Can’t figure out what to read next? Love paranormal romance? Download A Spring Paranormal Romance Sampler today and discover five first-in-series full length books from USA Today Bestselling Author Delta James. Powerful wolves. Evil dragons. Sneaky lions. Commanding jaguars. Protective sharks and even a magic sword. Discover your next book boyfriend in this unforgettable sampler of steamy and enthralling paranormal romances! Find your next binge-worthy series. One-Click A Spring Paranormal Romance Sampler today! Books included: Touch of Darkness Illusion The Bargain Untamed Silent Predator
Ghosts always remember. Mobsters never forget. Erik Mitchell helped Interpol bust cartels, oligarchs, and spoiled billionaires for art fraud. As an undercover cop, Ben Nolan helped bring down a Newark crime family. Now Erik and Ben have started over in Cape May, leaving their danger-filled jobs behind them, excited about a fresh start and their new relationship. Plans to renovate a historic old theater stir up dangerous ghosts and revive interest in unsolved Mob hits. The curse of a murdered witch strikes a close friend, old movie props reveal clues to long-ago crimes, and a shakedown scheme sends Ben’s cousin running for cover. Time is running out to lift the curse. The Russian Mob wants revenge on Erik, and the Newark Mob is gunning for Ben. A grieving ghost seeks justice. Secrets, lies, and deception unravel in the blink of an eye. Erik and Ben were planning for happily ever after. But unless they can outwit witches, wraiths, and wise guys, they could go down in a hail of gunfire and a blast of dark magic—and see their plans go up in smoke. Blink is a suspenseful MM paranormal romance mystery-adventure filled with second chance love, hurt/comfort, true soulmates, awesome food trucks, dangerous secrets, restless ghosts, psychic visions, powerful witches, angry mobsters, and a very haunted theater.
Separated by loss. . .reunited by duty… When Lieutenant Ambrosia “Sia” Soto returns from an investigation into a “pilot error” case aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. James McCloud, she comes face to face with NCIS Special Agent and former lover, Christophe Vargas, the man who was involved in an F-18 Fighter Jet accident that took her brother’s life six years ago. But when another incident aboard the carrier involves the death of a senator’s son whose plane crashed into the deck on a routine training mission, she’s now required to return to the carrier with Chris in tow to face a cunning and dangerous foe. Bombarded both personally and professionally, Sia must trust her instincts and suppress the feelings that surface for her enigmatic and sexy partner.
The hint of smoke. The flash of flames. When the wildfires burn through our towns, THEY step up to the fireline and risk their lives. Help us honor their bravery and sacrifice in this charity romance anthology. All proceeds benefit Grassroots Wildland Firefighters organization. Fall in love with the heroes of this steamy contemporary romance anthology, including stories by Carina Alyce EmKay Connor LC Taylor Carly Carson Harper Cross D.M. Davis Michelle Edwards Hilary Grossman Karigan Hale Tracy Krimmer D. Lilac Andi MacDowall Allie Marie Ofelia Martinez Lolo Paige CB Samet Heather Scarlett Melanie A. Smith Pandora Snow Stacy Travis And featuring an exclusive story by USA Today Best Selling Author Desiree Holt
After embracing her new Tegen existence, Sara Jones is determined to destroy her ex-lover’s organized crime empire, one link at a time. Along with her newly acquired skills of spider-climbing agility, self-healing powers, and the ability to eject poisonous needles came the haunting need to consume blood and flesh tainted by Tegen deadly spiders. Armed with her skills and using the alias Sally Jablon, Sara has tracked some nefarious associates of her ex-lover to Baton Rouge. But before she can fully execute her plan to wipe out that criminal element, she is faced with her former lover, an out of control Tegen, and the repercussions of disobeying Tegen rules. Death and mayhem ensue as Sara tries to outrun and outsmart an enemy she knows all too well.
Romance, suspense, and a little voodoo. Sloppy drinking habits. Stunted love life. Professional humiliation in a doomed celebrity trial. It’s no wonder high-strung Texas attorney Katie flees for the serenity of a tropical island, even if it’s the one where her parents died in a tragic accident. But when she gets there, the accident looks a lot like murder, the island seems more sinister than serene, and there’s no one to save Katie from the bad guys, except for herself. ˃˃˃ See why Pamela’s novels have won contest after contest. 2017 WINNER Silver Falchion for Best Adult Mystery 2016 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction 2015 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, Romance, Quarter-finalist ˃˃˃ Once Upon A Romance calls Hutchins an "up-and-coming powerhouse writer." If you like Sandra Brown or Janet Evanovich, you will love Pamela Fagan Hutchins. A former attorney and native Texan, Pamela lived in the U.S. Virgin Islands for nearly ten years. She refuses to admit to taking notes for this series during that time. ˃˃˃ The reviews for Katie are in, and they're good. Very, very good. "Taut suspense." — Midwest Book Review "Quick, entertaining read." — Kirkus Reviews "Fantastic mystery." — Once Upon a Romance ˃˃˃ Catch more adventures with Katie and her friends in the What Doesn't Kill You world.
(Time Travel Romance: Adult) Savannah Warren and Tyeshia Morgan are the best of friends, but can that friendship withstand the test of time? Tyeshia is a statuesque black beauty with a romantic heart who captures the attention of a 200-year-old ghost bent on mischief. Savannah is responsible for opening the door that brings that mischievous specter into their life, and now she must find a way to close it before Tyeshia is lost forever, but can Savannah focus on what needs to be done when she’s distracted by a ghost of her own?
*Winner of the 2018 Golden Leaf for Romantic Suspense*, *2018 Maggie Award for Excellence Finalist*, *2018 Silver Falchion Finalist*, *2018 Beverley Finalist*, *2018 Passionate Plume Honorable Mention Recipient* "The Storm is a beautifully written whodunit, packed with suspense and hot romance. I couldn't put it down!" -Goodreads Member The snow is dropping in Berry Springs... and so are the bodies. On a pitch-black wintry night, Detective Dean Walker finds a man in the middle of an icy road, with a bullet between his eyes—a murder that is eerily similar to his father’s, which was never solved. Coincidence? No, Dean doesn’t believe in coincidences. He also doesn’t believe in love at first sight, until he meets the victim’s wife. Psychologist Heidi Novak is hardly settling into her new mansion in the small, country town of Berry Springs when she receives a late-night visit by the handsome Dean Walker. Seconds after learning that her husband has been murdered, gunshots explode around her and it becomes apparent that she is the next target. With a massive winter storm looming, Dean races to find the killer and keep Heidi safe, while facing a long a list of suspects, including Heidi’s arrogant sister-in-law and a local, crusty cowboy. As the evidence mounts, Dean becomes more convinced than ever that his father’s murder is connected to the death of Heidi’s husband. And he can’t help but think . . . will Heidi be the second love he loses to the ice-cold killer?
She needs a hero. He only wants her. As fiction crashes into reality, the lines blur when the hero from the pages of Sage Matthews’ bestselling steamy romance novel, Roark Samuels, emerges to save her from the brink of death. Unbelievably, Sage and Roark come face-to-face with the opportunity to explore their deepest desires by creating their own sinful imaginings but also giving themselves a chance to write their own happily ever after. Can the Hero truly save his Creator, or will this turn into a tragedy instead of the happy ending for their own best seller? ~~~ Welcome to the opulent world of the Masters of the Savoy, where the men and women might be a little different - more than human. The men appeared out of nowhere one day determined to grab life and look for love. But watch out ... you never know what darkness lurks in the shadows. Author note * This story was previously published as a standalone title, Best Seller. Advance has been expanded and is now the first book in The Masters of Savoy series. * Advance is a friends-to-lovers mystery romance story with steamy heat in and out of the bedroom for mature readers only. Each book in the series is standalone with no cliffhanger endings. Books in the series: Advance Negotiation Submission Contract Bound
Where am I? Who am I? Here, I have no name. I am one of many. No one special. And yet— He wants to chain me. Enslave me. Break me. He may be the king, but I am no pawn. He may be the master, but I am no slave. I bow to no one. Least of all to the man who made me his captive. I’ll show him.
If I fail, millions will die at the hands of Big Oil.
Ever since I announced my $50 million-dollar anti-fracking campaign, they're aiming to shut me up for good. But I won't relent.
And now that I'm being targeted by a rogue sniper, this pretty little brunette detective is my self-appointed bodyguard?
Please, I'm loaded! I've got plenty of security...but maybe I don't have enough protection for my heart because I'm falling for her.
I can't allow my newfound affections for her slow me down and I refuse to let a price on my head get in the way of such important work.
I never expected to fall in love on the job, least of all with the man I'm investigating.
But the more I'm around Jack, the more I'm beginning to fall for him, for his charisma, his determination...and his body.
Problem is, he's the prime suspect in my homicide investigation.
He's also number one on Big Oil's hit list and it's up to me to protect him - to be his guardian angel - whether he likes it or not.
I can't let my feelings cloud my judgment or we'll both end up dead.
Guardian Angel Guardian Angel is a billionaire romance with no cliffhanger, no cheating, plenty of steam, and a guaranteed HEA.
At ninenteen, Andrea Gordon's life was forever changed. After proving herself instrumental in a bank hostage crisis, she became one of Omega Sector's top agents. Four years later, her skill at reading people is unrivaled—until she meets fellow profiler Brandon Han. Paired together to track a serial killer who has been targeting exotic dancers, the two become entangled beyond the case. Their mutual attraction deepens as they get closer to the truth. But when Andrea's own sordid past surfaces, they will both be forced to question everything about the assignment…and each other.
What happens when the very beautiful and sexy Maria Brooks, now Elena Johnson, a woman hiding out in Provence, France, from the California legal authorities, meets Jordan Kramer, a handsome art theft detective from Los Angeles? He's looking for stolen California paintings reportedly for sale in Provence. She's trying to stay under the radar. Both share a love of food and wine. Will Jordan find Pierre, the French chef who's suspected of being the art theft? And who are those young Afghan girls hiding out in his parents' home? If you liked Dianne Harman's award-winning novel, Blue Coyote Motel, you don't want to miss Coyote in Provence. Great mystery, wine, food, and art in romantic Provence.
Lexi Sobado's life does't ever follow her carefully laid plans. Spyder McGraw, Lexi's long-time family-friend and mentor, shows up in town, bringing more questions than answers. A new neighbor, Maria Rodriguez, moves into Lexi's neighborhood - their pasts dangerously linked together. And grief, as Lexi mourns her late husband, Angel, tangles itself around her feelings for Striker Rheas. At work, at home, in her heart, Lexi can't seem to find the sense of peace and security that she craves. In Missing Lynx, we follow Lexi as she tries to work her way to a better life. Just as Lexi seems to move in the right direction, she becomes a pawn in a deadly international game. Lexi's teammates scramble to find her before it's too late. Lexi is fighting for her life.
Award-winning jewelry designer Regina Firestone is proud to exhibit her famous grandmother’s multi-million dollar “bauble” collection at the grand re-opening of The Grove Center for American Art, known among the locals as “Sinner’s Grove.” The fact that she’s considering modeling the jewels in the nude like her grandmother did infuriates photographer Walker Banks, a co-owner of The Grove who’s in charge of the exhibit. Neither is willing to admit the real reason for the sparks between them. Their spat takes a back seat when Reggie discovers that one of the most compelling pieces in the collection is not at all what it seems. Tracking down the truth will take the couple into the dark heart of a quest that’s lasted more than a century, one in which destroying human lives—including Reggie’s and Walker’s—means nothing in the pursuit of a twisted sense of justice. The Jade Hunters is Book Three of Michaels’ contemporary series, “Sinner’s Grove Suspense.” The series follows the descendants of characters introduced in Michaels’ historical fiction series, “The Golden City.” The Golden City: The Art of Love, The Depth of Beauty, The Promise, The Price of Compassion, and Josephine's Daughter. Sinner’s Grove Suspense: Sinner’s Grove, The Lair, and The Jade Hunters. Note: All of A.B. Michaels’ novels are stand-alone reads.
NY Times & USA Today bestselling author Lorhainne Eckhart brings you an emotional OConnell family novel that is both Gut-wrenching & Riveting.
A small town. A scared little girl. A man with a gun. A small cabin deep in the woods. This book was a wonderful story."
-Bev, Bookbub Reviewer
When Marcus takes the call the first time, he thinks its a prank.
The second time, he knows theres a problem.
The third time the call comes in and is patched through to him, he knows its something he cant ignore.
The only thing is, the girl is terrified and keeps hanging up, and Marcus knows someone is in the house with her. Can they save a girl from a desperate situation?
A woman who has everything to lose. The only person who can help her is the man she betrayed years before, the head of the Irish mob. I thought I could betray the Devil of Galway. I was wrong. For two years I was undercover as the lover of the most powerful man in Ireland. The night my betrayal became known he believed I died. Now I’m back and I need his help. I thought I could make a deal with the Devil. I should have known better. My bargain with the Devil will cost me everything. The Bargain is a enemies to lovers romance with steamy heat in and out of the bedroom for mature readers only. Contains a desperate woman and the only person who can help her... the ruthless man she betrayed years prior.
"The Woods is a sexy, small-town murder mystery that’s guaranteed to resonate with fans of Nora Roberts and Karin Slaughter." -Best Thrillers A year after her sister’s death, Archeologist and part-time neurotic, Dr. Katie Somers returns to the sleepy, southern town of Berry Springs to sell her childhood home. She’d planned to be in and out in less than a week, but a chance meeting with a handsome stranger turns her perfectly crafted world upside down. Army Ranger Jake Thomas only has one shot at a position with the FBI, even if that means concealing his true identity from those closest to him. As he tries to focus on the mission at hand, Berry Springs is rocked by two gruesome murders and it isn’t long before he and Katie become entangled in the killer’s web, while becoming suspects themselves by the prickly Chief of Police, David McCord. As their attraction begins to sizzle, so does the danger when Katie stumbles onto new details about her sister’s death, leading her down a dangerous path. A path she should’ve never stepped onto…
He likes control and order. She refuses to be controlled. With his family history, Robert Farrell has faced his fair share of problems. Lucky for him, he's never been confronted with a problem he can't solve. And when someone starts manipulating his business deals and threatening the people in his life, Robert realizes it's time to gain control and take over. But when he can't control the sexy and mysterious tour guide who refuses his protection, Robert knows that it's up to him to convince her--one way or another. There is no way in Hell Malia Martin will be controlled by anyone--especially not by a Farrell, of all people. Destroying her childhood was all it took for Malia to despise the entire Farrell family--Robert included. The only thing she wants from the irresistible billionaire is distance--a great deal of distance. The only problem is: someone is threatening Malia after her one not-so-innocent encounter with Robert on the beach. Leave it to a Farrell to have a stalker--a stalker that's after her now. As Robert and Malia vie for the upper hand, their enemy closes in. Will the alpha tame the independent woman or will he die trying?
Colorado, 1877. Who’s the perfect match for a flame-haired Welsh tomboy who loves driving wagons?
Raised by three free-spirited older brothers, Robyn Llewellyn has learned to fight for what she wants—and now she wants to transform her boss and best friend, Max Peregrine, into a lifelong partner. Determined to become the image of what a marriage-minded man wants, Robyn trades her trousers for a dress and heads to Max’s hometown of Noelle, Colorado. But changing who she is with the help of the now happily married Brides of Noelle puts her friendship with Max at risk.
Who’s the perfect match for a work-addicted Denver business owner who loves his independence?
Defying his brother and grandpa’s wishes for him to stay with them in Noelle, Max Peregrine has created his dream job—leading a highly successful branch of Peregrines’ Post and Freight while working beside Robyn, the only person who makes him smile every day. But when she leaves without a word, Max follows her to Noelle where the choices they both must face could make it impossible for them to stay together beyond Christmas day.
Inspired by My Fair Lady, The Gift of the Magi, and the spirit of gift-giving, Robyn: A Christmas Bride is a classic Western historical love story set in a small town high in the mountains during Christmas 1877.
Romantic suspense with a paranormal twist, AWAKENING MACBETH is a passionate tale of love versus evil. From Virginia's most famous university to the Scottish highlands to a dusty road in Iraq, not even Shakespeare could have predicted the secret that will keep you up tonight. When Brodie Macbeth meets Joe Birnam, he hardly seems like the man of her dreams. Brodie is a University of Virginia professor and best-selling author; Joe is a Marine veteran who lost a leg in Iraq. Brodie's last boyfriend was a famous television commentator; Joe is a carpenter who doesn't even own a suit. Differences aside, the timing couldn't be worse. Brodie is shattered by her father's suicide and the strange will that requires her to read his collection of British history books and use the license plates from his car before she can inherit a fortune. No doubt that's why she's having terrifying nightmares. Every night in her sleep, a stalker with corroded eyes will kill her unless Brodie reveals her father's secret. Of course, there is no secret . . . Falling in love with Joe Birnam helps Brodie heal. Slow to spark, the attraction between them becomes more than just a steamy romance. Joe is a strong man who understands the pain of losing someone important. Although his memories of combat mean Joe has his own demons to deal with, he won't accept anything less than Brodie's full commitment. But once she gives her heart, Brodie discovers the stunning truth about her nightmares. They're a real and deadl ...
Addison Jones Greer, divorced mother of two teens, is the executive director of Cowtown Theatre. When someone murders a member of the board in the costume room, suspicion rests on everyone involved with the theatre, including Addie. She has angered some board members because she wants to fire the artistic director. Although she’s warmed him several times, he continues to go over budget for productions. Mike Riley, Fort Worth homicide detective, hates that he caught this case. His sister-in-law dragged him to a theatre fundraiser where he met Addison, the first woman he’s wanted to pursue a relationship with in a long time. Not about to happen now. Addison hasn’t ventured into romance since she caught her now ex-husband in their bed with his secretary. Trust isn’t something she’s good at. How could she trust someone who seems determined to think she’s capable of murder? Or worse, thinks that her kids might be involved?
She witnessed a robbery. Now she’s a killer’s target. Tara Munroe thinks she’s safe. Then a ruthless gang stalks her from Colorado to Mexico. Thankfully, US Marshal Trent Nielsen isn’t far behind and vows to bring her home…whatever it takes. Before long, Trent realizes this mission is tough for even the most seasoned lawman. And with no shortage of men gunning for them, he’ll have to stay one step ahead if he has any chance of keeping Tara alive.
The prayer on her lips is JACK Be Quick. It’s been months since ex-Navy SEAL Jack McCullen last saw his fiancée, Suz Molloy. He was on the other side of the world involved in a grueling black ops mission for Iniquus Corporation at the behest of the US government. Mission fail meant a special flight home, and an ambulance ride to the hospital where Suz should have been waiting for him. Devastated by Jack’s last death-defying act of heroism, life quickly takes a turn for the worse for Suz. Terrorists attack the school where Suz teaches first-grade. Suz saves her students’ lives, but her own moment of heroism leads the terrorists to believe she is a CIA operative. Suz is taken hostage. When Jack rouses from his surgery to find Suz missing, he knows something is very wrong. Led by the psychic “knowings” of his Iniquus colleague, Lynx, Jack risks everything as he desperately tries to reach Suz in time to thwart the terrorists’ plot and save her. This time, his mission is for more than love of country; it’s for the love of his life - his heart and soul.
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 just a dream, that he loved me and our family and that he’d never let me go. He was a f*cking liar. Now I spend my days taking photos of scum just like him, trying to be a champion for other's being taken advantage of by the losers in our town, and my nights being a single mom to my beautiful twins. I've got great friends who have my back, and a sexy, mysterious motorcycle man who keeps showing up when I need him. Maybe things are starting to look up, and one thing's for sure... There's always room for cupcakes. WARNING: THIS BOOK CONTAINS FOUL LANGUAGE, SEX, SOME VIOLENCE, AND SHENANIGANS. IF NONE OF THAT BOTHERS YOU, GRAB A CUPCAKE AND READ ON!
Life has dealt city girl Olivia Porter a series of bad hands, but just as she's about to fold, fate intervenes and leaves her with a full house. Out of other options, she takes a gamble and moves to the countryside, hoping Lady Luck will follow along. Olivia’s decision to embrace the single life is soon challenged by the arrival of local ace, Tate, and wild card, Warren, but little villages can hide big secrets and somebody thinks Olivia is holding the key to theirs. As her opponent ups his game, Olivia gets one last roll of the dice with the arrival of a leather-clad stranger. Will she hit the jackpot or go bust? Joker in the Pack is a standalone romantic suspense novel in the Blackwood UK series. No cliffhanger!
From USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Amy Vansant - the most fun you can have holding a Kindle Reader!
When Mick and his retired military gun-for-hire “fixer” service is hired by a United States Senator to find his missing son, he enlists the help of his daughter, Siofra “Shee” McQueen. An experienced tracker, Shee quickly tracks the boy to a Bahamian island playground catering to the young and wealthy. The job seems like such a breeze, she hires her daughter, Charlotte, to infiltrate the age-restricted compound. They’ve just been reunited after a lifetime apart, and the mission offers them serious quality mother-daughter time.
Is the mother-of-the-year award in the mail yet?
Before Shee can kick back with a Bahama Mama, the senator’s son’s girlfriend turns up dead. The boy is the primary suspect. Could be he's not the underachieving goofball he seemed to be…and her daughter is on the island with him.
Shee needs to extract Charlotte, but communication has been cut, and the sinister underbelly of the resort is beginning to show.
Shee will need to tap into her father’s collection of ex-military misfits, including a retired FBI agent, a newly-hired thief hiding a secret, and Charlotte’s father—the wounded SEAL whose heart Shee once trampled—if she's going to save their daughter.
The island has other ideas.
… The forgotten envelope was like the proverbial can of worms… now that she had opened it, she knew the past would come crawling out, one slimy piece at a time…
Photojournalist Kenzie Reese has spent the past eight years trying to forget her past. Now the Mafia is looking for her father and thinks kidnapping Kenzie will bring him out of hiding. Little do they know what a dysfunctional family she comes from! After a miserable and lonely childhood - lived on the run in a dozen towns across the country, using a dozen different names – Kenzie has made a new life for herself that does not include her parents.
The forgotten envelope plunges Kenzie into the middle of a political and financial conspiracy. Coded clues and a mysterious key force her to recall the painful puzzle of her past. Each discovery leads to more questions and more changes… and Kenzie hates changes!
Now is definitely not the time to be falling in love, especially with straight-laced Travis Merka. She and the Texas Ranger have nothing in common. She's a free spirit, he's all about rules.
But there are no rules as they follow the twisted trail of secrets that leads them from Colorado and Wyoming, into the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Full of surprises and vivid scenery, Kenzie's story is a great stand-alone or the perfect extension of The Girl from Her Mirror. This popular Kindle series is filled with mysterious danger and sexy delight, while remaining a clean r ...
Evil roams the streets of New Orleans... Surrounded by the romance and mystery of the French Quarter, psychics Trudy Tucker and Levi Wolfe search for a taker of lives. Combining their unique skills, they zero in on a serial killer who has been murdering for more than a decade. Their suspect is in a wheelchair, partially paralyzed in an accident a few years ago, but the latest victim was murdered after his paralysis. Are they on the wrong track or has the murderer found a protégé to continue his reign of horrors?
A boy-band heart throb. A violent kidnap. A female cop’s daring rescue. A spark to fire the passion of love.
When Sergeant Sophia Castellana stumbles into an international terrorist attack, things are not as they seem. Global forces beyond her grasp sweep her up into an audacious scheme to re-unite a world in chaos Superstar Charles Gonin wants his rescuer Sophia by his side, as his bodyguard… and more!
He has a valuable secret that makes him a target for those in control. Power and celebrity beckon. Betrayal and violence threaten every move as events unfold in the city of Paris. The adoration of this far younger man and the infatuation of a charismatic French woman seduce her into a blur of inappropriate love and infinite danger. Her brute courage and loving woman's heart confront ruthless enemies who offer no second chances.
She knows the streets, she knows her power as a lover but can a cougar relationship ever work? Can she, dare she seize the prizes before her? Will a world offer her the choice?
“Steamy Emma Calin holds nothing back to bring you her juicy mix of cops, crime, and passion, with a large side-order of French satire sauce.”
Seduction of Crowns, another stand-alone Seduction Series suspense romance novel. If you enjoy James Patterson, Catherine Coulter, Nora Roberts, Kendra Elliot and Allessandro Torre you'll love a series that combines all of their best traits in fast-paced, pulse ...
Warning! There is explicit language and sexual content!
Mayor Joshua Steadman's biggest accomplishment is marrying his perfect first lady, Melissa. But when Melissa falls terminally ill and confesses a disturbing secret on the eve of her death, the mayor's life is thrown into chaos. Haunted by an alluring, enigmatic ghost from his past, Joshua must suppress his lust and try to settle down with the perfect, voter-friendly angel. But Joshua's inner demons threaten to ruin everything as he enters into a toxic love triangle with two very different women. Trying to shake the ghost from his past, Joshua soon finds that the only thing he is desperate to escape is the present. Murder, lies, and the ultimate betrayal stalk the mayor's every move, when all he wants to do is stop and smell the roses.
Paradise in the Florida Keys… After 2020, Delia Sloane struggles to keep Rainbow Falls Resort afloat while grieving the loss of her father and husband. She refuses to let her Key Largo slice of paradise—a haven for non-mainstream couples—die. But when a serial killer begins attacking her guests—leaving a single dreadlock on each victim—everything spins out of control, including what’s left of her family. Hides a killer… After her brother’s experience with police brutality, the last place she wants to turn to for help is law enforcement. Scarred mentally by a deadly force incident, Detective Will Peterson has avoided homicide cases. But only he has the skills to drill into the elusive killer’s twisted mind. And it just got personal… When a hurricane strikes, exposing the horrible truth behind Delia’s losses and threatening everything she holds dear, trusting Will may be her only hope. Are they up to the challenge?
Jake Preston is on borrowed time. If he doesn’t stumble upon a miracle and soon, he’ll end up dead. And even if he does, he still might end up dead with a clever killer hounding his heels. He believes that the one miracle and antidote to save him is in Margot Davenport’s house, across the country and miles away from Boston. Somewhere locked in her home is the key to reversing an experiment that is killing him with each breath he takes.
Margot doesn’t particularly care if she ends up dead. She’s lost everything she’s ever cared for. A divorce and the loss of her job as a corporate lawyer has left her with little faith in herself or in anyone else. Most importantly, she’s lost the one person on this earth she’s looked up to and cherished–her brother, Johnny. His death in a car accident has devastated her, and she can’t find the willpower to pull herself from the chasm she’s fallen into. Her only solace is at the bottom of a ...
The perfect family? It cracked when Jenna Bergstrom was fourteen and shattered a few years later. Secrets followed by tragedy will do that to you. Now Jenna’s ailing grandfather needs her expertise to restore the family’s legendary artists’ retreat known as Sinner’s Grove. Reluctantly she agrees to help, but there’s a problem… She’ll have to work side-by-side with the ex-love of her life. Brit Maguire knows heartbreak. Jenna was the girl of his dreams until she disappeared from his life completely. Now she’s back, and the feelings he’s pushed aside just won’t stay put. But as the architect for the Sinner’s Grove renovation, he’s got more important things on his mind—like finding out who wants the project scrapped badly enough to kill for it. Finding his way back to Jenna won’t count for anything if Brit can’t keep her safe. Sinner’s Grove is your entry point to a pulse-pounding romantic suspense series that spans the generations. If you like edge-of-your-seat mysteries, sizzling chemistry, and twists you won’t see coming, then you’ll love A.B. Michaels’ award-winning novel.
“Dark, disturbing, deliciously inappropriate.” – Leslie Wolfe, best-selling author of The Watson Girl. From two-time Book of the Year finalist Kathleen O’Donnell comes a gripping psychological thriller filled with unexpected twists. A psychiatric patient with a dark secret Preston Blair, a blogger with a dark sense of humor, is committed to a private psychiatric hospital, accused of a shocking crime. Her father Todd’s influence as a D.A. has kept her from prison, but her sanity remains on a knife-edge. A therapist with an agenda Preston’s therapist, Isabel, is too preoccupied working her latest con on a rich, married, sadomasochistic secret lover, to care about Preston’s problems, even when Preston tells her that her socialite mother, Harrison Blair, had committed an unthinkable crime herself years before—one that might help explain Preston’s own misdeeds. A shocking secret that begs to be told When Preston’s absent husband, Brendan, suddenly turns up and tries to prove her innocence, tragedy strikes. Preston’s convinced her parents were involved, but it turns out to be much more complicated. As Preston delves deeper into the mystery, her head clears and a devastating event that she had long erased from her muddled mind comes rushing back. A killer that cannot be stopped Stumbling onto video evidence, which exposes a killer’s greed and lust for power, Preston finds her own life is in danger from a surprising and once trusted source. She discovers that the truth hurts. It just ...
Cold cases, hot leads, a psychic psychopath, a copycat killer, cursed objects, the trial of the century--and wedding plans. Psychic medium Simon Kincaide and sexy homicide detective Vic D'Amato met hunting a supernatural serial killer. Since then, Simon has become a police consultant on cases involving the paranormal, and Vic has gotten over his doubts about Simon's abilities being real. Along the way, they fell in love and got engaged. But it seems like the danger never ends. Now, the first case Simon and Vic worked together comes back to haunt them as the killer goes to court and all hell breaks loose. The killer has a crazy fan setting curses on key players in the upcoming trial. Ghosts from an old cold case suggest that someone got away with murder. And a supernatural creature attracted to fear and death is using the Grand Strand as its feeding ground. Simon and Vic feel like they’re waging a war on all fronts, but with the stakes so high, there can be No Surrender! No Surrender is a fast-paced thrill ride MM paranormal romance packed with supernatural suspense, haunted tourist attractions, monsters, visions, hot sex, hurt/comfort, loyal friends, wedding planning, found family, ghosts galore, dark magic, and an evolving, established romantic relationship with all the feels. No Surrender is Book 5 in the Badlands series but can be read as a standalone.
She didn't expect to land in the crosshairs of a serial killer. Can two displaced angels save a woman from the clutches of a vicious psychopath? When Julie Crenshaw is offered a news reporter's job on beautiful Vancouver Island she didn't expect to land in the crosshairs of a serial killer. Connor O'Rourke has seen his share of human depravities during his fourteen years as a homicide detective, but is still sickened by the murderer terrorizing his island shores. And threatening his key witness. As the stakes rise, can two people get a second chance at love? Or will a killer become the winner?
from USA Today bestselling author Stephanie Queen Book 4 in the Beachcomber Investigations Series This summer's heat wave on Martha's Vineyard is breaking records--and so is the crime wave. A rash of jewel thefts creates a demand for more security than the police can handle. Shana insists that Beachcomber Investigations take a case to protect the Gable's jewels because she's desperate for the big fee from their rich client. Dane will do almost anything to keep her happy--and to keep her with him on the island. Almost anything. But the case turns dangerous when a dead body turns up and they find their ruthless old enemies are behind the thefts. Dane has to decide how far he'll go to catch the thieves--and how far he'll go to keep his partnership with Shana.
Amnesia stole Tessa's memory--her life! Now her husband has found her, claimed her, rescued her. David’s touch makes Tessa throb. Desire flashes between them like heat lightning on a summer night.
Her body knows David, but when she looks at him, he is a stranger to her. Not a flicker of memory is left of him or their life together since she awakened from a coma.
All she has are questions. Who is she? Why does David seem to hate her even as he pulls her into his arms? What is he hiding? How can she trust him when her gut says, “Trust no one?”
What Tessa doesn't remember may be the death of her.
Psychics Levi Wolfe and Trudy Tucker join forces to help identify the murderer and stop him. Levi can channel the deceased victims and Trudy can tap into the mind of the killer. As a psychic detective team, they’re formidable. As lovers, they discover that they’re insatiable.
As they grow closer, Trudy wonders if Levi will ever completely trust her and let her know his heart. Levi struggles with his new, tender feelings toward Trudy and worries that she might be in over her head with him and with the case they’re working on.
Because if Trudy can see through the killer’s eyes, can the killer see her?
Mallory Scott is an espionage operative, working for the British government. She’s travelled all over the world, often going undercover and infiltrating criminal organisations in order to extract the intelligence needed to dismantle their operations and bring the perpetrators to justice. Given her usual targets are terrorists, people-traffickers, drug-traffickers and arms dealers, her latest assignment should be relatively simple. A small group of Brits is raking in serious money in the diamond-scamming business—and although their MO is theft and forgery, rather than hurting people, they still need to be stopped. But up until now, they’ve proved elusive—no one can catch them in the act, or find a shred of evidence against them. That’s where Mallory comes in. She follows the group to Amsterdam, planning to get her claws in to one of the gang. Luck is on her side, and within twenty-four hours she’s lunching with Baxter Collinson, the youngest—and most handsome—diamond thief. What she’s not expecting, however, is to get on with him quite so well. Attraction bubbles between them—and for once, on Mallory’s part, it isn’t an act. For the first time in her career, Mallory struggles with what she must do. Can she ignore her heart for the sake of her career?
Solid Five Stars from readers!
She thought her past was behind her. In spite of her less-than-normal childhood, things are going well for Kenzie Reese. She has an exciting career as a photojournalist, an active social life, and no contact with her parents. Life is good. She even falls in love. But a single photograph will change her life forever.
Kenzie knew her past was full of secrets and half-truths. But this photograph reveals the biggest secret of all. Bigger than discovering she has a long-lost twin. Bigger than learning her father is involved in organized crime. This secret will change even her future.
As her life begins to unravel, Kenzie and Makenna search for answers, but will it cost them the men they love? Of all people to fall for, Kenzie loses her heart to Travis Merka, the newest Lieutenant for the Texas Rangers. Always a stickler for the rules—and now undercover on a dangerous mission infiltrating a biker gang—Travis, aka Stix, isn’t pleased with how far Kenzie goes to bend the rules. And Hardin cannot get past the fact that Makenna lies to him in order to help her sister.
Smart, sexy, full of mystery and adventure, this book remains a clean romance while delivering plenty of satisfaction! Readers say the third book of the Mirrors Don’t Lie Series is “a great book, well written and hard to put down”.
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Chef and popular blogger Amanda Johnson hopes publishing her memoir will provide healing and justice. Her estranged husband, contractor and veteran soldier Mark Johnson, tries to talk her out of it, fearing the psychiatrist who seduced her when she was a teen might return to silence her. But Amanda doesn’t need advice, certainly not from her judgmental soon-to-be ex-husband. Her overconfidence makes her vulnerable when she travels out of town and runs into the abuser from her past. A kind stranger comes to her rescue and offers her protection. Now Mark must safeguard his wife both from the fiend who threatens her life and from the stranger who threatens their marriage.
Sold by my father to a group of strange men, I vow to never trust another male again. When my buyers turn out to be scientists who plan to experiment on me, I pray for a savior. Fate sends me a savage, horned alien alpha instead. Can I learn to trust him, or is he as cruel as the rest of his gender? **This story is knot for the faint of heart. It is a dark action-packed Omegaverse story set in a world where violence and sexual situations occur. Scenes are not glossed over. Sensitive readers please abstain.**
New York State Trooper Jake Prichard turned his back on the family farm, the family fortune, and his lying, manipulative father. But when someone tries to kill his dad, Jake reluctantly returns home to investigate. Only, his father isn’t the real target. It’s the farm's manager and Jake's first love.
Kenzie Chorley has worked at The Cavanaugh Equestrian Center since she was sixteen. It’s all she’s ever known, and all she’s ever wanted…other than Jake. But when he walked away from the farm, he walked away from her, too. In an attempt to heal old wounds, they rekindle their passion, but the pain of the past is too strong, leaving Kenzie alone, bereft, and pregnant.
Now someone is threatening not only the farm she cherishes, but her unborn child’s heritage. If Kenzie wants to hold onto the only man she’s ever loved, she’s going to have to dig up the darkest betraya ...
A lovely American detective's idyllic sail to Mexico ends when she comes face to face with her unfortunate past. But what is unfortunate for Detective Katy Hunter is just the ticket a handsome Latin investigator needs to solve a murder involving a rich, and cartel connected, American yachtsman. The couple's growing attraction wouldn't be so bad, if only they can bring a vicious killer to justice before they become the next victims.
Who killed the vivacious Emily McGuire and laid out her body at the water tower? Orderly, rule-abiding Mia McGuire is the least likely person to answer this question. Lately, her life has taken a downward spiral with her sister Emily’s murder, the breakup with her boyfriend, and the loss of her editing position. But when the homicide investigation crawls, Mia can’t stand by doing nothing. She’s convinced the murderer is nearby, watching. She hires the problematic former bad boy Lucas Davis to help her find the truth.After suffering trauma form a shooting on the job, ex-police officer Lucas Davis resigned his post. Once known as a daredevil in his small Florida town, he has become an embarrassment to his dad, the police chief. When Mia offers him investigative work, he quickly accepts to prove he still possesses the skills and guts to solve the case. Together, these two unlikely sleuths form an intimate bond and are determined to beat the odds. They set out to bring a terrifying killer to justice before he targets them.
The first installment in a dark, gripping paranormal romance trilogy steeped in Greek mythology: When Laurel moves to Vancouver Island, the last thing she expects is to meet a demigod... A compelling storyline, a trilogy, demigods, mystery, naked wrestling, a handsome hero and gorgeous heroine, romance, and suspense. All a girl needs! --- When 17-year-old Laurel Harper decides to go live with her estranged father and stepfamily, she’s unaware of the fact that her fate was already sealed the day she was born. She is now exactly where some higher power wants her to be. But it’s not until she meets the proud and mysterious Sam Laurens that she feels something strange is going on. Why does he keep interfering in her life? Then Laurel finds out about Sam’s ominous ancestry and a whole different fear arises. Fear of who Sam really is. Fear of her own feelings. And when she learns the dark truth about her own future, a sinister secret that will change everything as soon as she turns nineteen, she wants to run and hide, but soon realizes that there is no hiding from fate. Sam may be the only one who can help her escape her destiny, but then she has to start trusting him again, and time is of the essence because he has his own fate to deal with. Still, Sam is determined to stop Laurel from meeting her doom, even if that means he has to make a drastic move that will separate them for good.
Rachel Thomas longs for normalcy, but if she stops running she could die... or worse. Chased by a past that wishes to imprison her, haunted by dreams that seek to destroy her, Rachel finds solace in a love she could not predict. A love she cannot deter. Mark Jacobson is the man who never needed love. He has his bookstore, his bachelorhood, and his freedom. In the moment he meets Rachel, he is swept into a world he didn’t know existed. One filled with the purest of love. One filled with betrayal, lies, and murder. Now Rachel and Mark are forced to face her past. The truth may kill them both.
While reporter Jenessa Jones is hotly pursuing a murder case, her budding romance with the handsome police detective is heating up...until they run into outside resistance. When Jenessa’s investigation takes a dangerous turn, her life is thrown into jeopardy. Time is running out. Can Detective Baxter rescue her from the murderer’s clutches? Or must Jenessa find a way to save herself?
Evil incarnate has a name. It’s Alek Goncharov. He shattered Gabriella’s dreams, her life, her body. But he never broke her. Now she’s on the run. Without money, a job, or connections. But she has a plan… if she can outrun Alek. Fate leaves Gabriella stranded and beholding to Ronan Greystone, A man who has a way of getting what he wants. And he wants Gabriella. But Gabriella doesn’t want him. Not really. Okay, maybe a bit. But that’s just her weary body in need of rest, right? And a gentle touch. And someone to believe in. But what she wants doesn’t matter. She won’t put Ronan or his family at risk. She has to leave. Before she becomes too comfortable. Before Ronan asks too many questions. Before Alek catches her…
Helicopter pilot Joni Bell believes her life is once again under control after a failed covert rescue mission two years ago cost the life of a dignitary’s child. Out of the US military and relocated to South Africa, she test-flies a prototype Special Forces craft unaware her past has already caught up. Her skill set is just what the CIA and South African government need to address a sensitive international issue brewing in the struggling country across the border. They coerce her into flying the craft into Zimbabwe to smuggle out top-secret information secured by wildlife manager Ian Taljaard. Once in the country, Joni discovers she and Taljaard have different visions for the rapidly changing mission. Her presence in the country is betrayed, another child is put at risk, and a deadly Zimbabwean operative and his team pick up their tail. As they evade capture in bush country, their encounters with the enemy reveal Ian is more mysterious and dangerous than his bio disclosed. With deceptions rampant on both sides and stakes rising, it will take both their skills to slip under the radar of a deadly enemy and escape. Sandy’s thrillers are award winning. Her book REPOSSESSED received a 2013 Kiss of Death Daphne du Maurier Mainstream Mystery/Suspense Award, a 2013 Maggie Award for Novel with Strong Romantic Element, and a HOLT Award of Merit.
Welcome to Adams Grove…where the pies are delicious but the lies are to die for. America’s beloved country superstar Cody Tuggle never expected to be one of America’s most wanted. At least that’s how he feels since he’s been accused of murdering his scheming agent. Desperate to prove he’s innocent, he turns to his only alibi, award-winning photographer Kasey Phillips, who recently toured with him and his band. After an exciting life on the road, Kasey has settled down in small-town Adams Grove with her five-year-old son. Unexpectedly reunited with Cody, she finds herself open to love again. But just when she’s ready to fall, everything she ever believed about him is called in to question. Cody has waited a long time for genuine love, and he can’t let this chance with Kasey slip away. But as the evidence stacks up, the accusations against him put a damper on the sparks flying between them. Can he convince Kasey he’s innocent, and will she clear his name in time? Or will their dreams of the future be the victim of a deadly lie? Pecan Pie and Deadly Lies is a sweet, down-home story of love overcoming all obstacles—from the crossroads of small town and suspense.
It’s been ten years since her mother was murdered, but Mary can’t move on. And when she finds out new information about her mother’s death, there’s no stopping her as she seeks revenge on her killer. Packed with action, a crime to solve, and budding romance, Trinity follows Mary as she grapples between taking vengeance or learning to let go.
When deception leads to vengeance, it’s only your heart you can trust. Time and distance hasn’t impacted Ken “Boss” Patrick’s love for Samantha “Sugar” Milton. When faced with the chance to move them from friends to lovers, forces out of his control make the stakes impossibly high. His mission to win her heart becomes a frantic task to save both of their lives. To survive a new injury and being captured by their target, Ken must rely on the woman he loves but no longer trusts. With Sugar’s difficulty to separate truth from deception, Ken’s only chance is to convince the agent who holds his heart that the forces working against them are the true enemy.
A luxurious retirement home set in the wild and woolly rainforest of North Queensland is hit by a category 5 cyclone, but as luck would have it, the survivors of a road accident are there to lend a hand. As the disasters mount, the elderly residents must leave their Home and the only place they can go to is the one they escaped from ten months earlier. How will they be received? Suspense mounts as strange behaviour pushes residents into defence mode, and an evangelical 'saviour' does nothing to allay fears of wrong-doing. Is it all a con or have they been sent yet another healing angel?
Camden Taylor is a federal agent working undercover in an outlaw motorcycle club, the Wicked Disciples, investigating their heroin operation. When they kidnap a member of another club, Camden has no choice but to blow his cover in order to save the man's life.
Autumn Mason has lived with Butch Cobb, president of the Wicked Disciples, for nearly five years. Butch is terrifying--as abusive as he is powerful--and there is no escaping him. But when Autumn witnesses Camden being beaten and held prisoner, she is forced to make a desperate decision. Will she choose to be loyal, or will she do what she knows is right?
Socialite and philanthropist Elizabeth Hartman needs to start a new life after divorcing her husband Gerry Richardson who’s in federal prison for money laundering, a crime the Feds suspected her of being involved in. Her mother’s family vacation home in Red River, New Mexico offers just the respite she needs. Or does it? How will her grown children cope with what's happened to their family? One too many deaths sends retired Dallas homicide detective and now Marshall Matt Thornton to Red River to seek a less dangerous place to serve. The New Mexico mountains promises to be that refuge until his high school sweetheart Liz Hartman arrives, bringing with her danger to his town and his heart. Will his involvment with Elizabeth put his own daughter in danger?
A failing marriage. A union separated by distance. An accidental encounter. Can the Edinburgh Fringe Festival work its magic? Kathy’s life is a mess. Sure, the job’s great and her home is to-die-for, but she spends way too much time on the midnight train to catch a few fraught hours with her musician husband, Jimmy. While he’s away, Dan-next-door looks dangerously attractive. On paper, Jimmy has it all. A talented wife, a successful rock band and nights in smart hotels. The gig at Edinburgh’s hottest arts festival is the culmination of years on the road, but the lack of harmony in his marriage makes him feel like a failure. He and Kathy fight to stay together, but events conspire to break them apart as they interact with colourful characters drawn to the Fringe. In this rock-music-inspired tale, three love stories intertwine as each player is forced to take stock of their lives and discover what is truly important.
A tourist is found dead in Istanbul, the victim of what appears to be a ritual killing. An elderly man is murdered in the same manner, in his house by Lake Como. The third murder is the most perplexing of all: the priest of a small, isolated Greek island lies dead in the sanctuary, his body ritualistically mutilated.
Fotini Meliou is visiting her family on the island of Athora for a few days, before starting a new life in the US. She is looking forward to a brief respite and, perhaps, becoming better acquainted with the seductive Gabriel, whom she has just met. It is not the summer vacation she expects it to be. A massive weather bomb is gathering over the Aegean, threatening to unleash the most violent weather the area has ever seen.
When the storm breaks out, the struggle begins. A race against the elements and a race against time: the killer is still on the island, claiming yet another victim. In the absence of a coroner and with the island now cut off from the rest of the world, Fotini is called in by the local police to help carry out an autopsy. She quickly becomes swept up in the investigation and the battle against the storm.
Locals, a boatload of newly arrived refugees, foreign residents, and stranded tourists are now trapped on an island that has lost contact with the outside world. Is the mysterious refugee Azim the man he claims to be? Who is Sophie, an elderly woman who has been living on Athora like a hermit these past thirty yea ...
He’s Seen Her Future. One Night Won’t Change Her Fate. Seconds before a freak accident, a co-worker abruptly moves to sit near Elinor Gunn. His quick thinking and strong hands keep her safe. By the time the corporate jet touches down, Elinor is half in love with Gian Mariani, a darkly beautiful man who never smiles. But the surreal experience has also given her a powerful gift, one that comes with a heavy price. She needs answers. How did he know? Gian flatly refuses to help. No matter how sweetly seductive, Elinor’s not for him. She’s a golden girl, loved by all. They call him The Undertaker behind his back. Besides, he knows her future. One night of shared passion won’t change a thing. Now Elinor’s unique gift has made her a target. To protect her, Gian will have to man up and return to the same small town that spit him out years before. But he’s kept his secrets too long. Elinor may already be lost to him. If you like edgy small town suspense with a supernatural twist, you’ll love Sinner’s Intuition.
He protects wild animals… She captures his untamed heart. City girl, Stanley Howard risks losing a multi-million-dollar inheritance to charity if she fails to fulfill her deceased aunt’s last wish. Torn between obligation and fear of exotic animals, the pampered northern California diva is forced to live in a Zambian wildlife sanctuary. She can handle the handsome lodge manager’s dreamy eyes and the tough volunteer jobs he doles out, but she can’t reconcile her memories of the stern guardian who’d raised her to the meek old woman he idolizes. Should she reveal the truth about her late aunt or let the soft-spoken Elephant Whisperer tame her too? Wildlife conservationist, Jeremy Bergen’s search for the perfect woman ends when he picks up Stanley at the airport in Livingstone, Zambia. The golden-eyed beauty steals his heart in her chic safari clothing and fedora hat. But she’s like a lioness on a hunt, who’ll stop at nothing to get what she wants. He longs to be more than a distraction if not an impediment in this clever woman’s agenda to help save the animals and village people. Should he trust her well-meaning intentions or fear them?
In California’s Wine Country, Someone Wants Lily Dead When Lily Callahan returns home to California’s wine country, sparks fly amid a hail of bullets as she and U.S. Marshall Austin Jennings take cover. Money, fame, and love all come into play as motives when Lily and Austin try to find out who sent hired guns to kill Lily. The trouble begins soon after her beloved Aunt Lettie dies and leaves her estate to Lily—is it about the money? >>>Is Someone Trying To Replicate Lily's Soap Opera Murder? Is life imitating art? Lily’s trouble-making character in a long-running TV soap was recently killed by a paid hitman. Is a crazed fan trying to end Lily’s life as well as her acting career? Did her agent borrow a page from the script after Lily dismissed him? >>>An Old Flame Who Will Kill To Get What He Wants Lily’s surprised to find an old flame waiting for her when she returns home. Has he reached the point that if he can’t have her, nobody can? If it’s about an old love that’s become dangerous, the new one that propels Lily and Austin into each other’s arms won’t help. Life in small-town California wine country is a tangled vine of mystery, suspense, and intrigue. >>USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Anna Celeste Burke, brings you the first book in the Calla Lily Mystery Series! Recipes Included Free to read in Kindle Unlimited
Perfect for the new year and beyond! Award-winning author Martina Boone takes us to a magical setting in the Scottish Highlands to spin a heartwarming standalone novel of love and loss, family and friendship, hope and renewal, small towns and big ambitions.
Cait Fletcher was always second-string in her father's eyes, unable to compete with her perfect older brother. Her father's view of Cait only deteriorated further when she fell for the local "bad boy" at the age of nine, and her belief in Brice MacLaren never once wavered until the day he betrayed her a few months before their wedding. With their tiny glen too full of opinionated neighbors, wandering sheep, ancient grudges, and countless old traditions to let Cait escape either her past or her mistakes, she moved away--until her father's unexpected illness gave her no choice but to return.
Home again, Cait still loves the village of Balwhither as much as she hates it, and she despises the fact that avoiding Brice in the tiny village proves impossible. But when she discovers that her father has given up not only on the family-run Library and Tea Room but also on treatment for his cancer, she must put her own emotions and hurts aside. Brice claims he's changed, and he's certainly been good to her father since she left. Now can they work together as she follows the example of countless unsung heroes--the women of the Highlands--and fights to save the family business and give her father something m ...
Someone wants Skye Hunter’s son, Tyler, and they’re willing to kill to get him. On the run for her life, Skye turns to the only person she believes can help her—a complete stranger with a shared past. David Bishop thinks Skye is crazy. But when he realizes she has the same strange phenomenon inside her body that he does—the ability to move objects with her mind, David is forced to question his life, his childhood and his father’s motives. Can these two lost souls uncover the mystery of their telekinetic powers and save Tyler and themselves in the process?
A shooter’s sudden attack compels Navy SEAL Garrett Flynn to block the bullet aimed at a beloved movie star’s heart. When Garrett takes the job as her bodyguard, he vows to protect her from harm. But he doesn’t expect to fall in love. Marlene Parks struggles to the top in Hollywood but with a heavy heart. Her father and older brother died in battle, family losses that shaped her life. She vows not to get involved with a military man, so falling for her SEAL bodyguard is out of the question. The dangers from the killer’s attempts on Marlene’s life draw her closer to Garrett. When desire fills her heart, she must decide if love is worth the risk. Yet Garrett has a dark secret that may be the clue to why Marlene is a target. But if he reveals the truth, it could destroy their future together. Don’t miss this powerful, suspenseful military romance!
An introvert, Special Agent Francesca moves to Las Vegas to escape her powerful, domineering mother. On arrival, multiple obstacles challenge her. She needs to approach a father she’s never met, a man who doesn’t even know she exists. Then she must play the role of a loving fiancée with a stranger. One who makes her question every unexpected emotion he provokes. Craving the chance for real undercover work, she grabs the opportunity to be involved in cleaning up gang corruption in a nasty neighborhood. When she poses as the new owner of a hotel, the deadly-dangerous situation ramps up and she’s forced to fight her way from one conflict to the next. Sean Collins, Psychiatrist and LVPD Profiler, has never known anyone like Francesca Donovan. From first sight, he believes her to be a screwball but her beauty and maddening personality attracts him. Despite her prickly disposition, which gets them into a load of trouble, her rotten driving skills and her constant battles, he’s hooked. Once he’s roped into a mock engagement with her, his desire to make it real takes precedence over everything else in his world.
From Top 10 Bestselling author, Lia Fairchild Lies hurt. Lies destroy. But some lies protect...and heal. At least that's what Gray Donovan had hoped for. She's a compulsive liar using it as a defense mechanism to survive life and her shattered past. When she starts seeing therapist Daniel Harrison, she can no longer deny the truths that have haunted her for so many years. She must now stand and face them. Opening up to Daniel leaves her exposed and vulnerable. When her soul is bared to him, she can't contain the attraction or the feelings he elicits. Daniel feels drawn to his new patient, but he knows he will have to fight it in order to resurrect Gray from her demons. His will and his judgment are tested when he must overcome his own doubts and face his own secrets.
I'm a famous writer with a smashing career and now someone is trying to kill me, but why?
The trouble really starts to heat up after I get to the hospital.
Not only is my life in danger from hostile hospital staff and shady cops, but being with Tara after all these years brings out emotions and desires like nobody else could.
She's the reason why I refuse to give in or give up, no matter what I must endure.
When I run into my childhood crush, Max, in a restaurant during a business trip with my boss, I'm surprised.
And when he has an apparent heart attack right before my eyes, I'm shocked.
But when he leads me on a sexual odyssey unlike any I've experienced before...and in a hospital, no less, I'm transformed.
If we manage to survive the next few days, it will be our destiny.
Dying to Love You is a billionaire romance with no cliffhanger, no cheating, plenty of steam, and a guaranteed HEA.
Nikki Garcia, former international fraud auditor turned private investigator is assigned to a job in Mexico—a country where private eyes are outlawed—to find a missing child, Bibi Lombardi. Bibi’s parents have been fighting over custody and suspect each other of kidnapping the child. It promises to be an easy case until an irreverent, pot-smoking, bag lady provides an eye-witness account of the girl’s abduction. Nikki dives into danger as she joins a group of treacherous human traffickers, or “coyotes”, and follows them through abandoned silver mines and barren deserts while the criminals transport their victims toward the U.S. border. To complicate matters, Nikki’s fiancé fears for her life if she continues her search and he starts his own dangerous, high-stakes rescue mission. A reviewer wrote, “The action is so fast-paced readers never has a chance to catch their breath until the very end. Nikki is engaging and realistic, and I loved following right alongside her throughout the action. With bad people working on several sides, it is hard to figure out how this story is going to end until the actual end. Clues are given, but the plot keeps twisting and turning so reader will have to wait until the last chapter to know for sure who the bad guy is.”
Head Chef and owner of a booming restaurant, Gabby Merrick not only has to prepare for a hurricane, but she has a tough decision to make, too. As much as she wants to marry Andrew Hughes, something is stopping her. In her heart of hearts, she still can't accept the fact that Ethan Hastings, the love of her life, is dead---killed on a mission over in Afghanistan. And what’s making it worse, the bartender she hired looks remarkably like Ethan, but he can’t be Ethan. For one thing, the bartender is much older, and for another, Ethan’s dead, right? She’s either losing her mind, or she’s as sane as any other normal, human being, and the guy’s Ethan. And if so, where has he been for the past three years?
Never back down, never turn your back, and never fall in love. Those are the rules Vernon Newell learned from his father, and he applies them with a vengeance. Head of a multi-million dollar criminal enterprise, Vernon Newell doesn’t let family ties or misplaced sympathy get in his way. But there is one chink in his armor—Sirena Patras, the beautiful young girl he seduced eight years ago on a Greek island. When Vernon discovers that Bella Bell, a prospering tattoo artist in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is actually Sirena, he sets out to woo and win her. Despite her attraction to the fabulously sexy man, Bella wants nothing to do with a hard-headed, ruthless criminal. But when her shop is firebombed and Vernon disappears, Bella must choose to forsake her career and go back into hiding or risk her life to save the only man she has ever loved.
Kristen Anders is starting her life over again after divorcing her cheating husband. An author of several 'vanilla' romance novels, she spiced up her latest one involving BDSM and it became a best-seller. Now she's researching the subject for her follow-up book and manages to get a tour of the elite, private sex club, The Covenant, and runs into the one person she never expected to see there. Devon "Devil Dog" Sawyer is intrigued by a cute brunette he meets at a friend's Irish pub and does something he hasn't done in over twelve years. He asks her out on a date. While it might seem strange to most, Devon's only relationships since he was twenty-four have started and ended in the same place–a BDSM club. What was supposed to be a single weekend of mutual pleasure and dirty sex, turns into something more. But while they fight their growing connection, a killer has Devon in his sights and Kristen may end up as collateral damage. Will they survive with their lives and hearts intact? This book contains adult content.
Alana is a young woman, unblessed in physical attributes. When Iliamna comes to live her family, it sparks within Alana a burning hatred and a deep desire to rid herself of a woman more beautiful, causing Iliamna to face more trials in her life than ever faced before.
A dead celebrity chef boss. A mysterious and handsome new neighbor. A past she's desperate to forget. Lizzie's got a lot on her plate! A fun romantic mystery with all the right ingredients. Celebrity chefs, a yummy special agent and baking.
Jackson Stiles is used to having bad days, but they’ve been especially bad since a certain tabloid reporter seems to have it out for him. Emma Green doesn’t mean any harm. She simply sees it as her duty to report the misdeeds of certain Private Detectives who charge too much in a society where people need more superheroes and less villains; something even Jackson has convinced himself he deserves to be called, deep in his gut. When the two of them realize they’re investigating the same suspicious circumstances, Emma makes Jackson an offer he only wishes he could refuse. But can the man who trusts no one allow the one woman he can’t stand help him get to the bottom of a murder he feels responsible for? Exposed and unsure, these two unexpected allies come together to unmask the mysteries cloaked in plain sight while uncovering secrets within each other. A lost soul and a seeker of truth travel down the road to redemption and discover more than they bargained for. Warning: this book contains strong language, sex, lies, conspiracy, murder, and sarcastic banter between characters.
When Hailey stumbles upon a backpack full of money on her nightly jog, she is forced to flee the security of her secret identity.
Although the sudden appearance of a man that had been flirting with her earlier seems odd, Hailey accepts Parkers help in getting the heavy bag home. Within moments of arriving, they escape under gunfire. The men it was intended for want it back, and Hailey has now made herself a target.
Safe in a motel room, the two of them discover the truth: although their meeting was an accident, Parker had been involved in the bags drop and she had been his assignment all along. Now, getting Hailey away safely is Parkers new mission. Together they struggle to put together the pieces of Haileys past and discover that they have more in common than they thought.
Being on the run, keeping Haileys family safe, and searching for clues to put away the man that wants her dead are hard enough. Falling in love in the middle of it all was the last thing either one of them expected.
Owned by the Russian mob, Tanya Kozlov travels from Moscow to hot, humid New Orleans to blackmail businessman Charles Dugan. One look at the handsome billionaire in a white linen suit and her heart betrays her mission. To gain his trust, she embraces the fantasy world of his antebellum vacation resort and shares information about the men she works for. But can he see beyond her dark past? Against his better judgment, Charles grants Tanya sanctuary. To abandon her would sign her death warrant. He has no choice but to trust her if he hopes to thwart his enemies. Yet as she trades in stiletto heels for southern gowns, he can’t help but fall under the spell of her stunning beauty, creative talent, and unwavering loyalty. Can he keep her safe, and is she worth the risk?
It might sound like a joke, but there's nothing funny about three beautiful women murdered in an Irish pub in Syracuse. The cops think it's an open and shut case, pointing the finger at the dead guy with the gun, bar owner James John Smith. But when a mother of one of the victims hires her lover, Bill "Free Willy" Tedesco, an ex-stripper and karaoke star turned PI to investigate, the secrets of the dead surface and the question of who pulled the trigger becomes more important than why.
Mary Elizabeth has agreed to become a slave to Master Devlin but as time passes, she starts to question her decision. She expected things to get better as time went by, but his treatment of her becomes worse. He loans her out to his friends without her consent, and when she questions him about it, she is disciplined. When she thinks things can't possibly get worse, he decides to loan her to a friend, El-Hashem for a two month period. She knows she can't let this happen so she takes the first chance she gets to escape. Will she get away from Master Devlin and his friends or will her escape be short lived? Is there another way for her to get out of this hell that is her life? Will she have a Prince come to her rescue? Or is she doomed to suffer the rest of her life?
Air Force Pararescuman, Junior Lieutenant Kyle “Raven” Alvarez has seen it all. After three years as the team’s medic, he’s been up to his elbows patching back together the worst humanity has to offer, overseas and stateside. So, when his teammates set him up for a date through Madame Eve’s 1Night Stand service, he jumps at the chance. But under no circumstances will he end up like Colin, Bobby, and Zeke...with a ring on his finger and a lifelong commitment. Just one night of hot, sweaty no-strings-attached sex, and he’ll be good to go. Besides, Madame Eve found three perfect matches already. He’s in the clear, right? Dr. Melissa Anne Carter has dedicated her life to saving people. Especially the innocent victims of rampant gang violence that come through her Emergency Department. Then out of the blue, her long-forgotten application to 1Night Stand is answered. Madame Eve has found her perfect match. Maybe a night in the arms of a man who can make her body sing will help her forget all the horror she’s witnessed and lives she couldn’t save. At least for a little while. But destruction at the hands of a madman has never hit so close to home, becoming more personal than ever. And when a man with a penchant for explosives vows revenge by abducting Melissa, the oath she took to Do No Harm takes on new meaning. Can Kyle and his team save the good doctor before the timer runs out—literally?
A human trafficker. A city suffering economic instability. A man and woman who are the only ones who can fix this mess - or be the ones responsible for the whole world burning... East coast girl Sylvia has been trapped in Portland, Oregon for a year, trying to make ends meet with her tenuously legal professions. When she's arrested yet again for solicitation, she's reunited with Agent Joseph Montoya, a man she has a history with. A hot, chemically-charged history full of desire, heat, and irrevocable mistakes. Joseph has an unusual proposition: if Sylvia goes undercover as the newly hired girlfriend of billionaire Alexander Sheen, a man under investigation for running a human trafficking operation, she'll have her record cleared. For a woman who has had nothing but bad luck over the past year, the offer is tempting. But Sylvia isn't one to jump into danger - although she is one to jump into love. Which is something else Joseph offers her, even though they both constantly deny it. Both Sylvia and Joseph have more than a criminal mastermind to overcome if they want to open their hearts again. They have to set aside their heartbroken pasts and realize that they're no longer a pair of damaged goods with no hope for real love. It's going to take a lot of convincing. For the both of them.
With the aid of an inexplicable super-power, he's determined to conquer any hurdles to gain back his freedom. Except one hot mess of an obstacle he can't get around. An attack leaves thousands of Americans dead or with diminished brain function. As the government seizes control, order is restored but freedom is taken and the nation is quarantined. For genius hacker Riley, that lack of freedom is not acceptable. When he develops a bad-ass ability to manipulate electricity, he sets out to use that power to gain control. A murder and the discovery of a strange machine force Riley to team up with Danika, an enigmatic woman with her own freaky power. Death and danger shadow the pair. With each of them following their own agenda but compelled to work together, they search for answers and discover buried pieces of themselves along the way.
Until tragedy scuttled her dreams, Christina Davenport had been training to become a magician like her father. On her twenty-fifth birthday, a mysterious present reawakens her interest. A pop into the local magic store captures the attention of a charming street performer, who hires her as his assistant. Christina has no desire to make a career out of holding some guy’s props, but Reynaldo the Magnificent could be her ticket to something bigger. When his dark side threatens to make everything she’s worked for disappear—including the troubled young doctor who has become one of her fans—she questions if the opportunity for a second chance is worth the price of admission.
With finances and marriage strained to the breaking point, Rose and Henry Ball dream of new lives filled with romance and adventure. Then Fortune takes a hand. Against all odds, the couple win a record Powerball lottery. The sudden windfall is the answer to all their prayers. Or not...
Helpless to resist the siren's song, the Balls leap feet first into the intoxicating world of the super-rich. Henry drifts into treacherous waters on a mad Russian oligarch's yacht, while Rose throws caution to the wind and rushes headlong into the arms of a beautiful, dangerous ...
Savannah Santos is on the run. She fled everything she ever knew to follow her career dreams. But she wasn’t expecting her new roommate to be her dream guy. For Cooper Quin, being any girl’s dream man is nothing new, but he’s determined to stay exactly that: a dream. His focus is on killing it in the brutal MMA ring. But his sexy new roommate is nothing like one of his usual one-night stands. With her, it feels safe to let his guard down.
Do you crave the world of paranormal shifter romance? Sexy wolves. Powerful dragons. Smoking hot devils. Discover your next hot alpha hero in this unforgettable collection of steamy and captivating paranormal romances! Each of these stories is Book One in six different sizzling series from acclaimed authors Delta James, Becca Jameson, C.D. Gorri, Shelley Munro, Sabrina Silvers, and, Asa Maria Bradley. What a great way to decide which amazing series to sink your teeth into next! Download SEDUCED BY A SHIFTER today!
An Anthology A Savage Ghost Lia Savage reluctantly puts her dream of opening a dessert boutique on hold to help her dad remodel a castle he’s inherited in Washington State. Soon, a specter targets her younger sister. Lia enlists the help of strapping Coop Montgomery, the head gardener and her former crush. As they search together for a way to rid the castle of its ghost, the romance she used to dream about with Coop kindles. But Lia’s gentle giant means to stay in Washington while she’s determined to return to California. She must find the courage to face both the ghost and her future. With Coop. Or without him. Waves of Deceit Twenty-six-year-old Shelby Nash wants to break free of her controlling, billionaire father. With the completion of one more project for his company, she can branch out on her own. However, her ex-boyfriend’s been appointed as the new lead architect. She has to find a way to protect her heart from him while avoiding whoever’s making anonymous threats. Wade Masters did a poor job handling the news about the identity of his girlfriend’s father. Shelby walked out of his life without another word. Finally, four years later, Wade has a chance to win her back. As long as whoever’s targeted her doesn’t get her first.
Stealing Time is a fast paced time travel thriller set during the turbulent hurricane season of 2004. As Hurricane Charley churns a path of destruction towards Orlando, Ronnie Andrews and her best friend, Stephanie McKay, scramble to prepare for the storm. Ronnie seeks shelter at her boyfriend's weather lab while Steph waits for Nick hoping she won't have to face the hurricane alone. During the peak of the storm Ronnie is hurtled back in time to eighteenth-century London where she is caught in a web of superstition, deception, and lies. Accused of being a witch, Ronnie finds herself in a life and death struggle to return to her own time. Steph and Nick are thrust into the middle of the hurricane where it quickly turns into a living nightmare as she is faced with losing everything. Book 1 of the Stealing Time Trilogy. "A very clever concept, nicely executed by a wonderful storyteller. Stealing Time will have you on the edge of your seat!" Suzanne Kelman, Multi-award winning writer and author of The Rejected Writers Book Club.
Known as El Toro, street artist Alba Vargas is on the cusp of fame and fortune. Winner of a prestigious award, she is the toast of the New York City art scene. Or at least she will be, once she figures out how to act like a woman after living disguised as a boy for six years. If she is lucky, she might even attract the attention of the tattoo artist she has long loved from afar. Tattoo artist Fernando Pharaoh has betrayed everyone who ever cared about him, including El Toro, the street-wise graffiti artist who saved his life when all looked bleak. Depressed, he turns from his friends and becomes ensnared in a criminal enterprise run by a former enemy. Then the crime boss kidnaps Toro’s younger brother, Hanger. Blaming himself, Pharaoh sets out to rescue him, resolving to do one good thing in his life. But Toro has her own desperate plan to save her brother—one that will not only break Pharaoh’s heart—but will also destroy every hope and dream she has ever had.
PRAISE FOR Blue Christmas “A Great 17,000 word Christmas short story – part of the Bestselling Sizzling Romantic Suspense “Blond Barracuda ” series.” RomanceReaderReviews “Gorgeous Army Captain Tiffany Anderson kicks butt with the best of them! And there isn’t a guy among the agents who is hotter than golden-boy Col. Brady Schaefer. Non-stop action! Sizzling romance!” J. John • Two top undercover agents topple an international illegal arms dealer. Much to the surprise of the two “go it alone” sexy agents, Christmas in Korea is anything but Blue. • Snow Angels, cookie dough (and especially the frosting) plus a big dose of Elvis-- makes for a sizzling Christmas • Even Blue Christmases can be Red HOT!
Sometimes life is just too damned complicated. I long to stand at the precipice of my existence, watch my whole life replay in front of me in bold, neon, polychromatic flashes from a kaleidoscope that shows my story so I can see how it all finally ends. My aspirations are high, but almost always met. It’s the thing I do. It’s who I am, or maybe it is who I used to be. Carson Renee Matthews. Second child and only daughter of Easton & Darcy Matthews I've been through an horrific experience, one that left me clinging to life in the hospital. Everyone has questions. I don't have the answers to give them. You see, I have no clue as to the details leading up to my accident. But there are people out there that have the answers, and I'm determined to find them - before they find me. Enter Krew Beckett. My former physical therapist who becomes much more than that after he unexpectedly shows up in my life again once I return to campus at Columbia University. But is Krew hiding secrets, or am I simply afraid to trust anyone? Come take this journey with me.
She Can’t Remember. He Will Never Forget. Rose Slater wakes up in a third world country with no memories. When an enigmatic stranger shows up precisely when she needs him most, she wants to trust him. A spooky telepathic bond backs up his claim they were childhood sweethearts. Yet there’s nothing sweet about the way Jackson Lee watches her, with a bitter mix of yearning and distrust. When he kills two men with shocking ease, Rose learns just how dangerous he is. Jackson used to love this stubborn woman. Ten years later, she looks right through him. But when violent insurgents accuse her of spying, he’s her only hope. Now they’re 8000 miles from home and the last flight out has just taken off without them. If you like sexy romantic thrillers and road trip romances, you’ll love The Amnesia Paradox.
A young man determined to protect his girl... A teenage boy offering prophecies... and a series of unexplained events. Lefteris and his darling girl, Evgenia, live a quiet and happy life together in a mountain village in Zagori, Greece. One day, as Lefteris crosses an old stone bridge, he meets a teenage boy who warns him that Evgenia is in danger. What follows is a series of astounding events as the boy's prophecies of mortal danger continue, and Lefteris does his best to protect his girl. Now, he considers reverting to his old ways of solving all differences with his fists. Will he allow himself to resort to violence? How does the mysterious boy on the bridge fit in all this? And why does he refuse to meet Evgenia? "A magical, quaint setting in rural Greece where you'll meet relatable characters and lose yourself in a story full of love, magic and suspense." ~MariaM, Amazon US reviewer "From the outset I was drawn into this story and left intrigued throughout, I couldn't get through the pages quickly enough!" ~Amy T., Amazon UK reviewer
What would you do if your bosses told you to break the law? How far would you go before you questioned them? What if you’re a cop and your bosses are the law? London traffic cop Kaitlyn Thorn narrowly escapes a Mafia attack on the world dominating banker Randolph Quinn, a key witness under her protection. Someone on the inside has gone bad and betrayed her location. With orders to keep him alive at all costs she has to run from her own team and gamble on nothing but her own instincts. Alone with this sexy and powerful man, her desire to know him in every way begins to dictate her actions. They want her to stay close to him, but just how far can she go before her passion clouds her judgement? If she loves him will she be able to betray and turn him in, as she surely must? United with Randolph in all-or-nothing danger she abandons herself to moments of pleasure, knowing every delicious second could be her last. As risks escalate she must demonstrate her courage and skill but will it be enough to save them both from destruction? 'Seduction of Wealth', another stand-alone story in Emma Calin’s 'Seduction Series', combining thrilling crime mystery with steamy suspense romance. If you enjoy James Patterson, Catherine Coulter, Nora Roberts and Kendra Elliot you'll love a story that combines all of their best traits in a fast-paced, pulse-pounding roller-coaster adventure full of romance, deception, danger and love. A juicy mix of cops, crime and passion with a HEA ending.
Black Cat Blues A nightmare waits in the alley . . . Stabbed in an alley behind the Black Cat Blues bar, private investigator Jimmy Daniels clings to life just long enough to tell Maggy Malone a secret. Maggy, a curvy blues singer with a sultry voice and a razor sharp mind is starting her life over after a lousy marriage. Reluctant at first to get involved with a murder, she tells no one the secret. But when the murderer stalks her, she changes her mind. Maggy teams up with Jimmy’s brother, Logan, a handsome suit with a tidy view of life. They figure out the killer is looking for gold buried on Gabriola Island by the notorious, cult-leader Brother XII. The body count rises. Will Maggy catch him? Or will she be his next victim? Black Cat Blues is the first story in the Vancouver Blues series. If you like Indiana Jones and urban noir, you’ll love this story, which combines all of their best traits in a fast-paced, captivating and sensual, romantic suspense. If you want adventure and romance in your life, buy Black Cat Blues today. Black Cat Blues An Award Winning Romantic Suspense, set in the Pacific Northwest. Vancouver Blues Suspense Series, Book 1 By Jo-Ann Carson Smart, Sexy Suspense
Can two lost souls stop a madman with the help of a sarcastic angel? Lucas Carmichael and Scott Anderson had it all, money, fame, and fortune. But one night's stupid mistake takes everything they thought they cherished and dumps it upside down. A car accident ends Lucas' life and leaves Scott injured and bitter. As the local ME, Tracy York, investigates the case, discrepancies begin to point to more than a simple drunk driving incident. When threats are made to Tracy's life can Scott and his guardian angel, Lucas, protect her, or will she become another casualty?
She’s armed. He’s dangerous. Together, can they stop a killer from tearing a small island community apart? When wise-cracking cozy mystery author, Austin Martell, left his hometown on Whidbey Island for the bright lights of New York, he vowed he would never go back. But some promises are impossible to keep, and when Austin discovers that his mother has suffered a serious accident, he has no choice but to return. Austin soon learns that her accident may be no accident at all, and secrets that were laid to rest after his brother’s tragic death off the coast of Deception Bay, have now begun to surface. Austin finds himself in the center of a real-life murder mystery, when Police Chief Ellie Sharpe uncovers a curious connection between the author and the death of a local businessman. Born and raised on Whidbey and trained as a New York cop, Ellie is smart, and tough, and determined to solve the mystery behind the killing before more people die. Sparks fly as the two pair up to figure out who is responsible for the murder. The closer they come to discovering truth, the more desperate someone is to keep the sins of the past from coming to light. Someone close to Austin harbors a deadly truth. Can Ellie unmask a killer before Austin becomes one more secret buried beneath the waves of Deception Bay?