Into The Game: Dungeon Crawl Quest (Wizard Warrior Quest) (affiliate link)
Live real. Play real. Just try not to die for real.
Riff Jenkins is having a bad day. He’s behind on his college tuition and is getting kicked out of his dorm. His girlfriend just broke up with him for playing computer games too much. And if that isn’t bad enough, Riff hasn’t been able to beat the goblin boss in Dungeon Crawl Quest despite months of trying. His brother Mack says it’s a glitch-that DCQ is unbeatable-but Riff knows there’s a way.
When a mysterious package arrives from the recently deceased DCQ developer, Riff finally gets his reward for being one of the game’s top players: a special Grimoire and an invitation to one of LA’s premiere gaming dens.
But the Grimoire is much more than it appears. When Riff syncs it to a computer at the den, he’s virtually transported into the game. And his bad day just got worse, because the company that owns DCQ will be shutting down the servers at midnight if Riff and his band of misfit players can’t beat the goblin boss and save the game.
Ari’s Adventure: Moonshire Bay Book 1 (affiliate link)
In what seems like an instant Ari Evans’ life implodes, so she flees to Moonshire Bay to let the small town heal her. One thing she knows she doesn’t want—a relationship.
Jack Callahan has been playing it safe. Living in Moonshire Bay allows him to coast through with his shields up and blinders on, never truly experiencing life.
So what happens when Jack and Ari start working on a project together? Can their newfound friendship and attraction overcome their lack of trust?
The Moonshire Bay series is small town, sweet romance at its best – Hallmark-style with a HEA. Each story is connected but can be read as a standalone.
Little Girl Missing: An absolutely unputdownable crime thriller (Detective Rachel Hart Book 1) (affiliate link)
How can a little girl vanish into thin air?
Five-year-old Cassie Bailey’s mother tucked her into bed and kissed her goodnight. This morning she’s missing, her unicorn bedcovers are empty, and her parents are frantic.
Detective Rachel Hart knows that the first few hours after a child goes missing are the most crucial, and that the Baileys are living every parent’s worst nightmare. Rachel knows, because as a child her family lived through it too, when her sister was taken.
The days are ticking by with no sign of Cassie, and the cracks in the Baileys’ marriage are beginning to show. But are the holes in their stories because they’re out of their minds with panic – or because they’re lying?
Rachel’s convinced that Cassie knew the person who took her, but can she find the little girl before she’s lost forever?
Black River (Rose Riley Book 1) (affiliate link)
The elite neighborhoods of Sydney are becoming a serial killer’s hunting ground. But for a city—and a detective—on the edge, not everything is as it seems in a twisting novel of suspense.
During a stifling summer in Sydney, the body of a chaplain’s daughter is found wrapped in black plastic on the deserted grounds of an elite boarding school. Is it the work of the killer who’s been stalking the privileged neighborhoods along the Parramatta River? Gut instinct tells Detective Sergeant Rose Riley something even more devious might be at play.
Eager to find the so-called Blue Moon Killer before he strikes again, Riley forms an uneasy alliance with Adam Bowman, a journalist with a valuable, and unsettling, link to the school’s history. As Riley’s investigation takes her deep into the secret lives of Sydney’s prominent citizens, Bowman delves into the darkest places of his own childhood for answers. When their paths converge, Riley must use every bit of her cunning to stop another murder.
The Life She Wanted: A Novel (affiliate link)
1926, Hyde Park, New York. Born to modest means but befriended by the wealthy, aspiring dress designer Pandora Carmichael has been surrounded by privilege yet never at home in it. That hasn’t stopped her from dreaming—of a romance in a rarified world that could also give her the status and resources to start a business of her own. When she’s introduced to a charismatic Princeton student, Pandora’s future begins to fall into place.
Marriage provides Pandora with a devoted husband, comfortable love, and the prominence and affluence to open a boutique. It’s a fantasy realized, until scandal and tragedy upend Pandora’s life and she flees Hyde Park with a heart-wrenching secret. As the Depression looms, Pandora must rethink everything she’s ever wanted.
Last Resort (Joe Dillard Series Book 10) (affiliate link)
A young girl vanishes without a trace in the dead of night.
Was her menacing absentee father involved? Or did something even more sinister occur?
In the tenth installment of the best-selling Joe Dillard series, Joe finds himself turning 50 and on the brink of despair. His involvement in his law practice has tapered to the point of near retirement. He spends his days with his wife, Caroline, who is finally succumbing to the ravages of cancer after a decade-long battle. His son, Jack, is struggling with alcohol abuse and self-loathing after accidentally killing a young mother while protecting the woman he hopes to marry. Joe is nearing the end of his rope.
When the girl goes missing, Joe learns she is a member of Jack’s little league team. Her disappearance derails his already teetering son and starts a ticking clock. If she’s not found within 48 hours, the chances of recovering her alive dwindle to nearly zero. Joe knows this, so Caroline charges him with finding her.