The latest romantic suspense by Sarah Barrie, Bloodtree River, was released on 23 April 2018.
From the author of the bestselling Hunters Ridge series comes this stand-alone twisty rural suspense, this time set against the dark backdrop of Tasmanian mountains.
The highly anticipated new thriller from the author of the Hunters Ridge trilogy…
Indiana O’Meara is no stranger to the forces of evil. Her own past is full of violence. Now a policewoman, Indy is always fighting to redeem herself and defeat the dark. So when girls begin to go missing at a remote cattle station in Tasmania, she is quick to agree to go undercover to investigate chief suspect Logan Atherton, the owner of Calico Mountain Lodge, even though last time she went undercover it came to a bloody end.
But her early encounter with Logan reveals a man full of contradictions. His deep empathy for horses and those he cares for is obvious but he is also taciturn to the point of rudeness, and there is a strange atmosphere at the lodge. It doesn’t add up.
As Indy begins to dig deeper into the secrets at the lodge, she finds herself embroiled in a murderous web more complex and terrifying than she could ever have imagined…one that is linked to her own past.
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Book 3 in Ann B Harrison’s Moore Sisters of Montana romance series, Doctor’s Orders, was released on 11 April 2018.
April Moore has always been an impulsive dreamer. So when she shows up in Cherry Lake, announcing that she’s there to stay and start her own business–a design studio florist shop–her sisters are pleased, but more than a little skeptical. A lot more than pride is riding on her new business adventure, and April doesn’t have time to get distracted, especially not by the handsome doctor who shares office space with her. Unfortunately, April’s never been one to keep her head down and opinions to herself, and she’s barely opened for business before she thinks her first design project should involve the quiet man next door doing his best to ignore her bubbly attempts at friendship.
For someone so young, Dr David Morrison is firmly set in his ways. He’s returned to Cherry Lake temporarily to take over his father’s family practice until he can sell it and return to Seattle to rebuild his life and career. He’s always played it safe and isn’t looking for change, fireworks, or romance. Unfortunately, the vivacious April embodies all three. Each meeting is like touching a live wire, and David finds himself entranced.
Opposites attract, but can they find a happy ever after?
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The second book in Lauren K McKellar’s Broken Hearts duo series, Bitter Truth, was released on 5 April 2018.
The gripping finale to the emotional story critics have been raving about.
You can run, you can hide, but the truth will always find you.
Everly Jenkins knows darkness-but that doesn’t stop her living life to the max. Not until she meets Cameron Lewis, the tragic reminder of her past that she just can’t seem to shake.
Being “just friends” with a man who sends her soul flying and her body up in flames is near impossible-until her secrets come out, leaving her alone.
Will the darkness overcome her once again? Or will Everly fight for the man she loves and help him face the bitter truth?
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Member, Lauren K McKellar released Book 1 in her Broken Hearts duo romances, on 8 March 2018, Honest Love.
When you’ve got nothing left to live for, you’ve got nothing left to lose.
In one tragic moment, Cameron Lewis lost everything. His fiancée. His unborn child. His perfect life.
Now, he does what needs to be done in order to get by. Work hard. Play it safe. They’re his mottos, and he’s not going to break them.
Until a beautiful woman with the ocean in her eyes and freedom in her soul comes to his rescue. She’s never known the kind of tragedy he has—and that’s what makes her so damn appealing.
But can Cameron finally let go and risk that last piece of himself? Will honest love be enough?
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On 11 February 2018, After Sundown, the next romantic suspense / rural romance from member Suzanne Brandyn was released.
After Sundown is about a country change to a property which has a dark history. It’s also about small town gossip and a sexy Jackaroo, who turns out to be much more than a man on horseback.
After the death of her husband, Ebony Burrows follows through on her dream to move to a property they’d purchased some years back at Hope Creek, near Whispers Gully.
When she arrives, she is warned to lock up after sundown. Ebony isn’t into superstitions or small-town gossip until Mr Handsomeness, the next-door neighbour, and the recent caretaker, introduces himself as Tyler Hanson.
He repeats the warning she had from the real estate agent when she picked up the keys. Hope Creek is not a safe place for a woman to live alone, and she must lock up after sundown. Her suspicions are aroused when Tyler becomes an annoying neighbour.
Ebony discovers a murder-suicide happened in the woolshed at Hope Creek five years ago and she thinks she’s made a rash decision. Worse still, whoever is responsible for the unnerving incidents about her house is targeting her and not the community of Whispers Creek. Ebony doesn’t know who to trust.
Are two of the most wanted criminals in Australia responsible? Does someone else have a vendetta against her? Or perhaps it’s the stranger who knocks on her door after sundown.
After Sundown is available on Amazon.
Another new release from member Ann B Harrison on 5 February 2018, was Book 2 of The Moore Sisters of Montana romance series, Valentine Kisses.
Bella Moore thought she had everything she ever wanted. The host of a hit reality show, she’s at the top of her career. So when her show goes on hiatus for six months and she finally has downtime, she decides to return to her roots and visit her sister in Cherry Lake. What she doesn’t expect is to love the town and the temporary chef position she’s taken on at the Lake Hotel.
Jake Woods is focused on his son and his job as the local fire chief. Things are moving along nicely until the new chef at the Lake Hotel almost burns the place down. Jake knows that Bella inherited a mess from the chef before her and he’s keen to help her.
After weeks of working together in tight quarters, Jake and Bella can’t ignore the sparks between them. But Bella’s stay in Cherry Lake is only temporary and Jake still hasn’t recovered from losing his wife a few years ago. They’ll have to decide whether or not the flame between them can survive without the heat of the kitchen.
Valentine Kisses is available on various e-tailor sites – visit Tule Publishing for details.
On 22 January 2018, S E Gilchrist released her romantic adventure / suspense, Scent of the Jaguar, the second book in the Deadly Forces duo writing venture with Erin Moira O’Hara.
Adventure-filled, danger and romance mixed with a desperate fight to live and a killer in their midst. When a plane crash-lands in a remote area of the Amazon, a female archaeologist joins forces with a man she suspects is an artefact smuggler in order to survive.
On route to her new dig, Bernadette Ashford’s dream job morphs into a nightmare after a message warns her life is in danger. A last-minute decision catapults her onto the ill-fated plane and separates her from her beloved sister. Zane MacIntosh is on a mission – expose a major drug cartel and identify the man who murdered his mother. He’ll allow nothing and no-one to divert him from his goal.
Lost in the jungle together, they and other passengers are being hunted by ruthless mercenaries who have no intention of allowing anyone to escape. In their desperate struggle to live, a new-found love blooms and a deadly secret is unearthed. But with a killer in their midst, will their love survive the heavy cost of freedom?
Scent of the Jaguar is available from Amazon and for other e-tailors details please visit author’s website.