The last of her kind. Four hot alpha mates. A legacy of bloodshed.
When Ren Landis goes looking for excitement on her 21st birthday, getting kidnapped is a little more than she bargained for. So is finding out that shifters exist—and that she’s one too. As the last of the dragon shifters, she’s got a role to fulfill: Take the alphas of the four shifter groups as her mates and unite all shifter kind. No pressure, right?
Too bad Ren’s fate isn’t as simple as getting it on with four scorching-hot guys. Someone is out for dragon shifter blood, intent on finishing the massacre they started years ago. If Ren can’t figure out how to kickstart her buried powers, her life’s about to go down in flames.
*This steamy new reverse harem paranormal romance series is intended for readers 18+. Expect sexy situations, intense action, ongoing storylines, and a quartet of alluring wolf, bear, jaguar, and eagle alpha shifters you’ll wish you could make your mates.*
Looking for an unputdownable psychological thriller full of suspense? Then you’ll love best-selling author, J.A. Baker’s gripping new thrillerThe Other Mother.
Three troubled women. One deadly secret.
Lissy and her daughter, Rosie, live a quiet life in Yorkshire, however when events at Rosie’s school come to light, their peaceful existence is shattered
Meanwhile, middle-aged women Erica and Beverley appear to have perfect lives but behind closed doors things are not as they seem.
All three women are tied together by a dark past that goes back to their school days. A child was murdered and one of the women is to blame.
But is the person responsible for the child’s death the same person who was blamed for it all those years ago?
As secrets from their past begin to surface it becomes clear that someone has revenge in their sights…
J.A. Baker is the best-selling author of psych thrillers, Undercurrent and Her Dark Retreat. If you loved Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train and The Sister this book will have you hooked.
What readers are saying
“The book is a standalone, domestic noir/ psychological thriller that packs a punch and has its fair share of WTF moments throughout the book.” Steve Robb – BookieWookie
“‘The Other Mother’ is an intense, whirlwind of a book which I just could not put down.” Kaisha Holloway – The Writing Garnet
“I couldn’t wait to read further and devoured this book eager to find out the real story. Along with the added twisty turns, I wasn’t disappointed.” Melisa Broadbent – Broadbean’s Books
“I loved all aspects of this story from the mystery, suspense and full-on tension that jumps out at you from the pages.” Rachel Broughton – Rae Reads
“A psychological thriller that when you finish you realise what a clever, clever read it is. Full of twists, suspense and intrigue, just the ingredients you need in a gripping psychological thriller.” Alexina Golding – Bookstormer
“Well J.A Baker The Other Mother is phenomenal, I’m glad my pastime is reading, I hate to miss a great read, this blew me away.” Diane Hogg – Sweet Little Book Blog
“The novel is full of twists and turns and almost had me holding my breath as I read and tried to digest what was happening.” Sally Boland – Sal’s World Of Books
“Loved this, gripping twists and a fantastic plot line.” Liza Murray – Turn The Page
“I would definitely recommend this if you love a good thriller/crime.” Sue Ward – Read Along With Sue
“What a super build up just brilliant couldn’t have been better.” Susan Hampson – Books From Dusk Till Dawn
“I liked the layout of the book and the setting of the different chapters – an excellent psychological thriller – 5 stars from me, I really enjoyed it!” Donna Maguire – Donnas Book Blog
“This is a first-class thriller by an assured writer at the top of their game.” Susan Corcoran – Booksaremycwtches
“This is an intense, suspenseful and thrilling ride that will keep you guessing until the end!” Eva Merckx – Novel Delights
“It’s a great thriller and the clues and hints built upon each other until the moment when the answer is revealed and you have that Ah Ha moment.” Jessica Bronder – JBronder Book Reviews
Cameron Shale is a Harvester, an agent of the Church whose duty is to save the kingdom’s people by gathering the essence of those chosen to be sacrificed. He does his saving not with a surgeon’s knowledge, or a Priest’s prayers, but with the sword. They call him a murderer. They call him the Reaper. His kind are hated—and he more than the rest—but they are also necessary.
For there is evil waiting, a plague ready to wipe out all those in its path, and it is only with the essences of those sacrificed that it is held at bay. They survived it once. They will not survive it again. But when a shadowy figure known only as Memory emerges leading a rebellion against the Church and king, Cameron is forced to ask questions about a past that has haunted him his entire life. The kind of questions that can only be asked with steel. The kind that can only be answered in blood.
Reaper’s Awakening is another entry from Jacob Peppers in the great Epic Fantasy tradition of Brandon Sanderson, Joe Abercrombie, and Brent Weeks.
For a town on the brink of desolation, desperate measures must be taken to make sure the town doesn’t become a ghost town and corpse-ridden wasteland.
The year is 1870. Post Civil War, the Reconstruction era. Many states, cities and small towns are still in recovery, one of these places is the town of Toomswood which has been taken over by outlaw Javier “Bones” Jones. Things only get worse when a mysterious stranger rides into town making an offer and cutting a deal with Jones.
The man gives Jones super point-pin dexterity and accuracy among other like abilities, however in return he has placed a curse on Jones, making him a leader to the Undead. After finding out his curse Jones makes the most of it and soon kills turning his gang into an army of the walking dead. The stranger tells Jones he will also lead Undead Civil War soldiers who are now bloodthirsty confederate madmen.
It’s up to Emerson Shaw, a quiet, humble young freelancer with his own personal demons to stop Jones and his men. Along with his best friend and townspeople who will join them, Shaw must find a way to stop Jones from destroying and terrorizing the town and turning it into a literal walking Ghost town.
A classic western battle of good versus evil that will shape up a town during the post Civil War era. Guns will be blazing, boots will get muddy and plenty of blood will be shed in this fast action paced weird westen and gory horror. A gruesome gunslinger of a tale packed with dark imagery and soaked in carnage.
Meridee Mansford wants nothing to do with the popular crowd. She’s comfortable being invisible. But that doesn’t stop her from dreaming about the hunky football player who visits the campus ice cream shop where she works. Still, she’s smart enough to know he’d never notice a girl like her, and she’d never want him even if he did. Too much unwelcome attention.
Parker Harrington basks in the glory that’s been his since the game-changing passes he caught pre-season that pushed his team into the national spotlight. Sticky Fingers is his media moniker now, and the cheerleaders who used to ignore him when he sat the bench have become his most devoted fans. But when he accidentally crashes into a quiet coed in the student union building, it throws off his offensive game.
As fate, ice cream, and orange chicken throw the opposites together, will Parker continue keeping company with women he knows are only using him for his fame, or will he change up the game and risk his heart on a genuine girl who despises the attention he craves?
In this new set of stand-alone stories–the Ruled Out Romances–star-crossed lovers meet, but rule each other out. But life, with its quirky twists and tangled turns, throw each of the unlikely couples back together until they discover their unique happily-ever-afters.
Ruled Out Romances (does not have to be read in order)
“Wars, an embargo, and forbidden love in this once peaceful city…”
With the drums of war just weeks away, Omar invites all those closest to his heart for lunch at his lavish villa overlooking the Tigris River of Baghdad. He can’t help but smile at the faces that have graced his eventful life that spans from an interesting childhood, the two Gulf Wars, and the inhumane embargo that crippled the nation. Loved ones come together, probably for the last time, in the city their ancestors called Baghdad or Baghdadu, “God’s Gift.”
Memories upon memories linger in Omar’s head. He has survived times of struggle, holding on to hope and love along the way. As he reflects on his journey, as a man destined to live a hard life in tumultuous times, he ponders a clouded future, on the brink of unknown change.
Coping with being attacked and left for dead isn’t easy, but Samantha Moon is grateful that she survived―until she suspects she didn’t.
Vanishing from mirrors is only the first of a series of bizarre events that defies explanation, even to her trained investigative mind. A severe allergy to the sun, alertness at night, inability to eat food that isn’t blood, and worst of all: she can’t remember the last time she needed the bathroom. Of course, it’s not all bad. Years have fallen off her face, her hair is perfect, her senses are honed, and (assuming she hasn’t gone crazy) she can even see in the dark.
It’s all too much to process, so she does the only thing that makes any sense: tries to go back to work.
A huge hat, shades, and half a bottle of high-test sunscreen later, she’s back out inspecting properties with her partner Chad. Her first day, she suspects a HUD recipient of having undeclared income. Determined to cling to the career she worked so hard for, Sam traces the money back to small-time arms dealers selling big-time weapons. Everything seems to be routine until her sluggish reflexes get someone shot―and her husband suffers an emotional breakdown.
Worse, she faces a more insidious and dangerous enemy than an apocalyptic militia group with military hardware…
Post-Apocalyptic Fiction by N.C. Reed
Clayton Sanders left home the minute he had his high school diploma in hand. He waited that long only because the Army wouldn’t accept him without one. Now, ten years later, he’s home. Home with no warning, no advance notice, no anything after being gone ten years with almost no contact with his family. Home carrying a secret that is burning him up from the inside. A secret that has pushed him to the brink, forcing him to become a criminal in order to be where his family needs him to be, even though they don’t realize it yet. Because Clayton knows something they don’t. Something that hasn’t happened, but will. Something that will burn everything it touches. And change the face of the world forever.
They didn’t have real names.Well, they had them of course. They just didn’t use them. Not here. They were known by names their comrades had chosen. Names that suited their personalities. Names that only mattered to them. The men of CTG 31 were the kind of men that didn’t exist in the modern, civilized world. There was no place for them in an enlightened society. Except when that society needed them. They were the kind of men who visited dark places in the middle of the night, doing violence to those who preyed on the weak and the helpless. Rough men, yes, but honorable. They had a code of their own, these men, and they lived by it as if it were a writ from a Higher Authority. No one broke that code, that set of unwritten rules that kept them from sliding over the edge. Kept them from becoming like those they hunted. Like those they were pursuing right now.
“We’re about twenty, maybe twenty-five minutes behind, Boss-man”
The man known as Boss-man stopped, hand raised in a fist. Those following halted and spread out without being told.
“Status?” Boss-man asked tersely. He was angry. They were all angry. Something they had to guard against in their business. Keeping things strict and orderly helped.
“Still on the trail for now,” the scout replied.
“Continue,” Boss-man ordered and waved his hand forward. The squad of men behind him began moving again.
They were in a hurry today. Before dawn a group of terrorists had attacked a small village that the squad had befriended. Or that had befriended them. The men of CTG 31 weren’t sure which was the case. They did know that the people of the small village known as Home had become their friends. The village had become a place where they could relax, even if only slightly, and be people for just a few hours at a time. A place of sanity in a world that had lost it’s own.
And that place had been violated. People they knew had been killed. Children they had grown to care for taken, herded toward a fate that no one in their group wanted to consider.
Someone had to pay for that. Someone would pay for that. Dearly.
They had been in pursuit for hours, running the entire way. Hard men who pushed themselves to be harder still, banking that toughness against a day like today. A day of reckoning.
Had the attackers known the kind of men they were offending, it’s entirely possible they would not have committed the atrocity. They were not brave men, these thugs known as terrorists. By nature terrorists were cowards, using fear and intimidation to force their will upon those too weak to resist them.
But they hadn’t known, and so they had attacked a place that was sacred to this squad of hard, violent men. And in so doing had assured that they, themselves, would not see another day on this mortal plane.
Time meant nothing as they ran. There was only the objective and nothing else. A dozen pairs of eyes roamed the country around them, missing nothing as they moved. Twice the one called Boss-man had raised a hand, the men behind once more spreading out and taking position. The halts lasted mere seconds as he communicated with their scouts or eyed some anomaly that had attracted his attention. Then they were moving again.
CIA operative Alex Parker is one of the most successful “ghosts” the agency has. Recruited as a 17 year old, she has over 100 kills to her credit. But ten years of blending in, disappearing, and assassinating targets has taken a toll on her and she’d like to get out. Now, she has a new problem….her partner’s gone rogue. After stealing government secrets, he intends to sell them to the highest bidder. It’s up to Parker, and her new partner, to find him and bring him in…dead or alive.