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Author: Earnhardt, D.W.
Cozy Animal Mystery

Nothing stays secret in a small town…especially murder.

As the obituary columnist for a small NC mountain newspaper, Tori Mulligan is no stranger to death. But when a real-life murder mystery lands at her feet, she discovers that everyone has secrets—some more deadly than others. The sticky situation is further complicated by a handsome widower, an adorable dog, and a slew of sketchy characters. Can the sassy southern sleuth find “whodunit” without adding herself to the body count?

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Author: Bloom, Penelope
Sports Romance

A runaway bride crashing in my guesthouse is the last thing I need.

I already had perfectly good holiday plans, like glaring at walls and staring moodily into distant horizons because my hockey season is officially down the drain.

And she’s as off-limits as it gets, but she has no car, no money, no job, and no place to stay.

So I’ll let her crash with me for the holidays. With my teammates and her brother already over for the holidays, I’m sure we’ll barely notice her.

After all, how much trouble can one relentlessly cheerful little woman cause?


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Author: Force, Marie
Saga Fiction

She’s a single mom with no patience for a playboy until he proves he’s playing for keeps.

Maddie Chester is determined to leave her hometown of Gansett Island, a place that has brought her only bad memories and ugly rumors. Then she’s knocked off her bike on the way to her housekeeping job at McCarthy’s Resort Hotel by Gansett’s “favorite son,” Mac McCarthy.

He’s back in town to help his father with preparations to sell the family resort and has no intention of staying long. When Mac accidentally sends Maddie flying over the handlebars, badly injuring her, he moves in to nurse her back to health and help care for her young son. He soon realizes his plans for a hit-and-run visit to the island are in serious jeopardy, and he just may be “maid” for love.

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Author: Romes, Jan
Family Life Fiction
Ty Vincent needs a short-term wife to convince his grandfather and the Board of Directors of Vincent Oil that he’s changing his carefree ways, so they’ll name him CEO. He gives into one last temptation and ditches an environmental conference in Atlanta to play in Reno. At the airport, karma catches up. The woman who renders aid fibs to keep security and paparazzi from descending on him. She’s brilliant, unemployed, and not his type; a perfect choice for a temporary spouse. Cardiac rehab nurse, Maggie Gray lost her job due to hospital downsizing. A former patient – Ty’s grandfather – offers her a deal to get his grandson under control. Maggie’s pressured into accepting it. She tracks Ty down at the Reno Airport and finds him in the middle of chest issues. Soon she’s eyebrow-deep in a second deal. Lots of chaos and surprises are in store for Ty and Maggie.
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Author: Curtis, Melinda
Sweet Romantic Comedy

A perfect day…

Beck O’Brien is on a roll. Business is good, he’s about to marry a dependable woman who he’ll grow to love, and soon he’ll be picking up a prize filly for his stable. His life feels–secure.

Until Kitty steps in…

Kitty Summer has always looked out for her younger sisters. Today she may have taken that protection a little too far, but goal achieved. The wedding of convenience is off! All would be fine except she’s stranded in Florida with her Grandma Dotty, and with no purse, she’s without a way home. Unless she can get a ride from the no-longer-convenient groom.

There’s a road trip ahead and fences to mend. And when the trio reaches their destination, Beck and Kitty find they may be interested in more than a marriage of convenience…

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Author: Sandor, Eva
Absurdist Fiction

A jerk of a jester who’s just lost his job.

A fierce old noblewoman about to lose her country.

And the thieving magpie who puts them on a collision course full of laughter, danger and plot twists galore!

Malfred Murd is supremely talented but undeniably abrasive. Freshly booted from his 20-year gig as the Royal Jester, Fred is finding it tough to jingle out a living on the street, even with the dubious help of a sassy talking bird.

He isn’t thinking of the future when rival buskers chase him into a Tekologically advanced country that, like him, lies squarely in the King’s disfavor. He has no idea that the ruler of this country has made plans to save her people— plans that are rapidly unraveling, missing messenger, ominous omen and all.

So when Fred’s flying friend brings him a bag that looks to be full of shinies, his decision to try and wring a little reward money out of the situation doesn’t seem particularly perilous. But surprise! It lands him in the midst of a rescue mission gone horribly, hilariously wrong.

The New Husband (affiliate link)

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Author: O’Rourke, Brian R.
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Psychological Thriller

Mary always dreamed of a perfect husband. Now she’s got one.

When Mary’s husband Brent returns from a month-long wellness retreat, he seems like a totally different person.

Before he went away, Brent was anxious, depressed, and in danger of losing his job.

Now, he’s decisive, optimistic, and full of energy. He also has big plans to start his own business … big plans which require a lot of capital.

As Mary spends more time around her husband, she begins to realise just how much he’s changed in every little way. Is the man she’s living with really the same person she married?

And who is the guy in the grey SUV who keeps following her? Does he know something sinister about her husband?

Little by little, Mary realizes Brent has been hiding a dark secret about what really happened on that wellness retreat. And as she draws closer to the horrifying truth, she finds herself trapped in a nightmare beyond her wildest imaginings.

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Author: Modglin, Kiersten
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Psychological Thrillers

Olivia Mendes has a secret.
With her new position as a nanny for the prestigious Locke family, she’s learning just how powerful secrets can be.

Orrick and Iris Locke, owners of the billion-dollar security company known as Locke Industries, are beautiful, mysterious, and seemingly perfect. When she enters their home, Olivia quickly discovers everything is not what it seems. The Lockes’ elusive empire is built on dark and terrifying truths and with Olivia now a part of their lives, she has no choice but to play her role.

As she finds herself digging deeper into the Lockes’ web of lies, Olivia begins to question everything she’s learned. When the family’s insidious nature is revealed, her loyalties will be put to the ultimate test.

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Murder Mystery

Meet Prunella ‘Pru’ Parke, an American gardener who digs up murder and mystery wherever she goes.

Dallas girl Pru’s always dreamed of living in England — a country of lush green gardens, endless drizzle and ruggedly handsome groundskeepers.

She moves to London on a whim, to find that no one in the city wants to hire her. Except for wealthy Vernona Wilson, who’s quite desperate to be rid of her unsightly old potting shed.

Pru dusts off her spade and gets to work, under the watchful eye of a snooping neighbor. She expects to dig up dirt. But nothing like this.

An ancient Roman mosaic and a bludgeoned body. Whose secrets has she stumbled on, buried in the soil?

Too Soon for Adiós (affiliate link)

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Author: Chavez Macias, Annette
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Contemporary Fiction

No one expects to meet their father at their mother’s funeral. But for Gabby Medina, that’s exactly what happens. Her dad abandoned her when she was a baby, and now he’s back.

And he wants to give her a house.

Gabby doesn’t want the house—or him. But she could use the money. So Gabby agrees to take it under two conditions: First, she can sell the house whenever she wants. Second, accepting it doesn’t mean she accepts him.

After they strike a deal, Gabby hires a contractor in preparation for a quick sale. But as she gets to know the town and these two new men in her life, she learns more about herself than she ever dared to think possible.

But is she ready to open herself up to the truth of what happened—and the promise of what could be?

The Ocean Between Us (affiliate link)

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Author: Wiggs, Susan
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Domestic Life Fiction

After years of following her navy officer husband on assignment around the world, Grace Bennett realizes that she’s left something behind—herself. Her husband, Steve, can’t understand the unraveling of his wife’s heart and is determined to set things right. Their already-strained relationship is pushed to the edge when old secrets are revealed.

Now, with plenty of space to ponder the true distance between them, Grace begins to reinvent herself. But, just as her new self is coming to terms with her family life, the unthinkable happens: a disaster aboard Steve’s ship. A navy wife’s worst nightmare collides with the cold truth that life’s biggest chances can slip away while you’re busy looking for guarantees.

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Author: Monique, Asia
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Urban Fiction

Couri Mitchell

August Hanson was the silent type, the kind who spoke through his actions and not his words.

He possessed enough power to make me feel safe and secure.

I was ready to open up and share the parts of myself I’d never shared with another, and then I got hit with a truth that changed everything.

There was a slight chance he’d still want me, only he had to accept our baby, too.

August Hanson

Couri Mitchell was my type, the kind you married the first chance you got.

She possessed enough power to silence the chaos around me.

I was ready to grab ahold of her and never let go, and then I got hit with a truth that changed everything.

There was a slight chance she’d still want me, only she had to accept my daughter, too.

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