Texas Secrets: The Gallaghers of Morning Star Book 1 (Texas Lonely: The Gallaghers of Morning Star) by Jean Brashear

The first book in USAToday bestselling Texas romance author Jean Brashear’s TEXAS HEROES: The Gallaghers of Morning Star seriesstories rich with emotion, ripe with secrets, scandals and sexual tension.

Up-and-coming chef Maddie Collins finds out that her father’s life was a lie when she is bequeathed a family homeplace she never knew existedby the husband of the only woman her father ever loved. A former SEAL, sexy cowboy Boone Gallagher arrives back in Texas to discover that the father who drove him away has struck one last blow. The only place he’s ever thought of as home now belongs to a woman who doesn’t want it, and he must keep her there for thirty daysor it will be lost to them both.

“Jean Brashear’s distinctive storytelling voice instantly draws in the reader. She writes with warmth and emotional truth. The depth of her understanding of human nature marks her as a writer to watch, a writer to read and a writer to enjoy.”~#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber

“I really enjoyed this, er, literary foreplay. I knew that when these two finally made love, they wouldn’t just be going through the motionsthere were going to be some fireworks….Jean Brashear is a terrific discovery for me.” ~The Romance Reader

“Gifting readers with another emotionally charged romance, Ms. Brashear has a fine knack for commingling full-bodied characters, a fast-moving storyline and just the right measure of passion.” ~Romantic Times Bookclub magazine

“Jean Brashear has that “it” factor. She is an incredibly talented writer who can hit every note with enough clarity to bring the reader tears, laughter, or just, ‘Oh, my, this is an amazing story.’ ” ~New York Times bestselling author Stella Cameron

The TEXAS HEROES series includes:

TEXAS SECRETS
TEXAS LONELY
TEXAS BAD BOY
TEXAS REFUGE
TEXAS STAR
TEXAS DANGER
TEXAS ROOTS
TEXAS WILD
TEXAS DREAMS

More praise for the TEXAS HEROES series:

“Marvelous talent for creating striking romantic stories by blending charismatic characters, compelling conflict and just the right touch of passion. ~Romantic Times Bookclub magazine TOP PICK (4

Author: Jean Brashear

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
383 reviews

One Sixth of a Gill: a collection by Jean Gill

Shortlisted for the librarians’ Wishing Shelf Award 2014’A rare treat’ – J.G. Harlond, author of ‘The Empress Emerald”An eclectic mix – quite unputdownable’ – B.A. Morton, author of prize-winning crime novel ‘Mrs Jones’    Five-minute reads. Meet people you will never forget: the night photographer, the gynaecologist’s wife, the rescue dog. Dip into whatever suits your mood, from comedy to murders; from fantastic stories to blog posts, by way of love poetry.     Fully illustrated by the author in black and white; Jean Gill’s original photographs are as thought-provoking as her writing. An out of body experience for adventurous readers. Or, of course, you can ‘Live Safe’.Not for youthe blind alley on a dark night,wolf-lope pacing you step for stepas shadows flare on the walls.

Author: Jean Gill

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
26 reviews

Incidental Contact by Jaxon Grant

NBA Superstar CJ Wright lays with his blood spilling from his body. If help doesn’t come fast, he will die.

While waiting for someone to come and help him out of this unbelievable situation, he starts to fade away. As he loses consciousness, he travels back eight years to where it all started—on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At UNC, CJ encounters a group of people that helped send his life down unthinkable paths that he’ll never forget.

In the first entry of this trilogy, come take this journey with CJ as he opens Pandora’s Box—unraveling and reliving everything that led up to this pivotal life or death moment.

Author: Jaxon Grant

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
39 reviews

Addicted to You (Addicted Series) by Krista Ritchie and Becca Ritchie

Book #1 in the Addicted series She’s addicted to sex. He’s addicted to booze…the only way out is rock bottom.No one would suspect shy Lily Calloway’s biggest secret. While everyone is dancing at college bars, Lily stays in the bathroom. To get laid. Her compulsion leads her to one-night stands, steamy hookups and events she shamefully regrets. The only person who knows her secret happens to have one of his own.Loren Hale’s best friend is his bottle of bourbon. Lily comes at a close second. For three years, they’ve pretended to be in a real relationship, hiding their addictions from their families. They’ve mastered the art of concealing flasks and random guys that filter in and out of their apartment.But as they sink beneath the weight of their addictions, they cling harder to their destructive relationship and wonder if a life together, for real, is better than a lie. Strangers and family begin to infiltrate their guarded lives, and with new challenges, they realize they may not just be addicted to alcohol and sex. Their real vice may be each other.New Adult Best Seller – Recommended for readers 18+ for mature content. 

Author: Krista Ritchie and Becca Ritchie

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
375 reviews

UNMISTAKABLE (Able Series Book 2) by Gigi Aceves and Angie Davis

As a child, Roxy Oliver experienced her first heartache resulting in her trusting only a few…
As a man, Cody Davis experienced many deaths while serving in the Marines; however, his greatest grief was when two of the most important people in his life died, resulting in him needing to be in control….
Both lost the same thing…
Felt the same pain….
Suffered the same fate…
The loss of LOVE.
Finally, destiny’s smiling their way as love blossoms between them. When danger comes knocking, threatening to destroy what they both hold dear, is it an unmistakable love when he’s willing to give up his life for hers, or is that control? Isn’t it an unmistakable love when protecting him is the only choice she has, or is that trusting no one, but herself?
So, when everything’s left broken….
Will control prevail over trust, or will forgiveness be the road that leads them to their unmistakable love….
“Love always protects, always trust, always hopes, and always perseveres.”
1 Corinthians 13:7

Author: Gigi Aceves and Angie Davis

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
23 reviews

Awake in Hell by Helen Downing

Meet Louise Patterson. She’s dead.

She’s also in Hell: A place where everyone must face the challenges of being damned. This includes below code living arrangements, a supernatural closet that makes getting dressed every day punitive, and absolutely horrible coffee.

When Louise was alive, she was one of those “Go Big or Go Home” kinda people. As an underworld dweller, she’s getting used to the fact that living “larger than life” may have had some not-so-great consequences in the afterlife.

That is until she loses her job in Hell. In her search for gainful employment in Central City, Hades, she finds a post-it note that gives her something to look forward to for the first time since arriving down below.

Louise discovers the “Second Chance Temp Agency” along with its enigmatic CEO Mr. Deedy, who gives her so much more than a job.

Foul-mouthed and seemingly unlucky, Louise gets pulled into a truly Hellacious adventure–filled with demons, ghosts, angels, magic, temp jobs, wardrobe malfunctions, and quite possibly…redemption.

Author: Helen Downing

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
45 reviews

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Illustrated) by Mark Twain

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (or, in more recent editions, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn) is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885. Commonly named among the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to be written throughout in vernacular English, characterized by local color regionalism. It is told in the first person by Huckleberry “Huck” Finn, a friend of Tom Sawyer and narrator of two other Twain novels (Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer, Detective). It is a direct sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.The book is noted for its colorful description of people and places along the Mississippi River. Set in a Southern antebellum society that had ceased to exist about twenty years before the work was published, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an often scathing satire on entrenched attitudes, particularly racism.Perennially popular with readers, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has also been the continued object of study by literary critics since its publication. It was criticized upon release because of its coarse language and became even more controversial in the 20th century because of its perceived use of racial stereotypes and because of its frequent use of the racial slur “nigger”, despite strong arguments that the protagonist, and the tenor of the book, is anti-racist.

Author: Mark Twain

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
922 reviews

Ten Days In Paradise by Linda Abbott

Vacationing on beautiful Sanibel Island off Florida’s Gulf Coast, Ellen Bennett has never felt so guilty—or more alive.
This wasn’t the way things were supposed to turn out. The 45-year-old successful career woman, wife and mother traveled to the island paradise for solitude and a much-needed break from her family. But a chance encounter with a fellow traveler sparks a powerful attraction, forcing Ellen to make a decision that could change her life forever.
Against an idyllic backdrop of white sand beaches, azure waters and lush palms, Ellen struggles to subdue a firestorm of emotions. David, the father of three young children, confronts the fault lines in his own marriage that lead to a stunning revelation.
Their relationship unfolds as David’s family gathers on Sanibel to celebrate their parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. Tensions are running high. David’s mother is worried about her husband’s strange behavior and inexplicable memory lapses. His sisters, Julia, an over-achieving corporate exec, and Maggie, a hard-partying renegade who just announced she’s gay and leaving her husband, haven’t spoken for months.
On the island, a small congregation battles to save a beloved seaside chapel to make room for a lavish oceanfront mansion. Ellen takes up the cause when she meets 76-year-old Liz Taylor, a vivacious widow with a sparkling wit and a secret passion of her own.
A compelling and heartfelt novel, Ten Days in Paradise masterfully explores the inner landscapes of marriage and family relationships.

Author: Linda Abbott

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
21 reviews

Take a Load Off, Mona Jamborski by Joanna Franklin Bell

From an award-winning author comes a novel about a 528-pound recluse. Meet Mona Jamborski, who hasn’t left her home in years and is slowly eating herself to death, with one foot in her past memories and another foot in her grave. Mona sees no future for herself until one day, someone knocks on her door and unwittingly leads her into a life-changing decision. Take a Load Off, Mona Jamborski is a book filled with the wonders and heartbreaks of human relationships.

Author: Joanna Franklin Bell

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
37 reviews

Against the Clock: an ACTION THRILLER: #1 in the ACTION THRILLER series (‘The Clock’ Action Thriller series) by charlie Moore

Shirin Reyes has come out of the cold with a vengeance.
Determined to kill the men responsible for her husband’s
death, she finds herself torn between her all consuming
vendetta and the consequences her actions have on those
she cares about.

Unrelenting. Unstoppable. Uncompromising. Shirin ruthlessly
hunts down each man, working her way to the top, never
realizing she has penetrated the inner sanctum of a covert
operation – entangled within an explosive web of scandal,
treason, murder and government corruption.

Author: charlie Moore

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
68 reviews