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The Downfall of a Bellydancer: A Comedy Not for the Faint Hearted
Bellydancing and Beyond Series, Book 2
Spieldauer: 6 Std. und 11 Min.
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Nefertiti was once a great dancer. Now she runs a belly dancing class and her numbers are dwindling. Zumba has stormed into town and taken all but three of her pupils. Disappointed, Nefertiti turns to Rodger, her partner and ‘rock'; but he has other plans, none of which include her. However, Nefertiti is not one to take things lying down. She faces defeat head on, with hilarious results, and a twist that will have you wondering “why didn't I think of that”? The Downfall of a Bellydancer is a comedy for women who believe in romance, but are looking for something different.
A discarded child fated to become a powerful Jarl - here is the story of Sidroc. Fate guides the path of his father, Hrald, to his meeting with the woman whose son would help change the face of ninth-century Angle-land. An ever-growing rivalry between Sidroc and his cousin Toki defines the boys' early years. Their young uncle, Yrling, knows success as a raider in far-off Angle-land, and trains his nephews in the ways of the warrior. Ahead of them is the perilous crossing of the North Sea, which stands between them and the plunder they seek.
Why was accountant Howard Armstrong murdered when he was leaving his office one afternoon? After her husband is gunned down by an unknown assailant, his traumatized widow, Karen, is left to bring up three children on her own. The shock of his death is intensified when she discovers that Howard had been leading a secret life of which she was totally unaware. Devastated by the revelations emerging from the murder enquiry, she is determined to keep her children from learning the terrible truth about their father. To escape gossip and press intrusion, she takes them on a short trip.
Grieving over the death of her son, and with her marriage in trouble, Anna's life is falling apart. When a long-hidden love letter is discovered in the back of her favorite painting, she seizes the opportunity to go to Paris. Intending to research Hélène, the mysterious recipient of the letter, she is thrown together with the arrogant François. Dependent on his help, Anna realizes the tension between them is attraction. Should she continue a lifetime of playing it safe or listen to her heart? If you enjoy perceptive, complex stories exploring the rich variety of human emotions, you'll love this beautifully poignant love story.
The college town of Perugia, Italy has always been known for its beautiful medieval hilltop landscapes, its fine art, and of course its world famous chocolate festival. Yet, all that changed on 2 November 2007, when British Born Meredith Kercher  was found brutally murdered in a flat that she shared with three female roommates. Kercher's lifeless body had been found by Italian police under a duvet in her room (at Via Della Pergola 7) partially clothed with her throat cut and with multiple signs of bruising to her neck and body.
It is the final decade of the ninth century. The Peace between Wessex and the Danes long-settled in the Danelaw erodes. A new onslaught of Danes attacks Angle-land, trying once and for all to destroy ælfred. Ceric of Kilton, now a young man, travels across Kingdoms to visit his friend, Hrald of Four Stones - and to see Ashild, whom he desires for his wife. But renewed hostilities threaten Ceric's hopes for deeper ties between strongholds.
Nora Tierney can't shake the feeling she has a stalker. While she's house hunting in Oxford, her partner, DI Declan Barnes, untangles the murder of an art conservator. When these situations collide, she finds herself fighting to save her child and their future.
Tindr is handsome, kind, and the best hunter in 9th century Gotland. He possesses a deep empathy with animals, which powers his reverence towards the game he takes to survive. But he is also deaf, which closes him off from the society that surrounds him - and seemingly, from finding love. Devoted parents and friends can't protect young Tindr from the bully who taunts him, from jealousy that turns murderous, or from the threat of surrender to the allure of the Lady of the Forest, who might destroy him.
The year is 881. Ten years have passed since 15-year-old Ceridwen set out from her Priory home to make her own life. She has known love and loss, triumph and heartbreak. Yet the Circle which has moved about her is largely intact, although the counterpoint has changed, bringing with it the hope of renewed love. Ceridwen and Sidroc build their new lives together on the Baltic island of Gotland, where they are free and unknown. The bond between them, always strong even when years and wars separated them, deepens quickly.
Sidroc the Dane has been in Angle-land for 12 years. The first nine were all hard fighting. He has won treasure beyond counting, and now peace for his men. But there is one thing he still desires: Ceridwen as his wife. Now Fate conspires to tear Ceridwen and Sidroc away from Angle-land. Thrust together amidst great danger and hardship they fight to survive - and fight each other.
Selina Nott's greatest joy in life is singing and playing the piano. She has no interest in love and is thrown out of the family home when she refuses to marry the man her father has arranged for her. As she struggles to get her life together, she meets Duke Joshua Windham, an arrogant and cold man who has no use for women. When the Duke is forced to accompany Selina on a journey, unforeseen circumstances cause the journey to turn deadly.
Ninth-century Saxon England crumbles under the onslaught of a relentless foe - the Danish Vikings. Ceridwen, a young woman with divided loyalties, watches as the peace and plenty she enjoys at the Saxon stronghold of Kilton gives way to wary watchfulness. Her dearest friend, Ælfwyn, sold in marriage to a Dane in a desperate bid for peace, travels to Kilton and recounts the events that befell the fortress of Four Stones in captured Lindisse.
Regan has loved the Duke of Derbyshire since she was a child but her sister is engaged to marry him. When her sister has second thoughts and runs off to Paris, Regan is announced as his bride in waiting. Just when she believes she has found happiness and the Duke may truly care about her, her sister returns, ready to claim the Duke as her own again. Regan's heart breaks not only for lost love but for the secret she holds that could destroy not only her but also the Duke.
Children of powerful and wealthy parents are vanishing. It's serial kidnapping on an international scale, and the kidnappers are calling all the shots. It started in the UK with the disappearances of PJ Scott, only son of the world's highest paid film star, and Hunter Driscoll, whose Irish father is a high tech billionaire. Then it spread to the US and Europe, with no end in sight. Having eliminated the possibility of terrorists, and with no real clues, Scotland Yard is rapidly running out of options, and the clock is ticking.
Katherine, Lady of Clarendon, has been promised in marriage to Percy, Duke of Loneshire, by her parents. She does not know the deadly secret that he holds. When the duke's brother, Oliver, escorts Katherine to Loneshire, feelings between the two develop, but she marries the duke, and her nightmare begins. When Oliver finds out the duke's secret, things turn deadly.
Antonia is betrothed to Duke Myles Fareweather at the request of her parents to save their land. The Duke is a loner who distrusts women but agrees to the marriage. Antonia has loved the Duke since she was 15 but is not prepared for his coldness and arrogance. She knows his deadly secret, one that would destroy him if it were let out. Her marriage is a loveless arrangement, and she leaves soon after in the middle of the night, convinced the Duke will never love her back.
Margery Fairchild is a governess and loves to ride horses. A chance encounter with charming Duke Avery turns her world upside down. But when she courts another man, the Duke learns devastating news that has him plotting to take the other man down before Margery is thrust into scandal. A clean and wholesome romance from Sophia Wilson, full of intrigue, unexpected twists, and a shocking secret.
Hannah Quinn dreams of a fairy-tale romance and true love. When she is invited to a ball and meets a mysterious stranger who comes to her rescue and then vanishes, she wonders if she will ever see him again. When she finds out who he is and learns he may be responsible for his wife's death, she is both afraid and intrigued by him. When he shows up at her doorstep and tells her he is falling for her, Hannah believes him. Until he vanishes without a trace and she tries desperately to find him.
What would you do if you were called to another world; a world filled with seemingly impossible things? Faced with this choice, Davie, Ben, Anne, Chrissie, and Billy embark upon a mysterious quest, finding themselves transported to the spectacular and extraordinary world of Avalon, whereupon they are catapulted into one of the uncountable heptagonal pieces that make up the magical sphere of the Orb of Caprice; namely, the Star Realm.
With her son six months old, Nora must juggle parenting with helping her illustrator and friend Simon Ramsey run the lodge. She's also hoping to further her relationship with the only lodge guest not in the cast: Detective Inspector Declan Barnes, ostensibly there for a hiking trip. When a series of pranks and accidents escalate to murder during a flood that traps everyone, Nora realizes her child is in jeopardy and determines to help Declan unmask a killer.