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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Today's Kindle Freebies: March 22nd Part 1

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TODAY'S FREE BOOKS


  • Running into the Darkness (Deepest Darkness Book One)

    Running into the Darkness (Deepest Darkness Book One)

    Samantha never intended to kill the President. As a doctor, she swore an oath to protect life – not take it. But that was before he ordered the murder of her family. Swept from the frigid New York City winter, Dr. Samantha Bartlett returns to the Midwest to once again confront the sting of death – and face those she left behind. But she’s not alone. A strange man she dubs “Shades” haunts her every step as she seeks answers to the inferno which claimed her grandmother’s life, an eerie reminder of her parents’ deaths. The secrets Samantha uncovers forever shatter the image of those she only thought she knew. Confronted by Shades, Samantha joins a secret underworld known only as the Elite, where a web of power and control is woven deep within governments worldwide. Their sights are set on the seat of domination behind the Resolute desk that is the powerhouse of nations – the presidency of the United States of America. Samantha becomes the Elite’s unlikely key to infiltrating the White House at its most intimate levels. The Hippocratic Oath. All doctors swear by it. But the most despicable deeds must be avenged. The quest for blood swallows Samantha in a veil of darkness and threatens to destroy everything she once stood for. And from the darkness there is no escape.
  • Dusty Miller 1

    Dusty Miller 1

    #1 in a series. This is a gritty tale of one girl's struggle to survive. Dusty Miller, abandoned by her father when she was just three, and abused by her mother and her mother's boyfriends until she was thrown out on the streets at fifteen. But Dusty is a fighter, made tough by her experiences, she has had to battle her way through each day, stealing cars to survive. She also gets high on drugs, booze and uses language that would make a sailor blush. Sentenced to six months community service in a rest home, she quickly discovers not all the inhabitants are alive.
  • Clan

    Clan

    Clans are Unity. No variation. No deviation. On Clades, to be a Clan is to be an exact copy. A perfect society cloning themselves to survive, even as the zombielike Frags threaten to overrun them on an unforgiving planet. Clan 1672 (privately known as Twain) was never supposed to survive the Incubation Tank. But he did. Illegally. He is different from the other Clans. A secret that could destroy him. Suitable for ages 16+
  • Bad Guys: A Gibbons and Tozzi Novel (Book 1)

    Bad Guys: A Gibbons and Tozzi Novel (Book 1)

    Bad Guys, the first book in the Gibbons and Tozzi thriller series, introduces FBI agents Mike Tozzi and Cuthbert Gibbons, odd-couple partners and dedicated mob-busters. Hot-headed Tozzi goes renegade, and Gibbons is pulled out of retirement to stop him. Together they uncover a secret crime family headed by Richie Varga, a convicted mobster pulling the strings from the safety of the witness protection program. When Tozzi gets involved with Varga’s sexy ex, the fur really starts to fly.
  • Rushed

    Rushed

    Eric can't remember the recurring dream that keeps waking him in the middle of the night with an overwhelming urge to leave, yet he spends each day feeling as if he desperately needs to be somewhere. With no idea how to cure himself of this odd compulsion, he decides to let it take its course and go for a drive, hoping that once he proves to himself that there is nowhere to go, he can return to his normal life. Instead, he finds himself hurled headlong into a nightmare adventure across a fractured Wisconsin as the dream reveals itself one heart-pounding detail at a time.
  • Crimson Shadow: Noir

    Crimson Shadow: Noir

    Xander Stryker wants to die. Ever since witnessing his mother's murder at the hands of his abusive stepfather when he was a boy, he has spent every day trying to reach that goal. But every night he's denied the death he craves. As his eighteenth birthday approaches, a chance for change is offered when his life is plunged into a supernatural world of vampires and other creatures of darkness. Caught in the depths of this new reality, mysteries of his vampiric lineage begin to unravel and he's offered the ultimate choice: Continue on with his wretched human life or begin a new one as the vampire prodigy he was always meant to be. Unfortunately, the supernatural world can be just as unforgiving and brutal as any other and Xander's choice is met with disastrous consequences. Now, with a little support and even less hope, the chaos of his new world collides with his torturous past and threatens to crush him once and for all.
  • Echoes of Paradise

    Echoes of Paradise

    Does Love Survive Death? When Celeste’s one true love Connor dies, she’s left with many questions and regrets. Caught in a web of painful memories from her troubled past – and a complicated marriage to a materialistic executive – she ventures into an unknown world. What she experiences makes her more determined than ever to find out what really happens after death and what became of her lost love. Her journey takes her to places she never thought possible. But just around the corner, danger still lurks. Will she find the answers she seeks and ultimately discover the truth?
  • Wild Irish Ride: A Southern Steam Novel (Book 1 of the Weldon Brothers Series)

    Wild Irish Ride: A Southern Steam Novel (Book 1 of the Weldon Brothers Series)

    A couple's sensual journey from the strictures of their lives to explore the passion they left behind and discover a love they never thought they would have. Twelve years ago wrong side of the tracks bad boy, Jesse Weldon, was framed for a crime he didn't commit by the blue-blooded Jordan family. Now he's back in Savannah with his highly successful security company to put the Weldon name on the right side of the tracks. Unfortunately, before he can even make a move in that direction, he runs into Alexandria Jordan and ends up making the same mistake he did before. He succumbs to her allure, but this time, he plans on getting her out of his system for good and walking away. Except for a few wild moments with Jesse at seventeen, Alexi Jordan has followed the life expected of her. But a Wedding Day betrayal from her blue-blooded fiancé has her running from her life and right into the arms of the man she'd never forgotten, Jesse. Yet as she forges a new future for herself amid the scandal of her aborted wedding, Alexi finds herself the target of a twisted killer and both her and Jesse's days are now numbered.
  • The Lamp (The Lamp Series, Book 1)

    The Lamp (The Lamp Series, Book 1)

    This is Book One of the Lamp Series. THE LAMP SERIES is a fast-paced dystopian thriller that's full of surprises and sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. They called him Levi the Leveler because of his frightening power. A terror in the boxing ring, most of his opponents didn't make it past the first round. But after a careless decision sends him into exile for seven years, Levi returns to a life in ruins: his fiancé has split, his friends and money gone. Once a notable figure with more money than he could ever spend, Levi must now contend with life as a regular citizen, trying to make ends meet doing menial labor as a handyman in a downtown apartment building. He soon befriends a smart teenage grifter and a spunky tenant in his building who remembers his former glory days. But not everything is what it seems, and dangers lurk in the shadows. As Levi struggles to pick up the pieces of his life, he receives an unusual inheritance from the mysterious figure known simply as K.S. He quickly learns that this gift is precious beyond value, and carries with it a unique power. This gift, however, proves costly as a fearsome enemy now hunts him and Levi is forced to become its protector while uncovering the mystery of K.S. and looking after those entrusted to him.
  • Escape From The Forbidden Planet (Adventures of Caramel Cardamom #1)

    Escape From The Forbidden Planet (Adventures of Caramel Cardamom #1)

    Caramel Cinnamon thought the worst day of her life was the day her grandparents, the King and Queen of the Elves of Cardamom went missing. She was wrong! The day she spills sticky toffee syrup onto her father's computer, that's when her worst nightmare begins. She finds herself marooned on a forbidden planet, sent there by an evil clone with a very sticky secret. Caramel is desperate to escape. If she doesn't she will lose her dreams of returning to Cardamom to become a healer like her Mum. Luckily, she has a secret of her own and the lives of her family and friends depend on it! Suitable for children aged 9-12
  • Quest for the Lost Treasure ("Choose Your Own Path" Adventure in a Beautifully Illustrated Picture Book, for Ages 3-8)

    "Choose Your Own Path" Pirate Adventure for Ages 4-8! A band of pirates raided your village and looted your people's precious treasures, taking the gold and jewels, and then sailed away on the big blue ocean. Armed with your courage and determination, you set out to track down the thieving pirates. And so begins your Epic Journey ...
  • New Bracelets - Bangle style

    Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads - Rosaline, Blueberry, Green Tea

    I used a pre-made bangle (Nickel Free) and wire wrapped Czech Fire Polished Rosaline & Blueberry/Green Tea 6mm beads around it. I used Tarnish resistant wire for wrapping.

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    Bracelet - Amethyst Lace Bangle

    I used a pre-made bangle bracelet.  It is nickel free.

    Wire wrapped amethyst lace stone lentil beads with tarnish resistant wire.

    Fits most wrist sizes up to 9 inches.





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    Friday, March 21, 2014

    Today's Kindle Freebies: March 21st


    Always remember to double check the price on Amazon as the prices can change at any time.

    TODAY'S FREE BOOKS


    Lash (Broken Angel - Book #1) by L.G. Castillo


    Decades after being banished from Heaven for saving a life he shouldn't have, Lash is given a chance to redeem himself. His mission: protect Naomi Duran, a young woman who has lost faith in herself. The assignment proves to be anything but simple when his superiors, the Archangels, withhold key information about Naomi and refuse to restore Lash's powers. When an unexpected source reveals centuries-old secrets, his trust is shaken to the core, and he begins to doubt those whom he had once considered to be his greatest allies.

    Determined to avoid anything that would risk his chances of returning to Heaven, Lash struggles with the greatest obstacle of all--his growing feelings for Naomi. But when her life is threatened by an unknown source, Lash questions the wisdom of the Archangels and his ability to keep her safe. 

    Soon, Lash will have to choose where to place his faith--in the home he has fought so hard to regain or in the forbidden love he can't bear to lose.

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    The Doorknob Society by MJ Fletcher



    Chloe Masters’ world changes in a heartbeat and all she did was touch a doorknob. 

    When she was young Chloe’s mother vanished. Wracked by feelings of abandonment and anger she lost herself traveling with her fathers magic act, where illusions were part of her everyday life. Yet everything changes when they are pursued by a mysterious man in black out to kill her father. Touching a doorknob activates abilities she never knew she had and she finds herself thrust into a world of ancient societies and secrets. 

    When her father disappears it is a race against time to find answers before she loses whats left of her family. Now Chloe must choose who to trust, the man who will do anything for her or the one she can’t stop thinking about. 

    Book one of the Doorknob Society Saga.



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    Super Powereds: Year 1 by Drew Hayes

    Knowledge is power. That would be the motto of Lander University, had it not been snatched up and used to death by others long before the school was founded. For while Lander offers a full range of courses to nearly all students, it also offers a small number of specialty classes to a very select few. Lander is home to the Hero Certification Program, a curriculum designed to develop student with superhuman capabilities, commonly known as Supers, into official Heroes.

    Five of this year’s freshmen are extra special. They have a secret aside from their abilities, one that they must guard from even their classmates. Because for every one person in the world with abilities they can control, there are three who lack such skill. These lesser super beings, Powereds as they are called, have always been treated as burdens and second class citizens. Though there has been ample research in the area, no one has ever succeeded in turning a Powered into a regular human, let alone a Super.

    That is, until now…

    *Note: This is Book 1 of 4 in the Super Powereds web-novel series. Others will become available on Kindle as they are created.


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    Just This Once by Rosalind James

    Escape to New Zealand #1
    Everyone needs to be rescued sometimes. 


    Everyone but Hannah Montgomery, that is. She just needs a vacation. Three weeks in New Zealand to sort out her life, figure out what she wants, seems just right. Oh, and to relax. She should definitely put that on the agenda. She certainly isn't looking for a fling with a professional rugby player, no matter how attractive he is. Hannah doesn't do casual. But maybe just this once. . .

    Drew Callahan is happy to help Hannah find all the fun she's been missing. But as much as he's shared with her, he's kept one very big secret. And learning the truth, now that she's back home again, has made Hannah more wary than ever. Drew knows that she's right for him. But how can he convince her to let down her guard enough to explore what they could have together?

    Note: This romance, like New Zealand, contains a bit of steam. If that isn't your cuppa, you may want to visit another country . . .  er, book.


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    Behind the Mask (Horstberg Saga - Volume 1) by Elizabeth D. Michaels


    When You’re Hiding For Your Life, What Do You Live For?


    Abbi has the gift of dreams. But her uncanny ability to see glimpses of the future has no apparent purpose or meaning until a dream leads her to a man on the brink of despair and destruction. 

    Cameron is a man without a name and without a country, framed for a crime he didn’t commit. Long ago forced into exile and believed dead, the passing of years have defaced him of all hope. 

    The country of Horstberg suffers beneath the weight of tyranny, and only Cameron holds the secret that could see her ruler undone and restore the people to peace and prosperity. While revolution brews and whispers of treason threaten all that is dear to Abbi, she remains unaware of her own ability to answer a nation’s prayers. 

    Trusting only her heart and the power of her dreams, Abbi gives all that she has to lead Cameron back into a civilized world, where love is real and freedom comes only in facing what hides behind the mask. 

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    Jenny Undead (The Thirteen - Book #1) by J.L. Murray

    Dead girls don't cry.

    In a world ravaged by disease and chaos, Jenny has a secret. She and her brother were part of a gruesome experiment conducted ten years earlier in an attempt to stop the zombie apocalypse. If the rumors are true, her mother was the hated pathologist who released the disease in the first place, leading to the destruction of government, civilization, and life as we know it.

    Despite the constant terror of the undead, Jenny is as happy as a post-apocalyptic girl can be. She has friends, she's good with a knife, and she has Declan Munro by her side. But when she hears her brother might still be alive and living with the Underground, a religious group hiding in the now-defunct subway, Jenny jumps at the chance to find him. She infiltrates the group to right the wrong she caused when she ran away, leaving him in that lab.

    When she finds him, though, Casey is not at all what she expected. He's been turned. And the impossible happens when Jenny is bitten. She and Casey are dead, but they're not like any other rotters. Their minds are still intact. And there are others: Thirteen children survived the mysterious experiments, and it's up to Jenny to find them and bring an end to the plague. But not everyone wants the chaos to end.

    Between battling her hunger for living flesh and the all-encompassing rage that goes with it, and the realization that a killer is stalking both the living and the undead, Jenny has her hands full. Coming between a dead girl and the people she loves is a big mistake. Because if you can count on one thing, it's this:

    You wouldn't like her angry.


    This book contains strong language. 

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    Zeta Disconnect by CB Droege

    Agent Z-4Q, of the Timeline Corrections Office has been sent into a broken, war-torn future on a seemingly routine mission. Each time he takes one of these missions, he is forced to forget everything about himself and his previous time with the organization, leaving him only with his training and the image of a pair of beautiful brown eyes, seared forever into his mind’s eye. When he learns that he is the TCO’s only remaining agent, and that the organization may not be working for the good of the people of the world, will he be able to subvert the organization’s twisted agenda, or will they simply take his memories from him once more?

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    Shaggy Maggie (The Shaggie Maggie Band) by Tyffani Clark Kemp

    Harvey Young, rock star lead of the Scottish band Shaggy Maggie, has dreamed his whole life about the red-haired girl from the school bus that he bullied until she ran away. He's resigned himself to groupie fill-ins. There's no way he'll ever see her again. Why torture himself pining for his lost youth?

    Magda Canady may be on the unlucky side, but her life is starting to work itself out. She's an editor for a New York Publishing company and her long-time lawyer boyfriend is taking her home to Scotland to meet the parents and his younger brother. But the trip holds more danger than she could have imagined. Between a psycho stalker and the boy who tortured her through high school, she might lose her mind - and her life - before it's all said and done.

    When a chance encounter brings them together once more, it's the past, the present, and a little psychosis that may get in the way of the future that was always meant to be.


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    101 by Margaret Chatwin

    How do you get desperately needed answers when no one is talking? 
    Who do you trust in a place full of criminals, a place where it’s easy to mistake friends for enemies and enemies for friends? And how is it possible for one girl to seemingly vanish into thin air, especially when the place is surrounded by sixteen foot high electric fences? 
    When Trigg and his sister, Ren, are sentenced to township 101 for the crime of defending themselves, and Ren suddenly comes up missing, Trigg must ask himself these same questions. Something else he’d like to know is, how do you survive when the flaws of the NAO’s justice system has turned a simple punishment into a game of life or death? 


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    Thursday, March 20, 2014

    Today's Kindle Freebies: March 20th

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    TODAY'S FREE BOOKS


    Bannockburn Binding (Beloved Bloddy Time) by Tracy Cooper-Posey

    In the early 23rd Century, vampires learned how to travel back in time, and created a time-tsunami that threatened life as we know it, until they corrected their mistake. They created the Chronometric Conservation Agency, which is tasked with preserving history and therefore protecting humanity's future. The Touring arm of the Agency offers trips back into the real past, with vampire guides, called travellers.

    When Natalia (Tally) Marta, vampire and traveller, takes her client to visit the siege of Stirling Castle in 1314, she is caught and held hostage for ransom by Robert MacKenzie, a Bruce clansman. Rob finds himself drawn to the wilful, stubborn and very different English lady he has captured and the relationship becomes an intimate, highly-charged sexual pairing. Swiftly, Tally and Rob realize their bond is more than sexual, that the emotions stirring their hearts are true.

    Christian Lee Hamilton, vampire, one of the last true southern gentlemen, and Tally's ex-lover, knows the 1314 time marker enough to jump back and help Tally return home. His arrival at Bannockburn adds complications, for Christian finds himself drawn to Rob MacKenzie as much as Tally is. But neither of them can stay in the past forever. To do so means certain death.

    WARNING:  This book contains two hot, sexy alpha heroes, frequent, explicit
    and frank sex scenes and sexual language.  It includes heart-stopping sexual
    scenes between the aforementioned sexy heroes, menage scenes.
    Do not proceed beyond this point if hot love scenes offend you.
    No vampires were harmed in the making of this novel.

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    Conundrum (Iris Reid) by Susan Cory


    When a Harvard Architecture School superstar plunges off the balcony at a graduation party, the police see an accident, not foul play. But  fellow-student Iris Reid knows that any jealous member of the ruling clique  would have relished pushing him off. Twenty years later, a reunion is  luring the same cast of characters back to Cambridge. The opening night  dinner is being held in a Modernist house that Iris has designed. She hopes  to untangle the events that led to her friend's death. But the murderer has  other plans. When a long-ago boyfriend turns up dead the night of the 
    dinner, all the incriminating evidence points to Iris. What began as an attempt to avenge her old friend turns into a desperate race to avoid being 
    framed by the clever killer—a killer capable of twisting the truth into a bloody  conundrum.

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    The Boy Who Lit Up The Sky (Two Moons of Rehnor) by J. Naomi Ay

    Lydia Kalila, the Princess Royal of Mishnah, is forced into marriage with the son of her country's mortal enemy for the sole purpose of producing an heir.  Duty comes before personal choice for a princess, especially when her country has been at war for more than a thousand years.  Lydia's pregnancy removes her brother and new husband from their respective lines of succession, placing her yet unborn infant at the head of both queues.  No one is happy about this, especially Lydia who dies during childbirth from wounds caused by the talon-like toenails of her very strange newborn son.


    Grief stricken at the loss of his daughter, the Mishnese King hastily sends Senya, his infant grandson off to a decrepit inner city orphanage with the intent to retrieve him much later when things got sorted out.  At the orphanage, Senya is protected by the invalid Sister Meri who instantly falls in love with the little fellow.  She's not bothered at all by his strange telekinetic and telepathic powers, flickering pupil-less silver eyes, or wicked clawed toenails. The House Father takes a shine to the lad too, and when Senya is six years old, he is summoned to the Father's chamber.  The Father ends up in flames, forcing Meri and Senya out into a snow storm running for their lives. 


    Thus begins the tale of Senya, a prince created to be king of a planet but tossed aside until his twelfth birthday when Lt. Taner, a Royal Guard detective is sent to retrieve him.  It is unclear to all whether Senya is the product of something good or something evil, but in either case, it is very apparent that he is something more than just Lydia Kalila's son.

    *** Note to readers- This title contains graphic language, sexual situations and some violence.  It is not intended for children or young teens.
     
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    Burden of Breath by Ann Minnett

    Hannah Dyer’s crazy mother was abusive and an alcoholic. At the age of sixty she adopted an infant, and now that she’s dead, Hannah must raise the child. But fighting the effects of severe burns sustained in childhood may be all that Hannah can manage. Defined and alienated by both emotional and physical scars, Hannah fears that she might be abusive and crazy, too.

    Burden of Breath alternates between the intervening years since the fire and the present as Hannah struggles to separate from her mother’s crippling influence - even from the grave. Anger and isolation force Hannah to confront her emotional and physical damage, and she transforms her life in ways she could never have imagined.

    Book Review: Meant for Love (McCarthys of Gansett Island) by Marie Force

    Book Review: Meant for Love
    (McCarthys of Gansett Island - Book #10)
    by Marie Force
    Kindle Edition, 400 pages
    ISBN13: 9780985034191
    Source: Ebook - Own

    Goodreads | Amazon

    It's been twelve years since Jenny Wilks lost her fiancé in the 9/11 attacks in New York City. Since then she's been floundering, trying to find her way. Taking the job as lighthouse keeper on Gansett Island was the best thing she could've done for herself. On the island she's found amazing friends and a wonderful new life. There's only one thing missing and that's romance. She's recently asked her new friends to fix her up with some of the island's more eligible men. While her friends are busy arranging dates for her, Alex Martinez comes to cut the grass at the lighthouse.

    He's given up everything to come home to Gansett to care for his ailing mother…

    Alex has gone from cultivating orchids at the US Botanic Garden in Washington to cutting grass on Gansett, like he did as a teenager. Running the family business with his brother while managing their mother's dementia requires Alex's undivided attention until a sexy lighthouse keeper shows him there's much more to life than work and endless obligation.

    During a scorching summer heat wave on Gansett, Jenny and Alex take comfort in each other, and what begins as a hot summer fling quickly becomes something much more lasting. But will it hold up beyond the heat wave when real life intrudes on their sexy interlude?
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    Jenny & Alex's Story

    Jenny Wilks came to the Island about 1 year ago as the new Lighthouse Keeper.  She needed a fresh start after her fiancé  died on 911 12 years ago.  Her friends think it is time to date again and keep fixing her up with the single guys of the island.  Jenny has had no sparks for any of them.

    Alex Martinez has left a pretty good life to come back to the island to help his brother Paul take care of their mother Marion, who is suffering from dementia.  Marion's illness is taking it's toll of both of her sons.  Needed outside help they set up some interviews with nurses that are willing to move to the island for the job.  With the help of David they are hoping to get the relief they both need desperately.

    Falling behind on the lawn service Alex steps in to cut the grass for some of their customers.  When Jenny complains that the grass needs to be cut, she had no idea that a barbarian on a lawnmower would show up at 5:30 in the morning waking her up from a dream that she desperately needed answers from. 

    Jenny is very upset to be woken up at this hour and storms out of the house to tell Alex to knock off the racket.  Throwing tomatoes at him to get his attention, Alex is stunned to see Jenny angry in her underwear ready to kill.

    With the heatwave flooding the island with the highest temperatures on record Alex decides to cool off with a shower from the outside hose.  Jenny seeing this is speechless as emotions stir through her body that have be dormant longer than most volcanoes.  Speaking of volcanoes...... that first kiss was an eruption of passion.

    Now with odds stacked against them but friends rooting them on, Alez and Jenny will try to make a go of this new found relationship.  Can Jenny handle Alex's family situation?  Can Alex handle Jenny's love for her dead fiancé?

    Rating: 3 STARS









    Happy Reading!