The Donovan Trait Collection
Author: Seelie Kay
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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First We Kill All the Lawyers
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Donovan Trait is a marked man. He is flamboyant, stunningly handsome, and notoriously insatiable, but his attitude and style belie his skills in the courtroom. No one survives a cross-examination at Donovan’s hands. His knowledge of the law and trial practice has accumulated over the years… and years, of experience. More than three hundred years. You see, when Donovan isn’t seducing judges and juries, he’s a creature of the night. And now that someone has decided that it’s time to kill all lawyers, his lust for attention has set him in the murderer’s sights.
The problem is that vampires don’t die. Not easily, anyway. That’s good news for Donovan, not so much for his very human lady love, also a target of the serial killer. Will several unsuccessful attempts on his life expose Donovan’s true nature? Will the killer learn the secret that will guarantee a permanent death? Or will Donovan finally manage to put an end to the killer’s murderous spree and live happily ever after, with his lady love?
Ye Gods! The Law is an Ass!
It was the Great Lie, and it could destroy the Vampire Nation.
In First, We Kill All the Lawyers, vampire lawyer Donovan Trait survived repeated attacks by a serial killer. Now, after violating a marital agreement with the Vampire Coalition and several ancient Vampire Laws, Donovan and his newly-turned vampire bride are on the run.
In exchange for permitting a pure-blood vampire to marry a turned human, the Traits had agreed to allow vampire scientists to monitor the conception and birth of their children. But when Judge Shirley Magnusen Trait turns up accidentally pregnant on her wedding day, the fury of the Coalition is unleashed.
The tribunal recommends unacceptable punitive action and the Traits are forced to flee to a mysterious island of vampire nuns. The Traits are, by profession, seekers of the truth. But this time the truth may not set them free. In fact, it could start a revolution. Will the Traits escape the clutches of the Coalition and keep their babies safe? Or will their family be... eliminated?
Down the Drain
Author: Fallon Brown
Buy Link: This story is a WIP
“It’s fine. They released him shortly after you left, diagnosed with dehydration. He’s supposed to take it easy for the next day. We’ll see how that goes.”
There was a soft laugh from behind him, and I looked up to see Amery step into the room. I clamped my mouth shut. I liked them. They’d only been dating Quin for a few weeks, but they fit into our group almost seamlessly. They also worked for my brother-in-law, and I worried anything that was said here would make it back to him, and thus my brother.
Dreams of Winter
Author: Christian Warren Freed
Genre: Sci-Fi Fantasy
THEY SAY THE BEST WAY TO KILL A GOD IS TO STOP BELIEVING. WHAT IF THE GODS DON'T WANT TO DIE?
It is a troubled time. The old gods are returning and they want the universe back. The Conclave has ruled the 700 known worlds since the fall of the gods. It is an empire built upon a lie. Together with the Inquisition and the mighty Prekhauten Guard, they preserve peace and justice for all, while stamping out heresy when it arises.
Senior Inquisitor Tolde Breed is sent to the planet Crimeat to investigate the escape of one of the deadliest beings in the history of the universe: Amongeratix, one of the fabled THREE, sons of the god-king. He arrives on a world where heresy breeds insurrection, and war is only a matter of time. Aided by Sister Abigail of the Order of Blood Witches, and a company of Prekhauten Guards, Tolde hurries to find Amongeratix and return him to Conclave custody before he can restart his reign of terror.
Perfect for fans of the Malazan Book of the Fallen, the Safehold series, and the Horus Heresy, Dreams of Winter is the first book in the exciting new military science fiction series the Forgotten Gods.
Read Dreams of Winter now and begin your journey into the realm of the Forgotten Gods.
The Dryad Chronicles 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Author: Callie Pey
Genre: Fantasy Romance
The Daughter of Earth
Just how far does one need to run to escape an arrest record? Melissa was determined to turn over a new leaf. Finding herself stuck between a decision to run again or accept her fate, she falls into a third option.
Transported to a fantastical world with mythological creatures that shouldn’t exist, she dances between a dream and a nightmare she can’t awaken from. Now Melissa's only choice is to find out who summoned her and why. There’s some rumbling about a prophecy, that there’s no way she’s a part of, creating unwanted interest from the leaders in the different realms. The only attention that she wants is from the handsome Elf who just can’t seem to stay away.
With her unique group of Dryads offering her protection and training, Melissa is beginning to feel like she can finally set down some roots of her own. Yet, she knows that she shouldn’t belong here. Can she survive the fear, suspicion, and monsters long enough to find a way home? More importantly, can she stop her heart from pulling in every direction except the way she came?
This is Book One of a five-part series. Get ready to experience the fantastical world of nymphs, satyrs, elves, and more. MFM. Adult content
The Calling of the Grove
After deciding to stay on Artemesia, Melissa was confident that running away from her problems was behind her. She would face all-new situations head-on, even if the Infernal god nipped at her heels in the dead of night. Only in Kelan’s arms could she find rest from the memories of that fateful night. When he is summoned away to answer for his war crimes… she’s left to wonder if she made the right decision after all.
The consequences of the winter solstice continue to unfold affecting all the groves. With the world’s balance on the edge of collapse, Melissa finds herself once again relying on guidance from gods. Their words push her straight towards the encounter she wanted to avoid. Right back into the only person she continually lied to herself about needing. Trouble is, he’s in love with someone else.
Despite Kelan’s treatment by his own people, Melissa prepares to mediate the precarious situation between the Elves and the Fae to bring the long war to an end. Can she hold herself together through her trauma and grief to find out what she is truly made of? Can she overcome what the world expects of her with only the whisper of prophecy at her back?
The Whispers of the Wind
Aurinia's getting everything she thought she waited for. Free from the confines of her tree with Graak at her side, the grove elders begin to challenge his intentions. Only finding the last member of their triad will sort the tense situation out, and there are fewer places to look with each passing day. With the weight and expectations of being a Vasilissa set solely on her shoulders, she struggles with wishing for a simpler life.
When the King of the Fae approaches the groves looking for assistance with a deadly air toxin affecting the Fey wilds, Aurinia is forced to deal with her emotions about the world before she’d even set down roots. The Watchtowers urge her for peace and the gods urge her to maintain the course. The situation complicates further when Helio reveals an old scroll of a promise from Voreios to the Seelie Court, one directly involving her.
Left confused and infuriated, Aurinia will have to decide between doing what is right for the grove and what is right for her heart. Taking a journey through the knowledge of the past to uncover the future's potential, can she confidently take that next step? Even if doing so puts Voreios back in direct confrontation with the enemy that destroyed them a century ago?
This is book 3 of the Dryad Chronicles Series. MFM
Eternal Moon Series
Author: Vicki Crum
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Once in a Blue Moon
Casey Montgomery’s lifelong addiction to “bad boys” has brought her nothing but heartache. Just as she swears off alpha males forever, a brief, torrid encounter with one of the hottest, Harley-riding, leather-jacketed hunks she’s ever seen leaves her reeling---and worse, jeopardizes her carefully laid plans to meet and fall in love with a nice, dependable nerd.
Jake Benedict has been around the block enough times to recognize his mate when he meets her, a gorgeous werewolf with a case of latent genes who doesn’t have a clue about her true identity. Jake is just the were to teach Casey about her ancient heritage and coax her feral side into revealing itself. While Casey can’t resist the intense physical attraction she feels for Jake, she’s determined to freeze him out emotionally.
Can Jake break through Casey’s defenses and prove to her once and for all that he’s one bad boy who’s playing for keeps?
Reed Montgomery’s life is perfect. With a flourishing business, a condo by the sea, and a social calendar any red-blooded bachelor would envy, he can’t imagine anything that could make him happier—until Marin Sawyer walks into his office in search of investment advice. He’s immediately smitten with the dark-haired beauty, and determined to have her at any cost.
A serious relationship isn’t on Marin’s radar right now, but a fling with a handsome man like Reed might be the perfect way to let off a little steam. The charming and oh-so-sexy human is impossible to resist, but when Marin settles down with a permanent mate it will be with a werewolf, like herself. Her father, the powerful Alpha of their pack, has decreed it should be so and Marin is nothing if not the dutiful daughter.
But things get complicated when Reed starts playing for keeps. Suddenly he’s making plans for the future, plans that include Marin—until he discovers the devastating secret she’s been hiding. Can Reed overcome what he sees as the ultimate betrayal? Will he fight to keep the gorgeous werewolf for himself—or forfeit the only woman to ever succeed in capturing his heart?
Voted Best Paranormal Romance of 2021 -- Book Buyer's Best Award
A sensual paranormal romance that will have you believing in true love.
Kat is out of her element when she arrives in Wyoming to do a story on an adventure excursion outfit. Her wilderness skills are non-existent until the hotter-than-hell owner of Into the Wild takes her under his wing and opens up a whole new world for her—in more ways than one.
Austin isn’t looking to complicate his life, but when his volatile attraction to Kat ignites an inferno in his werewolf blood, he has no choice but to act on it. Austin falls hard for Kat and is determined to claim her for his own. But first he must eliminate the threat from an abusive ex-husband who’s stalking her every move.
Embrace the Moon
When Ethan Sawyer’s intense attraction to the enchanting Skyler turns into a whole lot more, the popular country music star is ready to leave his wild bachelor days behind. But a serious relationship with a musician could be a bridge too far for the daughter of a famous rock and roll icon, cut down by a drug overdose in his prime.
Skyler has broken every promise she ever made to herself by falling in love with the last person on earth she should be with, a man who makes his living on the stage. When the media frenzy over them as a couple gets too hot for Skyler to handle, she has to take a step back and reevaluate her choices. Ethan’s willing to fight for the woman he loves, but how can he compete with a ghost and the heartache left in the wake of his tragic death?
Even if Ethan can convince Skyler that they can successfully navigate the pitfalls of his very public career to find their own happily ever, how will he explain the secret he’s been keeping about what’s buried in his DNA? A sizzling romance that will make you laugh, make you cry, and leave you wanting more!
The Freedom Building
Author: Martin Kendall
Genre: Psychological Thriller
When small-time architect John Gowan awakes in hospital with amnesia, he learns he is the designer of a world-famous building, replacing one destroyed by terrorists. But his world becomes a nightmare when a spiralling darkness stops him from seeing or remembering anything about the building, threatening his very existence if his secrets are exposed. Expected to fulfil his responsibilities with the media, his client, his own company and personal relationships, he desperately seeks the truth before it’s too late.
Author: Ian V. Conrey
Genre: Dark Fantasy, Steampunk
“Some call me Murderer, others call me Lord. I've been called Savior and Enslaver. But no one has ever called me Child.”
A young man signs his own death warrant when he joins an already failing militia. A teenage girl is haunted by her childhood abuse and begins to crave the very things she hates. A childless mother finds herself on the run as a convicted murderer. Yet they are all unaware that their own fates are tied to a young orphan who has drowned and come back to life in a foreign land where he will be the death of everyone he meets.
Hælend’s Ballad is a tale about what happens when men and women from two colliding cultures realize they may not be on the right side. Heroes are villains. The persecuted are oppressors. And when rumors begin to spread that the world is dying, the darkness of their own hearts betrays them.
The Haunted Hanging Tree
Author: David and Michael Krumboltz
Genre: Middle Grade, Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Mystery
The Haunted Hanging Tree is a story that suggests that maybe children are superior to adults in their ability to hear or see what adults cannot.
Scooter Kane, aged ten, a self-proclaimed detective; and his accomplice, twelve-year-old sister, Mary, accidently learn that William Kayne, their great-great-great-grandfather, was hanged in Dry Gulch, California, for murdering the local sheriff in 1873. Kayne swore he was innocent as he stood on the hanging platform in front of the locals and announced his soul would never leave the town until his name was cleared.
Scooter and Mary leave their Iowa home to visit Uncle Armando and Cousin Carlos in the historic gold-rush country of Northern California, determined to learn the truth about their long-dead relative. Carlos and his friend, 3J, lead Scooter and Mary on horseback to the ‘Hanging Tree’, which Scooter soon believes is haunted by William Kayne’s spirit.
A Hero's Heart
Author: Amber Daulton
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Lies. Betrayal. A million-dollar bounty.
After an undercover mission goes awry, DEA agent Jarrett Brandt hides out in the last place he wants to be—his hometown. Now he’s stuck with his judgmental parents and the memory of his perfect brother hanging over his head. His one bright light? Marissa Reinn Brandt—his high school sweetheart and former sister-in-law.
Marissa lost Jarrett once before. No way will she let him back in; then her son offers him their guestroom. His wicked charm and smoldering stares are hard to resist, but she’ll make him work to reclaim his spot in her bed.
When his enemies close in, how will Jarrett keep Marissa and her son safe, or will he lose his shot at redemption?
– A Hero’s Heart is a smoking hot second chance, romantic suspense novella. No cheating. HEA guaranteed.
– Second edition. Newly revised and edited.
Author: Wendy Rich Stetson
Genre: Sweet Romance
When Tessa's big-city plans take the A Train to disaster, she lands in her sleepy hometown, smack in the middle of the most unlikely love triangle ever to hit Pennsylvania's Amish Country.
Hot-shot Dr. Richard Bruce is bound to Green Ridge by loyalty that runs deep. Deeper still is Jonas Rishel's tie to the land and his family's Amish community. Behind the wheel of a 1979 camper van, Tessa idles at a fork in the road. Will she cruise the superhighway to the future? Or take a slow trot to the past and a mysterious society she never dreamed she'd glimpse from the inside?
I Am Not For Sale 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Author: Adriana Kraft
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense, Mystery
It’s nothing personal...
It all seems simple enough—Ukrainian immigrant Nadja Petrov is determined to hold on to her thriving new coffee shop, Nadja’s Literary Cappuccino, and Java Beans District Rep Kevin Langley is equally determined to move into her North Iowa town with a franchise and run her out of business.
He scopes her out, she keeps a watchful eye on him, and the sparring begins. But there are other players involved, and the web of intrigue soon threatens Nadja, her shop, and her aunt as well as Kevin, his potential franchise, and his son. Within this cauldron simmers a sexual attraction between Nadja and Kevin that catapults them to overcome their fears of intimacy and commitment. Their lovemaking is tender and raw. Their love is nearly lost in tragedy—can it survive doubts, fire, and even a death?
Into the Dark
Author: Evelyn Gray
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Among the pine trees and mountains the unthinkable happens: The Caldera in the Pacific North West erupts and along with it Fey's normal and stable life. On the eve of her 18th birthday, she emerges from her tranquil life seeking out the mystery of her past- and her future.
Nothing about her future is entirely what it seems, however; and she has to pick her loyalties carefully or risk starting a war between all the races.
Unraveling all the pieces of her new identity will take Fey from coast to coast and in the arms of her chosen mates: a dragon, a wolf, and a vampire. The only question is, will their love be able to be stand up to the darkness or will it drive them all apart?
Jax Diamond Mysteries
Author: Gail Meath
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Historical Mystery, Murder Mystery
It’s all fun and games, until someone gets killed.
Meet Jax Diamond, a sharp, sophisticated, skilled, no-nonsense private detective. Or is he? Glued to his side is his canine partner, Ace, a fierce and unrelenting German Shepherd whose mere presence terrorizes criminals into submission. Well, maybe not.
But the two of them are a whole lot smarter than they look. And they have their hands full when a playwright’s death is declared natural causes, and his new manuscript worth a million bucks is missing.
Laura Graystone, a beautiful rising Broadway star, is dragged into the heart of their investigation, and she’s none too happy about it. Especially when danger first strikes, and she needs to rely on her own ingenuity to save their hides.
Join Jax, Laura and Ace on a fun yet deadly ride during the Roaring Twenties that takes twists and turns, and a race against time to find the real murderer before he/she/they stop them permanently.
It’s a deadly game of who’s who, and who isn’t. (Releasing 4/1/22 or before!)
Things get pretty sticky for PI Jax Diamond and his courageous canine partner, Ace, when their best friend, a cop, is framed for murder. And not just anyone’s murder. The victim is the fiancée of the most notorious gangster in the city, Orin Marino, Jax’s deadliest enemy.
Laura Graystone, the budding Broadway Star and Jax’s new squeeze, proves to be an ingenious partner as they sift through clues trying to find the real murderer. But when Jax is pinched for another crime, Laura and Ace are forced to go undercover.
Hang on to your seat as Jax, Laura and Ace take you on another crazy, whodunit ride during the Roaring Twenties. Where no one is who they seem, and those who do, aren’t. Anything goes during an era of fun and frolic, song and dance, speakeasies, gangsters, bootlegging and bribes.
Kaddim Brothers Series
Author: Jessica Subject
Genre: Sci-Fi Romance, M/M Romance
Author: Jessica Subject
Genre: M/M Romance, Sci-Fi
Kaddim Brothers book one
Vawn doesn’t need a mate. He’s already established himself universe-wide as a hot name in fashion, while raising his daughter. But he won’t say no to a fling with a hot space racer when he travels to Eurebly to visit his brothers. One night. That’s all he can give. Because his heart shattered when he lost his previous alpha, and he hasn’t been able to repair it completely. He refuses to love someone like that ever again.
Ojokun survived on Jenegath in order to leave the planet and become the best space racer in the universe. Though he flies with a team, he’s never depended on anyone outside of his jet. He keeps to himself. Has one-night stands, just like every other space racer. But, after a mind-blowing night with the brother of two of his teammates, he can’t stop thinking about the gorgeous omega, or the foreign longing that scares him more than his overly-protective teammates.
Can Ojokun convince Vawn that he wants more than one night? Or is that all they were ever meant to be?
Buy Link: This story is a WIP
Genj is a cinnamon roll alpha. Even as one of the circuit’s best space racers, he’s shy and rather clumsy. Not qualities anyone wants in a mate, especially the omega he’s crushed on for years. But when Genj invites Utahn on a whim to visit him for a weekend, he’s surprised the omega agrees.
Utahn never expected his best friend’s older brother to reciprocate his feelings. Genj is a space racer, and everyone in the universe knows they rarely commit. When the two get together, sparks fly. And what once seemed impossible becomes a dream come true.
But situations change. And past relationships have a way of interfering with new ones. Can Genj and Utahn work through past traumas, or were they never meant to be more than a childhood crush?
Author: Veronica Scott
Genre: Sci-Fi Adventure, Sci-Fi Romance
Kyden is the top ranked gladiator in the Five Systems but he’s hardly there by choice. Unscrupulous guards faked his death in the lab where he was created and sold him into slavery in the galaxy’s hinterlands. He has no idea where his home is or how many years have passed since he was condemned to a life of endless combat. Kill or be killed is the rule and a Badari never gives up. He’ll fight to stay alive until the Badari goddess sees fit to decree his death.
Elara Vasclavian is the daughter of a senator, as far removed from the life of a gladiator as a noblewoman can be until through the machinations of a political enemy, she ends up in terrible jeopardy. Abducted and given to a group of drunken gladiators for their amusement the night before the games, Elara vows to put up a fight but there’s no real hope of saving herself.
Until Kyden steps in, responding to the goddess’s commandment to protect those who are smaller and weaker.
And discovers she’s his fated mate.
Rescued, Elara returns to her life of privilege but she can’t forget the man who saved her life. The gulf between their places in the Five Systems is unbridgeable, no matter how much Kyden longs for even a glimpse of her in the arena audience. No matter how much she feels the pull to be by his side. As matters stand, they cannot be together…
Or can they?
KYDEN is the first book in a new series, spun off from my ongoing Badari Warriors series. Kyden is a Generation Five Badari whereas the main characters in the long running series are from a later time and are Generation Eight. This new series stands alone and you don’t have to have read any of the other books to enjoy this one. I couldn’t resist the temptation to tell a few other Badari stories, set in the galaxy’s Hinterlands, and who can resist gladiators?
The Last Dragon
Author: Daryl Devore
Genre: Medieval Fantasy Romance
What do dragons, knights and romance have in common? Grab a copy of multi-published author Daryl Devore’s medieval fantasy romance – The Last Dragon and discover the answer.
A sorcerer craving dominance merged with a dragon, the power overwhelmed him causing him to split into three dragons. Demora ruled thought, but was lost in time. Yidithe offered protection, shining like the light of the sun. Ayrradex craved chaos, revelling in destroying souls.
Many knights died, attempting to slay the devil beast. One knight, Prince Hawkyns, did not fear death. He’d lost everything. Away on a mission when Ayrradex attacked his father’s kingdom, Penrythe, Hawkyns returned to find his noble father – feeble and defeated. His wise mother – crazed. His beautiful wife and unborn child - dead. Only a pile of ashes remained for him to bury. He knelt before his King and vowed to slay the devil-beast or be slain.
Derry was born with powers that terrified her parents. They delivered her to a nunnery to be raised in secret. Jathe, a wise sorceress, discovered the young girl and trained her to one day use the secret hidden in her soul.
Legends spoken around campfires hinted the sole way to destroy Ayrradex was when the hearts of a knight and a golden dragon became one. But after a vicious battle with Ayrradex, the golden dragon was thought to be dead.
Can Prince Hawkyns’s bravery and Derry’s powers end the reign of the devil-beast’s terror?
Led by Obsession
Author: Martha Wickham
Genre: Women's Crime, Detective
Deanna Jennings is planning a vacation and buys her travel tickets from a travel agent. When they don't arrive in her mail it becomes a struggle to get the tickets. The suspicious travel agent Greg, uses that as an excuse to have more time with her. Greg becomes involved in the death of Deanna's friend and Deanna must run from his obsession with her. She wants an end to it all, but first she and her sisters must catch him for their close friend. Together the sisters are unstoppable.
Little Reminders of Who I Am
Author: Jeff Bray
Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance
Is Thirteen Enough?
Aaron Stephenson loves his job. As food critic for the popular Houston Gazette, he gets to sample the best cuisine at the finest eateries in Houston, without paying a dime. And because there are so many great restaurants in Houston, he doesn't have to visit the same establishment twice... unless he wants to. But when Aaron stops in at Davies Deli, a non-descript, off-the-beaten-path, family-owned diner, he suddenly realizes he wants to come back; and it had less to do with the delicious food than the owners' brown haired, green eyed daughter, Deborah.
Aaron and Deborah feel a mutual attraction. But Deborah has a secret that could change everything.
And then there is Carter.
Little Reminders of Who I Was
Author: Jeff Bray
Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance
Buy Link: This story is a WIP
The book is about Derrick Stephens. He is a college student who works in a bookstore. He is struggling with school, work, and a recent loss in his family. So, he has little time for friends, much less a love life in spite of a coworker, Breonna, who has her eyes set on him.
Carter has been sent to bring them together, just as he was sent to bring Deborah and Aaron together in the first instalment. There will be obstacles on their road to getting together. A couple of missed opportunities and an unexpected bump in the road for the one responsible for their connection. He may even need an old friend to help him get back on track.
Love is Forever Series
Author: Marlene F. Cheng
Genre: Romance, Women's Fiction, Drama
Temptation and Surrender
Temptation and Surrender
This secret love child romance exposes illicit temptations—
A doctor-patient romantic encounter.
The charismatic hockey player is married with children.
Fearing media fodder,
the conniving young doctor schemes to conceal her prize.
Indecision brings the unsuspecting athletic lover to his knees.
Despair tears him to his wit’s end.
He must choose:
To abandon his loving family
To forsake his heart’s fathomless desire.
“Warm, psychologically introspective, culturally and spiritually revealing, and filled with the gentle flow of interconnected lives…”—Diane Donovan, Author/Editor, California Bookwatch
“Enjoyable read from start to finish! A unique intertwining of cultures, events, and emotions. Can’t wait for the next book!”—5 stars on Amazon, Dr. Diana, DDM
“Holy Cow! I would never have guessed Geneva’s last secret—brilliant!”—Joyce, a fan, Canada
“…a gripping novel that explores the depths and dimensions of human life…a must read for everyone.”—Maria Beltran for Readers’ Favorite
The Fallen Sniper Tears
Raven is the secret love child from Temptation and Surrender, Book One in the Love is forever Series. Much to the chagrin of his parents (Geneva an emergency room doctor and Y an NHL hockey star) he joins the Canadian army and becomes a superior sniper. He endures two harrowing tours of duty in Iraq.
Cheng fills this epic saga with enduring characters and lyrical writing.
Raven, “as fast as a flitting firefly, as silent as fallen snow” answers a call to reconnaissance duty in Mali.
His mother, who aches for her lover and has a horrendous fear for their love child’s safety, laments: “When I watch the moonshine on the water, a nostalgic longing comes over me… a strong yearning that moves me to tears.”
Can an ocean of tears separate the star-crossed lovers, forever?
A Mystical Embrace
A Mystical Embrace: A Mystical Romance Novel
When we view death through the lens of beauty, it surprises us how much more we can see.
The people and the places of the life gone, are textured by his soul’s weave. Each presence evokes the beauty of memories.
For each unforgettable character in this stunning sequel, we learn how the memories seep to the surface and bind forgotten joy and endured sorrow.
Throughout, there is an underlying flow of grace which is filled with compassion and understanding—an infusion of springtime into the winters of bleakness.
So intimate are the human encounters, they unravel the thread of one’s being and can even illuminate the heart.
Where does the flame go, when the candle is blown out?
This philosophical question haunts them, but they find the courage to take up the wondrous gift of being.
From the silence and stillness that fills the spaces where once their loved one dwelt; and through fathomless sadness, each hears the unheard eternal melody and dances with joy in renewed possibilities. --- Inspired by John O’Donohue, author of The Invisible Embrace
“Warm, psychologically introspective, culturally and spiritually revealing, and filled with the gentle flow of interconnected lives, A Mystical Embrace: A Mystical Romance Novel enhances Cheng’s Love is Forever Series.”—Publishers Daily Reviews.
“A Mystical Embrace is a fantastic journey that takes readers to the innermost corners of the human heart.”—Readers’ Favorite
“With her slow, lazy prowess at painting scenes with words, Cheng draws readers into lives unexpectedly entwined not just by life circumstances, but by mysticism and fate.”—Diane Donovan, Author/Editor, California Bookwatch
5 stars “ Wow, heart wrenching. Sad and great at the same time. Well written with well-crafted characters.”—Ily Renfroe, NetGalley.
The Madam's Friend
A Novel for Women about Flawed, Textured, Vulnerable Soulmates is Book Four in the Love is Forever Series.
The soulmates give us a glimpse into the joys, frustrations and horrors experienced as junior female doctors in South Sudan.
Friendship, betrayal, and redemption along with man’s inhumanity to man make their lives far more complicated than they ever could have imagined as ten-year-old pen pals.
They come to appreciate Mark Twain’s, “Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds when the heel has crushed it.”
The Madam’s Friend will change hearts, the secret place where we all live.
What readers are saying about books in the Love is Forever Series.
“Though the plot kept me turning pages eager to see what was going to happen next, I was drawn to the relationship of the Madame and her friend - I was intrigued with what connected them and how those bonds thrived. Honestly, I was drawn into the web of all the relationships in this wonderful story!” Diana a Beta Reader for The Madam’s Friend
“The Madam’s Friend is a wonderful companion for a rainy Saturday afternoon. Marlene Cheng’s easy and engaging style transported me to Tijay’s World from the very first page. I finished the book cover to cover in one sitting!” Desiree a Beta Reader for The Madam’s Friend
“Warm, psychologically introspective, culturally and spiritually revealing, and filled with the gentle flow of interconnected lives, A Mystical Embrace enhances the love is forever series —Diane Donovan, Author/Editor, California Bookwatch
“… gripping novels that explores the depths and dimensions of human life…a must read for everyone.”—Maria Beltran for Readers’ Favorite
The Man of Her Dreams 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Author: Dee S. Knight
Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance
Cassandra Hudson has traveled across country to a small town in South Carolina to find a tall man with deep, blue eyes that she’s only met in her dreams. She “sees” that he’s in danger and wants to stop him from a possible death. But more than that, she’s desperate to solve a mystery that involves her husband who has been dead for over two years. Too bad for her, her dream man wants to solve the mysteries of her body more than help her find a solution to her problem.
When Dan Morgan stops to help a beautiful woman on the side of the road outside his hometown, he doesn’t realize that she will drag him into the world of the paranormal in an effort to find out what happened to her husband and the half million dollars he was accused of stealing. What he does realize is the strong attraction he feels for her, despite his distrust of anything mystical, and the undeniable power she holds over him using her sexy body as a lure.
Love—if they can capture it—will make it both easier and harder for them to find the answers they need.
Merry Christmas, Eve
Author: Adam Wallace
Genre: Christmas Stories, Children's Books
From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Adam Wallace (How To Catch Series) comes a fun and heartwarming Christmas book for kids, that’s the perfect stocking stuffer!
Christmas is coming but the Christmas Spirit is nowhere to be found. Can a little elf named Eve find the Christmas Spirit and save Christmas before it’s too late?
Follow Eve on this fun and heartwarming holiday story as she helps save the North Pole and Christmas for kids around the world from an Elf that should be on the Naughty List!
Filled with Adam Wallace’s signature rhymes, vibrant illustrations, and an origin story that makes Santa Claus proud, this Christmas picture book for kids is guaranteed to become a new holiday tradition!
Merry Christmas, Eve! Is the perfect elf book for kids.
A great stocking stuffer or Christmas gift for kids ages 4-10, this fun and festive read aloud book is loved by children, parents, and educators around the world.
"The day before Christmas is a very special day,
That never had its own name.
But that all changed when one special elf,
Rose to glory and fame.
Eve was an elf with such get up and go,
She worked hard and loved to play.
But the Head Elf ran Christmas with an iron fist,
And this was what he had to say..."
Author: Beverly Bateman
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Buy Link: Buy links are in the post
Running from a disastrous engagement, and an over-powering father, Dr. Allie Parsons agrees to help out an old friend and travels to Duster, Montana. She’s agreed to help the local doctor for a brief period of time until he can find a permanent new doctor. Raised her whole life in New York city, Allie is greeted with culture shock when she finds out how small Duster is, but she also finds a warm, friendly community. And the doctor turns out to be young, tall, dark and handsome. He sends her emotions shooting sky high. She’s welcomed into the Hawkins family and develops a relationship with his daughter. A mysterious stranger leaves notes at the clinic and Allie fears they are a warning he’s going to kidnap the doctor’s daughter.
Luke Hawkins, one of the Hawkins’ brothers is looking for a doctor to take over half the practice from the retiring doctor. He’s not expecting his temporary replacement to be a young, sexy, single woman from New York. He knows she’s the woman he’s been searching for all his life, but he also knows she won’t stay in Duster. He doesn’t believe the notes are meant for him until his daughter is kidnapped. Now he has to save his daughter and convince the woman he loves that she really is a small town doctor at heart.
Mr. Dale and the Divorcee
Author: Sophie Barnes
Genre: Regency Romance, Historical Romance
He's a respectable barrister...
She's the most scandalous woman in England...
Wilhelmina Hewitt knows she's in for a rough ride when she agrees to help her husband get at divorce. Nothing, however, prepares her for the regret of meeting Mr. Dale on the eve of her downfall. No other man has ever sent her heart racing as he does. Unfortunately, while she’ll soon be free to engage in a new relationship, no respectable man will have her.
James Dale would never pursue another man’s wife. Or a woman reputed to be a deceitful adulteress. Furious with himself for letting the lovely Mrs. Hewitt charm him, he strives to keep his distance. But when her daughter elopes with his son, they're forced into a partnership where passion ignites. And James soon wonders if there might be more to the divorcée than meets the eye.
Author: Lisa Towles
Genre: Crime Thriller
Troubled University of Chicago student, Zak Skinner, accidentally uncovers evidence of an on-campus, organized crime scam involving drugging students, getting them to commit crimes on camera, and blackmailing them to continue under the threat of expulsion. Digging deeper, Zak discovers that the university scam is just the tip of the iceberg, as it’s connected to a broader ring of crimes linked to a darkweb underworld. Following clues, Zak is led to a compound within Chicago’s abandoned Steelworker Park, only to discover that he’s being hunted. While trying to find his way out alive, Zak discovers there’s something much more personal he’s been running from – his past. And now there’s nowhere to hide.
Author: Karin Mabry
'Ovidius' follows the lives of members of the Ovidius community, a neighborhood surrounding The Ovidius Zoo, home of Worthington the Tiger. The animals of Ovidius communicate with each other using mental telepathy, unbeknownst to humans. Some, like Godiva the Cat and Sam the Bird, tweak the agreed-upon system to fit their agendas, Godiva, to write poetry, Sam, to wreak havoc. Others, like Philodendrum the Bullfrog and Xavier the human, friend of Godiva, are just trying to figure out who they really are. Written in the fix-up style, ‘Ovidius’ is a beautiful reflection on animals, spirituality and being wild and free.
Ornery Owl's Mini Review
The following is a duplicate of my review for this book on Amazon.
If you appreciated George Orwell's "Animal Farm," you will enjoy Ovidius, a series of interconnected fantasy stories about animals who can communicate telepathically. Filled with dark mirroring of various human foibles, this book is definitely not for children. Those who dare venture into Ovidius will be forever changed and may discover something about themselves in the process.
There is an animal here for everyone! You may relate to the anger felt by Worthington the Tiger. Perhaps you are a spiritual seeker like Philodendrum the Bullfrog. Maybe you have a poetic soul like Godiva the Cat. Maybe you're just a muddled-up human such as Xavier, who likes animals better than people. And don't we all know someone like Sam the Bird, a jerk who is full of himself and enjoys messing up everyone else's life?
If you enjoy speculative stories that make you think, Ovidius is the right book for you.
Pemberly's Christmas Governess
Author: Regina Jeffers
Genre: Regency Romance, Classic Romance, Clean Romance
Two hearts. One kiss.
Following his wife’s death in childbirth, Fitzwilliam Darcy hopes to ease his way back into society by hosting a house party during Christmastide. He is thrilled when his cousin Colonel Fitzwilliam sends a message saying not only will the colonel attend, but he is bringing a young woman with him of whom he hopes both Darcy and the colonel’s mother, Lady Matlock, will approve. Unfortunately, for Darcy, upon first sight, he falls for the woman: He suspects beneath Miss Elizabeth Bennet’s conservative veneer lies a soul which will match his in every way; yet, she is soon to be the colonel’s wife.
Elizabeth Bennet lost her position as a governess when Lady Newland accused Elizabeth of leading her son on. It is Christmastide, and she has no place to go and little money to hold her over until after Twelfth Night; therefore, when Lieutenant Newland’s commanding officer offers her a place at his cousin’s household for the holy days, she accepts in hopes someone at the house party can provide her a lead on a new position. Having endured personal challenges which could easily have embittered a lesser woman, Elizabeth proves herself brave, intelligent, educated in the fine arts of society, and deeply honorable. Unfortunately, she is also vulnerable to the Master of Pemberley, who kindness renews her spirits and whose young daughter steals her heart. The problem is she must leave Pemberley after the holidays, and she does not know if a “memory” of Fitzwilliam Darcy will be enough to sustain her.
The Pick-Up Wife
Author: Lynn Chantale
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance
Leo Shepard has few regrets, but leaving his wife Symmone to pursue his career was a catastrophic mistake. Now that he’s achieved his every dream and is about to make partner at Greene and Banks Architects, he lacks one thing, a wife. But Leo doesn’t want just any wife, he wants the woman he left behind.
From the moment she laid eyes on Leo, Symmone knew she would have her happily ever after. The last thing she expected was a divorce and a broken heart. Devastated by the end of her marriage, she has no choice but to quit school and pick up the pieces of her life.
Working two jobs to support herself and her children, Symmone has little room in her life for romance and even less for her pulsating attraction to her ex-husband. When Leo strolls into the cafe where she works, bent on reconciliation, the chemistry between them is more powerful than ever. Yet she won't give in to his soft words and expensive gifts. More than just her heart is at stake, her children are, as well.
The Pirate's Surrender 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Author: Laura Tolomei
Genre: Erotica, Gay LGBT, Ménage à Trois, Contemporary, Romance, Holiday, m/m, m/m/f, m/m/m
All right, so he did it! Marin seduced me. And the sex is fantastic, blows my mind every time, no complaints there, if that thing about being his soul mate didn’t still bug me. Yet there seems no way around it except…can I do it? Do I want to do it? No, I don’t know if I’m ready to surrender. Me, the pirate, and to the blond devil, no less…talk about fucked up destiny!
Polish Dragon P.I.
Author: Steve Zimcosky
Genre: Mystery, Detective
A bible mysteriously disappears from a Russian businessman’s home and it is said to have a secret hidden inside that would cause embarrassment to the Russian Orthodox Church. The Polish Dragon P. I. is called in, along with his new partner, to help find the bible. The problem is the bible is not supposed to exist and there is a secret organization, sworn to protect the church, also looking for the bible. They will stop at nothing to locate it and destroy it.
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