If Deena Sharpe had known she would soon be investigating another death, she might have skipped Christmas altogether. Buoyed by a new job and a spirit for the holidays, she carries on, blind to what the next few weeks will hold.
A Christmas party for the upper crust of the small Texas town of Maycroft turns tragic when the hostess ends up dead. Everyone assumes her death is an accident—everyone except her daughter, Estelle. She turns to Deena to help solve the mystery. A jealous friend and a mysterious heir are just two of the likely suspects.
As a school teacher turned newspaper reporter, Deena must get crafty to dig out the truth before anyone else gets hurt, including her own brother.
A little romance, some snarky suburban competition, and a lot of mystery will keep readers guessing in this cozy whodunit.
Putting the will in willpower.For Taylor McCain, his only son was his only failure. In an attempt to accomplish after death what he was unable to do in life, the self-made success story leaves his son, Josh, “a bucket list from hell” that targets Josh’s mind, body, and soul. Josh has two years to fulfill every item in the testament of “tough love,” or he won’t see a red cent.Stripped of all his advantages–allowance, swanky apartment, flashy sports car, credit cards, and everything else that made life a breeze–overnight, slacker extraordinaire Josh goes from a penthouse on easy street to a pit on hard-knock alley. He is left no option but to set out on an odyssey of self-discipline and renewal that takes him to people, places, and challenges he never dreamed he’d have to encounter. And, if he doesn’t blow it, true love.Upbeat, humorous, and inspiring, The Will is an enthralling story of self-discovery and renewal.
How is a small town linked to historical events like the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius and the story of Adam and Eve? Who built a system of tunnels underneath the town – and for what purpose? Why are all of the residents disappearing from towns nearby?
Thirteen-year-old Adam McTaggart and his friends uncover these secrets – along with a little known history of the world – as they race to save their tiny town.
Will they find the Town Secret before someone much more dangerous does?
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Read!! Oct. 6 2014
By Cherie Frick
Very entertaining. Good, clean reading for all ages. Pace is like a Dan
Brown book, I.e. lots of great suspense and adventure.
5.0 out of 5 stars A great way to visualize my hometown! Nov. 23 2014
By Pamela de Bruin
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Throughout the story, i had mental images of Grayson. It was fun and a delightful adventure. Thank you for the journey.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars Oct. 4 2014
By Kimberly D Schaan
Great read for kids and parents!
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The most OTT romantic friends-to-lovers, feel-good gay romance. Contains an elopement to Gretna Green for a British secret wedding and a whole lot of man-on-man love action.Impulsive, Connor is set to take over the family business, Sky High Scaffolds, with his siblings. But he might be ruled out as possible CEO, because even though he’s almost thirty, he’s still single.Connor makes a life-changing chance discovery about a member of his construction team. Lee is gay, but no one at work knows. The macho scaffolding crew aren’t known for their gay-friendliness.At twenty-nine years of age, sexy scaffolder Lee is looking for love and commitment. He’s not about to hook up with any straight guy who’s going through a gay experimental phase. Especially not his work colleague, Connor.Lee fears rejection if and when Connor wakes up and realizes he’s not bisexual and not into guys.Connor fears losing the love of his life if he can’t prove he’s serious about him and win Lee’s heart.A standalone novel. There is no cliffhanger, no cheating, and there is a happy ending. 55,000 words of gay construction workers friends to lovers romance.This is book 1 in the Sky High Scaffolders series.Our Secret Wedding & Our Secret Christmas: both books are available as one volume in print and audiobook. And then read on as the characters appear in the stories of their friends. All stories in the series take place at overlapping times so you see some of the same situations from other points of view. The night before the wedding is in Tread the Boards and the big party arranged by Connor’s parents is in The Glass Ceiling.
* * * READERS FAVORITE GOLD AWARD WINNER 2012–YOUNG ADULT * * *
***Based on a dream the author had in high school-chapter 1 & 2***
Protecting her from the fallen was his duty.
Falling in love was never part of his plan.
Loving her was forbidden.
Being with her was all that mattered, even if it meant he would be exiled for all eternity.
Claudia Emerson’s life is about to change when her good friend, who coincidentally shares the same first and last name, dies in a tragic accident. Distraught at the loss of her friend, Claudia’s dreams become tumultuous, and through them she mysteriously travels to another world called Crossroads. There, she unexpectedly meets Michael, a nephilim–half angel, half human. Now that she’s been there, fallen and demons are after her, suspecting she must be special, and it is up to Michael and the other nephilim to protect her. Her dream becomes a nightmare as more secrets are revealed about who she really is, and the true identities of the people she loves most.
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!
“The Wonder Years” meets “The Notebook” in this true-life coming-of-age love story.
If you remember your first love, your first date and your first kiss, then Feels Like the First Time will take you back to those moments. Shawn met Dawn when she moved in next door in 1976. Soon, they were best friends, then became each other’s first loves. Shawn was outgoing but bookish, Dawn, beautiful and reserved. Their storybook romance came to an end when Dawn’s parents forbid them to see each other.
They obeyed – for 27 years, until a chance meeting swept them up in a storm of emotions and memories. Can the sweet bond of first love not only survive into middle age, but flourish?
Feels Like the First Time lets you share in the magic of young love in small town America in the 1970s. No matter how much the world changes, some things – timeless music, high school dances, making out in the backseat of a Chevy Vega, and of course true love – will always remain the same.