Ava Lawton is astonished by her string of misfortune. Being recently out of college, relocating to a new state, starting a new job, and finally being independent of her family should make for an exciting moment in her life. But as soon as she is forced to leave her work, everything starts to fall apart. She finds herself suddenly all alone in the crowd, with nowhere to go. A complete stranger sends her a message that offers her hope when she is at her lowest. The time has come for her to have a unique life. The time to choose happiness is right now. And perhaps it's time for her to open up to a stunning outsider in her life. Can a love affair survive all summer long?
SECRET DESIRES, FORBIDDEN LOVE, AND THAT ONE MAN YOU JUST COULDN'T GET OVER... Riona Dade has never had excellent taste in guys. Example 1: Her ex-boyfriend Jerry, was later revealed to be a demon hunting her on the devil's behalf. That has to be the worst that can happen, right? Not likely, unless you're a witch who's in love with a priest. Father Marc Angeletti, a sinful fruit with ebony eyes and a sharp wit, might as well start preparing for hell right now. He's going to completely mess up the mission unless he can honor his commitment and maintain control of both of his heads. Come what may... Well, Hell, he, Riona, and deity Dee Zitka must exterminate Lucifer's minions from the planet, save mankind from evil, and - oh, yes! - avoid being drawn into sin by others. It seems that one of Lucifer's major draws is a fallen Pure Soul. rotten bastard Oh well, as long as Riona and Marc can maintain a professional and non-bedside manner, everything should be fine. Yes, since that's how things always turn out.
I was aware that my decisions would eventually come back to haunt me. I've been anticipating it. expecting it. I'm contemplating how I'll eventually have to pay this debt back. My sisters have been consigned to the underworld as punishment for me, which is a fate worse than death. Although I'm not happy with what I did, I can't undo it. However, I acted recklessly by developing relationships with people who will ultimately be caught in the crossfire while I waited for their fury to reach me. Sooner or later, Lina and Arana will discover me. They'll ask for atonement. They'll be a murderous bunch. I'm blood. I only hope that when that time comes, I will have the courage to stand up for the people who mean the most to me and have the chance to make things right.
When Justin Trews came across Cole Demauro and the coven he had joined, it was a stroke of luck. He's still processing his trauma, but he now understands what it feels like to have help and support. Both his magic and himself are thriving. Naturally, dating Cole has turned out to be the finest part. The happiest three months of his life had just passed. Justin has the authentic Samhain experience when the veil is the thinnest. It's really different from how he used to celebrate. He takes part in the ritual honoring the dead and marking the end of the harvest season with the coven present. Both his magic and his heart are full. But as Justin's history makes a comeback, he must deal with his family. Deep-seated hurts from the past reemerge, as do insecurities. It can be challenging to avoid feeling oppressed and imposed upon. Justin has the courage to confront his family and call on the support of his coven after gaining the support of his coven and Cole's love. When all is said and done, Justin has made significant progress toward recovery. Justin must now demonstrate to Cole how much he loves him.
Apex Magazine 2021 is a compilation of tales that first appeared in Apex Magazine from January to December 2021. The authors include Alix E. Harrow, Sam J. Miller, Sheree Renée Thomas, Cassandra Khaw, and many more. This collection of short stories examines both the good and the bad, from a spaceship in the great reaches of space to a comfortable home room where a detective speaks with a murderer. It analyzes what distinguishes us as humans from monsters.
July is a pious kid who attends church diligently but who has no boyfriend or friends. She begins to experience nightmares that she regards as sinful. Since of the impact it is having on her, her mother takes her to her young Southern Baptist minister for comfort because she is worried about how it is affecting her. The Pastor agrees to utilize hypnosis to identify her issue even though he believes she is experiencing the typical teenage troubles. When he transports her to a past existence, he learns something startling that might have an effect on his current tranquil existence.
Everyone of us has a secret. My excuse is that I paid a male escort to stop my boss from making fun of my love life. The issue is that I like him.
The breakdown of Ari Rayner's car on a mountain pass prevents her from making a fresh start in the city. She finds salvation in a hooded angel with eerie eyes who redefines the term "smoldering intensity." She is drawn to his fortitude and enjoys assisting him in giving in to his nefarious fantasies. She isn't afraid to get her hands dirty just because she is a woman.
Mind Sweeper, a RITA ® Finalist and RWA Golden Heart ® Winner A vampire, a demon, and an angel enter a tavern. Although it seems like the start of a horrible joke, Kyle McKinley simply goes about his daily activities.
Jamie Abbott, who is nineteen, is outed to his very wealthy, conservative, and religious family, and he handles the situation with dignity rather than submitting to his parents' demands that he reject his sexuality. John "Kirk" Kirkland, age 29, finds contentment in his work as a police officer and enjoys forging connections with the community at the neighborhood adolescent center, but true happiness has never come to him. A tense relationship starts when a domestic violence call leads Kirk to Jamie's front yard. Jamie doesn't require a hero, but Kirk is compelled by an unanticipated sense of care and protection for the boy. Jamie accepts the help of a man with a dubious purpose in an effort to prove he doesn't need Kirk. Can Jamie admit that sometimes we all need to be saved? Will Kirk be able to live happily ever after? Or will their relationship crumble even before it starts?
Rich with endearing characters and action that makes you want to keep reading. Epic fantasy including animal spirit guides that provide entertainment and lady knights who lead troops into combat. Join other readers who eagerly await the release of the next book in the series if you're searching for superb character development, an intricately knit story, and a heart-lifting sigh at the conclusion
The Master's strategy has failed, and while her army has suffered, her resolve has grown stronger. In order to exact retribution on those who thwarted her objectives, The Master comes to Campbell's Cove. At her side are the courageous Shifter and Tolldruck. Peter and George are once more in peril after rescuing the kids from the Cove. The guardians, Peter's grandfather, and they must once more fight evil together. Will they be successful, or the Master will exact her vengeance?
Even lies are powerless to trick the heart. Juliana Beaumont desires to preserve both her freedom and the Scottish estate of her grandmother. Can she do both, though? especially when her father won't grant her an inheritance until she weds an Englishman? Andrew Dean is eager to take on the role of Miss Juliana's fictitious spouse because he is sick of serving as the stable help. But he doesn't think that marriage should take place outside of a church. Prior to getting Juliana to fall in love with him, he hopes she doesn't find out that they are legally married. However, a 20-year-old memory-hidden secret might be the thing that separates them.
alien love, illicit lust, supernatural romance, and unfulfilled yearning. These intriguing, darkly hilarious, and occasionally scary stories, which draw inspiration from artists like Chagall, Munch, and Banksy, examine human nature in all its various shades. Each tale transports you to a different time and location where reality is hazy and fantasies blend with the paint from a spray can, from finding your soul mate against all odds on Blackpool Beach to experiencing unconditional love on a dying planet. These short stories are "stitched together from the gossamer threads of a piece of frayed satin and the imaginative imaginings of a writer at the top of her game," according to the blurb.
A tenacious instructor; a prosperous businessman. Can they fulfill an adolescent boy's Christmas wishes? Chelsea Jamison has been obsessed with Drew Stirling for a longer period of time than she has with basketball, high-top shoes, or the Knicks. Unfortunately, Drew doesn't see the girl whose pulse races whenever he's close; all he sees is the kid who kicked his trash in the high school free throw competition. When Drew pays a surprise visit to Echo Ridge, their friendship resumes where it left off as they plan to fulfill a young boy's Christmas wishes. Chelsea wonders if there is any chance of a relationship with Drew or if she will always be in buddy-status as she discovers she has fallen for her best friend.
In the film LOVE, SECOND CHANCE, Maggie Stewart, a retired attorney, is battling to keep her tiny English cottage in Summerfield hamlet true to its historic roots. She is content to ride horses in the countryside and relish her retirement now that her kids are grown. Nevertheless, she requires funding for her upgrades. She is also alone. Maggie finds herself working against a man she once loved from afar, many years ago, when she rejoins her old environmental team to take on an oil giant. Greg Warren, the owner of a ranch in Idaho, is a wealthy and entitled man who conceals a troubled history behind a polite grin. On the inside, however, he battles anger from a wild daughter who won't let him move on as well as loneliness brought on by the death of his wife. Maggie and Greg take a chance on a fresh start, and as they do, love blossoms. But will they find harmony between their two worlds? Can Maggie and Greg find love again in this charming romance set between the countrysides of England and Idaho's mountains and farms?
The Novice, The Player, and The Vixen are the three complete novels that make up the Sexy as Hell Trilogy. The Mistress, The Star, and The Harlequin are three spin-off short stories.
"Convicts take without asking." Bella West is stranded on a primitive prison planet with only one option for life until assistance arrives: sell her body for protection. Her assailant, a muscular monster, is more beast than man. Ex-soldier Caine Anders has lost his humanity after eight hard years on a dangerous world of dirt, rock, and hostile inhabitants, convicted of a crime he didn't commit. He is self-centered and never becomes attached. As a result, he accepts the brazen female's offer of pleasure in exchange for protection without hesitation. He never expects her touch to have such an effect on him. Or to experience something else than lust. However, caring for someone on Dragath25 could be the most dangerous of all. And as the threats mount, it's no longer clear whether she'll be the key to his salvation or doom.... TRAPPED is a stand-alone, action-packed, sensual sci-fi romance with a HEA, a strong heroine determined to go to any length to survive, and a blazing hot, broken alpha hero you can't help but fall in love with.
Mya McIntosh is serving as the maid of honor for the wedding of her best friend Amara Davis, a former colleague and the wife of millionaire social media magnate Grayson Davis. A glamorous destination wedding in Spain appears to be the ideal environment for Mya to finally lose her virginity, but her chances do not appear auspicious. Amara is optimistic that Mya will be able to land one of Grayson's rich pals, but Mya is skeptical, particularly when it comes to Grayson's abrasive business associate Dale Abernathy. Mya's quest for Mr. Right Now leads her to an unexpected place: love.
Crystal is a mother, a filmmaker, and a self-proclaimed life-champ! She enjoys listening to music, storytelling, and spending time with her family. She lives in the state of California. If You Can Survive Prison..., Crystal E. Green takes us on an emotional journey through the memories left behind by her experiences—from her brutally traumatic upbringing to the almost constant struggles and tribulations she faced as an adult—with no holds barred. When everything in her life pointed to her being doomed to fail, she resolved to fight back; she was determined to triumph! If You Can Survive Prison... is an uplifting narrative about overcoming life's challenges and using the lessons learned to strengthen oneself. It's a story of tenacity in the face of adversity and strength in the face of adversity. Crystal tells a heartbreaking story that left us wondering how she got through it all, with humorous relief and caustic intermissions.
For the fauns, their spring feast has gone tragically wrong. The kidnapping of a princess has been blamed on visiting dignitaries. Corry, the young wizard shape-shifter who witnessed the kidnapping, has been hurled over a dangerous waterfall. Meanwhile, the wolfling bandits who unintentionally hold the most important information are going to be discovered by a bounty hunter and his boss, who are determined to kill them.
On the Dead Man's Chest, there are fifteen men! And a bottle of rum, of course! The remainder had been taken care of by the devil. And a bottle of rum, of course! ”
This is the concluding phase. Tenybris has been released from his cage, and Sanctuary is the first planet to experience his hunger. His search for dragon eggs has begun. Everything will desire for death if he has them and the power. Evil has finally revealed itself in the Glade. The sole human in the Lands, Gwenyth, has little chance against the Darkness's strength. How will she save the race she has grown to admire? The magic exits the Veil and floods the universe, with Earth being the first stop. What can Katheryne and the others do to save their world and reality as a whole? Is this the final chapter? The Tales of the Neverwar trilogy concludes with War of the Never, a young adult adventure including ancient dragon conflicts, faerie magic, and alternate world science fiction.
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A horrific new novel from Brandon Massey, the award-winning author of Thunderland, about a village besieged by evil. . . and the one man who is hell-bent on battling the evil. . .
Tansy had a great existence until it all came crashing down... It was the fifteenth anniversary of my marriage. However, I spent it with my husband in the hospital after he was involved in a sad accident. Now I had to make the most difficult decision of my life, one that would have far-reaching consequences for my daughter and my future. Samuel was no longer with us, and we felt bereft. We made the decision to sell our house. We had too many bad memories with him in that house. So we packed our stuff, said our goodbyes to people we'd known for years, and shut the door behind us. We were on our way to Idaho. Tess desired to spend a few weeks with her father's grandparents. I stood there watching her go away, thinking about our future. Before I could continue, I needed to go to one more location. Every year, Samuel and I stayed at an ancient inn in the small village of Lava Hot Springs. I planned to go there while Tess was away to rest and say my goodbyes. When I arrived, though, seeing the new proprietor was the last thing on my mind.
The Eva Series shows how strong one can be when there are no other options, capturing both the beauty and harshness of the human soul.
Boman's life is a success tale, beginning as an orphan and rising to the position of Prime Minister of Zille. However, the king dies after 50 years of devotion, leaving the crown to his reckless playboy son. Boman's decades of service are now meaningless.
Olivia Villalobos tries to send a bloodstained love note before Chief Inspector Sedeo discovers it in her hands. In the aftermath of the Spanish-American War, a metropolis on Puerto Rico's southern coast rises. Olivia discovers a bloodstained love note in the concealed compartment of her father's coat, the daughter of a drunken police investigator who never learned the truth about her mother's disappearance. She sets out to bring it to the Labyrinth of Love Letters, convinced it belongs to the guy who was recently discovered dead. A secret location where transients of forbidden love leave missives for one another, according to urban mythology. She enlists Isaac Quintero's assistance in locating the Labyrinth, and they quickly discover that their search has revealed Old Sienna's deepest secrets—the perils, lunacy, and depth of tragic love.
Emery Hazard and his accomplice, John-Henry Somerset, have worked together to solve their first case. The heinous murders that shook the sleepy community of Wahredua have been solved. Hazard, on the other hand, discovers that while he adjusts to his new house, his life has only become more complex. 'Complicated' is an understatement when it comes to living with Somers, whom he has admired since high school.