Je suis un requin de la pègre. Écraser les autres, c’est dans mon sang. La mission Haynes devait être facile. Entrer, appuyer deux fois sur la détente. Une balle pour Charlie, une pour sa sœur. Mais dès que j’ai vu Valentina, je l’ai désirée. Malheureusement, dans notre monde, ceux qui nous doivent de l’argent n’ont jamais droit à une seconde chance. Ma mère n’acceptera jamais de lui laisser la vie sauve. Je dois concevoir un plan pour la garder.
Il est vicieux.
Il est immoral.
Il est ambigu.
Il est parfait.
Tout comme elle.
Einmal hatte ich Träume und eine Zukunft. Jetzt habe ich Ängste, Narben und unersättliche Bedürfnisse. Ich bin irreparabel beschädigt, aber wenn ich den gefährlichsten Mann in Johannesburg überleben will, kann ich nicht zulassen, dass er mich zerbricht, denn kaputtes Spielzeug landet auf der Müllkippe.
Lyle is living with Rochelle while he gets his life together, and he’s thrilled to hear about his sister’s new job offer. But within hours, triumph is followed by tragedy. Returning from a celebratory dinner with her boyfriend, she finds Lyle dead with a syringe in his lap, and Eve’s investigation confirms that this wasn’t just another OD. After all his work to get clean, Lyle’s been pumped full of poison—and a neighbor with a peephole reports seeing a scruffy, pink-haired girl fleeing the scene.
Now Eve and Roarke must venture into the gang territory where Lyle used to run, and the ugly underground world of tattoo parlors and strip joints where everyone has taken a wrong turn somewhere. They both believe in giving people a second chance. Maybe even a third or fourth. But as far as they’re concerned, whoever gave the order on Lyle Pickering’s murder has run out of chances...
A group of women from various cultural, social and racial backgrounds meet for a monthly book discussion club in South Africa. When the group learns that a bookstore owner has flirted with one of the married women, differing sentiments on relationships, sex and marriage surface.
The catalysts and implications of a seemingly innocent flirt are felt, from betrayals of friendships to the exposure of raw truths.
Charmaine Paul’s debut for Severest Inks, The Exchange, offers an unglossed insight into the fragile dynamics of contemporary relationships from a wholly female perspective.
The Exchange is also available in paperback and digital within The Severest Inks Shorts anthology: http://severestinks.com/ShortsVol1
"Helen has weaved a delicately balanced story of intrigue, secrets and passion, which practically melts the pages." -Bare Naked Words
"The love story between Talon and Jade continues in Obsession. An apt title to be sure, because everyone is obsessed. Dear Ms. Helen Hardt, I toss many profanities your way for making me wait. Though I give you my deepest gratitude for building the anticipation of what I’m sure will be an epic culmination to an amazing series. " -Heroes and Heartbreakers
"Talon and Jade's chemistry sizzles and the love scenes will melt your heart and your Kindle." -The Book Sirens
"I am loving this series so freaking much… The story line is one that will have you completely engrossed…" -Wicked Babes Blog
"Helen left my head spinning and my mind racing a mile a minute. I need to know what the secrets are... " -The Book Fairy Reviews
Jade Roberts is in love with Talon Steel but no longer welcome in his home. While she resolves to move on, she still longs for the passion she and Talon shared…and when her boss asks her to dig up information on the Steels, she’s only too happy to comply. Talon and his brothers are hiding something, and Jade is determined to find out what it is.
The moment Talon saw Jade he wanted her, ached for her, craved her…and now his desire has become his obsession. He knows she deserves better than his broken soul, but he can’t stay away from her, and he finally confesses his love. If he and Jade are to have a future, he knows he must make peace with the dark shadows and horrors of his past.
But as Talon begins his journey of healing, Jade uncovers some startling secrets…