Books

The Animal Companions Series

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All of the elephants wept as one of their own lay dying in childbirth. But Kanita, the daughter of the royal elephant trainer, refused to give up. With her own hands, she helped bring the baby elephant, Safi, into the world, beginning a lifelong friendship between a girl and her elephant.

But many of the villagers worried about the curse of the white elephant with the red birthmark across her face.

Raised in the mountains of northern Siam, Kanita’s idyllic life is shattered when she is ordered to marry a much older man and leave her beloved yet cursed elephant behind. But Kanita’s stubborn nature refuses to bow to her parents’ wishes.

Kanita and Safi flee their village with the goal of redeeming Safi from her cursed reputation and cementing their bond, vowing to never be separated.

But the jungle is more dangerous than Kanita or Safi could have imagined.

Follow Kanita and Safi through the jungles of ancient Siam in a story of friendship, hope, and redemption.

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Lihua never could have imagined that the birth of a little brother would end the life she knew.

Raised in a poor country village, Lihua prayed her parents would have a son to bring peace and balance to the family. But she did not foresee how living in such poverty would force her parents to face a terrible choice they once made that would now cost Lihua everything.

Suddenly told to leave her home, Lihua begins a treacherous journey alone. After being attacked on the road the first day, an unlikely hero comes to her aid: a panda she decides to call Panpan. Bound together for love and survival, Lihua and Panpan travel together through the mountains and forest of western China as Lihua struggles to find her new place in the world.

A Girl and her Panda is part the Animal Companion series, but each book is a stand-alone novel with new characters and adventures.

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After watching her parents serve in British households for her whole life, Priya has grown to despise every aspect of British colonialism. To avoid being assigned to a servant position of her own, Priya runs away from home the night before her sixteenth birthday.

But she doesn’t get far.

Alone on the streets of Mumbai, Priya is kidnapped and taken captive aboard a smuggler’s ship bound for England.

And in the cage next to her – is a ferocious mama tiger named Nabhitha!

When Priya and the tiger see a chance for escape, will Priya dare to take it? Or will she end up the tiger’s dinner?

Follow Priya and Nabhitha on a journey of courage and second chances.

A Girl and her Tiger is the third book in the Animal Companion Series, but each book is a stand-alone novel with new characters and adventures.

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New Adult Romance

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At 27, Winnie is on the verge of becoming an old maid. And she’s just fine with that. In medical school and studying for admission to an exclusive training program, Winnie just needs a few more years to get her life in order before she can even think about getting married.

But her mother has other plans.

Winnie’s mother orders her to return home for Chinese New Year to meet a young man she is sure Winnie will agree to marry if she only meets him. But Winnie won’t let anything—even her overbearing mother—stand in her way of her own goals and dreams. So she does the one thing she is sure will get her mother off her back—she hires a New Year boyfriend.

Kai’s life is a wreck. Working two jobs to help pay for his mother’s cancer treatments, Kai has no time for family, fun, or love. But when he sees a job advertisement for posing as a New Year boyfriend, he can’t pass up the opportunity for some quick and easy cash.

It was supposed to be strictly a business arrangement. But as Winnie and Kai’s worlds come crashing down around them, their fake relationship might be the only real thing they have left.

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