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A Tragic Party (A Psychic Cafe Mystery Book 6) (affiliate link)
Karis Booth uses her psychic powers to solve another murder, with help from her friend and neighbour Peggy.
On a Sunday afternoon, a child’s party is held at the café which Karis owns with her sister. Just before the party commences, Karis experiences a psychic vision in which she sees a shadowy figure tumble down the stairs in the café — apparently to their death.
Concerned for the safety of their party guests, a watchful eye is kept on the stairs to make sure no one uses them. But that doesn’t stop a man falling down them a short while later. The man – a clown called Dazzle – survives the tumble.
As the party begins, Dazzle proceeds to insult one person after another. And not long after, Karis discovers his dead body in the kitchen. The police think he died as a result of a burglary gone wrong. But Karis knows Dazzle was murdered, and with help from her friend Peggy, they set out to prove it.
Deadly Harvest (Georgia Rae Winston Mysteries Book 1) (affiliate link)
All Georgia Rae Winston wants is to fall in love. Life, of course, has other plans.
Georgia’s biggest challenge in the farming town of Wildcat Springs, Indiana, is figuring out how to win Evan Beckworth’s heart. Until the day she discovers the body of a former student in the woods.
She assumes it was an accident. When she starts to suspect it wasn’t, it stirs memories of her father’s murder nine years earlier. A murder never solved. Georgia refuses to let that happen this time.
Not necessarily the wisest decision.
As Georgia works with the sheriff’s department’s newest detective, Cal Perkins, she finds her heart slipping into his hands. But her head is pummeled with conflicting evidence and anonymous threats of severe consequences if she digs any deeper.
In the end, Georgia faces a paralyzing choice. Ignore the dark secrets inside the family and friends who surround her or be willing to risk her own life to uncover the truth.
Sinister Snickerdoodles: a Danger Cove Bakery Mystery (Danger Cove Mysteries Book 12) (affiliate link)
Maura Monroe came to Danger Cove, Washington to forget the past and start over. Her newly-found spontaneous side thinks buying the Cinnamon Sugar Bakery is the perfect way to both indulge her passion for baking and gain a fresh start. But her practical, business-savvy side isn’t sure it’s the safest move—for her heart or her pocketbook! While her two sides duke it out, Maura decides to rent a short-term cottage to feel out the quaint little town.
Only things are anything but quaint when her search for a temporary home uncovers a dead body instead of the perfect rental. And when fingers start to point at Maura’s handsome new landlord, she finds herself smack in the middle of a small town mystery. The more Maura digs, the more she realizes that secrets abound in this sleepy coastal burg…and someone is willing to kill to keep them buried. Can Maura get to the truth before the killer strikes again? Or will the next body in Danger Cove be hers?
Anne Ever After (Return to Whispering Oaks Book 1) (affiliate link)
The runaway returns…
Love is complicated, at least that was Anne Grady’s conclusion after a high school love triangle went terribly, and unpredictably wrong. Shortly after the tragic events, she left Whispering Oaks and heartbreak behind. Now twelve years later, she returns home to take care of her injured parents, and almost immediately runs into her first love, Jack Lightfoot.
Jack hasn’t forgotten his feelings for Anne, long after dating and losing Anne’s best friend. Now faced with her in his life again, even though only temporary, he can’t deny the spark still shimmering between them. Neither can she, but her job in Portland is waiting and her plan is to leave town a soon as possible.
Sixteen celebrities, four teams, a tropical island in the South Pacific and only one rule… survival at any cost! What could possibly go wrong?
Will Harding is looking forward to his stint on the reality TV show, I Will Survive, like a hole in the head. Against the scheme from the beginning, his fatalistic pessimism is gathering momentum.
Enduring unrelenting heat, humidity, hunger, killer coconuts, flesh-eating land crabs, wild boars, and idiotic challenges is going to be a tough gig. Putting up with his three argumentative and dysfunctional bandmates for an entire month will be even harder!
Events take an unexpected turn when he strikes up a close relationship with a mesmerising woman, and also meets an arch-enemy from another team. He experiences two galvanising emotions… infatuation and revenge!
As his team bumble and stumble from disaster to calamity, Will accidentally reveals a dark secret that threatens to tear his band apart.
Soul Food Spirits (Southern Ghost Wranglers Book 1) (affiliate link)
It should’ve been so easy…
Blissful Breneaux has spent her career catching troublesome ghosts for a covert government agency. But all that changes the day she is fired.
She has one shot to redeem herself— track down the biggest, baddest spirit the agency has ever known and haul him in.
Too bad that ghost resides in the one place Blissful despises—Haunted Hollow, Alabama. It’s the tourist attraction from hell. Blissful is knee deep in a foreign place—and it’s not just the deer head trophies and the giant pickup trucks that are throwing her for a loop.
When a local reveals he has information that could save her career, Blissful is all ears. But when he winds up murdered, Blissful becomes a suspect.
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Butterfly Sisters (affiliate link)
About to land her biggest deal yet, Leigh Henderson is on her game. Nothing can get in her way. Except Rebecca Mayer, who’d sashayed in a few weeks ago with a former client list that would fill the entire hallway to Leigh’s office. When her boss unexpectedly offers the deal to Rebecca and tells Leigh he’s letting her go, Leigh finds herself without a job.
But that’s the least of her worries.
Her mother has some news that will change everything. She’s asked Leigh and her sister Meredith to meet her at the family cabin on Old Hickory Lake. Not only has Leigh been unable to track down her sister for years, but going back to the cabin would mean dealing with the loss of her beloved grandmother and also chance running into her old flame Colton Harris, the one love she’s never been able to completely let go of.
Out of My League (Hope Valley Book 1) (affiliate link)
After years of war, Lincoln Sheppard thought he’d left the violence and ugliness behind. He was content with the life he built for himself. Then the woman down the street came in and shook everything up.
All Eden Brenner ever wanted was to have a place to call home. She finally found that in Hope Valley. Then she went and fell in love with the man a few houses down the first time she laid eyes on him. There was just one problem. Women like her didn’t catch the attention of men like him. He was totally and completely out of her league. And to make matters worse, when her past comes knocking, the beautiful world she’s built for herself is at risk of crumbling to the ground.
When danger forces Eden into his arms, Lincoln begins to see her in a whole new light, and he suddenly finds himself wanting things he never expected. And he wants them all with the shy, clumsy woman from down the street. But when the truth comes out, that proves nearly impossible. Now he’s fighting the hardest battle of his life, and the stakes are higher than ever. Protect the woman he’s falling for while trying to win her heart at the same time.
The Dust Bowl Orphans: A completely heartbreaking and unputdownable historical novel (affiliate link)
Oklahoma, 1935. Fifteen-year-old Faith Wilson takes her little sister Hope’s hand. In worn-down shoes, they walk through the choking heat of the Dust Bowl towards a new life in California. But when a storm blows in, the girls are separated from their parents. How will they survive in a place where just the color of their skin puts them in terrible danger?
Starving and forced to sleep on the streets, Faith thinks a room in a small boarding house will keep her sister safe. But the glare in the landlady’s eye as Faith leaves in search of their parents has her wondering if she’s made a dangerous mistake. Who is this woman, and what does she want with sweet little Hope? Trapped, will the sisters ever find their way back to their family?
She Can Hide (affiliate link)
From the moment Officer Ethan Hale pulls Abby Foster from icy waters, he senses there’s more to her than meets the eye. Abby has no memory of the accident that submerged her car in the frozen river. Three years ago, Abby was kidnapped and abandoned in a well for a week. The botched police investigation nearly killed her. Abby had moved to the mountains of Pennsylvania for a fresh start, but when it becomes clear that this car crash wasn’t an accident, she knows the violence from her past has caught up with her.
But Abby’s former assailant was convicted and imprisoned, so who else wants her dead?
Ethan uncovers a fresh string of murders tied to Abby’s past. Someone is trying to kill her, and this time the stalker seems determined to finish the task. As the killer grows bolder, Abby begins to trust Ethan enough to share the truth, her heart, and her life. But to stop the murders, Ethan must make a decision that could jeopardize it all.
Ripple Effect (Bear Logan Thrillers Book 1) (affiliate link)
One shot. One kill. A simple plan. A simple operation that puts Bear Logan and Jack Noble in the crosshairs of a traitor.
It didn’t take much to throw off the assassination of a corrupt U.S. Senator visiting a foreign country. Not once the cartel got involved.
Tasked with the job of eliminating the target, Bear Logan and Jack Noble find themselves embroiled in a conspiracy and quickly realize they are being used as pawns.
Can Bear and Noble fight through the waves to uncover the conspirators before a traitor gets to them first?
Condemned to Love (affiliate link)
Her teen crush is now a ruthless killer and powerful mafia heir. Will one life-altering night unite or destroy them?
Bennett Mazzone grew up ignorant of the truth: he is the illegitimate son of the most powerful mafia boss in New York. Until it suited his father to drag him into a world where power, wealth, violence, and cruelty are the only currency.
Celebrating her twenty-first birthday in Sin City should be fun for Sierra Lawson, but events take a deadly turn when she ends up in a private club, surrounded by dangerous men who always get what they want.
And they want her.
Ben can’t believe his ex’s little sister is all grown up, stunningly beautiful, and close to being devoured by some of the most ruthless men he has ever known. The Vegas trip is about strengthening ties, but he won’t allow his associates to ruin her perfection. Although it comes at a high price, saving Sierra is his only choice.
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