After a career on the rodeo circuit, Ben Sterling just wants to settle down. The only woman to spark his interest, however, is the new owner of the cafe and she doesn't seem to be interested in him.
I am Catalia Fisa, and I do not break. Deep breath in. Long breath out. The Gods are telling me I'm some sort of new Origin, which apparently means it's my job to give Thalyria a fresh start. Griffin crowned me with the symbols of the three realms. If I'm supposed to be not just a queen but the Queen, I'd better start acting like it. --
After two hit reality TV shows brought ex-detective Georgia Thornton into America's living rooms, audiences can't get enough of her quest for love and justice. Now producers have come up with an all-new show set in a haunted castle in Golden, California. Georgia and nine other contestants will need to solve the mystery of a young woman who disappeared at the castle in 1960. Except there's one rather substantial problem waiting for everyone when they arrive: a groundskeeper is found drowned at the bottom of the castle's empty pool. Now Georgia and the other contestants will need to work together, because there's a different sort of game afoot--and it's not one they can afford to lose...
A world-renowned chocolatier has just turned up dead...right after sampling a slice of Jules' decadent four-layer chocolate cake. Now all eyes are on Jules as she tries to find the mysterious ingredient in her own recipe.--Provided by the publisher
Sheltered by a strict father, Paulina Rostakova spends her time working for the family business and yearning for some grand adventure. So when contestants are needed for a reality show reenacting an historic 1908 car race across the US, Asia, Russia, and Europe, Paulie jumps at the chance to get behind the wheel of a vintage car. Dixon Ainslie has nothing to lose by entering the race, except the rut hes been in since the death of his girlfriend years ago. But as other racers begin to drop out, the producers want Dixon to join forces with Paulieon one condition: they have to pretend to fall in love and get married. And as their scripted courtship takes off, Dixon and Paulie will have to take a detour into reality to turn the sparks flying between them into a passion with staying power... -- Page 4 of cover.
London milliner Vivian Tremont and her American cousin and partner, Scarlett Parker, tip their caps to their beloved shop on Portobello Road in Notting Hill and set off for Paris, where Viv can't wait to teach a hat-making class. But she has another reason to travel to the City of Light: to find the man she impulsively eloped with years ago and have their marriage annulled.
When Marine captain Cullen Loughman, who is searching for his missing father, charters her plane, ex-Air Force pilot Mia Carter loses all control around this man for whom she is willing to risk it all for a chance at forever.
Returning to the Scottish Highland village of Gandiegow to visit with her late husbands grandfather, widow and single mother Rachel runs into an old flame who offers her something she never thought shed havea second chance at love.
Gourmet popcorn entrepreneur Rebecca Anderson and her poodle, Sprocket, are back on the case, in the second Popcorn Shop Mystery from the author of Kernel of Truth . Despite Rebecca Anderson's best efforts to distance herself from her ex-husband, the guy keeps popping up. When Antoine offers to feature her breakfast bars and popcorn fudge on his popular cooking show, she suspects he's once again trying to butter her up--but the TV exposure for her gourmet popcorn shop, POPS, is too good to turn down. Things take a shocking turn when the crew comes to Grand Lake to film in her shop, and Rebecca discovers Antoine's assistant electrocuted in a hotel bathtub. Now the police want Antoine to come clean. Her ex may be a pain, but he's no killer. So Rebecca decides to bag the real culprit. If she isn't careful, however, she may be the next one getting burned.
The New York Times bestselling author of A Whisker of Trouble returns as secondhand shop owner Sarah Grayson and her rescue cat, Elvis, get caught up in a case of she said, she said... When Sarah Grayson opened a secondhand shop in the quaint town of North Harbor, Maine, she was expecting peace and quiet. Then she was adopted by a rescue cat named Elvis and a kooky trio of senior sleuths known as Charlotte's Angels. Now she has nine lives worth of excitement... Sarah's friend and employee Rose is delivering a customer's purchase when the quick errand becomes a deadly escapade. Rose arrives just in time to see the customer murdered by his wife, but before she can call the police, she is knocked out cold. When she wakes up, no one believes her, especially after the woman claims her husband is very much alive and has left her for someone else--and has a text message and empty bank account to prove it. Despite her convincing story, Sarah is sure something is fishy--and it's not Elvis's kitty treats. Sarah, Elvis, and the Angels are determined to unravel this mysterious yarn, before the feral killer pounces again...--Publisher's website.
If you're reading this, I'm already dead ... That's the note seventeen-year-old Haley Cooke leaves behind when she disappears from inside her high school. FBI profiler Evelyn Baine is called in to figure out who had reason to hurt her. On the surface, the popular cheerleader has no enemies, but as Evelyn digs deeper, she discovers that everyone close to Haley has something to hide. Everyone from estranged parents, to an older boyfriend with questionable connections, to a best friend who envies Haley's life. Secrets can be deadly ... One of those secrets may have gotten Haley killed. If she's still alive, Evelyn knows that the more the investigation ramps up, the more pressure they could be putting on Haley's kidnapper to make her disappear for good. It's also possible the teenager isn't in danger at all, but has skillfully manipulated everyone and staged her own disappearance. Only one thing is certain: uncovering Haley's fate could be dangerous--even deadly--to Evelyn herself.
Actor Tyler Fairfield is back in his hometown of Spencer Hollow, Virginia to help co-star Gabrielle rehabilitate her image. While there, Tyler reunites with Brianna MacDougall, an old friend with whom he had a one-night stand. They both agreed it was a mistake, but after being together again, they're not so sure.
Eva Ward has won a lavish wedding on the nation's hottest morning show and can't wait to kick off her happily-ever-after in style. Too bad her fiance backs out on-air-- and cameraman Aidan Walker makes sure her private meltdown goes viral, down to the last couch-kicking moment. The only way Eva can save face and keep her perfect nuptial plans on track is to star in a new find-a-groom reality segment. But finding Mr. Right in two months means ignoring her handsome new producer-- none other than Aidan himself-- and getting their instant, exasperation attraction out of her system... Eva soon finds there's a lot more to Aidan than freewheeling charm. But one glimpse of his caring side can't make up for off-camera politics, Aidan's own secrets-- or Eva's fear that they're too different to ever trust each other. So it's time for her to flip the script, write twists no one will see coming -- and risk her heart to get the real thing... --
Proprietor of the Eternal Slumber Funeral Home, Emma Lee can see, hear, and talk to ghosts of murdered folks. And when her high school nemesis is found dead, Jade Lee Peel is the same old mean girltrying to come between Emma Lee and her hot boyfriend, Sheriff Jack Henry Ross, all over again. Theres only one way for Emma Lee to be free of the trash-talking ghostsolve the murder so the former prom queen can cross over. But the last thing Jade Lee wants is to leave the town where she had her glory days.
Five brave military heroes have survived the hell of a Taliban prison to return home-and take on civilian missions no one else can. They're the men of ARES Security. Highly skilled, intimidating, invincible, and one by one, tested again and again...Lucas St. Clair's prestigious family had a political future neatly planned out for him-one that didnt include his high school sweetheart, Mia Ramon. Under their pressure, Lucas gave her up. But since surviving captivity, he's a changed man-and a crucial member of ARES Security. When he discovers a dead man clutching a picture of Mia that bears a threatening message, his fiercest protective instincts kick in, and he knows he must go to her. Mia has never forgiven Lucas for breaking her heart, and she's convinced her feelings for him are in the past. But it's soon clear that isn't true for either of them. Now, determined to solve the crime and keep Mia safe, with his ARES buddies backing him up, Lucas will have to reconstruct the murder victim's last days-and follow a lethal trail that leads right back to the fate of the woman he still loves...
The Wiccan holiday of Candlemas is right around the corner, but when vandals target New Age gift shop Moonstone Treasures, the mood is far from festive. Frightening threats and accusations of witchcraft aimed at the owner have some Wiccan patrons calling it a hate crime. And when things escalate to murder, the community turns to Keli& As a friend and customer, Keli wants to help. But theres one problem: shes fiercely private about her religion. How can she stop the harassment, not to mention catch a killer, while keeping her faith hidden from her colleagues, clients, and her promisingand long awaitednew boyfriend? At a time meant to banish darkness, will Keli have to choose between risking the spotlight and keeping her beliefs locked in the proverbial broom closet? Or will she call on her deepest convictions to conjure the perfect path?
One email away from a total meltdown, Melanie Walker is desperate to escape. Using Switch, a website designed to help strangers swap homes for the summer, she slips out of her stilettos and into a string bikini. But of all the beaches in the world, Blake Wilde just had to show up on hers. He's hot. Scorching hot. And he's been strictly off limits for as long as she can remember. Melanie knows something this good can't be made to last. But for three sizzling weeks, she can pretend their won't be consequences, recriminations, or regret--and that somehow, their growing connection can be more than just a summer thing.--
Claire Cavendish is in search of a duke, but not for the usual reasons. The man she seeks is a mathematician; the man she unwittingly finds is Lord Fox: dynamic, athletic, and as bored by the equations Claire adores as she is by the social whirl upon which he thrives. As attractive as Fox is, hes of no use to Claire . . . or is he?