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Death by Windmill: A Mother’s Day Murder in Amsterdam (Travel Can Be Murder Book 3) (affiliate link)
A Mother’s Day trip to the Netherlands turns deadly when a guest plummets from a windmill. Was it an accident or a murder? For Lana Hansen, the answer will mean freedom or imprisonment for someone close to her…
Wanderlust Tours guide Lana Hansen and her mother, Gillian, haven’t seen eye to eye in over a decade, ever since Lana was wrongly fired from her job as an investigative reporter. So when Lana’s boss invites Gillian to join her upcoming Mother’s Day tour to the Netherlands, Lana is less than pleased.
What could be worse than spending ten days with her estranged mother? Lana is about to find out…
The tour begins on a high note when the majority of guests bond during their visit to the Keukenhof Gardens and a cruise around the picturesque canals of Amsterdam.
Come Back For Moore (Teagan & Devlin) (Moore Family series Book 1) (affiliate link)
As the youngest of six siblings, the twenty-one-year-old Teagan Moore wished everyone would stop babying her all the time. Against her family’s wishes, she starts at the Dance Academy as she secretly longs to spread her wings outside of the loving but suffocating Moore family farm.
The moment Devlin Walker shows up at the Moore farm for a family reunion, he meets Teagan a friend of his newfound half sisters. Best described as tall, dark and dangerous; the strip club manager and member of the Iron Vikings MC is the exact opposite of her five foot three, light blonde innocence.
Devlin instantly writes her off as too young and sweet for a hardened man like him. But when his Prez hires Teagan to start as a dance coach for his dancers, he has a hard time keeping his distance and ignore this crazy hold she has on him.
Oh, Nurse!: One Man’s Journey Through the Nursing Life, a Personal Account of the Highs and Lows (affiliate link)
You think hospitals are full of calm competent professionals? You’re about to get a true behind-the-scenes look at exactly what it’s like to be a nurse. (And a male nurse, at that!)
Oh, Nurse! is David Daniels’s first-hand account of his experiences as a nurse, offering personal anecdotes to peel open the curtain to unveil the secrets of the nursing life. Following Daniels over the course of his 30-year career, this book helps the reader discover the hidden truths of medical professionals, both good and not so good, and it even describes specific instances where he either succeeds or fails to help particular patients.
We are Voulhire: A New Arrival under Great Skies (affiliate link)
A humble refugee from a war-torn land has inherited property in the rich and powerful kingdom of Voulhire. He is anxious to begin his life and show his gratitude to his new homeland, but the kingdom of Voulhire is rife with troubles that lie deep beneath its perfect surface.
In the far reaches of uninhabitable realms lies the Riva Rohavi, a host of rebels who dance in wild step as they slaughter all who contribute to the prosperity of the land they so despise. Meanwhile, a few short miles south of Voulhire’s shores, is an island guarded by an armada of ships. These ships ensure the imprisonment of perhaps the most powerful wizard in human history. There he broods, awaiting his perfect moment. King Wilhelm seeks to safeguard his nation, but he requires the help of the Mianoran Knights, an order almost as old as the kingdom itself, but the first knight is a corrupt and pedantic philanderer who sees both the kingdom and life itself as nothing more than a game.
The High Commander’s Mate (Intergalactic Alliance Series Book 1) (affiliate link)
Fate brought us together… now she will be MINE!
Vivian: My mission is simple, straightforward, really. Contact the Intergalactic Alliance and plead for help for Earth. But when I meet the Lord High Commander, nothing is simple or straightforward any longer.
Draxor: The moment I lay eyes on the strange human, I know I have met my destiny and must make her mine. The only question is, will she surrender willingly?
Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe (affiliate link)
The updated bestselling biography—based on over six hundred interviews—and the inspiration for the Netflix documentary, The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe.
Marilyn Monroe, born in obscurity and deprivation, became an actress and legend of the twentieth century, romantically linked to famous men from Joe DiMaggio to Arthur Miller to John F. Kennedy. But her tragic death at a young age, under suspicious circumstances, left behind a mystery that remains unsolved to this day.
Anthony Summers interviewed more than six hundred people, laying bare the truths—sometimes funny, often sad—about this brilliant, troubled woman. The first to gain access to the files of Monroe’s last psychiatrist, Summers uses the documents to explain her tangled psyche and her dangerous addiction to medications. He establishes, after years of mere rumor, that President Kennedy and his brother Robert were both intimately involved with Monroe in life—and in covering up the circumstances of her death.
The Poison Keeper (Italian Renaissance Series) (affiliate link)
An enthralling historical novel of Renaissance Italy
Aqua Tofana – One drop to heal. Three drops to kill.
Giulia Tofana longs for more responsibility in her mother’s apothecary business, but Mamma has always been secretive and refuses to tell her the hidden keys to her success. But the day Mamma is arrested for the poisoning of the powerful Duke de Verdi, Giulia is shocked to uncover the darker side of her trade.
Giulia must run for her life, and escapes to Naples, under the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, to the home of her Aunt Isabetta, a famous courtesan. But when Giulia hears that her mother has been executed, and the cruel manner of her death, she swears she will wreak revenge on the Duke de Verdi.
The trouble is, Naples is in the grip of Domenico, the Duke’s brother, who controls the city with the ‘Camorra’, the mafia. Worse, her Aunt Isabetta, under his thrall, insists that she should be consort to him.
Christmas Cookie Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery Series Book 6) (affiliate link)
For Lucy Stone, the best thing about Christmas in Tinker’s Cove, Maine, has always been the annual Cookie Exchange. But the usual generosity and goodwill is missing from this year’s event, which turns out to be a complete disaster. Petty rivalries and feuds that have long been simmering finally come to a boil, leaving a bad taste in the mouths of many guests, including Lee Cummings—who accuses Tucker Whitney of stealing her recipe for low-fat, sugar-free cookies. But the icing on the cake is when Tucker is found strangled in her apartment the following morning.
Who could’ve wanted Tucker dead badly enough to kill her? Despite all of the ingredients for danger, Lucy sets out on the trail of a murderer and soon uncovers a Christmas secret best left wrapped.
Tidepool (affiliate link)
If ye give not willingly, the Lords will rise…
In 1913, Henry Hamilton disappears while on a business trip, and his sister, Sorrow, won’t rest until she finds him. Defying her father’s orders to remain at home, she travels to Tidepool, the last place Henry visited.
Residents of the small, shabby oceanside town can’t quite meet Sorrow’s eyes when she questions them about Henry. When corpses wash up on shore looking as if they’ve been torn apart by something not quite human, Sorrow is ready to return to Baltimore and let her father send in the professional detectives.
Then, she meets Mrs. Ada Oliver, a widow whose black silk dresses and elegant manners set her apart from other Tidepool residents. After a terrifying encounter involving Mrs. Oliver, Sorrow discovers Tidepool’s dark, deadly secret, and the town’s denizens—human and otherwise—are hell bent on making sure she never leaves.
Meeting Mr Anderson (The Men Series Book 1) (affiliate link)
Some people go to Hollywood to chase their dream.
My Hollywood dream is in seat 4A.
After the stunt my ex pulled, no one would blame me if I swore off men forever, especially one like Mr Jay Anderson, Hollywood’s sexiest heartthrob.
Maybe undressing me with his striking blue eyes as I perform the safety demonstration on a flight to LA is normal behaviour for him.
But I know one thing for sure, he should come with a warning label.
Because once you meet a man like Jay Anderson, there is no going back.
With his dirty blonde hair and those eyes; he’s a beautiful, X-rated fairy-tale. But beauty is a magnificent smokescreen.
And a fairy-tale is just that… a tale.
It’s never as simple as happily ever after,
There’s only one choice for this innocent bride. Marry me or die.
I never wanted a wife.
But when the Bratva tries to take what was promised to me, it’s time to claim what’s mine.
I thought she would be a burden, a nuisance. A wife that I could lock away forever and forget about after our wedding night.
But Sofia Ferretti turns out to be the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen. Sweet, innocent—and virginal.
Too good for a ruthless killer like me.
I’m not here to seduce her, I’m here to keep her alive. Safe from everyone in Manhattan who wants her dead.
The Bratva are coming.
To take her.
To kill me.
But they don’t know how vicious I can be when it comes to keeping my promises.
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