The Mask on the Cruise Ship

The Mask on the Cruise Ship

Author: Melanie Jackson

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 9781551433059

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 185

Against the backdrop of a cruise ship and Alaska landmarks, twelve-year-old Dinah Galloway is on the trail of a stolen native artifact.

Mistress Or Marriage?

Mistress Or Marriage?

Author: Elizabeth Rolls

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781459243293

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 345

A Simple Choice? To ensure the succession of the Helford family line, it's imperative that David Melville, Viscount Helford should marry—and soon! He's determined to choose a wife of nobility and decorum as a matter of convenience—until his resolve is shaken to the core by the independent and fiery Miss Marsden. Sophie's plain beauty, forthrightness and virtually penniless state are nothing Viscount Helford desires in a wife. But she stirs a passion in him he cannot resist. The solution seems easy, but to take her as his mistress would tarnish her good name—something he knows she can't afford to lose. But can he afford to lose her?

Uncertain Glory

Uncertain Glory

Author: Joan Sales

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780857051523

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 814

SPAIN, 1937. Posted to the Aragonese front, Lieutenant Lluís Ruscalleda eschews the drunken antics of his comrades and goes in search of intrigue. But the lady of Castel de Olivo - a beautiful widow with a shadowy past - puts a high price on her affections. In Barcelona, Trini Milmany struggles to raise Lluís' son on her own, letters from the front her only solace. With bombs falling as fast as the city's morale, she leaves to winter with Lluís' brigade on a quiet section of the line. But even on 'dead' fronts the guns do not stay silent for long. Trini's decision will put her family's fate in the hands of Juli Soleràs, old friend and traitor of easy conscience, a philosopher-cynic locked in an eternal struggle with himself. Joan Sales, a combatant in the civil war, distilled his experiences into a timeless story of thwarted love, lost youth and crushed illusions. A thrilling epic that has drawn comparison with the work of Dostoevsky and Stendhal, Uncertain Glory is a homegrown counterpart to classics such as Homage to Catalonia and For Whom the Bell Tolls.

Coming Home to the Cowboy

Coming Home to the Cowboy

Author: Megan Ryder

Publisher: Tule Publishing

ISBN: 9781951190316

Category: Fiction

Page: 246

View: 458

The town bad boy with hidden pain… Champion bull-rider and all-around fun guy Chase Summers is everybody’s friend, but his affable personality hides a lifetime of pain. Having been abandoned as a young child at the steps of a church, he learned young that he was unwanted. The only thing that saved him from isolation was his foster dad and life on Redemption Ranch. Now he spends his time on the rodeo circuit, sending home his winnings to help the ranch succeed, and his nights with buckle bunnies, making sure no one gets close enough to touch the pain deep inside. The town good girl who saw the good in everyone… When accountant and small business advisor Hailey Spencer is hired by Redemption Ranch to implement their dude ranch ideas, she and Chase are thrown together. It's not long before he is introduced to the son that she had with his best friend. The best friend who would've followed Chase anywhere...even the bull riding circuit with its deadly potential. With Hailey hanging on to resentment and Chase racked with guilt, the two try to fight their age-old attraction – in vain. Chase knows Hailey deserves more than a broken-down cowboy for her son and her heart. Can Chase resist the call of the rodeo and man up for a woman he's loved for years or will he leave for the allure of the road?

Romance Starts Here

Romance Starts Here

Author: Tawdra Kandle

Publisher: Tawdra Kandle Romance

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 1049

View: 893

Once upon a time, two people meet . . . This is where romance begins. Three books are in this one hot little volume. Each one is part of a different series, and each is a perfect entry point to that particular world. Informed Consent is Emma and Deacon’s passionate, enemies-to-lovers saga, brimming with life-and-death moments of heartache and joy. The Anti-Cinderella is Kyra and Nicky’s story, a whirlwind royal romance that will make you want your own tiara. The Last One is a steamy saga of summer love set in a small town that loves happily ever afters. At the end of each story, you’ll find a recommendation for where to go next. Because romance starts here . . . . . . but it never truly ends.

The Other Groom

The Other Groom

Author: Lisa Bingham

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781459235717

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 831

Someone Wanted Her Dead— or so her faintly familiar bodyguard kept telling her. But the only person "Louisa Haversham Winslow" needed protection from was him—because this gentle giant of a man made her crave things no respectable newly widowed woman should desire…! Neil Ballard knew every minute Phoebe Gray spent as the counterfeit Widow Winslow was perilous. Yet he would guard his childhood friend with his life, for surely she was meant to be his everlasting love! The sensuous pull between him and his runaway bride couldn't lie. The truth must emerge—but how? Through the deadly danger that stalked her—or the passion that consumed them both?

A Novella Collection

A Novella Collection

Author: Courtney Milan

Publisher: Courtney Milan

ISBN: 9781937248130

Category: Fiction

Page: 324

View: 775

Four previously published novellas…available now at one low price. The Governess Affair Three months ago, governess Serena Barton was sacked. Now she's demanding compensation from the man responsible: a petty, selfish duke. But it's not the duke she fears. Hugo Marshall handles all the duke's dirty business, and he's been ordered to get rid of her by fair means or foul. If only he didn't find her so compelling... A Kiss for Midwinter Miss Lydia Charingford is always cheerful, and never more so than at Christmas time. Still, no matter how hard she smiles, she can't forget the dark secret that nearly ruined her life. But someone else knows the truth of those dark days: the sarcastic Doctor Jonas Grantham. She wants nothing to do with him...or the butterflies that take flight in her stomach every time he looks her way... What Happened at Midnight Fleeing the consequences of her father's embezzlement, Mary Chartley takes a position as a lady's companion, only to find herself a virtual prisoner at Doyle's Grange, her employer's house. And then the nightmare truly begins: the man she loves, who also happens to be the man from whom her father stole, shows up at her door seeking recompense. And she has no way to pay him... The Lady Always Wins Railway financier Simon Davenant has waited seven years for a second chance with Virginia Croswell, his childhood sweetheart and best friend. He's not about to let his impending financial ruin destroy the opportunity. This time, he'll do anything he can to secure her hand in marriage--even if it means losing her heart for good. These novellas were previously published as standalone titles. Together, they are 124,000 words long—about 33% more than a full-length novel.

The Unbroken

The Unbroken

Author: C. L. Clark

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780356516226

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 718

***Nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award and a Nebula Award*** EVERY EMPIRE DEMANDS REVOLUTION. Touraine is a soldier. Stolen as a child and raised to kill and die for the empire, her only loyalty is to her fellow conscripts. But now, her company has been sent back to her homeland to stop a rebellion, and the ties of blood may be stronger than she thought. Luca needs a turncoat. Someone desperate enough to tiptoe the bayonet's edge between treason and orders. Someone who can sway the rebels toward peace, while Luca focuses on what really matters: getting her uncle off her throne. Through assassinations and massacres, in bedrooms and war rooms, Touraine and Luca will haggle over the price of a nation. But some things aren't for sale. In a political fantasy unlike any other, debut author C. L. Clark spins an epic tale of rebellion, espionage, and military might on the far outreaches of a crumbling desert empire. 'Clark's debut introduces a remarkable LGBTQ+ culture amid a story of colonial conquest, exploitation, prejudice, and brewing revolt in a land with a lost history of mystical powers . . . Fans of epic military fantasy will eagerly await more from Clark' Booklist 'High adventure on a human scale - don't miss it' Alix E. Harrow 'This strong debut is filled with exciting action and worldbulding, intriguing characters . . . and an explosion of feelings. Readers will be clamoring for more of Touraine and Luca before they finish' Library Journal: Starred Review 'The Unbroken is something special. I'm going to need book two asap' David Dalglish 'A compelling and persuasive reimagining of both heroism and heroics' Evan Winter 'A perfect military fantasy: brutal, complex, human and impossible to put down' Tasha Suri 'This book feels like one of those deep conversations you have with someone you respect at 3am on a Saturday night. It's wonderful, you know you're going to miss it before it's even over and you'll think about it for a long time to come' FIYAH Literary Magazine 'C. L. Clark's epic fantasy debut reveals all the ugly, painful, deeply personal complexities of revolution against empire. I'm in awe!' Shelley Parker-Chan 'A bold and exciting work that helps steer the evolution of the genre into the next decade' Marshall Ryan Maresca 'Get ready to fall in love with Touraine and Luca in one of the best fantasy debuts I have ever read!' Matt Wallace 'THE UNBROKEN is a utterly remarkable fantasy debut. A heart-rending, unflinching tale of love, loyalty, and making the right choices despite the repercussions. Clark had me completely engrossed in her prose, her world, and her characters from beginning to end' FanFiAddict 'A riveting epic fantasy about a city on the knife's edge of rebellion' K. A. Doore

Seasons to Remember

Seasons to Remember

Author: Brenda Cheryl Gillespie

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312885196

Category:

Page: 286

View: 396

Elizabeth was orphaned at birth. She had found her way to Montana to a new life with a loving husband, two adoring children, a beautiful home, and a life that anyone would envy. Nothing could take away her happiness....or could it? A secret that had lain dormant for so many years was now threatening that very happiness.

Mexico Wall 132

Mexico Wall 132

Author: I. D. Oro

Publisher: I. D. Oro

ISBN:

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 250

View: 901

Jesús Ramiro lost his job in the bullet factory and is in need of some money to pay his student loans. A sketchy individual approaches him offering him some money in exchange for the bullet molds and the blueprints to the bullets from his job site. Jesús Ramiro desperate for cash and not wanting to ruin his credit score steals the bullet molds and the bullet blueprints. Now the police are after him as he is trying to stay one step ahead of them. February 28 is when the flu outbreak begins in the United States of America. The government quickly moves to vaccinate everyone with free flu vaccines. People start to die a few days after they receive the free flu vaccines. Jesús Ramiro is sure that the flu vaccines have something to do with it all after his parents die from the flu. Now he is in trouble since the bullets have been declared illegal by President Kris Kitty Kleptomaniac’s executive order. President Kris Kitty Kleptomaniac of the Government of the Rich (G. O. P.) party declares martial law in the country. Now President Kris Kitty Kleptomaniac is able to decide who is legally and illegally in the country. He creates an executive order to take away the United States of America citizenship from anyone who has less than $1,000 in their bank account. Thus fulfilling his campaign promise of, “Make America 4 the Rich Again” to his loyal followers in the rich one percent. Those that do not have the minimum amount required are labeled illegals and subject to deportation by Dump-water Deportation Services to México. The survivors of the flu epidemic are now living in refugee camps along the northern Mexican border. (Word Count 65,081)

Love Under the Sun

Love Under the Sun

Author: Heather Rodney-Diaz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440596124

Category: Fiction

Page: 2479

View: 531

True love comes rolling in with the tide in these ten oceanside tales. From the crystal waters of the Caribbean to the sunny shores of Hawaii, the historic coast of Melbourne or a fishing village in Maine, these beachfront books will deliver the joys of summer loving any time of year! Island Pursuits: Former U.S. Marine Adrian Mendez returns to his homeland of Trinidad and Tobago only to run into a feisty island goddess with one flaw--she has no love of anything military. Caribbean Melody: Their dancing duo was an overnight sensation at the posh Martinique hotel, but is Kristen just Leon’s ticket to stardom or something more? Surge: University transfer student Marcus sets out to earn fellow student Lara’s friendship, but a secret could jeopardize everything he's worked for his entire life. As the heat rises, he must choose between love and his dreams. Doubts of the Heart: Recent breast cancer survivor Nica Dobson is trying to regain her spirit and accept the changes in her body and mind. Now an old flame and ancient secrets challenge her to embrace love, too. Naturally Enchanted: As a struggling journalist, Owen Cooper has to make a name for himself, and a tip that a real-life witch is living on Mango Cove may just lead to the big story he needs. Undercover as a shipwrecked tourist, he worms his way into Ezra's family and their secrets, but can he get her out of his heart? Seducing Phoebe: Phoebe Fitzgerald is about to marry wonderful Marco Petronelli--until her ex turns up and declares his undying love for her. Confused about her feelings, she calls off her wedding. Can Marco convince her their relationship is worth saving? His Hawaiian Christmas: When Clara O'Fallen gets a promotion to paradise, she can't help feeling homesick for her Wisconsin winters. But smiling surfer Kai Schmitt might just show this scrooge how to hang loose and catch the spirit of the season--the aloha spirit! Paradise Point: Inheriting half ownership in Paradise Point marina is a break Liv Barnette embraces with open arms. The sexy downside? Sharing her windfall with Army Ranger Adam Lark, who wants her gone...or so he thinks. California Sunset: Annie Gerhard is struggling to keep her Silicon Valley techie job during a recession, while John Johnson is trying to make a go of his bookstore. Neither has time for romance, but fate is taking care of business. Five of Hearts: As lead singer for the boy band Five of Hearts, Dean learned that women only want him for his money and fame. So he has a good reason for hiding his alter ego from his neighbor, Shannon, and everyone else in Scallop Shores. But the closer he gets to Shannon and her children, the more he realizes he may have made a mistake. Sensuality Level: Sensual