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From deadly mountains to lost in a canyon, stuck in an elevator or blinded by the rain, these stories take the reader from fear to happily ever after.

This is not like any reality show Lexi Zimmer had ever seen. Her excitement quickly fades when she realizes that her time in the Ozark mountains, along with 29 others, is complicated by a murderer set out to make sure that no one reaches the end and claims the prize.

Jake Ward, a cop hired to catch a killer, finds his job complicated by the presence of wide-eyed participants out for money and a tiny slip of a beauty who is much tougher than she looks.

Can these two survive until the end and find a love bigger than the Ozark Mountains?

Willow's life changes when she meets Case hiking on a Sedona mesa. Her artistic career, and climbing red rocks, fill her solitary life, a lifestyle she learned from her deceased mother and aunt. But Case has family, and when Willow meets them and sees their wealth, her friendship with Case must end. Yet saying goodbye hurts as she refuses Case's invitations and hikes on her own. Alone she weighs her choices, and when lost on a mesa, she learns a lesson about life, love and never wanting to be lost again.

Harmony Smith has taken over her aunt and uncle's women's fashion business, and she has little time for anything else. Blake Wyndham is the founder and CEO of an athletic gear company that requires long hours and all of his attention. One Sunday afternoon, they're the only two people on the high-rise office-building elevator when it gets stuck. And they're stranded for hours. Their instant attraction grows by the minute, so when they elevator doors finally open, Blake makes it his mission to get to know her better.

Most people think that Harmony hasn't had a romantic relationship because she's focused on business, but the truth is, she's self-conscious and concerned about her weight. She doesn't feel that she's lovable since she carries a few extra pounds, which is one of the things Blake likes about her. He'd stopped dating women who couldn't enjoy a great meal and hold a decent conversation.

As he gets to know this beautiful, smart woman, he thinks he might have found someone special - someone he could do things with, enjoy delicious dinners with, and hold stimulating conversations that make him think. But there's that one issue that stands in their way, and it's her reluctance to let go of her fears and assumptions of what men want.

Christie Rinkley flies out of rainy Seattle headed for Loreto, Mexico on her honeymoon. The only drawback: she is on a honeymoon for one. When the local adventure hiking guide tries to warn the blonde lady that a monsoon is expected, it is lost in translation. Why worry about a chance of rain when the sky is blue and the sun is shining? Unless that hike is in Mesquite Canyon with two rock walls and a rising creek in the middle. When the winds begin to howl and skies burst, Christie knows she is sunk. Thank goodness burly, good-looking, "Alabama Joe" discovers that the "Americana loco" is hiking the canyon alone. This romantic comedy takes a fun twist when it becomes obvious to Joe that Christie needs rescuing in more ways than one. Fairhope, Alabama may just hold the key to Christie's dreams, and Joe's comical aunts; Hattie and Bessie, are determined to help make those dreams come true.

Genre: Inspirational

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Paperback Editions

August 2018 : Paperback

Title: Stranded
Author(s): Cynthia Hickey, Gail Gaymer Martin, Debby Mayne, Renee Riva, Martha Rogers
ISBN: 1-71815-979-X / 978-1-71815-979-2
Publisher: Independently published
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Kindle Editions

October 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Stranded: Five romantic novellas where love finds the lost
Author(s): Cynthia Hickey, Gail Gaymer Martin, Debby Mayne, Renee Riva, Martha Rogers
Publisher: Forget Me Not Romances, a division of Winged Publications
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