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Lighthouse Way: A Huckleberry Bay Novel (affiliate link)
Luna Winchester’s life is firmly entrenched in the coastal town Huckleberry Bay, Oregon. A fourth-generation light keeper, Luna is carrying on the Winchester tradition by tending to the lighthouse. Plus, she’s decided to renovate a long-abandoned building on the property and make it a B&B, Luna’s Light. Surrounded by family and her two childhood best friends, her life is full.
Wolfe Conrad is in hiding, and he’s come to Huckleberry Bay to heal. A career ending accident on the track nearly took his life, and now he seeks refuge to try and build a new one. The quaint town’s slow pace rattles the man who’s first love is fast cars—and then there’s the beautiful innkeeper, who rattles him in different ways.
Falling in love with Luna definitely isn’t part of Wolfe’s plan. Local legends that tell of unrequited love and despair? Unbelievable. But stranger things have happened, like two strangers falling in love…
Guarding Temptation (affiliate link)
Two former friends. One cramped apartment. Three little rules.
Nina Chapman’s most embarrassing moment? Finally dragging James Foster into bed. The stern, steady mechanic made her see stars… then called her a mistake and disappeared, leaving the tatters of their friendship in his wake.
But when Nina’s work as an investigative journalist brings death threats to her door, James marches back into her life, armed with irrational demands. He doesn’t care how long it’s been, or how distant they’ve become.
She must move into his flat.
She must sleep in his bed.
And she cannot leave his side—not for a second.
What could possibly go wrong?
Joey Mancuso Mysteries: Volumes 4 – 6 (affiliate link)
…intriguing mysteries deliciously and intricately layered in these pages. Layer upon layer, twist upon twist, secret upon secret, this is a case tailor-made for a Sherlock Holmes devotee</b> like private investigator Joey Mancuso. From the beginning, there’s just something funny about parents who didn’t report a missing student right away, and days later still want no police.
Hold it here! This is their beloved daughter, last seen leaving for a date. Why wouldn’t they want as much firepower as they can get? Because they know too much, that’s why—and Owen Parr’s clever detective senses that. Joey’s first job’s to save the girl, but no way he’s going to stop there. The scrappy PI and ex-cop’s going to get answers if it kills him.
No Remorse: Mystery/Suspense Thriller with Loads of Action (affiliate link)
Kirkus Reviews says: “Walkley’s beefy prose and rousing action sequences deliver a thriller to satisfy any adrenaline addict.”
“First-time author Ian Walkley gets everything right in NO REMORSE, a gritty, complicated thriller. Walkley’s story bursts off the page with intense action, exotic locales and authentic details, while realistic characters navigate a web of intrigue and deceit worthy of Clancy or Ludlum at their best. A gripping, heart-stopping thriller. Walkley is definitely an author to watch!” Karen Dionne, author, THE MARSH KING
Scent to Her Grave (Bath and Body Book 1) (affiliate link)
The fairest of them all…
Lydia Wang is the newly crowned winner of a local beauty pageant–and the queen of mean. Used to getting what she wants, she ends up in an fight with Persia over the store’s newest acquisition: the Mirror of Aphrodite. Reflecting only the most beautiful aspects of the person looking into it, the mirror is a huge draw and definitely not for sale–no matter how much Lydia is willing to pay. Persia arrives at the shop the next morning to find Lydia dead, the mirror missing, and one of the shop’s treasured employees the prime suspect. Trevor’s arrest is a blemish on the reflection of the shop, so Persia decides to take matters by the nose. To clear his name, she must sniff out the signature scent of a killer.
Dragons didn’t just appear two thousand years ago and not all died in the Dragani War. In today’s world, rumors are flying that nonhumans live among humans with Atlanta at the epicenter. Supernatural predators are rising to take advantage of the impending chaos. One in particular has opened a rift allowing deadly Imortiks to slip out. Once two more parts of an ancient grimoire are found, the death wall between humanity and Imortiks will fall. Beladors ruled by an immortal dragon shifter are the last hope for humans and nonhumans, but only if he can find those grimoire volumes. Who is to say other dragon shifters no longer live since he is here? Dive into an urban fantasy that will play out across the world unlike any other fantasy you’ve read.
Curvy Cheeky Charmer (affiliate link)
One pact plus my brother’s best friend equals a Galentine’s Day I won’t ever forget.
I always listen to my gut. I just don’t always do what it says. Like the other night during the chat I had with my besties. My gut screamed at me not to agree to the pact. I heard it, loud and clear. Then I gulped down the rest of my wine and told everyone I was in. I even said I’d let one of my volunteers at the big animal rescue fix me up on a date. Clearly, the merlot is to blame. Now I’ve got to figure out how to fake a blind date or they’ll hold this over me for years.
What She Left Behind (affiliate link)
Lauren can’t wait to leave London for a fresh start in the countryside with her new partner Paul and his two young children. She never thought she’d be so lucky. A dream glass house in the woods, a ready-made family, a second chance.
But as dark rumours swirl about their new home, Lauren begins to question their happily-ever-after. When they met, she was at her most vulnerable.
She would trust Paul with her life. But should she?
Ignite your grill and elevate your barbecue game with more than 65 unforgettable recipes that combine the big, bold flavors of chiles with smoke and fire.
Beef and Lamb: Smoked Sonoran Chili, Harissa Beef Tacos, Coffee-Rubbed Tritip with Shishito Gremolata, Garlic Mojo Skirt Steak Tacos, Vindaloo-Spiced Lamb Lollipops, Smoked Lamb Barbacoa Banh Mi
Chicken: Chipotle Tahini Grilled Chicken, Tandoori Butterflied Chicken Drums, Grilled Adobo-Rubbed Chicken with Creamy Herb Sauce, Grilled Chicken Tinga, Enchilada Wings, Bacon-Wrapped Cheesy Chicken Poblanos
Pork: Crispy Pork Belly with Red Chimichurri, Chipotle Pork Belly Burnt Ends with Jalapeno Berry Sauce, Chile Verde Spare Ribs, Smoked Chorizo Meatballs, Roasted Chile Meatball Hero, Grilled Pork Tenderloin Al Pastor
Seafood: Corn-Husk Wrapped Halibut with Jalapeno Basil Butter, Grilled Scallops with Charred Poblano Cream, Huli Huli Shrimp, Shishito, and Pineapple Skewers, Hatch Chile Smoked Shrimp Skillet, Tandoori Grilled Lobster, Planked Pomegranate Harissa Salmon
The Year of the Horses: A Memoir (affiliate link)
At the age of thirty-seven, Courtney Maum finds herself in an indoor arena in Connecticut, moments away from stepping back into the saddle. For her, this is not just a riding lesson, but a last-ditch attempt to pull herself back from the brink even though riding is a relic from the past she walked away from. She hasn’t been on or near a horse in over thirty years.
Although Maum does know what depression looks like, she finds herself refusing to admit, at this point in her life, that it could look like her: a woman with a privileged past, a mortgage, a husband, a healthy child, and a published novel. That she feels sadness is undeniable, but she feels no right to claim it. And when both therapy and medication fail, Courtney returns to her childhood passion of horseback riding as a way to recover the joy and fearlessness she once had access to as a young girl.
And Then There Were Crumbs: A Cookie House Mystery (affiliate link)
She’s a talented pastry chef—with a secret recipe for solving crimes…
WELCOME TO THE COOKIE HOUSE
Kate McGuire’s life was sweet in Manhattan before she lost her restaurant job and fiancé both. But sometimes that’s just the way the cookie crumbles, and soon she finds herself starting from scratch in the island town of Coral Cay, Florida. It has everything she’s looking for: sunny beaches, friendly locals, and a Help Wanted sign in the bakery shop window. Once she convinces the shop’s crusty owner Sam Hepplewhite to hire her, Kate can’t tie on her apron fast enough. Little does she know that trouble, like warm dough, is on the rise. . .
Sing the Four Quarters (affiliate link)
The Bards of Shkoder hold the country together. They, and the elemental spirits they Sing – earth, air, fire, and water – bring the news of the sea to the mountains, news of the mountains to the plains. They give their people, from peasant to king, a song in common.
Annice is a rare talent, able to Sing all four quarters, but her brother, the newly enthroned King Theron, sees her request to study at the Bardic Hall as a betrayal. To his surprise, Annice accepts his conditions, renouncing her royal blood and swearing to remain childless so as not to jeopardize the line of succession. She walks away from political responsibilities, royal privilege and her family.