Black Friday Weeekend – Book Recommendations

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As we get closer to the holiday season what better way is there than to spend the evenings curled up with a book? Here are some books that you should add to your reading list!


Romance

That One Small Omission

Maggie Erickson-O’Brien always played it safe, always. That is, right up to the moment when she met the man of her dreams while on a work trip. A one-night stand led to dreams of forever, right up to the moment when she realized they could never have a future together. Months later, fate thrusts them together again, and he has to decide if her one small omission will doom their relationship. Can forever still happen?

TWO HEARTS’ CHRISTMAS WISH (Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance Book 4)

Seventeen-year-old Jason Matthews made a wish when he’d shared a kiss with Katherine Conlin under the mistletoe at Dragonfly Pointe fourteen years ago. Now an Air Force Captain and wounded warrior, he awakens in the hospital in Germany where his dreams have been invaded by the girl from his past.

Once he returns home to the states, he finds out approaching Kat might be a little more difficult than he’d thought since she’s been in a long term relationship for nearly two years.

 

Englishwoman at Christmas: Holly and Ivy

Englishwoman at Christmas, a standalone romance and last in this current series.

Holly Branch has it all. She’s rich, famous and beautiful but, after a disastrous early marriage, she’s also deeply distrustful of men, all men…

Lord Oliver Ivy has it all. He’s rich, titled and handsome. He’s also a world-renowned plastic surgeon, or he was… Now he’s an emotional wreck seeking solace in the bottom of a whiskey bottle.

When fate decides to play a trick on these two strangers, by dumping them in Cornwall in the middle of a snow-storm, fate gets a shock…

 


Mystery

Cat’s Meow: A Shig Sato Mystery (The Shig Sato Mysteries Book 4)

A serial killer. A TV reporter determined to get the big story. A young detective on the biggest case of his career. And in the middle of it all, Shig Sato. A bungled murder investigation still haunts him. Will Sato get a chance to make amends? Or are some crimes destined to remain unsolved?

The Jewelled Egg Murders (Dangerous Journeys Book 5)

A Christmas holiday in Vermont turns deadly for Dr Anne McPhail whose hopes for a quiet family celebration with Thomas Beauchamp derail when his children reject her, and his mother falls ill.

Anne flees to her friend Catherine’s B&B for comfort and a place to stay, but when she goes for a walk in the snow to the town square, she stumbles across a body in her friend Erin’s antique store. A few hours later, Erin disappears.

Is Erin a suspect or a victim? While Anne joins the search, an old adversary, plotting revenge, arrives from Europe. Anne stumbles over another body, and then the killer closes in on her.


Thriller

Bishop’s War (Bishop Series Book 1)

This fast-paced and action-packed suspense thriller introduces us to Special Forces Sergeant John Bishop, decorated war hero, and nephew of crime boss, Gonzalo Valdez. After returning home from Afghanistan John’s hopes for a peaceful future are quickly shattered when he is catapulted back into the global war on terror through a succession of life-threatening events and corrupt intrigue.

He battles against terrorist operatives in New York, a powerful Afghan warlord, and a psychopathic billionaire with powerful White House connections. When John’s uncle gets involved, he proceeds to treat John’s enemies to a bitter taste of mob vengeance. From that point on the ride speeds up and the reader will have to hold on for dear life. This is a thriller not to be matched for intensity and breathless excitement—not for the faint-hearted.


Scifi

30th Century: Escape (30th Century Trilogy Book 1)

Which side will you be on? The side of the Syndos, genetically-altered humans, or the side of the Naturals.

Captain Jennifer Hero is leading a task force from the thirtieth century on a one-way trip to the Diversion Point. Their goal is to plant a virus that will disrupt the genetic tendency toward sociopathy among the Syndos. After an intense attack on their remote South Pacific island base, Jennifer sends her colleagues back 300 years. But she does not go with them, opting instead to travel alone back to 2015 to grieve the loss of the love of her life, the time machine’s inventor, and to find herself.

Countdown to Black Friday – Book Recommendations

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As we get closer to the holiday season what better way is there than to spend the evenings curled up with a book? Here are some books that you should add to your reading list!

 


Romance

Irish Inheritance: Mist Na Mara Series: #1

English actress, Jenna Sutton, and American artist, Guy Sinclair, are thrown together when they find they’ve jointly inherited a house on the west coast of Ireland. Neither knows their connection to their unknown benefactress, but set about unravelling the intriguing tale of a 19th century love affair. Despite their personal reasons for not wanting romantic involvements, Jenna and Guy feel their growing attraction.

Once Upon a Tablecloth

Nick Jordan acquires failing restaurants, then makes them prosperous. But when Lily Mercer calls him for help, he didn’t count on falling in love. Or that someone wants to kill her.

And with so many obstacles and threats, can she survive? Can their love?

Finally Free (Finally Free Series Book 1)

As a child, Lindsey was told that everything happens for a reason. It was the mantra that her family lived by to get through the hard times. When Lindsey meets Ben she finally understands the meaning of the words. As she dabbles in a romance with the handsome single father,

Lindsey must overcome the emotional abuse that she suffered at the hands of her father. Only once forgiveness occurs can she finally open her heart to love and forgiveness.

Limitless Love An Unconventional Family

Viola makes love to both her lovers, Jay and Balde to make sure the baby is a part of all of them when they decide to start a family.
She wants to make sure everyone is involved and invested from the start. This is going to be a family of lovetastic proportions. Loving more than one is not as easy as just love. Is it right to bring up children in a multi-partner family? What happens when Viola falls in love with a third person? Is it humanly possible to love more when you already love so many?

What happens when Jay and Balde fall in love?

Seduction of Dynasty PLUS: Hot cops. Hot crime. Hot romance. Hot Food

Feisty London street cop Shannon Aguerri walks a dangerous line between her methods and justice. After one-too-many maverick missions the bosses lose their nerve. When she’s moved out from the city she rapidly discovers there’s way more going on in the sleepy country village than meets the eye.

The son of a local aristocrat arouses suspicion of drug crime activity… but his widower father arouses more animal instincts!  As a loner Shannon has attracted men but nothing has stuck. When she meets Spencer, the hunky Earl of Bloxington, there is an immediate rapport between them.

Until There Was You (Starlight Hill Series Book 3)

Genevieve Hannigan has longed for her brother’s best friend Wallace as long as she can remember. When she couldn’t have the man of her dreams, she married his Doppelganger. But Genevieve quickly finds that substitutes are never as good as the real thing. Now, with a disastrous two-month marriage behind her, she’s back in town and about to go after studly, hard-bodied contractor Wallace – the only man who’s ever put the cream in her pie.

As his best friend’s little sister, Genevieve has always been strictly off-limits to Wallace. Just one taste of gorgeous Gen, and he may have discovered the secret ingredient missing in all his serial dating.


Childrens Picture Book

Angel Diamonds from the Sky: A Christmas Gift for Jesus

This is a children’s Christmas picture book. Angel Diamonds from the Sky is a story of the angels desire to give Jesus something very special for His birthday. A present for Jesus, who has had so many birthdays and has everything, was hard to find. With God’s help they decided on diamonds. In the process they created snow that looked like diamonds.

Jesus loved the snow diamonds so much that He visits a different town every Christmas eve and the angels send the snow that Jesus calls “angel diamonds”.

ROCKY: The Rockefeller Christmas Tree

An unlikely Christmas tree dreams of becoming the famous Rockefeller Christmas Tree in New York City. Come along with Rocky, Mary Louise, AJ, Mrs. Pickles and Bruce Spruce to New York City! The Kindle edition has special illustrations not in the hard back or paper book! The heartwarming tale touches on faith, believing in oneself, & persevering through adversity.

The heartwarming tale makes an amazing gift for you son/daughter, niece or nephew. The illustrations are amazing, and the story endearing and heartwarming.

Shimji, The Channel Island Vixen

Shimji, a young Channel Island vixen, dreams to go where no Island fox has ever gone: to the place her ancestors came from thousands of years ago. By talking with a sea lion named Malibu and a seagull named Topanga, she finds the island’s harbor and stows away on a boat headed to the California coast.

During her adventure on the main-land, Shimji befriends wild and domesticated animals. She learns from their different ways and thus gains knowledge of the world. Her curiosity satisfied, Shimji longs to return home, only to be discovered by humans. Scientists want to send her to a zoo. Can Shimji escape and find her way back to her island home?


YA

There Be Demons

Demons, seeking a warmer place to hatch their young, have overrun the city of Trebridge. Gillen, the leader of the Gargoyle Guardians, asks his Angeli commanders for reinforcements. They send four untrained teens led by Britt Kelly, a newcomer to the projects whose life is in shambles after her parents’ divorce.

Not only does Britt have to cope with a new high school and her family duties, but she also has to absorb the fact that demons truly exist. When Britt and Gillen link up, the fight is on between the gargoyles and teens as well as the demons vs. gargoyles plus teens.


Historical Fiction

The Fire Escape Belongs In Brooklyn: A novel based on The Fire Escape Stories

The year is 1968. The world is crumbling around Mike Burns, a disillusioned Brooklyn youth attending his second year of college. His cousin and constant childhood companion, Sally-Boy, went missing two years ago. The two were incredibly close—they called themselves twins because they were born the same day—and Mike still thinks about Sally-Boy relentlessly, even talks to him…but nobody needs to know about that.

Adding to Mike’s problems, his father angrily nags him to cut his hair; a professor fills his head with passionate, troubling ideals; a friend’s draft dodge pulls him into incriminating circumstances; his Jewish roommate is in the doghouse with his own parents for dating the “wrong” girl; and Mike’s love interest—well, she has secrets of her own to deal with.


Humor

The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Life: 100+ Ways to Hack Your Look, Love, and Work By Doing (Almost) Nothing!

This collection of humorous life hacks features 100 easy, low-commitment solutions to the everyday problems of the twenty-something woman.

Do you have a lot to do but can’t seem to bring yourself to do it? The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Life can teach you how to get things done with as little effort as possible. Learn to simplify your beauty routine, keep up with your friendships, hack the dating game, and get by in the corporate world with these easy, low-commitment suggestions.


Memoir

Notes on the Past Imperfect

Ireland of the late 70’s, early 80’s, recalled… A man looks back, re-lives his boyhood years – not so much A Voyage Round my Father as Travels with my Dad… memories elicited by a psychiatrist to whom he submits as part of an attempt to extricate himself from the debris of a sundered marriage… And in the frame, Jenny, the daughter he tracks from childhood through adolescence to early womanhood… Spiced throughout with a wry sense of humour…

Not easy to define – literary fiction, a kind of memoir, more than somewhat autobiographical…

Los Feliz Confidential: A Memoir

Los Feliz Confidential chronicles Novak’s life from immigration to poignant childhood and teen years through her adventurous, sexy, freewheeling twenties. Follow her escapades through the glittering decadent ’70s as she encompasses the unique culture of the era with a seductive sense of sophistication.

A rock’n’roll, art loving glamour girl, Novak will have you devouring her wry tales and asking for more.


Thriller

Serial K

It was the perfect spot for his first kill.
So begins Craig Breedlove’s descent into darkness.
The diabolical sociopath undertakes a journey to become the most famous serial killer of all-time. Most young boys idolize sports superstars, but Breedlove’s heroes are Jack the Ripper and the Zodiac. He begins emulating the deeds of Gacy, Dahmer and Gein, first ballot inductees in his imaginary serial killer hall of fame, and quickly vaults to the top of the FBI’s Most Wanted List.

FBI Special Agent Ryan O’Callahan leads the investigation, and teams with his ex-wife, FBI Profiler Lea Pucci. Unbridled passion defines their relationship, both positive and negative.

Another Little Soldier: You’re not going to believe it…

David Edison is not a good man. 

He is a professional agent of an espionage agency, an assassin, a saboteur and a masochistic psychopath, who has just been told that his immensely valuable skills are no longer required by his life-long employer.

Why are they sending him to a hotel in Koh Samui?
Why do his associates refuse to tell him who he will be meeting?

David has finally been asked to do something that his conscience might not be able to bear, and his confession has been unearthed.

PREDICTABLE VIOLENCE: A psychological thriller with a whodunit that will amaze

The plot of Predictable Violence is intelligent and full of twists, with a reveal of whodunit that will shock. If you love gripping detective thrillers with a jaw-dropping ending, this book is a must for you!

Mackenzie Anderson’s husband and two-year old daughter were shot and killed when Mack was only nineteen years old. When the police stopped trying to find the murderer, Mack began working with a private investigator. But, the murderer was a ghost. Mack had no way of knowing then that in a fluke of life she would come face-to-face with the murderer six years later. Now, she must decide if she will risk everything for vengeance.

Convergence (After the Republic) (Volume 2)

Within days of a series of devastating terrorist attacks that brought America to its knees, former state legislator Joshua Winston led his friends to a remote camp in the North Carolina mountains to escape the mayhem. Following their sudden, perilous move, Joshua and his group struggled to survive in a futile effort to steer clear of the chaos that consumed the once-great nation.

Twenty months later, yet another series of deadly events and shocking revelations brings America to a historic turning point and forces Joshua off the sidelines. Remnants of the United States government face off with each other. Government leaders show little interest in purging terrorists from American soil.

In The Crosshairs (Port Mason Book 3)

A cop charged with murder and sex trafficking is gunned down in broad daylight. It is the work of an individual known only as the Sniper; a killer who specializes in eliminating the most dangerous enemies of the Port Mason underworld—informers.

Private investigator Steve Bennett, fresh from his success in stopping the serial killer known as ‘The Servant’ is drawn into the hunt when it intersects with his most important case: the renewed search for his brother’s killer, a trail that is five years cold. The days ahead will test Steve as he has never been tested before, especially when the evidence points to the chief of police himself.

Equity of Evil (The EQUITY Series Book 1)

Based on true events, this bold novel involves some of the world’s oldest, most emotional and controversial issues. At the core of each matter is man’s predisposition to control and take ownership of the human spirit for the sake of profit and personal gain. Such control and manipulation over the will of others is the most horrendous equity of evil.

Equity of Evil by Rudy Mazzocchi is the Winner of the Gold Medal for the Mystery/Suspense/Thriller category in the 2011 eLIT Awards, winner of the 2012 Global eBook Award in the Suspense Fiction category and is a finalist in the Suspense/Thriller category of the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.


Crime

Stolen Lives (The Lives Trilogy Book 1)

Three fourteen-year-old boys, Brett McGovern, Stephen Bailey and Michael Erickson are inextricably linked by abduction and murder. Brett, who was abducted from Indianapolis, fears that his captors will decide to kill him. More recently, two boys from a Milwaukee,

Wisconsin suburb, Stephen and Michael, have been abducted, and the detectives on the case know that if they are not found within 24 hours, any chance of finding them is remote and they will be gone forever. A fourth boy, George Tokay, a Navajo, holds a key piece to this puzzle and doesn’t realize it.

Shattered Lives (The Lives Trilogy Book 2)

Pete Kelliher and the FBI thought the boys were safe. So did their parents. So did the hospital staff. In fact, everyone thought the boys were safe. That is, until people began dying.

More than a hundred arrest warrants were served and those who took part in the human trafficking ring were arrested. However, six dangerous men escaped and go into hiding. Led by Detective Anthony Dominico, these men vow revenge on those who forced them to run and no one is safe. Not Brett McGovern; not his younger brother Bobby; not George Tokay; not the twins, Randy and Billy. These boys are in danger and live in fear that at any moment, they could be murdered along with their families.


Non Fiction

Culprit of Division

Attacking social evil in the interest of dismantling the platform of hate and division is not for the faint of heart. As difficult as it may seem, the goal of this book is to achieve that greater good through the presentation of facts to discredit the ugliness of the past, thereby paving the way for peaceful coexistence.


Mystery

The Gods of Winter

A story to behold. Its humor, laughter, strife, sadness, and tragedy are the stuff of legend.

Bob Daniels, against all odds, becomes a noted psychologist. In unlikely fashion, he meets Gloria Hopkins, a noted stage performer. A rare and daring love ensues, but it’s thwarted by an inexplicable force of madness. The two are pulled into a harrowing journey to save their love, and as they interlock with a range of vibrant characters, in desperation they face the impossible.

The Gods of Winter: A story of pondering gasps, ending in deep awe.


Scifi

From The Sky (Beyond Moondust Triliogy Book 1)

From the Sky from best-selling author J.E. Nicassio writes the kind of close encounter that will leave readers spellbound. When high school junior, Samantha Hunter, and her father move to New Mexico, it’s a chance to leave tragedy behind and start over. However, the arrival of a dark-haired stranger changes everything.

Lucien introduces Sam to the prospect of enjoying life again, and to the hidden world of aliens. But crazier than that, Lucien doesn’t feel entirely like a stranger. Redemption and romance follow Sam in her new life as she works to understand the alien-human romance she’s developing—a romance that feels beyond her control.


Horror

The Caging at Deadwater Manor

SHE KNEW HER DAD WAS ANGRY, BUT SHE NEVER EXPECTED THIS.

A dad with a vendetta. An unsuspecting daughter. A psychiatric hospital known for questionable acts. And staff who keep secrets in the attic.

RECIPIENT OF THE 2017 READERS’ FAVORITE HONORABLE MENTION BOOK AWARD IN YA HORROR

On a cold, January evening, fourteen-year-old Jeannie Kynde is told that her beloved mother drowned in the murky waters along Florida’s Gulf Coast. Her distraught father turns on Jeannie, no longer the caring father she once knew. Four years later, Jeannie is finally old enough to escape her father’s clutches, but he has different plans.


Fantasy

Schooled in Magic

Emily is a teenage girl pulled from our world into a world of magic and mystery by a necromancer who intends to sacrifice her to the dark gods. Rescued in the nick of time by an enigmatic sorcerer, she discovers that she possesses magical powers and must go to Whitehall School to learn how to master them.

There, she learns the locals believe that she is a “Child of Destiny,” someone whose choices might save or damn their world … a title that earns her both friends and enemies. A stranger in a very strange land, she may never fit into her new world …

All that Glitters (Stavin DragonBlessed Book 1)

This is the story of Stavin Kel’Aniston, a boy trained as a warrior, he serves his people as a caravan guard to obtain gold for their community. Stavin earned dragon-scale armor from the dragon on the mountain for his bravery, but the gift of the dragon comes at a price.

Thieves, brigands, and ne’er-do-wells of every kind are attracted to Stavin. As the summer passes, Stavin fights for his life and the honor of his name.

Book One in the Stavin Kel’Aniston DragonBlessed series. Author’s preferred edition

The Salad Oil King. An American Tale of Greed Gone Mad.

M.G. Crisci

Alfonso “Fonso” Gravenese.

The Godfather and Bernie Madoff, in a single protagonist.

 

In 1921, at the tender age of 6, Alfonso Gravenese, nicknamed Fonso, learns to rub olive oil on his yoyo string before competing for quarters against the older boys in New York’s Little Italy.

At the age of 10, his father, a neighbor fish monger, shows Fonso how to cheat neighbors by stuffing ice in the fish’s mouth.

At 15, Fonso drops out of school to become an entrepreneur. His nefarious skills expand exponentially. Before long he has amassed enough money to buy a meat market in the Bronx where he learns to sell low-grade meat at high grade prices. A few years later, he buys a failing meat company for pennies on the dollar…with a little persuasion from his vicious sidekick, Ricco.

Using the company’s production capability, dropping a bribe here and there, and making a few Federal meat inspectors disappear, he skims millions from Federal aid programs without a hiccup.  First, he shortchanges low-income kid’s post-recession lunches, then, with the help of a mafia partnership, turns America’s patriotic WWII rationing program into a personal cash machine.

But hundreds of millions is simply not enough. Fonso’s dark-side hubris leads him to create his Mona Lisa, a financial scam so large that it is simply unimaginable. When the dust settles, venerated brokerage houses go bankrupt, the commodity market shuts down, business alliances vanish, and friends either commit suicide or go mad. Ironically, JFK is assassinated, and his story evades the headlines, to say nothing of the hundreds of millions that were never recovered.

So, the question remains to this day, how could this unassuming mensch of a man with thick horn-rimmed glasses and rumpled suits outwit the World Commodity Market and the New York Stock Exchange? How could a high school dropout orchestrate a $10 billion scandal — then disappear into thin air with billions of dollars?

Critically-acclaimed author M.G. Crisci takes you on an epic journey of deceit and deception in his new book The Salad Oil King. An American Tale of Greed Gone Mad. (Orca Publishing. Also available in ebook and trade paper). San Francisco Literary Review calls it, “A classic tale of American crime, told by a master storyteller.”

To read more about this story buy The Salad Oil King at Amazon here

Manhattan born M.G. Crisci (mgcrisci.com) is the critically-acclaimed author of ten books based on true stories or real events in the genres of literary fiction, historical fiction and drama. He is also recognized expert in the field of consumer motivation and behavior, a thought-provoking social activist. He has been elected to Who’s Who in the World 22 times and is a recipient of Albert Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award for his business, literary, and social contributions.

 

Amazing Holiday Season Reads

From Enovel Authors

Grand Master’s Pawn (Grand Masters’ Galaxy Book 1)

One young woman challenges the secret rulers of the galaxy, and risks a perilous love.

Violet dreams of exploring exotic planets as a Grand Master’s pawn. When life-threatening cracks appear in the teleportal web, Violet is tasked with investigating the disruption. Suspicions point to the twelve Grand Masters, and she must penetrate their curtain of secrecy to identify the culprit. Her challenges escalate when she meets the enigmatic man behind the griffin avatar. Armed with only her erratic powers and a mishmash of allies, she must challenge the most powerful beings in the galaxy.

Reminiscent of the science fiction stories of Andre Norton, Violet’s perilous adventures are sweetened by romance and a sprinkle of laughter.

The Governor’s Daughter (Winds of Change Book 1)

Cathryn Blankenship has no desire for a season in London! Why on earth would her father want her to leave her home in Charles Town? Upon Cathryn’s steadfast refusal, Governor Blankenship is forced to assign a young lieutenant to watch over Cathryn on the journey and ensure his daughter’s appearance in London. Cathryn finds Lieutenant Jake Pennington the most aggravating, maddening man she has ever met…a man Cathryn soon admits she is in no hurry to see leave.

But fate has other plans for her in a world she is ill-prepared to enter. She descends into a place where love and betrayal go hand and hand, where greed and treachery are second nature, but moreover, the threat her father believes he has sent her is awaiting her arrival. When fate tears her apart from her Lieutenant, Cathryn finds herself desolate and alone. Soon, Cathryn makes fateful decisions that will send her back to her home.

Forever by the Sea — A Read by the Sea Wedding Romance Series

Forever by the Sea is book 8 in Traci Hall’s Read by the Sea Wedding Forever and Ever Contemporary Romance Series. You can read them all in any order. We hope you enjoy Forever by the Sea.

Sinead Monroe and Christian Sharp have been in love since kindergarten. They are soul mates, kindred spirits who are now ready for marriage. They have planned the wedding of the year and things get worse from there. One unfortunate event begets another as wedding after wedding is cancelled. Will the ceremony they both want so much be the end of their relationship—or will the trials create a love to last forever?

Behind the Altar (Behind the Love Book 1)

A tattoo artist on a Harley. A do-gooder beauty. A forbidden passion.

Leah Bryant lives a quiet life helping others. When her future mother-in-law, Geraldine, threatens her causes, she’s left confused by the hypocrisy and befuddled by a stranger who roars into town on a Harley.

Dean Davis never wanted to return to his hometown. But when his father dies, he knows he must return and faced his mother, Geraldine, and his ugly past. When Leah discovers the stranger is the brother of her fiancé who she’d been told was dead, she’s drawn to him and furious about the deception. Both are bowled over by an intense attraction to one another. The magnetic pull draws them into a passionate embrace within minutes of meeting.

Following His Heart (Ocean City Boardwalk Series, Book 1)

Sara Carson is a 30-something widow with a busy life. Two fun-loving best friends, a caring mom who needs her, and a thriving sweet shop. What more could a woman want? But when the ancient plumbing in her shop springs a leak and a gorgeous, dark-eyed stranger rushes to her rescue, hilarity unfolds—and Sara quickly sees exactly what she’s been missing.

Something most peculiar draws Landon Richards to Ocean City, Maryland—and to the lovely Sara. This woman touches his heart like no other, and the two of them explore the heady attraction that pulses between them. But haunting dreams have a way of encroaching on reality, and the strange phenomenon that brings these two together will also threaten to tear them apart.

Beneath the Shady Tree

Payton Montgomery wishes she could remember her early childhood; Joel McIntyre wishes he could forget. Payton is excited about restarting life in New Orleans, but she is plagued by sketchy nightmares and two child abductions that pervade the community and her inner psyche.

As she tries to cobble her life together after a string of bad choices, she falls hard for Joel, a veterinarian struggling with his own memories. Could their shared early past reveal secrets that will set them free?

Full Slab Dead: An Un-Cozy Un-Culinary Josie Tucker Mystery (Josie Tucker Mysteries Book 4)

Trouble down in Texas… When snarky food critic, Josie Tucker, heads to Austin, Texas, to wax philosophical about the local barbecue joints, she stumbles on to a decades’ old missing person case.

With the help of a local reporter, a Goth ghost hunter, and a bunco-playing transvestite, she tries to unravel the heart-tugging, hidden history before the whole place goes up in smoke.

The Sheriff’s Woman

He’s had his eye on her for years. But she was married. Now, she’s not. He’s the man she despises most in life, but Rachel Cameron did not anticipate the raft of dizzying emotions she feels in the face of Sheriff Garrett Stark’s steadfast and resolute desire to make her life better~and her family, his own.

Can a second chance at love make everything right?

Pineapple Mystery Box: A Pineapple Port Mystery: Book Two (Pineapple Port Mysteries 2)

When a giant inflatable Halloween witch goes missing in the Pineapple Port retirement community, Charlotte’s eager to nab the culprit. Before she can lift a fingerprint, someone threatens to kill a new neighbor who looks like an adorable Pomeranian but possesses a disturbing talent for revenge. Moments later, a stranger demands the return of a mysterious wooden box… or else.

Charlotte’s boyfriend, Declan, isn’t having a great morning either. His calculating ex-girlfriend has returned to claim she’s the rightful owner of his pawn shop. She’s livid he’s found a new lady, too.

Foolproof (Darcy Walker Mystery Book 5)

Jon Bradshaw needs a girlfriend stat. When he convinces Darcy Walker to be his wingman at a speed-dating event, one debacle leads to another, and before you know it, they’re the proud new owners of a dead body. Problem is, the body has a tie to Darcy…making her a person of interest in a murder.

Things quickly jump from bad to worse when someone hijacks the name of Darcy’s alter ego, framing “Jester” in a Hitchcock-like blend of crimes that leaves her head spinning.

In FOOLPROOF, Darcy battles an adversary who tests her IQ while she navigates the daunting worries of a high school senior. Add on the emotional fallout of her latest caper, a cop breathing down her neck, and a hot but stubborn boyfriend, and she’s at her wit’s end.

Vampire’s Quest: A sexy one true mate paranormal romance (Knight Fever Series Book 1)

A Vampire’s Quest. A Healer’s Destiny. Her beauty rivals the glow of the sun. To a vampire, elusive, desirable, forbidden.

A vampire’s quest leads him to his greatest challenge, a defiant traveling Appalachian nurse targeted for her supernatural healing abilities. In the middle of his final mission, Ryderholt Judson’s desire for the sexy healer burns deep and fierce. Yet, as his duty to the Dark Knights comes to an end, the last person he wants anything to do with, despite centuries of celibacy, is a potential fated mate.

Hidden away in the Appalachian mountains, Jess Willowbrook shares her supernatural abilities. No time for romance, she struggles to stay under the radar as the news of her success in healing supposed untreatable illnesses spreads. Danger on her heels, she encounters an injured man whose true nature defies reality.

 

Boxed Set-Three Dead Red Mysteries Plus Bonus Books

A DEAD RED CADILLAC (1st in the Dead Red Mystery Series)
When her vintage Cadillac is found tail-fins up in a nearby lake, the police ask Lalla Bains why an elderly widowed piano teacher, who couldn’t possibly see beyond the hood ornament, is found strapped in the driver’s seat.
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A DEAD RED HEART (2nd in the Dead Red Mystery Series) When a troubled, homeless veteran covers her vintage Cadillac with paper snowflakes, Lalla decides a showdown is needed, but that doesn’t mean she wants the man to drop dead at her feet—with a pair of blue handled scissors sticking out of his chest.
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A DEAD RED OLEANDER: (3rd in the Dead Red Mystery Series):Her beloved great aunt wants to barbecue dad’s side-kick, Bruce the goat, her man-hungry cousin has her sights set on her top pilot, and her new hire is really a CPA hiding from a vicious Las Vegas hitman. Then things really start to get messy.

November Reads

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As we get closer to the holiday season what better way is there than to spend the evenings curled up with a book? Here are some books that you should add to your reading list!


Science Fiction

Alexandria Rising: A Novel (Alexandria Rising Chronicles) by Mark Wallace Maguire

Rand O’Neal, an ambition-less newspaper reporter, is given a single task upon the death of his grandfather: Destroy a mysterious map. What should be a simple errand thrusts Rand into a journey across three countries chased by unknown pursuers where he discovers humanity’s biggest secret.

The novel has been reviewed as, “Superb,” “Amazing” and “Extremely well written” and has drawn comparisons to Dan Brown, Ian Fleming and Robert Ludlum. The book is labelled an action adventure, but contains elements of conspiracy fiction, science fiction and suspense.  It is also linked to a multi-media website which allows readers to engage with the experience in video, images and interactive appendices.

30th Century: Escape (30th Century Trilogy Book 1)

Which side will you be on? The side of the Syndos, genetically-altered humans, or the side of the Naturals.

Captain Jennifer Hero is leading a task force from the thirtieth century on a one-way trip to the Diversion Point. Their goal is to plant a virus that will disrupt the genetic tendency toward sociopathy among the Syndos. After an intense attack on their remote South Pacific island base, Jennifer sends her colleagues back 300 years. But she does not go with them, opting instead to travel alone back to 2015 to grieve the loss of the love of her life, the time machine’s inventor, and to find herself.

 

The Matriarch Matrix

“Riveting” * “Twists and turns” * “Dark and Intense” * “Surprising as it is hopeful”
The mysterious legend from the Matriarch 12,000 years ago said “The object can destroy. The object can save. But only for the man and woman together. Together, guide the salvation of others.”  Her lore is passed orally from generation to generation until….

2021 CE.  San Francisco.  Peter Gollinger dreams of a woman.  A dark-haired woman who haunts him.  A woman of great inner beauty, the kind that bespeaks of an inner love.  The kind Peter knows nothing of.  The kind of woman who is so beyond him.  The kind of woman he is destined to save. Or so says the ancient words passed to him by his family’s patriarch.

 

 

The Longest Midnight (The Dead War Book 1)

Captain Joshua Drake, a cynical and exhausted veteran, commands a platoon of men on the front lines of a collapsing civilization waging a brutal war against the walking dead.

As the fragile human defenses struggle to hold back an enemy that does not sleep or feel pain, Drake and his men are sent on a dangerous mission deep behind enemy lines.

The small platoon of soldiers set out into the apocalyptic wasteland where they must battle mass zombie hordes, dissension in the ranks and homicidal nomadic humans. To survive against these impossible odds and change the course of the war they will have to trust an unlikely and potentially dangerous ally.

 

 


Romance

The Man Who Needs You (Southern Men Don’t Fall In Love Book 5)

It’s all fun and games until the man you’re after marries another woman.

And the man who needs you shows up at that wedding.

For Katie Pennington Leigh, love and family seemed to be out of her cards until a crazy woman teases her with a future she never thought she’d want.

Jack Williams wasn’t looking for a wife. Hell, he wasn’t looking for anything, too concerned with raising his daughters and mourning the love he’d lost years ago.

But when Katie and Jack meet, all bets are off as the two set off on a course that neither ever expected.

 

 

Saber’s Vida: Book One (The Providence Series 1)

Former Delta turned FBI Tactical Commander Rafael Saber doesn’t know how to be anything but the cliché military player with women just waiting for him to show up. New is never easy, but Michelle is, for about 3 days.

When Saber is put in his place by one woman, another finds his charm and panty-dropping smile worth the risk. Assistant DA, Cassidy knows she’s worth more than a Delta Groupie title and makes Saber work for it.

Jump into the world of adventure and laugh out loud situations that keep Rafael and Cassidy’s life interesting. The Providence FBI Ops Field Office is waiting for you.

Beltway Betrayers: A Psychological Thriller (The Beltway Series Book 2)

Beltway Betrayers (Book 2): A Heart-Thumping, Powerfully Seductive Psychological Thriller.

The conclusion of the Beltway Series is a gateway to a universe where vengeance, kidnapping, a merciless chase, and intense passion create a story so unique, it will leave you speechless.

The finale of the Beltway Series is a Genuine Psychological Thriller That Will Hook You.

When Alex meets handsome and mysterious T.J. Gale, she’s drawn to him. Unable to resist, she follows her fate. Opening the doors to a passionate LOVE TRIANGLE that tips this edgy romantic thriller into a compelling read even for the most demanding readers.

 

Desert Skies, Rebel Souls

A journey into the unknown. A rebellion against family, culture, and society. A love against all odds.

From Scandinavia to the Middle East, a young woman travels to discover herself and finds a world of passion and history, war and peace. A whirlwind romance takes a dramatic turn, leaving Olivia caught between countries, belonging nowhere, and with the love of her life in danger far away.

From the award-winning author of The Cosmopolitan Islander comes an uplifting tale of adventure, conflict, and reconciliation that never shies away from brutal reality, yet sparkles with the sheer love of life.

 

That One Small Omission

Maggie Erickson-O’Brien always played it safe, always. That is, right up to the moment when she met the man of her dreams while on a work trip. A one-night stand led to dreams of forever, right up to the moment when she realized they could never have a future together. Months later, fate thrusts them together again, and he has to decide if her one small omission will doom their relationship.

Can forever still happen?

 

The Simple Soul of Susan

Susan Combs had long ago found the love of her life. The only problem was the other party still didn’t know he had been found.

Every day Susan saw Calder Hurtz, her next door neighbor and childhood best friend. They always enjoyed the short drive to school down the dusty streets of their small Texas town. She was happy in those perfect moments, for her life at home was most imperfect. The challenging homestead she inhabited was also the favorite subject of local gossip.

But one autumn day she overhears Calder and another boy having a conversation. This occasion of accidental audience sets Susan’s life on an unforeseen path. In the seasons to come, her future will be changed by two hospitalizations, two confessions of love, and one betrayal.

 

Sex Happens

Dr. Alexandra Rose has everything a woman could want. She’s the wife of a renowned cardiologist, the mother of three adorable sons, and a successful chiropractor. But on their twentieth anniversary, her husband shocks her with his affair. Her life spins out of control, and she faces the other side of marriage where dreams implode and people are not who they seem.

Alexandra wants custody of her children, but so does her husband, and he’ll stop at nothing. Thrust into a nightmare spawned by chilling deception, a custody battle erupts that’s so poisonous it threatens to become murderous.

 

The Christmas Eve Letter: A Time Travel Novel

30-year-old Eve Sharland is browsing a Pennsylvania antiques store when she discovers an old brass lantern tucked away on a shelf. She picks it up and sees something behind one of the sooty glass panes. To her surprise, she finds an unopened letter stuck inside.

The letter is postmarked December 24, 1885, and it is addressed to Evelyn Sharland in New York City. Eve gasps and drops the letter. That’s her name! The letter is addressed to someone with her name in 1885: Evelyn Sharland.

Eve purchases the lantern and the letter, and returns to her New York City apartment. Later that evening, she opens the letter and reads it, astounded by its contents. She stares at the lantern in wonder and alarm, deeply moved by the story of a tragic romance.

 

She Do Run Run: A Shot of Romantic Suspense

She Do Run Run is a fast, double-shot-of-espresso read. Its heart-racing story can be consumed in a few quick hours.

Jennifer is sent into a tailspin after the loss of her husband, Kyle, who died while serving in the military. Her world spirals out of control into a dark world of sex and booze. After a fatal encounter, she has an awakening and decides to leave town for a new start. But her dark past continues to follow her and haunt her every move. And then she meets a cop, Lieutenant Jon Dowling.

 

Life on the Porcelain Edge

Tessa Tarrington’s life is swirling out of control. No job. No apartment. Sick Dad…And she’s back in high school! Teaching at her Gibson’s Run alma mater would be tolerable, except she’s sharing purgatory with her mortal enemy, Ryland Jessup. But eight years post-high-school, and after tragedies she can barely understand, Ryland no longer fits her mental image of the over-sized bully he once was.

In fact, much to her disgust, he’s finding his way into her heart. After the sudden death of his wife, Ryland hung up his professional shoulder pads and picked up a whistle. Now he’s focused on coaching the high school football team and raising his daughter. The sudden return of his childhood crush, Tessa Tarrington, has reawakened long-ago feelings. But if God’s giving him a second chance to impress Tessa, the Man Upstairs has a funny way of showing it.

 


Non Fiction

Love Your Body: Lose Weight, Live Longer and Look Younger A New Diet Paradigm

For nearly twenty years, healthy diet, nutrition, and fitness have been a big part of John Griffin’s life. Johns passion is researching how food and exercise can reprogram our body’s genes, mitochondria, and cellular health.

John currently works as a Certified Health Coach. He advises people on how they can make healthy changes to their lifestyle to improve their quality of life and their overall health.

Twenty years ago John lost someone he loved very much to complications from Type-2 Diabetes. From that time he has been fixated on finding the best nutritional solutions for diseases.

 

The Perpetual Paycheck: 5 Secrets to Getting a Job, Keeping a Job, and Earning Income for Life in the Loyalty-Free Workplace

Right now is the perfect time to be looking for a job, because there are more opportunities for employees than ever before.

That may seem hard to believe… but it’s true.

Few people recognize what’s happening in today’s job market. Even fewer people have the tools they need to access those rewards. Today’s workplace may be loyalty-free, but this environment can propel employees to assert their workplace independence and use this unprecedented flexibility to truly soar.

O-Syndrome: When Work is 24-7 and You’re Not

A shake-you-up, get-you-grounded, ignite-your-fighting-spirit guide to overcoming O-Syndrome

If you’re overworked, overstressed, overburdened, overloaded, overcommitted, over-obligated, overtired, overwhelmed, overextended, overscheduled, and just plain over it, you are very likely suffering from O-Syndrome—today’s 24/7 workplace equivalent of the elephant in the room.

What do you really need and want for a satisfying and fulfilling life? By asking this and other tough but necessary questions, coach and facilitator Theresa M. Robinson highlight the need to re-establish clear values and priorities and to set boundaries in our work lives.

A-C-T Like A Kid And T-H-I-N-K Like A Parent

Just for kicks, have you ever wondered what your parents really want from you in life? Is it you, or do your parents want you to have no real fun? On any given day, do you want to make your parents proud of you and still do what makes you feel really happy within yourself? Of course you do! But the real question has always been, and still is…how? How can we actually get this done?

Well, with A-C-T like a Kid and T-H-I-N-K like a Parent, a.k.a “the child-part consoler”, you will get past common misunderstandings by learning how to truly talk, hear, and listen to your parents, guardians or caregivers instead of feeling like you have to run to friends to find some sense of acceptance, understanding, and real connection.

Feel Better Every Day: Natural Keys to Healthy Aging

Natural Keys to Healthy Aging

“Don’t worry about reading food labels as most of your food shouldn’t have labels.”
This is my personal mantra, and hopefully yours also. Despite all the latest medical advances, newest prescription drugs, increased doctor visits and plenty of self-help advice, our health as a nation is no better than it has ever been. And for many aging baby boomers it seems to worsen every year.

Having spent most of my life studying how to stay healthy, I wrote this book to help people just like me feel good everyday and enjoy the “golden years”. I am eager

The Gift Without Borders: My Healing Journey

A week before leaving on a big Florida vacation with her best friend Kristy, Sherry Hardt received the news of an aneurysm in the center of her brain.

That’s when she made a decision.

As a student of hypnosis and self-healing, Sherry resolved that she would channel her own inner powers and prayer to heal herself. So, rather than being bogged down with worry and fear, she went on that vacation anyway, with a solemn vow that she and Kristy’s focus would not be on illness but laughter and joy.

One month later when Sherry had interactive brain mapping surgery while awake, doctors found that the aneurysm had miraculously disappeared.

Midnite’s Journey: One Man’s Improbable Voyage Through America’s Reality

Follow Midnite, the genius activist-musician whose mis-adventures, during a dangerous and turbulent time in America’s history, lead the reader on a journey of death, slavery,music, corruption and romance. Standing up for justice, while seeking enlightenment,takes Midnite on a dark and foreboding journey.

These unimaginable events will both surprise the reader and awaken hope in America’s democracy…….. or will it?

The Omega Fatty Acids Blend: Plant Based Solutions for Your Health

All of us have some failings when it comes to what we put in our bodies. It is a fact that each of us needs to eat better.
In this book, The Omega Fatty Acids Blend, we will discuss how Omega fatty acids can improve our overall health and specifically work wonders for our heart, brain, joints, skin and eyes.

Fatty acids are important for all the body’s systems to work efficiently and effectively and the chapters contained within look at every aspect of these and how they work, including:

The fat fighting properties in Omega 3
Antioxidants in Omega 5
Getting the right ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3
The benefits of Omega 7
How Omega 9 helps with your brain AND your mood
And much more…


Fantasy

JK Rowling Is A Wizard

Harry Potter took the world by storm 20 years ago and like many avid young readers, Sean Morris was drawn into the world of magic and wizards. Hogwarts became his universe, until years of bullying for being a Potterhead finally ended in a gang violently beating it out of him. Years later working a dead end job in the world of mediocrity, he loses everything.

In an attempt to revisit the heroes of his childhood he reluctantly goes to a book signing of his idol, J K Rowling. There he witnesses something that changes his life forever. Could this encounter finally lead him to the magical reality he has been waiting his whole life for? Or is the world of his dreams too good to be true?

 

Red Dragon’s Keep (The Dragon’s Children) (Volume 1)

Demons want to kill him. Dragons need to save him.

 Mages, demons, and a talisman that controls Dragons plague first born son and heir Thomas Arach. An intriguing debut YA fantasy novel, Red Dragon’s Keep is the first book of The Dragon’s Children Series by Natli VanDerWerken.Red Dragon’s Keep is a coming of age action packed Young Adult novel.
Fourteen-year-old Thomas Arach wants desperately to earn his father’s respect. He’s been kept safe from danger all his life and he’s bitterly sure he’ll never be allowed to learn the arts of war. When danger threatens, will his father finally let him learn how to fight?Demons are attacking the outlying farmlands and Steadings.

 

Alyssa Mccarthy’s Magical Missions: Book 2: Wizardry Goes Wild

After months of living a normal life, thirteen-year-old Alyssa McCarthy faces magic again. Only this time, though, she is cursed with it, thanks to an old depressed skeleton named Errol. Alyssa’s time with her godfather, Alex, will never be the same again, as she can perform sorcery, but never control it.

From letting out enchantments at school to creating outdoor disasters, Alyssa is bound to face consequences. She can only get rid of her powers if she can boost her confidence levels and improve her bravery. But it’s not as easy as it sounds. She must measure those abilities with a special device called a skillometer. Will she be able to get rid of her unwanted wizardry?

 


Mystery

The Dance of Dimitrios (DCI Mike Lambert Book 4)

The Dance of Dimitrios is a mystery novel that mixes some of the horrors of illegal immigration with everyday events. DCI Lambert, who works for Europol – the European equivalent of the FBI – is sent to Greece in order to solve a cold case. Detective Chief Inspector Mike Lambert knows about people trafficking and the problems it causes governments throughout the world. Greece is the gateway into Europe for countless Middle-Eastern migrants, political refugees and terrorists.

The story involves the discovery of a woman’s body found floating in the River Ardas in Northern Greece. Believed to be of Middle-Eastern origin, she is buried in a communal grave along with other Islamic victims of drowning and promptly forgotten.

Murder Will Out

LOGAN IS THE FIRST PERSON YOU’D CALL FOR TWO-FISTED DETECTIVE ACTION!

And three times Logan means three times the adventure.

1930s Hollywood wasn’t just moving picture stars and backlots. It was also a petri dish crawling with crime. Power breeding corruption, wealth motivating robbery, and revenge leading to murder. In these three tales, Private Investigator, Tom Logan uses his brains, fists, and caustic wit, to first, take on a mysterious organization called ‘The Syndicate,’ which is usurping territory from other mobs and has placed a target on him, and the female witness he’s protecting. In a second story, Tom rescues a fair maiden from the clutches of a racketeer running a gambling boat.

Secrets of Sand Mountain (Sand Mountain Tales)

A story of murder, dark family heritage, and intrigue that will keep you turning the pages. The secrets of small town life are laid bare and the main characters must use all their wits to survive.

Philip Campbell dreams of life beyond his small home town of Campbell Crossing atop Sand Mountain in Alabama. It’s the summer of 1944 and World War II is in its final chaotic days.

Philip and his best friend, Harlan, go on a camping trip to their favorite site on a high bluff that leads to danger, mystery, and discovery.

But What If?

Against a backdrop of the moors and quaint villages of West Yorkshire, a freak accident forces strangers Sarah and John into an encounter neither of them want, or need. Frequent ups and downs blight their progress as they are railroaded by his strange obsessions.
Of all the people around why on earth did Betty, Sarah’s faithful Labrador, have to recruit John to be Sarah’s rescuer?

John has no idea why over the years his mind has become a monster controlling his every move and desire. He can’t see any way out. He has to obey his tormentors, or else!

Can Sarah help him overcome his demons? John scares her but somehow she can’t abandon him. Their journey is an emotional rollercoaster frequently switching between love and hate, hope and despair, fear and security, tears and laughter.

Adam’s Witness (Adam and Grace Book 1)

When newspaper reporter Grace Rampling stumbles onto a grisly crime scene while on a routine weekend assignment, she abruptly finds herself at the centre of a police investigation into the death of a Catholic bishop.

As the investigation unfolds, evidence points to a troubling hate crime as Grace finds herself central to the case —not only as a key witness, but a suspect and even potential victim.

Lead investigator Detective Sergeant Adam Davis is thrown by the fierce attraction he feels toward Grace that, if acted upon, could throw the entire case into jeopardy. With Grace at risk and off limits, Adam races to unravel an increasingly disturbing mystery, while he struggles to both protect and resist the woman of his dreams.

Two Tocks before Midnight: A 19th Century Historical Murder Mystery (The Agora Mystery Series)

The Strange Affair of October 24th, 1859: When a flurry of forgeries appear in museums and among collectors, the members of the Agora, a society dedicated to the betterment of man, take it upon themselves to stop the rogues.

But among the members, there is a traitor. Among the forgers, there is a murderer.

As friends betray their own and souls are sentenced to death, suspicions and tensions mount. Only one man, Carl Brooke, has the knowledge and expertise to stop the murderer.

 


Memoir

My Stars Are Still Shining

Though she came to live a glamorous life interviewing celebrities and walking international runways as a fashion model, Amina Warsuma’s path there was anything but easy. From modest beginnings, she needed grit and a willingness to surrender to fate to make it to the top.

As soon as we decide on a path to achieve our goals, we will be tested–and Warsuma was no exception. Determined to become a successful model, Warsuma immediately had obstacles thrown in her way, testing her resolve. She faced those challenges, and in the end, every encounter, whether good or bad, helped shape her journey.

Walk A(New) Way

What is it like to be born fully awake while most of the world lies fast asleep? To grow up in a world where you know people’s thoughts and true intentions, while what comes out of their mouths is the complete opposite?

Maddening? Yes. A bit horrifying? Absolutely.

Nalini McNab knows firsthand what it’s like.

In her book, Walk A New Way, she takes us down her path less travelled, shows us first hand what it’s like and how she navigated two very different worlds. But what emerged was a new path, a new way to walk. And we’re all invited to come along. Not to walk her path, but to carve out our own distinct way of being in this world, while not being of it.

MAD, BITTER, ANGRY, SAVED, HURT, & RESTORED

“My purpose for sharing my personal story is to inspire those who are hurt to know Jesus and receive all that he died for us to have. The freedom that the Lord offers is for those who are lost, mad, bitter, angry, and hurt. I pray that those who read this book will know that the Word of God contains the answer to every situation that can be encountered.

The Word of God is powerful and has the capability of restoring and mending relationships. For anyone who has been molested, raped, hurt, persecuted, and void of hope, I encourage you to read this book. Hear and allow God to minister to you.  He wants to help you to become the person that he died for you to be. Don’t live in bondage.


Historical Fiction

The Fire Escape Belongs In Brooklyn: A novel based on The Fire Escape Stories

The year is 1968. The world is crumbling around Mike Burns, a disillusioned Brooklyn youth attending his second year of college. His cousin and constant childhood companion, Sally-Boy, went missing two years ago. The two were incredibly close—they called themselves twins because they were born the same day—and Mike still thinks about Sally-Boy relentlessly, even talks to him…but nobody needs to know about that.

Adding to Mike’s problems, his father angrily nags him to cut his hair; a professor fills his head with passionate, troubling ideals; a friend’s draft dodge pulls him into incriminating circumstances; his Jewish roommate is in the doghouse with his own parents for dating the “wrong” girl; and Mike’s love interest—well, she has secrets of her own to deal with.

Coco’s Story: The early years (6 books in the series)

The incredible journey of a young French girl embarking upon an extraordinary life. Claudine Cicorre had no idea what her future would hold, but being discovered at sixteen by Janet Goldsmith, who owned the largest model agency in London was not part of her plan. Renamed Coco, and launched into the fiercely competitive world of modelling, it didn’t take long before she was ranked alongside Twiggy and the Shrimp as the ‘in demand’ face of the 60’s. Little did Coco know that modelling would lead to a lonely life of seclusion in the Spanish mountains…that is, until she meets Simon. Kindred spirits, they fall in love…or at least it feels like real love. Unexpectedly, Coco decides to return to Paris.

Arty’s Tough Trail (The Adventures of Arty Anderson)

Life moves on at an exciting pace for Arty Anderson! He now faces the opportunity of a lifetime: helping take a herd of over a thousand head of Texas longhorns up the Chisholm Trail! Yes, sirree, it’s an authentic cattle drive from the Circle A Ranch in Texas to Dodge City, Kansas!

Along the trail, Arty and the other cowhands encounter such dangers as angry steers, quicksand, lightning storms, stampedes, rustlers and Indians. Over and over, Arty is reminded to trust in God for help and strength. Through it all, Arty’s faith in the Lord is strengthened as he finds opportunities to witness for Christ.

June 17, 1967: Battle of Xom Bo II

The true story of the battle of Xom Bo II that was fought on June 17, 1967. It was a battle that pitted Five hundred 1st Infantry Division soldiers against 800 to 2000 Viet Cong from the 271st Regiment. The bloody clash took the lives of 39 Americans and seriously wounded 150 more. It is the minute by minute story of what happened that day in the steamy jungle and the story of the men who fought so valiantly to survive the ambush. It is the story of the loved ones left behind and the wounded who struggled to become whole again.


Literary

Eye of a Needle: And other stories

A great read for lovers of literary and experimental fiction. This debut collection was written with a compassionate eye for the fragile positions of women, the dispossessed and the poor. While experimenting with different styles and forms of storytelling, Cornelia Fick displays an acute insight into the mysteries of human nature. This collection of forty stories varies widely, from a one-line story to a short novella.

Told in the first, second and third person the stories in the collection are designed to take the reader on a journey. The stories themselves are thought to provoke and often set in Apartheid South Africa. Fick writes with wit, insight and humour.


Paranormal

Broken Magic: The Sanctuary Chronicles

A cursed witch. A vengeful werewolf. A twisted love spell.

In this world where legendary creatures roam, and magic is ruled by an unyielding High Council, Valeria Lancaster knows, from her strict upbringing as a witch, the value of order, rank and discipline. So when her powers wreak havoc around her, killing people – even her own mother – she has no other choice but to flee.

Unfortunately, the best hideout can’t protect her from Asher Stonelake, a Sanctuary Master and a werewolf with a dire taste of vengeance. The Lancasters have killed his entire family and he won’t rest until the witch who murdered his sister suffers the worst kind of death. When he catches the scent of his enemy and Valeria becomes his captive, Asher can’t wait to break her, until he notices that something or someone may already have.

The Dream Dancer: The First Book in the Dance Series

Lady Bryce has a gift.

She can enter dreams and persuade her will onto others.

It has served her well, especially in eliminating unsatisfactory suitors of her father’s choosing.
But when she encounters Lord Rowland she wants him more than any-thing and decides to visit him in his sleep and make him desire her above all others.

When she has driven Rowland to the edge of longing, she extracts a promise that he will marry her.
As time passes, Bryce and Rowland fall in love.


Crime

Her Own Hero

Sam Tilson is a struggling showgirl who’s always relied on her womanly charm and sex appeal to survive. Swept off her feet by a Spanish stud, she thinks she’s finally met the man who will save her. It’s not until she’s under gunfire and running from the law that she realizes, only she can save herself.

The Jewelled Egg Murders (Dangerous Journeys Book 5)

A Christmas holiday in Vermont turns deadly for Dr Anne McPhail whose hopes for a quiet family celebration with Thomas Beauchamp derail when his children reject her, and his mother falls ill.

Anne flees to her friend Catherine’s B&B for comfort and a place to stay, but when she goes for a walk in the snow to the town square, she stumbles across a body in her friend Erin’s antique store. A few hours later, Erin disappears.

Is Erin a suspect or a victim? While Anne joins the search, an old adversary, plotting revenge, arrives from Europe. Anne stumbles over another body, and then the killer closes in on her.


Thriller

A Burning in The Darkness

A compelling crime drama and poignant love story about a devoted man who must confront the painful legacy of his war torn childhood when he is wrongfully accused of murder. Michael Kieh’s struggle to prove his innocence leads him on a charged journey that pitches the pursuit of justice and the search for love against the instinct for revenge.

Michael is the chief suspect in a murder at one of the world’s busiest airports where he is a full-time faith representative. A series of brief encounters with a soul mate has eased his loneliness and together they come close to uncovering a past major crime, but ultimately he chooses to protect a young witness who could prove his innocence.

Mirror, Mirror, A Legal Thriller

On the day that Jeff Ryder learns he is going to be made a partner at Warrick, Thompson, and Hayes, his past catches up with him. The State Bar of California accuses him of coaching witness Marty Lewis to lie seven years earlier while he was working as a prosecutor in order to convict small-time con man, Dillon Reese, of the attempted murder of police officer Christopher Rafferty, a former Navy SEAL.

Jeff loses his million-dollar lifestyle, but sets up his own law office, determined to clear his name, by proving Reese is the shooter. Jeff discovers that Chris was wearing defective body armor made by Armor Up Corporation on the night he was shot. Jeff persuades Chris and his wife Beth to bring a negligence suit against Armor Up and the San Diego Police Department for millions in damages.

Amplify: A Billy Lime Crime Thriller (Billy Lime Crime Thrillers Book 1)

Stage-dive into the exciting crime adventures of Billy Lime, rock music bad boy and impresario.
If you want fast-paced action, then you’ll love award-winner Mark Hollands’ latest rock n roll thriller.
In AMPLIFY, Billy Lime bankrolls the global tour of Californian rock gods, The Pagan Virtue. On the road for more than a year, the band is at war with each other and Billy must keep them off the drugs, out of the bars and on the stage.

When lead singer Jet Kelly is poisoned, and drugs are discovered stashed in music equipment, the cops mark Billy Lime as a killer and drug-runner. In a story that twists and turns, Billy must fight for his reputation and – ultimately – for his life.

Almost Mortal (A Legal Thriller)

Emerging criminal defense attorney Sam Young has always known he had a gift. Or a curse. He thinks of them as minor psychic abilities. When Sam is hired by an attractive young nun named Camille Paradisi, he agrees to help discover the identity of a serial killer in order to prevent Camille’s pastor from being exposed for not reporting the man after a confession – thereby allowing another murder to occur. While Sam’s psychic abilities increase as he investigates the case and gets closer to Camille, he realizes that the enigmatic nun is not revealing the complete truth.

Camille shares an old journal anonymously mailed to the church, which she believes may have been authored by the killer/confessor.


Religion

The Re-Creation of Planet Earth and the Real Account of Life’s Beginnings: A Compelling Analysis of Creation, Evolution, the Big Bang, God, Jesus, and Heaven

Have you ever wondered why there is such a huge discrepancy between what scientists say about the age of our planet and what the Bible says? According to scientists, the planet is 4.6 billion years old. Yet the Bible says that this planet Earth is only six thousand years old. But what if both were right? What if there was an analysis of creation that combined science with scripture in the search for truth—yielding a unique and provocative conclusion about life’s beginning?


Spiritual

Love, Life, and the Spirit Within

After her mother dies from colon cancer, Ashley Marsillas begins to receive messages and signs from the spirit world during her grieving process. She contacts a medium, who confirms that the author is receiving messages from her mother, who is continuing to watch over her daughter. Ashley studies many types of metaphysical systems and people, including psychics, mediums, spirituality, channeling, and anything to do with connecting to spirit.

From her experiences with her own grieving, the author has crafted a book designed to help others who have lost a loved one. She includes meditation techniques and many stories about her connection with the spirit world. Love, Life, and the Spirit Within is a motivational book that demonstrates how an individual can achieve anything they set their mind to.


Inspirational

From the Shadows: A Journey of Self-Discovery and Renewal

AMAZON #1 BESTSELLER

Offering hope and healing, the author retraces her beautiful transformation from suicidal despair to habitual happiness, sprinkling each step with soul-stirring original poetry and journal excerpts.

For decades, she hid her chronic depression from everyone, including herself, until hitting a crisis point. She seemed successful and happy to all, except her closest confidantes; they knew the anguish she wished to end by killing herself. Through self-exploration, she found a pathway to conquer the pain.

Dreamwalking: Based on the TRUE STORY of a defiant young man

DREAMWALKING’ is based on the true story of an athletically gifted young man named J.W.
He is accidentally pushed off a cliff which leaves him paralyzed from the waist down at 23 years old.This happens before the American’s with Disabilities Act, so his life gets much worse after the accident.
He has no money. His girlfriend doesn’t want him any more. His father’s out of the picture.
So, he ends up in a state-run nursing home which turns out to be a ‘cuckoo’s nest’ for old people.Initially he is depressed, in a wheelchair and living with a comedic cast of unusual characters.

Womens

Native Girl Rites

Mari Gray has always embraced her mixed heritage – garnering her strength from her African-American grandfather and her healing hands from her Native American grandmother. She hopes to draw upon both as she follows in her Jewish American father’s professional footsteps as the town’s abortion doctor. And with one year of college left, Mari is well on her way. But when a wealthy classmate violates her in the worst possible way, Mari must take matters into her own hands – calling on the powerful and omniscient Mother Moonshun, an ancient Native American deity whose domain it is to protect and preserve the health of women. But will it be enough?

 

Happy Halloween!

Hannah Jenkins

 

 

 

Get ready for the haunting season with ghost stories, terrifying thrillers and chilling crime reads. With Halloween just around the corner we have a selection of books to get you in the holiday spirit. If you don’t want to get a fright, we have reading suggestions for you too! Keep scrolling for romance, fantasy, memoirs and more!

 

Want to leave it up for fate to decide? Why not use our matchmaker video below to pick a book for you? Just press play on the video and pause at any point.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horror

 

 

The Dead of Winter, by A.B. Gibson

 

Description: Four young professionals pick the wrong weekend to visit a popular Pumpkin Patch Bed and Breakfast.

It’s the last day of the season, and the weather and the farm are picture perfect. Ma and Pa Winter are the consummate hosts, and they immediately win over Dillon, Tara, Josh and Julia with their homespun authenticity.

Like the thousands of other visitors to Winters Farm and Orchard, the four are eager to pick apples and pumpkins and take the challenge of the Giant Corn Maze.

But Ma Winter has other plans.

A scary moonlight hayride spirals into a frantic twenty-four hours of deception and mayhem, and the group find themselves unwilling participants in a horrific family tradition that could ruin their lives forever.

What is the very dark secret of Winters Farm and Orchard, and can they escape before it’s too late?

 

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The Caging at Deadwater Manor, by Sandie Will

 

 

Description: A dad with a vendetta. An unsuspecting daughter. A psychiatric hospital known for questionable acts. And staff who keep secrets in the attic.

On a cold, January evening, fourteen-year-old Jeannie Kynde is told that her beloved mother drowned in the murky waters along Florida’s Gulf Coast. Her distraught father turns on Jeannie, no longer the caring father she once knew. Four years later, Jeannie is finally old enough to escape her father’s clutches, but he has different plans. He imprisons her at Deadwater Manor, a psychiatric hospital with an unscrupulous past. Between endless psychiatric treatments and a hospital staff up to no good, Jeannie faces insurmountable odds as each day ticks away. Will she be locked away forever? Or can she fight against the nightmare that has now become her world?

If you like suspenseful shockers, you’re sure to love this psychological thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat and stay with you long afterward. Check out the great reviews on this novel that debuted on the #1 Hot New Releases bestseller list.

 

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The Autobiography of Satan: Authorized Edition, by William A. Glasser

 

 

Description: This is the story of Satan’s many struggles, across the history of Human existence, to unshackle the Human mind, and open the gates to forbidden knowledge.

 

From the moment of his first emergence as a single spark in the dimness of prehistory, to the more enlightening force into which he evolves across the full span of human existence, Satan, as he now clearly illustrates, has been urging human beings to open their eyes to the world around them, and to continue seeking, with unfettered minds, for ultimate answers, yet to be found. To do so he must struggle against the persistent attempts to stifle that urge by the “spoon feeders,” as he calls them, individuals who have insisted, within every age, and often with a bloody fist, that they, and they alone, are the possessors of the only beliefs that every human being should accept and live by, without question. As Satan traces the history of their many attempts to stop human beings from thinking for themselves, he also takes his readers on a search for the ultimate source of all evil in this world. Readers will obviously enter the book with the standard concept of Satan as a supernatural figure of evil. They will leave the book, however, with a better understanding of how such mind-twisting concepts have been used to keep people away from the “forbidden” knowledge that lies beyond the borders of entrenched beliefs.

 

 

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Sour Lake: Or, The Beast, by Bruce McCandless

 

 

Description: It’s 1911. Someone, or something, is leaving the good citizens of East Texas’s Ochiltree County savagely mutilated and drained of blood. Slow-talking Sheriff Reeves Duncan needs to put an end to the murders, and soon. But it won’t be easy. This is the Big Thicket, dark and brooding, haunted by racial tensions and economic despair. Fortunately, Sheriff Duncan can count on the assistance of an undersized but tough-as-rawhide Texas Ranger, two physicians, a mechanical wunderkind, and a soft-spoken idiot savant who knows the sloughs and baygalls of the Thicket like his own backyard. This league of unimpressive gentlemen is about to be tested by the cunning and ferocity of an enemy that walks by night – and the tentacles of a desperate sectarian plot that threatens the very survival of the human race.

 

 

 

 

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Mystery, Thriller & Crime

 

 

Amplify: A Billy Lime Crime Thriller (Billy Lime Crime Thrillers Book 1), by Mark Hollands

 

 

Description: Stage-dive into the exciting crime adventures of Billy Lime, rock music bad boy and impresario.

If you want fast-paced action, then you’ll love award-winner Mark Hollands’ latest rock n roll thriller.

In Amplify, Billy Lime bankrolls the global tour of Californian rock gods, The Pagan Virtue. On the road for more than a year, the band is at war with each other and Billy must keep them off the drugs, out of the bars and on the stage.

When lead singer Jet Kelly is poisoned, and drugs are discovered stashed in music equipment, the cops mark Billy Lime as a killer and drug-runner. In a story that twists and turns, Billy must fight for his reputation and – ultimately – for his life.

If you like Lee Child and Stieg Larsson, then you’ll love this cracking page-turner. Pulp fiction at its finest with a cracking rock n roll sound track.

Find out why Amplify is “guaranteed to get your pulse racing,” with 4.7 stars on Amazon and is celebrated by the Australian Crime Writers’ Association.

 

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The Hollows: A Midnight Gunn Novel, by C.L. Monaghan

 

 

Description: London 1860

Midnight Gunn is no ordinary detective- born during a solar eclipse as Halley’s Comet blazed a trail through the sky- his supernatural birth right is both a help and a hindrance when solving crimes.

Detective Inspector Arthur Gredge, of Scotland Yard, is the only one who knows Gunn’s secret.

When the body of a young aristocrat is discovered in a backstreet alley, Gredge enlists Gunn’s help in a race to discover the identity of the notorious Spring-heeled Jack- the monster that is terrorising London.

A trail of clues and victims leads them to discover the horrifying truth behind the killing.

 

The Hollows, encompasses the thrill of a traditional gothic mystery with an extra twist of paranormal, a splash of romance and a hint of horror! Dive into the past and experience the thrill of the hunt as Gunn- Scotland Yard’s best kept secret- chases down a dangerous killer making friends and enemies that will change his life for ever

 

 

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Breathe In, by Michelle Bellon

 

 

Description: Breathe in. Breathe out. This mantra gets Tessa Benson through the day.

The man she loves walks all over her, and she just wants to get by without her heart shattering to pieces. If she could find her voice, she’d scream.

Everything changes in one night, when she’s snatched from the streets and tied to a bed, a camera set up to capture her dying moment. And the person who paid to watch her die…is still out there somewhere.

Tessa prowls dark neighborhoods in a quest for justice, but she doesn’t find the killer. Not until they strike again…in the place Tessa is least expecting, and where it hurts worst.

 

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Twisted Doubles: Chillingly Criminal, by Joanie Pariera

 


Description: A young, seemingly guileless millionaire businessman, an unsuspecting, progressive, middle-class woman who meets and falls in love with him, a tortured ex-cop who gets entangled in their tragic love story, and a hardworking reporter with a never-say-die attitude – these are just some of the characters in this suspense-filled love story about what it means to hold on to everything that makes you, you.

‘Twisted Doubles’ is not just a story about double trouble. It examines human identity as it is defined for us by everyone else. It journeys through the identity trail as set by any bureaucracy, from birth to death and beyond. It explores the irony in trying to walk the legal path, whether tested, proposed, or new, in a world where humans increasingly find themselves reduced to any single thing that identifies them where it matters most.

Set in India, with the South Asian Tsunami of 2004 as a backdrop, ‘Twisted Doubles’ is a universal story of identity crises that will enthrall just as much as it will make you weep.

When Anjali AIyer wakes up in a strange place, drugged and beaten up the day of her wedding, she is devastated. Her trauma takes an absurd turn when she finally makes it back to her hometown, and is greeted by doors shutting in her face, and a family that is convinced she is an imposter. Heartbroken and alone, Anjali must find her way back to her family, her love, and her life itself.

 

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Hemlock Jones & the Angel of Death (Hemlock Jones Chronicles), by Justin Carroll

 

 

Description: Ten doors down from the home of a world famous ‘consulting detective’ lives twelve-year-old Hemlock Jones, and her recently arrived housemate and unwitting companion, Edward Whitlow. Hired to ‘demystify’ the mystery of a man’s murder by a terrifying angelic spectre, Hemlock and Edward’s investigations will lead them all over Victorian London, uncovering bizarre and deadly foes, figures from Hemlock’s hidden past, and a plot to take over the city…

 

Hemlock Jones & The Angel of Death is the first of the Hemlock Jones Chronicles, a series of detective adventures for children and adults, set in Victorian London.

 

 

 

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The Child on the Terrace (Dangerous Journeys Series) (Volume 4), by Virginia Winters

 

 

Description: Anne McPhail, retired pediatrician, shattered by her experience in Bermuda, rents a tiny house in Setenil, Spain, hoping to reconcile what she learned about herself and Thomas after the gunfire in that dark room on the island.

 

But she sees a child on the terrace of the local cafe who doesn’t seem to belong to her minders and then Ari, the Mossad agent who saved Anne’s life, seeks her out with a plan to rescue the child from kidnappers. Should she trust him? Three days later, she is on the run with Ari and the little girl, with killers Esti and Sergio on their trail. She glimpses a man she thinks is Thomas. Is he, too in Spain? And why?

How far will Anne go to save Naomi?

From Spain to France to Italy, this is Anne’s most dangerous journey.

 

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The Scent of Lies, a Cozy Mystery & Romance (Paradise Valley Mystery Series Book 1), by Debra Burroughs

 

 

Description: Book 1, Paradise Valley Mysteries. When 28-year-old Emily Parker’s dashing private-eye husband is killed, her world is torn apart. In time, she begins to unravel clues that maybe he wasn’t who he had claimed to be.

 

With the help of her close friends and the new police detective in town, Colin Andrews, Emily takes over her late husband’s business and begins searching for answers to his murder, putting Emily’s own life in danger.

 

A story overflowing with murder mystery, close friendships, a bit of romance, and juicy intrigue–think “Stephanie Plum” meets “Nancy Drew”.

 

 

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Srepska, by Lucas Sterling

 

Description: When Fredric Ulrich is asked to investigate a devastating cyber-attack, he is drawn into a conspiracy that threatens not only his own life, but the entire United States’ economy…

 

German intelligence operative Fredric Ulrich has been asked to investigate the cybercrime gang who sparked massive unrest in Kenya by taking over electronic transactions. But as he digs deeper, a wiretap on hacker communications reveals this is only the beginning.

 

Srepska, a shadowy criminal cabal, has launched a massive cyber-attack on the United States.

 

Taking off for Washington, Ulrich unexpectedly teams up with American gun for hire, Lars Christopherson, and dives head-first into a massive conspiracy that reaches all the way up to the very top of the U.S. Government.

 

Stock markets have gone haywire. ATMs have shuttered. And Fredric Ulrich is about to come face to face with the men he is sent to find….

 

From the deadly streets of Budapest to the equally perilous corridors of Washington, Srepska is an action-packed, compulsive thriller that depicts a financial scam terrifyingly close to reality.

 

 

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The Devil You Know, by Alex Breck

 

 

Description: No amount of money can disguise the fact that wealthy twenty-eight-year-old Lachlan Maclean is physically and morally repugnant to all who know him.

 

A broken human being and a killer, only a sick mind such as his could think up the experiment that he calls The Project. His aim is to excavate the deep depravity of the human condition, to create a grisly televised record of the true blackness at the centre of our bestial heart. The ultimate reality show.

 

Instead Lachie unearths a treasure trove of spontaneous and unaffected joy and light. For the first time in his wretched existence he feels the power and the beauty of genuine love and perhaps even a chance at redemption.

 

But the beast had been lurking in the shadows after all, a brooding evil borne of one of mankind’s blackest nights.

 

Now in a dark race against time and tormented by the forces of good and evil, Lachie is possibly the only man on earth who can save his precious new family.

 

 

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Gabrielle: An Erotic Thriller, by Randy T. Lane

 

 

Description: Michael Wesson decides to drop out of college and head to New York to pursue show business. Sure, his parents are a little worried. His sister and best pal think he’s making a mistake. Still, Michael is ready to follow his dream of becoming an actor, even if he can barely afford rent and knows nothing about the city, including news of the Silk Stocking Killer. Turns out, Michael arrives in the Big Apple in the midst of the biggest manhunt in thirty years. A psychotic murderer is hunting the rich women of the Upper West Side. The victims are found bound by silk stockings with the name “Gabrielle” written in red across their chests. As the fresh-faced New York newbie struggles to find his way, the media can’t get enough of the horrors happening to the rich and beautiful. Why does the Silk Stocking Killer target such high-class women, and who is Gabrielle? Soon, Michael gets sucked into the investigation as he plays the role of his life, trying to stop a vicious psychopath before more women end up dead.

 

 

 

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Romance

 

The Band 4: The Air We Breathe, by Marguerite Nardone Gruen

 

 

Description: Marguerite is on holiday in London, finally free after 27 years of feeling like a hostage to her strict and overbearing parents. Also in London, and struggling with his thoughts of freedom, is Chase Martin―one fourth of the most successful band on the planet―who knows that freedom can only come at the expense of his band-mates.

 

They come from completely different worlds, but when those worlds collide―on a rainy night in a small coffee shop―nothing will ever be the same again. Before ever laying eyes on him, his pain and anxiety somehow reaches her, and she feels moved to alleviate it… to offer comfort, which he desperately needs. After years of performing with his band-mates, they are closer than brothers. They are a part of one another, and the compulsion he is feeling to separate from them, is tearing him apart.

 

The strange bond Marguerite and Chase discover goes beyond attraction or desire. It goes beyond love or lust or anything either of them have ever experienced. It is absolutely terrifying, but to walk away from its pull would be like choosing not to breathe.

 

This is a story of love, loss and heart-break… of family and friendship. This is their story.

 

 

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The Wentworth Legacy: A Long Island Novel, by Rosalinda Morgan

 

Description: A telegram from his family’s attorney to come home immediately interrupts Spencer Wentworth’s carefree life in England. Spencer A Wentworth, a scion of an old wealthy banking family of New York Gold Coast in Long Island, returns from a three-year Grand Tour in 1927 with a big surprise waiting for him. Thus begins a series of events putting pressure on his personal life. Will he be able to handle the big responsibility given to him?

With the stock market about to collapse, he is plagued with worries that the family will lose everything including Wentworth Hall, his ancestral home. Will he and his family retain their way of life as the country gets deeper into the Depression?

Honoring his promise to preserve his legacy, he is determined to save Wentworth Hall at any cost even if it means losing the only woman he loves. A tale of responsibility, love, betrayal, suspense and redemption during the Gilded Age. It is a fascinating account of the way of life long gone.

 

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Mistress Suffragette, by Diana Forbes

 

 

Description: A young woman without prospects at a ball in Gilded Age Newport, Rhode Island is a target for a certain kind of “suitor.” At the Memorial Day Ball during the Panic of 1893, impoverished but feisty Penelope Stanton draws the unwanted advances of a villainous millionaire banker who preys on distressed women—the incorrigible Edgar Daggers. Over a series of encounters, he promises Penelope the financial security she craves, but at what cost? Skilled in the art of flirtation, Edgar is not without his charms, and Penelope is attracted to him against her better judgment. Initially, as Penelope grows into her own in the burgeoning early Women’s Suffrage Movement, Edgar exerts pressure, promising to use his power and access to help her advance. But can he be trusted, or are his words part of an elaborate mind game played between him and his wife? During a glittering age where a woman’s reputation is her most valuable possession, Penelope must decide whether to compromise her principles for love, lust, and the allure of an easier life.

 

 

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Life on the Porcelain Edge, by C.E. Hilbert 

 

 

Description: Tessa Tarrington’s life is swirling out of control. No job. No apartment. Sick Dad…And she’s back in high school! Teaching at her Gibson’s Run alma mater would be tolerable, except she’s sharing purgatory with her mortal enemy, Ryland Jessup. But eight years post-high-school, and after tragedies she can barely understand, Ryland no longer fits her mental image of the over-sized bully he once was. In fact, much to her disgust, he’s finding his way into her heart. After the sudden death of his wife, Ryland hung up his professional shoulder pads and picked up a whistle. Now he’s focused on coaching the high school football team and raising his daughter. The sudden return of his childhood crush, Tessa Tarrington, has reawakened long-ago feelings. But if God’s giving him a second chance to impress Tessa, the Man Upstairs has a funny way of showing it. Just when Tessa starts to lighten up, Ryland’s best friend returns. Will the always-irresistible Joey Taylor stifle any hope Ryland has to ignite the dream of a relationship with Tessa?

 

 

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Ruff Cut, by Kasey Riley

 

 

Description: Army veteran Sheriff Megan Holloway has a lot on her mind. A dog with a bellyful of smuggled diamonds, a terrified woman hiding at the Bailey’s Boarding House and a mafioso who is likely connected to both of them. What’s that city crook doing in her town, anyway?

 

Add to that, the man Megan’s been close to for the past year is flirting with another woman and, last night, she relived her personal nightmare of the war in Afghanistan, again…yeah, her life is just peachy. Her psychological trauma has kept her from committing to Aaron; maybe he’s given up waiting for her. Maybe he’s begun looking for a woman with less emotional baggage…

 

Forced to call in the proper government agencies, Megan fights to keep control of the investigation by hook or by crook. Protecting the citizens in her town is her first priority. Fortunately, she has an ace-in-the-hole the Feds don’t. The citizens of Riverview trust her and will help her any way she needs.

 

 

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Sci-Fi

 

Return of the Convict, by William Thomas

 

Description: Dom Tessier is a space cadet at Vancouver’s Space Training Academy. Brain implants have enhanced his memory, and speeded up his learning processes. In another year he’s to be fully telepathic, and take his place in the world-wide technocracy.

 

Lucas, the benefactor who paid for his education, is a convict who’s now returned from Mars.  Dom is Lucas’s clone, and the brain implants provide the avenue for a mind merger.

 

In the struggle to preserve his autonomy, all Dom’s beliefs about the society he’s been raised in are called into question.

 

 

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Fantasy & Paranormal

 

 

Their Witch Wears Plaid, by Kathleen Shaputis

 

Description: Even though Nell felt right at home as the palm reader at Scotland’s Baillie Castle, a romantic bed and breakfast, her own love life fell short. Surrounded daily by married and engaged couples, Nell enjoyed her independence, though there was this one sweet crush she had on a fantasy knight in shining armor.

Her delightful end of summer is shoved into a powerful hurricane of mystery when an evil druid battles for her service, throwing her into nightmares and catatonic trances. Will her infatuation with the professional knight rescue her from the darkness or is he entrenched with the dreaded Druid?

The hurricane reaches Category 5 intensity when a magic coin, the diva queen squad and a pair of witches collide at the castle. Will magic be enough to save Nell from a broken heart or cause certain death?

 

 

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Fear Club: The Masquerade, by Eden Crowne

 

Description: Sometimes the only choices left are bad ones.

New city. New country. Lonely Lexie Carpenter finds a club online. Welcoming, beautiful, people. But they are monsters. They rip out her soul, dividing it into three pieces as prizes in the Club’s occult lottery. Left for dead, Lexie is resurrected by a silver-haired young sorcerer. How ironic that he is a monster as well and may want to kill her himself.

 

The sorcerer’s motives are Future Lexie’s problem. Right now, death has only been postponed if the two of them can’t find the Soul Eaters and put this broken girl back together. Lexie claws her way up the supernatural food chain collecting some odd allies on the way: a massive Shadow Hound with a taste for human flesh, a world-famous rock singer who happens to be a magical half-demon (that’s a secret) and gorgeous (that’s not), and two celestial Japanese spirits with too many secrets.

 

Lexie’s paranormal learning curve quickly becomes slippery with the blood of demons and the damned. And in the battle for the first piece of her soul, Lexie learns the betrayals go deeper than she could have imagined. Blood deep.

 

 

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Goddess of The Wild Thing, by Paul DeBlassie III

 

 

Description: Goddess of the Wild Thing is a dramatic tale of one woman’s spiritual journey where magical happenings, unexpected turns of fate, and unseen forces influence her ability to love and be loved. Eve Sanchez, a middle-aged woman and scholar of esoteric studies, encounters a seductive but frightening man who introduces her to a supernatural world in which the wicked powers of a surrogate mother’s twisted affection threaten love and life. In the mystic realm of Aztlan del Sur, Eve and three friends struggle with whether bad love is better than no love and discover that love is a wild thing.

 

 

 

 

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Remain, by Sherrie Sushko

 

 

Description: After the sudden and tragic loss of her child, Laurie sinks into a deep depression, unable to cope with the outside world. Yearning for contact one last time, Laurie dismisses the good intentions of those closest to her and continues to reach out for the seemingly impossible, never underestimating the power of a mother’s love.

 

Remain is a supernatural story about the bonds that we form and how they remain with us forever.

 

 

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Blood and Frost, by Holly Blackstone

 

 

Description: Life is funny – people say ‘one door doesn’t close unless another one opens’. I’m too practical for metaphysical ruminations; I like concrete things, things I can observe and measure, and I don’t believe in fate. Correction – I DIDN’T believe in Fate. How is it you can go through life and not realise you need something desperately and then suddenly wake up to find out it’s vital to your existence?

 

But I’m getting ahead of myself. I wasn’t happy but I had made peace with my life, or thought I had. It wasn’t perfect, in fact it was a bit of a mess, but it was MY mess. I had a decent job, met interesting people, was starting to make pretty good money, enough money to think about asserting my autonomy once more. Then I took a trip to northern Scotland in the middle of winter to meet a client and it changed everything.

 

HE changed everything. He showed me the shuttered parts of my soul, shone light on my dark, hidden desires and ignited something in me that is terrifying. Even now, there is part of me that he holds captive that no amount of distance or time will ever make free. My name is Lucretia Davison, and this is my journey.

 

 

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Smolder: Book Two of Faerie Lights, by Rayna Noire

 

 

Description: A smoldering threat looms overhead, waiting to strike and alter lives.

 

Meara and Rosemary are on a desperate search for sanctuary as they flee war-torn England. But the refuge they seek proves to be unattainable when they realize that the evil they fled has followed them onto the shores of Ireland.

 

Deemed warrior queens, Meara fears fate has made a fatal mistake. Her magic eludes her, leaving her unable to decipher cryptic messages. If she fails to come into her own soon, her chance of survival will wither away.

 

Will the dangerous combination of inexperience and evil lead to total destruction for all?

 

 

 

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Curse of the Ottawa, by Frank Daley

 

 

 

Description: A man drowned an Indian 200 years ago.

A sorceress curse: A family member will die in the river for 10 generations.

He didn’t buy it.

Ten of my family members died. Find out how and why.

GOT meets The Twilight Zone!

 

 

 

 

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Memoir

 

Terror by Rail: Conspiracy Theories, 238 Passengers, and a Bomb Train―the Untold Stories of Amtrak 188, by Lynn Radice

 

 

Description: Terror by Rail is the compelling true story of a major catastrophic event: the Amtrak 188 accident on May 12, 2015. After the accident, Lynn’s journey and passion for answers caused her to ask questions about train safety and the bigger global issues that are challenges of the rail. A must read for anyone who travels, lives, or works near a rail system, Lynn’s Terror by Rail is a wakeup call. As the phrase goes: See Something Say Something, and Lynn is doing just that! A born connector as a recruiter, puts the puzzle pieces together, and readers are blown away by what could have been the headline for that day had the story gone just 50 feet differently. This story of a single mom’s heartbreaking journey through hell and back will give everyone facing challenges in their life a bit of hope that nothing is permanent, and it is possible to come through the pain to the other side.

 

 

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Running Away to Europe: A Memoir, by Nicolette Johnston

 

 

Description: In this soul-searching story, Nicolette explores England and France. But her adventure quickly turns into a comedy of errors, leaving her trip to resemble nothing like the dream vacation she envisioned. She leaves her passport on a bus in England, gets pickpocketed in Paris, has a fender bender on a narrow village road in the Loire Valley, and realizes she is truly alone when she can’t communicate in French. Despite blogging her adventures to the world, she internally struggles with which direction in life to go next. Vowing to keep incoming communication to a minimum during her escape; she wanders thru parks, gardens, and the French country hoping to find inner peace. Yet, she knows her biggest struggle still lies ahead. Does she return to John in Florida? The kindest man she’s ever known despite his shortcomings, and why can’t she forget Jett? The man she told herself never to surrender her heart to. But first, she must remember why she ran away in the first place.

 

With her vacation…err, ‘run’ coming to an end, the thought of figuring out the next chapter is nearly paralyzing, but she knows she can’t avoid facing her future forever.

 

 

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Historical Fiction

 

The Parthian (Parthian Chronicles Book 1), by Peter Darman

 

 

Description: When Rome transgresses upon his father’s domain that lays between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, Pacorus, a prince of the Parthian Empire, is sent to exact revenge. After a string of victories Pacorus and his men are captured in Cappadocia, clapped in chains and sent to Italy to live out the rest of their days as slaves. But fate intervenes and Pacorus and his companions are saved from a living hell by a renegade gladiator named Spartacus. In gratitude, Pacorus agrees to help Spartacus build his army as Rome musters its legions to crush the slave uprising. And so begins an epic adventure of glory and savagery played out across the length and breadth of Italy, as Spartacus defeats the armies of Rome and Pacorus leads his horsemen to victory after victory. But will Pacorous and the slave army escape from Italy, and will he win the love of the fierce and proud Gallia before the most powerful man in Rome, Marcus Licinius Crassus, takes the field against Spartacus?

 

 

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Humour

 

The Extraterrestrials! In an Adventure with the American Army, by Ken Patterson

 

 

Description: Bored with the usual cattle mutilations and earthling abductions, The Alien Captain and his daring, gray explorers head to Kansas to participate in a crop circle contest.  Unfortunately, due in part to a gray navigator’s poor self-esteem and hereditary earwax problems, another crewmate’s random Tourette’s-driven outbursts, and The Alien Captain’s obsession with meeting William Shatner at an upcoming Star Trek convention, the grays unintentionally pilot their flying saucer into The Shite Black Hole. Transported back in time the hapless travelers crash in a remote spot in America’s southwest.

Having no other options, the grays accept an offer from the Roswell Airfield intelligence officer, Major Marcel, to stay in the base’s plush, underground quarters. It soon becomes apparent, however, that Marcel’s seemingly generous offer comes with a condition: the U.S. Army wants the grays to build a working flying saucer. Initially, they accept this offer, but soon find they are not up to the task of constructing an interstellar spacecraft. The grays also quickly discover they are not actually guests, but prisoners. Their host’s promise of free room and board and all the bowling they can handle is not everything it is cracked up to be.

 

 

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101 So Bad, They’re Good Dad Jokes, by Elias Hill

 

 

Description: Dad jokes. They make you cringe, they make you groan but the one thing they have in common is they come from dad. Be it during a wedding toast or when introducing your dad to someone you want to impress, dad never fails to insert a dad joke wherever he can.

 

This dad joke book makes a great gift for the dad who has everything and has heard everything. Or maybe you want to buy it for yourself and come prepared the next time dad wants to have a joke off.

 

In any event, 101 So Bad, They’re Good Dad Jokes will have your eyes rolling into the back of your head faster than dad can strip to his tighty-whities on a hot summer day!

 

 

 

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Women’s Fiction

 

 

Sex Happens, by Carol Soloway

 

Description: Dr. Alexandra Rose has everything a woman could want. She’s the wife of a renowned cardiologist, the mother of three adorable sons, and a successful chiropractor. But on their twentieth anniversary, her husband shocks her with his affair. Her life spins out of control, and she faces the other side of marriage where dreams implode and people are not who they seem.

 

Alexandra wants custody of her children, but so does her husband, and he’ll stop at nothing. Thrust into a nightmare spawned by chilling deception, a custody battle erupts that’s so poisonous it threatens to become murderous.

 

In this stay-up-all-night portrait of a contemporary family, Alexandra’s bittersweet journey of love, loss, and sexuality leads her to a miraculous discovery of self and power. Sex Happens explores the very essence of all we value as women—marriage, motherhood, sex—and what we’ll do for each.

 

 

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Self Help

 

 

 

The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Life: 100+ Ways to Hack Your Look, Love, and Work By Doing (Almost) Nothing! By Jennifer Byrne

 

 

Description: This collection of humorous life hacks features 100 easy, low-commitment solutions to the everyday problems of the twenty-something woman.

Do you have a lot to do but can’t seem to bring yourself to do it? The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Life can teach you how to get things done with as little effort as possible. Learn to simplify your beauty routine, keep up with your friendships, hack the dating game, and get by in the corporate world with these easy, low-commitment suggestions. You’ll find over 100 solutions to your most common problems, including:

-Smoothing out frosting on store-bought cupcakes so they look homemade
-Hiding dirty dishes in a soapy sink before company arrives
-Washing and styling bangs (only) to avoid the limp hair look
-Faking it as a food blogger to snag a dinner reservation
-Reading the plot summary online before a book club meeting

With lazy girl–approved hacks that range from humorous advice to quick fixes, you’ll be able to find a temporary solution to simplify your life in no time!

 

 

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I’ve Lost My Mind: How I Found It Again, Tille Bright

 

Description: “I was sexually abused as a young child and spent many years trying to remember and then trying to forget, while dealing with the aftermath.  I struggled with relationships and intimacy, had multiple psychiatric ward stays, several different diagnoses, suicide attempts and periodic unprofessional psychiatric care. How could I become an authentic whole woman? “

I spent close to 30 years as a counselor facilitating both small and large groups. I also volunteered as a Peer Support Worker, both at the Canadian Mental Health Association at their Clubhouse and on the In-Patient Psychiatric Unit.  For most of those years I was part of the “walking wounded”.

I came out to Vancouver after college, and fell in love with the West Coast. From the age of 21 I never lived anywhere else.  I currently live on scenic Vancouver Island with my tortoiseshell cat among my book shelves and piles of books.

 

 

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Young Adult

 

Letorian Descendants- Casey Blane Series (Book 1), by Jodi Ann Fahey

 

Description: Forced into an action-packed world of vampires, werewolves, and all things mystical, Casey Blane must quickly learn of the great power she possesses as she unlocks the mysteries of her nearly four hundred year old royal family’s past in order to save herself and her coven as the next Letorian Descendant.

Casey Blane Series:
Over 400 years ago, King Davalian, The Letorian King, protected the covens from the Pandions and townspeople during the medieval times of the black plague and the witch hunts. Two very gifted sorcerers were part of his army and fought alongside him. One was a woman named Lily who not only helped him to victory, but won his heart. Lily was not at all interested in King Davalian. Her love was Connell, the other gifted sorcerer.

During King Davalian’s rein, Lily discovered the secret to eternal life through a series of talismans, a reborn vampire, which she tried on herself. Connell was to be next and they were to live out their lives, each generation, with each other. Except, that night, things went terribly wrong and even though both had been blessed with eternal life their bond was never completed. Instead, in a jealous rage, King Davalian cursed Connell and forced him to a life being controlled by the moon and to never forget.

 

 

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Paradise Girl, by Phil Featherstone

 

 

Description: A highly infectious and incurable virus spreads worldwide. Seventeen-year-old Kerryl Shaw and her family live on a remote farm and think they will be safe, but the plague advances. Despite deaths around them, the Shaws survive. However, this changes when a stranger arrives, and it soon becomes apparent he has brought the infection to their door. One by one the family succumbs, leaving Kerryl alone.

 

Kerryl is sure it’s only a matter of time before she, too, dies. She decides to record what she thinks will be her final days in a diary. She realises that it will never be read, so she imagines a reader and calls him Adam. As loneliness and isolation affect the balance of her mind, Adam ceases to be an imaginary character and becomes real to her.

 

Communications break down and services fail. Unexplained events build fear and menace: Kerryl hears her name called in the night; she’s attacked by stray animals; she’s molested when she visits the town; she sees a stranger outside her house, who vanishes when she tries to make contact; objects appear and disappear. The climax comes when she finds a text message on her phone. Who is texting her? How? She thinks it can only be Adam, because by now there is no one else left. Another text invites her to a rendezvous at the Bride Stones, a beauty spot popular with lovers, and she leaves for what she is sure will be a meeting with Adam…

 

 

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There Be Demons, by M.K. Theodoratus

 

 

Description: After her father remarries, Britt Kelly’s life becomes a cesspit. She lives in her sister’s two-bedroom tenement apartment with her mother, two brothers, and two young nephews. She starts a new high school where she knows no one. And, even when Britt thinks she’s making friends, the church where she studies in is torn down.

 

Then, the field commanders of The Demon Wars draft her and her friends to aid the four Gargoyle Guardians who fight the demons invading the city of Trebridge. The fate of the city hangs on Britt’s ability to lead and learn enough self-control to manipulate the natural magic of Grace. Meanwhile, she also needs to decide what to do about Cahal, her chemistry lab partner who is as strong as her and may have interests more than just protecting Trebridge.

 

“There Be Demons” is a continuation of M. K. Theodoratus’ urban fantasy, “Night for the Gargoyles”. It tells the tale of Gillen and his team of Gargoyle Guardians as they defend Trebridge while teaching Britt and her friends – the untrained “reinforcements. Along the way, Gillen and Britt learn things about each other to make them stronger both together and alone.

 

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Sepp’s Epic Perils & Pitfalls: The 7 Sepp-Books Collection, by Helmut Schonwalder

 

 

Description: The Sepp’s Epic Perils & Pitfalls collection includes all 7 Sepp-Books the whole saga in epic proportion from Germany to America for one low price of $13.93.

Sepp’s Epic Perils & Pitfalls of an International Hospitality Professional takes us on a journey from the Sudeten Mountains to the West German American Zone and provides a window into Sepp growing up in a 1950-60 Frankenland, before getting his professional education in the International Hospitality Industry during the 1960s. Here he works and earns his living in restaurants and hotels. Sepp develops a strong liking for alcohol and sex. Sepp witnesses how money plays a big role. The ones who have ample cash enjoy understating, while those who do not have it, overstate by acting like being rich. Sepp spends many years in the Hansestadt before his travels and a new job in Andalusia. Moreover, from here Sepp immigrates to South Africa. After working at the Indian Ocean’s shore, he emigrates from Africa to the United States starting out in Kansas City and finally making his home among the Redwoods along the Pacific Ocean front of California.

 

 

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Poetry

 

Splendor from Ashes: The Poetry of Emergence, by Ingrid Rizzolo

 

 

Description: From the heartbreaking ashes of abuse, a poet emerges to share a poignant collection of lyrical verse that details her journey as she moves from shame and brokenness to realize resilience and strength. Ingrid Rizzolo, a seasoned New York City educator, opens her heart and her life in her poetry, revealing an honest and authentic portrayal of the pain, fears, and confusion born out of physical and psychological abuse. With raw emotion and painful vulnerability, Rizzolo describes her transformation after she is betrayed by a handsome Romeo and led down a dark path where she must overcome many obstacles-both internal and external-in order to heal and move forward into the future as a stronger, more confident woman. Splendor from Ashes is a moving compilation of poetry that opens the possibilities and provides hope for anyone suffering from life’s most complex challenges. “Dr. Rizzolo has captured the essence of true expression through her poetry that gives one an escape to flirt with their imagination, past memories, and often unspoken thoughts. A must-read for all poetry enthusiasts” -Dr. Anthony B. Spivey, DBA, professor

 

 

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