Mourning Gloria: A Leah Hudson Thriller
When a murder suspect escapes indictment on a technicality, Agent Leah Hudson is forced to shift her focus to a new task, a cold case. Five years after Gloria Stone disappears, Hudson must piece together the final days of her life, but Gloria was no ordinary girl. Shortly after surviving a brutal gang rape on her twenty-first birthday, the affluent wine heiress vanished, her car abandoned in a supermarket parking lot.
With the help of her onetime mentor, Hudson retraces the steps of an old investigation, determined to succeed where all others have failed.
Devil Dog: A Post Apocalyptic Thriller (Out Of The Dark Book 1)
Dick, AKA Devil Dog’s world changes drastically when the EMP takes out the power grid. The loss of electricity brings out the darker side of human nature across the city. A homeless Marine veteran living in the abandoned tunnels beneath Chicago, he’s far better prepared than most people. Good folk have survived, but they are often outnumbered and outgunned. Only the tunnels provide the safety he needs.
Devil Dog becomes the reluctant savior of women and children from the worst of the gangs that now rule topside.
Scent of a Killer (Ella Sweeting: Witch Aromatherapist Cozies Book 1)
Witches, cats, and murder — oh, my!
Socialite/Aromatherapist Ella Sweeting wasn’t expecting much for her twenty-second birthday. But when three mysterious Aunts (and their cats) barge into her home and introduce her to her latent magical powers, her life turns upside down.
But just as she’s getting to know her eccentric and endearing Aunts and learn how to harness her newfound magic, a shocking murder threatens the entire world she’s just uncovered. When her mother’s best friend Vanessa is found dead, and her Aunts’ fingerprints all over the murder weapon, Ella realizes she has to act to save her family.
Seventy years ago, the interstellar supercarrier Ark Royal was the pride of the Royal Navy. But now, her weapons are outdated and her solid-state armour nothing more than a burden on her colossal hull. She floats in permanent orbit near Earth, a dumping ground for the officers and crew the Royal Navy wishes to keep out of the public eye.
But when a deadly alien threat appears, the modern starships built by humanity are no match for the powerful alien weapons. Ark Royal and her mismatched crew must go on the offensive, buying time with their lives And yet, with a drunkard for a Captain, an over-ambitious first officer and a crew composed of reservists and the dregs of the service, do they have even the faintest hope of surviving …
HIDDEN DOORS, SECRET ROOMS
In this critically-acclaimed paranormal suspense thriller you’ll meet Jillian Braedon, a woman who possesses a secret so explosive it could change the world forever. On the run with her five-year-old daughter, stranded in the middle of a blizzard and seriously injured, Jill sends little Valerie off into the raging storm alone. The child stumbles onto the property of retired musician-turned-recluse, John Mills, begging for help. John soon finds himself caught up in their torment, and face-to-face with the pursuing covert agents who will do anything to destroy the secret, and permanently silence everyone involved.
The Shadowy Horses
Archaeologist Verity Grey has been drawn to the dark legends of the Scottish Borderlands in search of the truth buried in a rocky field by the sea.
Her eccentric boss has spent his whole life searching for the resting place of the lost Ninth Roman Legion and is convinced he’s finally found it-not because of any scientific evidence, but because a local boy has “seen” a Roman soldier walking in the fields, a ghostly sentinel who guards the bodies of his long-dead comrades.
LUKE: The Complete Series
Luke Maxwell is the searing hot billionaire CEO of Maxwell Computers. Brina Kingston is the corporate spy sent to steal his latest invention.
Brina successfully works her way into a position in Luke’s office…and his bed. But when she begins falling for her mark, Brina realizes she’s not only risking the most important assignment of her career. She’s also risking her family’s security.
She can’t allow that. She won’t allow that. But can she really resist the charms of the hottest tech billionaire in America? Or will her feelings for Luke be her ultimate downfall?
Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don’t Know What You’re Eating and What You Can Do about It
You’ve seen the headlines: Parmesan cheese made from wood pulp. Lobster rolls containing no lobster at all. Extra-virgin olive oil that isn’t. So many fake foods are in our supermarkets, our restaurants, and our kitchen cabinets that it’s hard to know what we’re eating anymore. In Real Food / Fake Food, award-winning journalist Larry Olmsted convinces us why real food matters and empowers consumers to make smarter choices.
Olmsted brings readers into the unregulated food industry, revealing the shocking deception that extends from high-end foods like olive oil, wine, and Kobe beef to everyday staples such as coffee, honey, juice, and cheese. It’s a massive bait and switch in which counterfeiting is rampant and in which the consumer ultimately pays the price.
Alien Conquest: (The Warrior’s Prize)
As a paramedic, Alaina Stafford knew that every shift would have its surprises. But being abducted by alien slave traders? There’s no amount of preparation for that kind of surprise.
Before she can wrap her head around it, Alaina is sold at a high-dollar auction to be the new “donara” for a powerful, wealthy Errai family. It doesn’t take long to find out what a “donara” is…it’s the reward for the gladiator who wins in the Arena.
What Stays in Vegas
Bored administrative assistant, Tessa Golden, is trapped in a life of lousy weather, irritating bosses, and mind-numbing secretarial work. Her dreams of being an artist have rapidly deteriorated into building things out of paperclips while on hold with tech support. To make matters even worse, the love of her life has gone off and married another woman.
So when Tessa is suddenly transferred to the Las Vegas branch of her company – playing wingwoman to her freshly divorced boss, juggling a client-from-hell, and catching the eye of one very eligible coworker – will her life finally be shaken up enough to straighten itself out?
The Toymaker (Jake Pendleton Book 2)
Former NTSB Investigator Jake Pendleton faces a dilemma as the line blurs between right and wrong. After his judgment comes into question, Jake is entrusted to his new mentor, an eccentric old man who sees beyond Jake’s flaws. A man who makes ‘toys for spies.’
A man known as The Toymaker.
Jake’s first assignment reunites him with Gregg Kaplan in a daredevil mission to rescue a fellow agent held captive in Yemen. He risks his life to stop the first attack of an al Qaeda mastermind. But now, with no one to trust but himself, can Jake stop the terrorist from destroying what is most precious to the free world?
Saving Mars (Saving Mars Series Book 1)
Jessamyn’s legendary cool in the cockpit makes her piloting royalty on the human Mars colony. When disaster threatens the colony’s survival, she and her brother undertake a desperate raid on ex-ally Earth, landing her brother with treason charges under Earth’s powerful Chancellor. Things get worse as Jess starts falling for the Chancellor’s rebellious nephew, and she’s forced to choose between saving her planet or rescuing her brother
Fitzwilliam Darcy An Honourable Man
Fitzwilliam Darcy, An Honourable Man is a Pride and Prejudice variation. Not a simple retelling, it is an intriguing new story that does not follow canon. It is rated for mature audiences.
Leaving England after his disastrous proposal was refused at Hunsford, Darcy spent two lonely years in Scotland and Ireland before returning home to face Elizabeth Bennet, certain that he could regard her as an indifferent acquaintance.
Events that transpired in his absence have left Elizabeth a changed woman. The victim of a marriage by deception to Count Stefano, she has suffered greatly at his hands.
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