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Rogue Star: Frozen Earth (affiliate link)
Logan Willis’s life is falling apart: he lost his job and found out that his wife is cheating on him all in the same day. Thinking that his world has ended, Logan checks into a hotel and turns on the TV to see that he’s not far wrong—radio telescopes have detected mysterious signals coming from inside our solar system, and the source is moving toward us at over 500 miles per second. The media concludes that these signals must be of an alien origin. Still reeling from the news, Logan gets a phone call from his brother-in-law. Richard is talking crazy about the end of the world again, but this time he doesn’t sound so crazy.
A Secret in the Keys (Coconut Key Book 1) (affiliate link)
All she wants is a second chance at life and love…and a beach house in the Keys.
The last thing Beck Foster wants to do is attend a party for her estranged aunt in the Florida Keys. One month earlier, Beck’s seemingly ideal existence imploded when her husband of thirty-four years announced he was leaving her. Now, so she has to sell her house, get a job, and somehow put her broken heart and life back together. She can’t do all that if she runs off to visit a woman she barely remembers.
Or can she?
Accompanied by her grown daughter who also longs for an escape, Beck heads to Coconut Key, where she’d lived the earliest years of her life. There, she forges a life-changing relationship with a woman she never really understood, dips her toes into the waters of a new romance, and begins the process of starting over.
In the Silence (Anna Scavolini Mysteries Book 1) (affiliate link)
Anna Scavolini hasn’t set foot in Glasgow for ten years – and she’s not short of reasons…
On her first night back in town, what should have been the start of a relaxing Christmas getaway takes a decidedly macabre turn when she stumbles upon an old flame, Andrew Foley, bleeding to death on the snow-clad slopes of Kelvingrove Park.
Who killed Foley in such a brutal manner – and why? If the police have any leads, they’re keeping them under wraps. Convinced that Foley was deliberately targeted rather than the victim of a random attack, Anna begins her own investigation, and in so doing unearths a trail of long-buried secrets, leading back to a crime committed over a decade ago.
A crime so unspeakable its perpetrators are prepared to take their silence to the grave.
Fries and Alibis (Mitzy Moon Mysteries Book 1) (affiliate link)
A gift that’s too good to be true. A murder she didn’t commit. A barista in a latte trouble…
Mitzy Moon believes she’s an orphan, so she’s dumbstruck when a special delivery to her low-rent apartment reveals a family. But her shock turns to awe when she discovers her grandmother left her a fortune and a bookshop of rare tomes brimming with magic.
No sooner does she set foot in the quirky village of Pin Cherry Harbor to claim her inheritance, than the handsome sheriff catches her standing over a corpse. Desperate to prove her innocence, she’s forced to accept help from her granny’s entitled cat and a spirit from beyond the grave.
Can Mitzy and her otherworldly helpers uncover the real killer before the long, sexy arm of the law hauls her to jail?
If I Say Yes (Blake Brothers Book 1) (affiliate link)
He made me fall in love with him. I couldn’t stop it.
He’s a professional baseball player, with women falling all over him… but he chose me, the plus size woman in the stands.
But the day of the wedding, his true colors come out and with my heart broke in two, I escape and leave him standing at the altar.
I knew the first time I saw her that she would be the woman I’d marry.
In a whirlwind, we set the date.
But with a case of misunderstandings and mistaken identity, she leaves for our honeymoon… single.
I do what any man in love would do… I follow her – and make her mine.
The Bluebell Cafe Cozy Mystery Collection: Books 1-3 (affiliate link)
A FRIEND IN KNEAD It’s springtime in Vermont and Harriet’s life is finally on a roll – until a murder hits way too close to home and she and her best friend, Claire, are forced to conduct their own search for the killer.
SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMEONE BLUE The Bluebell Café is catering its first wedding, and Harriet couldn’t be more pleased. But when the night ends with the best man murdered, the police begin barking up what feels suspiciously like the wrong tree.
CRIMES OF THE TART It’s winter in Sevenoaks, Vermont, but Harriet Pickles isn’t even close to having the blahs. Her café is doing a brisk business, her relationship with her boyfriend Nick is on steady ground, and to top it off, her favorite TV cooking show is coming to town to film an episode. But when the night of the TV filming begins with a massive storm and ends with a murder, things take a swift turn.
The Girl Who Lived: A Thrilling Suspense Novel (affiliate link)
No one believes her story. The police think she’s crazy. Her therapist thinks she’s suicidal. Everyone else thinks she’s a dangerous drunk. They’re all right—but did she see the killer?
As the anniversary of the murders approaches, Faith Winters is released from the psychiatric hospital and yanked back to the last spot on earth she wants to be—her hometown where the slayings took place. Wracked by the lingering echoes of survivor’s guilt, Faith spirals into a black hole of alcoholism and wanton self-destruction. Finding no solace at the bottom of a bottle, Faith decides to track down her sister’s killer—only to discover that she’s the one being hunted.
How can one woman uncover the truth when everyone’s a suspect—including herself?
Complexity: The Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Chaos (affiliate link)
Those Who Disappeared (affiliate link)
It’s been thirty years since his father went missing. Now there’s a body, can he finally find out why?
When a man’s body is discovered in a Swiss glacier thirty years after he went missing, his son, Foster Treherne, hopes he’ll finally have closure on what happened to the father he never met. But then the autopsy reveals signs of a struggle, and what was assumed to be a tragic accident suddenly looks more sinister.
Foster tracks down his father’s old friends, but when he starts to ask questions it becomes clear that there’s something they don’t want to tell him. While some are evasive, others seem to wish the body had never been found. What exactly is their connection to each other, and why are they so reluctant to discuss the day his father disappeared? Who are they trying to protect?
Dangerous Beauty (affiliate link)
A beautiful fugitive. A hot bodyguard. A high-stakes game of temptation.
For Nasir, former Special Ops military man and bodyguard, his new job seems like an easy-money gig: trail a Russian mobster’s runaway wife in Mexico, enjoy the sun, observe, and report. Just one rule: don’t get too close. But it’s all Naz can do not to watch the alluring dancer’s every move. A closer look is irresistible—especially when she’s in trouble.
Evalina escaped to the island getaway to live an untraceable life—as far away from the past as she can get. But Eva can’t ignore the dark, muscled stud who rescues her from a drug gang. He says he’s an ex-cop on vacation. When providence throws them together time and again, Eva thinks it’s all a beautiful coincidence. Now she’s giving in to a strange new sensation: trust.
But Naz has a mission to accomplish and a secret to keep. Eva has her share of secrets, too. And as the heat flares between them, Naz knows that trust could become the most dangerous impulse of all.
Wonderland Creek (affiliate link)
Alice Grace Ripley lives in a dream world, her nose stuck in a book. But happily-ever-after life she’s planned on suddenly falls apart when her boyfriend, Gordon, breaks up with her, accusing her of living in a world of fiction instead of the real world. Then to top it off, Alice loses her beloved job at the library because of cutbacks due to the Great Depression.
Fleeing small-town gossip, Alice heads to the mountains of eastern Kentucky to deliver five boxes of donated books to the library in the tiny coal-mining village of Acorn. Dropped off by her relatives, Alice volunteers to stay for two weeks to help the librarian, Leslie McDougal.
But the librarian turns out to be far different than she anticipated–not to mention the four lady librarians who travel to the remote homes to deliver the much-desired books.
Murder in the White House (Capital Crimes Book 1) (affiliate link)
In a city where the weapon of choice is usually gossip, the strangling of Secretary of State Lansard Blaine in the Lincoln Bedroom is a gruesome first. White House counsel Ron Fairbanks is ordered to investigate. There are persistent rumors that the secretary was an inveterate womanizer with ties to a glamorous call girl. There is also troubling evidence of unofficial connections with international agents.
For Fairbanks, who is in love with the president’s daughter, one point is all too clear: only a few highly placed insiders had access to the Lincoln Bedroom that fateful evening, one of whom was the president. Torn between his job, his loyalty, his love, and uncovering the truth, Fairbanks must make gut-wrenching choices that lead to a surprise no one could have foreseen.
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