Chase Mansfield and Teddy Downing personify a diamond in the rough in today's society. Chase represents those who are naturally deficient in some areas, but graced with compassion. Teddy, on the other hand knows the pain of rejection. He is one of many being raised by a lone grandparent. There is a common thread that the two share. Each juvenile is fully aware that their mere appearance can taunt a social injustice. From there, a stigma will be placed on them; but only from the weak. They do however, possess a strength that dissolves this cruelty. Their first-hand experience of being misunderstood allows them to easily identify the pain in others. Courage, love and understanding are the tools that they incorporate. Chase and Teddy nurture the very insecurities that their critics secretively battle and bring down the wall. What happens next is a beautiful unification. These seemingly insignificant beings touched those who once outcast them. A warm community spawns as a result from this. In the end, everyone is grateful that a 'Chase Mansfield'; or a 'Teddy Downing' entered their life.
Tess is from an extremely traditional pack. Returning to her pack after four years away at college, as an unmated female, she must participate in an old pack ritual: the Chase. Unmated wolves from her pack pursue her and the one who catches her gets the ultimate prize: her as a mate. However, Tess knows how males treat their mates and wants no part of it, determined to evade capture during the chase... but can she outrun and outsmart such strong males? Or will she be forced into mating with a male as bad, or perhaps worse, than her abusive father? * "The Chase" is a standalone werewolf romance short story (just under 10,000 words). It is part of a series, but no other books need to be read in order to understand the events in "The Chase." Other books in the "Wolves Among Us" series include "Broken," a novelette, and more are coming soon.
"This was no suicide," says Detective Michael Bennett. A man plunges to his death from the roof of a Manhattan hotel. It looks like a suicide--except the victim has someone else's fingerprints and $10,000 in cash. Enter Detective Michael Bennett. BookShotsLIGHTNING-FAST STORIES BY JAMES PATTERSON
Set in London, Wiltshire and Orkney There Came A Big Spider sees the young Marcus Moon attempting to climb the ladder of success at his new company.
Bitterly resented by a ruthlessly ambitious rival, they are thrown together to design a big government project near the small market town of Kingscastle.
This town was site of the Saxon camp of Alfred the Great, and his treasure was lost when the Danes invaded WIltshire.
Marucs is asked to minimize the ecological effects of the project on the beautiful countryside around the town.
Local feelings run high both for and against the project and throw up a whole gamut of local politics, sexual deviance, office intrigue, protest groups and romance.
A sometimes zany, always enjoyable plot full of humour and energy, this is the eagerly awaited prequel to the popular Marcus Moon series.
Light entertainment at its very best!
Winner of the RT Book Reviews March Seal of Excellence Award
College drop-out Roxy Cumberland moved to New York with dreams of becoming an actress, but her dwindling bank account is quickly putting the kibosh on that fantasy. To make some quick cash, she signs up to perform singing telegrams. Her first customer is a gorgeous, cocky Manhattan trust-funder if she ever laid eyes on one. And what could be more humiliating than singing an ode to his junk, courtesy of his last one night stand? Maybe the fact that she's dressed in a giant pink bunny costume
After a night out to celebrate winning his last case, lawyer Louis McNally the Second isn't prepared for the pounding in his head or the rabbit serenading him from the front door. But the sassy wit and sexy voice of the girl behind the mask intrigue him, and one look at her stunning face-followed by a mind-blowing kiss against his doorjamb-leaves Louis wanting more.
Roxy doesn't need a spoiled rich boy who's had everything in life handed to him on a Tiffany platter. But there's more to Louis than his sexy surface and he's determined to make Roxy see it...even if it means chasing her all over NYC.