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One-Eyed Royals by Cordelia Kingsbridge

One-Eyed Royals (Seven of Spades, #4) - Pre-order

Cordelia Kingsbridge

Spoiler Alert! The following blurb contains spoilers for Cash Plays, book three of Seven of Spades.

Shattered by their devastating breakup, Detective Levi Abrams and PI Dominic Russo find themselves at war right when they need each other most. While Dominic is trapped in a vicious cycle of addiction, Levi despairs of ever catching the Seven of Spades. The ruthless vigilante’s body count continues to climb, and it’s all Levi can do to keep up with the carnage.

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Cross Island by Santino Hassell

Cross Island (A Five Boroughs novel) - Pre-order

Santino Hassell

Attorney Clive Baptiste lives life at arm’s length. Never quite making friends, never keeping a boyfriend, and never letting his personal life interfere with his work. But things go sideways when a high-profile civil suit lands him in the middle of a stalker’s crosshairs. Clive doesn’t want or need a bodyguard, even if that man is the gorgeous and brooding Victor Quiñones—who is also on the outside of the close-knit group of queer friends Clive withdrew from long ago.

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The Ballad of Whiskey Jax by Avon Gale

The Ballad of Whiskey Jax (A Tour Dates novel) - Pre-order

Avon Gale

Jax Elliott and his band have spent more than a decade on the road, building a loyal following, but never quite hitting it big. When they’re offered the opportunity to open for popular indie rock band Ink River, Jax jumps on the chance at commercial success. Even if it means touring with the notoriously moody Noah Greer, Ink River’s brilliant lead singer, who can’t seem to get along with anyone. Jax doesn’t figure he’ll be the exception, but he also hadn’t counted on the attraction that ignites between him and Noah.

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Inside Darkness by Hudson Lin

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Hudson Lin

He’s come in from the field, but the darkness has followed him home.

After a decade as an aid worker, Cameron Donnelly returns home jaded, tired, and with more than just a minor case of PTSD. Plagued by recurring nightmares but refusing to admit he has a problem, Cam quickly spirals into an alcohol-infused depression, and everyone around him is at a loss for how to help.

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The Henchmen of Zenda - Pre-order

KJ Charles

Swordfights, lust, betrayal, murder: just another day for a henchman.

Some people are heroes. Some are henchmen.

Jasper Detchard is a disgraced British officer, now selling his blade to the highest bidder. He’ll do whatever he’s paid for—and right now the man paying him is Michael Elphberg, half brother to the King of Ruritania. Michael wants the throne for himself, and Jasper is one of the scoundrels he hires to help him take it. Except that when Michael makes his move, things don’t go entirely to plan—and the penalty for treason is death.

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Out, Proud, and Prejudiced - Pre-order

Megan Reddaway

One’s proud, one’s prejudiced, and they can’t stand each other. Right?

Quick-tempered Eliot Rourke hates Darius Lanniker on sight. Darius may be a hotshot city lawyer, but that doesn’t give him the right to sneer at Eliot, his friends, and their college. It doesn’t help that Eliot’s restaurant job has him waiting at Darius’s table. So when his tutor recommends him for an internship at Darius’s Pemberley estate, Eliot isn’t sure he wants it. He’s also not sure he can afford to turn it down.

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The Burning Magus by Don Allmon

The Burning Magus (A Blue Unicorn novel) - Pre-order

Don Allmon

JT was a perfectly happy orc building cars in the Arizona desert until his old friend and sometimes lover Austin showed up and talked him into one last crime. Now “one last crime” has snowballed. With a new team of thieves—a supersoldier, a hacker, a driver, a graffiti artist, and a seafaring wizard—JT and Austin are determined to free an artificial intelligence from the dungeon of the Burning Magus.

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Wash Out by L.A. Witt

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L.A. Witt

Casey Olson has always known he was destined to be a Navy SEAL, and the best day of his life was when he was accepted into training. The worst day was when a snapping bone ended his dream.

After three combat tours in five years, Logan Carter left the Marines and self-destructed. Now he’s sober and, thanks to a forgiving ex with friends in high places, has a promising job as a civilian contractor. All he has to do is stay on the rails and out of a bottle, even when his demons won’t leave him alone.

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Lock Nut by JL Merrow

Lock Nut (The Plumber's Mate Mysteries, #5) - Pre-order

JL Merrow

Still waters run deadly.

Tom Paretski, plumber with a talent for finding hidden things, and his private investigator fiancé Phil Morrison have been hired to locate a runaway husband, Jonathan Parrot. The job seems simple enough—until their quarry turns up dead in a canal, and a photofit of Tom’s face is splashed all over the news, making him chief suspect.

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Cash Plays by Cordelia Kingsbridge

Cash Plays (Seven of Spades, #3) - Pre-order

Cordelia Kingsbridge

In this game, the stakes are life or death.

The Seven of Spades is back with a vengeance—the vigilante serial killer has resumed their murderous crusade, eluding the police at every turn. But a bloodthirsty killer isn’t the only threat facing Sin City. A devious saboteur is wreaking havoc in Las Vegas’s criminal underworld, and the entire city seems to be barreling toward an all-out gang war.

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