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Lively companion cover smallA Lively Companion, Book 1

A Pride and Prejudice Variation

Lizzy Bennet is more insulted than flattered when Lady Catherine asks her to be a temporary companion to Miss de Bourgh. Yes, a visit to Tunbridge Wells would be an interesting diversion, but at what cost?

When her father unexpectedly supports the plan, Lizzy reluctantly submits. Thus begins a springtime trip of misunderstandings, revelations, and unexpected proposals.

When Mr. Darcy realizes Lizzy is not going home as planned, he feels foolish for nearly proposing due to an arbitrary deadline. Determined to make up his mind one way or another, he accompanies the party to the Wells.

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Book 2 of An Austen Ensemble

After Lizzy and Darcy’s unexpected engagement, Lady Catherine is both furious and inconvenienced. As a peace offering, Darcy asks Georgiana to stay with her and Anne for several weeks.

It is not an easy task, especially since Lady Catherine is soothing her wounded pride by arranging a match for Georgiana with an aristocratic neighbor. Worse, Georgiana finds herself far too attracted to Mr. John Turner, the painter staying at Rosings while he finishes a portrait of Anne.

Meanwhile, Wickham is securing his future with another underhanded stratagem, and Lydia is planning a surprise for her sister’s wedding day. Join Lizzy, Darcy, and Georgiana as they navigate the dangerous waters of identity, family, and compromise.

A Gentle Touch 5.25 x 8.25A Gentle Touch, Book 3

Anne de Bourgh is now Anne Sutherland, wife and mistress of Middlefinch, a large estate in the south of England.

She is satisfied with her choice, but finds living with her new husband,  son, and family more alarming than she expected. James’s daft old uncle leads his own strange life on the third floor, emerging only to ask disconcerting questions. James’s mother cares only for horses, and seems to disdain sickly, quiet Anne.

And then there is her new husband himself, so informal and affectionate—not at all what Anne expected! Anne has learned friendship; can she learn love?

Join Lizzy, Darcy, Georgiana, and Anne as they enter their new lives, from christenings and Christmas parties to Anne’s first tempestuous season in London.

Pride and Prejudice and Passports

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A Pride and Prejudice Modernization

During the tumultuous 2016 presidential election, three Latina sisters navigate life and love in Southern California.

Elisa Benitez is happy to help her family clean cabins for the summer, but when her older sister falls hard for one of their rich guests, Elisa expects heartbreak. Her sister is a Dreamer, an undocumented immigrant, and this guy’s a state representative. Even worse is his infuriating friend Darcy! He’s arrogant, rude, and based on a comment Elisa overheard, probably racist. He’s one of those guys who get by on money and looks, and she wouldn’t mind poking a hole in his self-image.

Darcy certainly didn’t intend to fall for a smart, beautiful Latina on his short vacation to the mountains. Elisa would sooner turn off his hot-water heater than agree with him about anything. Why is debating with her more fun than agreeing with anyone else? But when Elisa’s little sister runs away, and her parents are scared to go to the police, Darcy realizes just how serious she was. And how serious his own feelings have become.

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A Modern (Paranormal) Retelling of Jane Eyre

Jane Agosto wants to leave her lonely, dysfunctional past behind when she gets a job as a nanny at Miles Hayes’s mansion. It only takes a few encounters with Miles for her to feel drawn to him, but Jane refuses to be THAT nanny, the stupid one who falls for her boss. She’s no Cinderella. She won’t break her heart on a wealthy player, or raise the hopes of the little girl she cares for. But when attempted murder shakes up the family, Jane’s heart falters. Should she trust Miles, or hit the road?

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A Young Adult Paranormal Romance

When fifteen year old Dara is accepted into an elite boarding school, her first weeks are ruined by a strange illness… Throwing up in front of your crush? More than once? Emphatically not fun. As Dara gets to know her school and the school’s creepy doctor, she begins to realize that she wasn’t recruited for her grades, and her illness isn’t innocent.

John is only pretending to be a student, and he knows exactly why Dara is sick, but he can’t risk telling her. When someone is playing with time, altering anything can be disastrous, and John has a very specific mission. But when Dara’s life is at risk, they both must learn to navigate the intricacies of time… without destroying the school or losing each other for good.

The Alien Cadet Series

A mix of adventure, romance, and galactic mystery.

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Manipulate

After aliens took control of Earth, Sam Locklear was conscripted into their child training program. He became one of the their favorite cadets through his charisma and hard work, and now that he’s grown they’re sending him back to Earth to work in their Los Angeles headquarters.

Sam hopes to find a compromise between doing his job and his loyalty to Earth, but his homecoming speech sets off a string of violence from both humans and aliens. First there’s a hate message scrawled in blood, then a drive-by attack, and a riot that ends in fire…

From the slums of Los Angeles to a treacherous space station, Sam’s increasing fame brings increasing danger. He may be able to change the balance of power, but can he survive the aftermath?

 

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Captivate

Sixteen-year old Akemi has escaped death in such an unorthodox fashion that even her sister fears for her sanity. Akemi is now part of an alien computer system, installed in a space station orbiting Earth. The position is both uniquely powerful and uniquely isolated.

When the space station explodes in the night sky, sabotaged by unknown enemies, Akemi survives yet again, but this time suspicion for the catastrophe falls upon her. Determined to discover who is truly responsible for the attack, Akemi and her sister set out to solve the mystery on a foreign world far from Earth.

Accompanied by capable Sam and irrepressible assassin Shara, they find themselves drawn into a political game with one of the most powerful aliens in the galaxy. Akemi and her friends must uncover the truth about the sabotage, but in the process they may expose Akemi’s fragile existence to greedy, alien hands…

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Eradicate

In the thrilling conclusion to the Alien Cadet series, the girl-turned-computer Akemi is trapped at the secure planetary estate of Faal, a sociopathic, alien overlord. He is preoccupied with his plan to implement a genocide, but he still finds time to torment Akemi.

Akemi’s sister, Nat, along with Claire, Basher, and Sam, are each determined to rescue Akemi, and if possible, to halt the extermination. But to defeat Faal, they must find allies among his other enemies, who are at least as dangerous as he is. While Sam and Nat lure Faal to an ancient palace, Basher and Claire plan to infiltrate his estate to retrieve Akemi.

But there are few game players as accomplished as Faal. To win against him, sacrifices must be made.

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Evaluate: A Prequel Story to the Alien Cadets

In a galactic economy where culture is a valuable commodity, the sponsorship of a new species can mean huge profits…potentially.

But Eto is torn over his evaluation on Earth. His task should be simple: Prove the humans have an adequate survival drive, both individually and corporately, to join the Galactic Council and make money for his people.

It would be easier to prove if they would stop killing themselves in droves. The humans will be labeled ‘malignant,’ if they don’t. No rights. No cultural franchise. Open to plunder, slavery, eventual eradication.

Eto doesn’t love the humans, but there are a few he would like to respect. They are brave, at least. Whatever he recommends, he’ll have to live with the repercussions for the rest of his life…

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