The Desiderata Stone
A Mystery Spanning Millennia Author: Nick Aaron Language: English 2020 Daisy Hayes was a sculptress, and blind since birth. In 1964 a French priest came to visit her at the collective studio in north London where she worked. He was fascinated by the impaired artist and told her, “There’s this program at the Vatican Museums, where people like you get an opportunity to study archaeological artifacts by touch. Are you interested?” — “Of course, mon Père!” In AD 64 a blind masseuse working at the baths in Rome overheard some important men preparing to set fire to the city and seize power. When they found out that she knew too much, they had her arrested and tried to eliminate her. She decided she had to leave a message revealing the plot, and did everything she could to save her hide. So, as a Vatican intern 1900 years later, Daisy uncovered a mysterious message from antiquity: the Desiderata stone.
Author: Linda Steinberg Language: English 2015 She thought all she wanted was a one night stand. But what could a second night hurt? After a bad breakup, Lisa Randall indulges in a one-nighter of anonymous passion. But when her first-name-only hottie calls for another date, she’s stunned, then intrigued, then back for an encore. Will her infatuation with Matt keep her from meeting Mr. Right? He’s the King of Jumping into Things Too Fast. This time he intends to savor the moment. When Matt Owens meets an attractive woman in a bar, he has no expectations of seeing her again, let alone planning a future. But as things heat up, and he finds himself wanting more, he realizes his one big secret could ruin his chances. Download One Night with a Stranger to immerse yourself in passion…and love.
In The Attic
Based On True Crime, Book 1 Author: Garry Rodgers Language: English 2016 “I’m so terrified... that psycho’s going to kill me!” Maria Dersch prophetically predicted her death at the savage hands of her ex-boyfriend, Billy Ray Shaughnessy, who hid in her attic for two and a half days with an ax before sneaking down in the dead of night, chopping Maria and her new lover to death. In The Attic is based on a true crime story - an intense, shocking, and unforgettable psychological crime thriller - and a real double murder case author Garry Rodgers investigated as a homicide detective. It’s also told from the killer’s point of view through his lyrical, psychotic, and homicidal thoughts. In this lightning-paced, mind-twisting, psychological ride, you’re suspended in a six-day investigation and search for Billy Ray after Maria reported a violent, knife-point, sexual assault committed by him on a Friday afternoon. Over the weekend, police and friends made a frantic attempt to lock Billy Ray from the house and track him down to prevent escalation. They failed. In The Attic allows a terrifying yet fascinating access to a psychopathic, anti-social mind—a mind diagnosed as one of the most outstanding cases of mental disorder a team of forensic psychiatrists ever saw.
Razor's Edge Prequel Author: Andrea Hurtt Language: English 2019 It was only a rose, left to show affection. To Grace, it brought terror… Grace Harrison stepped out of her comfort zone, traveling a great distance to audition for a musical with a high profile theater company, she was filled with excitement and fear. She had never left her home state before. Climbing the ranks through auditions, one step closer to playing her dream role, she finds that things aren’t always as they seem. Then, mysterious roses begin appearing, with no hint of who they are from. Charles Ford had spent most of his youth in the limelight. To him, this was just another show he would headline, nothing special. He never expected his life to change when one woman kissed him during an audition. He fell quick and hard for this woman, his desire to have her, not only as his costar, but as his lover taking over his sensibilities. Whether she meant to or not, her careless kisses would be his undoing.
Author: Sandra Nikolai Language: English 2012 Her cheating husband was murdered and she’s the prime suspect. Proving her innocence is one thing; evading a killer who wants her dead is something else. BETRAYAL. JEALOUSY. REVENGE. Montreal ghostwriter Megan Scott falls under police suspicion when her husband and a female companion are found murdered. In what a Québec detective calls a crime of passion, startling evidence surfaces to also implicate Michael Elliott, a young investigative reporter who’d rather rub elbows with scumbags than live the posh lifestyle he inherited. Clutched out of her comfort zone, Megan is flung into Michael’s dark world of criminal investigation. As they make a last-ditch attempt to prove their innocence, an elusive enemy closes in and threatens their lives. Who wants them out of the way and why? Their only path to freedom is to catch the twisted killer before they become the next victims. But not knowing who to trust or where to turn can have consequences that are just as lethal… MEET INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER MICHAEL ELLIOTT Michael Elliott's quest for justice extends beyond the written word. Cool under pressure, he is a risk-taker and thrives in dangerous, unpredictable situations. MEET GHOSTWRITER MEGAN SCOTT Megan Scott's organized and predictable life falls apart when her husband dies unexpectedly. His suspicious death hurls Megan into Michael's investigative world where her cautious curiosity struggles with her newfound courage.
Punished By Silence
A Cozy Mini-Mystery Author: Jwyan C. Johnson Language: English 2018 When a twin girl goes missing, an anonymous request for the Clue Queen herself is granted. But Detective Dedra Kare finds the obstacles of her own past in this case first! She must emotionally outrun her flashbacks as the current investigation turns into a game of Hide-and-Seek but on a legal field of child custody, narcissistic parenting, and a single teddy bear. But with every hidden motive playing too, is Dedra the one who’s It?
Author: Sydney Landon Language: English 2014 “Oh, Lia, you never challenge a man like me. I promise you; you’ll do everything I want you to do and beg for more." My name is Lucian Quinn and I own one of the most successful software companies in the world. I’m twenty-nine, rich and single. Impressive right? I’m also a favorite target for every hungry socialite looking to land the uncatchable catch. Maybe it sounds vain, but the fact that I’m a God between the sheets doesn’t hurt my stock any. What these women don’t know though is that I’m completely screwed up and damaged beyond repair by my past. The only part of me I’ll ever willingly give them is the hour it takes to make them scream…several times. Then I saw her… I’m Lia Adams and I’m in my last year at St. Claire’s University in North Carolina. I grew up with an abusive mother, and a twisted stepfather who was worse…so much worse. I’m so close to escaping from my past and making my dreams come true. I’ll do anything necessary to survive, even work as an escort to help pay for my college expenses. The men that I accompany to various events as an escort for Date Night are mostly harmless and just want an attractive woman on their arm for an evening. It has never gone further than that…until him… “I want you to call into work tomorrow and quit your job. I don’t think you need to bother with notice; it’s not likely you will ever use them for a future job reference.” I nod my head in agreement, fighting the sleep threatening to claim me when his words finally hit me. What the h***? “Wh—What did you say?” Had I imagined the whole thing? Without looking at me, he repeats his demand. I shake my head, completely confused. “What are you talking about? Why would I quit my job? Oh, no,” I gasp in horror, “are you trying to get me fired because of tonight? It was just cold medicine!” His eyes are glittering in the darkness. “Baby, if I wanted to have you fired, I would. I want to f*** you, but not when you’re being paid to be my date.” Circumstances bring two people that should have never crossed paths together and in the days and weeks ahead, they grow close quickly, each seeing a kindred soul in the other. As ghosts from their past rise to haunt them, they cling to each other as their lives start to spiral out of control. Soon, they realize that they’re both damaged possibly beyond repair. Will their love be what saves or destroys them? This book is meant for mature readers who are 18+. It contains explicit language, and graphic sexual content. **Book 1 of the Lucian & Lia Trilogy.**
Author: Vincent Bobbe Language: English 2018 #1 Bestseller & OnlineBookClub.org's Book of the Year 2018 There are beings that live a shadow's breadth from our reality... They are the dreams and nightmares of humanity, the ancient seeds of fairy-tale and superstition. These are the Immortals, creatures of magic that should live forever... and they are fading. When a horror two thousand years dead returns to contemporary England, creatures long thought lost to myth and legend collide in a scramble for survival that could tumble civilisation back into the dark ages of blood and death. Immortals’ Requiem is a Tolkienesque grimdark fantasy based in both a modern day city and vast supernatural worlds. If you like the idea of a drunken elf with a shotgun, an ancient warrior with a chainsaw and a whole host of violent supernatural beings you’ll love this gritty bestseller. Buy Immortals' Requiem to lose yourself in this epic dark fantasy adventure today!
Author: T.K. Eldridge Language: English 2019 They weren't supposed to exist. Sidonie & Sinclair Boudreau were the offspring of a witch and a shifter. Such pairings usually resulted in death. Sid & Sin had not only survived, but thrived, and managed to sidestep the family legacy of supernatural policing. The disappearance of their parents changed everything. A cryptic message, an ancient prophecy, and a mystery to uncover in order to bring their parents home puts the twins in the crosshairs of an enemy they didn't know existed. What would you do, to save those you loved? Fans of paranormal mysteries will love this fast-paced, five star ride!
The Red Diamond
(Iman's Journal Book 1) Author: Emily Flowers Language: English 2020 She is a wizard. He is a normal human. She knows that these sweet moments will soon be just a dream. Iman has respected and obeyed her grandfather Charles and his teachings all through her young life and for this reason Charles trusts her to always be responsible and keep the wizard code of conduct close to her heart, especially the ruling whereby a wizard can never fall in love with an ordinary human. He even gifts her a magical red diamond to keep all humans away from her. But Troy is so irresistible. This science nerd is the hottest guy in class, and Iman is happy to be scientifically examined by him. Whatever it takes, she wants him! Nothing can hold her back, not even the red diamond! Charles is not your typical grandfather. As the chief wizard, he is not someone you can easily outwit. Will Iman be able to keep him in the dark about her relationship with Troy? What price is she going to pay for breaking the code? What mystical power does the red diamond hold?
Best Laid Plans
Author: Robyn Kelly Language: English 2015 Best Laid Plans is a rom-Dom-com for readers who like alpha billionaires, steamy romance, a little kink, and a good laugh. Jillian Whitkins is an event planner who is ready to throw in the towel. She is managing a birthday party with a 50 Shades of Grey theme--and it's turning into a disaster. The birthday girl is drunk, the guests are harassing her staff, and she is about to offend a real-life Christian Grey. The last thing Jackson Hunter needs is more bad publicity. So when a certain event planner snaps a picture with his unconscious ex-sub slung over his shoulder, he has no choice but to confiscate the evidence. He will soon find that Jillian is not as easy to get rid of as that photo.
From Across the Room
Author: Gina L. Mulligan Language: English 2020 Read the book that inspired the national charity Girls Love Mail. Self-indulgent young writer Thomas Gadwell has traveled from Boston to the new Hotel Del Coronado in California to at last finish his novel when he meets the clever and headstrong Miss Mary Harting. At once Thomas tosses aside his literary pursuits for a charmed summer of romance that ends with the happy couple making future plans. However, Mary Harting is the only unmarried daughter of notorious railroad tycoon Charles Harting, and he has no intention of letting a useless wordsmith derail his own critical plans for Mary. The couple must continue a clandestine courtship, but Thomas' ingenuity has unexpected repercussions and he unwittingly uncovers a sinister plot of deception, greed, and blackmail. To win Mary, Thomas must step from the pages of the world he creates to explore his own insecurities, battle against worldly corruption, and expose family demons. Told through a series of clever, heartfelt, and engaging letters, From Across the Room is a voyeuristic escapade that delights at every twist. Reflecting back to a time when letters were saved in the imagination of the reader, the lost art of letter writing brings to life the opulent Gilded Age and unfolds the universal passions of love, ambition, and the resilient bonds of family.
Author: Nadia Brown Language: English 2013 Profound and riveting, this is a 60 poem book collection with poetry that enlightens, speaks the way of life and the world. The poems from Unscrambled Eggs has a universal appeal, and is true to life in form. Unscrambled Eggs was written over a five year period and is an honest and thought-provoking book that deals with everyday life issues. It is a stirring compilation of poems about living your dream and finding one's purpose.
Nightmares of Caitlin Lockyer
Author: Demelza Carlton Language: English 2013 Six months ago, Nathan's sister was brutally murdered. Now the 23-year-old former playboy desires only one thing: revenge. Late at night, Nathan trudges down the beach where his sister's body was found. He's searching for answers, but all he finds is a new nightmare: another girl's tortured body. Only this one isn't dead . . . yet. The unlikely hero becomes the prime suspect. Saving Caitlin's life was just the start. Nathan must win her trust and unlock the memories hidden in her nightmares to find out who's really responsible . . .before it's too late. Nightmares Trilogy Nightmares of Caitlin Lockyer (#1) Necessary Evil of Nathan Miller (#2) Afterlife of Alanna Miller (#3)
From Silicon Valley to Swaziland
How One Couple Found Purpose and Adventure in an Encore Career Author: Rick & Wendy Walleigh Language: English 2015 What do you do when you're ready to retire from a successful career in Silicon Valley? Why not move to Africa and do volunteer work? Okay, this isn't the way most of us imagine spending our golden years. But Rick and Wendy Walleigh -- like so many baby boomers reaching the traditional age of retirement -- were too healthy, motivated, and interested in giving back to play golf for the rest of their lives. From Silicon Valley to Swaziland describes their experiences, from the challenges of day-to-day existence in an unfamiliar culture to the joys of helping people in poverty grow their own businesses. If you're thinking about transitioning to a more meaningful career, you'll find the Walleighs' story both informative and inspiring. Sample Reviews: “An incredibly insightful book into sustainable development… A great read.” “Well written, easy read. The real value in this book is in the basic premise: We all can make the world a better place.” “Great book about a couple who decide to make a difference in Africa.” “For those seeking an encore to their professional lives, Rick Walleigh’s account of the adventure that he and his wife Wendy, began is as energizing as it is useful.” “If you are nearing the end of your business career and wondering what’s next, you’ll find Rick and Wendy’s experience both illuminating and inspiring.”