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The spirits of the dead are like drowning people. They have no intent to do harm, but once they notice people like Fia, they latch on and in their panic and desperation, drag them under. Fia is a young woman in deep trouble, but the world thinks she owns the deluxe edition of crazy. To have any chance at a normal life, she needs a new start. Convinced that the woods are empty and safe, she signs on as a wilderness search and rescue volunteer. Bad assumption. Big mistake.
Are you tired of lies, broken promises, cheating and emotional game playing? Do you desperately want out of your relationship but can't seem to break away? Have you changed from the confident, happy woman you were before you met him to depressed, anxious and insecure? That's my story too. That's life with a narcissist. How do you know if your partner is a narcissist or whether you simply need to give it more time and patience?
If your parents loved you enough to erase you, who would you become? You are not your body. You’re not your hair, your eyes or your nose. You’re not your diseases, your anxieties, or your psychosis. Welcome to Astor Academy where, with the right genetic coding and a stomach for the impossible, you can change not only your body but the very course of your life…
A rake’s convenient life is shattered when his path is crossed by a beautiful runaway disguised as a boy. Clementina is driven to flight to escape her enemies. Will Jake’s dramatic rescue settle the matter, or will it all end in tears?
In the tradition of Regency Romance, a sweet story set in the glittering social world of Georgian London. The daughter of a social outcast finds the path of true love proverbially rough when she reluctantly falls for an arbiter of fashion…
White hair. Pallid skin. Red eyes. Azalee is Blistered, touched by the sun god Helios in an attempt to "cure" her of her Chertz heritage gone awry. She's banished underground, doomed to die alone. Until Joel comes along. He's young, he's intelligent, and he's determined to help her--even if it means defying the gods.
Lucy’s world turns upside down when she learns she is the love child of the Earl of Pennington, and not the late vicar’s daughter. Who is she really? Where does she belong? An impossible romance – unless Stefan, the new Earl, can help Lucy find the truth.
A jewel. An abandoned wife. An honest woman. Scandals past and present unravel in the path of destiny. Florence must find employment. Escaped from one threat, she dives into another when chance throws her into dangerous proximity with the brooding Jerome. Violent attraction puts her at the brink of the abyss she fears most. Is she doomed to repeat her mother’s history?
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There are many versions of the legend of the Fragrant Concubine. It is true that in 1760 the Chinese Emperor Qianlong conquered Turkestan and that a Muslim woman from that region was sent to the Forbidden City as his concubine. It seems she was something of a favourite, being promoted twice and given many gifts. But other stories have grown up around her.