DOUBLE-CROSS LEADS TO PAYBACK
After his brother is murdered, Kyle Barstow comes up with a new get-rich-quick scheme so he can leave Missouri forever. He starts by convincing Shelby Adair to help him extort one million dollars from her wealthy parents. The plan is simple. Make believe she’s been buried alive. Send the first set of GPS coordinates and a ransom note to the Point Jove Sheriff’s Department. Instead of risking capture from collecting the money, they would break into the Adair’s safe that Shelby assured Kyle contained more than a million dollars. While the authorities are busy stumbling around in the dark searching for a kidnapped victim that does not exist, he and Shelby would quietly disappear. Their plan begins to unravel when a severe thunderstorm rips through Rhone County causing major damage and confusion. A capped PVC pipe containing the final clue is swept away in rising floodwaters.
The nightshades cover the land. Demons of smoke and shadow, they fear no sword or arrow. They suck the souls from all who live, like a glutton sucking marrow from bones. The world falls under their darkness.
But the nightshades crave more than random ruin. The souls of mere humans will not sate them. They seek dragons.
Requiem's last dragons, a mere scattering of survivors, have fought off men and griffins. But how can they fight the nightshades, creatures they cannot cut or burn?
THE REQUIEM SERIES:
Requiem: Dawn of Dragons
Book 1: Requiem's Song
Book 2: Requiem's Hope
Book 3: Requiem's Prayer
Requiem: Song of Dragons
Book 1: Blood of Requiem
Book 2: Tears of Requiem
Book 3: Light of Requiem
Book 1: A Dawn of Dragonfire
Book 2: A Day of Dragon Blood
Book 3: A Night of Dragon Wings
Requiem: The Dragon War
Book 1: A Legacy of Light
Book 2: A Birthright of Blood
Book 3: A Memory of Fire
Requiem: Requiem for Dragons
Book 1: Dragons Lost
Book 2: Dragons Reborn
Book 3: Dragons Rising
Requiem: Flame of Requiem
Book 1: Forged in Dragonfire
Book 2: Crown of Dragonfire
Book 3: Pillars of Dragonfire
Requiem: Dragonfire Rain
Book 1: Blood of Dragons
Book 2: Rage of Dragons
Book 3: Flight of Dragons
Shattered in forgotten memories.
Sugar survived a shifter attack but it left her broken. Paralyzed on the left side, she fights for her independence in her day-to-day life. Her worst injury, the scars on her soul, has her pushing Daedalus away. How could he still love her when she is just a shadow of herself? But a new threat on Daedalus’ life yanks the veil of self-pity from her eyes and she’s resolved to protect him, even precariously balanced with her cane.
The vampire council sends an emissary to Daedalus. His clan brother, another Nosferatu vampire, hands him an ultimatum. Return to his post as Prime at Pal Robi Inc. or he’ll kill Sugar and her shifter friends. Daedalus has brought enough trouble into Sugar’s life. He won’t be responsible for more, so he agrees to leave Chicago.
To both warriors surprise, Sugar’s not willing to remain behind, and with her own shifter guards she’s ready to help Daedalus regain control of company.
This is not Ballad Of A Bad Bitch 4 OR Hoes Be Winning 4- This book can be read as a stand alone story.
Have you ever sat and talked with God and asked him what have you done to be treated so badly? Nicole Evans has spent the last year and a half of her life having this same conversation with God. Over and over. Quite honestly, Nicole has been talking so loudly in fact she isn't hearing God whisper back to her " Just wait, I have a love planned for you that will surpass everything you thought you wanted."
After the demise of her relationship with long-time boyfriend DonTravious ,Nicole thought God had truly blessed her the day Kendrick Taylor walked into her life, her prayers for a lasting love had been answered. Life with him was bliss until he walked out of her life without a second thought leaving her more broken and alone than she'd ever felt. Nicole resigned herself to the fact she was going to be alone. She was tired of looking for love and only being left out in the cold. She was content to mourn the love she'd lost…or rather never had with a now happily married Kendrick.
Jeremiah gave his all to the woman he loved rising R&B star Mia King. He took her out of a negative living environment taking on the responsibilities of a man when he was barely into adulthood. Jeremiah even took on the responsibility of raising another man's child without a second thought. He was a man in love and as long as he had Mia and their son Jacobi, he felt like he had everything. Jeremiah was ready to conquer the world. In fact he felt he was almost at the top of the mountain when his world came crumbling down. With one fateful trip to Texas, Jeremiah soon found out that everything he thought he knew about Mia was a lie. A year and a half later, Jeremiah is richer than ever but his heart is cold. Straight savage when it came to any thoughts of love. The only purpose women served for him were to meet his physical needs.
That is until one night of conducting business leads him straight into the arms of a woman he thinks is certifiably crazy. Though in the game of love a little bit of crazy may be just what you need to make your world feel sane.
It’s murder backstage for a cynical Chicago attorney—from “the Dorothy Parker of detective fiction” (William Ruehlmann). It’s part casino, part nightclub, and part circus. For its new owners, Jake Justus and his socialite wife, Helene, it’s also a gamble. Luckily they have Jay Otto. Next to a bouncy burlesque bit, Otto’s high-wire act is the hottest draw in the joint. But the crowd isn’t the only thing left breathless. The performer has just been found in his dressing room, doped up, dead, and hanging by eleven silk stockings. The method is fetching. The probable motive? Otto was the nastiest, most hateful, devious, blackmailing little cuss on the circuit. But Jake’s friend, attorney John J. Malone, thinks this is more than a case of justifiable homicide—especially when Otto isn’t the last on the bill to get all choked up. Now Malone has a lot of secrets to untangle so he can collar the killer, because Jake and Helene’s necks could be next on the line. The Big Midget Murders is “expertly timed . . . and frenzied . . . with lavish accompaniment of good wise-cracking. Verdict: Superior” (TheSaturday Review of Literature). “Call it screwball noir, call it hard-boiled farce, call it whatever you want . . . Craig Rice did it with John J. Malone, her ne-er-do-well bibulous attorney” (Thrilling Detective).
For most of Kansas City, it was a beautiful spring day. For Eric Clachan, it was the day he would get justice through bloodshed. A rifle would ensure that the spree killer would never destroy another family. He wouldn’t stop there. Eric had a list of other targets inside the prison walls. Targets that would ensure justice would change. A single day would change the world and pave the way for the US Marshals to become the baddest serial killer hunters in the world. Eric knew this as he looked down the scope and took aim.
Max Goff needed to relax. His life had become overwhelming. He should have gotten a massage and spent a day with friends. Instead, he stole a car and began a killing spree that would terrorize an entire city. Until the newly formed US Marshals’ Serial Crimes Tracking Unit would come hunting for him and he would learn what fear really was.
Brock and Poole investigate a double murder and find themselves caught up in a crime with international implications . . .|Detective Chief Inspector Brock is called out to a burnt-out camper van in Richmond, Surrey. The van contained two badly burned and very dead bodies. At first thought to be an unfortunate fire, Brock and his assistant, Detective Sergeant Dave Poole, discover the truth: a double murder has been committed. As enquiries progress, it becomes clear that the dead couple were on the wrong side of the law, and Brock finds himself investigating not just a double murder, but a financial crime with international implications.
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