05. January 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Fiction, Melody K, Romance, Thriller/Suspense

Sweet vengeance by Cindy Stark, 293 pages, read by Melody, on 01/04/2015

Allie Jordan is in love and believes her future is bright. She’s finally going to have the family she longs for. But her dreams fade to black when her mobster-wanna-be boyfriend is executed at her feet. She’s spared the same fate by a muscle-bound vigilante who tosses her over his shoulder and turns her life upside down, in more ways than one.

Jase Tyler has one goal in life—to exact revenge on the Chicago mobsters who slaughtered his family. But when he rescues Allie, things begin to change. The last thing he wants is to be responsible for a woman who reminds him he has a soul, but there’s a price on her head, and he refuses to let the mob have her.

Love and danger are now a packaged deal, and they can’t have one without the other. The true test will come when she discovers what he’s been keeping from her. (description from Goodreads.com)

31. December 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Fiction, Melody K, Romance, Thriller/Suspense

Watch me by Cynthia Eden, 200 pages, read by Melody, on 12/28/2014

Watch Me…The first book in New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Cynthia Eden’s sexy new romantic suspense series…DARK OBSESSION.

He was hired to protect her.

Watching gorgeous Gwen Hawthorne wasn’t a hard job—but it certainly was tempting. Chance Valentine had tried to keep his distance from the sexy socialite for years, but when her father hired him to keep watch on her—as a twenty-four, seven bodyguard—Chance knew his control was about to be pushed to the limit.

He’d never wanted another woman the way he desired her. Hot. Intense. Consuming. Being so close to Gwen, Chance knew that he wouldn’t be able to resist her. So he gave into his need, her need, and he took them both to the edge of a dark and consuming desire.

But Chance soon realizes that he isn’t the only one watching Gwen. Someone else is out there, a stalker who won’t rest until Gwen is destroyed. Every day, every moment…Gwen is in danger. And Chance knows that if he can’t unmask the stalker, then he may just lose the only woman he has ever loved. (from Goodreads.com)

31. December 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Fiction, Melody K, Romance, Thriller/Suspense

Sounds of night by Jennifer Hayden, 394 pages, read by Melody, on 12/28/2014

Defense attorney, Lexi Chase, has found a new life for herself in Cole Creek, Idaho. She is quickly embraced by the local law community…….until she wins the wrong case and sets a killer free. Suddenly she is thrust into a maze of terror. Someone begins stalking her with a bone chilling vengeance. And then her neighbor is brutally murdered and a cold blooded killing spree begins. County Prosecutor, Derek Slade, Lexi’s one time nemesis, quickly becomes her only ally. Derek isn’t sure what to think of Lexi’s evasive nature, or the fact that she gives him only cryptic details about her past. Though he can’t deny he’s attracted to her, he immediately distrusts her. Before long he has no choice but to accept the fact that he is the only person who stands between her and a sociopathic madman – a madman who has seemingly put them both at the center of his obsession. In the midst of a horrific game, bodies begin to add up. Terror is spreading. Simon says it’s time to play again, and this time he will stop at nothing until he is the last one left standing. (from Goodreads.com)

31. December 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Fiction, Melody K, Romance, Thriller/Suspense

Promise him anything by Carla Cassidy, 336 pages, read by Melody, on 12/24/2014

She promised not to leave him. But some promises are made to be broken…

For a year, Juliette Monroe and her son have been on the run from her abusive ex-husband. But when he finally tracks them down, he must confront local cop Nick Corelli, who has vowed to keep Juliette and her son safe. And when sparks fly between Juliette and Nick, they know that first they must confront the madman threatening not only their blossoming love-but also their lives…(from Goodreads.com)

22. December 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Fiction, Melody K, Romance, Thriller/Suspense

Every move you make by Carla Cassidy, 336 pages, read by Melody, on 12/21/2014

On her thirtieth birthday, Annalise Blakely gets a strange package. Inside, along with one of her company’s hand-crafted dolls, is a note: I don’t need this anymore. I have my own. Annalise puts the package aside-she has enough on her mind. Since her mother died, Annalise has been working nonstop to keep Blakely Dolls a success. Her deadbeat dad wants to be back in the picture. And she’s dating again.

But the policeman she’s seeing has chilling news: someone is murdering women, dressing them up as Blakely Dolls, and leaving them for the police to find. And, although no one knows it yet, the killer is stalking Annalise, the model for the original doll, for his final display. (from Goodreads.com)

22. December 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Fiction, Melody K, Romance, Thriller/Suspense

Say mercy by Jennifer Hayden, 348 pages, read by Melody, on 12/19/2014

Ten years ago, Mariah Ann (Ryan) Kendall walked away from her hometown, the nightmares of her childhood, and the love of her life……and straight into the arms of the devil, himself. From an abusive marriage to a life on the run, Ryan somehow survives and eventually makes her way back to the home she ran from to begin with. Confronted with more than one demon, Ryan is forced to face the ghost of her alcoholic father and the house where he died. She must also face Colton Wade. Her childhood sweetheart – the boy she left behind without so much as a goodbye, is now a man filled with bitterness and anger. Attraction simmers between them, in spite of their tumultuous past. But secrets can be deadly and soon Ryan learns that Colt has a few of his own. And among those secrets, a monster lies in waiting. A monster that soon leaves body after body in its wake. A monster that will stop at nothing to get what it wants; Mariah Ann Kendall, dead. (from Goodreads.com)

16. December 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Fiction, Melody K, Romance

Keep by Karyn Lawrence, 270 pages, read by Melody, on 12/15/2014

Billionaire CEO Shawn Dunn has plenty of sex, power, and money. A woman turning down his advances? Unfathomable. Yet that’s what she does, again and again.

Kara Hayward is supposed to be off limits. Her sister is hiding from the dangerous assassin she escaped from, and it’s best for everyone if Shawn keeps his distance. Certainly as far as Kara is concerned. Shawn’s only after one thing and then he’ll walk away, just like her ex-husband.

But Shawn has larger desires and he’s used to getting what he wants. He doesn’t care if being together is dangerous. He doesn’t believe that threat to him, or his empire, is real. Right up to the night he has everything taken away.

15. December 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Fiction, Melody K, Romance, Thriller/Suspense

Cold light of day by Toni Anderson, 340 pages, read by Melody, on 12/14/2014

Physicist Scarlett Stone is the daughter of the man considered to be the most notorious Russian agent in FBI history. With her father dying in prison she’s determined to prove he’s innocent, but time is running out. Using a false identity, she gains access to the Russian ambassador’s Christmas party, searching for evidence of a set-up.

Former Navy SEAL, now FBI Special Agent, Matt Lazlo, is instantly attracted to Scarlett but life is too complicated to pursue a politician’s daughter. When he discovers she lied to him about her identity, he hunts her down with the ruthless efficiency he usually reserves for serial killers.

Not only does Scarlett’s scheme fail, it puts her in the sights of powerful people who reward unwanted curiosity with brutality. The FBI—and Matt—aren’t thrilled with her, either. But as agents involved in her father’s investigation start dying, and the attempts to stop Scarlett intensify, Matt and his colleagues begin to wonder. Could they have a traitor in their midst?

As Scarlett and Matt dig for the truth they begin to fall passionately for one another. But the real spy isn’t about to let anyone uncover their secrets, and resolves to remain firmly in the shadows—and for that to happen, Matt and Scarlett have to die.

15. December 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Fiction, Melody K, Romance, Thriller/Suspense

A breath away by Rita Herron, 376 pages, read by Melody, on 12/13/2014

Ever since Violet Baker’s childhood companion was brutally murdered, she’s been plagued with visions of the girl’s last hours. Now, on the twentieth anniversary of Darlene’s death, Violet’s father is found dead, a note beside him confessing to the murder. But something doesn’t feelright, and Violet returns to Crow’s Landing looking for answers.

Facing the judgmental town as a murderer’s daughter is difficult enough, but with the scalding tension between her and Sheriff Grady Monroe, Darlene’s half brother, is worse. As the two of them race to unravel the mystery, it quickly becomes clear that Violet is in grave danger…and Grady suddenly knows that he’ll do anything to protect her, no matter what the cost.

09. December 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Fiction, Melody K, Romance, Thriller/Suspense

Last kiss goodbye by Rita Herron, 369 pages, read by Melody, on 12/08/2014

Fearful yet determined, Ivy Stanton returns to the small Appalachian town she left fifteen years ago… the night her parents were murdered. But in coming home to Kudzu Hollow, she discovers she is not alone in her search for the truth: Matt Mahoney, the man who saved her life, who haunts her dreams, who was wrongfully accused of the crime, has come back, too, demanding answers — and justice. When Matt looks into Ivy’s eyes, he sees a woman whose pain mirrors his own. The feelings she stirs within him promise a life he never thought he’d have. But evil still resides in this sleepy mountain town, as do secrets worth killing for. Now danger stalks them both, and Matt is fighting for more than vengeance… he’s fighting for their future.

08. December 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Fiction, Melody K, Romance, Thriller/Suspense

Say you love me by Rita Herron, 378 pages, read by Melody, on 12/06/2014

A columnist for the Big Easy’s hottest erotic magazine, Britta Berger has heard her share of wild, hidden desires. But beneath her sophisticated facade, Britta is running from much darker secrets… including the terrifying night she barely survived. Now someone from her past has returned to play a merciless game. And only one man can help her… . Detective Jean-Paul Dubois knows instinctively that Britta is the key to ending the string of vicious ritualistic murders that plague his city. But still haunted by his past, he must resist the dangerous attraction between them. For lurking deep in the shadows of the bayou, a killer waits to end her life– and their future– with one devastating final strike.

01. December 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Fiction, Melody K, Romance, Thriller/Suspense

Worth dying for by Rita Herron, 279 pages, read by Melody, on 11/28/2014

One man wants to kill her the other will die to protect her.

Just when the residents of Slaughter Creek think they’re safe, a sadistic serial killer strikes. Someone they’re calling The Dissector. Someone who keeps his victims’ body parts as gruesome trophies.

Special Agent Liz Lucas has been on leave, recovering from the trauma of her last case. But returning to find the Dissector will demand extra caution especially with her former lover Special Agent Rafe Hood leading the investigation. The last time the two worked together, passions ran high and Liz nearly lost her life.

Now, even though their attraction is more magnetic than ever, Liz and Rafe must resist getting involved again and focus on stopping this crazed killer. But as the body count rises and the Dissector’s kills become more personal, Rafe soon realizes that Liz may be his next victim.

01. December 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Melody K, Romance

Logan's outlaw by Elaine Levine, 338 pages, read by Melody, on 11/30/2014

Confident and coolheaded, nothing shakes a Man of Defiance—except a woman he can’t resist…

Sarah Hawkins survived capture by the Sioux, but after her escape she faced public scorn. Now, she’ll do anything to start over, and the dusty town of Defiance promises the anonymity and security she needs. Before she melts into the shadows, though, it’s her mission to put a great injustice to rights, and that means jeopardizing her safety once more.

But this time, she’s not alone. Without meaning to, Sarah has fallen under the protection of Logan Taggert, a rough-and-tumble trader unused to caring for others—and yet unable to ignore the tempting, tenacious woman’s plight. Though she refuses to trust him, Logan won’t leave her side, keeping her one step ahead of danger…even as she takes hold of the very thing he never thought he’d risk: his heart.

01. December 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Fiction, Melody K, Romance, Thriller/Suspense

In a heartbeat by Rita Herron, 378 pages, read by Melody, on 11/30/2014

A Heartbeat Is All It Takes . . .

With that brief, terrifying phone call, Lisa Langley’s nightmare began again. Four years ago she was the sole survivor of the Grave Digger, a madman who buried his victims alive. Now a copycat killer is on the loose and she’s the only chance Special Agent Brad Booker has of stopping this twisted psycho before more women — including Lisa — die.

Hard-edged and always in control, Booker has never forgiven himself for failing to save Lisa from falling victim to the first Grave Digger. Whatever it takes, this time he’s not going to let her down. Because almost losing Lisa is not something he can live through twice . . .

01. December 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Melody K, Romance

Audrey and the maverick by Elaine Levine, 346 pages, read by Melody, on 11/29/2014

In Elaine Levine’s stunning novel of the American West, a proud rancher and a determined young woman are drawn together in the lawless town of Defiance.

Virginia financier Julian McCaid has put his troubled past behind him. His plans for the future don’t include Audrey Sheridan, the extraordinary frontier woman he met just once. But it’s because of her that he’s come to the Dakota Territory to investigate problems at his ranch. And it’s all the more surprising when he discovers she isn’t the innocent he believed. Now nothing but her complete surrender will purge her from his soul.

If it weren’t for the children she cares for in her makeshift orphanage, Audrey would have left Defiance long ago. Now the sheriff is blackmailing her to distract the man who might derail his corrupt schemes—a man who can offer Audrey not just protection, but a passion bold enough to make them claim their place in this harsh and beautiful land.

01. December 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Melody K, Romance

Rachel and the hired gun by Elaine Levine, 341 pages, read by Melody, on 11/26/2014

From a captivating new voice in romance comes a sexy, intriguing tale set amidst the rugged grandeur of the American frontier…

When Rachel Douglas left her aunt’s house in Virginia for the wilds of the Dakota Territory, she knew the journey would be long and arduous. But she didn’t realize that she had been summoned west to be used as a pawn in a ranch war with her father’s neighbor—or that her fierce, sudden attraction to Sager, her father’s hired gun, would put her heart and her life in jeopardy.

Seducing Rachel and feeding a bitter feud between the two ranches was Sager’s plan of vengeance against those who slaughtered his Shoshone family. Instead, Rachel’s guileless mix of courage and vulnerability touches the conscience he thought he’d buried long ago, and draws them both into a passion without rules, without limits—one that will change their destinies forever.

23. November 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Fiction, Melody K, Romance, Thriller/Suspense

Explosive attraction by Lena Diaz, 288 pages, read by Melody, on 11/23/2014

Detective Rafe Morgan knew that, as a psychologist, Darby Steele was used to people coming to her in need. But now she was the one in danger. A serial killer had made her a pawn in a sick game, sending her photos of his targets with clocks counting down. As a part-time bomb technician, Rafe was uniquely capable of keeping Darby safe. Usually psychologists rubbed Rafe the wrong way, but when it came to Darby, his urge to protect and serve went way beyond the badge. Getting to know the beautiful doctor had opened Rafe’s eyes and his heart. But if their elusive bomber had his way, Rafe would never get a chance to prove just how far he’d go to keep Darby alive.

23. November 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Fiction, Melody K, Romance, Thriller/Suspense

Her dying breath by Rita Herron, 350 pages, read by Melody, on 11/23/2014

Journalist Brenda Banks is on the verge of the biggest story of her career—if she can stay alive long enough to finish it. A serial killer is targeting men in the small town of Slaughter Creek, leaving behind a twisted trail of clues meant only for Brenda. It’s a dangerous, deadly game, one she cannot master without the help of FBI Special Agent Nick Blackwood, the man she’s loved since high school—and whose tormented past could hold the key to catching a killer.

Nick Blackwood barely survived childhood at the hands of his father, a sadistic mastermind known as the Commander. Since he left town, he’s spent his life chasing criminals—and trying to forget the beauty he once loved. But when a murder investigation brings him face-to-face with Brenda Banks, Nick cannot ignore the smoldering fire she rekindles in his troubled soul. Allowing Brenda into his heart means letting down his guard—and that’s just what the killer is counting on…

18. November 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Fiction, Melody K, Romance, Thriller/Suspense

The Marshal's Witness by Lena Diaz, 224 pages, read by Melody, on 11/17/2014

Everyone has secrets. Hers may get them killed.

Breaking protocol and going on the run with a protected witness wasn’t in U.S. Marshal Ryan Jackson’s plans. And even though Jessica Delaney’s testimony nearly put away a crime boss, Ryan can’t afford to trust her. Still, the duty-dedicated marshal will do whatever it takes to protect Jessica and uncover the mole leaking her new identity. But staying seconds ahead of the ruthless killers on their trail is easier than keeping himself safe from Jessica’s unexpected vulnerability and irresistible determination.

Now, as the net around them tightens, Ryan’s deepest loss may be the one danger he never anticipated.

17. November 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Fiction, Melody K, Romance, Thriller/Suspense

Shattered valor by Elaine Levine, 374 pages, read by Melody, on 11/14/2014

Every step leads her deeper into danger…

Eden Miller has her life arranged exactly as she wants it–until a reunion with her high school BFFs places her in the middle of a turf war with a ruthless prison gang, their terrorist allies, and the hunters tracking them. Her every move draws her deeper into the danger surrounding Ty Bladen and his team of terror fighters, but his seductive charm and engaging smile make her believe his promises of protection.

A secret is a dangerous thing…

When the terrorists Ty Bladen is tracking infiltrate his remote ranch in Wyoming, he learns the past he buried cannot be so easily escaped. Though he’s recovering from a bullet wound he received in Afghanistan and is hunted by an unseen enemy, he knows he can’t leave Eden alone to face the danger swirling around her, danger he and his team have brought to her–even if the has to risk letting her near his frozen heart. But when she learns his terrible secret, will she stay or will she run?