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The Mechanic (John Tyler Action Thrillers Book 1) (affiliate link)
Eight years retired from the army, Tyler manages his PTSD and begins a job as a classic car mechanic. He’s a single dad to Lexi, who’s about to enter college. Life is looking up.
Then, everything comes crashing down.
Tyler’s former commanding officer is out of prison and hellbent on revenge. Their mutual hatred has been simmering for years. When it finally boils over, everyone and everything in Tyler’s life is threatened.
He wanted to be a father and a mechanic. To save himself and his daughter, he’ll need to use the deadly skills he thought he left behind.
Can Tyler stop a monster without becoming one himself?
Deadly Start (Charlotte Dean Mysteries Book 1) (affiliate link)
Starting over has never been more dangerous…
Charlotte loves her new job at Rosie’s bookshop in the small town of Kingfisher Falls. One day she will buy the store, but for now she’s content to learn the ropes and forget her troubled past. Even the snobby book club ladies can’t dampen her spirits.
But when a strange series of crimes casts suspicion on all the wrong people – including Charlotte – she can’t stand back and watch. Charlotte begins her own investigation, and Rosie is more than happy to help. With the community divided and criminals on the loose, the annual Christmas Eve street party is about to change lives forever, and Charlotte is the only one who can prevent a disaster.
So much for keeping her head down.
Finding Tomorrow: A Bluebird Bay Novel (affiliate link)
Celia Burrows thought she had it all—a handsome husband, two successful children, and a gorgeous beach house on the Northern coast of Maine. But her perfect life cracks apart when her husband of thirty years informs her that he’s leaving. In a note. And since problems come in threes, her adult children reveal they’ve both been struggling with issues of their own.
Before the separation, Celia was the main caretaker for her elderly father, but as her sisters step up to help in the wake of her troubles, neither of them takes to the role. Being tethered in Bluebird Bay is a nightmare for Anna, the youngest, whose passion for travel photography has taken her around the world. And Stephanie has struggled ever since her husband died in a freak boating accident a couple of years ago.
Breaking His Code (Away From Keyboard Book 1) (affiliate link)
When love takes you down, it’s best to just control the fall.
I’d rather be elbows deep defusing a car bomb than all up in anyone’s feels, but civilian life is messy—and all I’ve got since one slip almost sent me home in a body bag. Now I debug lines of code by day and spend my nights with WestWind, a retired SEAL.
It’s not what you think.
We’re online gaming buddies, geeking out and trash talking to our heart’s content. But now he wants to meet up. I’m weak enough to say yes, though there’s something he has to understand. I handle my own stuff. I guard my heart. And I trust no one.
FlashPoint’s irreverent mouth and uncanny gaming ability have been a welcome distraction from the cold-sweat nightmares that still plague me eight years after leaving the teams. And the fact that the latest fitness fads are killing my Krav Maga studio,
forcing me to take on risky rescue missions to make ends meet.
Booty and the Beast: A Fairy Tale Retelling Shifter Style (affiliate link)
Bella is ignoring the advice of everyone that she knows and is moving into the forest for two months to study the sleepy owl, and hopefully get an A+ on her dissertation paper. But she’ll find more than just owls in the deep dark woods.
Logan is not an ordinary bear shifter. His furious bear cannot be trusted around humans so he has banished himself to the woods forever.
When Bella comes trespassing by will she meet Logan the man, or Logan the beast?
The Price of Salt (affiliate link)
Therese is nineteen and working in a department store during the Christmas shopping season. She dates men, although not with real enthusiasm. One day a beautiful older woman comes over to her counter and buys a doll. As the purchase is a C.O.D. order, Therese makes a mental note of the customer’s address. She is intrigued and drawn to the woman. Although young, inexperienced and shy, she writes a note to the customer, Carol, and is elated and surprised when Carol invites her to meet.
Therese realizes she has strong feelings for Carol, but is unsure of what they represent. Carol, in the process of a bitter separation and divorce, is also quite lonely. Soon the two women begin spending a great deal of time together. Before long, they are madly and hopelessly in love.
Borne: A Novel (affiliate link)
“Am I a person?” Borne asked me.
“Yes, you are a person,” I told him. “But like a person, you can be a weapon, too.”
In Borne, a young woman named Rachel survives as a scavenger in a ruined city half destroyed by drought and conflict. The city is dangerous, littered with discarded experiments from the Company—a biotech firm now derelict—and punished by the unpredictable predations of a giant bear. Rachel ekes out an existence in the shelter of a run-down sanctuary she shares with her partner, Wick, who deals his own homegrown psychoactive biotech.
One day, Rachel finds Borne during a scavenging mission and takes him home. Borne as salvage is little more than a green lump—plant or animal?—but exudes a strange charisma.
Ready to take the next step in your career . . . but not sure what’s holding you back? Read on.
Leadership expert Sally Helgesen and bestselling leadership coach Marshall Goldsmith have trained thousands of high achievers — men and women — to reach even greater heights. Again and again, they see that women face specific and different roadblocks from men as they advance in the workplace. In fact, the very habits that helped women early in their careers can hinder them as they move up. Simply put, what got you here won’t get you there . . . and you might not even realize your blind spots until it’s too late.
Life Support (affiliate link)
American by Day (affiliate link)
She knew it was a weird place. She’d heard the stories, seen the movies, read the books. But now police Chief Inspector Sigrid Ødegård has to leave her native Norway and actually go there; to that land across the Atlantic where her missing brother is implicated in the mysterious death of a prominent African American academic—America.
Sigrid is plunged into a United States where race and identity, politics and promise, reverberate in every aspect of daily life. Working with—or, if necessary, against—the police, she must negotiate the local political minefields and navigate the backwoods of the Adirondacks to uncover the truth before events escalate further.
Abel (Sabine Valley Book 1) (affiliate link)
Seven Brothers. Seven Brides. A revenge seven years in the making.
Eight years ago, my family was betrayed by those closest to us. Now we’re back in Sabine Valley, staging our return during the feast of Lammas, where I step into the ring and ensure we’re given what we’re owed. Who we’re owed. Our enemies send their seven best warriors against me.
With each victory, I win a Bride for each of my brothers. And for me? I’m saving the best for last. My Bride is Harlow, the woman claimed by the man I used to call friend—the one responsible for our exile. Eli. And if Eli has a problem with it? Well, then I’ll take him as my Bride, too. All the better to enact my revenge…and bring Sabine Valley to its knees.
BAD KARMA: The True Story of a Mexico Trip from Hell (affiliate link)
In the summer of 1978, twenty-one-year-old Paul Wilson jumps at the chance to join two local icons on a dream surf trip to mainland Mexico, unaware their ultimate destination lies in the heart of drug cartel country. Having no earthly idea of where he’ll get the money to pay his share, and determined to prove his mettle, he does the only thing he can think of: He robs a supermarket. And, if karma didn’t already have enough reason to doom the trip, he soon learns one of his companions is a convicted killer on the run, and the other an unscrupulous cad. Mishap and misfortune rule the days, and mere survival takes precedence over surfing.
Original photographs (including pre-kingpin El Chapo), and Wilson’s strong narrative style, combine to make this true story personal—in the tradition of Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer, and Barbarian Days, A Surfing Life by William Finnegan—except this tale had to wait for the statute of limitations to expire before it could be told.