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Alexis Ferguson wasn’t blessed with social graces, but the ambitious high school junior has used her book smarts to get her where she is today. It’s too bad that everything she knows is wrong.
After meeting a gorgeous stranger on a blind date, Alexis feels like she’s known him her entire life. Suddenly, dark long-forgotten memories swirl in her mind. She realizes she’s powerful, stunningly beautiful, and marked for death.
As she faces the one who ordered her execution years ago, Alexis must learn her strange new powers and trust in unlikely allies to keep herself alive.
Deception is the first installment in the young adult Transformed Series by USA Today bestselling author, Stacy Claflin. It’s a paranormal romantic suspense series that features gripping supernatural drama, surprising twists, dynamic characters, page-turning suspense, heart-pounding action, and angsty romance.
Pick up Deception today and you won’t put it down until the stunning conclusion.
This urban fantasy romantic thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat. In this book and the rest of the series, you’ll find a supernatural world far beyond the normal scope of vampires and werewolves. Buckle up and get ready for a ride full of twists and turns. It’s one for all ages – as long as you have an imagination and love surprises!
Sixty-eight years after the death, a young woman has traveled from England to set the record straight. Rebecca believes everyone had it all wrong. She has an interesting theory, but can she prove her version of what happened? She needs a little help from the one man in town who is the most skeptical of all, with good reason.
A novelette, approximately 10,000 words.
Included in this eBook is an additional 5000 word excerpt of Portrait of Conspiracy
Book 2 once again brings together sassy private eye Emily Parker, the hunky police detective Colin, and her close circle of interesting friends for another romantic mystery to solve.
One of private-eye Emily Parker’s best friends is falling head over heels for a handsome and wealthy man she met on an internet dating site. When he shows up in affluent Paradise Valley trying to raise money for an investment project, all hell breaks loose. Sweet Maggie wants a husband so badly she’s willing to overlook things her protective friends are not. She’ll have to learn the hard way that sometimes online dating can be murder. Think “Stephanie Plum” meets “Nancy Drew”.
***The Paradise Valley Mysteries***
The Scent of Lies: Book 1
The Heart of Lies: Book 2
The Edge of Lies: A Bridge Short Story between Books 2 and 3, the story of Evan & Emily
The Chain of Lies: Book 3
The Pursuit of Lies: Book 4
The Color of Lies: a Bridge Short Story between Books 4 and 5, the story of Colin & Miranda
The Betrayal of Lies: Book 5
The Harbor of Lies: Book 6
The House of Lies: Book 7
(*Most enjoyable if these books are read in order.)
OTHER BOOKS by Debra Burroughs
The Lake House Secret, a Jenessa Jones Mystery: Book 1, With her life going from bad to worse, reporter Jenessa Jones is drawn back to her small hometown by a homicide investigation that ends up pointing the finger at someone close to her heart. Can she uncover the truth of this murder before it destroys her family and any chance she has for a happy life?
The Boat House Secret, a Jenessa Jones Mystery:Book 3, Caught between her old flame and her new love, reporter Jenessa Jones must do some fancy footwork to stop a murderer who is set on killing her to kill the story she’s chasing.
The Gate House Secret, a Jenessa Jones Mystery: Book 4
Three Days in Seattle, When LA photographer Kate McAllister flies to Seattle in search of her missing sister, she finds irresistible real estate agent Ryan instead. Soon the two are entwined in a vengeful murder plot — and a simmering love affair…. (A light Romantic Suspense in the Emerald City)
Used bookshops often have a cat or two roaming the aisles, sleeping on the shelves, or sleeping on the customers. Here is a novel all about one bookshop and its resident cats, Stomper and Buglit; and about Kris, a 12-year-old boy who apprentices in the shop. Kris is a little bit like the cats: he’s a foster child getting used to a new family, and the cats are being fostered in the bookshop for the local shelter. Stomper and Buglit are a little bit like Kris: they get into trouble, have some wild adventures, and find out just what being part of a family really means.
Unlike some novels that have a bookstore setting, Shelve Under C has the real spirit of the store, its owners, its apprentice, its customers and, especially, its cats as the beating heart of this fuzzy beast. It’s full of wonderful characters, a wild storm, a doggy bucking bronco, catnip capers, an almost-deadly chicken salad sandwich, and . . . books! No need to knock — the door is open. So come on in, grab something to read, and get comfy on the big, red sofa.
When Krystal’s parents separate, she is thrust in to a new home and a new school. Forced to live in the man’s house her mother had an affair with and a new baby is too much. Beaten down with life, she deals with the pain the only way she knows how – by cutting herself.
At school, she makes one friend, Em. Together, they volunteer at a homeless shelter, serving soup and working alongside a diverse group with a few eccentrics sprinkled in. When she sees a boy from her school in the food line, he begs her to keep his secret.
Everyone has secrets, but no one knows hers. How can she start a new life when her scars will never heal?
Set in Sydney, Australia, during the 1950’s, this story by award-winning author Margaret Lynette Sharp offers an engaging read for lovers of sweet romance.
A terrible swamp.
A mysterious thief.
Is Pibbin—smallest of treefrogs—brave enough to get help for his friend?
~A fast-paced adventure for ages 5 and up
~Color illustrations, map, and on-site frog photographs
If only deciding who you are was easy. For Princess Katie, making her choice is quite a challenge, made worse when her two worlds collide. If she chooses to be a princess she’ll be a failure in the eyes of her father, but if she chooses to remain a spy she’ll miss out on the life she was born to live. Under the guise of a princess who is there to win the heart of the prince, she is sent to spy on a neighboring country. But this mission proves different from the ones that she is used to. She’s seen secret passages, and betrayal but she’s usually hiding in the shadows, not having tea with the queen or bantering with the prince.
If she had spent more time as a princess maybe this quest wouldn’t be so hard.
I pushed myself up and nearly stopped breathing again. The man who I had just knocked to the ground was none other than Prince Jarin. Definitely not the shadow, I thought. “That’s it, you—” the prince began as he pushed himself up and raised his fist. “Stop!” I guarded my face with both hands. “Katie?” “Ah…hello, fancy meeting you here,” I stammered.
Several years ago, a treasure hunting reality show resurrected the long-forgotten tale of Civil War treasure buried on my family’s property. Ever since, amateur treasure hunters have been trespassing, invading our land. When their negligence cost my uncle his life, I forged a letter to disprove the treasure’s existence. This stopped the hunters – but only for a time. Now they are coming back and, what’s worse, my secret has been discovered.
Arrogant Professor Gregory Randall knows about the forged letter, and he can ruin me with one phone call. But he won’t – as long I let him stay on the property to search for the treasure himself. It isn’t easy living in the same house as your blackmailer, and there’s more to Randall than meets the eye. He’s convinced there’s something to find, and I’m starting to think he might be right.
But even as we race to find the treasure first, the situation is becoming dangerous. Someone is determined to stop us: and they aren’t afraid to use violence to do so. I’m running out of ideas, options, and time, and what’s worse, my blackmailer is the only one I can rely on.
My first defense is the last man I can trust.
Romance novelist Meghan Townsend’s marriage is slipping, and no amount of prayer seems to help. She aims to recapture her husband’s waning attention by getting in shape and finds escape by crafting her own fictional love story. Taking inspiration for the hero from a new friend—the attractive, spiritual, and attentive Curtis Jameson—she pours her yearnings onto the page, and craves the kind of pulse-pounding romance found in her book, Racing Hearts…
In 1916 Corona, California, motorcars are all the rage, and racing them is what Meghan’s hero, Russell Keegan, does best. But when his competition vandalizes his car, the only mechanic available is a greasy woman in a man’s overalls.
After a racing accident claimed her father’s life, Winifred became the sole breadwinner for her family. She is disdained as a female mechanic, but her daddy’s trade is all she has left. Can she swallow her hatred of the races and take up Russell’s offer of big bucks to fix his car, or will she lose everything to mounting debt?
Under Meghan’s skillful pen, these two embark on a thrilling, adventurous romance. But she finds that writing those love scenes with Curtis’s face in mind takes her heart places it shouldn’t go. Will she realize in time that real life can be better than fiction?
About Better than Fiction
Better than Fiction is a unique, fun blend of Christian women’s fiction and turn-of-the 20th century historical romance. It has given two best writer buddies an excuse to work together, laugh together, create together. It’s given them an opportunity to spotlight the colorful town of Corona, California in this lighthearted romance, while sharing their burden for the woman tempted by infidelity or struggling with an affair of the heart.
Russell watched as Winifred left the Ford and approached with slow, almost reverent steps. As she walked the circumference, studying every angle of his car, he studied her.
Washed in light, patches of clean skin glowed pale through the grime on her face and neck. A single curl hung forgotten against the side of her gaping mouth. Having made a complete circle, she came around the back of the Cat and took measured strides along its side. Her fingers hovered above the wheel and followed the curve in a worshipful caress.
If he didn’t know her to be an unfeminine creature, he might think she were trying to seduce him.
Unbidden, the feel of her fingers ran a similar trail along his bare shoulders. He swallowed hard and squirmed in his seat. Something was wrong with him if a figureless woman in filthy coveralls set his mind on such an unchristian path. With a grunt, he shook off the images, jammed the handbrake into place, and jumped from the vehicle.
Steve’s game had ended long ago and Meghan was still tapping away on the laptop. Smiling, she closed her computer and nestled into her propped pillows with a dreamy sigh.
There was something about historical romance. A different time, a different way of life, but the same spark between a man and a woman.
A sharp snorting broke her from her reverie. Her gaze traveled to her husband?snoring loud enough to send the city into evacuation.
Meghan turned and studied the strong angle of his nose, the outline of his lips?even if they were hanging slack and flapping with every rattling breath. To be fair, she’d gotten pretty lax with her own appearance until a couple months ago, and Steve had never said a word. Of course, he hadn’t looked at her the way he used to in a long time, either.
She reached out and ran a finger along his arm. Would he stir and pull her close?
He smacked his tongue on the roof of his mouth, then turned the other way.
Dejected, Meghan rolled onto her back.
Looked like all the sparks tonight were reserved for Winifred and Russell.
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