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About Patricia McLinn. Patricia McLinn. She was a sports writer Rockford, Ill. She has spoken about writing from Melbourne, Australia to Washington, D. It very nearly had me up all night, every night thinking: are they going to be okay? I'd better read one more chapter to be sure. It was like what I assume teleportation would be: One minute I'm at home, I open the book to my page and Blam!
I'm in the jungle right along with those fantastic characters. I honestly could not say enough good things about this book. Eleven out of ten, Kevin Wignall. Eleven out of ten. Storm beasts and their guardians create perfect weather every day, and Mina longs for a storm beast of her own. Everyone but Mina and the beast himself, Pixit. The plot is not what you'd expect from the beginning of the book. This book is great for ages 9 to In this book, there are loads of unexpected twists. Spark has a bit of a slow start but when it gets started, it's a great book.
Overall, this book is one of the best books I've ever read, and I think if you like books with action and surprising discoveries, you should read this book. It may be too late to save what little remains, but for the first time in his life Joey wants to try—really try—to do something big. The endless battle for control of magic itself has reached a tipping point. Will he prove himself worthy, or will the Invisible Hand strike him down? He is determined not to take the test to predict his potential, but when he gets to the testing facility, to his surprise, he gets a totally different test instead!!
After he finishes the test, he finds a mysterious key tied to a string which transports him to a different dimension, leading to a competition for the most powerful magical artifact in the world. I would definitely recommend this book for anyone who is fan of the Harry Potter or Magisterium series. Weirdo by Ahn Do Ages Meet Weir Do. No, that's not a typo, that's his name!
Weir Do's the new kid in school. With an unforgettable name, a crazy family, and some seriously weird habits, fitting in won't be easy. When he moves to a new school he is bullied by his classmates because he has such an unforgettable name. He also has a weird family and they have many funny experiences that make the reader laugh. Weir Do has a strange friend called Henry who answers to his name only when it is said three times. Henry also makes up his own version of nursery rhymes. This is odd but makes Weir laugh. There are many other similar adventures in this book.
Anyone who enjoys comedy will love this book. The Greystone kids thought they knew. Chess has always been the protector over his younger siblings, Emma loves math, and Finn does what Finn does best—acting silly and being adored. The other kids share their same first and middle names. They even have identical birthdays. Who, exactly, are these strangers? Before Chess, Emma, and Finn can question their mom about it, she takes off on a sudden work trip and leaves them in the care of Ms.
Morales and her daughter, Natalie. But puzzling clues left behind lead to complex codes, hidden rooms, and a dangerous secret that will turn their world upside down. It's interesting because it is a mystery. The Strangers is about 3 kids that lose their mom. With the help of a girl named Natalie, they do everything they can to save their mom. If you like books with cliffhangers, you will love this. I would not change anything! Alberto lives alone in the town of Allora, where fish fly out of the sea and the houses shine like jewels.
He is a coffin maker and widower, spending his quiet days creating the final resting places of Allora's people. Then one afternoon a magical bird flutters into his garden, and Alberto, lonely inside, welcomes it into his home. And when a kindhearted boy named Tito follows the bird into Alberto's kitchen, a door in the old man's heart cracks open.
Tito is lonely too--but he's also scared and searching for a place to hide. Fleeing from danger, he just wants to feel safe for once in his life. Can the boy and the old man learn the power of friendship and escape the shadows of their pasts? It is sad because people die, but otherwise it's great. The book is about 2 different people that meet each other.
I would recommend this to anybody who likes to read. The Girls of Innovations Academy are beautiful and well-behaved—it says so on their report cards. Under the watchful gaze of their Guardian, they receive a well-rounded education that promises to make them better. Obedient girls, free from arrogance or defiance. Free from troublesome opinions or individual interests.
I loved it. With a plot twist that will leave you wanting more. It was a thrilling read. It was as if the pages turned themselves. Make your best friend read it! Make your parents read it! Make your siblings read it! But first read it yourself! Lion Down by Stuart Gibbs Ages But it looks like the lion might have been framed, and a renegade animal activist wants Teddy and Summer to help prove it.
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Soon, Teddy finds himself wrapped up in the middle of his most bizarre, hilarious, and dangerous case yet. I really enjoyed this book because each chapter is exciting, suspenseful and interesting. A mountain lion is framed for killing a local tv host's dog King. Summer and Teddy try to figure out who actually killed King. Meanwhile, the tv host tries to kill the mountain lion for a crime she didn't commit. While they're trying to figure out the mountain lion case, other problems start to happen.
Can Summer and Teddy do it all? Happy reading! The Collectors by Jacqueline West Ages Van has always been an outsider. But he notices them. Then one day, Van notices a girl stealing pennies from a fountain, and everything changes. He follows the girl, Pebble, and uncovers an underground world full of wishes and the people who collect them.
Apparently not all wishes are good and even good wishes often have unintended consequences—and the Collectors have made it their duty to protect us. Although not a lot of things and people notice Van, he notices them. Van has a HUGE collection of little trinkets and things that other people throw away or lose. As the saying goes, 'One man's junk is another man's treasure'. Now, if you think that this book is just a book about a kid who was a hoarder, you are horribly wrong.
One day while Van is waiting for his mother to get out of the shoe store Can't we all relate? All of a sudden, Van gets pulled into a very strange place, where wishes come true I liked this book because at the end, it made you want more, but in a good way, like you were satisfied but there could be more to the story.
The one thing that I disliked about the book was that it moved a little slow, meaning that the problem didn't occur for a little while in the story. I think that people would like this book if they like fantasy novels, and books that have sequels. Raccoon Rescue by Kama Einhorn Ages At WildCare in San Rafael, California, many wild animals are brought in every day — skunks, birds, opossums, squirrels, and more — including raccoons. Four baby raccoons are put into the hands of WildCare staff, specifically volunteer Shelley.
But why is she back? Why did she disappear? And more importantly, is she interested in the whole cake, or just one last slice of Justine? Clare Lydon is the queen of British romantic comedy, and this stellar lesbian romance is guaranteed to give you all the feels. With the twins turning one and the start of a new semester, Lizzie should be in the mood to celebrate, but the last person she wants to see makes a sudden reappearance in her life. Workaholic Erin Ryder was on the fast track to self-destruction. Reeling after her lover walked out on her, she turned to booze and caffeine to make it through each day.
Running from the chaos that had become her life, Melanie West moved to Eagle Bluff Ranch seven years ago. By far the youngest there, she embraced the compassionate, peaceful life that the elders espoused. Living off what her garden produced, her chickens and goats became her friends and confidants. Exposure to the outside world was limited to the handful of guests who stayed a few days at the ranch each year. This summer would be different.
Melanie found herself hosting a young woman for three months. A young woman who wanted to be anywhere but there. As the days and weeks passed, their animosity turned to friendship as they helped the other heal from their past failures. Loving life and loving Mel. Saying goodbye would be the hardest thing she had to do — saying goodbye to Mel…or saying goodbye to her previous life.
New York advertising executive Lauren Montgomery loses her job, inherits an inn, and moves to England — all in the span of a week. But necessity is the mother of invention, and Lauren has a new plan. But the opinionated new owner who wants to turn it into some trendy bed and bar? Not so much. The last thing she wants to do is stick her nose in, but that might be her best chance to save a place she holds dear. But the very inconvenient, very mutual, attraction? Life is easy and full of hard, dusty work, but when her brother Joseph decides to become a contestant in a reality TV dating show, Romancing the Farmer , everything goes to hell.
The station gets overrun by city women and stuck-up producers right in the middle of shearing season. Justine Cason, the ringleader of the circus Aimee instantly detests is an irritating, arrogant presence that she is forced to chaperone around the massive property. The two women find more in common than trading insults the more time they spend together, sparking an unexpected connection neither was looking for. When the worst fire season in decades strikes their patch of the world, the Turner family must find a way to save themselves and the ones they dearly cherish.
Can they put aside their differences to protect each other? All she needs is her destined mate to share it with. When the Lupa wolves find Zaria, she runs to Wolfgang County for protection, where Kenrick is visiting her friend Dante. To her, mating is just an excuse for abuse and control, no matter how kind Kenrick may seem. When Kenrick convinces Zaria to come to Scotland to visit the Wulver pack, she hopes for a fresh start. O r email lesbianswhowrite gmail. Also, if you have a suggested topic for an episode, please let Clare and TB know!
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A miracle! I found out the hard way. I mean, when I started making reservations, I added resources like LCD, laser pointer, and other items. On one hand, I understood this part of my duties. Picture me laughing hysterically just writing that sentence. While on the phone with a professor screaming at me, I was paging a tech while simultaneously googling solutions as to why his laptop had failed.
Luckily, the tech was nearby, and it ended well. The phone calls kept coming. I kept googling. Before getting this job, I applied for a different position, and they had me take a computer test that asked me to do basic functions in Excel. Yet, professors would demand answers.
Some of the scheduling problems in Reservations of the Heart are things that happened to me. When Stella and Aurora unexpectedly come together, sparks fly. Neither is looking for a relationship, but what they discover in one another is so much more than a physical connection.
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There are few things in my life more surreal than what I do Monday through Friday. How do you work in a healthcare office, manage the entire billing department, run point on a thousand complex claims problems etc. How on earth do you manage? The transition is awful sometimes, I do admit that. On my way out the door, I aim a last, longing look at the computer. I know when I get home that night, after a full work day sitting in front of a screen, crunching numbers, and arguing with customer service reps on the phone, the sharpness of my creativity will be dulled and in need of resuscitation.
However, my reality is not quite ready for the day job to end, and one does what one must. People would be even more outraged if they knew half the things I do. One of my games of pretend revenge against the machine is to imagine me being that person to tell you just how screwed up things are, like how often claims departments make mistakes. Tell Oregonians things no one else in the industry ever would. Who wants the down and dirty?
What plans have the best customer service, or the worst? I can tell you about the unexpected negative hit chiropractors and acupuncturists took with the advent of the Affordable Care Act- something big Healthcare jumped all over to exploit as fast as they could. Even worse, some of the biggest healthcare companies in the country shop all of their customer service overseas. When you, the U. American privacy rights as far as HIPAA goes, vanish as our private information is provided to countries outside of the US — just so the obscenely wealthy insurance executives can save a nickel on customer service.
People, it goes on and on. So, what do I do to counteract my rage and my constant sense of injustice? How do I balance my two worlds? Romance is the balance. I write romance stories where there is always a happily-ever-after. Stories where the challenges can be overcome and the day can be won. Where evil is vanquished and love always prevails.
I read romance… Because it reminds me of the healing power of love, and the possibility of happily-ever-after.
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Fianna, Orla, and Guin are dragon shape-shifters living in secret in a magically hidden cabin in the mountains of Oregon. Abbie is that magical being. Wrangling a strong-headed mischievous hybrid who has no idea of her own powers proves to be a frustrating mission. Abbie has to come to terms with who and what she is, but who can she trust? When she encounters the three dragons, the events that follow rock the dragon world and threatens the safety of its inhabitants. The circumstances bring Abbie and Fianna into sizzling contact, and they both end up with more than they expected that day. Listen to the audio excerpt here.
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Her career was on fire, and she had a picture-perfect family—until she was blindsided by her wife doing the unthinkable. Reeling from the revelation of a long-held family secret, year-old Aurora Shirley is just over it all. On the first day of senior year in a new school, Alabaman transplant Carrie Sage meets the girl of her lesbian dreams. Kate Owens has kept her attraction to her best friend Mo Calloway a carefully guarded secret for years.
One fateful vacation could change everything. But are Kate and Mo ready to risk their friendship for a chance at love? A rising star in the corporate world of finance, Zoe Cavendish is nursing a secret flame for her boss. When Zoe is selected to present alongside Reyna at a prestigious international conference, they are thrown together and reality comes knocking—as does the suave keynote speaker who seems determined to whisk Zoe away into the desert sunset.
On the crowded sandy beaches of southern California, newly minted lifeguard Amy Bergen has her hands full keeping the beachgoers safe. She loves her job and knows she made the right decision to finally pursue her childhood dream. And with so many roles to juggle, finding time to date seems like one more complication…until she meets Sarah. When Midwestern transplant and middle school teacher Sarah Wagner sees Amy on duty at the beach, she is immediately drawn to her. But so are a lot of other women.
But with Amy, desire just might win out…. When her car is washed into a rising creek, it could be the last thing she does. Lexington Lex Walters has run the Rocking W Ranch for the last ten years, alone except for hired hands and her feisty housekeeper, Martha. With the bridge out of service and the weather against them, Lex and Amanda work together to take care of the ranch.
When they stumble across a group of rustlers also stranded by the weather, will the stress destroy their budding relationship? She has a job she hates, an ex that ran her out of her hometown, and the highlight of her week is Monday breakfast with her best friend. A woman who Aurora falls head over heels for.
Her name is Leela and she is in a coma. Can Aurora fight through a progressively nightmarish landscape to wake Leela? And if Leela wakes, will she recognize Aurora as the one who saved her? As the one Leela said she loved? Their dream-relationship might not be real, but if there is any possibility of making her dreams come true, Aurora has to try. Life on the Eastern Shore of Maryland is laidback, except for Clare Danforth, who is in her junior year at college. She is busy between dual majors, a string of gruesome student deaths committed by the Wicomico Killer, and a drunk night of sex with another female student.
Clare attempts to hide her one-time gay mistake until she meets Leigh Carver, who is a tall, gorgeous, and totally gay police officer. But as a Maryland State Trooper, Leigh struggles with hiding her sexual orientation and carrying a badge in a male dominated field. When the serial killer escalates his kill rate, Clare and Leigh are faced with life changing choices.
But will if they make them in time, before Wicomico Killer sets his sights on Clare? Who needs a road map for life when you can just improvise in a cozy cabin in the woods? A fun addition to the New Adult genre! Jamie has never exactly been sure about what she wants to do in life, despite an initial plan to become a history teacher sans a passion for history. Caught in the middle of the wilderness with no technology past the nineteen nineties, a hippie Devin, a fabulously gay Kyle, and a snarky yet wounded Rachel who ultimately becomes an unprecedented target of affection.
Big shocker — Jamie has the chance to learn to cope, rebuild, and figure out a new goal.
Even if that goal, as it may turn out, is simply to improvise. Melissa Lawrence swims ashore in Australia. She has no idea what to expect after escaping her captors. After finding someone to teach her about becoming a grazer, she herds a flock of sheep into the Australian outback. She never imagined she would find a mate, a land that challenges her, and a life she felt she was bred for.
To claim her birthright Kita must win her harrowing Proving Ritual, but it proves to be more of a challenge than she can handle. She would rather die than lose. Is she willing to reveal her darkest secret to win? The Avatars have all gathered in Seattle to face the Elders in a bid to stop the reset of the mortal realm and the loss of trillions of souls spread across the many worlds of our realm.
Fighting a losing battle, the Avatars give all that they have to save the world from Armageddon. This final chapter in the Urban Fairytales saga all comes down to the woman who started it all, Maireni Damaschin, the Red Hood, as she attempts to outmaneuver these timeless titans who can destroy worlds with but a thought. In , sisters Charlotte and Anne Mew take a solemn vow never to marry, and never to pass on the family curse: insanity.
But Charlotte, the poet, will find immortality, and unexpected love. Go big or go home. Kay knows too much.
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Then Magdalene shows up, promising a way home in exchange for that information. So she strikes a deal: the heist of the century for her freedom. Kay is playing a dangerous game, and she knows it. Jessica Thomas flees heartache to spend a summer in Rome, Italy. Cameron struggles with her inner demons and visits The Castle, a lesbian-only club where women can live out their fantasies with like-minded women.
Miranda and Chelsea move to a stylish home in Pasadena The house has been the source of some unsettling occurrences. In a posh hotel in New York City in , two young socialites are introduced. Will their love simply become part of the history of the Imperial Hotel? Piper and Estella met when they were kids. Estella was rich and spoiled, Piper was poor and curious, and — in each other — the two girls found an unexpected friendship. Year after year went by as they grew up together, growing closer and closer as time passed, until Piper realized that she loved Estella more than anything in the universe.
The day Piper told Estella she loved her was the day Estella walked out the door, never to return again…. All they have between them are the memories of a young love that was so beautiful and profound that it changed their lives forever…. Anyone, including members and non-members, are invited to submit nominations for the awards. Please visit our website for more information regarding eligibility, judging guidelines, categories, how to nominate a book, and deadlines. Many authors, like Miranda MacLeod , give away a freebie when you sign up for their newsletter.
When photographer Kate Steinhauser is asked to shoot Nat Lee, it should be the chance of a lifetime. After all, Nat is a household name, the face of a dozen brands, and one of the most recognizable models on the planet. Nat is a wild-child, her antics frequently headlining gossip sites. But the opportunity is too great to give up. Not after so long. Once in a lifetime you meet the person that completes you. But what if that person is your worst enemy? Or can they? Now twenty-eight and a star in the Chicago improv scene, Stevie puts career first.
When her friends beg her to tag along to go see Constance Russo, a deaf psychic, Stevie begrudgingly agrees, as long as no one makes her get a reading. American Sign Language interpreter Bernadette Thompson has two priorities: caring for her mother and working with her best friend, Constance Russo. Hannah Freeman should be on top of the world. A new place. A new beginning after a bad breakup. Will Hannah and Charlie be able to meet in the middle? Or will their pasts ruin any chance at a happy ending? The book deals with the aftereffects of domestic violence and human trafficking.
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Clair never expected her first novel to catapult her to success. The movie is a great opportunity for her, and in spite of her ambivalence, the show must go on. When a tumultuous past causes Alice Gray, the only woman Lou Pearson has ever loved, to leave her for good, she shrinks away from the world, trying to make amends. Dedicating years of her life to training service dogs and saving rescues.
Christmas in July. After an intense couple of months filming in Croatia, Daniela is looking forward to unwinding with her family and celebrating the holiday. Stress due to a lack of preparation for an upcoming project is preventing her from relaxing and enjoying her time off. Having only played minor supporting roles, Kate is a relative unknown in Hollywood.
She has no idea that this trip will push her acting skills to new heights and make her question everything she knows. The women form a close friendship and soon find themselves flirting with an attraction that could have costly consequences. The line between acting and reality become blurred beyond what either of them can comprehend. Will Daniela finally be able to get in character? Can Kate get out of character? This industry has a history of making lovers out of co-stars.
There are a lot of forces at play and things are not at all what they seem. Television producer Adrienne Wyatt has thrown herself into her career after her lover left her a year ago. The other issue is her growing feelings for the irritatingly attractive woman—an unprofessional lapse that would get her ridiculed by her peers if anyone found out. When things come to a chaotic head, as fierce desires, risked careers, age differences, and dreams all come into play, what will win?
All she has to do is get seven events safely under wraps in eight weeks and the crown is hers. Marci Jones is not a people person. That is until the mystery goddess shows up as one of the contestants…. A quick witted, sarcastic trouble maker, she knows how to rock a good lipstick, a pair of heels…and a sharp dagger.
And Billie is very, very good at it. But a one-night stand sure as hell sounds like a good time. Only thing is, one night turns into something much, much more. Call-in radio shows are fun until a ghost calls. Popular soul music deejay Joyce Barkley thinks someone is pulling a prank when the voice of her dead girlfriend speaks to her during a Saturday afternoon show. It is no prank. The woman, who has been dead since the mids, is back.
Joyce has to figure out how to soothe the restless spirit or her career and any chance at love will be over. Surviving in an unknown galaxy hundreds of light-years from Earth is far from easy.
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Captain Jordan Kellow is missing, and Lieutenant Alison Ash must take charge of the Persephone and get the crew back to the Posterus in one piece if she has any hope of saving the woman she loves. Lost in a dying escape pod, Jordan is rescued by a crew of war hungry aliens bent on revenge. Hit woman and thief Reed Gable works for the highest bidder, no matter where the job takes her. An orphan of circumstance, Reed knows the streets of Las Vegas better than anyone. Growing up rough has gotten her to the top of her profession, and she plans to stay there.
Accountant Brinley Myers, a recent hire at the Moroccan Casino, discovers a money laundering operation orchestrated by the New York mob and suddenly her life and the people in it become collateral damage. Jemima Pardon, a paramedic with a daft name and chronic asthma, has never had much in the way of good luck. The only things she attracts are traumatic jobs, and no one wants to work with her for long.
But when Jem bumps into devil-may-care police officer Rosie Jones, her fortunes seem to be changing. Things are looking up, until a suspicious death draws Jem and Rosie into an investigation that spirals beyond their control. Alinta, raised in a simple land far from the white man, is suddenly thrust into their realm through no fault of her own. Suddenly, she must learn to survive amongst these strange, unfamiliar creatures. But not all white men treat her the same: Some see her as the frightened girl she is, and some see her as the amazing woman she is about to become.
The instant Delaney Peyton and Jade Taylor meet, they sense a connection neither can explain. That is until Delaney starts having strange visions that feel more like memories. Scotland, two young women meet and fall in love, but that love is threatened by deception and hatred. Jade is fresh from a bad relationship, and the last thing she wants right now is another one. In the summer of , Maxine Cooper moves from the Midwest to San Francisco with her gay best friend, Chris, where she hopes to find love and community.
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