Tuesday, 01 December 2009
A Chaunce of Riches
By Chelle Cordero
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When New York writer, Joanna Elliott, flees her abusive husband to the Texas Hill Country, she and her six-year old son, Jason, unwittingly become a killer's prey. Despite Realtor Tommy Joe Greenleaf's warning that Wanda and Ralph Spencer had mysteriously disappeared from the remote farmhouse ten years earlier, Joanna moves in, and makes the sunroom into her office. Joanna adopts a cat from the local veterinarian, Sam Kelly, who tells her that Sabbath "had belonged to a witch." Unexplained events unfold: Joanna is locked overnight inside the storage shed, footprints appear under the sun room windows, and Jason's dog, Mournful, is found poisoned.
When Birdie Wilson and his two boys find a baby floating in a basket on the Ohio River, they can’t begin to imagine the impact their discovery is to have on their little town of Cambria. Accepting Birdie’s dictum that the child welfare people will name her “Baby Jane Doe” and lose her in their impersonal system, the townspeople, led by Mayor Johnny White, set out to keep the baby a secret from authorities and take care of her until they find out who she is... and where she came from.
What happens when a 31-year-old straight woman falls in love with a lesbian? Gwen Sullivan is agitated. Married and divorced and now, living with her scientist boyfriend. She hopes taking a night class in poetry might help. In the class, the allure of two lesbians takes her by surprise. She can't get them out of her mind. This prompts her to question who she is—and who she wants to be.
The day that Ben Johnson was hired as a bodyguard for some rich widow and her kid, he never expected to be working for the woman who had abandoned him just when he had needed her the most so many years before. Damn it all, he still wanted her. Samantha Chaunce never thought she would see him again. She never thought she would have to explain why she married the rich man over the man she had sworn she once loved. And she certainly never expected to find out that her rich husband had been murdered and fingers were pointing to her former lover.
Best selling author Joanna Elliott and her growing family are looking for another house because, quite frankly, finding bodies in the cellar and a psychotic old woman kidnapping her son were not events conducive to bringing her new child into the world. She discovers a charming old Victorian mansion owned only by women of the Emily Harris family, but the remaining heiress has no descendants to inherit. Once the family moves in, however, psychic black cat Sabbath encounters spirits determined to continue the legend, once again putting the family in peril.
Mainstream humor with a dash of mystery... Jock Stewart is a mix of Don Rickles and Don Quixote, Stewart is the man for the job when the skirts are up and the chips are down...
In the summer of 1995, young American writer Martin Paige agrees to chaperone a group of high school seniors on their graduation trip to Paris as a favor to his best friend, teacher Diane Jacobs. Diane hopes Europe will act as a catalyst to lift Martin from his grief following the suicide of his lover, Peter. The trip proves to be so much more...
Beast Warrior is an historical paranormal romance that takes place during the Viking Era of the Dark Ages. A time when only the strong survive. It is the second book in the Wolf Maiden Chronicles, which depicts alpha lycans and their human wolf maiden mates.
Life was hard after the hurricanes swept through, destroying her parents' home and livelihood... An errand for her boss - a chance encounter with a crew of bank robbers - a kind man who tried to help her ... a man who isn't all he seems...no, he is so much more.
Starting over feels like the end when thirty-nine year old Autumn Winters has to say goodbye to marriage and her college-bound son, and hello to finding a job and being single.Her mother, who has a penchant for all things cosmic, insists an aura cleansing will solve her daughter’s problems. Autumn doesn’t believe in any of her mother’s new age antics...
Vengeance is the itinerary of a man obsessed. Lucifer’s returned and his collection is awaiting its finest addition. Homicide Detective Kelli Jordan is called to investigate a grisly murder at a local gentleman’s club, and discovers a truth so revealing it leads her to seek out someone who is familiar with how the killer operates. Will they end the madman’s reign of terror?
Werewolf Sanctuary, an action packed romance between an alpha male lycan, and his wolf maiden. The first in a series titled, The Wolf Maiden Chronicles, each depicts historical romances between alpha Males and their human wolf maidens.
The eldest of the McAlister siblings is responsible and always putting his brother and sister before himself. Now that Erick and Elizabeth were enjoying their married lives, the time had come for Michael Casey McAlister to find his soulmate. A man with a deep sense of family and honor, yet at times could be manipulative and very controlling, always doing what he thought was best for others.
Deputy Sherriff Commander Jake Carson has his hands full... investigation of a brutal multiple homicide, a troubled son and a vindictive ex-wife. He meets young, free-spirited paramedic Julie Jennings. When Julie becomes the subject of an obsession, it puts both of them in danger...
Skye Dunbar needs to get away… to a small cabin in Washington State’s San Juan Islands… the last thing she expects is to be accused of computer hacking. Marine biologist Jedediah Walker is called in to investigate dead marine creatures washing up on the beaches. He has another problem – an unexpected, beautiful and suspicious new tenant renting his cabin.
Tracy Michaels grew up believing her step-father when he said she wasn't good enough, smart enough, or pretty enough. Now a single mother, she works hard just to survive. She wants more for her life, more for Ritchie, her baby son, and then. one night, her entire world shatters. She's beaten and sexually attacked. She survives, but he's watching her, threatening her son...
"This collection of columns from Marilyn Celeste Morris' newspaper column is often hysterically funny, sometimes historically poignant, and always entertaining." ... Christina Fenton
This visually magical tale takes the reader on a journey from the remote shores of Loch Hourn in the Scottish Highlands to the singular beauty of Cape Cod. When Anna MacDonald leaves Edinburgh to find peace in the Scottish Highlands, she gets a twofold surprise: a lost sailor teaches her to love again...while a mysterious stranger has plans to kill her.
Forest Song: Little Mother by Vila SpiderHawk
Ebook Price: $5.99 USD
In this volume, Judy reluctantly moves from her teacher’s house into a home of her own. She helps the forest denizens hide Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany and in the process finds a new way to relate to her mother, learns to count on and honor her powers, rescues a friend from Dachau, and discovers sexual love. In the end she becomes a mother in an unconventional way.
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A story of lust, love, laughter, and lashes. Join Scott, Master of SKY Ranch, and his submissive and strong-willed wife, Kyra, as they explore the romantic world of dominance and submission, the dark, heated nights in the dungeons, and the spine twisting passion of erotic fulfillment with the loving family chosen, not inherited, as they embrace their passions and build their romantic world.
Life is good for Bradley Morris, except for the nightmares and horrible memories of long-past days in combat. With his beloved wife Lizzie at his side, he travels back to the battlefield in Sicily and finds that facing his demons head-on helps bring peace of mind. But now he faces a far more painful situation: the potential loss of Lizzie, … in good health one minute and near death the next.
Tormented Soul by Mary Quast
Ebook Price: $5.99 USD
Erick McAlister is known as London’s Most Dangerous Bachelor; he enjoys scotch, women, and spending time in the London underground club, The Skunk’s Den. Now, he wants so much more…
Courage of The Heart shows us that sometimes love is the only cure for the very deepest of emotional wounds. The story of the two lovers takes a series of unexpected and fast paced turns where lives, sanity and love are put in jeopardy. Their commitment to one another results in a spirit that binds them together and helps them to overcome physical and emotional dangers.
Beyond the Quiet shares the story of one woman's struggles though bitterness, loss, and betrayal, learning to cherish each moment and follow her long-buried dreams. It's the story of how a quiet, passionless widow becomes spirited enough to climb onto her lover s shoulders for a piggyback ride... in the nude.
Loving Her is a collection of short stories celebrating love and life between women; each story tells a story, and together, they create a depth and understanding of women's love for each other and for life. Loving Her shares the stories of remarkable and ordinary women- women learning to love and women making a difference, all while managing the world around them...as lovers do.
What if... after laying your mother to rest, the mother who has been the only real family you ve ever known, you discover her secretive past in a set of hidden journals? What would you do if she was the only link to the father you never knew?
Tom gave up on ever falling in love again the day that he buried his high school sweetheart and fiancé. He started a career in law enforcement just so that he could find her murderer and rapist. Just when he is about to see justice done, he meets Alli Davis-the defense attorney for the murdering rapist who took his love from him.
Lucifer is his name... creating masterpieces and autographing the dead is his twisted protocol. Detective Jeffers familiarity of the criminal mind is certain to be tested, as Lucifer decides to pinpoint someone close to Jeffers to add to his collection. Will the intelligent and devious killer be caught, or slip back into the darkness undetected?
"An edgy, well-written suspense by the same author as the wonderful The Women of Camp Sobingo, Forces of Nature has everything from thriller and horror to romance and human foibles... Each of the characters resonates with the reader with depth and clarity, all while making an entertaining evening's reading..." -Carl Benson, fan
Whatever else this story may be, it is primarily one of young love of childhood sweethearts in a setting both charming and ugly, and the young man and woman they become. It interweaves their contemporary lives with the chronicle of their early years as part of an inseparable foursome of troubled youth and the tragedies that befall their comrades, DJ and Ray-Gene.
At its heart, Homesong is the story of a small town: its lies and truths, its beginnings and endings. It's about proud secrets, unrestrained joy, and the old adage that you may leave your home, but it never really leaves you.
“In the tumultuous way of Go Ask Alice, so Kate Evans captures the nightmarish chaos of a young woman’s attempt to find her way amid too much freedom, too much sex and too many drugs.” — Martha Engber, Growing Great Characters From the Ground Up: A Thorough Primer for Writers of Fiction and Nonfiction
Forgotten is an unforgettable romance about two people who meet by chance, love by choice and are torn apart by intrigue. Their romance survives a foreign threat to national security, kidnapping, personal tragedy and a murder attempt.
From troubled hometown youth, to a 1960's Major League Baseball All-Star, to homeless man lacking any previous memories, The Second Season chronicles the troubled life of William 'Sonny' Wilson. Sonny's best friend, Russell Henning, gives this first-person narrative of the life and times of a young man from a severely dysfunctional Maysville, Kentucky home.
Jin Duyen, who often writes articles for prominent magazines, is assigned to do a story on the origins of Christmas' many traditions. After some research, she traces them back to Selah, a remote town in the Midwest. Jin travels there in hopes of finding something interesting for her article, and finds so much more...
Painted Soul is the debut novel of the ‘Soul’ series... A contemporary romance with a twist, Painted Soul is a story that takes the reader on a wonderful ride in an artist’s life, through the streets of London, and into the shadows of the underground.
The Women of Camp Sobingo by Marilyn Celeste Morris
Ebook Price: $5.99 USD
Four women of diverse backgrounds form a bond… Their experiences in a far-flung military compound strengthen three of the women, but a fourth chooses to end her life there. A reunion twenty-five years later reveals long-held dark secrets and sorrows … The Women of Camp Sobingo shares the story of four women; friends who share the life of army wives in a strange land, with husbands who serve.
Saving Amy by Sarah Natalia Lee
Ebook Price: $5.99 USD
Seventeen-year-old Emma watches her beloved mother die, then relocates across the country with her three sisters into the care of a father who abandoned them all… As if that weren't enough to drive a teen around the bend, potentially fatal threats materialize from a graveyard. But one of these “undead”, Amy, is different, her deep friendship and love transform Emma's soul…
Bartlett's Rule shares the story of Lon and Paige's love affair; a romance filled with hardship, emotion, danger and triumph. Falling in love was never the challenge; being there for each other, knowing just what to say and making it work is the real test. Paige and Lon are real; they are human, they cry and they laugh. Paige has to learn to trust. Lon has to learn to be patient.
Historical fantasy, with a hefty dose of romance thrown in. James-Cyrus Hoffmann has just inherited his grandfather’s farm, and with it a mysterious cabin deep in the woods on Hoffmann mountain; a cabin he has dreamed about since childhood. When James-Cyrus enters the cabin, he is vaulted back through time to the Civil War era, and into a world of mystery...
There goes the neighborhood! What happens when a Hispanic family moves onto a well-established white Midwestern cul-de-sac, dropping their language and culture into the vacated house of a popular widow? The answer will surprise you, and is found in The Tamale List, a light-hearted look at friendship, family, racial stereotypes and the way these elements can make or break a neighborhood…
Forest Song: Finding Home by Vila SpiderHawk
Ebook Price: $5.99 USD
The story of Judy Baumann’s struggle to escape to her true home in the woods and to grow into her power there. A cast of magical characters, including a witch, the witch’s consort, a family of fairies, an ancient oak, and a bevy of animals each help her in this enterprise.
Smoky Trudeau has written a book of love...marital love, love of family, love of nature and the land. But that love is threatened by the insane love of an old man for his jealous god. Long-suppressed secrets erupt into nightmares, a tornado strikes, and an unspeakable crime is committed. An unlikely hero saves the day and we see how authentic love does indeed conquer all things.
Hidden Passages is a collection of eight finely crafted stories about strong, loving women in the midst of their crone years, celebrating life and sharing their wisdom, courage, and passion with other women, old and young. Vila SpiderHawk’s stories celebrate crones in a way that makes the reader feel and remember their own memories of women in their lives.