The Pact

On the New York Times Bestsellers List for Four Weeks in a Row!

*The Pact is a FULL-LENGTH
*STANDALONE (not part of a series, no cliffhanger, fully wrapped-up novel)
*"FRIENDS-TO-LOVERS" CONTEMPORARY ADULT ROMANCE

It all started with a pinky swear…

Linden McGregor is tall, rugged, and gunslinger handsome; a helicopter pilot with a Scottish brogue and charm to spare. He’s also one of Stephanie Robson’s best friends and has fit into that box for as long as she’s known him.

Beautiful, funny and an ambitious businesswoman (with one hell of an ass), Stephanie Robson is one of Linden McGregor’s best friends and has fit into that box for as long as he’s known her.

But some relationships can’t be boxed, can’t be classified, can’t be tamed.

Back in their mid-twenties and tired of the competitive hit-or-miss dating scene of San Francisco, Steph and Linden made a pact to marry each other if neither one of them were in a serious relationship by the time they hit thirty.

It sounded like fun and games at the time but as the years to thirty tick past and lovers come and go out of their lives, the pact becomes larger than life.

Sex is inevitable. Friendships are tested. Hearts are on the line.

The pact is about to change everything.

Note: due to the dirty talk and sexy times, The Pact is not meant for anyone under the age of 18. All characters in THE PACT are in their thirties, therefore this is NOT a new adult book...even though love can mess you up at any age.

Winter in Sweetwater County

Lisa Mortan’s ideal life crumbles when her rich and powerful fiancé demands she ends an unwanted pregnancy. With no job or social support, she flees to a small town in hopes of finding a good family for her unborn baby, but instead finds a man who is as broken as she is.

Eric Gaylord returns to his home town for a respite after a tragic loss, but when his spitfire mother takes on an unknown woman as a business partner, he is forced to face the nightmare he’d left behind or risk losing the one woman who could heal his heart.

Rocky Mountain Haven (Six Pack Ranch Book 2)

A STAND ALONE story in the bestselling SIX PACK RANCH series by New York Times Bestselling Author Vivian Arend​

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It’s the quiet ones who take you by surprise.

Beth Danube’s emotionally abusive husband is dead and buried. So is her heart. It’s no big deal, she has all she wants: her three little boys and a fresh start in a small Alberta town. What she doesn’t want is another man in her life—not now, maybe not ever.

After ten years of unsatisfactory, missionary-position sex, she never expected her libido to reawaken. One look at sex-in-boots Daniel Coleman in a Calgary bar, though, blows the dust off her sexuality.

Sensing an edge of desperation, even fear, beneath Beth’s come-on, Daniel finds himself giving in to the powerful urge to let his normally subdued desires run wild. The lady wants non-judgemental, non-vanilla sex? She’s got it—in and out of the bedroom.

At first, friends with blazing-hot benefits is more than enough. Then she realizes Daniel is burning away the protective fortress around her heart…and the guilty secret she dare not reveal.

Previously published in 2012

Cooking Spirits: An Angie & Friends Food & Spirits Mystery (The Angie & Friends Food & Spirits Mysteries Book 1)

Culinary queen Angie Amalfi has put aside her gourmet utensils to concentrate on planning her upcoming wedding to San Francisco homicide detective Paavo Smith. What could possibly go wrong?

Instead of the answer to her heart's dreams, she scrambles to deal with wedding planners with bizarre ideas, wedding dresses that don't flatter, squabbling relatives with hurt feelings, a long-suffering groom, and worries over where she and Paavo will live after the wedding. But all of that pales when Angie finds the perfect house for them, except for one little problem--the house may be haunted.

Many years ago, the newlyweds who lived in the house were murdered, and the case was never solved. While Angie pursues what happened to the couple who now may be haunting the house, Paavo obsesses over his own case involving the murder of unlikely lovers. The trail leads to ghosts, murders, unhappy families, and enough obnoxious wedding buttinskis to fill a graveyard. But when eerie happenings turn deadly, Angie fears she may be spirited away for good!

"Pence's tongue-in-cheek humor keeps us grinning." --San Francisco Chronicle

"A tasty treat for all mystery and suspense lovers who like food for thought, murder and a stab at romance." --The Armchair Detective

33 Amazing Recipes For Homemade Brownies – The Scrumptious Brownies Recipe Collection (The Brownie Recipe and Dessert Recipes Collection Book 2)

Welcome to the second volume of The Brownie Recipe And The Dessert Recipes Collection!!

Do you want to know How To Make Different Kinds of Brownies?



If you are looking for a brownies recipe this is the cookbook for you! Learn how to make chocolate brownies and other types of homemade brownies today! Learn how much better brownies from scratch taste then from a boxed mix!

If you are looking for simple dessert recipes that everyone will love – the brownie is a great choice. But just because these can be considered simple easy recipes does not mean that these recipes for brownies are boring and mundane, quite the opposite. The brownie recipes that you will find in this book are quite varied in tastes and flavors, so you are sure to find some great new recipes to try!

What kind of recipes are in 33 Amazing Recipes For Homemade Brownies – The Scrumptious Brownies Recipe Collection? There are plenty of new and traditional recipes for brownies in this book including chocolate, dark chocolate, peanut butter, blondies and more!

Are you looking for the recipes for the best brownies? Learn about the recipes inside this book now!





Some Examples of the recipes for easy brownies include:



Black and White Brownie Layers

Brownie Truffles

Caramel-Chocolate Layered Brownies

Chocolate Chip Blondies

Chocolate Frosted Rocky Road Brownies

Chocolate-Butterscotch Layered Brownies

Chocolate-Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Dark Chocolate Brownies

Frosted Peanut Butter Brownies

Glazed Brownies with Cookie Dough Topping

Macadamia and Walnut Brownies

Peppermint Brownies

Sugar Frosted Blondies





And More….


For a full list of what you can see inside, scroll up and click on the look inside feature and check out the Table of Contents!

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Provoked (Enlightenment)

This is a second edition of a book previously published by Samhain Publishing
David Lauriston is struggling to build his reputation in Edinburgh’s privileged legal world. His humble origins are enough of a hurdle, never mind his recent decision to defend a group of weavers accused of treason, prompting speculation that he may harbour radical sympathies. The last thing he should be doing is agreeing to help the brother of one of the convicted weavers find the government agent who caused his brother’s downfall.
David’s personal life is no more successful. Tormented by his forbidden desires for other men, and the painful memories of the childhood friend he once loved, David tries his hardest to live a celibate existence, castigating himself whenever his resolve slips.
But then—into David’s repressed and orderly world—bursts Lord Murdo Balfour.
Cynical, hedonistic and utterly unapologetic, Murdo could not be less like David. Whilst David refuses to entertain the prospect of entering into a loveless marriage for propriety’s sake, Murdo is determined to wed one day—and has no intention of giving up the company of other men when he does so. But as appalled as David is by Murdo’s unrepentant self-interest, he cannot resist the man’s sway.
Murdo tempts and provokes David in equal measure, distracting him from his promise to find the agent provocateur responsible for the weavers’ fate, and forcing him to acknowledge his physical desires.
But is Murdo more than a mere distraction?
Is it possible he could be the very man David is looking for?

Sharp Shooter (Tara Sharp Book 1)

Product Description
Book 2: SHARP TURN
Book 3: TOO SHARP

Tara Sharp can see auras, and it’s ruining her life.

When she tries to turn her inconvenient secret into a paying gig, her first job lands her in the middle of a tug of war between the biggest, baddest crime lord in town and the hottest business man Tara has ever met.

With only a narcoleptic ex-roadie, her pet galah and a vanilla slice for back up, Tara is ready to take on trouble with a capital ‘T’.


Sharp Shooter is a hilarious, action-packed novel and Tara Sharp is Triple F: Funny. Fast. Feisty.

WINNER of the Davitt Award 2010 Best Crime Novel and nominated for Ned Kelly Award 2010 Best First Crime Novel

Book 2 - SHARP TURN
Book 3 - TOO SHARP
Book 4 - SHARP EDGE, coming later 2017!

REVIEWS:
“Light, fast-paced, humorous, and yes, sharp, this Perth-based series is a lot of fun to read. As the cover declares, Delacourt has created a heroine Janet Evanovich fans will love – only this lanky lady is pure Aussie. You’ve not met anyone quite like her.” – Tara Moss’s Book Club, 13th Street


“Australia’s Marianne Delacourt delivers the laughs and action with her sassy, unorthodox PI Tara Sharp...” – The Herald Sun

“Tara Sharp is a gust of fresh air in the local crime fiction scene. While it is wonderful that our more literary crime writers are finally getting the attention they deserve, there’s still plenty of room for fast-paced commercial female-oriented Australian crime fiction. And Marianne Delacourt (aka sci-fi writer Marianne de Pierres) has certainly nailed that brief. – The Australian Bookseller and Publisher.

“Marianne Delacourt’s heroine – Perth PI Tara Sharp – invites comparison with Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum, and there’s no doubt if you’re an Evanovich fan you’ll enjoy this. Sharp, however, has the added wrinkle of being able to read peoples auras, as much a curse as a blessing.” – Scoop Magazine

Product Description
Book 2: SHARP TURN
Book 3: TOO SHARP

Tara Sharp can see auras, and it’s ruining her life.

When she tries to turn her inconvenient secret into a paying gig, her first job lands her in the middle of a tug of war between the biggest, baddest crime lord in town and the hottest business man Tara has ever met.

With only a narcoleptic ex-roadie, her pet galah and a vanilla slice for back up, Tara is ready to take on trouble with a capital ‘T’.


Sharp Shooter is a hilarious, action-packed novel and Tara Sharp is Triple F: Funny. Fast. Feisty.

WINNER of the Davitt Award 2010 Best Crime Novel and nominated for Ned Kelly Award 2010 Best First Crime Novel

Book 2 - SHARP TURN
Book 3 - TOO SHARP
Book 4 - SHARP EDGE, coming later 2017!

REVIEWS:
“Light, fast-paced, humorous, and yes, sharp, this Perth-based series is a lot of fun to read. As the cover declares, Delacourt has created a heroine Janet Evanovich fans will love – only this lanky lady is pure Aussie. You’ve not met anyone quite like her.” – Tara Moss’s Book Club, 13th Street


“Australia’s Marianne Delacourt delivers the laughs and action with her sassy, unorthodox PI Tara Sharp...” – The Herald Sun

“Tara Sharp is a gust of fresh air in the local crime fiction scene. While it is wonderful that our more literary crime writers are finally getting the attention they deserve, there’s still plenty of room for fast-paced commercial female-oriented Australian crime fiction. And Marianne Delacourt (aka sci-fi writer Marianne de Pierres) has certainly nailed that brief. – The Australian Bookseller and Publisher.

“Marianne Delacourt’s heroine – Perth PI Tara Sharp – invites comparison with Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum, and there’s no doubt if you’re an Evanovich fan you’ll enjoy this. Sharp, however, has the added wrinkle of being able to read peoples auras, as much a curse as a blessing.” – Scoop Magazine

Hunter/Prey (An Allie Krycek Thriller, Book 1)

REVENGE MEANS CARRYING A LOADED SHOTGUN.

She has been planning this for ten years. She’s thought of everything and trained for this one single night. Nothing could possibly go wrong.

He’s a serial killer who has eluded the police for the last ten years. When his latest victim turns out to not be who she appears, the hunter will discover what it’s like to be the prey.

When these two very determined foes clash, there will be blood. One way or another, only one of them is coming out of this alive…

C.S. Lewis: A Life Inspired

A man of reason and vigorous discourse, and a renowned professor of literature and philosophy, C.S. Lewis, always “Jack” to family and friends, never shied from intellectual debate, and through his written works encouraged others to wrestle with the difficult questions of faith.

A master of visual illustration and allegory, Lewis wrote with the intuitive understanding that his readers wrestled with the same questions about the Christian story, about pain, suffering, and notions of Heaven and Hell, as he himself had wrestled. He also understood that others found reason and imagination to be incompatible aspects of an understanding of God and the universe.

Ayumi’s Violin

In 1959 when her mother dies, grieving twelve-year-old Ayumi leaves her home in Japan and crosses the Pacific Ocean alone to find the American father she’s never met. Biracial, she is confronted with a resentful half-sister and a racist stepmother. The family maid and her rebellious fourteen-year-old son Diego are the only people who befriend her. Ayumi wants to be accepted by her new family, but how much of her true self must she give up?

A violin prodigy, Ayumi’s only solace is her music. Boys at school taunt her and steal her music books. When she is deprived of her violin, she feels like her mother has died all over again. With Diego’s help, she shocks even herself by doing the unthinkable.

[FREE Book of the Day!] In Dulce, Disturbed … and Four More: Five Mystery Novellas

This book contains short novellas 1-5 that start the Cinnamon Burro New Mexico Mysteries. Beaten to death by his teacher, a young native boy is found by the side of the road in Dulce, New Mexico. Cinnamon, an investigator, joins her pal Burro to face down the school and the teachers and solve the first crime in this mystery series. Cinnamon also collects the first clues to the lost Momma, who abandoned her in childhood. Cinnamon pursues the next four New Mexico mysteries with one eye on the crime and one eye on finding Momma. Burro receives visions that contain clues to the crime, if only the two of them can figure out what they mean. These four stories take the reader on a tour of New Mexico towns full of quirky characters and mysterious doings.

Personal Note from the Author:

I started this mystery series when my job required traveling around New Mexico. In Dulce, New Mexico, I felt the presence of spirits, hidden in the hills, on every visit. I was disturbed enough to create the first story while working there. My own mother died when I was 13, and I spend most of my life chasing her, so, in this mystery series, I created Cinnamon, who pursues her elusive Mother through the Land of Enchantment.

Un Authored Letters (John Sanders Book 2)

"Allred shows excellent insight into the psychological interactions of her characters in this gripping mystery of greed and redemption." - ForeWord Clarion Reviews


Winner of the Howeys 2014 Best Adult Book & 2014 Best Adult Author
Winner of The Blot Writing Contest

Dr. John Sanders has given Rebecca Brownell a new chance at life. After an isolated childhood, an abused adolescence, and an institutionalized existence, Rebecca is finally free to conquer her demons and build a promising life.

However, just as it appears Rebecca has achieved her dreams, eerily personal letters begin arriving in the mail. Letters sent from an unidentified source who knows far more about her past than anyone should. Letters which question and threaten Rebecca's sanity.

Un Authored Letters is the inspiring tale of a woman’s troubled past, a man’s quest to protect her, and their fight against a mysterious foe. It’s a story of trust strained by illness, love tried by lies, and promises terrorized by illusive danger.



Editorial Review


Incidents connected to a woman’s traumatic youth threaten to destroy her marriage in Tara C. Allred’s suspenseful psychological novel, Un Authored Letters.

This second novel by Allred takes place from 1984 to 2002 and realistically depicts her characters’ growth through a variety of emotions, motivations, and behavior. Allred shows excellent insight into the psychological interactions of her characters and . . .[her] use of symbolism adds depth of interest to this well-constructed story. Skillful placement of descriptive detail enlivens scenes and shows nuances of personality without slowing the story’s forward movement.

Un Authored Letters offers an informed and empathetic look at mental illness through a gripping mystery of greed and redemption. —ForeWord Clarion Reviews


UN AUTHORED LETTERS is, above all, a love story . . .Even though John Sanders is the protagonist of UN AUTHORED LETTERS and serves as the lens through which much of the story is seen, the tale that unfolds is just as much Rebecca’s; her descent into mental illness, her return to sanity, and her struggle to stay there when confronted with the unthinkable are just as much in the forefront. It is Rebecca who serves as the rallying point for all the other characters, regardless of whether they’re friend or foe. It is well-written and author Tara C. Allred does a fantastic job of maintaining a balanced viewpoint, never turning the story into a politicized soapbox agenda. She simply lets the story unfold and leaves it to the reader to decide what they think about what happens. The mystery is simple . . . but finding out the hows and whys are enough to maintain an interest in discovering how it all ends.

UN AUTHORED LETTERS is a captivating and thoughtful read without being pretentious.
—Indie Reader



As a bookstore owner, this book caught me by surprise!

Reading it almost felt like a movie to me; there is a ton of dialogue, descriptive scenes, real (flawed) characters and a definite time line, where the characters move from stage to stage in their relationships. Then, boom! Once the letters start to arrive, the plot transforms, the mystery deepens and the story crescendos into a romantic suspense thriller. The author's style is not to withhold information to prohibit decoding the outcome,but rather writes the characters to explore all possible scenarios, which therefore, rules out conceivable possibilities. A chilling unforeseen conclusion for the reader! It's just a fun fresh book!

—Laura Lewon, owner of The Dog-Eared PageThe