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The Perfume Killer (The DCI Gawn Girvin series Book 1) (affiliate link)
A murder in a public place, a victim who hides his killer’s intent…
A German citizen is murdered in Belfast Botanic Gardens. Investigating, DCI Gawn Girvin concludes it is a revenge killing. But she draws a blank from CCTV and forensics.
The only clue is the top of a perfume bottle found at the scene. As frustration sets in, Girvin develops a hunch that by tracing the victim’s criminal connections, they’ve followed the wrong scent.
A young female university student seen nearby may hold the only key to unlocking the case. And like a bloodhound, Girvin follows the new leads.
But being ex-army, her cold demeanour is a magnet for risk takers. It means she gets results, but also puts herself in danger. And she could be charging into her biggest challenge yet.
Survey Ship: A Military Sci-Fi Series (Exodus Earth Book 1) (affiliate link)
Earth is a frozen wasteland…
The victim of a war we hadn’t realized we were fighting.
Opportunities there are few and far between… that is unless you’re willing to put on a uniform. For ace-pilot Deborah Allen Riker (a.k.a “Admiral Dare”), life had never been easy. She’s defended Earth against countless enemies, both alien and human alike.
Now a civilian and academic living on the fringes of civilized space, she has committed herself to a life of solitude and studying a race of long-dead aliens. Everything was great… until she finds herself dragged into a new conflict. A conflict she never saw coming.
One of the great Arks built to carry the last vestiges of humanity into the deepest reaches of space goes missing. And she’s just the gal to find it.
Commune (affiliate link)
The world has ended. A few have survived.
But is survival worth the loss of humanity?
Finding a friend in the apocalypse isn’t easy, and for Jake Martin, it’s been damn-near impossible. Life has become an endless trek for canned food, shelter, and avoiding those who’ve turned to killing for anything all while trying not to become a killer himself.
When Jake encounters Billy, an elderly wanderer on the highway to ruined Las Vegas, everything changes. Billy reminds him of life before the world ended, of when being human meant acting like more than a mindless beast. Although their bond quickly grows, two men don’t make a commune.
Together, they stumble upon a gang of scavengers keeping Amanda Contreras and her daughter prisoner, and using the mother to fulfill their base needs. Jake and Billy decide it’s time to stop just looking out for themselves.
I’m Not Craving You: A Surprise Pregnancy Romance (I’m Not You) (affiliate link)
It was supposed to be a rebellious one-night-stand with the hottest, sexiest, most sought after chef in the city…
but he’s not ready for this bun in the oven, and neither am I.
After I witnessed what my best friend went through, I swore it would never happen to me.
But that’s when it happens, doesn’t it?
You get drunk, meet a hot guy with so many tattoos you wonder where the rest are, and sleep with him. Hard. Multiple times in one night.
Suddenly, that sworn oath turns into a curse word.
The Snow (Whiteout Book 1) (affiliate link)
This is how the world ends: with a single snowflake.
After a tragic accident at work, all Grady Miller wanted was an escape. He finds it months later with two of his closest friends. Together, the three of them travel south to Prism Lake for the upcoming holiday, where they plan on spending the sunny weekend drinking, grilling, and relaxing.
But when a series of monstrous blizzards cover the eastern United States in feet of snow, knocking out communications and making the roads impossible to drive on, they realize their weekend of fun could turn into a lifetime of survival.
Because there’s something out there besides the cold…
The Fifth Horseman (Horseman’s Harem Saga Book 1) (affiliate link)
No name. No past. One giant future?
The only thing worse than suddenly waking up in a magical house with the insanely gorgeous Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse? Being the Fifth.
With no memory of who I am, where I came from, or what I’m doing here, I’m thrust into a new life with four people who I might want more from than just friendship. But with no past, how can I possibly plan for a future?
The only clue as to who I am? Four different species’ magic resides within me—Vampire, Fae, Shifter, and Witch—and between them, I might be the most powerful creature on the planet.
The Good Samaritan (affiliate link)
She’s a friendly voice on the phone. But can you trust her?
The people who call End of the Line need hope. They need reassurance that life is worth living. But some are unlucky enough to get through to Laura. Laura doesn’t want them to hope. She wants them to die.
Laura hasn’t had it easy: she’s survived sickness and a difficult marriage only to find herself heading for forty, unsettled and angry. She doesn’t love talking to people worse off than she is. She craves it.
But now someone’s on to her—Ryan, whose world falls apart when his pregnant wife ends her life, hand in hand with a stranger. Who was this man, and why did they choose to die together?
The sinister truth is within Ryan’s grasp, but he has no idea of the desperate lengths Laura will go to…
Because the best thing about being a Good Samaritan is that you can get away with murder.
What the Dead Leave Behind (A Gilded Age Mystery Book 1) (affiliate link)
As the Great Blizzard of 1888 cripples New York City, heiress Prudence MacKenzie sits anxiously within her palatial Fifth Avenue home waiting for her fiancé’s safe return. But the fearsome storm rages through the night. With daylight, more than two hundred people are found to have perished in the icy winds and treacherous snowdrifts. Among them is Prudence’s fiancé—his body frozen, his head crushed by a heavy branch, his fingers clutching a single playing card, the ace of spades . . .
Close on the heels of her father’s untimely demise, Prudence is convinced Charles’s death was no accident. The ace of spades was a code he shared with his school friend, Geoffrey Hunter, a former Pinkerton agent and attorney from the South. Wary of sinister forces closing in on her, Prudence turns to Geoffrey as her only hope in solving a murder not all believe in—and to help protect her inheritance from a stepmother who seems more interested in the family fortune than Prudence’s wellbeing . . .
The Keepers of the House (affiliate link)
Seven generations of the Howland family have lived in the Alabama plantation home built by an ancestor who fought for Andrew Jackson in the War of 1812. Over the course of a century, the Howlands accumulated a fortune, fought for secession, and helped rebuild the South, establishing themselves as one of the most respected families in the state. But that history means little to Abigail Howland.
The inheritor of the Howland manse, Abigail hides the long-buried secret of her grandfather’s thirty-year relationship with his African American mistress. Her fortunes reverse when her family’s mixed-race heritage comes to light and her community—locked in the prejudices of the 1960s—turns its back on her. Faced with such deep-seated racism, Abigail is pushed to defend her family at all costs.
Velocity: A Novel (affiliate link)
If you don’t take this note to the police . . . I will kill a lovely blond schoolteacher. . . . If you do . . . I will instead kill an elderly woman active in charity work. You have six hours to decide. The choice is yours.
The typewritten note under his windshield seems like just a sick joke. But in less than twenty-four hours, Billy Wiles, an ordinary, hardworking guy, is about to see his life take on the speed of a nightmare. Because a young blond schoolteacher is murdered—and now Billy has another note. And another deadline. This time he knows it’s no joke. He’s racing a killer faster than evil itself. And Billy must accept his terrifying challenge: The choice is yours.
Think fast. Fear never slows down. . . .
When I Found You (affiliate link)
While duck hunting one morning, childless, middle-aged Nathan McCann finds a newborn abandoned in the woods. To his shock, the child—wrapped in a sweater and wearing a tiny knitted hat—is still alive. To his wife’s shock, Nathan wants to adopt the boy…but the child’s grandmother steps in. Nathan makes her promise, however, that one day she’ll bring the boy to meet him so he can reveal that he was the one who rescued him.
Fifteen years later, the widowered Nathan discovers the child abandoned once again—this time at his doorstep. Named Nat, the teenager has grown into a sullen delinquent whose grandmother can no longer tolerate him. Nathan agrees to care for Nat, and the two engage in a battle of wills that spans years. Still, the older man repeatedly assures the youngster that, unlike the rest of the world, he will never abandon him—not even when Nat suffers a trauma that changes both of their lives forever.
The Ebony Swan (affiliate link)
Susan Prentice is a young nurse at a crossroads. She’s broken off an engagement, the father who raised her has just died, and now she’s leaving the western shores behind for a trip to her family’s home on Virginia’s Northern Neck—where she saw her mother fall to her death twenty-five years ago. There, Susan’s grandmother, former ballet diva Alexandrina “Alex” Vargas Montoro, proves a formidable sentinel for the family’s mysterious history.
At first welcomed by her long-estranged relatives, spied on by suspicious neighbors, and drawn to Peter, Alex’s handsome young doctor, Susan has nothing but questions. And for every answer, there’s a warning—and the fear that she has only Peter to trust in. But even the doctor’s past is shaded with murder. Soon Susan will discover that she alone holds the key to her mother’s suspicious death, hidden away in her shattered memories. And someone intimately close to her is prepared to bury the truth forever.
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