Esteban Gutierrez is nearing fifty. His confidence is at an all-time low due to a writer's block he hasn't been able to kick. It isn't until he's introduced to Marialena through a hysterical case of mistaken identity that he starts to find himself again.
Immediately, the two find solace in one another, but it isn't as easy as it is in the movies. This isn't just a love story between two people. It's a love story of the lives we share with the ones we love.
Marialena lost both of her parents at twenty-one. Her closest relatives live across the country. Roxanne, her adventurous cousin, is always daring Marialena to live life to the fullest. And Esteban's wild younger brother Henry can't decide if Marialena is the sister he's never had or the girlfriend he's always wanted.
Take an unforgettable journey as these two families come together as one in this five-star adventure we call life.
So much for her "nice, conservative boys" rule.
Heath has his own reasons for bidding on Mountain Ridge, and he won't give in without a fight - even to the red-lipped hottie with a sailor's mouth. But when their rivalry shifts into an unexpected zing of chemistry, Heath realizes he's in deep trouble. Because it's inevitable that emotions will get involved, and he needs to keep his eyes on the prize before they both get hurt.
Each book in the Hope Springs series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book #1 Second Chance Ranch
Book #2 Crazy for the Competition
Book #3 The Bad Boy's Baby
Protecting Dr. Stick-Up-Her-Rear isn't on Gavin McClintock bucket list. But a promise is a promise, and he’s ready to do whatever it takes to keep Sarabeth safe. When she sheds her librarian-in-mourning look in favor of a sexy new disguise, she shows Gavin the Sarabeth that’s been hiding beneath that shell of propriety, and soon it’s Gavin’s heart in danger.
Each book in the Guardian for Hire series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book #1 Wife for Hire
Book #2 Guardian for Hire
What she doesn’t anticipate is finding “Jack” along the way. A simple handyman, he makes her laugh and sigh with pleasure. He makes her forget her goals. But with his meager lifestyle, Jack cannot be in her future.
Emerson Jackson Watson spies the lovely Rachel coming around the corner in her sexy, red heels. And he promises himself that he is going to have her. Unfortunately, the lovely Rachel is looking for the other side of him – the side he doesn’t want to show her. She wants Emerson – the debonair wizard of Wall Street – when he knows what she really needs is Jack – the down-to-earth jack of all trades.
How can he show her that the life she thinks she wants isn’t what she needs? That she needs him…
This beautiful, illuminating tale of hope and courage is based on interviews that were conducted with Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov—an unforgettable love story in the midst of atrocity.
“The Tattooist of Auschwitz is an extraordinary document, a story about the extremes of human behavior existing side by side: calculated brutality alongside impulsive and selfless acts of love. I find it hard to imagine anyone who would not be drawn in, confronted and moved. I would recommend it unreservedly to anyone, whether they’d read a hundred Holocaust stories or none.”—Graeme Simsion, internationally-bestselling author of The Rosie Project
In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners.
Imprisoned for over two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism—but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Risking his own life, he uses his privileged position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive.
One day in July 1942, Lale, prisoner 32407, comforts a trembling young woman waiting in line to have the number 34902 tattooed onto her arm. Her name is Gita, and in that first encounter, Lale vows to somehow survive the camp and marry her.
A vivid, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful re-creation of Lale Sokolov's experiences as the man who tattooed the arms of thousands of prisoners with what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is also a testament to the endurance of love and humanity under the darkest possible conditions.
A Library Journal, Paste Magazine, Vulture, BookBub, and ENTROPY Best Books of 2018 pick!
Washington Post "5 Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novel of 2018" pick!
A Bustle "30 Best Fiction Books of 2018" pick!
A brilliantly imaginative talent makes her exciting debut with this epic historical military fantasy, inspired by the bloody history of China’s twentieth century and filled with treachery and magic, in the tradition of Ken Liu’s Grace of Kings and N.K. Jemisin’s Inheritance Trilogy.
When Rin aced the Keju—the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies—it was a shock to everyone: to the test officials, who couldn’t believe a war orphan from Rooster Province could pass without cheating; to Rin’s guardians, who believed they’d finally be able to marry her off and further their criminal enterprise; and to Rin herself, who realized she was finally free of the servitude and despair that had made up her daily existence. That she got into Sinegard—the most elite military school in Nikan—was even more surprising.
But surprises aren’t always good.
Because being a dark-skinned peasant girl from the south is not an easy thing at Sinegard. Targeted from the outset by rival classmates for her color, poverty, and gender, Rin discovers she possesses a lethal, unearthly power—an aptitude for the nearly-mythical art of shamanism. Exploring the depths of her gift with the help of a seemingly insane teacher and psychoactive substances, Rin learns that gods long thought dead are very much alive—and that mastering control over those powers could mean more than just surviving school.
For while the Nikara Empire is at peace, the Federation of Mugen still lurks across a narrow sea. The militarily advanced Federation occupied Nikan for decades after the First Poppy War, and only barely lost the continent in the Second. And while most of the people are complacent to go about their lives, a few are aware that a Third Poppy War is just a spark away . . .
Rin’s shamanic powers may be the only way to save her people. But as she finds out more about the god that has chosen her, the vengeful Phoenix, she fears that winning the war may cost her humanity . . . and that it may already be too late.