The best journeys start with a great beginning...
These five exciting stories are the first episodes in our new adventure serials. They are our invitation for you to explore the rest of the story.
SECRETS RISING – Sally Berneathy
Murder, deception and romance as long-buried secrets rise from the past.
When Rebecca Patterson's parents die in an automobile crash, she is shocked to find a note hidden in a locked drawer. "I thank you for what you're doing for Rebecca. I know you'll give her a good home and loving family, all the things I can't…If she ever finds out you're not her natural parents, you must not, under any circumstances, let her try to find me."
Devastated by this revelation that her mother and father lied to her, weren't really her parents, Rebecca determines to find her biological parents. She hires private investigator, Jake Thornton, a rugged man who dresses in black, has eyes the color of the midnight summer sky and dark hair a little too long and shaggy, as though he hasn't taken time for a haircut lately.
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LOVERS LANE – Andris Bear
When the law can’t touch a vicious criminal preying on young women, one takes justice into her own hands.
After her sister is attacked and left clinging to life, Roxana Lane vows revenge on the man responsible. But the closer she gets, the more detective Nathan Scott watches her every move. With his piercing eyes that seem to miss nothing, Roxy finds it harder and harder to hide her secrets… and stay out of his arms.
A contradictory mix of strength and vulnerability, Roxy is a conflict of interest that fascinates him on every level. But when the sexy amateur sleuth uncovers Scandal’s dark underbelly, he must choose between the woman he wants and the law he serves.
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THE FOOL - L. J. Charles
Caitlin Connor’s destiny is to stand for truth and justice. Although new to her Wiccan gifts, she must use them to find a killer and free her friend from jail.
You can never escape from murder...
At least that’s how it seems to Caitlin Connor. Blessed with funky DNA, she’s able to see auras, read Tarot cards, and oh, yeah, she also packs the powerful ability to manipulate energy—the same energy that was instrumental in her mother’s death.
Ready for a new beginning, Caitlin leaves her estate on the English Riviera in her aunt’s capable hands, and with a hefty dose of optimism, travels to Hawaii’s North Shore to practice her newly learned art of reading Tarot cards.
Day one: Caitlin is faced with her personal prophecy. Day two: she trips over a dead body and hits the Honolulu PD’s suspect list. Whoever said life in paradise was idyllic didn’t know Caitlin Connor.
Can she find the killer and get on with living her dream, or will her future be limited to a jail cell?
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WITCHES ANONYMOUS – Misty Evans
Can a bad witch go good in thirteen steps? Not if Lucifer has his way with her.
In a room full of witches, you’d think I wouldn’t stand out. You’d be wrong.
My name is Amy Atwood and I’m a witch. Not one of those goodie-two-shoes Wiccans. No, I’m a Satan-worshipping, Devil-made-me-do-it witch.
However, after catching Lucifer performing a particularly wicked hex act with Emilia, my sister—a tried and true Wiccan—I turned my back on the Devil. I didn’t exactly expect him to be faithful, but bewitching it with my sister? High ick factor.
So, I swore an oath. No more casting spells to entertain him. No more curses to carry out his desires, and no more gathering of souls. No more witchery of any kind. Witches Anonymous here I come…
Lucifer, however, isn’t about to let me go. Witches Anonymous or not, I’m up to my wicked black hat in trouble of Biblical proportions…
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FORTUNE’S HERO – Jenna Bennett
To ensure their survival on a hostile planet, an escaped prisoner and his hostage must forge a partnership that changes them from enemies to reluctant allies and – eventually – to lovers.
Last year, space smuggler Quinn Conlan was on top of the world. He had everything a man could want: a fast ship, a great crew, a gorgeous girlfriend, lots of money, and adventure and excitement around every corner.
That all changed when he agreed to ferry a shipload of weapons to the beleaguered planet Marica, currently under siege by Rhenian forces. Now he’s stuck in a prison camp on the moon Marica-3, subjected to weekly sessions with the camp’s “medical team,” and praying for a quick death before he breaks under the torture and spills everything he knows about the Marican resistance.
When the opportunity presents itself, Quinn takes a Rhenian med tech hostage and heads into the inhospitable interior of the small moon. There, he has to keep himself and Doctor Elsa Brandeis safe from the deadly flora and fauna, as well as hidden from the prison guards searching for them, all while formulating a plan for getting his crew out of prison, his ship out of impound, and everyone out of orbit.
But when Elsa professes her love, can Quinn take the beautiful doctor at her word, or will trusting her—and his heart—condemn him and his crew to an eternity on Marica-3?