Jonathan McKendry, the son of a local boatyard owner in a 1940’s northern Michigan resort town, is falling in love with Emily Compton, the daughter of a wealthy family who summer in Charlevoix and own the grand ship, the EmmaLee. As class differences and family pressures threaten any hope of the relationship succeeding, a shocking crime shatters their dreams of being together and throws them into a desperate search for a brutal killer.
In a parallel story in present-day, Sally Thomason, a descendant of the Compton’s, is thrilled to join the Charlevoix community in welcoming back the family’s old yacht, the EmmaLee after decades away. When she meets Alex Clark, the new owner of the ship, her life takes a drastic turn that threatens her current relationship and dredges up past memories of a tragic event that continues to haunt her. As Sally and Alex grow closer, they search for common ground to move beyond the past and build new lives together.
Chaos at Crescent City Medical Center
A New Orleans Attorney’s Mardi Gras Takes A Bloody Turn
Alex wanted a new life, but that often seemed out of reach as long as she was still tied to the same hospital as her ex-husband. Mardi Gras Season brought a welcome change in pace, and her upcoming date to the Mardi Gras Ball with art historian, Mitch Landry, was a step in the right direction. However, when she is called to a grisly scene at the hospital her plans are upended.
In New Orleans, The Criminally Insane Pose A Growing Threat
It is hotter than hell in New Orleans and newly promoted Police Commander Jack Francoise is battling horrific crime in the Vieux Carre. The number of criminally insane continues to rise without explanation and nurses at the Psychiatric Pavilion are doling out Thorazine cocktails to these viciously psychotic patients to the best of their ability.
Sensitive, aspiring photographer Nick Fairfax wants nothing to do with his family’s corporate business, or their vicious, cold-blooded lifestyle. Intending to give up his inheritance and pursue his art, he arrives at his father’s office, only to find that Fairfax Industries has fallen to a scarred man in a hooded cloak.
The man is the reclusive billionaire Lord Bane Dunsaney, and he is bent on destroying the Fairfaxes. But when he sees Nick, everything changes. Bane offers the Fairfaxes the chance to regain their fortune if Nick will reside at Moon Shadow, his secluded mansion, and do whatever the billionaire wants for a whole year. Nick has no real choice other than to agree to Bane’s terms.
At Moon Shadow, Bane lords his power over Nick, going even so far as to take Nick’s phone, computer and beloved camera away. The billionaire claims such measures are to protect his privacy, but Nick is convinced they are so Bane can control him.
Two best friends. Two fresh starts. Will old regrets sabotage their second chance?
Janna’s heart is heavy with grief and broken by betrayal. But as she leaves the big city for a quaint midwestern town, the future feels less frightening with her best friend by her side. After landing a job in the local fresh market and the attentions of a handsome architect, she may yet learn to heal old scars…
Shelby loves the position Janna secured for her and the new sense of community, but wishes small-town life wasn’t so lonely. After packing up all she could salvage from her painful past, she endures more than her fair share of bumps on the winding road to recovery. Afraid her heart may be too damaged for real love, she drowns her sorrows in drunken nights at bars.
With new heartache around every corner, can Janna and Shelby stay true to their friendship and their dream of lasting freedom?
Whose bed is this?
That was Kensie’s first thought as she peeled her eyes open to find herself in an unfamiliar room. She noted the crumpled red dress, tiny black thong, and Louboutin heels in the corner.
Whose arms are these?
That was her second thought as the tattooed arms engulfing her tightened their grip. Her phone buzzed on the nightstand. Carefully, without waking up the man behind her, she reached for it. The name on the display read Prince Charming.
“How are you still asleep at one in the afternoon?” Trey’s familiar baritone rang in her ear.
“Long night,” she rasped. The man behind her chuckled, his mouth warm on her ear.
“Well, wake up. My flight leaves in an hour and I can’t wait to see you.”
Jake Marshall is super sexy, kinda grumpy, and my landlord. He’s on my Top Ten List of Men NOT to Date, but I can’t seem to stay away. Especially when he keeps tossing those sultry smiles my way. What’s a girl to do?
After moving cross-country yet again, Hannah Roberts wants to put down roots in Colorado. She’s sunk her life savings into a share of Bloom Yoga Studio, but the studio is losing money, and fast. The building is undergoing a messy, noisy renovation–and the hot carpenter in charge is distracting her yoga students in more ways than one. If Hannah can’t talk the hard-bodied builder out of his power tools, she might as well kiss her dreams goodbye.
Are you worried that your introversion is holding you back? Do you dread writer groups and conferences? Are you afraid that you don’t have what it takes to put yourself out there and sell more copies? Author Jamie Arpin-Ricci has decades of experience mentoring professionals on personality types, and now he’s here to help you get the most out of your gifts too.
Daphne Martin’s wedding to Ben Jacobs is only a couple of weeks away. An award-winning cake decorator, Daphne is busy designing their wedding cake. Her twin nephew and niece, Lucas and Leslie, are excited about being in the wedding party. And Daphne’s brother-in-law Jason is planning a bachelor party for Ben. Everything is going beautifully until Daphne’s ex-husband Todd shows up. Just released from prison after serving a sentence based on his shooting a gun at Daphne, Todd comes to Brea Ridge to profess his undying love for her.
Despite Daphne’s attempts to make Todd leave town, he insists on hanging around to reconnect with people he used to know. When he’s found murdered, Daphne finds herself at the center of the investigation.
Extermination Day – January 15, 2038 – The day the world dies. It begins with a surprise meteor shower. Within hours millions become sick. The horrible virus quickly spreads, killing everyone in its path. Remnants of world governments soon discover that this is no ordinary virus. It was engineered to eradicate the human race.
Congressman Jeff Madison is one of the few surviving members of the US government. He and a team of scientists at a secret underground base must figure out who is behind the attack. Their only hope may be Project Chronos, the world’s first operational time machine.
The annual steeplechase races are the high point in the social calendar of the horse-mad Virginians of cozy Crozet. But when one of the jockeys is found murdered in the main barn, Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen finds herself in a desperate race of her own—to trap the killer. Luckily for her, she has an experienced ally: her sage tiger cat, Mrs. Murphy. Utilizing her feline genius to plumb the depths of human depravity, Mrs. Murphy finds herself on a trail that leads to the shocking truth behind the murder. But will her human companion catch on in time to beat the killer to the gruesome finish line?
Being an orphan is never easy. For teenagers like Emily Heart, it’s nearly impossible when you’re living on the streets. Yet, none of this is her fault. Someone kidnapped her and rewired her DNA.
Now every day is a struggle. Everyone wants a piece of her. All Emily wants is her old life back. A life filled with family, friends, and a future she can count on. But staying alive won’t be easy, not with powers she can’t control. Even the slightest emotion can send her rocketing forward through time, never knowing how far she’ll travel or where she will land.
However, there is one hope: beat reporter Jim Miller. He’s been tracking the never-aging 15-year-old across decades. When he finally catches up to her, the former Marine offers Emily protection from the gangs and the police in exchange for the scoop of a lifetime.
Four very different women learn how to let the right man protect and serve them.
These are four full novels, steamy, all of them standalones and police romance, that follow four female police officers in their pursuit of their happily ever after. All romantic suspense. Jen, the heroine of the first book, is Jerry’s sister from the Edge of the Heat Series.
Unauthorized Affair – Twenty-six year old Jen Mansko finds out the hard way that she’s too trusting. Her apartment ransacked, her bank account emptied, and her heart broken, Jen has had enough and high-tails it to the only place she can think of where she will be welcomed – her brother’s house.
Anxious for a fresh start, Jen does something completely out of character and decides to become a cop. Soon, the athletic beauty with the striking-pink locks captures the attention of ex-navy seal Police Sergeant Hunter Foley.
Because of the advancement of consumer electronic technology, we are surrounded by distractions that are constantly craving engagement. The engagement we give these distractions is taking away our ability to focus on the things that really matter. If we could just spend less time tapping our smart phones, we could do a whole lot more with our waking hours.
Indulging in these distractions also promotes the practice of constantly switching attentions. This habit kills our ability to focus. People who have this kind of habit often become uncomfortable when doing one thing for a long period of time. They lack the ability to continue working, especially if the task is very boring.
Luckily, there are ways to rehabilitate our ability to focus. We can enhance our minds and condition them to be ready for tasks that require prolonged attention. However, we need to develop habits and practice some exercises to be able to accomplish this.
The Autobiography of Jean-Luc Picard tells the story of one of the most celebrated names in Starfleet history. His extraordinary life and career makes for dramatic reading: court martials, unrequited love, his capture and torture at the hand of the Cardassians, his assimilation with the Borg and countless other encounters as captain of the celebrated Starship Enterprise.
Learn how to thrive in—or escape from—a toxic work environment.
Toxic organizations are rife with conflict, fear, and anger. The environment causes people to have physiological responses as if they’re in a fight-or-flight situation. Healthy people become ill. Colds, flu and stress-related illnesses such as heart attacks are more common. By contrast, in resonant organizations, people take fewer sick days and turnover is low. People smile, make jokes, talk openly and help one another.” – Annie McKee (author, consultant)
Many employees experience the reality of bullying bosses, poisonous people, and soul-crushing cultures on a daily basis. Rising Above a Toxic Workplace tells authentic stories from today’s workers who share how they cope, change, or quit. Candidly they open up about what they learned, what they wish they had done, and how to gain resilience.
Kenni Lowry likes to think the zero crime rate in Cottonwood, Kentucky, is due to her being sheriff, but she quickly discovers the ghost of her grandfather, the town’s previous sheriff, has been scaring off any would-be criminals since she was elected.
When the town’s most beloved doctor is found murdered on the very same day as a jewelry store robbery, and a mysterious symbol ties the crime scenes together, Kenni must satisfy her hankerin’ for justice by nabbing the culprits.
With the help of her poppa, a lone deputy, and an annoyingly cute, too-big-for-his-britches state reserve officer, Kenni must solve both cases and prove to the whole town, and herself, that she’s worth her salt before time runs out.
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