FOREVER YOURS~DESTINY BAY ROMANCES 1-3
Three romances covering the lives and loves of the Carringtons, a rich, influential family living in a sun-drenched beach town. Three brothers, Reid, Matt and Grant, face heartbreak and find love.
My Little Runaway
She ran. He wants answers. But some secrets are just too painful to share.
Jenny jumps out of airplanes in order to block out the painful memories of what made her run away from her family. Reid wants to fix the damage. The only problem is, he doesn’t know how deep it is, and how impossible it will be to cover over. Will his intoxicating love tempt her to risk it all again? Or will it end up making everything worse after all?
Wife For a Night
Forced to pretend to be Matt’s wife, Janet Cardona plans to blow his cover –just as soon as she gets her cat back.
Haunted by lies that have hurt her in the past, Janet can’t stand slick operators. When Matt coerces her into pretending to be his wife in order to fool a nice old lady, she hates every minute of it—doesn’t she? He’s nothing but a despicable conman—and yet, he’s the most exciting man she’s ever known, a far cry from the academic world she’s used to.
Too Scared to Breathe
An injured race car driver and a physical therapist who wants to help him lose the need for speed..
Carrie Harlow can’t stand arrogant men like race car driver Grant Carrington—but something about him keeps her coming back for more. She knows he’s not a forever kind of guy—and she knows he lives life on the edge in ways she can’t comprehend. But as she tries to heal his body with her hands, he chases away her fears with his kisses—until finally, it’s too late to avoid risking the inevitable tragic end to their fairy tale love story.
(The Destiny Bay Romances all take place in the same world and are loosely connected–but each story can stand on its own. Each book contains love scenes.)
A complete collection of the poetry of Edgar Allan Poe. Poe was born on January 19th in Boston, Massachusetts in 1809, and died in his adopted home of Baltimore, Maryland on October 7th, 1849, making him the first American writer in this series.The critical estimation of Poe’s work has increased dramatically over the course of my lifetime, which has been satisfying to observe, as he was for me—as I believe for so many lovers of literature—an early favorite, particularly because of his verse, which is rich with sonic texture and gothic subject matter: insanity, darkness, ghosts, death, etc. It is also quite manageable to read in its entirety at 75 poems depending on how many of those of questionable authorship or in various stages of completion one is willing to include in the official oeuvre. (In fact, it has been some time since I’ve heard the old familiar slight that his popularity in France during the 19th century was perhaps due to his writing gaining something of substance from Charles Baudelaire’s translations.) While perhaps not quite as dramatically prescient in new utterance, form or philosophical depth as Walt Whitman or Emily Dickinson, he certainly was as wise an observer of human nature, and equally brilliant at capturing the psychological nuances of passionate feeling and the frustrating process of understanding human experience. He also had an exquisite ear for language which has made his poems some of the most enjoyable to memorize and recite of all those in English-language verse: “The Raven” and “Annabelle Lee” immediately spring to mind, as does “The Bells,” once beautifully put to music by the American folk singer, Phil Ochs, to offer an example of the breadth of Poe’s influence and the joy with which generations of readers embrace his poems. And to be sure, beyond the varying critical estimation of his output, there is no questioning his popularity. How many 19th century writers get such unique accolades as the naming of a professional sport franchise’s mascot, or their very own bobble head, after all? And in that spirit I am delighted to offer these 75 selections as an official offering of his full poetic output for your personal assessment and, I am confidant, enjoyment.
“My Ántonia” evokes the Nebraska prairie life of Willa Cather’s childhood, and commemorates the spirit and courage of immigrant pioneers in America. One of Cather’s earliest novels, written in 1918, it is the story of Ántonia Shimerda, who arrives on the Nebraska frontier as part of a family of Bohemian emigrants. Her story is told through the eyes of Jim Burden, a neighbor who will befriend Ántonia, teach her English, and follow the remarkable story of her life.Working in the fields of waving grass and tall corn that dot the Great Plains, Ántonia forges the durable spirit that will carry her through the challenges she faces when she moves to the city. But only when she returns to the prairie does she recover her strength and regain a sense of purpose in life. In the quiet, probing depth of Willa Cather’s art, Ántonia’s story becomes a mobbing elegy to those whose persistence and strength helped build the American frontier.Willa Cather was a great artist. —Truman CapoteNo romantic novel ever written in America, by man or woman, is one half so beautiful as “My Ántonia”. —H. L. MenckenThe time will come when Willa Cather will be ranked above Hemingway. —Leon Edel
1860 – Palo Pinto, Texas: Under the spectacular glow of a Comanche moon, a family is slaughtered, their homestead torched.
Nineteen-year-old Barleigh Flanders survives the terrifying raid. Fiercely determined to rebuild, she seizes an opportunity meant for another. It’s a foolhardy, reckless scheme. Desperate, near penniless, it’s her only hope.
Her grueling physical journey stretches from Texas, to Missouri, and into the rugged Utah Territory. However, it’s her emotional journey that takes her to places of uncharted darkness, discovery, and redemption.
In Hughes Levesque, Barleigh gains an unsought ally with dark secrets of his own. A hired gun, it becomes his personal mission to keep Barleigh safe. Doing so may cost him his life, his job, and his heart, none of which he’s keen to lose.
Orphan Moon is a heart-wrenching saga of family love, loss, and betrayal. Both a gripping adventure and a timeless love story, it gallops across the bleeding edge of the western frontier.
***Book 1, BECOMING ALPHA, is free for the month of September***Seventeen-year-old Tessa McCaide has come a long way since her abrupt entrance into the world of werewolves, but she still has just as far to go before she’s comfortable with turning full wolf. In the meantime, she’s avoiding the topic of shifting to four legs any way she can. Thankfully her mate, Dastien Laurent, is quite the distraction. When she finds her best friend, Meredith, getting sick in the bathroom, Tessa knows something’s majorly wrong. Meredith was cursed years ago, and the dark magic kept her wolf dormant—only now the wolf is awake, and that same spell is killing her. Tessa has no intention of sitting around while Meredith wastes away. Even if it means playing with magic she doesn’t understand, she’ll do anything to save Meredith’s life. Including bargaining with the local coven of witches and its crazed leader, whose only goal is getting Tessa to join the witchy ranks. Can Tessa save her friend without losing herself?***A 52K Word Novella***THE ALPHA GIRLS SERIESSeptember-Only Promotion!1. BECOMING ALPHA is FREE!2. AVOIDING ALPHA is FREE!3. ALPHA DIVIDED is 1.99!4. BRUJA is 2.99!5. ALPHA UNLEASHED…releases September 22nd!
One stupid party. One stupid boy. One stupid kiss. And my life was virtually over.Tessa McCaide has a unique talent for getting into trouble. Then again, it isn’t easy for a girl with visions to ignore what she sees. Luckily Tessa and her family are leaving California and moving halfway across the country, giving her the perfect opportunity to leave her reputation as “Freaky Tessa” behind.But Tessa doesn’t realize that kissing the wrong guy in her new Texas town could land her in far more trouble than she ever imagined. Like being forced to attend St. Ailbe’s Academy, a secret boarding school for werewolves.Even if the wrong guy did accidentally turn her into one of “them” and doom her to attending the weirdest high school ever, Tessa can’t help her growing attraction to the mysterious Dastien Laurent.When vampires attack St. Alibe’s and her visions pinpoint an enemy in their midst, Tessa realizes that boy drama and her newfound canine tendencies might just be the least of her problems.
Raising kids is tough. Keeping them alive as the zombie apocalypse begins is tougher. But that’s exactly what stay-at-home mom Karen needs to do: fight fiercely to keep her young daughters safe as her husband Jim battles his way across the city, so they can escape the carnage together. On the worst day of her life, Karen finds that she will do anything to protect her family, and that the line between life and death has teeth.
I get filthy working on cars by day. By night, I get dirty in an entirely different way. I started dancing ‘cause I need extra money to pay my mom’s medical bills. Ladies throw themselves–and their cash–at me, and my bed’s never empty.I had it all figured out…that is, until Marty f*cking Leoni, my #1 high school piece, showed up with a bachelorette party one night. She’s rounded out into a hot young thing whose long legs and wicked curves are enough to make any man beg for mercy. I thought I’d have a little fun and invite her out back for a private dance. Little did I know it would be the spark that reignited the fire that once raged between us–as much as she tries to fight it.It’s been ten years since we parted ways, so why the f*ck can’t I let her go? Hell if I know, but I won’t stop until she’s mine again. Stripped Down is a standalone 188 page novella with ultra-hot steamy scenes and explicit language written for readers age 18 and over.