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A dangerous case. An incredible surprise. And chocolate pudding.
When Sabrina Carlson discovers that she’s pregnant, she is over the moon.
But her sense of elation doesn’t last long. Shortly after she receives the news, a murder occurs in town.
Unlike with previous cases, Sabrina is determined to stay out of the fray.
Unfortunately, the universe has other ideas.
Will Sabrina be able to keep herself out of danger?
Mazarin Blues (Hep Cats of Boise #1) (affiliate link)
Having an obnoxious AI in your head will really cramp your style, daddy-o…
Introvert Reed Rothwell is part of a subculture of art deco enthusiasts, pushing back against bland mainstream society and its mandated technology. Stuck with an AI assistant in his head is bad enough, but when he’s inflicted with a forced upgrade to a new beta version, named Mazarin, the navigator starts to take on feelings and opinions of his own.
When rumors spread of beta navs turning on their pilots, Reed is determined not to become a victim. Mazarin hasn’t become violent yet – the AI is sympathetic and understanding – but with beta participants coerced into slitting their own throats, it’s only a matter of time before Reed is next.
The AI megacorporation already has an unhealthy interest in Reed, and all the beta testers who have sought help for their navigators have disappeared. The swingin’ cats of the deco scene have the means to illegally terminate Reed’s AI. But Mazarin has never tried to harm Reed – he loves Reed.
Just One Look – Leah & Lance (Crossroads Bachelorettes Book 3) (affiliate link)
Leah Porter is tired of the carousel of a-holes she’s been riding for years. It does nothing but go round and round in circles, and she’s ready to get off.
She’s made a resolution, and she plans to stick to it—no more dating anyone she’s attracted to. If she meets a guy with tattoos, muscles, a motorcycle, and seriously amazing hands…that would be her first sign to pass him by.
When she meets Lance Taylor, he checks all of those boxes, plus a few more she hadn’t even thought of. Yep, full body tingles, lightheadedness, and weak knees had to be the second sign.
Call Me Ghostly (A Voodoo and Vampire Mystery Book 1) (affiliate link)
Everything is perfect, until I meet my roommate—some super rich, tattooed girl from New Orleans who seems to hate life. Yay, me. Believe it or not, things go from bad to worse when I find a dead body in our cabin. And that is only the beginning of the strange events that unfold. I’d give you a hint, but I don’t want to spoil it.
Who the murderer is, I don’t know, but solving a crime isn’t new to me. Unfortunately, this isn’t an ordinary case. After all, the murderer is still on board. All I know is that I’m going to need a lot of help to figure out who did it. Wish me luck.
The Reluctant Duke (Love’s Pride Book 1) (affiliate link)
Passion is pushing them together. Society is pulling them apart. She can’t become his wife and won’t become his mistress.
The last thing wounded veteran Major Thomas Marshal wanted was a title. It wasn’t supposed to happen. But duty has a way of pulling a man into things he doesn’t want and away from the things he needs.
The only thing Miss Guinevere Harding needs is a safe place to hide. A job as the downstairs maid at Brookshire is the perfect refuge from a frightening past. Or at least it was until the arrival of the new Duke.
Even Money (Raven McShane Mysteries Book 5) (affiliate link)
Awake (affiliate link)
Of course, the dress was white. This is what I’m supposed to die in, I thought. Not many people knew what their last outfit would be. I pulled it over my head. It fit me perfectly. It had long, loose fitting sleeves, a modest neckline, and waves of material on the skirt. I hated it.
There were no shoes, and I was afraid I’d have to run through the forest barefoot but there weren’t a lot of options. Besides, I’d run barefoot over a bed of nails to get away.
“Scarlett, are you ready?” he called.
I looked in the mirror and took a deep breath. Time to fight for my life.
Scarlett Garner doesn’t remember anything before the age of four – until a car accident changes everything. She starts to remember pieces of a past that frighten her. A past her parents hid from her… and a secret that could get her killed.
The Master of Disguise: My Secret Life in the CIA (affiliate link)
From the author of Argo comes an unforgettable behind-the-scenes story of espionage in action. In the first ever memoir by a top-level operative to be authorized by the CIA, Antonio J. Mendez reveals the cunning tricks and insights that helped save hundreds from deadly situations.
Adept at creating new identities for anyone, anywhere, Mendez was involved in operations all over the world, from “Wild West” adventures in East Asia to Cold War intrigue in Moscow. In 1980, he orchestrated the escape of six Americans from a hostage situation in revolutionary Tehran, Iran. This extraordinary operation inspired the movie Argo, directed by and starring Ben Affleck.
Texas Cold Case Threat (Quantico Profilers Book 1) (affiliate link)
When a cold case turns hot,
an isolated ranch goes from refuge…to crime scene.
After a murderer sends her taunting letters, FBI behavioral analyst Chelsey Banks retreats to a friend’s ranch—and interrupts the housekeeper being attacked. When evidence connects the break-in to a cold-case serial killer, Chelsey’s best friend, Texas Ranger Tack Holliday, needs her help. With Tack at her side, this could be Chelsey’s chance to catch two killers—unless one of them gets her first.
Midnight Curse (Disrupted Magic Book 1) (affiliate link)
Scarlett Bernard is used to cleaning up messes. As a human who cancels out any magic around her, Scarlett’s job is to keep the supernatural world hidden—at any cost.
But on the eve of the Vampire Trials, a two-day tribunal that allows the otherworldly community to air their grievances, Scarlett receives a blood-soaked message from Molly, her estranged former roommate. Molly, a vampire, had been living with twelve human college students…and in one terrible night, she slaughtered them all.
Scarlett believes Molly’s been set up, but no one else in the Old World agrees with her. Meanwhile, the true perpetrator is determined to make sure Molly goes on trial for the massacre—and the penalty is death.
Finnegan’s Week (affiliate link)
The Beach Party (affiliate link)
We were all at the party. Which of us wanted her dead?
As the smoke from the bonfire spirals into the night sky and the cool drinks slip down our throats, none of us can take our eyes off Lacey. She dances in the dunes, her long golden hair damp from her late-night swim, her smile dazzling, her blue eyes closed.
Everyone who is close to Lacey sits by the smoky fire. Her adoring boyfriend, who holds onto her, perhaps a little too tightly. Her little sister, always in Lacey’s shadow, sifting fine soft sand through her fingers, never taking her eyes off Lacey. And me. Sad and full of rage, after an argument forced the man I love to leave the party early.
When the fire burns out, we stumble away from the beach, along the cliff path – faces burned by the wind, hearts full of secrets. But Lacey never makes it home. The next morning, her body is found in the sand dunes, a heart-shaped locket missing from around her neck.
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