Shelf Five

AMAZON #1 NEW RELEASE in Children’s Multicultural Literature.

The day fire and ice erupt from the sky, everything changes forever for twelve-year-old Theo. He discovers that dragons are real when Lamia, a three-headed monster, kidnaps his sister. A witch and a talking magpie help him open the portal to Dragon Village, a land he knows only from myth, a place filled with terrifying creatures. A young woodland nymph befriends him when he arrives. He must learn to trust his instincts as he searches for a way to defeat Lamia before the dragon sacrifices his sister. In his journey, he uncovers secrets that reveal that only he can save the mystical land.

In this book, you will discover some of the terrifying creatures from Bulgarian and Slavic mythology. Some you may know by other names: Samodivi are Veelas from Harry Potter fame, only here they’re shown as supernatural creatures of the forest.

Baba Yaga, Harpies, and other creatures find their way into these pages, as well as the dreaded Lamia.

 

Its 19th Century London, stablehand Wylie Petford has just suffered extreme tragedy. It is this tragedy that leads her to a magical device and her greater purpose.

The alluring Dracosinum holds a key to her hidden heritage and opens the door for a fantastic future while leaving her love Lord Adrian in the past.

The taking over of her hometown by the Villainous Lord Ukridge rips her from her closest friend and further destroys what little good is left in her life.

Now, with the odds against her, she has one chance to become whom she is meant to be, escape her shackles and defeat the evil Lord Ukridge.

Get ready for steam-powered adventure in The Dragon Lady, an enchanting world full of corsets, mythical beasts, and dastardly villains.

 

Wes

Life on the road as a pro-ballplayer isn’t without it’s drawbacks.

And now, without a team to play for, I find myself heading home.

Maybe it’s a good thing. I can focus on my daughter, Izzy, and my life.

I need to get things straightened out, including that hole that I never filled after Izzy’s mom left.

But, is there anything that could keep me in town if another team came calling?

Kristin

I came to Chandler to build a new life. But just a few months in, things abruptly changed.

Wes Martin: professional baseball player, apparent local hero and total hottie is back in town.

Our chance meeting in my library is quickly leading to something more.

I’m falling hard for this man.

But am I just another notch on his belt? Will I come between he and his daughter?

There are too many questions, so many complications.

Yet… I can’t get Was Martin out of my head.

 

In the words of her schoolmaster, Kiarra is an erratic disaster. In the well-ordered and balanced society of the kingdom of Megreria, she is a failure. Every person in Megreria has an occupation in a specific House and a designated Soul Match.

Not Kiarra. She has delayed her exams until the last allowable minute, but her mind refuses to focus on one House. When she meets one man from each of the five Houses, her inability to choose extends to her heart. The rules demand she choose though, one House and one man.

What happens when she feels drawn to all five Houses and all five men who have captured her attention, and possibly her heart? Will she be doomed to a life of a Commoner? Will society and the kingdom shun her? Or have the Fates already chosen her destiny?

***This is a slow-burn reverse harem with a strong fantasy plot which includes intrigue, world-building, and character development.***

 

If you could ask your father anything right now, what would it be?

Actress Daniella Grayson would love to be able to ask her father anything at all. She puts herself in the spotlight, hoping to attract the attention of the father she believes abandoned her when she was five.

Dani’s world falls apart when her father’s remains are discovered, and her mother is arrested for the murder.

In a moment of vulnerability, she turns to the handsome and caring Robert “Cope” Copeland, her limo driver, for comfort and support.

Can the budding relationship survive betrayal, Dani’s shameful past, and her obsessive ex-boyfriend?

Winner of Connections eMagazine’s 2017 Reader’s Choice awards for Romance (Gold) and Overall (Silver).

 

 

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Shelf Four

Walker and Lainey share one explosive night together, and he awakens to find her gone. Shrugging it off as just a glorious one-night stand, he accepts a new job in a small town: New Hope, Mississippi. That’s where he finds Lainey again. She just happens to be married to the Chief of Police-and Walker’s new boss.

Lainey is terrified that Walker will divulge their secret. If he does, Lainey is a dead woman. But despite the danger, she can’t forget the one passionate night she spent in Walker’s arms. Walker demands answers from Lainey: What secret is she hiding? Why is she so afraid? And when people begin dying, he wants to get to the bottom of it. Why is the police chief trying to brush off the deaths? Why doesn’t he want Walker to work the cases? What kind of secrets is he hiding?

Drawn together, unable to deny their passion, they risk their lives. Lainey is trapped. Walker is determined to save her and uncover the truth. Can they expose the secrets before a ruthless man destroys any hope for a brighter future?

 

Ben Scarrett spends his days drinking coffee and writing analyses of the phenomena known as ‘The Appearances’. That is until his reports cross the desk of a clandestine military agency fighting an undeclared war against an unknown enemy.

Pulled from behind his desk, and partnered with Joanne Kramer, Ben finds himself in a desperate race to save the life of ten-year-old Emily DeForrest.

A girl who may just be the key to keeping the Gates of Hell locked.

 

Number 2 Listopia Romance With Strong Contemporary Females, Number 3 Listopia Western and Native American Romance.

Red, Brenda Levere has been on her own for a very long time. PR, Paul Revere Jones comes from a big family, part Alaska Native and part white. When Red moves into his apartment complex, PR begins the hunt of a lifetime. He wants the prickly woman. Red throws a big glitch in his plans by getting involved with another man. PR continues his friendly interaction with Red as he bides his time. Reardon dumps Red and PR happily deepens their friendship. But Red is shy having been burned before. It is one tough hunt. Can he get her to the altar or will Red keep him at arms length as a friend with benefits?

 

From the Multi-Award-Winning Author comes, The German Half-Bloods.

“A historical novel steeped in horror, danger and suspense; a true page-turner.”

Germany, September 1939. At the outbreak of War, Dieter Vogel and his family face catastrophic events and separation as each member embarks on their deadly paths towards survival, love, and freedom.

Dieter Vogel, a German industrialist, believes in protecting his family at all costs, but in a bid to keep his English wife and children safe, he is plunged into a well of deceit that tears the family apart.

Doctor Paul Vogel is coerced into working in the Nazi eugenics programme and soon discovers that sterilising handicapped and mentally-ill Germans is just a prelude to a more lethal plan against those the Reich deem unworthy of life. Paul, trapped by the SS, seeks help from the unlikeliest of people and is plunged into a world of espionage and murder.

British Army Major, Max Vogel, is attached to The British Intelligence Services and Winston Churchill’s Special Operations Executive. His missions in occupied Europe are fraught with danger, and his adulterous affair with a woman he cannot give up leads him deeper into the quagmire of treachery and lies.

Wilmot Vogel dreams of winning the Iron Cross, but when he confronts a mass killing of Jews in Poland, his idolatry of Hitler is shaken to its roots, and he finds himself imprisoned in the infamous Dachau concentration camp with no release date in sight.

Hannah Vogel has no ambition other than to marry her English fiancé, Frank, before the lines of war are drawn. Against her father’s wishes, she leaves Berlin on the eve of the German invasion of Poland, but when she arrives in England, she learns that Frank is not the civilian engineer he claims to be.

 

Envy’s life was great. Great brother, great boyfriend, and the best job a girl could ask for… tending bar at the most popular clubs in the city. At least it was great until she got a call from one of her best friends about her boyfriend doing the vertical limbo on the dance floor at Moon Dance. Her decision to confront him begins a chain of events that will introduce her to a dangerous paranormal world hidden beneath the everyday humdrum. A world where people can transform into jaguars, real life vampires roam the streets, and fallen angels walk among us.

Devon is a werejaguar, a little rough around the edges and one of the joint owners of Moon Dance. His world is tilted on its axis when he spies an alluring vixen with red hair dancing in his club, armed with a cynical heart and a taser. With a vampire war raging around them, Devon vows to make this woman his… and will fight like hell to have her.

 

 

Shelf Three

Obsession. Treachery. Revenge. Redemption. Certain themes resonate across the centuries.

In ninth-century Ireland, Selia is a girl on the verge of womanhood, frustrated by the confines of her gender and resentful of the freedom her brother boasts of. Intelligent and resourceful in a time when neither is valued in a female, she longs for an escape from her sheltered existence. Fascinated by the tales of Viking raids told by her maidservant, Selia’s hunger for independence is fed through the stories of heathen ferocity she hears at the woman’s knee.

A decision to sneak to the city’s harbor to view the Viking longships leads to an encounter with Alrik Ragnarson, a charismatic Viking warlord whose outward beauty masks a dark and tortured mind. With the knowledge that her father is about to announce her betrothal to a man she doesn’t love, Selia marries Alrik and within a day is on the longship bound for Norway and a new life.

While Selia’s relationship with her new husband grows, her friendship with his brother Ulfrik grows as well. And as Alrik’s character flaws come to light and tension mounts between the two brothers, Selia begins to have misgivings about her hasty marriage . . . especially when a secret from the past is revealed, one that threatens to destroy them all.

 

This book contains a wide selection of vegan recipes that will tempt even the omnivorous palate. From breakfast through to supper there is something here to tantalise the taste-buds. Soups, salads and vegetable sides, accompany a wide range of main courses. There are also sauces and dips, snacks and treats, as well as desserts. You’ll be rushing to make a shopping list to get those extra ingredients and get cooking. Your taste buds will thank you and so will the rest of your body.

 

Star-crossed, Dregin and White Mane rediscover themselves as they discover each other’s haunting pasts. Soon, they find the price of their love is exhaustingly paid by honor, virtue, and blood. Not only do they suffer, but those of their kin are affected as well. Dregin’s destiny begins with the True Stone Tourmaline that set in motion events that ravage his world across the continent of Olstare.

 

On the eve of his tenth birthday, a young slave’s life is turned upside down. The unthinkable events that led up to the day Oscar Mercer saw a hummingbird test the limits of this young boy’s body, mind and soul. Gripped with fear and filled with anger, Oscar faces raw, crushing hatred aimed at him and everyone he loves. In a time when a nation was ripped apart geographically, economically, politically and morally, comes a story of a courageous boy who began life as a slave on a sugarcane plantation in Louisiana and escapes via The Underground Railroad. Through the efforts and good will of kind, brave people determined to free slaves, Oscar faces devastating obstacles and dangers. Struggling with his inner impulse to seek revenge for the injustices and violence levied on his family and friends, he discovers that in bondage you pray to God, but in freedom, you meet Him. From the award-winning, best-selling author of The Seven Year Dress comes a story that brings another cadre of memorable characters alive on pages that pulse with hatred and kindness, cruelty and compassion, despair and hope. Oscar’s journey on the Underground Railroad is a heart-pounding ride that the reader will remember long after this story ends.

 

On a mixed up rainy, sunny day,
The rainbow monsters love to play.

Jump on a cloud and join the rainbow monsters in their fun and games. Come and meet each of the monsters and learn the colours of the rainbow.

 

Shelf Two

Poland, 1939.

A country, torn by the occupation of two unlikely allies – Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.

On the border of this newly divided territory, a young Wehrmacht Unteroffizier, Werner and a Soviet Military Interpreter, Kira meet and fall in love against all odds.

Both forced into the military against their will, they wish for one thing only – a peaceful life together. Everything is set for Kira to defect and marry Werner…

But the German army invades the Soviet Union, and now the two lovers are forced to fight against each other on the opposite sides of the frontline; trying to keep their humanity as more and more atrocities are committed by both armies. They have to decide if their love is stronger than the devastation surrounding them or succumb to the hate as sworn enemies should.

Partially based on true events, this novel will take you on the unforgettable journey through war-torn countries, where hope can be lost in no-man’s-land, and one will have to go to great lengths not to lose sight of it.

 

When Rowdy Cooper is injured in the line of duty and forced to take a medical retirement from the police force it sends ripples throughout his entire family. His brother Coop, who works for the same department, is questioning the wisdom of remaining on the force. Coop’s wife, Maggie is having nightmares and is terrified her husband is going to die an early, violent death. Their son, Bryan, is acting out and fears for his father’s safety every time he heads off to work. Rowdy is depressed and struggling to come to grips with the fact he will never be a cop again. The men decided it’s time for a change. They relocate their small family to a ranch they inherited in Mount Haven. Rowdy hopes the change will give him the solitude he needs to work out and regain his strength. His brother Coop hopes it will finally help his family heal.

Bailey is on the run. So far, she’s been able to stay under the radar by working in dives and keeping to herself. The instant she got off the bus in Mount Haven, she fell in love with the tiny town. The people are friendly and the scenery is amazing. Her family would never look for her here. Maybe she can finally stop running and settle down. She is sure that luck is on her side when she lands a waitressing job at the local bar and grill. That luck turns to bad luck when the owner sells the place to a retired, cocky ex-cop. Rowdy makes her nervous. He is too perceptive for Bailey’s liking. There go her dreams to end a life on the run. But when her past catches up to her, the only person that can keep her safe is the sexy ex-cop that has turned her best laid plans upside down.

 

Science fiction and zombie fiction lovers will love Revenge of Zeeka: Zeeka and the Zombies Book 1.

On the island of Gosh in Jan 2036, Raynor is awakened by the sound of robot-like creatures on the beach overlooking his villa.
Was he dreaming or was it a vision?
Raynor is a hospital doctor.
The woman he secretly loves is engaged to another man, and is sleeping in the next room.
Why is she there?
Everything seems hazy to Raynor until he receives a phone call from the hospital’s Chief of staff to attend an urgent meeting.
But who is Number Nine?
He says he is a zombie but is he?
He seemed harmless until he said that his Master is Zeeka, he has fifty brothers who look like him, and Zeeka wants revenge.
Why does Zeeka want revenge?
One man knows Zeeka’s secrets, but can he stop the bloodshed and save the Islanders in time?

 

Was she really guilty of murder or was it a tragic accident? Orphaned during the French Revolution, Isabel Boudreux finds herself living with her mother’s childhood friend in England. Isolated and alone, she falls victim to jealousy and abuse. When she sees her chance to escape, she becomes mixed up with her rival’s fiancee.

Brandon Thorpe has every reason to despise Isabel. Finding her on a cliff covered in blood, he knows Isabel killed his sister’s fiancee. Intent on punishing her, he forces her to become his mistress in exchange for his help.

Walking the blurred line between love and hate, the warring couple find themselves captivated by each other, and discover they are helpless to stop the passion consuming them.

Can their love survive the battle raging around them?

 

Adult Content

A sweet and sexy standalone from the author of House Rules!

I thought I had it all. The perfect man. The perfect life. The perfect everything. Until he left me on our honeymoon. My perfect life changed in the blink of an eye. I didn’t need a man. Getting laid whenever I wanted with no strings attached was better than a complicated relationship.

But my hate for men soon changed the day Drake strolled into my bakery. All muscles and ink, with a sexy, charming personality, and a handsome face…That was it – I was done for.

Love complicates everything… but can it be the sweetest pleasure there is?

 

Shelf One

Beth Jamison had a rough start in life. She survived a childhood abduction, but her emotionally traumatic past still haunts her, and she suffers from anxiety and issues with intimacy. Beth doesn’t know it, but the man who kidnapped her has just been released early from prison. When Beth’s brother hires McIntyre Security, Inc. to protect Beth and conduct surveillance on her kidnapper, Beth has no idea she has secret bodyguards keeping her safe 24/7. With his money and good looks, CEO Shane McIntyre has never been short on feminine company, and he’s developed a reputation as a “love ‘em and leave ‘em” kind of guy. But everything changes when Shane meets Beth. Their mutual attraction is instant and intense, and Shane falls hard for Beth. Shane has his work cut out for him if he’s going to gain her trust and get past her fears before it’s too late. This alpha protector is determined to keep Beth safe, but he’s also determined to make her his.

 

After the tragic death of his beautiful wife, Nathan Randolph is looking for companionship and sex. Timid Darby Turner is twenty years his junior and inexperienced in love, confidence, and life.

This unlikely couple marries after a whirlwind courtship. Darby has fallen in love for sure, and Nathan encourages her to explore a dark sexuality with him. Moving to his majestic, Southern plantation home, Darby realizes she does not know her new husband at all. Soon Darby is competing with the memory of Nathan’s dead wife.
Can Darby win out against a memory, or will the past destroy her new love?

 

They told Amie it was a simple look, listen and report back mission, but from the beginning everything went wrong. She is stalked across borders, the aid workers act suspiciously, she’s assaulted, and abandoned in a rural African hut miles from anywhere. What has happened to her partner Simon and can she trust the charismatic Frenchman who befriends her? The discovery of an ancient tribal tradition and a group of young children to rescue, test her skills to the limit. For the first time, she is prepared to kill to protect the innocent caught up in an international sex trade with an extra horrifying twist.

A psychological thriller and an enthralling tale of revenge and police investigation. An upbringing marred by rejection and hurt turns Helen King into a serial killer. Detective Inspector Belinda Brennan and her team are on the hunt for her. How many must die before the team can find a connection? Book 2 The Consequences concludes the story of Betrayal but will Helen go quietly?

“Author C.N. Lesley’s second novel, Shadow Over Avalon is an exquisite science-fantasy that portrays a world divided with masterful skill and detail…Inspired by literature’s most-loved King, this novel remains true to his purpose yet breaks every boundary to portray his challenge in the future. In all aspects, from the brilliant characterization to the warriors’ undying courage, this story is a journey like no other. Brought to life with breathtaking prose that is emotive and compelling, this book, like its inspiration, is destined for the halls of legend…” Jeanne Haskin, Editor, Artema Press.

Fortune twists in the strongest hands. This is no repeat; this is what happens next.

A man, once a legend who bound his soul to his sword as he lay dying, is now all but a boy nearing the end of his acolyte training. Stifled by life in the undersea city of Avalon, Arthur wants to fight side by side with the air-breathing Terrans, not spend his life as servant to the incorporeal sentient known as the Archive. Despite the restrictions put on him by Sanctuary, he is determined to help the surface-dwellers defeat predators whose sole purpose is to ensure their own survival, no matter the cost.

Ashira, War Maid and princess of the surface-world, is ready to sacrifice her life to defend her kin, but when she is betrayed and cast out of the life chosen for her, she must choose whether to die with honor or become one of the creatures her kinsmen fear and loathe.

Following two threads of time, C.N. Lesley’s new incarnation of the Arthurian tales of old delivers the perfect blend of science fiction and fantasy.