True love does not exist…or so event planner Tessa Adams learns the day she gets jilted—twenty-four hours prior to walking down the aisle. One-night stands are much easier, and with sexy philanthropists like David Brenner, how can she resist? Now if she could just get rid of him. Had she known the biggest event of her career would be working for David’s father, she would have cut and run. Instead, she’s unwittingly become a part of his parents’ plan to destroy his life-long dreams. Will sacrificing her love protect him or be the ultimate betrayal?
Wealthy and gorgeous, David Brenner seemingly holds the world in the palm of his hand—his generous heart and infectious smile are just two in an endless stream of attractive qualities. But the one thing he wants, he can’t have—a repeat of the passionate night he spent in the arms of a skittish Tessa Adams. His family’s far-reaching power threatens to crush their dreams. To prove his love, he would risk everything…but will the return of her ex-fiancé be their final undoing?
Caught behind enemy lines at the Battle of Waterloo, nurse Jane Wetherby is forced to seek shelter with British operative Lord Edward Kellington. After a night of passion, the two are separated. With nothing but the alias Jane used to protect her family, Lord Edward is unable to find the woman he can’t forget.
Seven years later, Jane courts scandal by serving as the unofficial surgeon in the village of Marston Vale. When Edward arrives to formalize his betrothal to a viscount’s daughter in accordance with his late father’s wishes, Jane has no choice but to watch the match proceed. When a threat from the past emerges, Jane must join forces with Edward to safeguard her loved ones. But at what risk to her heart…
This book contains explicit language and adult situations.
A dangerous liaison ignites the bloodlust of a merciless killer
When a beautiful socialite is savagely murdered in Chicago’s Oz Park, Detectives Gabriel Cronan and Angel Ramirez find her last hours have a sinister tie to two lovers. One is a mystery and the other is a famous violin virtuoso.
A child prodigy turned world class musician, Ethan Chandler is young, handsome—and blind. He’s surrounded by admirers with insatiable appetites for his undeniable talent and guileless charm. From doting society women to fanatical stalkers and brazen gold diggers, the reclusive violinist’s life is filled with an inner circle of mesmerized sycophants who are skilled at keeping secrets.
After Cronan and Ramirez expose a shadowy connection between Ethan and the victim with a private elite sex club, they discover intimate desires and dark passions aren’t the only things worth hiding at all cost. A vicious killer will stop at nothing to settle a blood score.
When people think of mermaids, especially mermaids in literature, they’ll call to mind images of ethereal looking beauties gliding gracefully through a sky blue sea while delicately gripping a dolphin’s fin and smiling at the wonder of just being so damn perfect. They’ll think of names like ‘Saragosia’ and ‘Bedazzle’ and imagine kingdoms rising up out of the coral and seahorses used in place of real horses and unicorns with snorkels and gossamer wings (because it’s Pegasus too) and that barbie outfit they had when they were six when the feet poked out the bottom and Ariel and jewel-encrustred breasts and hair streaked with pink and purple and glitter somehow sliding gracefully up onto rocks and singing ‘Ah ah ah ah ah ah’ to attract their humans against a perfectly pink and purple sunset-
Well if those are your kind of Mermaids, you’re probably not going to like ‘The Marked Ones.’
If you’re anything like me, you like stories at their most scandalous. Like in True Blood when sweet little Sookie demands : ‘I’m a FUCKING FAIRY?!’ Or in Buffy when she gets sick of doing the right thing for mankind and nails Spike to the wall-and as they go at it, the building falls apart. Or you read the tent scene in Eclipse with these two hot guys and thought: ‘Damn girl! There’s room enough in that sleeping bag for three!’ I like my entertainment witty, realistic, and a little bit naughty.
Okay so I also ball my eyes out at the end of Anne Of Green Gables when Matthew dies in the milk pasture, or when Shadow comes limping home at the end of Homeward Bound, so I’m a sucker for sentiment as well-and I’m hoping that in The Marked Ones, I’ve combined everything I love best in a story.
Ivyanne Court is a mermaid princess and yes she’s beautiful, virtuous, kind and honestly hopes to do the right thing-and yet she’s completely over it. Who wouldn’t be? It’s been :’Yes mother, no mother, I won’t take the apple from the snake’ mother for twenty-eight years so when she finds herself out from under her parents loving gaze-she kind of ruins a lot of lives.
All in the name of doing ‘The Right thing,’ of course.
All of my characters are as flawed as any of us. Ivyanne wants her cake, but she’s already eaten half of it. Tristan, the golden-mer pin-up boy, knows he’s good and won’t apologize for it. Pintang is weighing the pros and cons of stealing her best friend’s man, and Ardhi learns that he’s more of a basket case than he thought and simply refuses to care about the consequences.
Yeah, think if Dawson Leery had been armed when he found out that Pacey had kissed Joey. That’s our antagonist.
AND THAT’S JUST THE MERS. The humans in the story are asking to be messed with.
My mermaids don’t reside under the sea. They’re the people you encounter every day in your life and think : ‘Hmm..bit of a random.’ They’re the hot lifeguards who take forever to age despite the fact that they’re in the summer sun, every day. It’s that striking girl who started mid-school year and vanished a few months later who you could never find again-it’s that hot summer romance you had asa teenager who doesn’t have a Facebook you can spy on, ten years later.
They can stay underwater only as long as dolphins, they reside on the coast and they can get around just fine with humans…but it costs them. And if they go too long without water, look out. They don’t have pet Dolphins, they don’t wear bikini tops that perfectly match their tail-and the only reason they’ll serenade you is to cover up whatever unethical thing they just did in your presence.
But it’s still a fairytail. And incredible things do still happen. Because I’m very aware that my story contradicts a lot of what I’ve heard about in this genre, I ease you into it. By book three however, the game has completely changed, and you won’t want to be anywhere else but Seaview.
I’ve never read a mermaid story-I didn’t want my vision compromised through other people’s glasses, but I’m going to get stuck into them now because at the end of the day, sometimes you just need a mermaid with glittery pink hair flipping under a rainbow.
Sammie Brown is involved with Jake, a biker, but it is his arrogant half brother that keeps invading her thoughts. Jake was an animal in bed but there was no fire, not like what she felt when his brother Mitch Baldwin kissed her.
Sammie reluctantly agrees to go to Sturgis with Jake to see if she should continue their relationship, and on the way she finds out that he is very different than he has led her to believe. He gets mad and abandons her, forcing her to accept the protection of his half brother Mitch, or “Cowboy” as the bikers call him.
The fire between Sammie and Mitch gets too hot to be refused and they give in to their passion, not knowing that Jake is watching. Mitch and Sammie realize that there is something special between them. Mitch vows to keep Sammie safe, but will he be able to protect her from his own brother?
After November Grey flies all the way from Toronto to attend a music academy in North Carolina, she is soon immersed in a world a lot different than the one she knew before. Just as she starts to get used to her new surroundings, though, she meets a mysterious boy named Titus who can swim like a fish and has eyes that glow in the dark. One night, when her friend forces her into a night visit to the lake, she finds Titus skulking around. Curious, she trails after him and runs into scaly green lizard men. She soon learns, to her horror, that anybody who sees these men, or “gators,” will be stalked and killed. Now, thanks to her stupid mistake, she must run for her life. But luckily, she has Titus around to protect her.
Marlo Croft, canine behaviorist at the Dog Haven Sanctuary in Halo Peak, Washington, has her life neatly organized. The trauma of her past is well buried, her emotions tamped down, and rehabilitating and rehoming damaged and unwanted dogs gives her the focused, contained life that makes her feel secure.
The arrival of a new rescue dog, Justice, also brings the unwelcome distraction of a handsome stranger who is to shadow Marlo and Justice through the dog’s rehabilitation.
Suffering guilt over the death of his wife, New Zealander Adam Guildford’s short contract in the US to research dog fighting is what he hopes will pull him out of the limbo he has floundered in for the past four years. He arrives prepared to tackle the emotional and behavioral needs of the rescued dogs, but completely unprepared for the way his presence unnerves Marlo and awakens his own dormant feelings.
As they start to gain Justice’s trust, Marlo loosens her grip on her inner fears and the simmering attraction between her and Adam heats up. Adam works carefully to dismantle the emotional barricades Marlo erected, until one day he unwittingly delivers the horror from Marlo’s past straight to her doorstep, an action that tears the three of them apart.
Princess Miri is a bitch and the heir to the throne and she might have accidentally fallen in love with a monster.
(A Cerys du Lys fantasy monster romance novel)
It’s common knowledge that everyone hates Miri, which is why it surprises her when her rival gives her a pet troll servant for her eighteenth birthday. Thump, as Miri names the monster, will do everything she asks. Or that’s what she thinks.
When her demands lead to experimentation and sexual teasing, Miri realizes this isn’t quite the case. One disobeyed order ends with a bang, literally, and her and Thump in an unclothed, carnal mess atop her now-broken bed.
A troll coupling with a human? Disgusting!
She should be furious! Irate! And maybe she is, but she’s curious, too…
She never thought she could open up to anyone before, always believed she needed to act harsh and stern in order to ascend to the throne. Unfortunately for Miri, while she discreetly explores her taboo sexuality with Thump, someone’s plotting to exploit her shameful secret and ruin the Princess’s reputation…
Alluring, erotic, and playful. This provocative story of a Princess and her troll will delight you, entice you, and keep you excited long after you’re done.
Featured in Amazon’s Kindle Top 100 Hard Boiled Mysteries
Book 1 of the Sarah Woods Mystery Series
It’s a quiet Friday evening in Bridgeport, New Hampshire and massage therapist Sarah Woods is working late at her office. She checks her room. Everything is ready as she waits for her client Jeff Gardner to arrive. However, things start to spiral out of control when a dead body is discovered. Terrified, Sarah finds herself caught up in the middle of a murder investigation. Who can she trust when it becomes apparent the crime is not what it seems.
In Sandton, South Africa, the Melja housing estate is abuzz with gossip. Grace’s longtime employer, Bonnie Beaufort, is finally pregnant, but before she can share the wonderful news with her husband of eight years, she discovers he’s left her for his pregnant secretary.
Grace embarks on a self-imposed mission to find Bonnie a suitable husband before her baby is born, while Bonnie is just trying to get through her divorce. Grace confabs with the other maids in the complex to divine a secretive plan to secure Clive Winterton, Bonnie’s handsome neighbour.
Fourteen Days Later was short listed for the Harry Bowling Prize 2008 and received a Highly Commended by the Yeovil Literary Prize 2009. It is a romantic comedy with a unique infusion of British and Turkish Cypriot culture. Written in a similar style to Marian Keyes, it is My Big Fat Greek Wedding meets Bridget Jones.
When accident-prone Helen Grey finds a thong stuffed into the pocket of her boyfriend’s best work trousers, it’s time for her to move on. His excuse that he needed to dust the photocopier and just thought that it was a rag sounds like a lame excuse.
Helen’s life is propelled in an unexpected direction after her best friend, Ayshe, sets her a fourteen-day, life-changing challenge. Helen receives a task everyday which she must complete without question. The tasks are designed to build her confidence and boost her self-esteem but all they seem to do is push her closer to Ayshe’s brother, Kalem.
How will Kalem and Helen get together when she’s too foolish to realize that she loves him? How can he fall for her when he is too busy falling prey to her mishaps and too in love with his own perfect girlfriend? How will Kalem’s Turkish Cypriot family react when they find out?
Is it really possible to change your life in fourteen days?
Scientist Dr. Rachel Deering hopes that her invention will lead her to find meteorites from outer space, but instead it leads her into an abandoned alley where trouble awaits. Fortunately, Rachel is rescued by a strange man with very surprising abilities. When he reveals to her that his name is Lynxar and that he is actually an alien from another world, Rachel vows to help him get back home. But can she do it before General Kriptoff finds them and uses Rachel’s research for his own evil purposes? Rachel certainly intends to try, but the one thing she didn’t count on was falling deeply in love with the handsome alien she was dedicated to sending home.
If you love Ghost Whisperer you are going to love SECRETS!
A woman with a secret…
Ashley Dawson, a best-selling mystery author, has a gift–she can communicate with spirits. She likes to keep that gift to herself because telling her secret to others would cause trouble. However, her life profoundly changes when she is urged and guided, by a persistent spirit, to the house of Nathaniel Marshall–a man who doesn’t believe Ashley’s bizarre accusations and makes no attempt to hide it.
A man with a hidden past…
Nathaniel, a high-powered architect, has vowed to never talk about his past and where he came from or the death of his beloved wife. That was all behind him. What mattered was his ability to build the family business and give back to the parents who adopted him. He didn’t have the time or the gumption to listen to Ashley–that is until she provides him with evidence that proves her claims are very true.
Dark, hidden secrets revealed…
Ashley wants to bring Nathaniel peace and understanding and help him heal–and she knows she can do it if he’d just believe her. Nathaniel isn’t interested in finding peace–he doesn’t believe he deserves it. But when he discovers Ashley is being stalked and women throughout the city, with her name, are being murdered one by one his cold front instantly turns to fierce protection. He will do anything to protect her.
Set during the life time of Rasputin (the mad monk of Russia), and spanning across Siberia and Europe
The Gypsy Witch, is a sweeping tale of the Romany (gypsies), their magical ways and romantic customs.
Rasputin, known for alcohol abuse, tantric sex and womanizing is on his way to controlling the court of Russia by convincing the Czarina that he is the only one who can heal her hemophiliac son. But when he meets a young gypsy girl he learns that he is not the only one with magical powers. And women’s feelings should never be taken lightly.
“Dear Abby” the letters begin, and Abigail has to answer each and every one with hokey travel advice that promotes her company’s package tours. Sure, she gets to experience a dozen all-inclusive resorts every year, but there’s only so much pina coladas and pool-side hamburgers a girl can stand.
So when a beautiful woman begins to pay Abby more than the standard amount of attention, Abby takes notice. After all, a nice vacation affair is just what she might need to liven up her trip. But then things start to get weird. A creepy black mark has appeared on Abby’s palm, Abby’s new lover is growing unusually possessive, and Abby… Abby can’t seem to be able to have sex enough.
And it is great sex. But it’s also just so weird. And sort of unearthly.
Abby’s lover is named after a goddess, but she couldn’t really be one… could she?
She’d been married to Jim for fourteen years. They’d always been good together but lately their sex had degenerated down into something that ran more along the excitement level of an average-sized bowl full of whole wheat organic low-fat vanilla ice cream. In other words – boring. Fourteen years of marriage meant Amber and Jimmy had sex boiled down to a grim routine. It was fun, sure it was always fun – but Amber yearned for something a little bit more spontaneous.
Some kind of a surprise.
It turns out that Jimmy has been feeling that same way too.
It turns out that Jimmy has prepared a little bit of something different for his wife Amber this evening.
It starts out with a blindfold.
Jimmy’s got a night planned for Amber that she isn’t EVER going to forget.