Marla A. White
Reclaiming her life after a devastating riding accident, equestrian Emily Conners’ world shatters again when she discovers her friend and boss lying in a stall with a smashed skull. Now jobless and with a handsome cop underfoot investigating the case, she's torn between wanting the killer found and keeping her own secrets safe.
Detective Justin Butler always gets his killer, but this victim has a stampede of enemies and few leads to go on. Stonewalled by the tight-knit equestrian world, he looks to Emily for help, but she’s strangely reluctant. Is she hiding something, or is she afraid of their growing attraction?
As the search for the murderer heats up, their hearts become entangled and their lives at risk, forcing Emily and Justin to work together to find the killer before they strike again.
Attending a swanky cookie exchange is the last thing on veterinarian Dr. Mandy Brown’s holiday to-do list, but she agrees to help a friend out. The party comes to a screeching halt after a body turns up on the kitchen floor, a carving knife jutting out of his back.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, Mandy comes face-to-face with Officer Dylan Shaw, a man she thought she was dating until he ghosted her. Tensions escalate as motives for murder come out of the pantry as fast as guests scarf down the pot-spiked brownies, making everything all the merrier.
Although the case seems open and shut, Mandy doesn’t believe the evidence. Can she and Dylan put their differences aside and find the real killer, or risk one of the bakers getting away with murder?
After injuring herself on the job as a Los Angeles cop, Mel O'Rourke leaves the force battered both physically and mentally. Looking for a fresh start, she moves to a quiet mountain town and opens the Babbling Brook Inn. Excited for her new life, Mel decides to participate in the town's holiday cookie contest, but her newfound joy crashes when one of her guests turns up dead in her lobby.
Mel is tempted to attribute the death to natural causes, but when another guest dies, her cop sense kicks in. The local Sheriff tells her to stand down, but with her own life in danger, Mel won't back off. With everything on the line, she has to push through her own fears to catch the killer before more bodies drop, perhaps even her own.
Gabriel woke up naked and alone in the desert with only one clear memory–he must find Abby Campbell before it’s too late.
Normally it wouldn’t be a challenge–he was her guardian angel after all. Unfortunately, a dispute with his heavenly Boss had left him busted down to a mere mortal with no wings, no powers, and no idea of exactly what he’s supposed to protect Abby from.
Once he convinced Abby he wasn't completely bonkers, they work together to find the key to a mysterious tower and the ancient evil locked inside. But the answers force Gabriel to choose between saving Abby and being exiled from Heaven forever.
The ex-archangel Gabriel, now living in Riverside, California, struggles to find his new normal. However, a surprise visit from his older brother, Michael, brings disturbing news. There’s a key to the backdoor of hell and if their errant brother, Lucifer, finds it, he’ll unleash a horde of blood-thirsty zombies on humanity. Zombies? Seriously? Can Gabriel not get through his identity crisis first?
Abby Campbell is a newly minted Keeper—the guardian of one of the heavenly Books of Knowledge. The ancient relic might contain the cure to save her dying mother, but searching the pages could reveal the key that Lucifer seeks.
As Gabriel and Abby, along with his former-demon lover and her all-too human boyfriend, chase the clock to stop the ravenous zombie horde, they face betrayal, heartbreak, and familial dysfunction of the highest order. Even the best-intended choices have consequences while the fate of heaven, hell, and earth hangs in the balance.