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Waterfall: A Novel (River of Time Series)

Teens > Religion & Spirituality

Author: Lisa T. Bergren

Waterfall: A Novel (River of Time Series)

Most American teenagers want a vacation in Italy, but the Bentarrini sisters have spent every summer of their lives with their parents, famed Etruscan scholars, among the romantic hills. In Book One of the River of Time series, Gabi and Lia are stuck among the rubble of medieval castles in rural Tuscany on yet another hot, boring, and dusty archeological site … until Gabi places her hand atop a handprint in an ancient tomb and finds herself in fourteenth-century Italy. And worse yet, in the middle of a fierce battle between knights of two opposing forces.
And thus she comes to be rescued by the knight-prince Marcello Falassi, who takes her back to his father’s castle—a castle Gabi has seen in ruins in another life. Suddenly Gabi’s summer in Italy is much, much more interesting. But what do you do when your knight in shining armor lives, literally, in a different world?

Girl in the Gatehouse, The

Religious Fiction > Historical

Author: Julie Klassen

Girl in the Gatehouse, The

Miss Mariah Aubrey, banished after a scandal, hides herself away in a long-abandoned gatehouse on the far edge of a distant relative’s estate. There, she supports herself and her loyal servant the only way she knows how–by writing novels in secret.Captain Matthew Bryant, returning to England successful and wealthy after the Napoleonic wars, leases an impressive estate from a cash-poor nobleman, determined to show the society beauty who once rejected him what a colossal mistake she made. When he discovers an old gatehouse on the property, he is immediately intrigued by its striking young inhabitant and sets out to uncover her identity, and her past. But the more he learns about her, the more he realizes he must distance himself. Falling in love with an outcast would ruin his well-laid plans. The old gatehouse holds secrets of its own. Can Mariah and Captain Bryant uncover them before the cunning heir to the estate buries them forever?


The Kindness of Strangers: Penniless Across America

Biographies & Memoirs > Travel

Author: Mike McIntyre

The Kindness of Strangers: Penniless Across America

As featured on Oprah, The Kindness of Strangers is the story of one man’s continental leap of faith–and the country that caught him.

Stuck in a job he no longer found fulfilling, journalist Mike McIntyre felt his life was quickly passing him by. So one day he hit the road to trek from one end of the country to the other with little more than the clothes on his back and without a single penny in his pocket. Through his travels, he found varying degrees of kindness in strangers from all walks of life–and discovered more about people and values and life on the road in America than he’d ever thought possible. The gifts of food and shelter he received along the way were outweighed only by the touching gifts of the heart–the willingness of many he met to welcome a lonely stranger into their homes…and the discovery that sometimes those who give the most are the ones with the least to spare.

Includes an extended sample from the author’s second travelogue, The Wander Year: One Couple’s Journey Around the World.

The Lord Is My Shepherd: The Psalm 23 Mysteries

Literature & Fiction > Mystery

Author: Debbie Viguie

The Lord Is My Shepherd: The Psalm 23 Mysteries

Cindy’s church is getting ready to celebrate Easter, and Jeremiah’s Temple is preparing for Passover when Cindy literally stumbles over the body of an unknown man lying dead in the sanctuary. The church was locked, and a bloody cross necklace on the floor seems to be the only clue. The killer is likely a member of the congregation, but there are hints that similar deaths have happened in the past. Are Cindy and Jeremiah dealing with a serial killer? They have to unravel the clues before Easter Sunday arrives and more people die.

Cindy and Jeremiah come from two different worlds, even though they work right next door to each other. Cindy is a strong Christian who lives a normal but somewhat dull life, working as a church secretary. Jeremiah is a Reformed rabbi with a mysterious past full of danger and excitement. But one eventful Easter/Passover week, the two find themselves working together to solve a murder and stop a serial killer from striking again. Solving the mystery should put an end to their alliance, but the church secretary and the rabbi quickly find themselves enmeshed in another mystery. Soon the two form a friendly alliance and friendship, exploring personal history and faith and growing closer with each passing adventure. Despite their differences Cindy and Jeremiah find a lot of common ground.


Cooking the Books: A Sloane Templeton Mystery

Literature & Fiction > Mystery

Author: Bonnie S. Calhoun

Cooking the Books: A Sloane Templeton Mystery

After her mother dies from a heart attack, Sloane Templeton goes from Cyber Crimes Unit to bookstore owner before she can blink. She also “inherits” a half-batty store manager; a strange bunch of little old people from the neighborhood who meet at the store once a week, but never read books, called the Granny Oakleys Book Club; and Aunt Verline, who fancies herself an Iron Chef when in reality you need a cast iron stomach to partake of her culinary disasters. And with a group like this you should never ask, “What else can go wrong?”

A lot! Sloane begins to receive cyber threats. While Sloane uses her computer forensic skills to uncover the source of the threats, it is discovered someone is out to kill her. Can her life get more crazy?


Tell Me When It Hurts

Romance > Romantic Suspense

Author: Christine Whitehead

Tell Me When It Hurts

Archer Loh, Seven Sisters grad and Olympic-level rider, has been groomed as a government assassin. First in her class, she’s a prime asset to her agency. However, she rejects the opportunity to kill for “the good guys” and instead embraces the quiet life of suburban lawyer, wife, and mother. Her violent apprenticeship remains her secret.

When her only child is murdered and the killer goes free on a technicality. Archer Loh ditches family, career, friends, and horses, to define her own agenda and brush up on her rusty lethal skills. At her darkest ebb, Connor McCall, Harvard-educated financial baron turned Wyoming sheep rancher, stumbles into Archer’s life and everything changes.


The Scavenger’s Daughter: A Tyler West Mystery

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Police Procedurals

Author: Mike McIntyre

The Scavenger's Daughter: A Tyler West Mystery

Disgraced newsman Tyler West is desperate for a scoop that will save his career. When he investigates the baffling deaths of several of San Diego’s elite, he uncovers a common link: torture devices not used since the Dark Ages. Plunged into a mysterious world of medieval torture scholars, antiquities collectors and sadomasochists, he must break the brilliantly conceived series of slayings that has cast a dark shadow over a city better known for its sun, sand and surf. The elusive killer goes by the name Friar Tom, in tribute to his hero, Tomás de Torquemada, the first Grand Inquisitor of the Spanish Inquisition. As Ty scrambles to unmask the monstrous zealot, he is drawn into a lethal game of cat and mouse that could cost him everything.


WordPress Revealed: How to Build a Website, Get Visitors and Make Money (Even For Beginners)

Web Development > Programming

Author: Matt Wolfe

WordPress Revealed: How to Build a Website, Get Visitors and Make Money (Even For Beginners)

In this incredibly in-depth guide to WordPress, Matt Wolfe (of TheWPClassroom.com fame) gives an amazing amount of detail on pretty much everything you need to know to get started with WordPress. From all of the basics of getting a site online to advanced strategies of traffic generation and monetization.
Gone are the days of hiring expensive coders to fix your website or spending thousands of dollars developing membership sites or ecommerce sites. WordPress makes these things simple to do YOURSELF.

The Witch’s Dream – A Paranormal Romance (The Order of the Black Swan, BOOK TWO)

Romance > Fantasy, Futuristic & Ghost

Author: Victoria Danann

The Witch's Dream - A Paranormal Romance (The Order of the Black Swan, BOOK TWO)

He was left behind when Elora Laiken made her choice. Now he’s had it with love, but a transplanted witch who happens to be the world’s best tracker hopes she can change his mind.

The Witch’s Dream begins with B Team on temporary assignment to Black Swan headquarters in Edinburgh where they are supposed to fill in for stretched-thin resources and assist with a werewolf issue. They’ve been given permission to stop in Ireland for a few days and help celebrate a handfasting at the palace in Derry.

When they reach Edinburgh, the afterglow of an elftale wedding quickly turns all business. A missing person report turns into a demon abduction. A simple werewolf sanction becomes a diplomatic issue requiring the one thing Elora is no longer willing to give – finesse.


A Path Less Traveled (A Miller’s Creek Novel)

Religious Fiction > Romance

Author: Cathy Bryant

A Path Less Traveled (A Miller's Creek Novel)

Trish James is tired of being rescued. When a spooked horse claims her husband’s life, she’s determined to blaze a path for herself and her traumatized son without outside help. But will that mean leaving the place etched on her heart?

Andy Tyler has had to struggle for everything, and starting a new law practice in Miller’s Creek, Texas is no different. Though prepared for business challenges, he’s not prepared for falling in love–especially with yet another woman who will probably abandon him for her career.

Will Andy and Trish be able to see past their limited human understanding to take a path less traveled?


The Enemy We Know (Letty Whittaker 12 Step Mystery)

Mystery > Women Sleuths

Author: Donna White Glaser

The Enemy We Know (Letty Whittaker 12 Step Mystery)

Psychotherapist Letty Whittaker, a professional secret keeper, has a secret of her own. When one of her clients slips free from an abusive boyfriend, Letty becomes the target of his violent rage. Wayne invades Letty’s life, slithering his way past the barriers erected between her personal and professional lives, leaving gifts of dead rats, mutilated dolls, and freaky Shakespearian sonnets. Worst of all, Wayne uncovers Letty’s deepest shame, infiltrating her AA group and threatening to expose her to the state licensing board.

And then–good news–Wayne is murdered. The bad news? The police suspect Letty. Worse yet, the sonnets and bloody souvenirs keep coming. Someone else has been watching Letty. Someone eager to drop bodies at her feet like a cat offering dead mole trophies to his mistress.

Someone willing to kill again.


The Body Departed

Horror > Ghosts

Author: J.R. Rain

The Body Departed

Two years ago, a man broke into James Blakely’s apartment and shot him in his sleep. Twelve times, killing him instantly. Dead and confused, James discovers he has a choice: he can move on into the afterlife, or he can stay behind. Unfortunately, since James has done some very bad things, moving on into the afterlife can only mean one thing: the fires of Hell. Or so he thinks. Forgoing eternal damnation, James instead chooses to haunt his old apartment building.

Now James’s days are mostly spent visiting his daughter and ex-wife, welcoming new neighbors, and talking to those who can see the dead. It’s a simple, peaceful life, but with each passing day, James discovers something more and more alarming: memories of his former life—and even his own identity—begin slipping away. Faced with the prospect that he is rapidly deteriorating into a state of nothingness, James sets out to save his eternal soul. With the help of his daughter and a world-class medium, his journey to peace and forgiveness will not be an easy one, especially for a ghost who still wishes to be a father—and who fears he is destined for a fiery Hell as punishment for sins he cannot remember. Now, as James begins to uncover the devastating secret that connects his soul to earth, he will discover that even in death life has a few surprises.


Just Evil (The Evil Trilogy Book One)

Romance > Romantic Suspense

Author: Vickie McKeehan

Just Evil (The Evil Trilogy Book One)

Despite growing up together in their trendy Beverly Hills neighborhood, three best friends hide dark childhoods. The lives of Kit, Baylee and Quinn have been anything but perfect. Little do they know a stranger is about to unravel long, buried secrets, bringing the past back to life with a vengeance.

Kit Griffin has finally overcome a painful childhood at the hands of her mother, former actress Alana Stevens. No longer living in the grasp of the cold, tyrannical woman, Kit’s life is finally on track. That is, until Alana is found brutally murdered on Mother’s Day, pulling Kit back to the dark horrors of her past. To make matters worse, the police consider Kit the prime suspect.



Liberty Belle

Religious Fiction > Historical

Author: Patricia PacJac Carroll

Liberty Belle

Set in 1859 Denver, Liberty Belle is a story of finding freedom and forgiveness. A jilted bride, a wayward sheriff, a small boy, outlaws, and a gallows provide
plenty of action, romance, and hope.

Liberty Longstreet was left at the altar, but that wasn’t the worst of her day. She awakens to the fact that she needs to declare independence from her controlling mother. Wanting her freedom and to find a man of her choosing, Libby leaves home for faraway Denver. She just doesn’t count on being robbed, falling for a wayward sheriff, or being accused of murder.

Sheriff Wade Calder throws down his badge in a quest for revenge. Instead, he takes responsibility for his enemy’s young son. Wanting only to be free, Wade runs into Libby, and she wins what is left of his heart. Unfortunately, he has nothing to offer her until he picks up his badge. His honor is restored, but it may cost Libby her life.

Together they learn the cost of freedom and the wealth of forgiveness.


Joyful Momma’s Guide to Shopping & Cooking Frugally

Cooking, Food & Wine > Personal Finance

Author: Kimberly Eddy

Joyful Momma's Guide to Shopping & Cooking Frugally

Have you noticed the cost of groceries absolutely skyrocketing?

As the cost of feeding our families well on a tight budget continues to climb ever higher, we need to reevaluate how we spend the money in our grocery budget. That’s where Joyful Momma’s Guide to Shopping & Cooking Frugally comes in.

If you’re like me, you’ve been frustrated by the rising prices of groceries, while the family income either remains the same or goes down. It seems like everyone is looking for ways to cut back on their grocery bill.
Let me help you learn how to save big money at the grocery store with some simple and easy-to-implement tips!


The How-To Geek Guide to Windows 8

Computers & Internet > Microsoft > Windows

Author: Matthew Klein, Lowell Heddings

The How-To Geek Guide to Windows 8

The How-To Geek Guide to Windows 8 is the book that’s easy enough for anybody to understand, but covers everything in such detail that serious geeks will find it useful as well.

Microsoft has completely revamped the look and feel of its Windows operating system,  and you’re going to need a guide to help you understand what’s new, different,  and how you can tweak Windows 8 for what you need.

This book is what all Windows beginners need, as well as complete coverage of every feature.


Lacrimosa (Requiem Series)

Children’s Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy

Author: Christine Fonseca

Lacrimosa (Requiem Series)

It’s been three thousand years since the fall of Azzaziel and the rebirth of evil; three thousand years since the Sentinal Order, an elite group of warrior angels, returned to Celestium. Their job—rid Earth of the dark creatures, the UnHoly. And with luck, end Azza’s rule.

As if casting out demons isn’t hard enough, five-hundred-year-old Nesy has to masquerade as a teenage girl to do it. Nesy is the best of the Sentinals. She never makes mistakes, never hesitates, never gets emotionally involved. Until she meets Aydan.


More Than Memories

Romance > Romantic Suspense

Author: Kristen James

More Than Memories

Can she love him if she can’t remember him? Molly Anderson returns “home” to a town she doesn’t remember, hoping it will spark a memory. She runs into Trent Williams, an off duty police officer, and something else definitely sparks.

He wants to know why she left town, with her parents, but without a word to anyone. She doesn’t remember that life. She can only tell him she knew her parents briefly before they died . . . or were murdered, she’s not sure. She hopes regaining her memory will help answer that question.

Trent has his own secrets, but they have a mystery to solve. As they work together and Molly meets their old friends, she realizes their relationship went deeper than memories. In fact, she grew up in Ridge City, even though her parents had said they lived there just a few years. How could she have forgotten her lifelong friend and love? Can she love him again if she doesn’t remember him? There’s also the possibility that she did something awful — and maybe that’s why she’s afraid to remember her old life.

Molly knows she wants him now, but the truth might destroy their love.


Celtic Skies, Book 3 in the Celtic Steel Series

Genre Fiction > Metaphysical

Author: Delaney Rhodes, Bev Harrison, Kimberly Killion

Celtic Skies, Book 3 in the Celtic Steel Series

Flynn Montgomery has just taken a new commission as the chieftan of O’Malley clan troops in Western Ireland. His cousin, Patrick MacCahan-O’Malley, is the Lord of the O’Malley clan; and they are expanding their shipping enterprise across the seas. Flynn is needed in O’Malley territory to lead the clan’s defense and military operations.
O’Malley lands are far from his home in the Shiant Islands of Scotland. A highlander by descent, Flynn is well respected among his people, but unknown to the Irish clan he is bid to serve. Will the O’Malley clan grow to accept him as one their own?
Is someone stealing the MacCahan and O’Malley clan ships? The O’Malley Lord, his brother Payton, and Ruarc O’Connell, the former chieftan, must investigate the strange disappearance of three vessels and ensure the clan’s safety during their absence. Are there pirates on the sea, or could this be the work of a much darker force?
Dervilla O’Malley has watched as her sister and friends have found love. Are the goddesses ignoring her? Is she destined to remain alone as most of the women of O’Malley territory; or will her knowledge of clan maps and nautical charts introduce her to a life she never imagined?

Satin Pleasures

Romance > Contemporary

Author: Karen Docter

Satin Pleasures

Dan McDonald walked away from the American dream, a life full of money, glamorous women and power. Now nothing can lure him back into the corporate death trap. Except….

Dan’s scheming aunt snares him into opening a lingerie shop in Tess Emory’s shopping mall. Tess is everything Dan has vowed to avoid…sexy, smart, and obsessed with work.

Tess is determined to make her life a success and right the wrongs of her past, no matter the cost.

They’re both going to discover that true love breaks all their rules.


The Pursuit of Happiness: 21 Spiritual Rules to Success

Self-Help > Happiness

Author: Jennifer O’Neill

The Pursuit of Happiness: 21 Spiritual Rules to Success

What do most people desire in life? It is not money, it is not even love, it is happiness!
  • Learn how unnecessary negativity in your life can be avoided.
  • Discover how to shift negative thinking into positive thinking.
  • A positive attitude will change your life, keeping a positive attitude
    can be easier then you think when following these simple rules.
  • Everyone is searching for happiness. This book is a mini-course outlining 21
    spiritual rules to finding success when you are in “The Pursuit of
    Happiness.” The book was designed with a specific purpose, as a guide to
    help you tap into your natural ability to be happy. Everyone has the
    ability to find happiness in his or her life, yet sometimes you need a
    road map. “The Pursuit of Happiness” is your spiritual road map.

Organic Gardening Beginner’s Manual

Gardening & Horticulture > Techniques > Organic

Author: Julie Turner

Organic Gardening Beginner's Manual

Here’s the ultimate “Take-You-By-The-Hand” beginner’s manual for creating and managing your own organic garden. Even if you know nothing about organic gardening…. so you can get back your health and energy and save a stack of money.

You’re going to learn that organic gardening can greatly improve your health and energy levels while really lowering your weekly food bills, and it only takes about half an hour per week.

If you’re like me you probably hate the idea of eating foods (and providing them for your family) that may have been grown with chemicals.

I want to share with you not only the joy of producing fresh, delicious food for your family, but also the health advantages…. spending time in the fresh air and sunshine, stress relief, and chemical free, vitamin filled, fresh, natural foods – what our bodies really crave for and need.


The Triumph of Grace: Grace in Africa series #3

Genre Fiction > Historical

Author: Kay Marshall Strom

The Triumph of Grace: Grace in Africa series #3

Grace in Africa is a sweeping historical three-part saga of slavery and freedom that takes the reader from an island off the west coast of Africa to Southern plantations and finally on to Canada.

All her life, Grace Winslow, the daughter of a mixed marriage between an English sea captain and an African princess, has been forbidden to ever approach Zulina, the fortress that juts out into the sea off the African coast. In book 1, when she escapes the family compound to avoid an odious betrothal, she is swept up in a slave revolt.

As the truth about Zulina unfolds, Grace begins to grasp the brutality and ferocity of the family business—the capture and trade of slaves. Held for ransom, viciously maimed by a runaway slave, and threatened with death, Grace is finally jerked into reality when her parents leave her to die rather than negotiate with the slaves. Grace sympathizes with the plight of the captives, and she is genuinely moved by the African Cabeto’s passion, determination, and willingness to sacrifice anything, including his own life, for his people’s freedom.

With much of the island in flames, and the slaves freed, Grace is abandoned by her parents. Where shall she go? Her old nursemaid Mama Muco, opens a missionary Bible that she has managed to save and points to Isaiah 61: “The Lord has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound…to give unto them garlands of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning.”


Quail Fried Rice

Romance > Contemporary

Author: Jill Carroll

Quail Fried Rice

Quail Fried Rice is a romance novel written in a somewhat literary style outside the usual “romance” formula. The story follows Tori Reed and Elena Rios–talented, smart and beautiful women–as they transition their lives away from big cities to the pace and culture of a small town in West Texas. Readers join their journey as they create new lives for themselves in the midst of grief, loss, significant change, and the pressures of societal expectation. The result is an artful narrative of discovery set within the sparse beauty of the desert landscape.


Creating YOUR Plan for Weight Loss Success (How to Lose 100 Pounds)

Diets & Weight Loss > Diets

Author: P. Seymour

Creating YOUR Plan for Weight Loss Success (How to Lose 100 Pounds)

Losing 100 pounds is NOT easy! This book is NOT filled with the latest promises and solutions for fast weight loss. You can find plenty of other books on those topics if you’re not ready to give up the rollercoaster ride just yet.

What you will find here is a blueprint of tips and ideas for getting started…an outline of sorts for designing a plan that will work for YOU.

This is a quick read from a real woman who is on a journey to lose 100+ pounds. These ideas helped her to FINALLY start a weight loss plan that actually become fun and inspiring. This blueprint can help you too.


The Book of Ruth: A Story of Love and Redemption (Daily-Bible-Reading)

Christianity > Reference > Old Testament Study

Author: Deborah H. Bateman, Amanda Daubenmeyer, Lisa Lickel, Mary Hollingsworth, Anne Telestiok

The Book of Ruth: A Story of Love and Redemption (Daily-Bible-Reading)

The Book of Ruth-A Story of Love and Redemption is being published as an E-book by Christian Daily Resources. It is a Daily Bible Reading Study of The Book of Ruth. The characters in “The Book of Ruth” deal with loss, lack, and romance. Through their many trials they learn to lean on God and His sovereign will for their lives.

In The Book of Ruth, Ruth was unknown. She was born in a pagan land, but through her relationship with her mother-in-law Naomi she accepted God. When Naomi decided to go back to the Promised Land, Ruth insisted on going with her.

Because of Ruth’s decision to follow Naomi to the Promised Land, and to accept Naomi’s God, Ruth ends up being a part of Jesus Christ’s lineage. She has a book in the Bible named after her and her story has been told throughout the ages. Ruth found her identity in God. She surrendered her life to Him.

On the other hand her sister-in-law Orpah decided to remain in her pagan land with her people and was never spoken of again. You never know what God has in store for you if you surrender your life to Him as Ruth did.


Long Live the King (The Charlemagne Saga)

Thrillers > Suspense

Author: Guy Cote

Long Live the King (The Charlemagne Saga)

Immerse yourself in the thrilling adventure of a young woman who is thrown into an ancient mystery that forces her to question everything she knows about her life and her family. A powerful, secret organization. An audacious scheme. Questionable loyalties. And the priceless talisman of Charlemagne.

Josie Ersman escapes a life of deception in America to make a fresh start in Germany. But she soon finds that her new world is more dangerous than the one she left behind. Her German employer plans to clone Charlemagne, the greatest medieval king, and install him at the head of the European Union. But there is an age old secret concerning who is buried in Charlemagne’s tomb. Will they attempt to clone the magnificent monarch or an evil imposter?


MEN ARE LIKE WINE

Women’s Fiction > Single Women > Humor

Author: Anne Violette

MEN ARE LIKE WINE

Intoxicating Humor!

Ladies, what type of wine is your guy?
Men, what type of wine do you resemble?

Sip, don’t guzzle this deliciously entertaining comparison between the personalities of men and 21 of the world’s most loved varieties of wines. Author Anne Violette brings out the best characteristics of each by offering a lighthearted anecdote to let you know which ones to keep, drink right away or lock in the wine cellar until they fully mature. Browse the “Menu” and find well-known icons come to life!

– Pinot Noir: “The Bad Boy”
– Merlot: “The Nice Guy”
– Champagne: “The Charmer”
– Shiraz: “The Fling”
– Chardonnay: “The Friend With Benefits”
– Port Wine: “The Sugar Daddy”
– Cabernet: “Mr. Right”
– plus the Musician, the Player, the Networker, the Workaholic and many more!

Just like a well crafted bottle of vino, this book has been 4 years in the making. Whether you prefer sugary, dry, sweet, refreshing, mature, rich, rare, or something from the top shelf, you’re sure to find a lot of laughs in this tasty wine lover’s delight!


Kittens (An “I Love Reading” Level 2 Reader)

Children’s > Nonfiction

Author: Cindy Bracken

Kittens (An "I Love Reading" Level 2 Reader)

There’s nothing cuter or more lovable than a soft, fluffy kitten! Bright, colorful photographs of kittens and bold text will keep young readers engaged.

Level 2 books feature more text on the page and more complex sentences compared with level 1 books.

By bestselling author Cindy Bracken (a former Kindergarten teacher and elementary librarian).


Thomas Jefferson, Rachel & Me

Genre Fiction > Horror > Ghosts

Author: Peter Boody

Thomas Jefferson, Rachel & Me

What if Thomas Jefferson returned to life, penniless, powerless, and without a single slave? What if he meets a beautiful mixed-race woman he takes to be Sally Hemings reborn?

What if he lands in a psycho ward or meets the President — at an Independence Day citizenship ceremony at his own hilltop home, Monticello, no less?


Codley and the Big Storm – Together We Can! (An Illustrated Children’s Picture Book about Teamwork and Cooperation)

Schools & Teaching > Early Childhood Education

Author: Lisl Fair, Ismedy Prasetya
Codley and the Big Storm - Together We Can! (An Illustrated Children's Picture Book about Teamwork and Cooperation)

If your child loves stories by Marjorie Flack, Julia Donaldson, and Beatrix Potter, your child will enjoy this inspiring sea animal tale about teamwork and cooperation told by Lisl Fair and Michaela Grace.

Come on an adventure with Codley, the octopus, and his best friend Pokie, the puffer fish, as they work together as a team after a violent storm almost destroyed their home.


Lexi Fairheart and the Forbidden Door (An Illustrated Children’s Picture Book about Curiosity and Obedience)

Chidren’s

Author: Lisl Fair, Nina de Polonia

Lexi Fairheart and the Forbidden Door (An Illustrated Children's Picture Book about Curiosity and Obedience)

If your child loves stories by Ludwig Bemelmans, Julia Donaldson, and Stan and Jan Berenstain, your child will enjoy this endearing tale about a curious little girl who gets into all sorts of trouble told by Lisl Fair.


Peak Experience: A Novel (Peak Experience Thrillers)

Thrillers > Spy Stories & Tales of Intrigue

Author: Bud Connell

Peak Experience: A Novel (Peak Experience Thrillers)

From the moment Trip Price is hired by a charismatic financial firm, danger, intrigue, romance and murder accompany him on a volatile voyage sweeping the principal ports of the world. Corrupt double-dealers, pay-for-play, passionate desires, and life-threatening encounters permeate the non-stop thriller as the urgency of survival binds and drives our characters into volcanic relationships.

How can one man, entrapped by insidious evil, conquer crippling fears and disrupt a deception imminently intended to annihilate our way of life? The thriller Peak Experience will rivet you pagebound as a financial monstrosity and far-reaching tentacles of international subterfuge become as plausible as the lead stories on today’s headline news.


Codley and the Sea Cave Adventure (An Illustrated Children’s Picture Book about Courage and Friendship)

Children’s

Author: Lisl Fair, Ismedy Prasetya

Codley and the Sea Cave Adventure (An Illustrated Children's Picture Book about Courage and Friendship)

If your child loves stories by Marjorie Flack, Julia Donaldson, and Beatrix Potter, your child will enjoy this heartwarming sea animal tale about true friendship told by Lisl Fair and Michaela Grace.

Come on an adventure with Codley, the octopus, and his best friend Pokie, the puffer fish, as they explore a mysterious sea cave together.


The Complete Guide to Triathlon Swimming And Training: Discover How To Quickly And Easily Swim Faster And More Efficiently, Overcome Your Fears, And Have Your Best Triathlon Yet

Water Sports > Swimming

Author: Kevin Koskella

The Complete Guide to Triathlon Swimming And Training: Discover How To Quickly And Easily Swim Faster And More Efficiently, Overcome Your Fears, And Have Your Best Triathlon Yet

Inside this complete guide, top triathlon swim coach Kevin Koskella shows you how to automatically accomplish more by employing the proper methods and techniques. The book dispels the myths about swimming that may be holding you hostage. You’ll swim with much more ease and retain the energy needed for the other two legs of the race. Believe it or not… it can even make swimming your favorite part of the race!

You’ll find out that even if you don’t know how to swim, there is hope. You will also find out that most triathletes are way overdoing it when it comes to their swim training…and how you can actually do better with less effort.

INSIDE YOU WILL DISCOVER:
-Where 90-95% of your propulsion comes from
-What part leg strength plays in swimming faster (you’ll be surprised)
-5 Common swimming myths and how to avoid them
-The 4 keys to swimming effectively in the open water
-The value of “sitting on your ankles.”
-The 2 types of equipment that will make you a better swimmer
-How to avoid needless injuries
-What 2 swimming drills will lead to permanent freestyle improvement
-What muscles to train in the gym to be a better, stronger swimmer
-7 things you can do to be optimally prepared for race day
-…and MUCH more!


Escaping Career Prison: Three Keys to Breaking Free and Finding Work You Love

Job Hunting & Careers > Guides

Author: Amy Van Court

Escaping Career Prison: Three Keys to Breaking Free and Finding Work You Love

Amy Van Court wrote Escaping Career Prison after years of helping women free themselves from unfulfilling work and land in livelihoods that allow them to achieve career success on their terms.

The author’s straightforward, no-nonsense approach is balanced with compassion and understanding to help readers discover and utilize their unique gifts, passions and talents.

With this book as your guide, you will discover and explore the Three Keys to Career Freedom: deep self-knowledge and self-acceptance, managing the inner critic that keeps you stuck, and connecting with the wisdom that will support and guide you toward a fulfilling career.

Escaping Career Prison also includes practical tools such as exercises, resources and recommendations that you will find valuable long after you’ve landed in your own personal career freedom. This is a book that will serve you for years to come.


Jazz Funeral (Skip Langdon #3) (Skip Langdon Mystery) (The Skip Langdon Series)

Mystery > Women Sleuths

Author: Julie Smith

Jazz Funeral (Skip Langdon #3) (Skip Langdon Mystery) (The Skip Langdon Series)

Everybody loved easygoing Ham Brocato, producer of the famed New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. So how did he end up stabbed to death in his kitchen on the eve of the fest? New Orleans Homicide Detective Skip Langdon acquires a ready-made suspect list from the victim’s live-in lover, feisty and swiftly rising star Ti-Belle Thiebaud, and sets out to solve the murder. To complicate the case, the victim’s sixteen-year-old blues musician sister has disappeared, and Skip suspects that if the young woman isn’t the murderer, she’s in mortal danger from the person who is.

Skip doesn’t miss much as she probes the victim’s tangled relationships, including Ariel Bruge, Ham’s assistant, apparently a woman scorned; his father George, enmeshed with family members in a bitter disagreement over the family’s lucrative Po’ Boy chain; and Patty, the distraught stepmother.

With her long-distance love, Steve Steinman, and her gay landlord, Jimmy Dee, to assist her, Skip trails an elusive killer through a sweltering early summer in the steamy Big Easy, a lively blend of big city and gossipy small town, in a tale of southern kinships gone awry.


Puppalicious And Beyond

Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Animal Care & Pets

Author: Pamela Fagan Hutchins

Puppalicious And Beyond

Do you rank Where The Red Fern Grows along with Wuthering Heights amongst your favorite books of all time? All Creatures Great and Small with Pet Sematary? If so, chances are you get it: there’s something magical about giving literary immortality and voice to the nonhumans that capture our collective imagination. If these are the stories that glue you to the page, then Puppalicious and Beyond: Life Outside The Center Of The Universe is the book for you. Set in the Caribbean and Texas, it tells both the true and fictionalized versions of the magnificent and interrelated creatures – natural and supernatural — that passed through the authors’ life, bringing her delight, fright, and every emotion in between.


Toilet Training: A Nanny P Blueprint (Nanny Notes on Toddlers)

Parenting > Babies & Toddlers > Toilet Training

Author: Nanny P

Toilet Training: A Nanny P Blueprint (Nanny Notes on Toddlers)

Parenting a toddler has its own set of milestones and challenges, one of the most critical being that of toilet training.

In this Nanny P Blueprint you’ll discover a set of methods that you can use to get your toddler over this hurdle in a way that is fun and enjoyable.

Nanny P blueprints are written with the busy parent in mind. Each blueprint is designed to tackle a specific issue in a short and concise way so that you do not need to spend time reading through a lot of other material to find tips and methods for the specific topic you are looking to address.

If you’re ready to start potty training your toddler in a way that will be fun for him or her, then “Nanny P’s Blueprint for Toilet Training” is for you!


My First Book of ABC and 123: An Educational Picture Book for Young Children (Beginner Series: Book 1)

Schools & Teaching > Early Childhood Education

Author: Lisl Fair, Michaela Grace

My First Book of ABC and 123: An Educational Picture Book for Young Children (Beginner Series: Book 1)

My First ABC and 123 (2nd Edition) with Listening Games for Toddlers and Preschoolers introduces the alphabet and counting from 1 to 10 in a superb way.

Colorful, high quality illustrations are combined with silly rhymes to reinforce learning the alphabet. The book contains 26 listening games for children from 6 months to 5 years of age.

Good listeners make good students and good friends who can understand and follow the rules in a classroom or during games. The number section includes a sequential memory game for preschool children to help them practice their memorizing skills while learning to count from 1 to 10.

The book can be used by parents, teachers and therapists to lay an early foundation for good listening skills. The book contains two supplementary books: Noah’s Ark Activity Book and Fun Day on the Farm Activity Book.


Orders is Orders (Stories from the Golden Age)

Genre Fiction > Action & Adventure

Author: L. Ron Hubbard

Orders is Orders (Stories from the Golden Age)

The Japanese have led a heavily armored assault against the Chinese city of Shunkien, pounding wreckage into ashes and wiping out a city dating back to Genghis Kahn. One of the few buildings still standing is the small American consulate, now packed with one hundred and sixteen frightened American refugees. Food is low and deadly Asiatic cholera is starting to run rampant, with carnage and corpses piling up in the streets.

Two hundred miles away, the USS Miami drops anchor, well equipped with the needed gold to buy food and a cholera serum to prevent disease and death. The dilemma is that should the Marines take military action to rush supplies to the consulate, it could force the US into an all-out battle with the Japanese.

Marine Gunnery Sergeant James Mitchell and Private First Class Spivits instead are ordered to conduct a treacherous supply mission facing impossible odds to reach and rescue the trapped Americans.


Forever Young: Blessing or Curse (Always Young Trilogy)

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers

Author: Morgan Mandel

Forever Young: Blessing or Curse (Always Young Trilogy)

LIKE BEING SCARED?  Get in on the first of the Always Young Trilogy now, and be prepared to be nervous and on edge when 55 year old widow, Dorrie Donato, takes a pill to be 24 forever. Getting old turns out to be the least of her concerns when she’s running for her life from the villains and the law.

The No-Numbers Approach to Saving Money

Personal Finance > Budgeting & Money Management

Author: Higher Read

The No-Numbers Approach to Saving Money

The No-Numbers Approach helps you save money but stays away from dollars and cents because many people find budgeting intimidating and overwhelming. The No-Numbers part of our approach to saving money means we avoid burn out because we don’t count pennies. It is not a condemnation of penny-counters. On the contrary, if you get to the end of the No-Numbers Approach and feel ready to work with a traditional budget, good for you!

But for those of us who never want to – or don’t want to yet – work with a spreadsheet and numbers but still want to save, it is best to start saving in the easiest way possible. Since modern society already generates records of our spending for us – namely receipts and bills – we can use those records to watch our money without having to crunch numbers.


Bluebird of Brockport, A Novel of the Erie Canal

Fiction > Historical

Author: Donna Winters, Janet W. Butler

Bluebird of Brockport, A Novel of the Erie Canal

Dreams of floating on the Erie Canal have flowed through Lucina Willcox s mind since childhood. Yet once her family has purchased their boat and begins their journey, they meet with one challenge after another. An encounter with a towpath rattlesnake threatens her brother s life. A thief attempts to break in and steal precious cargo. Heavy rain causes a breach and drains the canal of water. Lucina comforts herself with thoughts of Ezra Lockwood, her handsome childhood friend, and discovers a longing to be with him that she just can t ignore. Can she have a future with Ezra and still hold onto her canalling dream? Ezra Lockwood s one goal in life is to build and captain his own canal boat, but two years into the construction of his freight hauler, funds run short. With his goal temporarily stalled, and Lucina Willcox back in his life, his priorities begin to change. Can he have both his dreams his own boat, and Lucina as his bride?

New Moon (The Twilight Saga, Book 2) by Stephenie MeyerKindle Daily Deal: New Moon

With New Moon, Stephenie Meyer delivers another passionate and riveting vampire love saga full of surprises. In this sequel toTwilight, the star-crossed lovers Bella and Edward face the mysterious appearance of wolves, a female vampire’s terrifying threat of revenge, and an encounter with Italy’s royal family of vampires, the Volturi.

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Loki's Daughters by Delle JacobsKindle Romance Daily Deal: Loki’s Daughters

Both Ronan and Arienh were just children when Ronan’s uncle forced him into a raid against her Celtic village. But Ronan risked his life to protect the young Arienh from his marauding Viking kinsmen. Now he has returned to claim the beautiful girl who captured his heart so long ago.

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The Stress of Her Regard by Tim PowersKindle Sci-Fi / Fantasy Daily Deal: The Stress of Her Regard

When Michael Crawford discovers his bride murdered in their wedding bed, he flees across Europe to prove his innocence and to avoid the deadly vampire who has claimed him as her bridegroom. Set in the nineteenth century, this passionate and terrifying tale is a critically-acclaimed classic of adult historical fantasy.

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Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee by Chris Van DusenKindle Kids Daily Deal: Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee

One winter morning, Mr. Magee and his little dog, Dee, head out bright and early to learn how to ski. What begins as a pleasant day in the snow quickly goes downhill after a run-in with a curious moose. It’s another fun-filled adventure for Magee fans old and new.

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