Ariana Stallin is no stranger to heartbreak. After the death of her mother, Ariana moved away and settled down in La Pine, Oregon. Seclusion was top priority. Once she was settled in and started a small business, the warnings came from a handful of locals. The weather was always out of control and strange things seemed to happen on a daily basis. Plunged into the chaos of the supernatural, Ariana finds herself madly in love with Ethan. A vampire who will stop at nothing to protect her from a deadly enemy, who is determined to kill her for unknown reasons. To top things off, a secret emerges from her mother's past causing her life to spiral out of control. A secret, that causes a clan of Elves, living deep in Deschutes National Forest, to get involved. But is that what they really are? Losing the solitude she was looking for, Ariana is thrust into a hellish reality and finds herself fighting for her life and those she has come to care for. Unbeknownst to her, Ariana's troubles are just begining. A madness like no other, finds her, causing a tidal wave of questions. Will she find the answers?
It's September 2000, and the Olympic Games are about to descend on Sydney. The city is at fever pitch, but Barrett Pike, private investigator, couldn't care less. The excitement in Barrett's life comes via his part-time squeeze, the glamorous and successful Andrea Fox-Fearnor, and the after-dark activities of Sydney's notorious criminals – in particular, the sartorial stand-over man, Ernesto "Hollywood Jack" Tucci. When a violent incident at a restaurant in which Barrett's bull-at-the-gate treatment of an infamous piece of pond scum is witnessed, Barrett is made in an offer even he can't refuse – $150,000 to bodyguard Titus "Bunny" Delfranco, the fastest man in the world. Sounds like easy money, but the sprinter has a million-dollar tag on his head, and an American ex-marine turned bounty hunter, Edward Hickey, is going to have Bunny running for his life. And Barrett, together with his main man, the formidable Geoff O'Mara, is going to have his work cut out staying in the game – and staying alive. Add to this mix a shadowy team of car-bombers, an exotic beauty with gangland connections and a doomsday sect hell bent on revenge, and the result is a complex, nightmarish thriller that pushes the genre about as far as it can go this side of the apocalypse.
Her love was found upon her knees. In her distress, she was searching and seeking out ways to find love and comfort that was missing in her life. From an early age as far back as she could remember she was searching, day after day, trying to fill that need of hurt and emptiness in her life, trying to find the answer to her needs. She never felt love and compassion from the most important people in her life, (her parents). She longed to be held, and told she was loved. As she watches her friend being held in the arms of her parents many times she felt left out, wishing that it was her. Then came a time when she had no choice. After seeking and searching many ways to try to find what she needed in her life, to find the love and happiness that she longed for and desired—that fulfillment that was missing in her life—she then was drawn back to church. She started to put the Lord back in her life. Slowly there began a change in her life. She found what she was looking for. A love that was fulfilling that didn’t hurt what she needed in her life; it was the love of the Lord. She found it upon her bended knees. It was in front of her all the time.
Third generation Texas Ranger Tyler Steele is the last of a dying breed-- a modern day cowboy hero living in a world that doesn't quite understand his powerful sense of right and wrong and instinct to defend those who can't defend themselves. Despite his strong moral compass, Ty has trouble seeing his greatest weakness. His hard outer shell, the one essential to his work, made him incapable of forging the emotional connection his wife Andie so desperately needed. Now retired, rasing their son Brodie on his own, and at risk of losing his ranch, Ty does not know how to rebuild from the rubble of his life. The answer comes in the form of Samantha and her daughter Hope, on the run from a seemingly inescapable situation. They are in danger, desperate, and alone. Though they are strangers, Ty knows he can help-- protecting the innocent is what he does best. As his relationship with Sam and Hope unfolds, Ty realizes he must confront his true weaknesses if he wants to become the man he needs to be.
Plan for a late night when you get caught up in this thrilling tale of romantic suspense from New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers. Things looked bad when Lizzie Rush finally found hard evidence that her boss, thrill-seeking billionaire Norman Estabrook, heads an international criminal network. But when he escapes police custody after a deadly Boston bombing, the worst is yet to come. From nowhere arrives the mysterious Brit Will Davenport. Lizzie isn’t sure which side he’s on, but his mercenary talents may help end the violence. Now, emerging from a year of secrets and lies as a double agent straddling two worlds, Lizzie has little choice but to trust a man answering to no one. When the mist clears—and the frightening truth is revealed—who knows which side she herself will end up on. Originally published in 2009
The Hunger has one language and it is the language of excess. Lincoln gave The Hunger everything he had and still it wanted more. It wanted his life. Hidden from the London tourists lies a demi-monde of decadence where a man can party to excess for as long as his wallet allows.Lincoln was in charge of sales and marketing for a famous men's club in Soho, connecting wealthy punters with hopeful girls. He held private sex parties for city bankers and worked his way through an endless supply of beautiful young women, breaking beds and smashing toilets along the way. But even that was not enough to satisfy The Hunger. Lincoln wanted more coke and more women, even oldwomen. And he devouredthem. Driven to drink more, snort more, fight more and f*ck more, Lincoln pushed his body to the point of collapse and then he pushed it further. When you're possessed by The Hunger, is there ever a way out? This raw, brutal and honest account of one man's addiction to excess is a tale of terrifying madness.
New York Times bestselling author Richard Kadrey’s fifth Sandman Slim adventure. James Stark, aka Sandman Slim, has lost the Qomrama Om Ya, an all-powerful weapon from the banished older gods. Older gods who are returning and searching for their lost power. The hunt leads Stark to an abandoned shopping mall infested with tribes of squatters. Somewhere in this kill zone is a dead man with the answers Stark needs. All Stark has to do is find the dead man, recover the artifact, and outwit and outrun the angry old gods—and natural-born killers—on his tail. But not even Sandman Slim is infallible, and any mistakes will cost him dearly.
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