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September Book of the Month

WHEN I'M WITH YOU - EXCERPT

A sizzling excerpt from When I'm With You, Book 2 in Beth Kery's captivating Because You Are Mine series.

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Rich Rewards

Una-Mary Parker
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Una-Mary Parker

This exclusive e-short story is the sizzling prequel to Una-Mary Parker's internationally bestselling novel, Riches, available now in ebook.Born and brought up in the poorest part of San Francisco, Joni Marks has always dreamed of becoming a movie star. She craves the fame, the glamour and the wealth. And she'll do anything to get what she wants.Now, on the night of the Oscars, as Hollywood's most famous film director, Hunt Kellerman, walks towards her on the red carpet, she knows that he's her destiny. And nothing is going to stand in her way.

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A Dangerous Desire

Una-Mary Parker
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Una-Mary Parker
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Dark Passions

Una-Mary Parker
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Una-Mary Parker

She's on the hunt for love. And one man's on the hunt for her... Seeing her friends settle down, Antonia realises that a high-powered job and unlimited money may not be as fulfilling as she once thought... but finding true love isn't going to be easy. Dark Passions is a dazzling novel of danger, desire and deception. Antonia Murray, at thirty-two, realises most of her friends are getting married and having babies, while she is devoting her life to her company, Murray Properties Ltd, which restores and sells beautiful period buildings in Central London. Her hard work over the past ten years has paid off: she owns a smart flat in Knightsbridge, designer clothes, a BMW and she can holiday anywhere in the world.Suddenly it isn't enough. She longs to settle down with a loving man and start a family of her own. But how is she going to meet the man of her dreams? Despite her brother's warnings, she places an advert in the personal columns and when she sees the intelligent eyes and warm smile of Colin Holbrook in the photograph he sends her, she's convinced she's found the one. But appearances are often deceptive and Antonia is about to discover that the dating game can be a dangerous, if not deadly, affair... Raves for Una-Mary Parker's deliciously decadent bestsellers:'Una-Mary keeps you guessing - and glued to the page' Daily Express 'Romance and suspense with an unexpected twist' Sunday Express'Guaranteed to make you gasp, giggle and stretch your eyes as you gallop through the pages at one sitting' Company

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Secrets of the Night

Una-Mary Parker
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Una-Mary Parker

Was their fairy-tale life just an illusion? Douglas and Julia are celebrating 25 years of happy marriage with a glittering soiree at their magnificent manor house. Then, the arrival of an uninvited guest threatens not only to ruin the night, but potentially to ruin their lives for good. Una-Mary Parker's Secrets of the Night will enthral fans of Penny Jordan and Penny Vincenzi. We are all conjurors in our own way, Julia thought as she looked at Douglas, the man who had created a fairy tale world for them. But was it an illusion?It is their wedding anniversary, and Douglas and Julia Rutherford are giving the party of the year. With their family and friends gathered around them, it seems nothing can jeopardise their happiness. But even Douglas cannot conceal the turmoil caused by the arrival of an uninvited guest, whose revelation of a shameful secret forces them to come to terms with betrayal, a tragic death and a charge of murder from which there is no magical escape. Their love for each other takes on a new dimension but whether they can survive depends on their ability to face the truth.Raves for Una-Mary Parker's scandalously sinful bestsellers:'A meticulous reconstruction of a society at play' Evening Standard'Una-Mary Parker balances the security of family life with growing menace... Chilling' Express on Sunday 'This novel has everything - intrigue, romance, ambition, lust...' Daily Mail

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Broken Trust

Una-Mary Parker
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Una-Mary Parker

They're not ready to let him move on... Nick expected his children to be a little unhappy with him remarrying so soon after their mother's death. But he certainly didn't expect it to lead to an irrevocable and deadly family feud. Broken Trust is Una-Mary Parker's explosive epic, perfect for fans of Penny Vincenzi and Penny Jordan.When widower Nick Driver announces that he is getting remarried, his two sons and two daughters are utterly devastated. They find it hard to accept that their beautiful mother, who died tragically only a year ago, can be replaced this quickly, particularly by Philippa who is so young.Nick wants Philippa to have all that money can buy, but when he decides to sell the family home he has no idea that his new wife will become an unwitting catalyst in a family feud. Nor that the domino effect that follows will cause a deep rift and finally the death of one of them....Raves for Broken Trust:'[Una-Mary Parker is] the mistress of chill' Peterborough Evening Telegraph 'This is an entertaining yarn with a murder mystery climax' South Wales Argus'This is Una-Mary's 14th novel and it retains her sincerity of writing and freshness of style' Reading Chronicle Berkshire

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Sweet Vengeance

Una-Mary Parker
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Una-Mary Parker

There are secrets lurking beneath the designer labels and dazzling dresses... Fashionista Arabella Webster has mysteriously disappeared and her daughter is desperate to find her. Digging deep for clues, Joanna gets more than she bargained for, learning some terrifying truths about her modish mother. Sweet Vengeance is the perfect read for fans of Penny Vincenzi and Jackie Collins. When designer Arabella Webster disappears the day before her first showing at London Fashion Week, her daughter Joanna can't help but fear the worst. The latest collection from Arabella Designs is the culmination of years of hard work and the financial future of the company depends on it being a success - there's no way Arabella would do anything to jeopardise it. So where is she?But as Joanna attempts to discover what lies behind her mother's mysterious disappearance it seems this is the least of her problems - it soon becomes apparent that the woman she has idolised all her life has been hiding a dark secret that will change everything. And as the revelations come to a head it is looking less and less likely that Arabella will return . . .Raves for Sweet Vengeance:'Hitchcock would've loved this elegant suspense thriller' Peterborough Evening Telegraph 'The accent is on elegance and style, with seamless plotting by this bestselling thriller writer' The Lady

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Moment of Madness

Una-Mary Parker
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Una-Mary Parker

Her father may be dead, but he's still playing games... When Lucinda's father suddenly dies, she must complete a mysterious treasure hunt to earn her inheritance. On the journey to a vast fortune, Lucinda finds out more about her father than she ever knew when he was alive. Una-Mary Parker's unputdownable Moment of Madness is perfect for fans of Penny Vincenzi and Tasmina Perry. When the eccentric genius Professor Miles Scott-Forbes suddenly dies, Lucinda, the daughter he ignored all his life, finds she must enter a bizarre treasure hunt before she can claim a penny of her inheritance.At the centre of the mystery lie six pieces of jewellery, each one inextricably linked to a shocking family secret. Five pieces must be disposed of - the sixth Lucinda can keep for herself. Should it be the most valuable of the six, she stands to inherit a vast fortune, which will enable her to give up her stressful job and spend more time with her two children. But there's a catch: Lucinda's forbidden to have the jewellery valued. Furious to be the object of yet another of her father's twisted games, she reluctantly follows the trail... only to realise that the true prize lies not in financial gain but in the discovery of the man behind her father's cruel and capricious exterior.Raves for Moment of Madness:'This first-class writer dazzles again with a gem of a romantic suspense story' Peterborough Evening Telegraph 'A novel of lust, love and family secrets' OK Magazine

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Forbidden Feelings

Una-Mary Parker
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Una-Mary Parker
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Only the Best

Una-Mary Parker
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Una-Mary Parker

Not every fairy-tale has a happy ending... Disenchanted by an unexpected tragedy, Beverly heads from New York to her late-husband's English ancestral home. Whilst most of his family offer comfort, someone has deadly intentions for this damsel in distress... Only the Best will enthral readers of Penny Vincenzi and Jackie Collins. 'A meticulous reconstruction of a society at play' Evening Standard Prince CharmingBeverley feels like the luckiest girl in the world. Champagne, glamour - and Viscount Amesbury, the handsome Englishman who monopolises her at the opening of New York's Herman Gallery. The fairy-tale romanceA whirlwind courtship, a wedding that is featured in the society pages of fashionable Chichi magazine, and Beverley settles down to married life in a blissful daze. But where's the happy ending?An unexpected tragedy calls the grief-stricken girl to England, to Anthony's ancestral home and the upper echelons of English society. Here, Beverley feels sure she can achieve what Anthony would have wanted: only the best for their son and heir. But someone on the magnificent estate seems to have more deadly intentions ...What readers are saying about Only the Best:'Makes you see life differently. A well-told story I would happily read again''Exciting read - couldn't put it down''Excellent. 5 stars'

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A Guilty Pleasure

Una-Mary Parker
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Una-Mary Parker

Tragedy can bring out the worst in people... A Christmas spent at the Farrells' fabulous Wiltshire home arouses Charlotte's suspicion that David's family aren't all smiles and sophistication. And when tragedy strikes, David also begins to go from suave to sinister... Una-Mary Parker's A Guilty Pleasure is sure to enthral fans of Penny Vincenzi and Tasmina Perry. 'A smoothly readable thriller' Daily Telegraph When Charlotte Taylor meets the reckless David Farrell she knows life is never going to be the same again. Spending Christmas together at Chelwood Grange, the Farrells' magnificent Wiltshire home, Charlotte discovers that jealousy and deceit overshadow the family's merriment. Who does David's father visit in the dead of night? Has David's brother Christopher really kicked his guilty habit, and is he fit to care for his five-year-old daughter Holly? And why is David's mother so on-edge...?When Christmas is over, Charlotte and David return to London, and the harrowing time in Wiltshire is forgotten. Then tragedy strikes at Chelwood Grange and little Holly is missing. David is inconsolable in his grief but it is not long before Charlotte suspects that the man she is falling in love with is the man she should most fear. Surely, her doubts are unfounded...Raves for Una-Mary Parker's scandalously sinful bestsellers:'A meticulous reconstruction of a society at play' Evening Standard'Guaranteed to make you gasp, giggle and stretch your eyes as you gallop through the pages in one sitting' Company'Filled with romance and intrigue but with an unexpected twist' Best 'This novel has everything - intrigue, romance, ambition, lust...' Daily Mail

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False Promises

Una-Mary Parker
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Una-Mary Parker

To find him, she must go it alone... Liza's life is thrown into turmoil when her beloved husband Toby disappears without a trace. Una-Mary Parker takes readers on a non-stop tour of the dangerously rich and privileged in her unputdownable epic, False Promises. The perfect read for fans of Penny Vincenzi and Jackie Collins. Toby and Liza Hamcroft share a life of wealth, privilege and marital bliss. Parents of three adorable children, members of Lloyd's of London, and part of England's elite - not a day goes by without Liza counting her blessings. Then her life is thrown into turmoil when Toby disappears without a trace.Lloyd's, where Toby is a successful broker, is suffering huge insurance losses and as the syndicates start to crash, Liza realises the implications could be catastrophic for those involved. Disaster for her brother Freddy whose wife Melissa is only after his money; ruin for Sir Humphrey and Lady Rosemary Davenport who put their trust in Toby; and humiliation for her parents who are set to lose everything.As the days go by, Liza frantically searches for clues to Toby's whereabouts. But who can she turn to for help? Toby's colleagues show concern, but can they be trusted? When events take a more sinister turn, Liza realises she must take the law into her own hands if she is to find her husband before it is too late...What readers are saying about False Promises:'Una-Mary Parker has packed every page with events to keep you from putting the book down. An author well worth reading' 'Once again, brilliantly done''Five stars'

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Riches

Una-Mary Parker
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Una-Mary Parker

Money can't buy love, but it helps to have riches...As the lives of sisters Tiffany and Morgan unfold in a world of sex, scandal, power and riches, they must learn that wealth and privilege can't buy happiness. Una-Mary Parker's Riches will enthral fans of Penny Vincenzi and Jackie Collins. 'Will keep you glued to the page' Prima Tiffany - by day a successful costume designer working from her luxurious Park Avenue apartment. By night, the 'other woman' in the arms of film director Hunt Kellerman.Morgan - her only ambition is marriage to an English aristocrat. And in Henry, Marquess of Blairmore, dubbed one of Britain's most eligible bachelors, she finds just the man.Zac - their younger brother is the odd one out. Spending his time in sleazy bars, he's on a downward spiral to despair.The three Kalvin children come from a background of wealth and privilege, but each has to learn the hard way that there's more to life than riches...What readers are saying about Riches:'Hard to put down. So many twists and turns that I NEEDED to find out what was going to happen next''Loved it. The first time I've read Una-Mary Parker but it certainly won't be the last''Five stars. Well worth a read!'

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Scandals

Una-Mary Parker
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Una-Mary Parker
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Temptations

Una-Mary Parker
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Una-Mary Parker

Only time will tell if they can resist temptations... Three fabulous women face a confrontation with the past, an impossible ultimatum and some brutal business - will they rise above temptation? This irresistible novel from bestselling author Una-Mary Parker is the perfect read for fans of Penny Vincenzi and Jackie Collins. Madeleine Delaney - a beautiful brunette and brilliant portrait painter, she is summoned from her New York home to an English country manor house and a confrontation with the past.Jessica McCann - a bubbly blonde who lives for her work as Sales Director of one of London's most luxurious hotels when her lover, jealous of her success, issues an impossible ultimatum.Kimberley Cabot - her Titian locks hide a scheming financial brain and a ruthless ambition to rise above her poverty-stricken background.Three very different women, with only their youth and beauty in common. Only time will tell how they can handle temptations.Raves for Una-Mary Parker's scandalously sinful bestsellers:'A meticulous reconstruction of a society at play' Evening Standard'Guaranteed to make you gasp, giggle and stretch your eyes as you gallop through the pages in one sitting' Company'Filled with romance and intrigue but with an unexpected twist' Best 'This novel has everything - intrigue, romance, ambition, lust...' Daily Mail

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Enticements

Una-Mary Parker
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Una-Mary Parker
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The Palace Affair

Una-Mary Parker
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Una-Mary Parker

The most imposing invitation on the mantelpiece was the one from Buckingham Palace...Three women await the Buckingham Palace Garden Party, unaware that it will deliver not only in decadence, but also drama, depravity and danger. The Palace Affair by Una-Mary Parker will enthral fans of Penny Vincenzi and Jackie Collins. 'Deliciously entertaining' Sunday TelegraphThree women are anticipating the royal Garden Party with varying degrees of pleasure and apprehension.For Jackie, social editor of Society magazine, it is just one of a series of glittering events that she must cover for her glamour-hungry readers. Newly divorced, Jackie enjoys the hectic whirl of her career, but hopes to find a more settled lifestyle...For Elfrieda, ex-Swedish au pair and current Lady Witley of Vauxhall, the invitation represents one further rung up the social ladder. Elfrieda is so desperate to be accepted, she will do anything to make her mark. It is a determination that is to have dangerous consequences...As Lady in Waiting to the Queen, Celia is 'on duty', charged with the responsibility of helping ensure all the arrangements go smoothly. Celia values the position of confidence she enjoys at the Palace, and is careful to do nothing to jeopardise it...But this is one Garden Party that turns out to hold some nasty shocks for the guests. An unscrupulous man is scheming ruthlessly for his own advancement. And when he crosses swords with Jackie, Celia and Elfrieda, he vows he will get his revenge, whatever it takes...What readers are saying about The Palace Affair:'Absolutely unputdownable. An intriguing and believable plot''The story and suspense surrounding three different women of difference classes of society was captivating''Brilliant. 5 stars'

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Demand (India Only)

Adrian Slywotzky With Karl Web, Er
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Adrian Slywotzky With Karl Web, Er

Demand is one of the few economic terms almost everyone knows. Demand drives supply. When demand rises, growth happens - jobs are created, the economy flourishes and society thrives. So goes the theory.It sounds simple, yet almost no one really understands demand, including the business owners, company leaders and policy makers who try to stimulate and satisfy it. Aimed at a business and general non-fiction readership, DEMAND is a book which searches for clues as to where demand really comes from, and why, and how we might control it.

Amanda Reynolds

Amanda Reynolds lives in the Cotswolds with her family where she writes full-time. Her debut novel, Close To Me, is a #1 e-book bestseller. Lying To You is her second book.

Anne Perry

Anne Perry is a New York Times bestselling author noted for her memorable characters, historical accuracy and exploration of social and ethical issues. Her two series, one featuring Thomas Pitt and one featuring William Monk, have been published in multiple languages. Anne Perry has also published a successful series based around World War One and the Reavley family, and the recent standalone novel The Sheen on the Silk. Anne Perry was selected by The Times as one of the twentieth century's '100 Masters of Crime'.

Brian Kimberling

Brian Kimberling is a native of Indiana and a graduate of Indiana University. In the mid-nineties he was a research assistant for a major study of Indiana songbirds, an experience central to his first book, SNAPPER. Since then he has lived and worked in the Czech Republic, Mexico, Turkey and England. He began writing SNAPPER on the Bath Spa Creative Writing MA in 2009, and was awarded the first annual Janklow & Nesbit Prize for the best manuscript to emerge from the course. He lives in Bath with his wife and son.