Monday, December 23, 2013

Stocking Stuffers

MERRY CHRISTMAS
Need a last minute gift for a stocking, or reading for your holiday break? Tooting the GLIAS horn...  


a HIGHLAND SORCERY CHRISTMAS
Clover Autrey


Alexander is so close to weakening the monsters who have replaced humans at the top of the food chain. But when he gets near one of the beasts to test his formula, the monster takes a bite out of him and mentally downloads everything Alexander knows. 

Now it’s up to his family to fight for his life in the past and the future if they are to save him and spare the world. 

Not exactly your usual holiday get together. Celebrate the season Highlander style. 





RESCUED BY A STRANGER

A woman full of dreams
When a stranger arrives in town on a vintage motorcycle, Jill Carpenter has no idea her life is about to change. She never expected her own personal knight in shining armor would be an incredibly charming and handsome Southerner—but one with a deep secret.

A man outrunning a tragedy
When Chase Preston jumped on his motorcycle to escape, he didn't expect the perfect woman to fall into his arms ... literally! Though he can't deny his feelings for the sweet and beautiful Jill, he doesn't see how he and his mistake-filled past will fit into her bright future.

Falling in love may require more than either can give
The longer Chase stays in Kennison Falls, the more deeply Jill and the people of her community pull him in. As Jill discovers Chase's heroic qualities, she wants to find a home in his arms—if only he'll trust her. But will the truth tear them apart when Chase's past returns to haunt him? Or can they get beyond dreams to gain the love that will rescue their two hearts?


BETRAYED

A mother, told her baby's death was a lie. 
A daughter, rocked by her true identity. 
A detective, risking his life to protect them both. 

All three of them . . . betrayed.

Since Irene arrived in Denver, Colorado to meet the grown daughter who was stolen from her at birth, she's been beaten up in in her hotel room and accused of killing her estranged husband. Her daughter, high school soccer coach Kinsey Masters, adores the wealthy parents who raised her and has no reason to doubt she's their child-although some suspicious details are starting to surface about Mom's pregnancy and Dad's acquaintanceship with Irene back in the day. Mom may have something to hide-or she may be on the killer's target list herself. 

Detective Nate Paxton will do everything to protect Kinsey and solve the sordid mystery, but he's also badge-deep in an investigation that could unseat one of Denver's biggest drug lords-who's eyeing Kinsey as Nate's weak spot. 

KATE'S OUTLAW
E.E. Burke

Outlaws, soldiers and spies bedevil the Katy Railroad as it races to the border of Indian Territory to win the prize of free land. But the stakes get higher when the railroad heiress is abducted by a Cherokee outlaw determined to stop the "smoking dragon" at all costs. 


Kate's Outlaw is part of the historical Western series Steam! Romance and Rails, featuring stories set during an era when America expanded its boundaries as fast as men could lay track. 

This novella is included in the book Passion's Prize, which features three interwoven stories by award-winning authors. 

Also in the series is the novel Her Bodyguard, where a woman embroiled in a bitter struggle between a powerful railroad and rioting settlers hires a bodyguard to protect her from a killer. 

Brought together by fate, the wealthy businesswoman and the penniless drifter find unexpected love. But can it survive in the midst of danger, deceit and betrayal?


COMPLIANCE
Maureen McGowan

The slogan reads: Haven Equals Safety.

But for Glory, life inside the domed city of Haven is anything but safe. After rescuing her brother, Glory returns to Haven as a double agent to locate and save fellow Deviants. Far from her family, 

Glory faces danger at every turn as she trains to be a Compliance Officer–to track down and expunge her own kind–while she works undercover to rescue as many Deviants as she can. When people she trusts turn against her, Glory questions everything in which she believes and can no longer tell her allies from her enemies.

THE MISS EDUCATION of DR. EXETER

If The Portal's A-Rockin'
Phaeton Black is missing. Sucked into an alternative universe--courtesy of Professor Lovecraft's Trans-Dimensional Injection Portal--the illustrious investigator is nowhere to be found. Even the bewitching Miss America Jones, who's pregnant with Phaeton's child, has no clue to his whereabouts. But when a spy fly's microphone picks up Phaeton's voice in the parlors of Paris, she enlists his dearest friends to track him down--before his deadliest enemies find him first. . .

Don't Come A-Knockin'
Accompanied by the dashing Dr. Exeter, his delightful ward Mia, and a trusty duo of Nightshades, it's off to the City of Lights for the determined Miss Jones. Unfortunately, there is something about Paris in the fall that brings out the devil in Dr. Exeter--and the beast in mild-mannered Mia, whose animal urges transform her into a gorgeous panther. With physical reality unraveling on both sides of the cosmic rift, the good doctor must extract Phaeton Black from the clutches of a diabolical techno-wizard--or both could lose the women they love to love. . .forever.


SWEET MADNESS

Ever since her husband’s sudden and tragic death, Lady Penelope Bridgeman has committed herself to studying the maladies of the mind, particularly the trauma of soldiers of the Napoleonic Wars. It is this expertise that brings the Marquess of Bromwich’s family to her door.

Gabriel Devereaux’s unexpected and unpredictable episodes are unlike any Penelope has studied. The once proud soldier has been left shaken and withdrawn, but Penelope manages to build a fragile trust between them. Strangely, Gabriel seems completely lucid when not in the grips of his mania, and during the calm bouts between, she is surprised by how much she is drawn to him.

Despite his own growing feelings, Gabriel knows that he is fit for no one and is determined to keep Penelope away from his descent into madness. But even though she knows firsthand the folly of loving a broken man, Penelope cannot stop herself from trying to save him, no matter the cost. 


LIAR, LIAR
Unable to protect her mother from her father as a child,  Devin McQueen has made it her mission as an adult to protect as many abused women and children as she can.  The rare moments she’s not consumed with work as a victims’ advocate, she involves herself with safe, predictable accountant- type men.

Everything is as good as it can be…until she meets bounty hunter Grady Cooper.  He is big, bold and brash, and has no problem speaking his mind. 

Growing up in a broken home, Grady realizes early on that every good deed has a price.  To survive with as few scars as possible, he learns to weigh every decision by what he can gain.  But the successful, solitary life he’s worked so hard to create spins out of control when demons from his past shake his confidence.  His boss gives him one last chance- bring in Devin’s latest client quickly and quietly and maybe he’ll still have a job.

Suddenly, Grady must make the ultimate decision: follow his career or follow his heart?

DEADLY CONTACT

It's a race against time—and a fatal outbreak—in this thriller of a debut! 

In one passionate night Special Agent James Reynolds and scientist Kelly Jarvis went from friends to lovers. Then Kelly walked away with only an apology. Now James is charged with solving a bioterrorist attack—and Dr. Jarvis works at the suspected lab. 

Is Kelly an accomplice or a victim? Just what are her secrets that drove her from James's bed? Soon one thing becomes clear: The ghosts of her past have nothing on the terrorists targeting her and Washington, D.C. Another threat bathes the city in red alert, and now there are lives at stake, in addition to hearts…


THE MARINE'S LAST DEFENSE
To the rest of the world, Sabrina Watkins doesn't exist. 
But to this cop, she is very much alive. 

After escaping a killer, playing dead was the only way Sabrina Watkins could get out of Amarillo alive. Now she's living in Dallas, where no one knows her true identity. Until homicide cop Jake Craig shows up. 

A half-frozen pup he finds at a crime scene brings Jake to Sabrina's doorstep. Suddenly, the former marine is playing hero to a desperate woman on the run. Sworn to clear her name, Jake's already falling for the stunning brunette with the amethyst eyes. Can he keep her safe and turn a rescue mission into a last chance at love?




STOP BY OVER CHRISTMAS
FOR OUR SPECIAL GIFTS TO OUR READERS.
Safe travels to all who are journeying to see loved ones this season (or to those who are taking a vacation).

6 comments:

  1. HOPING everyone has a great Christmas and that all your shopping's finished, all your baking's complete, and all your presents are wrapped and under the tree !

    ~Angi
    (who's frantically trying to finish all of the above)

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  2. I wish everyone the same! And I'm scrambling, too. This qualifies as my most disorganized Christmas season ever. Thank goodness we have a wonderful family and lots of love! Wishing you all the same!

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  3. Merry Christmas! I still have some baking to do, but there's no deadline for that, right? :)

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  4. Merry Christmas!

    Marcy Shuler

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  5. Merry Christmas to everyone! I LOVE everything about this season even though I'm often not ready for it! I look forward to spending time with family, relaxing and giving thanks for all that I have. I wish you the same!

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