The Gamble by Kristen Ashley

The Gamble (Colorado Mountain Series Book 1)


Welcome to New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Ashley’s Colorado Mountain Series, where friends become family and everyone deserves a second chance.
 
Love is the greatest gamble of all . . .
Nina Sheridan desperately needs a timeout vacation. With a fiancé who can’t even remember how she takes her coffee, Nina wants some distance to rethink her engagement. Flying halfway around the world from England to a mountain town in Colorado should do the trick. But when she finds a gorgeous man at her rental cabin, Nina’s cold, lonely adventure suddenly heats up.
The owner of the house, Holden “Max” Maxwell is surprised by the beautiful woman who turns up at his door. But when Nina becomes ill, Max spends days nursing her back to health. A private man with a broken heart, Max finds himself drawn to the strong-willed woman. Soon it becomes impossible for Nina and Max to deny their growing attraction to one another. Yet even as these two wounded souls think about taking a chance on a relationship, a secret from Max’s past emerges-and threatens to end their love for good.
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Dog Collar Crime by Adrienne Giordano

Dog Collar Crime: Misadventures of a Frustrated Mob Princess (A Lucie Rizzo Mystery Book 1)


Out of work and down on her luck, Lucie Rizzo is forced to do the one thing she’s long avoided—come home to her nutty, mob-infested family. A move that brings her back into the tempting arms of Frankie Falcone, the smoldering Italian ex who’s no stranger to living with the mob.

When Lucie parlays her temporary dog-walking gig into a legit career, Frankie becomes her number one supporter. Suddenly, shaking her mob princess reputation doesn’t seem so crazy…until three of her clients are dogjacked.

Despite help from the on-again, off-again Mr. Fix-It in her life, Lucie is thrown into a criminal conspiracy straight out of a gangster movie. One that, if she’s not careful, could leave her sleeping with the fishes.

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Flank Street by A.J. Sendall

Flank Street (The Sydney Quartet Book 1)


Awarded the AIA Seal of Excellence for Outstanding Fiction, and the prestigious B.R.A.G. Medallion, Flank street is an unforgettable novel from “One of the most distinct and exciting new voices in crime writing.”

A woman with a lust for money and danger…
A man with a hunger for risk and adrenaline…
Can they con the Sydney underworld and get away with murder?
Or will they both end up dumped in a dark alley?
No one can be believed. No one can be trusted.

Welcome to King’s Cross…

When Micky DeWitt sails into Sydney, Australia, his only assets are a run down yacht, his wits, and the skills he’s picked up as a dedicated career criminal.
Shiftless, cynical and dishonest, even with himself, Micky takes a job as a barman in Sydney’s seedy red light district of Kings Cross. He’s a chameleon, seeing himself as both master criminal and chilled-out world sailor. He wants a life on Easy Street, is driven by the desire to ‘get away with it,’ and addicted to the adrenaline rush that comes with that life.

Carol Todd is turned on by money and risk-taking. For Carol, there’s no such thing as “enough”. Being an escort to a few wealthy clients is just a means to an end. A couple of underworld connections help, too. But what she needs for her latest con is a fall guy—someone she can use and lose once she’s done with him. And Micky DeWitt looks like the perfect man to fall into her sultry, seductive honey trap.

Playing to Micky’s twisted sense of chivalry, Carol leads him into a hedonistic free-fall. As Micky’s life spins out of control it doesn’t take long to graduate from burglary to arson, then accessory to murder. And no matter which way he moves, someone’s going to get hurt… or die.

“Suspenseful, pithy, unpredictable, and laced with black humour, Flank Street perfectly captures the mood of Sydney’s criminal underworld.”

What readers are saying:
“Bloody bold, and brilliant!”
“The dialogue is short, sharp, and terse, with just the right amount of street talk to make Flank Street a compelling read for fans of hard-boiled crime fiction.”
“This book is a page-turner for anyone who likes noir thrillers/mysteries.”

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LETTERS TO BE READ IN A HEAVILY BRITISH ACCENT by Joel Bresler

LETTERS TO BE READ IN A HEAVILY BRITISH ACCENT


Letters to Be Read in a Heavily British Accent recounts the hilarious (and historically-set) misadventures of Sherwood, a new recruit in H. Majesty’s army; and Penelope, his bit-of-all-right back home. Through their letters the two share incidents and adventures, and discuss their relationship, which looks good on paper, but…
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Christmas in Smithville by Kirsten Fullmer

Christmas in Smithville (Hometown Series Book 4)


Even though Gloria is determined to change her reputation, most of the women in town still think she’s a tramp. Sure, she may have dressed a little flashy and dated pretty much every single guy in town, but that’s the past. Now that she wants to make a fresh start, will Smithville give her a second chance?

Ned has heard all the gossip, but being the Sheriff’s Deputy, he sees all the kind things Gloria does behind the scenes for the folks of Smithville. It looks like the upcoming Christmas Pageant will offer him the opportunity to spend time with her, but can he overcome a frustrating stutter and talk to her, face to face?

Your favorite characters from the Hometown Series bring craziness, love, and Smithville Christmas style, to a whole new romance about overcoming your past and sharing your deepest secrets. Fall in love and be swept away with the Christmas Eve celebration of your dreams.

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Reminiscence by Amy Marie

Reminiscence (Statera Saga Book 1)


Two old souls reunite by chance and discover what evil drove them apart… and is still lurking.

Nora Hutchinson has had feelings of déjà vu throughout her life. After her recent move to Boston for college, these feelings have suddenly become an everyday occurrence, taking on a new form by invading her dreams and nightmares. After chance meetings with two familiar strangers, Nora is lured into a task she never could have imagined. As she tries to sort out her dreams from her memories, she is pulled into the middle of an ancient quest she never dreamed could be possible.

Reminiscence is based on an old Platonic theory with a supernatural twist, and weaves in history, romance, and intrigue in an urban fantasy setting. Discover the Statera Saga today!

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Stories: An Anthology of Short Paranormal Suspense Stories by Tomi Farrell

Stories: An Anthology of Short Paranormal Suspense Stories


Divining the difference between reality and the fantastic may not be as simple as it seems. Because the world you think you know may not actually exist…

STORIES is a collection of six short stories loosely based on legends and folklore. Each is set in a modern context, giving the reader an unusual take that yields interesting insight on these traditional tales.

The Snow Woman: a spirit in Japanese folklore who traps people in snowstorms, then uses her icy breath to leave them frost-coated corpses.
The Slit-Mouthed Woman: a figure from Japanese urban legends who, mutilated by her husband, returns as a vengeful soul.
Mare: an evil spirit from Germanic and Slavic folklore that rides on people’s chests while they sleep, bringing on nightmares.
Doppelgänger: the double of a living person that sometimes appears when death is near.
The Bell Witch: a poltergeist that haunted the 19th-century Bell family in Tennessee.
Ondine: the supernatural heroine who tells her husband, “I shall be the shoes on your feet…I shall be the breath in your lungs,” with the caveat that, should he deceive her, he will die.

Each story ends with a twist the reader may not see coming…

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The Novice Ghost Hunter by Martin J. Best

The Novice Ghost Hunter


The creepy short story that introduces the ‘Ghost Hunter’ series of novels! Malachi Hunter’s abiding passion for the occult and supernatural has made him a loner and social misfit. Unfortunately, his lack of self-confidence has always prevented him from fulfilling his ambition to become a ghost hunter. That is until he meets Anna Spalding. In a misguided effort to impress her, he agrees to investigate a property managed by her father’s letting agency. His investigation has consequences that none of them could have anticipated…
Mal’s story continues in ‘A Matter of Faith,’ ‘Of Gods and Ghosts,’ and ‘Blood Ties.’
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Once Taken by Blake Pierce

Once Taken (a Riley Paige Mystery–Book #2)


“A masterpiece of thriller and mystery! The author did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side that is so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.”
–Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone)

ONCE TAKEN is book #2 in the bestselling Riley Paige mystery series, which begins with ONCE GONE (Book #1)–a free download with over 100 five star reviews!

Women are being murdered in upstate New York, their bodies found mysteriously hanging in chains. With the FBI called in, given the bizarre nature of the murders—and the lack of any clues—there is only one agent they can turn to: Special Agent Riley Paige.

Riley, reeling from her last case, is reluctant to take on a new one, since she is still convinced a former serial killer is out there, stalking her. She knows, though, that her ability to enter a serial killer’s mind and her obsessive nature is what will be needed to crack this case, and she just can’t refuse—even if it will push her over the edge.

Riley’s search takes her deep into a killer’s deluded mind as it leads her to orphanages, mental hospitals, prisons, all in an effort to understand the depth of his psychosis. Realizing she is up against a true psychopath, she knows time is short before he strikes again. But with her own job on the line and her own family a target, and with her fragile psyche collapsing, it may all be too much for her—and too late.

A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, ONCE TAKEN is book #2 in a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.

Book #3 in the Riley Paige series–ONCE CRAVED–is also now available!

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Why Snowflakes Fall by Alexis Cleoford

Why Snowflakes Fall: Crystal’s Twinkle


The quest for an ancient note and life purpose. A winter village under threat. The melting season looming on the horizon…
Find out how Crystal the snowflake reignites her twinkle

Crystal, an animated snowflake, lives in a world of twinkly lights, mountains of snow, and the spark of winter. Her life feels almost perfect, but it also feels like something is missing. Crystal realizes that she must find out what her life is for before she melts at the end of the winter season.

Crystal is young and determined. She doesn’t let anything get in the way of her quest for a life purpose; not mysterious avalanches, threatening notes, friendship drama, nor her own fears. Crystal befriends a neighbor who tells her about an ancient riddle that may help Crystal find her purpose.

Crystal loves the cheerful and dreamy winter landscape of her small, icy town in North America and lets nothing diminish the spark of its magical, Christmassy feeling. One day, she finds notes that can scare the fluff off even the bravest snowflakes. Crystal tries to solve the mystery of the threatening notes so that her village can remain peaceful and sparkly.
Through some luck, Crystal is able to have the flight of her dreams on a winged creature which leads Crystal closer to finding her purpose and discovering the source of the threats. Crystal warms the hearts of others and remains hopeful despite constantly dealing with fearful friends.

In fact, Crystal has one problem; no one wants to help her on her journey to make her village safe and help her find the purpose of snowflakes.

Will Crystal find her purpose and solve the riddle before winter ends or will she be forced to fall from the sky, at the wind’s mercy, without any sense of direction? Will she carve her own path? Will she keep her town safe?

When the winter season finally comes to an end and the mountains begin to lose their white coat and look like they are dressed in threadbare garments, Crystal and all the animated snowflakes undergo an incredible transformation through the water cycle. Crystal is blessed with a restart and feels refreshed. Does Crystal figure out the meaning of her new start?

This heartwarming middle-grade book is a fun children’s literature read and is an appropriate book for kids ages 10-14. Grown-ups enjoy it as well. This winter-themed book for kids teaches children about independence, teamwork, persistence, and belief in oneself. It will inspire kids to value what matters most.

Alexis Cleoford’s Real Hamsters Don’t Bite is nominated for Readers Choice Award by TCK Publishing

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