I need to protect her from the dangers of the worldâ¦and herself. Lila is my destined mate. I know it the moment I see her. Wanting her isnât enough. My inner dragon demands that I keep her safe. Even from herself.Â The disease she lives with is tearing her apart, making her suffer. She suffers incredible torment. Why keep suffering when my claiming bite could heal her?Â But illness isnât the only trouble. Threatening notes. Stalking. Danger to my mate and her daughter. I wonât let anyone touch them. Whatever it takes to keep them from harm, itâs done.Â Lila wants me to see beyond her illness. I do. I want every part of her. Sheâs mine and it has nothing to do with making her whole. How can I convince her to accept my bite?Â In Dragons for Hire, the dragons are smoking hot and ready to claim their mates. The Dragonâs Healing Touch features one stubborn woman in peril and the dragon whoâs going to convince her sheâs everything heâs ever wanted.Â
Â©2020 Special Fiction Books (P)2020 Special Fiction Books
From best-selling and multi-award-winning romantic suspense author Amanda McKinney comes the first book in the steamy, edge-of-your-seat three-part series Steele Shadows Security. Hidden deep in the remote mountains of Berry Springs is a private security firm, where some go to escape, and others find exactly what theyâve been looking for. Welcome to Cabin 1, Cabin 2, and Cabin 3. Cocky, reckless, and die-hard playboy are just a few of the names Gage Steele has been called since he and his brothers left the Marines and moved back to the small, southern town of Berry Springs to take over their fatherâs personal security firm. On the one-year anniversary of his fatherâs death, Gage had only two things in mind: endless whiskey and endless women. But what he got was a battered, bruised spitfire stumbling through woods in the middle of the night. Newly appointed prosecutor and unapologetic workaholic Niki Avery has spent her life working toward one goal: never to have to depend on anyone but herself. Until the day she gets brutally attacked on the side of the road. Stripped of her Louis Vuitton and her dignity, the fiercely independent ADA must submit to being under the watchful eye of a former Marine - a loose cannon with a temper as scorching as his ruggedly handsome good looks. As cracks begin to show in the Steele family, including newly discovered evidence that their fatherâs death was no accident, Gage wrestles with his growing feelings for his client, knowing not only that Niki is off-limits, but together, they were like gasoline and fire. An explosion he wanted nothing more than to ignite in the bedroom. But when a pair of bloody body parts show up at the compound, it becomes clear that Nikiâs attacker hasnât given up, and Gage realizes heâll do anything to keep her safe...even as his own family is spiraling out of control. Cabin 1 is the first book in the three-part Berry Springs spin-off series Steele Shadows Security. Think of it as Berry Springs' darker, grittier, steamier, bad buy brother. Please note: You do not need to listen to the Berry Springs Series first.Â
Â©2019 Amanda McKinney (P)2020 Amanda McKinney
From best-selling and multi-award-winning romantic suspense author Amanda McKinney comes the second book in the steamy, edge-of-your-seat, three-part series Steele Shadows Security. Hidden deep in the remote mountains of Berry Springs is a private security firm where some go to escape, and others find exactly what theyâve been looking for. Welcome to cabin one, cabin two, cabin three.Â Always be prepared - that was Axel Steeleâs motto. While his brothers were throwing down at the local bar, Ax was the guy in the background devising the getaway plan. Dubbed âthe smart oneâ, the former special-ops Marine believed in structure and routine, a way of life the universe seemed hellbent on challenging. Amidst a firestorm of family drama, Ax finds a woman held captive in the middle of the woods and in desperate need of his help. With an armful of tattoos as colorful as her attitude, his new client is his antithesis - a free-spirited, spontaneous hippie who tests every bit of his patience...and his self-restraint. Erika Zajac has been living life on her own terms since she was just 16. But her gypsy lifestyle came to a screeching halt when the horrific past sheâd tried so hard to bury came back in the form of chains and cuffs.Â Suddenly, Erika finds herself under the security - and scrutiny - of a temperamental bodyguard with the emotional capacity of a rock and a six-pack to match. But no amount of brains or brawn was going to distract her from her goal or the secrets sheâd kill to keep. Deceit, lies, wrath. Axâs client had them all. The only question was, which of Erikaâs deadly sins would she choose? Revenge...or him?Â
Â©2019 Amanda McKinney (P)2020 Amanda McKinney
Three cozy mysteries that are out of this world... Running the best little UFO-themed B&B in the Sierras takes organization, breakfasting chops, and a talent for crime solving in this collection of the first three books in the Wits' End cozy mystery series. In At Wits' End,Â Susan discovers a corpse in room seven, a corpse with a very personal connection to her small-town sheriff. But is there a government conspiracy afoot? Or is the murder a simple case of small-town vengeance? In Planet of the Grapes, Susan is a proud sponsor of a UFO festival that runs off the rails when a speaker is found bludgeoned by a bottle of wine. Susan may not have a clue, but she knows she wants a certain security consultant at her side when this killer goes supernova. In Close Encounters of the Curd Kind, when Susanâs neighbor is murdered, she exerts all her willpower to stay out of the sheriffâs business. But her neighborâs daughter, Clare, needs Susanâs help. Clareâs been experiencing lost time, a sure sign of alien abduction. Helping Clare is only neighborly...and totally not interfering. Right? The truth is out there...Way out there in this hilarious collection of quirky cozy mysteries. Beam up this boxed set today!
Â©2020 Kirsten Weiss (P)2021 Kirsten Weiss
To what lengths will a woman go to save her family? Web-radio personality Bo Riccardi is pushed beyond her mental and physical limits when her husband, Oscar, is kidnapped by a man from her dark past. The abductor commands her to interview him live on her show, with Oscarâs life on the line. Giving in, though, creates an endless nightmare for Bo, as Oscarâs captor begins to destroy her career and alienate everybody she loves. Boâs secret asset is chromesthesia, seeing colorful shapes that reveal the intentions behind anyoneâs speech. She can literally watch what they say. But relying too much on this gift renders her vulnerable to the madmanâs purpose, making her even less likely to rescue Oscar - and escape the guilt and shame that binds her to the kidnapper.
Â©2019 Southern Freid Karma (P)2019 Southern Fried Karma, LLC
Scarlett McKennonâs life in the big city is a big flop.Â Â Her cupcake bakery went under, her roommate at her expensive apartment left her high and dry, and her girlfriend just reacted to âI love youâ with âNo thanks.â Her sophisticated metropolitan dream has crumbled all around her, and the only thing left to do is pull up stakes and return to the small town where she grew up.Â Â What could be worse than limping home in defeat? The minute she steps off the train, Scarlett finds out: her first love, Joan, is waiting there to drive her into town, looking like the picture of sexy confidence. Joan was once a scared, self-conscious girl; now sheâs come into her own as a mechanic and soccer coach, and Scarlett canât help but wonder what might have been.Â Â Carrying on a secret high-school romance in a conservative town was brutal, and Joan hadnât been able to take the pressure. She broke Scarlettâs heart in exchange for a ânormalâ life that was doomed from the beginning. Now that Joanâs divorced, fate keeps putting Scarlett in her path. They may have tried to forget each other, but their chemistry is still undeniable.Â Â Both women start to wonder if they might be right for each other after all... But is the spark they both feel enough, or will their shared past prove too painful to overcome? Find out in this new lesbian romance by wife-and-wife authors Marian Snowe and Ruby Grandin!
Â©2018 Marian Snowe (P)2018 Marian Snowe
Are you a fan of the upside-down worlds of the Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, or Black Mirror? How about Stephen King or Neil Gaiman? Then spend some time reading these 26 twisty, turny stories that cross genres and blur the lines between reality and fantasy. In "Seven Hundred and Seventy-Six", a timid bank clerk working in the Arizona frontier encounters a strange man and an even stranger gun. In "Halfway", detective Marty Quinn comes home to find his wife murdered and a high-tech entrepreneur is a prime suspect. In "Captain Coffee", a caffeine-powered superhero comes to the rescue...and many more fun ways to spend a few minutes of your day. All 52 of Phillip McCollum'sÂ Fantastic ShortsÂ are available over two volumes. Full cast of narrators includesÂ Vivienne Leheny, Tom Zingarelli, Stacy Gonzalez, and Tom Burka.
Â©2018 Phillip McCollum (P)2019 Phillip McCollum
Southern thriller meets cozy mystery. After her fatherâs murder, Janet Wright returns to her folksy childhood home to tie up loose ends and mend her broken heart. But the sassy heroine soon discovers that there is more than meets the eye within the enigmatic small town entangled in secrets, scandals, and lies. This suspenseful southern thriller will have Wright facing pieces of her broken childhood and fighting for her life. Mystery, murder, and romance converge to keep you listening section after section. Can Janet Wright complete the deadly puzzle connecting her father, his murder, and the wary small-town setting?
Â©2018 Southern Fried Karma, LLC (P)2019 Southern Fried Karma, LLC
A young couple taking a leisurely walk through the woods is shocked when the quiet, peaceful stroll ends as they come across what is without question a human skull. When detectives Jean Whitley and Marty Keal are called to investigate, two more bodies are uncovered nearby in shallow graves, but unlike the first, these murder victims have just met their demise. Now, not only do the detectives have to discover the identities of all three victims, but they also have to see if the victims are somehow connected or if itâs just a coincidence all three were dumped so close together.Â
While Jean and Marty search for answers, Martyâs fiancÃ©e, psychiatrist Dr. Hope Rubin, is working hard to get her patient Brad Madison released from Armistace Hospital for Children, where he has been living since the brutal murder of his own parents, while trying to take care of her own personal business of planning her wedding. But then the unforeseeable happens. Hope disappears, and Brad claims he knows what happened.Â
Can the disturbed boy be trusted to be telling the truth, and is Hopeâs kidnapping in any way linked to the three victims found in the nearby woods?Â
Marty and Jeanâs search for the killer become much more desperate and horrifyingly personal when Hope is kidnapped. Will they find her before itâs too late? Or will she become another victim? Will the detectives be able to keep Hope alive?
Â©2016 Dawn Kopman Whidden (P)2018 Dawn Kopman Whidden
Molly didn't know what kind of life to expect when she fell in love with Erin Herriot - her schoolmate, her best friend, and a woman. She had been grateful for Erin's friendship when the bank swindled her after selling her parents' farm and she was invited to live on Erin's parents' farm.Â Â Â After making the difficult decision to live life as âman and wife,' Molly gladly accepted the challenges before them. Together, they made the decision to sell Erin's farm and embark on the journey of a lifetime...on the Oregon Trail. Erin couldn't give Molly children; however, she could love her forever.Â Â But leaving the area where they had both grown up and where everyone knew the women was the only way they could be together without questions about the true nature of their relationship.Â Â Â Come along on their adventure as two women cross the country, adopt a family, and begin a life that neither had imagined possible growing up in the mid-1800s.
Â©2018 K'Anne Meinel (P)2019 K'Anne Meinel
From USA Today best-selling cozy mystery author Catherine Bruns comes a brand new series...Â Real estate deals can be murder.Â All struggling real estate agent Cindy York wants is the home listing that was promised to her. But her deceitful co-worker, Tiffany Roberts, has other ideas, and she always manages to get what she wants. Tired of being manipulated, Cindy tells her to back off - or else! But when Cindy stumbles upon Tiffanyâs lifeless body, she suddenly finds herself front and center in a deadly investigation. Now everyone from her kids' classmates to her monstrous mother-in-law is sold on the idea that Cindy's guilty. Determined to find out who's trying to frame her, Cindy enlists the help of her best buddy, Jacques, to negotiate a slew of suspects, a host of clues, and an office full of cutthroat agents...before the next contract is out on her!Â "Lock up your house before you begin Killer Transaction. You'll want no interruptions once you start this fast-paced tale of murder, family issues, and competitive real estate sales. A quick, enjoyable read!" (Nancy J. Cohen, best-selling author of the Bad Hair Day Mysteries) "Catherine Bruns closes the deal with this fantastic cozy. I loved everything about this story from the characters to the plot, the setting and the pace. I cannot wait to see what adventures Cindy gets up to next. If you enjoy your cozy with strong heroines and interesting circumstances this is a must read." (Night Owl Reviews, top pick) "Killer Transaction is killer fun! With a heroine I couldn't help routing for and a plot that kept me guessing until the end, Catherine Bruns has penned another winner!" (Gemma Halliday, New York Times & USA Today best-selling author)
Â©2015 Catherine Bruns (P)2018 Catherine Bruns
Another homicide has rocked the small town of Fallsburg, New York. In a cabin nestled deep in the woods, two male victims are discovered, both gunshot victims. One is deceased the other one is barely alive.
But it is not the murder itself that has detectives Jean Whitley and her new partner Marty Keal frantic to find out the answers of what occurred in that cabin, it is the identities of the two small children also found at the scene. One child is quickly identified, but the other, a young boy, remains a mystery. The only one with possible answers is the man who lays critically wounded and unconscious in the hospital, because the unidentified boy either cannot or will not speak.
What happened in that cabin that left one man dead and another barely hanging on?
Â©2017 Dawn Kopman Whidden (P)2018 Dawn Kopman Whidden
You can run, but I will find you. Working as a successful PI in Los Angeles, Heather Nelson hasnât seen any of her high school classmates from Iowa in over a decade. When she makes a last-minute decision to attend her class reunion, she and her once tight-knit group of friends are surprised at dinner by a delivery of an elaborate forget-me-not floral arrangement. But the accompanying card contains an ominous message: "You deserve to die" - a message they brush off as an elaborate prank at first. When several of the group come close to death in the following weeks, they begin to suspect that the sender of the message has deadly intentions. One by one, the friends contact Heather to divulge secrets from their past, convinced that the skeletons they are hiding put them at risk. Fearing for their lives, they beg Heather to return to Iowa and track down the person they believe is trying to kill them. But her friends only think they know her. Heather is hiding an explosive secret of her own. Is she really an intended victim in a deadly game of revenge, or a twisted killer? An pause-resisting, brilliant psychological thriller with a mind-blowing murder plot!
Â©2020 Norma L. Hinkens (P)2021 Norma L. Hinkens
From USA Today best-selling author Catherine Bruns.... Some secrets arenât meant to stay buried forever.Â Real estate agent and super sleuth, Cindy York, has always been haunted by thoughts of her childhood friend, Paul Steadman, who committed suicide 25 years ago. A high school reunion and the prospective sale of his former home - where Cindy was the one to discover his lifeless body - bring the memories back in full force. New boss and best friend, Jacques Forte, pleads with her to accept the listing as their agency is going through some rough financial times.Â But Cindy gets more than she negotiated for when new information comes to light that convinces her Paulâs death was anything but self-inflicted. Vowing justice for her friend, Cindyâs meddling only leads to further complications with the Steadman family as she quickly uncovers hot details to a very cold case. Cindy needs to close the deal and find a killer - before she too winds up six feet under! Â Cindy York Mysteries: Killer Transaction - Book 1 Priced to Kill - Book 2 For Sale by Killer - Book 3 Â
Â©2016 Catherine Bruns (P)2019 Catherine Bruns
From USA Today best-selling author Catherine Bruns comes the next deadly delicious Carrie Jorgenson adventure in paradise.... Carrie Jorgenson is living the dream in Hawaii. She has a steady job as a waitress at the Loco Moco CafÃ©, a hot new love interest in her manager, and the curtainâs about to rise on her role in a local theater production. But when she's asked to deliver food to a guest at the Aloha Lagoon resort - who then drops dead! - her dreams quickly become the stuff of nightmares. World renowned food critic Randolph Cremshaw has no shortage of enemies. He's rude, patronizing, and famous for his one-star reviews. After the coffee Carrie delivers is discovered to have been poisoned, she and the cafÃ© quickly rise to the top of the suspects list. A jealous co-worker, thefts at the restaurant, and a performance that threatens to blow up in Carrie's face only make things worse. With an already full plate, Carrie is also forced into making a decision that may change everything for her. But this all pales in comparison when she comes face to face with Randolph's killer and what might be the final curtain call...of her life. Recipes included! The Aloha Lagoon Mysteries: Ukulele Murder (book one) Murder on the Aloha Express (book two) Deadly Wipeout (book three) Deadly Bubbles in the Wine (book four) Mele Kalikimaka Murder (book five) Death of the Big Kahuna (book six) Ukulele Deadly (book seven) Bikinis and Bloodshed (book eight) Death of the Kona Man (book nine) Lethal Tide (book 10) Beachboy Murder (book 11) Handbags and Homicide (book 12) About Aloha Lagoon: There's trouble in paradise.... Welcome to Aloha Lagoon, one of Hawaii's hidden treasures. A little bit of tropical paradise nestled along the coast of Kauai, this resort town boasts luxurious accommodation, friendly island atmosphere...and only a slightly higher than normal murder rate. While mysterious circumstances may be the norm on our corner of the island, we're certain that our staff and Lagoon natives will make your stay in Aloha Lagoon one you will never forget! Visit us at alohalagoonmysteries.com
Â©2017 Catherine Bruns (P)2019 Catherine Bruns
The women of The Homegrown CafÃ© Book Club are over 40, single, and loving it. Fate, however, has a different plan with a younger man for every last one of them.Â After six broken engagements, butcher Petra Lochsley wants nothing to do with men and romance. Her hobbies include throwing axes, discussing books and having raunchy conversations with her middle-aged friends, and eating the occasional Boston cream doughnut - when the flirtatious baker doesnât insist she prostitute herself for the decadent pleasure. One game of tongue hockey is enough with the guy she used to babysit. So what if heâs hot and is a good kisser?Â Baker Auggie Hofmeier didnât mean fall in love with or accidentally marry the butcher, but his heart seems to know what itâs doing. Besides, his new wife invited him home for a wedding night and more, that is, until the conniving interference by The Candlestick Maker, the old man who owns the shop he and Pet both want to buy, threatens their happily-ever-after. Whatâs a knave to do?
Â©2020 Amatoria Press (P)2021 Amatoria Press
Murphy's law: Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.Â As Satan's Fury's sergeant-at-arms, it was my job to stay one step ahead. It was up to me to make sure the club was ready when things went awry. I had to anticipate our enemies' every move and plan accordingly. I couldn't let Murphy's law bite me in the ass, so I created a set of rules to follow.Â The club comes first. Always have your brother's back. Don't make promises you can't keep. Don't buy into other people's bulls--t. Never let your emotions rule you.Â I thought they'd prepare me for anything, but I was wrong. Nothing could've prepared me for Riley Nichols - the farmer's daughter with coal black eyes and a fiery tongue. She took me by surprise, mesmerizing me with her strength and tempting me with her innocence. I wanted to make her mine, but having her meant breaking my rules - every last one of them. Murphy is audiobook four of the Satan's Fury MC Memphis Chapter series. While this audiobook is a continuation of audiobook three, it can be listened to as a stand-alone. Murphy is a full-length novel that is intended for mature audiences only due to the explicit language and violence. Contains no cheating and a swoon-worthy HEA.
Â©2019 Leslie Wilder (P)2020 Leslie Wilder
One familyâs saga had only just begun.... In the epic sequel to Cavalcade we find out what happens to the Herriots once they arrive in Oregon and take up their claim. Erin and Molly have arrived in Oregon with their family. Granted 640 acres of land for married couples under the Organic Laws of Oregon, they have to build their home, farm, and eke out a living from the raw land. Wolves, bears, and wildcats are the least of their worries in this new land. Hard work and trust in each other to do their very best are the keys to conquering the wilderness as they pioneer their lives on the high plains of Oregon! Come along as they and their family live a life that few attempted in this wilderness near the Blue Mountains of Oregon. Part of the fantastic set of prequels to Vetted and Vetted Further!
Â©2018 K'Anne Meinel (P)2019 K'Anne Meinel
Fallsburg, New York, has a killer on the loose - one who's leaving their sadistic, telltale marks on innocent victims.
A pretty teenage girl is found dead in the woods, her face horribly mutilated. A few days later, a second girl, also strikingly beautiful, is attacked in a similar fashion. Who would do such a brutal thing - and why? Is there some sort of psychopathic monster lurking out there, preying upon vulnerable females? Or are the victims being targeted by someone they know?
It's up to two of Fallsburg's finest - Detective Jean Whitley and her new partner, Marty Keal - to find out who's responsible for the grisly crimes. When she starts digging up clues, Jean is startled to learn that the crime has hit uncomfortably close to home. The victims - and many of the potential suspects - are classmates of Jean's 14-year-old daughter, Bethany. To make matters worse, Bethany's behavior has drastically changed. Jean's sweet, loving child has become a sullen, secretive stranger. How much does Bethany really know about the victims - and the crimes that are taking place? Does Bethany's hunky new heartthrob have anything to do with the crimes? And why does the mounting evidence keep pointing to a popular parish priest?
Suddenly deprived of her longtime police detective mentor and friend, Jean is forced to take the lead in this latest investigation, while breaking in a new partner. As they dig deeper into the case, Jean encounters threats to her career, her family relationships...and quite possibly her own daughter's life. Through it all, Jean and Marty must unravel a multi-layered mystery and put a face on the unseen villain, before anyone else ends up dead...and faceless.
Â©2016 Dawn Kopman Whidden (P)2017 Dawn Kopman Whidden
Amish Christian RomanceÂ Full length novelÂ USA Today best-selling author Â When Noah Hostetler while on rumspringa loses control of a borrowed car on an icy road and drives into a buggy, the Miller sisters are hurt. Injured and with unforgivingness in her heart, Hannah Miller vows she will never again feel for Noah what she once did â a deep and loyal love.Â Both Hannah and Noah believe that with Godâs grace anything is possible, but healing from a painful past is no easy task. Can Hannah rediscover what once she felt for Noah before his terrible mistake, or will her heart remain closed to him forever?Â There are five books in this Amish Romance series.
Â©2015 Ruth Hartzler (P)2020 Ruth Hartzler
Sweet, adorable Lacy has stolen Marcia Banksâ heart, but money is tight. Like it or not, the service dog trainer needs to complete the human phase of the training and deliver the dog to her new owner in order to get paid.Â Â But the former army nurse client turns out to be a challenging trainee. On top of her existing neuroses - which go beyond the psychological damage from a sexual assault during her second tour in Afghanistan - the veteran is now being stalked.Â When Marcia receives a bizarre warning to stay away from her client and Lacy also caught in the stalkerâs malicious orbit, Sheriff Will Haines steps in to investigate. Marcia finds this both endearing and annoying, especially when he expects her to stay on the sidelines.Â The training fee would make her solvent again, but how can she put her dogs at risk?Â Maybe, Marcia should be more worried about herself, since the stalker has decided to pay her off in a very different way.
Â©2016 Kassandra Lamb (P)2019 Kassandra Lamb
Aliens, fairies, and murder, oh, my! In small-town Doyle, California, UFO abductions are a budding tourist attraction. So when Susan Witsend brings a UFO festival to town, sheâs ready for some well-deserved time in the sun. What she gets instead is the corpse of a UFO conspiracy theorist, brained with a bottle of local wine. Susan may be the owner of a UFO-themed B&B, but she doesnât wish on stars to get what she wants. Sheâs a woman with a planner. Plan A) Milk the UFO festival for all itâs worth. Plan B) Stop lusting after her best friend turned security consultant, Arsen Holiday. But murder isnât the only thing threatening Susanâs best-laid plans. Beset by alien protestors, aging nudists, and hidden secrets at every turn, Susanâs nearing her witsâ end. And now Plan C is to stay on the good side of a grumpy local sheriff. Susan may not have a clue, but she knows she wants a certain security consultant at her side when the killer goes supernova. Planet of the Grapes is book 2 in the Witsâ End series of cozy mystery novels. If you like laugh-out-loud cozy mysteries, youâll like Planet of the Grapes. Start listening to this hilarious caper today!
Â©2020 Kirsten Weiss (P)2020 Kirsten Weiss
No Miller could ever love a Livingston. Charlotte Livingstonâs perfect little life was over. She swore she would never work at the bourbon distillery with her last name on it. That she would never be a part of her familyâs legacy. But when her posh, cozy world went up in flames, she was forced to return to her small hometown of Bardstown, Kentucky, and face a bitter truth. That she was stuck there, working in the family business, whether she liked it or not. And it wasnât that bad. Until Charlotte realized that her boss was Marlow Miller. Marlow and Charlotte are exact opposites in every imaginable way, yet Charlotte canât seem to get enough of the sexy-southern-as-you-could-get-woman. But the problem is, Marlow doesnât want anything to do with her. Everyone in Bardstown knew that the Millers and the Livingstons had been at war for decades, and for good reason. And if her parents found out she was falling hard and fast for a Miller woman, her life mightÂ actuallyÂ be over.Â And Marlowâs would be, too. This enemies to lovers, rich girl/poor girl novel is a modern twist of Shakespeareâs Romeo and Juliet.
Â©2020 Magnolia Robbins (P)2020 Magnolia Robbins
From USA Today best-selling author Catherine Bruns comes an Aloha Lagoon mystery that proves that, sometimes, paradise isn't all it's served up to be.Â New to both Hawaii and the Aloha Lagoon Resort, Carrie Jorgenson has big dreams of stardom. But, while she awaits fame and fortune, she's forced to accept a job waitressing at the resort's The Loco Moco CafÃ©. It isn't long before she discovers the dish on her new boss - also known to many as "The Big Kahuna".Â Hale Akamu is rich, handsome, repulsive...and dead. When Carrie discovers Hale's lifeless body, she's suddenly forced into yet another role: amateur sleuth. With everyone, from Carrie to the saucy chef to the cafÃ©'s hot assistant manager under suspicion, Carrie needs to track a killer before she becomes his next main entrÃ©e! Recipes included in the audiobook. About Aloha Lagoon: There's trouble in paradise. Welcome to Aloha Lagoon, one of Hawaii's hidden treasures. A little bit of tropical paradise nestled along the coast of Kauai, this resort town boasts luxurious accommodation, friendly island atmosphere...and only a slightly-higher-than-normal murder rate. While mysterious circumstances may be the norm on our corner of the island, we're certain that our staff and Lagoon natives will make your stay in Aloha Lagoon one you will never forget! Visit us at alohalagoonmysteries.com
Â©2017 Catherine Bruns (P)2019 Catherine Bruns
From best-selling and multi-award-winning romantic suspense author Amanda McKinney comes the thirdÂ book in the steamy, edge-of-your-seat, three-part series, Steele Shadows Security.... Hidden deep in the remote mountains of Berry Springs is a private security firm where some go to escape, and others find exactly what theyâve been looking for. Welcome to Cabin 1, Cabin 2, Cabin 3.... Businessman. CEO. Head of household. Three titles worst suited for Gunner Steele, the short tempered, reticent former Marine and rebel of the infamous Steele brothers. After an evening searching the mountains for his missing office manager, Gunner finds an undercover agent at his front door demanding protection â and that anyone but him be her bodyguard. Usually, Gunner didnât give a damn if someone disliked him, but this particular curvy vixen had information about the man who killed his father and maimed his brother. Information heâd gladly sell his soul for...but is he willing to sell hers, too? After failure to deliver the location of a Russian spy as slippery as a bowl of borscht, Lexi York is fresh out of a job and a near-death experience when she seeks refuge at Steele Shadows, despite her disdain for the tattooed bad boy, Gunner Steele. At her wit's end, Lexi devises a plan to use Gunner to get her job back, but what she hadnât planned on was developing feelings for the tortured soul she could never tame. Unwilling to make promises he canât keep, Gunner is faced with the biggest decision of his life. Avenge his family, or throw away the only woman whoâs cracked open his shielded heart? Cabin 3 is the third book in the three-part Berry Springs spinoff series, Steele Shadows Security â Think of it as Berry Springs' darker, grittier, steamier, bad boy brother. Please note: You do not need to listen to the Berry Springs Series first. Awards and Recognition: Cabin 1 (Steele Shadows Security): 2020 National Readersâ Choice Award Finalist, 2020 HOLT Medallion Finalist The Storm (A Berry Springs Novel): 2018 Golden Leaf Winner for Romantic Suspense, 2018 Maggie Award for Excellence Finalist, 2018 Silver Falchion Finalist, 2018 Beverley Finalist, 2018 Passionate Plume Honorable Mention Recipient The Fog (A Berry Springs Novel): 2019 Golden Quill Winner for Romantic Suspense, 2019 I Heart Indie Winner, 2019 Stiletto Award Finalist, 2019 Book Buyers Best Finalist
Â©2020 Amanda McKinney (P)2020 Amanda McKinney
Allyssa is a young college student living her life to please her upper-crust family who want her to take business courses, join her fatherâs business, and marry the ârightâ man. Allyssa loves animals and yearns to take courses that speak to her heart, but her family are deaf to her pleas and she is unable or unwilling to stand up to them. Fiona is an older, more established woman; a veterinarian working towards the goal of starting her own large animal practice. When a young woman arrives on her doorstep one night carrying a dog she may have fatally injured with her car, Fiona is thrown for a loop. Vetted - a life that neither woman anticipated, but each learns they want desperately. Will their families, the fates, and rustlers finally bring these women to their knees? The only way they can survive is to stand strong together, but are they both ready to fight for what they want? Only time will tell....
Â©2017 K'Anne Meinel (P)2019 K'Anne Meinel
From USA Today best-selling author Catherine Bruns comes a delightfully deadly new Cindy York Mystery.... If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Words for Cindy York to live by. The struggling real estate agent, full-time mother, and part-time sleuth has been having a tough winter and is desperate for a juicy commission. When she stumbles across a quaint mansion that's "For Sale by Owner", she can hardly believe her luck. Percy Rodgers is anxious to move and immediately hires Cindy as his agent. But when she shares the exciting news with boss and best bud, Jacques Forte, he tells her that Mr. Rodgers' neighborhood is a dangerous place to play, since the man just served 20 years for murdering his wife. Before Cindy can ax the deal, she stumbles over another dead body inside the house and is swept up in family drama, resentment, and decade-old secrets that someone will kill to keep. If Cindy isnât careful, this may end up being one deal that really is to die for. Cindy York Mysteries: Killer Transaction Priced to Kill For Sale By KillerÂ
Â©2018 Catherine Bruns (P)2019 Catherine Bruns
Piper Taylor concedes sheâll never fall in love, until a treacherous storm spirals her into the arms of the handsome Nick Cramer. Unrelenting remorse over a past relationship haunts Nick, but he canât deny the mysterious connection and hot desire Piper evokes. The allure of a secret portal hidden beneath Atlantaâs Lake Lanier tempts him into seizing the opportunity to change his mistakes. But his time slip triggers consequences beyond his wildest dreams. Can Piper avoid the international espionage and terrorism of 2001 New York, find Nick, and bring him home before he alters the fabric of time, or will the lovers drift forever Beyond the Mist?
Â©2017 Casi McLean (P)2018 Casi McLean
The truth is out there.... Way out there. Susan Witsend, owner of the best little UFO-themed B&B in the Sierras, is absolutely, positively, not going to get involved in another murder case. Not with her small-town sheriff threatening jail time if she interferes in one more investigation. So when her neighbor is murdered, Susan exerts all her willpower to stay out of the sheriffâs business. But her neighborâs daughter, Clare, needs Susanâs help. Clareâs been experiencing lost time, a sure sign of alien abduction. Helping Clare is only neighborly...and totally not interfering.Â Right? Worse, Clareâs not the only one with UFO issues. Weird lights in the sky, vanishing cows, and little green men are bringing the mountain town of Doyle to the edge of a panic. Can Susan unearth the truth before her town spirals into chaos? If you like laugh-out-loud mysteries with complicated heroines (and breakfast recipes), youâll love Close Encounters of the Curd Kind, book three in the Witsâ End series of cozy mystery novels. Listen to this twisty cozy caper today! Narrated by Amy Deuchler.
Â©2019 Kirsten Weiss (P)2020 Kirsten Weiss
Her job as a computer programmer shouldnât be dangerous, but when a killer has Amber Millner in his sights, thereâs no escaping. Amber wonât go into hiding just because some jerk wants her dead. However, she is willing to accept protection from super hot FBI agent, Cody Whittaker. The program she is working on will change the game against terrorists and word must be out on the streets because people are gunning for her. Cody Whittaker moved to the San Antonio FBI field office to fight terrorism and organized crime. The last thing he expected to find was a red-haired siren who checked off all the boxes for the perfect woman. Now he just has to keep her alive. Danger follows Amber, and Cody is fighting his desires, trying to be respectful while navigating the waters of a new FBI field office. Can he save her in time, or will the killer get to her first.
Â©2019 Aces Press LLC (P)2020 Spectrum Audiobooks
A cozy mystery thatâs out of this world.... Men in Black. Conspiracy-crazed old ladies. Can a clueless innkeeper catch a killerâ¦and stick to her carefully crafted schedule? When control-freak Susan Witsend inherits her grandmotherâs UFO-themed B&B, sheâs ready to put her organizational skills to the test. She knows she can make the B&B work, even if there is a faux-UFO in the roof. After all, whatâs not to love about a Victorian nestled in the high Sierra foothills? None of her carefully crafted policies and procedures, however, can prepare her for a corpse in room seven â the body of her small-town sheriffâs ex-husband. Good thing Susan has her own plans to solve the crime. But is there a government conspiracy afoot? Or is the murder a simple case of small-town vengeance? Susan must keep all her wits about her. Because the killer isnât finished, and if she isnât careful, her fate may be written in the stars.... Beam up this hilarious cozy mystery today! Breakfast recipes at the end of the book.
Â©2019 Kirsten Weiss (P)2020 Kirsten Weiss
Esther Miller's matchmaking mother wants Esther to marry soon, the sooner the better. Any man from the community will do, any man except one of the Hostetler boys. Mrs. Miller has Amos Troyer in mind, and everybody agrees he is perfect for Esther...everybody, that is, except Esther herself. So when her mother's meddling gets too much, Esther hatches a scheme of her own. She asks her handsome friend, Jacob Hostetler, to pretend to be her boyfriend. Jacob agrees, but does he have motives of his own? Yet when this small white lie is eclipsed by the motives of another, Esther's world could soon come crashing down around her. How will Esther's secret change her life in a way she never thought possible? Book two in this heartwarming Amish Romance series from USA Today best-selling author, Ruth Hartzler.
Â©2018 Ruth Hartzler (P)2020 Ruth Hartzler
Lilly Brandt was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Now, she is running for her life - straight into a small, obscure Amish community in Southern Maryland. Now as Hannah Kurtz, she knows she wonât be staying in Cherry Hill long enough to form any attachments, but she hadnât counted on meeting and being attracted to the kind, young man with the amazing blue eyes.
Jacob Beiler, a skilled young furniture maker, has made a vow of his own. After being jilted by the girl he trusted right before he was about to propose, he decides to focus strictly on honing his craft and guarding his heart from any future injury. When Hannah Kurtz enters his world, she drops into his mending heart as well. Against his better judgement, he allows himself to care again and to trust another woman.Â
When the Amish community discovers Hannah is not really Amish and that she is not even Hannah Kurtz, Jacob feels betrayed yet again. Will he be able to forgive Hannahâs necessary deception, or will he walk away from love forever?
Â©2017 Susan Lantz Simpson (P)2019 Vinspire Publishing
My brother tried to kill me three times, at least three times. I understand. I watched him all my life. Watched how he coped with being the only person on Adalta with no magic, the magic we call talent. Watched how he coped with being the oldest son and not the heir because he had no talent. He learned to defend himself with swords, the one in his scabbard and the one in his wit. He learned to earn the respect of his men despite his terrible handicap.Â Â Â I wondered at his ability to live a full life without even the talent of a farmhand who can barely encourage a few seeds to sprout and grow. I loved him. He tormented me, true, but isnât that what older brothers are born to do? He never hurt me, not until the assassination attempts began. I loved him even then. I still do. Heâs all the family I have.Â Â He cannot have done what so many others believe heâs done. He cannot have. Whatever others think, heâs a victim. Heâs the controlled, not the controller. I know when we kill the Itza Larrak, heâll be free.Â Â Somehow, I will free him. Guardian Daryl Me'Vere needs to finish the battle with the ancient alien which threatens to destroy the planet and deal with his traitorous brother.Â Â Cedar Evans escapes death when her research pod blows away from the space ship hovering over the planet, The ship is failing, and she must convince the other ship officers and relocate thousands from the ship to the planet, help Daryl make Adalta safe from the alien, and find a way to deal with his evil brother.
Â©2019 Sherrill Nilson (P)2020 Sherrill Nilson
Marcia (pronounced Mar-see-a, not Marsha) likes to think of herself as a normal person, even though she has a rather abnormal vocation. She trains service dogs for combat veterans with PTSD. Then the former marine owner of her first trainee is accused of murdering his wife, and Marcia gets sucked into an even more abnormal avocation - amateur sleuth. Called in to dog-sit the Labrador service dog, Buddy, sheâs outraged that his veteran owner is being presumed guilty until proven innocent. With Buddyâs help, she tries to uncover the real killer. Even after the hunky local sheriff politely tells her to butt out, Marcia keeps poking around. Until the killer finally pokes back.
Â©2016 Kassandra Lamb (P)2019 Kassandra Lamb