Light up your Christmas tree and curl up on the couch with seven stories of second chances. Award-winning authors bring you sweet stories of couples who have loved and lost, and begin again. From Victorian England to present day small towns and big cities, you???ll enjoy finding love with heroes and heroines who deserve that second chance.
When her daughter dies in a tragic accident and the daughter???s husband???s second wife does the same, what is Eleanor Johnson to think? The police have ruled both cases accidents and closed them, but something doesn???t feel right. Is it possible to believe that two tragic deaths are mere coincidence, or was something more sinister at play? Who is Eleanor to call?
Murder Strikes Twice, the second book in the Catrina Flaherty Mysteries, is based on an actual case that is still developing.
When Cat starts looking into the Barrett Case, something smells rotten. She and her team scour Seattle for clues as the pieces start falling into place, but can she make a case that the D.A. will take to court? Did Murder Strike Twice or will Brody Barrett get away with killing both of his wives?
Catrina is known for administering vigilante justice. Will Brody finally have to pay for his sins?
The year is 1930. Beautiful, witty Devon is the daughter of a prominent Virginia family. Many men have fallen under her spell, but none has captured her heart, until she meets New York tycoon John Alexander. Their future seems assured: they will marry, raise a family, turn their country estate into the best
Thoroughbred farm in the nation. But what Devon cannot foresee are the conflicts that will drive away her husband or the tragedy that will devastate their marriage. Be transported from lush Virginia hunt country to sophisticated New York and the embassies of Paris. Travel from the Hollywood glamour of Hearst castle in its heyday to the turmoil of war-torn Cairo, and the enclaves of aristocratic England. Devon’s tale takes you through the decades from peaceful pre-war America to the danger of World War II, and the racial unrest of the South of the 1950s and’60s.
???A sparkling story, a luscious setting, a memorable heroine.???
–Janet Dailey, author of The Calder Saga
Just before facing a secret that will stun the family, Joey’s world collides with the gorgeous Gloria. In the breezy warm air of 1960’s San Diego, with rock and roll in the background, the boy who likes to watch from a distance is forced to make the first grownup decisions of his life.
The most admired people in business, academic, political, and social settings all have one thing in common: they’re great listeners. Through conversational essays and real-world experience, entrepreneur, attorney, and author Cash Nickerson teaches us the art and science of intelligent listening. By combining his business acumen with 30 years of study and training in the martial arts, Cash provides simple but profound insights into what it takes to be a great listener. Listening as a Martial Art will help you progress from white belt to black belt and master your listening skills for success in your business and personal life.
Listening as a Martial Art provides proven strategies and tactics for better listening. You???ll learn how to:
— Improve your listening skills by ???reading??? the speaker.
— Harness the incredible power of silence.
— Avoid the most common ??? and easily overlooked ??? conversation stoppers.
— Sell more by saying less.
— Get your ego out of the communication
July, 1587. Days after the English colonists of Sir Walter Raleigh???s Third Expedition to America are stranded at Roanoke Island, one of them is murdered. Faced with starvation, hostile natives, and a land they have little knowledge of, their American liaison, Manteo, is all that stands between them and certain death. Can Manteo reconcile his loyalty to his people with his desire for the benefits the colonizing English bring with them before one side destroys the other?
???Manteo??? follows the historical events of the second English colonization of Roanoke through the viewpoint of Manteo and an alien probe, Prometheus, up until the departure from Roanoke of Governor John White. After his leave taking, the story becomes pure speculation and allows Prometheus compassionate action, a consequence of his constantly developing humanity.
‘Manteo’ provides a speculative answer to why the colonists abandoned Roanoke and when, with a direction for their future provided by real-life investigation.
The most shocking thing about Barbara Dunne isn???t how big she???s gotten through the sport of bodybuilding. No, it???s how big she???s made her husband in twenty years of grossly overfeeding him. Desperate to have a child, Barbara intends to take drastic measures to maintain this odd coupling. In the winding estates of Santry, Dublin, she must banish her husband???s drinking buddy, an aging skirt chaser with more gut than charm. Battle the botox-stiffened blonde trying to steal his heart. And worst of all, Barbara Dunne will have to destroy her husband???s newfound desire to go on a diet.
A demented downward spiral of tragic black humour, BULK by Simon Fay is a story you won???t soon forget.
The year is 1988 and people are missing.
When Rhiannon McVee swaps her cowboy boots for police-issue brogues, and leaves her new love in the outback for the bright lights of Sydney, it appears to be her destiny to find them. But from the isolated Australian outback to the packed city streets of Kings Cross, Rhiannon learns the hard way when so many slip unnoticed through the cracks, finding them is never as easy as it seems.
Part of the Rhiannon McVee mystery series, with a delicate touch of outback Australian romance, Find Me will keep you wanting more.
One night with the biggest prick in Ilium…
Tattooed, crude, full of himself???
Freddie???s a gypsy and a fighter, if you can call someone who wins fixed fights “a fighter”.
Olivia just has to get through one night to get her money back — the money Freddie stole from her.
Nothing???s ever that easy, is it? Olivia may be ready to go toe-to-toe with the tattooed hunk, but she’s diving head-first into a world she never bargained for.
And Freddie’s inner-wolf doesn???t like to lose.
Readers be warned! BITE contains explicit love scenes, naughty language and sexy shifter secrets. Intended for mature audiences.
She lingered in the shadows of every tree. He could almost make out the slender form of her silhouette bending to smell the first rose of the season. He breathed deeply. The faint smell of her perfume haunted his memories. He loved the way it overtook him. He longed to feel her arms drape around his neck and to hear her contagious laughter fill the air. Claude sat on the front porch steps and stared into the yard. Claude’s life had changed. Now he had to deal with letting go and living again.