-- Trapped by him and his entourage of killers, Ellie is forced to commit a dangerous, heinous crime Camden McQueen can't forget Ellie Watt. Seeking revenge and pursued by the authorities for a crime he didn't commit, the talented tattoo artist does things he never thought himself capable of to save Ellie. As Camden straddles the line between love and retribution, he vows to do everything in his power to get her back. But if Camden unleashes his dark side, will Ellie still love him? "I knew from the moment I began chapter one that Karina and I are kindred spirits. Fans of her Artists series will not be disappointed with this second installment and will no doubt be left panting for the third." -- CJ Roberts, USA Today "I'm officially addicted to Karina Halle's writing, but I don't plan on seeking a cure for this obsession anytime soon." -- New York Times "Karina Halle has done it again with this violently beautiful tale of love, pain, revenge & loss that will rip you apart, piece by piece, and put you back together again." -- New York Times Shooting Scars Approx. 100,000 words.
The third volume in my series of poetry books. Particularly proud of this one's cover; it is a photograph of my dearly departed father as a baby. I miss and love him dearly, and every project I create is dedicated to his memory. I love you, Daddy.
From the author of the acclaimed The Pact, Love, In English and the Dirty Angels Trilogy. If you devoured the Fifty Shades trilogy and the Crossfire series, you'll love The Artists Trilogy, a dark, explosive ride about a sexy, dangerous love triangle. The Artists Trilogy - Book Two A dangerous kind of love... When Ellie Watt offered herself to her former lover to save Camden's life, she never imagined the twisted game Javier had planned for her. Trapped by him, Ellie is forced to commit a dangerous, heinous crime - or Javier will kill Camden. Now ex-con artist Ellie must find a way to stay ahead of the game...before it destroys her and the only man she ever loved. Camden McQueen can't forget Ellie Watt. Seeking revenge and pursued by the authorities for a crime he didn't commit, the talented tattoo artist does things he never thought himself capable of to save Ellie. Straddling the line between love and retribution, he vows to do everything in his power to get her back. But if Camden unleashes his dark side, will Ellie still love him? Don't miss the explosive, intoxicating conclusion to The Artists Trilogy, Bold Tricks. And if you're addicted to the wild and sexy world of Karina Halle, don't miss her Dirty Angels Trilogy.
Hailey Cain has a history of testing the limits of her fate: as a fearless bike messenger on the twisted, competitive streets of San Francisco; as a young female cadet in a sea of men at West Point. But Hailey also has secrets--the biggest of which led her to leave the academy just two months short of graduation, two months away from becoming a lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Now, scraping and fighting her way through life, Hailey finds focus only when she's in motion. When an old friend from her former life in Los Angeles calls in a favor, Hailey doesn't have to think too long before she accepts the mission. She will escort a young Mexican woman across the border to a remote mountain town in Sierra Madre. But what happens there will alter Hailey's life irrevocably. From the dustiest Mexican roads to the meanest streets of East L.A., Hailey finds herself ensnared in a war more deviant and ugly than any she trained for as a cadet. Deep in the gang underworld, pusued by mobsters and authorities alike, Hailey must use her instincts to stay alive--and to protect the innocent from a past that still haunts her. Awash in sharp gangland details and unrelenting in its pace, Hailey's War introduces one of the most memorable heroines in recent crime fiction. Hailey Cain is complicated, tough, and unnerving--and her journey into the depths of despair and desperation is as harrowing as it is impossible to put down. From the Hardcover edition.
The second dark, twisted and dangerously hot Dirty Angels book from the author of The Artists Trilogy, The Pact, and Love, in English. Set in the world of lawless, lethal Mexico, fans of Joanna Wylde, Kristen Proby and Tarryn Fisher will be blown away by this electrifying series. Beautiful Mexican air hostess Alana Bernal is accustomed to men falling at her feet. And with her messed-up family, she's used to tragedy following her around. But she's never experienced love - real, rip-your-heart-out, all-consuming love. That's until she meets Derek Conway - a hard-bodied American ex-soldier with steely eyes and a commanding presence. A chance encounter in Puerto Vallarta, and a weekend of hot sex and mindless passion, leads to something more - something deadly. Because Derek isn't the type of man to fall in love, or stick around. And he's not in Mexico for a holiday. He's a heartless killer-for-hire who does ugly jobs for the highest bidder. And for Alana and Derek, the highest bidder has the power to bring their world crashing down around them. The highest bidder can destroy everything. Look out for Dirty Promises, Book Three in the explosive Dirty Angels series. And don't miss The Artists Trilogy, for more wild, intoxicating action.
This two-book bundle puts fans in the front row in a battle for souls! It’s sex, drugs, rock n’ roll . . . but so much more in Karina Halle’s shocking novels. In The Devil’s Metal, Dawn Emerson writes for Creem Magazine because it knows rock better than any other music rag out there. She follows the band Hybrid because their fans are the most devoted, the most obsessive, the most fanatical. To get the article that will make her career, she’ll get on a tour bus that is on its way straight to hell, driven by charismatic guitarist Sage Knightly, who gives Dawn the backstage pass that could be her last. The Indie Bookshelf called it “an absolute trip that will leave you feeling like you were right there on the tour bus.” In The Devil’s Reprise, Dawn and Sage are reunited on his first solo tour. But the only thing more daunting than making a deal with the devil is discovering that you might not be able to pay it back.
A new adult novel that perfectly captures the existential angst of your early twenties with raw wit, fresh insight, and true feeling from a critically adored USA TODAY bestselling author. Joshua Miles has spent his early twenties spinning his wheels. Working dead-end jobs and living at home has left him exhausted and uninspired, with little energy to pursue his passion for graphic art. Until he meets Gemma Henare, a vivacious out-of-towner from New Zealand. What begins as a one-night stand soon becomes a turning point for Josh. He can’t get Gemma out of his head, even after she has left for home, and finds himself throwing caution to the wind for the first time in his life. It’s not long before Josh is headed to New Zealand with only a backpack, some cash, and Gemma’s name to go on. But when he finally tracks her down, he finds his adventure is only just beginning. Equally infatuated, Gemma leads him on a whirlwind tour across the beautiful country, opening Josh up to life, lust, love, and all the messy heartache in between. Because, when love drags you somewhere, it might never let go—even when you know you have to say goodbye.
A raw, gritty and hot read from the author of The Artists Trilogy, Love, in English and The Pact. Filled with forbidden love, twisted lives, and explosive action, and set in the scorching heat and headiness of Mexico, fans of Joanna Wylde, Kristen Proby and Tarryn Fisher won't want to miss this. For Luisa Chavez, former beauty queen, every day is a struggle to survive. Working as a waitress in Cabo San Lucas is her only hope until Salvador Reyes, depraved leader of a Mexican drug cartel, offers her a lifeline. Salvador wants Luisa as his prized wife, and she can't say no. Robbed of all her freedom, even the finest wines and most precious jewels can't make up for the ugliness and violence of her marriage. Desperate to escape, Luisa's wish comes true in the deadliest form: Javier Bernal, head of a rival cartel. Javier will stop at nothing to get what he wants. And he wants to take Luisa, use her, and ruin her. Unless she ruins him first... Don't miss Book Two in the Dirty Angels series, Dirty Deeds - for more dark, dangerous and breathtakingly sexy action. And be sure to catch The Artists Trilogy for more of Javier...
For the authors discussed in Remarkable Modernisms - poets John Yau, Charles Simic, and Mark Strand, and novelists Ann Beattie and Joyce Carol Oates - writing about modern art not only helps to illuminate the work of the artist but also serves as a stimulus to verbal self-portraiture. By revealing as much about their own lives and works as they do about the visual objects reviewed - pieces for example by Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Joseph Cornell, Alex Katz, Edward Hopper and George Bellows - the authors studied by Daniel Morris extend the scope of their analysis. In all five cases, writing about art becomes a critical inquiry into the nature of public acts of witnessing and private acts of seeing and not seeing.