Madison Boone is keen to buy a fabulous stone cottage in the country and she nixes her budding relationship with Coleman Welles to do it. But once the renovation begins, the property’s long-buried secret threatens to derail her dream. Can her friends help solve the mystery?
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What happens when a single workaholic falls in love with an old stone cottage in Northern California? In Mark of the Loon, Madison renovates and sells property in addition to her busy real estate sales career. Her work-centric lifestyle leaves little time for anything beyond business and her three wise, hilarious friends. When Madison buys the Blackburne’s former house, a series of mysterious events both endanger her and lead her to love – and a permanent home. Mark of the Loon is the skillful combination of history, mystery, and romance in a novel that explores choices, taking risks, dealing with loss, deep, satisfying, unconditional friendships – and introduces Genevieve Delacourt as an impressive amateur sleuth!
What people are saying:
Molly Greene's stunning debut novel, Mark of the Loon, is a glorious read, with brilliant descriptions and pitch-perfect characterization. I loved spending time with the four smart, wise, fun-loving women at the center of this novel. As I read, their gorgeously developed friendship made me wish I could climb into their world and join them. With Mark of the Loon, Molly Greene has established herself as a remarkable new voice in contemporary fiction. ~ Terri Giuliano Long, Author of the bestselling novel, In Leah's Wake
Reviewer Aya Walksfar says: “From the time that Mallory Blackburne hears “the thunderous boom of metal striking wood…” this mystery captures the reader. Romance and mystery without the need for graphic sex or graphic violence; just a great read!”
Reviewer Lisa Mack says, “...a mystery that doesn't devolve around murder, peopled by smart women who are figuring out things for themselves, who have personal issues that don't center on whether they're overweight or pretty or...whatever. The main characters are all fleshed out and real, with real people problems. And well edited to boot!”
Reviewer Susan Goldin says, “Molly Greene has a gift which spins a tale that keeps you in the dark until the dawn slowly rises and reveals a landscape of unexpected proportions. Ms. Greene is very good at defining characters via their actions and dialogue. The dialogue is so well crafted the reader feels they are sitting in an armchair or at the table with those in discussion instead of reading words on a page.”
Stella Hunter is on a quest to locate a scroll that may hold the power to break eight-year-old Gabriel's curse. Her search will take her across the globe. The clock is ticking in a countdown to the end of the world and no one has the slightest notion where the scroll might be. It's nonstop action, an edgy and dark story full of mystery and adventure, and totally impossible to set down once you've started reading.
By Kitty Smith TOP 500 REVIEWER
From Hugo award nominated and Amazon bestselling author David VanDyke. When Admiral Absen and the crew of EarthFleet's most powerful dreadnought Conquest are sent on a mission forty light years from Earth, none of them expect to return. But to find a home and keep humanity safe from hostile aliens, they must fight to seize a new world, initiating EarthFleet's first conquest of another star system.
First Conquest is Book 1 of the Stellar Conquest series, which carries the Plague Wars series forward a century into the future when humanity turns to the stars to find its destiny. It tells of a bitter battle as EarthFleet smashes into an alien star system in a desperate first strike to save humanity. Follow the starship Conquest as its captain and crew take the fight to Earth's enemies, finding allies and making heroic sacrifices in order to secure the future of Earth's solar system against a hostile universe.
Emma Munroe, a Juilliard senior, snags a plum role on Broadway a few weeks before her twenty-first birthday. She travels to Hawaii with her best friends to celebrate. When she gets lost in a jungle during an impromptu hike, she happens upon a waterfall—and a naked hunk bathing underneath it.
When she finds out his name is Avery Bell, she’s dumbstruck. She believes she’s meant to love someone named Avery. It all goes back to a message in a bottle she found when she was nine, a letter written by a soldier called Avery to his sweetheart named Emma. He’d written it in the aftermath of the Pearl Harbor attack during World War II. Since then, Emma has been searching (and saving her virginity) for her own Avery.
But Avery Bell is as mysterious as he is irresistible. Emma learns about his family secrets and bitterness. In the course of this vacation, an accident and a tragic death will shake both of them to the core. Her singular faith in him—her unwavering belief in love and destiny—proves to be his saving grace.
For the first time, all eight novels in the award-winning fantasy series are together in one eBook bundle. Enter the world of Soul Guardians with this great collection to Kim Richardson’s best-selling series, an immersive entertainment experience unlike any other.
MARKED (Book 1)
Sixteen-year-old Kara Nightingale’s ordinary life is suddenly turned upside down when she dies and wakes up in a strange new world with a new career—as a rookie for the Guardian Angel Legion. Kara is pulled into the supernatural, where monkeys drive the elevators, oracles scurry above giant crystal balls, and where demons feed on the souls of mortals. There she finds not only friends, but enemies. All is about to change when a mysterious mark appears on her leg, and worse, an Elemental child has been kidnapped by demons. Shunned by the Legion, Kara battles to become accepted and sets out on a quest to prove her loyalty and find the missing Elemental child. To succeed on her quest, she will discover truths about herself, about a special gift and a great destiny that’s been waiting for her.
Why would a man hang himself twenty-four years after beating and choking his wife to death?
Tallahassee PI Sydney Brennan crisscrosses north Florida to reconstruct a tragic family history when she's hired to investigate a murderer's prison cell suicide. But by following in his murdered wife's footsteps, does Sydney risk sharing the woman's fate?
Back to Lazarus introduces Sydney Brennan, a Florida private investigator with a knack for getting into trouble who doesn't know when to quit. If you're looking for a mystery with believable characters and "just enough humor to offset the dark," this is the book for you.
She can run, but she can never escape her past...
Sophie was abandoned at birth and grew up neglected and abused. Her only friends were computers, until she met Cole Hunter. He became her everything: brother, protector, and partner in crime.
She believed that nothing could ever tear them apart. Until it did.
Years later, when news of Cole's murder reaches Sophie, she completely snaps. She will tear down heaven and earth to find his killer, even enlisting the help of her ex-military ex-boyfriend.
But the more she gets involved with the investigation, the more she puts herself at risk...
When Cole was nine years old, he watched his whole family burn to death in a house fire. He became obsessed with architecture and rebuilding his life.
Sophie became his secret weapon. Protecting her was his purpose. But Sophie was damaged right from the start, and Cole always feared he wouldn't be able to save her from her enemies or from herself...
One Of The Most Disturbing Stories You'll Ever Read
Distant for many years, Franklin out of Pennsylvania and his step-brother Everon out of Nevada are connected by a single link: Their sister Cynthia.
Enter The Nightmare
A nuclear bomb is detonated in New York. Banker, wife, mother, Cynthia lives in New York.
The military has quarantined the city. All bridges and tunnels have been destroyed or blocked. Easterly winds have forced the bomb's huge radiation cloud out over Long Island. But the wind is about to change.
Franklin climbs mountains and truly understands people. Everon can fly anything. And Cynthia's brothers are determined to find her.
If it were your sister, what would you do?
***A ripping good tale of how intelligence and determination can overcome the near-impossible. And of the true price of altruism.
Before there was Wool there had to be a Loss Of Reason.
Watching her two nephews and a puppy named Thor for the weekend was supposed to be fun for Greenly Kendrick. Sweating to death at a never-ending baseball game while getting gum in her hair, soda down her shirt, and an ice cream pedicure wasn’t part of the deal. Neither is finding out the best blind date she’s ever stood up is there to witness it all.
Longest. Weekend. Ever.
Except it doesn’t stop at one crazy weekend. Embarrassment turns into mortification, a head wound, and being patch up by her amused knight in shining armor.
Roman Carpenter can’t help laughing at Greenly’s mishaps, but for some reason, he sticks with her through it all. At least, until his ex-wife shows up and starts causing trouble. What started off as a strange, yet promising relationship, might be able to survive spiteful exes, but adding in a stalker that puts everyone on edge and pulls the police into the mix, might push everyone past their breaking point.
Verena Valent is at the helm of her family’s legendary Swiss skincare company in Beverly Hills. After her parents’ deaths, she becomes the sole provider for her younger twin sisters and her grandmother, rising to the challenge to guide and expand her family's business. She is in the midst of a critical international expansion when her carefully organized life begins to unravel.
While she struggles to save the business that means everything to her, she meets Lance, an executive chef at the Beverly Hills Hotel. She encounters this intriguing man again on a business trip to Paris, and soon gains a new perspective on life.
When the unthinkable occurs and Verena’s world collapses, her friends rally around her. Ultimately, Verena learns that truth, family, friendship, and love are the unshakable pillars of life. But will she get a second chance in business, or in love?
Flawless is the first in the Love, California series. Follow smart, stylish, entrepreneurial friends as they navigate the turbulences of modern life. Set in Beverly Hills with action flung across the globe, this engaging series features gutsy, determined best friends, and how they manage to live the lives of their dreams.
Rating: PG for mild language and sexual content. (No strong language, graphic sex, rape, or violence).
Eleven Rooms. Ten Bodies. One Empty Grave.
Brandon Fisher never expected this when he signed up as a Special Agent for the FBI. Working in the shadow of Supervisory Special Agent Jack Harper of the Behavioral Analysis Unit his career seemed set. But when the team is called to a small rural town where the remains of ten victims are found in an underground bunker, buried in an unusual way, Brandon knows he'll never return to his normal life.
With one empty grave, and the case touching close to home, he fears he's become the target of a psychotic serial killer who wants to make him number eleven. Only thing is, everything Brandon thinks he knows is far from the truth.
True love never dies. So begins the legend of Amos Hargrove, a brave Civil War soldier who survived battle and returned home only to learn his beloved had died before they could marry. His spirit, some say, still pervades the town he founded and named after his long-lost sweetheart, gone far too soon.
Today, in the town of Finley, dreams come true, love blossoms, and second chances are unearthed. Is Amos’s spirit truly at work, granting wishes as he continues to search for the girl he never stopped loving? Does his unfulfilled desire continue to have influence on those who call Finley home?
What will it take to finally reunite two souls meant to be together?
Forever Finley is a novel constructed of stand-alone “episodes,” each building toward a final dramatic conclusion, weaving past and present threads into a single tale of loss and perseverance, the strength of the human spirit, and the ability of love to endure…forever.
The path to enlightenment often takes a detour through the past…
Newly divorced Skylar Seequn can’t sink any lower. His family, his wealth, and his reputation have all abandoned him. In the face of crushing failure, Skylar vows to seek out the one thing that’s always evaded him: lasting happiness.
As he visits the California paradise of his glory days, he finds shaggy surfers, washed-up hippies, and a deranged Vietnam vet. Little does he know, he’s only at the beginning of an astonishing and wonderful adventure. Through the wisdom of spiritual Masters, he’ll take a wild ride through past, present, and future.
Experiencing his first love and the loss of everything he held dear all over again, Skylar’s new view on life may never be the same…
Remembering Eternity: The Sun Inside - The Game Begins is the first volume in an inspiring series of spiritual and metaphysical novels. If you like transcendental journeys and adventures that teach and thrill in equal measure, then you’ll love Richard Dietrich Maddox’s ode to the baby boomer generation.
This much is true: In 1562 Diego de Landa burned all the Mayan codices and began a suppression of the Mayan religion that was brutal even by 16th century conquistador standards. What we don’t know is why.
Excavations at a recently discovered Mayan site near Valladolid in the Yucatan unearth a codex – the first to be discovered in over 50 years. A mangled body is found among the ruins. It belongs to Father Colvin McNeery, an expert on the Gospel of Matthew, the only Gospel to mention the Star of Bethlehem. The local police say he was killed by a jaguar.
Dr. Isabel Reyes, renegade daughter of one of the wealthiest families in Mexico, is called away from her clinic to issue a death certificate. She wonders, when she sees the claw marks, what sort of jaguar is left-handed?
Ex-rabbi and scholar Simon Press has just seen another of his controversial lectures on the spread of Christianity end in violence. He’s back at his hotel nursing a scotch when he gets the news that his friend and colleague, Colvin McNeery, is dead in the Yucatan. Press has always been resentful of Christianity’s success; what he finds in McNeery’s translation of the codex will allow him to get even.
Detective First Class Benito Rufino of the Antiquities Police is pulled off a sting he’s spent nine months setting up, and ordered to Valladolid. He’s furious until he finds out why: a codex worth $500 million pesos is missing.
Leon Cortes - devout Catholic and a direct descendant of the Conquistador - has become drug overlord for all of the Yucatan because he believes his faith requires him to mortify his soul as his Savior mortified his body. Now he’s ordered by the Vatican to find the codex and send it to them.
The 1500 year old codex contains an account of a holy man, a savior who is born under a bright star to a virgin, performs miracles, dies a horrible death, and is resurrected. If McNeery’s translation of the codex is correct, then something is radically wrong with the conventional accounts of the European discovery of the Americas. Or - and this is the only other possibility - something is radically wrong with Christianity’s notion of itself.
Mayan Star is mystery/thriller with a Borgesian twist.
On top of battling the normal teenage angst that everyone goes through, Joanie is also reeling from her parents’ bitter divorce and having to cope with her mother’s new boyfriend and father’s new family. Alone in a new town and without friends, she turns to passing the time by indulging in her longtime hobby of making toy models of soldiers and is both amazed and shocked when one of them comes to life.
Despite her millions of unanswered questions and having to make sense of new mysteries every day Joanie comes to find a loyal and trustworthy companion in Adler, a lieutenant in the Wehrmacht and a member of the German Resistance during World War II who must also find a way to handle living in modern times on top of being invisible to most of the population.
The two of them will have to fight several battles on many fronts in both the physical world and unseen realms as they both try to comprehend Adler’s new existence and piece Joanie’s broken life back together.
(Language learning) “This is a magic cape!” A career/color picture book adventure: Explore colors—and daring jobs—with full text and pronunciation guide in both Spanish and English (for ages 3 years & up ESL/ELL). Count the careers, colors, cultures, and costumes, or dress up! Learn some color theory and make a game of pretending to be all the different characters (try on costumes). Comes with online extras: ChildrenEarn. “Bright illustrations.…excellent for teachers.” – Maritza Mejia, author/educator.
Get this read aloud children’s book with black and Hispanic superheroes (girl, boy; Easy to read & level 1 ESOL/ESE) in Spanish-only with pronunciation guide, English-only, coloring book, soft or hard cover, or ebook versions. 100 words—double for bilingual—in dyslexic-friendly font by award-winning author Karl Beckstrand, illustrated by John Collado.
Careers for Kids (multicultural) series - #4; Others in the series: Bright Star, Night Star: An Astronomy Story; Ma MacDonald Flees the Farm; The Bridge of the Golden Wood: A Parable on How to Earn a Living. Bilingual mysteries by Beckstrand: Crumbs on the Stairs, Sounds in the House, She Doesn’t Want the Worms. 28-page, 8.5"x8.5" grow up adventure book for reluctant readers. “Ésta es una capa de colores mágica” para niños (de 3 años y arriba). Worldwide rights © May 2018, Premio Publishing & Gozo Books; online secrets: PremioBooks; Baker & Taylor, B&N/Nook, Brodart, EBSCO, Follett, Gardners, iBooks, Ingram, Kindle/Amazon, Library Direct, Mackin, Walmart online. LCCN: 2018932695, JUV009020, FOR026000, JUV006000, JUV051000, JUV071000, FOR007000, JUV011010, JUV011030, JNF013020, JNF020011, BUS012000; hard cover ISBN: 978-1732069619, soft ISBN: 978-0692220986, eISBN: 978-1370809332
The Ancient Pact Must Be Sealed With A Marriage
Chosen to act as a sacrificial bride by her coven, Eva journeys into the mystic realm of the In Between in the heart of the Night Forest. As a powerful witch with mastery over healing magic, the body holds no secrets for her. But the heart…that remains a mystery. She has no intention of forging a relationship with Eckhard, her groom and prince of the forest gods. Yet his patience and chivalrous nature compels her to let down her guard.
Just as much a pawn as Eva in the machinations of the gods and witches, Eckhard must overcome Eva’s reluctance to forge a bond—their union is key to restoring the gods’ waning power—even as he struggles against lingering feelings for his own lost beloved. Eva’s gruff kindness and hidden vulnerability arouse feelings that make him believe that they can transform an arranged marriage into a real union.
The Swamp King, the enemy of the forest gods, harbors an unrelenting desire to conquer the Night Forest, and with it, to destroy Eva and Eckhard. Only the witch and the prince stand a chance of defeating the monstrous Swamp King and saving their two worlds from his malevolent influence. Will it cost them their blossoming love and their lives?
Contains discussion of antiquated medical procedures and research practices that some readers may find disturbing
The last person Vale Montressor Aubrey, the Marquess of Dunnesford, expects to see walking into Madam Botreaux's Cavern of Pleasures is his wife. Fortunately, she does not recognize him behind his mask for he has no intention of revealing his secret life as a Dom to his new bride.
Harrietta, the new Marchioness of Dunnesford, knows that she, modest in means and countenance, should consider herself lucky to be married to such a desirable man as the Marquess, even if he is rumored to have had more mistresses than one can count. But if he can have his fun, why not her? And the dashingly handsome Lord Elroy seems just the man to make her forget about her loveless marriage.
Vale knows that Elroy, also a secret Dom at Madame Botreaux's, can’t be trusted not to hurt a submissive. To protect Harrietta, Vale must claim her as his own, but he soon discovers this feisty wife of his isn't so easy to tame. Especially when things start heating up in the Cavern of Pleasures.
Reader Advisory: This is an erotic romance with light BDSM elements and submissive training
Witches, potions, and magical spells — that all made sense. But seeing men turn into animal-like monsters in the middle of the night? That had to be fiction, right? Cassandra Booth thought her life in the world of the witches would be complete when she joined her coven. Fate had other plans for her. Joining the coven brings new knowledge, like mates and men who turn into animals, all things Cassie would rather have been clueless about. As her plans unravel, she must find a way to join the coven in a way that doesn't involve committing her life to an old friend that she now hates.
Her dating life in shambles, recently-divorced Katie wonders if she'll ever meet a lover who can satisfy her. Andras is a lonely incubus on the hunt for an eternal companion to nourish him. A blind date brings them together for an affair that's hotter than hell...but neither of them expects to fall in love!
Could Katie be the one that Andras has been waiting for? Can she come to terms with Andras' supernatural world, and the gift of immortality that the Children of Lilith offer a few select humans?
HER INCUBUS MASTER is a scorching paranormal romance with BDSM and menage elements...and a happy ending!