A Look Into “The Third Eye of Leah Leeds” // Guest Post by Christopher Carrolli

"The Third Eye of Leah Leeds" by Christopher Carrolli

“The Third Eye of Leah Leeds” by Christopher Carrolli

A Look Into “The Third Eye of Leah Leeds”

By

Christopher Carrolli

 

In the third book of my series, The Paranormal Investigator, Leah Leeds returns to Cedar Manor for the first time in sixteen years. If you’ve read “Pipeline,” you may remember that Leah detailed the story of her childhood in Cedar Manor to the book’s main character, Tracy Kimball. It had always been my intention for that brief snippet of Leah’s history to become the basis of a future installment in the series, one that not only told the story of the house on Cedar Drive, but of Leah’s psychic gift known as third eye. And so on November 27, Melange Books released “The Third Eye of Leah Leeds: The Paranormal Investigator—Book Three.”

"Pipeline" by Christopher Carrolli

“Pipeline” by Christopher Carrolli

Throughout the series, I have tried to incorporate some larger and overall esoteric point in each book. In “Pipeline,” I saw that point as dealing with the final, fateful results when warnings go unheeded and time runs out, and the realization that time is a critical aspect of fate. In the second book, “The Listener,” I wanted to illustrate the light at the end of the tunnel that I believe ultimately exists, and the fact that everything that is hidden will eventually come to such light. So now I’ve arrived at the third book, which is about facing one’s demons, figuratively, and of course, literally.

What would any paranormal novel be without ghosts, poltergeists, and yes, demons? But keep in mind, Leah will not be entering the house alone; neither will the team for that matter. As with each new book, the time and the need for new characters arrive, and “Third Eye” is no different.

This time readers will meet Paul Leeds, Leah’s father, who remains adamant that his daughter not return to Cedar Manor—ever again. Paul remembers the family’s early history in the house through flashbacks, so I’ve written past episodes from not only Leah’s recollection, but from Paul’s as well. This brought out the child’s point of view, as well as the adult’s.

"The Listener" by Christopher Carrolli

“The Listener” by Christopher Carrolli

In “Pipeline,” it’s mentioned that in her teens, Leah had written and published a memoir for the society regarding her experiences in Cedar Manor. In “Third Eye,” the reader will get to read chapters from that memoir as each character is reading them. “Cedar Manor: The Leah Leeds Memoir,” or the book inside the book as it’s often called, is Leah’s fully detailed, first person account of the terrors she described earlier in the series. The memoir also tells of the Native-American seer that once diagnosed Leah as having an extremely powerful third eye at the age of five. Tahoe Manoa is the psychic paragon that re-enters Leah’s life to help her face down the dangers of Cedar Manor.

But the paranormal investigators also face a new antagonist in Cory Chase, a reporter from the local paper who’s been watching them from afar, keeping track of the odd, unusual circumstances that seem to follow them. He plots against the investigators, hoping to further his sinister agenda to gain a front page story.

And then of course, there’s the secondary story, the narrative that unfolds just underneath the main one, the one that everyone knows will lead to the next book. The events that take place in this book were foreshadowed in “The Listener,” as Leah began having visions and a recurring dream of the house. More foreshadowing occurs in “Third Eye.” Readers should pay attention to Brett and the circumstances surrounding him.

Book Four? Yes, but I won’t divulge the title just yet. I don’t want to spill any spoilers or overshadow “The Third Eye of Leah Leeds.”

 

Christopher Carrolli

November 15, 2013

           

“The Third Eye of Leah Leeds” is available for purchase now at www.melange-books.com

 

Melange Book Releases || November 27, 2013

Melange Book Releases || November 27, 2013

Melange Book Releases || November 27, 2013

2013 is soon coming to an end. Only a few more books coming from Melange this year!

We’re happy to bring you our holiday anthology “Holiday Hopes,” featuring many of the shorts we’ve released on their own over the past few weeks.

We’re also thrilled to bring you the third books in both the Luna Chronicle series by S. C. Dane (“Kenrickey”) and The Paranormal Investigator by Christopher Carrolli (“The Third Eye of Leah Leeds”) as well as the sixth in the Promise Me series by Tara Fox Hall (“Her Secret.”

Scroll down to read about all four books.

"Her Secret" by Tara Fox Hall (Promise Me #6)

“Her Secret” by Tara Fox Hall (Promise Me #6)

“Her Secret” by Tara Fox Hall
Promise Me #6

In a desperate effort to halt her transformation to vampire, and stop her longing for the sultry Devlin, Sarelle willingly takes a drug to kill her desire, even as Danial prepares for the introduction of their son Theoron at a Vampire Gathering on New Year’s Eve. Faced with Theo’s betrayal at the eleventh hour, Sarelle must either trust in Danial to save her, or join forces with Devlin, revealing her secret desire for him.

"Kenrickey" by S. C. Dane (The Luna Chronicle #3)

“Kenrickey” by S. C. Dane (The Luna Chronicle #3)

“Kenrickey” by S. C. Dane
The Luna Chronicle #3

In the northern Maine woods, a wolf pack unlike any other reigns the landscape. With the ability to shift into human shape, they are the supreme rulers of their territory. Until the real humans threaten their secret realm…

Ken Rickey is one of those humans. Until he’s entrusted with the secret of the wolf-people, an honor he’ll do anything to uphold. For among the wolf-people, Ken has found loyal friends in Armand and Eaen, two of the younger wolves in Luna’s pack who share his sense of adventure.

Welcoming them to his human world and keeping them safe isn’t going to be easy, especially when there are those who suspect the truth.

An intuitive woman, Naomi Foss is quick to unearth the mystery of Ken’s two friends. Human they may seem, but there is a wildness about them which is fast consuming Ken, altering him in extraordinary ways.

But the acceptance of Naomi plunges Ken and his wolf friends into dangerous territory, where the exposure of Luna’s pack becomes a lethal reality. Can these young lovers and friends stand against the threat while keeping their secret from those who hunt them?

"The Third Eye of Leah Leeds" by Christopher Carrolli (The Paranormal Investigator #3)

“The Third Eye of Leah Leeds” by Christopher Carrolli (The Paranormal Investigator #3)

“The Third Eye of Leah Leeds” by Christopher Carrolli
The Paranormal Investigator #3

Leah Leeds continues to be tormented by the recurring dream of her haunted childhood in Cedar Manor. The dream, filled with images that leave her sleepless, contains a message, as though the house itself is coaxing her to return.

Then, three teenagers experience tragedy at Cedar Manor. They lay blame to a ghostly culprit, furthering Leah’s determination to enter the house for the first time since childhood.

Now, the Native American seer that once diagnosed Leah has come to aid her. Together, they face the evil in Cedar Manor as it seeks to steal the third eye of Leah Leeds.

"Holiday Hopes"

“Holiday Hopes”

“Holiday Hopes”
Anthology

Secret Santa by Terry Barr
Ten-year old Terry Barr discovers one day just before Christmas that his little brother has found Santa’s stash of toys. The secret of Santa is out now, and as Terry tries to help his mother cover the story to retain his brother’s innocence, the world of secrets, conspiracies, and emotional entanglements for him only grows deeper.
An American Noel by Marianna Boncek
Charlie Reardon is a down-and-out bum looking for some returnables and a warm place to sleep on a snowy, Christmas night. Instead, with the help of his on-again-off-again angel, Gabriel, Charlie finds a baby in an alley. Does the baby offer some type of redemption?
The Three Gifts of Christmas by Nel DuVall
The Three Gifts of Christmas by Nell DuVall is a tender love story of people facing difficult choices in an uncertain world.

Family or love? Stephanie Graham must choose between her frail elderly grandmother and Craig, her fiancé, when he gets a promotion that would take him to England. She’s never traveled far from home and dreads leaving her friends and all she knows, especially her grandmother, to migrate to a strange country. Besides, if he loved her, he wouldn’t go.
Merry Christmas, India Stone by Megan Hussey and Linda White-Francis
Facing her first Christmas alone as a recent divorcee, India Stone takes an impulsive trip to an Aspen ski lodge; where the handsome, dashing Tristan sweeps her off of her feet and onto the slopes. Spoiling her with romantic sleigh rides, beautiful gifts and romantic candlelight dinners, Tristan lends light, love and color to India’s holiday.
Deck the Stalls by Shannon Kennedy
All Sierra McElroy wants for Christmas is a guarantee the horses at Shamrock Stable will be home for the holidays. Her mother has decided they can’t keep every horse and should sell some. Now, what can Sierra do to save her friends and Christmas for everyone?
A Miracle for Christmas by Charmaine Pauls
Michael Slanders only wants a steady job and a family of his own, but instead he lives from hand to mouth with his sick mother. Fired a week before Christmas and down on his luck, Mike needs nothing short of a miracle. Sometimes, goodness prevails. Sometimes, magic is made.
The Feast of Yule by Leslie D. Soule
Ash Kensington gets to spend her first holiday in the fantasy realm known as Fallenwood. Her friends, the sorcerer Will Everett, the court jester Terces Solario, and the cat who was once a human, Greymalkin, are put in charge of watching a trio of unruly gnomes over the weekend, and chaos breaks loose! Join Ash and her friends as they celebrate the holiday known as The Feast of Yule!
Merry Christmas, Henry by Aubrey Wynne
Henry, a shy and talented artist, moonlights as a security guard at a museum and loses his heart to a beautiful, melancholy woman in a painting. As his obsession grows, he finds a kindred soul who helps him in his search for happiness. On Christmas Eve, Henry dares to take a chance on love and fulfill his dream.

Melange Releases for October 23-28, 2013 plus print book giveaway!

Melange Book and Fire & Ice YA Books Releases / September 23-28, 2013

Melange Book and Fire & Ice YA Books Releases / September 23-28, 2013

Three great new releases this past week from Melange!

We’ve got fantasy, paranormal serial killers and romantic escapades!

Over at Fire and Ice we’ve got the tale of a young girl coming of age and discovering she’s a mermaid in “Into the Deep” and another young girl being forced to grow up too fast and give up everything she loves in “No Time for Horses.” Both are already ranked on Amazon’s Top 100 lists!

Melange Books Releases

 

"Squeeze" by J. B. Wolfe

“Squeeze” by J. B. Wolfe

“Squeeze” by J. B. Wolfe

In every person’s life there is a moment which uniquely defines them. A moment that divides life into “before” and “after”, a single point in thaeir lives which will change them forever – a threshold moment which, once the threshold is crossed, completely changes everything about a person. For Wendy Calloway, a one-time vocalist recovering from the hellish car accident that claimed her mother’s life and her father’s mind, the greatest “threshold moment” of her life is the moment in which her life is ended. Slain by the diabolical serial murderer known as the “Squeeze Killer”, Wendy finds herself catapulted into the “unseen world”, now a disoriented, disembodied spirit who must come to terms with her afterlife before she can succumb to the overwhelming desire to mete out justice to her killer.

"Savior" by Dennis K. Hausker (The Shattered World Saga #3)

“Savior” by Dennis K. Hausker (The Shattered World Saga #3)

“Savior” by Dennis K. Hausker

The Shattered World Saga – Book Three

In the stunning conclusion of the epic story of Aron and his post apocalyptic world, Damien poses the threat of a society of his rabid followers bereft of rational values and concerns. He’s faced with the impossible in leading the rebellion with primitive arms against a nightmare enemy armed with fearful weapons from the ancient war that destroyed the world. His personal angst continues, as again love remains elusive with the obstructions of endless setbacks and interference from others. Can he find a way to prevail and warrant the faith his friends have in him or will the world sink into Damien’s dark reality?

"Wicked Lustful Tales Volume 1" by Maria Cox

“Wicked Lustful Tales Volume 1” by Maria Cox

“Wicked Lustful Tales Vol. 1” by Maria Cox

Wicked Lustful Tales is a compilation of three short stories that blend, drama, friendship and most certainly steamy romance.

Stranded
During a group cycling vacation in the Caribbean Shana White learns that her boyfriend is moving to New York to further his career without her. With no intention of sulking Shana opts for a day excursion with former beau and fellow cyclist Nick Marino. After a biking accident leaves them stranded the rekindling of an old friendship and memories of their torrid past emerge leaving Shana to struggle with conflicting emotions. Now on the rebound can she afford to seek solace in Nick’s arms and risk heartache all over again?

The Charity Event
With a career in photography about to take off Adam Baxter is at the top of his game. Office buddy Jennifer Silva has been a supportive friend from the start and the two have an easygoing platonic relationship. But when Adam’s assistant Nellie singles out Adam’s jealous behavior he’s forced to analyze his true feelings for beautiful, caring Jennifer. Adam knows all too well that a romantic involvement can complicate matters. So, is Adam ready to put it all on the line and take their friendship to the next level?

Snowed In
When Nina Bates discloses her pregnancy she’s soon shunned by her boyfriend and her mother. Alone and confused Nina turns to her grandmother who suggests she leave her hometown of Seattle and move to Alaska. In Anchorage, divorcee Dexter McIver hires Nina as live-in nanny to his son. An emotional bond develops between them and after Nina delivers her baby the smoldering attraction that existed for months threatens to boil over. With so much at stake should Nina and Dexter go out on a limb for a brief liaison?

Fire and Ice Releases

 

"Into the Deep" by Missy Fleming

“Into the Deep” by Missy Fleming

“Into the Deep” by Missy Fleming

No one understands the fury of the ocean like Zoey.

Ten years ago, she lost her leg in a freak shark attack. The night after her sixteenth birthday, she has yet to accept her awkward prosthetic limb or the fact she will always be different. Wary of the sea, and its hidden threats, she ventures to a bonfire at the beach. She’s mesmerized by its awesome power, wondering what she ever had to fear, until a rogue wave sweeps her into the cool, salty water.

Zoey believed mermaids were creatures of legend, characters in silly children’s stories, but it’s hard to ignore the captivating tail that’s suddenly appeared, or the sense of finally being whole. She abandons her life on land in search of answers about who she really is and where she came from.

What she discovers is a kingdom full of intrigue and danger, as well as a royal father she never knew existed. Settling into her role as a mermaid princess, she learns her family is under attack, both on land and in the water. Raging storms swell up, threatening coastal cities, and sea levels rise practically overnight, endangering the lives of everyone she loves. Determined to stop the strange phenomena, Zoey becomes caught up in the race to track down what, or who, is responsible for the catastrophic events.

But, Zoey possesses another secret, one born of legend and more powerful than any mer or human can imagine.

"No Time For Horses" by Shannon Kennedy (Shamrock Stables #2)

“No Time For Horses” by Shannon Kennedy (Shamrock Stables #2)

“No Time for Horses” by Shannon Kennedy

Shamrock Stables #2

Sixteen-year-old Vicky Miller feels overloaded since her parents filed for divorce. Her mother got the house and a new job. Her step-dad has the new car and a new girlfriend. Vicky has the five kids, her younger half-brothers and sisters who range from 18 months to 10 years old to look after and her own life now comes second to their needs and wants.

It’s been six months of house-cleaning, baby-sitting, cooking, non-stop laundry and Vicky is through waiting for her life to improve. She has plans for her sophomore year at Lincoln High and they don’t include being an unpaid servant. If it takes a constant battle to attend her riding classes and complete her internship at Shamrock Stable, she’s ready to fight for her goal to be the best natural horse trainer around.

Her parents may not have time for her to be with horses, but she has dreams no one can steal. Why should she give them away? But will keeping them mean she loses her family?

“The Kitchen Dance” by Geri G. Taylor

WIN IT!

We’re giving away FIVE printed ARC’s (Advanced Release Copies) of Geri G. Taylor’s “The Kitchen Dance.”

Being ARC’s, these books may contain print errors in the text and/or the jacket.

“The Kitchen Dance” by Geri G. Taylor ~ Melange Books~ ARC ~ WIN IT!

About the book:

According to Rene Descartes, no two bodies can occupy the same space at the same time and any physical motion of a body involves moving other bodies from the space they occupy. In my first work of contemporary fiction, Joule and Allen create their own movements in THE KITCHEN DANCE.

Joule Dalton, a successful interior designer with a prestigious architectural firm, lived her life choreographed by her loved ones until a tragedy forces her to learn her own steps. Allen Brooks has endured his own share of manipulations and all his hard work and sacrifice has left him with nothing. He wears his troubles like the too large overcoat he picked up at a mission while living on the streets. This coat brings them together in an unexpected way. Joule takes the misfortunate Allen into her home in hopes of turning his life around. She gives him a place to live, a job, even introduces him to her wealthy friends. What she does not give him is her trust. This he must earn. The two combine their dreams and create a wonderful relationship. Then Allen gets a call that will challenge his sense of responsibility. He makes a choice, one that Joule cannot begrudge. Allen struggles with his decision while Joule goes back to her old life until they both realize what they really want.

 

Halloween ebook Sale

We’re celebrating Halloween all month long here at Melange!

The following anthologies and full length ebooks are on sale all October for only $1.99!
Scroll down for a list of 99 cent short stories as well!

“Pipeline” by Christopher Carrolli ~ Melange Books Halloween ebook Sale!

“Pipeline”
by Christopher Carrolli

Tracy Kimball is awakened one night by a voice emanating from the television static. She recognizes the voice–her fiancé, David, who was killed in car accident, an accident of which she survived.

“Vampire Nights” by Megan Hussey ~ Melange Books Halloween ebook Sale!

“Vampire Nights”
by Megan Hussey

Song of the Vamp

Sylvan is a vampire whose ‘night job’ facilitates his lifestyle. When he falls for Antonia, his no-nonsense manager, will he surrender the ‘night life?’

Keeper of the Night

Hayden’s keeper, Silvana Hopkins, struggles to reign in her client’s wild ways. When he turns on his seductive charm, can she reign in her desires?

“Spellbound 2011” ~ Melange Books Halloween Sale!

“Spellbound 2011”

Featuring:

“Spellbound at Midnight” by Isabelle Kane & Audrey Tremaine
“Room 1309.5” by John M. Mecom
“Mansion of Nightmares” by Walt Trizna
“Ghost Taxi” by Joanna Foreman
“Uncle Vernon” by Jenny Twist
“Half Seen, Half Hidden” by John Steiner
“Telltale Signs” by Tori L Ridgewood
“The Origin of Fear” by Tara Fox Hall

 

“Halloween Hijinx” ~ Melange Books Halloween Sale!

“Halloween Hijinx”

Featuring:

“At The Stroke Of Midnight” by Lanette Curington
“The Cat’s Meow” by Mae Powers
“Love Never Dies” by Imari Jade
“The Kissing Frog” by Jen Bokal
“When the Sun Goes Down” by Taylor Evans

 

“Bare Throat, Naked Hunger” by Paige E. Roberts ~ Melange Books Halloween ebook Sale

“Bare Throat, Naked Hunger”
by Paige E. Roberts

Slender hands with deceptive strength embrace you in the shadows. You glimpse a flash of sharp fang between full sensuous lips. You offer the tender vulnerable flesh of your throat. A caress of hot breath sends tingles up your spine and gooseflesh flowing down your arms. And then she tastes you, and your strength dissolves in the heat of the need to sink your own body into hers. The erotic lure of the vampire’s deadly kiss brings many a strong man to his knees. Kneel at the feet of a deadly beauty and know true ecstasy before the darkness claims you.

To Heal a Wolf:
Daniel, a Lakota Sioux werewolf, soul-sick from battling vampires, seeks forest solace and finds a dark Arapaho wolf girl on a dangerous secret mission, but who also holds the key to freeing him of his pain.

In Service Immortal:
Dedicated to serving his immortal queen, he dare not touch her. One
night, she gives him all he dreams of and more than he bargained for.

Wolfhound:Vampire Terry seduces a shy techie touched by wild magic and faces a fight for both their lives that she knows she can’t win.

Sacrifice:
Undercover cop, Kate, must do her duty to protect an innocent man from a vampire coven, even when she becomes one of the predators.

“Dark Blood” by J. J. Massa ~ Melange Books Halloween ebook Sale!

“Dark Blood”
by J.J. Massa

Love Like Blood:
Writer Julianna Gold is a strong woman, but is faced with challenges. Disease, blindness, a bad marriage, and a verbally abusive husband, it’s a lot for one woman to take.

Vampire Raiden Vagner heard the cry of his soul mate at a time when she was in pain and in need. She is the breath in his body, the blood in his veins. How long must his dark soul crave her light?

Rubies, Sapphires, and Ivory:
After centuries of living, life began to lose value for vampire Niccolo Ascosi. When Ivory Allison walked into his life, colors regained their sparkle, gold began to glow again for him. How did that happen? Would it have to end?

For Ivory, every day was work, commitment, bills to pay – impossible dreams of love were not for the likes of her. Who could love the overweight, financially strapped, too smart daughter of poor working people?

“Dark Delights” by Luna Carrol ~ Melange Books Halloween ebook Sale!

“Dark Delights”
by Luna Carrol

My Soulless Mate
Rhiannon can’t live long without a soul to feed upon, but Alexander Noceo causes new feelings. Can she risk her existence to be with Alex?

To Write A Love Scene
When the demon Chamos awoke after centuries of sleep, he never thought he’d be consumed by his need for Brooke, a writer of erotic romance.

To Stay Forever

“Lucifer’s Lust” by Mae Powers & Jaden Sinclair ~ Halloween ebook Sale!

“Lucifer’s Lust”
by Mae Powers & Jaden Sinclair

 

Once a guardian of light and justice, Lucifer hid a secret within his heart for a long time, until it was found out and used against him. As a punishment for loving the innocent Lilly, she was taken from his arms while he was sent to rule the dark realms. He swore that no one in the cosmos would be happy until he found her once more. And when he did, he intended to make sure no one would keep them apart again, no matter what it took, no matter the cost.

 

“Midnight Thirsts” ~ Melange Books Halloween ebook Sale!

“Midnight Thirsts”

Vampgasm, It Was A Dark and Horny Night by Megan Hussey
Kat is a horror author with writer’s block; that is until her hunky best friend provides some sexy inspiration. Could he be the vamp of her dreams?

Bite Me by Imari Jade (GLBS – M/M)
Beck Griffin had no idea what he was getting into when he accepted the offer to move into a stately New Orleans’ mansion with three gorgeously pale men. But all it took was one kiss from Tristan Armont to make him forget all the spooky stuff he saw.

Mist and Midnight by Tori L. Ridgewood
Stalked by a cruel and relentless vampire, Charlotte is on the run. Fleeing the city, the powers of magick her only protection, she couldn’t afford to fall for the hot modern prospector Pike Mahonen. Can she avoid temptation in a small town, to keep them both safe?

Lahaina Noon by Sara R. Feldman
Hawaii is paradise if you’re just a tourist. For those who call O’ahu home, that gorgeous view is just another commute. Even if they’re vampires…on Lahaina Noon.

Mine Tonight by Olivia Ritch
Rane DaViedes does not need a beating heart to fall for the mysterious dying woman, but Cara Martindale’s true identity can tear them apart.

“Midnight Thirsts II” ~ Melange Books Halloween ebook Sale

“Midnight Thirsts II”

Night Music by Tara Fox Hall

Grieving Krys Markman has come to lose herself in family memories at Letchworth State Park, and try to figure out her next step. Yet the unearthly beautiful music she hears each night stirs her soul to romance. Can its creator, the attractive vampire David Helm, heal her broken heart?

A Living Specimen by Tori L. Ridgewood

In the clandestine world of paranormal investigators and vampire hunters, the undead are the prey, and it’s the job of volunteers like Trisha to find and exterminate them. But a living specimen is what’s most needed—and most difficult to obtain—in the unending battle between humans and the supernatural. Respected by her peers, and looking forward to a bright future as a vampire hunter, Trisha must use all of her skills to survive on the day her prey finally finds her…in a way no one could have predicted.

Flowers of Evil by David W. Landrum

After Jancinda Lamott rescues a friend from a notorious vampire hunter, and realizes she is his real target, she enlists the help of the coven in her city to track him down. Assistance also arrives in the form of a figure from a hundred years ago, a poet who wrote of love and of the closeness of good and evil—a thing that, as a vampire, Jancinda understands. She has always loved his poetry and, as the two of them fight against their common enemy, begins to realize her love for him as well.

Primal Magic by Brooksley Borne

Made to wait for a man she has never met, beautiful harem girl Aziza is prize of war to the glorious knight, Laird Jamie McDunna. She finds Scotland a cruel and lonely place and prays to the Moon Goddess to take her back to Egypt. A magnificent winged demon requites her prayer with passionate and unfathomable sensuality. Is the advent of this dark and wonderful lover coincidental to the errant Laird’s sudden return?

Fangs A Lot by Karley Campbell

Celeste Van Helsing is the last of the famous vampire hunters. Born in Australia she patrols a land her obsessive father believes is pest free. So the chances of attracting Ryan, Australasia’s only remaining vampire in a bar should be zilch. Ryan is a new, modern and very sterile monster with an adoring mother hell bent on grandkids. Celeste soon realizes that all she knows of vampires is wrong and so conceals Ryan from her fanatical father. As payment gorgeous, sweet… dead, Ryan will become a daddy to Celeste’s unborn child, potentially ending the genocide of the critically endangered species. But can a mega-crush between a vampire and his hunter be enough?

Partners by Tara Fox Hall

Vampire investigator Danial Racklan finds more than his target when the suffering werecougar Theo crosses his path one evening. For Theo is not only a man with a past as tragic as his own, but also destined to give Danial something he’s never had before: a partner he could trust.

Lilith by Jodie Pierce

Lilith is a story about a ruthless female vampire who falls in love but has to choose between love and freedom. She is imprisoned by a cocky vampire and while in prison she meets the love of her life. They escape but she is asked to do the unthinkable. The cocky vampire returns and offers her the freedom she hadn’t had with her lover. She has to make a choice. Will she choose love or freedom? How free would she really be with the cocky vampire? What does her future hold?

Beneath the Earth Lies Fire by Ruth Imeson

For paranormal rescue specialist, Celia Monkford, nothing is more frightening than the thought of loving again. Can she keep her heart safe from the handsome vampire Ezra, who is in need of more than salvation?

Embraced by a Vampire by Janessa Anderson

After the brutal death of her entire family, Emily moves to the middle of nowhere, to the town of Crimson Falls, to live with her aunt at the inn that she runs. She discovers that the town is hosting an annual dance and she attends the event. Upon arrival, she is rescued from nearly being stomped on by a horse with the help of a mysterious man named Dante. Shortly after encountering him, she has no idea that she has been embraced by a vampire.

“Take One at Bedtime” by Jenny Twist ~ Melange Books Halloween ebook Sale!

“Take One at Bedtime”
by Jenny Twist

Nobody ever goes upstairs in Margaret’s house. So what is making the strange thumping noises up there? And why is there a toy rabbit under the kitchen table?

Margaret’s Ghost is just one of a collection of short stories consisting mainly of horror and science fiction, ranging from a classic gothic tale – Jack Trevellyn – to the Wyndhamesque Victim of Fortune, and the modern Waiting for Daddy, with its spine-chilling twist.

There is also the occasional excursion into romance with A Castle in Spain and Jess’s Girl.

But most of these tales take you to a place which is not quite as it seems.

It’s bedtime now. Time to go upstairs. Time to take a look.
Just one look.

WARNING: Do not exceed the stated dose.

“Tales From Imagination’s Closet” by M. Allman ~ Melange Books Halloween ebook Sale!

“Tales From Imagination’s Closet”
by M. Allman

What if you dared to look close into the never-ending, mysterious closet of an author’s imagination? In these series of stories M. Allman will do just that—and make you laugh, cry, gasp, or leave you wondering with shiver and delight. So dare to read…Tales From Imagination’s Closet. Here are a few samples to ponder, read, and enjoy:

Joe’s Ride
Joe accepts a ride from a fiery redhead in a Viper. Little does he know, she’s his ride into eternity.

Azure
Dr. Stanton and Dr. Kline’s patient seems crazy, until he leaves the hospital in a beam of light.

Inside His Mind
A wife is given the opportunity to go inside her husband’s mind and do some rewiring.

Secrets Never Die
If the dead can come back to haunt you, so can your secrets.

Reflections of the Past
Tina’s parents were killed in a house fire, but that doesn’t stop them from being there on her wedding day.

“Vamptations” ~ Melange Books Halloween ebook Sale!

 “Vamptations”

Vampires have haunted our dreams for eons. Yet, how can we resist their dark allure and hypnotic wonder. Whether a classic vamp or an empathic one, they scare us and thrill us, and even make themselves the objects of our affections. So don’t just watch your neck and mind when you read these devilishly succulent tales, but watch it when the lights go out, and the bedroom door creaks open. We’ve warned you a second time now, so not our fault if you get smitten or bitten.

Night Nibbles by Kara Griffin
Candra hides from an evil, ex-lover, and must choose between putting her trust in another vampire or end up alone in a cold, dark world.

Vampyric Dreams by Ravyn Reccio
Vampire Micah Davenport has searched for 600 years for his true-mate, Gabrielle. But dangerous forces threaten a love that’s been destined for centuries.

Song of the Vamp by Megan Hussey
Sylvan is a vampire whose ‘night job’ facilitates his lifestyle. When he falls for Antonia, his no-nonsense manager, will he surrender the ‘night life?’

When the Sun Goes Down by Taylor Evans
After sunset, more than vamps prowl the night; as Jacob, a member of the Houston Vampire Association, finds out when he wants to nip on a very unusual woman.

“With Six You Get Vampires” by Carla F. Cripps ~ Melange Books Halloween ebook Sale!

 “With Six You Get Vampires”
by Carla F. Cripps

Voids in Bedford University’s foundations conceal an often sensual, sometimes dangerous paranormal secret: the lairs of vampires. Share six of the night-walkers’ very personal tales of love and redemption.

He’s No Angel
For Bedford Uni lecturer, Serena Campion, the price of true love may be her life. Can Aaron Lawson, leader of the Bedford Uni vampires, destroy a feral blood-drinker and save the mortal he’s reluctantly come to love?

A Vampire for the Teacher
Biology lecturer, Harrison Thwaites, unwittingly trades his mortality for the survival of sexy lady vamp, Vivienne Stanhope, a student in Bedford’s first, experimental, night class, giving their love a monstrous obstacle to overcome.

That Crazy Little Thing Called Crazy
Zach would love mortal Katriona, but for her co-dependent involvement with the unstable, sometimes violent mortal, Kevin. To win her, the vampire must go where psychoanalysts fear to tread.

No Fiends Like Old Fiends
Sexy senior, Lorraine, is the stuff of vampire wet-dreams, but can forever-young Elias convince her that his love is real and lasting, not just a passing nosh?

Wrong Place, Right Love
For luckless Kylie Naylor, nighttime on Bedford campus is definitely the wrong place at the wrong time. To protect his fellow-night-walkers, Patrick Leahy, the Bedford vampires’ Enforcer, may have to kill the mortal he’s just fallen for.

Stand by Your Vamp
It takes a strong male vampire to night-walk beside the uncrowned queen of the Australian vampires. The centuries-old love between Raven Carlyle and sexy Scot, Graeme Mowbray, meets its ultimate test.

Melange Books 99 cent Halloween ebook sale!

Melange Books 99 cent Halloween ebook sale!

The following stories are only 99 cents each!

Check out the sale page of our website to purchase any of the stories!

“The Corpulent Chiropteran” by Nell DuVall ~ Melange Books Halloween ebook Sale!

“Corpulent Chiropteran”
by Nell DuVall

Wally, a reluctant vampire, faces a lonely life until he meets Bernice, but the evil Estrella has other ideas.

 

“At the Stroke of Midnight”

by Lanette Curington
Although Olivia DeBenning doesn’t realize it, she’s already had three brushes with death in her lifetime. During a masquerade party, Death visits one last time.
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“Love Never Dies”

by Imari Jade
Donovan Flowers follows a woman no one else sees. She’s naked…waiting. Perhaps it’s a trick, but it’s not a treat he will refuse.
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“The Kissing Frog”

by Jen Bokal
What’s a girl to do when she discovers her deceased Grandmother’s book of spells? Try a little practical magic, of course.
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From the Anthology “Carnival of Nightmares” by J. Troy Seate

 

“Key Figure”

by J. Troy Seate
Found here is a whimsical and heart-felt little tale concerning a mixture of the real world and an illuminating transformation into the mythic.
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“Alone”

by J. Troy Seate
Can dreams portend what is to come? Margaret feels so alone, but she is not as alone as she might think.
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“The Rock Lady”

by J. Troy Seate
When a young woman comes into the life of a middle-aged man, her peculiarities are both a turn-on and a dilemma. As their relationship deepens, he begins to question his sanity. Is she flesh and blood, or something else?
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“Rhapsody in Silken Blue”

by J. Troy Seate
Sex, violence, and murder all play vital roles in this turbulent tale about a cop and a mysterious showgirl. These strange bedfellows reveal themselves with an atmospheric, southern twist within the backdrop of 1950’s New Orleans.
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“Angel in the Darkness”

by J. Troy Seate
What might become of us if the world suddenly went dark? This soft Sci-Fi opinion may offer an answer.
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Melange Book Releases for September 20, 2013

September 20, 2013 ~ Melange Book Releaases

September 20, 2013 ~ Melange Book Releaases

Time for the Melange Book Releases for September 20, 2013
Six releases today, including the re-release of two of our current books with brand new covers!

“Tail-Tell Heart” by Jenna M. Fox and “Valley of Tears by J. Troy Seate.
Mr Seate’s novel is the first of a trilogy, watch for the rest of the books to be re-released with their new covers over the next few weeks.

"Mist and Midnight" by Tori L. Ridgewood

“Mist and Midnight” by Tori L. Ridgewood

 

“Mist and Midnight”
by Tori L. Ridgewood

The Talbot Trilogy: The Prequel

 

Stalked by a cruel and relentless vampire, Charlotte is on the run. Fleeing the city, the powers of magick her only protection, she couldn’t afford to fall for the hot modern prospector Pike Mahonen. Can she avoid temptation in a small town, to keep them both safe?

 

"Black Conley" by Shari Dare

“Black Conley” by Shari Dare

 

“Black Conley”
by Shari Dare

 

Raised on a ranch run by whores Black Conley has come full circle. As a US Marshall he’s been sent to find out who is rustling steers from Belle Barton otherwise known as Ball Buster Belle. As soon as he meets the beautiful blonde boss, he knows he doesn’t want any of the other girls in his bed.

Belle has returned to Montana to run her father’s ranch only to find out no man will work for her. Instead she’s turned to the local whores and although they ply their trade at night, during the day they work hard for the Double Bar B. Not wanting a man in her bed, she offers Black the choice of her ‘girls’ but forbids him access to her bed.

"Storm Rider" by Richard Dawes

“Storm Rider” by Richard Dawes

 

“Storm Rider”
by Richard Dawes

Tuscan Kid #1

 

The Tucson Kid is called to the American northwest by the Great Northern Fur Company. The company hires Tucson to go after Rex Normanson, an erstwhile partner of the company who has gone rogue and is inciting Indian tribes to revolt against the American Government. A coalition of the fur company, the U.S. Army, and the Canadian government want Normanson stopped at all costs.

The Tucson Kid takes the job. He will be guided up the Stick River to Normanson’s stronghold on Eagle Mountain by the beautiful half-Indian, Sophie Halloway. Tucson will also have Joe Personelli and his crew of gunmen to help fight off the forces they know Rex Normanson will throw against him to prevent him from reaching the mountain.

The action-packed story follows the expedition as it fights its way up the Stick River, chronicles the developing relationship between Tucson and Sophie Halloway, and describes Tucson’s growing conflict with Joe Personelli. But once Tucson reaches the top of Eagle Mountain, he is in for the surprise of his life when he meets Rex Normanson.

"Vampire Owner's Manual" by Tim Forder

“Vampire Owner’s Manual” by Tim Forder

 

“Vampire Owner’s Manual”
by Tim Forder

As a skirt chasing gambler from the old west, I met a beautiful older woman who made wild passionate love with me and then in the heat of passion turned me into a Vampire!

l wrote this Vampire Owner’s Manual for those who have just became one of the honored or is thinking of becoming one of the honored or just want to know more about Vampires.

The Vampire Owner’s Manual contains vast knowledge of the Vampire Lore; from proper feeding to staying alive or undead; from Vampire history to Vampire myths and a lot more!

The Vampire Owner’s Manual is peppered heavily with personal experience as well as experiences gathered interviewing other Vampires (not an easy task).

When you were born your parents most likely wished you came with an owner’s manual. Suddenly you have awaken with a pain in your neck and a ravenous appetite no food will quench; you are having vague memories of “Vampires” from an old movie and you wish you could have a Vampire owner’s manual: Well here it is!

"Tail-Tell Heart" by Jenna M. Fox

“Tail-Tell Heart” by Jenna M. Fox

 

“Tail-Tell Heart”
by Jenna M. Fox

 

*Re-released with a new cover!

A dog-napping leaves ER doctor Chris Blevins needing help from the detective she tangled with and whose muscular ass she drew the little red heart on.

 

 

"Valley of Tears" by J. Troy Seate

“Valley of Tears” by J. Troy Seate

 

“Swann Saga”
by J. Troy Seate

 

Valley of Tears #1
*Re-released with a new cover!

Steve and Maria Swann are about to discover that real life is more frightening than their nightmares. Within the mountain peaks and woods that surround their new home, an evil lurks, and waits for the time to strike.

This non-stop mystery takes place in the idyllic setting of the Altinoma Valley, where a bizarre and horrifying string of violent tragedies reveals a nightmarish plot. As people disappear, the Swanns not only must confront forces that would destroy them, but also their own consciences.

Enter this world of impenetrable danger where the truth carries a high price: sexual slavery and death.

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Book Releases for Sept 2 / 3, 2013 ~ Giveaway!

Book Releases for Melange September 2 - 3, 2013

Book Releases for Melange September 2 – 3, 2013

 

Somehow this month we’ve pretty much ended up with a red/black/white color scheme for our covers!

Read on through and at the end of this blog post learn how you can win a free e-book copy of one of the books featured in the blog today!

Melange Releases

“Immortal Confessions” by Tara Fox Hall ~ A ‘Promise Me’ Origins Tale

Immortal Confessions” by Tara Fox Hall
Promise Me – Book 5

 

At the turn of the 19th century, former aristocrat turned lowly vampire Devlin Dalcon gets by on his supernatural charms until he meets bride-to-be Annabelle. Smitten by Anna’s forthrightness, intellect, and bravery, Devlin risks his life to spirit her away to Fontainebleau, France. There Devlin begins his ascent to power in a desperate bid for wealth and social standing for himself and Anna.

Forging alliances with other supernatural leaders, he usurps the vampire Lord of Fontainebleau, amassing many enemies during his brief reign. Within a few years, he and Anna are again forced to flee for their lives to America. Living in hiding, Devlin is determined to amend his ways. But when tragedy strikes, Devlin’s dark side, never fully extinguished, emerges rampant, securing him the bloody throne of America even as his malevolence and loneliness consumes him.

“Waite For Midnight” by J. B. Wolfe

Waite for Midnight” by J. B. Wolfe

 

Vivian Waite has spent her entire life pretending to be someone else. As a KGB mozhno in 1957 Florida, she seduces whomever her novator and would-be paramour Viktor Petrov has targeted for her. Her life is changed dramatically, however, when a small oceanographic firm in Florida discovers a dangerous breach in the American coastal defenses exposing a secret which catapults the fledgling KGB agent, the little girl who survived the Siege of Leningrad, into the gnashing maw of the “Space Race” and leaves her fighting for her life.

As Viktor, the Soviet “Devil in the Details”, guides her through the dangerous maze of Cold War espionage she is doggedly pursued by the ambitious Leland Bell, a CIA officer striving for recognition and respect, and Bell’s tight circle of CIA henchmen. Will Vivian’s near-photographic memory, her quick-thinking, and her passion for Viktor be enough to enable her to evade her enemies, to define her identity… to live? Can Vivian, an inexperienced former mozhno, little more than a KBG call girl, piece together an answer for the riddle that lies off the Florida coast; the enigmatic C-FAR breach?

“A Role to Kill For” by H. Paul Doucette

A Role to Kill For” by H. Paul Doucette
A Matt Murphy Mystery – Book One

 

When the mutilated body of a young man is found in an alley in the early hours of a winter’s day, events would be set in motion that would lead Matt Murphy into the world of a young woman’s twisted desire to find a love that could never be had and the betrayal of a father.

As the bodies pile up, he is drawn into the delusional mind of a serial killer who is obsessed with young, handsome actors working the Off Broadway circuit of the Village. Why these men? And, why the mutilations? As Murphy delves further into the case, he knows he is moving closer to a confrontation: a confrontation that will stay with him for the rest of his life.

“Covert Exposure” by Valerie J. Clarizio

Covert Exposure” by Valerie J. Clarizio
A Nick Spinelli Mystery (#1)

 

* Previously published under the title “Cookies For Santa”

Detective Spinelli’s life is tossed sideways when he is reassigned from the Homicide division to assist in the Child Services division of the Social Services Department for the holiday season. From the beginning, Spinelli and Caseworker Shannon O’Hara generate their own kind of fireworks, causing more than the normal workplace stress. They both have their own philosophies for dealing with the clientele. However, the forces of nature have their own plan for Spinelli and Shannon.

Shannon moonlights as Santa Claus’ little helper at the mall, and when Santa and an elf turn up dead Shannon appears to be next on the killer’s list. Spinelli is placed back on homicide and goes undercover as Santa to help capture the killer. He catches a great deal of grief along the way but will he capture the heart of his little Santa’s helper as well?

 

Family Plots by C.G. Eberle

“Family Plots” by C.G. Eberle

Family Plots” by C.G. Eberle
A John Seraph Mystery – Book Two

 

When John Seraph’s neighbor is murdered, John goes on the warpath to bring the killer to justice and he unearths forgotten atrocities left over from World War Two.

John Seraph’s newest challenge begins when he finds Rory Duffy’s dead body in his friend’s apartment. Despite being warned off by the police, John’s determined to see justice served, but in the course of his investigation he learns of Rory’s involvement in the infamous Dachau Massacre, a cache of hidden riches taken by the Nazis from their victims, and he learns of a plot to create a Fourth Reich. With threats coming from the lead detective and a group of Neo-Nazis, John gets some backup from mob enforcer/ gun-for-hire Katsuro Ryuu. Together they protect Rory’s family and hunt for the killer as the Neo-Nazis declare war on John.

“Murder Most Foul” by JoAnne Myers

Murder Most Foul” by JoAnne Myers

 

When two dismembered and unidentifiable torsos wash up on a local riverbank, beautiful 29-year-old registered nurse Jackie Reeves, believes the killer is a man from her past with a history of mental problems. She contacts the dangerously handsome 34-year-old FBI Special Agent Walker Harmon, who arrives in the sleepy town of Pleasant Valley, and met with a reception of lies and threats from local police and citizens. Under constant pressure from both the media and public, along with taunting messages aimed at Agent Harmon and Jackie from person’s unknown, the agent races against time to catch the killer before he strikes again, and before an innocent man is convicted. With a suspect list involving the victims’ parents, ex-lovers, Satanists, a contaminated crime scene, corrupt police, and the motorcycle gang the Devil’s Disciples, circumstances turn the hunt personal, as the hunters become the prey.

“Promise Me Anthology” by Tara Fox Hall

“Promise Me Anthology” by Tara Fox Hall

 

With Every Goodbye (Sarelle)
Sarelle McGarran loves her new country life, her pets, and her husband, Brennan. When she loses him to a tragic climbing accident, Sarelle must fight depression, financial hardship, and her family and friends’ good intentions to embrace a new destiny all her own.

Heart’s Bells (Theo) 
College students Theo and Casey are in love, but Theo’s father’s ambition for his artistic son stands in their way. When Theo’s family is attacked by a werecougar on vacation, he alone survives. Now afflicted himself, will Theo dare endanger the one person he loves most, hoping their love will endure his new animal nature?

Total Eclipse of the Heart (Heather, Devlin, Ulysses)*
Heather is a hardworking college student studying to be a nurse. When she meets the vampire Devlin Dalcon, infatuation quickly becomes obsession. Will Heather heed Devlin’s warnings, or let herself be destroyed by her dangerous desire?

Night Shift (Jordan, Heather) * and Just Business (Tony, Thane, Danial, Devlin, Nate, David, Jordan, Angelica, Lash)*
When the mortal teen Angelica witnesses careless vampires draining accident victims on the hospital night shift, she runs to her bosses, mobsters Tony and Thane, for protection. While angered at the problem, Devlin also sees possibilities for expansion with Tony and Thane…if he can maneuver everyone into place in time.

Partners (Danial, Devlin, Angelica, Theo)* this is an extended version
Vampire investigator Danial Racklan finds more than his target when the suffering werecougar Theo crosses his path one evening. For Theo is not only a man with a past as tragic as his own, but also destined to give Danial something he’s never had before: a partner he could trust.

State of Grace (Nate)*
Made a vampire by accident, timid Rodney has been reduced to feeding on animals to survive. Befriended by a veterinarian, Jackie, Rodney goes after her the night she attempts to thwart a dogfighting ring alone. But can he kill others of his own kind to save Jackie’s life?

Sonata (Devlin, Nate, David)* 
When Nate challenges Devlin to seduce a human woman using limited words, the handsome vampire agrees to the bet, figuring to let a musical composition do the work for him. But Mary Ann, the woman in question, has an agenda of her own.

Night Music (David and Krys)* 
Grieving Krys Markman has come to lose herself in family memories at Letchworth State Park, and try to figure out her next step. Yet the unearthly beautiful music she hears each night stirs her soul to romance. Can its creator, the attractive vampire David Helm, heal her broken heart?

Tears and Rain (Terian, Kyle)
Terian has come west, seeking his friend and former mentor Colin in an effort to forget his unrequited love for Sar and increase his magical skills. Instead, he finds a harsh lesson in the bonds of family, along with fresh purpose and determination.

Heart’s Solace (Theo and Tasha) 
When the badly wounded cougar comes to her father’s country estate, Russian teen Tasha names him Nazdeha, the word for hope. But as time goes on, Tasha discovers that the animal is instead a werecougar named Theo, whose only thought once recovered is to return to his family. Scared that Theo is doomed to die if he leaves, Tasha bespells Theo with Heart’s Solace, a magical love potion given to her by a mysterious cloaked figure.

*These stories link together to tell a wider story

Book Releases for Fire and Ice September 2 - 3, 2013

Book Releases for Fire and Ice September 2 – 3, 2013

 

And onto our young adult books from Fire and Ice!
Both of these books are sequels. Be sure to check out the first books in the series on our website.

 

“Spirits of the Pirate House” by Paul Ferrante

“Spirits of the Pirate House” by Paul Ferrante

A T.J. Jackson Mystery #2

 

Even Paradise has a Dark Side…

During their first adventure in Gettysburg, T.J., LouAnne and Bortnicker established themselves as talented ghost hunters. So when The Adventure Channel gives them an opportunity to visit the island of Bermuda to film the pilot episode of Junior Gonzo Ghost Chasers, they can’t resist. What could be better than scuba diving, sightseeing, and ghost hunting for pirates in a romantic tropical oasis? But the teens soon realize that their target, legendary Bermudian buccaneer Sir William Tarver, has a back-story that never made it into the history books. The problem is, even if T.J.’s team is able to make contact, will their investigation raise more questions than it answers? And will the proud people of Bermuda be able to deal with the truth?

 

“Call of the Canyon” by Nancy Pennick

“Call of the Canyon” by Nancy Pennick
Waiting For Dusk Book Two

 

Two Lives…
Two Worlds…

Heartbreak awaits.

Call of the Canyon, second of the Waiting for Dusk series, continues the dramatic story of Kate Roberts and Drew Kelly. New challenges face the couple when Drew joins Kate in the present. Nothing is easy. Tyson’s still their nemesis, causing trouble whenever he can. Carl, Kate’s friend and neighbor, moves back home to Ohio and creates unexpected problems at the canyon. A wedding, a tragic accident, and a family broken by scandal affect both the past and present. And in the end, Kate may pay the ultimate price.

 

To win a free e-book copy of any one of the books featured in the blog today, simply leave a comment and tell us which book you are most interested in! We’ll choose a winner on or shortly after Wednesday, September 11, 2013.

“Long Snows Moon” by Stacey Darlington

And finally, congrats to the winner of the ebook copy of “Long Snows Moon” by Stacey Darlington…… LISA W.
Check your email, Lisa! Congrats!

Book Releases for August 18, 2013

 

Melange Books Releases ~ August 18, 2013

Melange Books Releases ~ August 18, 2013

Now presenting, the book releases from Melange Books and Fire and Ice Young Adult Books for August 18, 2013!

 

Melange Releases

 

“Grane” by S. C. Dane
The Luna Chroincle #2

“Grane” by S. C. Dane (Luna Chronicle #2

In the northern Maine woods, a wolf pack unlike any other reigns the landscape. With the ability to shift into human shape, they are the supreme rulers of their territory. Until the real humans threaten their secret realm…

A seasoned fighter who has murdered too many of his fellow wolf-men to bear counting, Grane is long past salvaging, no matter the reason behind his lethal campaign. But then he meets Suma, the white wolf who wields the power to heal his emotional scars.

But Suma is not a wolf-woman who can easily forgive Grane his horrific deeds. She mistrusts him, and seeks every opportunity to remind the wolf-man of the pain he’s caused her pack.

Yet it is through this fire that Grane’s redemption is forged, and as he heals, Suma witnesses the unfolding of a generous heart, and learns there just might be passion and loyalty to be found in forgiveness—if they can survive long enough to find out.

“Rescue Me” by Jody Vitek

“Rescue Me” by Jody Vitek

Can Catherine accept the consequences of a great-aunt’s dying wish without losing her heart or independence?

Taking in stray, injured or needy animals, veterinarian doctor Catherine Mornelli opens the Four Hooves and Paws Rescue program. But the land where the animals are kept is being sold. She approaches her Great-Aunt Elaine about possibly using her barn. However, visiting her aunt and checking out the barn also means seeing her ex-boyfriend.

Josef Garrison farms land that once belonged to his family for generations but went to his neighbor Elaine after his great-grandfather lost it in a poker game to Catherine’s great-grandfather. When Catherine returns, he sees a way to win back her heart and the land at the same time.

“Outlaw’s Son” by Sherry Derr-Wille (The Outlaw Series #2)

“Outlaw’s Son” by Sherry Derr-Wille
The Outlaw Series #2

Gary Tyler knew his future would end with a hangman’s noose. When he was spared such a fate he vowed to do his best for Eli Otto for being willing to take a chance on a man by the name of Tyler.

Clara Otto couldn’t understand why her grandfather would bring a non-believer into their home. She felt drawn to the handsome outlaw, but knew unless he believed in God nothing would ever come of it.

Although Gary didn’t want to believe, little by little he came to realize he was comfortable exchanging his gun for God. Especially when the prize could easily be Clara Otto.

“An Elegant Swan” by June Bradley

“An Elegant Swan” by June Bradley

An Elegant Swan is a love story set in the time when letter writing was one of the main sources of communication.

Ten years ago, Nancy Smith fell in love with her brother’s best friend Lt. Commander Sam Arlington, but their courtship is hindered by her Bipolar sister, Rita and a future senator who thinks Nancy would make the perfect senator’s wife. Sam goes out to sea before Nancy learns she is pregnant. With no word from him she gets on with her life.

Young Adult Releases

 

“No Horse Wanted” by Shannon Kennedy (Shamrock Stable #1)

“No Horse Wanted” by Shannon Kennedy
Shamrock Stable #1

The only thing that Robin Gibson wants for her sixteenth birthday is a 1968 Presidential Blue Mustang. Following their family tradition, what her parents promise her is a horse of her own, one with four legs, not four wheels. Mom competes in endurance riding, Dad does calf roping, her older brother games and her older sister loves three-day eventing, but Robin proudly says that she doesn’t do horses. She’ll teach her controlling family a lesson by bringing home the worst horse she can find, a starved, abused two-year-old named Twaziem.Robin figures she’ll nurse him back to health, sell him and have the money for her car. Rescuing and rehabilitating the Morab gelding might be a bigger challenge than what she planned. He comes between her and her family. He upsets her friends when she looks after his needs first. Is he just an investment or is he part of her future? And if she lets him into her heart will she win or will she lose?

And….

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