Azure Secrets

Crystal Magic

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From bestselling author Patricia Rice, another romantic mystery from the peculiar town of Hillvale, CA. . .

 A chef who brews magic challenges a mayor with secrets

After a childhood of being tossed from foster homes for claiming she can detect liars by their scent, Fiona Malcolm McDonald does her best to conceal her secret these days. But when she sniffs a wrongdoer and drives him off with jalapeño cheesecake, she loses still another cooking job and is homeless again. She places her last hope on her mentor in Hillvale, a town as weird as she is.

Mayor Monty Kennedy has a secret too. He owns most of Hillvale but hasn’t the cash to repair the only empty cabin. Still, even in his desperation, he refuses to repeat his father’s sins by throwing people out of their jobs and houses just so he can have his own space.

Before either of them can find a solid roof for their heads, Fiona’s mentor dies—and it isn’t accidental. Determined to discover who wanted a good woman dead, Fiona camps out in Monty’s cabin, setting her on a collision course with the mayor—and a killer. With the secret help of the town’s spiritualists, Monty and Fiona must cooperate to solve a puzzle with only a dog, a ghost, and a seemingly useless key as clues to stop a murderous gang who stink of corruption.

If they survive, perhaps a hot chef and a cool mayor might learn to share a roof.

 

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With several million books in print and New York Times and USA Today's lists under her belt, former CPA Patricia Rice is one of romance's hottest authors. Her emotionally-charged romances have won numerous awards and been honored as RITA® finalists in the historical, regency and contemporary categories. To receive news of new releases, sign up for her newsletter at http://patriciarice.com

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Mar 19, 2019
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400
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9781611387803
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English
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Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Paranormal / General
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
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Another episode in NYT bestselling author Patricia Rice’s exciting Crystal Magic series!

A librarian searches for healing, a felon yearns for forgiveness, and an enemy stalks them both.

 

Hannah Simon holds the library of her ancestors in her head, but she’s in danger of losing her steel-trap mind along with the information it holds. Her only hope is a legendary moonstone said to have healed in times of trouble. The artifact was last seen in Hillvale, a town that needs help as desperately as Hannah.

 

After spending two years in prison for art fraud, antiques dealer and psychometrist Aaron Townsend has settled in Hillvale, where his past and his abilities are accepted. But when the universally despised woman who owns half of Hillvale is bludgeoned to death, everyone is immediately suspect, including newly-arrived Hannah. Aaron, however, is the only one with a criminal past.

 

To save his friends, as well as himself, Aaron has to find the killer. His search becomes more complicated when he learns Hannah’s touch can yank them back in time. That way lies madness, but also, possibly the answers they seek.

 

Despite all Aaron’s attempts to keep the tempting librarian at a distance, her terrifying enhancement of his psychometric ability binds them intimately as they tumble down passages of time in search of clues. To save themselves and Hillvale, they must risk their lives and their minds—and possibly their hearts.

 

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OTHER BOOKS IN THE CRYSTAL MAGIC SERIES:

Book 1: Sapphire Nights

Book 2: Topaz Dreams

Book 3: Crystal Vision

Book 4: Wedding Gems (novellas)

Book 5: Azure Secrets

Book 6: Amber Affairs

Book 7: Moonstone Shadows


From NYT bestselling author Patricia Rice—the first in a new contemporary romantic mystery series featuring her Malcolm/Ives family!

 


A lawman haunted by his past . . . a scientist haunted by her future.


 Samantha Moon arrives in Hillvale— population 325 lives and countless ghosts—in a fog as thick as the one circling the aging mountain town. Bereft of friends and family, money and memory, all she has to her name is a stray cat . . . but that's apparently enough for the people of Hillvale to take her in.

 L.A. investigator Chen Ling Walker's problem is too many memories. He's come to bury his tragic past in this remote California town, where his father vanished years before. Ever watchful, Walker sees how Sam's arrival disturbs the deceptive peace of Hillvale. Old bones lead to new death, stirring ancient fears and feuds.

 Sam will need Walker's help to uncover the truth of who she is and face the burden that brings. But how can he accept a reality that stretches beyond the borders of what he knows -- one that contains spirits, psychics, and imaginary voices—the weirdness that ruined his life before?

 And if they survive what lies ahead, will they find any way to make a future together?


BOOKS IN THE CRYSTAL MAGIC SERIES:

Book 1: Sapphire Nights

Book 2: Topaz Dreams

Book 3: Crystal Vision

Book 4: Wedding Gems(novellas)

Book 5: Azure Secrets

Book 6: Amber Affairs




Keywords: contemporary California, widower, investigator, amnesia, psychic, strong heroine, ghosts, romance, Chinese


Kimmer Reed never intends to see her so-called family again. But when her brother shows up on her doorstep with gunmen on his heels, she does what comes naturally--she survives. Turns out he's in trouble (again) of his own making (again), and his survival strategy is to turn the bad guys on to Kimmer (of course).

But Kimmer is no longer a scared teen.  She's a highly trained covert agent with things worth fighting for--a life she loves, a house that's truly a home, and a strong partner who loves her.  And, it turns out, her so-called family now includes two innocent little girls--both currently in the hands of the same bad guys who have just turned Kimmer's life upside down.

Family.  Can't live with 'em, happy to live without 'em.  But no one makes Kimmer's choices for her--or for her two terrified nieces.  Look out, bad guys!
 

"Doranna Durgin's BEYOND THE RULES (4) is action-packed from start to finish. Kimmer is so strong that readers won't doubt for even a minute that she'll come out on top in the end. And Rio is a hero any woman could love."
--Romantic Times, Four Stars

"BEYOND THE RULES is a fascinating addition to the Bombshell line. Part action-adventure, part family drama, this story explores how far someone will go to do what's right..."
--Jennifer Wardrip, Romance Junkies

"BEYOND THE RULES is one of those reads that leaves you saying WOW! Kimmer Reed is a truly amazing heroine...the story flows wonderfully and keeps you on the edge of your seat."
--Wendy Keel, Romance Reader's Connection

"...Filled with unrelenting danger, heart-stopping action plus a wonderful touch of romance...With Kimmer's sharp-edged nature and brazen wit, Ms. Durgin has created a dynamic heroine. The storyline of this book merges the ever-present action and suspense with a heartfelt romance,"
--Amelia Richard, CataRomance

" Filled with action and suspense...an exciting read."
--Jennifer Bishop, Romance Reviews Today

“Absolutely stunning... Rice gives us everything we could want in this ‘to keep forever’—love, mystery, and adventure... Fantastic.” Bell, Book ,and Candle

Pippa Cochran flees an abusive boyfriend only to end up working for a man everyone calls the Grim Reaper—and not just because he’s a bestselling author of horror novels.

Fame and fortune are cold comfort for Seth Wyatt, a man whose inner demons have him living on a volatile precipice—even before someone tries to murder him.

An indefatigable caretaker, Pippa isn’t prepared to battle both her employer and his enemies. Still, she can’t resist the emotional pull of Seth’s damaged son or the opportunity to hide in the fortress he calls home.

Pippa’s new-found security is destroyed when she and Seth are the victims of several near-fatal accidents. To prevent harm to those she’s come to love, must she run again? Can Seth ask her to stay when it could mean one of them might die?

REVIEWS:

The Romantic Reader: "You can always count on Patricia Rice for an entertaining story with just the right mix of romance, humor, and emotion."

Rendezvous: "A wickedly luscious novel filled with scintillating dialogue, madcap characters, and a premise that shows what true romance is all about. With her superb talent, Ms. Rice pens remarkable tales that come across the pages in whatever genre she writes."

Romantic Times: "Vastly entertaining...A wonderful combination of poignancy and humor."

Library Journal "(A) romance that snares the reader right from the start."

Keywords: California, novelist, nurse, disability, small town, contemporary romance, criminal, mystery and suspense, betrayal, disguise, revenge, romantic, assistant, bad boy, billionaire, boss, recluse, romantic mystery, quirky, humorous

 

John Fitzhugh Wyckerly has been the spare heir all his life, supporting himself with gambling and charm. The news that he’s inherited the bankrupt title of Earl of Danecroft shatters his indolent world. Even penniless, he’s always paid his debts, but now the estate’s creditors are closing in. He can fake his death and run for cover...or accept overwhelming responsibility and find a rich wife—one who will also accept his illegitimate terror of a daughter.

 

On his way to find an heiress, he meets Abigail Merriweather, who is neither rich nor aristocratic, but she can tame The Terror and stomp cockroaches. Unfortunately, she needs a wealthy, powerful man who will fight her father’s executor and retrieve her four half-siblings. When an unexpected inheritance falls into Abby’s lap, she sets out for London to seek a lawyer.

 

Can Fitz charm his practical Abby into trusting him to save her siblings when it’s doubtful that he can even save himself? And can Abby surrender reason and logic for the folly of love offered by a man who can have any woman he wants but insists he wants only her?

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“Patricia Rice’s historicals are deliciously fresh, sexy, and fun.”—Mary Jo Putney, author of Not Quite A Wife

 

“Rice is a master storyteller …A wonderful blend of humor, pathos, adventure, and charm, this page-turner is book one in Rice’s promising Rebellious Sons series.” Shelley Mosley, Booklist —a top ten romance for 2010

 

“I loved it. It's a heartwarming tale that kept me smiling all the way through. Every character entertains and satisfies, from the engaging scapegrace hero who I loved more and more through the book, his wild and insecure love-child and the loving, down-to-earth heroine, right down to the devious old butler and the dyslexic assassin. It's a sweet, sexy, fun romp with so much heart. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.” Anne Gracie, author of The Winter Bride

 

 

 

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