A tricky ghost treats a lonely librarian to a second chance at love…
Wilford town librarian Marnie Thomas has had too much loss to risk her heart ever again. She buries her hurt in books and finds her friends in stories, even though she longs for love and a family of her own.
Real estate developer Collin Morgan is back in town on Halloween to help his sister, but the last person he expected to see at his niece’s story hour is Marnie Thomas. The shy, awkward girl he remembered from high school has turned into a beautiful—but still shy—woman, and Collin can’t help the desire that rises up when he sees her.
But this year, the magic of Halloween conjures a wisecracking, cigar-smoking ghost named Bill in the library archives, frightening Marnie out from behind her books. Bill does everything in his power to bring Marnie and Collin together…but he can’t make them fall in love. Before the clock strikes midnight on Halloween, will Marnie finally open up to a second chance at happiness, or will she be forever haunted by the past?
What happens when love gets caught in the rain?
In this romance anthology, RITA-Award winning author Molly O’Keefe shows us the power of a city thunderstorm from the top of a skyscraper, while Amy Jo Cousins soaks us in a rain in Spain. New York Times bestselling author Ruthie Knox’s heroine is devastated by a winter storm, while a summer thunderstorm grants Alexandra Haughton’s hero and heroine a second chance at love. Rain sparks self-awareness in the robot in Charlotte Stein’s story and allows Mary Ann Rivers’s heroine to fall in love with her hero and her own art. Rain causes romance between the college students in Audra North’s and Shari Slade’s stories, while romance causes rain in Cecilia Tan’s myth-inspired tale of a sacrifice to a demi-god. Nine romance novelettes, edited by Sarah Frantz.
All proceeds from the volume will be donated to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (www.rainn.org), the largest anti-sexual violence organization in the United States.
In the “Civilized” future, there is no war, no violence, no cruelty…No love.
Juris is a Feeler, his emotions too strong to be controlled by the chip in his brain. If he can’t keep his flashes of feeling—joy, anger, lust—boxed up, he’ll be Terminated.
Lidian is a spy from uninhibited Benori. Her mission: to rescue the Feelers and destroy Civilization. Her first target: Juris, the only pilot who can get them all safely away before the Civilians catch on.
When Lidian frees Juris from the controller and shows him just what he’s been missing, their erotic encounters blow his mind. But with these new emotions comes something Juris has never had before: choice. Can he side with this smart, sensuous woman against everything he’s ever known, for a chance to break out of the box?