History's Lover

      Loren Elias
History's Lover

Theirs is a tale of forbidden love. A man who has trained his whole life to see the world only as it is falls in love with a woman who sees the world as it can be.Seven authors, seven visions, seven short stories make up Murder, Mayhem, Monsters, and Mistletletoe. Rae Ford, Rodney Hall, C.R. Garmen, Michelle Rabe, Lindy Spencer, Jamie Sheffield, and Brenda Tetreault share their stories in this winter-themed anthology.Cold Burn - From The Luminosi Brotherhood Series - by Rae Ford. A surprise from Chicago Detective Tyson Roberts' distant past distracts him from his preparation for the team's expedition to Antarctica. The question is, is this distraction a blessing or a curse?"Mr. John – by Rodney Hall. DetectiveJohn Peterson stared through the blinding snow. He had to ask himself if what he saw was real, or if he was losing his mind.A Perfect Christmas – by C.R. Garmen. A short and sweet reminder of the virtue of giving during the holidays.Another First for Christmas – by Michelle Rabe. New vampire Eric Kincade faces his first holiday season with fangs.Above the Bridge – by Lindy Spencer. There's a huge difference between life above the bridge and below it...except for Karma. From her, there's no escape.Now is the Winter – by Jamie Sheffield. Richie Gloucester is a spoiled man-child on a trip away from the cold of a Manhattan winter to the tropics, with murder in his heart. His plans, and life, take a bizarre turn when he meets an unlikely heroine who helps him take control of his life ... literally.Merry Christmas, Baby – by Brenda Tetreault. Christmas is a time of love and magic. But sometimes love needs a helping hand.
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    Gwendoline's Story

      Loren Elias
Gwendoline's Story

When a young maiden, upon whom every luxury in life has been bestowed, is sent away upon discovery that she possesses an ancient power that she did not even know existed, her world is shattered. She can only dream and hope that this is just the beginning of one of those books of love and adventure she so adores.As she finds herself swept away into the enchanted caves that are said to be the only safe place for her,she learns that no place is safe except that which we make so ourselves.Will a dashing knight come to rescue her?Will she ever return home to the people and the life she so loved?In this short story excerpt from Sorrow’s Twin Sister:Book 3 of The Healer’s Creed Series,a tormented young girl struggles to understand her power,to control it.Can any goodness arise from this curse or is she no more than the monster her beloved uncle declared her to be?
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    Sanctuary's Assassin (The Complete Part 1)

      Loren Elias
Sanctuary's Assassin (The Complete Part 1)

A healer’s duty is to sustain life, not take it. It seems a fact irrefutable. But when a dark prophecy seems ripe to unfold, She will become His Instrument of Death.A healer’s duty is to sustain life, not take it. It seems a fact irrefutable. But when a dark prophecy seems ripe to unfold, She will become His Instrument of Death.After the Wrongful Execution of her father, the Healer takes the young girl in, intent on Raising her in Five Virtues, Squelching thoughts of Revenge, Training her to take her place among the Elite Guard that protects him from the Tyrannical King who has sworn to rid the world of Magic, but when that King brutally murders one of the healer's own and a Dark Prophecy seems ripe to unfold, he will go from forbidding revenge to laying the way for her. His Sanctuary of Healing will birth an Assassin.
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