From the outside, the Cane family looks like they have it all. A successful military father, a loving mother and five beautiful teenage daughters. But on the inside, life isn't quite so idyllic: the Cane sisters can barely stand each other, their father is always away, and their neglectful mother struggles with addiction and depression.
When their youngest and most beloved sister, Rose, dies in a tragic accident, Mona Cane and her sisters are devastated. And when she is brought back from the dead, they are relieved. But soon they discover that Rose must eat human flesh to survive, and when their mother abandons them, the sisters will find out just how far they'll go to keep their family together.
If appearances were true, Nick Atwood would have it all. Looks, money, yachts . . . But dark secrets from his past keep him from going after the only thing he truly wants, true love—with his best friend, Sara Reed.
Sara Reed lives with her head in the clouds, or more realistically, a book. Either way, her love of classic romance novels has clouded her judgments when it comes to the real thing. She’d rather read about the perfect book boyfriend than take a chance on the real thing. So when her brother’s upcoming wedding forces her to find a date things get interesting. Especially when her popular younger sister, Katie, gets involved.
Ever the epitome of fairness, Judge Reed won’t allow one daughter to bring a date unless the other does. Not wanting to miss her chance at romance Katie launches a plan to get Sara a date. With reality television as her guide, Katie gives nerdy Sara a makeover and hosts a bachelorette-style audition at their high school to find Sara the perfect guy. The only problem is, Nick Atwood keeps sabotaging all of Sara’s suitors. Is jealousy driving his motives or something else?
Will Nick finally face his fears and admit he wants to be more than friends with Sara before it’s too late? Find out at the wedding! Continue Reading
Detective Porter and the team have been pulled from the hunt for Anson Bishop, the Four Monkey Killer, by the feds. When the body of a young girl is found beneath the frozen waters of Jackson Park Lagoon, she is quickly identified as Ella Reynolds, missing three weeks. But how did she get there? The lagoon froze months earlier. More baffling? She’s found wearing the clothes of another girl, missing less than two days. While the detectives of Chicago Metro try to make sense of the quickly developing case, Porter secretly continues his pursuit of 4MK, knowing the best way to find Bishop is to track down his mother. When the captain finds out about Porter’s activities, he’s suspended, leaving his partners Clair and Nash to continue the search for the new killer alone.
Obsessed with catching Bishop, Porter follows a single grainy photograph from Chicago to the streets of New Orleans and stumbles into a world darker than he could have possibly imagined, where he quickly realizes that the only place more frightening than the mind of a serial killer is the mind of the mother from which he came.
Kelsey Masters is a mother, homeowner, corrections officer, and a psychotic sex-addicted killer. As a young teen, after discovering her mother’s dead body in their own home, Kelsey bounced from one unloving family to the next while in the foster care system. This crude way of living continued until she was a legal adult. The once broken shy little girl who was molested more times than she could remember was replaced with an eighteen-year-old young woman full of hate and rage—equipped with a mind that could not be healed.
Kelsey sought work as a corrections officer at a prison in Virginia. There she would abuse inmates mentally, physically—and sexually, both male and female, and at times they did not live to tell about it. But her psychotic nature wasn’t isolated just within the prison walls. She often preyed on people throughout the secluded city while they tried to live their ordinary boring lives.
Kelsey, who was sick of being the monster she was, fell in love with Michael, a new inmate serving two years for a string of petty crimes. He was the one who was supposed to change her evil ways for the better, but he had other plans—and Kelsey was not part of them. Hanna, a female prisoner serving a harsher sentence for burglary, was his dream girl. Outraged and emotionally destroyed, Kelsey would see to it that Michael would not get his prize, and Hanna along with anyone else who dares stand in her way would suffer in ways the human mind could not possibly perceive. Continue Reading
After thwarting a deadly coup and saving the alliance between their worlds, Cara and Aelyx have finally earned a break. Their tiny island colony is everything they dreamed it would be―days spent gathering shells on the beach and nights in each other’s arms.
But the vacation is short-lived.
The treaty between Earth and L’eihr has awakened an ancient force that threatens to destroy them all. The Aribol, mysterious guardians charged with maintaining interstellar peace, deem the alliance a threat to the galaxy. They order a separation of the races, decreeing humans and L’eihrs must return to their own planets within the month or face extinction. In fact, they already have agents in place on Earth, ready to begin.
With the clock ticking, Aelyx and Cara assemble a team of colonists and race back to Earth, where they unite with old friends to solve the mystery of who the Aribol are, what they want, and the real reason the alliance has provoked them. As tensions build to a full-scale war, Aelyx and Cara must fight harder than ever―not just for their future, but for the survival of both their worlds. Continue Reading
An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind’s most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them—for a price. Until something goes wrong. . . .
Haley Sullivan has waited impatiently for her return to the west coast, her California friends, and most of all, Vin Brooks. But she isn't the only new face in Crescent Cove this summer. When Colby Taylor's parents finally track him down and interrupt his surf competition with a dramatic entrance, the surf star spirals out of control, dragging Drenaline Surf's reputation through the muddy shoreline with him.
As Colby's secrets dominate the tabloid headlines and plaster themselves on the covers of surf magazines, Vin feels the pressure to keep Drenaline Surf afloat. Haley volunteers to play damage control, but it isn't easy when Colby breaks everything he touches, Topher breaks the law, and Miles breaks his leg.
Instead of chasing dreams of forever, Haley spends her summer chasing the unraveling careers of the hottest new faces in the surf world. With the shifting tides, Haley feels her relationship with Vin drifting further out to sea, and she's not sure if this sinking ship can be salvaged. And it doesn't help that his super cute brother is paddling her way with a lifeboat...
Julia is stuck within its walls. She serves the nobility from a distance until she meets Lucas, a boy who believes in fairytales that Julia’s world can’t accommodate. The Blue is her prison, not her castle, and she’d escape into the trees if she didn’t know that contamination and death awaited humanity outside.
But not everyone in the Blue is human, and not everyone can be contained.
Beyond the city’s boundaries, in the wild forests of the Red, Cameron has precious little humanity left to lose. As he searches for a lost queen, he finds an enemy rising that he thought long dead. An enemy that the humans have forgotten how to fight.
One way or another, the walls of the Blue are coming down. The only question is what side you’ll be on when they do.
When seventeen-year-old Haley Sullivan is dragged to a corporate party with her parents, she's searching for one thing - the nearest exit. Instead, she finds a mysterious stranger who plays by his own rules and chases his own dreams, and he's definitely cute enough to disappear with for the night. Convinced that he can help her escape the perfectly corporate future that's been planned for her, Haley agrees to meet him the next day. However, Mr. Mysterious is a no show.
Determined to track him down, Haley enlists her best friend Linzi to help, but according to the local newspapers, the guy she met has been dead for years. Knowing he's very much alive, Haley and Linzi follow clues on a scavenger-hunt-style road trip that ultimately lands them in the surf town of Crescent Cove, California, where her mystery guy is no mystery at all. He's living as Colby Taylor, the west coast's biggest professional surfer.
But talking to the surf star again is nearly impossible when he's guarded by a hierarchy of beach bums who are determined to send Haley back to the east coast. Haley is up for the challenge of submerging herself in their world, from wild summer nights and beach parties to ocean air and secret kisses in the dark, but when the lines blur between the ocean and the shore, she isn't so sure she's here for Colby anymore. Sure, being thrown off a jet ski sucks, but falling in love with one of these California boys might just be worse.
In the close-knit community of Chesapeake Shores, Maryland, Susie O'Brien and Mack Franklin's "not dating" claim befuddles everyone, especially since the two spend every spare minute together. Susie's thrilled when their friendship finally heats up. Then, just when happily-ever-after seems within reach, Mack loses the job he loves and Susie faces a devastating diagnosis.
But O'Briens always unite in a crisis. Even her cousin Jess, Susie's rival for most of their lives, becomes her staunchest supporter - especially when Mack's former lover comes to town. The stakes are higher than ever before, but Susie's definitely up to the challenge - as long as Mack's right there by her side.
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