Morning Blossom runs a B&B in San Diego that her father co-owns. Unfortunately, he wants to sell despite that the business is the safety net she needs to pursue her passion for painting. While she longs to make a career of what's only ever been a hobby, she isn't sure she has the ability to be a success. Morning has avoided long-term relationships after one man who'd stayed at the B&B wanted to take up perpetual residence despite her objections. Geir, however, is someone she could grow used to having around permanently.
While Geir doesn't understand her naïveté in letting strangers invade her world, Morning's innocence and belief in the goodness of humanity attracts him. Geir's innate protectiveness becomes much more than either of them anticipated when the nastiness of his world inevitably spills into hers…
Author note: For you reading pleasure, this series must be read in order.
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Reyes Drere came from a long line of gardeners. He’d known since he was little which way his life was going to go and it had nothing to do with planting seasons. When he joined Legendary Securities after eight years as a Navy SEAL he’d been avoiding going home and joining the family business.
The family business included an ex-fiancé he had no wish to see again. Her sister was a good friend but there was nothing more dead than a dead love – unless it was a dead ex-fiancé…
Raina is reeling from the shock of seeing the only man she’s ever loved showing up at work one day, his new boss in tow. Ice is all about plants on a grand scale, whereas Reyes appears to be all about denial.
Only the shocks continue as her twin and Reyes ex-fiancé show up dead… and he’s the one with a motive…
Caught in a dangerous maze, Cody knows he has to help his fellow captives, but all he wants to do is find Tessa. The connection growing between him and his best friend's sister has undeniably become the center of his universe. But any future they might have together is in jeopardy if they can't stop the Old World vampires from developing a blood farm they intend to fill with humans in stasis who will serve as their permanent feeding supply. The only ones standing against their evil plans to take over the world are Cody and Tessa's clan of peaceful vampires.
Jared is exhilarated to be free at last…but even as the distance between him and the blood farm he miraculously escaped from increases, he can't stop thinking about those still trapped there – the ones who helped him flee. Can he really walk away from what's happening? From the horror it portends? When he discovers something sub rosa that all but paralyzes him, he has no choice but to act on the knowledge…even if it means walking straight back into the hellish prison he narrowly escaped from.
The youngest of his ancient line, eighteen-year-old Cody, descends from a race of flyer vampires. When Tessa is imprisoned by the vampires holding her boyfriend, Cody's only thought is getting her back. She's the kid sister of his best friend…but the conflicting emotions he feels at her plight suggest that maybe she means something more, much more, to him.
Jared assumes his life is forfeit at the hands of the vampires who have nefarious plans for him and the other humans they've caged with him. When another clan of vampires rescues him, he's left with no idea who to trust. The last thing he expects is for the girl he was falling for prior to his kidnapping, Tessa, to be one of the vamps. But, since she's also imprisoned, does that mean she's a good one? His life is turned upside-down as his beliefs about the world as he's always known it are drastically altered.
A war between humans and good and bad vampires is on the precipice of breaking loose all around Tessa, Jared and Cody – a war that promises to show them no mercy.
Beaten down by constant attacks, Tessa is subsisting on little more than reserves that won't help her survive forever. Her only consolation is that she's never alone. Her help comes from those still outside, fighting the battle to save the world, as well as inside herself.
Kidnapped and injured, Cody struggles to find a way to escape and reunite himself with the girl whose connection to his heart, mind and soul grows continuously. Even as he dreams of sharing a life with Tessa, he knows the chances of survival are slim. One way or the other, the crux of his being has become the fact that he can't live without her.
Even at the risk of endangering his own life – yet again, human Jared refuses to leave his father and friends to their fate. This time, he has allies fighting alongside him. But are they who he thinks they are, or will trusting them prove to be the worst mistake he's ever made?
Uniting humans and good and bad factions of vampires, the war rages on in a deathmatch where only the fittest survive.
This is the 4th book in the SEALs of Honor action and romance mystery series. It is Eva and Swede’s story.
Swede watched the other SEALs fall one by one, even as murder got in the way of love…
But his turn for love had yet to come. Swede hoped that he’d be lucky enough to find the perfect partner but knew it wasn’t going to happen while deep in the wilds of Mexico hunting a rebel training camp. Until a group of civilians showed up in the middle of their operation and he found out that the one person he’d known to be the wrong woman for him – was right in the middle of it.
Eva had always loved animals, especially those in need. When a friend requested help moving a large group of horses from Mexico to their new homes, she jumped at it. And landed in trouble. With Swede, an old frenemy determined to extricate her.
As he worked to keep her safe, she struggled to protect her heart.
Only the rebels had plans of their own – and it didn’t involve a happy ending for either of them.
Shadow’s life has been an uphill struggle. No wonder he’s so damn good at dealing with the hard, the difficult, and the dangerous.
Shadow’s all about being a SEAL. The one world he’s comfortable in. He knows what he can do, when to do it, and how to do it … until he sets off on a mission to rescue Arianna and her family, and his world goes from controlled action to chaos. Who knew women like her existed?
Arianna struggles to deal with the foreign world she’s been plunged into. Kidnappings, beatings, threats. SEALs. The only good thing is the darkest, most dangerous-looking saviour she’s ever met. And he doesn’t know what to do with her.
Well, she has a good idea, but will they get that chance? Not if the kidnappers have anything to say about it.
Arianna has been marked for extinction, and it’s up to Shadow to save her … before it’s too late and he loses something he had no idea he wanted in the first place … but now he can’t live without.
The doctor saved Cooper’s life and his sanity – but she stole his heart.
Being a SEAL means everything to Cooper, so when the doctor who saved his life is kidnapped, he’s the first to volunteer for the mission.
Dr. Sasha Childs has devoted her life to helping others – until she finds out her husband is helping himself to her best friend. Disillusioned, she volunteers her medical skills to a Syrian refugee camp crying out for medical aid.
She’s completely unaware that a war is brewing around her – until she’s caught in the middle of it…
Cooper has his hands full rescuing Sasha from foreign hands the first time, but when the war comes home, it becomes damn near impossible to keep her safe a second time.
He’s been blessed with one miracle in his life, now he needs a second one – before the woman he loves becomes a casualty of war…
Books in the SEALS of Honor series:
9. Mason's Wish
1-3. SEALs of Honor 1-3
4-6. SEALs of Honor 4-6
7-10. SEALs of Honor 7-10
Books in Heroe's for Hire (A SEALs of Honor World Series):
1. Levi's Legend
2. Stone's Surrender
3. Merk's Mistake
4. Rhodes's Reward
5. Flynn's Firecracker
6. Logan's Light
7. Harrison's Heart - July 2017
8. Saul's Sweetheart - August 2017
9. Dakota's Delight - September 2017
10. Michael's Mercy - October 2017
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Grounded with an injured wing, Cody wants the girl he loves to flee with him while they still can. But, in order to do that, they would need to abandon friends and family who are missing. Even as he fears the worst, the decision he doesn't want to be the one to make is taken from him.
Human teenager Jared has led an army into the mountain only to realize that the allies he's enlisted to help him against Old World vampires intent on enslaving the human race as a feeding source view the annihilation of allvampires – not just the bad ones – as the only recourse to put an end to the war. Fearing Tessa and Cody and their family and friends will be destroyed by the unstoppable army he's gathered, Jared isn't sure how to keep the land- mine he inadvertently created from blowing up in his face and taking out everyone he cares about in the process.
Her father is missing, Goran is in a coma, her mother seems about to go off the deep end, and David has also disappeared, seemingly of his own volition. With her world plunged into fresh madness, Tessa finds herself leading the charge once again.
On the run, Jared has no choice but to seek out the peaceful vampires he relied on in the past despite that he's not sure if he's welcome amongst them anymore. But Tessa is the only one who can find the answers he seeks, the only one who can figure out what's going on…preferably before their enemy strikes again.
After the war she and her family and friends narrowly intercepted, getting back into the groove of daily life proves to be impossible. She's different, as are all the people around her. Even the world itself feels off to her. If she ever really knew where she fit in, she's lost that sense of belonging after so much has happened to make existence in this place a little darker, a little colder.
Her only source of light is Cody, a vampire who's become more than her boyfriend. Cody is her soul-mate and the connection they share makes life – one lived together – more precious than it's ever been before.
Healing isn't any easier for the human Jared, who'd fought the war beside Tessa and Cody. Everywhere he goes, he seems to trip over dead bodies and people who can't seem to recover. Ian and Jewel are a mess, and David wants to help Jewel more than anything…even if it means undertaking something even he knows will violently shatter this newfound peace that's barely begun to settle.
Tessa's boyfriend and protector Cody doesn't like what's happening to the girl he loves. She's been through hell, and she has yet to emerge fully from the flames. Even as she tells him she has to face the darkness alone, he's determined to stand steadfastly by her side…whether she wants him there or not.
Human teen Jared can't believe all the trouble he's found himself in lately. Every trail he's followed seems to lead straight into a whole different nest of misfortune. He thought he'd escaped the worst, avoided further woe, but once a friend goes missing, he has no choice but to seek help – and then the person he confides in disappears, too. He no longer knows where to turn. In the past, Tessa and Cody were always there for him. Now everything's changed – were they still?
The vampire world Tessa comes from has never appeared ready for her before. But the new-and-improved Tessa seems to be poised to take the world as everyone knows it by storm…
The conventional answer is that a popular uprising against “big government” led to the ascendancy of a broad-based conservative movement. But as Jane Mayer shows in this powerful, meticulously reported history, a network of exceedingly wealthy people with extreme libertarian views bankrolled a systematic, step-by-step plan to fundamentally alter the American political system.
The network has brought together some of the richest people on the planet. Their core beliefs—that taxes are a form of tyranny; that government oversight of business is an assault on freedom—are sincerely held. But these beliefs also advance their personal and corporate interests: Many of their companies have run afoul of federal pollution, worker safety, securities, and tax laws.
The chief figures in the network are Charles and David Koch, whose father made his fortune in part by building oil refineries in Stalin’s Russia and Hitler’s Germany. The patriarch later was a founding member of the John Birch Society, whose politics were so radical it believed Dwight Eisenhower was a communist. The brothers were schooled in a political philosophy that asserted the only role of government is to provide security and to enforce property rights.
When libertarian ideas proved decidedly unpopular with voters, the Koch brothers and their allies chose another path. If they pooled their vast resources, they could fund an interlocking array of organizations that could work in tandem to influence and ultimately control academic institutions, think tanks, the courts, statehouses, Congress, and, they hoped, the presidency. Richard Mellon Scaife, the mercurial heir to banking and oil fortunes, had the brilliant insight that most of their political activities could be written off as tax-deductible “philanthropy.”
These organizations were given innocuous names such as Americans for Prosperity. Funding sources were hidden whenever possible. This process reached its apotheosis with the allegedly populist Tea Party movement, abetted mightily by the Citizens United decision—a case conceived of by legal advocates funded by the network.
The political operatives the network employs are disciplined, smart, and at times ruthless. Mayer documents instances in which people affiliated with these groups hired private detectives to impugn whistle-blowers, journalists, and even government investigators. And their efforts have been remarkably successful. Libertarian views on taxes and regulation, once far outside the mainstream and still rejected by most Americans, are ascendant in the majority of state governments, the Supreme Court, and Congress. Meaningful environmental, labor, finance, and tax reforms have been stymied.
Jane Mayer spent five years conducting hundreds of interviews-including with several sources within the network-and scoured public records, private papers, and court proceedings in reporting this book. In a taut and utterly convincing narrative, she traces the byzantine trail of the billions of dollars spent by the network and provides vivid portraits of the colorful figures behind the new American oligarchy.
Dark Money is a book that must be read by anyone who cares about the future of American democracy.
The Dark Side is a riveting narrative account of how the U.S. made terrible decisions in the pursuit of terrorists–decisions that not only violated the Constitution, but also hampered the pursuit of Al Qaeda. In gripping detail, acclaimed New Yorker writer and bestselling author Jane Mayer relates specific cases, shown in real time against the larger tableau of Washington, looking at the intelligence gained–or not–and the price paid. In all cases, whatever the short-term gains, there were incalculable losses in terms of moral standing, our country’s place in the world, and its sense of itself. The Dark Side chronicles one of the mostdisturbing chapters in American history, one that will serve as the lasting legacy of the George W. Bush presidency.
In modern history, the story of capitalism has been a story of firms and financiers. That's all going to change thanks to the Big Data revolution. As Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, bestselling author of Big Data, and Thomas Ramge, who writes for The Economist, show, data is replacing money as the driver of market behavior. Big finance and big companies will be replaced by small groups and individual actors who make markets instead of making things: think Uber instead of Ford, or Airbnb instead of Hyatt.
This is the dawn of the era of data capitalism. Will it be an age of prosperity or of calamity? This book provides the indispensable roadmap for securing a better future.