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Royally Rearranged (Sweet Royal Book 1) (affiliate link)
There WILL be a royal wedding. The only question–who will be my groom?
An arranged marriage isn’t the worst fate for a princess like me. Especially because I’ve been in love with my intended groom since we were children.
But when my prince shows up with an American girlfriend instead of an engagement ring, all arrangements are off.
The clock is nearing midnight–I won’t turn into a pumpkin, but if I’m not wed by summer’s end, I’ll forfeit my kingdom.
Just your typical royal dilemma.
Out of sheer desperation, I make a deal with a devilish duke. Rafe de Silva is the prince’s rival and has a plan so ridiculous it just might work.
One moment, Rafe seems to relish making the prince jealous.
Iron Goddess: A Gritty Action Crime Thriller (Shea Stevens Outlaw Biker Series Book 1) (affiliate link)
Her niece is kidnapped… and the clock is ticking…
Eight years after getting out of prison, Shea Stevens has put her criminal past and her outlaw biker family in her rearview. She’s proud of the custom motorcycles business she’s built and of her relationship with a girlfriend who adores her.
But when her eight-year-old niece is kidnapped, Shea’s deep distrust of the police pulls her back into rural Arizona’s criminal underground. No matter the cost, she’s determined to save the girl and rain hell on those who took her.
Shea forges an uneasy alliance with her family’s drug-dealing biker gang. But as they search for the missing girl, Shea once again witnesses the violence from her childhood. Brutal nightmares she’s worked hard to forget. And unless Shea acts quickly, history is likely to repeat itself.
Through a series of high-speed chases, shootouts, desperate bargains, betrayals, and narrow escapes, Shea risks everything to rescue her niece. All while confronting her family’s darkest secrets as well as her own misdeeds.
Cupcake-loving croupier and part-time private investigator Tiffany Black has a strange new case – and her close friends and family are seeking new directions in their lives.
What happened to Monica Galgavan: why did she go missing twenty-five years ago, and is she still alive? Is Tiffany’s client correct in thinking that Monica wouldn’t just leave on her own – and if so, is the person behind Monica’s disappearance willing to strike again?
Meanwhile, Ian and Sally prepare to leave on their cruise, which means that Tiffany is without an assistant – until the mysterious Rosie shows up and insists on being part of Tiffany’s life.
What secrets is Rosie hiding, and why are strange men following her?
Christmas Bundle ~Love Came Down at Christmas ~Christmas Union~ Amish Knitting Circle Christmas (affiliate link)
Deadly Vision (PI Assistant Extraordinaire Mystery 3) (affiliate link)
A sweet n’ cold murder…
A newbie, pathetic agent…
and a hot mess…
PI Assistant extraordinaire Kelly Kinki is back, and she’s stuck between a hunk and a hard case.
A popular college student has been murdered after visiting a local ice cream shop. The suspect list is short and sweet, but with a fledgling FBI agent tagging along on their investigation, Kelly and her drop dead gorgeous boss Michael Archangel have an extra scoop of trouble.
Weeping Willow (affiliate link)
Allie McAllister’s mother has recently passed away. With no other family remaining, she moves in with her wealthy and influential uncle. Unfortunately, her uncle has a taste for young girls, and he uses his dominant position to satisfy his urges. Allie quickly grows resentful—a change that manifests through fist fights. Then she crosses paths with a similarly aggrieved pastor.
All I Want for Christmas (affiliate link)
James sells toys. He’s a workaholic and he’s made a very good living, even if his wife and four children don’t appreciate it. Truth is, his marriage is falling apart and he barely recognizes his kids.
So when James’s youngest daughter, 7-year-old Reba, asks God for a Christmas miracle to “fix” her family, something most unexpected happens—unexpected and horrible. The Christmas tree catches fire and the house burns down, taking with it all of their possessions.
One bad thing leads to another as rock bottom gives way to new lows and the family is sent spiraling down a dark and unfamiliar path. Reba wonders if God decided to give her the very opposite of what she prayed for.
Finally, separated and destitute, James and the family are left with absolutely nothing—nothing but a brand-new understanding of what’s actually important in life.
Upstairs & Downstairs: My Life In Service as a Lady’s Maid (affiliate link)
Nest (affiliate link)
Kate Bishop thought she was an ordinary woman living and working in Chicago. But when she unexpectedly finds herself in the middle of a police investigation into a brutal murder, Kate makes a shocking discovery: she has the ability to identify killers just by looking into their eyes.
Trying to grasp the implications of this revelation, Kate is drawn deep into a world of terror. She is tracked down by Jack Raines, a mysterious author with shadowy connections to those who share her ability. He tells Kate that her unique vision also makes her a target, and only he can help her.
Now, hot on Jack and Kate’s heels are a force of super-predators, vicious and bloodthirsty killers who will stop at nothing until Kate is dead. But even as she fights for her life, Kate still isn’t sure if Jack is really her salvation, or another killer coming to slaughter her.
Guitar King: Michael Bloomfield’s Life in the Blues (affiliate link)
Named one of the world’s great blues-rock guitarists by Rolling Stone, Mike Bloomfield remains beloved by fans forty years after his untimely death. Taking readers backstage, onstage, and into the recording studio with this legendary virtuoso, David Dann tells the riveting stories behind Bloomfield’s work in the seminal Paul Butterfield Blues Band and the mesmerizing Electric Flag, as well as on the Super Session album with Al Kooper and Stephen Stills, Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited, and soundtrack work with Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson.
Drawing from meticulous research, including more than seventy interviews with the musician’s friends, relatives, and band members, music historian David Dann brings to life Bloomfield’s worlds, from his struggles to fit in on Chicago’s wealthy North Shore with his Jewish family to the gritty taverns and raucous nightclubs where this self-taught guitarist helped transform the sound of contemporary blues and rock music. With scenes that are as electrifying as Bloomfield’s solos, this is the story of a life lived at full volume.
The Secret to Seduction (affiliate link)
Sabrina Fairleigh arrives at an exclusive country soiree with marriage in mind. How shocking — and intriguing — to discover her host is an infamous ladies’ man known for his indecent (and, ah, inspiring) poetry! They call him The Libertine, and his poetry is just as scandalous — and irresistible — as he is. But after one duel too many forces Rhys Gillray, Earl of Rawden, from lively London to his country estate, he’s in desperate need of a cure for boredom.
The proper but beautiful vicar’s daughter seems like the perfect test of his sensual skills. With wit and wiliness, Rhys strips away Sabrina’s defenses. But as he teaches her pleasure, the emotional stakes of their sensual duel go beyond anything Rhys has ever known. For deep in his past lies the missing clue to the crime that destroyed Sabrina’s family. And all The Libertine’s seductive secrets may not be enough to save their future and their hearts.
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