Sunday, July 29, 2012

Murder and Lies


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K. R. Bailey
After Vienna’s shocking death, Maggie Benson never thought her world could get any darker. The sheriff determined it was suicide, but Maggie cannot accept that. When her diner is vandalized and her cook is hurt, her world begins whirling out of control. She is plunged into a world of deceit where she is followed and her home broken into.

When Wilson Beaumont shows up, Maggie is immediately drawn to him, but senses he is hiding something that has to do with Vienna. Wilson is searching to find answers about his daughter and thirteen million dollars missing from the Longstreet Bank. If he doesn’t find the money soon, he knows he will be killed.  

Wilson and Maggie must find a way to trust each other in order to survive. But after all the murder and lies, is it too late to uncover the secrets that threaten their future together?


Murder and Lies

Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Crown of Anavrea


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Rachel Rossano
Suddenly an expression of concern replaced his smile. His second hand joined his first, framing her face in a gentle, firm grip.

“What is this?” He ran a thumb across her spit bottom lip. “And this?” She guessed he indicated the remainder of a bruised eye.

“I was distracted by pain when we met, but I do not remember you appearing so beat up.” He frowned. Eve did not know if it was aimed at her or his lack of memory. Either way, something made her tremble.

The Crown of Anavrea

Friday, July 27, 2012

Holiday in Bologna


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Lindsay Townsend
Heidi Manelli, a bright, lively Anglo-Italian, arrives in Italy on a mission. A letter given to her on her 21st birthday has revealed that her real name is Soleari and she has family living in Bologna. Orphaned, she is unsure how her estranged relatives will receive her.

The story opens with Heidi outside the Soleari villa. There she encounters her second cousin, the quietly charismatic yet aloof Stefano, who is suspicious of her sudden appearance and disinclined to believe who she is. After pleading from her aunt, Heidi reluctantly agrees to stay at the villa, where she swiftly discovers more mysteries, and danger.

She turns to Stefano for help, but will he do so? What is his relationship with his family? What does he want from her? Is their developing relationship a holiday romance, or something deeper?

Is her holiday in Bologna going to change her life forever?

Holiday in Bologna

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Beneath The Shining Mountains


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Linda Acaster
‘Lover? I have no lover! I am chaste. There’s not a man alive who can entice me.’

Moon Hawk is playing a dangerous game. Her heart is set on Winter Man, but why would a man with so many lovers want to take a wife?

Challenging his virility captures Winter Man’s attention, but in a village of skin tipis where every word is overheard their escalating game of tease and spar soon spirals beyond control, threatening Moon Hawk and her family with ridicule and shame. Is this Winter Man’s intention? Or are they both dancing to another's tune?


Beneath The Shining Mountains

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Midsummer Maid


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Lindsay Townsend

He is a woodsman, a forester, a good man but cursed with the mark of the devil on his face and shunned by many.

She is a dairy-maid, caring and brave, who feared no one.

Drawn to each other on a long and fateful Midsummer Day, can Haakon and Clare overcome the superstitions of their village and the brutal, lecherous knights to break out of their bonds of class and custom and to strive for a better life – together?
 

Midsummer Maid

Friday, July 20, 2012

Dealing with David


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Katriena Knights
Though Tony Mullin agreed to put on a medieval costume, complete with pointy hat, for her best friend’s marriage vow renewal, another round of wedding bells will never be in her own future. Been there, done that, still sifting through the ashes of broken dreams.

Yet she can’t take her eyes off the Armani-clad mystery man among the guests—and no one’s more surprised to learn it’s David Peterson, the erstwhile nerd who mooned over her in high school. He not only grew up to be a hunk, but a rich one as well. Pity she’s sworn off men.

David didn’t become successful by giving up easily. A freak snowstorm plays into his strategy, but debugging a few gigabytes of computer code seems easier than figuring out how to win this wary woman’s love.


Dealing with David

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Word and Deed


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Rachel Rossano
“My task is not finished.”

Aware of my exposed feet growing numb, I crossed the flagstone path to retrieve my cast off slippers. “What more would Lord Silvaticus seek to learn? Whether or not I am pox-scarred or deformed? I assure you I stand whole and have all my limbs and digits.” I spread my fingers for emphasis. “They are straight and serve me well.”

Bryn Wolfe’s mouth twitched. “Nay, Silvaticus is concerned he should find a blade between his ribs on his wedding night.”

I laughed. “He fears a woman?” 

“He is a cautious man, not prone to impulse.”

Word and Deed

Journey of the Heart


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Stephanie Burkhart
~A Wine Country Short from award winning author Stephanie Burkhart~

James returns to his home in California after World War II only to find out he's lost his farm. His way of life gone, James becomes a journeyman, selling Bibles, looking for a sense of purpose.

Rachel Santori's winery is in trouble. She's looking for someone to trust. When Rachel meets James, she can't deny how he penetrates her soul with his long, lonely looks.

Can James find a sense of belonging at Rachel's winery? Can love mend both their weary hearts?

 
Journey of the Heart

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Kindle Editions - Mickie Sherwood


BayouBabe99er (2012) 

How many things can go wrong at one time?
 

That question plagues feisty divorcĂ©e Sharlene Mouton. A lost job. An oil spill ecological disaster threatening her rural Louisiana community. What else can happen? How about repeated run-ins with suave Drake Cormier, the oil company’s liaison officer, and someone barely older than her daughters.



Nicked Hearts (2011)

A Hawaiian escape is just what runaway K.C. Montreaux needs. Not the lies and deceit of her self-appointed rescuer. But—that’s not all Dr. Nick Hart supplies her. 




Louisiana Hot Sauce (2010)  
Reclusive songstress Mesha Rayburn’s horrible secret keeps her shattered heart under lock and key. Can helicopter mechanic Jack Connolly break in to make the necessary repairs?

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Friday, July 13, 2012

The Chocolatier and the Maitre Patissier


From Paris With Love.



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Sheryl Letzgus McGinnis

Angelique attends Escoffier L’ecole Patisserie in Paris, where she studies to become a master pastry chef. On the wings of the Fates, Philippe, a master chocolatier, enters her life. In four romantic days, the couple develops an indestructible bond. Unfortunately, Angelique has finished her studies in Paris. Her very own pastry shop awaits in New Orleans. Worlds apart, the couple bid adieu and go their separate ways. Can Angelique find amour in the arms of another?



The Chocolatier and the Maitre Patissier

Hostage of the Heart


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Linda Acaster
England, September 1066. With the northern militia raised to support the new king, the Welsh borderlands are dangerously unprotected. Leading a force of Welsh countrymen, Rhodri ap Hywel sweeps down the valley to reclaim stolen lands, taking the Saxon Lady Dena as his battle hostage.

But who is the more barbaric: a man who protects his people by the strength of his sword-arm, or Dena's kinsfolk who swear fealty to a canon of falsehoods and refuse to pay her ransom? Betrayed as worthless, can she place her trust in the hands of a warrior-knight shielding dark secrets of his own?



Hostage of the Heart

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Palace of the Fountains


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Lindsay Townsend

Caro Kingswood answers a plea from her half-sister Sancha and travels to Spain to design a new garden. At first she has a blissful time at the Palace of the Fountains. The charismatic Joe Spenser appears there and, as he courts Caro, persuades her to reconsider her tangled feelings about desire.

Gradually Caro becomes aware that her sister Sancha’s marriage is in trouble. Ann Grant, hired by the family to catalogue their collection of Toledo swords and knives, has disappeared and Sancha suspects her husband Felipe.

Soon Caro uncovers a maze of dark family secrets. Worse, Joe tells her that Ann was his beloved sister, and he has persuaded the family to admit him so as to find out what happened to her. So was his interest in Caro herself real?

Matters come to a head during a local fiesta, when the real murderer of Ann Grant targets Caro herself.


Palace of the Fountains

Exchange


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Rachel Rossano
“You’re thinner, weaker, more worn, and subdued.” His eyes compared me to a woman I doubted ever existed.
I adjusted my shoulders. “Superficial stuff.”
“True,” he admitted. “But it goes deeper. What can you remember?”
I recoiled. That was one area I refused to share, especially with him, a disconcerting stranger. He represented just the sort I didn’t want to expose myself to. One who would point out the insanity of not remembering anything before his appearance.
“Go away.”
“No.” The rumble of his voice gentled.“Myah, I won’t go away.”
“Who is Myah?” I demanded.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Lemonade Dreams


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Mary Lou George

Ten years ago, undersexed, overweight, Ellie Brisby threw herself at Jackson Sedgwick. To this day, she’s haunted by nightmares of his rejection and the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend, Nikki Harper.
 
A savvy slimmer Ellie is spending the summer back home. She wants none of it when the happily-ever-after-phobic Jackson shows an interest, but when Nikki’s murdered body is discovered, Ellie can’t stay detached for long. Together Ellie and Jackson face off against a wily killer, but dark secrets threaten their feelings for one another. He crushed her in the past. Can she afford to trust him with her future?

Lemonade Dreams

Friday, July 6, 2012

ShadowsForge 1: Three Times a Hero


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Jena Galifany

Taylor “Ty” Synclair, bass player for British band, ShadowsForge, has enjoyed six years of success. The only casualty was his heart in a failed marriage. Ty is tired of women who want to be with him because of his idol status. But is he ready to love again?

Alexis Rivers gained her freedom from an abusive relationship. Her only desire is to live life on her own terms. The problem her decision crumbles fast after running into Ty Synclair.

Can two cold hearts spark a fire, when they spend three days stranded together in a snowbound cabin?


ShadowsForge 1: Three Times a Hero

The Mercenary's Marriage


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Rachel Rossano

“Don't I at least get a thank you?” A deep voice asked from behind her left ear. “It is the least a rescuer should receive for saving a lady's pretty neck.”

“I am not a lady.” Brice pushed again against the stranger's arms. This time they released her, reluctantly. Quickly scrambling for her feet, she stepped away from the man only to find him already on his own feet and watching her warily. Inwardly grimacing, Brice noticed the small gate behind the strange man's right shoulder.

“It is safer in here.”


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Changing the Future


Book CoverPaula Martin

Lisa Marshall is stunned when celebrated volcanologist Paul Hamilton comes back into her life at the college where she now teaches. Despite their acrimonious break-up several years earlier, they soon realise the magnetic attraction between them is stronger than ever. However, the past is still part of the present, not least when Paul discovers Lisa has a young son. They can’t change that past, but will it take a volcanic eruption to help them change the future?



Changing the Future

Inventing Love


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Killarney Sheffield
Alexandra Evans is a female inventor. Unusual, unconventional,
assertive, and definitely not a lady. Lord Weston Grendal is your typical London gentleman. Dependable, stiff, stuffy and out of place in America. When they are thrown together to build a killing machine they must decide if the price of the innocent is worth their own freedom. Together they can re-invent love, but apart? Does love stand a chance?


Inventing Love