An interplanetary crime syndicate.
A debt, long overdue.
An assassin gone rogue.
Love. Revenge. Betrayal.
Although he knows it will mean the end of his relationship with both the Crime Syndicate and his long-time lover, Captain Victoria Maruska, Damian can’t let sleeping dogs lie. After overcoming his captain’s well-intended efforts to hold him back, Damian sets off to exact his revenge on the man who had once left him to die on the barren wastelands of Earth. . . .
Victoria may not know where to look, but she knows she has to find him. Following Damian’s disappearance and the not-so-mysterious murder of one of his superiors, the Syndicate has called Captain Maruska’s loyalty into question. As a result, she has been assigned the unenviable job of leading a task force to hunt him down. . . .
On the outs with his lover and on the run from trained killers, Damian DuFonte is . . .
an Assassin Marked.
Felicia, the woman left stranded in the wake of her husband’s death—the man who loved all except her. She was a sly temptress who was hated by all under the pretense that she actually murdered her spouse. Taking to booze and cheap thrills she set off to ruin her image and did so in spades. Then along came Paul, a down-on-his-luck singer who found employment taking care of Felicia’s mansion. But he soon found himself swept in a whirlpool of death, deceit and decadence as a romance blossomed—but the only thing stripped down was Felicia’s twisted barriers.
Then, Celestine’s heritage had left in her a strain too wild, too rebellious to be dealt with successfully by the simple folk who adopted her from the loving arms of Sister Rosalia. Child born of sin, destined to love and be loved . . . but always by the wrong man. That’s the story of Celestine or, as she came to think of herself, The Forsaken One. It is a story of adventure and misadventure, of love and of hate.
Molly Wilkes’ life was unraveling. She had no idea that her boss/lover, renowned plastic surgeon Bill Hargrove, was married. When she found out, she had no idea as she chased him for a decent reference that it would lead to two death attempts for her or a life-committing romance when she least expected it with the hunky detective, Brady Mulligan, who was determined to unravel the mystery and find justice for her. She certainly had no idea who the killer would actually turn out to be or that she would be capable of such mercy.
Recently divorced, Karen Wilson, bought a house with history. A history with a killer and murder wrapped in this steamy suspense thriller. She had a habit of falling too hard, too fast and when the sexy Bruce Jackson stepped into her life, it was no different. Little did she realize the threat this new romance would bring or the innocent baby at the center of the madness.
It’s 1915 in the heat of WWI. Two friends heading to England aboard the British ocean liner, RMS Lusitania, meet and fall in love with a charismatic woman. After battling for her affection, Rachel Williams makes her decision, beginning a journey that no one can predict or soon forget. For the next thirty years, Rachel is forced to live with the choice she made, as the dominos fall around her, sequentially.
Is there a sinister force at work? Who can Rachel trust? Will Rachel ultimately regret her decision when she learns how it impacted others?
Set in America and Europe, history and fiction intertwine, commencing with the sinking of Lusitania. Historical events like The Russian Revolution, Prohibition, The Great Depression and World Wars I and II also play important roles in the lives of the characters and the decisions they make to love, betray, forgive, and reconcile.
Fifteen-year-old Lacey Mayford has been infatuated with Matthew since she was a little girl. Matthew, a half-breed Indian, doesn’t see her as anything more than a little girl cousin. How can she convince him that she is growing into a beautiful young woman he should consider?
In the frontier town near the turn of the century, Matthew Thorton is blamed for Luther Hannibal’s murder after an altercation with Luther over stolen furs. Lacey defends Matthew with the help of a teacher, Felix Grackle. They look into other suspects who could have killed Luther Hannibal. Matthew’s father Luke and his best friend Jacque Pierre are looking for the person responsible for stealing the furs. They believe the thief might have something to do with Luther Hannibal’s murder.
Will Lacey be able to clear Matthew’s name? Will Luke and Jacque Pierre find the man who stole the furs? Will the vigilantes stop the Whiskey Rebellion without bloodshed? The truth is far more sinister than anyone could imagine.
Staring out at the sunset. Water ebbing, and flowing over his feet. John Gabriel Warden finally felt content. He found paradise. Not only did he find paradise, but he bought a house and bar on it. Things couldn’t get any better than this. That’s what Warden thought. Until he met her. Warden didn’t start out looking for love, but destiny put them on a path towards each other. What she or Warden didn’t know was that his troubled past would be coming back to haunt them.
In this action packed adventure, Warden and his friends will be shocked out of their relative calm. Just when they put their old lives behind them, they will be forced once again to respond with the violence of action. There is no shying away from it; scores will need to be settled. They will have to see if they can muster enough strength to make it through this one last devastating struggle between life and death. Will they be able to wake from this nightmare, or will their dreams that became a reality be forever ruined? They didn’t start this fight, but they are more than ready to finish it.
Vampires, werewolves, voodoo…It’s always stranger in Louisiana.
Randi Browne is quite literally on a quest to find herself when she arrives in Lafayette. She’s also on the run from the cops for impersonating someone else, but the law is the least of her worries. There’s something on the hunt for her, something dark and sinister that won’t stop until she’s dead. Can someone from her forgotten past be the key to her survival?
The only reason Isaac Bertrand lets the runaway, Randi, move in with him is because he owes somebody a favor. But with things heating up between Isaac’s band of vampires and a werewolf biker gang, distractions like the sexy houseguest could prove deadly. Randi reminds Isaac of the antebellum adventuress who broke his frostbitten heart. Can he trust the past not to repeat itself?
Step into a world where history never dies and the thrills last forever. This book is packed with mystery, sex and magic, and you won’t want to put it down! Add this paranormal romance masterpiece to your collection today.
Wedding Tales continues the magic of the inspirational love story told in Mary Sullivan Esseff's previous book, The Butterfly & The Snail. On January 29, 1966, as Rebecca Butler and Khalil Khoury exchange vows, an unexpected blizzard piles up snow so deep that it shuts down the East Coast for a week. Snowed in family members pass the time by sharing tales of why their ancestors emigrated to America. Wedding Tales, Book One: Love's Journey contains stories of Rebecca's German and Khalil's Lebanese ancestors who underwent religious persecution, murder, and treachery that forced them to leave their homelands.
Wedding Tales, Book One: Love’s Journey provides stories of Rebecca and Khalil’s ancestors who overcome great hardships while they display courage and fortitude in the face of horrific events. In the late 1800s, Rebecca’s German ancestors experience murder and attempted rape by the son of a wealthy German nobleman. Khalil’s Lebanese forbears face massacre resulting from marauding renegade soldiers during the last years of the Ottoman Empire.
Despite how terribly they are injured, we learn how both sets of ancestors forgive those who wronged them. The ability to forgive their enemies seems almost miraculous. Is it this forgiveness that enables their ancestors’ to survive and grow as they face the inevitable hardships in their new lives in North America?
The account does not end here. In the sequel, Wedding Tales, Book Two: Honeymoon Caper resumes the suspense-building saga of Rebecca and Khalil on their honeymoon as well as the ongoing journeys of their predecessors’ journey to America. In Wedding Tales, Rebecca and Khalil display the strength and resiliency of their ancestors.
Although these events took place over a hundred years ago, the same issues are evident in the world today: the plight of immigrants fleeing from terror in their homelands, facing cultural differences in the new world, overcoming prejudice and intolerance, finding employment that pays a living wage, and more. Anyone who experiences intolerance or prejudice, whether as an immigrant or a native-born citizen, will identify with the struggles of Rebecca and Khalil and their ancestors. Readers are sure to gain invaluable insights from how the characters resolve and overcome adversities.
A WRONG WAY HOME – Riverton Road Romantic Suspense Series
Book 1 – Matt & Kara’s Story
Going home can be dangerous…
Kara Cartwright returns to her hometown on the same night Anthony Benton is murdered. But she knows nothing about that or how it will unhinge her life. She only knows she vowed never to come back to Riverton or to see Matt Kalli – the man she once loved then ran away from.
Matt has made a vow of his own. He’ll never forgive Kara, the woman who loved him then betrayed him nine years ago. And he can’t forgive himself for the way she’s stuck in his heart.
All these two have in common is their undeniable attraction for each other and their hatred of Anthony Benton. Now Benton’s dead and they could be suspects. People they care deeply about could be suspects too. That gives Matt and Kara something else in common – a perilous search for the real killer before he murders again.
A Wrong Way Home is the first book in The Riverton Road Romantic Suspense Series featuring the Kalli family, the four Kalli brothers and others who find safety and a warm welcome at Kalli Corner on Riverton Road. A Year of Summer Shadows is Book 2 and launched on June 22, 2015. A Villain for Vanessa will be Book 3.
Since Malachy Garrett inherited his father’s investigations business, he has hated the boring daily grind of the office, yearning for the days long-past and the excitement and danger of cases now handed over to his staff.
Those agents include the beautiful but deadly Ana Belaruski, whose current case threatens to expose a skeleton of family secrets that could destroy Malachy and everything he and his father created.
As the mystery deepens, they find themselves in a desperate race to uncover a double agent in their midst. Will Malachy’s
feelings for Ana cloud his judgement, and will he risk everything for a woman who may or may not share the same
Determined to forget her ex-fiancé, and gather the remains of her betrayed heart, Charisma Claiborne scrapes together her hard earned pennies for a dream trip to Las Vegas. On her first day in town, she has an accident with an eccentric casino owner. Enthralled by his good looks, she falls into his bed for a steamy one night stand.
But Hunt Blackwater is more than a mysterious, gorgeous casino owner. Rumors of a Native American curse and a string of inexplicable deaths follow in his wake. But the most terrifying is his ability to reach right into Charisma’s soul and make her want the things she’s convinced herself she can do without.
Unwilling to get in over her head, Charisma cuts her trip short and returns home, but trouble seems to follow her. With remembered whispers of curses in her ears, and the lingering smell of death in her nose, she wonders if she is his next victim. Things go from puzzling to harrowing as Charisma comes face to face with the greatest betrayal she could ever imagine.