A Vested Interest - Book 1 of A Vested Interest series

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Dark Secrets - Book 2 of A Vested Interest series
No Secrets - Book 3 of A Vested Interest series
Stones, Stars and Solutions - Book 4 of A Vested Interest series
Leap of Faith - Book 5 of A Vested Interest series
Regret and Retribution - Book 6 of A Vested Interest series
Consequences - Book 7 of A Vested Interest series
Ashes to Ashes - Book 8 of A Vested Interest series
Dust to Dust - Book 9 of A Vested Interest series
Raging Storm - Book 1 of Blood of the Rainbow - an A Vested Interest prequel series
Roses and Regret - Book 2 of Blood of the Rainbow prequel series
Choice and Change - Book 3 of Blood of the Rainbow prequel series
A Vested Interest - Book 1 of A Vested Interest series
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No Secrets - https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/181417
Stones, Stars and Solutions - https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/204349
Leap of Faith - https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/214212
Regret and Retribution - https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/214980
Consequences - https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/313687
Ashes to Ashes - https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/314409
Dust to Dust - https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/699846
AVI Omnibus (books 1 & 2) https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/722854
Blood of the Rainbow 2 - Roses and Regret https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/410590
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Immortality Gene https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/180258
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All of the paid books I publish at Smashwords offer a 35% royalty!

Promotional images you can use.

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(The 'A Vested Interest' series)

Blood of the Rainbow series

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A Vested Interest

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Stones, Stars and Solutions

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A Vested Interest Omnibus

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