Frances Mayes, whose enchanting number one New York Times best seller Under the Tuscan Sun made the world fall in love with Tuscany, invites listeners back for a delightful new season of friendship, festivity, and food, there and throughout Italy. Having spent her summers in Tuscany for the past several years, Frances Mayes relished the opportunity to experience the pleasures of primavera, an Italian spring. A sabbatical from teaching in San Francisco allowed her to return to Cortona - and her beloved house, Bramasole - just as the first green appeared on the rocky hillsides. Bella Tuscany, a companion volume to Under the Tuscan Sun, is her passionate and lyrical account of her continuing love affair with Italy. Now truly at home there, Mayes writes of her deepening connection to the land, her flourishing friendships with local people, the joys of art, food, and wine, and the rewards and occasional heartbreaks of her villa's ongoing restoration. It is also a memoir of a season of change, and of renewed possibility. As spring becomes summer she revives Bramasole's lush gardens, meets the challenges of learning a new language, tours regions from Sicily to the Veneto, and faces transitions in her family life. Filled with recipes from her Tuscan kitchen and written in the sensuous and evocative prose that has become her hallmark, Bella Tuscany is a celebration of the sweet life in Italy.
©1999 Frances Mayes (P)1999 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.
Being a man or a woman in your early 60s is different than it was a generation or two ago, at least for the more fortunate of us. We aren't old...yet. But we sense it coming: Careers are winding down, kids are gone, parents are dying (friends, too), and our bodies are no longer youthful or even middle-aged. Learning to play tennis in your 50s is no small feat, but becoming a serious, competitive tennis player at the age of 60 is a whole other matter. It requires training the body to defy age and to methodically build one's game - the strokework, footwork, strategy, and mental toughness. Gerald Marzorati started playing the game seriously in his mid-50s. He had the strong desire to lead an examined physical life, to push his body into the "encore" of middle age. In Late to the Ball, Marzorati writes vividly about the difficulties, frustrations, and triumphs of his becoming a seriously good tennis player. He takes on his quest with complete vigor and absolute determination to see it through, providing a rich, vicarious experience involving the science of aging, his existential battle with time, and the beautiful, mysterious game of tennis.
©2016 Gerald Marzorati (P)2016 Tantor
From Book 1: What impact would it have when everything suddenly faded to black? For Mia, a crowded subway ride changes her entire life. Retreating to the wilderness helps her cope with a world that is suddenly too loud, too turbulent. Her existence safely contained to the small cottage on the lake, she is unprepared for the neighbor that moves across the bay. A career-ending injury has Jared permanently benched. His reputation as The Enforcer wont survive the unanticipated responsibilities awaiting him. Away from the public eye, he adjust to his new reality, under the quiet observation of the intriguing hermit on the other side of the water.
©2016, 2018 Freya Barker (P)2020 Spectrum Audiobooks
Magic can save you. Magic can kill you. Students at the Magisterium are supposed to be safe. Under the watchful eyes of the mages, they are taught to use magic to bring order to a chaotic world. But now the chaos is fighting back. Call, Tamara, and Aaron should be worrying about things like pop quizzes and magic contests. Instead, after the shocking death of one of their classmates, they must track down a sinister killer...and risk their own lives in the process. As Call, Tamara, and Aaron discover, magic can only be as good as the person who wields it. In evil hands it has the capacity to do immeasurable harm - unless it is stopped in time. In this striking third book of Magisterium, best-selling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare present us with a school where anything - good or evil - can happen, and the only way to unlock the truth is to risk everything to find it.
©2016 Holly Black and Cassandra Clare (P)2016 Listening Library
How far would you go to change humanity's fate? Jared Cartwright grew up in a loving, caring community, completely isolated from the horrors of the outside world. When tragedy leaves him alone and untethered, Jared sets out to explore the unknown: a world where twisted, scarred creatures roam an earth ravaged by nuclear war while the rich fled to the skies on floating utopias, escaping destruction and leaving the rest of humanity to die. To face his new reality, Jared must learn to survive in a cold, harsh world. A twist of fate changes Jared's destiny when he discovers dragons are real. The dragon unlocks a hidden technology within his body, giving him powers he never imagined existed. With deadly adversaries above and below, he must evolve beyond mere human limitations to defeat the powerful rulers of the cities and the rabid beasts lurking in the shadows. Amazon number-one best seller in Post-Apocalyptic & Cyberpunk!
©2018 Richard Hummel (P)2019 Richard Hummel
What is the definition of a narcissist? How did you ever get sucked into a relationship with one? Why do you feel so loved one moment, then helpless the next? Could you be in a narcissistic relationship? Or, are you justifying the acts of an abusive partner who actually can change? All these questions are answered inside this book. While diving into the world of narcissistic relationships, you will learn from the information provided to you in this book: What a narcissistic relationship is How to co-parent with a narcissist What steps to take to ensure your child will not develop NPD What ending a relationship with a narcissist looks like and what you can expect How to recover from the aftermath of the relationship How to counteract their hoovering techniques Steps to a brighter future after your relationship has ended And much, much more. The one thing that is explained thoroughly throughout this nook is that you always have control, even when it doesnt feel like it. Your mind may be altered, your reality distorted, but you have the ability to take back your life. So, where do you go from here? What part of the relationships stage are you in right now? Can narcissists change or get help for their disorder? The answers to every question you have ever asked about narcissistic relationships are held inside this book. Dont be a victim of narcissistic abuse. Get out of your shell and find the road to success, because you and only you can define who you are and who you are going to be. The choice is yours - find out how right now.
©2019 Lindsay Travis (P)2019 Lindsay Travis
Uncover the theories behind the master of horror's macabre tales: It, The Shining, Carrie, Cujo, Misery, Pet Semetary, and so much more! Gothic media moguls Meg Hafdahl and Kelly Florence, authors of The Science of Monsters and The Science of Women in Horror, and co-hosts of the Horror Rewind podcast called the best horror film podcast out there by Film Daddy, present a guide to the Stephen King stories and characters we all know and love. Through interviews, literary and film analysis, and bone-chilling discoveries, The Science of Stephen King delves into the uniquely horrific Stephen King universe to uncover the science behind the legendary novels that have become an integral part of modern pop culture, answering such questions as: What is the science behind time travel and parallel universes like in The Dark Tower series and 11/22/63? How does lack of sleep affect the human body like in Insomnia? Is it possible for horrific creatures to exist like in Nightshift? What is the science behind curses and legends like in Dreamcatcher and Thinner? Join Kelly and Meg as they learn if we all really do float down here!
©2020 Skyhorse Publishing (P)2020 Fireside Horror
Do you think your mother wanted the best for you? What is it like having a narcissistic mother? Have you thought that maybe you could be a narcissist? The truth is that every individual on earth has some form of narcissism in them. Yes, that means you, too. Narcissistic personality disorder is hard to escape from because most narcissists dont realize they have a problem. However, did you know that most narcissists arent born one but have a family history of narcissism which can turn a child into one? Most families are dysfunctional, in the sense that everyone is all over the place. There are different views, morals, judgments, and characters, but at the end of the day, the family is there for you. However, thats not the case in a narcissists home. Whether there is one or three of them in the family, it is always going to be dysfunctional when a narcissist is involved. So, how do you stop the pattern? How do you escape a narcissistic abuse? How do you break free and finally enjoy the person you want to be? This book has three parts laid out for easy listening as well as a defined layout so that you can come back to the chapter at any time. It was also designed with the thought of childhood narcissistic abuse in mind and offered many ways for you to learn, grow, and recover from the narcissistic wrath you might have experienced. In this audiobook, you will find the answers to these questions: How do narcissistic mothers and parenting set the scale for future narcissists? What are the internal workings of a narcissist? What makes a narcissist tick? Why does a narcissistic mother act the way she does? What does the son of a narcissistic mother turn out to be? What does the daughter of a narcissistic mother turn out to be? How to break the cycle of narcissistic parenting and abuse? What are the differences in the dark personalities of the dark triad? How separation can be solved and how you can escape in the best possible way? Its time to break the cycle of narcissistic abuse by becoming aware of the hold and power they robbed you of. You owe it to yourself and your future to experience the best life possible. Find out how to overcome and let go of the grief of your trauma. Scroll to the top of the page and select the buy now button.
©2019 Lindsay Travis (P)2019 Lindsay Travis
Do you want a guide to learn how to manage your life when you're dealing with a narcissist? Do you feel as though you have been abused or are going insane? Any person who suffers with narcissistic personality disorder will manipulate, abuse, and take advantage of their victims. My promise to you by the end of this book is: You will be able to define and identify the behaviors and abusive techniques of your narcissistic parent, sibling, or partner and release their power over you. My promise is that you will be able to gain a broader perspective and implement a healthy attitude into your life. In this special book, you're also going to discover discover: What is narcissistic personality disorder What exactly is narcissistic abuse The three stages of narcissistic abuse cycle Narcissistic abuse tactics Why empaths and narcissists attract each other Understanding narcissistic relationships Co-parenting with a narcissist A family of narcissists Identifying the narcissistic mother Son and daughter of narcissistic mothers The effect of a narcissistic parent on their child Ending the legacy The steps of healing How to reclaim your life And tons more! This special box set on narcissism has many feasible tips and will provide you with salient information to help you manage this disease, whether the narcissist in your life is your romantic partner, your children, your parents, or even yourself. Scroll to the top of the page and select the "buy now" button.
©2019 Lindsay Travis (P)2020 Lindsay Travis
Buried beneath the streets in the holy city of Jerusalem, American tourist Siobhan McLane discovers an ancient inscription hidden for 1,000 years. But the past will not give up its secrets easily. Before translation can even begin, terrorists want her dead, and she finds herself framed for murder. With a disgraced former government agent as her only ally, Siobhan will have to confront her own past and discover the truth about the history of the Middle East. Peace in the most volatile region on earth hinges on a 1,000-year-old lie, but shell need all her knowledge and all her courage to survive and warn the world.
©2015 Bowen Greenwood (P)2019 Bowen Greenwood
Although he was once the promising young CEO of a successful corporation, Lucas abandoned everything he knew and retreated from both the real world and his demanding life following a horrific accident. In order to cope with tragic loss, he began spending his time in virtual reality, lazing about in the sun, and living a carefree life. When he learns that his escapist paradise is being threatened and is about to disappear, however, Lucas is once again forced to take action and do what he does best: take charge. With newfound purpose, Lucas desperately begins making plans that will not only save the world that he has come to love but also propel him back into the spotlight once again - only this time as the villain. In this GameLit LitRPG adventure, Lucas overthrows local lords, assumes command of the evil Imperiums forces, and begins designing a dungeon that no player would ever want to miss out on. As he struggles to evolve his monsters and create an entourage of minions in order to become the greatest villain ever, however, Lucas realizes that things arent going to be as easy as they initially seemed. Dave Willmarth, writer of the Greystone Chronicles: "A great start to a new series from a master storyteller! The MC being more of an anti-hero is a new twist for Charles, and Im really enjoying it!" This book is brought to you from the author of the Litrpg series War Aeternus, The Bathrobe Knight and Merchant of Tiqpa.
©2019 Charles Dean (P)2019 Charles Dean
Stitched Up delves into the alluring world of fashion to reveal what is behind the clothes we wear. Moving between Karl Lagerfeld and Karl Marx, the book explores consumerism, class, and advertising to reveal the interests which benefit from exploitation. Tansy E. Hoskins dissects fashions vampiric relationship with the planet and with our bodies to uncover what makes it so damaging. Why does "size zero" exist, and what is the reality of working life for models? In a critique of the portrayal of race in fashion, the book also examines the global balance of power in the industry. In a compelling conclusion, Stitched Up explores the use of clothing to resist. Can you shock an industry that loves to shock? Is "green fashion" an alternative? Stitched Up provides a unique critical examination of contemporary culture and the distorting priorities of capitalism.
©2014 Tansy Hoskins (P)2018 Tansy Hoskins
If you want to know the negative effects of narcissistic parents on their children, especially children who are more sensitive, then keep reading. This audiobook shows how to heal from the pain and confusion that comes from having a parent who refuses intimacy. Listening to this audiobook, we can learn that when parents are narcissistic, their children's emotional needs will almost always lose out to the parents own survival instinct. Learning to heal from your abuse, to say goodbye to the once-loved narcissist, and to reclaim your life are all aspects of this audiobook that you will find useful and be able to implement into your life. This audiobook describes the abusive tactics along with hoovering tactics and the cycles of the narcissist. It will answer the questions you are so desperately searching for and set you up for internal personal growth. You will learn how to love and trust yourself by following your instincts, and how to deal with a narcissist during events and holidays. The main question you may be asking is why a narcissist behaves the way they do. But maybe you should be asking yourself why you allow yourself to put up with their behaviors. We cannot control anyone but ourselves - regardless of how the narcissist has made us feel or tried to make us believe. Are you tired of the confusion? Are you ready to break free and live a life of your own? This audiobook has all the guidance to get you to where you want to be. It is thoroughly researched to provide you with the information needed to break free. It was also designed specifically for the children of narcissists to grow into their own individual while teaching them how to let go and say goodbye to their pain and confusion. What are you waiting for? Be committed to change. Finally and officially be who you want to be. Its all right here; all you need to do is start listening.
©2019 Lindsay Travis (P)2019 Lindsay Travis
Demon lights, granted wishes, strange things, and brutal love at the Lucky Lounge Motel. A haunted sister, desperate parents, a little human touch, and the end of the world.... These are the stories whispered among dead leaves, the script etched bare for all to see. When the chills sink deep and your heart begins to pound...are you alone? Welcome to Glenn Rolfes Land of Bones, 14 tales of the strange and macabre.
©2018 Glenn Rolfe (P)2020 Joe Hempel
Barbara Kreiger's intriguing narrative presents the account of Clorinda Minor, a charismatic American Christian woman whose belief in the second coming prompted her to leave a comfortable life in Philadelphia in 1851 and take up agriculture in Palestine. After her disappointment in a failed prophecy that the end of days would take place in October 1844, Mrs. Minor determined the holy land was not yet adequately prepared for such an event and decided it would be her mission to teach the poverty-stricken Jews of Palestine to work the soil. In this very American story, Mrs. Minor, like so many other pioneers of her day, looked to the land as her future. Even as her mission was distinctly religious, her daily efforts were in the social realm. And although her work brought Jews and Arabs together and her small farm was a unique settlement where Christians, Muslims, and Jews labored alongside one another, the events detailed in Divine Expectations had dramatic and tragic diplomatic and international repercussions. With the deft touch of a novelist, Barbara Kreiger weaves the little-known story of Clorinda Minor into the larger context of the region and its history, presenting it in its charming eccentricity and its gripping reality.
©1999 Barbara Kreiger (P)2018 Redwood Audiobooks
What if, one morning, you look in the mirror and no longer recognize the person looking back? When Leelo can no longer identify herself by the roles that once defined her, it's both terrifying and liberating. Oh, she feels the loss, grief, and the anger, but when she inherits property up north, she jumps at the promise of freedom and independence. Yet, not everyone in her new community is what they seem, starting with the surly mountain man down the road. As owner of the local fishing lodge, Roar is content with his everyday life. And the older he gets, the less he appreciates change. So, when a blue-haired, tattooed "city girl" moves into the old motel, shaking up his daily routine, hes none too pleased. Still, something about the womans easy smile and almost reckless grit has him step up as her keeper.
©2017 Freya Barker (P)2020 Spectrum Audiobooks
Have you always wished you could grow your own pot, but didn't know how? Find out how with Growing Marijuana: a Quick Start Indoor and Outdoor Grower's Guide for Medical and Personal Marijuana Cultivation. Marijuana has faced prohibition in countries throughout the world, especially the United States. It has been criminalized many times, but we are finally taking all the necessary steps toward legalization. It is legalized for medical use in more than half of the states in the US, with some of them allowing you to grow your own for medical use. There are even a handful states where it is legal to grow and smoke recreationally. The recent leniency and change in public attitude when it comes to marijuana use has made it quite the popular choice, especially for people wanting to test out their "green" thumb. This book is going to teach you how to do just that! In this extensive guide, you will learn: Everything that you need to know to plant, grow, harvest, and cure a marijuana plant for the highest quality buds. How to growing in soil both indoors and outdoors Different types of hydroponic setups How to choose the different elements for your setup How to grow from either a seed or a clone The use of proper water, light, and nutrient levels to nurture a young marijuana plant to a thriving harvest How to troubleshoot possible problems How to harvest, dry, and cure your marijuana for the best quality, smokeable bud Following the steps in this book will lead you to excellent, large, healthy plants! What are you waiting for? No better time than now to turn your green thumb into a plant-producing machine!
©2016 Open Spirit Publishing (P)2017 Open Spirit Publishing
Seductive gods, dangerous fates, and a badass chick in this collection of full-length novels. This paranormal romance box set is a collection of three books in the international best-selling Gods and Monsters series: Apollo Is Mine Poseidon Is Mine Ares Is Mine I am a legend. Born to fight death itself. Sworn to act as Zeus thunderbolt against the darkness. But Id give it all up for one last kiss with the god who stole my heart. I never wanted to carry my family's legacy. But blood ties cannot be broken, and Ill keep the promise I made my father on his dying bed. Legendary monsters hunt in city streets of Chicago, and my job was to take down the worst. Ive trained with Heracles. Been blessed with superhuman powers. What Ive never done is fallen in love - until Apollo crossed my path. But he isnt the only god to catch my attention. Poseidon and Ares have arrived. Hades is here, too, and with him comes a darkness that leaves behind a trail of human bodies. Heracles and my gut instinct urges me to destroy this creature, but each step brings me closer to the truth. Darkness cannot win...or the Earth will tumble into chaos, and Ill lose the go Ive come to love! Be prepared for heart-thumping fights, steamy love, magic, prophecies, mythical creatures, fantasy, paranormal and mythology legends, and a hell of a lot of Hades! Note: Every complete novel offers a scorching-hot, addictive paranormal romance. These full-length novels are mythology-based fantasy romances that feature a monster-slaying heroine and her hot Greek Gods.
©2019 Mila Young (P)2020 Spectrum Audiobooks
A thief on a mission to save his sister. An ambitious demon masquerading as an artificial intelligence. A game designed to shatter the minds of the people who play it. When Ramzan steals from the Chechnyan Mafia to create a better life for his sister, he knows hes pissing off the wrong people. They want their money, and theyve created a diabolical method of extracting information from their enemies. Full Immersion Virtual Reality sounds great, until he learns the horrors this incredible technology can cook up. Now, he must keep his wits up and his sanity points high as he battles hordes of fearsome abominations on his quest to escape. Zombies, lycanthropes, slime monsters, and more stand in his way, controlled by a devious programmer that doesnt play fair. Can Ramzan protect his secrets and maintain his sanity against this psychological onslaught? Will he succumb to the terror, and become the monster he set out destroy? Hes gotta stay sharp, and hes gotta stay sane, if he has a hope of escaping.... The Nightmare Game System: the original MMORPG murder, mutilation, offensive, repulsive player game.
©2020 Raymond M. Johnson (P)2021 Spectrum Audiobooks
Fire Dragons once again walk the world.... Dragons.... Mechanoid armies.... Daring stealth mission.... Dragon vs ship combat.... Jared and his dragon companion Scarlet return from their quest to find the rest of the fire dragons triumphant, but will it be enough to throw off the chains of captivity binding mankind to a dismal existence? The rulers in the floating cities tighten the noose around Jared's neck as dissent brews among the waterfolk, putting everyone he loves and protects in danger. While ships from above pursue the group with powerful plasma weapons, the fire dragons agree to bond with the waterfolk, allowing them to develop special abilities and grow their strength. Even with superhuman bodies and the increased power of bonded fire dragons, Jared and Scarlet come to a critical realization; they will never stand against the cities alone. Building alliances sends them to the far corners of the world on a quest for vengeance and justice. Rated five stars by Reader's Favorite! "Radioactive Revolution builds a powerful new adventure into a world teeming with excitement, providing an exciting sci-fi dystopia bash suitable for teens and adults alike." (K.C. Finn, Reader's Favorite) "Inspired by RPG (role-playing games), the storyline is well developed, at times very thrilling with a riveting pace. The characters have depth and credibility." (Astrid M. Arzu, Reader's Favorite) "With its enticing scenes, intriguing characters, and plot twists, Radioactive Revolution is a great read for all sci-fi, dystopian and adventure lovers." (Michelle Robertson, Reader's Favorite)
©2019 Richard Hummel (P)2020 Richard Hummel
Grab your ax. Charge your core. Bash some skulls. Logan Sharpes life has been a disaster, but thats finally going to change. As soon as Incessant Technologies heard about his situation, they knew he would be the perfect fit for their new game. Only catch? Once he goes in, theres no coming back. Without hesitation, he signs the paper and enters the new VRMMORPG world of Exodus Online as a Star Child. As an extra incentive, Logan is given a chance to become what hes never been before. Something unique, something powerful. Abandoning his old name to go with one that suits his new body, Necro is ready to start over. To face his new reality, Necro must learn to survive in a dangerous, unforgiving world. Even with the help of two daring women at his side, how will he fare while exploring deadly dungeons, facing power-hungry leaders, and leveling his new body? The only certainty is this: Logan is dead, but Necro has risen.
©2019 Lavelle Jackson (P)2020 Spectrum Audiobooks
Stubborn hearts might be the last to fall, but when the hard tumble comes, it'll last forever.
Jonathan Banshire, Viscount Trewellain, has become a bitter, sarcastic lord and against anything remotely smacking of romance. Though engaged to a woman whose hand he'd won in a game of cards years ago, he hasn't thought of her in years. But he's also a king's agent, and as his duty to the Crown, he's being sent to Spain to track down a missing peer. He goes to escape his personal life.
Miss Sophia Wickham is tired of men deciding her future. She's on a mission to live her life on her terms, but can't due to an ambiguous engagement to the Viscount Trewellain. Determined to gain her freedom, she sneaks on board the ship intent to have Jonathan release her from that old promise. When he refuses in a fit of pique, she's stuck as stowaway, bound to the one man she can't stand.
In Madrid, they search for not only the missing lord, but also stolen Spanish crown jewels and an ancient relic. Through crashing a glittering ball to hunting down clues to exploring the hidden catacombs and caves beneath Barcelona, the unlikely pair comes to an understanding. Vulnerable and trapped, truths are revealed as well as the fragile state of their hearts. But machinations of a madman bent on revenge could destroy a budding romance, and when the specter of death makes an appearance, Jonathan must finally decide what it is he desires the most.
©2018 Sandra Sookoo (P)2019 Sandra Sookoo
He lives to shock and entertain and shes perfectly content with her predictable life. But when they meet, sparks fly. Madeline Romney swore off players after one heartbreak too many. She prefers the safety and stability of her aspiring politician boyfriend, even if he is growing distant. Nothing will alter her plans of the perfect future, not even the alluring bad boy from her dads team can tempt her. Erik Shultz is a player. He knows it, the team knows it, the public loves it. He can get any woman he wants, and usually does, until he meets Madeline. Shes the first woman who can resist his charms. Shes also off-limits, which makes her oh so tempting. Erik can see shes miserable with her boring suit of a boyfriend and is determined to prove hes the right man for her. Can these opposites see that theyre perfect for each other, or will they get ejected from the game? Book 2 in the Utah Fury Series, each book can be listened to as a standalone.
©2018 Brittney Mulliner (P)2020 Brittney Mulliner
Azerick thought he had finally found peace and purpose beyond seeking vengeance against those he held responsible by creating a school of learning, magic, and trades for the less fortunate. That dream came to an end when an assassin tried to murder him in his sleep. He knows that he will never be free and his friends and students will never be safe until he puts an end to the schemes and machinations of evil and power-hungry men. No man and no army, not even a journey to the very bowels of the abyss will keep him from his vengeance.
©2012 Brock E. Deskins (P)2020 Brock E. Deskins
I wake up surrounded by death and my memories are gone. A man in a beige hazmat suit reaches his hand through the carnage. Come with me if you want to live. I know Im supposed to know that from somewhere, but I dont. I know the world outside me is not right. People either die or they are Rage Heads. Somehow, a virus got out that has turned people into red eyed freaks who eat flesh. They are fast, their flesh is rotting off their bodies and they have one goal - kill. I dont know my mystery man in the hazmat suit, but he says I can trust him. He was at that lab looking for something. He claims not to have found it. He only found me. I see the way he looks at me when I ask what he was doing in that lab. I might feel safe with him, but hes lying to me. He knows everything about me, including the nickname people used to call me, but he tells me I ask too many questions. Maybe Id be safer on my own. The Pale Rider is book one of End of Days, a post apocalyptic slow burn reverse harem romance. The harem will slowly grow as the audiobooks progress. The harem features the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
©2020 JB Trepagnier (P)2020 JB Trepagnier
In Jamestown 1785, Emeline Winthrop dreams of marrying a dashing groom
When Ems parents bestow her hand to a coldhearted widower three times her age, shes desperate. On the eve of her engagement, she escapes to the James River and stows away aboard an acquaintances rigger. Commander Miers Redding would never have dreamed of pirating in his naval days
However, partnering with the unsavory Captain Crawley is the only way to complete his dangerous mission. When a young lady sneaks aboard The Black Rose, his cover is nearly blown, but the quick-thinking commander saves their skins by pretending to be her husband. A façade as newlyweds during a dangerous, whirlwind voyage to the Caribbean is bound to convince not only the pirate crew of the couples affections, but possibly each other. Yet the mystifying Virginia belle is hiding something from him
And what, exactly, is Commander Reddings mysterious mission? These secrets could end their love, their mission - and their lives.
©2017 C.K. Brooke (P)2020 C.K. Brooke
In 1720, it's a pirate's life for Abigail Clear, daughter of a notorious colonial pirate captain. When a rival crew invades Abigail's ship, she is taken prisoner. Now, aboard the enemy vessel, she must contend with its formidable captain. But who is the real captive? Locked away in the belly of The Indomitable is no place for a woman. Captain James Morrow is more than displeased to discover his sole captive to be none other than an untamable young lass who will earn him no bounty. Yet, if he can soften the little rogue, she just might switch her loyalties to him and reveal the whereabouts of the infamous thief who sired her...and his stolen treasure. But two can play that game, as Abi is equally inclined to charm the dogged sailor off her father's tail. Might she and Captain Morrow run the risk of falling for their own charades? They dance about their disguises as genuine developing emotions clash against deeper motives and suspicion runs high. When the captain finally steals a first kiss, Abi decides it's high time to make her escape - fleeing not only his vessel but her fondness for the man who intends to see her father hang. The high seas heat up as Captain Morrow's quest to recapture Abi is halted by her pirate father, Captain Clear. Will James succeed in pursuit of his captive love, or will his desires conspire to make him a captive himself?
©2016 C.K. Brooke (P)2019 C.K. Brooke
Savanna Thompson knows what its like when you blink and your life shatters. Shes been hiding her divorce from her best friend Cassie, but she knows she cant any longer. Cassies husband, a firefighter, just died. Savanna rushes home, along with her one-year-old daughter, to help, and now, shes staying with Cassie in a nursery meant for a baby that wont ever exist. She will fix their relationship, but its complicated with Jason around. Hes the firefighter who saved Savannas life two and a half years ago. He just lost his best friend, and like Cassie, he blames himself for Mikes death. When he convinced Mike to remain with the department, how could he know Mike would die fighting a house fire? Though hurting herself, something deep inside her wont let her walk away. Jason needs her, but shes off limits on so many levels. Shes falling for this sexy firefighter, but he confuses her to no end. Being stuck in the middle is enough stress, plus her own problems are festering behind her helping smile. Can Savanna find the balance between loving Jason, helping Cassie, and taking care of herself and her daughter? Or is she going to lose this bet and her best friend? Book two, More Than a Promise, is now available.
©2013 Kristen James (P)2018 Kristen James
Sometimes the only way to gauge the depth of a mans regard is with the magic of gingerbread. In 1888 London, Miss Eleanor Redding, possessed of a beastly, grouchy attitude, works for Western Union Telegraph Company. It gives her a certain independence and a place to hide from her disappointing past in America. When she accidentally intercepts a Morse-coded message alluding to clandestine and nefarious activity, she accepts the challenge with alacrity. It will take her mind off the fact that shes once more alone for the Christmas holidays. Why couldnt a man look past her prickles and scars to fight for her? Mr. Cameron Hallewell, grandson of the Earl of Albemarle, is employed by the Home Office in the matters of foreign interests. He takes his occupation of protecting British interests seriously, but he longs for a woman to surprise him in unexpected ways, to want him instead of his social standing. When theres news of a foreign operative lurking about Victoria Station planning something vile, he intends to track them down... only to find an attractive woman tailing various strangers on the platform and looking for all the world like a spy herself. They get on together like oil and water, but despite Eleanors prickles and Camerons bruised heart as well as his secrets, a spark catches between them. As the unlikely pair work together to capture a spy and prevent harm from befalling London, they come to care for and rely on each other. Throw in the intriguing prospect of an unexpected Christmas courtship, and they could have a romance that spans the ages...if theyll only let themselves give into granted wishes and a passion thats been there all along.
©2018 Sandra Sookoo (P)2020 Sandra Sookoo