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A young girl from rural Mississippi is introduced to the world of espionage and her career that stretched from the 80s to present day involved many of the people you recognized from the news. The retired agent is targeted for assignation. Preview: My neighbor's small dog saved my life today.My neighbor's small dog saved my life today. He came running up to me as I exited my apartment in New Orleans and started that infernal yapping and wanting to be petted. Just as I leaned over to scratch his head, I heard the ricochet of a bullet off the old river brick wall behind me. My reflexes were still up to par as I turned my motion into a full drop and roll. I continued rolling until I was behind the car parked on my side of the street. Sliding my Taurus PT111 out of my purse, I listened for footsteps headed in my direction. That wonderful dog was the only one in view and it was a couple of minutes before I heard a car door slam and a squeal of tires as the gunman left the area. Playing the scene back in my mind as I lay on the pavement, I realized that there had not been the sound of a shot. "Suppressor" sprang into my head and this meant that this was no street shooting involving a "drive by" or mugger. I had been "Uncovered".
It's time to go home, Jo.
I hear the voice in my dreams, but I don't understand what it means. I am home. I haven't left for two weeks because once again, my name and my private life is the hottest topic in local news, only this time, it's not a drug-addled ex-boyfriend dragging me through the mud.
Some intrepid reporter no one ever heard of before tracked my parents down in Florida and asked for a comment about my recent brush with a serial killer. Now, they're here in Manhattan, and every other day there's another exposé. Another story. Another lie.
My plan was to ignore it all. To wait for the feeding frenzy to die down, go about my business, focus on the strong, powerful man in my bed who whispers and growls in my ear that I'm his.
But my plan isn't working, and now I understand what that voice in my dreams meant. I have to go back to the place where I lived as a child. To the place where my brother died. I have to go home and give one more interview to set things right... before it's too late.
Writers' League of Texas Discovery Award Wordwrite Award Finalist: Pirate's Alley Faulkner Prize, May Sarton Award, Independent Publisher Book Award, Chautauqua Prize a Redbook Magazine and Good Housekeeping Best of the Year Houston Chronicle #1 Pick Uncovered is the first memoir to tell of a gay woman leaving the Hasidic fold. Told in understated, crystalline prose, Lax begins her story as a young teen leaving her liberal, secular home to become a Hasidic Jew, then plumbs the nuances of her arranged marriage, fundamentalist faith, and Hasidic motherhood, as her creative, sexual, and spiritual longings shimmer beneath the surface.
An intrepid 1930s Manhattan socialite uncovers deadly secrets during an assignment to the Hamptons in this riveting historical cozy mystery for readers of Victoria Thompson, Anne Perry, and Rhys Bowen.
Westhampton, 1938. To the dismay of her well-to-do family, Elizabeth "Biz" Adams is quickly establishing herself as a seasoned photographer over at the Daily Trumpet. Growing more confident in her decision to pursue a career, Elizabeth is thrilled when she and her reporter sidekick, Ralph Kaminsky, are sent to Long Island to cover the story of a young maid found dead in one of the glamourous summer homes in the devastating aftermath of the Great New England Hurricane—also known as the Long Island Express.
At first it's assumed that the young woman was caught in the terrible storm, but when a suspicious wound is found on the side of her head, the police suspect murder. The maid's death becomes even more tragic when it's discovered she was...
Part #3 of "Bellingwood" series by Diane Greenwood Muir
Polly Giller has had the worst luck with finding a good custodian for Sycamore House and the murder of her latest employee draws even more attention to her propensity for finding dead bodies. Sheriff Aaron Merritt just assumes that when she calls him, it's because she's found someone. The pool at the Elevator expands as the locals lay odds on Polly's next find. When Beryl Watson ends up in the hospital because of an explosion, the last thing she wants is to be a statistic in Polly's life. Sal Kahane, Polly's college roommate and best friend from Boston, comes to Iowa to see what all the fuss is about at Sycamore House. The city girl has to keep an open mind in order to understand why her friend loves living among the cornfields. Polly's relationship with Henry Sturtz, her contractor and friend, continues to grow. When he left town for a couple of months, she discovered how important he was. Polly takes a risk on a new custodian with a mysterious background and farm thefts disrupt the little town. She finds herself worrying about locking things up again; something she had ceased doing when she moved out of Boston. Things are never dull in Bellingwood and with the introduction of wonderful, new characters, Polly comes to a better understanding of herself and her relationship with this little town. All of the regulars are back with some stories of their own to tell. What treasures are uncovered? Read on.
Convincing a Dom that pregnancy doesn’t mean the end of all play can take some doing. Kath is horny and determined, but what does Jeff think? Pregnancy should be the happiest time of your life. What’s a sub to do, however, when her Dom won’t touch her? Kath can’t understand why Jeff is being so difficult. After all, she’s pregnant, not ill, and she’ll combust with sexual frustration if she can’t seduce Jeff into play. Jeff can’t help but worry over Kath’s health. It doesn’t matter what anyone, including the doctor, says about sex being okay, his mind tells him otherwise. It’s his duty to protect his sub, even if he’s giving himself blue balls in the process. He’ll do anything to keep her and their baby safe. With the two of them at an impasse, tension runs high, especially when the future of Diomhair is threatened by an unknown enemy. As they pull together to secure their home, and their workplace, can they also resolve their personal problems, or does pregnancy spell the end of their Dom/sub relationship?
My life has been full of uncertainties. Little did I know the biggest one would come in the form of a green-eyed beauty. She came into my life and flipped everything on its end and now things are more messed up than ever before.
Being former Special Forces, I’m no stranger to fighting, but this is different. This is personal. The stakes feel much higher and the struggle to save her will be my most challenging mission yet.
But I have a secret. A secret that threatens to tear apart everything we’ve built. I just hope she can overlook them when all is revealed.
You know me as Alex Matthews.
My mistake was getting involved with her, knowing what was on the line.
Their mistake was taking me away from her.
A hot one-night stand could lead to a once-in-a-lifetime chance at love.Women in Hollywood, Book 3As the producer of one of TV's highest-rated shows, Kem Phillips has a knack for creating the perfect leading man. But love in real life? No thanks. She has no interest in repeating her mother's mistakes.Thank goodness the star of her newest project is discreet. No one knows about the one-night stand they indulged in at her best friend's wedding. He's also a gentleman who always seems to be there when she's in a jam. Brent McKenzie has had his share of memorable moments, but that night with Kem is as fresh and hot in his mind as if it was yesterday. He'd love to be the man who comes to her rescue in all possible ways—if she'd let him.When an emergency call sends Kem racing home to Louisiana, she goes against her better judgment and accepts Brent's offer to go with her. Yet as everything she thought was true about...
Presented as a work of fiction, but based upon known historical events – in ancient Egypt in the 1300’s bc, and in the 20th Century – this novel re-examines the lives, characters, environments and beliefs of a relatively insignificant boy king and the discoverer of his tomb, Howard Carter. The two tales are told in parallel and, beginning three thousand years apart, gradually converge, coming together as Carter sets out on his obsessive odyssey. The ancients’ urgent quest for life after death is threatened by the archaeologist’s relentless search for the tomb. The two worlds ultimately collide, releasing forces that bring new meaning to the ‘curse’ that had become a media sensation during the early stages of the discovery. Although the dialogues in the book are essentially fictional and some of the situations and characters are imagined, the accounting of events is as accurate as possible, the majority based upon facts gleaned from over fifty works, most written by recognized scholars, several of whom were Carter’s contemporaries. New interpretations explain many of the questions that still surround the life and times of Tutankhamun, and the discovery itself. The explicit descriptions and vividly animated characters draw the reader into a tactile environment that is sure to excite the imagination.
A beastly boss is tamed in this Secrets of Eden book from Andrea Laurence... CEO Brody Eden is a loner. The brooding billionaire has secrets that he refuses to unveil to anyone...until he meets his new assistant, Samantha Davis. She's temptation personified, and she's sitting right outside his door. Samantha's never met a man as guarded--and gorgeous--as Brody. She doesn't want to fall for her boss, but there's something about Brody.... Beneath his gruff manner, Sam senses tenderness--and an intense passion waiting to be unleashed. And she'll make it her mission to enter his lair...and his bed.
When Candice "Candy" Hardaway, the daughter of deceased New York drug kingpin Eric "Easy" Hardaway, set out to get revenge on the people who killed her entire family, she positioned herself knee deep in the game. While getting close to her father's alleged enemies, Candy uncovered some long-buried secrets that were never meant for her to find out. These secrets also destroyed the only family member she had left—her uncle Rock.With Uncle Rock dead, Candy is back to find out more about her father's buried past; but this time Candy quickly goes from being the hunter to the hunted, and more than one bounty is put on her head.This dramatic sequel will uncover more secrets, lies, murders, and deception. Who will fulfill their need for revenge first—the people who really destroyed her family, or the hustlers that Candy wrongfully targeted? Will Candy be able to use her skills as a "cleaner" this time to stay alive, or will someone have to ultimately save her from her...
Part #1 of "PI & Men to the Rescue" series by Lori Foster
Before she can build a future, she must dig up the bones of her past… A Hearts of the South story. After nearly twenty years, her career in possible ruins, homicide detective Madeline Holton returns to her hometown for a temporary stint working with the local sheriff’s department. The demons of her teen years lie in wait, rising once more in the form of a cold case she must solve. And when it comes to a handsome farmer who’s making good on her family’s former land, she can’t seem to keep her foot out of her mouth—or her hands off him. Agricultural businessman Ash Hardison won’t lie to himself—despite Madeline’s obvious issues, he’s more drawn to her than any woman he’s ever known. He’s already laid the ghosts of his past to rest, and he’s determined to help Madeline purge hers. Whether she likes it or not. Because he knows it’s the only way they have a chance to forge a future together. Warning: Contains deadly secrets, a prickly heroine and a determined man who knows what he wants.
Sasha Verochka is an FSB agent assigned to her first mission. Her mission? Uncovering the motives for why a handsome, former Marine is in Moscow. Being telepathic, she never thought it would be so hard to reveal the truth about Garrick Caldwell. But then again, she'd never experienced desire like this. Now time is running out as her superiors want answers she can't make herself find. For in doing so, she just might lose her one chance at passion.