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Baking and Entering (Raised and Glazed Cozy Mysteries Book 1) (affiliate link)
One red shoe…
Can ruin your whole day.
Forty-something, Maggie Sharpe, has returned to her quaint, childhood town of Dogwood Mountain, Missouri, nestled in the beautiful Ozark Mountains. She recently inherited Dogwood Donuts, along with a cute little cottage, from her Aunt Marjorie and she is ready to keep the business running and settle into a new, peaceful life.
Maggie throws herself into running the bakery, but the baking grinds to a halt when a body is discovered in the alley behind her new shop and a whole host of small town secrets surface as a result of the investigation.
With the police on her door step every time she turns around, she’s thrown into an even bigger mess than the glaze on her favorite donut when an important clue is found in the worst possible place… her donut shop.
Graham’s Resolution Series Boxset (Pick an Apocalypse! Book 1) (affiliate link)
Published in 2013, this is a story of hope when humanity is at its worst. Post-apocalyptic fiction at its best!
What the world dreads most,
A weaponized bird flu ravaged the globe to near extinction.
A former Seattle math professor races on a journey to survive.
A community of survivalists, without immunity to the killer virus, struggle to remain undetected.
A young girl is exposed, threatening war between those few left behind.
Highland Fire (Guardians of the Stone Book 1) (affiliate link)
A Clash of Clans.
From the Borderlands to the Highlands, Scotland’s seven kingdoms are in conflict. Struggling to unite the kingdoms altogether, King David seeks an alliance with the fierce, but reclusive mountain Scot, Aidan dun Scoti. But only one woman will tempt Aidan—the accursed beauty whose father once betrayed his clan.
Love and Betrayal.
She has been offered a choice: Kill the dun Scoti or lose your only beloved son. Offered in marriage by David of Scotia as a guise for peace and cursed by Aidan’s people for the sins of her father, Lìleas MacLaren is the one woman Aidan believes he is immune to. She is also the one woman who could bring the chieftain to his knees.
There are more than monsters in the dark…
Three years ago, Eric Hill’s life was blown apart. Forced into hiding in remote Colorado, he’s all but given up. No friends, no family. He’s barely even existing.
This is, until Cherie stumbles into his life.
Humble, vivacious and curious.
She’s the spark of light that makes him want to come out of hiding.
She makes him want to live again.
But he was in hiding for a reason, his secrets kept to protect all he loves—including Cherie.
She deserves more than he can offer and hell, he wants her to have it all.
But when letting his guard down invites trouble, will Eric be able to protect the woman who saved him from the darkness?
Mona Lisa Eyes (Danny Logan Mystery #4) (affiliate link)
Danny Logan has known for a while that his partner, Antoinette “Toni” Blair is an extraordinarily gifted woman. But when she tells him one morning that Sophie Thoms is looking right at her with her “Mona Lisa Eyes”, speaking to her with her gaze alone, Logan starts to worry. And for good reason: Sophie Thoms was murdered three months ago.
The police are baffled by the case and they offer no objections when Sophie’s father, billionaire industrialist Sir Jacob Thoms, hires Logan PI to represent the family. Danny, Toni, and the rest of the crew dive headlong into a foreign world – a world of wealth and privilege, a world of beautiful women and their superstar boyfriends, a world where normal boundaries and limits no longer seem to apply.
They soon learn that this is not your normal PI case. Then again, nobody ever accused Danny Logan and Toni Blair of being your normal detectives.
Then There Were … Two Murders? (Miss Riddell Cozy Mysteries Book 2) (affiliate link)
She’s determined to bring a murderer to justice. Can a whip-smart woman solve a crime nobody else believes happened?
England, 1953. After her first success, Miss Riddell has caught the mystery bug. Excited to demonstrate that she’s a talented up-and-coming detective, she eagerly agrees to help an elderly lady pry into strange occurrences. But when the aspiring amateur sleuth arrives to discuss the particulars, she’s alarmed to discover her client dead.
Refusing to believe the police ruling of suicide, Miss Riddell follows her own suspicions… to alarmingly incorrect conclusions. And when she’s ordered to stay away from the investigation under threat of arrest, the sharp-minded woman realizes the only way to lure out the killer is to offer herself as bait.
Can Miss Riddell crack the case before she joins the body count?
Vengeance Road (A Jack Gannon Novel Book 1) (affiliate link)
The body of Bernice Hogan, a troubled young former nursing student with a tragic past, is found in a shallow grave near a forest creek. Jolene Peller, a single mom struggling to build a new life with her little boy, vanishes the night she tries to find Bernice. Hero cop Karl Styebeck is beloved by his community, but privately police are uneasy with the answers he gives to protect the life—and the lie—he’s lived.
The case haunts Jack Gannon, a gritty, blue-collar reporter whose own sister ran away from their family years ago. Gannon risks more than his job to pursue the story behind Styebeck’s dark secret, his link to the women and the mysterious big rig roaming America’s loneliest highways on its descent into eternal darkness.
Prime Directive (Star Trek: The Original Series) (affiliate link)
Starfleet’s most sacred commandment has been violated. Its most honored captain is in disgrace, its most celebrated starship in pieces, and the crew of that ship scattered among the thousand worlds of the Federation.
Thus begins the epic tale Prime Directive. Journey with Spock, McCoy, and the rest of the former crew of the Starship Enterprise to the planet where their careers ended. A world once teeming with life that now lies ruined, its cities turned to ashes, its surface devastated by a radioactive firestorm—all because of their actions. There, they must find out how and why this tragedy occurred and discover what has become of their captain.
Edge of Darkness: No Refuge Book 1: (A Series) (affiliate link)
When disaster strikes, who will you trust?
Tired of the usual post-apocalyptic tale? Welcome to your new addiction.
A coordinated, global attack kills half a billion in minutes, leaving the world clothed in chaos and death.
A young woman struggling with the trauma of witnessing her father’s murder is thrust into the limelight after the disaster, forced to overcome her past if she wants to survive.
Together with an unlikely companion, she must navigate the disaster to save her family – or die trying.
The Last Summer Sister (affiliate link)
The Summer sisters don’t have much in common other than shared DNA. But when their father’s untimely death reveals an earth-shattering secret, everything they thought they knew about their family — and their future — changes overnight.Jen spent her childhood feeling like the ugly duckling, while Lynn longed to be appreciated for something other than her looks. Consequently, both sisters competed for their father’s affections but were never satisfied. Jen still hasn’t forgiven Lynn for fleeing to California to follow her dreams, leaving Jen to tend to their father and the family insurance business in Chicago’s North Shore suburbs. Meanwhile, Lynn is living in exile in Los Angeles, forced to endure the pain of her humiliating divorce in silence because she is too ashamed to reveal her mistakes to her perfect older sister.As the youngest member of the trio, Courtney’s life is also turned upside down due to her father’s death, only for an entirely different reason; Courtney didn’t even know he existed until after he was gone.
Limelight: A Novel (affiliate link)
Allison Brinkley—wife, mother, and former unflappable optimist—discovers that her decision to pack up and move her family from suburban Dallas to the glittery chaos of Manhattan may have been more complicated than she and her husband initially thought. New York is more unruly and bewildering than she expected, defying the notions she developed from romantic movies and a memorable childhood visit. After a humiliating call from the principal’s office and the loss of the job she was counting on, Allison begins to accept that New York may not suit her after all.
When she has a fender-bender, witnessed by a flock of mothers at her son’s new school, she is led to the penthouse apartment of a luxurious Central Park West building and encounters a spoiled, hungover, unsupervised teenager who looks familiar. It doesn’t take long to recognize him as Carter Reid—a famous pop star who has been cast in a new Broadway musical. Through this brush with stardom, Allison embraces a unique and unexpected opportunity that helps her find her way in the heart of Manhattan.