He saved her from the danger once before. Can he save her again, this time from danger he doesn’t even see coming?

When investigative journalist Hayley Garner is kidnapped by terrorists, she’s sure they’re going to kill her. But in sweeps handsome Navy SEAL Chasen Ward to rescue her. After getting her to safety, he disappears into the night before she can even thank him.

Weeks later, while covering a story on the local navy base, Hayley runs into Chasen again. Even though she didn’t see his face that night he rescued her, she can’t forget his beautiful blue eyes.

The attraction is immediate and intense, and Hayley finds herself falling into a fiery romance with the hunky hero out of her dreams. Guys like this aren’t supposed to really exist, but Chasen does, and damn is he hot.

But ever since she got back home, Hayley has had the feeling someone’s been watching her. Is it post-traumatic stress or does she have a reason to be afraid? Good thing she has a Navy SEAL to protect her.

Titles in this series include:  SEAL For Her Protection – Strong Silent SEAL – Texas SEAL

SEAL For Her Protection earned a 4.5 star rating

Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town where Halloween is celebrated 365 days a year. The tourists think it’s all a show: the vampires, the werewolves, the witches, the occasional gargoyle flying through the sky. But the supernaturals populating the town know better. Living in Nocturne Falls means being yourself. Fangs and all.

Getting arrested wasn’t on werewolf Ivy Kincaid’s agenda when she arrived in Nocturne Falls, but her life rarely goes according to plan. The upside of spending the night in the local lock-up is finding a hotel room is no longer a worry…but the downside is the man she’s come to marry will get his first impression of her behind bars. Not exactly the way Ivy was hoping to meet her pack’s sworn enemy…aka her fiancé.

Sheriff (and werewolf) Hank Merrow is the alpha’s heir. Everything he’s ever done, from becoming an Army Ranger to serving in law enforcement, has been in preparation for the day he’ll take over. Getting married to cement a shaky truce is no different. Hank will do his duty, even if it means shackling himself to a woman he has no intention of liking, let alone loving.

But Ivy is nothing like Hank expected. As feisty as she is beautiful, she’s as determined as he is to make a go of marriage for the sake of peace between their packs. The trouble is, Ivy has secrets that could destroy everything Hank holds dear…including his newfound love for her.

Titles in this series include:  The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride – The Werewolf Meets His Match –  The Gargoyle Gets His Girl – The Professor Woos The Witch – The Vampire’s Fake Fiancee – The Shifter Romances The Writer

Sometimes brotherhood can be another word for conspiracy…

Dennis Mira just had two unpleasant surprises. First he learned that his cousin Edward was secretly meeting with a real estate agent about their late grandfather’s magnificent West Village brownstone, despite the promise they both made to keep it in the family. Then, when he went to the house to confront Edward about it, he got a blunt object to the back of the head.

Luckily Dennis is married to Charlotte Mira, the NYPSD’s top profiler and a good friend of Lieutenant Eve Dallas. When the two arrive on the scene, he explains that the last thing he saw was Edward in a chair, bruised and bloody. When he came to, his cousin was gone. With the mess cleaned up and the security disks removed, there’s nothing left behind but a few traces for forensics to analyze.

As a former lawyer, judge, and senator, Edward Mira mingled with the elite and crossed paths with criminals, making enemies on a regular basis. Like so many politicians, he also made some very close friends behind closed—and locked—doors. But a badge and a billionaire husband can get you into places others can’t go, and Eve intends to shine some light on the dirty deals and dark motives behind the disappearance of a powerful man, the family discord over a multi-million dollar piece of real estate . . . and a new case that no one saw coming.

Titles in the In Death series include:  Let’s be frank at 45 full length titles as of 2017 plus 10 novellas in this amazing series there are simply too many to put on this post.  So, if you’re interested in seeing the entire book list for the In Death series I’ll send you to my J. D. Robb page

As we approach the beginning of a new year I’m always looking for Reading Challenges that I have, at least, a chance of fulfilling before the ending of next year.  Truth is.. I suck at keeping track of Challenges, not reading what I need to for them but documenting that process.

I came across the Read All The Books Challenge at Anna’s site Herding Cats & Burning Soup.  And it got me to thinking.

This past year has been a hard one for losing friends, family and fur-babies to death.  2016 has been harsh.  Some were younger than myself, and in an emotional frame of mind I got to wondering exactly what I still wanted to do in life.  Say I only had one to five years left of life… what did I truly want to be doing with those years.  And that began my own version of a bucket list.

One Item on that list is to re-read the entire ...In Death series by J D Robb.  That series has become my all time favorite series, not only because of the intense love that Eve and Roarke share but because of the characters, who I now hesitate to call secondary characters… more like old friends.  Since this series began in 1995 I have watched this cast of characters go through so much, grow beyond what was originally planned for them and actually take on a life of their own.  So I thought, if I only have the time for one long series to revisit – it would be time spent with Eve, Roarke and friends.

Because of my crazy schedule this past year, I have one In Death to yet read and another coming out in about six weeks… so, yeah.  This is a gift I’m giving to myself, the chance to sit down with old friends and listen to a tale well told.

What I really like about Anna’s challenge is that there is no end date.  Completely open to finish up whenever you decide… six months, six years the idea is to finish all of one prolific author’s works.  And at over 40 books now, I think J D Robb qualifies.  *grin*  And after 20 some years, I think going back and re-reading almost qualifies as reading anew because I’m certain I’ve forgotten details on many of the stories.

READ ALL THE BOOKS challenge can be found here.   (Or through the graphic above)  So go check it out and see if it interests you.  I’m also going to be reviewing them as I read since I haven’t done that completely – and those reviews will be here on Haunted Bookshelf, so it’s fitting that I use this site to sign up for this one.

Dean Ward knew the truth. Everyone else in society always took everything for granted: their technology, their government, and their fellow man. As a Bear Shifter, he knew how fast humans could turn on you, how fast they could blame you. So he left society and decided to prepare for the end he knew was coming. He had everything he needed, but when the nuclear Armageddon begins, what good does the truth do you?

Gina Flynnt’s world ended, not with a bang but with a low rumble. Fleeing from an empty hospital built to withstand a nuclear blast, she saw thousands of people desperate to escape their doom. Barely escaping with her life, she watches as her car careens off a mountain road before losing consciousness. Little did she know her ordeal was only just beginning.

Adult situations, strong sexual content 18+ readers

Stand Alone Title

Once again I’m joining the Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge – and you should too…. it’s fun what more can you ask than that?  *grin*

Now I freely admit that I am horrible at keeping track of my progress on Challenges.  But this one is so easy and your progress could be done in an end of the year wrap up post.  So, even though I often suck at keeping track – I’m going for it one again.

Here’s the link so you can check it out as well (clicking on the graphic will get you there too  )  –>  2017 Witches * Witchcraft Reading Challenge

Officially, I’m going for the lower level of Initiate =  1 to 5 books … I can always go up as the year moves along.

So, what are you waiting for?  Go check it out!  🙂

Jayne Frost is a lot of things. Winter elf, Jack Frost’s daughter, Santa Claus’s niece, heir to the Winter Throne and now…private investigator. Sort of.

Needing someone he can trust, her father sends her undercover to Nocturne Falls to find out why employees at the Santa’s Workshop toy store are going missing.

Doing that requires getting to know the town, which leads to interesting encounters with a sexy vampire, an old flame, and an elevator that’s strictly off-limits. The more Jayne finds out, the more questions she has, but the answers lead her deeper into danger.

Will her magic save her? Or will she come up cold?

Titles in the Jayne Frost series include:  Miss Frost Solves A Cold Case – Miss Frost Ices The Imp – Miss Frost Saves The Sandman