Best of
Love-Story

2011

A Silken Thread


Brenda Jackson - 2011
    Brian Lawson is the man she wants, and everyone agrees they're the ideal couple. Almost everyone. The one exception is Erica's mother, Karen, who prefers her daughter marry another man. Karen even hires a private detective to investigate Brian, but the truth he uncovers is the last thing she expected—a devastating betrayal that rips both families apart.Convinced that her relationship can't be salvaged, Erica ends her engagement. Yet she has lingering doubts over her decision, especially once Brian's attractive single neighbor starts pursuing him. A chance meeting proves that the passion between Brian and Erica hasn't dimmed—but neither has the determination of others to keep them apart, or the shocking lengths Karen will go to in order to undermine her daughter's relationship.As secrets old and new are revealed, Erica and Brian find themselves caught between the bonds of the past and an uncertain future, each making painful discoveries about who to believe and trust. Masterfully told and laced with the sensuality and drama that Brenda Jackson does best, this is an unforgettable story of relationships at their most complex, and how hard it can be to choose between living separate lives—or holding fast when love hangs by a silken thread….

Desiring Drew


Eve Montelibano - 2011
    MEETS HOPELESS ROMANTICDrew is a celebrity car racer, a daredevil who lives life on the edge and the last thing he needs is a prissy, nosy neighbor who'd cramp his free-wheeling lifestyle. Yup, Miz Desiree Cruz is a major pain in the a**. She is constantly questioning his way of life and reprimands him like a Nazi general with a sore tooth. He doesn't need a mother who makes him feel like a kid caught with his hand in the cookie jar every frickin' day! Uh-huh, the girl has to go if he still wants to have a social life.The thing is, as much as Drew resents Des' hollier-than-thou attitude, he really digs his bitchy but cute-as-a-button neighbor. Not his usual type though but how he enjoys their heated but intellectually stimulating banters, and guess what, Miz Des actually turns him on big time, too! Now, he has a problem. Yup, huge. He is Mr. Right Now and Des is definitely Ms. Ever After. That is a major reason to hit the opposite direction. BUT he can't help wondering if Miz Des has a soft spot underneath all that high and mighty air. The cave-man in him is really challenged to find out... (WTF, Drew? What are you thinkin'? No! Definitely not!)But ahh... he is really tired of her catty hisses. He'd love to hear Miz Des purr for a change.

Lungs


Duncan MacMillan - 2011
    If they over think it, they'll never do it. But if they rush, it could be a disaster.

Linnet and the Prince


Alydia Rackham - 2011
    If she succeeds, it could end her life. If she fails, it could destroy her people.She must kill a prince.But first, she must marry him. Prince Rajak of the Badi, son of the tyrannical desert king, has given Linnet’s Highland kingdom of Hilrigard an ultimatum: give him a princess for his bride, or be slaughtered. Linnet’s older sister is his first choice, but when she begs not to be sent, Linnet volunteers, to save her people. Her mother, however, sees an opportunity. She secretly instructs Linnet to gain Rajak’s trust and then assassinate him, before he discovers the legendary chamber that will resurrect the Badi’s greatest king. Linnet is united with Rajak and goes to his court determined to obey her mother’s command, though repulsed by the strange customs and bizarre foods. But the more she learns of the prince, the more she realizes that his brooding exterior conceals a good heart. And the more she learns of the chamber, the more she suspects that the legend is not what it seems.But time runs short when Linnet’s mother sets the coup in motion, and Linnet is faced with a heart-rending choice—for the one sent to kill the prince is now the only one who can save him.

The Cowboy's Temptation


Elizabeth Lennox - 2011
    Elissa is sick of men and their philandering ways. She's not sure what she wants anymore, having had it all in New York - or at least what she thought was a full life in New York City.Jake is skeptical that a city girl can make it in the rough Texas heat. But the two eventually discover that they are made for each other and the passion that is constantly under the surface flares to life, hotter than any Texas afternoon in July

The Greek Tycoon's Lover


Elizabeth Lennox - 2011
    Cliche, of course. But who wouldn't fall in love with the man? Dimitri Thoplolis, one of the wealthiest men in Europe, has everting; charm, looks and power. And when he deomonstrates that he aslo wants Helen, she's ecstatic, happliy falling into a passionate affair with him that burns hotter and brighter than anything either of them have ever experienced. But when he proposes, she has to delcline, despite the fact that her rejection is breaking her heart. Explaining that she can't give him what he really needs, she tries desperately to leave him. Dimitri, on the other hand, hasn't gotten to the top of the corporate world by letting go when he really wants something. He knows that Helen is in love with him and is determined to find out why she's rejecting him and what they could have together. It's up to Dimitri to convince her that Helen is what he needs for his, and her, future happiness.

Space in His Heart


Roxanne St. Claire - 2011
    When she meets Commander Deke Stockard, the shiver down her spine tells her she's found her man.Consumed with the safety of the upcoming shuttle launch, Deke has zero interest in being part of a lame media blitz—but orders can't be ignored. He also can’t ignore the way Jessica's sexy smile and single-minded determination throw his life into a tailspin....and ignite an undeniable attraction.But when the next launch becomes a ticking time bomb that could spell the end for NASA, passion and courage won't be enough to reach the stars. Deke and Jessica will have to work together, and hope they both have space in their hearts...for love

Kiss Me Slowly


Amber Lea Easton - 2011
    It’s Saturday. His only hope is Grace Dupont, the best forensic accountant in Miami. But there’s a glitch with that idea. She’s also his ex-girlfriend who'd rather watch him drown than throw him a life vest. Going to her feels desperate…because he is.Grace enjoys seeing Jonathan squirm. On your knees boy, she thinks as he pitches for her help. Always a sucker for the dark-haired-blue-eyed boys, she risks her precariously balanced life of secrets to help him. Helping him slaps a target on her back–she’s the key to proving his innocence and that’s a bad, bad thing.Tangled up in a whirlwind of conspiracy, murder, million dollar money trails and diamond smuggling, Jonathan and Grace flee to the sea to stall for time to prove his innocence. Romance sizzles beneath Florida Keys’ sunshine. Both scoff at happy endings. Both doubt justice. Both know each kiss could be their last.Available in all ebook formats and paperback from Amazon.com, Bookstrand.com and Barnesandnoble.com.

The Bloodstone Saga: The Complete Collection


Courtney Cole - 2011
    She is reborn time and time again into tragic lives with tragic ends. Time and time again, she loses her soul mate. Until finally, she comes face to face with who she really is and the earth-shattering realization changes everything. Every Last KissFatedWith My Last BreathMy Tattered BondsIn these four books, one girl is confronted with lies, happiness, treachery, magic and myth. She learns how strong she really is and what sacrifices she is truly prepared to make for those that she loves. Heartbreaking, poignant and emotional, these books will tug at your heart-strings and leave you breathless for more.What would you do if you held fate in your hands?

I Knocked Up Satan's Daughter: A Demonic Romantic Comedy


Carlton Mellick III - 2011
    It's a pleasant life with no responsibility, until the day he meets Lici. She's a soul-sucking demon from hell with red skin, glowing eyes, a forked tongue, and pointy red devil horns... and she happens to be nine months pregnant with Jonathan's baby. Now Jonathan must do the right thing and marry the succubus or else her demonic family is going to rip his heart out through his ribcage and force him to endure the worst torture hell has to offer for the rest of eternity. But can Jonathan really love a fire-breathing, frog-eating, cold-blooded demoness? Or would eternal damnation be preferable? Either way, the big day is approaching. And once Jonathan's conservative Christian family learns their son is about to marry a spawn of Satan, it's going to be all-out war between demons and humans, with Jonathan and his hell-born bride caught in the middle. I Knocked Up Satan's Daughter is an adorable, violent, fantastical love story-a romantic comedy for the bizarro fiction reader.

Have I Told You Lately?


Erosa Knowles - 2011
    “Tell me when’s the right moment to tell another person your past bullshit, your damn secrets that you don’t wanna face, your skeletons?” His eyes skewered hers. Everyone claimed to want to know shit, but there was a price to the telling.“I know people who marry and never share some of their secrets,” he said, inching closer. “A lot of shit dies with them. How do you know when it’s right to share? Because I’ve no idea how to ride that train.”The pink tip of her tongue leisurely moistened her lips. “I think when you care about someone, you build to a level of trust and you take them into your confidence.”A level of trust, female bullshit.“Yeah, but that’s the problem. It’s easier to give your body, than your deep personal shit.”She ducked her head.He continued speaking in a low whisper. “I mean the real stuff that’s close to your heart. The fucked up shit everybody keeps locked up. Most folk don’t get close enough to ever see the dark places inside.” He watched her swallow hard.“So I ask again, how do you know when’s the right time.” He leaned next to her ear and whispered. “After how many dinners, or dates? Before or after we fuck? What’s the magic number that opens the door to my personal shit, ‘cause I damn sure ain’t telling everybody my personal business.”His voice remained conversationally low, calm, while nerves jumped and pulsed at the thought of sharing some of the things he’d done in the past. He’d rather buy anything she demanded, or take her anywhere in the world, than fully open up and let her see some of the dark places in him. Shit, he didn’t like to look inside and rarely did.She narrowed her eyes. “This isn’t about everybody. It’s about you and me.” She pushed his chest. He stepped closer.“Okay, what signals do I get to let me know I should trust you with my shit? You ready for that?” They looked at each other.Her eyes slid to his chest. “I don’t know.”“And therein lies the root of our problem.” He dropped his arms.She shivered.“You want me to tell you everything without securing my trust. Why should I bare my soul to you? What would you do with the knowledge? Trust me? Or judge me?” He pulled back and stared into chocolate pools of light. Whatever this was between them marked him. He’d never considered telling a woman he dated about his past. The price of admission, Red called it.“It’s like leaving pieces of your soul around and that’s too damn dangerous to do on a small tip.”

How David Met Sarah


Anne Kelleher - 2011
    When a young woman named Sarah moves to his neighborhood and begins to attend his church, David believes she's the girl of his dreams. First, however, he has to figure out how to meet her, in spite of the challenges his carefully structured world contains. Reading specialists, special education teachers and librarians agree there are few other titles like this available. Inspired by, and written for, the author's 36 year old brother with Down Syndrome, How David Met Sarah is both content and reading level appropriate for adults with limited reading skills. This book has been endorsed by the National Down Syndrome Society, and 20% of the profits from each book will be donated to the NDSS. "What a heartwarming glimpse inside David's mind and what it means to be family! Enlightening and informative for families and professionals who love and care for children and adults with developmental disabilities." - Robert A. Naseef, Ph.D., psychologist, author of "Special Children, Challenged Parents," and father of an adult child with autism "Anne Kelleher's outstanding work is to be applauded for reaching a heretofore ignored and forgotten audience. Ms. Kelleher gives a gift of entertaining with adult themes and plots while staying appropriate to the audience of intention and increasing the quality of life. There have been little or no works produced for adults with limited mental abilities. How joyful that this group of adults now has the luxury of reading books aimed to hold their interest with the support of appropriate vocabulary and structure levels. This bold, brave work is just the beginning...." - Sandra Diamond, M.A., Ct. H., RMT, Experiential Healer "I can't recommend this book strongly enough to the professionals. After you've read it, you'll then understand why I say it's required reading. Enjoy Annie's gift to the world." - Lawrence Kotkin, Ph.D. Lecturer, St. Joseph's College, Long Island, NY

EMMA


Tanya Allan - 2011
    The only son of a wealthy industrialist, who died when the boy was eight. However, the man has left his millions to the boy in a trust fund, and he can’t touch it until he is twenty-one.Brigette Drysdale, the attractive, yet bitter French born mother, who seeks to separate her son from the trust by fair means or foul.Monksreach Hall, the archaic institution that encourages bullying as a means of discipline, and in which Russell is totally miserable.The surprise. The morning he wakes up to find he is a girl. Suddenly, life in an all boys’ school is even less attractive, and using the name Emma, the girl runs away, and into a whole new world.More than capable, she thwarts her mother, and her mother’s vicious boyfriend, the police, and manages to show the world that some girls are the next best thing to angels

Five Star Attraction


Jacquelin Thomas - 2011
    He's heir apparent to a glittering hotel empire. But the legacy comes with rumors of an explosive family scandal. The last thing the grieving widower needs is Natasha LeBlanc—a stunning consultant with attitude. So why is he so determined to uncover the sensual woman beneath Natasha's all-business facade?Natasha was hired to protect the interests of the luxury resort chain. But Ari doesn't seem to realize she's on his side. Worse, the far-too-sexy brother is arousing desire she's never felt before, making it impossible to keep her professional distance. From Aspen to celebrity-studded Beverly Hills, Natasha and Ari are caught up in a breaking scandal that could end their five-star love affair before it begins…

Placenta of Love


Spike Marlowe - 2011
    When Carl is given the spark of intelligence by his creator, he becomes a creator himself. No longer just an automaton from a pirate ride, Captain Carl creates the love of his life and searches for her perfect body. He thinks he's found it in a big placenta. But programming is everything. When the placenta's desire to reproduce kicks-in, the whole park is endangered as the organ grows to monster size, spreading placenta babies across the planet and eating all the rides (and the people riding them!). Captain Carl must band together with a cat, a creator, and the Pope of The Church of Transubstantial Birth Fear to stop his love from killing everyone and destroying the park. Yarrrrr!

Twisted Dreams


Tanya Allan - 2011
    Having had a tough life, in that his mother, fed up with her husband's inability to earn an honest wage, left Jon and their son several years previously. Hurt by his mother abandoning him at a young age, Alex was then shocked at news of her death in a boating accident, in which she and her new man died under mysterious circumstances.Now often left at home as his father goes about his business, about which Alex doesn't ask, as then he will be told no lies. He has a secret, as he lives in a fantasy word of the internet chat rooms where he can be Sandi, the vivacious, sexy and pretty girl of his dreams.But his father's past catches up with him, so Alex is forced to become Sandi to escape the gangsters who are after his Dad. The problem is that Sandi is a lot more than a disguise, as the girl is here to stay. Needless to say, the disguise caused some concerns when Sandi replaces Alex at school, but that is only the start of the problems.Suddenly released of all Alex's hang-ups, Sandi goes from strength to strength, out-witting her father's enemies, carving a name and career for herself and landing herself a boyfriend in the process.Just when she thinks she has it all sorted, her body has one more surprise for her....

WHEN FORTUNE SMILES


Tanya Allan - 2011
    No one knows of his secret life as a female impersonator, or of his burning desire to be Josie - the woman he feels he always should have been.Working in a computer graphics business that he and some friends have set up, he does some photo imaging work for a client, which starts him on a roller-coaster ride, involving hired killers, a corrupt politician and the police. To escape death threats, he takes the opportunity to pretend to be his twin sister Jessica, becoming a ski rep for a month in a European ski resort.With more twists and turns than is good for him, he faces the truth, his family and friends, finally taking the decision to become Josie - the girl he always wanted to be, but all the while dealing with issues that are far bigger than he is.

The Ugly Duckling


A.A. Milne - 2011
    The King and Queen are nervous because - let's face it - Camilla is plain! It is decided that a beautiful maid will impersonate Camilla until the wedding. The Prince hears of Camilla's beauty and, considering himself rather plain, has his extremely handsome man Carlo impersonate him. Simon and Camilla meet by chance and fall in love. Each is beautiful to the other and they live happily ever after.-3 women, 2 men

Journey's End


Dora Hiers - 2011
    Intent on rebuilding her shattered life, she turns her focus to helping troubled teens. But when an angry father bent on retaliation, threatens her, Chelsea must turn to the one man she never thought to trust: Deputy U.S. Marshal Trey Colten.Trey wants only to protect Chelsea, but she blames him for her husband's death.Trey can relate. He blames himself, also. As danger lurks, Trey begs Chelsea to heed his warnings. He let down one Hammond. He won't let down another—especially one who now holds his heart.When Chelsea is snatched from her home, can she put aside her fear, and trust Trey with her life? Can she forgive him for destroying her past and let him help to rebuild her future?Where one journey ends, another begins...

The Sheik's Virgin Lover


Elizabeth Lennox - 2011
    Until a crisis forces them together once again.

Nopeming Shores


Margie Church - 2011
    Andrew LockhartAn IED snuffed out Gabe Holliway's life, but couldn't destroy his love. Using his unique gift, Gabe struggles to help his young wife, Lily, rebuild her shattered future.But when Gabe's ghost reaches out to her, Lily fears she's lost her last hold on sanity. Can she trust what she discovers and what her heart says? When she sees Gabe face-to-face, can she believe her eyes?When love transcends death, the answers are found in Nopeming Shores.

My Cursed Highlander


Kimberly Killion - 2011
    Laird Taveon Kraig would do anything to recover a magical amulet powerful enough to break the curse that has plagued his clan for a hundred years--even marry a woman determined to hate him. But the beautiful--albeit boldly defiant--woman stirs his passion like no other. He never dreamed his quest would involve surrendering his heart. A blind sculptress... Having survived two ruthless marriages, Viviana Gorini Dè Medici has no desire to take another husband--especially one who wants her most prized possession: a magical amulet that provides her with the gift of sight. Despite her pleas, she is forced into the marriage and sent on a dangerous journey with a man whose charms melt her defenses, whose touch sets her on fire, and whose kiss stirs her body in a way she's never known. A wicked enemy... Surrendering completely to an ecstasy that binds their hearts, neither of them foresees the sinister threat waiting to destroy both of their worlds. In a family torn apart by a centuries old curse, will love be enough to save them all?

Blood Tide


Tess Oliver - 2011
    Even the arrival of the appealing, young investigator, David Durham, does not convince her otherwise. But when a girl disappears, it's obvious something sinister has gripped the quiet, coastal town, and it all leads back to the town's newest inhabitants, including the mysterious Beck Ryker.Everything about Beck Ryker, his scarred face, his hypnotic gaze, his seemingly tortured past, says heartbreak and regret. Yet Trixie finds herself drawn to him. But when the tangle of secrets surrounding Beck unravels, Trixie finds herself caught between terror and passion. Blood Tide is a young adult paranormal romance set in the fictional town of Blackpool Cove in the year 1880. It is approximately 70,000 words.

Queen of Hearts


Tanya Allan - 2011
    For young Callum, the experience is exasperated by several factors, the least of which is his certain knowledge that fate had played a trick on him and made his body a different gender to his mind.Add to this the awful responsibility of discovering his father is not only having an affair with his secretary, but is planning to run away with her to South America, leaving him and his American born mother in the lurch with just debts to content with. He also discovers that his father has been fiddling the books at the London bank in which he works, to the tune of many millions of pounds.What does one do?Callum did what he thought was best, he reported his findings to the Serious Fraud Office. Now he has to live with the consequences.Callum might be screwed up, but he's not stupid, so he retains two insignificant pieces of evidence that later might just lead to a fortune. For his father not only stole from the bank, he stole from some very dangerous people, who could never report the theft, for obvious reasons, as terrorism and drug dealing are rarely seen as legitimate means of doing business.The problem is, those men have one avenue left to follow - Callum and his mother, for both his father and his secretary are now in prison.Life just keeps on getting more complicated.

Captive Mermaid


Melanie Lannoy - 2011
    She is being held captive by the government just for being what she is. What is she? She's a mermaid, the only one that has ever been caught by humans. When faced with an opourtunity for escape, she takes it. Unfortunitely her escape does not go as planned, but atleast there is still some hope when she gets help from someone special....

A Summons From Yorkshire


Ava Stone - 2011
    She has been in love with Viscount Heathfield since she was in leading strings. Unfortunately, it's been almost that long since she's laid eyes on her brother's old friend and vice versa. Tired of waiting for him to remember her, Emma pens a holiday invitation (in her brother's hand) to Heathfield and waits as patiently as she is able for her one true love to arrive. * Heath isn't quite certain what to make of the very strange summons he received, but his curiosity is most definitely piqued. He heads north to Danby Castle, only to find that his very orderly life is about to be turned upside down.In Aileen Fish's The Viscount’s Sweet Temptation, Lady Harriet Thornhill knows the summons from her grandfather means he’s decided whom she must marry. Determined that she’d only marry a man of her choosing, she stows away in her friend’s father’s carriage, only to find herself alone with young Archibald Napier,Viscount Morley. * Morley’s plans for a quiet Christmas vanish when he discovers the sweet young lady hiding under the blankets in his carriage. As she claims an acquaintance with his sister, he feels duty-bound to see her safely back to her family.* A broken carriage wheel leaves them stranded, and Harriet’s reputation is at stake. Morley’s not ready to take a wife, until he’s told he wouldn’t be a suitable husband for her. With memories of her sweet, tempting kiss filling his thoughts, he prepares to fight for the hand of the woman he believes he could love.In Julie Johnstone's Gift of Seduction, the day Andrew Whitton, Earl of Hardwick chooses his fortune over the woman he loves, Drew discovers that money makes for a cold bed partner. Now, no matter how far he runs, the memory of his betrayal haunts him, and there’s not enough liquor to dull the past or diminish his disgust. * Charlotte Milne trusted in happily ever after until her knight turned out to be wearing rusty armor. Drew, the scoundrel, seduced her, though she very much enjoyed the seduction by the man she’s loved since childhood. Left scandalously ruined, Char flees her home intent upon forgetting Drew and proving her worth. * Separated by disloyalty and pain, each struggle to bury the memories of the other until a mandatory summons from the Duke of Danby sets them on a path of collision to Danby Castle. With the tides of irrevocable change rising, Drew must find a way to show Char that even the most selfish of rakes can be redeemed by love before the woman of his heart becomes the wife of another.

The Matrimony Plan


Christine Johnson - 2011
    True, her prospective husband is virtually a stranger. But the well–connected engineer her father hired fits all her marriage criteria. Except for one tiny flaw: it's the town's new pastor, not the wealthy engineer, who makes Felicity's heart race…Gabriel Meeks left New York to avoid high society's foolish rules. Instead, he's immediately smitten with the high–and–mighty Miss Kensington. Beneath Felicity's misplaced pride is a woman of genuine worth, if he can only help her see it. And nothing could make him happier than ensuring that her matrimony plan takes an unexpected twist!

Spell Bound


Stephanie Julian - 2011
    Descendents of the ancient Etruscan magical race, Shea and her brother keep powerful secrets that make them the targets of the evil Malandante. They’ve been looking for a safe haven but the bad guys are gaining on them and Shea needs a hero, a guardian who won’t falter in the face of danger…He’s looking for the key to break the spell…Gabriel Borelli is a warrior born to protect the Etruscan witches living under a curse. He’s dedicated to breaking the spell and avenging the murder of his father by the Malandante. He won’t let anything—or anyone—get in his way. Not even the one woman who may hold the key to his quest…and his heart.

No More Mulberries


Mary Smith - 2011
    Despite his opposition, she goes to work as a translator at a medical teaching camp in a remote area of rural Afghanistan hoping time apart will help are see where their problems lie. She comes to realise how unresolved issues from when her first husband was killed by a mujahideen group are damaging her relationship with her husband and her son – but is it already too late to save her marriage?

Winter Hawk's Legend


Aimée Thurlo - 2011
    The fearless Navajo security expert has sworn to protect her from a relentless would-be killer. But Daniel himself, a scintillating package of Native American tradition and all-American sexiness, presents an even greater danger to Holly. She's quickly falling for him and can only foresee heartbreak.Daniel, Holly knows, remains true to his Navajo upbringing. Unlike her, he craves no home or family--just the same freedom as the great hawk. As they run for their lives, Holly's courage and spirit spark in Daniel irresistible passion. Her heart may not be broken after all, if he can save her one last time....

The Intimate, Intricate Rescue


Elizabeth Lennox - 2011
    But traipsing through the jungle wasn't Eve's idea of a great time - especially when following behind a man who could easily impersonate a mountain. Passion flames in the heat of the jungle but can love maintain once Mitch and Eve are back in civilization? Mitch realizes that there's so much more to Eve than he initially realized, and some of it could be dangerous. She's not the rich, spoiled debutant he'd assumed. But who is she?

Clare


Susan Lynn Peterson - 2011
    Left with two younger brothers, her closest family thousands of miles away in St. Paul, Minnesota, Clare begins a dangerous journey that takes her from Cork through the port of Queenstown to Ellis Island, New York, and finally St. Paul. Rich in historical detail, Clare allows the reader to live the sights, sounds, and smells of a 1906 journey of immigration.

The Phoenix


Rhonda Nelson - 2011
    He's Ranger Security's newest recruit, and assigned to Case File #8765—locating the heir to the Betterworth Chocolate fortune, Truffles (dog).Working for the competition is Charlie Martin…and she has a grudge against Ranger Security. This could complicate the investigation. Getting under each other's skin is one thing. Getting under each other—in the hot, sexy and naked way—is another!The situation is heating up, and fast. Our man is fireproof.Charlie Martin, however, is not….

The Promise


Tory Richards - 2011
    With a toddler in tow, she travels to the Vermont farm where the rest of the family has gathered for the holidays. There she comes face to face with the man who was with him when he died, and her destiny, his older brother Ryan. For the first time in years, Ryan returns home to keep a promise he made to David—to take care of Shannon and their daughter. It’s a pledge Ryan is reluctant to keep because he’s been secretly in love with Shannon since first setting eyes on her. Their attraction to each other is instant, intense and soon the promise isn’t the only thing between them.

World of Ryyah: Birth of the Half Elves: Book One


H.L. Watson - 2011
    But the raiders made the mistake of taking their captives through the Elven woods. The Elves killed the slavers, but mysteriously decided to spare the boys; instead, the boys were trained in the ways of the Elven Rangers under the tutelage of the beautiful Alayna. Over the years, the boys proved to be a valuable asset to the Elven king, but never more so than when young princess Brandela is taken hostage by a different Barbarian tribe. Donovan sets out to bring back what he assumes will be a haughty princess, but he never expects to fall in love with her!