Jaci Eastman believes only reality can be photographed. So how can she photograph a man who doesn't exist in her time beside a carousel horse that doesn't exist in his? When Jaci is inadvertently drawn through time to 1874 while photographing a restored carousel from that period, she lands at Wildwood horse farm and must reply on the good graces of its owner, Nicholas Westbrooke. Nicholas is a man who likes routine, but Jaci unwittingly shatters his illusions about women, passion and love. She tells stories of flying machines and teaches science to his niece. She's outrageous in her dress, manners and language, and yet he finds her irresistible. Jaci has adjusted to life in the nineteenth century and finds herself falling in love with Nicholas. But when he begins carving the exact horse that transported her through time, will she use it to return to her present, or stay and create a new reality?
17-year-old Vija Skalbe wants to be an all-American girl-no matter how hard her parents try to impose their strict Latvian standards on her. She feels unsure of herself with one foot in each country. Then Nolan, a folksinger, steals her heart at a coffeehouse. When Nolan stops at their table, it's Vija's friend, Caprice, who does all the talking. But it is Vija who gets his phone number-and later the back seat of his motorcycle. Soon she is cruising from one adventure to another, dizzy with joy, her new-found freedom and the excitement of being with the kind of guy who is a challenge. It doesn't matter that Nolan wants everything his way. Or that he's constantly eyeing other girls. Or that he can be pouty and punitive. Or that he says she's seeing things all wrong. Until it does matter. But Vija's in so deep. Will he change? Will she deal with Nolan's controlling tactics, or is she too far under his spell?
Katie eagerly agrees to pretend she is Alex's girlfriend for the summer in order to protect his job. Amid sundrenched waves, they develop a friendship that is on the verge of turning romantic, when who should arrive but Nicole, Alex's old girlfriend. In three days, Nicole ruins Katie's relationship with Alex. So Katie gets involved with Logan, Nicole's handsome older brother, though Alex is the one for her. Soon enough Katie learns that fake romances can get out of hand and lead to complications she never imagined.
1907. A gold mining town in northern California is hardly the place for a member of the English aristocracy. When Lady Serena Buxton arrives in Cold Creek, she is shocked to find her husband, Lord Buxton, is missing. Everyone in town treats her as if she is already a widow. With no husband and no money, what is a lady to do? 1913. Lord and Lady Buxton's orderly lives are upset by Pinkerton Agent Stuart Montgomery's unexpected arrival at their estate in England. Montgomery is investigating suspicious deaths at an American aviation company. Will the Buxtons return with him to America and help him close the case? Or is this an excuse for Montgomery to renew a potentially scandalous association with Serena? 1918. Lord Randolph Buxton is fighting at the front during the closing months of World War 1. Lady Serena manages Buxton Hall which has been converted into a military hospital. When Randolph is reported missing in action, Serena is heartbroken but carries on with day-to-day duties while she awaits news of her husband. And then Randolph comes home. She married for love, but she does not know the man who returns to her. Will she be strong enough to hold together everything she most cherishes?
Felicity Beinfait has a problem. With no money to pay for her finishing school graduation, no dowry to attract a suitor and a tarnished lineage, it seems she will land in the gutters of London. Unwilling to face defeat she comes up with a plan to avenge her father and restore her family name. She can't seem to do anything right until she kidnaps the wrong brother and quickly finds herself unprepared for the task of holding one handsome, witty and unusual Duke hostage. Lord William Carnduff has spent his life keeping his younger wastrel of a brother from ending up destitute and has little time for fancy balls and simpering ladies. He much prefers the quiet solitude of the family hunting lodge. His plans don't include a wife, until she smacks him over the head with a skillet. Can a self-proclaimed chef and an admitted klutz mix up a batch of love, or will someone get burned before it is all done?
No one knows what happened to the little Princes of the Tower. That's what Dane, Paige, and Jack are told when they start working on a medieval documentary for Dane and Paige's filmmaker father. But then an ancient medallion transports them back to the fifteenth century and gives them a chance to discover the truth about the mysterious disappearance of young King Edward the Fifth and his brother Richard, Duke of York. But they'd better be careful. The princes are definitely in danger, and the person responsible for their disappearance just might decide that their new friends should disappear as well.
Jack Shadow. Because some days - the last thing you need is a good guy. He's heard them - every one of them. The jokes. They all start out the same. "See, this guy walks into a bar..." Well, that's not him. That guy who walked into a bar. He's the guy who walked out. It's not amnesia. Near as anyone knows, he just doesn't have a past. Near as anyone knows - or admits to. He doesn't walk round a corner, and some guy from a car shoots at him because of something he did long ago. Sure. Guys shoot at him. Hell, women too. But not for long ago. Mostly for last week. Where 'last week' is any week you choose. No, he just walked out of a bar. Were there piles of dead bodies behind him? A stacked deck he was dealing, or one he was dealt? He doesn't know. Or care. But they were waiting, and they took him. The Dragon. Took him to make a difference. To wait for the time a beat of a gnat's wing could change tomorrow. And Jack's the gnat. Jack walked out of a bar. The rest - the rest will be history. Some day. Not that he'll be in it. Nobody remembers the gnats. Not if they did their job right. And Jack's the best there is.
Sixteen - with a bullet. That's what Maya's Mom calls her. It's the sort of name you get when your Mom works for an Agency so secret it doesn't actually exist. Not that Maya minds. As far as she's concerned a pink Glock and a short skirt solve pretty much any problem, especially male ones. So new town, a new school? No big deal. She's been there, done that and mostly blown someone's head off in the process. There's nothing Maya doesn't know about the family business. Thing is, the Cute Guy in the front row won't stay dead, yesterday's getting a bad habit of turning into tomorrow and Maya's starting to think she doesn't know jack. She doesn't - but she's going to find out real soon. Because Jack's back. Jack and Maya. Maya and Jack. Someone's gonna die. Someone has to live. So sit down, put your head between your knees and kiss your pasts goodbye.
The discovery of an old book provides more information on the medallion, but Paige and Dane will soon be returning to Canada and know it will be several months before they can make another time trip with their cousin Jack. Then, amidst all the preparations for Grantie Etta's one hundred and fifth birthday party, strange things start to happen. As a result Jack, too, must go to Canada. Once there, it soon becomes apparent that the only way for the Time Rose Travellers to stop the increasingly distressing alterations to their modern-day lives is to venture far into the Okangan Valley's past and locate the syilx girl who has the legendary Arcanus Piece.
Walking the ocean front near their property, Keeghan and Will find a bottle containing a portrait of a royal family dated in the 19th century. This inspires an ongoing dream. Princess Natasha grew up knowing her parents wanted another boy, not a daughter. Raised in a sheltered environment, her only friends were her brothers and Nanny. An innocent swim brings a chance encounter, where she discovers a different life exists beyond the walls of the castle. Underprivileged children become her salvation and she dreams of a better life, a normal life. Conflicted, Natasha must risking hurting her family to help them. Told the story is important to her, Keeghan is determined to learn why it dominates her subconscious.
Trisha Watts has a past she'd rather forget. She lost a career and nearly her life in an accident that sapped her confidence and haunts her dreams. The world famous Calgary Stampede presents a welcome diversion, but her past catches up with her in a way she could never have imagined. One more big rodeo win will fulfill all champion steer wrestler Cameron Carter's ambitions but when he meets green-eyed, long-legged Trisha his ambitions turn to wrestling of another kind. Is this cowboy too hot for her to handle? From the pristine wilderness of the Rocky Mountains to the thundering applause of the Stampede Grounds, Trisha fights her growing attraction to Cameron - a man who sweeps her off her feet one minute then ignores her. Not trusting her heart, Trisha can barely wait for the Stampede to finish so she can go home, never expecting that Cameron will cross an ocean to track her down. Will she believe this determined cowboy's explanation? Or will she close the door on what could be the love of her life?Trisha Watts has a past she'd rather forget. She lost a career and nearly her life in an accident that sapped her confidence and haunts her dreams. The world famous Calgary Stampede presents a welcome diversion, but her past catches up with her in a way she could never have imagined. One more big rodeo win will fulfill all champion steer wrestler Cameron Carter's ambitions but when he meets green-eyed, long-legged Trisha his ambitions turn to wrestling of another kind. Is this cowboy too hot for her to handle? From the pristine wilderness of the Rocky Mountains to the thundering applause of the Stampede Grounds, Trisha fights her growing attraction to Cameron - a man who sweeps her off her feet one minute then ignores her. Not trusting her heart, Trisha can barely wait for the Stampede to finish so she can go home, never expecting that Cameron will cross an ocean to track her down. Will she believe this determined cowboy's explanation? Or will she close the door on what could be the love of her life?
Banished from his homeland for a crime he didn't commit, Thorvald Stronghawk knows selling the Frisian beauty he's captured will bring him the blood money needed to regain his good name. When the man who accused Thorvald of the crime is the one buying Gisela, Thorvald must decide what he wants more: To recover his reputation among his fellow countrymen, or tame the woman who has vowed to hate him forever for destroying her home and family. Gisela of Falkenstead realizes the handsome, self assured Viking views her as nothing more than chattel to be bought and sold rather than a woman with a life and mind of her own. Although her head tells her to escape the man she thinks is nothing more than a savage murderer, her heart has other ideas.
He only wanted to steal her company. She only wanted Not to fall in love with him. Both had dark secrets they didn't want revealed. All Roy wanted to do was seduce Julia-Rae and convince her to sell him her company. Julia-Rae wanted to shut him out of her heart like every other man that got close. Only what do you do when you fall in madly in love with the enemy and the enemy with you. Will the dark secrets they hold tear you apart?
Once upon a time in the beleaguered land of Lothria... A princess under a magical aura, her absent-minded sorcerer grandfather; a conflicted warrior prince; a young ne'er-do-well who finds an unlikely friend while on an impossible quest; an imprisoned queen, her betrayed king, their enchanted son and his beautiful enchantress; half-human man-eating rebel slaves; a band of blood-thirsty assassins...and Tachlanad, the legendary Sword of Names, missing for generations. When the queen receives an omen, it can mean only one thing: the fate of all she loves hangs in the balance. The land and its people will topple into chaos if a tenuous alliance cannot be preserved. Her husband misled by sinister forces, her son gone missing, she sends her daughter and father on a journey far to the west to reach the impregnable stronghold of "the True King in Hiding." There they will seal the truce with her marriage to the old king's unwilling son and unite against the evil power that seeks to subjugate them. Unless the Imperon has his way. An epic fantasy adventure for young adult and adult readers, The Return of Tachlanad is the first book in the "Sword of Names" series.
of absence from the Newville Police Department to fix the things he hadn't seen when his life flashed before his eyes. Despite longing to close Wild Blue Mysteries, he's stuck doing surveillance in the summer heat on a domestic case. When his former patrol partner asks for help to solve a series of murders, Danny agrees never thinking the two cases would collide. Happy to stay at home and earn a living as a mystery writer, Lucy Stephen is under pressure to find a real job and learn to stand on her own. She never wrote about murder until her husband left. When her ex-husband takes their kids on vacation then disappears, Lucy has to push past her fears.
On his sixteenth birthday Phillipe Chabot is told that his brother-in-law has hired him to be a voyageur. He will be paddling west from Montreal to Grade Portage to trade supplies with the Indians for furs. He is overjoyed and receives all the appropriate clothing from his family as birthday gifts, even a tobacco pouch. As the loaded canoe brigade gets ready to leave, his cousin, Jeanne, accepts the proposal of marriage yelled at her by the clerk who is going along to keep track of the trading. Unfortunately, disaster strikes the brigade as the men paddle the rivers, make their portages, and get onto the sometimes violent and unforgiving Lake Superior. In Montreal, the city is ravished by a fire and death is everywhere.
Lauren Staab knew there would be dead bodies around when she returned home. After all, her family is in the funeral business, Staab and Blood Funeral Home. Still, finding an extra body on the floor of the garage between the hearse and the flower car shocked her. Lauren's plan to return to her hometown to help care for her mother and keep the books for the funeral home suddenly turns upside down in a struggle to prove she and her family are not guilty of murdering the man. But will the real killer return for her, her dad, her brother? Her mother's secrets, a killer, a handsome policeman, and a shadow man muddle up her intention to have a simple life. Welcome home, Lauren!
Convinced her dream is based on something historic, modern day couple William and Keeghan fly to Kassima to search through university archives. With hopes that the orphanage still exists, seeing the building would make the trip perfect. Keegan's dream continues. Hope and Stewart move into the orphanage. Having read the diary, Hope desperately wants the world to evolve according to her dreams. Mother Nature rears her ugly side, leaving Hope powerless as the people she loves put their lives in jeopardy. Will her family survive? Digging deep, she must find an inner strength. She risks her own life, ignoring her doctor's warning, attempting to have a family. Is there a future for the Donovans?
A loud, hissing sound filled the air. The unicorns looked up, their eyes filled with horror. Azaria, a unicorn colt, is intrigued when the young, clairvoyant dinosaur, Darius, foresees a terrifying change to their world. When a giant fireball smashes into the earth, the unicorns struggle to survive the hurricanes and starvation that follow. But nothing compares to the danger when the creatures-that-walk-on-two-legs settle in the valley, and their leader discovers the healing power in the unicorns' horns. Greedy and ruthless, Ishmael will stop at nothing in his pursuit of wealth - even the complete extinction of the herd. Azaria must find a way to outsmart Ishmael before it's too late.
Abby Colton knew she'd been asked to teach at the reservation school only because they couldn't find a better candidate. According to Cat Tallman, a better candidate would have been native American instead of a white woman. Determined to fight her in every way he could, there were moments when a look, even a touch, threatened his resolve and tested Abby's certainty that letting him get too close would be a very foolish pleasure. Whether right or wrong, these two face a bumpy ride.
Waging war on the mob may not be smart, but Jordan VanDien and architect Ethan Caldwell are after the men who, years earlier, destroyed Jordan's family and now threaten Ethan's future. Scarred by childhood trauma, the two loners never expected to battle an unwanted attraction. Yet hard as they try to fight their feelings, a common purpose and shared danger ignite a spark that grows to a flame neither can deny. In their quest for justice, will they let that fire die or can the beauty with a dark past and the guilt-laden Aussie transplant find a haven in each other's arms?
When Callie Patterson roars into Blue Sky, New Mexico, on her Harley she disturbs more than the quiet of the dying gold mining town. She unnerves the townsfolk who want to reopen a long dead mine that conflicts with her plan to turn her family's Victorian mansion into a tourist haven and art colony . She stirs up old memories for Mercedes Gunn who fears the discovery of long-held secrets, and for Fernando Moreno, once the love of her now-deceased grandmother. Most of all, she shakes up the mostly well-ordered future that sheriff Luc Moreno has planned to protect his own family and their home. Being on opposite sides of the valley's future threatens a growing attraction. Will it ultimately destroy any hope for love to blossom?
To scatter her brother's ashes over the Narmada River, Fabienne leaves France for the mysterious India of her childhood dreams. As she awakens to a newfound spirituality, unexpected visions of a former life during the Raj stir ancient yearnings for a long lost passion. Mukunda, the palace architect Fabienne loved a century and a half ago, lives again as an American engineer and works on the local dam project. As Fabienne falls in love again with India and the man of her destiny, the tapestry of her previous life unfolds. But, in the karmic land of the blue gods, a ruthless foe lies in wait. The Kali worshiper, who murdered the two lovers in a faraway past, has come back through the centuries to thwart their dream once more.
Sixty years after the unicorns' narrow escape from extinction, Azaria's Legacy has gone wrong. The new generation barely exists, hidden in the depths of the forest. Their cruel and ruthless leader, Icarus, threatens them daily with Jaresh, an invisible being capable of taking away their powers. Angry, the young colt Ulysees and his friend Téo rebel, following an old, abandoned trail where they're discovered by humans. Now the entire herd must flee. But Ulysees learns there's a far greater danger than humans when he meets a giant creature who warns him of impending doom...