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Born on the 4th of July


Heather Graham - 2020
    But while they’re there, the ghost of an old serviceman beckons to Angela. He’s just seen his daughter, Annie, kidnapped. She had brought coffee and flowers to his grave. A murder of crows had burst into the sky; what appeared to be the giant figure of a man dressed like a crow had doused her with something on a rag—and disappeared through the graveyard and behind a group of family mausoleums.Like Angela, his daughter is expecting a child any day. While Jackson worries about Angela’s activity as her due date draws near, it’s precisely her condition that makes Angela certain she can’t leave this one to others—she must help in any way that she can. Jackson, of course, can do the crawling around and physical work. She’ll get into the cemeteries office and begin all that she can online.But the sensible way of doing things doesn’t always work as planned. Angela will find herself dead center in a conspiracy that has gone on far longer than what they’ve seen, literally deep in it! Deep underground, a victim herself.But she knows she has Jackson, Corby, Adam, Josh, and the Krewe behind her. Nor will she forget her own abilities as they face down a malicious evil that has already claimed several victims.But they’ll need the help of the living and the dead to make July 4th a genuinely happy holiday!

Collier


Elizabeth Loraine
    In the process she finds out that there she is being pulled towards something, and someone, that she thought only existed in her dreams.Another page turning adventure from Elizabeth Loraine. Phantom Lives intertwines the modern world with the post Civil War world of Collier, a plantation Abigail had dreamt about her entire life. Now she is about to find out why. Another fantasy world of spirits and immortals is built in a way which fans of Ms Loraine’s will again thoroughly enjoy. Find out who Abigail was in the past and how it changes everything.

Dark Arts (Dead Keepers Book 1)


Randolph Lalonde - 2009
    The minimal success his band, Road Craft, has had is being smothered by an era where bars are becoming discos, and live entertainment is being replaced by larger dance floors. They scored a small record deal years before, but the excitement has cooled, and they never got much radio play. The only hope he has of financing his future rests in a book he hunted down using contacts and skills he learned from his father, who was an expert at acquiring rare occult objects. Max is not a believer in mysticism, but he knows what he has was hard to get, and should be worth thousands. When he's told it's too hot to sell, his dreams are crushed, and his wallet is left empty. He'll have to tell his band mates that his plan has fallen through, and they have come to the end of the road. The members of Road Craft are set to return home during a Pagan summer festival called The Gathering, where hundreds of people gather to celebrate music, nature, and each other. The Gathering also puts him nose to nose with Miranda, a woman Maxwell knew when they were children, a veteran of the New York Rock scene and his equal. He doesn't know it yet, but this is the event that will make him a believer in the occult, and he will have some choices to make. All the while, there are people who know he has the book, and they are determined to twist the knowledge it contains to a terrible purpose, to break the circle of life, making resurrections possible, to open the door between the living and the dead just enough to embrace forbidden power. Their selfish intent would disrupt the natural order enough to change the world, and not for the better. Maxwell's music career is about to be the least of his worries.

Ghost in the Pages


Angela M. Hudson - 2016
    But sometimes they're the only logical explanation.When failed writer Alice Beaumont visits a small town to reconnect with her muse, she uncovers a decades-old mystery that will inspire her next novel. But there are hidden dangers in dredging up the past, and the old ghost in the story has unfinished business that could cost Alice her life.

Ghosts of a Beach Town in Winter (Halcyon Beach Chronicles, #1)


Kathleen Valentine - 2011
    The arcades, food stands, souvenir shops and tattoo parlors are boarded over for the winter but the bungalows tucked in the dunes are occupied by artists and transients looking for cheap rentals. She faces a long, cold, lonely winter but a bunch of old guys, that she calls The Geezers, begin regaling her with stories about the "old days" and about an ill-fated romance between the beautiful wife of a Boston mob boss and The Great Hercules, a sideshow strongman. She is also increasingly fascinated by an elusive roustabout who flirts with her and shows her the secret spaces in an old beachfront ballroom. As winter gets darker and deeper Layla's husband is both struggling with his writing and becoming suspicious of her behavior. What Layla doesn't know is that nothing is what it seems and her options are growing fewer every day. (Volume One of the Halcyon Beach Chronicles. Volume Two is Ghosts of a Lighthouse in Autumn.)

Amber


Lexi James - 2016
    Confused and afraid, she turns to the Internet for a cure. Instead she discovers a small town with a doctor whose research could give her back her life. So she bought a cottage, made a plan, and moved. Jasper grew up knowing the first time a wolf sets eyes on his mate, his life is changed forever. While the bond between them could be an amazing connection, it would also leave him vulnerable to loss and unimaginable pain. He'd seen it happen and vowed to never experience it first hand. Two people. Two wolves. One chance to heal their souls.

The Chosen Box Set


Denise Grover Swank - 2012
    Everything's about to change when a mysterious stranger offers his help.CHOSEN--Emma will do anything to protect her precognitive son Jake, even accept help from Will, a stranger with a dark past. But Will's been hired to deliver Emma to a powerful group. Even though the job screams trouble, nothing prepares Will for Jake's declaration: Will is The Chosen One, prophesied protector of Emma.HUNTED--As the trail to find Jake grows cold, Will realizes that Emma is displaying supernatural abilities of her own. When they search her past, they find few answers until Raphael shows up and offers information. But it comes at a price Emma is unwilling to pay. SACRIFICE--Raphael insists that he is the only one who can help Emma save her son, but he's dangerous. Emma begins to wonder if there's someone else who can help her: WaterREDEMPTION (The Chosen #4) released October 10, 2012Denise Grover Swank lives in Lee's Summit, Missouri. She writes urban fantasies without vampires and werewolves. She also writes romantic comedy mysteries set in the south. She has six children, three dogs, and an overactive imagination. She can be found dancing in her kitchen with her children, reading or writing her next book. You will rarely find her cleaning.You can find out more about Denise and her other books at denisegroverswank.com or email her at denisegroverswank@gmail.com

The Klaskians Series Box Set


Amelia Wilson - 2018
    The new planet discovered in the solar system, Klaskar has been accepted as a reality and a peaceful truce drawn between humanity and the blue skinned Klaskians. The species would have remained separate until it was proved that a human would could birth a Klaskian young.Life has come down to two choices for Janelle Speirs. Apply to the surrogacy program and be paid to use her womb to bear an alien young or find herself homeless. Joining the program might be risky but at least she’ll have the money to start over after she comes back to earth. Once Janelle arrives on Klaskar things aren’t like she pictured. She’s shocked to find that she’s to be mated not only to one male but two. Legend has it the Klaskians are superb lovers and it means a bigger payment so Janelle agrees. Janelle never planned on surrendering more than her body. Can her Klaskian males capture her heart as well? Is she willing to take the risk and learn to trust and love after a lifetime of abandonment?This boxset is full of sensual passion and exciting action. There’s hot and heavy sexual dalliances, edge of your seat close calls and near misses, and at it’s core a girl from one life and a boy from another thrust together and unwilling to let one another go. Once you start reading The Klaskians series, you won’t be able to put the book down, at least not until you’re reaching for the next. All three The Klaskians Series books are included in the set:1. The Alien Surrogate2. The Alien Seduction3. The Alien Paradise

Haunted (The Harrowing / The Unseen / The Book of Shadows)


Alexandra Sokoloff - 2012
    A haunted mansion. A haunted woman. Three unforgettable tales of terror. THE HARROWINGFive troubled college students left alone on their isolated campus over the long Thanksgiving break confront their own demons and a mysterious presence... that may or may not be real.Nominated for Bram Stoker and Anthony Awards for Best First Novel"Poltergeist meets The Breakfast Club as five college students tangle with an ancient evil presence." - Kirkus Reviews"Absolutely gripping... it is easy to imagine this as a film. Once started, you won't want to stop reading." - The London TimesTHE UNSEEN"A creepy haunted house, reports of a 40-year-old poltergeist investigation, and a young researcher trying to rebuild her life take the "publish or perish" initiative for college professors to a terrifying new level in this spine-tingling story that has every indication of becoming a horror classic. Based on the famous Rhine ESP experiments at the Duke University parapsychology department that collapsed in the 1960s, this is a chillingly dark look into the unknown." —Romantic Times Book ReviewBOOK OF SHADOWSA cynical Boston homicide detective and a mysterious witch from Salem must join forces in a race to solve a series of satanic killings."A wonderfully dark thriller with amazing 'Is-it-isn't-it?' suspense throughout." — Lee Child-----------------------------------------

Bradley Farm: ...a legacy of love! (Bradley Farm Cozy Mystery Series Book 1)


Mary Jane Forbes - 2015
    Hidden secrets. It may just take a city girl to save the family farm… Jane dreams of marrying her high school sweetheart and raising a brood of kids on his beloved family farm. Despite her parents’ disapproval and her boyfriend’s draft card, she exchanges hurried vows before he ships off to Vietnam. Back on the farm, Jane must fight her own battle with a mother-in-law who frowns on her big city upbringing. Determined to prove she’s cut out for country living, the fiery redhead rolls up her sleeves to explore every inch of the family business. Beneath creaking floorboards and layers of dust, she unearths ghostly secrets… and a rising mountain of debt that threatens to tear her dreams for the future apart. To save the homestead, she schemes up a plan to bring the old farm into the modern age and out of the hands of the collectors. Under the shadow of unsolved mysteries and the critical eye of her mother-in-law, can she hold on to a home-sweet-home worthy of her heroic husband… if he ever returns at all?Bradley Farm is the first standalone romantic mystery in a sweeping family saga series. If you like touching tales of young love, strong-willed heroines, and rustic country backdrops, then you’ll love Mary Jane Forbes’ story of finding your way home. Buy Bradley Farm to sow the seeds of a heartwarming family history today!

The Ghost in the Basement


Sue Fineman - 2012
    She must share the house with Police Detective Donovan Kane and his family for a year, and if she doesn’t stay, Donovan gets the house. He’s sure Hannah won’t stay the full year and he’ll end up with the house. She agrees to live with him, but she’s not about to give him her home. In a letter to Donovan, Grandpa said to “find the diaries, open the house, and send the wandering spirits on their way,” but nobody expects the old diaries to lead them to a secret staircase, a body buried in the basement, friendly ghosts, and enough love to last a lifetime.“Don’t be afraid,” Grandpa said in a letter to Hannah. Afraid of what, Grandpa?

Indigo


Audrey Faye - 2020
    Her chart isn't showing any surprises this week, but that doesn't always keep her Sagittarius soul at home, and neither does a little cold April rain.Drew isn't sure he's eaten in the last three days, but he knows the sudden tug inside of him isn't hunger. Not the kind that food will fill, anyhow.Two wandering hearts whose paths are about to cross - and if that doesn't get them headed in the right direction, there are two best friends and a matchmaking ghost waiting in the wings.

The Gift


Nikki Landis - 2016
     Gemma is a clairvoyant. Since she was a child she's seen the dead and helped cross the souls of those who have departed into the light. Her life is complicated but consistent, as normal as someone like her could ever have. She embraces her calling, determined to help those who cannot help themselves.When Gemma becomes involved in the case of a young girl's disappearance, she is plunged into the path of a series of gruesome murders and thrust at the forefront of a desperate search for a serial killer. Gemma must use all of her wits to defeat him and help solve the case before she becomes a victim herself. As more girls turn up missing, the fight to stop the killer becomes more deadly at every turn. Will Gemma be able to help her lost soul and defeat an evil so unimaginable that her very life is on the line? The Gift is the first book in Transitions , a new exciting series of paranormal, mystery, and suspense romance novels regarding the supernatural, occult, light and darkness, and the journey of the soul. Each standalone novel continues Gemma's adventures as a psychic balancing the veil of the spiritual plane and the forces of both good and darkness with a ghostly and sinister twist.

Starry Night Sky


Grace Brennan - 2017
    Fleeing the cold life her parents had laid out for her, she goes to stay at her friend’s ranch in Wyoming. It’s everything she hoped it would be—beautiful landscapes, endless peace and quiet, and cowboys. Gorgeous cowboys. One in particular, Jake Montgomery, catches her eye. Jake is a grizzly shifter, loving his quiet life on his family’s ranch. That is, until Ellie burst onto the scene and into his heart. He knows she’s his mate. Now all that’s left to do is convince her to stay... and hope she can accept his grizzly. But someone in Wyoming wants Ellie gone. With someone threatening her life, will Ellie run, leaving her heart behind her? Or will she and Jake facedown whoever is out to get her, and prove that love can conquer all?

Oh Great, Now I Can Hear Dead People!


Deborah Durbin - 2011
    Someone however doesn't share Sam's joy and it's only when they set out to destroy her reputation does Sam really need help from the other side...Follow Sam's hilarious journey of self-discovery as she adjusts to being a grown up version of the kid from The Sixth Sense and discovers that love can often be right under your nose.