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“Writing isn’t hard.  It isn’t any harder than ditch-digging.”
~Patrick Dennis

Romance Novels

For Love or Money

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Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award Winner

Don’t miss this laugh-out-loud book by author Kathy DiSanto. Loveswept fans will find it reminiscent of Janet Evanovich‘s classics in this series. For Love or Money pits small-town English teacher Jennifer Casey against Hollywood millionaire Brent Maddox. And it’s quite a toss-up about who will come out on top! Jen can’t resist a dare, especially a “triple-dog-dare.” When Jen’s best friend dares her to write a letter to a former high school acquaintance turned millionaire telling him how to run his life, Jen does it. Never in her wildest dreams does she expect Brent to turn up on her doorstep to exact revenge and offer a dare of his own. (Contains explicit material)

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Hunter in Disguise

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George Price may have the right physique to be the new gym teacher, but Candy Johnson has taught high school gym for seven years and knows that something isn’t right. For one thing, George doesn’t know a soccer ball from a volleyball. As a long-time mystery reader, Candy follows her intuition and the tricks of the trade as taught to her by Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, and Mickey Spillane. She’s going to discover what is really going on even if it means getting too close to her subject for her own comfort. But Candy finds that the art of seduction comes as easily as her latent detective skills in this lighthearted romp.  (Contains explicit material)

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Paranormal Thriller

 Amanda’s Eyes

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Waking up is the pits when you come to in a hospital with a broken arm, a colorful assortment of abrasions and contusions, and a face swathed in bandages. It’s even worse if you can’t remember what hit you.

The bad and the ugly are crime reporter Amanda “A.J.” Gregson’s business. But learning she had a ringside seat for an explosion that vaporized two federal agents, incinerated an entire block of warehouses, and peppered her eyes with so much shrapnel they had to be surgically removed? Well, that gives the darker side of life a whole new meaning.

Haunted by will-o-the-wisp nightmares, A.J. waits for her transplant and struggles to remember the events leading up to the fateful night of September 4, 2075. She isn’t the only one who wants that information. Special Agent Jack “Iceman” Eagan is as determined to get the facts as she is to remember them. When memory floods back in brutal detail the night before surgery, fed and reporter form an uneasy alliance against the architects of her personal disaster, a lethal band of killers-for-hire known as Ferrymen.

The Ferrymen. My not-so-magnificent obsession for more than a year. Only a cataclysm could have made me forget. I guess you could call them hitmen. You could also call Einstein a math whiz. Think ruthless. Think unstoppable. Think killers so proficient ‘caught the ferry’ was fast replacing ‘bought the farm’ in common usage, and you have the Ferrymen in a nutshell.

A.J. is raring for a rematch with Hell’s Boatmen, eager to come out swinging as soon as the bandages come off. But fate has a surprise in store for both her and Eagan. Before long, her new baby blues reveal a power that turns her world upside down–the power to see hidden dimensions of the human heart.

When the Sight unmasks the mastermind behind the Ferrymen, A.J. realizes she’s onto a story no one will believe–least of all the ultra-cynical Iceman–and it propels her toward a second head-collision with evil. Will she survive the final encounter?

A paranormal fantasy that will appeal to those who don’t normally read them, the near-future thriller Amanda’s Eyes blends suspense, drama, and humor in an exploration of the capacities for good and evil in each of us, the cost of doing the right thing, and the push-me-pull-you relationship between the Fourth Estate and the Long Arm of the Law.

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Dystopian Science Fiction

Why Live?

Why Live Small

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To be, or not to be, the woman I was engineered to be?” is the question third-generation clone Kai-Lee Fox can’t help asking herself.

For more than 400 years, the star cruiser Janus has been a virtual Utopia. Life goes on … and on and on … for the Quingenti, five hundred souls who fled Earth when the Global Assembly refused to legalize human cloning as a means to obtaining mortality.

No one could have guessed six words as apparently harmless as, “There was only one Ella Fitzgerald,” would trigger a rebellion. But those words no sooner leave Kai’s mouth when the truth breaks over her, and the trouble begins. Before long the same truth that rocks her world makes itself known to a handful of others. And one of them doesn’t intend to keep quiet.

When Dr. Ke-Ling Yan, the Colony’s lead geneticist and a member of the ruling Council, announces his intention to move for the abolition of cloning, the mild-mannered Quingenti reveal an unsuspected dark side. How far will the faithful go to contain the rebellion? As far as activating the Alpha Genesis Option, using a microchip implanted in every colonist’s brain at birth to erase defective thinking and prepare the brain for reprogramming.

But before the mind police can apprehend him, Ke-Ling does the unthinkable–he commits suicide–leaving a farewell, ship-wide broadcast that transforms the Janus into a seething cauldron of paranoia, intrigue, and danger.

Will Kai-Lee and her friends survive the interstellar witch hunt? Where do you run when you’re on a space ship millions of miles from nowhere, and the hounds are closing in?

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