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A Flare Of Heat (H.E.A.T. Book 1) (affiliate link)
“There are times when I truly believe humanity will not survive.”
Some of the last words spoken to Detective Lara Keen by her Criminal Investigations Bureau partner Carl Forrester before he died. They have haunted her ever since.
With a spate of murders to solve, a tip-off about suspicious activities in a popular sex club, and the return into her life of the one man she never wanted to trust again, Lara’s world becomes darker and much more sinister indeed. Having to rely on HEAT, Hauraki Emergency Assistance Team, Chief Investigator Damon Michaels in order to discover the reason behind a grisly body in a car boot fire just proves how disturbing Lara’s life has become… on so many levels.
But with Carl’s wise words in her head and a gut instinct many detectives would long to have, Lara is determined to join the dots before the killer strikes again. And if she has to get up close and personal with her new hot HEAT partner to achieve that? Well, that’s just what good detectives do.
The Seduction Series Boxset (affiliate link)
I’m your darkest secret. Your dirtiest fantasy.
Who am I? The Seducer. And I’ve never lost a case.
Until her. Keely Fawes. My mysterious new target. Someone wants to destroy her — and I’m their weapon of choice. Her secrets could be my undoing. Her innocence will ruin me. But I don’t care.
I’m going to show her how good it feels to be bad. She’ll be screaming in pleasure – and it’ll be my name on her lips.
And Then There’s Margaret: A Laugh Out Loud Family Dramedy (Novel) (affiliate link)
When Allison Montgomery’s beloved father-in-law and long-time confidant passes away, her mother-in-law, Margaret, ‘temporarily’ moves in. From rearranging the furniture and taking over the kitchen, to undermining and embarrassing Allie at every turn, including funding her daughter’s escape, throwing a hissy fit at the mall, and publicly equating Allie’s glass of Chardonnay to full blown alcoholism, Margaret turns Allie’s life upside down causing her to bounce between a sincere desire to support her grieving mother-in-law and an intense urge to simply push her out of the nearest window.
Feeling annoyed, trapped and even a little childish, Allie struggles to avoid a complete meltdown with help from her fearless and audacious best friend, a plan for reinventing herself and enjoying a second act, and, yes, a few glasses of Chardonnay. Along the way, Allie discovers the reasons behind Margaret’s attitude toward her all these years. Does it help? Maybe…
Playing For Keeps (A Neighbor From Hell Series Book 1) (affiliate link)
Haley Blaine was done with being the world’s biggest pushover and it was all thanks to the incredibly handsome man living next-door determined to make her life a living hell. After he’d finally pushed her too far, Haley decided to take matters into her own hands, and now…
She was terrified of falling for the one man that was guaranteed to break her heart. The last thing that Jason expected was for his incredibly shy neighbor to lose her goddamn mind and attack him with a hose, but now that she had, he couldn’t help but notice just how well she fit into his life. He liked having her around, loved the way that she felt in his arms and-
He was about to lose his goddamn mind.
She could do so much better than him…
Which meant that it was time to show her that this was anything but a game before it was too late.
Soulful Southern Cooking: Favorite Southern Comfort Food Recipes (affiliate link)
Throughout the world, Southern cuisine is known for its rich, tangy, comforting, and soulful flavors. Find inside a collection of the best recipes from the Southern states.
Each Southern cuisine recipe represents home cooking; each dish shares the traditions and hospitality of the South. From fried chicken to macaroni and cheese, the southern U.S. is home to some of the most amazing foods and has a wide variety of flavors to offer. American Southern food has become integrated with the cultural identity of the South. Whether deep-fried chicken or barbecued pork, American Southern food is extremely hard to resist.
Inside this Southern recipe book, you will find Southern classics, starting from the classic appetizers and ending with delicious desserts. This recipe book is all that you need to master Southern cuisine.
Revenge in Barcelona: A Nikki Garcia Mystery (affiliate link)
Nikki Garcia, a private investigator, escapes to Spain with Eduardo, her fiancé, after a death threat on her last assignment. She puts the past behind her and turns the trip to Barcelona into her destination wedding.
A week later, Nikki and the love of her life find themselves caught up in a terrorist attack at one of the city’s major tourist attractions. As events unravel, Nikki discovers she is being stalked. Worse yet, she may have been the target of the deadly bombing.
The newlyweds must navigate behind Spain’s legal and law enforcement systems to uncover the sinister person threatening Nikki.
Weaving their way through Barcelona to get facts, Nikki and Eduardo further endanger their lives upon discovering a series of suspects, from flamenco dancers to foreign nationals. Will they be able to locate the would-be assassin and outsmart him before it’s too late?
Born of Water (The Elemental Origins Series Book 1) (affiliate link)
A mysterious shipwreck could unlock ancient powers… or send her to a watery grave.
Targa MacAuley feels more at home on dry land than in the watery realm of her mermaid ancestors. After 17 years on solid ground, she fears she’ll never grow into the creature her mother hoped she’d become. To keep her mom’s homesickness and true identity under wraps, Targa signs on for a mysterious salvage dive in the Baltic Sea.
Her plan to blend in with the rest of the crew is spoiled when she catches the eye of a handsome local. A freak accident and a strange connection to the ancient shipwreck below attract even more unwanted attention. With both her mom’s secret—and her life—in danger, Targa must finally find the courage to unleash the currents surging deep within.
Many decades before George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones, Grand Master Fritz Leiber ruled the sword-and-sorcery universe. These three short story collections chronicle the unconventional adventures of Leiber’s endearing antiheroes: barbarian Fafhrd and former wizard’s apprentice, the Gray Mouser.
Swords and Deviltry: Fafhrd, a handsome barbarian of the Steppes, is seduced by a beautiful prostitute and her equally intoxicating city, while the Gray Mouser, a slum rat wizard-in-training, is tempted by the dark arts. The two men meet on a night of multiple thieveries and an enduring partnership is born.
Swords Against Death: Rogue swordsmen and devoted companions Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser pursue ill-gotten fortunes within the confines of Lankhmar. They cross paths with two wizards, Sheelba of the Eyeless Face and Ningauble of the Seven Eyes, and a most violent clash ensues. Eventually, following further adventures, the two antiheroes end up as indentured swordsman servants to their former foes.
Murder at Beechwood (A Gilded Newport Mystery Book 3) (affiliate link)
For Newport, Rhode Island’s high society, the summer of 1896 brings lawn parties, sailboat races…and murder.
Having turned down the proposal of Derrick Andrews, Emma Cross has no imminent plans for matrimony—let alone motherhood. But when she discovers an infant left on her doorstep, she naturally takes the child into her care. Using her influence as a cousin to the Vanderbilts and a society page reporter for the Newport Observer, Emma launches a discreet search for the baby’s mother.
One of her first stops is a lawn party at Mrs. Caroline Astor’s Beechwood estate. But an idyllic summer’s day is soon clouded by tragedy. During a sailboat race, textile magnate Virgil Monroe falls overboard. There are prompt accusations of foul play—and even Derrick Andrews falls under suspicion. Deepening the intrigue, a telltale slip of lace may link the abandoned child to the drowned man. But as Emma navigates dark undercurrents of scandalous indiscretions and violent passions, she’ll need to watch her step to ensure that no one lowers the boom on her…
Somebody once said we don’t decide who we love. The world decides for us. But I disagree.
I believe love is a decision.
Who we love, how we love.
It’s in our control–in our hands.
I grew up having no clue about the true meaning of love. Money. Cars. Houses. Status. Fame. That’s what love means to the people around me.
It wasn’t until the woman I picked up in a bar came back into my life and showed me love can be so much more.
So, what’s the problem?
The woman I’m falling in love with believes in fairytales. She compares everything to a storybook and wants the happily-ever-after.
So while she’s stuck on recreating stories that have already been told, page by page, I’m showing her it’s time we write our own book.
(Not Quite) Mastering the Art of French Living (affiliate link)
Despite the two decades that have passed since Mark Greenside’s snap decision to buy a house in Brittany and begin a bi-continental life, the quirks of French living still manage to confound him. Returning once again to the small Breton town of Plobien, he finds himself humbled by imminent concerns: What does he cook for a French person? Who has the right-of-way when entering a roundabout? Where does he pay for a parking ticket? And most dauntingly of all, when can he touch the tomatoes?
(Not Quite) Mastering the Art of French Living details Greenside’s daily adventures in his adopted French home, where the simplest tasks are never straightforward but always end in a great story. Greenside’s beloved 2009 memoir, I’ll Never Be French, introduced the English-speaking world to the region of Brittany in the tradition of Peter Mayle’s homage to Provence. Experienced Francophiles and armchair travelers alike will delight in this new chapter exploring the practical and philosophical questions of French life.
The Smallest Part (affiliate link)
“In the end, only three things matter. How much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”
It was a big lie. The biggest lie she’d ever told. It reverberated through her head as she said it, ringing eerily, and the girl behind her eyes—the girl who knew the truth—screamed, and her scream echoed along with the lie.
“Are you in love with Noah, Mercedes?” Cora asked. “I mean . . . I know you love him. You’ve been friends forever. We all have. But are you in love with him?”
If it had been anyone else—anyone—Mercedes would have stuck out her chest, folded her skinny arms, and let her feelings be known. She would have claimed him. But it was Cora. Brave, beautiful, broken Cora, and Cora loved Noah too.
So Mercedes lied.
And with that lie, she lost him. With that lie, she sealed her fate.