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Run Away With Me (affiliate link)
There’s only one way out of this. He wants to run. But he won’t go without his wife.
Laura knows it is wrong. They should stay and face the music. But she doesn’t want to lose her man. She can’t raise this baby alone. So she agrees to go with him…
But as time goes by, Laura worries that she has made a terrible mistake. They should never have ran. But it’s too late for that now. Her life is ruined. The only question is: how will it end?
A Limited Justice (The Craig Crime Novels Book 1) (affiliate link)
The discovery of a body in a petrol station gives D.C.I. Marc Craig’s murder squad a challenging mystery to solve. Another death in Ireland’s North West looks unrelated, but the forensic evidence is not what it initially appears.
Links begin to emerge between the two deaths, and set Craig on a pursuit unlike any he has faced before. Then an attack on someone close gives him a difficult question to answer: Is justice always what it seems?
Dying in Style (Josie Marcus Book 1) (affiliate link)
Suburban single mom, Josie Marcus, loves being a secret shopper. But when she’s framed for the murder of a famous handbag designer, Josie discovers that secret sleuth might be a better fit…
Josie’s excited about her latest assignment: mystery shopping the stores of St. Louis’s premier handbag designer, Danessa Celedine. A stunning socialite who frequently makes headlines with her hot Russian lover, Serge, Danessa sells exquisite purses to the rich and famous for a small fortune. Unfortunately, the Celedine shops aren’t nearly as dazzling as their clientele and Josie’s negative report could kill a lucrative deal to sell the handbag empire. Danessa swears it will also cost Josie her career.
Businesses often live and die by Josie’s reviews, but when Danessa and Serge are found murdered, she’s suddenly linked to an actual homicide…as the chief suspect! Now, Josie will need all her secret shopper subterfuge to investigate the crimes, clear her name, and stop the killer from claiming another fashion victim.
A hilarious modern-day retelling of My Fair Lady with a slow-burn romance.
Can a girl go from white trash to high class?
Lacey’s attempt to get a bank loan for her dream restaurant end up making her feel like she’s doomed to failure and poverty.
Enter Garrett Halifax, her roommate’s handsome and just a bit stuffy Harvard-educated brother.
When he offers to help Lacey clean up her appearance and speech to impress future bank managers, she jumps at the chance. With a little help, she’s sure she can transform herself.
Caterpillars make transformation seem way too easy.
Lacey makes mistake after mistake. And perhaps the biggest mistake is falling for sexy Garret.
The Problem with Planning Love: A Sweet Military Single Dad Romance (The OCONUS Bonus Series Book 1) (affiliate link)
Single dad. Divorcé. Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army.
All titles I’ve come to terms with, even if I didn’t see those first two coming.
I never imagined making a military move to Germany as a single parent. What else I never imagined? Having an insane spark like I’ve never felt with my son’s kindergarten teacher.
Livie’s a singular force of light and beauty, and I’ve never wanted someone so much. But after what happened last time, I can’t escape the dread of dragging a new wife into this life and failing again.
Besides, our lives are too different. Our plans don’t match. We definitely shouldn’t date and absolutely can’t afford to catch feelings.
REV (affiliate link)
Every kid wanted to be a REV, but very few ever would.
Zac Murphy was the most-badass REV warrior in the Corps. He’d gone on more Runs and killed more aliens than any single Human alive. He’d been one of the early volunteers for the NT-4 Program, which used a powerful performance-enhancing drug to turn ordinary Marines into super killing machines. Affectionately called REV, the drug wasn’t for everyone. Few made it through the screening process, and fewer still into the Fleet.
Zac was the most-senior REV alive, a miracle of science and a legend in the Corps. His job was to be the battering ram for the Marines, the first in while revved up on NT-4. During a Run he was a mindless killing machine, dangerous to both foe and friend alike. That’s why his fellow Marines gave him a wide berth until he could be put down by the Twilight drug. At that point he was somewhat manageable.
But something was happening to Zac. Long after most other REVs were dead, burned out or ‘retired,’ Zac was growing stronger, more powerful.
Mama Makes Up Her Mind: And Other Dangers of Southern Living (affiliate link)
White’s indelible vignettes of Southern eccentricity have entranced millions who have heard her read them on NPR. Mama Makes Up Her Mind is as sweetly intoxicating as a mint julep and as invigorating as a walk in White’s own overgrown garden.
The Devouring Gray (affiliate link)
After the death of her sister, seventeen-year-old Violet Saunders finds herself dragged to Four Paths, New York. Violet may be a newcomer, but she soon learns her mother isn’t: They belong to one of the revered founding families of the town, where stone bells hang above every doorway and danger lurks in the depths of the woods.
Justin Hawthorne’s bloodline has protected Four Paths for generations from the Gray—a lifeless dimension that imprisons a brutal monster. After Justin fails to inherit his family’s powers, his mother is determined to keep this humiliation a secret. But Justin can’t let go of the future he was promised and the town he swore to protect.
Ever since Harper Carlisle lost her hand to an accident that left her stranded in the Gray for days, she has vowed revenge on the person who abandoned her: Justin Hawthorne. There are ripples of dissent in Four Paths, and Harper seizes an opportunity to take down the Hawthornes and change her destiny—to what extent, even she doesn’t yet know.
Fortune’s Fresh Start (The Fortunes of Texas: Rambling Rose Book 1) (affiliate link)
There’s a new breed of Fortune in town…
In the small Texas burg of Rambling Rose, real estate investor Callum Fortune is making a big splash. The last thing he needs is any personal complications slowing his pace—least of all nurse Becky Averill, a beautiful widow with twin baby girls. Callum’s past has convinced him he’s not cut out for commitment. Yet, drawn to Becky in ways he can’t understand, Callum is torn between moving on…and moving in!
Saveur: The New Comfort Food: Home Cooking from Around the World (affiliate link)
The Winter Berry House (affiliate link)
A heartwarming Christmas novel about rediscovering past loves and remembering that home is where the heart is.
It’s the beginning of December, and the town of Port Landon is covered with snow and glowing with festive cheer. Working at the Port diner, Kait Davenport is counting down to Christmas the same way she does every year, serving fruitcake and cinnamon flavored coffee.
But when she unexpectedly runs into her high school sweetheart, Branch Sterling, she knows this Christmas is going to be different.
The holiday season marks the first anniversary of his beloved Grandma Addie’s passing, and Branch must face the task he has been putting off for so long… It’s time to return to the house he’s inherited – the house he once called home – and make peace with his loss.
The Dover Cafe at War (Dover Cafe Series Book 1) (affiliate link)
At the heart of Market Square lies Castle’s Café, run by the formidable Nellie Castle and her six children.
Since the scandalous birth of her son ten years ago, Marianne, Nellie’s eldest daughter, has preferred to stay in the kitchen, hidden away from the scrutiny of the town gossips. Overcome with shame, she has never revealed the identity of Donny’s father – not even to her own mother.
But with World War II just around the corner, soon Marianne’s past catches up with her. And suddenly the lives of the Castle family become a lot more complicated.
Will the secrets from her past destroy their future?
The Last Exit: A Jen Lu Mystery (affiliate link)
Set in Washington D.C. in the near future, climate change has hit hard, fires are burning, unemployment is high, and controversial longevity treatments are only available to the very rich. Enter resourceful young police detective, Jen B. Lu, and her ‘partner’, Chandler, a SIM implant in her brain and her instant link to the Internet and police records, and constant voice inside her head. He’s an inquisitive tough guy, with a helluva sense of humor and his own ideas about solving crimes.
As a detective in the Elder Abuse unit, Jen is supposed to be investigating kids pushing their aging parents to “exit” so they are eligible to get the longevity drug. But what really has her attention are the persistent rumors about Eden, an illegal version of the longevity drug, and the bizarre outbreak of people aging almost overnight, then suddenly dying–is this all connected? Is Big Pharma involved?
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