A judge is brutally murdered; a sixteen year-old girl is accused. Josie Bates, an attorney who left her high powered law practice when her skill inadvertently led to the deaths of two small children, cannot turn her back on this one. Reluctantly she takes on a case that will put both their lives on the line and change one of them forever.
Dani Foxx is a gorgeous, sexy, and spirited Los Angeles personal manager to the stars of tomorrow. She has spunk, guts, and a take-no-prisoners attitude. She has brains, courage, beauty, and nothing gets in her way. Dani lives in the Woodland Hills section of the San Fernando Valley with her beautiful teenage daughter Dale. Together, they survive and protect each other in the world’s most glamorous and sin-filled city.
Dani is a former actress and model, having appeared on the daytime television drama Paradise Beach. She is all too familiar with the pitfalls, dangers, and perils that occur within the City of Angels. Being tremendously aware of the sordid underbelly of Los Angeles and the often fear-provoking events that can happen, she now uses her talents and aptitude to assist others who have found themselves in the many harrowing situations she is very acquainted with.
Her best friend, the dashing and charismatic A.J. Tarentella, was raised in a ruthless crime family. Being the son of a mob boss, he fought his way to the top with honor, loyalty, and pride. He is now the proud owner of the Tarantella Agency, an immensely respected private investigation company located in the heart of Beverly Hills. He used his father’s work ethic, connections, and family ties to build his powerful business empire, and now he is always there to help those in need.
Together, A.J. Tarentella and Dani maneuver through the puzzling and dangerous underworld of Los Angeles, finding themselves racing for survival. From the very beginning, they were destined to be a lethal and dynamic combination.
When the sordid underbelly of Tinseltown hits Dani’s personal life and family, she has to use every ounce of strength and fearlessness she has. To get through the frightening maze of her precarious life, Dani has got to take chances: risks that will test her strength, willpower, and her family.
The famous and infamous will test her and tempt her with undeniable sexual charms, extreme power, and enormous wealth and thrust her forcefully into the wild side of Tinseltown where everybody has lethal secrets and ruthless ambition.
Targeted Age Group: 18-80
When it seems that all is lost, and you have no hope, you need someone to look after your best interests. Be careful, misplaced loyalty can prove fatal.
Detective Patsy Hodge has left her old life behind to start a new job with Bristol CID. She attends a suspicious death with her new boss: straight-talking, no nonsense Detective Inspector John Meredith. Within days the body count begins to rise, as victims, old and new, are discovered to have died by lethal injection. Assisted suicide or euthanasia? Meredith calls it murder.
There is an attraction between the two detectives, who circle each other, but both Meredith and Hodge are carrying an enormous amount of emotional baggage, and soon their pasts threaten to overwhelm their future. As the investigation gathers pace, tension mounts within the team, and someone takes an unhealthy interest in Patsy, threatening her life, and she no longer knows who to trust.
Misplaced Loyalty is the first book in the Meredith & Hodge series. If you like great storytelling, surprising plot twists, and compelling characters, then you are ready to meet Meredith & Hodge. Get your copy of Misplaced Loyalty today.
Targeted Age Group: Adult
It started as a chance encounter on the beach, and ended 24 hours later when they parted to go their separate ways.
Or so they thought…
WHEN LAUREN CANTRELL said goodbye to the guy she had just met on the beach, she had no way of knowing their paths would ever cross again. But fate had another unexpected meeting in store for them—this time in a place where danger was part of the culture and the stakes were life and death.
THE LAST PERSON in the world Michael “Rad” Radcliff expected to see at a special ops briefing in Afghanistan is the girl he met at the beach two weeks ago—the one he can’t stop thinking about.
From the sundrenched beaches of Ocean City, Md. to the snowcapped mountains of Afghanistan, this thrilling tale of espionage and intrigue takes readers on a spellbinding journey into the secret lives of our nation’s quiet heroes, and answers the question: What do you do when the person you most want to protect is the one risking everything to make sure you survive?
MEANT TO BE recounts the dedication of our military, the honor and sacrifice of our soldiers, and a relationship that is tested and sustained by the powerful forces of love, courage and resolve.
Winner of the Golden Leaf Award for Romantic Suspense, Readers’ Favorite International Book Award, and Gold Medal from Military Writers Society of America.
“Spot on with characters and descriptions. Strong women. Larger than life men. Well done.” — Lynnette Bukowski, Widow of U.S. Navy SEAL
Targeted Age Group: Teens and up
Divorce a husband, lose a career …grapple with a murder.
TV journalist Elizabeth “E.M.” Danniher will tell you she committed two sins — she didn’t stay young, and she made an enemy of a powerful news executive — her ex. She used to break national news. Now her top story as the “Helping Out!” reporter at dinky KWMT-TV in Sherman, Wyoming is getting a defective toaster repaired.
Tough, funny and determined, Elizabeth wrestles with isolation, keeping a professional edge, and an evolving self-image. Is Wyoming — the land of cattle, cowboys, tumbleweeds, and fewer than six people per square mile — her new home or a road to permanent obscurity?
Soon she’s in a battle of wills with ex-football player turned journalist Mike Paycik, who sees her as a handy rung on his career ladder. And there’s the matter of a deputy sheriff—missing or murdered? Elizabeth finds herself investigating at the insistence of a girl who’s set on proving her father’s innocence. Not that enigmatic rancher Thomas Burrell makes investigating easy.
But Elizabeth won’t fade to black without a fight, no matter how final some might want to make her Sign Off.
Don’t miss any of Elizabeth Danniher’s Caught Dead in Wyoming adventures:
Targeted Age Group: 16 and up
A high society murder. A spirited lady detective. Can she out-class the killer before an innocent person takes the fall?
London, 1923. Olive Belgrave needs a job. Despite her aristocratic upbringing, she’s penniless. Determined to support herself, she jumps at an unconventional job—looking into the background of her cousin’s fiancé, Alfred.
Alfred burst into the upper crust world of London’s high society, but his answers to questions about his past are decidedly vague. Before Olive can gather more than the basics, a murder occurs at a posh party. Suddenly, every Bright Young Person in attendance is a suspect, and Olive must race to find the culprit because a sly murderer is determined to make sure Olive’s first case is her last.
Murder at Archly Manor is the first in the High Society Lady Detective series of charming historical cozy mysteries. If you like witty banter, glamorous settings, and delightful plot twists, you’ll love USA Today bestselling author Sara Rosett’s series for Anglophiles and mystery lovers alike.
Travel back to the Golden Age of detective fiction with Murder at Archly Manor.
Targeted Age Group: Adult
In the first book of the Jade Harrington series, FBI Agent Jade Harrington searches for the serial killer of conservative radio personalities, while Senator Whitney Fairchild is in a cutthroat campaign for the presidency. The lives of Jade, Whitney, and the killer are on a collision course, which might impact the future of the United States of America.
If you had the chance to live forever, would you take it?
2053: An old man, Viktor Erikson, lies on his deathbed. Alone and with no known relatives, he is tended to by Olivia, a nurse. He has only one request: that she reads to him.
The request is not unusual, but the battered, leather-bound tome she must read is no ordinary book. Written in 1839, it chronicles the discovery of the fountain of youth by Morgana de la Motte – and Viktor Erikson.
What starts off as a swashbuckling adventure on the high seas in search of riches and eternal life soon transforms into something quite different: a clash between two personalities bound by love and deceit, locked together by a terrible burden of necessity.
What lengths would you go to – and what price would you pay?
As Oliva reads through the ancient book, she discovers a quest for truth and meaning as Viktor and Morgana relive the greatest sufferings and sorrows of humanity, over and over again.
In such a timeless loop, can Viktor or Morgan save their own true selves? Or will their unstable alliance, forged on the fine line between love and hate, turn into a tangled web of deception?
Insensible Loss is a dark historical thriller, breathlessly following Viktor and Morgana through a centuries-long adventure. Switching between the present and the past, Peters’ masterful storytelling make this fast-paced, imaginative epic a bold exploration of a past spiraling out of control – and a future that has never been more uncertain.
Ex DEA agent, Billy Russell, committed a heinous crime against a man who committed an unspeakable crime against him. Billy was sentenced to 20 years hard labor in total isolation from the outside world. Without explanation, he is suddenly paroled 5 years early. Returning to society, he learns that an isolated nuclear attack has spread primal fear of a nuclear holocaust, which allowed autocratic billionaires to seize control of the world. But the new world government’s faulty economic policies have led to poverty, crime, disease, and rampant drug addiction.
As a condition of his parole, the government assigns Billy to a secret government sanctioned assassination squad whose job it is to eliminate political dissenters. Their gaffe, however, was assuming Billy would do their bidding willingly. They were wrong. Billy is approached by a secret underground dissident group planning to overthrow the authoritarian world government. He joins them to end the government’s demonic reign of tyranny only to discover the shocking details of what is really taking place.
The first page and a half will grab you, the unexpected ending will spin you around.
Midnight Black is a fast-paced, action packed thriller/suspense novel in the tradition of author Lee Child. Available everywhere in Audiobook, e-book, and paperback formats.
Victory or Death … there is no in-between
From a former death camp in the snowy Russian mountains of 1973, Jez Kord is sent into the freezing wastelands to prove himself fit. Returning to camp, the sky is filled with helicopter gunships and he watches a venomous assault end with the flaming liquid of napalm bombs swallowing up the entire complex. He makes a run for it, but a unit of Spetsnaz elitists are hot on his heels.
Jez’s wife Anna is on assignment in Turkey. Adam Mannesh and his twisted band of misfits have designs on a drug empire that Anna has been tasked to take down. Adam comes to her assistance, but betrays her. Now the only chance of survival hangs on Jez evading the Siberian pursuit.
The Man in the Blue Fez is the third book in the series of explosive Birth of an Assassin thrillers. If you enjoy suspense thrillers with complex characters and an endless flow of death defying situations, then you’ll love being drawn into these classic tales of betrayal and intrigue from Rik Stone.