Lowell Bracken had complete control. His empire, his ruthless executives, his family's legacy, his wife, his children, they all had a part to play in the near omnipotent control he exerted in Cumeria. But a freak attack exposed how tenuous that control really is, and Lowell scrambles to preserve it, discovering he is only playing a small part in larger, darker schemes for control.
When a family member is murdered, Avery Dubois is led to believe the murderer isn't human. But her wildly dangerous journey for the truth ends when she is thrown into solitary confinement in a paranormal penitentiary. With the help of a were-shifter guard—Gabe—she discovers a theft from his pack may very well be connected to the murder of her loved one. Gabe agrees to break her out of prison on one condition: she provides him with the information she discovered to hunt down the one responsible for both crimes.
Renegade astronaut Zip PT Zoingzoing lays open his astounding story about traveling across the universe from far-flung planet to far-out planet. Is this book, that claims to be true and not science fiction, an outrageous travelogue or a wild satire? Or both? What is clear is that this anti-science fiction story satirizes sci-fi as much as people on planet Earth by encountering strangely familiar and crazy life forms far off in the galaxy. You will see a planet where everyone looks the same; a planet free and open about sex but with big hang ups and taboos about food.
Rolf the teddy bear looks sweet and warm. But in the dark, its eyes glow with a murderous gleam. Stefan Korzh's parents built a life around collecting possessed items, in the throes of a peculiar game with the dead. Antique porcelain dolls, beautifully crafted teapots and an eerie teddy bear, all seemingly innocuous objects that encompass unimaginable evil, and malignant spirits who wish to inflict pain on the living. His parents' obsession ruined Stefan's life, and he dreams of punishing the rest of the world for his poor luck of the draw. Dreams become reality when he sends the collectibles to unsuspecting customers.
Deep in the heart of Antarctica lies a forgotten military installation. Deadly secrets are secured behind its doors…including the remnants of a decades-old plot to devastate mankind. Disgraced treasure hunter Cy Reed is on the trail of an incredible treasure when a cargo ship mysteriously explodes. At the same time, a team of geologists makes an astonishing discovery that could rewrite ancient history. And a beast of impossible origins unleashes a bloody rampage across the ice.
Skylar had it all—riches, success, and fame—until he traded it all for Enlightenment. After losing everything dear to him, Skylar vows to rediscover the timeless bliss he knew as a child. As he visits the California paradise of his glory days, he finds shaggy surfers, washed-up hippies, and a deranged Vietnam vet. Little does he know, he's only at the beginning of an astonishing and wonderful adventure. Using the wisdom of spiritual Masters, he's about to take a wild ride through the past, present, and future.
Is it too much to ask that a managed care facility refund a year's advance payment when your grandfather dies before he can move in? Frank Johnson doesn't think so, which is why the thirty-three-year-old now lives in a nursing home, locked in a chess match feud with management that doesn't occupy nearly enough of his time. When foster kid Elroy is thrust into his life, Frank decides to turn this forced relationship to his advantage—launching a string of absurd decisions, inappropriate behaviors and unexpected glimpses of tenderness that ultimately turn a New Jersey suburb upside down.
Apprenticed since early childhood in the ancient Native American skills of survival, tracker Fox Walker is a loner by choice until the day he discovers a young woman living as a primitive deep in the Colorado wilderness. She has no memory of her past and her torso is riddled with scars. The killer responsible for her emotional and physical damage has returned to finish what he started. Walker finds himself in the midst of an FBI manhunt. He'll be called upon to use all of his unique skills and wisdom if he is to save the woman of the wilderness.
When one of Randi Conway's psychotherapy patients is found dead of a gunshot wound, the investigation is turned over to Detective Anthony Walker.
A former New York City cop, Walker now serves on the police force of an affluent community in Fairfield County, Connecticut. He lives among the privileged gentry, where he understands that appearances are often far removed from reality. This certainly proves to be true in the death of Elizabeth Knoebel, who had been keeping a private journal entitled "Sexual Rites."
Five teenage girls from a small town in Oregon disappear without a trace. Were they kidnapped, or have the five friends perpetrated a massive hoax? Nine hundred miles away in Las Vegas, a woman with a dark secret vanishes on her way to meet friends for dinner. Those friends are Del Honeycutt and bestselling mystery author Sabrina Spencer, in Las Vegas for a book convention. As Del and Sabrina investigate their friend's disappearance, they are convinced that she has been abducted, and they begin to uncover the secrets that might have triggered her abduction, secrets that now put Del and Sabrina's lives in jeopardy.
Troy was a man trapped in a wolf's body for three decades, until a nap changed his life forever. Now that he's a wolf trapped in a man's body, he's not going back. Food? Good. Partying? Better. Women? Best. With one brother missing, one brother overwhelmed by parenting twin engels, and only distracted Mac to keep him straight, Troy is fulfilling his every desire, never sleeping, rarely working, refusing to reel it in. Until he sees her.
Cora: I got my driver's license on my sixteenth birthday so I could visit my brother in prison. Five and a half years later, he's still locked up for a murder he didn't commit and I'm still trying to find a way to set him free. Leo: I'm this close to finishing law school—and never working another day at my dad's P.I. office—when Cora Hollis walks through the door. She's got a box of files, a handful of leads, and an independent streak a mile wide. She fascinates me and I can't say no.
I know she's lying the moment I see her. That her name is as fake as her story. She's barged into my life like a beautiful nightmare, turning everything upside down. It hasn't stopped me from trying to help her. Protect her. Save her from the threats that seem to come out of nowhere. She's put my entire world at risk. My reputation. My business. My livelihood. But Mia brought me back to life. And I will do anything to save hers.
Victoria Fontaine may be a vision of genteel refinement, every inch the lady, but she has secrets that make her dangerous to any man bold enough to pursue her. Falcon Delaney is no fool, and he's more than bold enough. He's a master of seduction, a man who lights something primal inside her and almost makes Victoria forget the brutal ravages of a war that took everything from her. She lives by the rules of an unforgiving society, and yet Falcon seduces her heart and mind until none of that matters.
I'm a mess. Broken. Lost my mate and almost myself. In no shape to help anyone. Then the sexy girl serving me drinks stumbles into trouble with a bunch of wolves who are bad business—I should know. They're the competition. And they're as dirty at dot-com investing as they are predatory on young things like her. So I save her. Because I may be broken, but I'm not an ass. Only she shows up the next day at my office. As my intern.
Reformed cat burglar Nyssa Glass and her boyfriend, inventor Ellis Dalhart, are ready to settle into happily ever after. However, fate throws another wrench in the clockwork, forcing them apart and leaving Nyssa fighting for her life and freedom once more. Shanghaied from her island sanctuary, Nyssa finds herself in the clutches of the mastermind who framed her for murder: the wealthy and powerful Marcus Rivera. Rivera wants something from Nyssa, something she can't give, something she swears she destroyed in her first trip into the tomb-like Dalhart Manor.
For two thousand years, the name of Pontius Pilate has been remembered with vile contempt. Cursed by countless generations for his one fateful decision, this otherwise obscure Roman bureaucrat has been forever damned in the eyes of history. Now, however, a subway construction project under the streets of modern Rome has inadvertently uncovered the archeological find of the millennium. Inside a long forgotten chamber beneath the ruins of Nero's Golden House, a confidential report to Emperor Tiberius has been discovered that could turn all of history on its head.
In this humorous and rollicking memoir, Jennifer tells what it's like to grow up as a girl in Hialeah and Miami Springs. There doesn't seem to be much to do, but that's okay because Jennifer knows how to make her own fun. From putting her baby cousin in the oven to walking the ledge of a dilapidated third world hotel to stealing her aunt's brand new Camaro when she was twelve, life was never dull.
Inky Ink is a small and cute splashy creature made out of ink. He is looking to make friends and playmates but gets rejected because he seems weird and dirty. The book follows Inky in his quest to make new friends and feel loved and accepted.
Gabe Jenkins has a secret. Nobody knows that Gabe Jenkins comes from money…and from scandal. And he wants to keep it that way. He's perfectly happy managing Ugly Mug, a coffee shop in Flagstaff, Arizona, leaving his trust fund untouched and his past in Kansas City buried. That is, until Rachelle Taya finds herself in desperate need of money.
A courtroom where souls are judged. A parallel Earth where a woman struggles with her faith. A battle in Hell for the souls of the fallen. A time-traveler at the first Christmas. A quiet talk on the beach between Jesus and Judas Iscariot. These are just a few of the tales featured in Angels in Our Countryside, a collection of twelve stories encompassing fantasy, science fiction, and history.
The gripping murder mystery about an upstanding military officer—the base commander's daughter—who's been leading an unsavory double life. When a professional military woman with a pristine reputation is found raped and murdered, a preliminary search turns up certain paraphernalia, and sex toys that point to a scandal of major proportions, The chief investigator is reluctant to take the case when he learns that his partner will be a woman with whom he had a tempestuous affair and an unpleasant parting.