Blaire is a freelance photographer on assignment. She is heading home to Texas, armed with her camera to do a photo feature for the Tribune. Taking photos of the dude ranch, she gets an eyeful of an uninhibited cowboy through her lens. The summer heat of Texas has nothing on the heat he generates in her.
Dan was expecting a photographer but not the sexy urban cowgirl that arrived. He knew it was hot out, he just hadn’t expected the hot and sexy woman to make him burn the minute he caught sight of her. One look and he had to quench this fire inside.
One touch between Dan and Blaire sparks a wildfire that burns hotter than the Texas summer and is just as hard to put out.
Octavia Leander, a young healer with incredible powers, has found her place among Miss Percival's medicians-in-training. Called to the frontlines of a never-ending war between Caskentia and the immoral Wasters, the two women must uncover the source of a devastating illness that is killing thousands of soldiers. But when Octavia's natural talents far outshine her teacher's, jealousy threatens to destroy their relationship—as time runs out to save the encampment.
Fans of Beth Cato's debut, The Clockwork Dagger, will love this journey into Octavia's past—as well as an exclusive excerpt from the sequel, The Clockwork Crown!
Where the art of improvisation meets the art of literature.“Colin Mochrie is a comedic and creative force to be reckoned with. Therefore, this book is a literary force to be reckoned with. If you are too lazy for reckoning, just read this book and everything will work out nicely.” —Brad Sherwood“Colin Mochrie is devastatingly handsome, perilously smart, and smells like warm maple syrup. Step inside his hilarious and complex mind, and abandon all hope.” —Aisha TylerBased on the improv game First Line, Last Line, Colin Mochrie of Whose Line is it Anyway? fame, puts a unique spin on works of classic literature. Taking the first line and last line from classic books and poems, Colin recasts these familiar stories in his own trademark offbeat style: A verbose coyote becomes the star of A TALE OF TWO CRITTERS Ishmael is a struggling actor hunting for a good hair day in MOBY A rainy day at home becomes a zombie-killing adventure in THE CAT AND MY DAD Mighty Casey strikes out again in CASEY AT THE BARThese stories, and many more, prove that no literary masterpiece is too big, or too small, for the improvisational comedy treatment.“I adore Colin Mochrie. I think he is brilliant, so talented AND a dear sweet man. Also, he’s funny as well and a good kisser!” —Florence Henderson“I love Colin. I love his voice. I love his lips. I love his eyeballs. His pecs. And the rest of him. I’m going to Paris with him soon.” — Richard Simmons
Big Charlie Pines knew his days in the Santa suit was almost over. His one wish was to make his son believe in the power of Christmas before his eyes closed for the last time. With the help of his favorite elf, Patience, together, they would restore Nick’s faith.
Patience Miller wasn’t sure what Sana wanted her to do to help his son, but she often taught the children at her orphanage to always have hope. She had a plan and she hoped it would work. Only if she could get Nick to believe in the magic of Christmas.
Every Picture Inspires A Story is a collection of twenty-one short stories, all of which have been inspired by (but are not based on) a particular painting. From David Hockney’s Pool And Steps to Van Gogh’s Two Peasant Women Digging Potatoes, the stories are as diverse as the artists’ brush strokes. Most of the tales have been set within the time frame of when the individual painting was created.
Whilst the featured paintings are fundamental as they have triggered the author’s imagination, they are by no means necessary for the reader’s understanding or enjoyment of these varied and colourful tales depicting contemporaneous adventures ranging from the 16th to the 21st century.
This is H A Howe’s third collection of short stories and lacks none of her unique style that always manages to captivate, and often surprises the reader with unexpected twists
A veritable feast of short stories to tempt the palate of the discerning reader, A Tale or Two and a Few More is a captivating collection of tales about humanity in all its guises. Here we have tales of love, loss, hope, compassion and forgiveness.
Catch a glimpse into the private and personal experience of a World War 1 survivor, and share momentarily, his pain as he revisits his past. Admire the work ethic of Matt, a police officer facing his worst nightmare. Rejoice at a family reunion that brought an extra sparkle to Christmas festivities, or laugh at the consequences for Emily, a young lawyer desperate to find love, but jumps to the wrong conclusion when the man of her dreams arrives.
These and many other characters are to be found within the pages of this collection.
The universe of the mind is a limitless expanse of wonders, filled with worlds and secrets that cannot be fully explored within the pages of a single novel. Here, science fiction's most beloved and highly honored writers revisit their best-known worlds in perhaps the greatest concentration of science fiction ever in one volume.