Kate’s back in the Park

Less Than a Treason Book Cover Less Than a Treason
Kate Shugak #21
Dana Stabenow
female sleuths, mystery, crime fiction
Head of Zeus
May 6, 2017
320

Two thousand people go missing in Alaska every year. They vanish in the middle of mountain footraces, on fishing boats in the Bering Sea, on small planes in the Bush. Now a geologist known for going walkabout with his rock hammer has disappeared from the Suulutaq Mine in the Park. Was it deliberate? An accident? Foul play? Native Aleut Private Investigator Kate Shugak may be the only person who can find out. But for the fact that Kate, too, is now among the missing...

 

Kate returns after her  – and Mutt’s – shooting to her role as a PI and meanwhile Jim Chopin has inherited a substantial sum from his father and left the Mounties. He has settled in Kate’s homestead and built himself an airstrip and hangar and buys a nice plane too.

Really on form.

 

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Alaska trials

Less Than a Treason Book Cover Less Than a Treason
Kate Shugak
Dana Stabenow
female sleuths, mystery, crime fiction
Head of Zeus
January 11, 2018
320

Two thousand people go missing in Alaska every year. They vanish in the middle of mountain footraces, on fishing boats in the Bering Sea, on small planes in the Bush. Now a geologist known for going walkabout with his rock hammer has disappeared from the Suulutaq Mine in the Park. Was it deliberate? An accident? Foul play? Native Aleut Private Investigator Kate Shugak may be the only person who can find out. But for the fact that Kate, too, is now among the missing...

 

Kate returns after her  – and Mutt’s – shooting to her role as a PI and meanwhile Jim Chopin has inherited a substantial sum from his father and left the Mounties. He has settled in Kate’s homestead and built himself an airstrip and hangar and buys a nice plane too.

Really on form.

 

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Ooh, a six-pack

Latvis Security Services Book Cover Latvis Security Services
romance, contemporary, women's fiction, military, mystery, suspense
Kindle

Enjoy 5 military romance books in this discounted bundle.
Currently FREE with the Kindle Unlimited Program or $0.99.
All full length books. No cliffies!

ROUGH RIDER
Rebecca Jones grew up working in travelling carnivals. She likes the work, the freedom, and the sense of family that the carnival workers provide, especially since she’s become a single mother. Recently, however, she’s grown concerned for the safety of her daughter. They’ve gone to numerous towns now, but each time they set up shop she sees the same man. And each time he seems fixated on her daughter. Independent and direct, Rebecca tries to handle it on her own, but she can never seem to corner the man and no one else notices him. When she spots him trying to lure her daughter away she contacts Latvis Security Services for help.

MODEL EXPERIMENT
Andrea Chin is a fashion designer who, despite her small size, attracts a lot of attention, sometimes from all the wrong people. When one man crosses the line and begins stalking her and her models, she needs the help of Mads Latvis’ detective agency. Mads assigns her a bodyguard in the form of Dwayne Kingston, a big, burly, and boyish army veteran with a surprising amount of charm.

HIDDEN LIAISONS
After dozens of letters between them, genius scientist Baroness Natalie Vladimirovich finally gets to meet American private detective, Jai. The only problem is, Natalie doesn’t actually want to meet Jai in the flesh. She prefers to keep men at a distance—a decent letter writing distance, for instance. But then Natalie’s cousin Mads, Jai’s boss, drags almost his entire detective agency overseas in order to protect his relative from a deranged stalker. So now Natalie’s castle home has been invaded, thoroughly disrupting her experiments. Worse yet, her mind has also been invaded … and her heart.

HOPE & HYPOTHERMIA
Gwen Dahl towers over men not only in physical size but also in strength. When Jamie Hardy shows up in her small town, Gwen is shocked that he’s immediately and obviously interested in her. From Jamie’s perspective, he can’t understand why Gwen doesn’t see what he instantly sees in her. When Gwen’s brother Gawain is trapped outdoors in a life-threatening storm, Jamie gets to see Gwen’s real strength in action as together they race to save Gawain. But can he get Gwen to put aside past hurts and trust him with her heart as much as she is trusting him with her life?

HOME
Mads Latvis has sacrificed a lot in his life, to take care of the people he loves most. Over the years, he’s helped every person he’s been able to, in order to somehow atone for not helping the people who mattered most—his parents, who were stolen from him as a young child. But in his quest for revenge, Mads has becoming increasingly obsessive and lost, attempting to push away those now closest to him. Willow Millier is willing to go in order to keep the man she loves safe from all harm even if she has to stand between Mads and all his enemies, within and without, past and present, in order to bring him home again.

So the Carnival comes to town, with a trick horse rider, rides, and clown shows, and a creepy child stalker.

There are very different characterisations of the PIs/Bodyguards that makes these 5 books an interesting read. Her style is easy and flowing, and the stories move along with romances for all of course.

#1. Darren is a reclusive person and his client is Rebecca who is a trick horse rider with the Carnival, and who also has a daughter who is being stalked.

This story shows how they connect and how Darren shows off his own rodeo skills and acquires a daughter, who he teaches to dismantle and re-assemble a motor-bike.

#2. The irrepressible Dwayne, hulk and jokester falls for a dress designer Andrea and shows off his muscles. One of his favourite things to do is to sling Andrea over his shoulder and carry her around. And she loves it!

#3. Jai the ex-army doctor meets his pen-pal Natalie, who turns out to be not only brilliant but awkward and also, rather unexpectedly, Mad’s cousin, with whom he was very close growing up. And not only does it turn out that Mads is a Count, who speaks 8 languages – at least – but he also has a Scottish castle, is a psychiatrist, and a romantic matchmaker.

#4. Jamie, the model lookalike is the last of Mads’ employees to find his match and he falls for an ex-army girl who is taller and heavier than him – and really the complete opposite of his erstwhile fiancée – and turns out to be great fan of camping.

#5. Alongside all the other romances runs the one of Mads and Willow the florist who has the shop downstairs.

Willow it seems, had a very difficult past life. She was a wayward teenager and spent some time n a cult with a charming and manipulative leader – now in prison. This leader send her regular mail which leads to Willow and Mads spending significant time together for their attraction to be acted upon. Note – this story is sexually explicit and features some fetishes.

Each novel features a reason for the agency run by Mads to undertake protection work alongside the romance stories.

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Don’t go to exotic islands on honeymoon!

The Honeymoon Book Cover The Honeymoon
Tina Seskis
psychological, mystery, thriller, literary fiction
Michael Joseph
March 23, 2017
496

"For as long as she can remember, Jemma has been planning the perfect honeymoon. A fortnight's retreat to a five-star resort in the Maldives, complete with luxury villas, personal butlers and absolute privacy. It should be paradise, but it's turned into a nightmare. Because the man Jemma married a week ago has just disappeared from the island without a trace. And now her perfect new life is vanishing just as quickly before her eyes. After everything they've been through together, how can this be happening? Is there anyone on the island that Jemma can trust? And above all - where has her husband gone?"

This starts as an almost traditional and well-worn story of a honeymoon couple on an exotic island where one goes missing.

So we think we know where the story is going. There are 2 scenarios: 1. He has deliberately left in the ‘missing drowned’ and walked away staged death; or 2. She has killed him and his body has got washed away and may never be found – shark eaten etc etc.

Except. That as the story develops it seems that what we thought we first knew, was not correct at all. The various characters tell lies – sometimes of omission and sometimes deliberately.

And whilst I’m definitely not going give you a spoiler, I am going to say this, you will never, ever, guess what really happened!

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And your name is a mythical creature?

Dragon Security Book Cover Dragon Security
Dragon Security
Glenna Sinclair
Crime, Thriller & Mystery,
Kindle

BOOK 1
I went to his sister because that’s what he told me to do. But when his brother, Cole, accused me of being a gold digger, I knew I couldn’t trust them. I didn’t realize she would send Cole to watch over me. Or that he would carry me out of my trailer when he saw how bad it really was. Who was he to tell me where I could live or how I managed my own business? I mean, he might be my kid’s uncle, but I’d been on my own for a long time. I didn’t need his help. And I really didn’t need the confusion that rushed through me whenever he stood too close.

BOOK 2
I do the best I can. I have to make a living, right? And this industry…it pays very well. And when you’re on the streets with a kid to take care of, you do what you have to do. But I took pains to hide my face in the movies I acted in. For seven years, I’d kept my identity anonymous. But someone figured it out and now I have this big, silent man following me around, demanding I do everything he says.

BOOK 3
I didn’t want him in my life, didn’t want him anywhere near me, but on the worst day of my life he comes walking down the street, a gun in his hand, and throws me over his shoulder like some sort of Neanderthal taking possession of what was his. But I wasn’t his anymore. That ended when I caught him kissing my sister in one of the most romantic cities in the world. My sister, who’d just been killed saying his name. How did I know he didn’t kill her? How did I know that he didn’t intend to kill me?

BOOK 4
I’m a nurse. I help people. I’ve done it all my life, even before I embraced my profession. So when I heard Blake Zimmerman explaining how he and his wife were desperate to have a baby, I couldn’t help but offer myself. I’d never thought about being a surrogate before, but I wanted to help and it wasn’t like I had any romantic prospects at that moment. Hell, I hadn’t had romantic prospects in a long time. And Blake…he was over the moon at the suggestion. So was his wife, Annie. But then, almost the moment we signed the contract, someone tried to run me down.

BOOK 5
We fought like cats and dogs. He made fun of my mode of dress and I…well, I usually just blushed and hit his arm, telling him to shut up. But I hated it, hated feeling like I was in high school again. So when Megan, my best friend and my boss, told me that we were to go on an undercover operation together, pretend to be a young, married couple, I thought she was insane. Or trying to play match maker.

BOOK 6
Megan's story. That's all I'm saying 😉

No this is NOT a book about shifters – not at all… just ex-SEALS, ex-cops, ex-marines and allover ‘ripped’ human males, now all being presided over by a female ex-marine who owns the company.

This is a series of 6 shortish novels each of which features one of the members of the firm and their romances, but with an underlying story running through of investigating just how Peter died. Peter, being the brother of the female CEO. The FBI/CIA and Police all get involved, and it becomes a complicated plot which has apparently many different solutions – until finally the true one is discovered in the final book.

There is a lot of detective work, spying, suspense, some terrorists, murders plus steamy romances.

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