Colton’s Dangerous Liaison by Regan Black

The clock is running out to keep her safe.

Can he intervene in time?

By-the-book police chief Melissa Colton prides herself on putting justice before all else. That means work first—and no passionate affairs.

But she finds herself severely tempted when teaming up with hotelier Antonio Ruiz to figure out who’s tracking her.

As the case yields more questions than answers, Melissa and Antonio must resist their growing attraction…and capture the criminal targeting them!

Titles in the multi-author Coltons of Grave Gulch series include – Colton’s Dangerous Liaison by Regan Black – Colton’s Killer Pursuit by Tara Taylor Quinn – Colton Nursery Hideout by Dana Nussio – Colton’s Bullseye by Geri Krotow – Guarding Colton’s Child by Lara Lacombe – Colton’s Covert Witness by Addison Fox

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Someday My Duke Will Come by Christina Britton

Lady Clara Ashford’s world changed fifteen years ago at the hands of a rogue who took her innocence. Determined never to give in to temptation again, she settles into life as a caregiver for her family. With her younger sister recently engaged and about to embark on a life of her own, Clara feels adrift and without purpose―until Quincy, the new Duke of Reigate, arrives on her doorstep in need of a fake fiancée.

When Quincy Nesbitt unexpectedly inherits a dukedom, he’s determined to do his best by the title. One thing he won’t do? Marry a woman he’s never met just because she was engaged to his older brother. So, he enlists Lady Clara’s help, since he can’t marry another when he’s engaged to her. But as they pretend for the ton, Quincy finds himself falling for real. Now, he just has to convince Lady Clara to take a chance on him.

Titles in the Isle of Synne series include – A Good Duke is Hard to FindSomeday My Duke Will Come – A Duke Worth Fighting For –

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Love on the Winter Steppes by Paris Wynters

Can a magical day at the Ice Festival melt this career-focused woman’s heart?

Marketing consultant Qara Whitaker loves her job, happily putting in endless hours and working through holidays. But when her grandmother asks that she accompany her on a birthday trip to Mongolia to visit their family, Qara can’t say no. Packing up her laptop, Qara boards the plane—never imagining that a shared cab ride with a stranger will change her life forever.

Hoping to push through writer’s block, author Benjamin Lacoy hops on a plane to Mongolia looking for inspiration. A chance meeting with a beautiful and intelligent woman whose smile ignites his heart leads to them playing tourists. Sparks fly and Ben is feeling far more than inspiration, yet each time he and Qara get close, she’s distracted by work.

Ben is torn; he likes Qara, but he always promised himself he’d never let work come before family and friends as his parents did. Opposites clearly attract, but can they learn to balance work with love in order to build a future together?

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It’s been… a week, hasn’t it?

Like most Americans (and, I’m sure others across the globe) I’ve spent the first week of 2021 crying my eyes out in disbelief, in anger, in frustration, and, in fear.

I want to say that this is not my America… but I’m no longer certain that statement is true.

I’ve done little more than doom-scroll through Twitter, watched endless, pain-filled hours of breaking news (and then the rewatching of the same).  Not much else happened beyond reacting to the horror unfolding before my (and the nation’s, the world’s) eyes.

But.

I cannot stay in this state of mind any longer.  It’s time to get back to work, back to doing what I enjoy… and that involves escaping into other worlds.  Once enjoyable, right now necessary for my sanity as a way to pass the time, and stop thinking of what is happening to my nation, my home right now.  I am sad beyond belief — but if I continue in this mindset then evil wins, and that cannot be allowed to happen.

I hope you are finding your own unique, individual way to cope with the events of January 6, 2021, and beyond.  As an American I know “we” are better than this, “we” will get beyond what was done – yet, as in all things horrible, we must not forget what was tried, what was done.  Otherwise, we learned nothing.

Take care of yourself today.  Then get back out there and live your life.

The Secret Network by Marie Ferrarella

A child brought them together

And led them into a brutal world…

Social worker January Colton agrees to partner with Detective Sean Stafford—but only on her terms. She’ll help him catch a killer, but only if he can protect the little girl in her care.

Once she realizes that Sean is just as committed to keeping the child safe, their connection slowly develops into something fiery…and dangerous.

But with a deadly network determined to finish off this “family unit,” Sean will have to do whatever it takes to keep them safe.

Titles in the multi-author Colton 911: Chicago series include – The Secret Network by Marie Ferrarella – Unlikely Alibi by Lisa Childs – Undercover Heat by Anna J. Stewart – Soldier’s Return by Karen Whiddon – Hidden Target by Colleen Thompson –  Guardian in the Storm by Carla Cassidy

This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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Pretty Little Wife by Darby Kane

Debut author Darby Kane thrills with this twisty domestic suspense novel that asks one central question: shouldn’t a dead husband stay dead?

Lila Ridgefield lives in an idyllic college town, but not everything is what it seems. Lila isn’t what she seems. A student vanished months ago. Now, Lila’s husband, Aaron, is also missing. At first, these cases are treated as horrible coincidences until it’s discovered the student is really the third of three unexplained disappearances over the last few years. The police are desperate to find the connection if there even is one. Little do they know they might be stumbling over only part of the truth….

With the small town in an uproar, everyone is worried about the whereabouts of their beloved high school teacher. Everyone except Lila, his wife. She’s definitely confused about her missing husband but only because she was the last person to see his body, and now it’s gone.

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The Rancher Meets His Match by Kate Pearce

For the hardworking folks of Morgantown, home really is where the heart is. But sometimes it takes leaving for a while to figure that out . . .

Kaiden Miller may be the family jokester, but he takes his work on their ranch very seriously. And as a sought-after master carpenter to boot, he’s busier than ever. Still, when he’s asked to renovate the neighboring ranch, he’s more than willing. The owner, Juan Garcia, is ailing, and Kaiden expects to find the property pretty run down. He doesn’t expect to find his old nemesis—Juan’s daughter, Julia—overseeing his work . . .

Julia’s not sure why Kaiden never liked her. But if working with him makes life easier for her father, so be it. Yet to her surprise, not only is Kaiden great with her father, he’s great with her too. As the weeks pass, it becomes harder to ignore their simmering attraction. And when Julia’s boss turns up with a sweet deal, both she and Kaiden will have to decide where their loyalties—and their hearts—lie.

Titles in The Millers of Morgan Valley series include – The Second Chance Rancher – The Rancher’s Redemption – The Rebellious Rancher – The Rancher Meets His Match

*Connection to the “Morgan Ranch” series – you’ll find familiar faces if you’ve read the series but it’s not necessary to enjoy the Miller family – but I’d still recommend both.*

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The Princess and the Rogue by Kate Bateman

A princess in disguise is forced to live with a rogue in order to protect her from danger in this fun, sexy regency romance.

Bow Street agent Sebastien Wolff, Earl of Mowbray, doesn’t believe in love―until a passionate kiss with a beautiful stranger in a brothel forces him to reconsider. When the mysterious woman is linked to an intrigue involving a missing Russian princess, however, Seb realizes her air of innocence was too good to be true.

Princess Anastasia Denisova has been hiding in London as plain ‘Anna Brown’. With a dangerous traitor hot on her trail, her best option is to accept Wolff’s offer of protection―and accommodation―at his gambling hell. But living in such close quarters, and aiding Wolff in his Bow Street cases, fans the flames of their mutual attraction. If Anya’s true identity is revealed, does their romance stand a chance? Could a princess ever marry a rogue?

Titles in The Bow Street Bachelors series include — This Earl of Mine – To Catch An Earl The Princess and The Rogue  

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Boone by Emily March

In Eternity Springs: The McBrides of Texas, New York Times bestselling author Emily March presents a brand new arc set in the Lone Star State that features a family-linked trilogy within the author’s romantic series.

With his smooth talk, rugged good looks, and deep pockets, native Texan Boone McBride appears to be a man who has it all. Few people know about the heartbreak behind his decision to leave home, family, and career for the isolation of a small town in the Colorado Rockies. Luckily, time and life in Eternity Springs has worked its healing magic upon his wounded soul, so when he meets obviously troubled Hannah Dupree, Boone sees a chance to pay his good fortune forward. The last thing he anticipates is tumbling into love.

Tragedy has taken everything Hannah loves, and her will to keep going is failing. So when Boone strides into her life determined to save her, it’s easier to go along with him than to resist. Soon she is drawn into the fabric of life in Eternity Springs, and as her spirit begins to heal, her strength returns, and she’s able to go toe-to-toe with this hardheaded, big-hearted Texan. But just when love blooms and happiness is within their grasp, shadows from the past threaten. Hannah and Boone must stand strong and united in order to defeat old ghosts—if they are to create a brand-new life together.

Titles in the Eternity Springs: The McBrides of Texas series include – Jackson – TuckerBoone

This trilogy is connected to the Eternity Springs series.  Those titles include (from the author’s website) – Angel’s Rest – Hummingbird Lake – Heartache Falls – Mistletoe Mine – Lover’s Leap – Nightingale Way – Redemption Point – Miracle Road – Dreamweaver Trail – Teardrop Lane – Heartsong Cottage – Reunion Pass – Christmas in Eternity Springs – A Stardance Summer – The First Kiss of Spring – The Christmas Wishing Tree – Jackson – Tucker – Boone

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