When the local authorities ask Ruby Simpson to help them find a thief in the small town of Castle Cove, she doesn’t have much of a choice. She predicted the most recent theft, and the cops have no other leads.
There are just two small problems.
One, she’s not psychic.
Two, she’s not Ruby Simpson.
Okay, maybe they’re not small problems. But Charlotte needs a place to lay low with her younger sister, somewhere her parents won’t find her and the locals won’t ask too many questions. Getting involved with the cops, especially Deputy “Cute Butt” Jared, isn’t a smart thing for a reformed con artist to do. But Charlotte has to make a choice: raise her little sister on the right side of the law or put food on the table.
What the real Ruby doesn’t see in her crystal ball won’t hurt her, right?
BOOK ONE IN A THREE PART SERIES--THIS IS NOT A STAND-ALONE NOVEL!
August 29, 2005 - Doomsday: New Orleans is eighty per cent under water—no electricity, no phones, no 911 service, no rules. Facing the complete breakdown of systems and normality, New Orleans homicide Detective Skip Langdon is on her own to interpret and execute the only direction she’s given: Get out there and keep the peace.
With communications down and all emergency services on search and rescue, all Skip can hope to accomplish is helping the person right in front of her. More than once that person turns out to be Billy, a gutsy 15-year-old from Treme who’s in greater danger of being swamped by his chaotic home life than the Cat 5 hurricane Skip shelters him from.
When she escorts him home and discovers the scene of a possible homicide, homicide detecting must take a back seat to maintaining order—if not peace. Outrageous rumors are swirling, stirring up unrest, but what really bothers her is the one about a police department order to use the chaos as a cover for “cleaning up” by rounding up criminals and assassinating them. Now that just can’t be true. Can it?
But after she hears it for the third time, Skip teams up with the only cop in the city she’s positive she can trust, her former partner, movie-star handsome, kickass, praline-sweet Adam Abasolo. They may not be able to fix everything, but, as the bodies pile up, they are damn sure going to hit back at the guys who’re giving their department a black eye.
On any regular weekday, New Orleans lives up to its billing as The Big Crazy. In post-Katrina New Orleans, where the dirty cops and lunatics are running the asylum, author Julie Smith also takes us inside the actual asylum, Charity Hospital emergency psych unit, an unexpected oasis of comfort in stark contrast to endless amounts of ever-present filthy water and hordes of half-drowned people.
Smith strikes just the right note, capturing the massive tragedy of the events and the inevitable comedy as the survivors struggle to make sense of the closest thing to hell squared that any of them has ever seen.
Mystery fans who love hard-boiled women sleuths, lots of action and adventure, and offbeat police procedurals will love Detective Skip Langdon.
Ten years ago, I left her on the dance floor and disappeared.
I needed to make something of myself; to be good enough for her.
Cassie. My best friend. My one true love.
Now I’m back in our small town, and ready to prove my worth.
I’m a billionaire and somewhat of a celebrity.
But Cassie is totally unimpressed. In fact, she almost seems put off by my wealth and fame.
As the town veterinarian, I hire her to take care of my two horses,
Hoping to find a way back into her good graces.
But just when it seems we’ve finally found our way back,
The trappings of my newfound celebrity rear their ugly heads.
Now Cassie’s the one that’s left me in the dust.
Now, three years later, fate has brought me face to face with her again,
And the secret she took with her.
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.
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.
The King of Cypress Prep has finally met his match, and taking him down just became an inside job.
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!
RJ & NT
"…an entertaining and enjoyable read with many references to current events.” –IndieReader
Law enforcement agencies have chosen to ignore rather than investigate dozens of political figures and defectors who have died under mysterious circumstances. When a Democratic National Committee staff member is murdered before the presidential election, Washington, D.C. police is also uninterested in investigating the crime.
The President is well behind in the polls. Some powerful people want assurances that the President will never take the oath of office if he unexpectedly wins.
On Election Day, the Central Intelligence Agency Director uncovers treachery at the highest levels of his organization. A rogue group of senior intelligence officers may have exposed themselves for who they really are before disappearing with a secret experimental weapon. Mounting evidence suggests the President may be in peril but the Secret Service isn’t interested in conspiracy theories or implausible weapons with impossible capabilities.
Will CIA pilot Duncan Hunter save the President from a group of assassins?
People believe faeries aren’t real. They’re wrong.
Lily Boyd never suspected the old rhymes and children’s games her grandmother taught her were anything but colorful tradition, and when her mother moved the family to Manchester and forbade her from returning to the Scottish Highlands, she nearly forgets the ancient tales. However, when she returns years later, the memories start to trickle back… along with the unexplainable.
When Lily’s grandmother is kidnapped, strange creatures, dark and terrible, invade her home. Her only savior is Troy, a kelpie, a devourer of human flesh, and darker and more terrible than those who would have killed her. He has his own agenda, his own goals. Troy is her only lead, but can she trust him? Can she learn the rules of the fairy game before losing everything she cares about?
Don’t give a faerie your name. Don’t give them your thanks. And never, ever give them your trust… the stakes of the game could be your life.
The Faerie Sworn complete series
As a trader, investor or beginner, you always have the question, “How can I find the best uptrending momentum stocks every month?” Most of the time it is a complex process. Other times it is quite easy. Even when finding the right stocks is easy, we still want to be sure to make a profit.
Stocks to Buy is a simple strategic guide that anybody can use to find the best-performing stocks in the market.
Stocks to Buy will show you that
-market and sector momentum is your friend; crowd psychology does works.
-sector ETFs are the better choice for diversified and focused trading.
-the sector and stocks leaders on the trend will lead the index as well.
-the simple moving averages chart can be used as a tool to identify the momentum trends.
-every month's uptrending stocks and ETFs can be viewed online, showing their past month's performance.
-profit and loss limits, and the best time of entry and exit, will maximize profit and reduce losses.
-the odds of beating the S&P 500 are high when single-worst month (or week) trades are avoided.
-50:30:20 is a safe and diversified strategy for getting a better performance than the S&P 500.
-a seasoned, calm mind along with controlled emotions has a higher probability of winning trades than a fussy mind and panic.
By the end of this book, you will have learned how and where to find the best momentum stocks and sector ETFs on a monthly basis and also about the 50:30:20 safe trading strategy.
This spooky prequel short story is the perfect introduction to the award-winning Ivy Granger Psychic Detective urban fantasy series.
When a client claims that her house is being haunted, Ivy tries to keep her mind open and her weapons handy. If her psychic gifts and recent cases have taught her anything, it's that you're better off arming yourself for the unexpected.
Will our favorite psychic detective face down murderous ghosts? Anything is possible in Harborsmouth.
"I absolutely love this series!"
-My Urban Fantasies
"Highly recommended to adult urban fantasy fans."
"Ivy is one of my all-time favorite Urban Fantasy characters."
-The Reading Diaries
"Lose yourself in the world of Harborsmouth."
"The Ivy Granger series is fantastic!"
-Book Bite Reviews
The Ivy Granger Psychic Detective series is known for heart-pounding action, quirky characters, and supernatural horrors. Take a trip to Harborsmouth where you'll encounter bloodsucking vampires, psychotic faeries, sarcastic gargoyles, temperamental witches, and our favorite snarky, occult detective.
Frostbite is now available as a single short story. Previously published in Tales from Harborsmouth and included in the Ivy Granger Psychic Detective Box Set.
Award-Winning Series: The Ivy Granger series has won numerous awards, including the BTS Red Carpet Award for Best Novel, the Raven Award for Best Urban Fantasy, the PRG Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Paranormal Fantasy Novel, Best Urban Fantasy Novel, and finalist for Best Urban Fantasy Series.
Make it a steamy holiday season with three Christmas Regency Romances from Georgette Brown.
A DECEMBER TRYST
The Viscount Carrington exacts a scandalous price from the woman who insulted him. For him to consider approving marriage between his ward and her son, she must agree to surrender herself to him for three nights of passion.
TEMPTING A MARQUESS FOR CHRISTMAS
The Marquess of Alastair has doubled the dowry he is providing Miss Abbott because the sooner she is married, the sooner she is out of his care — and his fantasies.
To Mildred Abbott’s dismay, her dowry is now attracting numerous unwanted suitors, and she has no interest in marrying. What she wants is an encore of her night at the Château Follet, where Alastair once fulfilled her most decadent desires.
A ROGUISH CHRISTMAS WISH
In this steamy second chance romance, a husband betrayed ventures into the bordello where his estranged wife has been reduced to work. But will his intentions to satiate his burning desires backfire and ruin Christmas?
When Toby was little, his mom blew her brains out with a nine-millimeter while he was sitting on her lap. Mike spent his childhood locked inside a chicken coop on a farm in Illinois, and his scars indicated severe abuse. Pablo was smuggled into the country from Mexico and dumped on the streets. Demetrius was kicked out of his house after he revealed to his family that he was gay. These boys had one thing in common: they were all neglected, abused, or both. Some endured unimaginable torment; a few suffered from mental illness and were dangerous to themselves and others. They were housed at Longwood because they graduated from juvie and had nowhere else to go. They were all experts at being institutionalized. With limited prospects for the future, many planned to commit a crime immediately after being discharged from Longwood and spend the rest of their lives in the safe confines of an adult prison. They would say that it beats being hungry and homeless.Longwood was a scene of rampant corruption, sexual abuse, and violence. It was also a place where people loved, laughed, took risks, and made sacrifices to help one another. In The Lost Boys from Longwood, J. C. Pater reveals what hides behind the walls of a facility for wards of the state with a juvenile record. Her book shows how children privacy laws, put into place to protect the children, are used to shield exploitation and profiteering. J. C. Pater urges that, if we are sincere about helping the most vulnerable members of our society, we must act now.
A party to remember. A secret you can’t forget.
When Louise receives an invitation to her old friend Amy’s birthday weekend in a cottage next to the woods near their old college campus, a chill runs down her spine.
Fifteen years ago, Hannah walked into those same woods and never came back. Her death destroyed her friends. They’ve not met as a group since. Until now.
As the party gets underway and old grudges are uncovered, a game of truth or dare is proposed. It’s clear one person has questions about their friend’s death – and now they want answers. And nothing will stop them.
When everyone has buried secrets, digging for the truth is going to get dangerous.
A gripping and addictive psychological thriller that will keep you turning the pages, for fans of Gillian Flynn, Teresa Driscoll and Ruth Ware.
‘Omg, omg, omg!!!!!... This book was spectacular. Oh my what a twisted read this was… I couldn’t put it down for the life of me. I had to know what was going to happen next before I could even eat or sleep. I just love a book that has so many juicy secrets that they are ready to explode off the pages.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I loved this book. It was mysterious and creepy and I couldn’t stop reading it once I started. Characters were incredibly believable to me. They made the story even scarier.’ Washington Life Mag ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Oh how I loved this book. I love it when books are set in a holiday home or a getaway, old friends invited and secrets spilled over drinks – just great! … I read this book in two sittings, such a page turner. … This is a cracking read which I am thoroughly recommending!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This is the first book in the Ken Ross Romantic/Erotic Suspense Series. A guy chasing his last hopes of romance finds a freezing homeless gal on an alley of an American city. He could leave her to die or take her home and care for her. But she's not just any gal; she looks half her age, is interesting, wild and attractive, and he starts to hope that something can develop. She has no past, not even a name, and they strive to get to know each other in more ways than one. Can they really make a future together? Will the years of wasted pain ever subside? A fascinating story of unusual romance, dry humor, and emotional turmoil that leads to a surprising climax.
My husband is missing.
And his wife is on my doorstep.
The wife I never knew he had.
Does that mean my husband’s out looking for wife number three?
The more I dig… the more I find.
Ledger Stone is not the man I thought I knew.
What I'd thought was a whirlwind romance has turned out to be a hurricane laced with lies.
It started with one.
Will it end with another?
The Wife Lie is a domestic suspense novel where secrets are buried deep.
Penny Stone gave up everything for the husband she thought she knew — and now she must uncover the truth: just how much of her marriage was a lie?
And is their love worth fighting for?
It’s holiday time with the Boulder Montgomerys and there are more than a few changes coming. Between family dinners, various cheese boards, late nights, and dramatic announcements, the family that has stayed together no matter the cost proves just what makes them special this holiday season.
What happens when the Santa mannequin you end up sitting on...isn't a mannequin after all?
Emma could never imagine that taking a seat on the lap of the Santa mannequin would lead to a Christmas flirtation with the possibility of oh so much more.
Noah's used to women chasing him after being named one of the city's most eligible bachelors. But Emma is completely different from every other woman he's met. Suddenly he's the one seemingly doing the chasing.
Can he turn this flirtationship into something real?
Maggie Harrington is deeply in love with Jeremy Paull and they become engaged. Maggie feels as if she has found her prince. Strong and protective Jeremy loves her to his core. It appears they are a perfect match and a long and loving marriage lies
Just before the wedding Maggie's past comes back to haunt her in the form of Tommie Stetter. Maggie and Tommie shared a powerful love until he abruptly left her after their adventure in the wilderness trying to save a pack of young wolves from a bounty hunter. Maggie can't help herself when love comes around again with Tommie.
Her love for both men complicates the simple life she desired at Central Mine on Michigan's wild Keweenaw peninsula of the early twentieth century.
Mummified remains were found where they did not belong – inside a cave on the third-highest mountain on Earth. Dr. Jenny Williams is asked to assist in solving this puzzle. What starts as a scientific project turns out to be an ancient mystery, which takes Jenny from dangerous altitudes in the Himalayas to medieval England, and inside the Maya ruins in Mexico and Belize. Along the way, she has to fight a powerful adversary who pursues the same mystery but with his own agenda. She also finds loyal friends - a mountaineer from New Zealand, and a Chicana physician from LA. There is another player closely watching their progress - a mysterious group of men and women headquartered in the heart of a Basque country in Spain. While slowly untangling the medieval riddle, Jenny realizes that she is more than just an outside observer, and her dangerous pursuit across three continents becomes a voyage of self-discovery.
Another charity dinner? An auction? I think I’m gonna heave.
“This is the last one,” I tell my personal assistant. After thousands of these things, a lifetime spent building an empire, and traveling the world, I still haven’t found what I’m looking for.
Who I’m looking for.
What I really want.
I need someone to share all this with.
Not just anyone. The one.
I’ve searched, I’ve waited. If it doesn’t happen tonight, which I highly doubt it will, I’m finished.
One more stupid dinner. Then maybe I’ll just buy a mountain, go live in a cave.
Two words strike a morbid fear into my anti-social, awkward, very single, and lonely existence: Charity Auction.
Did I sign up for this?
My time in exchange for a charity donation, my wages paid by the owner of the company I work for. Every dollar donated matched by the man himself.
The only two words that actually get me to said Charity auction.
Once I find out he’ll be there… once I find out I might even get to see him in person… Maybe even meet him…
But nothing’s ever that easy, I know that.
My boss from hell seems determined to make not only my day off miserable but goes out of her way to make sure I might not even make it at all.
That is until I meet the man himself.
Way before the bidding starts. Long before the hammer falls, I know I’m in deep and we both might just end up with a lot more than we bargained for.
For better or for worse.
Las Vegas was the Mob’s greatest venture and most spectacular success, and through 40 years of frenzy, murder, deceit, scams, and skimming, the FBI listened on phone taps and did virtually nothing to stop the fun. This is the truth about the Mob's history of control of the casinos in Vegas like you’ve never heard it before, from start to finish. Las Vegas history has never been so fascinating!
"Vegas and the Mob" tells the story of how the Mob began in the 1920's, how Bugsy Siegel and Meyer Lansky became partners, and how Las Vegas fell to the Mob after two of the nation’s most powerful crime family bosses went to prison in the 1930’s: Al Capone, and Lucky Luciano. Frank Nitti took over the Chicago Outfit, while Frank Costello ran things for the Luciano Family. Both men were influenced by their bosses from prison, and both sent enough gangsters into the streets to influence loan sharking, extortion, union control, and drug sales.
Bugsy Siegel worked for both groups, handling a string of murders and opening up gaming on the west coast, and that included Las Vegas, an oasis of sin in the middle of the desert – and it was legal. Most of it. The FBI watched as the Mob took control of casino after casino, killed off the competition, and stole enough money to bribe their way to respectability back home.
By the 1950’s, nearly every major crime family had a stake in a Las Vegas casino. Some did better than others. Casino owners watched over their profits while competing crime families eyed each other's success like jealous lovers. Murder often followed.
But that's not the end of the story! The FBI finally started cracking down on the Mob and casino skim in the 1960's, and even with car bombings, murder and arson, it was twenty more years before the government was able to say the Mob was out - in the 1980's. This book tells the whole story!
The Baker Corp. has recruited Blair Sellick, a nationally known dog trainer with truly phenomenal skills, to provide exceptional training for service dogs. The project would provide highly intelligent animals as partners for victims of PTSD and other disabilities. Or would it? The answer has di
Being the Guardian isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. My new life is weird and hard. Think magic comes easy to those who wield it? Think again! I’m more likely to blow something up than shield it. As dark Fae make their way through the portal and my best friend’s children