Runway Girl - Romance Short Story

Runway Girl - Romance Short Story

Marion Francis

Health / Nutrition / Nonfiction

She's the new hottest runway model in Milan, Paris and New York. He's the most saught after photographer in Italy. Victor Sheldon her agent hires him for the spring Italy fashion show week. Both of them are single and looking for someone to make their hectic lives complete. Can they work together without falling for each?John has to reevaluate his life when his hopes for working with his older brother in a construction business is dashed when Rob is killed in action. Lucy has to reevaluate her life when her career is stolen from her and she finds herself unexpectedly pregnant by Rob's friend Nick, who is also killed in action.Before dying, Nick makes Rob promise to find and help Lucy. Rob extracts a promise from John to try to help Lucy if he doesn't make it back and John feels that it is his duty, a brother's duty, to honour his late brother's promise to his late friend.When John finally tracks her down, she isn't what he expected. Underneath her piercings and tattoos is a vulnerable woman who is dealing with some real hurt. Unfortunately for him, John is what she expects, at least at first. Stern, rigid, judgemental and far too conventional, she dismisses him as being like all the other 'good Christians' she'd ever encountered.Prodded by the Holy Spirit through a sermon on Corinthians and feeling duty bound to honour his brother's last request, John's heart is softened toward Lucy until he can see past the odd jewellery in her face.Lucy, also prompted by the Holy Spirit although not recognizing the source, finally accepts that her choice is between bitter loneliness and taking a risk that the friendships she is being offered are genuine.
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Dream Catcher - Romance Short Story

Dream Catcher - Romance Short Story

Marion Francis

Health / Nutrition / Nonfiction

They say when you lose someone you love, you can wish them back in another person… This was the case for me. My name is Cody and this is my story about a wish for love to find me. My story takes place in a small ranching town in North Dakota called Twin Rivers where ever body knows everybody. One day when I was least expecting it a special girl walked into my life.On the surface, the galaxy seems peaceful. Humankind prospers from the Capital World to the far reaches of The Corridor. But to those who can see the signs, it's clear something is wrong. Long, dark fingers are pulling strings inside the military, making clandestine deals with enemy states, and fulfilling some dark design.Calvin is an intelligence agent working for the Imperial government. He's young, his methods are unorthodox, but he gets results. So when a former military hero steals a warship and goes rogue--threatening to start a war, Calvin is sent to eliminate him.But as he chases his prey across the stars, he realizes they are both pawns in a shadowy chess game that shakes kingdoms, divides empires, and threatens civilization everywhere. And if he is to uncover the mystery and expose the conspiracy he must confront--and embrace--the darkest elements of the galaxy and throw himself, his career, and everyone he loves into the line of fire.
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Strip Tease Fantasy - Romance Short Story

Strip Tease Fantasy - Romance Short Story

Marion Francis

Health / Nutrition / Nonfiction

Cindy Miller is a conservative business executive by day with a secret after five fantasy that she wants to pursue. Her husband tells her to get the idea out of her head and that no one will give her a second look.She has been going to amateur strip night but wants to take her fantasy to the next level with a man that will totally fulfill it. She meets Andre one night and wants him to be the oneAfter years in Boston and a year of working for herself as a contract consultant and adjunct professor, unemployed Dr. Anne Conner is ready to return home to work in her field as a marine biochemist and research scientist. With money running low, Anne jumps at the chance to interview for her dream job as a research scientist with the world famous Stanford Enterprises research company.When she makes the final round of interviews, Anne decides to combine her time in Seattle interviewing with a vacation trip to her family's inn on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands. The last thing she expected was to run into her childhood friend and object of her teenage dreams, Ben Carlson, who is on the island for his sister's wedding. Nor did she plan on the passion that erupts between them. Is their relationship only a vacation romance as they agreed from the beginning or will it turn into something more when Anne moves back to Seattle?Just as Anne begins to hope for more, the unthinkable is revealed. Ben is none other than her new boss. Worse yet, he thinks that she only used him to get the job.
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Wedding Day - Romance Short Story

Wedding Day - Romance Short Story

Marion Francis

Health / Nutrition / Nonfiction

Samantha Patterson wedding is the wedding of the year. She hires the top cake designer and florist in the business. It's no secret that they both have creative differences, but by the end they pull off some of the most beautiful weddings.Could it be love sparks that are finally happening between them or their usual creative bumping in to each other to get a wedding done to move on to the next?Caleb didn’t know that one night of bliss last spring with small town beauty Maya Brand had resulted in a pregnancy, until the blackmail attempt arrived on his desk in an unmarked envelope, complete with photos of Maya with a belly out to there.When he learns the truth, Caleb rushes back to Big Falls, determined to make it right despite what the scandal will do to his high profile career–the family legacy he had never truly wanted. All he wants is Maya, and their child. But can a girl whose father abandoned and betrayed her, ever truly believe in the goodness of a man who left town the morning after their one night stand? How can he convince her that he hasn’t stopped thinking about her since then, much less, do so with the whole world watching? He has to prove himself to a woman he’s not even sure he’s worthy of. But he has no idea how.The Oklahoma All-Girl Brands is a six-book, small town, contemporary romance series with shades of HOPE FLOATS and YOU’VE GOT MAIL. Spin off of the bestselling Texas Brand Series.The Oklahoma Brands:The Brands Who Came for ChristmasBrand-New HeartacheSecrets and LiesA Mommy For ChristmasOne Magic Summer
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Pillow Talk - Romance Short Story

Pillow Talk - Romance Short Story

Marion Francis

Health / Nutrition / Nonfiction

She owns a coffee and poetry shoppe, he's a musician and artist. Stopping in for coffee one day, they meet and sparks begin to fly from the first cup and their gaze. She asks him if he would play some songs on poetry Friday. He's modest and introverted like most artist, but through his music he is an open book ready to be read. Can she get him to open up to her?Painfully-shy accountant, Evan McCormick, is conservative with his money and tough on his body, yet the decent nest egg he’s amassed and the toned physique he’s formed isn’t enough to fulfill him. Evan’s starving for affection. As an introvert, bonding with others isn’t Evan’s best quality. When Dillon—an impeccable-dressed and debonair ad executive—joins the firm, Evan lets his guard down. An office scandal and sexually-overt billboards popping up all over New England bring the two together in this funny yet romantic tale.NOTE: Formatting errors in the initial version of this ebook have now been fixed. Apologies for any inconvenience.
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Forget About Me

Forget About Me

Marion Francis

Health / Nutrition / Nonfiction

They say there are two ways to get out of a bad situation; simple and hard. This is a story that takes someone down both paths. Deals behind closed doors are made while others made out in the open. But this is no ordinary game of cat and mouse. New Orleans is a big city with lots of graveyards and swampy routes. Take the wrong one and you may not back it back...They say there are two ways to get out of a bad situation; simple and hard. This is a story that takes someone down both paths. Deals behind closed doors are made while others made out in the open. But this is no ordinary game of cat and mouse. New Orleans is a big city with lots of graveyards and swampy routes. Take the wrong one and you may not make it back. Thus the sayin' "Two go out, but one came back."Heather had no idea how one night would turn her life around. "Timing is everything" she was told. "Do exactly as I tell you and in the order I tell you, and you'll succeed." is all the advise that was giving to her when she decided that she had enough.
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Sweet as Honey - Romance Short Story

Sweet as Honey - Romance Short Story

Marion Francis

Health / Nutrition / Nonfiction

It's Saturday night in New Orleans! The balconies and patios that line Bourbon Street are draped with beautiful women with drinks in their hands waving at the crowd of men gathering below. I've got a hand full of beaded necklaces and a cocktail in the other and can't wait to come back through for the “Boobs for Beads” show that New Orleans is famous for. But the night was just starting.Publisher's Note: This story is continued in the full-length novel The Art of Ruining a Rake, and is intended as bonus content or as an introduction to The Naughty Girls Series.A NIGHT SHE'LL NEVER FORGET...Miss Lucy Lancester has loved her brother's best friend, Roman Alexander, for as long as she can remember. So devotedly, she's vowed never to marry anyone else. But her beloved libertine is hardly aware of her existence, and not the least deserving of her affection. Deciding her cause is lost, she makes plans to open a girls' school in Bath. There's just one thing she needs to do before she confirms her spinsterhood forever: spend one blissful night in Roman's arms. But her handsome rogue isn't ready to have the tables turned. It will take more than a coquettish smile to turn his head. She must play a game...of persuasion.
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