Lama Rinzen awakens from meditation to find himself reincarnated as a detective on Denver's Colfax Avenue. Immediately he realizes that once again he has been reborn into the Hell Realm--this time charged with finding insurance man Sonny Heller's killer. Rinzen believes finding Heller's killer will lead to the Sacred Dorje, which has eluded the lama for many lifetimes. By finding the Dorje, he will become a bodhisattva, allowing him to lead all sentient beings to Nirvana. But should the Dorje escape his grasp, Rinzen will be forced to suffer yet another lifetime in Hell, haunted by past demons and his failure to achieve enlightenment.
A remarkable tale of vengeance, time travel, and dark magic. What would you do if you woke up one morning and your world was inexplicably changed in the worst way imaginable? Banished by his enemy into a hellish alternate dimension, Luke Decker fights to understand why his world has suddenly changed, and why is he on trial for the murder of his beloved Nina? What he doesn't know is she's not dead. Nina watches him vanish into thin air and is completely bereft, struggling to find out how and why he disappeared. Using all of her psychic talents and traversing the astral realm, she frantically searches for him to no avail. She owns a secret item which holds the key to his salvation, but will she figure it out before he's condemned to live the rest of his life in a realm of darkness?
This third book in the Henrietta and Inspector Howard series provides a delightful romp through the English countryside and back.
Anxious to be married, Henrietta and Clive push forward with their wedding plans despite their family differences, made worse now by Oldrich Exley’s attempts to control the Von Harmons. When the long-awaited wedding day arrives, there is more unfolding than just Clive and Henrietta’s vows of love. Stanley and Elsie’s relationship is sorely tested by the presence of the dashing Lieutenant Harrison Barnes-Smith and by Henrietta’s friend Rose—a situation that grows increasingly dark and confused as time goes on.
As Clive and Henrietta begin their honeymoon at Castle Linley, the Howards’ ancestral estate in England, they encounter a whole new host of characters, including the eccentric Lord and Lady Linley and Clive’s mysterious cousin, Wallace. When a man is murdered in the village on the night of a house party at the Castle, Wallace comes under suspicion—and Clive and Henrietta are reluctantly drawn into the case, despite Clive’s anxiety at involving his new bride and Henrietta’s distracting news from home.
Delicately attempting to work together for the first time, Clive and Henrietta set out to prove Wallace’s innocence, uncovering as they do so some rather shocking truths that will shake the Linley name and estate forever.
Detective Cadence Riley never believed in ghosts, until she became one. Killed in the line of duty, she finds herself recruited into a group that monitors haunted sites, making sure that the spirits don't give too much away to the living. All seems to be going well until a group of cultists unleash a chaos demon in a haunted asylum. Now Cadence and her new partner find themselves in a race against time. They have to find a way to stop the demon before it devours both the spirits and the living, and they may just have to break a few rules to do it.
On a rainy September night, Ivy Greenaway answers a phone call that will change the course of her life. The caller is Romney Sharpe, her older sister's on-again off-again boyfriend, who happens to be a dark arts warlock. Ivy is a white witch and druidess. Before she knows it, she's been marked by Romney as his property and drawn into a war against his evil black witch sister, Rayna, who's already murdered their father. Romney is now the King of the dark arts practitioners. Ivy is his chosen Queen. A black King has never taken a white Queen before- and lived. Will they be able to unite black and white practitioners in this war to protect the great magical treasure trove that Romney has become the guardian of? With little time to organize and train family, friends, acquaintances, and recruited black and white practitioners, Romney and Ivy face an uncertain future. With Rayna determined to kill him, Romney has to rely upon his Queen to cast the death spell upon him to prevent Rayna from getting her hands on the treasure. Will Ivy find the strength within herself to kill him when he asks her to? Or will Rayna destroy them both, and ultimately destroy the world by doing so?
Kaden Valens' world is kill or be killed. Such is the life of a Challenger, the property of a Citizen. Fight or die. When Kaden is ordered to face his sole family member, his sister Nix, he chooses a different battle—one against the Federacy that owns him. Rebel Cassidy Havok is the Federacy's worst nightmare. Her only goal is to bring down the government, doing whatever it takes to eradicate the slave-based society. When Kaden defies the Federacy publicly, she hopes to make an ally out of him, turning the tide in the resistance’s favor. Cassidy helps Kaden escape the clutches of the Citizenry, and they flee to the Wilds, the world outside the Federacy’s reach. There they plan for the fight of a lifetime. Can they take on a nation, or is their cause a lost one?
Anna Christiansen's small-town life is about to go haywire. A young reporter stuck in a dead-end job, Anna falls head over heels for an interview subject, the bass player in an up-and-coming alt band. In short order, she pulls up stakes, moves to Las Vegas, gets married and pregnant, and moves into a big fixer-upper haunted by the ghost of a Sin City racketeer. That's when she gets notice from a corrupt casino owner that he's buying up all the properties on her street to make way for a parking lot. But Anna has poured her heart and soul into the house, and digs in hard to fight the system, not the easiest of tasks in a city where bribery, mayhem, and murder are standard operating procedures.
Can Anna's tough-guy ghost provide the help she needs to prevail in this dangerous cat-and-mouse game? Will Anna's life be left in ruins? Or worse?
Part road trip, part coming-of-age saga, part mystery, part ghost story, The House Always Wins is all Vegas.
James Wong built a billion-dollar software company with his childhood friend, Maria Cortez. He had everything until an ultra-rich investor stole control of his company with a shady contract. How do you fight the rich and powerful? In a video game, he would use a power-up to defeat the villain. Maria tells him there aren't power-ups in real life, but James finds the ultimate power-up: become president.
They must uncover secrets about their company, themselves, and the dark forces aligned against them. As the world falls apart around them, it will take every ounce of Maria's strength and every crazy idea James can muster to get their company back.
Imitating Elvis isn't enough for Doyle Brisendine. He wants to be Elvis. Then a young woman offers him cash and a ride in an antique pink Cadillac to a replica of Elvis's Graceland. Captured by a cult ruled by a ruthless matriarch called Mama escape seems impossible . . .
Welcome to Primrose Street, where neighbours share close interactions but know very little of each other. Only the maple trees that have lined the road for decades know their decisions, indiscretions, secrets, joys, and pains. From fifty-year residents Charlie and Cora and their grandson Ronald, to newcomer Sofia and her son Nicolas, to best friends Tabitha and Dayna, the residents of Primrose Street go about their daily lives--shopping, attending school, meeting at cafés, smiling as they pass on the sidewalk--all the while remaining invisible to one another.
Only when an invitation arrives in their mailboxes must the residents of Primrose Street decide whether to allow authenticity into their lives and neighbourhood or remain limited in their relationships and thereby to themselves.Drawing comparisons to Maeve Binchy and Elizabeth Strout for its clear-eyed characterizations of everyday people, Marina L. Reed's writing sheds light on questions that haunt us and exposes the poison of secrets. Primrose Street is everyone's street, where the ebb and flow of daily experiences can bring people together and miracles are still possible.
The earth is threatened with a catastrophic political event which could result in international warfare and destroy all life on the planet. In heaven, a divine council decides that extraordinary measures are essential. They call for an intervention that involves two souls returning to earth. The chosen two sign a contract that they will work to avert the disaster.
Brad Channing, a Navy SEAL, and Sarah O'Brien, a teacher, become heaven's representatives on earth. The story follows them as they individually and then together face overwhelming obstacles and eventually end up on a strategic Air Force base in California. It is there that they discover a conspiracy to assassinate the President of the United States. The terrorists have a plan for global dominance and they are determined to complete their mission. Although military leadership appears to have the President's best interests at heart, it is not clear who can be trusted and who should be feared. The action is rough and tumble as Brad and Sarah try to figure out the culprits for the plot that will turn into a worldwide conflagration unless stopped.
If you enjoy thrillers, this is one with enough twists and adventure to keep you riveted and guessing. If you like your thriller along with a good romance, Brad and Sarah's initial attraction and eventual love will sustain you as they live out their heavenly and earthly desires. A Great summer read.
Trapped in the orbit of the buttes and a black obsidian Clovis, Hanna is sure there’s nothing romantic about her hot and dusty job as an archeologist in the cultural and real desert. As she negotiates the misogyny of this no-woman’s-land, she’s on the move to evade physical and spiritual abuse at the hands of oil-field boys, and guard the damaged and angelic Paul. A vegetarian in a fast food wasteland, Hanna can’t quite catch the wave of nothingness. Her clan of fellow archeologists tries to keep her from harm, but everything she truly needs lies outside the aegis of their reach.
The former superhero Miss Nucleus wants to kill herself, but that's impossible - she's invincible. When the teenager's city of Burlington suddenly lurches toward annihilation, she's forced into action to save her precious city. Depressed, drunk, and full of self-loathing, but advancing into the growing chaos nonetheless.
Revisit the romantic and whimsical world of Charles & Victoria as they share their love across Londons.
After returning to London in 2014, Charles Stratford finds himself in need of a job - and answers to questions he'd rather not ask. Spurred by Victoria's irrepressible spirit, Charles agrees to go in search of another hidden treasure, the Firestorm Amber of Brighton.
Guided by clues from his father's journal, Charles and Tori are confronted by old foes and new friends when they travel to 1666, the year of the Great Fire of London. But their most loyal protector may turn out to be the one man Charles cannot forgive.
From present-day London to eighteenth-century Westminster, The Best-Left Questions continues the romantic adventures of Charles Stratford and Victoria Smith. It is the second book in the Love Across Londons series which should be read in order.
It's been almost forty years since Cubby James and the group of close friends graduated from high school, left the small town where they grew up, and went in search of success and happiness. For the most part, they've achieved their goals, and are beginning to think about slowing down a little. All except Cubby. The life he dreamed about simply has eluded him. As he contemplates changes he hopes will bring happiness, he receives news that his best friend has been involved in a serious auto accident, and he's needed at home. Over the next seven days the close-knit group rallies to support each other while they deal with old acquaintances and the changes that have occurred with time. And to complicate matters, when an old girlfriend shows up, Cubby has to figure out how to deal with feelings he's tried to deny. As they look closer into the accident that brought them home, they learn that things are not always as they first appear, and they take on the task of finding answers to the puzzle. WAITING FOR YOU completes the story of a group of life-long friends that began in WHEN FOREVER'S OVER and continued in AFTER ALL, as they face the realities of life. It is a story of friendship, of loss, and after waiting a lifetime, of finding the key to happiness. WAITING FOR YOU is the story of us all as we begin the end of our journey.
Ben Oris, a pragmatic med student from Philadelphia, gets cut by an old bone while touring the Paris catacombs. His companion Laurette, a public health student from Haiti, senses danger and worries an evil curse now runs through him.
Ben scoffs at the idea--he simply has a wound that won't heal--and back home he returns to his stressful clerkship at the hospital. But when people close to him succumb to a grisly illness and a dark priest pursues him, his skepticism wavers. Could a bone from an 18th century skeleton with a frightening history really cause modern-day disease?
With the help of Laurette, he scrambles to find a cure through Vodou before more of his loved ones die. But first, he must battle the mysterious priest who's bent on vengeance and determined to have Ben's blood as his own.
The Bone Curse, though a standalone, is the first in a series about a man of science who gets caught up in otherworldly situations.
Can it be true that soulmates can share a love so deep that it can transcend more than one lifetime? That is what James tell his loving wife Kathleen before they suddenly die in a tragic car accident that snuffs out their lives and perhaps their love. Will they be able to find each other in the next life to rekindle the love they share, and who will believe them if they do?
Joseph, only six years old, is haunted in his dreams by a woman and scenes he doesn't initially recognize. Sweating heavily while twisting and turning in his bed, he sees flashes of the mountains, the beach and a beautiful young woman. He awakens suddenly, hearing himself scream, “Kathleen(!).” He is drenched and dazed, not realizing that his dream is a replay of the final scene of his past life as James with his wife, Kathleen. A few years later as his dreams continue, he recalls more clearly Kathleen’s soulful singing, bubbly personality and sweet smile as well as his deep love for both photography and her.
As a teenager, Joseph loves to watch singing competitions on TV shows, especially when teenage girls are singing. One day he sees and hears Kimberly singing on one of these shows and his heart skips a beat. He does not know why, but her singing consumes him. Kimberly grew up a sad little girl. She knows that something is missing in her life, but for the life of her, she cannot identify what it is. Only singing lifts her spirits, even if just for a little while. Joseph is drawn to her immediately. He has to meet her.
What happens when Joseph meets Kimberly? You can find out by reading Richard Sieg’s novel, Love After Life.
FATHER DIVINE’S BIKES exposes the dark underbelly of 1945 Newark, New Jersey; a city that boomed during World War II but finds itself unable to cope with the peace that brings joblessness, despair and crime. As deeply-entrenched white enclaves are squeezed by the mass migration of blacks, escape routes for poor ethnic whites rapidly close. Two Catholic altar boys living in a world ripe for grifters, like Father Divine, soon learn that his promise of heaven on earth has hellish consequences. In the autumn of 1945, a battle erupts when the city’s competing mobs end their truce. When it gets bloody, other criminal forces poise to move in. Black bookies, using Father Divine’s controversial International Peace Mission Movement as a front, recruit Joey Bancik and Richie Maxwell to run numbers under the guise of newspaper routes. The boys' families welcome the few bucks they can put on the table. Meanwhile, their parish priest and two homicide detectives fear the numbers racket will entrap the boys in a world of crime. Turf wars, murders, and a corrupt police department in bed with the mob form a dark and gritty backdrop against a story of post-war Newark and the violence that permeated it.
When Ben Ava, a struggling medical student facing insurmountable financial worries, receives a scholarship offer for a Medical Center in Memphis, he thinks that his tenuous future is finally secure. But Ben's past will not leave him alone. His fellow scholarship winner is his old friend Brenda--a young medical student with extraordinary talent whose troubled past has made her self-destructive and dangerous. In Memphis, their lives become increasingly tangled as Ben is pulled into Brenda's orbit. Soon, he finds himself risking his medical education, his new romance, and his entire future in the hopes of steering himself and Brenda through the tumult of their shared loneliness and trauma.
Tears Before Exaltation is a literary drama about coping with the past, surviving the present, and the blurred lines between courage and insanity, hate and love.
Agent Alex Travis returns to Cache Valley in search of an escaped prisoner, who bears a striking resemblance to one of the gang members Jack killed in the shootout in Green Canyon four years earlier. His instincts are leading him in the right direction, but he continues to be one step behind the man seeking revenge on Jack & Kate, and their young daughter, Emma. By not telling the whole truth of the missing bank money at the time of the recovery, Agent Travis has put them all in jeopardy. He must now decide if he can solve this case on this own, in time to save his friends, or if he risks asking for help from the Bureau and ruining his career in the process, a possibility that could land him in jail as well.
In a race to see who finds who first, the search shifts to nearby Logan Canyon, where Agent Travis will be tested by his own conscience as much as by the man he’s hunting.
In this thriller about love, betrayal, and the price of revenge, Marta comes of age in Croatia shortly before the fall of communism in Europe. After the atrocious war in her homeland destroys her innocence and her hometown of Vukovar falls to the enemy, she is forced to flee. Left only with haunting memories and difficult questions, Marta tries to rebuild her shattered life in New York, but the unforgiving metropolis holds challenges far greater than she could have foreseen. There she finds the man she once loved and lost, and has to confront the ghastly events from her past.
Trapped in a labyrinth of secrets and lies, Marta struggles to find a way out and return to the light.
Esteemed California music professor David Whealy is drawn to the other side of the country to investigate the circumstances behind his unexpected inheritance. As David probes deeper into the secrets of his benefactor, James Burton West, he finds more than just a wealth of unpublished music on the order of the great composers.
David's benefactor knew precious little about his own estate that had been in continuous family hands since 1724. He knew nothing about his colonial ancestor, a Thomas of historic import, nor the origins of that ancient iron key which held a secret even West knew nothing about.
A secret which may well have redrawn the map of the United States.
A group of ancient Egyptian priests uncover an evil alien and Anunnaki plot to enslave the souls of mankind for all eternity. Unable to defeat the enemy in the past, Tumaini and the rest reincarnate in the present to do battle with the reptilians, the Illuminati, and the New World Order. They must race against the clock to remember who they are, restore their powers, and decipher the many clues they had left behind if there is to be any hope for humanity’s freedom.
Psychiatrist Rachel Julian has what many dream of--a booming career, an enviable relationship, a joy-filled life--until a bloody premonition warns her that she is in danger. As terrifying threats unfold, her perfect life tailspins out of control. Armed with nothing but her intuition and determination to stay alive, Dr. Julian steps into unknown realms and meets a succession of otherworldly teachers who tell her that beyond the human threats, she has been lured into a spiritual war. To survive, Rachel must fight an enemy she can't even see in a reality many wish did not exist.