“… a medical thriller not for the squeamish.” -Publishers Weekly
Meet Detective Nurse Gina Mazzio: She’s feisty, determined, tenacious, and all ballsy Italian ex-Bronxite. She might remind you a bit of Sandra Bullock when Sandra’s in FBI mode. Detective’s not her real title, RN is, though it might as well be Guardian Angel. Because you know how scary nurses can be; and how compassionate. Gina’s gone into investigative mode because her patients are in danger. And everyone at her fancy San Francisco hospital’s blowing it off like everything’s normal.
Carl Chapman, a young man with an excellent prognosis, has already died–and Gina knows he shouldn’t have. Another patient’s acting weird and desperate; a third, a teen-ager, has actually run away. Gina soon learns Carl’s cancer treatment’s gone missing, in fact finds out her patients are being subjected to a form of blackmail so diabolical Hanibal Lecter could have dreamed it up.
And murdered if they don’t pay up.
They’re blasted with chemotherapy and every other toxic poison available to save their lives. Most days they’re so run down they’re more dead than alive. But there’s one chance for survival—an experimental treatment. In turn, each will be infused with his or her own treated bone marrow – frozen, secure in the hospital’s storage vaults.
Only maybe not so secure. Because then comes the note: “We have your marrow…pay $50,000 or die now!”
Before it’s over, Gina will be stalked, threatened, and nearly killed. This is an action-packed but shocking, take-no-prisoners tale of medical suspense, definitely not for the faint-hearted. But fans of the more hard-boiled medical thrillers (and also of Patricia Cornwell) will eat it up! As well as lovers of, strong women sleuths, hospital mysteries, and all medical fiction, especially fans of Tess Gerritsen, Carolyn McCray, Eileen Dreyer, Lisa Genova, and Robin Cook.
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Mia Callaway thought she had the perfect guy and the perfect job…until she didn’t. After a run of bad luck, Mia is looking for an escape, so she agrees to go to Angel’s Bay to clean out her aunt’s house. She has no idea that the wounded soldier next door and his adorable, but also wounded, daughter are about to change her definition of perfect. Add in stolen art, a family secret, and a town where miracles can happen, and Mia’s escape turns out to be the greatest adventure of her life.
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ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS (#1)
SO THIS IS LOVE (#2)
FALLING FOR A STRANGER (#3)
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NOBODY BUT YOU (A Callaway Wedding Novella)
ALL A HEART NEEDS (#5)
THAT SUMMER NIGHT (#6)
WHEN SHADOWS FALL (#7)
SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW (#8)
IF I DIDN’T KNOW BETTER (#9)
Whether you decorate them with a quick layer of frosting or adorn each with custom flowers and artistic touches, your cupcake desserts will be the hit of your next get together.
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If cupcakes are a bit rich for your taste, fill your dessert craving with a muffin. You’ll find loads of tasty muffin recipes from healthful bran and whole grain to delicious fruit and berry versions. And, of course there are specialty recipes like peanut butter and coffeecake, and of course, chocolate.
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67 recipes for festive desserts and drinks for the holiday season, all contributed by the wonderful authors and staff at Tirgearr Publishing.
This book is a celebration of our publishing year and instead of the traditional Christmas card, we thought we would put together a book of our favorite festive recipes.
All the authors and staff have given their recipes and time to make this book without remuneration.
** All proceeds from the sale of this book go to charity. **
Be Still My Heart Banana Nut Bread by Patricia McAllister
Bread Pudding by Kemberlee Shortland
Canadian Christmas Pudding with Rum Sauce by Lynette Willows
Cappuccino Mousse by Christine McPherson
Chocolate Fondue by Stephanie Johnson
Chocolate Seduction Cake by Charlene Raddon
Cream Cheese Cookies by Dellani Oakes
Crumbs Crumble by Cathy Mansell
Dark Dream Bites by K.A. Laity
Divinity Fudge by R.L. McCoy
Individual Apple Sponges by Christine McPherson
Irish Brack by Cathy Mansell
Irish Pancakes with Sugar and Lemon by Peter Shortland
Magpie Pie by K.A. Laity
Mexican Wedding Cookies by Scarlett Valentine
Mince Pies by Peter Shortland
Mini Filo Dessert Bites by Isabo Kelly
Oatmeal Cookies by Charlene Raddon
Pecan Pie by R.L. McCoy
Pumpkin Pie by Amanda Stephanie
Pumpkin Roll by Carley Bauer
Pumpkin Spice Bread by Amanda Stephanie
Raspberry-Topped Lemon Pie by Charlene Raddon
Red Velvet Cupcakes by Scarlett Valentine
Rich, Thick and Chocolate Brownies! by Christy Nicholas
Rum Balls by Kristi Ahlers
Savarin Cake by Charlene Raddon
Shes My Cherry Pie by Scarlett Valentine
Shortbread Cookies by R.L. McCoy
Sugar Cookies by Kristi Ahlers
The Real Deal Baked Cheesecake by Patricia McAllister
Walnut Spice Cookies by Isabo Kelly
Brandy Eggnog by Dellani Oakes
Ginger Snap Martini by Stephanie Johnson
Hogmanay by Stella Whitelaw
Holly Berry by Stella Whitelaw
Hot Apple Cider by Kemberlee Shortland
Hot Butterscotch Chocolate by Christy Nicholas
Hot Chocolate Mix by Dellani Oakes
Mulled Cranberry Juice by Lynette Willows
Peppermint Martini by Stephanie Johnson
SnowFall (not Snowball) by Stella Whitelaw
The Manchester by C. Margery Kempe
The Swan Prince by C. Margery Kempe
FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING & AWARD WINNING AUTHOR SELENA KITT
Beneath Conrad “Beast” Beeston III’s fierce, intense gaze, his brooding temperament, his knuckles scarred from fighting, lurks a wild man, his strong, broad back darkly inked with his own hard truths.
He only has one mode, and “Beast” is it. He ripped through Tilly’s life, tearing it to shreds, and then he was gone, giving a stiff middle finger to a life of entitlement. He left her like he leaves them all—with little more than a broken heart. But for Tilly, there was one more thing.
He left her with an unbearable secret she’s been forced to keep for years.
Tilly’s privileged life, after her recent graduation from Mt. Holyoke, has come to a screeching halt under tragic circumstances. Had she really believed she’d never see her Devil Dog stepbrother again?
Now he’s coming home—and she’s forced to face his cocky smirk and arrogant swagger, to look once again into the eyes of the monster who left her.
Forced to confront him, what she sees is a raw, broken, tortured man who just might be the only person she knows keeping even bigger secrets than she is.
Worse, she still wants him. Even if it means breaking everything in her life wide open—even if it means unleashing the Beast.
NOTE: This is a full-length novel, no cliffhangers
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Megan Vandemeer meant to tell her parents about her broken engagement, but a month and a half later she finds herself boarding a plane home to her wedding. Having stretched avoidance to its limits, it’s time to come clean–a terrifying prospect since her mother is sure to blame her rather than her cheating, emotionally frigid ex. A couple of drinks and two Dramamine later, Megan finds herself spilling her sob story to the tall, dark, and handsome stranger in the seat next to her.
With only one week left to save his business, Josh McMillan boards a plane to Kansas City in a last-ditch effort, leaving the details to chance. An unexpected answer is delivered in the form of the beautiful brunette beside him. Though she’s completely loopy, her honesty, openness, and humor charm him. So when she passes out before landing, he helps her off the plane–a good deed that leads to a colossal misunderstanding. Her parents assume he’s her fiancé. In a twist of fate, the mix-up might help Josh save his business, so he plays along, figuring he can help Megan too. All he has to do is stage a public break up convincing enough to appease her mother.
Josh is only supposed to be a substitute groom, but the more time he and Megan spend together, the more their pretend engagement starts to feel real…and the less they want to break it off. Can a relationship that began as a farce turn into happily ever after?