Lydia Thompson's husband of over forty years has died. Her first thoughts are thank goodness he's gone at last, but whoops – did I help him on his way? As she discovers the terrible secrets he's kept from her, any remorse she has for her actions crumbles.
On the plus side, for the first time in her adult life she has made some friends. They indulge in coffee and cake in a local cafe, and generally misbehaved.
Then, when the father of her gorgeous great grandson dies and the police say it was suicide, she knows it was nothing of the sort. Naturally she persuades the group to investigate.
That's when the real trouble starts.
Cupboards Full of Skeletons is the first novel in the Abandoned Wives and Widows Club series of thrilling, heart-warming, sometimes laugh out loud, and sometimes dark, mystery novels. They relate the mad antics of a group of retired New Zealand women as they delve into the gritty underbelly of life and murder.
He's returned to save the world.
"The end is nigh!" according to the media, which is fascinated by the four cloaked figures riding out of the desert. A headline that's about as believable as the existence of dragons.
Truth or hoax?
Daphne isn't paying much attention because she's busy geeking out over the awesome relics that just came into her museum. She's giddy at the prospect of getting to see them up close, until she drops one. In her defense, she was attacked...by a guy made of smoke.
Things might have turned out really bad if she'd not been rescued by a stranger. A man who is also a dragon.
Yup. Dragon. It turns out they are real and super hot. Azrael is also domineering and dangerous with the most toe-curling embrace.
But passion will have to wait.
Azrael needs Daphne to help him save the world. With two of the seven seals broken, they will have to work
fast before a monster is released from its prison.
A corrupt city ran by a political machine.
Racketeers and gangsters fight for control of the waterfront.
Mysterious, bloody murders occur throughout the city.
Black-robed figures are offering blood sacrifices to an unknown demon.
Ray Irish has found his home.
In the months following World War II, Ray Irish travels from town to town trying to drown the memories of pain and carnage with bottles of whiskey. He is a tramp, and his mode of transportation is the inside of railroad cattle cars. When Irish drifts into Oyster City, a struggling town nestled along the Chesapeake Bay, a chance encounter in a back alley gives him an unanticipated job and a couple of new suits. Working for the corrupt man he saves, Irish quickly discovers his new home has a polished veneer that barely conceals layers of deception and treachery.
Paired with a conniving woman photographer named Cat, Irish descends into a world of grifters, racketeers, and cops on the take. Something more ominous lies behind the tranquil image that is projected by the town elders. The grisly murders of a chauffeur and a policeman are only part of a web of odd occurrences involving strange people wearing the masks of tarot card characters. While Irish battles with thugs who have him in their sights, the ex-Seabee follows a chain of unusual events which might lead to a murderer or his death.
He will need the luck of the Irish to survive in a city that hates outsiders.
In the game of love, summon the means to win.
Jasper didn’t set out to fall in love with his best friend and professional gaming partner, Zach—hell, he never thought it an option. But when an accident took his wife’s life, leaving him a single parent, the two found comfort in each other. Happy again, he couldn’t have wanted more. Until the newbie spitfire redhead in their guild smoked them both in a duel, and subsequently agreed to join their team.
Quick with her spells and even quicker with her words, she’s got a soft spot for his daughter, and a growing place in his heart, as well as Zach’s.
Only problem? She won’t see them outside the game.
Zach has been happy with his partner Jasper and his daughter, even though they came together under less-than-pleasant circumstances. But as happy as they are, he can’t deny his growing attraction to their guildmate and fellow teammate Shira. So when Jasper confides in him a desire to include her in their family, he’s on board.
But how are they going to convince her of that, when they can’t even get her to meet them in person?
And if they succeed, what will become of his relationship with Jasper?
Shira has three rules: don’t date in person, don’t hook up with guildmates, and most certainly don’t believe an android can find love. After being fitted with life-saving cybernetics, she lost her modeling career, her dating life, and her confidence. She retreated inward, taking up a new gaming hobby due to new friends she made in the hospital.
Pairing up with fellow guildmates Jasper and Zach for player vs. player activities, she slowly finds her confidence again and embraces this new life, doing her best to escape her past. However, growing close to these two men tests her rules in ways she never expected, especially when they insist on meeting her.
And if they can summon her, what could become of them if her past comes back to haunt her?
SUMMONING THEIR ELEMENTALIST is part one of a duet and does not stand alone, ending in a cliffhanger. Part two is BINDING THEIR ELEMENTALIST. This is a MMF Ménage romance. There are sexual encounters in the duet parts containing MM, MF, MFM and MMF situations.
Author's Note:Summoning Their Elementalist tackles the topic of acknowledging and overcoming trauma. Reader discretion is advised.
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Last spring, Dawn found her older brother dead in a pool of his blood. His killer stood over him, wearing a smile as sharp and ghastly as his knife.
Last summer, she tracked the killer down. He’s a student at Necromancer Academy and part of a secret fraternity known as the Diabolicals.
This fall, Dawn will scrap her admission to the prestigious White Magic Academy. She’ll trade sparkly healing charms and bright dresses for death charms and black cloaks. She’ll melt into the shadowy halls of Necromancer Academy.
And she will have her revenge.
Necromancer Academy is the first book in a four-book series. Each book ends in a cliffhanger.
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Necromancer Unleashed: Book 2
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Necromancer Uprising: Book 4
Katy and her grandmother have always used coffee to catch ghosts. It pays the bills and keeps them in high-end beans. But after her grandmother dies and a rival ghost hunter moves to town, Katy fears things will never be the same.
From a beguiling and charismatic ghost whisperer to her new partner’s ghost swallowing brother and even a (short) stint behind bars, Katy navigates her new reality, uncertain her skills are equal to the tasks at hand. But are these things mere distractions--or do they hide something darker, far more sinister, something that has a long-held vendetta against Katy?
To survive, Katy must uncover an ancient secret. She must brew her very best Kona blend. She will need to rely on unexpected and unpredictable allies.
To survive, she will need to trust what’s in her heart.
Coffee & Ghosts is a cozy paranormal mystery/romance serial told over five episodes. This series bundle contains all five episodes.
Episode 1: Ghost in the Coffee Machine
Episode 2: Giving Up the Ghosts
Episode 3: The Ghost Whisperer
Episode 4: Gone Ghost
Episode 5: Must Love Ghosts
From the award-winning author of PIECES OF YOU comes this enthralling love story, guaranteed to make you laugh, cry and dream upon a star…
What if your first love was your only love?
When Molly is diagnosed with a life changing illness, it feels like her whole world has come crashing down. She hopes the news will make her marriage to Sam stronger. But why does Molly always call best friend Ed in a crisis?
Ed. The very same Ed that Molly fell in love with at a party when they were teenagers, underneath a star-filled sky. Then life took them in very different directions. They could only ever be friends.
Suddenly Molly starts to question every decision she’s ever made. What if they could turn back the clock? Back to the very beginning. When the only certainty they shared was each other …
Join Cara in a steam powered Victorian England, as she hunts for powerful artifacts and struggles to confront her demons. This set contains the first three novels in this bestselling historical fantasy series.
1: Nefertiti's Heart
A killer stalks the nobility, seeking a legendary diamond said to have once belonged to Queen Nefertiti and rumoured to hold the key to immortality.
2: Hatshepsut's Collar
An ancient Egyptian necklace is driving Queen Victoria mad with megalomania, and that's not Cara's most pressing problem.
3: Nero's Fiddle
People start dying from spontaneous human combustion when someone uses a relic from Rome to cover up an old secret.
Awards for Nefertiti's Heart:Winner Kindle Book Review, Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy (2014) Winner BTS Red Carpet Awards, Readers Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy (2014)
"The world building is stellar, the characters deep, emotional, and above allrealistic. This may be a world set in an alternate universe, and timeline butit is such a well drawn universe that felt as though I had stepped into aworld that truly exists." Coffee Times Romance blog award.
"I was insatiable in reading Nefertiti's Heart! This was only my second steampunk book and this book is downright amazing." Night Owl Reviews Top PickAward.
Rules of the Secret Society of Young Widows:
Rule 1: Be a widow.
Rule 2: Have an impeccable reputation.
Rule 3: Don't fall in love again.
AN HEIR TO SPARE by Rebecca Connolly
Widowhood has changed much for Anna—Lady Lyndham—but an unconventional heir to the estate was not something she had anticipated. Nor had she anticipated that he would have no intention of forcing her out, although he has every right to. And she certainly did not anticipate finding him handsome, charming, and unfailingly generous. But Ned Richards, the new Lord Lyndham, has a world of surprises in store for her, and not anticipating them will become quite the adventure.
THE WIDOW OF LAVENDER COTTAGE by Jen Geigle Johnson
As a widow, Lillian Hunter has never been in love and plans to never marry again, so the rules of the Secret Society of Young Widows suit her just fine. Her days are spent attempting to transform her newly inherited Lavender Cottage into a livable space until Oliver Wentworth shows up, asking for her late husband. Anxious to establish himself as a landed gentry in Somerset, Oliver is none too pleased to discover that a widow lives alone in a tiny run down cottage bordering his new property. The fact that she’s young and attractive only adds frustration to his sense of responsibility over her. And confound her, she challenges his every attempt to help manage her affairs.
A PROMISE FORGOTTEN by Heather B. Moore
Charlotte Ashford never thought she’d marry a vicar, and she never thought she’d find herself widowed with a young child to care for on her own. She certainly never thought she’d return to Somerset to live with her mother again, and Charlotte never thought she’d see him again. But Lord Wilshore has never forgotten her, and he has never forgotten their promise made long ago. Charlotte would love nothing more than for Lord Wilshore to forgive her, but too much heartache and too much time might make that impossible. Friendship is all she can hope for, but that hope may be dashed as well.
Timeless Regency Collections:
A MIDWINTER BALL
SPRING IN HYDE PARK
SUMMER HOUSE PARTY
A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS
A HOLIDAY IN BATH
FALLING FOR A DUKE
A NIGHT IN GROSVENOR SQUARE
ROAD TO GRETNA GREEN
AN EVENING AT ALMACK'S
A WEEK IN BRIGHTON
TO LOVE A GOVERNESS
WIDOWS OF SOMERSET
A CHRISTMAS PROMISE
From the publisher of the USA TODAY bestselling & #1 Amazon bestselling Timeless Romance Anthology series in Regency Romance: Widows of Somerset is a Timeless Romance Anthology® book
Timeless Romance Anthology® is a registered trademark of Mirror Press, LLC
Desiring a Duke? Craving a Cowboy? Longing for a Laird?
This sweet and steamy collection of historical romance will transport you to a time when gentlemen were plentiful, and every scoundrel capable of seduction possessed a heart waiting to be uncovered.
Hidden identities, scandalous secrets, second chances, and happily ever afters fill this boxed set of more than 15 standalone romances, guaranteed to make you swoon.
Each unique tale in the Secrets, Scandals, and Seduction Boxed Set delivers a stand-alone story that fans of Julia Quinn, Diana Gabaldon, and Lorraine Heath are certain to love.
How do you capture a man’s heart… A lady never tells.
Authors included in this set are Lynn Donovan, Sofie Darling, Alyssa Drake, Emily E K Murdoch, Cat Cahill, Emmanuelle de Maupassant, A.S. Fenichel, Marie Higgins, Robyn DeHart, Christine Sterling, Linda Rae Sande, Adara Luann, Sophia Smith, C.K. O'Connor, Marianne Spitzer, and Rose Pearson
Brand new holiday stories from bestselling authors! This boxed set contains powerful alpha men and heroines who bring them to their knees.
Enter the world of dark mansions and mysterious heroes. The notorious Morelli family hosts their annual Christmas ball. And you are invited to experience the sensual feast.
HOLIDAY STORIES INCLUDE:
O Holy Night by Pam Godwin
Santa Baby by Claire Contreras
All I Want for Christmas Is You by M. Robinson
Last Christmas by Katee Robert
Carol of the Bells by Maria Luis
Silver Bells by Alta Hensley
O Come All Ye Faithful by Amelia Wilde
Silent Night by Sienna Snow
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear by Jenika Snow
Wrapped in Red by Sam Mariano
Little Drummer Boy by M. O’Keefe
Baby, It’s Cold Outside by Giana Darling
Away in a Manger by Jade West
This Christmas by Theodora Taylor
Hallelujah by Skye Warren
MEET ME UNDER THE MISTLETOE is an exclusive anthology of scorching hot NEW holiday stories. Download your copy and tell a book-loving friend, because it won't last long.
Along the edges of darkness, a war of attrition rages between the demon plane and the Tehrex Realm. Dark Warriors alone stand between humans and the evil that seeks to destroy them. Zander Tarakesh, the sexy as sin vampire king, leads the battle. Zander is battle-hardened and accustomed to command, yet wrestles to regain control when his Fated Mate is propelled into his world, bombarding him with unfamiliar emotions. His life depends on him uniting with Elsie, the slip of a mortal, who unknowingly protects a vital piece of his soul. Eradicating the demons will be an easier task than combating her sense of guilt and betrayal to gain her acceptance, loyalty, and ultimately her love. And, he must do this before she plunges a stake in his heart. One thing is certain; the flames of passion ignite a fire in their shared souls…
Elsie Hayes’ life is shattered after the vicious murder of her husband. Intent on revenge, she spends her evenings killing creatures others only see in nightmares. A supernatural event teleports Elsie into a world filled with violence, magic and unexpected lust and love when she is thrust from widow to Fated Mate of the enigmatic vampire king. Can she lower the protective shield around her heart, giving herself to a vampire whose power is the very reason her life was changed forever?
A billionaire, an emerald lake, and a lifetime's worth of happy endings. USA Today Bestselling Author, Leeanna Morgan, brings you a heartwarming Christmas story of unconditional love, its challenges, its risks and most of all, its rewards.
John Fletcher is used to living his life on the edge. He's an ex-Navy SEAL and the owner of one of the most successful security companies in the world. When his daughter asks for the one thing he can't give her, it breaks his heart.
Rachel McReedy isn't impressed with John Fletcher's money, fast cars, or jet-setting lifestyle. What she cares about is Bella, his eight-year-old daughter. She might not have had the type of life Bella has, but she knows what it's like to be left on her own. Rachel is determined to show John the error of his ways, but she isn't prepared for what she's about to discover.
When a threat to John’s life turns deadly he will do everything he can to keep his daughter safe—even if that means saying goodbye to the one person who could have changed his life forever.
Discover the magic of Emerald Lake in 'Sealed With A Kiss', the first book in the Emerald Lake Billionaires series. All of my series are linked, so if you meet a character you like, you could find them in another book. Happy reading!
Praise for Leeanna Morgan’s books:
“I am addicted to Leeanna Morgan's books! The only problem with them is that I hate coming to the end of one, and can't wait for the next good read. I love how she weaves the characters together, and draws you right into their lives. If you haven't discovered her, please do give her books a try. You won't be disappointed, except for not having found her sooner!”
“I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I couldn't put it down. I purchased it today and finished it just now. Captivating story from beginning to end. Definitely a five star book.”
Other Contemporary Romances by Leeanna Morgan:
The Montana Brides
Book 1: Forever Dreams (Gracie and Trent)
Book 2: Forever in Love (Amy and Nathan)
Book 3: Forever After (Nicky and Sam)
Book 4: Forever Wishes (Erin and Jake)
Book 5: Forever Santa: a Montana Brides Christmas novella
Book 6: Forever Cowboy (Emily and Alex)
Book 7: Forever Together (Kate and Dan)
Book 8: Forever and a Day (Sarah and Jordan)
The Bridesmaids Club
Book 1: All of Me (Tess and Logan)
Book 2: Loving You (Annie and Dylan)
Book 3: Head Over Heels (Sally and Todd)
Book 4: Sweet on You (Molly and Jacob)
Emerald Lake Billionaires
Book 1: Sealed with a Kiss (Rachel and John)
Book 2: Playing for Keeps (Sophie and Ryan)
Book 3: Crazy Love (Holly and Daniel)
Book 4: One And Only (Elizabeth and Blake)
Book 1: Safe Haven (Hayley and Tank)
Book 2: Just Breathe: (Kelly and Tanner)
Book 3: Always (Mallory and Grant)
Book 4: The Promise (Ashley and Matthew)
Book 5: Coming Home (Mia and Stan)
Book 6: The Gift (Hannah and Brett)
Book 7: The Wish (Claire and Jason)
Book 1: Falling For You (Natalie and Gabe)
Book 2: Once In A Lifetime (Samantha and Caleb)
Book 3: Before Today (Brooke and Levi)
Book 4: The Sweetest Thing (Cassie and Noah)
"Escort is stunningly sexy and staggeringly heartfelt-gorgeously written and saturated with pure, unadulterated desire. Five Mon Dieu stars!" - Sierra Simone, USA Today bestselling author
A male escort. His virgin client. What happens when one night isn't enough?
I'm an escort, which means this date is nothing more than a mutually enjoyable transaction. There shouldn't be any surprises, not for one as jaded as me, but when I walk into the penthouse suite of L'Etoile, everything changes.
1) For one thing, Bea is heartstoppingly gorgeous. Pale green eyes and endless freckles. Curves I want to spend all night exploring, as if her body was made for me.
2) Her innocence makes me want to use my entire inventory of bedroom tricks on her and then invent a few more.
3) Except that... she's a virgin.
I can initiate her into the world of desire without letting her get attached, can't I? A few hours of tutoring, and at the end of the night a small fortune will be deposited into my bank account.
But once I realize one night with her won't be enough, I'm the one who's screwed.
"ESCORT is perfection only Skye Warren can deliver--a poetically erotic tale of exquisitely damaged characters, devastating secrets, revenge and redemption." - Samanthe Beck, USA Today bestselling author
"Hypnotically romantic...this book reads like a sensual dream and I didn't want to wake up." - Tessa Bailey, New York Times bestselling author
The beast hides a dark secret in his past…
Leo Morelli is known as the Beast of Bishop's Landing for his cruelty. He’ll get revenge on the Constantine family and make millions of dollars in the process. Even it means using an old man who dreams up wild inventions.
The beauty will sacrifice everything for her family...
Haley Constantine will do anything to protect her father. Even trade her body for his life. The college student must spend thirty days with the ruthless billionaire. He’ll make her earn her freedom in degrading ways, but in the end he needs her to set him free.
SECRET BEAST is a new full-length novel from USA Today bestselling author Amelia Wilde about revenge, family secrets, and the redeeming power of love.
Praise for Amelia Wilde's King of Shadows trilogy...
"Breathtaking, intense, and scorching hot, KING OF SHADOWS is the modern myth I've been waiting for." –New York Times Bestselling Author Skye Warren
"Summer Queen is a sexy shot of antihero goodness—this is the kinky, delicious retelling of the year!" –Sierra Simone, USA Today bestselling author
“Amelia Wilde has proven once again why she is my mortal enemy—I would kill to have written this dark, sensuous retelling of Persephone’s journey to becoming Queen of the Underworld.” –Kayti McGee, USA Today bestselling author
Eva Morelli is the good girl. Billionaire playboy Finn Hughes is nothing but trouble. But when things go wrong at Eva's family gala, he's the one who comes to her rescue.
DAMAGE CONTROL is a short story that takes place in the sensual & lush Midnight Dynasty world. The warring Morelli and Constantine families have enough bad blood to fill an ocean, and their brand new stories will be told by your favorite dangerous romance authors.
WARNING: This book is intended for readers eighteen years old and over. It contains material that some readers could find disturbing. Enter at your own risk...
This was published in the Meet Me Under the Mistletoe anthology under the title HALLELUJAH. They are mostly the same, so no need to click again if you've already read it.
This hot hockey player is skilled on and off the ice...
Ryan Forrester hasn’t been able to get a particular blonde off his mind. She disappeared on him after a one-night stand, and didn’t turn up again until a team practice a couple months later.
But this sexy speedskater is going to make him even better...
Tamara Antonov was hired to help Ryan’s team get faster on the ice, but she knows first-hand the kind of moves he has off it. She didn’t expect to see him again. Now that she has, things are about to get hot enough to melt the rink. Slapped Into Love can be read as a standalone.
Each book in the Bachelorette Party series features a different couple.
Please note: Slapped Into Love was previously included in the Team Player anthology.
The final completed novel by Ben Bova
Intergalactic explorer, venture capitalist, and Casanova Sam Gunn may be gone, but his legacy lives on in his son, Sam Gunn Jr.
In his first-ever adventure, Sam Gunn Jr. sets off to fulfill his father’s left-behind mission of interplanetary enterprising. He soon learns his father’s shoes are tough to fill, but he is up for the task. Junior takes a journey through the stars, falling in love with beautiful women and leaving his unique mark everywhere he ventures. Soon, however, this trip through the universe takes a dangerous turn when Junior lands on Saturn and learns about a recent scientific discovery that will change everything, possibly forever.
Will he be able to save the universe and live up to his father’s name? Take an unforgettable ride through space in master sci-fi author Ben Bova’s exciting novel!
What if the past two years of your life were a lie?
Yesterday, I believed I was the smartest witch at the supernatural agency. My magic and power made me their most effective agent, reclaiming stolen artifacts and tracking down dangerous rogues.
Today, I know the organization I work for is actually a front for a sprawling criminal network that threatens to upend the paranormal world. It only took a serial killer to break the news to me and turn my world upside down.
All this time, I believed the agency didn’t know about my dark secret but it turns out I was the mark all along. Now I have to figure out how deep I’m in.
Tomorrow, I’m taking them down.
I’m having a bad day and I have a feeling it’s about to get worse.
If you like feisty heroines, dark secrets, and magical mystery with twists and turns, then check out MAGIC ALIAS, the first book in the new Paranormal Agent Mystery series.
“I won’t have her forced,” Jack said. “Let her decide for herself.”
Amy knew her father meant it. She could say no if she wanted. But this marriage would make everything all right. They could put all the trouble she had caused behind them. Everyone would be happy again.
Everyone except her.
“Sentence of Marriage” is the first book in the three-volume “Promises to Keep”.
In nineteenth century New Zealand, there are few choices for a farm girl like Amy. Her life seems mapped out for her by the time she is twelve. Amy dreams of an exciting life in the world beyond her narrow boundaries. But it is the two people who come to the farm from outside the valley who change her life forever, and Amy learns the high cost of making the wrong choice.