Apple iBooks

Apple iBooks

Memories and Murder (A Tourist Trap Mystery Book 10)

by Lynn Cahoon


It’s October in South Cove, California, and the locals in the quaint resort seem to be happily pairing off in the lull before the holidays. Everyone, that is, except for Jill Gardner’s elderly aunt, who just dumped her besotted fiancé—and she won’t say why.
 
When Jill hosts a talk at Coffee, Books, and More on the topic of elder abuse, all that’s really on her mind is lunch. But the topic hits close to home when she discovers Aunt Jackie has been getting mysterious calls. Jill’s certain the caller is a con artist, of course, but her feisty aunt claims to understand this, though she’s still shaken—and Harrold’s still heartbroken. Who’s behind the scam and why was her aunt targeted? When a volunteer from the Senior Project is found murdered, Jill’s detective boyfriend is on the case—and it soon becomes clear no one is safe when a caller from beyond becomes a killer in their midst.  

Praise for The Tourist Trap Mysteries
 
“I love the author’s style, which was warm and friendly . . . [A] wonderfully appealing series.”
Dru’s Book Musings
                                                                                                         
“Light, fun, and kept me thoroughly engaged.”
The Young Folks

Share

Take Me Home (Last Frontier Lodge Novels Book 1)

by J.H. Croix


A swoon-worthy romance from USA Today Bestselling Author J.H. Croix! If you like smoking hot romance with alpha men and sassy women, you’ll love this series!

Gage Hamilton. Smoldering and single. Entirely uninterested in anything resembling romance. His hot new neighbor is definitely not part of his plans.

Marley Adams is way too distracting for Gage’s own good. Control is the name of the game for an ex-military operative like Gage. Yet, he finds control hard to come by with Marley. In fact, he’d like nothing more than to get his hands on every inch of her. Just once and that might be enough.

The last thing on Marley’s mind is romance. She’s returned home to Alaska and is busy trying to forget the past. Yet, the past comes knocking and puts her safety at risk.

Gage finds he’ll do anything to protect her. He never considered his own heart might be at risk.

A hot alpha hero meets his match in this swoon-worthy, small town Christmas romance!

*All novels in this series are full-length standalone novels with an HEA.

Share

The Draykon Series 1-3: An Epic Fantasy Trilogy of Dragons

by Charlotte E. English


Ancient legends don't come back to life. Until they do....

The vast, winged draykoni once ruled the skies of the Seven Realms, uncontested and unstoppable — so the stories say. But they are only tales. Aren't they? A shy young woman is about to learn that sometimes, even the most far-fetched story might prove to be the plain, simple truth.

In book one, Draykon: When Llandry Sanfaer discovers a new type of jewel, her life changes forever. Wonderful and terrible, the gem exerts a strange influence over those who behold it. Soon people are dying for it — and Llandry herself becomes a target. This is only the beginning.

In book two, Lokant: the long-vanished draykoni race have returned, but with them comes another mystery. Who are the enigmatic, white-haired sorcerers stalking the draykoni across the Worlds? And what do they want with Llandry? As war builds between humankind and draykoni, Lady Evastany must uncover the truth about her own unique heritage — before it’s too late.

In book three, Orlind: War has broken out between the humans of the Seven Realms and the long-lost draykoni race. As Llandry fights to defend her home, Eva begins a desperate quest into the heart of the mystical Lokant Libraries — a quest that will lead her deep into the mysteries of the long-lost Seventh Realm.

Fly away on a whole new dragon adventure with this bumper box set - over 1000 pages of epic fantasy, compelling mystery, and high adventure!

Share

Murder on the Sugarland Express (Southern Ghost Hunter Book 6)

by Angie Fox


From New York Times bestselling author Angie Fox

Ghost hunter Verity Long is overdue for a little R&R (rest and romance) with her boyfriend, Ellis, and a vintage train trip through the Tennessee mountains seems like just the ticket. The Sugarland Express carries history and nostalgia in every compartment, and Verity is determined to enjoy it—without ghostly interference. But the ghosts have other plans…

On a dark, desolate night nearly a century ago, the train was stranded in the mountains, and a young woman was found stabbed to death in her locked compartment. The murder was never solved, and a ghostly Belgian detective is still pursuing the case from the grave.

To Verity’s dismay, all of the ghostly suspects are back. And when history repeats itself and a new murder mirrors the old, it’s up to Verity and her friends to discover which of the passengers—dead or alive—could be behind the murders before the killer strikes again.

 

What Reviewers are saying…

5 Stars!  “This is very likely Angie Fox's best book to date, and I devoured it in one fast sitting.” 

5 Stars!  “I love all the components of this story but it's the characters that completely steal the show.”

5 Stars!  “This was 2 murder mysteries for the price of one. Loved it as I do all of Angie Fox's novels.”

5 Stars!  “Just when you think you’ve got it figured out the twist comes in and throws you right off the trail. I loved this story so much.”

 

Rating: Clean and Wholesome

Paranormal Cozy Mystery Romance (with a cute pet skunk!)

 

 
Share

Never Gonna Happen

by Cynthia Eden


No. Absolutely not. He will not fall in love with his best-friend’s little sister. He is not that guy.

So…yeah, okay, Alyssa Kyle is gorgeous and funny, and she’s slipped into more than a few of his fantasies over the years, but Sebastian Ridgeway is not about to cross that particular line. No way. No day.

Today is the day.

Alyssa’s in trouble. Someone shot at her—actually shot at her—and now she’s getting all kinds of threatening messages. Messages that say she’s about to pay for her brother’s crimes. Only her brother is a computer gaming designer, not some secret agent. The bad guys out there have obviously made a mistake.

There is no mistake.

Sebastian and Alyssa’s brother, Antony, have been working the spy game for years. They started as hacking teens but graduated to the big leagues—and their gaming company is just their cover. Apparently, their cover has been blown. Now some of the bad guys they’ve taken down want payback—and Alyssa is being targeted. Her brother is out of the country, gone dark on an assignment, and Sebastian can’t just leave Alyssa on her own to face the wolves. Not happening. So…

Time to get close.

He moves Alyssa into his home. Provides twenty-four seven protection for her. He figures he can keep his secret desire for her in check—he’s done it for years, after all—or at least, that’s the initial plan. Until he finds out that Alyssa has been longing for him. That he’s starred in more than a few of her fantasies, too.


All bets are off.

He’s held back for years, thinking he was doing the right thing. Thinking he’d never truly deserve a woman like her. But if Alyssa wants him, if Alyssa needs him, nothing will stop him from claiming the woman who owns his heart. Not the bad guys who are closing in, not the government who wants his tech, and not even Alyssa’s big brother.

Keep his hands off her? Stay away from Alyssa? Sorry, that’s…NEVER GONNA HAPPEN.


Absolutely, one hundred percent…Sebastian will not let her go, and he will prove that he is the guy—the only one—for her.

Share

The Munich Girl: A Novel of the Legacies that Outlast War

by Phyllis Edgerly Ring


Anna Dahlberg grew up eating dinner under her father’s war-trophy portrait of Eva Braun.

Fifty years after the war, she discovers what he never did—that her mother and Hitler’s mistress were friends.

The secret surfaces with a mysterious monogrammed handkerchief, and a man, Hannes Ritter, whose Third Reich family history is entwined with Anna’s.

Plunged into the world of the “ordinary” Munich girl who was her mother’s confidante—and a tyrant’s lover—Anna finds her every belief about right and wrong challenged. With Hannes’s help, she retraces the path of two women who met as teenagers, shared a friendship that spanned the years that Eva Braun was Hitler’s mistress, yet never knew that the men they loved had opposing ambitions.

Eva’s story reveals that she never joined the Nazi party, had Jewish friends, and was credited at the Nuremberg Trials with saving 35,000 Allied lives. As Anna's journey leads back through the treacherous years in wartime Germany, it uncovers long-buried secrets and unknown reaches of her heart to reveal the enduring power of love in the legacies that always outlast war.

 
Share

Dark Fairy Tales: A Midnight Dynasty Anthology

by Marley Valentine


Now a USA Today Bestseller


In a castle adorned with gems, coated in gold, and dusted with luxury, the youngest of the Constantine Family will be introduced to the elite of New York. But the party isn’t all glamor. Villains lurk in dark corners, evil deals are struck, and starcrossed loves are born.

Welcome to the world of Midnight Dynasty.

Attend the ball, wear a red cloak, lose your shoe, spin straw to gold, or fall prey to a witch. In these fairytale retellings from bestselling authors, you will find a prince, but you might choose your happily ever after with the beast.

FAIRY TALES INCLUDED:
The Ugly Duckling by CJ Roberts
Beauty and the Beast
by Willow Winters
Cinderella by Aleatha Romig
Little Red Riding Hood by Karina Halle
Jack & the Beanstalk by Marley Valentine
Snow White by T.M. Frazier
Rumpelstiltskin by Celia Aaron
King Midas by Skye Warren
King Thrushbeard by Cora Reilly
Princess and the Pea by Sierra Simone
Swan Princess by Natasha Knight

DARK FAIRY TALES is a limited-time anthology of modern fairy tales containing all NEW novellas. Download your copy and tell a book-loving friend, because it won't last long.

Share

You May Kiss the Duke (The Brides of Belgravia Book 3)

by Charis Michaels


Sabine Noble has given little thought to her husband over the past five years. Theirs is a true marriage of convenience: she gained protection from her abusive uncle and the chance to live freely in London, while he gained the dowry necessary to make his business venture a success. But as she’s investigating her uncle’s nefarious deeds in hopes of gaining her revenge, she discovers the body of a half-dead man on a ship, only to realize the man is her husband.

When Captain Jon Stoker awakens in a strange house, he’s astonished to realize that he’s being cared for by his estranged wife. Although she’s not much of a nursemaid, he finds his long-held attraction for his beautiful wife deepening as he discovers her powerful spirit and fierce drive.

As Stoker regains his strength, he begins to help Sabine on her quest to bring her uncle to justice. And along the way, two lonely people discover that their marriage of convenience has become a union of souls.

Share

The Weekend Away: a twisty crime thriller to read this summer, guaranteed to keep you guessing!

by Sarah Alderson


Two friends go on vacation. Only one comes back.

If you loved The Vacation by T.M. Logan, get ready for your new obsession…

Orla and Kate have been best friends forever. Together they’ve faced it all – be it Orla’s struggles as a new mother or Kate’s messy divorce. And whatever else happens in their lives, they can always look forward to their annual weekend away.

This year, they’re off to Lisbon: the perfect flat, the perfect view, the perfect itinerary. And what better way to kick things off in style than with the perfect night out?

But when Orla wakes up the next morning, Kate is gone. Brushed off by the police and with only a fuzzy memory of the night’s events, Orla is her friend’s only hope. As she frantically retraces their steps, Orla makes a series of shattering discoveries that threaten everything she holds dear. Because while Lisbon holds the secret of what happened that night, the truth may lie closer to home…

A twisty holiday read for fans of The Holiday and Date Night.

Share

Gone Tomorrow (Jack Reacher, Book 13)

by Lee Child


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
“High-powered, intricately wrought suspense.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times
 
“Hold on tight. . . . This novel will give you whiplash as you rabidly turn pages. . . . May be [Lee Child’s] best.”—USA Today
 
New York City. Two in the morning. A subway car heading uptown. Jack Reacher, plus five other passengers. Four are okay. The fifth isn’t. And if you think Reacher isn’t going to get involved . . . then you don’t know Jack.
 
Susan Mark, the fifth passenger, had a big secret, and her plain little life was being watched in Washington, and California, and Afghanistan—by dozens of people with one thing in common: They’re all lying to Reacher. A little. A lot. Or just enough to get him killed. A race has begun through the streets of Manhattan, a maze crowded with violent, skilled soldiers on all sides of a shadow war. For Jack Reacher, a man who trusts no one and likes it that way, the finish line comes when you finally get face-to-face and look your worst enemy in the eye.

“Propulsive . . . [Child is] an expert at ratcheting up tension.”—Los Angeles Times
 
“A top-notch thriller.”—Booklist (starred review)
 
“Edgy . . . thoroughly engrossing.”—The Miami Herald

Share

Ninefox Gambit (Machineries of Empire Book 1)

by Yoon Ha Lee


NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR - WINNER OF THE 2016 LOCUS AWARD - NOMINATED FOR THE HUGO, NEBULA AND ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARDS.


When Captain Kel Cheris of the hexarchate is disgraced for her unconventional tactics, Kel Command gives her a chance to redeem herself by retaking the Fortress of Scattered Needles from the heretics. Cheris’s career isn’t the only thing at stake: if the fortress falls, the hexarchate itself might be next.

Cheris’s best hope is to ally with the undead tactician Shuos Jedao. The good news is that Jedao has never lost a battle, and he may be the only one who can figure out how to successfully besiege the fortress. The bad news is that Jedao went mad in his first life and massacred two armies, one of them his own.

As the siege wears on, Cheris must decide how far she can trust Jedao – because she might be his next victim.

‘Starship Troopers meets Apocalypse Now – and they’ve put Kurtz in charge... An unmissable debut.’ - Stephen Baxter

‘I love Yoon’s work! Full of battles and political intrigue, in a beautifully built far-future that manages to be human and alien at the same time.’ - Ann Leckie

Share

Secret Legacy: A Supernatural Ghost Series (The Windhaven Witches Book 1)

by Carissa Andrews


Nestled in the woods of Windhaven, Blackwood Manor waits to unleash a dark and deadly legacy…

 

When Autumn Blackwood shows up at Windhaven Academy for the Witching Stick Orientation, she hopes to find out what dormant powers she could possibly possess to have been accepted to the elite supernatural school. Instead, the academy is in chaos as everyone frantically hunts for two missing girls.

 

But as school begins with Autumn no closer to figuring out her powers, strange occurrences start to follow her everywhere. Even at home, Blackwood Manor keeps many secrets, and Autumn can’t escape its haunting past.

 

New friends urge her to learn more about her family’s history in order to unlock her powers and make sense of what’s happening at Blackwood Manor, but Autumn’s not so sure. Once an accident brings Autumn face-to-face with death, however, she realizes her gifts are tied to a legacy that can either save or doom them all…

 

Fans of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House, Joe Hill’s Locke & Key, or MR Forbes’ Necromancer: The Complete Series will love The Windhaven Witches.

Scroll up to preorder the haunting first book now!

 

 

 
Share

Tropic Storm: Island Escape Series, Book 1

by Stella Quinn


Charlotte's ex just gate-crashed her vacation.


The Island Escape Series: Book 1
Celebrity blogger Charlotte Jones is having a bad year. She's been trampled in a riot, her therapist has told her to take a break from work, and she's developed a crushing case of anxiety. If she can just make it to her holiday hotel in Oahu, everything will be okay … or not! When she boards her plane, she finds herself strapped into a seat next to the man who sold her out nine years ago.

Hotel executive Jack Diamond is having a bad year. He's used to pressure: running the global family business, supporting his widowed mother, and trying (and failing) to make his little sister understand why her grungy boyfriend is bad news, are problems he can cope with. But the police just called to tell him his general manager might be a crook, his mother's had a stroke, and his latest business deal is going bad. If he can just make it back to the family hotel in Oahu, everything will be okay … or not! He boards his plane and finds himself strapped into a seat next to the woman who ripped a hole in his heart nine years ago.

Jack and Charlotte are in for some turbulence as old hurts and rekindled passion gate-crash their plans. And just when it seems they may finally overcome their past, a tropic storm threatens to wipe out their chance of a future.

Here's what readers think …

Fleur says:
I can't wait to read more of this series!!!
"This was a great read with characters you will love and want to throttle at same time as lordy they do love to conclusions lol. If you love second chance romances then this is the book for you, Charlotte decides to take a couple of weeks off on a tropical island to decompress and relax after a horrible event that left her with panic attacks, unfortunately for her things go wrong before she even gets on the plane and that is where we begin our adventure of tormented love, attraction, deception, laughs, frustrations and the chance at being happy. This is a fantastic start to this series and I can not wait the next book to see what happens with Sabrina!"

Carmen says:
Loved this!!
By Carmen
"I don't always love second chance romances but I adored this one. This book is full of heart! You can feel their pain and their chemistry is out of this world. I got sucked in so fast. I can't wait for more!!"

The Island Escape Series
Book 1: Tropic Storm (Charlotte & Jack)
Book 2: Stowaway (Sabrina & Ben)
Book 3: Island Fling (Antonia & Tyler)
Christmas Novella: Catching Snow (Ryan & Lisa)

"Exactly what I love to read - Jack and Charlotte are interesting characters with a past - that's always a winner, in my mind. Good job!"

"This was a read that I couldn't put down."

"This author has a real grip on romance writing … I didn't want the story to finish."

Stella Quinn brings you the first three of her award-winning Island Escape Series. Tropic Storm was a finalist in the RWA Emerald Pro Award in 2019, Stowaway came second in the RWA Emerald Award in 2018, and Island Fling won the Valerie Parv Award in 2018.

 

 
Share

Windstorm (The Hawthorne University Witch Series Book 2)

by A.L. Hawke


Believe in witches, for sometimes you need magic to ward off the evil in darkness.

It was my junior year at Hawthorne University when Mira dealt me a reversed Lovers card. That meant trouble in paradise. I thought nothing of it until Alondra introduced me to a new witch from outside our coven—Enora. Enora’s precisely the sort of witch you’d call wicked. Even worse, she used to be in love with my boyfriend.

I just wanted a normal year. But as our leader fought illness, I fought with my friends trying to hold the Hawthorne coven together. I felt abandoned. And my loneliness dropped me into trances where I wandered the dark forest alone. These altered states were created by my magic, but I learned that they were spurred on by something far more sinister.

Where did this evil come from? The wicked witch? The old devil? I had to find out because it threatened the people I love.

Windstorm is the sequel to Broomstick—Book 2 in the Hawthorne University Witch Series. The books in this series are complete self-contained novels not ending in cliffhangers. Some spoilers cannot be avoided, but Windstorm is a stand-alone novel that can be enjoyed without reading the first book.

Content warning: Windstorm is a new adult college paranormal romance containing profanity, sexual scenes, adult situations, and, of course, witchcraft.

Share

Hidden Gem: A Prologue Novella

by Skye Warren


Of all the girls in Paris... he picked me.


I was studying the Mona Lisa, and he was studying me. Not my sister. Me. He turned me upside-down. I hardly recognized myself through his eyes.

Beautiful. Interesting. But it was all a lie.

It was just a family vacation. Until he came along. I gave him kisses freely, but what he took from me was priceless.

 
Share

The Kingdom (Berkeley Blackfriars Book 1)

by J.R. Mabry

 

An unhinged tycoon. 
A lodge of evil magicians. 
A plan to steal every child from the face of the earth.

Fr. Richard Kinney is having a crappy week. He’s not at all sure he’s the best leader for the demon-hunting Berkeley Blackfriars, his boyfriend has just broken up with him, and his last exorcism did not go well.

Kat Webber is in over her head. After discovering her brother’s comatose body in the midst of a demonic ritual, her heart sinks as she realizes he was up to something sketchy…maybe even evil.

Reaching out to the Blackfriars for help, Kat and Richard uncover a lodge of evil magickians who make every avocado in the world disappear—then every dog.

It’s a race against time as Kat and the Blackfriars try to stop the magickians from eliminating their next target—every child on earth.

Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Preacher, The Dresden Files, and the Mercy Thompson series will love this spine-tingling yet humorous supernatural suspense novel.

Scroll up to buy or borrow, and enter The Kingdom today! 

WARNING: This book contains adult language and sexual situations. Not appropriate for children or people who are easily offended!

 

 
Share

Knocking Boots

by Willow Winters


From 
Wall Street Journal Best Selling Author, Willow Winters comes a steamy, small-town romance.

A drunken bet that led to a fake relationship? My naive little heart still hoped it would last...

We were never meant to be together.
He’s a bartender with noncommittal tendencies.
I’m looking for … the opposite. Commitment. Period.

But drinks and a bet led to something it shouldn’t have: a fake relationship. Worse, a first date, a first kiss… and then more.
He’s addictive and I can’t bring myself to accept the reality.
That it’s all a lie and I’m fooling myself by thinking he could want more. That I could change him.
He’s mine for as long as I keep on pretending like this is just for fun.
As if I don’t want more…

Like when he whispers my name, I pretend it doesn’t make my heart flip.
Like when he holds me at night, I pretend I don’t want to lay in his bed every night.
It's just a bet; just a lie . . . until it isn't.

 
Share

Extermination Day

by William Turnage


Extermination Day – January 15, 2038 – The day the world dies. It begins with a surprise meteor shower. Within hours millions become sick. The horrible virus quickly spreads, killing everyone in its path. Remnants of world governments soon discover that this is no ordinary virus. It was engineered to eradicate the human race.

Congressman Jeff Madison is one of the few surviving members of the US government. He and a team of scientists at a secret underground base must figure out who is behind the attack. Their only hope may be Project Chronos, the world’s first operational time machine.

Jeff and his team need to find a way to go back in time and warn humanity of the coming apocalypse. But what can they do when the very air they breathe can kill them, an overwhelming malevolent force is hunting them, and a traitor is undermining their efforts at every turn?

It’s a fight for survival throughout time with humanity’s past, present, and future at stake.

*** Includes two free bonus short stories!

 
Share

Winn's Fall: Common Elements Romance Project

by Clair Brett


After her mother’s death, Miss Zoe Chase returns to England to find an ideal husband.

Practical considerations include:

 

  • Must be responsible.
  • Must have adequate connections.
  • All teeth would be a plus.

    A secret part of Zoe yearns for love, but she can’t afford to let her heart decide. With the help of an old friend, Zoe should have the business done, post haste.

    If not for Winn...

    No plan included a devilishly handsome earl cursed to die.

    A family curse left Lord Winthrop Burton fatherless at age five. Now condemned to die by age thirty, Winn is determined to do it on his own terms.

    Practical considerations include:

     

  • No marriage.
  • No children.
  • No falling in love.

    Winn will leave no one behind to mourn him.

    If not for Miss Zoe Chase...

    When plans fight passion, everything falls.

    As desire flares, both careen towards the curse’s end. Because the accidents that once plagued Winn are now happening to Zoe.

    To save Zoe, Winn must push her away. Except Zoe has fallen in love with him.

    And love does not yield to practical considerations.

    Can Winn discover the truth of his curse before it ends them both?

  •  

 
Share

eBooks of the Day!

If you want to save money and stop changing dirty diapers, then keep reading… Do you want to potty-train your child but don't know where to start? Do the abundance of quick-fix online resources confuse you? Are you tired of dirty diapers and cranky toddlers? Do you want your

$2.99 $0.99

eBooks of the Day!

If you want to discover the captivating history of ancient Africa and the Kingdom of Kush, then keep reading... Free History BONUS Inside! Two captivating manuscripts in one book:   Ancient Africa: A Captivating Guide to Ancient African Civilizations, Such as the Ki

$4.99 $0.99

eBooks of the Day!

The world could be transformed if Riley can only stay alive long enough. Most parents leave you a house, a car, or money when they die. Riley’s mom left her a treasure hunt with a mysterious payoff. Now everyone seems to want a piece of Riley and her inheritance: the university, the milit

$4.99 FREE!
X

NEVER MISS AN EBOOK DEAL

eBookHounds Connects you With Free and Discounted
eBooks in Genres You Love

Sign up