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Lady in the Mist:
When Lily Jackson takes a job in Shoal Harbor, Maine as caregiver to an emotionally disturbed young man, she soon learns that his older brother—the brooding, mysterious Clinton Breckenridge—does not want her there.
Rumors abound among the locals that the eerie moans heard across the water are the cries of unfortunate women who made the mistake of becoming involved with Breckenridge men. Now in danger herself, Lily must use her wits to solve the mystery before she suffers the same fate.

Haunting at Spook Light Inn:
Paranormal debunker Camille Burditt arrives at the Spook Light Inn in Oklahoma to research a supernatural phenomenon for her latest book. There she encounters the spirit of a woman whose ‘accidental’ death was actually a murder.
Declan Rush—the inhospitable, reclusive owner of the inn—is linked to the deceased woman, but he is less than forthcoming and, despite her growing attraction to him, Camille suspects his connection to the spirit might be that of killer to victim.
When another suspicious death occurs, Camille is desperate to discover if the man she’s falling for is a murderer.

Blood and Breakfast is part of the “A Friday the 13th Story” Series. 13 authors ~ 13 individual tales of murder and mayhem on Friday the 13th.

Find all the stories here: A Friday the 13th Story Series

Determined to boost the sagging ratings of her internet radio show, “A Dark Place,” murder junkie Sasha Gillette checks into the Talley House Bed and Breakfast in North Kingston, Rhode Island. She and her co-host plan to broadcast an episode about the murders that took place there thirteen years earlier on a Friday the 13th, when a man butchered his entire family.

Not long after Sasha arrives, the other guests begin to disappear. Has a killer from the past resurfaced or is there a copycat on the loose?

One of the lone survivors, Sasha finds herself trapped with a sadistic killer and, suddenly, murder isn’t as much fun as she thought.

Jade DiMarco’s dreams of ‘happily ever after’ are shattered the night she discovers her husband is a psychotic criminal. After his attempt on her life is thwarted by an unlikely rescuer…the mysterious ‘El Lobo’…Jade is forced to begin a new life in the Witness Protection Program. Terrified that even the US Marshals can’t stop her husband from finding her, she takes up martial arts and shooting lessons while living under a false identity. Just when she starts to feel in control of her destiny, FBI agent Luke Butler appears, throwing her off balance with questions that sound suspiciously like accusations.

Luke Butler’s undercover FBI operation has gone to hell. After the suspect murders Luke’s partner, nearly murders his own wife, then escapes, Luke is forced to take matters into his own hands. He follows Jade to her new location and attempts to discover if she’s as innocent as she seems or if she’s somehow involved in her husband’s illegal activities. While trying to distance himself from his attraction to Jade, he must unravel the truth before he makes a mistake that allows a diabolical killer to claim another victim.

As evil draws dangerously near, Jade and Luke fight the passion that blooms between them…passion that has no chance of survival in a deadly game where there are no winners…only survivors.

As a teen, party girl, Sabrina Spencer was the lone survivor of a serial killer’s attack on her family. Her testimony put the killer behind bars, and she spent the following decade carving out a new life and trying to forget. But someone hasn’t forgotten. Two weeks before Christmas, she begins receiving bizarre messages with demented references to the Twelve Days of Christmas.

Handyman Josh Cravens is remodeling the lake house she rents each year to escape the painful reminders Christmas brings. While his dimples and blue eyes are hard to resist, he’s the exact kind of player she’s been avoiding since she outgrew her wild days. But the isolated cabin and threatening messages boost her paranoia to fever pitch.

As Christmas draws closer, she’s torn between finding comfort in Josh’s arms, and fear that he might be behind the twisted countdown to the twelfth day.

Sometimes, secrets refuse to stay buried–

A ten-year-old accidental killing and an ancient cursed doll are only part of Julia Bennett’s problems. When she returns to her hometown of Covington, Oklahoma for an old friend’s funeral, she’s thrust into the middle of a murder case–and discovers she never stopped loving her high school sweetheart.

Jake Devlin is now the sheriff of Covington and faced with solving a murder. He isn’t surprised to find Julia in the middle of things. She still seems like the troublemaker whose reckless mistake caused a man’s death years ago–and who broke his heart when she left him without so much as a goodbye.

Jake makes it clear he’s over her, and Julia can’t wait to leave Covington behind. But when another friend dies, she knows she must stay. Can they put the past behind them and stop a killer before he claims another victim?

A broken heart drove her away–a family tragedy brought her back.

After her parents’ murder/suicide, Isabelle Connelly returns to her home town to settle their estate. But a year later, with her business concluded, Isabelle still hasn’t left, even though she has every reason to. The townspeople shun her because of her family’s history of mental instability, she hasn’t gotten over her feelings for the man who shattered her heart, and now she’s a suspect in a murder and mysterious house fire.

Someone is out to frame Isabelle for the crimes. Failing that, it appears they plan to make Isabelle their next victim.

Can their love survive a hostile teenager and a madman bent on revenge?

After a violent incident in her past, Abby Bishop wants nothing more than to live in peace. She wants it so badly, she ends a relationship with the man she loves to avoid conflict with his resentful fourteen-year-old daughter.

Wil Garrett gave up his career as a bomb squad officer for his daughter, who needed him safe and alive, after losing her mother to suicide. But when evil invades their small coastal town, Wil is plunged back into the violent past he left behind. Now, he must break the promise he made to the two people he loves most in the world…in order to save their lives.

The last thing Heath King wants is to return to Kansas City for the holidays. Being in his home town holds too many bad memories, and now there are new bad memories in the making, among them a sister he never knew about–proof that his father was unfaithful. But the most difficult thing he’ll face is running into Nicolette, his best friend’s widow—the woman he’s loved since the day he met her.

Before Nicolette Morgan has time to fully grieve over her husband’s death, a blackmailer enters the picture, demanding she pay him or he’ll ruin the lives of everyone she loves. Nicolette sees no way out until she unexpectedly encounters Heath King. When she turns to him for help, old feelings are rekindled and she realizes she never stopped wanting him.

As Christmas approaches, Heath must find a way to stop the blackmailer…but can he also rescue the love he lost fifteen years ago?

Detective Samantha Colby’s sole focus is her career, and her job is basically the only thing she’s good at. So, when she lands the high profile murder case of a celebrity television judge, she’s determined to solve the crime quickly. Not only to stop a killer, but it might just earn her that promotion she’s worked so hard for.

Medical Examiner Dexter Hawkins is a Harley riding, smooth-talking, bad boy. One look at him raises all sorts of red flags for Samantha. Long ago, she learned all she needed to know about his type, but it took a painful divorce to drive the lesson home.

Even though she knows better, Samantha finds herself growing more attracted to Dex each day. She soon learns that summoning the willpower to stay away from him might prove as difficult as catching a killer.

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Seven authors bring you seven delightfully wicked tales of murder and mayhem…

Till Death by Maureen Bonatch ~ To protect an innocent man, a dutiful wife defies her vengeful husband…with disastrous results. 

Blood and Breakfast by Alicia Dean: ~ A podcaster checks into a bed and breakfast where a horrific murder occurred 13 years earlier. When her fellow guests begin to mysteriously disappear, she fears a psychotic killer has returned…and that she’ll be his next victim.

Retribution by DJ FitzSimons ~ After claiming yet another life, a ruthless serial killer learns that in selecting the wrong victim, he has become a dead woman’s quarry…the hunter is now the hunted…

Shattered Reflections by Tamrie Foxtail ~ A grieving woman must decide which of two men is a killer; the brother-in-law she has always trusted or the handsome stranger who claims to have loved her sister.

Glimpse, the Dinner Guest by Stephen B King ~ Psychologist/Detective Sargent Patricia Holmes attends a Murder Mystery dinner and soon finds herself in a battle with an uninvited guest—a psychotic killer intent on murdering as many guests as he can.

Scorned by Anna Kittrell ~ When a woman is accused of murdering her husband’s mistress, her fight to prove her innocence turns into a fight for her life.

Fatal Legacy by Krysta Scott ~ After burying her sister and ending her marriage, appellate attorney Veronica Wiseman discovers she might be facing another disaster…a serial killer is on the loose and she could be his next target.

These stories are part of the “A Friday the 13th Story” series, which includes a total of 13 stories. Find them in ebook here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08QJHPKPP?binding=kindle_edition&ref_=dbs_s_ks_series_rwt_tkin

PARANORMAL ROMANCE:

Audra Grayson became a nurse in order to help save lives. But one night after a brutal beating, she almost loses her own. The near-death experience opens a door between the world of the living and the world beyond. Two Grim Reapers invade her life. One is charming, with the angelic blonde looks of a saint and the black soul of a psychopath. The other is dark, dangerously attractive and, in spite of her distaste for his reaper duties, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to him.

When Audra’s patients begin to die unexpectedly and her loved ones are threatened, she will risk her life—even her soul—to save them. But can she risk her heart to an inhuman being whose very purpose is to take those she is trying to save?

Ivy Pierce is a Cupid who prides herself on doing her job well. Except when it comes to a certain human male, Grant Crawford. Each time she’s supposed to shoot her arrow into his heart, her stomach hurts, her chest hurts, and she feels….sad. Cupids are never sad.

Humans who are not looking for love only get three chances to find it. And after Ivy sabotages Grant’s last chance, her boss, Aphrodite, sends her to earth to right her wrong. She has until Valentine’s Day to help him find his soul mate.

But the more she’s around him, the more she wants him for herself, even though she knows that can never be. A Cupid and a human? Unheard of.

As V-Day draws closer, can she sacrifice her own happiness to help the man she loves find his?

A beautiful young witch must choose between maintaining the anonymity of her coven and trusting the detective who would bring a heartless serial killer to justice.

A year after her husband’s death, Emily Tillman is ready to start dating again, and hopefully, find what she’s always wanted—marriage and children. But the man who broke her heart five years ago is back. And he’s anything but the marrying kind.

Confirmed bachelor Reese Caster is perfectly content with his life—and he’s finally over Emily, the one woman who almost made him commit. Now, his world is rocked when her dead husband shows up, demanding that Reese pursue Emily to keep her out of the clutches of her latest suitor—a jerk who is only after her money.

Being around Emily again has made Reese reconsider his bachelor life style. But now that the threat of the other man is gone, the pesky ghost wants Reese to break things off. Can he and Emily find the love they were denied, or will the ghost of her dead husband destroy their chances?

VINTAGE ROMANCE:

All Toby Lawson wants is to go to college to become a teacher and to be free of her alcoholic mother and some painful memories. But when her mother nearly burns the house down, Toby must put her dreams on hold and return home to care for her. The only time she isn’t lonely and miserable is when she’s listening to her heartthrob, Elvis Presley. His music takes her away and helps her escape from everything wrong in her life.

Noah Rivers has always loved Toby, but no matter what he says, she can‘t get past the fact that her drunken mother once kissed him. He soon realizes the true problem lies in Toby’s belief she’s not good enough for him and in her fear she will be just like her mother.

What will it take to prove to her that she deserves to be happy, and that he would give anything to be the man to make her dreams come true?

COLLECTIONS:

Take a break for romance with these 10 short stories…

Midnight Sentry ~ Someone is stalking her and will go to any lengths to get her attention—even kill. Is the new man in her life—her midnight sentry—a murderer?

Blue Christmas ~ His job is to protect her. But can she protect him from another blue Christmas?

Christmas Sham ~ Reluctantly, she agrees to pose as her sexy, curmudgeony boss’s date at Christmas. She soon learns that, sometimes, things…and people…aren’t what they seem.

Fortune’s Journey ~ She’s hiding from an abusive ex, when the one person who can blow her cover finds her. She’ll need the Luck o’ the Irish to escape once more.

Her Christmas Future ~ An angel appears to Olivia on Christmas Eve and takes her on a trip through the past to show her the error of her ways. Can Olivia correct her mistake before it’s too late?

Once Upon a Brave Christmas ~ When she agreed to a dying elderly woman’s final request, she had no idea she’d be plunged into the past…or responsible for saving a man’s life.

Scarred ~ Haunted by a tragic mistake, he lives a life of recluse. Until the one woman who can see past his scars returns. If he can learn to forgive himself, she might be his path to redemption.

Smashing Pumpkins ~ An indiscretion from her youth leads to vandalism, then to danger. Will it also lead to love?

Staying Inn ~ After the tragic death of her husband, she never planned to love again. When a sexy guest checks in to her bed and breakfast, she finds herself falling for him. But he’s not who he seems to be, and another heartbreak is the last thing she needs.

The Joy Fairy ~ In order to win her freedom, she must restore Christmas joy to a lonely widower and his little girl.

This Digital Boxed Edition Contains 4 Stories

Nothing to Fear – A Novel
Jade DiMarco’s dreams of ‘happily ever after’ are shattered the night she discovers her husband is a psychotic criminal. After his attempt on her life, she is forced to begin a new life in the Witness Protection Program.

Luke Butler’s undercover FBI operation has gone to hell. He is forced to take matters into his own hands. He follows Jade to her new location and attempts to discover if she’s as innocent as she seems or if she’s somehow involved in her husband’s illegal activities.

Jade and Luke fight the passion that blooms between them…passion that has no chance of survival in a deadly game where there are no winners…only survivors.

Truly Madly – A Novella
A broken heart drove her away–a family tragedy brought her back.
After her parents’ murder/suicide, Isabelle Connelly returns to her home town to settle their estate. But a year later, she’s a suspect in a murder and mysterious house fire.
Someone is out to frame Isabelle for the crimes. Failing that, it appears they plan to make Isabelle their next victim.

Tears of the Wounded – A Short Novel
Can their love survive a hostile teenager and a madman bent on revenge?

After a violent incident in her past, Abby Bishop wants nothing more than to live in peace. She wants it so badly, she ends a relationship with the man she loves to avoid conflict with his resentful fourteen-year-old daughter.

Wil Garrett gave up his career as a bomb squad officer for his daughter, who needed him safe and alive, after losing her mother to suicide. But when evil invades their small coastal town, Wil is plunged back into the violent past he left behind. Now, he must break the promise he made to the two people he loves most in the world…in order to save their lives.

Poetic Injustice – A Short Novel
When Detective Samantha Colby lands the high profile murder case of a celebrity television judge, she’s determined to solve the crime quickly. Not only to stop a killer, but it might just earn her that promotion she’s worked so hard for.

Medical Examiner Dexter Hawkins is a Harley riding, smooth-talking, bad boy. One look at him raises all sorts of red flags for Samantha. Long ago, she learned all she needed to know about his type, but it took a painful divorce to drive the lesson home.

Even though she knows better, Samantha finds herself growing more attracted to Dex each day. She soon learns that summoning the willpower to stay away from him might prove as difficult as catching a killer.

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