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Crazy in Paradise (Paradise Florida Keys Mystery Series Book 1)

Crazy in Paradise (Paradise Florida Keys Mystery Series Book 1)

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The Florida Keys has everything for your perfect vacation. Beaches, betrayal and enemies.

Madison Westin inherits a whole lot more than her aunt's beachfront cottages. Taking on a slew of colorful and shady tenants, Madison navigates a whole new world of drunks, ex-convicts, and fugitives. But all new businesses have their hang-ups. 

With a ruthless lawyer and the former property manager out for blood, Madison is forced to enlist her Glock-rocking bestie to help her take down vile enemies.  But can the feisty Madison ace a crash course in blackmail, murder, and drugs before it's too late?

Watched (The Watched Series Book 1)

Watched (The Watched Series Book 1)

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Even at fifteen, sometimes it takes murder to get what you want.

Christy Hadden never fit in. Desperate for change, she accepts a scholarship that sends her on a national political trip to Washington, D.C. Fitting in could be just around the corner. Her hope dies when she discovers the hierarchy in the group is even less accepting than at her high school.

But when Christy witnesses the murder of a senator’s aide and unwittingly involves the whole group, she finds herself hunted by the killers and watched not only by the FBI, who want to protect her, but also by two hot guys—and the girls who lay claim on them.

Threatened on all sides, she must change if she wants to survive, but who will she have to become?

If she can’t find a way to believe in herself enough to become who the FBI needs her to be and the courage to stand up for herself and lead her group, it will cost them their lives.

Sometimes murder is just the beginning.

If you like spine-tingling suspense, wall-to-wall action, and non-stop adventure with a dash of romance, you’ll love the first book in Cindy M. Hogan’s page-turning Watched series. Buy Watched to start the white-knuckle thrill ride of the Watched series today.

Young Adult, Teen, Mystery, Action/Adventure, romance, survival, spies

All Cindy's books in order

THE WATCHED Series
Watched
Protected
Created
Adrenaline Rush
Hotwire
Fatal Exchange
Secrets
Redemption Lost
Scepter

CODE OF SILENCE SERIES
Kate Unmasked
Kate Concealed
Kate Empowered
Kate Unleashed

Christy and Jeremy Novellas
Royal Guard
Secrets in the Sand
Secrets in the Storm

GRAVEDIGGERS

SWEET N' SOUR KISSES

The Descension in the STRANGE AND LOVELY ANTHOLOGY
Wingless


Diary of the Displaced - Book 1 - The Journal of James Halldon

Diary of the Displaced - Book 1 - The Journal of James Halldon

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There is a place where nightmares are real. A dark and terrifying place that is hidden from the world we know, by borders that only the most unfortunate of souls will ever cross.
James Halldon woke up in the dark, alone.
No food. No water. No light. Almost no memories of his past.
Things moved in the darkness around him. Things that growled.
And daytime never seemed to come.
"Of all the places I had to end up, it had to be here."

Readers are calling the DIARY OF THE DISPLACED series:
"A wild ride through a stunning imagination." ... "An epic journey through places best left in darkness." ... "I was hooked in the first few pages." ... "Mysterious, compelling, and brilliantly imagined." ... "Unpredictable with great character development." ... "Great books...enjoyed from first word to last." ... "Unexpectedly excellent!" ... "Very bizarre and imaginative."

If it's dark when you wake up, and you can hear growling, then close your eyes and maybe it will go away.
But maybe it won't.

...

I have no idea where I am, and I don't know what day it is. I could guess at how much time has passed since I arrived here, but other than that, I'm lost.
It was January, I think. The 8th sounds about right to me, but I'm not sure.
I'm trying to write down everything that has happened so far, otherwise this isn't going to make any sense to anyone but myself, if it even makes sense at all. Not that I'm expecting anyone else to read this, but you never know, do you?

The Deepest Cut (The MacKinnon Curse Book 1)

The Deepest Cut (The MacKinnon Curse Book 1)

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Sixteen-year-old Riley Williams has been able to see ghosts since the car crash that took her mother's life and shattered her family. Guilt-ridden over the belief that she's somehow responsible for her mom's death, Riley is desperate to see her mother's elusive spirit to gain her forgiveness.

When her father moves the family to Scotland so they can all start over, Riley believes her life couldn't get worse––that is until the ghost of nineteen-year-old Ian MacKinnon catches her purposely cutting herself. An uneasy truce quickly turns into friendship, and soon Riley's falling hard for Ian.

Riley believes her gift could help Ian end the curse that has kept him tied to the land for centuries, but that would mean letting him go forever and she's not sure she is strong enough to do that. As if her life wasn't complicated enough, the malevolent spirit of the woman who killed Ian returns and she'll stop at nothing to keep Riley from helping Ian find eternal peace.

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Excerpt:

I stared at him, and I don’t know what came over me, but I took the steps that separated us and I kissed him. I had meant for it only to be a chaste kiss, a you-make-me-so-happy kind of kiss, but it ended up being something completely altogether different.

I sensed his surprise, but only for an instant. The next thing I knew, his arms came around me, crushing me to him. I sighed into his mouth and he smiled against my lips before he deepened the kiss, his tongue sliding against mine, silky soft.

Exhilaration and need rushed through me as my hands flattened against his back. I could feel the play of muscle and sinew beneath my fingers. What I felt for Ian was real, and ironically he made me feel alive in a way I hadn’t been since my mom’s death.

Ian pulled away the slightest bit, looking down at me, his blue eyes intense. “We’re playing with fire, Riley Williams.”

“I don’t care.” And I didn’t care. I wanted Ian MacKinnon more than I’d ever wanted anything in my life.

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"If you're a fan of the tv shows Ghost Whisper, Medium and Vampire Diaries then you will love this book."
ROMANCE NOVEL JUNKIES

THE READING ORDER FOR THE SERIES IS:
The Deepest Cut
The Haunted
The Departed
The MacKinnon Curse (The Beginning) novella

THE BEAUTIFUL EVIL

THE BEAUTIFUL EVIL

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An emotionaly bereft woman purchases an antique vase which, once opened, changes her life in ways she never thought imaginable. CHECK OUT VIDEO TRAILER: rubyparadisepublications.com/THE-BEAUTIFUL-EVIL.html (Copy and put in address bar.)

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An emotionaly bereft woman purchases an antique vase which, once opened, changes her life in ways she never thought imaginable. CHECK OUT VIDEO TRAILER: rubyparadisepublications.com/THE-BEAUTIFUL-EVIL.html (Copy and put in address bar.)

Beyond Hades (The Prometheus Wars Book 1)

Beyond Hades (The Prometheus Wars Book 1)

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Myth blends with modern day action in this mind-bending adventure from USA Today and Amazon #1 best seller, Luke Romyn.



TOP 100 AMAZON BEST SELLER!



#1 BEST SELLING ACTION & ADVENTURE ON AMAZON!



#1 BEST SELLING URBAN FANTASY ON AMAZON!



#1 BEST SELLING MILITARY ADVENTURE ON AMAZON!




"You will get so sucked in that won't realize sitting down to read a chapter ends up being 'just one more' over and over again." -- 4.5 atoms out of 5 - ScienceFiction.com


""Luke Romyn's no holds barred, extraordinarily imaginative, mythic sci-fi fantasy series, The Prometheus Wars, blows the mind."" -- Toplist - Best Fiction Books


"This book is nonstop, relentless action... Just when you think a break is coming where you can breathe, it jumps right back into high gear." -- BookAddict

"Adrenaline is better than caffeine... Buckle up and hang on, because this is the best yet from Luke Romyn." -- Adina






Book 1 of The Prometheus Wars saga.



What if mythology isn't myth? The ancient Greeks told fabulously detailed stories involving unbelievable creatures - monsters dominating all tales from that time. Were they just highly imaginative, or was their inspiration from somewhere else?

Doctor Talbot Harrison, a professor in archeology, receives a phone call one day which will destroy everything he perceives as reality. His brother has been mysteriously killed and within moments the United States Military appear at his door, literally dragging him from his home. Thrown into a helicopter under intense armed guard, it doesn't take long until they are attacked by something which cannot possibly exist, something drawn to destroy the one man who can stop the beasts from a land beyond Hades....






"Couldn't put it down!... I was on a wild ride and am excited to read more from this truely talented author." -- Xsvblonde

"Move Over Stephen King!!... I am happy to put Luke Romyn at the top of my favorite author list. I can't wait for his next novel." -- Avid Reader

"What a ride!... Highly recommend this book to anyone that likes to escape into another world, or to anyone that simply loves a great read!" -- Ness05




The Vampire Relationship Guide, Volume 1: Meeting and Mating

The Vampire Relationship Guide, Volume 1: Meeting and Mating

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Josie's an average girl who just wants one simple thing out of life--to have sex with a vampire. When she receives an invitation to a party thrown by one of the world's richest vamps, she doesn't stop to question her luck; she jumps into her favorite stilettos and heads out to the event of a lifetime, hoping that she'll come home with a sexy party favor.

But the great undead aren't just pointy toothed hotties waiting to satisfy Josie's carnal desires. With a single-minded focus on fulfilling her sole sexual longing, Josie unwittingly entrenches herself in the twisted world of vampire relationships with no one to guide her but herself.

EXCERPT OF THIS PARANORMAL COMEDY ROMANCE

By the time we got to Rocket Burger, I felt like I’d been ridden hard and put away wet. And if I’d just been having sex that would have been great, but considering that I felt this way after a ten minute drive with Walker, it didn’t bode well for the rest of the evening.

Walker, as a vampire, generally didn’t get hot. So when the air conditioning went out in his truck he saw no need to fix it. In order to keep me from suffocating or sweating literally to death on the ride to Rocket Burger, we had to drive with the windows rolled down. Naturally this didn’t really cool me off so much as whip my hair into a crazy frenzy, get sand and road dust stuck to my face, and evenly spread my sweat all over my body. In short, I was disgusting.

We got out of the car and Walker asked me something but I couldn’t hear him over the roar of hundreds of motorcycles all revving their engines for bike night. Since I also can’t read lips I simply looked at Walker stupidly, unsure how to even react to the sounds he was obviously trying to make.

“You have a hair,” he shouted, “going up your nose!”

Of course I did. I ran my fingers through my hair and tried to make it look sexily tousled but I’m sure I didn’t achieve the look. “Can we get a table?” I shouted back to him.

He smiled and grabbed my hand and then pulled me toward the building. Rocket Burger is made up of two different sections--the original restaurant which is closed-in and air-conditioned and the ramshackle shack portion of the restaurant which has a lovely and quaint dirt floor, picnic tables, and random two-by-fours with plywood crookedly affixed to them as “walls.” How it has survived hurricane season in Florida for over fifty years is anybody’s guess.

Walker led me to the unair-conditioned ramshackle portion of the restaurant and we sat down at an empty picnic table. Since my white shorts were already looking less than clean, I didn’t bother to wipe off the seat. To hell with it, I thought. It’s not like we’re ever going on another date.

The waitress came to our table and asked what we wanted to drink. We both ordered beer and I went ahead and put in my hamburger order too. Walker, apparently, wasn’t hungry because he didn’t ask for anything in the way of food. Maybe I wasn’t the only one that wanted to get this over with quickly.

I was surprised when Walker’s hand reached across the table and rested on top of mine. One of my eyebrows went up and I looked at him. “Really? Is that how you feel this date is going? It’s going well enough to touch each other?”

He laughed. “I’m a man, Josie. We could be swinging bats at each other’s heads and I’d still want to touch you.

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"The snarky wit and humor Evelyn Lafont uses will leave you gasping for more." -Stephanie Gutenberger, www.bookloveblog.com
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"I wasn't sure what to expect from this book but whatever it was it sure went way beyond it. It was awesome. I loved it.Josie was smart, funny and totally sarcastic kinda girl that I love."-Amber, www.awesomesaucebookclub.com
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"I read half of this little novella last night in the bath. I thought I was going to have to sue Evelyn for the cost of a new kindle, the amount of times I nearly dropped it in the water from laughing so har

The Tempest: A Gisborne Novel (The Gisbornes Book 1)

The Tempest: A Gisborne Novel (The Gisbornes Book 1)

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Guy of Gisborne is a fierce, brooding knight. He is both feared and scorned by those under his command. But under his harsh exterior is a tormented soul, haunted by a tragic past...

Cassia is a peasant with a gift for healing, and a secret admiration for the feared lord Gisborne. When fate thrusts him into her hands, she quickly finds that he lives up to his dark reputation. But she also learns there is more to him than meets the eye...

Soon they are drawn into a passionate affair, discovering that love is a power that can overcome all things.

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Guy of Gisborne is a fierce, brooding knight. He is both feared and scorned by those under his command. But under his harsh exterior is a tormented soul, haunted by a tragic past...

Cassia is a peasant with a gift for healing, and a secret admiration for the feared lord Gisborne. When fate thrusts him into her hands, she quickly finds that he lives up to his dark reputation. But she also learns there is more to him than meets the eye...

Soon they are drawn into a passionate affair, discovering that love is a power that can overcome all things.

Death Has a Name (The Brodie Wade Series Book 2)

Death Has a Name (The Brodie Wade Series Book 2)

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A PARANORMAL THRILLER -- Book One of the Brodie Wade Series

There is a Truth that exists. It is active. Alive. It fights the bounds of reality to make itself known. It's not my truth. It's not anyone's truth. It is The Truth.

There are times when select individuals can see and interact with The Truth, but Brodie Wade has been able to interact with it since he was a child. It has scarred his mind and body, but it also gives him the ability to know things that he shouldn't know. Thus, he has taken employment as a psychic detective.

Working together with Detective Phil Dawson, Brodie must summon all of his will to go head-to-head with The Truth to solve the latest string of murders. It appears that the Midnight Killer has returned from the grave, beheading the unfortunate few that get in his way.

When The Truth confronts Brodie and tells him that he must protect the Third Key, Brodie must discover what - or who - The Third Key is to stop Death from regaining his physical form.

Praise for the Brodie Wade Series:
"Do you love characters that grab a hold of your heart and won't let go? How about paranormal mysteries? Want a dash of romance and true friendship on top? Then you really need to read The Brodie Wade series."
-- Keryl Raist, author of Sylvianna

The Bad Luck Wedding Dress

The Bad Luck Wedding Dress

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Book One in the reader beloved Bad Luck Wedding series.

They call it the Bad Luck Wedding Dress, and now Jenny Fortune's dressmaking clientele has begun staying away in droves. Yet, Jenny is sure that she can turn her luck around if she wears the dress herself at her very own wedding--all she needs is a groom.

Trace McBride is an attractive widower raising three little girls--or outlaws--who badly needs a woman's loving touch. Jenny isn't sure she knows how to win a marriage proposal, but she is willing to take off her spectacles, let down her honey-blond hair, and even give flirtation a try. When seduction turns to passion, Jenny risks everything--even her life--in the hope that she'll be lucky in love.

Darkness Falls

Darkness Falls

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When the disease spread through the world, people had no choice but to go into hiding. The Colony is hidden deep underground, far away from the vampires—humans that were transformed by the disease. The vampires are hideous, starving, and they will kill any human they come across.

Seventeen-year-old Kayla is a Bellator, a warrior that protects The Colony. In order to survive, there are three rules she must follow:
Rule #1—Never go out after dark.
Rule #2—Always carry a weapon.
Rule #3—No matter what, never EVER get bit.
But what happens when the rules Kayla has always lived by can no longer apply?

The Highers run The Colony and accept nothing less than perfection. One slip up can mean death. Kayla has always worked hard to follow the rules and strive for perfection. But during a moment of weakness, she lets her imperfections show. Her punishment is worse than death. She is chosen for The Gathering and is thrown out into a world full of starving vampires.
No one has ever survived The Gathering, at least that’s what Kayla’s been told. But when she runs into a group who insist they were once part of The Gathering, Kayla discovers the Highers have been keeping secrets. Secrets that could lead to a cure.

Love and Live to Read's Review--March 31, 2012
"The author has create a very unique and promising world that I would love to explore some more!"

Moonlight Book Reviews--April 11, 2012
"Darkness Falls is a riveting new novel, that is bound to be an even more thrilling series!"

Newly edited version released on 6/29/12. If you purchased a version that contains incorrect grammar or missing words, please call 1-866-216-1072 to request the updated version free of charge. Or for the UK call 1-206-266-2992.

Other books in the Darkness Falls Series:
Darkness Falls (Darkness Falls Series, Book 1)
Darkness Breaks (Darkness Falls Series, Book 2) Now Available! (ASIN: B0088MF82M)

Across the Veil (Summerland Book 1)

Across the Veil (Summerland Book 1)

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#1 Amazon Best Seller -Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Anthologies & Short Stories
#1 Amazon Best Seller - Literature & Fiction > Short Stories


Princess Talia from Summerland has been hiding across the veil in the human world for the past five years.

Starring in a hit television show as human actress, Natalie Thurmont, her charmed new life is shattered when the past comes knocking on her door.

"Across the Veil" won Romance in the Backseat book review's Paranormal Fight Club short story contest.

Short Fiction (6,200 words)

Dandy Detects (Victorian San Francisco Stories Book 2)

Dandy Detects (Victorian San Francisco Stories Book 2)

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In the fall of 1879, San Francisco swelters under a heat wave while Barbara Hewitt, a reserved school-teacher, uncovers a mystery with the help of her son’s dog, the Boston Terrier, Dandy.

This short story, which comes chronologically after Maids of Misfortune, is set in the 19th century, gas-lit world of Annie Fuller and her O’Farrell Street boarding house, which Locke writes about in her Victorian San Francisco Mystery series.

The Bones of the Earth (Dark Age Trilogy Book 1)

The Bones of the Earth (Dark Age Trilogy Book 1)

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The Dark Age, eastern Europe: the earth has decided to rid itself of humanity with earthquakes, volcanoes and new plagues. Civilizations, even the mighty Roman Empire, crumble under the pressure of barbarian waves that are fleeing worse terrors.

Rejected by his own people, pursued by a dragon, young Javor heads for Constantinople, the centre of civilization, looking for answers to the puzzle of his great-grandfather’s dagger and the murder of his family.

On the ancient, crumbling Roman highway across haunted, deserted Dacia, Javor rescues the beautiful Danisa from a human sacrifice. He cannot help falling in love with her. But Danisa has her own plans, and when she is kidnapped again, Javor has to wonder: what is the connection between his dagger, his lover and his enemies?

Shadow Unit 1

Shadow Unit 1

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The FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit hunts humanity's worst nightmares. But there are nightmares humanity doesn't dream are real.

The BAU sends those cases down the hall. There, Stephen Reyes and his team pursue criminals transformed by a mysterious force: the anomaly.

Welcome to Shadow Unit.

The Shadow Unit series was created by award-winning authors Emma Bull and Elizabeth Bear.

Contains four novellas:

“Breathe” by Emma Bull
“Knock On Coffins” by Elizabeth Bear
“Dexterity” by Sarah Monette
“A Handful of Dust” by Will Shetterly

plus bonus material.

In September

In September

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Events that occur throughout the years during the month of September connect the interwoven destinies of two women, born a generation apart on different continents. Amanda and Rani both grow up in South Australia, but never meet until their paths finally intersect in New York City where they are caught up in the September tragedy that will change the world.

A Skillet, a Spatula, and a Dream

A Skillet, a Spatula, and a Dream

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USA Today bestselling author Barbara Bretton shares forty easy-to-prepare recipes that range from Almost Perfect Pad Thai to Atlantic City Zuppa, from Lake Tung Ting Shrimp to Cape May Clam Chowder with humorous and heartwarming takes on the writer's life peppered throughout.

REVISED November 2011.

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This mesmerizing, suspenseful, and richly atmospheric tale of time travel follows the dual life of Julia Beckett. After she purchases Greywethers–a centuries-old Wilshire farmhouse she’s admired since childhood–Julia is transported back in time to 17th-century England as Mariana, a young woman whose existence threatens to eclipse her present-day life.

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Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Todd Burpo, Sonja Burpo, Colton Burpo and Lynn VincentKindle Daily Deal: Heaven is for Real

When four-year-old Colton Burpo made it through an emergency appendectomy, his family was overjoyed at his miraculous survival. In the months that followed, Colton began telling a story as beautiful as it was extraordinary: his disarmingly innocent, plainspoken, and detailed account of his out-of-body journey to heaven and back.

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Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth by Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss GlasserKindle Daily Deal: Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth

The creators of the best-selling “Fancy Nancy” picture book series present their beloved character, Nancy Clancy, in her first chapter book. Nancy and her best friend, Bree, have everything they need to solve a mystery, but when crime strikes in their classroom, will they be able to crack the case?

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