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51ZPkpaLtjLMY GIRL ~ BARGAIN 

Sometimes, the right decision isn’t the easiest one to make

Trish Sylvester knows her family and when they accept a week long stay at a rustic dude ranch, she is concerned- especially since it’s at her ex’s home.

Aaron is overjoyed at the opening of his family’s guest ranch, until he learns their first guest is his ex-girlfriend, her parents–and a fiancé.

And that isn’t the only surprise.

51DTR9Q9DHL._SY346_1001 DARK NIGHTS ~ BLOOD NIGHT

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Heather Graham comes a new story in her Krewe of Hunters series…

Any member of the Krewe of Hunters is accustomed to the strange. And to conversing now and then with the dead.

For Andre Rousseau and Cheyenne Donegal, an encounter with the deceased in a cemetery is certainly nothing new.

But this year, Halloween is taking them across the pond—unofficially.

51GYjZc6QWLTHE MACKENZIES

Dane’s Return

Bad boy, Dane MacKenzie, is coming home to Surrender, Montana. It’s been ten years since he left the woman he loved behind to make a name for himself, and now he’s bound and determined to claim her once and for all.

Thomas’s Vow

Cat Randolph is the best cat burglar in the world. But when a job goes wrong and she’s shot, it’s Doctor Thomas MacKenzie who comes to her rescue. Unfortunately, it’s a lot harder to keep secrets when you’re risking the life of someone you love.

Riley’s Sanctuary

Riley MacKenzie is one of the world’s leading experts on Egyptian artifacts. But when Maggie Lawrence walks into his life with a priceless stolen artifact and bad guys on her trail, he has no choice but to whisk her away to the safety of Surrender, Montana.

Cooper’s Promise

Claire Drexel has loved Cooper MacKenzie since she was fourteen years old. But being ten years older, he’s never seen her as anything more than a kid sister. So she decides to take matters into her own hands.

Grant’s Christmas Wish

Grant MacKenzie is ready to settle down and start a family. The only problem is the one woman he’s interested in doesn’t seem to be ready for the long haul. But fate lends Grant a helping hand in getting exactly what he wants under his Christmas tree.

51MW177J3zL._SY346_ (1)FRAMED

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…

THE DROUGHT

THE DROUGHT

by Patricia Fulton

Finalist Horror/Suspense Best Indie Books 2012
The New Kindle Book Review

Welcome to Junction, Texas
Population: 626 and steadily declining

Odd things have been happening around town. Hugh McManus went out to one of his grazing pastures and shot the better part of a fine herd before shooting himself. Luke Casteel crawled into a drainage pipe and never came back.
A herd of wild javelina attacked and killed Rod Sawyer. And the thing is, the dying isn’t nearly done.

KILLER HEAT IS ONLY THE BEGINNING

Jared Riley knows there’s something sinister about the heat. It’s got people acting crazy and it’s got him hearing things. A voice keeps whispering, “It’s gonna get mighty hot. Yes sir we like our meatloaf and taters well done, served up pipin’ hot.” Convinced the heat is tracking them, picking them off one by one he sets off to find help. Trouble is, the people who have the answers are more dangerous than the heat.

Driven by strong characters and a twisting plot, The Drought delves into the supernatural world where ghosts roam the landscape and a voodoo curse floats on the wind.

THE BEAUTIFUL EVIL

THE BEAUTIFUL EVIL

by Robbi Bryant

Finalist of Best Indie Books Suspense/Horror
The New Kindle Book Review

Constance Sartone Jacobson never recovered the
sudden death of her father when she was only five. Devastated by her husband’s
death and the scandal that ensues, Constance’s mother, Madeline, does little to
comfort her scared and lonely daughter. With nowhere to turn, Constance
protects herself by closing off her emotions.

Through vivid dreams and
daytime visions Constance’s father calls to her from a horse-drawn stagecoach.
These visions help Constance cope with her humdrum life and failing
marriage. But things are about to change. On a business trip with her
husband, she purchases an antique Greek vase. Upon opening it, a stream of
purple light hisses from the vase and a tribe of wasp-like creatures pour out.
One of the creatures shape-shifts into a ravishing fairy and offers
Constance a way out. Desperate to feel anything, Constance listens to the
fairy’s advice.

But as her confidence grows, she begins to make all the wrong
decisions, catapulting her into a web of lies and deceit. As her life spins
further and further out of control, Constance finds herself starting into the
abyss forced to make one final heart-wrenching decision. A roller coaster ride
into chaos of a personal hell, The Beautiful Evil is a captivating
psychological thriller that will keep you questioning reality until the
ultimate final act.

 

THIS TIME YOU LOSE

THIS TIME YOU LOSE

by Chris Stralyn

Finalist in The New Kindle Book Review for Suspense/Horror
Best Indie Books

What would you do if street thugs invaded your home? What if you’re a daycare provider, caring for a dozen children at the time? Lisa Kaamp, a most unlikely heroine, faces just such a nightmare in This Time You Lose, the suspense driven story of one woman’s struggle to survive when she and the children she cares for become victims of a home invasion gone terribly wrong.

Lisa Kaamp operates a small childcare business out of her home in Nogeksum, Michigan. Highly respected and known for going the extra mile for her daycare kids, she thinks she’s handled every daycare emergency possible. But nothing prepares her for the horror she now faces.

Lisa finds herself bound and gagged, four strange men in her home, and the daycare children held hostage in the next room. Terrorized by her captors as the authorities work to meet the ransom deadline, she tries negotiating with the men for the release of the children, but soon realizes they have no intention of letting anyone go.

With the deadline approaching, Lisa must do the unimaginable to protect the children and get everyone out alive.