Dead Man Calling: An Undertaker Mystery (Undertaker Mysteries Book 1)
Want total chaos? Mix ghosts, with a sexy werewolf, a crazy monkey, and a totally lost reaper!
Jazz Sweeney has just inherited a mortuary, which would be so bad, except she has also inherited the ghosts that go with it.
Life suddenly changes for Jazz when she receives an inheritance from her long lost grandfather. She bids farewell to her job at Happy Days Burgers and sets out to convert Blackwell Rest into a nightclub.
But she has a few surprises coming her way.
It would seem that her estranged grandfather’s accidental death, might not have been an accident. If this isn’t bad enough, old man Blackwell’s pet monkey now needs a home, and the ghosts that come along with her inheritance, need a new psychic detective to help them with all their unfinished business, which usually involves murder.
And then things get worse!
Dead Is Better (Charlie & Rose Investigate Book 1)
Charles Stone has just woken up dead. Well he’s pretty sure he’s dead, what with the bullet holes in his chest and all. He also appears to be totally alone in the after-life except for the ghostly dog who seems to be his new companion.
Unable to interact with the world of the living other than watching and listening, he and the dead dog (whom he names Rose) have nothing to do and all the time in the world to do it.
When Charles and Rose try to unravel the circumstances of Charles’s death, they uncover a criminal who is raking in millions of dollars by cruelly exploiting, and sometimes killing, his victims.
But what difference can a ghost make?
And what does the damn dog have to do with any of this?
Romancing Redemption | Western Romance: Clearwater County (Redemption Series Book 1)
Escaping her past may be harder than she thought…
Facing a life of prostitution or homelessness, Rosie must make a choice centered on keeping her and her sister safe in the wilds of an unforgiving Montana land. With their background, the two girls need a fresh start.
In Colby, Montana opportunities are as thick as needles on a pine tree. Savvy and independent, Rosie decides to take a chance and start a business, earning her the respect of many town residents.
She catches the eye of two men. One interested in exploiting her past and one interested in redeeming her heart.
But Rosie’s secrets and who she really is shadow her hopes for happiness. Can a man love her most when her past refuses to leave?
Clash of Clans: Diary of a Wimpy Barbarian: Book 1: The Clashing of Clans
Skulk is having a bad day. A really bad day. First, he can’t get into his house because another barbarian blocked his door with a rock. Then, when trying to level up, he manages to cut off the elixir ley line to the entire town. This wouldn’t be such a big issue if it wasn’t for those darn Goblins. Without the elixir ley line, his town has no hope of healing.
Follow Skulk on a journey from being just another wimpy Barbarian to, what he hopes, will turn him into the town hero.
Will he find the cause of the ley line meltdown?
Will he escape the Goblins?
Who is the mysterious archer?
Based on the popular game, Clash of Clans, these characters take their cue from recognizable game characters. Stepping it up a notch, this story will take you into the world of Clash of Clans like you’ve never been before. Entertaining, funny, and exciting join Skulk as he goes from wimpy to hero.
Night of Shadows
Her sister, Joan, has been missing for more than a week and this time Melinda Bailey is really worried. True, her sister has always been a bit impulsive and flighty, but it is not like her to go off without a suitcase, without even a word to her husband, Preston. When Melinda wants to come out to New Mexico to help search for her, Preston says no. And that makes Melinda worry even more. Could he be involved in Joan’s disappearance?
Ignoring his protests, Melinda hops the next flight out of Atlanta, then rents a truck to drive out to Sacramento Ranch. Bad weather makes her lose her way, though, and she nearly drowns in the flood waters. She owes her life to Mac McClure, Joan’s brother-in-law, who pulls her to safety. After a rocky start, they become friends…with potential. But can she trust him? Melinda is certain that Joan did not walk off on her own. Something scandalous is casting a shadow over the ranch. Can she unravel the plot in time to save her sister — and herself?
Nursing A Grudge (A Maternal Instincts Mystery Book 4)
Bringing up baby
Sleep deprivation, diaper blowouts, and breastfeeding mishaps are status quo for new mom Kate Connolly. But when she decides to turn private investigator in order to work from home, her To-Do List expands exponentially:
1. Buy diapers.
2. Get back in shape.
3. Order lock pick set…
Bringing down a killer
Her friend Jill’s boyfriend falls to his death under questionable circumstances. Juggling mommy duties and unorthodox investigation techniques, Kate must determine whether the scathing review Jill wrote about a local restaurant is connected to his untimely death…and whether the killer might strike again.
Black & White & Dead All Over (Lost Hat, Texas, Mystery Series Book 1)
What happens when the Internet service provider in a small town spies on his clients’ cyber-lives and blackmails them for gifts and services?
Murder; that’s what happens.
Penelope Trigg moves to Lost Hat, Texas to open a photography studio and find herself as an artist. Things are going great. She’s got a few clients, some friends, even a hot new high-tech boyfriend. But when Penny submits some nude figure studies of him to a contest, she gets hit with a blackmail letter in her inbox. “Do what I want or your lover’s nudie pix get splattered across the Internet.” The timing couldn’t be worse, so Penny is forced to submit to the blackmailer’s demands. Then people start dying and all the clues point to her. She has to rattle every skeleton in every closet in Lost Hat to keep herself out of jail and find the real killer.
Seasons of Her Life
Having left behind a bitter childhood, Ruby Connors quickly finds that marriage is not quite the escape she imagined. Instead, as a military wife in Washington, D.C., loneliness turns out to be her most dependable companion. But determined to realize her faith in happiness, she raises her two children in a nurturing, beautiful home that mirrors her resourcefulness and good sense. It’s the perfect environment in which to bake delicious, unforgettable cookies. After years of struggle, Mrs. Sugar’s Cookies succeeds beyond Ruby’s wildest dreams. But closest to her heart is the memory of the man she longs for in her soul…
Ultimate Betrayal, Joseph Badal’s 8th thriller, was inspired by actual events. It takes the reader on an action-packed, adrenaline-boosting ride, from the streets of South Philadelphia, through the Afghanistan War, to Mafia drug smuggling, to the halls of power at the CIA and the White House.
David Hood comes from the streets of South Philadelphia, is a decorated Afghanistan War hero, builds a highly successful business, marries the woman of his dreams, and has two children he adores. But there are two ghosts in David’s past.
One is the guilt he carries over the death of his brother. The other is a specter that will do anything to murder him.
A Secret Rage
Dropped by her agent, New York City model Nickie Callahan decides to start over—moving back to the South to finish school at Houghton College in Knolls, Tennessee. But Knolls isn’t the quiet town Nickie remembers from her youth. A rapist is targeting the women of Houghton, growing bolder and more vicious with each brutal attack, leaving the community gripped by fear.
When the violence affects Nickie personally, she moves from fear to fury—resolving to catch the rapist at any cost. After joining forces with another survivor, Nickie discovers that the attacks are not random—the rapist knows his victims. With that small clue, and an ironclad determination to stop him from striking again, Nickie begins the grim search for the relentless assailant hiding in plain sight.
Chase The Wild Pigeons: A novel of the Civil War
The Civil War South in 1863 is desperate and dangerous. For Joe, a 12-year-old boy suddenly alone and 600 mile from home, it’s a nightmare come true.
This adventure story is a tale of a special friendship that only comes along once in a lifetime. Joe, who is white, and Peter, sixteen and a free Black, become unlikely friends and learn to depend on each other as they try to escape the desperate Confederate South.
Follow these two as they trek through a war-torn countryside and witness war at its worst, up close and personal. They travel through a landscape that has been decimated by brutal battles, and they encounter people that have suffered the extreme hardships and depredation of three years of war. All the while they learn to depend on each other and grow a binding love as special as any two brothers.
Wayward Pines: The Widow Lindley (Kindle Worlds Novella)
When Karen Lindley’s daughter is snatched from her swing set, Karen discovers that her town—Wayward Pines—is not the place she thought it was. In response, the distressed mother, who grew up a Quaker and has never seen a gun, steals weapons from the sheriff’s office and tools from a local hardware store. Frantically racing to rescue her stolen daughter, she is surprised to discover she knows how to expertly handle these dangerous, heavy tools.
And it suddenly occurs to Karen that not only has her town changed, she has no idea who she is either!
The man was sinful. It wasn’t just the looks that made him dangerous, it was the cocky confidence that dominated every move, every touch. And the frustrating yet ecstatic fact about the whole package was that he could back it all up…
Julia Campbell never knows what to expect with win-at-all-costs Brad De Luca. And she’s starting to like it that way. She gave up safe, conventional relationships when she let the elite divorce attorney seduce her into his world. Now that he’s determined to strip her naked of every inhibition, she’s in danger of falling too deep and too fast.
But their affair begins to feel even more dangerous when a murder leaves a trail of suspicion that points straight to the mob…and Brad. Trusting a man with a bad reputation and a past full of secrets seems like a mistake.
Willow Grove Abbey (Somerville Trilogy Book 1)
This fast-paced novel focuses upon the life of the primary character, Lady Sophia Somerville, who begins life as the daughter of the charismatic but unscrupulous Earl Nigel Somerville and his wife, the breathtaking, but rage-prone Countess Pamela Somerville. Sophia’s journey of growth begins with her attendance at The Ashwick Park School, followed by her much anticipated debutante season, both of which become watershed moments in her life. Written in the first person, this book is rich in historical detail about the fascinating era in which she lives, and the reader experiences those tumultuous times through Sophia’s eyes.
Willow Grove Abbey is a love story which faces tremendous obstacles due to Sophia’s parent’s refusal to give their blessing to a marriage between their daughter and the man she adores, physician and RAF Group Captain, Spencer Stanton. It is also the story of her relationship with school mate and dearest friend, Edwina Phillips, which takes the reader from the joyous times of youth in the 1930’s to heartbreaking betrayal.
Fighting Envy: A Deadly Sins Novel
Some people get a tattoo – a piece of art that enhances or reveals something about them that they like. Other people, like me, are branded by something – actions or words. “No one will ever love you, Rowan, you’re not worthy.” Those are the words that created my blemish, my scar, my mark upon my soul. They were words whispered by the woman who should have loved me most. But in the darkest moment of my life, one where I stood abandoned and alone, one man proved to me that she was wrong.
When I desperately needed someone, MMA fighter Jackson Stone crashed into my life. He wasn’t the one who should have been there, but he was exactly the person I needed He believed that only fools live in the past. He showed me that a real relationship is full of dreams, faith, trust and passion. He taught me that love is worth fighting for – even when it’s unexpected and more of a collision of hearts and souls.
Laid Out (Worth the Fight)
As an Army brat, Violet Channing could never meet her dad’s high expectations. But in the eyes of her best friend, she could do no wrong. He even insisted that he should be her first kiss. Now Cain Sorensen is all grown up, hardened by years in special ops and always looking for a good fight. Tall, with striking blue eyes and impossibly blond hair, he’s a modern-day Viking warrior. Of course, Violet’s all grown up, too, and she’s ready to surrender to his every command.
Cain knows he’s bad for Violet. His work is dangerous, and his hobbies are downright deadly. As a private mercenary and a mixed martial arts fighter, he could never let such an innocent soul into his world. And yet his most grueling combat training is no match for Violet’s killer curves, hot touch, and suggestive glances. Now all of Cain’s most explosive fantasies are coming true—but once they cross the line between friends and lovers, there’s no turning back.
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