When shy and secluded author Sara Fielding ventures from her country cottage to research a novel, she inadvertently witnesses a crime in progress—and manages to save the life of the most dangerous man in London. Derek Craven is a powerful and near-legendary gambling club owner who was born a bastard and raised in the streets. His reputation is unsavory, his scruples nonexistent. But Sara senses that beneath Derek's cynical exterior, he is capable of a love more passionate than her deepest fantasies. Aware that he is the last man that an innocent young woman should ever want, Derek is determined to protect Sara from himself, no matter what it takes. But in a world where secrets lurk behind every shadow, he is the only man who can keep her safe. And as Derek and Sara surrender to an attraction too powerful to deny, a peril surfaces from his dark past to threaten their happiness . . . and perhaps even their lives. Together they will discover if love is enough to make dreams come true.
"dreaming of you" is gana meharii's debut book of poetry, prose, and illustrations. it is a fresh and unique take on life and love in the modern world. love must be earned by heartbreak. peace must be earned through struggle. light cannot be earned without the anguish of darkness. and healing must be earned by overcoming pain. gana meharii's poetry and prose takes the reader on a journey through the worst aspects of life in order to fully appreciate the best when it comes.this is a book of dreams. a book of hope, a book of love. a collection of windows into the soul of the poetess herself. 'dreaming of you' dares to ask what life can be when we reach for the stars, never taking no for an answer.
A macabre love story in verse about celebrity, loss, and longing following a poet who resurrects pop star Selena from the dead. Absurd, lyrical, and heartfelt, Melissa Lozada-Oliva's Dreaming of You is a genre-bending novel in verse that examines questions of death, love, celebrity, and queer identity. Melissa, a young Latinx poet grappling with loneliness and heartache, brings Tejano pop star Selena Quintanilla back to life. The séance kicks off an uncanny trip narrated by a Greek chorus of gossiping spirits as Melissa journeys through a dead celebrity prom, encounters her shadow self, and performs karaoke in hell. An eerie, sometimes gruesome, yet moving love story, and an interrogation of Latinidad, womanhood, obsession, and disillusionment, Dreaming of You grapples with the cost of being seen for your truest self.
Loser or Lunatic? Kiki Villanueva and believes she had a psychic dream when she was thirteen in which she was given a list of her future husband’s attributes. Children are her life, and Kiki has good reason to think she may not have any if she doesn’t marry soon. She decides when she goes back to L.A. for the summer, she’ll start using the list to sort through potential candidates. When jaded political journalist Mark Bennett confesses to his doctor he no longer finds women—or anything else—exciting, Dr. Chuck is worried he’s depressed and suggests a change of pace. Mark agrees to write a fluff piece for a magazine about people who join high-priced dating services. His premise is "Losers or Lunatics?" The dating service introduces him to Kiki, and he’s charmed by her open, passionate nature—not to mention her big, brown “do me” eyes—though she definitely belongs in the "lunatic" category with that psychic stuff. Mark is a confirmed bachelor from a family where no one says the L-word. However, while accompanying warm, sexy Kiki on her match-making service dates for his story, he soon wonders why he’s literally driving her to the arms of other men. If he could only get her to forget her list… But Kiki’s not about to waste time on an emotionally challenged cynic who only wants to “play” and is definitely not on her list, even if he is handsome, and funny, and sexy—uh-oh!
Always Dreaming of You, sequel to the award-winning novel Not Dreaming of You. Tragedy has struck the Carson-Villanueva family. All Chris can do is keep busy and hope the crippling feeling of loss will fade, until an encounter in a parking lot with a striking young woman injects him with optimism. But when she tips him for helping her and drives off without giving her name, he's disappointed...and a little insulted. Elle Lorrence has one goal: To escape her mother's world of paparazzi, entourages, and plastic-surgeried cyborgs. So far, it’s been harder than she thought. But if she can only pretend to be an actress for this one little independent film, the paycheck will enable her to set her escape plans in motion. When Chris meets his new dialect coaching client, she turns out to be Elle, from the parking lot. She’s almost irresistible, but he has no desire to get mixed up with an actress and live a Hollyweird lifestyle. And after her bizarre reaction to an incident at the diner, he knows he’d better do his job and get far away before he’s sucked in by her allure. Every fiber of Elle’s being tells her Cristóval Cesar Carson is the embodiment of the faceless man from her dreams. But are the hurdles she must overcome to possess him insurmountable?
When your virtual reality trespasses on your actual reality, things can get complicated very fast...Clarissa Mitchell owns a wedding boutique and spends her days with blushing brides, but that doesn't mean she wants to be one. With her dating history? No way. Love just isn't in the cards for her. And she's fine with that. Her social life, which includes a harmless cyber crush, is plenty fulfilling. Until her online life clashes with her real one, that is, and she comes face-to-face with the man of her fantasies. A man who wastes no time worming his way into her heart, one steamy kiss and sweet gesture at a time.Mark Talbot isn't looking for love, either. Watching his father die young from a condition that might be hereditary cured him of any romantic notions he might've had. But when his mother's impending wedding brings the beautiful and inscrutable Clarissa into his life, he begins to wonder if maybe love isn't as out of reach as he'd always assumed it was.With the help of their friends and family, and a romantic trip to an idyllic lakeside town, can Clarissa and Mark overcome their painful pasts to take a shot at happily ever after? Or is the risk of another potential heart break simply too terrifying to consider?Author's Note: Virtual crush. Flirty hero. Cynical heroine. Quirky small town. Meddling friends and relatives. Stolen kisses and hidden moments. Moonlight strolls. Beachside frolicking. True love.
Ever since she was a little girl, Quinn Darzi found herself intrigued by fairytales. She spent countless hours with her head buried in the pages of a book searching for something others probably thought should have been insignificant to someone like her. Fortunate enough to have any and everything her heart desired, there was still only one thing her heart longed to feel that money simply could not buy. Yearning for acceptance from the one somebody who was supposed to love her unconditionally, she quickly had to learn that some things will never change. Desperate to find something or someone to fill the void that held her hostage for so long, her search finally ends when she least expects it. When Quinn meets who she thinks is the perfect man, she opened her heart to someone who turned out to be the wrong somebody. By the time she figures this out, it's too late. Far from the fairytale she thought love was supposed to be, her life quickly evolves into something more like a nightmare. Sadly, Quinn's only solace is found in her dreams. There, she found the perfect man, but he's only a figment of her imagination. At a point when Quinn is unsure if she can deal with the chaos surrounding her any longer, an unexpected occurrence suddenly has her questioning her sanity. On the cusp of all this madness, Quinn is forced to determine if she is willing to face the demon dwelling within her home on her own or trust someone she thought had given up on her a long time ago.