The Forgotten Coast Florida Suspense Series: Books 1-4 by Dawn Lee McKenna

Read the first four books that launched the bestselling suspense series. Character driven suspense, rich in coastal atmosphere and dry humor.Low Tide – Book 1In Apalachicola, Florida, sinister things are afoot, as sinister things tend to be.Lt. Maggie Redmond is called to a crime scene on St. George Island, where she is met with the body of Gregory Boudreaux. The medical examiner calls it a suicide, but no one knows that Maggie has a horrible connection to the dead man.When Gregory’s uncle, Bennett Boudreaux, the richest and scariest man in town, takes a sudden interest in Maggie, people start to wonder, Maggie included. Maggie knows he may suspect her of killing his nephew, but she finds herself slowly drawn to the man.As Maggie fights to help a young girl escape the clutches of a volatile drug dealer who’d love to see Maggie dead, she also struggles to hide her dark link to a dead man, and her burgeoning relationship with her boss, Sheriff Wyatt Hamilton.Unfortunately, secrets have a way of revealing themselves at low tide.Riptide – Book 2Once again, sinister things are afoot in Apalachicola, FL, and one of them is an actual foot.When a local fisherman finds a severed limb in his net, it sets off a chain of events that no one can anticipate.Lt. Maggie Redmond soon discovers that the foot belongs to the friend of another recently dead guy, Gregory Boudreaux, the man she never told anyone about. Gregory’s death was thought to be a suicide. That seems less likely, now that his best friend Sport’s foot has shown up out of the blue, as it were.When it starts looking like town villain Bennett Boudreaux might be responsible for eliminating Sport, things begin to get a little weird. Especially since Maggie’s started to take a liking to Bennett. She’s also taken a real liking to her boss, Sheriff Wyatt Hamilton, but both her relationship to Bennett and her secret connection to the dead men threaten hers and Wyatt’s relationship.Is Bennett protecting or avenging Maggie for some reason, or does he have something altogether different on his mind?What Washes Up – Book 3Karma’s alive and well in Apalachicola, Florida, and there are several people who are about to meet it face to face. When more than a dozen bodies wash up on the beach on St. George Island, the residents of Apalach are outraged, and none more so than investigator Maggie Redmond and Sheriff Wyatt Hamilton. It’s time for the greedy to answer for the lives of innocents.Meanwhile, a man is found tied to a burning boat in the middle of the bay, and Maggie’s instincts tell her Bennett Boudreaux is behind it. But if he is, Maggie has to decide whether she really wants him punished, or if justice has already been served.Landfall – Book 4Two storms that nobody thought were coming just made landfall.As a hurricane gathers its power just off Apalachicola’s shore, another storm comes to a head in Lt. Maggie Redmond’s home.Held prisoner by a man bent on avenging the death of a son, Maggie must find a way to save herself and her two children.No one knows where they are. No one is coming to help. Maggie and her children will have to find a way to survive both the madness inside their home and the madness raging outside.

Author: Dawn Lee McKenna

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
794 reviews

Talisman by S. E. Akers

They say a diamond is a girl’s best friend . . . but sometimes, it’s her destiny.

When strangers sweep in to save Shiloh Wallace’s rural West Virginia town, she soon realizes her humdrum “human” life will never be the same. The unnerving telepathic event rocks the suspicious high school senior with questions that leaves her desperately seeking the truth. With freak occurrences mounting at every turn, Shiloh finds herself barreling down an unimaginable path that ultimately leads to her destiny. She is a Talisman, an elemental supernatural being who can wield powers drawn from ancient stones that grant her abilities beyond her wildest dreams. Now, along with the aid of her newfound mentors, Shiloh must come to grips with accepting the illustrious Diamond Wand of Adamas as her fate, while saving her town and those she loves from an evil Talisman hell-bent on destroying everything that stands in his way of claiming her coveted diamond as his own.

Young Adult Fantasy / New Adult Fantasy
Coming of Age – Contemporary
Magical Action / Adventure
Paranormal Urban
Romance
Supernaturals
Mythical Legends & Lore
Mystery

Author: S. E. Akers

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
182 reviews

Sara in Montana (Second Chances Series Book 1) by Morris Fenris and The Dust Jacket Designs

What happens when a California girl meets a Montana guy in the middle of a crisis?

Sara wished for a husband for Christmas this year and then married her boss. Now she is running for her life from him with a warrant out for her arrest, doesn’t want to be married anymore, and really needs a miracle to save her. To top off her week – she finds herself in the middle of a Montana snowstorm and sicker than she’s ever been.

Trent quit the FBI to return home and became a sheriff. As the most eligible bachelor in Castle Peaks, he’s had his share of women chase him, but has been disinterested; until now. He has a sworn duty to protect the town’s citizens and assist other agencies in doing the same. When faced with a suspect in a criminal case, will he make the arrest or lead with his heart?

Join Sara Brownell as she runs for her life, straight into the waiting arms of local sheriff Trent Harding. Throw in a life-size nativity and plenty of snow and watch the magic of Christmas come to life.

See how “Sara in Montana” forever changes the lives of Sara and Trent as well as those around them.

Summary of Amazon Reader Reviews of ‘Romance: “Sara in Montana “ A Young Adult and Adult Romance, Heart-Warming Holidays Romance of Forgiveness, Love and Togetherness, Christian Christmas Fiction book as a Love Story’:

“An intriguing and Brilliant read! A very well developed storyline. There is just nothing more frustrating than a boring outstretched story. Not this one! I absolutely loved the Author’s writing style. Fast paced and to the point with excellent surprises along the way. As you read you become entangled together with the characters, the plots and surroundings. The Author writes so well you feel you are their with them, experiencing the same as they do.

Sarah the main character, realized what she originally thought is the only thing she ever wanted is exactly the one thing she has to run from to save her life. Then something happens making her have to stay in a far away town filled with surprising twists and turns. Sarah and Trent, the town’s Sheriff will entice you with what is about to happen…

What an absolutely stunning read. I highly recommend this book to anyone that loves a combination of romance and fear, mystery and drama and coated with some Christmas Magic entangling you as the snow rains down on Sarah and Trent’s parade. Morris Fenris doesn’t just write novels.. for a story as brilliant as this one it must be conjured.”

“This holiday romance novel captivated me! In it, we get to know Sara, who is running from trouble in California and ends up in small-town Montana on a cold wintery night. Sick, cold, and afraid, Sara gets help from Trent, the handsome sheriff who shows her the beauty of a northern Christmas. The story gets really interesting when the FBI and DEA enter the picture as they are hunting down Sara’s ex-husband, who is involved in the Colombian drug trade. Amidst all of this, we also meet the Mercers, who are suffering from their own tragic circumstances, as well as Sara’s sister Grace and Trent’s aunt Jane. Together, all of these characters and their relationships make a great story. This contemporary romance is full of hope and belief in the magic of Christmas. It is a wonderful, interesting book with a great ending. Highly recommended! ”

“There was something about this book that I could just relate to and really get into. I loved the characters and the story line. It was something different for a holiday read and once I started reading it, I just found it hard to put down. Highly recommended!!”

“If you like romance and mystery, you should like this book.”

“It had suspense, clean romance and Christmas miracles, who could ask for anything more!”

“Excellent story. No messy violence & great ending. I could not put it down. The whole story was about love & family & community at a very special time.”

Author: Morris Fenris and The Dust Jacket Designs

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
529 reviews

REAPER (Boston Underworld Book 2) by A. Zavarelli

Sasha. He’s dark and mysterious. Quiet and lethal. An Irish mobster. Pure sin wrapped up in a beautiful package. But there’s also something off about him. He doesn’t feel anything. He shows no emotions. Sometimes I question his humanity. He hasn’t spoken to me in two years. Not a single word. But we share a secret, he and I. And if it ever comes out, I have no doubt in my mind…He won’t have a problem killing me too. Ronan. I’ve slain for her. I’ll do it again. When it comes to Sasha, there isn’t a line I won’t cross. I watch her. She doesn’t know it. She thinks I hate her. Sometimes, I think I might too. But I’m always there, lurking in the shadows. Craving her. Trying to keep the beast within at bay. I’ll keep her safe. I’ll slaughter anyone who tries to hurt her. The only thing I can’t do… is protect her from myself. ****This is a full-length standalone novel full of hot Irish guys with accents. Dark mafia themes throughout. HEA included.****

Author: A. Zavarelli

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
685 reviews

Dissension: A Supernatural Rebellion Thriller (Chronicles of the Uprising Book 1) by K.A. Salidas and Katie Salidas

The great cataclysm wiped almost all life from the face of planet Earth, but tiny pockets of survivors crawled from the ashes, with only one thought: survival, at any cost.
But not all survivors were human.
In the dark, militant society that has risen in the aftermath, vampires, once thought to be mythical, have been assimilated and enslaved. Used for blood sport their lives are allowed to continue only for the entertainment of the masses. Reviled as savages, they are destined to serve out their immortal lives in the arena, as gladiators.
And there is no greater gladiator than Mira: undefeated, uncompromising…and seemingly unbreakable. When an escape attempt leads Mira into the path of Lucian Stavros, the city’s Regent, her destiny is changed forever.
Lucian, raised in a culture which both reviles and celebrates the savagery and inhumanity of vampires, finds Mira as intriguing as she is brash. An impulsive decision – to become Mira’s patron – changes more than just Lucian’s perception about vampire kind. The course of his life is altered in ways he could never have predicted – a life that is suddenly as expendable as hers.
Can Mira prove to Lucian that all is not as it seems? Can Lucian escape centuries of lies, bloodshed, and propaganda to see the truth? Or will the supreme power of the human overlords destroy them both?

Author: K.A. Salidas and Katie Salidas

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
102 reviews

Cisco Bandits: A Gwynn Reznick Mystery (Gwynn Reznick Mystery Thriller Series Book 2) by Inge-Lise Goss

Newly trained and ready to rock her first assignment, Gwynn Reznick is about to go undercover for the first time. She will investigate one of the highly private companies who call on Ruben Dordi’s Investigation Group. Ruben is the boss—and he also happens to be Gwynn’s boyfriend.When Ruben gives Gwynn her assignment—to pose as an accountant for the Prudell Energy Company—Gwynn resists asking exactly what she’s supposed to be investigating. She knows Ruben has his reasons—she’s just not sure why they require her to go two months without even a hint as to why she’s there.But things change quickly when Gwynn witnesses the death of a Prudell employee. It’s made to look like an accident, but when Gwynn learns that another employee died just before she arrived, it seems like a little too much of a coincidence. When the CFO tells Gwynn about missing project files and data that just doesn’t add up, Gwynn finds herself suddenly in over her head. Will she be able to maintain her cover, follow Ruben’s orders, and get to the bottom of the mystery? Or will the killers get to Gwynn before she cracks the case?

Author: Inge-Lise Goss

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
57 reviews

Grayson (This is Our Life Book 1) by F.G. Adams and Daryl Banner

Growing up in the small coastal town of Florida, Grayson Blackwood has defied the odds stacked against him. Appearances on the outside can be very deceiving. Coming from a wealthy family with an abusive father that won’t ever change, he’s determined to be a better man. Grayson is fighting for his family, his country, and the only woman he’s ever loved.

Ella Anderson has lived a hard life, growing up with a sick mom and a less than upstanding father. From hand-me-downs to food stamps, life was never easy for her family. But the one thing she could always count on was her family’s love, and for Ella, that was the most precious commodity.

When Ella moves to Lakeview, she meets Grayson in high school. The attraction is immediate for both. Dubbed as ‘just friends’, Grayson and Ella forge an undeniable friendship that leads to a powerful promise.

After high school, Ella and Grayson fall out of touch. A one-in-a-million chance meeting halfway around the globe brings the couple back together in a lifeless desert land, a combat zone where death is always present.

Alpha in his own right, Captain Blackwood leads his special ops team into a war-torn country, determined to take down a terrorist, while Ella struggles with the realization that Grayson has found her again.

Will their love survive time and their harsh separation from long ago? Can Grayson show Ella that they were made for each other?

Bluebirds mate for life. And Grayson’s Bluebird is coming home.

***Author’s Note: This is a full-length standalone novel with a happily ever after ending and no cliffhanger.  Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.***  

Author: F.G. Adams and Daryl Banner

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
155 reviews

Set Free: Second Chance Series Book 1: Second Chance Series by Kelly Collins

She may be out of jail, but she’s far from being free. ​When twenty-four-year-old Mickey Mercer walks out of the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility, she has two things on her mind: the friends she left behind and the rough road ahead. All she has in the outside world are a vengeful ex, a run-down ranch, a pickup truck … and an unlikely ally—the cop who gives her a ride home. Kerrick is bossy and irritating. He’s also a big, sexy hunk of distraction. She’s torn between sending him on his way and giving in to the desire sizzling between them.Detective Kerrick McKinley’s job is to protect and serve. The job consumes his life, until he gives a pretty, prickly ex-con a ride on a dusty road. But when they discover something is wrong out on Mickey’s ranch, Kerrick must either steer clear, or stand between her and the danger that prowls her range. She may be out of prison, but she’s still in trouble … too bad there’s nothing sexier than trouble in tight blue jeans.This unlikely couple must look deeper to learn that sometimes people aren’t what they seem. Sometimes they’re better.

Author: Kelly Collins

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
124 reviews

Sara in Montana (Second Chances Series Book 1) by Morris Fenris and The Dust Jacket Designs

What happens when a California girl meets a Montana guy in the middle of a crisis?

Sara wished for a husband for Christmas this year and then married her boss. Now she is running for her life from him with a warrant out for her arrest, doesn’t want to be married anymore, and really needs a miracle to save her. To top off her week – she finds herself in the middle of a Montana snowstorm and sicker than she’s ever been.

Trent quit the FBI to return home and became a sheriff. As the most eligible bachelor in Castle Peaks, he’s had his share of women chase him, but has been disinterested; until now. He has a sworn duty to protect the town’s citizens and assist other agencies in doing the same. When faced with a suspect in a criminal case, will he make the arrest or lead with his heart?

Join Sara Brownell as she runs for her life, straight into the waiting arms of local sheriff Trent Harding. Throw in a life-size nativity and plenty of snow and watch the magic of Christmas come to life.

See how “Sara in Montana” forever changes the lives of Sara and Trent as well as those around them.

Summary of Amazon Reader Reviews of ‘Romance: “Sara in Montana “ A Young Adult and Adult Romance, Heart-Warming Holidays Romance of Forgiveness, Love and Togetherness, Christian Christmas Fiction book as a Love Story’:

“An intriguing and Brilliant read! A very well developed storyline. There is just nothing more frustrating than a boring outstretched story. Not this one! I absolutely loved the Author’s writing style. Fast paced and to the point with excellent surprises along the way. As you read you become entangled together with the characters, the plots and surroundings. The Author writes so well you feel you are their with them, experiencing the same as they do.

Sarah the main character, realized what she originally thought is the only thing she ever wanted is exactly the one thing she has to run from to save her life. Then something happens making her have to stay in a far away town filled with surprising twists and turns. Sarah and Trent, the town’s Sheriff will entice you with what is about to happen…

What an absolutely stunning read. I highly recommend this book to anyone that loves a combination of romance and fear, mystery and drama and coated with some Christmas Magic entangling you as the snow rains down on Sarah and Trent’s parade. Morris Fenris doesn’t just write novels.. for a story as brilliant as this one it must be conjured.”

“This holiday romance novel captivated me! In it, we get to know Sara, who is running from trouble in California and ends up in small-town Montana on a cold wintery night. Sick, cold, and afraid, Sara gets help from Trent, the handsome sheriff who shows her the beauty of a northern Christmas. The story gets really interesting when the FBI and DEA enter the picture as they are hunting down Sara’s ex-husband, who is involved in the Colombian drug trade. Amidst all of this, we also meet the Mercers, who are suffering from their own tragic circumstances, as well as Sara’s sister Grace and Trent’s aunt Jane. Together, all of these characters and their relationships make a great story. This contemporary romance is full of hope and belief in the magic of Christmas. It is a wonderful, interesting book with a great ending. Highly recommended! ”

“There was something about this book that I could just relate to and really get into. I loved the characters and the story line. It was something different for a holiday read and once I started reading it, I just found it hard to put down. Highly recommended!!”

“If you like romance and mystery, you should like this book.”

“It had suspense, clean romance and Christmas miracles, who could ask for anything more!”

“Excellent story. No messy violence & great ending. I could not put it down. The whole story was about love & family & community at a very special time.”

Author: Morris Fenris and The Dust Jacket Designs

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
526 reviews