Partners


Mimi Barbour - 2012
    In this novel, Aurora is forced to accept one very difficult fact—she's lonesome for her partner Debbie. An attack by a maniac put paid to their working together and Aurora is pissed. She's out to get the madman who hurt her friend and God help anyone who gets in her way. Therefore when a new partner is forced on her, a bloody hotshot no less, the kind of dude she always stays as far away from as possible, she's even more pissed. This action–packed short is humorous and will sweep you into the lives of these Las Vegas Detectives

Hush


Carey Baldwin - 2013
    When the reformed bad boy returns to his hometown of Tangleheart, Texas to make peace with his dark past and make amends to those he's wronged, he's also hoping for a second chance at love with the girl he left behind. Charlie "Drex" Drexler was the love of Anna's life but she never found the courage to tell him. Not surprising, since silence was a way of life for Anna. When her mother left town, abandoning seven-year old Anna and her big sister Simone, Anna didn't speak above a whisper for years. Now Charlie's back looking to reconnect and Anna's big sister and infant nephew have suddenly gone missing. Will Anna find her voice in time to save her beloved sister? And can Drex and Anna mend their broken hearts while dodging bullets and racing to bring mother and baby home safely?

Turn the Tide


Katie Ruggle - 2019
    Whether you're diving into treacherous waters, racing the clock against global annihilation, or delving deep into an untamed wilderness, these thrilling tales of love and suspense will leave you breathless. Any Means Necessary by Katie Ruggle (Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters, #0.5) Katie Ruggle brings trademark wit and warmth to her introduction of a family of five bounty hunter sisters making the Rocky Mountains a safer place—finding love and sowing chaos along the way. Deep Blue by Adriana Anders (Survival Instincts, #0.5) Adriana Anders plunges readers into a thrilling tale of survival (and steamy romance) as a deep sea diver and a former SEAL escape a derelict oil rig overrun with men who have a secret worth killing for. No Way Out by Juno Rushdan (Final Hour, #0.5) Juno Rushdan turns up the pressure in a high-octane, non-stop thriller where one woman's defiance—and her fierce love for the man she could never forget—may be all that's standing in the way of a new bioterror threat. Beyond Home by Connie Mann (Florida Wildlife Warriors #1.5) Connie Mann shows that in central Florida's untamed wilderness, paradise has a dark side, and the heroes of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) are trained to face the worst that man—and nature—can dish out.Turn the Tide is a pulse-pounding collection of novellas by some of the brightest names in the genre.

Coma Girl: part 1


Stephanie Bond - 2016
    But she SO can.This COMA GIRL, Part 1 novella is a month's worth of daily segments for JULY, 2016.

Secret Summer


Elizabeth Grey - 2018
    Following the intertwined lives of a group of kickass career women, the series is a heartwarming mix of angsty romance and laugh-out-loud humour. She wished summer would never end. Violet Archer can't believe her luck. Her gorgeous new boyfriend is whisking her off on a romantic sun-drenched getaway! Well, not quite. There'll definitely be sun. But there'll also be a advertising shoot, a film crew, their eccentric best friend, Max, and one of the senior partners of their new ad agency. Oh, and of course, the teeny tiny issue that Violet's boyfriend is her best friend and soon-to-be boss, Ethan Fraser, and if anyone finds out they're together, he'll be fired. In the Santorini sunshine, can Ethan and Violet pull off a successful shoot, keep their secret hidden, and still find time for a little bit of summer sizzle? FRIENDLY NOTE #1: All of Elizabeth’s books feature realistic characters who do things real people do (like have sex) and say things real people say (like drop f-bombs). FRIENDLY NOTE #2: All of Elizabeth’s books are written in British English, not American English. We spell a few words differently.

The Chase


Adrienne Giordano - 2013
    Working together on a high-profile task force charged with busting sales of counterfeit goods has been rocky from the start. And Jo’s penchant for trouble is as difficult to ignore as her spectacular legs.The world of knock-offs isn’t as frivolous as it appears. The purses are fake, but the danger is all too real—and Jo seems hell-bent on putting herself in the middle of it. Her investigations have uncovered valuable leads for Gabe’s team, but they’ve also drawn the wrong kind of attention.Now, she’s on the radar of a mysterious smuggler not afraid to use violence to evade the law. At the risk of their lives—and their hearts—Gabe and Jo must find him before he finds them.

Darcie's Dilemma


Sue Moorcroft - 2012
    Having parted on bad terms two years previously, Darcie and Jake now find themselves flung back together. Tensions reach new heights when they’re forced to work in the same place and the pair struggle to put the past behind them.And, all the while, Ross is becoming increasingly involved with a dangerous influence, which looks set to make Darcie’s problems with Jake pale into insignificance …

A Hope Christmas Love Story


Julia Williams - 2014
    And after what happened last time she’s sworn off men for a very long time.But then she meets Will.He’s different. He’s special.But Mel has a secret.Christmas is coming and romance is blossoming. As the first snow snow falls over the village of HOPE CHRISTMAS, it’s time to make a choice…

Carry Yourself Back to Me


Deborah Reed - 2011
    Annie seeks refuge from an upended love affair with her producer, Owen Pettybone, by sequestering herself at home with her old dog Detour, surrounded by a lush Florida tangelo grove. There, she spends her days furiously sanding down the house’s every veneer in a vain attempt at erasing the painful memory of the love she lost. Soon, however, this quiet, small town existence—far from recording studios, ardent fans, and affairs of the heart—comes crashing down around her. A violent murder connected to her brother Calder threatens to tear her family apart and forces Annie to shore up her loyalties and uproot profound disappointments from her distant past. The evidence stacks against Calder, compounded by his lifelong affliction with Tourette syndrome that causes some in the community to cast aspersions on the soundness of his mind.As the circumstances converge to challenge lifetime ties and forge unexpected new bonds, this soulful, stirring novel shifts its narrative from an imperiled and ever-changing present, where each hour brings an unforeseen and unwelcome piece of news, to the poignant childhood days of first allegiances and life-altering loss. Like a fine and forlorn love ballad, the gifted, conflicted Annie lulls the reader into a journey through love and loss that mines the mysterious, and, at times, paradoxical rhythms of the human heart. As vibrant as Annie’s treasured tangelo grove, Carry Yourself Back to Me cultivates an always tender, sometimes tart, portrait of one family’s regret and redemption. Inflected with melancholy and redeemed by melody, this deeply affecting novel is certain to strike a resonant chord with music fans and lovers of fine fiction everywhere.

El Bombero


Kathryn Shay - 2001
    EL BOMBERO is the story of Firefighter Tony Ramirez and his beloved wife Sophia, sweethearts since high school, who run into the biggest challenge of their lives: Sophia can no longer tolerate the danger her husband is in every day.

Whispered Pain


Ashley Fontainne - 2015
    At least, I don’t think I am. I don’t remember my name, my age, or even my sex. I don’t feel. I can’t smell. I hear, but sounds don’t register emotional responses anymore. I see, but it’s all in muted gray. No vibrant colors. No sense of time, space, awareness. I just…float. Like a weightless cloud drifting through the limitless universe. I don’t know where I am or how I arrived at this point. Ebony nothingness has swallowed me whole. Can you help me? Will you help me? I need to know. Want to know. Have to know. Who am I? Where am I? How do I escape this black void? Help. Please, help me.

Cliffhanger


Amy Saunders - 2012
    Even worse, Belinda must return to the events surrounding a tragic sailing accident to set things right.But new possibilities emerge in the form of security expert Bennett Tate. Between her connections and his know-how, they're bound to catch the killer - and kick the skeletons out of the closet for good.

Married by Midnight: A Christmas Story


Talli Roland - 2014
    . . and so is the biggest day of Kate’s life. While choosing a vintage dress for her Christmas Eve wedding, Kate finds a cryptic note pinned to the inside of a 1930s gown. As doubts about her own ceremony loom, Kate is determined to track down the dress’ owner and determine what became of her – and the marriage. Will Kate find the answers she’s seeking to propel her down the aisle, or will her discovery prompt her to call off the wedding for good?

Kiss My Book


Jamie Michaels - 2007
    At 15, she sold her first book, got a movie deal, scored the hottest guy in school, and became the most popular student at Frasier High. Now, as a soon-to-be junior and published author, she's ready to make waves in New York's literary world. But every star falls back to earth one day. Ruby's accused of plagiarism - on national television. And the worst part is that the proof of her literary lies is indisputable.Her friends won't return her phone calls. Her boyfriend's gone AWOL. The media vultures are flying low, and they want answers. So Ruby does what any self-respecting headline would do. She disappears. And that's when her story really begins.

Cry Wolf


Maggie Shayne - 2019
    Not in public–when I can help it. Cussing is bad for the image of a bona fide guru of self-help, or that which I call “the bullsh*t I write.” Only, I’m not so sure it’s bullsh*t, because in trying it out, I got my eyesight back after 20 years. Yeah, the corneal tissue came from a serial killer, and yeah, I started seeing his crimes. But still, eyesight. I also have the hottest detective in the universe attached to my proverbial–and, okay, wider than I’d like–hip. I got his 2 nephews with the package and I couldn’t fu–freaking love Jeremy and Josh more if I was their mother, which I’m way too young to be. That’s a lie, Rache. They’re twelve and eighteen. You’re thirty– Don’t interrupt, Inner B*tch, I’m on a roll. I also have my amazing bulldog, Myrtle. I understand her. She’s blind like I used to be. And I got a little something extra with my cornea transplant. “It’s a blessing and a curse,” said the greatest TV detective ever. Only my something extra was…let’s say down. And one of Josh’s sixth-going-into-seventh-grade pals has been kidnapped. The sick prick snatched him off his bicycle and left a note behind. “Wait for instructions.” Only none ever came. What a time for my antennae to be out of whack! So my wires are down, there’s a kid missing, I’m bathing in my pity pool, and things get even worse. A big celebrity psychic shows up to help the cops find the missing kid. In my town. Yeah. No. So there’s all that. But I’m out of room, so…just get the book, and I’ll tell you the rest. NOTE: This is a 25,000-word novella. There will be a new Brown and de Luca Novel, GIRL BLUE later in 2019. “Shayne has hit the jackpot with the pairing of self-help author Rachel de Luca and Detective Mason Brown. …she is a master storyteller.” –RT Book Reviews on
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