The Thought Readers
A new series about mind readers from a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
Everyone thinks Iâ€™m a genius.
Everyone is wrong.
Sure, I finished Harvard at eighteen and now make crazy money at a hedge fund. But thatâ€™s not because Iâ€™m unusually smart or hard-working.
Itâ€™s because I cheat.
You see, I have a unique ability. I can go outside time into my own personal version of realityâ€”the place I call â€œthe Quietâ€â€”where I can explore my surroundings while the rest of the world stands still.
I thought I was the only one who could do thisâ€”until I met her.
My name is Darren, and this is how I became entangled with all the Russians and learned that Iâ€™m a Reader.
Prince of Hearts
Book One in The Elders and Welders Chronicles
London: 1896. Airships rule the skies, and automatons run the tracks at Ascot. Since the Great Exhibition of 1851, Her Majestyâ€™s Empire has been powered by the Steam Revolution and Welding science. It is a time of glorious innovation and dangerous civil unrest.
But Miss Aline Finch, prim, plain career girl, has more important things on her mind than the state of the Empire. After her employer, the handsome but insufferable criminologist, Professor Romanov, hares off for parts unknown in a slightly-illegal dirigible, stranding her in France, she has finally had enough. In a fit of pique, she decides to marry her long-time and very proper suitor, quitting Romanov for good.
The last thing the Professor expects to come home to is his secretaryâ€™s mutiny. Finchâ€™s timing couldnâ€™t be any more inconvenient, for a serial murderer from Romanovâ€™s past has set his sights on her. Romanov must keep her close if he has any chance of protecting her life – and the dangerous secrets the murderer threatens to expose. For the Professor is much, much more than he seems, and the secrets that he keeps are centuries old – and hidden deep in his heart.
When the Professor discovers Finch is to wed, however, he is forced to confront the truth of the matter: he doesnâ€™t just want his secretary back to protect her. He wants her in his bed. Forever.
Aline fights Romanovâ€™s seduction, but sheâ€™s no match for her own unruly desires, or the truth of her own heart. But when the Professorâ€™s true identity is exposed, destroying the very foundations of Alineâ€™s conception of reality, will the Professor lose her forever? Or will the murderer succeed in his evil plot to destroy them both before they can find their happy ending?
Mackenzie Smith has always known that she was different. Growing up as the only human in a pack of rural shapeshifters will do that to you, but then couple it with some mean fighting skills and a fiery temper and you end up with a woman that few will dare to cross. However, when the only father figure in her life is brutally murdered, and the dangerous Brethren with their predatory Lord Alpha come to investigate, Mack has to not only ensure the physical safety of her adopted family by hiding her apparent humanity, she also has to seek the blood-soaked vengeance that she craves.
A. W. Exley
Cara Devon has always suffered curiosity and impetuousness, but tangling with a serial killer might cure that. Permanently.
1861. Cara has a simple mission in London – finalise her father’s estate and sell off his damned collection of priceless artifacts. Her plan goes awry when a killer stalks the nobility, searching for an ancient Egyptian relic rumoured to hold the key to immortality.
Nathaniel Trent, known as the villainous viscount, is relentless in his desire to lay his hands on both Cara and the priceless artifacts. His icy exterior and fiery touch stirs Cara’s demons, or could he lay them to rest?
Self-preservation fuels Cara’s search for the gem known as Nefertiti’s Heart. In a society where everyone wears a mask to hide their true intent, she needs to figure out who to trust, before she sacrifices her own heart and life.