That which is perceived is not easily forgotten. A well-constructed plan secretly heaves Lucius from solitude and into his next assignment. He’s ordered to watch the general’s daughter. The catch, he’s a hidden soldier battling imprisoned dimensional enemies in a war Josephine knows nothing about. Secretly camouflaged, nonexistent during combat, and without evidence, Lucius lives in Josephine’s cabin protecting her. Only when developing a crush, things change. Through an erroneous rescue, Lucius is revealed to Josephine after eighteen months of surveillance. Now, he must maintain his hidden identity for as long as he can, as those he had been fighting have finally found a key to freedom.
In 1772, Lady Aisling inherits an army of men and a fleet of merchant ships.
But her greatest legacy is her new powers — the ability to control sky, earth, fire and water.
Thrust into a new world, she is now part of a secret society, serving as ambassador to kings and courts around the globe.
Hurled onto distant shores, she meets her greatest challenge – a warrior prince whose love is so fierce that it threatens to destroy both their lives.
Together, they face ruthless enemies and royal intrigue, fighting for their very survival, and a chance for enduring love.
Hollis studied her face in the light of the campfire. “So, how does a shepherd girl find herself in the Forest of Fondair, heading to the Kiatri to lead a crusade against the Fontre?”Cassai had untied her braid and was unraveling it. The curls tangled themselves around her small fingers. “Not a crusade, war. Lashai belongs to us. We were a free, peaceful people under the Namarielle. The land flourished, and the people had plenty. The Fontre took everything: our herds, our crops, our money, they even burned down our churches. Why would they do that?”Her gaze had fallen into the darkness between the trees, and Hollis assumed this was a rhetorical question. “So, we’re going to fight them; our small band of Keepers and anyone else we can find to join us will fight for our Lashai. And if no one else joins, I’ll fight them alone. I just can’t live as their slave. I won’t.”
Sara Donovan is a banshee. Well, that’s what her father says. Her mom just thinks she needs a good psychiatrist. When she wakes the morning after her eighteenth birthday screaming her head off outside some stranger’s house, she’s inclined to believe her dad’s side of the story. She can’t control her shrieks – not when they happen or who dies – but things could always be worse. She could have a crazed madman determined to kill her, thanks to her newfound talents. Or, she could find out her long-time crush is the next to die.
Ridley O’Neill isn’t exactly unaware of Sara. As a long-time patron of her father’s diner, he’s watched her grow up. Now that she’s eighteen, she’s not the gap-toothed kid who used to serve him sweet tea. His current thoughts would send her mother the mayor into an apoplectic rage, since his family might as well have built the wrong side of town. Also, there’s a chance Sara is crazy. She’s convinced she’s a banshee and he’s on her hit list. Still, he can’t stay away from her, protecting her from a dangerous legacy, even knowing that her life saved means his is forfeit.
What can unbind the ancient banshee’s curse? With time running out, Sara and Ridley must choose between chasing answers and chasing love.
Stepsisters Hattie and Dacey embark on a treasure hunt and soon discover a hidden world where they encounter fairy tale characters, struggle through a maze filled with intrigue and danger, attempt to save their new friends from the evil that threatens their realm, and in the process, learn what it means to be “real” sisters.
While Portsmith is undergoing its annual Delinquency Purge, Herald and his team of rebellious writers–Virtue, Law, Blasphemy, Parody, Doxy, Hearsay, Gospel, and Corollary–are hiding in the watch room of a lighthouse. Their island sanctuary, provided by the one they call “Captain,” is almost too good to be true. The ocean views are breathtaking, the apples are ripe and fresh from the orchard, and Herald hasn’t had a problem keeping warm at night.
But Herald can never escape the truth. Their crimes are punishable by death or the unthinkable, and Herald is at risk more than anyone. And Virtue, the girl he is completely and recklessly in love with, must conform to the Maineland’s polygamous tradition or risk becoming Fallow, a barren lifestyle a woman must endure if she refuses to play by the rules. Though Virtue’s charm and beauty are entrancing, any husband she desires surely in her power to obtain, she’s forced to make an immediate decision–love or material comfort. But has she forgotten? She’s a woman and “choice” abandons her. It’s all one nightmare or another. Her fate is in God’s hands, and in Portsmith, that isn’t very reassuring. . . .
Adam and Jenna are both haunted by secrets – and a murder in the heart of Washington could expose them all.
Washington, D.C. isn’t Jenna Booker’s city, and crowds are definitely not her thing, but when her editor sends her to cover a fundraising gala, the journalism student finds herself unable to resist Adam Stone. He’s a dark-hearted and driven billionaire who wants to tear his way through the entire political system – and who takes women for his pleasure and gives nothing in return.
When he shows Jenna what hides behind the desperate ambitions and picture-perfect lives in the world’s most powerful city, she finds herself falling into a world she never knew existed – just as she’s falling for Adam.
Book One in the Submitting to Him dark romance series is 50 Shades of Grey meets House of Cards in a seductive, explosive thriller.
This is Book One in the Submitting to Him contemporary romance suspense series. Submitting to Him is an ongoing novella serial and contains cliffhangers.
Louisa hates Ash Springs more than anything. She dreams of escaping the tiny village in the Nevada desert, of finding excitement and adventure. On a camping trip to Sequoia National Park with her four brothers, she meets the mysterious Brendan, and her life takes a dramatic turn… because for Brendan, it’s not a chance encounter at all. He’s been meticulously planning every step of Louisa’s abduction.
Brendan whisks her away to the Canadian wilderness, an endless expanse of spruce trees and blue sky, populated only by wolves and ermines. He tells her she’s the light in his darkness.
As her days of imprisonment turn to weeks, Louisa is forced to confront not only her own desperate terror, but Brendan’s traumatic past as well. Soon he becomes more to her than just her captor, which throws Louisa into a maelstrom of conflicting emotions: sympathy, need, even… love?
“A fascinating mixture of dark romance, crime thriller, and coming-of-age story, highly atmospheric and full of ominous intensity […]. Trapped: Until you love me is about kidnapping, stalking, and love, but above all, it is an authentic psychological exploration of the grey areas between strength and weakness, between good and evil.” (Petra Ottkowski, creative writing professor)
Trapped: Until you love me (original title: Entführt: bis du mich liebst) was one of Amazon Germany’s top ten E-books of 2016, with nearly a quarter of a million copies sold, and spent more than six months on the BILD Magazine bestseller list.
Her dad’s job is with the dead . . . and he’s bringing his work home with him.
Once again, seventeen-year-old Riley Smith is the new kid in school and her dad’s career has her back to being dubbed a freak. Truth is, she’s a much bigger freak than her classmates think. The only company she keeps these days is the dead who follow Dad home from work. She can see them. She can speak to them. And Fate seems to think she can help them solve their last problems so that they can move on to the other side. Which is odd, because with the loss of her mother and her father’s alcoholism, she’s got enough problems of her own.
But nothing could prepare her for the next tormented young spirit who darkens Riley’s door. The young woman’s death wasn’t the accident everyone believes. Soon Riley finds herself face-to-face with the killer and her only protection comes in the form of another spirit, Hayden, a boy her age with a heart-melting smile and understanding eyes that make her feel safe. If she can escape becoming the killer’s next victim, Riley knows she’ll have to help Hayden move on too, but what if she can’t let him go?
Praise for C. C. Hunter’s Shadow Falls series:
“C. C. Hunter has an amazing talent to make you laugh, cry, and laugh again all in the same chapter!” —Crossroad Review
“Jam-packed with action and romance . . . Hunter’s lifelike characters and paranormal creatures populate a plot that will keep you guessing till the very end. A perfect mesh of mystery, thriller, and romance.” —Romantic Times on Taken at Dusk
About the Author:
C. C. Hunter is the New York Times bestselling author of over thirty-five books, including her wildly popular Shadow Falls and Shadow Falls: After Dark series. In addition to winning numerous awards and rave reviews for her novels, C.C. is also a photojournalist, motivational speaker, and writing coach. In March 2019, Wednesday Books will publish her contemporary young adult thriller, In Another Life. C.C. currently resides in Texas with her husband, junkyard dog, Lady, and whatever wild creatures meander out from the woods surrounding her home. To find out more, visit www.cchunterbooks.com.
‘If you read one historical novel this year, make it THE QUEEN’S MARY by Sarah Gristwood. It’s a superb fictional rendering of a difficult subject. I could not put it down.’ – bestselling author Alison Weir
Torn between her own desires and her duty to serve her mistress, she is ultimately drawn into her Queen’s web of passion and royal treachery – and must play her part in the game of thrones between Mary and Elizabeth I.
Must she choose between survival, and sharing the same fate as the woman she has served, loyally and lovingly, since a child?
The Queen’s Mary is an engaging and insightful novel, which allows the reader to peek behind the curtain of history – and see into the heart and mind of a forgotten woman who helped shape the Tudor era.
For fans of Phillipa Gregory, Alison Weir and The Tudors.
Praise for The Queen’s Mary
‘Sarah Gristwood breathes new life into the deeply tragic story of Mary Queen of Scots by telling it through the perspective of the invisible woman who sacrificed her life to serve her.’ Elizabeth Freemantle, bestselling author of The Girl in the Glass Tower
‘I really enjoyed this book. I have never read anything about Mary Seton (or the other Marys), and I found this book to be not only a touching and insightful look into what it must have been like to be at Queen Mary’s side throughout her life, but beautifully drawn historically.’ – Kate Grannis, author of Love’s Vows
Praise for Sarah Gristwood
‘Vivacious and absorbing … Gristwood is a mistress of the trivial detail that enthrals’ – The Sunday Times
‘Well researched and stimulating’ – Evening Standard
‘Fresh, vivid and beautifully detailed . . . Much of the narrative is high melodrama, and Gristwood conveys it with exactly the right mixture of suspense and sympathy.’– Independent
‘Pacey and highly readable’ – Mail on Sunday
After leaving Oxford, Sarah Gristwood began work as a journalist, appearing in most of the UK’s leading newspapers. Turning to history, she wrote bestselling biographies and works of fiction and nonfiction, predominantly focused on the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. A regular media commentator on royal and historical affairs, Sarah was one of the team providing Radio 4’s live coverage of the royal wedding; and has since spoken on royal and historical stories from the royal babies to the reburial of Richard III for national television and radio. Shortlisted for both the Marsh Biography Award and the Ben Pimlott Prize for Political Writing, she is a Fellow of the RSA, and an Honorary Patron of Historic Royal Palaces.