A Suspicion of Guilt
Sexual obsession and murder, set against the backdrop of the modern West. When his illicit lover is discovered brutally murdered, Alex Byrne watches as his former lover, the lead homicide detective, slowly closes in on him. But is he the killer? Or is he being framed? And is Byrne trying to find the real murderer? Or set up a fall guy?
The Medium (Emily Chambers Spirit Medium Book 1)
Seventeen year-old spirit medium Emily Chambers has a problem. Actually, she has several. As if seeing dead people isn’t a big enough social disadvantage, she also has to contend with an escaped demon and a handsome ghost with a secret past. And then there’s the question of her parentage. Being born an entire year after her father’s death (yes, a year) and without the pale skin of other respectable English ladies, Emily is as much a mystery as the dead boy assigned to her.
Jacob Beaufort’s spirit has been unable to crossover since his death. It might have something to do with the fact he was murdered. Or it might not. All he knows is, he has been assigned by the Otherworld’s administrators to a girl named Emily. A girl who can see and touch him. A girl who released a shape-shifting demon into the mortal realm. Together they must send the demon back before it wreaks havoc on London.
The Devil Wears Clogs
Have you contemplated what your life would have been like if you lived abroad? Have you dreamt of taking your career overseas? You are not alone. The victim of an extreme case of wanderlust, author Jennifer Burge, has been on a mission to see as much of the world as possible, beginning with Europe. At thirty, Jennifer began the journey in real-life, having one of the world’s largest tech consulting firms finance her plans.
Within days of the collapse of the Twin Towers, the “mission” comes in the form of an international assignment in Germany. As tomorrow is no longer guaranteed, Jennifer knows she must walk through the open door or risk losing the opportunity of a lifetime.
Deadly Gamble: A Girl and Her Dog Cozy Mystery (Charlie Parker Book 1)
In this debut almost-cozy mystery series novel, Charlie Parker, accountant and partner in an Albuquerque private investigation firm, is visited by her old school friend, Stacy North. Stacy’s Rolex watch is missing and she begs Charlie to help locate it before her husband finds out. Things are complicated by the fact that Stacy had been seeing another man, Gary Detweiller, and he’s the one she suspects of having stolen the watch. With a little detective work, Charlie and her sidekick dog, Rusty, retrieve the missing watch and all should be well. But three days later, Detweiller is murdered. All eyes turn to Stacy as the prime suspect.
Once again, Stacy begs Charlie’s help in proving her innocence. As she begins to ask questions, Charlie learns that Detweiller’s life was not as simple as first perceived and that any number of people had grievances against him. And before she can pinpoint the killer, her own life is in danger as well.
Crazy, VA (Lil & Boris #1) (Lil and Boris Mysteries)
Sheriff Littlepage Eller of Crazy, Virginia, has her work cut out for her. She started life as the unwanted daughter of both of Crazy’s feuding founding families. She’s enforcing the law in a quirky town more used to paying bribes than fines. And her love life is in hiding. But Lil’s luck changes when she adopts Boris, a foul-tempered tomcat who quickly becomes her feline deputy.
Then Crazy gets its first murder in decades: Lisa Littlepage Hunter, heir to the powerful Littlepage business empire and the cousin Lil never knew. Lil’s investigation will lead her and Boris through a twisted web of forbidden love and family secrets, and before it’s over she’ll need all the help her furry deputy can give her – and then some.
Making You Mine (Moreno Brothers)
Always in control, the meticulous and professional Salvador Moreno is thrown for a loop when the newly hired bartender Grace Zendejas suddenly invades his family’s restaurant, and infuriatingly, his every thought. For the first time in his life, Sal is fumbling. But after recovering from a few blunders he discovers his feelings for Grace run much deeper.
Things begin to heat up between him and Grace, but then the ever-perfect Sal does something even his brothers never did–screws up royally. Now he’s scrambling to cover up a mistake he knows could cost him dearly. As his relationship with Grace grows even more serious, Sal’s secret is a ticking bomb, threatening to destroy the one thing he now lives and breathes for–his relationship with the love of his life–Grace.
The Guinea Stamp
With England under the shadow of Napoleon’s invasion, the windswept coast of Devon has become a hotbed of intrigue—with spies and smugglers terrorising the county, no one is safe.
No respectable lady should concern herself with romantic notions of spies and smugglers, but Joanna Fineton does not care.
When she discovers double agent Captain Jackson breaking into her family home, she is suddenly swept up into a tangled web of lies and conspiracy.
Someone in the Fineton house is not who he appears to be—but can Joanna discover who the French spy is before his dastardly plan comes to fruition?
Undo Me: The Good Ol’ Boys
I met her when I was sixteen.
I fell in love with her when I was seventeen.
She brought me to my knees when I was twenty.
I loved her against reason.
I loved her against hope.
I loved her against all odds.
Now she’s back, a constant reminder of what I lost, what could have been.
I hate her.
I resent her.
I still love her.
Can I forgive her…
Will she be my end once again or my beginning?
Money & Murder: A Short Story (Matt Kile Book 3)
P.Q. Winston Rutledge is the richest man in Copper City, Arizona, and he believes someone will soon try to kill him. The story quickly deteriorates into murder, and the ambitions of relatives in pursuit of his fortune. PQ’s family is a collection of oddballs with a common bloodline. Fascinating people you’d love to have at your next dinner party, but each comes with their own set of secrets and entanglements. PQ is survived by a widow, the same age as his daughter, and two sons, one of whom—well, you’ll have to read the story. You won’t be sorry you did.
100 Days in Deadland (Deadland Saga)
In one day, the world fell to a pestilence that decimated the living. In their place rose a new species: vicious, gruesome, wandering zombies with an insatiable hunger for the living.
Still in her twenties, Cash has watched her friends die, only to walk again as monsters. An office worker with few survival skills, she joins up with Clutch, a grizzled Army veteran with PTSD. Together, they flee the city, with nothing but Clutch’s military experience and Cash’s determination to live. As they fight to survive in the zombie inferno, they soon discover that nowhere is safe from the dead…or the living.
100 Days in Deadland is inspired by the first poem in Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy, the classic tale on the horrors of hell… zombie apocalypse style!
Just Once More (Escape to New Zealand Book 7)
What does true love look like once the honeymoon’s over? Eight smoking-hot rugby players. Eight partners. Seventeen kids. Beaches and barbecues and beer, salt and sand and sea. Family and good mates and no worries. December in New Zealand.
One very pregnant, very tired Hannah Montgomery Callahan playing hostess to it all, doing her best and wondering if her best is good enough. And one legendary All Black captain willing to do whatever it takes to show her that when he promised to be there for her forever, he meant it.
Breeder: A Novel of Supernatural Horror
Once, it was called the Screaming House. Behind its doors, rumors of black magic and murder. What a perfect place to raise a family! As soon as Rachel and Hugh Adair move into the old townhouse in Washington D.C., the nightmares begin: chilling visions, dark secrets… and the scraping sound of an even greater terror lurking within the shadows. From New York Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg, comes “a white-knuckle read from beginning to end!” (John Saul).
For fans of Guillermo del Toro, Stephen King and James Herbert.
“The tension seldom flags as this tale builds to a grisly, suspense-filled climax. As in Goat Dance, his first book, Clegg pulls out the stops of terror…a chilling story.” — Publisher’s Weekly.
How to Seduce a Scot (Broadswords and Ballrooms)
Determined to see his hellion of a sister wed, Highlander Alexander Waters is willing to face anything-even the English. He just didn’t expect his own rough manners to cause such a riot…or for a blooming English rose to catch his eye.
Gently bred Catherine Middlebrook must find a respectable man to marry or her family will be ruined. She won’t allow herself to be distracted by Highland barbarians…no matter how her body may thrill whenever Alex is near.
Catherine wasn’t part of the plan, but as their battle of wills escalates, Alex comes to realize this “proper” English girl is as wild as the Highlands themselves…and nothing will stop him from having her.
Merely A Mister
Can a marquis ever be ‘merely a mister’? Myles Trent, Marquis of Hayden and heir to the wealthy Duke of Braughton, is soon to find out. When illness curtails his Continental tour, Lord Hayden retreats to England’s bucolic lake country. Finding unanticipated refuge in the home of Everett Whyte and his charming daughter, Anne, Hayden finds that his interests–as an aristocrat and as a mere gentleman–are decidedly at odds. Some local farmers are grumbling that in the aftermath of victory over Napoleon, not all are benefiting from the peace. Aware of the disputes and discontent, Hayden hides his identity while investigating.
Hot SEALs: Homebound for You
Dedric Lockett, Deadlock to his SEAL buddies, lived for the excitement of the missions over his ten year career. But, things are about to change and civilian life is looming too close in his range. A letter falls in his hands while downrange, offering him a glimpse of what he’d set aside for his service. His mother’s health has complications, bringing him to his last assignment.
Brooklyn Forester’s life has been nothing but hell and chaos. However, there is no one she can blame, but herself. She has always had the impeccable talent of picking and committing to the wrong guy. Her ex-husband was that type of guy. One night things went too far and she knew it was time to start over. Packing up two suitcases and taking her son by hand she walked away. Once again she is home and not sure what to do with her life.
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