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Sunday, August 23, 2015

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The Ghost and The Graveyard
Book 1 of 4 in the Knight Games Series
Grateful Knight isn’t looking for love when she moves into a rent-free house on the edge of a graveyard. At twenty-two, all she wants is to recover financially so she can move back to the city where she belongs.

But sparks fly when the gorgeous cemetery caretaker, Rick, introduces himself and mentions his suspicion that her new house might be haunted. Her attraction to him seems supernatural, and despite her resolve to not get involved, she literally can’t keep her hands off him.

When things in Grateful’s house start moving on their own, another man enters her life, Logan, a sexy ghost with a dark secret. He says Rick isn’t what he seems, and indulging her passion for him could cost her soul.

One thing’s for sure, magical forces are at work in the tiny town of Red Grove, and they’re converging on Grateful. Life will never be the same once she's forced to choose between the ghost and the graveyard.


Forgiven (A Trouble Novella)
Heartache, humour, and first love collide in this sweet romance novella ...

Three hundred and six days ago, Julia ran away from home. Abandoning her family, friends, boyfriend, and university plans, she fled with no explanation. She can't hide forever, though, and now it’s time to face the mess she left behind.

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Light-hearted contemporary romance that does not contain explicit language or sex.


SNOWBOUND (FireFrost Book 1)
Sophie wouldn't call herself the prettiest or most popular girl at brand new Dublin High, but she does have a wickedly sharp tongue and a remarkable talent with paints and canvas.

Never too far from her sketchpad, she can’t seem to resist trying to capture the enchanting beauty of a new boy at her school – but thinks she’ll surely perish from embarrassment when he catches her in the act. To her surprise, he is impressed with her skill, and even ends up coming over to sit for her.

With such a perfect muse, Sophie’s artistic skills develop rapidly, and with such a handsome and charming young man interested in her, it seems like she’ll be more than prepared for both the art gallery opening and the Homecoming dance!

But, while her own life skips along, interrupted only by a terrible recurring stomach flu, her town is undergoing some mysterious changes. Snow in a Texas September is unheard of, a terrible fire takes out the end of her block, and there’s something whispering in the shadows…

Her friends warn her away from her captivating new love interest, saying he is dark, cold, dangerous – but his touch is too electric to pull away, even when it’s clear that he is not what he seems...perhaps not even human.


Clarity
Her world has always been dark, but he might be able to change everything...

Fiercely independent Helen Winters was born completely blind, but she vowed never to let her disability keep her down. She did not expect a traumatic event to devastate her life and force her to drop out of college. Disillusioned by the cruelty of people, Helen retreated from society to live by herself as a reclusive writer in the woods--where no one could ever hurt her again.

When a brilliant young doctor shows up on her doorstep, promising her that his new research can give her the ability to see for the first time, Helen stubbornly refuses. She has learned not to trust anyone, and to rely only on herself. But Dr. Liam Larson will not take no for an answer. He makes it his personal mission to rescue Helen from her loneliness, and bring joy into her world once more--the joy she has denied herself for so long.

When Helen's demons come racing back into her life, threatening to rip her apart and destroy the strength she has carefully rebuilt, Liam is the only one who might be able to save her. Can he reach the broken girl in time, helping her to heal and see the world in a different light? Or will Helen's grief send her spiraling out of control, lost to him forever?

**********This is the first book of a three-part series.**********


The Dolls - Episode 1
Get hooked on The Dolls in the first bitesize episode... Seventeen-year-old Eveny Cheval is plucked from her Brooklyn apartment and driven over a thousand miles south to Carrefour, Louisiana – the town where she was born. But behind the town’s imposing gates, long-buried secrets simmer, leaving Eveny with questions she can’t answer...


The Dolls - Episode 2
Enter the gates of Carrefour in the second episode of The Dolls… Eveny can’t believe her childhood home is a huge, gorgeous, mansion – but beneath the plush decorations, the house stirs up deep memories from her past. What happened in the parlour, and why won’t their caretaker unlock it? And why does the cemetery behind their garden make Eveny’s veins fill with ice?


The Dolls - Episode 3
Find out what happens next in the third episode of The Dolls... Eveny’s freaked out when she sees a dark figure climbing over the cemetery wall into her garden... But when she goes to investigate, she discovers that the intruder is not who she imagined. Has Eveny found her first friend in Carrefour? But then Eveny dreams of blood oozing out from beneath the parlour doors. Was that really just a nightmare, or was it a memory?


The Dolls - Episode 4
Join Eveny, Peregrine and Chloe in the fourth episode of The Dolls... When a familiar face from Eveny’s childhood turns up on her doorstop, Eveny seizes the opportunity to leave the house and venture out into Carrefour, even if it is to attend the funeral of a local girl who died just after Eveny’s return to Carrefour...


The Dolls - Episode 5
Unlock the gates of Carrefour in the fifth episode of The Dolls… Eveny doesn’t know anyone in Carrefour, but two impossibly beautiful girls at the funeral certainly look like they know her. Gorgeous, glamorous and immaculate, Drew tells Eveny that they’re known as The Dolls. But before she has a chance to find out more, Eveny hears something that makes her blood run cold...


The Dolls - Episode 6
Sultry, seductive, irresistible . . . read the sixth episode of The Dolls… Eveny is stunned by the revelation that Glory Jones – who Eveny found collecting herbs in the garden of the Cheval Mansion – is the girl who died. But things get even more peculiar when The Dolls introduce themselves, accompanied by the hot guy Eveny spotted jogging in the cemetery on the day she arrived in Carrefour...


Elemental: An Elementals Novella #0.5
As an air Elemental, 17-year-old Emily Morgan doesn’t have much power. That’s okay—she knows what happens to kids who do.

Like Michael Merrick. He’s an earth Elemental, one with enough power to level cities. Which makes him sexy, dangerous, and completely off limits. At least according to Emily’s family.

But her summer job puts her in close contact with Michael, and neither of them can help the attraction they feel. When forces of nature like theirs collide, one misstep could get someone killed. Because Emily’s family doesn’t just want her to stay away from him.

They want him dead.


Fearless: An Elementals Novella #1.5
Hunter Garrity is used to watching his back. The kids at school sense something different about him. And they’re right.

Hunter has powers that have nothing to do with how hard he can throw a punch.

Maybe that’s what Clare Kasten is picking up. She’s shy, quiet, and intense, but she’s sought him out. There’s no telling what she wants from him.

But Hunter knows enough to sense a secret when it’s close. And getting close to Clare is a danger he’s ready to face…


The Archer's Paradox
Book 1. Travis Fletcher is arrogant, brash, chauvinistic; the very embodiment of 1980s Britain. He finds himself paralysed and on life-support after a train crash that brings his efforts at reconciliation with his family to a tragic end. He is unable to tell anyone he is still alive inside his wrecked body, except for the two enigmatic and indifferent apparitions at the end of his bed.

The Xi Scorpii were an ancient and proud race that numbered in the tens of billions that once spread across the planets of five suns and strode across the galaxy in huge ships. Now reduced to less than a hundred million living in one city on a dead planet after a genocidal war and dying from the effects of a genetic weapon. Searching for a cure they find Travis Fletcher, primitive, broken and dying, and make him an offer - save the Xi Scorpii from extinction and become more than he was.


Bloodchild
Years ago a group known as the Terrans left Earth in search of a life free of persecution. Now they live alongside the Tlic, an alien race who face extinction; their only chance of survival is to plant their larvae inside the bodies of the humans.

When Gan, a young, boy, is chosen as a carrier of Tlic eggs, he faces an impossible dilemma: can he really help the species he has grown up with, even if it means sacrificing his own life?

Bloodchild is Octavia E. Butler’s shattering meditation on symbiosis, love, power and tough choices. It won the Hugo, Locus, Nebula and Science Fiction Chronicle awards and is widely regarded as one of her greatest works.


Samantha & the Alien Prince
Some among us know aliens exist. Some among us don’t want us to know aliens exist. Soon, everything will change. For better or for worst. 18 year old Samantha Sandwill was devastated after losing her parents. So she dreamed of escaping to alien worlds. Now those worlds have come to her. And her life will never be the same again. But when she gets pulled into a dangerous conspiracy, Samantha is forced to reach deep inside herself to find strength to fight back. Or she will risk losing everything, including the one who is risking his own life to be with her.


Illustrious Illusions
During a chance encounter, two teenagers discover more than each other. Their hometown is the first to experience the arrival of odd lights, that have a strange and often deadly impact on those it encounters. Are the lights something ominous or a glimpse of things to come?


The Faerie Guardian
Enter a hidden world of magic, mystery, action and romance ...
Seventeen-year-old Violet Fairdale has one job: protect humans from dangerous magical creatures. It's a job she's good at—until her latest assignment, a cute human guy who can somehow see through her faerie glamour, follows her into the fae realm. Now she's broken Guild law and risked her future as the top graduate of her class.

The last thing Vi wants to do is spend any more time with the guy who got her into this mess, but the Guild requires that she return Nate to his home and make him forget everything he's discovered of the fae realm. Easy, right? Not when you factor in evil faeries, long-lost family members, and inconvenient feelings of the romantic kind. Vi is about to find herself tangled up in a dangerous plot—and it'll take all her training to get out alive.


True Calling
TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS. ONE SHARED DREAM.
Planet Novo, nestled in space twelve hundred miles above the surface of the Earth, is the new home of 17-year-old Cadet Ariana Skyee. Confused by the government-sanctioned memory erase and distressed at her impending forced marriage and motherhood, Ariana's plans for the future are thrown into complete disarray.

As the traumatic events within her family life enfold, Ariana grows increasingly alarmed at the authorities apparent pre-occupation with her and feels progressively more isolated and alone.

Her growing feelings for fellow Cadet Cal Remus intensify as the recently announced pageant, 'The Calling', gets underway. Struggling to comprehend the continuous, inexplicable dreams of the mysterious Zane, discovering the past helps shape her future, with devastating personal consequences.


Legacy of the Witch
Once upon a time, there lived three witches…..

As a child, Amarrah loved her grandmother's stories of three witches who were members of the king's harem. But they were more than just stories. Amarrah knows she was there with them and now their legacy, along with an ancient box that once belonged to them, lies in her hands. Charged with keeping the box safe, Amarrah is heartbroken when it is stolen from her while she moves to America.

Years later, she is shocked to see it on TV and is determined to get it back. Tracking the artifact leads her to Sergeant Harrison Brockson, a handsome soldier who stirs memories of a man she knew centuries ago in ancient Babylon. Is Harrison the key to finding the box or could he be her destiny?

Prequel novella to Maggie Shayne's exciting trilogy, The Portal.


The Purgatorium
Seventeen year-old Daphne Janus is floored when her parents agree to let her accompany her best friend to a getaway resort on an island off the coast of California. She doesn't know her parents have sent her to the Purgatorium as a last-ditch effort to save their child.

Her best friend and life-long neighbor takes her to a mostly uninhabited island with a wildlife preserve on one side and Chumash Indian ruins on the “haunted” side. The resort might be beautiful, the beach pristine, and the views from the headland amazing, but strange things begin to happen that soon have Daphne running for her life. At first she finds the therapeutic games thrilling: the ghosts that visit her room, the dropping elevator, and the kayak incident are actually kind of fun once she recovers from them. But when her horse bucks her off during a trail ride and she becomes lost on the haunted side of the island, it’s not fun anymore, and she wonders if her parents have sent her there to help her or to punish her.


The Cursed Charm
This book contains mild profanity and sexual themes.
Intended for readers ages 17 and up.

The Cursed Charm

Book one of The Fae Witch Series

Long ago the Goddess Gaia yearned for the essence of her being to be brought to life within another and so the Fae Witch was born…

Queen Avalon of Aislinge was the kindest of rulers but one day evil prevailed and a terrible curse was placed upon her. Banished from her fairy realm, she and her husband Arthur set out to find the instruments of power which had been cruelly taken from her.

Hundreds of years have now gone by and the only one who can find these powerful items is her granddaughter Aston. As time ticks away rapidly, Avalon decides to hire someone to help her and her family.

Lucian is a Fae vampire whose exploits with woman are far more notable than his triumphs as a mercenary. His charm and wit both delight and irritate Aston. Can they work together on this dangerous quest?

Step inside a new magical realm, where myth and legend are real and the power of the Fae Witches will be revealed.

*The Fae Witch Series is a spin-off of the Skye Trilogy*


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Innocent
Charlie's brother Brad is always in trouble with the law, but it's minor stuff, usually - just messing about. Charlie blames their mum, for going off and leaving her and Brad and their Dad to fend for themselves. So when Brad is accused of killing a motorist with a well-aimed stone from a motorway bridge, Charlie is suspicious. It's just not Brad's style. When Charlie starts doing some investigating of her own she unearths a bigger, much worse secret, as well as discovering things about her brother, his best mate Denny, and her long-lost mother that turn her world upside down. In trying to prove her brother is not guilty, Charlie has lost her own innocence, for good...


Fractured Moon
Aurelia Fridell is a freak amongst her own kind, the only werewolf who can't shift.

Her family loves and accepts her, but the other packs treat her as if she were a flea-ridden stray, even though she's the Pack Alpha's daughter. She's made peace with her rank, but lately, the hair on the back of her neck raises at odd times, and she thinks someone is following her. She dismisses the thoughts and the fact that her headaches are getting worse.

Then her tires get slashed, her house gets broken into, and the only person she can trust turns out to be the one man who doesn't want her.

Ceithin Starkley came to Connecticut for one thing, and one thing only: to get Henrikki Fridell off his back about joining his ironworking company. He figures he'll get in, look at the job, then turn down the offer so he can head back home. Only his plan isn't so simple once he gets a whiff of Aurelia and his wolf won't let him leave while she's in danger. Now all he has to do is send his girlfriend home, woo Aurelia, and fight off her over-protective brothers to prove he's a worthy male.

Easy, right?

But when Aurelia's stalker escalates and kidnaps her, Ceithin must work with Aurelia's family to rescue her from a faceless enemy.

He's fought to ignore her, but now can't live without her. Will he find her before it's too late?

The clock is ticking.


Steemjammer: Through the Verltgaat
STEAMPUNK MEETS URBAN FANTASY IN THIS INNOVATIVE DEBUT ADVENTURE NOVEL.

On the edge of a small Ohio town stands an enigmatic house that looks like a window into earth’s past, as if various phases of history have been frozen in mortar and masonry. Crowned by a towering industrial smokestack and surrounded by fields of wheat, nobody knows what to make of it.

Fifteen-year-old Will Steemjammer is aware that his family’s lifestyle is far from normal, that no one else has a home cluttered with dangerous steam-powered machinery. His neighbors stare at his house with suspicion, kids his age call him a freak, and his family avoids electricity like the plague. Will knows his secretive father is hiding something big, but when he summons the courage to demand answers, his father mysteriously vanishes – just as his mother had a few months earlier.

After Will and his little sister, Angelica, tear apart their house to find clues, they discover more than they bargained for. Will and his family are exiles from another world, one that runs on steam power and seemingly impossible technology. In this other realm the Steemjammers have powerful enemies, and their entire extended family is in danger. With the help of his eccentric relatives, Will must use the infamous Steemjammer intelligence and resourcefulness to fight back, or he may never see his parents again – and his enemies may become unstoppable.


United (The United Trilogy Book 1)
United America runs like a machine. Everyone has a job and a purpose to make the country run smooth and efficiently. Nothing is left up to chance. The people are under constant monitoring for the good of the Country. After careful consideration every citizen is given their career at the age of sixteen.

“Rosaline, come now!” ordered President Vaughn. Sixteen-year-old Rosaline Thatcher got up from her seat among her classmates and walked toward the stage. The sound of her blood pumping resounded deeply in her ears and, perhaps for the first time in her life, a reminder to breathe was necessary. All eyes were on her. She knew this day was coming, the day when she would be asked to serve her country in the career path chosen for her, but as she moved closer to the stage with President Vaughn and further away from her parents and dearest friends, she wondered why she was being singled out.

What future lies ahead for Rosaline? In a country where citizens blindly follow the rules, what will happen when one girl dares to defy them, and what does that mean for United America?


Soulmate
Most people search for decades to find their soulmate; Rachel Masterson was born with hers.
Sharing her body with another soul has had its ups and downs for 15 year old Rachel, but there’s no one she’d rather share her life with than her soulmate, Rider. Fiercely devoted to him, Rachel has ostracized herself from most of her peers and gained a reputation as someone just a little too far gone on the wrong side of crazy. Her family’s sudden move, however, gives her a chance at a fresh new life, without the stigma of her “imaginary friend.” Hit with the triple-whammy stress of trying to make new friends (and her first boyfriend) in a new school, in a new town, far away from the only other person who has ever understood her, Rachel’s relationship with Rider is strained by the choices that she makes, choices that ultimately lead to their separation. When a tragic accident tears them apart, can Rachel learn to live and love again?


For Better, For Worse
Emma Case is thrilled when her brother asks her to be the “Best Woman” at his wedding—that is, until she finds out that his fiancée has chosen a “Mister of Honor,” and it’s Jake Madden, the man who broke her heart 5 years ago. Even better: it's their job to plan the wedding.

Now, with her own fiancé fuming at home, Emma's planning a wedding with the man who didn't want to marry her. Can she hold onto her sanity long enough to pull this off…and can she hold onto her bitter memories despite the constant reminders that they might not be as accurate as she'd like to think?


Beautiful Curses #2: Book Two
Jo’s life has never been better.
The past two years have been the best yet.
And there’s more to come.
A lot more.
More than she ever expected.
Or wanted.
Now, she is faced with an impossible choice.
A choice, that could save James and her whole family.
A choice she has to make.
She will have to return.
To her past.
To be bound by her family’s legacy once more.
Whether she likes it or not.

And as she will soon discover, beauty is illusive, and nothing is ever certain.


The Last Kingsoul: Emergence
When Ay'Sha, a 17 year old high school soccer star, is attacked on her way home from practice, she is thrown headlong into a supernatural quest to restore an ancient, sentient crystal known as the Amphetris, and the race of shapeshifters it created. The Chimeras.

8,000 years ago, the Chimeras hoped to find peace with humans, but men shattered the Amphetris and cursed the Chimeras to a wandering immortality. They were bound to the Kingsouls, humans who hold the key to the Amphetris' restoration.

But the Chimeras have never discovered how to access this key. Many of the shapeshifters have fallen to darkness, many more have surrendered the quest, including their king, Sheshon, who hides in New Orleans in the guise of a museum director named Sean Peterson.

He ignores the whispers that Ay'Sha is the Kingsoul even when fate throws them together. But he is the only one strong enough to protect her from the fallen Chimera who would use Ay'Sha to bring about a cataclysm that will destroy mankind.

Time is running out, and Sean will either face his destiny, and Ay'Sha's, or lose the key forever.

Because Ay'Sha is the last Kingsoul.


My Dad Is A Werewolf
Father and Son have a bond between them that is unbreakable. While traveling the country desperately seeking a cure for the curse, they soon learn they are being relentlessly pursued by deadly human and non-human enemies. But their enemies learn there are two types of werewolves: One is the mythical storybook werewolf read about in the safety of your home. The other type is the huge, hairy, and frighteningly powerful real werewolf with the really big teeth that are about to rip your freaking throat out!!!


Genesis
Seventeen year old Genesis wakes up in a hospital with no memory of who or what she is. She finds herself surrounded by individuals who claim to know her, but refuse to tell her any details about her life. These people are strange and seem to have a secret agenda where Genesis is concerned.
She soon learns this group of people call themselves Sentinels. Some can manipulate time and others can wake the dead. Sentinels share a common bond. When they were alive, they were responsible for the death of another human being.
They tell Genesis she must remember her life on her own. It is the rule. She must piece everything together on her own so she can choose whether she will help the Sentinels or help a much more sinister group that come from a place where human misdeeds take on form. Where they live and breathe.
This confuses Genesis because she doesn't understand why she would help with anything bad. What Genesis doesn't know is that she wasn't good while she was alive. She doesn't know that her human life took place decades ago or that she's killed.
Now the Sentinels have her back, but only for one reason. A rebellious Sentinel wants to eliminate mankind. So, he issues a challenge to God who accepts the bet . Genesis's choices have the power to set off a series of irreversible consequences for everyone involved. This wayward Sentinel has a plan that is sure to stop Genesis from mending her ways. He plans to reunite her with the one thing she hates most in the world-her sister. The bet is on.


The Battenberg Bomb
Jordan Winchester is starting to make waves in the world. He’s begun a promising career as a financial journalist and has a solid circle of friends and family.

The one thing missing is a girl – or Olivia Ellis to be precise. But he is no longer in contact with her and she doesn’t want anything to do with him. She’s gotten under his skin like a vicious Japanese knotweed, the large plant that destroys houses from the foundations up.

As he goes about trying to win her back, two crazy nights in March turn his life on its head – all because he wanted to eat some Battenberg cake. The innocuous almond and marzipan treat causes a cataclysmic ripple of chaos in his previously easy-going life.

Can he cope as baby bombshells explode? Or will he buckle under the pressure as his simple quarter-life becomes a full blown quarter-life crisis?

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