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SO ABOUT THE MONEY

So-About-the-Money-2-1000x1500 copyWhen Holly Price trips over a friend’s dead body while hiking, her life takes a nosedive into a world of intrigue and danger. The verdict is murder—and Holly is the prime suspect. Of course, it doesn’t help matters that the sexy—and very pissed off—cop threatening to arrest her is JC Dimitrak, her jilted ex-fiancé.

To protect her future, her business…and her heart…the intrepid forensic accountant must use all her considerable investigative skills to follow the money through an intricate web of shadow companies, while staying one step ahead of her ex-fiancé. She better solve the case before the real killer decides CPA stands for Certified Pain in the Ass…and the next dead body found beside the river is Holly’s.

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DOUBLE DOWN

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Murder isn’t supposed to be in the cards for blackjack dealer Maddie Larsson. Busted takes on a new meaning when her favorite customer, a former Poker World Tour champion, is murdered. His family claims—loudly and often—that Maddie is the gold-digging murderer. She better prove she’s on the level before the real killer cashes in her chips. 

If the victim’s body had been dumped five hundred yards up the road, Franklin County Sheriff’s Detective JC Dimitrak wouldn’t have been assigned to the Tom Tom Casino murder case. Instead, he’s hunting for suspects and evidence while dealing with a nemesis from the past and trying to preserve his own future. He better play his cards correctly and find the killer before an innocent woman takes the ultimate hit.

Read an excerpt: Meet Maddie Larsson

MALBEC MAYHEM ~ a So About… Novella

Will a missing case of wine grapes drown a new romance?

Successful restaurateur Alex Montoya’s charmed life has hit a snag. His trusted business partner turned out to be not exactly trustworthy, and Alex could be facing jail time over some of his partner’s shady financial deals. As if that weren’t bad enough, creditors are calling in loans he didn’t know he had and he’s desperate to prove his innocence before all his businesses are repossessed.

After a career-building stint in Napa Valley, Sofia Pincelli has returned home to eastern Washington to take over the family’s winery. Running the family business, however, means dealing with her ailing father’s continued micro-management—and his disapproval of Alex. Her father’s condemnation of Alex’s rumored involvement in his business partner’s schemes runs so deep, it threatens Alex and Sofia’s blossoming romance…along with the Pincelli family’s signature red wine. Sofia needs Alex’s crop of Malbec grapes to show her father she has what it takes to make award-winning wine—and save the reputation and finances of the Pincelli winery.

When the Malbec grapes go missing, Alex and Sofia must join forces to find the fruit before it spoils—or risk destroying both of their businesses and their hearts.

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CYPHER

When a hitman kills the wrong person…

Cypher-frontcover-Glass-Final-72dpiCara Wainwright thinks life can’t get tougher when her mother’s cancer becomes terminal—until she returns home from the hospital and finds a courtyard full of police officers and her houseguests dead.

Greenville, SC Detective David Morris, is unsure if Cara is the suspect or the intended murder victim. Searching for insight into her family, their mounting secrets, and the conflicting evidence from multiple crimes, his attraction to Cara complicates his investigation. Is the lure need, manipulation—or real?

While David pursues forensic evidence, Cara pushes for answers about her father’s possible involvement, for at the center of the mystery stands Cypher—the company her father built and will take any measures to defend.

When the assassin strikes again, Cara and David have to trust each other and work together to stop the killer before he eliminates the entire Wainwright family.

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I’m absolutely thrilled that CYPHER has been awarded both the HOLT MEDALLION and NATIONAL READER’S CHOICE awards for a novel with romantic elements. It’s hugely gratifying when readers connect with the stories and characters we love to bring to life.

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THE PROFESSOR

The Professor presses his palm against her flank, feeling the liquid warmth of her blood, hotter than her skin. Hot, like the life force that he has claimed… The power over life and death is the ultimate thrill.

perkins_theprofessor_98260B-189x300Someone is murdering women on South Carolina’s college campuses: three women, three different schools. The Governor’s order to State Law Enforcement Agent Mick O’Shaughnessy is simple: make it stop. More political maneuvering diverts Mick to nearby Douglass College. There, instead of another dead body, he finds Meg Connelly, grad student and faculty advisor for the latest victim.

Determined to finish her master’s degree, Meg doesn’t need anybody’s help – including her estranged family – to succeed. There’s something irresistible about Mick, but the last time she let someone get close to her, she lost everything except her self-respect.
As the investigation heats up, so does their relationship. But Mick’s interest in Meg doesn’t just endanger her heart–it puts her in the sights of the killer.

Once he gets her alone, he can take all the time he needs…

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HONOR CODE

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In a small southern town where everyone knows each other’s business, veteran detective Larry Robbins must solve the disappearance of eighty-year-old widower George Beason.

When evidence arises that Beason may have left town on his own, it would be easy for Robbins to close the case, but his gut instinct tells him more’s at stake. As he uncovers clues about Beason’s deceased wife and his estranged daughter, Robbins must untangle conflicting motives and hidden agendas to bring Beason home alive.

With HONOR CODE, award-winning author Cathy Perkins delivers a mystery NOVELLA linked to her mystery novel, THE PROFESSOR.

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LUCK OF THE DRAW 

We’re celebrating the release of LUCK OF THE DRAW, a new box set with 13 luck-themed, brand-new stories!

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These 13 novellas are BRAND NEW and have never been published. Written by USA Today Bestselling, International, and Bestselling authors.

1 – Sometimes You Win by Stacy Eaton, USA Today Bestselling Author
Haley thinks playing the lottery is a waste of money, something she has little of. But what happens with Devon talks her into it and they win?

2 – Fade into Love by Michele Shriver, International Bestselling Author
Wren’s sweepstakes win lands her a walk-on role in a movie, where she crosses paths with the film’s second assistant director. Will her fade to black role fade into love, instead?

3 – Insert Wife Here by Susan Ann Wall, USA Today Bestselling Author
Sean Beckett turns Cynthia Munn’s luck — and her world — upside down with a harmless date, a risky bet, and a night Cyn might regret.

4 – Baby, Maybe by Lyssa Layne, National and International Bestselling Author
On the outside, Julie and Shawn have the perfect marriage–all they need is a child to complete their family. When fate is found taped to their door, will their family finally become whole?

5 – Hold ‘Em by Jacquie Biggar, USA Today Bestselling Author
In the game of love, all bets are off. Professional poker player Matt Shaughnessy wins more than he expects in the pot of a lifetime. A fiancée for a week.

6 – Going All In by Amy Manemann, International Bestselling Author
A return to his roots stirs up small town love when Tucker Williams reconnects with old flame, Hadley James.

7 – Placing Her Bet by Sharon Coady, National Bestselling Author
While Carissa places a bet at the races she collides with Joseph. Sparks fly, she thinks she’s found a man she can trust but an overheard conversation shatters her faith.

8 – Owned by Jade Kerrion, USA Today Bestselling Author
Unhappily divorced, Marie wins a $1,000,000 lottery. When her ex-husband re-enters her life, is he after her, or after her winnings?

9 – So Unlike Me by Nikki Lynn Barrett, USA Today Bestselling Author
Lizette’s pretending to be her twin. Dirk’s happy to have an old friend around during a rough time. What happens when real feelings develop and the truth comes out?

10 – Lost and Rich – Jude Ouvrard, International bestselling Author
Widowed before her thirtieth birthday, Gracie has dealt with enough tragedy in her life. Will her newfound fortune pave the road to happiness?

11 – Love in the World of Make Believe by Janis Susan May, International Bestselling Author
Edith is delighted to win a role in her favorite show. Fearsomely scarred second lead Lupo falls for Edith, but can he reveal his feelings when he carries so many secrets?

12 – Whole Lot ‘o Love by Bonnie Edwards, National Bestselling Author
Ashlee Branton’s stroke of luck is giving her and her son a new, settled life back home. But returning home means facing her son’s father, Brick Harcourt, in a most unsettling way.

13 – Double Down by Cathy Perkins, International Bestselling Author
Murder isn’t supposed to be in the cards for blackjack dealer Maddie Larsson. Detective JC Dimitrak must play his cards correctly and find the killer before an innocent woman takes the ultimate hit.