REALITY IS NOT A FAIRYTALE. CAN A VICTIM OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING HAVE A HAPPY ENDING AFTER YEARS OF ABUSE AND DEGRADATION? ESPECIALLY WHEN HER ONLY FOCUS IS GETTING PAYBACK…
At eighteen, Yoko Hirano falls into the tentacles of a human trafficking organization and is forced into prostitution. Her first sexual experience is nothing more than a rape, so she becomes traumatized and her opinions about men are low and unflattering. She uses her charms only as means of manipulation.
Four years later she meets the tall, dark and charming antiques dealer Mark Chandler. They both acknowledge the complicated chemistry between them, but Yoko’s grand scheme of things doesn’t involve falling in love, nor does she think Mark would want her if he found out about her past.
To get revenge and prevent other girls from sharing her fate, she plans to ruin the Chinese triad that has destroyed her life and innocence. However, Mark can be an asset in her plans of bringing down the powerful mobster Michael Chen and his interlopers. Together, they make quite a formidable pair…
A year after being left at the altar, headstrong E.R Nurse, Lana McKenzie is finally piecing her life back together. Tired of seeing her ex and his new girlfriend at every turn, she longs for blissful solitude and can’t wait to enjoy a peaceful vacation alone in the mountains. However, her plans go awry when a rude stranger literally crashes into her life and mind.
Handsome and wealthy bad-boy, Kayden Capshaw is struggling with the death of his brother, while also trying to escape the claws of his controlling mother. In his grief, he wants to lay low and avoid the fallout from his last run-in with the law, but that becomes impossible when he finds himself snowed in with the distracting Lana.
Despite their friction, the ice between them thaws every minute they spend together, and they find that they have more in common than realized. Will the fiery passion they crave in each other burn bright, or will outside forces put out the flames?
Twenty years earlier, Donna and Angie shared an intimate weekend in Cancun. So when Donna drops by for a visit, the passion of that long ago weekend ignites anew, but Donna comes strapped with a surprise. And when they’re caught by Angie’s husband Dan, the surprises keep on coming.
A secret she never wanted to reveal…
Wynter Simmons was haunted by flashbacks. A year since the incident and she’s still not herself. Just as afraid and ashamed as if it all happened yesterday. Then she met him.
A dream he never wanted to end…
Rafael Tapiro was always drifting. As the new bassist for the up and coming band Country Blue, things are finally looking up. But with just one look he’s a goner. The music led him to her.
Can they be what the other needs?
Because love comes when you least expect it and when you don’t think you deserve it…
Kate Woods is a simple girl from the farmlands of Texas who has never been overseas before, much less anywhere else. When she gets the job offer of a lifetime right after graduating college, she has to pinch herself to make sure she’s not dreaming. How can she pass up the opportunity to travel to a mysterious, exotic city in the middle of the Arabian Desert?
When Kate steps off the plane in the Middle East it’s a culture shock and she has to learn to adapt to an exotic, rich and lavish lifestyle’s she’s not used to back in Texas. As she’s learning the ropes at her new job she meets a dark, mysterious and handsome man named Alejandro.
Why is he so interested in her, a vanilla girl from the south, from thousands of miles away?
As Kate and Alejandro grow closer, Kate discovers that this wealthy sexy city has some dark, probing secrets that threaten to escape.
This book of poems was meant to spark conversation about the things we often question in life but rarely discuss it is also infused with lessons learned that go beyond the surface in hopes that it will cause some to change their perspective about a thing or two. Colloquies are just conversations and these conversations are universal
“Atlanta’s Most Eligible Bachelor” has it all. His career was on the rise at Whitman Stacks, LLC., a law firm located on the perimeter of Atlanta. His cell phone rang constantly of women who wanted to possess the man with deep blue eyes and sandy blonde hair. Women of all ages fell for his boyishly handsome good looks and his impeccable manners. He was elusive to any type of commitment. “Three date max” was his motto until crossing paths with Lisa Dunbar.
After a moderately successful career as a traveling professional soccer player, Lisa has finally come home to settle down and start her career as a newly licensed CPA in Atlanta. She is hired at Grant & Co. CPA’s by Mona Grant. Staunchly independent, Lisa takes life’s challenges as they come. She’s satisfied with her single status as an African American woman and has no time to look for love. Her chance meeting with a man that she only knows as a commitment phobic bachelor alters her plans for her future.
The meeting, explosive. The romance intense. This first book in the “Southern Men Don’t Fall In Love” series explores how fate can set the time and place for a romance to begin.
Dominique- Louisiana’s most devastating natural disaster tore Dominique from her loved ones. She moved to California to escape the memories and forget the pain. With top-notch looks and a keen business sense, she has all the tools to get what she wants out of life. But the loss she suffered might have crippled her from seeking the one thing she needs most, love.
Angela- A single mother of two young boys, Angela’s overwhelmed with responsibilities. After divorcing a husband who chose the streets over his family, she’s ready to experience life in new ways. When she meets Prince, she sees the opportunity to test her fresh independence. When emotions get involved, will she settle for the fling and move on, independence intact, or allow herself to depend on others for once.
Nyla- Young and strong, yet tender of heart, Nyla jumped into adulthood with both feet. She’s driven by passion and courage, while still hindered by innocence and fear. All men have an agenda. They want the same thing. She quit them all until she met Prince. She didn’t know what he had going on. Something so uncommon can’t be safe. Can she see herself diving into something so bizarre, or has her experiences already left her too jaded to explore the unknown?
Prince- All his life girls thought his friendship was too valuable to risk losing by having sex with him. Tired of being stuck in the friend zone, he thought leaving Mr. Nice Guy behind would be the answer to all his problems. But after meeting Dominique… and Angela… and Nyla, his idea of who he’s supposed to be changes. What he comes to find will challenge our expectations, question the rules of love, and redefine the cliché of Happily Ever After…
Two years ago, Freya Wilson accidentally hit an Amish man with her car, killing him instantly. She left him and drove away, terrified her violent ex would locate her using his police connections if she turned herself in.
Adam Lapp, the victim’s brother, left the Amish after his brother Robert’s death to become a police officer at Covert Police Detectives Unit and seek justice for his brother’s death. After getting some information from a witness, he makes it his personal mission to track down the mysterious woman in the silver car who killed Robert and left him dead in the street.
He wants to make her pay.
When Freya tells him the truth, he doesn’t arrest her as planned. He expected the woman who killed his brother to be heartless and cruel. He never expected her to a timid, kind, and beautiful woman who is running for her life from a controlling ex who wants her dead.
He didn’t expect his heart to want to forgive her and get to know her more.
When Freya asks him to take her to his family so she can also tell them what happened, he agrees.
But when Freya meets Robert’s parents Hannah and Aaron Lapp, along with his widow Mariah, will she have the courage to say what she came there to say, or will she crumble?
Will she find hope in the ashes, or just more darkness and sorrow?
Bonus: Includes an excerpt from Ashley’s upcoming novel Amish Under Fire, the sequel to Undercover Amish!
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Life doesn’t come with an instruction manual, and carnal delights are nothing new for the wanderer paving a way in the world. Giving in to every indulgence and piece of bare flesh is what the city demands. But when a French beauty stands out from the crowd, Will is forced to choose between aimless wandering and the growing desire for something real.
Love knows no boundaries and bridges the gap between creed and culture. Whether prince or pauper, beauty or beast, cupid entangles unsuspecting hearts. From the exchange of a glance to the throes of romance, follow these couples as they discover that love has no limits. Indulge your taste for adventure with ten diverse tales from familiar and exotic parts of the globe. Shades of Love is brought to you by a select group of award-winning and best-selling writers, whose stories feature couples who close the cultural divide through their love.