Pretty Kate Grace, 30, is a successful, respected lifestyle writer for the popular New York View Magazine. She has everything she could want -- a loving family, a marriage-bound relationship with a handsome real estate developer, and great friends. Life gets even better when she is given the immediate assignment of interviewing top talk show host, TV producer, and philanthropist, Olivia Larkin, a 42-year-old black woman who has successfully navigated the glass ceiling creating her own dynamic life. However, when Kate takes her first trip to Kauai to interview Olivia in her seaside Princeville estate on the Garden Isle of Kauai, little does Kate know that this trip is part of divine providence's plan. For when Kate arrives back in New York, her life takes an immediate downward spiral. The man she has dated for five years tells her that the marriage they have talked about and believed in will never be. Then, just as Kate is about to emerge from this traumatic loss, she suffers another, the death of her dear mother. As these unforeseen, life-altering events disrupt Kate's raison d'etre and life, as she has known it, her new friend Olivia comes to the rescue, offering her respite as her guest in a seaside garden cottage rental in the ancient, magical paradise that is Hanalei, Kauai.
The angelical "otherworldly" occurrences that begin to transpire are too synchronistic and too poignant for Kate to ignore. Lady in theWindow leads Kate towards her path of destiny: discovering true love, purpose, and the infinite bond between mother and daughter.
Kat Riesling spends her days serving up delicious treats with a side of sass at her beloved cafe. However, her life is turned upside down when she finds herself as the newest target of the Chicago's largest crime boss. Ian O'Dell, the newest detective on the Chicago police force, only wishes to serve and protect the quirky cafe owner. But as bullets fly and emotions tangle, he finds himself torn between what his heart wants and what his duty demands.
Antonio DeLuca knows exactly what he wants in life.
Lucia Bonavera knows exactly what she doesn't.
Destiny has something completely different in mind for each of them.
Betrothed at birth but never having met, pragmatic inkeeper, Lucia, and sexy architect, Antonio, consider their grandfathers' thirty-year-old marriage pact a meaningless relic. Neither had any interest in meeting the other, but when Antonio travels to the States on holiday, his grandfather blackmails him into visiting Lucia at her family's winery in the Virginia foothills. When he does, their mutual disinterest is replaced by an unexpected, yet undeniable attraction.
When Antonio makes a decision that keeps him in the States indefinitely, Lucia decides she's tired of always playing things safe, and follows her heart, straight into Antonio's welcoming arms. But Antonio has a secret, one that impacts Lucia as much as him. A secret that could destroy her trust in him forever.
Pirate or Laird…? Birk Bane was born the second son, the unwanted son, the unneeded son. Crossed by family and falsely accused of a crime, he flees Scotland to the sea where he’s recruited by a pirate. Five years later, he’s captain of his own ship and embraces his new life, though an ache for the woman he left behind remains. When he receives word of his father’s death and his clan is floundering, Birk begrudgingly returns home. Little does he know there’s more he left behind than a title…much more. Sheena MacRae helped Birk escape to safety years ago, always expecting he’d return. Time passes and she believes him to be dead. With her clan being terrorized and slaughtered, she accepts she is the only one who can stop the suffering by agreeing to marry Laird Gordon, the man behind the assaults. The man who is also poised to rule Birk’s clan. Despite the crushing need to hold Birk in her arms once more, his reappearance changes nothing. Sheena has too much to lose if she reneges the betrothal to Gordon. And while Birk’s intentions are to return to the sea after reclaiming his clan, she didn’t count on her pirate lover’s plan for revenge… The longer he’s home, the more betrayal Birk uncovers. There will be a fiery battle ahead for Birk and his brethren. If he survives, how will he choose between the life he loves and the love of his life?
Logan Everyone’s had a summer crush. One that’s etched into your memories so hard that it leaves an indelible mark, like a scar on your heart. For me, that crush is my first love, Carver Edwards. I met him at fifteen at summer camp, and for three perfect summers, he was mine. Until the blazing heat of the summer sun faded and reality crashed in. Carver went off to college, leaving me trapped in my small farming town, with no way of reaching him and a problem I needed solving. Carver As the senior captain of my college basketball team, all I’ve been focused on the past four years has been playing, school, getting drafted in the NBA, and steering clear of relationships. I didn’t want them. I had nothing to give another girl. I’d given it already. So, I built my rep as a player, and honed my natural ability to charm the pants off girls. It’s what I did. Who I was. Who I am. Until March, when a lay-up during a tournament landed me in an emergency room, under the care of Logan Shaw – my first love. Of all the people I could run into, why did it have to be her? Not only did my face get split wide open, but so did the locks that held the pain I’d attempted to bury for so many years. Now that she’s back in my life, we must face the truth and the consequences of our actions – even if it could destroy us. We must uncover the truths that have kept us shackled from moving forward. That could possibly set us free.
A rum privateer on the run, Captain Alex Lafitte wanders the Caribbean a lost soul, avoiding his infamous cousins at all costs. When his friend begs Alex to save her adopted son from the New Orleans authorities during the slave rebellions, the last thing Alex expected to find was a sassy quadroon stowed away in his cargo hold. Accused of killing her white father, Zaria St. Clair escapes by disguising herself as her mother—a Haitian Voudou Priestess. After Zaria saves Alex’s crew from a British brig, the copper-skinned beauty ignites a fire deep within his soul, and Alex vows to make Zaria his, no matter what the law says.
An old veterinarian brings Christmas magic back into her life with his special reindeer. Will his handsome son shatter that belief? Christmas is magic. At least that’s what Eva Mars Bowman thought until that tragic night. Running from her past, she accepts a job with an old veterinarian in a small town in Wyoming. With Doc’s help and his magical reindeer, she has a reason to believe in Christmas magic once again. Her newly found Christmas magic shatters. Doc’s estranged son, Trebek Nickolas, returns with plans to change all that his father has built, including getting rid of the reindeer. Compared to his father, Trebek is coldhearted and wants nothing to do with Christmas? Can she convince him that forgiving and loving will bring back the Christmas magic he knew as a child? Will Christmas magic be stripped away from her life again, forever?
After living with her boyfriend Kyle for three years, Casey’s finally realized the truth. Even her closest friends, Aster and Matt, are protecting her from Kyle’s secrets.
But Aster has relationship problems of her own. It’s not just that Matt has no career ambition. Suddenly he’s decided to become a Jesus freak.
These four friends think they’ve been through everything together, but a shattering event is about to test the bounds of their love and their faith. In the wake of true tragedy, who will rise? And who will fall?
That’s what she was the ominous night Ryan finally saw Aster again. But she wants nothing to do with him and neither do her friends, Casey and Kyle. Why would they? Ryan knows he can never live up to Aster’s dead husband’s legacy.
Kyle believes his marriage to Casey is going great, despite past traumas. Except that now he’s faced with a life-threatening decision Casey can’t abide—a decision that could destroy them forever.
With too many choices, and a child’s wellbeing at stake, love won’t be enough to sustain any of them… or is it the only thing that can?
In the underbelly of L.A., crime has a sinister grip on the inner-workings of the city. When a cop turns up missing, his senator father will stop at nothing to locate him, even if that means bringing in the precarious Laila Lowell. Charged with the task of rescue or recovery, Laila sets out to take down the city's most powerful criminal while defending the secrets that will keep her alive, but the moment she meets bad boy Benjamin Ryder, her mission takes on a whole new dimension -- a deeply personal one. From the front lines to the tangled depths of honor, vengeance, and allure, Laila is locked and loaded as she goes Undercover.
Amie Petridis isn’t looking for love when it breezes into her life. Her job as a full-time pilot leaves little time for dating. When a charming Air Marshall walks onto her plane and into her life, strange things start to happen. During a layover in England, Amie receives a tarot reading that changes her destiny. U.S. Air Marshall Aleck Eyres has always taken his job seriously. So seriously, in fact, he hasn’t allowed himself to be tied down. His occupation allows for the freedom to travel and to visit his friends, but the day he helps a captivating pilot with her persistent ex-boyfriend – things change. Love finds him quickly and affects him deeply, but will it be enough to overcome the painful secret that has kept him from sharing his heart all this time? The winds of change have blown Amie’s way and affect her and Aleck as well as the magical beings in a land called Wisteria. The appearance of winged creatures in Amie’s life is just the start. She will soon learn that she is meant to harness the element of Air and as she discovers her power, the gypsy’s warning has her questioning her path. Should she follow her head or her heart? And when she makes her choice, will it be the right one?
Caroline Bradley’s dreams of having a family are shattered when she loses her husband to a horrific accident. On his deathbed, he’d written her a letter, pleading with her in a shocking request. Now she’s torn between honoring her late husband’s wishes and her most secret feelings.
Elijah Bradley had one goal in mind—improve his ranch with the innovative plan to raise bison along with the cattle he and his brother once herded. His brother’s death changes everything. All his plans are gone, leaving him only with the promise he made to his dying brother.
Will love conquer these two lost souls? Or will the obligation set before them ruin any chance for happiness?
Gutsy, grieving Anna is determined to find who murdered her husband. Hampered by agonizing loneliness, her obsessive-compulsive mother, and her over-controlling father, she defies convention, and the law, to investigate on her own. When she runs up against Lee Adams, a handsome police detective who’s determined to save Anna from herself, she has to step up her rogue search for the killer, before time and dwindling leads run out.
Buying the 1920s farmhouse south of Phoenix, where the rumors of John Dillinger’s gang hid out in the 30s, is supposed to be accident-prone Grace Evanheart’s way of escaping an old romance. When she finds an ancient diary with a map under the bedroom’s floorboard, the rumors solidify into fact. She doesn’t know who to trust with the news; Micah Stevens, the handsome deputy and the great grandson of the original landowners with whom she’s attracted, or Jerry, the young historian who seems too intent on learning about her new home?
Micah seems convinced their paths cross exactly at the right time and in the right place for them to fall in love. Now he just has to convince Grace of the same thing before suspicions of his real motive have her running again.
Author Sharie Donovan discovers long-hidden voodoo artifacts during renovations in her recently purchased 1800s manor near New Orleans. Enchanted by the manor's historic charm and the lure of the mysterious discovery, little did Sharie know her life was about to irrevocably change... Among the strange and haunting artifacts is a unique bottle containing an unfamiliar green liquid... One night and one sip later, a 200-year-old spirit, Prudence Ravensdale, communicates with Sharie through her writing. Soon, Sharie realizes with every sip of the odd liquor she is further possessed by Prudence's presence and captivated by her riveting story. Thrown into the unfamiliar world of the paranormal, Sharie discovers love, adventure, and a new-found spirituality. It all begins with a taste of the mysterious elixir ...ABSINTHE.
Grieving the loss of her husband and child, she just wants to be left alone… On the brink of severe depression, Kathryn Tribble abandons her New York editing career and seeks sanctuary in rural Georgia where she grew up. But one of her major clients, celebrity author Joe Butler, pursues her, insisting she edit his first fiction novel. Kathryn reluctantly agrees, but is devastated when the manuscript seems to be mined from her very own misfortune. Instead of finding the peace she longs for, Kathryn is once again pushed to the brink.
Hiding a sham marriage and caring for his seriously ill daughter, he wants much more from her than editing skills… Descending from Hollywood royalty, Joe’s first book was a biography of his family, but Kathryn recognized his rare talent and challenged him to write fiction. Doing so, he transforms the raw courage he sees, in her efforts to reclaim her life, into what promises to be a blockbuster heroine. His hard work backfires when Kathryn refuses to have anything more to do with the book—or with him. Heartsick at the pain he’s unintentionally caused her, Joe abandons the project. However, his megastar cousin, Colton Bennett, is determined to make it into a movie. Even worse, Colton becomes infatuated with Kathryn, convinced that, in his world of make believe, he can anchor himself to reality by making her his wife.
Mired in grief and pain, these three troubled people face a hard choice—to walk away and risk, losing everything that matters, or to act on the heart.
She was electrifying. She possessed astonishing charisma, charm, character, and poise. People would scream, and men withered in the heat of her unspeakable sex appeal as if she were some torrid female rock star. Eager fans threw flowers and gifts to her when she skated. They went absolutely ballistic.
Nearly two decades later, she still creates frenzy. She's an international icon now, a planetary celebrity, playing Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, and like Cher and Madonna and Sting or Celine, she needs only one name, Maia, on the world's star roster. One in the audience tonight at Caesars tells Maia's story in more detail. He knows the story of her subjugation in the Soviet Sports Gulag, her suffering and callous abuse by KGB watchdogs, and her triumphant rise to fame as a wealthy American superstar. In the time of the Cold War, he and Maia chanced to dream of a shining life in the free world together. She got the life. He was left with the dream.
In fall of 1983, Soviet fighter jets have just shot down a commercial 747 carrying 269 passengers and crew over the Sea of Japan. Everyone has perished. KAL 007 is suddenly another international incident, and the US and the USSR are at it again.
Eddie Genell, a young sportswriter for Athlete, one of the top monthly magazines in the world, flies into the tense atmosphere of Cold War brinksmanship to get a feature story on the Soviet Union's first female-singles figure skater with a shot at an Olympic medal in the Winter Games. Maia Larisa Ulyanova is a phenom. The incredibly stunning young skater has captured the hearts of three hundred million Russians and holds the Soviet Union's first chance to make Olympic history. World press attention has been riveted also by her extraordinary beauty and drop-dead sex appeal.
Some say life is a grand adventure—but for Lady Abigail Rutland, it’s a tremendous bore. As a woman of noble birth in eighteenth-century England, she is expected to keep quiet and marry well, but she longs for so much more.
“Be careful what you wish for,” the old saying goes. After a chaotic night, she wakes up in the hold of a former slaver with her body bound and her hair shorn. She is soon “rescued” by an American privateer, who assumes she is a cabin boy and puts her to work. Eager for adventure, Abigail maintains her disguise despite a budding attraction to the infamous Captain Jacob Thorne. Meanwhile, Captain Thorne schemes to spring his kin from a British prison.
What follows is a thrilling tale that tosses and churns with the high seas. Set during the height of the American Revolution, Sweet Vengeance contains accurate historical details that enrich and complicate the story. Abigail yearns for danger and excitement, and it isn’t long before she discovers that the most urgent peril comes from within her own wild heart.
At the age of nine, Jillian Waters’ idyllic childhood dissolved the day her mother disappeared. She somehow survived the loss, but that doesn’t mean she emerged with her heart intact. She spent the next twenty years moving from town to town with her police officer father as he worked on the case of his life. She built up sturdy walls to protect her heart from anything close to love. Now living in Chicago within arm’s reach of Lake Michigan, which, along with her dad, has been the only constant in her life, she meets Drew Montgomery. He is a boat builder and a man of passion, searching for someone with whom to build his life, his way, with a solid foundation and plenty of heart. Their mutual love of the lake draws Jillian and Drew into a relationship unlike any she has ever dared to risk. When Jillian discovers a connection to her mother, she must decide to walk away or risk her heart on a man who may hold answers to so many questions that have lingered throughout her life. Waters’ Reflection is a story of connections, loss, and strength - in the face of danger and on the chance of love.
The Eagle and the Dragon takes the reader on an epic journey of thousands of miles by sea and land across three continents. When Senator Aulus Aemilius Galba is tapped to lead the first Roman mission to China, he anticipates an easy path to fame and fortune. Gaius Lucullus sees a bright military future, but his reluctant centurion Antonius Aristides would rather be somewhere else. Translators Marcia Lucia and her brother Marcus were taken from their village in China to serve the Han court, abused and despised, hiding a horrible secret. A notorious Arab pirate, with a Roman price on his head and crucifixion in his future, shadows the entourage, seeking the wealthy prize of their treasure-laden ships. But Fate has other plans for these unlikely companions, sending them together on a journey that will take them thousands of miles by sea and land across the tapestry of the mysterious worlds at the close of the first century. From the storm-tossed Indian Ocean to the opulent Hanaean court, from the wild grassy steppes north of China to the forbidding peaks of the Pamir Mountains of Bactria, they fight for their lives, hoping to find the road that will lead them back to Rome.
A painful past. A wall of steel. And an ex from hell.
Could the holidays get any worse? After his dad’s death, Detroit FBI field agent Colton Ramsay didn’t think so. His mom's on hospice and his ex-college sweetheart just married his ex-roommate--and now he's been assigned to investigate a murder in the icy wastelands of the Upper Peninsula. But when sexy ski hill manager Kyra Erikkson and her five-year-old son storm into Colton's life, he has a change of heart. Her chestnut curls and baby blues ignite a carnal need deep within that he’d suppressed long ago. But Kyra and her son need his protection. Can Colton lower his emotional wall and let love in?
A secret past. A life on the run. And an ex from hell.
She's a star on Broadway. He's an aspiring writer. They're 'just friends'.
Annie Collins Morgan, a.k.a. actress Morgan Collins, is self-sufficient, successful, and lonely after her best friend moves out to be married. Christopher 'Kit' Maxwell is desperate to move out of the student ghetto and into a space that will allow him the peace he needs to finish his novel. It's a match made in heaven and it's strictly platonic...at least at first.
Through everyday life, triumphs and tragedies, from New York to New Mexico, their friendship grows and changes. Will they realize their true feelings before it's too late?
Is it more important to have roots, or wings? Garrett Oliver has just settled into his job as heir apparent to one of the most renowned master gardeners in the country. After a difficult few years, he’s found a home and a renewed purpose at a famed resort in the secluded Smoky Mountains. The stars seem to be aligning for Garrett as he plans a future with his college sweetheart and envisions a simple life with her in the mountains of East Tennessee. Willow Armstrong, fresh off a painful breakup, is coming home to Knoxville to care for her ailing father. She finds herself in the right place at the right time, landing a dream job alongside Garrett—as his boss. As they are thrown together by their work, an undeniable magnetism grows between them, despite the fact that Garrett is ready to start a future with someone else. Circumstances persist in drawing them closer, and an unexpected opportunity in Colorado prompts Willow and Garrett to wonder if a life together out west might be beyond anything either of them had dared to imagine.
Legions of the Claimed -- Thousands of years ago, the Founders combined their powers to create an equitable society, governed by contagions inserted into their serfs’ blood, creating the Claimed. After nearly a hundred Rulers, one man split the singular power of reign between his three sons, severing the Legion. Now, the brothers clash over turf, the Function drug trade, and their family’s fate. The Ceremony is coming. The Curse of the Generations holds strong. One dagger and one soul will determine their liberation or annihilation. Can the daughters of the Claimed rise to tame the men bound by retribution? Scythe -- Under-the-table motorcycle mechanic Sly Morgan has been running his whole life, from his parents’ past, and now, from the Legion drug dealers who murdered his family. When the Ruler’s daughter finds him, she plunges her father’s dagger into Sly’s heart. The antigen within grants Sly a name and a purpose but enslaves him to the Legion, a ritualized underworld hidden in modern day Chicago. His only salvation is Gracious, a Claimed woman driven by strength and compassion, bound to her own web of deceit and forced servitude. Protecting the secret locked inside him allows Sly a shot at a future, but spurs the Rulers of the Legions toward war. His allegiance could unleash peace or seal his and Gracious’s Second Deaths.
Sylvia was from England. She was titled and beautiful, and one day she disappeared. Having never quite fallen out of love with her, Judd, a young movie producer in search of the next big idea, decides her story just might be it. After all, hasn’t he always known that she’s still alive? His search for clues to Sylvia’s whereabouts take him from Connecticut to Hollywood, New York to London, Israel to Spain and Marrakech. Each city reveals new pieces of the woman Judd thought he knew, and leaves him more bewildered as to who she really is. Who is Sylvia? She disappeared just as Judd was about to express his love for her. Finding her could mean more emotional agony, but it might be worth it for a good story. As Judd learns more about Sylvia, though, he finds he knows much less about her than he thought. In the meantime his career gains momentum until his professional and personal lives intertwine, becoming inextricably linked. But is the mystery of Sylvia solved? Will it ever be?
It started as a mother’s dying wish… CEO James “Max” Reid is a confident, self-made billionaire who thoroughly enjoys the fruits of his labor and success. The world sees him as a materialistic asshole, but not his ailing mother. She knows there’s much more to her son than what his arrogant façade portrays. Desperate to help Max discover who he truly is, she persuades him to make her an unbreakable promise. “Give from your heart, not your wallet.” He has no choice, but to fulfill her dying wish. It started as a family’s aspiration… Emilia Vitalia Young is the girl-next-door people can’t help but fall in love with. She comes from a family that believes happiness comes from putting others first. When an unexpected tragedy strikes, Emilia is left with an incurable heart, her family business, and a large inheritance. Being the sole survivor, she takes it upon herself to keep her family’s aspiration alive. What happens when fate gives them a clean slate? Encountering Max at an orphanage in Vietnam changes the course of both their lives. The chemistry between them is undeniable, but Emilia errs on the side of caution, fearing more heartbreak would destroy her completely. With a clean slate, it’s up to Max to put someone else before his own needs and desires. Can these two broken souls find a way to repair their damaged hearts?
Ripped from his embrace and their life dreams shattered by others…will these devoted lovers ever meet again? Jason Jackson, the son of a wealthy businessman, operates the stables of Crystal Falls with a proficient hand. And yet, his dreams of becoming a lawyer were lost beneath his father’s drive to maintain the finest thoroughbred farm in Kentucky. Happiness arrives when Debbie enters his life. And yet, fate deals them a disastrous blow, as the cruelties of others rip her from his arms. Devastated, Jason scours the countryside to find his beloved, frustration driving him onward each day. Debbie Bedford blossoms into womanhood beneath the warmth of the Kentucky sun. That is…until one summer night when she is kidnapped by ruthless bandits and sold into bondage. Frightened and alone, she spirals into a pit of desperation. The only anchor of sanity is her undying love for Jason. Will he find her? Will she be alive when he does? She claws her way through hell, never losing site of one day reclaiming the happiness that becomes her hallmark of survival. From the lush pasturelands of Kentucky to the dark and dangerous waters of the New Orleans bayou and beyond, will these two vibrant lovers find one another again? Or will they only reunite among the specters that dance within the glistening waters of Crystal Falls.
This is the first book a the romantic western series.... Imagine a girl stuck in a dysfunctional relationship. Imagine Texas, the Colorado River, and one morning when the boyfriend is off at a Hot Rod Convention in Dallas with his paramour, she up and leaves town in her pickup truck with her just the clothes on her back. Now picture in West Texas, a small farm in the middle of nowhere that she inherited in a surprise move from a distant relative - a town with a lonesome café and some wild and crazy local characters she makes into friends. There will be tensions as a land-grabber tries to take over her farm, tensions as the local hunk rescues her from a dangerous flood, but, as there should be in a good story, there will be tests of her courage and inventiveness; there will be helpers and villains along the way and, of course, there will be red-hot cowboy love scenes. And when the climax of our story comes along, you will have goose bumps along your spine, wondering if it will turn out all right. Romance, danger, mystery. Everything a good novel should have. You're going to love this girl.
I have a new name in a new city. Even though we’re only friends, Tye sleeps in my bed every night. After everything I’ve been through, I don’t believe I can handle more. But if relationships aren’t his thing, why is he here? I wanted Billie from the first moment I saw her. Her scars are deep and every day is a struggle. Learning her secrets is like unwrapping a gift; slower is better. I only want to protect her. That’s why I hold her every night. We’re just friends, which is for the best. Isn’t it?
This Greek American family saga follows a multigenerational story of love, loyalty, and culture. An emotional novel about family bonds and the difficult pull between home and heritage.
In the year 1956, Anastacia Fotopoulos finds herself pregnant and betrayed, fleeing from a bad marriage. With the love and support of her dear friends Stavros and Soula Papadakis, Ana is able to face the challenges of single motherhood. Left with emotional wounds, she resists her growing affection for Alexandros Giannakos, an old acquaintance. But his persistence and unconditional love for Ana and her child is eventually rewarded and his love is returned. In a misguided, but well-intentioned effort to protect the ones they love, both Ana and Alex keep secrets - ones that could threaten the delicate balance of their family.
The story continues in the 1970's as Dean and Demi Papadakis, and Sophia Giannakos attempt to negotiate between two cultures. Now Greek-American teenagers, Sophia and Dean, who have shared a special connection since childhood, become lovers. Sophia is shattered when Dean rebels against the pressure his father places on him to uphold his Greek heritage and hides his feelings for her. When he pulls away from his family, culture and ultimately his love for her, Sophia is left with no choice but to find a life different from the one she'd hoped for.
EVANTHIA'S GIFT is a multigenerational love story spanning fifty years and crossing two continents, chronicling the lives that unify two families.
Laura James lost the spark in her eyes, she couldn't remember the last time she smiled...Trapped in a marriage only she wanted, then suddenly broken and alone, Laura never thought she'd find love again, until she met a handsome stranger at the most unlikely place. When you have given up on life and love, and you're lucky to find that second chance...Can fate be cruel enough to break you and leave you alone again?
An adventure-filled and uplifting collection including the novel "Far Haven," Part III of the epic fantasy Windflower Saga trilogy, along with three novellas ("Albina," "Courage of Ansgar," and the second half of "Swords of Ansgar") which continues the story of the noble Ansgar family of Kimbria into the modern age of their world. A weaving of adventure and romance with a strong undercurrent of inspirational values.
Centuries have passed since the Kingdom of Kimbria became a crowned republic. Peace and prosperity foster its entrance into an age of scientific discovery and early industrial development. Even so, pirates and crime rings continue to operate throughout the region, and injustice still rears its ugly head.
In the novel Far Haven, a man sick in body, mind, and spirit stands on the deck of a steamship approaching the southern coast of Kimbria. Loris Kennet, a tribune in the Pomeranian cavalry, he’s travelled far to come here. Disgraced and dishonored in his own homeland, convicted of a crime he can’t even remember, he’s lost any hope in his future. All he can think of now is silencing the screams he hears in the nightmares that disturb his sleep. Married by proxy and in name only to a widow he’s never met (the Lady Keridwen Ulani of Ansgar), exiled from all he holds dear, he can’t imagine that the rugged cliffs before him will lead the way to love, healing, and justice.
Her heart searched for a melody. Will the love song she finally hears be loud enough to drown out the screaming memories of her past? Back-up singer Casey lived the old anthem, “work hard, play harder.” When she meets handsome sub-drummer, Sam Wildner on a gig, their attraction is immediate. The two musicians forge ahead in a dizzy rhythm of passion and music, both impressed by each other’s harmonious abilities. When Sam learns of Casey’s family trauma involving her sister’s abusive ex-boyfriend, he commits to being there for her and her young niece who is caught in the middle. The melody of their love song rings loudly in Casey’s ears as she and Sam navigate the precarious fast lane of jealousy, murder and rock ‘n roll.
A past she can't remember. A love he can't forget. After hitting rock bottom, Robert Newlin embraced sobriety and tried to live his life quietly and alone at his family’s lake cottage. Blaming himself for the accident that claimed his wife and unborn baby, he spent most of his time alone and grieving until Faith moved into the cottage next door. Faith McMillan had no memory of her life before that day three years ago. The physical scars had faded but the emotional ones were still fresh and raw. Living rent-free seemed like a great way to finish her second book and would give her the time to figure out her next move. But then she met the reclusive guy next door. Robbie and Faith – can two broken people who vowed to live their lives alone find happiness together?
Everyone has secrets that they’d rather keep hidden, but we all know that these private matters have a tendency of spilling out at the most inopportune moments. And when a privileged piece of information does leak out and it gets exposed, it can sometimes change our lives so drastically, that there’s no turning back. For in that fleeting explosion when we first learn of the shocking deception, our world suddenly gets transformed into utter chaos and fear, and it typically has us running for shelter.
The four main characters in this story, are all hiding something that they’d rather not have anyone know about. Regrettably, the terrible secrets which each one of them had buried deep in their past, begins to bubble to the surface. With deceit and murder lingering in the air, can any of them survive the consequences of having their pasts revealed?
Have you ever journeyed into the deepest recesses of the mind – deep in the darkest shadows where the cracks and crevices reside – where passion, desire, need and fantasy meet? Do you like what you see? That is where we met Katie on her Journey into Submission. She has these desires, needs, wants and fantasies and doesn’t know how to appease them. Her remedy while in pursuit of these ideas is to research BDSM on the internet when she is not taking care of her daughter and working at the local restaurant. She is a pretty blonde with beautiful blue eyes that reach into one’s soul, and if one looks, hers is bare for all to see. She moved from her hometown after a fall out with her family and set up her and her daughter’s life in Florida. She has been working as a waitress, has a nice apartment, a small car, and is happy on the outside. At night and in her dreams, she lives out her fantasies.
For artist Gabriela Martinez, psychopaths do hit twice. What did she ever do to deserve this?
An unscrupulous arts dealer covets Gabriela’s work to the point of madness, Richard Harrison is willing to do anything to get her back in his life, and if Richard and Gabriela don't stop this new threat, their chances for a future together will go up in flames.
A LOVE IN JEOPARDY In 1993, artist Gabriela Martinez almost lost her life to a sociopath’s twisted vision. If not for Richard Harrison, the operative sent to protect her, she would have ended up dead. The dramatic showdown pushed them together, but there were too many obstacles temporarily pulling them apart.
A NEW THREAT After catching a glimpse of Gabriela’s new work, The Book of Hours, Arnold Wickeham has been like a man possessed. Now, he will do anything—anything—in order to claim it, and nothing, especially not Gabriela, will stand in his way.
THE PAST IS CATCHING UP Richard Harrison has never given up his true love, Gabriela. Now someone new is threatening her life, and he will risk everything to protect her. But the stakes are now higher, and there is much more to lose. And, if he doesn’t stay one step ahead of the danger, her life, but especially, their future, may very well go up in flames.
Set in California and London, The Book of Hours, the follow-up to The Coin, is a story about greed, obsession, family duty, and, especially, deserved second chances.
A young woman without prospects at a ball in Gilded Age Newport, Rhode Island is a target for a certain kind of "suitor." At the Memorial Day Ball during the Panic of 1893, impoverished but feisty Penelope Stanton draws the unwanted advances of a villainous millionaire banker who preys on distressed women--the incorrigible Edgar Daggers. Over a series of encounters, he promises Penelope the financial security she craves, but at what cost? Skilled in the art of flirtation, Edgar is not without his charms, and Penelope is attracted to him against her better judgment. Initially, as Penelope grows into her own in the burgeoning early Women's Suffrage Movement, Edgar exerts pressure, promising to use his power and access to help her advance. But can he be trusted, or are his words part of an elaborate mind game played between him and his wife? During a glittering age where a woman's reputation is her most valuable possession, Penelope must decide whether to compromise her principles for love, lust, and the allure of an easier life.
In Book One of the Shooting Stars Series, Catch a Falling Star, bestselling author Leah Downing introduces Lauren St. Germain, a Federal Investigator accused of assisting the Taliban in a homeland terrorist attack.
Scandal, mystery, and Hollywood's dashing leading man refuse to let her fade from the public's eye. Her relationship status? It's complicated...and that's not even the half of it!
KATHERINE O’REILLY grew up a dreamer, believing all the excitement and romance of her favorite films and books could be captured and lived. By age thirty-five, she is suicidal. Unloved by her mother and neglected by her father, she believed earning the devotion of an exciting and charming lover would validate her self-worth. After betraying her best friends to obtain the man of her dreams, he is lost. Disillusioned, the riding instructor gives up on love and dedicates her life to her students and focuses on her love of horses at an equestrian camp nestled in the Rocky Mountains. Years later, while fighting to keep her riding school, she gets a second chance at love. Can Katherine let go of her past in time to save her future? Set in the mid-1900s near a Blackfeet reservation in Montana and interwoven with themes of racism and American Indian theology, Through the Mist holds timeless lessons for women of all ages about self-worth, true love and letting go.