Dr. Lily Cole might just be as cool as the surrounding ice to others, but awkward and shy Lily chooses to focus on her research rather than pursuing relationships. Her interests widen somewhat when she’s put in charge of showing a handsome philanthropist around the facility in the hopes of acquiring much needed funding.
Kieran King is used to having people fawning over him so when he meets surly Dr. Cole, he’s intrigued. His research has deemed them a good cause but the main draw is meeting the fascinating researcher. Challenged, he’s determined to show that he has knowledge as well as skills he’s more than willing to share with her. In and out of bed.
But will Lily let him?
From the moment Aurelia finds Kateryn concealed in her cabin, Auri knows she's hiding something. But even Aurelia can't imagine the true reason for the stowaway's sudden appearance in her life.
Kateryn's past is as convoluted and murky as Aurelia's own. The girl is out for revenge and nothing is going to stop her from destroying Aurelia and her crew—including Keys, Aurelia's fellow shipmate and the man she's secretly in love with—to get it.
Elle gave up so much in life to focus on her relationship—too bad her fiancé didn’t feel the same dedication to her. So when he takes off to Antigua to be with another woman, Elle follows, wanting, no, needing answers and retribution.
Eirik’s ex-lover tried to heap humiliation on him and his family with the help of Elle’s ex-fiancé. So when Eirik finds Elle spying on them, she seems like the perfect accomplice for some revenge. The plan is easy enough—pretend to be a couple to antagonize their exes...and perhaps have a little fun of their own.
But what happens when reaching for his hand becomes second nature and kissing her becomes a need that’s all too real? Can a relationship with its roots in cold vengeance ever blossom in the heat of love?
Zara King’s life is in shambles and filled with questions.
How had she ended up married to a man who didn’t love her and couldn’t keep his philandering ways under wraps?
How was she to move onto the next phase of her life without revealing a couple of secrets of her own? Namely her lovers, Tobias and Garrett.
How was she supposed to decide on one when she wanted them both in her life?
What would happen if they found out her desire?
Zara’s about to get some answers.
The patrons of Totally Five Star Chamonix would be stunned to find out that beautiful, sophisticated and elegant Ana Meier is not there for the social event of the year. Once a thief, she has been forced back into the life for one final mission.
When Rhys Stone lays eyes on Ana again, there’s no doubt in his mind that the fire between them still smolders. He’s willing to do just about anything to convince her that they’re good together...except tell her the truth about what he’s been doing during their time apart.
Seeing the love of her life alive and being faced with all the lies between them aren’t complications she anticipated, but Ana isn’t going to let him get in her way. Not when the success of this job means saving the son Rhys knows nothing about.
Even loving Rhys isn’t going to stop her from going through him if she must.
Olivia just wanted to give her best friend the best wedding experience and was fully prepared that her own devastatingly handsome polo-playing ex, Rafael, would be there too. What she didn’t expect was that all their friends would use the occasion to try to push her and Rafael back together.
Rafael just wanted to get through the event with a little dignity, but since his teammates got it into their heads that he and Olivia are meant to be, things have become a little complicated.
Their friends aren’t going to let anything get in the way of bringing Olivia and Rafe together—not even the couple in question.
Maia Reynolds is a successful travel writer for one major reason—her entire life is focused on work. Only one man has ever managed to get past her barriers and he’s the reason why she’s closed herself off from everyone else—and she’s just thrown champagne in his face.
Heir to the Girard Group, Alexandre is used to women throwing themselves, not their drinks, at him. He’s intrigued by the beautiful and maddening Maia, but the tale she tells him about their supposed past can’t be true. Can it?
The head trauma he suffered years before has left a blank space in his memory that Maia seems to fill, but he knows she’s hiding something. Until they clear up the past, they won’t be able to build the future that’s beginning to form in his mind.
But will she ever trust him enough to truly open up again?
Jaqueline Pennington once had the world at her feet, but she threw it all away for a man from the wrong side of the tracks—handsome, smart and the love of her life, Logan Forrester—only to find that she’d dropped everything for him to abandon her.
Logan wanted one thing out of life—to be with Jackie and give her the life she deserved. When that plan went to hell, he walked away and applied himself to becoming a prosperous security software engineer. A job that, years later, brings him back to Jackie.
They haven’t seen or heard from each other since that fateful night, but the chemistry that still crackles between them is too good for either one to pass up. So Jackie and Logan reach an agreement and burn off the sexual tension, getting closure during their time in St. Lucia.
But what happens to their plans when the truth about their separation comes out? Can they get over the past to build a future?
Scarlett never imagined that she would be famous from her YouTube channel, but to be popular enough that a rival decides to cuff her to someone else as part of a publicity stunt? Ludicrous! Most unexpected of all is her attraction to the man she’s chained to—fellow YouTuber, Jackson.
Jackson has always thought Scarlett was an attractive woman, only he never thought she felt the same about him. So when he realizes she isn’t totally against being cuffed to him, Jackson decides to take advantage of the situation and see just how far he can push her limits.
It turns out that handcuffs are the best kind of torture.
Natalie needs a break from her stalled career as a software developer, so when her good friend Sebastian suddenly appears asking her to accompany him on a trip to paradise, how can she say no? The catch? She has to pretend to be his wife.
Sebastian must woo a potential partner and to do it he needs a wife STAT, so he turns to his old pal Natalie. She’s smart, beautiful and they know nearly everything about each other. It’s the perfect arrangement and things won’t get complicated.
But what happens when the faked affection becomes all too real?
Maisie is in a rut. With piles of coursework, a demanding job and a tiny apartment, she never has time or money to enjoy herself. Life just isn’t giving her any breaks. The only good thing about it is her roommate, Kian.
Then a note arrives from an anonymous friend of Kian’s asking her to meet up with the mysterious admirer. It’s wild and romantic and just what she needs. The caveat? She has to wear a blindfold. The meetings start to become the one thing Maisie looks forward to after long, dreary days. But her affections for her mystery man are complicated by the long-stifled feelings she has for Kian.
Does she choose a man who is perfect for her, but out of reach, or one who’s mysterious and pushes all the right buttons?
Searching for an escape from her life, heiress Anika De Winter takes up her friend’s offer to get her into the exclusive Totally Five Star hotel in Monaco. It isn’t until she arrives that she finds her friend’s intentions, although likely good, thrust her right into the autocratic hands of billionaire venture capitalist Luca Rossi.
In need of a diversion, Luca had planned to spend the weekend with ‘a friend’ but finds she’s been replaced with icy Anika. He’s never been quite as intrigued by a woman before. So he proposes a deal. She spends time with him and he doesn’t say a word about how she got the room.
Trapped, Anika shouldn’t feel so attracted to devilishly handsome Luca. But the chemistry between them is explosive and it doesn’t take long for them to succumb to passion.
But will it burn out when their time in Monaco ends?
Kendra has scrimped and saved to care for her ailing father and to keep bailing out a sister who can’t seem to get her life in order. When Kendra is moved to Dubai and into a job at the illustrious Totally Five Star Hotel, she can’t afford to let anything ruin it.
So when a celebrity whom Kendra closely resembles doesn’t show up for a big charity event and Kendra is recruited to take her place, she can’t say no. After all, everything has been set up so that her deception won’t be exposed...
Only, no one could have predicted that rival billionaires Nikos and Dimitri would be at the event, willing to bid astronomical sums to win the dinner prize—time with Kendra. Or that the chemistry between her and the men would be so explosive...
Overwhelmed and completely out of her depth, Kendra finds herself drawn to both powerful, enigmatic men, and they seem just as taken with her.
But what will Nikos and Dimitri do when they find out the truth?
Our twelve hand-picked novellas are dark, dirty, and will make you see bad boys in a whole new light. From bikers to hitmen, these dangerous men won’t be satisfied until they have everything they came for—until they have her.
The King of South Side by Loralynne Summers
Gentleman Jackson by Nicola M. Cameron
Hungry Eyes (The Covenant) by Gwendolyn Casey
Vandal by Amber Morgan
Given to a Killer by Sam Crescent
Angel Mine by Maia Dylan
Kiss of Death (Dark Heart) by Sandra Bunino
Hitman's Seduction by Olivia Starke
Hitman's Angel by Elyzabeth M. VaLey
Eli Logan's Return by Lila Shaw
Trust by Kait Gamble
The Last DiLuca by Beth D. Carter
Chelsea had a plan for her life. She worked for it. Played by all the rules, did what was expected of her—only to be left starting her life over from scratch.
Luckily, she has great friends who help her out, which leads to her becoming the hostess of one of the hottest restaurants in the city—one with an even hotter head chef.
Aloof and mysterious, Daniel is as disciplined as they come. But when he sees Chelsea’s growing interest in him, he directs his full focus on her. He knows it will take time and patience to crack the walls she’s erected around herself, but when he finally does, it will be worth the effort. Then maybe he can let her know the real him.
But can Chelsea break her rules and let Daniel in?
Commitment phobic Cara Witchai loves her life the way it is—especially her no-strings-attached relationship with long-time lover Jason. But when Jason blurts out a marriage proposal, it throws Cara into a tailspin. How can Jason convince her to stay?
Cara, a successful restauranteur, prefers to be in charge of her life. She’s done a great job of it so far. She has a wonderful friend, a restaurant where customers need reservations months in advance to get a table and she has a man who fits into her life without taking over. She can get on with her life while still having fantastic sex and not have to worry about maintaining a relationship that will eventually fall apart. It’s bliss, as far as she’s concerned.
Jason has other ideas for his latest visit to see Cara. They’ve dated in the past, but after breaking up, their arrangement has evolved into a mutually satisfying meet every few months. They understand each other and are happy in and out of bed. However, neither has pushed for anything more. Jason wants to take things further, so he must convince Cara that they make the perfect couple.
His plan—use every weapon in his arsenal. Money, his command over her body. Whatever it takes.
Kate Mitchell never planned to be a 31 year-old widowed single mom, but when her soon-to-be-EX husband up and dies, her dreams of finishing college and starting over are thrown in the air like a game of 52 pick-up. When she's given a leave of absence from work and told to "quit or recommit," Kate retreats to idyllic Sugar Falls, New Hampshire, to figure out whether she can discover her passion and pay the bills. Cue the fresh air, summer sunshine and one sexy local contractor.
Tall, dark, and handy...
Volunteer fireman and all-around hunky guy in a toolbelt, Jim Pearson has sworn off complicated women with messy baggage. They cling to his nice-guy stability and skills with a power saw just long enough to straighten out their lives and move on... but then he meets the cute single mom staying at Grams' lake house for the summer.While a sizzling attraction draws them together, Jim's distrust of complicated women and Kate's incredibly complicated life threaten to pull them apart. But forces beyond their control--match-making grandmothers, the lazy backdrop of summer, and their own reckoning with the past--conspire to make them risk it all... and bet on love.
**Mild sexual content; Mild language; No violence**
Luck of the Draw is a 2015 CAROLYN READERS CHOICE AWARD Finalist.
Two hot guys, a very hot birthday, one scorching romance.
‘A Very Private Performance’ by Ashe Barker
One foolish mistake has cost her dearly—it will take a brave decision to put her back in pole position.
‘Wishful Thinking’ by Helena Maeve
Dyer’s whole life is nothing but a game of play pretend. When he attempts to drag Derrick into his Three can be a fashionable number.
‘A Sinful Tune’ by Wendi Zwaduk
Two hot rockers and one girl...what could go wrong?
‘Claiming Zara’ by Kait Gamble
How is she to choose?
‘Ménage on the Rocks’ by Willa Edwards
Take two stubborn people, add another determined to make them all happy, mix in a creative use of chocolate and you get one hot Ménage on the Rocks.
A third-generation rancher, Dani McLendon is destined to become the first woman to ever manage Falcon Ridge. It's her birthright, her responsibility, and all she’s ever dreamed of doing, until a long-legged, cowboy-built Texan saunters into their barn with his dimpled smile and changes everything with a risky dare.
One of the most important lessons Clay Sterling’s father taught was to work with a high-spirited filly, not against her. Clay’s wanted Dani since the moment he laid eyes on her. He needs her as a partner in his latest business venture, and he wants her in his bed. Convincing the spitfire of a cowgirl to take a chance on him will be the fight of his life, and he's ready to go all twelve seducing rounds, but winning Dani McLendon may just cost him his heart.
The McLendon Family Saga Reading Order
The Heart of Falcon Ridge
A McLendon Christmas
Rock Star Cowboys
Rock Star Cowboys: The Honeymoon
The Hardest Goodbyes
Return to Falcon Ridge
Forever Falcon Ridge
The Legacy of Falcon Ridge
The bettor: Sexy Sean Monahan. At stake: dating beautiful-if slightly flaky-Autumn Pulaski, the new girl in town, for more than her prescribed four weeks. If he could only get her to go out with him for eight weeks, then she'd be in danger of breaking her rule. Or was he the one in danger?
While her no-man-for-more-than-four-weeks policy might sound a bit bizarre, twice-jilted Autumn was not about to risk her heart again. Not even for the bluest eyes this side of paradise. But when the four weeks were over, the sound of her rule had been replaced by...funny thing, they sounded like...wedding bells?
All Out by Tawny Weber
Navy SEAL Zane Bennett can't walk away from a challenge. He's determined to win a bet with his brother—until he collides with the luscious Vivian Harris. Their attraction is immediate and searingly hot, but Zane can't bring himself to bow out of the bet. Now the game is really on…and Zane is embroiled in a wicked matchup he can't resist!
All In by Beth Andrews
Of the Bad Boy Bennett twins, Navy SEAL Xander is always the gentleman. That is, until he's challenged to go against his brother for a date with Quinn Oswald—the girl Xander's wanted since high school! It takes only one kiss for Quinn and Xander's deliciously sexy chemistry to explode. But how much is Xander willing to gamble…before he goes all in?
Kindergarten teacher Cleo James needs a change. Three years at her widowed dad’s beck and call are enough. A weekend in Vegas at a sci-fi convention with her best friend will do for now, and the hot guy who wants to spend time with her only adds to her excitement. After all - it’s just for the weekend. What can possibly go wrong?
Multimillionaire Sam Mason is sick of gold diggers. He’s looking for someone who’ll fall for him, not his wallet. When he meets a shy, green-skinned slave girl, she pushes all his buttons - the best part is she has no idea who he is and mistakenly believes he’s a Chippendale. Between the sexual attraction and too much alcohol, he wakes up married to his green-skinned beauty, but the bride has vanished. Finding her will be a lot harder than he thinks.
Sensuality Level: Sensual
Being a winner means more than just picking a lucky lottery ticket, it means that you have improved yourself and your environment to ensure that your luck is good and your chances of success are high.
Being a winner does not mean that you are better than somebody is, it means that you have achieved your goals; you have won the path to your destiny. Sounds too good to be true? Well, it is not. You can be a winner, take a gamble on yourself, and find out how lucky you can be in your own life.
Stop wishing for things to happen your way, and work towards it.
One is a captive...
Kieran Kimball is a caged wolf. Forbidden to shift, he chokes daily on his Alpha nature and serves Stone Point however the Alpha sees fit. Recently, he cares only to serve Cassandra. When she sends him away in advance of her forced mating, his world shatters. Until the unthinkable happens.
Together, they'll change all the rules...
Cassandra is nothing if not resourceful. Outsmarting River Run is just one piece of the prize to be won if she can pull off the coup of the century while keeping everyone important still breathing.
Erik Allaire has spent his entire life being trained for a position he doesn't want. When he suddenly has the opportunity to follow his own desires, he doesn't know what to do. Especially when those desires come in the form of Jordan Dumas. He's never felt such passion, but can't imagine expressing these fragile new feelings with someone whose reputation as a player precedes him wherever he goes.
Whether or not they want each other, they inevitably need each other. As their bond slowly grows, danger closes in on all sides. And when their worlds finally collide, only trust can save them.
Why all the excitement? William is second in line to become Britain’s king. William Arthur Philip Louis of Wales is the firstborn child of Charles and Diana, Prince and Princess of Wales. And through marriage to William, Catherine Elizabeth Middleton—known as Kate—turned from a commoner into a princess. If William becomes king one day, Kate will be the Queen Consort.
Follow the couple’s royal romance from their first meeting at the University of St. Andrews, through the ups and downs of their relationship, to the romantic wedding ceremony at London’s Westminster Abbey.
Reporter Kirby Montgomery is undercover at a secret club—where deliciously sexy men are rumored to sell their company and their bodies. The most popular of all the hunks? Easy Ride. Handsome as hell with a ripped bod to match, he's 100 percent red-hot cowboy. And all it takes is one scorchin' kiss to break every one of Kirby's rules…
But Kirby isn't the only one breaking rules. Adam "Easy Ride" Drake isn't what he seems. And the explosive chemistry between them is only the beginning of an attraction that spells trouble. With the line between fantasy and reality getting blurry, Kirby has to decide what's more important: the story that could make her career or the man she wants by her side.
"A Love Story"
"Kiss Me, Kate"
"To Fan the Flame"
"The Last Flute"
"The Chicago Plan to Save a Species"
"Movers and Shakers"
"The Blue-Tail Fly"
"Needle and Thread"
"The Bung-Hole Caper"
"Black Earth and Destiny"
"Clem, the Little Copper"
'Virtual' Reality and 'Artificial' Life"
Howie & the Mayor series:
"Roll Them Bones"
"Alas, Poor Yorick"
"Return of the Native"
The Great Flying Saucer Conspiracy
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Once, Peter Jackson was a name unknown to all but a small band of loyal fans and fellow film-makers. Now he is the newest member of Hollywood's elite fellowship, with his name on the most successful movie trilogy of all time.
Written with Jackson's full participation, this extensive biography, illustrated with never-before-seen photos from Jackson's personal collection, tells the inside story of how a New Zealander became Hollywood's hottest property – from the early cult classics, through Academy AwardTM-winning success with Kate Winslet's Heavenly Creatures, the abandoned King Kong remake, and the filming of The Lord of the Rings, a project which was abandoned two years into pre-production, rejected by most of the other studios and then picked up by New Line Cinema in the biggest gamble in film history.
Drawing upon interviews with fifty of Peter Jackson's colleagues and contemporaries, author Brian Sibley paints a portrait of a true auteur, a man gifted with single-minded determination and an artist's vision. Jackson himself is both revealing and insightful about his entire film-making life, from his first childhood steps filming in Super 8 to the grand realisation of his life’s dream: King Kong.
Together, these joint narratives provide a truly unique and compelling insight into one of the finest cinematic minds at work today.
From the Paperback edition.
By The Sword
England 1650. In the aftermath of the execution of the King, England totters once more on the brink of civil war.
Kate Ashley finds her loyalty to the Parliamentary cause tested when she inherits responsibility for the estate of the Royalist Thornton family.
Jonathan Thornton, exiled and hunted for his loyalty to the King's cause now returns to England to garner support for the young King. Finding Kate in his family home, he sees in her a chance at a life he doesn't deserve.
But love is fragile in the face of history. What hope can one soldier and one woman hold in times like these?
The King's Man
London 1654: Kit Lovell is a disillusioned Royalist who passes his time cheating at cards, living off his wealthy and attractive mistress and plotting the death of Oliver Cromwell.
Penniless and friendless, Thamsine Granville has lost everything. Terrified, in pain and alone, she hurls a piece of brick at the coach of Oliver Cromwell and earns herself an immediate death sentence. Only the quick thinking of a stranger saves her.
Far from the bored, benevolent rescuer that he seems, Kit plunges Thamsine into his world of espionage and betrayal – a world that has no room for falling in love.
Torn between Thamsine and loyalty to his King, Kit's carefully constructed web of lies begins to unravel. He must make one last desperate gamble – the cost of which might be his life.
England, 1659: Following the death of Cromwell, a new king is poised to ascend the throne of England.
Imprisoned, exiled and tortured, fugitive Daniel Lovell returns to England, determined to kill the man who murdered his father. But his plans for revenge must wait, as the King has one last mission for him.
Agnes Fletcher's lover is dead, and when his two orphaned children are torn from her care by their scheming guardian, she embarks on a perilous journey to save them. She didn't plan on meeting the infamous Daniel Lovell.
Thrown together with separate quests – and competing obligations – Daniel and Agnes make their way from London to the English countryside, danger at every turn. Will they find the peace they crave, or will their fledgling love be a final casualty of war?
Some famous females earned their criminal status through less-than-ladylike pursuits, making a living by capitalizing on the other sex's weaknesses of drinking, gambling, and enjoying the company of women. More than a few, like Cecilia and Edna "The Rabbit" Murray, weren't above robbing a bank or two to stay afloat for a while. Others, however, were much more sinister in their aims, earning a living by making sure others kept dying. Visitors to the homes of Kate Bender and Belle Gunness--dozens, no less--went missing over the years, only to be dug up months or years later, when suspicions were finally aroused.
But is there some mystery surrounding the past? History threatens to repeat itself as Angele finds herself seduced by the beauty of Ireland, and by the love of two men...First published in 1943, The Last of the Summer is a perfectly structured psychological love story.
Twenty-year-old Reagan Truman has found her place, and found her family. But with her Uncle taken ill and her friend Noah lost and disheartened with his life, Reagan is afraid of ending up alone again, and she’s not the only one. Harmony seems to be full of people yearning for connection. Like funeral director Tyler Wright, who longs to take his relationship with his friend Kate to the next level, but doesn’t know how. And Ronelle Logan, a woman frightened of everyday human interaction, until she meets an angry, lonely man—someone just like her.
When a terrible storm threatens the town, the residents of Harmony are forced to think about what they really want. Because making the connections they so desperately desire means putting their hearts at risk...
Welcome to Serenity Cove, a peaceful Southern community where the residents like to play dice, play golf and, when foul play moves in, play detective.
Kate McCall is an avid fan of detective shows and mysteries. And while she’s always looking for a whiff of trouble, the truth is that she and her friends in the close-knit community of Serenity Cove are more likely to cause it than to find it. But whether it’s their lively, sometimes rowdy bunco dice games or a trip out to the local watering hole, it’s always good fun. Until the round of golf that leads them to the discovery of a dismembered limb—and the realization that three of their friends are missing.
With the local sheriff stumped for clues and the list of suspects growing, Kate decides to roll the dice and try a little sleuthing on her own. But when another body part shows up, this dedicated fan of mysteries knows the odds are stacked against her.
Relying on her new detective kit, her natural curiosity, and a flare for unearthing clues, Kate has to gamble that she can catch a killer before more heads roll.
This book was originally published under the title Whack ’n’ Roll.
In First Steps out of Anxiety, Kate Middleton draws on years of experience as a psychologist to explain what anxiety is, how it works, and what you can do about it. Full of real-life stories and tips, it is a useful guide for sufferers and carers alike.
Other titles in the First Steps series include: Bereavement, Depression, Eating Disorders, Gambling and Problem Drinking.
Bobby Joe only recently discovered the Internet. He’d set up a date with one of his online friends months ago, but since then he’s realized the only online buddy he really wants to meet is “vientoloco”—“crazy wind.” He doesn’t think he’ll ever have a chance, and then Zephyr blows into his life....
There are two things ex-boxer and casino tycoon Rey Doyle is an expert in: fighting and gambling. He trusts no-one, but he needs a fiancé to help seal a business deal and part-time casino waitress Kate Wilkinson agrees to the pretense.
Kate is on a mission to expose Rey Doyle for the pitiless criminal he is, but the more she learns about Rey and his past, the more she begins to admire the man. When the chance to bring him down arrives will she take it? Or will this bad boy claim her heart instead?