Author: Rosanne Bittner
Publisher: Diversion Publishing Corp.
Stolen kisses and secret reunions lead to a passion that civil war cannot sever in this glorious historical romance from the bestselling author of Caress. Beautiful, proud Audra Brennan feels like a stranger in a foreign land when she comes north from Louisiana to study music. But when she savors her first forbidden taste of desire in the arms of handsome lawyer Lee Jeffreys, his caresses spark a flame within her that burns away the differences between rebel and Yankee, all objections silenced by the fierce beating of two wild hearts falling impetuously, impossibly in love. Suddenly cannon fire shatters the country. Principled, impassioned, and committed to a nation united, Lee answers the call to fight against the Confederacy, while Audra hurries home to a plantation shadowed by the darkening cloud of war. But in the most terrible of circumstances, can either afford to surrender their heart? “Power, passion, tragedy and triumph are Rosanne Bittner’s hallmarks. Again and again, she brings readers to tears.” —RT Book Reviews
Author: Jennifer Blake
Beautiful young Melanie Johnston had every reason to hate Roland Donovan. It was this man who caused the death of her beloved grandfather. It was he who possessed her in a night of mischief and madness, forever staining her honor. It was he who drove away the well-horn suitor she was to have wed. There was only one way for Melanie to take revenge--she would marry him and then use her every feminine wile to destroy him. But Melanie did not dream then of the strength of her own hungers--and the weakness of her flesh!
Author: Peggy Hanchar, JoAnn Robb
A half-breed Nez Perce Indian, Sarah MacKenzie cannot help her growing attraction to Major Lucas Tahner, whose mission is to exterminate the Nez Perce Indians
Author: H.Y. Hanna
Publisher: Wisheart Press
She must unlock the past... But the truth could tear them apart. Leah thought she could be happy at last, starting a new life with Toran, but she is hiding a guilty secret--one that could destroy everything. Then Leah discovers that she is not the only one who wants the past to stay buried. There is someone else who is desperate to conceal the truth, someone who is not afraid to resort to murder... From the cold chill of London to the vibrant heat of Singapore, comes the explosive conclusion to Leah & Toran's story! This classic romantic mystery filled with intrigue and sizzling tension. The perfect escapist read! Each book in the series features a complete standalone mystery/suspense storyline but the romance is open-ended and not resolved until Book 3. TENDER DECEIT (Book 1) TENDER TREACHERY (Book 2) TENDER BETRAYAL (Book 3) KEYWORDS: romantic suspense series, friends to lovers, multicultural Singapore Asia travel mystery thriller, international thriller romance, womens fiction action adventure, amateur women sleuth, second chance romance, romantic thriller, romantic suspense, mystery romance, dark romantic suspense, classic romantic suspense, gothic romance Mary Stewart, traditional romantic suspense, woman-in-jeopardy
Author: Margo Lanagan
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Tender Morsels is a dark and vivid story, set in two worlds and worrying at the border between them. Liga lives modestly in her own personal heaven, a world given to her in exchange for her earthly life. Her two daughters grow up in this soft place, protected from the violence that once harmed their mother. But the real world cannot be denied forever—magicked men and wild bears break down the borders of Liga’s refuge. Now, having known Heaven, how will these three women survive in a world where beauty and brutality lie side by side? From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Ann Christopher
Publisher: Blue Iris Press
A sexy billionaire with a terrible secret. The vengeful reporter determined to expose it. An intensely emotional love affair... The Warner Family Secrets. Lies. Undeniable Passion. Billionaire Andrew Warner fiercely protects his family, their fortune and the one secret that threatens everything. Beautiful investigative reporter Viveca Jackson fiercely guards her true motivations for writing an exposé about the Warners. The one thing these two determined competitors never expected? The startling chemistry they experience at first sight… If you love sexy and emotional contemporary romance—especially enemies-to-lovers stories—read Tender Secrets today! “Ann Christopher gets it right every time. Emotional, page-turning reads and characters that stay with you long after you close the book.” —Lori Foster, NYT Bestselling Author “Ann Christopher’s gift with words will leave you captivated and breathless.” —Brenda Jackson, NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author
Author: Nicole S. Rouse
Publisher: Urban Books
For the past eleven years, Reverend J. Amanda King served as an anointed and powerful leader for the women's ministry of Faith Tabernacle Church. Though thousands of women have been blessed by her leadership, J. Amanda is most fond of the ministry she built with five of her sorority sisters. To them she is more than a spiritual leader and counselor. She is their sister and true friend. The bond of the sisterhood is tested when J. Amanda's old flame, "Hunky" Crawford, resurfaces and pleasant memories of their life together seem more appealing than the one she shares with her husband, David. In time, J. Amanda remembers why she ultimately chose David over Hunky, but is she too late? Hunky exposes secrets that threaten to destroy J. Amanda's relationship with her husband and line sisters forever and lead to a startling death. Will J. Amanda salvage her relationships and get her life back on track, or will she give up on God and accept the consequences for turning her back on her faith?
Author: H.Y. Hanna
Publisher: Wisheart Press
A second chance at love, a secret worth killing for... Leah leaves her life in London and moves halfway across the world to reunite with the handsome, enigmatic Toran James. But she's barely back in Singapore before she's plunged into a web of lies and intrigue. When she is invited to a secretive island retreat, she jumps at the chance to get answers. But Leah soon learns that if getting into the retreat is hard, getting out is almost impossible... This classic romantic mystery is Book 2 in H.Y. Hanna's three-part TENDER Mysteries. Each book features a complete standalone mystery/suspense storyline but the romance is open-ended and not resolved until Book 3. Books in this Series: TENDER DECEIT (Book 1) TENDER TREACHERY (Book 2) TENDER BETRAYAL (Book 3) KEYWORDS: romantic suspense, romantic thriller, mystery romance, modern gothic romance, Mary Stewart classic romantic suspense, traditional romantic suspense, woman-in-jeopardy, amateur detective, women sleuth, womens fiction action adventure, international mystrery thriller, second chance romance, Singapore Asia travel thriller mystery, mystery romance, dark romantic suspense, second chance romance, friends to lovers, first love, childhood sweethearts, beach vacation romance, island conspiracy cult thriller
Author: Laura Wexler
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Examines the work of such female photojournalists as Alice Austen, Jessie Tarbox Beals, and Frances Benjamin Johnston, arguing that they produced images that helped to reinforce the imperialistic ideals that were forming at the beginning of the 20th century.
Author: Helen Dunmore
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
A “magnificent, brave, tender” novel of post-WWII Russia from the author of The Siege—shortlisted for the Orwell Prize and Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (The Independent on Sunday). Leningrad 1952. Andrei, a young doctor, and Anna, a nursery school teacher, have forged a life together in the postwar, post-siege wreckage. But they know their happiness is precarious, like that of millions of Russians who must avoid the claws of Stalin’s merciless Ministry of State Security. When Andrei is forced to treat the sick child of a senior secret police officer, his every move is scrutinized, making it painfully clear that his own fate—and that of his family—is bound to the child’s. Trapped in an impossible game of life and death, Andrei and Anna must avoid the whispers and watchful eyes of those who will say and do anything to save themselves . . . With The Betrayal, internationally acclaimed author Helen Dunmore “vividly depicts the difficulty of living by principle in a tyrannical society, in which paranoia infects every act, and even ordinary citizens become instruments of terror” (The New Yorker). “An emotionally charged thriller, The Betrayal unfolds breathlessly and with great skill. . . . You don’t want to put it down. . . . Elegant yet devastating.” —The Seattle Times “With precise period detail and astute psychological insight, Dunmore brings the last months of Stalin’s reign to life and reminds us why some eras shouldn’t be forgotten.” —Publishers Weekly
Author: Francis Imbuga
Publisher: East African Publishers
First published in 1976, this play from one of Africa's foremost dramatists is in the classic cannon. It is an incisive examination of the problems of independence and freedom in post-colonial Africa states, where few believe they have a stake in the future. In the words of one of the characters: "It was better while we waited. Now we have nothing to look forward to. We have killed our past and are busy killing our future." Francis Imbuga is a playwright and actor. He is the recipient of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences Distinguished Professional Award in Play Writing.
Author: H.Y. Hanna
Publisher: Wisheart Press
"A perfect combination of suspense, mystery and love. A five star read." t was the phone call she had been dreading. Leah always knew that she would have to go back home one day but she never thought it would be like this. Was her father’s death really an accident or was it… murder? And who is the dark, handsome stranger who looks like the boy she once loved? He says he is Toran James… but how can that be when Toran was reported dead? As Leah begins to unravel the mystery of her father’s death and follow the trail of clues left for her, she finds that the past holds more secrets than she realised. A sinister Asian dagger. A cryptic message in a concealed safe. A beautiful woman with something to hide. And someone is watching her every move. Someone who wants to silence her… Someone who could be the man who was her first love – a man she is now falling in love with again… * This is the first part of Leah & Toran's story, which continues in TENDER TREACHERY (Book 2) Books in this Series: TENDER DECEIT (Book 1) TENDER TREACHERY (Book 2) TENDER BETRAYAL (Book 3) KEYWORDS: free book, freebie, free ebook, free promotion, romantic suspense, romantic thriller, mystery romance, modern gothic romance, Mary Stewart classic romantic suspense, traditional romantic suspense, woman-in-jeopardy, amateur detective, women sleuth, womens fiction action adventure, international mystrery thriller, second chance romance, Singapore Asia travel thriller mystery, mystery romance, dark romantic suspense, second chance romance, friends to lovers, first love, childhood sweethearts, beach vacation romance
Author: Joseph Nowinski
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Insight, explanations, and practical solutions for overcoming insecurity and sensitivity -- from a top psychologist In simple language, Joseph Nowinski explains that insecurity is not a flaw or shortcoming, but rather a personality trait that reflects both temperament and life experiences. And, most important, he shows how insecurity can be conquered so that one can thrive -- especially in work and love. The first book to investigate insecurity, The Tender Heart sheds light on its common causes and provides guidelines for overcoming the self-doubt, debilitating self-consciousness, and chronic lack of confidence that prevent many people from enjoying life to its fullest. Combining personality quizzes and case histories of people who have conquered their insecurities, The Tender Heart offers expert advice on: Healing insecurity Avoiding emotional predators who seek out sensitive people Coping with a tough-hearted partner or colleague Finding your emotional mate Raising children who are self-confident The Tender Heart is for anyone who has experienced times when their own insecurity or the insecurity of others has interfered with valued relationships or prevented them from realizing their potential.