Diamonds in the Ruff

Diamonds in the Ruff

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The Heart of Gold is a gripping romance thriller that explores not only the dangerous territory of love and marriage, but also the changing culture of modern Indian city life. Mukesh and Nithya are caught between time-honored traditions and the new, fast-paced global lifestyle.


Mukesh, a successful business man on a steady rise in the corporate world, is hesitant when his mother urges him to find a wife. But when she introduces him to the bride she’s chosen for him, Mukesh is surprised by his luck: Nithya is beautiful, smart, cultured, and from a good family. It seems like a perfect match, and he finds himself falling in love.

But before he can settle into his new married life, Nithya tells him the horrible truth: her parents blackmailed her into the marriage. Instead of love and companionship, it’s longing and agony for Mukesh while Nithya feels only anger and resentment towards him and her parents.

To make matters worse, Giridhar, a flame from Nithya’s past, unexpectedly makes his way back into her life. At first, Nithya is wary of her ex, but as she grows more and more distant from her husband and her parents, she finds herself letting him in. Giridhar convinces her to go away with him on vacation, where events take a dangerous turn. When she awakens, locked inside a lodge alone in the dead of night, to a strange noise at the door, she realizes that perhaps she shouldn’t have trusted him so blindly.

Meanwhile, Mukesh struggles to come to terms with his failed marriage and his wife’s abandonment. With no one else to turn to, Nithya calls him in her desperation, but will he be willing to help her despite his anger and wounded pride? Can they put the past behind them to disentangle her from the peril she put herself in?






Invaders of Tomorrow's Sky

by Gentry Race

Time Travel.

Oliver Hawke, a boy genius tormented by seizures and his self-centered hot rodder uncle Leon, find themselves front and center in an alien conspiracy. When the town’s flight school is attacked, it’s up to them and their ragtag band of friends to uncover the truth. But what good is a bunch of kids against alien tech and god-like powers?

Filled to the brim with zany characters and pulse-pounding peril, this genre-bending sci-fi series will take your money, punch you in the face, and leave you with flowers.


Born This Way

by Tammy Ferebee

Being yourself should never come at this price.

Joseph is the son anyone would wish to have—anyone except his pastor father, that is. Joseph is gay, and where he comes from, his sexual orientation makes him a pariah. Tormented by the incorrigible denizens of his unprogressive Southern town, Joseph finds himself desperate for support from other members of the LGBT community. He turns to the internet with the hope of finding it, and, unexpectedly, Joseph finds more. Bruce.

An unlikely virtual friendship between Joseph and Bruce grows into something more, leading to a seemingly fated meeting. Joseph’s future suddenly looks brighter than ever, but no one could’ve ever predicted what would transpire after the two finally meet.


The Zeta Grey War: The Event

by D F Capps

They’re already here.
They’ve been here for decades.
They’re slowly turning us into them.
And they have a plan for the total control of humanity:

The Event

But we have some friends.
And some advanced ideas of our own.


Enter the shadowy world of alien abductions, secret space programs, antigravity spacecraft, and alien medical technology.

Join the battle alongside Diane and Charlie to save the planet from the Zeta Greys.


Chasing Trouble (In Ashwood Book 3)

by Kinney Scott

Rick fears two things, the holidays and losing Linnea.

Too many lights on the taproom Christmas tree? Impossible. Linnea layers on lavish holiday abundance. Yet, every decoration she hangs darkens Rick’s mood and expands the divide between them.

When orange and black Halloween decorations shift to holiday red and green, Rick waits for that call. It always comes, and he always responds. Grace won’t survive another winter on the streets of Portland without his help. Yet, his stubborn sister refuses to accept more. Rick gives what she will receive - a blanket, food, a tarp, and money.

Accustomed to hiding this broken holiday tradition, Rick manages on his own, avoiding pity and pain.
Linnea could help if Rick shared the truth. Pushing away the woman he loves protects his pride, but she craves all of this man, even the broken pieces of his heart.


Dust Of Autumn

by Jerry Travis

"Dust of Autumn, set in western New York, mostly in a high school in the Buffalo area, involves a young woman and her fixation with her English teacher. Jennifer Davis is a nice, unusually intelligent young woman who happens to have an alter ego she calls Maleeva, and Maleeva is not nice. Maleeva acts as Jennifer’s protector whenever Jennifer is threatened by anyone, threats that are real or imagined. Jennifer is haunted by violent dreamscapes from her past.

Bob Mitchell teaches English at Roosevelt High and discovers on the opening day of school that Jennifer Davis in enrolled in two of his classes. Jennifer imagines a romantic connection between the two of them and when she feels rejected by Bob, Maleeva appears and seeks vengeance. Thus the central conflict in the story.


Brother's Best Friend for Christmas: A Bad Boy Second Chance Romance

by Amy Brent


He was my first. My everything. My brother’s best friend.
Filthy-mouthed, tattooed, arrogant, womanizer.
Tyler knew how to melt my panties... and my heart.
But he disappeared when I needed him.

Now years later, he's back for Christmas as my brother’s friend and business partner.

Sitting at my parents dining room table,
Undressing me with his eyes.
I can’t forget the night he took my V-card.
And I wonder what harm would it be to replay that scene now...

It’ll be just one more night. 


I'll finally get over him and move on with my life - once and for all, right? 

Now that Santa’s making my wish come true, 

I can see my whole world turning upside down. 

Turns out this is the hottest mistake of my life.

And screwed has never felt so good!

*** This is a full length novel with a happily ever after, no cliffhanger, no cheating, and plenty of steam. Bonus content included. ***


Down & Dirty: Jag (Dirty Angels MC Book 2)

by Jeanne St. James

Welcome to Shadow Valley where the Dirty Angels MC rules. Get ready to get Down & Dirty because this is Jag’s story…

The only thing Jag, DAMC Road Captain, loves more than his custom bike is Ivy. He’s wanted her ever since he could remember. However, through the years, he’s had to watch her date anyone but him. Even though she was raised in the club, she avoids dating bikers like the plague. Instead, she gravitates toward the complete opposite: geeks and nerds. Something Jag will never be.

Smart and always independent, Ivy wants to be the property of no man. Growing up in the club, she knows firsthand how they treat women. She regrets the mistake she made by dragging Jag upstairs to his room at the club one drunken night. Ever since then, she’s been doing her best to keep him at arm’s length, though it’s proven difficult. Especially when she finds out his secret, which only endears her to him even more.

Between secrets, lies, and a violent tangle with a rival club, can the passionate, but headstrong pair find the love and solace they’re looking for in each other’s arms? Or will everything just tumble down around them?

Note: This book can be read as a standalone. It includes lots of steamy scenes, biker slang, cursing, some violence and, of course, an HEA. If you like alpha males who like to take charge, this book is for you.


Cute Poodles, Sweet Old Ladies and Hugs: Veterinary Tales

by PJ Miller

Dr. P. J. Miller's story is unique. Growing up in New York City, who would have thought that he’d complete his veterinary degree at the Royal School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh, Scotland? In Cute Poodles, Sweet Old Ladies & Hugs, Dr. Miller has assembled a "greatest hits" of veterinary tales—stories that include colorful clients, wisecracking hospital staff, and pets that aren't always friendly.

Cute Poodles, Sweet Old Ladies & Hugs provides a humorous look at what Dr. Miller went through to become a veterinarian and his daily life as a doctor, told only as a typical New Yorker could. Underneath the humor, Dr. Miller gives a glimpse of how strong and emotional the human-animal bond can be, becoming an instant must-read for any aspiring veterinary professional or animal lover that wants to know what it is really like to be a veterinarian.

See his website for further information about the book and for more veterinary tales


Child of Evil (Tirumfall Trilogy Book 2)

by J Drew Brumbaugh

A stand alone novel that continues the epic fantasy begun in Fall of the Western Kings. The stalemate continues between the men of the east and the demons who control the lands in the west. But now a prophecy says a child will be born that will unite the evil forces and bring ruin to those living east of the mountains. Gant and his friends have to do something to stop the coming disaster. Can they kill the child? To solve this moral dilemma will result in an adventure that puts the world at risk.


The Last Oracle: A Climate Fiction Thriller (Sam Jardine Crime Thrillers Book 3)

by Christopher Hepworth

This is not a book that one can put down once started; Hepworth is enthralling and unexpected. His clever plot twists are flawless and his understanding of human nature is frighteningly accurate. One cannot read this and walk away from it unscathed, you will be haunted by it!
~ Charla White
As a series of bizarre climate-related events occur across our planet, it seems the world is edging towards a catastrophic tipping point.
Rex Daingerfield is the owner of a giant fracking company that seeks to exploit a rich seam of gas in the environmentally sensitive Greenland ice shelf. But Daingerfield has a nemesis – his daughter. Born to an Egyptian mother, she is inducted as the Oracle of the Temple of Sekhmet. Her role is to protect the earth from the likes of her father.
The Oracle recruits the world’s greatest negotiator, Sam Jardine, to convince her father to change his destructive business model. But a secret society of the rich and powerful stands to profit from the chaos that has gripped the world. Led by an errant priest from the Temple of Sekhmet, he will do anything to stop Jardine.
As the planet edges closer to disaster, Jardine is confronted by politicians, lobbyists, vested interests – even his own radicalised half-brother – all of whom stand to gain from the mayhem about to be unleashed.


Trouble Brewing (In Ashwood Book 2)

by Kinney Scott

Tempted by one woman, obsessed with another - Wade must decide if trust outweighs lust in pursuit of his dream.
Brewery owner Wade Michaels discovers two alluring women who are more than willing to help him expand his popular brewery. Chaos and sabotage could derail his dream of bringing his popular beer to a wider audience.
Iris, the tall slender owner of Northside Grill, has always been a supportive friend. Now she craves more.
Ravenna, a stunning petite executive, holds power over Wade’s dream to expand Mosquito Creek Brewing. Wade doesn’t willingly give control to anyone, especially woman he’d like to possess.


Fractured Vows

by Desiree Day

Paislee Crowder is torn between loyalty and love.

Thirty-nine-year-old Paislee Crowder’s life is dismal. If she had a chance for a do-over, she’d snatch it in a hot New York minute, not that she would ever admit it to anyone. Someone in her situation should, never, ever complain…never. When she married Jerry, a man who is old enough to be her father, she didn’t imagine that, ten years later, she would be standing helplessly by as Alzheimer’s ravage his brain.

Paislee’s world suddenly goes topsy-turvy when she meets sexy Sebastian Martinez. And her life takes an even bigger twist when Paislee does something so shocking, that when she does it, she wishes she could stuff the words back in her mouth. Paislee asks Sebastian out to lunch. The spontaneous question puts Paislee and Bash on the path to a secretive and tumultuous love affair.

Paislee is torn. Does she follow her desires and pursue twenty-five-year-old Sebastian? With his young firm body and youthful energy, he makes her feel things and do things she hadn’t done in years. Or does she remain loyal to her sixty-four-year-old husband, Jerry, who is slowly but surely deteriorating?

But an unexpected life-altering event occurs which forces Paislee to make several hard decisions.

Does Paislee choose love or loyalty?


Paradox: The Alien Genome

by H S Rivney

Captain Thomas Jackson, a level headed adventurer with a dry sense of humor, commands the Science Ship Linus Pauling as his science crew searches for special DNA that could cure children on Earth who are the victims of genetic engineering gone horribly wrong. It's 2160, and they've been in space for nearly two years, twenty four light years from home when their ship breaks apart in orbit. Surviving with escape pods, they soon discover the backwards fourth planet of Beta Hydri might kill them with inedible food and vicious predators. Although the planet offers up the molecules they need, survival is far from certain.

Captain Thomas Jackson has to hold his shipwrecked crew together as they struggle with survival. He finally reaches out to a thriving humanoid population that gives them tools to survive, but also a whole new set of problems to contend with. Jackson falls hard for Rianya, the alien woman who helped them the most. Except for the ship's doctor, the crew find his affection for her nothing but positive, even when their love unexpectedly results in a baby. Her people, however, are far from enamored by their union and xenophobia erupts when a series of natural phenomenon begin to wreck their primitive village. A flood, an earthquake, and a triple lunar eclipse force the humans to retreat and abandon their friendships with the natives.

Geological and biological forces beyond Jackson's control threaten the crew of fifteen while they wait for a rescue that may never come. Captain Jackson, stricken with increasingly debilitating headaches, is diagnosed with brain tumor that threatens his life, and his doctor's jealousy of Rianya only gets worse with time. Most notably, their unusual, precocious daughter holds a secret in her genome that could cure millions of children on Earth, will challenge their core beliefs, and put lives in danger, including her very own.


The Damnation Plays (Angels of Fire Book 1)

by Chantal Ravens

"His love could lead to her damnation."

Mia Castle wasn’t expected to wake up - ever. Two years ago, she had driven her motorcycle in between the paths of a truck and a friend in order to save his life. Disastrously, she was hit, putting her in a long coma. However, after a miraculous awakening, she defied the medical odds to become fully independent but was at the same time left with both physical and mental scars.

Since the accident two years ago, her fiancée had moved on and unexpected events had happened in the lives of people she loves. Mia herself had changed. Mia now experienced visions that spanned time and space. With no explanations in sight, she tried to get away from it all by holidaying in a small cottage in Wiltshire. There, she meets Blake Carter. Blake with his dark, smouldering looks and mysterious aura was unlike any man that Mia had ever met. However, he hid a secret that could tear them apart.

Unbeknown to Mia, Blake had been looking for the Damnation Plays and Mia could be the key to finding it.

The Damnation Plays had been in existence for thousands of years. Concealed by dark forces it could bring damnation to the world.

New alliances will be forged and old friendships tested as Mia and Blake raced against time to prevent the deliverance of a legendary evil.


Gypsy Energy Secrets: Turning a Bad Day into a Good Day No Matter What Life Throws at You

by Milana Perepyolkina

Would you like to dance your way through life? Find peace in the midst of chaos? Greet whatever happens in your life with open arms knowing there is an underlying purpose for you?

Imagine being able to tap into your inner strength when you are feeling depleted and to call abundance and love into your being.

It’s time for you to unleash your Inner Gypsy and be that truly powerful and magical person that you are.

Gypsies know that magic is the extraordinary power that comes from knowing how to communicate with the benevolent force that orders the Universe, with nature and with the sacred energy that holds everything in balance.

To find balance, it’s vital to learn to choose the important things that will feed your soul…and your body.

In this book, here’s some of what you will discover:

  • How Nature Can Help You Find the Deeper Magic in Life;

  • Why Modeling the Gypsy Life Can Lead to More Authentic and Deeper Connections in Your Relationships;

  • Exactly how to Unleash Your Inner Gypsy So You Can Dance and Sing Through Life;

  • Why Dancing Can Transform Pain;

  • How to Eat in Harmony with The Phases of The Moon;

  • Why It’s Important to Eat Living Food;

  • The Secret to Recharging Your Batteries Every Day When You’re Feeling Exhausted;

  • Why Walking Barefoot Can Bring New Energy to Your Body.


In her new book, Milana Perepyolkina guides you through the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of your well-being, providing you with simple exercises and mindfulness techniques that will lead to better days and outlook on life.

From advice on overcoming sickness to guidance on manifesting your dreams, this book becomes the essential companion for transforming the bad days into good days and replacing an unsatisfactory life with health and happiness.

Along the way, discover how this knowledge originated with the ancient Romani people, and how even in today’s modern and stressful society, you can channel nature’s powerful and revitalizing energies to celebrate all life that is around you.

Soon, you will be dancing like the Gypsies!


Fate's Karmas (Fate's Karmas Series Book 1)

by R.E.M

The rules of Fate are not to be broken; but can they be bent?
Ever since he was young, Kelvin had known of the dark and mysterious woman. He had first seen her upon witnessing a tragedy take place, and had long likened her to a witch or a ghost. Throughout the years she had not been seen much, but when she appeared, misfortune or death were sure to follow.
Now, at the age of twenty five, Fate's lights have begun to shine in his direction more than ever. And with each one of her glares, there's a chance that her shady fate dealer will return.
Between saving some crafty magician, rescuing a young woman, or finding a lost boy, Kelvin must find a way to make it through these often wild and crazy adventures.


The Initiate's Crucible

by Brett Baker

Abby Ashford was a student at the Psion Academy, a school dedicated to training the young and talented to become psions - telepathic and telekinetic warriors who dedicate their lives in service to the United Freeworlds. However, Abby proved to be a bit of a handful at the academy, and her life took a dramatic turn when she was shipped out to learn from Master Jax Idor as his apprentice.

But Abby's time in training may prove to be short-lived. There is a crisis brewing on the planet of Mentallos - an influential member of the Freeworlds. Can Master Idor and Abby contain the situation? Or will they find themselves overhwelmed?


Deep (Love in Post-Apocalyptic Amerandia Book 1)

by Elisabeth Laurence


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This isn't the world anyone knows anymore. It's only been two generations since the big War that wiped out most of humanity. Four countries, four governments, are all that's left. They decide things for you now, down to what you eat. Lyra was born in that world, she doesn't know anything else. One strange boy is set on showing her the difference between bought peace and stolen freedom, and he won't rest until she knows the secret truths of this new world.

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The Yellow Hoods Boxset (Books 1-3): Steampunk meets fairy tale

by Adam Dreece

Steampunk meets Fairy tale!
Brilliant adventure, inventions, and fairy tales made real

The first steam engine is about to be invented and adventure is around the corner. A secret society, long led by butchers, bakers, and candlestick makers is losing its grip and the world as we know it is about to plunge into an era of darkness and despair, unless new heroes rise up.

Join Tee, Elly, and Richy along with a wonderful cast as they go from their small mountain town to becoming legends. As kingdoms fall, conspiracies exposed, and airships cloud the skies, you'll fall in love with this world of steampunk meets grounded fairy tales.

Loved by those 9-15 and adults because of its great characters and layered story telling. Contains no graphic language or foul language, and has strong female characters and is LGBT-friendly.
"...intriguing contraptions, appealing characters, snide villains, humor, and an exciting story." — Kirkus Reviews
"Dreece has crafted a tale with elements to delight the child in all of us, and intrigue the most creative adult mind." — Author J.K.Norry

This boxset collects the first 3 of 5 books (and the bonus mini-book 2.5 - Snappy and Dashing) of the best-selling and multi-award finalist series:
- Book 1 - Finalist for IAN's Book of the Year 2015 in Young Adult
- Book 1 - Honorable Mention by Reader's Favorite for their 2016 award for grades 4-6
- Book 1 - WishingShelf finalist for YA book of the year 2017
- Book 2 - Finalist for IAN's Book of the Year 2015 in Fantasy
- Book 1 & 2 - Calgary Herald best-sellers '14, '15

Has been #1 Amazon Best-seller in Steampunk and in Fairy Tale



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