~Leeloo is sure that Nate, who's babysitting his stepsister, is in way over his head.~
Leeloo Brantley never dreamed she'd run into Nate Marshall, her long-time secret crush, after he graduated high school the year before. Yet there he is, standing in Festivities, her mom's party shop, a few days before Christmas with his brand new stepsister, four-year-old Anna. Nate tells Leeloo he's babysitting Anna while their parents honeymoon. Leeloo tells Nate he's not up for it, a fact proved when he calls her in desperation later that night begging for help.
Certain this is an early Christmas present straight from the elves, Leeloo eagerly agrees. And as the three of them begin to hang out under the decorated tree, Nate actually seems to see her with new eyes. Then a weather front brings scary thunderstorms no four-year-old can love. Though Nate assures Anna he'll keep her and Leeloo safe forever, Leeloo has to wonder if he really means it or is simply trying to soothe a beloved little sister who's afraid of thunder.
~A distant death. A forgotten girl. Dark secrets reaching across time to kill.~
Special Forces veteran Mark Tanner's latest job is protecting New York Turbos quarterback, Troy Decker. WhenTanner begins to delve into Decker's past he finds no record of Decker's high school football career. Is Decker lying about where he came from?
Tanner follows a tantalizing trail across time and distance, to a small cabin nestled deep in the Rockies. Every Thanksgiving, five carefree, teenage friends made a pilgrimage to the cabin. Until nine years ago, when something dark and evil occurred that forever changed their lives. Since then, bad luck and death has followed them. But what does that weekend] have to do with the recent attacks on a famous quarterback?
Fourteen years ago Tanner's parents were viciously murdered and his younger sister left with a traumatic brain injury. The killer was dubbed "Cupid" by the police. Tanner's current assignment is complicated when Cupid strikes again. His investigation takes him through Cupid's dark, twisted past to reveal an unspeakable horror.
Tanner must learn the truth. The truth about his parents' deaths, the truth about what happened in the mountain cabin so long ago. But what is the truth? Why did a young girl leave her friends and walk into a blizzard to her death? Why did Cupid's victims invite him into their homes? And who is behind the attempts on Tanner's life?
The truth can set you free. But Tanner discovers it can also kill. In an explosive finale, the truth reaches out from beyond the grave and Tanner must use every survival instinct he has to fight the deadly embrace of a truth that reaches out beyond the grave.
~A family secret can change their lives...for better or worse. ~
An old favorite with a bright new look.
The fifth Earl of Torgreave, Rupert Manningford, has determined to reform his rakish ways. Ten years of dissolute living have brought him no pleasure, and offer no future. He returns to sobriety and eschews gambling and debauchery in his effort to reform. It has even crossed his mind to find and marry a virtuous lady-- if one will accept him--and get himself an heir.
His plans are disrupted by the arrival of a beautiful young Scottish woman. Miss Cordelia Tyninghame of Edinburgh. Her appearance reveals a remarkable mystery, a puzzle that defies understanding. Their search for comprehension takes them from the ice of the Frost Fair to the beginning of the London season. Propinquity conducts them to love, but love will lead only to anguish until the mystery is resolved. And that will alter Delia's past, Rupert's future, and the lives of everyone around them, perhaps even allow love to heal their hearts and transform their lives.
~Her best friend may be a murderer and her boyfriend has disappeared--perhaps forever.~
Emaline's job has changed from perfect to the pits. Her best friend might have killed her husband. The man she was falling in love with has disappeared and may be dead. Not being one to sit around and wait for things to change, Emaline deals with each issue in her characteristic straightforward manner. But when she decides to look for Harry she may have bitten off more than she can manage.
~Mia embraces her psychic abilities, aka sidekicks, but things aren't that easy for Cooper.~
Mia Tagliaro was born with the ability to communicate with the dead, the reason her parents sent her to a weekend camp for kids with similar talents when she was just eight. With the help of seasoned clairvoyants, she learned that she wasn't a freak at all. There were lots of other people just like her, in particular a boy camper her age named TC, who got vibes from the living and the dead. By the end of their stay, Mia and TC had shared more than just secrets about their "sidekicks," their nickname for psychic abilities. They shared a first kiss and a vow they'd never lose touch.
That was then. Now eighteen, Mia is quite comfortable in her skin and frequently passes along messages to the living from departed friends and family. She also helps the police with missing persons cases, loving the rush she gets when the lost are found. Though she hasn't heard from her first crush, TC, for nearly a decade, Mia still thinks of him. So it's quite a shock when they run into each other at a school dance. Tall, athletic, and definitely gorgeous, TC, who calls himself Cooper now, seems just as amazing as she remembers. Then he tells her that his sidekicks deserted him years ago and actually uses the word freak when talking about them. Even worse, he lies when he says they can be friends again. Just when Mia is ready to give up on him, the ghost of Cooper's dad begs her to try a little harder. But how can she reach a guy who not only thinks she's a freak but deliberately keeps his distance? And what will happen when the spirits of local murder victims suddenly begin haunting her?