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Always Room for Cupcakes

One day I was be-bopping along jamming to the music in my head while wondering if my thighs could handle grabbing a cupcake on the way home. The next thing I knew, my entire world crashed and burned. I used to wake up at night in a sweat, crying because I’d dreamt that my husband was cheating on me, or that he hated me, and resented my kids. He’d always hold me close and tell me it was all jus ...

Hitchin'

Donnie Brasco meets The Pelican Brief... Headstrong and impulsive, reporter Cassie Phillips hitchhikes across Missouri to get a prize-winning story. Instead, she’s attacked and ends up abandoned and lost in East St. Louis…until drug dealer Tony Scarlotti finds her and takes her home. The inconsistencies in the man haunt her, and as their paths continue to cross, she questions who he really is. But ...

Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate (book 1) is a cozy mystery with an astrology theme. Meet the middle-aged Alcott sisters: Madge, Lila Mae and Dorothea, heiresses to the Alcott Chocolate fortune and mavens of Houston’s elite River Oaks. Madge ambushes Lila Mae with Dorothea’s manipulative plea: she can’t care for Bernie, their 92-year old father, any longer. Lila Mae explodes in a hissy fit—she had warned Dorothea ye ...

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In For A Penny

Honey, these are not your momma's grannies... When Lillian Summer Fairview's husband up and dies on her, it leaves the last living member of the most prestigious family in Summer Shoals, Georgia, in a hot mess. While Lil was busy being a proper Southern lady, Harlan squandered dang near the whole family fortune on lottery tickets. To keep her financial skeletons in the closet and give him a decent ...

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Miss Spelled (The Kitchen Witch Book 1)

Amelia Spelled has had a bad week. Her boyfriend dumps her when she inadvertently gives him food poisoning; her workplace, a telecommunications center, fires all their staff as they are outsourcing offshore, and she is evicted due to smoke damage resulting from her failed attempts at baking. Amelia thinks her luck has changed when she inherits her estranged aunt's store, two mysterious cats, and b ...

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The Haunting of Alfred Lewis

When their boss's death leaves four friends jobless, the ambitious Alfred Lewis hatches a plan to keep their business going...by relocating to Callahan Manor, a vacant estate with a sordid past. Alfred surmounts his friend's concerns and navigates the challenges of business, until a strange encounter with a restless soul leads Alfred to question his own loyalties and become someone else entirel ...

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Lost Girl: A Paranormal Mystery

Renowned sculptor Allison Weathers doesn’t believe in ghosts. But when a tragic twist of fate leads her to the small mountain town of Dawson Mills, Tennessee, she soon learns that the dead don’t always stay silent…

Category Mystery-Crime
Thornydevils

It is Melbourne 1989. While investigating organised crime, Peter Clancy is caught up in a sinister plot involving drug importation, police corruption, and some very kinky sex. Along the way, Peter meets a young lawyer and is instantly besotted with her—unlike his friends and colleagues who see something disturbing beneath her wholesome exterior. Enter the world of the thorny devils—where nothing i ...

The Writer

"Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth." 
-Oscar Wilde

College journalist Adele Plank has been granted a rare interview with one-time bestselling author, Decklan Stone. He is a man largely withdrawn from the world following the tragic death of his young wife twenty-seven years earlier. Adele ventures to the writer ...

Three Confess: A Silas McKay Suspense

When Silas investigates a case of intellectual property theft, he has too much of everything. Too many suspects. Too many distractions. Too many feelings. Circuitry Innovations of Dallas has developed a new type of semiconductor. Sales are pouring in, but when the CEO learns a Chinese tech company in Shanghai has an identical product, he hires Silas, head of operations for Discreet Corporate ...

Memories Live Here

What if you could talk to people from the past? Lincoln. Churchill. Gandhi. Your dead mother. Josh Brodsky is at the top of his game. At his new Silicon Valley job, he's on the verge of an invention that uses artificial intelligence to bring back the greatest leaders in history. But his top-secret code becomes encrypted by a devastating ransomware attack--was the malware planted by Josh's troubled ...

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East River Bear

All Avery Michaels ever wanted was some way to pay the bills. But honestly, how can she have known what she TRULY wanted? When Avery accepts a gig as a personal assistant for Blake Collins, she's hesitant. Blake, a billionaire publishing mogul, is often dismissive and curiously intense. But..His lavish home. His scent. There's something magnetizing about him. When Avery can no longer stifle her at ...

Trouble in Little Leaf Creek

Hiking in the country comes with beautiful views, unexpected encounters, and a murder victim… Cassie Alberta is loving her new life in the picturesque town of Little Leaf Creek. Living next to her stubborn next-door neighbor, two cheeky goats and a loyal collie mix means that there is never a dull moment. Determined to explore more of what the small town has to offer, she is excited to be hiking t ...

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The Penderghast Puzzle Protectors

ezabelle Jingle and her neighbors in the Penderghast section of Brilliant, Minnesota, have a mystery on their hands.Someone is stealing sections of hardwood floors in their homes and the thefts may be connected to a long-hidden treasure left by the founders of Brilliant. Not only that, there's a dead body in a basement to add to the mix. Can Jezzy and her quirky friends figure out the puzzle and f ...

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Safe Harbor: A Logan McKenna Mystery Book 5

A charter boat captain is found murdered on his own boat. One of the last to see him alive makes Logan a suspect…and the killer’s next target.

During the first vacation she's taken in years, Logan looks forward to sharing the beauty of the Oregon coast with Ben and her family. They quickly immerse themselves in summer fun. Ocean walks, caramel corn by the fire, a visit to the aq ...

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The Butcher's Bill

2017 Best Mystery/Suspense Novel (Best Independent Book Awards)2017 Clue Award for Best Suspense Thriller (Chanticleer International Book Awards)2018 Silver Medal for Thrillers (General) (Readers Favorite Book Awards)2018 Winner, Adult Fiction (California Author Project) Meet William Butcher, aka The Butcher, former Navy SEAL, now a disgraced ex-NCIS agent. Those who stole $9 billion in cash from ...

Category Mystery-Crime
Death of a Wolfman

In the small town of Mercy, Mississippi Halloween is Murder When a dead wolfman is found in the woods outside of town, Lily Gayle Lambert can't wait to get cracking on solving the case. After a dead squirrel is left on her porch as some kind of warning and a member of the town's most prominent family turns up dead soon after, Lily Gayle teams up with her lifelong best friend, Dixie and town busybo ...

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Winds of Change Prequel to (Delphine Rising Book 0.5)

At the age of twenty-one, Abigail Blanque is a fun-loving, naive, and carefree witch, having the time of her life, partying and hunting rouge vampires for the Hybrid Coven. That is until she learns of a murderous stalker who’s been watching her every move. After two witches are murdered, all signs point to Abby being the next victim. In a dangerous turn of events, Abby’s life descends into chaos a ...

A Dead Sister

“The worst kind of truth is better than the best lie, Jessica.” Jessica Huntington hopes Bernadette is right as she races headlong into trouble to discover the truth about the death of a high school friend, Kelly Fontana. Because she was the victim of a hit-and-run accident in a hotel parking lot in Palm Springs, the investigation into Kelly's death quickly grew cold. Now more than a decade later ...

Category Mystery-Crime
One Dead Wife

While investigating the disappearance of a holidaymaker, DI Brock Clarke makes a startling discovery. Tara Swift had been missing for almost twenty-four hours before anyone thought to raise the alarm. Even more disturbing is the fact that a stalker has made her life a misery for two decades. Ever since she was wrongly accused of abducting a three-year-old girl, Tara has led a tormented life. Now s ...

Category Mystery-Crime
Flames of Love - A Firefighters of Long Valley Western Romance (Book 1)

A Wounded Hero

As a firefighter, Jaxson Anderson is well acquainted with danger. He’s charged into burning buildings to rescue men and women, young and old. He’s scaled ladders that towered over blistering infernos, and defied blazes that terrified lesser men.

Fire? He understands. Women? Not so much. Now there’s some real danger. He should know. He’s been b ...

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Dusk of Humanity

The signs were all there. A mysterious virus. The infected's erratic behavior. Unexplained bite marks. The door of The Bunker is sealed, leaving those inside with no way out. The world they know, gone. Or so they've been told. Beyond The Bunker, a secret lies in wait. If it finds a way in, it could eradicate what's left of humanity. And make no mistake. It always finds a way.

Category Mystery-Crime
A Fatal Verdict

What would you do if someone murdered your child, but the justice system let you down? Kathryn Walters is faced with this dreadful decision when her daughter, Shelley, is found dead in her boyfriend's flat. Despite the best efforts of the Crown Prosecution barrister, Sarah Newby, it seems possible that the boyfriend, David Kidd, may be acquitted. Should her family tolerate this? Or seek their own ...

Category Mystery-Crime
The Treasures of Death Valley: An Archaeological Thriller

Beneath Death Valley is a city like no other… Thomas Knight and his team of archaeologists have found evidence of an ancient race of humans called the Woidnuk beneath the desert. Only thing is, they’re still alive… Villain and Thomas’ arch rival Noah Ashbridge thinks the caves and all inside them are his birthright. Slaughtering members of Thomas’ team is only the beginning of taking back what’s h ...

Category Action-Adventure
Termination

The maniac John Brideaux is dead, and every member of his Supreme Council is in custody. General Thomas Hayden's attempt to subject America to a dictatorship where he reigned supreme has been well and truly defeated by the Rossler Foundation, leaving Daniel Rossler as President of the United States. Finally, there will be peace. But all this time, the Russians have been watching. When the young, i ...

DIg Deep For Murder

It was the perfect murder… until the truth refused to stay buried. With no active murder case to solve, blind private investigator Steve Smiley is enjoying a week of peace and quiet. Meanwhile, his partner is preoccupied with her latest real estate project. However, their tranquility is short-lived when a dead body is unearthed at the construction site. Suspicion falls on a young constructi ...

Category Mystery-Crime
Murder On The Guadalupe

Two murders, mirror image victims… one trail to the killer. Private Investigator Fen Maguire is called in to assist a new police chief in solving a woman’s murder on the Guadalupe River. All evidence points to a long-time homeless person, prompting a quick arrest—but Fen has a feeling they missed something. When a second body washes up, Fen’s suspicions are confirmed, and the case takes a co ...

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A Top Shelf Triple

Belly up to the bar and help Ricki solve a few murders!

A Top Shelf Triple contains:
The Body on the Barstool
Whiskey Kills
Name Your Poison

When New Yorker Ricki Fontaine inherited her uncle's dive bar in an Ohio River town, she expected to have to work hard to change it from a bar known for its Friday night fights into the kind of drinking establish ...

Category Mystery-Cozy
Kaylee's Justice

Eva St. Claire, along with her siblings, carry a heavy burden. Each, in their own way, see the nightmare of evil hidden beneath the surface.
Serial killer Mason Smith rots in prison for the murder of a young woman. However, the secret of another killing, still resides within him. Through Eva's unique family ability, she knows Mason is guilty of yet another murder, and she is determined to se ...

Long Road To Justice

The truth may cost him everything… but living a lie is no longer an option. Sixteen years ago, David Harper’s father was convicted of his mother’s murder. Escaping the shame and memories, David walked away and reinvented himself. Few people know his true identity, not even his wife of five months. But when his father’s conviction is overturned, David can’t hide the truth any longer. His career as ...

Category Mystery-Crime
The Candidate: A Rookie Reporter Mystery Novella

A Murdered Judge. A Dark Secret Silenced. Rookie reporter James Lalonde is bored. And, he isn’t a journalist. He’s an all-round dogs-body, to editor-in-chief, Rhys Kelly. But, his luck has finally changed. After eavesdropping in on the morning editorial meeting, James learns he has his first-ever story. There’s one catch. If the story gets too complicated, it will be taken away from hi ...

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Murder Is Just the Beginning

Four murders of staff who work in the same seedy nightclub, a shady nightclub owner and no clues as to who the murderer is, Detectives David Andrews and Paul Cameron are thrust together with two recruits from Northern Ireland, Cathy Edwards and Krista Nolan to solve the murders and bring to justice whoever was responsible for them. Personality clashes and strong physical attractions ensue between ...

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Deadly Purchase

Buyer beware. To create excitement, Ruger, a shady dealer at the annual rendezvous flea market, puts up for auction a locked Civil War trunk with contents to be sold sight unseen! That night, the highest bidder, Zeke Jones, is found stabbed to death beside the trunk. Sheriff Jeff McQuede believes Jones has interrupted a robbery in progress. Several people had offered to buy old coins, photos, and ...

Category Mystery-Crime
Keeping Secrets (Glen Falls Book 1)

Running from her past lands Kat in whole lot of trouble in the present.

Category Mystery-Cozy
The Fog Ladies:  Family Matters

Till death do us part, with kitchen shears. What drives a family man to kill his wife? This question haunts Sarah James, a medical resident who meets the unhappy family at a resort near Big Sur. She witnesses how ugly a marriage can be. But murder? Sarah and the spunky Fog Ladies--elderly neighbors from her San Francisco apartment building--set out to discover the truth. Their probing finds the ...

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Lights, Camera, Murder: Reality TV Cozy Mysteries 1

Anything can happen on a reality show, though finding a body on set—and live on air—is new. Melissa McBallister is young, rich, and beautiful but frustrated. She wants nothing more than to be a famous author like her mother. When the opportunity to be on a new reality TV show comes her way, she grabs the chance, hoping to find some inspiration. When a castmate is murdered during a live broadcast a ...

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The ForEver Child

She was two, and yet she was twenty. How could she be both in the space of twenty-four hours? ‘I call it a Revolution,’ she explained. As Crane Industries unveils its latest medical advance to ward of illness and aging, journalist Luke Maynard gets the opportunity to lift the lid on what it really does, and why Jason Crane, it’s founder and brilliant scientist CEO has shrouded himself in secrecy f ...

The Night Cometh: 20 Fantastical Short Stories


Won Gold in the Florida Authors and Publishers Association’s Annual President’s Book Awards! Won Gold in the Readers' Favorite Book Awards, and was a Finalist in the International Book Awards

The Night Cometh: 20 Fantastical Short Stories that will make you think about heaven, hell, life, death, and ...

Courage Stolen: A Ray Courage Mystery

The Monarch Project could revolutionize the energy industry, eliminating the need for foreign oil, dramatically reducing greenhouse gases, and creating a clean sustainable energy future for generations to come. But all this is at risk when someone steals the project and demands $20 million for its return. Ray acts as the bagman in an effort to secure the project’s return. Events become more ...

Down Wind and Out of Sight

Down Wind and Out of Sight is a genre-bender. On one hand it’s an utterly original suspense thriller, populated with unforgettable characters and loaded with bizarre twists and quirky science, that takes the reader on a roller-coaster ride from the Australian outback to a top-secret US government research facility and into the astonishing electronics lab of an adolescent autistic savant. On the ot ...

Killer Recipe

It's always been Gina Iovino’s dream to have her own restaurant, something upscale and cosmopolitan. When she agreed to run the restaurant and tavern at her best friend’s historic inn in Vermont, Gina grossly underestimated just how rural it was. She misses bright lights and a busy social life. The place does have one advantage: hunky bad-boy-turned-law-enforcement-officer, Sheriff Shawn Johnson. ...

Dead Men Don't Talk

Daisy O'Connor worked hard to earn the title of "Fashion Show's Best Caterer" for Atlanta's prestigious annual event, just as she worked hard to forget a troubled childhood in South Dakota. When adopted Lakota grandfather, Charlie Tall Tree summons "Red-Tail" to search for her missing stepbrother, she reluctantly agrees. It doesn't take long to remember why she moved away from the "rez". Her fi ...

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Open Season

It's mystery and murder, suburban scandal and little league baseball! Sexy and a bit snarky, Open Season is full of small town crazy and more suspects than can fit in a dug out. Here's the pitch... (ha ha) Little league head coach Wayne Savage is at the top of his game. A big personality with a bigger ego, he's both respected and reviled by a good many players, parents and coaches. But love him or ...

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Code Zero

There’s something in the woods. And it’s out of control.

When Ryan realises the danger, he has a difficult decision to make. It’s not easy to own up to your mistakes when you’re in trouble. But if he doesn’t, someone could die.

Will he be able to tame the technology before anyone is killed? Or confess and lose his place at the academy?

At thirteen, it’s a hars ...

The Gyre

In this novella, Devilly Peen, a writer of detective fiction uses her imaginative skills to solve a series of gruesome murders. She inhabits a mildy dystopian world, a vast agglomeration of plastic waste that circulates gently in the western Pacific Ocean. This is the Great Pacific Gyre. Devilly's approach to solving whodunnits compares to Agatha Christie's Miss Marple. Like her literary predecess ...

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Wolff's Haven

When Emily Wolff and her family inherit their ancestral farm, they want nothing more than a simple life in the quiet town of Wolffs Haven. But all is not as it seems, and soon the farm’s supernatural occupants threaten to use the Wolffs in their centuries-long battle of good versus evil. Emily may be the key to stopping this war and finally putting down an evil that should have died long ago.

The Postman is Late

Based on near-real events! Known to the neighborhood as Grandma Jan, Janice Kustodia has a routine and keeps to it. Up at 6 a.m., a pot of Jewel Extra Bold coffee and then out the door to bring the garbage cans up from the curb, sweep the sidewalks and walk South Linden Avenue to make sure all is as it should be. But today it isn’t when she discovers the postman murdered. This isn’t supposed to h ...

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Adam's Witness

Where Does Justice End And Vengeance Begin? When newspaper reporter Grace Rampling stumbles onto a grisly crime scene while on a routine weekend assignment, she abruptly finds herself at the centre of a police investigation into the death of a Catholic bishop. The Crime: Bewildering As the investigation unfolds, evidence points to a troubling hate crime as Grace finds herself central to the case - ...

Under The Gun

When Hollywood A-listers swarm Bartell County for a celebrity funeral, Miss Lillian takes in a temporary houseguest. After all, Abby Ruth is away and her room is sitting empty. She'll never be the wiser. But after the charming visitor leaves, Abby Ruth's adored arsenal has also vamoosed. Lil, Maggie, and Sera are in one hot mess trying to find the guns before Abby Ruth gets back. And when Abby Rut ...

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