A dead body isn’t the best way to start a semester or a romance.
Sheridan Hendley is a professor and psychologist, not a sleuth. When her colleague is murdered and her good friend becomes the prime suspect, her curiosity and logical mind have her putting pieces together. It also becomes apparent that Sheridan is attracted to the handsome Detective. As Sheridan tries to connect all the people in Adam’s life, she finds that many women have a motive for Adam’s murder. When Sheridan’s tires are slashed and then she is assaulted, it’s clear someone is afraid she’s getting too close.
Lexie’s days are numbered. She’s been accused of killing her cousin, Mirabelle, High Chair of the British Isles and all Circumferential Domains Pertaining to the Mackenzie Coven. Even her feline companion, Luna, believes she’s turned into a killer. Now Lexie has been exiled to an enchanted forest and all her memories are filled with gaps. So is everyone else’s. How can she prove her innocence if she can’t remember anything?
Humorous Paranormal Cozy Mystery with a Witch in training, her chatty feline companion… and a fairy named Rebel.
“This is Safe Haven. We offer food, shelter, and protection to all survivors. Does anyone copy? …hello? Is anyone alive out there?”
“The end of the world has given us a harsh, merciless existence, where nature tries hard to push humanity to the very brink of extinction. Everything is against us, between us. Untold miles of lawless, apocalyptic roads wait for our feet, and the future, cold and dark, offers little comfort. Without change, there can be no peace. Only survivors.”
Fated to lead New America, seven gifted people survive an apocalypse only to find themselves on a cross-country quest through horrors that will shake the very core of who they believed they were. These long-denied protectors of humanity are destined to rebuild their country, if they can stay alive long enough to find each other.
What does this series have that makes it so great?
Set along the lines of The Stand and The Postman, this is a chilling vision of the collapse of society, and the painful rebirth of a nation by those who survived it.
This way, please…
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“I found this ebook for free a long time ago & fell in love with it right away. I love how the descriptions about the places, people, & things they are doing & going through. Reading this shtf book got me thinking a lot about survival. I’ve even gotten my Ham Radio License bc it’s showed me how much I wasn’t prepared if something like this were to ever happen. It’s an amazing series & I look forward to each new book when it comes out.”–Robin Akers
“I took one look at the cover and thought Life After War would be an interesting military fiction series. The first book free hooked me. Nothing like finding a diamond in a sea of a million books to read.” -Crystal Kirby
“Never before have I read an armageddon novel so full of the evil man will likely perpetrate in this scenario, and still so full of light and hope for the future. I have not been able to stop reading it!” -David Orr
Need to Know Information
Length: 880 pages
Next in series: Adrian’s Eagles
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Related to series: Alexa’s Travels, Marc and Dog
She was a brilliant young scientist with information locked in her head that could overturn the powers that be. He was an aristocrat from a foreign land whose heart had grown cold from years of meeting women with an agenda.
Their love would take time to form, but would one day burn brighter than a thousand stars. But after the flames of infatuation burned out, what would pull a rocket scientist and an oil baron together?
Private eye Nick Beasley lives in a world where fairy tales ended a long time ago – where zeppelins now soar the skies instead of dragons, and where the first automobiles have taken the place of flying carpets. He’s made a name for himself across the Afterlands by debunking fake magicians and exposing fraudulent monsters. This is the modern age, after all. Magic and monsters are long gone.
At least, that’s what Nick believes. Until he gets magically transformed into a monster, that is.
The only person who may be able to help Nick is Lady Cordelia Beaumont, one of the last enchantresses in the Afterlands. But in order for her to cure him, they’ll have to retrieve a powerful artifact from a ruthless crime lord – who is also Cordelia’s father.
The fate of the Afterlands lies in the hands of a runaway enchantress and a monstrous ex-detective. What could possibly go wrong?
Perfect for fans of Doctor Who, Once Upon A Time, or The Dresden Files, the Beaumont and Beasley series features high adventure in a world where fairy tales are history.
Just another killing in a country where murder is a national pastime . . .
Wealth insulates Michael Lane and his family from South Africa’s violent crime epidemic until trouble comes from within the high walls of their Cape Town mansion one night when his teenage son commits an act of unspeakable savagery. Lane, joining his wife in a desperate lie to protect their boy–a lie involving the sacrifice of an innocent–encounters no opposition from cops and courts burdened by chaos and corruption, but he sets in motion a bloody train of revenge and retribution that threatens to destroy him and everything he loves.
Praise for Sacrifices
“Smith is the crime genre’s greatest tragedian and Sacrifices might just be his masterpiece. The downfall of these characters is especially Shakespearean.” Spinetingler Magazine
“Perceptive, bloody and gut-wrenching. Another brilliantly crafted piece of noir from Smith.” CrimeFictionLover.com
“Brilliant writing. A fascinating, very sophisticated and very dark story.” Radio 702
“Violent and brilliant! It’s Crime and Punishment in South Africa.” Le Monde (France)
“A frightening thriller. Machiavellian until the very last line.” Le Figaro (France)
“A whirlwind of death and vengeance.” Advantages (France)
“A mercilessly moralimageof South African society. Purgatory with sea views. This thriller bites like a pitbull.” Kölnische Rundschau (Germany)
“One’s own sense ofinjusticeisput to the test. Smith blurs theboundaries betweengood and eviland shatters thestereotypesofrich and poor.” Aachener Zeitung(Germany)
“A thriller that is both brutal and subtle.” Sonntagszeitung (Switzerland) Crime Novel of the Month
“An excellent, violent crime thriller with real depth.” Der Standard (Austria)
“Smith’s a master of suspense,setting the reader on a trip so shocking that you’re afraid to put the book down.” Sunday Times
“Smith writes coolly and with grace about unspeakable horror.” Cape Argus
“In the South Africa of today this is a shockingly credible scenario.” The Citizen
“So satisfying drawn, a tragedy in which we watch,compelled, the destruction of lives that crash amidst deception and guilt.” Cape Times
“Compulsive reading. Smith plots his tale with a master’s hand.” The Gamblers Blog
“Smith’s bleakest, most twisted and very best novel yet.” Dead End Follies
Fel crouched on the deck, her eyes just above the top of the Silence’s railing, watching the pirate ship anchored nearby. She tried to stop trembling.
Fel is the only child who has ever escaped from the Abode, a workhouse for children, hidden from the world inside thick, swirling mists. Fel finds a home with a family of reformed pirates, but the discovery of a magical object from her former life sends her back to the Abode to rescue her friend Molly.
Fel’s reappearance sets in motion an adventure that goes far beyond saving one girl.
A coming-of-age story for anyone 8 or older, The Abode offers readers a complex fantasy complete with pirates, dragons, and the Abode’s children, who discover who and what they really are.
When I walked into that office, I was the underdog. When I walked out for the last time, I had overcome adversity and was glad to go. On The Sauce: A Cautionary Tale of Being Burned by the Pizza Industry is a fearless, sassy memoir of just how far I went to keep my job as an office manager for a popular pizza franchise. Most people complain about long hours and overbearing management, but my story goes farther. I worked for a man who covered up a manager’s embezzlement and manslaughter all while falling in love with him. Constantly breaking both company rules and Federal laws to suit his agenda and being a member of a management love triangle served as the icing on the cake. On The Sauce is my personal narrative from the outside looking in, and my story of survival through an eighteen-month long work-life soap opera.
As the economy improves, businesses of all sizes will once again begin to flourish and the job market will grow. In the meantime, I would like On The Sauce to appeal to employers and employees alike, and prove that no matter what the work situation, anyone can overcome, specifically young women like myself. Beyond that, it can serve as a ‘what not to do’ for employers of all sizes.
There are 100 Carmen Miranda impersonators on board the cruise ship and they’re all moving to the rhythm… Chica chica boom chic. Now there are 99 Carmen Miranda impersonators… and it’s sink or swim for Eve Lloyd.
Eve is on a cruise with her aunt, Mira, and suffering from separation anxiety. However, she’s made up her mind to enjoy the trip and, despite her reservations, she is willing to use anything and everything in her arsenal of personal inducements to ensure she makes the best of this cruise.
But on her first day, she discovers someone has gone overboard. At least, that’s what the captain wants her to believe. Eve has had too many close encounters with killers and suspects foul play. Now she must tread with care because the killer’s choice of weapon leaves no room for negotiation.
While Sleeping With the Fishes is part of A Deadline Cozy Mystery series, it can be read as a stand alone…
Clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language.