Unlucky in love, Maddie LaRocque moves to Calgary at the urging of her college roommate. Maddie’s luck goes from bad to worse when she’s laid off from her job two months before Christmas. Undeterred, she sets up a gift wrapping business in the lobby of the Drummond Building in downtown Calgary where she meets Annie, a ten-year-old who has recently lost her parents.
When Maddie falls into the arms of the building’s maintenance man it looks as though her luck is changing, but she soon learns that Brent isn’t who she thought he was.
Maddie’s roommate Lily hasn’t fared too well in the romance department either, having been used for her beauty and Asian heritage by a man in Calgary.
The moment Chase Drummond spots Lily, he’s stunned by her beauty, but Lily resists his advances, unwilling to have her heart broken by the most eligible bachelor in town.
Will a young orphan girl be able to convince the two women that love is the best gift of all this Christmas?
Tori Lewis can hardly wait for her Christmas Eve wedding to handsome Joe Clarke. But her friends and family don’t think it’s prudent to marry someone you just met. There’s something about him, though. She’s never felt safer in her life. The only question is — does she have to tell him all her secrets before the wedding?
Joe Clarke expected to be a happy superhero bachelor for years to come. But after meeting Tori Lewis on Halloween, he can’t get her out of his head. Marrying a woman he barely knows is hands-down the craziest thing he’s ever done. So how does he explain himself to a woman who doesn’t believe in superheroes?
…AND CHRISTMAS FIENDS
Meanwhile, the city is going through a Christmastime crime spree. In addition to the usual madness and thievery, a gang of robbers is targeting mall shoppers. Joe must juggle his wedding duties with his alter ego Superhero X’s commitment to protect the citizens of Double Bay.
Will it all come together without ruining the perfect Christmas wedding?
Celebrate a Classic Regency Christmas at Keegain Manor.
No one is prepared for this Christmas Arrival…
Lady Jane, The Countess of Keegain, and her sister, Miss Julia Bellevue consider how to share the holiday cheer while snowed in with trying relatives and over-zealous friends.
The stress of the holidays is compounded by the eminent birth of Jane’s baby.
Jane’s friend Connie shares unsolicited advice about…well…practically everything, but even she is not prepared for this Christmas arrival.
As the holiday and Jane’s time draw near, Lord Keegain, The Baron Fawkland and Miss Julia Bellevue must take over the Christmas preparations and much more besides in an attempt to stave off tragedy.
Will this Christmas season end in joy or heartbreak?
Enjoy this sweet and heartwarming short story with many of your favorite characters from The Baron in Bath.
Jennifer Jane (JJ) Watson has spent ten Christmases in a maximum-security prison.The last thing she expected was to get early parole, along with a job on a remote Canadian cattle ranch serving Christmas holiday dinners to three of the sexiest cowboys she’s ever met!
Rafe, Brady and Dan thought they were getting male ex-cons to help out around their secluded ranch, but instead they got an attractive and very appealing female. In the snowbound wilds of Northern Ontario, female companionship is rare. It’s a good thing the three men like to share…
Christmas is coming once again to Moose Ranch and with JJ’s due date approaching, she’s distracting herself from anxiety attacks by keeping herself ultra-busy preparing for the arrival of her baby, and planning Moose Ranch’s first annual Christmas party!
In having a wee baby on the way, there’s alot of stress for Brady, Rafe and Dan. Especially due to JJ’s decision on having a wilderness mid-wife deliver the baby at their secluded ranch – with all of them present for the birth! But their concerns don’t stop the men from showing JJ how much they love her…out of bed and in!
With wicked snowstorms, a grounded bush plane, a cheerful holiday party, plenty of presents and a sweet baby on the way, the owners of Moose Ranch know this will be one sparkling Christmas season they won’t soon forget…
Melissa Lane, Girl Detective, must solve a crime of stolen lunch money with her two helpers. The Head Mistress, Mrs. Inverarity, tries to stop her because Melissa might embarrass the School. She works through the clues and suspects in a professional way until she discovers the truth, with the help of two friends. But the culprits surprise everyone with the reason the money was stolen. In the process Melissa also solves another problem
The Dead Rise
Trapped in the shower by the monster that was once her husband, Morgan’s survival hinges on her willingness to kill the man she loves. She escapes, only to find that the horror has spread and now threatens everything she holds dear.
Logan returns to his childhood home and teams up with Max, an army deserter who is racing against time to save his family. Together, they face the real possibility that everyone they know is already dead. Or worse, undead.
As the sun sets against the backdrop of the Free State veldt and living nightmares walk the streets in the shape of their loved one’s bodies, humanity’s last hope rests in the hands of ordinary men and women called to do extraordinary things. Can they Last Another Day?
Welcome To Two Moon follows the adventures of Lyria Grant as she and her father move into one of the most scientifically progressive towns in the Old West; it combines the tenacious quickfire of a western with industrial-but-better fantasy steampunk inventions, adding a dash of scientific sourcery to the picturesque western landscape. Two Moon’s lands are rich in metal ores and its citizens take full advantage of it, creating a gleaming contrast to surrounding towns and proudly displaying clockwork details on every building. Spitfire scientist and inventor Lyria Grant moves with her father from Philadelphia to Two Moon, excited for the custom laboratory her father has promised her. However, when she sees that Two Moon still suffers from Wild West problems, Lyria dons the disguise of her favorite dime novel hero, The Western Star, and vows to use her inventions & ingenuity to fight injustice herself. Although she plans to carry out her vigilante plans herself, she meets Zane, a tall, handsome cowboy who may have a few secrets himself.
A wave of infection, the Jackson Virus, has swept the world, leaving in its wake a terrifying apocalyptic wasteland populated by wild cleanskin survivor groups and the ravenous, infected night predators – the jacks. In this nightmare landscape, one of the last remaining sanctuaries is Kulin Wallcom, a community enclosed by a 10-metre wall patrolled by what’s left of the military. The wallcoms are the last remaining bastions of defence and security in a world gone over the edge.
But the people of Kulin can’t stay behind their wall forever.
Recovery expert, John Bradley, is part of a major operation into the wasteland looking to not only ensure the survival of Kulin by bringing back critical supplies from the abandoned Southstone Supermall, but, more crucially, to also locate and extract the only person left who may be able to reverse the tide of infection.
However, the mission faces danger at every turn. It seems to be compromised from the inside, Southstone is thought to be an impossible target overrun with infected, and wasteland survivor bands, led by the psychopathic wasteland leader, the Headhunter, are bent on making sure the operation has to fight each step of the way to get back to the wallcom before nightfall.
Because that’s when the jacks come out.
And they will find you.
Welcome to the world of The Fall.
In “Send Me”, the editor Stephanie Markham gathers the last installments of Paul Kingsley’s stories concerning American wars in the 17th and 20th centuries and concludes her memoir of her part in the struggle against a destructive cult called the Scythians. She also discovers how to resist and drive away the devil that pesters her from time to time.
A main feature of the novel is the stories and novellas of Paul Kingsley, a veteran, teacher, journalist, and father of three. Adopted into a quintessentially middle class American family when he was an infant, he learned in his early 20’s that his biological father was an ideologue who revived the Scythian cult that has plans to reform society by tyranny. The news about his origins shocked Kingsley deeply. He felt a need to separate himself from his father’s designs and affirm his American identity, so he joined the American army at the start at the start of a war in Asia, a decision that leads him to become the kind of witness he believes a healthy society needs.
“Send Me” describes Kingsley’s last encounter with the Scythians and their present leader, Bertram Hungerford. The novel also includes three novellas: one describes the end of a war between natives and colonists in the 1670’s, the other tells about native people in the aftermath of the war, while the third recounts how Paul Kingsley’s son fights the Scythians.
Like other novels in the “Witnesses” series, this one explores the ability of powerless people to cope with big challenges they didn’t create and can’t resolve on their own. “Send Me” portrays the common desire to be active and our capacity to deepen understanding and share with others what we’ve learned.
Chase Hawks had a good handle on life. Between his small spread in Arizona, his success on the rodeo circuit and a bevy of beautiful women always available to satisfy his urges, he figured he had control over his life.
Then fate intervened. He ran over a woman. Literally. Hit her with his truck.
Ana Stillwater had no control over her life. She’d skipped out on an abusive husband with three hundred dollars, a car that was on its last leg and a hawk named Fergi. She figured life couldn’t get any worse.
Then it did. Her car breaks down in Arizona and if that isn’t enough, she gets hit by a truck.
Which brings up the question: Just what happens when a rational, down-to-earth rancher hooks up with a quirky new age witch who can give him a hard one with just a look and likes to dance naked under the moon?
There’s nothing like finding out you have breast cancer to make you take a second look at your life. Along with the diagnosis, Ariana finds a new reason to live when she meets tattoo artist Blaine Bennett. But Blaine’s reaction when she informs him of the pending double mastectomy isn’t what she expected. Can two people who so obviously belong together deal with the outside forces keeping them apart?
Each book in the ‘Forever’ series focuses on a woman at a crossroads in her life. These romances contain no graphic sex, but instead focus on the woman’s story, and how her journey leads to love.
Napoleon Oliveira never allowed anything to come between him and his dream. And yet a single clerical error has halted what he’s spent the last ten years working for.
Myla Alluri grew up knowing the lie was the only thing that protected her. Once free to live her life as she wished, she finds she’s still bound by her past. Breaking free would jeopardize the people who risked everything to save her.
When their paths cross their attraction is undeniable. Her lie is the one thing that stands between them and a future together.
Can he love her without knowing the truth or will she risk it all for him?
Better to be judged by 12 than carried by six…
Experience the non-stop action, suspense and mystery and thrills of the latest in the best selling legal thriller series from the legal thriller author critics hail as: “One of the strongest thriller writers on the scene.”
This fast-paced, action-packed legal and military thriller introduces us to 26-year-old Captain Ryan Bennington, in command of a company during the Iraq War and fighting a faceless enemy in the global war on terror, where a split-second decision could mean the difference between killing an innocent civilian or losing an entire platoon to a suicide bomber. Ryan survives the war and comes home to conquer PTSD and chronic unemployment, only to be arrested for following the orders of his Commander to kill suspected Al-Qaeda terrorists in a small Iraqi village, who turn out, after the raid, to be civilians.
Lawyer Brent Marks takes on Ryan’s defense in his court-martial trial, which will reveal the deepest, darkest secrets of the military industrial complex. In their search for a scapegoat, have the powers-that-be gone too far this time?
Three years ago, wealthy heiress Xandra Collins vanished without a trace, leaving her 100-year-old mansion abandoned. One mind-bending clue was hidden underneath the velvet lining of her jewelry box: GL URMW NB WR@+B, BLF NFHG TL Y@XP GL GS% SRWW%M U&LL+
Thirteen-year-old detective Skylar Robbins moves into the multi-level mansion with her family and immediately takes the case. The heiress’s body was never recovered. A sinister stalker mentioned in her diary may have been a close relative. Or was a perfect stranger to blame?
Pacific Middle School bullies label Skylar’s detective agency a joke. Skylar and her assistant detective Alexa must decode the secret message in time to crack a new case and save their reputations at Pacific. They team up with Daniel Gannon—the most brilliant boy in middle school—to solve the mystery of the heiress’s disappearance.
Decoding the message opens the door to a world of danger. Now Xandra’s stalker is after Skylar! The team uses their detective tools and sleuthing skills to piece together a complicated puzzle. Inside the mansion, a trap door leads to a secret passageway. Skylar’s ultraviolet light illuminates a shocking mural, painted on the wall inside a hidden floor. Poems in Xandra’s diary contain clues that lead to a mysterious key. Skylar and Daniel must brave life-threatening waves and menacing enemies to locate the lock. Can they determine how the heiress went missing…before Skylar suffers the same fate?
A hilarious story of a simple man that blows his minuscule IRA to play some of the world’s famous golf courses in the home of Golf, Scotland. Stubborn as Jeff is, he knew he could do better than the “golf tours” offered by many companies. As a result, the book is a tee by tee description of Jeff’s trip from deciding which courses to play, how much he wanted to spend, the trials of driving on the wrong side of the road, and the simple beauty of Scotland. Here is my story. – Jeff Foulk
She’s my best friend
And she wants me to knock her up
So, so single.
Everything was perfect
My hard work had paid off, I was set to make senior partner
There was just one thing missing
A baby. I want a family of my own without the hassle of a man
Luckily, I know exactly how to solve my baby-making dilemma
My best friend
It’ll all be strictly clinical of course, no fuss, no muss
Because that’s what I want right?
Tennis bad boy.
I was at the top of my game. Winning tournaments, making money and partying
Life was perfect
Then my best friend asked the impossible
She wants me to father her child, be her sperm donor
She’s my closest friend in the whole world
This could ruin what we have
Then why can’t I stop thinking about giving her a baby?
The old-fashioned way. The sweaty, hot and dirty way
A job worth dying for, a love worth fighting for.
Undercover ICE agent Madi Reynolds has spent years infiltrating a human-trafficking ring, but when her life is threatened, she is forced to walk away and advised to leave the country. Undeterred, she continues her plan to attend her brother’s Christmas wedding, with her partner assigned as her bodyguard. But after seeing Brice care for her niece, she finds it’s more than her life that needs protecting. Is there really any defense for the heart?
War Veteran and ICE agent Brice Johnson has been defending his country and American lives for as long as he can remember. Now, he faces the biggest assignment of his life–protect the woman he loves. He’s never been one to run from a fight, but when an old flame butts in expecting a second chance with Madi, and crippling visions of war call out to him, he begins to wonder if surrender is an option after all.
A man hiding from his past and a woman running from hers.
Two people from different worlds who know one another only from what they have shared with one another in Facebook messages. They’ve never heard the other’s voice, or seen a photo.
Analise Becke writes romance with western heroes, men she has dreamed up by combining the looks of her favorite western actor with the qualities she discovers in her online chats with the Texas rancher, Riley Morgan. She’s cooked up more than a few fantasies about Riley over the last year, but knows them for what they are — fantasies of a lonely woman whose marriage is falling apart.
Riley looks forward to the online chats more than he is willing to admit but has never considered asking what she looks like. She’s just an online friend. Yeah, they have a connection, but certainly not enough to even consider that a face-to-face meeting will spark anything other than a solidification of their friendship.
Riley Morgan and Analise Becke are in for a big surprise – actually a series of surprises. Their lives are about to be turned upside down as passion and danger come to Cotton Creek, Texas.
And they say nothing ever happens in Cotton Creek.
When an evil archdemon preys upon the Grove’s young, C.L.A.W. member Grant Smith is eager to hunt down those responsible for kidnapping the shifter children. Grant’s fervor dies quickly when his Omega assigns him to train recruit Cristia Hartwell, a sexy shifter that is more a distraction than an asset.
They venture out in search of the children until a snowstorm forces Grant and Cristia to seek shelter in a nearby cave. Can he resist her allure and remain professional, or will his desire smother his rational thought?
One thing is undeniable. The fire Grant builds to warm her frozen toes pales in comparison to the passion burning between them. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
There’s no soft in war…
Mira survived years in a secret prison, one she must return to and somehow rescue the people she left behind. The so-called peace treaty between the Paraspecies and humanity is fracturing, but she must seek help from the Alpha wolf she left behind. But how can she prove an imprisonment she barely believes herself?
He’ll risk anything for another chance…
The Impure female from his past returns with a tale too gruesome to be false. The human government has imprisoned the genetically tainted humans they ostracized. Adrik wants to help, but the pack and Redemption are in turmoil. Dare he risk them all for one woman?