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Silent Tide (DCI BOYD CRIME SERIES Book 1) (affiliate link)
Shattered Past (Dragon Blood) (affiliate link)
An elite forces officer with a dreadful reputation.
A bookish paleontologist with a love for mysteries.
An ancient stronghold full of secrets that will take both of them to unearth.
Professor Lilah Zirkander (yes, she’s related to the famous pilot, and no, she can’t get him to autograph your undergarments) is looking forward to a summer in the paleontology lab, researching and cataloging new fossils. But that summer takes an unexpected turn when the king sends her into the Ice Blades to a secret mine where ancient dragon bones have been discovered. Rumor has it that they’re cursed and dangerous, but Lilah is more concerned about dealing with the outpost commander, a fierce officer with the temperament of a crabby badger.
As punishment for irking the king, Colonel Vann Therrik is overseeing the hardened criminals working in the remote Magroth Crystal Mines. He would like a chance to redeem himself—and escape the loathsome duty station—but nothing is going his way.
Crowne of Lies (The Crowne Brothers) (affiliate link)
Twelve months living in his house, holding his hand, wearing his ring on her finger, and in exchange, she’ll get her father’s company in the divorce settlement.
They have one year to convince his skeptical parents that they’re happily in love, and he’s settled enough to run Crowne Industries.
Ella wants the company badly enough to live with a man who will never love her.
She’ll sleep in his room and kiss him for show. Her heart may melt whenever he’s around, and his touch may ignite a fire inside her, but surrender will break her heart. She’s sure she can last a year without giving him her body. She’s wrong.
Love in Lingerie (affiliate link)
I hired her to fix my company, to bring Marks Lingerie back to life. I didn’t expect her to become my friend. I didn’t expect to fall in love with her.
The first rule of business is to never touch your employees. I think there is another rule about not falling for your best friend—a rule against imagining the curves of her body, or the way she would react if I acted on my thoughts.
Now, I can’t wait any longer. I’m tossing out the rules.
Damn the company. Damn our friendship. Damn my fears.
Running into an ex-boyfriend can be murder…
Avery Barks, a volunteer search and rescue dog trainer is asked to assist on a search for a lost person and she readily agrees to help. But the victim’s dysfunctional family causes quite a distraction to the search efforts and may cause the loss of life.
When Avery discovers a body lying on the road, the connection between the deceased and her ex-boyfriend Travis becomes a little too close for comfort and Travis quickly becomes the prime suspect.
Avery is convinced he’s done nothing wrong, but convincing everyone else may be a little more difficult.
Zucchini Cake and Zombies (A Broomstick Bay Mystery Book 1) (affiliate link)
Welcome to Broomstick Bay! Here the electricity is glitchy, the townsfolk are witchy, and Ruby has a catastrophic secret that is clawfully twitchy.
Non-practicing witch Ruby Crosswell doesn’t plan on staying in her hometown of Broomstick Bay for long. She’s only back for her reunion and to see her high school crush.
The event starts with a dusting of romance. But too soon, the festivities curdle when Ruby’s rival is found murdered. Predictably, Ruby is at the top of cranky detective Lance Wolfton’s suspect list. It doesn’t help that they dated a few times, and then she left without saying goodbye.
Forced to stick around, and with her old life glazed in scandal, Ruby agrees to help in her family’s bakery. And that’s when things get weird.
The Magic of Found Objects: A Novel (affiliate link)
Phronsie Linnelle was conceived at Woodstock in a serendipitous liaison between a free-spirited hippie and a farmer’s son and was born with magical wonder flickering in her DNA and rationality knit into her bones. All her life she’s been torn between the two. But now that she’s been betrayed by both love and the mother she once idolized, her rational side is winning.
So when her best friend from childhood proposes that they give up on romance and marry each other, Phronsie agrees. Who better to spend your life with than your best friend? Maybe the connection they already have is love. Maybe there’s no falling to be done. But immediately after they announce their engagement, she encounters someone who makes a very charming and compelling argument for revisiting romance.
Ride the Pink Horse (affiliate link)
Best Thing You Can Steal, The (A Gideon Sable novel Book 1) (affiliate link)
The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu (affiliate link)
Orphaned young, Ming Tsu, the son of Chinese immigrants, is raised by the notorious leader of a California crime syndicate, who trains him to be his deadly enforcer. But when Ming falls in love with Ada, the daughter of a powerful railroad magnate, and the two elope, he seizes the opportunity to escape to a different life. Soon after, in a violent raid, the tycoon’s henchmen kidnap Ada and conscript Ming into service for the Central Pacific Railroad.
Battered, heartbroken, and yet defiant, Ming partners with a blind clairvoyant known only as the prophet. Together the two set out to rescue his wife and to exact revenge on the men who destroyed Ming, aided by a troupe of magic-show performers, some with supernatural powers, whom they meet on the journey. Ming blazes his way across the West, settling old scores with a single-minded devotion that culminates in an explosive and unexpected finale.
Six Feet Deep Dish (Deep Dish Mysteries Book 1) (affiliate link)
Delilah O’Leary can’t wait to open her new gourmet deep-dish pizzeria in Geneva Bay, Wisconsin—a charming resort town with a long history as a mobsters’ hideaway, millionaires’ playground, and vacation mecca. Engaged to a hunk with a hefty trust fund, Delilah is poised to begin a life that’s just about as delicious as one of her cheesy creations.
Just before opening night, though, Delilah’s plans for pizza perfection hit the skids when her fiancé dumps her and leaves her with a very large memento from their relationship—Butterball, their spoiled, plus-sized tabby cat.
Delilah’s trouble deepens when she discovers a dead body and finds her elderly aunt holding the murder weapon. Handsome local police detective Calvin Capone, great grandson of the legendary gangster, opens an investigation, threatening to sink Delilah’s pie-in-the-sky ambitions before they can even get off the ground.
Writers: Their Lives and Works (affiliate link)
From William Shakespeare and Jane Austen to Gabriel García Márquez and Toni Morrison, Writers explores more than 100 biographies of the world’s greatest writers. Each featured novelist, playwright, or poet is introduced by a stunning portrait, followed by photography and illustrations of locations and artifacts important in their lives – along with pages from original manuscripts, first editions, and their correspondence.
Trace the friendships, loves, and rivalries that inspired each individual and affected their writing, revealing insights into the larger-than-life characters, plots, and evocative settings that they created. You will also uncover details each writer’s most famous pieces and understand the times and cultures they lived in – see how the world influenced them and how their works influenced the world.
The Orphans on the Train (affiliate link)
A girl with auburn hair looks anxiously out of the train window, watching the mountains of Europe pass by. War is on the horizon at home, and Kirsty finds herself heading to neutral Hungary to help in a school for Jewish children. Little does she know that in leaving everything behind, she is about to find the most precious gift of all – a true friend in school pupil Anna.
When the Nazis invade Budapest, Kirsty and Anna are on their own, and Kirsty worries desperately for her Jewish friend. What lengths must they go to in order to survive, and, when they are separated, can the guiding light of friendship bring them back to each other?
Shadows: An (American Midnight Book 1) (affiliate link)
In an instant, the world goes dark. Power grids fail, planes fall from the sky, and America is thrown into chaos.
Lucy Goodwin, an emergency room nurse and Army veteran, is anxious to get home to Virginia when her life is turned upside down by the mysterious blackout. Trapped in Washington, D.C., and lucky to be alive after her train crashes, she realizes her journey home is only getting started.
Lucy befriends a young girl orphaned by the disaster, and together, they must face down humanity’s capacity for darkness if they are to survive the opening days of America’s new reality.