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(the complete collection): Eighteen suspenseful short stories

STORIES TO SCARE YOU AWAKE AT NIGHT

Enjoy eighteen suspenseful short stories of horror, supernatural, science fiction, thriller and mystery from the author readers are calling the next Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) and the new Stephen King. These tales will delight fans of Twilight Zone and any lovers of genius twists you won't see coming. 

THE WAR VETERAN
 For seventy years World War II veteran Jack Baker endured vivid flashbacks to that horrific June day on Omaha Beach. Tonight the flashbacks are terrifyingly different. Tonight Jack's seventy-year-old secret comes to claim him. 

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Category:Horror
AuthorSusan May
A Beautiful Wreck

Love~Secrets~Survival Cassie’s story—Her love may heal him, but his secret may destroy her.
 One terrifying, emotional mission to return a family heirloom sends Cassie on an unexpected search for the person she never knew she needed. 
 Luke is tough, strong, and was once the best cop in town. Until the mob took away the one person he ever wanted. Now he’s trapped in fear over the man he’s become. 
 Cassie wants to bring him redemption, but fears she will never open her heart again.
Each is the only one who can understand the other. If they’d just let their walls down.


AuthorCeeCee James
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A Body in the Belfry

The First Ladies Club tells the story of the first female pastor to be called to the pulpit of the struggling First Baptist Church of Bannoch, Oregon. Please let me introduce you to the charming Reverend Doctor I. Merrill Bishop, Th.D., the lead in our story. That's her, on the cover. Pastor Merrill, as she prefers to be called by her flock, is eager to serve the Lord in this small seaside community after serving on staff of a large Bay Area church in California. She expects to find resistant attitudes to ordained women, but never imagines she must also deal with a sudden rash of suspicious deaths in her new church home. She'll need all her faith and the support of her new friends in the First Ladies Club in order to meet these challenges and many more. On her own since the death ...

Category:Mystery-Cozy
AuthorJ.B.Hawker
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A Cantata of Love

Napoleonic France is no place for an Englishman, especially Michael Harcourt, the Earl of Kendal, who is on a clandestine assignment for the Crown. Already injured and facing imminent discovery by Napoleon and Fouche’s men, Michael finds his escape made even more perilous when he is charged with the safety of a young boy who must be spirited out of Paris. Desperate to escape the terrible fate that awaits her if she remains in France, Lady Gabrielle De Valmont must disguise herself as a boy and rely on the cunning of a virtual stranger—an Englishman, no less—to smuggle her out of the country. When the Earl’s injury becomes severely infected, rendering him gravely ill, Gabrielle realizes it is now up to her to save them both.

AuthorJacki Delecki
A Chronicle of Chaos

In a world ravaged by war, the paths of two warriors are about to cross with world-changing consequences.

Chaos is a soldier of The Children of the Light, and fights in the name of destiny, honor and glory. Arrogant and headstrong, he believes he is the strongest warrior in the land, until a fateful coincidence puts him at the mercy of the demon Anathema.

The two strike up an intense rivalry, but their obsession to destroy one another only leads them closer together. When the forces of Light and Dark collide, where will their loyalties lie?

Category:Fantasy
AuthorD.M. Cain
A Corpse in the Chapel

A teenager’s romantic fantasies lead to tragedy and her butcher walks away. The young girl’s bones, hidden for decades in the deep woods, cry out for justice. A life cut short, a cowardly killer and a middle-aged flowerchild are stirred together into a tasty stew of wild mushrooms, herbs, vanity and deceit in award-winning author, J. B. Hawker’s latest book. Will pastor’s wife, Judy Falls, uncover more than a new vegan recipe when she goes hunting for natural ingredients to tempt her husband’s taste buds? Many lives will be changed forever in the small seaside community of Bannoch, Oregon, as the result of one day’s misadventure. The questions remain, “Can the killer be found and brought to justice? Will the young victim finally rest in peace?” Get this exciting third book in the F ...

Category:Mystery-Cozy
AuthorJ.B. Hawker
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A DANGEROUS HARBOR

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.

AuthorRP Dahlke
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A Dash of Murder

A Mystery for Ghost Hunters! When Betsy's Aunt Maggie wants to drag her along on a ghost hunting excursion at the local abandoned tuberculosis hospital, she isn't sure if she quite believes in ghosts. When she comes upon a fresh spirit in the form of a body, she starts to rethink about what really is haunting the hospital.

Category:Mystery-Cozy
AuthorTeresa Trent
A Dead Husband

"My first day as a sleuth was more Stephanie Plum than Miss Marple." Jessica Huntington, an amateur sleuth with a shopping jones and a black AMEX card, finds out money can’t buy happiness, or save your neck. Her well-planned life in shambles, she’s hiding out near Palm Springs. When her best friend’s husband is murdered, Jessica and her friends are soon stalked by scoundrels in pantyhose, stilettos, Bruno Maglis, and Armani suits. Roger Stone had something that got him killed. What was it and what will they do to get it back?

Category:Mystery-Cozy
AuthorAnna Burke
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A DEAD RED ALIBI

#4 in THE DEAD RED MYSTERY SERIES A young lonely young artist with a dangerous sideline  A wanna be lawman and his shotgun toting granddad  A priceless antique race car and an unfortunate Emu  ~~~  "Stephanie Plum step aside," by Alana Woods blogger  ~~~ When Lalla and her dad take a trip to Arizona to inspect her new property, Dad disappears. Panicked that he's lost in the desert, Lalla enlists the help of a local tracker and finds him unharmed−in the bottom of a mine pit along with a very dead local police chief. Oddly, a young artist from a the art colony up the road will be found strangled in her bed. What're the chances that these two murders are going to be related? Well, if you're Lalla Bains, you don't guess, you start looking for the killer!

Category:Mystery-Crime
AuthorRP Dahlke
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A DEAD RED CADILLAC

#1 in THE DEAD RED MYSTERY SERIES \"Dahlke's \"Dead Red\" series is pure delight with laugh out loud moments, who dunnit moments, and surprises at every turn. I don't know whether i'm a victim or a fan but I can't put them down. The story always includes something that I remember fondly from my own youth or past. All of this series that I have read has been delightful.\" By Soften,Amazon/kindle Twice divorced NY model, Lalla Bains, now runs her dad’s Crop-Dusting business in Modesto, California where she’s hoping to dodge the inevitable fortieth birthday party. But when her vintage Cadillac is found tail-fins up in a nearby lake, the police ask why a widowed piano teacher, who couldn’t possibly see beyond the hood ornament is found strapped in the driver’s seat. Ree ...

Category:Mystery-Crime
AuthorRP Dahlke
A DEAD RED HEART

#2 in the Dead Red mystery series When a troubled, homeless veteran covers her vintage Cadillac with paper snowflakes, Lalla decides a showdown is needed, but that doesn't mean she wants the man to drop dead at her feet—with a pair of blue handled scissors sticking out of his chest. Though the police ignore his last puzzling poem, Lalla sees it as a clue and decides that someone needs to be on the side of this misunderstood man, and that person will be the exasperating, pushy, tenacious, Ms. Lalla Bains, which begs the question: What would you do if the love of your life lost their chance for a heart transplant because the donor organ went to a convicted felon? Grieve and let go? Or wait for your chance at justice and revenge?

Category:Mystery-Crime
AuthorRP Dahlke
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A DEAD RED MIRACLE

#5 in THE DEAD RED MYSTERY SERIES Thinking to jump start their careers as private investigators, cousins Lalla and Pearlie Bains partner up with an unscrupulous P.I. Unfortunately, their nifty plan starts circling the drain when they discover he's a blackmailing, two-timing, client stealing dirtbag. But when he dies under suspicious circumstances, the duo will have to catch the killer if they want to save their business...and their lives. All they need is a miracle or two.

Category:Mystery-Crime
AuthorRP Dahlke
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A DEAD RED OLEANDER

#3 in THE DEAD RED MYSTERY SERIES "Janet Evanovich meets aero-ag pilots." The Kindle Book Review When a late in the season emergency forces Lalla Bains to accept a greenhorn pilot for her dad's aero ag business, she sighs in relief. After all, he comes highly recommended, his physical is spotless, and with a name like Dewey Treat, what could possibly go wrong? Then the pilot drops dead and his tearful widow is accused of his murder. But if the wife is guilty, then why is a U.S. Marshal and a Las Vegas hitman shadowing Lalla's every move?

Category:Mystery-Crime
AuthorRP Dahlke
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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 a lowlife meth addict claims to have witnessed her death and swears: \"It weren't no accident! It was on purpose.\" Why would anyoe do such a thing to the 19-year-old, auburn-haired beauty with a voice like an angel and a streak of wild? Can Jessica and her friends find the dirtbag who did it and finally get justice for Kelly? Will they get him before he gets them?

Category:Mystery-Crime
AuthorAnna Celeste Burke
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A Game of Proof

A mother's worst nightmare - can her son be guilty of murder? Sarah Newby, who left school at 15, and was living as a teenage single parent on an inner-city estate, has worked her way up to begin a career as a criminal barrister. But what should she do when her own son, Simon, is arrested and charged with a series of brutal rapes and murders? Has Sarah, in her single-minded determination to create a career for herself, neglected her son so much that she no longer knows him? He has often lied to her in the past, so how can she trust him when he says he is innocent this time? And what should she do when she herself uncovers evidence that seems to suggest his guilt? 'A top class British legal thriller which puts the author up there with his American counterparts, John Grisham, Scott Turow and ...

Category:Mystery-Crime
AuthorTim Vicary
A Life Singular

First in the epic 7-part contemporary fiction series, "A Life Singular" follows rock star Jeff Diamond as he writes his autobiography after the his soul-mate is fatally shot by a bullet meant for him. What do you do when you lose the one who gave your life meaning? You write about it. You tell the world how amazing it is to love and be loved by someone so special, what love helps you achieve and how it makes you stronger. Jeff Diamond had built a life of influence, adulation and wealth by making the right choices for the right reasons. He lived by the law of reciprocity, a lesson learned on the streets as a teenager with nothing but an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. Plagued by the scars of a violent childhood, he created his vision and fought for it. And once he no longer needed to fig ...

AuthorLorraine Pestell
A Man of Character

What would you do if you discovered the men you were dating were fictional characters you'd created long ago? Thirty-five-year-old Catherine Schreiber has shelved love for good. Keeping her ailing bookstore afloat takes all her time, and she’s perfectly fine with that. So when several men ask her out in short order, she’s not sure what to do … especially since something about them seems eerily familiar. A startling revelation -- that these men are fictional characters she’d created and forgotten years ago -- forces Cat to reevaluate her world and the people in it. Because these characters are alive. Here. Now. And most definitely in the flesh. Her best friend, Eliza, a romance novel junkie craving her own Happily Ever After, is thrilled by the possibilities. The po ...

Category:Romance Comedy
AuthorMargaret Locke
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A Matter of Time

Can a man with a past and a woman from the future forge a love for all time? Nobody would blame widowed doctoral student Eliza James for giving up on Happily Ever After; at twenty-nine, she’s suffered more loss than most people do in a lifetime. But Eliza’s convinced her own hero is still out there, waiting for her, just like in the beloved romance novels she devours. Every Jane Austen-loving girl deserves a Darcy, right? Only Eliza doesn’t dream of a modern-day affair: she wants the whole Regency experience. When a magical manuscript thrusts her back two hundred years into the arms and life of one Deveric Mattersley, Duke of Claremont, however, Eliza realizes some fantasies aren’t all they’re cracked up to be, especially when her duke proves himself less than ...

AuthorMargaret Locke
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A Minor Deception: A Joseph Haydn Mystery

Kapellmeister Joseph Haydn would like nothing better than to show his principal violinist, Bartó Daboczi, the door. But with the Empress Maria Theresa’s visit scheduled in three weeks, Haydn can ill-afford to lose his surly virtuoso. But when Bartó disappears—along with all the music composed for the imperial visit—the Kapellmeister is forced to don the role of Kapell-detective, or risk losing his job. Before long Haydn's search uncovers pieces of a disturbing puzzle. Bartó, it appears, is more than just a petty thief—and more dangerous. And what seemed like a minor musical mishap could modulate into a major political catastrophe unless Haydn finds his missing virtuoso. Advance Praise: "Elegantly written and plotted, the reader will be hooked fr ...

AuthorNupur Tustin
A Problem With Donuts

Elizabeth loves donuts—maybe too much. When her Dad says, “No donuts today,” she pouts, smells the donuts next door, and sneaks in the donut shop. There she sees hundreds of donuts…whizzing by. Every kind she could imagine. And Elizabeth had to have one. But when she has MORE than one, strange and hilarious things happen. The book is illustrated and picture book length, but it is more than that. It has a graphic novel feel that will appeal to older children. The younger kids will like the fun text while adults and older children will be drawn to the clever illustrations and hidden features. The book has over 40 illustrations, a word search, and donut jokes. Fun for all ages.

AuthorBen Woodard
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A Romance for Christmas

A sweet feel-good holiday romance. It's Christmas Eve, and the end of a year in which everything Dara loves was lost. Everything but her little girl and a fierce determination to survive. When a cop brings Christmas to her door, he brings another gift she never expected to get.

Category:Romance Sweet
AuthorKayelle Allen
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A Scandalous Matter

The past is always present. Independent, spirited Amara Mattersley may live under scandal's shadow, but at least the nineteenth-century Regency society judging her is familiar. That’s all about to change when she finds herself in twenty-first-century Charlottesville, Virginia—and locking horns with one very befuddling, very male, UVA professor. Computer science professor Matthew Goodson has no time for love—no time for anything, actually, but his quest for tenure and his obsession with the screen. The last thing he expects is to get side-swiped by this adorably odd British miss. Yet something in her calls to him, pulls at him, in a way unknown—and uncomfortable. Can past and present blend together into a mutual future? Or will old wounds and new complications sabota ...

AuthorMargaret Locke
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A Second, Less Capable Head and Other Rogue Stories

A Tea Party activist discovers that he is growing another head. A playboy befriends a fickle female only six inches tall. A lonely librarian answers a matrimonial ad from a demonic farmer. Darkness abounds in James Hanna's cryptic stories. In these nineteen piercing tales, Hanna skewers the human comedy and makes reading dangerous again. "A Sinister sense of irony pervades the stories in this perverse, darkly fantastic anthology. Author James Hanna has a unique insight into the most curious aspects of the human condition and does not shy from exploring these to their shockingly logical conclusion. A Second, Less Capable Head is exceptionally memorable from beginning to end." - Midwest Book Review. "The mark of an author at the peak of his literary powers, there are scant few tales that won ...

AuthorJames Hanna
A Silence Heard - Book 3 in The Song of Forgetfulness Dystopian/Sci-fi Action Adventure Series

Trust no one - not even family. As filthy battles ensue and loved ones perish, Adara must sing The Song of Forgetfulness one last time if she is to save not only the Meeks, but all the folk of NotSoGreatBritAlbion, from a life of slavery and despair. There’s just one problem – Deogol.  ‘Exciting, fun, unique, and creative. The author is truly a gifted writer to be able to whip up something like this. Easily a must-read for dystopian adventure lovers out there.’ Adara and her friends infiltrate Agro headquarters ready to free the Meeks. But there is a traitor. Someone who is in league with the enemy. Someone close to home.  It’s a sickly wind that blows. Ash black and full of menace. Agros. Lots of them Feet pounding, shaking the earth, drawing closer. An unseen enemy equippe ...

Category:Science Fiction
AuthorNicola McDonagh
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A Sudden Gust of Gravity

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.

AuthorLaurie Boris
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A Witch's Dream World

Elizabeth has gone through so much lately with her mother's passing. Now she lives with her aunts and she has begun to have nightmares. Only her nightmares are not nightmares at all, but spirit walks. Elizabeth never knew she belonged to a family of witches that dates back centuries. It is believed that she is the strongest one of all. She never knew her father was alive or that she had a twin brother. Now she must learn about a world she never knew existed. She has to learn to embrace her heritage and figure out how to defeat the Council. They are conspiring to destroy the structure of coexisting in this new society that her ancient people hold dear. Night after night her dreams reveal so much more....but are they only dreams?

Category:Young Adult
AuthorCheryllynn Dyess
A Year And A Day

An Alien Worlds Romance-- A witch from the right side of the tracks finds herself needing a husband to help her save her planet and is paired with a hard-bitten soldier handpicked by a computer program. Katherine's world is in trouble. A bioweapon had killed or sterilized all the male colonists. Without an innovative solution, the colony is fated to die out within three generations. The Matchmaker Program locates a group of ex-soldiers without a planet and offers them a new home, pairing them with women willing to sacrifice all to save their colony from extinction. Lieutenant Zack Jackson doesn't have a home world anymore—it's a pile of radioactive ash. He desperately needs a new home for his five orphan dependents. When the Matchmaker Program chooses Katherine for him is it a match ...

AuthorGail Daley
A Year of Light and Shadows

Three romantic mysteries in one romance boxed set Book One: Palace of Deception From the heat of the Mediterranean.... When the Princess of Montverrier goes missing, Lizzie Smith takes on the acting job of her life. Alone and surrounded by intrigue in the Royal Palace, she relies on her quiet bodyguard, Léon. But who is he really protecting? Lizzie...or the Princess? Book Two: The Scottish Diamond To the heart of Scotland... Home in Scotland, Lizzie begins rehearsals for Macbeth and finds danger stalking her through the streets of Edinburgh. She turns to her former bodyguard, Léon, for help...and discovers a secret he'd do anything not to reveal . Epilogue: A Question by Torchlight (A Short Story) A story of mystery and romance... The approach of Hogmanay in Edinburgh means a ...

Category:Romance Sweet
AuthorHelena Fairfax
Abundant Grace: Book 5 of THE GRACE SEXTET

As WWII comes to an end, Grace Lampley returns to her beloved farmhouse in the south of France, only to learn that her work as an undercover agent has led to the physical devastation of her home and the surrounding countryside, leaving her life and future in shambles: mistrusted as a suspected collaborator, disliked and resented as a manipulative and greedy femme fatale, and targeted as a former OSS operative. Struggling to rebuild and find a place for herself in this new reality―with a former lover (an escaped POW) at her side--Grace has to somehow learn to navigate the Cold War turmoil that permeates every aspect of her new life. Her determination has been tested before, and she has persevered, time and time again ... but at what point do the reserves run dry? At what point is it simply ...

AuthorWeldon B. Durham
Acadia's Law: Book One, Undying Love Series

Rod "Ram" Ramaldi is a pro football quarterback newly arrived in the Twin Cities to begin the next phase of his career. Acadia King is a young widow out for the evening at a hotel cocktail bar. With nothing to lose, she's about to hook up for the first time in years with Rod, a perfect stranger--a perfectly hot and totally inappropriate much younger stranger. Acadia's also about to discover her inner badass when an infection that turns people into violent crazies begins to sweep across the nation and the hotel is ground zero! Suddenly, Acadia has everything left in life to lose. Determined to make it home and defend her farm, Acadia brings along a few survivors from the hotel, including Rod. But the infected aren’t the only deadly predators roaming the land. Can Acadia and Rod surviv ...

AuthorTracy Ellen
Accept this Dandelion

Renee Lockhart has her eye on a lofty goal…to fill the open position of morning radio show host at the station where she works. When her co-workers sign her up for a local TV version of The Bachelor, Renee goes along with it in order to raise her profile. Upon seeing her bumbling audition, Ben McConnell, one of the most eligible bachelors in town, insists that Renee be placed on the show. But Ben gets much more than he expected in Renee… he gets a girl who can’t seem to do anything right…and a girl he can’t seem to resist.

AuthorBrooke Williams
Accounting for Love - A Long Valley Romance

Is she the answer to his dreams ... or the person who will be forced to destroy them?He's a farmer, dammit, not a bookkeeper

When Stetson Miller inherits his father's farm in Idaho, he's too focused on crops and yields to pay attention to the financial side of things. The next thing he knows, he's got a stack of unpaid bills, the bank is threatening to foreclose ... and the auditor who's come to examine his accounts is the sexiest thing he's ever laid eyes on. But she's a city girl, just like the last one who left him at the altar. He'll guard his heart -- but he can't help wanting her.

She's checking him out ... in more ways than one

Jennifer Kendall doesn't mind a tough job, but the handsome Stetson is trouble of a ...

Category:Romance Western
AuthorErin Wright
Adella's Enemy

The War Between the States ended 5 years ago, but she still pursues her enemy… Rebel spy turned government rabble rouser Adella Willows receives her mission straight from a Washington senator—play havoc with the Katy Railroad & derail its bid to win the race. The senator craves wealth. Adella craves revenge. But her plans crumble into chaos when she enters a battle of wits with the railroad's foreman. An ocean separates him from his failures in Ireland, but he’s still haunted by those who died… Cormac McGrady’s sole desire is keeping his workmen safe their rivals. But the beautiful spy bedeviling his railroad needs protecting as well. Cormac must choose between winning the race & winning Adella's heart, while Adella must choose whether she lives for ...

AuthorJacqui Nelson
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After the Final Dandelion

After Renee Lockhart appeared on the local TV dating show "Accept this Dandelion" and found the love of her life, she thought she was done with TV. But when she hears that the entire city has bets on how soon she and her fiancé will break up, she is determined to show that their love is meant to last. When Mike, the KETO producer, approaches her about airing the wedding live, she jumps at the chance. Once she is set up with a famous wedding coordinator, plans take a turn for the worse and the simple wedding they wanted becomes the event of the year. In the meantime, Eva Merida is dealing with her own life changing opportunity. Though she’s in love with her boyfriend, who she met on the second season of the dating show, she can’t turn down the chance to investigate a Hollywood TV show when ...

AuthorBrooke Williams
Alexander's Blood Bride

Cat has never been a social butterfly. The only reason she even agreed to go to the stupid Halloween party was because her friend and room mate Shelly wanted to attend. When she gets spooked upon almost falling into bed with the host, she’s convinced it was all a big mistake. And what’s worse, now people are stalking her wherever she goes! Alexander Broderick has been hosting his annual Halloween parties for over a century. While his contemporaries use them as an excuse to engage in all kinds of debauchery, his own motives are more benign. He wants to converse, to get a feel for the times they live in through its people. But when Cat walks into his house, he forgets himself and is compelled to seduce her. There’s only one problem: she’s a so-called Blood Bride - a m ...

AuthorLorelei Moone
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ALEXIS

“Look at this way, you’re going to be an entirely new person.” “I didn’t know there was anything wrong with the person I am right now,” Alexis said coldly. And so, at age fifty-two her midlife journey begins. When her boss and his wife give Alexis weight loss surgery as an early Christmas bonus, it sets in motion a string of events no one could have foreseen. With the surgery comes the realization that anything is possible from losing weight, working out, a complete makeover, a new wardrobe, to men in her life for the first time. Each step is terrifying as time after time she’s forced to get out of her comfort zone because of all of the changes taking place. As the Alexis package becomes more appealing it brings with it an exotic sports car, a glam ...

AuthorDianne Harman
Alien Attachments

Can they survive the fall of the galactic empire? Finding one's psi-mate is something every Sandarian hopes for, but when Ian Cavacent accidentally starts the bonding process with the Earthling, Dani, he has to fight his desire with every ounce of his being. If the process is completed, it means both political and financial suicide for Ian and his family. A natural klutz, Dani somehow always manages to land on her feet and win her mixed martial arts matches. At home on Cat Island, her balance is thrown when bazillionaire Ian takes notice. Unfortunately some Torog aliens also take notice, sending her life spiraling out of control and into Ian's arms. But Dani isn't the type of woman to let alien voodoo decide her future or her mate...no matter how gorgeous the man is or how much ple ...

AuthorSabine Priestley
All Hallows' Eve Heist, Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery #3

Date night for Georgie Shaw and handsome detective Jack Wheeler goes terribly wrong. A botched heist at Marvelous Marley World has everyone scrambling as trigger-happy bad guys head for the Halloween celebration in Arcadia Park. With Hullabaloo-Boo in full swing, figuring out whodunit could take a little extra work. The Park is packed and everyone’s in costume. Will Jack and Georgie nab the faux-furred fiends before they can wreak more havoc or escape? Cozy mystery, romance, fun & recipes included!

Category:Mystery-Cozy
AuthorAnna Celeste Burke
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All My Love, Detrick

Detrick, a German boy, was born with every quality that the Nazi's considered superior, this would ensure his future as a leader of Adolph Hitler’s coveted Aryan race. But on his 7th birthday, an unexpected event changed the course of his destiny forever. As the Nazis rose to power, Detrick was swept into a life filled with secrets, enemies, betrayals, alliances and danger at every turn. However, in spite of the horrors and the terror surrounding him, Detrick would find a single flicker of light. He would discover the greatest gift of all, the gift of everlasting love.

AuthorRoberta Kagan
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All the Broken Places (The Healing Edge, #1)

All of Cate’s problems are in her head. That may be her greatest strength. Cate Duncan is a promising young therapist, dedicated to her work. But after her mother’s suicide, she is seized by a paralyzing depression. To save her job, Cate agrees to enter a program with Dr. Angeline MacGregor, run by her stern son, Ben, and housed in a repurposed church. Cate doesn’t quite understand what the program entails, but she soon learns that the skills she will develop there may not only help her learn how to cope with her own problems, but will also lead her to a much greater purpose. The MacGregor Group is a collection of alternative healers whose unconventional approaches include crystals, aura reading and psychics. They know that their life’s work invites skepticism, and ...

AuthorAnise Eden
All the King's-Men

More than a hundred years ago, a king declared that all geniuses, scientists and inventors were abominations, save for those willing to become his Conventioneers. His edict spread like wildfire through the kingdoms, and drove the hunted into the arms of the secret societies, the Tub and the Fare. Decades later, having taken control of the remains of the crushed Fare, a young Marcus Pieman follows up on rumors of a homeless, teenage Abominator in his city. When the scared Nikolas Klaus looked up at Marcus for the first time, a tremendous bond was forged. A betrayal leads Tee to a showdown with her greatest foe. Who breaks and who lays bleeding in the middle of nowhere? And Mounira learns the truth about the once great inventor, Christophe Creangle.

Category:Young Adult
AuthorAdam Dreece
All the Wounds in Shadow (The Healing Edge, #2)

Cate's enemies aren't just surrounding her―they're inside her head. Therapist Cate Duncan has just accepted a job with the MacGregor Group, a unique collective of alternative healers. She’s excited by the prospect of honing her empathic healing techniques among others like herself―aura readers, telepaths, crystal healers, and more. The fact that Cate just started dating Ben, her magnetic new boss, is an added bonus. Before Cate can settle into her new routine, the poisoning of a prominent neuroscientist draws the entire MacGregor Group into both a federal investigation and an even more insidious threat. Protected by Ben’s former Marine Corps unit, Cate and her colleagues must use their alternative healing methods to solve the crime as their patient clings to life. The responsib ...

AuthorAnise Eden
Along Came a Wolf (The Yellow Hoods #1)

In a world where the steam engine is about to be invented, our fairy tales and rhymes are their real world events and people. Meet the secret societies the Tub, lead by a butcher, baker and candle-stick maker, and the Fare, lead by the Piemans. Book 1 - Along Came a Wolf Nikolas Klaus, brilliant inventor and loving grandfather, is the target of someone seeking to steal the first ever steam engine plans. His daughter, Tee, and her two best friends, are caught in the middle and come together as the Yellow Hoods. While their lives be lost because of secrets Klaus was hoping to keep buried? A hit with ages 9-15, and adults. The series gets more intense as it goes. The Yellow Hoods books 1 & 2 were finalists for Book of the Year in Teen/Young Adult and Fantasy - Independent Authors Network' ...

Category:Young Adult
AuthorAdam Dreece
Along the Garden Path

This is a story about Addison Erhard, an affluent young seventeen-year-old growing up in McLean, Virginia, who feels pressured to be successful. She wants to be a journalist who makes an impact on the world. In order to attend her dream school of Columbia University, she must break the state track record, and write an incredible story for her school's magazine. Her family is split in their support, the pressure in the community and from her father is to attend an Ivy League school, to become a successful lawyer, doctor, politician or banker; her father would like her to become a banker. Her mother, an artist who does not fit in with the McLean society as well as her father, supports her desire to follow her dreams. She meets a boy, Mason Gentry, who wants to buck high society McLean by fol ...

Category:Young Adult
AuthorChalotte Peyton
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Alpha Fighter

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.

AuthorAva Ashley
Alpha Squad: Boot Camp

AuthorLorelei Moone
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 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 s ...

AuthorBethany Lopez
Am I the Killer?

Peter, a brain-injured veteran with a motive, is arrested for murder. The victim bullied Peter throughout his youth, and, on the night of the murder, he discovered the bully stole his fianceé while Peter served overseas. Detective Luca leads the investigation but believes the marine's inability to recall events on the fateful night are injury related and not an attempt by Peter to hide the truth. As political pressure to solve the case rises, Luca pursues other leads but evidence points at Peter. Even his brother, Vinny, who dropped everything to help his injured brother recover, begins to question Peter’s guilt. Peter's lawyers, faced with a client either unwilling or unable to assist in his own defense, recommend he cop a plea. Frustrated, Luca attempts to move on but is hau ...

Category:Mystery-Crime
AuthorDan Petrosini
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Ambassador 1: Seeing Red

24 October 2114: the day that shocked the world. Young diplomat Cory Wilson narrowly escapes death in the assassination of President Sirkonen. No one claims responsibility but there is no doubt that the attack is extraterrestrial. Cory was meant to start work as a representative to Gamra, the alien organisation that governs the FTL transport network, but now his new job may well be scrapped in anger. Worse, as Earth uses military force to stop any extraterrestrials coming or leaving, as 200,000 extraterrestrial humans are trapped on Earth, as the largest army in the galaxy prepares to free them by force, only Cory has the experience, language skills, and contacts to solve the crime. But he's broke, out of a job, and a long way from Earth.

Category:Science Fiction
AuthorPatty Jansen
Ambassador's Bride

In a dystopian future where humans have foolishly squandered Earth’s natural resources, the few remaining people are becoming desperate. Crowded in huge underground cities, they’ve finally come to the end of the line and they must decide whether or not they will trade the only valuable resource Earth has left... Women. Being the daughter of a wealthy diplomat, Rose is blissfully ignorant of how the less fortunate live. Desperate to escape to a planet where she can enjoy the sun on her face and swim in clear unpolluted oceans, she vows to make herself the first bride to be mated to off-worlders. When the Krylon delegation arrives, she realizes that in addition to being good stewards of their planet, eager for female companionship, and polite to a fault, the Krylon males are also ...

AuthorC.J. Scarlett
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Ambrosia by the Sea

Celia Langford lost her perfect life in the ultimate betrayal—not only was her late husband a cheat, he left her with a mountain of debt and no self-confidence. She poured her grief into cooking, determined to start new and heal by the sea. She meets Dax Smith, local dive shop owner, and pure-bred South Florida native. The wrong city girl left a bad taste in his mouth, so he's stayed clear of all matters of the heart. His father is ill, her business is not going as planned. But their uncontrollable attraction toward one another makes anything seem possible.

AuthorTraci Hall
Anarchy, Stone Legacy Series 4

A single mistake has torn Jayden's life down the middle, leaving him at a crossroads... After an ancient Mayan ceremony goes horribly wrong, Jayden is left to face reality--the girl he once loved is pledged to another. At his breaking point, he steals a cab to leave behind the group of enchanted descendants, this time for good. When Hawa--a beautiful but lethal acquaintance--decides to call shotgun, his only choice is to take her along for the ride. He'd be glad to have the company...if it were anyone but her. He only knows her by occasionally sharing a hallway in Renato's huge estate in Belize. It's clear she has a perma-chip in her shoulder, and they have absolutely nothing in common. So he thinks... With no cash and nowhere to stay, Hawa leads him into the heart of Guatemala City to an ...

AuthorTheresa DaLayne
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Ancient Illumination

During the days of Cro-magnon beings of pure light come to Earth discovering the primitive human race. They decide to enlighten the wayward people but one of the aliens decides it is a wasted effort and experiments on them instead. For his treachery he is exiled to Earth, stripped of his ability to leave, tasked with completing the enlightenment of humankind to be free again. Millennia later man has been mutated into various other races,and become embroiled in war. The key to ending their now galaxy wide conflict will be finding this ancient being of light who is disguised and still living among them!

Category:Science Fiction
AuthorRod Van Blake
Andromeda's Fall (Shadowcat Nation #1)

Andromeda Reynolds is being hunted. After witnessing her mother’s violent death at the hands of a pack of wolf shifters, Andie has devoted her life to protecting her community of cougar shifters from a similar fate. But now, a greater threat lies within her own dare, and she must run. If she stays, Kyle Carstairs will force their mating, seeking the added political power their union would provide.
 

 

Andie would rather chew off her own foot than end up with Kyle. Though, knowing him, she won’t live long either way. Andie’s only hope of survival is to mate Jaxon Keller, the Alpha of the Keller Dare with which she is seeking asylum. But before she can get to him, Andie must first go through A.J., one of the Alpha’s Protectors.
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AuthorAbigail Owen
Angels In Mourning

Can a Throwback Noir Hard-Boiled P.I. survive in today's world? Can a dead man tell a tale? Summoned early one morning to an apartment by the NYPD,Gabriel Storm learns his best friend, Broadway producer Scotty Granger, is dead. Police say Granger was murdered in a botched burglary attempt. Unwilling to accept the NYPD's take on the crime, Storm pursues the mysterious killer into the underbelly of Broadway's high finance, the dangerous world of pimps, gangsters, the Mafia and through the halls of the U.S. Senate, where he learns how even a dead man cannot keep a secret.

Category:Mystery-Crime
AuthorDavid Wind
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Another Tribe

Julii, a beautiful, insecure and victimized Tennessee Indian is caught up in the white man's world after saving the life of a Confederate captain wounded at the battle of Shiloh.

Overcoming great disadvantage, cruel prejudice and bitter persecution, Julii harnesses her intrinsic genius to become the Confederate States’ most aggressive blockade-runner.

Using conspiracy, manipulation and bribery to punish those who wronged her, Julii sets off a chain of events that leads to General Sherman burning down Atlanta, his infamous “March to the sea”, and a total Union victory, while condemning her to suffer for even mor ...

Category:Directory
AuthorSimon Rumney
Aranya (Shapeshifter Dragons Book 1)

Chained to a rock and tossed off a cliff by her boyfriend, Aranya is executed for high treason against the Sylakian Empire. Falling a league into the deadly Cloudlands is not a fate she ever envisaged. But what if she did not die? What if she could spread her wings and fly? Long ago, Dragons ruled the Island-World above the Cloudlands. But their Human slaves cast off the chains of Dragonish tyranny. Humans spread across the Islands in their flying Dragonships, colonising, building and warring. Now, the all-conquering Sylakians have defeated the last bastion of freedom–the Island-Kingdom of Immadia. Evil has a new enemy. Aranya, Princess of Immadia. Dragon Shapeshifter.

Category:Young Adult
AuthorMarc Secchia
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Avanaux: A Hickory Lace scifi-fantasy quest (The Prosperine Trilogy Book 1)

In the 22nd Century, an ancient prophesy reveals that a Messiah will appear on an alien planet at the end of days. The Alien Corps is formed to search the Galaxy for signs, but eighty years on they've found nothing... Hickory Lace is sent to the planet Prosperine to investigate rumours of a miracle worker known as the Teacher. Before she can complete her mission, she discovers a plot by the non-aligned planets to seize Prosperine's priceless resources for faster-than-light travel. Hickory must find a way to stop the aliens and at the same time determine who the Teacher is. Avanaux: A Hickory Lace sci-fi fantasy quest is part 1 in the Prosperine Trilogy. If you enjoy reading original, quest-oriented sci-fi, filled with action and adventure and with a great cast of alien characters, then you ...

Category:Science Fiction
AuthorPJ McDermott
Avendui 5ive

Biomechanically enhanced Humans called Series Teks are cogs in the machine of a distant future world. Each Series serves a purpose and Teks are designed, enhanced, and genetically coded to fulfill that role. When Avendui 5ive finds herself unable to perform to expectations, what will become of her? What is the fate of a broken machine, even if they are, underneath it all, still people? A stand alone story in the Jakkattu Universe!

Category:Science Fiction
AuthorP.K. Tyler
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Awakening Macbeth

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 hi ...

AuthorCarmen Amato
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Baby Sheep Gets a Haircut

Poor baby sheep has never had a haircut. When the farmer finally gives him a much-needed trim, he gets to see the farm for the very first time. The problem is...he doesn't know what his mommy look like or where to find her!

AuthorBrooke Williams
Back Again

HOW MANY TIMES CAN YOU WATCH YOUR CHILD DIE TO SAVE THEIR LIFE? All her life Dawn has been troubled by lost time. She awakens suddenly in strange places far away from her last conscious memory. Kylie's over her dead-end job. As she drives away from the worst work day ever, she picks up her cell to send a text, a decision that will change her life when Dawn's and her world collide. The ensuing tragic accident takes Dawn's only child, but ten days later, inexplicably, her lost time becomes a gift, when she finds herself back again on the morning of the accident. Now Dawn can save her son and change fate. Only one problem ... fate doesn't want to be changed.

Category:Science Fiction
AuthorSusan May
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Backwards into the Future

Everyone knows you can’t go back. Everyone except Mary apparently, because here she is, back in her old hometown. That’s because of Kui, and Ana. One of them is pushing her, the other is holding back, and between the two there’s much to be resolved. The plum tree and the manuka have both gone, but a lemon tree thrives. The mystery surrounding the Marakihau may never be solved, but if Ana returns too some things from the past can be recovered. Can’t they?

AuthorBronwyn Elsmore
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Bad Medicine

Lizzie Hart is overjoyed that six whole months have passed without a single murder in the sleepy town of Liberty. It's also been six months since Blake Morgan heartlessly dumped her, but she's determined to get over him. She's slimmed down, ready to party, and injury-free, except for a little nagging pain in her ankle. She's also very single, but her friends are doing everything in their power to fix that--including setting her up on one disastrous blind date after another. Lizzie's reprieve is short-lived when an old friend of hers is found dead from an apparent drug overdose. She wants to write it off as bad behavior after having seen the guy cheating on his wife with the new chiropractor in town. However, when she sees that same chiropractor playing doctor with another man who ends u ...

Category:Mystery-Cozy
AuthorCaroline Fardig
Baksheesh (Bribes)

A covert operative is ready for a new life outside of international espionage. But her enemies are far from willing to let her go…

She spied for her country, blackmailed her president, and ran from more threats than she can remember. But when the love of her life proposes, covert agent Cassandra Sashakovich is finally ready to settle down. Unfortunately her past is not quite ready to let her walk away. 
Category:Suspense-Thriller

AuthorDS Kane
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Balancing on Blue

Every year several thousand people attempt to hike all 2180 miles of the Appalachian Trail in the eastern United States. Being the first of the big three hikes in America, it is where long-distance hikers go to cut their teeth. Keith Foskett has another reason. Dromomania, or the uncontrollable urge to wander, has been part of his life since childhood. Hiking is his chosen method to placate the wanderlust. Accompanied by an array of eclectic characters including a world champion juggler, a drug dealer, an Everton fan whose visa is expiring and a sex-starved builder from Minnesota, his experience is far from normal. Battling a fear of snakes, bears, being in the woods after dark and his own demons, it's physically exhausting -- as well as a psychologically challenging. His adventure weaves ...

Category:Non-Fiction
AuthorKeith Foskett
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Banished Love (Banished Saga, Book One)

Free-Spirited… Clarissa Sullivan dreams for more from life than sipping tepid tea in stifling parlors in Victorian Boston. She defies her family’s wishes, continuing to teach poor immigrant children in Boston’s West End, finding a much-needed purpose to her life. Radical… As a suffragette, Clarissa is considered a firebrand radical no man would desire. For why should women want the vote when men have sheltered women from the distasteful aspects of politics and law? Determined… When love blossoms between Clarissa and Gabriel McLeod, a struggling cabinetmaker, her family objects. Clarissa’s love and determination will be tested as she faces class prejudices, manipulative family members and social convention in order to live the life she desires with the ...

Category:Romance Sweet
AuthorRamona Flightner
Barbecue and Bad News

Welcome to Adams Grove…where the barbecue isn’t the only thing that sizzles. Savannah Dey politely agreed to attend her ex-husband’s wedding, but she’d be grateful for any reason to get out of it…which is why the speeding ticket from the handsome sheriff of Adams Grove is both a surprise and a reprieve. With one quick call to her editor, the aspiring columnist finds herself with a new assignment and the perfect excuse to get closer to the man who pulled her over. Now, all she needs is a way to deal with all the bad memories the small town dredges up… Sheriff Scott Calvin can’t forget the woman who set off his radar, but he’s determined to send Savannah on her way. He’s done making bad choices, and this beautiful city gal is sure to l ...

AuthorNancy Naigle
Beachcomber Heat

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.

AuthorStephanie Queen
Beachcomber Investigations

Beachcomber Investigations - Book One A romantic detective series novel Ex-special ops legend Dane Blaise is desperate to recruit Shana George away from Scotland Yard to partner with him in his new venture, Beachcomber Investigations. She has impressive skills and if he’s honest, he needs her to keep him grounded. But most of all, Dane wants to keep Shana on the island of Martha's Vineyard because he can't get past his insane longing for her. Shana’s boss David Young forces her to decide on the spot when he assigns an important case to Beachcomber Investigations. She chooses to partner with Dane, going with her gut--or more accurately her heart--rather than her brains. They may be good partners in crime-fighting, but they are all wrong for each other in every other way possible. He's s ...

AuthorStephanie Queen
Beachcomber Trouble

from USA Today Bestselling Author Stephanie Queen Book 3 in the Beachcomber Investigations series BEACHCOMBER TROUBLE Out of the blue, ex-special ops legend Dane Blaise receives a CIA coded message for Trouble. It's a call to action to help an old associate and friend of his—Oscar. Dane didn't know that his young and gorgeous partner Shana George, ex-Scotland Yard detective, knew the CIA man too. Even though they both suspected Oscar’s CIA handler was not exactly trustworthy, they answered the call to help their friend. But Dane had no idea that the trap was set and the trouble was about to go from bad to the worst possible ever ...

AuthorStephanie Queen
Beauties of the Beast

The Lady in Red’s revenge against the Piemans is nearly complete, and soon there will be no one to stop her. She’s ready for anything, except for the return of her long dead son. But is it really him? Tee watches as the airships rain down fiery destruction. She adjusts the rocket-pack’s leather straps and glances over her shoulder. Her friends might never forgive her, but she can’t stand idly by any longer. In a blink, she’s thrown into the air. Then, the unthinkable happens—the rocket-pack comes off. Who’s the new Yellow Hood? Who dies? And are the Piemans really down for the count? Beauties of the Beast continues the thrilling ride from All the King’s-Men and will have you punching the air with joy and biting your nails in angst.

Category:Young Adult
AuthorAdam Dreece
Beautiful Ruin

Given a second chance at first love, will two wounded souls risk their hearts once more? A good archaeologist always finds what he’s digging for… Mina Winslow buys her ancestral home with plans to restore the house to the beautiful sanctuary it once was, but she soon discovers more than she bargained for when she's reunited with a man from her past. The one man she never stopped longing for. Renowned archaeologist, Noah Nolan, swore he’d never return to the small town where he spent his adolescence. But his brief stay on the remote island in Lake Michigan becomes complicated when he agrees to complete a short-term excavation project, only to realize the site belongs to the woman who inexplicably rejected him years before. A woman he’s never forgotten – or for ...

AuthorAmy Olle
Behind the Altar

Leah Bryant’s life satisfies all her needs. Her engagement to Jacob Davis, minister of the Sunshine Church, gives her the security she requires after living on the streets during her teenage years. She runs a food kitchen out of the church for homeless vets who are living on the banks of Deer River. All is perfect until the day her future mother-in-law Geraldine tells her the church is shutting down the kitchen, and Dean”"Jacob’s brother”"rides his Harley into her heart. Leah’s world begins to crumble as she falls into Dean’s muscular and tattooed arms and discovers the passion she's never known.

AuthorPC Zick
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Behind the Bar

Susie and Reggie return to the Behind the Love Trilogy as the main characters in this romance. Susie and Reggie have been together since high school. When they watch good friends Dean and Leah find happiness, they both know something in their relationship must change. Susie believes that means marriage; she didn't expect it to be Reggie deciding they needed a break from one another. While on break, a handsome publisher comes back to Victory to sweep Susie off her feet, while the voluptuous Sally Jean works her charms on Reggie. Meanwhile, the Victory Tavern owned by Reggie grows into a star attraction for the town. Dean and Leah help, and Susie's sister Lisa returns home and provides Susie some much needed answers to the questions about their father. Reggie nearly loses everything in a bet ...

AuthorPC Zick
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Behind the Curtain

When Lisa Williams returns to her hometown of Victory, Florida, with a producer of reality TV shows, not everyone is happy to see her, particularly her sister, Susie. Lisa finds herself at odds with everyone in town, even her close friend Tommy who tries to understand and support her dreams of becoming a star. When Tommy is assigned to cover the show's filming as a reporter for the Tampa Tribune, he finds himself at odds with Lisa who he's beginning to think of as more than a friend. Sally Jean returns to the Behind the Love series as Lisa's best friend. But the show threatens to tear them apart as well when the producer wants to make Sally Jean the star rather than Lisa. As Lisa finds herself losing everyone in her life, Tommy struggles to remain her friend, hoping she'll realize that ...

AuthorPC Zick
Behind the Walls

There’s something hidden behind the walls of the hurricane damaged house Jolie bought in her New Jersey beach town. Something someone seems willing to kill for. After Jolie and Scoobie find a small sack of jewelry as they do a mold attack on her bungalow, Jolie is pursued by a purse thief and a burglar. But the guy she’s most worried about is the one who left an elderly auctioneer dead on her porch swing. Are they willing to kill again to get to the hidden riches? Her friends and local police warn her to butt out, but that’s just encouragement for a woman who likes to get to the bottom of things. Jolie wrestles with fear as she tries to get her cat, Jazz, to feel at home in the new house. Maybe an unexpected visitor can be a substitute for Aunt Madge’s golden retrie ...

Category:Mystery-Crime
AuthorElaine L. Orr
Beset & Bewildered

I used to be someone who was in control of her life. I was an adult. Responsible and mature. But then I took over the Angel Network, my sister’s demon quashing business, and my life just went to hell…literally! Part of the problem is, of course, my new partner, Slayer. He’s cocky and opinionated and just so…male. Forget that when he’s nearby my body just about melts with desire. Forget that it’s nearly impossible for us to work together. Forget that dealing with dark worlders on a daily basis is death to my better nature. I just want to prove to Astra that I can run her business as well or even better than she did. But I can’t catch a break. What are the chances that one of my first clients would be the Queen of the Hellhounds and that she would ...

AuthorSam Cheever
Between Heaven and Hell

On a trail full of danger, will he guide her to heaven or hell? Hannah knows one thing the moment she enters Fort Leavenworth—she's arrived in Hell. But inside is the means to a new life, a position as a scout on a wagon train bound for the Western Territories. All she has to do is convince the wagon master, Paden Callahan, she's the right person for the job. After his wife was murdered by the Comanche, Paden let his work as a Texas Ranger consume him. Now he wants nothing more than to disappear into the West. Unfortunately, the one man he can't refuse has asked him to guide a wagon train across thousands of miles of Indian land. But Paden's greatest challenge turns out to be Hannah, a woman his heart won't allow him to ignore even though she was raised by an enemy he hates.

AuthorJacqui Nelson
Between Home and Heartbreak

Who is Eldorado Jane? Long-lost friend or scheming superstar? Plain Jane Dority vanished while riding in a storm beside her childhood best friend. 18 years later, Wild West trick-riding superstar Eldorado Jane returns to claim her birthright: the Dority homestead now owned by the steadfast Texan who never forgot Jane or forgave himself for her disappearance. Lewis Adams would give anything to see his friend come home, but he's certain Eldorado Jane isn't his Jane. So why does this mesmerizing woman—with the talent and fame to have anything she desires—want the remote patch of land that he loves? There's only one way to find out: accept a wager with a deceiver who holds the power to bring back his friend or break his heart. The outcome rests in her hands. Or does it?

AuthorJacqui Nelson
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Between Love and Lies

Sadie Sullivan lost everything when a herd of longhorn cattle bound for Dodge City trampled and destroyed her farm. Now she works in Dodge—one of the most wicked and lawless towns in the West—at the Northern Star saloon. But her survival in this new world of sin and violence depends on maintaining a lie so deadly it could end her life before the town of Dodge can. The one man capable of unraveling all of Sadie's secrets is Noah Ballantyne, the Texan rancher whose herd destroyed her home. Back in town and taking up the role of deputy alongside legendary lawman Bat Masterson, Noah vows he won't leave until he's made things right. But with the saloon’s madam unwilling to release Sadie and a rich cattle baron wanting her as well, the odds aren’t in favor of finding love ...

Category:Romance Western
AuthorJacqui Nelson
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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

Assistant DA, Jenna James took an oath to uphold the law, administer justice, deter crime and ensure the safety of the community. Her job isn’t easy, but it has always been black and white—criminals versus victims. Now she is the victim, and the very system she’s fought to uphold is suddenly corrupt, the lines between good and bad are blurred and her world has turned upside down. She’s always known that world existed—a world of power so immense that a single phone call can result in people disappearing or political offices being vacated, a world where doctors are available at a moment’s notice. She’s never been part of that world—never wanted to be. The body count is rising, and unless she finds proof beyond a reasonable doubt against a corru ...

AuthorLinda S. Prather
Beyond Dead

Dead less than twenty-four hours, with a job that doesn’t pay, a fashion disaster for a uniform and more afterlife rules than she can shake a stick at, Bridget Sway thinks it’s as bad as it can get. And then she finds a dead ghost stuffed in her locker. Since the police are desperate to arrest her for murder, Bridget’s new best friend convinces her the only way to save herself from an eternity in prison is to solve the murder themselves. With a handsome parole officer watching her every move, an outlaw ghost befriending her and two persistent mediums demanding her attention, solving the murder is not quite as easy as it sounds. And when “murder” turns into “murders” Bridget needs to solve the case … before she becomes the next dead body stuf ...

AuthorJordaina Sydney Robinson
Beyond the Bars

Beyond the Bars is a tense story carried out with the classic ‘Rashomon effect’, in which multiple-viewpoint characters go through similar events, each with a different experience. Nadia…a frantic mom searches for her missing daughter amid a bus explosion before her eyes. Brody…the Midwest rookie cop who tries to tame the crowds while checking in on his own family and newfound love. Jonathan…a New Yorker residing in a maximum security prison orchestrating events on the other side of the bars. Father Michael…the priest with talents for reaching people no one else can touch. Constantine…an individual seeing all of the events in spirit form, trying to change the way things unfold. Watch these character’s worlds merge and intersect as all of ...

AuthorBrooke Williams
Bind

Book one in The Donovan Dynasty series Only one man can help her. Is she willing to pay his price? Faced with the potentially overwhelming loss of her family’s fortune, Lara Bertrand turns to the one man who can help her, the gorgeous and powerful Connor Donovan. She knows he’s dangerous to her on every level. Only desperation would drive her to make such a risky proposition. After all, she knows all about his ruthless nature and relentless determination to succeed. When the classy, elegant Lara walks into his office with an outrageous proposal, Connor is stunned and more than a little intrigued. Ever since he first met her, he’s been attracted to the cool beauty, but she’s more than kept her distance. Connor is absolutely willing to help her out. For a price. He no ...

AuthorSierra Cartwright
Birthright, Stone Legacy Series 5

Born as a damned soul, Arwan has fought his entire life to embrace the path of virtue--even when his inner beast makes it impossible to forget... Through the will of the heaven deities, Arwan has been chosen to bond with Zanya, the Stone Guardian, in the most sacred of Mayan rituals. But there are some who cannot accept their bond. And when Zanya's mother, Eleuia, realizes what has happened, she makes one thing exceedingly clear--he is not, nor will he ever be, one of them. With an unsure future, Arwan leads Zanya into the heart of Mexico... After being exiled from the group for their bond, Arwan brings Zanya to where his life began--his childhood home. When ancient Mayan inscriptions unlock shocking secrets of his origin, they tear away everything he believes to be true. The tree of life ...

AuthorTheresa DaLayne
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Black Diamond

Camille Blackwell, an undercover FBI agent, poses as a jewelry purchaser in an international diamond trading company in hopes of identifying the domestic players in a vicious rebel group suspected of trafficking conflict diamonds. The Bureau requests CIA renegade Marc Fulton’s assistance with sweeping international intelligence to identify the major rebel organizations with finances and stateside connections strong enough to evade criminal prosecution, despite Camille’s objections. Sparks fly when Marc and Camille meet, their attraction is instant and tense. However, both resolve to focus on the case. But when Camille receives an encrypted memory stick from a murdered co-worker Marc may be the only person she can trust. "Black Diamond" is the eagerly anticipated debut novel by ...

AuthorJa'Nese Dixon
Black Magic Man

NOTE! Graphic sexual situations and content. In the village of La Souf, Jean Louis is known as “Black Magic Man,” but his feats of magic as a sorcerer are nothing compared to the abilities he keeps hidden from human eyes. Jean Louis is under the tutelage of a Master Magician, and telepathy is only one of his many talents. It’s a talent that leads him to beautiful, sensual Solange Esnard, who instantly triggers all Jean’s primal urges. He recognizes in Lange the spirit of his long-gone love, but convincing her of that will take every bit of skill and talent he has, maybe even his death. Solange has known about the powers of the Black Magic Man ever since she was a child. She has no reason to believe she would attract the attention of one, especially one as powerful as Jean Louis. ...

AuthorJu Ephraime
Black Orchid (Svatura #4)

Only oblivion can stop her pain. Adelaide Jenner feels nothing…she is completely numb inside. Her fated love abandoned her and joined their enemy. On that day, her sister turned off all Adelaide’s emotions in order to save her from a heartbreak that could push her over the edge of sanity. But the great power she claims, wielded without compassion or love, can only lead to more pain.
 

 

Nate Pierce believes Adelaide used her extraordinary powers to deceive him all these years. So he destroyed a relationship he thought to be false and hungers for revenge. Now, Nate serves Maddox, unaware that his new leader is using him as a pawn in a bid to enslave or kill all Svatura.
 

 

The only hope of finally defeating Maddox is for Adelai ...

AuthorAbigail Owen
Blades of Passion

"She thinks she’s got skills? Wait until she sees mine!"



Jessica

They call him the next Wayne Gretzky but he’s just another stuck up college jock to me. Jake ...

Category:New Adult
AuthorJulia Gardener
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Blast of the Dragon's Fury (And Smithson, Book One)

Video games don’t train you for real-world dragon fighting. 100+ five-star reviews. Experience it for yourself! Andy Smithson just found out how much the zap of a wizard's curse can sting. But after an epically bad day, he finds wizards are the least of his problems. An otherworldly force draws him to a medieval world where fire-breathing dragons, deranged pixies, and vengeful spirits are the way of things. Trading his controller for a sword of legend, Andy embarks upon an epic quest to break a centuries-old curse oppressing the land. It isn't chance that plunges him into the adventure though, for he soon discovers ancestors his parents have kept hidden from him are behind the curse. Blast of the Dragon's Fury is a coming-of-age, epic fantasy adventure featuring fast-paced action, sw ...

AuthorLinda Lee
Bloodridge

To find justice for those he loved, a man finds himself at the center of a dangerous global conspiracy… When Jon Sommers finds out his fiancé Lisa Gabriel died in a terrorist bomb attack, he is visited by spymaster, Yigdal Ben-Levy, who throws Jon’s life into chaos, when he tells him that Lisa was not a fellow graduate student but a Mossad spy sent to bring him to Israel. Ben-Levy convinces Jon to seek justice for Lisa’s murder by joining Mossad and going after Tariq Houmaz, her killer. Shortly after training, Jon’s entire new team is executed by the bomb maker, who murdered Lisa, and only Jon escapes the massacre. As he leaves the scene, Jon finds himself captured, threatened and turned into a double agent for MI-6. When his Mossad handler, Ben-Levy learns ...

AuthorDS Kane
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Bloodridge

To find justice for those he loved, a man finds himself at the center of a dangerous global conspiracy…

When Jon Sommers finds out his fiancé Lisa Gabriel died in a terrorist bomb attack, he is visited by spymaster, Yigdal Ben-Levy, who throws Jon’s life into chaos, when he tells him that Lisa was not a fellow graduate student but a Mossad spy sent to bring him to Israel. Ben-Levy convinces Jon to seek justice for Lisa’s murder by joining Mossad an ...

AuthorDS Kane
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Blue Coyote Motel

Would you take an anti-aging hormone? What if you could keep your youth? If someone you knew was terrified of aging, and you'd invented the hormone, would you give it to them? Even if it meant discovery would cause you to lose your chance of winning the Nobel Prize? Blue Coyote Motel is a suspense love story which begins in the barrios of Southern California and spans the globe in such diverse locations as Provence, South America, and the Himalayas. The beautiful Latina, Maria, and her husband, Jeffrey, a scientist fired from a prestigious laboratory, struggle to build a new life in a remote Southern California desert areas as owners of the motel. Along with the anti-aging hormone, Jeffrey invents a "feel-good" wonder drug to help Maria with her depression. As Jeffrey becomes insane he beg ...

Category:Mystery-Cozy
AuthorDianne Harman
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Blue Violet (Svatura #1)

When fairy tales turn into nightmares… Ellie Aubrey has spent most of her unnaturally long life hiding her extraordinary abilities from the world. On the run from the shapeshifting wolves who murdered her family, she risks discovery in order to secretly watch over another group of similarly gifted people, determined they won’t suffer the same fate.
 

 

Alex Jenner has come home to protect his family from an unknown danger lurking in the woods. Suspicious of the new girl in town, he challenges Ellie in ways that will spark one of two possible outcomes: they’ll spontaneously combust, or she’ll lose control of the one power she’s fought so hard to contain.
 

 

In this fairy tale, the dragon the prince must slay i ...

AuthorAbigail Owen
Bluebeard's Curse

This is a 26k words paranormal romance in a historical setting. The novella is a fresh new take on the classic folktale Bluebeard and contains a couple of explicit sex scenes (no kink/BDSM, etc.)  

The blurb:

King Eric Thorsen, also known as Bluebeard, is once more widowed. Like all the others before her, his late wife succumbed to the lure of the curse that plagues him and threatens the realm. Willing maidens gather at the castle in the hope of becoming the next Queen. However, that title comes with a ...

Category:Directory
AuthorRegine Abel
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Boots and Bedlam

'Tis the Season for Chaos Wedding bells will soon be ringing in the Lowcountry. All Sam Sweeney wants is to marry her man on Christmas Eve surrounded by family and friends. But emerging complications, some humorous and some not so humorous, threaten to converge and derail the best-laid plans during the busy stretch between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Amidst the chaos—dealing with real estate, planning a wedding, running a seafood market, honoring traditions, and contending with teenagers—even the weather rears its head when the weatherman forecasts a white Christmas. Never has family support been more needed, but will it be enough to restore order and save the day? Escape to the Lowcountry this Christmas where romance, intrigue, and holiday merrymaking await you.

AuthorAshley Farley
Born of The Veil

The dead are all around us. Tara can see them, hear them, and help them. All her life she has battled with this gift...curse. Only her mother and best friend know the truth. Then she meets a stranger in a historic graveyard and he changes her life in ways she never could have imagined. Tara was born already a member of a secret society known as The Veil. They are immortal and their mission is to help everyone they can. She is shown how to handle her gifts and discovers even more on her journey. With the gift of immortality, Tara still battles one curse that has been there her entire life. Demons! Demons have tried to attack her as long as she can remember. Can she learn to use her gifts? Can she trust those around her? Can she conquer her nightmares? Can she finally be free?

Category:Fantasy
AuthorCheryllynn Dyess

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