But Myra Ethman, co-owner of another pet product store, hates the new competition. At the Barkery's opening party, she badmouths Carrie's homemade dog biscuits, insisting she'll find a way to shut the place down. When Myra is found dead with a Barkery biscuit beside her, Carrie must prove she didn't do it before she's collared for murder.
Includes delicious recipes for pets and people!
"Recipes for both dogs and people add enjoyment in this clever cozy that will taste just right to fans of both foodie and pet mysteries.”—Booklist
"Kicking off a cozy new series, prolific Johnston blends mystery and romantic intrigue."—Kirkus Reviews
From the second she reaches for his hand, Skye Rydell feels compelled to save the SWAT officer from the brink of death. Skye senses Trevor has something more to accomplish in life. Something disquieting. Important. Something involving her. Skye makes a split-second decision and, with her choice to use her Valkyrie powers to bring Trevor back to life, everything changes. For her act causes her to accidentally impart her deadly powers to Trevor…. And now, with a murderer hot on their heels, Trevor must grapple with his new gift, his fierce desire for Skye—and a monumental decision that will put all that he holds most dear on the line!
When Dr. Melanie Harding comes to rural Maryland to open a veterinarian clinic, she has no intention of buying into the area's absurd werewolf legends. Until she rescues an ordinary dog shot with a silver bullet, and meets his sexy owner, Major Drew Connell.
A founding member of the Alpha Force on a nearby military base, Drew has developed an elixir that helps werewolves control their shape-shifting abilities. Drew has always tried to keep his distance from the civilian population, but Melanie's sweet and gentle nature soon wears down his defenses. With the attacks on people and animals in the area mounting, can their fiery attraction withstand their toughest challenge?
Nella and Alec had once shared a steamy relationship with the promise of a long-term commitment--unil Alec saw her transform into a lynx. Hurt that Alec couldn't accept that she is a shapeshifter, Nella moved on...and joined the Alpha Force, a military organization of people with paranormal abilities.
Years later, Alpha Force's secrecy is being threatened by an out-of-control journalist. Charged with retrieving the information that could expose the Alpha Force, Nella is forced to team up with the last person she expects...Alec! Once reunited, Nella and Alec soon discover that their attraction is as strong as ever...but can Alec ever learn to accept Nella for who she is?
Newly hired police chief Gabe McLaren had landed one of the biggest cases of his life…and his only hope of solving it was a child witness who refused to say a word.
Four-year-old Tommy had seen something the day his daddy was killed, and Gabe would not rest until the officer's murderer was brought to justice. Soon, though, spending time with the boy and his beautiful mother, Holly Poston, made Gabe long for the family he never really had. And holding the gentle widow in his arms night after night felt so…right. But Gabe knew a killer still stalked, threatening the little family's wish for happier times…and Gabe's hopes for a future as husband and father.
When naturalist Mariah Garvey travels to the remote Alaska glacier region, she finds an abundance of beauty unparalleled in the Lower 48. The stark landscape, the vivid life force—and the powerful appeal of her rugged new guide, Patrick Worley.
For Patrick, the beautiful nature writer is an unwelcome distraction. His job at the Great Glacier Dog Ranch is only a cover for his classified work with Alpha Force. He is on a mission to uncover the truth behind a series of deadly explosions, and her presence hinders his ability to shape-shift and to hunt—as only a werewolf can. Even if he, too, feels an animal lust hot enough to melt the Alaskan ice, he knows their desire cannot be satisfied. Nor can it be denied.
Feisty, fearless deputy sheriff Kathlene Baylor is not the submissive type. When she detects suspicious behavior on the outskirts of her Montana town, she's first to investigate. And when her own department refuses to take the anarchist threat seriously, she calls in the military. Little does she know the team assigned to her is not your average task force.
Shapeshifter Jock Larabey is part of the top secret Alpha Force dispatched to the scene. He's also the sexiest man Kathlene has ever laid eyes on. And when she catches him shifting, she finds herself more aroused than scared. Jock feels the same way, and can't control it for much longer. As the danger escalates, so does their desire….
The last thing pet-sitter Kendra Ballantyne wants is to start a catfight with her boyfriend's ex-wife, Amanda. So she agrees to help when Amanda's stalker turns up dead in her home-but only if Amanda will take her claws out of her ex for good.
DARK WOLF RETURNING (Bloodrunners)
By Rhyannon Byrd
When Eli Drake is called home to protect the Lycan pack that banished him three years ago, he's forced to confront the woman he left behind but never forgot. Carla Reyes is the only female Bloodrunner for the Silvercrest. War might rage around them, but their desire for one another is more powerful than ever. The only problem: he shattered her heart and now she's ready to move on. Eli will have to fight through the fires of hell before she lets him claim her body or her heart. Let the battle begin….
LOYAL WOLF (Alpha Force)
By Linda O. Johnston
When Deputy Sheriff Kathlene Baylor detects suspicious behavior on the outskirts of her Montana town, she's first to investigate. And when her own department refuses to take the anarchist threat seriously, she calls in the military. However, the team assigned to her is not your average task force. A member of the top secret Alpha Force, shape-shifter Jock Larabey will protect Kathlene whether she likes it or not. Already fighting attraction to Jock, Kathlene finds herself more intrigued than scared when she catches him shifting. But as their desire for each other escalates, so does the danger….
Kendra’s nightmare starts when she makes an early stop at the home of an uber-wealthy film producer to check on his beloved pup and iguana—only to find them missing and a ransom note on the iguana’s cage. Through her Southern California pet-sitting club, she learns that other four-legged clients have been snatched, too. Then a fellow pet-sitter turns up bludgeoned to death. Kendra has her suspicions, but it soon appears she’s barking up the wrong tree. And it becomes clear that she’ll need nine lives to escape this cold-blooded killer who’s friend to neither man nor beast.
Computer tech—and expert hacker—Sherra Alexander doesn't give up easily. Yet her dig into military records has placed her under federal scrutiny. In too deep, she knows anything can happen. What she doesn't anticipate is finding her presumed-dead ex-lover, army lieutenant Brody McAndrews, alive and in her apartment.
On a covert mission to uncover the truth behind a suspicious explosion that killed a comrade with a similar name, Brody must stop Sherra's research—and protect her. The only way to do that is to keep her extremely close, whether she likes it or not. As a battle of wills brings on the passion in full force, an unknown threat zeroes in, determined to silence them both—permanently.
Corcoris Pharmaceuticals destroyed everything for Beth Jones. Her safety. Her livelihood. Even her identity. She has to expose the truth. And she's got an unlikely ally in her undercover ruse: a lab technician who just happens to be a special agent. But Beth certainly doesn't expect the electricity between her and Daniel McManus to consume her every waking moment….
Daniel approaches each case with laserlike focus. But the sparks that fly between him and Beth are as red-hot as the danger that accompanies their every move. Will their mission be successful despite their relentless attraction?
Flirting with Logan is a natural part of the job…but she never imagined she'd feel so attracted to her sexy subject. Giving into the temptation to go him with him can't hurt her mission—but will it ruin her potential future with Logan if he finds out how she's deceived him?
Sergeant Major Owen Dewirter lives every day with the guilt of having let a shifter hurt one of his own. Now he's being forced to work beside Alpha Force newcomer Selena to train a new covert unit of shifters for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and stop a rash of serial kidnappings. Can Owen ignore his prejudices—and his fantasies—about his sexy new partner and do his job?
When their passion ignites in the remote Canadian woods, the tension between Owen and Selena puts the joint mission in jeopardy. Can they learn to trust each other while tracking the enemy? Or will a cunning foe lure them into a dark and deadly endgame?
Spying his former lover shifting from wolf to woman provoked strong feelings in Simon Parran. And it seemed Dr. Grace Andreas had a few other secrets, including membership in the elite shape-shifting unit, Alpha Force.
Having hidden his true nature from Grace for so long, Simon is unprepared to finally work side by side with her. But with biological weapons going missing and a suspected terrorist plot in the works, Simon must turn to Grace for help. Even if being with her 24/7 would ignite all the passion he'd long repressed…
To earn a much-needed feather in her cap, Kendra must work closely on a new case with senior partner Ezra Cossner. But things stop short when he’s found dead, murdered in his office. As far as the police, Kendra, and her PI boyfriend can tell, there was a third party present. But the only witness is of the aviary persuasion—and Gigi, Ezra’s blue macaw, can only say her own name and sing “99 Bottles of Beer.” The list of suspects grows and grows, and whodunit nobody knows—unless Kendra can get Gigi to change her tune...
It's been a rough month for Kendra. Her boyfriend and sidekick, Jeff Hubbard, P.I., has gone missing—right after they decided to move in together. It sounds like a case of cold feet until they find his car, submerged and bloody, in a canal. Kendra's panicked inquiries lead her to Jeff's Aunt Lois, an ex-pole dancer and full-time eccentric, who had taken her dog Flisa, a sweet-natured Akita mix, to a company that promised to clone the pup. But poor Flisa never made it out alive. And then, one of the cloners is murdered.
As Kendra picks up the scent of Jeff’s investigation, she wonders: Was Jeff kidnapped? If not, why hasn't he contacted her? Is he protecting his revenge-driven aunt? Or worse...could he be the killer? Kendra is hounded by questions, and for the first time, she's not sure she wants the answers.
Danger and desire collide in a race against time
P.I. Quinn Parran's mission is simple: to join Alpha Force, a unique military team of shape-shifters, and use their new elixir to enhance his shape-shifting abilities. With the aid of Sergeant Kristine Norwood, each shifting experiment sparks something more volatile than any challenge he's ever encountered: a primal passion. And when Quinn's brother vanishes on his honeymoon and is suspected of murder, Quinn must join forces with Kristine to investigate.
With no choice but to go deep undercover as newlyweds, Kristine finds herself enjoying the charade a little too much. She is attracted to Quinn, but isn't about to get involved with a shape-shifter. Until their quest becomes more dangerous, and Kristine must put aside her doubts and put her full trust in Quinn….
Canned from her L.A. law firm, Kendra Ballantyne is now a freelance pet-sitter. When her clients start getting knocked off one by one, Kendra fears she's being set up. Aided by sexy detective Jeff Hubbard, she's got to find out why, and fast. This killer's animal instincts are downright dangerous.
Has Hollywood gone to the dogs? Pet rescuer Lauren Vancouver is observing production on a new movie called Sheba’s Story. The title character—a white Miniature poodle—is played by many similar-looking poodles, and to make sure no animals are harmed, Lauren’s friend, veterinarian Carlie Stellan, and Grant, a handsome representative from the American Humane Association, are on location. But when the film’s director is killed in a suspicious hit-and-run after arguing with Carlie about animal safety, it’s up to Lauren to clear her friend’s name and catch a killer before someone else ends up in oodles of deadly trouble.
Badass military sergeant by day. Fierce wolf by night. Shape-shifter Jason Connell's like no other man. But his freedom is riding on a covert assignment, and his desires are tested with every glimpse of his sexy new superior, Lieutenant Sara McLinder. Even though she doesn't believe in his extraordinary abilities, he's drawn to her. Once the threat against Alpha Force turns explosive, his instinct to protect the dangerously seductive Sara eclipses everything.
Sara's always lived by the book, but following the rules is impossible when the moon reveals the bare truth about Jason. To survive, they'll join forces. But to be together, they'll cross every forbidden line.
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THE COMPLICATION: Dr. Kelley Stanton
Tough-guy agent Shawn Jameson work in a hospital day care? If it would help him to catch an arsonist, he'd give it a shot. Rumors hinted that Dr. Kelley Stanton had torched hospital records to cover up a mistake. But the beautiful doc didn't fit the profile—and Shawn's protective instincts went on red alert.
With her reputation in shreds and her daughter in danger, Kelley couldn't afford to notice the handsome day-care worker. Trusting the sexy stranger could be her downfall—but with their first explosive kiss, Kelley knew it would be worth going down in flames….
Now Brett is back with an offer to join a covert military unit of shapeshifters, and the spark of their attraction is instantly reignited. Neither can resist sharing one last night of passion, but as a cougar shifter, Gwynn had been taught only to trust her own kind. Can she truly trust Brett with her secret…and with her heart?
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Fledgling reporter Cara Hamilton had just landed the story of her life. But it was the aggravating—yet oh-soappealing—Deputy Mitch Steele trailing her every step of the way, insisting they share information, that had her heart racing. Mitch swore all he wanted was to keep her safe. Or so he tried to tell her….
It was Mitch's job to protect the feisty journalist. After all, a killer was loose and Cara had stumbled upon the most recent victim. Mitch would let nothing, and no one, harm beautiful Cara. Even if ensuring her safety meant spending night and day holding her in his arms….
Lauren prides herself on the strict pet-saving policies of her animal shelter HotRescues. As a member of a popular no-kill organization, she tries to intervene at a nearby shelter that seems to care more about appearances than the animals themselves. But it’s not just the animals who are in danger at PetForYou. When the veterinarian is murdered, it’s up to Lauren to find out if an enraged no-kill proponent made a grizzly exception, or if something even more sinister has scratched its way to the surface…
Includes a preview of the next Pet Rescue Mystery, Teacup Turbulence
Carrie Kennersly, veterinary technician and owner of the Barkery and Biscuits bake shop, agrees to a day of hiking with her brother Neal—mostly because she wants to meet and critique his latest romantic interest, Janelle Blaystone. But instead of judging her, Carrie feels only sympathy for Janelle, whose beloved black Labrador, Go, was recently dognapped.
Janelle thinks the culprit is Ada Arnist, a wealthy homeowner spotted at the dog park where Go was stolen. Soon after Janelle confronts Ada, though, the woman is found dead. With Janelle and Neal on the suspect list, Carrie must solve the mystery before the police bark up the wrong tree.
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"A mystery to delight dog lovers."—Booklist
"A tale filled with fun, mystery and excitement."—Suspense Magazine
"This sophomore outing is as delightful as its predecessor."—Library Journal
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Wealthy dreamboat and pet supply magnate Dante DeFrancisco thinks Kendra’s the cat’s pajamas. So one of his conditions—before he signed on as producer of her new reality show, Animal Auditions, is that she dine with him. The meal is delicious and the kiss is steamy—so why does Kendra have a hunch Dante’s up to something?
Meanwhile, on Animal Auditions, pot-bellied pigs are to be judged by a panel. But things screech to a halt when a nasty judge is found strangled to death by a pig harness. The suspects include Kendra’s cop friend, Ned, his sister . . . and Dante. For their sake—and that of the show—Kendra just work like a dog to clear their names. If only Dante didn’t make such a sexy suspect.
As a private investigator, jaded Hunter Strahm thought he'd seen every kind of cruelty. But someone had kidnapped his precious daughter, and Hunter would move heaven and earth to bring her home safely--even if that meant inviting beautiful, bewitching Shauna O'Leary back into his life.
Shauna had never forgiven Hunter for dismissing her psychic ability to channel a killer's mind--and leaving her with a broken heart. But now she was the desperate father's only hope to track down his baby girl. Could she finally prove she'd been right all along--not only that she had the gift, but also that their love was just as real?
He'd been assigned to shadow Dianna Englander's every move and keep the young widow safe from the murderer who killed her politician husband. Piece of cake if veteran cop Travis Bronson could convince the stubborn businesswoman to follow his orders. The scarred officer knew the price of carelessness and would do whatever it took to keep his beautiful charge alive—even if it meant spending days and nights together. But they were in more danger than either of them suspected, not just from unknown enemies intent on keeping Dianna quiet for good, but from a passion that knew no bounds….
Rory Chasen never thought superstitions were real—until her beloved fiancé is killed after walking under a ladder. To find closure and the truth about superstitions, Rory takes her dog Pluckie to a town called Destiny, where superstitious beliefs are a way of life.
Rory’s visit to Destiny takes an unexpected turn when Pluckie saves Martha, the owner of the Lucky Dog Boutique. While Martha recovers, Rory reluctantly agrees to manage the pet shop for her. But when Martha becomes the prime suspect in the local bookshop owner’s murder, Rory can’t believe that the sweet old woman would do it. Convinced the real killer is still roaming Destiny’s streets, Rory resolves to crack the case before Martha’s luck runs out.
"Doggone cute."—Library Journal
"A town built around superstitions, a heroine looking for answers, and a murder. It’s your lucky day! Cross your fingers and tuck yourself into a cozy chair, you’re going to love this new series."—Sparkle Abbey, bestselling author of The Pampered Pet Mysteries
"Cross your fingers, grab a rabbit’s foot and take a walk down Fate Street with a charming new sleuth."—Connie Archer, bestselling author of The Soup Lovers Mystery Series
"Rory Chasen comes to the town of Destiny with her dog, Pluckie, and gets her first taste of superstition—even though she's a non-believer. She finds mystery and romance in this delightful tale by Linda O. Johnston. Thoroughly enjoyable!"—Joyce Lavene, bestselling author of The Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade Mysteries
"A town called Destiny, superstitious residents, a broken mirror, and a lucky dog – the perfect setting for a mystery! Linda O. Johnston has created a fresh and clever world that you’ll want to visit again and again."—Krista Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Paws and Claws Mystery Series
Polly Black had been running from something—someone—when the accident had landed her in Reeve's care. He didn't want her gratitude; he wanted the truth, and he wanted her—for the three of them to be a family. Somehow he had to convince Polly that the only place worth running to…was straight into his arms.
The most likely culprit is disgruntled real estate agent Flora Curtival, whose issues with the town give her a motive. But after Flora is murdered and one of Rory’s toy rabbits is found with the body, Rory needs all the luck she can get while trying to determine just who killed the superstitious vandal.
"This is one author who has a great gift for telling a great tale that both humans and animals can enjoy."—Suspense Magazine
But the budding romance takes a bad turn when Wanda Addler, another VimPets employee, sets her sights on Jack. After threatening to ruin Jack’s career if he doesn’t give her what she wants, Wanda is found dead. Jack and Billi are put at the top of the suspect list, and Carrie is doggone determined to rescue them from a life behind bars.
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“Veteran Johnston has her formula down.”—Kirkus Reviews
"This cozy will appeal to fans of Susan Conant's Dog Lovers' series and is also reminiscent of Joanne Fluke's Hannah Swensen novels."—Booklist
"Dog lovers (not to mention lovers of great mysteries) will be thrilled to see this third book in the fantastic series . . . A whole lot of fun and the animals who are all about spreading warmth and friendship come alive on every page."—Suspense Magazine
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by Linda O. Johnston
When naturalist Maya Everton travels to Washington State, she is nearly attacked by a pack of wolves—until another wolf arrives to drive them off. Later, she discovers Lieutenant Ryan Blaiddinger shifting and realizes he is her mysterious protector. Ryan is a member of the elite unit of shapeshifters known as Alpha Force, whose mission is at cross-purposes with hers…
But as news of the attacks spreads in the small community, the scientist and soldier unite to protect area wolves from locals who will stop at nothing to decimate the perceived threat. And close together in the moonlit woods, they may not be able to resist their own natural instincts…
STRANGERS OF THE NIGHT by Megan Hart
Three young people with a shared tragic past that left them burdened as well as blessed with supernatural talents are now the target of forces determined to harm them. But their fate rests with the strangers that help them—a nurse at a mental hospital, a detective and a small-town librarian—strangers who must suspend their own disbelief to protect them. In this enthralling trilogy, these fearless, damaged souls are ready to embrace the unfathomable but are wholly unprepared for the passion they find in the arms of a stranger.
Love blooms best when the night falls, doesn’t it? Don’t miss this scintillating collection of novellas from New York Times bestselling author Megan Hart!
Alexa Kenner knew it was wishful thinking to believe John O'Rourke, the kind, curious stranger staying at her inn, was really Cole Rappaport, the Special Forces agent she'd loved and lost two years ago. Since then Alexa had been caught in a deadly game with a man who'd stop at nothing to get what he wanted. And with forces conspiring against her, Alexa had become a prisoner in her own home….
For when the handsome stranger took her into his arms he assured her with a touch she remembered, a kiss she could never forget that Cole Rappaport was very much alive. For now, at least.
With death threats behind her and a hot new appearance, "Kelly Ladd" defies Identity Division rules to go undercover in Blue Haven. She's determined to bring down her sister's killer and protect her nephew. A job as a waitress seems like the perfect disguise…until she's recognized by Alan Correy, a security expert with a competing agenda! Although Kelly mistrusts Alan as much as he disdains her rule breaking, they agree to work together, even pretending to date. But as they close in on the killer, the romance becomes real…as real as the death the murderer leaves in his wake.
Past midnight, Chyna Shepard, twenty-six, gazes out a moonlit window, unable to sleep on her first night in the Napa Valley home of her best friend’s family. Instinct proves reliable. A murderous sociopath, Edgler Foreman Vess, has entered the house, intent on killing everyone inside. A self-proclaimed “homicidal adventurer,” Vess lives only to satisfy all appetites as they arise, to immerse himself in sensation, to live without fear, remorse, or limits, to live with intensity. Chyna is trapped in his deadly orbit.
Chyna is a survivor, toughened by a lifelong struggle for safety and self-respect. Now she will be tested as never before. At first her sole aim is to get out alive—until, by chance, she learns the identity of Vess’s next intended victim, a faraway innocent only she can save. Driven by a newly discovered thirst for meaning beyond mere self-preservation, Chyna musters every inner resource she has to save an endangered girl . . . as moment by moment, the terrifying threat of Edgler Foreman Vess intensifies.
Rose Gardner hates seeing her normally flamboyant best friend Neely Kate struggle with depression. So when Rose stumbles onto a piece of evidence indicating her birth mother might have been involved in a crime, she does the one thing guaranteed to cheer Neely Kate. She convinces her friend to help her solve a mystery. Though their penchant for investigating has gotten them into plenty of pickles in the past, what can go wrong if they’re looking into a case that went cold a quarter of a century ago? But the deeper they dig, the more dirt they unearth.
While she’s busy unraveling the past, Rose must also reprise her role as the Lady in Black as part of her ongoing agreement with the king of the Fenton County underworld. In so doing, she discovers a mysterious enemy is intent on attacking her friends, and her assistant DA boyfriend might be next on the list.
As both situations reach a boiling point, Rose must face the possibility that certain secrets were meant to remain buried and not even her special talent can get her out of every predicament.
When cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse sees a naked man on the side of the road, she doesn’t just drive on by. Turns out the poor thing hasn’t a clue who he is, but Sookie does. It’s the vampire Eric Northman—but now he’s a kinder, gentler Eric. And a scared Eric, because whoever took his memory now wants his life.
Sookie’s investigation into why leads straight into a dangerous battle among witches, vampires, and werewolves. But a greater danger could be to Sookie’s heart—because the kinder, gentler Eric is very difficult to resist...
Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Bon Temps, Louisiana. She's quiet, doesn't get out much, and tends to mind her own business—except when it comes to her “disability.” Sookie can read minds. And that doesn’t make her too dateable. Then along comes Bill Compton. He’s tall, dark, handsome—and Sookie can’t hear a word he’s thinking. He’s exactly the type of guy she’s been waiting for all her life...
But Bill has a disability of his own: he’s a vampire with a bad reputation. And when a string of murders hits Bon Temps—along with a gang of truly nasty bloodsuckers looking for Bill—Sookie starts to wonder if having a vampire for a boyfriend is such a bright idea.
Playing with emotions for pay is dirty pool, but the game turns deadly when one of the women is murdered. Fortune decides the victim must have figured out who the scam artist is and threatened him with exposure. Deputy Carter LeBlanc is hard at work to find the gunman, but sometimes it takes a woman to expose a lady-killer. Fortunately, Swamp Team 3 is on the job.
Rose Gardner has survived plenty of close scrapes in the past, but her latest bit of trouble has landed her in the Fenton County holding cell on trumped up charges. The most powerful man in southern Arkansas, J.R. Simmons, is determined to put her behind bars for good and destroy everything she holds dear, including her boyfriend, Mason, and her friend Skeeter, reigning king of the Fenton County crime world. In a stunning betrayal, it seems as if J.R.’s son, Rose’s ex-boyfriend, might have turned tail and joined his father.
But Rose doesn’t have to face this fight alone. Her tight-knit group of friends is dedicated to helping her figure out—and foil—J.R.’s plan for ruining her, Mason, and Skeeter. But even with their support and the use of her special power, Rose is at a disadvantage. J.R. is a criminal mastermind who has been using his money, power, and web of influence to hide his conspiracies for years. How can she hope to find solid evidence implicating someone who’s mastered the art of not getting caught?
Time is running out, and soon Rose realizes that reassuming her role of the Lady in Black might be her only chance at ferreting out the evidence that will save them all. In so doing, she will risk not only her life, but the possibility that her secret identity will be unveiled to all.
A force to be reckoned with…
During missions as a CIA assassin, Fortune Redding saw and overcame most every obstacle, but Sinful, Louisiana, keeps producing new challenges for her. When a hurricane blows through, it brings a shower of counterfeit money raining down on the tiny bayou town.
When the money is linked back to Ahmad, the arms dealer who issued the kill order on Fortune, everyone is worried that her nemesis is far too close for comfort. When Ahmad’s men turn up in Sinful, the situation becomes life-and-death for Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie, and Deputy Carter LeBlanc learns Fortune’s true identity.
As Swamp Team 3 rushes to locate the counterfeiter, Fortune hopes to take down Ahmad and free herself from her fake life. But will her relationship with Carter make it now that he knows the truth?
Except for cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse, folks in Bon Temps, Louisiana, knew little about vamps—and nothing about Weres. Until now. The Weres and shifters have finally revealed their existence to the ordinary world, and the backlash may have claimed the life of someone Sookie knew. But her determination to find out who is responsible for the murder is put aside in the face of a far greater danger. A race of unhuman beings—older, more powerful, and more secretive than vampires or werewolves—is preparing for war. And Sookie will find herself an all-too-human pawn in their battle...
When a game warden turns up with evidence that implicates a relative of Gertie’s, Carter is left with no choice but to arrest the boy, even though no one thinks he did it. With Carter under the watchful eye of Celia and the state, Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie decide to catch a poacher…before he gets away.
Trouble always comes to those who court it. Rose Gardner’s ability to see glimpses of the future has gotten her into hot water time and again, but so have her curiosity and her sense of daring. Those very qualities helped her defeat the most powerful man in Arkansas—a man so adept at hiding his crimes there was no way to defeat him inside of the law—but her success came at a steep personal price. Now she’s throwing herself into her landscaping business, trying to live a life that’s as orderly as one of her gardens.
Rose’s best friend, Neely Kate, is struggling with her own losses, so when she suggests they help a local man find a missing necklace, Rose agrees. It’ll give both of them a welcome distraction, and besides, it’s a simple investigation. What harm could befall them? But things that should be simple rarely are. In seeking out the necklace, Rose and Neely Kate find themselves in the thick of a power struggle in the Fenton County underworld, one that could dethrone Rose’s friend James Malcolm, the surprisingly moral king.
The last thing Rose should do is court more trouble, but she’s not the type to step away from a friend in need—and she’s also not so sure she wants an orderly life.
If it weren’t for the fact that she’s replacing a dead man, Kelly Jackson would love her new job managing the Redwood Cove Bed and Breakfast on the coast of Northern California. But Bob Phillips did plunge off the cliff to his death…and Kelly’s starting to think it may not have been an accident. Bob’s retired friends—The “Silver Sentinels”—are also on the case, especially when Kelly is attacked…and another body turns up. Kelly has her hands full with overseeing the B&B’s annual Taste of Chocolate and Wine Festival, but she’s also closing in on the killer…who’s ready to send Kelly on her own permanent vacation…
Sookie Stackhouse has her hands full with shapeshifter Quinn—a possible new man in her life—and the upcoming central U.S. Vampire Summit on the shores of Lake Michigan. Sookie's job at the summit is to support Vampire Queen Sophie-Anne, whose power base was weakened by hurricane damage to New Orleans. But Sookie is about to discover just how dangerous that job can be, as she is drawn further and further into the vampire world...
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels returns to the one-stoplight town of Midnight, Texas, a place where no one is quite what they seem…
There is no such thing as bad publicity, except in Midnight, where the residents like to keep to themselves. When psychic Manfred Bernardo finds himself embroiled in a scandal and hounded by the press after one of his regular clients dies during a reading, he turns to enigmatic, beautiful, and dangerous Olivia Charity for help. Somehow he knows that the mysterious Olivia can get things back to normal. As normal as things get in Midnight...
Includes an excerpt of Night Shift