Posted January 4, 2023 by Marsha in Mystery, Owned, Paranormal Romance, Series, Thriller / 0 Comments
…a night that changed three women forever—but that none of them can remember.
Seven months ago, Pallas Llewellyn, Talia March, and Amelia Rivers were strangers, until their fateful stay at the Lucent Springs Hotel. An earthquake and a fire partially destroyed the hotel, but the women have no memory of their time there. Now close friends, the three women co-host a podcast called the Lost Night Files, where they investigate cold cases and hope to connect with others who may have had a similar experience to theirs—an experience that has somehow enhanced the psychic abilities already present in each woman.
After receiving a tip for their podcast, Pallas travels to the small college town of Carnelian, California, to explore an abandoned asylum. Shaken by the dark energy she feels in the building, she is rushing out when she’s stopped by a dark figure—who turns out to be the women’s mysterious tipster.
Ambrose Drake is certain he’s a witness to a murder, but without a body, everyone thinks he’s having delusions caused by extreme sleep deprivation. But Ambrose is positive something terrible happened at the Carnelian Sleep Institute the night he was there. Unable to find proof on his own, he approaches Pallas for help, only for her to realize that Ambrose, too, has a lost night that he can’t remember—one that may be connected to Pallas. Pallas and Ambrose conduct their investigation using the podcast as a cover, and while the townsfolk are eager to share what they know, it turns out there are others who are not so happy about their questions—and someone is willing to kill to keep the truth from coming out.
Titles in The Lost Night Files series include — Sleep No More —◊—
This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.
Tags: Jayne Ann Krentz, Owned, paranormal, Sleep No More, suspense, The Lost Night Files #1, thriller
Posted September 19, 2022 by Marsha in Crime, Mystery, Owned, Police Procedural, Series, Sexual Content, St. Martin's Press / 0 Comments
New York, 2061: The place called the Pleasure Academy is a living nightmare where abducted girls are trapped, and trained for a life of abject service while their souls are slowly but surely destroyed. Dorian, a thirteen-year-old runaway who’d been imprisoned there, might never have made it out if not for her fellow inmate Mina, who’d hatched the escape plan. Mina was the more daring of the two—but they’d been equally desperate.
Unfortunately, they didn’t get away fast enough. Now Dorian is injured, terrified, and wandering the streets of New York, and Mina lies dead near the waterfront while Lt. Eve Dallas looks over the scene.
Mina’s expensive, elegant clothes and beauty products convince Dallas that she was being groomed, literally and figuratively, for sex trafficking—and that whoever is investing in this high-overhead operation expects windfall profits. Her billionaire husband, Roarke, may be able to help, considering his ties to the city’s ultra-rich.
But Roarke is also worried about the effect this case is having on Dallas, as it brings a rage to the surface that she can barely control. No matter what, she must keep her head clear–because above all, she is desperate for justice and to take down those who prey on and torment the innocent.
Desperation in Death is the 55th title in the “in Death” series. A complete list of all the titles in this futuristic police procedural mystery series can be found on our J. D. Robb page.
This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.
Tags: __in Death #55, Desperation in Death, Futuristic Police Crime, J D Robb, mystery, St. Martin's Press, suspense
Posted January 20, 2022 by Marsha in Crime, Mystery, Owned, Romantic Suspense / 0 Comments
Elisa Wright is a mom and wife, living a nice, quiet life in a nice, quiet town. She’s also convinced her brother-in-law is a murderer. Josh has one dead wife and one missing fiancée, and though he grieved for them he starts dating someone new. Elisa fears for that woman’s safety, and she desperately wants to know what happened to her friend, Josh’s missing fiancée.
Searching for clues means investigating her own family. And she doesn’t like what she finds. A laptop filled with incriminating information. Other women.
But when Elisa becomes friends with Josh’s new girlfriend and starts to question things she thinks are true, Elisa wonders if the memories of a horrible incident a year ago have finally pushed her over the edge and Josh is really innocent. With so much at stake, Elisa fights off panic attacks and a strange illness. Is it a breakdown or something more? The race is on to get to the truth before another disappearance because there’s a killer in the family…or is there?
Tags: Darby Kane, mystery, suspense, The Replacement Wife
Posted October 27, 2020 by Marsha in Kensington Books, Mystery, NetGalley, Romantic Suspense, Series / 0 Comments
The Cahills of San Francisco are famous for two things: their vast wealth, and the scandals that surround them. Murder, greed, deadly ambition . . . some people will do anything to get, and keep, the Cahills’ kind of money. Not that James Cahill wants any of it. He’s tried to make his own way, less interested in a future inheritance than in his construction company–and in enjoying the many women taken in by the easy charms of a handsome, soon-to-be-rich bad boy.
Perhaps there’ve been too many women. Waking up in a small hospital in Washington State, bandaged, and bruised, James barely recognizes the gorgeous blonde who comes to visit. Through the haze of pain and medication, he recalls that she is Sophia, the woman he’s been cheating with. Gradually memories return–his girlfriend, Megan, had found out about Sophia. Now Megan is missing, her sister, Rebecca, is hounding him–and police and reporters are asking questions too. James insists he has no idea what happened. Yet he can’t escape a feeling of dread . . .
Meanwhile, in a locked room, a woman waits, trapped, petrified, and desperate. She thought she knew who to trust. But the betrayal you can’t imagine–or can’t remember–might be the most terrifying weapon of all . . .
Titles in The Cahills series include — If Only She Knew -Almost Dead – You Betrayed Me – Read More
Tags: Lisa Jackson, mystery, suspense, The Cahills #3, You Betrayed Me
Posted September 10, 2020 by Marsha in Mystery, NetGalley, Romantic Suspense, Series / 0 Comments
Love triangles are complicated enough. Try adding a dead person to the equation…
After Blake Nelson catches her abusive fiancé, Parker, cheating on her with another woman, she escapes in search of serenity at her late grandmother’s beach cottage. Unfortunately, Parker follows Blake to the island, where he attempts to kill her, but he ends up dying instead, following a chase with the police.
Parker’s malevolent spirit returns to the very cottage where it all began, seeking to finish what he started. As Blake reconnects with her first love, Clint, the haunting intensifies, putting Blake and her loved ones in mortal danger.
Will she be able to discover a way to banish Parker before it’s too late?
Titles in the Isle of Palms Suspense series include – The Haunting on Palm Court – The Return to Palm Court (2021) –
Tags: Isle of Palms Suspense #1, paranormal, romance, Stephanie Edwards, suspense, The Haunting on Palm Court
Posted August 13, 2020 by Marsha in Harlequin, Romantic Suspense, Series / 0 Comments
A witness targeted…and on the run
When key witness Corporal Holly Asher is abducted, Detective Noah Wilder risks everything to rescue her.
Now they’re undercover as an engaged couple, hiding from a sinister hacker group—who plan on exposing every witness in protection on Christmas Eve.
But can Noah and Holly stop a deadly conspiracy…without tipping off those who want to kill her?
Titles in the Protected Identities series include – Christmas Witness Protection – Runaway Witness – Witness Protection Unraveled – Christmas Witness Conspiracy –
Tags: Christmas Witness Protection, Love Inspired (Harlequin), Maggie K. Black, Protected Identities #1, suspense
Posted February 2, 2019 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Modern Western Romance, Romantic Suspense, Series / 0 Comments
LAW AND ORDER
For as long as Samantha can remember, Hunter—a man as strong as steel, with a heart of gold—has been her hero. It came as no surprise to Samantha when she found out that the ranch-hardened cowboy who always protected her from bullies went on to become the town’s sheriff. What does surprise her is how incredibly hot he still is. And how much she still wants him…
PRIDE AND PASSION
And, lo and behold, Hunter still has feelings for Samantha. The long-smoldering heat of their innocent flirtation has grown into a full-raging fire. But when tragedy strikes and their small-town community is shattered, Hunter vows to do everything he can to keep his childhood sweetheart safe. But can Samantha trust that Hunter has her best interests at heart…and that, after all these years, his love is true?
Titles in the Moving Violations series include — One Tough Cowboy –
Tags: Lora Leigh, Modern Western Romance, Moving Violations #1, One Tough Cowboy, romance, suspense, Veronica Chadwick
Posted November 6, 2018 by Marsha in Romantic Suspense, Series / 0 Comments
Seeing is believing…
Thomas Brown can’t see color, but he can see people’s true souls. His abilities allow him to work with criminal investigators and deliver justice to families of the wronged. And he’s starting to accept that his life will forever be in black and white…
Then he encounters Helena Grayse, and everything changes. She brings vibrant color to his world, and he brings acceptance and belief to hers. But Helena’s past is quickly catching up with her, and Thomas is in the crosshairs.
As an enemy hidden in plain sight threatens their every move, they’ll have to rely on their love to beat the darkness
Titles in the Fatal Dreams series include: Race the Darkness – Hunt the Dawn – Never Let Me Fall –
Tags: Abbie Roads, Fatal Dreams #3, Never Let Me Fall, paranormal romance, suspense
Posted September 12, 2016 by Marsha in Romantic Suspense, Series / 0 Comments
Title: Her Rogue Alpha
Series: X-Ops #5
Author: Paige Tyler
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Suspense
Published: September 6, 2016
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating: 4.5 stars
Former Special Forces Lieutenant Jayson Harmon can’t believe that his war scars don’t matter to beautiful feline shifter Layla Halliwell. Why would she saddle herself with a broken man?
But Layla knows that Jayson is a hero to the core, and that only she can heal his wounded soul. So when Jayson is deployed on another deadly mission, no way is Layla staying behind…
Read on for my thoughts on Her Rogue Alpha. No true spoilers, promise.
Tags: Her Rogue Alpha, Paige Tyler, paranormal, romance, suspense, X-Ops #5
Posted May 28, 2016 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Mystery, Series / 0 Comments
Title: Chasing Memories
Series: Forevermore #2
Author: Anna James
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: January 12, 2016
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
My Rating: 4 stars
Lucas Morgan wants to know the cause of the hit-and-run accident that killed his grandmother, and he s certain the truth is locked inside the head of India Leone an interior designer apparently suffering an all-too-convenient case of amnesia.
Determined to either trip her up in a lie, or wait for her memories to return, Lucas offers India a job at one of the luxury hotel properties he s developing. He never thought he’d wind up falling for the woman at the top of his suspect list.
India isn’t so sure herself how she ended up at the wrong place at the wrong time. Until her memories return, how can she possibly move on with her life? The police say she’s innocent, but too many questions linger.
Desperate to get away, she seizes Lucas’ offer, never expecting to fall in love with him. Or that he would be keeping secrets that could not only break her heart, but cost her life.
Read on for my thoughts on Chasing Memories. No true spoilers, promise.
Tags: Anna James, Chasing Memories, Forevermore#2, mystery, romance, suspense
Posted April 25, 2015 by Marsha in Mystery / 0 Comments
Title: Blood and Bone
Author: Tara Brown
Genre: Mystery, Romance
Published: April 28, 2015
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
My Rating: 3 stars
What would you do if your life was a lie—and everyone knew but you?
Jane has come a long way from the dark days of the horrific car accident that robbed her of many memories. Living the life of a shopgirl with a charming boyfriend—a handsome, green-eyed doctor named Derek—is so satisfying that she doesn’t want to revisit her past.
But the past insists on revisiting Jane. People keep thinking she’s Samantha, a dead girl who looks exactly like her. Now, Jane is determined to discover her connection to the girl, leading her to question everything from her relationship with Derek to her own sanity. Should she believe Rory, the man who insists she actually is Samantha? Or should she depend on Derek, who offers her love and shelter…but who may have other reasons for keeping her under wraps? Who is telling her the truth—and what are the others hiding?
Read on for my thoughts on Blood and Bone. No true spoilers, promise.
Tags: Blood and Bone, mystery, romance, suspense, Tara Brown