"Under a Turquoise Sky" is an involving, inspiring romantic suspense tale from author Lisa Carter. Aaron Yazzie, known as Rafael Chavez in his guise a"Under a Turquoise Sky" is an involving, inspiring romantic suspense tale from author Lisa Carter. Aaron Yazzie, known as Rafael Chavez in his guise as an undercover FBI agent, had a tough beginning in life, one he had never forgotten. Despite the love and spiritual teaching of his adoptive parents, bitterness ran deep in him over all he had seen and experienced. The last thing he needed or wanted was to be saddled with safeguarding a federal witness until she could testify against the drug king who had murdered her friend--the drug lord's own wife--before her eyes. Kailyn Eudailey is a spirited, blonde and beautiful southern belle from a privileged background. She and Aaron appear to be extreme opposites, barely able to tolerate each other, yet stuck together on a dangerous flight from the evil which will stop at nothing to silence Kailyn. A promise to Aaron's dying father, a US Marshal, keeps Aaron bound to protecting Kailyn with all means at his disposal. He heads back to his roots in the Southwest, taking Kailyn and her small dog to the Navajo Nation where he was born. With contracts out on both their lives, they must evade the ever-approaching danger and learn to deal with the differences between the two of them. But will those differences, along with a growing respect and fondness, lead to something more? If they survive, is there a chance that their futures will be blessed by abiding faith and lasting love? Readers will also greatly enjoy "Beneath a Navajo Moon" from author Lisa Carter.
Darkly compelling, "Where All Light Tends to Go" is an impressive debut from author David Joy. The story is told in first-person narrative, by a charaDarkly compelling, "Where All Light Tends to Go" is an impressive debut from author David Joy. The story is told in first-person narrative, by a character who will break your heart. In rural Cashiers, North Carolina, Jacob McNeely is a young man with little choice but to help his father run the family business--a wide-reaching, tightly-run meth ring. While Jacob's father is deeply entrenched in drug dealing, evading and manipulating the authorities, and living the outlaw life, Jacob still hasn't given up all his dreams. His mother is a crazed addict herself, living in the remote cabin where she was exiled by his father. The only tenderness and joy in Jacob's life came from Maggie, his childhood neighbor and high school sweetheart. However, Jacob left school without finishing the tenth grade, and he and Maggie parted ways. He knew she was meant to leave her home and him behind--she was meant for better things. As Jacob becomes more and more swept away by the tide of violence, betrayal, and the desperation of the addicted, he determines to make a last-minute escape. A sweet reunion with Maggie gives him hope for a future together. However, there are elements of evil, as old as time itself, whirling around Jacob as he makes his plans. A long-inevitable showdown is in the works and survivorship is uncertain. Will Jacob follow his heart to freedom, or will the lethal legacy of blood loyalty have its way?
Once you start reading "The Remedy for Love", you will literally be compelled to see it through to the outcome. Author Bill Roorbach has created an unOnce you start reading "The Remedy for Love", you will literally be compelled to see it through to the outcome. Author Bill Roorbach has created an unusually involving contemporary tale, a romance in spite of itself, which is also a curious, cautionary adventure. In the small, rural town of Woodchurch, Maine, Eric is an attorney with a moderate law practice. He cooks, savors his food and wine, and waits for his big-city wife, Alison, to make increasingly infrequent visits as their marriage sputters to an end. An occasional flicker of heat here and there has kept the spark burning far longer than it should. A massive winter storm is approaching Woodchurch just as Eric awaits Alison's tentative arrival. He prepares by stocking up on foods to appeal and appease his neglectful spouse. When a bedraggled young woman in the checkout line ahead of him is unable to pay for all of his purchases, Eric helps to pay her bill. A smart mind ruled by a kind heart, Eric also helps the woman, Danielle, make her way safely home to a rustic cabin near the river. Through circumstances created by his good intentions, which include having his vehicle towed away, Eric find himself with no other shelter than the dilapidated cabin of the defensive and delusional Danielle. Being snowed in with sharp-tongued, strange woman is a far cry from being snug in his own home, making his marvelous meal, and anticipating the arrival of his absentee wife. Danielle is erratic, disheveled, and obviously a member of the walking-wounded. However, as time passes and Danielle cleans up, enjoys Eric's impromptu improvisations with food and drink, she shows flashes of character which attract Eric, and he finds himself drawn to her in unexpected ways. As the storm builds and burgeons around them, they form an uneasy alliance, and awareness of each other blooms between them. However, there secrets swirling among the storm, and the forces of nature are coming down on the little cabin. Soon, the fight for survival will push all else aside, and the danger of the moment becomes far more urgent than the questions of the past and the hopes of the future. "The Remedy for Love" is the perfect read for a cold, cuddled in the house weekend--just don't let yourself get snowed in.
Unique, and completely engaging, "Crooked River" is a wonderful debut work from author Valerie Geary. Told in the alternating voices of two sisters, fUnique, and completely engaging, "Crooked River" is a wonderful debut work from author Valerie Geary. Told in the alternating voices of two sisters, fifteen-year old Sam and ten-year old Ollie, this is a mystery, a family drama, and so much more. An involving story line and compelling characters combined with beautifully descriptive writing will hold readers enthralled until the last page is turned. While Sam and Ollie's parents loved each other, they couldn't live together. The children lived with their mother in Eugene, Oregon while their father, Bear, settled in rural Oregon, living in a teepee and working as a beekeeper. He rented the land from good people, Zeb and Franny, whose friendship was like family to Bear and his daughters. Every summer, Sam would come to stay with her father. When Ollie was old enough to spend the summer, she chose instead to go to camp with her friends. Things changed forever when the girls' mother suddenly died from a heart attack and they were sent to live with their father on a trial basis. If things didn't work out, the girls would find a permanent home with their mother's parents. Adjusting to the new arrangement is somewhat of a challenge, especially for Ollie, who has not spoken since her mother's death. While Ollie may not be talking, she still sees plenty--including ghostly beings called "Shimmerings" who speak to her. One day, the sisters find the body of a dead woman floating in Crooked River. Sam tries to catch hold of the woman's body, but the river, swollen by rain and melting snow carries her away. When circumstantial evidence implicates Bear in death, the girls decide to keep their discovery a secret. However, Bear is arrested for the murder, and the girls must fight for their father's innocence and for the future of their family. "Crooked River" is a recommended reader's treat, and I look forward to more work from the talented Valerie Geary.
Vincent Marelli is the overlord of the underworld of organized crime. Known as "The Wolf", he rules a massive syndicate which unites criminal elementsVincent Marelli is the overlord of the underworld of organized crime. Known as "The Wolf", he rules a massive syndicate which unites criminal elements from around the globe. Careful, controlled and confident, Marelli is at the top of his game. Also successful with legitimate business endeavors in construction and real estate, his wealth is secure. With a family he adores--a loving wife, two young daughters, and a twelve-year old son--he has much to protect and preserve. A concession to his wife, for a "normal" family vacation leads to a lessening of his usual cautionary vigilance. This decision will have horrific consequences, as his wife and daughters are murdered in-flight when terrorists attempt to highjack the plane taking them on ahead to their happily-planned vacation. Father and son were to join them later, but now they are forever parted from those they loved. Thus begins the revenge-fueled thriller ride of "The Wolf" from author Lorenzo Carcaterra. Marelli had already targeted terrorist organizations which interfered with the business operations of his syndicate, but now the mission of total elimination is personal--very personal. Marelli involves his fellow crime kingpins in his cause, but who among them has his back, and who is ready to plunge the knife in that same back? Complex, compelling, and character-filled, "The Wolf" is an action-packed tale of bad people who do bad things to each other and often snare the innocent in their deadly web.
The sports world of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) is the setting for author Lori Foster's "Ultimate" series. Beginning with "No Limits", and bringing forwaThe sports world of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) is the setting for author Lori Foster's "Ultimate" series. Beginning with "No Limits", and bringing forward characters from her "Love Undercover" series, Ms. Foster gives her readers and inside look at the men of MMA and the women who bring out the softer side of the big, bad boys. "No Limits" features Cannon Colter--a standout supporting character from "Getting Rowdy". A bona fide MMA superstar, with a legion of fans and a close-knit inner circle, Cannon knows there's someone missing from his life--Yvette Sweeny. Too young and too troubled when they first met, Yvette survived a kidnapping and other ordeals thanks to Cannon's heroic efforts. However, Yvette left behind her home, her grandfather, and Cannon, and moved from Warfield, Ohio to a new life in California. Her grandfather's death several years later summons Yvette and Cannon both back to Warfield for the settling of her grandfather's estate. Unfinished feelings come blazing to life when the two of them co-inherit her grandfather's home and pawn shop. Sharing the house, dealing with the past, and facing the future are all combined with the heat of passion and the growing closeness of hearts. Yvette is being stalked by her crazed ex-boyfriend, bringing out all of Cannon's protective instincts. Yet, as threats escalate around them, Cannon senses there is another, unknown danger looming over their newfound happiness. Can he protect Yvette and make her believe that he loves her for the woman he truly sees her to be? Can Yvette trust Cannon body and soul, feeling secure enough to give him her heart? Hard bodies, soft hearts, desire, and destiny--you'll find it all in romantic suspense reads from the talented Lori Foster.
The more I read of "Beneath a Navajo Moon", from author Lisa Carter, the more involved I became with the spiritual and emotional and physical challengThe more I read of "Beneath a Navajo Moon", from author Lisa Carter, the more involved I became with the spiritual and emotional and physical challenges facing the characters. While the book features a strong, intelligent heroine, it was the troubled and tormented hero who really drew me into the story line. Erin Dawson, a graduate student working on her doctoral dissertations, has come to Cedar Canyon, Arizona to research her heart's quest. Long fascinated with the partial history of Olivia Thornton, a teacher at the Cedar Canyon Mission School in the early 1900's, Erin is determined to unearth the complete truth about the woman who haunts her thoughts. As the legend was told, Olivia was captured by a Navajo warrior, Silver Eagle, on the day the Navajos came to release their children who were forced to attend the Christian mission school. Lives were lost and the school never reopened, and Olivia lived among the Navajo for a time before being reunited with her own people. However, a great love had grown between Olivia and Silver Eagle, and eventually, she returned to the West to look for him. Erin could not rest until she found out if the unlikely sweethearts had found a happy-ever-after. Adam Silverhorn is a Navajo tribal policeman, a native son torn between the strong pull of the past, and the modern-day threat of the criminal element thriving in the Navajo Nation. Adam is handsome, charismatic, and the grandson of Hershal Begay, a tribal leader who operates on his own side of the law, fueled by his hatred of the white people and their government. Hershal's greatest desire is to turn Adam to his twisted way of thinking, and to have Adam leave law enforcement behind and take over the Begay empire. Meeting Erin, a woman of faith and compassion, has Adam longing for a different kind of life--and his feelings are shared by Erin. More than cultural differences are keeping them apart--Adam is secretly working undercover to bring down a meth lab being run on tribal land, and must act his role of playboy and bad boy until his assignment is complete. Adam tries to stay away from Erin, but her sweet strength and spirituality call out to his needy soul. Their connection proves to a dangerous one, and enemies are all around them--enemies who are all too ready to keep them apart at any cost. Will an abiding faith and a lasting love bloom in the midst of great turmoil and tribulation? Will Adam and Erin, and those they hold dear, survive and find a future of peace and fulfillment? "Beneath a Navajo Moon" is a compelling and suspenseful inspirational romance which touches on many thought-provoking issues.
Bringing forward characters and story line from his debut work, "The Terror of Living", author Urban Waite creates a suspenseful sequel in "SometimesBringing forward characters and story line from his debut work, "The Terror of Living", author Urban Waite creates a suspenseful sequel in "Sometimes the Wolf". Silver Lake, a small mountain town in the Pacific Northwest, has been the home of generations of the Drake family, a family that knows both sides of the law all too well. Bobby Drake, sometimes just called "Drake" is a deputy sheriff. His father Patrick, once the sheriff of Silver Lake, was convicted of drug smuggling while still in office. Having served twelve years in prison, Patrick is released on probation under the watchful eye of his own son. Drake and his wife Sheri have agreed to let live with them, and he moves back into his own former home, now remodeled and redecorated in an effort to blot out the past. Has Patrick truly reformed? He says he has changed, and he means no harm--but can he be trusted? How the future of life with Patrick will unfold is just one of the heavy questions weighing on Drake's mind as he also ponders whether his marriage will survive. Sheri has recently had a miscarriage, a loss she took very hard, and their marriage has not been the same. All of the shame Drake has tried to overcome due to his father's actions is once again at the forefront, as Patrick is once again under the same roof. Many people are curious about Patrick's whereabouts and movements. Issues from the past, like a missing fortune in drug money, make Patrick a person of extreme interest. Along with Patrick's return, poachers are canvassing the area, and for the first time in decades, a wolf is stalking the area. Caught in the middle of it all, Drake must question his own identity and what he most desires for his own future--if he survives. Recommendation: First read "The Terror of Living", and then follow it up with "Sometimes the Wolf".
Two young men with polar opposite backgrounds both choose the oil-boom promise of rural North Dakota as the path for their futures. Despite their diffTwo young men with polar opposite backgrounds both choose the oil-boom promise of rural North Dakota as the path for their futures. Despite their differences, Paul and Taylor become friends. When they both disappear during their first year on the job, their mothers are the ones who continue to search and seek, not settling for the vague answers from law enforcement and the oil company itself. Two women will travel to "The Missing Place" in Sophie Littlefield's atmospheric character study. Shay Capparelli is used to the raw, rough edges of life, and she raised her son Taylor to be like her--a survivor. Leaving California behind with little resources and a lot of determination, she heads for North Dakota to find her son. Colleen Mitchell follows her own mother's instincts and travels from her privileged life in Massachusetts to the comparative wilderness of Lawton, North Dakota to locate her son, Paul. With housing and lodging in the area already inadequate due to the influx of workers, Colleen must share a generator-run motor home with Shay. The women have a mutual concern for their sons, but their personalities and life experiences are sharply contrasted--as sharp as the underlying fear that drives each of them to find the truth--to find their boys. The rugged landscape, the unrelenting cold, and the daily reality of life as an oil rigger, all add to the moody bleakness of the story line. As the two mothers form a difficult but inescapable alliance, they learn as much about themselves as they learn about each other. They are not friends, yet they must depend upon each other in ways they never expected. Will they ever learn the real truth about their sons, and will they be able to bring their boys home again? Nothing is as fierce as a mother's love of her child, and these two women will not stop in their quest to be reunited with their sons.
"The Hill" is an exciting and entertaining finale to author Carol Ericson's "Brody Law" series. Set in San Francisco, this suspenseful four-book saga"The Hill" is an exciting and entertaining finale to author Carol Ericson's "Brody Law" series. Set in San Francisco, this suspenseful four-book saga follows the adventures of the Brody brothers as they deal with current-day issues and also work to resolve the decades old mystery of "The Phone Book Killer". Their once-respected lawman father, Joseph Brody, had been implicated as the killer, and he apparently took his own life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. His body was never found, and his sons were left to deal with the devastating emotional aftermath. The author did a great job with this series by creating four distinctive personalities for the brothers, and then finding their match-mates in four equally unique female characters. In "The Hill", youngest brother Judd Brody works as a private investigator and provides protective services for a very elite and wealthy clientele. Beautiful blonde heiress and media magnet London Breck turns out to be far more than a pretty face and paparazzi princess. She's both dazzling and down-to-earth, and she's more than a match for Judd in more ways than he cares to admit. When she hires him to investigate suspicious activity involving the company she inherited from her father--including threats to her personal safety--they discover that their families have a mutual history which may help them to solve the mystery of "The Phone Book Killer". The problem is, they'll have to stay alive long enough to prove it, and then maybe they'll have a chance to found out if the sparks between them will soon burn out or lead to a lasting passion of a lifetime. "The Hill" brings the "Brody Law" romantic suspense series to a satisfying solution and offers readers a terrific twist of events at the exciting conclusion of the book.
The "Hard Ink" series makes a splash with Book One, "Hard as It Gets". Author Laura Kaye's romantic suspense tales will follow the adventures of fiveThe "Hard Ink" series makes a splash with Book One, "Hard as It Gets". Author Laura Kaye's romantic suspense tales will follow the adventures of five former Special Forces Operatives who seek redemption for being falsely accused of misconduct and then being dishonorably discharged. "Hard as It Gets" features Nicholas Rixey, who co-owns the Baltimore, MD tattoo parlor "Hard Ink" with his brother, Jeremy. Trouble walks through the doors in the shapely form of Becca Merritt, daughter of Nick's former army commander--the man who betrayed Nick and his brothers-in-arms. Becca is unaware of how her own father really died and all that occurred with the scandal involving his men. She has been sent to find Nick at the behest of her brother Charlie, who has disappeared. Nick at first refuses to help her, but then events involving threats to Becca's safety and the possibility of finding evidence to clear Nick and his friends make it impossible for him to remain uninvolved. When it becomes clear that the original conspiracy is much greater than Nick first imagined, he has no choice but to call his former comrades and ask for their uniquely skilled assistance. They agree, but there are lingering hard feelings among the group, and Nick feels the sting of guilt at withdrawing from them when they returned to the States. Along with confronting his friends and making amends, Nick must also deal with his growing involvement with Becca. He never expected to fall so hard for the daughter of the man who ruined his life, but Becca is different from anyone he has known. She is equally taken by Nick, both by his rugged physicality and his unexpected tenderness. When she learns the real truth of the situation, will she and Nick have a chance to make a life together? Look for each member of the Special Forces team to have their own story showcased in upcoming entries in the "Hard Ink" romantic suspense series from author Laura Kaye.
The "Brody Law" series from Carol Ericson continues to sizzle with Book Three, "The Wharf". Once again combing suspense and sensuality with scintillatThe "Brody Law" series from Carol Ericson continues to sizzle with Book Three, "The Wharf". Once again combing suspense and sensuality with scintillating results, the author continues the hunt for "The Phone Book Killer" and the truth surrounding respected San Francisco police officer Joseph Brody's supposed guilt and suicide. Brody's four sons were devastated by the implication of their father being a serial killer, and his suicide via a leap from the Golden Gate Bridge was a stunning loss. Small-town police chief Ryan Brody, along with his three brothers, has never believed his father's guilt, nor has he ever accepted that his father took his own life. Determined to find the truth to bring justice to his father's name and peace of mind for his family, Ryan agrees to work with crime journalist Kacie Manning to unearth the secrets of the killings and bring the facts to light. What Ryan doesn't know is that Kacie has secrets of her own--her birth mother was the killer's first victim. Kacie was later adopted by a family who moved to Seattle, Washington. Back in San Francisco, Kacie is certain that Joseph Brody was the murderer, and she intends to use any means necessary--including manipulating Ryan Brody--to find the answers she seeks. What Kacie never anticipated was the electric chemistry that would ignite between Ryan and herself, and she is caught between duty and desire. Ryan fell for Kacie the first time he saw her--when he rescued her from a near-miss attempt on her life. When he discovers Kacie's hidden agenda, will he forgive her deceit? If the real killer is found and all is revealed, will Kacie be able to live with the consequences? Will there be a chance for a happy future for Ryan and Kacie? A recommended series for lovers of thrilling romantic suspense.