The Ugly Truth
If she can’t believe what she sees, can she believe what she feels?
When photojournalist Stephie Stephanova visits Ugly Creek, Tennessee to help her best friend, Madison, she expects a boring visit. Then she snaps a photo of something she shouldn’t have seen—and falls for a man she definitely shouldn’t have.
Jake Blackwood can deal with his scarred face, though not with his scarred past. A savvy antiques store owner with an eye for the finer things, he’s never seen anything so fine as Stephie. But his history with Madison hampers his desire to get closer. So does Stephie’s relentless curiosity about his oddball town.
As Stephie probes Ugly Creek’s mysteries, she’s torn between loyalty to Madison and her feelings for Jake. But when her snapshot threatens the secret at the heart of Ugly Creek, Stephie realizes she will sacrifice anything to protect Jake and the town he loves.
In the Smoky Mountains, a dragon rises.
Jessica Knight was enjoying a hike with her daughter when an accidental discovery gives her the shock of her life. Her biologist sensibilities refuse to believe the creature is a dragon, but it sure looks like one.
Being a local, Colonel Drew McGregor is the obvious choice for the army to send on a quest for the strange animal reported to look much like a dragon. Not only does he find the creature, he is reunited with the love of his life.
Torn apart sixteen years ago by tragedy and guilt, neither Jessica nor Drew dreamed the other might still care. Before the two of them can consider the possibility of a second chance, they have a lot of talking to do. Unfortunately, discussion has to take a backseat to a young dragon and the motives of the people around
Kia must learn to trust—before the evil in her house destroys them all
.For Kia Wolfe, moving to an isolated mountaintop is an act of independence from her demanding family and ex-fiancé. She’s literally dreamed about the regal old house for years, and for the first time in her life she feels at home. She’s here to stay, even though the house’s history of violent deaths is enough to scare off most people.
Garrett McKnight, owner of the contracting firm Kia has hired to renovate her house, is wary of the new resident. Emotionally bruised and battered by a self-centered ex-wife, he can’t get around the fact that there’s something about Kia that both attracts him and sets him on edge. And when Kia dabbles in a bit of Wicca, accidentally unleashing a hidden evil, it’s tempting to walk away and leave her to her to her fate.
But he can’t. Not when four people have died in that house.
This title contains the following: a bit of explicit sex, a touch of graphic language, some graphic violence, and a scare or two.