"Cocooning, The Butterfly" is Book 1 of the coming "Circle B Ranch Series"
910 pages ebook pages of evocative emotion
EVOCATIVE ~ IRREVERSIBLY CAPTIVATING!
"An adrenalin pumping and evocative experience. This is the stuff of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, where carefully crafted and beautifully constructed fiction is irreversibly captivating." – REVIEW by C.M. Bennis, Novelist
BOOK QUOTE ~
"I love you, Butterfly. I will never hurt you, and I will never leave you alone to fend away the pain. I promise."
If Halya had known what the Knight Riders stood for, against, and their protection, would she have experienced the trauma and heartache that she had gone through? Possibly, but that is not what happened or how it was. Sheltered and innocent to the biker reality that swarms around her, the family did what they had to do, to save her from certain death. The Demons want her dead, will stop at nothing, but they have to find her first.
A naive orphan at 17, bullied, beaten, molested, raped, battered, and broken. Faith gave her the strength to search for the man she dreams of. This is Halya's story; what she went through and how she overcame a painful existence. Love, protection, shelter, warmth, and tenderness, could The Buffalo's destiny in "Cocooning, The Butterfly" save her mind from the madness of trauma?
Knight Rider Law rules the biker world, yet as time passes and tempers flare, war is inevitable. A biker's feud became a long-standing crusade to safeguard the ownership of a multimillion-dollar ranch and its fortunes. One boy and one girl were born to achieve the promise of the old men of long ago, but time is also the enemy. Will she survive, find the man in her nightly dreams, escape Hell, and remain sane?
“Medieval fans have a real treat in store in Dodd’s newest. Dodd fashions her hero and heroine with such candor and wit that it tempts the imagination.” —Publishers Weekly
A Lady’s Choice
Only desperation can make strong-willed Lady Alisoun hire Sir David of Radcliffe to protect her castle. He had once been a hero renowned for his brave daring and knightly skills. But few know what he has been doing these past years.
A Hero Again
At George’s Cross estate, Sir David does indeed discover danger afoot. But the danger that surprises him most is how quickly his own well-protected heart is falling to a fiery damsel who brings him to his knees. When put to the test, he must make a sacrifice. But will he lose his heart . . . or his life?
Praise for Christina Dodd
“Nobody writes historical romance better.” —Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times–bestselling author
“A joy to read.” —Laura Kinsale, New York Times–bestselling author
“Treat yourself to a fabulous book—anything by Christina Dodd.” —Jill Barnett, New York Times–bestselling author
His promise will cost him far more than he imagined.
Guilt has defined Luke Dempsey's life, but it was self-destructiveness that landed him in prison. When his friend and fellow inmate lay dying shortly before Luke's release, the older man revealed he left a string of clues for his daughter, Finley, that will lead her to the treasure he's hidden. Worried that she won't be the only one pursuing the treasure, he gains Luke's promise to protect her until the end of her search.
Spunky and idealistic, Finley Sutherland is the owner of an animal rescue center and a defender of lost causes. She accepts Luke's help on the treasure hunt while secretly planning to help him in return--by coaxing him to embrace the forgiveness he's long denied himself.
As they draw closer to the final clue, their reasons for resisting each other begin to crumble, and Luke realizes his promise will push him to the limit in more ways than one. He'll do his best to shield Finley from unseen threats, but who's going to shield him from losing his heart?
Too beautiful and too enchanting not to attract the young man her cousin charlotte hoped to marry – Melinda felt only withering hatred from the family that had taken her in. Penniless and therefore of no consequence, she would be married off to the highest bidder – a lecherous old friend of her uncle’s. After a brutal beating, she had no choice but to flee – to the callousness and terrors of Victorian London – and into the clutches of a seemingly kindly woman who offered her lodgings for the night. Drugged and locked in, she then receives a fantastic offer of five hundred guineas to pretend to marry the notorious Marquis of Chard.
How Melinda accepts this extraordinary proposal, how she is shocked by the Marquis and his friends and how she saves his life, is all told in this thrilling and passionate romance.
Selah Hopewell seems to be the only woman in the Virginia colony who has no wish to wed. True, there are too many men and far too few women in James Towne. But Selah already has her hands full assisting her father in the family's shop. And now she is in charge of an incoming ship of tobacco brides who must be looked after as they sort through their many suitors.
Xander Renick is perhaps the most eligible tobacco lord in the settlement. His lands are vast, his crops are prized, and his position as a mediator between the colonists and the powerful Powhatan nation surrounding them makes him indispensable. But Xander is already wedded to his business and still grieves the loss of his wife, daughter of the Powhatan chief.
Can two fiercely independent people find happiness and fulfillment on their own? Or will they discover that what they've been missing in life has been right in front of them all along?
Bestselling and award-winning author Laura Frantz takes you to the salty shores of seventeenth-century Virginia in this exploration of pride, honor, and the restorative power of true love.
The Bargain Bride is the thrilling tale of beautiful young Aleda, who is brought through no fault of her own from riches to the brink of ruin… Of her dashing but irresponsible brother the Earl of Blakeney whose profligacy has brought him perilously close to debtors’ gaol… Of fabulously wealthy Social climber Doran Winton, who cynically buys the unwilling Aleda’s hand in marriage along with her brother’s debt to rescue them from penury… And of a sinister Chinese cabal who slip from the shadows of London’s Dockland opium dens to kidnap Aleda at knifepoint, perhaps to face ‘death by a thousand cuts’ … Only now, with her life at stake, does she realise that the hate in her heart has turned to love.
In this heartfelt historical romance, an Englishwoman and a Scottish Laird seek healing from the scars of war and betrayal.
London, 1953. Life is getting back to normal after the war and Christina Camble is one of those looking to the future. But her trust in men is destroyed when she discovers her fiancé has a wife and child. Giving up her job and flat, she flees London and moves to Scotland, where she hopes to get her life back on the right track.
Christina’s peaceful life is interrupted when she meets handsome, reserved Alex MacDonald, the Laird of Craiglogie. Physically scarred and emotionally wrecked by his experiences in World War Two, Alex can’t help but be drawn to the sensitive and beautiful newcomer. But as Christina and Alex cautiously grow closer, a romantic rival does everything she can to drive a wedge between them. Can these two, who have lost so much, learn to love and trust again?
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