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The 9th Hour (The Detective Temeke Crime Series Book 1)

by Claire Stibbe

New Mexico/Arizona 2016 Book Award Finalist

Everyone has secrets. Some more deadly than others.

When the ninth young girl falls into the clutches of a serial killer, maverick detective, David Temeke, faces a race against time to save her life.

The Duke City Police Department in Albuquerque, New Mexico is no stranger to gruesome murders, but this new serial killer on their block keeps the body parts of his eight young victims as trophies and has a worrying obsession with the number 9. The suspect is incarcerated in the state’s high security penitentiary but Unit Commander Hackett is faced with a dilemma when another teenage girl goes missing.

Detective Temeke and his new partner, Malin Santiago, are sent to solve a baffling crime in the dense forests of New Mexico’s Cimarron State Park. But time is running out. Can they unravel the mysteries of Norse legends and thwart the 9th Hour killer before he dismembers his next victim?

This is the first in the Detective Temeke Crime series. A unique noiresque modern detective novel.

Watch out for more from Detective Temeke and Malin Santiago




What people are saying about THE 9TH HOUR:

“Tense action and complex psychological motivation is woven into a wonderfully satisfying novel.” ~ Kristin Gleeson – Author of the Celtic Knot Series

“An intense, superbly crafted reading experience. I guarantee you’ll go on reading well past the ninth hour.” ~ Jim Pingelly, Kingdom Writing Solutions

The 9th Hour cometh! Despite – or because of – knowing so many writers, I still feel the magic when a book comes out that makes the hairs on my arm tingle because I think it’s GOOD. I read MANY books and I only review and recommend those I really like, so of course this shows my taste as a reader. If you like modern detectives, think Ian Rankin set in New Mexico, you’ll love this. A new detective walks the mean streets of my bookshelves – Temeke. The 13th Sign Publishing.

“Gripping, innovative, brutal and yet redemptive. This is crime fiction with a serrated edge and a brilliant sheen.” ~ Marco Storey, author and speaker

“An assured page-turner that leads inexorably to a satisfying conclusion. I can’t wait for Detective Temeke Book 2!” ~Jean Gill – The Troubadours Quartet

Gather the Stars (Culloden’s Fire Book 1)

by Kimberly Cates

An English Patriotâ?¦
British general’s daughter, Rachel de Lacy, is betrothed to Sir Dunstan Wells, the hero of Culloden Moor, a man determined to crush the highlanders forever. When she is kidnapped at an officer’s ball by her fiancé’s nemesisâ??a fierce raider known as the Glen Lyonâ??she discovers the outlaw is none other than the branded coward Gavin Carstares, Earl of Glenlyon.

A Rebel Lordâ?¦
Haunted by the savagery of war, Gavin intends to use Rachel de Lacy as a bargaining chip to gain freedom and passage to France for the widows and orphans he’s rescued from Sir Dunstan’s vengeful sword.

A Price too Highâ?¦
As passion flames between captor and hostage, Rachel discovers a new meaning for the word courage, and Gavin is faced with an impossible choice. Can he return the woman he loves to his brutal enemy, even if that is the ransom he must pay to win his orphans their freedom?

The “Culloden’s Fire” series:

1. GATHER THE STARS (Gavin and Rachel)
2. ANGEL’S FALL (Adam and Juliet)
3. CROWN OF DREAMS (Myles and Devlin)
4. CROWN OF MIST (Creighton and Brianna) (Prequel)

Crossed: (prequel to the Crossed Series)

by Lacey Silks

She is looking for the one.
He never thought the one existed.
But the one thing that connects them can also tear them apart.

Healing from a loss, Grace Brooks wants nothing more than to move on and has given every man she dated a chanceâ??only to find they’re not worth her time.
Tying up loose ends of a case, Hunter Reeve stumbles upon a woman who may be the key to putting away a criminal family behind bars.
As danger lurks, weaseling itself into Grace’s life, Hunter is forced to make a choice between his work and Grace. And the wrong choice could have consequences neither one is ready for.

Warning: Intended for mature audiences only. No Cliffhanger and HEA.

Alien Attachments

by Sabine Priestley

Award winning Science Fiction Romance.

“A total must read! A brilliantly creative universe . . .” Mark Andreini.

Finding your psi-mate should be a cause for celebration, not a reason to run. With the alien Sandarian empire disintegrating around them Dani and Ian must fight to survive a bond that could destroy them.

Set in the Sandarian Empire, the Alien Attachment series gives you what you want. Alien romance, action, adventure and plenty of hot and steamy.

Bk 1 Alien Attachments
Bk 2 Rebellion
Bk 3 Liberation
Bk 4 Short Story sequel Alien Bond

Shifters Forever The Boxed Set Books 1 – 6: Shifters Forever Worlds

by Elle Thorne

Shifters Forever takes place in the mountains of Bear Canyon Valley. Here we find the happy-ever-afters of a set of grizzly bears and their fated mates.

Grizzly bear shifter Grant Waters wants one womanâ??Curvy Chelsea O’Reilly. He’s wanted her since they met. Except he’s worried his secret may be too much for her. It may be what sets her running.
Curvaceous Chelsea works at a salon in Bear Canyon Valley. She gets butterflies when Grant’s around. But she’s got her own baggage. Plus, she thinks that Grant would be better off with the local, stunning, curvy, widowed-way-too-early Mae Forester.

Astra Evans is a curvy, delicious firebrand who thinks that the only good shifter is a dead shifter. With two exceptions, of course. 😉 And Kane Ortiz is NOT one of those exceptions.
Kane’s a mountain-sized grizzly bear shifter who wants one thing. To avoid a group of shifters hunting him down.
Except he’s got a problem. Astra. That damned, sexy, hottie with the curves that don’t end. Good luck, Kane. You’re gonna need it.

Mae’s at it again! Kelsey Torrent is a curvy, delicious hottie who has only loved one man Guilt pushed her away. Secrets kept her away.
She agreed to work for Mae, getting the new B & B ready for a big wedding. She did NOT agree to work with the man who broke her heart.
Bear shifter Teague Navarro has always been a one-woman kind of man. Why the hell did Mae call him work with the one woman he can’t exchange a civil word with?

Sexy bear shifter Tanner Navarro has an invitation to the wedding, he’s got an invitation to Bear Canyon Valley, but he doesn’t have an invitation to sexy, curvy Marti’s heartâ??or bed.
Marti’s secrets are life or death. Tanner and his bear know they’re up to the job. Now they have to convince Marti.

Joe’s got a problem. There’s a curvy bear shifter trespassing in Bear Canyon Valley. And he’s been charged with taking care of the matter.
Looks like he’s got two problems, because he didn’t count on wanting her.
She’s a curvy bear shifter that wants to be left alone. Tell that to Joe.

Second chances are great.
Why doesn’t sexy shifter Jake Evans, known to the Bear Canyon Valley shifters as Doc get it?
Mae’s brewing up a storm. She’s successful at finding mates for all the shifters in the valley.
All but one. The one she’s in love with.

BBW Paranormal Shape Shifter Romance
If hot sex skeeves you out, you may want to pass on this book.
If freaky, downright dirty sexy talk bothers you, yeah, for sure you gotta pass on this one.
We believe in sex–hot, dirty, delicious sex.
Yup, make it sweaty, too. It’s not just sex, it’s about the romance.
But good romance has sex, and we keep the doors open! Oh, and the lights on! 😉

An Affair to Dismember (Matchmaker Mysteries Book 1)

by Elise Sax

“Fans of laugh-out-loud romantic suspense will enjoy this new author as she joins the ranks of Janet Evanovich, Katie MacAllister, and Jennifer Crusie.”â??Booklist, on An Affair to Dismember
“Elise Sax will win your heart.”â??New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis
Three months has been Gladie Burger’s limit when it comes to staying in one place. That’s why Gladie is more than a little skeptical when her Grandma Zeldaâ??who is more than a little psychic– recruits her into the family’s matchmaking business in the quaint small town of Cannes, California. What’s more, Gladie is also highly unqualified, having a terrible track record with romance. Still, Zelda is convinced that her granddaughter has her clairvoyant “gift.” But when the going gets tough, Gladie wonders if this gift has a return policy.
When Zelda’s neighbor drops dead in his kitchen, Gladie is swept into his bizarre family’s drama. Despite warnings from the (distractingly gorgeous) chief of police to steer clear of his investigation, Gladie is out to prove that her neighbor’s death was murder. It’s not too long before she’s in way over her headâ??with the hunky police chief, a dysfunctional family full of possible killers, and yet another mysterious and handsome man, whose attentions she’s unable to ignore. Gladie is clearly being pursuedâ??either by true love or by a murderer. Who will catch her first?

Abortion: A Rational Look at An Emotional Issue

by R.C. Sproul


In this book, Dr. R.C. Sproul employs his unique perspective as a highly experienced pastor-theologian and a trained philosopher to provide well-considered and compassionate answers to the difficult questions that attend termination of pregnancy. Dr. Sproul strives for a factual, well-reasoned approach informed by careful biblical scholarship. He considers both sides of this issue in terms of biblical teaching, civil law, and natural law. This edition includes a new foreword by Dr. George Grant and has been updated to reflect developments in the issue of abortion. Appendixes provide further background on the issue of when life begins and list sources for pro-life resources.


  • A Nation Divided
  • The Sanctity of Life
  • The Sanctity of Life and Natural Law
  • When Does Life Begin?
  • What If You Are Not Sure about Abortion?
  • The Role of Government in Abortion
  • A Woman’s Right to Her Body
  • Three Frequent Assertions
  • The Pro-Choice Position
  • The Problem of Unwanted Pregnancies
  • Is Abortion the Unpardonable Sin?
  • A Pro-Life Strategy


  • Appendix A: Testimony on the Beginning of Human Life
  • Appendix B: Pro-Life Resources
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

The Convenient Mail Order Bride (Chance at Love Book 1)

by Ruth Ann Nordin

When Phoebe Durbin answers a mail-order bride ad, she doesn’t realize the groom-to-be didn’t post it. Worse, the day she arrives at her destination, she learns he doesn’t even want to get married. Having nowhere else to go, she convinces him to give her a chance to prove having a woman cook and clean for him will be the best thing that ever happened to him.

Abe Thomas reluctantly agrees to take Phoebe in, though he doubts they will make a good match. They’re much too different. While she sees the best in things, he knows the world is much darker than she can ever imagine. No woman in her right mind would be his convenient wife. He’s sure when the stagecoach comes back to town, she’ll be the first one on it. After all, two people so completely different can’t make a good match, can they?

The Billionaire’s Christmas Virgin: Prelude to Billionaire Unknown – Blake

by J. S. Scott

For readers of The Billionaire’s Obsession series!

Meet the young, idealistic Blake Colter, long before he became a US senator, and his steamy first encounter with his heroine!!!


It’s Christmas Eve, and what in the hell am I doing? I’m looking for an eighteen-year-old spoiled brat in the middle of a blizzard. It’s not really how I pictured my winter break from college, that’s for sure.

Harper Lawson was a brat as a child, and she’s never really grown up as far as I’m concerned. Running away from her wealthy parents’ home just goes to prove she’s still the immature female I knew when I was a kid.

But when I finally find Harper in a homeless shelter, she turns my world upside down. She’s not at all what I expected, and when two of us are stranded together overnight in a rundown motel, everything I thought was true suddenly becomes false.

Years have gone by without us seeing each other, but when we meet again, sparks fly, and Harper threatens to turn my whole world upside down on one very snowy Christmas Eve.

Unfortunately, when we’re able to get home on Christmas, everything changes. Harper is gone again, and I’m forced to leave her with the idea that she gave her virginity to the wrong guy.

But I’ll wait, even if takes forever for me to find her. Eventually, she’ll understand that what we had was my idea of a Christmas miracle.

Little did I know that it would take over a decade before we met again……..

Voyageurs: Gay Romance

by Keira Andrews

Two men battle the wildernessâ??and their desire.

It’s 1793, and Simon Cavendish needs to get to his station at Fort Charlotte, a fur-trading outpost in the untamed Canadian wild. The fort is only accessible by canoe, and there’s just one man daring enough to take him on the perilous, thousand-mile journey from Montreal this late in the summer.

Young Christian Smith, the son of an Ojibwe mother and absent English father, is desperate for money to strike out on his own, so he agrees to take Simon deep into the bush. As they travel endless lakes and rivers, the arduous expedition takes its toll.

Yet the attraction between Simon and Christian, two men from vastly different worlds, grows ever stronger. Locked in a battle against the wilderness and elements, how long can they fight their desire for each other?

Note: This gay historical romance from Keira Andrews features adventure in the wilderness, outdoor sex, and a happy ending. Standalone, free romance novella.

The Southern Gentleman: Protective Instinct (Dominant Heroes Collection Book 1)

by Sweden Reese

In the pulse-pounding style of New York Times bestsellers Maya Banks and Lexi Blake comes a new romantic suspense series about sex, politics and scandal…

When a shadowy group intent on stealing the U.S. presidential election targets a leading candidate’s daughter, jaded professional fixer Nolan Jackson is hired to safely escort her across the country to a star-studded Election Eve event. There’s only one problem: She’s ditched the campaign and disappearedâ?¦ A southern gentleman who likes fast cars, deadly weapons and total control, Nolan is used to winning at all costs. Except in love. Yet, he’ll soon find himself irresistibly drawn to the candidate’s beautiful, naïve daughter.

Sheltered heiress Lola Randall has always played it safe. Now she’s gone rogue. After escaping the media spotlight and her overbearing parents, the last thing she needs in her life is an alpha male. But when Nolan shows her how good it can feel to relinquish control, she begins to secretly crave his domination. Now, she must choose between her independence and falling in love. Because Nolan is determined to win her heart and nail the bad guys before the opposition finds a way to steal the White House.

A romantic suspense series for mature audiences

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: This is Book 1 in a steamy, suspenseful 2-book story. Book 1 ends in a scandalous cliffhanger, Book 2 delivers the HEA. Both books are available now.

The Killing Moon (Cole and Dana Book 1)

by V. J. Chambers

Cole and Dana, Book One
She knows she shouldn’t want him. But she does.
a darkly erotic paranormal thriller

Six months ago, werewolf tracker Dana Gray barely escaped from Cole Randall, the wolf serial killer who kept her in his basement torturing her. Toying with her. He almost killed her, but he couldn’t. He let her live.

Now, she finds herself obsessed with Cole. His voice haunts her, hypnotic and liquid, flowing through her, both horrifying and arousing. She can’t shut him up.

At her job, she struggles with a bewildering case in which rehabilitated werewolves are going astray and killing again. From his maximum security cell, Cole claims he has all the answers. But he’ll only talk to Dana.

Maybe Cole knows something. Maybe he doesn’t. Dana doesn’t know. She only knows she’s grateful for the excuse to go to him. And once she hears his voice again, she’ll do anything to see him, whether it helps the case or not.

My Christmas Fiancé (Love Comes Later Book 1)

by Serenity Woods

A boss/secretary â??marriage of convenience’ Cinderella romance.


It’s not easy to reinvent yourself, but my thirteen-year-old son and I are ready for a new start. Old Maggie was a magnet for disaster, but New Meg is going to be elegant, sophisticatedâ?¦ and blonde. I’ve landed a dream job at the other end of New Zealand as PA to three rich directors who spoil me rotten, I’ve found a beautiful new apartment, and I feel reborn.

Then I write an email to a friend describing in vivid detail what I want to do to the sexiest of the directorsâ??involving melted chocolate and/or whipped creamâ??and mistakenly send it to All Staff. It turns out that New Meg is pretty much just Old Maggie with different packaging. Some things never change.


I’ve wanted Meg since she first walked into my office with her soft lips and sexy curves, but she wears another man’s ring, so I’ve steered well clearâ?¦ until now. My mind’s been occupied anyway since I broke up with my ex, Natalie. She’s desperate to have me back and won’t take no for an answerâ??so I’ve come up with a brilliant plan, to hire a fake fiancée for Christmas to prove to her that we’re done.

After sending her hot-as-hell email, Meg confesses the truth about her past, and it gives me an idea. She can pretend to be my fiancée, and I can protect her from the guy she’s running from. Sounds like the perfect plan, right? Her teenage son’s no problem because we get on great. Sharing her room? That’s more of a challenge, but I’ve always had excellent self-control.

Yeah, I know. I keep forgetting about the melted chocolate. What an idiot.


Loves Comes Later
Book 1: My Christmas Fiancé
Book 2: My New Year Fling
Book 3: My Valentine Seduction

Warning: In New Zealand, Christmas happens at the height of summer. It’s hot, in and out of the bedroom. Have a fan on standby.

Irish Romance- The Kerry Romance Box Set

by Susanne O’Leary

A Collection of three romantic novels set in Ireland

Hot Property: When Megan O’Farrell inherits her uncle’s house in a remote part of the windswept Atlantic coast of Ireland, she imagines it will be a romantic hideaway where she can recover from her recent divorce. But the house is a wreck that requires a fortune to restore, and she decides to sell it. An easy choice, were it not for the discovery of an old family scandal and a budding love affair with both the beautiful landscape and a handsome Kerryman. Catapulted into country life and faced with the less romantic side of farming, she also has to deal with a conspiracy to make her leave.

Hot Gossip: When Janine Marchand leaves her native France for a remote village on the Atlantic coast of Ireland, she hopes to let go of a painful past. She has changed her name and taken on a whole new identity. But the locals are curious and soon tongues start wagging. To complicate matters, Janine gets involved with Mick O’Shea, a handsome man who harbours dark secrets of his own. She is drawn to him even though she knows the attraction might jeopardize the fresh start she is trying to build. When someone in the village alerts the press, Janine must make a decision: run away once more or stay to confront her past.

Hot Pursuit: Can you wipe the slate clean and start a new life? Rita O’Brien hopes so. She leaves a broken heart and a failed business in Kerry for a new beginning among the bright lights of Dublin. She soon settles into her new life with new friends, but things get complicated when two men enter her life. Who is the right man for her? Ricardo, with his Latin good looks and easy charm, or Josh, the true-blue friend?
The turmoil in her life re-opens new wounds that Rita has kept buried deep inside. She realises she must confront her past and correct a mistake she made years ago.
Will she make the right choice when it comes to love? Will her quest to find someone she lost heal her sorrows? Rita tries her best to find the right path in the hot pursuit of her dreams.

Set in Dublin and its beautiful surroundings with frequent trips back to the west of Ireland, this novel is the third in the popular Kerry series.

Jar: Mason Jar Meals, Jar Recipes Cookbook

by Tim Luther

The recipes use simple ingredients to create a homemade meal or snack that’s as easy to use as a store-bought mix. You do the hard part, while the recipient sits back and enjoys.

Healthy, Quick, and Easy to Prepare, Practical, Versatile, Convenient, Grab and Go, Meals in Jars are just that and More!

From planning make ahead meals to proper storage for your meals, you’ve learn everything you need to know about preparing mason jar meals.

Are you always in a rush packing your lunch in the morning? Or do you pick up takeout for lunch and dinner? Discover how easy it is to prepare meals in advance, so you can grab and go for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Choose from a wide variety Mason Jar Meals

  • Salads
  • Breakfasts
  • Meals
  • Desserts

This book is also packed with easy to make and downright affordable recipes that you can make in the comforts of your own home. You don’t have to be chef to whip up delicious meals. With this guide, you can impress your family and friends with tried and tested recipes that are guaranteed to be crowd pleasers.

Would You Like to Know More?

This book contains over 25 dessert recipes you can make and serve in a Mason jar with nutritional information included. Are you ready to give the gift of a dessert in a jar?


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Hers to Take (Loving Your Enemy Book 1)

by Talia Ellison

The last thing Octavia expects when she finds herself with Aaron Viteri’s gun pressed to the back of her head is that he won’t pull the trigger. After all, she’s a Ferrara, and her family and the Viteris have been enemies for decades. Not to mention she has snuck into his apartment to steal the files her family desperately needs.

But Aaron offers her a deal. He’ll spare her life if she pretends to be his sex slave and helps him take over his father’s business. Octavia knows she can’t trust the cold, arrogant, controlling, and devilishly handsome Aaron, but her only choice is to accept his offer.

The more time she spends with him, the more she realizes he isn’t who everyone thinks he is. And the way he looks at her makes her want to tie him to the bed and put his perfect mouth to better use. But if Octavia wants to stop a looming war before it’s too late, she can’t let her growing feelings for her enemy get in the way.

This is the first installment in the three-book Loving Your Enemy series. It contains potentially triggering situations, violence, strong language, sexual content, and a cliffhanger.

Queen of Someday (Stolen Empire Book 1)

by Sherry Ficklin

Before she can become the greatest empress in history, fifteen-year-old Sophie will have to survive her social-climbing mother’s quest to put her on the throne of Russiaâ??at any cost.

Imperial Court holds dangers like nothing Sophie has ever faced before. In the heart of St. Petersburg, surviving means navigating the political, romantic, and religious demands of the bitter Empress Elizabeth and her handsome, but sadistic nephew, Peter. Determined to save her impoverished familyâ??and herselfâ??Sophie vows to do whatever is necessary to thrive in her new surroundings. But an attempt on her life and an unexpected attraction threatens to derail her plans.

Alone in a new and dangerous world, learning who to trust and who to charm may mean the difference between becoming queen and being sent home in shame to marry her lecherous uncle. With traitors and murderers lurking around every corner, her very life hangs in the balance. Betrothed to one man but falling in love with another, Sophie will need to decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice in order to become the empress she is destined to be.

In a battle for the soul of a nation, will love or destiny reign supreme?

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