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Stepping Into the Unknown (Jay Samson Adventures Book 1)

by Peter D. Campbell

Royal Marine Commando Jay Samson is ready to move on and enjoy the perks of living the easy life in civvy street, working in a surf shop on Bali in Indonesia. However, a terrorist bombing destroys the surf shop and Jay is quickly drawn to what he does best, landing a contract as a security consultant at an isolated pearl farm. Before long, Jay finds himself alone, unsupported and unarmed amongst ruthless killers and hostile locals in a dangerous game involving the mafia and corrupt policemen. Based on actual events, Stepping into the Unknown takes you into the reality of security contracting in one of the remotest places in the world.

Author Brad Shaw is contributing 50c to the Royal Marines Association and 50c to St John NZ for every book sold. Thank you for your support.
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“Start the engine!” I shouted, swinging myself into the vehicle. Tactical listening was over, it was time to crash move. Baz hit the gas and we spun back onto the road. Glancing to my right, I saw six headlights hurtling towards us.
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“You’ve got rabies here, don’t you?” I asked Baz, trying to keep my voice conversational.
“Hmmm,” he responded softly. He didn’t look like he was scared but it was a thousand to one that he would have preferred to be somewhere else this precise moment. His eyes flicked from one set of bared teeth to another.
I slowly reached into my chest rig and pulled out my telescopic Asp and then in a quick motion whipped it out so it whizzed past the nose of the nearest mongrel that was eyeing me. It backed off with a growl and stared at me menacingly.
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“Baz was right about one thing, if things kicked off, I was on my Jack Jones. No fire support – not even a sidearm. Well, if things kicked off, they’d soon regret it. With that satisfying thought, I headed to the shower and hit the sack.”
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“Mr Jay, you are under arrest,” he pronounced in good but accented English.
“And who are you? The local fisherman?”
Shorty reached under his shirt and pulled an old battered revolver. He had my attention.
“I am police. I am arrest you after complaint about you here on farm,” his voice was a little shriller this time and he looked flustered at having his authority questioned, hardly surprising given he was wearing a dress.



COYOTE: A Suspense Thriller (Jessica James Mysteries)

by Kelly Oliver

GIRL POWER MEETS BIG OIL…

Jessica James is about to discover the shocking truth about the accident that killed her father eleven years ago. How much will she risk to find out what really happened?

*SILVER FALCHION AWARD WINNER, BEST MYSTERY/THRILLER
*From the master of Feminist Noir, Kelly Oliver.
If you like your sleuths fierce, funny, and female, you’ll love Jessica James. 
Jessica returns home for summer break, only to take on one of the biggest oil companies in the country–and its connections to corruption, sex trafficking, and murder. An ugly murder way too close to home…

She’s not home an hour when her cousin Mike hints that a series of freak accidents at the lumber mill where he works might not be what they seem. So when Mike is killed in the saw room the day after an argument with the mill’s new owners, the Knight brothers, Jessica knows it’s no accident.

Working at Glacier Park to earn just enough money for books and whiskey, Jessica meets the secretive Kimi RedFox, who’s on a mission to stop Knight Industries from fracking on Blackfeet land. Even more distressing, Kimi accuses the Knight brothers of operating a prostitution ring on the reservation.

It doesn’t take long until Jessica is pulled into Kimi’s David versus Goliath battle with the Knight brothers. Ready to fight to save Kimi’s young sisters from human trafficking, and find out who killed Mike, Jessica isn’t as ready for the surprising discovery about the accident that killed her father eleven years ago.

Coyote is filled with Oliver’s trademark humor and quirky characters. Join Jessica and her posse for this fast-paced thrill ride.

Jessica James will drain the swamp of human trafficking scum if it’s the last thing she does.

Fans who like their female protagonists fierce and fearless will love this page-turner from award winning author, Kelly Oliver.

Refreshingly authentic..A witty and engaging whodunit, with a “cowgirl philosopher” who’s part V.I. Warshawski and part John Wayne.
—–Kirkus Reviews  


Nobody tops Kelly Oliver for delivering fast-paced narrative, quirky characters, and a plot as twisty as a bucking bronco–all of this leavened with Oliver’s trademark wry humor.

–Caroline Taylor, author of Loose Ends and The Typist

Mystery, Suspense, Action, Adventure, Romance, and Laugh-out-Loud Humor. What more could you want in a page-turner?
A riveting suspense novel that keeps you guessing until the end.

What Amazon readers are saying:

â??â??â??â??â?? “Coyote is an action-packed, light-hearted read, and if you love mysteries with bad ass, quirky heroines, you’ll devour this one with pleasure. Oliver’s writing gives this rip-roaring story so much depth and, dare I say, philosophy. It’s so hard to find intellectually satisfying fun reads, and this one is a true gem.”

â??â??â??â??â?? “Fun with a conscience. What else does a reader want?”

â??â??â??â??â?? “This is a smart, fun, twisty story that tackles real social issues like sex trafficking and exploitation of Native lands in the American Northwest. It features a realistic team of badass female characters who fight for each other against the many bad guys.”

â??â??â??â??â?? “Kept me on the edge of my seat!”

â??â??â??â??â?? “Outstanding whodunit. An excellent yarn that sucks you in.”

COYOTE is part of the Jessica James Mystery-Thriller Series. If you love a page-turning thriller with mystery, humor, and a dash of romance, pick up COYOTE today!



Deep Cosmose (The Deep Cosmos Series Book 1)

by Project Kyle

“Protect your sanity at all costs.”

These were the last words spoken to David, a young survivor of the cosmic 5 tragedy, before he found himself fleeing for his life, and seeking refuge in a galaxy filled with danger, mystery, and suspense.

Hiding behind the mask of a nerdy space explorer, David recruits a young warrior woman and a self-obsessed space thug as crew members to join him on his galactic adventures, hoping to lay low to avoid any unwanted attention. But after the galaxy is threatened by a criminal mastermind with a lust for human life, David and his team must come out of the shadows and put an end to this menace, before he can drive humanity to extinction.

Can David and his companions survive the challenges that lie ahead? Or will they crumble into the never-ending void… of the Deep Cosmos.



AT RISK (Steve Cline Mysteries Book 1)

by Kit Ehrman

This stirring first mystery is set in Maryland’s rich horse country where Steve Cline seems, at twenty-one, much too young to be in charge of a major stable. Seasoned by summers on a dude ranch, his skills and stamina are sorely tested when he’s hijacked early one morning along with some of the stable’s horses. His escape turns him into a killer’s target in an environment where a complex scheme develops and everyone, no matter how innocent, courts risks . . .

REVIEWS

“It’s amazing what horses can do for a mystery. Kit Ehrman’s debut novel, AT RISK . . . reeks of authenticity, and the hunters and jumpers have personality to burn. When seven of these horses are stolen in the dead of night, Stephen Cline, the 21-year-old barn manager . . . in the honored tradition of a Dick Francis hero, vows to track down the thieves . . .” ~ The New York Times

Both horse lovers and crime fans who’ve never stepped into a stirrup will relish Ehrman’s riveting debut, set on a Maryland horse farm. When his successful surgeon father disowns him after he drops out of college, 21-year-old Stephen Cline takes a job as barn manager of Foxdale Farm, which specializes in the training and boarding of thoroughbred jumpers. In the middle of a late February night, Steve visits the stable to medicate a sick horse only to stumble on a horse theft in progress. Haunted by the events of that night after barely escaping from being kidnapped and murdered, Steve resolves to track down the perpetrators before they find him. In spite of the warnings of state police detective James Ralston, he continues his search to unravel what becomes a suspenseful mystery, but not before he puts himself in grave peril. The cold, wet Maryland spring vividly turns to summer amid the smells of horses, hay and sawdust as the plot gallops forward. As a former groom, veterinary assistant and barn manager, Ehrman treads Dick Francis territory with a sure foot. From Steve’s girl-crazy friend, Marty, to the motherly farm manager, Mrs. Hill, to the ruthless villains who leave more than one body in their wake, she has created a memorable cast. The sensitively drawn relationship between Steve and the alluring Rachel, a boarder at Foxdale, is one of the novel’s highlights. With his youthful zeal and perseverance, Steve Cline makes a captivating hero and sleuth, one readers will be eager to see again.
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“The smart money could make the unusually likable protagonist a favorite in the Francis Stakes.” ~ Kirkus

“At best, only a small fraction of first novels turn out to be first in a series (why assume that success for At Risk?) The overarching reason is that its author is thoughtful and clever, as well as skilled. Ehrman’s writing is unobtrusively crisp . . . The plot is intricate, intriguing, and solid in the best traditional style . . .” ~ The Drood Review

“At Risk by Kit Ehrman is suspense on steroids and one of the best debut novels to hit the crime literature racetrack since Dennis Lehane’s A Drink Before the War. Clear ample shelf space for a Steve Cline series because Ehrman, a real-life horse farmer, has hit for the literary trifecta.” ~ Andrew McAleer of Austin Layman’s Crimestalker Casebook

“Kit Ehrman’s AT RISK is for fans of Dick Francis and anyone who likes an edge of your seat, fun, page-turning whodunit.” ~Al Blanchard

“Fast-paced action throughout.” ~Midwest Book Review



A Relic to Die For (Books to Die For Book 5)

by Richard Houston

This reviewer says it best:
As in Houston’s previous books, this yarn has all of the elements, a murder mystery, a bit of romance, and my favorite, the wonderful interactions Jake has with his animals, Fred, his golden retriever, and a new found kitten who tries to steal the show. Houston is able to tell his story without gratuitous violence or sex.

Richard Houston is a two-time USA Today Best selling author whose amateur sleuth solves murder mysteries in Colorado and the Missouri Ozarks with his Golden Retriever and widowed, sixty-nine year old neighbor.



When A Stranger Calls: A collection of thrillers

by Jillian Browner

Rachel works at a suicide prevention center. Stuck in a loveless relationship with a man with OCD, she longs for something different. One night, she receives a call at the center from a strange man. He is distraught but not to the point of suicide. He describes what he wants in life and what he’s missing. Soon they are talking every night and they develop a bond beyond that is strictly forbidden at the call center. Still, Rachel decides to meet the man…in secret…and finds herself in a world of danger…



Blood Doesn’t Lie (Otherworld Crime Unit Book 1)

by Nova Archer

A powerful vampire struggling with his blood lust. A fearless human determined to make a name for herself. Together they must stop the murder and mayhem engulfing the city.

Caine Valorian and his Otherworld Crime Unit crack all the unusual cases before any humans take notice. When a young woman is found ritualistically murdered in the Otherworlder city of Necropolis, it’s his team of professionals with paranormal gifts who must stop the nameless evil stalking the streets.

As the team sinks deeper into the workings of the case, Caine’s attraction to the alluring human investigator, Eve, is causing his blood to boil and he battles urges he hasn’t dealt with in decades. And with war brewing between species, the all-consuming passion between a human and a vampire won’t be the only thing to spill on the city’s mean streetsâ?¦

Previously published as Blood Secrets by Vivi Anna and Harlequin Nocturne

If you like hot sexy vampires, action-packed plots, and murder mysteries, then you’ll love Blood Doesn’t Lie!

BUY Blood Doesn’t Lie today and experience vampires and werewolves and witches living, loving, and solving crime in a secret city of their own.

“If you like CSI, you’ll love this smart, sexy & suspenseful trip through Necropolis where the villains are vamps, werewolves & witches — and so are the good guys” – Rebecca York, NYT Bestselling Author



Christmas in Paradise (Florida Keys Mystery Series Book 13)

by Deborah Brown

My name is Madison Westin. Unless it’s Christmas, in which case my official title is “Holiday Cheermistress.” Nothing stops me from getting my ho-ho-ho on, not even my friends’ Grinch-worthy attitude toward sparkling tinsel, twinkling lights, and tinkling bells.

Hey, if Creole, Fab, and Didier wind up with coal in their stockings, it won’t be my fault.

When some bah-humbug bandit makes the rounds of Tarpon Cove, Fab and I are on the case. It’s the least we can do for our loyal friends. Seasonal crime-victim disorder seems to be on the rise.

Some guy in a Santa suitâ??well, the top half of one anywayâ??is robbing local banks. The cops are fingering the wrong guy. And you can bet your light-up Rudolph boxers that if we can’t track the real thief down, one of my merry band of miscreants could be spending the holidays behind bars.



PARADISE IN RUINS: A GRIPPING, SUSPENSEFUL THRILLER (THE DESIRES OF YOUR HEART SERIES Book 1)

by K Dodd

A couple in love. A romantic getaway. The deadly trap which changes their lives forever.

Corporate manager, Tarquinn “Quinn” Dorsey’s life is far from perfect. But even with its ups and downs, her relationship with her boyfriend of five years, Reed McKinney is familiar â?? her safe place. Or so she thought until a romantic getaway goes horribly wrong.

After the stress from her high-pressure job brings her to the edge of a major melt-down, Reed convinces her to take an overdue, much-needed Caribbean vacation. No deadlines. No back-stabbing office politics. Just lazy days spent in the embracing tropical sun.

But, from the moment they arrive in paradise, Quinn is convinced she’s being watched and followed. Their escape from reality quickly turns into a nightmare when sleazy, local café owner Gilbert Clark deceives the couple, causing Quinn’s spiral into a drug-induced abyss of which there is no escape.

Sinking deeper into a black hole of wanton self-destruction, Quinn is introduced to a diabolical billionaire, Grant Damon, who has one agenda â?? an elaborate scheme to trap and hold her captive for his indulgences, which includes prostitution and human trafficking. Lost in the stupor of addiction, Quinn doesn’t realize that Damon is keeping dark secrets, and his mind games and manipulation of her has only just begun.

Shattered and demoralized by Quinn’s plummet, Reed is sure he will never entirely trust anyone ever again. Prepared to walk away, he learns the horrific truth behind the elaborate deception and recognizes Gilbert may be the only person he can trust to save his girlfriend from a torturous death. Together the unlikely duo must join forces to rescue Quinn from the ruthless billionaire.

The only thing is everyone on the island, which Damon controls, is out to stop the pair. With time running out, all of their lives are about to change . . . forever.

Paradise in Ruins, the first installment in a series of gripping suspense novels. If you like shadowy characters, razor-sharp wit, and twists and turns that take the reader to the edge, you’ll savor the first book in The Desires of Your Heart Series, a thrilling suspense novel.

Get your copy of Paradise in Ruins and satisfy your craving for something different.

NOTE TO READERS: This is Book one in a continuing story, and it is NOT a standalone novel. It contains a cliffhanger ending. Installments one through three (The Desires of Your Heart Series) must be read in order.

Book One: PARADISE IN RUINS
Book Two: SHATTERED PROMISES
Book Three: PARADISE REDEMPTION



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