But who says you have to be average?Inside this book are 99 ways to have your wedding on a shoestring budget. With these cheap and frugal ideas, ranging from photographers and caterers to wedding gowns and DJ services, your wedding can be both unique and memorable.
Inside is a quick sample shoestring budget as well as tips for a more enjoyable honeymoon. And this whole affair can be done without going into debt (for those who are working the financial plan Dave Ramsey sets up in the TOTAL MONEY MAKEOVER, this is one book you'll want to check out)
Let Mr. Shoestring show you how it can be done.
The list of chapter topics is as follows:
Budgeting (A.K.A. the wedding fund)
Choosing the right venue
Choosing the right wedding gown and tuxedo
How to fund your wedding fund
I also provide links to various other sites where bargains can be had.
Happy reading, and start preparing for your special day today!
“Revenge is a dish best served cold.”
Minneapolis PD Investigator SIMON TEMPLETON has a problem. His friends from high school are being murdered.
And he’s the next one on the killer’s hit list.
STRAIGHT RAZOR is the second novel in the Central Division Series of suspenseful thriller novels. Be sure to check out the previous novel BEHOLDER’S EYE.
"See evil. See evil run."
Minneapolis PD Investigator Kolin Raynes may be new to the job, but that doesn't stop a serial killer from abducting his teenage daughter.
Now, he has only 6 days to find her and discover the truth behind why he is being targeted.
If you love thrillers, don’t miss this action-packed, edge-of-your-seat read!
BEHOLDER'S EYE is the first book in the Central Division Series of suspenseful thriller novels. Be sure to also check out the second book in the series, STRAIGHT RAZOR.
BONUS MATERIALS INCLUDED
18-year old MEGAN DUST lives the wild life. Parties, booze, boys--you name it, she does it.
Her parents don't care what she does, and when she is home they ignore her. Their attitude started over a year ago when Megan's older brother was tragically killed in a car accident.
Then, when her parents die on the same road that took her brother, Megan decides to start over and move far away. She auctions off her parents' property, a country home in northwestern Minnesota, and heads down to the Twin Cities.
Megan knows hitchhiking is dangerous, but lately has become a way of life. And this time is no different. She gets picked up by Bart Simms, an attorney from Minneapolis, who agrees to take her where she needs to go. But only after he conducts a bit of estate planning business.
The Engels are a farming family who live not far from Megan's old place. They revel peacefully in their secluded backwoods sanctuary, and have a strong desire to keep as much of the government away from their family's farming legacy. Hence the reason they sought the impecable skills of Bart Simms, who has a deep reputation for saving many family farms from unwanted death and estate taxes.
But Megan has a problem with the Engels. She has never heard of them, and she's lived in the area all of her life.
When she explores their home, she finds more that is out of sorts. She discovers a picture of a teenage girl. A girl who resembles that of a recent murder victim from Minneapolis.
Is there more to this backwoods family than meets the eye?
This suspenseful story was inspired by the gruesome real-life tales of Ed Gein and the Master of Horror himself Stephen King.
Also included in this are two bonus materials: a serial killer short story titled "Hatchet Harry" and an excerpt of Mark S. R. Peterson's thriller novel (published August 2013) titled BEHOLDER'S EYE.
Meet the Wilkins. The typical busy American family.
But when Grandma Wilkins passes away, they discover her old Christmas letters in a shoebox. Molly, the youngest grandchild, soon decides to start where her grandmother’s legacy left off, writing about future events, no matter how unrealistic they may seem at the time.
From the barren Mars landscape to the northwoods of America. Seven terrifying tales. One collection.
No one has seen Old Man Cronkite in two weeks. But Tim and his friends go on the Night Ride anyway, hoping the elderly hermit bachelor is planning an elaborate Halloween prank.
But the night doesn’t turn out as planned. Will they be able to keep their deep, dark secret? Will someone discover the truth behind what they did?
The FBI estimates over 100,000 young women and children are victims of human sex trafficking in the United States alone. Globally, this number is in the millions.
Little does Minneapolis PD Investigator KOLIN RAYNES know that finding a discarded cell phone would lead him into the murky world of human sex trafficking. And KASSI YOUNG, a homeless teenage prostitute, isn’t the only one to fall into their clutches.
DISCARDED is the third novel in the Central Division Series of suspenseful thriller novels. Be sure to check out the previous novels in the series BEHOLDER’S EYE and STRAIGHT RAZOR.
“It’s the little things that make a big difference”
Larry Wahl has terminal cancer and knows his days are numbered. While he goes to bed one night, he prays to God. But not to make his illness go away. Instead, he apologizes to God for leading such an unimportant life.Larry soon meets a child angel named Gabriel. She takes him on a journey throughout his life. She shows him seven people he met, and through small seemingly insignificant actions, has led to extraordinary results.
Iraq, 2006, the Battle of Ramadi
These are the events the government doesn’t want you to know about the bloodiest summer in the war on terror.
LUCAS SIMMONS and TRE PAXTON are recruited to be part of a top secret military project: robotic soldiers called SHADOWs.
The Strategic Hazardous Android for Defensive Operations and Warfare is the latest innovation in robotic technology. If you love military technothrillers, don’t miss this action-packed read!
KILLZONE is the first novel in the Shadowkill Trilogy.
A wife murders her husband. The prosecution calls it a slam dunk. A fiery defense attorney demands a speedy trial. So what’s the problem? Minneapolis PD investigators KOLIN RAYNES, SIMON TEMPLETON, and rookie KELLY KING trust their instincts, that not everything is as it seems.
SHADES OF DARKNESS is the fourth novel in the Central Division Series of suspenseful thriller novels. Be sure to check out the previous novels in the series BEHOLDER’S EYE, STRAIGHT RAZOR, and DISCARDED
June and Day arrive in Vegas just as the unthinkable happens: the Elector Primo dies, and his son Anden takes his place. With the Republic edging closer to chaos, the two join a group of Patriot rebels eager to help Day rescue his brother and offer passage to the Colonies. They have only one request—June and Day must assassinate the new Elector.
It’s their chance to change the nation, to give voice to a people silenced for too long.
But as June realizes this Elector is nothing like his father, she’s haunted by the choice ahead. What if Anden is a new beginning? What if revolution must be more than loss and vengeance, anger and blood—what if the Patriots are wrong?
In this highly-anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestseller Legend, Lu delivers a breathtaking thriller with high stakes and cinematic action.
"Masterful." —The Los Angeles Times
"Lu's action-packed series is the real deal." —Entertainment Weekly
From the Trade Paperback edition.
In this national bestseller, Lurlene McDaniel expertly weaves a heart-wrenching story of enduring love that is perfect for fans of The Fault in Our Stars.
Picking up where Just One Day ended, Just One Year tells Willem's side of the story. After spending an amazing day and night with Allyson in Paris that ends in separation, Willem and Allyson are both searching for one another. His story of their year of quiet longing and near misses is a perfect counterpoint to Allyson’s own as Willem undergoes a transformative journey, questioning his path, finding love, and ultimately, redefining himself.
* “The complexity of Willem’s character, the twisting plot, and far-flung settings (including the Netherlands, Mexico, and India) create an alluring story that pushes beyond the realm of star-crossed romance.”— Publishers Weekly starred review
“As much a travelogue as it is a romance, this novel will appeal to fans of the movie Before Sunrise or Maureen Johnson's 13 Little Blue Envelopes (HarperCollins, 2005).”—School Library Journal
“As [Willem] becomes engaged personally and professionally, readers will find their interest quickening, right up to the satisfying denouement.”—Kirkus Reviews
Rex Toberman is obnoxious and pretentious. So what if he’s the star quarterback? So what if my father is dating his mother? I can’t wait until he’s out of my life for good.
The day our parents announce their impending wedding becomes the worst day of my existence. Not only has Rex cemented himself in my social circle, but he’s about to cement himself into my family.
I don’t trust his mother. And I don’t want anything to do with her egotistical, womanizing son, but deep down the only way to get rid of them both is to do something unimaginable with Rex himself. I’m playing with fire, dancing in the flames of his wicked grin, and soon enough I’m melting. The last thing I want is to become another victim of Rex Toberman’s egotistical, womanizing ways.
But there’s something about those bedroom eyes, that lewd smile, that body made of steel I cannot resist.
Yes, getting rid of my soon-to-be stepbrother is tougher than I ever imagined—especially now that I never want him to leave.
From the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author, Addison Moore—
Cosmopolitan Magazine calls Addison's books, "...easy, frothy fun!"
Varsity tennis captain Ezra Faulkner was supposed to be homecoming king, but that was before—before his girlfriend cheated on him, before a car accident shattered his leg, and before he fell in love with unpredictable new girl Cassidy Thorpe.
As Kirkus Reviews said in a starred review, "Schneider takes familiar stereotypes and infuses them with plenty of depth. Here are teens who could easily trade barbs and double entendres with the characters that fill John Green's novels."
Funny, smart, and including everything from flash mobs to blanket forts to a poodle who just might be the reincarnation of Jay Gatsby, The Beginning of Everything is a refreshing contemporary twist on the classic coming-of-age novel—a heart-wrenching story about how difficult it is to play the part that people expect, and how new beginnings can stem from abrupt and tragic endings.
By the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Book Thief, this is a cryptic journey filled with laughter, fists, and love.
Ed Kennedy is an underage cabdriver without much of a future. He's pathetic at playing cards, hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey, and utterly devoted to his coffee-drinking dog, the Doorman. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery.
That's when the first ace arrives in the mail. That's when Ed becomes the messenger. Chosen to care, he makes his way through town helping and hurting (when necessary) until only one question remains: Who's behind Ed's mission?
This book is a 2005 Michael L. Printz Honor Book and recipient of five starred reviews.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Fans of Sarah Dessen, E. Lockhart, and Maureen Johnson will love this hilarious and heartwarming tale of a girl on her own for the first time.
If given the opportunity, what sixteen-year-old wouldn’t jump at the chance to move in with a friend and live parent-free? Although maybe “opportunity” isn’t the right word, since April had to tell her dad a tiny little untruth to make it happen (see #1: “Lied to Our Parents”). But she and her housemate Vi are totally responsible and able to take care of themselves. How they ended up “Skipping School” (#3), “Buying a Hot Tub” (#4), and, um, “Harboring a Fugitive” (#7) is a mystery to them.
To get through the year, April will have to juggle a love triangle, learn to do her own laundry, and accept that her carefully constructed world just might be falling apart . . . one thing-she-shouldn’t-have-done at a time.
From the Hardcover edition.
Parker Shelton pretty much has the perfect life. She's on her way to becoming valedictorian at Hundred Oaks High, she's made the all-star softball team, and she has plenty of friends. Then her mother's scandal rocks their small town and suddenly no one will talk to her.
Now Parker wants a new life.
So she quits softball. Drops twenty pounds. And she figures why kiss one guy when she can kiss three. Or four. Why limit herself to high school boys when the majorly cute new baseball coach seems especially flirty?
But how far is too far before she loses herself completely?
Praise for Catching Jordan:
"A must-read for teens! I couldn't put it down!"—Simon Elkeles, New York Times bestselling author of the Perfect Chemistry series
"With a clever, authentic voice, Kenneally proves once and for all that when it comes to making life's toughest calls-on and off the field-girls rule!"—Sara Ockler, bestselling author of Fixing Delilah
Encountering three strange allies, Violet soon learns that a war is raging between heaven and hell and that she is directly in the middle of it. The master of hell is planning a hostile takeover of Earth. It is apparently her destiny to stop him from breaking open the gates to the underworld and releasing a flood of ravenous demons.
Armed with only her wit and sarcasm, it will take strength and courage that she never knew she possessed to face the ordeals ahead. What Violet doesn't know yet is that she won’t be alone. The guardian angel she’d always thought was just her imagination is very real. He will be watching over her and guarding her back as she faces the minions of hell.
(Young adult paranormal romance, coming of age, angels and demons, paranormal romance)
When Michael fires his new rifle into the air on his seventeenth birthday, he never imagines that the bullet will end up killing someone. But it does—and Michael’s world is changed forever. Desperate, he wrestles with his guilt and keeps silent as his life begins to fall apart.
When Jenna’s father is killed in a freak Fourth of July accident, she’s devastated. As she grieves, she tries to understand why she no longer feels comfortable with her boyfriend, Jason, and why a guy named Michael keeps appearing in her dreams. . . .
Swallowing Stones is a haunting novel about choices . . . and devastating consequences.
As Ember and Riley hide and regroup to fight another day, Garret journeys alone to the United Kingdom, birthplace of the ancient and secret Order of St. George, to spy on his former brothers and uncover deadly and shocking secrets that will shake the foundations of dragons and dragon-slayers alike and place them all in imminent danger as Talon's new order rises.
ONE OF THE BOYS
What girl doesn't want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn't just surrounded by hot guys, though–she leads them as the captain and quarterback of her high school football team. They all see her as one of the guys and that's just fine. As long as she gets her athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university.
But everything she's ever worked for is threatened when Ty Green moves to her school. Not only is he an amazing QB, but he's also amazingly hot. And for the first time, Jordan's feeling vulnerable. Can she keep her head in the game while her heart's on the line?
"A beautiful novel with a real and captivating depiction of high school relationships, Catching Jordan shows the same reverence for the human heart that it does for the game of football." —Karsten Knight, author of Wildefire
Victor Morgan hides from the public whenever he can. It’s not that he’s a recluse; he hides to avoid rumors and throngs of teen girls throwing themselves at him because of his fame. When his team of friends is assigned a job at a new school, it's his one chance to finally be just Victor; not a local celebrity, or that guy whose parents have a huge house and lots of money. He wants to be normal, to be able to blend in and not worry about what everyone else is thinking or what they may want from him.
Things change when he meets Sang Sorenson. She's beautiful and clever, though she hides her intelligence behind a veil of shyness and insecurity. But with just a look, she makes him say the stupidest things.
Only things are wrong in her world. She's hiding something dark and terrible, the evidence of it in her haunted eyes. He barely knows her, but he’d give everything to help and protect her. Whatever it takes to keep her safe, he’s in.
a Vermont boyhood that is part fiction, part memoir. The result is a moving coming-of-age story that still resonates with teens today.
From the Paperback edition.
Leo is still being held captive by the angels. Violet needs to rescue him and to retrieve Nathan’s grace as well. It will take skills that she doesn’t yet possess to pull this off. Once more, she will need to suffer before she can gain the abilities that she will need. When it comes to her friends, she is willing to do whatever she has to in order to keep them safe.
Violet still has one final fragment of the object of power to retrieve, which means she will need to return to hell again. The Demon Princes warned her that disaster would fall once she killed them all. She will finally learn what they meant, but by then it will be too late. It will take power that is currently out of her reach to stop the apocalypse from wiping out humanity.
urban fantasy, coming of age, young adult fantasy, new adult paranormal romance, angels and demons, teen romance, teen urban fantasy
Throughout World War II, in the conflict fought against Japan, Navajo code talkers were a crucial part of the U.S. effort, sending messages back and forth in an unbreakable code that used their native language. They braved some of the heaviest fighting of the war, and with their code, they saved countless American lives. Yet their story remained classified for more than twenty years.
But now Joseph Bruchac brings their stories to life for young adults through the riveting fictional tale of Ned Begay, a sixteen-year-old Navajo boy who becomes a code talker. His grueling journey is eye-opening and inspiring. This deeply affecting novel honors all of those young men, like Ned, who dared to serve, and it honors the culture and language of the Navajo Indians.
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
"Nonsensational and accurate, Bruchac's tale is quietly inspiring..."—School Library Journal
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Ruby Oliver is 15 and has a shrink. She knows it’s unusual, but give her a break—she’s had a rough 10 days. In the past 10 days she:
lost her boyfriend (#13 on the list),
lost her best friend (Kim),
lost all her other friends (Nora, Cricket),
did something suspicious with a boy (#10),
did something advanced with a boy (#15),
had an argument with a boy (#14),
drank her first beer (someone handed it to her),
got caught by her mom (ag!),
had a panic attack (scary),
lost a lacrosse game (she’s the goalie),
failed a math test (she’ll make it up),
hurt Meghan’s feelings (even though they aren’t really friends),
became a social outcast (no one to sit with at lunch)
and had graffiti written about her in the girls’ bathroom (who knows what was in the boys’!?!).
But don’t worry—Ruby lives to tell the tale. And make more lists.
From the Hardcover edition.
Why couldn’t things have stayed the same?
Drenched in darkness and surrounded by the echo of screams, Jinji waits deep in the dungeons of Rayfort, haunted by the memory of the knife stabbing Rhen, plagued by a foreign voice whispering through her mind. A few floors above, Rhen rests trapped in a coma, about to wake to a changed world--a world where his best friend is a woman, his nephew is the king, and an enemy army surrounds him on all sides.
But human wars are insignificant compared to the darkness gathering unseen. Memories of lives she never lived flash through Jinji's thoughts, hinting at a past that cannot be repeated. A mysterious phantom visits Rhen, carrying cryptic messages of the future. And somewhere out there, the shadow continues to lurk in silence.
Startled by their altered relationship and tempted by new feelings, Rhen and Jinji must find a way to work together. The fate of humanity rests on their shoulders and the real battle has only just begun...
Keywords: teens and young adult, sword and sorcery, action and adventure, fantasy romance, coming of age, fantasy, teen fiction, dragons, magic, dual perspectives
• Character interviews
• A new short story based on Catching Jordan
• A sneak peek at Racing Savannah...and more!
"A must-read!" —Simone Elkeles, New York Times bestselling author of the Perfect Chemistry series
"Kenneally's books have quickly become must-reads."—VOYA
About the Books in This Bundle
1. Catching Jordan
Jordan Woods isn't just surrounded by gorgeous jocks-she leads them as the captain and quarterback of her high school football team. She's seen as one of the guys and that's just fine, as long as she gets her athletic scholarship to college. But everything she's ever worked for is threatened when Ty Green arrives. Not only is he an amazing QB, but he's also amazingly hot. And for the first time, Jordan's feeling vulnerable. Can she keep her head in the game while her heart's on the line?
2. Stealing Parker
Parker Shelton pretty much has the perfect life. She's on her way to becoming valedictorian, she made the all-star softball team, and she has plenty of friends. Then her mother's scandal rocks their small town and suddenly no one will talk to her. So she quits softball, drops twenty pounds, and she figures why kiss one guy when she can kiss three? And why limit herself to high school boys? But how far is too far before she loses herself completely?
3. Things I Can't Forget
Kate has always been the good girl-although the people at school have no idea the guilty secret she carries. But this summer, she's a counselor at Cumberland Creek summer camp, and she wants to put the past behind her. Matt is back as a counselor too. He's the first guy she ever kissed, and he's gone from geeky songwriter to buff lifeguard and loves to flirt...with her. Kate used to think the world was black and white. Turns out, life isn't that easy...
Beth's world has been torn apart. She cannot figure out how to go on when a car accident claims the lives of her entire family, and she is the only survivor. Things seem to get even worse when she moves in with her aunt and her spoiled cousin, Terri. But with the love and support of her aunt and some unexpected friends, Beth struggles to overcome the despair that threatens to consume her. Will she be able to move past the painful memories without feeling guilty for being a survivor?
From the Paperback edition.
At Forest Hills High, Lara Ardeche is that girl.
But things can change.
“Skillfully drawn, resulting in a compelling story. . . . An enjoyable and thought-provoking read.”—School
“Readers will be totally caught up in Lara’s struggle to find her true self under all that weight.”—Booklist
An ALA Best Books for Young Adults
From the Hardcover edition.
CAN YOU BE too perfect?
From the outside, Rachel looks like the perfect daughter in the perfect family. She’s a straight-A student, a gifted musician, and a good friend. But Rachel feels as if it’s all falling apart. Her brother, Charles, was just kicked out of boarding school and is now at home, wreaking havoc. Her sister, Jessica, has problems of her own, which Rachel thinks it’s her job to help solve. And Rachel herself is considering adding drama club, community service, and class president to her already crowded roster of activities. Rachel’s best friends, Stephanie and Alison, urge Rachel to lighten up and enjoy the end of seventh grade. Easy for them to say. Not so easy for Rachel. Not even when Jeremy Dragon, the coolest boy in ninth grade, notices her. Is it possible that perfection isn’t the key to an exciting life?
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
“A master.” —SLJ
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Now, four years later, she struggles to fit in at her Oregon high school and to be "a good Cambodian girl" at home. A good Cambodian girl never dates; she waits for her family to arrange her marriage to a Cambodian boy. Yet Sundara and Jonathan, an extraordinary American boy, are powerfully drawn to each other. Haunted by grief for her lost family and for the life left behind, Sundara longs to be with him. At the same time she wonders, Are her hopes for happiness and new life in America disloyal to her past and her people?
From the Paperback edition.
Seventeen-year-old Colina was born a healer. But after a horrific event forces her to leave her clan, she becomes desperate to learn the dark magic of the death dealers, mages who draw their power from the spirits of the dead. Colina was taught to fear and hate death dealers, but becoming one of them is the only way for her to get the revenge she seeks—and the only way for her to survive.
Colina asks a young death dealer named Luke to help her, but he’s reluctant to train her in the Death Arts. Little does she know convincing him to teach her will be the easiest part of her journey. To become a death dealer, Colina will need to undergo three dark rituals, each more terrifying than the last. At the same time, she’ll have to deal with her growing feelings for her mentor. Too bad the first ritual involves him strangling her to death.
As Colina undergoes the trials, she discovers an untapped darkness within herself. If she survives the horrific rituals and gains dark power, what will she become?
Catrina Burgess’ Dark Rituals series originally appeared on Wattpad with over three million reads. Awakening is the first book of four and was named Wattpad’s Best Suspense Story of 2014.
Praise for Awakening, Book 1 in the Dark Rituals series:
"Ladies and gents, prepare to meet the next title on your MUST READ list…" —Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
"A paranormal story unlike any other. If you are looking for an original plot look no further. … I couldn't put it down! Every single time I thought I was getting to a lull where I might be able to stop reading, the hooks dug in deeper." —Goodreads reviewer
"The plot twists and turns on this wild horror ride. … A must read by an exceptional upcoming author." —Goodreads reviewer
Master Mechanic Mari and Mage Alain have survived every attempt to stop them, but their enemies are determined to kill Mari, the only one who can save her world from a storm of destruction. As armies begin to gather and cities seethe with tension, Mari, Alain, and their friends must prepare to confront the storm in the place it first appeared: the broken kingdom of Tiae.
The dangers facing them demand perilous raids, tough battles, and more than a little piracy. Beating the Mechanics Guild and the Mage Guild that have controlled the world of Dematr for centuries will require an unprecedented alliance under Mari's command of rebellious Mechanics, Mages, and common folk who know that together they can change the world, but separately they will all lose.
The critically acclaimed debut novel from Stephen Chbosky, Perks follows observant “wallflower” Charlie as he charts a course through the strange world between adolescence and adulthood. First dates, family drama, and new friends. Sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Devastating loss, young love, and life on the fringes. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it, Charlie must learn to navigate those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.
A #1 New York Times best seller for more than a year, an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults (2000) and Best Book for Reluctant Readers (2000), and with millions of copies in print, this novel for teen readers (or “wallflowers” of more-advanced age) will make you laugh, cry, and perhaps feel nostalgic for those moments when you, too, tiptoed onto the dance floor of life.
Gage Carson was excited to share an apartment off campus with his cousin. He didn't mind that Tyler was bringing the mysterious friend he'd heard about since they were kids . . . until the most beautiful girl he's ever seen jumps out of his cousin's Jeep. There's something about Cassi that makes Gage want to give her everything. Too bad Tyler has warned him that she's strictly off-limits.
Despite everything keeping them apart, Cassi and Gage dance dangerously close to the touch they've both been craving. But when disaster sends her running into Tyler's arms, Cassi will have to decide whether to face the demons of herpast . . . or to burn her chance at a future with Gage.
This bundle includes: Drop of Doubt - Book 5
Push and Shove - Book 6
House of Korba - Book 7
Touch of Mischief (Halloween short story)
The Other Side of Envy - Book 8
The Healing Power of Sugar (sneak Peek)
"By turns humorous and heartbreaking, Best Kind Of Broken has become one of my favorites!" --- CORA CARMACK, New York Times bestselling author
SOMETIMES MOVING ON MEANS MOVING IN
Pixie Marshall wishes every day she could turn back time and fix the past. But she can't. And the damage is done. She's hoping that a summer of free room and board working with her aunt at the Willow Inn will help her forget. Except there's a problem: the resident handyman is none other than Levi Andrews. The handsome quarterback was once her friend-and maybe more-until everything changed in a life-shattering instant. She was hoping to avoid him, possibly forever. Now he's right down the hall and stirring up feelings Pixie thought she'd long buried . . .
Levi can't believe he's living with the one person who holds all his painful memories. More than anything he wants to make things right, but a simple "sorry" won't suffice-not when the tragedy that scarred them was his fault. Levi knows Pixie's better off without him, but every part of him screams to touch her, protect her, wrap her in his arms, and kiss away the pain. Yet even though she's so close, Pixie's heart seems more unreachable than ever. Seeing those stunning green eyes again has made one thing perfectly clear-he can't live without her.
And then there’s her writing project with Celia that will hopefully help get her mind off her mess of a love life. Maybe creating a book boyfriend will help her get over the real one that got away. Can she make it through the rest of the year without getting her heart broken again?
Crossing the Line is the tenth installment of The Rosewoods, an exciting Young Adult series for readers who love fun, flirty love stories.
The Complete Rosewoods Series:
Fresh Start (series prequel)
Taking the Reins
Playing the Part
Reading Between the Lines
I'll Never Forget (prequel to This Point Forward)
This Point Forward
Risking it All (alternate POV short story)
Hitting the Target
Turning the Page
Crossing the Line
Keywords: contemporary romance, young adult contemporary romance, boarding school, high school, friendship, boys, kissing, first love, humorous romance, romantic humor, funny romance, flirting, teen, teenage, equestrian, dressage, Olympics, rich, wealthy, elite, young adult, new adult, coming of age, love triangle, boys, relationships, firsts, new girl, Shakespeare, school play, Hollywood, Celebuspawn, scholarships, royalty, celebrity, spies, mystery, CIA, boyfriend, series, final, Rosewood Academy,
Detective Reynolds requests the assistance of Violet and her angelic friends. He was put in her path for a reason, but she doesn’t know what it is yet. She suspects that he will somehow aid her in her war against demonkind, so she will do whatever she can to keep him on her side.
Using a newly discovered skill, she finally manages to complete one of the tasks that she had been planning on for quite some time. She also discovers who has been whittling down the demons in the city. Their plan is dangerous to her and her friends and she isn’t sure if she will be able to put a stop to it.
Mari leads an army now. She and Alain must fight together to bind back the Broken Kingdom and build a force strong enough to defeat the might of the Great Guilds. But the Storm has many Servants who seek to preserve or gain personal power or wealth, or fear the New Day that Mari seeks to bring to the world.
And Mari knows that victory will mean nothing if the precious knowledge brought long ago to their world is destroyed. In order to save it, Alain and Mari will have to pierce through the heart of their enemies' power and confront once more a place of ancient nightmare.
New Adult Romance
This new edition includes exclusive bonus material - an all-new full chapter from Andrew's point of view during a crucial scene!
Sometimes life takes you off course . . .
THE EDGE OF NEVER
Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett thought she knew exactly where her life was going. But after a wild night at the hottest club in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, she shocks everyone-including herself-when she decides to leave the only life she's ever known and set out on her own. Grabbing her purse and her cell phone, Camryn boards a Greyhound bus ready to find herself. Instead, she finds Andrew Parrish.
Sexy and exciting, Andrew lives life like there is no tomorrow. He persuades Camryn to do things she never thought she would and shows her how to give in to her deepest, most forbidden desires. Soon he becomes the center of her daring new life, pulling love and lust and emotion out of her in ways she never imagined possible. But there is more to Andrew than Camryn realizes. Will his secret push them inseparably together-or destroy them forever?
Bob hasn’t given up on punishing Violet for her past humiliation of him. If he gets his hands on her, he’ll make her regret the day they first met when she’d chopped his fingers off. Staying out of his clutches is on the top of her list of things to avoid, yet it won’t be easy.
Violet’s next trip to hell will be fraught with danger. Not just for her, but for her best friend as well. Sam is perilously close to becoming human again, which means he is fragile and easily broken. She must hunt down the Demon Prince, find the object that he has in his possession and keep Sam safe from harm.
America in 1932 was an America whose dreams were simple. A job, food to fill you, a place to sleep, and shoes without holes—for millions of people these simple needs were nothing more than dreams. At fifteen years of age, Josh had to make his own way through a country of angry and frightened people. This is the story of a young man’s struggle to find a life for himself in the turbulent thirties.
Eighteen-year-old Harper has grown up under the thumb of her career marine father. Ready to live life her own way and to experience things she's only ever heard of from the jarheads in her father's unit, she's on her way to college at San Diego State University.
Thanks to her new roommate, Harper is introduced to a world of parties, gorgeous guys, family, and emotions. She finds herself being torn in two as she quickly falls in love with both her new boyfriend, Brandon, and her roommate's brother, Chase. Despite their dangerous looks and histories, both men adore Harper and would do anything for her, including taking a step back if it would mean she'd be happy.
It was an accident. He didn’t mean to kill the security guard with his skateboard—it was self-defense. But there’s no one to back up his story. No one even knows he was at Paranoid Park. Should he confess, or can he get away with it? It’s an ethical question no one should have to answer.
Writing more intensely than ever before, Blake Nelson delivers a film noir in book form, complete with interior monologue and dark, psychological drama. This is a riveting look at one boy’s fall into a world of crime, guilt, and fear—and his desperate attempt to get out again.
Detective Reynolds seems to be the only cop in Manhattan who doesn’t have a vendetta against Violet. She has told him that a war is raging between angels and demons, but he won’t believe her until he sees the irrefutable proof for himself.
The angels who started out as Violet’s allies are planning something and whatever it is isn’t going to be pleasant. Hagith and Orifiel are determined to bend her to their will and they don’t care about the cost that comes with their interference. The end result will strain Nathan’s trust in her and she might not be able to regain it again.
(Young adult paranormal romance, coming of age, angels and demons, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, new adult)
Weeks have passed since King Razzaq discovered Princess Leena's affair and banished her lover from the kingdom. So when Mikza suddenly appears in the golden palace, chained and bound, Leena is floored. Even more mysterious is the man he travels with--a redheaded prince of Whylkin. Unable to control her curiosity, Leena follows the strange convoy, hiding in the shadows as they meet with her father. But what she witnesses will the change the course of her life, and the world, forever.
Taking place parallel to the events in THE SHADOW SOUL, read Leena's side of the story as she teams up with Jinji to save Rhen's life and seeks to escape her father's hold once and for all.
Keywords: teens and young adult, sword and sorcery, action and adventure, fantasy romance, coming of age, fantasy, teen fiction, dragons, magic, 99cent, 99 cent, 0.99
Shaw Landon loved Rule Archer from the moment she laid eyes on him. Rule is everything a straight--A pre-med student like Shaw shouldn't want--and the only person she's never tried to please. She isn't afraid of his scary piercings and tattoos or his wild attitude. Though she knows that Rule is wrong for her, her heart just won't listen.
To a rebel like Rule Archer, Shaw Landon is a stuck-up, perfect princess-and his dead twin brother's girl. She lives by other people's rules; he makes his own. He doesn't have time for a good girl like Shaw-even if she's the only one who can see the person he truly is.
But a short skirt, too many birthday cocktails, and spilled secrets lead to a night neither can forget. Now, Shaw and Rule have to figure out how a girl like her and a guy like him are supposed to be together without destroying their love . . . or each other.
The first Marked Men novel in Jay Crownover's combustible New Adult series.
Road To Hell:
Violet Harper is just about to turn seventeen when her world is torn apart. Fleeing from her home and from the creatures who took everything from her, she ends up in New York. The city that never sleeps isn’t quite the safe haven that she’d hoped for. It is teeming with demons who are out for her blood.
Encountering three strange allies, Violet soon learns that a war is raging between heaven and hell and that she is directly in the middle of it. The new master of hell is planning a hostile takeover of Earth. It is apparently her destiny to stop him from breaking open the gates to the underworld and releasing a flood of ravenous demons on humanity.
Armed with only her wits and sarcasm, it will take strength and courage that she never knew she possessed to face the ordeals ahead. What Violet doesn’t know yet is that she won’t be alone. The guardian angel she’d always thought was just in her imagination is very real. He will be watching over her and guarding her back as she faces the minions of hell.
To Hell And Back:
Chosen by Fate to save her world from being overrun by demons, Violet Harper doesn’t just have the Hellmaster’s minions to contend with. She now also has to avoid a demonic creature that has been sent through the portal to spy on her.
Unexpectedly running into the boyfriend that she’d left behind in Denver, she must decide whether to renew her relationship with him. If she does, she will have to juggle seeing him with training and searching for the hidden entrances to hell. Keeping him a secret from the rest of the team will be far from easy. If Nathan finds out, she isn’t sure what the consequences would be.
Her friends aren’t the only angels who are trapped in the city. Violet meets two more celestial beings and it is hard to tell whether they are her allies or her enemies. Even with her personal life in disarray, she can’t lose focus on her task. She must to enter the eighth realm of hell, confront one of the Demon Princes and find the next piece of the mysterious object of power.
Violet always knew that her mission to save the world from a horde of demons wouldn’t be easy. But she didn’t anticipate just how many obstacles would be thrown in her way. Her task doesn’t get any easier when she is forced to wonder whether some of her allies are really on her side.
Her secret relationship with Zach is facing its own challenges. He is unaware of the struggles that she faces, but he has his own problems to deal with. His troubles might not be supernatural in nature, yet they could easily tear them apart. To add to her burden, she has to fight her growing feelings for her guardian angel, Nathan.
As if things weren’t already bad enough, the Hellmaster’s pet raven is seeking vengeance for the loss of its eye. Hell bent on punishing her, its revenge triggers an event that will change everything for Violet. If she survives her trip to the seventh realm of hell, she won’t be the same person when she returns.
(Young adult paranormal romance, coming of age, angels and demons, paranormal romance, urban fantasy)