"Simply put, The Romance Recipe is a treat." -USA TODAY
A fiery restaurant owner falls for her enigmatic head chef in this charming, emotional romance
Amy Chambers: restaurant owner, micromanager, control freak.
Amy will do anything to revive her ailing restaurant, including hiring a former reality-show finalist with good connections and a lot to prove. But her hopes that Sophie's skills and celebrity status would bring her restaurant back from the brink of failure are beginning to wane…
Sophie Brunet: grump in the kitchen/sunshine in the streets, took thirty years to figure out she was queer.
Sophie just wants to cook. She doesn't want to constantly post on social media for her dead-in-the-water reality TV career, she doesn't want to deal with Amy's take-charge personality and she doesn't want to think about what her attraction to her boss might mean…
Then, an opportunity: a new foodie TV show might provide the exposure they need. An uneasy truce is fine for starters, but making their dreams come true means making some personal and painful sacrifices and soon, there's more than just the restaurant at stake.
Carina Adores is home to romantic love stories where LGBTQ+ characters find their happily-ever-afters.
Book 1: Hot Copy
Book 2: The Romance Recipe
Three characters with their own agendas converge in a town filled with mediums, where most residents make their living speaking to the dead … and there’s no such thing as resting in peace.
Russ Griffin has always wanted to be a fantastic medium. Growing up in the town of St. Hilaire, where most residents make their living by speaking to the dead, means there’s a lot of competition, and he’s always held his own. But Russ knows the town he loves is corrupt, and he’s determined to save it before the sinister ruling body, The Guild, ruins all he’s ever wanted.
Willow Rogers is St. Hilaire royalty. An orphan, raised by The Guild, she’s powerful and mysterious. But she has secrets that might change everyone’s fate. She’s done with St. Hilaire, done with helping spirits move on. She wants to end the cycle for good and rid the town of ghosts, even if that means destroying the only home she’s ever known.
Asher Mullen lost his sister, and his parents can’t get over her death. They sought answers in St. Hilaire and were turned away. Now they want revenge. Asher is tasked with infiltrating the town, and he does that by getting to know Russ. The only problem is he might be falling for him, which will make betraying him that much harder.
Russ, Willow, and Asher all have their own agendas for St. Hilaire, but one thing’s for certain: no one will be resting in peace.
Stories of famous monsters in a new horror anthology featuring Joe R. Lansdale, F. Paul Wilson, Jonathan Maberry, Ramsey Campbell, and many others
Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, the Bride of Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Moreau, the Headless Horseman, the Invisible Man, the Phantom of the Opera, the Wicked Witch of the West—they’re all here, in this collection of horror short stories that reimagine, subvert, and pay homage to our favorite monsters and creatures.
Written by the biggest names in the genre, including Joe R. Lansdale, F. Paul Wilson, Jonathan Maberry, Ramsey Campbell, Lisa Morton, Owl Goingback, Richard Christian Matheson, Seanan McGuire, Maurice Broaddus, Dacre Stoker, Linda D. Addison, Alessandro Manzetti, Tim Waggoner, John Palisano, Mercedes M. Yardley, Lucy A. Snyder, Gary A. Braunbeck, Rena Mason, and Monique Snyman.
Widow Kelly Carlsen has been through a lot since the death of her husband three years ago. Reported to the police for murder by her vindictive mother-in-law, she was suspected of poisoning her husband, jailed away from her son, and nearly went to prison before an autopsy proved her husband died of an undiagnosed nut allergy. Traumatized by the experience, she and her son Dan have become very close while also dealing with tension from the emotional scars left by the experience. She keeps a close eye on him-and not just because of what's happened to her-she has reasons that are more genetic than environmental. Dan, like his grandmother, is a sociopath: manipulative, impulsive, and almost remorseless. Intensive therapy has helped him and his mother a great deal, but she has always worried that he is a ticking time bomb whose impulsiveness and lack of empathy will lead him straight to jail. So when Dan's girlfriend goes missing after the two get blackout drunk on a date and Dan believes he may have killed her, Kelly scrambles to cover for him. But his vindictive grandmother has other plans and no qualms about lying to get what she wants. Now, a desperate mother willing to take any steps to protect her son must face a grandmother with no conscience-and be prepared to suffer the consequences.
The first anthology of original short stories featuring the confluence of two iconic properties, as the Predators seek the ultimate prey: the Xenomorphs from Alien
The ultimate hunters, the Predators, are pitted against their ultimate prey, the Xenomorphs, with humans caught in the middle! Taking place on Earth and in distant space, these tales have been crafted by a who’s who of today’s most talented authors of the fantastic:
David Barnett - Roshni “Rush” Bhatia - Curtis C. Chen - Delilah S. Dawson - Mira Grant - Susanne L. Lambdin - Jess Landry - Yvonne Navarro - E. C. Myers - Scott Sigler - Maurice Broaddus - Chris Ryall -Bryan Thomas Schmidt - Steven L. Sears - Jonathan Maberry and Louis Ozawa
With fifteen new and original stories, this first-of-its-kind anthology is inspired by the events of the original Aliens vs. Predators movies, graphic novels, and novels. Includes a new story written by Jonathan Maberry and Louis Ozawa (“Hanzo” from the movie Predators) as Hanzo’s brother faces the eternal threats of both the Yautja and the Xenomorphs.
The first in a new series from New York Times bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray, Edgewater Road invites us into a world of family mysteries, small-town secrets, and perhaps a little romance along the way.
When Jennifer Smiley's grandmother, Ginny, leaves her an old farmhouse on Edgewater Road in seemingly quiet Ross County, Ohio, Jennifer can't pass up the opportunity for a new beginning. Almost immediately she meets a group of men who generously help her move in. When she realizes that they work for Lincoln Bennett, her next-door neighbor, she's intrigued. Lincoln is gorgeous and has dark, lapis-blue eyes she could get lost in ... but he doesn't seem all that friendly. She's torn between getting to know him and sticking with the solitude she knows so well. Maybe she could let down some of those walls she's built around her emotions?
Lincoln Bennett likes to keep his head down and get his work done. He's been to prison and he knows that a lot of folks don't take kindly to a man with that kind of history. Plus, he's busy helping other ex-cons get back on their feet. But when he meets Jennifer, he can't help but feel an instant attraction. Will she be able to look past his unsavory history? Will she be able to accept the men he's working so hard to help?
While Jennifer gets to know Lincoln and his friends, she also begins to unravel her grandmother's story, putting together the pieces from scraps of memories and things she finds in her new home. She soon discovers that Ginny Smiley harbored some dark secrets on Edgewater Road-and that those secrets include both Lincoln and her own absent father. Is learning the truth worth the heartache it could bring?
As the weeks pass and she and Lincoln become closer, Jennifer learns there is a lot to uncover in Ross County-wonderful friendships, darling towns ... and more than one secret that might be better left buried.
How is it fair that Jane, miraculous healer and lightning-slinging badass, gets all pukey at the sight of blood?
Taking a job in an emergency room for magical agents might not be the best fit, but if Jane agrees to work for the man for a couple of months it will give her mentor the time he desperately needs to bounce back from losing his powers, his girlfriend, his job, and his right arm. So Jane puts her dreams of personal liberty in a full nelson, dusts off her magical powers, and gets ready to step under Big Brother’s thumb.
Surprise! Her corporate responsibilities include a side assignment, too. Investigating the murder of a teenaged necromancer, Jane is stuck playing Watson for the most obnoxious agent on staff. Of course, he uses his Sherlock Holmesian powers of deduction to throw a match on the gasoline-soaked house of cards that is Jane’s life by pointing out that she’s, well, about six months pregnant. Since Jane’s the first person with powers to get knocked up in recorded history, suddenly everyone is suuuuper interested in her for all the wrong reasons.
As the net continues to close, Jane’s not the only one inside. Her newly not-possessed mentor is up to his neck in a web of golemancy, sabotage, freelance psychos, and traitors. How can Jane, mildly nauseous and completely out of her depth, stay alive long enough to catch a killer, save her mentor, and plan an epic escape from the most powerful magical corporation in the world on the side?
Words of Power is an urban fantasy adventure series with a hearty helping of Sumerian, Arthurian, and modern mythologies, and a double dose of inclusive romance. Fans of Quentin Tarantino, Tamsyn Muir, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer will enjoy the cheeky writing, simmering romance, and technicolor brawls.
Human-alien hybrids have infiltrated the highest levels of government . . .
Reunited with Brian and Sydney, Jaden and Malia Kwan are now hunting down their nemesis, trying to stop him from killing off Salvatore's brethren. But before long, they discover that the clandestine organization, Majestic, has infiltrated the highest levels of the United States government in preparation for global conquest. Can Malia and Jaden stop them before it's too late?
Alien detectives stumble across a mystery that could tear apart their patchwork planet, the Crucible, in this riotous science fantasy novel from the smash hit game, KeyForge
Wibble & Pplimz, the Crucible's most unusual private investigators, must set off from their office in Hub City to clear the name of a former client. Along the way, their investigation broadens from a simple accusation of theft to include a missing person, a potential murder, and a highly unusual gem. Four interlinking incidents take them across the Crucible, as they attempt to solve the case. But there's something more sinister lurking underneath: evidence of a secret society that aims to discover the power of the Architects, and forever change the nature of the Crucible itself.
Welcome to Magnolia Bloom, where hearts heal and magic happens…in a castle…in East Texas…
Lexi Stewart’s lineage extends to the founders of the MacInnes legacy in far away America. A year has passed since she was widowed much too young, but she’s floundering, so she accepts an invitation to escape her beloved Scotland for a needed respite. Surely a visit with her Texas relatives and a stay at Castle MacInnes will put her back to rights.
There’s just one problem: Logan Jameson. The handsome personal trainer is getting everyone in Magnolia Bloom on a fitness kick, and he's determined to make her believe she’s not too old or too heavy to find love again.
She’s equally determined to prove him wrong. She'd loved her husband and loves her peaceful life. It doesn't matter she's never known grand passion, been consumed by desire, or experienced the joy of being pursued. And she’s never, ever considered being the pursuer.
She’ll take this long overdue vacation and return home, intent on living in her quiet home, in her quiet town, in the security of her quiet future. That will be enough.
Take a whirlwind tour to the incredible planet of a million fantasy races, the Crucible, in this wild science fantasy anthology from the hit new game, KeyForge.
Welcome to the Crucible-an artificial planet larger than our sun-an ever-growing patchwork of countless other worlds, filled with creatures, sentient beings and societies stolen from across the universe by the mythical Architects. Across this dizzying juxtaposition of alien biospheres, the enigmatic and godlike Archons seek to unlock the secrets at the heart of the Crucible. Everyone else is just trying to survive . . . Explore ten tales of adventure in a realm where science and magic team up, of discovery and culture clash, featuring mad Martian scientists, cybernetic surgeons, battle reenactors, elven thieves, private investigators, goblins, saurian monsters, and the newly arrived human Star Alliance.
When your gun-nut friend says, "Go to Sin City for a classified mission," you book a flight to Vegas.
But Jane doesn't even make it to the super secret meeting before her life hits the fan. Sana Baba's hit team is on her trail and her mentor, Dahl, is apparently possessed by the consciousness of an evil, fictional Arthurian villain.
Where, in the utter tornado of events is she going to find time to consider her boyfriend's proposal? They've known each other for like, five minutes, right?
It may be a moot point if Jane dies in action. She's drained her magical reserves so much that even healing a paper cut will put her in the grave. It's going to take all of Jane's courage, propensity for bending the rules, and disregard for authority to stand up to the extranatural jerk off trying to take over Dahl's life and send it back beyond the barrier of reality.
Neon Redemption is an urban fantasy adventure with a dose of Sumerian, Arthurian, and modern mythologies, and a dash of romance. Fans of Quentin Tarantino, Tamsyn Muir, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer will enjoy the cheeky writing, toasty romance, and technicolor brawls.