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Author: Hollowell, Sue
Cozy Mystery

Waylaid wedding plans, harrowing backyard hobbies, and the wildest chase of her life…

Tenth in the Belle Harbor Cozy Mystery series!

Tilly’s exploration of quaint Belle Harbor has taken her on many adventures with her new love. Hiking high upon the hills overlooking the ocean, they spot a vehicle plunge off a cliff.

Speeding down the trail to rescue the driver, they are nearly run down by the suspect car, which quickly disappears. As Tilly pursues justice for the victim, she is confronted by a paranoid perpetrator, ancient vendettas, and chilling discoveries.

Can Tilly navigate the wild maneuvers of the menacing motorist or will she be the next victim of the rogue racer?

Retribution (affiliate link)

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Author: Daley, Simon
Espionage Thriller

To exact RETRIBUTION for the evil of bad men, the good men must be VIGILANT.

Who do you turn to?
They are the Kosanians. One of Europe’s most violent and ruthless crime gangs.
The Police can’t or won’t help – is it fear or corruption? The Bad Men are above the law.

You need the Ultimate Warriors.
You need the SAS. The British Army’s Special Air Service – the most feared fighting force in the world. How do you find them? How do you get them to help?

You need the Ultimate Punishers.
You need Vigilant. Six elite soldiers accused of murdering a civilian in Afghanistan. Six good men fighting to clear their names. Six good men ready for RETRIBUTION.

When Ezekiel Olufemi audaciously tracks down the SAS, Captain JT St John-Templeman and the team answer his plea for help. They are quickly pulled into a world of Organised Crime and Espionage. This is not their field of combat, but if the Met won’t protect the streets of London, someone has to.

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Author: Snape, Nick
First Contact Military Sci-Fi Thriller

Finn had thought he’d seen it all…but no…he had to admit…

Not quite everything…

There was a big universe out there and it was about to land in his lap.

Just how bad could it be?

Finn is a troubled war-hero, overseen by an unyielding Commanding Officer while dragging his group of rookies through basic training. When an alien incursion lands in the middle of a patrol exercise, wielding powerful weapons and alien armour far beyond their own, he is forced to lead the remnants of Delta Squad in a desperate struggle for survival.

Utilising light-reflecting camouflage, the aliens go on the rampage, killing indiscriminately and capturing Finn’s CO before going on the hunt. Outgunned, and with the world’s armed forces helpless to act after a second incursion drops, Delta set out on a desperate rescue mission, only for the aliens to reveal a weapon that could change modern-day warfare forever.

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Author: Barton, Bridget
Historical Regency Romance

Anna Carter travels to Worksop to take up her new position as a nursemaid in the estate of the Duke of Newcastle. While the caring nursemaid is focusing on her role by teaching the Duke’s sister how to look after her infant, she is still dreaming of marrying a good man and having a household of her own. With the passing of time, her heart will start beating for the charming Duke, and she will realise that this encounter will prove to be the most fateful one in her life…

Could Anna dare to fall for someone she knows she could never have?

Matthew, Duke of Newcastle, is a stoic, scholarly man, who has set aside all of his dreams to bow to his duty. Prior to the loss of his brother-in-law and best friend, he was courting Lady Clara Whitman, but his family tragedy led him to an emotional withdrawal. Everything changes though as the enchanting nursemaid brings light not only in his shadowy estate, but also his broken heart… Will the kind hearted Duke find the loving wife he has always wanted and lead a fulfilling happy life or will the heartache continue?

Taking the Cake (affiliate link)

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Author: Williams, Natalia
Romantic Comedy

As a popular wedding cake baker in her hometown of New River, Sabrina Moss spends her days giving everybody perfect happily ever afters, even though happily ever afters seem to be for everybody but her. She’s spent the past several years building her business while reeling from the breakup from her longtime love Ben Sadler and when the news breaks that he’s engaged, she finds herself questioning all the choices she’s made in the past and all the things she let get away.

After years away from New River, Gray Forrester is back to care for his grandfather. His childhood was rocky, moving from state to state, so he finds himself looking forward to settling down and finding some stability.

When a chance encounter between Sabrina and Gray at the local coffee shop leads to an unexpected friendship, Sabrina decides it might be time to open herself up again. But their budding friendship almost ends before it even begins when she discovers that not only does Gray know Ben, he’s set to be his groomsman. And when the friendship starts to veer into more-than-friends territory, they both struggle with the emerging feelings.

When the past meddles its way in and threatens to ruin everything, Sabrina and Gray must navigate the messy waters of past and present and decide what is worth fighting for to get to the happily ever after they’ve both been looking for.

100 Days of Terror (affiliate link)

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Author: Temple, Larry
Terrorism Thrillers
The clock is ticking – every attack is less than 24 hours away. FBI agent Noah Reardon is at the center of the most devastating series of attacks in U.S. history. Singled out and taunted, Reardon and his team attempt to thwart the next attack. Everyone struggles to understand how the attacks are linked to his time in Afghanistan or if it is simply a ruse to throw off the investigation. Every day brings more unrelenting destruction and pressure builds for immediate results. The President’s attempts to root out the terrorists are riddled with uncertainty and unintended consequences for the American people. How do you track down an unknown number of terrorists living among 330 million who are ghosts popping up and disappearing into the mist only to strike again the next day? Follow Reardon on this journey of terror and redemption as he battles his own demons while attempting to stop the next attack that is always just a day away.
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Author: Garrett, Danielle
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Cozy Animal Mystery

Have you ever wished your cat could talk to you? If so, allow my story to be your cautionary tale.

The truth of what happened to Aunt Lavender has finally been dragged into the light—so why does everything feel darker than before?

With the help of Selene and an unexpected ally, we have one final mission to accomplish. It’s not going to be easy, but we’re not going down without a fight.

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Author: Constance, Harold, Fuerst, Randall
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Vietnam War History

“Fractions of a second in time. What amazing violence can be meted out in the blink of an eye.”

In the mid-nineteen sixties, Harry Constance made a life-altering journey that led him out of Texas and into the jungles of Vietnam. As a young naval officer, he went from UDT training to the U.S. Navy’s newly formed SEAL Team Two, and then straight into furious action. By 1970, he was already the veteran of three hundred combat missions and the recipient of thirty-two military citations, including three Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart.

Good To Go is Constance’s powerful, firsthand account of his three tours of duty as a member of America’s most elite, razor-sharp stealth fighting force. It is a breathtaking memoir of harrowing missions and covert special-ops—from the floodplains of the Mekong Delta to the beaches of the South China Sea—that places the reader in the center of bloody ambushes and devastating firefights. But his extraordinary adventure goes even farther—beyond ‘Nam—as we accompany Constance and the SEALs on astonishing missions to some of the world’s most dangerous hot-spots . . . and experience close-up the courage, dedication, and unparalleled skill that made the U.S. Navy SEALs legendary.

Mary Not Broken (affiliate link)

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Author: King, Deborah L.
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African American Women’s Fiction

In 1930s Mississippi, Mary Johnson hates the oppressive heat, working on her family farm, and having to attend her minister father’s church several times a week. But she loves Mason Carter, her musician boyfriend. Both fantasize about living the high life up north in the big city.

When William Bevers, a wealthy old preacher, comes to court her, he promises a life of luxury along with money and status for her family. Mary wants nothing to do with him, but her parents decide for her. Determined to avoid a forced marriage, Mary elopes with Mason to the bright lights of Chicago.

But life up north is not the dream they expected. Multiple tragedies push Mary to the brink, and she soon returns home to the very world she tried so desperately to escape.

Too numb to stave off the pressure from her father, Mary considers accepting William’s proposal. But she soon realizes that life as the preacher’s wife might not provide the safety and security she craves.

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Author: Leeson, Gayle
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Cozy Mysteries

What if you discovered your lively new friend wasn’t really…alive?

Amanda Tucker is excited about opening her fashion design studio in Shops On Main, a charming old building in historic Abingdon, Virginia. She didn’t realize a ghost came with the property!

But soon Maxine “Max” Englebright, a young woman who died in 1930, isn’t the only dead person at the retail complex. Mark Tinsley, a web designer with a know-it-all attitude who also rented space at Shops On Main, is shot in his office.

Amanda is afraid that one of her new “friends” and fellow small business owners is his killer, and Max is encouraging her to solve Mark’s murder a la Nancy Drew.

Easy for Max to want to investigate–the ghostly fashionista can’t end up the killer’s next victim!“

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Author: Chaput, Kerry
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Renaissance Historical Fiction

1661 France.

Fierce Protestant Isabelle has lost everything at the hands of brutal nobles who thieve and persecute their way into the king’s good graces. Shaken and desperate after a vicious attack, she accepts a deal as her only means of survival: become one of the king’s honorary daughters. She can set sail to Canada to build the population in the struggling colony with a dowry from the king, protection, money, and power over her future. This opportunity also comes with sacrifice. Though Isabelle bleeds Protestantism, committed to a fight that lives deep in her bones, she must convert to the religion that killed her family and burned her flesh.

In the wilds of Canada, a newly Catholic Isabelle grapples with the desire to reignite her quest, while a love triangle rife with secrets and betrayal forces her to decide who she really is—and if she’s willing to risk her life once again in the name of freedom.

Based on the incredible true story of the French orphans who settled French Canada, Daughter of the King is the sweeping tale of a heroine born of desperation. Kerry Chaput brings the past to life, expertly weaving a gripping saga with vivid historical details. Jump back in time on a thrilling adventure with this heart pounding trilogy.

Betrayals (affiliate link)

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Author: Neggers, Carla
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Contemporary Romance

Priceless gemstones reunite a young woman with the man who broke her heart as they investigate a deadly mystery in this romantic suspense novel.

Rebecca Blackburn caught a glimpse of the famed Jupiter Stones as a small child. Unaware of their significance, she forgot about them—until she discovered the priceless, long-missing gems were the key to solving a deadly mystery spanning thirty years and three continents . . . sparing no one.

When a seemingly innocent photograph reignites one man’s simmering desire for vengeance, Rebecca turns to Jared Sloan, the love she lost to tragedy and scandal. His own life has changed forever because of the secrets buried deep by their two families.

Their relentless quest for the truth will dredge up bitter memories and shocking revelations of misplaced loyalty, dangerous pride, and naked ambition . . . and together they will stop at nothing to expose a cold-blooded killer.

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