Every eye in the room is on him, standing in the spotlight as he always has, yet representing so much more. The tension is palpable, the anticipation and, yes, the fear. He smiles, looks down at the wood for just a moment, then back into the faces of his empire.
He finds her in the crowd and she smiles for him, a tiny affirmation.
“We have endured a very savage time.” His voice amplifies over the crowd, and it is gentle—so very gentle. “We have endured a lot of uncertainty. But we have endured. I understand if you are uneasy, and that's why I've called for this meeting. I want you all to know where I stand. To this day, there are things that I don't know, details I may never understand about the way life was here while I was gone. That's why, from this moment, all of you who are under this roof have a clean rap. If you were my enemy, I grant you pardon.”
He pauses for a moment as the shock and outrage slingshot around the room. His expression never changes as he lets his words sink into sense. In her corner, Emma isn’t watching him. Her gaze is tracking the family, watching expressions. No one notices her—no one ever has, and even now, she is hiding behind her demure façade, and helping him by watching the family he is so adamant about trusting.
About Black Collar Queen: Claiming the Morgan Syndicate was supposed to be the hardest part—but now they have to keep it.
Seth Morgan has taken his place as the head of the Morgan syndicate, with his cousin Emma by his side. But the change of regime came at a heavy price: Emma’s mother is missing, and the Oliver syndicate wants Emma’s head on a platter.
And there are secrets—skeletons from their parents coming to haunt them. Seth is moving pieces, struggling to keep Emma safe and peace in the city while Emma alienates her lover and grapples with her past.
With threats on every side, and unable to trust their allies, Emma makes a misstep that could cost more than the syndicate is willing to pay: the life of it’s young queen.
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Alyssum Bracken sets out in search of Jensen Burkhardt…
After a longtime feud over copper between the Gremalian and the Gobel races, she hopes he has inherited his father’s legendary abilities as tensions rise to a breaking point. But when she finds him in faraway New York, Alyssum discovers she didn’t reach the handsome gremlin first. Aric, a rival goblin, is already ensconced in Jensen’s life.
However, Aric Bramble isn’t the enemy…
Courageously risking exile to save both races from a bloody war, the unlikely trio decide to work together. A forbidden friendship with Aric, a first love with the noble Jensen, while juggling her father, their leader, the prejudice of her people against the Gobel—and Aric’s people trying to kill them all—might be too much for Alyssum to handle.
Jensen’s strength is the one thing keeping Alyssum grounded, but will their relationship be threatened by her friendship with Aric?
Will any of them even survive the coming conflict? Alyssum isn't sure…but she’s going to try.
Heather Young-Nichols was born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan and graduated from nearby Saginaw Valley State University with a degree in sociology. The only thing that rivals her love of reading is her love of baseball. During the season you can find her gushing about both.
Heather’s debut new adult contemporary romance, Up for Grabs (Swoon Publishing) released in May 2014 with the follow-up, Up for Forever (Swoon Publishing) due in May 2015. A young adult fantasy, Grounded, releases May 19, 2015 with Limitless Publishing.
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I'd sworn to myself that I'd never give my heart away again, that I'd be content with meaningless flings. So why did I feel so empty?
Let’s take another step back into sexy billionaire, Rylan Archer’s past. Still a bachelor at twenty-eight, Rylan is everything a woman could want. Handsome. Intelligent. Rich. But ever since he caught his fiancée cheating on him with another woman, he's sworn off love and relationships. Only now, he finds himself unfulfilled and wondering if, maybe, he's made a mistake.Don't miss the arousing novella that gives you another glimpse into the mind of Rylan Archer, the sexy billionaire in M.S. Parker's Pleasures series.
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For Adriana Monroe life couldn’t get any better. She has great friends, her photography business is booming and she married Alex, her childhood best friend. Life is perfect. It’s a fairy tale really.
But one night changes everything for her.
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If I could describe my world in a color, it would be black.
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I let darkness take over when I was sixteen. That’s when my world fell apart. That’s when I learned Tucker Stavros took my life away from me. I’ve spent years allowing the darkness to comfort me; letting it take my emotions and box them up. Why do I need emotions anyway? They only make me weak. I need to be strong for what needs to be done.
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Well, that was the plan, until Cammie Richards walked into my life. Now there are gray areas — slight color bleeding through the black.
What happens when she looks beneath my darkness and sees the monster lurking there? Will she run away or try to save me?
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Jason McGregor was a country boy
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responsibility but that didn't teach him anything about the rules of love. In
Jason's eyes it was all about the horses and keeping the McGregor Ranch going.
When Haley Sheridan came to visit, Jason's world gets turned upside down. He
could no longer see black and white anymore.
Haley Sheridan was far from home
and lost without her father. Her emotions were all over the place. She only
came to Montana out of duty to her mother. She didn’t understand how Mrs.
McGregor took care of all the house hold chores from cooking, cleaning, and
making sure her husband and sons were taken care. But when she looked at Jason
there was something in his eyes that made her want to understand.
Could a cowboy love a city
slicker? Or a city slicker love a cowboy? Neither one knew how to communicate
what they really wanted. Come follow Jason and Haley in Book 1 of The McGregor
Saga. See how two hearts can become one with enough faith.
She is a native to New England
although she was raised on the plains of West Texas. She has always loved to
write stories. But it wasn't until she married her husband did she take a
chance on her dream to become a published author. Although writing is her
passion, she also loves to spend time with her kids and husband on their five
Typical college student, Olivia Marshall embarks
on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Spain with her best friend, Nolan, a handsome
all-American. After three years, they share a special bond, but there’s a fine
line between friendship and…more. Spain turns out to be more of an experience than
Olivia imagined. She meets Andres Cruz, a mysterious, sexy man. Lead singer of
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to him. Torn between two men promising her forever,
Olivia will discover if she can trust herself and her instincts as she chooses
between the comfort of what she’s always known or the excitement of a
connection she’s never felt before.
Note: This book is intended for 18+ for language
and sexual content
What happens when something so terrible tears you
apart from the inside out?
You become a fragment of yourself.
On the right path to achieving her hopes and
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lets loose during her senior year of high school, she loses everything.
Living in a nightmare after surviving the most
traumatic event, Campbell learns to be content by walking through life single
and unattached, free of the uncertainty that relationships bring. She isn’t
looking for love. In fact, she goes out of her way to avoid it—that is, until
she runs into Deacon Montgomery, a kind and handsome Chicago firefighter. She denies
her instant attraction to him, only making him more persistent in his pursuit
of her. Despite her desire to be with Deacon, Campbell is too damaged to share
herself with anyone else.
Life left Campbell shattered. Can Deacon help
put the fragments back together? Or will she forever be broken?
***This novel is intended for adults/18+ for
language, adult situations, and sexual content***
A Beautiful Kind of Love
Release Date: April 11th, 2014
choice has a consequence.
believe in soul mates. Why? Because I have one and his name is Jax Porter.
have known Jax my whole life and I have loved him with every breath I’ve ever
taken. The fact that we were born a mere month apart to mothers that are best
friends has made us inseparable since birth.
we have is so rare, one would think our story would be written, our fate
sealed. But, unfortunately that’s not how life works. Life offers us many
choices that can turn destiny into chance.
now find myself heading toward a destination that I could have never imagined
and I have to figure out where to go from here.
the choices that have been made change our path forever or will fate find its
resides in southwest Michigan with her husband, three young children, and two
dogs. She has a Master’s degree in education from Eastern Michigan University and
is a huge University of Michigan sports fan. She loves the beauty of her home
state, especially the lakes and the gorgeous autumn weather. When she is not
writing, you will find her reading, snuggled up with her kiddos, or spending
time with family and friends. She loves traveling and exploring new places with