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Heart Burn: Deep Six East Book 1
Becky McGraw - 2019
That becomes impossible when the former military pilot and FBI agent's first assignment with Deep Six East is to protect Prada D'Angelo, the Italian Ambassador of Women's Affairs to the U.S. Straight off the runways of Milan, the gorgeous former model and TV star turned politician has accumulated a string of enemies which includes politicians, a billionaire media mogul and even a prince. Her father wants her protected, but Prada tells him right away she is not going to let him, or idle threats, slow her down. Dante quickly sees she isn't going to let the threats shut her beautiful mouth either and before he knows it, he is working double time to keep her safe while his team figures out who wants her kidnapped or dead. A trip to Italy may give Dante the answers he seeks, but it will also bring Prada face-to-angelic-face with her enemies. Can he keep her safe in the most romantic, but dangerous, place in the world? Or will the magic of amore distract him and get them both killed?
The 92-Year-Old Lady Who Made Me Steal a Dead Man's Car - A thrilling and seriously funny novel
Fred Schäfer - 2013
A foul-mouthed youth is killed in a traffic accident. The old lady’s apartment is visited by folks that would make most people run to their psychologist. A mass murderer explains why he thinks he is a good man. A cool Jesus seems to agree with him and asks for The Bible to be rewritten: make the book a bit more interesting, inject a bit of humor and give me a girlfriend. Attempts are made to rewrite literary history: Hemingway’s Santiago wants to return with the marlin intact; Jay Gatsby doesn't want to end up dead in a swimming pool. It takes a while for the police to get involved, but when it finally happens, the outcome is one that nobody could have predicted.
Abigail Graham - 2015
For five years, I've lived in fear. No one will stop my stalker. Nobody can - his father is a senator. Alone and powerless, I couldn't run, couldn't hide, couldn't escape. Then I met Jacob. He's built like a freight train, covered in scars, and fights like a trained killer. He scares me. Fascinates me. Makes my heart stop when I imagine what his rock hard body can do to mine. One look in his haunting eyes draws me in. Tempts me to do things I've never imagined. He kisses like he fights - furiously. One taste, and I want more. If I can trust him with my life like I have with my body, he might just be my hero. --- I came to destroy this town. I lost everything, spent a year under a torturer's knife, and woke up a dead man walking, hungry for vengeance... Then I saw her. The man I hate was laying his hands on her and I snapped. Something went off inside me, something that drove me to remove his filthy hands from her beautiful body and replace them with mine. The mission has changed. I won't stop until she's safe, and I've found out how hot her lips burn on mine...
Marlie May - 2019
Navy Chief Cooper Talon is on leave only long enough to clean out his dad’s house and shut the door on the abuse he suffered there. He takes a break to go camping with a high school buddy, never expecting to run into his friend’s younger sister, Ginny—the girl he secretly adored twelve years ago. Her sweet teasing sends his pulse into overdrive, but with an upcoming deployment to the Middle East, it would be wrong to make a play for her heart. But when someone stalks her, his protective instincts kick in. After the terror of an abduction overseas, travel photographer Ginny Bradley returns home to Crescent Cove, Maine. A camping trip with her brother will put her nightmares to rest, and meeting up with Cooper makes the weekend complete. When did the skinny teenager she had the hots for in high school grow into this gorgeous, self-assured man? Thousands of miles will soon separate them, but something powerful draws them together. Until someone threatens her life. Only Cooper’s military-trained instincts stand between her and this menace. With the hours ticking down to Cooper’s deployment, they must discover who wants to hurt Ginny, all while fighting the growing attraction they’re helpless to resist. Because the incidents are escalating. And while long-distance romances rarely survive, they end permanently when threats turn lethal. This book was a 2018 RWA® Golden Heart Finalist in the Romantic Suspense Category.The Crescent Cove Contemporary and Romantic Suspense Series are standalone and have no cliffhangers or cheating. They guarantee plenty of heart & humor, plus a happily ever after. Fearless is 92,000 words.
Desiree Holt - 2020
But now the reporter, with a contract to write a true crime book about it, is turning over every rock she can. But someone wants to frighten her off, adding to her stress level. On a rainy night, after some long days of research and interviews, a cold drink in a roadside bar eases the pressure, along with the very sexy, war-weary ex-SEAL whose bed she falls into. Zoe’s not given to one-night stands but, for the moment, this guy is just what she needs.Bitter at being medically discharged, still haunted by nightmares of the last mission, Sean Patterson has finally accepted his cousin Hank’s invite to check out Montana. He’s got his choice of Brotherhood Protectors or joining the staff of the new sheriff, either of which could be the turning point in his life that he needs. Either way, when he agrees to act as bodyguard for Sadie Patterson’s friend, Zoe Young, he is stunned when he’s face to face with the woman with whom he shared the best night of sex ever.Together twenty-four-seven, the emotional connection between them explodes along with the increased danger. When they finally uncover the answers, they are shocked to learn who the killers are But will Zoe survive a last attempt on her life so she and Sean can explore a life together?
Watched Too Long
Ann Voss Peterson - 2016
Former Chicago Homicide lieutenant Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels, needs Val to babysit for a few days. Val isn’t comfortable around toddlers, but she accepts. Then one baby becomes two, and some criminals from Jack’s past come calling with child abduction and arson on their agenda. Val might not know babies. But she knows a whole lot about putting up a fight... WATCHED TOO LONG by Ann Voss Peterson and JA Konrath Some would kill for a good babysitter…
Kate Kinsley - 2019
Aim... Carissa Montgomery went out for a run and found herself in the wrong place at the wrong time and ended up with a target on her back. The Feds are escorting her to New York to testify, but danger lurks in the air... Special Warfare Operator Nathan Hayes has one more week before rejoining his SEAL team in Afghanistan. But before that happens, he's going to enjoy a first-class ticket to Morocco. The trip becomes even more pleasurable when he meets Cara on his connecting flight. Nate doesn't believe in love at first sight, but that doesn't stop him from falling for her. However, someone's determined not to let her leave the plane alive...Dead bodies are piling up and Nate will be damned if Cara will be one of them. One first-class ticket. One compromised witness.One chance of preserving justice. When danger surrounds them, does Nate have what it takes to protect Cara?
Hell's Flower, (Hell's Storm MC #1)
S.L. Schiefer - 2015
That's how it usually starts right? I grew up believing one thing, only for one day to completely mess up everything I've ever been taught. Was I a good girl? No, not by any means. But, the world I'm about to be thrown into is unlike anything I've ever known. Mace Multiple people. I live for club life. As the President of the Hell's Storm MC I protect my brothers at all costs, and they do the same for me. After a rival club killed what was mine, I vowed to live in as many chicks as possible. Never tasting the same one twice. But, all it takes is that one look to completely bring a man, even me, to my knees. Two people. Brought up on different sides of the tracks. Two different paths in life. Both will be tested, taken to the very edge of darkness that threatens to consume them both. Will they be able to withstand the heat of hell? Or will they fight to death and lose themselves?
The Protector: The Complete C.I.A. Romance Series
Lilian Monroe - 2019
Nothing… except her.Fifteen years ago, Senator Nathan Blanchet destroyed my life and ripped my family to shreds.Then, I joined the Marine Corps and became a man. I served my country,...and I bided my time.Now I’m back, and the senator has to pay.This mission is headed straight for success. Nothing can get in my way, until I see the senator’s daughter.Sadie Blanchet is all grown up.With those sweet, innocent eyes and never-been-kissed lips, I’m not sure I’ll be able to keep my vow.Revenge is sweet… but Sadie is sweeter. Before I know it, I have to choose between vengeance...… and love. Book 2: His Oath Being a U.S. Senator is my dream job... until my new bodyguard walks in and turns my whole world upside down.Chris is the brooding, silent type, and he does something to my insides...He turns them into a hot, sticky, not-befitting-of-a-public-servant, unholy mess.When he swears an oath to protect me, I must admit my heart flutters the tiniest bit.But as the danger around us heightens, I start to wonder who Chris really is.Is he here to protect me, or is there something else going on... something he's not telling me?When everything falls apart, I don't know if my new hero will still be by my side......and that scares me more than anything. Book 3: His Word My high school sweetheart is trying to ruin my life… again.A decade ago, Freddy Finch betrayed me. Now he’s back, and he wants me to be an undercover asset for the CIA.When I think everything is going well,when my paintings are finally selling,when I might actually make it as an artist...He shows up. He’s wicked, brooding, and every girl’s most sinful fantasy.… including mine.No problem, Finch. Just ruin my life, why don’t you. Again.I’m stuck between a rock and a very large, very hard place.But as the operation gets more dangerous, Freddy becomes more irresistible. I have to choose between trusting the man who betrayed me, or closing my heart off to him… ...forever.
One More Time
S. Van Horne - 2016
Everything was perfect—until the first letter . . . At twenty-seven Dante De Luca was finally finished with his time in the Navy and was starting his new career at Seal Security with his buddies from the service. Everything was finally settling into place for him—until the phone call . . . Now the hunt is on to find a stalker that could shatter everything Len and Dante have been building . . . including the love they have for each other. When they both finally admit their feelings for each other the worst happens… Will they ever get their one more time? *** This book is intended for mature adults only. Contains sexual content and language that may offend some. Suggested reading audience is 18 years or older. I consider this book as Adult Romance. If this isn’t your type of book, then please don’t purchase it. ***
D.M. Mortier - 2020
He was a soldier, trained to endure pain, but he’d never thought that the pain he’d endure would be in his own home or from the woman who was supposed to love him. Cynical and disillusioned about love and happily ever after, he shouldn’t have been so easily brought to his knees by a brown beauty that he had no right to desire. He didn’t need the added complication of wanting a woman he’d never be free to love. He fought like hell to not act when every male instinct in him called to her. The Ragnarson men were men of honor, and marriage was a lifetime commitment. He was determined to adhere to his family tradition, honor his vows even if his wife hadn’t. However, his resolve was tested time and again. And then his brown beauty was viciously attacked. There wasn’t a chance in hell he could ignore that.Nakia McKenzie had a secret crush on one of the partners of the law firm where she worked. She’d been crushing on him for years and knew that it would go nowhere, especially since both of them were married. Besides, he didn’t know she existed—until she accidently collided with him in an airport. Meeting him up close and personal made the feelings only stronger. This was no simple crush. However, she had to deny it for both their sakes.
Bill Robinson - 2014
What she finds instead is an alien invasion, one that only she and her crew can stop. Action and adventure await the reader. This is not great literature, it’s simply great fun. Some violence, an adult innuendo or two, and an occasional “frak,” otherwise fine for fun lovers of all ages. Length: Rounded off: 2001: A Space Odyssey is 70,000 words. The Forever War is 81,000 words. The Hobbit is 97,000 words. Yorktown is 98,000 words. Ender’s Game is 107,000 words. Game of Thrones is 300,000 words. This is a real novel, but not an epic one. Bill Robinson is a short story writer of strange computer fiction, including the only two intentional works of fiction ever published by Network World, "The Tolkien Ring Network," and "The Ether Strikes Back." His first novel, Intention, and it’s sequel, Destination, are apparently the most read grown up superhero novels for the Kindle.
Last of The Nighthawks: A Military Space Opera Adventure
Greg Dragon - 2018
Chosen for a coveted slot in the glorious Nighthawks, Special Forces, she will certainly be able to prove herself as more than a half-alien outcast. But when her team deploys to the moon of Dyn, tragedy strikes and Helga is put to the ultimate test--survival. Facing insurmountable odds and escaping torture, Helga and her mentor, Cilas Mec, are forced to face a fate worse than death. Battling brain-eating aliens and human pirates, the odds are stacked against them in every way. The rescue should be coming. Unless the Alliance is involved in this botched mission... Can Helga survive the odds to get out alive, or will she be the last of the Nighthawks?
The Panther’s Lost Princess
McKenna Dean - 2017
A child of the foster-care system, she didn’t get many breaks, but the one thing she can do is sing. It’s her only ticket out of poverty and obscurity. Nothing else matters, not even the nagging sense that she’s different. She's headed for great things. She only needs a chance. Jack Ferris couldn’t agree more. His firm, the elite paranormal agency Redclaw Security, has been hired to find a missing princess and return her to her family. Discovering that Ellie, a waitress in a hole-in-the-wall diner, is both the princess and his fated mate is like being hit with a sledgehammer. Ellie West can't be his mate. She's the mission. The sooner Jack completes this job, the better, only Ellie has no intention of throwing her dreams away for a kingdom she's never known. With hired assassins on their trail, Ellie might not have a choice. They must do whatever it takes to stay alive.