Mervyn is accustomed to the unusual and strange. People of all walks come to him with problems that only magic can solve. A wizard of no little skill, he enjoys the challenges that come with his job and that he can offer help to people who have nowhere else to go. Even fairies, long abused by wizards for the special energy they can provide, find their way to his door. But when Callisto, a terrified and maliciously attacked fairy, shows up to ask for his help, he presents a challenge that even Mervyn finds overwhelming. In place of his heart, Callisto has only a charm, and it will kill him in a matter of days if Mervyn does not find a solution.
2018 ALA Book Club October Pick, Things that Go Bump: Paranormal Mysteries David Randall's perfect family life came derailed when his little daughter Lindsey died in a car crash. Thrown out by his second wife and wanting to leave a dead-end detective agency to start his own, he reluctantly accepts his psychic friend Camden's invitation to stay in Camden's boarding house in Parkland, North Carolina. Meanwhile, working the case of the murder of Albert Bennett, Randall's only clue is a notebook filled with odd musical notation. When another client, Melanie Gentry, hires him to prove her great-grandmother was murdered by her lover, composer John Burrows Ashford, over authorship of "Patchwork Melodies," Randall sets out to find a connection to Bennett's murder, as well as to the murder of a Smithsonian director, who was preparing a new PBS documentary on early American music. Randall's investigations lead him to another notebook, where he finds not only "Two Hearts Singing," Ashford's most famous song, but a valuable early copy of Stephen Foster's "Oh! Susanna," hidden in the cover. But things become more complicated when Ashford's spirit parks itself in Cam...and refuses to leave until Randall proves Ashford's innocence.
Someone stole her horses. He’s the best tracker but carrying baggage. Can she get him back in the saddle? Will she rope his heart? Story-line: Ambitious former rodeo queen Harlee Jo Holiday must fix Oak Whitlock’s broken heart if she’s ever going to get him to help rescue her stolen horses. The only trouble is, even Oak’s dog and horse can’t stand to be around him. Brooding Oak Whitlock can’t get his life on track. That is, until Harlee Jo comes riding in with her hopes and dreams. Between her and her stolen horses, will Oak climb back in the saddle and rope Harlee Jo’s heart? This novella is a contemporary, clean and wholesome, cowboy, action/adventure romance! If you love action, adventure and romance, you’ll enjoy this book! Scroll up to the BUY NOW button to purchase today! "...a fun, sweet, cute read suitable for romantics of all ages!" - InDTale Magazine "This was a great book! Amazing Author. The story kept me so captivated, I couldn't put it down. Very well written. Definitely worth reading! I look forward to the author's future stories." - 5 out of 5 Stars, Tammy, Amazon Reviewer "Great characters. Great story. Fast moving. A combo too few authors achieve. Loved every word." - 5 out of 5 Stars, J Alyn Ahrens, Amazon Reviewer "I like a good western romance and a clean one is even better! Thanks for the ride Cindy. Fast read." - 5 out of 5 Stars, Mary Lombard, Amazon Reviewer "A fun quick read with some of my favorite elements: a Western setting, a cowboy, his dog, horses and a damsel in distress." - 5 out of 5 Stars, Debbie S., Reviewer
This collection bundles two of Pam Hillman’s Western romance novels into one e-book for a great value! Stealing Jake When Livy O’Brien spies a young boy jostling a man walking along the boardwalk, she recognizes the act for what it is. After all, she used to be known as Light-Fingered Livy. But that was before she put her past behind her and moved to the growing town of Chestnut, Illinois, where she’s helping to run an orphanage. Now she’ll do almost anything to protect the street kids like herself. Sheriff’s deputy Jake Russell had no idea what he was in for when he ran into Livy—literally while chasing down a pickpocket. With a rash of robberies and a growing number of street kids in town—as well as a loan on the family farm that needs to be paid off—Jake doesn’t have time to pursue a girl. Still, he can’t seem to get Livy out of his mind. He wants to get to know her better . . . but Livy isn’t willing to trust any man, especially not a lawman. Claiming Mariah After her father’s death, Mariah Malone sends a letter that will forever alter the lives of her family. When Slade Donovan, strong willed and eager for vengeance, shows up on her front porch, Mariah is not ready to hear his truths: her father’s farm, the only home she’s ever known, was bought with stolen gold. With Slade ready to collect his father’s rightful claim and force Mariah and her family out on the streets, Mariah must turn to God for guidance. Though Mr. Frederick Cooper, a local landowner, promises to answer her financial woes if she agrees to be his bride, Mariah finds herself drawn instead to the angry young man demanding her home. With the ranch now under Slade’s careful eye, he unearths more than he ever imagined as a devious plot of thievery, betrayal, and murder threatens the well-being of the ranch, endangering those who hold it dear. As the days dwindle until the rest of the Donovan clan arrives at the Lazy M ranch, Mariah and Slade must rise above the resentment of their fathers and see their true feelings before greed changes their futures forever.
Stacey's class is selling "valentine-grams", packets of secret messages and candy that kids can send to each other. When someone steals the bag of messages, Stacey becomes a super sleuth to find the culprit and save Valentine's Day.
From afar, Cimarron Creek seems like an idyllic town tucked in the Texas Hill Country. But when former schoolteacher Lydia Crawford steps onto its dusty streets in 1880, she finds a town with a deep-seated resentment of Northerners--like her. Lydia won't let that get her down, though. All will be well when she's reunited with her fiancé. But when she discovers he has disappeared--and that he left behind a pregnant wife--Lydia is at a loss about what to do next. The handsome sheriff urges her to trust him, but can she trust anyone in this town where secrets are as prevalent as bluebonnets in spring? Bestselling author Amanda Cabot invites readers back into Texas's storied past to experience love and adventure against a backdrop of tension and mystery in this first book in a brand-new series.
A cunning thief meets her match. A woman who isn't what she seems to be. Miss Antonia Lowry’s beauty and wit have gained her access to England’s highest social echelons. Each trinket she pockets from London’s haut ton brings her one step closer to freedom—or the hangman’s noose. As suspicion mounts, London’s best jewel thief decides it’s time to bid adieu to her false identity…but she may have overstayed her welcome. A duke with no heart to lose. The Duke of Havencrest requires Miss Lowry’s assistance to regain possession of the famous Heart’s Cry necklace. He is not above using blackmail is what it takes to force the thief’s hand. Yet the prickly woman draws him almost as much as her talent for relieving ladies of their valuables. A devil's bargain leads to the ultimate treasure...but can they claim it? Faced with discovery, Antonia agrees to help him in exchange for enough gold to last a lifetime. One final theft, and she’ll be safe forever. Yet the closer they get to their shared goal, the harder it will be for Antonia and Havencrest to part ways… Can a thief fit into a Duke’s world, or will more than laws be broken? The London Scandals series are interrelated standalones with a guaranteed Happily Ever After. Indulge yourself in the heartpounding romances that scandalise London's ton.
When Delgatto, the notorious king of thieves who has been searching for the legendary emerald known as the Heart of Saharanpur, which had been stolen from his family years before, stumbles across a wooden box in the ruins of the Chesterfield hotel, he is transported back in time and into the arms of lovely Emily Drewett, who is wearing the emerald, forcing Delgatto to choose between love and legacy. Original.
Practicing surgical medicine with an unconventional vengeance, Stephen Ashworth finds his quest to save lives thwarted by Lady Linette Gregory, who believes the brave doctor to be no more than an unfeeling scientist. Original.
Fleeing her suspicious mistress, Mattie Crawford, a poor, widowed seamstress, takes a fall in the Colorado mountains and comes to in the arms of Lord Cameron, a nobleman prospecting for gold in order to save his estate from ruin. Original.
Life is better with you. As a teen, Elliott Denison grapples with life, love and sexuality. His heart had been shattered every time his parents pushed him away. Life had forced him to be strong enough to endure Stanstead’s biggest bully and strong enough to come into his own as an openly gay man. Now he was 26 years old, and a wave of emotion invaded him as though a switch had been sparked in his mind when Chase Harrison unexpectedly crossed his path. Everything Elliott ever wanted growing up was there in front of him. It doesn’t take long for Elliott to enter into Chase’s life. Then the ugly past rears its head. Only this time, the face is a shadowy online stalker and an anonymous hater.
Lord Thorpe’s new business partner is not what he expected. With her billowy black hair and creamy skin, Alexandra Ward is stunningly beautiful, brashly outspoken…and the perfect image of a wealthy woman long thought dead. Straight from America, Alexandra finds London fraught with danger. Her appearance on Thorpe’s arm sends shock rippling through society and arouses hushed whispers: is she a schemer in search of a dead woman’s fortune, or an innocent caught up in circumstances that she doesn’t understand? Someone knows the truth, someone who doesn’t want Alexandra to live long enough to learn anything. Only Lord Thorpe can help her now—if he can overcome his own suspicions.