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The Girl They Took (Tess Winnett) (affiliate link)
Paige was gone. They’d taken her little girl.
After eight-year-old Paige disappears without a trace, FBI Special Agent Tess Winnett is called to investigate one of the boldest kidnappings the bureau has seen. The girl was taken from a theater filled with witnesses, in the middle of a children’s play. And no one saw anything.
Starting a frenzied search and following leads that seem to suggest a link to the girl’s father, the state district attorney, Tess is stunned to learn of a ransom call that points to an entirely different motive, old as time itself: money.
The first twenty-four hours: critical
Frantic for answers and painfully aware of each passing moment, Tess has a choice to make: trust her instinct and follow the leads that seem to indicate an organized crime connection? Or give in to the demands of the parents and assist with the ransom payment?
The Elements of Style (affiliate link)
Violet Yorke, Gilded Girl: Ghosts in the Closet (affiliate link)
She sees ghosts…but are they malevolent or friendly?
Poor little rich girl Violet Yorke has seen ghosts for as long as she can remember, but no one believes her.
Not stodgy Grandmother, who took charge of the heiress after her parents were killed in a failed robbery. Nor kind-hearted Aunt Nanette, or Uncle Bertie, a charming rogue. Not even the patient Hugo Hewitt, Violet’s godfather and trustee of her vast fortune.
Everyone dismissed the child’s insistence about ghosts as a harmless eccentricity—until the night her bedroom caught fire. Violet was promptly sent overseas, fueling her anger and resentment.
Two years later, a rebellious twelve-year-old Violet is on her way back to Manhattan on the doomed Titanic. As the ship sinks into the deep Atlantic Ocean, she’s put in a lifeboat by an apparition who rescued her from the clutches of a jewel thief. Presumed lost at sea, Violet shocks everyone by crashing her own funeral.
Chief of State (affiliate link)
Beau Roosevelt seemingly has it all. Intimidatingly handsome, wildly successful, and universally respected, he’s already achieved greatness by becoming the youngest Governor in Maine’s history – not to mention its most eligible!
But Beau is only just getting started. The next stage in his ambitious journey is to win a second term in office – and to achieve that, he’s committed himself to a step-by-step plan for future success that doesn’t leave any room for wildcards.
Wildcards like Sarah Todd.
Brilliant, beautiful, and mysterious, Sarah has become Beau’s new Chief Legal Counsel – and on paper, she’s perfect for the campaign. A Harvard valedictorian with a past so clean it squeaks, Sarah seems almost too good to be true; and that’s exactly how Beau feels the moment he first gazes into her eyes.
The Interpretation of Dreams (affiliate link)
Oscar Wilde: The Complete Poetry (affiliate link)
On the Run (Lethal in Love Book 1) (affiliate link)
Minerva Coolidge is one catwalk show away from becoming a supermodel and burying her biker-princess past forever. Until her outlaw family’s turf war turns her into a target, and Daddy orders her home for good. Now she’s fleeing a biker gang, her psychotically over-protective brother and a family-assigned bodyguard the size of a small hut. All without carbs.
When Minnie is snatched, the small hut rescues her. Big Mike is six-foot-six of tattooed, ex-biker, ex-Special-Forces muscle. Rowr. Plainer than homemade yogurt with a personality to match and zero small-talk, Big Mike is so much like the hard men Minnie was raised amongst that she finds him near-irresistible. But the last thing she needs is another autocratic protector. And he knows nothing about fashion. Nothing.
For 100 Days: A 100 Series Novel (affiliate link)
I came to New York to escape my brutal past and create my art. I’ve worked hard all my life, but now I’m in over my head and sinking fast. To survive now I need a miracle. So when I’m offered the chance to house-sit at a posh Manhattan high-rise, I grab it like the life line it is. Suddenly, I’m living a Cinderella life of luxury . . . one that thrusts me into the path of an intense, dangerous man who is far from Prince Charming.
Possessive. Dominant. Ruthlessly seductive. Billionaire Dominic Baine is a dark, carnal king in this city, ruling everything in his reach. He can have anyone, but the only woman he wants is me. Our attraction is immediate and all-consuming. I know he’s going to ruin me, crack me wide open and leave me broken. I know I should be careful not to give him my heart as easily as I surrender my body to him.
Sam Wick Boxset 1: Book 1-3 (affiliate link)
WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOUR PRESIDENT WANTS YOU DEAD?
A New York Times reporter has landed on the wrong side of the Venezuela President, and now Venezuela’s National Intelligence Service has sent sixteen of their best to execute him
The USA wants to use this opportunity to get the Venezuela President on the discussion table, but first, they need to save the reporter discreetly.
There is only one man who could do this in a twenty-four-hour window. SAM WICK.
He is the one the USA Government calls on to extract people out of the worst of the worst enemy places on earth. Where the government cannot and will not go, he will. There is no guarantee that he’ll succeed every time, but he doesn’t have a choice, or does he?
Rose’s Ice Cream Bliss (affiliate link)
America Offline: Zero Day (America Offline Book 1) (affiliate link)
A devastating attack destroys the power grid, plunging the country into chaos.
Nate Bauer and his pregnant wife, Amy, are bracing for the worst winter storm in a century when a sudden attack takes out the power grid, crippling the country at the worst possible moment.
With temperatures plummeting and law and order unraveling all around them, news soon emerges that the local nuclear power is on the brink of a meltdown.
Separated during the chaotic evacuation that follows, Nate soon finds himself alone in a frozen world racked by chaos and mounting levels of radiation.
Traveling through this dangerous new world to reach his family will require guts, cunning, and every survival skill at his disposal.
Wrath (Dinosaur Dungeon Book 1) (affiliate link)
When dungeon delvers and dinosaurs clash, who can survive?
Newborn Dungeon Cores must choose what entity they help contain, and that choice determines what monsters they are able to summon. After being executed for crimes forgotten in death, Tira is given the chance to make that choice. Tira chose Acekorah, the Primeval Terror, a being so dangerous few cores will risk trying to contain it.The danger wasn’t important.
Tira remembers dying. If containing Acekorah means Tira will face greater danger, that’s a risk worth taking, because the Primeval Terror walked the world long before the races of Man roamed the earth, and Cores bound to him are able to summon beings from beyond the veil of time.
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