Women's Fiction

Women's Fiction

If you're here, then you're probably inspired by stories of women overcoming personal and emotional challenges, as well as challenges presented to them from outside circumstances.  Strong women, or women that became strong by facing adversity and conquering that adversity.  We at eBookHounds love to present ebooks in this genre to you, and we always appreciate that these authors brings their ebooks to you for free or at a discounted price.

 

Definition of the "Women's Fiction Genre": The central goal of ebooks in the Women's Fiction genre is to focus on the experience of a woman or group of women.  And, those experiences oftentimes relate to adverse experiences the woman goes through, and ultimately prevails over.  The story can involve romance, but does not need to and does not necessarily involve romance the majority of the time.  The most important part of ebooks in the Women's Fiction genre is that the woman playing the main character experiences personal growth, and oftentimes goes through life-changing events.

 

Some examples of bestselling ebooks in the Women's Fiction Genre are Tracy Brogan (Crazy Little Thing), Lisa Genova (Still Alice), Christina Baker Kline (Orphan Train), and Liane Moriarty (The Husband's Secret).

Runaway Alex (Alex and Alexander Book 1)

by Natalie Keller Reinert


If you could escape the life your parents chose for you, would you do it?

Horse racing isn’t for nice girls like Alex. She’s been told again and again: stick to horse shows, stick to riding lessons, stick to the relative safety of the suburban equestrian center where she has been a working student since grade school.

But Alex can’t shake the conviction that the Thoroughbred life is her destiny.

When her unstable trainer cuts her off from horses, Alex finally has to obey her instinct to run away from the safe version of life. She heads to Ocala, where horse racing is king, with no plan and no leads on jobs. When she meets handsome, successful racehorse trainer Alexander White, she feels an instant connection with him. Could this be her dream come true?

Falling for Alexander and learning to stay on young racehorses all at once: that’s risky business. But it’s a risk Alex is willing to take — until a storm of emotion threatens to founder her new life. Nothing at Alexander’s gorgeous Thoroughbred farm is as simple as it seems, and she’s not the only one lining up for Alexander’s affection — or his horses.

How many times will Alex obey her urge to run away when things get too real? And what happens to her dreams if she can’t stay the course?

Gallop headlong into a world of beauty, love, and risk with this stunning women's fiction novel!

The Alex & Alexander Series

First published in 2011, the Alex & Alexander Series explores the hearts and minds of the people who make a living in Thoroughbred horse-racing. Originally beginning with a short novel entitled The Head and Not The Heart, the series was expanded in 2020 to provide a smoother reading experience.

The series includes:

1. Runaway Alex

2. The Head and Not The Heart

3. Other People's Horses (Semi-Finalist for the Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award, for horse-racing literature)

4. Claiming Christmas

5. Turning for Home (Finalist for the Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award, for horse-racing literature)

Praise for The Alex & Alexander Series

“[Alex is] easy to relate to–equal parts doubt and hope, insecurity and confidence. I think she’s inspiring, and will nudge her readers to face their own crises.”

– Melaina Phipps, Saratoga.com

“The writing is beautiful, and if you love horses, she doesn’t dumb it down. She concentrates what makes horses so compelling.”

– Alexa Shelton, Amazon review

 

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Commanding Sia (NCIS Series Book 1)

by Zoe Dawson


Separated by loss. . .reunited by duty…


When Lieutenant Ambrosia “Sia” Soto returns from an investigation into a “pilot error” case aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. James McCloud, she comes face to face with NCIS Special Agent and former lover, Christophe Vargas, the man who was involved in an F-18 Fighter Jet accident that took her brother’s life six years ago. But when another incident aboard the carrier involves the death of a senator’s son whose plane crashed into the deck on a routine training mission, she’s now required to return to the carrier with Chris in tow to face a cunning and dangerous foe. Bombarded both personally and professionally, Sia must trust her instincts and suppress the feelings that surface for her enigmatic and sexy partner.

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Shifter Dating Agency: The Complete 12 Book Box Set

by Haley Weir


Experience the Rush of True Love Twelve Times Over.
Live In The Drama That Comes When You're Bound To Your Perfect Match Through Fate.

Share a bed with Giddeon Black. As the Alpha and creator of Kismet Dating Agency, he's always the first to indulge.

Take a trip to Haden Springs and meet true, unbridled masculinity. Michael Adair, head of Kodiak Dating Agency, offers something much more than just love and pleasure.

Get your happily ever after through Prince Dating Agency, known for helping even the most stubborn playboys find love.

Your destiny awaits with these 3 Best-Selling Shifter Series:

Kismet Dating Agency
Kodiak Dating Agency
Bears with Benefits

All 12 Titles Box Set Inside the Boxset Include:

Mason's Match
Liam's Lust
Will's Destiny
Noah's Secret
Dorian's Reward
Anders' Allure
Brock's Pleasure
Michael's Secret
An Alpha's Fortune
Caleb's Destiny
Seth's Bounty
Balor's Premonition


This collection of box sets is only being offered for a limited time. See inside for a special first date gift.

Packed with stand-alone paranormal romance stories with no cheating, no cliffhangers, and a HEA! Strictly for those who love alpha protectors, shifters, and steamy adventure.

Story contains mature themes and language, and is intended for 18+ readers only.

 
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Woman EX: The Death of Patriarchy

by Real Laplaine


Two back to back apocalyptic incidents change the world; the first, a nuclear war between America and North Korea, and then, as the world is still reeling from the consequences of that debacle, two pieces of space rock the size of Manhattan slam into the Earth, wiping out billions of people in just minutes, one of them unleashing a deadly pathogen that scatters into the atmosphere. Within months, men are dying off by the millions, and within a year, they are an endangered species. Women, their physiology unaffected by the virus, are forced to take over. They not only save what little remains of the male species, they start to rebuild a new world, a new paradigm, one entirely dominated by women. New international laws are established forbidding men from ever gaining positions of power again, for it is men who are seen as the toxic element, who failed to prevent a nuclear war, who built the war machines, who waged war against one another, and who subjugated women in their patriarchal society. Sixteen years have passed since the first bombs were dropped and the asteroids fell from the sky, when Tanner McNeal, and his intrepid team of space voyagers, return from their mission to Europa, one of Jupiter's moons. When they step back on Earth, they are shocked to find a different world. Tanner and the men of his crew are promptly arrested under the new mandates, and the women of his crew are taken away to be indoctrinated on their roles in the new Utopia. With so few men left alive, most of them in work camps or farm collectives, relegated to laborers for the most part, Tanner discovers who he is up against, Lady V, the President of New America, a woman who hates men so deeply that she has developed an entirely new gender, Woman Ex, and her goal is to eliminate all men forever. Tanner is racing against the clock, as he organizes a grassroots rebellion, a seemingly impossible uprising against Lady V's army, but he soon discovers that many women are on his side, and the battle ensues to save the race of humanity.


Real Laplaine takes you on another rollercoaster ride into a dystopian world of the near-future in this high-concept thriller.
Charles Freedom Long, author of Alvar's Spear

Chock full of great characters, lively action, and adroit narrative, Woman EX is a novel you won’t want to put down.
Ken Dickson, author of The Road to Amistad

Woman EX, by Real Laplaine, is a wonderfully written dystopia.
Russell Warnberg, author of 2064

Here is another fascinating book from an author I came to enjoy so much. You know you are reading a great book when it sounds less like fiction and more like hypothetical truth.
A.G. Mogan, author of The Secret Journals of Adolf Hitler

If you want to read a book that is so close to the reality and full of action and also makes you think of what could happen in our lifetime, you won't want to miss this one.
Marina Osipova, author of The Cruel Romance

An utterly captivating and quickly-paced thriller with a clear message behind.
Victoria Ichizli-Bartels - author of Cheerleading for Writers

 
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Christmas On Main Street: A Sweet Small Town Christmas Romance (Santa's Secret Helpers Book 1)

by Leeanna Morgan


Fans of Robyn Carr's Virgin River series will love this feel-good, small-town romance!

This Christmas, something magical is happening in Sapphire Bay.

Emma loves everything about living in Sapphire Bay. The scenery in the small Montana town is spectacular, her communications business is thriving, and her six-year-old twins are happy. When a Christmas Facebook post goes viral, Emma and her friends are swamped with people asking Santa for help. But it's her twins' Christmas wish that breaks her heart.

Jack Devlin finds missing people. When his brother asks him to locate Emma's ex-husband, he thinks it's going to be an easy case. But the more time he spends with Emma, the more complicated their relationship becomes. With more than one heart on the line, will they go back to their old lives or risk everything for a once-in-a-lifetime kind of love?

CHRISTMAS ON MAIN STREET is the first novel in the Santa's Secret Helpers series and can easily be read as a stand-alone. Each of Leeanna's series are linked so you can find out what happens to your favorite characters in other books. Happy reading!

Praise for Leeanna Morgan's books:

"I am addicted to Leeanna Morgan's books! The only problem with them is that I hate coming to the end of one, and can't wait for the next good read. I love how she weaves the characters together, and draws you right into their lives. If you haven't discovered her, please do give her books a try. You won't be disappointed, except for not having found her sooner!"

"I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I couldn't put it down. I purchased it today and finished it just now. Captivating story from beginning to end. Definitely a five star book."

 
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The Golden Boys: Dark High School Bully Romance (Kings of Cypress Prep Book 1)

by Nikki Thorne


West Golden—so easy to hate, yet so hard to resist.


Don’t let that pretty face of his fool you. He isn’t the boy next door, or the kind you trust with your heart. He’s the devil in designer jeans, with all the charm of a bona fide psycho.

Trust me.

He swears I did something to cross him before I even stepped foot inside Cypress Prep, but it’s a lie. No one knows better than me that I’m all out of chances. One more misstep and I can kiss my future goodbye, which means I can’t possibly be guilty of whatever he thinks I’ve done.

West marks me with a target anyway, and as this town’s football star, no one dares to go against him. His money, status, and the loyalty of his equally entitled brothers makes him seem untouchable. Only, I know better than that.

This false god isn’t infallible like he wants the world to believe. Whenever I stare into those devilish green eyes, I see it plain as day. The chink in his armor. His one and only weakness.

Me.

The King of Cypress Prep has finally met his match, and taking him down just became an inside job.

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The Golden Boys are all smokin’ hot, but there’s only one guy for Blue Riley, which means this romance isn’t a reverse harem. Also, full disclosure, this saga does contain strong bully themes. So, if you’re not into romances where hate turns into love (well … eventually), and if you don’t like your heroes of the unapologetically alpha variety, this might not be the book for you. There is no rape or dubious consent whatsoever. However, due to adult themes and sexual situations, this one’s only for the 18+ crowd.

This series is sure to give you GOSSIP GIRL and ONE TREE HILL vibes, and the angst will keep you burning through the pages to find out what happens next. One-click and get lost in this series today!

Smooches!
RJ & NT

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Mr. Billionaire's Second Chance: Enemies to Lovers

by Laura Olsen


Billionaire Preston Clarke conquered my bed and stole my heart.
If only he hadn't broken it and walked into the office a year later… as my new boss.

I know, I know. It's my fault for falling for a filthy rich and obscenely handsome Manhattan type.
Silly of me to think Preston had something more beneath his immaculate suit than just a chiseled body.

But what a body. I still wake up sweating from dreams about the night we shared.
I thought knowing I'll never experience one again was torture enough. I was wrong.

Because working with him every single day is definitely worse.

I hate that he thinks he can order me around or that he still thinks I belong to him.
And I really hate that he stays late in the office when I try to bury myself in work to stop thinking about him.

Most of all though, I hate seeing glimpses of the man I once believed he was.
Hints of true passion and charm beneath Mr. Billionaire's stone-cold demeanor.

But it doesn't matter how many evenings we spend together in the office.
There is absolutely no way I'm falling for him again.

No cheating, no cliffhangers. HEA guaranteed!

 

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The Courtship of Merle Walker

by Annette Drake


A heartbroken American writer. A shy English lord. Can they plot a new destiny in each other’s arms?

Merle Walker is still stinging from betrayal. After her treacherous boyfriend steals the credit for her award-winning screenplay, she flees LA to her friend’s remote English cottage to lick her wounds. But when her BFF’s brother turns out to be a devilishly handsome and polite English noble, she can’t ignore the instant attraction.
Lord Robert Chissholm worries his ex-wife is right: he’s as dull as dry toast. He’s sure he has no chance with a gorgeous and glamorous Hollywood screenwriter. But along with her charm, he’s quite taken by her latest work delving into one of Britain’s finest wartime moments.
Though she lands a deal for her new project, Merle fears she’s too common for her old-fashioned gentleman. And pressure mounts for Lord Robert to return to Parliament—and abandon his sweet American beauty in favor of a politically savvy reunion with his cruel ex-wife.
Is this the final scene for their love, or will they pen their own happily-ever-after?
The Courtship of Merle Walker is a delightful standalone contemporary romance. If you like picturesque English countryside’s, shy British noblemen, and hearts determined to heal, you’ll adore Annette Drake’s transatlantic tale.

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Snowball's Christmas

by Kristen McKanagh


Snowball--an aptly named bundle of feline fluff--is thankful to be spending her first Christmas in the comfort of Weber Haus, the Victorian B&B run by Miss Tilly. Emily Diemer, who cooks for the guests, dotes on Snowball, but she's not thrilled about another new arrival at the B&B: Miss Tilly's nephew, Lukas. Which is odd, because Snowball's animal instincts tell her that Lukas and Emily should definitely be friends.
 

Everything Emily needs is in this quaint community--including, she hopes, the chance to open her own bakery one day. She doesn't think much of Lukas for leaving his aging aunt to struggle while he jets around the world taking photographs. But now that he's here, helping to spruce up the property and getting mixed up in Snowball's antics, she begins to soften a little. Until she learns what he has planned . . .
 
Lukas is going to sell Weber Haus so that Miss Tilly can retire. But Snowball is certain that this B&B, and these people, are supposed to be her forever home. Somehow she has to get these stubborn humans to see things through the wisdom of a cat's eye and a kitten's loyal, loving heart . . .
"Expertly crafted...the perfect Christmas treat."
--Booklist, Starred Review

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The Women of Chateau Lafayette

by Stephanie Dray


The International Bestseller!

Recommended by Oprah Magazine ∙ Cosmo ∙ PopSugar ∙ SheReads ∙ Parade 
 and more!

An epic saga from New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Dray based on the true story of an extraordinary castle in the heart of France and the remarkable women bound by its legacy.
 
Most castles are protected by men. This one by women.

A founding mother...
1774. Gently-bred noblewoman Adrienne Lafayette becomes her husband, the Marquis de Lafayette’s political partner in the fight for American independence. But when their idealism sparks revolution in France and the guillotine threatens everything she holds dear, Adrienne must renounce the complicated man she loves, or risk her life for a legacy that will inspire generations to come.

A daring visionary...
1914. Glittering New York socialite Beatrice Chanler is a force of nature, daunted by nothing—not her humble beginnings, her crumbling marriage, or the outbreak of war. But after witnessing the devastation in France firsthand, Beatrice takes on the challenge of a lifetime: convincing America to fight for what's right.

A reluctant resistor...
1940. French school-teacher and aspiring artist Marthe Simone has an orphan's self-reliance and wants nothing to do with war. But as the realities of Nazi occupation transform her life in the isolated castle where she came of age, she makes a discovery that calls into question who she is, and more importantly, who she is willing to become.

Intricately woven and powerfully told, The Women of Chateau Lafayette is a sweeping novel about duty and hope, love and courage, and the strength we take from those who came before us.

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Someone to Love (Darling, VT Book 2)

by Donna Alward


A widower with two adorable boys and a Bohemian beauty who owns the local café are brought together in this emotional, heartwarming novel in Donna Alward’s Darling, VT series.


Widower Ethan Gallagher’s biggest challenge is just making it day to day. A single father to two adorable boys and a firefighter, he juggles work and parenthood with the help of his family. But life without his wife is even harder to navigate. When he’s injured on a call and put off work until he’s healed, he finds himself at loose ends. And that leads him to volunteering at the temporary food bank site and puts him face to face with Willow Dunaway, owner of the Purple Pig Café and the woman in charge of the project.

After a particularly rough childhood followed by years away from Darling, Willow has come home and started a business she’s passionate about. She’s worked hard at finding inner peace and serenity, but Ethan challenges that at every turn, making her realize there are still things she hasn’t dealt with. The passion between them is incendiary, and she also finds herself falling for his little boys, which resurrects all sorts of memories she thought she’d put behind her.

But when Willow’s deepest secret is finally revealed, their fragile happiness is threatened. You can’t have love without trust, and how can you trust when falling in love is the most frightening thing of all?

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Once Upon a Royal Summer: A delightful royal romance from Hallmark Publishing

by Teri Wilson


A theme park “princess” meets a single dad…who turns out to be a real prince!
Enjoy the delightful royal romance from acclaimed author Teri Wilson and Hallmark Publishing.

Lacey found her dream job: playing a princess character at a popular fairytale theme park in sunny southern Florida. Her diamond tiara might not be real, but the smiles of the children she meets every day certainly are. It’s just too bad that her ex-boyfriend was never impressed with her career choice.

Henry, the crown prince of Bella-Moritz, is trying to fulfill his young daughter’s birthday wish: to be a normal girl with a normal life. That’s why they’re pretending to be ordinary tourists at an American amusement park. Henry lost his wife four years ago, and he’s been going through the motions ever since. But could a meeting with a make-believe princess lead to real love?

This enchanting romance includes a free Hallmark original recipe for Cucumber Dill Tea Sandwiches.

 
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The Jaguar in the Mirror (Dark Urban Fantasy): New Adult Series: Book I

by Rossana Corniel


What if I am the very darkness that I fear?

I’ve made a lot of bad decisions, like getting myself arrested and saying “I do” to an irresistible drug dealer. Even still, I managed to make some good ones, too. But when shadow-ridden nightmares encroach upon my waking life, my world flips upside down.

I search inside myself for answers, unleashing a powerful force from within that can face the shadow’s depths.

But those depths hide grave secrets within the very establishment sworn to protect us. Will I be able to save not only myself but countless others? Or is this all part of a greater delusion?


Content Advisory: Story contains mature themes and is intended for readers 18+

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What Amazon readers are saying:

★★★★★ 'A suspenseful urban fantasy adventure, unlike any I have ever seen'

★★★★★ 'I could not put this book down, and stayed up all night to finish!'

★★★★★ 'The dream sequences were written so well, they pulled me in, left me with the surreal feeling of having experienced them myself.'

About the Author
Rossana's inspiration comes from a variety of authors and genres, including McKenzie Hunter, Margaret Atwood, K.F. Breene, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Arturo Perez-Reverte, Paolo Coehlo, Sarah Maas and so many more.

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Vengeance: A Navy SEAL, Hometown Hero, Happily Ever After Novel (Bonds of Brotherhood Book 3)

by Nicole Morgan


One never knows how lucky they are, until everything gets taken away.

Adam Collins is just beginning to put his life back together when he meets Chelsea, his sweet and beautiful next-door neighbor. As the two spend more time together, an attraction between them builds.

A nightmare from Adam’s past, that he thought was long ago dead and buried, comes back to life and places him and Chelsea in danger. Enlisting the help of two of his former Navy SEALs team members, Adam must find a way to keep them both safe.

As the danger mounts and passions ignite, one question will remain. Who will be left standing after Sweet Vengeance is served?

 
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Coral Cottage (Summer Beach: Coral Cottage Book 1)

by Jan Moran


A fresh start. A sunny beach town. One summer to rediscover her life.

**NOW A USA TODAY (August 6, 2020) BESTSELLER!**

A new beach read series set in the beloved village of Summer Beach.

When Marina Moore’s life blows up on national television, she seeks refuge at her grandmother’s beach house called the Coral Cottage. Now in her mid-forties with children in college, Marina is in dire need of her grandmother's gutsy advice to a well-lived life. Marina meets an old friend, Ivy Bay, proprietor of the Seabreeze Inn, who encourages her to share her love of food at the local farmer’s market. Soon Marina’s sister Kai arrives on a summer break from her musical theater troupe. Together, the sisters discover new paths bound to change them forever. If only those changes didn’t require such long leaps of faith.

Jack Ventana, a newspaper writer and confirmed bachelor nomad, is on a six-month sabbatical to write his first book. The only company he wants is his inquisitive Labrador Retriever puppy, but when he receives a call from an old colleague, he finds his life altered in ways he never imagined—including the prospect of romance.

What began as a short, reclusive holiday is destined to change Marina’s life, especially when Jack’s research uncovers her grandmother Ginger’s hidden past. Join the fun in Summer Beach, where the bonds of friendship and love prove unbreakable.

From the author of the bestselling Seabreeze Inn at Summer Beach book series, the Coral Cottage is a new chapter on the sunny coastline. Get it now in ebook, hardcover, paperback, and large print. Audiobook coming soon--mark it on your wish list. For women's fiction readers of Mary Kay Andrews, Elin Hilderbrand, and Mary Alice Monroe.

“I love how the women in Jan’s stories are always intelligent and strong business women. At the core of all her books is a strong, close-knit family.” - Reviewer B.J.T.

“Jan Moran is the new queen of the epic romance.” - USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Forster

“[Jan Moran is] is a compelling voice to follow.” - Booklist

“Each of Jan Moran's books is captivating and reflects her love of the written word, as well as her insatiable curiosity.” - Reviewer Andrea S.

 

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Just for the Money

by Teagan Meier


A love story with some steam, a little humor, and a twist.


Kate Bennett is unexpectedly set up on a date with her neighbor’s wealthy grandson, Nick Hughes. Neither one of them is thrilled about this date for their own reasons. Kate is hesitant about entering the dating scene again. Although she is moving forward with her life since her husband’s death two years ago, Kate hasn’t been remotely interested in dating. Nick is cynical about relationships and over women in general. In the past, he’s been burned by gold diggers who were only interested in his money.

Reluctantly, they agree to go on the date, which ends up being a train wreck largely because Nick was an arrogant jerk. However, despite a rough start, Kate and Nick are drawn to each other. Their relationship is getting serious until Nick finds out that Kate may not be dating him for love, but just for the money.

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The Eva Rae Thomas Mystery Series: Book 1-2 (Eva Rae Thomas Mysteries 1)

by Willow Rose


Multi-million-copy bestselling author Willow Rose’s new mystery series ensnares ex FBI profiler Eva Rae Thomas in some confounding murder cases.

Mystery, love, and action this series has it all.

All books in this boxset were instant #1 bestselling New Releases on Amazon.

 

- DON’T LIE TO ME:

 

When twelve-year-old Sophie Williams went on a Girl Scout summer camp, she never returned home.

 

Three months later, her body is found inside her sleeping bag in the most frequented area of Cocoa Beach, and the town is outraged.

The girl isn't just any child. She's the town's most beloved surf idol, and it was believed that she could be the next Kelly Slater.

As another child, the son of a well-known senator is kidnapped, and the parents receive a disturbing video, FBI profiler Eva Rae Thomas — who has just returned to her hometown, divorced and out of a job — plunges into the investigation, breaking her promise to her children not to do police work again.

Local law enforcement, with her old flame Matt Miller in charge, are the ones who ask for her help in a case so unsettling that only she can solve it. But the deeper they dig, the deadlier it becomes for Matt and Eva Rae. Soon, everyone she holds dear is in grave danger as this case hits a little too close to home.

 

- WHAT YOU DID:

 

 

Former FBI-profiler, Eva Rae Thomas, faces the most personal case in her career, as bestselling author Willow Rose’s new hit series continues.

Three girls disappear on prom night at the local high school. One of them is the prom queen.

Eva Rae Thomas is chasing her long-lost sister when detective—and boyfriend—Matt Miller asks her to join the investigation of the three girls’ disappearance. They were last seen walking home together after the dance.

When the body of a young girl shows up in her backyard, Eva Rae knows she can no longer watch from the sidelines, and soon she realizes not only is she involved in this investigation, she’s also this killer’s target.

Scroll up and grab a copy today.

 
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Annie Crow Knoll: Moonrise

by Gail Priest


Return once again to Annie Crow Knoll . . . a place to grieve loss, accept change, and rebuild a life worth living.


Breezy and Jemma, are world-class cyclists until violence at a race leaves Breezy with permanent physical disabilities and kills the man she loved. With her Olympic dream shattered, guilt and shame threaten to destroy her future happiness. Her sister Jemma escapes with only minor injuries, but the psychological damage she experiences shakes her self-worth, her Olympic potential, and her capacity to accept love.

The young women return to Annie Crow Knoll, their childhood home on the Chesapeake Bay, to heal and reclaim their lives, and with their parents and grandparents, struggle to make sense of life after this tragic and irrational incident.

Annie Crow Knoll: Moonrise, the third novel in this fiction series by Gail Priest, is a story about the power to reinvent life after surviving loss and trauma. (This novel can be read as a stand alone.)

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The Accidental Beauty Queen

by Teri Wilson


In this charming romantic comedy perfect for fans of Meg Cabot and Sophie Kinsella, critically acclaimed author Teri Wilson shows us that sometimes being pushed out of your comfort zone leads you to the ultimate prize.

Charlotte Gorman loves her job as an elementary school librarian, and is content to experience life through the pages of her books. Which couldn’t be more opposite from her identical twin sister. Ginny, an Instagram-famous beauty pageant contestant, has been chasing a crown since she was old enough to enunciate the words world peace, and she’s not giving up until she gets the title of Miss American Treasure. And Ginny’s refusing to do it alone this time.

She drags Charlotte to the pageant as a good luck charm, but the winning plan quickly goes awry when Ginny has a terrible, face-altering allergic reaction the night before the pageant, and Charlotte suddenly finds herself in a switcheroo the twins haven’t successfully pulled off in decades.

Woefully unprepared for the glittery world of hair extensions, false eyelashes, and push-up bras, Charlotte is mortified at every unstable step in her sky-high stilettos. But as she discovers there’s more to her fellow contestants than just wanting a sparkly crown, Charlotte realizes she has a whole new motivation for winning.

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Muddy Bottom (Palmetto Island Book 1)

by Ashley Farley


“This series reminds me of my all-time favorite movie, Steel Magnolias.”


A mother and daughter pick up the pieces of their lives after being abandoned by their father/husband.

Birdie Fuller’s new year is off to a bad start. Her husband has mysteriously disappeared, leaving Birdie to cope with their unmarried daughter’s unplanned pregnancy. Birdie and Hannah disagree about the baby. Birdie urges her daughter to consider abortion, but Hannah is determined to see the pregnancy to term. When Hannah returns for her last semester in college, Birdie must face her demons, the problems in her marriage that drove her husband to clean out their bank accounts and run off with another woman.

While struggling to hide her pregnancy from her roommates and ex-boyfriend, Hannah interviews for jobs that will take her and her baby far away from her mother. After graduation, with months to kill before the start of her new career, she returns to Palmetto Island for the summer to await the birth of her baby. Tension mounts between Hannah and Birdie when they move from their waterfront home to a two-bedroom apartment above a bakery. Can mother and daughter mend their relationship? Or will they be lost to each other forever?

"Full of heart, authenticity and compassion, you cannot help but smile, laugh and cry with these characters.”

Download the first in the Palmetto Island series for FREE!

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