Heavy on the Dead by G.M. Ford

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One body on the sunny beach is all it takes for PI Leo Waterman to feel a chill.

After seven months laying low in Ocean Beach, California, Seattle PI Leo Waterman has finally stopped looking over his shoulder—specifically, for the vengeful band of Washington white supremacists who blame Leo for blindsiding their big plans for America. Where better to disappear with his bodyguard, Gabe, than this laid-back stretch of San Diego heaven? But when Leo finds a boy’s body on the beach, he comes out of hiding to investigate.

That’s when Leo discovers that the victim is not an isolated missing-persons case. It’s the key to something bigger, and it’s leading Leo and Gabe into the dark heart of a human trafficking ring in Mexico. But whatever dangers lay ahead of them, they’re matched threat for threat by what’s coming up from behind.

Because the fanatics back home haven’t given up on Leo. Now he and Gabe are caught in the cross fire between two evils. And each one has its own reasons for making sure both men end up dead and buried. Heavy on the dead.

The Two Lila Bennetts by Liz Fenton

“One fateful decision. Two unexpected endings. A perfect summer read!” —Wendy Walker, bestselling author of The Night Before

Lila Bennett’s bad choices have finally caught up with her. And one of those decisions has split her life in two. Literally.

In one life, she’s taken hostage by someone who appears to be a stranger but knows too much. As she’s trapped in a concrete cell, her kidnapper forces her to face what she’s done or be killed. In an alternate life, she eludes her captor but is hunted by someone who is dismantling her happiness, exposing one secret at a time.

Lila’s decorated career as a criminal defense attorney, her marriage, and her life are on the line. She must make a list of those she’s wronged—both in and out of the courtroom—to determine who is out to get her before it’s too late. But even if she can pinpoint her assailant, will she survive? And if she does, which parts of her life are worth saving, and which parts must die? Because one thing’s for certain—life as Lila Bennett knew it is over.

Pirates Don't Go to Kindergarten! by Lisa Robinson

Yo, ho, ho! It’s a mutiny against kindergarten!

Pirate Emma is about to start kindergarten! But Emma’s not so sure she’s ready for a new captain and crew. Especially since Cap’n Chu—the roughest, toughest, awesomest preschool cap’n ever—is right down the hall. So Emma decides to head back to the preschool ship to see if she can stir up a mutiny against kindergarten! Is that what she really wants? Or does she just miss her beloved Cap’n Chu? Batten down the hatches, mateys, because the first day of school is going to be stormy!

The Deep by Rivers Solomon

Enter to win an early ARC! Daveed Diggs, founding cast member of Hamilton the Musical, and his band clipping. inspired Rivers Solomon's book, THE DEEP, with their Hugo-nominated song of the same name. In a starred review, PW called it “a tour de force reorientation of the storytelling gaze… a superb, multilayered work."

Solomon (award-nominated author of An Unkindness of Ghosts) tells the origin story of water-dwelling descendants of victims of the African slave trade in a tale of mythology, Afrofuturism, and the power of memory.

Over the Borderline by Leanna Floyd


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Brooke Douger has a knack for helping others with their broken lives, which explains her interest in criminal psychology and profiling. She convinces her childhood friend, Jacob, to move to Tampa after his latest fiasco, where he finds a job at a legal firm, which is defending Zach Barton, a rich, young entrepreneur who is accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend. When Brooke has to provide expert testimony in Barton’s trial, Jacob and Brooke end up on opposite sides of the courtroom. As Brooke prepares to testify, she discovers a pattern of violent, impulsive behavior in Barton’s past, eerily similar to those of the Surfside Killer, the case she has been asked to help profile for the FBI. Brooke is swirling in dangerous waters with the killer lurking on the fringe of her life. Who will be his next victim? Will Brooke’s knack for profiling be enough to keep her safe?

Million Dollar Marriage by Katy Evans

From New York Times bestselling author Katy Evans comes a hot romance about two strangers and their race to fall in love.

If someone had bet Nell a million dollars that she would be saying “I do” to a complete stranger on national television, she’d have called them crazy, but with her crushing student loan payments sending her deep into the red, she’s out of options. This should be nothing more than a business transaction—until she sets eyes on her groom, and everything changes.

The game is on the instant Luke spots Penelope “Nell” Carpenter. He’s out for the money, yes, but getting a little dirty with Nell doesn’t sound too bad either. Everyone knows he’s not the marrying kind, so it’s a good thing it’s just for show. God knows he’s the worst guy his pretty wife should pick for real.

They have nothing in common, but if they want the grand prize, they’ll have to beat out eight other couples. Proving that total opposites attract should be easy enough…as long as they don’t fall in love in the process.

Blackquest 40 by Jeff Bond

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When commandos lock down her office for a forty-hour "corporate training," Deb Bollinger fights back.

"A Die Hard sequel for the #meToo era ... chockfull of thrilling action ... a page-turning thriller." - BlueInk Review

"An entertaining story filled with deceit, robots, Russians, and tech entrepreneurs that all combine to give the reader a reason to flip pages furiously ... sparkles with imagination. Code flies from keyboards, setting off ingenious flying devices, hatching plots and subplots ... This book is a delight, and one readers should download right away." - IndieReader

"Gleefully snarky ... filled with indelible metaphors ... A clever, spirited tale with a brainy, nimble heroine at the helm." - Kirkus Reviews

"Blackquest 40 is a compelling thriller rich in intensity and suspense ... action-packed ... exhilarating. Unpredictable developments arise in every chapter, and chapters typically end on cliffhangers ... Deb is smart, sarcastic, empathetic, and self-aware." - Clarion Reviews

"I started Blackquest 40 before work one morning, expecting to get through maybe 50 pages. Instead, two and a half hours later, I’d read the whole thing and was late. I can’t rave enough about this book. I’d give it six stars out of five if I could." - book blogger Cy Wyss