There's no one I'd rather share breakfast burritos with or binge watch hours of Netflix. She's my person. And so when she takes off her glasses and asks me to help her improve her skills in the bedroom, I barely have to think about it. Of course I'll help her. There's no one better for the job. I've been there for her through everything, why should this be any different?
But what happens when she's ready to take her new-found confidence and move on? Whiskey Beach Nora Roberts. For more than three hundred years, Bluff House has sat above Whiskey Beach, guarding its shore—and its secrets. A Boston lawyer, Eli has weathered an intense year of public scrutiny and police investigations after being accused of—but never arrested for—the murder of his soon-to-be ex-wife. He finds sanctuary at Bluff House, even though his beloved grandmother is in Boston recuperating from a nasty fall.
Abra Walsh is always there, though. But as they become entangled in each other, they find themselves caught in a net that stretches back for centuries—one that has ensnared a man intent on reaping the rewards of destroying Eli Landon once and for all.
After Anna Todd. Hessa Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. For all his attitude, Tessa should hate Hardin. And she does—until she finds herself alone with him in his room. Despite the reckless way he treats her, Tessa is compelled to dig deeper and find the real Hardin beneath all his lies. He pushes her away again and again, yet every time she pushes back, he only pulls her in deeper. Tessa already has the perfect boyfriend. Unless…could this be love? Secret Love Isabella White. Guarding a secret and playing with fire has never been a good combination Four years ago, Holly Scallenger embarked on the most difficult journey of her life.
As if being a single parent isn't already stressful enough, Holly also attended med-school, in hopes of helping other pregnant women in a way she wasn't helped. But things don't look so good as she has to embark on a new journey—a journey that would take her back to Boston, back to the man who broke her heart and discarded her and her babies.
Sworn to never fall for him again, Holly is put to the test once more when a chance encounter reunites them. Secret Love is the second novel in the 4Ever series by Isabella White. After We Fell Anna Todd. Book 3 of the After series—newly revised and expanded, Anna Todd's After fanfiction racked up 1 billion reads online and captivated readers across the globe. Nothing is what she thought it was. Not her friends. Not her family. And rather than being understanding, he turns to sabotage. This cycle of jealousy, unpredictable anger, and forgiveness is exhausting. Love used to be enough to hold them together.
But if Tessa follows her heart now, will it be Provocative Lisa Renee Jones.
There are those moments in life that are provocative in their very existences, that embed in our minds forever, and sometimes our very souls. They change us, mold us, maybe even save save us. But some are darker, dangerous. If we allow them to, they control us. Seduce us. Quite possibly even destroy us. Provocative because I know at least one of her secrets, of which, I suspect she has many.
Provocative because she believes I was a stranger to her when we met, but I am not. Provocative because I sought her out, with no intention of touching her. But now I have. Now I want her. Now I have to have her. But that changes nothing. Plan B Jana Aston. Mistakes were made, okay? The moment I laid eyes on Kyle Kingston I knew he was a mistake.
A satisfying, toe curling, hair pulling, best night of my life mistake, but a mistake all the same. I didn't yet know his name, or who he was, but I knew he was a bad idea. I take comfort in that, because it means my instincts are still good. Too late, but it's something. Because, FYI, I'm pregnant … and did I mention my baby daddy is both heir to a retail empire and impossible to get ahold of? I do what any girl would. It was a halfway decent plan at the time, trust me. But it blows up in my face, disastrously so. You see, Kyle Kingston is all about representing the family values his family's retail empire was founded on.
At least in public. In private- well I'll tell you about that later. He proposes — a marriage of convenience. Convenient for everyone but me, because while I'm falling in love with my convenient husband, he's keeping a billion-dollar secret. From me. Sun, croissants and fine wine. Nothing can spoil the perfect holiday. Or can it? Their relationship needs a little TLC and Emmy is certain this holiday will do the trick. Rupert, the ailing guesthouse owner, is shell-shocked.
Feeling somewhat responsible, and rather generous after a bottle or so of wine, heartbroken Emmy offers to help. Thrust into the heart of the local community, Emmy suddenly finds herself surrounded by new friends. And with sizzling hot gardener Ryan and the infuriating if gorgeous accountant Alain providing welcome distractions, Nathan is fast becoming a distant memory. Fresh coffee and croissants for breakfast, feeding the hens in the warm evening light; Emmy starts to feel quite at home. I loved it. A wonderful, laugh out loud summer read.
One to share with friends and recommend to strangers. Had me snorting with laughter. The Runaway Children Sandy Taylor. An unforgettable journey of two evacuee sisters during the Second World War — and their determination to stay together, no matter what. As the sisters adjust to their new life in a close-knit Welsh village, they gradually find hope in the friendships they make.
Will they be reunited with the family they have missed for so many years? Or is there more heartache to come? A moving story of unconditional love, friendship and the fight for survival during a time of unimaginable change. This book is guaranteed to find a place in your heart. Well this book made me laugh one minute and bawl my eyes out the next. It was absolutely brilliant. Right from the first page I was glued to it and just didn't want to put it down.
Sandy Taylor is one amazing writer and the way she writes and describes the character really pulls you into the story. I can't recommend this book highly enough. It is simply amazing. I shed tears of happiness as well as sadness. This is one author who creates characters that will totally capture the readers hearts and I know that them and their story will remain with me for a very long time to come.
It has all the ingredients for a perfect read: fantastic, loveable and very real characters, an emotional and compelling storyline, and a brilliant setting in time and place. Twice Burned Emily Goodwin. I've been burned before. Once by love, twice by fire. And I don't know which hurt worse. For years, I've been playing with fire. Both in the sheets and in the streets. But after a life changing accident, something had to give.
Moving from Chicago to New York to live with my estranged brother is less than ideal, but it's only temporary. To make it through the next year without killing each other, I need to stick to a few simple rules: no dating, no drama, no getting in each other's business. Easy enough, right?
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Then I met her, and the rules went out the window. Problem is, he met her first. He wasn't meant to be on my radar, he was definitely the off-limits guy. My brother's best friend, my friend's ex, but most of all he was my boss. Hawk Carnage resembled one thing, and one thing only. He used it, he knew it, he lived it. Hawk owned the largest lingerie company in the world, and I was his leading lady. In business. But now business and friendship were about to be crossed. The lines blurred, and I was ready to dip my toes in the forbidden water.
Because no matter how much I said I could refrain from Hawk Carnage, now was not the time. And I was about to sink into that forbidden water, with Hawk's hands clutching my sides. Lord help me because I was about to enjoy every moment of it. Even if it was just for fun. Even if it would ruin everything. I was going to dive in head first. Breathless Helen Hardt. The Steels have a different idea. They ask Bryce to take an executive position complete with a profit share. The only catch is Marjorie. As the sins of his father continue to haunt him, Bryce learns the horrors of the past may not yet be buried.
Obsession Helen Hardt. Editorial Reviews "Helen has weaved a delicately balanced story of intrigue, secrets and passion, which practically melts the pages. An apt title to be sure, because everyone is obsessed. Dear Ms. Helen Hardt, I toss many profanities your way for making me wait. I need to know what the secrets are 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. 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…. Possession Helen Hardt. Meet Talon. Talon Steel. Helen exceeded every expectation I had for this book. It was heart pounding, heartbreaking, intense, full throttle genius. Helen Hardt has truly blown me away with this series. It is dark, emotional, intense, horrifying, and utterly beautiful all mixed together.
To that end, she continues her investigation of the Steels…and unknowingly attracts some dangerous foes from their shrouded history. Talon loves Jade deeply and longs to possess her forever, so he faces his worst fears and exposes his rawest wounds in an attempt to heal. Tank Erin Bevan. Abusers never stop. If anyone's familiar with this it's Tyler "Tank" Wilde. Tank moves to Black Widow, Texas, to join the Blue Guardians, a group that helps abused women and children.
He's intent on starting his life over, but a small piece of his past collides with his present when he runs into the local waitress, Annie Carter. Annie's the girl of his boyhood dreams, and Tank can't wait to get reacquainted with her. Only problem is, Annie's engaged. But what has Tank more troubled than the diamond on her finger is the bruise that graces her arm.
Tank is determined to offer Annie a safe haven, but she refuses. The last thing she wants to do is leave one man only to run into the arms of another. Was their past a prelude to their future? If there's anyone in the world Annie would pick to go into hiding with, it's the boy who once held her heart, but how can they hide from the monster who holds the town's law in his hands? Just Love Prescott Lane.
There's two sides to every love story. The how you fell in love, and the how you fell apart. This is ours. The cardinal rule of friendship is you don't mess with your friend's sister. That goes double when she's his little sister. It was just supposed to be fun. She wasn't supposed to end up being the love of my life. And I definitely wasn't supposed to break her heart. Ainsley is a wedding dress designer.
That should've been a warning that she's a hopeless romantic. That should've clued me in that she believes love conquers all. But there are some things that love can't fix. I'm one of them. She thinks love is the answer. But love is the reason I let her go. Outlander Diana Gabaldon. She has a husband in one century, and a lover in another In , Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon—when she innocently touches a boulder in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles.
Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an "outlander"—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of our Lord Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire's destiny in soon inextricably intertwined with Clan MacKenzie and the forbidden Castle Leoch. She is catapulted without warning into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life For here, James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a passion so fierce and a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire Dating Mr.
Right Lauren Blakely. Indulge in four delicious tales of true love! In Dating Mr. Lucky Suit I'm breaking up with set-ups. Turns out there's more to our meeting than I had thought, and when we discover what truly brought us together, all bets are off. A man needs to stay far away from falling into bed with his best friend. Then, she reveals something to me that just might lead me to revise all my rules on friends in bed Keep that four-letter word far away from me. But then a matchmaker friend insists she can pair me with the perfect man for me. Even when sparks fly and chemistry crackles from the first date, I refuse to believe this kind of insta-connection can be the real thing.
Even though for the first time it feels like it could be. Or is it just too good to be true? The Governess Game Tessa Dare. They need a loving home. The ladies of London have tried—and failed—to make him settle down. Somehow, Alexandra must reach his heart. The infamous rake Like any self-respecting libertine, Chase lives by one rule: no attachments. When a stubborn little governess tries to reform him, he decides to give her an education—in pleasure.
But Alexandra is more than he bargained for: clever, perceptive, passionate. She refuses to see him as a lost cause. After Ever Happy Anna Todd. The Mister E L James. London, Life has been easy for Maxim Trevelyan. Just who is Alessia Demachi? Can Maxim protect her from the malevolence that threatens her? From the heart of London through wild, rural Cornwall to the bleak, forbidding beauty of the Balkans, The Mister is a roller-coaster ride of danger and desire that leaves the reader breathless to the very last page.
Claim Me Hard Vanessa Vale. Hiding from a crazy ex-boyfriend, Hannah Winters is determined to keep her head down and her heart locked safely away. Burned out from practicing medicine and dealing with a controlling jerk, her interest in romance is at absolute zero One look at Cole and Declan and Hannah is going to have a very hard time keeping the ice around her heart from melting.
Declan grew up in Bridgewater, and his job as a police officer means he's got an instinct for trouble, and Hannah Winters stirs up all kind of feelings he can't fight. When his friend, Cole finds out about the sexy type-A woman with desire in her eyes but lies on her lips, he's just as determined to tame her and uncover her deepest fears—and desires. When her past catches up to her, it'll be Cole and Declan who convince her to stop running, from her past, and from the desire burning white hot between them. They're going to claim her, even if they have to do it the hard way Warning: Panty melting!
Claim Me Hard is book 2 in the wildly dirty series where two obsessed alpha cowboys meet their Type-A heroine. Seven Nights of Sin Kendall Ryan. He's the powerful CEO. I'm the know-it-all intern. Things went further than they should have, but I don't have any regrets. Well, maybe just one. I went and did the one thing he told me not to--fall in love with him. Now I have seven days to prove my trust and devotion. Turns out money is a powerful drug, but love is even more addictive.
Family bonds may keep them alive…but only love can give them something to live for. But years of doing black ops work burned her out so she returns home—to unexpected chaos. One of her brothers is in a coma and the other is in hiding, wanted for murder. Then a fellow operative from her past shows up shot and bleeding with news that an assassin is gunning for everyone involved with a past op. But it will come with a price… When Dylan Blackwood proposed a year ago, Evie turned him down flat and walked out of his life.
He always knew there was more to her than met the eye—that Evie was never simply the pampered society princess she wanted people to believe she was. But he never expected this. But his protection will come with a price—her heart. Warrior -- Book One The vicious attack Capt. Gabriel Huntley witnesses in a dark alley sparks a chain of events that will take him to the ends of the Earth and beyond--where what is real and what is imagined become terribly confused. And frankly, Huntley couldn't be more pleased. Intrigue, danger, and a beautiful woman in distress--just what he needs. Raised thousands of miles from England, Thalia Burgess is no typical Victorian lady.
A good thing, because a proper lady would have no hope of recovering the priceless magical artifact Thalia is after. Huntley's assistance might come in handy, though she has to keep him in the dark. But this distractingly handsome soldier isn't easy to deceive Scoundrel -- Book Two London Harcourt's father is bent on subjugating the world's magic to British rule.
But since London is a mere female, he hasn't bothered to tell her so. He's said only that he's leading a voyage to the Greek isles. No matter, after a smothering marriage and three years of straitlaced widowhood, London jumps at the opportunity--unfortunately, right into the arms of Bennett Day. Bennett is a ladies' man, when he's not dodging lethal attacks to protect the powers of the ancients from men like London's father. Sometimes, he's a ladies' man even when he is dodging them. But the minute he sees London he knows she will require his full attention.
The woman is lovely, brilliant, and the only known speaker of a dialect of ancient Greek that holds the key to calling down the wrath of the gods. Bennett will be risking his life again--but around London, what really worries him is the danger to his heart Rebel -- Book Three Nathan Lesperance is used to being different. He's the first Native attorney in Vancouver, and welcome neither with white society nor his sometime tribe. Not to mention the powerful wildness he's always felt inside him, too dangerous to set free.
Then he met Astrid Bramfield and saw his like within her piercing eyes. Now, unless she helps him through the harsh terrain and the harsher unknowns of his true abilities, it could very well get him killed Astrid has traveled this path before. Once she was a Blade of the Rose, protecting the world's magic from unscrupulous men, with her husband by her side. But she's loved and lost, and as a world-class frontierswoman, she knows all about survival.
Nathan's searing gaze and long, lean muscles mean nothing but trouble. Yet something has ignited a forgotten flame inside her: a burning need for adventure, for life--and perhaps even for love Stranger -- Book Four Gemma Murphy has a nose for a story--even if the boys in Chicago's newsrooms would rather focus on her chest. So when she runs into a handsome man of mystery discussing how to save the world from fancy-pants Brit conspirators, she's sensing a scoop. Especially when he mentions there's magic involved. Of course, getting him on the record would be easier if he hadn't caught her eavesdropping Catullus Graves knows what it's like to be shut out: his ancestors were slaves.
And he's a genius inventor with appropriately eccentric habits, so even people who love him find him a little odd. But after meeting a certain redheaded scribbler, he's thinking of other types of science. Inconvenient, given that he needs to focus on preventing the end of the world as we know it. But with Gemma's insatiable curiosity sparking Catullus's inventive impulses, they might set off something explosive anyway Second Nature Nora Roberts.
From 1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a classic story about love and adventure in the wilderness… For celebrity magazine reporter Lee Radcliffe getting an interview with the reclusive horror writer Hunter Brown has become a personal quest. Digging into private lives is her business, but now Hunter has turned the tables.
He will only give the interview if Lee agrees to go on a camping trip. Lee knows that it will take more than just good interviewing skills to get her an exclusive one-on-one. But after spending some time alone with the seductively mysterious author, Lee discovers the only thing she wants exclusively is Hunter. Originally published in The Wolf and the Sheep Penelope Sky.
Till death do us part. My father married me off to one of the most powerful men in Italy. Maverick DeVille. But I call him the wolf. He calls me his sheep. The arranged marriage was detested by us both, but we had to make sacrifices for the right reasons. He needed to avenge his mother and I needed protection from the mobs that want to torture me. He's not what I pictured for my husband. He's ruthless, calloused, and cold. His walls are higher than mine. He possesses cruelty that makes him feared. But it doesn't take long for me to respect him I rely on my husband more than anyone else in the world.
He provides for me, protects me, and chases away all my fears. He lets me graze in the meadow Because the wolf is always watching. I see monsters. And I kill the monsters that hunt my sheep. How lucky I am to be the sheep the wolf protects To Love a Duchess Karen Ranney. From New York Times Bestselling Author Karen Ranney comes the first book in a royally romantic and deeply emotional new series about taking risks and allowing the power to love satisfy the questions of the heart.
Undercover as a majordomo, spy Adam Drummond has infiltrated Marsley House with one purpose only—to plunder its mysteries and gather proof that the late Duke of Marsley was an unforgivable traitor to his country. At the same time, Adam is drawn to a more beguiling puzzle: the young and still-grieving duchess—a beauty with impenetrable secrets of her own. For Drummond, uncovering them without exposing his masquerade will require the most challenging and tender moves of his career.
That a servant can arouse such passion in her is too shocking for Suzanne Whitcomb, Duchess of Marsley, to consider. Sure Thing Jana Aston. I'm the only one? Just kidding, I would never. Not usually. But then I figured, why not? My entire life I've been good and it's gotten me nowhere. No job. No apartment. No boyfriend. I'm owed a little fun, aren't I? A reward for being good. Sure, a new pair of shoes would be more appropriate, but Mr. Sexy Stranger is more appealing. And when he speaks — in that British accent — it's a done deal.
Every American woman has a hot British guy fantasy. Well, most do. Like my one night stand…. Twisted Helen Hardt. Ryan Steel, his world recently upended by an earth-shattering secret, now faces yet another potential revelation surrounding the Steel family mystery. He no longer fully trusts his siblings or the woman he loves. Ruby Lee loves Ryan and desperately wants to help him. Surrender Helen Hardt.
A new threat has surfaced, and he finds himself trapped in a web of deceit and lies. Melanie loves Jonah but has yet to surrender completely to his needs. Meanwhile, a new friend uncovers more information and more questions. While the ghosts of Melanie's past still hover around her, she joins Jonah on his quest for answers. Together, they vow to find the truth. But the deeper they dig, the more danger they uncover Bad Things Emily Goodwin. They say it's better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all. No one wants to be a loser in the Game of Love.
Trust me, I know. With a lying fiancee and a canceled wedding, I've lost big time. And that loss turned me bitter, so hell bent on vengeance that I almost let it destroy everything. Determined never to go down that dark path again, I've sworn off romance. Work became my priority, my safe place, the one constant in my life that wouldn't tempt me.
Until I took on a project I normally wouldn't, and it introduced me to someone I never would have talked to before. No matter how hard I try, my professionalism slips away the more we work together, and I know it's a disaster in the making. Bad things happen when I open my guarded heart. But when I look at her, bad things are all I want to do. Samantha Jones works at Fletcher Security. She develops state-of-the-art surveillance drones, hacks computer networks, and makes life difficult for anyone on the wrong side of the law.
When she's asked to help Caleb Andrews complete a top-secret project, her IT skills aren't the only thing that will be tested to the limit. Each of Leeanna's series are linked so you can find out what happens to your favorite characters in other books. If you would like to know when Leeanna's next book is released, please visit leeannamorgan.
Happy reading! The only problem with them is that I hate coming to the end of one, and can't wait for the next good read. I love how she weaves the characters together, and draws you right into their lives. If you haven't discovered her, please do give her books a try. You won't be disappointed, except for not having found her sooner! I couldn't put it down. I purchased it today and finished it just now. Captivating story from beginning to end. Definitely a five star book. Shattered Helen Hardt. Editorial Reviews "Helen has given us a series with men that will not only Melt your heart, they will heat up your soul.
Helen has given us such a heartbreakingly beautiful series. Now that his busy grape harvest and winemaking season is over, he's happy to spend time with his family and help his brothers, Talon and Jonah, celebrate their impending nuptials. The Steels are taking a well-deserved break from the conspiracy surrounding them Detective Ruby Lee has been on her own since she was fifteen. When her past collides with the Steel family's mysteries, she's determined to find the truth.
She has her own issues, and she's not looking for a relationship, despite her all-consuming attraction to Ryan Steel. The gorgeous dark-haired man gets under her skin anyway Together they explore both of their histories, but those pasts could cost them a future. Her Deadly Secrets Laura Griffin. A young private investigator finds out the price of keeping deadly secrets when a vicious killer sets his sights on her in this pulse-pounding thriller from the USA TODAY and New York Times bestselling author of the Tracers series.
Twenty-four hours later, the police have no suspects but one thing is clear: a killer has Kira in his sights. Instead, she launches her own investigation, hoping to uncover the answers that have eluded the police. Dominik Sawyer Bennett. As the team owner of the Arizona Vengeance, Dominik Carlson enjoys his bachelor lifestyle. Willow Monahan is fierce, independent, and has no interest in settling down. Not with one man, not in one place. But the more she eludes the dark and handsome billionaire, the more he wants her.
Unraveled Helen Hardt. To complicate matters, new threats arise with the arrival of two startling figures from their pasts. As they race against time to find answers, unexpected forces pull them apart. Ryan's brothers, Talon and Jonah, rally to help, wanting to end the struggle and finally bring the last perpetrators to justice. But another riddle surfaces, deepening the rift between Ruby and Ryan.
Will they salvage their relationship and finally unravel the mysteries surrounding them? Matched and Mated Grace Goodwin. One woman. Two warriors.
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Two worlds. How will she choose? Miranda Doyle has spent months in the arms of a mysterious Trion doctor. His hands are skilled at more than just healing, but their casual "friends with benefits" arrangement isn't enough for her. She wants it all, and the Interstellar Brides Program guarantees her not just a mate, but a perfect match. Doctor Valck Brax is in love with Miranda, a human female who surrenders to his touch so beautifully. Finally ready to claim her forever, he resigns and returns to her with mating adornments in hand.
But he's too late. Miranda is gone, half a universe away and in the arms of a fierce Prillon warrior. Captain Trist Treval of Battlegroup Zakar is a cold and cunning fighter. Infamous for his unforgiving nature and calculating ways, war has been his life.
Now, with three little words, "you've been matched," everything changes. He'll destroy anything and everyone who tries to take his beautiful new mate from him, including the foolish doctor from Trion who arrives on the battleship claiming she belongs to him. She's been matched, but who will she choose as her mate? After living in foster care most of her life, Leah gets desperate and decides to take a chance and visit her mother, to see if the woman who gave her up has changed. Or is it?
Five men now own her. Five very strong, scary, sexy, ink-covered men can do whatever they want with her. Leah finds her place with them, cooking and cleaning. Surrounded by pure lust, Leah has never been with a man, and now, she wants five of them. Can it work out?
Can they share? Is there a way all six of them can have a family and be happy? Melt Helen Hardt. Editorial Reviews "The chemistry in Melt is explosive! Hardt has continued to weave her web in this installment, and the results are every bit as good…or perhaps better…than what we have seen so far. With every answer, there is another question. That is definitely a proper name for this book. Not only did I melt many times while reading it, I also went up in flames. As the oldest of his siblings, he was charged by his father to protect them.
He failed in the worst way. Melanie Carmichael has her own baggage. As Melanie and Jonah attempt to work through their issues together, desperately trying to ignore the desire brewing between them, ghosts from both their pasts surface…and danger draws near. Battle Scars Emily Goodwin. They say time heals all wounds, but sometimes it does just the opposite. The pain festers, seeping deep into your heart. By the time you've realized what happened, it's too late and you're left with a scar that will never go away. I've spent the last year hiding my scars, running from the man who gave them to me.
What I thought was love turned out to be a nightmare that won't end, even though I forced myself awake. Love isn't real. Love only leads to heartache. And then I met him, the epitome of tall, dark and handsome. Throw in some sexy confidence and a panty-melting grin, and you have the recipe for a broken heart. Only, my heart is becoming full again, being put back together piece by piece the more time we spend together. I've been down this road before and know it'll end in two ways: we'll ride off in the sunset together and live happily ever after, or we'll crash and burn so hard neither will survive the wreckage.
I want to be hopeful, but history is damned to repeat itself. And I have the scars to prove it. Luck of the Devil Meghan March. My poker face has always been my greatest asset, along with my grit and determination. I was beholden to no one. Asked permission for nothing. Then Jericho Forge took my life by storm. Now, all I have to do is survive the high-stakes game my life has become—with my heart intact. But not falling in love with Forge will take the luck of the devil. All three books in the Forge Trilogy are available now!
Jericho Forge has once again upstaged and absolutely obliterated all anti-heroes that came before him! India and Jericho are a force to be reckoned with! This book is fabulously sexy and explosive with the twists and addictive storyline! Endless Love Isabella White. Death comes to us all, but true love conquers all? For once, Holly Scallanger has it all.
Now her Now her future seems brighter than ever before. She's training at the best hospital in Zurich, she shares a love with the man of her dreams—the type of love most women only ever dream of—and her little girl has everything her heart desires. But fate has other plans. Broken Silence Natasha Preston. It has been four years since Oakley, her mum, and brother fled to Australia. With the trials looming, she makes the decision to return to England. Oakley is desperate for closure so she can put the past behind her and move on with her life.
How will she cope when she comes face to face with the two people that hurt her the most, and the one person that she hurt the most? Her love for Cole never faded, but how will he react to her return after so long? Will they be able to put everything behind them in order to have a happy ending? Captive Angel Cyndi McKay. Captured in a time not her own. For modern day Gabrielle Ross, a college student and fencing enthusiast, the unexpected happens—a mysterious fog transports her back to the year Suddenly she finds herself aboard a sailing vessel where sea battles and sword fights make it far easier to die than to live.
Branded a stowaway and a spy, she is forced to pick up a sword to defend herself. While being interrogated by a take-no-prisoners English sea captain, Gabrielle must fight for her independence in a time when women have none. While doing his part for "king and country" aboard the HMS Seawraith, Captain Sinclair has earned a reputation for courage and daring.
Though unsure if Gabrielle is friend or foe, Damion is drawn to the spirited beauty in ways he cannot deny. As he becomes increasingly intrigued by her unusual mannerisms, the defiant tilt to her chin and thunderous flash to her gray eyes, he begins to unravel her secrets. Damion embarks on a skilled seduction that not only places Gabrielle in his bed—but in his heart as well. Heart of the Devil Meghan March. In this final volume, ruthless billionaire Jericho Forge faces his toughest challenge.
It started as a game. She was nothing but my pawn. But I was quick to see the error in my ways, and now she is everything I never knew I needed. The value of a woman like India Baptiste is beyond measure. But the problem with being a man like me? I'll do whatever I have to do. Drop to my knees and offer her the only thing I have left. Heart of the Devil is the third book in the Forge Trilogy and should be read after Deal with the Devil book 1 and Luck of the Devil book 2.
All three books are available now! When literature student Anastasia Steele is drafted to interview the successful young entrepreneur Christian Grey for her campus magazine, she finds him attractive, enigmatic and intimidating. Convinced their meeting went badly, she tries to put Grey out of her mind - until he happens to turn up at the out-of-town hardware store where she works part-time.
Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever. Their Reckless Bride Vanessa Vale. The safest place for an outlaw to be is in the arms of the sheriff. Grace grew up in a family of outlaws, wild and reckless. The sheriff's intent on justice, but one look at the gun toting, pants wearing woman and he knows she'll belong to him. To Charlie, too, for the men at Bridgewater claim, and tame, their bride together. But can they? Do they really know the woman they've wed? While they might strip her bare, she's still hiding plenty of secrets The Unhoneymooners Christina Lauren.
For two sworn enemies, anything can happen during the Hawaiian trip of a lifetime—maybe even love—in this romantic comedy from the New York Times bestselling authors of Roomies. Olive Torres is used to being the unlucky twin: from inexplicable mishaps to a recent layoff, her life seems to be almost comically jinxed. By contrast, her sister Ami is an eternal champion. Unfortunately for Olive, the only thing worse than constant bad luck is having to spend the wedding day with the best man and her nemesis , Ethan Thomas.
Agreeing to a temporary truce, the pair head for Maui. After all, ten days of bliss is worth having to assume the role of loving newlyweds, right? But the weird thing is. In fact, the more she pretends to be the luckiest woman alive, the more it feels like she might be. Burn Helen Hardt. My wonderful editor Lorna Fergusson taught me this. With my novels, I now pay someone else to proofread. If you find proofreading a bit tedious, work on it for 20 — 40 minutes at a time. This tip works for any slightly tedious yet focus-demanding task…. While I cringe at the thought of this one, I know that reading out loud is a brilliant way to make mistakes leap out from the page.
You might do this during the editing phase, too. If it seems like a colossal waste of time, you could always record yourself reading and create an audio version of your project. I hope they help you to turn your first draft into a finished masterpiece! The Aliventures newsletter includes a short article on writing, and comes to your inbox every week.
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I used to do this with Lulu and print out each successive draft — though now I just transfer the whole manuscript onto my Kindle. You can do mind map type work on paper. Or, download The Brain the free version. It is easy to learn and use, and the freebie is quite powerful. Or, just amke a list in Word. Get crazy, hve fun, eliminate the totally crazies later. Thanks Bill! Great post!! Oh my poor hard drive! Beautifully said. I guess it would be the feeling of a doula or mid-wife who has been with the mother through the entire pregnancy.
Loved this post! Deadlines work for a lot of people, especially if you thrive on the adrenaline rush. This is great advice. Thank you! Jason B. Book Review: True Reason. Great post! You already know I was looking out for this exact post! Thank you for this post and for these nine tips.
Quite helpful. I find I do all three of the above — rewriting, editing and proof-reading. Something that happens automatically. I go through my posts times, and surely not on the same day I write the draft. Should we instead keep only one goal in our mind and read our draft, then have another goal, read the post again and move on to the third goal? For example, reading once for typos, reading again for short paragraphs, reading again for sentence structure, reading again for understanding, etc.
But, when I started reading and editing, looking for extra words and needless sentences, I was easily able to cut even some paragraphs. Is this the correct way? But, I never read them out loud. Reading on paper: I used to find a lot many typos and mistakes when printing out my resume, many years ago. Just thinking, could I edit this long comment and cut out some paragraphs? Thanks Raspal! Drafting by hand is a great idea … I used to many years ago, but have now got used to doing first drafts straight onto the computer. Nice post, Ali! Editing is a long process. People are always in a hurry, but this could overwhelm you.
Hi Ali. Been a long time lurker on your blog. Love your emails. Loved your book. And your blog is me to a tee. Hello world!
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This is a tricky issue and doubly so when the person offering feedback is your partner. I would suggest that, if you can, you find an extra person or two to read and comment. If they AND your wife are making similar suggestions for changes, then they may well have a point. A fair number of writers I know work on a rule of thumb of changing things if two or more beta readers agree.
Thanks Ali, tip on reading script ALOUD was very valuable…trouble was I became so engaged with how I sounded that my editorial function was invalidated…still, I am enjoying the process, unusually! All the best, Catherine. Secondly, proofreading in chunks could be a huge help.