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Wounded Warriors – 3 book set (affiliate link)
Jake Harrington has returned from two tours in Iraq, and this wounded warrior is searching for peace – and a family friend who’s gone missing. He turns to his former love Kari for help. Though Jake hurt Kari badly once before, she agrees to help him under one condition: he must provide her with “feel good stories” about the everyday heroes he served with. But his memory is sketchy at best, and the only stories he remembers are the ones she doesn’t want to hear.
Fate, it seems, has brought them back together – but can Kari ever forget Jakes’ bitter betrayal, and will he forgive hers when to save her career she must betray his trust…?
Her Final Mistake (Meg Dawson murder mysteries Book 1) (affiliate link)
A murder. A twisted truth. A fight for survival.
Investigative journalist Meg Dawson is about to be demoted to the graveyard shift unless she can score a big scoop. But she gets more than she bargained for when a murder case lands in her lap—the victim was her good friend, Sam Vargas.
Just when Meg starts building momentum to uncover the truth about Sam’s death, her boss at the Times hands her story to her archrival. What’s worse, the police are asking all the wrong questions, both about Sam and her dark past. Meg continues her investigation in secret, uncovering one ugly deed after the next, until she comes face to face with a devastating truth.
Can Meg outsmart a killer who always seems to be one step ahead?
Curtains for Romeo: Coastal Playhouse Murder Mysteries Book One (affiliate link)
Tig isn’t a detective. She just played one on TV. Will that be enough to help her find the killer?
Acting jobs are scarce now for former TV teen detective Antigone Alden. So when a teaching position opens up at Southern Coastal University, Tig packs up her teenage daughter and heads home to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
But the house she inherited from her mother isn’t entirely empty. Her mom seems stuck between this life and the next, and now Tig is a local reporter’s prime suspect in the murder of the former theater professor. Given his reputation as a ladies’ man, however, there are plenty of people with a motive.
The Sean Kruger Series Complete Boxed Set (affiliate link)
In the lobby of a prestigious Wall Street investment firm, one man is dead and another seriously injured. The man accused of the crime is now a fugitive. When the Director of the FBI personally orders Special Agent Sean Kruger to New York City to find the fugitive, Kruger questions the reason. Told to shut up and do his job, he starts looking into the case. What he finds is troubling. Eye-witness accounts seem contrived with little variance between individual testimonies. The more he hears, the more he feels someone is manipulating the story.
As the investigation unfolds, he discovers the only information known about the fugitive is a HR file from a former employer. Public records of the man do not exist.
The fugitive is a ghost. A ghost who has disappeared.
Feud (The Wars of the Roses Book 1) (affiliate link)
In 1459 open war breaks out between the Houses of York and Lancaster and a desperate struggle for the crown of England begins. Yet, while the fire of civil war burns, an old local score is being settled in the heart of Yorkshire.
Young and untried knight, Ned Elder, finds himself at the centre of a bitter feud when his father is executed, his brother butchered and his sisters abducted. Ned barely escapes with his life and is pursued across the land with only a few loyal companions.
Determined to find his sisters, recover his lands and put an end to the feud, Ned is forced to take sides in the civil war. He soon gains a formidable reputation in the Yorkist army of young Edward, Earl of March, but the path he must follow is brutal for his enemies are relentless and will show no mercy.
While Ned risks all upon the snow-covered battlefield of Towton, his sisters and the girl he loves must also fight for their very survival. In the wake of the battle, the brutal feud is played out to its bloody conclusion.
The Amish Midwife’s Daughter (affiliate link)
As a midwife’s daughter, Ruth had seen it all, or at least most of it.
When her mother is called to an emergency delivery in the dead of night, Ruth accompanies her. She takes care of the younger children and meets Moses King. After being away for three years, Moses King has returned from Ohio as a wiser farmer and a way more attractive man. Their connection is instant and for the first time, Ruth finds herself thinking of the future.
Ruth’s joy is short-lived when she learns that Moses is courting Elizabeth Beiler. Although beautiful, Elizabeth’s heart is tainted with vanity, pride, and selfishness. A chance encounter leaves Ruth devastated and wondering how Moses could even be interested in such a self-centered person.
Moses finds himself attracted to Ruth but knows he is already courting Elizabeth. When Elizabeth’s behavior spirals out of control, Moses has finally had enough. He vows to seek a future with someone more fitting. There is an obvious choice, but there are differences that have to be overcome. Help could come from the most unlikely source.
The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss (Why Intermittent Fasting Is the Key to Controlling Your Weight) (affiliate link)
The landmark book that is helping thousands of people lose weight for good.
Harness the power of intermittent fasting for lasting weight loss
Understand the science of weight gain, obesity, and insulin resistance
Enjoy an easy and delicious low carb, high fat diet
Ditch calorie counting, yoyo diets, and excessive exercise for good
Everything you believe about how to lose weight is wrong. Weight gain and obesity are driven by hormones—in everyone—and only by understanding the effects of the hormones insulin and insulin resistance can we achieve lasting weight loss.
In this highly readable and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung, long considered the founder of intermittent fasting, sets out an original theory of obesity and weight gain. He shares five basic steps to controlling your insulin for better health. And he explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight—for good.
The Cottage on Ghost Lane (The Beach House Mystery Series Book 1) (affiliate link)
Each house has a history. Each person has a secret. Each turn of events leads to danger.
Come back to me.
Cole Dalton’s wife, Caroline, had the words etched onto a pendant for him. Each time he deployed overseas as a military bomb tech, she stitched the pendant into his uniform. Cole returned safely from the battlefield . . . only to bury his wife after a tragic car accident.
Cole moves into their beachside cottage to both heal and find closure after Caroline’s death. But on the first day he arrives, he finds an intruder searching for something and desperate enough to kill.
Mysterious incidents continue to occur, leading Cole to ask: Was Caroline hiding something in the months before she died? But what? And why?
Fade (affiliate link)
Welcome to the new war on terror. A secret wing of Homeland Security is recruiting agents to work undercover in the Middle East, and the director wants his second-in-command, Matt Egan, to bring aboard an old friend, Salam Al Fayed—better known as Fade. He’s perfect: An ex-Navy Seal and the son of immigrants, he speaks flawless Arabic.
Trouble is, he’s “retired”; he was wounded in the line of duty, and the government refused to pay for the risky surgery that could have helped him. Now he’s walking around with a bullet lodged near his spine, and he’s not too fond of anyone in the government — least of all, his ex-best friend Matt Egan, whom he blames for his present condition.
Against Egan’s wishes, the director tries to “persuade” Fade to join the team. But Fade is prepared to fight back at any cost. The chase is on — will Matt be able to find his friend-turned-fugitive before Fade can take the ultimate revenge?
Vanished (The Baudin & Dixon Trilogy Book 1) (affiliate link)
The Cheyenne Police Department doesn’t handle many murders. So when a woman is found mutilated and crucified, Detective Kyle Dixon catches a case where all the evidence has long since been destroyed. Any detective would find it a difficult investigation, but to make matters worse, Dixon is paired with Ethan Baudin: a new detective in the unit who doesn’t believe the law should apply to those that chase monsters.
They find that the murder is connected to a rash of fraternity rapes and the case becomes highly publicized and politically charged. As Dixon and Baudin unravel the victim’s life and follow it to Cheyenne’s underbelly, it leads them to a rash of unexplained disappearances of young women, and to the dark tastes of the most powerful men in the city.
The case quickly begins to threaten their careers, and even their lives. Dixon and Baudin will have to decide if the backlash is worth finding out the truth, or if some deaths are better left unexplained.
Hidden (The Texas Murder Files Book 1) (affiliate link)
When a woman is found brutally murdered on Austin’s lakeside hike-and-bike trail, investigative reporter Bailey Rhoads turns up on the scene demanding access and answers. She tries to pry information out of the lead detective, Jacob Merritt. But this case is unlike any he’s ever seen, and nothing adds up. With the pressure building, Jacob knows the last thing he needs is a romantic entanglement, but he can’t convince himself to stay away from Bailey.
Bailey has a hunch that the victim wasn’t who she claimed to be and believes this mugging-turned-murder could have been a targeted hit. When she digs deeper, the trail leads her to a high-tech fortress on the outskirts of Austin, where researchers are pushing the boundaries of a cutting-edge technology that could be deadly in the wrong hands.
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