Taking Back Your Holidays: A Whimsical Guide to a Lighter, Brighter Christmas
Maybe you love Christmas, or maybe you want to love Christmas, but you feel like the time between the beginning of Fall and the start of the New Year flies by so fast that you can’t stop to enjoy a moment of it.
Did you get a chance to sing Christmas songs together?
To cook your grandmother’s secret recipes in your own kitchen?
To make a snow angel?
To sing “Happy Holidays” to your neighbors?
This year is your chance to take back your holidays. Not-your-typical Martha Stewart holiday planning, this book gives you insights to your favorite holiday traditions, practical tips for creating pockets of peace for your family, and ideas for sharing a stress-free Christmas with your loved ones.
Mercy’s First Semester
Raised in a deeply religious family, Mercy rebels against all rules. To avoid a destined path of self-destruction, Mercy enlists in the Army. After two combat tours, Mercy returns home battling PTSD. Trying to forget about the lives that he has taken and resume a “normal” life, Mercy enrolls in college and reconnects with a childhood crush. Mercy saved some of his men. Can he save himself?
A Thriller Series: A Haunted House: (A Psychological Thriller Full of Suspense)
When a new family enters the house they are excited, starting over new in a new state and new town. Little do they know that they are about to be in a mess of trouble without understanding the reason why. One by one members of the family end up dead or missing. Someone in the town knows and is waiting for the next round of bodies to make sure the secret stays away from the towns people. Afraid if they knew things would get out of hand. From the outside the house looks perfect, on the inside everything is all freshly painted a perfect home for a family until the unexplained begins to take form.
TEARS OF GLASS
A failed quarterback, failed husband and failed human being, finds redemption through the music of a failed songwriter.
This darkly humorous thriller is based on real events, including the ‘ Accidental ‘ deaths of twenty two UK scientists all working on US missile systems.
Morgan, a drinking, smoking, womaniser, is drawn to the iconic music of the seventies – Dylan, Carole King, Neil Young, Led Zep – but when he acquires a rejected demo tape by a bluesy pianist, his friends start to meet with bizarre, ‘ Accidental ‘ deaths. It eventually dawns that HE is the target. Running to the Californian desert, picking up the inevitable girl en-route, he has no idea that he has stumbled, literally, upon the biggest conspiracy the Intelligence Services have tried to hide since The Wall came down.
A Family for Christmas
Unlucky in love, Maddie LaRocque moves to Calgary at the urging of her college roommate. Maddie’s luck goes from bad to worse when she’s laid off from her job two months before Christmas. Undeterred, she sets up a gift wrapping business in the lobby of the Drummond Building in downtown Calgary where she meets Annie, a ten-year-old who has recently lost her parents.
When Maddie falls into the arms of the building’s maintenance man it looks as though her luck is changing, but she soon learns that Brent isn’t who she thought he was.
Maddie’s roommate Lily hasn’t fared too well in the romance department either, having been used for her beauty and Asian heritage by a man in Calgary.
Sing For Me: A Contemporary Sweet Romance
Chloe Brooks has been living in Italy for years. She has everything she wants: a successful career, the ability to make sure she is as far away from her parents as possible, and an almost equally successful boyfriend.
One phone call from a dear friend brings her back to the States, to her old neighborhood where she comes face to face with her childhood crush, Christopher Hunter. And one look into his eyes brings back all the memories and feelings she thought she had long forgotten. Feelings she shouldn’t have.
Watching over some crazy rich chick seems like a good stop gap from the army. She has no desire to do anything other than get wasted enough to forget.
Is she for real?
I cannot deal with her bullshit.
This woman has no idea what real life is, it is time for a reality check. Not all of us can have everything paid for. Some of us have to work.
I would much rather be back in the army. She’s impossible to deal with.
But not when she steps closer to me, right into my personal space. I can feel her breath tickling my cheek as she speaks.
Cursed with the gift of mind reading, Roddy Delamore has little chance of finding a husband. Driven mad by the dishonorable thoughts of her suitors, she struggles to trust any man she meets. She seizes on the chance to marry Lord Faelan Savigar, the Earl of Iveragh, despite his poor reputation and murky past. Strangely his mind projects only blankness. With him, her other senses stretch and heighten. She begins to wonder if she has finally met the man she has been waiting for her entire life.
Condemned by dark rumors, Iveragh is taken aback by Roddy’s proposal.
A Night to Remember: The Sinking of the Titanic
Island of the Dolls: A gripping horror thriller (World’s Scariest Places Book 4)
Behold an infamous haunted island scattered with thousands of eerie dolls where more than just the toys’ glassy eyes are upon you.
Deep within an ancient Aztec canal system on the outskirts of Mexico City lies Isla de las Munecas…a reportedly haunted island infested with thousands of decrepit dolls.
While there to film a television documentary, several friends discover a brutal murder. Soon fear and paranoia turn them against one another—even as the unknown killer stalks them throughout the longest night of their lives.
Pocketful of Sand
I don’t know what makes a great love story. Is it that instant attraction when boy meets girl? The passionate kisses and the fairy-tale ending? Or is it a lifetime of tragedy, paid in advance, for a few stolen moments of pure bliss? The pain and the suffering that, in the end, you can say are worth it for having found the missing piece of your soul?
The answer is: I don’t know. I don’t know what makes a great love story. I only know what makes my love story. I only know that finding Cole when I did, when Emmy and I were running from a nightmare, was the only thing that saved me. That saved us. He was more broken than I was, but somehow we took each other’s shattered pieces and made a whole.
The Last Librarian (The Justar Journal Book 1)
In the year 2098, there is no more war, no more hunger and no more pollution. The world is secure and Earth’s 2.9 billion people are healthy and happy. There is also only one remaining library that still houses physical books. In addition to the dusty volumes, the library holds many secrets. But the government has decided to shut it down and burn the contents. Unless an unlikely trio can save the books, humanity will lose more than just what is printed on those antique pages.
Swan is a nine-year-old Idaho girl following her struggling mother from one trailer park to the next when she receives visions of doom—something far wider than the narrow scope of her own beleaguered life. In a blinding flash, nuclear bombs annihilate civilization, leaving only a few buried survivors to crawl onto a scorched landscape that was once America.
In Manhattan, a homeless woman stumbles from the sewers, guided by the prophecies of a mysterious amulet, and pursued by something wicked; on Idaho’s Blue Dome Mountain, an orphaned boy falls under the influence of depraved survivalists and discovers the value of a killer instinct; and amid the devastating dust storms on the Great Plains of Nebraska, Swan forms a heart-and-soul bond with an unlikely new companion.
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