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Collection: Social Rejects Syndicate World 
Titles: Miguel, Davet, Anton, and Gambit 
Authors: Janet A. Mota, Dixie Painter, KL Donn, and Cayce Poponea 
Genre: Mafia Romance
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Miguel Fonseca is next in line to take over the organization. He refuses to run the business the way his father has. He has other ideas. He’s second-guessing how he’s going to be able to make those changes. Without warning, walks into his life. She opens his world to new and inventive ideas. She turns his world upside down in all the good ways. Together they turn the organization into a powerhouse. Together they are a force to be reconed with.
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Davet de Wees
I’m called de Duivel. The Devil.
I govern Les Voleurs Syndicate with the same harsh rules and code of honor that have governed my life since I was a kid. I worked my way from the streets to this place of power, and now the respectability of my syndicate is at stake because I am lacking a wife. I’ve reluctantly agreed to entertain the thought, but I don’t want a vapid piece of arm candy that was traded in marriage to strengthen bonds with another syndicate. However, when Liliane Lemaire appears with a proposition I can’t ignore, I find myself drawn to the beautiful woman, tempted by all she can bring me. But trust is something I don’t often give, and I’m worried that she’s going to lead me down a dangerous path, one that can ultimately destroy me.
Liliane Lemaire
My father has sold me into marriage once already. He’s a ruthless criminal that cares about nothing save power, money, and creating fear in those around him. I lived surrounded by that fear, allowing myself to be traded into what I thought was meant to secure a bond between my father and my husband. But then the unthinkable happened, and I found myself back in my father’s evil clutches. He wants me to do something nefarious, and if I don’t agree, he’s going to send me straight to the Block, a human trafficking auction ran by my father. I’m done being used, and I’m determined to bring him down, even if it kills me. My only hope is to join forces with de Duivel, the only man capable of bringing my father down. But I don’t know if I can trust him to keep me safe, and I’m afraid that if we don’t succeed, Davet will suffer the same fate as my last husband, and I’ll always be nothing more than my father’s evil pawn.
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Anton Renznikov took the world on his shoulders when his father died. The Odessa Organization became his sole purpose for surviving the often turbulent streets of his Ukraine home. With his brothers by his side, Anton fought to conquer any enemy that came his way with swift ruthlessness and a devilish hand.
What he wasn’t expecting was falling for his daughter’s nanny, and when his lifestyle comes for her, steals Sofiy Koval from his fingertips, there isn’t a force in the world that will stop him from exacting justice.
 
 
 
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A man harboring a deadly secret. A woman falling desperately in love. An act of charity bringing them together.
 
Ardan has lived by a singular rule; protect the Family at all costs. He’s sacrificed everything, including his dreams, to keep the Meidani Family’s secrets hidden. What happens when the Family’s latest demand requires him to betray his own heart? Will he be able to stand against ancient traditions, allowing him to forge a new life for himself? Or will he bend once again, shattering any hope of mending a broken promise he pledged to the one person who owns his soul?
 
Gia grew up knowing secrets are a way of life. Born into the Vitale Family, she’s no stranger to the inner workings of the syndicate world. When an opportunity to raise money for the less fortunate turns into an online romance, will Gia lay everything on the line to find her happily ever after? Or will the harsh reality of her Family’s reputation rear its ugly head, placing her loyalty into question?
 
Gambit is book one of USA Today Bestselling Author Cayce Poponea’s contribution to the Social Rejects SyndicateWorld. Join her as she spins a romantic suspense tale of lies and deception, love and loss, and the twist and turns she’s famous for.
 
 
 
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Title: BLACKMAIL

Author: Susan Horsnell

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Intrigue…

Mystery…

Murder…

Avery was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Is she doomed to suffer for the rest of her life at the hands of an unscrupulous club owner?

Destitute, in debt, and on the brink of giving up, can the death of a friend bring the hope she so desperately needs?

Can Gabe help her turn her life around?

Will she insist on helping solve a murder which could place her in grave danger?

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About the Author

I write various sub-genres of romance and this book is now published under my steamy romance collection as Susan R. Horsnell.

Over the next months, all steamy books will be rewritten, re-edited, and given new titles and covers.

They will be moved and showcased on a separate FB page, and page on my website.

My LGBTQ+ will be found under the name Olivia Turner and I plan to extend that over the next few months also.

Sweet Romance will remain under my original name.

As some books are with series contracts, covers will be unable to be changed but I will move them under the relevant sub-genre.

Thank you for continuing to read my stories and I look forward to bringing you many more in the future.

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NEGOTIATION

A Best Seller Paranormal Mystery

By DELTA JAMES

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 He’s a respected DSI with Scotland Yard; she’s a dishonored history professor running from a scandal.

Five years ago, Rachel Moriarty was caught up in gossip that resulted in her losing her job as a tenured professor. She’s in London, focusing on building her exclusive tour business as well as her life.

Michael Holmes enjoys great success and a certain amount of celebrity acclaim due to his name, his reputation, and his uncanny ability to solve the unsolvable. He is intrigued by the woman who bears the last name of his greatest literary rival.

The veil between the worlds is weakening, something is trying to come through to bring its malevolence to a new generation. It’s found the key to unlocking the door, if only it can find a way to use Rachel’s innocence to re-enter this world.

Can Holmes and Moriarty work together to finally put an end to the evil that was Jack the Ripper?

Publisher note: Negotiation is a paranormal, supernatural romance with steamy heat in and out of the bedroom for mature readers only.

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Title: The Shade of Santa Fe
Author: Eva Pohler
Genre: Supernatural Mysteries
Cover Designer: Keri Knutson: Alchemy Covers and Design
Editor: Kathy Eccleston
Publication Date: Oct. 31st, 2021
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Blurb:

A haunting in Santa Fe will either reunite Ghost Healers, Inc. or disband the group forever.

When Ellen decides to buy a fixer-upper in an art community in Santa Fe, New Mexico, she’s reassured by the realtor that nothing evil has ever occurred there. What she doesn’t know is that the bridge near the back of the property is notoriously known in the town as Suicide Bridge. As she and her friends try to uncover why so many people have taken their lives there, they are shocked by what they find. Can the reunion of Ghost Healers, Inc. untether the troubling spirits near Ellen’s fixer-upper, or will their discoveries be too much for them this time?

Grab your copy to begin this ghostly adventure today! The books in this series can be read in any order.

Eva Pohler is a USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels in multiple genres, including mysteries, thrillers, and young adult paranormal romance based on Greek mythology. Her books have been described as “addictive” and “sure to thrill”–Kirkus Reviews.

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“Ready for our hike?” Tanya asked.

“Do pigs fly?” Sue said with a laugh.

“The sooner we do our hike, the sooner we can get on the road to Santa Fe,” Ellen pointed out. “Just think, in five hours, we could be shopping in the plaza.”

“Is that supposed to motivate me? That’s just what I’m looking forward to, more walking.”

“Oh, come on, Sue,” Tanya said. “This will be more of a stroll than a hike. I promise.”

Ellen and her friends put on their walking shoes and then took the trail beside their cabin into the canyon.

Ellen breathed in the cool, morning air. The beauty of the canyon elevated her mood. Some of the stone formations were thick and striated, while other rocks formed mounds of crushed granite. In the distance was a tall formation that reminded Ellen of the sphinx.

“Watch your step,” Tanya said from up front as she stepped over a large rock.

“This feels so good,” Ellen said from where she took up the rear. “I feel like we’re one with nature.”

“And nature is so majestic, isn’t it?” Tanya said. “Doesn’t that big rock look like the tower of a magical castle?”

“I thought it looked more like the sphinx,” Ellen said.

Sue shook her head. “You see a castle and Ellen sees a sphinx. What does it say about me that I see a penis?”

Tanya scoffed. “You know what it says about you.”

“Don’t tell Tom,” Sue warned. “He’ll say my mind is in the gutter.”

“Isn’t it?” Ellen asked.

“Yes, but there’s no need for Tom to know that.”

The three friends chuckled. Ellen realized that if someone had overheard Sue, they might think she was a promiscuous woman who hid her extramarital interests from her husband, but her friends knew she just liked to make people laugh.

Tanya asked, “You think there’s any truth to what that psychic said about there being a shade in Santa Fe? What if there is? What if he confronts us?”

“Oh, Tanya,” Sue said, “you know as well as we do that there are ghosts everywhere. I’m sure there’s more than one shade in Santa Fe.”

“But why would the psychic warn us?” Tanya wanted to know.

“If anyone can handle a confrontation with a ghost, it’s us,” Sue said. “Don’t let fear get in your way of having a good time.”

Ellen heard a shriek as Tanya stopped short.

“Tanya? What are you screaming about?” Ellen asked from the rear.

“That wasn’t me,” Tanya said, backing up. “It was that tarantula. See it?”

On the trail two feet in front of Tanya, a hairy tarantula stood on its hind legs shrieking like a small child. The spider was as big as Ellen’s hand.

“Turn back” Sue said, as she pushed Ellen in the direction from which they’d come. “I’ve had enough of nature for one day.”

“So much for not letting fear get in the way of having a good time,” Ellen teased.

“I can handle just about anything but a hairy spider,” Sue said. “Especially one that screams.”

Title: Into the Deep (An Olivia Darrow Mystery, Book 4)
Author: S.L. Waters
Genre: Mystery, Erotic
Publication Date: May 31st, 2021
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Blurb:

Sex. Murder. Arson.

 

Undercover detective Olivia Darrow boarded the pleasure cruise in hopes of digging up dirt on corrupt business man, Luke Cobb.

 

Instead, she’s caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse.

 

Posing as Cobb’s personal assistant, things take a sinister turn when a body is found in a fiery crime scene. Arrested for a crime she didn’t commit, Olivia must prove her innocence if she holds any hope of uncovering the truth.

 

Can Olivia escape the charges against her? Or will she be the latest victim crushed under Cobb’s influence?

 

**WARNING: Contains scenes of domestic violence

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Three Rings of Chaos: An Abigail Everlaine Mystery by Candra Kylar

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Three Rings of Chaos Blurb

She’s dealt with curses and scheming vampires before but, this time, Abigail Everlaine faces her biggest case yet. When her best friend Dimples goes missing, she goes on a chase that leads her to a gothic circus showcasing outcasts who have Fae magic inside of them. Dimples is acting as if she wants nothing to do with Abbie and the truth of her past is revealed. Secrets linger with the cruel owner of the traveling circus, ruthless warlock Vander Gregari, and a trap is set that could see everything that Abbie worked hard for unravel before her eyes. She has to fight not only for herself but the future of her best friend. Will it all come crumbling down or will a dark power laying dormant for years finally be summoned as a last resort?

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Tumultuous Time to Tulips

By AUBREY ELLE

Genre: Cozy Mystery | Crime Fiction & Mysteries

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Spring is just around the corner, and Madis is back with more business than she might be able to handle. But she’s hired a couple of new faces to add to her small crew, and it seems like it’ll be a productive start to the season of landscaping. Properly staffed and rested after the winter break, it should be all systems go.

Not quite. Before her employees can really get busy, Madis encounters a dead man lying in a bed of ivy and tulip sprouts. Her entire crew is questioned since they’ve visited the scene, but they’re not the only ones under suspicion. The victim had enemies aplenty, from an angry former lover, a nosy neighbor, and a competitive rival.

While there’s no such thing as bad publicity, finding a corpse at a jobsite isn’t ideal. Can she figure out who the killer is before things get muddier?

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Aubrey Elle is an author of cozy mysteries. While she also writes romantic suspense as Amabel Daniels, Ring Gone ‘Round the Roses is her debut cozy mystery of a brand-new series. By day, Aubrey chases after her daughters and tries to keep up with her own landscaping, and by night, she writes until the midnight hour. Aubrey lives with her family and many pets in Ottawa Hills, Ohio.

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Parental neglect, emotional abuse, alcohol, and drug abuse. It came as a total surprise to the people who knew him when they learned of the dark secrets of Finn Baker’s life.

The talented and successful potter turned upscale landscaper designer kept his secrets by well, keeping them secret.

No one knew of his obsessions’ or how he handled them.

He lived a mostly reclusive life interacting with people only on his own terms.

Narcissism became apparent as he entered his late teens.

He felt entitled to take what he wanted, no matter what he wanted and what he wanted most was adulation, success, and fame.

And women, of course.

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4.0 out of 5 stars I have to admit that I did not enjoy this book as much as Finding Fortune because it was a little more sinister than I like my reading to be. However, it did hold my interest and was very descriptive drawing me into the story. I feel like the ending was too cut and dry and could have been a little more dramatic. Overall it was a good read and I look forward to more from this author.

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As a young widow tries to start over, she meets and falls for a handsome and successful businessman in pre-WWII Georgia.

They marry and she anxiously looks forward to her new life only to soon be disappointed in what is in store.

Years pass and her husband disappears on a business trip leaving her caught between being a long-suffering wife and a lonely widow.

The town sheriff, a longtime friend, investigates the husband’s disappearance to no avail.

The sheriff finds himself torn between his job and his feelings for the missing man’s wife.

He stands to lose them both.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book!                          Finding Fortune

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I would recommend this book to anyone looking for an entertaining story of romance and mystery. The descriptions are so vivid that I felt myself becoming a part of the story. I found it hard to put down once I started reading until it was finished. Hopefully, this author will continue writing because I would love to read more of her work.

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About me-hope you are not looking for awards and interviews or earth shattering revelations. I have had a quiet life (as quiet as it can be raising three daughters), worked a variety of jobs and the only earth shattering experience I have had was seeing a line of UFOs over the ocean late one night while on vacation. I always believed they were out there but never thought I would see one. Amazing sight!

I am a proverbial late bloomer as far as creativity goes; I found that I have some talent creating pastel art and have concentrated on that for the last 7 years and love it. I have some of my work in two galleries in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and on a page on Facebook.

2020 has revived an old love for me, writing, and I finally finished and published a book that I had started years ago. I am slow but tenacious. “Finding Fortune” (Romance/Mystery) is my first published work and I have recently published “Baker’s Dozen” (Serial Rapist/Crime). Different ends of the spectrum no doubt!  Now I am concentrating on writing instead of artwork and have started on my third book. This has been the best thing to come out of the ongoing restrictions due to Covid-19 for me.

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Ladies Love a Black Mountain Mystery:

Cowboys of Black Mountain

Publication Date: 21 July 2020

Genre: Western Mystery

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Four stories of solving a mystery and finding love along the way.

Sam’s Will
After Jana Walker’s daughter declares she doesn’t want to show horses any longer, a summer in Black Mountain, Colorado, suddenly seems like an appealing alternative. Readying the house her grandmother left her to sell will be a welcome distraction. What she isn’t counting on is a handsome stranger swearing Grammy left him part of her property.

Sam Kane had an agreement with Jane Price: fix up her ranch and keep the barn he renovated into a home, plus the ten acres around it. When her granddaughter shows up threatening to evict him, he must find the missing will Jane wrote to keep his home.

Larkspur
Shocked to learn she was switched at birth, Maya Farris travels to Black Mountain, Colorado, to see what she can learn about the events surrounding her birth. What surprises her most is her unexpected feelings for the man who was married to the woman swapped with Maya.

Hayden Rafferty can hardly believe his late wife was exchanged at birth. He becomes a reluctant believer when the woman who claims she was traded shows him compelling evidence. What he can’t believe is how fast he falls for her.

Riding Into Love
As an up-and-coming rider in the world of endurance riding, Taryn Thompson hopes the 100-mile San Juan Supreme will be hers to win. When her friend and mentor goes missing during the race, Taryn learns not all people are who they seem.

When ex-endurance rider Colby Farley’s sister vanishes, he must push aside his apprehensions to ride to her rescue. What he doesn’t expect is to fall for a woman who makes him face and conquer his deepest fear.

The Cowboy’s Story
Autumn Shaw will do anything to get the big scoop on convicted murder Shooter Crawford. She jumps at the chance to get the exclusive directly from the cowboy’s mouth. Instantly attracted to the bull rider, can she resist his charms long enough to learn the truth?

Shooter Crawford has always been a bad boy. Reckless and wild, his reputation helped send him to prison for murder. Can he trust a reporter to clear his name, or is she only interested in the story and not the man?

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Title: Notorious
Minds
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Publisher: Fire Quill Publishing
Publication Date: October 13, 2020
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What does it take to
commit the perfect crime?

Delve into these
dark and twisted tales by twenty USA Today and International Bestselling
Authors.

No matter what kind
of crime story typically catches your imagination, there’s sure to be something
for everyone.

Conspiracies, political
plots, and yes, even murder, are just a few of the crimes waiting inside this
box set.

Discover a
narcissistic grandmother running an underground syndicate, or a support group
bent on murder…and even a serial killer who turns his victims into fairytale
creatures.

Uncover the passion,
jealousy, and fear lingering in every tale.

This box set is
packed with thousands of pages that will hold you on the edge of your seat,
crying for answers.

Definitely a must
for fans of Patterson, Lee, and Grisham

 

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Judith Lucci – USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling
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Carlyle Labuschagne – USA Today Bestselling Author
Eva Winters – USA Today Bestselling Author
Lena Bourne – USA Today Bestselling Author
Karen M. Bryson – USA Today Bestselling Author
Inge-Lise Goss – USA Today Bestselling Author
Karen Randau – Award Winning Author
Eric J. Gates – Award Winning Author
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Sian B. Claven – Award Winning Author
Brandy Nacole
Kelsey Reed
N. Gray
Majanka Verstraete – International Bestselling Author
Thomas J Eyre
Adam Alexander
DL Jones
KL Lamar
D.J Grayson
Judith Holstrom