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Rick dropped onto his bed, staring at the ceiling and wishing he was anywhere but here. He looked at his hands, hands now those of a twenty-five-year-old man. They were stained in a few places with car grease, thick from working out, and scarred across both palms from the accident. The accident. His badge of shame.
He wondered how differently life would have gone five long years ago if he’d taken Sean’s dare to kiss Grace. Would she have hated him more for doing it than not doing it? Would she have accused him of using her for a thrill instead of showing her how he truly felt? He feared both as much as he feared showing his feelings to Sean. Still, was there something—anything—he could have done that would have changed that awful night?
Grace’s clumsiness annoyed Scott and gave Sean another reason to tease her, which upset Rick. Everybody had clumsy moments. Even clumsy days. After all, he smacked himself in the face with a wrench this afternoon and had to chase it across the garage floor before he snagged it. He was the klutz, not Grace.
He sighed, wondering if what Hannah often told him was right. Sometimes angels came along and, in the strangest ways, guided God’s children in the right direction. Coming here had been a last-minute decision, the thought jumping into his head out of the middle of nowhere. But maybe this week might turn out to be a gift from Heaven. If he could get past Grace Evans’ defenses, he might be able to earn her forgiveness, even if he wasn’t able to find a way into her heart.
Susan was born and raised a Southern California girl but is grateful to have lived on the Oregon coast and in the Rocky Mountains of northern Utah. She’s now enjoying living with her husband in the incomparable beauty of the Redwood forest, nestled against the rugged coast of Northern California.
Susan raised a tribe of children, making ends meet as a registered nurse and lactation consultant, and now her tribe members have tribes of their own and she doesn’t get to see enough of them. She loves to travel and is thrilled with a good movie or a great book, but writing is her passion. She writes almost anything, especially epic fantasy and romance.
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Rick made some mistakes as a boy, and as a young man, his worst was hurting Grace Evans. His heart still belongs to her, even if she doesn’t know it. Unfortunately, in the last confrontation between them, she demanded he never speak to her again.
Now, Grace’s best friend (and Rick’s sister) Hannah has invited her to a ten-day summer work-vacation to babysit Hannah’s teen cousins. A palatial cabin, a patio boat on the lake, and all the comforts of the rich and famous at their fingertips? A vacation made in heaven.
At least until they arrive and Grace finds Rick there. And neither can leave. Rick’s car is in pieces in the garage, and Grace forgot her driver’s license at home.
How will Grace survive it? Can she find a way to forgive? Can Rick learn to take
responsibility for his past mistakes? And even if they succeed, what will they do when Rick’s most recent wantabe girlfriend shows up on their doorstep, determined to make Rick hers?
Linda K. Hopkins
Clean Paranormal Romance
any shapeshifter romance you’ve ever read!
An engrossing and captivating tale of romance, Moondance will keep
you enthralled to the very last page.
K. Hopkins lives in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains in Calgary,
Canada, with her husband, two kids and one dog. Originally from South
Africa, she holds a bachelorâ€™s degree in communications from the
Univerity of South Africa.
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anticipated sequel to Laura Lovett’s debut psychological thriller,
dreaded her daughter’s twelfth birthday, for that is the day she will
tell Sophie who her true father really is.
when she learns that her biological father is really Richard White,
the man who abducted her mother twelve years earlier.She wonders if
she will ever meet the elusive billionaire, only to find herself
suddenly abducted into the life that he has carefully crafted for her
and her mother.
plan, Richard White is faced with unexpected events that threaten to
tear his newfound family apart. Will Richard be able to find peace
and hold on to the family he has fought for a lifetime to bring
obsession that spans decades comes to it’s ultimate test. Love, loss
and courage coalesce as Richard faces his demons and makes the final
choice to find peace and love.
and received her PhD in Psychology from the University of Calgary in
2006. Her love of writing began at an early age when she would create
and draw characters, telling stories to herself as she drew.
pursued her love of creative writing to pen her first novel, Losing
Cadence, a psychological thriller. Losing Cadence was written over
many years as Laura juggled school, work and family, but she made
time to pursue her passion for writing.
practices in the areas of career and leadership development and
distributed workplaces. She was nominated and selected as a
Distinctive Woman in Canada in 2013. Laura also enjoys teaching at
the University of Calgary and has been an Adjunct Professor of
Psychology since 2010.
loves playing squash, travelling, spending time at the family cabin
in Montana, as well as her view of the Rocky Mountains as the snow is
falling on her hot tub.
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Underground Railroad. Check out their website at ourrescue.org to learn more.
maybe love each other too much.Â
than done for Kam Matafeo. Getting over his wifeâ€™s death isnâ€™t something on
Kamâ€™s list of things to do.Â But when
Grace Jackson, his new Sous Chef walks in, life is turned upside down. And not
just for him either.Â Anne, his
mother-in-law, is not open to the idea of anyone new in Kamâ€™s life and will do
anything to stop his romance from blooming. But when the â€˜Love Witchesâ€™ step inÂ to protect him, the battle lines are drawn. Fircrest is in for some fireworks
when the fight for Kamâ€™s heart not only affects his family, but his friendsâ€™
fight for herself and Kam or to give up and let Kam slip back into the
guests.Â â€œThis is Pule Matafeo and his
wife, Posey. And this couple is Asher and Meredith Murphy.â€
at Pule Matafeo.Â Was the whole town nothing but Matafeos?
guys?â€ she said gesturing over her shoulder to Tate and Tai. She looked back at
the table and all four heads looked down as if they had been staring in her
nodded. â€œThose two men are my cousins and Kam is my big brother.â€
out her hand to shake.Â â€œItâ€™s a privilege
to meet you.Â I have to say, I love
working for your brother.Â He is so kind
and thoughtful.Â I canâ€™t even imagine
what it would be like to grow up with Kam as an older brother,â€ she said.
to say something when the woman sitting next to him elbowed him in the
side.Â Pule smiled and nodded.Â â€œKam was wonderful.â€
â€œHi, Iâ€™m Posey, Wren Downingâ€™s younger sister.Â Sheâ€™s told me about your gnocchi.â€
Wren! Sheâ€™s my favorite.Â Are you a chef
â€œThat is so cool.Â Good for you.â€
see an attractive blond with a razor sharp angled bob looking her up and down.
her rolled his eyes and sighed loudly. â€œIâ€™m Asher Murphy. Â And since youâ€™re new in town, we run the Match and Mingle web site for singles in
the Fircrest and Tacoma area.Â The first
month is free.â€
down at her hands.Â â€œI probably should
look into something like that but I have the worst luck with men.Â The last guy I dated, emptied out my savings
account. I think Iâ€™ll stick to what Iâ€™m good at. Cooking.â€
lady,â€ Meredith said with a small, self-satisfied smile.
directly at the woman, not breaking eye contact. She made it a rule to never
back down from a bully and she wasnâ€™t going to start now, even if it was an ex
and blushed.Â â€œSorry, that was rude,â€ she
acknowledging the obvious and looked back to Pule and Posey.Â â€œSo how was dinner tonight?â€ she asked,
changing the subject.
almost empty plate.Â â€œIâ€™m about to order
another meal just so I can take home some leftovers.Â It was amazing, Grace.Â Truly, delicious.â€
Meredith to smile at her.Â â€œLetâ€™s just
say weâ€™ll be coming back every week for dinner and twice for lunch if I have
anything to say about it.â€
his lips and make a kissing motion.
â€œPerfection.Â Thank you for moving
to Fircrest, Grace.Â Weâ€™re all very happy
youâ€™re here. Right, Meredith?â€
Meredith winced.Â If she wasnâ€™t mistaken,
someone was getting kicked under the table.
decent cook but that doesnâ€™t mean that sheâ€™s good enough for Kâ€¦â€ she gasped suddenly and didnâ€™t
finish her sentence. She glared across the table at Pule. â€œThat hurt!â€
smiled up at her.Â â€œI think you are good enough for Calzones.Â Iâ€™ve been after Rob forever to add them to
the lunch menu.â€
confusion.Â â€œGood enough for calzones?
Uh, sure.Â Iâ€™ll see what I can do.Â You all have a wonderful evening.Â I have one more table to say hi to.â€
to Barry to show her the last table.
That was the weirdest encounter sheâ€™d had since moving to Fircrest.Â She was going to stay clear of Meredith. That
woman was psycho.
Michelle D Argyle
Suspense, Thriller, Contemporary
year-old Starry is destined to take over her fatherâ€™s powerful drug
syndicate. But when she finds out he has kept her only sister a
secret from her, she canâ€™t trust him anymore. Furious, Starry vows
to find Emma, even though she knows her defiance could lead to losing
the position sheâ€™s worked so hard to inherit.
Emma isnâ€™t quite the sister Starry hoped for. Sheâ€™s a
straight-laced good girl who wants nothing more than to take down the
syndicate that destroyed her family. Starry, willing to do anything
to secure her place in the syndicate, accepts her fatherâ€™s
ultimatum to kill Emma and everyone helping her. But the more Starry
gets to know Emma, and the more secrets she uncovers, the more she
questions whether the price of saving the syndicate is too highâ€”even
for someone as cold-blooded and vicious as Starry.
lives and writes in Utah, surrounded by the Rocky Mountains. She’s a
foodie and also adores anything Star Wars related. She loves to read
and write books in the time she grabs between her sword-wielding
husband and energetic daughter. She believes a simple life is the
best life. Michelle mainly writes contemporary Young Adult and New
Adult fiction, but occasionally branches into other genres.
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Linda, you are the author of a historical sweet romance series called â€œA Family Saga in Bear Lake Idahoâ€ that can be read by teens and adults alike. What was the inspiration behind the first novel?
In Melinda and the Wild West, I included one of my own experiences as a substitute teacher. An eight-year-old student had been labeled as a troublemaker by her teacher. The students had listened to the teacher and steered away from her, not wanting to be her friend. This not only made her feel degraded, but she wanted (more…)