Corruption, greed, sex and revenge…unseen EVIL forces are at play in Crude Intent, the riveting sequel to Silent Partners, and the second book in the Alex Sheridan series. Is a suspicious explosion at one of Alex Sheridan’s oil wells in the Colorado national forest just an accident or part of a diabolical plan? Where is her long-time partner and estranged lover, Colt Forrester, who has gone missing? What sinister forces are trying to destroy and steal her valuable business, and will the rugged and charming Angus Hawthorn, who leads her fire-fighting team, seduce her heart? A brilliant and beautiful entrepreneur, Alex Sheridan calls on loyal friends, Detective Carter and his aide, Lafayette, to find the TRUTH, but they must find a killer before Alex is accused of MURDER and her dreams destroyed. In the aftermath of the fire and tragic investigation…will LOVE rise from the ashes?
https://www.amazon.com/Repressed-Feelings-Self-Portrayal-Samantha-Bagnato/dp/152893461XHave you ever felt emotions or desires, especially those that could be considered by some as shameful or depressing? We are all a product of our environment and we each repress feelings in hope that they will subside. As humans, we have all experienced these feelings at one time or another. This book is a collection of poetry surrounding the topics of Self - betrayal, confession, self-discovery, rejection and love.
Your wedding day is meant to be one of the happiest days of your life, a time where unbridled love and connection abound. But family secrets and hidden fears may impede the happiness of that day. For most, marrying the love of your life is where the fairy tale begins, but on some odd occasions, it is the beginning of a nightmare. The Unwanted Wife is one woman’s story about everything other than what marriage is supposed to be. Loveless, abusive, and soulless. Arranged marriages are part of many cultures, and most are unwilling participants in a game of power, one-upmanship, and positioning between families. The story is about one bride’s journey from a life filled with fear, abuse, terror, anxiety, unmentionable situations too shocking to be spoken about and how she used the power of positivity to make life-changing decisions that lead to her strength, resilience, and endurance. Take a walk in her shoes as she left Guyana to live in Canada with a family she did not know, to a man she did not know or love, and how she adapted to a whole new life. It is her courageous tale of how she survived the toughest of times, facing a multitude of obstacles and disillusions and disappointments, for the sake of her children and how, after finding her strength, she was able to find true love.
It is the limitations of our existence which make us love life and the beings we meet along the way. When teenager Miranda Ellis finds herself responsible for displacing the domestic cat population, sacrifice, love and hope may be her biggest armament against forces which seek to use the science mishap as a weapon.Heartbroken over losing her cat Joule along with billions of other pet owners - Miranda learns the quantum recipe has been changed to displace all cats. Yet in their place, a green and blue cat appears out of quantum thin air via a particle collider acceleration. As Earth Cat Zero proves the existence of quantum entanglement-living in both particle and wave form simultaneously-unnamed forces work to use the accident to selfish human advantages.Can a team led by Earth Cat Zero, a teen girl and an eccentric doctor use not only quantum physics - but love and compassion - to keep our universe spinning on course?
Brokken, Texas April 1868 Yesterday haunts her shattered heart. Victoria English’s world is crashing down around her. Marriage to Jonathan had been anything but the sweetness and roses he promised her while he was courting her. Five years after her husband went missing and was presumed dead at the Battle of Tullahoma, a shell of a man is back. An exploding cannon ball knocked Jonathan, and the men around him, unconscious. When Jon woke, his life was irrevocably changed. His identity had been taken, and he was left to face the consequences of a doppelganger’s evilness. Victoria must break through the defensive walls around her heart to heal her broken soul. Jon needs to prove to Victoria he isn’t the man she once knew. If he does that, though, he’s putting his neck into a hangman’s noose. Will tomorrow bring the promise of healing?
This is a newly edited improved edition of Currents Deep and Deadly. In three intertwining chronicles blended into one fast-paced journey, a beautiful, free-thinking but troubled pharmaceutical representative spins a tale of murder and madness aboard a cruise ship, reveals her own devastating but enlightening personal crisis, and offers tidbits of history and geography from her travel log of exotic South American seaports, Through a series of unlikely coincidences, she meets the man she believes could complete her life, battles a psychotic shipboard killer, and runs headlong into her painstakingly hidden past, Soon, with the terrifying realization that she cannot trust this new romance or members of the crew, she must accept that there is no safe refuge in international waters. Forced to confront unexpected danger, she is terrified and confused as deeply buried secrets rise to the surface. With a climax of life-threatening violence, the wondrous and terrifying events of this month-long adventure send Darcy careening towards eventual salvation and redemption, or utter destruction.
"A must read. A fast-paced Sci-Fi novel of adventure, suspense and romance." "A desperate woman takes a perilous gamble to save her family from a brutal murderer." They weren't supposed to see their 'kindly' new guardian slaughter three people. But they did see it. Jade knows they can't go to the police—he owns them. The only choice is to run and hide; but where can a woman, a teenage girl and a young boy go to be safe from a crime lord? Desperate, she risks taking her family through an illegal Portal to St. Antoni. In the Forbidden Colony they are safe from their former guardian. But she may have jumped from the frying pan into the fire. St. Antoni is a dangerous haven; it's a planet whose citizens have created a society poles apart from the dystopian earth they fled. With almost no resources, Jade needs a way to support herself and her siblings in this strange world. When she is offered a job as an illustrator for a book company owned by the elderly Hortense Jones, she jumps at it. Then she meets Hortense's nephew, the fascinating Levi Jones, a former Enforcer with a dangerous reputation as a gunman. Loyalty to the kindhearted Hortense draws Jade into the deadly feud between the Jones and the Smith families. Can she find happiness on St. Antoni and keep her family safe?
In 1966 Jerusalem is a sleepy backwater, but the students at the university are determined to enjoy themselves while being politically involved and benefiting from the throbbing night life. Three graduate students – Brian from Australia, Batsheva from the U.S.A., and Cynthia from England – are trying to complete their studies. Since all three are originally from English-speaking countries, they spend their coffee-breaks together and do their best to cope with life in their adoptive country. Their relations with the local population vary from fraught to friendly, as they find themselves involved in the issues of the day. Brian, is married to Israeli-born Rosina. They have two young children and live in one of Jerusaalem’s new suburbs. With his dry humor, which sometimes descends into sexual innuendo, he is trying to maintain a balance between completing his M.A. in the history of Australian literature, spending time with attractive young students, and remaining faithful to his wife. Batsheva, a beautiful recent arrival from the U.S.A. and known to her friends as Batty, is married to economics professor, Sam ben Lulu, but has kept her maiden name of Levinson. In California she was active in the Civil Rights movement, and still hankers to go back and continue her work there. While struggling to complete her doctorate in modern American history, she opens a discotheque in Jerusalem together with her husband, inviting Cynthia to be their D.J. She happens to meet and form a bond with David, a young philosophy student, with whom she shares several areas of interest. Cynthia is working as a research assistant for the Head of the History Department and is trying to finish her M.A. in contemporary Jewish history. She is trying to translate the diary her grandmother wrote in German while being incarcerated in Theresienstadt. She loves classical music and shares an apartment with another student, Elinor, whose lifestyle jars with her own. While doing her best to fend off the attentions of one of her professors, she goes on dates with a succession of inept young men. She is attracted to Batty’s friend David, and is overjoyed when he eventually invites her to his apartment. The book deals with the relations between the three main characters as well as between them and Israeli society in general. Their dilemmas and personalities are examined in the light of the ethnic tensions and conflicting political forces current at the time. The book as a whole examines the rationale associated with immigration to Israel by young people from western countries.
400+ pagesSully Wheeler doesn’t care why his cattle are disappearing. He doesn’t care why but it has to stop. Perhaps it’s the cost of hiding from his past, but who would steal from a one-time gunfighter?The NW Mounted Policeman that Sully contacted appeared more intent on stopping vigilante action than in stopping theft. If that proves to be the case, Sully will recover his own property, even if it takes gunfire to do it.Who is this Mountie, anyway? Is he a cop or something else entirely? Is he working to support the crown, leave the crown or actually do something for the settlers?And while we’re talking about that Mountie, isn’t he spending too much time with that newspaper lady?
Dear John… For teacher Lily Hogan, those words would come to mean so much. She knew that giving back to the community brought joy into people’s lives. When her fourth-grade class writes letters to the military overseas in Afghanistan, she takes up her own pen and leads her students by example – writing a letter to an unknown soldier. CPO John Griffin and his K-9 dog, Radar, have been through so much together over the last several years. Sniffing out bombs, searching the hills and mentoring his team, he feels so alone and unsure of his future- until a letter reminds him that there’s more to life in this world he’s protecting. Simple words, a kind gesture and feeling that he isn’t forgotten out there in the desert, compels him to write back. Before long, he finds himself looking forward to the care packages and letters from his pen-pal halfway across the world.With every letter and every word, they begin to develop a friendship and wonder what the other person is truly like? Major life changes are scary enough as it is - but is it possible to fall in love with someone before you’ve even laid eyes upon them? Can the magic of the season bring the sweetest gift of all? Updated cover in 2020