Archive for June 11th, 2018
#52weeks52stories: Week 23
Word prompt: suicide
Word count: 1496, Reading Time – 2 mins, 19 secs
The watched hands of a clock are not supposed to move.
But Teddy Carver had seen the hands move for every one of the last twenty-four minutes.
Five minutes remained before the three o’clock bell rang signaling the end of history class and the end of the school day.
Time to go home.
Nervous jitters caused his knee to bounce while his fist tightened around the pencil he was holding. It snapped, breaking into pieces Teddy laid on the desk without taking his gaze from the clock.
He knew his classmates were staring at him. Some, out of curiosity but most were because they pitied their young friend. Teddy appreciated their kindness and concern. The school sent a beautiful wreath to his mom’s service and the GoFundme donations helped to pay for the service and more… since there’s no payout for suicides.
But he could live without the pity.
A Beverly Jenkins Romance Collection: You Sang to Me\Holiday Heat\I’ll Be Home for Christmas\Hawaii Magic\Overtime Love
by Beverly Jenkins
6.99 at time of posting!
USA TODAY Bestselling Author Beverly Jenkins presents a collection of five sizzling Kimani classics.
You Sang to Me
Sassy streetwise crooner Regina Carson is still dreaming of her big break. And when Jamal Watts hears the stunning songbird, he’s ready to sign her to his label. The love-burned producer isn’t prepared for the passion Regina unleashes in him. Suddenly they’re both hitting all the right notes. But Regina isn’t ready to trust her heart—unless this gorgeous, caring man can show her how, together, they can make the most beautiful music of all….
For Eve Clark, winter usually means long cold nights spent alone, until she’s persuaded to attend a masked ball. Abandoning her inhibitions, she shares a blissful tryst with a mysterious partner. Though she runs from their hotel room the next morning, Leyton Palmer is determined to track Eve down and show her that the night neither can forget was only the start of something sensational….
I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Three years ago, Broadway star Dina Caldwell and celebrity chef Morgan Caldwell were passionately in love. Now America’s onetime favorite couple are about to be reunited in Morgan’s Detroit hometown for the holidays. Is this the season for forgiving and forgetting? With sizzling kisses under the mistletoe, Morgan vows to make this a Christmas Dina will never forget!
Workaholic attorney Anita Hunt is on the job 24/7. She’s looking to make partner, not party. While on a forced vacation in Hawaii, she meets gorgeous pilot Steve Blair. When engine trouble forces them to make a crash landing, the seductive airman shows her a side of the exotic island and herself she never expected—and a passion that could make them partners in paradise forever.…
Drew Davis’s goal is to buy the semipro football team where he is general manager. But the owner’s granddaughter, Tasha Bloom, unexpectedly inherits it first. Still, Drew’s not brokenhearted, since their mutual passion for football runs second only to their attraction to each other. But can the team and their budding romance make it to the New Year’s Day championship?
by Glen Robins
FREE at time of posting! (Thru 6/12/18) Kindle Unlimited!
Collin Cook is a man on the run – from many things. This young father is struggling with his career, his increasingly strained marriage, and the pressures of life when he is sent into a tailspin by the sudden, tragic loss of his family. Losing them was a painful shock. Witnessing the accident over the phone was enough to send him over the edge. In “Off Kilter”, we follow Collin around the world as he battles with guilt and the pain of his loss while trying to stay one step ahead of his would-be captors. These would be captors have targeted the unstable Collin and have been dispatched to retrieve the huge settlement he received. At the same time, they have framed him so that law enforcement agencies have joined the hunt, believing that he is involved in major cyber attacks on several large banks. With the help of his long-time friend Lukas Mueller, a highly trained security expert, Collin must find a way to stay alive and maintain his freedom while teetering on the brink of emotional collapse.
Three Wishes (Dreams Come True Book 3)
by Emma Nichols
Genre: Women’s Fiction/Family Life/Humor
3.99 at time of posting! Kindle Unlimited!
He Was Responsible For Making A Dying Girl’s Wish Come True
With his gift for storytelling and his degree in film making, his plan had always been to see the world. A semester from finishing his graduate degree, Ben was assigned to make a dying girl’s wish come true. If he could hold it together, he might just fulfill one of his own. The problem was he’d never been good with kids and even less comfortable with beautiful women like the girl’s mother.
˃˃˃ She Just Wanted Her Baby To Live
Life hadn’t been easy for Charlie. When she refused to have an abortion she was kicked out of her parent’s house and dumped by her boyfriend. Now, six years later, Charlie’s daughter had leukemia and all she wanted was the same thing she’d wanted since she took the pregnancy test so long ago: for her baby to live.
˃˃˃ A Girl’s Dying Wish
After two long years of ineffective treatment, Olivia had one last wish: to leave a legacy for her mother. As she worked on the documentary with Ben, it seemed to be working and Olivia felt better than she had in a very long time. Then the father she’d never met showed up.
˃˃˃ Three people. Three wishes. One chance to make all their dreams come true.
Three Wishes is an amazing, heartwarming story that will give you a new appreciation for life. It is a standalone romance that can be read and enjoyed with or without reading the other volumes in the trilogy.
Title: The Prize (The ICON Trilogy #3)
Author: Vanessa Fewings
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: July 1, 2018
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.
A life she never imagined…and a love she can’t deny
Zara Leighton has risked everything to track down the elusive art thief known as Icon, only to discover him already in her arms: the billionaire tech genius—and her lover—Tobias Wilder. Zara wants to resist Tobias, to deny his fiercely sexy smile and their sizzling chemistry. But instead, she agrees to help him one more time.
Tobias will do anything to protect Zara, but he needs her for one last ultimate job: a job that will clear both their names and grant them a future together… if they can pull it off.
The danger is real. The stakes are unbelievably high. But when it comes to love, there’s only one prize that matters…
Vanessa Fewings is the USA TODAY bestselling author of the ENTHRALL SESSIONS.
THE CHASE is the first in her sizzling new romantic trilogy from HQN Books and will be released in June 2017, followed by THE GAME & THE PRIZE.
Vanessa is also the author of The Stone Masters Vampire Series. Prior to publishing, Vanessa worked as a registered nurse and midwife. She holds a Masters Degree in Psychology. She has traveled extensively throughout the world and has lived in Great Britain, Germany, Hong Kong, Cyprus and the USA.
Born and raised in England, Vanessa now proudly calls herself an American and resides in California with her husband.
The Bestselling Enthrall Sessions reading order can be found on VanessaFewings.com.
The Bestselling Enthrall Sessions – reading order can be found on VanessaFewings.com.
Rep’d by The Whalen Agency
Children’s book: Laughing eyes: Fun rhyming poems for parents and children about everyday life with beautiful illustrations
by Haya Magner, Miri Leshem Peli (Illustrator)
Genre: Children’s/Growing Up & Facts of Life/New Experiences/Nursery Rhymes
2.99 at time of posting! Kindle Unlimited!
In the collection “laughing eyes” poems filled with humor and beauty, from the everyday life of every child are presented.
This is the first book of Haya Magner, which contains songs illustrated with wisdom and emotion by Miri Leshem Peli
Coral’s hair is long and fine,
Covering her face like a vine
(like a silky drape,
Hiding a window left agape)
Who is the hair hiding away?
Is it Coral, or has another girl come to stay?
A beautiful rhyming book you will love to read with your child!
4 Ingredient Cookbook: 150 Quick & Easy Timesaving Recipes
by Bonnie Scott
Genre: Cookbooks/Quick & Easy
FREE at time of posting! (Through 6/12/18) Kindle Unlimited!
Do you struggle to find time for cooking after a busy day?
Do you need more time to relax, but still want great tasting food?
In this hectic modern world, it is most often the food that we eat that suffers. Less time to cook can often mean we reach for a takeout menu, or something equally less than nutritious.
But you don’t have to suffer at mealtimes and with 4 Ingredient Cookbook: 150 Quick and Easy Timesaving Recipes, you can find new ways to make exciting meals, using as little as 4 ingredients, with recipes for:
Snacks and appetizers
Bread and rolls
Pork, beef, fish and chicken
Salads and dressing
Cookies and candies
Sweets and desserts
Being busy is a given nowadays. There are many things competing for our time, but even a pantry that seems bare at first glance can produce something exciting.Whether you fancy mustard pork chops or chicken mozzarella, fried scallops or vegetable bake, the 4 Ingredient Cookbook has the answers that will make any meal come to life.
Buy the 4 Ingredient Cookbook today and see for yourself how quick and easy it is to make recipes from just 4 ingredients!