The Best Defense

By Carsen Taite

Business and pleasure don't mix, especially when the business is murder.

When Aimee Howard, successful boutique real estate broker and socialite, is visited by a team of federal agents looking to arrest her wayward niece, she hires the best defense money can buy. But Aimee begins to question her confidence in the law firm when she learns they've hired a disgraced former police detective to take the lead.

Homicide detective Skye Keaton's shortcuts in the name of justice have finally tipped the scales in the wrong direction. She's lost her job, her pride, and the respect of her family and friends. When an old friend trusts her with a simple task, find a young woman in hiding, she's happy to have the work even though the client is a bossy former debutante who wants to micromanage her every move.

Skye reluctantly decides to let Aimee close to the investigation so she can manage Aimee's expectations, but their professional proximity quickly takes a turn toward passion. Despite their best defenses, as they work together to regain what they've lost, both women find the magnetic attraction that develops between them hard to resist.

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Dying to Live

By Xenia Alexiou and Others

Elite Operatives Series | Book 4

Can you outrun death?

Zoe Anderson-Howe's pampered life is abruptly shattered when she's taken hostage by FARC guerrillas while on a business trip to Bogota. While her father struggles to come up with the ransom, the British socialite must endure hardships that test her both mentally and physically.

Elite Operative Fetch has been living in the Colombian jungle for six months on a mission to infiltrate the FARC and orchestrate the rescue of western hostages. When Zoe is added to her assignment, Fetch's sense of duty must override the disdain she initially feels for the self-indulgent tabloid queen.

The task of freeing Zoe gains new urgency when it appears she may be key in stopping a mysterious new virus that is racing across the globe, killing indiscriminately. The support Fetch counted on is needed elsewhere. Can she get Zoe out of there on her own, and will that be enough to save the millions of lives in peril?

Fourth in the romantic intrigue series: Elite Operatives.

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Justifiable Risk

By VK Powell

The cure for grief is action, but is it worth the risk?

Greer Ellis is a hard-working homicide detective who excels at her job and values her reputation and her privacy. Since the death of her partner two years ago, work is the only thing that interests her. Until Eva Saldana, an internationally renowned journalist comes to town looking for answers in her brother's death. Eva is convinced the overdose label so hastily applied to his case is not only wrong but is also a cover for murder. When evidence seems to point to a fellow officer, Greer is torn between her quest for the truth, allegiance to her profession, and her growing desire for Eva.

But is the risk they must take to be together justifiable?
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Nothing But the Truth

By Carsen Taite

The truth, like love, can be elusive, unless you're willing to fight for it.

Sparks fly when two top notch attorneys battle each other in the high risk arena of the courtroom, but when a strange turn of events thrusts one of them from the role of advocate to witness, prosecutor Ryan Foster and defense attorney Brett Logan join forces in their search for the truth. Working together they quickly learn their attraction to each other is as strong as their commitment to justice, but courthouse romance is not without complications. Throw in a murder case with bizarre twists and turns, and even the strongest attraction will be put to the test.

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Above All, Honor

By Radclyffe

Honor Series | Book 1

In the expanded edition of the first in the Honor series, Above All, Honor introduces single-minded Secret Service Agent Cameron Roberts and the woman she is sworn to protect—Blair Powell, the daughter of the President of the United States. Cam's duty is her life and the only thing that keeps her from self-destructing under the unbearable weight of her own deep personal tragedy. However, she hasn't counted on the fact that her reluctant protectee will do anything in her power to escape the watchful eyes of her protectors, including seducing the agent-in-charge. Both women struggle with long-hidden secrets and dark passions as they are forced to confront their growing attraction amidst the escalating danger drawing ever closer to Blair.

From the dark shadows of rough-trade bars in Greenwich Village to the elite galleries of Soho, each must balance duty with desire and, ultimately, chose between love and honor.

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The Devil Be Damned

By Ali Vali

Cain Casey Series | Book 4

Cain Casey is close to getting everything she wants. Her partner Emma is pregnant with their third child, her children are safe and happy, and her business is still thriving despite the FBI's vendetta. Life is perfect on the surface, but it's the underbelly that worries her. Her long-time enemy Juan Luis and his new partner, rogue agent Anthony Curtis have disappeared; her cousin Muriel has gotten serious about Shelby Philips, the FBI agent in charge of the Casey surveillance team; and her business partner, Remi Jatibon, is facing trouble from her new love Dallas's secret past.

While Cain struggles to defeat a new enemya woman who just may be her equal when it comes to destroying those who stand against her familyan unimaginable betrayal may bring Cain's charmed life to an end.

The fourth book in the Casey Family Saga series

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Wind and Bones

By Kristin Marra

Women, funerals, guns, and rattlesnakes. What could go wrong?

Jill O'Hara, award-winning journalist and inveterate egotist, is about to find out. When Jill is summoned to her hometown Prairie View, Montana, to bury her father and clean up his messes, she assumes a few tedious days of signing papers and delegating responsibilities will complete her obligations. But Jill's duties as Dean O'Hara's daughter soon become less mundane and more menacing. To complicate matters, Jill's first love, Annie Doyle, lives in Prairie View and despite Annie's blistering past betrayal, Jill still desires her. Fortunately, Sheriff Rae Terabian, a woman with a uniform, power, and shady associates, deliciously distracts Jill from her obsession with Annie.

Amidst her customary confusion over women, Jill is forced to confront her father's treacherous legacy, battle the extremes of the northern Montana wilds, and face down survivalists bent on silencing her. Despite the remote location and severe peril, she discovers the possibility for one more chance at love.

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The Pleasure Set

By Lisa Girolami

Though Laney DeGraff is a successful president of a family-owned bank on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, she can't seem to feel happy about anything. Then she meets Theresa Aguilar, a sleek, sexy lawyer, and is invited to join an exclusive group called the Pleasure Set, a privileged society of powerful women whose sexy goings-on remain steadfastly secret. Soon Laney finds out that what is really happening within the Pleasure Set is not only dangerous, it's lethal.

Suddenly in too deep, Laney realizes that to leave the group would be deadly so she reaches out to Detective Sandrine Girard, an honest cop with a flawed past, who arranges to have her go undercover in a delicate operation to not only catch Theresa but to save Laney from both career suicide and certain death. But the intense attraction that grows quickly between Laney and Sandrine threatens to expose them at the most critical juncture in the sting.

Some people would kill to get into the Pleasure Set. But Laney just wants to get out alive.

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Fever

By VK Powell

Hired gun Zak Chambers expects to provide a simple escort service to philanthropist Sara Ambrosini, but nothing is as simple as it seems, especially love.

Zak Chambers is a disillusioned hired gun who longs for a connection with life beyond her sat-phone and assignments she can't share with anyone. Her boss lines up a cushy escort job to Africa to give her time to refocus.

But the country she loved as a child holds memories she isn't ready to face. Adding to her ambivalence about returning is the immensely attractive Sara Ambrosini, head of Ambrosini Philanthropic, who sees everything through the rose-colored glasses of wealth and privilege. Zak's task is to provide security for Sara until they reach the future site of her primary school for tribal children in the bush country. But Zak soon discovers that Sara's stubbornness and independence aren't the only obstacles to the success of her assignment.

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Missing Lynx

By Kim Baldwin and Others

Elite Operatives Series | Book 3

Where do you run when there's nowhere to hide?

When a sadistic serial killer known as the Headhunter resurfaces, a government blunder forces the Elite Operatives Organization into action. Operation Mask falls to Lynx. She has the determination, skills, and most importantly, the right profile, but her youth and lack of experience in the field could put more than the mission in jeopardy.

Her search takes her deep into the jungles of Asia, where she must battle not only the ruthless purveyors of the international skin trade, but also her growing feelings for a mysterious mercenary with her own agenda for the Headhunter.

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Thief of Always

By Kim Baldwin and Others

Elite Operatives Series | Book 2

Stealing a diamond to save the world is the easy part.

Mishael Taylor takes comfort in speed, racing from one mission to another as Allegro, one of the Elite Operative Organization's top agents—or from one affair to another, to avoid having to think about the things she's seen and done. Cocky, confident, and used to winning, Mishael confronts her greatest challenge when she's assigned to steal the priceless Blue Star Diamond from Dutch countess Kristine Marie van der Jagt. Not only must she win a high-stakes race with Arab terrorists and Neo-Nazis, she also has to contend with a target who has somehow managed to steal her heart. Second in the romantic suspense Elite Operatives series, following the smash hit Lethal Affairs.

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The Seeker

By Ronica Black

FBI profiler Kennedy Scott battles ghosts from her past, deadly obsession, and the evil that haunts her. The Seeker.

Famed Hollywood actress Veronica Ryan arrives at a red carpet event with her wife Shawn. They are the world's most famous gay couplebeautiful, wealthy, and by all appearances, the happiest couple in the world. But things aren't always as they appear. And someone is out to dampen the parade. A shot rings out and Veronica finds herself tackled to the ground by security, her wife lying next to her in a pool of blood.

Kennedy Scott used to be the best behavioral profiler the FBI had, but she is haunted by a string of child murders no one can solve. A single quoteSeek and ye shall findwas all she had to go on. The case has eaten her alive, and after her own family is threatened by an armed intruder, Kennedy retreats to be with them. But one phone call brings her back into the game. Veronica Ryan needs her help and the path may lead to the one who haunts her. The Seeker.

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It Should be a Crime

By Carsen Taite

Forbidden romance coupled with high-stakes courtroom drama.

Two women meet in an alley and fulfill their mutual desire with a night of passion, neither expecting more than the few lusty hours they shared. Weeks later Morgan Bradley and Parker Casey meet again, but this time one is a law professor and the other her student. A series of events lands them in the middle of a high-profile murder trial, but the twists and turns of the case are no match for the spiral of increasing attraction as they work side by side in the defense of justice.

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On Dangerous Ground

By D. L. Line

What happens when the right thing to do is the wrong choice for your heart?

FBI Agent Terri McKinnon always knows the right thing to do. She is a decorated officer who knows procedure like the back of her hand. She is, in a word, unflappable—until she meets Dr. Jennifer Rosenberg, a college professor with a questionable past, who may also be a key witness in a series of violent crimes. The last thing Jen wants is a by-the-book cop in her life, but fate has other plans.

Terri is drawn to the unconventional Dr. Rosenberg and the attraction appears mutual, but the rules are clear—this woman is off-limits. Can Terri's well-ordered life stand the whirlwind that is Jen Rosenberg? More importantly, can Terri protect her when Jen's past comes back to haunt her? Or will Agent McKinnon find herself On Dangerous Ground?

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Dark Garden

By Jennifer Fulton

Dark Vista Series | Book 3

Two sworn enemies who can't resist each other. Something has to give.

The Blakes and the Cavenders have been going at it since 1870 and Vienna Blake keeps up the family tradition, gunning for the Cavenders at every opportunity. All the same, she's shocked when Mason Cavender confronts her in her office and accuses her of murder. Vienna has the stunningly sexual Mason thrown out by security, but she can't rid herself so easily of her powerful, instant attraction to the woman she's been groomed since childhood to destroy.

Last in a long line of "Cursed Cavenders," as the media describes them, Mason has just walked away from the small plane crash that killed her brother. Now in charge of her family's crumbling business empire, she suspects sabotage and believes beautiful, ruthless Vienna Blake is responsible. Fearing for her life and grieving for her brother, Mason hires a private investigator to get evidence she can take to the police. She is frustrated when the man finds nothing but makes the bizarre suggestion that she hire a psychic to undo the "curse" on her family. He gives her a name. Phoebe Temple. Phoebe's dreams have always centered on the victims of crimes, and she isn't surprised when the woman steps from her dreams into her life, asking for help.

Exposing family secrets always comes at a price. With passion and family honor in the balance, Mason is willing to pay her dues. But can she persuade Vienna to accept a truce before it's too late? Dark Garden brings together two powerful women who must confront the past if they want to seize the future.

The third book in the Dark Vista series.

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Suspect Passions

By VK Powell

City Attorney Regan Desanto moved to town a year ago after her partner of twenty years dumped her for another woman. All she wants is to be near her ailing grandmother and to work ordinary, boring municipal cases until she can get her life back together. Beat officer Sydney Cabot is a chronic serial polyamorist who craves the adrenaline rush on and off the job. She has never wanted to be or tried to be faithful to one woman. When Syd is slapped with a wrongful death suit, Regan, the most uptight, controlling, and monogamous woman Syd has ever met, is assigned the case. Sydney doesn't trust Regan, and the feeling is mutual, but they have to work together—and what's even more of a challenge, they have to figure out how to defuse their growing attraction.

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Calling the Dead

By Ali Vali

Detective Sept Savoie is a cop who thinks making a relationship work is harder than catching a serial killer, but her current case may prove her wrong.

Six months after Hurricane Katrina has devastated most of New Orleans, Detective Sept Savoie is battling the nightmare of everything the storm has taken from her when a brutalized body turns up behind one of New Orleans's most famous restaurants, run by Keegan Blanchard. The more Sept works through the clues, the more they point to Keegan, making the relationship growing between them anything but love at first sight. The first death is only the beginning, though, as the miles of deserted neighborhoods Katrina left behind provide the perfect stage for murder.

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Shots Fired

By MJ Williamz

Kyla and Echo seem to have the perfect relationship and the perfect life until someone shoots at Kyla, causing a car crash that leaves her with only fractured memories of her former life. Kyla can't believe her partner Echo is having an affair, but the police believe a love triangle is motive for murder.

Detective Pat Silverton, investigating the shooting, is not convinced by her partner Tom Magnell's theory, but she concedes her attraction to the other woman in their suspect's love triangle could be clouding her judgment—sexy, hotheaded Jenny Vasquez could tempt anyone. But would a woman kill to be with her? Or could Jenny be the shooter?

The more Kyla learns, the less certain she feels about everything—her partner's love, her own choices, and her safety. Caught between renewed passion for the woman she fell in love with years ago and the mounting evidence of betrayal, Kyla must decide whether to trust her heart or her mind. The stakes don't get any higher: someone is still trying to kill her and she has no idea why.

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