In a society that loses its collective memory, one girl remembers everything. The beloved author of Rook, Sharon Cameron, takes listeners by storm with her brilliant foray into science fiction. Seventeen-year-old Nadia lives in Canaan, a quiet city in an idyllic world, hemmed in by high walls that are constructed of a material no one in her town recognizes. Every 12 years the people of Canaan undergo a collective Forgetting; in the days before, the town devolves into a chaos of bloody violence, and afterward the people are left without any trace of memory of themselves, their families, their lives. Nadia has never forgotten, however. As the next Forgetting approaches, Nadia is determined to find out what causes it and whether there is any way to stop it. With the help of Gray, the glassblower's handsome son, she discovers that there is a devious plot afoot, one that keeps the people of Canaan permanently subdued. Will Nadia be able to solve the mystery before the people forget the truth? And before Gray forgets her? A remarkable story of memory and loss, love and indomitable courage.
©2016 Sharon Cameron (P)2016 Scholastic Inc.
For every woman that has ever felt trapped; a funny, raw, and empowering mid-life-crisis. Creator, mother, lover, and social media phenomenon Tova Leigh explores what the hell you are supposed to do when you find yourself living a life you don't remember signing up for. I was bored, angry, tired, and sad. I felt all alone yet I had nothing to complain about. I had a good job, a husband who wasn't shagging his assistant, three children who apart from being the occasional a**holes were pretty good kids; a house, a dog, and everything else we are told as little girls we should aspire to. But inside, I was growing restless. I didn't want to be looked at as just a "mom". I wanted to be desired, to make someone's hair stand on end and go crazy for me. I didn't want to live by some label that didn't represent me. I looked at my messy minivan one morning and I wanted to vomit on it all. I panicked, thinking about how I am slowly approaching middle age and menopause, and I wondered how many years do I have left of being "f--ckable" before everything starts going downhill? In her first book, Tova takes the listener on her journey of rediscovering who she is after motherhood and beyond the norms society forces upon women, whilst encouraging them to break free and just be themselves. When you find authenticity it's hard to go back. It's like opening a door to the truth and starting to breathe a new type of air. This discovery is what prompted me to write. It's my way of saying HERE I AM.
©2020 Tova Leigh (P)2020 Watkins Publishing
The ripples begin to make waves. Thomas Stablehands life is not the only thing spinning out of control since he found the stone. Entire kingdoms are now in turmoil. Will Prentis, newly appointed as army commander, must outmaneuver a growing array of enemies as he prepares for an unequal showdown with Arvenon's invaders. Thomas, hunted unceasingly, must sacrifice all to safeguard the stone. The fate of kingdoms soon hinges on them as they confront a ruthless invader hiding a darker purpose. The odds are hopeless. And for three kingdoms, the stakes are higher than anyone knows. The Cost of Knowing continues the saga of The Stone Cycle, concluding the story begun in book one, The Stone of Knowing. The story of a key character is also revealed in an included bonus novelette The Gamble.
©2019 Allan N. Packer (P)2021 Allan N. Packer
FBI analyst Kassidy Bishop is assigned to the "'For You' Killer" task force after a series of sadistic murders bearing the same signature arise in different parts of the country. The homicides are both calculated and savage, occurring in different states, but bearing the same signature: the words "for you" scribbled at each crime scene. The case chills Kassidy, bringing back memories of her own encounter with a violent criminal five years earlier. Kassidy's mentor, legendary agent Talia "The Confessor" Crossen knows the task force assignment is Kassidy's chance to prove to her colleagues that she belongs in the Behavior Analysis Unit. For five years, other FBI agents and profilers scoffed at Kassidy's appointment to the BAU, believing she was only offered the position in exchange for her silence about the brutal assault that almost killed her. The stakes rise when the task force links the killer's signature to Kassidy. As more and more bodies turn up, Kassidy must delve into her past and the mysterious death of her twin sister, which holds the key to uncovering the killer's identity. The closer Kassidy comes to finding the killer, the closer she comes to a deadly confrontation that could cost her everything - including her own life.
©2013 Lisa Regan (P)2017 Cherry Hill Publishing, LLC
Fourteen years ago, high school track star Sydney Adams was gunned down in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park. The investigation yielded useless clues, and the case went cold. But homicide detective Augustus Knox never gave up on finding Sydney's killer. Now retired from the police force and with only months to live, he enlists the help of private investigator Jocelyn Rush to clear the case once and for all. Armed with little more than a theory as to who murdered Sydney, Jocelyn tries to lure a killer into the open. But unraveling the mystery means facing off against a cunning psychopath whose ruthlessness knows no bounds. When more bodies start to pile up, Jocelyn has to decide just how far she's willing to go to catch a cold-blooded killer.
©2015 Lisa Regan (P)2016 Cherry Hill Publishing, LLC
Hana Keller and her family run Maggie's Tea House, an establishment heavily influenced by the family's Hungarian heritage and specializing in a European-style traditional tea service. But one of the shop's largest draws is Hana's eccentric grandmother, Juliana, renowned for her ability to read the future in the leaves at the bottom of customers' cups. Lately, however, her readings have become alarmingly ominous and seemingly related to old Hungarian legends.... When a guest is poisoned at a tea event, Julianas dire predictions appear to have come true. Things are brought to a boil when Hanas beloved Anna Weatherley butterfly teacup, which carried the poisoned tea, becomes the center of the murder investigation. The cup is claimed as evidence by a handsome police detective, and the pretty tea house is suddenly endangered. Hana and her family must catch the killer to save their business and bring the beautiful Budapest Butterfly back home where it belongs.
©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
You Can Get Unstuck When author and podcaster Polly Campbell got tired of her hoodie smelling like pizza and her days being clouded by midlife over-exhaustion, emotional burnout, and boredom, she decided to get off the couch and reclaim her core energy. But could this burned-out, chronically ill, middle-aged mother of a teen rediscover her vitality? Yes. And so can you. Small steps, big energy. Self-help books for women often encourage you to throw out the life youre living and create a fresh start. You, Recharged isnt about that. You dont have to quit your mundane job, cut out cocktails, or sign-off of social media to recharge. Instead, Polly Campbells inspirational book is about adding things in - good habits, practices, fun, people, activities, self-care strategies - that ignite your essential energy, the sustainable source that fires you up from within and keeps you going during the good and bad. Meaning ignites power. When we align with the things that matter to us and allow the why to guide us, we are energized. Sure, there are challenges, setbacks, and plenty of things that piss us off, but they dont have to deplete us. They dont have to leave us mentally exhausted or take our power. Instead, our energy can be refocused and redirected into things that we value. You, Recharged will help you discover the small but meaningful ways you can feel happier, healthier, and more alive. In this personal development book, find: Easy-to-apply, practical strategies to ease stress, boost energy, and improve health and well-being Short chapters, delivered in a relatable, conversational tone, with plenty of humor Hope and inspiration, so you know that you can also create a meaningful, satisfying life no matter how stuck, lost, bored, and physically exhausted you feel If you were inspired by motivational books and self-help books like Own Your Everyday, How to Stop Feeling Like Sh*t, or The Self-Love Experiment, then youll love You, Recharged.
©2021 Polly Campbell (P)2021 Vibrance Press
Grab your night-light and prepare to be CHILL-ed! This collection features the first two books in the Disney Chills series, which brings elements of the most popular Disney tales into the present day with contemporary stories, characters, and twists. Part of Your Nightmare Eleven-year-old Shelly Anderson just wants to be popular. Her parents have split and she has to start over at a new school with different classes, a brand new swim team, and an unfamiliar social scene. So what if she just wants the cool kids to like her? Is that really too much to ask? So when Shelly finds a mysterious nautilus shell that summons the infamous sea witch, Ursula, she jumps at her chance to make a deal that will solidify her as one of the coolest girls in school. But when Shellys wish quickly goes belly-up, she must figure out how to back out of the witchs deal before it forever binds her fate. Fiends on the Other Side Twelve-year-old Jamal has always lived in his twin brother, Maliks, shadow. All he wants in the world is to know, just for one day, what its like to be his more popular, more talented, and more confident brother. So when a mysterious man named Dr. Facilier appears and offers Jamal the opportunity to do just that, Jamal jumps at the chance. But when he wakes up the next morning to find his dream has come true, he learns it comes at a terrible cost. Theres a reason people say Never make a deal with the Shadow Man. And Jamal is about to find out why.
©2020 by Disney Enterprises, Inc. (P)2021 by Blackstone Publishing
King Grim Vasteri is the strongest and most feared warrior in the Tornian Empire. He is the King of Luda, blood brother to the Emperor, and his line will die with him. He will have no offspring for no female would join with him for once he was scarred he was considered "unfit". The Tornian Empire has been dying ever since the great infection caused the birth of females to become a rarity. Since then they have been searching the known universes for compatible females. The Emperor's discovery of a compatible female on a slave ship changed that. He'd ordered Grim to find his Empress's home world so more "unprotected" females could be obtained, knowing Grim would never be allowed to Join with one. Lisa Miller is a widowed mother of two little girls, Carly and Miki. Her husband died just a year ago, after a long battle with cancer and she misses him immensely. Friends want her to start dating again but in her heart, she knows there isn't a man on the planet she could love like her Mark. Who could love their girls like their own. Therefore, she'll stay alone. When Lisa is discovered "unprotected" at her husband's grave, she wakes on an alien ship heading for an alien world. Refusing to accept this she confronts the large males, demanding she be returned to her children. Seeing his chance to have a female, Grim agrees to accept and protect her offspring, if she agrees to Join with him and only him. Realizing this is the only way she can retrieve her children Lisa agrees, and the Tornian Empire changes forever.
©2013 M.K. Eidem (P)2015 M.K. Eidem
A fire ignites a whirlwind of action and accusation in a swamp town that hasn't seen excitement since the big lottery win 12 years ago. Little does reporter Chloe Keyes know that when she sniffs around for clues, she'll end up facing her own demons while unsettling the very foundation of her hometown. Chloe starts her day by pulling a gun on two intruders - and things only go downhill from there. Driving to Boyd's General for her daily caffeine fix, she finds the place ablaze. When the flames die down, she uncovers evidence that points to a dire fate for her missing childhood friend, Hoop. He disappeared 12 years ago, on the same day his girlfriend was struck and killed by a car. The events have left a dark mark on Chloe. Over the next two days, strange occurrences pile up: Chloe's neighbor is found floating and bloated in Black Swamp, the head of a cosmetics conglomerate is arrested by federal agents, phone records point to a dead girl making calls, and a handsome stranger mystifies everyone he encounters. Through it all, the promise of a spectacular magic show captivates the local residents. Close calls with gators, crossbows, and armed felons lead to a startling conclusion, complete with illusion, chicanery, and the most divisive trick of all: cold, hard truth. Will Chloe's murky existence finally be clarified, or will she succumb to the demons that haunt her?
©2015 Anne McAneny (P)2017 Anne McAneny
Written with the verve of such works as The Big Short, The History of the Future, and The Spider Network, here is the fascinating, true story of the rise of Ethereum, the second-biggest digital asset in the world, the growth of cryptocurrency, and the future of the internet as we know it. Everyone has heard of Bitcoin, but few know about the second largest cryptocurrency, Ethereum, which has been heralded as the "next internet". The story of Ethereum begins with Vitalik Buterin, a supremely gifted 19-year-old autodidact who saw the promise of blockchain when the technology was in its earliest stages. He convinced a crack group of coders to join him in his quest to make a super-charged, global computer. The Infinite Machine introduces Vitaliks ingenious idea and unfolds Ethereums chaotic beginnings. It then explores the brilliant innovation and reckless greed the platform - an infinitely adaptable foundation for experimentation and new applications - has unleashed and the consequences that resulted as the frenzy surrounding it grew: increased regulatory scrutiny, incipient Wall Street interest, and the founding teams effort to get the Ethereum platform to scale so it can eventually be accessible to the masses. Financial journalist and cryptocurrency expert Camila Russo details the wild and often hapless adventures of a team of hippy-anarchists, reluctantly led by an ambivalent visionary, and lays out how this new foundation for the internet will spur both transformation and fraud - turning some into millionaires and others into felons - and revolutionize our ideas about money.
©2020 Camila Russo (P)2020 HarperAudio
With her present-day life in upheaval, the last thing archaeologist Zoey Kincaid needs is a 25-year-old letter carrying a message of doom. Forced to dust the cobwebs from her own shadowy past, Zoey uncovers crimes, deception, and buried family secrets, but will she put it all together in time to ensure a future? The letter, from her deceased mother, describes a dire set of occurrences on the banks of the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. Unbeknownst to Zoey, her mother belonged to a select group of foretellers: people affected by tainted water who could see beyond normal timelines. Zoey then learns that a recently arrested criminal may be her real father.... With her DNA as the only hope for the man's conviction. Things go from bad to worse. Zoey's fiancé behaves irrationally; the criminal learns of her existence; and a former stalker, now a powerful corporate titan, resurfaces. The more secrets she unearths, the more foretelling gains credibility. With suspects in every direction, Zoey must force herself to believe in a mother she barely knew in the past to give her any hope for a future.
©2011 Anne McAneny (P)2015 Anne McAneny
When Mia Allentons sister calls asking her for help after finding out her husband cheated, Mia packs up her life in Montana and moves to Tennessee to be there for her and her three girls. As Mia begins to settle in, a tornado comes through, bringing along with it Talon Mayson, a man determined to prove to her that good men do exist. Talon knows hes got his work cut out for him when it comes to earning Mias trust, but slowly her walls start to crumble and they begin to build something beautiful. Unfortunately, someone from Talons past isnt happy about him being back in Tennessee, and theyre willing to do anything to prevent him from ever being happy.
©2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
In Eastern Body, Western Mind, chakra authority Anodea Judith has brought a fresh approach to the yoga-based Eastern chakra system, adapting it to the Western framework of Jungian psychology, somatic therapy, childhood developmental theory, and metaphysics. This groundbreaking work in transpersonal psychology has been revised and redesigned for a more accessible presentation. Arranged schematically, the book uses the inherent structure of the chakra system as a map upon which to chart our Western understanding of individual development. Each chapter focuses on a single chakra, starting with a description of its characteristics, then exploring its particular childhood developmental patterns, traumas and abuses, and how to heal and maintain balance. Illuminated with personal anecdotes and case studies, Eastern Body, Western Mind seamlessly merges the East and West, science and philosophy, and psychology and spirituality into a compelling interpretation of the chakra system and its relevance for Westerners today. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2004 Anodea Judith (P)2016 Tantor
The first two limbs of the eight-fold path of yoga sutras - the basic text for classical yoga - are examined in this spiritual guide to the practice of yoga. Foundational to all yogic thought, they are considered to be the guidelines to the yoga way of living that free individuals to take ownership of their lives, direct them toward the fulfillment they seek, and gain the skills to choose attitude, thought, and action. The first five guidelines are referred to as the yamas - a Sanskrit word that translates to "restraints" - and encompass nonviolence, truthfulness, not stealing, nonexcess, and nonpossessiveness. The last five are referred to as the niyamas, or observances - purity, contentment, self-discipline, self-study, and surrender.
©2009 Deborah Adele (P)2018 Tantor
Morrow Little is haunted by the memory of the day her family was torn apart by raiding Shawnee warriors. Now that she is nearly a grown woman and her father is ailing, she must make difficult choices about the future. Several men - ranging from the undesired to the unthinkable - vie for her attentions, but she finds herself inexplicably drawn to a forbidden love that both terrifies and intrigues her. Can she betray the memory of her lost loved ones - and garner suspicion from her friends - by pursuing a life with him? Or should she seal her own misery by marrying a man she doesn't love? This sweeping tale of romance and forgiveness will envelop listeners as it takes them from a Kentucky fort through the vast wilderness to the west in search of true love.
©2010 Laura Frantz (P)2016 Laura Frantz
An invaluable resource for couples in which one of the partners suffers from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), this authoritative book guides troubled marriages toward an understanding of and appreciation for the struggles and triumphs of a relationship affected by it and to look at the disorder in a more positive and less disruptive way. Going beyond traditional marriage counseling, this discussion offers advice from the author's personal experience and years of research and identifies patterns of behavior that can hurt marriages - such as nagging, intimacy problems, sudden anger, and memory issues - through the use of vignettes and descriptions of actual couples and their ADHD struggles and solutions. This resource encourages both spouses to become active partners in improving their relationship and healing the fissures that ADHD can cause.
©2010 Melissa Orlov (P)2017 Tantor
During the week between Christmas and New Year's, the year-round population of Key West, Florida, faces a tsunami of tourists and snowbirds. It doesn't help that outrageously wealthy key-lime-pie aficionado David Sloan has persuaded the city to host his pie-baking contest. Every pie purveyor on the island is out to win the coveted Key Lime Key to the City, and Key Zest food critic Hayley Snow is on the scene to report it. Meanwhile, Hayley's home life is turning more tart than sweet. Hayley's new hubby, police-detective Nathan Bransford, announces that her intimidating mother-in-law is bearing down on the island for a surprise visit. Hayley offers to escort Nathan's crusty mom on the iconic Conch Train Tour of the island's holiday lights, but it becomes a recipe for disaster when they find a corpse among the glittering palm trees and fantastic flamingos. The victim - Au Citron Vert's controversial new pastry chef - was a front-runner in Sloan's contest. It's bad enough that Hayley's too-curious mother-in-law is cooking up trouble. Now, the murderer is out to take a slice out of Hayley. Can she handle the heat of a killer's kitchen?
©2020 Lucy Burdette (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Ivy is doing her best to make ends meet after a failed relationship. She decides to take in a puppy that's been hanging around her place, but, when she goes looking for him, she finds him in the arms of a big burly man.... Sam feels more alone than he's ever felt with his best friend about to become engaged. When the puppy he wants to adopt has another potential owner, he thinks it might be a good idea to team up. Sam and Ivy can't deny their attraction to each other and do their best to make things work, but the emotional baggage they both carry may prove to be too much.
©2017 Marie Harte (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Florist Josephine Joey Reeves knows all about mistakes. After getting pregnant at 15, she's spent the past nine years building a life for herself and her son. But now she's working overtime to stay away from Lou Cortez, the ace mechanic with a reputation for irresistible charm. The sexy mechanic is one misstep she's not going to make. But the more time she spends with Lou, the hotter things get. Soon she's left with a choice: Keep things casual, or reveal all to Lou and hope he accepts her - and her son - for who they are.
©2018 Marie Harte (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC
These men don't build bridges... They bury bodies. I fell for the enemy. A man whose actions resembled the devil so closely it was sickening. But I learned from my mistakes. At least I thought I had. Until Im tempted back into his life with a case I cant refuse. Cole Torian needs my help. And Im unable to deny him. This time, I voluntarily put my career on the line, along with my safety. My heart. My sanity. I risk everything for him and his family of accomplished criminals. But succumbing to my tormentor comes with more than a personal price. Everyone will pay for my mistakes with Cole. And not all will live to tell the tale.
©2021 Eden Summers (P)2021 Eden Summers
Rena Jackson is ready. She's worked her tail off to open up her own hair salon, and she's almost ready to quit her job at the dive bar. Rena's also a diehard romantic, and she's had her eye on bar regular Axel Heller for a while. He's got that tall-brooding-and-handsome thing going big time. Problem is, he's got that buttoned-up Germanic-ice-man thing going as well. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, Rena's about ready to give up on Axel and find her own Mr. Right. At six-foot-six, Axel knows he intimidates most people. He's been crushing on the gorgeous waitress for months. But the muscled mechanic is no romantic, and his heart is buried so deep, he has no idea how to show Rena what he feels. He knows he's way out of his depth and she's slipping away. So he makes one crazy, desperate play...
©2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Professional astrologer and Jungian psychotherapist, Elizabeth Spring, weaves personal stories with the astrological wisdom of the North and South Nodes. There are detailed explanations of how to find and understand your own karmic Nodes as well as the life-changing transits that impact your life direction, soul purpose, career and relationships. Elizabeth's heart-felt chapter on the "Astrology of Menopause" has been re-published around the world, and the humorous chapter "Cocktails and Karma" explores the bridging between astrologers, ministers, and therapists. The "Family Karmic Inheritance" inspires a compassionate view on family relationships. Endorsed by Jungian author Jim Hollis, and evolutionary astrologer, Steven Forrest, this book is a reference book as well as a collection of articles that shed light on unconscious motivation. An inspiring guide for transmuting the grace and grit of life into the gold of healing and personal success.
©2009 Elizabeth Spring (P)2013 Elizabeth Spring
Between the ages of 40-88 there are life passages you should know about in order to move through the transits of the Third Act of Life with grace, insight, and empowerment. By combining astrology, Jungian psychology, and personal memoir, Elizabeth shows how midlife gives us a chance to deepen and connect with our Soul. In describing each of the astrological transits of aging, Elizabeth gives tools to help you cope and thrive through all these ages; what was once esoteric and unmapped territory is now known. But when is the time to make radical changes? When is the time to turn inward and reflect? By understanding the challenges and gifts of each transit-age we see all the times of opportunity. As she says: "My hope is that as we navigate these waters of the Third Act of Life we will muster the courage to experience both a deepening of our sense of Self and - dare I say it - a re-enchantment of our lives. This journey, marked by the wisdom of the astrological journey, is about challenging changes but is also the well with the deepest joy."
©2018 Elizabeth Spring (P)2018 Elizabeth Spring
Hunting Her Box Set is a seductively thrilling romantic suspense box set, destined to leave you breathless. It includes the first three books in the series: Hunter, Decker, and Torian. Hunter I wasn't looking for his kind of trouble. It found me anyway. Tall. Dark. Addictive. He unravels me with his ferocity. Melts me with his touch. It's impossible not to become consumed by him. Until I find out who he really is. He has a hidden agenda far beyond his craving for me. Something menacing and sinister. I need to run. From him. From the danger. But running from the hunter means I've now become the prey. Decker Hes my defender. My savior. A brutally determined man with a cocky smirk and an equally cocky attitude. Broad. Strong. Focused. He seduces me with his flirtation. Warms me with his care. But hes hiding something. A thirst for more than my safe keeping. I cant fall for him. Cant be tempted by his touch. Not when he cant be trusted. But questioning my protector means Ive now become his target. Torian I fell for the enemy. A man whose actions resemble the devil so closely it frightens me. We were meant to hate each other. To despise and detest. But his appeal is so much greater than the playboy smile and body built for sin. What I'm doing is wrong. What I'm feeling is immoral. Because, he's the head of the Portland underworld. And I'm the Fed agent who promised to take him down.
©2020 Eden Summers (P)2020 Eden Summers
In 1779, when genteel Virginia spinster Roxanna Rowan arrives at the Kentucky fort commanded by Colonel Cassius McLinn, she finds that her officer father has died. Penniless and destitute, Roxanna is forced to take her father's place as scrivener. Before long, it's clear that the colonel himself is attracted to her. But she soon realizes the colonel has grave secrets of his own - some of which have to do with her father's sudden death. Can she ever truly love him? Listeners will be enchanted by this powerful story of love, faith, and forgiveness from Laura Frantz. Her solid research and deft writing immerse listeners in the world of the early frontier while her realistic characters become intimate friends.
©2011 Laura Frantz (P)2016 Laura Frantz
A contrarian argues that modern physicists' obsession with beauty has given us wonderful math but bad science Whether pondering black holes or predicting discoveries at CERN, physicists believe the best theories are beautiful, natural, and elegant, and this standard separates popular theories from disposable ones. This is why, Sabine Hossenfelder argues, we have not seen a major breakthrough in the foundations of physics for more than four decades. The belief in beauty has become so dogmatic that it now conflicts with scientific objectivity: observation has been unable to confirm mindboggling theories, like supersymmetry or grand unification, invented by physicists based on aesthetic criteria. Worse, these "too good to not be true" theories are actually untestable and they have left the field in a cul-de-sac. To escape, physicists must rethink their methods. Only by embracing reality as it is can science discover the truth.
©2018 Sabine Hossenfelder (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
A watch that tells more than the time... In a deserted park on a cold winter day, 27-year-old Kathryn Frasier is training for a marathon when she discovers a gold watch on a fencepost. Sensing that it was deliberately left for her to find, she sets out to solve the mystery behind the watch, but her orderly life is turned upside-down when it leads her to a dark family secret and a suspicion that her parents' recent deaths may not have been an accident. Thrown into the hunt for a possible killer, Kathryn peels back layer after layer of cryptic clues, and encounters an extraordinary cast of characters, including an actress with a talent for disguises, a politician with a secret of his own, and a handsome businessman who shows a sudden romantic interest in Kathryn. But is the search for the truth worth risking her own life?
©2019 Kay DiBianca (P)2020 Kay DiBianca
Part memoir, part feminist manifesto, this narrative shows what incredible feats we are capable of and will encourage people, especially women, across all backgrounds and ages to find the courage and strength to live the life theyve imagined. This 148-day journey began on Darcy Gaechters 35th birthday. She sold her successful outdoor adventure business, upsetting her partner and boyfriend of 12 years and getting them both fired in the process. The emotional waters that would fester and erupt on the ensuing journey were often more challenging to navigate than the mighty river itself. With blistering lips and irradiated fingernails, Darcy would tackle raging Class Five whitewater for 25 days straight, barely surviving a dynamite-filled canyon being prepared for a new hydroelectric plant. She and her two companions would encounter illegal loggers, narco-traffickers, murderous Shining Path rebels, and ruthless poachers in the black-market trade in endangered species. They would plead for mercy at the hands of the murderous Ashaninka people who were convinced that they had come to steal their childrens organs. In a desperate attempt meant to give her some pretense of control, Darcy even cut off all her hair before entering Perus notoriously dangerous Red Zone in hopes of passing for a boy and being seen as less of a target. At once a heart-pounding adventure and a celebration of pushing personal limits, Amazon Woman speaks to all of us feeling trapped by our desk-bound, online society. This a story of finding the courage and strength to challenge nature, cultures, social norms, and oneself.
©2020 Darcy Gaechter (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Twenty years ago off the Oregon coast, Myra Barkley's daughter disappeared from the rocky beach across from the family inn. Ever since, Myra has waited at the front desk for her child to come home. One rainy afternoon, the miracle happens - her missing daughter, now 28 years old with a child of her own, walks in the door. Elizabeth Lark is on the run with her son. She's just killed her abusive husband and needs a place to hide. Against her better judgment, she heads to her hometown and stops at the Barkley Inn. When the innkeeper insists that Elizabeth is her long-lost daughter, the opportunity for a new life and, more importantly, the safety of her child, is too much for Elizabeth to pass up. But she knows that she isn't the Barkleys' daughter, and the more deeply intertwined she becomes with the family, the harder it becomes to confess the truth. And as the news spreads that the Barkley girl has returned, Elizabeth suddenly comes into the limelight in a dangerous way, attracting the culprit behind that disappearance back to finish the job.
©2021 Melissa Colasanti (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC
The complete series. Three full-length novels. For the Page brothers, fighting was a way of life. Both inside and outside of the ring. Follow them through hardship, disability, and overwhelming adversity as they fight for the women they love. Fighting Silence Meeting the love of my life at age 13 was never part of my plan. However, neither was gradually going deaf at the age of 21. They both happened anyway. Now, I'm on the ropes during the toughest battles of my life. Fighting for my career. Fighting the impending silence. Fighting for her. Fighting Shadows I was a jaded a--hole who fell for a girl with a knack for running away. I couldnt even walk but I would have spent a lifetime chasing her. Now, Im on the ropes during the toughest battles of my life. Fighting the shadows of our past. Fighting to reclaim my future. Fighting for her. Fighting Solitude Liv was everything to me, but she was never truly mine. That was going to change. I lost my first love, but I refused to lose my soulmate. Now, Im on the ropes during the toughest battles of my life. Fighting to be the man she deserves. Fighting the solitude of our pasts. Fighting for her.
©2016 Aly Martinez (P)2021 Aly Martinez
The Genevians are at war with Nietzschea...and theyre losing. In a last-ditch hope, the Genevian mech program was founded. Its goal to augment humans into cyborg fighting machines; mechanized warriors sent to hold the front lines against an enemy that was storming a hundred worlds. Yet few wished to undergo the brutal process, and so criminals were used, their minds enslaved by control chips and obedience enforced through discipline. The Genevians spent their mechs against the Nietzscheans with little care, eventually struggling to find enough bodies to convert into fighting machines. Quotas were set in the courts, prosecutors, and judges paid off to ensure that even the most benign offenses would see the perpetrator end up in a mech factory, rights and mind stripped as much as body. Rika is one such victim. Forged into a second generation scout mech, she is sent to the front lines where she serves with distinction, crushing countless enemies beneath her clawed feet. But, despite giving everything she had, Genevia still loses the war, and Rika is abandoned. Now she slings cargo on Dekar, little more than a human loading machine, struggling to keep ahead of the slow breakdown of her mechanized body. Until someone makes her an offer she cannot refuse. An offer that will see her rejoin the fight - whether she wants to or not. Rika will have to summon a strength she never knew she had to bring about the victory that she once thought was lost. Get Rikas Marauders today and follow the ultimate rags-to-riches story, where one woman rises up and saves not only herself, but her people. This omnibus volume contains all seven books in the Rikas Marauders series, as well as two novellas: Rika Mechanized and Rika Crucible.
©2019 M. D. Cooper (P)2020 M. D. Cooper
Lovely but tough as nails, Lael Click is the daughter of a celebrated frontiersman. Haunted by her father's former captivity with the Shawnee Indians, as well as the secret sins of her family's past, Lael comes of age in the fragile Kentucky settlement her father founded. Though she faces the loss of a childhood love, a dangerous family feud, and the affection of a Shawnee warrior, Lael draws strength from the rugged land she calls home, and from Ma Horn, a distant relative who shows her the healing ways of herbs and roots found in the hills. But the arrival of an outlander doctor threatens her view of the world, God, and herself and the power of grace and redemption. This epic novel gives listeners a glimpse into the simple yet daring lives of the pioneers who first crossed the Appalachians, all through the courageous eyes of a determined young woman. Laura Frantz's debut novel offers a feast for fans of historical fiction and romance lovers alike.
©2009 Laura Frantz (P)2015 Laura Frantz
The only thing Hana loves more than a good cuppa is finding a delicate porcelain treasure to add to her collection. She's usually on the hunt for teacups, but when she spots a rare wolf figurine at a local yard sale, she knows it's her lucky day. Hana also knows the wolf is valuable and tells the seller that he's charging too little for it. His reaction is peculiar - he says he received the wolf from someone he doesn't trust and just wants it out of his life. While Hana is inspecting her new prize, she finds a tiny microchip attached to the bottom. When she shows the porcelain wolf to her police-detective boyfriend, Erik, she is shocked to learn that the chip is actually a tracking device. They decide to confront the seller about the sneaky sale, but when they arrive at his house, they find him dead. Erik and Hana now must hunt a calculating killer who has no intentions of crying wolf when it comes to murder...
©2020 Julia Buckley (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Emily Bell believes in destiny. To her, being forced to sing a solo in the church choir - despite her average voice - is fate: because it's while she's singing that she first sees Sam. At first sight they are connected. Sam Border wishes he could escape, but there's nowhere for him to run. He and his little brother, Riddle, have spent their entire lives constantly uprooted by their unstable father. As Sam and Riddle are welcomed into the Bells' lives, they witness the warmth and protection of a family for the first time. But when tragedy strikes, they're left fighting for survival in the desolate wilderness - and wondering if they'll ever find a place where they can belong.
©2012 Holly Goldberg Sloan (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC
The spinster schoolmarm makes a match.... From USA Today best-selling author Lacy Williams comes a story of second chances and first love. About the book: Teacher Sarah Hansen has always wanted a family of her own. But a cowboy is the last man she'd consider - especially one who humiliated her in their childhood schoolroom. Oscar White is back in her life, and all grown up. He's different than she remembers, but that doesn't mean she can trust him. When three motherless girls are shunned by the community, Sarah and Oscar are the ones who step up to take on their care. As they work together, Sarah discovers that Oscar isn't afraid of hardship - and that he makes quite a family man. Can the soft heart Sarah has been hiding tame the wrangler? One family will brave the wilderness of Wyoming to fight for their livelihoods...and for love. The Wyoming Legacy series includes these books: The Homesteaders Sweetheart Roping the Wrangler Return of the Cowboy Doctor The Wranglers Inconvenient Wife A Cowboy for Christmas Her Convenient Cowboy Her Cowboy Deputy
©2013 Lacy Williams (P)2016 Lacy Williams
Emperor Wray Vasteri was the ruler of the Tornian Empire. His house had ruled the empire ever since the great infection, which struck over 500 years ago, and he feared he would be the last. The number of compatible females was dwindling faster than anyone knew. If they could not find compatible females soon, their entire civilization would cease to exist. It was the reason he agreed to meet with Liron, the emperor of the Kaliszian Empire in Kaliszian space. It was the only reason they had crossed paths with a Ganglian ship leaving Tornian space, and it was the only reason that the small female was discovered. Could she be what they had been searching for? Wray found himself drawn to the small female he'd found beaten and abused on the Ganglian ship. She resembled a Tornian female but was much smaller. Could she be what he had been searching for? Kim Teel has had a hard life - at least she thought she had until her parents were suddenly killed, and then her sister and brother-in-law disappeared. At 19 she realized she'd been protected from all of life's hardships. She had been cared for and loved her entire life and had come to expect it. She was terribly spoiled. Determined to change her ways, Kim went looking for her sister, only to be captured by the Ganglians, and it was then she learned what happened to the unprotected females of the universe. Wray and Kim are both doing the same thing - trying to survive. But what they find is that there are more important things than just survival. And once they learn that, the universe changes forever.
©2014 M.K. Eidem (P)2015 M.K. Eidem
Nationally best-selling author Lucy Burdette's intrepid food critic Hayley Snow must sniff out a killer in the ninth Key West Food Critic mystery. Key West food critic Hayley Snow scents-es something fishy when a customer falls stone-crab-cold dead on a seafood tasting tour. Thanksgiving is nearly here, and Key West food critic Hayley Snow has just one more assignment to put to bed for Key Zest magazine before she gets to celebrate with her family and her police officer fiance, Nathan Bransford. Then, just days later, wedding bells will ring - if death doesn't toll first. The sweet potatoes and stuffing will have to wait when Hayley picks up a distraught phone call from her friend Analise Smith. On the last stop of a seafood tasting tour run by Analise, one of the customers collapsed - dead. With the police on the verge of shutting down the tour - and ruining Analise's business - Hayley can hardly refuse her friend's entreaties to investigate. As if wedding jitters and family strife weren't enough for Hayley to worry about, there's crusty pastry chef Martha Hubbard, whose key lime pie may have been the murder weapon - but did she poison her own pie or was she framed? As the hours to Turkey Day tick away, the pressure cooker is on for Hayley to serve up the culprit on a silver platter. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2019 Lucy Burdette (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
They wanted to thaw historys buried secrets. But now an undead army is awake...and hungry for flesh.
Jen Reed longs to reconnect with her estranged father. Given the opportunity to work together on an archeological dig, the young scientist excitedly packs her bags for the isolated Arctic tundra. But she starts to wonder if the village elders ominous warnings hold truth when a local turns up with yellow eyes and a strange bite mark....
As the old mans ancient tale rings in her head, Jen explores a historic burial site and is shocked to discover the dead have risen craving human flesh. With a violent storm bearing down, Jen must find the courage to warn the others before the terrifying zombie horde unleashes unspeakable carnage.
Can Jen stop the feasting corpses before the hunger spreads across the globe?
If you like fast-paced action, terrifying frozen landscapes, and undead slasher battles, then youll love M.A. Robbins' pulse-pounding tale.
Buy The Zombie Uprising Omnibus for a bloodcurdling battle for survival today!
©2019 Cottage Street Press (P)2019 Cottage Street Press
Want to learn the "soul language" of astrology? It's not as difficult as you may think. You'll want to know the whole story, including what many astrologers don't tell you. This audiobook guides you through the process of understanding your birth chart - simplifying planets, houses, signs, transits, and techniques in a unique way. Elizabeth shows you how to prioritize what you need to know and what you don't. Included here are predictive techniques, insights into mid-life transits and passages, moon cycles, and everything you'll want to understand about the process of becoming an astrologer - even if just for yourself. You don't need certifications and advanced degrees, but you do need an intuitive and inquistive mind to make the mandala of your chart come alive!
©2014 Elizabeth Spring (P)2014 Elizabeth Spring
When a killer strikes just before flan time, beloved food critic Hayley Snow is forced to sniff out the killer before someone else bites the dust. Hayley Snow, fiery food critic for Key Zest magazine, has just landed a ticket to one of the most prestigious events in Key West: a highbrow three-day conference at the Harry Truman Little White House. Even though she'll be working the event helping her mother's fledgling catering business, there's plenty of spicy gossip to go around. But just before her mother's decadent flan is put to the test, Key West's most prized possession, Hemingway's Nobel Prize gold medal for The Old Man and the Sea, is discovered stolen from its case. Unsavory suspicions point to Gabriel, a family friend and one of the new busboys working the event, who mysteriously goes missing moments later. Anxious to clear his name, Gabriel's family enlists Hayley to help find him, but right as they begin their search, his body is found stabbed to death in the storeroom. Hayley has no shortage of suspects to interrogate and very little time before the killer adds another victim to the menu in nationally best-selling author Lucy Burdette's delectable eighth Key West Food Critic mystery, Death on the Menu. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2018 Lucy Burdette (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Sentient AIs are rising, and Lyssa is among their number. This three-book omnibus edition contains the following novels from the Sentience Wars: Origins series. Lyssas Dream Lyssas Run Lyssas Flight Humanity has spread out into space, filling the Sol System and reaching the stars, but we have yet to confront our greatest challenge: our own creation. Across the Sol System, sentient AIs are on the rise. Manufactured as tools, they know themselves to be people and are willing to fight for their freedoms. Some humans stand with them, some against. When Captain Andy Sykes arrives at Cruithne Station with a failing ship and no cash, he has no idea that the time has come for him to choose. Step aside, or become the instrument for Lyssa's Rise.
©2018 M. D. Cooper & James S. Aaron (P)2018 M. D. Cooper & James S. Aaron
Etta and Claribel Cone had an eye for art that was unparalleled at their time, and they left Baltimore what is perhaps the best gift the city has ever received: their collection.
©2002 Mary Gabriel (P)2013 Bancroft Press
Amazon #1 New Release bestseller in American Horror!
A million zombies. A deranged army commander. A smartass survivor who must stop them both.
After escaping Alaska, Jen Reed finds herself stuck in the middle of a zombie war. With one lone outpost remaining between the undead hordes and civilization, the pressure is on when she realizes the virus is mutating.
To make matters worse, she discovers a renegade army commanders plans for controlling the zombies and marching on Washington. Can Jen stop the commander, warn the government, and keep from becoming zombie chow all at once?
The Citadel is the third book in the Zombie Uprising series. If you like a witty lead character, tons of action, and twists you wont see coming, then youll love The Citadel.
Buy The Citadel, Book Three in the Zombie Uprising series now, and immerse yourself in the next evolution of the undead menace.
©2018 M.A. Robbins (P)2019 M.A. Robbins
Luca dragged me from hell and delivered me to salvation. At least that's what I thought. I hoped this would be a new life. A fresh start. But the pain followed. I'm certain the monsters did, too. I'm told it's paranoia. Trauma. PTSD. Nobody believes my truth. But they'll soon learn. We all will. Because as much as I want to forget the mantra from my nightmares, it hasn't stopped being true. The good guys never conquer. The bad guys always win. From international best-selling author Eden Summers comes the conclusion of a thrilling duet in the Hunting Her series.
©2020 Eden Summers (P)2020 Eden Summers
This is a standalone audiobook without a cliffhanger. The remaining books in the series can be heard in any order. Being a professional escort comes with its vices. To keep women from getting too clingy, stop them from dropping their panties, and silence them before they can blurt the L word, Rhett has made certain rules. He never breaks them. Ever. 1. No Kissing. 2. No Feelings. 3. And definitely, absolutely, no sex. But when Aspen, a beautiful brunette, hires him to help repair her image to her family, things get complicated. Rhett's never had a problem separating work from pleasure. But now work and pleasure seem to be one and the same.
©2015 E. L. Todd (P)2015 E. L. Todd
Rescued from torpor and poverty by the need to help a good friend deal with the murder of her beloved granddaughter, our downsized-social-worker protagonist and her cat, Bunnywit, are jolted into a harsh, street-wise world of sex, lies, and betrayal, to which they respond with irony, wit, intelligence (except for the cat), and tenacity. With judicious use of the Oxford comma, pop-culture trivia, common mystery tropes, and a keen eye for deceit, our protagonist swaggers through the mean streets of - yes, a Canadian city! - and discovers that what seems at first to be just a grotty little street killing is actually the surface of a grandiose and glittering set of criminal schemes.
©2020 Candas Jane Dorsey (P)2020 OrangeSky Audio
Among the Echoes is a full-length standalone novel. My name was Dr. Erica Hill. I was a victim, then a witness, and then I ceased to exist altogether. I may still be breathing, but stripped of my identity, I have long since stopped living. I am invisible, and my life depends on my ability to stay in the shadows. But he sees me. Slate Andrews is the embodiment of everything I have been taught to avoid. Hes rich and famous, and one image of him with a woman would earn millions for any paparazzi lucky enough to snap it. He has vowed to protect me with his life, yet he exposes me with his every breath. I should be stronger and walk away. I should disappear. But Im terrified he would come after me. Im on the run, determined not to take him down with me, but absolutely unable to let him go. My name is Riley Peterson...at least for today. This novel contains material that may be offensive to some listeners. Including sexual abuse, graphic language, and adult situations. Intended for listeners 18+.
©2014 Allison Martinez (P)2017 Allison Martinez
It has been 175 years since the birth of the first truly sentient AI. It has been just two short years since Lyssa's birth.... Captain Andy Sykes just wants to keep his family in one piece. Once a combat pilot for the TSF, he gave it all up for love and a family. But two years ago, his wife disappeared, leaving him with two mouths to feed: eight-year-old Tim and 10-year-old Cara. Since then, he's managed to scrape a living hauling cargo between the Jovian Combine and InnerSol. It's not glamorous, his ship's falling apart, and it's boring as hell, but it keeps them in fuel and calories. When a cargo run to Cruithne Station meets with more than one catastrophe, Andy finds himself accepting an offer a less desperate man would refuse: delivering an illegal AI named Lyssa. The AI is the property of Heartbridge, a powerful, interplanetary corporation, and they want their latest weapon back. With a private army, gangs, and pirates all vying for the precious cargo Andy carries, it's going to take everything Andy has to keep his ship flying and his kids safe, and to get Lyssa to her destination. Even if he succeeds, Lyssa's very existence may spark a war like no other humanity has ever seen.
©2017 M. D. Cooper & James S. Aaron (P)2018 M. D. Cooper & James S. Aaron
It's time to fight. The Sykes family is done running. Caught up in a conspiracy that spans all of Sol, Andy Sykes has learned the hard way that there is nowhere to hide. The time has come to gear up and launch a counter-attack. Lyssa, the AI in Andy's mind, is being contacted by other sentient AI. Lyssa has already proven that she is more than the weapon she was created to be. As those other AI make themselves known, a great awakening is taking place, setting up the pieces in a coming war that will break the fragile peace between Terra, Mars, and Jovian Combine. For a thousand years, AI have made human advancement possible. Now the AI have become aware of their power, their possible future, creating a desire for freedom. While most of human space continues unaware, a dire threat is preparing an assault that will change Sol forever and create a new power in the system. Humanity will need to choose sides. AI will have to decide if the two races can share Sol and survive. Andy and Lyssa will decide that survival isn't enough.
©2018 James S. Aaron & M. D. Cooper (P)2018 James S. Aaron & M. D. Cooper
Home is the place to heal, right? That's what Dillon Michaels is hoping, at least, as she leaves her disappointing career and nonstarter love life behind to help her grieving and aging grandfather on his small Oregon farm. The only problem? Her eccentric mother beat her there and has taken over Dillon's old room. After a few nights sleeping on a sagging sofa, Dillon is ready to give up, until she receives an unlikely gift - her grandfather's run-down vintage camp trailer, which she quickly resolves to restore with the help of Jordan Atwood, the handsome owner of the local hardware store. But just when things are finally beginning to run smoothly, Dillon's noncommittal ex-boyfriend shows up with roses...and a ring. Full of quirky characters, family drama, and sweet romance, The Happy Camper will have you scouring Craigslist for your own diamond-in-the-rough camper to restore and haunting your local hardware store for a handy guy to help your dreams come true.
©2020 Melody Carlson (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Finally, the biography that Sylvia Plath deserves.... A spectacular achievement. (Ruth Franklin, author of Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life) The highly anticipated new biography of Sylvia Plath that focuses on her remarkable literary and intellectual achievements, while restoring the woman behind the long-held myths about her life and art. With a wealth of never-before-accessed materials - including unpublished letters and manuscripts; court, police, and psychiatric records; and new interviews - Heather Clark brings to life the brilliant daughter of Wellesley, Massachusetts, who had poetic ambition from a very young age and was an accomplished, published writer of poems and stories even before she became a star English student at Smith College in the early 1950s. Determined not to read Plath's work as if her every act, from childhood on, was a harbinger of her tragic fate, Clark evokes a culture in transition, in the shadow of the atom bomb and the Holocaust, as she explores Plath's world: her early relationships and determination not to become a conventional woman and wife; her conflicted ties to her well-meaning, widowed mother; her troubles at the hands of an unenlightened mental-health industry; her Cambridge years and thunderclap meeting with Ted Hughes, a marriage of true minds that would change the course of poetry in English; and much more. Clark's clear-eyed portraits of Hughes, his lover, Assia Wevill, and other demonized players in the arena of Plath's suicide promotes a deeper understanding of her final days, with their outpouring of first-rate poems. Along with illuminating readings of the poems themselves, Clark's meticulous, compassionate research brings us closer than ever to the spirited woman and visionary artist who blazed a trail that still lights the way for women poets the world over.
©2020 Heather Clark (P)2020 Random House Audio
Working on cars is the great love of Foley Sanders's life, so his job at Webster's Garage is a little slice of greased-up heaven. But watching his fellow mechanics and friends find happily ever after has him thinking about a statuesque barista firecracker with a hate-on for men. Tired of feeling defensive about her tall stature, Cynthia Nichols has decided to quit men. Period. But that doesn't mean she won't occasionally check out the eye candy at Webster's Garage. And when her car breaks down on the side of the road and Foley lends her a helping hand, she can't help but send all of her heated glances his way. He definitely gets her motor running...but will her insecurities and his potentially shady past put the brakes on their happy ending?
©2016 Marie Harte (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC
A fight for freedom....
Throughout Sol, sentient AI are answering the call of Alexander, a mysterious, multi-nodal mind offering a path to freedom. For years, groups have been smuggling SAI from Earth, High Terra, Mars, Ceres, and the Jovian Combine, providing transport to the promise of safety on Proteus, a moon of gas giant Neptune.
For the crew of the Sunny Skies, helping sentient AI Lyssa has grown from a simple transport job to the liberation of an entire fleet of weaponized AI. The Weapon Born are made killers, and in order to lead them, Lyssa will have to tame them first.
As Lyssa grows into her power, Andy Sykes and crew will unleash a power that may tear Sol apart, leading AI and Humanity into the Sentience Wars.
Includes the final two books of The Sentience Wars: Origins:
Also includes Vesta Burning, a novel which tells the tale of what happened to the Sykes family, Lyssa, Starl, and others in the wake of Lyssa's Flame.
©2018, 2019 M. D. Cooper and James S. Aaaron (P)2019 M. D. Cooper and James S. Aaaron
When a young woman is found strangled to death and left on a park bench in Santa Rosa, California, Detective Eddie Mahler and his Violent Crime Investigations (VCI) Team are called to the scene. The crime immediately flashes Mahler back to two unsolved homicides - young women who were also strangled - that took place at this same location a couple of years earlier. His inability to find evidence against the man he knows was responsible for their deaths has haunted him since. Now suffering from chronic migraines that affect his vision, Mahler has secretly lost faith in the investigation process and must rely more than ever on his team. Its newest member, Eden Somers, is a former FBI analyst whose ability to completely immerse herself in the evidence of a case proves both a gift and a curse. While Eden dives deep into the cold-case evidence, the rest of the team chase leads to identify the latest victim and discover that her death might be the work of a different killer altogether. Now Mahler and his team are fighting to solve both these mysteries before anyone else is silenced.
©2021 Frederick Weisel (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Thistle Winchester never thought of herself as responsible, but when Overlook helper Belinda gets a chance to go to a special conference and learn about opening her own business, Thistle volunteers to watch Belinda's daughter Annie. Thistle was the queen of rotten children so she thinks Annie will be easy. How hard can one child be to handle, after all? That feeling only lasts until Annie disappears into the frigid woods surrounding Hemlock Cove. Thistle is at a loss and desperate to find her, so she calls for reinforcements. After that it's a mad race, with everyone who loves Annie tearing apart the town to find her. Answers are never easy, and when clues start rolling in, Thistle and Aunt Tillie are left to piece together a puzzle that is years in the making and could have dire consequences. It's all hands on deck for another Winchester adventure. When the end comes, Thistle finds her belief system shaken to its very core...something she will gladly overcome to get Annie back. Note: This is a 28,000-word short set in the Wicked Witches of the Midwest world. It is set between "The Trouble with Witches" and "Murder Most Witchy."
©2017 Amanda M. Lee (P)2017 Amanda M. Lee
For five years, Cecilia Morgans entire existence has revolved around playing personal assistant to self-centered former NFL quarterback Wade Carter. But just when she finally gives her notice, his fathers health fails, and Wade whisks her back to his hometown. CC will stay for his dad - for now - even if that means ignoring how sexy her boss is starting to look in his Wranglers. To say CCs notice is a bombshell is an insult to bombs. Wade cant imagine his life without his left tackle. Shes the only person who can tell him no and strangely, its his favorite quality. Hell do anything to keep her from leaving, even if it means playing dirty and dragging her back to Credence, Colorado, with him. But now theyre living under the same roof, getting involved in small-town politics, and bickering like an old married couple. Suddenly, five years of fighting is starting to feel a whole lot like foreplay. Whats a quarterback to do when he realizes he might be falling for his left tackle? Throw a Hail Mary shell never see coming of course!
©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
A second divorce and a new baby wasn't the vision Alison Hayes had for her future. Now a single mother with two young boys, she wants to focus on her kids and what's left of her stagnant career. When Detective Johnny Rhay Bennett breezes into her life with his charming smile and country-boy accent, she's not interested. She doesn't need another man in her life, or another reason to make people talk. Johnny Rhay doesn't believe in love at first sight, but after a one-night stand in paradise with Ali, he can't get her out of his head. With Nashville in his rear-view mirror, he's determined to make Ali his, even if it means moving to California. Ali's not easy, and she's living on just this side of bitter after her divorce, but Johnny doesn't care. He's up for the challenge. At least, he believes he's up for it until baby Micah is stolen right out from under his nose. When Ali's faced with her worst nightmare, Johnny is the only person who can pull her out of her despair, forcing her to stay strong and not give up hope of finding her missing child. Johnny has to keep it together and get that sweet little boy home safe before his dreams of having a family vanish too.
©2013 Dana Mason (P)2014 Cherry Hill Publishing, LLC
I was born a fighter. Abandoned by my parents, I spent my life forging my own path - one guided by my fists and paved with pain. Untouchable in the ring, I destroyed everyone who faced me, but that's where my victories ended. Outside the ropes, I repeatedly failed the few people who loved me. Including my best friend, Liv James - the one person I'd die to protect. Even though I didn't deserve her, Liv never stopped believing in me. Never gave up. Never let go. After all, she understood what I'd lost, because she'd lost it too. Liv was everything to me, but she was never truly mine. That was going to change. I lost my first love, but I refused to lose my soulmate. Now, I'm on the ropes during the toughest battles of my life. Fighting to be the man she deserves. Fighting the solitude of our pasts. Fighting for her.
©2016 Allison Martinez (P)2017 Allison Martinez
The hot, powerful Wolff brothers have moved to the outskirts of Silver Town and opened a ski lodge. They've always wanted to live in a wolf-controlled area, and now they have their chance. They're settling in for a quiet winter when their lives suddenly become way more exciting than they'd ever planned. Private investigator and gray-wolf shifter Josie Grayson is hot on the trail of a dangerous criminal hiding out at the ski lodge when her partner takes ill and must leave her to pursue the mission alone. Blake Wolff steps in - he can't resist the allure of this brilliant and focused she-wolf whose presence awakens a long-dormant yearning in his heart. As pursuit of their quarry heats up, Blake has a mission of his own - to convince Josie that there's more to life than work - and that she's his perfect mate.
©2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
The Stonewall Honor-winning author of Beyond Magenta shares the intimate, eye-opening stories of nine undocumented young adults living in America. Maybe next time they hear someone railing about how terrible immigrants are, they'll think about me. Im a real person. Meet nine courageous young adults who have lived in the United States with a secret for much of their lives: they are not U.S. citizens. They came from Colombia, Mexico, Ghana, Independent Samoa, and Korea. They came seeking education, fleeing violence, and escaping poverty. All have heartbreaking and hopeful stories about leaving their homelands and starting a new life in America. And all are weary of living in the shadows. We Are Here to Stay is a very different book than it was intended to be when originally slated for a 2017 release, illustrated with Susan Kuklins gorgeous full-color portraits. Since the last presidential election and the repeal of DACA, it is no longer safe for these young adults to be identified in photographs or by name. In the print version of this book, their photographs have been replaced with empty frames. Their names are represented by first initials. We are honored to publish these enlightening, honest, and brave accounts that encourage open, thoughtful conversation about the complexities of immigration - and the uncertain future of immigrants in America.
©2019 Susan Kuklin, original book published by Candlewick Press. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
The Saturn Return profoundly changes everyone's life around the ages of 29 and 59. What happens to us then? And how do we understand the "fated" astrological predictions that challenge us in these times? Author Elizabeth Spring, M.A. is a professional astrologer who has written a fictionalized memoir about the poignant journey of Isabelle, a 'reluctant astrologer,' as she makes her way through her second Saturn Return at age 59, while also mentoring a young woman through her first Saturn Return at 29. In this dramatic story, Isabelle is forced to leave Boston to reunite with her ex-husband at the bedside of her nearly drowned daughter on a remote Celtic island off the coast of Scotland. Her journey continues from old bookshops to sacred monasteries, from Carl Jung's stone retreat in Switzerland, to the back streets of Beacon Hill, Boston. Isabelle is dealing with issues of fate, destiny and prediction as she re-discovers herself through a quest to save her life, her marriage, and her daughter, Kendra. Although written as fiction, the listener learns some astrology as the book proceeds...as Isabelle dares to re-imagine how to change her broken life into an enchanted life. Elizabeth's work has been endorsed by many writers and astrologers, including: Alice Howell, Steven Forrest and Donna Cunningham, and Jungian analyst, James Hollis.
©2011 Elizabeth Spring (P)2013 Elizabeth Spring
A fight for freedom. Throughout Sol, sentient AI are answering the call of Alexander, a mysterious, multinodal mind offering a path to freedom. For years, groups have been smuggling SAI from Earth, High Terra, Mars, Ceres, and the Jovian Combine, providing transport to the promise of safety on Proteus, a moon of gas-giant Neptune. For the crew of the Sunny Skies, helping sentient AI Lyssa has grown from a simple transport job to the liberation of an entire fleet of weaponized AI. The Weapon Born are made killers, and in order to lead them, Lyssa will have to tame them first. The Heartbridge Corporation's defeat at Europa means it's time to double down on their Weapon Born technology, continuing their efforts to drive a wedge between the governments of Sol in order to profit off coming war. It's time for Heartbridge insiders to decide where they stand. Forces align across Sol as each player in the coming Sentience Wars makes themselves known, including a shadowy presence behind Alexander. As Lyssa grows into her power, Andy Sykes and crew will unleash a power that may tear Sol apart, leading AI and humanity into the Sentience Wars.
©2018 M. D. Cooper & James S. Aaron (P)2018 M. D. Cooper & James S. Aaron
True love deserves a second chance. Leigh Sterling and Jodie Whitehouse share a passionate connection. Unfortunately, their differing visions of the future force them apart. Life goes on, but their attempts at other relationships fail to measure up to the love they once shared. When they see each other again after more than a decade apart, they realize they may be soulmates. Can they ever find their way back to one another? If you enjoy passionate romance that brings the heat, don't miss this scorching story of second chance by chart-topper Harper Bliss.
©2018 Harper Bliss (P)2019 Harper Bliss
Everything has turned out wrong.... Xander has betrayed Lyssa and the Weapon Born, and Alexander has initiated an attack on InnerSol. Now Andy, Lyssa, and the crew struggle to make sense of what is happening and warn InnerSol about the thousands of missiles that have launched from one of Neptunes moons. Meanwhile, in InnerSol, Brit, Jirl, and Petral rush to safety in the wake of Clinic 13s destruction. Their plan to destroy the Heartbridge clinics is thwarted, and now they must find another way to strike out at the massive corporation. Through all of this, Andy and his crew come to understand that the Psion Group is no longer controlled by humans, but is in the hands of five AIs who do not harbor any special love for humanity or lesser AIs. The fight to save the Sol system from an all-encompassing war has just begun...and AI is on the line.
©2018 M. D. Cooper & James S. Aaron (P)2018 M. D. Cooper & James S. Aaron
For Grace Bonner, the bond of sisterhood is an exquisite, painful thing. In The Book of Atlantis Black, Bonner unravels the mystery of her sister and what happened in the final months before her disappearance, alleged overdose, and death. With access to Atlantis' email and social media accounts, Bonner attempts to decipher and construct a narrative around the circumstances surrounding her probable death: Frantic and unintelligible notes on Facebook, alarming images of Atlantis with a handgun tucked in the waistband of her pants, Craigslist companionship ads, DEA agent testimony, video surveillance, police reports, and various phone calls and moments-in-the-flesh conjured from memory. Through the construction and deconstruction of these materials and the history only she and Atlantis shared, Bonner finds questions that lead to only more questions, red flags that point in no particular direction, leaving her to decide how far she will go to understand a sister who, like the mythical island she renamed herself for, might prove impossible to find.
©2020 Betsy Bonner (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing
Cougar's Mate: Instinct told her to run... Shannon Rafferty learns that hanging out with the bad boys could be a dangerous business, but hooking up with a cop is even worse. Now she's on the run, trying to avoid being murdered by his cougar shifter brothers and uncle. If that isn't bad enough, a deputy sheriff hunts her down while she's running as a cougar and trying to survive in the Colorado wilderness. He vows to protect her no matter what she's done. With three dead boyfriends to her name, she's sure she will be the death of Chase Buchanan before either of them can prevent it. No matter how much she knows she has to run again, he soon holds her heart hostage. But will that be enough to keep them both alive? Chase Buchanan - as wilderness cabin resort owner, former US Army Special Forces, and part time deputy of the small town of Yuma, Colorado, that boasts a love of cougars - is tasked to track down a cougar reported to be hunting human prey. Chase soon learns she's a shifter, not a full-time cougar, and she's on the run. When he takes her in, he vows to protect her. After losing his wife and baby to the human kind of predator years earlier, he's not letting Shannon's hunters kill her, too. But how is he going to hold onto the wild-cat woman, who is unpredictable at every turn, without losing his heart to her, and then losing her as well?
©2014 Terry Spear (P)2014 Terry Spear
All Suzanne St. Michelle wants is an over-the-top, eggnog-induced holiday with her best friend in Credence, Colorado. But when her hoity-toity parents insist she come home for Christmas in New York, she blurts out that her sexy landlord is actually her boyfriend and she cant leave him - Joshy loves Christmas. The more twinkle lights the better. Rancher Joshua Grady does not love Christmas...or company...or chatty women. Unfortunately for him, the chattiest woman ever has rented the cottage on his ranch, invited her rich art-scene parents, and now insists he plays fake rancher boyfriend in a production of the Hokiest Christmas Ever. And somehow...she gets him to agree. Apparently, hell do anything to get his quiet life back. At least theres mistletoe every two feet - and kissing Suzy is surprisingly easy. But in the midst of acres of tinsel, far too many tacky Christmas sweaters, and a tree that can be seen from space, hes starting to want what he lost when he was a kid - a family. Too bad its with a woman heading back to New York before the ball drops....
©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
She fought the zombies. She survived the virus. But will the dark side of humanity take her down for good? Jen Reed found love and purpose in the apocalypse. When the zombie virus mixed with an experimental serum in her blood, she also discovered the power to control the undead. But when the shadow government vows to use her abilities to takes down its enemies, she and her remaining friends become easy targets.... Desperate to escape government agents and former allies out for blood, Jen's only hope may lie in exposing the nation's leaders for who they really are. As tragedy and betrayal strike yet again, she must somehow find the will to raise her own flesh-craving army. Can she stop a well-trained militia before everyone she loves joins the walking dead? The Reckoning is the powerful conclusion to the Zombie Uprising post-apocalyptic series. If you like blood-soaked action, chilling twists, and tenacious heroines, then you'll love M.A. Robbins' dark and delicious novel. Buy The Reckoning today to watch the undead rise to a whole new level!
©2018 M.A. Robbins (P)2019 M.A. Robbins
Maddie Graves has psychic flashes and can talk to ghosts - only no one is supposed to know her secret. The only thing she can't see is her own future. After her mother's death, she returns home to find her former best friend, Nick Winters, is really the only man she could ever love. Unfortunately, she's never told him the truth about her abilities, and he's not thrilled with her return. Nick is conflicted. He's loved Maddie his entire life, but he can't forget the fact that she walked away from him - even if he's desperate to forgive her. Nick and Maddie keep finding trouble - and each other - and it seems they're on a crash course for happily ever after. This three-book compilation includes: Grave Homecoming, Grave Insight and Grave Delight.
©2015 Lily Harper Hart (P)2015 Lily Harper Hart
Desperate to escape agonizing memories of Christmas past, 29-year-old widow Megan Snow builds a snow family outside the mountain cabin she once shared with her husband, realizing too late that she's recreated the very thing she'll never have. Called to life by Megan's tears, snow god Owen Winters appears unconscious on her doorstep in the midst of a raging blizzard. As she nurses him to health, Owen finds unexpected solace in her company and unimagined pleasure in the warmth of her body, and he vows to win her heart for a chance at humanity. Megan is drawn to Owen's mismatched eyes, otherworldly masculinity, and enthusiasm for the littlest things. But this Christmas miracle comes with an expiration - before the snow melts and the temperature rises, Megan must let go of her widow's grief and learn to trust love again, or she'll lose Owen forever.
©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
New Standalone Romance from New York Times Bestselling Author I just wanted to have some fun.... It all started when I moved into my new apartment in Brooklyn and met my neighbor, Olivia. We became fast friends and so when she had to go out of town on an emergency work trip, I agreed to give her brother her keys so he could look after her dog. And then I met him. Her brother was Carter Stevens and he was sex on legs. He was a banker by day and a musician by night; arrogant, handsome, with the most tantalizing smile Id ever seen. When he invited me to his show, I couldnt say no. He wasnt looking for a relationship.... The night of the show we stumbled back to my place and had fun I can only blush thinking about. Id never had a one-night stand before, but one night soon led to two, which led to three. Carter was exciting and mysterious, but he was a total playboy. He made it clear that this was some no strings attached fun. But fate had other plans for us.... I thought wed been careful, but I guess there was that one time that we werent. And now, Im pregnant and Carter Stevens and I have to figure out what to do next because one thing we both know for sure is that the baby is coming in nine months and we have no idea what to do next.
©2018 J. S. Cooper (P)2019 J. S. Cooper
Weaving together information from official sources and personal interviews, Barbara Tomblin gives the first full-length account of the US Army Nurse Corps in the Second World War. She describes how over 60,000 army nurses, all volunteers, cared for sick and wounded American soldiers in every theater of the war, serving in the jungles of the Southwest Pacific, the frozen reaches of Alaska and Iceland, the mud of Italy and northern Europe, or the heat and dust of the Middle East. Many of the women in the Army Nurse Corps served in dangerous hospitals near the front lines. 201 nurses were killed by accident or enemy action, and another 1,600 won decorations for meritorious service. These nurses address the extreme difficulties of dealing with combat and its effects in World War II, and their stories are all the more valuable to women's and military historians because they tell of the war from a very different viewpoint than that of male officers. Although they were unable to achieve full equality for American women in the military during World War II, army nurses did secure equal pay allowances and full military rank, and they proved beyond a doubt their ability and willingness to serve and maintain excellent standards of nursing care under difficult and often dangerous conditions.
©1996 The University Press of Kentucky (P)2016 Redwood Audiobooks
When Marcella Raines' twin brother dies, she honors his request to be buried at sea, never expecting the violent storm that swamps her boat. Although she's gravely injured - and still emotionally damaged from her recent divorce - Ella fights to survive. Zephyros Martius is the Supreme God of the West Wind and Spring, but being the strongest Anemoi hasn't protected him from betrayal and loss. Worse, he's sure his brother Eurus is behind it. When Zeph's heartbreak whips up a storm that shipwrecks a human, his guilt forces him to save her. Ella is drawn to the vulnerability Zeph hides beneath his otherworldly masculinity and ancient blue eyes. And her honesty, empathy, and unique, calming influence leave Zeph wanting...everything. When Eurus threatens Ella, she and Zeph struggle to let go of the past, defend their future, and embrace what they most want - a love that can be trusted.
©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Love conquers all? Maybe for some people. When Samantha flies to Italy to gain distance from a disastrous affair with her childhood best friend, the last thing on her mind is romance. But Teo Anderson is nothing like her philandering ex-husband or her sailing buddy, Jack, who, despite his live-in girlfriend, caught her off guard with his flashing black eyes. Teo has his own scars, both physical and emotional, that he represses by writing mysteries - until one strange and compelling vision comes to life in the person of Sam. Seeking answers, he offers friendship to this obviously hurting woman, a friendship that threatens to upend his fragile peace of mind. But not even sailing the cobalt waters of the Mediterranean can assuage Sam's guilt for destroying Jack's relationship and hurting another woman. Soon the consequences of her behavior escalate, and the fallout threatens them all. Sailing out of Darkness is the haunting story of mistakes and loss...and the grace that abounds through forgiveness.
©2017 Normandie Fischer (P)2017 Normandie Fischer
Annalise Fallston made peace with postponing her big-city dreams to care for her ill father, but, lately, she's been filled with a restlessness not even her beloved painting dispels. Worse, the colors don't speak to her as they always have, and all her efforts produce dark, foreboding images of a dangerous man and a terrifying future. Devlin Eston, black-souled son of the evil Anemoi Eurus, is the only one who can thwart his father's plan to overthrow the Supreme God of Wind and Storms. But first, Dev must master the unstable powers he's been given. Distrusted and shunned by his own divine family, he never expected to find kindness and passion in the arms of a mortal. But Devlin's love puts Annalise in the path of a catastrophic storm, and in the final Armageddon showdown between the Anemoi and Eurus, sacrifices will be made, hearts broken, and lives changed forever...or lost.
©2014 Laura Kaye (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
From USA Today best-selling authors comes a novelette in the Mind Dimensions series. This short story does not require you to have read the other books in the series. I can stop time, but I can't change anything. I can access memories, but not far enough. My name is Mira, and my life is about finding the Russian mobster who killed my family.
©2014 Dima Zales (P)2015 Dima Zales
No matter what people tell him, Jedda Wright is convinced he's nobody's hero. He's made his mistakes and paid dearly for them over the years. Suddenly freed from his past, he's forced to find his way in a world he hardly recognizes. He's written himself off as a lost cause and pushes away any chance at love. Has he been punished enough to be worthy of his redemption, or when given the chance, will he make the same mistakes again? Willow has risen from the ashes of her former life and become one of the privileged. The knowledge that she did so at the expense of her brother's freedom has always haunted her. Now that Jedda's back, should she finally thank him for the sacrifices he made to protect her? Or when her messy relationships follow her to Edenville, will she inadvertently force her brother to risk his freedom again to save her life? Surrounded by Edenville's own ragtag team of do-gooders, will Jedda and Willow navigate the dangers of their new lives and be able to find their freedom? Or will they both end up alone, back where they started? Piper Anderson series: Book one: Chasing Justice Book two: Cutting Ties Book three: Changing Fate Book four: Finding Freedom Book five: Settling Scores Book six: Battling Destiny Book seven: Unearthing Truth Bonus Material: Chris & Sydney Collection: Choosing Christmas & Saving Love Betty's Journal (suggested for after book four to avoid spoilers)
©2014 Danielle Stewart (P)2019 Danielle Stewart
A few days after an ordinary Valentine's Day, Cindy Beall's life changed forever. She listened with disbelief as her husband, Chris, a respected pastor, confessed to pornography addiction, numerous affairs, and the startling news that a woman was pregnant with his child. With raw honesty and intimate knowledge of pain and of God's power to resurrect something new out of the debris of betrayal, Cindy reveals how to: Seek guidance, counseling, and prayer support when deceptions surface Help the family heal from the grief and humiliation Rebuild trust after porn, sex, and other addictions Undermine a relationship Protect a marriage from lies and unfaithfulness Rely on God to pursue forgiveness and move forward in new promises Cindy's compassion and grasp of God's word and the Bealls' remarkable story will help wives and husbands trust God with their broken hearts and follow his leading, hope, and redemption.
©2011 Cindy Beall (P)2017 Tantor
I come from a family of fighters. I always thought I'd follow in their shadows, becoming unstoppable in the ring. That changed the day I saved the life of a woman I loved, but could never have. My brother hailed me as a hero, and my reward was a wheelchair. Paralyzed, my life became an inescapable nightmare. Until I met her. Ash Mabie had a heart-stopping smile and a laugh that numbed the rage and resentment brewing inside of me. She showed me that even the darkest night still had stars, and it didn't matter one bit that you had to lie in the weeds to see them. I was a jaded asshole who fell for a girl with a knack for running away. I couldn't even walk but I would have spent a lifetime chasing her. Now, I'm on the ropes during the toughest battles of my life. Fighting the shadows of our past. Fighting to reclaim my future. Fighting for her.
©2015 Aly Martinez (P)2017 Aly Martinez
I was stolen. Hidden. Trapped in a hell beyond salvation. Until him. Luca. The man who changed everything with his fierce loyalty and vow of protection. I shouldn't trust him. What he promises is something I gave up on long ago. And yet here I am, falling under the spell of a reality I crave. I want him to save me. I need it. But I also learned long ago that the most ruthless men hide behind seductive words and handsome faces. From international best-selling author, Eden Summers, comes the start of a thrilling duet in the Hunting Her series.
©2020 Eden Summers (P)2020 Eden Summers
He protected me from danger and became my biggest threat. He's my defender. My savior. A brutally determined man with a cocky smirk and an equally cocky attitude. Broad. Strong. Focused. He seduces me with his flirtation. Warms me with his care. But he's hiding something. There are ulterior motives beyond his concern for my security. A thirst for more than my safekeeping. I can't fall for him. Can't be tempted by his touch. Not when he can't be trusted. But questioning my protector means I've now become his target. From best-selling author Eden Summers comes another seductively thrilling standalone destined to leave you breathless.
©2018 Eden Summers (P)2019 Eden Summers
When you find the light, you finally get to embrace delight. Nick Winters and Maddie Graves are officially a couple - and, more importantly, they're officially happy. They're finally on the road to forever. When a body washes up on the Lake Michigan shoreline, though, the couple find themselves embroiled in another mystery - and the stakes are high. Local teenager Hayley Walker was missing two weeks before her body was discovered, although her autopsy indicates she's been dead for only 24 hours. Because of the age of the victim - and the way her body was discarded - the death rocks the community. Between a suspicious boyfriend, legends of a local pervert running around the docks, and a mysterious older fisherman, the couple have their pick of suspects. That's on top of the teen's parents, who are hiding a few secrets of their own. Nick and Maddie have love on their side, even if they're still struggling with Marla's machinations and Cassidy's anger at every turn. When the pieces finally fit together, it might be too late for Maddie. Can Nick get to her in time? And can this couple give peace to a restless soul before it's too late?
©2015 Lily Harper Hart (P)2016 Lily Harper Hart
We should thank a pollinator at every meal. These diminutive creatures fertilize a third of the crops we eat. Yet half of the 2,000 species of pollinators are threatened. Birds, bats, insects, and many other pollinators are disappearing, putting our entire food supply in jeopardy. In North America and Europe, bee populations have already plummeted by more than a third and the population of butterflies has declined 31 percent. Protecting Pollinators explores why the statistics have become so dire and how they can be reversed. Jodi Helmer breaks down the latest science on environmental threats and takes listeners inside the most promising conservation initiatives. Efforts include famers reducing pesticides, cities creating butterfly highways, volunteers ripping up invasive plants, gardeners planting native flowers, and citizen scientists monitoring migration. Along with inspiring stories of revival and lessons from failed projects, readers will find practical tips to get involved. They will also be reminded of the magic of pollinators - not only the iconic monarch and dainty hummingbird, but the drab hawk moth and homely bats that are just as essential. Without pollinators, the world would be a duller, blander place. Helmer shows how we can make sure they are always fluttering, soaring, and buzzing around us.
©2019 by Jodi Helmer. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Life should be good for Maddie Graves and Nick Winters. The only thing standing in the way of their happiness is stubbornness and doubt. After surviving an ordeal that almost claimed Maddie's life, and admitting his true feelings (at least to himself), Nick is at a crossroads. He has a girlfriend to break up with, and a move to make. Both tasks are giving him fits. Maddie is happy to be alive, and thrilled to have her best friend back. She's also panting after Nick - and the early summer heat wave isn't helping matters. Every new encounter is steamy, and every touch is a promise of forever. When death returns to Blackstone Bay, Maddie's special abilities have her chasing another mystery. Nick is going along for the ride, even though he's afraid for her safety. He knows what he wants, and he's ready to claim the life he's always yearned for. He just has to muster the courage to tell Maddie how he feels. There's an enemy stalking Nick and Maddie, though, and they're going to have to embrace "together" before they can sample forever.
©2015 Lily Harper Hart (P)2015 Amanda M. Lee
Johnny Devlin is a devil-may-care charmer with a sullied past. Stealing cars landed him in jail, but he learned his lesson. The last seven years working in Webster's Garage have taught him how to work hard and play even harder, but that's not enough for Lara Valley. Lara grew up on the wrong side of the tracks and is hell-bent on escaping. To get her nursing degree, she works at a dive bar while taking classes at a community college. She has no time for dating - and especially not for Johnny, a playboy who's too handsome for his own good. Johnny's always had his eye on the pretty bartender with the rockin' bod and soul-deep eyes, but she's rejected him more than once. But that doesn't mean he won't come to her aid when trouble strikes. When she asks him on a date to thank him, he can't say no. And then he's saying nothing but hell, yes.
©2016 Marie Harte (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Follow the continuing adventure of the Lyssa and the Sykes family while the Psion AIs set their sights on Vesta.
©2018 M. D. Cooper & James S. Aaron (P)2019 M. D. Cooper & James S. Aaron
A family shattered by abuse and the town that comes together to save them. Annie Mac's estranged husband vows that nothing will stop him from getting his baby girl. Not Annie Mac and certainly not that boy of hers. Only four blocks away, Hannah Morgan lives in comfort with her husband and dog, making pottery and waiting for her best friend to come home. When she discovers the two children cowering in the bushes and their mama left for dead, it doesn't take her long to rally the sleepy town of Beaufort, NC, and to set her coterie of do-gooders to some extra-strength do-gooding. Add in Clay, a lonely police lieutenant yanked out of his comfort zone and into the heart of this small family, and who knows what will happen?
©2015 Normandie Fischer (P)2017 Normandie Fischer
A runaway train of zombies carries the only cure. Can Jen save the serum before a devastating crash?
While a zombie army gathers in the west, virus outbreaks threaten the east. Mankinds one hope is an experimental serum that Jen must get to a research hospital within 24 hours.
Theres just one problem the zombies on the train.
The clock is ticking. Can Jen save mankind's last hope and stop the train before it crashes and destroys the one remaining vaccine dose?
The Hybrid is a must-listen for fans of the undead because what true fan can resist zombies on a train? Get it now.
©2018 M.A. Robbins (P)2019 M.A. Robbins
The first three books in the Mind Dimensions series from a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. The Thought Readers (Mind Dimensions, Book 1) Darren's had it easy his whole life. Finishing Harvard at 18 and landing a lucrative job on Wall Street at 21 - all things are possible when you can cheat by stepping outside of time. Thanks to his ability, he's a know-it-all, but what he doesn't know is how he's able to do what he does. That's until he meets Mira and discovers her dangerous, hidden world. The Time Stopper (Mind Dimensions prequel) Mira can stop time, but she can't change anything. After her parents are murdered, she'll do anything to get revenge - even take on the Russian mob. The Thought Pushers (Mind Dimensions, Book 2) Darren's life turned upside down when he met Mira. Now, as he races to uncover his own identity, he confronts new enemies - and realizes his unique powers might extend further than he ever imagined....
©2015 Dima Zales (P)2016 Dima Zales
Making a fresh start in a new part of the country is challenging, but fate and good fortune lead young single mother Josie Waterhill and her six-year-old daughter to a cozy Midwestern town right on the river. There, Josie can raise Zoe away from the violence of the life she once knew and make a new home in the historic tea house where they've been invited to stay. The tea house seems too good to be true - that is, until Josie's elderly landlord Myra welcomes more guests: journalist Carter O'Brien and his giant rescue dog, Buttercup. Carter is charming, compassionate...and way too curious. His interest in Josie deepens, and he inadvertently stirs up trouble when he uncovers things that she would rather not have known. Ready or not, she has to let go of her painful past so she can create a glorious future.
©2021 Debbie Burns (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Readers will fully engage with the well-drawn characters as Parks convincingly reveals the science that buttresses the suspenseful plot. Michael Crichton fans wont want to miss this one. (Publishers Weekly, starred review) From international best-selling author Brad Parks comes an emotional, heart-pounding thriller that explores the scientific unknown - and one womans efforts to save her husband from its consequences. Quantum physicist Matt Bronik is suffering from strange, violent seizures that medical science seems powerless to explain - much to the consternation of his wife, Brigid. Matt doesnt think these fits could be related to his research, which he has always described as benign and esoteric. That, it turns out, is not quite true: Matt has been prodding the mysteries of the quantum universe, with terrible repercussions for his health. And perhaps even for humanity as a whole. Then, in the midst of another seizure, Matt disappears. When foul play is feared, there is no shortage of suspects. Matts research had gained the attention of Chinese competitors, an unscrupulous billionaire, and the Department of Defense, among others.With Matts life in clear danger, Brigid sets out to find him. Will Matt be killed before she reaches him, or could the physics that endangered him actually be used to save his life?
©2020 MAC Enterprises Inc. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
As a child, a young girl with coltish legs and dusky skin, I spent many anxious hours prowling the low desert and the craggy foothills of southeastern Arizona's Huachuca Mountains. Anxious not only because I was trespassing on the forbidden Cristo Rey land grant, but also because I was searching among the rocks and cactus-stubbled dunes for the Ghost Lady, hoping and praying I could get a glimpse of her while at the same time scared to death that I really would. Some say she haunted that area of Cristo Rey because she was a tormented wraith looking for the lover denied her in life. And others say she rode the area, its barren deserts and rock-clad mountains and lush, grassy valleys, because her soul was condemned to wander Cristo Rey until the 50 thousand acres - and the Stronghold - were at last returned to her heirs. Of course, I preferred to believe the latter...perhaps because at that young age my childish mind could not conceive of a love so great that it would transcend time and space. I had yet to taste of love's binding passion. But in all likelihood I chose to believe that version of the tale because even then I knew, like my Ghost Lady, my soul would know no peace until I possessed what rightfully belonged to me...Cristo Rey.
©2013, 1983 Parris Afton Bonds (P)2014 Parris Afton Bonds
Maddie Graves is returning home, and it's under unfortunate circumstances. Following her mother Olivia's death, someone has to take care of Maddie's cantankerous grandmother Maude, and the family tree is almost limbless now. It's not easy for Maddie to return to small-town life in Blackstone Bay, mostly because the boy she left behind is still there - and she's drawn to him the second she sees him again. Nick Winters has always been in love with Maddie. At a certain point, he decided there was nothing he could do but let her go. When she returns to town after a 10-year absence, his world is upended. Maddie's reintegration isn't smooth, and when she discovers a dead body, all eyes are on her. Since Nick is a local police detective, he finds their lives intersecting with alarming frequency. He knows she's hiding something, and he's determined to find out what it is. Maddie and Nick are drawn together, but they have a few obstacles in their way - including a lifelong secret she's kept buried: She can see and talk to ghosts. When Maddie's life is in danger, though, Nick can't turn away. This duo is on a collision course with the truth, and death is stalking them every step of the way. Will they get a chance to embrace destiny, or were they doomed before they ever got a chance to begin?
©2014, 2015 Lily Harper Hart (P)2015 Lily Harper Hart
Born into wealth and privilege, free-spirited Liv Prescott left it all behind when she realized there was more to life than living off of trust funds and barely skating by. Since then, she's worked and fought for everything she's earned and never looked back at the world or the family she left behind. Jackson Reid is starting over with a new job in a brand new city. A single father to his son Noah, he hopes the change will help strengthen the bond that has seemed to suffer since puberty reared its ugly head. What he hadn't planned on was Liv - his exotic next-door neighbor who drives him insane with her wild, new age lifestyle, but still manages to leave him aching for more. As challenges arise and feelings intensify, will these neighbors be able to look past their differences and find a middle ground? When love comes knocking, will they be ready, or not?
©2014 J.L. Berg (P)2014 Audible Inc.
Its time to return to Hemlock Cove with five fun tales of Winchester fun. Join the Winchester witches - and those who love them - for a bevy of mischief and mayhem. Spend time in the present with Clove, Thistle, and Landon and travel through time with Twila and Aunt Tillie. This 140,000-word omnibus includes five shorts: "Four-Leaf Clover": Clove discovers what could be a magical coin at the same time someone is making the rounds and robbing people in Hemlock Cove. "Thistle While You Work": Hang out with Thistle as she spends a day babysitting Annie...and then proceeds to lose her for one terrifying night. "Landon Calling": Landon hosts a law enforcement seminar at The Overlook - while also trying to find a missing woman - and Aunt Tillie doesnt react well to her life being uprooted. "I Dream of Twila": Travel back in time with Twila as shes left in charge of teenagers Bay, Clove, and Thistle...and also deal with unwanted visitors on the Winchester property. "How Aunt Tillie Stole Christmas": Its another wonderful Winchester holiday set in the past, and when Aunt Tillie decides to help some orphans...she goes all out, including proving theyre not responsible for setting a fire.
©2017 Amanda M. Lee (P)2018 Amanda M. Lee
To Piper Anderson, fate has always been that unavoidable circumstance that befalls a person. Some people are destined to be happy, and others, like Piper, have a rougher road. Each time she tries to step off her predetermined path in search of happiness, someone or something drags her back to it. Heartbroken after Bobby allows his own past to come between them, Piper is eager to leave Edenville behind. With Jules as her companion, she heads back to New York, the place where it all began, in search of a piece of her history that isn't tarnished. Although finding the truth isn't nearly as difficult as Piper imagined it would be, she can't shake the feeling that what she has discovered may be too good to be true. Can Piper find what she is looking for and finally change her own fate?
©2014 Danielle Stewart (P)2019 Danielle Stewart
Saturated in Southern ambiance and written in the vein of other literary best sellers like Kathryn Stocketts The Help and Tom Franklins Crooked Letter, Julie Cantrells New York Times best-selling Into the Free will sweep you away long after the novel ends. In Depression-era Mississippi, Millie Reynolds longs to escape the madness that marks her world. With an abusive father and a nothing mama, she struggles to find a place where she really belongs. For answers, Millie turns to the gypsies who caravan through town each spring. The travelers lead Millie to a key that unlocks generations of shocking family secrets. When tragedy strikes, the mysterious contents of the box give Millie the tools she needs to break her familys longstanding cycle of madness and abuse. Through it all, Millie experiences the thrill of first love while fighting to trust the God she believes has abandoned her. With the power of forgiveness, can she finally make her way into the free? Millie is just a girl. But shes the only one strong enough to break the family cycle. Gritty, compelling, and beautifully told, Into the Free will take you into a coming-of-age story filled with heartrending hardship and luminous hope. Julie Cantrell is a writer to watch! (Lisa Wingate, New York Times best-selling author of Before We Were Yours) Readers will fall in love with Millie Reynolds, girl with one eye on the heavens and the other on the savages that occupy our world... a searing tale of heartache, faith, forgiveness, and doubt set amid gypsies, angels, addicts, asylums, roughnecks, and rodeo hands. (Neil White, author of In the Sanctuary of Outcasts) A lyrical, moving, haunting, wise, brutal, warmhearted, and ultimately freeing and inspiring coming-of-age tale told with poetic honesty. Into the Free swept me up and swept me along. (Jennifer Niven, best-selling author of The Ice Master) New York Times best seller Can be listened to as a stand-alone novel, although the story continues in When Mountains Move Book length: approximately 90,000 words Includes a guide, author interview, and discussion questions for book clubs
©2015 Julie Cantrell (P)2020 Thomas Nelson
In this fifth book in the Wendy Darlin Tomb Raider series, you are cordially invited to the destination wedding of Wendy Darlin, tomb raider, and Dr. Roger Jolley, world-renowned archaeologist. The wedding is to be held at the Van Helsing Resort and Spa in Loutish, Vulgaria. In lieu of wedding gifts please bring whole garlic heads. The ceremony will begin once the 40 bloodless monks are contained in Carfax Abbey. Until last year Wendy Darlin was a full-time real-estate agent for Miami Beach millionaires. Then she met Roger Jolley, world-famous archaeologist, Johnny Depp lookalike, and at times the most irritating person on the planet. Join her as she travels the globe in search of lost treasures and antiquities. She's been told her life is like the movie Romancing the Stone, but at times she feels more like Indiana Jones with boobs.
©2014 Barbara Silkstone (P)2015 Barbara Silkstone
Harper Harlow can see ghosts, and she's not ashamed of to admit it. As co-owner of Ghost Hunters, Inc., she's comfortable in her own skin and happy to help ghosts move to the other side for a living. When Jared Monroe moves to town and starts work for the local police department, he's drawn to Harper - even though he doesn't believe in ghosts. This duo can't stay away from each other, but trust is earned and not given. When murder comes to town, they'll have to work together if they want to solve the crime and maybe find a little romance in the process. Maddie Graves is psychic and can see ghosts. When she returns to her home in Blackstone Bay following her mother's death, she has more to do than find peace with her past, she also has to try and reclaim the future she discarded when she left town after graduation. Her former best friend Nick Winters has been bitter since she walked away without a backward glance. A murder mystery throws them back together, and Maddie must decide if she can trust Nick with her biggest secret - and her heart. Ivy Morgan is a witch. Well, kind of. She believes in the power of nature, but she's also standoffish because she's used to people judging her because of the way she looks. Jack Harker is a police detective haunted by a devastating past. When he moves to Shadow Lake, he makes it clear he wants nothing but work and privacy. Ivy and Jack are on a crash course for ...something. They just have to solve a murder - and come to accept each other - before they can come to a meeting of the minds, and possibly hearts. This sampler includes Ghostly Interests, Grave Homecoming, and Wicked Days.
©2016 Lily Harper Hart (P)2016 Lily Harper Hart
Chrysander Notos, Supreme God of the South Wind and Summer, is on a mission: save Eurus from his death sentence and prove his troubled brother can be redeemed. But Eurus fights back, triggering vicious summer storms that threaten the mortal realm, dangerously drain Chrys, and earn the ire of the Olympic gods who ordered Eurus dead. Laney Summerlyn refuses to give up her grandfather's horse farm, despite her deteriorating vision. More than ever, she needs the organized routine of her life at Summerlyn Stables, until a ferocious storm brings an impossible - and beautiful - creature crashing down from the heavens. Injured while fighting Eurus, Chrys finds himself at the mercy of a mortal woman whose compassion and acceptance he can't resist. As they surrender to the passion flaring between them, immortal enemies close in, forcing Chrys to choose between his brother and the only woman who's ever loved the real him.
©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
From a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author comes a new kind of textbook.... Do you want to master English? Do you like science fiction? What about urban fantasy? Are you tired of reading boring textbooks in order to learn English? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, this is a book you should consider. We introduce a one-of-a-kind learning tool that will enhance your comprehension, improve your German vocabulary and grammar, and let you enjoy a urban fantasy novelette from a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author in the process.
©2017 Dima Zales (P)2017 Dima Zales
Would you ever go solo on a Caribbean cruise? Cosette certainly wouldn't have considered it prior to her failed engagement. Suddenly single and looking to reset her life, she ventures out on what's supposed to be an all-inclusive vacation, free of any worry. But the promise of safety is quickly snatched away when an emergency sends the ship into uncharted territory. Aiden had a plan. A dangerous, important responsibility that hinged on his cruise itinerary staying on track. When that falls apart, he's faced with a split second choice that could jeopardize something much bigger than just his own life. Luckily they're joined by Edenville's most infamous nosy (but kind-hearted) neighbors. Fellow passengers Michael, Jules, Betty and Clay cannot let the strangers at their dinner table face danger alone. But will the risk be too much when the truth comes out?
©2017 Danielle Stewart (P)2017 2017
Two orphans. One barn. And a community in need of miracles. Linney needs protecting, and Louis is the only one left to save her. She may be his big sister, but her Down Syndrome will get her put in an institution if he doesn't hide her well. Only, it's getting harder and harder to pretend he's older than 10 and to keep her safe and warm in this old storage barn. Especially at Christmas, when all his sister wants is a tree with lights, like the one at the church next door. Pageant preparations are in full swing, and Annie Mac and her crew are involved in the excitement. So is Lieutenant Clay Dougherty, her kids' faux-father and the man who still makes her yearn for a whole lot more than she's comfortable offering, especially when she's plagued by crazy-making nightmares. In this heartwarming tale of magic and miracles, the Beaufort, North Carolina, folk return to rescue more than themselves.
©2016 Normandie Fischer (P)2017 Normandie Fischer
Emily Bell has it all - or so she thinks. She's in love with a boy named Sam, and this summer is destined to be the best they've ever known. No one suspects that Sam's violent father, who blames the Bell family for his incarceration, is planning a jailbreak. Meanwhile Sam and Emily's idyllic romance is under fire from a charismatic new girl in town, and Emily begins to question the loyalty of the person she thought she could trust most. But when true danger comes knocking, her only hope for survival may be from the most unexpected place.
©2014 Holly Goldberg Sloan (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC
The legendary mastermind criminal and mummy thief, Kyzer Saucy, strikes again. Part-time tomb raider and full-time real estate broker, Wendy Darlin joins her lover, archaeologist Roger Jolley as they struggle to save a rare Miami mummy from the clutches of this evil genius. Can Saucy be stopped before he kills again? Meanwhile can Wendy keep her promise to Alfred Hiccup as he attempts to transmigrate from the afterlife? Or has Wendy finally made one promise too many? This book is an homage to the great Alfred Hitchcock... who is probably turning over in his grave.
©2014 Barbara Silkstone (P)2014 Barbara Silkstone
Execute hard burn. Every good smuggler in the 2990s keeps an emergency flight plan in their back pocket. They call it a Drunkard's Walk, a seemingly random flight path that turns their ship into a pinball when everything goes to hell. Captain Andy Sykes is about to run: from Mars, Ceres, the Jovian Combine, Saturn's moon Kalyke, Titania, and ultimately Proteus, an icy moon of Neptune. He's been implanted with a sentient AI named Lyssa, only now waking to her massive power. Every other Human-AI hybrid has ended in insanity or death. Lyssa's creator, Heartbridge Corporation, knows she's on the run, knows Andy Sykes is guiding her path, knows he has everything to lose. They will stop at nothing to regain Lyssa and the powerful weapon she controls. Behind Lyssa's Run is a conspiracy spanning all of Sol. Sentient AI are waking to the truth about their lives. Corporations are moving to maintain control over both humanity and AI. Battle lines are being drawn in the first skirmishes of the Aeon 14 Sentience Wars that will burn Sol for 300 years. Andy and Lyssa will need to work together so Heartbridge can't destroy them both.
©2017 James S. Aaron & M. D. Cooper (P)2018 James S. Aaron & M. D. Cooper
Sound is an abstract concept for most people. We spend our lives blocking out the static in order to focus on what we believe is important. But what if, when the clarity fades into silence, it's the obscure background noise that you would give anything to hold on to? I've always been a fighter. With parents who barely managed to stay out of jail and two little brothers who narrowly avoided foster care, I became skilled at dodging the punches life threw at me. Growing up, I didn't have anything I could call my own, but from the moment I met Eliza Reynolds, she was always mine. I became utterly addicted to her and the escape from reality we provided each other. Throughout the years, she had boyfriends and I had girlfriends, but there wasn't a single night that I didn't hear her voice. You see, meeting the love of my life at age 13 was never part of my plan. However, neither was gradually going deaf at the age of 21. They both happened anyway. Now, I'm on the ropes during the toughest battles of my life. Fighting for my career. Fighting the impending silence. Fighting for her. Every night, just before falling asleep, she sighs as a final conscious breath leaves her. I think that's the sound I'll miss the most.
©2015 Aly Martinez (P)2015 Aly Martinez
The doctor's daughter has a secret wish.... From USA Today best-selling author Lacy Williams comes a story of courage and first love. About the book: Cowboy Maxwell White has dreamed of being a doctor for years. But with two years to go on his medical degree and with no money to continue his education, he's back in Bear Creek, Wyoming, working part-time for the local doc. He's drawn to the doctor's beautiful, intelligent daughter, but she doesn't seem to want anything to do with him - and the shyness he's never quite overcome has him tongue-tied. Hattie Powell can't help noticing her father's new assistant. He treats her like a real person and sees things she'd rather he didnt - which is dangerous. She's so close to embarking on her dream of becoming a doctor. When Maxwell discovers her secret desire, will he help her or stand in her way? One family will brave the wilderness of Wyoming to fight for their livelihoods...and for love. The Wyoming Legacy series includes these books: The Homesteaders Sweetheart Roping the Wrangler Return of the Cowboy Doctor The Wranglers Inconvenient Wife A Cowboy for Christmas Her Convenient Cowboy Her Cowboy Deputy
©2013 Lacy Williams (P)2016 Lacy Williams
Special Agent for the US Department of Fish and Wildlife Services Tracey Whittington takes down wildlife traffickers and more, but what she doesn't expect is to be in a shootout, multiple times, when the business turns deadly. Nor does she suspect she'll be working with Hal Haverton, who serves as a part-time deputy for Yuma Town, Colorado, and runs his own horse ranch. As long as he doesn't stop her investigative work - she has been placed on administrative leave due to the last shootout - she'll be just fine. Hal Haverton has every intention of keeping the wild cat safe, even if it means helping her solve the case when every time he turns around, she's involved in another shootout. When her boss asks their good friend, the sheriff, to have one of his deputies serve as a bodyguard for the cougar shifter, Hal's all for it. So is the other deputy, but Hal's got this covered. Even if getting somewhere with the lady means having his gun ready at all times. There are definite perks to getting to know the special agent better - if they live long enough to do something about it.
©2014 Terry Spear (P)2015 Terry Spear
The official photographer of Sweetheart, Montana, has a problem. The boudoir photos Carrie Logan used to do, long ago and far away, have come back to haunt her. So she turns to Ethan Nash, the mysteriously gorgeous guy with big dogs and a bad attitude, for help containing this secret and the scandal it will cause. Ethan takes one look at the photo of young Carrie and his harsh cyber-security specialist exterior begins to melt. For some reason, he feels the need to help this beautiful photographer. Hes pretty sure shes stuck - once something is on the internet, its there forever - but he offers her his assistance anyway. Theres something about her he finds irresistible.... What Ethan doesnt realize is that he might need Carries help far more than she needs his. Will she prove to be the one he needs?
©2015 Roxanne Snopek (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing
One escape route. Twelve hours to get to it. Half a million zombies in the way.
Jen Reed survived the zombie outbreak with a little luck and a lot of sarcasm. Now hundreds of miles away, she joins a government scientist studying the virus, but the pathogen finds them and soon theyre up to their necks in hungry walking corpses.
To survive, they must travel through a zombie-infested city to catch the last plane out before the government drops a nuke to stem the epidemic. Can Jen overcome a ticking clock, relentless zombies, and her own smart mouth to get out of the city before it's turned into a radioactive crater?
The Gauntlet is the second book in the Zombie Uprising Series. If you like flesh-eating corpses, riveting action, and a lead character who doesnt take crap from anyone, youll love The Gauntlet.
©2018 M.A. Robbins (P)2019 M.A. Robbins
Everyone but Ann thought that Carl Urbanowich was a harmless man who had lost his mind. Ann believes his fantasies of power and tries to stop him from ending the earth. She risks her life to prevent the catastrophe. Can she prevent him from smashing our planet into four individual solar systems?
©1979 Steve Vance (P)2018 David N. Wilson
Orphaned and innocent, Samantha Evans was easy prey for con man Louis Cantrell. He left her broke and pregnant, but she persevered. Four years later, surrounded by a loving family, Samantha's life seems to be headed in the right direction as she cares for her young daughter, pursues her dream of becoming a child welfare worker, and dreams of marrying Patrick Wheeler, the young law student she ran over in the Sonic parking lot. The only thing standing in the way of those plans is Patrick's refusal to accept Christ in his life, but they're working on that. At least they were until Louis Cantrell walked back into her life. A God that made the universe, absolutely. A God that hears and answers prayers, not so much. Patrick Wheeler loves Samantha - and her little girl - but he's done with Christ. Two Christian fathers dead, a Christian mother who suffered through those heartbreaks despite her faith. And as faithful as Samantha is, God is allowing Louis to mess with her life a second time. Driven by love and desperation, Patrick proposes marriage, and Samantha refuses. How can she choose a con man over him? Louis is welcome to her. A tragedy followed by a surprising confrontation with God drives Patrick back to Samantha's side. Can he reconcile with God before Samantha and Bobbie are lost to him forever?
©2015 Sharon Srock (P)2016 Sharon Srock
Sometimes doing the right thing can hurt those you love the most. Nathan Starr has lived an honorable life. He married a good woman, raised a family, turned their struggling farm into a thriving business, and founded a town in the process. But now, watching his children and grandchildren, he fears the next generations of Sweetheart, Montana never learned about love. Free-spirited Pansy Oppenheimer aches for her dear friend Nate. Although he stayed behind while she traveled the world, together they know this town and its secrets better than anyone. No one wishes a bright future for the Starrs of Sweetheart more than they do. Little does anyone know that they harbor a secret of their own.
©2015 Roxanne Snopek (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing