Exposed in Darkness: In Darkness Book 1 by Heather Sunseri

“With Exposed in Darkness, Heather Sunseri has crafted a sophisticated and absorbing thriller enhanced by a high-stakes horse-racing backdrop and a hard-won romance you’ll relish.” – Kathy Altman, USA TodayJust days before the running of the biggest thoroughbred horse race in the world, an act of bioterrorism kills Kentucky’s lieutenant governor, and former FBI Special Agent Brooke Fairfax receives a video of the murder from her long-time anonymous source. When Brooke discovers domestic terrorists are actually after the governor—her late husband’s brother—and that the radicals are eyeing more targets, she heads to Kentucky to stop the threat.Shortly after the political assassination, the FBI zeroes in on one person: international mogul Declan O’Roark. Though Brooke has been out of the game since her husband was murdered, her former boss thinks she is the perfect candidate to connect Declan to the crime. Despite the FBI clearly establishing means and opportunity, Declan remains unfazed; his motives have nothing to do with murder, but with getting closer to Brooke Fairfax. And Brooke finds the case becoming even more unclear as she falls for the FBI’s number one suspect.Exposed in Darkness is the first in a brand new series. Brooke’s and Declan’s adventures with crime and love continue with additional books in the series:Cut in Darkness – April 4, 2017Covered in Darkness – August 1, 2017Shot in Darkness – August 29, 2017Thank you for reading!

Author: Heather Sunseri

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
101 reviews

Thrill of the Chase (City Shifters: the Pride Book 1) by Layla Nash

Up-and-coming chef Natalia Spencer has enough on her plate dealing with a struggling restaurant and a corrupt manager selling her out of pantry and kitchen. She doesn’t have time for arrogant customers, even a gorgeous corporate raider in a bespoke suit with muscles that just don’t stop. Until, of course, he buys her restaurant and saves her life.

Logan Chase, alpha of his lion shifter pride, is intrigued when the feisty chef kicks him out of her restaurant. He’s enraged when someone attacks her. And he’s intoxicated when he finally gets close enough to kiss her. But when he shifts in front of her and his lion comes out to play, he risks losing Natalia forever.

Natalia just wants to cook and snuggle with a nice guy. Shacking up with a man who’s also a lion means inviting a new level of crazy into her life, along with his unruly brothers, and even her werewolf best friends warn her away. Can she and Logan create a steamy relationship from scratch, or are they a recipe for disaster?

Author: Layla Nash

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
167 reviews

Rusty Nail – A Thriller (Jacqueline Jack Daniels Mysteries Book 3) by J.A. Konrath

Lt. Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels of the Chicago Police Department is back, and once again she’s up to her Armani in murder.

Someone is sending Jack snuff videos. The victims are people she knows, and they share a common trait — each was involved in one of Jack’s previous cases. With her stalwart partner hospitalized and unable to help, Jack follows a trail of death throughout the Midwest, on a collision course with the smartest and deadliest adversary she’s ever known.

During the chase, Jack jeopardizes her career, her love life, and her closest friends. She also comes to a startling realization — serial killers have families, and blood runs thick.

Rusty Nail features more of the laugh-out-loud humor and crazy characters that saturated Whiskey Sour and Bloody Mary, without sacrificing the nail-biting thrills. This is Jack Daniels’s third, and most exciting, adventure yet.

About the Author

JA Konrath is the author of eight novels in the Jack Daniels thriller series. They do not have to be read in chronological order to be enjoyed, but for those who want to know it is: Whiskey Sour, Bloody Mary, Rusty Nail, Dirty Martini, Fuzzy Navel, Cherry Bomb, Shaken, and Stirred.

Jack also appears in the novels Shot of Tequila, Flee, Spree, Three, Timecaster Supersymmetry, Banana Hammock, and Serial Killers Uncut, as well as the short story collection Jack Daniels Stories, and the novellas Floaters and Burners.

Last Call, the ninth Jack Daniels novel, will be available in spring of 2013.

Konrath writes horror under the name Jack Kilborn, including the bestsellers Afraid, Trapped, and Endurance.

He has sold over a million ebooks.

Author: J.A. Konrath

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
1005 reviews

The Dirty Parts of the Bible — A Novel by Sam Torode

“Funny as Hell, with a Heart as Big as Texas”The Dirty Parts of the Bible is a humorous adventure across America during the Great Depression—a rollicking tale of love and liquor, preachers and prostitutes, trains and treasure, sure to appeal to fans of Water for Elephants, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Mark Twain, and Johnny Cash.Semifinalist for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel AwardPublishers Weekly says:”While the title suggests a raunchy read, this rich and soulful novel is actually a rather well-done bildungsroman [coming-of-age story] steeped in wanderlust and whimsy that at times recalls The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and at others a tamer On the Road. The story begins in 1936 as 19-year-old Tobias is thumbing his way from Remus, Mich., to his uncle’s farm in Glen Rose, Tex., to find a hidden bag of money, after his father, a Baptist pastor, drunkenly slams his car into the church and is removed from the parsonage. The author does an excellent job in making well-charted territory (riding the rails; scavenged campfire meals under the stars) seem vibrant and new. Snippets of scripture, Southern spirituals, and folk ballads lend context and flavor to the text. Most impressive are the jangly dialogue and the characters’ distinctive voices, which are authentic and earthy but not remotely hoary. When Tobias finally arrives at his uncle’s, the surprises that await him are more than enough to keep his–and readers’–interests piqued.” (Review from the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award)”The Dirty Parts of the Bible has it all … a plot that brings lots of laughs and a few tears, a writing style that is comfortable and matches the story, and characters that are pure joy.” –Front Street Reviews”The Dirty Parts of the Bible is a grown-up Mark Twain-type adventure with lots of spirit and humor.” –Reader Views”A fun read.” –The Nashville Scene

Author: Sam Torode

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
2109 reviews

One, Two … He is coming for you (Rebekka Franck, Book 1) by Willow Rose

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER! NEW EDITED VERSION.!!The last book in this series Nine, Ten … Never sleep again has just been released.!!Another serious page-turner from Scandinavian Mystery Fiction. Once you start One, Two … He is coming for you – there is absolutely no turning back.  Book Description:Set in the Danish coastal town of Karrebaeksminde, journalist Rebekka Franck returns to her hometown with her six year old daughter. She is trying to escape her ex-husband and starting a new life for her and her daughter, when the small sleepy town experiences a murder. One of the kingdoms wealthiest men is brutally murdered in his summer residence in Karrebaeksminde. While Rebekka Franck and her punk photographer Sune try to cover the story for the local newspaper another murder happens on a high society rich man. Now Rebekka Franck realizes that the drowsy little kingdom of Denmark has gotten its first serial killer and soon a series of dark secrets – long buried but not forgotten – will see the day of light.One, Two … He is coming for you is the first book in Willow Rose’s mystery-series about the reporter Rebekka Franck and her photographer Sune. It is followed by Three, Four … Better lock your door.This e-book also includes an excerpt from Willow Rose’s newly released mystery-novel Itsy Bitsy Spider (Emma Frost #1)

Author: Willow Rose

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
472 reviews

Beyond Dead: An Afterlife Adventures Novel (A Paranormal Ghost Cozy Mystery Series Book 1) by Jordaina Sydney Robinson

You thought living was hard? You should try being dead … Dead less than twenty-four hours, with a job that doesn’t pay, a fashion disaster for a uniform and more afterlife rules than she can shake a stick at, Bridget Sway thinks it’s as bad as it can get. And then she finds a dead ghost stuffed in her locker.Since the police are desperate to arrest her for murder, Bridget’s new best friend convinces her the only way to save herself from an eternity in prison is to solve the murder themselves. With a handsome parole officer watching her every move, an outlaw ghost befriending her and two persistent mediums demanding her attention, solving the murder is not quite as easy as it sounds. And when “murder” turns into “murders” Bridget needs to solve the case … before she becomes the next dead body stuffed in her locker. Interview with the author What makes the Bridget Sway series so special?I think it’s a couple of things, to be honest. I read across genres, from cozy mysteries to paranormal mysteries to a wide range of chick lit. So when I was writing the Bridget Sway series, I wanted to incorporate all of my favourite elements of those genres into the series and the characters as well. That might sound like a bit of a strange mash up, but it blends together really well. From cozy mysteries, I stole the dead bodies and the amateur sleuthing because I love whodunnits! One of the things that can become frustrating in cozy mysteries, though, is the ditsy heroine that continually runs into dangerous situations. I wanted to make Bridget smarter than the average cozy amateur sleuth, so I gave her the sassy or snarky attitude of the strong female characters that are so prevalent in the paranormal mystery genre. I also borrowed a little of the sarcastic wit and humor as well. Because everyone needs a little humor when finding dead bodies!And, despite her being a ghost, I wanted to make sure Bridget Sway was relatable, so I made sure she struggles with friendships and personal growth just like everyone in real life. Both of these themes are dominant in the chick lit genre. All of this means that the Bridget Sway series has roots in all three genres; cozy mystery, paranormal mystery, and chick lit. I think this is what makes the series so popular because it appeals to a much wider audience.Who would enjoy the series? Really, anyone who loves a good whodunnit!With it being part cozy mystery it means there’s no swearing or sex, and no real blood—people aren’t getting limbs lobbed off—so it’s fine for younger readers. And, apart from the fact it’s set in the afterlife and the characters are ghosts, the paranormal element is fairly limited to that. It’s not a horror story by any stretch of the imagination. In terms of similar reads, I think if you enjoy Angie Fox’s Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries, Angela Roquet’s Lana Harvey series or Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse/Harper ConnellyGrave Sight series then you’re in the right place! Do you have to read them in order? Nope, you don’t. They’re all standalone mysteries so you can read them in any order. That said, it is a series, so to get the most out of it I’d suggest the following order:Just a Touch Dead (prequel)Beyond DeadDeader StillA Little More DeadDead and Buried Bridget Sway: A Paranormal Ghost Cozy Mystery Series categories: Mystery SeriesCozy Mystery ParanormalGhost Amateur Sleuths

Author: Jordaina Sydney Robinson

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
247 reviews

The Billionaire’s Secret Heart (Scandals of the Bad Boy Billionaires Book 1) by Ivy Layne and Valorie Clifton

Josephine:
It was the worst blind date in the history of the universe, until Holden Winters swept in and rescued me.
Are you kidding? Holden Winters?
A scion of the notorious Winters family, Holden is gorgeous, wealthy, and brilliant. He dates socialites and pop stars, not computer science grad students more comfortable in a hoodie than couture.
Our night together was a fantasy…and a huge mistake.

Holden:
I don’t usually steal other guy’s dates. I don’t have to. A look is all it takes, and the women fall over themselves to get to me. Then I saw Josephine, sitting with her dweeb of a date, just waiting for a man who could appreciate her lush curves and sharp brain. When she ghosted on me, I shouldn’t have been so shocked, but women never walk away from me. Josephine thought she could call the shots – she didn’t realize that a Winters man always gets what he wants. And I wanted her.

The Billionaire’s Secret Heart is a standalone romance with a happy ending. It’s the first in the Scandals of the Bad Boy Billionaire’s series, and introduces the notorious men of the Winters family. You can read it on its own, but you might want to read the others once you get a taste of the Winters men ;}

Author: Ivy Layne and Valorie Clifton

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
291 reviews

Mark of the Loon (Gen Delacourt Mystery Book 1) by Molly Greene

Madison Boone is keen to buy a fabulous stone cottage in the country and she nixes her budding relationship with Coleman Welles to do it. But once the renovation begins, the property’s long-buried secret threatens to derail everything. Can her friends help solve the mystery?

Want to know more? …
What happens when a single workaholic falls in love with an old stone cottage in Northern California? In Mark of the Loon, Madison renovates and sells property in addition to her busy real estate sales career. Her work-centric lifestyle leaves little time for anything beyond business and her three wise, hilarious friends. When Madison buys the Blackburne’s former house, a series of mysterious events both endanger her and lead her to love – and a permanent home. Mark of the Loon is the skillful combination of history, mystery, and romance in a novel that explores choices, taking risks, dealing with loss, deep, satisfying, unconditional friendships – and introduces Genevieve Delacourt as an impressive amateur sleuth!

What people are saying:
Molly Greene’s stunning debut novel, Mark of the Loon, is a glorious read, with brilliant descriptions and pitch-perfect characterization. I loved spending time with the four smart, wise, fun-loving women at the center of this novel. As I read, their gorgeously developed friendship made me wish I could climb into their world and join them. With Mark of the Loon, Molly Greene has established herself as a remarkable new voice in contemporary fiction. ~ Terri Giuliano Long, Author of the bestselling novel, In Leah’s Wake

Reviewer Aya Walksfar says: “From the time that Mallory Blackburne hears “the thunderous boom of metal striking wood…” this mystery captures the reader. Romance and mystery without the need for graphic sex or graphic violence; just a great read!”

Reviewer Lisa Mack says, “…a mystery that doesn’t devolve around murder, peopled by smart women who are figuring out things for themselves, who have personal issues that don’t center on whether they’re overweight or pretty or…whatever. The main characters are all fleshed out and real, with real people problems. And well edited to boot!”

Reviewer Susan Goldin says, “Molly Greene has a gift which spins a tale that keeps you in the dark until the dawn slowly rises and reveals a landscape of unexpected proportions. Ms. Greene is very good at defining characters via their actions and dialogue. The dialogue is so well crafted the reader feels they are sitting in an armchair or at the table with those in discussion instead of reading words on a page.”

Author: Molly Greene

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
414 reviews