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Mortal Deception

Mortal Deception
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A mix of deceit and lies rocks the world of a dying child, an ex-cop on a mission to clear her dead husband's name and an anesthesiologist who desperately wants out of a loveless marriage. To save her nephew's life, the young widow seduces the doctor accused of murdering his wife. But even as she collects evidence that proves he's the killer, she can't stop her heart from falling for him. Until the game turns DEADLY...

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SHATTERED

Shattered
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Jennifer Lozano was hoping a few days on the sandy beaches of Costa Rica would help ease the pain of a broken heart. Little did she know when she walked into the airport terminal with the Dallas businessman she'd end up a hostage for a group of Colombian rebels after a botched kidnapping attempt. It doesn’t take long for her to realize that one of her captors has plans to dump her body on the side of the road after they use her to escape. But the rebel leader has been wounded in the battle, and as long as Jenny can keep him alive, she lives another day.

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HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE: A DEAD SISTER TALKING MYSTERY

HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE: A DEAD SISTER TALKING MYSTERY
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'Good Morning, Savannah' talk-show host comes to Vineyard, Texas for the funeral of her estranged sister who was killed in a freak accident. But hidden among the vines of the dead sister's multi-million dollar wine-making business lurks a killer who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. When the four sisters band together to stop him, they are assisted by the dead woman who has a story she is dying to tell.

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JAIL HOUSE GLOCK: A DEAD SISTER TALKING MYSTERY

JAIL HOUSE GLOCK: A DEAD SISTER TALKING MYSTERY
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When the going gets tough, the Garcia girls get tougher

As a rookie cop in Vineyard, Texas, Maddy Castillo—war widow, single mom, and the oldest of the five Garcia girls—is not exactly flush with cash. But her money problems are nothing compared to the trouble that starts when she’s framed for the murder of an obnoxious drunk.

Lucky for Maddy, the ghost of her dead sister and her three living sisters are on the scene to help. And help is exactly what Maddy needs—hardened criminals have descended on Vineyard, and one of them has lost a prized possession that turns out to be a treasure worth killing for.

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MISSION TO KILL: A DEAD SISTER TALKING MYSTERY

MISSION TO KILL: A DEAD SISTER TALKING MYSTERY
Coming May 2015

After Emily Noble is killed in a shootout with police during a bank robbery in El Paso, Dr. Kate Garcia gets a call from a Houston lawyer. Seems the woman has left her sizeable inheritance to Kate and family friend, Benny Yates, who runs The Mission of Hope, a soup kitchen for the down and out citizens of Vineyard. The problem is-- the Emily they knew lived on the streets of Vineyard and died of a drug overdose three months before. Suspicion falls on Benny when another homeless person drops dead at The Mission, and he is listed as the beneficiary on the man’s recent life insurance policy. The Garcia sisters go into sleuth mode once again to keep their friend out of jail, but even with the trash-talking ghost of their dead sister, Tessa, making another appearance from the “other side,” they have their work cut out for them.

   
MY BLOODY VALENTINE

MY BLOODY VALENTINE
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A compilation of short stories from best-selling authors with the universal theme “Love hurts.”

SWEEPERS: A KISS TO DIE FOR

CIA operative and bioterrorism expert Mackenzie Conley comes face to face with a madman obsessed with possessing her but soon discovers escaping from her mountain prison is the least of her worries.

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SWEEPERS: DIE ONCE MORE

SWEEPERS: DIE ONCE MORE
Book one of new Romantic Thriller series coming Fall 2015

When an elite CIA unit goes after a mad scientist believed to have perfected a highly effective delivery system for weapons of mass destruction, they discover the man has ulterior motives. Before it’s all over, one of them must face her deepest fears with the man who nearly destroyed her.

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Liver Let Die

LIVER LET DIE: A CLUELESS COOK MYSTERY 
Out now from Berkley Prime Crime

Jordan McAllister dreams of becoming a popular sports columnist but gets stuck in a po-dunk town writing personal ads for a small time newspaper.  When she's offered a chance to fill in for a local food critic off on sick leave, she jumps at the chance rationalizing that it's one step closer to her dream. However, when a dead body is found underneath her apartment stairwell with her name and number along with it, she becomes the prime suspect, as well as the main course on the murder menu.

...an entertaining, wickedly hilarious and thoroughly addictive debut from first time scribe Liz Lipperman....
Finally, a new writer who adds her own spicy style and writes with her own distinctive flair without rehashing, rebooting, and rehabbing what was written before. 
...Diane Morasco, Seattle Post

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BEEF STOLEN-OFF

BEEF STOLEN-OFF: A CLUELESS COOK MYSTERY
Out now from Berkley Prime Crime

Aspiring sportswriter Jordan McAllister never imagined she’d be a food critic. Yet here in Ranchero, Texas, that’s exactly what she is. And while she may not know a flank steak from a filet mignon, she certainly knows how to rustle up trouble…

As the food columnist for The Ranchero Globe, Jordan McAllister catches the eye of cattle baron Lucas Santana, who invites her to the Cattleman’s Ball, hoping a positive review for the ball might boost the county’s sagging beef sales.

To ensure Jordan enjoys herself, Santana sets her up with a prime cowboy companion for the event—Rusty Morales. Jordan’s delighted to go with him and two-step the night away. But instead, she winds up in the emergency room where her date is DOA.

When Rusty’s mother begs her for help, Jordan knows she needs to grab the bull by the horns and get to the bottom of this mystery before she corrals herself into trouble…

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MURDER FOR THE HALIBUT: A CLUELESS COOK MYSTERY

MURDER FOR THE HALIBUT: A CLUELESS COOK MYSTERY
National Bestseller Available Now

A sports writing job would have been the perfect catch for Jordan McAllister, but in Ranchero, Texas, all she could reel in was the food column. Though she may not know her way around a kitchen, she has no trouble finding herself in a kettle of fish…

Tempted by the offer of a free Caribbean cruise, Jordan accepts a spot as a judge in a week-long big-time cooking competition aboard the Carnation Queen. She just better hope no one finds out that her famous palate is far from refined.

But there are bigger fish to fry when arrogant chef Stefano Mancini falls face first into his signature halibut dish during the first event. While evidence suggests that the handsome Italian chef’s death was an accident, Jordan thinks otherwise. But she’ll have to keep her wits about her—and the sea sickness pills handy—if she’s going to solve this one…

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CHICKEN CACCIA-KILLER: A JORDAN MCALLISTER MYSTERY

CHICKEN CACCIA-KILLER: A JORDAN MCALLISTER MYSTERY
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Forced to fight to keep her job as the culinary reporter at the Ranchero Globe, Jordan  covers the International Italian Festival coming to town. But along with the festivities and great Italian food, she must deal with meeting her boyfriend Alex’s mother and sister for the first time.

When an arrogant Italian playboy falls to his death from a suite at a swanky hotel during a pre-festivities party and Alex’s sister Kate is charged with his murder, Jordan springs into action to find clues that could prove her innocence. But the real killer doesn’t appreciate that she is getting too close. Can Jordan and her motley crew of friends stay one step ahead and catch a killer before she becomes the next victim?

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SMOTHERED, COVERED, AND DEAD: A JORDAN MCALLISTER MYSTERY

SMOTHERED, COVERED, AND DEAD: A JORDAN MCALLISTER MYSTERY
Coming 2014

When  Rosie’s ex ends up in her apartment with a knife in his chest and she is the prime suspect, Jordan and the gang must act quickly to keep their friend out of jail.

   
CAN’T BUY ME LOVE

CAN’T BUY ME LOVE
A Romantic Short Story May 2014

A feisty young nurse participates in an auction to benefit breast cancer research and finds herself locked into a dinner date with the same arrogant surgeon who has made her life and job a living hell since a one-nighter weeks before.

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