The shamelessly sexy man with the bold gaze and the wicked pirate’s smile commanded Camille Hartley’s attention from the moment she saw him. Rogan Broderick was just the sort of love ‘em and leave ‘em type she avoided at all costs, but they shared a mysterious inheritance, and she couldn’t evade him.
Rogan’s legacy could be worth millions—or nothing. But someone had already killed for it—and Camille could be next in line. The green-eyed beauty refused to believe in the danger—and though she evoked a riptide of unsettling feelings in commitment-shy Rogan, his instinct to protect outweighed his will to fight the desire to claim her forever as his own….
A Perfect Marriage (1995)
A novel by Laurey Bright
To their friends, family and neighbors, Celine and Max Archer had a perfect marriage. Only the Archers knew they’d never been in love, and that nights of passion were few and far between. Still, both thought the other happy with the dry-eyed deal they’d made instead of vows.
Until Max broke the bargain – by wanting more. And suddenly, after twelve peaceful years, the perfect marriage was over.
But when Celine realized how much she loved her husband, was it too late to get him back? For unbeknownst to Max, they’d been blessed with a new beginning….
Ethan only invited the lovely but shattered Celeste to his island home to give her a chance to regain her strength after the sudden death of her husband, his brother. Celeste is nothing like the woman his brother described, an uncontrollable temptress with wicked ways. Ethan finds she is a gentle but passionate woman with a healthy respect for desire. Can Ethan let go of his guilt, recognize the love shining in his beloveda’s eyes and use their passion to repair the damage his love for her had created?
The Fire in Fiction: Passion, Purpose and Techniques to Make Your Novel Great Donald Maass (Author)
Publication Date: May 6, 2009
Discover the Difference Between a So-So Manuscript and a Novel Readers Can’t Forget
We’ve all read them: novels by our favorite authors that disappoint. Uninspired and lifeless, we wonder what happened. Was the author in a hurry? Did she have a bad year? Has he lost interest altogether?
Something similar is true of a great many unpublished manuscripts. They are okay stories that never take flight. They don’t grip the imagination, let alone the heart. They merit only a shrug and a polite dismissal by agents and editors.
It doesn’t have to be that way. In The Fire in Fiction, successful literary agent and author Donald Maass shows you not only how to infuse your story with deep conviction and fiery passion, but how to do it over and over again. The book features:
Techniques for capturing a special time and place, creating characters whose lives matter, nailing multiple-impact plot turns, making the supernatural real, infusing issues into fiction, and more.
Story-enriching exercises at the end of every chapter to show you how to apply the practical tools just covered to your own work.
Rich examples drawn from contemporary novels as diverse as The Lake House, Water for Elephants, and Jennifer Government to illustrate how various techniques work in actual stories.
Plus, Maass introduces an original technique that any novelist can use any time, in any scene, in any novel, even on the most uninspired day…to take the most powerful experiences from your personal life and turn those experiences directly into powerful fiction.
Tap into The Fire in Fiction, and supercharge your story with originality and spark!
Londoners: The Days and Nights of London Now – as Told by Those Who Love it, Hate it, Live it, Left it and Long for it Craig Taylor (Author)
Publication Date: 5 July 2012
Here are the voices of London – rich and poor, native and immigrant, women and men – witnessed by Craig Taylor, an acclaimed journalist, playwright and writer, who spent five years exploring the city and listening to its residents. From the woman whose voice announces the stations on the London Underground to the man who plants the trees along Oxford Street; from a Pakistani currency trader to a Guardsman at Buckingham Palace – together, these voices and many more, paint a vivid, epic and wholly fresh portrait of Twenty-First Century London.