovers a terrible secret.
He and his family have been unwitting subjects in a fifty year-old genetic experiment. And unless he can unravel the mystery, none of them-least of all Dr. David Myers-are safe.
Changing Course (Wrecked and Ruined Book 1)
I met Sarah Kate Erickson when I was twenty-one years old. I was lucky enough to keep her for seven years before a tragic accident stole her from me. She didn’t die, but sometimes I think it would have been easier if she had.
I lived in a haze for those four years after the accident. Catering to her every need, even though she hated the very sight of my face. I tried to hold on to her and the future that we were supposed to build together. But you can’t hold on to someone who doesn’t exist anymore.
It wasn’t until I met Jesse Addison, a barista at the local coffee shop, that I realized I didn’t just lose Sarah that tragic night, I lost myself as well. Jesse taught me how to let go of the past and learn to love again. But what happens when your past haunts your present, and the woman you used to love refuses to accept the woman you can’t live without?
No Experience Required (A Summer Rains Novel Book 1)
After leaving the hippie commune she grew up on, Summer Rains set a modest goal for herself: earn enough money to live a normal life in the real world.
Maybe she was aiming too high.
When she wished she could get rid of the platinum-selling pop star who was stalking her, she didn’t mean ‘get rid of ’in the permanent sense. But someone did. And being a suspect isn’t the kind of attention she wants from the gorgeous-but-entirely-too-condescending detective investigating the case. As if that wasn’t bad enough, her only help comes from the man she’s been in love with since her hormones kicked in…and his beautiful girlfriend.
Sounds like a good time to reassess her goals. ‘Living a normal life’ moves down the list, and ‘figuring out who the real murderer is before she gets thrown in jail’ moves all the way to the top.
Wicked Good Witches Books 1-2: Duty, Romance, and Magic off the Coast of Maine.
The Howard Witches, three siblings charged with protecting The Demon Isle…
Charlie, the werewolf.
Michael, the empathic death reader.
Melinda, living under self-inflicted house arrest. Her gift: prophetic dreams of people about to die.
Their mentor, the four-hundred year old Vampire, William Wakefield. Charming, ridiculously handsome, and walking a dangerous line between sinking into darkness and living in the light. In constant temptation to declare his love for the one woman that could be his undoing.
Come stalk the streets of The Demon Isle… you’ll go up against witches, vampires, werewolves, demons, shapeshifters, ghosts, mermaids, faeries and a host of other devious supernatural creatures waiting to wreak havoc on The Demon Isle.
Habit Ignition: 41 Steps to Unlocking the Secret Power of Habits and Rituals for Life Book
Stuck with your tired, old, unproductive habits? Enrich your life with the power of a new routine.
You want to change your habits, but you’re unsure of the best way to do so. Meanwhile, you’re falling behind coworkers and friends who seem to have a better handle on life than you do. You start to wonder if you’ll ever adapt the healthy habits necessary to live a fuller life. Author and habit expert Chris A. Baird is here to help.
If you want to upgrade to a richer life, you don’t need any expensive investments in life coaching or a fancy new app. You already have everything you need, and Habit Ignition will put you on the right path to more fulfillment.
Nowhere Like Home
What kind of teenager would go halfway around the world to stir up a separatist movement in his summer break?
At nineteen, Jamie was nicely on track to becoming one of the most boring people in England, but an impulse trip to the jungles of Indonesian Borneo changed all that. Spurred on by what he encountered among the tribespeople of the Krayan, he made a decision to uncover the truth of the world around him, however uncomfortable that truth would turn out to be.
From the killing fields of Indonesia and the refugee camps of Palestine to the girly bars of the Philippines and beyond, this is the remarkable true story of how this decision came to define his life, seeing him visit some of the least accessible and most volatile places on earth, often armed with little more than a set of disarmingly rosy cheeks and a quirky sense of humour.
Gage Dekker still blames himself for the car accident that claimed the lives of his first wife and young son. Then he meets Anna, who understands grief all too well. Within a year, they are married and soon ready to become parents once more. But a miscarriage brings new heartbreak–until fate brings them Lily. Young, pregnant, and homeless, Lily agrees to give her baby to the Dekkers in exchange for financial support.
With his wife happy and his career thriving, Gage feels a renewed sense of hope. But something isn’t right once Lily enters their lives. At work and at home, Gage is being sabotaged, first in subtle ways–then more sinister. Every attempt he makes to uncover the truth only drives a wedge between him and Anna. And even as he’s propelled toward an unthinkable choice to save his marriage and his job, Gage discovers the most chilling revelations are still to come. . .
All My Puny Sorrows
Elf and Yoli are sisters. While on the surface Elfrieda’s life is enviable (she’s a world-renowned pianist, glamorous, wealthy, and happily married) and Yolandi’s a mess (she’s divorced and broke, with two teenagers growing up too quickly), they are fiercely close — raised in a Mennonite household and sharing the hardship of Elf’s desire to end her life. After Elf’s latest attempt, Yoli must quickly determine how to keep her family from falling apart, how to keep her own heart from breaking, and what it means to love someone who wants to die.
All My Puny Sorrows is the latest novel from Miriam Toews, one of Canada’s most beloved authors — not only because her work is rich with deep human feeling and compassion but because her observations are knife-sharp and her books wickedly funny.
Grace Hamilton was the girl with a plan. She knew exactly where her life was going and prided herself on always achieving her goals. It was who she was, and how she lived her life. She never stepped outside the lines, and never considered what she might desire and whom she was actually trying so hard to please. Until him…
Carson Stinger was a man who didn’t play by any rules except his own. Working in the adult entertainment industry, he didn’t care what others thought, and took each day as it came, no direction, no plan. He knew what women wanted from him and believed it was all he had to offer. Until her…
When circumstances forced them to spend several hours together, they walked away changed. But for two people who never should have meshed, overcoming the reality of their vastly different lives wasn’t possible. At least not yet…
Complicate Me: The Good Ol’ Boys
It was complicated, it was also just the beginning.
A simple choice.
There is always that one moment in life where things could have been different. That one moment where you could have chosen a path that would lead you down a certain road.
A different life.
It was easier to pretend that we were still best friends, and that she was my girl and I was her boy.
Pretending was better than knowing the truth…
I. Ruined. Us.
I had her.
I lost her.
I love her.
All I did was complicate us.
Desperate Housedogs (The Pampered Pets Series Book 1)
When Caro Lamont, former psychologist turned pet therapist makes a house call to help Kevin Blackstone with his two misbehaving German Shepherd dogs, she expects frantic dogs, she expects a frantic dog owner, she even expects frantic neighbors. What she doesn’t expect is that two hours later the police will find Kevin dead, his dogs impounded; and that as the last person to see Kevin alive (well, except for the killer) she is suddenly a person of interest, at least according to Homicide Detective Judd Malone. Sparkle Abbey is the pseudonym of two mystery authors (Mary Lee Woods and Anita Carter). They are friends and neighbors as well as co-writers of the Pampered Pets Mystery Series. The pen name was created by combining the names of their rescue pets – Sparkle (Mary Lee’s cat) and Abbey (Anita’s dog).
The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster
Annabelle Aster doesn’t bow to convention-not even that of space and time-which makes the 1890s Kansas wheat field that has appeared in her modern-day San Francisco garden easy to accept. Even more peculiar is Elsbeth, the truculent schoolmarm who sends Annie letters through the mysterious brass mailbox perched on the picket fence that now divides their two worlds.
Annie and Elsbeth’s search for an explanation to the hiccup in the universe linking their homes leads to an unsettling discovery-and potential disaster for both of them. Together they must solve the mystery of what connects them before one of them is convicted of a murder that has yet to happen…and yet somehow already did.
Robin Kaye Bundle: Romeo, Romeo; Too Hot to Handle; and Breakfast in Bed
Rosalie Ronaldi doesn’t have a domestic bone in her body. All she cares about is her career, so she survives on take-out and dirty martinis, keeps her shoes under the dining room table, her bras on the shower curtain rod, and her clothes on the couch.
Nick Romeo is every woman’s fantasy – tall, dark, handsome, rich, really good in bed, AND he loves to cook and clean. He says he wants an independent woman, but when he meets Rosalie, all he wants to do is take care of her. Before too long, he’s cleaned up her apartment, stocked her refrigerator, and adopted her dog.
So what’s the problem? Just a little matter of mistaken identity, corporate theft, a hidden past in juvenile detention and one big nosy Italian family too close for comfort …
Terry Spear’s Wolf Bundle: The Heart of the Wolf, Destiny of the Wolf, and To Tempt the Wolf
Launched with no less than a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year award, Terry Spear’s wolf series has given thrills and chills to readers worldwide.
Now find out where it all started with the first three books in Terry Spear’s series for one low price. This bundle includes the award-winning first book in the series, The Heart of the Wolf, plus Destiny of the Wolf and To Tempt the Wolf, each delivering a story that sizzles and satisfies.
The Biscuit Witch (The MacBrides series Book 1)
Welcome back to the Crossroads Cove where new loves, old feuds, and poignant mysteries will challenge siblings Tal, Gabby, and Gus MacBride to fight for the home they lost and to discover just how important their family once was, and still is, to the proud people of the Appalachian highlands.
Tallulah MacBride hasn’t been back to North Carolina since their parents’ tragic deaths, twenty years ago. But now, Tal heads to cousin Delta Whittlespoon’s famous Crossroads Café in the mountains above Asheville, hoping to find a safe hiding place for her young daughter, Eve.
What she finds is Cousin Delta gone, the café in a biscuit crisis, and a Scotsman, who refuses to believe she’s passing through instead of “running from.” He believes she needs a knight in shining flannel.
When a pair of sinister private eyes show up, Tal’s troubles are just beginning.
Marie Force Bundle: Line of Scrimmage, Love at First Flight, Everyone Loves a Hero
Susannah finally has a peaceful life and a no-surprises man. Marriage to football superstar Ryan Sanderson was a whirlwind of passion and excitement, but Susannah got sick of playing second fiddle to his team and watching women throw themselves at him. With their divorce just days from being final, she’s already planning a wedding with her new fiancé, but Ryan has to convince her to give him a second chance. He has just brought home his third championship, but Ryan’s come to realize success doesn’t mean anything at all without Susannah…
Mary Margret Daughtridge SEALed Bundle: SEALed with a Kiss, SEALed with a Promise, and SEALed with a Ring
Jax Graham is a member of an elite military team, but when it comes to taking care of his four-year-old son after his ex-wife dies, he’s completely clueless. Family therapist Pickett Sessoms knows just how to help a rough, tough Navy SEAL deal with a scared and lonely little boy, but not if he insists on going it alone.
When Jax and his young son Tyler get trapped by a hurricane, Pickett takes them in against her better judgment. Jax figures Pickett’s high maintenance, just like all the women he knows, and she figures he’s not commitment material. But when an outing turns deadly, Pickett discovers what it means to be a SEAL, and Jax discovers that even a hero needs help sometimes…
Blood Warrior (The Alexa Montgomery Saga Book 1)
When her home is attacked by murderous vampires, 17-year-old Alexa is forced to leave her mother for dead in order to save her sister. She soon learns that she is the last known member of an elite race of supernatural Warriors, and is thrust into a world full of vampires and werewolves who all seem to regard her as some sort of savior. Meanwhile, Alexa battles a monster within herself that seeks to gain control; a monster that seeks blood.
The hidden city she finds herself in appears perfect, but Alexa’s instincts tell her that all is not right within its walls. When she is asked to attend a school of fighters, whose exams consist of gladiator-style competitions, she must decide who she can trust among the smiling faces. And, when she meets Kayden, a vampire she feels undeniably drawn to, she must decide if she can trust herself.
Rainbow Magic Special Edition: Cheryl the Christmas Tree Fairy
A brand-new holiday fairy is fluttering into bookstores, just in time for Christmas!
Christmas cheer has disappeared!
Rachel and Kirsty are staying at a cozy cabin in the woods for Christmas! But everything is going wrong. Even their Christmas tree is missing! The girls think they know who’s causing all the holiday trouble . . .
. . . and they’re right! Jack Frost and his goblins have stolen Cheryl the Christmas Tree Fairy’s magic tree, star, and gift. Without them, Christmas won’t be festive or fun. Can Rachel and Kirsty help Cheryl, or will Jack Frost make this Christmas a catastrophe?
Find the magic items in all three stories inside this Rainbow Magic Special Edition and help save the Christmas spirit!
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