Reformed cat burglar and orphan Nyssa Glass doesn’t have many fond memories of Christmas. Her boyfriend, Ellis, however, is determined to make their first holiday together a celebration of a lifetime. Nyssa can’t let him down.
Overwhelmed by decorations and shopping, Nyssa sets out to find the perfect present for Ellis. However, when a charming dance instructor decides Nyssa is what he wants for Christmas, Ellis’s only gift might be a dose of holiday heartbreak.
Born in a small town in north central Oregon, H. L. Burke spent most of her childhood around trees and farm animals and was always accompanied by a book. Growing up with epic heroes from Middle Earth and Narnia keeping her company, she also became an incurable romantic.
An addictive personality, she jumped from one fandom to another, being at times completely obsessed with various books, movies, or television series (Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Star Trek all took their turns), but she has grown to be what she considers a well-rounded connoisseur of geek culture.
Married to her high school crush who is now a US Marine, she has moved multiple times in her adult life but believes that home is wherever her husband, two daughters, and pets are.
Gravynmere of Vanosia has sent some of his best soldiers to
investigate strange stories in the nearby border town of Faxon.
men will soon learn there is more truth than fancy to these stories,
for something walks in the fields, something with cloven hooves and
fire dripping from its hands.
king rallies his son, Prince Quinn, his entire army and all of the
Kingdom of Vanosia to confront the very forces of darkness in an epic
tale of adventure, magic and mystery as the veil between their world
and Perdition grows thin.
the Prince as he battles for his land, his people and his beloved on
a mission that will take him to ends of the world and back, through
pain and sacrifice, war and horror as what is below claws its way to
The Great War with Perdition has
ended but all is not well in the continent of Eurone. Prince Quinn,
half human, half shade, lives in exile at the hands of his father,
King Harlequin. The King withers into depression, leaving the kingdom
of Vanosia weakened and open to attack. It is now that the Shrouded
Woman seeks vengeance for the death of her sister at the hands of
Prince Quinn. She will stop at nothing to see the extermination of
the royal family and all of Vanosia.
In this sequel to
Knightshade: Perdition Bleeds, the forces of darkness and light will
once again collide in an action-packed, fantasy tale of family
secrets, dark history, forgiveness and redemption. Prince Quinn is
the only way to stop the dark shadow magic of the Shrouded Woman and
the scourge she has unleashed upon the world. He must learn that to
finally bring peace to the kingdom he will need to not only face the
truth of the Shrouded Woman’s identity but the truth about his own
family as well.
This is book 2 of the Knightshade
Series. It is highly recommended that you read Book 1: Perdition
Bleeds before starting this book.
Grover is a fiction author specializing in Horror, Fantasy and Sci-Fi
residing in Massachusetts. John grew up watching creature double
feature with his brother on Saturday afternoons. This fueled his love
of monsters, ghosts and the supernatural. He never missed an episode.
In his spare time he loves to cook, garden, go to the theater to
watch horror movies with his friends, read, talk about food, bake
amazing desserts, play with his dog Buffy (yes named after the
character in the TV show) and draw-badly.
of his favorite TV shows and influences are The Twilight Zone, Tales
from the Darkside, Space 1999, Battlestar Galactica, X-Files, Night
Gallery, Monsters, Star Trek, and much more.
completed a creative writing course at Boston’s Fisher College and
is a member of the New England Horror Writers, a chapter of the
Horror Writers Association.
of his more recent credits include Best New Zombie Tales Vol 1 by
Books of the Dead Press, The Book of Cannibals by Living Dead Press,
The Vermin Anthology, The Northern Haunts Anthology by Shroud
Publishing, The Zombology Series by Library of the Living Dead Press,
Morpheus Tales, Wrong World, The Willows, Alien Skin Magazine, Aurora
Wolf and more.
He is the author
of several collections, including the recently released Terror in
Small Doses for Amazon Kindle as well as various chapbooks,
anthologies, and more.
Mary Stuart was one of the most beloved and controversial women in
Scottish history. The granddaughter of King James IV and his wife
Margaret Tudor, Queen Mary’s status as heiress-apparent to Queen
Elizabeth’s throne in England paired with the violence of the
Scottish Reformation set the stage for one of the most dramatic and
poorly understood lives of the 16th century.
Queen of the Scots tells Mary’s true story, focusing primarily on her
reign as queen of Scotland, celebrating her life more than her death
and showing us all why she was truly a woman ahead of her
a detailed timeline, a list of Latin prayers with their English
translations, and the lyrics to all four featured period songs
performed in the book.
raised, and educated in Lincoln, Nebraska USA Laurel A. Rockefeller
is author of over twenty-five books published and self-published
since August, 2012 with editions spanning across ten languages and
counting. A dedicated scholar and biographical historian, Ms.
Rockefeller is passionate about education and improving history
With her lyrical writing style, Laurel’s
books are as beautiful to read as they are informative.
In her spare time, Laurel enjoys spending time with her cockatiels, traveling to historic places, and watching classic motion pictures and classic television series. Favorites: Star
Who, and Babylon
Moss, Liz Ashlee, Clara Winter, Tammy Mannersly, Sarah Vance
Tompkins, Kitsy Clare, Mark Love, Melissa Kay Clarke
boyfriends and dangerâ€¦summer is certainly hot! Grab a hold tight as
these eight authors wow you with stories from sweet to sizzling!
After all, every day can have some summer fun!
Girl Code by Brooke Moss
is having the perfect evening out, with the perfect guy, on a perfect
summer night. The problem isâ€¦ Prestonâ€™s not her date. His real
date is her B.F.F., and sheâ€™s passed out in the backseat.
on Water by Liz Ashlee
watching everyoneâ€™s elseâ€™s lives hit huge milestones, all Hope
wants is to escape to her boring, unchanging, single life. So,
whereâ€™s the one logical place to escape to? A retirement home.
with a Pulse by Clara Winter
Alice finds herself rescuing a seal on the sands of Laguna Beach with
screenwriter Elijah. Can Alice put her past behind her and give
Elijah the chance he deserves?Â
Natural Passion by Tammy Mannersly
will marine biologist, Dylan O’Day, solve the illegal poaching
problem threatening the ecosystem he loves and protects when the
gorgeous, new intern, Kyra Shine, is occupying his every thought?
Had Me at Aloha by Sarah Vance Tompkins
media guru Vivienne Parker’s dream trip to Hawaii turns into a
nightmare when her roommate in the luxurious surf shack is the hot
Olympic athlete who just got her fired.
Than Puppy Love by Kitsy Clare
spark when Arianna, a city girl with an elite pet portrait business
is in a wreck and asks Dave a country auto mechanic for help, but can
these two beagle owners from different worlds see eye to eye?
Haven by Mark Love
sun, romance and a mystery to solve. Sounds like a perfect vacation
in the Key of Murder by Melissa Kay Clarke
in the South can mean a different type of heat when a newly appointed
investigator and a mechanical genius cross paths leading to murder
write because if I don’t…my head will explode, and ruin the
writes complex, character-driven stories about kismet, reunited
lovers, first love, and the kind of romance that we should all have
the chance at finding. She prefers her stories laced with some humor
just for fun, and enough drama to keep her readers flipping the
pages, and begging for more!
Brooke isn’t spinning tales, she spends her time drawing/cartooning,
reading, watching movies then comparing them to books, and, of
course, wrangling five kids, mugging on her hubby she lovingly refers
to as her “nerd”, and attempting to conquer the Mount
Everest of laundry that is the bane of her existence.
is a romance novelist who recently graduated from Northern Kentucky
University her B.A. in English and B.S. in Library Informatics. She
has been published inÂ Loch
Norse MagazineÂ andÂ The
has won the Miller Award for Outstanding Fiction Writing. She
currently lives in Independence, Kentucky, with her family and
Rugg grew up reading Anne of Green Gables, The Secret Garden, and
Alice in Wonderland, while watching Buck Rogers, Star Trek, and
Doctor Who. Writing her own stories naturally ensued. She is a wife,
mother, and former school counselor, with a Masterâ€™s Degree in
Counseling. Amy is from Colorado Springs, Co and currently resides in
Mission Viejo, Ca.
Mannersly is an Australian author based in Brisbane, Queensland.
She loves writing romance, has a fondness for animals, is crazy about
movies and enjoys a great Happily Ever After. Her passion for writing
started from a very young age and led her to complete a Bachelor
Degree in Creative Industries majoring in Creative Writing at
Queensland University of Technology.
Vance-Tompkins was born in a small town in northern Michigan. She
spent every summer exploring the sugar sand beaches near Sleeping
Bear National Park. She left her heart behind when she moved to Los
Angeles to attend the University of Southern California. She received
an MFA in Film Production and went on to work in feature film
development in Hollywood. She has worked as a reporter for a weekly
entertainment trade publication, and been paid to write obituaries,
press releases, the directions for use on personal lubricant bottles,
and breathless descriptions of engagement rings for an online jewelry
store. She lives in a small town north of Los Angeles with her
husband and three cats.
Clare hails from Philadelphia and lives in New York. A romantic
at heart, she loves to write about the sexy intrigue of the city, and
particularly of the art world. She knows it well, having shown her
paintings here before turning to writing. Model Position, her new
adult novella is about artist Sienna and her friends. Living in a
Bookworld says: â€œBeautifully written! We get to learn things about
art & painting, which is refreshing. A colorful story from a
promising new adult author.â€ The next in her Art of Love series,
Private Internship launches in September with Inkspell.
loves to travel, draw, read romance, speculative fiction and teach
writing workshops. She also writes YA as Catherine Stine. Her
futuristic thriller, Rubyâ€™s Fire was a YA finalist in the Next
Generation Indie book awards. Fireseed One, its companion novel, was
a finalist in YA and Sci-Fi in the USA News International Book
Awards, and an Indie Reader notable. Her YA horror, Dorianna,
launches fall 2014 with Evernight Teen. Sheâ€™s a member of SFWA, RWA
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am a Michigan native, who up until recently lived in the Metro
Detroit area, where crime and corruption always seem to be at the top
of everyone’s news. So there’s always the chance to find something
that can trigger a story idea and enough interesting characters to
jump start your imagination.
I have worked in many industries and career paths over the years, one
of my passions has always been writing. I was even able to parlay
that passion for a while, working as a freelance reporter for a
couple of newspapers in the Detroit area. Writing features and hard
news helped me hone my talents. But while newspaper work was
interesting and paid a few bills, it was a far cry from the fiction
writing that I enjoy the most.
always been drawn to mysteries and thrillers, the kind of stories
that have a fast pace, that keep you moving and keep you guessing as
to what’s going to take place next. Mix those in with some elements
of crime, perhaps a glimpse of the seedier side and you’ve got me. So
it’s always been one of my goals to write stories like
was born in Tupelo, Mississippi and raised in Houlka, a small rural
town forty-five minutes southwest down the famous Natchez Trace. She
found a love of reading very early and quickly devoured everything
she could. Told repeatedly that she had a wonderful imagination, she
turned to scribbling her musings and wrote her first novel while in
college. It was never published and has since vanished. The death of
a close friend who aspired to become an author reawakened her own
desire resulting in penning her first book, Shattered Dreams,
published in 2013.
now resides in Meridian, Mississippi with her supportive family â€“
husband, Robert and daughter Rebecca, two cats, and two dogs. When
she isn’t writing, she spends way too much time with her online
friends and feeding her ravenous appetite for the written word.
In a world where seventh born sons are valued for their strength and power, she is born a daughter.
Zezilia Ilar is the disappointment. Born after six brothers, she was supposed to be the son to restore her familyâ€™s prestige. She intends to remedy her shortcomings by being a dutiful daughter, marrying well and producing children, preferably a set of seven sons. But when someone offers her an alternative, she begins to dream of more.
In a society that worships a goddess, he follows the Almighty.
Hadrian Aleron, as a seventh son of a seventh son, stands to take up the second highest position in government, Sept Son. His main qualification for office is his birth. Despite preparing for this role from childhood, he does not desire what is to come. As a follower of the Almighty, he knows he will be the target of many, and his faith might eventually lead to death.
Rachel Rossano lives with her husband and three children in the northeastern part of the United States. Homeschooled through high school, she began writing her early teens. She didnâ€™t become serious about pursuing a career as an author until after she had graduated from college and happily married. Then the children came.
Now she spends her days being a wife, mother, teacher, and household manager. Her evenings and free moments are devoted to her other loves, writingÂ andÂ book cover design. Drawing on a lifelong fascination with reading and history, she spends hours creating historical feeling fantasy worlds and populating them with characters who live and breathe on the page.Â
1 â€“ I have three children that equally challenge, frustrate, and delight me every day.
2 â€“ Almost twenty years ago, I married my best friend, and I have never regretted the decision for a moment.
3 â€“ My parents are exactly a foot apart in height, and my husband and I are exactly a foot apart in height.
4 â€“ I have no lenses in my eyes. I developed cataracts when I was very young and had the lenses in my eyes removed so I could see.
5 â€“ Since childhood, I have not liked the texture of meat. Because of this, I have been a vegetarian since I was allowed to prepare my own food.
6 â€“ I started publishing my books because I feared I would never have children. Now, I am homeschooling three children and fitting my writing and publishing around their educational needs. Iâ€™ve wondered more than once if the Lord did that so that I would continue to write. Otherwise, I mightâ€™ve waited until they were all raised and grown.
7 â€“ I have naturally curly hair that refuses to stay straight or in place.
8 â€“ My kids are some of my biggest fans despite the fact they have read none of my books.
9 â€“ I post silly stories on FB about the things my kids say and do, not because I want everyone to be impressed with them, but so I will remember them later.
10 â€“ My first crush was on Spock from Star Trek. So, when my husband comments that I am part Vulcan (meaning highly analytical and logical), I consider it quite the complement.
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