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by Dallis AdamsThe strange, musical, magical land of Arioso will fade without the power of human love. That is why its pixies, Allegro and Glissando, continually strive to make the necessary pairings: couples such as the tormented Bran Monroe, the earl Kirkbride, and British spy, Regan Delaney ... an unlikely duo whose swords will kiss before they do. But when Allegro's rogue of an uncle, Diminish, calls the pixies into his confidence, it is not to make a match. No, there is a new danger, one that threaten... more
by Dallis AdamsPixie agents Allegro and Glissando embark on their hardest, and most infuriating, assignment yet. Mission: To make the Duke of Chillhart fall in love with the daughter of a criminal. Possibility of Fallout: 95.6% The pixies thought they'd seen the toughest test that two semi-competent, always bickering faeries from the magical, musical kingdom of Arioso could see, but once again Maestro asked the impossible. Get the duke of Chillhart, Grant Faulkner, to fall in love with the daughter of a... more
by Dallis AdamsThe Black Falcon and the Hoyden ... Together? The pixies' mission—if they are to accept it—is to secure the future of a troubled England. To achieve this, the pixies must unite the earl of Falconwood, better known as the Black Falcon, and Nicola Moore. Never mind the woman is a hoyden who makes the most atrocious hats that she dyes with her famous the blue dye she concocted herself. And certainly forget the earl is atoning for his brother's death by purposely hovering on the fringes of the... more
by S. F. Toabeah
Meet Sasha, Tatiana, Ayo, and Tikki; four fabulous friends living in the United States. They are fun, passionate, strong-willed, and by all accounts successful in their individual professions. Yes, they can survive each other but can this tightly knit friendship survive when a mutual friend is murdered, one of them is implicated in the murder and her life is threatened?
Tikki is not looking to fall head over heels in love anytime soon but there she is, slowly tumblin... more
by Keith L. HuffAs Kentuckiana braces itself for the hottest summer on record, John must sell his recently deceased parent's van. As a day of crazy buyers pushes John to the brink, a light-hearted woman named Ariana may be his saving grace.
by Linda GovikAn unthinkable scandal drives Darcy Clarke from her jet-set life as a marriage counselor to the rich and famous in Beverly Hills. Taking on another identity to escape the hounding media, she accepts a job as a yoga teacher at a remote Scottish castle, where the owner Aidan McAllister counts on her to save the place from going under. Aidan, jarred by life and determined not to get hurt in love, reluctantly warms up to Darcy and starts to believe in a bright future once again. With Darcy's lies bu... more
by Jewel HartElizabeth lifted her chin. After fifteen years, she was back in Bittersweep, Texas, intent on discovering the reason she and her family were forced to leave without her mother in the wagon. Her memories were that of a five-year-old child, but she still recalled blowing cinders and ash rising over the treetops behind the wagon. She needed to know if her memory was accurate or clouded with age. Under the assumed name of Campbell, she had accepted a teaching position in the small township. Her f... more
by Kelli A. WilkinsCupid’s Schemes - A Collection of Sweet Romances - Volume 1 In these 16 flash fiction vignettes, Cupid’s arrow hits the mark and ignites a spark between two strangers—whether or not they’re looking for romance. Their unusual meetings lead to new beginnings and new chances at love. Sweet stories of couples falling under Cupid’s spell include: * a Medieval knight courting a pretty lady * two neighbors discover that romance can happen when you least expect it * a dehydrated mermaid rescued... more
by Olive HoneyWhen Hazel Yuri Donato followed her 18-year-old heart to elope with her high school sweetheart after prom, she had no idea that three years later, her labor of love floral shop would convert into a front for an underground prostitution ring that secretly catered to Hollywood’s elite, or that her husband would leave her for a celebrity client. Her barely legal (and very interested) assistant, Andreas, will do anything in his power to help her through her heartbreak, even suggest that she join his... more
Intertwined: Some promises are too precious to break... but some emotions are just too strong to fight!by Jerilee KayeSome promises may be too precious to break. Some bonds may be too strong to sever. Some relationships may be too beautiful to damage. But some emotions are just too strong to fight. The women in Brianne Montgomery’s family have a curse that compels them to marry before the age of thirty-one, and she wasn't going to be the first one to break it. Her life seemed perfect. Her parents were happily married and she had a wonderful brother who looked out for her. The only thing she hated abou... more
by Jerilee Kaye
Adrienne prides herself for being smart, prim and proper. She doesn’t go against the rules of society and refuse to even take a shot of Tequila. In other words: Conservative. Boring.
Instead of having fun and letting her spirit run free, she spent almost all her life trying to gain her mother’s approval, measuring up to her sister’s greatness, and proving herself worthy of her boyfriend’s love and attention. She’s been lying to everybody, including herself,... more
by Freya BarkerFaith failed him. Ambition drove her. Serendipity brought them together. They’ve never met, but their paths run in the same direction—home for the holidays. Yet their reasons for leaving are as different as the reasons they return. Meeting by chance along a 1400 mile stretch of highway when a snowstorm grinds traffic to a halt, they have no choice but to jointly ride it out. Exposing a common thread, leading them from the past to the present, it’s through the innocent eyes of a... more
by Todd Aldrington
Todd is an athletic raccoon, and he’s just celebrated his eighteenth birthday in style. In the final seconds of a high school basketball game, Todd buried the winning three point score, and now the team are going to throw him the party to end all others. Even his father attends, determined to hook him up with a girlfriend. Todd has a secret though: he’s gay, and the fox he desires just threw Todd’s party invitation in his face.
Colton is one of Sekada High’s... more
by H.M. ShanderAll Audrina wants is a safe home for her disabled brother and nothing else. Except maybe for Michael to be healthy and strong. Finding love is too ridiculous a dream to chase right now. Chad is hired for the needed renovations and agrees, with a catch. Audrina needs to assist on the project. Besides, it’ll keep her costs down—something the cash-strapped waitress needs. Together they destroy and rebuild the deck while Chad breaks down Audrina’s walls by including her brother in the renos. He p... more
by Tara Sue Me
Who knew three words held such destructive power? No, not THOSE three words. I'm talking about the evil word trio that's my own personal kryptonite, that stole my best friend, and took away the only woman I've ever loved: I dare you.
I was six when Darcy Patrick moved next door.
By the time we were eight, we were best friends.
At fifteen, I gave a classmate a black eye for calling her names.
At sixteen, she talked me through asking my crush to prom.
I h... more
by Tabitha RhysLawson Harper is in his hometown of Gunther, PA, working a minimum wage job and helping to finance the family household, when an old friend pops by for a visit. She and Lawson embark on an epic musical collaboration that dramatically alters both their lives. After flipping his life upside down, Jessa disappears. Harper breaks away from his roots to make his way in the Los Angeles music scene. Just as he's finding his path, Jessa shows up inserting herself back into his life.