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Will God use thievery and murder to bring His children together? Since her redemption from captivity in Canada, Christine has led a quiet, unassuming life. She cares tirelessly for Pastor Samuel Jewett's motherless family and is content. But life is about to take an unexpected turn. One night, coming back from drawing water at the river, Christine discovers a man snooping about the cottage she shares with a widow. At knifepoint, he swears her to secrecy and demands that she supply him with food and other necessities. To save the pastor's children from harm, Christine complies with his demands, even finding herself stealing from her friends. When murder finds its way to Cochecho, however, Christine can no longer be silent. And her confession puts a strain on the tentative but growing relationship between her and the preacher. Who can know the ways of the Lord? They are far beyond man's ways, and Samuel and Christine learn this lesson well.
A beautiful woman stands by the side of the road, barefoot and bleeding, a child in her arms. Someone just tried to kill her, but she wouldn't recognize him if she saw his face. She doesn't even remember her own name.A suburban cop surveys a kitchen in disarray--a woman and child missing, a chilling note. This crime scene is unlike any he has ever seen.The man who calls himself Gideon waits and plans. He sees himself as a destroyer of evil, one who rids the world of abominations. He has already killed five. He will kill again. And somewhere in the wilderness, in a secret geocache near where the wild swans gather, lies the unspeakable clue that links them all together. Michigan's rugged and beautiful Upper Peninsula is the setting for this absorbing tale of love and loss, beauty and terror, grievous sins and second chances. A deftly woven thriller from the popular author of the Rock Harbor novels.
Being herself is more dangerous than ever. Stanzie's job as Advisor to the Great Council is discovering other people's secrets. When those secrets are being kept by the ones she loves most, can she find the courage to expose them? Under orders from a Councilor, Stanzie journeys to Dublin and the MacTire pack. Her mission: warn her estranged bond mate, Liam Murphy, to abandon his overzealous search for the man responsible for the death of his first bond mate. Not only is he endangering himself, but also disrupting the delicate balance between opposing factions in the conspiracy threatening to tear the Great Pack apart. Liam needs Stanzie's help to protect their Alpha, who has entangled himself in the conspiracy's deadly web. But he also desperately needs her back. In a race against time, Stanzie and Liam discover enemies often wear the faces of friends. CONTENT WARNING: Vulgar language, sexual situations, some violence A Lyrical Press Paranormal Romance
After being sexually abused by a boy she thinks loves her and also by a family member, Casey Edwards is confined to a mental hospital for 10 years. Violence--profanity--explicit sexual words...
Bride-to-be Janine Murphy is experiencing more than a few jitters when she thinks about her upcoming nuptials. After all, she and her fiancé haven't even, well...you know. So, dressed for success, she lets herself into her fiancé's hotel room for a wedding night preview. Only, the irresistibly sexy man she ends up in bed with isn't her fiancé! Best man Derek Stillman might be exhausted, but he's not complaining. The sultry siren who'd slipped under the sheets with him is definitely someone he'd like to know a lot better...until he discovers she's the bride! But when an unexpected quarantine closes the hotel--and confines them to the same room--Derek can't help showing Janine that he's the better man...
Lindy Brinks is about ready to buy the idea that somebody who looks, walks and talks like an angel just might be the devil in disguise. And if that's the case, it would explain how she-the highly professional, very proper personal assistant-ended up in her boss Shane Jacobsen's bed. Especially when she'd managed to resist temptation for three long years. But the divinely good-looking playboy has that effect on women. Lord knows it was wrong, yet for one night Lindy was in paradise. Shane doesn't have a clue-about last night or the fallout from it! Now Lindy can't-won't-give Shane up. Not even if it means moving heaven and earth.
When Something Is This Sinfully Good It Just Has To Be Right! Lindy Brinks is about ready to buy the idea that somebody who looks, walks and talks like an angel just might be the devil in disguise. And if that's the case, it would explain how she -- the highly professional, very proper personal assistant -- ended up in her boss Shane Jacobsen's bed. Especially when she'd managed to resist temptation for three long years. But the divinely good-looking playboy has that effect on women. Lord knows it was wrong, yet for one night Lindy was in paradise. Shane doesn't have a clue -- about last night or the fallout from it! Now Lindy can't -- won't -- give Shane up. Not even if it means moving heaven and earth.
Sure, opposites attract, but in this sexy, smart, eBook original romance from Ruthie Knox, they positively combust! When a buttoned-up banker falls for a bad girl, "about last night" is just the beginning. Cath Talarico knows a mistake when she makes it, and God knows she's made her share. So many, in fact, that this Chicago girl knows London is her last, best shot at starting over. But bad habits are hard to break, and soon Cath finds herself back where she has vowed never to go . . . in the bed of a man who is all kinds of wrong: too rich, too classy, too uptight for a free-spirited troublemaker like her. Nev Chamberlain feels trapped and miserable in his family's banking empire. But beneath his pinstripes is an artist and bohemian struggling to break free and lose control. Mary Catherine--even her name turns him on--with her tattoos, her secrets, and her gamine, sex-starved body, unleashes all kinds of fantasies. When blue blood mixes with bad blood, can a couple that is definitely wrong for each other ever be perfectly right? And with a little luck and a lot of love, can they make last night last a lifetime?Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Because of You, Ride with Me, and Midnight Hour.
Her life is an endless string of disasters. When Misty McNeil is arrested for breaking and entering, calling Tanner Theroit to bail her out seems like a good idea...until he asks what's so important she'd risk going to jail for. Admitting she was trying to retrieve a gift he'd given isn't something she wants to confess. Misty's night in the slammer is only the tip of the iceberg. Her life quickly takes a turn for the worse. With only one week to move out of her apartment, she turns - yet again - to Tanner to bail her out. Tanner is determined to prove he wants nothing less than all of her. Too bad Misty has a been-there-done-that attitude when it comes to relationships. But...will Tanner be the one man who can offer her a deal she can't refuse? Content warning, explicit sex, strong language and a sexy, hard bodied construction worker turned executive.
SISTER OF THE BRIDE Joy Mackey is determined to see that her sister gets married without a hitch. But nothing is going smoothly--and real trouble strikes when the bride's former fiancé pops up. Joy is positive that dashing Nick Tremain plans to wreak the havoc on the wedding--and her heart! BROTHER OF THE GROOM Nick couldn't be happier about his brother's engagement to his ex. But try explaining that to Joy! She's convinced he's come back to sabotage the upcoming nuptials. Nick did have every intention of standing at the altar, yet there was only one woman he wanted as his wife. But how to convince Joy that she was the bride of his dreams?
Daisy Spencer's name is on everybody's lips...How could the sensible daughter of Trinity Harbor's self-proclaimed patriarch have taken in the boy caught hot-wiring her car? Whether the boy is a modern-day Huck Finn or not, Trinity Harbor is in an uproar. But for Daisy, guiding the orphaned ten-year-old is easy, an escape from her own tragic past. She can ignore the town's nay-saying. The only real obstacle is...that man.That man is the boy's uncle, Walker Ames, a tough D.C. cop who sees his unexpected nephew as his last chance at redemption. Soon he's commuting to the charming fishbowl of a town, where everyone assumes he's seduced Daisy-their best Sunday-school teacher! But to Walker, Daisy is a disconcerting mix of charming innocence and smart-mouthed excitement in a town that's not as sleepy as it looks.
Katie Murphy had some explaining to do--starting with why she was digging up Sheriff Lucas Porter's backyard in the middle of the night. She was also a reporter, and Lucas had had his fill of the press after the tragic explosion that killed his family. But he couldn't stay away from the alluring widow... Katie had returned to manage the town's newspaper. Not to become involved with the police chief with the sorrowful past...even if he was proving an incredible mentor to her son. But Katie and Lucas hadn't reckoned on a kid who knew something they didn't. They were meant for each other...
Above All, Honor introduces single-minded Secret Service Agent Cameron Roberts and the woman she is sworn to protect - Blair Powell, the daughter of the President of the United States. Cam's duty is her life and the only thing that keeps her from self-destructing under the unbearable weight of her own deep personal tragedy. However, she hasn't counted on the fact that her reluctant protectee will do anything in her power to escape the watchful eyes of her protectors, including seducing the agent in charge. Both women struggle with long-hidden secrets and dark passions as they are forced to confront their growing attraction amidst the escalating danger drawing ever closer to Blair. From the dark shadows of rough trade bars in Greenwich Village to the elite galleries of Soho, each must balance duty with desire and, ultimately, choose between love and honor.
From the back cover. Letters of love Who would believe that Trevor Rule had fallen in love with a woman he'd never seen-just by reading the love letters she'd written to her husband, his best friend? And now he had to convince Kyla that they both had the right to be happy, to move past the tragedy of Richard's death. He needed to prove to Kyla that he loved her enough to marry her and be a father to her baby. But Trevor was harboring a secret, a secret with the power to destroy what he was trying so hard to create.
She was guilty until proven innocent Celebrated by the townsfolk of Jefferson City, Louisiana, for her sunny disposition and her good works, innkeeper Jenny Castle was suddenly acting like a bear with a sore paw. The reason? Not the antebellum white elephant she operated at a loss for tourists, nor her runaway pet poodle, Dulcie-although either would have tried the patience of a saint. No, the cause of her ire was one Jonah McCai, private investigator and incorrigible pest, who'd privately tried and convicted her for being the brains behind a dognapping ring! Maddening though his accusations were, even worse was the fact that she'd fallen for a man who suspected her of everything... except loving him.
This sizzling romance is the latest page-turning story from Golden Crown and Lambda Literary award-winning author Kallmaker.
MAGGIE SOMMERS KNEW SO MUCH ABOUT LOVE. AND SO LITTLE. In this wonderfully witty and sharply perceptive novel, Maggie Sommers is the beautiful TV journalist who had run the gamut of love. She had been a wife, a mistress, a one-night stand. She had seduced and been seduced, used and been used, and now at thirty-four, with her career heading for the top, she wanted nothing more to do with the lie that love turned out to be. Then, in the strife-torn Middle East, she met Israeli general Avi Herzog. He was handsome, dashing, tender- and married. He was everything a woman could want in a lover-and everything she could mistrust in a man who wanted to possess her utterly. Maggie Sommers knew everything about love- except what she should do now...
Eve Renner has struggled to remember the night she was almost killed and her lover was tried for murder. Her shattered memory helped Cole walk on murder charges just as a new series of killings began.
In this follow-up to "Servant: The Awakening," Gabrielle Cody has accepted her destiny as God's warrior, but she is not prepared to see Detective Luther Cross again.
Reba Freeman has loved two men in her life. Her current husband, Carl, has supported her through their twenty-year marriage and given her all the material wealth a suburban wife could hope for. Reba is comfortable, if not necessarily content, in her life with Carl and their blossoming teenage daughter, Marisa, until she learns that her first love and first husband, Joseph Thomas, has been detained by the World Court of Human Rights. Joseph, a peaceful, gifted Liberian student, had dreams of returning to his native land and educating his people for the betterment of his country. Reba respected his strength and wanted to support his cause, but didn't accompany Joseph to Liberia after graduation due to mysterious circumstances. Now, twenty years later, she must decide if finding out what has happened to her first husband is worth the risk of losing Carl and turning her comfortable world inside out. Alternating between present-day action and a series of flashbacks,Accident of Birth creates an intricate tapestry of suspense, drama, and romance, while also looking at the moral and cultural differences between African Americans and Africans. Neff boldly exposes the rift between American comforts and the traumas of the world we choose to ignore, creating a moving and memorable story of courage and hope that readers will talk about for a long time.
A headlong flight across London to stop an elopement leads to a hasty wedding between strangers....A sizzling new romance for fans of Sarah MacLean and Elizabeth Hoyt. Harold Rayburn is about to be taken for the ride of his life... After having his proposal rejected by a beautiful but flighty woman, Harry vows he is done with unpredictable and impetuous women for good. Until beautiful and fierce Leannah Wakefield barrels into his life, inadvertently kidnapping him while on a wild carriage ride and leaving him all too eager to get back in the saddle... Leannah would sacrifice everything to protect her family. So upon hearing of her sister's intended elopement, she races across London to stop the ill-advised ceremony before it can happen. However, when her mad journey picks her up an unlikely stowaway, one who ignites her desire beyond all reason, she's the one who ends up hastily wedding a handsome and secretive stranger. But as Leannah and Harry immediately encounter opposition, jealousy, and suspicion of their hurried nuptials, they begin to doubt that their unquenchable passion can truly lead to a happy marriage--especially when both the bride and groom have devastating secrets to hide...
The unexpected father! When Jo had problems, she always turned to Declan Rafferty. He was gorgeous, sexy and highly eligible--but to Jo he was simply her best friend. So, crying on his shoulder after a failed romance, Jo was shocked to find herself wanting more from Declan than friendly words of advice. She wanted him to make love to her--and he seemed to want the same! But their one stolen night had unexpected consequences. Jo was pregnant, and not at all sure how Declan would react! Declan, however, had no doubts at all. They would get married, for the baby's sake.... She's sexy, she's successful...and she's PREGNANT!
An IVF clinic mix-up means eternally single Alison Whitman is now carrying the child- no, the royal heir- of Maximo Rossi, Prince of Turan! Maximo had given up on the hope of fatherhood a long time ago-until this surprise second chance. Now, the dynamic ruler will seize this opportunity with both hands. However, tradition is high on the prince's agenda and he'll never stand for an heir born out of wedlock... Alison is about to find out that royal marriage is a command, not a choice!
Smart, sexy and single - Clare Harrison is a hard-working girl with no time for romance. Until a chance encounter with unforgettable Mark King forces her to reconsider! Could a no-strings affair be just what she needs to take her mind off her work?