Kresley Studying abroad was my chance to gain independence away from my privileged life in California. But, when there’s a kidnapping attempt on my life, I’m forced to return home to finish college. I just never expected to get stuck with a pompous, know-it-all bodyguard who watches my every move with nothing but disdain. One whose good looks don’t soften the cold, impenetrable wall he wears like armor. Tristan I pride myself on being a professional and taking my job as a bodyguard seriously. But, nothing could prepare me for the high maintenance, rich girl I’m hired to protect. She’s got a smart mouth, is hell-bent on pushing my buttons, and doesn’t take the threats against her seriously. And despite the nightmares that plague her dreams, or the fact that I’m the only one who knows about them, I’m not there to befriend her. I’m there to protect her…no matter how much she intrigues me. Jabs will be exchanged, glares will become the norm, jealousy will rear its ugly head, and sparks...well those damn things will inevitably fly. But will it all come with a dangerous price?
Inspiration, faith, humor, encouragement, and don't quit regardless of what it look or feel like! Forwards: Most times we are only told of the victorious outcomes and celebrations of the precious faith journey. When we run into obstacles, some believe they have missed God and may even give up. The victory is secured in moving forward and trusting God despite what we feel or see. I find the treasure in trusting the Word of God regardless of the obstacles we face. In this Memoir, the author has taken the time to explain the details of her faith journey. She has been very courageous to share some of her personal experiences. She honestly shares many obstacles she has overcome through prayer and endurance. This true account of the author’s faith journey is very insightful and helpful to the reader. This Memoir helps us take a deeper look and gain a greater understanding of the process of walking by faith. This Memoir will be valuable to the individual facing obstacles to let them know the obstacles are not there to stop us but to be overcome. This Memoir written from the heart by my friend will cause you to cry at times and to laugh at times, but the message is real. Enjoy!-Trina K. Hazley, Pastor of Wings of Victory Church The journey: it takes faith, focus, tenacity and a heart sensitive to the voice of God to stay the journey; When God calls you to write the truth. This Memoir presents a lot of life lessons that reveal the challenges we face when it comes to walking by faith. It was very refreshing to see the author bare her soul without the intent of hiding her emotions. This bravery displays transparency that will allow the reader to see the challenges we face in pursuing our God-given dreams. One thing is for sure, the faith to endure has been revealed in this Memoir. Throughout this Memoir, you see a continuous struggle to persevere despite hardships. This approach will allow the reader to gain confidence and not to give up on their God-given dreams. So, enjoy and be encouraged as I was and keep the Faith!-
Leah I didn’t belong in their world, but I made a good show of pretending I did. Mother and Father expected it. All I wanted to do was get a cosy cottage in the suburbs and live with my million cats. What I got instead was suitor after suitor paraded in front of me and the threat of a looming engagement. So, what else was a girl to do? After bumping into Mrs Fortescue’s ‘companion’ one too many times, I decided he’d do. Mother and Father wanted an engagement? They’d get one. Except I’d be the one having the last laugh because Patrick is the total opposite of what my parents want in a son-in-law – his nickname is Hawk for goodness’ sake – and I have no obligations to him in any department. But of course, the best laid plans make fools of us all and it’s not long before I want him to hold me accountable only to him in EVERY department. There’s just the small problem of him being completely unsuitable and without any inclination to settle down. If there’s one thing I know about men, it’s that it takes a remarkable woman to tame them. I know I’m a remarkable woman. I only hope it’s not too late for this lady to tame her hawk. Patrick If there’s one thing that makes a guy reconsider his womanising ways, it’s seeing his best mate and his little sister settle down. If there’s another, it’s a gorgeous woman in a stunning red dress. But she’s a part of a world I can only pretend to fit into and she’s a damned lady – elegant and sophisticated – and she’s totally off-limits to a grunt like me. Every time we meet, there’s a look in her eyes that suggests she’s far less sophisticated than she’d have me believe. And it’s not long before this hawk is close to begging to relinquish his freedom, even just for one night. So, how could I say no when she needed my help? I was expertly qualified to serve, and if I got to be myself for once that was just icing. But the more time I spend with her, the more I want to be around her. The more it feels less like a job and more like something real. There’s just the small problem of her being an heiress with obligations that don’t include me and the job will only last so long. I don’t know a lot about ladies, despite my remarkable ability to play a part. All I know is there’s always more underneath the mask, and there’s only one lady who can tame this hawk.
Commanding billionaire Everett Calhoun reveals his sexy dark side to his girl-next-door best friend in this smoking hot second installment of the Billion $ Bastards trilogy! I was born bad. Maintaining tight control—in business and in the bedroom—is the only way to keep my darkness in check. So when my girl-next-door best friend, Freya, comes to me for a sexual favor, I don’t see the harm in giving her what she needs. After all, I’ve always kept her firmly in the friend zone. But after showing her that there’s nothing wrong with her ability to orgasm, it’s all I can do to walk away. Unleashing my inner beast on the person who matters most to me is not an option. But she wants me… Is she prepared to follow my every command? To submit to my will and let me take her to the ultimate heights of pleasure? Getting Freya on her knees should make me feel like the monster I am, but being with her leaves me more vulnerable, more human, than ever. I need to reclaim the friendship we had before I lose control completely, or will she have me on my knees…? Harlequin DARE publishes sexy romances featuring powerful alpha heroes and bold, fearless heroines exploring their deepest fantasies. Four new Harlequin DARE titles are available each month, wherever ebooks are sold!
Love First Lessons or The Bear and the Nightingale? Try both books of this award-winning epic fantasy adventure in one omnibus edition! “A bold beginning to a series that explores gender, empathy, and the frozen north”--Kirkus “A riveting saga”—Midwest Book Review Women rule in Zem’. Krasnoslava Tsarinovna is the second-most powerful woman in Zem’. Unfortunately, she doesn’t have a lot of power. Krasnoslava (Slava to her friends, if she had any) is the younger sister to the Empress of Zem’. She lives in luxury in her sister’s kremlin, eats at her sister’s rich feasts, and sits on her sister’s council. She has everything any woman could want—except respect. Instead, she is the bearer of her family’s double-edged gifts of clairvoyance and empathy. Knowing what other people feel about you is difficult at the best of times. In the Imperial court, it’s torture. When an adventurer comes asking for Imperial support to explore the Midnight Land, the far North where the sun never rises all winter, Slava is so desperate to leave the kremlin that she asks to come with her. To her surprise, her request is granted. Slava’s journey is supposed to take her to the very edge of Zem’ and the Known World, and maybe help her learn more about her gifts. But as she travels North, she finds herself drawn into the center of a plot that could bring down her family. Slava would do anything to protect her family—except what the gods call upon her to do. Everyone has always considered Slava a coward. Will she learn to become a hero in order to save the people she loves?
Charlie Dixon never had it easy. Growing up in a loveless home, she always yearned for love. She gave the saying “looking for love in all the wrong places” its meaning. Failed relationship after failed relationship lead Charlie to give up on love. That is, until someone special crashes into her life—literally. Charlie never expected to find love, but when she starts falling, her loyalties and mounting lies threaten to destroy her last chance. Will Charlie fight to finally be happy, or will the odds stay stacked against her? Emerson Dayle is finally coming into her own as a career woman. After a devastating divorce from her childhood love, Mason, Emerson has to pick up the pieces of her shattered life one shard at a time. With a newfound love of self, she swears off the days of sacrificing herself for the sake of a husband. As a new entrepreneur and wildly successful internet influencer, Emerson feels like she’s finally made it. But when a secret from her past and a new betrayal threaten everything she has worked for, her life quickly changes. Can Emerson keep all her scandals out of the limelight, or will everything she’s worked for fall apart right before her eyes? Mikayla King has a secret, and it’s big enough to bring her entire life crashing down. Her children, Kai and Zuri, are the only people keeping Mikayla grounded, until her relationship with her children is threatened too. Mikayla would rather continue suffering mental and physical abuse at the hands of her husband than go back to being poor and subject her children to the life she lived as a child. However, when Mikayla’s deepest secret is revealed, life as she knows it crumbles to pieces. It is not long before she turns to substances to ease her pain, just like her mother did. Can Mikayla overcome her demons to save her children, or will she see her worst fear realized and lose them?
Every good teacher strives to be a great teacher - and this must-have book shows you how! It's filled with practical tips and strategies for connecting with your students in a meaningful and powerful way. Learn how to improve student learning with easy-to-implement daily activities designed to integrate seamlessly into any day of the school year. This is a readable, hands-on guide for both new and seasoned teachers - complete with "20-Day Reality Checks" so you can reflect on your progress and identify areas for improvement.
Dasha is a gift. Only she’s not very gifted. Both books in the awarding-winning Breathing Sea mini-series in one omnibus edition! Dasha was born at the behest of the gods, her mother’s pledge between the world of women and the world of spirits. The Krasnograd kremlin looks to her to rule with fire, steel, and magic, just as her Imperial foremothers did. Instead, she’s shy, retiring, and the least magically talented girl her tutors have ever seen. Now that she’s almost a woman grown, she needs to learn to harness her gifts, but all she can do is have fits and useless visions. When her father offers to take her on her first journey away from Krasnograd, Dasha jumps at the chance to see her native land. But their journey quickly turns into more than a mere pleasure trip. The wide world is more dangerous than Dasha had imagined, and her rapidly growing gifts may be the most dangerous thing in it. But Dasha is not the only danger in Zem’. War is raging on its borders, and threatens to spill into Zem’ itself. No matter which side Dasha’s people choose, they may not be able to keep their freedom and their way of life. Dasha may hold the key to protecting Zem’—but she may have to lose herself in order to save her people. If you loved First Lessons or The Bear and the Nightingale, try this epic fantasy saga set in a magical Russian world where trees walk, animals talk, and women rule. With discussion questions at the end.
Jill navigates her way through life creating her own stories to explain unspoken tragedies and difficult situations that no one will give her explanations for. She lives in her own world, trapped inside a story that cuts her off not only from everyone else, but also from the wall that separates her feelings and thoughts from herself. Her Mother’s life is interwoven with Jill’s at times when they did not know each other yet overlapped briefly until tragedy separated them. Jill find’s something that changes everything, a suitcase in the rafters of her Grandmother’s garage, covered in layers of dust. In it, she finds the answers to everything, sitting there all along. Suddenly the gap that was missing all those years is filled in and Jill doesn’t know if it’s too late. All the lies, the stories that her childhood was based on to help her make sense and that provided the foundation for her life are uprooted and dried to dust. She feels like a chunk of her life has been handed back to her. It all makes sense. What no one would tell her before suddenly she knows more about than anyone else.
Life wasn’t all that great when you were dead. Piper was the head baker of Secret Confections in the scorching hot small Texas town of Babylon. Or...at least she was until she died. Struck by one of her own out of control cupcake trucks, Piper’s soul left her body and managed to somehow find its way into Purgatory. Turned out, the waiting room for Heaven and Hell was a small, invisible town in Texas. Just her luck. She’d always wanted to leave Texas and ended up being stuck there for the rest of her afterlife. But things weren’t all bad. She has a new bakery and new semi-kind of life. Until a guy rushes into her shop and dies right on top of her brand new ceramic floor. Which might not have been that bad until he uttered the one word that was instant death to the livelihood of a baker with a brand new business. Poison.
Leroy, Lydia's self centered domineering husband is found dead across the room from the unconscious Lydia. Quiet, soft speaking, mild mannered Lydia is later charged with his murder. She was raised by a great aunt in the small town of Windfield. She and her aunt were charitable people and were loved by the community. She had degrees in mechanical engineering and interior design and loved to design window displays for the town merchants. However, she found it more and more difficult to continue her career after marring Leroy, a farmer.
This is book 2 of the Evelina series. Things get even hot. Raised stakes and a matter of life or death. Mankind’s existence rest on the shoulders of one woman. The Omega. The first woman has become the last woman. The only true seal. What if it was all planned before this world was created? To save all humanity, mankind must find the only true key; the Omega. On the other hand, to restore the lost kingdom of darkness, the devil must find the most wanted catalyst; The Omega. When everyone’s fate is in your hands what are the risks to yourself? It is a dash against time as total obliteration of the losing team is imminent and inevitable. It is a story of courage, steadfast and honor in the face of death. When loyalty is tested to breaking points. When the person you are to protect is the same person you must kill to save humanity from extinction? Some choices are meant for gods as humans are too weak and unequipped to handle such traumatic experiences. One man’s quest to solve God’s Dilemma, but at what cost? One lady’s quest to clear her name and enjoy life like every woman out there, but with what is at stake will the evil regime turn a blind eye?And at what expense?On the edge of the seat from the word go. A MUST READ.