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Former Special Air Service commander Julian Mercer is now in the business of recovering kidnapping and ransom victims, but occasionally, he finds himself taking an odd job. This time, the specialist promises to hunt down the man responsible for nearly murdering an heiress and her fiancé, but that promise may cost Mercer his life.
This book contains scenes of: torture
Llew has a gift. Her body heals itself from any injury--but at a cost to anyone nearby. Returning to life after a public hanging, Llew hits the road to escape the anti-magic hatred of her home town. Fortunately, she meets a welcoming band of travellers, escorting a young lady to her future husband. Unfortunately, one of the travellers, Jonas, is specially trained to kill her kind, with the attitude to guarantee it. Fortunately, the pair hit it off before he learns what she is. Unfortunately, Jonas's half brother has discovered how to harvest the blood of Llew's kind to power the device that allows him to perform a wide range of magics. And he's looking for a new source... Healer's Touch is a fantasy novel with a wild west setting, steampunk-like technology, enough romance to draw you in, horror to keep you hooked, and just enough sex to keep things spicy. (Sale price is for Amazon.)
This book contains scenes of: sexual violence and torture
Rosario Hernandez doesn't ask for much. She'd like to sleep on a bed instead of a sidewalk, to know where her next meal is coming from, and maybe, if she's really feeling optimistic, to get a girlfriend. More than anything, though, she wants her best friend Arkay to not murder anyone— because Arkay is a dragon, claws and all, and she has a penchant for vigilante justice. When Arkay's latest escapade goes sour, Rosario gets stuck with a stolen van and a cooler full of human organs. Now they're on the run, and it's not just the cops who want answers. The owner of the cooler is still out there, and they want to replace what they've lost— by any means necessary.
This book contains scenes of: animal cruelty
Gangster meets Fantasy in this epic saga of organized crime families with magical powers!
Eighteen-year-old James Douglas can only watch, helpless, as the Scottish freedom fighter, William Wallace, is hanged, drawn, and quartered. Even under the heel of a brutal English conqueror, James's blood-drenched homeland may still have one hope for freedom, the rightful king of the Scots, Robert the Bruce. James swears fealty to the man he believes can lead the fight against English tyranny. The Bruce is soon a fugitive, king in name and nothing more. Scotland is occupied, the Scottish resistance crushed. The woman James loves is captured and imprisoned. Yet James believes their cause is not lost. With driving determination, he blazes a path in blood and violence, in cunning and ruthlessness as he wages a guerrilla war to restore Scotland's freedom. James knows he risks sharing Wallace's fate, but what he truly fears is that he has become as merciless as the conqueror he fights.
This book contains scenes of: animal cruelty
Jinx at the Greenbrier is a humorous and creative chronicle of a young girl who practically grew up at the acclaimed Greenbrier Hotel, which is one of the finest resorts in the world. Her stories begin when she arrived in 1936 and met such notable historical personalities as Eleanor Roosevelt, Clare Boothe Luce, and Sam Snead. Her adventures continue through the era when the Greenbrier housed high-level German and Japanese diplomats at the beginning of World War II, then through the days when it served as a United States Army hospital. Jinx’s exploits encompass encounters with interior designer Dorothy Draper, the Duchess of Windsor, and Bing Crosby—just to name a few. Jinx at the Greenbrier offers a fascinating picture of the celebrities, high-society personalities, and government officials who frequented this West Virginia resort during the thirties and forties.
Sixteen-year-old Lisa-Marie has been packed off to spend the summer with her aunt on the isolated shores of Crater Lake. She is drawn to Izzy Montgomery, a gifted trauma counsellor who is struggling through personal and professional challenges. Lisa-Marie also befriends Liam Collins, a man who goes quietly about his life trying to deal with his own secrets and guilt. The arrival of a summer renter for Izzy’s guest cabin is the catalyst for change amongst Crater Lake’s tight knit community. People are forced to grapple with the realities of grief and desire to discover that there are no easy choices – only shades of grey.
John Rossiter died of a fractured skull due to a sudden fall. That was the verdict of the doctor, who signed the death certificate and the coroner, who certified the death. That was also what his wife of two years was happy to believe despite the fact that nobody witnessed the accident and some of his injuries were inconsistent. Rossiter’s mother suspects foul play and hires Private Investigator, Steve Passarelli to handle the case. And when Passerelli starts to investigate, he suddenly realised that certain things didn’t add up. As far as Passarelli was concerned, it was good money for a pretty straightforward assignment. But from the moment he accepted the assignment, Passarelli was set up as a fall guy. Somewhere along the way, things take a sinister twist. Then Passarelli realised what he was up against; a world-class cover-up in a class of its own. And he was suddenly the target.
Join Marsha and Danny Jones as they work around the clock to keep the Sea Empress save from killers and terrorists. They are the 21st Century version of Nick and Nora Charles with adventures that go around the world. The killers never quit and the voyages never end.
Sam Spade meets Blade Runner in the new lesfic series, The Cassie Tam Files! When PI Cassie Tam is hired to investigate the death of a Virtual Reality junkie, she thinks it’ll be easy money. But the more she digs, the more things don’t seem to add up, and soon, she finds herself knee deep in a murder investigation. And that’s just the start of her problems …
A British journalist is invited to Malmö to interview an old university friend who is now one of Sweden’s leading film directors. When he discovers the director’s glamorous film star wife dead in her apartment, the Skåne County Police are called in to solve the high-profile case. Among the investigating team is Inspector Anita Sundström, who soon finds the list of suspects growing. As Anita battles to discover the answers amid the antagonism of some of her colleagues, she even begins to think that the person she is becoming attracted to could be the murderer.
Breast cancer survivor Edie Williams is ready to live. Divorced. Mother of two. She’s planned the vacation of a lifetime for a reboot, only to encounter an awakening adventure—Tommy Carrigan. Manager of the band Collision, Tommy Carrigan has his plate full. Independent. Carefree. He’s on an annual holiday with his band family, when the unexpected happens—Edie Williams. Love might be just what the doctor prescribed, but can it survive the world of rock-n-roll? +++ If you enjoyed The Sex Education of M.E., you’ll love After Care, another romance for the over-forty from L.B. Dunbar. Continue the adventure previously published in Love Notes, the newsletter of L.B. Dunbar.
Ella Connolly is looking forward to starting a new adventure in her life. Moving across the pond to Manhattan, she’s determined to make the dream for her boutique to become an international retail brand come true. While in the States, her overprotective brother insists she have a full-time security detail. This complicates Ella’s plans in more ways than one. Alex Robertsen’s life is in shambles. After losing the woman he loves to his brother, he’s been on a steady diet of booze and easy women in an effort to make himself numb.Things needed to change. Change is good. Good, that is, until Alex finds himself thrust into an all too familiar situation. He’s obligated by a professional oath to protect Ella at all costs. She’s vowed to not let distractions, even the ruggedly handsome ones, keep her from her goals. But old habits die hard…
She's a financial planner who hates celebrities. He's a magnetic movie star with attitude. Will they overcome their mutual distrust to find love, even when a scandal rocks their worlds?
Lord Garson loved and lost when his fiancée returned to the husband she’d believed drowned. Since then, he’s come to loathe his notoriety as London’s most famous rejected suitor. He needs a marriage of convenience to a lady who will cause him no trouble. Luckily, his childhood friend, Lady Jane Norris, is the perfect candidate – calm, sensible, pragmatic, and willing to enter into a loveless marriage. But from the first, things don’t go to plan, not least because Garson soon finds himself in thrall to his surprisingly intriguing bride. (Pre-order for February 28 release.)
Deserted by her father at the tender age of seven, Jenna Leigh-Whittington had taught herself to ride, shoot, brawl … and steer clear of the opposite sex. But now, in a lonely Utah canyon, the Pinkerton agent has drawn her gun on a rugged stranger — only to discover that, far from the dangerous outlaw she’d been tracking, he is Branch McCauley, hired gun…and the most irresistible rascal ever to tempt and torment a woman! If there’s one thing McCauley trusts less than a female, it’s a female who packs a six-gun. But what a woman! Vowing to bring the sensuous hellcat to heel, McCauley has no inkling that their passionate battle of wills has just begun. Taming Jenna will be the most seductive — and satisfying — job he’s ever taken on. (Sale price is for Amazon.)
''Since I met you I have been unable to count in days. I can only count your eyes, how long until I see your eyes again? That's the only clock I have in my head.'' An angel sent to save the world. The human he craves. And the love that could destroy them all.
The police were beside themselves this weekend. What with missing teens and a drug cartel on the loose, they had their work cut out for them. And with the phones not entirely reliable due to the weather, they weren’t able to warn anyone of the dangerous Russian thugs running along the coast. Maybe if they had, our lovely historical society president might not have been so happy to help the mysterious Russian who showed up on her dock in the middle of the storm. That would have been a pity, since it turns out they knew each other from way back when. They’ve sworn to never love again, but then again—Never Say Never.
Hendrix is a young government scientist. He is also lonely, emotionally damaged, smokes way too much weed, and keeps a gun in his bedside drawer just in case. It's right next to the break-up letter from Julia, the love of his life until she booked it to Slovenia with some physicist named Ivan. ''My life sucks,'' Hendrix thinks, and he is spot on. Then the impossible happens. He meets an amazing woman named Kara Zercado, meets an insane US president named Jake Morgan, goes on a mission, and suddenly holds the fate of the world in his thin, shaky hands. He’s recruited into a top secret program that uses a wacky hybrid of cutting edge quantum mechanics and ancient mysticism to move between dimensions, and BAM! There he is. On an adventure in another world with a sexy, smart woman whose main talents seem to be killing the bad guys and torturing Hendrix's emotions.
From a young age, Gun has trained in the way of Anderson Arms. He learns to manipulate, steal, blackmail, and kill—whatever it takes to accomplish the mission set by his father. But Gun despises the work he does and the wreckage it leaves behind. His newest assignment is to befriend a Virtual High student and infiltrate Global Arms. His target is Sulan Hom, the daughter of a renowned Global scientist. Gun approaches the mission with detached coldness, the same method he uses for every assignment. But it isn’t long before he finds a budding friendship with Sulan. The more time he spends with her, the more he begins to care for her. Soon, Gun vows that Sulan will not become one more mission casualty.
It’s five years since his wife disappeared, but wise-cracking, street-smart private-eye Evan Buckley is still reeling. Tormented by demons and consumed by his unrelenting quest for the truth, he loses himself in other people's problems. When college buddy Jesse Springer shows up with a wad of explicit photographs that arrived in the mail, Evan is roped into the most bizarre case of blackmail he’s ever encountered—because Jesse swears blind he can’t remember a thing. But can Evan believe him? And if things weren't bad enough, a psychopathic killer from the past embarks on a crusade of psychological revenge and twisted mind games that threaten to plunge Evan back into his darkest days. Adrift in a sea of betrayal and lies, Evan is forced to choose between his gut instinct and the blatant evidence—and the only thing he knows for sure is the wrong choice will be punished with death.
Getting dumped is never easy, but there’s a special bonus sting if your ex-fiancé is a producer for a popular morning radio show. Jillian Atwood’s breakup with Nico has become the hosts’ number-one topic. They’re even running a competition to find him a new girlfriend. The entire population of Boston, it seems, is tuning in with an opinion about who Nico should date next—and what Jillian should do to get over him. Jillian’s co-worker, Ben, has his own ideas on that score. He hates seeing Jill depressed over a guy as unworthy as her ex. While he’s providing a friendly ear, he's also realizing how much more he’d like to offer. And if Jill could just get over the man who broke her heart, she might find the one who’s perfectly equipped to heal it...
It’s two days before Christmas and a quiet Rhode Island town is about to be visited by a number of unexpected guests—including a pair of very different Krampuses. Are they there to protect the innocent, or to exact revenge for a long-forgotten tragedy? Some curses fade over time, while others grow stronger. In this homage to Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, a young boy named Christoph and his friends must find some way to atone for a wrong committed a generation before they were born.
A steampunk fantasy adventure of secrets, danger, and discovery, Out of the Shadows features quests for lost technology, a vast underground criminal network, and a diverse cast of characters. ~ Lenore’s parents are as good as dead, having been imprisoned for life. After trying to scrape out a living as a thief, thereby risking the same fate, she’s taken in by the kind but somewhat peculiar Neal and Mina Allen. Can Lenore really find safety again? Has she found a place to call home? Or will the dangers of her new life prove to be too much? The Allens have their own secrets, Lenore’s new identity comes with certain demands, and a shadow from her past is chasing after her. As a tangled web of debts and presumed-dead magic draws more tightly around her, Lenore will be forced to make choices that threaten to topple her new life and endanger everyone around her.
Getting COMFY: Your Morning Guide to Daily Happiness serves as a guide offering peer-to-peer perspective on navigating transitional life periods and self-improvement. In a society susceptible to constant external pressure to succeed, Getting COMFY is a millennial-geared movement and internal method that thwarts these pressures at the start of each morning. It is a 5-step voyage that soothes the mind and energizes the body as you approach the rest of the day.