For when you fancy a little light reading
Bush, Nancy, 1953- author
In River Glen, Oregon, rumors are spreading about the Babysitter Stalker. One victim was fatally stabbed. A second fell--or was pushed--from a rooftop deck. High school sophomore Jamie Whelan, scheduled to watch the Ryerson twins tonight, isn't worried. She's more interested in the party she'll go to later, as soon as her sister Emma arrives to take over babysitting duties. But nothing goes according to plan... Twenty years after that night's vicious attack, Emma remains scarred in body and mind. Jamie, back in River Glen after their mother's death, still feels guilty over trading places that fateful evening. Then suddenly another young babysitter is attacked. Jamie, with a teenage daughter of her own, fears something much more twisted than coincidence. Is this new nightmare connected with those long-ago crimes? Emma's fractured memories may contain the answer. But the deeper Jamie digs, the darker the secrets waiting to be uncovered--and avenged...
Heath, Lorraine, author
Althea Stanwick was a perfect lady destined to marry a wealthy lord, until betrayal left her family penniless. Though she's lost friends, fortune, and respectability, Althea has gained a scandalous plan. If she can learn to seduce, she can obtain power over men and return to Society on her terms. She even has the perfect teacher in mind, a man whose sense of honor and dark good looks belie his nickname: Beast. But desire like this can't be taught. Benedict Trewlove may not know his parentage but he knows where he belongs--on the dark side of London, offering protection wherever it's needed. Yet no woman has ever made such an outrageous request as this mysterious beauty. Althea is out of place amongst vice and sin, even if she offers a wicked temptation he can't resist. But as the truth of his origin emerges at last, it will take a fierce, wild love to overcome their pasts.
Ripley, E. L., author
In Omaha, Tom Calvert boards a riverboat to play high-stakes poker, but accusations of cheating cause some serious trouble, and a deadly gun battle ensues. Tom is injured and knows that his enemies will be looking for him, so he reluctantly accepts a bargain from young stowaway Asher. In exchange for Calvert teaching him gunslinging skills, Asher will guide them to a possibly mythical town of peace and plenty called Friendly Field. To get there they just have to battle assassins, dangerous Shoshone, and the rough wilderness of the Oregon Trail.
Jensen, Louise, author
Could one mother's mistake cost her daughter everything? Laura is devastated when her husband dies, leaving her and their almost grown-up daughter, Tilly, alone. When the insurance company refuses to pay out Gavan's life insurance, Laura is in danger of losing the house and has no choice but to seek help from elsewhere. Oak Leaf Farm, a community that lives just outside town, seems to be everything that Laura and Tilly need. This self-made family is warm, welcoming, and nurturing, so when they offer Laura the lifeline she's been looking for she accepts it gratefully. But all is not right on the farm and when both Laura and Tilly are drawn to the community's handsome and charismatic leader, mother and daughter find themselves on opposite sides of the battle lines... Is blood truly thicker than obsession?
Graham, Heather, author
It was one of psychologist Kieran Finnegan's most chilling cases: her assessment of a murderer known as the Fireman. Now FBI agent Craig Frasier is called to a crime scene that matches the killer's methods, and news breaks that the Fireman has escaped prison. Amid a citywide manhunt, Kieran and Craig begin to suspect there is a new threat stalking the streets of Manhattan. Either those closest to the killer have been drawn into his evil, or someone is using another man's madness and cruelty to disguise their crimes.
Putney, Mary Jo, author
Bonding over scandals that have caused them both to be shunned, a Royal Navy officer and a beautiful divorcée team up to regain their honor and investigate the conspiracy that cost the woman her young son.
Ward, J. R., author
Syn has kept his side hustle as a mercenary a secret from the Black Dagger Brotherhood. When he takes another hit job, he not only crosses the path of the vampire race’s new enemy, but also that of a half-breed in danger of dying during her transition. Jo Early has no idea what her true nature is, and when a mysterious man appears out of the darkness, she is torn between their erotic connection and the sense that something is very wrong. Fate anointed Butch O’Neal as the Dhestroyer, the fulfiller of the prophecy that foresees the end of the Omega. As the war with the Lessening Society comes to a head, Butch gets an unexpected ally in Syn. But can he trust the male—or is the warrior with the bad past a deadly complication? With time running out, Jo gets swept up in the fighting and must join with Syn and the Brotherhood against ultimate evil. In the end, will love true prevail...or was the prophecy wrong all along?
Fossen, Delores, author.
As a kid, Hayes Dalton took a back seat to his sisters' reality show, Little Cowgirls, but to deputy Cait Jameson, her childhood crush was always the main attraction. Now a Hollywood star in his own right, Hayes is back in Lone Star Ridge to attend his sisters' weddings, and Cait struggles to reconcile the boy she knew with this new celebrity bad boy. For Hayes, getting to know Cait again is the best part about coming home, especially after a personal tragedy turned his world upside down. He'll have to convince Cait that he's still the same guy.
Johnstone, William W., author
Bestselling western authors William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone take their best-known sharpshooter Smoke Jensen deep into the heart of Texas, where justice comes from the barrel of a gun ... Welcome to Texas. Now Go Home. Smoke Jensen has met some down-and-dirty, murdering prairie scum over the years. But this time it's personal and it's bloody'and going to get bloodier. First, they stole fifty of the hundred horses Smoke delivered to his old friend Big Jim Conyers in Tarrant County, Texas. Then they stole two thousand cattle from Big Jim ... and killed him just for the fun of it. Now they're going to pay ... The leader of this unholy band of devils is Delbert Catron'but everyone calls him The Professor. Whatever he's called, he leads the most ruthless gang of vicious kill-crazy desperadoes this side of the border. Hellbent on avenging his friend's murder, nothing will stop Smoke Jensen from hunting down these killers. And celebrating justice ... Live Free. Read Hard.
Johnstone, William W., author
There are some things in this world that can't be stopped. Like progress, a moving train, and the American Dream. When the bigwigs in Washington decide to build a transcontinental railroad to the West Coast, they need a man who's just as unstoppable to clear a path through Mexican territory. That man is Jamie MacCallister. Jamie knows it's a tough job. The territory is overrun with Apaches. The Apaches are gunning for a fight. And the first patrol sent in by the President has already been ambushed, kidnapped, and most likely killed. Jamie knows he can't take on the whole Apache nation by himself. He needs help. He needs back-up. He needs a non-stop force of mountain-man fury who goes by the name of Preacher.