When a ???friend??? points out Audrey???s first gray hair, she slaps her. The sound echoes, plaguing her with insecurity as she adjusts to being home with a new baby. Then her husband mentors a younger woman at work in the back lots of Hollywood – and Audrey fears the worst. Heartbroken, Audrey sets in motion a chain of events that she cannot control. She swims laps in her backyard pool, trying to make sense of her life. But all the while she is missing the point, swimming in circles. As the tragedy unfolds, she gives up all hope. Ultimately, she finds that only love endures???and dives back in.
She???s sixteen. She???s alone. And the world thinks she???s crazy. What could possibly happen next? Well, she???s going to show them???
When sixteen-year-old Connelly Pierce wakes up inside an unknown psychiatric hospital with both her wrists slashed, she begins the arduous task of piecing together the events of her life that led her there. Her own cognitive behavioral therapy (as she had learned so well from them). Beginning with the sudden death of her mother and father when she was six, and the only world she knew disappeared, literally, overnight. That???s when, with no known or, at least, close relatives, she and her nine-year-old brother Eric find themselves cast into the nightmare quagmire of government child protection agencies, and Connelly begins her incredible fourteen-year journey???her dark odyssey???into her own brave new world. A world, she realizes, she must not only quickly adapt, but fight back as well, if she hopes to survive.
This Greek American family saga follows a multigenerational story of love, loyalty, and culture. An emotional novel about family bonds and the difficult pull between home and heritage.
In the year 1956, Anastacia Fotopoulos finds herself pregnant and betrayed, fleeing from a bad marriage. With the love and support of her dear friends Stavros and Soula Papadakis, Ana is able to face the challenges of single motherhood. Left with emotional wounds, she resists her growing affection for Alexandros Giannakos, an old acquaintance. But his persistence and unconditional love for Ana and her child is eventually rewarded and his love is returned. In a misguided, but well-intentioned effort to protect the ones they love, both Ana and Alex keep secrets – ones that could threaten the delicate balance of their family.
The story continues in the 1970???s as Dean and Demi Papadakis, and Sophia Giannakos attempt to negotiate between two cultures. Now Greek-American teenagers, Sophia and Dean,
who have shared a special connection since childhood, become lovers. Sophia is shattered when Dean rebels against the pressure his father places on him to uphold his Greek heritage and hides his feelings for her. When he pulls away from his family, culture and ultimately his love for her, Sophia is left with no choice but to find a life different from the one she???d hoped for.
EVANTHIA???S GIFT is a multigenerational love story spanning fifty years and crossing two continents, chronicling the lives that unify two families.
When the powerful and wealthy, Marcus Castillo, ends up comatose in a hospital bed, death seems inevitable. But for the rugged, alpha billionaire, whispers from the shadows begin to penetrate the darkness, giving him a sense of light–a sense of hope.
All ICU nurse Imani Jefferson wants is to help her patient regain himself, despite the rumors of his controlling and cold reputation. When Marcus finally awakens, he’s more than Imani ever realized.
And most importantly, more dominant.
He has the power and the will to make her dreams come true and destroy her in a second.
Apart they are damaged goods. Together they are Unbroken.
Jane Widen just turned thirty and her life is a mess!
She???s lost her job, her boyfriend, and her dog. Now Jane has no idea what she wants to do with her life.
As if things couldn’t get worse, there comes news of the sudden death of her Grandmother Madge. Now Jane must console her dear grandfather Billy; alone after sixty years of marriage.
Jane and her grandfather embark on a journey of healing together. Jane begins to pick up the pieces of her life and rediscovers who she wants to be, as her grandfather recalls how he met his wife Madge as the famous lounge singer Billy Cascade.
Abby never thought she’d have the strength, or the nerve, to get out. An abusive husband, a suffocating marriage, and a decade-long fight with PTSD conspired to trap her in that life. Now living in Ecuador amid the Andes Mountain Range, she enjoys a new life and a new relationship with an old friend. Her former troubles seem a world away. But that all changes when her new love confronts her ex back in North Carolina. If he becomes the next victim of the man she left behind, will it lead the violence of her past to her doorstep?
Witnessing a brutal rape and beating at the tender age of five, was only the beginning of life???s vendetta against Jamika. As she grows older, family secrets taunt her. Her first love, Mark Rosier, was more than a handsome face with stability and charm;, he was finally an escape for Jamika, then ends up shattering her trust. Family betrayed her, her past loves broke her heart, and it seemed that everyone around her wasn???t loyal.
Her only solace is the rare, sultry singing voice she possesses. Her voice is her only escape from reality and also her self-proclaimed ticket out of the hood.
Then, out of nowhere, comes handsome, sensitive and wealthy Deonte Bryant. The wall she???s built around her heart comes crashing down. Sex, betrayal, revenge and even death will pull you into the never-ending saga of Jamika???s quest for happiness. While trying to turn life???s lemons into lemonade, her life is turned upside down once again by the hands of the very person she least expected.would had never thought. She must now take extreme measures to save her dream and ultimately her life, or die trying.
Sex, betrayal, revenge and even death, will pull you into the never-ending saga of Jamika???s quest for happiness.
From the outside, Kirk and Jamie appear to have a beautiful home and the perfect marriage. Inside, the aging Craftsman is falling apart, their marriage is crumbling from neglect, and Jamie Royce wants out! Kirk, on the other hand, isn???t ready to give up on either the house or their relationship.
With their divorce scheduled for the day after their daughter???s high school graduation, Jamie and Kirk have to fix the home???s problems to lift their selling price out of the basement. Working to renovate the home together, they discover secrets???in the home, in their marriage, and in the fertility clinic that helped give them their daughter???and find themselves questioning what true love really is.
Janet had been there and done that when it came to love. After a broken heart love was no longer an option for her. No strings, meaningless sex, and random dates were now her top choices. Besides keeping men at a distance and away from her heart was safe right? You can t get hurt if you don’t let anybody in.
But what happens when you suddenly meet someone who just gets you? The moment she met Denim she knew it was something different, something she couldn’t control. And from day one she fought that four letter word, love.
Denim had loved and lost and vowed to never feel for anyone ever again and that had worked for years. A successful music producer but a womanizer by nature the day he met Janet his quest to be unattached was challenged. Janet and Denim both fight what was evident, that they both wanted and needed each other.
Vowing to just be in the moment and not commit to one another tension grows as their emotions can t be controlled. Random sex want do, the endless dates with unfamiliar faces is getting old, and everyone is compared to the one that matters, each other.
But when Janet fears confessing her deep feelings for Denim will push him away; things change. Denim although loves Janet is unwilling to commit and it is his the lack of effort to change on his end that ultimately changes them.
Words go unspoken as this romantic, sexy, dramatic novel unfolds leaving two souls lost within each other. And when a broken heart can’t be mended it seems that their love will be lost forever without a real chance at happiness.
A love story not based on a fairy tale but solely on the fact that sometimes we run from the very thing that will make us happy.
In the weeks following Lillian Taylor???s burial, her four loving adult children assemble for the reading of her will. For the grieving youngest sibling, Lacey, life is about to come crashing down as a deep secret is revealed. The fall-out affects every member and they struggle to regain the happy family unit they once shared. Each of the siblings, take the reader on a journey as they try to come to terms and learn to handle this huge revelation.