21st-Century Performance appraisalKyraPosition Title -- Muse of Good FortuneEvaluated by -- Mighty Zeus, President, CEO, Top God Performance Assessment Kyra's performance has, quite frankly, been a disappointment over these past one hundred years. Our Muse of Good Fortune, despite her exceptional charm and unearthly beauty, has been slacking off, getting by on her looks, wiles, and considerable sex appeal -- not to mention her privileged position as the daughter of Mighty Zeus Himself! Performance Objectives The best place on Earth for the Muse of Good Fortune to make a difference is . . . Las Vegas. Therefore Kyra is to spend one year at the famous Acropolis Casino, where she will inspire good fortune. During her sentence, she is forbidden from getting romantically involved with a mortal, and most especially not with Jake Lennox. This professional gambler-turned-investigator is too seductive and attractive for his own good. Besides, Jake has an agenda that may prove too dangerous for Kyra's soft heart. So, if she falls in love, all bets are off.
When Ellie, New York City's most enterprising dog walker, goes to see one of her clients perform in a show, the screams aren't just for the fantastic dance numbers. . . A murder happens backstage, and the only witness is a dog named Bitsy. Taking Bitsy to a dog psychic might not be standard procedure, but it may stop a killer from biting again.
When Ellie, New York City's most enterprising dog walker, goes to see one of her clients perform in a show, the screams aren't just for the fantastic dance numbers... A murder happens backstage, and the only witness is a dog named Bitsy. Taking Bitsy to a dog psychic might not be standard procedure, but it may stop a killer from biting again.
At the Mid-Atlantic Canine Challenge, one of the most prestigious canine competitions in the country, a handler dies under suspicious circumstances, and Ellie Engleman is asked to lead Lulu through the competition. When her sometimes boyfriend Detective Sam Ryder and his partner are assigned to investigate the handler's murder case, Ellie has her hands full. Between learning the ins and outs of canine competitions and probing who might have had it in for Lulu's former handler, Ellie just might have bitten off more than she can chew.
It's Fashion Week in New York and Ellie's in charge of the dogs' modeling outfits that match their mommy-mdoels for a fashion competition. But before the first round closes, one of the designers drops dead of anaphylactic shock, her Epipen useless because someone's emptied it. The victim's peanut allergy was well-known, so Ellie and her dog Rudy must comb through the brash designer's rivals, colleagues, and many enemies to discover who was so desperate that she committed the ultimate crime of fashion.
So I Wanted A Little Adventure... Believe it or not, I, Anne McAllister, once led a boring life. But that was all before I was forced to leave the past behind and rebuild my dreams. Now, I've got all the adventure I ever wanted as a U.S. Marshal, guarding a mafia thug in witness protection. Only it turns out he's not with the mafia. He's an undercover agent named Drew Falcone trying to sniff out a traitor in the Marshal's program-and suddenly he's protecting me. ...So I Got It. Oh Boy... Having everyone from the mafia to the people you supposedly work for come after you is one thing. Being on the run with a charming, gorgeous, ladies' man who is beyond tempting is quite another. There's something about Drew Falcone that isn't adding up. It's not just the way he holds the gun wrong and doesn't react the way a Marshal should. It's that he knows things about me he can't possibly know...intimate things I've only shared with one other man...and he's not talking...
Like a classic movie with a delightfully modern twist, Judi McCoy's enchanting novels create a world where true romance is always out of the ordinary. In Heaven Sent, a widowed detective gets a second chance at love with a woman he never expected... All He Wants For Christmas... As a cop, Nathan Baxter is sworn to protect and serve, but none of his training could help him save his wife's life. Now, the sexy widower has his hands full raising his adorable five-year-old daughter, Phoebe, and keeping his meddling mother-she of the yoga classes in full makeup and mink-from constantly searching for the next Mrs. Nathan Baxter. If there's anything the handsome detective doesn't need, it's opening himself and his daughter up to heartbreak again. ...Is A Certain Heavenly Body But Phoebe's new kindergarten teacher seems to have other ideas, asking the child all sorts of questions about her life-and her father. Nathan intends to set things straight, but meeting with the attractive, free-spirited Miss Starr leaves him anything but settled. There's something strange and compelling about the woman-like a fish out of water-that makes him both suspicious and smitten...and the closer he gets, the more he realizes she's not like any woman he's ever known before...
Professional dog walker Ellie Engleman is more than just a pal to her pooches - she can also read their minds. When Ellie and her terrier mix Rudy find the corpse of a troubled-but-harmless park-dweller in Central Park, the dog walker becomes a prime suspect for murder. And when it turns out Rudy is the sole beneficiary of the victim's inheritance, Ellie, Rudy, and Detective Sam Ryder follow the trail of clues to a key to a safety deposit box that just might point to the motive and help them sniff out the real killer - or they won't stand a dog's chance of surviving!
Ellie Engleman has ditched her dog-eared career, her pantyhose, and her cur of a husband for her dream job as a dog walker on Manhattan's swanky Upper East Side. In addition to her canine charges, Ellie has her own dog, a Yorkiepoo named Rudy she adopted from the animal shelter - and she realizes early on that she can communicate with Rudy. In fact, she can "talk" to all of her clients' dogs, which makes her a very special caretaker. Life is fine until she discovers the dead body of a client and realizes that his prizewinning bishon is missing. But when she and Rudy go on the hunt, she falls into the arms of a handsome Big Apple homicide detective and into the sights of a killer who wants Ellie to let sleeping dogs lie. "Cozy fans will savor this . . . McCoy fills this delightful story with humor, quirky characters and delicious hints of romance. " - Publishers Weekly, starred. "The crisp writing, humorous dialogue and delightful characters - both human and canine - all make this book a winner. " - Romantic Times
What is it about a computer geek trapped inside the body of a tall, dark, and handsome man that makes a woman's knees go weak? Theo Maragos is actually an incredibly successful businessman who is to be featured in a major magazine. And it's Zoë's job as the Muse of Beauty to transform him from nerd to hunk. First to go are those wire-framed glasses . . . revealing a devilish twinkle in his blue eyes. Next is a close shave . . . showing off that sexy grin, not to mention dimples that can charm the clothes off this muse. It would be so easy to fall for Theo, but the number-one rule during Zoë's exile from Mount Olympus is don't fall in love, especially with a mortal. Will Zoë succeed in keeping her heart safe, or will she risk all for a lifetime with her very own Mr. Right?
Chloe, the Muse of Happiness, did not pass her hundred--year performance review with flying colors. But she's not worried about Zeus' punishment. Spend a year on earth making mortals happy, then retire to Mount Olympus in luxury? No problem. Isabelle Castleberry's wedding planning business is the perfect spot for Chloe's talents, and the year is certain to fly by. That is, until Miss Belle's nosy grandson comes back to town. Dr. Matthew Castleberry has spent almost two years at Doctors Without Borders and it's definitely left him with some trust issues. His grandmother's new assistant may be a whiz at planning weddings, and very easy on the eyes, but he's not about to let that fool him. There's something about Chloe that he can't quite put his finger on and Matt's determined to figure it out. Now, if he can just keep the rest of his hands off her in the meantime...
Professional dog walker Ellie Engleman may have a psychic connection with dogs, but she was hoping she would not get roped into dealing with the wet-nosed guests at the Hamptons wedding she's been invited to. But soon she's chasing her tail over trouble of the two-legged variety. Before the bride can say, "I do," someone is murdered. And Ellie and her yorkiepoo Rudy must put their noses to the ground to sniff out the killer. .
When You Wish Upon a Star . . . Daniel Murphy has never gotten stargazing out of his system. Even as he and his young son hide out in Button Creek, Texas, the ex-astronomy professor still finds excitement in the stars. When a stunning new waitress from out of town -- way out of town -- starts working at the local diner, Daniel finds watching her even more exciting. Every red-blooded male around, in fact, has eyes for this bewitching stranger. Zara is a little bit more unusual than most women, and is oddly unfamiliar with cars, washing machines, and many other everyday appliances. But what the good-looking single dad doesn't realize is that passionate chemistry between them could take them both a lot farther than he ever imagined. Because Zara's come a long, long way looking for one perfect man . . .
Creative and gifted author Judi McCoy brings us the final installment in her zany and sexy Wanted trilogy. Mira, one of the nine women chosen from her planet for Project Rejuvenation, is considered perfect. She is superior in psychic skills, intelligence, objective reasoning, and has a stunning figure of course - every aspect valued in her world. In order to bring their species back to its full potential, this group of perfect females will be sent to Earth, where they will mate with an Earth male and return home pregnant. When Mira's craft lands in the middle of Washington, DC, she immediately sets her sights on her quarry Lucas Diamond and seduces him to much success. Little does she know that Lucas is in charge of a highly classified organization and is responsible for locating aliens. But Mira also didn't expect that their "joining" would have such an impact on her emotions. Suddenly a clear-cut mission has turned into something of cosmic proportions and a quest for a baby may lead to an opportunity to unite two people from two very different worlds. For anyone who has ever seen and loved Star Man (starring Jeff Bridges) and who dreams of finding the perfect man. This "Star Man"-like storyline is innovative, fun, and utterly charming. Judi McCoy has a fresh lively voice that is perfect for this whimsical fantasy series she's written. If you like books that make you smile, have interesting plot twists and fairy tale endings, this is the perfect read. This is the final book in the Starlight trilogy, following three women who have come to Earth to claim their man. Judi was named Waldenbooks Bestselling Debut Author of 2001.
A dazzling love story as only Judi McCoy can tell it. Lilah has travelled far from home with only a vague plan to make her dreams come true. But when she finds herself in a small coastal Virginia town, answering an ad for a housekeeper, and taking care of two adorable twin boys for an overworked physician father, Lilah knows her plan has gone astray. Falling in love should be the furthest thing from her mind, but there's no stopping her heart when it decides to take the ultimate plunge.
The year is 1899. Cassandra Kinross, an apprentice witch, is banished from her family home in the Scottish Highlands and sent to America as a mail-order bride. When she meets her fiancé, a proud and unbending man, she knows instantly they will never love one another, and has the nerve to tell him so. In a fit of anger, Colin MacPherson walls her up inside a third floor closet of the mansion he built for his bride and leaves her there to die. With her final breath, Cassandra curses Colin and all his male descendents, barring them from finding their soul mate until she is able to find her own true love. Colin hears the curse and, over the course of time, goes mad. Boarding up the beautiful Victorian, he puts the mansion in trust for a century. A little over one hundred years later, Colin's several times great nephew, Rand MacPherson, inherits the house and plans to realize his dream of refurbishing it and living there himself. Imagine his surprise when, on his first walk through the dilapidated house, he realizes he has an unusual tenant ... his very own ghost. When Cassandra finds out someone intends to live in her home she is furious. Colin deeded the Victorian to her on their almost wedding day and she has no intention of letting anyone else share. To make matters worse, the new owner is Rand MacPherson, a direct descendent of the despicable man who caused her death. Cassandra doesn't care if Rand is tall, blond and handsome--she wants him out of her house and out of her life forever. But Fate steps in and proves to Cassandra that Rand is her one true love; now she needs to find a way to convince him of the same. For only then can the curse be broken and the lovers find their happily-ever-after.
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