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Cinderella, save thyself…
Daughters of Change revisits legend and folklore in tales told through the eyes of four different women. Venturing through Norway, Transylvania and other familiar realms, each story depicts arduous tasks and the heroines who must master them.
In Huldre, an ancient Nordic curse rears its head, and Sigrid must conquer it or never know true love. Firewitch has young Fredrika seeking help from Transylvanian gypsies to control her fiery new power before a wicked queen can destroy her. Succubus leads Theodora into a frightening new world her lover may not survive, and Kiss Me proves it’s never too late to find love.
Archane magick, fell beasts, gypsies and witches…Can four women overcome the dark challenges thrust upon them?
John Kennedy was President when five young men, one of them white, sat in at a downtown New Orleans lunch counter. The same five sat in at the Tulane University cafeteria three months later. The University didn’t change its “whites only” policy, nor did Woolworth’s, but in May 1961, the Parish School Board announced they would open the Orleans public school system “a grade at a time” to children of all races.
Wood came to New Orleans on his motorcycle looking for adventure. The first night, he crashed a hotel wedding reception, hustled a Bourbon Street strip joint, was swept up in a police raid, got a part-time job as an animal caretaker, and met the women of his dreams–all three of them.
For a quarter of a century, Professor Mason lived in New Orleans hiding from life. All he wanted was to protect his daughters, though he didn’t know how to begin. For Mason as well as Wood, the integration movement is an intrusion, at best scenery glimpsed from a passing train. For Barcus, a long-time political operative, the sit-ins represent opportunity, a chance to serve as a well-paid “consultant” and to bestow patronage. His friendship with Leonard Zellner, the white boy who sat in among the blacks, was an explainable embarrassment. His pursuit of Little Hamilton, a biological imperative. But when Leonard’s life is threatened and Little Hamilton thrown in jail, Barcus has to choose. Projected on the proscenium of this novel of character development are a sit-in at a five and dime, a meeting of the Congress on Racial Equality, students lounging about the Tulane Cafeteria, Leander Perez lecturing at the Civic Auditorium, a Citizen’s Council fund raiser in the Garden District, and Wood and Maggie in the back seat of a borrowed car.
The story of one man’s sexual obsession, miscommunication and heart break with “the love of his life”. And of him ultimately finding true love.
Kevin meets Alexandra and instantly falls head-over-heels in love with her. He knows she is the love of his life, but can not understand her casual interest in him. He tries to make her love him as passionately as he loves her. But discovers that you can not make someone fall in love with you, no matter how much you give of yourself.
How can he understand her feelings when he can not understand his own? How can he make her love him when he does not understand what love really is? Their relationship is doomed from the start.
Then Kevin meets Jasmine.
Jasmine shows Kevin just what true love really is. And through her he finds out just how much you might have to give if you really love someone.
Contains scenes of an explicit sexual nature.
In the hollows of eastern Kentucky nurse Liz Campbell loses Porter her songwriting boyfriend to a red haired floozy from Nashville. The last person she expects to fall in love with is Jake Larsen – an uptight executive from the opposite end of the country.
Sparks fly as Liz, Jake, and Porter come together in the strangest love triangle Clay City, Kentucky has ever seen.
Set amid the splendor of the Appalachian mountains, Kentucky Moon is a tender story about trust, the power of love, and small miracles that can change lives forever.
Miles Prestwich is in love. The object of his desire is Lady Guinevere Northwicke who is, unfortunately, the daughter of a powerful duke-who also happens to be a very loving and protective father. Believing his suit to be unworthy, he tries to forget and limits his interaction with her. Then his twin brother arrives in Town. Darius is everything that Miles is not. He drinks too much, gambles too much, fights too much, and doesn’t care a rap for Society or its strictures. When the lovely Lady Genevieve Northwicke catches his eye, he ignores the warnings fired at him from all corners, resulting in the death of that lady’s reputation. Rather than facing the consequences of his actions, he flees. Miles must resolve the situation the only way he knows how: offer marriage to the sister of his beloved to rescue her from scandal. But will his action actually solve the problem? Or cause more misery than anyone could possibly imagine?
Redemption is a beautifully entwined story crafted by none other than the gifted Jaimey Grant. Like all her stories, this, too, is set in regency England with the rules and scandals of the time. Here, two people meet, fall in love, employ the scandal of the year, and allow their pride to nearly ruin their love.
This book made me smile one minute and put me near tears the next. The pain and heartache the characters put themselves through was so real I couldn’t help but endure it with them. Ms. Grant has masterfully woven a story of real, everyday occurrences, into a setting where such occurrences could ruin one’s very life.
Of course, with a title such as Redemption, one must know that there is hope. Hope that love will conquer pride. And so, Ms. Grant has cleverly displayed her talents in a heart warming, enthralling adventure of pride, heartache, and love – a love that all women hope for. A love beyond time.
– Rachel Rager “simplyrager”, Amazon.com
Angered that his wife would sleep with his brother, Ethan swore revenge. To his surprise, he becomes involved with the one person his wife never wanted him to get close to…her daughter, Nicole. Once Ethan leaves his wife penniless and then breaks Nicoles heart his revenge will be complete. Too bad Ethan didn’t expect to fall in love with Nicole.
Crossing the large bedroom, furnished in black wood and purple – his favorite colors – he picked up her purse and opened the organizer. Did she purposely write in her lover’s appointment times knowing he could look, or did she think he was just too stupid to look? Either way, he had found out about the many lovers of Lynne Gray-Black about two months ago or the thought of her sleeping with other men didn’t bother him as much as he thought it would. He had never loved her in the beginning.
It’s a fiery hot summer, and sixteen-year-old Jesse Wright is on the run. An oddly gifted boy, he arrives in a new city where the direction of his life is about to change. He’s hungry and lonely and desperate – and beset by visions of a stranger who is being brutally tortured. And then there are Jesse’s own memories of a fire …
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When Candice’s in-laws were killed eight months ago buying a huge faux polar bear rug for her Christmas present, she lost more than just two of her favorite people: she lost her husband Ian as well. After only two years of marriage, their guilt and pain have left them living together but apart, unable to really talk for fear of what they’ll say to each other.
Ian leaves for a month-long contract overseas, and Candice plans to use the time apart to decide whether her marriage can be saved. When her ex walks back into her life as the new client at work, ten years more attractive yet saddened by his own recent loss, she’s left wondering what she really wants from life and love.
Whitney escapes her cruel stepfather’s home only to fall into the hands of a man bent on revenge against her stepfather.
Meanwhile, Erica, Whitney’s stepsister, sees the evil of her father and leaves to find Whitney after her mother commits suicide. She searches for the truth to the past and herself, while rebuilding a relationship with her only sister.
Yet, their father is hot on their trail and they can only run so far, before they have to stand up against his evil cruelty. Whitney prays Erica will have enough strength inside of herself to fight with Whitney and hopefully their father won’t turn Erica back to the dark side of greed.
Road To Freedom is Spellbinding!!
Once you pick this book up, cancel everything you’ve got scheduled for the rest of the day!
Ms. Hubbard has managed once again to develop a story line so powerful and so gripping, with twists and turns that take the reader through every emotion in their arsenal! I swear I can’t figure out why she would give this book out for free, except that once she has you hooked, you’ll buy all of her works.
The character of Whitney is as 360 as it gets. The reader takes compassion on her and wants her to get everything her heart desires, but in the end Whitney has to realize what it is about herself that makes her hold out; effectively holding herself back from just that. Why can she be so generous with her sister Erika, to the point of playing match-maker, and yet be so opposed to her own happiness?
If you have read any of Ms. Hubbard’s other books, you will see the correlation between characters and her writing style is always full of danger, suspense, eroticism, passion, and most importantly unconditional love.
Fast paced and hard to put down!
– Christel Hoover
Sylivia Hubbard’s Official Website
All Erica Peterson wants to do is pay off the mortgage on her bridal salon when a ghost appears in the salon. The disturbance the ghost causes attracts police detective Grant Stewart. Suspecting Erica is hiding something, he investigates her private life.
The ghost, who is wearing a Victorian-era wedding gown, has a history of violent encounters with owners of the building. She vows to stay until she has fulfilled her soul’s purpose. Erica, her staff, her clientele, and Grant suffer ghostly encounters. Erica is on the verge of losing everything: the salon, Grant, and the two-year-old child who has stolen her heart, To save all, she must travel through time to prevent a tragedy taking place both in 1894 and in present time.
Carol has done an excellent job with this book. The characters are well rounded, the storyline is excellent, and the book contains just the right amount of suspense to keep you hooked. Once you get started with Eternally His, you won’t want to put it down. You’ll find yourself needing to know what happens next, and just when you find out another twist will draw you in even further.
– Trevis, eBookGuru.org
Descended from fairies, Catherine wears a mystical cross to protect her from the Others. Without her uncle’s ancient book of spells, she cannot harness her powers and though she can foresee the future, she can do nothing to change it. As her uncle is murdered, she nearly drowns. Britt Jenkins comes to her rescue. He belives she is a fraud when she tries to warn him of his own impending doom, but as he works with her to find her uncle’s killer, he finds himself losing his heart to her. Catherine falls hard for Britt, and must risk her life in an attempt to save him and foil the plans of the Others.
Catherine didn’t think she could hold on much longer. Her arms ached and her hands were going numb. Then, just as her fingers slipped down another inch, an angel of mercy appeared at the top of the bulkhead. Except the stranger didn’t look like an angel. He looked more like Satan with wild black hair and eyes that reflected the hellish fires of her uncle’s flaming boat.
“I can’t swim!” she screamed. “Please, help me!”
Journalism instructor on the outside, unrepentant hippie within, Paul Wilson signs on at a startup newspaper to track down rumors that Bush and Cheney had advance warning of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Two other reporters accompany him to Washington: adventurous Debra, demure but braless, and the more conservative Caitlin, a young Persian-American who plays Candide to Wilson’s Martin. Extracts from Caitlin’s letters and diary (partly recorded in transliterated Farsi) alternate with third-person accounts of the investigation.
To get results, Wilson also has to work with two Arab-American reporters. Only he doesn’t trust them, isn’t sure whether the tales they relay are truth or lies. Though witness after witness corroborates the tale of a conspiracy involving the Vice-President and members of the Saudi royal family, it takes threats from two rogue FBI agents to convince him.
Still, it would be as misleading to characterize Conspiracy as an expose of the corruption and ineptitude of the Bush administration as to describe Cabaret as the story of the Nazis’ rise to power. For above all, Conspiracy is a novel about people, of the relationships among the reporters and those they encounter during the course of their investigation.
Sarah finds herself clinging for life aboard a small boat that is being tossed about by a raging storm in the Flores Sea. Sarah is an attractive young lady and a leading authority on the study of the great apes but she is questioning her own sanity for having taken this journey. This is one of many trips Sarah has made to assist her academic mentor but this trip takes a decidedly wrong turn when the boat’s engine dies forcing her and her guides to seek shelter on a small, uncharted island in the Flores Sea.
As the guides repair the motor of their stranded boat, Sarah wanders off from the beach, heading to the woods to observe the local bird population. While she is sitting in the woods she suddenly feels as if she is being watched. Sarah is not easily scared, since she has spent many days alone in the wild while observing her beloved chimps and gorillas. But this experience is entirely different to her and she begins to feels a strange presence closing in about her. Then she actually hears the presence! Strange human-like voices, much like the mumbling’s of the damned, begin to fill her ears coming from all directions. Sarah is terrified and paralyzed with fear as they begin to surround her. In the distance Sarah can hear the guides frantically searching for her but they are too late to rescue…
For more about the Novel and upcoming Trilogy please visit www.FloresGirl.com
Susie Brooks is a nineteen-year-old dance teacher whose main stability through an uncertain childhood was her best friend, Evan Scott, a guitarist with a flair for the business world. Evan’s other best friend is Duncan O’Neil, also a guitarist, but with a flair for attracting women’s attention while hiding his past. When Duncan moves into Evan’s world, he changes the dynamics not only within the band, but within Susie and Evan’s relationship. The three friends find themselves struggling with love, loss, and secret passions during the turbulent Seventies. “A Different Drummer” is the first of a series of four.
Rehearsal assembles an ensemble cast to tell the story of a rock band, Raucous, that comes of age in the 1970′s. The main plot focuses on the relationship between Evan, Susie, and Duncan. Ultimately, Susie pursues a relationship with Duncan, leaving Evan, her childhood friend, to wonder where he fits into her life. There are various subplots involving Kate and Mike, and the band’s adventures on the road as an opening act for an established band.
Hunsaker tells an engrossing tale that takes the reader through every facet of the character’s lives. There are numerous references to the 1970′s that evoke the era. The characterization is “spot on,” but the pacing slows the reader down. A satisfying ending leaves the reader looking forward to the sequel.
A romantic fantasy arising out of the traditional Japanese practice of the arranged marriage. The matchmakers in this case are an Osaka samurai academic and a Scottish Mormon polygamist. The union these two 19th century raconteurs plot for their great-great grandchildren is one their descendants never could have anticipated, for this engagement takes place on “the path of dreams.”
Though I am concerned about my reputation. I just realized I’m going to sleep with you on our first date.
Although they have never met before, a seemingly chance encounter leaves Elaine Chieko Packard and Connor McKenzie haunted by passionate dreams they cannot control. They determine to resolve the growing tension between the moral strictures of their religion and their own overpowering emotions by eloping, a decision that triggers an entirely unexpected series of events.
In the days and months that follow, they find themselves reliving–in dreams and reality–many of the same conflicts their parents and grandparents once did. They come to realize that their lives cannot move forward until they have attended to the unsettled obligations of the past. As the prophet Malachi commanded, they must “turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers.”
I’ve never read a novel that more perfectly captures the Mormon view of the perfect love story.
- C.L. Hanson
Knox Hilliard’s uncle killed his father to marry his mother and gain control of the family’s Fortune 100 company. Knox is set to inherit the company on his 40th birthday, provided he has a wife and an heir, but he never really wanted it in the first place.
Now, after his bride is murdered on their wedding day and his backup bride poses such a threat to their uncle that he’s tried to kill her-twice-Knox refuses to fulfill The Proviso at all. Then he meets a woman he may not be able to resist long enough to keep her safe.
His cousin, notorious and eccentric financier Sebastian Taight, would have raided the company long ago simply to destroy his despised uncle. For Knox’s sake, he did nothing-until their cousin Giselle barely escaped assassination. The gloves come off, but Sebastian may have jumped in too deep, as the SEC steps in, then Congress threatens to get involved.
Giselle Cox struggles under the weight of having exposed the affair that set her uncle’s plot in motion-twenty years ago. As Knox’s childhood sweetheart, she’s also the most convenient way for Knox to inherit. Their uncle has twice tried to eliminate her, leaving her bankrupt and hoping to get through Knox’s 40th birthday alive.
None of them want the company, but two people have been murdered for it and Giselle is under constant threat because of it. What they want now is justice, but as embroiled as they are in their war, the last thing they expect to find on the battlefield is love.
I had never read a romance book like this one before; one that mixed Mormonism, Libertarianism, politics, Wall Street, and love, with a hot, at times blunt, dash of sex. It deals with pretty weighty themes and moral tightropes, yet never in a preachy way. The author has fairly intelligent characters and expects her reader to be at least as intelligent. That’s refreshing too. The meandering into theories and philosophies is also fascinating and is a pleasurable stimulation for the synapses. … And don’t be daunted by the length. This is definitely a book to be read slowly, enjoying all the little gem-like details peppered throughout.
–Samantha Quant, blogger