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Visions

Visions

Heather Reiner isn’t your typical teenager. With abilities reaching far beyond the norm, she’s just beginning to discover the possibilities.

Growing up different from her peers hasn’t been easy. From being ridiculed by classmates to her mother’s unwillingness to accept anything paranormal, life’s been rather difficult.

At an attempt to escape their past, her mother moves them to another state. Heather soon realizes though, you can’t run from a problem that begins inside yourself.

A guy from her new school, Barry, is captivated the first time he sees her. Determined to know her better, he soon learns her layers of complication run deep. With persistence, he chips away at her shield until each protective layer starts unveiling itself.

Heather wants a chance at an ordinary life, one where her abilities remain hidden. But secrets never stay hidden forever. They have a way of surfacing, revealing themselves when you least expect. Is normalcy obtainable, or will the mystery about herself be discovered? And if discovered, will Barry be like everyone else and turn away?

Travel Glasses

Travel Glasses

When an ethereal being knocks Calla to the ground near her family’s lakeside cottage, Valcas helps her to escape by traveling to another place and time. At first, Calla is as intrigued by the otherworldly Valcas as she is by his method of time travel: an altered pair of sunglasses that enable the wearer to search for anyone or anywhere in the past, present or future. That is until she suspects that his search for her was no mere coincidence.

With her trust broken, Calla sets off on her own, taking the Travel Glasses with her. Torn between searching for her estranged father and reuniting with the rest of her family, she tracks down the inventor of the Travel Glasses in hopes of discovering more about Valcas’ past and motivations. With Valcas hot on her trail, Calla hopes to find what she’s looking for before he catches up.

The Call to Search Everywhen is a serial series of novel-length installments.

Winning the Legend (The Blue Eyes Trilogy)

Winning the Legend (The Blue Eyes Trilogy)

Arianna has gathered the outside clans to decide her fate in marriage. A tournament will be held, and she is the prize, whether she wants to be or not. The only thing for her to do is watch the clan leaders fight over her, or is it? Thanks to her team's well-made plans, Arianna has other strategies in place. Hopefully one of those plans will earn her freedom.

As the contestants gather and she learns more about the night human world, there are new allies to keep close and more enemies to keep even closer. Some even hold more secrets to her legend and possibly the actual reason to her existence. Now Arianna must decide what to do with the fate she has been dealt. The time has come to step out of the shadows of the men who protect her, and into her own power. The time is now for Arianna to take control, and fight for the destiny she wants to live.

The Day Human Prince

The Day Human Prince

Devin Alexander grew up as the only day human in a world surrounded by night humans who drank blood, sometimes his blood. He spent his life training toward one goal: the protection of one of those blood drinkers, Arianna Grace. But what is he supposed to do when the blue-eyed girl of the legends doesn’t need him anymore? What does his life mean then? How is a guy supposed to move on when the girl he has yearned over for a decade has chosen someone else?

Before he can even start to figure out his new life without Arianna, Devin has to deal with another problem. He needs to take care of some unfinished business with a night human he has known for less than a month, but with whom he is magically bound.

Vanessa McKinny has promised that she knows a way to undo the spell she placed on Devin to save his life. Devin would do anything to break the bond to be free of her, even if it means traveling to the sidhe village, a place inhabited by a race of night humans that has not had a day human visitor in more than a hundred years. If he doesn’t want to get stuck, he must work with Nessa to find a way to break the bond. Only then can Devin have time to get back to finding his new goal in life, unless he discovers that his path lies with the sidhe.

Layers: Book One

Layers: Book One

Hi. My name is Alexia, and this is my story. I’m not your typical girl—so this isn’t your typical…virginal girl goes to college, (or whatever) meets and falls for the hot, alpha, kinky, bazillionaire. Then after a lot of hot sex (one hundred thousand orgasms) they get married and live happily-ever-after, in a mansion with his and her playrooms.

Now don’t get your grannie panties in a twist. All’s not lost. There is a hot guy—lots of hot guys. And my guy—yeah, he’s hot. He takes my breath away. And the sex…Oh my! But the happily-ever-after part, well…

So, girlfriends (and guys) if you want to laugh out-loud—say ‘what the’ a lot, and maybe shed a tear or two, then come along for the ride. Because, OMG what a ride it is!

Crave

Lady In Disguise

Casey Cassidy is a girl who gets what she wants. Determined to get over Jason and find a man that wants a family, she moves to Breckenridge, Colorado. Landing a job skiing every day, Casey finds Blaine Johnson - a wish come true. A hunky surfer turned ski instructor, he checks off every requirement on her list. Except for the one she forgot to add. Blaine has a secret. A secret so big it keeps intimacy smoldering, when Casey needs fire. No matter how hard she tries, the embers won’t ignite. Can she live without passion to get the family she craves? When Jason comes to town, Casey questions everything she wished for. Their consuming love threatens to explode and ruin her dream. Will she have to choose between a family and the love of her life?

Lady In Disguise

Lady In Disguise

Desperate and penniless, Miss Olivia Langley is out of options. To ensure her family's survival she and her sister decide to take a drastic step - they don masks and take to the road as highwaymen. Disaster strikes when, inside the first carriage they rob, they find the one man Olivia had hoped never to see again. Five years ago Lord William Ryder had broken Livvy's heart. Now he has returned and she has a bad feeling that if anyone can succeed at unmasking her deepest secrets, it will be him.

Will knew his return would be greeted with both joy and resentment, but after five years of hard living he was ready to come home and take his place in society. He had never forgotten Olivia no matter how hard he'd tried, and whilst he hadn't imagined she would welcome him with open arms, the hostility and anger she displays are at odds with the woman he once knew. It is not long before he realizes she's living a dangerous lie, and now that he’s back, Will is determined to keep her safe and finally claim her for his own.

Starcrossed

Starcrossed

Christina is on the verge of an incredible scientific breakthrough—one that will affect all of mankind. She’s sacrificed everything for her work, including her relationship with the only man she’s ever truly loved.

Booker’s life is empty without Christina. She keeps saying it’s over, but he can’t help reaching out to her one more time—at exactly the wrong moment.

When Christina’s experiment goes tragically wrong, it unleashes a destructive force with the potential to annihilate all life on Earth—and beyond. The only hope for the future of the galaxy is the fragile connection between two human hearts, and the power of unconditional love.

Touch Of Two

Touch Of Two

In the distant future, humanity is an insignificant species struggling to survive.

Earth has been abandoned.

Small populations of humans are scattered throughout the galaxy.

War has become a way of life.

This is the tale of two species, human and ohmolic, locked in a death struggle. Into this turbulent mix, one human male, who long ago rejected his own species, will hold the lives of an ohmolic female and her two children in his hands. Will he help them? Or will he let them die?

Found in You

Found in You

Twenty-three-year-old Camryn Singer never imagined that she would return to the place where she lost everything. To grant a dying wish, she moves back to the small Jersey beach town where she grew up, hoping to somehow find the missing pieces of her life. Determined to keep her wounds unopened and her heart guarded, she instead slams head-first into Cole Stevens.

Sexy surfer Cole has always used the waves to numb the pain of his past. But when he runs into Camryn on the beach one day, he wants nothing more than for her to heal his scars and light the spark back in his life.

Will Camryn and Cole be ripped apart when the ghosts from their pasts come back to life, or will they discover that it’s not until you’re lost, that you can be found?

You Are Mine

You Are Mine

Serena knows a few simple things. She will always be owned by a warlock. She will never have freedom. She will always do what her warlock wishes, regardless of how inane, frivolous, or cruel it is. And if she doesn't follow the rules, she will be tarnished. Spelled to be bald, inked, and barren for the rest of her life--worth less than the shadow she casts.

Then her ownership is won by a barbarian from another country. With the uncertainty that comes from belonging to a new warlock, Serena questions if being tarnished is really worse than being owned by a barbarian, and tempts fate by breaking the rules. When he looks the other way instead of punishing her, she discovers a new world. The more she ventures into the forbidden, the more she learns of love and a freedom just out of reach. Serena longs for both. But in a society where women are only ever property, hoping for more could be deadly.

Mine to Tarnish

Mine to Tarnish

Katherine's place is the same as any woman's--on the shelf next to the dresses and bolts of cloth. When she's sold to a warlock, life grows even bleaker. Her new owner is as old and rancid as he is cruel, driving her to do the unthinkable: run.

Nothing prepared her for being on her own. And she's definitely unprepared for the warlocks hunting her down. But she must stay one step ahead because if caught, the best she can hope for is death.

Gloria's Secret

Gloria's Secret

Gloria Long is the beautiful, self-made CEO of Gloria's Secret, the world's largest retailer of lingerie. While her global emporium is famed for selling erotic fantasies, Gloria's emotional scars inhibit her own sexual desires. Her powerful defenses melt when she meets Jaime Zander, the devastatingly gorgeous advertising guru, who is determined to win not only her account but also her heart by awakening her sexuality.

A man who has never heard the word "no," Jaime takes his creativity to the limit to make Gloria fall apart and fall for him. But major obstacles stand in the way--Gloria's Secret's ruthless Chairman, who covets Gloria and is out to destroy Jaime, as well as his manipulative sexpot daughter, who wants both Gloria's job and her hot, new love. Complicating matters further, Gloria harbors a dark, horrific secret, that when exposed, will shatter both her empire and her life. Will she be able to have it all or will the walls come tumbling down?

Judgment of the Elders

Judgment of the Elders

When Caswel Esmar violates his sacred oath as an Alfaran Knight of Whiteleaf by exploiting powerless humans, the Council of Elders imposes a harsh punishment. Now he must live as one of these hapless mortals until he learns humility, self-control…and how to wear a bra.

Caswel is transformed into a human high school girl for fifty moons. In this form, he must pass classes, overcome snotty seniors, and convince the Elders he’s suffered enough by playing the martyr at every opportunity. Little does he realize that an old flame is stalking him, and hell hath no fury like an Alfaran sorceress scorned. When her jealous attacks result in another student being injured, Cass must reclaim the role of knight, this time in a pleated skirt instead of shining armor.

Layers: Book One

Layers: Book One

Hi. My name is Alexia, and this is my story. I’m not your typical girl—so this isn’t your typical…virginal girl goes to college, (or whatever) meets and falls for the hot, alpha, kinky, bazillionaire. Then after a lot of hot sex (one hundred thousand orgasms) they get married and live happily-ever-after, in a mansion with his and her playrooms.
Now don’t get your grannie panties in a twist. All’s not lost. There is a hot guy—lots of hot guys. And my guy—yeah, he’s hot. He takes my breath away. And the sex…Oh my! But the happily-ever-after part, well…

So, girlfriends (and guys) if you want to laugh out-loud—say ‘what the’ a lot, and maybe shed a tear or two, then come along for the ride. Because, OMG what a ride it is!

Cricket Cove

Cricket Cove

The baby of the family, Daddy's little girl… a lonely woman who deeply, desperately longed to be loved. Amelia Campbell was all that and so much more. A natural Cupid, she'd paired up several couples through the years. The only person she couldn't seem to find a mate for was herself. Until he came along… the last person in the world she should fall for.

Logan Gibson was as far from Amelia in life experiences as he could be. Battle-scarred and life-hardened, he was having trouble reconciling himself to life as a civilian. He'd seen too much of the dark side of people to believe in what she represented, and he just wanted to be left alone. Instead, he found himself returning to her time and again.

Amelia was well aware he'd never choose someone like her. Logan knew she was too young, too innocent for him. But despite that knowledge, they were drawn to each other. When danger rears its ugly head, it takes both of them to figure out a way to protect her, and when the inevitable happens, all they can do is hold on to each other and hope to survive.

Cricket Cove is the fifth Firefly Hollow book, a romance series with hints of paranormal elements. Set in Appalachia, the series spans decades, with this latest installment taking place in the early 1990s.

Cattail Ridge

Cattail Ridge

After having her heart ripped apart by deep betrayal, Emma Campbell swore off men. She devoted her life to raising her daughter and building her business. Surrounded by a close-knit family who loved her, she ignored her loneliness. Until the day family friend Archer Gibson kissed her.

Archer had been in love with Emma since the first day he'd laid eyes on her five years ago. He'd never acted on that love, not feeling worthy of Emma's attention, but now that he'd made some changes in his life, he was ready to go after what he wanted most--a place in her life and in her heart. His biggest obstacle? Emma herself.

Cattail Ridge is the fourth Firefly Hollow book, a romance series with hints of paranormal elements. Set in Appalachia, the series spans decades, with this latest installment taking place in the early 1990s.

To Catch a Falling Star

To Catch a Falling Star

It's been five years, but Melody still mourns the death of Tim, her soul mate and husband who never had a chance to hold their daughter. Mel and her daughter have the love and support of Mel's brother Will and sister-in-law Portia, the famous Oscar-winning actress-turned-mother. Mel works three jobs and mothers Ella, but she spends her mornings facing the demons of her grief. Her faith and her father, the pastor, helps Mel grapple with her grief.

Portia opens her home to her childhood friend Tarry Francis, a successful, womanizing rock star. He's trying to beat his addictions. Again. He's going through the motions, but needs his drugs and rowdy lifestyle to keep his childhood pain in check. Tarry's privileged upbringing contrasted with his cruel parents, who starved him of affection. Who can fix that?

Mel is forced to counsel Tarry, but he's so damaged and unwilling to try that she's not sure anyone can help fix him. She gives him a special coin. Could this open their hearts to each other and fuel their love? Is this a step forward that will free them to catch the falling stars? Or will Mel remain faithful to her first love?

Rich in meaning, To Catch a Falling Star is about two lovers whose hearts struggle to open to find the magic of the journey of love. It's a joyful and passionate story about overcoming challenges to lead us to love and the fulfillment of our dreams.

To Catch a Falling Star is the stunning follow-up novel to L. Duarte's debut Chasing Stars about Portia and Will's romance. A spiritual and playful read, L. Duarte has provided readers the chance to believe in healing a broken heart.

Relentless

Relentless

Former Delta Force operator Rhys Sinclair defied the odds by recovering from a traumatic brain injury that should have killed him. Given the chance to repay the beautiful doctor who saved his life by guarding hers, he can't say no–even if it means facing an unknown threat from the cunning terrorist his CIA-sanctioned team had been hunting in Afghanistan. The catch is, she can't know about it without blowing their cover. Trauma surgeon Neveah Adams is finally putting her life back together after her horrific experience in Afghanistan. Giving the keynote speech at a medical conference in Vancouver is her starting point. With Rhys there to watch over her she feels safe for the first time in months, and her biggest problem is trying to hide her intense feelings for him. But Rhys knows something Neveah doesn't. The terrorist who targeted her in Kabul is coming after her again, and he's relentless enough to ensure all his past mistakes are erased with one final strike. Now that the nightmare from her past has resurfaced, Neveah has no choice but to put her trust in the one man who has the ability to break her heart, never knowing an assassin is closer than they realize.

Mine to Spell

Mine to Spell

Cynthia has always hidden from her father's hexes behind her older sister. When her family gains independence unheard of for women, she's relieved that her days of harsh punishments are over. But as her seventeenth birthday approaches—the typical age to be sold to a new master—death threats endanger her sisters. She now faces two options: run or meet society's expectations.

For once, Cynthia isn't going to let her older sister shield her from the problem. She's going to prove to herself, her sisters, and society that her family isn't a threat to their traditions. She willingly chooses to be purchased by a new master. A bold step that takes her somewhere she never thought she would go and to a man she might possibly fall in love with. With his help, she may just find a way to save her sisters while discovering how to stand up for herself. If she lives long enough

Scaling the Mountain Heights: A Brave Woman's Quest to Fight the Odds

Scaling the Mountain Heights: A Brave Woman's Quest to Fight the Odds

Ever since Rose was a toddler, her father, a professor of a famous university, encouraged her to study in America when she grew up. However, by the time she entered college, the political climate in her country had escalated to dangerous levels, which diminished her chances for studying abroad. So, amid heavy gunfire, Rose escaped, determined to fulfill her childhood dream. When she reached the United States, she took advantage of every opportunity this country offered and climbed rapidly in academia. However, amid this freedom, she could not forget her family who she left behind. She wanted them safely with her. By then, she had solved many of life's problems, so how was she going to solve this one?

Stolen Faith: A Saga of Cultures in Conflict

Stolen Faith: A Saga of Cultures in Conflict

Five-year-old Joaquin isn't supposed to know anything about the world outside the protected environment where he has been reared. His mother is determined to insulate him from the clashes that took his father's life. But then his father's adoptive parent [note: ADOPTIVE parent, not an ADOPTED parent], Abdullah, enters his life. Later, Joaquin learns that his brilliant geography and history tutor, Señor De Guzman, is a converso; many conversos were Jews who were forcibly converted to Christianity. Joaquin discovers that the world he lives in is unsafe for anyone who is different.

As time passes, Joaquin finds himself caught between faiths—the very fate that his mother feared, because the Inquisition does not tolerate dissension.

Set in Spain starting at 1505 and continues as Joaquin matures, STOLEN FAITH is the sequel to STOLEN PEACE.

Carnelian (The Chalcedony Chronicles)

Carnelian (The Chalcedony Chronicles)

Everyone has a past, but for most it isn't so far in the past as Seth Sangre. His past is literally from thousands of years ago. Seth's past led him to the present seeking something that might help him save his country from destruction. He has been in the present for over three years now, and he just found exactly what he has been looking for.

Mari had dreams of college being a fresh start, one where she would start over and not fall for the good looking player like high school. Unfortunately for her, that's exactly what ends up falling into her lap on the first day she moves into the dorms. Now she has to hold to her promise to herself not fall for the handsome Seth Sangre. But he doesn't plan to make it easy for her. Seth has already marked her as his next conquest.

As the semester progresses, Mari learns that Seth might just have a past of his own that's literally in the past. Suddenly, Mari finds her future along with her past put into question. She's connected to Seth far more than she ever wanted to be, and maybe he isn't the player who she thought he was. If Mari can trust her heart enough to follow him, Seth will lead Mari on an adventure of a lifetime-and reveal family secrets she never knew existed.

Elevated

Elevated

Getting stuck on an elevator with your ex will really get your heart rate ELEVATED...

The last person seventeen-year-old Eleanor Livingston wants to see on the elevator--let alone get stuck with--is her ex-boyfriend Travis, the guy she's been avoiding for five months.

Plagued with the belief that when she speaks the truth, bad things happen, Elly hasn't told Trav anything. Not why she broke up with him and cut off all contact. Not what happened the day her father returned from his deployment to Afghanistan. And certainly not that she misses him and still thinks about him everyday.

But with nowhere to hide and Travis so close it hurts, Elly's worried she won't be able to contain her secrets for long. She's terrified of finally revealing the truth, because she can't bear to watch a tragedy befall the boy she still loves.

Wolf's Oath

Wolf's Oath (After the Crash 3.25)

Connie Mondale, co-pilot of a plane that crashed in a future where women are rare, has no intention of being forced into marriage, thank you very much. A former fighter pilot, she's accustomed to being in charge. But leading two dozen undisciplined women is harder than flying missions over Iraq and Afghanistan. Scarier, too, with woman-hungry men outnumbering them two hundred to one, and demanding marriage. When Des, the grim-faced werewolf who is always there for her, offers to share the load, how can she refuse?

Des Wolfe knows Connie is his mate. When she refused him, he tried to settle for being her friend. But when an opportunity comes to have her for his own, he grabs it with both hands, determined to have her love. If that means taking on a whole house full of women and making them his Pack, he'll do it. There is no price too high for Des to pay to have Connie for his mate.

Can Connie give her heart to a werewolf, or will Des have to settle for only her body in his bed?

Becoming a Legend (The Blue Eyes Trilogy)

Becoming a Legend (The Blue Eyes Trilogy)

Arianna Grace is about to turn seventeen, and her life has been very complicated lately. She is the leader of four clans of night humans: dearg-dul, baku, tengu, and lycan. While the four clans seem to get along better with each other, there is internal conflict on both sides of her family, not to mention the three boys vying for her attention. Devin is set on keeping her safe above all else. Turner's goal is to make her happy. And Andrew wants her for himself. At some point Arianna will have to choose between them, but first she needs to survive the plots against her.

Edward Lucan is making a chase for the power to lead the baku clans and is playing his cards by using his nephew Andrew to lure Arianna into a trap. Unfortunately for Lucan, Andrew has his own plans. He has spent the last year waiting for Arianna to see him as more than a friend, and he now finds it necessary to make a move for her affection, despite his uncle.

In the dearg-dul estate, Arianna discovers that the ambitious Lord Seeger has been laying his own strategies for power and is slowly poisoning her. After getting away with her grandfather's murder, he is setting his sights on her. Luckily for Arianna, her team is on to all of the plans and is making their own counter strategies. Will it be enough to keep Arianna safe? Several people close to Arianna have been keeping secrets. If Arianna is to take power and control of the night, she will need to know the truth. Will someone finally tell her what it really means to become the legend everyone is waiting for, before it is too late to turn back?

Azure

Azure

Asher Cain is a model employee for the nation of Azure, obsessed with bringing perpetrators of its myriad laws to justice. But when the nation targets him as a transgressor, he finds himself on the run from justice, seeking a way out of the nation, a place from which few have ever escaped. To do it he'll have to face his worst fears and confront his haunting past.

Vanquish (Parched Series, A Vampire Romance, #7)

Vanquish (Parched Series, A Vampire Romance, #7)

The Earth has certainly been changed, but not for the better.

The sun has disappeared and the Evil, by way of Lario Exgesis, has been successful in creating a deadlier vampire species.

Fortunately, the Daughters of Benel and their vampire bonds were created specifically for these times and they will not stop fighting until they've landed a crushing blow and supplant Lario Exgesis's plan to rule the World.

Undying Love

Undying Love

He is Ryan Madewell, a heart stoppingly handsome Harvard grad from one of Manhattan's wealthiest families, who's on his way to heading up his father's media empire.

She is Allee Adair, a beautiful but sassy art school grad from the wrong side of the tracks, who dreams of living in Paris.

Despite their many differences, Ryan and Allee are instantly smitten with each other over a Picasso nude. They share a steamy, passionate love that dares to challenge everything --including Ryan's ruthless father, his revengeful ex-girlfriend, and Allee's dark secrets. Only, it may end too soon.

Here is an erotic love story that will make you laugh and cry. It will stay in your heart forever. Love means never having to say goodbye.

This 50,000-word novel is intended for mature readers only. While it will have a sequel, it is a self-contained book.

The Legend of the Blue Eyes: Book One of the Blue Eyes Trilogy

The Legend of the Blue Eyes: Book One of the Blue Eyes Trilogy

Arianna Grace liked her boring, Midwestern, teenage life where she ignored the many unanswered questions of her childhood. Why were her parents dead? Why did she not have family? Where was she raised until she was five? When someone offers to explain it all, Arianna thinks she's just getting answers. Instead, she is thrown into a world of night humans who drink blood. On Arianna's sixteenth birthday, her world is thrown upside down when she changes into a vampire. Night humans, or demons, as some call them, live in normal society. Learning all of the new rules of a world she didn't know existed might be hard enough, but it's further complicated by two former-friends that now want to help her take her role as the successor to her grandfather. There is a war going on between the night humans. Sides have been taken and lines are not crossed. Four main clans of night humans are struggling for control of the night. Divided into two sides, clans Baku and Tengu have been at war for centuries with the clans Dearg-dul and Lycan. That is, until Arianna Grace finds out the truth; she's the bridge of peace between the two sides. But not everyone wants peace. With the night humans divided, Arianna is now a pawn in the war between them. She must choose a side—her mother's family or her father's—and for once in her life, decide her own fate.

Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train

Sarah Greene's life is a mess. She's the low-paid assistant to a tyrannical toy company executive; she can barely pay her rent; her social life sucks, and she's worried sick about her cancer-stricken mother.

Her life changes when a drop-dead handsome stranger seduces her on a train. Completely out of character, Sarah surrenders herself to him. He turns out to be one of Manhattan's hottest billionaires, Ari Golden. Impossibly attracted to her, Ari makes Sarah his own personal toy with one caveat: he will not play with her in his bedroom or hers. Spending the night with him is off limits. There are secrets looming--dark ones that stand in the way of a real relationship. As Sarah falls deeper in love with her sexy Trainman, she wonders--can she free him from the demons that have damaged him?

Derailed

Derailed

Aspiring toy designer Sarah Greene finds herself irresistibly drawn to the looks, charm, and sophistication of dashing but damaged Park Avenue billionaire, Ari Golden. Despite his emotional limitations and fear of commitment, Ari goes full speed ahead, bringing their steamy relationship to new and exciting heights of sensuality. Sarah, however, comes to a braking halt when she encounters the ruthless woman who scarred her beautiful Trainman. She must make a heart-wrenching decision that will derail their passion. Will she end up a train wreck and lose the man she unconditionally loves?

Conflicting Hearts

Conflicting Hearts

Rachel Hayward hoped to have a quiet thirtieth birthday alone. Instead, fate had different plans.

Caught in traffic and late for work, she can do nothing except wait for the freeway gridlock to ease. A three-car pileup has caused the snarl. Just as cars begin to move at a faster clip, Rachel takes her eyes off the road to gawk at the accident and rear-ends the car in front of her.

Sick over having ruined her day, she lowers her head onto the steering wheel and waits for the driver to begin a tirade over her stupidity. Instead, a kind man taps on her window showing genuine concern about her welfare. The brief colliding encounter suddenly starts a relationship between two strangers that takes off under odd circumstances.

When the couple gets to know each other on a more intimate level, their relationship turns into a conflicting set of desires and needs. Rachel is bound by a shameful, dark childhood. After she falls in love with the handsome Ian Richards, she is faced with the decision to leave him or finally confront her demons to obtain the one thing in life she's always needed--healing from the sexual abuse she endured as a little girl.

A House in China

A House in China

China. 1938. A young boy of thirteen watches as enemy planes bomb his township. As war approaches, the boy and his brother cross the Pacific to join their father working in America. Separated from their mother, they exchange letters with her from the other side of the world.

Then, one day, her letters stop coming.

Thirty-five years later, Yot Lim takes his family back to his village to find out what became of her. They visit the small brick house where he was born. And there, on the wall, hangs a photograph of his mother that he's never seen before — and it becomes everything to him.

A House in China is the story of one man's hopes, dreams and memories as he returns to the land of his past to search for the answers to all his questions.

Dirge

Dirge

WHAT'S WORSE THAN DEATH?

Sterling Davis has everything a man could want—a big house, a fancy car and more women than he can handle. But someone lurks in the shadows, waiting to take it all away, and when she does, he'll have to face death and worse to get it all back.

YOU'RE ABOUT TO FIND OUT . . .

What Once Was One

What Once Was One

In the land of Northern Shala, the dark wizard Premier raised an army of foul creatures from the Wastelands and led them against the ancient guardian city of Alexandria. Hellsfire, a young farmhand turned apprentice wizard, defeated Premier and saved Alexandria, but not before the battle claimed his mentor's life.

Hellsfire, now a full-fledged wizard, must finish what he started by hunting down Premier and seizing the source of the wizard's dark power and corruption—the Book of Shazul. He must travel deep into the Wastelands, through Premier's home territory, dodging the scattered remnants of a defeated army lusting for blood and vengeance.

But beating in the heart of the Wastelands is an ancient power more dangerous than Premier or his creatures—and it's been waiting for Hellsfire for a thousand years. It will force the young wizard to make a devastating choice—one that could change the course of history not only for Alexandria and the Wastelands, but for all of Northern Shala and the lands beyond. And to save his homeland, Hellsfire may have to lose the person he loves the most.

What once was one, will then be two, and never again be whole...

Unhitched

Unhitched

Reformed Evil Queen, Jane Yvel, now has it all--her handsome Prince Gallant, a loving daughter, and a successful career. The only thing missing is a baby with her husband, something she both desires and fears in light of her sordid past.

But happily ever after may go up in smoke when Jane discovers a love letter to Gallant from a woman from his past--Princess Aurora aka Sleeping Beauty.

Jane becomes obsessed with her prince's affair. As she gathers evidence, she gets disturbing news that will change her life forever and makes a shocking discovery that threatens both her life and Gallant's.

Will the Fairest of All be able to save her fairy tale marriage and those she loves? Or will the forces of evil triumph?

The evil legend's journey continues in this wickedly funny, deeply moving, and darkly shocking sequel to DEWITCHED: The Untold Story of the Evil Queen.

One More Day

One More Day

"You're with the right person when no matter how bad things get, you'd still rather be with them than anywhere else..."

RIDLEY WELLS HAS NO idea what to do with her life now that she's graduated from college. But when a friend is murdered and her apartment is trashed, she runs to the only person she trusts, her twin sister. No one will think to look for her in the rinky dink Virginia town of New Haven.

Of course, her luck lands her passed out in the grass in front of resident badboy, music producer Jackson Alexander. Strike 1! Then she realizes Raina's out of the country and she has nowhere else to go. Strike 2!

So when the handsome producer with the platinum smile mistakes her for her sister, she gets an idea.

Where better to hide than in plain sight?

Kismetology

Kismetology

Mothers. Can't live with them, can't live without them, can't live three doors down the road from them without them interfering in every aspect of your life.

Fed up with her mum meddling in her love life, Mackenzie Atkinson decides to turn the tables and find love for her lonely mother. Her lonely and very fussy mother.

Surely finding an older gentleman looking for love won't be that hard, right?

Wrong.

If you've ever thought that boys grow up, let me tell you something: They don't. Ever.

Whisper Privileges

Whisper Privileges

Miami, Florida is the venue for the Special Olympics National Games and Clay Rutledge's son is competing in the events. A sure bet to win the gold, father and son plan to ride their tropical victory to the World Games—until an unexpected turn of events jeopardizes their plans for fortune and fame. Tasked with managing the events, Sydney quickly learns that Clay's quiet, sexy confidence demands special attention, something she's more than willing to oblige. But a jealous ex-lover of a boss has other plans, as does her office nemesis. Trapped between a desire to mix business with pleasure and a boy who reminds her of a life she swore to move beyond, Sydney is at a personal crossroads. She can have career or love—but to attain both requires a consent she yearns to give but fears impossible...

Dark Persuasion

Dark Persuasion

Charlotte Gray couldn't believe that anyone in high society would care to introduce her to potential suitors. After all, a cruel accident left her blind at the age of eight. However, Lady and Lord Rochester, her aristocratic neighbors, have taken a peculiar interest in her welfare and offer to hold a debutante ball in her honor.

Inexperienced in the ways of men and vulnerable to a fault, Charlotte begins to traverse the unfamiliar world of courtship. To her surprise, two brothers become rivals for her affections. One she favors because of his gregarious and flattering ways. The other she spurns due to his unappealing demeanor and desperate attempt to win her heart.

Pressured by her family and brokenhearted over the risqué conduct of her first choice, Charlotte is persuaded to accept Patrick Rochester's proposal of marriage instead. Her surrender introduces her into the world of passion at the artful hands of a mysterious man. When the dark and alluring husband finally conquers her heart, a shocking secret about his true identity unfolds. As a result, Charlotte learns that love can be blind for everyone—even her.

Silent Song

Hot & Bothered

This short story was individually edited and will be part of an anthology - description coming soon.

Silent Song

Immortal Grave

"While darklings ransack the city, Ree and her friends will learn the depth of the gods' manipulations. Unsure of who is really on their side, Ree must accept her destiny and assume the role of leader. The stakes are higher than they've ever been. Death is waiting for them in every shadowy corner. People will die, love will be tested, and the fate of the world will be decided--one way or the other.

No more running.

No more hiding.

The final battle is here."

Silent Song

Silent Song

"The princess of the school, Alice, is keeping a secret that could strip her of her high school fame. She is obsessed with the school's outcast, Keith, but not just him – his music.

Since the inspiration for the song hit, Keith can't get it out of his mind. The song must be played; it demands to be played. He knows the music is changing him, but he is unable to stop it.

Music has the ability to move you, enlighten you, and take you to places you have never dreamed of. And this particular piece? It has a life of its own and makes you forget who you really are.

As Keith and Alice learn of one another to the notes of that one perfect tune, they can overlook their roles and discover who they could be together. But they also discover someone else is listening and intends on keeping Keith to herself, possibly for an eternity."

The Girl Who Loved Too Much

The Girl Who Loved Too Much

"Love is eternal. So is hate.

All 18-year-old Jennifer Gransen wants is to be normal and to be loved. Those in her small town hate her. They believe she is a monster because her eyes are the color of diamonds. Her neighbor, Elder Johnson, is her most vocal enemy and he has not ceased recounting the frightening sounds and vicious sights he once witnessed outside her farm. Her existence as a despised and distrusted teen isn't going to end soon.

Then, Gabriel comes to town. He is handsome and confident and unlike the other townspeople, doesn't look away when he sees Jennifer's eyes.

What should be the start of a beautiful love story turns into war when Jennifer discovers she has the ability to control wind and lightning; Elder decides she is out to destroy Gabriel, as well as the town, and he readies his attack. Jennifer will have to use everything in her power to defeat Elder. If she doesn't beat him he will destroy her world and unleash the monster he always believed her to be."

Mortal Defiance

Mortal Defiance

"One short week turned Ree McKenna's life upside down. Not only does she have the weight of the world on her shoulders, but she still has to juggle homework, a job, and a curfew. While Ree tries to find her footing amidst the chaos, the Dark Ones and their champion are busy hunting down any humans that have a touch of the gods running through their veins. Allies have turned into foes, and enemies have become stronger.

The world is growing darker, but the passion between Ree and two irresistible guys blazes hotter. Romantic ties from a past life will threaten to break Ree away from the love of her life and will cloud her judgment. In order to follow her heart, Ree will break rules put in place by the gods, risking her life and the lives of her friends in an act of Mortal Defiance."

Space in His Heart

Space in His Heart

"When PR superstar Jessica Marlowe is tasked with making America fall in love with space exploration, she knows exactly what to do: find some smokin' hot astronaut eye-candy and make him NASA's poster boy. When she meets Navy fighter pilot turned astronaut Commander Deke Stockard, the shiver down her spine tells her she's found her man.

Consumed with the safety of the upcoming shuttle launch, Deke has zero interest in being part of a lame media blitz--but orders can't be ignored. He also can't ignore the way Jessica's sexy smile and single-minded determination throw his well-ordered life into a tailspin....and ignite an undeniable attraction.

But when the next launch becomes a ticking time bomb that could spell the end for NASA, passion and courage won't be enough to reach the stars. Deke and Jessica will have to work together, and hope they both have space in their hearts...for love. "

Winds from the North

Winds from the North

"The queen is dead. The dragons are finally free. But was the cost too high? While the Council of Man and Beast struggles to gain control over a land fractured by war, a young woman wages her own struggle against the ghosts of her past."