Daniel is her best friend, and she’s known him all her life, but he’s never gotten over losing his wife two years ago. His dream is to become the pastor of the church in their hometown, but the small-town congregation keeps balking over calling an unmarried minister. Since Daniel needs a wife and Jessica wants a husband and family, she proposes an arrangement that benefits both of them.
They can get married. They can be build a life together. They can celebrate Christmas as a couple. It’s fine that he doesn’t love her. And it’s fine that she’s not exactly suited to be a small-town pastor’s wife. And it’s fine that she’s more attracted to her sexy, brooding husband every day.
Jessica can be practical about this marriage. She knows what she’s getting into, after all…
(This book includes fully-developed sex scenes between a husband and wife.)
Billie and Tuck are ready to put the past behind them and get back to work after the chaos of their previous assignment. With Billie transferred to a new division, however, getting back to normal might not be as easy as they hoped. In her new position as a Reaper, Billie is tasked with taking souls rather than saving them. And when she discovers that her first assignment is none other than Benedict Ford, a boy she once sacrificed everything for to keep alive, her world only spirals further out of her control.
Little does Ford know that his soul has triggered a fight between life and death, one like the afterlife has never seen. Friendships will be tested, true love will be shaken to its core, and secrets long-forgotten will come back to haunt the dead. Working toward two very different outcomes, Tuck and Billie must decide once and for all where their loyalties lie, even if their choices may threaten to tear them apart for good. Will they cross over the line in the sand, or will their choices lead them to a fate they never saw coming?
The Fire Queen (The Hundredth Queen Series Book 2) (0.0 Star Reviews!)
In the second book in The Hundredth Queen Series, Emily R. King once again follows a young warrior queen’s rise to meet her destiny in a richly imagined world of sorcery and forbidden powers.
Though the tyrant rajah she was forced to marry is dead, Kalinda’s troubles are far from over. A warlord has invaded the imperial city, and now she’s in exile. But she isn’t alone. Kalinda has the allegiance of Captain Deven Naik, her guard and beloved, imprisoned for treason and stripped of command. With the empire at war, their best hope is to find Prince Ashwin, the rajah’s son, who has promised Deven’s freedom on one condition: that Kalinda will fight and defeat three formidable opponents.
But as Kalinda’s tournament strengths are once again challenged, so too is her relationship with Deven. While Deven fears her powers, Ashwin reveres them—as well as the courageous woman who wields them. Kalinda comes to regard Ashwin as the only man who can repair a warring world and finds herself torn between her allegiance to Deven and a newly found respect for the young prince.
With both the responsibility to protect her people and the fate of those she loves weighing heavily upon her, Kalinda is forced again to compete. She must test the limits of her fire powers and her hard-won wisdom. But will that be enough to unite the empire without sacrificing all she holds dear?