Three hundred and six days ago, Julia ran away from home. Abandoning her family, friends, boyfriend, and university plans, she fled with no explanation. She can't hide forever, though, and now it’s time to face the mess she left behind.
(Contemporary romance that does not contain explicit language or sex.)
The darkness was so complete, like a black room with no light. "Okay, on three, we're all going to scream. Someone will hear us. Mom and Dad are for sure caught up by now. One, two, three!"
"Help!" We screamed as loud as we could, over and over. When we couldn't scream anymore, our throats too sore, a flickering of light came back on and the skeleton waved at me.
"Welcome to the haunted house, where guests stay forever and the dead linger on to play."
Join the Three Lost Kids for another adventure as they're attacked by Sugar Bugs, face their fears in Cavity Cave, and battle giant Gummy Bears, all to save a dying Sugar Fairy who holds the fate of Halloween in her hands.
Can the girls learn to work together, each using their strengths to save the day, or will their fighting trap them in Sugar Land forever?
MAGICAL POOLS, SPELLS AND OTHERWORLDLY STUFF…
One day, Lark and her friend Shelley, visit their neighbour, Ms Trowper, to fetch their ball from her garden. Ms Trowper is not her usual cheery self. She has a pool of water in her attic. She is convinced it is a magical hole. She wants Lark and Shelley to see what’s in it. The girls decide Ms Trowper is bonkers and make a hasty retreat.
Later that night, Lark’s mum insists she saw Lark’s brother, Fin, and his ‘sensible’ friend, Mat, disappear through a hole in the garden. It makes no sense. Fin and Mat are on a camping trip and are not due home for days.
Troubled by this strange turn of events, the two friends return to Ms Trowper’s house. They revisit the hole in Ms Trowper’s attic and get sucked through the pool of water into another dimension: Craggthorn, where they are given a very important assignment. If they fail, a powerful spell will bind them to Craggthorn forever.
After three years caring for her dying mother, Layla Callaway learns she was adopted under unusual circumstances. Following a cryptic message to seek her birth family in Oregon, Layla uproots her life to find out the truth about her past. And herself.
Quin's natural charisma is attractive to plenty of women, but he longs for the one he's been dreaming of his entire life. When that day arrives, not only is he breathless, he's confronted with the challenge of a lifetime - an innate need to keep her safe and forever by his side.
Through manipulation and dark magic, Agro uses the powers of others to elevate his supremacy and wealth. When he discovers Layla didn't die at birth, he sets out to find and possess her.
Stretching from coast to coast and teeming with loathed villains and beloved heroes, The Mystic Series is rich with emotion, magic and intrigue. Whether the reader is laughing, crying or falling in love, they'll find themselves invested in Layla's fate through the rich dialogue and emotionally driven characters that weave the web of this fiery tale.
Not-quite-sixteen year old Lizbet Moore expects a boring last month of summer vacation -- and she gets what she’s expecting until a fifteen hundred year old Fae named Eamon shows up in her backyard disguised as a down-on-his-luck garden gnome. When Eamon slips an ancient amulet around her neck, the memories of Lizbet’s many past lives, including her first life as Morgan Le Fae, come slamming back to her to change her summer plans in a way she could never have expected.
Forced to go on the run when murderous monks show up at the back door, Lizbet hops a plane to Scotland accompanied by Eamon, the whispering voices of her past lives, and geekily cute James, the college boy from next door. Not only does she have to dodge the monks, but she’s racing against time and greedy land developers to prevent the entire race of the Fae from being destroyed.
The only thing Lizbet knows for sure is that if she fails and can't produce a few live fairies at the end of her journey, she is going to be grounded for life...and probably for her next life, too.
Britain in 2075 is a dangerous place. A man known only as the Governor rules the country with an iron hand, but within the towering perimeter walls of London Greater Urban Area anarchy spreads unchecked through the streets.
In the abandoned London Underground station of St. Cannerwells, a group of misfits calling themselves the Tube Riders seek to forget the chaos by playing a dangerous game with trains. Marta is their leader, a girl haunted by her brother’s disappearance. Of the others, Paul lives only to protect his little brother Owen, while Simon is trying to hold on to his relationship with Jess, daughter of a government official. Guarding them all is Switch, a man with a flickering eye and a faster knife, who cares only about preserving the legacy of the Tube Riders. Together, they are family.
Everything changes the day they are attacked by a rival gang. While escaping, they witness an event that could bring war down on Mega Britain. Suddenly they are fleeing for their lives, pursued not only by their rivals, but by the brutal Department of Civil Affairs, government killing machines known as Huntsmen, and finally by the inhuman Governor himself.
Excerpt from The Tube Riders (Chapter One)
"As the others said their goodbyes and left, Marta stood for a moment, looking out across the park towards the huge elevated highway overpass that rose above the city to the south. Half finished, it arched up out of the terraces and housing blocks to the east, rising steadily to a height of five hundred feet. There, at the point where it should have begun its gradual decent to the west, it just ended, sawn off, amputated.
Years ago, she remembered her father standing here with her, telling her about the future. Things had been better then. She’d still been going to school, still believed the world was good, still had dreams about getting a good job like a lawyer or an architect and hadn’t started to do the deplorable things that made her wake up shivering, just to get food or the items she needed to survive.
He had taken her hand and given it a little squeeze. She still remembered the warmth of his skin, the strength and assurance in those fingers. With his other arm he had pointed up at the overpass, in those days busy with scaffolding, cranes and ant-like construction workers, and told her how one day they would take their car, and drive right up over it and out of the city. The government was going to open up London Greater Urban Area again, he said. Let the city people out, and the people from the Greater Forest Areas back in. The smoggy, grey skies of London GUA would clear, the sirens would stop wailing all night, and people would be able to take the chains and the deadlocks off their doors. She remembered how happy she’d felt with her father’s arms around her, holding her close, protecting her.
But something had happened. She didn’t know everything – no one did – but things had changed. The government hadn’t done any of those things. The construction stopped, the skies remained grey, and life got even worse. Riots waited around every street corner. People disappeared without warning amid tearful rumours that the Huntsmen were set to return.
Marta sighed, biting her lip. Her parents and her brother were gone. Marta was just twenty-one, but St. Cannerwells Park was the closest she would ever get to seeing the countryside, and the euphoria of tube riding was the closest she would ever get to happiness.
She gripped the fence with both hands and gritted her teeth, trying not to cry. She was tough. She had adjusted to Mega Britain’s harshness, was accustomed to looking after herself, but just sometimes, life became too much to bear.
As the rain began to get heavier, tears pressed from her eyes and rolled down her cheeks."
The Tube Riders - a novel of 516
When a long term engagement turns into a dead end, Lauren decides on a fresh start a hundred miles away. She arrives determined to make room in her heart for her childhood friend Blake, a young pastor newly installed in a distant suburb of Boston.
He should be the ideal match for a Christian woman ready to start on married life, but Lauren’s reverence for the beautiful world around her goes unappreciated by him, and she’s wondering if she will ever be understood. Waiting for a pragmatic romance to take shape isn’t enough to fill all her lonely hours, so she agrees to a side job looking after the flower garden at Mrs. Tripp’s vacation house…
When Benjamin Tripp comes to spend the summer at his mother’s beach house, he brings his wine and his paintings, and intends to leave everything else behind. But his half-acknowledged longing for a meaningful relationship refuses to be forgotten. The freedom of one night stands has proved less satisfying than he thought it would be, and he can’t stop searching for something he doesn’t know how to find…
A chance conversation about modern art sparks a friendship that leaves Lauren unsettled. How can Benjamin understand so many things that she holds true, and yet reject the faith that sustains her? And what will she do when he challenges her to choose between her God and her heart?
Love Divine is an exploration of the Christian faith, a meditation on the dynamics of relationships, and a closer look at what makes us stop and wonder at the world round us.
This is a brief novel of about 56,000 words, (around 200 pages.)
The Belvedere Series contains stand alone Romance stories that explore the connections of faith, love and life in the fictional New England town of Belvedere. They can be read in any order.
EVERY THOUSAND YEARS THE VAMPIRE QUEEN SELECTS A NEW BODY, ALWAYS THE FAIREST IN THE LAND, AND THIS TIME SHE'S CHOSEN SNOW WHITE.
BLOOD AND SNOW: Snow White lives in Salem, Massachusetts with her dad, stepmother, and her cat, Gatsby. Her entire life she's been teased for her fairy tale name, and the fact that her seven best friends happen to be guys whose names begin with the same letters as the seven dwarves.
Everything changes on a trip into Boston, where an unseen stranger bites her, and she's transformed into something not quite human.
REVENANT IN TRAINING: Snow has been transformed into a revenant - not quite human and not quite vampire. She must discover how to live with the changes, hopefully without killing anyone.
THE VAMPIRE CHRISTOPHER: As a revenant, Snow White craves blood. Especially the blood of her Hunter. But will drinking from him save or enslave her?
BLOOD SOAKED PROMISES:Snow White must come to terms with her bloodlust. It's one thing to drink the blood of her Hunter, something else entirely to drink the blood of a human.
For twenty years, Tyler Hayes had been ripped from his childhood home. After the horrific accident that took away his parents' life, Tyler's grandfather removed him from the mansion and sent him away.
Now, after twenty years, his grandfather had passed away and he could finally go home. However, even in his death, Tyler's grandfather had betrayed him once again, leaving the mansion to a woman he had never met.
Even though Kate Mitchell had never met Tyler, she knew all about the accident that changed the Hayes's family. Unbeknownst to her, was how she was going to end up being caught in the middle of a long estranged relationship between two different generations.
Two complete different personalities would have to learn to get along and play nice in order to survive a will that would change their lives.
With shoulders squared and dreams set high, Kit Shannon arrives in Los Angeles feeling a special calling to the law. Yet under the care of her socialite aunt, Kit quickly comes to realize that few understand her burning desire to seek justice and practice a profession known only to men. When her aunt adamantly refuses to support her unconventional career aspirations, Kit questions whether she is truly following God's will. And when her growing love for a man pledged to another threatens scandal, Kit knows her days might be numbered in Los Angeles.
A chance meeting with Earl Rogers, the city's most prominent criminal lawyer, garners Kit an apprentice position. And work on a notorious murder case. Someone has been killing prostitutes in Los Angeles, but Kit is certain it is not Rogers’ client. Determined to find the truth, Kit runs full on into forces that want to stop her, forces that stretch all the way to the citadels of power in the City of Angels.
Historical Romantic Suspense from Tracie Peterson and James Scott Bell
A CBA Bestseller
James Scott Bell is a multi-bestselling author and the winner of the Christy Award for Excellence. He is also the author of the #1 bestselling book for writers, Plot & Structure. He lives and writes in Los Angeles.
Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 80 novels. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Belgrade, Montana.
Regan Black is known for crafting dark, edgy, action-packed paranormal romance and urban fantasy novels. The Mathcmaker's Mark proves she has an equal talent for writing on the lighter side of paranormal romance.
"A rare, light-hearted paranormal romance that will be loved by fans of both Nora Roberts and Kresley Cole." Jordan, beta reviewer
When you're 'more' than human, finding your soulmate isn't as easy as answering a few questions online. It's best to track down Campbell Consulting, a.k.a. the Matchmaker.
In Charleston, South Carolina half-elf Lily has a birthmark her elders vow is a mystical promise of true love. So far she's yet to encounter Mr. Right in either the elf or human realms.
Dare, a wood elf, has led the Matchmaker's security team for years. In town on a simple errand, when the Matchmaker disappears his future is turned inside out.
And Amy Campbell is a completely human English professor about to discover the true magic of the family business...
Regan Black is the author of JUSTICE INCARNATE, INVASION OF JUSTICE, VEIL OF JUSTICE, TRACKING SHADOWS, as well as numerous short stories.
**If you're looking for Regan's action-packed novels set in 2096, start with Justice Incarnate.
**For Regan's YA fantasy short story series, start with The Pixie Chicks.
Do you know a happy hippo?
I don't suppose you do.
Here's a book about a happy hippo -
I made it just for you!
Join Happy Hippo as he has happy thoughts all day (they pop into his head, and then they float away!).
A positive bedtime or anytime picture book for kids.
Think happy hippo thoughts!
“He couldn’t seem to get his teeth into anything. Except books. The things in books was darn near more real to him than the things breathing and eating.” ~ Ken Kesey