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Saturday Selections ~ Death by Diamonds by Tony Berry

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

New author to me but I do love mysteries and the title alone snagged me.

This is Book 3 in the Bromo Perkins Mystery series.

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Former British secret agent Bromo Perkins’ bid for a quiet life as a one-man travel agency in Melbourne is about to explode…
Bromo survives mainly on coffee and malt whisky and blends street-wise hardness with a soft touch with the ladies.
But before he can say ‘Laphroaig’ events are swirling around him and he doesn’t know why – starting with a murdered girl, Tamsyn, who is found to have swallowed diamonds.
Why had she been taken under the wing of one of Bromo’s lady loves who then directs him to a seedy diamond merchant?
Why does the jeweller warn him off and who would mug Bromo shortly after?
And why are there youths stalking him, delivering cryptic messages attached to dodgy diamonds and taking their orders from a gun-toting undercover agent using past liaisons to coerce him into action?
It is a whirlpool with no visible source.
And Bromo’s past seems set to haunt him. When all he wants is to be left alone why are his former masters so closely watching him?
They may have unjustly banished him to the far side of the globe for one small stuff-up, but they have never forgotten him – or set him free.
The tentacles of intrigue stretch far beyond his adopted city in Australia – back to London and across the Indian Ocean to the ancient rock fortress of Sigiriya in civil war-torn Sri Lanka.
He struggles to decipher events – from his early contacts with the Sri Lankans, the explosive raid on their café and the warning from the jeweller, a bruising hit-run attack and an encounter with the enigmatic Mr Blood.
Bromo also experiences an emotional reunion with his daughter Jess, who is committed to the worldwide war on a deadly diamond trade…

Saturday Selection ~ Barefoot at Sunset by Roxanne St. Claire

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

Starting off the month of December with a favorite author of mine, @roxannestclaire This is the first in her Barefoot Bay Timeless series.

I’m blessed enough to be part of her Barefoot Bay Kindleworld series and my book is out later this month, but, again, not about me but Rocki and her amazing series. So…read on.

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When forty-eight year old widower Mark Solomon arrives in Barefoot Bay for his high school reunion, he’s not quite prepared for the onslaught of memories or the attention from interested single women who’ve gathered for the annual event on the beach. He’s ready to ditch the whole thing and resume his life as an adventure-seeking world traveler until he discovers a woman sobbing on his doorstep…and has an idea.

By her own admission, advertising copywriter Emma DeWitt is jaded, jilted, and jobless, but she goes over the edge when she learns that the resort villa that was supposed to be the site of her romantic honeymoon is occupied by a single man. But when the sexy silver fox who’s staying in the villa surprises her with an irresistible offer to pose as his fake fiancee, Emma sees a way to have her week in paradise and begin healing her broken heart.

Mark believes every person has only one soul mate…and he’s met, married, and buried his. Emma believes that love is a marketing concept created to sell fairy tales and expensive weddings. What if they are both wrong…and completely right for each other?

Don’t miss a minute in Barefoot Bay!

Saturday Selection ~ Murder in the Kitchen by Kennedy Chase

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

Love the title of this one by Kennedy Chase. This is Book 3 in the Harley Hill Mystery series.

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Amateur sleuths Harley and Cordelia leave their posh London home for the wilds of Scotland where hijinks ensue. As a favour to aunt Maggie, they’ve agreed to help run a murder mystery event in a remote mansion.Â

But when a friendly dog leads Harley to a body, it’s clear Harley has a real murder mystery on her hands. And to make matters worse, a ferocious blizzard keeps them trapped inside.

With a motley crew of guests, including a paranormal investigator who believes the Frazier estate is cursed, Harley has to uncover the dark secrets of the guest’s and the mansion’s past if she’s to discover the killer. But what she discovers will rock the Frazier house to its very foundations

Saturday Selection ~ Slave, Warrior, Queen by Morgan Rice

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Trying another author I’ve not read before but this one grabbed me instantly. So glad I have time to sit and read this story by @MorganRiceBooks

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17 year old Ceres, a beautiful, poor girl in the Empire city of Delos, lives the harsh and unforgiving life of a commoner. By day she delivers her father’s forged weapons to the palace training grounds, and by night she secretly trains with them, yearning to be a warrior in a land where girls are forbidden to fight. With her pending sale to slavehood, she is desperate.

18 year old Prince Thanos despises everything his royal family stands for. He abhors their harsh treatment of the masses, especially the brutal competition—The Killings—that lies at the heart of the city. He yearns to break free from the restraints of his upbringing, yet he, a fine warrior, sees no way out.

When Ceres stuns the court with her hidden powers, she finds herself wrongfully imprisoned, doomed to an even worse life than she could imagine. Thanos, smitten, must choose if he will risk it all for her. Yet, thrust into a world of duplicity and deadly secrets, Ceres quickly learns there are those who rule, and those who are their pawns. And that sometimes, being chosen is the worst that can happen.

Saturday Selection ~ Carnifex: A Portent of Blood by D.P. Prior

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

A new author to me @NamelessDwarf has put a fantasy before me I am excited to read.

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For more than a thousand years, the dwarves have hidden away from the world in their ravine city of Arx Gravis.

Governed by an inflexible council whose sole aim is to avoid the errors of the past, the defining virtue of their society is that nothing should ever change.

But when the Scriptorium is broken into, and Ravine Guard Carnifex Thane sees a homunculus fleeing the scene of the crime, events are set in motion that will ensure nothing will ever be the same again.

Deception and death are coming to Arx Gravis.

The riddles that preceded Carnifex’s birth crystalize into a horrifying fate that inexorably closes in.

But it is in blood that legends are born, and redemption is seeded in the gravest of sins.

For Carnifex is destined to become the Ravine Butcher, before even that grim appellation is forever lost, along with everything that once defined him.

Saturday Selection ~ Wired In by Toby Neal

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

So this week (Happy November by the way) I’m going back to a mystery writer that I am a huge fan of @tobywneal I’m lucky enough to have a book coming out in her Lei Crime Kindle World series this month. But, this isn’t about me or that particular series. This is book 1 in her Paradise Crime series.

I can’t wait to jump into this series.

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Special Agent Sophie Ang’s emotions are battered by a child kidnapping case that goes badly wrong. In tracking the criminal ring, her rogue data analysis program D.A.V.I.D. identifies an anomaly that leads her into a cat-and-mouse game online with a deadly enemy whose motives are unclear. The chase lures her through dark corridors of cyberspace into a confrontation with the violence from her past that sent her fleeing to the United States. She’ll need every skill she’s learned to defeat her worst nightmare–and the stakes couldn’t be higher.Â
Can Sophie both defeat her past, and protect her heart from a fascinating cyber vigilante?

Saturday Selection ~ Imperfect by Ella Linden

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

Another new to me author. @Ella_Linden Paradise Bay is a place I think I want to visit. Imperfect is Book 3 in her Paradise Bay series.

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Eden Lowery’s life is pretty close to perfect. She has a job she loves, loyal friends, and a supportive family. Yeah, she hasn’t stumbled across her dream man yet, and it’s been over six months since she’s even considered going on a date, but she’d rather be picky than end up with someone who bores her to tears. And most men tend to do exactly that.

But one night, one man, and one ill-conceived kiss changes everything, and Eden finds herself thinking far too often about a man who is wrong for her in every way.

Nathan Russo has done a great job of maintaining the walls he’s kept around himself since being betrayed by those he trusted. Injuries sustained in combat plus coming home to a life that was nothing like what he’d pictured have left him confining himself to the one thing he knows he can count on: himself.

He didn’t expect Eden Lowery and her laugh, her infectious love of life, or her refusal to do anything halfway to start chipping away at the barriers he’s been relying on for so long.

And once she finds her way in, he knows it’s only a matter of time before she realizes he’s not the man she deserves.

The question is whether he’ll be able to pull himself back together again after she’s gone.

 

Saturday Selection ~ Last Chance to Run by Dianna Love

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Y’all know I love my romantic suspense. Looking forward to this one by @diannalove

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Escaping the compound of a deadly international felon–with a fortune in rare, stolen coins hidden on her body–elite athlete Angel Farentino has to make the most important run of her life. Literally. With her father in prison, where he belongs, and a prior undeserved conviction hanging over her head, she has nowhere to turn and no one to trust. Definitely not law enforcement who railroaded her through a judicial nightmare. One step ahead of lethal men and dogs on her trail, she runs into the arms of a dark stranger willing to help her if she’d let him. But that would only get the sexy pilot killed.
Between figuring out who’s sabotaging his undercover work for the DEA and trying to save his baby sister from herself, Zane Jackson has enough on his plate. The last thing he needs is to get entangled with a woman who’s treading on the wrong side of the law. But when the long-legged distraction races into the middle of his operation and stows away on his plane, a primal need to protect forces Zane to risk everything, starting with his heart.

Stolen and Forgiven by Alexandra Ivy & Carrie Ann Ryan

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Paranormal this week. Yay! Love both of these authors. @CarrieAnnRyan and @AlexandraIvy This is the first in a new series: Branded Packs series.

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The first rule of being Alpha of the Canine Pack is to protect their secrets from the humans at all cost. One look at the dying human at his doorstep and Holden Carter knows he will have to break it. The broken woman with no hope at survival is his mate. When he forces the change on her to save her life, he not only sets forth motions that could risk both their lives, but the lives of every shifter in the world.

Ariel Sands grew up in a post-Verona infection world and under the care of the very humans she thought had cured the disease. When they betray her in the worst ways imaginable, she finds herself not only mated to the Alpha of a the very species she’s been taught to fear, but the focal point of a traitor and path to destruction for everyone’s way of life. It will take more than trust and a mating bond for Ariel and Holden to not only survive their enemies, but the burn of their own temptations.

Forgiven

Soren Slater is a Beta wolf who understands that duty to his Pack comes before his own needs. At a young age he takes a position as a liaison between his Pack and the other species of shifters. He never expected his enticing flirtations with Cora Wilder, a Tiger Princess, would encourage her cat to consider him a potential mate. He’s forced to walk away, choosing a partner among the wolves to try and strengthen his Pack.

Cora has no intention of forgiving or forgetting Soren’s rejection. Not even when the Packs are forced to live together and she discovers Soren’s former mate has died. But then, she’s kidnapped by the SAU and she has no choice but to work with Soren to escape. Together they must put the past behind them if they’re to survive the human’s evil plot.

Saturday Selection ~ Healed by Love by Melissa Foster

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Happy October,

Starting off this month with a contemporary romance. Book 1 in The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor series by @Melissa_Foster

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Nate Braden has loved his best friend’s younger sister Jewel for as long as he can remember, but between their age difference and his respect for Rick, he’s always kept his feelings at bay. Now he’s back in Peaceful Harbor, and Jewel is no longer sixteen years old–but there’s an even bigger obstacle standing in his way. Nate and Rick joined the military together eight years earlier. Nate came home a hero, but Rick didn’t make it out alive