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Zoey Mathers had everything going for her until one night she lost her biggest client, her job, and her reputation. Leaving her life up to fate, Zoey closed her eyes and pointed. She would serve out her career exile in the small mountain town of Moonshine Hollow where moonshine flowed as freely as a mountain stream.

Giving up the law to become a baker in Moonshine Hollow turned out to be the best thing Zoey had ever done. She was happy and enjoying life in her new small town. But Zoey should have learned the first time . . . one night can change your whole life.

After unknowingly crashing a battle between witches, Zoey accidentally becomes a witch herself. That’s all before Zoey stumbles over a murder victim and the town’s sheriff becomes involved. Now she’s trying to find a murderer, stop two old witches from playing matchmaker, and learning she’s way more than a mere accidental witch.

And that’s all before fate turns up one more sexy hunk of a twist . . .

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The first book in a Curse Keepers spinoff series by New York Times bestselling author Denise Grover Swank writing as D.G. Swank.

Piper Lancaster might be Asheville’s most popular ghost whisperer, but she’s an unbeliever. While her clients believe she’s exorcising their ghosts, Piper knows she’s really helping them settle their inner demons—because any sane person knows ghosts aren’t real.

After the astonishing reappearance of the ruins of the Lost Colony of Roanoke, belief in the supernatural is at an all-time high, and people are seeing ghosts in every shadow. Business is better than ever. But there’s one problem—the reemergence of the Lost Colony has awakened both the supernatural world and Piper’s very real talent as a medium.

She’s soon confronted with evidence she can’t deny. Ghosts exist, and worse, so do demons. As if that weren’t enough, Asheville has a new resident demon that’s intent on killing her, and a sinfully handsome stranger who says she’s the only one who can destroy it.

Barely able to accept the complete reversal in her convictions, Piper must discover-and embrace—her true identity before it’s too late.

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Beautiful Yolande comes from an exotic line of exorcists—a talent she considers a gift—and a curse. In fourteenth century England, a female exorcist who is also black is an oddity. She is sought after and trusted to quiet the restless dead and to send revenants to their final rest.

Geraint the Welshman captures Yolande’s heart with his ready smile and easy ways, and the passionate fire of his spirit. An entertainer, he juggles and tumbles his way through life—but there is a serious side to him that runs deep. He offers Yolande an added strength in her work and opens his heart to her with a love such as she’s never known.

But Yolande is not free to offer Geraint her love completely—not until her “time of seven” has passed.

Can the powerful attraction between them withstand the powers of evil who mean to separate them forever? Yolande’s conscience and conviction force her to face this evil head-on—but can Geraint save his Dark Maiden…

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Newly minted P.I. duo Lalla and Pearlie Bains, are thrilled at the prospect of signing a well-connected judge as a client.
But then a stranger persuades Lalla’s dad’s two foster boys to release a cage of chickens in the county courthouse and the distraction is used to cover the judge’s murder.
Now Lalla and Pearlie are in a race to catch a killer before the killer decides two boys will have to be silenced…permanently.

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Andie Rogé craves control like some people crave chocolate. But she can’t control her feelings when she encounters Vincent Dubois at Lizzie Borden’s Bar.

Tortured by blood lust that has ruled him for almost two hundred years, Vincent is unprepared for the pull he feels toward Andie. He can only surrender to what he knows is fate.

Offered a cure from a rare black orchid, he faces an agonizing choice—take the only dose and join Andie in the human life he so deeply desires or give the cure to his Kindred brother to stop his bloody rampage. Fate brought them together but will it destroy their chance at a future?

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AMAZON     NOOK     ITUNES     KOBO

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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A guarded heart is a lonely heart . . .

Piper Davies is a leading researcher in the fields of viruses and nanotechnology. All she ever wanted was to help save lives. But her newest creation has the potential to be manipulated to kill a single person, as well as launch a global pandemic if it ever landed in the wrong hands. And unfortunately, someone knows what she’s created and will stop at nothing to get it. Piper’s family hires someone to protect her when the threats become dangerous.

Security specialist Aiden Creed knew all too well what someone would do to get their hands on Piper’s viral nanotech creation. His time in the British Army’s Special Air Service exposed him to the true evil that hid throughout the world. What he didn’t count on when he accepted this assignment was the danger Piper posed to his heart.

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Newly minted P.I. duo, Lalla and Pearlie Bains, are thrilled at the prospect of signing well-connected Judge Borrega as a client.
But then a stranger persuades her dad’s two foster boys to release a cage of chickens in the county courthouse and the distraction is used to cover a murder.
Now Lalla and Pearlie are in a race to catch a killer before the killer decides two boys will have to be silenced…permanently.

 

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Newly minted P.I. duo, Lalla and Pearlie Bains, are thrilled at the prospect of signing well-connected Judge Borrega as a client.
But then a stranger persuades her dad’s two foster boys to release a cage of chickens in the county courthouse and the distraction is used to cover a murder.
Now Lalla and Pearlie are in a race to catch a killer before the killer decides two boys will have to be silenced…permanently.

ScreamfortheCamera (1)SCREAM FOR THE CAMERA ~ UPCOMING RELEASE January 29th!

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AMAZON      NOOK     ITUNES    KOBO

A murder…broadcast for thousands to see…has just become a viral sensation.

A brutal, methodical murderer, known as the Facebook Live Killer, has cold-bloodedly killed vibrant, beautiful young women in front of the whole world. The heartless bastard streams the footage on Facebook Live.

The latest killing stuns the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Known for its sun, sand, and sea, the vacation paradise hasn’t seen a murder in over ten years. Now the residents fear a murderer lives among them…taunting them…terrified this is only the beginning.
For Massachusetts State Police Detective, Lieutenant Mason Conrad, the case couldn’t have come at a worst possible time. His life is in the midst of an upheaval. Newly divorced, he is heavy in debt with a child to raise. But he knows the clock is ticking. Someone who blatantly kills in this manner won’t stop.
Moving to the island five years ago, Ettie Harwell came with secrets. Secrets she had hoped never to reveal. Then, the haunting dreams returned. Night after night, visions pull her back into the world she’d prayed she’d never have to face again.
The murders have thrown Mason and Ettie together, plunging them into, not only the Dark Web but a dark world. They have no choice but to track down a demon-possessed killer before he strikes again…time is running out.

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A Genie who has travelled throughout time…
Two Demon Gypsies with an insatiable quest for power…
And the teen girls whose existence threatens them all.

Charlotte and Samantha appear to be average high school teens. In fact, as far as the popular girls are concerned, they’re a little below average. But when they accidentally release Suki from her genie’s bottle, they trigger a series of events that place them in grave danger.

Now, it’s up to Suki to protect the girls from the unwanted attention of Raven and Phineas, two demon gypsies who will stop at nothing — even murder — to possess the mysterious amulet that Suki’s releasors receive.

While the girls innocently expect to use their wishes to find boyfriends, Suki knows that her job requires steering them clear of danger. Coming to Suki’s assistance is James, a handsome supernatural and her own lover and protector throughout the ages. The one thing that Suki can’t safeguard…her own heart.

51dmtd1whxlA LETHAL LEGACY~COMING MARCH, 12

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TREASURE OR TREACHERY?

Douglas Island sits off the coast of New York State, its imposing cliffs warning away visitors. Still, Finn Douglas has big plans for his inheritance and the rambling manor house that dominates the landscape. He has a vision to turn the island into a resort getaway for overworked city dwellers. But when the broken body of his business partner is found at the base of the rocky escarpment, he fears it wasn’t an accident.

Special Agent Craig Frasier agrees to help his cousin Finn by investigating and, with psychologist Kieran Finnegan at his side, heads to the island. As Craig and Kieran delve into the history of the Douglas estate, they discover that the property comes complete with strange lore and a blood-soaked past. Something evil seems to be lurking in the caverns that run beneath the stony ground. Is there something on the island that someone is willing to kill to protect? Kieran and Craig take on a dangerous search for the truth, where one false step could send them plummeting to their deaths, and one wrong turn could bring them face-to-face with a killer.

A LETHAL LEGACY

 

 

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When Catriona spots a plaid posterior passed out on the Hollywood movie lot where she works, she doesn’t know her life as a fixer for Hollywood’s spoiled elite is about to grow more complicated.

She wants to write-off the ridiculously sexy, kilt-wearing Brochan as a con artist, but her adoptive father seems strangely comfortable with a man claiming to have no memory of his past or knowledge of the modern world.

A red-bearded thug, an old picture and a three hundred year-old vendetta soon have Catriona worried she could lose everything – including her mysterious time traveling Scotsman.

A Highlander followed her home…Can she keep him?

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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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When a troubled, homeless veteran covers her vintage Cadillac with paper snowflakes, Lalla Bains, 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.

Though the police ignore his last puzzling poem, Lalla sees it as a clue and decides that someone needs to be on the side of this misunderstood man, and that person will be the exasperating, pushy, tenacious, Ms. Lalla Bains, which begs the question: What would you do if the love of your life lost their chance for a heart transplant because the donor organ went to a convicted felon? Grieve and let go? Or wait for your chance at justice and revenge?

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When danger lurks in the shadows…
Government secrets are being sold and the newly sworn in President of the United States already feels out of options. Without knowing the full scope of the scandal, the president decides to turn to the one person he knows he can trust—former FBI Agent, Elizabeth James. Her deep distrust of the system is rooted in her unfair discharge from service. Now she sees a chance to restore her reputation and send a message to those that would use their power to destroy others’ lives.

Elizabeth James is ordered to do whatever it takes to end a criminal organization pulling the strings of the worlds’ governments to do their bidding. She’s also been told that this is completely off the books. If caught, the government will deny all knowledge of her and the mission. Elizabeth was ready to go it alone until a man with a chip on his shoulder mysteriously helps her when she’s under fire.

Dalton Cage had led his small group of elite Air Force Pararescuemen into the most dangerous parts of the world to rescue civilians and soldiers alike. He thought his time spent evading enemy fire was over after he was booted for ignoring an order he believed to be wrong. But enemy fire was nothing compared to the dangers he faced when he was offered a chance at redemption. All he had to do was provide back up to an undercover agent and he’d get a chance to rejoin his pararescue team. Danger strikes early and often as Elizabeth and Dalton begin their mission and find their hearts becoming involved. Now every decision could cost them their freedom . . . or their lives.

 

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As the wild child of the family, Bellani Maxwell isn’t interested in settling down. Between a fledgling party crashing business, teaching self-defense at a martial arts studio, and hitting the bar every night, she has her hands full. She doesn’t need the added responsibility or commitment of a relationship.
Hockey star Cedric Pederson has all the puck bunnies he could ever want, but a chance encounter eighteen months ago leaves him with eyes only for the gorgeous, free-spirited Bella. Too bad she isn’t interested in what Cedric has to offer beyond frequent hookups, and he’s grown tired of their on-again, off-again non-relationship. He wants to be all-in or all-out.
When a brutal attack leaves Bella in need of comfort, protection, and healing, the only person she wants is Cedric. But once she’s living in his condo, Bella is confronted with a decision she’s been avoiding—can she finally commit to Cedric, or will she let him go one last time?
CONTENT WARNING: Contains graphic and potentially disturbing descriptions of an assault.

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“Tainted Cure is a huge success on different levels. First, the story is original, well thought-out, and brilliantly accomplished. It’s not unusual to read books with dangerous products falling into the wrong hands, but what happens when a good product falls into the wrong hands? The characters are lovely and engaging, and readers will feel inclined to connect with Dr. Everett Berning and the enigmatic Roberta Flint. Benito is the epitome of evil, a greedy character that readers will hate. Third, the pace is fast and there are so many surprises and twists to keep readers turning the pages. Ashley Fontainne has crafted an intriguing story that starts with a bang and ends on a very high note. You can’t help but fall for this author’s beautiful prose, her complex characters, and the oh-so-entertaining read.” – Romuald Dzemo for Readers’ Favorite

Scientists attempted to find a cure for addiction. They failed.

Dr. Everett Berning, a leading researcher into the causes of addiction in the brain, spent ten years of his life dedicated to one thing: finding the cure. Recruited after a strange encounter with the enigmatic Dr. Roberta Flint, Director of Research on Code Name: Rememdium, Dr. Berning is sent to work in a secret lab as part of the research team.

When the moment the scientists waited on for years arrives, Dr. Flint and her team are ecstatic.

Unfortunately, not everyone in the world feels the same way.

Benito San Nicholas isn’t ready to give up his lucrative business. When the news of a cure arrives on his doorstep from a crooked informant, Benito enlists the help of other drug lords from around the world to stop the cure from hitting the streets and destroying their livelihoods.

What happens next ends up uniting the globe–just not the way society ever intended or hoped.

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A lonely young artist with a dangerous sideline
A wanna be lawman and his shotgun toting grampa
A priceless antique race car and an unfortunate Emu
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“Stephanie Plum step aside,” by Alana Woods blogger
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“When I see a book come up on my reading lists by RP Dahlke, I dive for them. I love her wit in her story telling. She develops great, believable characters that are easy to get to know …” Pamela S, Amazon
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“This was a WONDERFUL READ from start to finish! I started it at bedtime and figured it would help me fall asleep, but instead I stayed up all night finishing the book & didn’t get any sleep at all. The characters descriptions & aspects of their personalities are sprinkled throughout the book, yet I have a perfect full picture of each one in my mind (I just love Pearlie & her spunk)! The plot/mysteries had me guessing & sometimes clueless. It’s definitely NOT one of those books where 50 pages in you know “whodunnit” & then spend the next 200 trudging through what you already knew.” By Karmela C Lyman, Amazon

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There is little hope for sanctuary in the midst of the tumultuous Scottish border wars, yet one woman may find safe refuge . . . in the arms of her sworn enemy . . .

Jennet Graeme has witnessed terrible tragedy during the many years of strife between the Scots and the English. As Scottish invaders plunder her convent sanctuary, she defiantly resists the blond warrior who claims her as his prize. But his brute strength is overpowering and Jennet is forced to ride with him through the lawless lands, tending to the wounded, protected and desired by a man she wants to hate . . . but cannot . . .

Sir Hacon Gillard is moved by Jennet’s compassion and mercy. As a loyal knight, he’s pledged fealty to his king’s command, even as he loses his heart to this remarkable woman. Merciless in combat . . . yet there burns within him a spark for something far beyond the heat of battle . . .

ROMANTIC PICKS #ROMANTICSUSPENSE #BOOKBUBFOLLOW A Dead Red Miracle by R.P. Dahlke

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Thinking to jump start their careers as private investigators, cousins Lalla and Pearlie Bains partner up with an unscrupulous P.I. Unfortunately, their nifty plan starts circling the drain when they discover he’s a blackmailing, two-timing, client stealing dirtbag.

But when he dies under suspicious circumstances, the duo must catch the killer if they want to save their business…and their lives. All they need is a miracle or two.
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“…what a great job the author did in the telling of this fast-paced and action-filled drama. I like how this was presented with an eclectic cast of characters and a mystery that kept me intrigued, especially when all the pieces came together as the author peppered the scenes with red herrings and some twists and turns to keep me glued to the pages as the puzzling case comes to an end. This was a great read and I enjoyed my time spent with Lalla, Pearlie, Caleb and their friends” Dru Ann Love, Reviewer

:Another great book by one of my favorite authors! I am always excited when a new book comes out because they are always good! Ms. Dahlke never disappoints! Lalla and Pearlie are magnets for trouble and they find plenty in this new adventure. By investigating a cold case they turn up dead bodies right and left while trying to avoid becoming a victim themselves. Fast paced and never a dull moment, this is a book you will enjoy! ” By Sherry E. Wells