New Release Books by Karen Rose

Karen Rose is the author of Twins for Christmas (2021), Say Goodbye (2021), Quarter to Midnight (2022), Murder with Darjeeling Tea (2022) and other 195 books.

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Twins for Christmas

release date: Oct 26, 2021
Twins for Christmas
All they need for Christmas Sleigh Ride with the Single Dad by Alison Roberts Dr. Grace Forbes’s first day in Manhattan Mercy’s ER is unforgettable—especially when she runs into her old flame, ER chief Charles Davenport! The spark is still there between them, but they’ve both changed. Charles is now a widower and single dad to twin boys, while Grace has lost her dream of having children. Yet, as the weather gets colder, Charles and his little family might make her Christmas wish come true. Twins Under His Tree by Karen Rose Smith Young widow Dr. Lily Wescott has just given birth to twin baby girls. And she couldn’t have done it without Mitch Cortega. The decorated combat surgeon was with her every step of the way. Both Mitch and Lily need time to heal past wounds, but how much longer can they fight their attraction? With Christmas just around the corner, maybe it’s time to trust that love can bring them a new future! USA TODAY Bestselling Author Karen Rose Smith Previously published as Sleigh Ride with the Single Dad and Twins Under His Tree

Say Goodbye

release date: Aug 03, 2021
Say Goodbye
Eden faces a final reckoning when the cult''s past victims hunt them down in this explosive, high-stakes thriller in the Sacramento series from New York Times bestselling author Karen Rose. For decades, Eden has remained hidden in the remote wilds of the Pacific Northwest, “Pastor” keeping his cult''s followers in thrall for his personal profit and sexual pleasures. But the Founding Elders are splintering, and Pastor''s surrogate son DJ is scheming to make it all his own. When two of Eden''s newest members send out a cry for help, it reaches FBI Special Agent Tom Hunter, whose friend and fellow FBI Special Agent Gideon Reynolds and his sister, Mercy, are themselves escapees of the Eden cult, targeted by the Founding Elders who want them silenced forever. The three have vowed to find the cult and bring it down, and now, they finally have a solid lead. Neutralizing Eden’s threat will save captive members and ensure Tom’s new friends can live without fear. But when his best friend, ex-Army combat medic Liza Barkley, joins the case, it puts her life—and their blossoming love—in danger. With everything they hold dear in the balance, Tom and Liza, together with Gideon and Mercy, must end Eden once and for all.

Quarter to Midnight

release date: Aug 02, 2022
Quarter to Midnight
Discover New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Karen Rose’s brand-new series set in the sultry city of New Orleans and featuring a tough team of high-end private investigators who are after justice—no matter what they have to do to get it. Good cops. Bad cops. Only one will win. After completing her tours with the Marines in Iraq, Molly Sutton knew she could take down any bad guy she met. But when a family tragedy exposes the dark side of her local police, she joined up with her former CO Burke Broussard, who left New Orleans PD to set up a private investigative service for people who couldn’t find justice elsewhere. Gabe Hebert saw the toll that working for the NOPD took on his dad and decided instead to make a name for himself as one of the best young chefs in the French Quarter. But when his father’s death is ruled a suicide after a deliberately botched investigation by his former captain, Gabe knows his dad stumbled onto a truth that someone wants silenced. Gabe goes to his father’s best friend, Burke, for help. Burke assigns the toughest member of his team, Molly, to the case. Molly can’t believe she’s being asked to work with the smoking hot chef whose chocolate cake is not the only thing that makes her mouth water. Sparks fly as they follow the leads Gabe’s dad left them, unraveling a web of crimes, corruption, and murder that runs all the way to the top.

Murder with Darjeeling Tea

release date: May 24, 2022
Murder with Darjeeling Tea
Daisy’s Tea Garden is one of the many attractions in Pennsylvania’s Amish country—and when Daisy herself isn’t serving tea, she’s making sure justice is served . . . When Daisy Swanson arrives at Rumple’s Statuary shopping for a birthday present for her beau Jonas, Wilhelm Rumple’s cottage looks like something out of a fairy tale, reminding her of the Storybook Tea family event she’s planning. Even the man himself—short and stumpy in overalls with bare feet—seems like a storybook character. But as a businessman, Rumple is rumored to be as cold and hard as the statues he sells. Maybe that’s why, following a break-in at his cottage, Rumple is found dead in a dog run behind Four Paws Animal Shelter, bashed in the head. Now it’s up to Daisy to get the residents of Willow Creek to spill the tea on a little man who may have had some big secrets, so she can find a stone-cold killer . . . Includes delicious recipes!

Say No More

release date: Feb 09, 2021
Say No More
Mercy Callahan thought she''d escaped the cult decades ago, but its long fingers are reaching out for her again in this electrifying novel in the Sacramento series by New York Times bestselling author Karen Rose. Seventeen years ago. That was the last time Mercy Callahan saw Ephraim Burton, the leader of the twisted Eden cult where she was raised. But even though she escaped the abuse and terror, they continue to haunt her. When her brother Gideon discovers new evidence of the cult''s--and their victims''--whereabouts, Mercy goes to Sacramento to reconnect with him. There, she meets Gideon''s closest friend--homicide detective Rafe Sokolov. From Rafe, she receives an offer she never knew she needed: to track down Ephraim and make him pay for everything. But Ephraim, who had thought Mercy long dead, discovers she is in fact alive and that she is digging around for the cult''s secrets. And now he''ll do anything to take her back to Eden--dead or alive.

Murder with Oolong Tea

release date: Dec 29, 2020
Murder with Oolong Tea
In Pennsylvania’s Amish country, Daisy Swanson finds herself going back to school expecting to serve tea—only to get a crash course in criminal justice . . . The faculty of Willow Creek High School are having a get-together after the spring concert with refreshments provided, courtesy of Daisy’s Tea Garden. Oolong tea and chocolate biscuits are just what the staff needs to help them unwind from Althea Higgins’ demanding curriculum. Her lessons on such controversial subjects as school uniforms and underqualified substitute teachers are earning her an F from her colleagues. But a failing grade was preferable to Althea falling victim to foul play. Daisy was there when her body was discovered in the school swimming pool, murdered by strangulation. Althea was certainly a strict, opinionated taskmaster, unliked by both teachers and students, but would any of them actually want to kill her? As Daisy starts asking questions, she gets a real education in Althea’s history, discovering more than enough enemies with more than enough motives to cancel her classes permanently . . . Includes delicious recipes!

COLD BLOODED LIAR.

release date: Jan 01, 2023

Slay Bells Ring

release date: Oct 31, 2017
Slay Bells Ring
In this Pennsylvania town, crime lurks behind the Christmas decorations . . . “A great storyline that will keep you guessing to the very end.” —Suspense Magazine It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially now that Caprice De Luca has wrapped up her holiday-themed staging gig at a stunning historic home in downtown Kismet, Pennsylvania. Behind all the red ribbon and glowing string lights, homeowners Chris and Sara Merriweather have it all. But Chris, a Vietnam vet who plays Santa every year at the community park, has been displaying strange behavior after a recent trip to Washington, DC The joy of the season vanishes entirely when Chris is found murdered on Santa Lane, leaving behind his loyal malamute and lots of unfinished business. As Caprice uncovers hidden secrets in Santa''s workshop, the pressure is on to catch the candy cane-wielding culprit—before she’s next on a killer’s deadly wish list . . . “An irresistible sleuth.” —Leslie Meier, New York Times–bestselling author of Irish Parade Murder

Into the Dark

release date: Nov 26, 2019
Into the Dark
New York Times bestselling author Karen Rose returns with a new thriller in her chilling Cincinnati series. Michael Rowland is not your typical teenager. Deaf from birth, he’s always looked out for his five-year-old brother, Joshua. When his stepfather comes after Joshua, Michael takes the child and runs. He’s determined to protect his brother at all costs, even if that means making himself vulnerable to a danger he can’t hear coming. And the danger intensifies when Michael witnesses a stranger kill his stepfather. Desperate and afraid, the boys have nowhere else to go but to Joshua’s soccer coach, journalist and ex-Army ranger Diesel Kennedy. When Diesel sees that Michael is injured, he takes them to see Dr. Dani Novak—not only because she’s fluent in American Sign Language, but because he’s drawn to her and everything she stands for. She never refuses Diesel’s requests—because she, too, feels their connection—but she resists him for reasons she doesn’t want to confess. When Dani and Diesel learn that Michael saw the face of his stepfather’s killer, they fear for his safety. But they quickly discover that it’s even worse than they feared: They may have a serial killer on their hands—and all signs point to Michael as the next target. “[A] pedal-to-the-metal thriller with plenty of developed charactersand converging mysteries. . . . To call this book a page-turneris an understatement.”—USA Today on Say You''re Sorry “Rose writes blistering, high-octane suspense that never lets up.”—New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards

Death Is Not Enough

release date: Oct 02, 2018
Death Is Not Enough
The past comes back to haunt a high-profile defense attorney in the newest book in the Baltimore series from the New York Times bestselling author of Edge of Darkness and Monster in the Closet. In his work as a defense attorney in Baltimore, Thorne has always been noble to a fault--specializing in helping young people in trouble just as someone did for him when he was younger. He plays the part of the bachelor well, but he secretly holds a flame for his best friend and business partner, Gwyn Weaver, a woman struggling to overcome her own demons. After four years, he thinks he might finally be ready to confess his feelings, come what may. But his plans are derailed when he wakes up in bed with a dead woman--her blood on his hands and no recollection of how he got there. Whoever is trying to frame Thorne is about to lead him down the rabbit hole of his past, something he thought he had outran long ago. Thorne must figure out who has been digging into his secrets, how much they know, and how far they will go to bring him down . . .

THE NIGHT BEFORE BABY

release date: Sep 11, 2020
THE NIGHT BEFORE BABY
Catherine came to Portugal from England to inspect a painting. Roberto de Sousa, the man who requested her services, coldly dismisses her when he sees she’s a woman. Catherine’s determined to prove her worth to this former race car driver. But Roberto continues to avoid her, plagued by insecurities caused by the huge scar on his face from an accident. Yet his wild black curls and sexy gaze make Catherine feel as though her body is going to boil over. Scar and all, he is just too beautiful…

Edge of Darkness

release date: Jan 01, 2018
Edge of Darkness
A Cincinnati detective questions everything he knows--and everyone he trusts--in the new novel in \"New York Times\"-bestselling author Rose''s Cincinnati series. Original. Original.

Say No More

release date: Aug 11, 2020
Say No More
Mercy Callahan thought she''d escaped the cult decades ago, but its long fingers are reaching out for her again in this electrifying novel in the Sacramento series by New York Times bestselling author Karen Rose. Seventeen years ago. That was the last time Mercy Callahan saw Ephraim Burton, the leader of the twisted Eden cult where she was raised. But even though she escaped the abuse and terror, they continue to haunt her. When her brother Gideon discovers new evidence of the cult''s--and their victims''--whereabouts, Mercy goes to Sacramento to reconnect with him. There, she meets Gideon''s closest friend--homicide detective Rafe Sokolov. From Rafe, she receives an offer she never knew she needed: to track down Ephraim and make him pay for everything. But Ephraim, who had thought Mercy long dead, discovers she is in fact alive and that she is digging around for the cult''s secrets. And now he''ll do anything to take her back to Eden--dead or alive.

Say You're Sorry

release date: Feb 12, 2019
Say You're Sorry
A serial killer terrorizing the women of Sacramento meets his match in this pulse-pounding novel from New York Times bestselling author Karen Rose. There is a serial killer on the loose, preying on vulnerable women. The only identifiable mark the killer leaves are letters—sometimes one, sometimes two—all carved into the torsos of his victims. Together they spell “Sydney.” When he grabs Daisy Dawson, he believes he has found his next victim. But despite her small stature, she fights back with an expertise that quickly frees her. Before fleeing the scene, Daisy also manages to grab what proves to be crucial evidence: a necklace from around the killer’s neck. The necklace is more than a trivial item—it is a link to a cold case that Special Agent Gideon Reynolds has been tracking for seventeen years. With Daisy’s help, Gideon finally has the opportunity to get closer to the truth than ever before. But they might not get the chance, as the serial killer has a new target: Gideon and Daisy.

Cut to the Chaise

release date: Nov 27, 2018
Cut to the Chaise
Before she ties the knot, she’ll have to uncover a plot . . . “An irresistible sleuth.” —Leslie Meier, New York Times–bestselling author of Irish Parade Murder With her wedding day mere weeks away, home stager Caprice De Luca is busy arranging every last detail for the reception at Rambling Vines Winery—a stylish venue she redecorated two years earlier. But the closer the bride-to-be gets to saying “I do,” the more a celebration at Rambling Vines seems like a terrible mistake. As financial mishaps and unhappy customers put the winery in the red, an unidentified criminal plots to sour the business’s already ailing reputation. Worst of all, a romance from co-owner Michelle Dodd’s past could leave a permanent stain on Caprice’s best friend’s current love life. When Michelle’s aloof husband is found stabbed to death on a chaise lounge in the tasting room, Caprice vows to name the calculating culprit and set things right before her dream nuptials dissolve into a deadly nightmare . . . “[A] talented author.” —RT Book Reviews

Monster in the Closet

release date: Jan 01, 2017
Monster in the Closet
Equine therapist Taylor Dawson finds herself in the sights of a killer while helping two girls whose mother was brutally murdered, and must turn to her estranged father, Baltimore detective Clay Maynard, for help.

Murder with Clotted Cream

release date: May 26, 2020
Murder with Clotted Cream
A catering job has come in for Daisy’s Tea Garden in Pennsylvania’s Amish country—but death will be served before dessert . . . Margaret Vaughn has hired Daisy to provide afternoon tea for her theater group. A local girl who left long ago for an acting career in New York, Margaret has returned home—with a multimillionaire husband in tow. But while Daisy bustles around Margaret’s historic farmhouse, she senses that there’s tension behind the scenes. Then she discovers the hostess on the floor of the pantry—dead and covered with clotted cream. Barely recovered from her previous sleuthing adventure, Daisy joins forces with the former detective she’s been dating to help solve the case. Should she cast suspicion on the stars of the upcoming play? Can Margaret’s sister shine a spotlight on potential culprits? Or are there clues to be found in the victim’s past? With plenty of family stress of her own to deal with, all Daisy knows is she better act fast . . .

Conflict, Commerce, and an Aesthetic of Appropriation in the Italian Maritime Cities, 1000-1150

release date: Feb 05, 2018
Conflict, Commerce, and an Aesthetic of Appropriation in the Italian Maritime Cities, 1000-1150
In Conflict, Commerce, and an Aesthetic of Appropriation in the Italian Maritime Cities, 1000-1150, Karen Rose Mathews analyzes the relationship between war, trade, and the use of spolia (appropriated objects from past and foreign cultures) as architectural decoration in the public monuments of the Italian maritime republics in the eleventh and twelfth centuries.

Shades of Wrath

release date: Nov 29, 2016
Shades of Wrath
She’s making over a mansion for a good cause—but her client just met a bad end in this novel by the USA Today–bestselling author. Between her booming business, her family, and her work rescuing stray animals, home stager Caprice De Luca’s life is packed. But when a murder unsettles peaceful Kismet, Pennsylvania, she adds amateur sleuth to her resume. Thanks to a wealthy patron, Kismet’s women''s shelter, Sunrise Tomorrow, has inherited a run-down mansion. Now the shelter’s director, Wendy Newcomb, wants Caprice’s decorating expertise. Caprice is happy to help, but when she glimpses a few heated encounters between Wendy and some locals, she fears that Wendy may be in need of protection herself. When Wendy is found dead inside the old house, Caprice is compelled to poke around in her affairs—and discovers she had her share of enemies. Now, with countless clients, a TV gig that could make her a household name, and rumors of a marriage proposal on its way, Caprice must find time to design an investigation that will lure a crafty killer into the wide open—before someone else winds up in a state of permanent disrepair . . . “The author’s plotting skills are impressive.” —New York Journal of Books

Montana Secrets

release date: Mar 28, 2023
Montana Secrets
Coming soon! Montana Secrets by Karen Rose Smith\Christine Rimmer will be available Mar 28, 2023.

EXPECTING THE CEO'S BABY

release date: Apr 27, 2016
EXPECTING THE CEO'S BABY
Jenna was supposed to get pregnant by her late husband via artificial insemination…but due to a mishap made by the clinic, the seed of Blake Winston was used instead! A wealthy, independent man, Blake doesn’t need a wife, but does want a child. The situation quickly escalates and the case almost goes to court. Jenna, facing financial difficulties, gets increasingly flustered, and that’s when Blake makes an unexpected proposition:. “Marry me.” What on earth is he thinking?

Twins For Christmas/Sleigh Ride with the Single Dad/Twins Under His

release date: Dec 01, 2021
Twins For Christmas/Sleigh Ride with the Single Dad/Twins Under His
All they need for Christmas Sleigh Ride with the Single Dad - Alison Roberts Dr Grace Forbes’s first day in Manhattan Mercy’s ER is unforgettable — especially when she runs into her old flame, ER chief Charles Davenport! The spark is still there between them, but they’ve both changed. Charles is now a widower and single dad to twin boys, while Grace has lost her dream of having children. Yet, as the weather gets colder, Charles and his little family might make her Christmas wish come true. Twins Under His Tree - Karen Rose Smith Young widow Dr Lily Wescott has just given birth to twin baby girls. And she couldn’t have done it without Mitch Cortega. The decorated combat surgeon was with her every step of the way. Both Mitch and Lily need time to heal past wounds, but how much longer can they fight their attraction? With Christmas just around the corner, maybe it’s time to trust that love can bring them a new future!

Say Goodbye (The Sacramento Series Book 3)

release date: Aug 05, 2021
Say Goodbye (The Sacramento Series Book 3)
Only she can stop him. But he''s got nothing left to lose... SAY GOODBYE is the enthralling third and final instalment in the Sacramento series, by bestselling author Karen Rose. ''Intense, complex and unforgettable'' JAMES PATTERSON ''Karen Rose writes the kind of high-wire suspense that keeps you riveted'' LISA GARDNER _________ The closer you get to the truth, the more dangerous it gets. FBI Agent Tom Hunter has been chasing down leads to find the brutal cult that damaged some of his closest friends. They managed to escape to tell their stories, but Eden''s location has always remained a mystery. Liza Barkley is struggling with her feelings for Tom and wonders if their friendship can survive the secrets they''ve kept from one another. But they may be forced to confront the truth when a chance to help the investigation puts Liza directly in the line of fire. When the perpetrator of an attempted sniper attack on Liza and her friends is discovered to be one of the cult''s leaders, DJ Belmont, it becomes clear that he is out to get revenge on the victims who escaped Eden''s clutches. But there is one person who has always had control over DJ, and who no one outside of Eden has ever glimpsed: cult leader Pastor. When a serious injury forces Pastor to seek help outside the confines of the Eden, Tom and his team finally have a chance to bring the cult down. But DJ Belmont has his own plan, and is not going to stop until he gets what he wants... _________ Praise for Karen Rose: ***** ''This book grabs your attention from the first page and keeps you engrossed until the very last. The plot is so intricate... The characters are so well described you feel as if they are real people. I love this authors writing'' ***** ''I own everything Karen Rose has written and this series is brilliant... This is another spellbinder, a definite can''t-put-down-er!!!! So many twists and turns it''ll make your head spin!!! I would highly recommend this book'' ***** ''This is a great and well-written ending to a very gripping story line... If you haven''t read her before, I heartily recommend her'' ***** ''These books will make you laugh, cry, rage and marvel at how the written word can inspire every emotion you have!''

Murder with Clotted Cream

release date: Apr 07, 2021
Murder with Clotted Cream
A catering job has come in for Daisy''s Tea Garden in Pennsylvania''s Amish country--but death will be served before dessert . . . Margaret Vaughn has hired Daisy to provide afternoon tea for her theater group. A local girl who left long ago for an acting career in New York, Margaret has returned home--with a multimillionaire husband in tow. But while Daisy bustles around Margaret''s historic farmhouse, she senses that there''s tension behind the scenes. Then she discovers the hostess on the floor of the pantry--dead and covered with clotted cream. Barely recovered from her previous sleuthing adventure, Daisy joins forces with the former detective she''s been dating to help solve the case. Should she cast suspicion on the stars of the upcoming play? Can Margaret''s sister shine a spotlight on potential culprits? Or are there clues to be found in the victim''s past? With plenty of family stress of her own to deal with, all Daisy knows is she better act fast . . . Includes delicious recipes!

Murder with Darjeeling Tea

release date: May 24, 2022
Murder with Darjeeling Tea
When the owner of a local stationary shop known for its whimsical style is found dead behind Four Paws Animal Shelter, it''s up to tea shop owner and amateur sleuth Daisy Swanson to find the stone cold killer in the latest installment of Karen Rose Smith''s popular Daisy''s Tea Garden Mystery series. When Daisy Swanson arrives at Rumple''s Statuary shopping for a birthday present for her beau Jonas, Wilhelm Rumple''s cottage looks like something out of a fairy tale, reminding her of the Storybook Tea family event she''s planning. Even the man himself--short and stumpy in overalls with bare feet--seems like a storybook character. But as a businessman, Rumple is rumored to be as cold and hard as the statues he sells. Maybe that''s why, following a break-in at his cottage, Rumple is found dead in a dog run behind Four Paws Animal Shelter, bashed in the head. Now it''s up to Daisy to get the residents of Willow Creek to spill the tea on a little man who may have had some big secrets, so she can find a stone-cold killer...

Quarter to Midnight

release date: Aug 04, 2022
Quarter to Midnight
The truth of what happened that night lies with a secret witness. *Pre-order the new novel from Karen Rose now* Quarter to Midnight is the first thrilling novel in a brand new series by Sunday Times bestselling author Karen Rose, set in New Orleans. Rocky Hebert walks into his death at quarter to midnight one New Orleans night. His son Gabe cannot accept the official verdict of suicide and enlists the help of the Burke Broussard Private Investigation Agency to discover the real cause of death. PI Molly Sutton knows what it''s like to lose a father in tragic circumstances and will go to any lengths to crack the investigation, as she tries to fight off her growing feelings for Gabe. They soon realise Rocky was working on an investigation of his own; one that threatened to expose the deep corruption going all the way to the top of the police department. And that the key to the puzzle lies with a young witness to a murder that happened years earlier: Xavier Morrow. Just what did Rocky know? And who might have shut him up? As they get closer and closer to the truth, they realise that the killer is not going to stop at Rocky. And that Xavier is in very real danger. Someone will go to any lengths to protect what he witnessed that night coming out... ''High-wire suspense that keeps you riveted'' Lisa Gardner ''Intense, complex and unforgettable'' James Patterson ''Fast and furious'' Sun

The Hot Heroes And Animal Magnetism Collection

release date: May 13, 2021

A Christmas in Montana

release date: Nov 29, 2022
A Christmas in Montana
All she needs for Christmas The Maverick''s Snowbound Christmas by Karen Rose Smith Called out to Eli Dalton''s ranch, veterinarian Hadley Strickland is forced to spend the night during a fierce Montana blizzard. While it may have been a horse in distress that brought Hadley to the Circle D, it''s the handsome, steady Eli who draws her back. But she''ll be leaving Rust Creek Falls before Christmas. So there''s no reason to tell Eli her secret, is there? A Montana Christmas Reunion by Roz Denny Fox This isn''t the first time veterinarian Jewell Hyatt let Saxon Conrad go. When they were teens, she broke up with him so that he could pursue his country music career. Now, pregnant after their unexpected reunion, Jewell must prepare herself to walk away from Saxon again. Her heart may object, but she refuses to hold him back... USA TODAY Bestselling Author Karen Rose Smith 2 Heartfelt Stories The Maverick''s Snowbound Christmas and A Montana Christmas Reunion

Say No More (the Sacramento Series Book 2)

release date: Feb 09, 2021

The Cowboy's Secret Baby

release date: Aug 01, 2015
The Cowboy's Secret Baby
It takes two to make a baby… When an injury forces bull rider Ty Conroy home to his family ranch, he comes face-to-face with a big secret. A tiny version of himself. His son. Ty never anticipated being a daddy, but there''s no denying the adorable boy. Nor the one amazing night he had with the baby''s mom, Marissa Lopez. A night Ty can''t forget… …but three to make a family. Moving to Ty''s ranch was supposed to be just a temporary move for Marissa and the baby. Instead it''s proving to be a temptation for her, and if appearances are to be believed, for Ty as well. But Marissa has to resist, for their son''s sake. Because nothing—and no one—can keep a rodeo cowboy in one place. And when he leaves this time, she''ll be damned if he takes her heart with him…again.

Alone in the Dark

release date: Feb 02, 2016
Alone in the Dark
New York Times bestselling author Karen Rose returns with a breathtaking novel of suspense in the Cincinnati series—one that crosses the line between danger and desire, and justice and revenge. Homicide Detective Scarlett Bishop has seen enough bad guys slip through the cracks and innocent victims go unavenged to know that good doesn''t always prevail. So far she’s been able to lock away her rage and her vigilante fantasies. That lock is about to break. Former Army Ranger Marcus O''Bannion is a fierce champion of victims’ rights. His secret past gives him good reason. He believes he’s seen the depths of human depravity, but then his investigation into the murder of a young girl who once asked for his help lures him and Scarlett down a dark, dark road—and straight into the crosshairs of a dangerous, powerful underground ring that deals in human trafficking. To stop them, Scarlett and Marcus have to be just as cunning and just as ruthless. But first they have to make it out alive.

Drape Expectations

release date: Aug 01, 2015
Drape Expectations
A design expert is decorating the home of a rock star’s girlfriend—but murder clashes with everything—in this mystery by the USA Today–bestselling author. These days, home stager Caprice De Luca’s calendar is a full house. Her grandmother’s health is failing, her wayward uncle is stirring the pot, and she’s torn between two equally eligible suitors. With so much drama in her personal life, Caprice is grateful to have Ace Richland, a former ’80s rock star, ask her to stage his girlfriend’s house. But Alanna Goodwin is a tough customer who balks at Caprice’s ideas and all but commandeers the staging. Caprice almost isn’t surprised when the snappish Southern belle is strangled to death with a tieback from her tacky velvet drapes. But just as she draws back the curtains on the truth, Caprice realizes she may be next on a murderer’s set list . . .

Murder with Oolong Tea

release date: Jan 01, 2021
Murder with Oolong Tea
In bestselling author Karen Rose Smith''s sixth delightfully devious Daisy''s Tea Garden Mystery, Pennsylvania Amish country''s favorite tea house proprietor, Daisy Swanson, finds herself going back to school expecting to serve tea--only to get a crash course in criminal justice! The faculty of Willow Creek High School are having a get-together after the spring concert with refreshments provided, courtesy of Daisy''s Tea Garden. Oolong tea and chocolate biscuits are just what the staff needs to help them unwind from Althea Higgins'' demanding curriculum. Her lessons on such controversial subjects as school uniforms and under qualified substitute teachers are earning her an F from her colleagues. But a failing grade was preferable to Althea falling victim to foul play. Daisy was there when her body was discovered in the school swimming pool, murdered by strangulation. Althea was certainly a strict, opinionated taskmaster, unliked by both teachers and students, but would any of them actually want to kill her? As Daisy starts asking questions, she gets a real education in Althea''s history, discovering more than enough enemies with more than enough motives to cancel her classes permanently...

Closer Than You Think

release date: Feb 03, 2015
Closer Than You Think
A woman on the run must confront her dark past at her family’s home in Cincinnati in this thrilling novel of romantic suspense from New York Times bestselling author Karen Rose. Psychologist Faith Corcoran is desperate to escape the stalker who’s made her life a nightmare for the past year—desperate enough to run to the one place that has been her nightmare far longer. Her recent inheritance of her grandmother’s old house in Cincinnati offers sanctuary in which she can start her life anew, but requires that she face the dark memories that still resonate to this day. But she has no idea how close to home her fears still are... Two college girls have gone missing in the area, and FBI Special Agent Deacon Novak is called to work on the case. When his inquiry unexpectedly leads him to Faith, he finds a beautiful and brave woman he can’t help but fall for. Soon they’ll discover that this seemingly simple investigation is anything but. Reaching back decades into Faith’s own past, it will shatter everything she believes to be true and will give terrifying new meaning to flesh and blood.

Drape Expectations

release date: Jan 01, 2015
Drape Expectations
These days, home stager Caprice De Luca''s calendar is a full house. Her grandmother''s health is failing, her wayward uncle is stirring the pot, and she''s torn between two equally eligible suitors. With so much drama in her personal life, Caprice is grateful to have Ace Richland, a former 80s rock star, ask her to stage his girlfriend''s house. But Alanna Goodwin is a tough customer who balks at Caprice''s ideas and all but commandeers the staging. Caprice almost isn''t surprised when the snappish Southern belle is strangled to death with a tieback from her tacky velvet drapes. But just as she draws back the curtains on the truth, Caprice realizes she may be next on a murderer''s set list...

Closer Than You Think

release date: Jan 01, 2015
Closer Than You Think
Psychologist Faith Corcoran, desperate to escape a stalker, flees to her grandmother''s old house, but when dark memories come back to haunt her, she must join with FBI Special Agent Deacon Novak to face the past. By an acclaimed New York Times best-selling author. Original.

Murder with Oolong Tea

release date: Jan 01, 2021
Murder with Oolong Tea
In bestselling author Karen Rose Smith''s sixth delightfully devious Daisy''s Tea Garden Mystery, Pennsylvania Amish country''s favorite tea house proprietor, Daisy Swanson, finds herself going back to school expecting to serve tea--only to get a crash course in criminal justice!. The faculty of Willow Creek High School are having a get-together after the spring concert with refreshments provided, courtesy of Daisy''s Tea Garden. Oolong tea and chocolate biscuits are just what the staff needs to help them unwind from Althea Higgins'' demanding curriculum. Her lessons on such controversial subjects as school uniforms and under qualified substitute teachers are earning her an F from her colleagues. But a failing grade was preferable to Althea falling victim to foul play. Daisy was there when her body was discovered in the school swimming pool, murdered by strangulation. Althea was certainly a strict, opinionated taskmaster, unliked by both teachers and students, but would any of them actually want to kill her? As Daisy starts asking questions, she gets a real education in Althea''s history, discovering more than enough enemies with more than enough motives to cancel her classes permanently...

Home on the Ranch

release date: Dec 01, 2020
Home on the Ranch
Hearts under wraps... The Maverick’s Holiday Surprise - Karen Rose Smith Cowboy Hudson Jones will do anything for family. So when his brother asks him to oversee a day-care center, he agrees. Thankfully Bella Stockton is there to help out. The capable day-care manager intrigues Hudson, but she’s keeping him at arm’s length. When he finds out the truth about Bella, will it still be a holiday to remember? The Cowboy’s Christmas Bride - Patricia Johns Ever since Andy Granger sold his piece of the family ranch to developers, the community can’t forgive him. He’s only back to run a cattle drive for his brother. Now the developers have cut off water to Dakota Mason’s neighboring ranch, and Dakota joins the ride to help pay the bills. Dakota has every reason to hate him, but Andy may surprise everyone...including himself.

Christmas Brides Collection

release date: Nov 01, 2020
Christmas Brides Collection
The Christmas Brides Collection from Mills & Boon

Gilt by Association

release date: Jan 01, 2015
Gilt by Association
While home stager Caprice De Luca is preparing for an open house at a family friend''s home, her client is found murdered on the property before the event, and Caprice turns her attention to searching for suspects.
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