The vampire novel gets a new lease on life with Joe Vampire, a post-modern blend of dark comedy, heartfelt romance, unexpected suspense, and the truth about how it is to be somewhat paranormal.
Hey, folks. I’m Joe, and I’m a vampire – not by choice, mind you, but by accident…a fate-twisting, fang-creating, blood lust-inducing misunderstanding. It started with a group date, a case of mistaken identity and far too many sake bombers, and ended with a ridiculous set of circumstances that I just can’t seem to wrap my head around. Maybe you can tell: I’m not real happy about it. But I’m certainly not going to let it get in the way of my life. So I’ve thrown my ranting into a blog. I’m hanging out my dirty laundry in an effort to explain the real deal about being a card-carrying member of the Undead Elite. Maybe it will help others understand the truth about vampires. Maybe it will help me come to terms with it, too. Believe me, it’s not all satin capes and naked ladies…none of it is, actually. One naked lady would be nice.
Beautiful, scarred from a war in which she had sought solace, ex-Marine Seraphy Pelligrini returns to Chicago to find a place to call home. Trained as an architect before a random shooting changed the course of her life, she’s drawn to rehab an abandoned warehouse west of Western Avenue, unaware she’s stepped into another war zone where the enemy plays a much deadlier game and the stakes have never been higher. With a body on her doorstep and too much loss in her past, Seraphy finds herself both suspect and victim as tensions escalate and the killer draws ever closer.Nothing is what it seems.
No one is safe as this edgy and original thriller hurtles us towards its explosive conclusion and Seraphy discovers that the past will always find you. Welcome to West of Western, the spectacular debut novel from Eileen Robertson Hamer.
18+ Kristen Anders is starting her life over again after divorcing her cheating husband. An author of several ‘vanilla’ romance novels, she spiced up her latest one involving BDSM and it became a best-seller. Now she’s researching the subject for her follow-up book and manages to get a tour of the elite, private sex club, The Covenant, and runs into the one person she never expected to see there.
Devon “Devil Dog” Sawyer is intrigued by a cute brunette he meets at a friend’s Irish pub and does something he hasn’t done in over twelve years. He asks her out on a date. While it might seem strange to most, Devon’s only relationships since he was twenty-four have started and ended in the same place–a BDSM club.
What was supposed to be a single weekend of mutual pleasure and dirty sex, turns into something more.
Jessica has a secret that nobody can find out about, especially her mistress, Lady Beamount.
Lady Beamount is known to be shallow and short tempered and Jessica knows that if she ever finds out about her secret, then she will lose her job before she even gets a chance to explain.
Jessica’s job is everything to her, but when a handsome Duke’s life is put into jeopardy, she faces a hard choice. She can deceive Lady Beamount, or she can keep her job and her secret, which she had fought so hard to get.
30 Days – Change your habits, Change your life: A couple of simple steps every day to create the life you want
Have you ever asked yourself why some people seem to get everything easily and others don’t?
Everything you have in your life today is a direct result of your thoughts, beliefs and expectations. Nothing happens “JUST BECAUSE”.
Find out how to take control and full responsibility of your life, and how a couple of small steps every day can change everything. 30 Days is not just a book that you read. To make it work YOU have to work and do the exercises it proposes consistently over time.
In this simple, fast-paced eBook you will be learning what it takes to create the life you want.
30 Days is for people who are struggling, wanting to change their life, but they feel powerless and think change comes from the outside. They also keep doing the same things over and over expecting a different result, which Albert Einstein considered to be the purest form of insanity.
If you want to change your life, you have to change your habits and start doing small things differently every day.
For many people, baking has a bad rap. It’s fussy, it’s time consuming, there are so many available shortcuts like cake mixes and pancake mixes and it’s so easy to buy store-bought muffins. So why would you bother to bake anything from scratch?
It’s my mission to turn that attitude around! In Baking Without Bothering: Muffins and More, you’ll find all the available tricks in the book to cut down on prep time and make baking muffins, quick breads like cornbread and drop rolls foolproof and swift. I’ve tested shortcuts and created recipes that don’t require sifting, exact measuring or multiple bowls and steps.
Inside this book you’ll find a fantabulous muffin mix recipe that you can use to whip up dozens of muffin variations in less than five minutes. You’ll also find from-scratch recipes for:
Lemon Yogurt Poppy Seed Muffins
Sweet Potato Cake
Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal Muffins
Mango Cranberry Bread
Chunky Honey Cornbread
Noel Anderson, builder and businessman, has his life ripped apart when his family is brutally murdered. The three killers are eventually sentenced for their crime prompting Noel to set out on a religious crusade of forgiveness.
Noel fast becomes a media darling and discovers love again in a damaged young woman who, like himself, is one of society’s walking wounded. It is the police, though, who begin to question Noel’s motives when one of his wife and daughter’s murderers meets with a suspicious end. VIOLENCE is ultimately a towering tale, filled with suspense, hope and humor, which explores one man’s attempt to transcend tragedy and find his place again amongst the living.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs brings readers into the lush abundance of Sonoma County, in a story of sisters, friendship and the invisible bonds of history that are woven like a spell around us.
Tess Delaney loves illuminating history; returning stolen treasures to their rightful owners and filling the spaces in people’s hearts with stories of their family legacies. But Tess’s own history is filled with gaps: a father she never met, and a mother who spent more time traveling than with her daughter.
Then the enigmatic Dominic Rossi arrives on her San Francisco doorstep with the news that the grandfather she’s never met is in a coma and that she’s destined to inherit half of a hundred-acre apple orchard estate called Bella Vista. The rest is willed to Isabel Johansen, the half sister she never knew she had. Isabel is everything Tess isn’t, but against the rich landscape of Bella Vista, with Isabel and Dominic by her side, Tess begins to discover a world where family comes first and the roots of history run deep.
Isabel Johansen, a celebrated chef who grew up in the enchanting Sonoma town of Archangel, is transforming her childhood home into a destination cooking school—a unique place for other dreamers to come and learn the culinary arts. Bella Vista’s rambling mission-style hacienda, with its working apple orchards, bountiful gardens and beehives, is the idyllic venue for Isabel’s project…and the perfect place for her to forget the past.
But Isabel’s carefully ordered plans begin to go awry when swaggering, war-torn journalist Cormac O’Neill arrives to dig up old history. He’s always been better at exposing the lives of others than showing his own closely guarded heart, but the pleasures of small-town life and the searing sensuality of Isabel’s kitchen coax him into revealing a few truths of his own.
NEWS FLASH! Keeping a marriage successful does NOT take hard work! All it takes is making small changes over time. When the foundation of a good marriage starts to show wear, zero in on those imperfections immediately, right? Wrong. Focus on what’s going well! Enhance the good things by adding new elements that will boost commitment, passion, and fun, and you will strengthen and build upon what you already have. It’s also ok to go to bed mad! You’ll find out why in this fresh, intelligent, and upbeat book.
Dr. Terri Orbuch shows how keeping a marriage healthy is, in fact, not something you have to work at. She explains how simply playing, laughing, and being a good listener will have immediate benefits, and how using her Ten-Minute Rule may be the most important action you will ever take to keeping your marriage exceptional.
The Bell Witch by John F.D. Taff is an historical horror novel/ghost story based on what is perhaps the most well-documented poltergeist case to occur in the United States. It tells the story of the Bells, an early 19th-century Tennessee farm family who begin to notice strange occurrences—odd noises, bangings, gurglings. Eventually, an entity reveals itself to the family, calling itself, simply, the Witch, and makes it clear from the outset that it was sent to kill the patriarch of the family, John Bell, for a reason it never makes quite clear.
The Witch’s antics, while not exactly endearing it to the Bells, make the spirit somewhat of a novelty. Word of its existence spreads, first through the Bell’s slaves, then through the rest of the community. It tells jokes, makes predictions, offers unwanted advice and even sings. It shows an intimate knowledge of The Bible and of history and politics.
Hannah Matthews is undeniably tough—a single mom, a top-tier PR exec, a breast cancer survivor. She prides herself on being go-to Hannah, who can handle any crisis. But with her grandmother balking at going into a retirement home, her daughter unexpectedly pregnant and an old flame suddenly underfoot, Hannah is facing a few crises of her own. And being back home on Seaview Key is definitely adding to the stress.
Luke Stevens understands crisis. While serving in Iraq, his wife dumped him for his best friend—with whom Luke shares his medical practice. Seaview Key seems like the perfect place to hide out for a while. The last thing he expects is to fall in love…with his old hometown and with Hannah.
Sometimes, though, the unexpected is just what it takes to heal the heart.
In Making Things Move: DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists, you’ll learn how to successfully build moving mechanisms through non-technical explanations, examples, and do-it-yourself projects–from kinetic art installations to creative toys to energy-harvesting devices. Photographs, illustrations, screen shots, and images of 3D models are included for each project.
This unique resource emphasizes using off-the-shelf components, readily available materials, and accessible fabrication techniques. Simple projects give you hands-on practice applying the skills covered in each chapter, and more complex projects at the end of the book incorporate topics from multiple chapters. Turn your imaginative ideas into reality with help from this practical, inventive guide.
One simple revelation about her past turns Selene Warren’s life upside down. Determined not to let her elf half ruin her future, she fights for the love she’s found at Cheney’s side, despite her increasing doubts about the bond they share.
However, when her studio burns down, a new enemy emerges and threatens the lives of those she holds most dear. To save one of her friends from a gruesome death, she must expose who she was and put more than just her life on the line. Her only hope is deciphering her past in time to save them all, but the more she learns, the less she can trust anyone.
Selene and Cheney are almost to happily ever after. Just one small promise stands in their way. The spirits make a request Selene can’t refuse without forfeiting her soul, but to fulfill their desire, she will have to sacrifice her life. Traveling to a world beyond the reach of the living, Selene has to dig deep within herself to find a way back home.
The kingdom trembles on the edge of political upheaval and fae of all shapes and sizes are being murdered. The further Cheney digs into these mysterious deaths, the more skeletons he unearths from his family’s past. Sometimes, the truth can kill you.
Cassidy Jordan knows she’ll die a few weeks after her eighteenth birthday, and she can’t wait. This is her second time here, and she knows what’s waiting for her in The Life-After — the place most mistakenly call “the afterlife.” Getting back there is supposed to be easy: she just has to find nineteen-year-old Riley Davis and help him get his life on track. By the time she finds him, though, she has only seven weeks to help him. Riley will die too young if she fails, and she’ll never see The Life-After or this life again.
But no one told her helping Riley would mean dating him; she hasn’t dated anyone since the love of her first life caused her death the last time she turned eighteen. When Cassidy realizes she’s falling for Riley, she’s faced with a choice: give him the life he’s meant for and leave when it’s time, or give up eternity for the true love she’s never had, knowing Riley will die the same way she did in her first life and that her entire existence could end at any time.
In the city of Solantha, mages rule absolute, with shifters considered second-class citizens and humans something in between. No one outside the mage families are allowed to have magic, and anyone born with it must agree to have it stripped from them to avoid execution.
Sunaya Baine, a shifter-mage hybrid, has managed to keep her unruly magic under wraps for the last twenty-four years. But while chasing down a shifter-hunting serial killer, she loses control of her magic in front of witnesses, drawing the attention of the dangerous and enigmatic Chief Mage.
Locked up in the Chief Mage’s castle and reduced to little more than a lab rat, Sunaya resists his attempts to analyze and control her at every turn. But she soon realizes that to regain her freedom and catch the killer, she must overcome her hatred of mages and win the most powerful mage in the city to her side.
American figure skater Carrie Parker’s Winter Games dreams were dashed when her philandering partner caused one of the greatest scandals in skating history. Blacklisted from competing in the United States, her career is over…until she receives a mysterious invitation and is paired with the most infuriating, talented—and handsome—skater she’s ever met.
Russian champion Anton Belikov knows sacrifice. He gave up a normal life and any hope of a meaningful relationship to pursue his dream. And he’s come close—with a silver medal already under his belt, the next stop is the gold. All he needs is a partner. While he’s never forgotten the young American skater he seduced one long-ago night in Amsterdam, he never expected to be confronted with their past…never mind share the ice with her.