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51Ds1ruPJ8L._SX342_LADY BE BAD

The Lady Was Determined to Get Her Man and Answers

When the invitation arrived, Marlayna O’Brian was stunned. There was her ex-husband’s name attached to both an engagement announcement and the opening of Kingman Castle, Jorstadt Island, in the St. Lawrence.

Noah Drake walked out of her life without a word – just divorce papers. She wanted answers and he was the only man who could provide them.

When Marlayna RSVP’d she had only one aim in mind: to be in Noah’s arms again – no matter what she had to do to get there.

She gave him fair warning: “Seduction is the plan for today. Keep on your toes, Mr. Drake. You never know when or where I’m going to strike!”

5118LWzlmWL._SX342_MOON SHELL BEACH

Best friends Lexi Laney and Clare Hart shared idyllic girlish adventures all over Nantucket Island, spending much of their time at their secret hideaway, Moon Shell Beach, a magical place where they remade the world.

But when Lexi eloped to a life of luxury at age 19, she left behind a broken friendship with Clare and resentment from nearly everyone else. Now Lexi has returned to Nantucket after 11 years and a bitter divorce.

Clare, a chocolatier living at home with her widowed father and dating a gorgeous carpenter, finds forgiving and forgetting more difficult than she ever imagined. In the less innocent world of adult men and women, awash in failed loves and romantic disappointment, the estranged soul mates struggle to recapture the feelings of bliss that came so easily to them as children.

As an emotional tempest sweeps the vibrant, tight-knit island community, Nancy Thayer’s irresistible and deeply moving novel deftly explores the evolution of a lifelong friendship, the power of forgiveness, and the rewards of believing in miracles.

 

61qIP+SL3pL._AA300_BELLE OF CHARLESTON

Set against the backdrop of Antebellum Charleston with the martial clash of brother against brother looming on the horizon, here is an absorbing, tantalizing saga of life during one of our country’s most turbulent times.

Belle of Charleston, Book One

In a world of pageantry and show, the Montgomery family accepts the way of life that has been Antebellum Charleston for over 100 years. Two cousins, the handsome and debonair Wade Montgomery and the bold and brooding Cullen Smythe, were born to be brothers. Raised as Southern gentlemen, their character could never be questioned – loyalty, honor, duty to one’s country, God, and family. It was the tie that binds until their bond is threatened, not only by the cry for secession but by a woman – Josephine Buchanan Wright.

Josephine Buchanan Wright is a dutiful, southern belle. Her future seems fated to the two Montgomery cousins until all she has placed her faith in falls apart. As her life spirals out of control, she tries desperately to cling to the honor and duty that has been instilled in her. But how can she do so when all she has known is no more?

51-HvkzoM6L._SX342_MAGIC BURNS

In the second book in number-one New York Times best-selling author Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series, tempers – and temperatures – are rising!

A mercenary in magic-torn Atlanta who cleans up after magic gone wrong, Kate Daniels has seen it all – and some things she couldn’t even have imagined. Normally, waves of paranormal energy ebb and flow like an ocean current. But once every seven years, a paranormal flare comes and brings magic like a tidal wave. Now Kate faces problems on a much bigger scale: a divine one.

When Kate sets out to retrieve a set of stolen maps for the Pack, Atlanta’s paramilitary organization of shapeshifters, she quickly realizes the stakes. During a flare, gods and goddesses can manifest and battle for power. The stolen maps are only the first contest in an epic tug-of-war between two gods hoping for rebirth. And if Kate can’t stop their cataclysmic showdown, the city may

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61vb7jNp-WL._SX260_THE CHRONICLES OF KERRIGAN ~ FREE

How hard do you have to shake the family tree to find the truth about the past?
Fifteen year-old Rae Kerrigan never really knew her family’s history. Her mother & father died when she was young; it is only when she accepts a scholarship to the prestigious Guilder Boarding School in England that a mysterious family secret is revealed.
Will the sins of the father be the sins of the daughter?
As Rae struggles with new friends, a new school and a star-struck forbidden love, she must also face the ultimate challenge: receive a tattoo on her sixteenth birthday with specific powers that may bind her to an unspeakable darkness. It’s up to Rae to undo the dark evil in her family’s past and have a ray of hope for her future.

51cXGuv5FML._SY346_RISE OF THE DRAGONS ~ FREE

“If you thought that there was no reason left for living after the end of the Sorcerer’s Ring series, you were wrong. In RISE OF THE DRAGONS Morgan Rice has come up with what promises to be another brilliant series, immersing us in a fantasy of trolls and dragons, of valor, honor, courage, magic and faith in your destiny. Morgan has managed again to produce a strong set of characters that make us cheer for them on every page.…Recommended for the permanent library of all readers that love a well-written fantasy.”
–Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos

5103g7Q9HoL._SY346_A THRONE FOR SISTERS ~ FREE

“Morgan Rice’s imagination is limitless. In another series that promises to be as entertaining as the previous ones, A THRONE OF SISTERS presents us with the tale of two sisters (Sophia and Kate), orphans, fighting to survive in a cruel and demanding world of an orphanage. An instant success. I can hardly wait to put my hands on the second and third books!”

–Books and Movie Reviews (Roberto Mattos)
From #1 Bestseller Morgan Rice comes an unforgettable new fantasy series.

51QZt6JNN1L (1)PAST OF SHADOWS ~ FREE

Kela Calledwdele was born with a destiny, a Euchoun with only one purpose in life…to protect. Torn between two worlds, Kela soon discovers she is the hope of both. Now she must find the courage to face the destiny, fate has dictated to her.

Kela has always known what path in life she would follow. She was born a Euchoun. Half Witheleghean, a passive, peaceful race where magic runs freely and the other half, Sordarin, a valiant warrior race of hawkmen who rule the sky, she knows well her parents gave the ultimate sacrifice to give her a chance to live. Yet, in so doing, they have left Kela unprepared to face the danger that awaits her–an evil like no other–Asmeodai!

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513l2j8nnKLA CHRISTMAS WISH ~ FREE

Can a little girl’s Christmas wish come true?

After a tragic accident, Megan Stevenson is determined to give Nora, her five-year-old niece, a loving and stable home. With her fantasy cake business thriving and her niece’s nightmares finally over, her life is more stable than it has ever been–until a stranger knocks on her door.

FBI Special Agent William Parker knows what it’s like to lose the people you love. He’s convinced himself that his job is all he needs to be happy. But while he’s protecting Megan and Nora from a brutal terrorist group, his emotionless and solitary life is torn to shreds. With Christmas fast approaching, can Megan and Nora convince him that it’s safe to love again…even if loving them is harder than letting them go?

A CHRISTMAS WISH is the third book in the Sapphire Bay series and can easily be read as a standalone. Each of Leeanna’s series are linked so you can find out what happens to your favorite characters in other books. Happy reading!

51l8ts93GAL._SY346_SHE BELONGS TO ME ~ FREE

A passionate novel of love, betrayal, and obsession, She Belongs to Me will have you falling in love and wondering if you can trust anyone right up to the last page.

Charlotte police officer Jordan Monroe is used to being in control. Ever since his father died, he has provided for his mother and sisters and even hired his two brothers-in-law to help run his successful construction company. On a chance business trip, however, he meets the one person who throws his life into a whirlwind–Jaynee.

Jaynee has lived a tragic life and has sworn off all men. That is until a rugged southern gentleman lands in her seating area, refusing to take no for an answer. From the moment they meet, Jordan sweeps her off her feet, assuring her that happiness exists. But can she really escape her past?

Five years later, Jordan finds Jaynee on their back porch with a gunshot wound to the head. While Jaynee lies in a coma, Jordan has to go back to their beginning and figure out what went wrong. Did he push his wife to the edge, or has her past come back to haunt them?

51HVkYdHB9LWILD IN LOVE ~ $1.99

Daniel Spencer is proud of the billion-dollar business he’s built, but there are few things he enjoys more than creating something with his bare hands. Lake Tahoe has everything he’s looking for—the lakefront cabin he’s building for family and friends to enjoy, crystal clear water and lush green mountains. Everything except the perfect woman to share it with. Until Tasha Summerfield literally falls into his arms.

After learning that her family has lied to her for pretty much her entire life, Tasha flees San Francisco for the mountains. As she tries to bury her heartache by hammering her dilapidated cabin back together, the last thing she expects is to fall for a sexy billionaire. But when a storm blows in and she desperately needs help, there is Daniel, waiting with open arms.

Tasha believes Daniel deserves a woman from a perfect, loving, tight-knit family like his. Yet how can she possibly resist a man this sweet and generous…who looks positively sinful in his tool belt? With every delicious taste of him, Tasha finds it harder to quell the hopes and dreams she thought were crushed forever. But when it turns out that Daniel’s family isn’t picture perfect after all, will the truth set them both free? Or will it destroy any chance they ever had?

51RdY54XrSLHOLIDAY BY GASLIGHT ~ $0.99

A Courtship of Convenience

Sophie Appersett is quite willing to marry outside of her class to ensure the survival of her family. But the darkly handsome Mr. Edward Sharpe is no run-of-the-mill London merchant. He’s grim and silent. A man of little emotion–or perhaps no emotion at all. After two months of courtship, she’s ready to put an end to things.

A Last Chance for Love

But severing ties with her taciturn suitor isn’t as straightforward as Sophie envisioned. Her parents are outraged. And then there’s Charles Darwin, Prince Albert, and that dratted gaslight. What’s a girl to do except invite Mr. Sharpe to Appersett House for Christmas and give him one last chance to win her? Only this time there’ll be no false formality. This time they’ll get to know each other for who they really are.

51ckBwqQZSLSHUTDOWN PLAYER ~ FREE

After a brief marriage to an unfaithful, gold-digging wife, Jared Roderick is looking for the perfect good girl, and he thinks he’s found her. Sweet, quiet, prim Stephanie Clarke is exactly the woman he wants and nothing like his cheating ex. Now to convince a reluctant Steph they were meant to be together.

Steph has had enough of men controlling her life from her preacher father to her abusive boyfriend. She wants to regain the innocence she lost and ignore the ugliness of her recent past. She’s not the pure and sheltered virgin Jared desires and fends off his advances despite the sizzling chemistry between them.

Jared is as determined to win Steph over as he is to win hockey games; but when he discovers his fantasy is tarnished, does he have the strength to skate the distance?

51FaKXzTnVLTHE WINTER RIDDLE ~ $0.99

Once upon a time, the North Pole was a very noisy place. A kingdom cowered under the maniacal rule of the White Queen, The Vikings raided and pillaged as they were wont to do, and the Winter Witch avoided talking to any of them.When her peace and quiet are obliterated by threats of war and Ragnarok, she’ll try anything to get them back. When casting spells to become nearly invisible and dealing with otherworldly powers fail, the Winter Witch needs to forge an alliance with Santa—a retired warrior who’s anything but jolly—to save the North Pole from calamity.Will the Vikings take up arms against the frost giants? Will an evil necromancer keep the kingdom in the grip of fear? And for the love of Christmas, will everyone who isn’t the Winter Witch please stop meddling with dark forces beyond mortal comprehension for a bit?Deck the halls and bar the doors! We’re in for a long winter’s night.

SeductiveSecrets (1)SEDUCTIVE SECRETS ~ LAST DAYS OF $0.99!

From the author of a #1 Amazon Historical Romance- BROKEN LEGACY
 
Someone wants Alyce Hythe dead… 

Shunned from London society for being the daughter of England’s most notorious spy, Alyce Hythe desires only to clear her father’s name. For years, she has been hidden away from prying eyes, given a new identity, and told to forget who she was. But strange things have been happening, causing old rumors to be once more whispered.

Long has Lord Julian Casvelyn lived with guilt brought on when England’s most infamous traitor murdered his brother. But one eventful night has changed everything Lord Julian believed about his brother’s death. Never did he suspect the woman he has just saved from certain harm is the daughter of that man.

Now Julian is caught in a conspiracy and desire for that woman. Thrown together by fate, the two searches for answers long denied them and along the way, discover a love that can free them both.

Completely Revised and Edited- September 2019

 

 

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51n-Z2MmuwL._SY346_A FAMILY AFFAIR: THE DECISION

Nate Desantro is a born leader who believes in family, honor, and protecting what’s his. He minds his own business and expects others to do the same. When New York City businessman Grayson Westfield arrives in Magdalena asking questions about him, Nate’s determined to find out why.

Grayson Westfield is on a mission to uncover the relationship between his wealthy cousin and Miriam Desantro, a woman he’s never heard of before. Big money ties these women together, but for a numbers man with a talent for puzzles, he never sees the truth until it’s too late. This small town will present other surprises that confuse and challenge Grayson—namely, the beautiful and mysterious Audrey Fairlayne. No woman has ever worked through his defenses with such clarity and disregard for “boundaries” and that could pose a huge problem.

Audrey Fairlayne suffered more than a broken heart when her husband and baby died three years ago. She lost her dreams and belief in happily-ever-after and has vowed never to open her heart again. But Grayson Westfield isn’t like any man she’s ever known, and the attraction is too deep to ignore and impossible to avoid.

When Audrey withholds a critical truth from Grayson, the couple will face a challenge that only someone as strong and determined as Nate Desantro can help fix. Don’t miss this engaging tale of heartache, redemption, and second chances as the town steps in to see this couple find their happily-ever-after and Nate learns the true meaning of forgiveness.

BONUS: Included with this e-book is the first chapter of Strangers Like Us, Reunion Gap Book 1.
When the son of the man who lost everything falls in love with the daughter of the man who stole it all, there can only be heartache ahead.

pro_pbid_4496700A WHOLE NEW DUKE

The Dark Duke they call him.

And he certainly matches up to his name. From his looks to his constantly furrowed brow, Miss Beatrice Edgerton is under no illusions as to the status of their arranged marriage.

It will be very much one of convenience. With him conveniently providing the title her family so desperately wants and her family bringing in plenty of money for his dilapidated home. She is simply grateful he is younger than her first husband.

Lord Morton, Duke of Hartwich, is only a little perturbed by the vibrant Beatrice. After all, he sets her straight from the very first day of their marriage–this is one of mutual benefit. In one way only. She can expect no affection or romance from him.

Because, frankly, he is incapable of such things. Being a one-legged duke with a slightly dark past brings enough challenges without him having to worry about a wife too. His days of concern for anyone are long gone.

Unfortunately, It is not only the duke’s dark demeanor she has to deal with. Someone is trying to cause trouble for them but they cannot fathom who or why.

Bea is determined to make the best of the situation, even whilst spending Christmas with the duke alone in the eerie Hartwich Hall. Why, perhaps she might even be able to change the duke’s mind about their relationship.

Especially after they share a fiery kiss…or three…

If you love Regency romance with some heat, brooding dukes, and an arranged marriage at Christmas, be sure to get your copy today!

519oJusPKrLCHRISTMAS IN SEATTLE

As a college football star and a waitress fight off cold and loneliness through one hot holiday break, a passion begins that may carry them all the way into the pros.

Previously published as Christmas Break

Aubrey:
I’m not going home for Christmas because I’m escaping my past as a party girl and biker chick. I was planning on spending Christmas break alone until my secret crush walks into the deserted pub where I’m tending bar.

Braxton:
I’m not spending Christmas with family, and loneliness drives me to a bar near campus where I find tough-girl Aubrey mixing drinks and serving smartass comments. After one look, I know I won’t be spending my Christmas alone. A mysterious and devastating text message along with a burnt hamburger lead to dinner out, while a snow storm leads to a night a passion.

51j1lbIK1BLA KISS AT MIDNIGHT

In a dystopian world of fog…

…darkness and danger bows to the world leaders of their respective paranormal emperors.

Vampires walk amongst us. Dragons fly through the sky. Wizards and fairies brush shoulders with us on the train.

For immortal witch, Leia Grant, hiding in the shadows is her only way of survival. She’s looked pure evil in the eyes once before, and served as his slave for nearly a century.

Now, as an ancient foe searches for her, her fate may rest in the hands of three handsome supernatural warriors, and perhaps the immeasurable power she’s been denying all of her life.

Join New York Times bestselling author, K.N. Lee writing as Aurora Dawn on a thrilling paranormal romance where dark fantasy and magic combine for a supernatural adventure that will leave you breathless. Perfect for fans of mystical reverse harem, fairytales, and folklore.
Reading Order:
A Kiss at Midnight
A Taste of Dawn

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51hVLkeMHeLA COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore and George R.R. Martin, this first book in a sexy and action-packed new series is impossible to put down!

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin–one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin–and his world–forever.

51yazpJjL8L._SY346_THE PRINCESS BRIDE

William Goldman’s modern fantasy classic is a simple, exceptional story about quests—for riches, revenge, power, and, of course, true love—that’s thrilling and timeless.

Anyone who lived through the 1980s may find it impossible—inconceivable, even—to equate The Princess Bride with anything other than the sweet, celluloid romance of Westley and Buttercup, but the film is only a fraction of the ingenious storytelling you’ll find in these pages. Rich in character and satire, the novel is set in 1941 and framed cleverly as an “abridged” retelling of a centuries-old tale set in the fabled country of Florin that’s home to “Beasts of all natures and descriptions. Pain. Death. Brave men. Coward men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passions.”

51zFf20gHxLEVERMORE ACADEMY

Welcome to Evermore Academy where the magic is dark, the immortals are beautiful, and being human SUCKS.

After spending my entire life avoiding the creatures that murdered my parents, one stupid mistake binds me to them for four years.

My penance? Become a human shadow at the infamous Evermore Academy, finishing school for the Seelie and Unseelie Fae courts.

All I want is to keep a low profile, but day one, I make an enemy of the most powerful Fae in the academy.

The Winter Prince is arrogant, cruel, and apparently also my Fae keeper. Meaning I’m in for months of torture.

But it only gets worse. Something dark and terrible looms over the academy. Humans are dying, ancient vendettas are resurfacing, and the courts are more bloodthirsty than ever.

What can one mortal girl do in a world full of gorgeous monsters?

Fight back with everything I have—and try not to fall in love in the process.

51QZt6JNN1L (1)PAST OF SHADOWS ~ FREE

Kela Calledwdele was born with a destiny, a Euchoun with only one purpose in life…to protect. Torn between two worlds, Kela soon discovers she is the hope of both. Now she must find the courage to face the destiny, fate has dictated to her.

Kela has always known what path in life she would follow. She was born a Euchoun. Half Witheleghean, a passive, peaceful race where magic runs freely and the other half, Sordarin, a valiant warrior race of hawkmen who rule the sky, she knows well her parents gave the ultimate sacrifice to give her a chance to live. Yet, in so doing, they have left Kela unprepared to face the danger that awaits her–an evil like no other–Asmeodai!