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Fifteen-year-old Riwenne relies on her best friend Nexita to keep her on time and out of trouble in school. On Choosing Day, she hopes they'll both become priestesses, the most important job in the floating capital city. But they become separated at the choosing and Riwenne is left on her own for the first time.
Then a message comes from the sea goddess to warn Riwenne that Nexita is in danger, and she must overcome her fears and save her best friend from the mechanical beasts!
Armed with the goddess's magic, Riwenne has to learn to fight. She is divided between the desperate need to get enough training to save Nexita and her priestess duties, and she can't let herself get distracted. She must recruit other warriors and lead the quest to find out the mystery behind the mechanical beasts, but most of all, she must learn to trust herself.
A yearly trek to the carnival with his young sons is the highlight of Ian Carrol’s life. What begins as another opportunity to build lifelong memories quickly fades to black by the time the sun sets.
The world and humanity at large take an inexplicable turn, leaving the struggling single father to resort to desperate measures to get his family to safety. As they traverse the increasingly dangerous landscape, they find themselves face-to-face with the worst this broken society has to offer.
Will Ian achieve his goal and get his family to his parents’ home before danger finds them?
A century since the departure of the Gods, the Three Nations are now united beneath the Tsar. Magic has been outlawed, its power too dangerous to remain unchecked. All Magickers must surrender themselves to the crown, or face imprisonment and death.
Alana's mundane life has just been torn apart by the emergence of her brother's magic. Now they must leave behind everything they’ve ever known and flee – before the Tsar’s Stalkers pick up their trail. Tasked with hunting down renegade Magickers, the merciless hunters will stop at nothing to bring them before the Tsar’s judgement.
As the noose closes around Alana and her brother, disgraced hero Devon finds himself at odds with the law when he picks a fight with the wrong man. The former warrior has set aside his weapons, but now, caught between the renegades and the Stalkers, he is forced to pick a side – the empire, or the innocent.
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Maggie Newberry is an advertising copywriter who’s fast on her feet and a little stunned to realize that she’s over 30 and still hasn’t found true love. When her long missing sister ends up dead, Maggie flies to the south of France to find the little niece that no one in the family even knew existed. Along the way, she finds handsome, sexy Frenchman Laurent Dernier to help search for the girl. Meanwhile, her sister’s murderer sets his sights on the little girl—and Maggie.
(Alors: Laurent’s classic boeuf en daube recipe at the end of the book!)
This book is a clean read: no graphic violence, sex or strong language
Genre: light culinary cozy mystery, women amateur sleuth, cozy animal (dog)
MAGGIE NEWBERRY MYSTERIES
Murder in the South of France (Book 1)
Murder a la Carte (Book 2)
Murder in Provence (Book 3)
Murder in Paris (Book 4)
Murder in Aix (Book 5)
Murder in Nice (Book 6)
Murder in the Latin Quarter (Book 7)
Murder in the Abbey (Book 8)
Murder in the Bistro (Book 9)
Murder in Cannes (Book 10)
Murder in Grenoble (Book 11)
Murder in the Vineyard (Book 12)
A vault full of French fascist gold just waits to be taken.
It’s the early days of 1940 and Paris has settled into the new normal — a war where no one’s bothered to show up. As uncertainty permeates the darkened City of Light, a secretive organization works to concentrate the wealth and power of France with a select few. For them, Hitler is an ally.
For Les Boots, things could not be more in their favor. After a decade of breaking hearts and getting by, the sexy and sophisticated trio of con artists decide it’s time for something completely different. How hard, after all, could heisting a vault be? With the help of an English boy’s gift for forgery, a German Jesuit with a knack for truck engines and hopscotch, and a Danish soloist who keeps her fingers loose by busting strongboxes, Le Boot Hill Gang mount up and take on le beau monde of Paris.
They’re sure they can deal with the dogged investigator, the murderous terrorist, and the nasty rival gang. They think they can even manage when the neighbors to the east finally get around to invading.
But none of them counted on the relentless pursuit of a spoiled society girl, out to get whatever — or whomever — she wants.
The first five volumes of the Joey Mancuso & Father O’Brian Mystery Series are now available at a killer bargain.
This rare crime mystery series has something for everyone—a tough guy, three awesome women, and a classic Golden Age gentleman-detective clergyman. The twist? The cop and the cleric are half-brothers who operate a PI firm out of their bar.
It’s a made-to-order for lovers of traditional mysteries, with the kinds of twists and scams and puzzles that warm a mystery fan’s heart like a shot of Jameson. Think Matt Scudder meets Father Brown. Also recommended for fans of Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer mystery series, and, of course, the Sherlock Holmes adventures.
A MURDER ON WALL STREET
When one of Joey and Father Dom’s best customers dies in an apparent suicide —a Wall Street guy celebrating a new client the night before-- they're just not feeling it. They know he wasn’t a guy who wanted to die; and they quickly find out he was someone a lot of people wanted dead.
A MURDER ON LONG ISLAND
Just in time for Christmas, a wealthy real estate developer named Harold Longworth is on trial for the murder of his wife in the bedroom of their Long Island mansion, and the Manhattan elite are glued to their seats. Things are looking pretty grim when his team asks Joey to investigate the case, but better when he discovers that Mrs. Longworth’s personal and professional lives were a sticky web of secrets and lies, populated by a rogues' gallery of jealous lovers and corporate conspirators.
THE MANHATTAN RED RIBBON KILLER
Joey is called in to help the Midtown South precinct solve a series of brutal murders targeting young professional women. Case #1 at first seems to be an eve of kinky sex gone wrong. But when second and third bodies turn up—this time with the sign of the cross carved into their breasts—New York’s finest think they have a serial killer on their hands.
THE CASE OF THE ANTIQUITIES DEALER
From the beginning, there’s just something funny about parents who didn’t report a missing student right away, and days later still want no police. Hold it here! This is their beloved daughter, last seen leaving for a date. Why wouldn’t they want as much firepower as they can get? Because they know too much, that’s why—and Owen Parr’s clever detective senses that. Joey’s first job’s to save the girl, but no way he’s going to stop there. The scrappy PI and ex-cop’s going to get answers if it kills him.
THE MURDER OF PAOLO MANCUSO
Joey Mancuso was just a kid when he watched a stranger walk into a Little Italy bar, shoot his mobster dad in the chest, and calmly walk back out, disappearing into the Manhattan din. The murder was never solved. And the old mob adage “an eye for an eye” went unfulfilled. But now, at death’s door, infamous mobster Tony the Hammer summons Joey and utters three mysterious words: “Wetherly Stevens, Barcelona.” Joey has no doubt he’s just been told how to find his father’s killer.
The acclaimed modern science fiction masterpiece, included on Library Journal's Best SFF of 2016, the Barnes & Nobles Sci-Fi Fantasy Blog Best Books of 2015, the Tor.com Best Books of 2015, Reader’s Choice, as well as nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Kitschie, and the Bailey's Women's Prize.
Follow a motley crew on an exciting journey through space—and one adventurous young explorer who discovers the meaning of family in the far reaches of the universe—in this light-hearted debut space opera from a rising sci-fi star.
Rosemary Harper doesn’t expect much when she joins the crew of the aging Wayfarer. While the patched-up ship has seen better days, it offers her a bed, a chance to explore the far-off corners of the galaxy, and most importantly, some distance from her past. An introspective young woman who learned early to keep to herself, she’s never met anyone remotely like the ship’s diverse crew, including Sissix, the exotic reptilian pilot, chatty engineers Kizzy and Jenks who keep the ship running, and Ashby, their noble captain.
Life aboard the Wayfarer is chaotic and crazy—exactly what Rosemary wants. It’s also about to get extremely dangerous when the crew is offered the job of a lifetime. Tunneling wormholes through space to a distant planet is definitely lucrative and will keep them comfortable for years. But risking her life wasn’t part of the plan. In the far reaches of deep space, the tiny Wayfarer crew will confront a host of unexpected mishaps and thrilling adventures that force them to depend on each other. To survive, Rosemary’s got to learn how to rely on this assortment of oddballs—an experience that teaches her about love and trust, and that having a family isn’t necessarily the worst thing in the universe.
By 2058, both the Sino-American War and the Sterility Epidemic have decimated the male population. Electricity does not function in five western states. Collectively, they are known as the Juniper. It is the most dangerous place on Earth.
Cavatica Weller and her sisters have one chance to save their family ranch—a desperate cattle drive across a violent wasteland. Having escaped from Denver, the Weller family now has to face the Juniper’s worst outlaw, the Psycho Princess.
Meanwhile, an inhuman army still dogs their every step. The mystery deepens—who is the lost boy Micaiah? Why would the richest man on Earth spend billions to find him? And will Micaiah’s secrets tear the Weller sisters apart?
Disclaimer: This book was originally published as Killdeer Winds. No significant changes were made to the content of the book.
Hell in a Head Gasket (book 1)
When Sere Mal-Laurette escaped hell, she thought she’d left her demons behind her. But now that one has found his way through hell’s gate, others are sure to follow. Then all hell will break loose.
If Sere fails to contain the little soulless monsters, the loas of the dead will likely figure out her true identity. Then they’ll be all over her soul, and she can kiss immortality goodbye. Moreover, someone needs to send the demons back to where they came from before they wreak havoc on the citizens of New Orleans.
To prevent the demon doppelgängers from killing their human equivalents and taking over their lives, Sere will need the help of people she trusts—and some she doesn’t. It’s time for her to embrace the demon hunter she was always meant to be. To do so, however, she’ll have to quickly figure out the line between protector of humanity and murdering psychopath.
Hell Bent for Demons (book 2)
After ridding the swamp of a serial-killing demon, Sere Mal-Laurette has moved to New Orleans to put some distance between the interdimensional beacon of her soul and the hellmouth. Hell, however, has other plans for her when a new horde of beasts is unleashed.
Sere will have to knock the rust off her fighting skills if she hopes to save herself and humanity from a fate worse than death. But she soon learns she can’t do it alone, and she’s going to need more than the help of a bartending former Navy SEAL who makes her weak in the knees. The bikers and gator hunters she’s been using for sport during her bar brawls are going to take some serious convincing to join her cause—even if they are the ones most at risk.
By relying on those closest to her to repair her doppelgänger body, hunt down the demons that are out to get her, and protect her soul from the loas of the dead, Sere just might learn something about what it means to be human.
Hell’s Highway (book 3)
Having put down the latest batch of escaped doppelgängers, Sere Mal-Laurette felt she’d earned a little time off from demon hunting. She was wrong.
Her inattention has allowed a new batch of hellions to rise from the swamp and abduct Rampart Thibodaux. With the hot ex-Navy SEAL’s blood and soul infecting her, Sere has no choice but to jump back on her motorcycle to rescue him. Her quest will cost her dearly but also bring her closer to being human than she could have imagined.
Sere’s emotional roller-coaster ride of human experiences, however, is overshadowed by the rise of a new devil—one who isn’t satisfied with simply claiming hell as his only domain.
Master Sergeant Gant Maker was a highly-decorated and well-respected Marine - until his last mission left him as the sole survivor of an encounter with a vicious race called the Vacra. Served up as a scapegoat and drummed out of the military, he has since lived a life of seclusion with only an adopted alien as a companion.
Now the Vacra have returned. As the only person to have ever faced them and survived, Maker is reinstated in the Corps and given the onerous task of finding this enemy on a world located at the edge of known space. Assisting him is an unlikely band of military rejects, including a blind sharpshooter, an unstable psychic, and a genetically-engineered killing machine who refuses to fight.
Given that the Vacra have superior weapons and technology, Maker recognizes that his team is at a distinct disadvantage. But Marines are nothing if not resourceful, and Maker has an audacious plan that just may level the playing field – if it doesn’t get them all killed.
It’s the summer of 1879, and Annie Fuller, a young San Francisco widow, is in trouble. Annie’s husband squandered her fortune before committing suicide five years earlier, and one of his creditors is now threatening to take the boardinghouse she owns to pay off a debt.
Annie Fuller also has a secret. She supplements her income by giving domestic and business advice as Madam Sibyl, one of San Francisco’s most exclusive clairvoyants, and one of Madam Sibyl’s clients, Matthew Voss, has died. The police believe his death was suicide brought upon by bankruptcy, but Annie believes Voss has been murdered and that his assets have been stolen.
Nate Dawson has a problem. As the Voss family lawyer, he would love to believe that Matthew Voss didn't leave his grieving family destitute. But that would mean working with Annie Fuller, a woman who alternatively attracts and infuriates him as she shatters every notion he ever had of proper ladylike behavior.
Sparks fly as Anne and Nate pursue the truth about the murder of Matthew Voss in this light-hearted, cozy historical mystery set in the foggy gas-lit world of Victorian San Francisco.
Maids of Misfortune is the first book in M. Louisa Locke’s historical mystery series, see also, Uneasy Spirits, and Bloody Lessons, Deadly Proof, and Pilfered Promises, as well as the novellas, Violet Vanquishes a Villain, Kathleen Catches a Killer, and Dandy Delivers, and the short stories based on the characters from the novels, which can be found collected in Victorian San Francisco Stories.
Evil hides behind the sweetest faces. Even the face of a child.
A dark evil has infected the Huggett house. Hyla and Lizeth Frontenac can feel it. What form has the monster taken this time? A deranged mother? A secret crime? Or maybe it's a little girl, weaving a web of lies.
For nine-year-old Nelly Huggett has quite a story to tell. Maybe she's just precocious, imaginative, and misunderstood… Or maybe that glimmer in her eye is deceit and cold vengeance. Maybe she's the source of the powerful evil that consumed her entire family.
Wherever this evil comes from, it’s dragging Hyla into the abyss faster than she can chase the clues. And she may lose herself before she can save anyone else.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "The book is truly a hand shaking, nail biting, looking over your shoulder thrill ride." - Amazon
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "…doesn't let go til the end. It may even stick with you in the dark of the night afterwards." - Amazon
Women’s detective fiction just got a lot more scary. Welcome to the world of The Frontenac Sisters: Supernatural Sleuths & Monster Hunters, a new psychological fiction/metaphysical mystery series that is guaranteed to keep you up at night.
Wicked Innocents is the first, free installment in a series of three books that combine a good old-fashioned amateur sleuth (two, in fact) with spine-tilling suspense,heart-breaking drama, just enough horror to keep you on the edge of your seat, and the heart-pumping adrenaline rush of a fast-paced thriller.
In book 1 of the series, meet sleuths and sisters Hyla and Lizeth Frontenac, who run their own unique private investigator business from a small town in the Adirondacks. But they’re more often in their 1972 Ford Econoline van, driving across America to investigate the next inexplicable crime.
They’re not technically professionals. The cases they investigate are more dark and disturbing than the average. More…bizarre. Criminals are cloaked as supernatural monsters, occult forces threaten them at every turn, and the confused victims demand justice.
Lucky for the victims, these women sleuths are on the case. And no monster is safe in the path of a determined woman.
For Kindle readers who enjoy a strong female lead protagonist, this thrilling series of paranormal private investigator mysteries will have you hooked from the first word. From the twisted imagination of mystery, suspense and thriller writer S.H. Livernois.
“Johnson takes a big gamble by telling such a complex tale invoking every genre imaginable while juggling distinct and deep characterizations. The bet pays off, resulting in a story that will be popular with book clubs and fun to discuss.” —Associated Press
New York City, New Year’s weekend, 2001. Jillian Guthrie, a troubled young journalist, stumbles onto a tantalizing mystery: the same man, unaged, stands alongside Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, and Gandhi in three different photographs spanning eighty-five years of history.
In another part of town, Will—an enigmatic thirty-three-year-old of immense charm, wit, and intelligence—looks forward to the new year with hope and trepidation. Haunted by his secret past and shadowed by a dangerous stranger, he finds himself the object of an intense manhunt spearheaded by an ambitious Vatican emissary and an elderly former UN envoy named Hanna.
During the next forty-eight hours, a catastrophic event unites Will, Jillian, and Hanna—and puts them in the crosshairs of a centuries-old international conspiracy. Together, the three must unravel an ancient curse that stretches back two millennia and beyond, and face a primal evil that threatens their lives and thousands more.
Award-winning science-fiction mastermind Kenneth Johnson blends epic adventure, romance, and evocative drama into an intense supernatural thriller rooted in one of the great untold legends of human history.
Laid-back New Orleans lawyer Tubby Dubonnet finds himself caught in a twisted trip down memory lane, distracted by a luscious new love, chasing down an axe murderer, and, as usual, surrounded by screwball denizens of everybody's favorite city in these 8th and 9th installments of the award-winning Tubby Dubonnet legal thriller mystery series.
Vol 1 – THE NIGHTWATCHMAN - SOME MEAN-ASS CHICKENS COME HOME TO ROOST in this EIGHTH entry in the Tubby Dubonnet series.
When in the 1970s a young war protester is killed in broad daylight on Canal Street, it appears that his murder will be forgotten, a back page story lost in the big news of an especially violent era. But a youthful Tubby chanced to see it happen, and the tragic event's haunted him throughout his life. Decades later, an established (but not exactly driven) lawyer, yet successful enough to have time on his hands, Tubby decides to conduct his own investigation into the forgotten crime. He quickly stirs up a hornets’ nest of far-reaching political feuds, police corruption, government agents, and old men with secrets to hide.
But as in all Tubby Dubonnet novels, the plot takes a backseat to local color, colorful characters, odes to fine food, wry observations, and a whole lot of humor. It's a little like spending a weekend in da Big Easy, dawlin'--complete with three well-chosen meals a day!
Vol 2 – FAT MAN BLUES – The NINTH installment in Tony Dunbar’s humorous, hard-boiled Tubby Dubonnet mystery series
Ex-con Angelo Spooner is trying to start a legit business, but he just can’t catch a break. Just as his healing Holy Water, “Angelo’s Elixir” is about to go upscale, the sticky strands of the Big Sleazy’s tangled web of crime and corruption reach out to ensnare him. What’s a law-abiding parolee to do? He can’t get caught with a gun, but maybe that axe in his shed could help him extricate himself. But when low-level creep Frenchy Dufour’s henchman turns up nearly beheaded, Angelo’s fate rests in the capable hands of laid-back lawyer Tubby Dubonnet.
Tubby’s been trying hard to lay low, too. As those closest to him are targeted by frightening attacks, he suspects his dealings with the clandestine society of Cuban exiles who’ve plagued him lately are far from over. Tubby would love to have nothing further to do with “that crazy band of geriatric lunatics”. But the old Cuban revolutionaries have taught their sons well. Now their grandchildren, heirs to a substantial cache of weapons and money, burn with a dangerous zeal to prove themselves.
Meanwhile … a man’s got to eat! The epicurean counselor does his best thinking when he’s well-fed. Our good luck! –as we vicariously sample our way across New Orleans’ culinary panorama on the hunt for an axe murderer. But sleuth does not live by bread alone—even in a Tony Dunbar legal thriller. Ignoring his own advice to his client to “keep your head on your shoulders”, Tubby’s lost his to the lovely Peggy O’Flarity. It’s about time Tubby had some steamy sex – and maybe a little happiness? But fortune teller Sister Soulace has her doubts.
WHO WILL LIKE IT: Fans of Tremé, softshell crab po’ boys, Domilise’s, the Upperline Restaurant…wait, let’s start over—ok, legal mysteries, particularly Parnell Hall’s Steve Winslow series and anything by Lia Matera, comic mysteries, Elmore Leonard, funny lawyer movies like My Cousin Vinny, TV shows like Ally McBeal and Night Court; and everyone’s favorite New Orleans yarn, Confederacy of Dunces.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐'If you only read one book this year make sure that it's this one. Amazing.’ Goodreads Reviewer
This is a story about Charlotte, who has two sweet children, a stay-at-home job she loves and a drama-free marriage to a caring and successful man. Life is nearly perfect… at least, that’s how it looks from the outside.
But behind closed doors, the marriage is breaking. Every day, after she kisses her husband Tris goodbye, Charlotte works a little more on her plan to destroy his life.
Was it when he stopped looking at her in that way, that she first felt something was wrong?
Or when he lied about where he was going, so he didn’t have to watch their sick children?
Or perhaps it’s the smiling photo of him on a beautiful stranger’s phone. Charlotte can think of only one way it got there…
Charlotte thinks she has every one of her husband’s sins neatly filed away… but there’s something big that Charlotte is missing. And by the time their story is finished, you’ll be questioning if you can ever really trust those closest to you.
From the bestselling author of The Daughter and White Lies comes an unputdownable psychological thriller unlike anything you’ve read before!
‘Wow this was just amazing! Like literally couldn’t put it down. So good!… What begins as a typical tale of revenge becomes dark and twisted and completely unpredictable. I loved it. I read it in one night. This author just gets better and better! Highly recommended.’ PsychothrillaBooks, 5 stars
‘WOW, what a fantastic book!!!… This is hands down the best suspenseful psychological thriller I have ever read… I don’t think I could come up with a single thing negative about this book. You seriously need to read this book. You will love it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Wow! I loved it! Just brilliant. I was totally wrong-footed and I did not see that twist coming at all… Absolute belter!’ SJI Holliday, 5 stars
‘An amazing book… If you only read one book this year. Make sure that it is this one. I promise you, you won’t be sorry. Amazing.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘The best summer holiday read of 2019!… Absolutely loved this storyline… I actually have nothing but praise, you won’t want to put this book down!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘I really loved it! Absolutely gripping and hugely entertaining. Another winner by Lucy Dawson!’ Cass Green, 5 stars
‘A superb book that will keep you reading until the early hours! The tangled web that just keeps twisting! A fantastic read… Bravo!’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
‘This one was read in record time… fast-paced, suspenseful and kept me glued to the pages… This is a twisty dark thriller that kept me guessing until the end… I loved every second!’ All The Good Books, 5 stars
Chicago born Luke Cramer loved working on Las Vegas’s huge construction sites. That is until he slugged a mobster working for the union.
With the mob threatening retribution, he has no choice but to run for it. With his wife and baby, he heads to Australia’s Gold Coast, where he gets a lucky break, and help to start his own building business. Within a few years, young Luke is a millionaire but the lawless Builders Laborers and Mining Union (BLMU), which is worse than any American union want its payoff, and there’s nothing it won’t do to get it.
Complaining to politicians and the police doesn’t help because the BLMU’s paying them off. Desperate, Luke returns to Chicago and recruits his best friend and hitman, Joe “Ratsy” Ratsch, to level the playing field.
When the BLMU appoints a powerful new leader with murder on his agenda, the stakes are ratcheted up. Will Luke survive to enjoy his hard-earned success?
BADASS BROADS is a mini-anthology of gripping page-turners—one each from SIX top-rated cozy mystery and female sleuth series, and it just does not get more badass than a vampyre taking down demons and werewolves, a modern-day Delphic Oracle in a race to save the world, “Foxy Brown” with a Ph.D., or even a New Orleans homicide cop doing it by the book … mostly. Six smart, capable, imperfect women, and more than one extraordinary—even “super-natural”— sleuth … all now available in a box set for a KILLER price!
Vol. 1: HOUSE OF BLUES, the FIFTH book in the Edgar Award-winning Skip Langdon mystery series by Julie Smith
Sugar Hebert arrives home from a ten-minute errand to find her husband shot to death and the rest of her family missing—including her daughter Reed, heir apparent to the Hebert restaurant dynasty, and Reed's eleven-month-old daughter.
New Orleans’ favorite six-foot ex-deb badass cop, Detective Skip Langdon, is on the hunt for the murderer. She finds the mob’s involved--and so are family secrets so ugly they’d make Tennessee Williams wince.
Vol. 2: TABLET OF DESTINIES, the SECOND Lisa Emmer Historical Thriller by Rob Swigart
In this action-packed historical thriller, an ancient, extremely dark religion gains terrifying vitality and power, as the pieces of a 3,000-year-old Sumerian jigsaw puzzle fall into place. Current-day Delphic Oracle Lisa Emmer races against an alignment of planets and comets to prevent the fulfillment of a prophecy of demons, a snake goddess, and the birth of a “wondrous child”.
Vol. 3: PARIS A GO-GO, the SECOND Havilah Gaie International Mystery by Tracy Whiting
Elegant Havilah Gaie is a worldly academic female sleuth who isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty—a self-described “academic version of Pam Grier’s characters”. Havilah, aka La Belle Américaine, has become a darling of the Parisian media. When a right-wing media personality is fished out of the Seine, two extremist factions start shooting at each other. Both groups try to use her as a pawn in the power struggle. Suddenly she’s a suspect as well as a target.
Vol. 4: LOVE BITES: “an engaging, sinister romp” by Adrienne Barbeau, author of the Vampyres of Hollywood series.
Glam movie star Ovsanna Moore is the successful owner of her own Hollywood film studio and the star of 17 blockbuster horror films, plus three, sadly, that went straight to video. She looks pretty great-- especially for a 450-year-old—and though she’s had flings with luminaries from Genghis Khan to Errol Flynn, Beverly Hills detective Peter King’s got what it takes to catch her eye and hold her interest. A cop story with bite…and romance.
Vol. 5: SAMSON’S DEAL, the FIRST wonderfully wry Bay Area Mystery by Shelley Singer
Oakland carpenter Rosie Vicente knows her way around a two-by-four, and she’s known to be handy with one in a fight—a trait much valued by her friend and sometime-partner in crime investigation, Jake Samson. Jake’s been hired by a friend of a friend, a progressive political science professor who’s the primary suspect in his wife’s murder. Jake and Rosie go inside a radical right wing activist group to which the wife is connected. An assortment of garden variety Berkeley kooks and interesting plot twists keep things hopping till the very end.
Vol. 6: TORCH SONG, Shelley Singer’s post-apocalyptic thriller that features a new kickass, gunslinging heroine
It’s 2066, and biological warfare has wiped out pretty much everything. Rica Marin’s a mercenary—a hired gun, soldier, and spy who can hold her own against the roving bands of bandits, godders, causies, breeders, and khakis. She answers only to whoever can keep her in the meds she and her only living relative need to survive the plagues.
Washburn County Deputy Amber Monroe is following in the footsteps of her sister, Jade. She devours everything she can during her detective training in hopes of being promoted soon.
Living in small-town USA has its advantages, like a sense of security, and disadvantages, like being close to Milwaukee and its crime. Washburn County has become the dumping ground of murder victims, courtesy of its neighboring county to the south.
When two men are discovered on the outskirts of North Bend, each with a bullet to the head, Amber’s team, led by Lieutenant Jack Steele, hits the highway in search of a killer.
Assisted by the Milwaukee PD, they go deep into Brew City’s underbelly, which reveals far more than anyone ever expected. Crimes involving murder and counterfeiting keep the team running in every direction, but it’s Amber’s attraction to a new man in North Bend that puts her front and center on the killer’s short list.
She doesn’t get far before the entire case turns upside down.
Note: All Amber Monroe books are standalone stories but since characters carry over, they are best read in chronological order.
Series One - Amber Monroe Crime Thriller Series
The Amber Monroe Crime Thriller Series follows on the heels of the conclusion of Malice, Book 5 in the Agent Jade Monroe FBI Thriller Series.
“Fans of C. M. Sutter’s Jade Monroe crime thrillers will be pleased to learn that Jade’s younger sister, Amber Monroe, is about to make detective and kicking off her own law enforcement career in small-town North Bend, Wisconsin. Amber is determined to succeed in law enforcement and eager to prove her investigative chops—along with another deputy who happens to have psychic abilities—and she gets the chance when two dead bodies are dumped in North Bend. There’s also the intrigue of a possible counterfeiting ring turning up in town, making this fast-paced tale a terrific kickoff to the new series.” Angela M., Editor, Red Adept Editing
Start at the beginning of the Monroe Sisters' saga with Maniacal. Find all of the books leading up to the Amber Monroe Crime Thriller Series below.
Series One - Detective Jade Monroe Crime Thriller Series
Note: The Jade Monroe FBI Thriller books follow on the heels of the conclusion of Exposed, Book 5 in the Detective Jade Monroe Crime Thriller Series.
Series Two – Agent Jade Monroe FBI Thriller Series
Zachary Degaud was twenty three when he died. The problem was, he didn't stay that way.
Present day, he's just another vampire with another unremarkable story. That is, until he manages to provoke a two thousand year old witch named Katrin, who wants to make him pay in the most horrible way imagined.
Along with his brother Sam, newly made vampire Liz and their only witch ally, Gabby, his only chance for survival is to summon the ancient and unpredictable vampire known as the Witch Hunter.
Zac is just looking for a way out of his psychopathic witch problems, but instead will find himself falling head first into a blood feud that has stretched thousands of years.
Aya has been asleep for the past 150 years, until she was awoken by a haunting call. The witch she has been hunting for thousands of years, Katrin, has resurfaced and marked a young, annoyingly arrogant vampire by the name of Zachary Degaud. Unless she does something, he will die a slow and painful death. He has given her an opportunity to end the witch, but does she want to help him or leave him to his fate?
Zac will get under her skin like no one else has and she just might find herself making the ultimate sacrifice before he is gone forever.
They will both have to choose sides and look deep within themselves before the end. But, what Zac learns about himself, will surprise him most of all.