More by Riley Edwards, Samantha A. Cole, Jerrie Alexander, Ellie Masters, Kristine Mason, M.E. Montgomery, Shandi Boyes, Tarina Deaton, K.L. Humphreys, K.L. Shandwick, Carey Decevito, Shannon Nemechek
woman in trouble. A man she loves but can't trust.
When ex-SEAL Nate
Wolfe learns a woman from his past is in danger, nothing will stop him from
protecting her. Not even her.
Protection Services Investigator Kay Taylor doesn't want or need Nate in her
life. But he doesn't seem to understand the word no. He seems to also have
forgotten the brand he left on her heart.
When Kay is taken and
sold to a monster, the devil himself couldn't stop Nate from doing whatever it
takes to find her...but will he be in time?
Keywords, Romantic Suspense, Military, SEAL, Ranger
FBI agent Rafe Sirilli has made the war against drugs his personal fight. Home to settle his father’s estate, he finds himself involved in solving two homicides and a drug ring, while trying to prove the innocence of a girl he’d long forgotten. Erin’s grown into a beautiful woman. She ignites a desire in Rafe hot enough to burn them both.
Erin Brady is no stranger to hardship and tragedy. As a high school counselor, she’s committed to helping kids. She’s charged with inappropriate sexual advances and then suspected of murder, putting her career and freedom in jeopardy. Rafe agrees to stay long enough to prove her innocence. The unexpected passion they share will eventually end, but Erin accepts he’s not hers to keep.
Erin has a secret admirer, one who will kill anybody who threatens to harm her or interferes with his plan to marry the woman of his dreams. Her sudden disappearance changes everything.
Rafe will stay on the hunt until justice is served.
Catherine McCoy is running from her past. She's been on the
move for a year, hiding the secret and guilt in her heart. When she lands in
small-town Texas and meets Sheriff Matt Ballard, he ignites a flame she thought
Matt has scars of his own. He left the big city after an
undercover operation went bad and his partner was killed. Now, as Matt hunts
for a serial killer who paints his victims like porcelain dolls, Catherine
becomes a safe haven for him. Two tortured souls finding comfort in each
other's arms—until he uncovers her secret, and their bond of trust is broken.
When Catherine disappears, Matt races to find her, fearing
the murderer has found his next green-eyed doll. But the killer has a surprise
coming. Catherine will fight to the death before she'll be a victim. Will her
determination be enough?
Nate Wolfe places the Lost and Found, Inc. team’s Christmas reunion on hold when a Navy buddy needs help.
Clay Hudson and Carol Penny have loved each other since high school. Time and circumstances placed them far apart over the years but now they're back home, during the worst cold weather Eden Rock, Texas has ever experienced. Clay’s a successful vet and Carol’s just been fired from her TV anchor job. She’s come home to help her sister sell the family horse ranch, but when she discovers the buyer is actually a Mexican drug lord, she changes her mind.
The cartel won’t take no for an answer, so Clay steps in to protect Carol, and calls in his old friend from Lost and Found, Inc. The team will fight freezing weather, a freak snowstorm, and a ruthless killer to discover why this piece of property so important. Can the Lost and Found team unravel this puzzle in time to be home for the holiday? Will Carol and Clay learn old love can be new again?
Recruited by the FBI to investigate the theft of a Van Gogh, Vivianne Faulks must work with a man who blurs the lines between the legal and illegal sale of art. As she's drawn further into the worlds of illegal art auctions, international crime, and terror plots, the case threatens to uncover Faulks’ family secrets long buried since World War II. Not to mention, her enigmatic partner might be the very thief she's been sent to catch. When her life's put on the line, Vivianne no longer cares about recovering the stolen Van Gogh. With each twist and turn, she's simply trying to stay alive.
Celeste Kain hasn’t had a psychic vision in two years. After being brutally attacked while helping criminal investigation agency CORE stop a serial killer, her mind repressed her clairvoyant abilities. Married to CORE agent, John Kain, mother to their toddler, Olivia, and owner of an up-and-coming bakery, Celeste has been doing fine psychic-free. Only now the dead are using her body to tell their stories again…putting her new life and family at risk.
Haunted by a murdered woman, Celeste turns to a psychic mentor to learn how to control her gift, protect her family and bring justice to the dead. But the more she digs into the dead woman’s past, the further she slips into the unknown, unlocking secrets literally worth killing for. As the body count rises, it becomes clear: someone in the dead woman’s family is deeply, violently wrong. And Celeste needs to be careful, before she loses something more precious to her than her life.
Celeste Risinski, the heroine of Shadow of Danger (Book 1 C.O.R.E. Shadow Trilogy), is back with her own series. Join her as she learns how to deal with being a wife, mom, baker and…psychic investigator.
Former Army helicopter pilot Jake Donovan is lucky to be alive. At least that’s what his team of neurosurgeons said. But he knows differently. Jake’s crimes almost cost Holly Hoffman her life, and even though he can’t remember, the pain in her eyes is something he’ll never forget.
Holly’s done being a victim. As a trauma nurse her skills are needed by a humanitarian group providing medical aid after a killer storm ravages the Gulf Coast of Texas. Saving lives however, won’t be an option when a madman wants her dead.
Can Jake and Holly shed the weight of his dark past, or will their happily-ever-after have a fatal ending?
Samantha Anderson receives the shock of a lifetime when a grandfather she didn’t know existed, dies and leaves her a fortune. The life-altering event sends her to a fairy tale beach in Southern California, and makes her question if her entire past was a sham. Sam uncovers family secrets with the aid of a smoking-hot FBI agent who’s hell-bent on keeping her safe. Sparks fly as they work side-by-side, and she finds herself falling in love.
The past and present collide as the pieces of this puzzle come together. Why was Samantha’s grandfather killed? Why was he estranged from his real family? It’s too bad the dead can’t speak, because Linc and Samantha will have to survive a killer bent on total destruction if they’re going to find their happily ever after.
Detective Logan Ford has denied his desire to take Elle into his arms since they were teenagers, but when his partner asks him to follow her to Castle Alainn to keep her out of trouble, Logan finds himself unable to refuse her. He agrees to help catch a thief instead of convincing her to pack her bags and go home. To make matters worse, he can’t seem to remember why he should keep his distance from the delectable, infuriating, independent Elle.
Elle and Logan surrender to their attraction, but as their passion ignites, her plot is discovered. A killer will do whatever it takes to silence her and destroy a love that was destined to last a lifetime.
A bullet ended Cash Butler’s career as an Army Ranger. His life on his horse ranch is without complications until he hears Stacey is in town. He was a kid when her dad used his wealth and power to drive him away. He’s not that kid any longer.
When Stacey goes missing, a search proves her stalker followed her to Oak Hill. But he’s dead. Who killed him? And who has Stacey?
Ex-Army Ranger Tyrell Castillo's first
mission for Lost and Found, Inc. goes awry when his contact is kidnapped, and
he's left scrambling for weapons and explosives. He'll have to blow up a drug
cartel's compound, rescue the woman, and keep her safe while they cross the
sweltering hot Colombian jungle.
Driven by the need for revenge, Ana Maria
Vega Cisneros doesn't want to be rescued. She wants revenge. She'll risk her
life to ensure the drug lord who killed her family suffers the same fate.
The cartel leaves a trail of blood on
their hunt for Ty and Ana. When Ty receives the order to kill the drug lord
with extreme prejudice, he and Ana will face the enemy head on. Can Ty protect
the woman who's hell bent on vengeance? The woman he's grown to love?
“From the opening pages this story had me on the edge of my seat! The premise of this story could have been torn from a dozen different headlines yet the author found new spins at every corner." ~ Nerdy Dirty and Flirty
"Twist of Fate is an intriguing mix of love story, action heroes, and whacked out freaks high on Girl Scout cookies - exactly my kind of book and highly recommended!" ~ Author Elise Noble
Melissa is closing a chapter of her life, one cloaked in horror and guilt, and wants to move on.
All CJ wants is to see the man who butchered his baby sister put down for good.
As Melissa and CJ rebuild the pieces of their lives, a man with the blackest of hearts and an endless capacity to inflict pain changes everything. Prince Charming seeks to expand his collection of princesses by adding his most treasured Queen. Prince Charming? Pierce is so crazy, he thinks he's perfectly normal, and he might just convince you of it too.
As tornados tear through town, three lives will be uprooted, twisted, and tangled beyond what any of them can foresee. Melissa and CJ will struggle to come together as horrific events rip them apart, while Prince Charming claims Melissa as his Queen.
What reviewers are saying:
"Embodying the worst, and the best, of the human spirit, this author used a steady hand to produce a story that was, in the end, a testament to love and enduring strength. This was a ‘stay up until 4 in the morning read’ that was worth every minute of lost sleep…" ~ Nerdy Dirty and Flirty reviews.
"From the first page to the last I was totally captivated. This fast-paced romantic suspense would not let me put it down. I had to know what would happen next." ~ Tamye from Books, Coffee and Crafts News
"Who doesn't love a good fairy tale? Especially when it involves a serial killer whose victims are named after fairy tale princesses?? This book is an awesome romantic psychological thriller... There is action, lots of suspense, romance, and of course, not one but TWO psychopathic obsessive villains. If you are in the mood for a Cinderella meets Silence of the Lambs tale, this is your book!!!" ~ Amazon Reviewer
New to the Homicide Unit, Cleveland detective Jag Stone has been handed a skull and asked to identify the victim and killer. He turns to Dr. Kenna Jordon, anthropologist and forensic facial reconstructionist, to give the skull a face. When he meets Kenna, he’s immediately attracted to her beautiful smile and curves, and intrigued that she works for the criminal investigation agency C.O.R.E. What he likes best…Kenna will return to Chicago in less than six weeks. Jag likes easy, and has no interest in a committed relationship. With Kenna’s help, he’s hoping to solve his first case…then watch her go.
Until now, Kenna hasn’t wanted a relationship, either. Between working cases for C.O.R.E. and her job as an assistant professor at the University of Chicago, she hasn’t had the time. Only Jag is everything she wants in a man, and as they grow closer, it’s hard for her to keep her emotions in check. But a fairytale ending can never be, because she knows who the skull belongs to—and who has killed him. Three women. All wronged. All out for justice. All waiting for Kenna to admit she is one of them.
As the body count rises, and the vigilantes pressure Kenna, her conscience and loyalties are put to the test. But if she refuses to cooperate, will she be the next to die?
Great advice if you’re a fisherman. I wasn’t. I also wasn’t a player. I wasn’t a ‘love ‘em and leave ‘em’ kind of guy. I wasn’t scared of commitment. That is, until Melissa Cross showed up, stole my heart, and then disappeared with the pieces. It took awhile, but I made a new life for myself, one that didn’t include any part of her. Except, it turned out, it did. Our lives are more connected now than they ever were…and maybe my heart wasn’t as disconnected as I fooled myself into believing.
“Keep your friends close and your heart closer.”
I always assumed this little pearl of wisdom from my mother meant to treasure the man I fell in love with more than anyone. Until the day I learned that it really meant to hold tight to your heart, because once you gave it away, nothing in the world hurt more than leaving it behind when the relationship had to end. I thought I’d moved on. I thought I’d built a new life that didn’t - couldn’t - include Chris Matthews; until the man I’d never forgotten showed back up in my life. Turns out I must still own a piece of my heart, otherwise I’d never be able to feel it shatter all over when I saw him again. Our lives seemed destined to align, but would there ever come a time when our hearts would as well?
(**AUTHOR’S NOTE: This book is a stand alone story within the series. You will enjoy seeing characters from the previous stories, but do NOT have to have read them to enjoy this beautiful second chance romance.)
Morgan Smithwell’s first love is killed in a car accident, leaving her devastated and heartbroken. When she claims his ghost has visited her, Morgan’s parents and psychiatrist believe she's had a psychotic break. But Morgan knows the truth. Death cannot come between her and the boy she loves. Now, to keep their love alive, Morgan must find her lover a new body. Again and again…
Undying Love was previously published in the SCREAM anthology.
Lisa Duplain refuses to grow old gracefully. Fearing the aging process and desiring youth, she books a weekend at Melody’s Grace—a quaint bed and breakfast also known as the fountain of youth. But something wicked dwells within the walls of the B&B and not everyone who stays at Melody’s Grace leaves happy…even if they have a smile on their face.
Smile for Me was previously published in the RUN anthology.
Then, a series of women and a ghost from his past made him re-evaluate everything.
Why had she come back? Why was she standing in his firm's boardroom with his opposing counsel? And the burning question - why did he give a damn after fifteen years?
She had broken his heart all those years ago, and Jake chose to live the life of a bachelor from there on out. Along with his fast-paced career, he maintained a fast-paced social life. It's what worked for him. At least he'd convinced himself it did.
The loneliness of his large home the minute the housekeeper clocked-out and the women warming his bed deserted him left him wanting. Could he get what so many of his friends already had: the woman, the family, the house with the white picket fence? Maybe. But just because he desired those things, things he'd sworn off ages ago, doesn't mean they were destined for him.
One thing was for sure; with Danica back in town, Jake's life was never going to be the same again...
A ski trip turns deadly when a bus carrying boys from an elite high school is hijacked and driven to an old abandoned amusement park. With a frozen lake on one side, acres of forest on the other, and up against a blizzard and sub-zero temperatures, the teens are trapped and at the mercy of their kidnappers. They have less than forty-eight hours to escape before the gunmen make good on their threats and begin killing them…one by one.
Chase Sawyer, agent for the criminal investigative firm, CORE, was a badass Crisis Negotiator with the FBI until a hostage situation resulted in the deaths of innocents. In the fallout, he left the Bureau, left the woman he loved, and left town. When a ransom is demanded for the release of fifteen kidnapped teens, Chase returns to Cleveland to work with the FBI and is forced to deal with past mistakes, along with the woman who haunts his dreams.
FBI Agent Summer Raines wonders why she still loves Chase. Before their breakup she’d been questioning their relationship. The man never could commit, and after becoming a crisis negotiator, had turned controlling and distant. Yet, five months ago, when he’d been in Cleveland for an assignment, she’d let him into her house and bed, only to be left brokenhearted once again. Now he’s back and about to get a huge surprise…she’s pregnant with a child he never wanted.
Chase is in for the negotiation of his life as he and Summer work to rescue the hostages and find a killer before more innocent lives are sacrificed…
The price of love, heartbreak.
The price of one regretful mistake plus fame equals Hopelessness. Be careful what you wish for.
Noah Haxby learned that lesson a little too late.
Young and impressionable, he followed the orders from the kingmakers of rock, gathered a massive following, and gained notoriety for his hellraising behavior.
Years later he was buried in hurt and regrets; living a shell of a life that was almost in ruins, that is until tragedy struck and his life took an upward turn, bringing second chances in more ways than one.
However, Noah is still unable to shake his past, and the rock star’s life wasn’t truly his own until in a moment of clarity he risked it all.
CORE agent Lola Tam has two things on her mind, quitting her job as a criminal investigator and baking a frozen pie for Thanksgiving dinner without burning it. But a midnight call forces a change of plans. Her boss and future stepfather, Ian Scott, has been kidnapped from his Florida vacation rental—along with her mother. The kidnapper’s plan? Drop Ian and her mom in the Everglades and hunt them like animals. Terrified for her mom, Lola takes the bait and travels to Everglade City, Florida where she’s determined to end the hunt before it begins.
Ryan Monahan, former Navy SEAL turned airboat captain is used to taking tourists through the Everglades, not guiding a sexy agent on a rescue mission. After spending years dealing with a past filled with guilt and regret, he needs a little action and adventure in his life—he needs to prove he could still be a hero. What he doesn’t need? Falling for a woman he has no business wanting, especially when the hunt takes a deadly turn…
Mason returns with another sexy, suspenseful CORE adventure! The Ultimate CORE trilogy wraps up with this explosive, final story...where will the series go next? Keep reading to find out!
Former Chicago Vice cop, Sloan North, is back working undercover, this time for the investigative agency, CORE. He’s missed being on the streets, taking on a fake persona and going after dangerous bad guys. Instead of the dark heart of Chicago, Sloan’s planted in a quiet, boring suburb of Cleveland, pretending to be married to an irritating, too hot for words, Cuyahoga County Detective, Whitney Russell.
Whitney can’t believe she’s saddled with a bearded, tattooed behemoth of a man as her phony husband. He’s crude, rude and has a bad enough attitude no one on their cul-de-sac will buy their ruse. But as they’re forced into fake wedded bliss, Sloan surprises her in more ways than one. Beneath his harsh, sexy exterior is a man worth loving. Too bad she doesn’t believe in love.
While Sloan tries to avoid his gorgeous, leggy partner, deal with mind-numbing suburbia, and determine if his neighbor is indeed a big time drug lord, a body is unearthed on the neighboring street. Then another…and another. Life in the burbs goes from boring to deadly because this killer doesn’t just murder his victims. He buries them alive.
He wishes she would see what he does when he looks at her.
On the eve of a new mission, Dalton Kippers gets the surprise of his life when the cyber angel he’s been in pursuit of, shows up out of nowhere.
A threat to his life, Devolin Taylor rushes to Dalton’s rescue to share the information she’d dug up. After all, his accepting the case had been her fault in the first place.
Persuaded by Dalton’s implicit trust in her abilities, Devolin joins his taskforce at Nightshade Securities. Only, working in close proximity to the man seems to be a detriment to both their sanity. Anything less than an arm’s length and her brain short-circuits just long enough for trouble to lurk. And when that trouble comes knocking, it might be too late for them to get over their hang-ups and embrace the blistering chemistry they share.
Now everything they thought they knew to be true is suddenly turned up on end. Collisions between the past and the present challenge their happiness, and hiding in the shadows lurk more obstacles that threaten their future.
Alex and Kayla are determined not to let these twists and turns destroy their happiness. But is love enough? What happens when lies, uncertainty, and deception entangle with their plans? Will determination be enough when faced with disaster?
Charting a course is easy; finding your True North and staying the course is the greater challenge.
Author's note: This story starts in North Star and finishes in this book.
The lone survivor of a terrible night, where fate was so unkind, Ben Carpenter has resolved himself to a life of loneliness. After all, love has made him aware of only one thing – overwhelming misery – and he’d never go down that road again.
Submersing himself into running Fairfax and his side gig as a volunteer firefighter, he is shocked when envy suddenly takes hold as his best friend marries the love of his life. But before he can deal with the idea of reopening his heart to love, tragedy strikes again… just not for him.
As secrets of his wife’s betrayal come to light, Ben is faced with a new reality; and an opportunity to heal stares him straight in the face, in the form of Hannah.
Bonded by their similar losses, he begins to wonder…
Is there really such a thing as second chances?
Jenna Cooper wants a sex buddy—no-strings, no emotional involvement, and
absolutely no expectations of commitment. She sets her sights on Luke Sinclair.
A player and commitment-phobe, he’d make the perfect boy toy. Only Luke’s tired
of playing the scene and wants a serious relationship with Jenna, not a series
of one-night stands.
When Luke makes Jenna an offer she can’t
refuse, the sexual tension between them combusts and their emotional chemistry
becomes too hard for Jenna to ignore. They both end up with more than either
bargained for, especially when Jenna’s wild past is exposed and threatens to
tear their relationship apart. Now Luke will do anything to make things right
between them, but knows it’s going to take more than a kiss…
John Kain’s wife, Celeste, has been abducted. With little evidence, the CORE investigator enlists the help of their clairvoyant, three-year-old daughter. He attempts to connect with Celeste through his preschooler, but he’s left with more questions than answers, and even more fear. Using psychic visions, his little girl somehow takes him into the paranormal world and shows him the horror his wife is facing—if he doesn’t find Celeste soon, he might never see her alive again.
Celeste has woken to a living nightmare. Thirty-five years ago, a psychiatrist obsessed with the supernatural had kidnapped her psychic mother. Although her mom had survived, the twisted doctor had murdered five other people like her, and thanks to her mom’s testimony, was sentenced to life in prison. Spurred by vengeance, the psychiatrist’s son is determined to continue with his father’s experiments, and he has a special room just for Celeste.
With the help of the dead, Celeste is doing everything possible to save herself from being tortured. But she’s running out of time. Her kidnapper believes he can enhance her psychic gift through brain surgery. The doctor is in….and he's insane.
happens when negligent plastic surgeons get a taste of their own medicine…?
Chicago investigative reporter, Eden Risk,
receives an unmarked envelope containing a postcard ordering her to watch the
enclosed DVD…or someone else dies. No police. After Eden watches the DVD, a
gruesome, horrifying surgery, she turns to the private criminal investigation
agency, CORE, for help. Only she hadn’t expected that help to come with a
catch. Her former lover, Hudson Patterson, has been assigned to the case.
Hudson would rather have another CORE agent
handle the investigation. Two years ago, he’d screwed things up with Eden…bad.
And as more DVDs arrive, Eden
and Hudson find themselves not only knee-deep in a twisted investigation, but
forced to deal with their past, and the love they’d tried to deny.
Fighting for one’s country, bearing witness to the atrocities of war has left former Sergeant Theo Lowell as a shell of a broken man.
Now that he’s back, it’s time to make a life for himself. If only he agreed with everyone’s assessment that he was deserving of it. After all, no one but him knew of the sins he’d committed.
Instead of rebuilding himself into a man ready for a family, friendship and happiness, he sets forth to do some rebuilding of another kind. After all, if one deems himself helpless, why not be helpful?
When he knocks on Morgan Smyth’s door, the last thing he expects is that rebuilding what is currently before him would prove to be such a daunting task.
Two hearts—emotional baggage—multiple wars are waged as a home takes shape.
Funny how redemption can be found at the tip of a screwdriver, the head of a hammer, or better yet, when hit by a two-by-four!
Missing beats happen in a fraction of time. For Jo and Kane they changed their lives in ways neither could have ever imagined.
Love is a journey ~ Josie Carmichael is the destination....
In the eyes of the wealthy playboy rock star Kane Exeter no one has ever matched up to her. Under pressure from tragedy Kane disappeared from Josie's life twelve years previous to Jo's tender heart's dismay..
Kane was hugely impressionable to Josie as a child but when he crashes back into her life he learns she's no longer the carefree spirit he knew before. Kane never forgot Josie or the strong bond they shared and tries desperately to show her his heart is as true as the boy that she knew, but as they learn life can change in a missing beat and in that fraction of time lives can change forever….
˃˃˃ Genre: Romance, Rockstar Romance, Contemporary Romance, New Adult
ATL agent Harrison Fairclough has one thing on his mind: stopping a serial killer. He knows who the man is, where he lives and who he’s murdered. The problem? He can’t prove Liam Forrester is a killer without exposing ATL—an agency that isn’t supposed to exist. Needing to get close to Liam, and lead investigators to him before someone else dies, Harrison comes up with the perfect solution…he dates the serial killer’s sister. Except his plan quickly derails once he meets the curvy physical therapist. He’s drawn to her sensual smile, comes to crave her kisses and touch, until the body count rises.
Kiera Forrester’s schizophrenic brother, Liam, has occupied the past ten years of her life. He still does, so much that she’s moved to Florida to watch over him. When she meets her new neighbor, Harrison, she’s instantly attracted to the sexy web designer. But as their relationship heats up and Keira realizes she’s falling in love with Harrison, she’s afraid there’s no future for them. The dark secrets of Liam’s past can’t be hidden away, especially when those secrets lead to murder…
To get the most from the C.O.R.E. Above the Law trilogy, it’s recommended to read the books in order: Perfectly Twisted (Book 1), Perfectly Toxic (Book 2), Perfectly Tortured (Book 3).
Physical attraction and chemistry were everything.
One woman? Gray had tried that and failed.
Meaningful relationships weren’t something Gray Dennison had ever experienced or coveted during his many years on the road with his band, CraVed. Being unattached suited his simple, hedonistic, playboy lifestyle. Add his cocky, sometimes arrogant attitude, and the lead singer of a rising rock band had all the credentials to be a wealthy, charismatic Rock God, stateside.
With his heart throb physique and handsome features, Gray was an obvious magnet for beautiful groupies. It wasn’t his fault they kept falling for him.
The constant revolving door of fangirls, models, and others on offer, made sure Gray’s physical needs were always met. In all his adult years only three women had made the slightest dent in Gray’s armor.
That was until he raked the burning embers of a second chance romance with an old flame, a mistake of going backward, and a drunken heart-to-heart with his best friend, Brody.
The culmination of these events opened Gray’s mind to reconsider the choices he made, face the hurt of his past, and find the courage to seek the answers he needs to salvage his future.
˃˃˃ Genre: Romance, Rockstar Romance, New Adult and College, Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction
John Kain is possessed, trapped in his own body while an evil spirit takes over his life. But the sinister ghost isn’t just interested in a second chance at life. He has a diabolical agenda, one that involves murdering John’s family.
Months ago, psychic Celeste Kain sent the dead 1920s gangster, Vigo Donati, to Hell. Or so she thought… When her husband becomes erratic, violent and out of control, she finds a hidden cache of prescription drugs and worries John has an addiction. Until a psychic vision shows Vigo killing a man. The coincidence is too much and she’s convinced the gangster has taken control of John.
With her family in danger and John’s life at stake, Celeste needs to rid her husband of Vigo’s spirit before he uses John’s body to kill. Because if Vigo wins, she’ll lose John forever…
Psychic Celeste Kain has two things on her mind, relaxing for a week in Florida with her husband, John, and making a baby. But a fishing trip turns her vacation into a nightmare when she reels in the body of a dead boat captain and accidentally unleashes an evil ghost who has one thing on his mind…revenge.
As the dead boat captain haunts Celeste, she looks deeper into his past and discovers that his murderer had done the world a favor. The ghost tormenting Celeste doesn’t see it that way and will go to any length to avenge his death. If Celeste won’t give him what he wants, he will take over her body and use her as a weapon…to kill her husband.
Celeste Risinski, the heroine of Shadow of Danger (Book 1 C.O.R.E. Shadow Trilogy), is back with her own series. Join her as she learns how to deal with being a wife, mom, baker and…psychic investigator.
“I’m done, Paxton.”
After his bitter marriage ends, Paxton seeks respite from his loss. Rediscovering his writing, he never expected to create a piece worthy of reading, nor for two unsuspecting paths to cross in the most unconventional of ways.
Thousands of miles separated them, yet he’d never felt closer to anyone. Finding out that happiness and love was attainable again was one thing. But having Alissa - that was something else all together!
When the two finally meet in person, sparks fly. Their chemistry is beyond explosive, and emotions reach a boiling point. Their brief love affair ignited the fuse, but Paxton is shocked when his young son fans their fire. His sweet four-year-old boy immediately falls for the loving, meek, demurred woman in Alissa, and she starts to change both their lives. Then, she becomes their salvation - in ways no one could see coming.
Strong and extremely protective of those he loves, Alex North finds himself on unfamiliar territory as a dad when he becomes the guardian of his orphaned five-year-old nephew. When a beautiful stranger falls in his lap, Alex feels an immediate connection, only to have her walk away.
Brought together by fate on several occasions, Alex senses Mikayla is the key to heal not only his nephew, but himself. He recognizes that only she can offer the kind of love he never thought he would find. Mikayla discovers she has the strength to give love a second chance as well as the courage to fight for it. But outside forces threaten to destroy their happiness, and Alex and Mikayla must dig deep within themselves to keep the past and present from destroying their relationship and the little boy they both love.
(Author’s note: this is book 1 in the series; Alex and Kayla’s story concludes in True North. You can assume a happy ending, or continue on their journey full of unexpected twists and turns.)
Seven years ago, CORE agent, Dante Russo and his wife, Jessica, faced a parent’s ultimate fear…their ten-month-old daughter was abducted. With no clues, not a single sighting or trace of evidence to keep hope alive, the case went cold…until now.
When the ghosts of murdered children begin to haunt psychic Celeste Kain, she’s forced to get involved in her most challenging case yet. The ghosts know who has Sophia. They know her kidnapper intimately. They know him as Daddy, and as their killer.
Using psychic visions and the clues the young spirits provide, Celeste and her husband, John, travel across the country, desperately searching for the girl and her kidnapper. The dead children have made their warning clear…find Sophia before Daddy kills again.
To learn more about Dante and Jessica’s story, be sure to check out Ultimate Fear (Book 2 Ultimate C.O.R.E.).
Jennifer Mitchell grew up knowing what she wanted out of life, and she didn’t let anyone dissuade her from those dreams. But not all wishes come true. After years of blaming herself for a horrifying experience, she feels her dreams are forever shattered. Attempting to move forward, she searches for someone who can help her escape the nightmare of her past. Many have failed, but now the one person she has sworn to ignore has dared her to dream again and won’t take ‘no’ for an answer. Can she trust him? Will this choice be the final piece to her heart, or will it be the one who shatter her life into total disrepair?
His wishes struggled to find light…
Tyler Cranston’s life was planned for him at an early age. He lived his life to please others, only to have everything go tragically wrong. Now as an adult he chooses his own path, living and playing hard and earning a playboy reputation along the way. But being carefree isn’t as ‘freeing’ as he thought it would be, and he longs for something more. Now once again he’s willing to do anything to make someone else happy, but she believes she’s happier without him. How can he prove he is worth the risk when he isn’t even sure himself?
Through tears and whispered wishes in the dark, can Jennifer and Tyler become the light for each other and turn their ordeals of the past into dreams for a future?
When the past collides with the present,
the only way to ensure the future lies in the ultimate kill…
McCall is a woman of many secrets. Her family has been murdered and she’s been
forced into hiding. No one
knows her past or her real name, not even the man she loves.
Tyler, former Marine and the newest recruit to the private criminal investigation
agency, CORE, has been in love with a woman who never existed. When he learns
about the lies Naomi has weaved, he’s ready to leave her—until an obsessed
madman begins sending her explosive messages every hour on the hour.
people are dying. With their deaths, Naomi’s secrets are revealed and the truth
is thrust into the open. All but one. Naomi’s not sure if Jake can handle a
truth that will change their lives. But she is certain of one thing—the only
way to stop the killer before he takes more lives is to make herself his next
Chicago detective Jessica Donavan will never stop looking for her missing daughter. Her obsession has destroyed her marriage, but the search is the only thing that helps keep her sane and her mind off of everything she’s lost—her husband and her baby girl. When she uncovers a string of unsolved disappearances and reappearances of a number of baby boys, Jessica turns to her soon to be ex, Dante Russo, a former Navy SEAL turned investigator for the private agency, CORE, to help her fit together the pieces in this perplexing puzzle. But as Dante helps her, she realizes just how much she still craves his support—and his touch.
Dante is still in love with his wife and would do anything to have her back in his life again. He’s been miserable since she left him to deal with the grief over their daughter’s abduction, never understanding how much he grieves as well. When Jessica tells him about the case she’s working, he jumps at the chance to take part in her investigation. He's hoping not only to save their marriage and ease his personal pain over the loss of their daughter, but to stop a serial kidnapper from taking another victim.
As Jessica and Dante work side by side, pregnant women begin to turn up missing or dead, and they start to uncover the consequences of another woman's unfathomable grief. The childless mother doesn’t just want a baby. She wants a newborn straight from the womb.
And when forced to confront the dark and twisted perversion of a mother's obsession, can Jessica and Dante find their lives again…or merely more death?
Sound like the start of a bad joke? Not to Shane Monahan. The ex-con, former Army Night Stalker and newest recruit to the underground criminal investigation group, A.T.L. or Above the Law, has it bad for Collier County Deputy Beth Price. But ex-cons and cops don’t mix, especially when this particular ex-con is looking at going back to prison for his involvement with A.T.L.
All Beth wants is a fun distraction from the stress of her job and law school. She thinks she's found that when she meets Shane during an airboat tour through the Florida Everglades. But Shane’s a felon, a man who could destroy her career as a deputy, and jeopardize her future as an attorney. She doesn’t know what to do—until dead bodies start showing up around the county.
When three abused corpses are found, the discovery brings a murderer out of retirement. The Reverend, as he calls himself, doesn’t like his kills being mimicked, especially by a man who abuses the dead—after all, the Reverend does have a reputation to uphold and a congregation to scam. Now it’s time to teach his copycat a deadly lesson…
Burned by his ex-fiancée, Mike Withers traded in his dream of a family and home of his own, complete with the white picket fence, and submersed himself in work. And entertaining the occasional lady.
So, when he relocated to Jacksonville to take over as CEO of Withers International, and be closer to his sister’s family, he never imagined he'd find himself at a crossroads.
Once a player, always a player, right? Wrong! At least, that’s what Mike now has to prove to Nicole Baxter...
Combine Nikki’s games with a problematic mélange of exes, and Mike quickly realizes he’s heading down one of two roads – heartache, or the life he thought he had given up. Ultimately, the choice is his to make.
Maybe his ex wasn't the one? Maybe he'd given up too soon? And maybe happiness lay in the form of a feisty, argumentative, tiny package in a tight skirt - with the ability to turn any argument into foreplay?
A past that haunts no matter how much the distance…
Which one will strike first?
Eighteen deaths over eight years has left Shane Peters itching to find his mark. The death that started it all ensured his obsession with the murderer who had turned his life into a living hell, leaving him to raise a newborn daughter on his own.
Starting over wasn’t the easiest thing, but Emberlyn Roth had managed by shear grit and the skin of her teeth. It’s too bad one can’t outrun their past.
A protector of the wronged, Shane is torn between his duty as a detective for the Jacksonville PD and a quest to find himself some peace. Red tape binds his capabilities and moonlighting as an investigator for Nightshade Securities has him feeling stretched thin. Late nights on the streets and his sense of duty keeps him from being the father he wants to be. Throw onto his already rickety house of cards, an attraction to the mysterious Emberlyn, the lead he’s got on the murderer he’s been hunting for nearly a decade, and threats his woman is receiving by an unsavory character from her past, and he’s seriously tempted to take Dalton Kipper’s offer to join his team in a permanent basis.
Rules have a place, but when you’re faced with losing the one that means most to you, lines can become blurred. With the fate of his family’s future hanging in the balance, he’s ready to risk it all.
Melanie Scarlet is a knife-wielding badass who knows how to dispose of a body, and make evidence disappear. But Mel, a.k.a., the Ice Cream Lady, draws the line at one thing: she refuses to live with her husband, Cash Maddox, unless he quits the repo business that nearly got him killed—no matter how much she loves him.
To thaw Mel’s heart and convince her to leave the Everglades and move back home to Tallahassee, Cash is finally ready to retire from his adrenaline-fueled job…until homeless men begin vanishing. As Mel investigates the disappearances, Cash’s temper goes into overdrive when he realizes his wife has been keeping a dangerous secret from him. She’s been doing more than scooping ice cream—she’s a cleaner for the underground criminal investigation agency, Above the Law.
Mel isn’t the only one with a secret. A scientist has created a drug that will cure psychopaths by deadening the urge to dominate, hurt and murder. To prove his chemical combination works, he uses the homeless as test subjects. He breaks and scrambles their minds, turns them into killers, then tries to fix them. But what if the scientist creates a killer he can’t fix? A true psychopath he can’t control? As Cash joins Mel and the ATL crew, they learn firsthand, the results could be…toxic.
At least that’s what he’s told his persistent physical therapist, Piper. What kind of a name is that? Piper? The woman is petite and vivacious, a pixie with red hair and a spitfire attitude. She doesn’t know when to give up, or when to shove her perpetual positivity into the deepest, darkest hole.
He’s fired her more times than he can count. She should leave him to his misery, but the woman won’t take no for an answer. She challenges him. Pushes him. She never lets up. The fiery pixie is turning his entire world upside down, and that's pissing him off.
How does someone get rid of a perky pixie? Bent desperately needs Piper to leave him alone—especially now that the infuriating woman is invading his dreams and stirring up his darkest fantasies.
When the mega rock band Angel Fire arrives on a USO tour, Ryker is given an opportunity to fulfill a lifelong dream, but it comes at a cost. He must choose between the music stirring his soul or the woman who’s stolen his heart.
The stakes are high, careers are at risk, but failure isn't an option. Ryker won't walk away from the music, and certainly not from the woman invading his dreams. He’s a man who gets what he wants, and whether Tia wants it or not, she belongs to him.
Besides, what could go wrong?
CORE agent, Hudson Patterson and his wife, Eden, recently moved into a century-old mini-mansion. But their dream home has become a living nightmare—occupied by a malevolent spirit who will only share the residence with them and their daughter…in exchange for their souls.
Psychic Celeste Kain is four weeks away from giving birth. The last thing she wants to deal with is the dead. But when she realizes an evil presence is terrorizing Eden, she will go to any length to help her sister. Especially when she discovers there isn’t just one ghost in Eden’s house, but many other tortured souls trapped within its infected walls.
To put an end to the haunting, Celeste uses her unique gift to connect with the ghostly residents. But the wicked entity who has been feeding off the other spirits' pain and misery has other plans. It wants Celeste and her unborn child, and imprisons her inside the ghost house. Now powerless, unable to free herself and in labor, Celeste needs to fight to find her way back to her body before the entity can take what it wants…her baby.
Four women have been found dead in the outskirts of a small Wisconsin town. The only witness, clairvoyant Celeste Risinski, observes these brutal murders through violent nightmares and hellish visions. The local sheriff, who believes in Celeste’s abilities and wants to rid their peaceful community of a killer, enlists the help of an old friend, Ian Scott, owner of a private criminal investigation agency, CORE. Because of Ian’s dark history with Celeste’s family, a history she knows nothing about, he sends his top criminalist, former FBI agent John Kain to investigate.
John doesn’t believe in Celeste’s mystic hocus-pocus, or in her visions of the murders. But just when he’s certain they’ve solved the crimes, with the use of science and evidence, more dead bodies are discovered. Could this somehow be the work of the same killer or were they dealing with a copycat? To catch a vicious murderer, the skeptical criminalist reluctantly turns to the sensual psychic for help. Yet with each step closer to finding the killer, John finds himself one step closer to losing his heart.