He wasn't supposed to have a second family, and her mom wasn't supposed to slip into a prescription drug haze.
And she definitely wasn't supposed to kiss her new “half-brother.”
Ivy Lynwood has spent her life under the oppressive thumb of her abusive father. When the impossible happens, and he's found dead in a boat fire, Ivy thinks her life may finally be turning around. But her newfound freedom is short-lived; just as she and her mother start to move on, they learn that Ivy’s father had a second family—whose mother also died in the boat fire.
Child Services asks Ivy’s mother to take in the orphaned teenagers, and her life spirals even further out of control. Her mother disappears into a drugged la-la land, leaving Ivy to clean up the pieces… while clues of her mother’s guilt in the fire stack up. And for the first time, Ivy falls in love… with the son of her father’s dead mistress. Even though Ivy and Jesse are unrelated, he’s off limits when he moves in with the Lynwoods. Ivy knows she’ll never have the normal family she dreamed of—but can she manage to turn the wreck of her life into any family at all?
USA Today best-selling author, Erin Richards, writes suspenseful paranormal, fantasy and contemporary young adult fiction with a splash of romance. You’ll typically find Erin’s characters in peril, whether based in reality or in a fantasy setting. Magic, murder and mayhem are all in a days’ work!
Erin lives in sunny Northern California, and in her spare time, she enjoys reading, photography, and re-landscaping her backyard, even though she hates digging holes…unless she’s burying fictional bodies! Erin also confesses to a fascination with American muscle cars…and reality TV shows. For more information about Erin and her novels, please visit her website at www.erinrichards.com.
To forget about the past.
To fall in love for the first time.
Is that too much to ask?
Sixteen-year-old Allie Bailey just wants a break—a break from her overly-protected life. And Dragonfly Meadows summer camp is the answer. A summer away from her parents in the California Sierras with her best friend is exactly what she needs.
But once at camp, Allie notices that things are a little off. Paid excursions are cancelled and staff is replaced with shady new people. When the camp's founder goes "missing," Allie starts to worry. Unable to let it rest due to her past, she starts to investigate, enlisting the help of Logan Montgomery, her best friend's older and adorably geeky brother.
When hauntingly familiar flowers appear in Allie’s cabin, she’s not sure what to think—has her past caught up to her? Yet, after Allie stumbles across a murder conspiracy and chases down the truth, she becomes a target. Pushing through her paranoia and fear to find strength, it’s up to Allie to save herself and the campers from a deranged killer before it’s too late.
"Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds
"Stunning." —John Green
"This story is necessary. This story is important." —Kirkus (starred review)
"Heartbreakingly topical." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A marvel of verisimilitude." —Booklist (starred review)
"A powerful, in-your-face novel." —Horn Book (starred review)
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.
Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.
But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.
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keywords: free, romance, romantic suspense, historical, regency, contemporary, new adult, billionaire, multicultural, interracial, body guard, time travel
Mind reader and Psychic Guild lawyer, Marisa Meadows, adheres to her Guild Girl Code by not dating Guardians. But she’s drawn to Guild Guardian Ric McAllister’s handsome charm... especially when their psychic minds dangerously connect. It’s not easy to keep Ric at arm’s length when she needs his help to eliminate the evil tormenting her.
One madman. One Guardian. And the fight for the woman who tempts them both.
After Ric has a deadly clairvoyant vision of Marisa burning down a house, he's determined to prove her innocence. Yet his visions are seldom wrong, and as the clues pile up, Marisa’s guilt escalates. Every moment in her presence is pure temptation, and Ric fears it won’t be long before he surrenders to her darkness. Soon it’s hard to tell whether their greatest threat is from the darkness seducing them, a sinister mastermind playing games, or the passion leading them toward destruction.
He must choose between duty and desire.
After a deadly storm tosses demon assassin Ryan O'Rourke into the Pacific Ocean, he washes ashore onto an unchartered island alive with magic and evil. Hellbent on returning home to battle the demons plaguing the human race, Ryan sets out to find his way back. But after stumbling upon the enchantress who tantalizes his dreams and stirs his deepest desires, his plans begin to unravel.
She contains the perfect blend of magic and danger.
Morgan of the Druids has magic that is coveted by both good and evil. Bound to the deadliest threat as well as to the mysterious man intruding on her dreams, Morgan is torn between her equal parts of good and bad. It's up to her to tear herself from the pull of evil and join Ryan in his quest to save the Earth. But can they fight for their lives without battling each other? Or will their need and pull for one another take them to a paradise neither was prepared for?
Tragedies. Lies. Deception. A world she cannot escape.
Repressed and defeated clairvoyant, Lily Falbrooke, returns home after yet another tragedy hits too close to home. Digging into her family's affairs to uncover her father's mysterious death, Lily discovers what she’s felt all along: her life is not her own. Now it’s up to her to channel her dormant psychic powers to uncover the truth about her herself. But the deeper she delves, the more secrets and lies she exposes while danger unfolds around her.
A guardian. A telepath. An undeniable attraction. His ultimate betrayal.
Sexy private investigator, Jake McAllister, sets out to aide Lily in her quest for answers and salvation. Neither can resist the invisible bonds forcing them together as they stumble into love. But with her guard up and fearing her history, Lily worries the past will come back to haunt her. As the two piece together the puzzle of her mysterious background, Jake commits the ultimate betrayal—a betrayal that endangers his life and just might leave Lily broken . . . for good.
Detective Alex MacKenzie’s jealous of Guild PI Jake McAllister who’s developed a telepathic connection to Juliana, battling Alex’s ability to protect her. But Jake has enigma Lily Falbrooke on his mind when she returns home to attend her father’s funeral...and receives a cryptic message from the grave from Juliana. Will Alex ever accept the Guild in Juliana’s life? Or will her psychic talents destroy their hard won relationship.
This novella gives CHASING SHADOWS’ readers a glimpse of Juliana and Alex a few weeks after the story ends. It is not a standalone novella and should be read after CHASING SHADOWS. It also sets the stage for Jake and Lily’s story in STEALING TWILIGHT, the next novel in the Psychic Justice series.