Jagged Edge (The Arsenal Book 1)

Jagged Edge (The Arsenal Book 1) by [Carnes, Cara]Jagged Edge

 

Print Length: 269 pages / Format: eBook, Paperback

Publication Date: October 17, 2017 / ISBN: 9781976028953

Author: Cara Carnes / Series: The Arsenal


 

Mary “The Edge” Reynolds is the most sought-after back office operative around-the creative genius pulling the ultimate bad-asses out of impossible situations. She’s never failed on a mission, and she’s not about to fail on the most important mission ever-keeping her newly designed security system safe. Relying on others isn’t in her nature, but the newly formed Arsenal is her only hope for escape when she’s kidnapped.

She is the Edge.

The Edge never breaks.

Never quits.

Dylan Mason and his brothers have put everything on the line to form The Arsenal. When the paramilitary arena is rocked by Edge’s capture, he’ll do whatever it takes to get the fearless operative back, but his wary heart isn’t ready to handle the vulnerable woman buried beneath the hardened shell. Getting her back was simple. Keeping her and her “security system” HERA out of enemy hands is another story.

Together they must hunt down the faction behind her capture and subsequent torture to keep HERA from becoming an unstoppable terroristic threat. What they uncover could destroy them both.

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Wow…. Jagged Edge had everything that you would want in a romance; Thrill action, Suspense, and tons of romance.
Jagged Edge by Cara Carnes is the first book in her new series The Arsenal. The thrill ride you are taking on starts right for the first chapter when you see that Mary “Edge” Reynolds is held hostage, but soon rescued by the elite team named The Arsenal lead by nonother than Dylan Mason.
You would think that this was the same kind of trope, a woman being kidnapped, a man comes and saves her and they fall in love the end. However, Cara Carnes took it to a whole new level in Jagged Edge. Mary “Edge” Reynolds wasn’t your everyday kidnapped victim. She was part of an elite team herself on top of that she was the most sought-after back office operative around. In other words, Mary was a kickass woman who didn’t let anything come between her and getting justice.
What I loved about Jagged Edge was that even though Mary was set out to be this strong person who can take care of herself and other. The story held true, Mary is suffering from PTSD. But again, Carnes didn’t over embellish it, the seed was planted and that was all she needed for when Mary has episodes, you know it was because of the PTSD.
As the story later progress you the readers will learn that this may not be just about Edge, but something entirely.
Jagged Edge was one if many stories that I will certainly find myself reading over. and over, again this Fall.
So, if you’re a reader who likes high thrilling action with a strong leading lady, then add Jagged Edge to your list of book that you must read.

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Cara Carnes

Cara Carnes

Born in small-town Texas, Cara Carnes was a princess, a pirate, fashion model, actress, rock star and Jon Bon Jovi’s wife all before the age of 13. In reality, her fascination for enthralling worlds took seed somewhere amidst a somewhat dull day job and a wonderful life filled with family and friends. When she’s not cemented to her chair, Cara loves traveling, photography and reading.

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PREORDER BLITZ: In Too Deep: Station Seventeen Book 3

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In Too Deep: Station Seventeen Book 3 by [Kincaid, Kimberly]

Title: In Too Deep

Author: Kimberly Kincaid

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: October 17, 2017

Publisher: Kimberly Kincaid

Series: Station Seventeen

Format: Print & Digital

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As Station Seventeen’s rookie, Luke Slater knows his fire and EMS training will be both rigorous and risky, but he never imagined having to partner up with the one woman he wants to keep at arm’s length most of all. Quinn Copeland is as wide-open as Luke is reserved. He has no interest in letting the sweet and sexy paramedic rock his hard-earned control. But the need for composure becomes the need to survive when they find themselves in the crosshairs of a brutal gang leader on their first shift together.

Paramedic Quinn Copeland’s station mates aren’t just her friends. They’re her family. She’d do anything to keep them safe—including reluctantly trusting her impossible-to-read, impossibly gorgeous new partner with the one thing she holds close. As the passion between Luke and Quinn goes from a slow burn to a sizzle, their steps grow more and more dangerous, both in the fire house and out. Can they outwit a cold-blooded killer and face the fears that could cost them everything? Or are they in too deep?

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Shae moved her gaze over their surroundings in a methodical sweep, the eyes she’d squinted against the glare of the late-morning sunlight going round and wide as they landed on Quinn. “So,” she said, dropping her voice but not the ear-to-ear smile that told Luke nothing good was going to come from their now-private conversation. “About Quinn.”

“What about her?” Luke stared holes in the pick-off strap he’d pre-rigged before the drill, willing his fingers to steadily fasten the stupid thing to the main attachment point on Shae’s harness. Rope rescue. Safe transfer. Focus.

“You two have been spending some time together lately, huh?”

His stomach knotted before dropping toward his hips. “Quinn has been helping with my paramedic training,” he said, selecting his words with care. After a really hairy call had led the house to a gruesome arson/murder scene three months ago, Luke had been surprised to discover he had a fear of blood. But since he also wanted to help people as a first responder, he couldn’t let that fear—debilitating as it had been—stand in the way of him doing the job that would keep people safe.

So he’d done what he always did. He’d taken a step back to quietly attack the problem, devoting himself not only to the rest of his fire and rescue training, but to earning his certification as a paramedic at the same time. Yeah, the workload was intense, and no, balancing both didn’t leave him much time for luxuries outside of sleep or hot meals. He wasn’t exactly a stranger to balls-out hard work, though. In fact, he and hard work were more like what his seventeen-year-old sister Hayley would call “besties”. Not that Luke had any freaking clue what that might actually entail, since he never got past the handshake and Heisman stage with anyone.

That whole arm’s length thing? So not an overstatement.

At any rate, Luke had his sister and their grandmother, Momma Billie. He didn’t need a bunch of Lifetime Original moments to distract him from his goal. He’d attained his full qualifications as an EMT six weeks ago. Official paramedic status would be in his reach before the year was out, provided he could continue to keep his seemingly sudden-onset fear of blood at bay. He was well on his way to becoming a full-fledged firefighter, like he’d always wanted. Just as long as he could keep both his focus and his distance, he’d be fucking stellar.

Quinn looked up with a grin and a wave before heading back into the fire house, and Christ, did she really have to have a set of cutely sexy dimples he could see all the way from here?

“Helping you with your paramedic training,” Shae echoed, her quiet murmur tumbling him right back to the here and now of the side wall of the engine bay.

Luke concentrated on the equipment in his hands, the clink of the carabiners and the soft hiss of the nylon ropes as he continued with the rope transfer while he spoke. “Sure. She’s been giving me tips and tricks to remember different procedures, telling me the fastest ways to safely do workups. Stuff like that.”

“Ah.” Shae waited a beat while he clipped the backup carabiner for the line transfer into place. “You know, it wouldn’t be terrible if you liked her.”

“I do like her.” The words shoveled out of his mouth by default. He double-checked the carabiner. Adjusted the slack in his line. Mentally kicked himself square in the nuts. “She’s nice.”

Shae made a noise Momma Billie would have described as unladylike. “You know what I mean, Slater. Don’t be a dumbass.”

And that was the problem, right there. He was a dumbass. He didn’t just like Quinn in a casual friends, good co-workers, she’s-helping-me-with-my-training kind of way. Nope. He was attracted to her. From the minute he’d clapped eyes on Quinn on his very first day as a rookie, Luke had had this reckless desire to kiss her. To hook his fingers in that waterfall of blond waves spilling down her back, to part her lips with his tongue and taste her until he ran out of air.

And he didn’t want to stop at her mouth.


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Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy and sweet and hot and edgy romantic suspense. When she’s not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair known as “The Pleather Bomber”, she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to éclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. Kimberly is a USA Today best-selling author and a 2016 and 2015 RWA RITA® finalist and 2014 Bookseller’s Best nominee who lives (and writes!) by the mantra that food is love. Kimberly resides in Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.

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THE CASES OF LIEUTENANT DELONG – Book Tour & Giveaway

The Murder of Manny Grimes
The Cases of Lieutenant DeLong #1
By Angela Kay
Genre: Suspense, Thriller, Mystery
When three young boys stumble into Lieutenant Jim DeLong’s life one night
during a winter storm, they claim they’ve seen a dead body by the
swing sets of the Columbia County Elementary School. After he
investigates, DeLong sees no evidence, not even a body. But were the
boys telling the truth?

With the help of his oldest friend and mentor, former Naval investigator
Russ Calhoun, DeLong sets out to find whether Manny Grimes is alive
or dead. The further away he gets to the bottom of the mystery, the
closer he comes to realize that his own life is falling
apart.
Delving deeper into the murder of Manny Grimes, Lieutenant DeLong
begins to unravel, losing his sense of control, falling into old temptations he
spent years to overcome. Will he be able to move past his own demons
and untangle the web of lies before it’s too late?
Blood Runs Cold
The Cases of Lieutenant DeLong #2
A young woman has been murdered at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion and
Lieutenant Jim DeLong realizes at first sight this case will be the
most difficult one of his career. DeLong is immediately swept into
the memories of his childhood and dark secrets he’s longed to
forget.

The victim is his sister-in-law, and old thoughts he’s fought to delete
will be resurrected whether DeLong likes it or not. He and his
brother have been estranged by unhappy times in their youth. With no
clear motive, DeLong questions his ability to remain objective.
Equipped with a professional writing degree from Augusta State University,
Angela Kay is a southern lady who spends her days and nights dreaming
up new ways to solve dark murders of normal people.

Angela Kay was one of 23 across the United States to win a 2009 playwright
contest for her one-act entitled “Digging Deeper.” Because of
this, she was able to spend a week in Atlanta at the Horizon Theater
Company.
She lives in Augusta, Georgia with her crazy calico, Maggie.
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The Woman Who Couldn’t Scream: The Virtue Falls #4

The Woman Who Couldn't Scream: A Novel (The Virtue Falls Series Book 4) by [Dodd, Christina]Title: The Woman Who Couldn’t Scream

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Author: Christina Dodd

Series: Virtue Falls

Print Length: 352 Pages

Publication Date: September 5, 2017


Merida Falcon is a world-class beauty, a trophy wife who seems to have it all…except she has no voice.

For nine bitter years, Merida lived to serve her wealthy elderly husband, never leaving his side, always doing his bidding…

On his death, Merida vanishes…and reappears in Virtue Falls with a new name, a new look, and a plot to take revenge on the man who loved her, betrayed her and walked away, leaving her silent, abused and bound to an old man’s obsession.

But Merida faces challenges. Her school friend Kateri Kwinault is the newly elected sheriff of Virtue Falls. A chance meeting with her former lover intrigues him and brings him on the hunt for her, and meeting him face to face shakes her convictions. Will she have time to discover the truth about the events that occurred nine years ago? For someone in Virtue Falls is stalking women and slashing them…to death.

Danger closes in. Merida’s fears build. There’s no one to turn to…no one she dares to trust. And she has to wonder—who is the killer stalking? Is he trying to silence forever THE WOMAN WHO COULDN’T SCREAM?

If you get the chance to read The Woman Who Couldn’t Scream, then you’re in store for a real thrilling adventure. The plot was compelling, to say the least. This book reminded me of the earlier years of JD Robb’s In Death Series. And if you’re a fan of Robb’s In Death Series, then you know what I am talking about. Being that this is book #4 in the Virtue Falls series, I didn’t have any problem following along.

With enjoyable characters and several mysteries to be solved, The Woman Who couldn’t Scream is highly recommended for all readers who enjoy a good mystery suspense that will leave you guessing until the very last page.


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Go to Christina’s home page for her, “Books by Series and In Order,” page and her printable book list sorted by genre, series and in order. Join Christina’s mailing list for updates! http://christinadodd.com

Coming in 2017:
—Sept. 5 THE WOMAN WHO COULDN’T SCREAM: Virtue Falls Full-length Suspense #4 in hardcover and ebook

Christina’s Current Releases:
— THE WATCHER: A Virtue Falls Short Story starring Sheriff Kateri Kwinault
—BECAUSE I’M WATCHING: Virtue Falls Full-length Suspense #3 (2016 Amazon Best of Romance, #1 Amazon Romance of September, Kirkus starred review, Booklist starred review and Best of 2016, Library Journal starred review, RT Book Reviews Top Pick.) Readers’ Group Discussion Questions available on Christina Dodd’s website.
—A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT: Stories of Virtue Falls, a compilation of the previously published Virtue Falls short stories with new extras from the Virtue Falls books (deleted scenes, the alternate ending of OBSESSION FALLS, Readers’ Guides.)

New York Times bestseller Christina Dodd writes “Edge-of-the-seat suspense.” —(Iris Johansen) with “brilliantly etched characters, polished writing, and unexpected flashes of sharp humor that are pure Dodd.” (ALA Booklist) Follow Christina on Amazon to receive notices about her upcoming and new releases, and join her mailing list at christinadodd.com for entertaining newsletters, book news and contests. THE WOMAN WHO COULDN’T SCREAM (September 5) is next in the Virtue Falls series; RT Book Reviews calls it, “The Payoff Kateri Fans have been Waiting For,” (top pick) and ALA Booklist says, a “Sexy, compulsively readable tale of romantic suspense.” Her current thriller, BECAUSE I’M WATCHING, is an Amazon Best Book of 2016, a Booklist Best Book of 2016, and a Top Pick for RT Book Reviews, with a starred Kirkus review (“Another Virtue Falls winner!”) and a starred Library Journal review. Christina’s fifty+ novels have been translated into more than twenty-five languages, won the Golden Heart and RITA Awards, and been called the year’s best by Library Journal and Booklist. Much to her mother’s delight, Dodd has been a clue in the Los Angeles Times crossword puzzle. And let us not forget about the infamous three armed cover… You can find more information on her website, ChristinaDodd.com

 

Mackenzie’s Mountain (Mackenzie Family #1)

Mackenzie's Mountain by [Howard, Linda]Mackenzie’s Mountain

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Author: Linda Howard

Series: Mackenzie Family

Print Length: 375 Pages

Publication Date: March 1, 2016


SOMETIMES LIFE’S TOUGHEST LESSONS HAVE THE GENTLEST TEACHERS….
A small Wyoming town is about to learn a few lessons — from a new schoolteacher with the courage to win the heart of a man who swore he had nothing to give….

Mary Elizabeth Potter is a self-appointed spinster with no illusions about love. But she IS a good teacher — and she wants Wolf Mackenzie’s son back in school. And after one heated confrontation with the boy’s father, she knows father and son have changed her life forever.

Still paying for a crime he didn’t commit, Wolf Mackenzie has a chip on his shoulder the size of Wyoming. But prim-and-proper Mary Elizabeth Potter doesn’t see Wolf as the dangerous half-breed the town has branded him. Somehow she sees him as a good, decent, honest man. A man who could love….

Wolf’s not sure he — or the town of Ruth, Wyoming — is ready for the taming of Wolf Mackenzie.It has been awhile since I picked up a Linda Howard’s book. Actually, it has been several years or more. So, there is nothing like putting away the electronics and just grabbing a book. Yes, I don’t own this book on a Kindle, maybe I should for my couple has seen better days. But I digress, you’re looking for the review right.
Mackenzie Mountain is a page turner. With our heroine a teacher, who sees a bright future for Wolf Mackenzie’s son. But first, she must get Wolf’s son back into the class room.
Still paying for a crime he didn’t commit, Wolf Mackenzie resides on top of his mountain with his teenage son. Which didn’t bother him any; Until a prime and proper Mary Elizabeth Potter shows up on his door step. Then everything that he knows or come to know will be changed forever.
Once the town people of Ruth learns that Mary is teaching Wolf’s son Joe, someone in the town of Ruth doesn’t like it and decides to take things into their own hand to stop her.
Mackenzie Mountain was an excellent fun read from start to finish with a mystery to solve and romance to enjoy. This one is a keeper, so if you haven’t added this one to your list. Now is a good time to do so.

 

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Linda Howard

Biography

Linda Howard is the award-winning author of many New York Times bestsellers, including Up Close and Dangerous, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Cover of Night, Killing Time, To Die For, Kiss Me While I Sleep, Cry No More, and Dying to Please. She lives in Alabama with her husband and two golden retrievers.

HIS FAMILY (HIS Series, #6)

His Family: HIS Novella (HIS Series Book 6) by [Kell, Sheila]His Family

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Author: Sheila Kell

Series: HIS

Print Length: 107 Pages

Publication Date: July 4, 2017


From Romantic Suspense BEST-SELLING Author is a HIS novella. What happens when a man used to being in control has to call in his family to rescue the woman he loves? In Sheila Kell’s novella of danger and desire, a charismatic U.S. Senator and an assertive CEO are connected by the love they share. A love about to be ripped out from beneath them.

When family stands together anything is possible.

U.S. Senator Blake Hamilton has finally found love—only to have the woman who’s unraveled him snatched away in a home invasion. By the time his family arrives, he’s ready to find Elizabeth and make her his—if she’ll have him.

As he suits up to rescue her, Blake debates the danger he’s putting his sons’ lives in. But if he doesn’t, he may never see Elizabeth again. With tough decisions to make and a battle of wills, Blake has to decide how much he’ll risk to free the woman who has captured his heart.
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In HIS FAMILY, you will learn that Sheila Kell knows how to keep the R in romance until the very last sentence.

Everyone needs assistance sometimes. Even a high-power US Senator. But, in Blake Hamilton case help may come sooner than later. When he received several notes requesting him to swing his vote; one he didn’t take the notes seriously and two he didn’t know the issue that this person what him to vote for or against.

When on a special weekend away with his family. Where he would introduce them to Elizabeth the woman who completes him in all ways. But with one home invasion, and the love of his life taken. One vacation turns into work for the HIS group, but this time it becomes personal when their father hires them to find and extract Elizabeth the woman he decided to claim forever.

HIS FAMILY is book six of the HIS Series written by Sheila Kell. This book like all the others is standalone with an HEA.

HIS FAMILY is right on par with the other books in this series. With a fun-loving adventure and great chemistry between the two main characters. Plus, the question of what happened in his marriage that made Blake forsake his vows is answered.

HIS FAMILY was a great read from start to finish. It was nice to see what the Hamilton children were like as children even though it was short lived.

HIS FAMILY I will recommend to anyone who loves romantic suspense. HIS FAMILY was only 107 pages long but well worth the time it takes to go on another adventure with the Hamilton’s.

Pick up your copy of HIS FAMILY (HIS Novella) to meet the hot-bodied men of HIS today! *Want it for free? Newsletter subscribers get to read it at no charge.

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Hamilton Investigation & Security: HIS series
Books do not have to be read in order, but you’ll get the whole picture if you do!

HIS Desire (Jesse & Kate)
HIS Choice (AJ & Megan)
HIS Return (Jake & Emily)
HIS Chance (Devlin & Rylee)
HIS Destiny (Trent & Kelly)

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Sheila Kell

Sheila Kell writes smokin’ hot romance and intrigue. She secretly laughs when her mother, in that stern voice, calls it, “nasty.” As a self-proclaimed caffeine addict nestled in north Mississippi with three cats, she wears her pajamas most of the day and writes about the romantic men who leave women’s hearts pounding with a happily-ever-after built on a memorable, adrenaline pumping story. When she isn’t writing, she can be found visiting her family, dreaming of an editor who agrees her work is perfect or watching cartoons.

Sheila is a proud Romance Writers of America member. You can find out more on her website, Facebook and Twitter. Join her newsletter for VIP updates, contests, upcoming appearances and news!

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His Return (HIS Series #3)

His Return (HIS Series Book 3) by [Kell, Sheila]His Return

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Author: Sheila Kell

Series: HIS

Print Length: 284 Pages

Publication Date: August 12, 2016


Four years without a word. Will she welcome him back?

“A wonderful mesh of love, loss, and suspense.” ~Sharon Gibbs, award-winning author of Bound To Survive

Meet the hot-bodied men of Hamilton Investigation & Security (HIS) as they do whatever it takes to protect the women who have stolen their hearts.

Regrets are a bitch but Jake Cavanaugh can’t seem to escape his.

Haunted by that fateful night when he woke to find Emily Hamilton in his bed and a furious best friend banishing him, Jake flees. He leaves behind everything and everyone he’s ever loved.

Returning four years later, Jake makes the journey to face Emily. Immediately, he’s confronted with the danger she faces and the impact of their night together. Jake grapples with his new status and the peril surrounding them.

As the web of corruption unravels, Jake and Emily’s passion reignites. But danger lurks closer than they think. Jake will risk everything to make amends and keep those he loves safe.

Will it be enough to heal her broken heart?

If you’re looking for a book to pull on your heart string along with solving a good mystery then His Return is that book.

Jake has been out of contact with the Hamilton and the woman he loved for four years. Now, Jack is back. With Jakes return, there are burning questions that must be answered.

Emily never knew that being an Accountant was so hazardous to your health. When Emily uncovers a Ponzi scheme at work. Emily is the way she was, tried to report the misdoings. But, she sooner learns that honesty may not always the best policy. Especially when you have someone other than yourself to worry about.

With the assistance from HIS, she must unravel the mystery and save her daughter’s life before it’s too late. But, she must also confront her past when her foster brother makes HIS Return.

His Return for a suspense thriller really played on one emotion. All through the book Sheila Kell pulled you in and made you one with the story. In a way, it was like reading Romeo and Juliet all over again, just with a different outcome.

Pick up your copy of HIS RETURN to meet the hot-bodied men of HIS today!

Hamilton Investigation & Security: HIS series
Books do not have to be read in order, but you’ll get the whole picture if you do!

HIS Desire (Jesse & Kate)
HIS Choice (AJ & Megan)
HIS Return (Jake & Emily)
HIS Chance (Devlin & Rylee)

More about the author

Sheila Kell

Sheila Kell writes smokin’ hot romance and intrigue. She secretly laughs when her mother, in that stern voice, calls it, “nasty.” As a self-proclaimed caffeine addict nestled in north Mississippi with three cats, she wears her pajamas most of the day and writes about the romantic men who leave women’s hearts pounding with a happily-ever-after built on a memorable, adrenaline pumping story. When she isn’t writing, she can be found visiting her family, dreaming of an editor who agrees her work is perfect or watching cartoons.

Sheila is a proud Romance Writers of America member. You can find out more on her website, Facebook and Twitter. Join her newsletter for VIP updates, contests, upcoming appearances and news!

Connect with Sheila Kell at: Website| Facebook | Twitter| GoodReads | Amazon