Cheryl A Hunter
Arianna Sabini is twenty-five years old, finishing her PhD. dissertation, and is a first-year professor at Weymouth University in upstate New York. She meets James Merden, a handsome and intriguing man who is at the university under the guise of writing a novel, but who is really there to get to know Arianna.
Jutland, Early 11th Century. Viking Warrior Princess Lena craves revenge. Hunting a killer after her husband is brutally slain, she discovers a shadowy traitor is at play behind the scenes, working to disrupt the balance of power. But she places her need for vengeance on hold when the king falls gravely ill, and sails out along with the pretty slave she rescued to locate a fabled healer. Gunnar is loyal to the core.
Stakes and Bones
Julia Vee and Ken Bebelle
I crossed the Twilight Veil to the Drowned City so that I could find a cure for my mom’s disease and fulfill my promise to dad. All I had was a backpack and my tiny bit of Breaker magic. I learned that In the Veil, life is cheap and vampire blood spends the best. Only the Oceanic Pact keeps humans, shifters, and vampires in an uneasy truce. The Seattle Slayers, an elite cadre of fighters dedicated to protecting the city.
A Royal for Christmas
I’m Camille — the only pauper in Mount Evor.
But that’s not why I’m on the no-fly list.
Six years ago, the principality’s royal palace went up in flames.
Several people died.
My sister Jeannette, who worked there, disappeared.
The inquiry blamed her for the arson.
The hunky Men in Black types are here only because a smaller ship hovered over my farm during a much larger alien abduction event. The flying saucer dropped their cargo and took off, then the men of my dreams showed up. Now, both say I’m their bondmate and want to keep me safe from the alien kidnappers. Men like them are absolutely my fantasy but I’m not sure how they can protect anyone.
Beth Ann Roberts gave her father a deathbed promise to be a good wife to her deceased sister’s husband, Daggart Bartlett. She counted on the sham marriage to help her keep the Roberts family’s land. To her horror, Daggart sells the farm to join the Gold Rush. Beth has little choice but to go with him, never expecting how much her life will change. Nicholas Granville’s brother convinces him.
Down & Dirty: Zak
Jeanne St. James
After spending the last ten years in prison, Zak, former DAMC president, has a few priorities: to reconnect with his “brothers,” to get drunk, and to get laid. Not necessarily in that order. When he spots a stunning woman in the clubhouse and mistakes her for one of the club’s strippers, those priorities get a bit skewed. Sophie has no idea what happened to her life.
Death in the Louvre
For Ava Sext, an amateur sleuth who sells books from an outdoor stand in Paris overlooking the Seine, a visit to the Louvre ends with the murder of an artist who manages to leave her a clue to his death before he dies. With the help of her fellow book seller, Henri DeAth, a former notary in a country where notaries are a powerful caste.
A beautiful woman disappears in the dead of night, and a frantic search begins to find her. Ernie Thompson fears his brother is the main suspect in the case and scrambles to find answers before it’s too late. Questions arise: Why did she suddenly leave without a word? Could she have been the victim of a horrible crime? Who knows where she’s gone?
Murder in the Black Land
How do you choose between love of your family and love of your country? Queen Angelique is caught in a quandary. She has ruled The Black Land since the death of her husband, the pharaoh. She defied tradition by refusing to name her son Penaware as the next pharaoh, even though everyone knows he was too young and immature to rule.