Disposition of Remains by Laura T Emery

Stacia Altman has just received some terrible news. Life-altering news. In fact, life-ending news. She was just diagnosed with a terminal disease. Worse yet, she’s not sure if her death will matter to anyone—including herself.

Once an adventurous young girl with a passion for art history, Stacia has somehow evolved into a sarcastic and listless 38-year-old wife of an ultra-controlling husband—a process she didn’t even realize was taking place until it was too late.

Instead of lying down on the tracks and waiting for a train to run her over, Stacia decides to abandon the societal role she has played, in order to piece together whatever shreds of her life she can, before it’s too late.

While fighting her way through the stages of grieving, Stacia finds great friends, love, and most importantly, humor. As she travels the globe solving the mystery of her life and coming to terms with her inevitable death, she ultimately discovers that the end might just be the beginning…of a greater adventure.

Follow Stacia on her journey of spiritual awakening, physical pleasure, and discovery of self—a tale told from within her urn.

Author: Laura T Emery

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
79 reviews

Wedded Blintz (Lexy Baker Cozy Mystery Series Book 7) by Leighann Dobbs

Lexy Baker is finally tying the knot with hunky homicide detective Jack Perillo. She’s planned the perfect wedding right down to her custom designed gown. Nothing can go wrong.

… Until Lexy stumbles across a double murder and one of the victims is a Bridezilla that Lexy had a major fight with just hours before. This time Jack can’t help her because he’s been taken off the case and the gum chewing ditzy rookie that’s replaced him has put Lexy at the top of the suspect list.

Lexy calls on her amateur detective grandmother to help her find the real killer while she’s juggling wedding plans, trying to run her bakery and entertaining her parents who are in town for the wedding.

Will Lexy end up with handcuffs slapped on her wrist instead of a wedding ring slid on her finger?

Author: Leighann Dobbs

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
121 reviews

Beauty and the Feast by Julia Barrett

Eva Raines is an uncomplicated country girl who’s all about food. Eva moves to the Napa Valley where her culinary skills come to the attention of the owners of a start-up and Eva finds her niche as a personal chef. Now all she needs is a man as perfect as her cooking, but she has serious doubts such a creature exists.When wealthy entrepreneur, winery owner, and noted lothario, Gabriel Abbott, makes plans to seduce his flavor of the month, his assistant hires All Things to All People to cater a gourmet dinner. Eva expects to use her way with food to showcase the startup. What she unexpectedly discovers is that her culinary skills showcase far more. Gabriel Abbott finds himself seduced by her voice and the sensual flavors and textures of her food and his previous plans are quickly forgotten. He begins to obsess about meeting his little chef in person. He’s not alone. Once Eva hears Gabe’s voice and spends time in his home in the Napa Valley, she begins to wonder about the real man and her dreams of him are so hot they could ignite a barbecue.When Eva and Gabe finally come face to face, the question is, how hot will their fire burn?

Author: Julia Barrett

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
177 reviews

There Are No Men: A Romantic Comedy (Rom-Com on the Edge Book 1) by Carol Maloney Scott and Nick Rissmeyer

THERE ARE NO MEN is the debut novel of Carol Maloney Scott, a promising new addition to the romantic comedy/chick lit genre. Look for even more laugh out loud humor in 2015!

Divorced thirty-something Claire doesn’t know who’s in her dating pool—but she’s doing her best to avoid shark infested waters. Leaving her clueless and insensitive husband behind was a smart move after losing her fertility, but now she’s riding the wave of flying toupees, strange men in leather thongs and drunken nights in painfully impractical shoes. Claire desperately wanted to be a mother, but now she’ll settle for one middle aged man worthy of a second date.

After a long drought, men are flooding her shores and she’s drowning in choices. There’s Justin, the 25-year-old IT boy-genius with the GQ looks and cougar fetish, who won’t take ‘no’ for an answer. A woman would have to be a blind, lesbian nun not to fall for him, but he reminds Claire of her wasted youth. And then the charming but mysterious Dr. Nathan appears, but he’s cheating on her with his medical mistress—a demanding cardiology practice.

To further rock her boat, Claire’s ‘stable’ career in publishing has been tossed about by her floundering company’s launch of a new line of trendy, salacious books. Cookbooks aren’t selling these days, but erotica is flying off the shelves—and challenging Claire’s attitude about sex, work . . . and her tempestuous new life.

When her best friend convinces her to buddy up to the aspiring writer who just moved in across the street, Claire rejects the idea—he has already caught her in more than one embarrassing and scantily clad situation. Giving in to her friend’s nudging, she tries to ignore the details she discovers about him, including his hard rock night gig and his mesmerizing blue eyes, in the hopes his literary talents can pull her publishing house up from the bottom of the ocean.

Claire’s dilemma begs the question: Are there NO men or TOO MANY?

Author: Carol Maloney Scott and Nick Rissmeyer

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
93 reviews

Lila Blue by Annie Katz

What would happen if you took a bright, neglected girl out of a marginal home and placed her in the perfect environment for healing and growth? Lila Blue, a heartwarming coming of age novel set on the Oregon Coast in the summer of 1985, answers that question. Cassandra feels lost when mother puts her on a Greyhound bus with nothing but a business card of a relative she’s never met. Imagine her surprise when she ends up perched on the edge of a magnificent beach with Lila Blue, a wise grandmother who welcomes her with open arms. During the next several weeks, Cassandra falls in love with her grandmother and with Rainbow Village, a caring community of artisans and eccentrics, and she envisions a rich, passionate life for herself in this new home. Now that Cassandra knows her true heart’s desire though, she fears her self-indulgent mother will take her back on a whim. If you love believable characters who grow through adversity to become independent, creative individuals, you’ll love Lila Blue.

For many years Annie Katz worked on the Oregon Coast as a barber, waitress, bookstore clerk, and college teacher. Her life there inspired the delightful characters and dramatic adventures of Rainbow Village, the fictional world of Lila Blue. Now Annie lives in Maui, where she loves reading, writing, singing, and playing on the beach. Aloha!

Author: Annie Katz

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
101 reviews

A Good Man Gone (Mercy Watts Mysteries Book 1) by A.W. Hartoin

***Diver Down (Mercy Watts Mysteries Book 2) has been released*** It’s summer in St. Louis and Mercy Watts is on vacation from her parents. The great detective and his nosy wife are on a cruise and Mercy thinks she’s off the hook for doing any investigating for them. But when a family friend has a fatal heart attack, Dad has one of his famous feelings and orders Mercy to look into it. Mercy tries not to get sucked in. She really does, but she’s her father’s daughter. Soon Gavin’s death leads to a more grisly one, the death of a bride on her wedding day. Can the two be connected? Was Gavin murdered? Now Mercy can’t stop. You do for family. That’s all there is to it.

Author: A.W. Hartoin

Rating: Rating: 4.10 / 5
448 reviews

A Cold Day for Murder (A Kate Shugak Investigation Book 1) by Dana Stabenow

Somewhere in the hinterlands of Alaska, among the millions of sprawling acres that comprise The Park, a young National Park Ranger has gone missing. When the detective sent after him also vanishes, the Anchorage DAs department must turn to their reluctant former investigator, Kate Shugak. Shugak knows The Park because shes of The Park, an Aleut who left her home village of Niniltna to pursue education, a career, and the righting of wrongs. Kates search for the missing men will take her from self-imposed exile back to a life shed left behind, and face-to-face with people and problems she’d hoped never to confront again. The first novel in the popular Kate Shugak Series, A Cold Day for Murder established Dana Stabenow as a new voice in Alaskan mystery writing, and earned her an Edgar Award.

Author: Dana Stabenow

Rating: Rating: 4.00 / 5
1074 reviews

NEVER KISS A STRANGER (Never Say Never Book 1) by Winter Renshaw and Louisa Maggio LM Creations

***AMAZON TOP 100 BESTSELLER***

It was an innocent mistake…

All workaholic real estate broker Addison Andrews wanted was one night of pleasure, and picking the right guy was no different than shopping from a catalog thanks to the dating app on her phone. His name was Wilder, and his profile was blank – just a sexy picture of a man who promised every wicked intention of a one-night stand.

The agreement was simple. One night. No last names. But the second their bodies melded together in the sheets of their posh Manhattan hotel room, there was no denying they fit together like two pieces of a broken puzzle.

There’s just one problem…

Addison unknowingly swiped right on the one man she wasn’t supposed to be with – her new stepbrother. All it takes is one bite of forbidden fruit to become addicted, but being with him has major consequences for their entire family. And if anyone found out about them, the career she worked so hard to build would crumble to the ground.

But Wilder Van Cleef doesn’t care about the possibility of a scandal. He wants her, and he’s willing to do whatever it takes.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a standalone, full-length romance novel with NO cliffhanger. Contains a dominating alpha male hero and scenes of a sexual nature. Please be 18+.

Author: Winter Renshaw and Louisa Maggio LM Creations

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
236 reviews

Tainted (G Street Chronicles Presents) by NeNe Capri

Love, fear and closely guarded secrets rule the hearts of four friends. When circumstances and unexpected events unfold the hidden truths, will the love dispel the fear? Or will the secrets breed a hatred that ultimately crushes and destroys every bond they have built between them?

Take a walk through the dark pages of “Tainted” and find out why loyalty is everything and betrayal carries the penalty of death.

Author: NeNe Capri

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
139 reviews

Shattered Palms (Lei Crime, Book 6) by Toby Neal

***FINALIST*** 2015 Best Cover Design, International Book Awards
Maui is lush mountains, cloud forest and exquisite birdsong—but for Detective Lei Texeira, arrows break that peace.
Someone is stalking poachers that are capturing Maui’s rarest birds, and Lei pursues the case with her usual leap-first, look-later style—but will she be able to catch a killer, save the birds, and still make it to her own wedding? Shattered Palms is a roller coaster ride from the top of Haleakala to the beach and back again, with extinction at stake.

“Toby Neal creates a captivating balance of the beauty of the islands contrasted with the ugliness of murder, and complicated by the trials of Lei’s personal life. A must-read for Neal fans.” Thomas K. Matthews, author of Rejection.

Author: Toby Neal

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
263 reviews