‘”Could this day get any worse?” Leslie Knotts muttered to herself, eyeing the watermark-circled hole in the ceiling tiles above her head. Thudding and muffled expletive rumbled from the hole. She yanked her cashmere scarf from her neck and stomped the slush off of her Prada heels. She took one look around her new office in the Carterville branch of Hanston and Boyd Accounting and gasped. This place was a mere phone call away from being condemned.
How can a city girl from Chicago be expected to take an office that is in such a rambling mess and be expected to turn it into a profitable branch? This is only one problem Leslie faces after being passed over for a junior partnership with Hanston and Boyd. Her dreams of becoming a CEO are pushed into almost non-existence after being transferred to a small town called Cartersville which exists out in the middle of nowhere. She had spent her whole life climbing the corporate ladder just to have one of her co-workers, Chuck, went behind her back and had her moved to this destitute town. Things couldn’t get any worse.
Oh but they can and they do. Leslie meets Mark, the nephew of the lady who owns the bed and breakfast where she will be staying while she brings the branch into the 21st century. Mark is a handyman who wants to start his own construction business. Leslie decides to hire him to basically revamp the full interior of the office, and she needs it finished before tax season starts in full force. Again, in steps Chuck to destroy her plans and dreams.
On top of all of her other problems, Leslie learns that there is a group in town called the Library Ladies and Mark’s Aunt Minnie is one of the ring leaders. Their purpose in life is to match unmarried men with unmarried women and their success rate is 100%. So, with Mark being single and Leslie being new to town as well as single, they make a perfect match. At least that’s what they think but Mark and Leslie have their own plans for their futures and marriage isn’t one of them. How do they fight the Library Ladies 100% success rate? You will have to read the book to find that answer.
CEOs Don’t Cry has everything needed to make an enjoyable, lighthearted romance novel. The humor provided by the Library Ladies will keep you smiling and laughing throughout the book. Leslie’s method of overcoming the obstacles bestowed on her are quite ingenious. Once I started reading CEOs Don’t Cry, I didn’t want to put it down. So what will Leslie do when the chance comes for her to have her life long dreams come true? You’ll have to read CEOs Don’t Cry to find the answer to that question.
The Multi talented Ann B Author Brings Readers Three Exciting Books And All Three Are Vastly Different
In the first book of this exciting sci-fi/fantasy trilogy, Briggen, the brawny warrior prince, is plucked from a hostile planet by the powerful wizard, Quinhelm, beginning his desperate plunge into the midst of an interplanetary war. Briggen and Quinhelm rush home as the powerful Xandoth and their allies surge across the galaxy, killing and laying waste to everything they encounter. As Briggen confronts the evil Sorceress of Endih, squabbling nobles and an assassin on his home planet, the great dragon Ephereon abducts the good sorceress, Telana, instructing her in the ways of magic. To her astonishment, Telana learns that she is the Chosen One, the one foretold by the ancients to lead the people of Mantasi to a stunning victory. Telana joins forces with Briggen as they battle the Xandoth for supremacy over the planet. Will magic and courage triumph over the powerful forces of evil?
In The Devil’s Crescent, hardened bounty hunter Diego Montoya descends upon a small Texas village in the midst of a cloudburst and boldly plunges into the life of beautiful, small time cattle rancher, Maggie MacNaughton. Diego is a man haunted by a past filled with death and disappointment, a nobleman fleeing from the dictates of his demanding father and an arranged marriage. When a U.S. Marshall asks Diego to infiltrate a gun runner’s operation, Diego reluctantly agrees, shadowing the powerful land baron, Morgan Lansing. Morgan’s efforts play into the hands of a group of Mexican nationalists, who quickly claim the land vacated by the terrified settlers until only one parcel stands in the way of their march toward the border — the one occupied by Maggie MacNaughton. Diego and Maggie match wits and wills as the danger mounts. Only their reliance upon each other has the power to save them from a swift and certain death.
Crenellations is a marvelous collection of poetry that will enchant and inspire the reader to the greatest of human emotions. This is a seamless journey from the mist-enshrouded hills of Scotland to the peace of the Cathedral at York, from the mysterious Stonehenge to the sparkling vision of a fairy bower, and from dragons and wizards to the simplest of Earth’s creatures. May this journey be but the first step as we stride the path of greater knowledge, embracing all that we are and all that we may some day become.
Author Jennifer Brown Brings Dedicated to Courtney, Celebrity Secrets,Secrets Unearthed,Damaging Secrets
Dedicated to Courtney After getting kicked out by her father at seventeen, Amanda Litton has found something that fuels her passion. Now a film student, rooming with her friend Lyndsy Calhoun, she is looking for the perfect subject for her documentary, when she notices the local newspaper’s entertainment editor in footage taken, while brainstorming for ideas. Jonathan Kramer is responsible for Amanda’s first stellar review in film. Amanda couldn‘t help but admire him in so many ways. Jonathan becomes her reluctant subject as he writes a book about his sister Courtney, disappearing years ago, which left him in a questionable state at times, in the past. Hoping to get past it, the book is a form of potential closure to Jon. But someone doesn’t want the past re-opened in a book or on film. Amanda determinedly sticks by Jon to get the truth, as answers are revealed about Courtney and her own past.
Celebrity Secrets For Elissa Harner, one of Hollywood’s newest actresses, nothing could be better. Upon celebrating her twenty-first birthday, she has just finished filming her new movie,and is romantically involved with it’s producer Kevin Lytle. Events take an unexpected turn once Elissa comes back to her hometown to spend more time with her family, and attend her movie premiere bash. A recently released book detailing the events from a nightmare in Elissa’s past, turns up in her fan mail. Despite her attempts to keep the past buried, her overprotective father steps in, wanting to resolve it once and for all….leaving Elissa no choice but to face her past…..
Secrets Unearthed Life has definetly not been easy for actress Elissa Harner lately. That’s why her fiance Kevin decides the best thing for her is a vacation to The Virgin Islands, despite the turmoil her family is in. But when another vacationer turns up in the same hotel where they are, it turns into a nightmare for Elissa, as deadly secrets are unearthed about those Elissa loves most!
Damaging Secrets Actress Elissa Harner thought her trip to The Virgin Islands would be just what she needed. Now, she’s dealing with an unexpected pregnancy and other chilling resurfacing memories. As she makes the decision to return to St. Louis, it may be too late…..
http://stores.lulu.com/store.php?fStoreID=981922. The third book in the Celebrity Secrets series will also be available through her o nline store soon.
Jennifer is 33, and is currently living in Ohio and looking to get the first of a psychological suspense series published by next year.
was a killer. Its passing destroyed not only homes and cars and boats, but it took a good chunk out of as well. Battering their hopes, shattering their dreams, drowning their already shaky security.
Cherisse Bernard’s family had been lucky. The storm that swept so violently through the south had missed their homes completely. Wind damage was minimal, flooding was nearly nonexistent, the death toll was at zero and unlikely to increase. But how long would that—could that—good fortune possibly last?
Now was the perfect time for Cherisse to make her move. She had three weeks in which to drive down to Louisiana , pack up her widowed mother and sister and get them safely ensconced in her Kansas City town-home before the next big storm blew in.
What Cherisse hadn’t planned on during those next three weeks was falling in love. And not just with a man, for Lonnie Gaspard, Jr. was all that and more, but she also falls in love again with her birthplace. Cherisse learns that her hometown isn’t simply a spot on a map. It’s a people, her people, and the struggle to survive life’s storms is what keeps communities like hers alive and thriving despite the difficulties of living in hurricane country.
D.C. Jennings, Author
Contemporary Fiction with a Conscience
D.C. Jennings loves a good story. So much so that she walked away from a career as a licensed optician to pursue publishing her dreams. An avid reader of romance, this happily married mother of five spends her free time reading, traveling and caring for the animals that live on her Northern Missouri farm.
De Marco Empire © J Lou McCartney
Brothers, Antonio and Gianni de Marco originate from La Pregheira in Umbria, Italy. Having made their fortune and eager to escape their murky past they re-locate to London, England where they open a prestigious nightclub.
When Katie Saunders and Lucy Carmichael manage to get a couple of jobs in the club, little do they suspect what is in store. From their normal, law-abiding and steady lives they are entering a world of mafia-style rivalry, turf wars, extortion, vice, corruption, drugs and murder. They impress those around them but also encounter jealousy, back-biting and malice – but also love and romance. Katie is swept off her feet by Antonio de Marco, the club’s owner, and Lucy by his friend, Stevo.
But when a long standing vendetta against the de Marco family begins to rear its ugly head things begin to take a turn for the worse. With enemies old and new crawling out of the woodwork, just who is ultimately responsible for the devastation about to tear their whole world apart
Janet Louise McCartney was born and brought up in the beautiful Georgian town of Whitehaven, Cumbria which is located close to the Lake District. She is married to Gary and has a teenage daughter called Tamzin.
After thirteen years of having the initial idea she has finally written her first novel. Her life time ambition is to one day be able to give up her day job and write full time giving pleasure and entertainment to all her readers. With her debut novel now under her belt she hopes to go from strength to strength and produce the next international best seller.