Once Burned

onceburnedOnce burned

ATF agent Jake Wescott goes undercover in his Maine hometown of Dragon Harbor to find the local connection to Mexican drug-and-arms cartel El Aguila’s New England operation. Who would suspect a local son living on a boat and fixing up his grandmother’s house? On his own time, he can’t resist digging into the old fire that killed his girlfriend. What he finds makes him suspect the cause wasn’t accidental but arson.

Twice shy

Lani Cameron’s return to Maine throws her into a tinderbox of danger. She has no memory of the fire that killed her twin sister and scarred her, inside and out. When she learns Jake is investigating the cause of the fire, she wants in. She couldn’t save her twin but maybe she can dispel the guilt and nightmares by finding the truth. Seeing Jake again revives attraction she kept hidden, but who does he see when he touches her, Lani or her twin?

And into the fire

Because of his girlfriend’s death and that of a colleague, Jake doesn’t trust himself to protect anyone, especially Lani, as daring and determined as she is sexy. He fears she’ll become a target, but he needs her lost memories of that night. When the arsonist tries to kill her, Jake becomes her reluctant protector. Their shared past and the search bind them together, and intimacy ignites passion. As they uncover secrets, they face danger more explosive than they’d feared.

99 Cent Bargain from December 21 – 25, 2014

Semper Mine

sempermineA STANDALONE novel in the Sons of War contemporary military romance series. The Sons of War series continues in “Soldier Mine,” releasing January 6, 2015.

“A freak accident landed both of the Khavalov twins under my command, just before a routine mission turned into a nightmare. I brought home one twin in a coffin and the other in a coma missing his leg. I did everything right – and still people died. I can’t forget that night or how many lives it changed, including mine.

It’s natural for their sister, Katya, to blame me. I made one decision in the middle of a firefight, and it shattered her sheltered world. I’m the ice to her fire, and when we first meet, it’s not pretty. I don’t fear war or death, and I am definitely not going to let a beautiful woman with a quick temper and broken heart scare me off, either. I know she’s hurting, and I’m determined to make sure she’s okay. It’s the least I can do for the twins.

I may have failed them that night, but I won’t fail her. What I’m not counting on: the feelings she ignites within me.” – Captain Sawyer Mathis

99 Cent Bargain from December 21, 2014 to January 20, 2015

 

Highlander’s Hope

highlandershopeNot a day has gone by that Ewan McTavish, the Viscount Sethwick, hasn’t dreamed of the beauty he danced with two years ago. He’s determined to win her heart and make her his own. Heiress Yvette Stapleton is certain of one thing; marriage is risky and, therefore, to be avoided. At first, she doesn’t recognize the dangerously handsome man who rescues her from assailants on London’s docks, but Lord Sethwick’s passionate kisses soon have her reconsidering her cynical views on matrimony. On a mission to stop a War Office traitor, Ewan draws Yvette into deadly international intrigue. To protect her, he exploits Scottish law, declaring her his lawful wife-without benefit of a ceremony. Yvette is furious upon discovering the irregular marriage is legally binding, though she never said, “I do.”

99 Cent Bargain from December 20 – 26, 2014

Easy as One Two Three (Emma Frost Book 7)

easyas123Mads and Signe are very young when they get married. They are ready to take on the world starting with their honeymoon to Egypt. Two years later, Mads is in a coma and Signe has vanished from the face of the earth.

Meanwhile, Emma Frost is looking for her daughter whom the police believe is guilty of the hit and run that left Mads Schou brain dead. But was it really an accident, or is there more to the story than they first thought? Emma believes so, but can’t convince the police. To help her, Emma receives help from a couple many of Willow Rose’s readers will recognize.

Easy as One Two Three is a spine-chilling Scandinavian mystery not for the faint of heart. It is the seventh in Willow Rose’s International Bestselling Emma Frost-series.

99 Cent Bargain eBook from December 20 – 26, 2014

Serenity’s Song

lynnlandesThe Saints of the world are being hunted, betrayed by the Guardians who were sworn to protect them. Once every five hundred years a new Saint is chosen and gifted with tremendous power. After five hundred years of waiting Ayva intends for that power to be hers! No one will stop her this time. Not Michael, the son of the Saint, and certainly not some human girl.

In another world, Serenity is a singer whose dreams are about to come true, but a chance encounter with a little boy forever changes her destiny. After Serenity is injured protecting Michael’s son, Michael does the one thing he knows he shouldn’t do, he brings her home.

Serenity awakens to a world of magic, desire and danger. Legend tells of a time when the guardians will fall. A Queen will be chosen, gifted with power potent enough to protect both worlds. Her role is to ensure the safety of Michael’s family until a new Saint is chosen.

Is Serenity strong enough to return peace to Christmas?

99 Cent Bargain from December 9 – January 9, 2015

Spy for a Dead Empire

spydeadempireAELFA, THE GRAND CAPITAL of the once mighty Aelfan Empire, has fallen. Barbarian leaders now inhabit her buildings and attempt to ape her customs. Meanwhile, war parties and nomadic tribes still harass her broken legions across the shattered remains of her once rich lands. All that stands against them now is the city of Zyren, the last bastion of Aelfan rule.

But at least one man in the captured city stands with Zyren, too. Grant Scotland, a man leading a double life because his own had been taken away from him by the very people he served. An unwilling recruit into the business of clandestine missions and deceit, he searches for anything real to cling to as the world around him devolves into insanity. And when an old friend shows up asking Grant to help save his family by delivering a mysterious book to a shadowy figure, Grant’s two lives collide and he is thrust into an even stranger world than he had known; one where ancient magic is wielded by deadly players who compete against one another for a prize greater than simply the rotting carcass of a dead empire.

99 Cent Bargain from December 19 – 24, 2014

A Sliver of Sun

sliversunEver since Mama and Ben got married, 10-year-old Piper Lee’s new family is like a crisp hardback book, stiff and hard to crack open. Piper Lee never gets to be alone with Mama anymore, her annoying stepsister Ginger is always right there wherever she goes, and she knows she’s ruined any chance that Ben will scoop her up and make her laugh like he does with Ginger, even though she secretly wishes he would.

So when Mama announces she’s pregnant with Ben’s baby, Piper Lee is outraged. Not only will she have to share Mama with yet another person, but she’s also going to be the only kid in the family not related to Ben. Before the baby arrives, Piper Lee will need to show Ben she’s worth liking, maybe even worth loving, otherwise she’ll be an outsider in Mama and Ben’s new family … maybe forever.

By the award-winning author of A SMIDGEN OF SKY (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, an IndieBound Fall 2012 ABC New Voices Pick) and A MILLION WAYS HOME, A SLIVER OF SUN is the hilarious, warm-hearted, and piercingly honest story of a brand-new family and the misunderstandings, betrayals, and triumphs that will either knit them together or rip them apart.

99 Cent Bargain from December 19 – 26, 2014

A Day of Fire: a novel of Pompeii

dayoffirePompeii was a lively resort flourishing in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius at the height of the Roman Empire. When Vesuvius erupted in an explosion of flame and ash, the entire town would be destroyed. Some of its citizens died in the chaos, some escaped the mountain’s wrath . . . and these are their stories:

A boy loses his innocence in Pompeii’s flourishing streets.
An heiress dreads her wedding day, not knowing it will be swallowed by fire.
An ex-legionary stakes his entire future on a gladiator bout destined never to be finished.
A crippled senator welcomes death, until a tomboy on horseback comes to his rescue.
A young mother faces an impossible choice for her unborn child as the ash falls.
A priestess and a whore seek redemption and resurrection as the town is buried.

Six authors bring to life overlapping stories of patricians and slaves, warriors and politicians, villains and heroes who cross each others’ path during Pompeii’s fiery end. But who will escape, and who will be buried for eternity?

99 Cent Bargain from December 18 – 25, 2014

A Forgotten Man

forgottenmanFor readers of the classic “The Grapes of Wrath,” comes a powerful novel about an American family struggling through the economic hardships of our time.

A Forgotten Man is an emotional tale of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless. It’s a story of one father’s heroic struggle to provide for his family, of one mother’s heartbreaking sacrifices, and the tragic unraveling of a young girl’s once-promising future. The novel captures the unseen impact of the Great Recession on American families and explores the changing relationships between citizens and their government.

The novel follows the Bosarge family – Jack, Donita, and their three-year-old daughter Julia – after environmental regulations force a small town seafood company to close, costing Jack his job and sending his family deeply into debt. As Jack fails to find employment, Donita loses hope and their way of life begins to crumble beneath a society that has forgotten about working class men and women.

Out of their trials and repeated attempts to recover unfolds a sad tale of injustice, hardship, and desperation. Packed with meaning yet plainspoken, A Forgotten Man shows what it’s like to be broken, alone, and forgotten in modern America.

99 Cent Bargain from December 18, 2014 to January 1, 2015

Alexandrian Saga (Books 1-3)

alexandrianFires of Alexandria (Book One)

The greatest mystery of the ancient world remains the identity of who set fire to the Great Library in Alexandria.  One hundred years later, Heron of Alexandria-the city’s most renown inventor and creator of Temple miracles-receives coin from a mysterious patron to investigate the crime. Desperate to be free of the debts incurred by her twin brother, she accepts and sets in motion a chain of events that will shake the Roman Empire and change the course of history forever.

Heirs of Alexandria (Book Two)

For 300 years it was believed Alexander the Great had no heir.  The Roman armada descends on Alexandria. Friends flee, allies bicker, and foes multiply in the night. The fragile city-state teeters on the brink of annihilation. As the naval blockade looms and palace intrigue thickens, Heron must find the heir of Alexander the Great or nothing will stop the Romans from overrunning the wondrous city.

Legacy of Alexandria (Book Three)

The secrets of the pyramids have been lost for two thousand years.  While Agog courts the Parthians, Heron plans to build the largest pyramid the world has ever seen to fulfill Alexander the Great’s legacy. As Parthia’s demands grow increasingly arduous, Heron’s endeavors unleash hidden forces determined to destroy the fledgling pyramid and isolate the fragile city-state from gathering allies against Rome.

99 Cent Bargain from December 18 – 23, 2014