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PINEAPPLE MYSTERY BOX

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.

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SHIFTER’S MAGIC

Magic is found in the heart…

For Olivia Dawson, there’s nothing magic about the holidays. They’re only a convenient excuse to return home to her wolver pack where she can lick her wounds before she moves on. She won’t have to admit the truth. She won’t have to ask for the forgiveness she doesn’t deserve. She’s made so many mistakes, but the worst was leaving the wolver who shared her heart. That’s a mistake that can’t be fixed. Love lost can never be reclaimed.
As far as Brad Seaward is concerned, Livvy Dawson can’t move on soon enough. It doesn’t matter if his wolf comes alive at the sight of her. Once burned, twice shy is Brad’s motto and that hot little wolver burned his dreams to ash. Sure, he always knew it would end that way, but knowing didn’t take away the pain. So why take a second chance when the outcome will be the same?
But this is Gilead, a place with a magic all its own, where hearts are warm, secrets are hard to keep, and pack comes first. There’s shifter magic in the air as the Alpha’s Mate enlists the help of those around her to bring these two lovers back together – with a bonus for the pack.

PINEAPPLE MYSTERY BOX

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.

TOGETHER ALWAYS

A new body, a new life…
Because of a facial disfigurement, Nurse Grace Joye has never felt beautiful, and when she’s told a brain tumor will end her life within a matter of weeks, she’s devastated. Grace’s friend, psychiatrist Dr. Robert Andrews has been experimenting with spirit travel. He suggests that Grace transfers her spirit to the body of his newest patient—Mrs. Vanessa Knight, a gorgeous-looking woman who is soon to be released from life-support. Grace doesn’t need much convincing to take this drastic step. She will live on and realize her two dreams: to be a mother, and be loved by a man. Only to hear her soon-to-be husband’s whispered words just before the life-support is switched off: “Good-bye, darling. I’m glad I’ll never have to see you again.”

Lucas Knight has been contentedly preparing for Vanessa’s death. Throughout their marriage, this volatile woman had become increasingly vicious towards him and their young son. Therefore, he’s appalled and traumatized when, miraculously, she comes out of her coma. Strangely, this girl isn’t anything like the witch he’d said goodbye to. He could love this gentle angel. But, can he trust her to stay this way?

POCKETFUL OF BONES

Finnegan MacGillivray, red-haired, freckle-faced social pariah, finds solace in his mother’s garden, while she entertains “dates” in his home. When an accident takes the life of a friend, Finnegan buries the evidence amid the purple dead nettle and bougainvillea, and unearths a treasure trove of human remains. Did his house rest atop an ancient burial ground? Or was there a killer tucking him into bed at night?

His fascination with bones grows as fast as his obsession with his mother. She rejects his advances, and he escapes to the other side of the country. Years later, he returns to his childhood home, to the secrets and the guilt and the bones — and to fulfil his destiny.

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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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STRIKE

It’s time for more baseballs than a girl knows what to do with!

Every girl wants a fairytale life—every girl except Jaycee Shumway. She wants to keep her brother and sister out of the hands of Child Protective Services, find a way for her brother to attend college while she has the ability to support her young sister financially after he leaves. When the opportunity for easy money lands in her lap, desperation makes her risk it all.

Yes, she knew she was breaking the law, and yes, she knew she could wind up in jail. But, for once in her life, Jaycee needs cosmic forces to roll in her favor.

Professional baseball player, Reed Tyler, would be considered the perfect prince charming but not on the night he catches Jaycee breaking into his home. Naked and furious he turns the tables on the fighting burglaress to become the evil villain.

When reality snaps Reed back to the real world, how can he resist being a knight in shining armor when he discovers Jaycee holds the one thing he’s always wanted in his life?

Will his wicked mother ruin it all or will Jaycee stand up against the forces of destiny and grab her happy ending?

Throw in the cutest six-year-old you’ve ever met, a Goth brother wise beyond his years, and an old tomcat who melts your heart and you might laugh your way to your own forever after.

There’s three strikes in baseball, nine lives for a cat, and one chance at finding true love.

 

THE BLEEDING DUSK

Now the undead of Rome race to unravel an ancient mystery–and only one woman can stop them…
As Rome prepares for its Carnivale, the new leader of the city’s vampire hunters, Lady Victoria Gardella Grantworth de Lacy–must prove herself as never before. For, in order to gain access to the secrets of a legendary alchemist, Rome’s vampires have allied themselves with creatures as evil and bloodthirsty as they are.

Reluctantly, Victoria must turn to the enigmatic Sebastian Vioget for help–just as Max Pesaro arrives to help his fellow slayers, no matter what the price. Desire puts Victoria at the mercy of Sebastian, while loyalty binds her to Max…but can she trust either man?

Especially when a seductive vampire begins luring her into the shadows…

PINEAPPLE MYSTERY BOX

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.

COMING HOME

Dr. Elizabeth Abbott Fitzgerald has spent the last ten years of her life running; from tragedy, from family, from love. But now her mother’s failing health calls her home to Windsor Falls, North Carolina; to the place where her past awaits. Sam Bishop can’t believe his eyes when the love of his life returns after ten long years. All he wants is to clear his conscience and get back the family he lost when Connor, his best friend and Elizabeth’s husband died tragically. Could it really be true that time heals all wounds?