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Complex City (Seven Cities Series Book 1) (affiliate link)
Now Claire must get her dying husband to a place no one from Houston has ever been: a different city.
During her nearly impossible trip she discovers a secret that will shake the country to its core, if she can survive long enough to tell it.
What Lies in Paradise (Sydney Evans Book 1) (affiliate link)
She’s got 400,000 fans. One of them could be the killer.
Instagram Influencer Sydney Evans carefully curates her enviable public persona. Despite being freshly widowed, she’s eager to strike a pose at her best friend’s extravagant destination nuptials. But Sydney’s feed goes dark when she blacks out on the plane, awakening to discover another guest poisoned to death.
With the FBI keen to use Sydney as an insider, she takes the arm of a rookie undercover agent hoping to capture something incriminating. But a deadly run-in exposes a shocking criminal underbelly lurking beneath her own picture-perfect marriage. And if she doesn’t solve the case before her friends tie the knot, the culprit will make sure her next selfie is her last.
Side Hustle: A Mystery Thriller, Season One, Episode 1 (Darcy Walker Side Hustle Mystery) (affiliate link)
Darcy Walker excels at lies, deception, and outthinking the bad guys. She has the résumé to prove it. While waiting to attend the police academy, she takes her talents into pizza delivery. Little does she know, life as a delivery driver isn’t all pizza and wings.
On a late-night run to a customer’s home, Darcy’s delivery turns deadly. She stumbles into a murder mystery straight out of a Hollywood script—a blood-soaked crime scene with no known witnesses except a suspicious man with a Mona Lisa smile. To compound the trifecta, the victim appears to have a past he’s been trying to outrun. Uncovering his secret-filled life leads Darcy and some new friends on a high-voltage journey, intersecting with a former adversary.
When shadows of this old enemy surface, Darcy realizes black and white are an absolute as sure as the sun’s rotation. One wrong move could keep her from the academy, and one screw up could mean a friend of hers breathes his last breath.
The Tell All (Locust Point Mystery Book 1) (affiliate link)
The town party planner has a secret, and it’ll be the death of her.
Good thing amateur sleuth, Kay Carrera is on the case!
Life at sixty isn’t quite what Kay Carrera expected. She’s working as a skip-tracer for a PI who is desperate to land his own reality TV show. She has a new roommate who arrived with more than the usual amount of baggage. And her attempts at knitting are less than stellar – way less than stellar. Worse, the cataract surgery that restored her sight has also delivered an unexpected and disturbing side-effect.
Kay sees ghosts. And when the dead turn to her for help, she just can’t say no.
Dire Straits (Bo Blackman Book 1) (affiliate link)
A half-dead daemon, a massacre at her London based PI firm and evidence that suggests she’s the main suspect for both … Bo Blackman is having a very bad week.
She might be naive and inexperienced but she’s determined to get to the bottom of the crimes, even if it means involving herself with one of London’s most powerful vampire Families and their enigmatic leader.
It’s pretty much going to be impossible for Bo to ever escape unscathed.
Once in a Lifetime: A Pop Star Drama (affiliate link)
A decade ago, Callie Smalls walked away from her top-selling, all-girl music group to pursue her solo career in fashion and television, leaving the other members high and dry. Following her stint hosting the acclaimed reality TV show, Made for Me, Callie realizes that the only way to boost her fading career is to book a one-night-only reunion gig at a major music festival, without talking to her former bandmates. Scattered across the country, at different points in their lives, can they come together to rekindle the magic in their music?
Galatea (Kindle Single) (affiliate link)
The Natural: A Novel (FSG Classics) (affiliate link)
Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation (affiliate link)
Can’t Stop Won’t Stop is a powerful cultural and social history of the end of the American century, and a provocative look into the new world that the hip-hop generation created.
Forged in the fires of the Bronx and Kingston, Jamaica, hip-hop became the Esperanto of youth rebellion and a generation-defining movement. In a post-civil rights era defined by deindustrialization and globalization, hip-hop crystallized a multiracial, polycultural generation’s worldview, and transformed American politics and culture. But that epic story has never been told with this kind of breadth, insight, and style.
Based on original interviews with DJs, b-boys, rappers, graffiti writers, activists, and gang members, with unforgettable portraits of many of hip-hop’s forebears, founders, and mavericks, including DJ Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Chuck D, and Ice Cube, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop chronicles the events, the ideas, the music, and the art that marked the hip-hop generation’s rise from the ashes of the 60’s into the new millennium.
Hearts of Resistance (affiliate link)
At the height of World War II, three women must come together to fight for freedom, for the men they love—and for each other.
When Hazel is given the chance to parachute into Nazi-occupied France, she seizes the opportunity to do more for the British war effort than file paperwork. Alongside her childhood friend, French-born Rose, she quickly rises up the ranks of the freedom fighters. For Rose, the Resistance is a link to her late husband, and a way to move forward without him. What starts out as helping downed airmen becomes a bigger cause when they meet Sophia, a German escapee and fierce critic of Hitler who is wanted by the Gestapo. Together the three women form a bond that will last a lifetime.
Evening Star (affiliate link)
Wyoming Tough (Wyoming Men Book 1) (affiliate link)
A cowboy through and through, ranch owner Mallory Kirk knows what it means to put in a full day’s work. But does his new cowgirl? He has his doubts that Morie Brannt will be able to pull her own weight, even if the petite young woman does seem to have a lot of spirit.
As they spar over events at the ranch and a past that threatens their hopes for the future, sparks begin to fly, and Mallory can’t help but notice Morie in a new light. But is this tough Wyoming man ready to love?
Garnethill (affiliate link)
Desperate to clear her name and to get at the truth, Maureen traces rumors about a similar murder at a local psychiatric hospital, uncovering a trail of deception and repressed scandal that could exonerate her – or make her the next victim.
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