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The Hailey Webb Mysteries: Volumes 1-3 (affiliate link)
Starting over can be deadly . . .
After a few life-altering changes, 28-year-old Hailey Webb lands a job as an assistant/errand runner for the local newspaper in her hometown of Palm Shores, California. If she knew this meant stumbling onto dead bodies, then she . . . well, she probably still would have taken the job. A girl’s gotta eat, right? How long can one last on a steady diet of ramen noodles?
When Hailey finds a dead treasure hunter on his boat on her first day at work, she realizes that yep, things can get way worse than she imagined. And if that’s not enough, Hailey is confronted with events from her past that she’d rather forget. When they start to gain in on her, she knows she has to solve the murder to get the answers she needs.
Who Murdered Garson Talmadge (A Matt Kile Mystery Book 1) (affiliate link)
No Time To Run (Michael Collins Book 1) (affiliate link)
Morally Corrupt: A Dark Romance (Morally Questionable Book 1) (affiliate link)
She hid behind a pretty smile, the darkness that lay inside.
He hid behind flawed justice, the blood that stained his hands.
Bianca Ashby, a certified sociopath with an obsession for her husband, tries to juggle two lives – the demure NYPD Chief Commissioner wife, and the perfect Bratva assassin; all the while keeping her husband safe and blissfully unaware.
But when high-level corruption and a personal vendetta raise the stakes, no one is who they say they are; least of all Bianca’s perfectly dull husband, Theo.
From glitzy New York ballrooms and charity events to underground sex rings, drugs, and illegal fights, the best pretender wins it all.
When Beth Brown loses her job and her long-standing boyfriend in the space of twenty-four hours, she thinks life can’t get any worse. That’s until she finds herself in the depths of the English countryside working for celebrity chef, Rocco di Castri. Not only has she to deal with his legendary moods, but she has to contend with his prickly girlfriend, international supermodel, Pandora, and his best friend, the rock guitarist, Zak Stranger.
Struggling with her feelings of rejection and loss, Beth finds a new sense of contentment in the country and despite herself develops a fanciful crush on her boss, Rocco.
When her ex turns up unexpectedly, Beth’s certain he must want a reconciliation, but there’s unsettling news which causes Beth to question her own needs and desires.
A Heart in the Right Place (affiliate link)
All Nick wants to do is take his dying father for a perfect father-son weekend in the Scottish Highlands.
It’s not much to ask, is it? A log cabin, a roaring fire, a bottle of fine whisky and two days to paper over the cracks in their relationship.
However, Nick didn’t plan on making the trip with a dead neighbour in the back of his car. Or the neighbour’s dog. He really didn’t plan on being pursued by a psychotic female assassin intent on collecting body parts. And he really, really didn’t plan on encountering a platoon of heavily armed mercenaries or a werewolf.
The Sleep Tight Motel (Dark Corners collection) (affiliate link)
A woman on the run finds refuge in a motel at the edge of the woods, with plenty of vacancies. Check in for the night with New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger.
Eve has a fake ID, a .38, and a violent lover receding in the rearview mirror. He’ll never find her at the isolated motel, and its kindly manager is happy to ease her fears. But if Eve is the only guest, whom does she keep hearing on the other side of the wall? Eve won’t get a good night’s rest until she finds out.
Lisa Unger’s The Sleep Tight Motel is part of Dark Corners, a collection of seven heart-stopping short stories by bestselling authors who give you so many new reasons to be afraid. Each story can be read in a single sitting. Or, if you have the nerve, you can listen all by yourself in the dark.
Secrets Never Die (Morgan Dane Book 5) (affiliate link)
When a retired sheriff’s deputy is shot to death in his home, his troubled teenage stepson, Evan, becomes the prime suspect. Even more incriminating, the boy disappeared from the scene of the crime.
Desperate to find her son, Evan’s mother begs PI Lance Kruger for help. She knows her son is innocent. Kruger and defense attorney Morgan Dane want to believe that too, but the evidence against the boy is damning. Just as the trail goes cold, another deputy vanishes. His shocking connection to Evan’s stepfather throws the investigation into chaos as Lance and Morgan fear the worst…that Evan is the killer’s new target.
With so many secrets to unravel, will Lance and Morgan find him before it’s too late?
His Human Assistant (Monsters Love Curvy Girls Book 3) (affiliate link)
I’m a corporate whistleblower running for my life, so I take the first job I can find off planet.
Now I’m a lowly assistant for some rich devil named Hannibal Hellstone? And when I say “devil,” I mean DEVIL. As in this guy’s skin is dark red, he has shiny black horns, sharp fangs, silver-tipped claws and a barbed tail. This Hyrrokin is scary AF and his eight-year-old son looks just like him. And, he has a sharp-toothed, three-headed, fire-breathing “dog” at his side.
I’m supposed to live with my new boss?
I don’t know anything about kids. And I don’t like pets. But, jeez, this guy is hawt. And his kid is sweet too. My heart cracks open for them—and their “dog.”
Cricket (Cricket Kendall Book 1) (affiliate link)
Witches come of age when they turn eighteen—the age where they reach the full potential of their power and magical abilities.
Cricket Kendall’s birthday is a little more than a month away. She’s just moved to Emery Ridge, Colorado for her senior year of high school in the hopes her eccentric aunt Aurora might help her learn all she needs to know about becoming a full-fledged witch. Just a few days after moving to her new town, Aurora introduces Cricket to a young werewolf from the local pack.
Theo Ashbrooke is funny, charming, and super-freaking-hot.
Cricket and Theo connect right away, and it doesn’t take long before they’re spending almost all of their time together. The only problem is, Theo has two equally hot best friends:
Hollis Wakefield and Cas Seymour.
A Thread So Thin (Cobbled Court Quilts Book 3) (affiliate link)
While New Bern, Connecticut, lies under a blanket of snow, the Cobbled Court Quilt Shop remains a cozy haven for its owner, Evelyn Dixon, and her friends. Evelyn relishes winter’s slower pace—besides, internet sales are hopping, thanks to her son Garrett’s efforts. In addition to helping out at the shop, Garrett has also been patiently waiting for his girlfriend, Liza, to finish art school in New York City. But as much as Evelyn loves Liza, she wonders if it’s a good idea for her son to be so serious, so soon, with a young woman who’s just getting ready to spread her wings . . .
Liza’s wondering the same thing—especially after Garrett rolls out the red carpet for a super-romantic New Year’s Eve—complete with marriage proposal. Garrett’s the closest thing to perfect she’s ever known, but what about her own imperfections? The only happy marriage Liza’s ever seen is her Aunt Abigail’s, and it took her decades to tie the knot.
A Secret for a Secret (All In Book 3) (affiliate link)
My name is Ryan Kingston, and I’m a rule follower. I’ve never been in a fistfight. I always obey the speed limit. I don’t get drunk, and I definitely don’t pick up random women at bars.
Except the night I found out that my whole existence has been a lie.
I got drunk. And picked up a stranger.
Her name was Queenie, and she was everything I’m not: reckless, impulsive, and chaotic. We did shots and traded secrets. And ended up naked at my place.
She left me a thank-you note in the morning and her panties as a parting gift. But no way to contact her.
Six weeks later I’m sitting in the first official team meeting of the season, and there she is. I neglected to mention that I’m the goalie for Seattle’s NHL team.
And Queenie? Turns out she’s the general manager’s daughter.
A Billionaire’s Love Affair: A Bancroft Billionaire Brothers Novel (affiliate link)
My billionaire family calls me back to New York.
Time to take over the charitable foundation we have. As if traveling the globe and having a new woman every night wasn’t a good enough life.
Alas, I return. There’s a lot of money behind the family name, and I want my cut.
My own pleasure can take a back seat, or so I thought.
Even though she’s totally against working for “the man,” my new hire joins the foundation and the electricity between us could light up the night sky.
Never in my life has someone taken my attention like this woman has.
I put the bad in bad boy, but all of the naughty things we’re doing around the office are sure to catch up with me soon.
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