Morgan Delaney is abruptly awoken from a dream of her long-desired wedding by the doorbell. She finds a stranger named Ryder Wentworth at her door, demanding to see her niece, Zoe. He claims to be Zoe’s father, though Morgan believes her father is dead, having died in an alleged plane crash eight years previously before Morgan’s sister, Terry, adopted Zoe.
But Ryder also claims that Terry kidnapped Zoe.
Morgan must decide if her sister is a kidnapper or if this new man presents a threat to the life of an abandoned child. Morgan’s friend, Gia, knows that something dark is chasing the little girl, and there’s no telling who Morgan can trust.
To complicate the matter, Zoe may be one of the most powerful beings in the realm of witchcraft, and no one is sure just how aware of her own power that Zoe truly is. Ryder’s own dark secrets and the truth that demons hope to consume Zoe’s powers only add to the danger that Morgan faces.
But demons are showy creatures, as Ryder explains, so she will know it when one descends upon them. That fact, however, is what Morgan fears most. As these characters come dangerously close to one another, danger grows ever nearer, and the only thing that rivals the heat of their passion for each other is the wrath of whatever or whoever wants Zoe dead.
Three friends believe they have escaped the evil clutches that have haunted them since childhood until a stranger brings revenge full circle.
A survivor of an abusive childhood, Kit Griffin cherishes her new life of freedom. But when her tyrannical mother is found brutally murdered on Mother’s Day, the horrors of her past threaten to destroy her. When she becomes the prime suspect, when the body count continues to rise, Kit must convince the police there’s a cold-blooded killer on the loose, a killer working his way down a mysterious list of victims all connected to her mother’s evil—a killer who has Kit Griffin in his sights.
200 years ago, the Brothers Grimm unleashed their stories upon the world. Literally.
Now the characters of the Grimms' stories walk among us. With every day that passes, they grow more evil. They are the Corrupted, and only a hero can stop them. For 18-year-old Alice Goodenough, that means taking precious time off from her summer vacation. In addition to volunteering at the local library, Alice must stop the Corrupted who are now actively hunting her down. With the help of her magic pen and her trusty rabbit friend, the world has suddenly gotten a lot more complex. The Corrupted are everywhere, and only Alice can see them for what they truly are.
This book contains the first 3 episodes of the critically acclaimed series:
Episode 1: Prince Charming Must Die!
Alice Goodenough has been chosen to be the new hero, but not before undergoing a test to see if she's worthy. Shaken, confused, Alice discovers that her weapon is a magic fountain pen and her ammunition is her mind: whatever she can draw, she can create. With the help of a rabbit friend, Alice must learn the ways of the hero and discover the truth about her frightening dreams: who is the terrible creature feeding on its victims at night?
Episode 2: Happily Never After
Alice's nightmares have begun to grow more real. Terrifying man-eating rats are plaguing the city of Chicago, and it's up to Alice to figure out a way to stop them. But before she can do that, she'll have to face off with an even more dangerous enemy sent to kill her. An enemy that has killed heroes before ...
Episode 3: Revenge of the Castle Cats
After being rushed to the hospital, Alice Goodenough finds herself trapped in the worst dream imaginable: a horrible monster is hunting in the darkness, searching for its next victim: Alice. It will stop at nothing to kill her.
And that's not the worst of it. All across the city, people are growing more addicted to Castle Cats, a smartphone game created by Grayle Incorporated. And it's not just a game. The more you play, the more it controls you. Soon, Alice learns that the dwarfs who run Grayle Incorporated are watching her everywhere she goes, using human beings to spy on her.
There must be a confrontation. Sam Grayle and his brothers have to be stopped. And Alice is going to need help.
When disasters begin occurring around the world, a widely-dispersed group of people begin to make their way to what they hope is a safe place. A family tries to deal with the knowledge that their young daughter is having prophetic dreams of the disasters, unaware that others are beginning to have the dreams as well. As the pace of the disasters accelerates, and the end of the world looms, it becomes apparent that the dreams might be the beginning of something altogether different. A new form of communication with the world around the dreamers emerges to their astonishment and wonder, and a young girl may hold the key to the future. Print Length: 622 pages
I am Gaia Samuelle and I should have died in the car accident that killed my friends. Only I didn't. It wasn't a miracle that saved me; it was love. My best friend Marina thinks I'm being seduced by a demon. She thinks she can save me. But she doesn't understand. I don't need saving. All I need is him.
Gabriel is my Protector. He's watched over mortals for centuries. Not once has he broken the rules. Until now. For reasons neither he nor I understand, he let me live. He traded my death for love--our love. And that's forbidden. If Heaven finds out, he'll be annihilated.
Now, we're caught in a war between Heaven and Hell. The battle has begun.
Dive into the wealthy Southern California city of NEWPORT BEACH, the home of senior detective JAKE SWANSON. Unwilling to work too hard when there are waves to surf, and bars to cruise, Jake’s comfortable life is turned upside down when his city is rocked by two murders in less than 24 hours. Other than the color of their hair, the victims apparently have nothing in common--one is a returning socialite trailing scandal everywhere she goes, and the other is a child-like teenager just looking for a party. Unfortunately for Jake, he had contact with both victims just prior to their deaths. Worse yet, he is friendly with one of the suspects, and is a tenant of the other. With suspicion of complicity flowing heavily in his direction, he is forced to partner with the newly-minted detective, Melissa Sanchez, a former drug enforcement officer, who disdains him and the decadent lifestyle he embraces. Derision and sparks fly between Jake and his new partner as he comes to terms with his age, her youth, and that the unsolved murders that point heavily in the direction of two of Jake’s known associates, endangering his luxurious life-style.
The winners write the fairy tales.
After witnessing the brutal murder of her father, Morgan is trapped in a realm with no way of returning home.
Struggling to learn survival skills in a hostile land, she travels with an unlikely friend to seek the aid of the ruler, a “beloved” princess named Cinderella. It is the time of the royal ball, a yearly gala where young maidens from across the kingdom flock to the palace, hoping to be chosen as a lady-in-waiting. However, as Morgan nears the capital, things take a dark twist and her preconceptions about the storyline could very well be her death.
Only Morgan can right the evil plaguing the land, but the sacrifice of her own happily-ever-after might prove too costly.
The war is over. But the fight for the world is only beginning.
The bloody civil war that ruined the country is lost, and Dazlar, last of the Royal Guards, returns weary and alone to the village of his birth, hoping for peace at last.
The war was only the first move, however, in a terrible plot now launched by the new ruler of the land. Lord Protector Cranmer has discovered a frightening truth at the heart of the world, and means to exploit it for his own dark purposes.
The gruesome discovery that Dazlar makes during his fateful homecoming will place him at the very centre of Cranmer’s plans, and the reluctant knight will be called upon to fight once more, alongside a strange girl from another world.
But this time the stakes are much higher than mere territory and rulership.
This time, the battle is for existence itself.
HE'S A THIEF, NOT A BAD GUY...
PULLING THE HEIST THAT WILL CHANGE HIS LIFE.
International jewel thief Gregg Hadyn is stealing diamonds, and he can’t be caught. But when Gregg “accidentally” kidnaps covert espionage operative Carly Macklin during a heist, he finds that he escapes with more than he bargained for.
As Gregg wrestles with attraction for Carly versus a career that puts them squarely at odds, Denny Garret, the former FBI agent who chased Gregg unsuccessfully for twelve years—and now Carly’s boss—renews his commitment to apprehend the notorious thief.
Caught in the crosshairs of Denny’s pursuit, Gregg matches wits with his nemesis in a real-life chess game. The winner will decide Gregg’s destiny. Will he continue his illustrious criminal career? Might he get caught and go to jail? Or…could there be another, totally unforeseen, option?
A normal spring morning cascades into a nightmare world for Mera Stevens as 1.8 billion children simultaneously fall ill and then vanish from the face of the earth. Her son, Jeremy, is one of them.
Increased natural disasters, onslaught of disease and other phenomena throws the world into chaos as it balances on the brink of extinction.
With communications down, Mera gathers the courage and strength she needs to trek across a dying country in search of a daughter she desperately hopes is still alive.
While en route to Seattle, Mera is joined by others on a similar mission. Their travels are not easy. Not only do they have to face nature’s roadblocks, they must combat the infected who have become their most deadly obstacle. More than just facing the physical and emotional challenges that test their survival, the group faces a journey that will take them much further than just a search for loved ones in a desolate world.
As a member of the North Cascades Smokejumpers, Alexia Allen always takes care of the equipment that keeps her safe. So when she nearly dies in a fire due to equipment failure, she knows something is up. Ordered to take time off while the investigation continues, Alexia makes a last-minute decision to recuperate at her mother's home and attend her high school reunion. Yet trouble seems to be following her, and within hours of arriving home she's involved with murder, arson--and a handsome detective. But the conflicts ahead are nothing compared to the ghosts of her past. As she strives to remember and forgive her family history, she must also decide if the secret she's been guarding for the last ten years must finally come to light.
A novel about love and support, and learning that with enduring friendships, no woman is ever alone.
Robin Sinclair is young, determined, and has a promising career at a small publishing house in Seattle. Even though she considers herself unlucky in love, Robin still dreams of eventually meeting Mr. Right and having a happily-ever-after kind of life. And at twenty-five, the world of opportunity is wide. But it's been a difficult year filled with trials...and it's only just begun.
While long-time friendships are finally on the mend, and things are starting to look up again, Robin is faced with her biggest challenge yet. She's single and pregnant.
Uncertain now of her future and scared of being alone, Robin must re-examine her life and choices, and summon the courage to step up.
With the love and support of her best girlfriends from college, especially her best friend and roommate, Lara, Robin will learn that when the going gets tough, the best of friends become family. And, perhaps, with their encouragement, Robin can mature and gain the confidence needed to become a single mother. And, who knows about being unlucky in love. Things are suddenly getting interesting with Robin's attractive co-worker, Bobby.
This is an endearing story about maturity and perseverance. It's a story about friends coming together as family, about finding the strength within and around, and about writing your own happily-ever-after. About what happens when girlfriends step up.
Hello there, friends, I'm Rabbit Redbone.
Back in the seventies, I had a little radio call-in show called "All Good Dogs", and it was about...you guessed it...dogs! Now, I wasn't what you'd call a celebrity, but folks did start to get to know me, and I had a decent little following. I did that for a few years before I went on to be the cook at a kids' day camp. Turned out I was a halfway decent cook, which is about two-thirds better than I was at working the radio buttons. Still, though, it was nice to hear people's stories, and I do miss it sometimes even to this day.
Let me tell you a little about it.
First of all, here's how I'd start each broadcast:
"Hello there, friends, I'm Rabbit Redbone. Now, a course, that ain't a hunner percent my real name, but it surely is what I know by now. My mom calls me Rabbit, and my dad does the same. My three sisters call me Rabbit, too, and it's all because my little brother couldn't say 'Robert', and I guess it stuck mostly because that little tike died when he was three. I think it's his voice I hear sometimes in the wee still hours...maybe he's calling out to me from Heaven, trying to let me know that everything's okay."
That always got me a little, you know? So I'd take a swallow of air, and then I'd go on:
"But anyways, it's the name I'm most used to, so, you can go ahead and call me Rabbit. Friends, if you don't know by now, then you're surely finding it out today...I love dogs. Big dogs, little 'uns. Barkers, howlers, whiners. Breeds, mixes, mutts. Workers and couch potatoes alike. In fact, I ain't never met a dog I didn't like! Even the bad ones are good ones. Yes, friends, they are all good dogs."
See, that's how I got the name of my radio show.
And now this here book, too.
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It Doesn't Stay in Vegas is the story of four degenerate friends who travel to Vegas on a quest for provocative sexual encounters, while consuming irresponsible amounts of alcohol and narcotics. Experience the journey through the delusional mind of The Unorthodox Gentleman, whose unique observations and assumptions drive the drug and booze fueled story of a once in a lifetime trip.
Unfortunately, it’s not all fun and games as the contrasting group of friends is continually faced with unusual predicaments, usually brought on by their own destructive and unsophisticated behavior.
It Doesn't Stay in Vegas captures the essence of Las Vegas’ distinct party culture and is a must read for anyone with an interest in Sin City.
A simple delivery job for brothers Louis and Nathan Apostle, leads them into a bizarre adventure. After collecting an unusual piece of stolen scientific equipment from a derelict warehouse in Detroit the brothers are told to deliver it to the town of Planck's Island. The town isn't on any maps, and can only be found by following a set of strange, handwritten instructions, which predict their every move and seem to reveal a comprehensive knowledge of future events. After surviving an arson attack by a pair of over zealous Mossad agents the Apostle brothers team up with a giantess called Little Inge and her friend - the ghost of Robert Oppenheimer. Pursued by various intelligence agencies and a psychopathic dwarf called Erwin, they travel to Planck's Island - and The House on Hydrogen Hill.....