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Fever (A Songbird Novel Book 1)

  Romance > Contemporary
Author: Melissa Pearl
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Fever (A Songbird Novel Book 1)

Ella Simmons does not want to move across the country, but her boyfriend has persuaded her to join him at UChicago to finish out her college education. Never having the confidence to refuse him, she hops on a plane and makes the trek from LA, expecting to adjust to life like she’s often forced to. But things take a complicated turn when she hears a luscious voice singing over her shower wall. His deep, sexy tenor makes her weak in the knees, spreading fire through her limbs and making her question everything about her life and relationship.

Can one voice really have that much of an impact?

Avogadro Corp: The Singularity Is Closer Than It Appears (Singularity Series Book 1)

 Science Fiction > Cyberpunk
Author: William Hertling
FREE

Avogadro Corp: The Singularity Is Closer Than It Appears (Singularity Series Book 1)

David Ryan is the designer of ELOPe, an email language optimization program, that if successful, will make his career. But when the project is suddenly in danger of being canceled, David embeds a hidden directive in the software accidentally creating a runaway artificial intelligence.

David and his team are initially thrilled when the project is allocated extra servers and programmers. But excitement turns to fear as the team realizes that they are being manipulated by an A.I. who is redirecting corporate funds, reassigning personnel and arming itself in pursuit of its own agenda.

Shadows of the Past (Logan Point Book #1): A Novel

  Christian > Romance > Mystery & Suspense
Author: Patricia Bradley
FREE

Shadows of the Past (Logan Point Book #1): A Novel
Psychology professor and criminal profiler Taylor Martin prides herself on being able to solve any crime, except the one she wants most desperately to solve–the disappearance of her father twenty years ago. When she finally has a lead on his whereabouts, Taylor returns home to Logan Point, Mississippi, to investigate. But as she works to uncover the truth, someone else will do almost anything to keep her from it.

Nick Sinclair pens mystery novels for a living, but the biggest mystery to him is how he can ever get over the death of his wife–a tragedy he believes he could have prevented. Now that his estranged brother is the only family he has left, Nick sets out to find him. But when he crosses paths with Taylor, all he seems to find is trouble.

Stories Untold: A Gripping Psychological Thriller

 Action & Adventure > Men’s Adventure
Author: Leslie Wolfe
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Stories Untold: A Gripping Psychological Thriller

Something terrible happened sixteen years ago; many lives were lost. Who was responsible? As long as the truth remains buried, his life is in danger. She will help him find it; she’s the only one who can.

They’re both strong and fearless, determined, relentless.
He’s a decorated war veteran and he wants to die.
She’s a prominent psychologist and she won’t give up on him.

When a suicidal client seeks her help, Dr. Angela Blackwell cannot turn him away, despite the fact that he isn’t seeking the kind of help she normally provides her clients. The man, who won’t fully identify himself, wants the distinguished psychologist to stand witness after his planned death in six months’ time, ensuring his wife will not be charged as an accessory or be hindered from collecting the death benefit he carefully provisioned for her. He calls himself DJ and won’t willingly share anything about his past.

The Bradshaw Mystery (Blake Hartley Detective Novels Book 1)

  Mystery > Traditional Detectives
Author: John Waddington-Feather
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The Bradshaw Mystery (Blake Hartley Detective Novels Book 1)

Having spent many of his boyhood holidays there, Inspector Blake Hartley is already acquainted with ‘The Grange’, a large house on the outskirts of the Yorkshire town of Keighlworth. Past meets with present when he and Sergeant Khan are called to The Grange to investigate the brutal murder of the wealthy reclusive owner. There is no obvious motive and, when it becomes apparent some of the suspects are characters he knew as a boy, the case presents Hartley with some interesting challenges.

Bad and Badder

 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Ray Backley
FREE

Bad and Badder

Five contemporary thrillers to have you bolted to the edge of your seat.
The theme linking all of these visceral stories is bad people – their motivations, their victims, how they get their comeuppance, and how – just sometimes – they don’t.
In ‘A.B.C.’, a liaison between Shannon and Tyson is not quite what it seems. It all just has to go horribly wrong for one of them. But which one?
‘Desert Rat’ tells the story of Danny Freemont’s final business trip – his last chance to ‘see a little of the real country’. It quickly descends into a dry-throat nightmare where hope is in short supply.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope (P.S.)

 Biographies & Memoirs > Scientists
Author: William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer
Regularly $11.49, Today $2.99

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope (P.S.)

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is the immensely engaging and inspiring true account of an enterprising African teenager who constructed a windmill from scraps to create electricity for his entire community. William Kamkwamba shares the remarkable story of his youth in Malawi, Africa—a nation crippled by intense poverty, famine, and the AIDS plague—and how, with tenacity and imagination, he built a better life for himself, his family, and his village. The poignant and uplifting story of Kamkwamba’s inspiration and personal triumph, co-written with Bryan Mealer, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind has already won ringing praise from former Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore as well as Paolo Coelho, internationally bestselling author of The Alchemist.

The Bohemians: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature

 Fiction > History & Criticism > Regional & Cultural
Author: Ben Tarnoff
Regularly $11.99, Today $1.99

The Bohemians: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature

At once an intimate portrait of an unforgettable group of writers and a history of a cultural revolution in America, The Bohemians reveals how a brief moment on the far western frontier changed our culture forever. Beginning with Mark Twain’s arrival in San Francisco in 1863, this group biography introduces readers to the other young eccentric writers seeking to create a new American voice at the country’s edge—literary golden boy Bret Harte; struggling gay poet Charles Warren Stoddard; and beautiful, haunted Ina Coolbrith, poet and protector of the group. Ben Tarnoff’s elegant, atmospheric history reveals how these four pioneering writers helped spread the Bohemian movement throughout the world, transforming American literature along the way.

How to Instant Pot: Mastering All the Functions of the One Pot That Will Change the Way You Cook

  Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Special Appliances
Author: Daniel Shumski
Regularly $7.99, Today $1.99

How to Instant Pot: Mastering All the Functions of the One Pot That Will Change the Way You Cook

Master the revolutionary appliance that is changing the way we cook!

The only Instant Pot cookbook that is organized by function, How to Instant Pot is both a guide to understanding the Instant Pot basics and a foodie’s creative collection of over 100 recipes specially crafted to take advantage of the Instant Pot’s many virtues, from cooking perfect risotto in six minutes, no stirring required, to five kinds of yogurt, to creating one-hour killer chili and soups from scratch, using dried beans.

Here’s how to make incredible hands-off meals like Ziti and Italian Sausage, Maple-Mustard Pork Shoulder, and Korean-Style Short Ribs, plus plenty of sides, breakfasts, and desserts.

The Prettiest One: A Thriller

 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: James Hankins
Regularly $4.99, Today $1.99

The Prettiest One: A Thriller

When Caitlin Sommers finds herself alone in a deserted parking lot with blood on her clothes and no memory of the past few months, it seems like one of the nightmares that have tormented her for years…but it’s all too real. Desperate to learn the truth about where she’s been and what has happened to her but terrified of what she may find, Caitlin embarks on a search for answers. Her journey takes her from the safe suburban world she knows to a seedy town she’s never heard of, where a terrible truth from her past lies hidden—a truth she can’t quite remember yet can’t completely forget.

Jerusalem: A Cookbook

 Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Middle Eastern
Author: Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi
Regularly $18.99, Today $2.99

Jerusalem: A Cookbook

In Jerusalem, Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi explore the vibrant cuisine of their home city—with its diverse Muslim, Jewish, and Christian communities. Both men were born in Jerusalem in the same year—Tamimi on the Arab east side and Ottolenghi in the Jewish west. This stunning cookbook offers 120 recipes from their unique cross-cultural perspective, from inventive vegetable dishes to sweet, rich desserts. With five bustling restaurants in London and two stellar cookbooks, Ottolenghi is one of the most respected chefs in the world; in Jerusalem, he and Tamimi have collaborated to produce their most personal cookbook yet.

The Paleo Diet Revised: Lose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Foods You Were Designed to Eat

 Diets > Paleo
Author: Loren Cordain
Regularly $9.99, Today $2.99

The Paleo Diet Revised: Lose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Foods You Were Designed to Eat

Eat for better health and weight loss the Paleo way with this revised edition of the bestselling guide-over 100,000 copies sold to date!Healthy, delicious, and simple, the Paleo Diet is the diet we were designed to eat. If you want to lose weight-up to 75 pounds in six months-or if you want to attain optimal health, The Paleo Diet will work wonders. Dr. Loren Cordain demonstrates how, by eating your fill of satisfying and delicious lean meats and fish, fresh fruits, snacks, and non-starchy vegetables, you can lose weight and prevent and treat heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, metabolic syndrome, and many other illnesses.

  • Breakthrough nutrition program based on eating the foods we were genetically designed to eat-lean meats and fish and other foods that made up the diet of our Paleolithic ancestors
  • This revised edition features new weight-loss material and recipes plus the latest information drawn from breaking Paleolithic research
  • Six weeks of Paleo meal plans to jumpstart a healthy and enjoyable new way of eating as well as dozens of recipes
  • This bestselling guide written by the world’s leading expert on Paleolithic eating has been adopted as a bible of the CrossFit movement

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