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Solace From Shadows, the first supernatural romance novel in the complete Heart and Soul series, is a tribute to lost souls who stumble from the shadows of who they were, and into the light of who they were meant to be...

What happens when every moment, tucked within five brief days, becomes a memory? Each touch, and every whisper becomes a soul's sustenance to live, to hold on, when all seems lost? What if these few days were all that remained in the hourglass of a life lived? A day of rescue. A day of discovery. A day of togetherness. Another of resolution. On the last it one of hope or tragedy? Life or resurrection...or both?

After a tragic wreck claims Elaine Pearson's family, she embarks on a solo hiking trek into the Blue Ridge Mountains. She only wants to escape her blighted past and the pain of her broken heart. But through a chance encounter with a protective, mysterious stranger, she is thrust into a world where dark creatures that haunted her childhood nightmares are now stalking her from the shadows...and trailing her up a mountain.

During a summer sabbatical, Duke University geneticist, Dr. Ian Kearney, finds Elaine stumbling along the Bartram Trail alone. His slumbering hybrid vampire/lycan soul slowly begins to awaken, and he is unable to resist or deny the persistent soul stirrings that leave him craving a mate. His forgotten human self, however, is also awakening...and the man within wants everything he knows he shouldn't--her. 

Solace From Shadows introduces Elaine, a young widow trying to make amends with her painful past; and Ian, a unique hybrid embodying both vampire and lycan DNA who is searching for more than the hollow existence he's created among humans. Their struggle to find peace, while coping with a resurrecting past, becomes a test of determination and fortitude when letting go is impossible.

R. W. Patterson recognizes the books in the Heart and Soul series are recommended for Adult Audiences. She also recognizes for story flow, readers are encouraged to read the series in order: Solace from Shadows, Light and Shadows, Dark Night of the Soul, and Light Over Dark Water. Each book is not intended as a stand-alone work....


 Genesis: Book of Beginnings (Journey Through the Bible 1)
by Russell Sherrard @sherrardsebooks
#ChristianBooks #ChristianEBooks


Cleaning your home with a cup of tea or using vinegar to wash your laundry, having a clean and safe home doesn't have to involve chemicals or expensive cleaning products. Natural Home Cleaning is your life-altering guide to an eco-friendly and sustainable lifestyle with recipes to clean your home with nothing but natural ingredients. All the recipes are vegan so you can rest assured that you neither harm the environment nor animals by using them....


7½ short stories you'll want to read

(crime - betrayal - murder - love)

Each story has a great twist you won't see coming. All explore the human condition in novel ways. Some delve into the darker side. Crime and murder feature strongly as does betrayal, but there's also a dash of humour and a sprinkling of love.

The half-story at the end is a bonus. It's ‘The Night Before Christmas' and it leaves Emily with a choice – and it's not an easy one! Read her story and decide what you want to happen.

What the stories are about

1. Ace Pratt and Skylark's Surprise: Ace feels broken after his failed suicide but Skylark's surprise changes his life for ever.

2. Diamonds Aren't Forever: Why would anyone tip a bag of real diamonds into the sea?

3. Promise of Death: Derek has promised to cut out Rosalind's treacherous heart but he's in a secure psychiatric hospital, isn't he?

4. Miss Baker's Chat: Will Miss Baker see things Spencer's way or will her chat end in carnage?

5. The Door: Just what every lady wants for her birthday: an ancient door with no hinges. What!

6. Tangled Web: Bill unjustly accuses Sandra of having an affair but just who ends up dead?

7. The Responsible Citizen: With vile accusations flying, someone has to step in – enter the responsible citizen.

7½. The Night Before Christmas: It's exactly one year since Emily's husband left her. You get half the story. It's up to you how her Christmas Eve ends.

Available now. Buy with confidence from Amazon

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Getting tackled at an Indiana drive-in movie theater is just the day's latest indignity for Maddie McKinley … but it's certainly the low point. When she gets into the wrong van it brings a knee-jerk reaction from Logan Chandler, the father of the kids inside. Logan's embarrassed about roughing her up, but intrigued by the beautiful young woman from Boston, who arrived alone at the movies wearing an expensive dress. Unfortunately, he's the local businessman leading a battle to save the drive-in from developers—and she's the disgraced attorney sent to make sure it's torn down.

The legal battle sets them both on a path to redemption and each other, with the help of quirky friends and family who have them figured out long before they do. Also, with the help of coffee. Lots of coffee.


Sugar and Spite is about a young lady whose name is Ashley Reynolds who thought that she had the “Perfect Marriage” until she finds out unexpectedly not only about her husband Hunter's infidelity, but that he has another family on the other side of town.  The pain that she endures trying to keep this “secret” from her immediate family and close friends and the outcome of it all....


ENDORSED BY PASTOR RICK WARREN (Author of The Purpose Driven Life)

In a thoughtful, authentic, yet humorous and engaging style, "Uncommon Hope" is a book about finding courage, confidence, and even an epic life of adventure in the midst of otherwise paralyzing hardships and grueling trials. 

Have you ever thought about why struggle and tragedy are so common? 

Do you often wonder where God is in the midst of your pain? 

Have you faced a situation that seems hopeless and thought about giving up? 

Bubna shares encouraging insights on discovering hope in the shadow of great suffering. He'll explain how God transforms us, taking us from tragedy to a life of adventure. 

You'll be encouraged by these vital realities:

• Struggles and setbacks don't have to be the end of your story.

• God uses pain and challenge as a chisel to shape us into greatness.

• Restless people often are hopeless, but hope-filled people find rest.

• Jesus is a dream restorer, and no one is beyond redemption, restoration, and renewal.“


When a quake cracks the Moon apart and swallows a habitat with eight people inside, their survival is in question. Sergeant Hugh Pacherd takes command of the group, his primary goal to protect the woman he loves. Hugh discovers he's on shaky footing, battling not only the elements, but the many powerful emotions at play within the band of survivors—envy, hatred, insanity, and the love between himself and Dr. Mary Eddington. Inside the Earth's satellite, they discover an alien base and a moldering spacecraft. Awakening the still-conscious but disembodied minds of ancient visitors could be their salvation—or the death of planet Earth. An alliance is formed that both groups may return home. But there is a murderer loose—one of the humans—and Hugh believes the aliens can't be trusted, either. Deadly secrets threaten to destroy all life on Earth. Hugh Pacherd is the only man who might stop humanity's destruction—but will he have to give up Mary to do it? Nothing is as it seems—not even the valiant soldier, determined to save the woman he loves and the band of humans from a DARK MOON RISING…...


Rachael Delanie was a very spoiled brat, her step father was the late great golf legend, Lorenzo Delanie. She was used to getting whatever she'd wanted growing up until her step father begin hanging out with the wrong crowds. The web begins to become woven when he begins to pick up those bad habits that nearly has costs him to lose everything that he owns. His carelessness with funds put such a strain on his marriage until Rachael's mother files for a divorce from him but she later learns down the line that she has an internal battle of her very own that she now has to face herself. He'd thought that he could snap back quickly by taking out a large loan from a mobster's loan shark business to help him catch back up on some unpaid debts and save his marriage. But mysteriously Delanie comes up missing after he blows a very important golf tournament that leaves him unable to payback the mob. Now it becomes a race against the clock to find him and the Mob immediately becomes the number one suspects in his disappearance. As the plot thickens so does the web of lies, cheating and now there could even be a possible murder. The web begins to unravel when Rachael the woman that was once used to be so sheltered is now learning quickly how to survive on her own while questioning everyone that she comes in close contact with. Her inner intuition tells her to trust no one. Keep your eyes and ears open! What a Crooked Web We Weave!...


I Didn't Sign Up For This is a story about growing up and making critical decisions that alter one's future path in life. It deals with accepting the consequences of those decisions both good and bad. The central character, J.D. Sims, grows up in remote Western Kentucky on what is now The Land Between The Lakes, (my favorite place in the world), during the period leading up to the American Civil War. His ultimate and fateful decision to enlist  for military duty quickly puts the harsh realities of war and life squarely in his path. This story will take you very deeply into the war as it is seen through J'D.'s eyes. It is a story that deals with a persons deepest thoughts. The war scenes are quite graphic as they describe in brutal detail the suffering, gore, and hardship of combat and it's aftermath. After a massive battle, J.D spends several days and nights in a war field hospital where he witnesses disease, death and copious amputation procedures. His entire war experience leaves him bitterly scarred and terribly conflicted about the world and his own self worth. However his war experiences are only part of his struggle and the ensuing story. At the wars end he is greatly troubled about returning home, feeling that he has been permanently disfigured for the worst and will never fit in. Once their his nightmares are only beginning as he suffers triggered flashbacks and recurring dreams of the past horrors he encountered. He desperately craves the affection and attention of his wonderful and loving friends and family. But he greatly fears himself and the harm he might unintentionally bring to them. The story contains a pure and beautiful 19th century style romance. Although the romance itself is a very rocky and painful struggle for J.D. who feels he is incapable of love for anyone. If you love a pure, strong, and beautiful female character, then Susan is certainly your kind of girl. The story deals much with the history, geography and cultural heritage of the region as well. The book also deals with a very strong and significant spiritual dimension. It is a true roller coaster ride of deep emotional anguish and struggle.While the central character is fictional, the history, geography and cultural information was researched carefully and is very accurate. J.D. actually meets real figures from the war throughout the story. The battle dates and casualty figures are kept accurate with the historical record. A novice could learn much about The American Civil War by reading this book as well as enjoying a good story.  ...


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