#FREE “Deuce Mora Mystery Series Vol. 1-4” by Jean Heller

Four heart-stopping, hard-boiled mysteries at a sizzling price!

Deuce Mora’s one tough cookie–-a female sleuth with a conscience and an attitude–fiery, tough, athletic, a dirty fighter when she has to be. The scrappy lead columnist for the Chicago Journal normally writes about politics, and, rather than shying away from fights, she tends to pick them, but every once in a while, Deuce’s search for a good story brings her face to face with more trouble than she was really looking for.

In Award-winning journalist Jean Heller’s first action-packed mystery featuring the intrepid sleuth, Deuce learns in short order that if you mess with organized crime, you have to be tough—and you’d better be as much detective as reporter.

The second volume finds Deuce on the wrong side of the NSA, the FBI and the CIA. At a minimum. Exhausted by these two white-knuckle investigations in one year, Deuce is content to focus on her column until she gains information that could help catch the relentless arsonist whose Burning Rage is consuming Chicago. The Ill Wind sweeping Chicago threatens to blow in a bloody mob war. Fans of hard-boiled female protagonists should hang onto their fedoras—this one’s an action-packed extravaganza!

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Deuce uncovers a series of crimes committed over nearly six decades, and, as her human interest story morphs into a hard-boiled, action-packed mystery, she finds herself dead center in a storm of threats and reprisals from the mob. Fortunately, she has many allies, but at least one of them, she suspects, is hiding a secret–- corruption? Murder? The veteran reporter knows: if you’re talking Chicago crime scene—it’s probably both.

THE HUNTING GROUND

The grisly discovery of a human bone while Deuce is out for a hike with handsome arson investigator Mark Hearst leads to the unearthing of a vast burial field, a human trafficking ring, and international intrigue. The pull-no-punches columnist—and meticulous detective—keeps turning up information, but the Journal’s lawyer appears daily, bringing warnings about “national security.” What, Deuce seethes, could be a greater matter of national security than the safety of the city’s children, who are being kidnapped and murdered?

BURNING RAGE

Whole blocks of Chicago real estate are falling to an arsonist, but no one knows why and everyone suspects the worst—terrorism. But no terrorist group has claimed the mayhem. From the moment she hears the earliest details of the first fire, her detective-instincts say the pieces don’t fit, and every other instinct tells the hard-hitting reporter she can’t walk away from the story—even though she knows she’ll regret it.

ILL WIND

In the cold blustery dawn, reporter Deuce Mora stands looking up at a body swinging from the window of a downtown Chicago federal building. The dead man was her friend, and she knows to a certainty that this is not, as the police claim, a suicide. But the death scene was triple-locked–—from the inside.Deuce suspects his death is tied to his investigation of organized crime, a viewpoint that is strengthened by the arrival in Chiago of a Washington reporter who’s been following the story. They work the story together as it erupts into a bloody mob war in the streets.

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#FREE “Never Turn Away (Kellington Book 6)” by Maureen Driscoll

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“Never Turn Away (Kellington Book 6)”

Author: Maureen Driscoll

Genre: Historical Romance/Regency

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ADVISORY FROM THE AUTHOR: This novel contains sexual situations and adult content. It has very little history. If you like your romance novels to be light on sex scenes and heavy on the history, this isn’t the book for you. It is the sixth and final book in the Kellington series, but it’s a stand-alone novel. To catch you up….the Duke of Lynwood and his four siblings all found love. Now, it’s their friend’s turn.

When Bow Street Inspector Joseph Stapleton is sent to Oxfordshire to help the daughter of an earl, little does he know how the mission will affect him personally.

Lady Evelyn Williams must marry within weeks, but she has never met a gentleman of the ton whom she would even consider as a potential husband. Then she encounters the brave, handsome man from London.

NEVER TURN AWAY is the story of a love that defies society’s expectations. It also introduces Colin Emerson, Lord Ridgeway, whose story is told in ALWAYS COME HOME.

Blogger’s Note: 5-Star read!

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#FREE “Sunshine Scandal (Orlando Black Stories Book 2)” by Alex Cage


An innocent boy. A nervous cop. A mayor seeking reelection.

After an altercation with the police leaves an African-American teen critically injured, a Florida community demands a safer environment for its youth. But in politics, everyone has their own agenda, and someone will do whatever it takes to ensure things go their way. Now it’s up to one man with a gift for being in the wrong place at the right time to stop it…before it’s too late.

Torn from today’s headlines, Sunshine Scandal is a riveting short story about the way numerous lives in a Florida town intersect, culminating in one startling conclusion.

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#Featured “The Sisters: A Short Story” by J.S. Ellis

Novella about sisters who are opposites. Well written with a twist you won’t see coming. Goodreads review

Evie always watched her older sister Jenny from afar. Jenny can’t do wrong, she’s the apple of their mother’s eye. She’s tall, blonde and a model. Evie is the total opposite of Jenny she has dark hair, short and sells jewellery. It’s a regular Sunday afternoon only it isn’t so regular not when Jenny was about to bring her new boyfriend home. Evie is curious. Two sisters, who couldn’t be different or are they? 

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#FREE “Taken to Voraxia: A SciFi Alien Romance (Xiveri Mates Book 1)” by Elizabeth Stephens


Miari
Blue skin. Seven feet. Strapped with corded muscle, the aliens have come again but this time, their king is here and he’s watching me with hunger.

A hybrid with red alien skin and brown human eyes, I’ve got no family and am not desired by colony men. I’m an inventor, a mechanic, a tinkerer. The alien king seeks to claim me, but he’ll have to find me first.

Our little colony is a scary, desperate place and I’m willing to meet it head on if it means escaping him and the alien sensations he stirs deep in my gut, where light and truth cannot touch them.

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She is my Xiveri mate, yet she runs from me – straight into the horrors of her savage moon colony. Does she not know that I would slaughter in her defense? Nox, she does not.

My brilliant hybrid thinks herself a slave – my slave – and in place of acceptance, offers me only pacts and bargains. Shamed by her pacts, I still take them all gluttonously, because she is mine – my hybrid, my Xiveri mate, Voraxia’s queen and mine to worship.

Taken to Voraxia is a full-length (95k words) SciFi alien romance and book 1 in a 6+ book series. Xiveri Mates books come with a guaranteed HEA. Books 3 and 6 feature Xiveri Mates from outside of the Voraxian constellation, while the rest are best read in sequential order. YES for alpha alien overlords, warrior heroines, fated mates who are also enemies-to-lovers, action and sometimes violence, world-building and extra steamy bits. NO for abuse, dubcon, noncon, cheating, menage, harem or love triangles. Subjugation of human women is an early theme in book 1 and, while it ends spectacularly, may be a trigger for sensitive readers.

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#FREE “Girl in Trouble (An Alex Mercer Thriller Book 1)” by Stacy Claflin

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He gave up his daughter years ago, but now he’ll risk his life to save hers.

Alex Mercer is no stranger to kidnappings. The emotional scars still run deep from his sister’s disappearance years earlier. His daughter Ariana remains safe long after her adoption, and he cherishes the few times a year he gets to see her. The joy is palpable when he takes her on their first one-on-one outing. At least until he pauses to answer a text and Ariana disappears…

Wracked with guilt and determined to find answers, Alex teams up with an unlikely ally at the police department. As the clues reveal a pattern of missing girls, the kidnapping case becomes a race against time to save Ariana. What cost is Alex willing to pay to keep his daughter alive?

Girl in Trouble is the first book in a series of thrilling stand-alone novels spun off from the USA Today bestselling Gone Trilogy. If you like heart-pounding suspense, page-turning action, and characters you’ll never forget, then you’ll love Stacy Claflin’s engrossing new series.

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#FREE “THE SUITCASE: Family Intrigue and Blackmail Mystery Thriller (Hansen Files Book 1)” by Mike Dixon



David didn’t see himself as a toy boy and he didn’t see Sue Lynne as a cougar. That was his first mistake. His second came when he agreed to collect a suitcase from Hong Kong and take it to Australia. His third mistake was to open the case.

Sue Lynne said it contained family memorabilia: old photographs and that sort of thing. David thought they were too old to be threatening and he was hopelessly wrong. The case contained dark secrets. From the moment he lifted the lid there was no escape. The past rushed out like an evil genie from a bottle and David was propelled through the vastness of Australia fighting for his life.

A multi-layered story, masterfully written with historical fact and imagination. A tale of political power, seduction, blackmail and family liaisons. Throw in secret service agents, hitmen and a treasure map and it takes wings. Mike Dixon has created a great novel.” (Wendy O’Hanlon, Acres Australia).

The Suitcase is Book 1 in the Hansen Files Series. Humphrey Hansen has lost his job as a university lecturer and is working as a junior officer in the Narcotics Bureau. David is a university dropout struggling to make a living in the diving industry. They are thrown together and become good friends.

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#KindleUnlimited “Kiki Lowenstein Cozy Mystery Books 7-13” by Joanna Campbell Slan

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A CRAFTY BUNDLE OF COZIES INTRODUCING A LOVABLE FEMALE SLEUTH…

The second SEVEN books in the Kiki Lowenstein Cozy Mystery Series!

FANS OF CLEAN, FUNNY READERS LOOKING FOR BOOKS FILLED WITH GOOD FRIENDS, FAMILY, FOOD, AND FUR-BABIES REJOICE! You will want to binge read the entire series.

Readers who love clean traditional mysteries will appreciate just the right mix of romance and intrigue. Agatha Award finalist and Daphne du Maurier Award winner Joanna Campbell Slan displays a unique gift for turning life’s most dismal moments into humor, making us feel there’s hope for us all, even in dark times.

Those who love feel-good cozy mysteries, especially amusing ones with animals and hobbies and food, will discover a new favorite author, especially if they enjoy writers like Alexander McCall Smith, Hope Callaghan, Amy Vansant, and Carolyn Hart. This series is a sure thing for craft cozy fans of Brianna Bates, Laura Childs, Lois Winston, and Mollie Cox Bryan.

“A nicely crafted cozy full of amusing moments, real-life insecurities, and scrapbooking tips.”–Kirkus

BOOK #7—PICTURE, PERFECT, CORPSE

WHEN HUNKY DETECTIVE CHAD DETWEILER’S ESTRANGED WIFE IS FOUND DEAD AND SHOT WITH BULLETS FROM HIS GUN, public opinion turns against him and Kiki, who is portrayed as a scarlet woman. It’s enough to make a scrapbooker see red.

Determined to save the man she loves, Kiki vows to track down the real killer.

Hobbyists and non-crafters alike will admire Kiki’s spunk. Slan also provides a fabulous cast of female secondary characters. “This is a great read with characters you can’t help but love that takes you on a journey that will warm the cockles of your heart and leave you eager for the next book in this delightfully charming and character-driven series.” – Dru Ann Love

BOOK #8 – GROUP, PHOTO, GRAVE

THE WEDDING WAS WONDERFUL, EXCEPT FOR THE CORPSE IN THE PUNCH BOWL. Kiki has knocked herself out to make her mother-in-law’s wedding picture perfect, but a dead body is always a disaster. When the bride gets blamed, Kiki relies on her nose for clues as she sniffs out the killer.

“The richness and diversity of the characters makes the story so compelling that the pages just fly by!” — J. Barker

BOOK #9—KILLER, PAPER, CUT

A HALLOWEEN HACK JOB CUTS DOWN ONE OF KIKI’S FRIENDS. When an event at a spooky historical mansion becomes a venue for a stabbing, Kiki refuses to let the slasher get away with carving up one of her dearest friends.

“Awesome series and wonderfully entertaining. Great author, she has a good sense of humor.” − Donna R. Rush

BOOK #10 – HANDMADE, HOLIDAY, HOMICIDE

A PREGNANT KIKI WATCHES IN HORROR AS A WOMAN DIES UNEXPECTEDLY IN A HOLIDAY CLASS. When one of Kiki’s besties is unfairly blamed, the intrepid (and very pregnant) amateur sleuth pulls up her big girl maternity panties and discovers someone has been not nice and very naughty indeed.

“I was reading the book while I was at Starbucks and seriously laughed out loud!” — Tricia Conner

BOOK #11 – SHOTGUN, WEDDING, BELLS

KIKI’S WEDDING IS INTERRUPTED BY GUNSHOTS AND HER NEW HUSBAND GOES DOWN. Two weeks from her due date, a pregnant Kiki traces the hired hitman to a “gentleman’s club.” But it will take more than pasties and patsies to stop this plucky heroine.

“Joanna’s BEST book yet! It is an exciting mix of family-mystery-tragedy-romance.” – Illinois Reader

BOOK #12 – GLUE, BABY, GONE

A NEWBORN IS STOLEN FROM A LOCAL HOSPITAL DURING A FRIGID, ARTIC COLD SNAP. A depressed Kiki struggles to help an old friend recover her missing child. Kiki’s pal, Cara Mia Delgatto, offers a helping hand in more ways than one.

“The book is in turn funny, poignant, scary, sad, thoughtful, dramatic and downright wonderful! I couldn’t put it down!” – Jani8

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#FREE “A Gift of Ghosts (Tassamara Book 1)” by Sarah Wynde

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Akira has secrets. But so does the town of Tassamara.

Akira Malone believes in the scientific method, evolution, and Einstein’s theory of relativity. And ghosts.

All the logic and reason in the world can’t protect her from the truth—she can see and communicate with spirits. But Akira is sure that her ability is just a genetic quirk and the ghosts she encounters simply leftover electromagnetic energy. Dangerous electromagnetic energy.

Zane Latimer believes in telepathy, precognition, auras, and that playing Halo with your employees is an excellent management technique. He also thinks that maybe, just maybe, Akira can help his family get in touch with their lost loved ones.

But will Akira ever be able to face her fears and accept her gift? Or will Zane’s relatives be trapped between life and death forever?

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#FREE “All Lies (Lies Mystery Book 1)” by Andrew Cunningham

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“Don’t miss this one. You’ll find mystery, suspense, adventure, and even romance.”Mystery Suspense Reviews

A seemingly innocent date gone tragically wrong plunges Del Honeycutt into a web of murder, lies, greed, and a hidden fortune dating back to a crime committed 85 years earlier by his great-grandfather.

Accompanied by Sabrina, the sister of Del’s brutally murdered date, a violent journey of discovery and fear begins. Pursued by vicious killers intent on eliminating anyone with knowledge of the 85-year-old crime, their only hope of survival is to find the reason behind the original crime and why, decades later, someone is still willing to kill to keep it hidden.

But Sabrina is concealing a monstrous lie of her own. Is she who she says she is?

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