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In Your Dreams (Her Billionaires Book 1) (affiliate link)
Sometimes your wildest dreams really do come true…
Laura Michaels sat up in her dark, lonely bedroom, heart slamming in her heated chest, the dream so real she could still taste his mouth against hers, feel hands pressed into her soft curves, sense fingers exploring where she wanted them most in the lush territory of her abandoned body. Yet her bed was empty, as always.
Except for the three cats who thought they owned it.
And the empty ice cream pint, spoon jutting out like it was identifying her in a line-up.
Heart racing, she tried. She really did. She should have calmed down. She should have been able to shake the reverie. She should have let it all fade.
What kept her heart beating so fast, though, was one undeniable fact.
There had been four hands on her in that dream…
The Seventeen Collection: Books 1-3 (affiliate link)
Born of a Bastian mother and a Crovir father, a half-breed who is abhorred by the two Immortal races, Lucas Soul spends the first three hundred and fifty years of his existence being chased and killed by the Hunters. One fall night in Boston, the Hunt starts again, resulting in Soul’s fifteenth death and triggering a chain of events that sends him on the run with Reid Hasley, a former US Marine and his human business partner. From Paris to Prague, their search for answers leads them deep into the Immortal societies and brings them face to face with someone from Soul’s past. Shocking secrets are revealed and fresh allies come to the fore as they uncover a new and terrifying threat to both immortals and humans.
When a team of scientists unearth scriptures older than the Dead Sea Scrolls in a cave in Egypt, a mystery lost to the tides of time is uncovered. Heading the expedition is Dimitri Reznak, the Head of the Crovir Immortal Culture & History Section. But the monumental discovery is spoiled by evidence of looting and half the priceless artifacts Reznak has sought for centuries have disappeared.
Dawn of the Elite (The Brennen Series Book 1) (affiliate link)
When an infamous murderer wreaks havoc in the Kingdom of Brennen, will an elite force have what it takes to protect the queen?
A chilling discovery has the Kingdom of Brennen on high alert. The queen, thought to be barren, is pregnant with twins – and someone wants to destroy them. In desperation, the king and queen form a special unit known as The Elite, tasked with keeping the royal heirs safe at any cost.
The kingdom’s worst fears come true when the crazed murderer Rancor escapes from prison, bringing with him a plot to kill the twins and bring down the royal family. No one in Brennen knows why he hates the kingdom so much, but it seems he will stop at nothing in order to have his revenge.
Rayah, a trauma nurse, is a key member of The Elite…but her job of protecting the royal twins becomes much more complicated when her former lover Kaled is given a spot on the team. Can she focus on the job as danger escalates all around her? Can she find a way to confront her past and keep the children safe even when everyone in the palace, including the queen, seems to have a hidden agenda?
REDHEAD (The PI Perry Webster mysteries Book 4) (affiliate link)
A murder, a change of identity, a missing au pair, and a wad of cash to find the culprit.
University professor and part-time private investigator Perry Webster takes on a new assignment when he gets an offer he can’t refuse.
A previously unknown member of his wife’s family turns up out of the blue with a strange request to investigate a murder that occurred some fifty years ago.
His wife’s cousin’s father fled England after his own wife was murdered. He professed his innocence, but having handled the murder weapon, and having had an affair with the au pair, the odds were stacked against him proving his case.
With the promise of a payment of a million pounds if he can find the guilty party, Perry begins to dig around in the past. But despite the events having occurred many moons ago, his exploration will ruffle some feathers and rattle a few skeletons in the closet.
Baking and Entering (Milly’s Magical Midlife Book 1) (affiliate link)
A sassy-mouthed cat. A vengeful ghost. Can a recent divorcee solve a magical mystery before she joins the deceased?
It’s 1987, and forty-year-old Milly Miller’s life is dull. Her marriage is passion-free, and her shoeshop job is ‘sole’ destroying. When she and her husband separate, Milly longs for excitement and glamour. But on her paltry wages, her life is more orthopaedic sandals than designer heels.
On divorce day, she inherits a fortune and a posh London pad. Her luck has changed, and Milly hotfoots it to the capital.
She couldn’t be happier in her new home with its fun and zany neighbours. Until she discovers a resident ghost, who claims someone murdered her. And that she’s a witch. Suspected weapon? Baked goods laced with magical vanilla essence.
She asks Milly to investigate with the help of a 200-year-old Siamese cat with a sassy tongue.
The Five Side-effects of Kindness: This Book Will Make You Feel Better, Be Happier & Live Longer (affiliate link)
Scientific evidence has proven that kindness changes the brain, impacts the heart and immune system, and may even be an antidote to depression.
We’re actually genetically wired to be kind. In this book, inspirational ex-scientist David Hamilton shows that the effects of kindness are felt daily throughout our nervous systems. When we’re kind, our bodies are healthiest.
In his down-to-earth and accessible style, David shares how:
• Kindness makes us happier
• Kindness improves relationships
• Kindness is good for the heart
• Kindness slows ageing
• Kindness is contagious
As Long as We Both Shall Live: A Novel (affiliate link)
As Long As We Both Shall Live is JoAnn Chaney’s wicked, masterful examination of a marriage gone very wrong, a marriage with lots of secrets…
“My wife! I think she’s dead!” Matt frantically tells park rangers that he and his wife, Marie, were hiking when she fell off a cliff into the raging river below. They start a search, but they aren’t hopeful: no one could have survived that fall. It was a tragic accident.
But Matt’s first wife also died in suspicious circumstances. And when the police pull a body out of the river, they have a lot more questions for Matt.
Detectives Loren and Spengler want to know if Matt is a grieving, twice-unlucky husband or a cold-blooded murderer. They dig into the couple’s lives to see what they can unearth. And they find that love’s got teeth, it’s got claws, and once it hitches you to a person, it’s tough to rip yourself free.
So what happens when you’re done making it work?
Harry: Conversations with the Prince (affiliate link)
The book unwraps the real man behind the camera, and his own perceptive insights. It delves into his troubled childhood and the lasting effect of losing his adored mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, so young. It explores his rebellious teenage years and the key defining moments that have enabled him to face his demons and use this experience to help others who struggle with mental, emotional and physical pain. Angela Levin found a complex man who has inherited his late mother’s extraordinary charisma and is determined to ‘make a difference.’
Just a Heartbeat Away (Forever Yours Book 1) (affiliate link)
Some people change your life
Others change your heart
Newly widowed dad Sebastian Dorner was unraveling at the edges—until his son’s teacher, Via DeRosa, threw him a lifeline. Now, two years later, they reconnect at Matty’s new school, and an inconvenient but unmistakable jolt of attraction crackles between them. But why does the first person to spark with Sebastian in years have to be a millennial? Is twentysomething Via really too young for him or does fortysomething Sebastian just feel too damn old?
A former foster kid, Via’s finally forged the stable life she’s always dreamed of—new job, steady income, no drama. The last thing she needs are rumors about her and a single dad at school. But why does she keep being drawn into his capable, worn-flannel orbit? And why does being around Sebastian, Matty and even their dog, Crabby, seem to spark so much want?
Star Trek: First Contact (Star Trek: The Next Generation) (affiliate link)
From the deepest, darkest reaches of space came the greatest threat the United Federation of Planets had ever faced: the Borg, a half-organic, half-mechanical species relentlessly bent on conquering and “assimilating” all intelligent life into their collective. Only through the courage and determination of the USS Enterprise crew was Captain Jean-Luc Picard able to be rescued from his own abduction and assimilation by the Borg and this alien menace prevented from destroying Earth itself.
Now, several years later, the Borg are back and more dangerous than ever, launching a new attack against the heart of the Federation—one that simultaneously threatens Earth’s past, present, and future. As Captain Picard and the Enterprise crew risk their lives alongside unexpected allies, they must all stand against their greatest foe in a startling confrontation across time, even as the Borg Collective’s deadliest secret and its true face are finally revealed…
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