An epic action novel of adventure and personal discovery through the eyes of a young man fleeing from a rich and powerful family. Luke Canfield is born into a ranching dynasty but is subjected to horrible abuse by his fanatically religious father.
The redemption wall is the place where Luke's father inflicts corporal punishment on him, almost daily, and Luke endures it for years until the only person left to defend and protect him, his grandmother, suddenly dies.
Finding the courage to escape his persecution, he is offered a way out, but must travel alone, quickly maturing as he gains experience along the way, across the U.S. from Oregon to Florida, in an attempt to meet up with a family offering him protection on a sailing vessel in the Caribbean, but he must arrive before the family sails away.
His odyssey is a tale of fear, hunger, abuse, adventure and courage through the eyes of a quickly maturing young man. Set in 1967, in a world experiencing drugs, free love, and racial tension and in a time when the words, child abuse weren't spoken out loud.
Courtney has it all on her father's ranch but she wants more out of life than just lazing around. Seeking a life of service, she looks into the prospect of heading further west until her mother intervenes. Discovering that the son of a politically connected rich man is coming into town, her mother plans a ball and sets Courtney up with the eligible bachelor.
But a humble rancher from down the road named Hunter has eyes for Courtney. She begins to realize she has feelings for him as well and the two begin a flirtation... But Hunter doesn't feel as if he is good enough for the well-to-do Courtney. Neither do her parents. Can he overcome his lack of self-esteem and win over both her and her parents? Or will the rich man come into town and sweep them both off their feet?
To save my father's life, I have to marry a man I hate.
He is arrogant and self-absorbed.
He only wants me as a trophy.
He only sees me as a prize.
But I can't say no.
I look down at the diamond on my left hand and walk down the aisle.
That's when I see him.
He's the man who showed me that love can petrify you to your core.
What happens when I have to make a choice?
What happens when the right thing to do is all wrong?
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In the distant future, on the planet Fortune, tech is low, treason high, and heroes unlikely.
Wrongly convicted of treason, Gideon Quinn has spent six years harvesting crystal under the killing suns of the Morton Barrens.
But when a general of the Colonial Corps arrives with an offer of freedom, and a chance to clear his name, Gideon doesn't have to think twice. He takes her offer and, with his pet draco Elvis on his shoulder, boards an airship for the city of Nike in search of revenge... and justice... but mostly revenge.
What he finds is street-wise dodger on the run, a city steeped in corruption, and a calculating enemy determined to stop Gideon -- by any means necessary -- from discovering their deadly purpose.
Now Gideon has to survive long enough to uncover the true menace at the heart of the Corps, before Fortune's new and fragile peace comes to an explosive end.
Soldier of Fortune is the first standalone novel set on the engineered planet Fortune. If you like down-at-heels heroes, quippy sidekicks, and roller-coaster action, you'll love this free-wheeling science fantasy adventure.
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Clara had always imagined a blissful future for herself. Her road ahead is forever changed, though, when her beloved husband is killed in a disastrous robbery. As if that wasn't enough, she will soon have to face another horrible truth: the fact that he was living a double life as a vicious criminal. Grappling with loneliness, as well as the upbringing of her disabled son, she feels completely desolated. Under the pressure of everyone treating her as an outcast, Clara will have to make a bold decision: travel west to become a mail order bride. Will leaving for the unknown help her escape misery?
Andrew never got over the terrible loss of his dearest wife. Spiraling into despair over the last three years, he leads a sheltered life in a ranch in Texas, along with his only son. When his best friend realizes that Andrew has completely given up on himself and his child, he is determined to take matters into his own hands: behind his back, he answers a Mail Order bride ad for a widow with an only son. Will Andrew reject this secretly taken initiative or will he seize this opportunity and finally leave the sorrowful events behind?
With Clara's arrival in Texas, they will quickly realise they share something common: their hearts are both shattered in million pieces. Will they be able to work through their critical differences and let their trauma go? Or will they never manage to get away from their wounded past?
"Salvation for the Wounded Hearts" is a historical western romance novel of approximately 80,000 words. No cheating, no cliffhangers, and a guaranteed happily ever after.