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Who Killed Jane? (paid link)
And he did just that.
JT’s hometown of Longview, NJ had one murder in its history. The killing of a high school girl in 1971 that remain unsolved. Her lifeless body discovered in a ravine the morning after she went missing. He based his podcast on that cold case. As he dove in and started asking questions, he soon learned that people in town still held secrets.
Welcome to the Barks & Beans Cafe, a quaint place where folks pet shelter dogs while enjoying a cup of java…and where murder sometimes pays a visit.
Fed up with her go-nowhere job, newly single Macy Hatfield moves back to her small hometown in West Virginia. She joins forces with her brother Bo in his crazy new venture—the Barks & Beans Cafe, which caters to dog lovers and coffee drinkers alike.
When a golf instructor is murdered at the nearby spiritual center, Macy winds up adopting his Great Dane. Just after Macy finds a mysterious message sewn under the dog’s collar, her Dane is dognapped. She launches into a relentless search for her newfound canine friend, but along the way, she digs up a cruel and confident killer.
Lessons from the Set: A DIY Filmmaking Guide to Your First Feature Film, from Script to Theaters (paid link)
Wife Number Seven (The Compound Series Book 1) (paid link)
Lipstick. Bright, red lipstick. Nothing but lipstick.
Even though it’s against our faith to wear a color that screams of sexual promiscuity and deviant behavior, I’m not allowed to protest.
But, I want to.
You see, there’s more to me than the braid that spills down my back.
More to me than the layers of heavy fabric that maintain my modesty.
And so much more than the oppressive wedding band that adorns my finger–the same band that each of my sister wives wear.
So much more.
To protest would be sinful.
I must keep sweet, that is my duty.
An Unholy Union: A Gripping Crime Thriller (paid link)
With the Las Vegas mob snapping at his heels, young builder Luke Cramer fearing for the safety of his wife and baby son heads to Australia’s Gold Coast.
After getting a lucky break, Luke starts his own building business, and within a few years, is a millionaire. However, the lawless and violent Builders Laborers and Mining Union (BLMU) want their cut, and there’s nothing they won’t do to get it.
Complaining to the police doesn’t help because they’re in the union’s pocket. Desperate, Luke returns to the U.S. and recruits his best friend and hitman, Joe “Ratsy” Ratsch, to level the playing field.
When the union appoints a powerful new leader with murder on his agenda, he ratchets up the stakes.
Tyler and Caleb have been best friends for years, so they never imagined that anything, especially women, would ever come between them.
How could they have known that they would both meet Lauren, the woman of their dreams, on the exact same day?
Caught up in a confusing love triangle, Lauren can’t stop thinking about Tyler, but at the same time, she also finds herself falling for Caleb.
Since neither man is willing to give up on Lauren, they decide to take a gamble and share her until she chooses one of them.
All bets are off, and emotions run high when these two men end up in a no-holds-barred game where the winner takes all.
North Star Duet: (Polaris Books 1 & 2) (paid link)
Miles away from where I left my shattered heart, I fell into the path of a stranger—twice.
Now I know him as Alex, the uncle and guardian of the quiet little boy in my classroom whose sad smile makes me want to scoop him up and hold him tight. Now Alex wants to do the same to me, if only I’d let him.
Finding the courage to open my heart to love a second time isn’t easy. But when it comes to these two, I’ll put it all on the line again…including whatever it takes to keep our pasts from destroying our future together and hurting the little boy we both love.
The Sound of Glass (paid link)
Two years after the death of her husband, Merritt Heyward receives unexpected news—Cal’s family home in Beaufort, South Carolina, bequeathed by his reclusive grandmother, now belongs to Merritt.
In Beaufort, the secrets of Cal’s unspoken-of past reside among the pluff mud and jasmine of the ancestral Heyward home on the Bluff. This unknown legacy, now Merritt’s, will change and define her as she navigates her new life—a life complicated by the arrival of her too young stepmother and ten-year-old half brother.
Soon, in this house of strangers, Merritt is forced into unraveling the Heyward family past as she faces her own fears and finds the healing she needs in the salt air of the Lowcountry.
Kings of Paradise (Ash and Sand Book 1) (paid link)
Ruka, called a demon at birth, is a genius. Born malformed and ugly into the snow-covered wasteland of the Ascom, he was spared from death by his mother’s love. Now he is an outcast, consumed with hate for those who’ve wronged him. But to take his vengeance, he must first survive.
Across a vast sea in the white-sand island paradise of Sri Kon, Kale is fourth and youngest son of the Sorcerer King. At sixteen, Kale is a disappointment. As the first prince ever forced to serve with low-born marines, Kale must prove himself and become a man, or else lose all chance of a worthy future, and any hope to win the love of his life.
Though they do not know it, both boys are on the cusp of discovery. Their worlds and lives are destined for greatness, or ruin. But in a changing world where ash meets paradise, only one man can be king…
The Best Man (The Blue Heron Series Book 1) (paid link)
Faith Holland left her hometown after being jilted at the altar. Now a little older and wiser, she’s ready to return to the Blue Heron Winery, her family’s vineyard, to confront the ghosts of her past, and maybe enjoy a glass of red. After all, there’s some great scenery there….
Like Levi Cooper, the local police chief—and best friend of her former fiancé. There’s a lot about Levi that Faith never noticed, and it’s not just those deep green eyes. The only catch is she’s having a hard time forgetting that he helped ruin her wedding all those years ago. If she can find a minute amidst all her family drama to stop and smell the rosé, she just might find a reason to stay at Blue Heron, and finish that walk down the aisle.
Wrapped Up for Christmas: A heartwarming, feel good romance to escape with this Christmas! (paid link)
Having lost her boyfriend, job, and apartment all in the space of a week, Angie has no choice but to leave California and return to her family in New England.
Determined not to let life weigh her down, Angie finds work at the local mall where she worked as a teenager. After an embarrassing run-in with a handsome stranger, Nick, she’s convinced her luck is about to change.
But Nick has secrets of his own… and as the first flakes of snow begin to fall, Angie can’t help but wonder if she’ll ever find love.
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