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A Bachelor Brotherhood Novel
Never say never . . .
Romance isn't an option for Holly Greenwood. With her wedding planner career on the line she needs to stay focused, and that means pleasing her demanding boss, not getting distracted by her mind-alteringly hot neighbor . . .
Ex-Marine Kevin Vandemeer craves normalcy. Instead, he has a broken-down old house in need of a match and some gasoline, a meddling family, and the uncanny ability to attract the world's craziest women. At least that last one he can fix: he and his buddies have made a pact to swear off women, and this includes his sweetly sexy new neighbor.
After one hot night that looks a whole lot like a disaster in the light of day, Kevin and Holly are about to learn that true love doesn't play by the rules . . .
Ten years ago, Magnolia Steele fled Franklin, Tennessee after an incident that left her with hazy memories and a horror of the place where she had been born and bred. Though her abrupt departure destroyed most of her treasured relationships, she vowed never to return . . . until she has no choice. When Magnolia’s breakout acting role in a Broadway musical ends in disgrace, there’s only one place she can go. She finds herself on her momma’s porch, suitcase in hand.
Drama follows Magnolia around like a long lost friend. She reluctantly agrees to help her momma’s catering company at a party for a country music star, only to find herself face-to-face with a sleazy music agent from her past. After a very public spat, Magnolia not only finds him dead but herself center stage in the police’s investigation. Now she must scramble to prove her innocence, relying on the help of acquaintances old and new.
But the longer Magnolia stays in Franklin, the more she remembers about the big bad incident that chased her away. The past might not be finished with her yet, and what she doesn’t remember could be her biggest danger.
Complete four book series:
Josh McMillan bleibt nur noch eine Woche Zeit, um sein Unternehmen zu retten, als er in einem letzten verzweifelten Versuch nach Kansas City fliegt – was genau er dort vorhat, weiß er selbst noch nicht so recht. Die unerwartete Antwort findet sich in der wunderschönen Brünetten neben ihm. Obwohl sie offensichtlich völlig verrückt ist, gefallen ihm ihre Ehrlichkeit, ihre Offenheit und ihr Humor. Als ihr kurz vor der Landung schlecht wird, hilft er ihr beim Aussteigen aus dem Flugzeug – eine gute Tat, die zu einem kolossalen Missverständnis führt: Ihre Eltern halten ihn für den Verlobten. Durch eine unerwartete Fügung des Schicksals kann diese Verwechslung für Josh möglicherweise die Rettung seines Unternehmens bedeuten, also spielt er mit, um auch Megan zu helfen. Alles, was er tun muss, ist eine öffentliche Szene zu inszenieren, die überzeugend genug ist, um Megans Mutter von seiner Schuld am Ende der Verlobung zu überzeugen.
Josh ist also nur der Ersatzbräutigam, aber je mehr Zeit er mit Megan verbringt, desto realer kommt beiden ihre Verlobung vor … und desto weniger wollen sie miteinander Schluss machen. Kann eine Beziehung, die als eine Farce begann, tatsächlich zu einem Happy End führen?
From NYT & USAT bestselling authors Shannon Mayer and D.G. Swank comes a new vision of supernatural suspense. Only these two authors could deliver two such complex heroines and their undaunted courage in a tale of unexpected twists of fate. Escape into the city that never sleeps and where nightmares live in the darkness with "Silver Staked".
My name is Leah, and I am a Cazador. Trained to hunt and kill vampires over 300 years ago, my training became essential once I became one of those monsters.
The underbelly of the supernatural world has begun to bleed into the human world and journalist Rachel Sambrook, is asking too many dangerous questions. Unwittingly, she's revealed a conspiracy I had hoped would never become a reality; using vampire blood for human experiments.
As I attempt to contain her, she's by my side as the truth of just how deep the darkness goes is exposed. Unfortunately, the consequences have also brought forth the creatures that hide around every corner; thirsty for flesh.
The only question remaining is which one of us will survive the inevitable bloodbath ahead?
SILVER STAKED was previously released under the title "Recombinant"
"Though much of the book is light-hearted and occasionally outright hilarious, the author sneaks in a few home truths along the way that will hit you where it counts, like how even someone’s best intentions can box you in." --Everybody Needs a Little Romance
"This was one of those books that I kept telling myself one more page, then I need to put it down. Instead I found myself tearing through the book instead, needing to know the outcome." --Just Jump Book Reviews
"A southern mystery full of romance and fun!" --Goodreads review
For Rose Gardner, working at the DMV on a Friday afternoon is bad even before she sees a vision of herself dead. She’s had plenty of visions, usually boring ones like someone’s toilet’s overflowed, but she’s never seen one of herself before. When her overbearing momma winds up murdered on her sofa instead, two things are certain: There isn't enough hydrogen peroxide in the state of Arkansas to get that stain out, and Rose is the prime suspect.
Rose realizes she’s wasted twenty-four years of living and makes a list on the back of a Wal-Mart receipt: twenty-eight things she wants to accomplish before her vision comes true. She’s well on her way with the help of her next door neighbor Joe, who has no trouble teaching Rose the rules of drinking, but won’t help with number fifteen-- do more with a man. Joe’s new to town, but it doesn’t take a vision for Rose to realize he’s got plenty secrets of his own.
Somebody thinks Rose has something they want and they’ll do anything to get it. Her house is broken into, someone else she knows is murdered, and suddenly, dying a virgin in the Fenton County jail isn’t her biggest worry after all.
Rose Gardner Mystery series
Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes
Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons
Thirty and a Half Excuses
Falling to Pieces (novella)
Thirty-One and a Half Regrets
Thirty-Two and a Half Complications
Picking up the Pieces (novella)
Thirty-Three and a Half Shenanigans
Ripple of Secrets (novella)
Thirty-Four and a Half Predicaments
Thirty-Five and a Half Conspiracies
Thirty-Six and a Half Motives
Sins of the Father (novella)
Rose Gardner Investigations
Trailer Trash (Neely Kate companion book)
For the Birds
Hell in a Handbasket
Für Rose Gardner ist der Nachmittag an ihrem Arbeitsplatz, der KFZ-Zulassungsstelle, schon schlimm genug, bevor sie eine Vision von sich selbst als Leiche hat. Dabei waren alle ihre bisherigen Visionen ziemlich langweilig und hatten sich um Dinge wie überlaufende Toiletten gedreht. Noch nie zuvor hat sie sich selbst gesehen. Als stattdessen ihre herrische Momma tot daheim auf dem Sofa liegt, sind zwei Dinge sicher: dass es im ganzen Bundesstaat Arkansas nicht genug Reinigungsmittel gibt, um diesen Fleck zu entfernen, und dass Rose die Hauptverdächtige ist.
Rose erkennt, dass sie vierundzwanzig Jahre ihres Lebens verschwendet hat und schreibt auf die Rückseite eines Walmart-Kassenbons eine Liste: achtundzwanzig Dinge, die sie erreichen möchte, bevor ihre Vision wahr wird. Mit Hilfe ihres Nachbarn Joe ist sie auf dem besten Weg, ihr Ziel zu erreichen, aber obwohl er keine Schwierigkeiten damit hat, ihr die Regeln des Trinkens zu erklären, weigert er sich hartnäckig, ihr mit Nummer fünfzehn zu helfen – »mehr mit einem Mann machen«. Joe ist neu in der Stadt, aber Rose braucht keine Vision um zu erkennen, dass er selbst genug eigene Geheimnisse hat.
Jemand ist davon überzeugt, dass Rose etwas besitzt, das er haben will, und wird alles tun, um es zu bekommen. Man bricht bei ihr ein, eine weitere Person wird ermordet und plötzlich hat sie größere Sorgen als womöglich als Jungfrau im Fenton-Bezirksgefängnis zu sterben.
Classmate Evan Whittaker paid Julia no attention before the accident, let alone after. Now suddenly he’s volunteering to tutor her and offering to drive her home. She can't ignore that his new obsession started after his two-day disappearance last week and that he wears a pendant she’s been drawing for months. When the police show up one night looking for Evan, he begs Julia to run with him, convincing her that Monica is still alive. Julia agrees to go, never guessing where he’s really from.
INCLUDES the short story "Once in a Lifetime."
Scarlett Goodwin’s world is divided into Before and After.
Before she agreed to tutor Tucker Price, college junior Scarlett was introvert, struggling with her social anxiety disorder and determined to not end up living in a trailer park like her mother and her younger sister. A mathematics major, she goes to her classes, to her job in the tutoring lab, and then hides in the apartment she shares with her friend, Caroline.
After junior Tucker Price, Southern University’s star soccer player enters the equation, her carefully plotted life is thrown off its axis. Tucker’s failing his required College Algebra class. With his eligibility is at risk, the university chancellor dangles an expensive piece of computer software for the math department if Scarlett agrees to privately tutor him. Tucker’s bad boy, womanizer reputation makes Scarlett wary of any contact, let alone spending several hours a week in close proximity.
But from her first encounter, she realizes Tucker isn’t the person everyone else sees. He carries a mountain of secrets which she suspects hold the reason to his self-destructive behavior. But the deeper she delves into the cause of his pain, the deeper she gets sucked into his chaos. Will Scarlett find the happiness she’s looking for, or will she be caught in Tucker’s aftermath?
Off the Subject series (stand alone books)
AFTER MATH (Scarlett's story)
REDESIGNED (Caroline's story)
BUSINESS AS USUAL (Lexi's story)
Everything Emma Thompson owns fits in a suitcase she moves from one roach infested motel to another. She and Jake, her five year old son who can see the future, are running from the men intent on taking him. Emma will do anything to protect him even when it means accepting the help of a stranger named Will. Jake insists she needs Will, but Emma’s never needed help before. And even though she’s learned to trust her son, it doesn’t mean she trusts Will.
Mercenary Will Davenport lives in the moment. Hauling Emma to South Dakota should have been an easy job, but his employer neglected to tell him about Emma’s freaky son and the gunmen hot on her trail. Instinct tells him this job is trouble, but nothing can prepare him for Jake’s proclamation that Will is The Chosen One, who must protect Emma from the men hunting her power. A power she doesn't know she has.
Will protects Emma and Jake on a cross-country chase from the men pursuing them, while struggling with memories from his past, his apprehension of Jake, and his growing attraction to Emma. Will’s overwhelming urge to protect Emma surprises him, especially since it has nothing to do with his paycheck and possibly everything to do with the tattoo Jake branded on his arm. Rich and powerful men are desperate to capture Emma, and Will must discover why before it's too late.
The Chosen Series
It’s one of the most enduring mysteries in American history: What became of the English colony off the Virginian coast on Roanoke Island? Why, and how, did they vanish so completely?
No one suspected an ancient curse…
Ananias Dare and his expectant wife are among the pioneers who have come to brave an uncharted frontier. But conditions are harsh, and hostile natives have already spilled English blood. Only the peaceful Croatan people welcome the settlers. But when friend and guide Manteo has a haunting encounter deep in the woods, Ananias fears the colony faces a threat much darker than mortal enemies. As a brutal winter and a massacre loom, Manteo and Ananias—and the dreadful secret they share—may be the settlers’ only hope of survival. But for the salvation they desperately seek, there will be hell to pay.
This Place Is Death is a short story revealing the chilling origins of New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Denise Grover Swank’s urban fantasy series, The Curse Keepers.
Ellie Lancaster has lived her whole life by the site of the mysterious Lost Colony of Roanoke, the North Carolina settlement that vanished without a trace around 1590. Only the descendants of the two men who banished the spirits of an enemy tribe from the material realm know what really happened to the colony. Ellie is one of those descendants—a Curse Keeper. Her father took pains to teach her what he knew of the curse and the responsibilities of its guardians. He taught her that if the two Curse Keepers ever meet, the curse will be lifted, the gate will open, and the raging Native American spirits will be unleashed to seek their revenge.
Despite her father’s seriousness, Ellie has always taken the legend for a harmless fairy tale. Until she meets the darkly handsome, but downright infuriating, Collin Dailey and realizes everything she was told is true. For when they meet, it’s like the air is sucked from the room. Collin’s presence is electrifying… and it’s not just attraction Ellie feels, but the inexorable pull toward her destiny. The prophecy is real, and now Ellie and Collin must battle supernatural forces and their loathing—and passion—for each other to set things right.
The Curse Keepers are all that stand between the world and its destruction.