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Element of Secrecy (Element Mysteries Book 1) (paid link)
The small town of Brandtville, Pennsylvania is similar to the villages that surround the area. The setting is picturesque with old farmhouses, dirt roads, covered bridges, streams. It’s also rich with Native and early American history. What sets it apart is a big secret.
Jenny O’Rourke has been haunted by blurred memories of the town’s dark secrets for over twenty years. Brick walls and tight lips have kept her from understanding why she was torn from her home and family in the middle of the night. And why her brother’s murder was brushed under the rug. To find the answers, she has to elude two powerful forces standing in her way … an estranged but lurking father and the watchful eyes of the Witness Protection Program.
Lady Iris Stephenson has been in unrequited love with a Highlander for years.
When all her efforts fall short, she makes a deal with a Scotsman: he will teach her how to woo a kilted man and in return, she will help him raise funds for his clan. That is until she realizes she just might be in love with him instead.
Desperate to save his people, Laird James Maclean needs to become a gentleman accepted by the English society. So he makes a bargain with an English minx. A bargain that ends up costing him a high price: his own heart .
The Ghost of Tobacco Road (paid link)
On the banks of the Skeleton River, in a remote part of North Carolina, lies the town of Starlight. Like many small towns in America, Starlight has seen better days. Once known for its tobacco fields and rural Southern charm, the stores on Main Street are now boarded up, and many of the residents have left town for good.
Logan Shaw, a down-and-out used-car salesman living in Wilmington is convinced that the letter he has received from a small law firm in Starlight has to be a mistake. The letter names him as the sole beneficiary in the last will and testament of one of Starlight’s residents, a reclusive old woman recently found dead in her home on the outskirts of town.
Pickle Pie: A Cyberpink Story (paid link)
Tickle My Pickle
Rollerball meets GLOW in this bloody mess of a sport story.
When a bankrupt armourer ends up owning a second-rate jugger player, he decides to go for it. But will he manage to even turn a profit, when he knows little about the game and its seedy world, when the opponents play dirty on and off the field, and when the game’s popularity grows with every player injury and death?
Ghosts of the Titanic: A Novel (paid link)
K.T. Tomb takes an infamous page from history and recreates it as a sweeping adventure thriller and undersea treasure hunt.
First, she takes readers back to 1912 and the maiden voyage. Forbidden Russian lovers―Stephan Ivanovich, a peasant farmer, and Darya Nikita, an aristocrat with a dowry of diamonds―board the Titanic so they can elope and enjoy a life together in America.
The plot fast-forwards to a present-day quest and introduces illegal salvage entrepreneurs posing as documentary filmmakers. Captain Jonathan Martin and his hand-picked crew go to the deep-sea waters of Newfoundland, Canada, to try to recover the diamonds for Darya’s descendants, who hired them. Nick and Franco, the divers, conflict with Lisa, the ship’s medic, who’s in charge of training them to use their new technology. They all have their doubts about the presence of James Harper, a wanted criminal, on this ship.
Not Alone (paid link)
Aliens exist, the government knows, and Dan McCarthy just found the proof.
When Dan McCarthy stumbles upon a folder containing evidence of the conspiracy to end all conspiracies — a top-level alien cover-up — he leaks the files without a second thought.
The incredible truth revealed by Dan’s leak immediately captures the public’s imagination, but Dan’s relentless commitment to exposing the cover-up and forcing disclosure quickly earns him some enemies in high places.
For his whole life, Dan McCarthy has searched for a reason to believe. Now that he finally has one, he might soon wish he didn’t…
Hostage: A Novel (paid link)
As the Los Angeles Times said, Robert Crais is “a crime writer operating at the top of his game.” His complex heroes and heroines, his mastery of noir atmosphere, and his brilliant, taut plots have catapulted him into the front rank of a new breed of thriller writers. Hostage proves his earlier success was no fluke. It’s an unstoppable read.
An ex-con with delusions of grandeur and his tagalong brother unwittingly team up with a psychopath one wrong word away from meltdown. When their late afternoon joyride turns into a random act of violence, they take a family hostage in the affluent bedroom community of Bristo Camino. Enter Chief of Police Jeff Talley, a stressed-out former LAPD SWAT negotiator who is hiding from his past. Plunged back into the high-pressure world that he desperately wants to forget, Talley soon learns that his nightmare has only begun.
Ten Beach Road (Ten Beach Road Novel Book 1) (paid link)
Madeline, Avery, and Nikki are strangers to each other, but they have one thing in common. They each wake up one morning to discover that their life savings have vanished along with their trusted financial manager—leaving them with nothing but co-ownership of a ramshackle beachfront house.
Madeline Singer is a homemaker coping with empty-nest syndrome and an unemployed husband. Avery Lawford is an architect, or was, until she somehow became the sidekick on her ex-husband’s TV show. And professional matchmaker Nikki Grant is trying to recover from her biggest mistake…
Cyber Seed Quadrilogy: The Complete Box Set (paid link)
When Kurt Jacobs imagines the ultimate gadget — one capable of replacing phones, credit cards, keys and TVs — the idea consumes his every waking moment. When the Sycamore corporation buys into Kurt’s creation and The Seed becomes a reality, his every dream comes true.
Power like this has never existed.
The launch of The Seed, a powerful microchip implant that turns each user’s palm into a fully functioning trackpad and effectively turns them into walking computers, breaks all sales records. Alongside the augmented reality UltraLenses which act as the system’s display, it immediately renders all handheld devices obsolete.
Afterburn / Aftershock (paid link)
Never mix business with pleasure. Never bring politics into the bedroom. In a way I did both when I took Jackson Rutledge as a lover. I can’t say I wasn’t warned.
Two years later, he was back. Walking into a deal I’d worked hard to close. Under the tutelage of Lei Yeung, one of the sharpest businesswomen in New York, I had picked up a thing or two since Jax walked away. I wasn’t the girl he once knew, but he hadn’t changed. Unlike the last time we’d drifted into each other’s lives, I knew exactly what I was dealing with… and how addictive his touch could be.
The inner circle of glamour, sex, and privilege was Jax’s playground–but this time, I knew the rules of the game. In the cutthroat business world, one adage rules all: keep your enemies close and your ex-lovers closer…
Truth and Lies (A DI Amy Winter Thriller Book 1) (paid link)
Meet Amy Winter: Detective Inspector, daughter of a serial killer.
DI Amy Winter is hoping to follow in the footsteps of her highly respected police officer father. But when a letter arrives from the prison cell of Lillian Grimes, one half of a notorious husband-and-wife serial-killer team, it contains a revelation that will tear her life apart.
Responsible for a string of heinous killings decades ago, Lillian is pure evil. A psychopathic murderer. And Amy’s biological mother. Now, she is ready to reveal the location of three of her victims—but only if Amy plays along with her twisted game.
While her fellow detectives frantically search for a young girl taken from her mother’s doorstep, Amy must confront her own dark past. Haunted by blurred memories of a sister who sacrificed herself to save her, Amy faces a race against time to uncover the missing bodies.