I’m calculating, like most women… Except… I’m no
I’m emotionally damaged… And, I accept that, hell… I embrace
I’m a lost soul… I don’t do Love in any shape or form, well
I didn’t think I did, until the universe didn’t see eye to eye with me and
decided to teach me a lesson that I would never forget, showing me Love can
take many forms…
* This Love story contains; Drama, Profanity and Mature
Content, intended for readers 18+ *
I’m a Happily Married, MUM of 2 very loved children.
I LOVE Music… I should do as I am the daughter of Musicians; I was reared with
a Guitar in one hand and a pen in the other.
I’m originally from London and am now living somewhere, in the Irish
* My books contain Drama, Heartache and Mature content, intended for readers
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School is over for the summer! All Jared wants to do is sleep, swim, and delve into as many computer and video games as possible. Life has other plans for him, however, and everything transforms one fateful afternoon when Jared accompanies his mom to an antique shop.
He is inexplicably attracted to a magnificent silver dragon statue with eyes that glow like precious rubies. When Jared brings the statue home, he initiates a chain of events that catapults him and his friends Griffin and Chase into a great adventure solving the mystery of the crimson-eyed dragon. Joined by Chase’s sister Amber, the teens discover that the statue holds a vital clue to the previous owner’s life. They embark on an innocent quest, but the secrets that unfold lead them into unimaginable danger that could ultimately destroy all of their lives.
It was a dragon figurine with red eyes and wings spread out for flight. Jared was entranced, dragons ranked right up there with his interests in sword and sorcery. The statue was about a foot high and maybetwo feet across in width but it appeared solid and heavy so Jared took great care picking it up to examine it more closely. It was fascinatingto Jared with its intricate etchings and mottled appearance. The silver was blackened in its deep grooves but that made it all the more beautiful. The eyes glowed like precious jewels and the dragon’s features looked majestic.
As Jared carefully turned the statue over to examine its underside one of the eyes fell out. Jared’s reflexes were quick and he managed to catch it before it hit the ground. He looked around quickly to see if anyone had noticed his predicament but everyone in the shop was otherwise engaged. Jared swiftly righted the dragon and examined the empty socket. The lighting in the shop was dim so he couldn’t make out exactly how it had been attached. He tried pushing the ruby-colored orb into the opening but it only fell out again when moved.
“Nothing to do but confess!” Jared muttered to himself.
“I hope it isn’t a priceless artifact.”
I grew up in Greenfield Park, Quebec where I got my CEGEP diploma in Commerce at Dawson College. I had just finished one year at McGill University majoring in Economics when my family decided to move to Ontario.
After moving with them I switched my career path to the medical field. I consequently trained as an x-ray technologist and worked in that occupation for about ten years. Since then I have co-owned and operated a family business, done bookkeeping, and worked in retail where I have made some wonderful friends.
I currently live in Hamilton with my favourite guys (my husband Ben and my son Alex), and sometimes with my stepsons Michael (thanks for all the computer help!), David and Stephen. We feel lucky to have them nearby where we can watch them grow up, have careers, and start to have delightful families of their own. I am also grateful to know that I have the love and support of my mom, sister Ninette, brothers Darryl and Hillary and of course all the Trinks!
I have enjoyed writing short stories and poetry since my high school days. I always wanted to try writing a romance novel and Wrapped in a Rainbow is that accomplishment. I am presently working on a book in a very different genre; it is more in the style of a Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew-type of mystery story (but maybe I will add a bit of romance!)
Winner, 2016 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal for Fantasy and Science Fiction.
Winner, Summer 2016 NABE Best Fantasy Book.
Morgan le Fay, sixth-century Queen of Gore and the only major character not killed off by Mark Twain in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, vows revenge upon the Yankee Hank Morgan. She casts a spell to take her to 1879 Connecticut so she may waylay Sir Boss before he can travel back in time to destroy her world. But the spell misses by 300 miles and 200 years, landing her in the Washington, D.C., of 2079, replete with flying limousines, hovering office buildings, virtual-reality television, and sundry other technological marvels.
Whatever is a time-displaced queen of magic and minions to do? Why, rebuild her kingdom, of course—two kingdoms, in fact: as Campaign Boss for the reelection of American President Malory Beckham Hinton, and as owner of the London Knights world-champion baseball franchise.
Written as though by the old master himself, King Arthur’s Sister in Washington’s Court by Mark Twain as channeled by Kim Iverson Headlee offers laughs, love, and a candid look at American society, popular culture, politics, baseball… and the human heart.
Kim Headlee lives on a farm in southwestern Virginia with her family, cats, goats, Great Pyrenees goat guards, and assorted wildlife. People and creatures come and go, but the cave and the 250-year-old house ruins—the latter having been occupied as recently as the midtwentieth century—seem to be sticking around for a while yet.
Kim has been an award-winning novelist since 1999 (Dawnflight, Sonnet Books, Simon & Schuster) and has been studying Arthurian legends and literature for nigh on half a century.
Presents Justin gets from his four best friends on his 11th birthday give him the idea for them all to go in search of a pirate’s hidden treasure. With an old map Justin’s grandad drew for the boys when they were all very small and old stories of treasures and caves they go on an amazing adventure filled with excitement, laughter, and action on a rollercoaster day of events which they will never forget. With Justin’s dog Shady along for the journey, will the boys find what they are looking for or will they find more than they had bargained for?
“RUUUUUNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!” shouted Justin at the top of his voice. Shady too began running as fast as he could. Justin couldn’t hold onto his lead and quickly let it go.
Justin quickly found the others and without stopping to tell them what was coming, he glanced over his shoulder and shouted. “Run quick, something’s chasing us.”
It didn’t take much to convince them as they quickly flung their rucksacks over their shoulders and made a run for it.
“What is it?!” shouted Ridley trying to keep up with the others but also still eating his chocolate.
“I have no idea,” said Justin. “But whatever it is, it’s not very happy!”
“No one dared to look back as they kept on running in case it was right on their heels and ready to pounce!”
This is an amazing book, the story flows very well and had myself and my 2 boys aged 9 and 13 years gripped from the start to the finish. There is everything you want from an adventure story and it is action packed with lots of jokes along the way. The pictures are brilliant throughout the book and really do bring the story to life. We are all very much looking forward to the 2nd book to come out. 10/10
Bartender and aspiring painter Maya Pascual loves turning up the heat. And dumping a vodka-and-karma chaser on the man who broke her heart is perfect Bronx girl payback. But how can she resist when Miami playboy prince Javier Hernandez begs to make it up to her. . . No regrets.
Between his disastrous personal life and his wealthy family’s meddling, Javi needs to get back on track. The only thing that’s certain is his passion for Maya. If she’ll just let him show her how sorry he is, maybe he can move on and start fresh. But one look in her gorgeous eyes and he knows letting her go will be easier said than done. No rules.
Maya agrees to one dinner with Javi. But as their attraction threatens to combust, she wonders if a night of no strings, no repeats surrender is the only way burn off their desire once and for all. . . Unless the light of day reveals it’s impossible to let go.
I’m Andie J. Christopher and I write edgy, funny, sexy contemporary romance. I grew up in a family of voracious readers, and I picked up my first Harlequin Romance novel at age twelve when I’d finished reading everything else in my grandmother’s house. It was love at first read. It wasn’t too long before I started writing my own stories — my first heroine drank Campari and wore a lot of Esprit.
Although, I set aside writing fiction for a while, my love of reading romance novels stayed with me through college, law school, and multiple cross-country moves. During one long East Coast winter, I decided writing a book would be a good excuse to avoid braving the elements. It was love at first write. My heroes are dirty-talking alphas, and my heroines traded Esprit for Free People. (None of them would turn down a Campari, though.)
Jared King had endured more than the normal amount of danger in his life. He’d jumped from planes into hot landing zones, been shot at, almost blown up—twice, damn near killed more times than he cared to remember. Yet, nothing in his past compared to the danger of admitting his feelings for Christian Koehler. When Jared pushed Christian away too hard, once too often, the young man finally left and took Jared’s heart with him.
Once upon a time, Christian Koehler had idolized Jared King. But after two years of the arrogant man’s hot and cold mind games, Christian avoided the sexy Guardian like the plague. The jagged line between love and hate was paper thin and razor sharp, and Jared had pushed Christian across that line, with prejudice.
When Christian discovers what he believes is a common thread in several disappearances of the homeless and at-risk teens in his area, he immediately tells his superiors. But neither his employer nor the D.C. cops believe the missing children are connected. Desperate to find out the truth, Christian swallows his pride and returns to the Kings and Guardian for help.
Jared seizes the opportunity to investigate the missing children and the unexpected chance to once again be part of Christian’s life. What he finds leads to a tempest of deceit, danger and intrigue that pulls Christian back into Jared’s world. This time, Jared vows to fight to keep Christian with him forever—no matter the cost.
Kris Michaels is the alter ego of a happily married wife and mother who loves to write erotic romance with a twist of military flavor. A chance meeting and immediate friendship with an established author propelled Kris into a world where her lifelong fantasy of publishing romance novels came true! Her vivid imagination and erotic fantasies evolved into the Kings of Guardian Series now under contract to be published with Troll River Publishing.
Society believes that bad parenting causes the troubles of the inner cities. Fact is: there is no excuse for bad parenting when Mafia blood is raised in the hood. The only grandson of a Mafia drug lord ANTONIO “SHAWN” PEREZ, JR. wanted to be a drug dealer at the age of twelve, but his dad said no. Just to teach him that drugs are a killer, he made Shawn sit in a country chair and watch him OD on heroin. Twenty-one years later, and mentally sick, all Shawn wants now is to be free from the memories of his dad’s death, and for his grandfather to stay out of his life. Little did Shawn know that the day he sat to watch his dad die, his grandfather saw his strength and wanted him as the family’s hitman. But Shawn knows his grandfather supplied his dad with the drug he needed to OD, and refuses to be a hitman for him, or allow him visits with his niece.
Determined to get what he wants, Shawn grandfather has his niece (which everyone in the family knows is Shawn’s biological child) kidnapped by the man they want dead.
Now mentally sick, angry, and dishearten, Shawn becomes the family’s one-time hitman. His Job: to kill a rising heroin dealer, the baddest drug dealer in the hood.
Ms. Johnnie Renee is a first-time author of Street Life fiction, and a writer of children’s fictional books. She loves children, believes at-risk youth can be mentored to make better choices in life. And she is an advocate for senseless pain in a mother’s heart.
There are never just two people in a relationship. . .
From the author of Scattered Ashes comes a moving, insightful novel about the decisions, large and small, that draw couples, families, and cultures closer together—or tears them apart. . .
Teaching assistant Quinn Montgomery was satisfied with a secret romance. After all, as a professor, Shalin Roy was technically her boss at the university in Ann Arbor. Both their careers would be at risk if their relationship was exposed. Not only that, Quinn is a mentor to Shalin’s shy older daughter, Kashmira, who looks up to her like a big sister. So when Quinn’s graduate studies end, she is unprepared for Shalin’s ultimatum: marry him, or it’s over.
Born in Afghanistan, Shalin long ago lost the wife who’d been arranged for him. He never dreamed he’d commit to another woman. But his bright, beautiful student has captured his heart. Now they should make it official. To his two daughters, he thinks, Quinn is already like family. So he is unprepared for the young women’s fierce disapproval—or the challenges that follow. Soon, a romance that seemed perfect in private will be severely tested by the complex, competing needs and loyalties of three very different people . . .
Dona Sarkar wishes she’d been born as a cat so she could have had 9 lives. Since that didn’t work out, she decided to live 9 lives in this one. She spends her days making holograms at Microsoft, celebrates diversity in STEM fields as a fashion blogger at Fibonacci Sequins and is launching her first fashion line called Prima Dona Style this year.
She is also the published author of three novels and one non-fiction book.
This is the memorable biography of a South African army deserter named Louis Botha du Toit who stayed “lost” for 40 years before returning to his country of birth.
Louis Botha du Toit was a young Allied Army volunteer who deserted during World War II after a chance meeting with a kind nurse. He lived with her clandestinely in Cairo for 44 years. In Egypt, he witnessed Empire, Nasser, war and peace.
He left South Africa before Apartheid and returned to see its end.
This real-life story is skilfully told to Andre Jacobs, who knew Louis Botha du Toit well and wrote this biographical account based on a series of interviews with him.
About the Author
Andre Jacobs, the author of this biography, currently lives in South Africa. As a career diplomat, he has travelled widely and has a wide array of family, friends and professional contacts. Andre has published another acclaimed biographical account, this time of Peggy Barnes, entitled The Life and Times of Little P. For more about this book, see:
“I hated those days. I still hardly dared to go out. The streets were full of servicemen, and Military Police always a step or two behind them. There were many South Africans in Cairo, and South Africa tends to be a place where everyone knows everyone. I was not quite a prisoner, of course, as Marianne and I used to go for beautiful walks in the evenings, but I was careful not to patronise any one café or any other kind of establishment too often, as this would inevitably lead to questions – and if I was evasive, suspicion. There was no formal reward for denouncing a deserter, but there were droves of shady characters that spent their days hanging round in cafés and on street corners. They would have been happy to do the authorities a good turn, in the hope of connivance at some future skulduggery.”