Ayla, one of the most remarkable and beloved heroines in contemporary fiction, continues to explore the world and the people around her with curiosity, insight, and, above all, courage. As the story opens, Ayla, Jondalar, and their infant daughter, Jonayla, are living with the Zelandonii in the Ninth Cave - a shelter of stone. Ayla has been chosen as an acolyte and has embarked on the arduous task of training to become a spiritual leader. The wisdom that Ayla gained from her struggles as an orphaned child, alone in a hostile environment, strengthen her as she moves closer to leadership of the Zelandonia. Whatever the obstacles, Aylas inventive spirit produces new ways to lessen the difficulties of daily life: searching for wild edibles to make delicious meals, experimenting with techniques to ease the long journeys the Zelandoni must take, honing her skills as a healer and a leader. And then, there are the Sacred Caves, the caves that Aylas mentor - the Donier, the First of the Zelandonia - takes her to see. These caves are filled with remarkable art - paintings of mammoths, lions, aurochs, rhinoceros, reindeer, bison, bear. The powerful, mystical aura within these caves sometimes overwhelms Ayla and the rituals of initiation bring her close to death. But through those rituals, Ayla gains A Gift of Knowledge so important that it will change the world. Spellbinding drama, meticulous research, fascinating detail, and superb narrative skill combine to make The Land of Painted Caves a captivating, utterly believable creation of a long ago civilization that serves as an astonishing end to this beloved saga.
©2011 Jean M. Auel (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Now in his 85th year, Hollywood legend Michael Caine shares wisdom and stories from his remarkable career in this "engrossing" memoir that "shines with positive energy" (Library Journal, starred review). One of our best-loved actors, Michael Caine has starred in over 100 films in his six-decade career, spanning classic movies like Alfie, Zulu, and The Italian Job (the inspiration for the book title) to playing Alfred opposite Christian Bale's Batman in Christopher Nolan's blockbuster Dark Knight trilogy. Caine has excelled in every kind of role - with a skill that's made it look easy. Caine knows what success takes. He's made it to the pinnacle of his profession from humble origins. But as he says, "Small parts can lead to big things. And if you keep doing things right, the stars will align when you least expect it." Still working and more beloved than ever, Caine now shares everything he's learned - and "his fans will be rewarded, as will anyone seeking an enjoyable, inspirational read" (Library Journal).
©2018 Michael Caine (P)2018 Hachette Audio
Don't Miss the Original Series Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Starring John Krasinski! The #1 New York Times bestseller that launched the phenomenal career of Tom Clancy - a gripping military thriller that introduced the world to his unforgettable hero, Jack Ryan - nominated as one of Americas best-loved novels by PBSs The Great American Read. Somewhere under the freezing Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision. The Red October is heading west. The Americans want her. The Russians want her back. The chase for the highly advanced nuclear submarine is on - and theres only one man who can find her... Brilliant CIA analyst Jack Ryan has little interest in fieldwork, but when covert photographs of Red October land on his desk, Ryan soon finds himself in the middle of a high-stakes game of hide-and-seek played by two world powers - a game that could end in all-out war.
©1984 Jack Ryan Enterprises Ltd. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Elegiac, bittersweet and profoundly moving, The Leopard chronicles the turbulent transformation of the Risorgimento, in the period of Italian Unification. The waning feudal authority of the elegant and stately Prince of Salina is pitted against the materialistic cunning of Don Calogero, in Tomasi's magnificently descriptive memorial to a dying age. Tomasi's award-winning, semi-autobiographical book became the best-selling novel in Italian history, and is now considered one of the greatest works of 20th-century fiction. It tells an age-old tale of the conflict between old and new, ancient and modern, reflecting bitterly on the inevitability and cruelty of change. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2009 Naxos Audiobooks (P)2009 Naxos Audiobooks
Rev. Johnny Fletcher serves wounded soldiers from the battlefield as a military chaplain during World War II. His forte is spiritual solace in the darkest of times, but his life changes when he performs a public heroic act: facing down an angry mob intent on attacking five young Holocaust survivors. Upon learning they have no homes or families to return to, Fletcher decides to bring them to America. To his dismay, his coal-mining community of Barryfield, Pennsylvania, greets this makeshift family with prejudice and distrust. Beneath the town's placid surface run buried religious divisions. Fletcher's commitment to raising the children according to their individual faiths - two Protestant, two Catholic, and one Jewish - meets with horrific levels of intolerance. Dealing with such prejudice turns more sinister still when a local newspaper publisher cynically uses the story for his own purposes. Together with Lorry Summerfield, the beautiful, disillusioned daughter of Barryfield's most powerful figure, Fletcher must try to awaken the townspeople to the better angels of their nature before it's too late.
©1957 Taylor Caldwell (P)2020 Tantor
"Cody Davis is gonna make a sinner out of me." Yes, I know exactly who he is. The wounded soldier at the end of Willow Street. Intimidating. Devastatingly handsome. Muscular body chiseled from stone. Deep dark eyes that dare you to come near. Attitude for days. And I just became his caregiver. Everyone warned me to stay away from him - including my father, the respected minister of our small town of Spruce. But clearly, I'm too stubborn to heed good advice, especially when Cody Davis is as frustratingly attractive - and persistent - as they come. As the preacher's son, I have strict morals I must live by. But each day spent with that aggravating hunk makes me question them. My safe and fragile world is turning upside down, and I'm not sure I have the strength to stop it. And even worse: I'm not sure I want to. Temptation this bad never looked so good. This soldier is gonna make a sinner out of me. Contains mature themes.
©2018 Daryl Banner (P)2018 Tantor
Winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry Finalist for the 2019 National Book Award Jericho Brown's daring book The Tradition details the normalization of evil and its history at the intersection of the past and the personal. Brown's poetic concerns are both broad and intimate, and at their very core a distillation of the incredibly human: What is safety? Who is this nation? Where does freedom truly lie? Brown makes mythical pastorals to question the terrors to which we've become accustomed, and to celebrate how we survive. Poems of fatherhood, legacy, blackness, queerness, worship, and trauma are propelled into stunning clarity by Brown's mastery, and his invention of the duplex - a combination of the sonnet, the ghazal, and the blues - is testament to his formal skill. The Tradition is a cutting and necessary collection, relentless in its quest for survival while reveling in a celebration of contradiction.
©2019 Jericho Brown (P)2020 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
A forbidden love story set in the explosive world of the NBA.... Think you know what it's like being a baller's girl? You don't. My fairy tale is upside down. A happily never after. I kissed the prince, and he turned into a fraud. I was a fool, and his love - fool's gold. Now there's a new player in the game, August West. One of the NBA's brightest stars. Fine. Forbidden. He wants me. I want him. But my past, my fraudulent prince, just won't let me go. Please note: Some aspects of this story may be sensitive for some listeners.
©2018 Kennedy Ryan (P)2018 Tantor
Exiled by his pack as a teen, Omega wolf Simon Moorehead learns to bury his gentle nature in the interest of survival. When a hulking, rough-faced Alpha catches Simon on pack territory, he tries to escape what hes sure will be imminent death. But instead of killing him, the Alpha takes Simon home. A man of action, Mitch Grant uproots his life to support his brother in leading the Blue Mountain pack. Mitch lives on the periphery, quietly protecting everyone, but always alone. A mate is a dream come true for Mitch, and he wont let little things like Simons rejections, attacks, and insults get in their way. With patience, seduction, and genuine care, Mitch will ride out the storm while Simon slays his own ghosts and Mitchs loneliness.
©2014 Cardeno C. (P)2014 Cardeno C.
What's a bigger disaster than being stranded on an ice planet with a bunch of aliens, never to return home? Resonating to the biggest jerk of all those aliens, of course. I hate M'tok, and it seems to be mutual. He thinks I'm ugly and unpleasant, and doesn't understand why I don't just fling myself at him. In his eyes, resonance has decided, and that's that. Problem is, resonance keeps pushing us together. And when that doesn't make me jump into his furs...he steals me away from the camp. I can't avoid him if there's nowhere to go. I want to hate him even more for that. But I keep finding out that M'tok isn't who I thought he was. And the man I hate? Doesn't hate me at all... Contains mature themes.
©2019 Ruby Dixon (P)2020 Tantor
The best science fiction and fantasy stories from 2019, guest-edited by author of the mega-best-selling Outlander series Diana Gabaldon. Todays fans of science fiction and fantasy have an appetite for stories that address a wide variety of voices, perspectives, and styles. There is an openness to experiment and pushing boundaries, combined with the classic desire to hear about spaceships and dragons, future technology and ancient magic, and the places where they intersect. Contemporary science fiction and fantasy looks to accomplish the same goal as ever - to illuminate what it means to be human. With a diverse selection of stories chosen by series editor John Joseph Adams and Diana Gabaldon, The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2020 explores the ever-expanding and changing world of SFF today.
©2020 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company (P)2020 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
More than friends, yet not quite, lovers was the best way to describe Darby Sullivan and Avery Monroe's relationship. Sparks flew from the moment they met, but timing, circumstances, and loyalty to an absentee fiance kept them from igniting the flame. Darby is known as the charmingly wild and reckless Sullivan, with a love 'em and leave 'em attitude. Except, Darby has a secret. Behind the "Sinbin Sullivan" moniker is a nice guy who truly just wants a nice girl who will love him the way he needs to be loved: fiercely and passionately with a dose of unabashed vixen. Well, they just don't get any nicer or more qualified than Ms. Avery Monroe, who has a secret of her own because underneath all that ladylike primness, is a wild child fighting to get out! What happens when these two opposites finally come together? Contains mature themes.
©2016 D.A. Young (P)2019 Tantor
The Art of Fermentation is the most comprehensive guide to do-it-yourself home fermentation ever published. Sandor Ellix Katz presents the concepts and processes behind fermentation in ways that are simple enough to guide listeners through their first experience making sauerkraut or yogurt, and in-depth enough to provide greater understanding and insight for experienced practitioners. While Katz expertly contextualizes fermentation in terms of biological and cultural evolution, health and nutrition, and even economics, this is primarily a compendium of practical information - how the processes work; parameters for safety; techniques for effective preservation; troubleshooting; and more. Featuring a foreword by Michael Pollan, The Art of Fermentation provides essential wisdom for cooks, homesteaders, farmers, gleaners, foragers, and food lovers of any kind who want to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for arguably the oldest form of food preservation, and part of the roots of culture itself. Listeners will find detailed information on fermenting vegetables; sugars into alcohol (meads, wines, and ciders); sour tonic beverages; milk; grains and starchy tubers; beers (and other grain-based alcoholic beverages); beans; seeds; nuts; fish; meat; and eggs, as well as growing mold cultures, using fermentation in agriculture, art, and energy production, and considerations for commercial enterprises. Sandor Katz has introduced what will undoubtedly remain a classic in food literature, and is the first - and only - of its kind.
©2012 Sandor Ellix Katz (P)2013 Tantor
Two paths: one new, one familiar. And a burning desire to choose them both... When Damon spots a stunning redhead on his plane, the pilots determined to get to know her better. Its been a long time since hes experienced an instant connection with anyone. The last time was with his former lover, who left without an explanation over five years ago, devastating him. Though cautious now, when it comes to relationships, MacKenzie just might be everything hes looking for and more. Not expecting to meet the tall, dark, and handsome captain on her flight home, Mac finds Damons domineering persistence a turn-on. She decides to take a chance on him, which, in the end, might be a mistake when a person from his past returns. A man Damon loved and still does. The last five years had been dark journey for Trevor, and hes now ready to return to the light. Hes back in Boston to not only ask for forgiveness but to reconnect with Damon, since he still loves the man. However, theres a complication. Damon is seeing someone else, and Trevor might be too late. Note: This book in the series can be listened to as stand-alone. It includes an HEA ending. It is intended for audiences over 18 years of age since it includes MMF scenes between all three characters.
©2019 Jeanne St. James (P)2020 Jeanne St. James
After spending the last 10 years in prison, Zak, former DAMC president, has a few priorities: to reconnect with his brothers, to get drunk, and to get laid. Not necessarily in that order. When he spots a stunning woman in the clubhouse and mistakes her for one of the clubs strippers, those priorities get a bit skewed. Sophie has no idea what happened to her life. One minute, shes totally focused on building her bakery business, and the next? Shes delivering a cake to the Dirty Angels motorcycle clubs homecoming celebration for a member who just got out of prison. Little does she know, baking that cake will change the rest of her life, not to mention make her a target for a rival MC. Normally, Sophie wouldnt be caught dead with a man like Zak, a tattooed, ex-con, badass biker. When a decades-old territory war threatens to rip them apart, Zak will do anything to keep Sophie, his club, and the town safe. But being from two different worlds, the threat theyre under may not be worth the risk.
©2017 Jeanne St. James (P)2019 Jeanne St. James
Two years after leaving the neighborhood to pursue an opportunity she couldn't pass up, Sydnee Scott is back. She's smart, sassy, and maybe a little bit spoiled, but she's ready to reclaim her place in her family, and in the family business.... Or not. That spot is currently filled by Harlan Ramsey, head manager. He came to Stacks - the man, and the restaurant named after him - looking for connection, and he got it, in the form of a surrogate family. He's frustratingly handsome, charming to the point of annoyance, and according to her father, Sydnee is supposed to think of him as her brother. Seriously? She'd rather not think of him at all. They used to be friends, and were almost more before a betrayal shifted them apart. Sydnee has been comfortable in her anger for two long years, but when her father requests that they work together, they're forced to confront how they really feel for each other. A decision has to be made: remain at odds, or give in to a love that has always been brewing, before it's too late to matter?
©2015 Christina C. Jones (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
He was all she ever wanted. Then she broke his heart... As longtime manager of Dirty, the hottest rock band on the planet, gorgeous and brooding Brody Mason has had his share of beautiful women. Yet, the only one hes ever wanted is the one he never had - the one who tore his heart out. Beautiful and elusive Jessa Mayes appears to have it all. Talent, money, and a glamorous life. But she also has a secret. Six years ago, she ran away from her dream career as a songwriter with Dirty, and the only man shes ever loved, without telling anyone why. Now, Jessas doing the one thing she swore shed never do. Shes coming home - to be a bridesmaid in her brothers rock star wedding...and face the mistakes of her past. It wont be easy. Love this intense never is. Dirty like Brody is the second book in the Dirty series - a rockstar romance series about the members of the rock band Dirty and the women and men who love them.
©2017 Jaine Diamond (P)2019 Jaine Diamond
Three years ago, Bear McKennas mother took off for parts unknown with her new boyfriend, leaving Bear to raise his six-year-old brother Tyson, aka the Kid. Somehow theyve muddled through, but since hes totally devoted to the Kid, Bear isnt actually doing much living. With a few exceptions, hes retreated from the world, and hes mostly okay with that - until Otter comes home. Otter is Bears best friends older brother, and as theyve done for their whole lives, Bear and Otter crash and collide in ways neither expect. This time, though, theres nowhere to run from the depth of emotion between them. Bear still believes his place is as the Kids guardian, but he cant help thinking there could be something more for him in the world ... something or someone.
©2011 TJ Klune (P)2012 TJ Klune
A man whom all men fear... General Dieter von Adolwulf has led the Scarlet Army of Kria to victory for the past decade, holding the infamous field known as the Regenbogen against Kria's hated enemies - the deceptive Illussor and the ruthless Salharans. War has waged between the three nations for longer than anyone can remember, but no one has held the Regenbogen as well as the notorious Wolf of Kria and his fearsome army. A man who fears nothing... Returning home at the end of the year, the Scarlet Army is attacked in the dead of night by a single man who manages to kill hundreds before he is finally captured. A Salharan soldier with no name, no purpose but to kill, he refuses to bend to the Wolf who takes him prisoner and forces upon him a despicable Krian name. A man with nothing to lose... When the rest of his army is slaughtered by Illussor soldiers desperately seeking his prisoner, Dieter determines to hold fast - both for answers and in revenge for the men he lost. But answers and revenge are hard to come by when surrounded by secrets and treachery, and the man least likely to kill him is the prisoner who most wants him dead.
©2010-2014 Less Than Three Press, LLC (P)2014 Less Than Three Press, LLC
Vivienne is one of those people, the kind who believes in love at all costs. Broken hearts are a natural product of that, and Viv is used to dealing with it by simply ignoring the ache and moving on to a new love. But this time, she cant seem to shake the pain - until Carter comes along, handing out easy smiles and the kind of attention that makes her not feel so fractured after all. Everybody knows Carter as this cool, confident, charismatic guy. He has a penchant for saying just the right things at just the right times, being just the kind of friend thats needed in the midst of sorrow. But as he and Viv embark on what was only ever intended to be a friendship, the idea of Carter as the perfect guy is challenged, and the real person could very well just be the next guy to break Vivs heart. Old hurts are unraveled, familial bonds are tested, and hearts are put on the line in this story of two people who didnt mean to fall in love. Please note that this is a spin-off of A Crazy Little Thing Called Love and does contain major spoilers for that title.
©2014 Christina C. Jones (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
One woman, two men, a fierce attraction and a danger that could destroy them all.... Olivia Holloways life has never been easy. On her own at 16, shes fought to survive ever since. When she finds herself in a dangerous situation that even she cant handle, she has to break down and ask for help. She reluctantly seeks it by showing up at her estranged brothers law firm. However, its not her brother, Trey, who steps in, its the firms private investigator, Elliot Stone and his husband, Grant Lane. They agree to hide her at their home to keep her safe after she witnesses a powerful Senator commit murder. Together for a decade, Eli and Grants marriage is solid and theyre still deeply in love. But when Olivia shows up at the firm they both work at, Eli feels a pull toward the woman he cant deny. Only now he needs to convince his husband that bringing her into their relationship will not destroy what they have but only enhance it. However, will Grant agree? And will the trouble thats following Olivia put them all at risk? Note: This book in the series can be listened to as stand-alone. It includes an HEA ending. It is intended for audiences over 18 years of age since it includes MMF scenes between all three characters.
©2018 Jeanne St. James (P)2019 Jeanne St. James
I've ruined everything. I had a mate. Resonance. Happiness. But then T'chai's attacked by ravenous sky-claw and almost killed. To help him recover, I tell the healer to turn off our unfulfilled resonance. It's temporary...or so I think. Big mistake. Because now my khui acts like it's dead and it hates T'chai. But I still love him. How do we move forward when I can't bear his touch? Is there a way to get back our happiness together, or is it time to give up on what we once had? T'chai has other plans, though. He's not giving up on us. If it means crossing the world, he's ready to do it at my side. Contains mature themes.
©2020 Ruby Dixon (P)2020 Tantor
They all thought they knew him... but she knew his heart. Seth Brothers had it all: the hottest album in the world, more money than hed ever dreamed of, and Dirty - the band he loved like family. But as Dirty hit the big time, Seth hit bottom. Now all Seths got is the guitar on his back, a heart full of regrets, and one last chance to get it all back...including the one thing he never expected. Her. Elle Delacroix has it all - talent, money, fame...except the one thing that truly matters. Love.... The only thing Seth has left to give. There are two sides to every rock n roll story; its time for Seth to tell his. Dirty Like Seth is the third full-length novel in the Dirty series - a rockstar romance series about the members of the rock band Dirty and the women and men who love them.
©2018 Jaine Diamond (P)2019 Jaine Diamond
Who is the greatest dunker of all time? Which version of the Michael Jordan was the best Michael Jordan? What is allowed and absolutely not allowed in a game of pickup basketball? Basketball (and Other Things) presents listeners with a whole new set of pivotal and ridiculous fan disputes from basketball history, providing arguments and answers, explained with the wit and wisdom that is unique to Shea Serrano. Serrano breaks down debates that NBA fans didn't even know they needed, from the classic (How many years during his career was Kobe Bryant actually the best player in the league?) to the fantastical (If you could assign different values to different shots throughout basketball history, what would they be and why?). This book is a must-have for anyone who has ever stayed up late into the night debating basketball's greatest moments, what-ifs, stories, and legends, or for those who are discovering the mythology of basketball for the first time.
©2017, 2020 Shea Serrano (P)2021 Tantor
Alexei and Vivienne Romankov have always been the loving and supportive patriarch and matriarch of the Sullivan clan and their extended family, but how did this power couple come to be, and who or what is behind the wedge that has driven them apart for more than 20 years? Take a trip down memory lane as we discover their not-so-humble beginnings and finally learn the truth behind all the secrets and lies that have both bound and separated this family for decades. Contains mature themes.
©2016 D.A. Young (P)2019 Tantor
No one ever comes back for me. I've always been on my own, and why should it be any different on an ice planet? So when I'm kidnapped by a feral outcast, I suspect I'd better learn to love raw fish and rough living. Then...U'dron comes to my rescue. He's always understood me more than anyone else. He's been my friend and my confidante. We've made music together. And now that he's my hero? The crush I've had on him is turning into something more, something deeper. He won't want me when he hears my terrible secrets, though. But it turns out that U'dron has a secret of his own.... Contains mature themes.
©2020 Ruby Dixon (P)2021 Tantor
From the moment PR whiz Jack Sullivan laid eyes on Noelle Kramer, he is consumed by the tenacious beauty, but his dark past and fear of not being worthy prevent him from pursuing her. When the opportunity presents itself for Jack to finally obtain what he desires above all else, he seizes it; consequences be damned. Noelle Kramer has been in love with Jack Sullivan since their first meeting four years ago, but there's only one problem: he doesn't seem to know she's alive. When a troubled ex resurfaces, threatening to destroy her life and her family's reputation, she turns to Jack to "fix" it. His solution is wildly outrageous...absolutely ludicrous...ridiculously implausible...and everything she's ever yearned for. With no other options and time running out, Noelle takes Jack up on his offer; after all, she has nothing to lose...except her heart and soul. From the concrete jungle of New York City to the lush, Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, join this unlikely couple as they, along with friends and family, take you on an unforgettable journey of life, love, laughter, and forgiveness. Contains mature themes.
©2015 D.A. Young (P)2019 Tantor
After divorcing the woman he'd been with since he was 17, Nick Fuller is starting over. He owns the restaurant of his dreams, and he's determined to meet new people, find new passions, and experience life to its fullest. Easier said than done - that is until he meets his new neighbor, Bryce Tanner. Neither man has ever wanted another guy, but there's a connection between Nick and Bryce from the start - a spark they can't deny. They find themselves navigating an unfamiliar new world and dealing with unforeseen obstacles. Physical desire isn't enough, and now Nick and Bryce are at a crossroads. They have to decide which way to go: the easy path they've always followed or the one that's determined to trip them up at every turn. Contains mature themes.
©2015 Riley Hart (P)2015 Tantor
Justin and Toni were friends. Besties, with a whole list of life rules developed over a friendship that started when they were kids. As long as they stuck to the rules, even when they blended a business relationship into the friendship, things went off without a hitch. But then one of them broke the rules - it was Justin. Justin broke the rules - and Toni has been mad about it ever since. She's spent the last several years traveling the globe to cultivate her business, but now she's back in town. Her only goals? Help her parents with "Mr. Bestseller's" signing at the store, help them pack up their house to sell, and get out of town without too much interaction with her former best friend. Mr. Bestseller has different goals. He broke the rules - no getting around that, and he's not trying to. His main goal now that Toni is finally home is to get her to hear him out...and get his friend back. Neither of them anticipated that the rift in their relationship would be the catalyst for seeing each other in a whole different light. But now that they do, they're wondering if it may be time to make some amendments to those rules. Or at the very least...bend a few. Contains mature themes.
©2016 Christina C. Jones (P)2019 Tantor
Beast. Creature. Monster. Dangerous. All of these things have been said about Gren. Willa doesn't believe it, though. She knows that monsters can sometimes come in appealing packages. She knows that for all of his snarls and fearsome appearance, he'd never hurt her. And she knows she has to get Gren away from the Icehome camp, because no one will ever see him as a person, not when he attacks all who come close. Not when he's tied and treated like an animal. She's going to save him...or fall in love. Maybe both. Willa doesn't mind that he's a beast, as long as he's her beast. Contains mature themes.
©2018 Ruby Dixon (P)2019 Tantor
In this inspirational memoir, Derrick Coleman, Jr., the Seattle Seahawks fullback who won the 2014 Super Bowl with the Seahawks in his second year in the NFL, relates his inspirational story of hard work and determination in his own words. Showcasing his unlikely and challenging journey to become the first deaf athlete to play offense in the NFL, he talks about overcoming internal and external obstacles in the course of reaching your true potential.
©2015 Derrick Coleman, Jr. (P)2015 Tantor
Kelly Cannon is satisfied with his life. He has friends, a wonderful family, and a great job. But his love life has reached a new level of pitiful. Why? Well, his heart decided to break all the rules. Don't fall in love with a straight guy. And definitely don't fall in love with your best friend. NFL standout Britton "Blue" Montgomery has pressure coming at him from all sides: from his father, who's only interested in Blue's football career; from his coaches, who just want him to play without getting injured again; from the fans; from his agent; and from his mother, who has popped up on the radar after leaving his family years before. And now his relationship with Kelly is on shaky ground, and that frightens Blue more than anything. When Kelly admits he's in love with Blue, bonds are tested, and Blue has to decide what's really important. He doesn't want to lose the number-one person in his life, but the cost to keep Kelly close might be more than he's willing to pay. It's a good thing his nickname is the Blueprint - it's time to draft a new set of plans.
©2018 S. E. Harmon (P)2018 Tantor
Former career student Nicole Strickland is smart, spoiled, loud, irreverent, and flagrantly promiscuous. Her greatest desire is to live a life of leisure, and Attorney Travis McClure is just the man to make her dreams come true. Entrepreneur Damon Davis is Nicole's best friend, has been since they crossed paths in second grade, and has loved her for as long as he's known her. And the truth of the matter is, Nicole cares for him, too. There's not much Damon doesn't know about Nicole and he accepts her, all of her, as is. The only thing keeping these two apart is a past hurt Nicole can't seem to let go of. Oh, and her engagement to Travis. Damon wants his rightful place in her heart. Nicole wants to protect her heart from the only man with the power to break it. In the end, will Nicole give Damon what he's craved his whole life, the chance to be with her? Contains mature themes.
©2017 Alexandria House (P)2019 Tantor
New York Times best-selling author Brenda Jackson's last Westmoreland bachelor is a Navy SEAL on a mission to protect the woman who got away.... After five years, Navy SEAL Brisbane Westmoreland is back home on his ranch and ready to reclaim the woman he left behind. But when he tracks her to Dallas, he's in for a shock. Crystal Newsome isn't ready to forgive Bane for saying he loved her then vanishing from her life. Only now the beautiful chemist needs his protection. As their own irresistible chemistry takes over once again, can Bane keep Crystal safe and convince her they can have the second chance they both deserve?
©2016 Brenda Streater Jackson (P)2015 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
Resonance. It's a given on the ice planet, forced upon you by the parasitic symbiont called the "khui". With resonance, a guy and a girl are paired up because they'll make great babies. It's a survival mechanism necessary for this sparsely populated world we're stranded on...and romantic, in a weird, alien way. Everyone expects resonance to happen when 20 newcomers are dropped onto the frosty world. I doubt anyone expects the gorgeous golden god named Ashtar to resonate to someone like me, though. He's fierce. Flirty. Powerful. Disgustingly handsome. I'm...not any of those things. I'm bland. Boring. Clumsy. But resonance seems to think we'd be great together. And Ashtar does, too.... Contains mature themes.
©2018 Ruby Dixon (P)2018 Tantor
Amber Walker and her older brother, Jake, have an abusive father. One night, her brother's best friend, Liam, sees her crying and climbs through her bedroom window to comfort her. That one action sparks a love/hate relationship that spans over the next eight years. Liam is now a confident, flirty player who has never had a girlfriend before. Amber is still emotionally scarred from the abuse she suffered at the hands of her father. Together they make an unlikely pair. Their relationship has always been a rocky one, but what happens when Amber starts to view her brother's best friend a little differently? And how will her brother, who has always been a little overprotective, react when he finds out that the pair are growing closer?
©2012 Kirsty Moseley (P)2013 Tantor
Losing his brother has shaped Drew to become the man he is today - heartbroken, alone, but determined to make a difference in the world. Joining the military, fighting battles in places that he's never even heard of, is his attempt to make amends for telling his brother to go to hell. After his brother disappeared, he'd clung to the hope Casey was out there living his life. Of course, he'd be furious at Drew, and probably hate his brother, but at least in Drew's head, Casey was safe. One call changes everything. Coming home to Lancaster Falls to bury his brother is a nightmare made real, and Drew has nowhere to run from the pain. Logan has made a home in Lancaster Falls. As a police officer, he plays by the rules, and he would never think of working off-the-grid. All that changes when an anonymous tip crosses his desk, and he is thrust headlong into solving a 100-year mystery that could be connected with the modern day death of Casey McGuire. Fighting an attraction to Casey's brother is hard enough, but the infuriating man is there at Logan's every turn, interfering with the case, breaking the rules, and demanding that Casey's story be heard. Contains mature themes.
©2020 RJ Scott (P)2020 Tantor
When the world labels a man and judges them blindly, is it possible to ever find love? Firefighter Eric is on the front line, battling the threat of natures destruction in the California grasslands alongside his CalFire team. Focused and calm, even in the direst of situations, he has a strong affection for his fire truck, loves his career, and has best friends he can rely on. All he needs now is love, but that seems to be impossible to find. At his friends wedding. Eric falls in lust at first sight with the shy, slim, and sexy Brady, even if Brady isnt the type of guy he usually goes for. What Eric longs for is an equal in his bed, not a smaller guy who might want Eric to role-play big strong firefighter every time they have sex. He wants to find someone he can be vulnerable with, someone who will love him for his soft heart and quiet ways. Bradys life plans grind to a halt when his niece and nephew lose their parents in a tragic accident, and he becomes a dad overnight. His Developmental Coordination Disorder rules his life, but he fights both DCD and the fears that chase him every day, to give Maddie and Lucas a home. Agreeing to go to a friends wedding is a decision he regrets long before he even gets there. But, he refuses to give in to his fear, even if he might do something that makes him a target for peoples comments and laughter. Meeting Eric, a huge man with a gentle voice and a flair for chivalry, he falls hard. Now, if only he can let himself get past his panic that Eric would never want someone like him, then maybe he could fall in love for real. Word Count: 55,000
©2019 RJ Scott (P)2019 RJ Scott
A collection of the years best mystery short fiction selected by New York Times best-selling and Edgar Award-winning author C. J. Box. C. J. Box , number one New York Times best-selling author of the hugely popular Joe Pickett series, selects the best short mystery and crime fiction of the year in this annual treat for crime-fiction fans (Library Journal).
©2020 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company (P)2020 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Eddie is arrogant, quite vain, and slick at the mouth - or simply confident, discerning, and unafraid to speak his mind, if you ask him. Astrid is annoyingly perky, unpolished, and a little delusional about Eddies attraction to her - or, according to her, energetic, authentic, and absolutely spot-on about the driving factor of a certain local tattoo artists hatred of her. Undeniable attraction. They may think theyre opposite but have more in common than they think. For both of them, finding a connection that is deeper than surface-level is rare. Someone they can learn from, grow with, someone who can show them things they havent seen before and feel things theyve never felt, with anyone. No labels, no boxes. Just...maybe...something like love.
©2017 Christina C. Jones (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
Julian Savage was golden. Powerful. But tormented. For the brooding hunter walked alone. Always alone, far from his Carpathian kind, alien to even his twin. Like his name, his existence was savage. Until he met the woman he was sworn to protect. When Julian heard Desari sing, rainbows swamped his starving senses. Emotions bombarded his hardened heart. And a dark hunger to possess her flooded his loins, blinding him to the danger stalking him. And even as Desari enflamed him, she dared to defy him - with mysterious, unparalleled feminine powers. Was Desari more than his perfect mate? Julian had met his match in this woman, but would she drive him to madness - or save his soul?
©2000 Christine Feehan (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers
Two nights. One undeniable attraction. To prove to his mother that he can be responsible, Stephan Brooks takes a job at her firm and promises to be a better son. But one glimpse of Roselle Parker, her up-and-coming protégé, and all his good intentions disappear. All he has to do is conduct himself in a professional manner, but a trip to Paris with Roselle proves too big of a temptation. Roselle knows Stephan Brooks is nothing but trouble. Shes heard the stories, and her brief contact with him confirms theyre all true. But two nights in Paris and her inhibitions crumble beneath his seductive touch. They plan to leave what happened in Paris, in Paris. But the best-laid plans often go awry.
©2019 Delaney Diamond (P)2021 Delaney Diamond
Tanner, the hunky college football star, is home for the summer. Billy, the budding dessert chef, is about to have his hot-fudge-glazed world flipped upside down. Get ready for the "sweetest" romance you've ever tasted. Contains mature themes.
©2017 Daryl Banner (P)2018 Tantor
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Joanna Wylde comes a new story in her Reapers MC series.... Peaches Taylor spent the last seven years slinging drinks and dodging drunks at the Starkwood Saloon. Some might call it a dead-end job, but to her it was an investment - another six months, and shed have enough money to buy the place. Life would've been perfect if Eli hadnt come home. Eli King is ready to settle down. He stood by his brothers when they needed him, paying the price for their freedom with his own. Now its time to claim his reward - the Starkwood Saloon. Hes got the cash to buy the bar, the skills to run it, and just one person standing between him and his dream: Peaches Taylor. Shes been driving him crazy since they were kids, and not in the good way. When she was six, she shoved a spider down his pants. When he was ten, he locked her in a closet overnight. Then she hot-wired his car at 17, and things got ugly.... Theyre adults now, and the Starkwood isnt a toy to fight over - its the hill theyll die on. No prisoners. No compromises. No mercy. Peaches Taylor and Eli King are going to war.
©2019 Joanna Wylde (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
When the Side N*gga Catch Feelings is the story of two women who are unfaithful for two totally different reasons, yet wind up with the same catastrophic outcome. Meet Heaven: a young girl who is loving, submissive, and beyond appreciative of her husband, Ross. As a teenager, Heaven lived solely for her sister, Divine, and her daughter, Sunshine. Because her mother is mentally ill and her father ran off, Heaven had to do some unimaginable things just to feed the family. Then came Ross, and everything changed. He wasn't some filthy rich, dope boy that some young girls dream of, but Heaven felt like Ross was her blessing. Yet, Ross turned out to be a wolf wrapped decadently in sheep's clothing. Still, Heaven was willing to take the bad just to keep the good. The drama was all worth it for the luxuries of food, clothes, and shelter, not just for herself, but, more so, for Divine and Sunshine. And then there's Treasure. How is it that a woman can have a good man and still not be satisfied? Treasure is far from as submissive as her best friend, Heaven. As a teenager, Treasure had always been the type of girl to juggle two or three boys. Once she was older and met a real man, Vegas, she tried to commit. All of that went out of the window, though, when she met the one that allowed her to be the ride or die chick that she had always fantasized about being. Treasure isn't the only promiscuous woman in this story, however, because Heaven eventually succumbs to the wooing of a man that wants to treat her far better than her ain't-sh*t-husband. She knows that Ross deserves her infidelity. He had never been loyal or faithful to her. However, one thing he had never done was cheat on Heaven with someone in their circle. In this tale of lust, lies, and mayhem, Heaven fights with the feelings that she has for her side dude while Treasure basks in hers. That is, until all hell breaks loose. These two side dudes that Heaven and Treasure have fallen for pretended as if they could play second to another man...until their feelings got in the way. Then egos clash, bonds are broken, and, with two beasts like Vegas and Ross, a life is lost in this group's tight-knit circle...all because these ladies chose wrong.
©2018 Jessica N. Watkins (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
Sequel to The Art of Breathing.
Family is not always defined by blood. It's defined by those who make us whole - those who make us who we are.
And here, at the end, Bear and Otter will be tested like they've never been before.
There's a knock at the door from a little girl who has nowhere else to go.
There's a phone ringing, bringing news they do not expect.
There's a brother returning home after learning how to stand on his own.
As these moments converge, all of their lives will change forever.
Beginning in Bear, Otter, and the Kid and continuing in Who We Are and The Art of Breathing, TJ Klune has told a saga of family and brotherhood, of love and sacrifice. In this final chapter, the events of the past pave the long and winding road toward a future no one could have imagined.
©2017 TJ Klune (P)2017 Dreamspinner Press
Riley's past comes back to haunt him both professionally and personally. His dead brother left more than just bitter memories for Riley to deal with. The FBI get involved and suddenly it is more than his good name that is on the line. Jack is always there for him, but how much more can Riley's husband reasonably be able to understand? Especially when Riley finds out on his delayed honeymoon that he has an eight-year-old daughter he never knew existed....
©2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 RJ Scott (P)2016 RJ Scott
Nina Winthrop knows exactly what she wants from life: to help the less fortunate, to get married, and to have a family. Shes certain shes found the perfect man to help her achieve all of those goals. They want the same future, and best of all...hes not Reese Brooks. Reese knows he screwed up when he broke Ninas heart, and hes lived with that regret for the past 10 years. Now that shes back in town, hes determined to show her hes the man she should be with. But does he have what it takes to change her mind? Or will he lose her for good to another man?
©2019 Delaney Diamond (P)2021 Delaney Diamond
Rod Nelson is used to being someone's good time, and that's fine with him. Spending his days at his adult toy store, Rods-N-Ends, he never knows who he'll meet. The second Landon Harrison walks in, he has Rod's full attention. It seems as if Landon wants him too, so why won't the man jump in the sack with him already? Landon never thought he'd return home to the town where memories lurk around every corner. He has to admit, Rod makes the adjustment a lot easier. He keeps Landon laughing. Despite the fierce attraction between them, he's not willing to risk his newfound friendship to get laid. Neither man wants something serious, but the more they're together, the harder it is to keep their hands to themselves, until eventually they stop trying. But flings between friends are never simple, and as they attempt to shift gears, diving into their first relationship, they're slammed with setbacks. If they want to truly move forward, before they hit the open road together, they're going to have to let go of a past that could make them crash and burn. Contains mature themes.
©2016 Riley Hart (P)2016 Tantor
Hiring a boyfriend for Christmas, what could possibly go wrong? Derek is facing yet another Christmas where his life feels out of control. He has a new career that doesnt feel like his, and parents who would just love to see him settled down. All he needs is a temporary buffer for the parties he has to attend, and for his parents to leave him alone. Enter, Luke. Luke is 20,000 dollars short for the renovations on Halligans, his familys bar in New Yorks Financial District. A favor for a buddy has him agreeing to play the part of boyfriend to a guy with more money than sense. But when the spirit of Christmas works its magic on the two men, and they begin to fall for each other, Derek runs scared, and Luke needs space. It doesnt matter what obstacles you throw in the way of love, or how much you run in the other direction, because, when youre least expecting it, whether you want it or not, love happens anyway. Word Count: 42,500
©2017, 2018 RJ Scott (P)2018 RJ Scott
Simone Brooks and Cameron Bennett should not be together. Shes a wealthy socialite looking for a suitable husband. A man with the right pedigree and an economic status that matches her own. Hes part owner of the hottest nightclub in Atlanta with his siblings. Someone who loves cooking, the outdoors, and women - not necessarily in that order. After one night together, their sizzling chemistry makes it difficult to stay away. Then comes the hard part - navigating their differences to salvage a relationship that, while it may be imperfect, overflows with love and passion. This book was previously part of The Bennett Triplets series.
©2016 Delaney Diamond (P)2020 Delaney Diamond
A chilling collection of psychological suspense and literary horror from the multiple award-winning author of the national best seller The Cabin at the End of the World and A Head Full of Ghosts. A masterful anthology featuring 19 pieces of short fiction, Growing Things and Other Stories is an exciting glimpse into Paul Tremblays fantastically fertile imagination. In The Teacher, a Bram Stoker Award nominee for best short story, a student is forced to watch a disturbing video that will haunt and torment her and her classmates lives. Four men rob a pawn shop at gunpoint only to vanish, one by one, as they speed away from the crime scene in The Getaway. In Swim Wants to Know If Its as Bad as Swim Thinks, a meth addict kidnaps her daughter from her estranged mother as their town is terrorized by a giant monster...or not. Joining these haunting works are stories linked to Tremblays previous novels. The tour de force metafictional novella Notes from the Dog Walkers deconstructs horror and publishing, possibly bringing in a character from A Head Full of Ghosts, all while serving as a prequel to Disappearance at Devils Rock. The Thirteenth Temple follows another character from A Head Full of Ghosts - Merry, who has published a tell-all memoir written years after the events of the novel. And the title story, Growing Things, a shivery tale loosely shared between the sisters in A Head Full of Ghosts, is told here in full. From global catastrophe to the demons inside our heads, Tremblay illuminates our primal fears and darkest dreams in startlingly original fiction that leaves us unmoored. As he lowers the sky and yanks the ground from beneath our feet, we are compelled to contemplate the darkness inside our own hearts and minds.
©2019 Paul Tremblay (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers
Alastair has found the perfect partner in husband Steven. Together they've built a successful life, had a beautiful child, and still behave like newlyweds long since the day he carried her over the threshold. But all of that changes in an instant thanks to a thoughtless deed that has lifelong repercussions. With secrets bubbling to the surface, the pair find their American dream life suddenly in jeopardy, and neither one of them are willing to let go at any cost.
©2018 Marin Montgomery. (P)2019 Tantor
Sequel to Who We Are Tyson Thompson graduated high school at 16 and left the town of Seafare, Oregon, bound for what he assumed would be bigger and better things. He soon found out the real world has teeth, and he returns to the coast with four years of failure, addiction, and a diagnosis of panic disorder trailing behind him. His brother, Bear, and his brother's husband, Otter, believe coming home is exactly what Tyson needs to find himself again. Surrounded by family in the Green Monstrosity, Tyson attempts to put the pieces of his broken life back together. But shortly after he arrives home, Tyson comes face to face with inevitability in the form of his childhood friend and first love, Dominic Miller, who he hasn't seen since the day he left Seafare. As their paths cross, old wounds reopen, new secrets are revealed, and Tyson discovers there is more to his own story than he was told all those years ago. In a sea of familiar faces, new friends, and the memories of a mother's devastating choice, Tyson will learn that in order to have any hope for a future, he must fight the ghosts of his past.
©2014 T J Klune (P)2014 Dreamspinner Press
With the new year drawing closer, the Sullivan brothers, along with their extended family and closest friends, are back in Whiskey Row for a holiday adventure filled with love, laughter, and the possibilities for new beginnings. New Beginnings is a feel-good holiday novella that picks up where Sweet Obsession left off. Jack and Noelle simply open their home and welcome family and friends to share in the spirit of Christmas and the promises of new beginnings that the upcoming year is sure to bring. Contains mature themes.
©2016 D.A. Young (P)2019 Tantor
Stefan Joss just cant win. Not only does he have to go to Texas in the middle of summer to be the man of honor in his best friend Charlottes wedding, but hes expected to negotiate a million-dollar business deal at the same time. Worst of all, hes thrown for a loop when he arrives to see the one man Charlotte promised wouldnt be there: her brother, Rand Holloway. Stefan and Rand have been mortal enemies since the day they met, so Stefan is shocked when a temporary cease-fire sees the usual hostility replaced by instant chemistry. Though leery of the unexpected feelings, Stefan is swayed by a sincere revelation from Rand, and he decides to give Rand a chance. But their budding romance is threatened when Stefans business deal goes wrong: The owner of the last ranch he needs to secure for the company is murdered. Stefans in for the surprise of his life as he finds himself in danger as well.
©2009 Mary Calmes (P)2010 Dreamspinner Press
Thelonious Monk is the critically acclaimed, gripping saga of an artist's struggle to "make it" without compromising his musical vision. It is a story that, like its subject, reflects the tidal ebbs and flows of American history in the 20th century. To his fans, he was the ultimate hipster; to his detractors, he was temperamental, eccentric, taciturn, or childlike. His angular melodies and dissonant harmonies shook the jazz world to its foundations, ushering in the birth of "bebop" and establishing Monk as one of America's greatest composers. Elegantly written and rich with humor and pathos, Thelonious Monk is the definitive work on modern jazz's most original composer.
©2009 Robin D. G. Kelley (P)2017 Tantor
Leo Byrne is a cop, Jason Banks is an ex-con. Even after one stolen kiss, something has to give before Leo can convince Jason that falling in love is even an option. Adopted at a young age, Leo is part of the sprawling Byrnes family. With his dog Cap, three siblings and a whole mess of nieces and nephews, he is never lonely, and his life is full. Love is the last item on his to-do list, but seeing his best friends Sean and Eric happy and making new families makes him want things he doesnt think is possible. Kissing Jason at an event to honor his bravery was one thing, but anything other than that is off limits. Until Jason has no one left to turn to, and its Leo who helps him at his lowest. Taking Jason and his daughter into his home is one thing, but falling for the ex-con is something else altogether. Jason made a deal to keep his daughter safe and spent years behind bars as a result. Volunteering as a convict firefighter was as much about helping the community as saving his sanity, but now that hes out, he doesnt even have that. Hes lost his future, his self-respect, and has no friends or a place to call home. Worst of all, even after rescuing his daughter he still cant keep her safe from the man who wants to use her as a bargaining chip for money. Meeting Leo might give Jason a way to keep Daisy safe, but falling for the stubborn cop means the truth has to be revealed, and he could lose everything all over again.
©2019 RJ Scott (P)2020 RJ Scott
Forty-five-year-old English professor Nathan Qells is very good at making people feel important. What he's not very good at is sticking around afterward. He's a nice guy; he just doesn't feel things the way other people do. So even after all the time he's spent taking care of Michael, the kid across the hall, he doesn't realize that Michael's mob muscle uncle and guardian, Andreo Fiore, has slowly been falling in love with him. Dreo has bigger problems than getting Nate to see him as a potential partner. He's raising his nephew, trying to leave his unsavory job, and starting his own business, a process made infinitely more difficult when a series of hits takes out some key underworld players. Still, Dreo is determined to build a life he can be proud of - a life with Nate as a cornerstone. A life that is starting to look like exactly what Nate has been seeking. Unfortunately for Dreo - and for Nate - the last hits were just part of a major reorganization, and Dreo's obvious love for Nate has made him a target too.
©2012 Mary Calmes (P)2014 Dreamspinner Press
Layton wants success. Adler wants family. How can love make both these things possible? Layton Foxx works hard for what he has. The condo, the career, the chance to make his mark, are all down to the sacrifices he has made. With tragedy in his past, he doesnt want or need love. Then he meets Adler Lockhart, the extroverted, sexy winger for the Harrisburg Railers, and abruptly he cant avoid love even if he wanted to. Adler Lockhart has had everything handed to him his whole life. Cars, villas, cash, college tuition at the finest Ivy League schools. The only things he doesnt have are parents who care or the love of a good man. Then Layton walks into his privileged life and shows him what real love can be like.
©2018 RJ Scott & V.L. Locey (P)2019 RJ Scott & V.L. Locey
Long Division contains two interwoven stories. In the first, it's 2013: After an on-stage meltdown during a nationally televised quiz contest, fourteen-year-old Citoyen "City" Coldson becomes an overnight YouTube celebrity. The next day, he's sent to stay with his grandmother in the small coastal community of Melahatchie, where a young girl named Baize Shephard has recently disappeared. Before leaving, City is given a strange book without an author called Long Division. He learns that one of the book's main characters is also named City Coldson - but Long Division is set in 1985. This 1985 City, along with his friend and love-object, Shalaya Crump, discovers a way to travel into the future and steals a laptop and cell phone from an orphaned teenage rapper called
Baize Shephard. They ultimately take these with them all the way back to 1964, to help another time-traveler they meet protect his family from the Klan. City's two stories ultimately converge in the mysterious work shed behind his grandmother's, where he discovers the key to Baize's disappearance.
©2013 Kiese Laymon (P)2013 Tantor
Babysitting the Baumgartners Listen to the uber-hot, fun-in-the-sun, coming-of-age book that started it all! Ronnie, now a college freshman, has been babysitting for the Baumgartners so long, she's practically a member of the family. When Mrs. Baumgartner - who insists on calling her Veronica - invites Ronnie along on their yearly vacation, the nanny jumps at the chance. There's no way she's going to turn down an opportunity to work on her tan in the Florida Keys with Doc and Mrs. B! But Ronnie isn't the only one with ulterior motives. The young co-ed discovers that the Baumgartners have wayward plans for their au pair that are going to lead places she could have only imagined. Note: This wicked hot sun and sand coming of age story will seduce you as quickly as the Baumgartners seduce innocent Ronnie and leave everyone yearning for more! A Baumgartner Reunion Ronnie, now all grown up with a family of her own, gets a memory-jolting invitation to join the Baumgartners at their vacation home in the Florida Keys, and suddenly, everything comes flooding back. She hasn't thought about the Baumgartners in years, at least that's what she tells her wildly handsome husband, T.J. But it turns out that her curious husband has made a few phone calls and opportunity, or perhaps fate, presents itself, giving them a chance to live out their fantasies. But once again, Ronnie finds herself torn between what she wants, and what someone else wants for her. Baumgartner Generations: Henry Henry Baumgartner's in trouble. He used to be a big fish in a little pond, but now he's in college, and the world sure seems a lot bigger! Instead of passing him because of his athletic ability like they did in high school, he discovers his professors actually mean it when they say he needs to do the work or he's going to fail his classes - and be kicked off the all-star hockey team. Turns out, Henry's been keeping a secret, and while he desperately continues to try to keep it, from the girl he's got a crush on, from his roommate who's after the same girl, from his parents and teachers and coaches, he knows he can't go on keeping it forever. So when his parents hire him a tutor, he turns to this angel of mercy for help, but little does he realize that Mrs. Toni Franklin is going to complicate his life in ways he never could have foreseen....
©2015 Selena Kitt (P)2015 Selena Kitt
Losing everything doesn't have to be the end. Sometimes, it's a chance to find something different. Contains mature themes.
©2018 Christina C. Jones (P)2020 Tantor
Of all the men on the Icehome beach, Thrand's the most competitive and most aggravating. He's cocky. Arrogant. Turns everything into a rivalry. He's a pain in the you know what. He also keeps insisting that I kiss him. After all, I'm the one that told him a kiss didn't mean anything. It shouldn't. A kiss is just a kiss as far as humans are concerned. But Thrand's a clone, a race of people called a'ani, and he's been brought up to play hard and to win. And he wants to win me. But does Thrand want me for the right reasons? Or am I just another conquest? Contains mature themes.
©2019 Ruby Dixon (P)2020 Tantor
Everybody knows you dont marry the rebound guy. And yet, thats exactly what Charlie does. But once the husband is out of the picture - kinda - shes ready to leap forward with her life. She returns to the neighborhood she left, the business she missed, and into arms reach of Nixon - the reason she needed a rebound guy in the first place. Other than rebuilding her life, Charlie has one main goal now that shes back in the place she considers home: Stay as far away from Nixon as she can. But their long history, his magnetic charm, and a certain sense of unfinished business makes that much, much harder than Charlie thought. Nixon is willing to own up to his part in their breakup, but for Charlie, finding a place of forgiveness is going to take much more than that. Shes willing to take a chance on friendship - something theyve had since they were kids - but falling in love again? Thats a whole different story.
©2014 Christina C. Jones (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
As Reapers Motorcycle Club president, Reese "Picnic" Hayes has given his entire life to the club. After losing his wife, he knew he'd never love another woman. These days, Reese keeps his relationships free and easy - he definitely doesn't want to waste his time on a glorified cleaning lady like London Armstrong. Too bad he's completely obsessed with her. Besides running her own business, London has her junkie cousin's daughter to look after. Sure she's attracted to the Reapers' president, but she's not stupid. When her young cousin gets caught up with a ruthless drug cartel, Reese might be the only man who can help her. Now London has to make the hardest decision of her life - how far will she go to save her family? Contains mature themes.
©2014 Joanna Wylde (P)2014 Tantor
Handsome attorney Casey Sullivan is a catch, and everyone seems to know it except his beautiful, but slightly deranged girlfriend, deejay Sidra Barton! Just the slightest mention of "happily ever after" has her ready to run out the door. Not that she'll get far because Casey Sullivan always gets what he wants, and he wants Sidra Barton. Casey is ready to go the distance for what his heart desires, but the finish line to Sidra's heart will be an uphill journey. Together, they will face their pain and fears to obtain the ultimate happiness. Unfortunately, not everyone believes they should be together and will challenge the love they've fought so hard to obtain. Guess they'll just have to learn the hard way not to get between a Sullivan and his woman. Contains mature themes.
©2016 D.A. Young (P)2019 Tantor
From the New York Times best-selling author of the Reapers MC and Silver Valley series comes an anthology of extras and never-before-released material. Charming Bastard I first met Riley Boone when I was four years old. We moved to Callup, Idaho, after my dad blew out his back and had to go on disability. Boonie's family lived next to ours. Every afternoon he'd swagger off the school bus after kindergarten like a conquering king. For the first week, he ignored me, until I impressed him by climbing nearly 30 feet up in the tree behind his trailer. They had to call the fire department to get me down, but it was worth it to see the respect in his five-year-old eyes. He gave me a worm in honor of my accomplishment. I fell in love. The next day he made me eat the worm, and our relationship has been complicated ever since. "Sticky Sweet" Horse and Marie met for the first time in Reaper's Property. Now experience this moment through his eyes. "Skunked" Marie has some big news to share with Horse - news that will change both their lives forever.... "Sugar and Spice" A prequel to Reaper's Fall, this story features Painter and Melanie's first meeting. Contains mature themes.
©2015 Joanna Wylde (P)2016 Tantor
Two years after riding off into the sunset with ranch owner Rand Holloway, Stefan Joss has made a tentative peace with his new life, teaching at a community college. But the course of true love never does run smooth. Rand wants him home on the ranch; Stef wants an exit strategy in case Rand ever decides to throw him out. Finally, after recognizing how unfair he's being, Stef makes a commitment, and Rand is over the moon. When Stef gets the chance to prove his devotion, he doesn't hesitate - despite the risk to his health - and Rand takes the opportunity to show everyone that sometimes life's best surprises come after the sunset.
©2011 Mary Calmes (P)2015 Dreamspinner Press
Twice unlucky in love, natural hair vlogger Angela Strickland has settled into a life centered around avoiding men and relationships like the plague. Unwilling to risk another broken heart, she resigns herself to being a perpetually single woman. Corporate man and self-professed womanizer Ryan Boye doesn't believe in relationships or love and thinks anyone who does is a fool. But there's just something about Angela Strickland he can't shake.... When these two cross paths, their attraction to one another is undeniable. Will they find that the love they've both evaded is exactly what they both need? Contains mature themes.
©2017 Alexandria House (P)2018 Tantor
Can Tennant show Jared that age is just a number and that love is all that matters? The Rowe brothers are famous hockey hotshots, but as the youngest of the trio, Tennant has always had to play against his brothers reputations. To get out of their shadows, and against their advice, he accepts a trade to the Harrisburg Railers, where he runs into Jared Madsen. Mads is an old family friend and his brothers one-time teammate. Mads is Tennants new coach. And Mads is the sexiest thing on which hes ever laid eyes. Jared Madsens hockey career was cut short by a fault in his heart, but coaching keeps him close to the game. When Ten is traded to the team, his carefully organized world is thrown into chaos. Nine years his junior and his best friends brother, he knows Ten is strictly off-limits, but as soon as he sees Tens moves, on and off the ice, he knows his heart could get him into trouble again.
©2017 RJ Scott & VL Locey (P)2018 RJ Scott & VL Locey
Jay na Thalang is a demanding, driven genius. He doesn't know how to stop or even slow down. The instant he lays eyes on Maria Lopez, he knows that she is a sexy distraction he can't afford. He's done his best to keep her at arm's length, and he's succeeded beyond his wildest dreams. Maria has always been cautious. Now that her once-tiny, apocalypse-centered blog is hitting the mainstream, she's even more careful about preserving her online anonymity. She hasn't sent so much as a picture to the commenter she's interacted with for 18 months - not even after emails, hour-long chats, and a friendship that is slowly turning into more. Maybe one day they'll meet and see what happens. But unbeknownst to them both, Jay is Maria's commenter. They've already met. They already hate each other. And two determined enemies are about to discover that they've been secretly falling in love.
©2016 Courtney Milan (P)2017 Courtney Milan
Lucia Vega is on a winning streak. Her book, Throw Away the Key, has taken the country by storm, and now, it's being made into a movie. After years of chasing it, she can finally taste freedom. Reece Carras is one of the most powerful men in Hollywood. Handsome, rich, and generous, he's everything girls like her aren't supposed to dream of. But dream she does. And in his strong arms, she finds a freedom she never even knew existed. Falling in love was the easy part. Cruel twists of fate and torn loyalties will make staying together seem impossible. Sacrifices will have to be made. And they will learn that blood may be thicker than water, but nothing is more powerful than two hearts that beat for each other. Contains mature themes.
©2017 Dylan Allen (P)2018 Tantor
The Westmorelands always get what they want! Delaney won't let a mix-up delay her vacation, so she agrees to share a secluded cabin with another guest - a sheikh bent on seduction! In the mountains of Montana, charming player Stone helps a prim and proper lady find her mother - for the reward of passion-filled nights under the stars.... Back in Atlanta, firefighter Storm will sweet-talk any woman into his bed - even a too-hot-too-handle virgin who leaves him craving more.... Meet the Atlanta Westmorelands in three sensual stories of love, family loyalty, and passion from New York Times best-selling author Brenda Jackson! Delaney's Desert Sheikh Stone Cold Surrender Riding the Storm
©2015 Brenda Streater Jackson (P)2015 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
A wildly sexy, emotional, and suspenseful romance novel from number one New York Times best-selling author Lauren Blakely, with all new narration from Sebastian York and Vanessa Edwin, with special appearances from Shane East, January LaVoy, Jonathan Davis, Scott Brick, Sean Crisden and more! She was my "what if" girl. The one I longed for. The one I tried to find again after she left for the other side of the world. Now, years later, fate has swept the only woman Ive ever loved back into my life. With her intensity, her honesty, her passion, Annalise tries to break down my walls, because shes the one who knew me before my family shattered. When we collide again, it's tender and savage, gentle and rough, and makes me hungry for more of this electric, once-in-a-blue moon kind of connection. If I want to keep her close, Ill have to serve up the whole truth of where I went and what I did after she left. But if I do, I risk losing her again, and thats not a fate Im ready to face. Not when each day brings me closer to finding the people who ripped my family apart and seeing them put behind bars. Until the day I learn Annalise is holding the final piece of the puzzle to solving the mystery.
©2020 Lauren Blakely Books (P)2020 Lauren Blakely Books
When a cowboy meets the guy from the city, he can't know how much things will change. On the spur of the moment, with his life collapsing around him, Jay Sullivan answers an ad for a business manager with an expertise in marketing, on a dude ranch in Montana. With his sister Ashley, niece Kirsten, and nephew Josh in tow, he moves lock stock and barrel from New York to Montana to start a new life on Crooked Tree Ranch. Foreman and part owner of the ranch, ex rodeo star Nathaniel "Nate" Todd has been running the dude ranch for five years ever since his mentor Marcus Allen became ill. His brothers convince him that he needs to get an expert in to help the business grow. He knows things have to change and but when the new guy turns up, with a troubled family in tow - he just isn't prepared for how much.
©2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 RJ Scott (P)2017 RJ Scott
As a young boy, Gabriel Martinez had his family - his entire life - ripped away from him. Revenge and indignation became his means of survival. Several years later, a series of events leads him to his new family, the Kings of Retribution MC, where he meets Alba Jameson. Heartbreak being the final push, Alba chooses the life her sister worked so hard to give her by going off to college. While trying to bury her feelings for Gabriel, she finds herself faced with the unexpected. Finding strength and courage, she starts to pave her own path in life, until a faceless threat sends her home. Contains mature themes.
©2018 Crystal Daniels & Sandy Alvarez (P)2018 Tantor
New York Times best-selling author Joanna Wylde returns to the world of the Reapers Motorcycle Club.... Looking back, none of this would've happened if I hadn't dropped my phone in the toilet. I mean, I could've walked away from him if I'd had it with me. Or maybe not. Maybe it was all over the first time he saw me, and he would've found another way. Probably - if there's one thing I've learned, it's that Shade always gets what he wants, and apparently he wanted me. Right from the first. Shade's Lady is a stand-alone story. There is no need to have listened to any prior Reapers MC stories to enjoy Shade's Lady.
©2017 Fat Robin Press LLC (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
In New York Times best-selling author Brenda Jackson's novel, a Westmoreland learns that rules are meant to be broken! Rule number one for Bailey Westmoreland: Never fall for a man who would take her away from her tight-knit family's Colorado home. So why is she following rancher Walker Rafferty all the way to Alaska? Bailey tells herself she owes the sexy loner an apology, and once she gets there, it's only right to stay and help him when he's injured - isn't it? Before long, Bailey realizes home might be where you make it - if Walker is ready to take all she has to offer. Enjoy a special Texas Cattleman's Club: Lies and Lullabies bonus prequel short story from Janice Maynard: "Reclaimed by the Rancher".
©2015 Brenda Streater (P)2015 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
Hot, heartwarming, and hilarious.... This is a knockout. (Publishers Weekly) Award-winning, highly-acclaimed author Adriana Herrera delivers the sexy, modern enemies-to-lovers romance youve been waiting for. Starting over is more about who youre with than where you live.... Julia del Mar Ortiz is not having the best year. She moved to Dallas with her boyfriend, who ended up ditching her and running back to New York after only a few weeks. Left with a massive - by NYC standards, anyway - apartment and a car lease in the scorching Texas heat, Julia is struggling...except thats not completely true. Running the charitable foundation of one of the most iconic high fashion department stores in the world is serious #lifegoals. Its more than enough to make her want to stick it out down South. The only monkey wrench in Julias plans is the blue-eyed, smart-mouthed consultant the store hired to take them public. Fellow New Yorker Rocco Quinns first order of business? Putting Julias job on the chopping block. When Julia is tasked with making sure Rocco sees how valuable the programs she runs are, shes caught between a rock and a very hard set of abs. Because Rocco Quinn is almost impossible to hate - and even harder to resist. Also by Adriana Herrera: Dreamers Book 1: American Dreamer Book 2: American Fairytale Book 3: American Love Story Book 4: American Sweethearts Book 5: American Christmas
©2020 Adriana Herrera (P)2020 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
For most of my life I've been focused on one goal: making a name for myself and building a business from the ground up. I'm a hardworking man, confident in my trade and quite frankly pretty awesome if you ask me. Sure, I make mistakes, you'll see, but I think my dedication helps me out here. It's the devoted work ethic that has me following through with anything thrown my way. That being said, my wife of the last eight years served me with a petition for dissolution of marriage. Believe me, I'm shocked, too. She's under the impression I don't care. Ridiculous assumption. I know what you're thinking: What the hell did I do? Let's not judge me yet, until you know the whole story. The way I see it, in the state of Arizona, I have approximately 60 days to make her fall back in love with me. Easy enough, right? You've clearly never met Madison. Contains mature themes.
©2016 Shey Stahl (P)2017 Tantor
Reeling from the painful rejection of a man he thought he loved, Asher is left holding the baby. Ash wants a family, and is determined to continue with a surrogacy he'd begun with his ex. Bringing baby Mia home, he vows that he will be the best father he can be. Nothing in this world matters more to him than caring for his daughter, not even accidentally falling in lust with the doctor next door. Challenged by his growing attraction to Sean, and confronted by painful memories of his family, Ash has to learn that love is all that matters. When ER doctor Sean moves in with his friends next door to sexy, single-father Ash, he falls so quickly it takes his breath away. The sex they have is hot, but Ash is adamant his heart is too full with love for his daughter to let anyone else in. Why is Sean the only one who sees how scared Ash is, and how can he prove to his new lover that he desperately wants the three of them to become a family?
©2019 R. J. Scott (P)2019 R. J. Scott
A lush, tropical island on an icy planet makes no sense. Then again, not much makes sense anymore after waking up and finding myself not in bed but on a strange world populated by aliens. Since that moment, I've learned that nothing is normal anymore and I've got to roll with the punches. I can handle this, though. I'm strong and capable. So...washed up on a tropical island? Got it handled. Separated from the others in my group? Handled. Stranded alone with a brutal but delicious alien man that can't speak English but has great...ahem...body language? Yup, handled. Add in the fact that my cootie - a symbiont I need to survive - has chosen my big, hulking alien friend as my fated mate? Let's just say that the situation isn't the only thing that's going to be handled. But it isn't long before I learn that the tropical island paradise is a death trap and we're all in grave danger, aliens, and humans alike. To survive this, I'll need my tempting guy to give me a hand with the situation...good thing he's got four of them. Contains mature themes.
©2017 Ruby Dixon (P)2018 Tantor
In the hottest summer on record, Iron Lake reservoir is emptying, revealing secrets that were intended to stay hidden beneath the water. Best-selling horror writer Chris Lassiter struggles for inspiration and he's close to never writing again. His life has become an endless loop of nothing but empty pages, personal appearances, and a marketing machine that is systematically destroying his muse. In a desperate attempt to force Chris to complete unfinished manuscripts his agent buys a remote cabin. All Chris has to do is hide away and write, but he's lost his muse, and not even he can make stories appear from thin air. Sawyer Wiseman left town for Chicago, chasing the excitement and potential of being a big city cop, rising the ranks, and making his mark. A case gone horribly wrong draws him back to Lancaster Falls. Working for the tiny police department in the town he'd been running from, digging into cold cases and police corruption, he spends his day's healing, and his nights hoping the nightmares of his last case leave him alone. Contains mature themes.
©2019 RJ Scott (P)2019 Tantor
This book is made up of 33 chapters. Each chapter is a different basketball question that needs to be answered. Some of them are obviously crucial (example: what's the most important NBA championship?) and some of them are secretly crucial (example: was Kobe Bryant a dork?). But all of them are approached in ways that (I hope you think) are smart and fun and nuanced. Also, you should know ahead of time that some of the pieces go a bit sideways sometimes, like the chapter that ends up just being the script of an action movie, or the other chapter that's actually just a bunch of lists and nothing else. Basketball is fun. - Shea
©2017 Shea Serrano (P)2017 Tantor
The first time I met Brody Easton was in the men's locker room. It was my first interview as a professional sportscaster. The famed quarterback decided to bare all. And by all, I don't mean he told me any of his secrets. No. The arrogant ass decided to drop his towel just as I asked the first question. On camera. The Super Bowl MVP quickly adopted a new hobby: screwing with me. When I pushed back, he shifted from wanting to screw with me to wanting to screw me. But I don't date players. And it's not because I'm one of the few women working in the world of professional football. I'd date an athlete. It's the other kind of player I don't date. You know the type. Good looking, strong, cocky, always looking to get laid. Brody Easton was the ultimate player. Every woman wanted to be the one to change him. But the truth was, all he needed was a girl worth changing for. Turned out I was that girl. Simple, right? Let's face it. It never is. There's a story between once upon a time and happily ever after...and this one is ours. Contains mature themes.
©2016 Vi Keeland (P)2016 Tantor
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Joanna Wylde comes a new story in her Reapers MC series.... Rome McGuire knew he was in trouble the first time he saw her. She was sweet and pretty and just about perfect in every way. She was also too young and innocent for the Reapers Motorcycle Club. He did the right thing, and walked away. The second time, he couldnt resist tasting her. Gorgeous and smart, fun and full of wonder, she jumped on his bike and wouldve followed him anywhere. Still, she deserved a shot at happiness somewhere bigger and better than a town like Hallies Falls. Walking away wasnt so easy that time, but her family needed her and he had a job to do. When she came around a third time, hed had enough. Randi Whittaker had been given two chances to escape, and now it was time for Rome to take his. This time, the only way Randi would be leaving Hallies Falls was on the back of Romes bike.
©2018 Joanna Wylde (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Narrated by young Jamie O'Day, who is beginning to understand that, like his daddy says, "every story is about sex or death, or sometimes both", The Winter Helen Dropped By is a story of growing up, of loss, of laughter and of characters both sexy and dead. Helen is the young, pregnant Indian woman who drops into Jamie's life one freeze-the-balls-off-a-brass-monkey snow-storming night. It is her haunting presence, woven throughout Jamie's accounts of the spring he damn near drowned, the summer of the peculiar reconstituted wedding of Mrs.Beatrice Ann Stevenson and Mr.Earl J. Rasmussen, followed by the summer White Chaps murdered his wife, that makes this a funny, sad and wholly wonderful new novel.
©1995 W.P. Kinsella (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Major Carteret is the white owner of the biggest newspaper in Wellington, a racially segregated city in the post-Civil War South. Carteret, along with other powerful white men in Wellington, are outraged that an editorial published the town's black newspaper has questioned the justification for lynchings. As racial tension mounts, Carteret struggles on the domestic front. His wife and child are unwell and his niece, Clara, is courted by Tom Delamer, a lush aristocrat. Meanwhile, William Miller, a young black doctor, returns to hometown of Wellington to set up a practice. Everything comes to a head, however, when a white woman is murdered.
Public Domain (P)2014 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Getting involved with your brothers friend and employee is never a good idea, but after being dominated by Jake Donovan for one night, Nick Sawyer wants more. A Navy SEAL, Nicks been the alpha in every relationship hes ever had, but now finds himself craving to submit to Jake again. The problem is Jakes determined that will never happen. Thrown together to help a girl in danger, Nick starts breaking through Jakes defenses, but when things go awry, Jake must confront the ghosts from his past before he can ever think about a future. Nick just hopes that future includes him. The Trident Security series contains elements of the BDSM lifestyle, sensual romance, nail-biting suspense, and happily ever afters. The Trident Security series: Leather & Lace (Devon and Kristen) His Angel (Ian and Angie) Waiting for Him (Boomer and Kat) Not Negotiable: A Novella (Parker and Shelby) Topping the Alpha (Jake and Nick) Watching from the Shadows (Marco and Harper) Whiskey Tribute: A Novella (Curt and Dana) Tickle His Fancy (Brody and Fancy) Absolving His Sins (Carter and Jordyn) Option Number Three (Mitch, Tyler, and Tori) Salvaging His Soul (Jase and Brie) The audiobooks of the Trident Security Series can be listened to as stand-alones; however, for optimum enjoyment, they are best listened to in order.
©2015 Samantha A. Cole (P)2018 Samantha A. Cole
Glenn Holloway's predictable life ended the day he confessed his homosexuality to his family. As if that wasn't enough, he then poured salt in the wound by walking away from the ranch he'd grown up on, to open the restaurant he'd always dreamed of. Without support from his father and brother, and too proud to accept assistance from anyone else, he had to start from scratch. Over time things worked out. Glenn successfully built a strong business, created a new home, and forged a life he could be proud of. Despite his success, his estrangement from the Holloways is still a sore spot he can't quite heal, and a called-in favor becomes Glenn's worst nightmare. Caught in a promise, Glenn returns to his roots to deal with Rand Holloway and comes face-to-face with Mac Gentry, a man far too appealing for Glenn's own good. It could all lead to disaster - disaster for his tenuous reconnection with his family and for the desire he didn't know he held in his heart.
©2016 Mary Calmes (P)2017 Dreamspinner Press
Book four in the Sanctuary series Adam has a new assignment for Sanctuary. It means working with the man who did not trust him two years ago and destroyed their relationship. He still hates Lee, but Jake Callahan, boss of Sanctuary, does not give him a choice, insisting they need to get along for the good of the cross agency case. Lee wants desperately to understand why Adam betrayed the Bureau. He is still angry and disappointed, but the memory will not leave him alone. The Bullen case is the perfect cover to get back in his ex-lover's life, and he is determined to find out the truth. Against the backdrop of Sanctuary and the Bullen case, can they learn to understand and believe that not everything they thought was true was real?
©2017 Diane Fisher writing as RJ Scott (P)2017 RJ Scott
Unfazed by chaos and bad luck, Melvin Scott knows, "Some things a man must do himself. No matter how dumb that man is." His wife disagrees. In debt over his head, he learns that a penny will grow to more than $10,000,000 in 30 days if it doubles every day. He realizes that other things can grow that fast, too. Bacteria. Disease. Cures. Almost anything. Scott finds hope, and the adventures begin. The book opens with Scott believing he has found a formula for becoming a millionaire, perhaps in less than 30 days. There is a problem. Scott lives in total chaos with his wife and young children in a house that is falling apart. This is all on top of leaving the military to start over again. What follows is a roller-coaster ride of misadventures - both serious and hilarious. Scott's search for riches comes to a head when he meets a professional treasure hunter from Key West who has located one of Blackbeard's sunken ships in the marsh outside of Savannah, Georgia. Racing to join the treasure hunter, Scott stops in his tracks when he encounters the one person in the world who could keep him from finding the treasure.
©2018 Jeff Pearson (P)2020 Tantor
C. Vann Woodward, who died in 1999 at the age of 91, was America's most eminent Southern historian, the winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Mary Chestnut's Civil War and a Bancroft Prize for The Origins of the New South. Now, to honor his long and truly distinguished career, Oxford is pleased to publish this special commemorative edition of Woodward's most influential work, The Strange Career of Jim Crow. The Strange Career of Jim Crow is one of the great works of Southern history. Indeed, the book actually helped shape that history. Published in 1955, a year after the Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education ordered schools desegregated, Strange Career was cited so often to counter arguments for segregation that Martin Luther King, Jr. called it "the historical Bible of the civil rights movement." The book offers a clear and illuminating analysis of the history of Jim Crow laws, presenting evidence that segregation in the South dated only to the 1890s. Woodward convincingly shows that, even under slavery, the two races had not been divided as they were under the Jim Crow laws of the 1890s. In fact, during Reconstruction, there was considerable economic and political mixing of the races. The segregating of the races was a relative newcomer to the region. Hailed as one of the top 100 nonfiction works of the twentieth century, The Strange Career of Jim Crow has sold almost a million copies and remains, in the words of David Herbert Donald, "a landmark in the history of American race relations."
©2002 Oxford University Press Inc. Afterword © 2002 by William S. McFeely. (P)2014 Audible Inc.
Soon after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, abolitionists began to call for the creation of black regiments. At first, the South and most of the North responded with outrage; southerners promised to execute any black soldiers captured in battle, while many northerners claimed that blacks lacked the necessary courage. Meanwhile, Massachusetts, long the center of abolitionist fervor, launched one of the greatest experiments in American history. In Thunder at the Gates, Douglas R. Egerton chronicles the formation and battlefield triumphs of the 54th and 55th Massachusetts Infantry and the 5th Massachusetts Cavalry - regiments led by whites, but composed of black men born free or into slavery. He argues that the most important battles of all were won on the field of public opinion, for in fighting with distinction, the regiments realized the long-derided idea of full and equal citizenship for blacks. A stirring evocation of this transformative episode, Thunder at the Gates offers a riveting new perspective on the Civil War and its legacy.
©2016 Douglas R. Egerton (P)2016 Tantor
A social experiment (a scary but exciting concept): marry a total stranger, live together for six months, and journal everything. Feelings. Fights. All of it. After six months, we each get $50,000 in exchange for our journals, whether we stay married or not. But the goal is to commit to the experience and see if the relationship experts could put together the perfect matches. I have never been lucky in love. This was my chance to find my soulmate. I couldn't wait to meet the man the experts felt was perfect for me. My hopes were immediately dashed when I saw him at the altar. I married my worst nightmare. Right? Contains mature themes.
©2015 Carian Cole (P)2016 Tantor
On July 4, 1861, the schooner S. J. Waring set sail from New York on a routine voyage to South America. Seventeen days later it limped back into New York's harbor with the ship's black cook and steward at the helm. While the story of that ill-fated voyage is one of the most harrowing tales of captivity and survival on the high seas, it has been tragically lost to history. Now reclaiming William Tillman as the American hero he deserves to be, historian Brian McGinty takes listeners on a courageous journey that recounts how a free black man was able to recapture his commandeered ship from Confederate privateers, defy their efforts to make him a slave, and become an unlikely glimmer of hope for a disheartened Union army in the war-battered North. The Rest I Will Kill emerges as a thrilling yet historically significant work about race, patriotism, and personal heroism during the Civil War.
©2016 Brian McGinty (P)2016 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Life is full of moments. Big moments. Little moments. And none of them are inconsequential. Every single moment prepares you for that one instance that defines your life. You must overcome all your fears, confront the demons that chase you, and cleanse the poison that clings to your soul or you risk the chance of losing everything. Mine started the minute Rylee fell out of that damn storage closet. She made me feel. Made me whole when all I thought I could ever be was incomplete. Became the lifeline I never knew I needed. Hell yes, she's worth the fight - but how do you fight for someone you know you don't deserve? Colton has healed and completed me, stolen my heart, and made me realize our love's not predictable nor perfect-it's bent. And bent's okay. But when outside factors put our relationship to the test, what lengths will I have to go to prove to him that he's worth the fight? Whoever said love is patient and love is kind, never met the two of us. We know our love is worth it-have acknowledged that we were meant to be-but when our pasts crash into our future, will the repercussions make us stronger or break us apart?
©2014 K. Bromberg (P)2014 Tantor
Ricky Rice is a middling hustler with a lingering junk habit, a bum knee, and a haunted mind. A survivor of a suicide cult, he scrapes by as a porter at a bus depot in Utica, New York, until one day a mysterious letter arrives, summoning him to enlist in a band of paranormal investigators comprised of former addicts and petty criminals, all of whom had at some point in their wasted lives heard what may have been the voice of God. Infused with the wonder of a disquieting dream and laced with Victor LaValle's fiendish comic sensibility, Big Machine is a mind-rattling mystery about doubt, faith, and the monsters we carry within us.
©2009 Victor LaValle (P)2017 Tantor
Out of the dark comes a knight she least expects. Hes the Sergeant at Arms for the Dark Knights MC. He enforces the rules and gets his hands dirty. Shes the daughter of a biker. Property of another MC. Shes young. Hes not. Hes lived a life. Shes just finding her way. Shes a bad idea. A very bad idea. One which can quickly turn allies into rivals. One war is over, hes not ready to begin another. But the temptation might make it unavoidable. Note: While this interracial/age gap story can be listened to as a stand-alone, its best to listen to it after the Down & Dirty: Dirty Angels MC books to know the background of both the H and h. As with all my books, it doesn't have a cliffhanger and has an HEA.
©2020 Jeanne St. James (P)2021 Jeanne St. James
From the Montgomery bus boycott to the Little Rock Nine to the Selma-Montgomery march, thousands of ordinary people participated in the American civil rights movement; their stories are told in Eyes on the Prize. From leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr., to lesser-known figures such as Barbara Rose Johns and Jim Zwerg, each man and woman made the decision that something had to be done to stop discrimination. These moving accounts of the first decade of the civil rights movement are a tribute to the people, black and white, who took part in the fight for justice and the struggle they endured.
©2013 Blackside, Inc. (P)2018 Tantor
Chloe and Drake have soldiered through a heartbreaking love triangle and are finally within reach of their happily ever after. Unfortunately, their demons have come out of the dark with a vengeance, looking to destroy them. Chloe's abusive mother enters back into her life with an evil plot that sets off a chain of events no one could ever have anticipated. To add to their distress, a relentless, conniving ex reappears, determined to tear the couple apart by any means necessary. The extra strain pushes Chloe and Drake to the brink, bringing out their greatest weaknesses and putting them up against old but powerful addictions. The foundation on which their love was built is crumbling beneath them. What are they willing to give up in order to stay together?
©2013 K.A. Robinson (P)2014 Tantor
Lucky Tyler Holloway has never felt particularly lucky. Frankly, he's as regular as can be. He works construction with his brothers, loves his small-town life, and shares a close bond with his family, especially his grandmother. Okay, so maybe he has a few secrets in his closet, like his bisexuality...and that other thing he doesn't talk about... Grayson "Saint" St. Claire has it all: a dream job in LA, money, freedom. Saint doesn't do attachments, which is just the way he likes it. Still, he'd be lying if he didn't admit he missed his deceased parents, the only family he had...until he gets an email from some guy named Tyler, revealing the existence of a grandmother he's never met, prompting Saint to drop everything and drive across the country. Saint and Tyler couldn't be more different. Tyler dislikes Saint on sight, but there's something about Tyler that gets under Saint's skin. It's not until they get to know one another that everything begins to change for the better. But the Holloways and St. Claires have secrets, their pasts tied together in tragic ways. With the odds stacked against them, Saint and Tyler have to face the fact that love alone might not be enough.... Contains mature themes.
©2018 Riley Hart (P)2018 Tantor
According to Max Disher, an ambitious young black man in 1930s New York, someone of his race has only three alternatives: "Get out, get white, or get along." Incapable of getting out and unhappy with getting along, Max leaps at the remaining possibility. Thanks to a certain Dr. Junius Crookman and his mysterious process, Max and other eager clients develop bleached skin that permits them to enter previously forbidden territory. What they discover in white society, however, gives them second thoughts. This humorous work of speculative fiction was written by an unsung hero of African American literature. George S. Schuyler (1895-1977) wrote for black America's most influential newspaper, the Pittsburgh Courier, in addition to H. L. Mencken's The American Mercury, The Nation, and other publications. His biting satire not only debunks the myths of white supremacy and racial purity but also lampoons prominent leaders of the NAACP and the Harlem Renaissance. More than a historical curiosity, Schuyler's 1931 novel offers a hilarious take on the hypocrisy and demagoguery surrounding America's obsession with skin color.
Public Domain (P)2018 Tantor
She had longed for a taste of the wild and reckless. And Olivia Jeffries got her chance when she met a handsome stranger at a masquerade ball. The attraction was instant, the electricity...volatile. But days later, she discovered her new lover was none other than Reginald Westmoreland, her father's most-hated rival. She vowed to resist him further, but Reggie was relentless in his pursuit. He would stop at nothing - not even blackmail - to get Olivia back in his bed. Talk about sleeping with the enemy!
©2009 Brenda Jackson (P)2020 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Simone is a woman on a mission: Stop being boring, and fall in love. That's easier said than done with no prospects on the table...or under the table...or near the table. Her luck changes when fellow neighborhood business-owner Roman Taylor walks through the door of her flower shop. Roman is single, successful, and sexy - everything Simone is looking for to embark on a whirlwind summer romance with the potential to spark an everlasting love. But things are never as "perfect" as they seem, and Simone - and Roman - have to decide if they're willing to risk their hearts when things get a little messy in their pursuit of a crazy little thing called love
©2014 Christina C. Jones (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
Sometimes three is deliciously better than two. Raleigh McKean has borne witness to every conceivable way one person can take advantage of another. He sees it all the time in his job as a book publicist, especially working alongside his boss daughter. Everley Shannon would be amazing if she wasnt such a pain in his ass. All Raleigh wants is something real. But when the captivating stranger he agrees to go home with turns out to be Bruce Engle, the elusive rock star, its a harsh reminder that users are everywhere. Raleighs his route to a book deal, nothing more. What Raleigh doesnt realize is that the brooding musician is also searching for something real - and its possible hes already found it in Everleys arms. But is there room in those arms for one more? With Everleys own dream of getting out from under her fathers shadow crumbling into chaos, it feels like the perfect time to embrace something new. But when Raleighs insatiable attraction to both Everley and Bruce makes it impossible to keep his distance, theres only one obvious solution...assuming they can learn how to share. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance youre looking for with an HEA/HFN. Its a promise!
©2019 Holley Trent (P)2019 Harlequin Audio
Colton Donavan lived life in the fast lane, but it took Rylee Thomas to teach him what racing was all about - arrogant, rogue, broken, conceited, dirty-talking, rebel, egomaniacal, voodooed, bent, and reckless. You think you know him? Contains mature themes.
©2014 K. Bromberg (P)2014 Tantor
More than a year after leaving her unfaithful husband, Renee Mattison is ready to move on, but how can she move on from someone who refuses to let go? Lorenzo Higgs is handsome and magnetic, with a past that would send most women running, not to mention a little emotional baggage. Renee knows she should be afraid of Lorenzo, but the only thing that frightens her is the possibility of another broken heart. The two share an electric attraction and a smoldering chemistry, but will they learn to truly believe in each other enough to build a lasting love? Contains mature themes.
©2017 Alexandria House (P)2019 Tantor
An explosive election campaign sets off a dangerous crisis in the strange world of the Simes and Gens. Laneff Farris grew up believing she had not inherited any of the special talents or strengths of the Farris family mutation. Yet she did inherit the idealism, the aspiration to unite humanity. Through science, she has almost found a way. But a storm of politics complete with secret factions and frightful conspiracies sweeps her into an underworld where the line between Science and Magic blurs. Should she follow the gorgeous but enigmatic man who rescues her from a mob and the law? Should she turn back to the masterful, charismatic man she had once trusted? Or should she forge out into a new direction and take humanity with her?
©1984 Jacqueline Lichtenberg (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Young Savannah Dubrinsky was a mistress of illusion, a world-famous magician capable of mesmerizing millions. But there was one - Gregori, the Dark One - who held her in terrifying thrall. Whose cold silver eyes and heated sensuality sent shivers of danger, of desire, down her slender spine. With a dark magic all his own, Gregori - the implacable hunter, the legendary healer, the most powerful of Carpathian males - whispered in Savannah's mind that he was her destiny. That she had been born to save his immortal soul. And now, here in New Orleans, the hour had finally come to claim her. To make her completely his. In a ritual as old as time...and as inescapable as eternity.
©2000 Christine Feehan (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers
Tempted by His Target Cookbook author Holly Llewellyn is the last person who should be labeled an enemy of the state - or is she? After all, her brother is a missing traitor, and with her ties to the president, the Secret Service isnt taking chances. So they send in Agent David Goddard undercover. After one glance, David knows Holly isnt just an assignment - shes a woman wholl change his life. But couldnt her blue eyes, blond hair, and girl-next-door smile be the perfect cover...for espionage? Yet David cant stop himself from loving the woman he was sent to destroy. But hell have to keep her safe from the enemy that will remain hidden until they can strike.... Free Bonus Story Included in This Volume! Tall, Dark...Westmoreland! by New York Times best-selling author Brenda Jackson When Olivia Jeffries meets a handsome stranger at a masquerade ball, the attraction is electric. But when she discovers he is Reginald Westmoreland, her fathers most hated rival and political opponent, she vows to resist him. However, it seems Reggie has other plans in mind.... Previously published.
©2018 Harlequin Books, S.A. (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
A classic Westmoreland novel from New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Brenda Jackson. Women call him "the perfect storm", and Jayla Cole knows that Atlanta fire chief Storm Westmoreland lives up to his devastating reputation. A business trip to New Orleans sparks a chance reunion and a scorching, five-alarm weekend. But Jayla has already made plans for a child of her own - and a man famous for blazing affairs that burn out quickly doesnt figure into it. Now, Storm has one chance to prove that together they have the makings of a perfect family.
©2017 Brenda Jackson (P)2020 Harlequin Audio
Take two defense attorneys, add one troubled NFL QB who needs them, and what do you get? A threesome of hot, sexy conflict. Gryff Ward made a serious mistake when he hired the hot-as-hell defense attorney Rayne Jordan as an associate in his high-profile legal firm, even though shes one of the best. Now hes struggling to keep it professional, especially when she insists on calling him Boss. Raynes been attracted to the firm's top attorney ever since her interview. And shes well aware that calling the conservative man Boss drives him crazy...in a very good way. Add Trey Holloway, their newest client, a troubled NFL quarterback, into the mix. Tension arises when its clear that both Gryff and Trey want Rayne, and Gryff is willing to fight for her. However, Trey doesnt hide the fact that he wants Gryff, too. Now Gryffs having a hard time fighting not only his attraction to Rayne but to another man. Even though he stubbornly refuses to admit his deepest, darkest desires. Then Rayne takes control. Shes determined to have them both in not only her bed but her life, and she wont give up until she does. Note: This book in the series can be listened to as stand-alone. It includes an HEA ending. It is intended for audiences over 18 years of age since it includes explicit sexual scenes between all three characters.
©2017 Jeanne St. James (P)2019 Jeanne St. James
Ian Silverstein returns to the magical land of the Hidden Ways in search of some of the "Brisingamen" gems that can shape or destroy the universe - and to keep them out of the hands of the likes of the trickster god Loki. Many surprises ensue, and Ian must make some tough choices and survive the deadly intrigues of the powerful lords in Tir Na Nog. Sorcery and swordplay as well as psychological depth are present in this series that Booklist called an "excellent and intelligent fantasy adventure".
©1998 Joel Rosenberg (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
The last thing Alex Shepherd expects is to be attracted to his new boss, hotel-mogul Scout Turner. Being the mans personal assistant means spending long hours with him in both public and private settings. The public side of things Alex can deal with. The private? Not so much. Knowing Scout had fired his last PA for being a jealous stalker, Alex is doing his best to hide his growing feelings for the man and maintain his professionalism. That is until Scout makes an unexpected confession that changes everything. Will Alex lose the job of his dreams or gain the love of his life? Scout is the first book in a steamy new M/M romance novella series by Dallas James. It contains low angst and high heat with a guaranteed HEA. Each book is a stand-alone, but they are best heard in order.
©2020 Dallas James (P)2020 Dallas James
Johnnies: Book Three Evan Costa learned from a very early age that there was no such thing as unconditional love and that it was better to settle for what you could get instead of expecting the world to give you what you need. As Ethan, porn model for Johnnies, he gets exactly what he wants - comradeship and physical contact on trade -and he is perfectly satisfied with that. He's sure of it. Jonah Stevens has spent most of his adult life helping to care for his sister and trying to keep his beleaguered family from fraying at the edges. He's had very little time to work on his confidence or his body for that matter. When Jonah meets Ethan, he doesn't see the hurt child or the shamelessly slutty porn star. He sees a funny, sexy, confident man who-against the odds-seems to like Jonah in spite of his very ordinary, but difficult, life. Sensing a kindred spirit and a common interest, Ethan thinks a platonic friendship with Jonah won't violate his fair trade rules of sex and touch, but Jonah has different ideas. Ethan's pretty sure his choice of jobs has stripped away all hope of a real relationship, but Jonah wants the whole package-the sexy man, the vulnerable boy, the charming companion who works so hard to make other people happy. Jonah wants to prove that underneath the damage Ethan has lived with all his life, he's still gold with promise and the ability to love.
©2013 Amy Lane (P)2014 Dreamspinner Press
Winner of a 2019 Ripped Bodice Award for Excellence in Romance Herrera serves up high heat, serious social commentary, and laughs in perfect measure. (Book Riot) Adriana Herrera writes family - all kinds of family - better than anyone else writing today. American Love Story is a sweet and sexy slow burn and I devoured it. (Cat Sebastian, author of The Soldiers Scoundrel) Herrera continues to prove that she is a fresh voice ushering in the kind of inclusive storytelling this genre so desperately needs. (RITA Award-winning author Kennedy Ryan) No one should have to choose between love and justice. Haitian-born professor and activist Patrice Denis is not here for anything that will veer him off the path hes worked so hard for. One particularly dangerous distraction: Easton Archer, the assistant district attorney who last summer gave Patrice some of the most intense nights of his life and still makes him all but forget theyre from two completely different worlds. All-around golden boy Easton forged his own path to success, choosing public service over the comforts of his familys wealth. With local law enforcement unfairly targeting young men of color, and his career - and conscience - on the line, now is hardly the time to be thirsting after Patrice again. Even if their nights together have turned into so much more. For the first time, Patrice is tempted to open up and embrace the happiness hes always denied himself. But as tensions between the community and the sheriffs office grow by the day, Eastons personal and professional lives collide. And when the issue at hand hits closer to home than either could imagine, theyll have to work to forge a path forward...together. Dreamers: American Dreamer American Fairytale American Love Story American Sweethearts American Christmas
©2019 Adriana Herrera (P)2019 HarperAudio
Federal Agent Lucas Beaumont has an agenda - get himself assigned to the case of the apparent serial murders at Lancaster Falls, find out who the murderer is, and then lay the ghosts that haunt his grandfather to rest. In the midst of a horrific murder investigation, the only peace he gets is from simple moments in a warm kitchen, talking to hotel owner, Josh. Attraction to the easygoing man is something he didn't expect; in doing so, he opens himself to hurt, but at the same time, he begins to fall in love. Josh is struggling to keep the Falls Hotel, even with every cent he has invested in its upkeep. The one thing keeping him above water is the not entirely legal work he does on the side - a steady income that not even his son knows about. When the FBI takes over his hotel for the duration of the Hell's Gate serial killer case, Josh is faced with the real possibility that Lucas will not only discover his secret but also steal his heart. When tragedy hits Josh and his son, and when it seems all hope is lost, can Lucas rescue them both? Contains mature themes.
©2020 RJ Scott (P)2020 Tantor
The club comes first. I've lived by those words my whole life - assumed I'd die by them, too, and I never had a problem with that. My Reaper brothers took my back and I took theirs, and it was enough. Then I met her. Tinker Garrett. She's beautiful, she's loyal, and she works so damned hard it scares me sometimes. She deserves a good man - one better than me. I can't take of her yet, because the club still needs me. There's another woman, another job, another fight just ahead. Now she'll learn I've been lying to her all along. None of it's real. Not my name, not my job, not even the clothes I wear. She thinks I'm nice. She pretends we're just friends, that I've still got a soul. Mine's been dead for years. Now I'm on fire for this woman, and a man can only burn for so long before he destroys everything around him. I'm coming for you, Tinker. Soon.
©2016 Joanna Wylde (P)2016 Tantor
Against the backdrop of 20 half-naked models on DD land, and in the midst of fighting the oil establishment that just won't give Riley a chance, Texas Heat is the story of one hot summer in Texas with a Gay Rodeo, humor, angst, and a love between two men that just grows stronger every day. Jack hires Robbie, a man recovering from a great loss, to be his right hand man. Meanwhile, Riley's mischievous photographer friend, Eli, decides the DD is the perfect backdrop for a cowboy themed model shoot. Eli has secrets not even Riley knows about but despite what he is hiding he falls in lust with Robbie at first sight. Everyone except Robbie can see how perfect Eli would be for him. What happens when secrets spill and lies are discovered? And just how far will Riley and Jack go to play matchmaker?
©2011 RJ Scott (P)2017 Fisher
Fallon is the definition of a woman with her ish together. Flourishing business, a home of her own in a new city, a relationship on the verge of marriage, and the opportunity to create a life that looks exactly as she wants it. Shes ready, and willing, to embark on a new adventure. She just didnt expect to have to do it on her own. Business is great, but the home? A total mess. The relationship? Dead in the water. The new adventure? Looking more like a disaster. Until Sean. With their shared track record of betrayal and broken hearts, it may be better to stay away, but neither of them can resist. Even their contentious first meeting cant hide the spark of attraction, and that spark leads to a deeper involvement than either of them is sure theyre ready for. But love doesnt wait until youre ready - it blooms in its own time. Thats just the way love goes.
©2015 Christina C. Jones (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
They said I was a bad idea. Poor. Violent. Criminal. They said I'd amount to nothing, and I believed them, too. Until I met her. Layla Barros saved me from my worst, but to do that, she lost the best herself. Now it's my turn to bring her back to life. If only I can figure out how to do it. I'll do anything to protect the chance we finally have together. I'll follow her to the other side of the word: Brazil. Cuba. You name it. But how can I be her true north when I'm still finding my direction, too? Because sometimes your worst demons are those closest to you. And sometimes getting rid of them isn't a choice at all. Contains mature themes.
©2018 Raglan Press (P)2019 Tantor
Casey Alexander grew up part of the Ravage Motorcycle Club family since the day she was abandoned by her mother and thrown into her father's lap. Always seeing herself as an outsider, she spent her whole life trying to fit in but never really succeeding. When she loses her beloved father, the utter aloneness engulfs her, leaving her searching for solace in the one man she's always craved. Gage Thomas (G. T.) Gavelson fell in love with his Angel when he was just a pint-sized kid. Both beautiful and smart, he always felt that she deserved so much better than him. Growing up beside her in the club only continued to test his will power, until one night he gave into temptation. Realizing that he couldn't allow himself to hold her back from the life she deserved, he pushed her away. When a tragic shootout occurs, everything changes as once again Casey and G. T.'s lives are intermingled. When you find your way back to the one person you are meant to be with, forgiveness should be easy. But sometimes, we hurt each other too much to ever be able to forgive. Is their love strong enough to heal their pain?
©2014 Ryan Michele (P)2016 Tantor
Shes devoted to her daughters. Years ago, when her cheating husband left, Ella Brooks realized how much shed changed and wasnt sure how to get back to the woman she used to be. When she meets Tyrone Evers, the last thing shes looking for is another relationship, but it turns out that the police detective is just too tempting to resist. Hes devoted to his job. Tyrone meets Ella when hes investigating a break in at her home but ends up paying more attention to the wealthy socialites case, and her than normal. After his wife cheated on him, hes not looking for romance, hes not looking for commitment, and hes definitely not looking for love. But you dont have to be looking for any of those things for them to find you. And when life gives you a second chance, do you take it or run for cover?
©2018 Delaney Diamond (P)2020 Delaney Diamond
Xander Karcek has only wanted two things in his life: Christian Edwards and basketballthe man he loves and the game that let him escape a childhood hed rather forget. His two obsessions have served him well. He and Chris beat the odds and stayed together through high school, college, and right on to the NBA. But life under fames microscope isnt easy, especially when two men are pretending to be frat-buddies so the world doesnt know theyre the next best thing to married. Their relationship survives the sacrifices they make and the lies they tell to stay together, but when their secret is exposed, the fallout might destroy them when nothing else could. Chris and basketball are the two things holding Xander together. Now the world is asking Xander to make a choice. Is there an option that includes a future with the man he loves?
©2011 Amy Lane (P)2012 Amy Lane
Joey Sutherland has found a home with Geoff Laughton and his partner, Eli, living and working at the farm that has become a refuge after a motorcycle accident left him with a scarred face and a lot of insecurities. When Geoffs aunt Mari convinces them to take in a musician from the National Youth Symphony, Joey is reluctantly roped into picking him up, already anticipating the disgust hell see on the mans face. But Robert Edward Jameson surprises him: hes outgoing and friendly; hes willing to try just about anything around the farm; and hes blind, which goes a long way toward easing Joeys nerves. Joey and Robbie become inseparable and discover the beginnings of love. But summer is coming to an end, and Robbie will be returning to his home in Mississippi, where his family and servants see to everything he could want or need. Joey can only hope Robbie will take a chance on love and escape the boundaries that have shaped his sightless life.
©2010 Andrew Grey (P)2011 Andrew Grey
S'bren doesn't realize what a mess he's stepping in when he steals me away. He just wants to resonate. Sweet, right? But his methods are all wrong and resonance doesn't look as if it's happening anytime soon for either of us. So I'm going to use this time away from the camp as an opportunity. We're going to go exploring and not return to the beach camp until I'm good and ready. It's one part punishment for him - being my guide - and one part adventure for me. We'll have fun, swing from some vines in the fruit cave, and then return to Icehome when we're good and ready. What's not part of the plan? Falling in love. Matters of the heart are tricky when the khui gets the final say...and mine is totally silent. Contains mature themes.
©2019 Ruby Dixon (P)2020 Tantor
Benjamin Church came to the Grange Hall expecting to meet someone else, but then the girl in the red dress looked across the dance floor and smiled.... Passing Through Perfect is a heart-wrenching Southern family saga that starts on the night Benjamin falls madly in love with Delia. Once he tastes the sweetness of her kiss, he envisions them spending the rest of their life together. He doesn't stop to consider that her daddy is a learned Pastor, and her mama a woman with a college degree; he knows only that she sets his heart to racing. When he touches his mouth to hers he forgets the hardships of being a sharecropper, forgets what is like to work from dawn 'til dark, and forgets that nothing in Grinder's Corner ever really changes. Benjamin's only thoughts are about lying together every night, sitting side by side on the front porch, and raising a family. Yes, he knew there'd be heartaches, it was to be expected; but he never imagined such a tragedy would befall their family.
©2015 Bette Lee Crosby (P)2018 Tantor
Chase Summers: Golden boy. Beautiful girlfriend, good friends, and a promising future. Nobody knows the real Chase. Chase Summers has a razor blade to his wrist and the smell of his lover's goodbye clinging to his skin. He has a door in his heart so frightening he'd rather die than open it, and the lies he's used to block it shut are thinning with every forbidden touch. Chase has spent his entire life unraveling, and his decision to set his sexuality free in secret has only torn his mind apart faster. Chase has one chance for true love and salvation. He may have met Tommy Halloran in the world of gay-for-pay-where the number of lovers doesn't matter as long as the come-shot's good-but if he wants the healing that Tommy's love has to offer, he'll need the courage to leave the shadows for the sunlight. That may be too much to ask from a man who's spent his entire life hiding his true self. Chase knows all too well that the only things thriving in a heart's darkness are the bitter personal demons that love to watch us bleed.
©2012 Amy Lane (P)2014 Dreamspinner Press
Small-town gossip never much bothered Olivia Westerly. As a single career woman, she's weathered her share. It's easy to ignore the raised eyebrows over her late-in-life marriage to Charlie Doyle. But after he drops dead on their honeymoon, the whispers are salt on her raw grief. Especially when an orphaned, 11-year-old-boy shows up on her doorstep, looking for the grandfather he never met. Behind Ethan Allen Doyle's wary blue eyes lie heavily guarded emotions that unexpectedly tug on Olivia's heart, and she finds herself wanting to win his trust. But when his murderous secret comes looking for him, the entire town embraces the lonely widow and desperate child to show its true heart when danger threatens one of its own.
©2011 Bette Lee Crosby (P)2018 Tantor
Ten years ago David Worral had plans to go to college and the potential for a beautiful future in front of him. One tragic accident later, he fled to California and reinvented himself as Dex, top porn model of Johnnies. Dex's life is a tangled mess now, but the guys he works with only see the man who makes them believe even porn stars can lead normal lives. When Kane, one of Dex's coworkers, gets kicked out of his house, the least Dex can do is give him a place to stay. Kane may be a hyperactive muscle-bound psycho, but he's also a really nice guy. What could be the harm? Except nothing is simple - not sex, not love, and not the goofy kid with the big dick and bigger heart who moves his life into Dex's guest room. When they start negotiating fractured pasts and broken friends, Dex wonders if Kane's honest nature can untangle the sadness that stalled his once - promising future. With Kane by his side, Dex just might be able to reclaim the boy he once was - and if he can do that, he can give Kane the home and the family he deserves.
©2012 Amy Lane (P)2014 Dreamspinner Press
Donnie's crush on his sister's roommate Alejandro has gone beyond childhood dreams - and it's driving Donnie insane! So when Donnie gets a chance to house-sit for his sister and Yandro, Donnie doesn't feel alone. He's got all his vivid fantasies to keep him company! Can a little dumb luck - and a little help from a magical homemade gift - help Donnie's fantasies come true?
©2012 Amy Lane (P)2014 Dreamspinner Press
Beckett Jamieson discovers he is adopted when a lawyer hands him a letter from his mother on his 21st birthday. His real name is Robert Bullen, but the Bullen family is involved in criminal activity of the worst kind. He decides to bring them down but ends up badly beaten and temporarily blinded. A Sanctuary agent takes him to a safe house to heal. Doctor Kayden Summers, Sanctuary operative, is not happy about being stuck in the middle of nowhere with an unconscious man. When Beckett wakes, the situation goes from bad to worse. Beckett does not trust him, is as determined as ever to find the evidence his mother hid, and on top of all that, Kayden finds himself attracted to the determined young man. Can they overcome their issues and eliminate the threat from the Bullen brothers?
©2013 RJ Scott (P)2015 RJ Scott
Lennox "Nox" Cruz can't turn his back. No matter the collateral damage, he can't walk away. He simply isn't that kind of man. Carsyn Devero is in too deep. The skeletons in her closet come out daily to remind her of the past she can't escape. A chance encounter brings a boy who is now a man back into her world. As much as she knows she needs to walk away, Nox won't let her. She's stuck and doesn't want to drag him down into her storm. He's relentless and refuses to let her fall. They're bound by the wreckage, only holding onto hope no one else will go down with them. With Ravage MC at his back, will they find their way out to a future together? Contains mature themes.
©2018 Ryan Michele (P)2018 Tantor
When 26-year-old Reese accepts a position as a grad assistant, she has no idea an unpleasant encounter with a student will lead to the discovery of what she calls "the trifecta": fine, intellectual, and a little bit rude - three qualities she finds irresistible in a man. She has no intention of doing anything with that discovery - nothing long term, at least. But everybody knows what happens to best laid plans. Jason is a grown man. Twenty-eight years old, seasoned, and scarred by his real-life experience in the world, he's at Blakewood State University to finish his degree and move on. The last thing he's interested in is the female population on campus...but sexy, infuriating Reese might be a notable exception. This isn't a story of opposites attract. More like counterparts clash. Neither of them is afraid to do battle, and neither is willing to back down. Love and war, win or lose...somebody's gonna end up getting schooled. Contains mature themes.
©2016 Christina C. Jones (P)2019 Tantor
From award-winning author Adriana Herrera comes a novel hailed as one of Entertainment Weeklys 10 Best Romance Novels of 2019 and a Today Show Hot Summer Read. A fresh and vital new voice in romance. (Entertainment Weekly) [Adriana Herrera] is writing some of my favorite Afro-Latinx characters and giving us beautiful love stories along the way. (New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth Acevedo) [Herrera] excels at creating the kind of rich emotional connections between her protagonists that romance readers will find irresistible. (Booklist, starred review) No one ever said big dreams come easy. For Nesto Vasquez, moving his Afro-Caribbean food truck from New York City to the wilds of Upstate New York is a huge gamble. If it works? Hell be a big fish in a little pond. If it doesnt? Hell have to give up the hustle and return to the day job he hates. Hes got six months to make it happen - the last thing he needs is a distraction. Jude Fuller is proud of the life hes built on the banks of Cayuga Lake. He has a job he loves and good friends. Its safe. Its quiet. And its damn lonely. Until he tries Ithacas most-talked-about new lunch spot and works up the courage to flirt with the handsome owner. Soon he cant get enough - of Nestos food or of Nesto. For the first time in his life, Jude can finally taste the kind of happiness thats always been just out of reach. An opportunity too good to pass up could mean a way to stay together and an incredible future for them both...if Nesto can remember happiness isnt always measured by business success. And if Jude can overcome his past and trust his man will never let him down. Dreamers: American Dreamer American Fairytale American Love Story American Sweethearts American Christmas
©2019 Adriana Herrera (P)2019 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
All Devyn wants - besides a tall, fine husband and eventually a few babies to fulfill her "about to turn thirty, running out of time, cute black family" dreams - is to finish her yearlong internship at University Hospital. She's excited about the experience, eager to learn, glad to help wherever she can...it should be easy, right? Well, it would be...if it weren't for arrogant, know-it-all, always-got-something-to-say Dr. Joseph Wright. Devyn can't stand him, and if his attitude is any indication, the feeling is mutual...or is it? Joseph doesn't "do" doctors. Or nurses. Or patients. Or anybody else who has anything to do with the hospital, for that matter. University Hospital has infiltrated enough of his life, and the last thing he needs is a blurring of the lines between professional and private. ...Until smart, sexy, sassy Nurse Devyn Echols comes along, and stomps all over those lines. When you're pulling doubles with the person you hate to want so bad...something is bound to ignite. Contains mature themes.
©2016 Christina C. Jones (P)2019 Tantor
Crime is a rarity in the small town of Wyattsville, so when one occurs it is headline news. Grocery store owner Sidney Klaussner, shot in the course of the robbery, is lying in the hospital unconscious. In the room across from him the young man assumed to be the shooter. Although no one knows the truth of what happened inside that store, Sidney's wife is determined to see the boy punished. The lad's only hope is his sister Jubilee. She knows whey he was there but is anyone going to believe a seven-year-old?
©2013 Bette Lee Crosby (P)2018 Tantor
It wasn't soft/It wasn't black/It wasn't sweet/It wasn't white/It was swing. Brought together by the love of playing jazz music, Teddy Wilson and Benny Goodman broke the color barrier in entertainment when they formed the Benny Goodman Trio with Gene Krupa. This lush and lyrical audiobook tells the story of how two musical prodigies from very different backgrounds - one a young black boy growing up in Tuskegee, Alabama, the other the son of struggling Russian-Jewish immigrants from the West Side of Chicago - were brought together by their love of music, and helped create the jazz style known as swing.
©2014 Lesa Cline-Ransome (P)2014 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Raine Baumer is living the party life in Chicago, indulging in short relationships with little emotional commitment. But after hes severely injured in a gay bashing, close friend Geoff arrives to take him to the country to recuperate. There, Geoff and his partner, Eli, treat him like part of the family, and Raine meets Jonah, Elis brother, who is exploring life in the world outside his Amish community. Jonah and Raines mutual attraction draws them together, but they may not have a chance to explore it. Jonahs father is making ultimatums, and the police believe that the attack on Raine may not have been as random as it initially appeared. Raine and Jonah will have to face what they fear most in order to have any chance at a life together.
©2010 Andrew Grey (P)2011 Andrew Grey
Award-winning author Adriana Herrera delivers hot romance and social justice in equal measure in this sexy contemporary read. Inclusive, optimistic, and scorching, this romance sends the series out on a high note. (Publishers Weekly, starred review) This entire series has been so joyful, a breathtaking celebration of love and family amid tight-knit immigrant and Latinx communities. American Sweethearts is the most delicious conclusion to all that. (Entertainment Weekly) Juan Pablo Campos doesn't do regrets. He's living the dream as a physical therapist with his beloved New York Yankees. He has the best friends and family in the world and simply no time to dwell on what couldve been. Except when it comes to Priscilla, the childhood friend he's loved for what seems like forever. New York City police detective Priscilla Gutierrez has never been afraid to go after what she wants. Second guessing herself isn't a thing she does. But lately, the once-clear vision she had for herself - her career, her relationships, her life - is no longer what she wants. What she especially doesn't want is to be stuck on a private jet to the Dominican Republic with JuanPa, the one person who knows her better than anyone else.By the end of a single week in paradise, the love/hate thing JuanPa and Pris have been doing for 16 years has risen to epic proportions. No one can argue their connection is still there. And they can both finally admit - if only to themselves - they've always been a perfect match. The future they dreamed of together is still within reach...if they can just accept each other as they are. Dreamers: Book one: American Dreamer Book two: American Fairytale Book three: American Love Story Book four: American Sweethearts Book five: American Christmas
©2020 Adriana Herrera (P)2020 HarperAudio
He was dark. So dark, she couldnt keep her gaze from him.... When Paige Reed spots a man across the room at a party, shes fascinated and decides she wants him in her bed. Fortunately, her husband, Connor, doesnt mind. Hes attracted to the powerful man too. Always bi-curious, the right opportunity has never presented itself to Connor Morgan. Until now. He doesnt mind bringing another man into their marriage as long as it doesnt drive a wedge between him and Paige. Former NFL player, Graedon Ward likes to be in control. Hes more than pleased with Paige's obvious interest. However, she makes it quite clear: it's a package deal. If he wants her, he has to take on her husband too, and past experience has taught him thats a dangerous road to travel. The chemistry between the three is explosive, but its Graes desire to share the same level of intimacy he sees between Paige and Conner that puts real pressure on the threesome. And it may cause it all to crash and burn. Note: This book in the series can be listened to as stand-alone. It includes an HEA ending. It is intended for audiences over 18 years of age since it includes light BDSM as well as explicit sexual scenes between all three characters.
©2017 Jeanne St. James (P)2019 Jeanne St. James
Sometimes a knight in shining armor wears a Stetson Seven years ago, as a young cop, Darius Franklin saved a vulnerable woman from a violent situation. They shared one night of pure passion before she walked away. Now Darius is a wealthy rancher and security contractor working at a women's shelter. And he's shocked to meet the new social worker: Summer Martindale, a beautiful damsel no longer in distress. Darius has never been able to forget that night - or forgive Summer for the pain she caused him when she left. And he's suspicious of why she's suddenly in his part of Texas. But neither can deny the desire still crackling between them. When Summer's life is once again threatened, Darius knows he can protect her only if he stays very close to her....
©2009 Harlequin Books S.A. (P)2015 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
Welcome to a mesmerizing world where vampires hide among humans. This centuries-old species has its own rules, code of conduct, and taboos. Only the FBI knows that vampires exist, and although the Bureau agrees to keep their secret, it also plots to give humans the upper hand. Turning mortals into vampires is forbidden, but there are creatures who refuse to play by the rules. Ever since he was turned, FBI special agent Ty Duncan has had one mission: bring rogue vampires to justice. As a recruiter for Belladonna, a shadow agency formed to keep vampires in check, Ty must tap Ana Martin, a troubled ex-gang member and one of the few mortals who can infiltrate places that his kind and the law cannot. From their first encounter, Ty fights a hunger to make Ana his own. When Ty claims to have information about Ana's missing sister, Ana has no choice but to trust this captivating stranger who awakens her deepest desires. But as she and Ty climb the heights of pleasure and passion, an enemy is conspiring to destroy them both. Can Ana help Ty find his humanity in a love that could heal them both? Or will their passion lead them into a darkness impossible to escape?
©2014 Virna DePaul (P)2014 Tantor
An unstoppable Alpha. A sassy Omega. And the battle for the throne. My favorite kill is Alpha Regha. Second favorite doesnt exist - nothing and nobody else is a fair fight. I havent had one of those in too long as I lead my Warlords far and wide in pursuit of the imposter. So far, hes eluded me, leaving me frustrated, moody as hell, and spoiling for battle. In this snow-covered border village, I sense no enemy. Only a dozen girls hiding in a barn - as they should. One of them is Rickie Lee, an Omega I instantly rename Kiki. She hates that. Too bad. Theres something different about Kiki, and its not just the sass that makes me laugh - or want to apply discipline. The imposter brands his assets, and she's his. This is my last chance to destroy the enemy of the Regha crown. And if I can't eliminate the enemy's asset, I will conquer it. Kiki is mine. Final book in the Hordesman series. Enjoy, and thank you.
©2020 Milana Jacks (P)2021 Milana Jacks
Sometimes Riley and Jack have to be the ones to fight other people's battles and stand up for what is right. With the life-changing prospect of a yes vote from SCOTUS on the issue of same-sex marriage, Riley and Jack realize they have decisions to make. Add in some distressing family news and the very real possibility that old secrets may resurface, and this audiobook in the Texas series pulls together as many threads as the boys can manage to handle. But through all the ups and the downs, children, family events, laughter, and tears, there is nothing as special as the forever love between these two men.
©2016 RJ Scott (P)2018 RJ Scott
Jack is focusing on building an equine therapy school for children with special needs and works hard alongside his normal horse training and breeding program. He and Riley have settled into a softer, quieter kind of family life, but that doesn't stop them using the barn with the door to the fullest! But the lull comes before the storm. Riley and his new assistant travel to Laredo, and across the border into Neuvo Laredo as part of an exploratory team and things very quickly go to hell. Riley is caught in some serious Cartel problems and suddenly everything Jack holds dear is threatened.
©2013 RJ Scott (P)2018 RJ Scott
Colton stole my heart. He wasn't supposed to, and I sure as hell didn't want him to, but he crashed into my life, ignited feelings within me that I thought had died forever, and fueled a passion that I never knew could exist. Rylee fell out of that damn storage closet and into my life. Now I don't think I'll ever be the same. She's seen glimpses of the darkness within me, and yet she's still here. Still fighting for me. She is without a doubt the saint and I am most definitely the sinner. He steals my breath, stops my heart, and brings me back to life again all in a split second of time. But how can I love a man who won't let me in? Who continually pushes me away to prevent me from seeing the damaged secrets in his past? My heart has fallen, but patience and forgiveness can only go so far. How can I desire a woman who unnerves me, defies me, and forces me to see that in the deep, black abyss of my soul there's someone worthy of her love? A place and person I swore I'd never be again. Her selfless heart and sexy body deserve so much more than I'll ever be capable of giving her. I know I can't be what she needs, so why can't I just let her go? We are driven by need and fueled with desire, but is that enough for us to crash into love?
©2013 K. Bromberg (P)2014 Tantor
Tina Chen just wants a degree and a job, so her parents never have to worry about making rent again. She has no time for Blake Reynolds, the sexy billionaire who stands to inherit Cyclone Systems. But when he makes an offhand comment about what it means to be poor, she loses her cool and tells him he couldn't last a month living her life. To her shock, Blake offers her a trade. She'll get his income, his house, his car. In exchange, he'll work her hours and send money home to her family. No expectations; no future obligations. But before long, they're trading not just lives, but secrets, kisses, and heated nights together. No expectations might break Tina's heart...but Blake's secrets could ruin her life.
©2015 Courtney Milan (P)2016 Courtney Milan
From award-winning author Adriana Herrera comes a heartwarming - and seriously hot - contemporary romance in her highly acclaimed Dreamers series. Herrera delivers an emotionally resonant, sensually charged second Dreamers contemporary (after American Dreamer) that will knock readers socks off. (Publishers Weekly, starred review) American Fairytale is nothing short of magical. (Book Riot, a Best Books of 2019 pick) A fresh and vital new voice in romance. (Entertainment Weekly) Fairy-tale endings dont just happen; they have to be fought for. New York City social worker Camilo Santiago Briggs grew up surrounded by survivors who taught him to never rely on anything you didnt earn yourself. Hes always dreamt of his own happily ever after, but he lives in the real world. Men who seem too good to be true...usually are. And Milo never ever mixes business with pleasure...until the mysterious man with whom he had an unforgettable hookup turns out to be the wealthy donor behind his agencys new, next-level funding. Thomas Hughes built a billion-dollar business from nothing: He knows what he wants and isnt shy about going after it. When the enthralling stranger who blew his mind at a black-tie gala reappears, Toms more than ready to be his Prince Charming. Showering Milo with the very best of everything is how Tom shows his affection. Trouble is, Milos not interested in any of it. The only thing Milo wants is Tom. Fairy-tale endings take work as well as love. For Milo, that means learning to let someone take care of him for a change. And for Tom, its figuring out that real love is the one thing you cant buy. Dreamers: American Dreamer American Fairytale American Love Story American Sweethearts American Christmas
©2019 Adriana Herrera (P)2019 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
When Hayley arrived on the steps of the D, Riley and Jack knew life would never be the same. Told through Riley and Jacks eyes, this is 10 years in the life of their family and watching Hayley grow up, fall in love, and start her own life. Hurricanes, illness, babies, happiness, sadness, work, play, the barn, the office, horses, friends, enemies, and above all, love. A gift for every single listener who needed to know what happened next to Jack and Riley....
©2017 RJ Scott (P)2019 RJ Scott
Book one in the Turning Point series. Matthew Elliot is one of LAs best detectives. Hes been labeled the golden boy of the Fab Four: a team of four detectives whove closed down drug-rings all over the city. Hes smart, tough and exceptionally good at his job. Hes also a closeted gay man. Enter Kira Takeo Franco, the new boxing coach at the gym. Matthew cant deny his immediate attraction to the man his fellow cops know as Frankie. But in allowing himself to fall in love with a man known to his colleagues, Matthew risks outing them both. Matt and Kira work to keep their relationship and private lives hidden from Matts very public life, fearing it would be detrimental to their careers. But its not the other cops who Matthew should be worried about finding out his deepest, darkest secret.... Its the bad guys. Third edition - has new cover and has been re-edited, though no new content has been added.
©2016 NR Walker (P)2018 NR Walker
Jack and Riley Campbell-Hayes begin a journey that will change their lives forever. Set against the backdrop of the Double D, the cast of the Texas audiobooks face changes that won't leave a single one of them untouched. Jack and Riley want to extend their small family of three. Their first choice is surrogacy with Jack as the father, and when all this begins smoothly both men can't help but contemplate at what point would things go wrong. After all, their lives are far from normal, and nothing is ever smooth. Add a small four-year-old boy in foster care into the mix, and suddenly things become a whole lot more complicated.
©2013 RJ Scott (P)2017 RJ Scott
My name is Sevin. Homeschooled and sheltered by my ultra-religious family, I was always taught that lust was a sin. Elle was the girl who'd been carefully chosen for me. After a long-distance courtship, I'd be moving into her family's guest house so that we could get to know each other in the months before the wedding. Boundaries were set: no inappropriate touching, no kissing, no sex before marriage. I'd accepted those rules and my fate - until I met the one I wanted to sin with. That was when restraint became a problem, especially since "the one" wasn't Elle; it was her sister, Evangeline. Contains mature themes.
©2015 Penelope Ward (P)2015 Tantor
One hard-nosed military police officer. One overly enthusiastic elf. One poorly timed snowstorm. Is it a recipe for disaster? Or a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for holiday romance? Teddy MacNally loves Christmas and everything that goes along with it. When he plays an elf for his charitys events, he never expects to be paired with a Scrooge masquerading as Santa Claus. His new mission: make the holiday-hating soldier believe he was born to say ho ho ho. Sergeant Major Nicholas Nowicki doesnt do Santa, but hes army to his blood. When his CO asks an unusual favor, Nick of course obliges. The elf to his Kris Kringle? Tempting. Too tempting - Nicks only in town for another month, and Teddys too young, too cheerful, and too nice for a one-night stand. The slow, sexy make-out sessions while Teddy and Nick are alone and snowbound, though, feel like anything but a quick hookup. As a stress-free holiday fling turns into Christmas all year round, Teddy cant imagine his life without Nick. And Nicks days on the base may be coming to a close, but he doesnt plan on leaving anything, or anyone, behind. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance youre looking for with an HEA/HFN. Its a promise!
©2018 Annabeth Albert (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Do you believe in love at first sight? Corey Ellis sure doesn't. Oh, everyone around him seems to have found their happy ending, but he's far too busy to worry about such things. He'll have plenty of time for romance after he survives his last summer before graduation. So what if he can't get his former professor, Jeremy Olsen, out of his head? It's nothing more than hero worship. And that's the way it should stay. Except bi-gender Corey - aka Kori - is interning at Phoenix House for the summer, an LGBTQI youth center. A center that recently hired an interim director until someone can be found to fill the position permanently. Because life is extraordinarily unfair, the director just so happens to be a certain former professor, now turned current boss. Desperate to keep things professional as he and Jeremy grow closer, Corey makes a major mistake: He turns to his friends, Paul Auster and Sanford Stewart, for help. But Paul and Sandy have some ideas of their own.... Contains mature themes.
©2019 TJ Klune (P)2020 Tantor
The heart-wrenching follow-up to Bad Idea, a romance of star-crossed lovers in the city that never sleeps. Six months ago, I gave my heart to a girl. Beautiful, kind, and sexy as sin, she's the only person who saw past my record or the color of my skin. Who ever saw me for me. She loved me enough to let me go, let me leave this city to find my own path. But without her, I drift, lost without direction. Without me, she spirals, desperate for connection. I gave my heart to a girl, and she gave hers to me. But love shouldn't hurt this much. Contains mature themes.
©2018 Raglan Press (P)2019 Tantor
Ray Walker had a secure career in finance until a wine-tasting vacation ignited a passion that he couldn't stifle. Ray neglected his work, spending hours poring over ancient French winemaking texts, learning the techniques and the language, and daydreaming about vineyards. After Ray experienced his first taste of wine from Burgundy, he could wait no longer. He quit his job and went to France to start a winery - with little money, a limited command of French, and virtually no winemaking experience. Fueled by determination and joie de vivre, he immersed himself in the extraordinary history of Burgundy's vineyards and began honing his skills. Ray became a pioneer in his use of ancient techniques in modern times and founded Maison Ilan. In 2009, Ray became the first non-French winemaker to purchase grapes and produce a wine from Le Chambertin, long considered to be one of the most revered and singular vineyards in the world. Along with his struggle to capture his wine's distinct terroir, Ray shares enthralling stories of late-night tastings, flying down the Route National on a vintage Peugeot bicycle with no brakes, and his journey to secure both the trust of his insular Burgundian neighbors and the region's most coveted grapes. Capturing the sunlight, the smell of the damp soil, and the taste of superlative wine, The Road to Burgundy is a glorious celebration of finding one's true path in life, and taking a chance - whatever the odds.
©2013 Ray Walker (P)2013 Tantor
An actor in the closet, a sheriff in love, and memories that wont stay hidden Jordan Darby is known as the king of Christmas. Filming at Crooked Tree Ranch in Montana in the ice and snow, Jordan, the star of eight made-for-TV Christmas movies and the leading man who always gets his girl, is fighting to make a go of his new company and dealing with fears of exposure over one huge secret. After all, who the hell would buy into him being a straight romantic lead if rumors about him being gay were proven to be true? Sheriff Ryan Carter is advising on the new movie being made at Crooked Tree. He hoped this would be one day of work and nothing more. Until, that is, he meets the hero. But while Jordan is sexy, hes also very much stuck in the closet - everything that Ryan doesnt need in his life. And when lust becomes part of the equation, Ryans quiet life is thrown into turmoil. Their story unfolds against the chaos that overtakes the ranch, with Adam regaining memories that terrify him and make him look at Justin differently, and Justin leaving the ranch to make things right. Only through trusting in love and friendship can Justin and Adam learn to look to the future instead of letting the past destroy everything. But will they ever see clearly enough to do that?
©2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 RJ Scott (P)2018 RJ Scott
Lucian and Lia attempt to deal with the aftermath of the violent attack on her by her stepfather. As events unfold in their lives, Lia finds that she can no longer be patient with the man she loves because his secrets are tearing them apart. Lucian cannot deny the fact that he's fallen in love with the brave and beautiful woman who has lived a life of horror. He wants nothing more than to protect her but soon realizes he may be the person who will hurt her the most. To be together, they'll have to fight demons from their pasts that threaten to destroy them. Contains mature themes.
©2014 Sydney Landon (P)2015 Tantor
The strong and sexy Blake Bennett is downright irresistible. And Clara Abernathy is doing everything she can to resist his charm. After spending her life in group homes, Clara yearns for the love and warmth of a true family. With the Bennetts treating her like their own, she can't possibly fall for Blake. That would be crossing a line.... But when Clara needs a temporary place to live, and she accepts Blake's offer to move next door to him, things escalate. Suddenly, she's not only supposed to resist the man who's hell-bent on having her, but the TV station she works for is determined to dig up some dirt on the Bennett family. Blake knows family friends are off-limits, and Clara is more off-limits than anyone. But Clara's sweetness and sass fill a hole in him he wasn't even aware of. Soon, he finds himself gravitating toward her, willing to do anything to make her happy. Blake enjoys bending the rules - much more than following them, but will bending this one be taking it too far? Contains mature themes.
©2017 Layla Hagen (P)2017 Tantor
In the secret city of Sobek, Domin Thorne is making his way as the newly chosen semel-aten, the leader of the werepanther world. He aspires to make sweeping changes - he's set goals for himself and the people he chose to bring with him, modeling his reign after that of his friend, Logan Church. But Domin may have set too lofty a goal: His normal leadership style isn't working. While juggling a homesick Crane, a moody Mikhail, a bullwhip-wielding Taj, servants with murderous intentions, a visiting ex, and a mate on a dangerous goodwill mission, Domin has to figure out his new role alone. He also must determine how to deal with a conspiracy, all the while falling hard for a man who, for the first time in Domin's life, reciprocates that love. Whether Domin is ready or not, Fate has stepped in to teach him a lesson: Internal threats are just as dangerous as external ones.
©2012 Mary Calmes (P)2014 Dreamspinner Press
Knowing that the strongest alliances are forged through mating, long ago, the King of Regha asked for my help. So when I came collecting on his firstborn, he gave her to me. I am nothing but a glorified thief. She is the Regha Princess. The jewel of her people. And now, she is mine.
©2019 Milana Jacks, LLC (P)2020 Milana Jacks, LLC
Gage Young is the hottest baseball player in the league. This billionaire catcher can lead the team to the World Series and win daddy of the year, but he cant capture the heart, mind, and body of Nina Mitchell. Ninas dealing with more than an arrogant baseball player whos used to running the show. Her familys business is under pressure to sell out and make room for another mall. She comes to find out Gage Young has a stake in the deal. He talks with old friends Tig and Delia for advice. Can these headstrong players let regulations slide? Or will rules get in the way of new love?
©2020 Chiquita Dennie and Cocky Hero Club, Inc. (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
Nineteen-year-old Whit Conrad leaves her conservative Pennsylvania home for sunny California, looking for independence, a fresh start, and a place to stash her grief. She promptly finds a job at a tattoo parlor, a craptastic first apartment, and one friend - Ryan - who is a little less friend, a little more benefits. Deo Beckett is a soulful surfer with a passion for tattoos and beautiful women. On the eve of his twenty-second birthday, he finds himself living with his grandfather, recently unemployed, and seriously adrift. He doesn't know much about what he wants out of life, but he does know his current situation isn't cutting it. When Deo meets Whit, she's all sexy makeup and fierce, smart-ass fun. It doesn't take him long to see past her tough shell. And when he gets a good look at what's under all the superficial stuff that usually gets his attention, it leaves Deo wondering if there might be more to life than living fast and free. Too bad Whit has a past she doesn't plan on sharing - no matter how hot Deo is. She might want him, but she knows better than to let her guard down.
©2012 Steph Campbell and Liz Reinhardt (P)2013 Tantor
My name is Rose Madden, and I have spent my life being the perfect daughter. Thanks to my daddy, I'm an expert marksman who dresses like some modern-day freaking June Cleaver. My life has been perfectly scripted since the day I was born. I've never deviated from the plan - until I met attorney Max Decker. Now he has me doing insane things to get his attention, like grabbing him in his car and being arrested for stalking my ex-boyfriend just so he'll come bail me out of jail. He thinks I'm crazy - but he wants me anyway. Will he still feel the same when fate steps in, revealing my secret shame to him? Contains mature themes.
©2015 Sydney Landon (P)2017 Tantor
Falling in love was the easy part. Lucky and Saint are head over heels for each other. It doesn't matter that they met only a few months ago. It also doesn't matter that this is Saint's first real relationship and Lucky's first with a man. They're infatuated, happy, and excited to start their life together in LA. It isn't as easy as they thought. Away from home for the first time and feeling like he has to compete with Saint's experienced and cultured friends, Lucky is a fish out of water. Saint is still coming to grips with his recent loss while doing everything he can to keep Lucky happy. The only time things feel right is when they lock themselves away from the world - when they're alone, everything is perfect. But reality comes crashing back in to challenge them at every turn. Lucky and Saint need to learn how to stand together, as well as apart, if they're to have any hope of making this last. They're learning the hard way that "I love you" is when the real work begins. Contains mature themes.
©2018 Riley Hart (P)2018 Tantor
Jake Wethers' life is perfect. He's married to the woman he's always loved, and they have three beautiful children. The Mighty Storm is still going strong, and his record label is thriving. But not so long ago, Jake's life wasn't perfect. The unexpected and untimely death of his best friend, Jonny Creed, had sent an already out-of-control Jake spiraling down further. Drug addiction. Alcohol. Women. Jake was in the fast lane to following Jonny to the grave until Tru Bennett walked back into his life and changed everything. But now, the past that Jake left behind has come back to find him. And what the past brings with it is going to be one of the biggest challenges he has ever faced. Contains mature themes.
©2015 Samantha Towle (P)2016 Tantor
One moment, six years ago. The night she made the world around me so much more than just a blur. Now it's the catalyst that threatens to tear us apart. Our happily was supposed to be ever after. So why do I feel like it's slipping through my fingers? How can one moment, when our world seemed so right, resurface and cause our perfect life to spiral out of control? I can't lose her; she's my checkered flag.
©2016 K. Bromberg (P)2016 Tantor
First published in 1923, Jean Toomer's Cane is an innovative literary work powerfully evoking black life in the South. Rich in imagery, Toomer's impressionistic, sometimes surrealistic sketches of Southern rural and urban life are permeated by visions of smoke, sugarcane, dusk, and fire; the northern world is pictured as a harsher reality of asphalt streets. This iconic work of American literature is published with a new afterword by Rudolph Byrd of Emory University and Henry Louis Gates Jr. of Harvard University, who provide groundbreaking biographical information on Toomer, place his writing within the context of American modernism and the Harlem Renaissance, and examine his shifting claims about his own race and his pioneering critique of race as a scientific or biological concept.
©1923 Boni & Liveright, renewed 1951 Jean Toomer; Afterword © 2011 Rudolph P. Byrd and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., reprinted from Cane: Authoritive Text, Contexts, Criticism; "Toomer" by Elizabeth Alexander, © 2010 Elizabeth Alexander (P)2013 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Do you take me seriously? Because I don't. I use my jokes and easygoing personality to hide the pain I've felt since he took his last breath. I'm adrift without my partner in crime, my best friend...my brother. I can taste the vengeance that's just within my grasp. Until she barges into my life. Promising me happiness and a peace I've been craving for years, she is the sun to my darkness, the happy to my despair. But she holds secrets. Just like I do. She holds hers close, where I just pray mine don't rock the walls we're trying to build. Now I'm stuck at a crossroads between my desire for revenge and my craving for her and the life we could have together--and I have no idea which road I should travel. Contains mature themes.
©2014 E.S. Harper (P)2015 Tantor
Riley Hayes, the playboy of the Hayes family, is a young man who seems to have it all: money, a career he loves, and his pick of beautiful women. His father, CEO of HayesOil, passes control of the corporation to his two sons; but a stipulation is attached to Riley's portion. Concerned about Riley's lack of maturity, his father requires that Riley 'marry and stay married for one year to someone he loves'. Angered by the requirement, Riley seeks a means of bypassing his father's stipulation. Blackmailing Jack Campbell into marrying him for love suits Riley's purpose. There is no mention in his father's documents that the marriage had to be with a woman and Jack Campbell is the son of Riley Senior's arch rival. Win win. Riley marries Jack and abruptly his entire world is turned inside out. Riley hadn't counted on the fact that Jack Campbell, quiet and unassuming rancher, is a force of nature in his own right. This is a story of murder, deceit, the struggle for power, lust and love, the sprawling life of a rancher and the whirlwind existence of a playboy. But under and through it all, as Riley learns over the months, this is a tale about family and everything that that word means.
©2011 RJ Scott (P)2016 RJ Scott
Violence of Action is much more than the true, first-person accounts of the 75th Ranger Regiment in the Global War on Terror. Within this audio are the heartfelt, firsthand accounts from and about the men who lived, fought, and died for their country, their regiment, and each other. Objective Rhino, Haditha Dam, recovering Jessica Lynch, the hunt for Zarqawi, the recovery of Extortion 17, and everything in between... These stories have been told many times in barracks rooms, at bar tables, and at backyard barbecues, but they have never before been shared with the general public. It is time for those stories to be heard. So much more than just stories from a specific unit, this audiobook reveals the sights, smells, and emotions of everything that happens in war - good or bad. It will be seen as the quintessential, ageless work on the human condition in combat.
©2014 Blackside Concepts (P)2015 Tantor
The first major history of the Crash in over a decade, Rainbow's End tells the story of the stock market collapse in a colorful, swift-moving narrative that blends a vivid portrait of the 1920s with an intensely gripping account of Wall Street's greatest catastrophe. The book offers a vibrant picture of a world full of plungers, powerful bankers, corporate titans, millionaire brokers, and buoyantly optimistic stock market bulls. We meet Sunshine Charley Mitchell, head of the National City Bank, powerful financiers Jack Morgan and Jacob Schiff, Wall Street manipulators such as the legendary Jesse Livermore, and the lavish-living Billy Durant, founder of General Motors. As Klein follows the careers of these men, he shows us how the financial house of cards gradually grew taller, as the irrational exuberance of an earlier age gripped America and convinced us that the market would continue to rise forever. Then, in October 1929, came a "perfect storm"-like convergence of factors that shook Wall Street to its foundations. We relive Black Thursday, when police lined Wall Street, brokers grew hysterical, customers "bellowed like lunatics," and the ticker tape fell hours behind. This is followed by the even worse Bloody Tuesday, when an irrational desire to sell at any price gripped the market and even blue chip stocks plummeted precariously. This compelling history of the Crash--the first to follow the market closely for the two years leading up to the disaster--illuminates a major turning point in our history.
©2001 Maury Klein (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
New Orleans, four months after the events of The Queen... Søren has been suspended from the Jesuits for a minimum of one year after confessing to fathering a child. To say he's struggling with his newfound freedom is an understatement. Kingsley is about to be a father again and is convinced something very bad is about to happen. Nerves? Or is he right that the time has come for the Sinners to pay for their sins? And if things couldn't get worse, a handsome private detective shows up and tells Mistress Nora that a priest has just committed suicide, and she was the last person he tried to call. He would like to know why.... She doesn't know, but Nora and her new detective friend will turn over the city to find out, meeting liars, vampires, and witches along the way. When she finds what she's looking for, she may wish she'd never stepped foot in New Orleans. Contains mature themes.
©2020 Tiffany Reisz (P)2020 Tantor
"A fresh and vital new voice in romance." (Entertainment Weekly) An unforgettable holiday romance from American Dreamer author Adriana Herrera. Denpo Myint Yin Thuta is living the dream. His dream. A good job, higher education, supportive community and, best of all, his live-in boyfriend, Ari. Yin has his happily-ever-after...if only he and Ari could take the time to actually enjoy it. With the holidays fast approaching, Yins determined to change all that and surprise Ari with an over-the-top gift that will leave him in no doubt how much hes loved - even though they agreed to keep things simple this year. Like Yin, Aristide Ari Douniama worked so hard to secure his future that he may have forgotten how to enjoy his present. Despite there being plenty to be thankful for in the moment. With big plans of his own in the works to surprise Yin, Ari may or may not have gone overboard. Or forgotten to check their respective schedules. Tis the season of giving, and in their quest to celebrate the perfect American Christmas - and failing - Ari and Yin get a much-needed reminder that they already have the greatest gift of all: each other. Dreamers Book 1: American Dreamer Book 2: American Fairytale Book 3: American Love Story Book 4: American Sweethearts Book 5: American Christmas
©2020 Adriana Herrera (P)2020 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Stern A new Westmoreland story! Part of a new trilogy from New York Times best-selling author Brenda Jackson Stern Westmoreland never makes mistakes - until he helps his best friend, Jovonnie "JoJo" Jones, with a makeover - for another man. Now Stern wants JoJo for himself. Their attraction is undeniable, and there's only one way to prove it: one long, steamy night together as much more than friends! Bachelor Untamed One mind-blowing kiss. That was all Ellie Weston shared with her neighbor and crush one summer, before he angrily discovered she'd approached him on a dare. Ten years later, Ellie is back at her great-aunt's lake house, and so is Uriel Lassiter - still wildly sexy, single, and happy to stay that way. When Ellie finds her great-aunt's never-completed romance novel, she decides to finish the manuscript - but first she needs some real-life inspiration: a sultry summer fling. Uriel hasn't forgotten Ellie, and their sizzling chemistry is starting to make him reconsider his tried-and-true bachelor status. But when the truth about her motive emerges, can Ellie convince him that make-believe has turned into sweet reality?
©2013 Harlequin Books S.A. (P)2015 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
Amworth College, Connecticut - a place where the gates between our world and the Land of Faerie are thin and crumbling, a place where horrors really do lurk in the shadows, and evils in the gardens. A place where the fates of worlds really does hide within the brushstrokes of a forgotten painting. The House Across the Way is a dark fantasy novel by the World Fantasy Award-winning author of Throne of Bones.
©2001 The Estate of Brian McNaughton (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Seven months ago, Len Parker lost his partner of more than 20 years, and he isnt sure how to feel about his blossoming attraction to Chris, one of his farmhands. Hesitant and still hurt, Len remains aloof and distant until hes goaded into teaching Chris to ride. Fresh out of a 30-year career with the Marines, Chris can explore his sexuality openly for the first time in his life, but what he needs more than anything is peace. Hes convinced Len doesnt like him until he digs a little deeper, and then, armed with hope, Chris sets out to prove that love can provide the healing he and Len so desperately need.
©2011 Andrew Grey (P)2012 Andrew Grey
All he did was apply for a job, and then his world was turned upside down.
Thrust into the world he had no idea about, Jordan Suttons only goal was to get a job working for Duncan Pryde of Pryde Industries. He thought werewolves, vampires, and faes belonged in fairy tales, not in the real world. What will he do when he finds out theres more than meets the eye to his boss and his family?
Duncan Pryde had too much going on in his life. He became the sole guardian of his twin niece and nephew along with the addition of his pack and company. He had no time to think about a mate when trouble came to his front door. What happens when the man he hired for one job turns out to be his destined mate? Does he deny what he feels or embrace it?
©2017 Giovanna Reaves (P)2019 Giovanna Reaves
Greg Cage's life is more fulfilling than he ever could have imagined. He's married to the love of his life, has an amazing son, and in a few short months, his family will grow again with the birth of his twin girls. The past year has been a tough one for the Cage family, but they are now on the road to healing by learning to let go of the past and looking forward to their future. When situations beyond his control threaten to take away so much of what Greg holds close to his heart, he has to learn to accept that he doesn't always have the control he tries to maintain in their lives. Will he be able to handle the stress of knowing his wife and newborn daughters are beyond his protection?
©2014 E.S. Harper (P)2015 Tantor
Hes game for a month of sun and fun, but this prince must never fall in love.... Delaney Westmoreland is ready for some peace of mind after graduating from medical school. After eight years of nonstop studying, shes more than earned a month at her cousins secluded, luxurious cabin. Unfortunately, its already occupied! The good news: The stranger is drop-dead gorgeous. The bad news: All he wants is to put her luggage back in the car so she can leave immediately. Not going to happen. Jamal Ari Yassir had just settled into his friends cabin when spitfire Delaney drove up. When he demands she leave, she simply picks up her luggage and moves into one of the spare bedrooms. Given how absolutely gorgeous she is, avoiding temptation will be sheer hell...and its not long before he gives in. But when their month together draws to a close, whats a sheikh to do when his short-term fling has become so much more?
©2017 Brenda Jackson (P)2020 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Spurned by his father and driven from his home, Stone Hillyard is struggling to find shelter in the Michigan winter when he lucks upon the horse farm run by Geoff Laughton and his partner Eli. They take him in, warm him up, and give him a job working with their No Boundaries therapy riding program. A drunk driver left Preston Harding unable to walk, and after months of hard work, his therapist recommends Geoff and Elis program. But Prestons anger and arrogance nearly get him kicked out until Stone intercedes on his behalf, despite Prestons insults. Its a small act of kindness that helps open Prestons eyes. Stone and Preston will support each other as they face their families disapproval and fight old secrets. Theyll learn - sometimes the hard way - just how love can mean freedom for them both.
©2010 Andrew Grey (P)2011 Andrew Grey
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas...or does it? Dominant Mitch Sawyer has been lusting after submissive Tori Frejya since she first stepped into the private BDSM club he owns with his cousins. But he had waited too long to approach her, and she now belongs to someone else, while he watches from afar. When Tori asks him for a favor that involves going to Vegas with her and Dominant switch Tyler Ellis, Mitch cant say no. After a night with Tori and Tyler that goes way out of his comfort zone, Mitch is left confused and unsure for the first time in his life. He now faces three options - but will he have the courage to choose the one he never knew he wanted? Contains elements of the BDSM lifestyle, MMF ménage relationships, and an HEA! Best listening order of the Trident Security series and its spinoff series: TS - original series TSO - Trident Security Omega Team DoTC - Doms of the Covenant DMS - Deimos BHS - Blackhawk Security TS Book one - Leather & Lace (Devon and Kristen) TS Book two - His Angel (Ian and Angie) TS Book three - Waiting for Him (Boomer and Kat) TS Book four - Not Negotiable: A Novella (Parker and Shelby) TS Book five - Topping the Alpha (Jake and Nick) TS Book six - Watching from the Shadows (Marco and Harper) TS Book seven - Whiskey Tribute: A Novella (Curt and Dana) TS Book eight - Tickle His Fancy (Brody and Fancy) TS Book nine - Absolving His Sins (Carter and Jordyn) DoTC Book one - Double Down & Dirty (Gray, Remi, and Abbie) TS Book 10 - Option Number Three (Mitch, Tyler, and Tori) The books of the Trident Security series and its spinoffs can be listened to as stand-alones; however, for optimum enjoyment, they are best heard in order.
©2017 Samantha A. Cole (P)2020 Samantha A. Cole
Darkness is the only thing I see. Ever since the day my life changed. The day that everything and everyone I held close to me ceased to exist. The day I lost it all, and the demons of my past consumed my every waking moment. I tried to keep others at arm's length. Tried not to let my darkness taint them. Ruin them. Harm them. And whether I want to admit it or not, as much as I wish I could keep them locked out, they refuse to leave. Refuse to let me suffer alone. If I hadn't been so focused on keeping those demons from flying free, I wouldn't have missed how one perfect angel was able to sneak her way under my skin - refusing to let go. Making me want things I don't deserve. She consumes me. Her beauty knows no end. The love she promises tempts me every time she's near. But that pure heart that makes her my Emmy is the one thing I'm convinced I'll destroy if I ever let her close. Contains mature themes.
©2014 E.S. Harper (P)2015 Tantor
From New York Times best-selling author Mary Monroe comes a seductive, shocking tale of two unhappy women fulfilling their every erotic dream - and finding a desire that kills. He's successful, kind, and sensitive - the type of man every woman wants. And truck driver Calvin Ramsey just loves women - especially the lonely, unappreciated ones he meets online, like Lola Poole. His deceitful ex-wife taught him that women really appreciate someone who cares about their deepest feelings and problems. Since Lola always gives more than she gets, Calvin longs to show her the best of everything. And when he gives her the ultimate parting gift, just like he did his wife and all the others, he'll love Lola best of all. Lola Poole is so done putting her life on hold for her selfish relatives' needs. Now, thanks to online dating and a sizzling parade of hungry lovers, she and her unhappily married best friend, Joan, are getting all the sexy fun they missed out on. Even better, handsome, dependable Calvin looks like he might be the whole irresistible potential-husband package. Until oh-so-right starts going all-the-way wrong. And Lola must uncover the truth and take control before this fatal fantasy finishes her.
©2016 Mary Monroe (P)2016 Recorded Books
Dee has always been good at wearing masks. Not letting anyone see the real her. She's content being the happy-go-lucky best friend. The strong willed boss. The independent woman who doesn't need a man. She's terrified that all it will take is one person to make all her carefully constructed walls crumble into fine dust. The second Beck sees Dee, he knows that she will be his. He sees past the gorgeous smiles and heart-stopping laughter. She doesn't want him to know her secrets or the past that haunts her, but he makes it his mission to find out. Dee can run all she wants, but it will never be far enough to stop Beck from coming after her. She's it for him and she knows it. She's just too scared to admit it. Contains mature themes.
©2013 E.S. Harper (P)2014 Tantor
A man without memories and the cop who never gave up hope. When he wakes up in the hospital, the victim of a brutal beating, John Doe has no memory of who he is or who hurt him. The cops can find nothing to identify him and he can't remember anything to help...except the name Ethan and one recurring place from his dreams. Two words, and they're not much, but it's a start: Crooked Tree. Detective Ethan Allens has never stopped searching for the two boys who vanished. When a report lands on Ethan's desk that may give new leads, he jumps at the chance to follow them up. The man he finds isn't his brother, but it's someone who could maybe help him discover what happened 12 years ago. What neither man can know is that facing the very real demons of the past could destroy any kind of future they may have together.
©2017 RJ Scott (P)2017 RJ Scott
This is a short story. As far as Sylvie Johnson is concerned, her ex-husband used her and left her, and she cannot stand the sight of him. Fifteen years after their divorce, her feelings havent changed. She wants nothing to do with him, no matter what her beating heart suggests. Oscar Brooks has always assumed that his ex-wife hates him, but after an unplanned kiss, hes not so sure. Why does she always have such a hostile response to his presence? Is it love, or is it hate? Hes determined to find out.
©2016 Delaney Diamond (P)2020 Delaney Diamond
One dead girl, one scared witness, and two men trained as Navy SEALs. Whether searching for justice or revenge, the final showdown between them is the same - explosive! Dale MacIntyre, former Navy SEAL, works for Sanctuary. He's the acting handler for a member of the Bullen family's inner circle. He is close to obtaining the evidence he needs to prove Elisabeth Costains death was ordered by them - until someone gets in his way. Joseph Kinnon, active Navy SEAL, is back on US soil for the first time in months, and he is told the tragic news that his stepsister is dead, gunned down in an alley by an unknown assailant. He is determined to find out who murdered her - until someone gets in his way. They both want the same thing but have different methods of accomplishing their goals. They both want the Bullen family brought to account, but one wants justice and the other wants revenge. What happens between them, however, has nothing to do with either.
©2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 RJ Scott (P)2015 RJ Scott
Cassidy Wright hunts ghosts with the Gulf Coast Paranormal team, but she may be in over her head when she's tasked with confronting a ghost who refuses to leave Bloodgood Row. With the power to paint scenes from the past, Cassidy dives into her art to find clues that will lead her to the truth about the life and death of Sabrina Elizabeth. But Sabrina isn't the only spirit haunting Bloodgood Row. The malevolent ghost of a jealous, cruel doctor doesn't want to set Sabrina free, and now he's interested in claiming someone on the team. Sierra and Joshua come to a crossroads in their relationship when a secret comes out. Midas ponders a future with Cassidy, but new clues about Kylie's disappearance force him to take things slow. Together the paranormal investigators must face their latest challenge, without becoming ghosts themselves.
©2017 Monica L. Bullock (P)2018 Tantor
Stone Westmoreland had an eye for the ladies and charm that never failed. He was an experienced player who played for keeps. So who would have guessed that prim and proper Madison Winters could rattle his nerves without even trying? She had him feeling all protective and all sexed up, too. Before he knew it, Stone had volunteered to help Madison find her mother, who'd gone missing in the mountains. Stone was willing to play the knight in shining armor, but only if it meant the hard days of trekking through the wilderness would result in the ultimate payoff - passion-filled nights under the Montana starlit sky with the delectable Miss Winters....
©2017 Brenda Jackson (P)2020 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Four months ago Robert Edward Arie Hawkins lost his sister and the rest of her family in a plane crash. Now his parents have decided its time for him to marry and carry on the family name. Arie knows its most likely the grief talking - especially from his mother, whos taken to putting more than ice in her iced tea - so to escape Mississippi, Arie calls his best friend, Robbie, and arranges for a visit. Life is always changing at the Michigan farm where Robbie lives. Owner Geoff Laughton and his partner, Eli, have started a therapeutic riding program and adopted a little boy, creating a family. Its while feeding Jakey that Arie meets Officer Hunky. Officer Hunkys real name is Deputy Duane Keenan, and he has troubles of his own, but not enough to stop him from pursuing Arie. But Duanes and Aries families are pulling them in opposite directions. Trying to build a connection to support their mutual attraction may prove to be more than difficult.... It may be impossible.
©2011 Andrew Grey (P)2012 Andrew Grey
London Stallone hasn't always had the perfect life, but she did have the perfect older brother. He did everything for her. He took care of her when no one else would. He'd always been the shoulder she could lean on, but when he ends up murdered, things take a turn for the worse. London soon demands answers, and the first person she runs to is her brother's coworker and good friend, Donovan "Ace" Crow. Ace isn't an ordinary guy. He doesn't come equipped with flowers and chocolate. He's strict and only about business, and London believes he's a part of the reason her brother was murdered. Ace doesn't want London to get hurt, and he's promised to protect her. But has he done enough?
©2014 Shanora Williams (P)2015 Tantor
Player vs. Player. Fight! Brilliant (if he does say so himself) graphic designer Ravi Tandel is ahead of the game - he's just been asked to present a top secret project at a huge conference in Seattle. All systems are go...until he learns his buttoned-up office nemesis is coming along for the ride. Tristan Jones isn't really the gamer type, but he knows the back end of the video game business inside out. Together, he and Ravi will give an awesome presentation. If they survive the cross-country trip first. Tossed together in close quarters, Ravi's shocked to see Tristan's sexy, softer side emerge from such a conservative shell. He's less shocked to learn his handsome colleague's prominent family would never support an out-and-proud son. But Ravi didn't struggle through his own coming out to hide who he is now. To be together, Tristan will have to push past his fear and ultimately decide: Does he want a future with Ravi? Or is it game over before they've even begun?
©2016 Annabeth Albert (P)2016 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
It's not the breaking up that kills you, it's the aftermath. Ever since his longtime lover decided he'd seen the "heterosexual light", Matt's life has been in a nosedive. Six months of too many missed shifts at the hospital, too much booze, too many men. Matt knows he's on the verge of losing everything, but he's finding it hard to care. Then Matt meets Aaron. He's gorgeous, intelligent, and apparently not interested in being picked up. Still, even after seeing Matt at his worst, he doesn't turn away. Aaron's kindness and respect have Matt almost believing he's worth it - and that there could be life after Joe. But his newfound happiness is threatened when Matt begins to suspect Aaron is hiding something - or someone....
©2010 Harper Fox (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
A Change of Heart Novel Jin Church is back where he started, alone, wandering, and uncertain of his path. It's not by choice but by circumstance, as he remembers he's a werepanther...but not much else. He knows one thing for sure - he needs to find the beautiful blond man who haunts his dreams. Logan Church is trapped in a living hell. His mate is missing, his tribe is falling apart, and he's estranged from the son he loves with all his heart. His world is unraveling without his mate by his side, and he has no one to blame but himself. If Jin can regain his memory and Logan can overcome the threats to his leadership, then perhaps they can resume their lives. The question is: Is that what they want? Back to the same house, the same tribe, the same troubles? They can choose from various roads leading to their future...or they can forge their own path.
©2015 Mary Calmes (P)2015 Dreamspinner Press
My name is Lucian Quinn, and I own one of the most successful software companies in the world. I'm 29, rich, and single. Impressive, right? I'm also a favorite target for every hungry socialite looking to land the uncatchable catch. What these women don't know, though, is that I'm completely screwed up and damaged beyond repair. The only part of me I'll ever willingly give them is the hour it takes to make them scream...several times. Then I saw her.... I'm Lia Adams, and I'm in my last year at St. Claire's University in North Carolina. I grew up with an abusive mother and a twisted stepfather who was worse...so much worse. I'll do anything necessary to survive, even work as an escort to help pay for my college expenses. The men I accompany to various events are mostly harmless and just want an attractive woman on their arms for an evening. It has never gone further than that...until him.... Contains mature themes.
©2014 Sydney Landon (P)2015 Tantor
Repeat after me: Stay away from the hot girl. The beautiful girl. The f--king ray of sunshine in the middle of your delivery route. Layla Barros is everything I never knew I wanted. Everything I'll never have. She's an innocent young student. I'm a convicted felon. She's rich girl from a nice family. I've got nothing but a broken home. But if I'm an addict, she's my drug. I can't stay away, even though I know I'll ruin her in the end. She might be the girl of my dreams, but I was always a bad idea. Contains mature themes.
©2017 Raglan Press (P)2019 Tantor
Book two in the Turning Point Series. A fight for what's right becomes a fight for his life. As guilt plagues him, Matthew Elliott's world begins to spiral out of control. The harder he holds on, the more it slips through his fingers, and he's helpless to stop it. Entering into the underground cage-fighting scene, he starts out fighting for what's right. The deeper he gets, the more guilt consumes him - the more pain he takes for his penance - and he's soon fighting for more than justice. He's fighting for love. He's fighting for his life. The third edition has a new cover and has been re-edited, though no new content has been added.
©2013 N R Walker (P)2018 NR Walker
Morgan Drake is the only witness to a murder in an alleyway. Nik Valentinov works for Sanctuary, a foundation offering witness protection to anyone whose safety is compromised. Morgan discovers a bodyguard's arms can offer more than protection. Morgan is the only person who can give evidence for prosecuting the cop responsible for the crime. When the FBI safe house where he's being held is compromised, he follows the instructions of the agent in charge and runs. Nik Valentinov works for Sanctuary, a foundation that offers witness protection when FBI security is questionable. When Morgan's handler sends him to Nik for safety, neither Morgan nor Nik could imagine that two weeks alone in a cabin in the woods would have their hearts racing with something much more than merely trying to keep Morgan alive.
©2012, 2013, 2014 RJ Scott (P)2015 RJ Scott
Eduardo Bonilla-Silva's acclaimed Racism Without Racists documents how, beneath our contemporary conversation about race, there lies a full-blown arsenal of arguments, phrases, and stories that whites use to account for - and ultimately justify - racial inequalities. The fifth edition of this provocative book makes clear that color-blind racism is as insidious now as ever. It features new material on our current racial climate, including the Black Lives Matter movement; a significantly revised chapter that examines the Obama presidency, the 2016 election, and Trump's presidency; and a new chapter addressing what listeners can do to confront racism - both personally and on a larger structural level.
©2017 Eduardo Bonilla-Silva (P)2017 Tantor
Theres room in a heart for more than one kind of love. Dara and Adrien Valliere are soul mates and best friends...but theyre not lovers. Their marriage may be unconventional, but its satisfying and loving, and theyve never needed anything or anyone else. Until they met writer Stacia Leonard. Stacia built a career on maintaining close ties with her fictional characters while keeping everyone else at arms length. She avoids intimacy, apart from a few one-night stands when the loneliness and need become too much. But when Adrien Valliere, her cover model and long-distance friend, invites her for drinks, shes too fascinated to refuse. Dara recognizes the physical attraction between her husband and Stacia and sees it for what it is: an opportunity to help Adrien get what he needs. Dara can breathe easy knowing that both she and her husband are happy. Before long, though, its clear that Stacias connection isnt just with Adrien.... She and Dara have something special, and its something neither of them can - or want to - deny. One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance youre looking for with an HEA/HFN. Its a promise!
©2019 Holley Trent (P)2019 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
The paranormal investigators at Gulf Coast Paranormal thought they knew what they were doing. Midas, Sierra, Sara, Josh, and Peter had over 20 combined years of experience investigating supernatural activity on the Gulf Coast. But when they meet Cassidy, a young artist with a strange gift, they realize there's more to learn. And time is running out for Cassidy. When Gulf Coast Paranormal begins investigating the ghosts of Kali Oka Road, they find an entity far scarier than a few ghosts. Add in the deserted Oak Grove Plantation, and you have a recipe for a night of terror.
©2017 Monica L. Bullock (P)2017 Tantor
My name is Lucian Quinn, and I own one of the most successful software companies in the world. Impressive, right? I'm also a favorite target for every hungry socialite looking to land the uncatchable catch. Maybe it sounds vain, but the fact that I'm a god between the sheets doesn't hurt my stock any. What these women don't know, though, is that I'm completely screwed up and damaged beyond repair by my past. But then I meet her.... I'm Lia Adams, and I'm in my last year at St. Claire's University in North Carolina. I'm so close to escaping from my past and making my dreams come true. I'll do anything necessary to survive, even work as an escort to help pay for my college expenses. The men that I accompany to various events as an escort for date night are mostly harmless and just want an attractive woman on their arm for an evening. It has never gone further than that...until him.
©2015 Sydney Landon (P)2015 Tantor
When it feels right, don't fight it. Shane and Tucker have been mourning their wife's death for two years. Their love for each other and their daughter has gotten them through the rough time. But while Shane is ready to take a chance on a new future, Tucker is stuck in the past, finding it hard to let go. Paige is trying to put her life back together after her marriage crumbled following her husband's arrest. Leaving California behind, she moves to Kansas, taking a job as a housekeeper and a nanny to a six-year-old girl. She shouldn't be dreaming of her sexy new bosses, but after seeing a steamy encounter between the two men, she can't get either of them out of her mind. Shane is certain Paige is the one who can finally heal them, but convincing her and Tucker might take a little scheming. Will it backfire or give them all a second chance at love? Adult content. An exciting new series from the author of the Trident Security series!
©2018 Samantha A. Cole (P)2020 Samantha A. Cole
At the age of 16, R. Dwayne Betts - a good student from a lower-middle-class family - carjacked a man with a friend. He had never held a gun before, but within a matter of minutes he had committed six felonies. In Virginia, carjacking is a "certifiable" offense, meaning that Betts would be treated as an adult under state law. A bright young kid, he served his nine-year sentence as part of the adult population in some of the worst prisons in the state. A Question of Freedom chronicles Betts's years in prison, reflecting back on his crime, and looking ahead to how his experiences and the books he discovered while incarcerated would define him. Utterly alone, Betts confronts profound questions about violence, freedom, crime, race, and the justice system. Confined by cinder-block walls and barbed wire, he discovers the power of language through books, poetry, and his own pen. Above all, A Question of Freedom is about a quest for identity - one that guarantees Betts's survival in a hostile environment and incorporates an understanding of how his own past led to the moment of his crime.
©2009 R. Dwayne Betts (P)2018 Tantor
Three long, brutal years have passed, and Ace Crow swears he will find London Stallone one day. He'll do everything he can to get her back. She knows his word is true because he's back. Ace is everything London is not: ruthless, deadly, risky. And she's the last piece to his puzzle. But he's mistaken about one thing: Getting her back is not going to be easy. There are always consequences. There are always hidden truths. There is always betrayal. But things aren't so simple any more. London's life has changed dramatically, but bringing Ace back into her life will only drag her back down. She's afraid, with good reason. But she loves him....
©2014 Shanora Williams (P)2015 Tantor
I loved once. I gave everything that I had to that love, blindly believing that nothing could ever take that feeling away from me. Away from us. And when my little world of happiness was ripped from my fingers, I felt a loss that still haunts me to this day. Now I use that lingering grief as a shield to keep my heart from loving again. It's that fear that keeps me from letting anyone, except my daughter, get close enough to make it hurt. To make my heart bleed when I inevitably lose again. Then I meet Liam Beckett, and everything I thought I had protected myself from is shoved back in my face.
©2015 E. S. Harper (P)2015 Tantor
After losing her mother to cancer a few months prior to graduating, Bree Forbes was finally able to take some time away and enjoy her college days. That all changed in the blink of an eye the moment Bree came home for break. She didn't expect to find her dad strapped to a chair, a gun pointed at his head. Alzerro "Zerro" King wasn't a man to be messed with. Women flocked to him, and men ran from him. He ruled the mafia with an iron fist, and no one ever crossed him unless they wanted to pay the price. He believed that the only way to pay for something, if unable to do so, was to do it in blood. Nothing got him harder than stringing someone up and putting a bullet in their head. That was until Bree. One look was all it took for him to know that she could pay for her father's debt in many other ways - ways that could get him hard. Could a big-city Mafia king fall in love with the small-town country girl? When push comes to shove, would Bree end up running only to be killed? Or would she sacrifice herself for love? Contains mature themes.
©2014 Josi Beck (P)2015 Tantor
Book Three in the Turning Point Series After going past the point of no return and finally reaching breaking point, the only thing Matthew Elliott can do now is start over. Matthew Elliott is a recovering man. As an ex-cop and ex-fighter, his new job teaching kids at the local community gym about drug awareness and self-defense, is a little bit of both. His new focus on helping street kids is helping him heal, and with Kira by his side, he's making strides. Brother and sister, Rueben and Claudia, are homeless kids and they're very much alone. As they strike a chord with Matt, he does everything in his power to help them. But when Ruby and Claude need more help than he bargained for, it stops being about work, and starts being about home. The day he met Kira, Matt's life changed direction, and it's only now he realizes that everything he's been through was a lead up to this. It was never about endings. His life, his purpose, was just beginning.
©2014 NR Walker (P)2018 NR Walker
Adrian Gottlieb is winning at life. He's a successful video game designer with everything a man could ask for, including a warm, comfy ride to Denver and a date for his sister's wedding. But he finds himself in need of a total reboot when he's left stranded at a snowy campground in Utah. Holiday plans? Epic fail. That is until Noah Walters offers him shelter for the night and a reluctant cross-country ride. Nothing about the ultraconservative geoarchaeologist should attract Adrian, but once he discovers Noah's hidden love for video games, the two connect on a new level. Soon a quiet but undeniable chemistry sparks. Something doesn't add up, though. As the miles accumulate and time runs out, Noah must face the most difficult choice of his life. Meanwhile, Aidan must decide whether he's ready to level up. Is their relationship status worth fighting for, or has this game ended before it's even begun? Book 1 of the #gaymers series.
©2015 Annabeth Albert (P)2016 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
When she first went to sea in April of 1961, the US nuclear submarine Thresher was the most advanced submarine at sea, built specifically to hunt and kill Soviet submarines. In The Death of the USS Thresher, renowned naval and intelligence consultant Norman Polmar recounts the dramatic circumstances surrounding her implosion, which killed all 129 men onboard in history's first loss of a nuclear submarine. This revised edition of Polmar's 1964 classic is based on interviews with the Thresher's first command officer, other submarine officers, and the designers of the submarine. Polmar provides recently declassified information about the submarine and relates the loss to subsequent US and Soviet nuclear submarine sinkings as well as to the escape and rescue systems developed by the navy in the aftermath of the disaster. The Death of the USS Thresher is a must-listen for the legions of fans who enjoyed the late Peter Maas' New York Times best seller The Terrible Hours.
©2004 Norman Polmar (P)2017 Tantor
When Jonmair establishes production of selyn-the biologic energy Gens produce and Simes must have to live - her Sime parents sell her into the Pens. She is a Gen, to be held until she produces enough selyn to serve a Sime, and then sold as a Choice Kill. Baird is Sime - but his greatest desire in life is to separate himself from the Kill. Living without killing Gens, though, is considered a perversion. His own father determinedly sabotages Baird's efforts. Baird and Jonmair live at a crux in history: the number of Simes has grown to equal the number of Gens. If they kill all the Gens, the Simes will die of attrition. The government decrees that all Simes must abandon the addictive thrill of the Kill. When Baird rescues Jonmair from the Last Kill, she suddenly has a life to live - and someone with whom to share her selyn. But can Baird, one of the wealthiest men in Norlea, also be the life partner Jonmair longs for as she struggles for life, acceptance, and dignity in a world turned upside down? Can love conquer all? Or will death triumph over love?
©2011 Jean Lorrah (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Isabelle West has learned the hard way how hard life can be when fate isn't by your side. For the last two years Isabelle has been slowly clearing the clouds of her past. Happiness is finally on the horizon. She has a thriving business, great friends, and her life back. All she has to do is jump over the last hurdle... her ex-husband. Axel never thought he would look into the eyes of Isabelle West again, and he wasn't sure he wanted to now. He's carried his anger for so long he isn't sure he can just turn it off, but when he is faced with protecting her and an unexpected desire to have her again, life gets a little more complicated. How will Axel and Isabelle deal when all their cards are put on the table and everything they thought was true blows up in their faces? Contains mature themes.
©2013 E.S. Harper (P)2014 Tantor
Ex-soldier Barrett Miles had no idea that vampires were real - until Belladonna recruited her to serve as a covert agent and infiltrate a murderous sex ring run by the most depraved of immortals: those who feed on the purity and blood of innocents. Their latest victim is a young girl whom Barrett promised to protect. She will be sold unless Barrett can find her first. Forced to team up with her former lover, undercover sniper Nick Maltese, Barrett is caught between fulfilling her personal mission and shielding her heart from the man who betrayed her. Nick is hunting a new breed of vampire and harboring a terrible secret when Barrett finds him. Soon a seething underworld of strange desires threatens to engulf them all. Can Nick save the girl and reclaim Barrett's heart? As the hunt begins, Nick knows he has only one chance to prove himself to Barrett-and their love will force them to embrace the darkest places in their souls.
©2014 Virna DePaul (P)2014 Tantor
Aidan Spencer walked away from his family and his friends when the woman he'd loved since childhood died while attempting to kill his best friend's wife. Aidan had chosen to save another and in doing so had lost Cassie. For over a year, he's been isolated from everyone he loves until a family emergency brings him back home. When he meets a woman along the way whose problems are more dire than his own, Aidan must decide if he's strong enough to fight for the woman he's falling in love with. Contains mature themes.
©2016 Sydney Landon (P)2017 Tantor
Emotionally crippled Liz isn't looking for a relationship when she meets delish boy-next-door Cohen. He's several years younger, a volunteer firefighter...and a virgin, making him totally off-limits. But never one to back away from a challenge, she develops a close friendship with Cohen while she continues to satisfy her physical needs elsewhere. Even as she spends her evenings in another man's arms, she somehow finds herself curled up in Cohen's bed each night. It's been a long time since she's had a true, honest-to-goodness make-out session, but Cohen's showing her just how much fun not having sex can be. When Cohen is injured in the line of duty, Liz's real feelings for him rise to the surface, and she has to decide if she's willing to take a risk on love after enduring so much heartbreak in the past.
©2012 Kendall Ryan (P)2013 Tantor
From the mean streets of Detroit rises the newest superstar of professional wrestling, Xavier Cold, better known as Phenomenal X. His muscular physique makes men cower before him and women lose their minds with desire. Anna Cortez is fresh out of college and naïve to the harsh realities of the real world. Tired of living under the thumb of her conservative family, she defies them when she accepts a job as the assistant to wrestling's most notorious bad boy. Phenomenal X has an animalistic nature that even good girl Anna finds hard to resist. Forced to share a bed in a sold-out hotel, lines blur between them, and they quickly learn that one lustful night changes everything. Neither one of them will ever be the same. Contains mature themes.
©2014 Michelle A. Valentine Books, LLC (P)2014 Tantor
New York Times best-selling author Mary Monroe takes you on the ultimate twist-filled ride with her Lonely Heart, Deadly Heart series. For two restless women looking for satisfaction, too much of a good thing is never enough - even as a lethal passion closes in. Best friends Lola Poole and Joan Proctor-Riley have finally found the love and excitement they've always longed for. Online-dating an endless line of wealthy, no-strings-attached lovers is the perfect escape from their unfulfilling lives. And between Joan's selfish husband and Lola's hateful, demanding relatives, the hotter these ladies' secret activities get, the more they crave - and the more reckless they become. Soon, they're taking ever greater risks to pursue their desires. When rugged trucker Calvin Ramsey comes into Lola's sights, he's a surprising answer to all her prayers. He's kind and responsible in his everyday life - and delivers sexual healing like she's never known. What Lola doesn't know is that Calvin loves women to death - literally. And every caring moment and seductive promise this killer gives her draws both Lola and Joan deeper into his inescapable, fatal fantasy.
©2017 Mary Monroe (P)2017 Recorded Books
In a place of lethal politics, three friends became entangled in the sinister intrigues of noble houses. Amid the whispers of doomsday prophecies, young Ian Silverstein's swordsmanship and mettle were tested and judged most worthy. Now the young duelist is being summoned again from Hardwood, North Dakota, back into this strange and perilous universe
To serve as peacemaker in a time of impending war
To carry a legend's spear and a warning
To save a future
and the life of an ailing god.
©1996 Joel Rosenberg (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
One burned and broken man finds his way home. Can he find peace in the arms of a man easy to love?
Justin made the ultimate sacrifice for his country, battling domestic terrorism, never the man he really was, using hate to avenge the death of his best friend. The friend he'd killed.
What he doesnt count on is getting shot, and if he's going to die, he wants it to be on Crooked Tree soil. Home.
Sam is as much a part of Crooked Tree as any of the families, and the offer to buy into the ranch is a dream come true. But falling for a hidden, secretive, injured man isnt the way to keep his head in the game.
©2016 RJ Scott (P)2018 RJ Scott
A double shot of devastating news turns Justin Evanson's life upside down. When he learns his father has cancer, and he has siblings he never knew existed, he leaves everything behind and moves to Virginia to support his dad as he tries to make amends with his family - a family Justin's not sure he has a place in. Things go from bad to worse when he discovers his recent hookup is his newfound sister's brother-in-law. Drew Sinclair never expected to see Justin after their night at the club or to discover their family connection. If anyone found out, it would give Drew's brother another reason to hate him. But there's something about Justin that draws him in, and it's not only because they burn up the sheets together. One meeting leads to another, and before Justin realizes it, Drew has become the only thing in his world he feels is his. And for the first time in his life, Drew knows what it means to be needed. Being there for Justin and supporting him when things spiral out of control feels right. But with so much happening so quickly, it's hard to trust their feelings. Is this thing between them real? Or just a test drive before life forces them down two separate roads?
©2016 Riley Hart (P)2016 Tantor
A year ago, Kelly Cannon couldn't imagine he'd end up with his formerly straight best friend. It's hard to believe he can finally kiss Blue anytime he wants...as long as they're in private. And there's the rub. Despite Kelly's promise to wait until Blue is ready to come out, he's tired of sneaking around. The cracks in their relationship are starting to show, and there might not be enough Spackle in the world to fix them. Britton "Blue" Montgomery may not be the physics brainiac his boyfriend is, but he's not stupid. He knows Kelly isn't completely happy, but he's not ready to be the poster boy for bisexuals and gays in the NFL. He just wants to keep his head down, play the game he loves, and go home to the man he adores. Is that too much to ask? With the truth slowly coming to the surface, Blue must make a choice. If it means losing Kelly, there's no decision to make. He has to find enough courage to face the music and hope they'll survive the fallout. Man. Happily ever afters may not be just for Disney princesses, but they sure are a lot of work.
©2018 S. E. Harmon (P)2019 Tantor
The Hellions motorcycle club is a commitment for life, one Ruben "Ruby" Castillo believes in. His wife, Jenna "Vida" Natera de Castillo, has given her life to being his ol' lady and the mother to their three children. She takes her commitment to her man seriously. People change, and over time, passion can fizzle. Life for Jenna falls apart the day Ruby no longer says I do. Keeping the fires burning in a marriage is hard. Will the chaos of the club bring them back together, or is it what pulls them further apart? Will these two find the flame again? Will their love find a new spark on their heated ride through life?
©2016 Chelsea Camaron (P)2016 Tantor
Book four of the A Southern Thing series. Billy Miller never thought he'd be someone's hero. Jack had saved him when he was seven, and Dianne had encouraged him to always be true to himself. But when Billy meets Sawyer Fredericks, the game changes. Simple is no longer simple, and one plus one doesn't equal two. Sawyer has spent the last few years working hard to get ahead, and now it seems like his life is on track. Then Billy walks in, and Sawyer realizes that plans sometimes change. The chemistry is good, and the emotions are out of this world, but more than just Jack and Andrew are working to keep them apart. Once it seems like they have it all together, fate comes in to take everything away. Surviving takes more than just hanging tough. For Billy it's a life-altering decision.
©2014 Sara York (P)2015 Sara York
The Black Sheep's Secret Child A second chance with her son's secret father! Widow Savannah Caldwell faces the challenge of her life: begging Trent Caldwell - her former fling and late husband's brother - to save the family's ailing music business. That she's still attracted to Trent makes things hard; that Trent is her son's secret father makes things impossible! Trent is fiercely proud of making his own fortune despite his controlling father. And he's always believed his brother got the girl who should have been Trent's. Now he'll have the family business - and his brother's widow in the bargain. But will their romantic reunion be waylaid by Savannah's shocking baby secret? The Rancher Returns Discover New York Times best-selling author Brenda Jackson's The Westmoreland Legacy - a Navy SEAL returns to his ranch...and finds irresistible desire! Returning from active duty to find his ranch being dug up by a beautiful stranger isn't the homecoming Navy SEAL Gavin Blake expected. Layla Harris is convinced there's buried treasure on his land. But the only treasure this wealthy rancher wants to uncover is the professor's secret desires! When Layla unearths family secrets - and mysterious threats - he vows to do whatever it takes to protect her...even as her revelations change everything.
©2016 Harlequin Books S.A. (P)2016 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
Its not cheating if he sets her up with his best friend. Kelly has finally admitted her feelings for Joe, the construction worker who rocks her world as part of their friends-with-benefits arrangement. They are officially a couple now, but the sailing is far from smooth. Kellys religious family has excommunicated her for failing to repent from her sinful lifestyle. Joe does his best to comfort her but doesnt feel like hes truly successful until he enlists the help of his roommate, Rico, who has been enjoying the friends part of Kelly while Joes been getting the benefits. Does Rico have a place in their arrangement, or is he destined to watch from the outside as Joe and Kelly forge a relationship without him?
©2019 Mira Stanley (P)2020 Mira Stanley
Blair lost the love of her life when her fiancé, and father to their unborn child, went missing and was presumed dead. Returning to Hazard Falls, she must plan for her babys future without Grant by her side. Drake only intended to give his brother's baby a father, but a marriage of convenience grows into a genuine one when he and Blair fall in love and welcome two more children into their little family. Grants love for Blair was the only thing that kept him alive for six years in a North Korean prison camp until he was rescued. But she now belongs to his brother a fact Grant cant bring himself to face. When the woman he still loves and the son hes never met are in danger, Grant must do everything he can to protect them. But will his return to Hazard Falls destroy them all, or will Grant have the chance to win Blairs heart again, this time sharing her with his brother? Story contains MFM ménage relationship.
©2020 Samantha A. Cole (P)2020 Samantha A. Cole
When strange wolf-like creatures kidnap his girlfriend and his mother, Torrie and his friend Ian Silverstein join Torries father, Thorsen, and the mysterious "Uncle Hosea" on a rescue mission via a passageway to the exotic world from which Hosea and Thorsen had fled two decades earlier. Once entering the world of The Hidden Ways, they must battle gods, monsters and men, including the sinister Fire Duke, who seeks ultimate power and control of magical gems that can destroy the universe. Intrigue, swordplay and courage all loom large in this first novel of The Keeper of the Hidden Ways trilogy by best-selling author Joel Rosenberg, called by Mike Resnick "a major star in the fantasy firmament".
©1995 Joel Rosenberg (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Stepping Stone and Love Machine are but two of six fragments in the Crosstown to Oblivion short novels in which Walter Mosley entertainingly explores lifes cosmic questions. From lifes meaning to the nature of good and evil, these tales take us on speculative journeys beyond the reality we have come to know. In each tale, someone in our world today is given insight into these long pondered mysteries. But how would the world really receive the answers? Stepping Stone: Truman Pope has spent his whole life watching the world go by. A gentle, unassuming soul, he has worked in the mailroom of a large corporation for decades without making waves, until the day he spots a mysterious woman in yellow. A woman nobody else can see. Soon Truman's quiet life begins to turn upside-down. Love Machine: The brainchild of an eccentric, possibly deranged scientist, the "Love Machine" can merge individual psyches and memories into a collective Co-Mind. Tricked into joining the Co-Mind, as part of a master plan to take over the world, Lois Kim struggles to adapt to her new reality and abilities. Is there any way back to the life that was stolen from her, or is she destined to lead humanity into a strange new era??
©2013 Walter Mosley (P)2013 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Freeman, the new novel by Leonard Pitts, Jr., takes place in the first few months following the Confederate surrender and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Upon learning of Lee's surrender, Sam - a runaway slave who once worked for the Union Army - decides to leave his safe haven in Philadelphia and set out on foot to return to the war-torn South. What compels him on this almost-suicidal course is the desire to find his wife, the mother of his only child, whom he and their son left behind 15 years earlier on the Mississippi farm to which they all "belonged". At the same time, Sam's wife, Tilda, is being forced to walk at gunpoint with her owner and two of his other slaves from the charred remains of his Mississippi farm into Arkansas, in search of an undefined place that would still respect his entitlements as slave owner and Confederate officer. The book's third main character, Prudence, is a fearless, headstrong white woman of means who leaves her Boston home for Buford, Mississippi, to start a school for the former bondsmen, and thus honor her father's dying wish. At its core, Freeman is a love story - sweeping, generous, brutal, compassionate, patient - about the feelings people were determined to honor, despite the enormous constraints of the times. It is this aspect of the novel that should ensure it a strong, vocal, core audience of African-American women, who will help propel its likely critical acclaim to a wider audience. At the same time, this book addresses several themes that are still hotly debated today, some 145 years after the official end of the Civil War. Like Cold Mountain, Freeman illuminates the times and places it describes from a fresh perspective, with stunning results. It has the potential to become a classic addition to the literature dealing with this period. Few other novels so powerfully capture the pathos and possibility of the era, particularly as it reflects the ordeal of the black slaves grappling with the promise - and the terror - of their new status as free men and women.
©2012 Leonard Pitts, Jr. (P)2012 Tantor
When Cassidy begins painting her visions, she has no idea that she actually opens a door to the past. And behind that door are ghosts, ghosts that want to be seen and remembered. As the rookie member of the Gulf Coast Paranormal investigation team, Cassidy is eager to prove she has the skills required to make the cut, but will her eagerness to fit in place the team in supernatural danger? When a new client hires GCP to settle the spirits in the Crescent Theater, Midas, Sierra, Joshua, and Cassidy are put to the test. Will a century-old tragedy force the new owner to shutter the doors forever?
©2017 Monica L. Bullock (P)2018 Tantor
Have you ever felt like you were living your life for a future that was predetermined? Like there was some bigger picture you just prayed you would someday see clearly? That picture has been crystal clear to me since I was old enough to recognize it for just what it was. Or, I should say, recognize him for who he was. I've loved Cohen Cage since I was a small child. He's been my everything for the last 22 years. I've loved him through every girlfriend he's ever brought home. Through his college years and then mine. I've loved him through two deployments. And ever since the day I told him how I felt, he's acted like I'm a stranger. My name is Danielle Reid, and it's time for me to get my man. Our future is an unexpected fate, and no matter what our parents, siblings, and friends say...it's going to be worth every second of the fight to make it happen.
©2015 E.S. Harper (P)2015 Tantor
Can a persons life change in just one day? How about seven? This is the story of seven pivotal days in Evan Donaldsons life. Evan was a teenage street hustler when Father Valentin talked him into coming to Saint Bartholomews Academy. In that one day, Evans entire life changed. Thats the day he met his roommate, Clay Mueller, and the day Evan began to live. But Evans life would change again and again, from abuse to first love, to separation and heartbreak, and eventually to starting his own family. Through it all, whenever a door closed for Evan, a window opened, and the window was Clay. From the first day of finding faith and connecting with Clay through their relationships twists and turns, this is a glimpse into seven decisive days and the critical, amazing way a single moment can change destiny.
©2011 Andrew Grey (P)2011 Andrew Grey
It's typical of video game programmer Josiah Simmons to be the last one on the plane on the way to the biggest meeting of his career. Though he's (mostly) coping with his ADHD, he can't handle another distraction. But he also can't ignore his rugged seatmate - especially once he learns the military man's a fan of his game. Ryan Orson refuses to let his severe injuries pause his career as a Navy SEAL. He's got hours of grueling physical therapy ahead of him, and no time for anything that might get in the way of his return to active duty. But that doesn't mean he's above a little first-class flirtation with geeky-cute Josiah. When a delay strands the pair in St. Louis, they agree to share a hotel room and a night of gaming. Neither expects their new connection to move to the next level in the light of day. Opposites may attract, but is this game over before it's even begun? Book three of the #gaymers series.
©2016 Annabeth Albert (P)2016 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
A kinky bastard seduces a good girl...and gets more than he bargained for. Joe doesnt mind getting dirty on a construction site. He doesnt mind getting dirty in the bedroom, either. In fact, he prefers rough and nasty to sweet and wholesome. Until he crosses paths with preachers daughter Kelly and her little bull terrier. Suddenly, wholesome looks pretty damn good. Joe plans to tone down his kinky ways for her, but thats the last thing she wants. A scandalous proposition hints at a dirty girl behind Kellys innocent exterior. Good Girl amps up friends-with-benefits to a whole new level of sexy. Fans of Lauren Blakely and Alexa Riley will love the Dirty Minds series!
©2017 Mira Stanley (P)2019 Mira Stanley
Psychology student Ashlyn Drake's neat, orderly life takes a turn for the crazy when she finds the perfect subject for her amnesia thesis - a young man without any memory of his previous life, including the murder he's accused of committing. Against all common sense, Ashlyn's drawn to him like a moth to a flame. Perhaps it's that he's so incredibly male, and even handcuffed to his hospital bed, he could pass for a cologne ad - Scent de Insanity. Or perhaps it's because she's spent too many lonely nights studying. Either way, she's determined to help him solve the mystery of his past. She begins to unravel who he was before, using his cryptic tattoos and his paintings that scream of a dark past as her only clues. When she finally learns his secret, there's no telling which one is the real him, the gentle lover she's fallen for or the troubled man with a dark past.
©2012 Kendall Ryan (P)2013 Tantor
When friends-with-benefits pushes the boundaries of the heart, things get messy. Preachers daughter, Kelly, has a no-strings arrangement with construction worker Joe. They take turns fulfilling each others sexual fantasies. Kelly craves rough treatment, and on her first turn, Joe more than delivered. Now, its his turn to get exactly what he wants. Kelly is ready to be Joes fantasy girl, but when he pushes her limits in unexpected ways, she must decide whether their arrangement is worth the sacrifice. If she gives Joe what he wants, she risks losing her heart.
©2019 Mira Stanley (P)2019 Mira Stanley
Ruthless, controlling, a loner. All words the hospital staff used to describe Dr. Micah Steinberg - their next head of surgery. When a letter arrives from his grandmother's friend at the assisted living facility, his orderly world tilts dangerously out of control. Josh Rosen had everything until it was revealed much of his world was a lie. Forced to reevaluate his life, Josh gives up his career and returns home to New York City to care for his beloved grandmother. What Josh didn't figure on was an attraction to a man who on the surface, appears to be exactly like the life Josh chose to leave behind. As Micah struggles with the reality of his grandmother's illness, the bond these two share deepens, as Josh helps Micah heal, then open his heart. Micah discovers there is more to life than work, control and success. Josh is in deep but has yet to tell Micah who he really is. When the fight for the hospital's head of surgery turns ugly, Josh's past and present collide. Micah must let go of the past and accept who he is, if his life is going to move forward. Life is full of surprises, and as both Micah and Josh learn, love can happen whether you plan for it or not.
©2015 Felice Stevens (P)2015 Felice Stevens
Mia Monroe is running. Running from a person she doesn't ever want to find her. Running from a past she doesn't ever want anyone to know. Desperate to find a future that yesterday she could only dream of having.Jordan Matthews likes easy. Easy women. Easy life. Then he meets Mia. She's damaged, troubled, and has more baggage than any person can carry. But the more Jordan gets to know Mia - for the first time in his life - he finds himself wanting to try hard for something, for someone...for her. And then life isn't so easy anymore. Jordan is everything Mia shouldn't want. A tattooed, cocky bad boy who made his money at poker tables and picked his women up in bars. Yet Mia finds herself falling for him. Then the past Mia was running from quickly starts to catch up with her. Because that's the problem with running...you have to stop sometime.And when you stop, you get caught.
©2013 Samantha Towle (P)2014 Tantor
Sebastian Stark just isn't cut out for normal life with a girlfriend in the hot and humid city of Miami. All in all, he'd rather be back on the island where it was just the two of them, and he could keep everything in balance. The bar down the street tempts him daily, but he's determined to remain strong. Adjusting to normal life is difficult, but Bastian is doing his best to keep himself together and the nightmares away. Raine's happy, and that's what matters to him the most. But not all nightmares can be driven away. When Bastian's former mentor comes into the picture and presents him with an ultimatum, Bastian slips into old habits. Though he wants to shield Raine from the truth, the shady circumstances of his past form into a hurricane he can't control. In an effort to protect her, Bastian has no choice but to throw himself back into his old job - death match tournaments - just one last time. Dropped into the arctic wilderness with weapons loaded, Bastian has to compete against representatives from major crime lords all over the states. He's studied his competition, he knows their weaknesses, and he's ready to battle for the woman he loves. There's only one opponent in the mix that causes him any concern. In order to guarantee Raine's safety, Bastian will be pitted against the key hit man for Chicago's largest mob family - a guy who's known as one hell of a shot. A guy named Evan Arden. Contains mature themes.
©2014 Shay Savage, LLC (P)2019 Tantor
Christmas is a time for giving - what do you do when no one gives a damn? For Zachary Weston Christmas means sleeping on a churchyard bench in the freezing snow with nothing better in his future. Thrown out of his home for being gay, he is left without money or, it seems, anywhere to go. Until a stranger shows him that some people do give a lot more than a damn. Ben Hamilton is a rookie cop in his small home town. He finds a young throwaway, fresh from the city, sleeping on a bench in the churchyard on a snowy Christmas Eve. Can he be the one to give Zachary his own Christmas miracle?
©2010, 2012 RJ Scott (P)2014 RJ Scott
A good girl gives her dirty mind free rein...but nothing comes without a price. After a brush with violence, preachers-daughter Kelly decides life is too short to keep denying her dark desires. Its time to explore her pent-up sensual side. And she knows just the man to help. Joe is every dirty-talking bad boy shes ever daydreamed about, and he seems more than willing to make her fantasies reality. But hes not about to let her use him without getting something in return. Joe drives a hard bargain, and Kelly has to decide how far shes willing to go to keep him in her bed. Fans of Lauren Blakely will love the Dirty Minds series. Ten sizzling stories, one kinky couple.
©2016 Mira Stanley (P)2019 Mira Stanley
When a photographer witnesses a violent crime in New York's Lower East Side, he hunts down the missing camera that may hold answers Eugene is a midwesterner living in New York, an erstwhile Catholic and not-quite-openly-gay photographer. When a Holy Week pageant in the gritty Lower East Side erupts into a riot, he is sucked into the city's shadowy depths. While photographing the parade, Eugene has his eye on a handsome teen, but when things turn violent the youth is stabbed and Eugene's camera is stolen. To find the camera and its precious film, which may provide evidence, Eugene has to become acquainted with a seedy, unfamiliar world, and hold on to his sanity in the process. In Such Dark Places is a thrilling debut novel of awakening and obsession.
©1978 Joseph Caldwell (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
"The story draws you in from the first scene and never releases its hold until the final sentence." (5 of 5 nymphs, Scandalous Minx at Literary Nymphs) "With secondary characters that are just as strongly written and a story that runs smoothly this engrossing story will keep the reader's attention till the very last page." (5 of 5 stars, Lydia at Rainbow Reviews) Change of Heart: Book one As a young gay man - and a werepanther - all Jin Rayne yearns for is a normal life. Having fled his past, he wants nothing more than to start over, but Jins old life doesnt want to let him go. When his travels bring him to a new city, he crosses paths with the leader of the local were-tribe. Logan Church is a shock and an enigma, and Jin fears that Logan is both the mate he fears and the love of his life. Jin doesn't want to go back to the old ways, and mating would irrevocably tie him to them. But Jin is the mate Logan needs at his side to help him lead his tribe, and he won't give Jin up so easily. It will take time and trust for Jin to discover the joy in belonging to Logan and how to love without restraint.
©2009 Mary Calmes (P)2020 Dreamspinner Press
After the untimely death of his older brother, six-year-old Prince Amenhotep IV becomes the unlikely heir to the Egyptian throne, the most powerful kingship in the ancient world. By the time he becomes pharaoh over a decade later, the growing influence of the wealthy and corrupt Amun priesthood threatens to undermine his sovereignty. Desperate to maintain power, Amenhotep outlaws the Amun religion, renames himself Akenaten, and proclaims himself the living incarnation of a single, all-powerful deity - the Aten, or sun. With the help of his headstrong mother, Queen Ty, and his beautiful wife, Nefertiti, Akenaten erects a new capital in the desert and entices thousands of citizens to uproot their lives and join him there. But the magnificent new capital harbors a host of new threats: betrayals, curses, conniving relatives, murderous jealousies, plagues, famine, hidden heretics, and foreign enemies. Inspired by the Hittite and Amarna letters of the 14th century B.C.E., Valley of the Kings: The 18th Dynasty is a novel of intrigue, passion, and betrayal, resurrecting the thrilling story of a singular leader whose beliefs were both visionary and disastrous.
©2016 Terry Coffey (P)2017 Tantor
Born into a life of privilege and secrets, Nora Blakely has everything any 19-year-old girl could desire. She's an accomplished pianist, a Texas beauty queen, and on her way to Princeton after high school. She's perfect. Leaving behind her million-dollar mansion and Jimmy Choos, she becomes a girl hell-bent on pushing the limits with alcohol, drugs, and meaningless sex. Then she meets her soul mate. But he doesn't want her. When it comes to girls, 25-year-old Leo Tate has one rule: never fall in love. His gym and his brother are all he cares about...until he meets Nora. He resists the pull of their attraction, hung up on their six-year age difference. As they struggle to stay away from each other, secrets will be revealed, tempers will flare, and hearts will be broken.
©2013 Ilsa Madden-Mills (P)2014 Tantor
Greg Cage was born to protect. While growing up, he was his mother and sister's shield against the world... until he failed. For the last decade, he has carried that guilt and need for vengeance around. Now, with his best friend getting married and no longer needing his protection, he is even more lost, completely adrift, and desperate for some control. Melissa Larson will never let anyone hold the reins in her life. She has been the rock in her family for more years than she can remember, and the fight to keep them together is her main priority right now. The second Greg locks eyes with Meli, he knows that she is someone he needs. Someone he craves. Meli knew the second she met Greg that he would be nothing but trouble and heartache. Her life takes an unexpected turn, and that bitch Fate is back to wreak more havoc on another member of the Corps family. Contains mature themes.
©2013 E.S. Harper (P)2014 Tantor
He's an introvert. She's an extrovert. He's celibate. She's...not. What could possibly go wrong? It started with a little white lie.... Lindsay Winthrop's weekly podcast on sex and dating has garnered thousands of listeners across the country, thanks to experience with a loving fiancé she's been with for years. Except, her husband-to-be doesn't exist, and now she's in a bind. With a book deal on the line, she has to find a man fast, and Malik Brooks might be just the man she's looking for. If he knows what's good for him, he'll stay away from her.... A few years ago, Malik gave up sex and now works hard as a metal sculptor. In doing so, he's created enough pieces to fill a gallery, and his vow of celibacy has kept him focused. When a major deal falls through, Lindsay makes him an offer he can't refuse, and all he has to do is pretend to be her fiancé. Sounds easy at first, but after one kiss, he wants more. Then, things really get interesting.
©2018 Delaney Diamond (P)2021 Delaney Diamond
Can a New York cop and a teacher find love in the city at Christmas? It's been far too long since Christian Matthews has seen Daniel Bailey. In fact, the last time they met, Chris was a senior in college and he was the TA tasked with helping Daniel who was a way too confident freshman. Seven years down the road, Chris is licking his wounds after being asked to leave the private school where he was teaching. He has no job, no money, and has to rely on his friend, Amelia, for the job and a room to live in. He needs a freaking Christmas miracle to make this season anything other than a total loss. Then Daniel comes back into his life, and suddenly everything seems possible. Not only is Daniel still the man Christian wants more than anything, but this time Chris may well actually tell Daniel how he feels.
©2012 RJ Scott (P)2015 RJ Scott