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The Bargain

Aaron D. Gansky - 2013
    But with a dying wife and an empty bank account, the promised payment of $250,000 is hard to turn down. More so, his enigmatic employer, Mason Becker, has insinuated Connor's acceptance of the job will result in a supernatural healing of his beloved wife.The people of Hailey, California--the subjects of Connor's charged articles--are a secretive group, not willing to open up to strangers. When shots are fired and Connor is running for his life, he demands Mason answer his questions: Why are the articles so important? Is anyone going to publish them? Where is the money coming from? How can he be so confident that the completion of the articles will heal his wife?Nothing in Connor s vast journalistic adventures--not Katrina, not September 11th, not even his first-hand experience in the genocide in Darfur--could prepare him for the answers Mason gives. Now, it seems, the life of everyone in Hailey including his wife's is in his hands.

Murder for Emily's Sake

Larry Timm - 2017
    Once he gets his hands on the three women he holds responsible for his daughter's death, they will regret the day they met Emily outside the abortion clinic. He will expose a dark secret. He will bury them, as he buried Emily. Bury them alive. And after their caskets are in the ground, they will die ... for Emily's sake.

A Familiar Evil

Anne Patrick - 2011
    I can feel you. What do you want? Why did you come back here?"Jordan Russell had the perfect life until the brutal monster from her childhood resurfaced, opening up scars she thought were healed. With the hope of finally finding closure Jordan leaves her cheating husband, and her career in the FBI, and returns to where her nightmare began. But what awaits her in Thorny Creek will push her to the very edge of sanity and bring her face to face with her abductor.

Targeted for Danger

Susan May Warren - 2017
    Here are eight novellas of suspense and intrigue and romance from eight bestselling authors, all in one anthology. This promotional boxed set is only available for a limited time. Fasten your seat belts, and happy intense reading! Susan May Warren Christy Barritt Lynette Eason Ginny Aiken Margaret Daley Elizabeth Goddard Susan Sleeman Jan Thompson CROSSFIRE New from RITA, Christy, and Carol Award-winning, and USA Today Bestselling Author SUSAN MAY WARREN The woman he loves is caught in the crossfire of revenge…but he’ll have to face his crimes to save her. TAKEN BY DARK New from Award-winning, Bestselling Author CHRISTY BARRITT Willa Shields is being taunted by someone desperate to get her attention. When the threats escalate, the only person who can help her is her new neighbor, FBI agent Declan Donovan. But will he reach her before the darkness overcomes them both? LETHAL HOMECOMING From Award-winning, Bestselling Author LYNETTE EASON Callie Ainsworth just wants to go home. When her stepfather dies, she believes it’s safe to do so. But when someone tries to kill her minutes before she reaches her mother’s driveway, she realizes that danger still lurks—but this time, she’s not running away. TREASURE New from Critically-Acclaimed Author GINNY AIKEN Freelance writer Chloe Williams's first find at the newest Qumran Caves dig is the dead C/OPS Security guard. Steven “Ridge” Ridgeway, founder of C/OPS, must deal with the murder of his man while keeping the two of them alive. It won't be easy, now that he and Chloe have seen the stolen treasure, since assassins don't give up until all witnesses are dead. DEADLY SECRET New from USA Today Bestselling Author MARGARET DALEY Secrets. Revenge. Reunion. The past comes back to haunt Sarah Patterson, and she turns to the only man who can help her—the man she left at the altar. DOUBLE EXPOSURE New from Award-winning, Bestselling Author ELIZABETH GODDARD Tara Blackburn witnesses a village decimated at the hands of armed men. Grant McCall is working undercover in a race against time to find Tara before the hired killers, but even more deadly is the illness to which she was exposed. COLD TERROR New from Award-winning, Bestselling Author SUSAN SLEEMAN Forensic artist Hannah Perry and her young son barely escape from a killer and nearly lose their lives to the cold terror of the ocean. Former Navy SEAL Gage Blackwell comes to their rescue and appoints himself their bodyguard. Suddenly, not only is Hannah’s and her sons life at risk—so is her heart. ONCE A THIEF NEW from USA Today Bestselling Author JAN THOMPSON She sets a thief to catch a thief.


Sharon Srock - 2018
    At least that was the plan until her son got hauled to jail for theft and she lost the mother she never truly understood. In the darkest moments of her life, Mac finds herself surrounded by a group of Christian women she can’t understand and a handsome man, willing to take her son under his wing.Dane Cooper, Garfield’s former bad boy and groom left at the altar, can’t deny his initial attraction to Mackenzie. Neither can he resist the urge from God to mentor her delinquent son. How can he guard his battered heart and still give Riley the same second chance he was given?When Jesse, Charley, Randy, and Alex signed up for Mac’s first fitness class, they were looking for someone to whip them into physical shape. What they found was a woman bound by a cruel history, suffering through a tragic present, and in desperate need of a friend…or four.

Distant Echoes, Black Sands, Dangerous Depths, Midnight Sea, and Holy Night

Colleen Coble - 2014
    When a tragic accident downs a tourist boat off the coast of Hawaii, dolphin researcher Kaia Oana is one of the first in the water, risking her own life to try and save others. She’s enlisted to help the US Navy find out what really happened—utilizing her specially trained dolphins to help. Kaia and Lieutenant Commander Jesse Matthews team up in the investigation—but as they edge closer to the truth about the incident, their own lives are threatened. Will a spirit of grace and forgiveness prevail or will it be overshadowed by the distant echoes of past pain and the imminent danger from a cold-blooded killer?Black SandsAs a volcano on Hawaii begins to rumble, family crisis brings an unlikely couple together. Annie's the brainy type, quietly assisting her father in his volcano research. She's always admired her brother's friend Mano for his outgoing athletic ways, but her devotion turns to disdain after Mano's mistake results in her older brother's untimely death. Mano's mistake haunts him. It cost his best friend's life. But just as he's bringing Tomi's belongings to his family, Mano discovers Tomi is alive—and in serious danger. That danger threatens to spill over to the rest of the family. Annie and Mano join forces to discover the source of the threat against the family, even as a long-inactive volcano rumbles in the distance.Dangerous DepthsSometimes life's most precious treasure lies at Dangerous Depths. Leia ditched a promising medical career to settle on a secluded island in Hawaii. Her ex-fiancé Bane has come to the island to find out why. When an act of sabotage pushes Bane closer to Leia, they are plunged into a tangle of emotion and peril—just as a series of threatening natural events grip the island. Midnight Sea Losing her sight turns Lani’s world upside down, bringing danger, mystery . . . and unexpected romance. A seemingly random shooting at her aunt's coffee farm has left Lani Tagama blind. Now she must learn to navigate in a world of darkness. With the help of an ex-cop named Ben and a half-trained guide dog, Lani begins to regain her former independence. Then Lani and Ben discover that her injury wasn’t caused by a random shooting. It was a botched murder attempt. They must work together to discover the identity of the would-be murderer before he strikes again.Holy NightOne sinister phone call has derailed their wedding. Will they let it tear them apart forever? A Christmas wedding on the beach—what could be more perfect? Poinsettias and fragrant pikake blossoms, soft sand and mistletoe, the gentle sound of the surf and the wedding march played on a ukulele. This wedding has been a long time coming with Bane's trust issues and Leia's worries about her childlike sister, Eva. Now they can hardly wait for the day to arrive.Thrilled to be a bridesmaid, Eva keeps trying on her ruffled dress. The tent is reserved, the caterers are paid. Everything is going as planned until Leia's phone rings and her world skids out of control. A muffled voice informs Leia that Eva's been kidnapped and will be killed unless Leia calls off the wedding without explanation and no police! If she disobeys instructions and tells Bane, she'll risk her beloved sister's life. But how can she ever handle this without his help? And how can he ever trust her if she lies to him now?"

The Muir House

Mary E. DeMuth - 2011
    Sure as sweet tea on a hot afternoon." Words from Willa Muir's sketchy childhood haunt her dreams and color her days with longing, regret, and fear. What do the words mean? Willa is far from sure. When Hale Landon places a ring on her finger, Willa panics, feeling she can't possibly say yes when so much in her past is a mystery. Bent on sorting out her history, Willa returns to Rockwall, Texas, to the Muir House Bed & Breakfast, a former funeral home. But the old place holds her empty memory close to itself. Willa's mother utters unintelligible clues from her deathbed, and the caretaker of the house keeps coveted answers carefully protected. Throw in an old flame, and Willa careens farther away from ever knowing the truth. Set in a growing suburb of Texas, The Muir House explores trauma, healing, love new and old, and the life-changing choices people make to keep their reputations intact.

Crowning Glory

Pat Simmons - 2011
    The bestselling author of the Guilty series explores the unlikely romance between a woman who has served time for an unthinkable crime and a devoutly Christian man who believes there is a price to pay for every sin committed.

The Two Crosses

Ernie Lindsey - 2010
    David Kreutzer just wants his wife's vision to stop failing before she goes blind. And then one day, their lives are changed forever when they suddenly find out that they have the ability to heal the sick with a single touch. With gifts so amazing, why does the mysterious stranger lurking in the shadows want to destroy them both, by whatever means necessary?

A Perfect Ambition

Kevin Leman - 2015
    Groomed from birth with the relentless message that he was destined for greatness, Will has always pushed himself to succeed--nearly as much as his never-satisfied financial tycoon father pushes him. Becoming CEO of his company seems the next logical step on the success ladder. But when circumstances turn, Will finds himself staring down a road that leads to Capitol Hill. Can he trade the board room for the Senate floor? Or will a closetful of family secrets keep him from his destiny?

If Only

T.K. Chapin - 2017
    With the help of her neighborhood friend Cole, Elizabeth tries to make sense of what really happened and hopefully bring her daughter home.

Journal of the Unknown Prophet: A Visitation of Jesus Christ

Wendy Alec - 2004
    He spoke of mercy, He warned of judgment...on the world's trading systems, on ministry leaders...upon the church. He wept In two separate visitations in 2002, He spoke iin anguish of the last days assignments against the elect, He warned of the great blinding, of seduction, lust and Jezebel, and the great falling away... 'My children perish...' Jesus' voice was so soft...that it was barely audible... And then He turned to me, His beautiful countenance ravaged with grief. 'Now warn My children...warn My beloved...that even those in the deepest mire might find their way home...' This is the extraordinary record of His discourse.

The Billionaire's Reluctant Bride

Elle E. Kay - 2019
    What could go wrong?When people see Zachary Williams they see a billionaire entrepreneur who changed the face of an entire industry, but without love and family it's worthless to him. Lonely and frustrated with the dating scene, he remembers an agreement he made with his best friend when they were in their teens. Zach searches out Addison and offers her the deal of a lifetime.When Addison hears from her childhood friend and he invokes a pact they made as teenagers, she thinks he’s joking. By the time she figures out how serious he is, she’s committed herself to his crazy marriage scheme with no way to back out gracefully.After a quick beach wedding on his private island, the staff and their families depart. Not long after, the hurricane hits and it's just the two of them battling nature together. Find out how childhood friends find romance and love while they weather the storm of a lifetime in The Billionaire’s Reluctant Bride.

Holly Jolly Christmas

C.C. Warrens - 2019
    . .Three decades have passed since Marx last set foot in his family's Georgia home. The house has faded over the years, but the haunting memories contained within its walls remain crisp and unforgettable.If not for the girl asleep in the passenger's seat of his car, Marx would turn his car around and head back to his life in New York City. But it's time to face his demons.This novella is a Seeking Justice Christmas novella that falls between "Injustice for All" and "Imperfect Justice."

The New Recruit

Jill Williamson - 2012
    But before he even boards the plane for Moscow, Spencer realizes this is no Bible club.These guys mean business.Stumbling onto a case involving a gang of homeless boys, a chilling tattoo, and the always beautiful Anya Vseveloda, Spencer struggles to find the faith needed to save the Mission League from enemy infiltration.