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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

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18 comments:

lornapeel.com said...

Rachel Harris was abandoned as a baby on the steps of a church-run children’s home in England and later adopted. Who was her birth mother and what were the circumstances which led her to give up her baby?

Searching for someone who doesn't want to be found seems a hopeless task until Rachel meets Matthew, a Church of England clergyman.

Then the anonymous and increasingly frightening attempts to end their relationship begin. Are these actions connected to the mysterious events surrounding Rachel's birth?

The Image of Her by Lorna Peel

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Claire Gem said...

From A TAMING SEASON - on KindleCountdown for 2.99 NOW!

Manhattan domestic violence counselor Zoe Anderson is going on the most important vacation of her life.

Before she can move on, help other women, Zoe needs to heal herself. She sets out for picturesque Lake George to claim the treasured family cottage she recently inherited. The place where she found happiness—before. Reboot, restore to an earlier time.

What she finds is a rundown shack.

The neighboring resort mogul, Jason Rolland, whisks in to her rescue, insisting Zoe stay at his upscale Lakeview Lodge. The wealthy, handsome, star of his own radio show, Jason's Lair, he's a terminal bachelor. But Jason figures he might use the gifts God gave him to convince the sexy redheaded stranger to give up the crumbling eye-sore next door. A challenge he’s definitely up for. He’s been trying to buy the cabin—and demolish it—for years: the last reminder of his own tragic, childhood memories.

Zoe can’t deny her attraction to the tall, dark-haired Jason with his pool-water blue eyes. Definitely fling material—if she can just get past those flashbacks from the night everything changed. And the knowledge that when it comes to happy-ever-after, you usually don’t get a second chance. Hardly possible with the Tiger of Jason’s Lair.

What Jason doesn’t figure on is Zoe’s charms melting his emotional armor. But with his reputation, can he ever win her heart? Can a tiger really change his stripes? Or will their pasts come back to bite them both?

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A Taming Season
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CJ Matthew said...


TOXIC TIDE
Dolphin Shore Shifters book 5

She’s on a mission…and it’s personal.
When Heather O’Donnell’s younger sister is murdered, and homicide detectives fail to uncover a suspect, she abandons competitive swimming and moves to New Jersey. She stakes out her sister’s former employer, a mob-run waste disposal company. But it’s the sudden appearance of another investigator, a ruggedly handsome man, that sets off all her alarms—and more than a few pheromones. Before she’ll act on the attraction, Heather needs to unravel his true connection to her sister’s case.

It’s his last chance to redeem himself…no personal distractions allowed.
After three disastrous missions in a row, SBW shifter and field ops agent Grus Garret returns to New Jersey determined to solve the murder of Lorelei, a shifter gunned down with her whistle-blower. Grus’s gut tells him the mob boss is responsible for both deaths. But after a shocking encounter with the beautiful stranger, Grus questions his gut. Especially when it urges him to grab the human woman and hold on forever.

When the mob boss decides it’s personal and sends his hit man to eliminate Heather and Grus, they’ll need to use their unique connection to save each other.
HTTP://WWW.CJMATTHEW.COM

P.J. MacLayne said...

Harmony Duprie enjoyed her well-ordered life in the quiet little town of Oak Grove—until her arrest for drug trafficking. Cleared of all charges, she wants nothing more than to return to the uneventful lifestyle of a historical researcher she once savored.

But when her beloved old car “George” is stolen and explodes into a ball of flames, it sets off a series of events that throws her plans into turmoil. Toss in a police detective that may or may not be interested in her, an attractive but mysterious stranger on her trail, and an ex-boyfriend doing time, and Harmony’s life freefalls into a downward spiral of chaos.

Now she has to use her research skills to figure out who is behind the sinister incidents plaguing her, and why. And she better take it seriously, like her life depends upon finding the right answers.

Because it might.

The Marquesa's Necklace by P.J. MacLayne

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LF11HB4

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-marquesas-necklace-pj-maclayne/1119886265

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id894246916

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/the-marquesa-s-necklace

M. S. Spencer said...

Waiting out the rain in a pub, Milo Everhart is captivated by the handsome man next to her. Blocking the road to romance are two mysterious corpses who turn up in the tower of her Torpedo Factory Art Center. As if that weren't enough, a second crisis erupts—a proposal to gut her beloved art center.

Tristram Brodie, hard-driving lawyer and former Marine, is focused on his plan to convert the Torpedo Factory into a box store. He is drawn to Milo, but their mutual attraction will be frustrated by both the murders and his intentions. As they edge closer to love, they must find a way to overcome not only their differences but also the still-fresh memory of her late husband.

Artful Dodging: the Torpedo Factory Murders by M. S. Spencer
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Anne Stenhouse said...

Anne Stenhouse Daisy's Dilemma
Lady Daisy should be ecstatic when her brother, the earl, allows Mr. John Brent to propose. She’s been plotting their marriage for two years. However, she is surprised to find herself underwhelmed and blames their distant cousin, Reuben, for unsettling her.
Reuben Longreach wonders whether the earl understands the first thing about Daisy’s nature and her need for a life with more drama than the Season allows. It’s abundantly clear to him that Daisy and John are not suited, but the minx accepts his proposal nonetheless.
Will Reuben be able to thwart the forces surrounding Daisy before she is irretrievably tied to John? Will Daisy find the maturity to recognise her dilemma may be of her own making before it’s too late?
Amazon UK http://goo.gl/iMFFVu Amazon US http://goo.gl/K40ptD

Anne Stenhouse said...

Anne Stenhouse Daisy's Dilemma
Lady Daisy should be ecstatic when her brother, the earl, allows Mr. John Brent to propose. She’s been plotting their marriage for two years. However, she is surprised to find herself underwhelmed and blames their distant cousin, Reuben, for unsettling her.
Reuben Longreach wonders whether the earl understands the first thing about Daisy’s nature and her need for a life with more drama than the Season allows. It’s abundantly clear to him that Daisy and John are not suited, but the minx accepts his proposal nonetheless.
Will Reuben be able to thwart the forces surrounding Daisy before she is irretrievably tied to John? Will Daisy find the maturity to recognise her dilemma may be of her own making before it’s too late?
Amazon UK http://goo.gl/iMFFVu Amazon US http://goo.gl/K40ptD

kwestrope said...

Brother's Keeper
Not long after the death of her parents, Lisa has just graduated college and is taking on the care of her developmentally delayed older brother, Paul. They move to their family cabin in a little mountain community, where challenges and changes await them both. Lisa is not sure whether to accept the advances of the local minister, who is fast becoming Paul's best friend. Lisa's two best friends from college come to visit, and trouble ensues when unsaved Rhiann tries to romance both Paul and the young minister. Friendships are threatened, and relationships falter. Will their faith in God and in each other be enough to restore harmony and happiness?

https://www.amazon.com/Brothers-Keeper-Kimberly-Westrope/dp/1490325220/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1469026725&sr=8-1&keywords=Kimberly+Westrope

J. Rose Allister said...

Loving Lorayna could cost him his sacred power...

Dominus, god of the sabbat, should never have had to spend half the year nurturing the latest light bearer himself. Now, months of visiting Lorayna in secret, present only as a whisper, has sparked a yearning inside of him that he cannot shake.

Lorayna is drawn to a presence she’s unable to resist. When she discovers her “holiday spirit” is in fact a mouthwateringly sexy god, she’s ready for whatever sabbat ritual he chooses. To her disappointment, his intentions are strictly hands-off.

When something goes wrong, however, Dominus is forced to break the rules and give into his urges before the Yule power consumes her. The ripples of their passion will alter many sabbat unions to come—and Dominus must defy his father, Herne, to follow his desires and prove to Lorayna that she was not merely another light bearer.

https://www.amazon.com/Dominus-Yule-Sons-Herne-Book-ebook/dp/B017MGIV3M
https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-dominusgodofyule-2061247-340.html
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1127863232
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dominus-j-rose-allister/1124015731

Barbara Brett said...

She’s the most beautiful and ruthless CEO in the nation. He’s the most dangerous corporate raider in the world. Neither has ever lost a battle in the boardroom—or the bedroom. Now they’re warring for America’s biggest publishing prize.

It’s the glitzy1980s. Fortunes are being made and lost—and made again. Wall Street is on a roll. One after another, corporations are being gobbled up by rapacious raiders. And now Sizzle, the most glamorous and profitable magazine in the world is up for grabs. British media mogul and corporate raider Harrison Kendricks has set his sights on this publishing plum, in which the reputations of the rich, the famous, and the beautiful can be built or destroyed with a paragraph or a photograph. He has never before lost a hostile takeover. But then he has never before been in competition with Marietta Wylford, the brilliant and beautiful CEO of Wylford Enterprises. She needs only Sizzle to crown the business empire she has built with nothing but her own genius and ambition, and she is determined to let no one stand in her way. Not even the mysterious and dangerous Harrison Kendricks....

SIZZLE Where the boardroom meets the bedroom by Barbara Brett

http://www.amazon.com/Sizzle-Where-Boardroom-Meets-Bedroom-ebook/dp/B01DL6F1E4/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1460124005&sr=8-1
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sizzle-barbara-brett/1123604122?ean=9780989917339
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/sizzle-where-boardroom-meets/id1098961262?mt=11
https://store.kobobooks.com/search?Query=Sizzle+%28Barbara+Brett%29
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/626180
http:www.brettbooks.com

Margaret Carter said...

EMBRACING DARKNESS, by Margaret L. Carter:

When Linnet Carroll tries to track down Nola Grant, the strange woman responsible for the death of her niece, she clashes with Maxwell Tremayne, whose younger brother was her niece's boyfriend. Regardless of Max's best efforts, Linnet refuses to let him pursue the quest alone. By the time she discovers both he and Nola are vampires, it's too late to back out. Especially since Linnett has become fascinated by his inhuman allure.

Max knew he never should have touched her, kissed her, tasted her. It was foolish--dangerous--for a vampire, a member of a superior species, to get involved with a human, let alone a flesh-and-blood spitfire of a woman with curves like Linnet's. He had to remember that it was tragedy that had brought them together on this dangerous quest to catch a cold-blooded killer. Even if they survived this struggle unscathed, imagining that they could share anything more than a fleeting affair was as ridiculous as...imagining that he could live another hundred years without her.

Embracing Darkness

Explore love among the monsters at Carter's Crypt: Carter's Crypt

Fiona McGier said...

Can a sexy Hispanic action movie star find himself in the BWCA of upper Minnesota? Will the local woman he grows to love believe someone who "lies for a living?"

For the Love of His Life, by Fiona McGier

https://www.amazon.com/Love-His-Life-Fiona-McGier-ebook/dp/B00CMHMGXI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1469038600&sr=8-1&keywords=for+the+love+of+his+life+by+fiona+mcgier#nav-subnav

http://www.fionamcgier.com/loveofhislife.html

Laurel Richards said...

THE SAND CASTLE CALAMITY by Laurel Richards (@Laurel_R_books)

Cassie and Mitch are newly engaged, and it’s time to meet the in-laws. When environmentalist Herb Flores turns up dead beneath a sand castle, though, they have to balance investigative work with family obligations. With suspects like a board president, a female bodybuilder, and the Chief of Police, identifying Herb’s killer is a risky business. Throw in their families, a high-maintenance cat, and sand sculptures, and the town of Fatmire, Florida, just got more interesting.

Humor, mystery, and romance collide in the Cassie Wynn Mystery series.

Website: http://www.author-laurelrichards.com

Buy Link for The Sand Castle Calamity: https://www.amazon.com/Sand-Castle-Calamity-Cassie-Mystery-ebook/dp/B01HU8ITSE/

CONSTANCE WALKER said...

"There, Miss, that be Ganymede House in the distance," says the driver of her carriage as newly impoverished Sarah Scott gets her first glimpse of the magnificent house in Yorkshire, England, where she will live as tutor for the two children of widower Oliver Grayson. But, unknown to the young woman, she is about to venture into a bleak home where the children are silent, the master morose, the servants suspicious and the family history forbidding.

And, as she begins to take on the responsibility for the children’s education, Sarah finds herself caught up in the hostile spirit that permeates Ganymede--the portrait of Oliver's wife, Rosamunda, that is locked away in an unused bedroom; the mysterious scent of roses in rooms where no one has entered; the mystery surrounding Rosamunda's death and the banishment of the mother's imprint on the children and the manor. Slowly Sarah comes to realize that evil inhabits the house and that she no longer is an outsider to the family--what stalks and touches Ganymede now touches her.

Buy link: http://www.amazon.com/Roses-Ganymede-House-Constance-Walker-ebook/dp/B01CH1KSL0/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1457053716&sr=1-2&keywords=LOST+ROSES+OF+GANYMEDE+HOUSE

Christie Adams said...

PASSION'S LAST PROMISE by Christie Adams
Book 4 in the Club Aegis series

Hers to protect…his to serve…

When a failed kidnap attempt leads to CEO Dr. Simon Northwood acquiring a bodyguard, he isn’t prepared for close protection specialist Ros Edwards, a former captain in the Royal Military Police. Experienced submissive though he is, having a woman stand between him and any further threat is completely untenable.

Assigned to protect the genius behind a project of national importance, Ros unexpectedly encounters the most delicious man she’s met in a long time. As a Domme, she’d love to play with him, but even if he weren’t in need of her professional skills, there’s no way he’s submissive.

A determined man. A stubborn woman. When passion flirts with danger, the last promise is the toughest one of all…

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Helen Henderson said...

** NEW RELEASE ** Hatchling's Vengeance - Vengeance has two paths—and has a long memory.

The cult leader, the Parant, means to have his. No matter how long it takes or how many innocents die, he will kill all dragon shifters. For the last two unattached dragon shifters, their only weapons to save their kind are their swords—and love. Sometimes not even dragon fire and talons are enough to overcome the mind control wielded by the one called—the Parant.

For those who the Parant commands, will vengeance yield to love and provide a path to redemption? Or will retribution decree the punishment for past acts be death?

Dragon shifter and follower alike stand on the knife’s edge with happiness and loss fighting to control the balance.

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Available at www.amazon.com/dp/B01H9968QO

For excerpts, complete distribution list, or a free read of the first chapter of Hatchling's Vengeance and the other books in the Dragshi Chronicles, go to helenhenderson-author.blogspot.com and click on the cover.

Kim McMahill said...

When researcher Grace Talbot and her team discover a possible solution for weight loss they become targets of a group dedicated to controlling the multi-billion dollar a year diet-product industry. Her unsanctioned testing methods bring tragedy to the family ranch, and the attention of the local sheriff’s deputy. With her colleagues either dead, missing, or on the run she soon realizes she must trust the deputy with her life, but can she trust him with her heart?

Find A Dose of Danger by Kim McMahill on Amazon Here

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Iris B said...

NEW BEGINNINGS

The chance to start life all over with the help of a stranger.

Twenty-two-year-old Sophie Levesque has been guardian to her eight-year-old sister Mia since their mother's death a few years ago, and it hasn't been easy. Luck comes their way when they inherit a small house in Hobart. Problem is, though, they don't know and have never heard of Clara Bellinger, the testator. Settling into their new life, Sophie is still afraid it's all a mistake.

Mark O'Connor, attorney in Hobart and the bearer of the good news for Sophie and Mia, curses himself for the lack of information about the testator. However, researching the questions gives him an opportunity to see Sophie again, and the more time he spends with the two, the more he realises that his life is missing something. And it's not his casual lover Linda.

But then there's Zach, Sophie's sexy neighbour from across the road... and a very good friend of Clara's.

https://www.amazon.com/New-Beginnings-1-Iris-Blobel-ebook/dp/B01IL8N6ZS

Thank you :-)