The Romance Collection
Three contemporary romance novels by bestselling authors Nikki Sex and Zachary J. Kitchen!
Sometimes love has nothing to do with luck, and everything to do with karma…
Marcy Paget worked full-time putting her husband through University. When he finally became a success, he dumped her for a trophy wife more than ten years younger, leaving Marcy to raise their four year old daughter on her own.
Even though Marcy knows she is better off alone than with a cheating husband who doesn’t love her, she is still struggling to make ends meet.
When an ethical dilemma presents itself she makes a choice – never realizing the incredible karmic chain of events that will follow her decision. . .
Mistake Creek: (An FBI thriller)
Nina O’Brien’s life is changed forever when a stranger appears at the door to her father’s truck stop, bloodied and incoherent.
As night falls and a ferocious storm descends on the tiny Californian community, the small group of people sheltering with Nina steel themselves to face the onslaught, only to be confronted by a ruthless killer.
With nowhere to run, and no means to raise the alarm, Nina must decide who to trust if she is to survive the night.
When a body is found in front of the campus arts building, college newspaper editor Colin Mitchell immediately suspects there is more to the case than meets the eye.
His first clue is the severed hand that shows up in his inbox – a hand that belonged to a girl whose story Colin tried to write and both the college and the police did their best to ignore. His second clue is the strange symbol found at the scene of the crime, one that may have a connection to a murderous cult whose origins go back almost a thousand years to a highly secretive military religious order founded during the Crusades.
As he digs deeper into the mystery, Colin begins to uncover a trail of murder and corruption that extends beyond his wildest dreams.
Cozy Mysteries: Maple Syrup Murder (An Oh Fudge! Cozy Mystery Series Book 1)
Welcome to Cider Island – a town where anyone who’s anyone knows something about someone. It’s just that kind of place. And things get a whole lot stickier for the residents when a businessman visiting the island ends up smothered at the local sugar bush.
With maple syrup season in full swing, Ida Noe’s fudge shop is busier than a centipede at a toe counting contest – especially when she’s invited to showcase her world famous Maple Bacon Fudge at Sweeney’s Sugar Bush. All is sweet until some poor sap kicks the bucket in the sugarhouse and all fingers point to Ida’s best friend Maura Sweeney.
With the help of her lumpy black Lab and origami loving friend, Ida is determined to “tap” the real killer and prove that maple can indeed be murder.
Three Odd Balls (Cue Ball Mysteries Book 3)
A romantic vacation for…five? This wasn’t exactly what Jessie and Wilson had in mind when they planned their trip to the tropics. But the fun begins when Jessie’s delightfully spry mother, Wilson’s surfer dude son, and Jessie’s rabidly hyperactive New York agent decide to tag along.
But what kind of trouble can these three oddest of odd balls possibly get into? Take a guess.
The Forgiving Bride
1888, New Haven, Connecticut
Sarah’s marriage was never perfect – not even close to it. Her husband was hardly at home and preferrred to drink and gamble his time away in the cardooms and streets of New Haven. But when he suddenly dies Sarah is left to fend for herself and daughter, only to discover that men are after her – and it has something to do with her dead husband. With no time to lose and her daughter to protect, Sarah hastily answers an ad for a mail order bride and soon finds herself on a train headed west to meet Simon Stone, a spitfire cowboy from Wyoming.
Can Sarah find safety and rest with Simon? Will she be able to help him overcome his past and the pain it has caused? Will he be able to help her find the forgiveness she so desperately needs – and also give it?
Highland Shift (Highland Destiny Book 1)
Elena MacFarland wonders what everyone else knows about her new farm that she doesn’t, and whether she’ll live long enough to find out. Betrayed by her fiancé and the powerful Worthington family, Elena fights back and negotiates a comfortable settlement with one small caveat: she must live in Scotland for two years. One kidnapping and two attempts on her life later, the darkly arrogant Scot, Faolan MacGailtry declares himself her new protector and moves into her farmhouse. Major problem? He was present at all three incidents. Elena decides to follow the adage to keep her friends close and enemies closer—but which is he? One by one, Elena uncovers Faolan’s darkest secrets: his Druid heritage, his connection to her past, and finally, the deadly curse that is powerful enough to destroy them both.
Ghostwalker (Chronicles of Zanthora, Book 1)
Kendril is a Ghostwalker, a man who is dead to his former life and bound by a solemn vow to seek penance for some mysterious dark sin in his past. When a chance encounter in the forest leads him to inadvertently rescue a woman named Jade, a woman who claims not to remember anything about who she is or what has happened to her, Kendril becomes her reluctant guardian.
But after a gang of ruthless bounty hunters comes after Jade, Kendril finds himself thrown into a deadly game of cat and mouse where one wrong step will be his last. Now he must use every ounce of daring and cunning he has to escape with his life and to protect the woman he is growing to love, a woman with no past.
Baked Occasions: Desserts for Leisure Activities, Holidays, and Informal Celebrations
Celebrating a year in desserts, BAKED’s beloved duo Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito offer cookies, puddings, whoopie pies, cakes, brownies, and more to commemorate holidays both expected and unexpected. Rum-infused Hair of the Dog Cake for New Year’s Day and Peanut Butter Sheet Cake for Texas Independence Day join Praline Ice Cream Cake for Mardi Gras, Chocolate Pop Tarts for Halloween, and 12 Days of Cookies for Christmastime.
With 65 gorgeous photographs and 75 unique recipes, you’ll have everything you need to create a wide range of sweet treats for quirky festivities and traditional holidays all year round.
Knit to Flatter: The only instructions you’ll ever need to knit sweaters that make you look good and feel great!
Knit to Flatter is about celebrating the body you have been given and creating sweaters that make you look and feel great. Part instruction manual and part pattern collection, Knit to Flatter teaches you how to assess your shape–top-heavy, bottom-heavy, or proportional–and then knit accordingly. With a great sense of fun and acceptance, Amy Herzog presents silhouettes and styles that work with each body shape, along with four ideal sweater patterns per category. She then provides patterns for 10 more sweaters with guidelines for customizing, so they can be tailored to flatter.
Each pattern is written in up to 10 sizes, and the garments are photographed on models with genuine curves. No smoke and mirrors here. Just real beauty!
Jimi Hendrix: The True Story of Jimi Hendrix
The genius we never understood. . . . The man we never knew. . . . The truth we never heard. . . . The music we never forgot. . . .
A revealing portrait of a legend by a close and trusted friend.
The Wednesday Sisters: A Novel
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Friendship, loyalty, and love lie at the heart of Meg Waite Clayton’s beautifully written, poignant, and sweeping novel of five women who, over the course of four decades, come to redefine what it means to be family.
For thirty-five years, Frankie, Linda, Kath, Brett, and Ally have met every Wednesday at the park near their homes in Palo Alto, California. Defined when they first meet by what their husbands do, the young homemakers and mothers are far removed from the Summer of Love that has enveloped most of the Bay Area in 1967. These “Wednesday Sisters” seem to have little in common: Frankie is a timid transplant from Chicago, brutally blunt Linda is a remarkable athlete, Kath is a Kentucky debutante, quiet Ally has a secret, and quirky, ultra-intelligent Brett wears little white gloves with her miniskirts. But they are bonded by a shared love of both literature—Fitzgerald, Eliot, Austen, du Maurier, Plath, and Dickens–and the Miss America Pageant, which they watch together every year.
Next to Me
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After losing her parents and brother in a car accident, Callie dropped out of college and went to live in the small town where her family used to spend the summers. A year later, and struggling to move on, she keeps to herself and wants to be left alone. So she’s not too happy when her new neighbor keeps knocking on her door.
Nash Wheeler, a 25-year-old construction worker from Chicago, inherited the house next to Callie’s and is living there while he renovates it. Outgoing, confident, and never one to back down from a challenge, Nash sets out to get to know his new neighbor, inviting her over for dinner and offering to fix things around her house.
The Whimsical Bakehouse: Fun-to-Make Cakes That Taste as Good as They Look
Make–and decorate–delicious cakes with easy-to-follow instructions from the mother-daughter duo behind the charming, refreshingly eccentric cakes found at Riviera Bakehouse.
Kaye and Liv believe that a cake should taste as good as it looks, so they skip esoteric (and inedible) decorations in favor of simple buttercream, flavored whipped cream, and tinted candymaker’s chocolate, covering their luscious cakes with amusing designs and gorgeous color that are easy to make and delicious to eat. The cakes themselves are no less enticing, pairing old-fashioned favorites like Banana Cake and Spice Cake with sumptuous fillings such as French Custard and Chocolate Mousse. Simple step-by-step lessons, illustrated with photographs, explain how to re-create Liv’s charming chocolate designs, from the bright polka dots that shine against dark chocolate glaze to the shimmering stars that adorn the enchanting “Starry Night.” Templates for the delightful designs allow you to adapt these techniques to create your own unique decorations.
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