When a blizzard strands grinchy pararescueman, Jensen Hartley at the festive home of Holly Conroy he isn’t prepared for the overwhelming holiday spirit the Conroy family pours on him. He doesn’t do holidays, but something about the Conroys make him long for things he vowed never to want again.Holly Conroy loves the holidays. Christmas, especially. This year, she gets more than she asked for when a handsome stranger shows up at her door in the middle of the worst winter storm she’d seen in years. She only hopes he can survive being stranded with her jovial family during the holidays. Christmas with the Conroys is a fun holiday read, full of family, romance and great food. As an added bonus you get some of the recipes from the story! So snuggle in with your favorite blanket, a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy this fun holiday story and some recipes to add to your holiday baking list.
Essence was making a bold decision by moving to Chicago. With all she endured in New York City, it was time for a fresh start. Malcolm couldn’t be happier to have his woman by his side. He was still beating himself up over his lack of judgement; making a vow to protect her NO MATTER WHAT! As unfinished business resurfaces, he must fight to keep Essence safe.Bonds will be tested.Lines will be crossed.Will their love survive the turbulence?Get ready for the next flight.
Description : A Bride hunts LoveJess is devastated when her father dies, leaving her alone on a ranch she doesn’t know how to run. Ranching is hard work for a young woman. She tries to hire ranch hands but the Civil War is in full flow, all she ends up with is an aged Mexican and his granddaughter. Faced with a murderous neighbour, horrendous weather and stampeding cattle she realises she is no longer able to cope. The only answer: to find a husband. When Jess realises there are no eligible men in the East due to the raging war, she takes drastic action.She decided to go west and looking for a man who help maintain her ranch. Does she finds him? And Does he deals with her? Finally, she will maintain her ranch or not.Description : Texas LoveAT THE TENDER AGE OF NINETEEN, MARIE TURNER WAS FORCED TO LEAVE THE HOME OF HER PARENTS. SHE COULD NO LONGER ENDURE THE ABUSE FORCED UPON HER BY A ONCE-BELOVED UNCLE. TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE, MARIE DIDN’T WANT TO TELL HER PARENTS WHAT WAS GOING ON. IT WOULD BREAK HER MOTHER’S HEART AND SHE WAS UNABLE TO DO SUCH A THING. INSTEAD, SHE GOES TO STAY WITH HER FRIEND MAGGIE, WHO CONVINCES HER TO GO TO CHURCH. MARIE IS RESISTANT AT FIRST, BUT EVENTUALLY AGREES. DOUGLAS WEAVER IS A CATTLE RANCHER IN EL PASO, TEXAS WHO HAS PLACED AN AD FOR A BRIDE IN SEVERAL CHURCH BULLETINS BACK EAST. WHEN HE RECEIVES A LETTER FROM MARIE, HE KNOWS SHE’S THE ONE GOD HAS LED TO HIM. MARIE FEELS A KINSHIP FOR DOUGLAS AND AGREES TO HIS MARRIAGE PROPOSAL. THE MOMENT SHE MEETS HIM IN PERSON, SHE KNOWS THIS WAS MEANT TO BE. THEY SEEM TO BE A HAPPY COUPLE, BUT SHE SOON WONDERS IF SHE SHOULD TELL HIM WHY SHE DECIDED TO LEAVE CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA. WOULD HE THINK LESS OF HER? THEN HER PAST COMES CALLING, AND SHE’S FORCED TO MAKE A DECISION. WILL HE DEFEND HER AND ALLOW HER TO STAY, OR WILL HE FEEL SHE DECEIVED HIM AND SEND HER AWAY? READ FREE with KINDLE UNLIMITEDDownload your copy today! This is a standalone short story with a HEA ending.
Sylver Starr is a werewolf by birth, a cross-dresser by desire, and a secret agent for Earth Guardians, Inc. – although that last is beginning to wear a bit thin. Take tonight, for instance. Posing as participants, Sylver and his partner infiltrate the criminal blood-sport of dog fighting. Their mission is to rescue a kidnapping victim. Unfortunately, the victim is a giant mastiff who shows no sign of cooperating. Abused by his captors and trained to kill, he seems more interested in ripping Sylver to shreds. Understandable, but painful nonetheless. To Sylver, who knows the dog’s history, the situation is infuriating and heartbreaking. And Sylver’s spouse adds to the stress by being… well, himself. Sexy and aggravating in the same breath. He’s a billionaire cat-shifter with a serious James Bond complex – the great Hunter Steele, founder and chief of the Earth Guardians. Which makes him Sylver’s boss as well as his spouse. Hence the aggravation. For a werewolf it’s not easy taking orders from a tomcat. Put it all together and Sylver’s had a bellyful. After this mission he intends to quit EG, but Hunter is equally determined to keep him on the force, and neither man is above using seduction to get his way. In fact, if the two live long enough for this battle of wills to reach the bedroom, it’s anyone’s guess who will emerge on top… Let the games begin!
Thrust into the middle of Civil War battle, with both Union and Rebel protagonists and antagonists, Asunder, the first in the Trilogy, is a story of love and loss and of families torn apart. Thoroughly researched, the novel presents numerous complex, memorable characters struggling against incredible odds in an epic spanning from Texas to New York. he story begins in frigid February, long after the battle. Cyntha Favor, an abolitionist and ardent believer in Spiritualism, searches the battlefield in hopes of finding her husband’s grave. Having received erroneous reports of his death, she hopes to free his tormented soul. During the Civil War, it is estimated that at least one-fifth of the population wholeheartedly believed in Spiritualism. Mary Lincoln held séances in the White House with President Lincoln in attendance. Sara Reeder, initially naïve and an ardent supporter of the Southern cause, is thrust into the battle maelstrom. An excellent horse-woman, she rides to warn the army of a surprise attack, but is too late. With battle all around, she aids wounded Union soldiers, and her zeal for the war changes forever. In early 1861, both armies wore an assortment of uniforms. The Union had not adopted the standard blue uniform. Cyntha’s husband, a Union soldier, Iowa Grays volunteer, Joseph Favor, is found unconscious by Sara. Nursed to health by Sara and her father, Lucas, he awakens with no memory, unable to recall even the battle. The Reeders perceive him, since he is dressed in gray, to be a Confederate. Dred Workman, a conniving Iowan comrade and deserter to the Rebels, falsely identifies Joseph as a Cavalryman in the Third Texas. The Reeder home is turned into a hospital. Soon, they are left to care for numerous wounded with no help from the army. Lucas blames Lincoln for the war. Based on an actual event, he holds a grudge against the president for something that happened before the war when Lincoln was a lawyer. Lucas and his slave have become friends, no longer slave and master.Sara and Joseph are romantically drawn to each other, but Joseph is haunted by fleeting images of his past. Joseph is called to join the cavalry. Will this parting keep them from being together? Joined by her freeman employee and confidant, Josiah Reynolds, Cyntha’s headstrong manner lands her in confinement by the Union army. She meets a dubious Spiritualist who convinces her that Joseph’s soul is indeed tormented. Learning her brother is accused of robbery, and aided by a quirky Rebel supporter, Constance Carver, she plans escape. Her brother has problems of his own when the steamboat he is a passenger on sinks in a storm. The survivors are attacked by River Pirates. With Missouri marauder gangs closing in on the Reeder farm, the Spiritualist Fox sisters holding séances, and devastating battles, Asunder drives towards a devastating climax. Like curtlocklearauthor.com on Facebook, visit the website curtlocklearauthor.com and follow @CurtLock on Twitter
Nyeemah, Fallon, and Skylar are the Daughters Of the notorious kingpin Kingston Rodriguez. After witnessing the death of their parents, the girls flee the city of Dallas and relocate to Alabama, where they set up to run the drug empire inherited from their father. The Rodriguez sisters run the streets of Bama secretly going by the name of Snow. Mekhi and his boy Omari touchdown in hope of getting their feet into the game. However, on their mission to take over, they meet the beautiful Rodriguez sisters, sparking an instant attraction. Mekhi and Nyeemah’s relationship develop rather quickly, but both of them are keeping secrets. Will their secret lifestyles come to surface? Or will they both play the game so well that they don’t realize they’re both fighting for the same spot? Omari finds himself deeply intrigued by the feisty and hardcore, Fallon. What started out as a one-night stand ends up blossoming into more than what he bargained for.Skylar Rodriguez is the baby of the three. She has been holding one of her father’s secrets in for a long time. Unfortunately, unforeseen circumstances occur, forcing her to let her father’s skeletons out of the closet.Come along on this journey with the Rodriguez sisters as they take you on a rollercoaster-like never before in this tale of love, betrayal, and secrets.
Denver MacLean is the owner of Olympia County’s historical MacLean Archery Complex, and he spends much of his time giving aid to the local underprivileged teen population. He’s never been the settling down kind of guy. Devilishly handsome, sarcastic to a fault, he’s never met a guy he liked enough to commit to. That is, until he crosses paths with Alex.Alex Abbot, as the current Sheriff of Olympia, is sworn to uphold the law, but he finds himself at odds with these duties. All his life he’s followed in the footsteps of his father, but he wonders if there might be more to life than just what’s expected of him. When he meets Denver sparks fly, but they’re not the good kind. The two men clash immediately, but find themselves drawn back together time and time again.But as Alex is contemplating his future, he is led off course once more; a body has been discovered in the Olympia Forest Preserve, with all signs pointing right back to Denver. Can these two men work through their differences, not just for the greater good but for their own as well, or will events continue to unravel around them?Book One in the Olympia Series74k wordsWarnings: this book contains foul-mouthed, sarcastic men and consenting sex between said men. Not suitable for those under 18.A further note: Although there is a murder, this book should not be mistaken for a murder mystery or a crime novel of any persuasion.
A brand new start … A brand new YOU …When Bryan’s roommate buys a high-end virtual reality system, it unlocks a whole new world, and Bryan quickly finds himself becoming addicted. Because in Reality + you can be anyone and do anything that you want. Soon Bryan finds himself inside a sexy female body, about to embark on a voyage of discovery …
The only thing I can do right now is run. I don’t have anything else. Why did Mathias have to die? Why did I survive? My life was great. Mathias and I had everything planned. We were supposed to get married. We were ready to settle down and have kids.Then Mathias was killed. I survived. Now, I don’t know what to do. I can’t live without him. I have no life. All my plans are gone. I wish I had died that night too.My parents sent me to Mexico to my aunt and uncle. I can’t see what that should help. I don’t want to be here. I don’t want to be anywhere. I want to be with Mathias.I run. I cry. I try to run until I get exhausted. It is the only way I can get some sleep. I have nightmares. Nightmares about that night where Mathias died. I guess it is not really nightmares, as me reliving what happened.I don’t understand why these four guys approach me. Why are they following me home? Why do they care? They think that they can help me. I am not sure that is true.They say they will help me. They say that I will soon be able to live again. To be happy. To see that there is a future out there for me. Maybe I will even one day be able to love again. I am not so sure about that. How can I live without the love of my life? He is now gone forever.This is a book about a girl that looses the love of her life. One tragic night is all it takes. Then she meets four strangers. They become friends. But will they get her to live again? To smile again? To love again?***This is a standalone, full-length romance novel with a happily ever after, no cliffhanger and no cheating.***
Can a bad girl turn good?That’s the question Renee Williams, a sexy and successful Chicago lawyer has for herself. When a relationship with her fiancé goes south, she finds herself going through a spin cycle of emotional changes. Between getting caught up in a lesbian love affair and having two men fight over her, Renee is faced with finding the right path to her own heart. When tragedy strikes Renee has to make a decision between being the good girl who goes to heaven or the heathen who finds herself fallen in the pits of hell. Will she be able to go back to her childhood roots and find her way back to God again before it’s all too late?