Grooming Mr. Right (A Bluegrass Romance Book 1)
Fired, broke, and nowhere to go, Luvie Beiderman moves back to her hometown and opens up Primp My Pet Mobile Pet Spa.
Jase Nelson is hot, smart, and has a big heart. Especially when it comes to his Irish Setter Duke. After Primp My Pet pulls into the dog park and Luvie gets out, Jase knows there is definitely enough space in his big heart for another redhead.
Jase isn’t as perfect as everyone thinks. Can Luvie groom him to be Mr. Right?
Death of Secrets (Political Thriller)
The end of privacy as we know it?
Kathy Kelver nearly trips over a murder victim on her way back to her dorm room late one night. In his last words, the dying man gives her stolen data about a secret project that could blow the lid off a shocking conspiracy. From the halls of Congress to the National Security Agency and beyond, Kathy must run for her life from shadowy forces who want her dead, while trying to build a relationship and hang on to her faith. The secret she’s carrying could end the right to privacy forever, if she doesn’t survive to warn the world.
Kidnapped as a boy by Captain Jean L’Ollon and taken to the pirate ship Obsidian, young Jacob dreams of freedom, and of one day discovering the fabled island of the Mer people. Upon seeing a beautiful tapestry depicting a mermaiden with long, rainbow-hued hair and translucent tail, she seems to beckon him with the promise of safety and peace.
Jacob, with friend and fellow shipmate Grant, at last manages to escape the Obsidian and find refuge in an island seaport town. The two also find their fortune, yet happiness eludes Jacob as he grows to manhood. Stories about Cerulean Isle, land of the Mer, continue to haunt him. One day a stranger approaches, a pirate who knew Captain Jean L’Ollon, warning the young men of danger to come. Jacob and Grant once more go to sea, fleeing from those who seek their lives and fortune.
It is on this voyage where Jacob finally learns the truth behind legendary Cerulean Isle.
The Devil in Canaan Parish
The Devil in Canaan Parish is a southern gothic suspense novel set in south Louisiana in 1957. It tells the story of Bram and Sally Palmer, a middle class couple trying to keep apace with Sally’s wealthy relatives, the Landrys, who own most of Canaan Parish. One night in late July, a tropical storm hits the small town of Techeville. Ira Meyer’s shop is robbed and a stranger, Melee Mouton, arrives in town. The young Cajun girl goes to work as a maid for the Palmers, and quickly becomes a prisoner in the couple’s bitter, covetous household. Soon an evil presence begins to haunt Melee, Bram and Sally, and the local sheriff gets involved to try to rid Canaan Parish of the devil that has taken up residence.
Garrett & Sunny
When Garrett wakes to find a massive red handbag on his dresser and a pair of pretty pink panties on his bedroom floor, you’d think he’d be a happy man. But he’s not – It seems the past twelve hours have been totally erased from his memory and rather than basking in the glow of a success he’s more worried about who belongs to the items, what actually happened last night, and a million other things he can’t quite remember to know if he should be worried about.. His attempts at answering those questions only add dreadfully to his problems.
And so begins the frustrating, funny, charming and highly flirtatious story of Garrett and Sunny. It’s a “Howlarious Romp…” says one Amazon reader. It is also a story of love; not only of the beautiful but slightly nutty owner of the underwear, Sunny – but also of an ageing grandmother, and of a best mate called Truf.
Her Imaginary Husband
In an effort to ward off the unwanted advances of the womanizing football coach, Nikki Fallon comes up with the perfect plan. She pretends she’s already married. There’s only one problem. When she meets the honorable campus cop, she wishes she hadn’t started the lie. How can she get rid of an imaginary husband?
This sweet romance will have you laughing, sighing, and cheering for more.
The Settler: A Novel of Modern Israel
In August 2005, Sarah Dakar didn’t only lose the home she loved in Gush Katif, a Jewish settlement in Gaza, she lost her faith: her faith in God, in the State of Israel, and in mankind. How could God have mercilessly allowed her own army to drag her out of her home? And how could so many of her fellow citizens have cheered on the destruction of everything she held dear?
About to start college, she moves to Tel Aviv, Israel’s very own “city of sin.” Once intent on bringing holiness to Israel’s metropolis, this “good girl” seeks now to indulge in the city’s pleasures to escape her loss, to discover new ideas – and to feel something, again. Joy, excitement, and the deliverance she never thought possible come to her in the form of Tel Aviv’s hottest nightclub, Atlantis, and its charismatic, liberal owner, Ziv Harel.
Adam’s Apple (Touch of Tantra Book 1)
Adam Kingsley reigns as the young prince of Manhattan and the envy of Wall Street. Women swoon at his feet, money is no object, and his killer good looks are as wicked as sin. A dangerous trifecta that allows him to possess anything or anyone he desires.
Kathryn Delcour is an alluring socialite with unique tantric tastes. When she suddenly appears on the New York City social scene, Adam finds this complex woman too tempting to resist. He will stop at nothing to have her, yet she is warned to stay away from him and his player ways.
The lure of ancient sexual practices and a former business partner seeking a deadly revenge mix together in this steamy bestseller filled with secrets, seduction, and suspense.
Sisters in White (Love in Bloom: Snow Sisters 3)
Danica and Kaylie Snow are about to celebrate the biggest day of their lives–their double wedding–on an island in the Bahamas. But no wedding is complete without a little family drama. The two sisters aren’t ready to face the father they haven’t seen since he divorced their mother and moved away to marry his mistress, and live with Lacy, the half sister they’ve never met.
While Danica has exchanged letters and phone calls with Lacy, Kaylie has fervently tried to pretend she doesn’t exist. Lacy is sweet, fun, and nearly a mirror image of Kaylie. To make matters worse, not only is Lacy looking forward to meeting her sisters, but she idolizes them, too. As the countdown to the wedding date ticks on, their parents are playing a devious game of revenge, and there’s a storm brewing over the island, threatening to cancel their perfect wedding. The sisters are about to find out if the bond of sisterhood really trumps all.
Thomas Jefferson (Eminent Lives)
In this unique biography of Thomas Jefferson, leading journalist and social critic Christopher Hitchens offers a startlingly new and provocative interpretation of our Founding Father. Situating Jefferson within the context of America’s evolution and tracing his legacy over the past two hundred years, Hitchens brings the character of Jefferson to life as a man of his time and also as a symbolic figure beyond it.
Conflicted by power, Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence and acted as Minister to France yet yearned for a quieter career in the Virginia legislature. Predicting that slavery would shape the future of America’s development, this professed proponent of emancipation elided the issue in the Declaration and continued to own human property. An eloquent writer, he was an awkward public speaker; a reluctant candidate, he left an indelible presidential legacy.
Neon Angel: A Memoir of a Runaway
In this candid autobiography, Cherie Currie—the original lead singer of ‘70s teenage all-girl rock band The Runaways—powerfully recounts her years in the band, her friendship with guitarist Joan Jett, and her struggle with drugs. An intense, behind-the-scenes look at rock music in the gritty, post-glam era, Neon Angel is a must-read for anyone whose heart beats to the rhythm of David Bowie, Suzi Quatro, Nick Gilder, and the Sex Pistols, and for every fan of the movie it inspired: The Runaways, starring Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart as Cherie Currie and Joan Jett.
Autumn Getaway (Seasons of Love Book 1)
Author Jennifer Gracen brings together a colorful cast of friends and family in Book One of the Seasons of Love series, Autumn Getaway. Newly divorced mom Lydia is just getting back on her feet. Her college roommate’s wedding promises a much-needed getaway weekend with old friends, at a beautiful manor in Connecticut.
When she meets Sam, a handsome friend of the groom, she’s nearly overwhelmed by a confusing mix of hope and trepidation. Their instant connection feels intensely real, to both of them, but the ink is barely dry on her divorce decree. It takes all her nerve, and more than a little prodding from her girlfriends, to convince Lydia to give her heart — and Sam — a chance.
A Heart Divided, A Novel (Heart of the Rockies Book 1)
The Caldwells and Wainwrights have been feuding for decades. Still, Sarah Caldwell has misgivings when her father pressures her into distracting a ranch hand while he and her brothers rob the Wainwright place. When it becomes clear that hand is actually Cord Wainwright, heir of the Wainwright holdings, Sarah realizes things have gone too far.
As the feud boils over, Cord and Sarah make a most inconvenient discovery–they just might be falling in love. Can they betray their families to see where this attraction leads? Or will their families betray them?
Against the beautiful and wild backdrop of the Rocky Mountains in 1878 comes this sweeping saga of romance, betrayal, and forgiveness from beloved author Kathleen Morgan.
50 Acts of Kindness: a romantic comedy
From acclaimed romance author Ellyn Oaksmith comes a novel of change, challenges, and ultimately, kindness…
Being overly kind isn’t in Kylie Harrow’s nature. This has never been more evident than when Kylie vents her frustrations to an innocent employee—and the whole scene is posted online, tanking her career and earning her the dubious distinction of “World’s Worst Boss.” But when she flees home to the South, Kylie finds her childhood home has changed. The high school quarterback is now the hot and handsome sheriff. Her mother has turned her home into a nudist colony. And worst of all, having heard about her daughter’s exploits, her mother won’t let her in the door until Kylie completes fifty kind acts in fifty days.
The task seems easy enough at first—and may even help repair her media image—but it quickly turns into a hilarious quest that leads Kylie down a bumpy road filled with new challenges.
Hyde and Seek (Hyde Series Book 1)
Piper Skye is rock ‘n’ roll. She’s party all night, sleep all day. She’s get wild and be free.
Or she would be if she had the time.
And the energy.
And not being so awkward would probably help, too.
As the owner of a thriving dessert business, Piper spends her days at school and her nights elbow deep in batter and frosting. She’s confident her hard work and sacrifice will pay off as long as she stays focused and sticks to the plan.
Fate, as it often does, has other ideas. Plus, a killer sense of humor.
Sweet Misfortune: A Novel
Sophie owns a chocolate shop where she sells Misfortune Cookies-dipped in bitter chocolate they contain messages she handwrites each day such as “Your car seems fine now, but just wait…it will eventually be a source of frustration and unexpected delay.” What starts as a gimmick, turns into a surprise hit with customers. But when her ex-fiancée moves back to their small Washington town, he is surprised at how bitter and unhappy Sophie has become. He proposes a bet–she must place an ad in the paper that simply states “Wanted: Happiness.” If at least 100 people respond, proving happiness isn’t a myth, she agrees to a date with him. If not, he’ll leave her alone forever. Sophie is convinced she’ll win, but fate has other ideas when a reporter at the paper is intrigued by the ad as a story and posts it in newspapers across the country.
Stardust: A Novel
Shortly after burying her unfaithful husband, Georgia Peyton unexpectedly inherits the derelict Stardust motel from a distant relative. Despite doubts from the community and the aunt who raised her, she is determined to breathe new life into it. But the guests who arrive aren’t what Georgia expects: Her gin-loving mother-in-law; her dead husband’s mistress; an attractive but down-on-his-luck drifter who’s tired of the endless road; and an aging Vaudeville entertainer with a disturbing link to Georgia’s past.
Can Georgia find the courage to forgive those who’ve betrayed her, the grace to shelter those who need her, and the moxy to face the future? And will her dream of a new life under the flickering neon of the STARDUST ever come true?
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