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Murder Among Friends by Linda J. Burson 

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Murder Among Friends by Linda J. Burson
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Genre – Mystery
Page Count – 372 pages
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Publisher: Class Act Books, www.classactbooks.com
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Emotionally and mentally, Camille Thurston has had it. She needs a much-needed rest from her job and her life in Boston. She decides she’ll find it at her brother Zachary’s home in Connecticut. Little does she know that this is just the beginning of more emotional and mental exhaustion.

A woman is reported missing and Cammy’s brother Zach and his partner, Russ Nolan, are on the case. Cammy, who has worked for a private investigator for the last three years, decides she can’t sit by idly. She becomes involved not only with the case, but with the family of the missing woman.

~ AMAZON ~

I decided to write a different kind of biography. While the one written in a few of my books is accurate, this one adds a bit more detail. This one will give you the complete reason while I decided to not only write a novel, but to finally complete it, as well as continue writing.

Life is short. Yes, you’ve heard that cliche many, many times, I’m sure. For me, however, I understand it and feel it to my core. There are those of you who may feel it as deeply as me. Whether you changed your life completely, well, only you would know that. As for me, that’s exactly what I did, and the true reason I am now writing full time.

I had two close calls in my life, close as in the end of my life as we know it here on earth. This makes one stop and think. It certainly made me stop and think, a lot. It made me appreciate what I have, but it also made me consider if the life I was living and the direction it was heading was truly what I desired. This wasn’t a difficult decision for me. I always knew I wanted to write books, but as I said in the previous biography, something always seem to “get” in the way.

Besides the fact that physically I could have died twice, I did have four special people in my life who died way too young. They were all close to me as I was to them. The first important, irreplaceable person I lost was my mother who died from ovarian cancer. Next, was my brother who died due to heart issues; my best friend, who was more like a close sister, died due to breast cancer, and lastly, a cousin who was also a best friend to me, to suicide.

This alone should have been enough for me to make changes in my life. It did get me to seriously consider making these changes and attempt to start that writing career multiple times, but it didn’t push me over the edge enough to do it. It took me being diagnosed with breast cancer, not having great odds, and a couple of years contemplating my life that finally gave me the push I needed to close my business and write full time. It’s the second scare I experienced that keeps me writing.

So, if you don’t wake in the morning looking forward to starting your day, hopefully with a smile, then maybe you need to take a second look at the direction of your life. I found the joy and passion in writing books. Do I want to sell lots and lots of books? Of course. But that isn’t my driving force. I know not everyone is going to love my stories; but that doesn’t matter as much as the fact that I enjoy writing them. It makes me happy; it makes me full whole, and it makes me wake looking forward to starting my day because I know I have something waiting for me that I love to do.

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Wild Bastard: A Dark Sparrow Novel by India Kells

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Genre – Romantic Suspense, Dark Romance
Page Count – 245 pages
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Isabel Osborne learned early that when life gives you lemons, grab the salt and find some tequila. Before her life took an unexpected path, she found her prince charming in the form of a laughing surfer. The tragedy was that she couldn’t keep him, and even worse, had to break his heart. As she walked away without a word and with a bleeding heart, her only regret was that he’d never know how much she had loved him.
Kai Jones, former Delta Force, together with his bastard brothers, has a single objective—bring down their father at all cost before other lives are on the line. But when he comes face to face with a siren from his past, his mighty control is shattered and replaced by hatred and bitterness. How can he rein in his resentment toward the woman who betrayed him and focus on the mission?

When he’s forced to protect her, Kai discovers that Isabel is more than who she seems. He can’t help but admire the person she has become, and it makes him reconsider his feelings for her. Soon though, the secrets she kept hidden for so long shake his own convictions. With danger lurking, Kai will have to make a decision between stepping away from those shocking revelations or listen to his heart and who it longs for.

WILD BASTARD is the third book of the Dark Sparrows series by USA Today bestselling author India Kells. No cliffhanger. Blazing heat. The happily ever after you crave!

~ AMAZON ~

India Kells is a romantic suspense and paranormal romance author with many books under her pen. Her love for strong female characters, wicked alpha males and sexy tense situations, where villains and danger are lurking nearby, help her weave captivating stories that will leave you breathless and wanting for more.

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Perfectly Played by Holly Kerr

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Perfectly Played by Holly Kerr Author
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Genre – Rom-Com, Sweet Contemporary Romance
Page Count – 233 pages
Publisher – Three Birds Press https://threebirdspress.wordpress.com/
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/bo…/show/44708849-perfectly-played

Flower shop owner Flora has waited years to say “I do” but when she gets to the altar, all she can say is “I can’t.”
Ex-ballplayer Dean waits for his turn to find wedded bliss but has nothing to say when his bride-to-be texts that she’s not coming.
As Flora makes her escape from the chapel in Las Vegas, she barrels into Dean and it changes everything.
They never expect to spend the night together.
One perfect night where they share everything but names, numbers, or even Facebook pages. In the morning, Dean leaves without waking Flora, thinking the note he leaves will be enough.
Maybe it would have been if Flora had found it.
Once they get back to the real world, Flora can’t stop thinking about Dean. And Dean keeps dreaming of Flora. Could they be closer than they think?
When fate steps with a bouquet of flowers, will Flora and Dean get a second chance at love? And will they be ready to take it?
With a hint of Runaway Bride and a bit of Serendipity, Flora and Dean discover some love stories are perfectly played.

~ AMAZON ~

Holly Kerr grew up as a country girl but now calls Toronto home. After ‘retiring’ from her job to raise her three kids, Holly jumped into writing very quietly while her kids took very long, enforced naps. Now the author of eleven books, ranging from action-packed Chick Lit, fun rom-com/mom-com, and sister-saga woman’s fiction, she has even tried her hand at writing middle-grade dragon tales for her kids. Holly stays awake with countless cups of tea, the occasional Pepsi, before-dinner wine, and a weekly dirty martini.

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Minx by Maggie Adams

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Minx by Maggie Adams
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Genre – Women’s Fiction – Romantic Comedy
Page Count – 206 pages
Cover Designer – Backcover KLPS
Publisher – Maggie Adams Books https://www.maggieadamsbooks.com
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44703690-minx

Spring is in the air and all thoughts lead to love, right? Well, if you’re Miranda Blake, you’ve got more important things on your mind – like being homeless (sort of), unemployed (definitely) and recently divorced (rat bastard). So what’s a girl to do? With the help of her friends, she’s determined to dust off the booty, lift up the ladies, and get on with her life, except she doesn’t have a clue on how to do it! And that lands her in trouble with the law, mooning a mall, and falling (literally) for the wrong man.

~ AMAZON ~

Maggie Adams is an internationally bestselling romance author. Her first book in the Tempered Steel Series, the romantic comedy-Whistlin’ Dixie, debuted in Top 100 for Women’s Fiction, Humor, on November 2014. Since then, she has consistently made the various best seller 5-star list with her Tempered Steel Series. Her series has launched the tiny town of Grafton, Illinois, into international recognition with sales in Mexico, Ireland, Scotland, Australia and the UK. She is the recipient of various awards for excellence including Dayreader Reviews Best of 2015, the Readers Favorite Award 2016, the Indie Romance Convention Romantic Comedy Award 2017 and the 2017 New Apple Awards -Suspense.

She also writes paranormal romance, young adult romance and women’s fiction. Maggie’s books can be found on eBook and paperback on her website and all major book sites.

When she’s not writing, she can be found dancing, singing and cooking (usually all at the same time), and spending time with her family and friends.

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Problematic Love (Rogue Series Book 8) by Lara Ward Cosio

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Genre – Contemporary Romance
Page Count – 295 pages
Cover Designer – Chloe Belle Arts – http://chloebellearts.com/
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/bo…/show/44774633-problematic-love

Danny Boy
I’ve somehow done the impossible: I got the girl I wanted.
Only, I have no idea how to make a lovely person like Amelia Patterson, my former therapist, happy.
She’s a respectable woman.
I’m a recovering . . . everything. Just barely getting a life together.
Though she may claim I have something to offer, it’s only a matter of time before she recoils from the reality of what I am.
At least, that’s what the old me – Danny Boy – keeps thinking.
The new me – Daniel – has to figure out how to make this work, even when it turns out Amelia and I want totally different things.

Amelia
I’ve thrown all caution to the wind and decided the fact that I was once Daniel’s therapist is not a big enough deterrent to keep from having a relationship with him.
I never should have crossed that line.
But I took a chance.
Because I couldn’t get him out of my head.
I couldn’t get him out of my heart.
The thing is, for all the work I did with him, and for all the progress he’s made, he’s still incredibly damaged. Is this really what I want? To be with a man who requires so much?
It’s a question I have to figure out, especially when it becomes clear that Daniel and I want totally different things.

~ AMAZON ~ AMAZON UK ~ AMAZON CA ~ AMAZON AU ~

Lara Ward Cosio is the author of the Rogue Series – books that feature complex, flawed, and ultimately redeemable rockers and other bad boys, and the women they love. When not writing, Lara can be found chasing her daughters around the house or at the beach, always with music on in the background.

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Evolution: Awakening (An Ash Kyndal Novel) by Hope Anika

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Genre – Romantic Suspense
Page Count – 459 pages
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44231752-evolution

When Ash Kyndal inherits her Uncle Charlie’s PI firm, her only interest is in finding an out. Circus veteran, social misfit, daughter of a madman—those are shoes that fit. Card-carrying member of polite society? Not so much.

But Charlie saved her once, and his staff of lost souls needs her. So in spite of her reluctance—and the mysterious, taciturn Russian who’s abruptly materialized on her doorstep, intent on repaying a debt to a dead man—Ash dives in.

After all, how hard can it be?

And then her client goes missing. And men in black show up. And a crazy, utopian conspiracy designed to alter the very fabric of humanity begins to unfold around her…

Suddenly, Ash finds herself on the front lines of an unexpected, vicious battle over the fate of the human race. Running isn’t an option; survival is debatable. And it’s the last place she wants to be.

But lives are on the line, and a side must be chosen.

Because war is coming.

~ AMAZON ~ ITUNES ~ BARNES AND NOBLE ~ KOBO ~ INDIGO ~

Hope Anika is an indie author who lives in the Greater Yellowstone area.  Her books have been finalists in the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense and The Fool for Love Contest sponsored by the Virginia Romance Writers, Chapter 19 of Romance Writers of America.

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Tainted Saint (The Hawke Family Book 5) by Gwyn McNamee

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Genre – Contemporary romance/romantic suspense
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He’s searching for absolution. She wants her happily ever after.

Solomon Clarke goes by Saint, though he’s anything but. After lusting for him from afar, the masquerade party affords me the anonymity to pursue that attraction without worrying about the fall-out of hooking-up with the bouncer from the Hawkeye Club. From the second he lays his eyes and hands on me, I’m helpless to resist him. Even burying myself in a dangerous investigation can’t erase the memory of our combustible connection and one night together. The only problem… he has no idea who I am.

Caroline Brooks thinks I don’t see her watching me, the way her eyes rake over me with appreciation. But I’ve noticed, and the party is the perfect opportunity to unleash the desire I’ve kept reined in for so damn long. It also sets off a series of events no one sees coming. Events that leave those I love hurting because of my failures. While the guilt eats away at my soul, Caroline continues to weigh on my heart. That woman may be the death of me, but oh, what a way to go.

Life isn’t always clean, and sometimes, it takes a saint to do the dirty work.

***Tainted Saint is the first novella in The Hawke Family Series, but it is a continuation of the same story in the main series. While it is a complete story, it is NOT meant to be read as a standalone. The story of the Hawke siblings and the secondary characters featured in Tainted Saint starts in Savage Collision and continues in book two, Tortured Skye, book three, Stone Sober, and book four, Building Storm. These stories all build on one another and are intertwined. They need to be read in order to fully enjoy and understand the plots and characters. ***

~ AMAZON ~

Gwyn McNamee is an attorney, writer, wife, and mother (to one human baby and two fur babies). Originally from the Midwest, Gwyn relocated to her husband’s home town of Las Vegas in 2015 and is enjoying her respite from the cold and snow. Gwyn has been writing down her crazy stories and ideas for years and finally decided to share them with the world. She loves to write stories with a bit of suspense and action mingled with romance and heat.  When she isn’t either writing or voraciously devouring any books she can get her hands on, Gwyn is busy adding to her tattoo collection, golfing, and stirring up trouble with her perfect mix of sweetness and sarcasm (usually while wearing heels).

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Cold Bastard (A Dark Sparrow Novel Book 2) by India Kells

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Genre – Romantic Suspense
Page Count -272 pages
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Zoe Somersby is so much more than she appears: a feisty curvy redhead, superhero lover, professional translator… and code breaker. Most of all she knows how power and money can corrupt a man. For those reasons she became a Dark Sparrow.

Archer Blackwood is the epitome of the ruthless businessman: cold, and filthy rich. The handsome Brit controls everything and everyone, no exceptions. Ever.

When Zoe is asked to go undercover at Blackwood Corporation, on the lookout for possible threats against the infuriating and sexy billionaire, she finds the mission amusing at the beginning. That was until the menace turns darker and her attraction to Archer becomes overwhelming.

Zoe is right in the middle of a bloody family war, but her mind and logic are blurred by lust. Archer turns into an unexpected protector, suddenly wanting even more from her if they ever survive this deadly game. Could her unstoppable emotions for the Brit be the end of her?

~ AMAZON ~

India Kells is a romantic suspense and paranormal romance author with many books under her pen. Her love for strong female characters, wicked alpha males and sexy tense situations, where villains and danger are lurking nearby, help her weave captivating stories that will leave you breathless and wanting for more.

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The Vampire Queen (Wheel of Crowns Book 3) by Brandi Elledge

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Genre – Young Adult Paranormal Action/Romance/Humour
Page Count -290 pages
Cover Designer – Molly Phipps https://www.wegotyoucoveredbookdesign.com/
Publishing Company – Aelurus Publishing https://aeluruspublishing.com
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It’s not easy being the worst vampire ever.

Tandi may have been killed by ghouls, but now she’s a brand new vampire. And she’s determined to be the best.

But determination can’t take her very far when she won’t even kill a deer for its blood. Not to mention she’s not as subservient to her master—the Prince of Vampires—as she should be. Despite him being a dead hot guy, and powerful enough to have broken free of the Queen’s influence.

Little does she know that the Queen of Vampires wants her Prince back, and Tandi’s about to get caught in the middle. Just as well the Prince is unusually protective of her, even if she is trying to hide her developing feelings for him. Because when they’re invited to a wedding, and the Queen will plan Tandi’s death there. And the crown-wearing vamp has several ways to do it.

But Tandi is full of surprises herself.

When a disreputable cat turns up promising to help, together with the gorgeous Prince they hatch a plan. It’s dangerous. Maybe even deadly. But if everything goes just right, they might just have a chance.

Of course, when does anything go just right? Maybe being killed by ghouls wasn’t such a bad thing after all.

~ AMAZON ~

Brandi Elledge lives in the South, where even the simplest words are at least four syllables. She has a husband that she refuses to upgrade…because let’s face it he is pretty awesome and two beautiful children that are the light of her life.

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The Mourning Islands by Douglas Wells

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Genre – Mystery
Page Count -202 pages
Publishing Company – TouchPoint Press Https://www.TouchPointPress.com
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As a veteran of the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu in Somalia, Talmon Bonnett usually holds his PTSD at bay. When a wealthy couple hires him to spy on Rusty Wing, the man responsible for building the Mourning Island’s new resort, Talmon injects himself into Rusty’s inner circle. Lying about his intentions, Talmon gets to know Rusty’s troubled fiancée Claire, his sinister Cuban first mate Santos, and Marlene, Rusty’s alluring sister.
Talmon and Marlene begin a torrid affair; then someone is murdered, and Talmon learns that two Cuban mobster brothers are the money behind the resort. Talmon forces the couple to divulge the real reason they hired him. Everything is connected to the murder, Rusty’s circle, the mobster brothers, and Claire’s vanished father, who might know something vital.

Talmon’s lie threatens the life he envisions with Marlene. Violence erupts because of a dispute between the brothers, with Rusty’s circle as targets caught in the middle. Talmon desperately seeks Claire’s father, while the two brothers maintain their collision course.
The Mourning Islands is an electrifying story that fuses mystery, passion, and tragedy against the serene beauty of Florida’s coast.

~ AMAZON ~

Douglas Wells is an award-winning author. His first novel, The Secrets of All Secrets, received the Literary Titan Silver Award and was a finalist in the 2017 Independent Author Network’s Book of the Year Awards. His second novel, How We End Up, also received the Literary Titan Silver Award and was a Finalist for Literary Fiction Category in the 2018 International Book Awards, the 2018 American Fiction Awards, and the 2018 Topshelf Magazine Book Awards. Douglas is a reviewer for The New York Journal of Books. He lives with his wife and two cats in Panama City Beach.

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