Alice North is on the run. The mysterious death of her husband is casting a shadow of doubt on her innocence and even with her ability to make herself disappear - literally - Alice is finding it hard to avoid detection. Therefore, it comes as a relief when a stranger shows up at her door, offering money and protection - for a price. Drake Sebastian is on the hunt for two dangerous paranormal crystals, located on the mysterious and magical Rainshadow Island. Alice seems to hold the key to his success and a marriage will protect her from a murder accusation. A fair deal, right? It's merely convenience, after all . . . But as passions start to flare, so do old demons. While both Alice and Drake must work together to find the missing crystals, they must also face the consequences of the lives they led before Rainshadow . . . or face certain destruction.
Welcome to Harmony—where the rules are a little different. Life is tough these days for Lydia Smith, licensed para-archaeologist. Seriously stressed-out from a nasty incident in an alien tomb, she is obliged to work part-time in Shrimpton’s House of Ancient Horrors, a very low-budget museum. She has a plan to get her career back on track, but it isn’t going well. Stuff keeps happening. Take the dead body that she discovered in one of the sarcophagus exhibits. Who needed that? Finding out that her new client, Emmett London, is one of the most dangerous men in the city isn’t helping matters either. And that’s just today’s list of setbacks. Here in the shadows of the Dead City of Old Cadence, things don’t really heat up until After Dark. Includes a preview of Jayne Castle’s Rainshadow Novel DECEPTION COVE
In the mysterious world of Harmony, there are places filled with unexplored marvels. But Rainshadow Island isn’t about to give up its secrets… In the alien catacombs of Rainshadow, there are creatures whose compelling songs lure the unwary to their death. That’s why Rafe Coppersmith, hired to clear out the catacombs for exploration, needs a music talent. He’s knows the perfect one, but she probably doesn’t want anything do with him... Ella Morgan had once fallen hard and fast for Rafe, but then he disappeared for months…and he’s not about to tell her why. Ella, too, has secrets that only her dust bunny knows. She’s not just a music talent, she’s a Siren: a paranormal singer capable of singing men to sleep—or to their deaths. But once on Rainshadow, Rafe and Ella will learn that surrendering to passion doesn’t come without risks—and fighting fire with fire only adds to the flame…
Return to Harmony—where nothing is as it seems. Life is complicated for Lydia Smith. She’s working at a tacky, third-rate museum, Shrimpton’s House of Ancient Horrors, trying to salvage her career in para-archaeology—and dating the most dangerous man in town. Just when she thinks she might be getting things under control, she stumbles over a dead body and discovers that her lover has a secret past that could get him killed. Just to top it off, there’s trouble brewing underground in the eerie, glowing green passageways of the Dead City. Descending into these twisting catacombs, Lydia will learn just what it’s like to put her heart—and life—on the line… Includes a preview of Jayne Castle’s Rainshadow Novel DECEPTION COVE
Guinevere Jones and her partner, Zac Justis, are hired to protect businessman Edward Vandyke as he conveys valuable papers to the secluded San Juan islands, and find themselves caught in a web of treachery, revenge, and murder
The second novel in the Victorian 'Ladies of Lantern Street' novels features paid companion/private inquiry agent Beatrice Lockwood and burned out ex-spy Joshua North in a mystery involving paranormal forces and Egyptian antiquities. A mad scientist has preserved his dead lover in an ancient Egyptian embalming formula, and has convinced himself that he can revive the dead woman, but he needs Beatrice Lockwood's psychic abilities to 'ignite' the formula. And he will do anything to capture her. Joshua North - scarred and forced to use a cane due to the disaster that occurred during his last case - is all Beatrice has in the way of a bodyguard . . .
The novella that introduced the world of Harmony Just below the City of Cadence lie the remains of the Dead City of Old Cadence— resonating with the psychic and para energy of its dead souls. While exploring the darkest depths of the city, two business partners discover passions within each other that are very much alive… Virginia Burch, a psychic archeologist, can’t believe her luck when she meets Sam Gage, a ghost-hunter and owner of prime real estate in the Old Quarters of Cadence, above the Dead City. He offers her his space to live and start up her business. What follows is an even more intriguing proposal—to become his wife. Strictly for professional reasons, of course… Their marriage of convenience would lead to a very lucrative business partnership, Gage & Burch Consulting. Until something throws a wrench into the plan: the undeniable sensual energy that naturally exists between them—and a love so strong it could wake the ghosts below… Includes a preview of the next Rainshadow Novel, Deception Cove. “A seasoned pro.”—People “[Castle] has created a fully imagined futurist world in Harmony.”—The Seattle Times “A master of sexual tension and intelligent banter.”—Publishers Weekly Bridal Jitters was previously published in Charmed and Harmony.
In 1851, Crow Dog and his Comanche tribe take Sara Johns hostage; but after only seven months, they cast Sara and her mysterious doll aside fearing they are Death Spirits. While the Reconstruction Era is passing into history, some speak of Sara as Confederate campfire trash, still others tell of her sheer elegance, her abilities as a deadly gunfighter, or her perceptive business instincts. In 1876, after spending twenty-five years alone, Sara falls in love with Tierel Slaughter, a wealthy and respected Arkansas rancher. However, Tierel Slaughter is an alias for Frank Cobb, a man who believes he has successfully hidden his past from everyone, including Sara Johns. Known by the Comanche as the Far Rider, Sara Johns, Tierel Slaughter, their friends, and their enemies, are all destined to travel Crow Dog's Trail of Life . . . and death, in this story of lies, deception, jealousy, cheating, and murder.
Author: Colleen Coble
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2018-07-03
Now a USA TODAY bestseller "Taking place on Washington State's Puget Sound, this follow-up to The View from Rainshadow Bay features delightful characters and an evocative, atmospheric setting. Ideal for fans of romantic suspense." --Library Journal The dangerous beauty of Lavender Tides is harboring secrets that reach around the world. Ellie Blackmore is making a name for herself as a house flipper. But when her sister Mackenzie disappears, Ellie can’t focus on anything but uncovering what happened. Her only clue is the bloodstain on the deck of Mackenzie’s boat. Ellie knows her sister isn’t on the best of terms with her ex-husband, Jason, but he wouldn’t kill her—would he? Coast Guard intelligence officer Grayson Bradshaw believes Mackenzie faked her own death after stealing a seized cocaine shipment. The problem is convincing Ellie, who seems to view him as the true enemy. Both Ellie and Grayson want truth, but truth—and family—is often more complex than it first appears. From international terrorism to the peaceful lavender fields of Puget Sound, The House at Saltwater Point is a thrilling race to uncover the truth before it’s too late.
A travel series unlike any other, Insight Guides go beyond the sights and into reality. Their incomparable photojournalistic approach captures the uniqueness of each culture they cover: their traditions, their arts, their history, their lives. The stunning photography is married to compelling text, written by local writers; the people most qualified to convey their culture's "secrets". Yes, Insight Guides will tell you which attractions to visit, but they'll also tell you a whole lot more. From the most popular resort cities to the world's most remote and exotic villages, Insight Guides will give you the insider's perspective you need to truly experience any destination you visit. Insight Guides serve many purposes. They are ideal for planning a trip. And, they're wonderful souvenirs to treasure for years after. Even the armchair traveler can be swept away by their magnificent content and experience the world from the comfort of home. Many international and domestic and domestic destinations also offer companion FlexiMaps, an innovative laminated folding map specially designed for the discriminating traveler.
Release Date: 2005
Genre: American literature
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