Murder Takes a Dare (The Marisa Adair Mystery Adventures Book 1)
Marisa Adair is shocked when Jonah, a former friend from her chaotic past of drinking and partying, surfaces only to be murdered. She must solve the crime before the killer destroys her new life.
To find the murderer, Marisa partners with unusual collaborators. Dithering Russell is focused on ferreting out secrets, including her colorful past. Childhood friend Alex is a chief financial officer and the chief pain in her . . . neck. Esther is the daughter of a former agent in the FBI’s controversial “Dickless Tracy” program for women. She learned to disable an opponent in hand-to-hand combat around the same time she learned to spell and throw the quintessential tea party.
Happily Ever After
Cammie Evans was a girl with a plan from the moment God called her to be a foreign missionary. After several years spent all over the world, though, she finds herself with a new assignment that leaves her questioning all that she once thought to be true about life, love, and calling.
David Connor was always the weird kid in the youth group, never destined to live up to his father’s expectations. After several years of working to find his own significance in Christ and his calling as a foreign missionary, he finds himself asking hard questions about who he is and what God wants from him.
As their lives change and the past becomes part of the present, can Cammie and David help one another find their own happily ever after?
Evil Minds—Three Suspense Thrillers
How do you stop a serial killer who can escape from any prison?
On December 11, fifteen-year-old Helen Hinton is brutally murdered in an abandoned house.
Her killer, Edward Phillips, is caught and sentenced to death. Helen’s blood was on Edward’s clothes and shoes, the murder weapon has his fingerprints on it.
Edward claims he’s innocent. He’s telling the truth.
Two months after Edward Phillips is transferred to death row, a murder similar to Helen’s occurs in another city. The victim is eighteen-year-old Laura Sumner.
You are the high spirited 19-year-old daughter of a penniless widow, born and brought up on an isolated, windswept South Atlantic island, a girl with virtually no prospects, when out of the blue the most famous man on earth falls into your lap.
Still smarting from his defeat at Waterloo, still the hero of Liberals everywhere, Napoleon has been exiled to tiny Saint Helena because it is the remotest and most easily defended island in the British Empire. But far from being broken by defeat, Napoleon’s fertile imagination seethes with escape schemes. He meets you on his first evening on the island and instantly knows he has found what he is looking for: someone to set him free.
RECKLESS – The Complete Series
Even the best laid plans can be derailed.
Andrea Mercer had her entire life mapped out—everything from her career as a top journalist to her future CEO husband, white picket fence, and two-point five children. All she had to do was make it to graduation—three more months—and that perfect life would begin.
But Andrea isn’t immune to the life-altering forces that can derail even the best-laid plans… In Andrea’s case, that force is Jace Richardson, the tattooed sexy rocker god on campus. Cocky, suave, and chauvinistic, Jace is everything that she can’t stand in a man.
A Recipe for Disaster (Sarah Woods Mystery Book 16)
A young woman has been strangled to death, and a murderer is loose in Bridgeport, New Hampshire. When the dead body is discovered in the trunk of Sarah’s car, she becomes a suspect in the crime.
In order to find the real killer, Sarah and Carter must dig into the dead woman’s past to find a motive for her murder.
Nine Eleven (Time Patrol)
‘He who controls the past, controls the future. He who controls the present, controls the past.’ Orwell. 1984.
On Nine-Eleven 9 A.D., three Roman legions are annihilated by an alliance of Germanic tribes; the Romans would never again attempt to expand east of the Rhine River. What if the Romans won?
On Nine-Eleven 1973, a military coup in Chile, engineered by the United States, topples the elected President and brings Pinochet to power. What if the coup fails?
On Nine-Eleven 1857, 120 emigrants are slaughtered by Mormons in the Mountain Meadows Massacre in Utah. What if it was worse than that?
The Heir (Windham Book 1)
An earl who can’t be bribed…
Gayle Windham, earl of Westhaven, is the first legitimate son and heir to the duke of Moreland. To escape his father’s inexorable pressure to marry, he decides to spend the summer at his townhouse in London, where he finds himself intrigued by the secretive ways of his beautiful housekeeper…
A lady who can’t be protected…
Anna Seaton is a beautiful, talented, educated woman, which is why it is so puzzling to Gayle Windham that she works as his housekeeper.
As the two draw closer and begin to lose their hearts to each other, Anna’s secrets threaten to bring the earl’s orderly life crashing down-and he doesn’t know how he’s going to protect her from the fallout…
Hungry Like the Wolf (SWAT Book 1)
The Dallas SWAT team is hiding one helluva secret…they’re a pack of wolf shifters.
The team of elite sharpshooters is ultra-secretive-and also the darlings of Dallas. This doesn’t sit well with investigative journalist Mackenzie Stone. They must be hiding something…and she’s determined to find out what.
Keeping Mac at a distance proves impossible for SWAT team commander Gage Dixon. She’s smart, sexy, and makes him feel alive for the first time in years. But she’s getting dangerously close to the truth-and perilously close to his heart…
Heat Wave (Nikki Heat Book 1)
The New York Times bestseller, HEAT WAVE, is a tie-in to the ABC primetime show, CASTLE, that premiered in March 2009. The main character of the show, Richard Castle, is a bestselling mystery writer. HEAT WAVE is his newest book: Mystery sensation Richard Castle, blockbuster author of the wildly best-selling Derrick Storm novels, introduces his newest character, NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat. Tough, sexy, professional, Nikki Heat carries a passion for justice as she leads one of New York City’s top homicide squads. She’s hit with an unexpected challenge when the commissioner assigns superstar magazine journalist Jameson Rook to ride along with her to research an article on New York’s Finest.
Valerie (Orchard Valley Book 1)
Valerie rushes home to Orchard Valley, Oregon, when her father suffers a heart attack. She and her two younger sisters gather at his side, praying he’ll live, fearing he’ll die….
The last thing Valerie expects at a time like this is to fall in love—and with a man like Colby Winston, yet. She’s a take-charge, big-city businesswoman; he’s a renowned heart surgeon who loves small-town living and wants a stay-at-home wife. Valerie can’t understand why she’s so attracted to him—or why her father keeps insisting that she and Colby make a perfect couple!
ILLEGAL (Jimmy (“Royal”) Payne Book 1)
A down-and-out L.A. lawyer with nothing to lose…
A beautiful Mexican woman and her son who disappear crossing the border…
And the corrupt rancher who schemes to destroy them all.
Set in the world of human trafficking and sex slavery, this a “masterful tale from one of the most skillful practitioners of the modern thriller.”
Legacy of Luna: The Story of a Tree, a Woman, and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods
On December 18, 1999, Julia Butterfly Hill’s feet touched the ground for the first time in over two years, as she descended from “Luna,” a thousandyear-old redwood in Humboldt County, California.
Hill had climbed 180 feet up into the tree high on a mountain on December 10, 1997, for what she thought would be a two- to three-week-long “tree-sit.” The action was intended to stop Pacific Lumber, a division of the Maxxam Corporation, from the environmentally destructive process of clear-cutting the ancient redwood and the trees around it. The area immediately next to Luna had already been stripped and, because, as many believed, nothing was left to hold the soil to the mountain, a huge part of the hill had slid into the town of Stafford, wiping out many homes.
A Monstrous Regiment of Women: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
It is 1921 and Mary Russell–Sherlock Holmes’s brilliant apprentice, now an Oxford graduate with a degree in theology–is on the verge of acquiring a sizable inheritance. Independent at last, with a passion for divinity and detective work, her most baffling mystery may now involve Holmes and the burgeoning of a deeper affection between herself and the retired detective. Russell’s attentions turn to the New Temple of God and its leader, Margery Childe, a charismatic suffragette and a mystic, whose draw on the young theology scholar is irresistible. But when four bluestockings from the Temple turn up dead shortly after changing their wills, could sins of a capital nature be afoot? Holmes and Russell investigate, as their partnership takes a surprising turn in A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King.
Shot of Tequila (Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels Mysteries)
A GUTSY ROBBERY
Several million bucks, stolen from the mob…
A PERFECT FRAME
All caught on video, with no chance of redemption…
A RED HOT RECIPE FOR RAMPAGING REVENGE
Now one man must face the entire Chicago Outfit, a group of hardened Mafia enforcers, a psychotic bookie, the most dangerous hitman on earth, and Detective Jacqueline Daniels…
His name is Tequila. And he likes those odds.
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