“THERE WAS NO WAY I WAS PUTTING THIS BOOK DOWN!!!!!... I was literally holding my breath… I HAD TO KNOW!!!!! As for the explosive ending WOW definitely not what or who I was expecting.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars She looked at the smiling, eager face of the little girl in the photograph, with dark hair, bright-green eyes, a missing front tooth, and her entire life ahead of her. Chelsea was last seen walking back from a friend’s house one summer afternoon. She never made it home… An eight-year-old girl, Chelsea Compton, is missing in Pine Valley, California and for Detective Katie Scott it’s a cruel reminder of the friend who disappeared from summer camp twenty years ago. Unable to shake the memories, Katie vows she won’t rest until she discovers what happened to Chelsea. But as Katie starts to investigate—her PTSD flashbacks kept at bay with the help of her loyal ex-military dog, Cisco—the case reveals itself to be much bigger and more shocking than she feared. Deep in the forest, she unearths a makeshift cemetery: a row of graves, each with a brightly coloured teddy bear. Tracing the silk lining the coffins, Katie links the graves to a stack of missing-persons cases involving young girls—finding a pattern no one else has managed to see. Someone in Pine Valley has been taking the town’s daughters for years, and Katie is the only one who can stop them. And then another little girl goes missing, snatched from the park near her home… Compulsive and gripping crime fiction from a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author—perfect for fans of Lisa Regan, Rachel Caine and Melinda Leigh. Katie Scott’s first case will have you on the edge of your seat and gasping in shock. What readers are saying about Little Girls Sleeping: “I was really wowed by it… I couldn’t put the book down and was trying to read as fast as I could so I could find out who the killer was. The ending took me by surprise… I was literally gasping for air… I would definitely recommend.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “Wow what an absolutely amazing fantastic read. I was hooked almost as soon as I started this book. I am still trying to pick my chin off the floor. I loved it from page one and couldn’t read the pages quick enough. I did not see the end coming… Awesome.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “If you read one police thriller this year make sure that it is this one… it will grip you from the start and will drag you into the story trying desperately to work out who the killer is but I promise you that you will not be able to figure it out.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “A great way to start a new series! It's a wonderfully written roller-coaster ride. A must read!” Book Obsessed Introverts, 5 stars “Believe me when I say that you are in for a thrilling read!... I could not put it away. Can highly recommend!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “Wow!... The hairs on my head stood up with this one!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “A nail-biting thriller… I was gripped from page one, through each twist and turn… until I reached the climax which was shocking and totally unexpected.” Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars “It was addicting, captivating and had me reading into the night.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “Truly an amazing book. The storyline flowed, the characters were engaging, and I could barely tear myself away... Highly recommended!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “I read it in one sitting and could not put it down. A real page turner.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
A Book on a Transformation of Pharma Business Experience into a Beautiful Life Story.
Author: Lara Sotlar Urankar
Publisher: Balboa Press
Category: Family & Relationships
Lara is a forty-two-year-old, caught in the chaos of daily responsibilities, trying her best to be a good mother, an obliging wife, a caring housewife, an outstanding employee, and a loyal friend. She’s troubled by the realization that while rushing through life, she’s lost not only her dream but also the most important thing—herself. While on a trip with her family, she quietly hopes to meet a person who can steer her to a new path. Yet the person she wished to meet didn’t show up rather the trip brings her a true revelation. It takes her not only to the most beautiful beaches in the world—but to the depths of her own heart. With the help of her eight-year-old daughter, she turns on the light within and opens up the hidden drawer inside herself. She manages to awaken a sleeping little girl and finally gets to meet the person she’s been looking for. Herself. What did she have to learn to finally begin to live her purpose? Working at an international pharmaceutical company, has she learned to be brave enough to now follow herself? What has she learned from her great teachers, doctors, and patients? Has she learned how to use her marketing and sales skills to fulfill her dreams? By using the knowledge and experience she has acquired, can she now help others?
Book 3 of The Unbreakable Series (Romantic Suspense Books)
Author: Maria Elizabeth Romana
Publisher: Research Triangle Publications
The Series: The Unbreakable Series consists of Book One: Little Miss Straight Lace, Book Two: Little Girl Lost, and Book Three: Daddy’s Little Girls. The Story: Unbreakable is the story of Josie Natale, a dedicated researcher who lives and works in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina. When Josie learns a bit too much about her client’s new drug, the horrors from her past seem destined to return. Just as her life begins to spin out of control, a dashing computer security expert arrives from South America and seems the perfect antidote. But is his sudden arrival just the happy coincidence it seems? Find out in these novels of mystery, romance, and suspense that take the reader on a roller coaster ride of murder, mayhem, sex, and drugs—of the pharmaceutical variety, of course—until the very last page. Praise for The Unbreakable Series: “Romana’s characters are portrayed with skill, each is a credible person filled with foibles, warts and gaffes…the various twists and turns are handled with skill, are easily followed, and add depth and dimension often lacking in works provided by newer writers…Maria Romana’s Little Miss Straight Lace is a fast paced, keep ‘em guessing and turning the page type read sure to intrigue readers who enjoy good writing, a bit of romance, a lot of action, and a downright good read.” —Molly Martin, for Midwest Book Review “There is one thing for sure, the reader is in for a rollicking ride. It is full of suspense and mystery along with romance and humor. A very enjoyable read.” —Readers Favorite, an Amazon VineTM Voice reviewer. “…a great beach read…all the ingredients for a story that’s hard to put down…” —Author A.J. Braithwaite, Inside Hawley Lodge Read a snippet (from Book 3): Robert spoke with open hands and a casual stance, “Look, fella, take it easy. We just—” “O-okay, listen, I-I’ll tell you the whole story. Everything. But I swear, I never did anything to her. Nobody did. Not on my watch, anyway. I took real good care of her. I swear. You gotta believe me!” Nic’s pulse quickened. He took a step closer and cocked a brow at the stocky man, “Who her?” “Y-you know—your girl.” “My girl?” “Y-yeah. You know…petite, brunette, pretty. Kinda…” The guy relaxed a little, pulling his hands away from the fence, and started forming an hourglass shape with them. Nic pursed his lips. “Okay. I know what she looks like.” He lifted his chin at the stocky man, “So what are you talking about? ‘Your watch’. ‘Took care of her’. Where? When?” “Come on, you know…” The tattooed man looked from Nic over to Robert, as if he expected a more reasonable interrogator—a Good Cop to Nic’s Bad. But Nic insisted, “Humor me.” “Well, uh, well…” Nic took another step. The tattooed man gulped and started talking, “Yeah, okay. See, when I took the job, I didn’t know it was her, okay? It was only when I saw her close up, in the light, that I recognized her. I remembered her from the bar. From that night last summer when I pulled her off the stool. I mean, I didn’t know who she really was. I just thought she was your date, your girl or whatever, okay? I didn’t know she was like…one of you.” Keywords: Romance, Romantic Suspense, Romance Suspense, Suspense Romance, Mystery Romance, Romantic Mystery, Romance Adventure, Romantic Adventure, Multicultural Romance, Hispanic Romance, Romance Novel, Books for Android, eBooks for Android
Not Quite the Fairy Tale is a series of paranormal romance written for a mature audience. Expect adult language and naughty stuff. Each book is a stand alone. Aurora Stephenson is the ultimate Lady, the picture of grace and perfection. She’s distant, detached, and consequently, no one thinks she has a heart. They’re wrong. For years, she’s cared for, cared about one person beyond anyone else. Nevermind the fact that King Rupert isn’t exactly what one would call alive. He's slept for a hundred years, and nothing can awake him... or so Aurora thinks.
A Groundbreaking Guide to the Mysteries, the Problems, and the Solutions
Author: Carlos H. Schenck
Category: Health & Fitness
We spend more than 200,000 hours sleeping in a lifetime, the equivalent of more than 8,000 days. Yet research has only just begun to decode the mysteries behind what can go wrong. Here, Dr. Carlos H. Schenck, one of the most prominent sleep doctors and researchers in the country, takes us on an incredible journey into the mechanisms of sleep, and the spectrum of disorders that can occur when these mechanisms go bizarrely awry. Dr. Schenck discusses the causes and treatments for common problems-insomnia, restless legs syndrome, sleep apnea, and more. But what sets this book apart is the rare glimpse it offers into the cutting-edge science that he and others have pioneered in identifying, understanding, and explaining the realm of "parasomnias"-the mysterious, more extreme sleep disorders,such as dream enactment, sleep-related eating disorder, sexsomnia, sleepwalking, sleep terrors, sleep paralysis, and even sleep violence, which affect at least 20 million Americans. Comprehensive, engrossing, and backed by the latest medical research, Sleep is a groundbreaking work about what continues to be one of our most mysterious medical puzzles-making it an indispensable guide for sufferers of all sleep disorders and their families.
If you can't stand the heat... Lam Draeger’s deep wounds from the death of his young son and his subsequent divorce were still healing when he was saddled with his running his family’s cattle and rodeo stock ranch and the responsibility of raising his siblings and keeping them out of trouble. His every moment is devoted to running the ranch and business smoothly. He’s had no time to mourn his many losses or try to rebuild his personal life. And romance? Out of the question, no matter how sweet the temptation. ...don't fall in love in the kitchen Single mom Gwen Hobbs is right back where she swore she’d never be – cooking in the kitchen at the Draeger ranch just like her mom before her. But since her fiance and the father of her daughters walked out on her, taking all their savings with him, she’s forced to be practical. So she vows to ignore the attraction that hums between her and Lam and to stop dreaming of becoming a chef. But when Lam suggests she audition for a cooking competition, Gwen realizes that not all her dreams are out of reach, and her growing hopes extend far beyond a professionally tricked-out kitchen.
Ruminations of a Catholic School Girl is a compendium of random thoughts on food, love, sex, shopping, marriage, divorce, death, rebirth, the existential vacuum and music through essays, notes passed in class, and diary entries. With vivid imagery and sardonic commentary, brings to life the story of a Boomer from Long Island, Gwen Patrick (the author's alter-ego), who loves shoes, Beaujolais, shopping, food and most of all - food, family and friends. Chronicling her life from her first experience with parochial school in the 60s through her son Zimmerman's high school years, it tells the story of a Long Island boomers experience and continuing journey.With references to Plutarch and Popeye, the Bible and Sex and the City, Jim Morrison, Joni Mitchell and Opera, Gwen's journey will resonate with women of any age - and men who understand the importance of having the right mustard for their pastrami.
How Infants, Toddlers, and Parents can get a Good Night's sleep
Author: Jodi A. Mindell
Category: Family & Relationships
Right after "Is it a boy or a girl?" and "What's his/her name?," the next question people invariably ask new parents is "Are you getting any sleep?" Unfortunately, the answer is usually "Not much." In fact, studies show that approximately 25% of young children experience some type of sleep problem and, as any bleary-eyed parent will attest, it is one of the most difficult challenges of parenting. Drawing on her ten years of experience in the assessment and treatment of common sleep problems in children, Dr. Jodi A. Mindell now provides tips and techniques, the answers to commonly asked questions, and case studies and quotes from parents who have successfully solved their children's sleep problems. Unlike other books on the subject, Dr. Mindell also offers practical tips on bedtime, rather than middle-of-the-night-sleep training, and shows how all members of the family can cope with the stresses associated with teaching a child to sleep.