In for a Penny by Kelsey Browning & Nancy Naigle

In for a Penny by Kelsey Browning & Nancy NaigleIn for a Penny by Kelsey Browning, Nancy Naigle
Series: Seasoned Southern Sleuths Cozy Mystery #1
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery
Pages: 380

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The Golden Girls meet Dirty Harry…

When Lillian Summer Fairview’s husband up and dies on her, it leaves the last living member of the most prestigious family in the small town of Summer Shoals, Georgia, in a hot money mess. Desperate to keep up the family name and give the man a decent burial, penniless Lil cooks up a shady deal that lands her smack-dab in the slammer.

Burdened by her shameful secret and a crumbling family estate, Lil entrusts Summer Haven’s care to her best friend, Maggie, who recruits two more over-fifty ladies to help. But when Maggie discovers that Lil’s restitution is ten times the amount she “borrowed” from the federal government, she’s convinced Lil has taken the fall for someone else’s crime.

Will these gals be able to get some vigilante justice for Lil, or will the swindler get away with hoodwinking a sweet little old lady?

A Friend of Silence by M. Lee Prescott

A Friend of Silence by M. Lee PrescottA Friend of Silence by M. Lee Prescott
Series: Roger and Bess Mystery #1
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery
Pages: 251

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What safer haven could there be than a Quaker boarding school in a tiny New England coastal village? What secrets lie beneath its serene and quiet beauty?

Out of the blue, the campus is laid open, the peace of Old Harbor Friends shattered by the murder of lascivious, comptroller, Milt Wickie. Wickie is discovered in his office, a scrimshaw knife protruding from his chest, a knife belonging to beloved teacher and grieving widow, Bess Dore.

Initially a suspect, the forty-two year old, Bess is soon exonerated and jumps headlong into a murder investigation along with old flame, police detective, Roger Demaris, and Harry Winthrop, an amateur sleuth, prolific writer, and the son of the school’s wealthiest patron.

Will Bess find romance along the way, giving her heart to the gruff police officer, who still adores her, or to the fly-by-night, but charming Harry who is clearly smitten? Will the killer strike again? Will the silence and calm of the 200-year old Friends school ever again be restored?

A Gift of Ghosts by Sarah Wynde

A Gift of Ghosts by Sarah WyndeA Gift of Ghosts by Sarah Wynde
Series: Tassamara #1
Genres: Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 191

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Akira has secrets. But so does the town of Tassamara.

Akira Malone believes in the scientific method, evolution, and Einstein’s theory of relativity. And ghosts.

All the logic and reason in the world can’t protect her from the truth—she can see and communicate with spirits. But Akira is sure that her ability is just a genetic quirk and the ghosts she encounters simply leftover electromagnetic energy. Dangerous electromagnetic energy.

Zane Latimer believes in telepathy, precognition, auras, and that playing Halo with your employees is an excellent management technique. He also thinks that maybe, just maybe, Akira can help his family get in touch with their lost loved ones.

But will Akira ever be able to face her fears and accept her gift? Or will Zane’s relatives be trapped between life and death forever?

Offside by Juliana Stone

Offside by Juliana StoneOffside by Juliana Stone
Series: The Barker Triplets #1
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 254

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When hockey phenom Billie-Jo Barker returns home and decides to play in the local Friday night hockey league, all hell breaks loose. Not because Billie's talent is in question, but because Billie is a woman. And though these are modern times, some of the local guys still have a problem letting a girl into their 'men's club.'

Soon, Billie is at the center of a small town battle of the sexes, with everyone choosing sides. Her sisters. The townsfolk. Her friends. And yet, the only person whose opinion she cares about doesn't seem to care much at all. Logan Forest, the man who broke her heart when she was eighteen and the man she now shares the bench with ever Friday night.

She's got a lot to prove and though Billie Jo Barker scores on the ice, will this girl ever score with the man of her dreams?

Seaside Surprises by Stacy Claflin

Seaside Surprises by Stacy ClaflinSeaside Surprises by Stacy Claflin
Series: Seaside Hunters #1
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 251

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Tiffany hopes to pick up the pieces of her life in California. She soon catches the eye of Jake Hunter, but he has secrets of his own…

When Tiffany Saunders winds up stranded in a seaside town, she wants nothing more than to forget her past and keep moving. But a chance meeting with a handsome local changes everything.

Jake Hunter has some deep emotional scars and is trying to cope with running the family business on his own. The last thing he wants is a relationship—until a mysterious brunette walks into his store and complicates it all.

Tiffany prefers to keep the painful memories of the past where they belong—in her rearview mirror. But dark secrets cannot stay hidden forever.

Just as the walls around Tiffany’s heart start to come down, the past catches up with her. She needs to rely on Jake, but sharing the truth could put him in danger too.

Almost a Bride by Patricia McLinn

Almost a Bride by Patricia McLinnAlmost a Bride by Patricia McLinn
Series: Wyoming Wildflowers #2
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 256

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Dave Currick was everything Matty Brennan wanted for as long as she could remember. Right up until he broke her heart six years ago. Now that she's returned to Wyoming for good, what she wants more than anything is to save her family's ranch. Even if that means swallowing her pride and asking Dave to marry her.

Matty's up to something - Dave knows that much. Just as he knows that Matty needs help, so of course he'll provide it, just as he has all her life. Doing what's best for Matty is second nature, and part of the cowboy code. Even when it comes to marrying her in name only. Although he can't resist one hot-blooded kiss after the I-dos of their marriage of convenience wedding.

Maybe - just maybe - his Matty will become more to him than Almost a Bride.

Falling for Tender Heart by Katie Lane

Falling for Tender Heart by Katie LaneFalling for Tender Heart by Katie Lane
Series: Tender Heart Texas #1
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 257

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Her Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys . . .

New York editor Emery Wakefield has come to Bliss, Texas, in search of the fabled final novel in the Tender Heart series—a series that left readers the world over hanging when the author died. But finding a happily-ever-after for her beloved characters and editorial success for herself won’t be easy. Especially when the one man who holds the rights to the book is a sexy cowboy who looks exactly like a Tender Heart hero. And how can a girl possibly resist mixing business with the pleasure of kissing her favorite book boyfriend?

Cole Arrington is no hero. He’s just a cowboy who wants to start his cursed life over somewhere other than Texas. The Tender Heart series his late great-aunt wrote has brought him nothing but trouble, and he has no use for some treasure hunter looking for a book that doesn’t exist. Unfortunately, he’s always had a problem ignoring a fine looking filly. Especially one with spring-green eyes and a body that’s made for truck-seat cuddlin’. But can one night in the arms of a beautiful dreamer make Cole believe in himself, Texas . . . and happy endings?

Serenity by Craig A. Hart

Serenity by Craig A. HartSerenity by Craig A. Hart
Series: Shelby Alexander #1
Genres: Contemporary, Thriller
Pages: 221

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A bullet slams into a wall just past Shelby’s head. A drug dealer offers him $10,000 for information regarding his dead sister. The local sheriff has Shelby in his sights. It’s just another day in the small town of Serenity.

Readers of David Archer, John Sandford, Dustin Stevens, and Robert B. Parker will love this new series of suspense thrillers. Reviewers call Serenity “fast-paced,” “masterful,” “fantastic,” and “superb.”

Set in Serenity, Michigan, the Shelby Alexander Thriller Series stars an aging ex-boxer and retired fixer whose activities flirt with the wrong side of the law. Shelby moved to Serenity, his boyhood hometown, looking for a slower pace of life. But trouble follows men like Shelby, and he finds himself embroiled in an underworld of drugs and violence that may prove to be his undoing.

The first book in the new Shelby Alexander Thriller Series, Serenity is an action-packed read with a lovingly rendered cast, witty dialogue, and a main character who doesn't know when to quit.

An Unexpected Affair by Lorelei Moone

An Unexpected Affair by Lorelei MooneAn Unexpected Affair by Lorelei Moone
Series: Scottish Werebear #1
Genres: Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 92

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Sometimes, when fate drives you to the edge, you need to take a leap of faith…

Taking a hit to her career after the dismissal of her cheating boyfriend, romance novelist Clarice Adler struggles to reclaim her lost inspiration. The idea of dreaming up romance when her own love life is in tatters is as comical as it is impossible. But her deadline is looming. With her career hanging in the balance, Clarice retreats to the secluded Isle of Skye in Scotland to try and salvage what’s left of her manuscript. But even she couldn’t have predicted that meeting Derek would summon the muse to her side in full, blinding force. Now the words flow as if by magic. But if there is one thing she does know about Derek McMillan, is it that he is unavailable.

Dealing with the occasional tourist for some extra money, Derek McMillan is otherwise content to keep to himself. Managing the expectations of his farm and renting out a few holiday cottages has sustained his lifestyle for years now. But when he first lays eyes on the curvy figure of Clarice Adler, he immediately regrets accepting her booking. With lightning striking his blood, triggered by his inner bear scenting his mate, Derek struggles to deny the claim. After all Clarice is a human, and the two can’t ever mix…. can they?

*Please note that this is the first title in Series. Each book features a different couple from first meeting to HEA, as well as an overarching external plot that won't be fully resolved until the end of the series.

Crystal Magic by Madeline Freeman

Crystal Magic by Madeline FreemanCrystal Magic by Madeline Freeman
Series: Clearwater Witches #1
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 241

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Krissa Barnette has a secret.

When she's upset, she can hear what other people are thinking. And when she's overwhelmed, things explode.

A move to Clearwater gives her the chance to reinvent herself, but a fresh start is further away than she realizes. Her abilities magnify--making her a target for Crystal Jamison and the town's circle of witches.

Even with new friends at her side, Krissa can't ignore the witches' magnetic pull--especially when a strange illness rips through the town.

If Krissa doesn't push her fears aside, she could lose more than control. But will embracing her magic be the end of the life she always wanted?

This spellbinding tale will hook you from the start and keep you turning pages all night long. If you like bewitching characters, first loves, and strong female leads, then you'll love this thrilling series.