Katie has a reputation with the men in the community; she's known for being hard to catch and impossible to keep, but Ciaran O'Connor makes her blood run hot. He is honest, protective, and the gentlest man she has ever known. This rancher expects the woman he loves to allow him to take care of her, which includes her obedience when he asks for it...and a red hot bottom when she doesn't. Ciaran doesn't need someone like Katie, whose past screams for her to run while her heart begs her to stay.
One day Alditha is content living with her family, the next she is taking her friend's place to serve at the King's castle. Her father's final instructions, to keep smiling and to do what is right, will be harder to live out than she ever imagined. She will face a royal nephew who delights in making people miserable, an angry servant girl who will stop at nothing to get what she wants, and noblemen who plot murder. Will she be able to keep the promise she made to her father? Will she find the faith she longs for during all of her adventures and adversities?
Just before Christmas, Nikki Thomas lost her childhood friend, Katherine, when they were 10 years old. The case rocked the neighborhood of Willow Creek in 1988. Kat's mother was convicted of her murder, but no body was ever found. Now, 12 years later, Nikki's memory goes back to her childhood when her mother gives her some old Christmas ornaments. Her mind starts racing, wondering if Kat's mother really murdered her.
On her last night at as owner and manager of her family's antique business, a stranger arrives at Tessa's doorstep with an impossible dream: find and replace a one-of-a-kind chair. Having lost more in his life than just a chair, Brian convinces Tessa to procure and restore the furnishing for his stately family home. With conflicting feelings of attraction for Brian and an embarrassment for her uncle's dishonesty, Tessa tries to begin her life anew.
Labeled an Arcane, Rachel Ryan wonders if she's human anymore. After she's thrown headlong into the world of the preternatural Rachel learns shapeshifters, faeries, and vampires aren't legends. They've been living hidden in plain sight among humans. In her quest to save a child she will set off a cataclysmic chain of events. Her actions will disrupt the carefully balanced political chess board, casting once powerful pieces to the floor.
"Great story, but performance too clipped"
When Viking raiders attack a quiet Norse village, a small boy's life is ripped apart as he's carried away by sea and sold into a life of servitude. But when this young boy with veins full of fire and a head full of ideas comes of age, he is not what he seems to be.
"Good story lost to narration"