When Guy finds the deeds to a house in his mother’s attic, it seems like an incredible stroke of luck. Sure, the building hasn’t been inhabited in forty years and vines strangle the age-stained walls, but Guy is convinced he can clean it up and sell it. He’d be crazy to turn down free money. Right?
The house is hours from any other habitation, and Guy can’t get phone reception in the old building. He decides to camp there while he does repairs. Surely nothing too bad can happen in the space of a week.
But there’s a reason no one lives in Rookward House, and the dilapidated rooms aren’t as empty as they seem…
A deranged woman tormented a family in Rookward forty years before. Now her ghost clings to the building like rot. She’s bitter, obsessive, and jealous… and once Guy has moved into her house, she has no intention of ever letting him leave.
“Your mom came into existence in 1983.”
She whirled around to stare at Guy. “She was born in 1952.”
“That may be true but we can’t find any information on a Donna Saunders prior to July 1983.”
She was kidnapped not once but twice and now someone wants her dead because of it….
Her life was a lie!
Bailey knew her upbringing wasn’t normal but she’s worked hard to stabilize her life. At 29, she finally has a good business, a stable home; her life is miles from that of her childhood. Then suddenly her mother dies, leaving a gaping hole and a discovery that they may not even be related. If Guy, the private investigator is to be believed, her life is a lie. Using the skills she learned on the streets, Bailey travels back through a sketchy and dangerous past, to find answers. Dodging bullets, staying ahead of those who want her dead and convincing Guy she can do it alone, are making it difficult to discover not only the secrets of her mother’s past but that of a family claiming she is theirs.
Everyone seems to have a story… but who’s telling the truth? And who wants her dead? Is Guy part of the solution? Or part of the problem? To discover the facts, she’ll have to untangle a web of deceit, lies, and secrets, dating back over thirty years.
“Read Jill Barnett just for the pleasure,” says Romantic Times. “Her marvelous talent for enchanting stories laced with sensuality is always a delight,” and never more so than in this thirteenth-century tale of a brave knight who returns to the Welsh border to claim — and tame — his bride, or so he thinks….
After too many years on the battlefield, Merrick de Beaucourt is looking forward to a simple life of peace and quiet with a docile wife at his side. But when he finally fetches his bride-to-be from a secluded English convent, he finds he needs more than his knight’s spurs to bring order to his life.
When betrothed at fifteen to the legendary English knight she had never met, Lady Clio of Camrose believed that love was something magical. But her youthful hopes faded as she languished in a convent for six long years, never hearing a word from Merrick.
Weary of war, Lord Merrick finds little peace guarding the wild Welsh borders, and even less with the wife whose trust he destroyed. But as Lady Clio comes to understand the dark knight she so blindly wed, she sees a chance to make her dreams come true.
Amidst the enchanted mists that envelop Camrose Castle, they will battle together to discover a place where all things are possible, even a love that is rare and wonderful.
Louisiana gets a whole lot hotter in this new adult saga of romance, mystery, and suspense from Family Circle Award Winning Author Lauren Faulkenberry.
“Faulkenberry creates a world of magic, suspense, and desire. An engrossing romance with just the right amount of heat!” —Julie C. Gardner, author of Letters for Scarlet
She heads to the bayou to flip a house. She just might lose her heart instead.
Thirty-year-old Enza Parker is at a crossroads. To prove herself to her overbearing father, she takes on an ambitious project that brings back painful memories—and puts her in the path of the most alluring man she’s ever met. As a child, Enza spent her summers in little Bayou Sabine, Louisiana with her grandmother—until the day her mother inexplicably left and her world fell apart. Since then, Enza hasn’t let anyone get close to her.
The sudden death of her estranged grandmother brings a surprise opportunity when Enza inherits the home. She must return to Bayou Sabine to flip the house and win her father’s approval—and put her painful past to rest.
Arriving in Bayou Sabine, Enza finds her house occupied by bedeviling firefighter Jack Mayronne. Enza wants to kick him out, but Jack convinces her to let him stay in exchange for helping with repairs. With only six weeks to fix the house and sell, she’s determined to prove she can finish the project—and uncover the truth about her mother’s disappearance. But she didn’t count on Jack—and Bayou Sabine—capturing her heart.
When Enza’s fling with Jack intensifies, she finds herself entangled with a vengeful arsonist from Jack’s past. As Enza reaches her breaking point, she must decide: Should she sell the house and leave her past behind for good, or can she overcome her fears and build a new life there with Jack?
Fans of Alice Clayton, Ashley Farley, and Jennifer Crusie will delight in the Bayou Sabine series.
In the four years since breaking off her engagement, Maggie Kincaid has fled from city to city, seeking to escape her ex-fiancé Michael’s relentless pursuit. Abandoned by a criminal justice system that cannot seem to protect her despite multiple restraining orders, she is ready to give up. But it isn’t that easy. Maggie’s dead grandmother keeps haunting her dreams, warning her in cryptic phrases of the future. Or is it the past?
Determined to end her ordeal one way or another, Maggie confronts Michael, and he disappears, seeming to have tired of the chase. Instead, the hunter has decided to make himself the hunted, in a way that no one could have imagined. Knowing both the depths of his psychosis, and the repeated failures of law enforcement to help her in the past, Maggie decides she has no choice but to go after him alone.
In a chase that takes her from New York to Washington, D.C. and into the deepest corners of her mind, Maggie Kincaid is about to learn that you can be stalked by things far worse than a love gone bad.
“…pure, white knuckle suspense…” – Kirkus Reviews
“Hitchcock would’ve loved this book.” – Amazon 5 Star Review
I don’t like to be touched. I’m the hacker-geek-goddess of the FBI. When I’m hiding behind my screen, I’m a safe distance from everyone; isolated, powerful. No man has ever touched me, but when I’m captured by Colombian drug lord Andrés Moreno, I no longer have the right to refuse. He’s scarred and scary, and his cruel brother Cristian has tasked him with breaking me. I try to fight, but I can’t escape his strong arms and harsh discipline. He demands that I accept his touch, and my virgin body can’t help but respond to his masterful manipulations.
The longer I remain trapped with him, the more I come to suspect that I’m not the only captive in his brother’s home. Andrés’ scars go deeper than the wicked furrows carved into his flesh, his pain reflected in the dark demands he imposes upon me. His obsession is twisted and wrong, but maybe I’m twisted, too.
Do I want to be rescued from him? Or is he the one who truly needs saving?
Awarded the AIA Seal of Excellence for Outstanding Fiction, and the prestigious B.R.A.G. Medallion, Flank street is an unforgettable novel from “One of the most distinct and exciting new voices in crime writing.”
A woman with a lust for money and danger…
A man with a hunger for risk and adrenaline…
Can they con the Sydney underworld and get away with murder?
Or will they both end up dumped in a dark alley?
No one can be believed. No one can be trusted. Welcome to King’s Cross…
When Micky DeWitt sails into Sydney, Australia, his only assets are a run down yacht, his wits, and the skills he’s picked up as a dedicated career criminal.
Shiftless, cynical and dishonest, even with himself, Micky takes a job as a barman in Sydney’s seedy red light district of Kings Cross. He’s a chameleon, seeing himself as both master criminal and chilled-out world sailor. He wants a life on Easy Street, is driven by the desire to ‘get away with it,’ and addicted to the adrenaline rush that comes with that life.
Carol Todd is turned on by money and risk-taking. For Carol, there’s no such thing as “enough”. Being an escort to a few wealthy clients is just a means to an end. A couple of underworld connections help, too. But what she needs for her latest con is a fall guy—someone she can use and lose once she’s done with him. And Micky DeWitt looks like the perfect man to fall into her sultry, seductive honey trap.
Playing to Micky’s twisted sense of chivalry, Carol leads him into a hedonistic free-fall. As Micky’s life spins out of control it doesn’t take long to graduate from burglary to arson, then accessory to murder. And no matter which way he moves, someone’s going to get hurt… or die.
“Suspenseful, pithy, unpredictable, and laced with black humour, Flank Street perfectly captures the mood of Sydney’s criminal underworld.”
What readers are saying: “Bloody bold, and brilliant!” “The dialogue is short, sharp, and terse, with just the right amount of street talk to make Flank Street a compelling read for fans of hard-boiled crime fiction.” “This book is a page-turner for anyone who likes noir thrillers/mysteries.”
LIES WILL BE TOLD, SECRETS WILL BE REVEALED, AND WHAT WAS ONCE LOST WILL BE FOUND.
As the VP of Kings of Retribution MC, I live and breathe this life. After suffering the loss of two women in my life, I grew cold and indifferent to the idea of love. I don’t need to let anyone in. I’ve seen the aftermath it can leave in its quake.
The last thing I’m looking for is someone to fill the void.
Struggling to keep my head above water, my only concern is taking care of my sister. The last ting I expected was to fall in love with a tattooed biker, Logan Kane. With evil hiding in the shadows, I have no idea the danger my sister and I are about to face.
Will Logan and Bella overcome their demons in the end, or will they lose each other in the process?
Divining the difference between reality and the fantastic may not be as simple as it seems. Because the world you think you know may not actually exist…
STORIES is a collection of six short stories loosely based on legends and folklore. Each is set in a modern context, giving the reader an unusual take that yields interesting insight on these traditional tales.
The Snow Woman: a spirit in Japanese folklore who traps people in snowstorms, then uses her icy breath to leave them frost-coated corpses.
The Slit-Mouthed Woman: a figure from Japanese urban legends who, mutilated by her husband, returns as a vengeful soul.
Mare: an evil spirit from Germanic and Slavic folklore that rides on people’s chests while they sleep, bringing on nightmares.
Doppelgänger: the double of a living person that sometimes appears when death is near.
The Bell Witch: a poltergeist that haunted the 19th-century Bell family in Tennessee.
Ondine: the supernatural heroine who tells her husband, “I shall be the shoes on your feet…I shall be the breath in your lungs,” with the caveat that, should he deceive her, he will die.
Each story ends with a twist the reader may not see coming…