For as long as she can remember, La’tiera has known her purpose, her destiny. As the Bearer of the Eye, she will wait until the appointed time then sacrifice herself to the demons so her people will be safe.
Then, as the time approaches, she is snatched from her home by strangers and is told it is for her protection. These strangers tell her she is not to die but must rather fight to live in order for the world to be saved. La’tiera will not be swayed, however. Despite their clever lies, she will follow her destiny and do what is required.
Dazzler Spitfire is an elf on a mission. She has until Christmas to pull herself together, keep her magic, and her life. She heads to Holly, a town devoted to Christmas and home to her best friend. Together, they craft a plan to stay one step ahead of those wanting to bring her in front of the North Pole Review Board for trial.
Todd Dugan knows magic only works for others. His divorce from Dazzler’s cousin proves it. He’s fine tending to the reindeer for the western leg of Santa’s midnight ride. When he agrees to chair the holiday committee in Holly, he’ll prove human technology is just as good as magic.
Neither counts on the Dugan family curse: When a Dugan meets his mate, the lights in Holly will fall dark.
On the eve of Thanksgiving, the town’s mayor demands a demonstration to prove the Christmas decorations are behaving as they should. The tech works until Dazzler shows up, bringing his ex-wife with her. Now the town is determined to reunite Todd and his ex-wife.
But Todd’s thoughts are on Dazzler. A single kiss decides his fate. Dazzler sets out to seduce him. Is he willing to risk their friendship for something more? His heart makes the choice for him. For a brief moment, he has it all—friendship, love, and magic. Then Dazzler loses her magical abilities and gets sick. Worse, in a freak sleigh accident, Dazzler reduces the town’s Christmas displays to ash and cinders.
Jody Burns borrows her brother Peter’s silvery bracelet because it looks good with her outfit. She doesn’t remember it’s the key to another world—until a green-haired girl steps out of nowhere in the mall and asks Jody’s help rescuing her grandmother from a great evil.
Jody ignores Peter’s warning about the land on the other side of the Watcher—until the haunted tree pulls her inside. Suddenly, she’s trapped in a place where no one listens to her. And then her jacket starts sprouting leaves.
Return to the world where horses can be wizards, and trees talk, and an ancient evil is planning to destroy every last living thing.
It was a simple job—find the naive outlander’s lost journal, lost during a liaison with a local “joyboy”. It sounded liked her client was even more worried about the way he lost his book than he was about the book.
But then the joyboy winds up dead, followed shortly thereafter by her client; and it’s clear she’s not the only one who wants that missing book. Worse, whoever it is, is prepared to kill her to make sure she doesn’t find it.
Pola’s a loner, but this time it’s clear she needs help—if only to make sure no one’s sneaking up behind her with murderous intent.
They all want a disabled lecherous riding teacher dead.
The new year is unusually cold in Foggy Point, Washington. As a result, the new manager of the equestrian center asks Harriet Truman and her quilt group The Loose Threads to make a special type of saddle blanket designed to keep a horse’s kidneys warm while they are ridden in the cold.
As Harriet and Jenny’s foster kids board their horses there, the Threads agree. They soon find themselves getting more involved at the stable, volunteering for the equine therapy program the local homeless veterans participate in.
The quilters quickly discover that the disabled husband of the new stable manager, Simon, not only teaches young women to ride, he gropes them every chance he gets.
The local homeless veterans are invited to participate in a horse therapy program at the stable, and the quilters volunteer to help. It quickly becomes clear that one of the veterans has a past history with Simon, and it isn’t a good one.
Tension at the stables rises as Simon’s behavior continues to offend. Harriet and the Threads decide to spend more time observing riding classes, preventing Simon from having time alone with the female students. Their guard duty comes to an end almost before it begins when someone puts a more permanent end to Simon’s bad behavior.
More than one person had reason to wish him dead, but who did the deed?
Life after the devastating biological terrorist attack that decimated the White population in the US is beginning to recover as Tzu Lin Kwan is finally able to deliver her precious cargo of herbs to her scientist father. Or is it?
The virus may be mutating, spreading to infect those previously immune. Tzu Shin and his fellow scientists—and now Kwan—are literal prisoners of the US military. The White supremacist army of the demagogue Gabriel has invaded St. Louis. And the Chinese assassin Piao knows where to find his targets.
Kwan and her friends Valery, Eddie, and San are ready to fight to the death to defend their recovering world. The question is: Are courage and determination enough?
What do knitters Permelia O’Brien and Betty Fitzandreu have in common besides a love of knitting? Both have been betrayed by their husbands. Permelia moved to town when her husband left her for a much younger woman. Her new apartment is over the town morgue and when she finds Betty’s husband’s hat in the parking lot after Ed Anderson’s body is brought in it quickly becomes clear that Betty’s husband wasn’t just cheating with another woman. He had a whole other family.
Still, that doesn’t explain why someone murdered him, and as Permelia and her new friends dig deeper into the mystery, it becomes clear the killer isn’t finished yet.
All Claudia wants to do is escape the mistakes of the past and start over. But when she answers an ad for a medical officer on a merchant ship in the Fringes, the captain recognizes her and blackmails her into taking the job.
She soon realizes that not only can Captain Bennet not pass up a bargain, but neither will he allow morals to hold him back from climbing the power ladder at the borders of the Dominion. Can Claudia stop the impending exploitation of a newly discovered sentient species all on her own?