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Renegade roughneck Peregrine Varga is deep under the spell of the amphibious pleasure clone Finn Storm. The seductive mystics of Temple Bratuns must earn Peregrine's trust so that he will agree to allow them to deeply probe his psyche. What shameful secrets from the dark past are allowing Finn to control the normally sensible worker clone so completely?
The course of true love never runs smooth~especially when there's a curse and witches involved! Join the fun, romance, and daring adventure when Ryan inherits a cursed mansion deep in the bayou country and falls for beautiful Amelie who has been imprisoned in her portrait since 1812. To claim his inheritance and free Amelie, his only choice is to break the daunting spell, but that comes with a price.
Sometimes romance can be hell.
Wendy Dennison is tired of being a starving author. The royalties from her critically acclaimed romance novels barely pay her bills. Her devoted agent Daniel Rochester may be smart and sexy, but he can't get her the sales she needs. Then a charismatic stranger appears at her coffee shop table, promising her fame and commercial success, as well as the chance to live out her dreams of erotic submission. But at what cost?
Nothing you can't afford to lose, my dear.
Seduced by the enigmatic Mister B, she signs his infernal contract. He becomes both her Master and her coach, managing her suddenly flourishing career as well as encouraging her lusts. Under her mentor’s nefarious influence, she surrenders to temptation and has sex with Daniel. The casual encounter turns serious when she discovers her mild mannered agent has a dominant side. As the clock ticks down to her blockbuster release and Mister B prepares to claim her soul, Wendy must choose either celebrity and wealth, or obscurity and true love.
Dancing on the Edge of Moonlight
Author: Leandre Simone
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Women's Fiction, African-American Fiction
Cara, while feeling stuck in her job, is abruptly and unfairly fired. She is seething in her office and in the midst of destroying company property when she hears a wolf whistle. She discovers it’s the company’s owner, the highly affluent and infamous musician, Julian Aristo Starr. Cara is aware of his alleged dual personalities as Aristo, the consummate perfectionist, performer and manipulator and Julian, the reclusive creative genius behind the man. Unfortunately, it’s Aristo. She is unimpressed.
Running out of time to clear the premises, Cara bolts out the building, only to encounter Julian, a totally different person than Aristo. Now, she’s intrigued. Julian convinces her to have dinner with him.
The following morning she wakes from an outrageous nightmare, that just might be true, given the men’s purple underwear on her mantel…………
Author: Laura Tolomei
Genre: BDSM, Steamy Romance, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
He wasn’t looking for love or soul mates. He was looking for that Halloween high. Such was his justification. What comes around goes around was more like it.
When Eunice Saint Jacques meets Adrien Ascott at the Halloween party of one of New Orleans’s prestigious hotels, she thinks he’s cute. Nah, she thinks he’s the most gorgeous creature ever. Little does she know he isn’t all that he seems to be, and that this Halloween will seal her destiny forever.
While it’s Presentation Night at Club Sortilege, the renowned New Orleans BDSM club, Yvette Carlisle, the Grand Master’s slave, is worried. What happened to her friend Eunice should never have happened.
Hell, not for a long time.
Yet, here she is, talking to Adrien and uncovering an age-old curse that dates back to 1890 and makes his karma as deadly as that of Count Dracula himself. Is it true, or is he spinning just another tale of bondage and sadism in the plush lounge of Club Sortilege?
Death Southern Style
Author: Beverly Bateman
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense
Born and raised in New Orleans Julie Ann Dupré senses things other people don’t. She’s living in New York when she’s told her mother has been killed in an attempted robbery, which is odd because Perrine didn’t have anything valuable to steal. Julie Ann comes home to find the truth and discovers there’s a family secret, hidden for years. She searches to find the real reason for her mother’s death. Now someone is trying to kill her. Will her psychic senses, a little dog and a detective keep her safe?
Detective Connor O’Reilly, a native of New Orleans and comes from a family of police. He’s an honest cop but realizes there is corruption in the division. He meets Julie Ann at her mother’s house and is immediately attracted to her. After telling her about the attempted robbery he checks into the case and finds no one is investigating the death. Julie Ann deserves the truth and he wants to know what really happened. He starts a thorough investigation. He’s warned off the case and then he receives a death threat.
Julie Ann and Connor work together to unravel the real reason behind Perrine Dupré’s murder, Julie Ann’s mysterious past, and why people want her dead, while developing their challenging relationship. Can they both survive? And what about their relationship?
Don't Drop the Baby
Author: Linda O'Connor
Genre: Medical Romance, Rom-Com
Dr. Brogan Corkie is happily semi-retired from medicine and now has time for other hobbies. Her passion for food is only second to her skill at matchmaking!
Ross Skye, owner of BabyCare, a high-end line of baby merchandise, is injured in an accident, and Brogan uses her cooking, medical – and matchmaking – skills to help him out. Dr. Lauren Kane is taking care of her nephew for two weeks, and Brogan agrees to babysit while Lauren is at work.
Two years ago, Ross and Lauren dated. At that time, Lauren wanted kids, but Ross wasn’t keen. Now the tables have turned, and Ross is trying to convince Lauren that they’d make an awesome parenting team. Brogan suggests they test drive parenthood by looking after a simulated baby for a week – a computerized version that eats, sleeps, wets, and cries. Ross and Lauren experience the “joy” of having a newborn firsthand, and the bar is set pretty low. Their first goal is: don’t drop the baby. The second goal is to find out if their love for each other will survive the test of…parenting.
The Ethereal Road
Author: Stefan Tomasi
Giulio Monaldi is an accomplished financial advisor with a seemingly “perfect life.” When abnormal test results hint at the possibility of terminal illness, he is urged to reconsider his beliefs, and forced to reconcile his disturbing past with the man he has become. Fearful that his day of reckoning is near, he fights to change his destiny and save his soul. In this thought-provoking debut set between Tuscany and Chicago, Stefan Tomasi blends literary fiction and magical realism to offer a unique look at modern-era spiritual empowerment. Fascinated by the dilemmas afflicting the human condition, Tomasi explores moral questions, evolving attitudes toward spirituality, and the meaning of life and death.
The Fated Series
Author: Becky Flade
Maggie O’Connell went to Trappers’ Cove in search of a story. Aidan Gael went there to protect a secret. Together they found a love that will entwine their fates for eternity; but will also inspire an evil that will threaten everyone they cherish.
Henley Elliott lives in self-induced exile, running from one place to the next. Sheriff Carter McAlister can’t run from his nightmares. Fate brings these scarred hearts together but danger threatens to tear them apart.
Former shortstop, Gabriel Foxx, isn’t looking for anything but a casual, friendly fling. Prickly divorcee Jenna Gavin isn’t even looking for that. But the more she tries to keep Gabe at arm's length, the more determined he is to break down her walls. When friendship grows complicated and mutual desire just isn't enough, will love be worth the risk?
A wild child who grew into a woman dedicated to protecting the wild, Tala Gael must choose between a man she doesn’t love and a man whose love she’s afraid to lose. Sawyer Gavin knows he’s fated to love Tala forever and is done waiting for their always to begin. Neither would know, until it’s too late, the evil their love would nurture.
First We Kill All the Lawyers
Take four authors, on two continents, with over 100 books published between them. Together they have created a Young Adult fantasy novel set in an alternative reality that jars everyday notions of time and space.
Four friends live in a dangerous world. They learn martial arts and magic, skills they take back to their war-torn homes: in a Europe overrun by violent gangs following the fall of Rome; an Australia where racist elites oppress Chinese miners; a Salt City in the Saharan desert, where a power-hungry dictator overthrows the matriarchy; and the American colonies, ruled by the grasping Brython Empire. Bound by friendship, these young people rally to protect The Regalia that control the elements.
Together they become a weapon that can destroy an entire city. In a worldwide game of cat and mouse, each object goes to one of the friends. Their quest becomes a mission to reach Constantinople, where they hope the regalia will be safe. But their challenges have only begun…
J.C. Gemmell Collection
Author: J.C. Gemmell
For a million years, the human population was less than 26,000 people. By the year 2062, ten billion individuals crowded the planet.
As humanity faced its greatest challenge, two global corporations merge to deliver a radical solution: the construction of concentric spheres encircling the planet. For almost a thousand years, the new world was astonishingly empty, but as the tionsphere approaches capacity, its universal processing service starts to fail, threatening the lives of the obsessively-connected people.
Caitlyn and her small team of contract theorists accept the impossible task of understanding why. They discover individuals who seemingly pre-date the tionsphere, including one who plans to destroy everything within Tion’s spheres. Pazel is intent on killing thousands of billions of people to preserve an elite population tailored to his own desires.
Set on an immense scale, Tionsphere follows ordinary workers surviving in a world overflowing with people distracted by their technology and threatened by a life without it.
“The tension is palpable, the dialogue complex and the artifice of life itself intelligently exposed by those who break the chain. For serious science fiction fans, Tionsphere marks the beginning of a complex new series with plenty to think about long after the intense reading experience is over, and it’s therefore highly recommended for hardcore fans of the genre.” – Readers’ Favorite
The elimination of Earth’s excess water was crucial to building a better world, providing access to real estate and raw materials. For a thousand years, the ejected ice remained safely stored in Tion’s orbit, and the human population soared.
Mike has a licence to move tourists through Tion’s spheres, despite new restrictions in the movement of people and data. His latest clients know nothing of his previous life and relationship to Pazel, or of the voice from his past, tempting him to return.
When Mike discovers scattered communities across Tion’s exposed surface, he knows he must confront Pazel. As they descend into the Depths and beyond, the crisis facing Tion becomes clear: the oceanic ice starts to bombard the world. Their journey becomes one of survival, not just theirs, but for hundreds of thousands of billions of consumers.
The Uprisers follows desperate people as they are forced to leave the safety of their connected lives behind and rise up toward the surface of Tion.
Desperate people will do anything to survive.
A pledge to their demiurge could be enough.
At the beginning of February 2060, Mount Erebus erupted, the first of a chain of Antarctic volcanoes that forever changed Earth’s future. Within days, sea levels began to rise, until sixty metres of water claimed coastlines worldwide.
Twelve-year-old Xin-yi and her mother fled their home, surviving amongst a community of rice farmers. A year later, a chance conversation with international census officials prepared her for a new life.
Now fourteen, Xin-yi commences her training as a visionary. It is her task to imagine a new Earth, rising above the drowning waters. Thousands of young people strive to design a world in which the displaced millions can live, and engineer a solution that will take a millennium to populate.
But Xin-yi’s challenges are more personal: coming to terms with the loss of her brother and unexpected feelings toward a friend. She has to choose between working to benefit humanity and her internal conflict with love.
Set over three decades after the 2060 flood, The Visionary combines dystopian, future and science fiction, and introduces J.C. Gemmell’s Tion series.
Hard Sci-Fi World Building Cookbook
Author: John Freeman
Start with a story. Choose the locations it needs. Have the science behind them at your fingertips, as needed.
I own a copy of this book. It is extremely detailed and well-researched. You can benefit from it whether you write fantasy/space opera like me, or whether you are the sort of writer who insists on realism in your sci-fi.
Hiking With a Killer
Author: Lyncee Shillard
Buy Link: This story is a WIP
Cami removed the gas nozzle from her car and turned back to the pump.
“Ain’t seen you before,” An elderly man stated.
Her heart skipped a couple of beats. She’d been so focused on replaying the scene with her grandma she hadn’t heard him approach.
“Just passing through,” she forced a smile. The man wore a faded blue t-shirt and blue work pants.
It Happened at the World's Fair (Movie Review)
Actors: Elvis Presley, Gary Lockwood, Joan O'Brien
(Rent for $1.99, plus purchase options)
The film follows Mike Edwards (Elvis), a crop duster who's business gets grounded, when he loses his plane. And it is all thanks to the gambling addition of his partner, Danny Burke (Gary Lockwood). To try and get their plane back, the duo hitchhike to Seattle World's Fair. But when they get there Mike find love and Danny finds easy pigeons for his gambling, but kind they find the happy ever after they are both looking for? You'll have to see the film to find out.
Kaleb the Brave
Author: Adam McCoy
Genre: Children's Books
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Have you ever been afraid of the dark or what could be lurking in it? Have you ever wanted to face your fears but did not know how to defeat them? What if you had superpowers that could move mountains? Kaleb The Brave is a book about a young boy that struggles to find his courage amongst his fears. Will he be able to conquer them, or will they take over?
Laurel Glen Series
Author: B.L. Scott
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
A successful woman wary of charming men. A man full of regret for a massive error in judgement. Their fiery relationship that almost wasn’t. A novel of international intrigue, last chances, and trust.
Lindsey Kelly loves two things—fast cars and her counter-terrorism business. She’s a self-made Beltway Bandit who rewards herself for her successes by racing her “baby,” a Ferrari F430 Spider, at Laurel Glen. When the car malfunctions during a practice lap, she meets a new track mechanic, Gavin Blake. Lindsey initially finds his looks compelling, but his judgmental and know-it-all attitude remind her of everything life with her ex-husband taught her to avoid.
For his part, Gavin isn’t interested in rich women who think they own the world. Or so he tells himself. In his previous life as a high-powered attorney, someone like Lindsey could have been his, but now, simplicity is what he craves. He hopes an uncomplicated life as an auto mechanic with little responsibility will help him avoid another colossal error in judgment.
The lives of these two self-avowed loners keep colliding, however, and a steamy on-again/off-again connection develops. They are eventually pulled into a vortex of danger when a terrorist organization attempts a takeover of Lindsey’s company. Working with the CIA, Lindsey becomes bait to draw out the leader of this radical group. Faced with personal jeopardy, Gavin and Lindsey discover a love and trust that is necessary for their very existence.
A woman determined that no man will orchestrate her life. A man haunted by his past and not ready for love. A powerful international tale of passion, danger, and second chances.
Carolyn Stone knows fear, but she’s vowed never to be powerless again. She must succeed in the counter-terrorist school to be eligible for her State Department deployment to a foreign posting. Everything is riding on this, and her counter-terrorist school instructor, Ben Jackson, is standing in her way. Carolyn is agitated by his high-handed, drill sergeant disposition but is also drawn to his intense, dark, good looks.
Ben feels the spark between them, but he’s haunted by an incident in Afghanistan that makes any relationship problematic. He doesn’t deserve a smart, sexy woman, especially one whose expressive eyes intrigue him—one moment sparkling with interest, the next filled with sorrow and trepidation.
Carolyn and Ben meet again in Jordan where the passion that has been smoldering leaps into flame. Carolyn unwittingly becomes entangled in a terrorist plot that endangers America’s national security and could destroy the tenuous calm in the Middle East. It falls to Ben to protect the only woman he could love.
The Tortuga Sunrise Resort on Grand Cayman Island offers sun, sea, sand, and fun. The resort owners try hard to provide an atmosphere where their guests can escape from the worries of work and everyday life. But behind the sparkling beaches, the swim-up bars, and the genial camaraderie, all is not as it seems. Something more sinister is lurking behind the idyllic, tropical façade.
Dylan Bodden is happy with his life in the States as a security contractor with his buddies from his SEAL team days. He never expected to be an innkeeper while still in his thirties. But when his parents are killed in a tragic accident, he's forced to return to the Cayman Islands and join his sister, Leri, in attempting to keep the family resort afloat.
Meredith Elliott arrives at the hotel desperately in need of the relaxation promised in the glitzy, online brochure. She must make some pressing life decisions, and Tortuga Sunrise is just the lush, tropical surroundings she wants while she contemplates her future.
Neither Dylan nor Meredith expects—or wants—the instant chemistry they both feel. But there can be trouble even in paradise, and it seems to be waiting for them. Soon they're entangled in a dangerous rivalry with a neighboring resort involving international corporations, property rights, and nefarious business dealings that can change their idyllic island respite into a life threatening situation.
One thing is for sure—nothing in their lives will ever be the same again.
A Love Restrained
Author: Becky Flade
Old secrets, new threats...What are they willing to sacrifice? Philadelphia police officer Kylee Parker sees the work in absolutes, that is, until she chases a drug dealer into a dead-end alley and finds the bad boy she once thought she loved. Jayson Donovan is loyal to a local mobster, but he can’t help reaching for Kylee when he knows he shouldn’t. Even when his secrets threaten them both.
Author: Lisabet Sarai
Genre: Historical multicultural MMF erotic romance
When a charismatic Indian lawyer arrives at their remote Assamese tea plantation, he tempts a married couple with forbidden carnal delights.
In the early years of their marriage, Priscilla and Jonathan eagerly indulged their physical desires, but now that passion has dwindled. Childlessness and the horrors of the Great War have taken a toll on their relationship. Though Priscilla still aches for Jon’s touch, he seems preoccupied with settling his father’s affairs in India, so they can sell the plantation they’ve inherited and return to England.
Anil Kumar served as solicitor to Jon’s father. Arriving unannounced, drenched by a monsoon deluge, he enchants both Priscilla and Jon with his beauty, poise and wisdom. In separate incidents, each of them succumbs to Anil's lustful attentions. Will the illicit cravings excited by the handsome Indian be the final stroke that destroys their marriage? Or the route to saving it?
Note: This book was previously published by Totally Bound. It has been revised and re-edited for this release.
Author: Dee S. Knight
Genre: Military Romance
Men and women of the armed forces experience lust and love pretty much like everyone else. Except, well, there is that uniform. And the hard-to-resist attraction of “duty, honor, service” as a man might apply them to a woman’s pleasure. All things considered, romance among the military is a pretty sexy, compelling force for which you’d better be armed, whether weighing anchor and moving forward into desire, dropping anchor and staying put for passion, or in anchor home, setting a course for renewed love. Explore the world of love and the military and see just how hot Naval Maneuvers can be.
Sho Okamuto Collection
Author: Sho Okamuto
Genre: Action/Adventure, Comics
Street Comics Series
The government has decided to clear out the projects to build a new city and the gangs in the projects stood their ground and started a war with the police force. The next day with the riot being over, three best friends living in the projects get together, as usual, to hang out to have a good time. Police patrolling the projects, gangs hanging around the streets, the three street kids will encounter events during their day, which they did not expect to happen. Join the wild ride and join a day in the life of the three street kids journey, to see the crazy events unfold and will they survive the tough streets or will something go wrong? See what they get up to!
Street Kids 2
An exciting new adventure, the sequel to Street Kids, where Sid has begun a new chapter in his life. After the massacre, Sid has begun a new journey in his life, becoming a bare-knuckle knockout king, fighting to earn some cash. The projects are getting worse and worse, as new gangs are starting to emerge, causing trouble in the streets and harassing innocent people. Sid is on a new mission to fight crime, to protect innocent people, and wants to stop the madness of the criminal activities happening in the projects, so the innocent people don't have to suffer and experience the same pain as Sid is going through. Jump on and continue with the thrilling ride and continue the fast-paced action-adventure journey with Sid, as he fights in no-time limit bare-knuckle boxing matches and saving an innocent kid from the gangsters. Sid will run into an obscure person and the time will come, where Sid will have to decide between life or death.
The world of crime, the greed to steal to become rich, is the way how criminals survive on the rough and tough streets to become successful in their life, through their craft of hustling and their art of stealing.
Three strangers from different walks of life get offered a robbery job by an anonymous man. If successful in pulling off the robbery, the three strangers will be set for life.
A robbery that was supposed to go smoothly as planned, backfires from an unexpected ambush.
Did the robbers get set up? Is there a snitch within their crew?
Be part of an exciting, thrilling adventure, to see how the robbery unfolds and will the robbers survive and come out successful.
The Yakuza Way
A yakuza name Carlos gets busted and gets arrested for selling drugs on the streets. Carlos is at court and the police officer meets with Carlos. The police officer offers Carlos to go undercover, to help the police officer to take down and have Carlos's yakuza boss get arrested. Enjoy the photo comic and ride with Carlos on this exciting, thrilling journey and see if Carlos will succeed in his new adventure.
The Chef and the Yakuza
A yakuza-owned restaurant, ran by a talented head chef, gets a surprise visit from the owner of the restaurant aka the yakuza boss. A nice catch-up ends up turning sour and the yakuza boss challenges the head chef in a game of poker, giving the head chef no choice but to accept the challenge. If the head chef wins the poker game, he will walk free but if the head chef loses to the yakuza boss in a game of poker, the head chef may not be walking out alive. Check out the photo comic book and be part of an exciting and thrilling, action-filled adventure and see what will happen to the head chef.
Sin Imara is a city where the yakuza has the power and is the ruler of the corrupted city. Businesses run and owned by the yakuza, where cops have no power and no access into Sin Imara. Simon is an undercover cop, who got his cover blown, gets killed by the ruthless yakuza. Getting shot up and getting sent down to the burning gates of hell, Simon arrives in hell who will meet with a devil. The devil explains the deal that Lucifer has given to Simon and Simon accepts the deal and accepts his new mission. The devil gives Simon superhero powers, giving Simon the powers being able to transform into a superhero called Talon. Talon aka Simon must now go and avenge his killers and will Talon keep the deal as promised or will he break the promise with Lucifer. Follow the thrilling, fast-paced journey of the new superhero, Talon and be part of an exciting story and see what will happen to Talon aka Simon.
Vic Pandal Collection
Author: Vic Pandal
Genre: Action/Adventure, Espionage
Bond Double Oh Who?
A super agent cannot allow enemy spies to conduct their nefarious activities without intervention, and Super Agent Ace Bond is the man to stop them and save the world.
Despite unwelcome thoughts impeding his focus, Cornelius gleefully anticipates renewing his relationship with an old acquaintance, but other activities threaten to distract him. Perhaps his preoccupation with nefarious interests, latent family ties, and his bid for some quick cash may be too much.
Sal'fish Sammy's Tabij (Is A Guyanese Ting Book 1)
The dialog in this story is in Guyana's Creole broken English dialect. Do NOT read this story if you're not of Guyanese, West Indian, or Caribbean origin.
Sal'fish Sammy depends on his trusty tabij to help him elude trouble and escape danger, but there might be a limit to how much aid the amulet can provide. Will the tabij support his next escapade, brazen as it is, or will Sammy go down this time? Find out if the tabij is as powerful as Sammy thinks in this entertaining adventure.
Genre: LGBT Romance
Rainbow Desire is a celebration of life and love in its kaleidoscope of exotic rainbow colours. The stories within the book also reflect its vibrant shades of romance from light and dark. I hope you will enjoy the wealth of narratives in this glorious LGBTQ+ anthology.
A Rancher's Pride
Author: Barbara White Daille
Genre: Clean Romance
Sam Robertson’s life just changed. In one short day, he found out that he’s a daddy; that his beautiful little girl, Becky, is deaf; and that her aunt, sign language teacher Kayla Ward, intends to fight him for custody.
There are plenty of reasons Sam shouldn’t fall for Kayla. A city girl like her has no place on his ranch, particularly when she’s his ex-wife’s gorgeous sister. But thanks to the judge’s orders, Sam’s spending a lot of time with Kayla, trying to give Becky the stable home she’s never known.
Despite their ongoing custody battle, Sam and Kayla’s love for Becky brings them closer than they ever expected, and Sam knows that no matter who wins in court, he could still lose—Kayla or his daughter.
The Scent of a Man (6-Book Series)
Author: Veralyn Keach
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Vampires
Per the author, "if you're a lover of the Twilight series, this will be up your alley."
A Season To Avenge
Author: Russ J. Taylor
Genre: Action, Crime Fiction, Hard-Boiled Mystery
Fans of Harry Bosh, Death Wish, The Equalizer or Dirty Harry will love this book!
An intense and groundbreaking crime thriller about a retired detective turned vigilante who will stop at nothing to hunt down the killer of his best friend’s son.
Jack Wilson is a retired detective in California with extensive experience as an investigator. He has a perfect life until his best friend’s son is murdered while inadvertently interrupting a home burglary. The police investigate the case, but find no obvious leads and the case subsequently stalls. Jack is compelled to start looking into the case and is immediately warned by the lead homicide investigator stop or face criminal charges. Jack now has to decide if he is willing to forfeit the ethical and legal principles he has followed his entire career and risk the likely consequences.
The search leads him to a career criminal and his protégé who are on a vicious drug fueled crime spree that is spiraling out of control. Working alone, Jack must not only try to outmaneuver the lead detective whose intuition tells her Jack is running a parallel investigation, but also attempt to catch the killer. Through the use of unfamiliar and unconventional methods, Jack undertakes a relentless journey attempting to find and bring the killer to his own version of justice.
Sergeant Pepper and Mr. Paws
Author: Al Riney
Genre: Animal Stories, Children's Books
Private Rick Santos and the little cat who befriended him—Sergeant Pepper—are now famous war heroes: battle buddies wounded in combat and awarded the Purple Heart together. In foreign territory, they survived mortar fire and enemy insurgents. In domestic territory, they endured hospitals and therapy centers.
Now they’ll face their greatest challenge yet: civilian life.
When Rick is sent to a special facility for intensive post-traumatic stress therapy, he trusts his Uncle Ernest Gonzales in Florida with Sergeant Pepper’s care. In the foreign world of Hummingbird Circle, Sergeant Pepper encounters a clutter of six cats managed by the mild-mannered Mister Paws, the polydactyl pal of Uncle Ernest.
These lazy, quirky, and undisciplined house cats thoroughly annoy the disciplined Sergeant Pepper. With her army mindset, she feels like a square peg jammed into a round hole.
War’s long tendrils soon reach into the cushy, relaxed existence found at Uncle Ernest’s home. When a gang of tough street cats and a vicious attack dog named Killer disrupt the peace of Hummingbird Circle, the army cat sees it as her duty to assist Mister Paws in overcoming the insurgency.
Only this time, Sergeant Pepper faces an unexpected threat. She discovers something worse than enemy insurgents . . . her own deeply-hidden PTSD. Can she overcome her own demons to save those in her charge? Will she ever be reunited with her best friend Rick? Find out in Sergeant Pepper and Mister Paws, a wonderful new read for ages 10 and up.
Author: Steve Prentice
Genre: Teen, Young Adult, Native American Fiction, Metaphysical Fiction
Life is a mess. Trae lost his mom. He had to move from the reservation to New York City. Now, he’s having visions of burning rivers and a decaying world. What else could go wrong?
After his mother’s death from cancer, Trae and his father moved into the city. It seemed all his father wanted was to get as far away from the reservation as possible, forgetting their life there and the heartache of his wife’s death. Sometimes, it seemed to Trae, his father would like to forget him, too.
Trae had been told by some of his teachers that he was “crazy.” He had never believed them and told himself they just didn’t understand him and were too lazy to get to know him. After coming face to face with Ela, one of the Little People of legend, Trae starts to believe maybe he is as crazy as they had always accused him of being. As Trae’s friendship with Ela grows, his imagination becomes plagued by visions of burning rivers and a decaying world.
Is it an active imagination trying to come to grips with the death of his mother? Madness? Or an ancient prophecy coming to life?
A Stolen Heart
Author: Kayelle Allen
Genre: Sci-Fi Romance
When he rescues a half-human orphan, a glorified space pirate turned entrepreneur sets in motion a chain of events that threatens to topple the powerful Thieves' Guild he once led.
Multiple layers of conspiracy unfold, reaching all the way to Luc's immortal ex--the king. Behind each solved mystery looms an unseen foe, undoing the good Luc accomplishes. For the sake of this child, Luc must postpone his own freedom and master his desire for revenge or he will violate an ancient vow. Worse, he'll put the toddler at risk.
At war with his compassion for the vulnerable child, loyalty to the king, duty to the Guild, and the bright lure of freedom he's coveted for centuries, Luc seeks the right path. Will he choose liberty and unparalleled success, or restore the Thieves' Guild to its former glory while overseeing the child's training?
A hard choice for any man.
For an immortal whose inner monster can destroy on sight? Impossible.
A pirate with a monstrous past can never be trusted with an innocent child. Luc must ensure the child is protected, safe, nowhere near danger. Nowhere near him. Even if this little boy has already stolen his heart...
Surviving the Business of Health Care
Author: Barbara Galutia Regis
Genre: Medical, Nonfiction
Healthcare has changed immensely over the past few generations - house calls from a local family doctor are a thing of the past, and the deeply personal relationships and bonds between provider and patient are eroding with the demands of for-profit insurance. As a family practitioner focused on cradle-to-grave care, author Barb Regis has a valuable perspective on how patients can experience better outcomes.
Topics addressed in this information-packed book include how to choose a primary care physician, how to plan for catastrophic healthcare costs, how to comparison-shop for medication, and how to be an effective advocate for yourself and loved ones. As the daughter of a busy family doctor, Barb also shares vivid anecdotes from her childhood which illuminate the heart of a doctor's calling and demonstrate how insurance can dictate and interfere with quality of care. This book is a must-listen for everyone who wants to make informed, effective decisions about healthcare - knowledge is power!
Indie Author and Reviewer
There Are No Countries
Author: Marshall Smith
Genre: Romantic Fantasy, Science Fiction
Scouting crews arrive on newly discovered Dandros to find it ripe with life and fresh for colonization. There are no people and no vertebrate animals. But there is one castle, and one statue of a man known as the anomaly. Energy resonates from the head of this monument of times past where instruments and machinery probe the anomaly’s head and its empty keep, the only signs of civilization. It mourns for its love, speaks of its demise, and tells the humble beginnings of Dandros. It is kept under lock and key for the stories it tells.
They learn that his name is Doug, a traveler from long ago, and he had prayed to a being known as the Goddess. Doug’s energy mentions her endlessly just before he had turned to stone. He had been making plans for her physical arrival on Dandros.
The Three Minute Club
Author: Yuyan Huang
The Three Minute Club is a blog featuring the author's thoughts, plus three one-minute exercises: a physical exercise, a mantra, and a mindfulness exercise. It's perfect for those who have trouble allowing themselves to take breaks.
You can read my review of the Three Minute Club here.
Author: Bo Aro
Genre: Adventure, Suspense
Buy Link: This story is free to read online
POV: You have the power of plant manipulation, and have been secured and contained inside of a forest. One day you discover that a ranger has been watching you through binoculars, from her tower. You become friends.
True Detective Series
Author: Lynn Chantale
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Steamy Romance
Family is everything.
No one knows that better than Carson, Matt and Nathalie. Through trials, and hardships, unwavering love and devotion, they’ve built a solid family unit. But Matt longs for a reunion with his estranged family.
A family in need.
In spite of the pain his sister put him through, Matt agrees to help his sister with a potentially ugly custody battle. Meanwhile Carson struggles to keep both Matt and Nathalie safe from Black Hemlock and anew more potential dangerous foe.
With every family there are secrets and hidden truths and buried lies. And lies, even those of omission, can destroy.
Contains strong language, violence, and explicit descriptions of sex. Contains BDSM elements. Also contains sensitive material which may trigger some readers.
Where Darkness Meets Light
Author: Sabrine Elouali
A poetry collection depicting the trials and tribulations of living with mental illness and the journey of one girl's struggles to try and overcome them. From the difficult beginnings of life that contributed to her illnesses, to the present day where she still faces her demons day in day out. Full of harsh truths, comforting truths, and humbling truths. A book that will have you reflecting on your own life, where you can make changes, improvements and start to really challenge your regular ways of thinking. Featuring descriptions of hope as well as woeful testimonies, each poem illustrates the thoughts and emotions this young woman has gone through and continues to go through. Having written this book to inspire, and open the eyes of all who come across it, as well as hopes of breaking the stigmas around mental health and mental illness.
A Witch's Quandary
Author: Tena Stetler
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Gale's engagement is off because she refuses to leave her thriving business in Ireland to follow Dillon to Scotland. Her family and friends are on the emerald isle. Yet, when Dillon returns with the whole story and asks for her help, she must follow her heart.
Becoming a Solicitor, then partner in the family law firm was never Dillon's dream. Now it's his nightmare. Called to Scotland, his father demands he take his rightful place in the firm or be disowned and disinherited. Something is terribly amiss in the firm and family.
During Gale and Dillon's investigation, they discover the enforcer for the Demon Overlord is also delving into rumors the firm is acting illegally. Magic has been stolen, someone is being blackmailed, and a member of the Witch's council is corrupt. If Gale and Dillon want a life together in Ireland, they have to unearth secrets threatening to destroy the firm and family in Scotland.
Author: Helen Henderson
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Newly handfasted to the dark-haired archmage Lord Dal, Ellspeth and her husband escort his mother on a final journey to her ancestral lands. Their plans change when mercenaries under the control of a rogue mage attack. Dal's mother is severely wounded and Ellspeth is captured. Her sole hope for escape is Nobyn, an untrained wizard going through the throes of awakening magic. However, Nobyn is Bashim's apprentice and under the mage's total control.
Dal must make an impossible decision whether to rescue his wife, cure his mother, or thwart Bashim's plans. More than who lives or dies is at stake. He might be able to live with his responsibility for the death of a loved one, but could he survive killing the future of magic.
Thank you for highlighting our beautiful new anthology of LGBTQIA+ romance stories, Rainbow Desire!ReplyDelete
Great blog. I'm looking forword to reading Rainbow Desire. It has so many talented authors in it.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a great collection of books here. I’m especially looking forward to reading Rainbow Desire.ReplyDelete
Thanks for including me! (writing as Chris Eboch in this case)ReplyDelete
Thanks for including my book A Witch's Quandary in your recommendations for July! I really appreciate it!ReplyDelete