Regan McHenry, is a Santa Cruz realtor, whose work puts her in the midst of mystery, mayhem and even murder. The amateur crime solver uses tools and techniques she’s learned during her career and skills she’s honed as a keen observer of human nature to solve mysteries ─ just not always soon enough to stay out of trouble. She’s aided in her sleuthing by her husband, Tom Kiley, a former computer programmer and by her friend Dave Everett, a cop reassigned as a police public relations ombudsman after losing an eye in the line of duty. A seller disappears before signing a grant deed. He turns up dead, and his nephew, a realtor Regan has known for years, becomes a person of interest in his death. She’s convinced the authorities focus is all wrong and sets out to prove it. Then there’s a second death in the neighborhood. When it’s ruled accidental, Regan again finds herself at odds with the police. She thinks its murder and even thinks she knows who the murderer is ─ but she has to unravel past secrets before anyone will take her seriously. And, the problem is, she doesn’t want to be right.
It’s not the first time Regan has experienced déjà-vu. But when the sensation involves finding a second body buried where one was found just weeks before, déjà-vu takes on new meaning. Someone murdered a girl on her seventeenth birthday and, as Regan delves into the motive behind the girl’s murder, she discovers many people are trying to hide secrets about their entanglement with the dead teenager. Regan must figure out which of them is a murderer — and she has to do it carefully or she’ll become the killer’s next victim. Santa Cruz, California real estate agent Regan McHenry, her husband Tom Kiley, and their friend police ombudsman Dave Everett are back in a new story of murder and invite you to come along for the twists and turns of the mystery.
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Kitty, It’s Cold Outside is a romance with a serendipitous twist at the end. I’m betting you’ve never read a story like this before, past, present, or future.
A lost kitten travels through time to bring deliverance to Victorian heiress Katherine Gills. She’s waited through hundreds of Christmases for her lover to return. When 21st century mailman Mick Jolly delivers her kitten, he takes her on a romantic spree of Christmas parties, lost letters, modern conveniences, and a newfound love.
Can Katherine and Mick break her curse of endless Christmas misery with the help of a kitten who only wants to get in from the cold?
2021 Golden Scroll Novel of the Year In first-century Rome, sensible young ladies don't investigate crimes, but Livia Aemlia doesn't let stuffy conventions stand in her way. When her father is murdered and her innocent brother blamed for the crime, Livia and her spunky maidservant pound the ancient Roman pavements in search of the killer. Can she uncover the culprit before powerful men realize what she’s up to and force her to stop? You’ll love this fast-paced mystery set in first-century Rome, featuring a feisty amateur sleuth, a cast of eccentric characters, a glimpse of the early church, and an unrepentant, sausage-snatching cat.
“Never again would I be bored. If I had a book, I had a friend. I could read whenever I wanted, and I didn’t even need a wire to plug my book into the wall.” Such is the magical journey into the world of reading a young girl discovers after failing first grade.
He knew he didn’t deserve her, didn’t fit in her world. But the moment he laid eyes on her, he knew she was his...Rocco Moretti had a rough start in life. Abused by his parents and abandoned when he was six years old, he’s spent his life trying to prove his worth. After barely getting out alive while deployed in Afghanistan, he’s settled into civilian life—for the most part. He’s convinced himself being a devoted brother, uncle, and associate at Dixon-Shaw Security is all he deserves.Hannah Hailey has been professionally unfulfilled at her mother’s successful event planning firm for far too long.Bullied into a relationship with a man her mother considers suitable, Hannah is miserable. Richard Hayes is an arrogant, cheating bastard she despises. When Hannah and Rocco meet, their chemistry is undeniable, and sparks fly.Hannah believes she doesn’t have a chance with the sexy Italian Marine, but is captivated by his seductive charm. Rocco knows Hannah is way out of his league, but is spellbound by the dark-haired temptress. He’s determined to have her at all costs.Can they build a real future together or will pressure from Hannah’s well-to-do family tear them apart?
Murder gets personal when human remains are found in the beach cottage that real estate agents Regan McHenry and her husband, Tom Kiley, buy. The murder victim has been hidden away for sixteen years, and although the authorities quickly discover his identity, the trail to his killer is cold after so many years. Regan has sworn off playing amateur detective, but when it becomes clear the police have to focus on more pressing crimes, she has to break her promise. As her friend police ombudsman Dave Everett says, “Your house, Regan, your murder.” Welcome back to Santa Cruz, the community whose unofficial motto is “Keep Santa Cruz Weird,” for the twists and turns of the third book in the Regan McHenry Mystery Series. The murders are invented, but Nancy Lynn Jarvis uses real events and stories from her twenty plus years as a Realtor for background details, although, sometimes they are the parts of the books that seem like fiction. The series has been called smart and funny; perfect books to kick back with and have a good read.
Regan signs on to play consoler-and-chief after the body of Martha Varner, one of her favorite clients, is found and the woman’s distraught daughter begs Regan to stop escrow from closing on a purchase her mother was about to make. Martha Varner’s death, at first ruled suicide, is quickly ruled homicide. The dead woman’s best friend thinks she knows who Martha’s killer is. The police have a different suspect. And Regan? Well, she has her own ideas about who killed Martha Varner. She just can’t imagine how complicated playing amateur sleuth will make her life and how dangerous her investigation will prove to be for her husband, Tom.
At thirty-four, Santa Cruz County Law Librarian Pat Pirard is living her perfect life. She has a job she loves, she’s just purchased her dream car, and she is almost over being dumped by her long term boyfriend. But her thirty-fifth birthday marks the end of life as she knows it, and Pat has to reinvent herself. As a birthday present, Pat’s best friend enrolls her in a glass flower making class. She learns a lot in the class, but she never expects her final lesson will be all about murder.
Sheriff Frank asks newly-minted private detective Charlotte to help him crack the case, but she has no idea those darn gingerbread men will start showing up everywhere. What did Santa do that made them so angry? And what's the secret in his colorful Christmas-themed bureau?
"LOL Funny! I loved this book. Charlotte gets to help Frank on a case. Let's just say Gingerbread Men Reindeer and a whole lot of crazy. Oh I forgot the possum!! Read this book Janet Evanovich fan's will love this book." ~ Deborah Kesner ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Charlotte is forced to split her time between searching for Santa's killer and helping Declan's crazy ex-Stephanie stop a corrupt district attorney in exchange for a book that could help solve more crimes in the future. She never thought she'd help calculating Stephanie with anything...but as this story comes to it's shocking ending, you'll find it could be Stephanie who's finally bitten off more cookie than she can chew...
If Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum and the Golden Girls had a baby, it would be the Pineapple Port series! Fans of Lilian Jackson Braun, Jana DeLeon and Rita Mae Brown won’t be able to get enough of this wild, funny, thrilling corner of F ...
Hope and Alex aren't looking for love. They have every reason to avoid it. Then they meet in a romantic paradise and discover fate has other plans for them. After her predictable and carefully ordered life is upended, Hope Collins is desperate for a change. This comes when she unexpectedly wins a scuba diving resort on the Caribbean island of St. Croix. But when she arrives to complications, her determination is immediately tested. Enigmatic dive instructor Alex Monroe is trying to forget the past and only wants a quiet life. But that’s turned upside down when Hope arrives and he finds himself drawn toward her. When two pasts collide, their scars overlap. Can two damaged souls find hope in each other, or will their pasts be too much to overcome? Finding Hope is the first novel in the enthralling Half Moon Bay series. It is a slow-burn, sensual contemporary romance featuring compelling, realistic characters and an irresistible tropical setting. Also available in Large Print Paperback, Hardcover and ebook!
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.
Melissa is jobless, broke, friendless, and out on parole. Had she known tricking her best friend so she could steal her boyfriend would change her life so much, she never would have done it. Life couldn't be worse; and all because she couldn't keep "it" in her pants. But Melissa has never been one to stay down for long. Her pervy parole officer says she needs a job and she needs one fast. Traditional methods aren't working. So, she turns to what she knows, heading back to the scene of her crime, Club Infinite. The one activity she loved to do above all would now be the way to pay her bills. But the desperate can’t be choosy. They can't be honest either. If her parole officer or her therapist actually knew what she did for a living, she'd be back in jail faster than her head could spin. Life is bearable because of Josh. Sexy, lickable, hunk-of-a-man Josh. He wants her just as much as she wants him, but there are so many things standing in their way. Mainly, Melissa's past. This journey is rough and filled with painful reminders of her past and the horrible decisions she’s made. But, along the way she finds redemption, forgiveness, new friendships, and love. WARNING: There are some scenes that could be a trigger, though great care has been taken to be sensitive to this fact. Please proceed with caution.
During the Great Jubilee of the Aten, a mysterious series of tomb robberies takes place, and witnesses begin to die. With plague ravaging the palace, where Hani’s daughter is a physician, and Egypt’s ally, Naharin, collapsing into the hands of a usurper, Hani must make sense of what is happening. And who in high places is his real enemy.
When Hunters strike at the wrong prey, Damian Steele will stop at nothing to claim the ultimate prize… his fated mate. On the backroads of Italy, a fatal accident takes the lives of three of the four people in the car. The only survivor is an unconscious Kinzie Edwards, who is mistakenly identified as her twin sister. In a targeted act of violence, Kinzie loses her sister, Kayla and her humanity. Damian is the brooding Alpha of the Sonoma Pack and the head of the Luna de Lobo Vineyard on the California coast. When Hunters strike at his people, Damian rushes to Italy to care for the mate to his omega. Except it isn’t Kayla he brings home. While Kinzie hovers between life and death, a powerful change within her DNA occurs and she wakes as a wolf. Kinzie knows nothing about wolf-shifters or fated mates, unlike her sister who had been a wolf-shifter. Thirsting for answers and revenge, Kinzie leaves the safety of Damian’s embrace to confront those who murdered her sister. Can Damian reach her before the Hunters claim her as another trophy? Publisher note: Uncorked is a paranormal, supernatural story with steamy heat in and out of the bedroom for mature readers only.
Santa Cruz husbands are being murdered. The local news media is buzzing because a dark-clad figure witnesses describe as Death has been seen lurking nearby each time a murder is committed. When new widows start hiring real estate agent Regan McHenry to sell their houses, she discovers all the murdered men have something in common: their wives belong to a walking group called The Widow’s Walk League. No wonder Regan is worried when the group’s leader starts paying special attention to her husband, Tom. Regan invites you to attend Woodies on the Wharf and go to a séance with her as adventures unfold and she tries to keep her husband safe in the fourth book in the Regan McHenry Real Estate Mystery Series. Regan’s best friend, Dave Everett, Santa Cruz Police Community Relations Ombudsman, is back to lead a new cast of quirky characters and struggle with Regan’s amateur detecting.
In The Glass House, the first book in the PIP Inc. Mysteries series Pat Pirard, recently downsized Santa Cruz Law Librarian, needed to find a new job in a hurry. She printed business cards announcing she was Private Investigator Pat and crossed her fingers, hoping she could earn enough money working for attorneys as a PI to survive. Pat’s first investigation went well, so she’s excited when she gets a call from an estate attorney who offers her a second job. The attorney tells Pat his client died at a funeral and he needs help sorting out who is entitled to inherit her estate. Pat quickly discovers the dead woman’s past is as complicated as her estate. And when an autopsy indicates she had two deadly toxins in her body when she died, Pat’s new case becomes not only complicated, but dangerous.
I’ve always been a player. A football player, that is. In the dating game, though, I only have eyes for one girl. Sydney Porter, team publicist MVP, all-around hottie…and my ex-girlfriend. But Christmas comes early for me and I’m traded back to my home team mid-season. Of course, I run straight into Sydney—and a big problem. See, I never actually told my family we broke up. Now my mom wants the happy couple home for the holidays. After saving Sydney from a work snafu, she owes me. I sweet talk her into going along with my fake dating plan, but I only have until Christmas. Can I convince her we belong together or will the magic between us disappear forever once the mistletoe comes down?
Delaney Miller, baker extraordinaire, is back in town and she’s all grown-up—sassy, spicy, and sexy AF. Too bad she’s my best friend’s little sister, slamming her firmly into the Off-Limits category. Except that’s not exactly what goes down. When I lose a bet with her, she takes what she wants and what she wants is me slamming into her. As a firefighter, I know when I’m too close to a blaze—and I’ve been burned before. I should walk—no, run—away, before either of us gets hurt. Trouble is, now that I’ve had a taste, I want more. But will I be able to handle the heat in the kitchen or will we both go up in flames?
Waking up to gunshots and discovering the body of their neighbor just outside their bedroom door is bad enough, but when the Coroner rules the death a suicide, Realtors Regan McHenry and her husband Tom Kiley don’t believe it for a minute. Never mind what the physical evidence says; they heard their dead neighbor arguing with someone in the moments preceding his death. What really happened has become more than just a mystery they’d like to solve because the circumstances of their dead neighbor’s past keep interfering with their present and putting them in danger.
In this limited edition Christmas romance collection love blooms underneath the mistletoe as secret admirers finally confess their love and secret santas make holiday wishes of the heart come true. Get into the Christmas spirit by diving into these stories where anything can happen through the magic of Christmas—and love. Authors in this collection are: USA Today Bestselling Author, Mandy Melanson USA Today Bestselling Author, Elle Ryan Stacey Wallace Ivy Hunt Sofia Aves Angela Scavone Caitlyn Coakley MaryAnn Clarke Amber Ghe Katherine Moore Marianne Petit Jeanine Lauren Ainsley Jaymes Diane Kessner J. Shanee Byers International Bestselling Author, Crimson Syn Kyrii Rayne Arietta Richmond Dawn Luedecke Beth Fred Amy Stephens Maci Dillon Di Jones Lisa Wood Jennifer Bonds Lesley Ann Margaret Madigan Lissa Lynn Thomas Aubrey Wynne Award Winning Author, Merrie Destefano K.L. Humphreys Chelsea McDonald Sunny Abernathy Amabel Daniels International Bestselling Author, Nikki Landis Emmanuelle Snow Tienna Wilde Katy Rose Rachel A Smith Adina D. Grey Mia Kingsley Irene Micheals Grab your copy now to experience the magic of love during the holidays.
Hani doesn’t know what to make of it when the king starts honoring him, but he must still find the man who killed a foreign ambassador right under the roof of the Egyptian commissioner in Kumidi—a man whose past intersects bizarrely with Hani’s. And then, the queen of the new coregent has a special task for him which may involve dragging Hani’s nineteen-year-old daughter into court politics. He must find a way to see justice done and yet protect his family… and his conscience.
The only thing more frightening than murder might be navigating their first holiday season as a couple. Psychic medium Simon Kincaide and his boyfriend, Myrtle Beach homicide detective Vic D’Amato, take a trip back to Pittsburgh to spend Thanksgiving with Vic’s large, exuberant family, which means dodging old frenemies and a bitter ex-boyfriend. A cold case comes back to haunt Vic when a murdered woman’s ghost begs Simon for justice. Then a new murder in Myrtle Beach looks suspiciously familiar, and the dead man’s ghost isn’t playing nice. When Simon gets a vision of the next victim before the crime occurs, he realizes that all the murders are supernaturally linked. Catching the murderer will take his psychic sleuthing skills along with Vic’s street smarts to avert a tragedy.
Can they do right by ghosts past, present and yet-to-come without ending up in the crosshairs of a killer for Christmas?
Lucky Town is a daring-to-love-again thrill ride MM paranormal romance novella packed with supernatural suspense, hurt/comfort, found family, creepy ghosts, holiday mayhem, a developing established relationship, magic, spooky chills and sexy thrills!
Hani is set to investigate thefts from the king’s household that turn out to be related to a more sinister attempt on the king’s life. Meanwhile, witnesses to the crown prince’s dodgy birth begin to die, and Hani fears for his daughter and her friend, who were also present. More secrets emerge about the prince’s identity, and Hani finds himself caught between the government and the radical revolutionaries who want to restore Amun-Ra by civil war, among them the queen, whom Hani has sworn to serve. Can Hani reconcile his desire for peace with his devotion to the King of the Gods?
"I can never remember all the books I've read, so I'm absolutely in love with this journal." ~Mia Harlan, USA Today bestselling romance author ★★★★★ The only reading journal that caters to the reader who devours happily ever afters faster than a shotgun wedding gets planned. The Romance Lover’s Journal is specifically designed to help you track the details to trigger your memory about which hero, of the hundreds of book boyfriends you’ve spent your nights with, had sleep paralysis that led to uproarious sexy times ... and which quirky heroine's witty banter made you snort laugh ... and which amazing grand gesture made you ugly cry. With a Table of Contents you can personalize to search the books you've read by sub-genres, tropes, character names or whatever brings you joy, The Romance Lover’s Journal will change your life. Or at least, prevent those scowl wrinkles you get when you’re trying to remember the name of a book (boyfriend) that’s escaped you. If you're looking for gifts for romance readers—your friends, book club pals, sister, mom, aunt or that woman you hope to get a second date with—you can be confident they will adore The Romance Lover's Journal. BOOK DETAILS * 128 pages * 6x8 inches with plenty of space to record details about the romance books you read. * Reading log sheets for 100 happily ever afters. * Unique reading journal approach that uses haiku, book tags and character names as memory boosters. * Room to write a favorite quote or scene snippet from every ...
She lost her inheritance. He stole her job. When these rivals start playing with fire, sparks fly, donuts melt, and hearts burn. ★★★★★ "If you like hot, action-packed, firefighter romance, look no further. Danika puts you right on the front line in all the best ways." ~Cora Seton, NYT & USA Today bestselling romance author At 24 and just 5’4”, Sophie Beaulieu may not look like the best candidate to become the first paid chief of the Lily Valley Volunteer Fire Department. But the crew have faith in her and everyone expects she’ll get the job. A job she needs to keep her family home after her father dies. So when an arrogant and hot as Hades career firefighter rides into town wearing the new chief’s helmet, nobody is more shocked or angry than Sophie. Nick West is convinced this small-town job is his ladder to a chief promotion in the city. Nick's been an outsider all his life, even in his own fractured family, so he has no trouble taking on the opposition, whether that’s the haters within the department, or the feisty woman he takes on as his Deputy—despite their explosive chemistry. As the competition rages like an uncontrolled bush fire, sparks fly between Nick and Sophie, both in and out of their turn-out gear. Will their romantic fling be extinguished by their egos, or can they fan the flames to find their forever? ~~~ First In is a steamy, contemporary romance and the first stand-alone book in the Mixed Six-Pack series. If you like off-the-charts chemistry and enemies ...
Tudhaliya IV comes to the
throne as a usurper's younger son, determined to rule according to the traditional
values of justice and clemency, despite the advice of his ambitious mother and brothers. When his cousin with whom he was
raised as someone dearer than a brother, decides his own claim to the throne is
stronger than Tudhaliya's, the latter must decide whether to apply the pragmatism
of his advisors or risk appearing weak, and how to manage to leave his own son an
empire that is finally free from civil war. The cost will be the sacrifice of his deepest
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A sweet holiday romance that will delight your heart.
A mix-up between lovebirds brings Melisa Hart face to face with the dashing Dr. Rob Reed, the man she crushed on her entire life.
Unfortunately, he’s not welcome in her large Irish family. He’s not a firefighter like her father and brothers, and they believe he stole her brother’s girlfriend.
Can the hunt for a lost lovebird and a Christmas miracle open Melisa’s heart to giving Rob another chance?
Mags and her gang of renegade octogenarians have a deadline. They have to rob Bayside Community Bank, the bank about to foreclose on the mobile home park where they live, by a week from Friday so they can pay off the mortgage and save their homes. They’ve cased the joint, planned carefully, assembled their disguises, rehearsed their every move — what could possibly go wrong? Plenty. Some people think they can take advantage of the elderly. They haven’t met Mags and the AARP gang or they’d know better. Sure, they’re older, but not too old for the adventure of a lifetime or to risk everything for the sake of friendship.
In the Bronze Age Syrian kingdom of Ugarit, a eunuch slave mistakenly believes his mistress the queen loves him, so when asked to spy on her under threat of punishment, he finds a way to avoid it. When she shows she cares nothing for him, he justifies reporting her disloyal activities but cant escape agonies of conscience. As her sentence of divorce turns into execution, he decides he must avenge her and expurgate his own guilt.
The Door is the first book in the Seventh Dimension Series that combines contemporary, historical, and fantasy elements into a "Christian coming-of-age" story. A curse put on Shale Snyder, because of a secret, shrouds her with insecurity and fear. Following suspension from school, a stray dog befriends her and she follows it into the woods. There she discovers a door that leads to another world....
A dark witch dynasty. A malicious, immortal undersea place-spirit. Eternal guardians who wagered their souls to protect Charleston. Omens of impending disaster have the city on edge. Tremors warn of earthquake risk, while a potentially catastrophic storm gathers strength over the ocean and heads for land. A last-man-standing promise among elderly veterans creates a dangerous inheritance involving an imprisoned, wish-granting goblin. A sea captain and a swashbuckler worked blood magic to protect Charleston from an ancient evil with a spell that bound their souls and their descendants to the task, but danger looms as its power fades. The head of a witch family wants artifacts and secrets—and he’ll do anything to get them. Cassidy Kincaide runs Trifles and Folly, an antique and curio store where her touch magic helps get cursed and haunted objects out of the wrong hands. More than once, she and her allies have saved the world from supernatural threats. The clock is ticking for Cassidy and her friends to stop the dark warlock, capture the goblin and restore the guardian spell before a malevolent ancient entity takes its vengeance on Charleston and the coast. It’s going to take all the magic, courage and quick thinking they can muster—and for once, that might not be enough. Legacy is an action-packed urban fantasy paranormal thrill ride full of dark magic, infernal creatures, goblins and demigods, haunted places, pirate ghosts, found family, witch dynasties, loyal friends, Voudon ...
Get ready for heroic acts of devotion, devilish entertainment, unexplainable coincidences, and bold inspiration. From a special four-legged childhood friend to the newest Humane Society adoption during the coronavirus lockdown, Lorilyn reveals the deep and profound bond between animals and her family. As in her award-winning memoir, Children of Dreams, Lorilyn unearths spiritual truths and biblical insights to answer the question many have asked, “Will we see our furry friends in heaven?”
Four years into Akhenaten’s new regime, the dissatisfaction of those who practiced the old religion of Amen-Ra is growing. Hani, a diplomat already under the king’s surveillance because of the disappearance of his firebrand Amen priest brother-in-law, gets drawn into an investigation for the Beloved Royal Wife, who is being blackmailed. Meanwhile, the new vassal king of A’amu, lodged at Hani’s house until the king grants him an audience, is showing himself to be none too loyal. Hani must walk the line between his oath to the king and his conscience.
Be part of the viewing audience as the incomparable Barnum Bumblespeak skillfully interviews Willow, the elusive Witch from Wichita, and get a rare glimpse into the life of a real witch, her charming home and odd but lovable friends. Find out what Willow does for a living, and meet Spydear the business-arachnid, Hootnannie the owl who is also a captain of industry, the mouse, Dr. Lee Von Cheese, and other friends, as Willow show us around her lovely castle. You may laugh, you may haw, but you'll surely be stunned! Available in Kindle Unlimited as well as in paperback and hardcover.
If you've got a problem, Charlie Kingsley probably has a tea that’ll help make it right. EXCEPT when it comes to love. She does NOT do love potions. Not even for Courtney, her pregnant new client who showed up three weeks before Christmas seeking a love potion because her husband was cheating on her. So, Courtney asked about poison, instead. She said she was joking That's what happens between wives and husbands. They get angry and talk about killing each other. They don't really mean it. It seems to make sense ... until Courtney’s husband turns up dead on Christmas Eve. He was poisoned, of course. And who is the number one suspect? Courtney. Of course. But did she actually do it? Or is she being set up? It's up to Charlie to sort through all the twists and turns in a case that gets more complicated the deeper she digs.
When Hani, an Egyptian diplomat under Akhenaten, is sent to investigate the murder of a useful bandit leader in Syria, he encounters corruption, tangled relationships, and yet more murder. His investigation is complicated by the new king’s religious reforms, which have struck Hani’s own family to the core. Hani’s mission is to amass enough evidence for his superiors to prosecute the wrongdoers despite the king’s protection—but not just every superior can be trusted. And maybe not even the king!
Ten years ago he let her get away. Does he have what it takes to make her his for good? By all accounts Luke “Strike ‘em Out” Stryker lives a charmed life. He’s won 4 World Series Championship rings and is the Chicago Cobras star pitcher. He’s gorgeous, wealthy and is dating one of Hollywood’s biggest A-list actresses. But things aren’t always as they appear. Abbey Jayne has been nursing a broken heart since Luke Stryker betrayed her ten years ago. She’s spent the last ten years focused on her career and education, trying to get over him. Forced to see him again at her sister’s wedding, Abbey vows to not let Luke ruin her weekend. An accident days before the wedding has Luke re-evaluating the harsh realities of his life and future. A future that must include his one true love Abbey. A terrible misunderstanding drove them apart ten years ago, but Luke is determined to win Abbey back by the end of the wedding weekend. He’ll do whatever it takes to convince her they belong together. Failure is not an option.
Every community has a house that people walk by hurriedly, nervously peeking at it out of the corners of their eyes. Bonny Doon is no exception. A bloody double homicide occurred in the Murder House almost twenty years ago and the killer has eluded capture ever since. Recently the house was inherited and the new owner wants to sell. The problem is no one wants to buy a house with a reputation and reports that it’s home to ghosts. The seller thinks Realtor Regan McHenry would make a perfect listing agent ― after all, with her penchant for playing amateur sleuth, she’s no stranger to murder. This is the perfect mystery to read if you don’t believe in ghosts — and an even better mystery to read if you do.
The number one best-selling thriller Stealing Time continues it’s “breathtakingly original” journey. Ronnie Andrews returns from eighteenth century London shell-shocked from her first terrifying time travel encounter. Her boyfriend, Jeffrey Brennan, casts doubt on her sanity leaving Ronnie wondering if she went back in time or is having a mental breakdown. To add to the tension, Hurricane Francis, a storm the size of Texas, is barreling towards Florida and her fears of a repeat time travel experience mount. Ronnie’s best friend Steph, along with her friend Nick and Steph’s younger brother Ian, shield Ronnie from the dangers of Francis but cannot save her from traveling back in time. Unfortunately, their meddling brings Ronnie to the brink of destruction as they are caught in the throes of the hurricane’s wrath. Once again, Ronnie is transported to dangerous places and plagued with desperate situations, while experiencing perilous cultures including one of America’s first mysteries -- the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island. A stunning conclusion brings Ronnie face to face with a dangerous ally who may hold the key to her past while offering salvation for her future.
Cooking a wonderful meal is an art. An act of love. An act of grace. A gift that affirms and gives life—not only does it nurture those who partake of the meal; it also feeds the soul of the creator. These are lessons Gina learns from her mother, daughter of an unfortunate French chef. Gina is a young woman born to poor parents, a nobody keen to taste life outside the world she was born into. A world that exposes her to fascinating people gripped by dark motives. Her passion for cooking is all she has to help her navigate it. She gets lucky when she’s chosen to cook at a Michelin-starred restaurant in the San Francisco Bay Area where customers belong to a privileged class with money to spare for a dinner of inventive dishes costing hundreds of dollars. In this heady, scintillating atmosphere, she meets new friends and new challenges—pastry chef Marcia, filthy rich client Leon, and Brent, a brooding homicide detective. This new world, it turns out, is also one of unexpected danger. Can the lessons Gina learned from her mother about cooking and life help her survive and thrive in this other world of privilege, pleasure, and menace?
He returned home from battle a changed man. Her love can make him whole again. To the outside world, Heath appears healed and integrated back into civilian life just fine after being injured in Afghanistan. But even though the battles are over, the scars, guilt, demons, and insecurities remain. Leah has loved Heath all her life. He’s known her since the day she was born, seeing as he’s ten years older and her brother Jake’s best friend. Although he’s always regarded her as “family”, she believes they are meant to be together. Heath has always considered Leah off limits, a forbidden temptation he shouldn’t want and can never have. But when he sees her at Jake’s wedding ceremony, he’s so overwhelmed he makes a move against his better judgment. Still, his insecurities ultimately get the best of him. He believes she deserves more than a battle-weary Marine who suffers from combat nightmares. Leah has a secret that will change their lives forever, but can Heath conquer his demons so they can make a way forward together—or will he abandon her when she needs him the most?
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"Touching story of love and miracles." - Chantel Rhondeau
Imagine vowing to never celebrate Christmas again only to be snowed in with your hunky husband in a cabin rich in Christmas pasts.
Juliette Martin isn’t happy when her husband, Gabe, surprises her with a Christmas tree at their winter getaway. The grief she carries for her six-year-old son overwhelms her, and all she wants is to hide from the holidays.
When Juliette and Gabe find themselves snowed in, they discover a small boy and his puppy behind the woodpile. Who put them there, and can these two little strays and a Christmas miracle restore Juliette’s faith in the power of love?
What happened to her father, and why was her family forced to flee? For years, these questions plagued Leilani. Eighteen years ago, her mother whisked her children from their privileged life on a Pacific island, without their father and without explanation. Now, all Leilani wants is to dedicate herself to healing people, like her father did. But the past is impossible to run away from. Taught how to shoot a gun when she was a child, she rescues Justin, a computer nerd nursing a breakup, when thugs assault him on a deserted street. Then a stranger from her old country arrives and her mother is forced to reveal the shocking, shameful secret about her father's role in a deadly political web. Is her father still alive? Is he a hero or a villain? With Justin’s help, she returns to her birthplace in search of her father. Can she forgive her father, accept him for what he is? And can she reconnect with her roots and be at peace with who she is?
How many times have you stood in a bookstore and wondered, "Have I read this book yet?" This journal is designed to help you (and me!) to avoid re-reads (unless the book was really great), to keep up with your favorite series, and to keep track of books you've bought and haven't read or want to borrow from the library. Also includes reading goals and challenges!
Uqnitum is a singer from a famous musical lineage in the kingdom of Mitanni. When the fall of their city to the Assyrians costs her the life of her husband and her youngest child, she and her pregnant, widowed daughter flee to the court of Ugarit. Haunted by guilt over her part in her husbands death, Uqnitums increasingly unhinged personality becomes dangerous to the peace of her remaining family. Only by succumbing to her weakness does she learn the real nature of strength.
All Noel wants for Christmas is a relaxing, sun-drenched vacation. But when her bestie cancels, sending Noel’s ex, Dare, in her place, she nearly loses her tinsel. Ho, ho, no. Dare’s the one guy who broke her heart and now she’s stuck on an island with the Ghost of Christmas Past. It’s going to take a Christmas miracle to thaw Noel’s heart, but Dare’s determined to win her back.
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.
When a young Hittite charioteer discovers that the chariot accident that killed his father and maimed his grandfather was sabotage aimed at the king, he sets out to find the killer. Facing the loss of everyone he holds dear, he learns that good and evil are often not what they seem, and he must struggle to adjust to a new identity.
After two heartbreaking losses, Luna wants adventure. Something and somewhere very different from the affluent, sheltered home in California and Hawaii where she grew up. An adventure in which she can also make some difference. She ends up in place where she gets more than she bargained for. Lucien, a worldly, well-traveled young architect, finds a stranger's journal at a café. He has qualms and pangs of guilt about reading it. But they don't stop him. His decision to go on reading changes his life. Months later, Luna and Lucien meet at a bookstore where Luna works and which Lucien frequents. Fascinated by his stories and adventurous spirit, Luna goes to a rural rice-growing village in a country steeped in an ancient culture and a deadly history. What she finds there defies anything she could have imagined. Will she leave this world unscathed? An epistolary tale of courage, resilience of the human spirit, and the bonds that bring diverse people together.