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Chasing the Dollar (Miranda Vaughn Mysteries Book 1) (affiliate link)
Miranda was just found not guilty of fraud, putting an end to the worst year of her life. And now the trouble really starts…
I spent the last year fighting for my freedom. After I was arrested for a fraud scheme, I lost my job at a prestigious investment firm, my fiancé, and my reputation. I walked out of the courtroom a free woman, only to find that life had a few more curve balls to throw my way. The jury may have found me not guilty, but I’m broke, in debt to my beloved aunt, and can’t find a job.
I can’t move forward with my life until I find out who set me up. Buried in the evidence against me, I see a larger scheme that involves far more money than I’d been accused of embezzling. To uncover the truth, I’ll follow a trail of clues that stretches from Macau to Belize—and into the path of Jake Barnes, the sexy FBI agent who has already arrested me once.
Seven Sisters (Seven Sisters Series Book 1) (affiliate link)
Will the ghosts of Seven Sisters allow her to tell their secrets?
Carrie Jo has a secret–she dreams about the past. The handsome and wealthy Ashland Stuart has hired her to uncover the history and the secrets of Seven Sisters, an aging antebellum mansion in sultry downtown Mobile, Alabama. A series of dreams, an untimely death and the betrayal of someone she loves lead her back in time to uncover the truth about a missing young heiress and a web of secrets. Will Carrie Jo slip into the shadows of Seven Sisters, following in the ghostly footsteps of the lost young woman, or can she solve this tragic mystery and find her own happiness?
Read all the books in the Seven Sisters series, and the spin offs, Idlewood, Return to Seven Sisters and Gracefield!
Bill The Vampire (The Tome of Bill Book 1) (affiliate link)
THERE ARE REASONS WE FEAR THE NIGHT. HE’S NOT ONE OF THEM.
Dateless dork Bill Ryder never suspected it would take death to make his life a hell of a lot more interesting, but then he met a girl to die for – so he did.
Now he’s a vampire, surrounded by creatures stronger, deadlier, and much cooler than he is. They’re giving him just ninety days to prove he has what it takes to be an apex predator of the night, assuming he doesn’t give them a reason to dust his ass sooner.
Bill isn’t exactly average, though. A vamp like him hasn’t been seen in centuries. He’s got a few tricks up his sleeve, unexpected allies, and an attitude that makes him too obnoxious to quit. Good thing, too, because he’ll need all the help he can get if he doesn’t want to end up even deader than last time.
Goodbye to the Sun: (Wind Tide Book 1) (affiliate link)
Tucked away in the remote dunes of Kol 2, the Motes are on the brink of cultural collapse. Razor, a bold and daring pilot, leads a last-ditch gambit against their local oppressors, the Targitians. The plan: Abduct visiting Ambassador Keen Draden and use him as a bargaining chip to restore her people’s independence in the Sagittarius Arm. But when the operation unravels, Razor is forced to renegotiate terms with the arrogant diplomat.
Light years away on Heroon a radical resistance blossoms. The alluring rainforest planet haunts Keen. All his problems started there during the Patent War, but it’s where Razor’s troubles may find a solution. The moral tide ebbs, exposing an impossible choice that links their futures together more tragically than they ever thought possible.
BLOOD STAINED (Detective Claudia Nunn Mystery Book 1) (affiliate link)
Can’t find her.
Can’t catch him.
Can’t trust anyone.
The first in a gripping new Sheffield-set crime series starring Detective Claudia Nunn.
Detective Claudia Nunn’s colleague DS Dominic Harrison has been leading the case against a dangerous serial killer, who hunts his victims using a dating app. But now his own wife has gone missing.
Then a large pool of blood is discovered in their garage. And Dominic is the prime suspect.
Is Dominic being framed by a serial killer or will Claudia expose an even uglier truth?
Can’t tell a soul how it ends.
The Arnolfini Art Mysteries (affiliate link)
DASHING & CLEVER, private eye Armand Arnolfini confronts a dazzling array of wily thieves, brilliant forgers, and ruthless murderers in this riveting series of art crimes.
Arnolfini’s manhunts take him from New York to Italy, Belgium, Germany and beyond in his quest to unravel a series of intriguing mysteries, while also seeking to preserve a broad spectrum of great art and artifacts that have made indelible imprints upon Western civilization.
Which priceless masterpieces have been stolen or forged? Who are these mysterious and crafty forgers and thieves? What makes them tick? Find out in this comprehensive collection that is handsomely illustrated by multi-award-winning author/artist Rich DiSilvio.
Wrapped in Rain: A Novel (affiliate link)
On a sprawling Southern estate, Tucker and his younger brother, Mutt, were raised by their housekeeper, Miss Ella Rain, who loved the motherless boys like her own. Hiring her to take care of Waverly Hall and the boys was the only good thing their abusive and alcoholic father ever did.
When his brother escapes from a mental hospital and an old girlfriend appears with her son and a black eye, Tucker is forced to return home and face the agony of his tragic past.
Though Miss Ella has been gone for many years, Tucker can still hear her voice—and her prayers. “Life is a battle, but you can’t fight it with your fists. You got to fight it with your heart.” But finding peace and starting anew will take a measure of grace that Tucker scarcely believes in.
Unperfect (affiliate link)
When Mia shows up for the interview at a well-known architecture firm, she only has 27p, a squashed loaf of bread and a jar of peanut butter to her name. She needs this job. Even if she is scared to death of the owner of the company.
Max has made a name for himself as that grumpy northern architect off Dreams Homes (the most popular property design programme in the UK), after he told the famous host that designing affordable, environmentally friendly homes “wasn’t rocket science” and that most of the other projects featured on the programme were for “reight poncy bastads who want to spend a grand on a shite tap.” It turned out that the whole gorgeous-but-rough-around-the-edges-Yorkshire-man vibe was just what the country was looking for – the episode had gone viral and Max was the new, extremely reluctant, pin-up of the building industry.
The Secret Lives of Color (affiliate link)
The Secret Lives of Color tells the unusual stories of seventy-five fascinating shades, dyes, and hues. From blonde to ginger, the brown that changed the way battles were fought to the white that protected against the plague, Picasso’s blue period to the charcoal on the cave walls at Lascaux, acid yellow to kelly green, and from scarlet women to imperial purple, these surprising stories run like a bright thread throughout history.
In this book, Kassia St. Clair has turned her lifelong obsession with colors and where they come from (whether Van Gogh’s chrome yellow sunflowers or punk’s fluorescent pink) into a unique study of human civilization. Across fashion and politics, art and war, the secret lives of color tell the vivid story of our culture.
The Disappearance (The Luke Garrison Series Book 1) (affiliate link)
Master American History in 1 Minute A Day (affiliate link)
Become a US trivia whiz with this crash course through four centuries of change, rebellion, conflict, and triumph in the United States.
Where was America’s lost colony? What tipped the balance in the Civil War? Were there second thoughts about dropping the atomic bomb?
Acclaimed historian Dan Roberts—host of radio’s A Moment in Time—takes readers on a bite-sized romp through five-hundred years of American history. With just one minute a day, you can master all the essential facts of America’s founding, Civil War, world conflicts, domestic transformations, and more.
M.C. Higgins, the Great (affiliate link)
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