Author: Jacqueline Diamond
When Luke Van Dam unexpectedly gets custody of his young daughter, the busy obstetrician has a new mission: to be the best dad he can be. Except he can't do it alone. So he turns to his good friend and new partner—fellow ob-gyn Jane McKay. Ten years ago Jane and Luke were more than med-school buddies. Until Jane realized Luke wasn't ready to settle down. Now the ultimate babe magnet is becoming the ultimate baby magnet. He just became guardian of an infant girl! Luke knows it takes two parents to make a family…and now Jane's planning to start one of her own! Is the cautious single dad ready to risk his heart with the woman he loves—and who is changing him baby step by baby step?
Jim Mayfield is a very reclusive man. In his family's cloistered inn in Bear Creek, Pennsylvania, he spends his retirement from NASA carving rocking chairs and hiding from the world. His isolated life, however, begins to drastically change when his sister Mallory, a social worker, brings over an orphaned girl to temporarily reside in the Bear Creek Inn. This girl, Abbey, slowly but surely wins Jim's affection. He becomes determined to do whatever it takes to protect her...eventually she might become his daughter, even if that means travelling back toward the stars. In addition to Jim and Abbey, another guest comes to stay in the Bear Creek Inn. Kelley is the focus of an equally enthralling subplot in which she must overcome the loss of her soldier-husband and his unborn child and start a new life. "The Astronaut from Bear Creek" is a wonderful second novel by Nick Allen Brown. The characters are dynamic and memorable. The story will tug at readers' heartstrings. Furthermore, the settings, from backwoods Pennsylvania to training facilities at NASA, all feel genuine and well researched, giving the book an added element of authenticity. "The Astronaut from Bear Creek" is close to interstellar!
Loved by a Bear
Author: Lauren Lively
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Black Salmon Falls may be a small town, but it's big on secrets... Rose came from a broken home and Paula, her aunt and the only family she had ever been able count on is dying. After leaving her abusive ex in Seattle and running from a life forever shattered, she moved in with her aunt, determined to start over and build a new life in Black Salmon Falls while also helping care for her in her last days. Asher is the privileged child of royalty. The son of the Chief of the Q'lapa Clan of werebears - the dominant clan in Black Salmon Falls. He is betrothed to Mariana, the daughter of the Chief of the N'gasso clan - the second most dominant clan. Asher is not thrilled with his life, but he is loyal to his clan and will do everything - including marrying somebody he does not love - in the name of his people. But when fate intervenes and Asher meets Rose, things begin to change. On the surface, they couldn't be more different. And yet, they apparently have more in common than they think. As they get to know each other, they both find something in each other they never expected. And as their affection for one another grows, it begins to cause strife within Asher's family and clan. A series of murders begin to shake the foundation of the truce between Q'lapa and N'gasso clans. Tensions rise and both clans are beating the drums of war. It's up to Asher to step up and take control. To figure out who is behind the attacks and what the aim of the mystery man whipping up the winds of war is really up to. He has to move quickly and potentially sacrifice everything in the name of his clan to stop a war before it breaks out in his beloved town of Black Salmon Falls. Loved by a Bear features a curvy woman who struggles with insecurities and an irresistible werebear who falls passionately in love with her. This book is a standalone, no cheating, no cliffhangers, and a guaranteed happy ending!
Curvy Bear Ranch Books 1-7: The Complete Series Get all seven of the bestselling Curvy Bear Ranch books in this complete series. Seven sexy bear shifters are on the hunt for their fated mates. They're ready to do whatever it takes to claim the curvy women they love. Filled with passion, suspense, and more than a few weddings, these stories will sweep you off your feet and fill your soul with warmth of true love. The Cowbear's Secret Christmas Baby The Cowbear's Curvy Christmas The Cowbear's Christmas Wedding The Cowbear's Christmas Bride The Cowbear's Curvy Valentine The Cowbear's Mail Order Bride The Cowbear's Summer of Love
Big Bear Hug
Author: Nicholas Oldland
Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
An environmental fable that illustrates the awesome power of a hug.
Author: Amber Belmont
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
If you love reading about sexy, strong alphas looking for confident, curvy women to be their mates, you'll adore these steamy bear shifter romance books. When the rudest man she's ever met storms up to Abi Palmer's stand at a wedding fayre, it's hate at first sight. There's absolutely no way she'd ever do anything for Nathan or his family. So what if he's tall, dark and alpha? She's had more than her fill of all that. But then she's forced to spend more time with him, and gets to see a different side to Nathan, a softer, gentler side. Abi wonders whether she can heal this broken bear's wounds. Will Nathan be able to melt her heart or is it just another one of his games? Healing Bear is the third in the Love Laid Bear BBW shape shifter paranormal romance series, all standalone novellas. Order your copy now!
My Secret To Bear
Author: Becca Fanning
Publisher: Gizmo Media
A Bear Shifter lost in his past must protect the only things he has left in this world, his mate and his cub. Cole Patton never knew who his parents were, but he knew his role in life. As a child he was an outcast, running away from foster homes in search of some kind of family. In the Marines he was a secret weapon, an eight hundred pound Grizzly Bear Shifter capable of breaching any bunker. And now that he was back home, he was a pity case, forgotten and living on the street. Struggling to balance his humanity with his bestial side, he knew that anyone he let close would be in danger. But what if a greater danger is looming from his past? This full length bear shifter paranormal romance novel has all the action, steam and true love that only a Fated Mates story can deliver!
Author: Moxie North
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Finding a kidnapped, runaway bride was the easy part. Realizing she is your mate who still needs protection is the hard part. A force to be reckoned with, Van of Clan Rekkr is a giant of a man with a grizzly hidden inside. Being a security specialist with King Security International gives him the excitement his life needs after leaving the military. Satisfying his desire to protect and defend, no job is too big or too small. Van stays busy with life while waiting to hear the mating call and finding the one meant for him. Some things are just beyond his control and he is at peace with that. Well, almost. Sitting in a damp warehouse in a dirty wedding dress and held for ransom was not how this was supposed to go. Cora Butler realized she shouldn't get married but before she could inform her ex-fiance that he was the ex-fiance, two inept kidnappers complicate the situation. When a growly but gorgeous shifter comes to her rescue she thinks all is well. That was before Van tells her she was meant to be his. Being mate to a Kindred definitely was not in the plans. The path of fated mates never runs smoothly, and even though Van and Cora are meant to be together, there are forces at work trying desperately to keep them apart. Van will stop at nothing to make sure that his mate is safe. No matter the cost. Runaway Bride is a thrilling standalone romance set in the world of the Kindred with no cliffhanger and a guaranteed happily ever after.
Author: Emma Alisyn
The Bear Queen has a fence around her heart. The Alpha Clan Chief has an ax to chop it down. Their enemy lurks, waiting for an opportunity to strike... Izobelle Sahakian, a Bear Queen renown for her beauty and wit, rules Casakraine with an iron fist. She struggles not to succumb to her desire for the most unsuitable alpha male at court- the leader of a foreign country.Malvin Dacus, Clan Chief of Talogroth, must seduce a rich bride to save Talogroth. His mission derails when a matebond sparks to life with the headstrong Queen.But difficulty casts a shadow over their wary, intense courtship. Malvin must end the rebellion of his older sister before she rallies the Clans against him or has him killed. Izobelle may help- but first she has to learn to trust. Will she accept their bond before it's too late, or will the dark side of her past destroy her final chance at happiness?This is a steamy paranormal bear shifter romance with adventure, court intrigue and family dynamics for readers who enjoy reading about strong, complex heroines and fierce, protective alpha males. 3rd in the Royal Bears series, may be enjoyed as a standalone. Includes opportunity to download a bonus Happily Ever After short story at the end. For an intense romance for Fiercely Real Readers, download now.
Author: Clare Vanderpool
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
"Odyssey-like adventure of two boys' incredible quest on the Appalachian Trail where they deal with pirates, buried secrets, and extraordinary encounters"--
Author: James A. McLaughlin
“Bearskin is visceral, raw, and compelling—filled with sights, smells, and sounds truly observed. It’s a powerful debut and an absolute showcase of exceptional prose. There are very few first novels when I feel compelled to circle brilliant passages, but James McLaughlin’s writing had me doing just that.” —C.J. Box, #1 NYT bestselling author of The Disappeared Rice Moore is just beginning to think his troubles are behind him. He’s found a job protecting a remote forest preserve in Virginian Appalachia where his main responsibilities include tracking wildlife and refurbishing cabins. It’s hard work, and totally solitary—perfect to hide away from the Mexican drug cartels he betrayed back in Arizona. But when Rice finds the carcass of a bear killed on the grounds, the quiet solitude he’s so desperately sought is suddenly at risk. More bears are killed on the preserve and Rice’s obsession with catching the poachers escalates, leading to hostile altercations with the locals and attention from both the law and Rice’s employers. Partnering with his predecessor, a scientist who hopes to continue her research on the preserve, Rice puts into motion a plan that could expose the poachers but risks revealing his own whereabouts to the dangerous people he was running from in the first place. James McLaughlin expertly brings the beauty and danger of Appalachia to life. The result is an elemental, slow burn of a novel—one that will haunt you long after you turn the final page.
Falling in love with a murder suspect? Thrilling. It's not easy being a shifter without a clan. But finally, Jasmine Rowland has a job at least. Well, being a nanny is not what she had dreamed of, but it pays the bills. Also, there are worse places to be than around that handsome Doctor Alava with his tight clothes, showing every vein and muscle of his body. But something is definitely wrong with him. What is he hiding? Dr. Eneko Alava's love left a long time ago. There is not such a thing as a mate for him anymore. All focus is on his beloved children and his practice, a medical clinic for shifters set up in the heart of bear shifter territory. But wait, why then is his inner animal panting for his nanny now? That isn't supposed to happen. And suddenly... Murder. One suspect. No place to hide. With the law against them and time running out, can Eneko and Jasmine find love? Or does fate have other plans for them?
Bear Is Broken
Author: Lachlan Smith
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
This Shamus Award–winning mystery was named a Best Book of the Year by Kirkus Reviews and Deadly Pleasures. Leo Maxwell grew up under the care of his older brother, Teddy, a successful yet reviled criminal defense attorney, after their father was jailed for their mother’s murder. Now a rookie lawyer, Leo must be there for Teddy after he’s shot in the head and falls into a coma. Given that Teddy has enemies on both sides of the law in San Francisco, Leo realizes the search for his brother’s shooter falls on him. But as he begins to examine the life of a brother he barely knew, Leo uncovers a list of suspects longer than he imagined. With the gunman still on the loose, Leo needs to find him fast—in this suspenseful novel that won the 2014 Shamus Award for Best First P.I. Novel. “The final showdown is hair-raising. . . . Sensitive, ingenious and suspenseful. A series is promised and very welcome indeed.” —Kirkus Reviews “Promises to be the start of a riveting series.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch
Author: J. S. Scott
Publisher: J. S. Scott
A brand new, standalone spin-off from The Billionaire's Obsession series, and the first novella in the Left At The Altar series!!! You met Lia and Zeke in Billionaire Unloved, Jett and Ruby's book. Now you can find out what happened to them. Did Lia really marry the wrong guy? Lia: I thought I had my life all worked out. My wedding had been meticulously planned. All I had to do was walk down the aisle and get married to the man I'd been engaged to for over a year. Pretty easy and uncomplicated, right? Unfortunately, all of my well laid plans go up in smoke when my fiance leaves me at the church alone because he found a woman who was better suited for his snobby world of wealth and privilege. Problem is, I really have to get married. All of my hopes and dreams are dependent on me tying the knot by my twenty-eighth birthday, and the date is closing in fast. As usual, my best friend Zeke Conner is there to pick up the pieces when I get jilted by a jerk. He helps me work through the demoralizing event so I can put it behind me and move on. But when he offers to marry me himself, I'm stunned. But it's a bargain I can't really refuse. As my relationship changes with my best friend, I find myself caught in a web of sensual desire and unending passion that's as terrifying as it is satisfying. Probably because it seems all too real. But our arrangement was supposed to be temporary. A deal between friends so that we'd both benefit. What will happen when it all ends?
In describing the true events surrounding a series of frightening bear attacks in l980, a bestselling nature/adventure author explores our relationship with the great grizzly. Many citizens of Banff, Alberta, valued living in a place where wildlife grazed on the front lawn; others saw wild bears as a mere roadside attraction. None were expecting the bear attacks that summer, which led to one man’s death. During the massive hunt that followed, Banff was portrayed in the international media as a town under siege by a killer bear, and the tourists stayed away. The pressure was on to find and destroy the Whiskey Creek mauler, but he evaded park wardens and struck again — and again. When the fight was over, the hard lessons learned led to changes that would save the lives of both bears and people in the coming years. Sid Marty’sThe Black Grizzly of Whiskey Creekis an evocative and gripping story that speaks to our complex and increasingly combative relationship with the wilderness and its inhabitants. From the Hardcover edition.