The Crown of Thorns


Publisher:Tuxbury Publishing LLC


Total Pages:330



Books Description:

Only in my family could a professional hockey player earning seven million dollars a year be considered a slacker. I’m at the height of my athletic career. Yet my arrogant brother is always trying to recruit me into the family business: a global security company so secretive that I don’t even know its name. Pass, thanks. I don’t need a summer job. But the jerk ambushes me with a damsel in distress. That damsel is Alex, the competitive, sassy girl I knew when we were kids. Now she’s a drop-dead gorgeous woman in deep trouble. So guess who’s on a flight to Hawaii? It’s going to be a long week in paradise. My job is keeping Alex safe, while her job is torturing me with her tiny bikinis. Or maybe we’re torturing each other. It’s all snark and flirting until the threat against Alex gets serious. And this jock must become her major league protector. Moonlighter is a stand-alone novel. No cliffhangers, no prior experience necessary. Contains: hackers, hockey players, and a hotel room with only one bed. Sarina Bowen has done it again! Alex and Eric's chemistry is off the charts! USA Today bestselling author Nana Malone Eric Bayer is Sarina Bowen’s sexiest hero yet! New York Times bestselling author Elle Kennedy ---------------------------------- For fans of: Helena Hunting, Elle Kennedy, Catherine Gayle, Avon Gale, Toni Aleo, Kristen Callihan, LJ Shen, Mona Kasten, Corinne Michaels, Jana Aston, Karina Halle, Meghan March, Jay Crownover, Anna Todd, Geneva Lee, Audrey Carlan, Jill Shalvis, Suzanne Brockmann, Helen Hoang, Christina Lauren, Kristan Higgins, Sally Thorne, Penelope Sky, Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward, Debbie Macomber, Nora Roberts, Maisey Yates, Sarah Mayberry, Elle Kennedy, Lauren Blakely, Susan Mallery, Penny Reid, Julia Kent, Kelly Jamieson, Melanie Harlow, Carrie Ann Ryan, Kendall Ryan, Kennedy Ryan, Helen Hardt, Meghan March, Julia Kent, Meli Raine, Sylvia Day, Chelle Bliss, Brenda Rothert, Natasha Madison, Kylie Scott, Helena Hunting, Sloane Kennedy, Penelope Sky, Elle Kennedy, K.A. Linde, Nana Malone, Jami Davenport, Jaci Burton, Penelope Sky, Helen Hardt, E.L. James, Anna Todd, Chelle Bliss, Kendall Ryan, Kennedy Fox, Julia Kent, Meli Raine, Kristen Callihan, Meghan March, Meghan Quinn, Rebecca Yarros, Devney Perry, Carrie Ann Ryan, JD Robb, Jill Shalvis. Keywords: Hockey romance, hockey players, female CEO, billionaires, billionaire romance, private security, bodyguards, sports romance, professional hockey, professional hockey players, sports romance novel, hockey romance novel, protective hero, alpha hero, protective alpha male, pregnant, baby, accidental pregnancy, hockey player with baby, fake romance, fake boyfriend, childhood friends, friends to lovers, enemies to lovers, hate to love.

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Author:Walton, Johnny



Total Pages:202



Books Description:

Johnny Walton’s brilliantly funny first novel is an artfully written window into 21st Century campus life. It is a coming of age story, an insight into the mind of a young college student ‘on the make’ and his inevitable falling in love.

Moonlight Cove

Author:Sherryl Woods



Total Pages:400



Books Description:

Return to the beloved town of Chesapeake Shores in this this beloved tale of overcoming obstacles and finding love in unexpected places by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods—and watch the new series Chesapeake Shores on Hallmark Channel! Jess O’Brien has overcome a lot—the challenges of attention deficit disorder, the near bankruptcy of her beloved Inn at Eagle Point and her self-perception as a screwup in a family of overachievers. Now she’s ready to share the future with a man. Her friends persuade her to join a dating service—but she gets no takers! Which is fine with her childhood friend, psychologist Will Lincoln, who’s already chosen the perfect man for Jess: himself. Will has loved Jess practically forever. He knows her faults and her strengths. But for all Will’s sincerity and charm, Jess fears he views her as some psychological case study. With her family and the town of Chesapeake Shores behind him, Will finally makes his case. But is it enough to convince Jess to take the risk of a lifetime? Originally published in 2011.

Mainly by Moonlight

Author:Josh Lanyon

Publisher:JustJoshin Publishing, Inc.


Total Pages:N.A



Books Description:

A gay high-society wedding. A stolen book of spells. A love-threatening lie. Can a witch avoid a murder rap without revealing the supernatural truth? Cosmo Saville guiltily hides a paranormal secret from his soon-to-be husband. Thanks to a powerful love spell, uncertainty threatens his nuptial magic. But when he’s arrested for allegedly killing a longtime rival, he could spend his honeymoon behind bars… Police Commissioner John Joseph Galbraith never believed in love until Cosmo came along. Falling head over heels for the elegant antiques dealer is an enchantment he never wants to break. So when all fingers point to Cosmo’s guilt, John races to prove his fiancé’s innocence before they take their vows. As Cosmo hunts for the real killer among the arcane aristocracy, John warns him to leave it to the police. But with an unseen enemy threatening to expose Cosmo’s true nature, the couple’s blissful future could shatter like a broken charm. Can Cosmo find the lost grimoire, clear his name, and keep John’s love alive, or will black magic “rune” their wedding bells? Mainly by Moonlight is the first book in the sexy Bedknobs and Broomsticks romantic gay mystery series. If you like spellbinding suspense, steamy fun, and a dash of paranormal, then you’ll love Josh Lanyon’s charming tale. Buy Mainly by Moonlight to fall under love’s spell today!

Catching Moonlight

Author:Emily Mah

Publisher:WorkHorse Productions, Inc.


Total Pages:N.A



Books Description:

Corban Alexander has a dark side, and ever since a chance encounter with Liana Linacre, a girl he was supposed to protect, it's darker and more addictive than ever. Every minute of every hour of every day he fights to resist succumbing to his worst instincts. If he doesn't, he will fall, and gain the power to scourge and wreak havoc upon humanity, feeding off their pain. It would take a legion of angels to stop him. So when he learns that Liana needs help once again, he knows he is the last person to provide it. The problem is, no one else is willing. Corban must return to the side of the girl he loves, and pray that he is strong enough to save both her and himself.

Serious Moonlight

Author:Jenn Bennett

Publisher:Simon and Schuster


Total Pages:432



Books Description:

“An atmospheric, multilayered, sex-positive romance.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) After an awkward first encounter, Birdie and Daniel are forced to work together in a Seattle hotel where a famous author leads a mysterious and secluded life in this romantic contemporary novel from the author of Alex, Approximately. Mystery-book aficionado Birdie Lindberg has an overactive imagination. Raised in isolation and homeschooled by strict grandparents, she’s cultivated a whimsical fantasy life in which she plays the heroic detective and every stranger is a suspect. But her solitary world expands when she takes a job the summer before college, working the graveyard shift at a historic Seattle hotel. In her new job, Birdie hopes to blossom from introverted dreamer to brave pioneer, and gregarious Daniel Aoki volunteers to be her guide. The hotel’s charismatic young van driver shares the same nocturnal shift and patronizes the waterfront Moonlight Diner where Birdie waits for the early morning ferry after work. Daniel also shares her appetite for intrigue, and he’s stumbled upon a real-life mystery: a famous reclusive writer—never before seen in public—might be secretly meeting someone at the hotel. To uncover the writer’s puzzling identity, Birdie must come out of her shell…discovering that the most confounding mystery of all may be her growing feelings for the elusive riddle that is Daniel.

Magnolias Without Moonlight

Author:Sheldon Hackney

Publisher:Transaction Publishers


Total Pages:152



Books Description:

Hackney uses quantitative analysis of homicide data to establish beyond doubt for the first time that the South has long been more violent, and that there is a cultural component of that violence that exists beyond the usual social predictors of higher homicide rates in the United States. He muses over the failure of the usual social predictors of votes for the Democratic Party to predict the party's performance in the region."--BOOK JACKET.

Blood in the Moonlight

Author:Mark E. Wildermuth



Total Pages:224



Books Description:

Director and screenwriter Michael Mann is the creative force behind such movies as Last of the Mohicans and Ali. Markedly reticent, Mann prefers that his personal background remain an enigma, but his disparate films contain clear and consistent messages. One of Mann's focuses is on the Information Age. He addresses the nature of modern communication, its use to manipulate and coerce, and the resultant subjugation of truth. The perils inherent in modern technology and communication stand in stark contrast to the power of symbolic and oral exchange, the trusted medium of Mann's protagonists. This critical exploration of the films of Michael Mann examines his recurring focus on the nature of modern communication and information and their effect on the individual and society. Mann's films highlight the struggle to maintain a connection to reality in a world where information is a commodity manipulated and abused by forces that exert increasing control over its content and dissemination. Each chapter examines one of Mann's films--including Manhunter, The Keep, Last of the Mohicans, The Insider and Ali--in which the protagonist longs for a sense of human connection but is pitted against forces that devalue and destroy individuality. Photographs illustrate specific moments from the films. A bibliography and an index are included.

German Moonlight

Author:Wilhelm Raabe



Total Pages:183



Books Description:

This volume assembles English translations of three of Wilhelm Raabe's most intriguing narratives. Raabe (1831-1910) was one of the most complex and multilayered German writers of the second half of the nineteenth century. The three pieces published here for the first time in English are: German Moonlight, a tongue-in-cheek study of lunacy and split personality as a quintessentially German condition; Hoxter and Corvey, an unsettling reconstruction of civil unrest and anti-Jewish violence in the seventeenth century which advocates tolerance and sobriety in troubled times; and At the Sign of The Wild Man, an inverted genre piece in which a rural idyll is devastated by an agent of global capitalism."


Author:Ariel Wood



Total Pages:276



Books Description:

Only five years old, Saria has always wanted to learn to hunt, to help provide food for her simple peasant family living in Castle Town. But one trip into the forest changes her life. Bitten by a werewolf, Saria now turns into a wolf every time the moon comes out, and she must keep her transformation a secret from everyone but her family. When she is eighteen, the snobby Prince William, son of King Edmund and Queen Abigale, is kidnapped by a huge black dragon during his eighteenth birthday celebration. Saria grudgingly understands she’s the only one who stands a chance of rescuing him with her unusual wolf powers. For the sake of her kingdom, she embarks on a harrowing journey into griffin-infested wilderness, gets lost in dwarven mines, and is led astray by evil unicorns just to save a man she hates. As she risks her own life several times throughout the mission, Saria wonders if she will be able to save William, or if she will be too late?

Dangerous By Moonlight

Author:Leslie Thomas

Publisher:Random House


Total Pages:352



Books Description:

Lost, baffled, and alone in Willesden's mean streets, Detective Constable Dangerous Davies is up against the cream of criminality. Newspaper theft (the work of organized crime?), household robbery (including cheese from the fridge), it's all grist to his mill. When Dangerous is beaten up, yet again, at a European Friendship dinner dance he reluctantly takes some sick leave. Recuperating in Bournemouth he is approached by a member of the local Widows' Luncheon Club. She wants him to find out the truth about her husband's disappearance. Dangerous declines. It's against the rules. Back in Willesden a further beating helps change his mind. So starts a double life of regular casework and moonlighting as Dangerous lurches into a mystery fit to confuse the great Holmes himself...

Endless Moonlight

Author:Asmita Mohanty

Publisher:BlueRose Publishers


Total Pages:166



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The Moonlight King

Author:Derek DeCosta

Publisher:Gatekeeper Press


Total Pages:260



Books Description:

Seoul, Korea 1977. A young couple makes the toughest of decisions. Driven by shame they send their only son far away into foreign adoption. Their son is just six years old. A new country. A new life he cannot possibly understand. He is tortured and beaten. Broken and battered. Forced into unspeakable acts. He builds walls that cannot be seen. And bars that cannot be broken. Scars that do not heal. And wounds always open. Can he battle his demons? And conquer the darkness? The fight for freedom is within... "The Moonlight King" The true life story of Derek DeCosta. Book Review 1: “The Moonlight King is an amazing book! Working at a television station on a morning show, we read many books, and interview many authors. I’ve read the Moonlight King several times because it’s such an incredible story of courage, and strength. Derek is truly an inspiration! His book is worth reading!! You won’t want to put it down.” -- Carol Lanigan, Assignment Editor, Fox25 News, Boston Book Review 2: “The Moonlight King is an incredible book! Derek’s story will rock you; it will shake you to the core. This is right up there with the top books I’ve ever read! It’s a must read and well worth your time. It’s amazing how Derek has stayed such a positive and inspiring man in spite of the many challenges in his life. The Moonlight King will stick with you, long after you’ve read it.” -- Alex Stylos, WSAR Radio Host, Somerset, MA Book Review 3: "Derek's struggle adds pathos and ethos to the insight, wisdom, and advice that he weaves into every page. Forgiveness and love are the keys that finally unshackle him as he realizes his own self worth and asserts his right to an important and meaningful life. His writing style is poetic but easy to read, using powerful language and descriptive imagery to describe the ugliest of experiences and feelings. If Derek's experiences are the thorns, this book is the rose." -- Jean Perry News Editor, The Wanderer, Mattapoisett, MA

Moonlight in Heaven

Author:Catherine Martino

Publisher:Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.


Total Pages:28



Books Description:

Have you ever yearned to meet God face-to-face? Hold His hand? Ask Him why? Moonlight in Heaven is a children's picture book with a very universal theme about the desire to connect with a higher power. "Once upon a time, a patch of moonlight found his way through the gates of heaven, lost and full of wonder." And so begins the moonlight's quest which leads to various encounters with his friends the clouds, the stars, and finally the angels. With each step in the moonlight's journey, he is offered descriptions and insights into who and what God is, but still he longs for his own experience. Moonlight in Heaven will warm your heart and renew your faith in the magic of an answered prayer.

Moonlight Avenue

Author:Gerri Hill

Publisher:Bella Books


Total Pages:304



Books Description:

Finley Knight, ex-cop turned private investigator, lives a lonely, solitary life. She uses her downtime to reflect on the past and wonders what could have been. Detective Dee Woodard transferred to Corpus Christi nine years ago to put distance between herself and her ex…an ex she was still in love with. A murder investigation leads her to Moonlight Avenue and Finley Knight. Rylee Moore left the windy plains of Amarillo in her rearview mirror, hoping to start over in this city by the bay, only to find employment hard to come by. Finley Knight wasn’t hiring either, but Rylee’s begging and pleading—and not taking “no” for an answer—finally lands her a job. Not as an apprentice, as she wanted, but as the lone employee at Moonlight Avenue Investigations—receptionist. When another murder hits close to home, Finn ignores the police directive to stay out of it and goes on a search for the killer…reluctantly taking Rylee along for the ride. After a gruesome third murder, Dee is booted from the case. She joins Finn’s team…the chase bringing them closer and closer to a vicious drug dealer. Amongst the chaos, crime, and cover-up…love pokes its head above the water. But can they stay alive long enough to explore it?

The Bay of Moonlight

Author:Rose Burghley

Publisher:Lindhardt og Ringhof


Total Pages:167



Books Description:

Everything was more than perfect in the Bay Of Moonlight, located in beautiful Southern Portugal. Yet Sarah was in love with Philip Saratola, who did not seem to have eyes for her but rather his lovely sister-in-law Venetia. Yet as fate would have it, such romantic settings had a world of romance in store for her as well. The love story dating back to the 20th century was written by Rose Burghley, a pseudonym of the beloved romance writer Ida Pollock. A must-read for fans of literary romance and surprising twists of fate. Rose Burghley is a pseudonym of Ida Pollock (1908 – 2013), a highly successful British writer of over 125 romance novels translated into numerous languages and published across the world. Ida Pollock has sold millions of copies over her 90-year career. Pollock began writing when she was 10 years old. Ida has travelled widely, living in several different countries. She continues to be popular amongst both her devoted fan base and new readers alike. Pollock has been referred to as the "world's oldest novelist" who was still active at 105 and continued writing until her death. On the occasion of her 105th birthday, Pollock was appointed honorary vice-president of the Romantic Novelists' Association, having been one of its founding members. Ida Pollock wrote in a wide variety of pseudonyms: Joan M. Allen, Susan Barrie, Pamela Kent, Averil Ives, Anita Charles, Barbara Rowan, Jane Beaufort, Rose Burghley, Mary Whistler and Marguerite Bell.

Malkin Moonlight

Author:Emma Cox

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing


Total Pages:160



Books Description:

The winner of the National Literacy Trust's inaugural New Children's Author Prize 2015! Malkin Moonlight is an animal adventure story destined to become a classic alongside the likes of The Aristocats, Gobbolino the Witch's Cat and Varjak Paw. Every journey begins with one paw step ... Malkin is a small black cat with a magnificent tail, and he's destined to be a hero. He just doesn't know it yet. On his third life, Wild Malkin falls in love with Roux, a Domestic cat who likes the comforts of home. Together they explore the night and have adventures. And when Roux's owners decide to move away, she chooses to become a Wild too and live with Malkin. Setting out to find a new home, they stumble across a recycling centre full of cats – at war. Can Malkin realise his destiny and find a way to bring peace to the land? An extraordinary adventure awaits ...

Kingdom of Moonlight

Author:Josie Litton



Total Pages:400



Books Description:

Readers were first captivated by the tantalizing kingdom of Akora in Josie Litton’s breathtaking Dream Island. Now the legendary nation renowned for the strength of its warriors--and the allure of its women--faces a threat to its future. Only the forbidden passion between an outsider and its own young princess can determine its fate.... Kingdom of Moonlight It is the first trip abroad for Kassandra, the courageous princess of Akora. Enamored of all things English, the exotic beauty is eager to mingle with London society--and meet her first English gentleman. But the striking man she discovers in her brother’s home is quite the opposite of what she expected. Powerful and commanding as an Akoran warrior, he hardly resembles the sensitive knight she’d envisioned--yet he is exactly what she will need. For Kassandra’s journey is about to bring her face-to-face with both the man of her dreams and her most terrifying fear....

Night and Moonlight

Author:Henry David Thoreau

Publisher:Read Books Ltd


Total Pages:42



Books Description:

“Night and Moonlight” is an 1863 essay by American essayist Henry David Thoreau that explores the moon and its place in literary tradition. Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862) was an American poet, philosopher, and essayist most famous for his book “Walden” and his essay "Civil Disobedience", which advocated disobedience against unjust governments and influenced such notable figures as Mahatma Gandhi, Leo Tolstoy, and Martin Luther King Jr. His corpus included more than 20 volumes of poetry, essays, journals, articles and books covering a range of subjects from natural history to philosophy and beyond. A fascinating essay by a seminal writer not to be missed by those with an interest in literature and related subjects. Other notable works by this author include: “A Walk to Wachusett” (1842), “Paradise (to be) Regained” (1843), and “The Landlord” (1843). Read & Co. Great Essays is publishing this classic essay now complete with a biographical sketch of the author by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Aspen in Moonlight

Author:Kelly Wacker

Publisher:Bold Strokes Books Inc


Total Pages:N.A



Books Description:

When art historian Melissa Warren inherits three of her grandmother’s paintings that have captivated her since childhood, she sets out to discover more about the little known artist and the locations of the mysterious landscapes. Her search takes her to the Colorado Bear Conservancy and the artist’s great-granddaughter, Sula Johansen. Sula is reluctant to help Melissa, but their instant chemistry is impossible to ignore. Sula is torn between falling in love and hiding the truth about who and what she really is. Of course, if Melissa paid closer attention to minor details—like the fact that Sula enjoys nibbling berries off the vine, is unusually strong, and consumes way too much honey—Melissa might not be in for the shock of her life.