Small towns are for small minds. I left for college and never looked back. Ensconced in my luxurious, and lucrative, vineyard, I barely ever spare a thought for my old life. Until I got word that my self-declared "godfather" had passed and put me in charge of his estate. Now I've got to go back to the town where the cows outnumber the people to put his affairs in order. I expected to see familiar faces, a little order, a lot worse for wear.
Clinton Clarke has everything a high school boy could want. A motorcycle between his legs. Cheerleaders on each knee. A posse behind him students and teachers alike are done fussing with. He rules the school, and everyone in it. Except for one person. Rae Cleaver. He's determined to make her life a living nightmare. Only because he can. He's determined to have everyone in that school afraid of him. He's determined to prove he's not the one to be messed with. He's determined to get under her skin. The only issue? She's about to wiggle her way under his.
Single mother Poppy Patterson moved across the country when she was 16 and pregnant to find a new normal. After years of hard work, she's built a life she loves. It may include a job at a nightclub, weekend soccer games, and more stretch marks than she anticipated, but it's all hers, and nobody can take that away. Well, except for one person. TK Moore, the starting wide receiver for the Denver Mustangs, dreamt his entire life about being in the NFL. His world is football, parties, and women.
I am a latent wolf shifter. Or so I thought. Then, life as I knew it changed in a flash - or more accurately, an electrocution. I’ve woken up in a strange place, surrounded by strange people who hate me. They’re in the middle of a war, and I look like I belong on the wrong side of it. If that’s not enough to qualify as a really bad day, I now have wings and a strange animal to figure out because it turns out that there’s not a damn latent thing about me.
When I first woke up in the land of the Gryphons, I had one goal: getting back home. I was so focused on figuring out how to leave that I got myself exiled from the Hidden, captured by the Avowed, and managed to claim not one, but three mates. Although I had no idea about that last one until it was too late. Oh right, and then, I almost died.
Just when I think things are starting to look up...I manage to get myself kidnapped. All I want to do is figure out how the hell to get home. But instead, I’ve been shot out of the sky, netted, half drowned, and now I’ve been taken to Kestrel City, home of the Avowed. The Hidden claim the Avowed are the enemy, but I’m about to learn nothing is ever just black and white. Well, except maybe for my gryphon. I need to keep Pigeon and her wandering eye on a tight leash. Which is a hell of a lot easier said than done.
People say you can’t ever go back. That some of the things that happen to us simply cannot be redone. But the paths of a life journey are rarely straight. They twist and turn and wind back across those once visited and long thought to have faded from existence. Becca Miller has lived her life trying to do the right thing, even when its cost has been giving up the boy she loved and wanted to marry. The sacrifice she made for her sister isn’t one she regrets because there was no other choice for her to make.
Nurse Cami Walsh meets an interesting man the hard way when she sideswipes cyclist Holt Ellis on his way down Lookout Mountain. Holt survives the collision with shredded hopes of improving his dire state of unemployment, but Cami’s tender touch revives the man he longs to be. Cami’s son Mitch insists on substituting for Bicycle Man, a local hero who’s mysteriously gone missing, but she questions how Holt happens to know the delivery route for food distribution to the area’s homeless.
Athena wakes up in hell. Well...it’s an alien slave ship, but it might as well be hell because she only has three choices. Mate. Become a sex slave. Or be killed. Great options. Desperate for freedom, a chance for survival is presented in the handsome rogue alien called Xul. But Xul is caught up in problems of his own and a mission he cannot afford to let fail - one that could be easily compromised if he dared open his heart. That doesn't leave her with many options and it doesn't help that she finds him utterly frustrating.
London, 1879. When Ella's family is forced to live on the streets of London's East End, tragedy strikes, forcing Ella and her sister, Mary, into an orphanage where they endure long hours of hard work. When Ella is apprenticed to a cobbler, she's forcibly separated from her sister. The cobbler is a cruel man, using beatings to keep the workers in line. Ella's saving grace is Seth, who becomes her only friend. Then Seth divulges a shocking secret.
London, 1859. After Elizabeth's family is taken by disease, she is taken in by Calvin and Mary, working long hours in their bakery. Life is good until Mary dies, leaving Elizabeth alone with Calvin, where beatings become part of Elizabeth's daily life. As she suffers misery day after day, she dreams of running away but knows she will be brought back, with even more severe punishments.
Fat White Women and the Black Men That Love Them, Book 1
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Tyrell and Chloe are the typical boy-meets-girl, boy-marries-girl kind of couple. Except they're not. Being in an interracial relationship comes with its stigmas, but the two have learned to remain unfazed. Except when Tyrell's best friend, Chance, finds a woman of his own, it stirs up trouble for everyone. Tall, sexy, and well-endowed, she poses not only a threat to Tyrell and Chloe's marriage, but to Tyrell's only friendship as well.
Gwendoline Delacroix finds herself fleeing Paris in a desperate attempt to escape the memories that haunt her in her French countryside chateau. Following the aftermath of WWII, she had become a widower and desperately missed her husband, Jean. Although her loyal and quirky staff does its best to keep her afloat, Gwendoline eventually takes charge and in a quick turn of events finds herself at the Hotel de la Belle Paix - the hotel run by her brother and sister-in-law in the Latin Quarter in Paris.
Taye had it all. He had traded the ghetto of Bankhead for the glistening streets of opportunity in LA. From there, he had made his fortune, met his gorgeous wife, and started his very own family. He was living the dream and should have been content, but something still felt like it was missing. It isn’t until running into his old flame, Ayana, that Taye realizes what he’s been craving: passion. Ayana is like a cool drink of water on a hot summer afternoon.
For the past year, Dru has put everything she has into building a catering business with her sisters. She’s so used to working until all hours of the night with them by her side that when they both find love and move out, Dru decides to focus on something that has always weighed on her...finding the father who’d abandoned them.
Bethia became betrothed to Ivar, successor to the Lairdship of Caithness, when they were younger. She dislikes Ivar immensely as he is jealous, possessive and arrogant. When he is sent away for many years by his father, Bethia rejoices. But 10 years later, Ivar is back, having grown into a handsome leader, preparing to take over the lairdship. As the clan gathers for Ivar's return, Bethia does not want to see him. But when she sets eyes on him, her heart is taken aback. But Ivar wants nothing to do with her.
Shades of LOVE: Learning Our Various Emotions is a completion of poetic expressions that delve into life governed by emotions and love. LOVE is the foundation that everyone should stand upon in order to better understand one another.
When Jen spotted a poster for the upcoming Sadie Hawkins dance, she figures it's the perfect chance to ask out David, the boy she's been drooling over since school started. Unfortunately, Selena, the head cheerleader at their school has her eye on him as well. As her friends grab up their dream dates Jen stays dateless, She didn't think things could get worse until a teacher pulls Jen to the side and makes a request that threatens to push her into complete misery.