By Harriet Evans
The Wildflowers by Harriet Evans is the spellbinding new novel from the Top 5 Sunday Times bestselling author of A Place for Us and The Butterfly Summer. Fans of Kate Morton's The Lake House or Santa Montefiore will delight in this book. Harriet Evans is 'perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes and Maeve Binchy' BestTony and Althea Wilde. Glamorous, argumentative ... adulterous to the core. They were my parents, actors known by everyone. They gave our lives love and colour in a house by the sea - the house that sheltered my orphaned father when he was a boy. But the summer Mads arrived changed everything. She too had been abandoned and my father understood why. We Wildflowers took her in. My father was my hero, he gave us a golden childhood, but the past was always going to catch up with him ... it comes for us all, sooner or later. This is my story. I am Cordelia Wilde. A singer without a voice. A daughter without a father. Let me take you inside.
The Watch House
By Bernie McGill
In the vein of Hannah Kent's Burial Rites, THE TAILOR'S HOUSE by Bernie McGill is the story of the modern world arriving on Rathlin, a remote Irish island, at the very end of the nineteenth century, with dramatic consequences for a young woman named Nuala.As the twentieth century dawns on the island of Rathlin, a place ravaged by storms and haunted by past tragedies, Nuala Byrne is faced with a difficult decision. Abandoned by her family for the new world, she receives a proposal from the island's aging tailor. For the price of a roof over her head, she accepts.Meanwhile the island is alive with gossip about the strangers who have arrived from the mainland, armed with mysterious equipment which can reportedly steal a person's words and transmit them through thin air. When Nuala is sent to cook for these men - engineers, who have been sent to Rathlin by Marconi to conduct experiments in the use of wireless telegraphy - she encounters an Italian named Gabriel, who offers her the chance to equip herself with new skills and knowledge. As her friendship with Gabriel opens up horizons beyond the rocky and treacherous cliffs of her island home, Nuala begins to realise that her deal with the tailor was a bargain she should never have struck.
The Warrior's Blood (e-short story)
By M. K. Hume
A dramatic and gripping exclusive e-short story set in Roman Britain that brings the bitter rivalry between Constans, son of Emperor Constantine III, and Lord Vortigern vividly to life.Constans travels to Vienna to relieve his father's troops, accompanied by the Cymru king, Vortigern, who cannot decide of the boy should live or die in order to facilitate Vortigern's rise to prominence. An ambush attack at a dangerous river crossing forces Constans to devise a courageous plan and fate to play its hand...
What Dreams Are Made Of
By Sheila O'Flanagan
If you've ever dared to dream big, or reach for the stars, then these gorgeous stories from Sunday Times bestseller Sheila O'Flanagan are for you. Perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes, Erica James and Marian Keyes, this free collection of Sheila's previously published stories will make your heart skip a beat, make you laugh with abandon, and smile in the knowledge that just about anything's possible...A passenger spots the man of her dreams on her daily commute - and decides to make her fantasy a reality.A widow on the verge of giving up everything rediscovers the magic in her life.A publicist attending a star-studded event ends up in the spotlight.A mother reveals a secret to her family that will change their lives for ever.A pop star discovers she can't hide - even in paradise - until she takes fate into her own hands.A young girl comes to term with who she is - and who she isn't - on her island escape.These feel-good stories, together for the first time in this exclusive digital edition, are taken from Sheila O'Flanagan's bestselling collections Destinations, A Season to Remember and Connections. In addition to these wonderful stories, don't miss the chance to get up close and personal with Sheila in WHAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF's special extra material, including a sneak peek of her upcoming novel, THE MISSING WIFE.
A Woman in a Million
By Monica Wood
An e-short story.If you loved The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and The Shock of the Fall, this is for you...There's someone you should meet. But, before you do...She's just turned one hundred. She doesn't want a birthday party. Or a TV interview. She's too busy practising for her driving test. And hoodwinking church visitors with magic tricks. She's Miss Ona Vitkus. And she's one in a million.Warm, funny and heartbreaking, this short-story prequel to THE ONE IN A MILLION BOY - the book destined to be on everyone's lips this summer - will make you laugh and cry with the turn of a page.
Wild and Free
By Wendy Holden
Wild and Free by Sunday Times bestselling author Wendy Holden sees the author of Bad Heir Day and The Wives of Bath at the top of her game. Fun for fans of Jane Costello and Carole Matthews.'Super-sharp ... This hugely entertaining novel is chick lit at its best!' CloserWild & Free is the festival du jour. Everyone piles through its gates - and Cupid lies in wait to sprinkle a little midsummer madness on them all.Teacher Ginnie is desperate to forget her crush on headmaster Mark, and hopes glamping might do the trick. But Mark is also heading for Wild & Free to reform his college band ... desperate not to be seen by anyone he knows. Mark's bandmate James dreams of a festival blow-out with his son, Guy ... until his wife Victoria's ambition kills the dream. Now she and Guy are en route to Wild & Free instead but when Guy meets Shanna-Mae and falls for her earthy charms, Victoria is determined to snap Cupid's arrow.Will the magic of the festival send them wild? Or set them free to find peace and love?
Waiting For Doggo
By Mark Mills
No-one ever called Dan a pushover. But then no-one ever called him fast-track either. He likes driving slowly, playing Sudoko on his iPhone, swapping one scruffy jumper for another. He's been with Clara for four years and he's been perfectly happy; but now she's left him, leaving nothing but a long letter filled with incriminations and a small, white, almost hairless dog, named Doggo. So now Dan is single, a man without any kind of partner whether working or in love. He's just one reluctant dog owner. Find a new home for him, that's the plan. Come on...everyone knows the old adage about the best laid plans and besides, Doggo is one special kind of a four legged friend...and an inspiration.
The Winter Gathering
By Deirdre Purcell
It's ten years on from the first winter gathering, when four of Maggie Quinn's closest friends rushed in to spend Christmas with her after her husband walked out just days before. And at Christmas, it doesn't take long for an event to become a tradition.But this Christmas Day, for the first time, there's an addition to the party, in the form of a young, very handsome man. Only one of the women knows what he's doing there, and she's remaining tight-lipped.So begins a new chapter in the lives of the five friends. As the winter moves towards spring, each faces personal hurdles, from family difficulties to illness to the unexpected reappearance of Maggie's ex. Throughout, each proves that friends truly are the family you choose -- and that, ultimately, the magic of Christmas can arrive at any time of year.
The Wedding Weekend (An Emma Hannigan short story)
By Emma Hannigan
The Wedding Weekend by Emma Hannigan is a delightful e-short featuring much-loved characters from her novels, which include The Summer Guest and Driving Home for Christmas. Emma is a must-read for fans of Patricia Scanlan and Cathy Kelly.'A writer who understands exactly how women think' Cathy KellyTess can't quite believe her luck - she's marrying Marco, the man of her dreams, in an exquisite traditional Italian wedding, surrounded by her adoring family.But when an ex puts in an unexpected appearance in Rome, Tess is instantly taken back to glorious Huntersbrook House and the warmth and joy of the Craig family. Memories she thought she had long-buried and left behind in Ireland suddenly resurface at the worst possible moment. Forced to face both her past and future on the evening of the rehearsal dinner, Tess is thrown into turmoil. Which man - and moment - will win out?From Rome to the Irish seaside town of Caracove Bay... Don't miss Emma's sublime novel The Summer Guest.
When Alex Was Bad
By Jo Davis
An intoxicating erotic novel from bestselling author JO DAVIS in which the forbidden becomes permissible...After fifteen years together, Alexander and Olivia Quinn have become strangers, both in and out of the bedroom - until Olivia suggests a provocative plan to save their marriage. When their handsome neighbor joins the game, all three players will become embroiled in a dangerous and unexpected world of secrets, betrayal and murder.Don't miss Jo Davis's paranormal romance alter-ego J. D. Tyler, and her sizzling, addictively dark Alpha Pack series.
By Sara Hely
When war breaks out in 1939 guns and fat barrage balloons invade Hyde Park. The Dulcimer grandchildren are sent into Sussex and they find life at Dulcimer Hall as humdrum as ever - with no excitements or worries about a German invasion and no inkling at all of the dramas developing in the lives of the adults around them.Into their world comes Maggie Dunlop a Scottish girl taken on as a nursery maid. Having escaped her violent father soon she's thriving adored by the children well liked by both staff and family. Little does she know that her popularity is sowing dangerous seeds of jealousy or that feelings of affection can grow into a deep yet impossible love.
When I'm With You Complete Novel (Because You Are Mine Series #2)
By Beth Kery
The bestselling e-serialisation complete and in print for the first time. If you love Sylvia Day, Fifty Shades and J. Kenner you'll adore When I'm With You...Book Two in the Because You Are Mine series.Out-of-control party girl Elise Martin has come to Chicago to prove to herself and her family that her life is truly worthwhile. But she never dreamed she'd find herself at the erotic mercy of Lucien Lenault, her girlhood crush, an irresistible enigma who renders women powerless...not to mention wholly insatiable. But Elise isn't just any woman. She's used to playing with fire and for her, discovering Lucien's secrets is all part of the game. As the two of them enter into a dangerous sexual dance, Lucien can't help but wonder if the exquisite firestorm that Elise has ignited could not only expose his secrets, but also draw him dangerously close to the edge, and leave both their futures in ashes...For more electrifying, passionate romance, don't miss the other titles in the Because You Are Mine series: Because You Are Mine, Because We Belong and Since I Saw You and look for Beth's sizzling new serialisation The Affair.
What Lies Within
By Tom Vowler
A tightly spun, atmospheric and powerful psychological suspense.Living in a remote Devon farmhouse, Anna and her family have always been close to nature, surrounded by the haunting beauty of the moor. But when a convict escapes from nearby Dartmoor prison, their isolation suddenly begins to feel more claustrophobic than free. Fearing for her children's safety, Anna's behaviour becomes increasingly irrational. But why is she so distant from her kind husband Robert, and why does she suspect something sinister of her son Paul? All teenagers have their difficult phases...Meanwhile, a young idealistic teacher has just started her first job, determined to 'make a difference'. But when she is brutally attacked by one of her students, her version of events is doubted by even those closest to her. Struggling to deal with the terrible consequences, she does what she can to move on and start afresh. As the two narratives converge, the tension builds to a devastating denouement, shattering everything you thought you believed about nature, nurture and the true meaning of family.
When We Are One (When I'm With You Part 8)
By Beth Kery
The conclusion of Beth Kery's unforgettable eight-part serial novel for fans of Fifty Shades of Grey, the Crossfire series and Because You Are Mine, of a man and woman inextricably bound by the scandalous secrets of the past and by the sexual transgressions that still fuel their uncontrollable desire...In the luxury of Ian Noble's penthouse, he, Francesca, Lucien and Elise gather for an evening that begins in pleasure and ends in a shattering confrontation - one that finally reveals the secrets of Lucien's past. And, at Elise's impulsive urging, the bitter truth that Lucien has hidden for so long is finally exposed. But the reality is more soul tearing than Elise imagined - leaving her with the guilt that she pushed the man she loves too far. When both Lucien and Ian go to London, Elise is left in self-doubt. Surely Lucien is furious at her for tipping his hand so impetuously - it has been his greatest fear since he met her. With a heavy heart, Elise makes a heartrending decision for both of them. But Lucien has one more reveal for Elise, one that could make or break a relationship that has consumed the both of them. One that could change their futures for ever...For more electrifying romance, don't miss the other titles captivating titles by Beth Kery, Glimmer, Glow, the One Night of Passion series, and her bestselling erotically charged The Affair.
When I Need You (When I'm With You Part 7)
By Beth Kery
The seventh in Beth Kery's stunning eight-part serial novel for fans of Fifty Shades of Grey, the Crossfire series and Because You Are Mine, of a man and woman inextricably bound by the scandalous secrets of the past and by the sexual transgressions that still fuel their uncontrollable desire...Lucien continues to make Elise's dreams come true. He's given her the priceless gift of trusting in herself...of believing in herself. Lucien is starting to fall, but what concerns him most is wondering if his relationship with Elise echoes that of Ian and Francesca--that the woman is the light and the man is the shadow. Casting aside his doubts about his own darkness, he treats Elise to a day and night of pure romantic fantasy. Feeling more and more secure in her feelings for Lucien, Elise takes a dare and agrees to a game Lucien has arranged. What follows is a challenging, intensely erotic lesson in submission set amidst a decadently delicious feast--an unequalled orgy that electrifies all the senses. But the night ends not as planned as Lucien begins to reveal his past.For more electrifying romance, don't miss the other titles captivating titles by Beth Kery, Glimmer, Glow, the One Night of Passion series, and her bestselling erotically charged The Affair.
When You Trust Me (When I'm With You Part 6)
By Beth Kery
The sixth in Beth Kery's captivating eight-part serial novel for fans of Fifty Shades of Grey, the Crossfire series and Because You Are Mine, of a man and woman inextricably bound by the scandalous secrets of the past and by the sexual transgressions that still fuel their uncontrollable desire...Furious, confused, and thousands of miles apart, Elise confronts Lucien about being left in the dark, about his relationship with Francesca and Ian, and about the true nature of his mission in Chicago. But just the sound of Lucien's sonorous voice is enough to satisfy Elise for now. Even over the phone his skills of command and dominance are as thrilling as his touch. So potent, so demanding, and so irresistible Elise can't help but listen...and obey. But the mystery deepens upon Lucien's return, when Elise overhears him talking to a stranger about matters that confuse and worry her. Lucien does admit one intimate secret that leaves her stunned...not to mention grateful that he's trusting her more. Elise is still curious, but a decadently romantic night under the stars with Lucien makes her forget everything but her growing love for him. And she's only too happy to give Lucien what she promised--her total submission, body and soul.For more electrifying romance, don't miss the other titles captivating titles by Beth Kery, Glimmer, Glow, the One Night of Passion series, and her bestselling erotically charged The Affair.
When You Submit (When I'm With You Part 5)
By Beth Kery
The fifth in Beth Kery's spectacular eight-part serial novel for fans of Fifty Shades of Grey, the Crossfire series and Because You Are Mine, of a man and woman inextricably bound by the scandalous secrets of the past and by the sexual transgressions that still fuel their uncontrollable desire... Elise feels regret for pushing Lucien over the sensual edge. He is no longer able to deny himself now that he's taken her, and installs her in his bed for good. At her friend Francesca's urging, Elise dares something new with Lucien - an attempt at honest communication, and not just about her career plans, but about something more challenging: She wants to submit to him completely. Lucien is moved by Elise's honesty, but must leave for Paris to attend to one of his father's companies. Also troubling for Elise is that Francesca and Ian seem to know everything about Lucien, including his secrets. All but one. Something even Elise doesn't know. Whatever the cost, Elise is determined to confront Lucien about his past, and why, after all they've been through, is he just as determined to keep her in the dark.For more electrifying romance, don't miss the other titles captivating titles by Beth Kery, Glimmer, Glow, the One Night of Passion series, and her bestselling erotically charged The Affair.
When I'm Bad (When I'm With You Part 4)
By Beth Kery
The fourth in Beth Kery's captivating eight-part serial novel for fans of Fifty Shades of Grey, the Crossfire series and Because You Are Mine, of a man and woman inextricably bound by the scandalous secrets of the past and by the sexual transgressions that still fuel their uncontrollable desire...Lucien knows there's no going back now - Elise is not a woman that a man takes in half measure. It's all or nothing. In moving forward to make her his - completely - he promises that if she submits she'll discover what she craves too. The kind of sharp, imperative edge of pleasure she's never truly known before. But Elise proves to be such a wild, fiery, and sexually fearsome woman that Lucien wonders if she can ever really surrender to him. When she does let loose, Lucien fears that he is the one getting closer to being burned. As the two of them get deeper into a dangerous sexual dance, Lucien can't help but wonder if the exquisite firestorm that Elise has ignited could expose his secrets, draw him dangerously close to the edge, and leave his future in ashes.For more electrifying romance, don't miss the other titles captivating titles by Beth Kery, Glimmer, Glow, the One Night of Passion series, and her bestselling erotically charged The Affair.
When You Tease Me (When I'm With You Part 3)
By Beth Kery
The third in Beth Kery's sensational eight-part serial novel for fans of Fifty Shades of Grey, the Crossfire series and Because You Are Mine, of a man and woman inextricably bound by the scandalous secrets of the past and by the sexual transgressions that still fuel their uncontrollable desire...Out-of-control party girl Elise Martin's playground was all of Europe - until she came to Chicago to channel her innate creativity and sensual nature into something totally different, yet just as delicious. But she never dreamed that becoming chef at the sleek restaurant Fusion would lead to her back into the territory of her girlhood crush - the irresistible enigma called Lucien, He says he's going to take her under his hand and he's even moved her into his luxurious penthouse, where she's agreed to submit to his rules. It's a prospect that both intimidates and excites Elise. One thing is for certain: while she may have had the power to put every other man in her life in her hip pocket, she can't control Lucien. Gorgeous businessman Lucien Savauge, adopted son of an infamous French billionaire, knows how to treat bad girls, but Elise is a temptation that would try even the most disciplined of men. He can't walk away from her - he won't - but kindling their potentially explosive relationship is risky. She knows too much about his intentions with Ian Noble, even if she's unaware of just how explosive her knowledge is. And as Elise is quickly learning, if she's going to play with fire, she's going to have to play by Lucien's rules.For more electrifying romance, don't miss the other titles captivating titles by Beth Kery, Glimmer, Glow, the One Night of Passion series, and her bestselling erotically charged The Affair.
When You Defy Me (When I'm With You Part 2)
By Beth Kery
The second in Beth Kery's sizzling eight-part serial novel for fans of Fifty Shades of Grey, the Crossfire series and Because You Are Mine, of a man and woman inextricably bound by the scandalous secrets of the past and by the sexual transgressions that still fuel their uncontrollable desire...Elise's teasing and impulsiveness have landed her back at the erotic mercy of Lucien, who is determined to teach her discipline - even if all he wants to do is to give in to the beast within and consume her completely. When he discovers her in a dangerous situation that could have been avoided, he punishes her - and once again tests the limits of his own control. By dominating her, he hopes to teach her the meaning of self-control through total submission. But even though he sets strict rules on himself, he still isn't entirely prepared for feeling Elise shudder in surrender in his arms. Lucien challenges her, excites her...bewilders her to the point of distraction. Does he want her, or doesn't he? Elise is afraid to reveal to him just how vulnerable - just how naïve she is when it comes to sexual games. None of her typical wiles work on him. And what brought Lucien to Chicago with a new name and new identity? What does it have to do with his industrialist father's disgraceful downfall? Who is Ian Noble, the provocative new stranger in Lucien's shadow? And why has Lucien taken to following him in the night? For Elise the answers will come soon enough. She has other things to worry about now, such as Lucien's observance of her foolish behavior...and the inevitable consequence to come.For more electrifying romance, don't miss the other titles captivating titles by Beth Kery, Glimmer, Glow, the One Night of Passion series, and her bestselling erotically charged The Affair.