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Precious Gems Bundle

Precious Gems | Books One - Four
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When gay romance writer Trent Copeland runs into handsome American Reed Acton—seemingly by chance—while vacationing in Thailand, it sparks off an irresistible affair. Follow their globe-trotting adventures in the Precious Gems books as they negotiate a relationship while solving crimes in Bangkok, Rome, Tokyo, and Istanbul.

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Une aventure sans lendemain

Partenariats improbables | Tome 1

Partenariats improbables, tome 1

L’inspecteur Douglas Heavy Runner, après quelques années de liberté sexuelle à Miami, a dû retourner dans son Montana natal, dans la réserve indienne de Salish-Kootenai. Il est depuis deux ans adjoint du shérif d’Elkin, petite ville conservatrice et étroite d’esprit.

Doug se console de la vacuité de son existence en s’évadant, de temps à autre, dans une ville voisine pour de brèves aventures. Un soir, il rencontre dans un bar Christopher Hayes, inspecteur de San Diego, avec lequel il a une aventure passionnée.

Christopher est venu au Montana pour régler la succession de son frère aîné, qu’il n’a pas revu depuis vingt ans, après l’avoir fui dans des circonstances tragiques. En arrivant à Elkin, il est agréablement surpris d’y retrouver son amant du weekend. 

Christopher découvre vite que le suicide de son frère a des ramifications inattendues. Pour commencer, un incendie criminel détruit, le jour de son arrivée, la maison dont il vient d’hériter, une coïncidence qui les rend suspects, Doug et lui, aux yeux du FBI. 

Au cours de leur enquête, Christopher et Doug tombent sur la piste d’un serial-killer pédophile, un homme prêt à tout pour empêcher sa dernière victime de témoigner. Les incidents s’accumulent, Doug se retrouve à l’hôpital et Christopher à la merci du tueur… 

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Winchester Crown Court, October 2035: Richard Shaw leaves, a free man.

Grief-stricken and angry, Lucas Green is hell-bent on revenge against Richard Shaw, who killed his sister. Lucas has heard of a man who can help—the handsome and urbane owner of a boutique sex shop with a head for planning crimes. But Dante Okoro has a past he’s desperate to keep buried. Though Lucas piques his interest in more ways than one, Dante turns him away. Still, he wonders if he made the right decision….

An unexpected death brings Dante and Lucas together once more. This time they can’t ignore the chemistry between them. But courting a lover with lies is a dangerous game. Dante has been spying on Lucas, convinced he has plans to kill Shaw. Lucas has been spying on Shaw, waiting for the right moment to strike. If Dante admits his suspicions to Lucas, he’ll surely lose him. If he doesn’t, Lucas might do something reckless—and end up losing everything.

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Life in the big city wasn’t what Mackenzie "Mack" Redford expected, and now he’s come home to Hartwick County, South Dakota, to serve as sheriff.

Brantley Calderone is looking for a new life. After leaving New York and buying a ranch, he’s settling in and getting used to living at a different pace—until he finds a dead woman on his porch and himself the prime suspect in her murder.

Mack and Brantley quickly realize several things: someone is trying to frame Brantley; he is no longer safe alone on his ranch; and there’s a definite attraction developing between them, one that only increases when Mack offers to let Brantley stay in his home. But as their romance escalates, so does the killer. They’ll have to stay one step ahead and figure out who wants Brantley dead before it’s too late. Only then can they start the life they’re both seeking—together.

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Order in the Court

The Survivor's Club

A Harmony Ink Press Title

Sequel to Out of Order

A Survivor's Club Novel

 

Corey Nguyen watched her three best friends fall victim to a killer, but it’s becoming clear her ordeal won’t end there. While trying to be a college student, have some kind of social life, and just be normal again, she learns the murderer is demanding a trial. He claims he’s innocent and was forced into confessing—which means Corey will have to testify to what she saw.

The idea of facing the killer in court worsens Corey’s anxiety and forces her to relive the horrifying events of that night. And just when she thinks things can’t get worse, she realizes her mother and the prosecuting attorney are probably more than friends. All Corey wants is to put the tragedy behind her, but it’s clear the end is not yet in sight.

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Bewaffnet & Gefährlich

Ty & Zane (Deutsch) | Buch 5

Fortsetzung zu Teile & Herrsche

Buch 5 in der Serie - Ty & Zane

Nach dem heimlichen Verschwinden seines unberechenbaren Partners alleine in Baltimore zurückgeblieben, lässt Special Agent Zane Garrett seinen Frust an allem aus, was ihm über den Weg läuft – bis er als Unterstützung für einen Undercover-Agenten nach Chicago befohlen wird. Dort angekommen findet er sich jedoch Auge in Auge mit seinem auf Abwege geratenen Partner wieder, Special Agent Ty Grady. Sie müssen mit der Ungewissheit fertig werden, die immer noch zwischen ihnen steht, während sie zugleich daran arbeiten, ihre Zielperson aufzuspüren, einen ehemaligen Berufskiller und CIA-Auftragsmörder namens Julian Cross. 

Ty, einstiger Marine und jetziger FBI-Spitzenagent, hat einen Hang zur Unberechenbarkeit – ein Charakterzug, für den Zane sich verbürgen kann. Zane ist ein Mann, der früher nur für seinen Beruf gelebt, aber inzwischen erkannt hat, dass seine schmerzliche Vergangenheit nicht seine Zukunft zu überschatten braucht. Sie sind Partner, Freunde, ein Liebespaar und das Einsatzteam, auf das immer Verlass ist, wenn es um ungewöhnliche Fälle geht. Mit Cross und seinem harmlosen Lebensgefährten Cameron Jacobs im Schlepptau müssen Ty und Zane auf ihrer Querfeldein-Reise eine Reihe von Hindernissen bewältigen, darunter Leibesvisitationen durch die Flugsicherungsbehörde, Blizzards, ihre unkooperativen Gefangenen, Killerteams der CIA, einen gravierenden Mangel an Schlaf und Koffein, und einander. Ty und Zane sind fest entschlossen, Julian Cross wohlbehalten nach Washington, DC zu schaffen, aber allmählich sieht es so aus, als könnte dieser Einsatz ihr letzter werden.

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Fish Out of Water

Fish Out of Water | Book One

Fish Out of Water: Book One

PI Jackson Rivers grew up on the mean streets of Del Paso Heights—and he doesn’t trust cops, even though he was one. When the man he thinks of as his brother is accused of killing a police officer in an obviously doctored crime, Jackson will move heaven and earth to keep Kaden and his family safe. 

Defense attorney Ellery Cramer grew up with the proverbial silver spoon in his mouth, but that hasn’t stopped him from crushing on street-smart, swaggering Jackson Rivers for the past six years. But when Jackson asks for his help defending Kaden Cameron, Ellery is out of his depth—and not just with guarded, prickly Jackson. Kaden wasn’t just framed, he was framed by crooked cops, and the conspiracy goes higher than Ellery dares reach—and deep into Jackson’s troubled past.

Both men are soon enmeshed in the mystery of who killed the cop in the minimart, and engaged in a race against time to clear Kaden’s name. But when the mystery is solved and the bullets stop flying, they’ll have to deal with their personal complications… and an attraction that’s spiraled out of control.

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Time Lost

Out of Time

An Out of Time Novel

What began with a dead intruder and a missing scientist quickly becomes the most perplexing case of Detective Inspector Jacob Ofori’s career. Nothing about it makes sense, from the incredibly advanced technology found on the intruder to the scientist’s mysterious workplace, the Temporal Research Institute. Jacob’s gut tells him the TRI is hiding something, and the questions keep piling up: Who would abduct Sanders? What is the strange gate in his basement laboratory? How does it connect to similar gates in the TRI?

TRI engineer Kit Rafferty only wanted one night with the sexy older policeman, but Kit’s mouth tends to run away with him when he gets excited, and nothing gets him more excited than cutting-edge tech—like the intruder’s cybernetic eye. Suddenly Kit is pulled into the investigation—and into a relationship that could jeopardize both of their lives. Kit hates lying to Jacob, but he cannot reveal what really goes on at the TRI—time travel. Faced with time-jumping criminals but unable to share that knowledge with Jacob, Kit turns to a man who knows time travel firsthand: Janos Nagy.

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A Harmony Ink Press Title

After Cal escapes a deranged kidnapper who tortured him, he doesn’t even have the clothes on his back. Desperate and afraid, he breaks into a convenience store. But Jake, a clerk at the store, confronts what to him is little more than a petty thief. After a violent tussle, he knocks Cal out.

Jake encourages his Uncle Gary, the owner of the store, to report Cal to the police, but Gary can’t bring himself to report a kid who was just looking to steal food. When Cal wakes, Gary asks him if he’s okay. But Cal’s trauma has left him mute. Instead, he has to write his experiences down, relaying the horrifying events that led him to the store. The police track down the sick man who held Cal captive, and when he confronts them with a gun, he’s shot dead. However, Cal discovers that even with his captor gone, he is far from free of the nightmare he endured.

Gary and his wife welcome Cal into their home, determined to help him heal. Jake doesn’t trust Cal, and he isn’t afraid to say so. But buried beneath Jake’s disapproval might be the person who can help Cal recover from the terrifying experience that continues to haunt him.

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Sinner's Gin (Français)

Sinners (Français) | Tome 1

Série Sinners, tome 1

Il y a un homme mort dans la Pontiac GTO Vintage de Miki St John et ce dernier n’a aucune idée de la manière dont il a pu arriver là.

Après avoir survécu au tragique accident qui a tué son meilleur ami et les autres membres de leur groupe Sinner’s Gin, tout ce que Miki veut, c’est se cacher du monde dans l’entrepôt rénové qu’il a acheté avant leur dernière tournée. Mais quand l’homme qui l’a agressé sexuellement dans son enfance est tué, et que son corps est retrouvé dans sa voiture, il redoute que la mort n’en ait pas encore fini avec lui.

Kane Morgan, un inspecteur de la police départementale de San Francisco qui loue un atelier à la coopérative d’art à côté, suspecte tout d’abord Miki d’être impliqué dans l’assassinat, mais il se rend vite compte que ce dernier est autant une victime que l’homme écorché vif à l’intérieur de la GTO. Alors que le nombre de corps imputable à l’assassin augmente, l’attirance entre Miki et Kane s’enflamme. Aucun d’eux ne sait si une relation entre eux a la moindre chance de réussir, mais en dépit des traumatismes émotionnels de Miki, Kane est déterminé à lui apprendre à aimer et à être aimé… à condition, bien sûr, que Kane puisse attraper le tueur avant que Miki ne devienne sa prochaine victime.

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Mit ganzem Herzen

Hope Cove (Deutsch) | Buch 2

Buch 2 in der Serie - Hope Cove

Officer Declan Grant wird zu einem Einsatz am Pier von Hope Coves gerufen. Dort findet er Lucas Hale vor, der zusammengeschlagen von einem Fischerboot geworfen wurde und kaum noch am Leben ist. Das brutale Verbrechen erschüttert die friedliche Gemeinde, in der jeder jeden kennt und die Türen meistens unverschlossen sind. Obwohl Declan noch nicht lange in Hope Cove wohnt, möchte er für immer hier bleiben und nichts würde er lieber tun, als Lucas zu beschützen. Freiwillig beginnt er, sich nach dessen Entlassung aus dem Krankenhaus um Lucas zu kümmern.

Lucas will einfach nur die ganze Sache hinter sich lassen und nach vorne schauen. Je besser er Declan jedoch kennenlernt, desto schwerer fällt es ihm, Abstand zu dem Mann mit dem ausgeprägten Gerechtigkeitssinn zu halten. Die Untersuchung des Falls dauert an und Declan steht bald vor einem moralischen Dilemma. Er muss eine Wahl treffen, die sein geordnetes Leben durcheinanderwirbeln könnte und ihn zwingt, sich zwischen Lucas und dem Gesetz zu entscheiden.

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Vero o falso

Storie di Toronto | Libro 2

Seguito di Dentro o fuori

Storie di Toronto, Libro 2

Il detective Ivan Bekker sta toccando il fondo. Non solo deve ancora riprendersi dalla rottura col fidanzato fedifrago, ma è stato anche coinvolto in una brutta retata durante la quale ha dovuto uccidere un uomo, e il suo migliore amico ora lotta fra la vita e la morte. Pur essendo sotto indagine per il ruolo giocato nella sparatoria, il suo capo lo spedisce in una missione ufficiosa sotto copertura che dovrebbe aiutarli a risolvere il caso. Il tempismo è fondamentale: solo intervenendo subito hanno qualche speranza di stanare la talpa che si nasconde al dipartimento.

Privato del sostegno dei colleghi e della propria lucidità, Ivan si ritrova a recitare la parte di un divorziato per avvicinare Parker Wakefield, il ragazzo che gli affitta una stanza. Peccato che Parker – il dolce, ingenuo Parker – non abbia tanto l’aria di un criminale, specie non uno coinvolto nello spaccio di droga per conto della mafia russa. Ivan finisce così per abbassare la guardia; sa che quello che prova non è professionale, ma non riesce a resistere a Parker.

Per questo, quando si imbatte nelle prove che il giovane è coinvolto in un’operazione illecita, deve fare una scelta: proteggere il loro rapporto, a prescindere dalle conseguenze, o salvare la propria carriera e mandare dietro le sbarre l’uomo che ama.

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Cosmic Inception

Saving Caeorleia | Book Three

Saving Caeorleia: Book Three

Their journey will span the universe and back, but there’s no guarantee they’ll make it together.

Though Nick and Fieo are drawn to each other, their relationship has never been easy. Their differences go beyond their races, but they’ve managed to work together to prevent the spread of corruption, growing closer along the way. Nick still battles the effects of years of loneliness, fear, and pain but surprises everyone when he refuses to stay behind when Fieo is sent on a vital mission to find the Collectors. Fieo objects, but there’s no stopping Nick when he sets his mind to something. Over the course of their mission, it becomes clear Nick is more than anyone ever imagined, but the mystery of his past threatens to derail his future.

The search for the truth will take Fieo and Nick far from Caeorleia, to worlds both familiar and completely alien, and put stress on their already tenuous relationship. It’s a journey that will either tear them apart or finally bring them together.

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Kaden Pace, a soldier injured while on a mission, hides the extent of his damage by wearing his high-tech armor, desperate to prove his worth to his administrators and make himself useful in order to hold on to his independence. But during a simple assignment to escort two cadets across the country to retrieve the armor of a dead warrior, things start to fall apart.

They meet Shun, a young man with a secret, who steals the armor they were supposed to recover. Chasing Shun brings them to an abandoned town, where they encounter even more trouble. Stranded in the deserted city, Kaden finds himself relying more and more on Shun, the person he’d come to capture, while fighting off an invasion from the neighboring country.

But even when he returns to camp, Kaden’s problems are not over. Now he has to find a way to save Shun, whom he’s growing to care for, and keep his team alive as they make one last-ditch attempt to get back the armor Shun stole. Armor that is now in enemy hands, on an island in the middle of the sea, at Ground Zero where it all began.

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Enjoy J.S. Cook’s best mysteries, with a side of lust and romance, in this collection. In But Not for Me, gangster boss Nino Moretti rescues beautiful mob accountant Stanley Zadwadzki from a rival, but the consequences may cost them any chance at a relationship. In A Little Night Murder, insurance investigator Frank Boyle may have escaped from danger once with help from detective Sam Lipinski, but a new investigation is turning up trouble once again. In Come to Dust, Inspector Philemon Raft is set adrift among the deceitful ton of turn-of-the-century London, trying to locate the kidnapped Miriam Dewberry. In The Lovely Beast, Jacob van Willingen is on a mission to exterminate the evil Caleb Donnithorn, but things aren’t quite what they seem to be at this Romanian castle. In Skid Row Serenade, novelist and war hero Tony Leonard visits his estranged wife only to find her beaten to death. On the run, he decides to fake his own death, with a little help from private investigator Edwin Malloy.

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Smoke & Mirrors

THIRDS | Book Seven

Sequel to Catch a Tiger by the Tail

THIRDS: Book Seven

Life for Dexter J. Daley has never been easy, but he’s always found a way to pick himself back up with a smile on his face. Taken from his home and the arms of Sloane Brodie, his boyfriend and THIRDS partner, Dex finds himself in a situation as mysterious and lethal as the Therian interrogating him. Dex learns what he’s secretly believed all along: his parents’ death wasn’t an accident.

Discovering the whole truth about John and Gina Daley’s homicide sets off a series of events that will change Dex and Sloane’s life forever. As buried secrets rise to the surface and new truths are revealed, Dex and Sloane’s love for each other is put to the test, with more than their relationship on the line. If traversing the waters of murder and secret government agencies wasn’t enough, something inexplicable has been happening to Dex—and nothing will ever be the same.

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Cat-sitting is a dangerous business.

Cameron Sherwood turned his back on law enforcement the night his investigation led to the death of an innocent gay man. Now Cam spends his time running a business that caters to his favorite animal, cats. But when Cam stumbles upon the body of a friend while feeding her feline, he can’t walk away. Dealing with a sexy yet stubborn sheriff, a matchmaking sister, and a terrifying blind date, Cam must somehow track down a killer, all while keeping the cats around him fed with his gourmet cat treats.

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Sparkles

What Ever Happened to Jan Phillips?

A Jan Phillips Story

A life cut short; unsolved robberies plaguing Philadelphia’s Jeweler’s Row; a cryptic message scrawled on a paper napkin; a Romanov prince; a young man held captive in Iran; a terrorist cell bent on revenge; and an opera company due to mount a rarely performed production of Handel’s Alexander’s Feast. What do these have to do with Jan Phillips?

One plunges Jan into a prolonged sadness. One leads him on a race to prevent a nuclear disaster. One offers Jan the promise of renewed love. One leads him to reluctantly wield his power as a Mundus master. One is bent on shattering thousands of lives beyond repair, while one unknowingly holds the key to the mystery that has baffled Philadelphia’s finest. Follow Jan as he untangles this Gordian knot that will alter his life in a way he never thought possible.

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