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The Complete Monica Noble Murder Mysteries(affiliate link)
BOOK 1: THE VICARAGE MURDER
No one throws a party like Monica Noble. On the guestlist for her latest soiree: a celebrity chef, an Oxford don, and a bitter divorcee. But as the drinks are flowing, a shotgun rings out. One of the guests is found dead. Can Monica solve the mystery before anyone else pays the ultimate price?
BOOK 3: THE FLOWER SHOW MURDER
Monica can’t tell a begonia from an azalea. Even so, she’s thrilled to judge the village flower show — until her fellow judge decides to smell the roses and drops dead. Everyone assumes he had a heart attack, but Monica knows they’re wrong. Can she catch up to the killer before he strikes again?
Where Death Meets the Devil (affiliate link)
Jack Reardon, former SAS soldier and current Australian Meta-State asset, has seen some messy battles. But “messy” takes on a whole new meaning when he finds himself tied to a chair in a torture shack, his cover blown wide open, all thanks to notorious killer-for-hire Ethan Blade.
Blade is everything Jack doesn’t believe in: remorseless, detached, lawless. Yet, Jack’s only chance to survive is to strike a bargain with the devil and join forces with Blade. As they trek across a hostile desert, Jack learns that Blade is much more than a dead-eyed killer—and harder to resist than he should be.
A year later, Jack is home and finally getting his life on track. Then Ethan Blade reappears and throws it all into chaos once more. It’s impossible to trust the assassin, especially when his presence casts doubts on Jack’s loyalty to his country, but Jack cannot ignore what Blade’s return means: the mess that brought them together is far from over, and Ethan might just bring back the piece of Jack’s soul he thought he’d lost forever.
Buried in Bougainvillea: A Hibiscus Island Mystery (Hibiscus Island Mysteries Book 1) (affiliate link)
Hibiscus Island has it all. Turquoise seas, bright sunshine, tropical flowers—and a body beneath the bougainvillea…
When horticulturist Holly Gold returns home to work in the gardens of the family-owned inn, she expects to enjoy the annual Bougainvillea Festival, catch up with friends and settle back into lazy island living.
Instead, she discovers a dead body in the garden, her grandfather marked as chief suspect by the handsome new police inspector, and an island seething with scandal and suspicion.
Joining forces with her childhood best friend, a bossy septuagenarian, and the town librarian to solve the case, Holly finds herself digging up long buried secrets on tiny tropical Hibiscus Island.
Bounty Hunter: Paranormal Urban Fantasy (Zoey’s Revenge Book 1) (affiliate link)
A pixie sized bounty hunter. A sexy fae prince. A world of secrets.
As a bounty hunter, I’ve dealt with my fair share of bad guys, but nothing prepared me for my latest challenge: Fin Taylor. Give me vampires ravaging the city or shifters attacking women in the street any day. Because as soon as the sexy Fae billionaire kidnapped me with his powers of persuasion, all bets were off.
But we have a mutual enemy, the Black Mage. The man I’ve been hunting for fifteen years for the death of my parents. I’ll leave pleasure… I mean revenge, on Fin for a later date. With him on my side, payback just got easier. Only, the Black Mage has done something horrible to Fin as well.
I’m not sure exactly what, but if I don’t figure it out soon, this mission could turn into a disaster.
Death by Scones: a Danger Cove Bakery Mystery (affiliate link)
Someone’s about to get their just desserts.
Riley Spencer is officially the new owner of the Cinnamon Sugar Bakery in the small town of Danger Cove. She’s excited about the grand re-opening, but when she learns a hoax letter went out to the residents of Danger Cove informing them of free baked goods, she panics and does the only thing she can—quickly sets out plates of muffins, cupcakes, and cookie bars. Crisis seems to be averted…until the body of local recluse Nathan Dearborn is found in the bakery bathroom. The cause of death: peanut allergy. Riley’s certain not a single item made with nuts left her kitchen, but no one believes her, least of all the police. To save her bakery and her reputation, Riley is determined to figure out who brought in the fatal pastry. With support from her best friend, Tara, and her long-time crush, Jared, Riley discovers secrets from Nathan’s past that make her question if his death was truly an accident or something more sinister.
The Dollhouse (Duality Book 1) (affiliate link)
Sometimes people just can’t accept the past.
Alfred needs Dolls. Blonde, blue-eyed human dolls that will help him rewrite his past and change his future. Twins Angel and Bud are used to making do. Their dad is in prison, and mom won’t win parenting awards. Bud thrives on neglect, but Angel isn’t so strong.
Now they’re captives in a place called the Dollhouse, and things have gone from bad to worse. The Dolls are forced to re-stage old photographs, but satisfying Alfred is not easy. He has a twisted sense of humor and a violent temper that explodes when things don’t go his way — and sometimes when they do.
Angel knows that if she and the other Dolls are to survive this warped playtime, she can no longer be needy and afraid. She must prove how strong she can be — fast. There aren’t many photos left …
King City (affiliate link)
Major Crimes Unit detective Tom Wade secretly worked with the Feds to nail seven of his fellow cops for corruption…turning him into a pariah in the police department. So he’s exiled to patrol a beat in King City’s deadliest neighborhood… with no back-up, no resources, and no hope of survival.
Now Wade fights to tame the lawless, poverty-stricken wasteland…while investigating a string of brutal murders of young women. It’s a case that takes him from the squalor of the inner-city to the manicured enclaves of the privileged, revealing the sordid and deadly ways the two worlds are intertwined…making his enemies even more determined to crush him.
But for Tom Wade, backing down is never an option…even if it will cost him his life. It’s one reason why bestselling author Janet Evanovich calls Wade “an unforgettable and deeply compelling character in the most original crime novel to come along in years.”
The Legend of Huma: Dragonlance Heroes (Dragonlance: Heroes Book 1) (affiliate link)
In the realms of Dragonlance, the legend of one heroic knight is larger than life . . .
When word spreads that goblins are roaming nearby, Huma Dragonbane, a Knight of the Crown, is sent to patrol the woods and fend off chaos. It is there that he stumbles upon a tortured minotaur, Kaz, who he swiftly frees from vicious goblin captors. So beings an unlikely but powerful friendship—one that will plunge Huma and Kaz into a deadly battle against the treacherous Knights of Solamnia and the dark goddess Takhisis. Even with the power of the legendary Silver Dragon at their side, Huma and Kaz face overwhelming odds . . .
Only fragments of the account of Huma survived the Cataclysm that broke the world of Krynn. His story has never been fully told—until now.
Phenomena: The Secret History of the U.S. Government’s Investigations into Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis (affiliate link)
The definitive history of the military’s decades-long investigation into mental powers and phenomena, from the author of Pulitzer Prize finalist The Pentagon’s Brain and international bestseller Area 51.
This is a book about a team of scientists and psychics with top secret clearances.
For more than forty years, the U.S. government has researched extrasensory perception, using it in attempts to locate hostages, fugitives, secret bases, and downed fighter jets, to divine other nations’ secrets, and even to predict future threats to national security. The intelligence agencies and military services involved include CIA, DIA, NSA, DEA, the Navy, Air Force, and Army-and even the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Now, for the first time, New York Times bestselling author Annie Jacobsen tells the story of these radical, controversial programs, using never before seen declassified documents as well as exclusive interviews with, and unprecedented access to, more than fifty of the individuals involved. Speaking on the record, many for the first time, are former CIA and Defense Department scientists, analysts, and program managers, as well as the government psychics themselves.
Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love (affiliate link)
Who gave Jonathan Van Ness permission to be the radiant human he is today? No one, honey.
The truth is, it hasn’t always been gorgeous for this beacon of positivity and joy.
Before he stole our hearts as the grooming and self-care expert on Netflix’s hit show Queer Eye, Jonathan was growing up in a small Midwestern town that didn’t understand why he was so…over the top. From choreographed carpet figure skating routines to the unavoidable fact that he was Just. So. Gay., Jonathan was an easy target and endured years of judgement, ridicule and trauma—yet none of it crushed his uniquely effervescent spirit.
Over the Top uncovers the pain and passion it took to end up becoming the model of self-love and acceptance that Jonathan is today. In this revelatory, raw, and rambunctious memoir, Jonathan shares never-before-told secrets and reveals sides of himself that the public has never seen. JVN fans may think they know the man behind the stiletto heels, the crop tops, and the iconic sayings, but there’s much more to him than meets the Queer Eye.
The Best Bride (Hometown Heartbreakers Book 1) (affiliate link)
Shadow in Serenity (affiliate link)
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