A fictional account of life in the Navy aboard a cargo ship. The main character is Lieutenant Bob Cantley, a maverick Navy Supply Corps officer. The story takes place in the 1980’s when racial tensions were high and the Navy’s social norms were changing. It takes readers from Bob’s Cantley’s entry into the Navy through his first ship and then onward to his final ship. the USS SAN CLEMENTE where he meets up with a ruthless Navy Skipper, Captain Martin Manzack who is known as the “SPINE RIPPER.” The Skipper is an abusive drunk and hates everyone, including supply officers and all minorities. A murder takes place on board the SAN CLEMENTE. This novel sheds light on the way sailors behave during deployments, how they think, and the lives they lead while deployed. It also reflects on the many moral and ethical dilemmas that face sailors in the U.S. Navy. When Lt. Cantley meets Captain Manzack for the first time he realizes his career is doomed. There is intrigue, sex, mayhem, mischief, and too many crimes that will make your head spin. A courts-martial ensures at the end of the book and you will never be able to guess the outcome. Initial responses about the books content by a retired supply corps rear admiral said the book has a great ending, while the Chairman Chairman of Board for the Centre for Study of Intelligence Operations says this book…”Is just awesome!” An active duty female Captain said, “The book is spot on with the language and way people acted in the 80s, and the book also had a great ending!”
Asking the simple question, what if; the answer is conveyed in 13 short stories where ONeal pushes the limits of imagination, as in “August 14, 2022”, when a man awakens one morning, knowing when his life will end in the future, and in the story “9 Lives”, when a cats devoted love of a little girl, is willing to sacrifice each of its nine lives to protect her from danger. In “The Shadow”, a malevolent spirit of a six year old girl, long dead, wanting to return to the living world, by taking over the body of another six year old girl, Ten years later!. With the combination of fantasy, the paranormal, ghosts, sci-fi horror, and the unexplained, ONeal’s characteristic dark humor, with a savory taste for the macabre and the unknown, extends the bounds of the predictable, and brings the reader to the brink of sanity and insanity, loneliness and friendship, and into the horrors of human and inhuman existence.
Fans of Dean Koontz, Stephen King, Michael Crichton, and tv shows like “Amazing Tales”, and “The Twilight Zone”, will enjoy this anthology of unique and diverse stories, where some may leave you breathless. What If, celebrates the mysteries of the world and the unexplained that encompasses each of our minds, and articulates how fast time flies. Never forget that time has been the most valuable thing we can spend, ONeal says, so spend it wisely, and don’t throw it away.
Think and Act Out of The Box by Manuel Manero
Success in life is an option. This book is a “manual” of behaviours, attitudes and procedures that you must develop if you want to have a successful life.
All that you are going to “drink” serves a single purpose: to live a more gratifying life with whom you love. And for that to happen, you have to transform yourself into that person, that leader, that idol that everyone admires and will want to follow.
Aware that much more is needed than reading a simple work to live a “great” life, I want with these pages to light the flame of “belief” that each of us has inside, so that the process of transformation occurs Of course, and that all “growing pains” be accepted as part of our “program” for a life of accomplishment.
In the ever green island of the Apocalypse, in Patmos, young Sophia begins the journey of her life. Through the pain due to the loss of her mother Sophia discovers parts of herself that will lead her to far away America. Not even a loving relationship can keep the young doctor away from her ambitious plans. There is something though that she does not take into account; something that will change and destroy every bit of her soul. The battle will be grave and there will be victims on both sides of the Atlantic. However, the strength that stems from the heart is unbelievably catalytic and capable to bring all kinds of changes.
Tells of love at the turn of the 1800’s.Isabella falls in love with a common gardener when her family move from The Peak District to Kent.
Their relationship is conducted in secret as her wealthy family members would never have allowed the liaison.
Trauma and sadness become a prominent feature through the rest of the story and the huge divide between rich and poor is both fascinating and well described.
She thought ghosting meant blocking someone on Twitter
Trust fund princess Keira’s life is about to implode. She’s just been kicked out of school—again. Mom and even Daddy have had it with her and have not only cancelled the lease on her absolutely adorable Greenwich Village pied a terre, they’re kicking her out of her home!
“No, Keira—you need to grow up and start doing something with your life. We’re at our wits end. You have to go live with your grandmother Pamela.”
“I don’t have a grandma named Pamela.”
“Yes, yes you do.”
And so… banished, banished to Canada of all places, Keira has to meet a grandmother she never knew existed. Who is…batshit crazy. Seriously.
The old biddy thinks she sees ghosts.
She wants Keira to call her ‘Nana’.
She’ll call her ‘GM’, but that’s it. After all, the old woman couldn’t be bothered to visit in all of her 23 years, and now she expects to be called ‘Nana’. No way, Jose. No damn way. And she’s as bossy as the General Manager of a store Keira worked at, so the best ‘Grand Mother’ will get is ‘GM’. She can take it or leave it—which is more choice than Keira’s had!
Eerie things start to happen to Keira almost as soon as she goes through the door of GM’s home. It starts with something as stupid as her clothes being folded and put away…when nobody’s there.
When someone invades her room and fools around with her digital camera and leaves strange pictures on it, things get weirder.
Then Keira starts having her own strange experiences. It’s as if she could read a person’s mind! But that’s crazy.
Too soon, GM comes out with the truth to Keira. Why she’s been brought to Canada, and what Keira’s true nature is.
It involves ghosts.
Laws of Engagement for dealing with an Ex:
Rule #1: Don’t give into temptation for a kiss just to see if they taste the same.
Rule #2: No clothing removal. Seriously, don’t take them off.
Twelve years and too many pairs of stilettos later, Shaelyn Lawrence is back where she started: New Orleans. She’s returned only to take care of her grandmother, and after that? She’s out, hopefully long before she sees irresistible Brady Taylor, the boy who stomped all over her heart. But when a family member approaches her for help, there’s only one person she can to turn to…and he’s just as infuriatingly sexy as she remembers. Oh boy.
New Orleans Detective Brady Taylor has his sights on the finish line: getting promoted to sergeant. Nothing, and no one, is getting in his way–except that he didn’t prepare for her return, the girl who left him without a word. Resisting Shaelyn has never been his strong suit, and now all he can think about is stripping her out of her f*ck-me heels and kissing the lipstick off her sassy mouth. And when she asks him for help, he’s forced to decide between his career and the woman he’s never stopped loving.
Rule #3: Don’t even think about falling in love again…
SAY YOU’LL BE MINE is the first full-length novel in the NOLA Heart series, but can be read as a standalone. If you like quirky characters, hot cops, and steamy scenes that will have you fanning your kindle, then you’re in the right place. Things are about to get hot down in the Big Easy…
Divorce a husband, lose a career … grapple with a murder.
TV journalist Elizabeth “E.M.” Danniher will tell you she committed two sins — she didn’t stay young, and she made an enemy of a powerful news executive — her ex. She used to break national news. Now her top story as the “Helping Out!” reporter at dinky KWMT-TV in Sherman, Wyoming is getting a defective toaster repaired.
Tough, funny and determined, Elizabeth wrestles with isolation, keeping a professional edge, and an evolving self-image. Is Wyoming — the land of cattle, cowboys, tumbleweeds, and fewer than six people per square mile — her new home or a road to permanent obscurity?
Soon she’s in a battle of wills with ex-football player turned journalist Mike Paycik, who might see her as a handy rung on his career ladder or a romantic partner or both. And there’s the matter of a deputy sheriff—missing or murdered? Elizabeth finds herself investigating at the insistence of a girl who’s set on proving her father’s innocence. Not that enigmatic rancher Thomas Burrell makes investigating easy for an amateur detective.
But Elizabeth won’t fade to black without a fight, no matter how final some might want to make her SIGN OFF.
Don’t miss any of the Caught Dead in Wyoming series by USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn
Murder, Mysteries, Humor, a Hint of Romance
Cold Open, coming in August
What readers are saying about SIGN OFF:
“This is one of those books that you want to stop everything to read while hoping it never ends.”
“Sign Off is a brisk, enthralling page-turner” – P.B. Ryan, bestselling author
“That was fun”
“Colorful characters, intriguing, intelligent mystery, plus the state of Wyoming leaping off every page.” – Emilie Richards, USA Today Bestselling Author
“Be prepared for lots of twist and turns.”
“I read it in one sitting. I hadn’t planned it that way, but just couldn’t stop.”
“The characters were a mix of funny, sad, and quirky and were totally believable. There was just enough humor to lighten the story, but not to disrespect the seriousness of crime.”
“Stuff the right to remain silent; you have the right to complain!”
Comically charming and delightfully wry, “Ain’t it Awful” is a laugh out loud tour of all things unsatisfactory!! This lighthearted, tongue in cheek, look at everything that is wrong with the world is a must read for anyone who loves to laugh in the face of human foible!
Learn all about how & why we complain, how to complain successfully and how to deal with other people’s incessant whining. Find new and fun things to complain about, and discover the joys of having a good hard moan yourself. After all, Comedy truly is the whiner’s art form!!
A gem among comedy books, just love it – J T Witherow
I am a pretty serious person and not usually into comedy books, but this book made me laugh really hard. There is so much truth in it – Cathy Black
As a grumpy old bastard, my wife bought this for me as some kind of hint for my birthday, but we both ended up laughing at how ridiculous the world is, it has made her much more tolerant of my complaining. – Charles Ross
As funny books go I just love this, it’s not only hilariously funny, it’s wonderfully well observed –Michelle Jackson
Millions of readers have fallen in love with Ava’s bestselling books…come join the family.
International Bestselling Author Ava Miles presents a sweet and emotional love story about two people who should be wrong for each other but turn out to be so right. Chosen as Best Book of the Year and connected to Ava’s bestselling small town Dare Valley series, this romance will warm your hearts and curl your toes.
When famous–and infamous–country singer rock star Rye Crenshaw saunters into the diner where she cooks, Tory Simmons is certain she’s got him pegged. He’s a bad boy Alpha male who indulges himself in all things, women included. But while she couldn’t care less about country music or arrogant men, Rye makes her an offer she can’t refuse when he asks her to be his private chef on his multi-city concert tour. The job is the answer to all her prayers: it will clear out her debt and finance the fresh start she desperately needs.
Rye is certain his sassy new cook is the last woman who’d ever tempt him, but spending time with the wholesome girl next door will do wonders for his damaged public image, whether she likes being forced into the spotlight or not. Her food also happens to be the best he’s ever eaten, both comforting and seductive. But spending time with Tory on the road shows him a new side to her–one that’s as impossible to resist as her food. And when an emergency in his family whisks him home, he does the one thing he’s never risked: he lets a woman into his heart…
Soon the emotions Rye faked for the tabloids become all too real, but will the country heaven he’s found in Tory’s arms survive in the real world?
“Ava’s story is witty and charming.” Barbara Freethy #1 New York Times Bestselling Author on Nora Roberts Land
“On par with Nicholas Sparks’ love stories.” Jennifer’s Corner Blog
“The constant love, and the tasteful sexual interludes, bring a sensual, dynamic tension to this appealing story.” Publisher’s Weekly
“I am adding Ava Miles to my list of always reads like Susan Mallery, Jill Shalvis, Kristen Ashley, and NORA ROBERTS.” Marjay’s Reading Blog
“Miles’ story savvy, sense of humor, respect for her readers and empathy for her characters shine through…” USA Today on The Gate to Everything
“Get snipped,” they said.
“It will solve all your problems,” they said.
Famous last words…
Five years ago, it was love at first sight. Now, Ted and Iris live on autopilot as tumbleweeds roll through their bedroom. The lack of sex is driving him crazy. Iris’s solution to their sexual woes: get snipped.
Kunal and Ray, Ted’s best friends and sworn enemies of Iris, agree with her for once. All roads seem to lead to a surgical solution, but Ted’s not going there… until an explosive argument changes everything. A vasectomy seems like Ted’s only play to win Iris back.
After a series of mishaps involving his precocious next-door neighbor, some ill-conceived decisions, and an unexpected meeting, Ted risks losing everything important in his life, including his nuts.
With its bawdy humor and unexpected twists, Snipped will have you laughing out loud as you root for Ted to find the love he’s been missing.
Loved The 40 Year Old Virgin, American Pie, and High Fidelity? Laugh out loud today with Snipped, because who doesn’t love a sometimes raunchy, sometimes cringe-worthy comedy.
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(A Love Again Novel Standalone Book) “It’s laugh out loud funny.” Inspired by a true story. An Amazon #1 Bestseller!
Would you travel the world with a perfect stranger? Fasten your seat belts for an emotional journey filled with humor and adventure. Bachelor & newscaster Pete McCarney buys two plane tickets for a trip around the world with his girlfriend, but they split up shortly before the trip, and he can’t get a refund. In a gutsy last minute move, Pete goes on social media asking for women with his girlfriend’s exact name to join him on the trip. Twenty-one women apply, and the ensuing interview process is both awkward and hilarious. When he finally chooses a feisty, headstrong, recently-divorced lawyer, he has no idea what to expect from their world-wide adventures – and neither does Allie James. She has pretty much sworn off men since her divorce. Will either of them get the vacation they were so desperately hoping for? Read The Ticket, and travel with Pete and Allie around the world today.
What readers are saying:
“Laugh out loud funny.”
“The most enjoyable book I’ve read in a long time.”
“I did not put it down once I started it.”
“What a fun book, filled with love, pain, devotion and a whole lot of other emotions.”
“Her characters are very real, and could be your friends and family.”
“Another slam dunk for Heather Grace Stewart!”
Kobo Writing Life Award Shortlisted
“Heather Grace Stewart is an author to watch out for.” Quebec Life Magazine
Contains mature themes and language.
An exceptional storyteller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr beautifully captures the emotionally charged, complex dynamics that come with being part of any family. Readers will laugh and shed a few tears as they discover what it means to be loved, supported and accepted by the people who mean the most.
Having left the military, Dakota Jones is at a crossroads in his life. With his elder brother and youngest sister happily settled in Sullivan’s Crossing, he shows up hoping to clear his head before moving on to his next adventure. But, like every visitor to the Crossing, he’s immediately drawn to the down-to-earth people and the seemingly simple way of life.
Dakota is unprepared for how quickly things get complicated. As a newcomer, he is on everyone’s radar—especially the single women in town. While he enjoys the attention at first, he’s really only attracted to the one woman who isn’t interested. And spending quality time with his siblings is eye-opening. As he gets to know them, he also gets to know himself and what he truly wants.
When all the Jones siblings gather for a family wedding, the four adults are drawn together for the first time in a way they never were as children. As they struggle to accept each other, warts and all, the true nature and strength of their bond is tested. But all of them come to realize that your family are the people who see you for who you really are and love you anyway. And for Dakota, that truth allows him to find the home and family he’s always wanted.
READERS LOVE THIS USA TODAY ‘HAPPY EVER AFTER’ RECOMMENDED ROMANCE.
“By far my favorite novel of the year.”
“An instant classic.”
“Timeless. Tragic. Beautiful.”
Have you taken The Irish Cowboy challenge?
“I challenge anyone not to cry tears of joy when reading this book. Loved it. Would make a beautiful movie.” -Deanna Foss
The government wanted his land. He just wanted to be left alone.
Hap Wilkes is a spiritually fractured Montana rancher facing a painful past, an increasingly uncertain future, who now fights with everything left in a broken and failing body to keep the one thing still left to him – his pride.
The Irish Cowboy is a family drama spanning decades from the time of lost love, to a family found, and finally spiritual redemption and the always-present human yearning for love and forgiveness that marks the most personal novel to date from bestselling author D.W. Ulsterman.
If you read just one story this year you have to make it The Irish Cowboy!
READERS CHEER THE IRISH COWBOY!
- “The Irish Cowboy is a 10 STAR NOVEL – MY HIGHEST PRAISE! The author has outdone himself!” -PatrioticGrandma
For Noelle Holiday, nothing good ever happens at Christmas.
December isn’t filled with the magic and joy for Noelle, just the looming dread she’s about to lose something else dear to her. Will she ever be rid of her Christmas curse?
When she adopts an injured shelter dog, she discovers the love of her life… a Golden Retriever named Abby. Perhaps being single is God’s plan for her, but at least she isn’t alone.
Her meddling family, however, is convinced she needs a man in her life. They introduce her to two irresistible men who couldn’t be more alike. Or more different. Both men sweep into her life, testing her faith, and stirring up desire and confusion in equal measure.
If she can just get through this humbug holiday without another heartache!
This sweet Christmas Romance tells the story of a believer, struggling to implement her faith in her everyday walk and battling fear to find the agape love that drives it away.
BONUS: Within this book you will find a link to hear an original song, a replay of the event which takes place in the story. Enjoy!
Books by Tamie Dearen
The Best Girls Series:
The Best is Yet to Come
Her Best Match
Best Dating Rules
Best Foot Forward
Best Laid Plans
A Rose in Bloom
Fall Into Romance Boxed Set
Noelle’s Golden Christmas
Haley’s Hangdog Holiday
Shara’s Happy New-foundland Year
Holiday, Inc. Christian Romance Boxed Set
The Alora Series – YA/Fantasy
Alora: The Wander-Jewel
Alora: The Portal
Alora: The Maladorn Scroll
When it comes to affairs of the heart, there’s no place like home
Jill Strathern left sleepy Los Lobos for the big city years ago, thinking she’d never be back. But now, contrary to all her plans, she finds herself running a small law practice in her hometown. And not only that, but Mac Kendrick, a burned-out LAPD cop and Jill’s longtime crush, is also back in town.
Mac may have rejected Jill back in high school, but neither of them can deny the attraction between them. And he quickly finds that being in Jill’s company is more than a little complicated. With Mafia dons, hovering social workers, angry exes and one quirky eight-year-old taking up Jill’s time, Mac will have to decide if the perfect storm of drama will actually result in the perfect match.
The last thing either of them wanted was to fall in love.
Ethan Thomas is disillusioned after selling his company for billions and discovering all the people he cared about are now only interested in him for his money. Needing to get away, he heads to a campground in Sweet Mountain, Montana. It’s the off-season and he is assured all the other cabins will be empty. He’s after complete solitude which is why the last thing he needs is a city-slicker faux camper in the cabin next door. Especially one who doesn’t even know how to boil water over an open fire.
Lily Ryder doesn’t even know how to boil water over an open fire. Or on a stove for that matter. But she can’t pass up the opportunity for a big promotion at the newspaper where she works. All she has to do is spend one week at a campground and she’ll steal the job right out from under the nose of her rival. Camping, even in a cabin, turns out to be a lot hard than she expected, but the last person she’s going to turn to for help is the Neanderthal that almost shot her dog.
They could just ignore each other, but Sweet Mountain is hiding a secret, one that could change both their plans forever.