New Release Books by Alex Croft

Alex Croft is the author of Fallout (2021), Sabotage (2021), Mayhem (2019), Deception (2020), Of Masters, Mistresses, and Monsters (2020) and other 7 books.

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Fallout

release date: Oct 28, 2021
Fallout
Detective Juliette Foret knows all about loss and having to start over. Her body bears the scars that come with a career dedicated to service of her community--and invisible wounds that haunt her dreams. Her new life in Georgia was supposed to be easy, to allow her time to heal, until her path crosses with that of a sadistic killer targeting the loved ones of the only infuriatingly irresistible man who has made her lose control. Prominent hotelier and Savannah's foremost eligible bachelor, Liam Lawrence Ward, will do almost anything to protect his family, including enduring the wrath of the enigmatic detective. His clandestine investigation into those believed to be responsible for stalking his future sister-in-law and setting fire to a building at the Savannah Sun Hotel and Resort lands him in hot water when bullets start to fly. FBI Senior Special Agent Maddison Stone has a personal stake in safeguarding her longtime friend--and former boyfriend--Liam. When his life is endangered, she makes it her business to step in and forms a joint task force to investigate the criminal gang deemed liable. Her uneasy alliance with Detective Foret, and the private security consultant hired to protect the Lawrence Wards, significantly complicates matters. Focused on planning her wedding to Emerson Lawrence Ward, celebrity Master Chef Simone Boudreaux had hoped that a Canadian jail would be the final stop for her abusive ex-husband. The last thing she expects is to be confronted by individuals from a past that she would rather forget. When danger lurks its ugly head, Simone is forced to grin and deal with it or risk everything and everyone she has come to care about. Fallout is the third book in the Savannah Sizzle series. The heroic characters are forced to face past demons and clash with powerfully connected foes or simply perish.

Sabotage

release date: Apr 10, 2021
Sabotage
Artist Dylan Tomass McManus gets more than he bargains for while secretly visiting the Savannah Sun Hotel and Resort at Christmas. A chance late-night encounter and disastrous identity mix-up attracts the ire of hotelier, Victoria Lawrence Ward, one of Savannah's most eligible bachelorettes. Months later, the renowned and reclusive McManus returns to Georgia for his breakout exhibition. Determined to mend bridges, and to be given an opportunity to win the heart of the one woman he felt a true connection with, Dylan submits the successful bid to spend time with Victoria during the annual February charity event. His plans derail spectacularly when he falls victim to a brazen art heist. Reeling from the loss of most of his exhibit collection, and subject to a media smear campaign aimed at sabotaging his career, McManus' reputation and livelihood hangs in the balance. With help from Victoria, he frantically sets out creating replacement pieces for his exhibition before time runs out. Surviving an acrimonious divorce and court case incarcerating her ex-husband, celebrity Master Chef Simone Boudreaux relocates to Savannah to start over. Picking up the pieces of a broken life, the Canadian is on the verge of opening her new flagship restaurant. Donating her time and skill to charity, Simone finds herself cooking at the Savannah Sun Hotel and Resort's famed in-house restaurant, Indulge. Sparks fly when the enigmatic chief financial officer, Emerson Lawrence Ward, serves as her designated kitchen hand and busboy as part of his charitable pledge. The paparazzi frenzy surrounding these high-profile individuals forces the resort into lockdown. However, circumstances soon reveal that Simone's murky past is catching up with her, and threatens her very existence, forcing her to rely on strangers for survival. Feisty Detective Juliette Foret gets pulled into the mix when an attempt on Simone's life is made. Navigating a complex relationship with Emerson's brother, Liam, she sets out to bring perpetrators to justice and unravel the identity of the person behind the escalating attacks. Sabotage is the second book in the Savannah Sizzle series. The characters face off with shadows from their past, where the only way forward is laying out all cards on the table.

Mayhem

release date: Sep 02, 2019
Mayhem
The most dreaded of assignments for Interpol Agent Clara Meadows involve pandering to the whims of royalty. Attending pretentious soirees and private functions is the bane of her life, and on occasion, known to go horribly wrong. When a hot-blooded and recklessly flirtatious aristocrat holes up in a foreign embassy, she jeopardizes peace and actively resists a high-stakes extraction. A year after the Vienna fiasco, Meadows again finds herself assigned to the beck and call of the same petulant crown princess, but this time in an eastern seaboard rural town.As a passionate environmentalist, Princess Sabrina of Luxembourg is a patron of and speaker at a three-day symposium on environmental sustainability, held at the exclusive Ravens Nest Eco Resort. Her suspicions are raised when her whole security team--and translator--suddenly falls ill, compelling her to seek the services of a private security firm, despite her grave misgivings. With her whereabouts concealed and her father also at risk of mortal danger, the princess finds herself thrown into trusting a team of strangers.Freelance security consultants Gareth Steed and Daniel Wolff are pulled into the thick of chaos, as the women they are assigned to protect are targeted. For both of them, this mission is personal. While their resolve is put to extreme tests, they find their way, with Princess Sabrina, to survive.Forced to flee from a ruthless international assassin, Agents Emma Finch and Rohan Rook join the group to provide support, as they escape to the furthest corners of Northern Ireland to Wolff's ancestral home. This unforeseen necessity exposes Daniel's hidden aristocratic title, his complex family dynamics, and how his past had intersected with the princess.Mayhem is the 6th book in the Ravens Nest series. This time, the team races against the clock to identify the culprits behind the brazen attacks on their protectees. They get more than they bargained for when defending the successor to the throne of a foreign sovereign state.

Deception

release date: Nov 06, 2020
Deception
For Olivia Lawrence Ward, having a photographic memory can be a curse by which to relive harrowing past experiences, or a blessing to bring perpetrators to justice. Occasionally indulging in delectable naughty pleasures, this hardened Pulitzer prize winning investigative journalist has had her fair share of dealing with madmen, exposing corruption, and experiencing the trauma of surviving warzones first hand. Still reeling from the brutal murder of her godfather, CIA Agent Stuart Grady, Olivia's world is thrown into disarray when her ex, Joshua Hunt, crashes his way back into her life, and in the process, saves her from certain death at the hands of a hired assassin. Together they navigate the tightrope of escaping from a Colombian cartel and uncovering the tangled web Olivia is caught in, all with the help of Hunt's colleagues at the private security firm, SPN Industries. Only this time, the trail leads them out of the frying pan and into the fire as Olivia's conservative Savannah family contends with the news of her secret nuptials and meeting her longtime estranged ex-military husband for the first time. As Managing Director of SPNI, Agent Sophia Parker's relaxing Bogotá weekend getaway with her family and friends becomes a chaotic mess when one of her operatives and the woman who scorned him find themselves in dire straits. Assisted by her friends, Deputy Sheriff Lisa Montgomery and Veterinarian Jack Foster, they use their wits to help Joshua Hunt outsmart powerfully connected adversaries. Their intricate deception steers them to ultimately find refuge in the eastern seaboard rural town of Ravens Nest for the final showdown as the enemy tightens the noose. Following on from the Ravens Nest series, Deception is the first book in the Savannah Sizzle series. The characters face grave emotional consequences and encounter unexpected perilous situations due to their bygone past and decisions made long ago.

Of Masters, Mistresses, and Monsters

release date: Jun 15, 2020
Of Masters, Mistresses, and Monsters
When Jeanie Rogers, a neighbor he didn't even know, is horrifically murdered, Kurt MacIntyre isn't worried about the police questioning him since he has an airtight alibi. Then the coroner drastically changes the victim's time of death, nullifying Kurt's alibi. As the evidence against him quickly mounts, he begins to wonder: was the real target the dead woman - or Kurt himself? Arrested and scheduled for trial, Kurt is unwilling to surrender the only control he has left over the rest of his life and insists on defending himself pro per, only accepting Tanya, a public defender, as his assistant or 'second chair.' As Kurt and Tanya plan legal strategy, Kurt's wife Meg mobilizes friends and murder-book-club members into a Ladies' Auxiliary to look for clues in the mass of evidence reluctantly released by the prosecution, while mysterious friends from Kurt's past step in to provide behind-the-scene aid in the search for the actual killer. It soon becomes apparent Kurt and company have been pulled into a morass by unseen powers, with origins hundreds of miles and twenty years distant and involving a vendetta festering for decades. All the ingenuity and deviousness of Kurt and his team may not be enough to let him escape the tangled web ensnaring him.

The Last Lavender Train

release date: May 26, 2020
The Last Lavender Train
Rachael and Peter Maxon, a happily married, successful mystery-writing team living in New England, also operate a series of luxurious mystery trains in California each summer. For both their novels and the train mysteries, he invents the plots and she does the writing. Rachael also owns a book store with partners Jennifer and Erica. While gathering information for the Lavender Trains - this year's series that Rachael is developing solo so Peter will have to solve the mysteries along with the guests - she is killed when her rented car crashes and burns. Despite their mutual dislike, Peter enlists Erica's help when he discovers the suicide case Rachael was adapting for the trains may actually have been a murder and to avoid exposure, she feared the murderer might kill her. Clues recovered from deleted computer files suggest the killer is a guest on the final train, so Peter and Erica attend the trains to unmask that killer. As their search leads them closer and closer to the unlikeliest suspect, they forget that, when you hunt a killer, the killer also hunts you.

Destiny

release date: Feb 17, 2020
Destiny
Former British Military Intelligence Officer Francesca Dalbar, new recruit to private security firm SPN Industries, is tasked with protecting the eccentric and socially inept geneticist, Professor Horus Galili. The stakes are high, as Galili is responsible for evaluating shortlisted candidates in picking a consort for Crown Princess Sabrina of Luxembourg. This undertaking requires him to seamlessly intermingle with the aristocracy during the week-long nuptials of one of the princess's friends on a swank private Caribbean resort island. Needless to say, Dalbar has her work cut out for her.Princess Sabrina's resolve to do whatever it takes to meet her obligations to the Crown is tested severely when she runs into the one man who had previously seduced his way into her heart; Agent Daniel Wolff, a.k.a. Lord Daniel of Moyle. Wolff already holds the ire of the astute matriarch of the family, Princess Anna. Sabrina's grandmother is wholly invested in fortifying the monarchy and securing their lineage by merging Sabrina's hand with the purest of the bloodlines of old. Lord Daniel, being an adopted son of a marchioness, has been found lacking for such royal purposes.Even on this idyllic love island where passion boils over, danger is not far behind when Sabrina's exiled uncle makes a play for the throne. Facing perils from outside and within the circle of those they trust, the royals have to rely on old confidants and new acquaintances to survive and escape unscathed. Princesses Sabrina and Anna find themselves seeking refuge in the unlikeliest of places, at the eastern seaboard rural town of Ravens Nest, with nothing but the clothes on their backs.Destiny is the 7th book in the Ravens Nest series. By design, fate propels the characters down an unexpected path toward their destiny, with chance encounters either being a means of survival, or merely, a steep fare for surrendering to their ultimate defeat.

Ravens Nest Convergence

release date: Jan 14, 2018
Ravens Nest Convergence
Deputy Sheriff Lisa Montgomery is grappling to maintain law and order after an attempt on Abby Willis's life, Vice President of Willis & Atkins Construction and daughter of the sitting governor whose family visits town to attend the wedding of Dr. Jessica Atkins and Martin Orion. The chaos escalates when a shooter murders the hired assassin and an interagency investigator starts snooping around.Special Agent Caleb Parker of the ATF arrives in Ravens Nest, tasked with investigating the recent officer-involved shootings that left more than a dozen mercenaries dead. Strongly suspicious of possible corruption in the sheriff's department, he is further alarmed when shot at the very night he arrives into town. Hell-bent on breaking Deputy Sheriff Lisa Montgomery to uncover the truth, he soon faces the wrath of a woman disrespected and pushed to the limits. Their uneasy alliance and investigation lead them to believe that more members of the criminal organization implicated in the recently uncovered government data breaches are involved--and that the conspiracy is deeper entrenched than it first appeared. The hidden connection to Sheriff Mel Goodwin, Abby Willis and Lisa Montgomery's past becomes clear as a criminal mastermind converges on Ravens Nest seeking to exact revenge, up close and very personal. Relationships are challenged as secrets are revealed with the advent of the newcomers to town, including the formidable Parker sisters, who keep a close eye on their brother, Caleb.This third book set in the once quiet coastal town of Ravens Nest brings new perils that disrupt the peace and endanger the lives of the local residents.

The Pathway

release date: Aug 17, 2017
The Pathway
Dr Jessica Atkins wants nothing more than to see the Emergency Department she works at in her rear view mirror. Overworked and on the verge on burnout, her much anticipated vacation in the idyllic coastal town of Ravens Nest is railroaded when her paths cross with an injured and insanely handsome mystery man.Fleeing for his life, the sacred and obscure pathway from a parallel world leads Martin's bruised and battered body literally falling at Jessica's feet. Haunted by the betrayal he had just witnessed and fearful for his sister's life, who would now be forced into ruling over a war torn world in his absence, he struggles to come to terms with his new reality and the beguiling allure of the stranger tending to him.Torn between her duty of care, disbelief in the existence of another world, and an impossible attraction for a man she hardly knows, Jessica utilizes the only resources available to her in Ravens Nest. The medical facilities offered at the local veterinary clinic owned by eccentric veterinarian, Jack Foster. Navigating meddlesome small town politics with a Sheriff she despises, Jessica attends to Martin, setting in motion an interwoven tempestuous journey where hearts, cultures and indeed worlds collide.Can they find some middle ground to rescue and protect the ones they love, bring perpetrators to justice and alter the course of history? Lives will be forever changed and no one is left unscathed in this gripping adventure.

Ravens Nest Retribution

release date: Nov 02, 2017
Ravens Nest Retribution
Former Military Police Captain Melissa Goodwin thought she had escaped the trauma of her marriage breakup and the death of her brother, Major Chris Goodwin, when she left behind her former life as a naval officer, and moved back to her hometown of Ravens Nest. Elected as the small town county Sheriff, she rebuilt her life, revived friendships and integrated with the local community.Her quiet existence goes into a tailspin when her estranged husband and the in-laws arrive in town, accompanied by the usual security detail that accompanies the likes of the Governor's family. Contending with an almost ex-mother-in-law (aka the Dragon Lady) is not her idea of a quality family reunion and causes a logistical nightmare when the community is cleaning up after a severe tropical storm.Trouble follows former JAG lawyer Harvey Willis like a shadow and this time was no different. Hot on his heels are a team of ruthless mercenaries, all converging on Ravens Nest, and threatening to disrupt the upcoming nuptials of their friend, Doctor Jessica Atkins. Harvey suddenly finds himself reliant on the last woman in the world who has time for him - his wife. Can he convince Sheriff Goodwin to give him the time of day and mete out retribution for the losses they had faced over the past year? The stakes are high in this explosive action pack second book set in the idyllic coastal town of Raven Nest.

Tales from the House of Ashimbabbar

release date: Aug 29, 2019
Tales from the House of Ashimbabbar
A woman lives undetected in a relative's home for years, hiding in the most unsuspected place.A man finally outsmarts the Devil in a bargain.Elderly residents displaced from their homes by an unscrupulous lawyer have no legal recourse.An astronaut lives his dream - not as he dreamed it.An obsessed man compulsively pursues the woman he holds responsible for the death of his family.A different mind solves a problem differently.An elderly woman picks up a gun for the first time in her life to defend her friends - and herself.A Native American tells how things got to be as they are.A psychic accidentally discovers the worst serial killer.An ancient book needs help to survive.These are some tales best told in the Dark of the Moon.

Of Monsters and Men

release date: Aug 13, 2019
Of Monsters and Men
Samantha, a professionally competent but socially awkward woman in her late twenties, is promoted, requiring relocation to another state. Looking forward to her new position and financial freedom, she sets out to explore the region that will be her new home. Unexpectedly, her trip develops into a wonderful dream. Then, all too soon, that dream turns into a nightmare, a nightmare from which her only escape is death; her only possible victoty: being the last to die..Warning: This story contains instances of violence and non-consensual sex which you may find disturbing - in fact, you should. However, they are essential to the tale I would tell.
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