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Promises

Drifters, Book Two

Susan Rodgers

Best Price $3.75 on Kindle

Jessie Wheeler's past catches up with her as an old nemesis settles in Vancouver, threatening to destroy any chance at the singer's newfound happiness.  But Jessie is an old hat at acting. She has picked up the habit of disappearing inside herself and creating characters in order to help herself survive.  Backed into a corner by Deuce McCall, she relies on a tougher version of herself to help her through the dark days while she seeks a solution to free herself of Deuce's clutches. As she tries to gain a foothold in her struggle, one thing becomes clear - she may have to risk everything she has found - friendships, love, a successful career as a singer / songwriter and actor - in order to save the one thing she loves the most.

"Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear."  John Lennon

A Love for the Pages

Joy Penny

$2.91 on Kindle

What happens when you put down your book for a moment and find all of your book boyfriends right in front of you in real life?

Kiss. Marry. Kill. Nineteen-year-old June Eyermann has always known exactly which of her favorite Byronic heroes goes where. She’d kiss moody and possessive Rochester from Jane Eyre and marry prideful but repentant Darcy from Pride and Prejudice, leaving obsessive and spiteful Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights to be chucked off a cliff—but no. She couldn’t leave any of her heroes behind. She lives for her favorite fictional worlds.

But June is about to get a serious wake up call when she returns home for the summer after her college freshman year. Stuck somewhere between feeling like a kid again under her parents’ roof and being forced to start acting like an adult with worries about her future career, June looks at the library volunteer position offered to her as a way to keep her sanity for the next few months before she can go back to school.

What June doesn’t expect to find at the library is her favorite romantic heroes brought to life—all in the same man. Obstinate, prideful and even a bit rude, Everett Rockford shouldn’t exactly be “dating material,” even if June’s heart rate accelerates whenever she’s near him. But after discovering his enigmatic past and witnessing a few fiery moments of tenderness, June can’t help but see Rochester, Darcy and even Heathcliff in Everett. If she’s going to make it through the summer without becoming a tragic heroine in her own story, she has to separate the man from the ideals of fiction in her head. Because if there’s one thing she knows about Byronic love stories, it’s that they don’t always end happily ever after.

A New Kind of Zeal

Michelle Warren

FREE on Kindle

On a hot, humid day, Tristan Blake is sweating it out trying to hitch a ride past Kerikeri, up north. It is summer in New Zealand, 2030: the temperature is rising, and Tristan is looking to get away from it all, after retiring from Peace-making army duty in the Middle East. 

An old red Holden Ute pulls up on the side of the road, with fishing lines strapped in the back. Tristan goes to the driver's window, and a Maori priest, Rau Petera, invites him on a ride to Ninety Mile Beach. 

Keen to fish, Tristan agrees: but there on the expansive sand, trying to escape the rising tide, Rau and Tristan stumble across Joshua Davidson from Kaitaia. Rau follows Joshua back into the rising sea, and Joshua catches him a record snapper, with no bait. 

Now Rau and Tristan find themselves driving Joshua on a once-in-a-lifetime road-trip down the centre of the North Island, toward the Beehive in Wellington. Joshua is reminding Rau of someone: he is finding a new kind of faith. But Tristan is being thrown into increasing confusion and dismay, when he finally realizes what he must do to end the growing threat of Joshua.

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