When my family curse awakens, the dead come calling. They want to be heard, but they drove my mother insane and I fear that same will happen to me.
I became a surgeon to save people from death, not their afterlife. My sister Laura, should have inherited the gift, but instead it went to me. When I’m framed for the murder of my patient, an amnesiac detective who died over 80 years ago comes to my aid.
I have to help Elliot too. Without his memories he can’t pass to his afterlife, but the more I come to know him, the more I want him to stay. My mother warned me, but my stupid, selfish heart didn’t listen. I’ve fallen in love with a ghost. There can be no future.
But there’s more to the dead than ghosts, angels and demons. An unknown entity has unleashed creatures on Earth who steal souls from living bodies and Elliot is the key.
To protect the world, I’ll lose my heart, my life and my soul. But whatever the cost, I’ll never lose Elliot.
Fans of Laura Thalassa’s ‘Four Horsemen’, I.T. Lucas ‘Children of the Gods’, and K. F. Breene ‘Demigods’ will devour this paranormal romance filled with angels, demons and impossible odds.
Ghost Unleashed is the first in the Demon Cursed series. If you like strong heroines that fight for the truth, lost souls that sacrifice all and the answer to the afterlife itself, dive into this exciting series today!
BOOK 14 IN THE CHRONICLES OF ST MARY'S SERIES, FROM THE MILLION-COPY BESTSELLER JODI TAYLOR.
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St Mary's is under investigation. Their director has been shot and Max is Number One Suspect. Can things get any worse? We all know the answer to that one.
Max needs to get away - fast - and a Brilliant Idea soon leads her to a full-scale uprising in twentieth-century China. If she can come by a historical treasure or two in the process, even better. That is, if she makes it out alive.
Then there's the small matter of Insight - the sinister organisation from the future hell bent on changing History for their own dark ends. Having successfully infiltrated their ranks, Max is perfectly placed to stop them. But she knows her cover will soon be blown - because it's already happened.
Can Max take down Insight before they come after her? The circle is closing, and only one can survive...
For fans of Terry Pratchett, Jasper Fforde, Richard Osman's Thursday Murder Club series and Doctor Who.
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Do you worry about holding people's attention during presentations?
Are you unsure where to start when faced with writing an essay or report?
Are you preparing for an interview and wondering how to get all your points across?
Explanation - identifying and communicating what we want to say - is an art. And the BBC presenter and journalist Ros Atkins, creator of the viral 'Ros Atkins on...' explainer videos, is something of a master of the form. In this book, Ros shares the secrets he has learned from years of working in high-pressure newsrooms, identifying the ten elements of a good explanation and the seven steps you need to take to express yourself with clarity and impact.
Whether at work, school, university or home, we all benefit from being able to articulate ourselves clearly. Filled with practical examples, The Art of Explanation is a must-read for anyone who wants to sharpen their communication skills.
Today I'll See Her is a standalone psychological thriller short story in The Riverview Mysteries series by USA Today bestselling author Michele PW (Pariza Wacek). Ideal for fans who love twisty mystery and suspense stories with a touch of supernatural.
Every day, Sissy goes to the same restaurant at the same time and orders the same thing.
No one knows why.
Until the day a stranger from a mysterious, haunted town arrives.
And nothing will be the same.
An old warrior, too stubborn to die. A royal heir, hidden since birth.
Can they save a realm on the brink of war?
Tragedy tears Gerald's world apart and only his unwavering loyalty saves him. After serving as a soldier for years, a single act of self-sacrifice thrusts his future into the world of politics.
Cut off from all he knows, he becomes no more than a pawn to those in command. Banished with little more than the clothes on his back, he seeks a new purpose, for what is a warrior who has nothing left to fight for?
A fateful meeting with another lost soul unmasks a shocking secret, compelling him to take up the mantle of guardian. Bandits, the Black Hand, and even the king, he battles them all for the future of the realm.
Memories of the past, secrets that shape the future; his adventure is only the beginning.
Servant of the Crown is the series starter in the epic Heir to the Crown medieval fantasy series. If you like realistic fight scenes, compelling characters, and a gripping story, then you will love Paul J Bennett's tale of a warrior who refuses to retreat.
Pick up your copy of Servant of the Crown, and discover the realm of Merceria today!
In this standalone spy thriller, Mick Herron, creator of Slough House, introduced Tom Bettany, a man with a violent past and only one thing to live for: Avenging his son's death.
Tom Bettany is working at a meat processing plant in France when he gets a voicemail from an Englishwoman he doesn’t know telling him that his estranged 26-year-old son is dead—Liam Bettany fell from his London balcony, where he was smoking pot.
Now for the first time since he cut all ties years ago, Bettany returns home to London to find out the truth about his son’s death. Maybe it’s the guilt he feels about losing touch with Liam that’s gnawing at him, or maybe he’s actually put his finger on a labyrinthine plot, but either way he’ll get to the bottom of the tragedy, no matter whose feathers he has to ruffle. But more than a few people are interested to hear Bettany is back in town, from incarcerated mob bosses to those in the highest echelons of MI5. He might have thought he’d left it all behind when he first skipped town, but nobody ever really walks away.
“This series will knock your socks off.” “You won't be able to put it down until you read the last sentence.”
Enter a realm where love is tested, fangs are bared, and destiny weaves its wicked web.
Marcus is haunted by the loss of his beloved in a brutal demonic war. Resigned to a life of servitude and awaiting the curse that will claim his soul, he is shattered and closed off from the possibility of finding love again. But when divine intervention grants him a second chance, the vampire finds himself torn between his immortal existence and an unexpected human connection. His heart yearns for her, but he can’t reveal his true nature without shattering their fragile bond.
Cassandra, betrayed and left at the altar, has vowed to forsake love. Her wounded heart seeks solace and a fresh start, until a seductive stranger invades her dreams, blurring the lines between fantasy and reality. Little does she know that her encounter with this dark man will thrust her into a hidden world, where immortal beings and ancient prophecies collide.
As Marcus and Cassie's paths intertwine, a malevolent force looms, threatening to claim Marcus's very soul. Caught in a perilous struggle, Cassie discovers the depths of her own courage and the extraordinary power of love. To protect Marcus, she must make a fateful choice—to forsake her mortality and embrace the immortal life that awaits her. But the consequences of her decision could be more dire than she ever imagined.
From the creator of Jurassic Park and ER
For American radiologist Peter Ross, it sounded like the perfect vacation: deliver one study in Spain and then spend the rest of his time on a Mediterranean beach. But he wasn’t planning on meeting Angela Locke, a dark-haired beauty with a big problem—she’s on the run from two warring gangs, each dead set on finding a mysterious artifact, and they’ll kill anyone who stands in their way.
It’s a desperate fight for survival across the European continent as Peter and Angela race to uncover a centuries-old secret before they become its next victim.
With a new introduction by Sherri Crichton
Who could refuse a two-week stay in a chateau perched on the edge of the Mediterranean? Certainly not Richard, who was fed up to his easel with the damp London weather. Babysitting a treasure-filled museum while his old Sorbonne roommate honeymooned in Spain was the least he could do. The vandals who’d been plaguing the chateau wouldn’t dare return, the repairmen Tom hired would be completely trustworthy, and “murder” was only found in something by Agatha Christie. Richard might even meet a woman, someone capable of surprising him like never before. He should go. He really should. He was dying for a vacation. Writer's Digest Award Winning Author
I've got one chance to get her back…or fail the only mission that's ever mattered.
I came back to Storm Harbor for a simple job gathering intel for my best friend's security company, but my rule to keep business separate from pleasure goes up in flames when I meet my target’s niece, Petra.
She's all innocence and sweet curves and way too good for me, which is exactly why I should resist her. In my world, distractions are deadly. And yet, when she opens that sassy mouth of hers and refuses to stay out of trouble…my resolve crumbles.
When a hidden element takes me by surprise, turning the case, and my heart, upside down, I'm forced into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse, with Petra as the bait. The timer ticks down, closing off all my options, until I'm facing my final chance to save the woman of my dreams.
Either I come back with her, or I don't come back at all.
Fans of Susan Stoker’s Mountain Mercenaries and Nicole Snow’s No Good Heroes are devouring Dakota Davies’ addictive series starter.
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Aly doesn't believe in psychics. Too bad she just had a vision.
Aly’s got enough on her plate, with finishing her degree and taking care of her nephew and starting her new job at the antique store while drooling over the owner's gorgeous son. No time for visions.
Alas, the universe doesn't care what Aly believes. When she turns 21, she starts to feel psychic impressions left on objects. A disorienting power for someone surrounded by antiques. Then cranky customer Earl is killed, and Aly's new boss Olive is the prime suspect—not to mention the only person who understands Aly’s gifts. Who hated Earl enough to kill? Police would rather make a quick arrest than investigate, so it's up to Aly to clear Olive's name.
Shady Grove is reeling from the first murder in decades. If Aly can get her hands on the right object, she'll know what happened. Can she learn to control her visions before the killer sets their sights on her?
"In the mundane, history whispers,
Find lessons where discarded lingers.
Through forgotten objects, reflections appear,
Of icons we thought we knew, now seen clear."
"This magnificent book..." - Readers' Favorite
Welcome to "Lessons from the Sidewalk: Encounters with the Discarded," where ordinary discarded items whisper tales of life, legacy, and the intrinsic human connection to the simplest of things. Picture Leonardo da Vinci captivated by a forsaken yo-yo or Winston Churchill pondering life upon sighting a battered trash can. Can such commonplace things hold a mirror to the colossal figures of history and culture?
Navigate through intimate encounters where giants from diverse epochs, from Napoleon Bonaparte to Hamlet, confront the ordinary, revealing unexpected, profound truths about ambition, existence, and the perennial human spirit.
In each chapter, embark on an unusual expedition through time and personality, exploring the shared experiences that universally bind us. What you'll find is a world where the neglected is given a voice, the ordinary is transformed into the extraordinary, and legendary figures are viewed through a strikingly new prism.
Join us in a journey where your own reflections may surface in the unanticipated crevices of history and daily life, inviting you to perceive yourself and the world around you with fresh eyes.
ONE LAST STEP (A Tara Mills Mystery—Book One) is the debut novel in a new FBI mystery series by debut author Sarah Sutton.
Two hikers go missing along the Appalachian Trail, leaving only a bloodstained forest behind them, and when another hiker collapses on someone’s porch in New Hampshire, murdered by crossbow, the local police realize they have a serial killer on their hands––and need to call in the FBI.
FBI Agent Tara Mills is young, brilliant and new to the force. With a promising career in front of her, she faces the ultimate test when she is assigned the case. It soon proves to be more challenging than she ever could have imagined––an impossible riddle that leaves even her seasoned partner stumped.
Meanwhile, something about the case stirs a darkness within her––a tortured past that even her long-term boyfriend doesn’t fully understand. As nightmares consume her, she only hopes that her past will not come back to ruin her once again.
As more hikers go missing, and with her job on the line, Tara finds herself on a race against time as she combs through the forest’s trails. Peeling back each layer, she soon realizes that she is up against a true diabolical mastermind. And just when she thinks she has it all figured out, her instincts lead her to the most shocking truth of all.
Book #2 in the series––ONE LAST BREATH––is also available!
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“I was pulled in from the very start…in my mind it played out just like a movie.”
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I know what you did last summer.
Aubree Walker, the perfect girl most likely to succeed, is sure there's only one person who knows what she did
Booker Outlaw, one of the three Outlaw brothers--all identical, all gorgeous, all from the wrong side of the tracks, and all pure bad boys. He was always the unpredictable one, the one who would be brash enough to make it big self-publishing horror novels on the internet. He promised never to tell, but everyone knows you can never trust an Outlaw.
Then a year later, in the middle of the night, she receives a phone call at Tulane. Her aunt, who took her in after her mother's death, is in a coma under suspicious circumstances. Now she has to face that one person who knows all about what she did that summer--sexy Booker.
Returning to Hope Parish to be with her aunt, stirs up all those ugly memories. When Aubree starts getting threats, she can't help but wonder if what she did last summer was tied to her aunt's "accident."Afraid, she turns to the only person who knows the truth and Booker doesn't hesitate to offer his broad shoulder for her to lean on. But Booker has a secret of his own that could crush their fledgling relationship.
As the hot, sultry summer days move on, she finds that even a perfectly smart girl can lose her heart to a perfectly bad boy. What is she going to do when someone starts asking questions Aubree doesn't want to answer? She's knee deep into a terribly dangerous, wholly life changing, who-can-she-really-depend-on perfect mess. Don't miss the new full length novels, Resisting Samantha and Handling Skylar!
Hope Parish Novel Series:
A Perfect Secret Series
Three Perfect Girls. Three Perfect Secrets. One Unholy Trinity
BOOK 1: A PERFECT MESS (Booker and Aubree)
BOOK 2: A PERFECT MISTAKE (Boone and Verity)
BOOK 3: A PERFECT DILEMMA (Braxton and River Pearl)
Hope Parish Novellas
BOOK 4: FINALLY AGAIN (Evie and Win)
BOOK 5: BEAUTY SHOT (Deke and Minnie)
BOOK 6: MARK ME (Rory and Savannah)
BOOK 7: A PERFECT WEDDING (Booker and Aubree)
BOOK 8: A PERFECT HOLIDAY (Boone and Verity)
BOOK 9: A PERFECT QUESTION (Braxton and River Pearl)
Resisting the Fall Series
Three broken girls, three horrible pasts, one set of bad boys to guide them home
BOOK 10: RESISTING SAMANTHA (Chase and Samantha)
BOOK 11: HANDLING SKYLAR (Jake and Skylar)
BOOK 12: SHELTERING LAWSON (Ethan and Lawson)
Check out all the books: bit.ly/hopeparishnovels
Liam’s invisible wounds took away his ability to feel the emotions he once had. His untreated condition drives him to suicidal thoughts, uncontrollable anger, and a disconnection from life as a whole. He finds that his only connection to life and return to some level of normalcy comes from the touch of his wife.
After his untimely, but natural death, he is reanimated by science 60 years later; only to find that his wife is dead, a major war has changed society, and that his prior condition is cured. His only penance for being reanimated is that he no longer can grieve and cannot mourn the death of his wife that he so desperately knows he misses and loves.
Liam's journey after his reanimation drives him to question his own philosophies, his religious beliefs and the science that brought him back to what is perceived to be simple but, unfamiliar society. After reading the letters his wife wrote to him after his death and the building relationships with his now elder children and last surviving friend, he begins to understand the world around him and what his purpose is to humanity is and what he must do to protect it.
2021 Readers' Favorite Gold Medal Winner in Christian Fantasy/Sci-Fi!
When a shimmering, threatening window suddenly opens in the park and sucks in his young daughter Sara and partner Brex Herndon, what’s a secret agent to do? Brex, alias Dr. Brains, is the smartest human in the world, while Agent Jack Rigalto, alias Mr. Brawn, is his bodyguard. Both work for the recently opened United States Space Force in its top secret Cosmic Intelligence Group.
Soon they uncover the most ghastly plot ever to conquer the world, one which has been in the works for thousands of years, since the Tower of Babel. The shimmering Schimmerplotz window carries them back and forth in time where they must unravel the conspiracy, unmask the diabolical creatures behind it, and save civilization, battling primitive savages, humanoid giants, and monstrous creatures along the way. Can Brains and Brawn succeed?
How far would you go to survive—when every breath could be your last?
Amidst the chaos and fear of an apocalyptic virus, a mother fights to protect her daughter from the rotting remains of society. Navigating a frightening new world where survival is paramount and trust is a gamble, infection is only a misstep away. Despite her doubts and imperfections, Amy’s love and resolve are without question. But are they enough? Can she shield her daughter from the violence and savagery, and keep them both alive another day? For, at the end of the world, there’s no second chance. With a single bite, necrosis will set in.
Sink your teeth into this zombie survival story with a twist ending you won't see coming!
When my car broke down in the middle of nowhere, I knew I’d be in trouble. I just didn’t imagine it would be this kind of trouble.
I’ve been abducted by aliens. Not the hot, sexy kind those romance novels like you to believe. The aliens that abducted me are terrifying. There’s something in my blood they want, and they stop at nothing to take it from me.
Then I’m rescued by the sexiest man I’ve ever laid eyes on only to learn he’s an alien and his rescue attempt went wrong. Very wrong. I’m not on Earth anymore and the Reptiles are after us on an alien planet. We’ve been taken prisoner by the planet’s natives and an old shaman woman tells me I’m the key to freeing thousands of mind-enslaved.
My rescuer is cold and aloof and should be off-limits but there’s something about the way he touches me that sets my skin on fire and sparks flowing through my veins. I’ve been through enough heartache to last a lifetime and now my soft heart is at risk again. I’m not the saviour everyone wants me to be and if I don’t resist his touches I’ll lose more than just my heart. The whole universe will be at risk.
Jo’Aquin is a full-length standalone sci-fi romance featuring a hot, alpha alien warrior with sparkling golden skin and a high moral compass when it comes to protecting their vulnerable females.
If you like hot aliens, sweeping adventure, and steamy romance, you’ll love this series. No cliffhanger, an ongoing battle between good and evil, and a happily ever after guaranteed!
Each book in the series can be read as a standalone, but for maximum enjoyment, it’s recommended that the series be read in order.
Murderbot—the sardonic, almost-homicidal, media-loving android created by Martha Wells—has proven to be one of the most popular characters in 21 st century science fiction. Everything that makes this protagonist (it would be wrong to call Murderbot a hero) beloved of fans is on display in Compulsory.
While trying to watch episode 44 of The Rise and Fall of Sanctuary Moon, Murderbot is—again, what is it with humans?—distracted by something that is technically outside its purview. A miner is suddenly in danger following a pointless (to Murderbot’s way of thinking) argument, and the choice is to risk discovery and leap into action, which would require hitting the pause button during a very exciting part of SanctuaryMoon, or to follow orders and stay still.
This is a tougher choice than it seems. But then, when has Murderbot ever been faced with an easy choice?
A shorter version of this story originally appeared in Wired magazine.
Morally gray. Flawed, tortured, irrepressible.
And yet, I don’t fear him.
I crave him.
Desire him, with every cell of my being.
I’m the day to his night; the calm to his storm; the light to his dark; and the key to his freedom.
But do I really want to set this monster free?
And if I do… will I be able to break down his barriers before he breaks my heart?
Fans of Rina Kent, Zoe Blake, and Serena Akeroy will love this collection of Dark Romances!
Authors included are:
Ella Jade, Candace Ayers & Oona Ryda, Deborah Garland, January James, Merissa Bartlett, and P.T. Macias.
About These Stories.
EnTWINed in You by Deborah Garland: She escaped her abusive boyfriend with the clothes on her back and a baby in her belly, only to be taken prisoner by his identical twin brother.
Condemned Desire by Ella Jade: When a mafia princess comes to America to live with her father’s associate, she thinks she’s found freedom, but soon learns she’s his prisoner.
Scorched Rose by January James: I was paid to be taken out of my body, if only for one night. What I didn't expect was to be taken out of my life, forever.