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Five strangers soon find there is very little stronger than family ties. Everyone has a story… Stories of family, friendship, sisterhood, the magic of new beginnings and angst of struggling family relationships…mothers, daughters, brothers and sisters, sons and cousins…all finding their inner strength, facing life’s unexpected challenges, and sometimes starting over after tragedy and heartbreak, and every once in a while…finding the one true love of a lifetime. Amanda’s legacy was simple and unbelievably complicated…her sons were determined to make it happen exactly as she wanted. Hannah was distraught and in a downward spiral after her father’s death…her cousin Patricia understood but refused to let her hide from life. Livy was seriously worried about her brother…if anyone needed and deserved a second chance it was him. Jillian had regrets too many to count on one hand. Andrew adored his granddaughter and desperately wanted to see her eyes light up and hear her joyous laughter again…he’d just about given up all hope. Then they each received a letter that could change their lives…
Stories claim the Pale Princess was a powerful sorcerer who once saved the world from a dangerous magic. Only a few know the truth. Lan and Sophie lead a simple life with their grandparents, though both long for more. When their grandparents are murdered during a strange magical attack, their lives will be forever changed. For Sophie, she’s brought to a palace where she lives a luxurious life, while trying to understand what the strange sorcerer Ridaln wants from her. When she discovers a talent with magic, she learns poses that give her access to power that she had only heard about in the stories her Nana told. For Lan, who’s always wanted to learn the sword, the opportunity to train as a soldier makes him think he’ll be able to learn and serve. What he finds is brutality and torment, though he does learn to fight. A chance encounter on the battlefield takes him away from that brutality, where he’s given a chance to learn another way—and finally become the mythical Taihg soldier he’s dreamed of being.
Summer in Maine. Usually happy tourists eating lobster and swatting mosquitos. This summer, a slaughtered stranger appears. A coverup from on high. One cop won’t let the guilty rest until the dead rest in peace. Can Police Officer Robin Goode hunt down the killer before it is open season on her? When Police Officer Robin Goode discovers a cold, tied body abandoned in her coastal Maine town, the lucrative summer tourist season and her life are threatened as she tries to find the killer while the corrupt cops want her silenced forever. Working behind the scenes, she searches for clues as to why a body was hastily discarded like litter and who tossed the victim’s life aside. With the police department opposing her every attempt to investigate the savage murder and the locals more concerned about scaring away tourist money than justice, Robin fears this murder will be ignored and hidden before she can get to the truth. Robin Goode’s second anniversary as a cop is coming up. Can she make it to her anniversary and May birthday without becoming a victim like the ones she protects? Will Robin narrow the noose on the killer before she gets hanged?
When Jesse McDermitt leaves the Marine Corps, he has no plans in place for the rest of his life. His greatest skill is neutralizing the enemy from up to a mile away, but there are few opportunities in the civilian world for a warrior. He only knows he doesn’t want to spend the coming winter wearing a heavy coat and boots. Jesse knows his way around boats and has an old friend in the Florida Keys, living day to day in paradise. Being an experienced diver and angler, Jesse immediately heads south toward the end of the road in Key West, a long dormant dream in his thoughts. With the help of friends, new and old, and a bulging bank account, Jesse finds just the right boat to not only live on, but soon uses to start a “very part-time” charter business. Things go smoothly until a barefoot Carolina girl, a Cat-5 hurricane, and a human trafficker all conspire against him at the same time. Danger lurks in the sparkling waters off the sleepy little town of Marathon, in the heart of the Florida Keys, as well as in the dark, murky waters of the Everglades. But danger doesn’t expect to run into someone like Jesse McDermitt—a man who will not only respond swiftly in facing it, but with overwhelming force.
Two women. One missing, one hired to find her. When the hunter becomes the hunted, she’ll need more than tequila to survive the night. Texas. Jessica Watts won’t let anyone hurt her again. Scarred from her parents’ corruption and lack of love, the hard-boiled cross-border broker drowns her misery in the bottle and seals off her heart. But the tough-as-nails woman softens when a Mexican tycoon with shady connections begs her to locate his missing daughter. Starting her search by interviewing the missing woman’s friends, Jessica wonders if she’s taken on a fool’s errand when her probing questions leave her beaten and drugged. And as the twisted trail leads from Boston to Central America, the stubborn sleuth fears reaching her quarry might only make things violently worse. Hunted by dangerous thugs and her own demons, can this dealmaker-turned-detective survive long enough to at last find peace? Tequila Midnight is a gripping suspense novel. If you like haunted heroines, gritty determination, and terrifying twists, then you’ll adore Kathryn Dodson’s riveting tale of redemption.
A chilling secret, an enigmatic force, and a decades-old mystery waiting to be unraveled.
When a hopeful pair settles into their idyllic new residence, they quickly discover that their tranquil haven is anything but. Nestled in a quaint and seemingly serene town, their picturesque abode holds a sinister history that refuses to stay buried. As the couple confronts spine-chilling supernatural occurrences, they find themselves entwined in a harrowing unsolved enigma that has haunted the community for generations. Will they unveil the truth in time, or are they destined to join the tragic fate of those who ventured too close to the darkness before them?
My name is Bizzy Baker, and I can read minds—not every mind, not every time but most of the time and believe me when I say it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. It’s time for Halloween in Cider—Spider—Cove and Jasper’s brother is getting hitched—while standing in a cemetery in the middle of the night. And as if a wedding in a graveyard wasn’t terrifying enough, a guest ends up joining the great disembodied majority. Tombstones and ghosts aside, there’s a killer on the loose and Spider Cove may never be the same again. To top things off the Country Cottage Inn is hosting its annual Trick-or-Treat Harvest Festival and things are not just getting spooky—they’re getting darn right deadly. Haunted houses, vampires, werewolves, and ghouls abound. Come to Spider Cove this Halloween night. Tricks and treats abound and so does murder. It’s October in Cider Cove and Halloween is just around the corner. The trick-or-treaters aren’t the only ones looking to scare the residents, so is a killer. Bizzy Baker runs the Country Cottage Inn, has the ability to pry into the darkest recesses of both the human and animal mind, and has just stumbled upon a body. With the help of her kitten, Fish, a mutt named Sherlock Bones and an ornery yet dangerously good looking homicide detective, Bizzy is determined to find the killer.
Control Your Impulses, Live With Clarity and Purpose, And Improve Your Quality of Life! Are you tired of surrendering to your urges and impulses? Are you discouraged by your tendency to throw in the towel when the going gets tough? Are you sick of giving in to immediate gratification at the cost of your future happiness, health, and success? If so, HOW TO LEAD A DISCIPLINED LIFE is for you. Imagine being able to easily control your impulses so they no longer run your life. Imagine being able to persevere and go beyond your limits whenever you need to, exceeding your expectations and those of others. Imagine being able to take action according to your intentions and convictions so that you routinely achieve your goals. HOW TO LEAD A DISCIPLINED LIFE is a masterclass in developing self-discipline. It provides you with all the tools you need to set (and keep!) personal boundaries, develop uncompromising willpower, and reach your full potential.
A spirited young lady with a dream. A duke in disguise. A compromising situation. Lucy Bell burns with determination. Convinced an arrogant aristocrat is to blame for her expulsion from her beloved school, the penniless girl sets out to visit her best friend to help her undo the catastrophe. But when a storm on the road leaves her in a compromising position with a handsome gardener, she is swept away by his gruff kindness. Henry, Duke of Ashmore, lives and breathes duty. So, though he suspects he’ll regret it, he grudgingly offers the chatterbox with the bouncy curls a seat in his coach. But despite her attracting disasters, he somehow finds himself sharing his long-buried emotions with the disarmingly unconventional woman. Shocked when her charming Henry is revealed to be the duke she thought she’d loathe, a floundering Lucy tries to gain his trust… but only manages to leave mayhem in her wake as she falls from one mishap into another. And Henry is mystified when he pledges to do the honourable thing, only to have the spirited mischief-maker give him a sound set-down. When scandal strikes and her past finally catches up with her, Lucy faces an impossible dilemma. Will her love ruin those dearest to her heart? For the Duke of Secrets is not the only one wearing a disguise.
Abandoned as an infant, 15-year-old Bonnie Hartwright doesn’t know who she really is. And that just might get her killed. After her latest scrape with the law, foster girl Bonnie is abruptly carted off to a “reform sailing camp” on the Carolina coast. There, she discovers the camp is actually a training compound of a centuries-old secret society, all of whose members are descendants of a notorious pirate. Bonnie and her fellow teen internees, all denizens of the digital age, must now master the old ways of sword and sail as they prepare to battle a mysterious, unnamed enemy. During weeks of training, Bonnie finds herself drawn to both Wilder, a charismatic thief, and Reed, the grandson of the group’s leader, a boy who carries the weight of a family legacy on his shoulders. But a secret is being withheld from Bonnie, one that could end up proving lethal. Before it’s too late, she must uncover the truth about herself or face certain death in a watery grave.
Something is not right in the peaceful community of Taliver, and Daia knows it. But there’s more at stake than she realizes. An enjoyable short read. A suspenseful young adult dystopian novella filled with plot twists and cliffhangers that will leave you on the edge of your seat. Taliver is a peaceful community. After rigorous training and relentless hard work under the studious mentorship of Taliver’s Seer, Daia is entering a new stage in her life and preparing for her induction ceremony as Taliver’s new Commander of the Forces. Just days before her ceremony, Daia discovers dark secrets in Taliver’s past, and the Ruler begins to make strange, questionable decisions that leave Daia suspicious and concerned for her people. Daia bravely takes matters into her own hands as the soon-to-be Commander and seeks answers for herself. However, she suddenly finds herself caught in a web of lies and deceit that runs deeper than she could ever have imagined. Little does she know, an even greater challenge awaits her. Struggling to distinguish truth from lie, Daia is forced to face an ultimate test that no amount of training could have prepared her for.
What happens when your best friend discovers your dark secret? Life was already complicated enough for Apple Rose. After all, bubbly cheerleader by day and ruthless serial killer by night isn’t an easy feat to pull off. Even if her victims might deserve their twisted fate. But when her best friend, Cindy Nix, learns the truth, things becomes about as thorny as can be. In some ways, Apple has always wanted to be seen and to have someone know the truest nature of her heart. But even this turn catches her by surprise. Will her bond with Cindy shatter now that the ugly truth is known, or will Apple be surprised again? It was certainly tricky enough before, but now it’s about to get a whole lot worse. Especially with a complication neither see coming. Whatever happens next, one fact is crystal clear… the truth can be a dangerous thing.
Ten years ago, when Eve Townsend was seventeen years old, Tightrope killed her family and took her younger sister, Maddie. Eve was left alive – the only survivor. After inheriting her family’s fortune, Eve has dedicated her life to finding Tightrope, training her body and mind, honing her skills, using every resource at her disposal to track down Tightrope … and others like him. Her years of hunting Tightrope have turned up nothing – he’s a ghost. But now a nearby family has just been slaughtered in much the same way her family was. Is Tightrope back? Eve believes he is, and so does Special Agent Parker – the agent on the scene when Eve’s family was killed. Everyone lives in fear, waiting for the next attack. Eve receives a cryptic message from Tightrope … he claims he didn’t kill that family – it was a copycat. He gives Eve a string of clues to find the copycat, but he also promises that each clue will bring her closer to him, and closer to the truth about what happened to her sister. Follow Eve Townsend as she navigates the dark and twisted world of Tightrope, chasing clues that lead down a labyrinth of horror to a shocking end.
Stuck working Sleepy Hollow’s Oktoberfest in upstate NY wasn’t much fun, until a trio of gorgeous blond vikings burst into my life. Sure they were wearing Halloween costumes, but why shouldn’t that just add to the fun? Crisp autumn days. Cozy nights by the fire. Working the Halloween holiday season wasn’t all bad, until my friend left me house-sitting a strange cottage all alone, in a legendary old town. Enter my three handsome saviors, ripped and gorgeous, all fighting to rescue me at once. But when an impromptu kissing contest evolves into something so hot it turns me into a molten puddle? My lips aren’t the only thing the guys are willing to share. But Soren and Tristan harbor a secret of their own, and their hilarious college roommate Lucas is on board for anything. Running an old bed and breakfast on the far side of town, the guys need exactly the type of womanly help I’m willing to provide… provided they keep up their end of the bargain, which of course includes taking very good care of me. Three incredible men. One very willing beer-maid. No rules, no limits, no jealousy – just tons of sizzling hot action peppered by so many twists and turns, not even the Headless Horseman could keep up!
A creature of darkness saved me…and he isn’t letting me go. I was offered my first solo project. It was a chance too good to be true. That should have been my first clue. Go to an island on the Gulf Coast, dismantle and catalogue a beautiful cathedral, and catch some sunshine on the sandy shore as a bonus. What could go wrong? It started with a feeling. A chill running down my spine. It seems as though someone watched me from the shadows. But every time I turn around, I find myself alone in the vaulted halls of the church. Although I might not be able to catch the spectral presence, it’s real and it doesn’t want me to continue with this project. Little mishaps keep occurring, my careful work always a mess. To make matters worse, the ghostly presence follows me home. Not only am I being haunted, but the beach isn’t as friendly as it seemed. When a monstrous swamp reptile attacks me on the sandy shore, a dangerous man leapt from the night to defend me. This terrible savior is just as brutal as the creature he fought off, damaged in ways I’ll never understand. I’m tempted to think fondly of my unexpected champion. The more time we spend together, the more I catch glimpses of kindness beneath his brutal exterior. His touch sparks an unexpected fire, tempting me to throw caution to the wind….
WHY CHOOSE? SHY GIRL & POPULAR GUYS, V-CARD FOR THREE – This standalone novel is a filthy, fast-burn instalove erotica, Lizzie is young, shy and her V-card is still not broken. But she knows exactly what she wants. Or rather, who. Kyle, Hunter & Cyrus. These men are much older than her, rich, handsome and sexy-as-sin. Too bad they are her dad’s best friends. The last time she saw the trio, she was small and chubby. Now, she’s all grown, and her fantasies have grown, too. Naughty, filthy desires of being shared between them. When the trio flew in for her parent’s vow renewal, They accidentally discovered Lizzie’s most coveted secret, No one expected the betrayal, lies and jealousy that came next. Now Lizzie’s friendship, family, and dreams are on the line. Despite being shy and untouched, will she chase the hot, dirty fantasies she’s harbored for years, Or will she let these sexy studs slip through her fingers the second it becomes hard?
Are you tired of living with high blood pressure and feeling like it has taken over your life? It’s time to take control and fix the problem once and for all. Living with high blood pressure is a daunting task. It feels like you’re always walking a tightrope, constantly worrying about the risks of complications and struggling to find the right medications and lifestyle changes that work for you. If you feel like your condition is limiting your ability to enjoy the things you love – leaving you feeling frustrated, trapped, and uncertain about the future – you are not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half of adults in the United States, or 116 million, have hypertension. Of that figure, only about 1 in 4 adults have their condition under control. Why is this alarming? Because in addition to being known as a silent killer, hypertension is also a silent thief that steals away your peace of mind, leaving you wondering if you will still be able to live a “normal life.” But there is hope. With the right tools, knowledge, and support, you can take control of your blood pressure and live the life you deserve. That’s where this book comes in.
Brace yourself! Here you get to go through all the things I went to explore, to find self, or rather – try and figure parts of self. So here I’ll share all the random things I came across to get a better understanding of myself out in the wild. Why? Because we all come across the questions : “Why am I here?”, “What is my purpose?”, “What do I do?”, “What is my calling?”, “Who am I?”, etc. So here is the few things you can come across on the journey of self discovery. All accompanied by links to other resources and available free information. Good luck exploring! Lots of love, hugs,
Have you tried other solutions but nothing seems to work? Dreading the thought of grinding away at a 9 to 5 job for the next four decades? Do you finally want to change your financial situation and discover something that actually works for you? If so, then this book is for you. You see, achieving Financial Freedom isn’t as elusive as it may seem. With the right guidance and perseverance, you can achieve it too. Even if past ventures like trading, cryptocurrency, or drop shipping didn’t pan out. The truth is, it’s much simpler than you may think. Business owner, investor, and former physicist Christian Pérez provides you with a step-by-step blueprint to achieve Financial Independence without waiting a lifetime.
I must be dead… I’ve died, and I’ve gone to heaven. A ghost from my past, her breathtaking beauty is etched into my soul, is standing in front me battered and bruised. The shock hits me hard. She claims she’s not my Addison, but every fiber in me knows it’s her. The moment our eyes meet, it’s like a bolt of lightning to my heart. Guilt and regret crash over me in waves for pushing her out of my life. When her Ex comes calling, I’ll be ready. He may want to drag her back to hell, but he’ll have to go through me first. I threw away our chance at happiness before. Not this time. All the demons of her past can’t stop me from loving her now. I’m willing to risk it all – my life, my soul – on this one shot to have her back. She’s all that matters, and I’ll battle the devil himself to prove I’m the man for her. I just pray she still has enough heart left to forgive me. When her violent ex resurfaces, I’ll protect her with my life. If I fail, the flames of our rekindled love could be snuffed out forever.
(A perfect Christmas gift for children ages 3-8). On a snowy night, Snowman lends a helping hand to Bird, Rabbit, Farmer, and Traveler when they are in need. The next day when the sun comes out and melts Snowman, Bird, Rabbit, Farmer, and Traveler work together as a team to rebuild Snowman. The Giving Snowman is a book about kindness and gratitude. Children can learn through the story that giving to others is a virtue that connects all of us and makes our lives more beautiful. About the Author. Julia Zheng is a children’s author from Fujian, China. She now lives in Massachusetts. Zheng graduated from Nanchang University, where she majored in English and studied Western culture. She taught English in a primary school in southern China before moving to the United States. Her teaching experience and passion for writing have inspired her to write children’s books, especially stories that convey important messages through humor, warmth, and a happy or unexpected ending.