As the sun began to rise, Lena Rose leaned against the cool pane of the bus window and gazed out at the familiar landscape of her life. I’m leaving my family and everything I know behind. She sighed, trying to keep her composure.
Grieving the death of her Amish parents and the separation from her nine close-knit siblings, Lena Rose Schwartz consoles herself that her new life in Lancaster County won’t be forever. Surely someday soon she will return to her beloved Michigan settlement, including her beau. But even as she holds on to hope for a reunion with those she loves most, she discovers that Lancaster holds charms of its own. Will she find the courage to open her heart to other possibilities?
Until now, the true story of Bathsheba has gone untold. She was simply judged as King David’s big mistake – a vulnerable and loose woman caught bathing naked on a rooftop across from the Royal Palace. The nation wouldn’t dare condemn a man for adultery, especially the King – everyone would rather believe he had a weak moment.
But on the contrary. The King’s greed for lust and power had an underlying obsession, and only a woman like Bathsheba could quell his forbidden desire. Besides, she was far from being vulnerable. She was an angel of darkness. A woman trained in mysticism, seduction and erotic sex by her legendary grandmother. And for one reason only: to steal the King’s soul and have his child.
But Bathsheba wanted it all – she saw the day coming when King David would pass, and a new king appointed. Of course, she demanded their son Solomon take the throne. The only missing piece would be her replacement as queen. That’s when Bathsheba’s hungry quest for control rises to new heights. She scours the nation to find a young virgin to be her equal; desiring to mentor her in the same mystical and seductive acts used to manipulate her way to the throne. As a result, the power struggle in the Palace becomes a saga like no other.
At the close of her life, Bathsheba writes her untold story using a collection of diaries; most of which, she cleverly stole from those within the Palace. In doing so, the world would discover the many unholy secrets royal families keep – mainly, that it was her who sat on the King’s throne, and cunningly ruled the nation. This was the real Queen; salacious and dominant – This was Bathsheba!
Robin’s Rebels realize they must fight against the tyranny of a wicked king and help the people survive this oppression. In the small country of Cordovia, groups of rebels begin springing up, but its Robin’s Rebels who get the attention of the king. In this battle for freedom, a tender love story begins to blossom. Daniel, a rogue and a leader of the Freemen, doesn’t realize that the sweet feminine woman he has met and is falling for happens to be the leader of Robin’s Rebels. Realizing the importance of uniting all the rebel groups, Daniel tries to recruit Robin’s Rebels but they refuse. Now he has to find a way to convince them. When he finds out the leader is actually a woman, what will his reaction be?
Phillip Miiithainson (Long I long A and yes, it’s spelled right), fell in love from a distance. Wanting to get away from his traumatic past, he moves across country and sets himself up in a basement apartment just down the street from where the Sister missionary he fell in love with. He has Diplomas on his wall, a business in his name set up in his living room and a diamond ring in his Briefcase.
Shellie’s thoughts and nightly dreams are filled with finding a missionary whom she only knows his nickname. She’s not sure how she feels about this Phillip, who is one surprise after another. Nor is she able to maneuver the internet to find the missionary she’s looking for. Will either of them end up with the beginnings they so want?
From the New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter, comes the next sizzling installment in the Lords of the Underworld series. Fans of epic paranormal romances won’t want to miss this steamy read!
Possessed by the demon of Misery, Cameo isn’t allowed to experience joy. If she dares, her memory is wiped clean. With no other recourse, she sneaks into a land more fantastical than any fairy tale, determined to find the one man with the key to her redemption.
Lazarus the Cruel and Unusual rules his kingdom with a single unwavering focus: to build his army and annihilate his enemies. Nothing distracts him—until Cameo. He is relentless in his quest to make her smile…and seduce her into his bed.
As dark forces conspire against them, threatening to destroy the fragile bond they’ve forged, the once-calm Lazarus grows crazed. Every heart-stopping kiss and wicked touch causes Cameo to teeter on the brink of happiness. But if she falls, she risks forgetting him forever…
Time travel is hard on a person. Random time traveling is harder. Follow Rain’s adventure as he tries to figure out who he was and who he wants to be all while dealing with different eras of his world, Salvoa.
Will his interactions and decisions have a lasting impact throughout time, or will he be just a blip and fade away?
Two families, inexorably linked through time and misfortune, come together to face an uncertain, and possibly fatal, future.
Maggie Durrant is heir to a rambling estate in the middle of nowhere. Along with the ramshackle, gothic style castle, she is plagued with a curse that will end her days sooner, rather than later. Providing her brother doesn’t get to her first.
In the city, a world away from the estates of Magwood Hall and the Durrants, Emma Blewitt discovers a heritage that she did not know she had. Orphaned at a young age, she finds herself the beneficiary of a house, money, and the legacy of an aunt who leaves her everything and tells her nothing.
Through ghosts and spectres, murder and mayhem, even the curse of the ghost of Emily Tapper cannot diminish the attraction between Emma and Maggie. Their bond has the strength of ages behind them, but Emma must discover her own legacy before she and Maggie can seek a solution to The Ghost of Emily Tapper.
Dreams are the perfect shelter for our fantasies, safe havens to step inside without changing our daily lives. For Lark Braithwaite, all that is about to change. During the last six months, Lark has dreamt of a mysterious Irish lover who knows what she wants and gives her exactly what she needs. In her waking life in busy London, things aren’t as ideal, as her long-term relationship with Charles, her controlling fiancé, has hit a dry spell. When Lark is called home to Oregon for her father’s funeral right in the middle of a high-stakes corporate merger, she heads back to face the demons from her past. What she doesn’t expect is to meet her dream lover in the flesh. Niall O’Hagan steps straight out of her fantasies and right into her life, and the powerful connection they share rocks her foundation. Although she’s dealing with the bitterness of being betrayed by Charles and his jealousy, Niall soon stirs Lark’s awareness of the superficiality of her existence and reawakens not only her sexuality, but her soul.
: Roxanne D. Howard
: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (paperback) July 2017, Loose Id (ebook) February 2016
ER nurse Sonnet Mendoza’s new housemate Griffith Parker proves there is more to a man than meets the eye, and shows her there’s more to life than just her career.
Sheltered and cosseted, Sonnet Mendoza abided by her papi’s wishes her whole life: no boys, studies first and always. Now an ER nurse in a busy Chicago hospital, medical school is so close Sonnet can taste it. Just like her father always wanted. Just like she can taste all the things she wants—like Griffith Parker, the man of her dreams and her new housemate.
Working “graves” in a large hospital as a security guard while attending the police academy during the day doesn’t leave ex-Marine Griffith Parker any personal time, but after meeting the beautiful Sonnet Mendoza, business as usual is anything but. Sassy, smart…and interested in him, too? Except, she’s made an art of keeping her distance, and she’s been clear that her plans don’t include him. But the heart wants what the heart wants. His wants Sonnet. He’ll put it on the line to win her.
When Andrea Kelly’s house burns down, it’s the distant and aloof Doctor David Adams who opens his door not just to her, but to her three kids and slightly dotty elderly mother as well. Andrea needs all the help she can get, dealing with aftermath of a fire and the suspicious absence of her husband. But, as she gets to know David and his troubled son, Jake, she begins to realise that maybe they need her help as much as she needs theirs …
A story of an overreaching government and how its leaders draw the support of unsuspecting citizens –wrapped up in a sci-fi/dystopian romance.
Adora is a fiercely independent young woman who learns she could be targeted by human-looking aliens whose government has detestable plans for humans like her. Genetically transformed Humiens who deceptively call themselves Guardians want to use people like Adora as test subjects to create a subservient, dependent population. Her only protection must come from Zane Hawkins, a similar being whose unnatural magnetism she can’t ignore. But she is reluctant to believe him and refuses to relinquish her freedom, even in order to save it.
Frightened by the sudden changes within the country, Natalie Matthews decides to become a part of the governing system to change it from within. Alongside Sean Davis, she soon finds herself caught between the watchful eyes of the world and the lingering secrets of the person she loves the most.
The Luxurs are unable to protect Adora from her own personal devastation after an encounter with the Guardians. Zane’s unthinkable agreement with them leaves humans on Vitory vulnerable, as the Guardians continue to capture unsuspecting humans for their experiments. Adora detests that her situation affects all those she loves, and she sets out and risks her life, vowing to never be a victim.
The highly anticipated third novel in the Searching For series from Jennifer Probst, “one of the most exciting breakout novelists” (USA TODAY), featuring a runaway bride and the man who wants to be more than just her best friend…
Genevieve MacKenzie has her life completely under control. About to wed the charming Chief doctor at the local hospital, she’s an up-and-coming surgeon with everything she could ever want. Until an escape through the church window on the day of her wedding sends her life into a tailspin…and flings her right into her best friend’s arms.
When Wolfe catches his best friend falling out a window on her wedding day, he doesn’t ask questions. He whisks her away, determined to watch over her and discover the truth behind her desperate escape. But when his feelings turn more than platonic, he realizes he may risk his most important relationship in order to protect his damaged heart, and the woman he loves.
Can Genevieve and Wolfe’s friendship turn into something deeper—or is it already too late for true love?
On the evening of Sofia Claremont’s seventeenth birthday, she is sucked into a nightmare from which she cannot wake. A quiet evening walk along a beach brings her face to face with a dangerous pale creature that craves much more than her blood.
She is kidnapped to The Shade, an island where the sun is eternally forbidden to shine. An island uncharted by any map and ruled by the most powerful vampire coven on the planet. She wakes here as a slave, a captive in chains.
Sofia’s life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn when she is selected out of hundreds of girls to take up residence in the tree-top harem of Derek Novak, the dark royal prince.
Despite his addiction to power and obsessive thirst for her blood, Sofia soon realizes that the safest place on the island is within his quarters, and she must do all within her power to win him over if she is to survive even one more night.
Will she succeed? Or is she destined to the same fate that all other girls have met at the hands of the Novaks?
The Nemesis Vector, a near-future adventure takes Sci-Fi to a believable “what if” reality right here on Earth. Two astronauts, on a routine mission aboard the International Space Station, become Earth’s unlikely heroes as the story unfolds bringing, thrills, laughter and even tears to the reader as they turn the pages. The story, taking many twists and turns, is sure to leave one asking the question, “what now?” as the characters love, support, and fight for all of mankind now unified as one entity.
This high-stakes sequel to Velvet proves that when you’re the only human caught in a paranormal war, high school can get a little tricky. With Adrian’s brother trapped in hell, the Praetorian Guard has made Stony Creek their base of operations, but Caitlin has a bad feeling they’re more interested in her than in finding Lucian. Caught in a sea of conspiracies and lies, Caitlin and Adrian perform a risky magical procedure in an attempt to protect Caitlin from compulsion.
Relieved that her nightmares have ended, Caitlin is disturbed to find that something even stranger has taken their place. Determined to get on with her life, even amid a crazy paranormal manhunt, she applies for a competitive summer fashion internship in New York. Searching desperately for answers about what Caitlin might be, how Adrian’s father is involved, and where Lucian has been taken, Caitlin and Adrian must rely on each other to survive. But when the truth finally comes to light, the consequences are unimaginable.
And the question still haunts them both: even if they survive, how will they deal with the fact that Adrian is immortal and Caitlin is not?