Comfort food and murder are on the holiday menu in the latest mystery from the national bestselling author of Macaroni and Freeze . . . All Trixie Matkowski wants for Christmas is a break—just not the broken leg she got after slipping on some ice. With Sandy Harbor alive in the hustle and bustle of the season, it’s the busiest time of the year at Trixie’s Silver Bullet Diner. There are millions of things to do, including cater the town’s annual Christmas pageant and community dinner with some delicious holiday comfort food. But the festivities turn into a bit of a turkey after Liz Fellows, the director of the pageant, is found with Trixie’s butcher knife in her back. Now Trixie must help the police arrest the scary gentleman—or lady—guilty of the crime if she hopes to get herself off the naughty list.
They don’t play for the same team. Or do they? Jamie Canning has never been able to figure out how he lost his closest friend. Four years ago, his tattooed, wise-cracking, rule-breaking roommate cut him off without an explanation. So what if things got a little weird on the last night of hockey camp the summer they were eighteen? It was just a little drunken foolishness. Nobody died. Ryan Wesley’s biggest regret is coaxing his very straight friend into a bet that pushed the boundaries of their relationship. Now, with their college teams set to face off at the national championship, he’ll finally get a chance to apologize. But all it takes is one look at his longtime crush, and the ache is stronger than ever. Jamie has waited a long time for answers, but walks away with only more questions— can one night of sex ruin a friendship? If not, how about six more weeks of it? When Wesley turns up to coach alongside Jamie for one more hot summer at camp, Jamie has a few things to discover about his old friend...and a big one to learn about himself.
Drawn to Josiah’s strength and the heat in his eyes, Ella enters the violence-filled warrens burdened by a secret yet buoyed by hope. In a place where loyalty is everything and the price of betrayal is death, she’s determined to make a life for herself and mother the son who is the reason for her marriage. But when Josiah takes a dangerous prisoner, the happiness that’s finally within reach is threatened by the sister whose place she took—when the warlord demanded a bride.
One bullet made it physically impossible for Sarah Bryant to fulfill her dreams of a military career. Silas and Jeremy are two brothers who are as different as Texas is big. Sarah has too many doubts about herself to believe she can be enough for one man let alone two. Can these souls find what they need to grow together, or will they leave more emotional scars to match their physical ones?
Perfect for fans of innovative storytelling, like Marcus Sedgwick's The Ghosts of Heaven and David Mitchell's The Bone Clocks, Where Futures End is a collection of five time-spanning, interconnected novellas that weave a subtly science-fictional web stretching out from the present into the future, presenting eerily plausible possibilities for social media, corporate sponsorship, and humanity, as our world collides with a mysterious alternate universe. Five teens, five futures. Dylan develops a sixth sense that allows him to glimpse another world. Brixney must escape a debtor colony by finding a way to increase the number of hits on her social media feed so she'll attract corporate sponsorship. Epony goes "High Concept" and poses as an otherworldly being to recapture her boyfriend's attention. Reef struggles to survive in a city turned virtual gameboard. And Quinn uncovers the alarming secret that links them all. These are stories about a world that is destroying itself, and about the alternate world that might be its savior. Unless it’s just the opposite.
In this book, vampire Officer Connor of the Crescent Border Patrol tries to suppress his desire for the powerful witch, Iris Meldeere. Because the woman possesses the ability to kill him with the tips of her fingers, how can he possibly fall in love with her? When a double homicide throws them together, he soon finds his deepest fantasies fulfilled as Iris succumbs to his seductions. But as they battle together to stay alive, and love begins to consume them both, will the witch be able to forgive the dark secrets of his past …
Give up her colorful, independent life telling stories in the marketplace to marry the cold, ruthless Duke Gavrin? Princess Kaela vows, "Never!" Flouting her father's wishes—and resolving to ignore her sister's fears—Kaela sets out alone for a distant kingdom, determined to make her own way and live her own life in the way she loves best: by weaving tales for anyone who will lend an ear. Her gift serves her well, for it is as the result of the first tale she tells in a village inn that she meets up with Kippen, the minstrel who accompanies her on her journey—a journey that becomes perilous when the two discover that Kaela is being pursued by an unscrupulous sorcerer who has been sent by her outraged father to track her down. Living by their talents and their wits, Kaela and Kippen wander the back roads and byways of the kingdom, winning not only their daily bread, but many friends as well. Like a necklace of fallen stars, the stories Kaela tells along the way are strung together by strands of adventure and romance in this lively, forthright, yet magical tale.
Twelve-year-old Joe Warden isn't happy. Sure, he's rich, but his parents don't care about him. His grandmother should make everything better, except that Joe's granny is a nightmare. She's not just physically repulsive, she's horribly mean. Everyone thinks she's just a dotty old woman, but Joe knows the truth. He's seen behind her mask and glimpsed the wicked glimmer in her eyes - she is pure evil. And now she's out to get Joe, unless he can stop her and her band of nasty grannies first.
Someone wants her dead. But why? When a gorgeous stranger tries to murder Fen, she's rescued by a teenage boy, Luke, and his sexy older brother, Kaio. The brothers offer her a safe haven, whisking her off to a glamorous Caribbean island, but the island's atmosphere simmers with unnerving undercurrents. The brothers have secrets and Fen has questions. Who are they? How did they know she was in trouble? And what aren't they telling her? When Luke takes her to a magical underwater city, she discovers answers more enchanting than she could have imagined. But the enchantment has dark edges. With her life on the line, Fen finds herself caught in the tides of romance, mystery, and political intrigue. If she hopes to stay afloat, she'll have to find courage she never knew she had. A Lonely Magic is suitable for readers of Twilight, The Hunger Games, and the later books in the Harry Potter series. There are no explicit sexual scenes or graphic violence, but Fen's not shy about swearing when she's under stress.