They were never supposed to happen to each other.
A love such as theirs was never supposed to endure, not in the highly controlled society of The Sectors.
Yet, a chance encounter at dinner led to breakfast at a diner down the road. They each thought they had found their perfect soulmate, but neither could have imagined the awful truth they would face.
Detailed Book Description:
Agent Christopher Rockford has been the best assassin in the agency for eight years, and he loves his job.
He loves his solitary lifestyle.
He loves keeping the world safe by getting rid of anarchists who threaten their orderly society.
He loves his comfortable life as a member of the wealthy Coastal upper class.
But in pursuit of a target, he meets Jenna, a mysterious civilian who belongs to society’s lowest and most shunned group. Meeting her is a life-changing experience. She makes him feel for the first time, and he is instantly captivated.
She boldly stands in the face of everything he has ever known and was taught to believe. He begins to see the world through her eyes, causing him to question his job, his lifestyle, and The Order he so obediently serves. It’s not long before he can’t imagine his life without her.
There’s just one problem: He knows she would leave him if she ever found out about his job. He knows this because he asked her how she felt about assassins in their government, and she was utterly disgusted with the idea, even though she believes their existence is just a myth.
As their relationship grows and intensifies, he knows he cannot keep the truth from her for long.
But Jenna has her own secrets to keep.
Set in an orderly world of near-perfect surveillance, genetically modified humans, and extreme socioeconomic divide, The Unexpected Inlander will take you through Chris’s journey of self-discovery and learning that change begins within.
***This edition includes a preview of the sequel at the end of the book.***
*Author’s unsolicited content warning: The main character is an assassin, so there is some violence in a few scenes.*
What I love about this book: It’s a thriller, even though there’s no twist or surprise ending. It’s still a heart-thumping read, even as you know both sides of the story. The book does not depend on a big surprise because it’s about a relationship and love and how the society that surrounds you can work its way into your subconscious.
What else I love about this book: It is so much more than a love story. It contains clean romance, intrigue, suspense, and world-building with futuristic science fiction elements. Additionally, it touches on discussion topics such as government control of equity, the ethics of genetic editing and surveillance, the importance of perspective-taking, unconscious bias, self-acceptance, and coming to terms with one’s unchosen identities.
It is a story of love, but it is ultimately a story of self-discovery and how meeting just one person can completely change your life.
[aawp fields=”B086H696BX” value=”button”]
Six years after the death of her husband and unborn child, Camilla Paxton meets the seemingly perfect man when Velvel Adler walks into her bakery. Her dreams of happily ever after quickly fade when Velvel’s dark past is revealed. Torn between her heart and what’s socially acceptable, Camilla makes a decision that will rock the town of Wonderment and teach a lesson of forgiveness that won’t be forgotten. A Life in Wonderment is the first in the Wonderment series. Book two, The Last Knight in Virginia is available now.
[aawp fields=”B074KZYCKN” value=”button”]
Princess Kathryn Johansen is the sole heir to the throne on the planet of Raewyn, even though being a ruling queen is the last thing she wants. Her father is insistent she finds a husband who will one day help her rule. If Kathryn doesn’t decide soon, her father is prepared to arrange a marriage for her. When his top choice for a husband takes matters into his own hands, her life will change forever.
Prince Laytn Aedansen is the black sheep of the royal family on the ruling planet of Aecilas. Being alone is what he enjoys, but when he starts dreaming of a beautiful blue-eyed stranger, he believes someone is using magic against him. When his father insists he meet some visitors from a neighboring planet, he’ll find any excuse possible to get out of meeting them. Can a dream and a chance encounter change his heart?
Contains Mature Situations
the language of flowers…
Brennan O’Hanrahan is bored. He may be the heir and CEO in training, but he still has to earn his place in the family business. His father gives him an ultimatum: work for three months as a courier to rekindle his appreciation for the business or someone else is CEO. If he could find a regular girl to date that would be a bonus.
A collision with local floral designer Freesia Bellamy takes Brennan’s life in an unexpected direction.
Freesia wants to be left to her art, creating floral masterpieces that double as poetry using the language of flowers. She’s not impressed with Brennan’s wealth or his historic mansion estate or his fancy apartment. Brennan is determined to win Freesia, keep his position in the family business, and endure his three-month torture assignment.
What could go wrong? Sweet, clean, short love story. Billionaire romance. O’Hanrahan Legacy Book 1
Bestselling author Sarah Fine presents an emotional standalone novel sure to thrill new adult romance readers everywhere.
Will they be strong enough to hold on?
Last semester, Romy escaped from an abusive relationship with the guy she’d thought was the man of her dreams. This semester she’s putting herself back together, determined to reclaim her passion for art and for life. When she signs up for a painting class at the local art co-op, the possibility of passion becomes very real — in the form of her teacher, Caleb. Both mysterious and seriously hot, Caleb bares his soul on his canvases, and Romy’s fascinated by what she sees.
Caleb is just trying to keep his head above water. Caring for his traumatized, unstable sister is getting harder every day, and his paintings are so dark and bleak that no one is buying. Teaching classes at the co-op is no longer enough, and now he’s going to have to sell more than just his art to the wealthy, sex-starved women in his classes. But when Romy comes along, she makes everything more complicated. She sees the truth in his paintings — a truth no one else has realized, until now.
Romy and Caleb might have a real shot together — one that could heal them both. But when ghosts from their pasts re-emerge, determined to keep them apart, will they be strong enough to hold on to each other?
**WARNING: This is a new adult novel and contains material which is sexual in nature. Content may not be suitable for readers under the age of 18.**
How an ALL-Natural Cancer Treatment Took the Author from “90 Days to Live” to Full Remission
2019 National Indie Excellence Award Winner
2019 Independent Press Award – Distinguished Favorite
An inspiring and unforgettable memoir of a young couple’s push for survival in the face of insurmountable odds.
When an out-of-the-blue cancer diagnosis quickly turned into a 90-days-to-live death sentence from his doctor, Rodney Stamps and his wife Paige defied the medical establishment, and drew their line in the sand.
With both a growing family and business–and given that their doctors promised only to briefly extend his life with chemotherapy–the Stamps gave a resounding “No” to chemo and radiation.
90 Days to Live recounts the Stamps’ incredible and inspirational journey to find an alternative answer to cancer. In the end…
They’d beaten cancer while building a million-dollar business.
Following his ALL-natural protocol religiously, Rodney’s cancer went into full remission. On top of that triumph, he took his fire-and-safety business–which had just begun to take off when he’d received his cancer diagnosis–into a million-dollar enterprise.
An ALL-Natural Treatment Focus
Unlike other books by cancer survivors claiming to cure their own cancer “naturally,” but in actuality, relying heavily on modern medicine (surgery/drugs), 90 Days to Live outlines a 100% alternative medical treatment (i.e., using absolutely no allopathic–a.k.a. conventional–medicine)–a treatment that’s delivered incredible results to Rodney and countless others.
Alternately heart-wrenching and heartwarming–and delivered in an engaging dual-author format–90 Days to Live will speak to anyone struggling with an “incurable” disease, building a business under trying circumstances, or anyone who just loves a good old-fashioned, “beating-the-odds” story.
Teenage heiress Kaya experiences her first taste of freedom when she’s kidnapped from her sheltered life. But as she forms an unlikely connection with her abductor, Luke, her adventure takes a strange turn. Now, as her father’s men and her devoted bodyguard scour the woods to find her, she wonders if staying in the arms of her abductor is the safer place to be. At least, that’s what her heart is saying—her head is saying run…
There is nothing magical about growing up in a mountainside castle, when it’s your prison. Kaya’s ruthless and powerful father keeps her under lock and key, watched every second of the day–and Kaya’s not really sure why. She’s just a normal girl…no one special. She doesn’t understand her father’s obsession with her safety – until she is kidnapped.
Dragged through a brutal wilderness, Kaya’s captor shows her the devastating truth, and even though he has dark secrets of his own, she is inexplicably drawn to him–when the stars are in your eyes, sometimes the line between right and wrong gets blurred. Passion obliterates common sense. Love… makes you reckless.
Dangerously passionate and darkly romantic, SERENADE is a page-turning thriller and seductive love story.