A judge is brutally murdered; a sixteen year-old girl is accused. Josie Bates, an attorney who left her high powered law practice when her skill inadvertently led to the deaths of two small children, cannot turn her back on this one. Reluctantly she takes on a case that will put both their lives on the line and change one of them forever.
Tom wants to move their relationship to the next level, but will Jackie’s past get in the way of their future?
Jackie Davis is no stranger to hardship. After a strict upbringing, her parents abandoned her when she got pregnant out of wedlock. Years later, she’s the co-owner of a successful café, mother to a beautiful six-year-old daughter named Abby, and dating a man who makes her heart race. For the first time in a while, she’s actually excited for the holidays.
When Tom Molsem applied as a cook at the local café, he wasn’t looking for a relationship. Haunted by demons from his military service, he was just happy to have a job he could handle. Now he’s the co-owner of that same restaurant and dating a woman who helped lay those ghosts to rest. With the past buried, he wants to build a future with his newfound family.
Tom and Jackie are eager to celebrate Christmas, but when Abby goes missing, the two must band together and discover the true gifts of the season: love, forgiveness, and new beginnings.
2015 RONE Romantic Suspense Finalist
2015 5-Star Readers’ Favorite
She had everything she ever wanted until everything including her memory vanished. Amy’s life changed in an instant the moment she opened her eyes to the unthinkable. Armed with little more than her wits and determination, she’s on a mission to put the fragmented clues of her husband’s disappearance, her inexplicable memory loss, and unearth a diabolical conspiracy that could have long-lasting implications for her and everyone in her midst.
He thought he could help her until he realized they were up against a far-reaching opponent. Ryan wanted to be the hero, but he never expected that a mission to help Amy regain her memory would force them to run for their lives, and worse, have no way out of a no-win situation with an enemy determined take over the world by any means necessary.
Will Amy be able to reclaim her memories and bring an end to the chaos or will her memories prove to be fatal for her and Ryan?
Find out in this high-octane romantic suspense novel that will leave you breathless!
If you were offered $10,000 dollars to make someone ‘disappear’, what would you do?
Jesse Hardner is nineteen years old and working as a milk man to support himself through college. Since an accident which killed his father and injured his mother, Jesse has also taken on the role of carer. He has far less time than he’d like to shoot hoops with his friends, develop his relationship with the girl he’s fallen for, and get his old Firebird back on the road. As if life wasn’t hard enough without his mentor and role model.
Gradually, with his mother on the long road to recovery, life seems to be improving. That is until the day he witnesses a domestic incident at the home of one of his customers and finds himself dragged unwillingly into their problems. Things reach an alarming peak when he discovers a note addressed to him in the family’s milk box.
Selected without his consent, Jesse faces the daunting task of ridding the community of a violent drug dealer, along with all of his baggage. If he is not careful, Jesse could lose everything he loves and has rebuilt.
It is December 2017 and a sweeping religious movement is gaining traction in the United States. As spiritual leaders diligently work to spread the Word of God to the people, liberal factions in the world of pharmaceutical and scientific development create a secret society with a dark mission: to thwart the group’s conservative impact on what society considers to be morally acceptable. As a string of church-related murders plague the nation, the FBI and local authorities race to locate the assassin responsible. As angelic hosts enter the scene to protect and intervene, only time will tell who will win this compelling battle of good versus evil.
In this riveting supernatural thriller, a chilling murder spree places a church leader in the crosshairs of a killer determined to stop a religious movement.
Detective Al Warner is back at work, recovered from his deadly final encounter that ended the hunt for The Prom Dress Killer.
Meanwhile, Ashton Kerry is furious his in-laws, who both died in a flaming boating accident, left him nothing in their will—but his wife’s massive trust fund provides all he can spend. Determined to have his own stash so he can ditch his family and be with his mistress, he enlists the Cuban mafia to ship cocaine via his company, packaged as brochures. Kerry is paid a nice percentage of their value. But in setting this up, the Cubans murder five of his employees, drowning them in a fake auto accident. Then Kerry’s ties to the Cubans become more complicated–and dangerous–than he ever expected.
Warner’s gut tells him the accidental drowning of five factory workers is highly suspicious, and his “gut” is seldom wrong. It’s one of two cases the “Hero of Miami” is zeroing in on. The other puzzler is the exploding rash of deadly ODs from fentanyl-laced heroin—White Death. The drug is so lethal, Warner suspects the fatalities may be intentional. Soon everything erupts into a series of stunning revelations and deadly confrontations, with Warner once again thrust into mortal danger.
On completion of her training as an agent of the interstellar federation’s Anthropological Service, Elana is sent to a world whose people may soon destroy their civilization. Since not enough is understood about the situation to justify any interference with their evolution, the Service has no power to act; its agents must go as helpless observers, posing as natives, in the hope of gaining knowledge that may help to save other worlds. This passive role proves intolerable to the young, inexperienced agent assigned to the same city as Elana, a city under totalitarian rule. After falling in love with a local girl who has become Elana’s closest friend, he identifies too completely with the natives and unwittingly endangers the entire world by a well-meant but ill-advised attempt to intervene. Forced to assume responsibility for undoing the damage, Elana finds that only she–at great cost–can prevent an immediate war of annihilation.
From the reviews:
“A surprising, haunting, poetic book . . . full of provocative philosophical and psychological questions as well as tense adventure and romance.” —Commonweal
“Gripping psychological science fiction . . . the relationship between the heroine and her sophisticated, unbrutish interrogator is beautifully balanced and adds another dimension to a story which is already multi-faceted.” —Times Literary Supplement, London
“The author has a direct, forceful style of writing that sparks the reader’s imagination.” —Publisher’s Weekly
I said I could do casual…and swore I’d never fall in love.
I know all about her type.
Dirt poor. Check.
Gold digger. Check. Check.
Marcella’s hot as hell and just as intriguing. I live in a swanky Vegas penthouse on top of my equally posh boutique casino. She’s lived in a dilapidated seventies trailer far too long to have patience for billionaire playboys like me that can just snap their fingers and have women fall at their feet, begging to be dominated. She stands for everything I despise. Which is why my obsession with her makes zero sense.
She’s innocence incarnate…I’m the guy who steals it. I can have anything I want, whenever I want it.
And I want her.
Marcella Castillo needs to be taught a lesson. She thinks she’s not the kind of girl I can buy and sell. She’s wrong. But somewhere along the line, the boundaries blur. In my heart, I feel a newfound tenderness and vulnerability that I’ve never known. This woman pulls at my heart strings until my solid walls come tumbling down and I let her in. And I’m happy.
The happiest I’ve ever been since my dad took himself six feet under leaving me with four younger brothers to raise.
Until a vicious sociopath and a haunting secret from Marcella’s past threatens to destroy every single thing I’ve just sold my soul to possess.
In 1961 the mob still ruled Hot Springs, Arkansas and had Sheriff Bates under their thumb. When babies are being kidnapped in nearby Pine Hollow, Bates has to put this case to bed before the bosses come down from Chicago. They don’t need the heat of a major investigation that could involve the feds.
Who is taking the babies? Is the current case connected to the disappearance of babies 25 years ago?
In a desperate move to solve the case before the FBI has to be called in, Bates decides to arrest Leslie Richards, the new woman in town, even though there is only thin circumstantial evidence against her. Better for it to be a stranger taking those babies and not one of their own.
Leslie has left New York with her ten-year-old daughter, Mandy, hoping to escape from the secrets of her past and the ruins of a relationship, only to discover that there is little peace for her in Pine Hollow, Arkansas.
WHEN FORCED BETWEEN WHAT IS RIGHT AND WHAT YOU ARE DESTINED TO, WHICH WILL YOU CHOOSE?
My life was always a mess. I’ve been alone since I was young. Meeting Ghost changed all that for me.
Hells Fire gave me a place to call home. My actions from the past have followed me though.
Things get complicated when I meet Aria. I wasn’t looking for more than a weekend of hot sex. I got a lot more than that though.
When I find out who her father is, my life is thrown in another direction.
Being forced to choose between what is right and what I’m forced into becomes my new struggle. Forced between a life I never wanted and one I’m not sure of will be my breaking point.