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51dBIxs57uLSOMMERVILLE HOLIDAYS ~ NEW RELEASE

Hopes and wishes and holiday kisses…Sommerville holidays.

Holiday Disaster: Days before Christmas, a librarian experiences plumbing issues and a Mr. Maintenance Man who isn’t nearly as jolly as Santa Claus.

The Littlest Angel: Two people. One ornament for the tree. Can a twosome find common ground and discover the true meaning of Christmas?

Holiday Handbag Extravaganza: Christmas Countdown is on! A hunk-a-licious customer pesters a boutique owner to locate a vintage handbag for his mother. Too bad the wedge between them is his sister, the meanest girl in town.

51oWfUcU5nLRESTLESS RANCHER ~ NEW RELEASE

If you like bad-boy heroes, western settings, and a sexy, sassy heroine you will love Jennifer Ryan’s newest Wild Rose Ranch book! Perfect for fans of Diana Palmer, Linda Lael Miller, and Jodi Thomas.

One minute down-on-his-luck rancher Austin Hubbard slept soundly, the next, a sassy spitfire dumped a pitcher of water on his head and woke him up—in more ways than one. Hired to help him rebuild his ranch, Sonya Tucker ends up helping him put the tattered pieces of his life back together. The capable, all-business accountant is on a mission to get the ranch up and running, but can he convince the temptingly beautiful woman to take a chance on him?

Sonya was dismayed that Austin had lost it all: money, family, respectability. Things she—who’d been raised by her mother at Nevada’s notorious brothel Wild Rose Ranch—only dreamed about. But working with the long, lean cowboy shows her that Austin is honorable to his core. Together they slowly grow to see what the love between them might bring.

But then Austin’s powder keg of a family feud explodes, exposing long-buried secrets, and threatening their new-found love…

51WA6NCAdTL._SY346_WOLF’S BANE

Summer camp is a traditional teenage rite of passage, but when you add supernatural powers to the typically high dosage of adolescent hormones – you get an even more combustible mix. Sixteen-year-old werewolf twins Kate and Logan Danvers are none too thrilled at being shipped off to a supernatural youth leadership conference in West Virginia.

From the moment they arrive at the camp, the twins sense something is off and they react in their usual manner – Logan reserving judgement and surveying the setup, while Kate charges forward determined to get answers. Kate and Logan quickly ascertain that most of the conference attendees have already formed hostile factions, leaving the twins and a few other misfits to band together.

What seems like teen hormones in overdrive becomes something much more dangerous, even deadly. Add in a strange magic-warded cabin in the woods and a local history rife with curses and macabre legends, and it becomes clear this was a really, really bad place to build a camp for teenage supernaturals.

Author’s note: This is book 1 in a YA duology. As with all my YA trilogies, this first book ends in a cliffhanger. Book 2, Wolf’s Curse, comes out in March.

51d-711jeVL._SY346_THE HOUSE OF LIES

From New York Times bestselling author Debra Burroughs…
P.I. Emily Parker and sexy police detective Colin Andrews are back, along with their close circle of friends, for another exciting and dangerous murder mystery with a thrilling dose of sweet romance.

Emily is fighting to clear a friend, who is the prime murder suspect, while Colin is working to put him in jail. The challenge is this – can they do their jobs, find the truth, keep from tearing their friendships apart while protecting their newlywed bliss–all without getting themselves killed?

***All the books available in The Paradise Valley Mysteries***
The Scent of Lies: Book 1
The Heart of Lies: Book 2
The Edge of Lies: Book 2.5 Short Story, the story of Evan & Emily
The Chain of Lies: Book 3
The Pursuit of Lies: Book 4
The Color of Lies: Book 4.5 Short Story, the story of Colin & Miranda
The Betrayal of Lies: Book 5
The Harbor of Lies: Book 6The House of Lies: Book 7
(*Most enjoyable if these books are read in order.)
PARADISE VALLEY MYSTERIES Box Set #1, Books 1 – 3PARADISE VALLEY MYSTERIES Box Set #2, Books 4 – 6

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51azMnz-BGLTHE LAKE HOUSE SECRET

A reluctant homecoming, two men from her past, and a chilling murder to solve…

Home is the last place reporter Jenessa Jones wants to be. It’s been 12 years since the journalist’s father sent her away, and the only thing that could bring her back was the man’s funeral. Assigned to cover a local discovery of human remains near a frighteningly familiar lake house, she is shocked when Logan, her high school love, is named the prime suspect.

Despite her better judgment, Jenessa digs deeper to clear Logan’s name. But when she discovers an old friend named Michael has matured into an arrestingly handsome police officer, she’s torn between the attractive lawman and her feelings of the past. As Jenessa uncovers clues and falls hard for Michael, she fears that leaning into a new love could condemn the old one…

Will Jenessa catch the killer and find her second chance at happiness before a town full of secrets consumes her all over again?

41Vxpm2pwVL._SY346_THIS PIECE OF MY HEART

She had her future all planned…until she met him.

Struggling to live up to the high expectations of overprotective parents and a hefty family name, Caryn Stevens only wants one summer of fun before she focuses on finishing her college degree. She knows her destiny—to lead her dad’s multi-million dollar business. But that plan changes forever the day she runs into—literally—sexy and single professional hockey player, Andrew Chadwick.

Sparks instantly fly between the two, and Caryn can’t resist his charms as she discovers that Andrew has a reputation of winning – both on and off the ice. One of the most eligible singles in Toronto, Andrew could have any woman he wants, and he’s got Caryn in sights. But, when Caryn’s parents disapprove of the match and threaten to disinherit her and his hockey team trades him to a new city, it may take more than love for the couple to survive this penalty play.

51gz79byWuL._SY346_CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVED

Take two stubborn fools, mix a touch of fate, stir in some desire, and you have the recipe for a Crazy Little Thing Called Love.

Sophia Shaughnessy left her beloved home in order to prove once and for all she was more than a pretty face to her family and ex-boyfriend, Tony. But, it backfired. When her grandmother needed her most, she wasn’t there.

Tony Morrison had been in love with the youngest Shaughnessy for almost as long as he’d been employed at her family’s ranch. Trouble was, he had secrets. Things he couldn’t tell anyone, especially the beautiful Sophia. So, he’d let her go.

But now she’d returned, bringing the winds of change to the Texas ranch, and Tony wasn’t sure he could protect her from the fallout.

51gn2CcVUkLA PERFECT STORM

A crippled boy, an unhappy girl, a cuddly puppy and a Christmas romance!

A senseless accident happens that puts Jenni’s ten-year-old son in a wheelchair while the rebellious girl who instigates the incident, shows anger rather than remorse. When it becomes imperative that the two be home-schooled, her bachelor father steps forward with his teaching degree and his appealing gray eyes, asking Jenna to let him teach both children.

Being a single mom who has to work, his request would certainly solve the problem of where her son could be educated until the New Year. But can she let her boy spend weeks with this dysfunctional family?

Chris finally gets custody of his daughter to find out that she hates the very sight of him. How can a man break through those barriers? Could the boy help – him and his new puppy… and the smart, beautiful woman he calls Mom?

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51G051XnI8L._SY346_ALL TOMORROW’S MEMORIES

After her own family is shattered, Willa Manning answers a plea from her adopted daughter’s biological grandparents to share in the life of their only grandchild. Her own health in unexpected jeopardy, Willa sells all she owns, and in a risky leap of faith moves cross-country to meet the couple. She soon finds herself reckoning with feelings for the acerbic, idiosyncratic attorney who brought them together. He doesn’t trust her motives. She doesn’t trust his. Willa determines every inch of give and take must secure her daughter’s future. Success will be on her terms and none other. The attorney is about to find this out the hard way.

511jWWXSwnL._SY346_THE PURSUIT OF LIES

She wants answers. He wishes he didn’t want her.
Can they stave off a killer long enough to give love a second chance?

Emily had lost her P.I. husband unexpectedly and now suspicious clues are starting to surface. To pay the mounting bills and solve his cold-case murder, she dives headfirst into the family business. When she takes on her first case, Emily’s biggest obstacle is the sexy cop who refuses to back down.

Detective Colin Andrews catches killers to forget his tragic past. When a pretty P.I. doubts his hunch about a murderer, he can’t close the case or get the gorgeous rival off his mind. But if he’s not careful, his budding feelings may prove to be a fatal distraction.

If you like your sleuths feisty, fun, and female, you’ll love private-eye Emily Parker!

51gVKl7O1RL._SY346_SPECIAL AGENT RYLEE

Rylee couldn’t believe her rotten luck…

Being chosen as one of the agents to play bodyguard to a spoiled billionaire while sailing on a Caribbean cruise depresses her… a lot. The dude – so important to the government that they’re willing to provide the best to protect him – won’t even know they’re in place. The big question – why her? She prefers work that matters, the dirty jobs, on the streets, in the trenches, and her boss knows it. Keeping Mr. Fancy Pants out of the clutches of a worshipping stalker, mercenaries and a man out to seek revenge for an old injustice just annoys her.

Not excited about his pending cruise, before boarding the ship, Jake Andrews sees an enticing woman on the pier and decides it might not be so bad after all. Becoming landlord to two stowaways – one being a tiny kitten – isn’t at all in his plans for this vacation either. His goal is to finish his phone app for the Pentagon, have a good long rest to heal from recent stress and take a break from being threatened, stalked and attacked.

But if he can spend some of the voyage romancing this chick, that might add enough spice to his days… and nights for the trip to prove eventful.

Surprise!

Eventful doesn’t even come close…

51citJkSFML._SY346_TEMPTED BY MR. WRONG

Sizzling romance with steamy love scenes, also a must in her novels, but it’s the characters that make this a five star and a must-read. I laughed, I swooned, I gasped (totally didn’t figure out the murderer until Biggar revealed it), I cried. Highly recommend!
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This is the first story I’ve read by Jacquie Biggar. It won’t be the last. TEMPTED BY MR. WRONG hits all the right romance notes
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How can something so wrong, feel so right?

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41FOxGXZDbLFOREVER VENTURED ~ NEW RELEASE

Wyatt Davies is faced with a hard choice: give up being a veterinarian or give up the family horse racing farm he inherited. He has one chance to save the farm and that chance lies with horse trainer Camila Callahan.

Camila was raised by the United Kingdom’s greatest horse trainer, and he taught her everything he knew. But everyone always saw her as the cute girl in pigtails riding on her dad’s shoulders instead of the great trainer she could be if given the chance. And then she saw an ad about an opportunity in the United States.

Camila leaves everything behind to go all in with Wyatt Davies only to discover Wyatt has a horse with huge potential. And with that potential comes a lot of danger. Wyatt and Camila are in a race to uncover the threat as both of their careers and lives are at stake.

After all . . . nothing ventured, nothing gained.

51iwLaYR2QL._SY346_A FAMILY AFFAIR: THE HOMECOMING ~ NEW RELEASE

Delilah O’Reilly and Nicholas Borado fell in love, married, and planned to spend a life together full of dreams, joy, and endless possibilities… until lies and betrayal tore them apart.

Delilah O’Reilly may have grown up in a small town, but there’s nothing small town about her. She’s the media genius of celebrity interviews and has the television show to prove it. Smart, confident, and in control, no one would ever guess that deep inside there’s a lonely girl with a sad past, one that includes a family secret and a man she’s never forgotten. When an on-air disaster explodes her career, she seeks refuge in the one place she swore she’d never return to—Magdalena, New York—her hometown.

Nick Borado was born to a life of wealth and privilege. As heir to a high-end men’s clothing dynasty, he’s always gotten what he wanted…and he wanted Delilah O’Reilly. When she betrays him, he spends years running from that pain, losing himself in reckless behavior and close calls. After a near-fatal miss, he realizes something has to change and heads to the small town she once told him could make a person invisible. Four months later, he’s still in Magdalena working at O’Reilly’s Bar & Grille and trying to figure out his life. Of course, the town thinks he’s just a bartender living paycheck to paycheck…

Six years have passed since Delilah and Nick saw each other, but they’ll meet up again in a most unlikely place—Magdalena, New York, Delilah’s hometown. Hurt and accusations will resurface, but they won’t stop the sparks from flying, or the town from wondering about this couple’s secret past…wondering too if Delilah and Nick might just have a chance for a future together…

 

51Rekt9vH1LA WOMAN’S WORTH ~ CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Gianne Marvray has been through the worst two years of her life physically and emotionally. After a battle with cancer and all it entails, she is finally ready to start living her life again. She wants to see new places, meet new people and experience new things, but she isn’t ready for the rollercoaster ride she’s about to embark on when she meets Las Vegas personal trainer and raw vegan foods advocate, Marc Stafford.

After a four year absence, Marc comes home to Atlanta to attend a family celebration in one of his brother’s honor. He’s not thrilled about seeing his father, but he has promised his mother that he won’t throw off the family balance by being the only one of their six sons absent. All Marc wants to do is make an appearance at the event and spend a little time with his brothers. Little does he know that this is the night he will meet the woman who will forever change his life.

**This book is part of a series but it is a standalone novel. No cliffhangers.***

51azMnz-BGLTHE LAKE HOUSE SECRET ~ ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

A reluctant homecoming, two men from her past, and a chilling murder to solve…

Home is the last place reporter Jenessa Jones wants to be. It’s been 12 years since the journalist’s father sent her away, and the only thing that could bring her back was the man’s funeral. Assigned to cover a local discovery of human remains near a frighteningly familiar lake house, she is shocked when Logan, her high school love, is named the prime suspect.

Despite her better judgment, Jenessa digs deeper to clear Logan’s name. But when she discovers an old friend named Michael has matured into an arrestingly handsome police officer, she’s torn between the attractive lawman and her feelings of the past. As Jenessa uncovers clues and falls hard for Michael, she fears that leaning into a new love could condemn the old one…

Will Jenessa catch the killer and find her second chance at happiness before a town full of secrets consumes her all over again?

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5127emlIS7LTHE BETRAYAL OF LIES ~ FREE

She’s a sassy private eye. He’s the sexy police detective in town. Can they solve a kidnapping case and save their happily ever after?

P.I. Emily Parker is finally moving forward with her relationship with Detective Colin Andrews–that is, until their wedding planner suddenly goes missing. Suspicions are flying that one of Emily’s closest friends may be involved, exposing friend Maggie’s darkest secrets.

Locked in a desperate race against time, can Emily and Colin find the woman and her abductor before someone winds up dead?

The Betrayal of Lies is Book 5 in the Paradise Valley romantic cozy mystery series. If you like captivating characters, juicy intrigue, and clean romance, then you’ll love New York Times bestselling author Debra Burroughs’ engaging mysteries.

41WAAV8va2L._SY346_THE WHITE CARNATION ~ $0.99

He’s watching, waiting…
The last person disgraced reporter Faye Lewis wants back in her life is Detective Rob Halliday, her former fiancé, the man she blames for ruining her career and breaking her heart. But when she discovers her best friend’s mother murdered, she doesn’t hesitate to call him.
Breaking up with Faye after she unjustly accused him of sabotaging her career was a crippling personal blow for Rob, but he coped by burying himself in his work. For the past year, his team has been hunting the Harvester, a serial killer who ritualistically murders new mothers and vanishes with their infants. What Rob doesn’t need is another case, especially one involving his ex-fiancée. But, when the killer’s newest victim resembles Faye, all bets are off.
When Faye is assaulted in her own apartment, Rob realizes that not only are these cases connected, Faye may be the key to finding the elusive killer, providing Rob can keep her out of the maniac’s hands.
Realizing her vulnerability, Faye agrees to set aside their past to work the case together, but the more they investigate, the more complex the situation becomes. The mad man has an agenda, one that involves Faye. Can they catch the Harvester before he finds Faye and reaps another prize?

519lH-WPA1LHIDDEN SECRETS

On the coast of Oregon, the small town of Siren Cove harbors frightening secrets . . 
 
NATURAL BEAUTY
Antiques shop owner Paige Shephard has a good eye for finding rare treasures in other people’s junk. But when it comes to her love life, her instincts aren’t so sharp. If only she could stop comparing every man she meets to her best friend, Quentin Radcliff . . .

A LAID-BACK LIFESTYLE
Opening a new restaurant in his former hometown of Siren Cove gives Quentin a much-needed break from the string of women he’s been dating—and allows him the space to reconnect with Paige. But being with her after all this time awakens a long-denied desire.
 
AN INESCAPABLE DANGER
With Quentin at her side—and in her bed—Paige should be happy at last. But she’s unsettled by a series of break-ins at her shop. Figuring out why she’s being targeted is as difficult as figuring out her complicated relationship with Quentin. And when a local woman disappears—and Quentin becomes the main suspect—they’ll have to dig deep into the deadly secrets of Siren Cove’s past to clear his name—and find any hope of a future together.

51flrrgilel._sy346_DANGEROUS PLACES

The 7 Deadly Sins have never been so – Deadly!
Or so much fun!

Meet Nikki Holden – she may know 140 characters but social media is not her venue. She’s an investigative reporter with more enemies than friends – and her friends are very shady.
She’s on the trail of a stunning story at Pleasure Island. And she doesn’t mind using her pick pocket talents or a well-aimed champagne cork or even a pair of 38’s (boobs not guns) to get her story.
She’s tenacious, sarcastic and an ex-con.

Meet Roman Cantrell – ex-army ranger who couldn’t stop fighting, he went off the grid doing Black Ops but came back to the US to start an international security firm.

He keeps popping into Nikki’s life at the most inconvenient times.

And he knows too much about her past.

He also knows she’s not capable of good behavior.

Is Roman looking for the person Nikki’s …kidnapped? Or is he looking for a more intimate connection.

One thing for sure –
They’re both heading into
murderously Dangerous Places

 

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51XyDe3cVqLTORN ~ CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

I understand how adultery happens. I know, your first thought is “Of course you can — you’re a cheater.” That’s true, but that’s certainly not the whole story.
That’s always what a cheater says, right? Once again, you are correct. If you’re looking for a typical romance, then run — run far.
After ten years of marriage I realized my husband barely touched me anymore. There was the obligational monthly sex, but even that was starting to fizzle. I was twenty-nine and he was thirty-two. We should’ve been doing it like bunnies, night and day, or at least a couple times a week, to be more realistic. But that hadn’t happened in years.
It didn’t hit me until I’d been gone a couple of weeks. Then when I got home we both fell asleep that night, me snuggled up against his back like we always slept. But that’s all we did. We just … slept.
No big deal you say?
Wrong. It was a very big deal.
It was the night I realized we had a real problem.
I have a choice to make, but I’m so torn. Do I stay where I’m at or do I go with Kaden, with the man who’s showing me I still have a lot to live for …

51k8DwDqYAL._SY346_THE GATE HOUSE SECRET ~ ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

The Gate House Secret is the 4th and final book of the exciting Jenessa Jones Mystery series.  
Reporter Jenessa Jones’ wedding is right around the corner…until her nemesis Grey Alexander digs up an explosive, long-buried secret and threatens to expose it unless she calls off the wedding.

Headstrong Jenessa is determined to fight to keep her skeletons buried, but soon she is rocked to the core when a scandalous murder jeopardizes her entire future. Can she uncover the killer, hold on to her fiancé, and make it to the altar unscathed?

51fs7JwfEHL._SY346_SOME LUCKY WOMAN ~ WOMEN’S FICTION

Some lucky women meet the man of their dreams and live happily ever after. Some lucky women focus on a career and make their own happily ever after. And then some women wake up after fifteen years of marriage and discover that their luck just ran out … right into the arms of another woman.

Jana Embers isn’t one to sit back, though. The first thing Jana realizes she needs to do is empty the joint bank account, then she’s thinking she might take a tire iron to her soon-to-be-ex-husband’s truck. After that, she’s not sure what she’ll do … Maybe she’ll adopt a cat.

Very quickly, Jana decides she doesn’t need a man. A perfectly sized and shaped device and writing about the perfect hero will more than suffice. Determined to share her philosophy, she pens You Don’t Need a Man, encouraging women everywhere to go out and experience life instead of waiting for a man to complete them.

Three years later, Jana has a New York Times bestseller and a contract for a movie adaptation, but she also has a shoulder injury, which has put a crimp in her new carefree lifestyle. Worse yet, she can’t write. Her only hope is Dr. Adrian Kijek, a renowned physical therapist who hates her simply because she wrote a book about not needing a man, or so she thinks ..

519tIGjUWgL._SY346_FROM THE MIST ~ TIME TRAVEL ROMANCE

From the mist and into his arms.

As a cooking show host, Megan Forrester spends most of her time on a TV studio set.

In the make-believe kitchen, her life is a five-course meal of achievement. But in the romance department—not so much. Megan has zero time for dating so when the chance of a fun-filled getaway with friends comes along, she grabs it, sans oven mitts, with both hands.

What she didn’t expect was getting lost in a mysterious fog and stumbling into the arms of an ex-pirate turned supply runner in the 1800s. One that catches her attention far more than the orange-blue flames of a chocolate and cherry sauce flambé.

Thankfully, rugged Everett Quinn is determined to help her survive in an era she knows nothing about. But the deeper she delves into this new world of high sea adventures with Everett, the more she starts to wonder if maybe—just maybe—she’s right where she’s supposed to be…