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The Priest Hunter (The Daniel Wolfe Thrillers Book 1) (affiliate link)
A shattered man is a sharp instrument. – Bishop David Grippe
His brother is dead, found murdered on the floor of a Miami church with no known motive and only priests as suspects.
Father Daniel Wolfe – a former Special Forces sniper, now a disillusioned priest – runs covert missions for Vatican Internal Investigations, one of the most secretive organizations in the world.
Now his brother lies dead and his personal and professional lives collide.
Firebird’s Lair (The Dragonland Saga Book 1) (affiliate link)
A mysterious warlock. A ruthless band of wyvern poachers. A marriage neither of them wants.
Tsar Kirill’s only daughter is ailing. Poachers and robbers plague his kingdom. He doesn’t want a wife. Especially not that one.
Tsarevna Yuliana has a home already. She doesn’t want to leave everything she’s known, the seaside that she grew up by, to start a new life in a strange land. Especially not with him.
But Tsar Fyodor, his ally and her father, has other plans. He wants to forge an empire. And empire building by marriage is so much less taxing than empire building by war.
Or so he thinks.
Frost: A Verse Thriller (The Death-Bringer Chronicles Book 1) (affiliate link)
Everyday people living everyday lives, not knowing the legends, myths, and fairy tales they tell their children are real.
Goblins, trolls, magic – Not to mention Jack frost: The world’s most notorious criminal, the master escape artist, & one cool lady. Jack currently finds herself training Nathan Masterson, a protege with a magic thought to be extinct who now finds himself drawing attention from the Organization: The magical governments law enforcement group. On the run for a murder he didn’t commit & struggling with the secrets of his past. Is he seeing double or is someone out to frame him? Even with help from Jack the world seems colder than usual.
As Death approaches. It’s gonna be a cold summer.
Get ready for Frost.
In Lost Dreams the Four Were Bound (Genean Chronicles Book 1) (affiliate link)
Drama. Lies. Sex. Welcome to Palm South University.
At a college in sunny South Florida, the weather is hot, and the guys are hotter.
Cassie McBee is a freshman, brand new to campus, and it doesn’t take her long to figure out that the rules are only set to be broken at PSU.
A pre-med bio major, she’s got more important things to worry about than joining a sorority or partying at fraternity houses. But her best friend is rushing, and when she tags along, she discovers there’s more to Greek life than she thought.
And when she meets Adam Brooks, the sexy soon-to-be president of Alpha Sigma, she kisses her heart goodbye right there on the spot.
There’s just one small problem.
Adam is dating Skyler, Cassie’s new Big in Kappa Kappa Beta.
Poison in Paradise (affiliate link)
Life on the open seas is everything Lexi Walker ever wanted! Her position as the part-time lifeguard and part-time Port Adventures coordinator for Epic Cruise Line has her traveling around the world and living her dream. And she has high hopes that her latest trip to the tropical Bahamas will be nothing short of magical.
Hopes that are dashed all too quickly.
What starts as a chance connection with a friend from her past, who is sailing on Epic to celebrate her recent marriage, turns into a deadly tragedy when Lexi finds the groom dead in a resort’s hot tub! Was it an accident? Or something more sinister? Suddenly Lexi finds herself thrust into a potential murder investigation where everyone is hiding something and no one seems innocent.
The Perfect Son: A gripping with a breathtaking twist (affiliate link)
“Mrs. Cass, we were hoping your son could answer a few questions about the girl who disappeared last night…”
Erika Cass has a perfect family and a perfect life. Until the evening when two detectives show up at her front door.
A high school girl has vanished from Erika’s quiet suburban neighborhood. The police suspect the worst–murder. And Erika’s teenage son, Liam, was the last person to see the girl alive.
Erika has always sensed something dark and disturbed in her seemingly perfect older child. She wants to believe he’s innocent, but as the evidence mounts, she can’t deny the truth–Liam may have done the unthinkable.
Now she must ask herself:
How far will she go to protect her son?
Obsidian Son: Nate Temple Series Book 1 (affiliate link)
To do list: Cow-tip the Minotaur. Cure a reptile dysfunction.
My name is Nate Temple, and I’m secretly a wizard. I ride a foul-mouthed unicorn, I drink with Achilles, and I’m pals with the Four Horsemen. I’ve even cow-tipped the Minotaur. I understand the theory of following the rules…I’m just not very good at the application.
Because rules were meant to be broken.
Especially when I find out a monster just murdered my parents. Now all I can hear is the sweet, soothing song of vengeance in my ears, playing on repeat.
But when shifter dragons come to town, I’m forced to step away from hunting down the scumbag murderer. Because I know the cure for a reptile dysfunction, and the dragons aren’t going to like it.
This fight soon opens up Pandora’s Box, and suddenly every flavor of supernatural thug is after me. The only way out of it—to save my city—is to murder my best friend.
Idiot: Life Stories from the Creator of Help Helen Smash (affiliate link)
Laura Clery makes a living by sharing inappropriate comedy sketches with millions of strangers on the internet. She writes songs about her anatomy, talks trash about her one-eyed rescue pug, and sexually harasses her husband, Stephen. And it pays the bills!
Now, in her first-ever book, Laura recounts how she went from being a dangerously impulsive, broke, unemployable, suicidal, cocaine-addicted narcissist, crippled by fear and hopping from one toxic romance to the next…to a more-happy-than-not, somewhat rational, meditating, vegan yogi with good credit, a great marriage, a fantastic career, and four unfortunate-looking rescue animals. Still, above all, Laura remains an amazingly talented, adorable, and vulnerable, self-described…Idiot.
With her signature brand of offbeat, no-holds-barred humor, Idiot introduces you to a wildly original—and undeniably relatable—new voice.
The Dragonback Series Books 1–3: Dragon and Thief, Dragon and Soldier, and Dragon and Slave (affiliate link)
The first three adventures in the Dragonback science fiction fantasy series from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of the Thrawn series.
Dragon and Thief: Young thief and con artist Jack Morgan is hiding out on an uninhabited planet after he’s falsely accused of a crime. But his solitude is interrupted when Draycos, a warrior whose reptilian race is being targeted for extinction, makes an emergency landing. The two will be able to survive, but only if they literally bond together . . .
Dragon and Soldier: When all is well, Draycos looks like nothing more than a tattoo on Jack Morgan’s back. But when Jack’s threatened, the K’da warrior appears in his true, dragonlike form. Together they go undercover to investigate a mercenary outfit connected to the extermination of Draycos’s people, and it turns out Jack isn’t the only new recruit with a secret . . .
Dragon and Slave: Following a lead, Jack becomes a slave on a Brummga alien estate where he must find out all he can while under the cruel watch of a vicious slave master who has no problem killing the help. Fortunately, Draycos always has his back.
Beneficence: A Novel (affiliate link)
In the midst of a nearly perfect life, Doris Senter is thankful but wary. “We can’t ever know what will come,” she says. When an unimaginable tragedy turns the family of five into a family of four, everything the Senters held faith in is shattered. The family is consumed by sorrow and guilt. Slowly, the surviving family members find their way to forgiveness—of themselves and of each other.
Few writers know the human heart and the burden of grief as well as New York Times-bestselling author Meredith Hall (Without a Map). This is a radiant novel of goodness and love—both its gifts and its obligations—that will stay with readers long after the last page. With a rare tenderness and compassion, Beneficence shows broken hearts becoming whole as this family reclaims their love and peace.
The Legends of Camber of Culdi Trilogy: Camber of Culdi, Saint Camber, and Camber the Heretic (affiliate link)
Camber of Culdi: Long before Camber was revered as a saint, he was a Deryni noble, one of the most respected of the magical race whose arcane skills set them apart from ordinary humans in the kingdom of Gwynedd. Now, the land suffers under the tyranny of King Imre, whose savage oppression of the human population weighs heavily on Camber’s heart—a heart that is about to be shattered by a tragic loss that will lead him to confront the usurpers whose dark magic haunts the realm.
Saint Camber: The yoke of tyranny has finally been lifted in Gwynedd, but Camber’s job remains unfinished. The dangerous remnants of a conquered enemy still mass at the borders, and the new ruler is desperately unhappy wearing the crown. With the stability of a fragile kingdom at stake, its greatest champion must make the ultimate sacrifice: Camber of Culdi must cease to exist.
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