When Clarissa takes a much needed job under slightly false pretenses, she doesn’t think it will be such a big deal. She may have told her movie-star boss that she was married but that shouldn’t matter. After all, she doesn’t want anything to do with men for a long, long time.
It’s hard for a woman to keep up the masquerade when her boss is as handsome as Slade Jacobson and the job takes her to Hawaii with him. In between handling his whirlwind four-year-old daughter and dealing with a whole cast of Hollywood personalities, Clarissa has to keep a tight hold on her heart.
Masquerade is romantic comedy at its best–clean and funny with lots of heart.
Sixteen-year-old Tessa Skye, a locksmith’s apprentice, loves to shapeshift into a sparrow using a windrider–a forbidden magical amulet. During one of her outings, she accidentally reveals herself to the Conjurer Lord Fellstone, who reigns over Sorrenwood with an army of boar-headed men, and corpses he calls up from the dead. The tyrant sends his knights after Tessa, resulting in the death of her Papa. To save him, she sets out for the castle to steal Fellstone’s Dreadmarrow, his most prized magical artifact, which has the power to restore life. She’s joined by the fortune-teller Calder, searching for his lost love, and Ash, the gravedigger’s son, whose growing attraction to Tessa distracts from his plan to avenge his murdered twin. Dreadmarrow Thief is a universal coming-of-age story about a girl who seeks to wield great power, only to learn it comes at a terrible price.
“Cinderella Shoots the Moon” is a novel for anyone who has ever dreamed of a better life and fought to make it happen.
It’s the story of 13-year-old Tara Harris, who moves to rural upstate New York and finds more to worry about than clothes and popularity. With her parents falling into depression and alcoholism and her best friend Abbie in terrible trouble at home, Tara finds comfort from a mysterious old woman, Blossom “Gran” Tebbs. But then Gran disappears.
Calling themselves the “Cinderella Girls,” Tara and Abbie run away to escape the horror. Out on their own they become nannies, con artists, self-educated scholars and gang members. When tragedy threatens to end their flight, they find freedom through the surprise appearance of a fellow Cinderella Girl who grew up in a time when women had few options, especially those who were unwanted in the first place.
With no Prince Charming in sight, the Cinderella Girls are determined to rescue one another and live happily ever after.
The first fifteen years of Jean Rayson’s life had passed as ordinary as it gets. She had her issues with her parents, fought her brothers every now and then, and at the end of the day, her biggest concerns were fashion magazines and the junior boys in school.
But shortly after the summer break ends, Jean’s younger brother dies. At first it seems everyone’s managed to hold it together, but when the first crack appears and her parents begin to fall apart, Jean takes on the responsibility of preventing herself, and hopefully her brothers, to follow.
What do you tell yourself in order to get out of bed every morning?
Mathew Rayson has always envied his little sister for her innocence. Seen as the strange bird of the family, Matt has developed a tendency to keep his distance. His mother wasn’t as easy a person–let alone parent–as his father’s second wife, and the contrast between the two homes took its toll on his personality, denying him of becoming a part of the family.
But when his younger brother dies, Mathew starts to see his family in a different light. The shatter of their happiness tilts his previous attitude, and as a strange empathy rises in him, he decides to go out of his way and help them pull through the crisis.
She’s forgotten her past. Too bad her past won’t return the favor.
Ursula can’t remember a single thing from before three years ago, so she has to keep her life simple. All she wants is to earn enough money for rent–and maybe a bit left over for a new pair of boots.
But on her eighteenth birthday, all hell breaks loose… quite literally… when a hellhound shifter shows up in her kitchen. Kester’s lethally gorgeous, and he’s come with a terrifying message: Ursula owes her soul to a demon.
No one seems to care that she doesn’t remember striking that deal.
Thrust into the middle of a war between the gods of fire and night, Ursula fights her way across New York–and through the fae realm–to survive. Along the way, she must reclaim her magical knowledge and her long-forgotten skills with the blade if she wants to escape eternal damnation.
College freshman and math whiz Billie Dixon has everything planned to a T. But life doesn’t always go according to plan.
Her best friend’s roommate won’t stop goading her, the senior she’s tutoring in calculus develops an unwelcome crush, and she spends much of her time avoiding her estranged father, the Math Department Head. But a sudden encounter with Daddy Dearest forces Billie to face memories and emotions she’d rather ignore, and for the first time, her father wants to rekindle their relationship.
Now, Billie must choose between reinforcing the wall she built around her heart and giving her father a second chance.
Nicolas Pelletier signed a contract to become a master carpenter in 1612. For the next four years he learned his craft, always thinking about the new settlement he had heard about far across the ocean, in a place called New France. For twenty years he would work hard and save before he was finally able to make the journey, along with his wife and two young sons. He arrived at Fort Quebec at a time when when less than one hundred people lived there and having a skilled trade made him an asset to the struggling community. For the next forty years he and his wife Jeanne would live in and help build some of the oldest cities in what is now called Canada. Living first in Quebec, then Sillery and finally moving on to Sorel as each settlement was founded and evolved. They would face difficulties along the way, such as court disputes with the neighboring Indians at the mission their land bordered, and skirmishes with the Iroquois Nation. They were two of the lucky few, who were able to be part of New France, as it grew and began to prosper.
Katie Parker is about to get a new life—whether she wants one or not. With her mom in prison, and her father AWOL, Katie is sent to live with a squeaky-clean family who could have their own sitcom. She launches a full-scale plan to get sent back to the girls’ home when she finds herself in over her head…and heart. When Katie and her new “wrong crowd” get into significant trouble at school, she finds her punishment is restoring a historic theater with a crazy grandma who goes by the name of Mad Maxine. In the midst of her punishment, Katie uncovers family secrets that run deep, and realizes she’s not the only one with a pain-filled past. Katie must decide if she’ll continue her own family’s messed up legacy or embrace a new beginning in this place called In Between.
Two boys meet on a voyage that transforms their lives.
Madu, a young African, is captured by the English slave-trader, Sir John Hawkins. Tom Oakley is a young sailor in charge of the slaves. At first the two boys hate each other. But as the story develops their roles are reversed, and they become closer friends than either would have once believed possible.
This book is a WINNER of the Kindle Book Award 2014 A fast-moving drama based on real historical events. History as you never learned it in school!
‘I read this book in one sitting. I could NOT put it down! I felt like I was watching a movie unfold that kept me absolutely riveted from beginning to end.’ Jesse Norman.
‘I could not put this book down. It should definitely be part of the American School curriculum. I learned so much and it filled me with a new passion for historical fiction. The author has created a sensory rich atmosphere filled with characters and locations that come to life. The book enables us to put ourselves into the skin of a young African boy and see, smell, hear and feel all his incredible adventures and horrors as clearly as if we were there.’ Michelle M, Amazon reviewer.
‘Marvellous … I almost think that this book should be taught in the high schools as it gives such a human “face” to slavery in Africa at the hands of the English. Highly recommended.’ Brenda Maxwell.
‘A literary epic adventure … an EXCELLENT story.’ Samantha Ryan.
‘A fast-paced tale of danger, adventure and drama … deeply steeped in historical fact, and with real characters from the past.’ Mark Williams.
‘Tim Vicary’s clear and fluent style is, as always, a delight to read and his research is impeccable. The world he presents is utterly believable, his characters live and breathe. An emotional roller-coaster of a book.’Author Jenny Twist.
‘Definitely recommended to fans of historical fiction, or anyone who enjoys and intense and fulfilling read.’Stacy Decker.
She’s a crown princess running for her life. He’s desperately trying to save his kingdom from annihilation. After being enemies for so long, they must depend on one another or risk a war that could kill them all.
Enter a world where some never see the light of day and others cannot fathom the dark of night.
With breathless romance, unexpected betrayal, and a ruthless hidden dictator, this incredible fantasy will leave you begging for more….