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Heaven to Betsy (What Doesn't Kill You, #5): An Emily Romantic Mystery

by Pamela Fagan Hutchins


2015 WINNER USA Best Book Award, Cross Genre Fiction

A heartfelt and hilarious mystery from this bestselling and award-winning author of the What Doesn't Kill You romantic mystery series.

When a dead body swan-dives from a balcony into the pool at a wedding, gossip comes to a halt about disgraced paralegal and former rodeo queen Emily—whose husband left her for a woman who turns out to be a man. Enter Jack, a secretive attorney and sexy mix of cowboy and Indian. She refuses to work for him, until she learns about the disappearance of the six-year old daughter of his notorious client Sofia, the wedding shooter, who is also an illegal immigrant. Emily feels a strange affinity with the girl and launches a desperate search for her. Bodies pile up in her wake across Texas and New Mexico as the walls around her own secrets begin to crumble, and the authorities question whether the child is anything but a figment of her imagination.

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Connor's Gambit

by ZGottlieb


Brad Johnson, a lone witness to a UFO sighting becomes an alien target and quickly finds himself on an off world adventure, relying on his skills to survive an intergalactic war. As Brad struggles to understand the conflict between the aliens, as well as his place in the universe, he learns one group threatens Earth's security and the other wants something entirely different. All Brad wants is to return home to his family, but not until he embarks on the greatest adventure of his life.

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Blade and Rose: Books 1-3 Digital Boxed Set

by Miranda Honfleur

 

This boxed set includes the first three books in the Blade and Rose series, over 2,400 pages of romantic epic fantasy.

 


A kingdom in turmoil or the love of her life. Which one will she save?

Elemental mage Rielle hasn't heard from her best friend in far too long. Yet no one at the Tower of Magic seems to care about Olivia’s silence, or the curtain of secrecy surrounding the distant capital. Before Rielle can investigate, she's assigned a strange new mission: escort a knight named Jon across the kingdom.

When whispers reveal mercenaries have killed the king, taken the capital, and that no one is coming to help, Rielle can’t leave Olivia in peril. But as infamous mages and deadly assassins hunt Jon, she can’t leave him unprotected either--especially as she finds herself falling for his strength, his passion, and his uncompromising goodness. Her past returns to haunt her, a werewolf stalks their steps, and an ancient evil is gathering, yet the restraints forbidding their love strain and snap one by one.

Saving Olivia and the kingdom means defying orders and sacrificing her every ambition, and could mean losing the man who's become so much more to her than a mission. Which will she choose: her best friend and the kingdom, or the love of her life?

Discover why readers around the world love the Blade and Rose series!

"With a brilliant plot line and rich, exciting characters, and a very touching, beautiful, sensual, passionate and honest love story" --Amazon Reviewer

"The best part is the main female character, Rielle... No damsel in distress, she's a strong, smart, and reliable mage all on her own. She has flaws, but it makes her relatable. You cheer her on from start to finish." --Amazon Reviewer

"Honfleur sucks you into her vibrant and tumultuous world right away with unforgettable characters and a masterful plot that enthrall the reader to the very last page (and beyond)." --Amazon Reviewer

"Wonderful, detailed world-building and engaging, interesting characters set the stage for this intriguing fantasy story. Action, adventure, suspense, and intrigue - and plenty of twists and turns - kept me turning pages, fully immersed" --Amazon Reviewer

"What an excellent, exciting, gripping, spellbinding first book for this series." --Amazon Reviewer

"Sweeping fantasy with deeply human characters" --Amazon Reviewer

Ready to find out for yourself? Dive in and see why thousands of readers have joined the adventure, drama, and intrigue of this romantic epic fantasy series...

 

 

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Forgiven

by Geoff Lawson


1899... Rachel is young, charming and troubled - brought down by rumour and innuendo, she is a social outcast; then she meets Richard and things change for the better, although potential problems still abound. Her father is a self made man of influence, and she will have to convince him that Richard should be allowed to court her; a difficult task, even if things do go to plan. Richard is athletic and devil-may-care, but things change rapidly after he and Rachel meet. Keen to prove that he is worthy enough to take Rachel's hand, he errs when he enlists to fight in South Africa and leaves her under a cloud. Once there, one sobering experience is followed by another until he is captured by the enemy and sinks into despair. Meanwhile, still waiting at home, Rachel's safety is imperiled by an errant brother and drastic measures are required by her father to get her back...
That is all I will tell you. If you want to know more, you'll have to read Forgiven to find out how it ends.

When Lawson does deep and meaningful, you do understand! Jean Hendy-Harris (author)

A story so good I didn't want it to end, so I read it twice. Diana Devine

This could be one of the best books I've ever read; don't change a thing. George Flutey

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Shade

by Marilyn Peake


Finalist Award in the 2015 National Indie Excellence Book Awards, Young Adult Fiction Category.

Thanks to her offbeat mother, Shade’s full name is Galactic Shade Griffin. Having a name like that while being the new girl in school is pretty much catnip for bullies. The summer before Shade’s junior year of high school, her mother breaks up with yet another boyfriend and moves them once again to a new town.

This time, they move into a dilapidated old house where Shade has an entire attic bedroom to herself—at least until she discovers it’s haunted by the ghost of a teenaged boy named Brandon Yates. When Shade’s best friend goes missing, her life becomes even more complicated. With the help of Brandon who’s struggling with his own issues in the world beyond, Shade faces the question of whether or not she has what it takes to become a true hero.

Although this novel deals with a number of serious issues—drug and alcohol abuse, cutting, and disturbing world events—it's primarily a novel about a teenaged girl finding out who she really is and that she's capable of so much more than she ever thought possible.

SHADE is a YA Paranormal Mystery novel.

From Aditi Saha, Goodreads Reviewer: "All-in-all, [SHADE]'s a very entertaining book, not a single dull moment. Hats off to the author for writing such an amazingly cool teenage mystery novel with a paranormal twist."

From Lucinda Fountain, Goodreads Reviewer: "As beautiful as the eye-catching cover 'Shade' is a sensational, awesome story of unforgettable premise and remarkable depth of mind-blowing epicness! Fans of YA fiction will be dazzled by this debut."

From Rachel Dove, Amazon Author and Reviewer: "This book is enthralling, very easy to read and relate to, and discusses issues without patronising the reader. Brilliant, another gem in Marilyn's crown."

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Androcide (Intel 1 Book 5)

by Erec Stebbins


ALL MEN MUST DIE. "Integrating police procedural, Holmesian puzzle-solving, bio-thriller, and political commentary, Androcide's style and substance will prove irresistible for readers." -The BookLife Prize

Detectives link gruesome murders to the Eunuch Maker, a serial killer targeting men. The stakes soon escalate to global proportions."An unusual combination of international espionage and murder mystery...powerful, high-octane, engrossingly unpredictable...very highly recommended" -D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

"Riveting, relentlessly paced" -Internet Review of Books
"Chilling addition to his INTEL 1 series, fascinating and magnetic" -Tome Tender
"Diverse, well-developed characters and an intricate, engaging story" -RT Reviews

 

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Heart of the Nebula

by Joe Vasicek


They lost the war, but the peace is still within their grasp.

Five years have passed since the Hameji conquered James McCoy's homeworld, all but enslaving his people. Now, the occupation threatens to destroy them.

Deep in the heart of the Good Hope Nebula, there is a place where they can start over. But it will take a strong leader to get them there, and the temptation to trade freedom for security has never been greater. Even if they manage to escape from the Hameji, the greatest threat to their future may come from within.

James once gave everything to save the ones he loved. This time, his sacrifice could make him a legend.

This book is rated T! according to the AO3 content rating system.

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Carnelian (The Chalcedony Chronicles Book 1)

by B. Kristin McMichael


Everyone has a past, but for most it isn’t so far in the past as Seth Sangre. His past is literally from thousands of years ago. Seth’s past led him to the present seeking something that might help him save his country from destruction. He has been in the present for over three years now, and he just found exactly what he has been looking for. Mari had dreams of college being a fresh start, one where she would start over and not fall for the good looking player like high school. Unfortunately for her, that’s exactly what ends up falling into her lap on the first day she moves into the dorms. Now she has to hold to her promise to herself not fall for the handsome Seth Sangre. But he doesn’t plan to make it easy for her. Seth has already marked her as his next conquest.


As the semester progresses, Mari learns that Seth might just have a past of his own that’s literally in the past. Suddenly, Mari finds her future along with her past put into question. She’s connected to Seth far more than she ever wanted to be, and maybe he isn’t the player who she thought he was. If Mari can trust her heart enough to follow him, Seth will lead Mari on an adventure of a lifetime-and reveal family secrets she never knew existed.

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All the Tomorrows

by Nillu Nasser

 

Sometimes we can’t escape the webs we are born into. Sometimes we are the architects of our own fall.

WINNER: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award - Summer 2018 - Best Women's Fiction

Midwest Book Reviews says, "Replete with hard lessons, determined dreams, and illusions and realities surrounding love and relationships, All the Tomorrows is a gripping saga set under the sweltering heat of not just India, but hearts on fire."

Akash Choudry wants a love for all time, not an arranged marriage. Still, under the weight of parental hopes, he agrees to one. He and Jaya marry in a cloud of colour and spice in Bombay. Their marriage has barely begun when Akash embarks on an affair.

Jaya can’t contemplate sharing her husband with another woman, or looking past his indiscretions as her mother suggests. Cornered by sexual politics, she takes her fate into her own hands in the form of a lit match.

Nothing endures fire. As shards of their past threaten their future, will Jaya ever bloom into the woman she can be, and will redemption be within Akash’s reach?

Romuald Dzemo, Readers' Favorite Book Reviews (5 Stars), says, "All the Tomorrows by Nillu Nasser is a gripping tale of love and betrayal... The story is compelling and original, and it immediately transports the reader into the heart of a culture, a setting that reflects the thrills and perils of Bombay, capturing powerful images of the place in vivid clarity, from the dust of the overcrowded streets to the morality of Bombay. The characters are memorable, well-developed, and deeply explored. The conflict is strong and the reader is captivated as it escalates into a crisis point. All the Tomorrows is a wonderful read and the humanity that is injected into the writing will greatly appeal to readers. Nillu Nasser is a gifted and a great entertainer. This novel is balanced and utterly engrossing."

Evolved Publishing presents a raw glimpse inside one couple's struggles to deal with cultural traditions, and to reconcile those expectations with their own desires. [DRM-Free]

More Great Literary and Women's Fiction from Evolved Publishing:

  • Yours to Keep or Throw Aside by E.D. Martin
  • White Chalk by P.K. Tyler
  • Cassia by Lanette Kauten
  • The Daughter of the Sea and the Sky by David Litwack
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Ravaged: A Billionaire Auction Romance (His For A Week Book 2)

by Em Brown


Ben:

Should she be scared of what I'm about to do to her? 

YES.

I've been patient with her. Now it's my turn to take the pleasure I paid for when I bought her. 

I'm not going to just use her. I'm going to ravage her.

Billionaire Benjamin Lee is getting closer to the true reason undercover journalist Kimani Taylor participated in the Scarlet Auction. How much longer can she continue her charade before his wicked seduction gets the better of her?

For a sizzling hot romance with a smart, defiant heroine and a billionaire who can dominate her in all the right ways, download HIS FOR A WEEK: RAVAGED to fire up your darkest fantasies today!

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The Celebration House Trilogy

by Annette Drake


All three volumes of The Celebration House Trilogy now available!

Building Celebration House: Carrie Hansen is determined to realize her dream of restoring an antebellum mansion and opening it to the public as an event venue - a place for people to celebrate the best days of their lives. Now if only she can convince the ghosts who inhabit the house to stop scaring away her paying guests.

Stay at Celebration House: Beth Kozera promised her best friend she would stay and manage Celebration House, a restored antebellum mansion in rural Missouri, in Carrie's absence. But can every promise be kept?

The trilogy concludes with Return to Celebration House: Melanie Hansen loved her baby sister, Carrie. After her death, Melanie agrees to return to the antebellum mansion that Carrie so lovingly restored and find a buyer for the house. Just two small problems: a cranky albeit handsome historian, and the place is haunted.

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Royal Blood: (Royal Blood 1)

by Amity Cross


"There was no black and white in my world. It was black or blacker. And I was the blackest of them all."

Xavier "X" Blood only remembers the last few years of his life.
Trained as an emotionless and deadly assassin, he goes through each day crossing out names on a never-ending list, not once asking why they deserve what he delivers. Death.
Then one day, his programming starts to unravel and it's all because of her.

Mercy Reid has a secret. A big one. The kind that will get her killed if it gets out.
Looking to get lost, she runs from one hopeless situation and falls into the clutches of a monster. A monster that was programmed by the worst of the worst to kill without remorse. A man who is looking for her.

When X is given his latest target, things become muddy. He knows his mark is right in front of his eyes, but he doesn't want to acknowledge it. He's literally losing his mind after all.
Will he defy his programming and save the woman who has made him feel again?
Or will he pull the trigger?

From International Bestselling author, Amity Cross, comes Royal Blood, the first full length novel in the thrilling Romantic Suspense series of the same name.

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Sam's Song: A Sam Smith Mystery (The Sam Smith Mystery Series Book 1)

by Hannah Howe


An audio book of Sam's Song, narrated by Suzan Lynn Lorraine, is now available from Amazon, Audible and iTunes.

Love Hurts. For Derwena de Caro, songstress, female icon, teenage dream, success brought drugs, alcohol and a philandering boyfriend. It also brought wealth, fame and a stalker, or so she claimed. And that’s where I came in, to investigate the identity of the stalker, little realising that the trail would lead to murder and a scandal that would make the newspaper headlines for months on end.

Love Hurts. For me, Samantha Smith, Enquiry Agent, love arrived at the end of a fist. First, I had to contend with an alcoholic mother, who took her frustrations out on me throughout my childhood, then my husband, Dan, who regarded domestic violence as an integral part of marriage. But I survived. I obtained a divorce, kept my sense of humour and retained an air of optimism. I established my business and gained the respect of my peers. However, I was not prepared for Dan when he re-entered my life, or for the affection showered on me by Dr Alan Storey, a compassionate and rather handsome psychologist.

Sam’s Song. This is the story of a week that changed my life forever.
 

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Qualify (The Atlantis Grail Book 1)

by Vera Nazarian


You have two options. You die, or you Qualify.

The year is 2047. An extinction-level asteroid is hurtling toward Earth, and the descendants of ancient Atlantis have returned from the stars in their silver ships to offer humanity help.

But there’s a catch.

They can only take a tiny percent of the Earth’s population back to the colony planet Atlantis. And in order to be chosen, you must be a teen, you must be bright, talented, and athletic, and you must Qualify.

Sixteen-year-old Gwenevere Lark is determined not only to Qualify but to rescue her entire family.

Because there’s a loophole.

If you are good enough to Qualify, you are eligible to compete in the brutal games of the Atlantis Grail, which grants all winners the laurels, high tech luxuries, and full privileges of Atlantis Citizenship. And if you are in the Top Ten, then all your wildest wishes are granted… Such as curing your mother’s cancer.

There is only one problem.

Gwen Lark is known as a klutz and a nerd. While she’s a hotshot in classics, history, science, and languages, the closest she’s come to sports is a backyard pool and a skateboard.

This time she is in over her head, and in for a fight of her life, against impossible odds and world-class competition—including Logan Sangre, the most amazing guy in her school, the one she’s been crushing on, and who doesn’t seem to know she exists.

Because every other teen on Earth has the same idea.

You Qualify or you die.

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The Kimberley Secret

by Gabriel Farago

When celebrated war correspondent Jack Rogan receives a phone call during a bloody battle in Afghanistan, he knows something is wrong; his father is dying. With his last breath, Rogan’s father makes a disturbing revelation that rocks his son to the core and leaves him pondering who he really is, and where he came from.  With his world turned upside down, Rogan soon finds himself irresistibly drawn into a desperate search to find his true identity, and turns to an old friend for help.

On a dangerous journey of discovery that takes him around the globe and the remote wilderness of outback Australia, Rogan follows clues hidden in unexpected places to uncover the truth. Will Rogan succeed? Will the truth – if and when he finally finds it – crush him, or will lifting the curtain of uncertainty and doubt be liberating, and finally bring peace by showing him who he really is?

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Ribbons of Death (Peacetaker Series Book 1)

by Edita A. Petrick


A career soldier who survived a deadly riot in Cairo, and a reclusive mythology expert from Montana, race against time to find the product of legends that’s cutting a bloody path across the continent.

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One snowy evening, a stranger with a horribly scarred face stomps on the porch of Stella Hunter’s house, holding her latest book of myths and legends. He points to the bloody fingerprints of the book’s now deceased owner, marking a passage of the Peacetaker myth. When she asks how he came by the book, he tells her he took the controversial book from the lifeless hand of a traffic fatality in Cairo. And suddenly, Stella could swear that somewhere a clock started ticking down to doomsday. After all, the fate of humanity depends on whether she was right or wrong when she wrote her infamous book.

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Wanderlost: Shots of Literary Tequila for the Restless Soul

by Simon Williams

When in Rome do as the Romans do... nah, bugger that for a joke.

From being trapped in a plane with broken landing gear high above the Grand Canyon, to facing arrest in Hong Kong for holding up traffic in a bathrobe, to being accosted by three aggressive locals entering a men's washroom in New Delhi Airport, what else can go wrong on a trip?

These are one man's enthralling stories of wandering our planet that the Travel Channel doesn't want you to know. Simon explains exactly what not to do when you find yourself in a hairy situation.

Nobody travels like this anymore. Maybe for good reason. Simon Williams doesn't go looking for trouble in life, but when he finds it he never keeps his sarcastic mouth shut.

Travelling - it leaves you speechless then turns you into story tellers. Ibn Battuta

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Servant of the Crown (Heir to the Crown Book 1)

by Paul J Bennett


An old warrior, too stubborn to die.

A royal heir, hidden at birth.

Can they save a realm on the brink of war? 



Tragedy tears Gerald's world apart and only his unwavering loyalty to the Baron of Bodden saves him. After serving as a soldier for years, a single act of self-sacrifice thrusts his future into the world of politics. Cut off from all he knows, he becomes no more than a pawn to those in command. 

Banished with little more than the clothes on his back, he seeks a new purpose, for what is a warrior who has nothing left to fight for?

A fateful meeting with another lost soul unmasks a shocking secret, compelling him to take up the mantle of guardian. Bandits, the Black Hand, and even the king, he battles them all for the future of the realm.

Memories of the past, secrets that shape the future; his adventure is only the beginning.

Servant of the Crown is the first book in the epic Heir to the Crown fantasy series. If you like gripping fight scenes, compelling characters, and a captivating story then you will love Paul J Bennett's tale of a warrior who refuses to retreat.

Pick up your copy of Servant of the Crown, and discover the realm of Merceria today!


Other books in the series:
Sword of the Crown
Mercerian Tales: Stories of the Past
Heart of the Crown

Coming soon:
Shadow of the Crown (Winter 2018)
Fate of the Crown (Summer 2019)
Burden of the Crown (Autumn 2019)
Bearer of the Crown (Winter 2019)

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Mark of the Loon (Gen Delacourt Mystery Book 1)

by Molly Greene

Madison Boone is keen to buy a fabulous stone cottage in the country and she nixes her budding relationship with Coleman Welles to do it. But once the renovation begins, the property’s long-buried secret threatens to derail her dream. Can her friends help solve the mystery?

Want to know more? ...
What happens when a single workaholic falls in love with an old stone cottage in Northern California? In Mark of the Loon, Madison renovates and sells property in addition to her busy real estate sales career. Her work-centric lifestyle leaves little time for anything beyond business and her three wise, hilarious friends. When Madison buys the Blackburne’s former house, a series of mysterious events both endanger her and lead her to love – and a permanent home. Mark of the Loon is the skillful combination of history, mystery, and romance in a novel that explores choices, taking risks, dealing with loss, deep, satisfying, unconditional friendships – and introduces Genevieve Delacourt as an impressive amateur sleuth!

What people are saying:
Molly Greene's stunning debut novel, Mark of the Loon, is a glorious read, with brilliant descriptions and pitch-perfect characterization. I loved spending time with the four smart, wise, fun-loving women at the center of this novel. As I read, their gorgeously developed friendship made me wish I could climb into their world and join them. With Mark of the Loon, Molly Greene has established herself as a remarkable new voice in contemporary fiction. ~ Terri Giuliano Long, Author of the bestselling novel, In Leah's Wake

Reviewer Aya Walksfar says: “From the time that Mallory Blackburne hears “the thunderous boom of metal striking wood…” this mystery captures the reader. Romance and mystery without the need for graphic sex or graphic violence; just a great read!”

Reviewer Lisa Mack says, “...a mystery that doesn't devolve around murder, peopled by smart women who are figuring out things for themselves, who have personal issues that don't center on whether they're overweight or pretty or...whatever. The main characters are all fleshed out and real, with real people problems. And well edited to boot!”

Reviewer Susan Goldin says, “Molly Greene has a gift which spins a tale that keeps you in the dark until the dawn slowly rises and reveals a landscape of unexpected proportions. Ms. Greene is very good at defining characters via their actions and dialogue. The dialogue is so well crafted the reader feels they are sitting in an armchair or at the table with those in discussion instead of reading words on a page.”

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Never: (Prequel to The Amber Isle)

by Ashley Capes


Adventure? Check. Magic? Check. Sarcasm? You bet.

The rogue Never is sure he has hunted down every relic and every clue possible on his quest to finally lift the curse on his blood and hopefully learn his true name. However, convincing the wealthy Lord Firmita to part with a map to the sunken city proves to be far more dangerous than he first imagined.

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