Finley Knight, ex-cop turned private investigator, lives a lonely, solitary life. She uses her downtime to reflect on the past and wonders what could have been.Detective Dee Woodard transferred to Corpus Christi nine years ago to put distance between herself and her ex... an ex she was still in love with. A murder investigation leads her to Moonlight Avenue and Finley Knight.Rylee Moore left the windy plains of Amarillo in her rearview mirror, hoping to start over in this city by the bay, only to find employment hard to come by. Finley Knight wasn't hiring either, but Rylee's begging and pleading—and not taking "no" for an answer—finally lands her a job. Not as an apprentice, as she wanted, but as the lone employee at Moonlight Avenue Investigations—receptionist.When another murder hits close to home, Finn ignores the police directive to stay out of it and goes on a search for the killer... reluctantly taking Rylee along for the ride.After a...
When Laura Fry returns to her childhood home to care for her mother, she hopes the writer's block that has swallowed her writing career will disappear. She doesn't plan on turning into a "yard girl," but her mother's long neglected lawn beckons her to return it to the lush and colorful display it had been before her mother's accident. Laura also doesn't plan on making friends with the "nympho lesbian" next door—but she finds it impossible not to watch the parade of playmates that show up at her neighbor's pool.Cassidy Anderson likes pool parties and female company. And while the pool remains the same, the female company changes nearly every weekend. As her mid-forties approach at an alarming speed, she's still searching for the love of her life. When she finds herself seeking out the company of the cute tomboy next door, Cassidy starts to think that maybe she's been looking in all the wrong places. Could it possibly be the neighbor who holds the key to her heart?
Danielle Stevens is Hollywood's "next big thing" in a long line of next big things. When she goes to Dallas to prepare for a role—shadowing Detective Harper Jeremiah—she's not only running from her fame... she's also running from a stalker.Harper Jeremiah wouldn't recognize a Hollywood actress even if she bumped into one on the street. The last thing she wants to do is to get pulled from her current case to have an actress follow her around. But the perceived babysitting gig quickly turns into a protection detail as the threats against Dani escalate.The two women form a bond as secrets are shared, trust builds, and the stalker turns into a hunter. As the stalker's pursuit becomes relentless, Harper becomes even more determined than ever to protect Dani at any cost. But could that unwavering conviction get them both killed?
"Judy Kerr may be the new mystery kid on
the block, but Black Friday is a crime novel you won't want to miss. This
engaging debut will not only have you guessing as you move deeper into the
story, but perfectly sets up the next in the series. Highly recommended!" —MWA
Grandmaster Ellen Hart, author of the Jane Lawless series.
US Postal Inspector MC McCall has it all: a
loving and supportive life partner, a nice home in St. Paul, and the job of her
When she is assigned to a newsworthy joint task
force headed by the FBI, she's excited to investigate a Ponzi scheme. MC is
dedicated, smart, tenacious, and all seems to be going well for her until their
critically important whistleblower goes missing, and MC and her work partner
are unable to locate him. Two deaths follow and MC's professional world starts
to tilt. When her personal life implodes, things topple altogether. Suddenly MC
is drowning in the depths of darkness.
Will she be able to keep her head above water
in both her personal life and at work? Or will she be destroyed by corruption
and dark deeds surrounding her?
Workaholic Erin Ryder was on the fast track to self-destruction. Reeling after her lover walked out on her, she turned to booze and caffeine to make it through each day. After a family intervention, she finds herself on a remote ranch in New Mexico—on womyn’s land—to detox and heal. No cell service, no Internet—she’s convinced she won’t last three days, much less for the three-month sentence her father has mandated. Running from the chaos that had become her life, Melanie West moved to Eagle Bluff Ranch seven years ago. By far the youngest there, she embraced the compassionate, peaceful life that the elders espoused. Living off what her garden produced, her chickens and goats became her friends and confidants. Exposure to the outside world was limited to the handful of guests who stayed a few days at the ranch each year. This summer would be different. Melanie found herself hosting a young woman for three months. A young woman who wanted to be anywhere but there. As the days and weeks passed, their animosity turned to friendship as they helped the other heal from their past failures. Erin soon found herself loving life on Mel’s little farm. Loving life and loving Mel. Saying goodbye would be the hardest thing she had to do—saying goodbye to Mel…or saying goodbye to her previous life.
Special Agent Luce Hansen’s Thanksgiving vacation with her new lover, forensic pathologist Harper Bennett, is cut short when she’s tasked with recapturing Deadeye, a vicious serial predator who has escaped custody. The timing couldn’t be worse, especially when Bennett seems to be struggling with the realities of Hansen’s work and questioning whether she’s willing to risk building a life with a woman who puts work first, even when the job puts her in the line of fire.
Hansen can’t put aside the chase even with her relationship on shaky ground. On the anniversary of Deadeye’s first kill, two brothers are shot while jogging along a quiet country road. Before Deadeye can claim another victim, Hansen and her team must track a killer who has proven to be an expert at hiding in plain sight. The stakes, both professional and personal, get even higher when Hansen is cut off from her team in rural Ohio and must fight for her very survival. As Bennett frantically searches for clues to Hansen’s disappearance, Deadeye’s hunt draws ever closer to home.
The dry, wide plains of the high desert are a mirror to the barren places in Jean McAllister's heart. With a new home in southern Colorado, and an ideal job as a Deputy County Attorney, she hopes to overcome a painful past.Jean meets the dedicated yet charming Sheriff Lea Hawkins when she defends the Sheriff's Office in a lawsuit. Just as Jean begins to wonder if love can thrive in the desert, the murder of a colleague shatters her cautious happiness and casts doubt over everyone, including Lea.Caught between a scorched past and the dangerous heat that Lea awakens, can Jean find the truth and save their chance for a future together?
Susan Sterling wanted nothing more than to escape her life...and her marriage. The family's secluded cabin in Kings Canyon National Park seemed the only place for her to find peace. But it took Shawn Weber coming into her life for her to find the courage to make changes. The budding friendship between the two women strengthens into an intense emotional bond, a bond that soon eclipses friendship.Despite pressure from her family to reconcile with her husband, Susan can't deny the feelings that Shawn stirs in her. Susan finds she's willing to forsake her entire family for a chance at love with Shawn.
One mistake leads to a year of exile... Used to the busy playground of Winter Park, police chief Reese Daniels is shipped off to sleepy Lake City, Colorado. She takes the job of sheriff seriously, but makes it clear to one and all: this year is just a blip in her life. When it's done, she's gone. Forest Ranger M. Z. Morgan has lived in Lake City long enough to be considered a local. The pace, the quiet and the many friends make life there well worth the lack of dating material. A girlfriend would still be nice, and the new sheriff is easy on the eyes. It's entirely natural for Morgan and Reese to be friendly, but Reese's repeated reminders that she's not sticking around make it impossible for anything more between them. That is, until they strike a no strings bargain. Some guaranteed exchange of heat as the long winter sets in seems just what they need to pass the time. So what if it's the best sex they've ever had? It's still only temporary. They won't mistake sex for more, even if it only gets better—month after month. After month. No Strings—it seemed like a good idea at the time. Golden Crown Literary Award winner Gerri Hill weaves a sensuous, sizzling story against the spectacular backdrop of a year in the high country.
Jennifer Kincaid, on her way to a writer's workshop in the Colorado mountain town of Lake City, gets lost and is stranded by an avalanche. Catherine Ryan Barrett, running from fame and fortune of her family name, wants nothing more to spend the winter alone and sequestered in her high mountain cabin. She is not prepared for a party crasher. After spending two months together, they form an unlikely friendship that deepens even further. But after the spring thaw, Jen leaves and returns to her life in Santa Fe—and to the man who wants to marry her. All she knows of the woman who rescued her is her name...Ryan.
Private detective Robin Miller has retreated to a cabin in the Poconos to escape the pressures of her work and the recurring, increasingly graphic memories of a childhood trauma. A fight between Noreen and ex-lover Helen signals the first interruption to Robin's refuge in peaceful Telham Village. The next event is a suspicious death. Robin, dragged into an ever-widening homicide investigation, finds further complication when K.T. Bellflower returns to her life. K.T., passionate and exciting, is the woman who awakens in Robin dreams of a love she long ago renounced. Robin's homicide investigation leads her down dark trails of suspicion in this once peaceful community. One of those trails leads Robin to her closest friend and plunges her into battle with her own innermost demons. Her heart and very life on the line, Robin faces the ultimate challenge and everything is at risk. Under My Skin is the third book in the dynamic, Lambda Literary Award Winning series.
Cassie Parker has grown used to denying her sexuality. Her father, the Reverend Parker, has made that a necessity. When Cassie meets Luke Winston, she can no longer deny her attraction to women, or more accurately - to Luke. Cassies struggle with the feelings Luke has brought out in her is overshadowed by the unexpected visit from the Reverend Parker. Will Cassie choose life without family or life without love?
Kate Winters, author of the popular mystery series The Masters, finds herself in a bit of a predicament – she doesn't seem to be able to write any longer. So when her old friend and wealthy widow Brenda invites Kate to spend the summer in Coyote, New Mexico, Kate decides that a summer in Coyote might be just what she needs to clear her writer's block.Leaving behind the Dallas heat – and her girlfriend Robin – Kate retreats to the high mountain desert and soon finds herself surrounded by Brenda's eccentric friends and artists. But it's the local sheriff, Lee Foxx, who soon grabs her attention. It doesn't take long for Kate to discover that Lee has a penchant for dating the young tourists that flock to the river canyon each summer – and that Lee has no intention of ever settling down.Then an unexpected visit by Kate's girlfriend sends everyone scrambling. Torn between safety and desire, Kate has no idea which way to turn. And as for Lee — she...
The high-powered high life loses all its allure in the face of family tragedy. A return to the Gulf Coast life and a chance to reconnect and reclaim what really matters leads to unexpected passion and a final chance at true love in this tumultuous summer romance from best-selling author Gerri Hill!