The dull, boring life of Leila Ulric stretches into the horizon. Little does she know that a new moon rises in the dark skies and brings with it a world of terrible and fantastic creatures known as werewolves. An insatiable curiosity drives her to learn more about these monsters, and so she travels on a journey that will redefine who she is and what she knows.
A new time. A new planet. A new world. New technologies. Two new humanoid species. A new war.The two species separate, but in the removal, some of the best are left behind among the worst. Captured and held as slaves, they are treated cruelly for entertainment. Torture. Pain.Annabel, endures a year of such cruelty, kept alive only by way of syringes which, while healing, cause a greater agony. She discovers a secret held by their leader, and decides to help her own kind by escaping-even if it means a final death, preferable to the life she has endured.Her escape succeeds, and she joins her own kind at the other end of the planet. Among her new friends she meets many who help her adjust to their happier life. Will Annabel find romance? Or will another war break her down?
“This is a great sci-fi/fantasy romance, with a great high fantasy beginning reminiscent of JRR Tolkien’s Silmarillion. As the characters and their world unfold, you will not be able to pull yourself out until it is done, and then anxiously await for the author to return with a new story! Glorious romantic fantasy that will make your spirit and imagination soar, swooping through the air on black wings!” — Thomas M. Strait
“I give this book “Black Wings” five stars, as I truly enjoyed the intensity of it, very much so. I was worried, and distraught, wanting only the best to turn out. This was a truly enjoyable book, very sentimental. I felt the words like they were meant to be read, truly emotionally impacting me, every inch of the way!” — Deneale’s Book Buzz
“It’s been a while since I read a Sci-Fi/Fantasy story that grabbed me. This one did. If it wasn’t for the fact that I have to work to pay bills I would have just read straight through without stopping. The story takes you into the future of Earth and what could be or in this case what did happen. Chock full of goodies this Science-fiction novel will have you rooting for the heroine, Annabel and hating the Varkins with such passion you want to jump in the story and take care of business. Highly recommend if you are a Sci-fi/fantasy reader.” — Amazon customer
“I absolutely love this book! I would give Black Wings 10 stars if I could! It is well plotted and keeps you guessing, you think you know what will happen next and she takes you in a whole new direction! The author takes you on an adventure you will not soon forget! I hope there is a sequel” — Amazon customer
She was everything he wanted … if he could keep her.
A damaged woman …
Brin Moretti has been scarred, body and soul, by her grifter of a father. Her art supports the family, but she’s kept a virtual prisoner. Love, respect, trust … those things are alien to her. But her will to survive and escape the hell created for her is undaunted.
A hungry man …
Grizzly shifter Chuck Kirkland has the life he wants. He enjoys the solitude of working as a craftsman, then retreating to the isolated cave he’s transformed into a luxury home. Only one thing is missing: his mate. Both man and bear feel the urgent need to find her, and soon.
A race against time …
When Brin seizes a chance to get away, fate brings her to the Pine Ridge bear shifters. In Chuck’s arms, she can finally begin to heal … but her father won’t let her go so easily. Can the bear shifter keep his mate safe, or will she be lost to him forever?
Saved by the Bear is the third standalone novel in the Pine Ridge Shifters series. It contains dark and gritty moments that may be disturbing to some readers, as well as steamy hot scenes and adult language.
For a limited time, the first novel in the series: Flight of the Eagle, is included as a bonus. Buy this book, get another free!
Levi and Eli are like brothers and they were supposed to go herding together, but when Eli had an accident, his wife had to come instead. During the time spent herding sheep together in the prairie they start to feel attracted to each other. But fearing the community’s and her husbands response and consequences of their actions Rebecca and Levi have to sort out their real feelings and decide what is the correct thing to do.
Like a richly woven bridal sari, The Chrysalis unfolds with vivid colorfulness, intricate details, and unexpected delight, along with plenty of wrinkles and creases. As Sarai traverses the fine line between honoring her Indian heritage and being true to her own Western mindset, her story unveils the kaleidoscope of human emotion from ecstasy to heartbreak to triumph, along with every nuance in between.
The Chrysalis will quickly weave a cocoon around readers, taking them on a magical carpet ride from the US to the tropical villages of Kerala, India to the romantic canals of Venice and back. But what begins with a story of a young Indian girl facing the pressures of an arranged marriage quickly crescendos into a complex and layered story about family, love, friendship, and ultimately, about life itself—a realization that Life is truly a journey… and that it is often the dead-ends and unexpected detours we experience in Life that lead us to our ultimate destination… and to our most powerful, life-transforming Truths.
The Hutchinson sisters grew up under the piercing, pious stare of a preacher’s wife. Plagued by her ever-disappointed refrain, “Well, it’s not my favorite.” Their search to find their own way in the world has not been a screaming success.
Gwenn is a good girl, a responsible girl…a miserable girl. Her steady diet of vivid fantasies is the only part of her life she enjoys. She daydreams of new parents, a more exciting job and an actual love life. She struggles to run a business as The Organizer, while she stacks relationship carcasses in the closet of her own completely unorganized life. Her only real friend is her younger sister, Rachel.
Rachel is outgoing, risqué and happily gay. The only people who don’t know this little secret are her judgmental parents, Pastor Ed and Shirley. Rachel struggles mightily to dodge her mother’s constant attempts to set her up with “nice Christian boys”; while holding down a job at the bakery and keeping up with her rock-star girlfriend!
Gwenn uncovers a photo that brings her imaginary world careening into reality. She’s forced to ask herself if wealthy artist, Daniel Gregory is the answer she’s been seeking or a grand delusion.
Break-ups, meltdowns, family secrets, wild nights and finally a journey of self-discovery to exotic New Zealand keep Gwenn and Rachel stumbling toward independence.
So grab your parka and join the Hutchinson girls, as they experience the Lake Effect in Duluth, Minnesota!
It’s been two years since Noah and Ronan got married. They’ve settled into their new home in Dublin, Ireland, started a new Club Clover nightclub and have very-much enjoyed their married life and their new chapter together.
But after two years of doing anything they’ve wanted, just the two of them, Ronan and Noah just might be feeling a void in their lives that they’re unsure about filling.
In this third installment of the Noah and Ronan Series, the two make the life-changing decision to have a baby. Between an overwhelming process, struggles, disagreements and lots of insecurities about fatherhood along the way, Ronan and Noah come to find comfort in their melody more than ever before as they await their little miracle.
“The greatest love letter ever written.” Two soul mates find each other, only to be separated for a short time thereafter. Separated by miles and inaccessible to each other via phone, fax or email, one soul mate occupies his/her days (we are never told the sex of either soul mate, which makes the book all the more fascinating) by writing the stories of their past lives together. Though their gender, bodies, and sexual orientation change each life, the recurring thread is the love they share with each other. Each chapter represents a different past life the lovers share with each other.
With the war beginning Conal finds his paws full. Things are beginning to push him to the edge of his own beliefs. His toleration for his brother, Akil, is wearing thin. Just when he thought things could not get any worse he learns his father Phantom, the God of death, has plans for his best friend. Time is running out for Conal when he finds himself in a race against time to save Tao from the fate he had been hiding from him ever since they were pups. Though Conal’s obstacles are not the only things to clash into mysteries unexpected as there are other wolves falling into fates they had never dreamed possible. The darkness that cloaks the world is beginning to seem only darker as time passes by. With someone in the shadows spying upon the packs of Whistling Waters a mysterious new character is born.
Time to Retire is a new mystery/romance novel that offers a glimpse into the adventures of retirement living.
Things are not quite what they seem at Sunset Gardens, an active adult retirement community in California. The directors of the Homeowner’s Association has been handling money in questionable ways, there’s secret meetings occurring at The Silent Front, a former speakeasy, and an influential resident recently committed suicide. Reporter Willy Herbst, approaching retirement, is curious about what’s going on in the neighboring community “over the hill.” He and his eager intern, Sally Saginaw, team up to investigate. Their discoveries are surprising…
Time to Retire is filled with mystery, romance, and adventure, as Willy and Sally explore the lifestyles of aging retirees.
“A gripping narrative that reads like a mystery, entertaining and thought-provoking.” – Doug Hergert, columnist and author of Nothing in Paris and Can’t Get It In France
“A realistic description of a retirement community. Living in such a place, I recognize the foibles of members, the clubs, and the Board as vivid and humorous. Holds your interest… an enjoyable read that I recommend.” – Samuel P. Oliner, author of Altruism, Intergroup Apology, Forgiveness and Reconciliation, and The Nature of Good and Evil
“…A current American chronicle poignantly surveying the dreams, heartaches, and successes of our life scene.” – Walter M. Bortz II, M.D., author of Next Medicine: The Science and Civics of Health and Roadmap to 100
Brockton is a typical American small town—or so it would seem. But to the citizens of this rural Mid-Atlantic community, it anything but normal. It is the type of town where jaywalking, an unfavorable appearance, or an absent-minded slip of the tongue could criminalize you…for life!
Mort and Emily Avery find out just how difficult life in Brockton can be when they stop in for dinner at the local diner. Before their first day in town is over, they find themselves looking at life in prison—for cancelling their order. Then, as if spurred by the newcomers’ arrival, the townsfolk find themselves caught up in a deadly game of cat and mouse. Who can bring order to a town caught in the throes of iniquity?
“Thirty-nine year old Howard Perkins is a public relations agent living on Long Island and working in New York City. As a divorced man nearing forty years old he makes an observation about himself, and other ‘thirty-somethings’, that the end of the thirties brings panic that manifests in uncharacteristic behaviors. For Howard, his friends, and his old band mates, those behaviors run the gamut of everything from the reunion of a rock band, a visit to a nudist resort, a visit to a peep show, and even falling in love.”
Rush Mullens saw her parents, Joseph and Carmen, being murdered before her eyes as an 8 year old child– ten cloaked figures destroying her once peaceful life. She did not know the men responsible, but she would find them. She wanted revenge…she needed it.
When Lord Justin Maston came to take her in to his care, she vowed she would use this opportunity to find the murderer’s she chased. She did not think she would also find a boy she could love more than her own life.
Bailey Maston had never supposed to mean any more to her than a friend, one who could protect her from the new lifestyle she had been forced into. What he had become though was a young man who could take her breath away, and steal her heart.
Rush knew Bailey knew nothing of her family, or the life she was raised to live. She doubted should he learn the truth that he would understand. She could not let him endanger the revenge she so craved to seek. Nor could she ignore that she was willing to risk all – her past, her life, her reputation – just to sample an ounce of passion from this man.
Bailey Maston wanted to find a woman – the perfect woman – to give his heart to. He wanted to trust that such a person could exist that would never betray him. Everything he had seen in his young life, both at home and in society, told him what a foolish dream this was. Such a woman could never exist. Even if she did, he doubted she would ever willingly give her heart to a love-starved boy like him.
Foolish though his dream was, Bailey could not help being drawn to the young orphaned girl his parents had taken in.
He wanted her friendship and the attention she so willingly offered to him.
He craved to feel the passion he knew was hidden deep inside her.
What he did not want was to fall in love with her.
When Bailey finally discovers the truth of Rush’s life, and the revenge she was enacting, he feels betrayed. Foolish though it was, he hopes that beyond this betrayal may yet lay the woman he has always yearned to find…a woman he craved to give his well-guarded heart to.
From a lush valley in the country to a fast-paced city under the California sun, Jenny’s story is a true to life adventure. Mature and disciplined with a competitive spirit, Jenny enjoys working alongside her father.
However, problems arise when her father is injured and she is responsible for the care of the family farm. Matters of the heart become an issue when David captures her attention. After he seemingly drops out of her life as suddenly as he had appeared, Jenny is puzzled and hurt.
She heads off to California for a visit and meets the intriguing, handsome Mic. Stepping into Mic’s upper-class social scene is an ego boost for Jenny until her background and dreams are mocked. Feeling alone in the crowd, Jenny faces choices that could change the course of her life.
High school junior Amy has a dilemma – she yearns for someone special to keep her company, but her shy, self-doubting nature is proving a major problem for her. Only making matters worse for Amy, the school fancy dress gala is just weeks away, and no one has asked her to be their date. It looks like Amy may well be twiddling her thumbs at home the night of the ball, without a date. An unexpected encounter with easy-going sports star Jake, though, may just change all this, but deep down, Amy’s unsure if Jake really likes her, as he’s giving her mixed signals. Amy can’t work out whether Jake really is the nice guy he seems to be, or just another sweet-talker, with only one thing on his mind.
As if Amy isn’t confused enough already enter the very enticing Chad and Francine, who have a secret, if very seductive, agenda on their minds. The seemingly confident Chad and Francine, though, have always wanted Amy and Jake, but, have never had the courage to admit it to them. Alluring Chad, Jake’s t-shirt ditching sporting rival, and sly drama queen Francine, spurred on by Amy and Jake’s blossoming friendship, will try anything to have them, but a certain little secret may just get in the way of them achieving their dream…
Henderson is a small, old-fashioned town. Growing up here proved tough for Noah Nash, as he knew the truth he lived would never be accepted in this town, even by his family. To him, all he had was his keyboard.
Until one day, that all changed when Noah met Ronan Shea. Ronan’s confidence, wisdom and pride inspires Noah to finally, happily live his truth for the entire town to see.
This is a story of two young men and their journey to a relationship, fighting for equality and listening to their melody while striving to live in harmony.