By Julia Crouch
Peg always felt a little blurred, a little lacking in definition. Her mother died when she was six, her father simply disappeared, and she was brought up by her grandparents and her obese, bedridden aunt. But, despite all this, she never developed the habit of asking questions. At least, not until she met Loz, her straight-talking, psychotherapeutically literate girlfriend, who urges her to confront her demons.But as the skeletons come tumbling out of the family closet and the full horror of the past begins to reveal itself, Peg starts to wonder whether her youthful lack of curiosity might not have been a good thing. A very good thing indeed...
Trial by Fire: The Firefighters of Station Five Book 1
By Jo Davis
The sizzling and sexy first novel in JO DAVIS's scorching-hot FIREFIGHTERS OF STATION FIVE series.Howard may love being a fireman and riding his Harley, but there's nothing he values more than his background - until a feisty, curvaceous teacher named Kat McKenna falls into his arms at the scene of a blaze and melts the six-foot-six tower of bronze muscle.But just as passion ignites between them, and they begin to explore new heights of sexual ecstasy, a ruthless arsonist with a deadly secret and a thirst for vengeance becomes their worst nightmare.Don't miss Jo Davis's paranormal romance alter-ego J. D. Tyler, and her dark, electrifying Alpha Pack series.
Take Me Back: A Give & Take 2.5 Novella
By Kelli Maine
The USA Today bestselling Give & Take series continues with the gripping, pulse-pounding and sizzling TAKE ME BACK.Rachael DeSalvo is haunted by the past. She's come home to her beloved Turtle Tear Island, where she looks forward to happy days and bliss-filled nights in the arms of Merrick Rocha. But when she finds a trunk full of old photo albums and handwritten notes, Rachael soon realizes that the island has not given up all its secrets... For long before Rachael and Merrick made Turtle Tear Resort their home, this historic island was a haven for sensual, forbidden affairs. As Rachael and Merrick work to restore the grand hotel to its former glory, they will be caught in the perfect maelstrom of desire - and deadly passions.A novella in the Give & Take series.Don't miss the rest of the exhilarating Give & Take series: Taken, No Takebacks, Taken By Storm, Given and Take This Man.
Taken By Storm: A Give & Take Novel (Book 2)
By Kelli Maine
The USA Today bestselling Give & Take series continues with TAKEN BY STORM, the highly anticipated page turning, seductive and heartstoppingly powerful love story of MJ and Maddie.DECEPTION: Maddie Simcoe knows the devastation that comes from keeping secrets. Now, she's desperate to move on from the heartbreak that almost destroyed her - trading wild passion that once made her knees weak for a life of comfortable stability. But before Maddie can start over, she must return home to put the past behind her once and for all...PASSION: When Maddie blows back into MJ Rocha's life, nothing will stop him from proving to her that walking away from him was the biggest mistake of her life - not even the engagement ring she wears. Her every look, every touch tells MJ that the fire that once raged between them still burns hot, and MJ won't give up until Maddie gives in to the inferno.REDEMPTION: Trapped by a hurricane roaring through Turtle Tear Island, MJ and Maddie find shelter in each others' arms. While the lightning flashes, MJ and Maddie are helpless to fight bonds of desire that tie them together. But just as they're about to surrender to the torturous longing that consumes them both, the storm unleashes violent secrets from MJ's past...secrets that could wash away all MJ and Maddie's hopes of forever...Don't miss the rest of the exhilarating Give & Take series: Taken, No Takebacks, Take Me Back, Given and Take This Man.
Taken: A Give & Take Novel (Book 1)
By Kelli Maine
TAKEN is the first irresistible novel of illicit desire in the USA Today bestselling Give & Take series by Kelli Maine. sexy, intense and sophisticated, fans of Fifty Shades and the Crossfire books will be captivated by this talented new voice in erotic romance.ABDUCTION: He steals her away to a deserted island, to the one place she's dreamed of being - the one place she can't go. He's used to buying whatever he wants, but he can't buy her.SEDUCTION: How can she resist the magnetism of his body, the longing ache deep inside her? She wants him to take her - on her terms.DESPERATION: Every attempt he makes to love her only hurts her. How can they go on like this? This is the story of how she was... TAKEN Don't miss the rest of the exhilarating Give & Take series: No Takebacks, Taken By Storm, Take Me Back, Given and Take This Man.
To Darkness and to Death: Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne 4
By Julia Spencer-Fleming
The fourth in the New York Times bestselling mystery series. For fans of Louise Penny and Elizabeth George.Millicent van der Hoeven has decided to sell her family's Adirondack estate to a nature conservancy. But on the day of the land transfer, her brother frantically calls the police. Millie has disappeared in the cold November forest...Reverend Clare Fergusson gets an early morning phone call to join the Millers Kill search and rescue operation. As a former Army helicopter pilot trained in survival skills, she can't refuse the request--even though it's the day of the bishop's annual visit. Worse for Clare, the search operation will link her up with Russ Van Alstyne, the very married local police chief who is her greatest temptation. Now, as Clare and Russ race time to find Millie van der Hoeven, they soon discover the secrets of someone who is desperate to stop the sale...and a deadly madness waiting to destroy them all.
The Time of Murder at Mayerling (Nicholas Segalla series, Book 3)
By Paul Doherty
A shocking shooting hides long-buried secrets...The Time of Murder at Mayerling is the third novel in Paul Doherty's Nicholas Segalla series. Perfect for fans of Anne Perry and C.J. Sansom. Vienna, 1889. Glittering entertainments hide a world of sinister political intrigue at the court of the Hapsburgs. But this protected bubble explodes when horrifying news comes to light that the heir to the throne, the handsome Archduke Rudolph, shot his mistress before turning the gun on himself at the imperial hunting lodge at Mayerling. Is there more to the story than meets the eye? Rumours of foul play soon began to surface as Vetsera's body is hurriedly buried in secrecy and the government suppress any inquiry. Scholar Nicholas Segalla is forced to risk his own life and uncover the truth behind the spectacular cover-up as he attempts to expose a murderer with a very surprising connection to the doomed prince.What readers are saying about Paul Doherty:'Riveting story''Paul Doherty's books are a joy to read''The sounds and smells of the period seem to waft from the pages of [Paul Doherty's] books'
A Time for the Death of a King (Nicholas Segalla series, Book 1)
By Paul Doherty
She was a passionate lover. But was she also a murderess?In the first of Paul Doherty's series featuring the time travelling scholar Nicholas Segalla, the reader is transported to the 16th century Scottish court. Perfect for fans of Susanna Gregory and C. J. Sansom.Edinburgh, 1567. Beautiful Mary, Queen of Scots, leaves her ill husband's bedside to attend the wedding festivities of her maid of honour. Hours later, the calm night is shattered by a devastating explosion. The King's body is found in a field with a cloak, a chair, a slipper and a dagger by his lifeless corpse. When stolen letters cast suspicion on the queen herself, she is accused of murder. Was the fiery Mary the perpetrator of the King's bloody murder, or the object of a ruthless plot of betrayal, crafted by England's most masterful assassin, the Raven Master? Only the shadowy scholar Nicholas Segalla can uncover the truth.What readers are saying about Paul Doherty:'A cracker, full of twists and turns, with an overarching mystery of who exactly is Segalla''Paul Doherty's books are a joy to read''The sounds and smells of the period seem to waft from the pages of [Paul Doherty's] books'
A Talent for War (Alex Benedict - Book 1)
By Jack McDevitt
Jack McDevitt's A TALENT FOR WAR takes Alex Benedict into the heart of an alien galaxy in a thrilling interstellar adventure. 'A real writer has entered our ranks, and his name is Jack McDevitt' Michael Bishop, Nebula-winning authorEveryone knows the legend of Christopher Sim. An interstellar hero with a rare talent for war, he changedmankind's history forever when he forged a rag-tag group of misfits into the weapon that broke the alien Ashiyyur. But now, in a forgotten file, Alex Benedict has found a startling piece of information. If it is true, then Christopher Sim was a fraud. If he is to see it through, Alex Benedict will have to follow the dark track of a legend, into the heart of an alien galaxy, where he will confront a truth far stranger than anything he could have imagined...
Tuffers' Cricket Tales
By Phil Tufnell
Get excited for the 2017-18 Ashes series with this wonderful collection of wacky and hilarious anecdotes from the man who is never stumped for a good cricketing story, Phil Tufnell. A deliciously eccentric series of anecdotes, Tuffers' Cricket Tales is a Sunday Times bestseller. Phil Tufnell, aka 'Tuffers', is the much-loved English cricketer from the 1990s who has now become one of this country's favourite broadcasters. Not cast from the same mould as other players of his generation, Tufnell became a cult figure for his unorthodox approach to the game ... and to life in general. Tuffers' Cricket Tales is a collection of the great man's favourite cricket stories that will amuse and inform in equal measure. Tufnell's unmistakably distinctive voice, as heard to such good effect on Test Match Special, steers fans through dozens and dozens of terrifically entertaining and insightful anecdotes, garnered from his 25-year playing and broadcasting career. He introduces a cast of genuinely colourful characters found in dressing-rooms and commentary boxes from around the world, and in the process offers a uniquely warm and quirky homage to his sport. A perfect gift for all cricket fans.Raves for Tuffers' Cricket Tales: 'Hilarious' (Daily Star Sunday); 'Amusing' (All Out Cricket); 'Deliciously eccentric' (Lytham St Anne's Express)Five star reader reviews for Tuffers' Cricket Tales:'Just like having Tuffers reading it to you. A well written book, a vivid imagination and lots of stories to make you laugh''This book proves once and for all that Tuffers is a national treasure. The beauty of this book is that even people who only like cricket a little, love Tuffers a lot. A winner''This book is an absolute hoot. There's a funny story pretty much on every single page, and the warmth of Tuffers' heart shines through. An absolute must for all cricket fans'
Track of the Cat (Anna Pigeon Mysteries, Book 1)
By Nevada Barr
She was looking for peace, yet finds murder instead... Nevada Barr's award-winning series featuring park ranger Anna Pigeon brings an unyielding love of nature and sense of fair play to the mystery genre - delve into the first adventure in Track of the Cat. Perfect for fans of Jo Nesbo and Paul Doiron.'Thrilling... Ms. Barr has a naturalist's eye for detail and an environmentalist's fury at the destruction of the wilderness' - New York Times Book ReviewPatrolling the remote West Texas backcountry, Anna's first job as a national park ranger is marred by violence she thought she had left behind: the brutal death of a fellow ranger. When the cause of death is chalked up to a mountain lion attack, Anna's rage knows no bounds. It's up to her to save the protected cats from the politics and prejudices of the locals - and prove the kill was the work of a species far less rare... What readers are saying about Track of the Cat: 'Nevada Barr has a fabulous way of writing and her descriptions of the beautiful landscapes and natural beauty of these parks is just wonderful''Full of nature and heat, [this book is] excellently written to involve us in the story''Five stars'
The Time Of Our Lives
By Lynda Page
Set in a holiday camp in the late 1950s, Lynda Page's saga is full of hilarious anecdotes and heartwarming adventures amongst the holidaymakers and staff. Sure to appeal to fans of the hit musical Dreamboats and Petticoats.When Rhonda Fleming runs away from home the last place she expects to end up is at a Jolly's holiday camp. But a chance encounter with a chalet maid at the train station leads Rhonnie to Mablethorpe on a cold winter's day and her life changes for ever.Thrown in at the deep end working for the boss's wife, Rhonnie discovers there's never a dull moment at Jolly's - particularly with staff like Dan around. From the beauty contest by the pool to jiving in the Paradise dance hall and from the rollercoaster at the fair to sitting on a moonlit beach, the holidaymakers are guaranteed to have the time of their lives. But when the boss's son reappears nothing can prepare Rhonnie for what lies ahead...
The Turning Point
By Judith Lennox
A gripping novel of passion, intrigue and ambition, set against the backdrop of 1950s Britain in the popular tradition of Kate Morton.Cambridge, 1952. When Ellen Kingsley embarks upon an exciting career in scientific research she soon finds herself caught in a bitter world of rivalry and ambition. Resisting the advances of charismatic Mark Pharaoh, who will stop at nothing in his pursuit of success, she moves to London and falls in love with dashing Alec Hunter. Then a chance encounter introduces Pharaoh to Ellen's old school friend, the captivating India Mayhew, and they embark upon a passionate love affair that leaves destruction in its wake. And amid a web of deceit and desire, long-held secrets will be revealed with far-reaching consequences...
Tug of Love
By Allie Spencer
Love, lust and litigation - a riveting romance so addictive it should be illegal! Unsurprisingly, divorce barrister Lucy Stone is a bit of a cynic when it comes to love. And working with egotistical weasel Hugo Spade doesn't help matters. Then Mark comes along, ticking all the boxes, and Lucy can't believe her luck. But when Lucy has to choose between the man of her dreams and the career opportunity of a lifetime, it seems there really is no justice in the world. And the re-appearance of sexy-ex Jonathan is the last thing she needs. Is Lucy about to be found guilty of making the biggest mistake of her life?
The Trouble with Keeping Mum
By Rosie Wallace
When Annie finds out she's pregnant, aged 44, it comes as a bit of a shock - after all, she's been celibate for five years. As a divorced single-mother caring for both a teenage son and an elderly parent, Annie has enough on her plate without having to look after a new baby as well - especially as she still hasn't figured out who the father is. There are two candidates in the running: her ex-boyfriend Tariq and Andrew, the widowed leader of the Scottish Parliament. With Annie's job as Health Minister placing her firmly in the public eye, she needs to solve the problems of her tangled personal life before the press cotton on - and she needs to solve them fast.
Texts From Dog
By October Jones
In April 2012, English animator Joe Butcher discovered he could send text messages to HIMSELF on his mobile phone. Naturally, Butcher decided that the best use for this feature would be to send passive aggressive messages to his fictional alter ego October Jones, under the guise of Cooper, his British Bulldog. A classic tale of Man & Dog for the gadget driven internet generation.After taking screenshots of his canine conversations, Butcher posted them to his 10,000 Twitter followers, then created a Tumblr, which attracted over 80,000 followers in a month. Now the further exploits of Dog and his weary owner have been brought together in this hilarious book, which includes over 100 texts not seen on the website.
A Touch of Crimson (A Renegade Angels Novel)
By Sylvia Day
From the No. 1 international bestselling author of the Crossfire series, A Touch of Crimson is the first novel in Sylvia Day's sensationally sexy Renegade Angels series. If you fell for Gideon Cross, wait until you meet the men who really are out of this world...Adrian Mitchell is an angel of immense power and an insatiable desire for the one woman he can't have. The head of an elite unit of the Seraphim, his task is to punish the Fallen - angels who have become vampires - and command a restless pack of indentured lycans. Now, nearly two hundred years after losing the love of his life, Adrian has found his beloved Shadoe, her soul inhabiting a new body with no memory of him. Lindsay Gibson can't resist her fierce attraction to the seductive male who crosses her path. Swept into a dangerous world of tumultuous passion and preternatural conflict, Lindsay realises there's more at stake than her love and her life - both she and Adrian could lose their very souls...The thrilling Renegade Angels series continues with A Hunger So Wild...
A Time for Heroes
By Frank Barnard
War makes heroes of men, but at what price?A magnificent, sweeping, three-generation historical epic encompassing both World Wars, about heroism, the romance of aviation and the conflict between fathers and sons. Sure to enthral fans of Ken Follett's Fall of Giants and Robert Radcliffe's Under an English HeavenAs the twentieth century dawns, Guv Sutro, against his father's will, becomes a pioneer of aviation, a fighter ace on the Western Front during the Great War and a record-breaker between the wars. From his first flight in a primitive glider over the fields of Sussex, helped by the dogged loyalty of his friend Stan Kemp, he charts his ruthless course to fame and adulation. But with the outbreak of World War Two 'the best of Old England' begins to crumble. Guv's son Tim is fighting a more covert war, desperate to shed the burden of his father's reputation, while Tim's childhood companion Will Kemp, the son Guv felt he deserved, is fighting heroically, against overwhelming odds, as a Spitfire pilot. The fates of the men are bound together in the monumental ambitions and terrible tragedies of an age of heroes.What readers are saying about A Time for Heroes 'A beautifully told epic of human love and error. A truly great read' 'Highly entertaining, with great action scenes and moments of gut-wrenching excitement. A very human novel, about people and strife, and survival in extreme circumstances that have universal resonances' '[Frank Barnard] is without doubt the Wilbur Smith of the skies'
The Third Victim (FBI Profiler 2)
By Lisa Gardner
THE THIRD VICTIM is the second book in the FBI Profiler series from The Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Lisa Gardner. WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF A KILLER HAD YOU IN HIS SIGHTS? Sophie Hannah and Karin Slaughter love Lisa Gardner. Have you read her yet?Following a shocking act of violence, a young boy confesses to a horrific shooting spree at a local school. The frightened residents of Bakersville, Oregon are demanding answers but is all as it seems? Officer Rainie Conner is leading her first homicide investigation, and whilst the event is bringing up past sins and painful memories of her own, she knows that she has to find the whole truth. With the help of FBI profiler Pierce Quincy, Rainie launches a full investigation but she soon realises that the shooting is just the beginning; there's someone out there watching Rainie and he won't rest until he's finished what he started.
Treasure Hunt (Wyatt Hunt, book 2)
By John Lescroart
When Mickey Dade discovers the body of Dominic Como, he sees this as his chance to prove himself. He's been stuck behind a desk at Wyatt Hunt's private investigative service, The Hunt Club, but now seizes the opportunity to work on a real case.Como was one of San Francisco's most high-profile fundraisers and one suspect in the case is Como's business associate, Alicia Thorpe - young, gorgeous, and the sister of one of Mickey's friends.As Mickey and Hunt are pulled into the case, they soon learn that Como was involved in some highly suspect deals. And the lovely Alicia knows more about this - and more about Como - than she's letting on.As the case reaches its nail-biting conclusion, Mickey Dade finds his world crumbling around him as he learns the hard lessons Hunt knows only too well.