The Clements Kettle (Barnaby Wilcox Wild West Mystery Series Book 1)
Barnaby Wilcox is one low-down, rotten scoundrel—the perfect credentials for the Wild West’s best private eye.
His current case: tracking down a kettle. That’s right, a kettle. Times are tough. He’ll take what he can get. Besides, the kettle in question is a ransom item. Kidnapping cases are always fun.
Rumor has it the kettle is cursed. Everyone who touches it ends up in a pine box. But the kettle puts a different kind of curse on ol’ Barnaby. It was once owned by slaves, and Barnaby has been doing his best for the last twenty years to drink away grim memories of the black soldiers who died needlessly under his command during the Civil War.
Tainted by Fire
Bradley Cain is a family man living an ordinary life in a peaceful town in New Zealand. In one short moment, his world and everything in it changes life as he knows it. Waking up confused and in pain, Brad soon is caught up in a desperate fight to regain his family and reputation.
In fast-paced action, Brad is launched into a war with some of New Zealand´s most violent criminals. There is just one way for him to win, and to regain his family. All will taste the fear as Brad is tainted by fire and wallows deep in the mind of the psychopath.
When We Fall
Do you remember that moment?
That one moment.
The one when you changed.
People might say it was this or that, but deep down you know.
You know exactly what that moment was. Even if you’re not ready to admit it to yourself.
I remember mine, it didn’t just change me.
It changed everything.
Secret Baby (The House of Morgan)
Victoria Morgan shocks the world when she shows up at her father’s funeral. Shocking because for the last five years, everyone believed she was dead. To escape her billionaire father’s cruel manipulations; Victoria let everyone believe she was gone forever. Burdened with a broken heart and the tragic loss of her baby, she felt there was nothing left for her.
But her return uncovers an avalanche of secrets and lies, starting with the fact that the child she thought had died is alive…and being raised by the very man who broke her heart.
The Dragon Ruby Series Volume 1: The Dragon Ruby Series BoxSet
Violca Grey knows life can change instantly. Two years after her parents’ sudden death, Violca is left raising her four younger sisters. She doesn’t realize that their lives are all in danger from something that may not be human.
Chase Reed knows the Grey sisters possibly hold the key to his fate. He is determined to get close, protect them and bring them to his Dragon King.
Together, Chase and Violca not only have to protect their families—they also have to fight against their rising feelings for each other. But what Violca doesn’t know is that once a dragon decides he wants something, there is no stopping him from getting it.
For The Love Of A Widow: Regency Novella
A widow scarred by love and loss…
After years spent following her husband as he fought against Napoleon’s troops, Lady Lettie Hughes returns to London a widow to take her rightful place among the ton as the daughter of an earl. Her parents and friends expect her to enter the Marriage Market and secure the match she should have pursued in her debut Season. But Lettie is not the same innocent girl she was before Waterloo. Nightmares of the battlefield plague her, and she doesn’t see a place for herself in society anymore.
A lord determined to save the woman he loves…
Outlander: A Novel (Outlander, Book 1)
Scottish Highlands, 1945. Claire Randall, a former British combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding clans in the year of Our Lord . . . 1743.
Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of a world that threatens her life, and may shatter her heart. Marooned amid danger, passion, and violence, Claire learns her only chance of safety lies in Jamie Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior.
The Breakdown: The 2017 Gripping Thriller from the Bestselling Author of Behind Closed Doors
Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods, on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, with the woman sitting inside—the woman who was killed. She’s been trying to put the crime out of her mind; what could she have done, really? It’s a dangerous road to be on in the middle of a storm. Her husband would be furious if he knew she’d broken her promise not to take that shortcut home. And she probably would only have been hurt herself if she’d stopped.
But since then, she’s been forgetting every little thing: where she left the car, if she took her pills, the alarm code, why she ordered a pram when she doesn’t have a baby.
I Liked My Life: A Novel
Maddy is a devoted stay-at-home wife and mother, host of excellent parties, giver of thoughtful gifts, and bestower of a searingly perceptive piece of advice or two. She is the cornerstone of her family, a true matriarch…until she commits suicide, leaving her husband Brady and teenage daughter Eve heartbroken and reeling, wondering what happened. How could the exuberant, exacting woman they loved disappear so abruptly, seemingly without reason, from their lives? How they can possibly continue without her?
Night Hush: Duty & Honor Book One
In this gripping and action-packed debut, an Army Intelligence officer and a Delta Force soldier must race against the clock to stop a catastrophic terrorist attack …
When Army Intelligence officer Heather Langstrom’s military convoy is ambushed and she’s taken prisoner, she knows she’ll need all her strength and courage to survive, escape her captors, and report the whispers of unrest brewing in the Middle East.
Delta Force Captain Jace Reed isn’t one to throw caution to the wind, but when his team stumbles upon beaten and weak Heather fleeing the terrorist training camp they’ve been dispatched to destroy, he’ll risk everything to get her to safety.
Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind: How Intelligence Increases When You Think Less
In these accelerated times, our decisive and businesslike ways of thinking are unprepared for ambiguity, paradox, and sleeping on it.” We assume that the quick-thinking “hare brain” will beat out the slower Intuition of the “tortoise mind.” However, now research in cognitive science is changing this understanding of the human mind. It suggests that patience and confusion–rather than rigor and certainty–are the essential precursors of wisdom.
With a compelling argument that the mind works best when we trust our unconscious, or “undermind,” psychologist Guy Claxton makes an appeal that we be less analytical and let our creativity have free rein.
Flirting with Pete: A Novel
Psychologist Casey Ellis never met her father — but that didn’t stop her from following in his professional footsteps. Now he has died, and Casey is shocked to have inherited his elegant Boston town house, complete with a maid and a handsome, enigmatic gardener. When she finds a manuscript that could be a novel, a journal, or a case study of one of her father’s patients in her new home, she becomes engrossed in the story of Jenny, a young woman trying to escape her troubled life. Convinced the story is true and that her father left it as a message for her, Casey digs deeper.
All’s Fair in Love and Scandal
Douglas Bennet can’t resist a good wager, especially not one that involves a beautiful woman. When a friend proposes an audacious plan to expose the most notorious woman in England, Douglas agrees at once. After all, it would be quite a coup to discover the true identity of Lady Constance, author of the infamous erotic serial scandalizing the ton, 50 Ways to Sin.
Madeline Wilde is used to being pursued. For years she’s cultivated a reputation for being unattainable and mysterious, and for good reason: her livelihood depends on discretion.
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