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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

A family feud could destroy them...Both Kalinsky siblings will stop at nothing to gain sole charge of Kalisnky's, renowned worldwide for its precious jewellery, putting their relationship at jeopardy in Scandals. Una-Mary Parker's sensational blockbuster will enthral fans of Penny Vincenzi and Penny Jordan. 'Guaranteed to make you gasp, giggle and stretch your eyes as you gallop through the pages at one sitting' CompanyA brilliant businesswoman with a fatal flaw.Brother against sister in a bitter struggle for the most successful jewellery business in the world.Old blood and new money: a glittering marriage founded on a shocking lie.An enchanting eighteen-year-old girl on trial for the murder of her father...What readers are saying about Scandals:'This over-the-top romp of the rich and famous is pure guilty pleasure''Colourful characters, sexual escapades, dirty little secrets, it's all there''Melodrama at its best'

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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

Memories of a lavish New Year's Eve will last forever... especially when every detail is caught on camera... Oozing glamour, wealth and corruption, Enticements is Una-Mary Parker's story of photographer Rebecca Kendall, as she gets more than she bargained for after capturing a killer on camera at a glamorous New Year's soiree. The perfect read for fans of Penny Vincenzi and Jackie Collins. Who is the sensationally beautiful Marissa Montclare? How did she amass a million-dollar fortune by the time she was twenty? And why was she murdered at a glittering New Year's Eve party given by her lover, Sir Edward Wenlake, at his opulent Park Avenue apartment?Rebecca Kendall, famous photo-journalist, was at the fatal party . . . and she captured more on film than photographs of Marissa. She took a picture of the killer as well. From then on, her life is in danger.Jenny Wenlake is shocked to find that her father had a girlfriend younger than herself. So she and Rebecca set out to uncover the truth about Marissa's past. Helped by Stirling Hertfelder, Rebecca's agent and lover, they expose shattering secrets . . . and another murder is committed before Rebecca is brought face to face with the ultimate horror in a story that includes greed, vice, corruption . . . and a deep love that will not be denied.Raves for Una-Mary Parker's scandalously sinful bestsellers:'A meticulous reconstruction of a society at play' Evening Standard'Filled with romance and intrigue but with an unexpected twist' Best 'The accent is on elegance and style, with seamless plotting by this bestselling writer' Lady'Will keep you glued to the page' Prima

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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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Adele Parks

Adele Parks worked in advertising until she published her first novel in 2000. Since then, her many Sunday Times bestsellers have been translated into twenty-six different languages. Adele spent her adult life in Italy, Botswana and London until 2005 when she moved to Guildford, where she now lives with her husband and son. Adele believes reading is a basic human right, so she works closely with The Reading Agency as an Ambassador for Reading Ahead, a programme designed to encourage adult literacy.Meet Adele! Visit her website for the latest news on her upcoming events: www.adeleparks.com, head to Facebook for exclusive extras: facebook.com/OfficialAdeleParks and chat with Adele on Twitter @adeleparks.

Bernie McGill

Bernie McGill was born and raised in Northern Ireland and attended Queen's University, Belfast. Her first novel, The Butterfly Cabinet, was published by Headline Review in 2011. Bernie is also the author of Sleepwalkers, a collection of short fiction (shortlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize) and a contributor to three acclaimed anthologies of Irish women writers, The Long Gaze Back, The Glass Shore and Female Lines (New Island, 2015, 2016 & 2017). She has numerous theatre credits to her name. Bernie lives in Portstewart, Northern Ireland, with her family.

Chloe Benjamin

Chloe Benjamin is the author of The Anatomy of Dreams, which won the Edna Ferber Fiction Book Award and was longlisted for the 2014 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. She lives with her husband in Wisconsin.