I’ve waited 1000 years for my mate. If she rejects me, I’ll burn down the world.
She woke the dragon.
Every maiden dreams of being rescued by a handsome prince from a deadly dragon. But I am the prince and the dragon.
Ancient courtship rituals demand I steal my bride away. Imprison her in my high tower. Show her my treasures, my vast lands and armies.
I’ve done all that, and she still refuses me. She says she can’t see herself with a man who still thinks Istanbul is Constantinople.
I must woo her, and I don’t know how. But beneath my beating human heart, a dragon sleeps. And when he wakes, no one can stop him from destroying the world.
No one but her.
“Irreverent yes, and totally practical advice for the overwhelmed parent. Sue Donnellan entertains, as she educates. Secrets to Parenting Without Giving a F^ck is full of relatable moments, levity, and sage parenting wisdom. Read it and get ready to reflect and step-up your parenting game.” - Davina Kotulski, Ph.D. Psychologist and award-winning author of It’s Never Too Late to Be Your Self and The Manna Paradigm Shift.
“Secrets to being the parent you wished you had, and always wanted to be. In a straight-forward and relevant way, Sue Donnellan will show you how to raise happy kids who are ready for the world.” - Michael Mataluni, Podcast Host & Digital Marketer | Kick Ass Dad | Cocktails & Calamity
Are you tired of yelling, punishing, and reminding, yet experiencing no change in your child’s behavior?
What if you could learn the transformative mindset that allows parents to get results without “fixing” their child’s bad behavior?
In Secrets to Parenting Without Giving a F^ck, Sue Donnellan, parent mentor, author, mom of four (including triplets), and entrepreneur shares 20+ years of experience cultivating the effective thought process for successful parenting. She delivers a proven playbook for turning misbehaving kids into happy, respectful, well-adjusted young adults.
Secrets to Parenting Without Giving a F^ck is the definitive book on parenting. Written as a no-nonsense action plan, this book covers ages 2-20 and all the necessary subjects in between, using humor and wisdom.
Foreword written by Lana Gomez Maniscalco, Artist, Wife, Mom of two, Creative Director, What’s Wrong With People, Inc.
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Opposites find their missing piece, in this emotional and sweet country romance.
Rosemary Brunner doesn’t like change. She’s been living on the family farm where she grew up for her entire life. Sure, her friends worry she’s slowly heading towards full-fledged hermit status, but she likes it just fine, thanks. Although, she thinks, maybe she should consider a big dog to bark at strangers knocking on her door late at night. Who wanders up a stranger’s driveway at this time of evening?
Stephen Beckett doesn’t like the dark. His stay in the backwoods outside the village of Catoctin Creek, Maryland, has lasted entirely too long. The moment he can get back to his life in NYC, he’ll say a little prayer of thanks to the city that never sleeps. Of course, right now, he can’t even find his way back to his late father’s house. Lost, again, on these winding country roads! It’s enough to make a man long for a late-night subway home.
Rosemary doesn’t expect her life to change the moment she opens the door to a lost stranger. And Stephen never expected to lose his heart to a shy woman with a spitfire temper. But when these two meet on the front porch of Rosemary’s farmhouse, they know their lives will never be the same.
And now that they’ve been thrown together, there are a thousand reasons for them to split apart. Stephen wants to develop the neighboring farm; Rosemary wants her elderly neighbors to stay next door forever. Stephen plans to return to the city; Rosemary never leaves her farm. They say opposites attract…but no one ever says what holds them together. Is love really strong enough to bridge the gap between this country girl and city boy?
“Characters that are finely crafted (par for Reinert's work) and a lively plot. I think anyone who's been in love can identify with the vulnerability it brings.” - Dale, Amazon Review
“Enjoyable storyline of two slightly lost souls figuring out life and love. Descriptive, emotionally charged writing that draws the reader into each scene. Believable characters with distinct personalities and great banter.” - Bookzilla, Amazon Review
“Love, horses and a beautiful setting make this book a real winner.” - Norman, Amazon Review
Welcome to Catoctin Creek
The farming village of Catoctin Creek has been ignored by the outside world for years. Now, as newcomers and big thinkers begin to make their mark on the town, Catoctin Creek could enter its most exciting phase yet -- while hanging on to its beloved country charm and neighborly spirit.
Read the entire Catoctin Creek Series and enjoy fresh takes on favorite characters alongside happily-ever-after romance. You can read these books in order, or on their own.
1: Sunset at Catoctin Creek
2: Snowfall at Catoctin Creek
3. Springtime at Catoctin Creek
4. Christmas at Catoctin Creek
Read them in a money-saving boxset with The Catoctin Creek Collection: Books 1 - 3.
And be sure to follow Natalie Keller Reinert for more Catoctin Creek stories to come!
Navy SEAL Ryker Johnson is a widower filled with sadness and guilt. His VIP client is a prima donna, but he won’t refuse to protect her from a dangerous stalker. It doesn’t take long for her to steal his heart, and he struggles to embrace love again. When danger closes in, Ryker is willing to take a bullet for her - if he’s not too late.
Mia Scott owns a successful tech startup on the verge of gaining investor support. But her ex-husband stalks her and threatens her life, forcing her to accept protection. The sparks fly, but Mia is drawn to her bossy bodyguard and finds him irresistible. Tension escalates when her young nephew is pulled into the danger. Mia must make a choice that could save the boy's life, and she prays that Ryker can rescue her.
The Edge lies between worlds, on the border between the Broken, where people shop at Walmart and magic is a fairytale–and the Weird, where blueblood aristocrats rule, changelings roam, and the strength of your magic can change your destiny…
Cerise Mar and her unruly clan are cash poor but land rich, claiming a large swathe of the Mire, the Edge swamplands between the state of Louisiana and the Weird. When her parents vanish, her clan’s long-time rivals are suspect number one.
But all is not as it seems. Two nations of the Weird are waging a cold war fought by feint and espionage, and their conflict is about to spill over into the Edge—and Cerise’s life . William, a changeling soldier who left behind the politics of the Weird, has been forced back into service to track down a rival nation’s spymaster.
When William’s and Cerise’s missions lead them to cross paths, sparks fly—but they’ll have to work together if they want to succeed…and survive.
★★★ Discover the Power of the Ascension ★★★
Jesus rose. But Christ didn't just rise from the dead. He ascended to Heaven.
We hear the stories about Peter and John and all the heroes of the New Testament, and they're unstoppable Christians--fearless and bold. And sometimes we wrongly assume that they just got that way. That Christ died for their sins, and bam! They're instantly changed! On the contrary, the disciples were actually quite cowardly in their actions after the Resurrection.
It wasn't until after the Ascension that they were on fire for Christ. So, what happened during the forty days? Something happened.
There's more written about Christ's ministry before his death than the events that happened after his Resurrection, but when we look at Ascension, we begin to see that there's power in small details. We begin to see that something happened after the Resurrection--something happened to transform the lives of believers and make them more than followers.
Looking at what happened after the Resurrection, and further at the Ascension of Christ, we start to see what happened to transform the followers--and in seeing this we might just be transformed ourselves.
Something did indeed happen during the forty days. Jesus was not done teaching.
This is the first book of the Organic Faith series. Each book in the series is a stand-alone title. The second book, Bethlehem, the Year Jesus Was Born, is also available.
Tom Clancy brings Jack Ryan's son—Jack Ryan, Jr.—to the forefront in this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller.
A man named Mohammed sits in a café in Vienna, about to propose a deal to a Colombian. What if they combined his network of Middle East agents and sympathizers with the Colombian’s drug network in America? The potential for profits would be enormous—and the potential for destruction unimaginable.
A young man in suburban Maryland who has grown up around intrigue is about to put his skills to the test. Taught the ways of the world firsthand by agents, statesmen, analysts, Secret Servicemen, and black-op specialists, he crosses the radar of “The Campus”—a secret organization set up to identify local terrorist threats and deal with them by any means necessary.
His name: Jack Ryan, Jr.
Star-crossed lovers as teens . . . are they doomed to repeat history?
Eighteen years ago, Catherine Davenport Carlton made a decision that changed her life. One she’s moved beyond, but also one she never recovered from. Now, with scandals plaguing her legendary family, and uncovered secrets rocking Cat to her core, she needs an escape. And maybe the time has come for some long-overdue closure, as well.
Brody Hollister has had one true love in his life—and many disappointments. But with each crushing blow, he’s risen and pushed forward. Now working as a professor of history in Dyersport, Maine, he’s carved out a life for himself. Only, he can’t help but yearn for more. Going for more, however, would mean shining a light on the skeletons hiding in his family closet. And that’s something he will never do.
When Cat shows up next door, Brody is on guard. Is she there to relive old times? To break his heart a second time? Or has she uncovered the secret he holds close? But what Brody doesn’t know is that he’s the last person Cat expects to find. Or that she’s got a secret of her own. One that, no matter the combustible chemistry that might remain between them, could shred their love forever.
“I loved it! The romance, the writing style, the development of the main character as the story progressed and the story itself; the plot development. Heartbreak, secrets, drama... Does Cat have an opportunity for happily ever after? Read on to find out!” —Goodreads reader, Mimi L.
Author’s note: This book was previously published in 2015 under the same title but with a different cover. The story remains the same as the original.
All eight novellas in the UK bestselling series A LITTLE HOTEL IN CORNWALL are now available in one collection! Follow aspiring young author Maisie Clark as she stumbles into a role as a maid in the idyllic hotel by the sea, where there’s never a dull moment, from her quest to track down a reclusive English novelist, to her brush with jewel thieves and a whirlwind trip through Paris and London to name a few. All the while, she finds herself falling for the handsome and enigmatic groundskeeper Sidney Daniels. Could the key to unlocking her dreams be right in front of her?
This collection contains A Little Hotel in Cornwall, A Spirited Girl on Cornish Shores, Sea Holly and Mistletoe Kisses, The Cornish Secret of Summer’s Promise, A Train from Penzance to Paris, A Cornish Daisy’s Kiss, A Stargazy Night Sky, and The Cornish Key to Happiness.
Reeling from the death of her parents, eldest daughter Octavia strives to be a source of strength for her sisters. She defies their grandfather's high-handed meddling--and his desire to see the Staunton girls married. She forges her own path to independence, which leads to the gates of Caswell Hall. There, the governess has just quit her post, leaving a vacant spot in the local lord's household.
Simon, Viscount Althorne, is impressed by the sensible, dark-haired beauty, and hires her to teach his wayward young niece. He resents the loss of his carefree bachelor days, and longs to see the child settled so that he may return to London. But one perfect English summer turns their plans upside down, and he becomes hopelessly drawn to the one woman he cannot have--the governess.
Can Simon convince her that he is a gentleman worth loving? Will Octavia allow herself to fall for a man beyond her reach? Or will class and duty separate them forever?
Romance Heat Level: Warm (3.5 out of 5)
Agent Abby Kane heads to Yuba City, where six months out of the year, thick fog engulfs the town allowing a killer to operate freely in nature's camouflage. As Abby’s investigation progresses, she discovers something puzzling, perhaps even impossible. The killer might be blind.
How can a blind man kill so easily and get away with it? It’s not an easy question to answer. To complicate matters, the killer has a unique calling card. He meticulously removes the skin from the backs of his victims—no easy feat for someone with perfect vision—unbelievable for someone with a visual impairment.
Abby has six months before the fog lifts, and the killer heads back underground. Can she stop his murderous spree before fog season ends, or will the blind psycho leave behind a string of bodies right under her nose?
The Puzzle Maker is a gripping thriller that’ll have you looking over your shoulder as you turn the pages.
Inc.com 5 Business Thrillers to Read on the Beach This Summer * Amazon Best Book of the Month - Nonfiction * An Economist Book of the Year * The Sunday Times Business Book of the Year
"If you want to know why international crooks and their eminently respectable financial advisors walk tall and only the little people pay taxes, this is the ideal book for you. Every politician and moneyman on the planet should read it, but they won't because it's actually about them." —John le Carré, author of A Legacy of Spies
An investigative journalist's deep dive into the corrupt workings of the world's kleptocrats.
From ruined towns on the edge of Siberia, to Bond-villain lairs in London and Manhattan, something has gone wrong. Kleptocracies, governments run by corrupt leaders that prosper at the expense of their people, are on the rise.
Once upon a time, if an official stole money, there wasn't much he could do with it. He could buy himself a new car or build himself a nice house or give it to his friends and family, but that was about it. If he kept stealing, the money would just pile up in his house until he had no rooms left to put it in, or it was eaten by mice.
And then some bankers had a bright idea.
Join the investigative journalist Oliver Bullough on a journey into Moneyland—the secret country of the lawless, stateless superrich.
Learn how the institutions of Europe and the United States have become money-laundering operations, attacking the foundations of many of the world's most stable countries. Meet the kleptocrats. Meet their awful children. And find out how heroic activists around the world are fighting back.
This is the story of wealth and power in the 21st century. It isn't too late to change it.
*** International Best Seller ***
♥Five Star♥ Review from Readers Favorite
“I’m still a cop, and my blood runs blue.”
Officer Kristin Greene has always felt that something was missing from her life. Although her job with the Fawn Hollow Township Police Department keeps her busy, she still feels like there is something else out there for her. She soon finds herself investigating a homicide where a young woman has had her throat ripped out. As she begins to dig for the answers, she finds herself thrown into a world she didn’t know ever existed. When the two strong and silent men walk into her life, she finds herself being pulled into a love triangle that has been going on longer than she has been alive. Who are they and why do they keep calling her Calista? Join Kristin as she fights to learn the truth about the recent murder, the two seductive men who have entered into her life and the real truth about herself.
My Blood Runs Blue Series is an adult Paranormal Action/Romance Series and is intended for mature audiences.
My Blood Runs Blue Series
My Blood Runs Blue, Book1
The Pulse of Blue Blood, Book 2
Blue Blood for Life, Book3
Mixing the Blue Blood, Book 4
Blue Bloods Final Destiny, Book 5
Blue Blood Returns Series - 40 years later
Kristin: Blue Blood Returns
Hugh: Blue Blood Compelled
Zander: Blue Blood Reborn (coming soon)
Angelina: Blue Blood Desired (coming soon)
Jerry the Squirrel loves inventing… and he’s pretty good at it. What he’s not good at, however, is making sure his inventions only do what he wants them to do.
Join Jerry the Squirrel in this fun set of short stories as his Nut Harvester turns into a Nut Cannon, as his Ear Plugs turn into Megaphones, and as his Automatic Slippers turn on every Squirrel in the village!
Laugh together during bedtime reading or leave your young readers to enjoy these fun, family-friendly stories on their own. These tales are sure to captivate young readers and leave them wanting more.
If you love fun stories, this series starter is sure to pull you in!
Order your copy now and get ready for ten exciting adventures!
“I've never read anything quite like it before. The tongue-in-cheek humor and squirrel protagonists in a slightly off kilter fantasy world is like a delightful combination of Terry Prachett's Discworld series meets Watership Down.” Rebecca, Amazon Reviewer.
“Excellent children's story that this adult loved! I read the second book and then purchased this book even after receiving it as an ARC free from the author because it is that good.” Patricia, Amazon Reviewer.
“A story great for bed time. 5 stars to the author for making me laugh…” Issy, Amazon Reviewer.
“This book of short stories about Jerry the Squirrel and his madcap inventing escapades made me laugh and smile a lot. They are very daft, but very enjoyable too.” Lolah, Amazon Reviewer.
“I read it out loud to my son and he loved it!” Lady Lark, Amazon Reviewer.
“I loved this book! Shawn has quite an imagination and puts it to good use in the books he writes! Thanks, Shawn.” Anonymous, Amazon Reviewer.
The court of the gryphon king has ever been a dangerous and seductive place where Ishtar’s blessing is both the hot breath of passion and the cold kiss of steel.
Yet as the childhood companion of King Ditanu, Iltani never doubted her place in either his kingdom or his heart. Then duty called her away to complete her training.
Now, a woman grown and a sword-maiden to the goddess Ishtar, Iltani returns and takes up her sacred destiny to protect the royal line. But so much has changed.
Ditanu most of all.
The youth she knew is gone. A stoic, untouchable king now sits the throne.
Does anything of their once deep bond survive?
Iltani must swiftly find her place in a court where cunning governors plot treason, trusted advisors orchestrate deceptions, and noblewomen seek to beguile King Ditanu using methods both fair and foul.
But the greatest threat of all is no mortal adversary. Ereshkigal, the Queen of the Underworld, desires to make Ditanu her consort and seize his kingdom for her own.
Ishtar's Blade is a fantasy romance loosely based on ancient Sumerian and Akkadian mythology. It's book 1 of the Ishtar's Legacy series.
Ishtar's Legacy Reading Order:
A Blade's Beginning (short story)
The Blade's Shadow
First Queen of the Gryphons
King of the Anunnaki (Forthcoming)
Palace eunuch and secretary Stephen records Empress Theodora's life as she navigates wars, political and religious crises, a citywide rebellion, and the first world plague pandemic, all in a male-dominated world. "A gorgeous tapestry of impeccable research and intricate worldbuilding." ~Kate Quinn, Author of The Empress of Rome Saga and The Alice Network
Cygnus Rising, Cygnus Expanding, and Cygnus Arrives - the first three books in the Cygnus Space Opera series bundled together for a single read.
Snarky Hillcats and the Cygnus Marines on harrowing missions …what could go wrong?
What do others have to say about the Cygnus Space Opera?
•“Most authors can't make an animal character believable. This one does. Craig Martelle has a great imagination and can put it down on paper for you to enjoy also, just like the great writers of the golden age. His writing is very reminiscent of their work.” Amazon five-star reviewer
•“…you will see the flavor of Sci-fi, Fantasy, and with enough sarcasm and humor to keep you highly entertained!”
•“A character driven book, but with a stable plot as well.”
•“I enjoyed reading it very much. There is a lot of humor as well as action. I look forward to the next book in the series.”
From space they came to space they returned. Humanity would not be denied.
The crew trains for their mission and joins the Cygnus-12 as it tests the Interstellar Space Engine, venturing far beyond anywhere they've gone before. They didn't expect to find life, but they did, another human colony at the far reaches of space. The Cygnus-12 goes on a mission of peace, but war beckons and the space ship is the prize.
Suspense! Murder! Tea breaks! In this hilarious historical satire, H. R. Huxtable sets out to rescue a beleaguered British outpost in Africa. Despite oppressive jungle, cannibals, one oversexed female, and his own unhinged troops, he will succeed. Er ... won't he?
We Must Save Jepson! is a satirical romp through the Victorian era of exploration and expansion, wherein our hero discovers hitherto unknown depths of character despite the self-satisfied arrogance of his age.
Dark, dangerous dragon shifters who just need true love...
"Ash and Teagan were amazingly written characters, with such depth and real issues to overcome.""The perfect level of heat with a nail biting ending, I couldn't put it down."
Fire dragon shifter Ash Connolly hides his scarred body from the world. Burned in an accident, the reclusive billionaire sentenced himself to a life of solitude. Yet when he meets a mysterious sword-wielding beauty, he's tempted to bare his soul in hopes she will see the aching man beneath the grotesque beast.Tasked with repairing a priceless manuscript, geeky rare book conservator Teagan Lambert is dumbstruck by its sexy owner. A thousand illicit cravings smolder in her dreams, but an extraordinary man like Ash would never notice a bookworm like her, despite the fierce passion in her soul.But she is about to discover a dangerous hidden world filled with ancient magic, oracles of destiny, and a stunning dragon shifter man who tempts her lonely heart. Yet even as the blazing passion between them reveals a destined shared story, a deadly enemy plots a final ending...
To the reader: This story is filled with hawt times, sexy romance, and the dangerous secret world of dragon shifters. If you love shifters, bright lights in the big city, and the power of wild love to always triumph in the end, this book is for you.
MUST HATE DOGS
Do you hate dogs? Only want to talk about yourself? Is having a sense of humor something you've never been accused of? Think eating for pleasure is a complete waste of time? Agree that tipping is for suckers? Then you're the date for me.
Dixon Beckett is the kind of guy who loves his mama, treats women right, and never ever wants to fall in love again. That's why he'll do anything to win a bet to be the last single man standing by Christmas.
He's got a plan, too. Create the most no-good, horrible, very bad dating profile in existence. Only someone actually responds to his ad...
The rules say he has to go on six dates with the first (or in his case, only) person who answers—even if that person is Fiona Hartigan: Hater of dogs, non-lover of any delicious food, and zero sense of humor.
But something feels off about this pariah. In fact, Dixon is almost positive Fiona is just pretending to be awful. Pretending to be the most horrible date in existence. And she's most definitely pretending to not be as interested in him as he is in her.
The more Dixon Beckett starts to unravel the mystery of why Fiona answered his ad in the first place, the more he starts considering the most vile, awful, terrible idea ever...falling in love.