Her best friend, Alex, is dead.
Paige can’t get over her twin sister blaming her for a tragic event in their past.
Colorado is in the midst of voting on lesbian and gay rights and Paige is terrified to come out of the closet, fearful for her life.
Many people in Paige’s life are keeping secrets from her. Will she piece everything together before it’s too late?
In this gripping first-person narrative, a young college student grapples with more than first loves or coming of age. In a world filled with homophobia, suicidal feelings, and a dysfunctional family, Paige cuts her wrists in an attempt to free herself from the crazy life that’s all she’s ever known.
Could there be new lessons in store for Paige? With the help of her girlfriend, friends, and a compassionate therapist, can Paige find the safe space she needs to heal, grow, and cut her strings?
Praise for MARIONETTE:
“I highly recommend this book not only to young adult readers but to mature readers as well since many difficult topics are addressed.” — Lipstick Lesbian Reviews
“The ending was definitely shocking and unexpected.” — This Girl Reads A Lot Blog
“Marionette is something I will definitely be keeping on my Kindle and reading again.” — Angie
“The book has mystery, action, suspense, and sadness woven together to make it a good, fast paced novel. An interesting book with a lot of emotions and drama woven together.” — Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite
“I read Marionette in one sitting. Then I went back to read it again for this review and was just as delighted the second time.” — Reviewed by Jo Bryant for Blog Critics
“You know how sometimes a book just slowly creeps up on you and before you know it, you are right there, in the moment and the rest of the world has disappeared? Marionette by T. B. Markinson did that to me!” — Tome Tender Blogspot
“I thought I knew where it might end, but I was surprised where the tale took me. It’s not often a book can surprise me anymore.” — Christine Rains, author of Fearless
“The novel is full of dark humor and realistic, smart dialogue. This is an intelligent first-person novel that includes both suspense and romance.” — Lynn Kear, author of Black-Hearted Bitch
“MARIONETTE is a satisfying, thrilling read that delivers from the outset and packs a powerful wallop at the end.” — Matthew Peters, author of Conversations Among Ruins
Fans of LDS and Christian fiction will love this clean romance that takes place in the South.
Sydney Lassiter has the perfect life—glamour, wealth, and all the high-society status to go with it. But something is telling her that she needs to return to the sleepy little town of Stoney Creek, Alabama where she grew up. She hasn’t been there since her father was killed in a boating accident—or was he murdered? She takes a job as a safety consultant at the local sawmill—the same place where her father worked—and sets out to discover the truth about his death.
In Stoney Creek, you don’t ask the kinds of questions Sydney is asking. There are too many secrets—secrets that someone will do anything to keep hidden. To complicate matters, Sydney becomes enmeshed in a confusing love quadrangle involving two men, and the other woman, who seems to want both of them. And both men seem to have some connection to the death of her father.
The closer Sydney gets to the truth, the more it seems that her quest could destroy not only her but the people and town she has come to love.
“Poignant, suspenseful, and romantic. Beautifully written and filled with unexpected twists and turns. A sleek romantic thriller.”
Deborah Smith, New York Times Bestselling Author of A PLACE TO CALL HOME
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When Danielle Rouge was sixteen years old, fate sent her the love of her life … and the poor dear hadn’t a clue. Now, twelve years later, she finds herself on the outside of the hotel room that her husband, Jon, and his mistress are currently occupying. More insulted than devastated (after all, who wouldn’t want Danielle Rouge?), she runs away, if a grown woman can run away, and happens upon Malcolm Blair. Hmm … isn’t he that attorney The Boston Globe keeps raving about? Gorgeous, wealthy and available. Goodbye, Jon.
Malcolm Blair’s the smirking type, the politically connected type, the tap-your-phone-to-find-out-what-you’re-up-to type. He’s assisted fate in its quest to woo Danielle back to him and he believes he’s done a brilliant job. That is, until someone begins stalking Danielle, threatening to drive away the one woman he’s ever truly longed for. But no worries; he’ll fix this. After all, that’s what he does. He fixes things, no matter who has to suffer. He. Will. Fix. This.
Jon knows that Malcolm Blair is a Boston heavy hitter who is hell-bent on stealing his wife away from him. Those mysterious flowers Danielle receives on the first day of spring, those unsigned birthday cards she’s gotten for the past twelve years, all are from Malcolm Blair. The political powerhouse was aiming to seduce another man’s wife. Jon can prove it. He can prove it, win Danielle back and destroy Malcolm all at the same time. Just watch him.
When she discovers things are not as they seem and a faceless human is torturing the supernatural groups in her city, she and her crew must break the rules and begin to protect the Others from the humans.
But as the darkness inside her becomes stronger and she ends up on the wrong side of a battle she must not lose, who will save Rune from herself?
Dumped by her fiancee in the middle of a tragic family crisis, Reesa Callahan readily admits she is jaded about love. No matter how sexy and nice, unless the man in her life is a home contractor, a plumber, or a potential employer, he can serve only one useful purpose to her. And even then, one night is all she can offer. She told Shane Larson that the night they met. Why can’t the stubborn man accept her limited reality and just leave her alone?
Graphic novelist Shane Larson’s focus is on his next book release. When that is finished, he plans to complete his doctorate. Just like he told his nagging father and gloating brother, he had definitely not been looking for a serious relationship when a one-night stand ended up being the woman of his dreams. Weeks later he’s almost given up hope when helping a friend accidentally leads him to the mysterious “Anne’s” front door. Rather than it being the end of his search, he finds not only the woman he wants but a whole family. Being in love with the right woman is just as wonderful as his father predicted, but does he have what it takes to love them all?
About the series…
The Art Of Love series begins with the stories of the three Larson men. Books 1-3 cover the romances of Will Larson and his two adult sons, Michael and Shane. Each hero in this series is an artist. Each heroine in the series is bit damaged. Sometimes the stories get a little too real when complicated family relationships make dating even more challenging. This romantic comedy series is humorous, but also emotionally charged. Books 4 and 5 carry on this tradition.
Attractive, young and equally strong-headed, they are a match never meant to be made. But when they get too close, they cannot deny what ignites between them.
It’s explosive…and more than Scarlett ever hoped for.
Growing up poor and motherless, smart and ambitious Scarlett Sommerfield never thought she would find someone to belong to.
In her best friend’s palatial home on the right side of the tracks, she finds security and kindness—with the exception of her best friend’s brooding and arrogant older brother, Dev, who struggles with his own demons.
But when she moves in with his family for her senior year of high school, she learns he is more than he has revealed over the years…
…And a forbidden love sparks between them reaching an explosive climax during a night of unbridled and breathtaking passion.
It is the best night of Scarlett’s young life and she foolishly believes nothing could ruin it.
Until his parents return and everything goes to hell.
Steeped in outdated rules and traditions about love and marriage, the Bashir Family makes no secret that Scarlett simply doesn’t measure up as a match for their eldest son. And the very people who made her feel part of the family now want nothing more than to see her gone for good.
Including her former best friend.
Will Scarlett and Dev’s love survive against his intolerant family, her personal misfortunes and a dark life-changing secret he’s kept simmering just under the surface? Or will Scarlett end up back where she started: facing her future utterly alone.
“A fast paced, beautifully written young love story with intrigue, passion and smart witty dialogue.” – Adrienne Chism
“I loved this book. Mattie Dunman has created interesting characters, both good and bad, and kept the pace quick and exciting.” — Breathe In Books
Liz Hannigan has been on the run since she was twelve years old.
Her mother is dead. Her father has lost his job. And thanks to an experimental procedure, Liz is now able to ‘download’ the contents of every brain around her with a simple touch. Forced to hide from both the federal government and a darkling group of morally deficient scientists known as the Coalition who are determined to exploit her abilities, she moves with her father to the bucolic coal town of Pound, West Virginia.
But the hunt for Liz and her abilities hasn’t ended, and her hopes for peace are shattered when she inadvertently downloads the enigmatic Carey Drake, whose unusual good looks and charm conceal a secret as shocking as her own. Stunned by the knowledge that she has found someone else with extraordinary abilities, Liz finds herself drawn to Carey, discovering a deep attraction and dares to hope for the first time she might find love.
When an agent of the Coalition begins stalking her, Liz must find a way to work with the government agency she most mistrusts as she strives to build a longed-for normal life and evade the agent who has tracked her down. Caught up in a struggle to save herself and those she loves, the girl who sees all is blind to true danger until it is too late.
When Shay McDaniels learns that her father has been receiving threatening letters, she heads to the resort he owns in the Keys, hoping to convince him to bring in the police. He stubbornly refuses, telling her that bad publicity of any sort could hurt his business.
Chase has no idea that the young woman he meets on the beach, the one whose son is determined to ‘catch his mommy a man’ is James Lansing’s daughter and grandson. The background check he’s done on James Lansing has his daughter currently living in Miami. So when he catches glimpses of her talking to James, even hugging him, she moves to the top of Chase’s suspect list.
For the first time since her divorce, a man succeeds in stirring Shay’s passion. But more importantly, he makes her son smile. Unfortunately, Chase Reynold’s constant proximity to her father stirs her suspicion as well.
When James Lansing invites both Shay and Chase to join him in the private dining room, they discover each other’s true identities. Then Lansing informs Chase he’s to become his daughter’s personal bodyguard until the situation with the threats is taken care of. Being thrown together twenty-four hours a day is the last thing Chase wants, considering the growing feelings he has for Shay. Distraction can make a man careless. But he accepts, determined to protect her and her son with his life.
Shay finds herself falling for her ‘bodyguard’, a man determined to keep his heart at bay because he believes she deserves a man who can give her more children. Can she convince him he really is her happily-ever-after? Or will secrets uncovered succeed in tearing them apart?
Humor…Romance…A touch of suspense…A story to warm your heart and make you laugh!