Fine arts major, Candace Parker, grew up with a mother who thinks image is everything, and her daughter’s perfection will never be good enough. About to graduate college and pursue her dreams of becoming a professional ballerina, Candace decides it’s time to let go and have a little fun. But fun is short-lived when a brutal attack leaves her completely shattered.
The memories that consume and torment Candace are starting to destroy her when she meets Ryan Campbell, a successful bar owner. He feels instantly connected and tries to show her that hope is worth fighting for. But is Ryan harboring his own demons? As walls slowly begin to chip away, the secrets that are held within start to become painful burdens.
At what point do secrets become lies?
Young Love. Schoolgirl Crush. Complete Adoration.
All of these words describe the way I’ve felt about Bryce Randolph since the day he walked through my door. I was twelve and he was my brother’s best friend, but he never treated me as the pesky little sister. As the years went on, my feelings grew stronger. The day I turned eighteen was supposed to be the best day of my life, instead it became the worst.
Heartbreak. Devastation. Anguish.
Rachel Richards’ perfect life is about to come undone.
Rachel’s best friend is about to be married, but her fiancé is a mysterious man with seemingly no friends or family. After a night of drinking goes awry, Rachel is forced to face a dark part of herself she didn’t know existed. What began as a horrible mistake turns into a gripping mystery as the shocking truth begins to unravel, and Rachel’s life hangs in the balance.
Told from three unique perspectives—a young mother with everything to lose, a loving brother with a weakness for wine, and a love struck, troubled teen—and set against the backdrop of Austin, Texas, Rachel’s Folly is a suspense thriller that explores profound loss, morality, and the lengths to which we will go to keep our darkest secrets hidden.
So many people take writing their resumes way too lightly. Imagine this scenario, you have a potential employer at a company and he’s flipping through the applicants and comes across your resume. As he picks it up suddenly the one behind yours catches his eye because the applicant put that extra effort into making it look great. So he sets yours down and forgets about it forever.. The other applicant gets the job.
This can easily happen even when you are more qualified than another person, if they stand out more than you then you might never get the call. So it’s very important to spend time perfecting your resume. Many people realize this, but don’t have any idea what to do to give theirs the extra edge. The truth of the matter is if you are having trouble creating a resume that will land you an interview it is because you are lacking effective techniques and strategies on exactly what to do. This book has step by step advice that will shoot your resume to the top of the list.
Blessed–or cursed–with a connection to the souls of others, Sloan Jordan can see the best in people… and the worst. For twenty-seven years, she’s kept her ability a secret, but eleven young women have been murdered in the mountains of North Carolina, and Sloan may be the only hope of finding their killer.
She has just agreed to help Detective Nathan McNamara with the case, when a stranger—who is as alluring as he is terrifying—shows up at her doorstep with a dark past and another puzzling mystery: she can’t see his soul at all.
Now Sloan is on the hunt for a deadly psychopath with two irresistible men. One of them would die for her, and the other would kill to keep her safe.
Sophie Burleigh thinks her life is just about perfect—a job she loves, a comfortable house in San Francisco, and a long-time boyfriend who’s about to propose—and it’s a good thing, too, because her high school reunion is only months away. But when her boyfriend of six years dumps her the night she’s expecting a marriage proposal, Sophie’s life is sent spinning, and she realizes she’s been fooling herself—she’s overweight, lost, and alone. All she wants is to get her life back on track and have something to show for herself before facing her old classmates—something impressive, like running a marathon.
Then she meets Devin. Charming, cute, and playfully goofy, Devin threatens to knock Sophie’s whole world even further off-balance. He’s a spontaneous daredevil who would rather spend the day at the beach than on training runs, while Sophie is careful and exacting, planning out every detail of her life with the same precision as she plans lessons for her kindergarten class.
When Nick comes back into Cam’s life she is crushed to see his new girlfriend Gina is with him for the summer. Hoping jealousy will win Nick back, Cam convinces Josh to help her play the role of happy couple.
Will their plan win Cam her dream guy, or will her dreams change the more they lie
Christmas is the last thing on Cole Barrett’s mind this year. He’s barely hanging on trying to care for his two grieving children since his ex-wife died in a tragic accident. For the reclusive Cole, this is no time for gift-giving and celebration—and certainly not for a sunny-natured optimist to blow into his screwed-up life.
Physician Devin Shaw has long researched the curative powers of Lake Haven’s mineral waters. Unfortunately, the hot springs are on Barrett property, forcing Devin to strike a bargain with the ranch’s attractively gruff owner: she’ll give Cole’s children a magical Christmas, and Cole will allow her patients access to the springs. But can she work her holiday magic to heal the Barrett family’s battered hearts—and her own?
The Membership Economy: Find Your Super Users, Master the Forever Transaction, and Build Recurring Revenue
For decades, consumers and businesses have joined clubs, bought products and accessed services using a subscription model. But it has only been in recent years that the model has been transformed and perfected through massive changes in technology.
The Membership Economy shows how nimble companies that focus on ongoing, formal relationships over one-time transactions are thriving. By renting, lending, or offering access instead of just “ownership,” organizations can leapfrog industry leaders. In terms of strategic business models, this is one that allows for breakthrough growth. With great case studies from American Express, LinkedIn, CrossFit, Salesforce.com, SurveyMonkey, and more, this book will show you how to radically rethink how your organization can build loyalty, viral growth, and recurring revenue.
Plus-sized P.I. Savannah Reid and her pals at the Moonlight Magnolia Detective Agency know a thing or two about fine dining. But when murder shows up on the menu, it’s time to go back to the kitchen. . .
When the Moonlight Magnolia gang learns their friends Ryan Stone and John Gibson are planning to open a chic new restaurant, they eagerly offer their input on everything from what dishes to serve to how many calories they should contain. But all Ryan and John can think about is how excited they are to have hired the temperamental but talented chef Baldwin Norwood. Too bad the only thing being sliced and diced in the kitchen is the chef himself. . .
As Savannah turns her attention from munchies to murder, she quickly realizes the cantankerous chef left a bad taste in everyone’s mouth, and any number of people could have whipped up a recipe for revenge.
They have the beginnings of a perfect family. A husband, a wife, a baby on the way.
But something will stop them from being happy as they move into their new house: the power of the undead that roam the halls of their home.
The demons that have come to claim them. The darkness that seeks to destroy them.
Oliver Bishop is having a seriously bad day. With one diagnosis, his life suddenly has an expiration date. Confused by the numbness he feels upon hearing the news, he decides that he needs some time to come to terms with it. One decision to visit his favorite diner causes him to unwittingly put himself directly in the sights of a girl that just may give him a reason to fight – and to live.
Because there’s a difference between living and just being alive.
Colt is a rising star in the MMA world out to prove that he has what it takes to be champion.
Jo is a high school dropout on the run from her one terrible mistake.
When Colt witnesses Jo’s raw fighting talent during a brawl with street thugs, he knows she has what it takes to win in the cage.
But Jo is frightened and unwilling to trust anyone. As their training evolves into a powerful, tumultuous love affair, her explosive past and his uncertain future will collide to jeopardize their careers, and even their lives.
They call him Lord Lyon, proud, determined— and cursed. He is in need of a bride, but if he falls in love, he dies. His fervent hope is that by marrying— and having a son—without love, perhaps he can break the curse’s chains forever.
Enter beautiful Thea Martin—a duke’s headstrong, errant daughter and society’s most brilliant matchmaker. Years ago, she and Lyon were inseparable, until he disappeared from her life without a word. Now she is charged with finding Lyon’s bride—a woman he cannot love for a man Thea could love too well.
“When a Chattan male falls in love, strike his heart with fire from above…”
They lived the life they were given; they loved the life they made.
Cheerleader Taylor Smith doesn’t want to die a virgin. Unfortunately, if the terminally-ill leukemia patient doesn’t find a lover or a stem-cell match within months, her fear will become reality. When her cancer mentor is revealed to be a hottie entrepreneur from California, it seems fate might finally be on her side.
Tech-geek Gavin Taylor has everything he ever wanted, except someone to grieve for him when he’s gone. With his melanoma cancer beyond the help of his riches, he agrees to participate in a cancer patient mentoring program where he’s matched with a dying teen from Texas.
A doctor who has lost his child. A woman in an abusive relationship. A man who thinks he is god. A madman who lives only to kill. These are the people who will come together and find that they are not alone.
Cut off by a freak storm, they will discover the meaning of terror…in The Loon.
A sunny place for shady people.
Vacations can be murder, especially when you’re Mercy Watts. She’s trying to get away from it all, including her godmother’s lawsuit and a certain situation with the mafia. So she heads to Roatan, Honduras, a place known for scuba diving and lawlessness. Mercy’s on the island less than twenty-four hours when she discovers that she hasn’t gotten away from anything. Her problems hitched a ride and increased tenfold. The deeper she dives, the more dangerous her vacation becomes. She must stop a murder or she’ll be the next on the hit list.
Mallory Durham has been left behind and it is making her feel less like an adult and more like an afterthought.
Divorce, sickness, educational aspirations being shattered, and her Aunt Sam moving into her home, have made Mal’s life nearly unrecognizable to her.
When Tucker Scott re-enters her life along with his band, will they offer what she needs to once again find her voice and self confidence or will it strip her of it even more?
Told through the dual voices of Mallory as she navigates her new world, and Aunt Sam’s letters to her niece, Beatless tells the story of two women at very different points in their life, fighting the same battles. Proving that no matter what age a person is, there are always lessons to be learned.
The Theron Warrio race was being exterminated by the Drylons in a war that has lasted for ten years now. Earth held the first compatible mates they had come across since the Warriors had begun their search of the universe for mates. The Therons needed Earth’s females in order to have any hope of surviving and would give the humans anything in a bargain to obtain females.
Avery was minding her own business on her way home from work one evening when she noticed that she was being pursued and surrounded by large shadows that followed her every move.
Her life on Earth was taken from her in an instant. Put up for auction to the highest bidder, she was expected to accept this new life with this huge, muscular, alien man who had the most gorgeous purple eyes she had ever seen.
The Douglas family just wants to live their lives, and maybe find a bit of happiness. But when the ghost in their home breaks out of a centuries-long sleep, all hope for happiness will die. Because the thing that haunts them is not just evil… It is something much, much worse. Watching them from the shadows. Hungry to start killing once more.
And thirsty for the blood of the children, the blood he has so long been denied. The thing that haunts them is not just evil. It is twisted.
Now a wealthy man, Greg Sterling heads back east to make a name for himself. But on his first day home, he stumbles on a down-and-out young woman in desperate need of his help. Then just as quickly as she appeared, Margaret McLaren vanishes without a trace. As several days of searching come up empty-handed, old flame Alice Blair saunters into Greg’s world, vying to win his heart—and his pocketbook. But will her coquettishness keep Greg from finding his true love?