One boy's journey to save his village becomes a quest to save the Kingdom. Tom and Elenna must journey on to face the last of the Beasts enslaved by the evil wizard Malvel: the Winged Flame, a phoenix of terrible power. It has been been slowly
**Note: This book is part of the "Perfect" series, but it can be enjoyed as a stand-alone novel.** The course of true love doesn’t always run smooth -- not even for millionaire bachelors… Everyone thought Beth Ann Bennet and Dr. Will Darcy had an unexpected romance in Pride, Prejudice and the Perfect Match (Perfect #1). Now, Beth’s best friend, Jane Henderson, and Will’s first cousin, Bingley McNamara, begin their own unlikely love story in Pride, Prejudice and the Perfect Bet (Perfect #2), which starts at the Bennet/Darcy wedding when the two of them find themselves in the roles of maid of honor and best man for the newlyweds. Jane is an interning school psychologist and a woman who wears an angelic mask in public, but she’s not as sweet tempered as she’d like everyone to believe. Turns out, she may have just crossed paths with the one person who’ll unnerve her enough to get her to reveal her true self. As for Bingley, he’s a wealthy, flirtatious, compulsively social guru of finance, who likes to wager on stocks and, let’s face it, on just about anything that strikes his fancy. But this dedicated ladies’ man may have finally met the woman who’ll challenge his bachelor ways! Pride, Prejudice and the Perfect Bet…where life’s biggest gamble is the game of love.
Married to crooked gambler Jack Thornton, Alex has spent much of her adult life in sleazy saloons, working rigged poker games and small- time swindles, while enduring her drunken husband’s brutalities. Finally, she alters her appearance, changes her name to Cathy, and catches the first train out of Denver, only to find herself broke and stranded in a sleepy little cow town. Fearing that Jack will find her and desperate for traveling money, she empties the cash register at the store where she’s found a job, and is caught in the act. Unaware of past, or that she has an enraged husband looking for her, Will agrees to let “Cathy” satisfy her bail bond by working at the small ranch he shares with his two children. The isolated cabin is miles away, though, and a judge demands that the couple be legally married before spending months together in the wilderness. At the ranch, Cathy is forced into a life she’s spent years trying to avoid—cooking, cleaning, and scrubbing laundry—while also dealing with Will’s resentful adolescent daughter. Will soon learns that the best way to handle his stubborn new “hired hand’s” bad manners, incessant profanity and hot temper is with a wooden hairbrush or a folded belt. With one husband close on her trail and bent on vengeance, the situation is further complicated when Cathy realizes she’s fallen in love with her second husband—and that he’s in love with her, as well. Formerly released as: "Borrowed Bride by Judith McClaren" Includes BONUS short story "The Picnic".
A solicitor asks master detective Jules Poiret for help when a man is murdered in front of his house. This story can also be found in the boxed-set Detective Jules Poiret: Boxset. It contains 75 stories, more than 2300 pages. It can be read for free with Kindle Unlimited and for $9.99 or £6.
47 without. Please Read, Review and Recommend this story. Frank Howel Evans is one of the grandfathers of the mystery genre and as you can read on her Wikipedia page he inspired the great Agatha Christie to create her Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.
Janine Chase, a reporter for a small newspaper in Northern Colorado, wakes up terrified. The killer who stalked her dreams when she lived in Philadelphia is back. He killed everyone close to her, almost. He didn’t kill the man she loved, but he did kill the relationship. Her obsession with helping the police catch the killer nearly killed her as well. When she recovered, she moved halfway across the country in hopes of leaving it all behind. Philadelphia Detective Connor Dawson is dedicated to bringing in his brother’s murderer. The problem is the trail went cold after he arranged a fake obituary for the reporter, Connor’s ex-lover. The killer had been obsessed with her, and she with him. Connor knew the only way to keep her safe was to make the killer think she was dead. It worked for two years. But recently similar murders have popped up on his radar. The trail leads directly to where Janine relocated when she recovered from the killer’s attack. Not a believer in coincidence, Connor fears the killer has found her again. As hard as it will be to see the woman responsible for his brother’s death, he knows it would be worse to know she was dead and he could have stopped it.