Maria Rachel Hooley is the author of over forty novels, including When Angels Cry and October Breezes. Her first chapbook of poetry was published by Rose Rock Press in 1999. She is an English teacher who lives in Oklahoma with her three children and husband. She loves reading, and if she could live in a novel, it would be Peter S. Beagle's The Last Unicorn.
The only thing worse than an abusive husband is a dead abusive husband bent on revenge.That's what Kate Thibeaux is facing, considering last year she killed her own husband, Kevin Garrison, when he'd left her no choice. Kevin haunts her every step, and it's going to take a miracle to save her. That miracle shows up in the form of Adam Kriss, a man who loves her deeply.
She was a mermaid princess who had long ago been transformed into a human. Yet the sea remembered her as her mother took her into the depths to unbreak a heart not meant to love a mortal. But love is not fickle. I should know. I was that long lost mer princess, and this is the story of my return to the mermaid realm.
There was once a girl found on a beach by a lonely king who had just buried his pregnant wife and unborn daughter. The king raised the girl as his own, unaware that she fell more and more in love with his son. A kingdom is no place for love, only war. But no one told her that. Or the prince, for that matter, and when war came, it threatened all they knew.
Author Rose Conrad has entertained millions of readers, at least before Alzheimer's. Now Clara, Rose’s granddaughter, has come to care for her. Desperate to know more about Rose, Clara looks Rose’s novels. All of them include a character named Peter. Clara senses a story, and she has to find out the truth.
In Dreamwalker: Reckoning, Misha Malloy just barely saved both Ramsey and herself from Elijah by banishing him from Alterna forever. It never occurred to her that in doing so, she might put her world in danger and that Elijah would stop at nothing to destroy all that she holds dear.
After the confrontation with the triune, both Elizabeth and Lev are forever altered. Elizabeth no longer possesses the ability to kill angels. Lev is now human. Yet no action is without consequence. The void in Elizabeth from that power has marked her and attracted much attention from dybbuks, spirits left behind from sojourns gone wrong. They see Elizabeth as a conduit back to the living.
Cassie Williams is your typical seventeen-year-old. She loves her friends, the beach, and loves being in love. But Cassie is different in one way--she's dying, and she's afraid. Still, she's never alone. Her guardian angel, Legend, has been watching over her. He knows her fears, and in an effort to make her last months on earth count, he takes on a human form and falls in love with her.
Whether you are a parent of a child on the spectrum, a teacher with autistic students, or maybe even someone who just wants different information about autism, It’s Not About Destination invites you to take a time out from the difficult part of autism and celebrate the gift of life that’s been presented.
For two years, sixteen-year-old Cee Cee Montgomery has had a crush on David Johnson, and she’s been waiting for him to notice her, and he does—at a party that Cee Cee wasn’t supposed to be at. But she is. She’s there when David is stabbed and no one calls for help. She’s one of the silent witnesses who bears the guilt of his death, and it’s tearing her apart.
Carrie Williams is eight months pregnant when a silver streak blinds her, causing her to wreck her car. It is in Carrie's dying moments that she sees the alien, an explorer from a race who doesn’t believe humans exist. After the alien almost collides with car, she senses the small life form in Carrie's body and merges with Carrie to save the baby, unaware how that choice will change everything.
Chris Banks, A newly elected sheriff tries to deal with two backwoods troublemakers bent on breaking every stupid Oklahoma law they can find. All he wants to do is propose to his long-time girl friend, but every time he does, chaos ensues.
The last person OSBI agent Ridge Matthews ever expected to walk into his life was Brecca Nunley, the only woman he couldn’t shake. Now she’s his next case. It takes a lot to rile him up, but missing kids usually do it, especially when the kid is the five-year-old son he never knew he had. Now Ridge has to find his son and protect the woman he loves from a ruthless killer.
In October Breezes, Devin Abbott almost lost the one person who mattered most—Skye Williams. Following a rape and an abortion, she'd believed suicide the only answer, yet Devin saved her. Skye and Devin separating for college, and when they return, they must both admit how they feel about the future, knowing that while the past is there, so is an unswerving bond that not even time can change.
Jeff Weslin is tired of living with his brother, Conrad, who dresses in gaudy 70’s clothes and works as a stuntman on a soap opera. Annie Harris could also live without her nyphomanical twin, Abbie, who breaks more ‘erector sets’ than the average eight-year-old. When Conrad and Abbie go out on a date, Annie and Jeff are thrown together. The two hatch a plot to get rid of their siblings.
Ten years ago, Gabriel Martin’s sister was murdered. As a fireman, Gabriel's devoted his life to protecting others,yet he can’t resurrect Jessie. The pain keeps him from understanding his own goodness. It’s only when he's the first responder to a brutal attack against Dr. Maddie Gilcrest he realizes he can make a difference.
Lev Walker has fulfilled his purpose in Elizabeth Moon’s life, but it has come at a considerable price. The bullet meant for Elizabeth has shattered Lev’s mortality and the forced separation from Elizabeth has scarred his spirit, so much so that Evan Walker has purged Elizabeth from Lev's memory in order for him to start over. Yet love is eternal and refuses to be denied.
Seventeen-year-old Misha Malloy has always dreamed of Ramsey, a teenager from a world called Alterna. After a serious car wreck Misha finds her world and Alterna blending. Ramsey now comes in the flesh, as does his brother, Elijah who will stop at nothing, including killing Misha, to exact revenge upon Ramsey
Death isn't the end of love; Katie Newman, grief-stricken over losing her father, knows this. While she might have wondered about the afterlife, suddenly the afterlife is thrust on her in the form of Ollie Morris still clad in leather S& M pants, his final outfit. Ollie needs a road trip to finish his business, and after that, Katie will never be the same.
When Diana Newport nearly drowns, she discovers Zigeth, a different world, but when she returns, she quickly realizes something's wrong. In fact, Levi Harland, another who has also newly returned, has brought back the spirit of an executed serial killer, Ronald Truman, a spirit who can hitchhike among bodies. Diana races against time between the worlds to stop Truman's vengeful plan.
Published: October 25, 2009
Fiction » Fantasy » General
When Prince Brannon is banished for a crime he didn't commit, he's forced to acknowledge his father's cruelty. Brannon must take the throne. Yet the King has had a newborn son destined to keep Lanath in darkness. The child should have died but has been revived by a girl so infused with magic her song can alter reality. Now, she, too, is in danger and finding her may be Lanath's only hope.
All Sarah and Evan Davis have wanted was a child, but after two dangerous miscarriages, they face a childless future. Sarah gets pregnant, and Evan fears the pregnancy will kill her. Instead she gives birth to Kade, an autistic child. They struggle with never having a normal life until Kade drowns, leaving Evan and Sarah to face a normal life once again, but that life is broken and scarred.
Elizabeth and Lev believe the danger with the dark angels and the Dagger of Light are finally behind them, but with Elizabeth’s sacrifice comes a new more menacing threat as whatever power the dagger once possessed now possesses Elizabeth, endangering all those she loves most. Trying to protect them, Elizabeth runs away, unaware her fate rests with a triune of angels who have come to judge her.
Elizabeth Moon is desperate to find Lev Walker, the angel she fell in love with. She knows he is a Sojourner, or an angel who escorts souls to the next world, so she believes if she looks hard enough, she will find him, no matter that a bullet meant for her took him away. She’s determined to find him, unaware that even angels wage their own wars mortals aren’t supposed to know about.
New Life Incorporated's Longevity Chip is a marvel of biotechnology—an implant that slows aging and ensures virtual immortality. But the Resistors suspect the Chip has a secret purpose. Confrontations between the Lifers and the Resisters escalate, and Joe Ramsey, a haunted veteran, turns his back on society and both factions, but nobody ignores New Life or its CEO Caleb Walker for long.
When I left McKarey's Bluff ten years ago, I never planned to return. Ariel Morgan had refused to marry me. Now Ariel is dead, supposedly by her own hand, and her younger sister, Rachel, is spiraling toward that same fate. Rachel used to be in love with me, but she was a kid then. Now I'm returning to save a woman. I Just wish I knew what I was saving her from.
At sixteen, Jennifer Landry thinks the worst thing that can happen is getting pregnant, but when Waylan Thompson, her boyfriend, suddenly dies in a car wreck and Jennifer miscarries, she thinks her life is over. Sean, Waylan's brother, manages to pull her through.
Although the two lose contact, when Jennifer faces her almost losing her son, Sean's returns to pull Jennifer through again.
At 29, Kelly James is at a crossroads. She dying without ever having lived and desperate to make sense of her shattered world. She lives in a marriage destroyed by her husband’s infidelity. Enter Tyler Adams. He offers her a sailing lesson and ends up healing Kelly’s shattered heart, unaware that loving her will change him forever.
Seventeen-year-old Elizabeth Moon has been dreaming of her murder all her life, and in those dreams, a dark presence watches. When she returns to the town her father disappeared, she meets and falls in love with gorgeous Lev Walker. But when she realizes he’s the watcher, she’ll have to discover if he's a guardian angel or a sojourner, an angel of death come to collect her soul.
A couple of months ago, my world was normal. Devin Abbott was my best friend. Okay, so he was acting weird, as if he liked me. My mom was single so she could still get back with my dad. And Kellin Morgan hadn't yet asked me out.
Fast forward to now. Mom is engaged to Warren Jacobs. My father has married a bimbo, and Devin and I aren't speaking. A month ago, I was raped. Now I'm pregnant.
Kaylee Renard has never taken the time for love. Independence and financial security have always been the priorities. Besides, she believed there would be time later. A terminal cancer diagnosis changes her views. When Kaylee passes out and falls into a pond, Bastian Connelly, alone and suicidal, goes in after her, hoping he will drown. But life isn't done with Bastian and neither is love.