Thaddeus Murfee is a young criminal lawyer. He has a wife, kids, and a strong sense of justice.
Yet, all of that is about to change forever. And there is nothing he can do to stop it.
Or is there?
A longtime friend has been arrested for driving drunk and causing a death. The friend also happens to be the District Attorney. Thaddeus agrees to meet. He learns about the DA’s drinking. He learns that the DA’s wife is on the prowl with strange men, and the DA is dangerously close to murder.
Thaddeus sets out to defend. Two months in, he is savagely attacked. His office puts in a call to Christine Susmann. His old paralegal drops what she is doing and hurries to his side. Together again, Thaddeus and Christine mount their defense of the DA and mount their drive to bring Thaddeus back to health.
At last the case goes to trial. For the first time ever, Thaddeus is unsure of his abilities in front of a jury. He stumbles. Will he recover and carry the fight?
A tense courtroom drama emerges and–
14-year-old Pete Green woke up knowing only three things: his name, his age and the fact that he was dead.
All he has are pajamas, a tie and a one-way bus ticket to a boarding school in AfterLife. Despite losing his memories, he can’t shake the feeling that he’s left something very important unresolved in the land of the living…
Pete arrives at Mrs. Battinsworth’s Academy & Haven for Unliving Boys and Girls, a school with vampires in the teachers’ lounge and monsters in the cafeteria. As he tries to fit in with his new supernatural classmates, he learns he has unique talents of his own. But when memories from his old life emerge, Pete realizes his family is in grave danger…
The newly unliving boy must rely on new friends and incredible powers to save the ones he loves…
The Dead Orphanage is the captivating first installment in an action-packed YA fantasy series. If you like fun-filled adventures, fully-realized new worlds, and unlikely heroes, then you’ll love A.A. Allsop’s coming-of-age tale.
The Java Cupid can’t help but match two lonely people with broken hearts.
Lori Metcalf is a widow who has never been anyone’s priority. She’s never felt loved or honored. Her husband died after putting his own needs and desires before hers. Her children, now grown, have followed in his footsteps. She’s lonely but knows no one will ever notice her. Is it too much to ask that she be someone’s priority?
Rigs Peris is a retired Navy Seal turned security consultant. He knows he messed up in the past putting Duty and Country before his family. Now he’s lost and alone. He wants a chance to find love and to make a woman the priority in his life. Can an old sailor learn new tricks or is he doomed to repeat the mistakes of his past?
Will Lori and Rigs find the love they are searching for? Can Rigs put anyone above what he feels is his duty? Can Lori let go of the pain and hurts of the past? Together can they find a way to make love the priority in their lives? Or did the Java Cupid put the wrong couple together? Can these two make loving each other their Java Priority?
I knew he was trouble!
Tall, dark and dangerous, with an attitude to match.
I should have known from the first moment I felt his hard, musclebound body, inked to perfection, pressed against mine.
He controls me in every way- his to do whatever he wants. What he desires may be more than I am willing to give.
Two weeks is the contract – fulfill his ultimate fantasy and walk away richer than I could ever dream of.
Two weeks is a long time when you’re living a nightmare. This could end up costing me everything.
Maddie Chester is determined to leave her hometown of Gansett Island, a place that has brought her only bad memories and ugly rumors. Then she’s knocked off her bike on the way to her housekeeping job at McCarthy’s Resort Hotel by Gansett’s “favorite son,” Mac McCarthy. He’s back in town to help his father with preparations to sell the family resort and has no intention of staying long. When Mac accidentally sends Maddie flying over the handlebars, badly injuring her, he moves in to nurse her back to health and help care for her young son. He soon realizes his plans for a hit-and-run visit to the island are in serious jeopardy, and he just may be “maid” for love.
Corporate spy Brina Kingston is sent to steal the latest billion-dollar technology from the hottest bachelor in America, tech billionaire Luke Maxwell. But Brina soon finds herself in over her head, battling her conscience and Luke’s irresistible sex appeal. Now she must choose between the most important assignment of her career and the sexy billionaire in her bed.
Things are going great for Lexy Baker. She’s finally opened her dream bakery, gotten rid of her cheating boyfriend and settled into her grandmothers house with her perky dog Sprinkles at her side.
But her blissful life doesn’t last long. When her ex boyfriend is found poisoned with cupcakes from her bakery, Lexy finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation headed up by her hunky neighbor detective Jack Perillo.
With the help of a gang of iPad toting, would-be detective grandmothers, Lexy decides to take it upon herself to find the real murderer in order to clear her name and get her bakery back in business.
As things heat up on the murder trail, in the kitchen and between Lexy and the hunky detective, it’s a race against time to put the real murderer behind bars and get back to baking.
Will Lexy get her man?
Meet Yesheb al Tobbanoft: Rich. Handsome. Psychotic. Deadly.
Yesheb’s delusional voices whisper in his ear that he is the Beast of Babylon from Gabriella Carmichael’s novel about demons. So he turns up at a book-signing and then stalks her, determined to make her his bride—and to slaughter her son as a human sacrifice, a blood offering to seal their union.
Gabriella and her family run from the lunatic back through her memories to a childhood summer and a cabin called St. Elmo’s Fire–where she discovers that facing the demons from her past is as difficult and dangerous as escaping the one who stalks her. And where she encounters again the magic of a single perfect bristlecone pine tree that saved her life when she was eight years old.
When Yesheb shows up and corners his prey on the mountainside, the only thing that stands between Gabriella and the madness of a homicidal psychopath is the power of that tree.
A tree that maybe…just maybe…peeked out of the ground on a Colorado mountainside at the moment a man named Jesus breathed his last breath on another tree on the other side of the planet two thousand years ago.
Thirteen-year-old sleuth Skylar Robbins plans to become a private detective like her grandfather. Stuck at her bullying cousin Gwendolyn’s Malibu estate for the summer, Skylar brings her fingerprinting kit, portable spy tools, and her journal for taking notes in secret code. She had no idea how dangerous the next eight weeks would prove to be.
As soon as Skylar gets to Malibu, mysterious things begin to happen. She discovers a hidden garden behind a rusted gate in Gwendolyn’s huge back yard. Her new friend Kat, who claims to be a witch, recognizes magical elements throughout the garden and declares it the perfect place to perform spells.
“We are going to grow gems.”
“Grow what?” There was no way I heard her right.
Kat’s eyes gleamed. “Gems. You know, rubies, emeralds, sapphires? Gems!”
Ignoring the rising tide, they sneak down to the beach at midnight and search three caves for magic seeds to plant in the abandoned garden. Practical Skylar didn’t believe in magic. Until their spells begin to work.
Jack Winchester was everything to me growing up.
With his burning blue eyes, Army Ranger-fit body and chestnut hair cropped to military perfection.
Too bad Jack only saw me as his sister’s annoying best friend.
Then came Halloween, and everything changed.
I was back home in Lucky Flats after a decade in the Army.
But everything was different.
The little girl who used to chase me around was now a knockout.
With bombshell curves and a tongue as dirty as any Ranger I knew.
It was just supposed to be a Halloween party.
But I couldn’t stay away.
And now everything is falling apart.
It’s the year 2017, and the Grand Riviera, a colossal Mediterranean cruise ship, unknowingly pairs the good, with the bad, and the ugly. Touring the ancient isles of the beautiful sea becomes the least significant event when all three personality types meet to disrupt the world of carefree days and fun-filled nights. Marine reservist, Lt. Jack Armstrong, sent aboard ship on a confidential mission by an elite member of the Washington, D.C. Naval Command, is tasked with ferreting out the bad. Along the way, Jack falls madly in love with the good, meets crewmates with engaging, at times, humorous personalities—all while he searches for the bad and the ugly on his own—maybe.
Clueless to the underlying causes of his shipboard placement, Jack, the Naval Academy graduate and Marine Corps pilot, obeys the mission forced upon him yet assumes his fast-paced, undercover task with charm, initiative, and increasing humor. Jack and his new band of merry, but stumbling partners overcome kidnapping, mayhem, and murder while the FBI and Homeland Security remain baffled to the upsetting finale. Stay Tuned for a dramatic climax that
Sometimes love blossoms in the most unlikely places. Like many small towns, Chance California is losing businesses and residents at an alarming rate. Can five women who suffered recent heartbreak put their energies into stopping the town’s decline? In this short prequel, get to know the women who join forces to bring new businesses, new residents and new life to their town. And who knows… they just might find that elusive love at the same time.
She enters the tattoo shop with an envelope full of memories and a heart filled with longing. What she leaves with is more than she dreamed of, and it just might be the first step to healing the wounds of the past.
When helicopters and armored vehicles filled with soldiers in hazmat suits quarantine the small mountain town of Resurrection, Colorado, Sheriff Rick Johnson feels like the Jihadi wars have followed him home. But while the town follows martial law out of fear of a virus released into the air, Rick isn’t buying the official version of events. As he investigates, the cover story unravels and he discovers the military’s presence and the salvation they offer isn’t what it seems.
“Lady, if I were you, I’d get the hell away from here ‘cause when I make it up this hill, I’m gonna be looking for you.” Lucky Coalson’s luck has run out. His ex-wife turned out to be a con artist; his business is in a shambles, and he’s been tossed into a muddy river by a smart assed feminist with a chip on her shoulder. Things couldn’t get much worse…or so he thought.
When Lucky’s accused of murdering his ex-wife, the Coalson family enlists the help of a private investigator to gather the clues necessary to prove his innocence. Little did they know that Renee Morgan is the same woman that sent Lucky scrambling up a sodden river bank at the height of a storm.
The two square off immediately, but Renee’s admiration of the Coalson family, despite her dislike of Lucky, is the deciding factor in her acceptance of the job. And although Lucky bristles every time she speaks, he grudgingly respects her intelligence and savvy skills as a private investigator.
As the hunt for the killer escalates, the two find they are not the only ones looking for the mysterious assassin. And the other people are more than willing to take out anyone that gets in their way, including those that Lucky and Renee hold dear to their hearts.
In a moment of passion that rocks them to the core, they realize their love may be forged in fire, but both have been badly burned by past lovers, and too stubborn to admit the truth. Can they find a way around their fears, or will Lucky’s ex-wife continue to plague him from the grave?
An inexplicable pregnancy…
Tara folded and unfolded the pink referral slip. Her fingers made sweat marks on the paper. “I can’t be pregnant. I haven’t had sex.”
Lisa M. Lilly’s heart pounding supernatural thriller, The Awakening, tells the story of one young woman who finds her life at risk over a phenomenon she cannot understand.
Tara Spencer is at a loss. She recently learned she is pregnant, despite never having had sex. Her fiancé breaks up with her, convinced she cheated on him, her plans for medical school are derailed, and even her parents and best friend doubt her story.
A powerful cult…
Only a stranger, Cyril Woods, claims to believe that Tara is still a virgin. A member of The Brotherhood religious order, Cyril tells her the child is a possible new messiah. But when prenatal tests reveal shocking information, The Brotherhood, fearing Tara will trigger an Apocalypse, becomes her enemy.
As the forces aligned against her close in, Tara fights for her life, seeking a safe place to give birth and the answer to one question:
Are she and her child meant to save the world or destroy it?
When Layla awakens tied down to a slab of stone and watching a sunset that should not exist, all she remembers is running. She can recall nothing beyond the cold ground at her feet and the sheer terror of being captured and brought wherever she was. Only the brief appearance of a beautiful man by her side comforts her, but he soon disappears and she finds herself handed over to a group of strange women who tell her that she has been chosen by the youngest prince of a planet she never even knew existed. She is to become his nurturer, a woman enslaved and expected to attend to his every whim.
Will whatever waits for her in her role as a nurturer be worth all of the memories that have disappeared from her mind? Or will she have a chance to escape and return to the world she doesn’t remember?
An entertainer gets into serious trouble & strives to recover. Decades later, actors stage a play about him.
Bosworth Hooper is a fictional entertainer – a stage magician, stand-up comic, songwriter – who lived in the mid-19th century and got into serious trouble after ambition led him to stray from his vocation. “Brief Lives” answers the question, “Can Hooper hold together the family he loves and recover his standing in the public eye?”
At the same time, this novel reveals how a theater company in the mid-20th century goes about putting on a play based on the story of Hooper and his wife Grace.
“Brief Lives” proceeds in an unconventional way – with 49 short chapters featuring people involved in this production or interested in it and also two novella-length interludes that explore the story of Hooper and Grace from different angles.
It was supposed to be a fling.
Sarah Knight is determined, focused, and totally not looking for another man. The last thing she needs is a rich playboy upsetting her carefully structured life.
Renowned surgeon, Christian Grayson, is in Rarotonga to relax, so he wasn’t expecting a holiday romance. Gorgeous, sexy, and quick-witted, Sarah’s everything a man could want, and it’s only one night. Right?
When the evil Obsidian Empire delivers a deathblow against the Star Alliance, fighter pilot Lieutenant Chase Athanatos leads a band of scattered survivors to the farthest reaches of the known universe, to a little planet called Earth. But Earth is in trouble. The Obsidian Empire is hot on their trail, and unless they find a way to stop them, what’s left of the Alliance and the entire planet are doomed to extinction.
With the help of the beautiful Commander Sarah Kepler and under the guidance of the goddess of love Aphroditis, Chase races against time to find a way to save the planet from total annihilation.
Unbeknownst to him, something dormant is coursing through Chase’s blood.
But does it hold the key to changing their destiny?