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Still Alive (A Lily Dawn FBI Suspense Thriller—Book 1) (affiliate link)
When a bloated body is found floating in international waters, twenty miles out at sea, Lily Dawn is called back to the Caribbean. But this is not a happy homecoming. She hasn’t seen her parents since moving to Miami ten years ago, and now her sister has been declared legally dead.
Can Lily stop the killer before he strikes again?
Or will she sink under the weight of her past?
Sutton Capital Intrigue Series Box Set: Books 1-3 (affiliate link)
Cutthroat: Jaxon uncovers an inconceivable string of crimes against one of the city’s most vulnerable populations. The hunt to discover the truth pits him together with the untouchable Mia Kent, and what they discover is only the tip of the iceberg.
Cut and Run: Finding out who is using the city’s homeless population as a test group for an illegal drug trial becomes even more complicated when the evidence fails to add up and Jarod’s feelings for Carrie Hastings begin to get in the way.
Cut to the Chase: Warrick’s lost it all, and this isn’t the first time. When Sara tries to get him to start over, he isn’t sure he wants to. When a madman takes the choice out of his hands, he’ll find himself fighting for his life and Sara’s.
Connectivity (British Isles Billionaires Book 1) (affiliate link)
One career-driven American ready to climb the career ladder. A reserved British billionaire with no desire for romantic entanglements. But when this assistant and boss are brought together by fate, will falling in love be the only option?
Mary-Kate Grant has followed every rule to the letter to pursue her dream of working in TV. Ripping a page from the “hard work pays off” playbook, she takes an assistant level job at a Chicago sports network to break into the industry.
MK is completely focused on one thing: her career. Love? A hindrance.
But MK’s plans are run through the shredder when she finds herself working for William Cumberland, a British media mogul who made his fortune with Connectivity, a social media site. William blows into Chicago like the winds off Lake Michigan and purchases the group of networks MK works for—and makes her his personal assistant in the process. MK hates her new boss and wishes he’d go straight back across the pond.
Edwina (affiliate link)
Marie-Therese is about to take in another child in foster care. But Edwina is no ordinary girl as Marie-Therese is about to discover. Stories of death and destruction follow her trail and soon events in the small Danish town will take a decidedly macabre turn on one horrifying and endless night.
EDWINA is a spinoff from the third book in Willow Rose’s Rebekka Franck Series Five, Six…Grab Your Crucifix, but can be read separately.
All Lies (“Lies” Mystery Thriller Series Book 1) (affiliate link)
A seemingly innocent date gone tragically wrong plunges Del Honeycutt into a web of murder, lies, greed, and a hidden fortune dating back to a crime committed 85 years earlier by his great-grandfather.
Accompanied by Sabrina, the sister of Del’s brutally murdered date, a violent journey of discovery and fear begins. Pursued by vicious killers intent on eliminating anyone with knowledge of the 85-year-old crime, their only hope of survival is to find the reason behind the original crime and why, decades later, someone is still willing to kill to keep it hidden.
But Sabrina is concealing a monstrous lie of her own. Is she who she says she is?
Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story (King Legacy Book 1) (affiliate link)
MLK’s classic account of the first successful large-scale act of nonviolent resistance in America: the Montgomery bus boycott.
A young Dr. King wrote Stride Toward Freedom just 2 years after the successful completion of the boycott. In his memoir about the event, he tells the stories that informed his radical political thinking before, during, and after the boycott—from first witnessing economic injustice as a teenager and watching his parents experience discrimination to his decision to begin working with the NAACP. Throughout, he demonstrates how activism and leadership can come from any experience at any age.
Comprehensive and intimate, Stride Toward Freedom emphasizes the collective nature of the movement and includes King’s experiences learning from other activists working on the boycott, including Mrs. Rosa Parks and Claudette Colvin.
McNally’s Bluff (The Archy McNally Series Book 13) (affiliate link)
The Second Chance Café (A Hope Springs Novel) (affiliate link)
Growing up, Kaylie Flynn was shuffled from foster home to foster home before being welcomed into Winton and May Wise’s family. It was May who taught Kaylie the comfort of home, and the healing power of baking the perfect brownie. Years later, May leaves Kaylie the money she needs to open her own café in the charming Victorian house they once shared. Now back in Hope Springs, Kaylie’s determined to finally make all her dreams a reality—and unearth answers to lingering questions about her past.
Soon, however, Kaylie’s carefully laid plans take an unexpected turn. The house needs far more work than she realized, and Tennessee Keller, the carpenter Kaylie hires, is proving to be a very handsome and very unneeded distraction from her quest to uncover the truth about her parents. When a crisis threatens to destroy everything she’s worked so hard to build, Kaylie must decide where her heart lies: with the ghosts of her past or the love and promise of her future.
—Scottish Highlands, 1728—
Quickly wedded against her will, Sophie MacCarran is held captive in a Highland lair of Jacobite rebels. Nothing in her convent upbringing prepared her to marry a Highland rogue.
Looking for an escape, she uses her best weapon—her saintly nature. Sophie makes Connor MacPherson’s life a living hell by creating heaven around him–gambling that her sweet feminine influence in his ruined castle and den of thieves will soon send her packing.
But Connor secretly yearns to leave the brigand life behind and claim his lost title and home. He turns the tables on Sophie’s plans, even as his remarkable bride works her natural magic on his carefully protected heart.
Walk About (affiliate link)
Wrested from the primordial Australian wilderness, Tibooburra Station had taken the blood, sweat and tears of generations of Kerricks and given them a magnificent heritage in return. But now the golden legacy of the outback station was threatened by the disappearance of the young boy who would one day inherit it all.
Fleeing the pain of being abandoned by his mother, eight-year-old Jeremy Kerrick wandered the rough-and-ready gold towns of the frontier and came to manhood among the primitive Aborigines of the vast, unexplored interior. At one with the land, he drew from it an indomitable strength that enabled him to win the woman of his dreams. Together, they would meet the challenge of the outback or die trying.
Beneath the Patchwork Moon (A Hope Springs Novel) (affiliate link)
In Hope Springs, Texas, every first love deserves a second chance.
Luna Meadows wove a successful career out of creating the sumptuous, richly hued scarves that adorn Hollywood’s elite. Now she wants to give back to her hometown of Hope Springs, Texas, by creating a community arts center on the property that once belonged to her best friend: a talented musician named Sierra who perished in a car crash at age eighteen. As Luna sorts through the personal belongings left in the Caffey family’s former home, she confronts her own guilt and memories. But when Angelo Caffey—Sierra’s brother and Luna’s first love—returns unexpectedly, Luna must also face the pain of their long-ago relationship.
Headstrong, handsome Angelo walked away from Hope Springs—and Luna—eight years ago. But this time, he’s staying until he gets his answers. Still haunted by Sierra’s mysterious accident, he demands to know the secrets Luna has harbored all these years. But will revealing the truth leave Luna heartbroken? Or can she finally bury the past and help Angelo come home for good?
The Line Between: A Novel (affiliate link)
When Wynter Roth finally escapes from New Earth, a self-contained doomsday cult on the American prairie, she emerges into a world poised on the brink of madness as a mysterious outbreak of rapid early onset dementia spreads across the nation.
As Wynter struggles to start over in a world she’s been taught to regard as evil, she finds herself face-to-face with the apocalypse she’s feared all her life—until the night her sister shows up at her doorstep with a set of medical samples. That night, Wynter learns there’s something far more sinister at play: that the prophet they once idolized has been toying with the fate of mankind, and that these samples are key to understanding the disease.
Now, as the power grid fails and the nation descends into chaos, Wynter must find a way to get the samples to a lab in Colorado. Uncertain who to trust, she takes up with former military man Chase Miller, who has his own reasons for wanting to get close to the samples in her possession, and to Wynter, herself.
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