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FOOLPROOF

Jon Bradshaw needs a girlfriend stat. When he convinces Darcy Walker to be his wingman at a speed-dating event, one debacle leads to another, and before you know it, they’re the proud new owners of a dead body. Problem is, the body has a tie to Darcy…making her a person of interest in a murder.

Things quickly jump from bad to worse when someone hijacks the name of Darcy’s alter ego, framing “Jester” in a Hitchcock-like blend of crimes that leaves her head spinning.

In FOOLPROOF, Darcy battles an adversary who tests her IQ while she navigates the daunting worries of a high school senior. Add on the emotional fallout of her latest caper, a cop breathing down her neck, and a hot but stubborn boyfriend, and she’s at her wit’s end.

Can she find her zen and unmask the real murderer? Or get used to a life of prison orange?

 

 

PINEAPPLE MYSTERY BOX ~ $0.99

When a giant inflatable Halloween witch goes missing in the Pineapple Port retirement community, Charlotte’s eager to nab the culprit. Before she can lift a fingerprint, someone threatens to kill a new neighbor who looks like an adorable Pomeranian but possesses a disturbing talent for revenge. Moments later, a stranger demands the return of a mysterious wooden box… or else.
Charlotte’s boyfriend, Declan, isn’t having a great morning either. His calculating ex-girlfriend has returned to claim she’s the rightful owner of his pawn shop. She’s livid he’s found a new lady, too.
Eh. Things could be worse. At least Charlotte doesn’t know that a mojito-swilling killer who fed his grandmother to a cat is on his way to Pineapple Port…

Keywords: cozy mystery, female protagonist, humorous, amateur sleuth, romance, small towns.

 

GRAND MASTER’S PAWN ~FREE!

One young woman challenges the secret rulers of the galaxy, and risks a perilous love.

Violet dreams of exploring exotic planets as a Grand Master’s pawn. When life-threatening cracks appear in the teleportal web, Violet is tasked with investigating the disruption. Suspicions point to the twelve Grand Masters, and she must penetrate their curtain of secrecy to identify the culprit. Her challenges escalate when she meets the enigmatic man behind the griffin avatar. Armed with only her erratic powers and a mishmash of allies, she must challenge the most powerful beings in the galaxy.

Reminiscent of the science fiction stories of Andre Norton, Violet’s perilous adventures are sweetened by romance and a sprinkle of laughter.

RP DAHLKE DEAD RED MYSTERY SERIES 1-2-3 ~ FREE!

A DEAD RED CADILLAC (1st in the Dead Red Mystery Series)
When her vintage Cadillac is found tail-fins up in a nearby lake, the police ask Lalla Bains why an elderly widowed piano teacher, who couldn’t possibly see beyond the hood ornament, is found strapped in the driver’s seat.
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A DEAD RED HEART (2nd in the Dead Red Mystery Series) When a troubled, homeless veteran covers her vintage Cadillac with paper snowflakes, Lalla decides a showdown is needed, but that doesn’t mean she wants the man to drop dead at her feet—with a pair of blue handled scissors sticking out of his chest.
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A DEAD RED OLEANDER: (3rd in the Dead Red Mystery Series):Her beloved great aunt wants to barbecue dad’s side-kick, Bruce the goat, her man-hungry cousin has her sights set on her top pilot, and her new hire is really a CPA hiding from a vicious Las Vegas hitman. Then things really start to get messy.
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See What Readers are Saying:
A Dead Red Cadillac: “This book was an amazing fast paced read and had me hooked from chapter one! Lalla Bains, Ex Model and now Ag Pilot for her dad’s company is realistic, likable, strong, wise-cracking sleuth!” Holly Newhouse Guidry “LovesBooks”
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A Dead Red Heart: “As suspect by suspect convinces you one way and then the other this highly intense mystery killing will keep you on the edge of your seat…Author R.P. Dahlke will skillfully toss you around like a rag doll with evidence hitting you on every turn.” Valerie Caraotta (TOP 1000 REVIEWER)
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A Dead Red Oleander: “Janet Evanovich meets aero-ag pilots.” The Kindle Book Review
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Bonus Books: 2 in a Romantic Sailing Mystery Trilogy
A DANGEROUS HARBOR: When Katrina Hunter takes a required leave of absence from the SF police department to sail to Mexico, she discovers a floater close to her first port-of-call. Doing her civic duty brings her into the Ensenada police station where she comes face-to-face with her unfortunate past, and perhaps the love of her life.
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HURRICANE HOLE:Marooned in Baja, Mexico, a Chechen arms dealer is waiting for the right diver to retrieve the deadly cargo on the bottom of the Sea of Cortez. But when the Queen of daytime drama, Leila Hunter Standiford, happens to admire a beautiful vintage Alden and its handsome captain, she doesn’t realize that the boat will soon burn to the water line, or that a dead body will be found below, or that the captain has been targeted as a sacrificial diver.
***See What Readers are saying:
A Dangerous Harbor: “If you love the sea and pirates you will absolutely enjoy this tale. I read it in two days and it was full off seafaring adventure.” Meredith Stanfield
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Hurricane Hole: “I’ve read every novel published by R.P. Dahlke. Although I have loved each one, I find “Hurricane Hole” to be the best one yet. I love the way the author made me feel like I was actually south of the border myself, living on a well-appointed sailboat. The details about the sailing world were engaging without being boring. The characters come to life, and not always the life you expect them to live. There was just enough romance to appeal to the softie in me, without over-shadowing the exciting – and intriguing – murder/suspense/thriller storyline: Gail M. Hall

 

 

 

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COMING SOON—MARCH 2!

Heartache. Betrayal. Forgiveness. Redemption… It’s time to head back to Magdalena, New York, and spend a little time with the people we love to love and even a few we love to hate.

He’s lost his fortune… She’s nursing a broken heart…When fate steps in, will love prevail?

Pete Finnegan had it all–money, power, status, a future wife, until he lost it all in one huge financial “gamble.” Now he’s back in his hometown of Magdalena, trying to figure out what to do with his life. When Nate Desantro offers him a job fixing up a cabin one hundred miles away, he jumps at the opportunity. Peace and solitude in the woods away from busybodies and do-gooders, is exactly what he needs to contemplate his future.

But Pete doesn’t expect to find a beautiful woman staying at the cabin.

Elissa Cerdi has escaped to the Blacksworth cabin to heal her broken heart. As Gloria Blacksworth’s former caregiver, she’s agreed to honor the dead woman’s last request by mailing letters to select residents of Magdalena. When Elissa meets Pete, she doesn’t know he has ties to Magdalena, and she certainly doesn’t know the final letter she plans to mail is about his father.

Pete and Elissa are both in need of healing and maybe that’s why they agree to shut down the outside world and pretend nothing exists but what’s inside the cabin. Could that also be why they’re able to open up to one another, talk about disappointments, hurts, betrayals, and hopes?

Because it’s all pretend?

Is that why passion consumes them, burns them with a need they’ve never felt before?

Is it so powerful because it isn’t real?

Except it is.

When Pete uncovers the truth about Elissa’s part in Gloria Blacksworth’s cruel scheme for vengeance, he feels betrayed and questions everything that happened in the cabin. As weeks pass and the couple forge separate lives, Pete must decide if he can open his heart once again to forgiveness and love.

Note: Gloria Blacksworth’s letters aren’t the only ones floating around Magdalena. When Nate and Christine Desantro visit the cabin, they discover six letters written by Charles Blacksworth that could change lives forever. Now they must decide what to do with them. Stay tuned!

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This is the first book in the New York Times Bestselling Bluegrass Brothers series. This series is the follow-up series to Kathleen Brooks’ bestselling Bluegrass Series.

When danger and passions flare it’s best to find cover…

Cade Davies is a former Special Forces soldier who is now a high school teacher and football coach. And something is trying to kill his players. He’s been too busy trying to keep his players alive, while also avoiding the Davies Brothers marriage trap set by half the town, to pay attention and to the fiery redhead who has swept into his small town.

DEA Agent Annie Blake was undercover to bust a drug ring that preys on high school athletes in the adorable, small town of Keeneston. She had thought to keep her head down and listen to the local gossip to find the maker of this deadly drug. What Annie didn’t count on was becoming the local gossip. With marriage bets being placed and an entire town aiming to win the pot, Annie looks to Cade for help in bringing down the drug ring before another kid is killed. What she didn’t intend on was becoming the next target.

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The plan was not to fall in love.

Logan Wentworth’s career means everything to him. To win a promotion and upstage his colleagues, he needs to get himself a fiancée —fast.

He asks his friend, supermodel, Daisy Roberts, the outrageous task of becoming his fake fiancée to advance his career.

Daisy’s career has plummeted—she wants to say no, but she’s in a tight spot. Logan’s request to pretend to be his fiancée has some perks. After all, he’s a hard-nosed lawyer with a body built for passion and can strike a deal with the devil and win if he chooses. And this silver-tongued devil can talk her into anything.

Logan’s strategy backfires when the promotion requires he keep his “fiancée” for real. But Daisy doesn’t want a Mr Right for now and will only settle for a Mr Right for forever.

Can Daisy prove to Logan that love is far more important than a career?

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College freshman Estelle Wright has it all: a superpower, a flying horse, and a hunky boyfriend. All is threatened when her old enemy swears vengeance, ruthless killers target Atalanta, and Toby is under pressure to dump her. But, Estelle’s knack of finding trouble scuttles his plans. Their lives are at stake as they face agonizing decisions. The wrong choice leads to disaster.

If you enjoy superhero adventures with quirky animals, thrilling chases and a rollercoaster romance, read this fun story.

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COMING SEPTEMBER 27TH—PREORDER NOW!

Blood makes you related; Murder makes you family!

Riley Ashcroft discovers that being born into one of the most prominent and powerful families in Massachusetts doesn’t mean a life of ease. Far from it. Since her father, Jack Ashcroft, took his own life thirteen years ago, she has lived in the shadow of scandal. When her grandmother’s personal secretary is brutally murdered, Riley begins to suspect everything she has been told as a child was a lie. Feeling betrayed, she vows to expose her family’s darkest secrets.

Josh Kincaid, an investigative reporter, is on the heels of a major story. Thirteen years ago, Harrison Taylor’s fate lay in the hands of his lawyer, Jack Ashcroft. In the midst of rumors and scandal, Ashcroft committed suicide and Taylor’s fate was decided. Taylor is a convicted killer, but his grandmother has never stopped believing in his innocence. Now, the woman of meager means has offered a reward for any information that will free her grandson. Kincaid’s interest is peaked, but it isn’t until an anonymous tip suggests that the convicted killer was framed that he takes on the case.

Determined that the sins of the past be revealed, Kincaid and Riley search together for answers to the questions that were silenced by Jack Ashcroft’s death. But there is a killer out there that has already proven he will do whatever necessary to keep those secrets buried.

In this tale of deceit and twisted revenge, the two soon realize that no one can be trusted, not even each other…

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The Armstrong brothers are wealthy, wild-at-heart bad boys—until their father’s will demands they prove themselves and marry in order to inherit their fortune.

Eldest brother Cooper channels his reckless spirit into becoming CEO of his own airline. The only thing better than the adrenaline rush of flying is his one-night stand with a stunning stranger. At first he doesn’t recognize the fiery barista he clashes with years later at an airport coffee shop. But when Stormy Halifax turns up as his new house sitter, Cooper knows she’s his Cinderella. And he doesn’t just want her in his mansion. He wants her back in his bed.

Stormy can’t believe she’s living under Cooper’s roof. Gorgeous and arrogant, he’s convinced she’ll surrender again—and he’s right. But just as Stormy is succumbing to a world of pleasure, her trust is shattered. And the biggest challenge Cooper has ever faced will be proving he wants Stormy, now and forever, for all the right reasons.

Turbulent Intentions was originally published as Below the Radar – The Billionaire Aviators. This edition has been completely edited and revised, including significant plot changes.

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In this humorous, contemporary romance, Angelina Serrano is determined to prove to her two bossy brothers and especially her doting Papá that she not only has the skills, but the gumption to work with them in family accounting firm in Santiago, Chile. To do this, she makes a bargain with her father, that in two years, she will have opened her own firm in Victoria, Canada and paid off the majority of its debt. But what’s a girl going to do when two months before the deadline, an unforeseen earthquake, a sassy teenage runaway and a charge of theft are obstacles she’s forced to overcome. Top that with her meeting the most dangerous complication of all, a handsome Search & Rescue hero with cat-green eyes full of pure temptation and a tendency to screw up whenever he’s near her. After rescuing him time and again, she’s ready to let love in only he’s skittish and proves to be her biggest challenge.

Search & Rescue worker, Dr. Joe Davidson, has never had a victim save him before and the fact that this South American beauty comes through for him three times is a large burr in his backside. This Angel is no plaything like his other conquests but he’ll never be caught in the marriage trap like his five, hen-pecked brothers. If only he can stay away from her long enough so his disloyal body and the fierce hunger eating away his willpower will accept that she’s off-limits.

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College freshman Estelle Wright has it all: a superpower, a flying horse, and a hunky boyfriend. All is threatened when her old enemy swears vengeance, ruthless killers target Atalanta, and Toby is under pressure to dump her. But, Estelle’s knack of finding trouble scuttles his plans. Their lives are at stake as they face agonizing decisions and the wrong choice may lead to disaster.

If you enjoy superhero adventures with quirky animals, thrilling chases and a rollercoaster romance, read this fun story.

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UPCOMING RELEASE AUGUST 31!

Can the past heal the future?

Ninety-one-year-old Marvin Hermesch is determined to find out.

After sneaking out of the retirement home on a hot and humid Sunday afternoon, Marvin embarks upon a journey. His memory is deteriorating fast, and he’s having difficulty recalling the face of his deceased wife, Ruthie.

As his short-term memory slips, it awakens memories buried deep from his younger days and vivid nightmares of his youth, including the horrors of World War II.

Armed with an empty journal, some water, and his trusty old truck, Marvin heads to his childhood home in the backwoods of Grant County, Arkansas for one last journey; one final battle.

Marvin fights to regain control of his mind and body by confronting the tragedies of the past in hopes of healing the future.

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Suspenseful and fast-paced, this short story will introduce you to crime in Las Vegas and to the people who fight that crime, Detective Aurora Morelli and Detective Kai Lawson. These are the same characters who star in the full-length sequel “Roll the Dice” and in the complete box collection The Vegas Series.
Forced to take on a new partner, after a serial rapist attacks her former one, annoys Aurora big time. Especially when he’s the kind of cowboy hotshot she normally stays as far away from as possible. But, because they both want this criminal more than anything else, they ignore the irritating explosions they set off from one another. Finding this slimeball becomes their ultimate goal.

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If Justine Hale had the time, she’d get in her car and go crazy. She owns two kids, an ex mother-in-law and a bankrupt mother. Money scarce, she moves all into a run-down, two-hundred-year-old house. Lottie Roberts offers to help. She’s bossy. She cooks. It’s her house. So what if she’s betwixt and between? Before Lottie can say squat, Tucker Highsmith steals her thunder with his lazy grin, sexy Alabama drawl and Mr Fix-it talent. Plagued with the demands of her family, Justine dismisses ghost and guy alike. But hidden agendas prevail and Justine is caught in the middle. 

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Teen superhero, Starrella, and her flying horse combat vicious villains in the skies of Atalanta.

The quiet summer before her freshman year turns frighteningly weird after Estelle Wright trespasses onto an Army base. Blown into the air and knocked unconscious, she wakes with a nascent superpower. Not to mention a winged horse with a snarky attitude and a mind of her own.

Back home in Atalanta, a serial killer is targeting the students at Goldman University. Before long she must juggle college classes with sneaking out of the house after dark to battle alien monsters. Estelle’s life is in danger, but who can she trust: handsome Mark Copper from military intelligence, or hunky Toby, the tough gangster with a motorbike? Both men have secret agendas, but falling in love is not in their plans.

Alien superpowers, quirky animal sidekicks, and a dash of romance enliven this thrilling adventure.Book 1 of the Secret Supers.

ROMANTIC PICKS #FRIDAYSFIND #NEWRELEASE Starrella Falls by Aurora Springer

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Teen superhero, Starrella, and her flying horse combat vicious villains in the skies of Atalanta.

The quiet summer before her freshman year turns frighteningly weird after Estelle Wright trespasses onto an Army base. Blown into the air and knocked unconscious, she wakes with a nascent superpower. Not to mention a winged horse with a snarky attitude and a mind of her own.

Back home in Atalanta, a serial killer is targeting the students at Goldman University. Before long she must juggle college classes with sneaking out of the house after dark to battle alien monsters. Estelle’s life is in danger, but who can she trust: handsome Captain Copper from military intelligence, or hunky Toby, the tough gangster with a motorbike? Both men have secret agendas, but falling in love is not in their plans.

Alien superpowers, quirky animal sidekicks, and a dash of romance enliven this thrilling adventure.Book 1 of the Secret Supers.

ROMANTIC PICKS #BOOKBUBFOLLOW #GIVEAWAY Aurora Springer

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Fight for freedom. Fight to survive – For refugees from an overcrowded Earth, dreams of a better life on an alien planet transform into a terrifying battle for survival.

Nothing will stand in the way of Tiger Lily’s dream of escaping the subterranean slums of Terra and visiting the stars. She enters the fierce competition for a place in the scout team on the next spaceship to the remote planet of Delta, where an earlier colony disappeared. Before the ship departs, the arrival of a mysterious message from Delta suggests that the descendants of the first colonists may have survived.

A risky mission to seek the lost colony exposes the team to unexpected dangers, and they encounter a grim warrior in the isolated valley. Has Tiger Lily met her match in the tortured man? Where is he leading them? And who are the real rulers of this strange world?

Do you enjoy exciting adventures with alien encounters? Do you like your science fiction with a dash of romance? Read “A Tale of Two Colonies”, a story of betrayal, survival and hope by indie author, Aurora Springer.