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Almost dead

Almost dead

Jackson, Lisa, author
2007

A WOMAN WHO WANTS TO GET EVEN . . .
The first victim is pushed to her death. The second suffers a fatal overdose. The third takes a bullet to the heart. Three down, more to go. They're people who deserve to die. People who are in the way. And when she's finished, there will be no one left...

WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES FOR REVENGE . . .
Cissy Cahill's world is unraveling fast. One by one, members of her family are dying. Cissy's certain she's being watched. Or is she losing her mind? Lately she's heard footsteps when there's no one around, smelled a woman's perfume, and noticed small, personal items missing from her house. Cissy's right to be afraid--but not for the reason she thinks. The truth is much more terrifying...

INCLUDING MURDER . . .
Hidden in the shadows of the Cahill family's twisted past is a shocking secret--a secret that will only be satisfied by blood. And Cissy must uncover the deadly truth before it's too late, because fear is coming home...with a vengeance...

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Burning daylight

Burning daylight

Johnstone, William W., author
2019

BLOOD IS THICKER THAN SLAUGHTER Luke Jensen has seen some sorry looking bounties in his time, but this one takes the cake. A wanted poster is offering a reward of one dollar and forty-two cents-plus one busted harmonica-to capture Three-Fingered Jack McKinney. Turns out, McKinney's twelve-year-old son Aaron wants revenge on his daddy for abandoning him and his mom. The reward is all the money Aaron can scrape together. Luke can't say no to the poor boy-or his beautiful mother-so he agrees to go after McKinney and his bank-robbing gang. Good deeds, however, are like good intentions-the road to hell is paved with them. And when Aaron McKinney decides to tag along, it puts Luke in the middle of a father-and-son reunion that's life-or-death, blood-for-blood, and kill-or-be-killed. . . . Live Free. Read Hard.

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Death doesn't bargain

Death doesn't bargain

Kenyon, Sherrilyn, 1965- author
2019

Death Doesn't Bargain is the second historical fantasy title in New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon's Deadman's Cross series. Where Deadmen tell their tales, and every soul is damned or redeemed by the final choices they make.

The Deadmen are back...

But so are the demons who have broken free of their eternal prison and are bent on mankind's destruction. The worst of the lot is Vine, determined to claim their lives for taking hers. She will see the world burn...and has the perfect lure to destroy them all. One of their own.

Kalder Dupree has never known a day of mercy. Born to the cruelest of mer-races, he sacrificed himself for his crew and is in Vine's hands. He expects no mercy or rescue.

Yet Cameron Jack is determined to set Kalder free. As a Hellchaser, it's her calling, and she cannot allow even a not-so-innocent to be tortured for an act of kindness that spared her damnation.

To defeat evil, it sometimes takes an even worse evil, and Cameron is willing to do whatever she must to make this right. If Vine thought she had her hands full before, she hasn't seen anything nearly as powerful as Cameron's resolve.

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Fast burn

Fast burn

Foster, Lori, 1958- author
2018

For the woman who's his perfect match, he's willing to break the rules...

The moment Brand Berry meets beautiful, driven Sahara Silver, the connection between them is electric. It's also something he can't pursue. Sahara wants him, sure--to join Body Armor, where his MMA skills, size and cocky attitude make him perfect for her elite crew of bodyguards. For Sahara, the agency always comes first, and Brand needs more. Yet when she's kidnapped by men searching for her missing brother, he doesn't hesitate.

Somewhere along the way, flirting with Brand for the sake of business turned very personal. Despite his refusal to join Body Armor, it's Brand who steps up when Sahara needs him most. Now there's no more time for games, and no point denying the hunger they both feel. They'll escape together or not at all. But if they survive, can Sahara finally surrender control to claim this blazing passion?

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Heat

Heat

Grant, Donna, author
2018

He knew her round eyes and the deep shade of brown along with the band of black that encircled her irises. He knew the slope of her breasts, the indent of her waist, and the flare of her hips. He knew the way she preferred to wear muted colors to help her blend in with a crowd. It had taken one look to put all that to memory, but he found his eyes going to her again and again, as if he couldn't get enough.

Nikolai is a dragon shapeshifter who knows well the meaning of loss. Orphaned and raised to be a Dragon King, he never accepts defeat. Now, Nikolai prefers his solitude. . .until a beautiful, irresistible woman calls upon him for help--and Nikolai's whole world goes up in flames.

Ever since MI5 agent Esther woke to discover her mind taken over with magic, she feels like a stranger to herself. She looks to a notorious dragon, one who has the power to help her find her memory. But as she and Nikolai come closer to discovering what really happened to her, a dangerous passion ignites between them. Can this lone Dragon King help the woman he's grown to love to uncover the truth about her past--or will a deep and fiery danger tear them both apart in Heat, the next Dark Kings novel by New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant.

The Dark Kings series is:

"Provocative [and] sizzling."
--RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

"This series is a must-read."
--Night Owl Reviews

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Inquisition

Inquisition

Gibbins, David J. L., author
2019

The latest Jack Howard thriller from marine archaeologist and internationally bestselling mastermind David Gibbins.

The Holy Grail is about to be unearthed. . .


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As the blood of martyred Christians runs through Rome's catacombs, Pope Sixtus entrusts their most sacred object to a devoted follower. Soon after, the Holy Grail disappears into the darkness of time.
1684
While overseeing the evacuation of the English colony of Tangier, Samuel Pepys attempts to retrieve a treasure which has resurfaced after more than a thousand years. Meanwhile, a Jewish merchant is tortured by the Altamanus, a secret group determined to locate the Grail.

Present Day
A wreck off the Cornish coast reveals clues to a mystery that marine archaeologist Jack Howard had thought beyond solving. He embarks on an epic quest that takes him to the sunken ruins of the pirate city of Port Royal in Jamaica. But the specter of the deadly Inquisition dogs his every step, and Jack must face a descent into hell itself if he is to uncover the greatest reward in Christendom.

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Judgment Road

Judgment Road

Feehan, Christine, author
2018

#1 New York Times Bestseller

An outlaw motorcycle club sets up shop next door to Sea Haven in the dangerously sexy new series from New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan.

A brutal education in a Russian training facility for assassins has taught this group of men one thing: It's a long road to redemption. ..

As the enforcer of the Torpedo Ink motorcycle club, Reaper lives for riding and fighting. He's a stone-cold killer who turns his wrath on those who deserve it. Feelings are a weakness he can't afford--until a gorgeous bartender gets under his skin...

Near Sea Haven, the small town of Caspar has given Anya Rafferty a new lease on life. And she's desperate to hold on to her job at the biker bar, even if the scariest member of the club seems to have it out for her. But Reaper's imposing presence and smoldering looks just ratchet up the heat.

Anya's touch is everything Reaper doesn't want--and it brands him to the bone. But when her secrets catch up to her, Reaper will have to choose between Anya and his club--his heart and his soul.

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Paradox

Paradox

Coulter, Catherine, author
2019

#1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter delves into the mind of an escaped mental patient obsessed with revenge in this "eerie, unsettling, and breathlessly terrifying" ( The Real Book Spy ) twenty-third installment in her FBI series.

When an escaped mental patient fails to kidnap five-year-old Sean Savich, agents Sherlock and Savich know they're in his crosshairs and must find him before he continues with his kill list.

Chief Ty Christie of Willicott, Maryland, witnesses a murder at dawn from the deck of her lake cottage. When dragging the lake, the divers find not only find the murder victim but also dozens of bones. Working together with Chief Christie, Savich and Sherlock soon discover a frightening connection between the bones and the escaped psychopath.

Paradox is a chilling mix of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, old secrets that refuse to stay buried, and ruthless greed that keep Savich and Sherlock and Chief Christie working at high speed to uncover the truth before their own bones end up at the bottom of the lake.

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A phoenix is forever

A phoenix is forever

Chase, Ashlyn, author
2019

She didn't see this hot cop coming.

Dawn Forrest is ready for a big change. She's determined to put her criminal past behind her and only use her extraordinary psychic abilities for good from now on.

Luca Fierro is a phoenix shifter and rookie cop with something to prove. The last person he should tangle with is a newly reformed bad girl, especially one as irresistible as Dawn. But he needs her help to find a missing child, and every minute counts. This case is going to put their skills to the test...if only they can keep their minds on the mission instead of on each other.

A sizzling paranormal romance, perfect for fans of Lynsay Sands and Kerrelyn Sparks!

Phoenix Brothers Series:
Hooked on a Phoenix (Book 1)
More Than a Phoenix (Book 2)
A Phoenix is Forever (Book 3)

Praise for Ashlyn Chase:
"Hot and hilarious. This one is a must read."--Night Owl ReviewsTop Pick for Never Dare a Dragon
"What could be better than hot firefighters who shift into dragons and phoenixes?"--RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars for Never Dare a Dragon

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The race

The race

Cussler, Clive
2012

20th century detective Isaac Bell protects a promising aviator from her jealous husband in this remarkable adventure from #1 New York Times -bestselling author Clive Cussler.

It is 1910, the age of flying machines is still in its infancy, and newspaper publisher Preston Whiteway is offering $50,000 for the first daring aviator to cross America in less than fifty days. He is even sponsoring one of the prime candidates-an intrepid woman named Josephine Frost-and that's where Bell, chief investigator for the Van Dorn Detective Agency, comes in.

Frost's violent-tempered husband has just killed her lover and tried to kill her, and he is bound to make another attempt. Bell has tangled with Harry Frost before; he knows that the man has made his millions leading gangs of thieves, murderers, and thugs in every city across the country. He also knows Frost won't be after just his wife, but after Whiteway as well. And if Bell takes the case . . . Frost will be after him, too.

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The sixth day

The sixth day

Coulter, Catherine, author
2019

Special agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine take on a criminal mastermind in the next captivating thriller in the New York Times bestselling A Brit in the FBI series. "Coulter and Ellison smoothly mix contemporary political issues with eerie historical legend in this fast-paced" ( Publishers Weekly ) thriller.

The mystery: shocking.

When several major political figures die mysteriously, officials blame their deaths on natural causes. However, when a small drone is spotted at the scene of the most recent death, it quickly becomes clear to FBI agents Nicholas and Michaela that there's more to this mystery than meets the eye.

The key: indecipherable.

Dr. Isabella Marin is a language expert, and she's dedicated her entire life to researching an ancient text that has long been considered indecipherable...that is, until now. When it becomes clear that there's an alarming pattern between the text and the recent deaths, she teams up with the FBI to find the link. It's clear that the manuscript is the key to catching the killer. But how?

The case: nearly impossible.

When Nicholas and Michaela uncover plans for a devastating attack on London, they must race against the clock to stop the killer before it's too late. Not only are they in danger of losing the manuscript--an object of extreme value--but they're also at risk of losing more innocent lives: including their own.

With their signature heart-pounding tension and suspense, Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison's The Sixth Day is "another amazing entry in this ongoing series" ( Associated Press ).

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Slow ride

Slow ride

Foster, Lori, 1958- author.
2019

You can't put the brakes on love...

Ronnie Ashford needs a distraction. In the morning, she has to offer arrogant, conventional Jack Crews a job and convince him not to take it. She doesn't need anyone's help, thank you very much. But tonight is all about the tall, sexy stranger who just walked in the bar--and all the delicious trouble they could get into together. Too bad just as things are heating up between them, he whispers the three little words that destroy everything: "I'm Jack Crews."

Jack is determined to connect with fiery Ronnie--in bed and out of it--but her terms are clear. If he takes the job, helping her acquire prized artifacts for her mysterious bosses, anything between them is strictly off-limits. Somehow he has to convince a woman who's never felt like she belonged that she's found her place--with him. And with the danger sparking hotter than the fire between them, it's going to be one unforgettable trip...

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The unyielding

The unyielding

Laurenston, Shelly, author
2018

Stieg Engstrom, Angriest Viking Ever, has got big problems. The human Viking Clans of earth are in danger of being obliterated-along with the rest of the world-and the only one who may be able to save them is a super pain-in-the-ass Crow. Most people annoy Stieg, but this is the one woman he really can't stand . . .

Erin Amsel loves being a Crow! Why wouldn't she when the other Viking Clans are so hilariously arrogant and humorless? She's not about to let all that come to an end! She just didn't expect to be shoulder to shoulder in battle with Stieg. Then again, he's so easy to torment-and also kind of cute.

With the future of the world riding on them, Stieg knows he'll have to put aside his desperate need to kiss the smirk right off Erin's face. Wait. What? He didn't mean that-did he? No!They have one goal- To conquer the idiots. Because nothing bugs Stieg more than when idiots win. If only he can keep himself from suddenly acting like one . . .

"No one does the weird and wacky better than Laurenston!"
- RT Book Reviews , 4.5 Stars Top Pick

"If you enjoy outrageous scenarios, witty banter, and hilariously over-the-top characters, look no further than Shelly Laurenston's Call of Crows series."
- SmexyBooks, Best Books of the Year

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