The Monroe brothers have their differences, but one project unites them: turning an antebellum mansion in their Haven, Georgia, hometown into a peaceful spa. It was the dream of their late sister—and it’s about to set off a major renovation in the life of middle brother Braxton. . . Braxton Monroe’s taking a break from teaching to do some strenuous work on a Civil War–era house, and feeling the strain in every rock-hard muscle. Good thing he has to interview massage therapists for the spa—even if it’s embarrassing to meet a job candidate in his boxers. Cora Buchanan has hands so talented—and a voice so sultry—he wants to hire her before he even lifts his head from the table. But he’s shocked to meet her outside the massage room—with her seeing-eye dog, Heidi the yellow lab. Cora has left her family—and fiancé—in Atlanta to make her way in this small town. All her parents’ money can’t restore her sight, but it’s up to her to restore her independence. Though she bristles at Braxton’s protectiveness, she too feels lingering effects from their intimate touch. Now that he’s her boss, it’s strictly hands-off. . . .Until a secret she’s keeping destroys his fragile trust, and they must find the courage to knock down the walls between them. Praise for Jules Bennett and Wrapped in You “Another page turner—I couldn't put it down!” —Lori Foster, New York Times bestselling author
Case Computer Marilyn Monroe is the story of a specially designed computer that was wrongly sold to a member of the general public.Gracie Holden invites her three friends round for an evening of discussing what really happened to Marilyn Monroe on that hot August night of 1962. Unfortunately for Gracie, Tommy, Mitch and Sheryl the case computer reacts to the crime scene and throws them back to two days before Marilyn died. They are now presented with the problem of knowing what's about to happen while wondering who will believe them when they tell them what's about to happen to the most famous and glamorous movie actress of all time. Will they be able to unravel a mystery that still remains to this day...find out in this latest installment in the case computer series!
I wrote this fiction/romance novel depicting the struggles and accomplishments of slaves and free blacks in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s in Louisiana. The French Napoleonic laws in Louisiana in the 1800’s did not allow slaves nor free blacks to inherit property. My novel has romance between mixed couples and a suspenseful twist at the end. The novel depicts the discovering of oil underneath a sugar-cane plantation and how wealthy individuals and land barons try to steal property from a young mulatto woman who grew up on a sugar-cane plantation. After finding out about an affair her mother had with a white plantation owner she inherited the largest amount of land and plantations in Louisiana after her father passed away. As she was challenged in court by high powered, politically connected, wealthy land barons she discovered that her lawyer and the preceding judge on her case were on the side of the greedy land barons. After discovering missing legal documents and challenging the current French Napoleonic laws she prevailed in court and became one of the wealthiest female heroines of her time. I grew up in Los Angeles, Calif. in South Central with a family background in Louisiana. I have Bachelor of Science degree’s in Sociology and History from Calif. State Unversity at Northridge in 1974. I now own a Consulting Company named “Vanlock” which consults with companies and makes deals around the globe from (1967-1989). I was recommended by former Calif. Govt. Gray Davis to a Beverly Hills Wall St. tycoon as his personal assistant for the last (22) years. I now owned a Consulting Company named “Vanlock” which consults with and makes deals around the globe.
Throughout her acclaimed writing career, Julie Garwood has captivated readers with characters who are compelling, daring, and bursting with life. Now one of the most popular novelists of our time proudly returns to her beloved historical romance roots–in a thrilling tale of love, murder, adventure, and mystery set against the haunting landscape of medieval Scotland. For Princess Gabrielle of St. Biel, Scotland is a land of stunning vistas, wild chieftains, treacherous glens, and steep shadows–skullduggery, betrayal, and now murder. Prized for her exquisite beauty, the daughter of one of England’s most influential barons, Gabrielle is also a perfect bargaining chip for a king who needs peace in the Highlands: King John has arranged Gabrielle’s marriage to a good and gentle laird. But this marriage will never take place. For Gabrielle, everything changes in one last burst of freedom–when she and her guards come upon a scene of unimaginable cruelty. With one shot from her bow and arrow, Gabrielle takes a life, saves a life, and begins a war. Within days, the Highlands are aflame with passions as a battle royal flares between enemies old and new. Having come to Scotland to be married, Gabrielle is instead entangled in Highland intrigue. For two sadistic noblemen, underestimating Gabrielle’s bravery and prowess may prove fatal. But thanks to a secret Gabrielle possesses, Colm MacHugh, the most feared man in Scotland, finds a new cause for courage. Under his penetrating gaze, neither Gabrielle’s body nor heart is safe. A gripping novel that delves into the heart of emotions–unyielding passions of love, hate, revenge, and raw desire–Shadow Music is magnificent gift from Julie Garwood and a crowning achievement in her amazing career. From the Hardcover edition.
AN ASSIGNMENT FROM HELL… Police officer Laura Carter is willing to expose herself to danger every day. But pose as the wife of fellow cop Clint Marshall for the entire weekend to crack her latest case? No way. It's hard enough resisting his sexy cowboy charm at the station! Then again, since they're supposed to be lovers, she might as well be as convincing as possible…. AND JUST AS HOT! Clint has no illusions about melting the ice he is sure runs through Laura's blue-blooded veins. All he wants to do is solve the case and head back to Texas. But the longer he plays the passionate husband of this stunning ice princess, the more he wonders if she'd let him heat things up between them for real!
Author: Jeffery Deaver
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2007-01-03
Jeffery Deaver has famously thrilled and chilled fans with tales of masterful villains and the brilliant minds who bring them to justice. Now the author of the Lincoln Rhyme series (The Cold Moon and The Bone Collector) returns with a second volume of his award-winning, spine-tingling short stories of suspense. While best known for his twenty-four novels, Jeffery Deaver is also a short story master—he is a three-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Reader’s Award for Best Short Story, and he won the Short Story Dagger from the Crime Writers Association for a piece that appeared in his first short story collection, Twisted. The New York Times said of that book: “A mystery hit for those who like their intrigue short and sweet…[The stories] feature tight, bare-bones plotting and the sneaky tricks that Mr. Deaver’s title promises.” The sneaky tricks are here in spades, and Deaver even gives his fans a new Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs story. Deaver is back with sixteen stories in the tradition of O. Henry and Edgar Allan Poe. His subjects range from a Westchester commuter to a brilliant Victorian England caper. With these intricately plotted, bone-chilling stories, Jeffery Deaver is at the top of his crime-writing game.
Author: Erik Schubach
Publisher: Erik Schubach
Release Date: 2018-05-08
Emily Monroe may be a lot of things, but one thing is for sure, she is NOT the Chosen One. Emily is a normal girl working at Big Burger who has the unfortunate luck to look exactly like Big City's superhero darling, the Chosen One. It has been the bane of her existence as it disrupts her life and those around her when super villains come knocking, wanting to prove their mettle by fighting the Chosen One. Nobody listens when she insists she isn't who they think she is. With common sense and years of rage built up inside, she usually serves their butts to them on a platter, asking "Did you want fries with that?" No cape required.
Author: Samuel C. Crawford
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2005-10-12
The story continues for Seaman Charles Edwards following the cliffhanger in BrownWater II. Only now, his humorous and comical travel adventures find him struggling in his major undertaking to get home, back to the states, and to do this without his mentor and traveling cohort, Petty Officer Dan. Even with combat maturity, Charles is still just a very young nineteen-year-old city boy from Baltimore Maryland. For Vietnam veterans, this story will bring back precious memories that will make they say, Yeah, I remember doing stuff like that. That part of the war was fun. For those who never served in the military will find this an enjoyable eye-opener to military life.
While driving a motorboat around the Twin Lakes, Nancy and her friend Helen get caught in a dangerous storm. Luckily, they are rescued by another teenage girl in a rowboat. They soon learn that their rescuer is Laura Pendleton, whose mother has recently having passed away. Laura has come to meet up with her new guardians, but something isn't quite right about them. Nancy investigates the situation, and soon she stumbles upon a shocking surprise in the cellar of a bungalow!