Wooing a mate while pretending to be her dog? Nearly impossible.
After being drugged and captured by Animal Control, Max Adams is on Hoboken’s doggie death row when his life mate adopts him, takes him home, and promptly names him Fluffy. While JC, in all her new-pet-owner-ness, feeds “Fluffy” vile kibble, dresses him in mortifying dog couture, and schedules to have his manhood removed, Max’s human side gets to know JC. Especially in the biblical sense.
Hopefully well enough to make her fall madly in love, mate with him under the full moon, and move with him to Cedar Glen to live happily every after forever and ever amen. And fast.
Because the curse comes with a deadline…and the clock is ticking.
***Author Note: Dear readers, Please note, if you recognize this title, this book, originally published in 2006, is a rerelease and has been updated, revised and expanded.
Oh, is he handsome. And charming. And sexy as all get out. Dr. Lisa Maxwell isn’t the type to go home with a guy she barely knows. But, hey, this is Italy and the red-blooded Rafe Sullivan seems much more enticing than cataloging a bunch of dusty artifacts.
After being fully seduced, Lisa wakes to an empty bed and, worse yet, an empty safe. She’s staked her career as an archaeologist on collecting the three Furies, a priceless set of ancient Greek reliefs. Now the one she had is gone. But Lisa won’t just get mad. She’ll get even.
She tracks Rafe to Florida, and finds the sparks between them blaze hotter than the Miami sun. He may still have her relic, but he’ll never find all three without her. And they’re not the only ones on the hunt. To beat the other treasure seekers, they’ll have to partner up—because suddenly Lisa and Rafe are in a race just to stay alive.
**2010 Double RITA Nominated book (Best Romantic Suspense, Best First Book)**
But a series of disturbing nightmares haunts Michelle. Her quest to understand these dreams leads her to the New World bookstore, where she begins a spiritual journey that will challenge her Christian heritage as well as her marriage.
Captivating characters, suspenseful story lines, and thought-provoking themes—bestselling author, Rosemary Hines crafts gripping and at times poignant tales of the challenges Christians face in contemporary culture. Known for her realistic portrayal of life and her sensitivity in tackling tough topics, her novels examine the prevalence of New Age beliefs and practices in today’s world, the tragedy of suicide that touches families of all walks of life, the broken system of foster care, the need for dedicated teachers to reach out to troubled students, and the heartache of infertility as well as unwanted pregnancies and abortions. Never preachy but always leading the reader to a message of hope and redemption, Rosemary is a committed follower of Christ. The novels of the Sandy Cove series—Out of a Dream, Through the Tears, and Into Magnolia convey profound Christian messages that touch hearts of believers and non-believers alike. Refreshingly honest and true to life, the characters resonate with readers and become their friends, and the story lines transition seamlessly from one novel to the next.
Out of a Dream quickly introduces you to characters that parallel people in our own lives. Shaped by traits that enhance the plausibility of the plot, you could swear that you’ve met them all before. This novel resonates with the theme of how people often go looking for love in all the wrong places when seeking spirituality. The beauty here is that although some explore false approaches to knowing God, there is hope for everyone who diligently seeks the truth.”
—Irene Dunlap, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Kid’s Soul, Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul, and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas Treasure for Kids
When deceit spreads like a plague will Mox maintain his position… or will he fall victim?
“Whatever bitch, kill me…I still whooped that hoe ass…she ain’t nothing but a hoe! A straight hoe! Who gives a fuck?”
Thad came up next to me and kicked Lo-Ki in his mouth so hard, one his molars flew out the side of his mouth. “Shut the fuck up you weak ass bitch.” Thad yelled as drew his size 13.5 foot back and kicked him in his stomach.
I heard Kam chuckle behind me and knew he thought the shit was funny. I placed my hand on Thad’s shoulder gently and he snapped back into reality. Stepping back behind me he muttered more threats at Lo-Ki.
“I give a fuck…and obviously so do my guys.” I smiled a little tucking my .22 back inside the back of my skinny jeans. “Listen…I’m not going to kill you…that would be me letting you off too easy playa…but I am going to fuck your mothafuckin ass up,” I said and motioned for Thad and Kam to hold him down. “You’re going to think twice about talking about women again, at least me and my girls. If I even hear through the streets that you running your mouth, threatening anyone within my set, or raising your hand again to one of my girls again, I’m going to be back but it’s going to be worse.”
“What you going to do bitch…Nothing I haven’t taken before…Only thing left to do is down me.” Lo-Ki snickered, “Dumb bitch.”
I smiled my own cocky grin and instructed Kam and Thad to continue holding him down. I drew back my six-inch stiletto red bottom heel and rammed it in between Lo-Ki’s legs.
“Ahhhhhhhhhh!” Lo-Ki’s screams pierced the whole apartment building.
“Oh…am I still that dumb bitch?” I asked hypothetically. I brought my heel back again and kicked even more powerfully than I had done the first time. I repeated the kick to Lo-Ki’s groin over and over until blood began to seep through his jeans. I bent down next to him and whispered as he shuddered in pain, “Nigga…you gon’ learn today…that you done fucked with the wrong dumb bitch.
I held out both of my hands for Thad and Kam to give me their .45’s. Without a second thought, I placed the nose of the guns to each of Lo-Ki’s legs right above the kneecap, and fired both simultaneously.
“Fuck! Ahhh!” he screamed over and over.
“Don’t have much to say now huh?” I asked knowing he wouldn’t be able to give me one of his smart-ass responses he had been giving me since I had stepped foot through the door.
I stood back up and looked down at my shoes. “Shit,” I frowned at my bloodied red bottoms. I looked at the cash still stacked on the table, stepped over Lo-Ki, and picked up a few of the stacks of cash and inserted them into my fur coat pocket. “This is your donation to a new pair of red bottoms that you done fucked up,” I said stepping back over him and walking towards the door.
Lo-Ki’s response was just more crying and screaming in pain. I nodded for Thad and Kam to follow me as we headed out of the dope spot. Walking down the stairs people were peeking out of their doors being nosy, trying to find out what happened. Just as we got back to my cream-colored Escalade, I turned around and said, “Somebody needs to call an ambulance…and y’all better not say shit.” Without another word, I stepped up into the backseat and Thad closed the door behind me. We drove off slow…not fast. There was no need to speed, we knew that they would keep their mouths closed…just another tally for street cred and respect.
Gangsta Girls by Coco J
Zyla WIlliams had the perfect life. She was the only child of Zyier and Gabrielle Williams. But on one tragic day Zyla watched her father get gunned down. Six years later, all Zyla wants is payback and for her father killers and the man responsible for his death to suffer. With her best friends by her side, she wanted goes after the man responsible.
When his flame-haired partner disappears after a brutal beating, the legendary Irin enforcer known as Riley Storm sets out to bring her back. Ending his search in Los Angeles, territory he once ruled over, he discovers an alarming secret behind the city’s most violent criminals and decides to reclaim not only his fiery companion and fiercest ally but the land he once called home.