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The Manatee Did It (Southern Beach Mysteries Book 1) (affiliate link)
Her husband’s past on the island includes a creaky old house in the historic district and lots of nosy relatives he’d forgotten to mention. When one of the Mantelle cousins turns up dead, Jewel needs something she’s never really had before—friends. As her lunch bunch puts on their detective caps to get to the bottom of this murder, Jewel discovers that she may get more than she bargained for out of Sophia Island.
Flo Charts (Silver Hills Cozy Mysteries Book 1) (affiliate link)
Agnes Willard is moving into Silver Hills. She’s worried about the change and concerned about fitting in. Luckily for her, Florence Bee has decided to take Agnes under her wing.
When Agnes’ cat Tolstoy escapes as they’re getting Agnes settled into her new apartment, they quickly find him across the hall, perched on a dying woman’s chest.
The new friends soon learn three things from the experience:
1. The cat definitely has an instinct for and proclivity toward people who are on death’s doorstep. 2. Finding and avoiding a killer is a really tough way to spend your first days in a new place. And 3. Agnes truly does have a unique talent for debauching a crime scene.
Killing Chase (The Better Off Dead Series Book 1) (affiliate link)
Sometimes second chances can kill you.
From the moment he woke that early March morning, Chase Hampton knew, once he was released from prison later that day, he was never going back. No matter what.
Born into a wealthy but flawed North Carolina shipbuilding family, Chase was somehow immune to the dysfunction. The sky was the limit for the 18-year old football prodigy, until one terrible event changed the course of his life and prison became his new home. Through the highs and lows of his incarceration, there was one person he couldn’t forget, no matter how hard he’d tried: childhood best friend Bailey Masters. For reasons unknown to him, she’d shunned him ever since her mysterious return to Foggy Harbor at the beginning of their sophomore year.
Calling her business the Button Up Detective Agency, Janika sets out to find her own cases to investigate, having been warned by the police not to investigate her husband’s murder. But that’s something she can’t resist when the opportunity arises. When things turn nasty, who can she trust?
London Holiday: A Pride & Prejudice Romantic Comedy (affiliate link)
When the truth is harder to believe than disguise.
Drugged and betrayed in his own household, Fitzwilliam Darcy makes his escape from a forged compromise that would see him unhappily wed. Dressed as a footman and barely conscious, he is welcomed into one of London’s unknown neighbourhoods by a young lady who is running out of time and running for her life.
Deciding to hide in plain sight, Miss Elizabeth Bennet dodges the expectation to marry the man of her mother’s dreams. When the insolent footman she “found” refuses to leave her side until they can uncover a solution to their respective dilemmas, the two new acquaintances have nowhere to turn but each other
The Chiral Agent – A Military Science Fiction Thriller: Biogenesis War Book 1 (The Biogenesis War) (affiliate link)
His genetic code could destroy all life.
Shadow Recon pilot Micah Case awakens above an alien world, with no memory of his past and a mysterious voice inside his head. Worse, his own military is hunting him… and he has no idea why.
The voice leads to a discovery so unbelievable, enemy nations would kill to control it — to control him. Now, Micah must use every skill in his arsenal to secure the stolen research.
The stakes are impossibly high, but failure is not an option. The alternative could mean the extinction of a people Micah can no longer call his own. Humanity.
The Boss (Manhattan Records Book 1) (affiliate link)
What do you do when your boss’s boss flirts with you, promises you a good time and nothing more, yet keeps coming back for more?
Nate Lexington is one of New York’s most eligible bachelors and intends to keep it that way. He doesn’t let anyone get close…until a chance encounter with employee Ashlee Webb turns his world upside-down.
Nate discovers her virgin submissiveness and is smitten. A relationship blossoms until he makes a knee-jerk decision that screws up everything.
Forever, Interrupted: A Novel (affiliate link)
Elsie Porter is an average twentysomething and yet what happens to her is anything but ordinary. On a rainy New Year’s Day, she heads out to pick up a pizza for one. She isn’t expecting to see anyone else in the shop, much less the adorable and charming Ben Ross. Their chemistry is instant and electric. Ben cannot even wait twenty-four hours before asking to see her again. Within weeks, the two are head over heels in love. By May, they’ve eloped.
Only nine days later, Ben is out riding his bike when he is hit by a truck and killed on impact. Elsie hears the sirens outside her apartment, but by the time she gets downstairs, he has already been whisked off to the emergency room. At the hospital, she must face Susan, the mother-in-law she has never met—and who doesn’t even know Elsie exists.
The Wife Lie: A suspense with a shocking twist (affiliate link)
And his wife is on my doorstep.
The wife I never knew he had.
Does that mean my husband’s out looking for wife number three?
The more I dig… the more I find.
Ledger Stone is not the man I thought I knew.
What I’d thought was a whirlwind romance has turned out to be a hurricane laced with lies.
It started with one.
Will it end with another?
The Wife Lie is a domestic suspense novel where secrets are buried deep.
Penny Stone gave up everything for the husband she thought she knew — and now she must uncover the truth: just how much of her marriage was a lie?
And is their love worth fighting for?
The Forbidden: A Fantasy Romance Series (The Ancestors Saga, Book 1) (affiliate link)
The unforgettable story of one woman’s perilous journey to save, The Forbidden.
Rebaa’s adopted tribe lies slaughtered behind her. Rebaa’s lover, Juran, lays down his life for hers and now she must use all of her cunning and extraordinary powers to survive the inhospitable wilderness alone, ensuring that Juran’s sacrifice was not in vain.
But Rebaa’s battle for survival has only just begun…
Hunted by savage predators and more terrifying still, the nightmarish Eldrax, a murderous chieftain who will stop at nothing to possess Rebaa’s mysterious powers for his own, her very existence becomes a life or death chase in the pursuit and quest to reach the one place that surely offers salvation and a safe haven she can call home.
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