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Stopping in Lonely Places by Mary Lee Tiernan
Larry A. Winters - 2013
But there was one tie to the industry she could not sever. Her sister, Tara, was also a porn star. Two years later, when Tara supposedly commits suicide, Ashley must return to the San Fernando Valley and the life she thought she'd left behind. Now she's not sure who she can trust--especially the handsome new video editor who seems intent on helping her. But she won't leave Los Angeles until she's proven Tara's death was a murder. And until she's faced the killer.One of the most thrilling and original novels of the year, Hardcore crackles with sexual tension, great characters, and enough twists to keep mystery and thriller fans turning pages until every secret is revealed.
Echo of Glory: An Irish Legends Novel (Celtic Legends Collection)
Martina Boone - 2018
A heart-pounding and magical tapestry of romance, history, legend, and complex themes of inequality that resonated as deeply centuries ago as they do today. Perfect for fans of Susanna Kearsley, Nora Roberts, Mary Stewart, Maeve Binchy, and Susan Wiggs. After a disastrous relationship with her boss, Meg Cameron leaves her job with two bad options. Stay silent? Or speak up and ruin her career? A trip to an archeological dig gives her time to reflect on historical imbalances of power, but history refuses to stay quietly in the bloody past of Ireland's beautiful Beara Peninsula and the O'Sullivan massacre. Niall Sullivan has spent years chasing the truth of what happened to his family in 1602. But he never expected to have to bring his newly orphaned nephew, Adam, with him to excavate on Dursey Island--without internet or television or even reliable cell phone coverage. Still, time alone together in the abandoned village could be exactly what the two of them need to build the foundations of a family. Until Meg Cameron comes along. Meg and her developing relationship with Niall brings out both the best and the worst in Adam. And as danger comes from unexpected sources, they all have choices to make. Life and death choices none of them expected. ★★★★★ PRAISE FOR LAKE OF DESTINY ★★★★★ "Delightful, charming, and heartwarming!" -- New York Times bestselling author Wendy Higgins "I loved this!!! It reminds me of a Nora Roberts series, The Gallaghers of Ardmore . . . but a Scottish version with men in kilts!" -- Two Chicks on Books "Outlander-Lite Meets Gilmore Girls in Scotland. This is a story that sucked me in from the start and didn't let go until I'd laughed, shed a few tears and worked up an appetite. Fast. Fun. Romantic. Read it!" -- Jenuine Cupcakes "Endearing and alluring! Modern day mixed with history, truth, folklore, and just the right touch of the blarney! -- Thoughts on Your Words "So much charm it's magical!" -- BookGeek ★★★★★ PRAISE FOR COMPULSION ★★★★★ "Skillfully blends rich magic and folklore with adventure, sweeping romance, and hidden treasure . . . Impressive." -- Publisher's Weekly "Eight Beaufort is so swoon-worthy that it s ridiculous." RT Book Reviews , RT Editors Best Books of the Year "Darkly romantic and steeped in Southern Gothic charm, you ll be compelled to get lost in the Heirs of Watson Island series." -- #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout "The perfect Southern family saga: charming and steamy on the surface, with cold-blooded secrets buried down deep." -- Kendare Blake, -- New York Times bestselling author "Haunting, atmospheric, and absorbing.
Wild Keepers: A Boxset
Dee Bridgnorth - 2019
And helping her out is the mysterious Caleb Stone, a consultant that the city has sent to assist. Allie has never met anyone like Caleb before. He sets her heart beating wildly, but he doesn’t seem to want to talk about his personal life at all… Caleb recognises the beautiful blonde woman immediately. He inadvertently turned into the wolf to save her from a mugger on the street. Fighting his attraction to Allie, Caleb knows that he is flirting with danger. Because if he finds his mate, he will lose his position with the Wild Keepers. And that cannot happen. He has worked too hard to prove himself. Book Two Maya Roberts has always hated the city of Covenester. But when she is offered the position of prima ballerina with the embattled Covenester City Ballet, it seems too good to resist. But then she finds the artistic director dead in a strange room of the old theatre, and encounters something that terrifies her more than anything she could have ever imagined… Evan Watts doesn’t want to take on the case at the city ballet company. Ballet is not really his style. But the leader of his pack of wolf shapeshifters, the Wild Keepers, insists, and so Evan poses as a security guard to find out if demons are behind all that is going wrong with the company. Who killed the artistic director, and why? Book Three Shay has worked the mean streets on case after case with the Wild Keepers, the pack of wolf shapeshifters sworn to protect the city from the Vilgath, a vicious race of demons. And he’s done his job damn well. So damn well he’s now beta, the second in command. But at this time of year, it all starts to get on top of him. Memories of what happened to his best friend, Eric, on a lark that went wrong back when he was a junior at high school, start to haunt him. And with them come memories of Tess Nolan. A sixteen-year-old beauty with wild auburn hair. The one that got away, all those years ago… Book Four Zach Byrnes is surprised when Thad, the alpha leader of the Wild Keepers, wants him to take on a case as a favour for an old friend. A woman is missing, having seemingly vanished into the mean streets of Covenester which she knows so well. A working girl, apparently, who has run away from her powerful and wealthy benefactor. As far as Zach is concerned, the woman probably wants to stay missing. And who is he to force her hand? But the mysterious, vulnerable Sienna Carter is not what she seems. Nor is the life that she has been forced to live. Sienna knows that she is a freak because of what she can do. Something so powerful she is running away from the man who enslaves her because of it. A man of such overwhelming power that his influence is beyond imagining. And now that she knows his secret there is no telling what he will do… Book Five A once proud wolf pack is gone. The streets of Covenester are filled with riots and death. The people know that the wolves have abandoned them. And the man who was once their proud leader, sworn to defend the city from the demons, has fled to the mountains. To hide and lick his wounds. He is haunted by the mistakes that he has made, which have cost him everything. All he wants now is to be left alone. But Keeley Walters has other ideas. She has heard that Thad Morgan, the mysterious man who is living in the cabin by the lake, might be able to translate the book. The book that she found in her father’s bag, after he returned home a changed man. A man who rocks and says a single sentence over and over.
The Sea Breeze Cottage:
Amy Rafferty - 2020
Along the way, Jennifer and her family will discover the true meaning of trust and friendship as they learn to open their hearts to love.The Sea Breeze Cottage. A La Jolla Cove Series is a heartwarming, edgy, and all-around entertaining read filled with romance, excitement, intrigue, butterflies, and adventure.This must-read book rekindles hope after a tragic loss, trust after bitter heartache, shows that life lessons are learned throughout your life and that finding your soulmate has no time or age limit.An ageless inspiring adventure romance that can be enjoyed by everyone.La Jolla, a hilly sea-side coastal town, perched along the rugged shores of the Pacific Ocean forms part of the city of San Diego. Having spent the summers there with her Aunt, it was the place Jennifer had called home as a young girl. It had always been a place filled with the happiest of memories and times for Jennifer. Even as an adult, La Jolla was Jennifer’s haven and place to recuperate from the fast-paced world of New York where she had moved to so she could pursue her career after law school.Now a single mother of three children and a messy divorce behind her, her safe haven is scarred by a tragic accident that rips a hole in her world. Not only does she lose someone she loves dearly, but she unwittingly gets tangled up in a web of betrayal, mystery, and lies.The Sea Breeze Cottage. Book 1 is the first in a series of sun, mystery, and romance. Join Jennifer, her family, and friends as they learn that even the closest of families have secrets. Get tangled in the many twists and turns Jennifer, along with her family, starts to unravel as they dig up buried family pasts to reveal shocking revelations.Fall in love with each of the characters as they each play their part in the mysteries of the cove. Follow them through their heartaches, betrayals, and adventures as they find a way to open their hearts and let true love in.
The Shivering Sands & The Secret Woman
Victoria Holt - 1983
There, she finds herself caught up in the drama of that ancient house and the unusual members of the Stacy family. When Caroline Verlaine's sister, the archaeologist Roma, disappears, Caroline is forced down to Lovat Stacy in an attempt to discover what has happened. She finds herself caught up in the drama of the ancient house and with the unusual members of the Stacy family. But it is Napier Stacy, recently returned from years of banishment for apparently killing his brother, who she is especially drawn to. Napier is haunted by the tragedy, and Caroline becomes determined that he should put his past behind him and not allow, what she insists was an accident, to cloud his life for ever. At the same time, she becomes equally determined to solve the mystery of her own sister's disappearance. Why has Roma vanished? Was it an accident or has she been murdered? As the tension mounts Caroline soon realizes that this quest to uncover the truth is a dangerous one and is marking her out as the next victim. /////// 2) The Secret Woman (1970) - To all appearances, Anna Brett was a quiet, capable young woman whose only ambition was to carry on the profitable antiques business bequeathed her by a spinster aunt. And so she was - until the memory of a cherished moment with a blue-eyed stranger suddenly returned to haunt her with savage intensity. It was then Anna discovered the secret woman who waited within her - impetuous, daring . . . and dangerous.
Summer in Sorrento
Holly Greene - 2015
A Kindle Unlimited Series - all books in this series are free to read via Kindle Unlimited. Escape To Italy Series (can be read in any order) SUMMER IN SORRENTO SPRING IN SICILY AUTUMN IN VERONA WINTER IN VENICE Maia Connolly never expected to find herself widowed at forty-five. Her beloved husband died unexpectedly while restoring their nineteenth century Italian farmhouse on a secluded hillside in Sorrento. Since his death, money is tight which is why Maia decides to open the farmhouse to tourists as summer accommodation. Uncertain of her business capabilities and even more of her hospitality skills, she is thrown in at the deep end when her first bookings appear and her new guests all arrive over the same week. First there’s Jacob, an attractive New Yorker of obvious Italian origin who has returned to the area to visit his ailing father. Clearly they don’t get on, as he refuses to stay in the family home in Naples. But what has caused their rift? Amelia, a shy twenty-something London girl is in Sorrento for a friend’s wedding. But she seems hesitant about her connection to the bridal party. Cal and Lori have returned to Italy for their ten-year anniversary in the hope of recapturing some of the spark lost from their marriage. Will the beauty and romance of Sorrento help them rekindle their love for each other? Gradually each of Maia’s summer guests find their worries eased and hearts lightened by the beauty of this magical place….
Stone Investigations: The Complete Series
Harper Maguire - 2019
When Tucker’s fiancée goes missing a week before their wedding, Zoe has her own ideas as to why the trailer-park-queen disappeared, but she keeps those opinions to herself… That is until she hires Stone Investigations, and Greg Stone specifically, to hunt down the missing woman. Greg Stone is determined to find the missing fiancée before anything bad happens to her. But Zoe keeps getting in his way, and before long, he sees her as more than the overly intelligent, know-it-all lawyer who hired him. Greg begins to see Zoe as his perfect match. Part 2 Jennifer Langdon is a workaholic G.P. who lives in a beach-side bungalow and enjoys the lazy rhythm of Harper’s Bay when she isn’t giving flu shots or trying to figure out the source of her patients’ odd rashes. She comes from a big family, and family is important to her, but somehow she’s never managed to meet the right man to settle down with and start a family of her own. The baby bug has bit her, though. She wants one and because of it, she jumps at the chance to babysit her two-year old niece any time the occasion arises, which is often. But one day when she’s babysitting and checks her cell phone while her niece is playing on the beach side playground, that’s all the time it takes for the little girl to disappear into thin air. Part 3 Cara loves her father more than anyone in the world. She runs Fancy’s, the best seafood restaurant in Harper’s Bay, and while her father owns the place, he gives her free reign and full control, breezing in only for dinner each night in his crisply tailored suits. But one night when Cara’s father doesn’t show up for his steak and merlot dinner as always, she instantly knows something is terribly wrong. And soon her budding relationship with Tom shifts away from romantic flirtation and into the mysterious territory of trying to figure out what happened to Joseph “Fat Joe” Conway. Part 4 Professional surfer, April Chase has traveled the world from Hawaii to Indonesia. Along the way, she developed a close friendship with fellow surfer, Bethany Waterbury, who falls in love with the next town they arrive at to compete—Harper’s Bay. But the night before the big surfing competition, Bethany goes missing. The media flies into a frenzy and soon people start to suspect that April had something to do with it in an attempt to ‘knock out the competition’. Nothing could be further from the truth, which is why April needs the help of Stone Investigations and William specifically to help find her missing friend. Part 5 Matthew Stone has always been a loner, but a lone man would be nothing without man’s best friend, and Matt’s best friend is Rudy, a Rottweiler whose bark is far worse than his bite. Rudy has never bitten anyone and Matt knows he wouldn’t, but he’s been getting dirty looks and a complaint or two about Rudy’s daytime whining. He’s never thought to hire a dog walker, but when he does, he quickly discovers that there’s at least one woman in Harper’s Bay who isn’t afraid of his intimidating dog. Could it be a sign? Meanwhile, Hurricane Jane presses in on Harper’s Bay and the brothers of Stone Investigations work tirelessly to close in on Abigail Gardner’s real killer, but what Greg, Luke, Tom, Will, and Matt discover is far more disturbing than any of them could’ve ever imagined.
Just You, Me and a Secret
Ganga Bharani Vasudevan - 2013
She sees a stranger in the mirror and seems to be living with another stranger, Ashruth. Ashruth, a doctor by profession and a clown by appearance, claims that he is her fiancé. They were engaged to be married and would have been married already if not for the accident. He keeps on emphasizing on how much she loved him and yet, he keeps her apart from her family for her 'mental state'. Armed with what seems to be her personal diary, Meera tries to grasp her identity and her reality. But no matter how hard she tries, she just seems to be unable to connect. Will Meera break through the hurdles in front of her and be able to connect to her friends and family again? Most importantly, will she ever regain her identity again?
Dog Collar Crime
Adrienne Giordano - 2013
A move that brings her back into the tempting arms of Frankie Falcone, the ex that never fails to make her heart sit up and beg.When Lucie parlays her temporary dog-walking gig into a career making fancy dog accessories, Frankie becomes her number one supporter. Life starts to look like a walk in the park…until three of her bling-wearing clients are dogjacked. Despite help from the on-again, off-again Mr. Fix-It in her life, Lucie is thrown into an investigation that’s more Goodfellas than good doggie. One that could shatter her new life and her second chance at love.
Witches and Ghosts Supernatural Mysteries: Multi-Book Collection
Angela Pepper - 2019
Strong) The Love Singer (M. Strong) Spiritdell Book 1 (D. Moon) Spiritdell Book 2 (D. Moon) Broken Shell Island (D. Moon) All 11 titles are included in this exclusive bundle, which is available for a limited time, so grab it today! Reader reviews of INTERVIEW WITH A GHOST: “A delightful whodunnit with a number of surprising twists....” Audiobook reviewer Betababe “I like ghost stories and this one was not scary and it would be just right for those that want to read a mystery with a ghost! Good ending. Very touching story. I had never read this author's books before but I am hooked now. She has a way of making the characters seem real and have a lot of heart. Even those that aren't alive anymore!” Reviewer Montzalee Wittmann “This book will keep you reading long into the night and you will not want to put this book down until you finish.” Reviewer Laura Collins “I absolutely LOVED this book. This book is not only a murder mystery but is funny, quirky and heart warming all in one. It really did keep me on the edge of my seat but not in a nail biting chilling way and all the characters are wonderfully written in such a fun loving way. I highly recommend this book to any fellow cozy murder mystery lover... you won't be disappointed.” Reviewer Michelle Reader reviews of DATE WITH A GHOST: “I love this story. It has such a melancholy air from the beginning... The story unravels slowly, a clue here and there, while keeping your interest all the time and getting you engaged in Samantha's wellbeing. And doesn't matter what you think you know, at the end you'll be surprised for the final twist of the story. A very unusual cozy, but one I truly enjoyed.” - Reviewer Clau “Great story with likable and loathsome characters alike. Kept me guessing!” Reviewer Amanda Reader reviews of DANCING WITH A GHOST: “The foreboding atmosphere that is present from the first line of the story keeps you enthralled to the story. Nothing is what it seems, and Katie acts as an unreliable narrator as we never are sure about what's going on with her... the circumstances around the actual murder? That got me totally by surprise.” - Reviewer Clau
Jennifer Hayden - 2015
His struggle to find a way out of the darkness that has enveloped his family has been heart wrenching. He has almost given up hope of ever seeing Katie again, when suddenly the mystery of her disappearance begins to unravel. After twenty long years, a mysterious stranger brings forth a most chilling discovery, forcing Jase and his family back into a nightmare he has tried for so long to leave behind. Murder, betrayal and unexpected love reinforce undeniable ties as two families come together after decades of emptiness and sorrow and search among their own for the answers that will finally lay their anguish to rest.