Friday, July 12, 2013

Contemporary Fiction

Good Morning Fans! Our new weekend Giveaway goes live shortly, make sure you check it out! Today I've decided on some Contemporary Fiction and Drama for you to read! So sit back, and enjoy the freebies! 

Waiting for A Ring
A day in the life of Gabby's relationship with often irresponsible and immature Lance Paige.

Secrets of a Kept Woman 1
Shayla Wilson and her two sisters from another mother are all keeping secrets and telling lies. Her beautiful, expensive, expertly-designed house of lies is about to fall, but not before she learns that the one person she least expects is the reason for her pain. While Secrets of a Kept Woman is unsettling at times, comedic at others, and dramatically written, it shows in a lighthearted way that life is full of laugh-out-loud moments, nourishment for the soul, and most importantly, opportunities to heal

The Dark Side of the Tracks
The Dark Side of the Tracks is a heart rendering mystery/drama set in the tumultuous times of the late 1960’s. For nineteen year old Sherylyn Saunders, it is a time of personal tragedy and unrest. After facing tremendous loss, and with a newly acquired nursing license, Sherylyn boards a train headed for San Jose, California. Little does she realize that stepping onto that train will change her life in ways never imagined. 

Sherylyn's journey takes the reader across America in a harrowing tale of love, friendship, mystery and suspense.Throughout it all Sherylyn experiences an America struggling to escape its dark side as both seek to reinvent themselves.

The Appetizer When You're Not His Main Course
Nook Link $2.99
Three girlfriends with three totally different lives, or they think……..
Yazmin and Trey have been together for five years. Enjoying her life as a stay at home wifey, the couple is expecting a set of twins. Their life could not have been any more picture perfect, until the day that Yazmin was involved in a hit and run accident. Scared for the life of her babies, Yazmin damn near goes into shock after she attempts to call Trey only to be greeted by his wife of the past ten years……
Monae and Malik have had a drama free long distance relationship for the last two years. Malik is a Marine, and is stationed in San Diego. They both have an understanding that once Monae graduates from UCLA, they will have their dream wedding. Planning an intimate surprise party just for two in his apartment, Monae discovers that she is not the only woman waiting for “her” man to come home……
Knowing that Devaugn is in a relationship, Nia simply don’t care. He is the ideal man, and Nia is convinced that if she works hard enough, she can show him that she is all the woman that he needs. Stephanie will be a thing of the past and Devaugn can start taking care of Nia and her three children full time. Or will he…….
These three friends all have one thing in common; they are really their man’s chick on the side. What happens when a woman find’s out that she is not her man’s main course, she is only the appetizer…..

The Rain Falls On Both
The social discontent of the States is rising and The Civil War is about to tear the nation apart. This is a young man's struggle to find truth and the choice that will impact his life and those around him, including the beautiful girl that is caught between him and the childhood friend that he fights alongside with on the battlefield.

Still Crazy
Still Crazy is about the mysterious sinking of the Still Crazy I, a small fishing vessel that worked off the coast of South Carolina, and the dramatic search for those on board. The story raises questions about irresponsible shipping lines, while demonstrating the bravery and tenacity of fisherman and Coast Guard crews when things go wrong.

Based on a TRUE Story!!

Follow a man through his lifelong quest to find his calling and battle the demons that try to keep him from it. From an executive officer in the financial world to a world class ass kicker in Afghanistan. From a Drug addict to an unwitting Role Model. 

"More twists and turns than a roller coaster" raves Michael Smith!

Find out what happened and journey with me as I delve into one of the most amazing "true" stories ever told. You will laugh, cry, cheer and shriek with disgust as I reveal many hilarious stories and unfortunate events.

Alaska be Damned!
A romantic drama set in the "Last Frontier." A successful series of rescues causes all manners of problems for Skipper Ben Reed. Follow the rules and let them die? Not likely! His decisions sets a course only brave men and women can follow. See what happens when independent citizens of Alaska decide to take back what's theirs.

What he did to her

Conor’s life consists of drugs, drink and getting dirty with as many women as possibly. 

He doesn’t care about the size, shape or colour as long as they want uncomplicated fun then he’s happy. For him love and relationships come with dire consequences and that’s not how he wants to live his life.

To Conor’s dismay, he finds his married boss Marcus, is having a fling with his very own sister Debs, and Conor has been asked to cover the trail by lying to the boss’s wife. The only problem is that he works with Neve and she’s no pushover.

When everything comes out into the open, his loyalty to friends and family are put to the test as people he thought he knew well are not what they seem. And when an ex walks back into his life he is once again ruled by the snake in his pants knowing she’s more than a handful to deal with.

Conor begins to find his simple hedonistic life being taken over by other people’s clouded judgement on their need for love, while he tries to avoid the same thing happening to him. 

Except ‘love’ is creeping up on him in an unexpected place that he would just about do anything to avoid. And temptation is going to lead him and his loved ones into trouble with serious consequences.

Opposites Attack: A Novel Inspired by True Events
Alyce flew 4,000 miles to learn French, sophistication and win back her boyfriend. Enter the très different, exasperating Jean-Luc. Will opposites attract or attack? Set in a total-immersion language school in the South of France, OPPOSITES ATTACK is a lyrical tale of clashing cultures and the heartwarming changes that can grow out of a mismatched pair in the battle of the sexes. Comical fish-out-of-water moments collide with quick tempers, seducers and plenty of foodilicious fun. Also, painful confidences. How close will the seemingly superficial American woman and the famous, cultured French writer become? How will they change each other?

Pearl Water's childhood was shattered the night she stood at her bedroom window and watched her mother run away without a glance back. Only ten years old, Pearl was left to care for the family and take over her mother's responsibilities.
Eight years later as the approach of midnight beckons, Pearl finds herself on the edge of eighteen and running, as her mother did, in search of freedom and the youth she'd been denied.
But freedom has a price.
She ends up on foreign turf; a farm in Oregon with her volatile boyfriend, Roy and his family, who seem to hold even more secrets than her own. As time goes by, Pearl is drawn into beautiful but also tumultuous relationships with these strangers in Oregon, all the while losing a bit of herself with each drop of booze Roy drinks.
As secrets unfold, Pearl wonders how much of her own past is truth and what has been a lie.
And would the answer come too late, as her world spirals down into a path of destruction?

Country Girls
It had been clear from the beginning, that Emma, Eli and Evey Wilson would be tied together by more than just a name and the blood that flowed through each of their veins. They would be bound for life by the secrets of their past and the lies that kept them hidden. 

After a fire devoured their family home and left them orphaned at an early age, Emma, Eli and Evey found themselves being raised by their grandfather and learning the ropes of life on the ranch. A life that quite suited Emma and Eli, but left Evey desperate to seek out a way to escape and run off to the big city. An escape she soon found in Preston Mercer. 

It wasn’t long after Evey rode out of town on Preston’s white horse that he revealed his true colors and what had been her dream come true became the stuff of nightmares. While Evey weathered the storm on her own at first, out of spite and sheer stubbornness, she finally broke her silence and called her sisters. They instantly rushed to her side, just as they had always done. Just as she had known they would. 

As Pandora’s Box was opened for the second time in 25 years, the sisters prepared for what would be their greatest battle yet. Would Evey be able to escape Preston’s wrath? Would Emma be able to face the monsters of her past? Would Eli find a way to heal the scars that had not only bound her body but shackled her spirit? And, most importantly, would there be room amongst the skeletons to hide another body? Join them on their journey, as they fight the enemy, embrace the ally and find out if love really does conquer all.

Hollywood Ass.
A Hollywood superstar suffers a mental collapse, her marriage is falling apart, her career is on the ropes and the only one keeping it all together is her loyal assistant and friend, Darryl. Problem is, he's kind of in love with her. Soon he finds himself drawn into a story that is much like the movies his employer stars in. But in real life the answers aren't in the script...

Enjoy this romantic and humorous story about Hollywood, fame, friendship and love.

The Fortune Quilt
"Accept the book with the amber spine. 
Return the frog. Take the cab.

What the hell kind of advice is that?"

When Tucson Today segment producer Carly McKay visits the quirky artist’s community of Bilby, Arizona, to do a story on a psychic quiltmaker, she receives an odd reading... and her life falls apart in eerie harmony with what the quilt foretold. Her best friend professes his undying love; her show gets canceled; and the mother who disappeared seventeen years ago appears on their doorstep, getting instant forgiveness from the entire family... except Carly.

Carly rushes off to Bilby to return the cursed quilt, and then surprises herself; she stays. She rents a cabin, gets a job, and meets an artist who shows her new ways to look at life, and love. Can she run away and start a new life, or should she go back and stitch her old one back together? 

And why is it so hard to get a straight answer from a psychic, anyway?

Socially Awkward: A Novel
Nook Link $2.99
Jennifer Smith spends most of her time wishing she had a more exciting name, lived a more exciting life, or that she could just become someone else for a while. With her sister Claire’s help, Jennifer channels her life’s desires into the perfect graduate research program: a fake Facebook identity that allows her to “study” the world’s reaction to perceived beauty. Making up a new name, designing a new personality, and doctoring a photo or two seems like the perfect plan; how could it possibly backfire? Especially if it helps her get the attention of a long-time school crush…

Lost in her new-found “popularity” as Olivia Saunders, Jennifer’s real life starts to slip out of her grasp piece by piece. Before long, she finds herself caught in a love square–where one of the four corners is an imaginary person. While Olivia’s life has all the glitz, glamour, and guys she could ever have wanted, Jennifer has to decide if she can walk away and learn how to be okay living life as herself.


KRISTINA SUTHERLAND learns she's pregnant, but how?
She couldn't remember having sex with anyone for a long time.
Her only explanation--a date rape drug.
The problem: it happened onboard the corporate yacht attended by every member of the board of directors, older men and friends of her family. Still, the test strip didn't lie. And now, someone wants her to have an abortion to end the scandal and would do anything necessary to make sure she either complies or dies before giving birth.
An insider, the head of security for Lyon International soon offers her the best chance in surviving and discovering the truth. But SHAWN DAVIS has his own deep secrets to hide. While his grandfather, Brent Lyon is the chairman of the board he had tossed Shawn and his mother to the curb when he was born. His mother had refused to have an abortion, a decision Shawn obviously felt thankful for. This time, however, Shawn can make a difference, especially when Kristina needs someone to believe in her, to be her champion.

Jennifer's Garden

In a race against time, cardiologist Jennifer Hamilton is caught between her mother's dying wish and taking the risk of a lifetime with Jackson Montgomery. He's the man hired to complete the landscaping for her new home; the venue for her upcoming wedding. He's everything she never wanted in a man, but his lure pulls strong, putting her career on the line...
First in a series of three (followed by Lust on the Rocks and Whisper Privileges)

Keep Your Friends Close & Your Co-Workers Closer (Keep Series)

This is a story about a fabulous, acid-tongued, femme-fatale who proves that in Corporate America, revenge is best served in Manolos!
Set in the glitzy backdrop of Beverly Hills, California, this laugh-out-loud novel is a fashion-savvy pharmaceutical sales rep’s account of events that put her tenacity and hormones to the test in the take-no-prisoners world of Corporate America.
An unexpected side-effect of having the perfect job, the perfect boyfriend, and the perfect wardrobe? Jealousy. Karen Keaton has never been one to mince words, or labels. When she is betrayed by a confidante at work, the stilettos must come out! When pushed, she finds out just how far she will go to protect her relationship, her reputation, and her ridiculous shoe habit.

A Change is Better than a Rest. (The Adventures of Travel Slag International)

Ms Jasmine Divine is a West End sensation and a rising star. Everybody wants to know what she eats, whose label she wears, and of course, what happens behind the firmly closed door of her luxury penthouse apartment. This is the story of one woman’s struggle to understand her present by re-visiting her male past. The quest takes her upon a journey of self discovery, retracing her turbulent transition from the quiet and self doubting man she used to be, to the flamboyant and self assured Ms Jasmine Divine; leading lady and frequenter of the gossip pages of numerous celebrity magazines; and of course the people’s queen of hearts.

However, she lives with a dark secret, that’s if the public ever discovered it, would destroy the career that she has dreamt of all of her life. When her civil partner Roberto walks out on her, as he reaches the end of his tether with the demanding schedule of Jasmine’s merry-go-round lifestyle, everything she once took for granted is no longer within her reach. While Jasmine stands at the brink of the abyss, and the life she once knew threatens to throw itself off and into the bottomless ravine below, she is faced with having to return to her past, and to the frightened man she once used to be; and finally confront the ghosts of her yesterdays to discover the answers to many questions which she simply buried long ago.

As she recalls her travels across Europe and into North Africa, while transitioning from the man that she once was, to the glamorous Ms Divine, she recalls how it was the places that she visited, and more importantly, the people from the past that she encountered upon her journey, that will help her to rebuild the future, which she considers to be unsalvageable; and finally put reality before superficiality.

Love a la Carte

A romantic short story from Jeffrey Stepakoff, bestselling author of Fireworks Over Toccoa and The Orchard.
In The Orchard, Grace Lyndon is a rising ingénue in the world of perfumes and flavors; a stiletto-wearing, work-a-holic in Atlanta, she develops aromas and tastes to enthrall the senses. Dylan Jackson is a widowed single father whose heart and hands have been calloused in the fields of his North Georgia apple farm. When Grace happens to taste an apple picked from Dylan's trees, it changes both their lives forever.
In "Love A La Carte," Dylan cooks a romantic dinner for Grace, who is stuck all evening at work.  By the end of the delicious evening, Grace realizes that she's beginning to fall for the handsome and caring Dylan…

Free Gift With Purchase
Your free gift with purchase doesn?t always come from a department store makeup counter.

Emma and Laura are about as different as two sisters can be. Emma?s always been the party girl, Laura, the hardworking doctor. But now, the two have something in common. Both are newly single and trying out the dating scene after marriage. 
Emma?s a widow and a single mother with a guilty secret she can?t let go. Laura?s husband just dumped her for one of four women he?s been sleeping with. A dispute over the house forces Laura to move in with her sister and that?s when the fun begins. 
Go on some dates with these 42 and 44 year-old adorable sisters who are both looking for love and your jaw will surely drop! Laura?s mixed bag includes Dan, a selfish womanizer, Ari, a stalker, and Tim, a compulsive liar. For Emma there?s sexy, adorable Preston, a self-proclaiming ?fun guy,? beautiful Alice, who's a lesbian, and a string of Matts who go from bad to worse. Then there's separated, charismatic, wealthy Luke Sullivan. Luke?s carrying some baggage, but he makes Emma?s heart stop every time he appears. 
Free Gift With Purchase is a book about two sisters who have always seen things from an entirely different perspective, but who as women in need of each other learn to consider that instead of judging, looking through each other?s eyes might make their lives a lot richer. In other words, when you buy into opening your heart and believing in yourself, you might just end up with a Free Gift With Purchase.

Cheap Books

Condemn Me Not $0.99 Amazon

Bound by friendship, two women find themselves at common crossroads, struggling with choices both past and present, career and home.

Simone Sheridan and Claire Atkins have been friends since college. Upon graduation, they took off in different directions, forging separate paths through motherhood. Neither planned to look back on the road they traveled with regret—yet that's exactly what’s at stake when their daughters issue opposing proclamations with regard to college.

Both mothers battle the news, but soon come to learn they must change course, or lose the sacred relationship between mother and daughter. But change is not an easy task when Simone and Claire unexpectedly find themselves staring down their choices, confronted by the same question: Where did I go wrong?

The Dr Pepper Prophecies $0.99 Amazon

25-year-old Mel Parker has a few tiny problems:
• Her job is terrible
• She's been dumped yet again
• Her ex is now her boss
• Her parents think she's a loser compared to her perfect younger sister
• All her efforts to improve her life seem doomed to failure
• There just isn't enough chocolate in the world to make up for the above.

The one good thing in her life has always been her best friend Will, who has seen her through every crisis from lost toys to pregnancy scares. But his girlfriend (who's prettier, better-dressed, more successful and secretly evil) is determined to replace Mel as the woman in his life and how is Mel supposed to compete?

So what do you do when you've pretty much given up on your own life? Help others, of course! After all, what's the worst that can happen? Well, Mel's about to find out.

Worse still, her misguided efforts seem to be driving a wedge between her and Will. Can Mel live without her best friend? Or is he the man she loves...?

Kept $2.99 Amazon

'Did she really just say that? I am fifteen again, except the reality is I am experiencing full parental horror, aged twenty-five. I want to die.'

Life hasn't quite worked out how Arielle Lockley imagined it would. Becoming the next Coco Chanel was always her childhood dream, but she's spent the past four years living a dizzying whirl of glitzy parties, luxurious holidays and daily shopping sprees - all paid for by boyfriend Piers - and not doing anything to make her Coco dreams happen.

When the recession hits, it's not just the economy that takes a tumble and Arielle finds herself living back with her parents, on bad terms with Piers, and having a CV that's as welcome as a pair of knock-off Jimmy Choos. And maybe it's the location, but she's also finding unwelcome thoughts of her childhood sweetheart are popping into her head...

What's a girl to do? Can Arielle figure out what it is she now wants to do with her life and move on, or will she be doomed to spend the rest of her life dwelling over her worst mistakes, stuck listening to her parents' embarrassing dinner table talk each night?

The Do-Over (Women's Fiction) $2.99 Amazon

The Do-Over...
Just before her fortieth birthday, Mara Jane Mulligan, devoted wife and mother, runs out of bubble bath, and the ensuing panic attack drives her to Canada for more. She realizes that one foamy soak probably won't cure what ails her, so she takes a 30 day vacation from her life. (What woman doesn't need one of those?) As her 30 days sail by, Mara Jane Mulligan discovers she has a decision to make that even Dorothy couldn't avoid... Will she click her heels for home or kick them up for good?

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