Gemma Halliday Publishing

Gemma Halliday

Nicole Leiren


Described by those who know her best as perky, quirky and effervescent, USA Today bestselling author Nicole Leiren likes to have fun—in life, with her characters and, of course, with her readers. She admits to being sassy (just ask her mother!), and inspiration for her characters is drawn from the real-world heroes and heroines she meets while traversing the country.

Nicole enjoys sharing the love, laughter, mystery, and occasionally a touch of the mayhem she forces her characters to endure—all for the readers' pleasure! Her real-world heroes and heroines will keep you turning the pages until you reach the whodunit or happily ever after (usually both!)

Born in the crossroads of America (that's Indiana in case you weren't sure. LOL), Nicole now lives in the Land of Lincoln with her hubby and a cranky, old cat named Bonsie.

Nicoles Books

Deadly Dirty Martinis (A Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
Danger Cove Mysteries book #18

Lilly Waters is loving life as the new assistant manager at the Smugglers' Tavern in the small town of Danger Cove. So the last thing she wants or expects is an impromptu family reunion with the wannabe-rock star dad and his number-one-fan (her mother) who were noticeably absent from her childhood. Not only does Lilly have her hands full dealing with Mom and Dad who act more like teenagers than parents, but she also finds herself in hot water when the son of a Chicago mob boss is murdered on tavern property. Now Lilly's mom is the number one suspect, and Lilly isn't sure where her loyalties lie.

The search for answers leads Lilly down a dangerous path where she uncovers more suspects than she can say Thanksgiving grace over—including a tattooed trouble maker, a gambler who turned against the mob, and even her own father! All their motivations prove dirtier than her signature martinis, and if Lilly doesn't get to the truth soon, not only will dinner be ruined, but the killer may serve her up on a silver platter.

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Heroes and Hurricanes (A Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
Danger Cove Mysteries book #13

When Lilly Waters moved to her ancestral small-town home of Danger Cove, Washington, she hoped for a walk down memory lane and a chance to connect with the family she never knew. What she got instead was a bartending job at the Smugglers' Tavern, a mysterious man promising information about her grandfather—who had been listed as MIA since the Vietnam War—and a dead body she practically tripped over!

When the police point to Lilly as their number one suspect, she decides to take fate into her own hands. She enlists the help of a trivia loving waitress and a hot local security guard who sincerely hopes Lilly is doing more than just passing through. As Lilly searches for clues to clear her name, she uncovers puzzles that reveal secrets about her family and hidden treasure. Each clue brings her closer to the fortune...and to the real killer who will stop at nothing to get the gold.

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Remember the Night
Heroes of the Night book #2

The Few. The Strong. The Brave.

Cody Jenkins thought serving in the military would help him escape heartbreak, but he never imagined meeting a woman like Evelyn. The only problem? After spending one unforgettable night together, she returned to her life far away from him and his service in the Army.

Perfection defines Evelyn Walters every moment, every day of her entire life. But with a recent divorce from her husband and a career in jeopardy, maintaining that carefully constructed façade is proving to be her biggest challenge yet.

A chance encounter at her sister's wedding brings Evelyn face-to-face with Cody again, and sparks fly as memories of their night together prove a powerful force. But troubles from his past and problems from her present threaten to keep them apart. Will they give in to their personal demons or will they remember the night that proved, without a doubt, they are better together than they will ever be apart?

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More Than One Night
Heroes of the Night book #1

The Few. The Strong. The Brave.

Melodie Alexander, a children's librarian, prefers to live life between the pages of a book. But when the death of her best friend prompts her to step out of her comfort zone, she finds herself directly in the path of self-proclaimed bad boy, Daniel Bresland.

Daniel knew how to be a solider. Life after war? Not as easy. He served his country in Afghanistan, both in the military and as a private contractor, but fighting the war came at high personal cost. Now he's determined to keep his relationships "casual" in order to protect his heart and prevent anyone from getting too close.

A chance encounter between Melodie and Daniel on a flight to Dallas proves that opposites really do attract. But when scars from the past threaten their new relationship almost before it starts, Daniel must decide if he can risk opening his heart again to convince Melodie he wants more than one night.

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If you love men in uniform and believe the night belongs to lovers, then The Heroes of the Night series is perfect for you! Stories of military heroes, sexy and flawed, and the women they love.

**2016 RONE Award Nominee**

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