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Dance of the Winnebagos (Jackrabbit Junction Humorous Mystery Series #1)

mystery, thriller & suspense

113 reviews 4.3

Author: Ann Charles, C.S. Kunkle

Dance of the Winnebagos (Jackrabbit Junction Humorous Mystery Series #1)

When Claire’s grandfather and his army buddies converge in the Arizona desert to find new wives, it’s her thankless job to keep them out of trouble with the opposite sex.But when she finds a human leg bone and partners with a reluctant geotechnician to dig up secrets from the past, trouble finds her. If she doesn’t stop digging, she could end up dead.


The Selkie Spell (Seal Island Trilogy, Book 1)

fantasy & futuristic > mythology

102 reviews 4.4

Author: Sophie Moss

The Selkie Spell (Seal Island Trilogy, Book 1)

In this modern-day fairy tale romance, American doctor Tara Moore travels to an enchanted Irish island and discovers she has the power to break a 200-year-old curse. At first, Tara laughs off the villagers’ speculation that she is descended from a selkie—a magical creature who is bewitching the island. But when a ghostly woman appears to her with a warning, Tara realizes it was more than chance that brought her to this island. Desperate to escape a dark and dangerous past, Tara struggles against a passionate attraction to handsome islander Dominic O’Sullivan. But the enchantment of the island soon overpowers her and she falls helpless under its spell. Caught between magic and reality, Tara must find a way to wield both when a dangerous stranger from her past arrives, threatening to destroy the lives of everyone on the island.


Must Love Dogs

humor books > women’s fiction > divorce

85 reviews 3.8

Author: Claire Cook

Must Love Dogs

For recently divorced preschool teacher Sarah Hurlihy, life begins at 40. With nagging support from her fiercely loyal and affectionate Irish American family, Sarah answers a personal ad, assuming this is the safest way to dive back into the dating pool. Her first blind date has Sarah looking for a “hopelessly romantic widower, young fifties, carrying a single yellow rose” and discovering her roguish father. After some ribbing from her family, Sarah answers another ad and borrows her brother’s Saint Bernard puppy to meet John Anderson, a self-proclaimed Harrison Ford look-alike who has borrowed a neighbor’s yappy Yorkie. Her attempts at a social life culminate in a Friday night spent in her bedroom with a bottle of wine, answering more personal ads between calls to her family for help. Meanwhile, one of her father’s current girlfriends, “Dracula Dolly,” is camped out on Sarah’s couch entertaining Bob, the boyish father of one of Sarah’s students, and the nerdish John.


With This Kiss

romance > historical

67 reviews 4.4

Author: Victoria Lynne

With This Kiss

Beauty and the beast: they were the scandal of the ton.

All eyes feasted on the beautiful flame-haired gambler in London’s most infamous club. But Julia Prentisse was interested only in the rake-turned-recluse whom they now called “The Beast.” She lured him out of the crowded gaming hell to a deserted warehouse, where she made her scandalous offer: If he married her and protected her from her uncle, she would help him capture the arsonist who had ruined his life.

An act of heroism had left Morgan St.James burned, scarred for life, but Julia’s bold gaze lit other fires he had long suppressed. And now this glorious stranger was his bride. But when he tried to claim his husbandly rights, she demanded three months grace—three months to know a stranger’s mind, to touch a stranger’s soul, to go where no woman had ever gone before. Into his heart…


The Voynich Cypher (Dr. Steven Cross Series #2)

fiction > action & adventure

60 reviews 4.2

Author: Russell Blake

The Voynich Cypher (Dr. Steven Cross Series #2)

When a sacred relic is stolen from its subterranean guarded vault, Dr. Steven Cross, amateur cryptographer, becomes embroiled in a deadly quest to decipher one of history’s most enigmatic documents – a 15th century parchment written entirely in unbreakable code; The Voynich Manuscript. Stalked by secret societies, and aided by the daughter of a murdered colleague, a trail of riddles catapults Cross from England to Italy to the Middle East, where a Byzantine web of ancient secrets leads him to a revelation so profound it will change the world order.


Winter’s Heat

romance > historical

57 reviews 4.2

Author: Denise Domning

Winter's Heat

A powerful baron forced to marry for want of an heir.  A woman’s expectation to rule an abbey torn from her.  Now, a tide of treachery rises around them and their only hope is to trust, to cherish and to love unconditionally.


Taking Flight

women’s fiction > domestic life

50 reviews 4.5

Author: Adrian R. Magnuson

Taking Flight

Jeremy Walsh’s parents assume he’s been abducted by the elderly man he met on a cross-country flight, but it’s the other way around.

Share in the journey of two unlikely companions who meet in midair: 13-year-old Jeremy, sent against his will by his career-absorbed father to spend the summer with his bipolar mother in New York, and Harry Herndon, elderly, one-legged and afflicted with mid-stage Alzheimer’s, who escapes his the confinement of home for what may be his last adventure. Outcasts of sorts, they begin their cross-country getaway, trailed by Harry’s wife and Jeremy’s parents, each of whom threaten to cut their journey short. The story that follows is a race against time and circumstance as the two quickly bond over their mutual love of birding while experiencing the joys and growing pains of Taking Flight in their own, very different, ways.


From My Mama’s Kitchen: food for the soul, recipes for living

self-help > spiritual

42 reviews 4.7

Author: Johnny Tan

From My Mama's Kitchen: food for the soul, recipes for living

Endorsed by the National Association of Mothers’ Centers, this book is dedicated to your realization and mastery of the power of unconditional love. The book offers a wealth of wisdom, knowledge of practical living skills and effective communication techniques. From My Mama’s Kitchen reveals the power of relationships, the nature of love and the meaning of life. Johnny’s 9 moms equipped him with these insights in a kitchen setting. From the virtue of spiritual awareness to self-actualization, Johnny’s 9 moms nourished him with recipes for living to become a person defined by his thoughts and actions.


God Gave Me You (A Picture Book For Young Children And Their Parents)

children’s > religious fiction

41 reviews 4.7

Author: Cindy Bracken

God Gave Me You (A Picture Book For Young Children And Their Parents)

The heavens have billions of stars,
The earth has oceans of blue,
I must have done something right,
Because God gave me you.

God Gave Me You is a beautifully illustrated picture book for young children. Your children will know how grateful you are for them when you read this book together. Makes for calm, soothing bedtime reading.


The Baby Thief (A Romantic Thriller)

medical > mystery, thriller & suspense

41 reviews 4.3

Author: L.J. Sellers

The Baby Thief (A Romantic Thriller)

As a thirty-two-year-old,single restaurant manager, Jenna McClure is all too aware of her ticking biological clock. Elizabeth Demauer, a fertility clinic doctor, helps her patients bear children–a joy she can never share.

But these two women have more in common than just a yearning for motherhood. When they cross paths, Elizabeth sees not only the sister she never knew existed but the once-in-a-lifetime chance to realize her deepest desire…by any means necessary.
Together with her lover–a rogue physician and charismatic cult leader–Elizabeth masterminds the ultimate theft.

But their carefully laid plans could be derailed by Eric Troutman, the heroic reporter who’s fallen in love with Jenna and will stop at nothing to solve her sudden disappearance. And the more his relentless investigation tightens the noose around Elizabeth and David, the more their “victimless crime” threatens to become anything but.


The Ultimate SEO Machine – Search Engine Optimization Made Easy

marketing & sales > computers & technology

36 reviews 4.6

Author: Mario Brown, S. Winter Saimond

The Ultimate SEO Machine - Search Engine Optimization Made Easy

With a unique ability to simplify seemingly complex topics, Mario makes search engine optimization easy. He provides a thorough overview and strategy that both novice and expert search marketers can implement. “The Ultimate SEO Machine” covers on-page optimization and moves into both simple and advanced linking strategies.


47 Hearts

motivational > self-help > personal transformation

34 reviews 4.9

Author: Dr Mani

47 Hearts

47 Hearts Is About Dreams

It Is a Story of Passion, a Tale of Purpose, a Saga of Persistence.

It is about how you too can turn a life of meaningless meandering into one of purposeful passion – and see all your dreams come true!

“47 Hearts” is a short, sweet and superbly compiled collection of 47 deeply inspiring and incredibly powerful principles that will change the way you think, work and live.


Silent Counsel

mystery, thriller & suspense > thrillers > legal

34 reviews 4.3

Author: Ken Isaacson

Silent Counsel

Suppose the unimaginable: What if your child were killed in a hit-and-run? And the one person who knew the driver’s identity—his lawyer—couldn’t reveal his name because of a legal technicality?

SILENT COUNSEL is the story of just such a nightmare. After Stacy Altman’s six-year-old son is run down in front of their house, with no witnesses to the tragic accident, she learns that the driver has hired attorney Scott Heller to negotiate a plea arrangement with the prosecutor. But he’s instructed Scott not to reveal his name until a satisfactory agreement is in place. The prosecutor refuses to make a deal, and the court rebuffs Stacy’s efforts to force Scott to tell her—or even the authorities—who his client is, holding that the information is protected by the attorney-client privilege.

Since the court won’t do anything to help Stacy track down her son’s killer, she takes matters into her own hands. And she’s determined to make Scott talk—at any cost…



Guns of Seneca 6 (Chamber 1 of the Guns of Seneca 6 Saga)

genre fiction > war

33 reviews 4.6

Author: Bernard Schaffer

Guns of Seneca 6 (Chamber 1 of the Guns of Seneca 6 Saga)

Jem Clayton is the son of a murdered Sheriff from the mining settlement of Seneca 6.  Sam Clayton was a hero, the kind who leaves a shadow behind.  Jem is no hero though.  He’s an outlaw, a dangerous highwayman as famous for his lightning-fast raids as he is for the gentlemanly way he treats the women he encounters.
That all changes when an intergalactic marshal crash lands near Seneca 6 with Elijah Harpe, one of the galaxy’s most dangerous criminals.  The marshal is looking for a place to hide until help arrives, before the rest of the Harpe Gang shows up.  Little does he know, they’re already on their way and they’re bringing a weapon of devastating alien power.
Now, it’s up to Jem and a few of his father’s friends, including one irascible old gunslinger named “Doc” Halladay, to defend the place they once called home.

Elseerian (The Chronicles of Lumineia #1)

action & adventure books > science fiction & fantasy

31 reviews 4.5

Author: Ben Hale

Elseerian (The Chronicles of Lumineia #1)

The assassination of heroes was once a warning—for an invasion that nearly destroyed the world. On the brink of total victory, the black horde mysteriously vanished, leaving terrified survivors . . . and rumors. As the centuries passed, the holocaust faded into legend, and finally myth. But death is stalking heroes once more, and only a miracle will allow life to survive again . . . a miracle named Elseerian.


Dawn of the Tiger

action & adventure books > science fiction & fantasy

29 reviews 4

Author: Gus Frazer

Dawn of the Tiger

In 2034, Australia’s shores will be breached, its resources hijacked and citizens held hostage.

As dawn breaks on the Chinese New Year, a flotilla of Chinese warships is poised to strike an unsuspecting Australia.  China’s intention is to secure Australia’s enormous mineral and energy resources to fuel its relentless economy and stamp its primacy on the Pacific.
Amidst widespread panic and political turmoil, a young Sydneysider, Finn Hunt, becomes involved in a massive US-Australian guerrilla operation to repel the Chinese invaders. His journey takes him to the heart of The Outback where he is subjected to desert warfare, enemy capture and the harshest physical conditions.  His faith, resolve and sheer will to survive will be tested.
Dawn of the Tiger is based on current political and strategic events in the Asia Pacific region.  As China continues to grow and the US military “pivots” from the Middle East to Asia, the future of the Pacific is yet to truly dawn.

action & adventure books > mystery, thriller & suspense

27 reviews 4.7

Author: Karen Luellen

Winter's Wrath: Sacrifice (Winter's Saga #3)

Lines between good and evil blur as the Winter family fight for survival in Winter’s Wrath: Sacrifice. Book #3 in Winter’s Saga delves into the choices we make and the butterfly effect on the world around us. Meg Winter must cope with the caveats of her evolved gift or be consumed by them. Her family and friends watch helplessly as she struggles to find herself, learn what is worth fighting for and let go of things beyond her control. Will she break free of her own fears before it’s too late or let her insecurities rule them all?


DARK MOON (Decorah Security)

romance > fantasy & futuristic

26 reviews 4.5

Author: Rebecca York

DARK MOON (Decorah Security)

He’s a werewolf. She’s his partner. Their dangerous assignment: to rescue a young woman forced into sexual slavery.

As their own relationship heats to flash point, what happens when she discovers her lover is a shape-shifter?


77 Outrageously Effective Anti-Aging Tips & Secrets: Natural Anti-Aging Strategies and Longevity Secrets Proven to Reverse the Aging Process

personal health > healthy living

25 reviews 4.8

Author: Amy Waldow

77 Outrageously Effective Anti-Aging Tips & Secrets: Natural Anti-Aging Strategies and Longevity Secrets Proven to Reverse the Aging Process

  • Did you know that we control over 70% of how well we age and how long we live?  The remaining 30% is controlled by our genetics.  The good news is there are simple, yet very effective, and extremely powerful steps you can take every day to delay the natural aging process.
  • If your goal is to be sharp minded, active, and robust into your 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and beyond, 77 Outrageously Effective Anti-Aging Tips & Secrets is a must read!  This book is packed full of practical and sensible anti aging tips, longevity secrets, holistic natural remedies, and top notch advice to help you turn back your biological clock while rejuvenating your health, beauty, and vitality.
  • Smooth your wrinkles, boost your immune system, reverse memory loss, ignite your sex life, and erase visible and non-visible signs of aging with proven treatments and techniques that will add quality years to your life.  From skin care, fitness, and nutrition, to emotional health and happiness boosters–you will discover that by making simple, healthy, positive lifestyle choices, you can naturally transform your health, looks, attitude, and entire life.
  • So, if you’re tired, sluggish, wrinkled, foggy brained, overweight, depressed, unhealthy, and just plain old before your time, and you’re wondering what you can do to look younger and feel your best without resorting to drastic measures like prescription drugs and cosmetic surgery–this book is for you!

Convergence

history > civil war > science fiction

25 reviews 4.2

Author: Thomas Settimi

Convergence

CONVERGENCE: a novel of time travel in a rich historical setting.

The feathery white ribbons in the sky above Adams County, Pennsylvania, were nothing unusual–just the vapor trail evidence of high-flying aircraft that one might see on any day. But for the men on the ground below they were a puzzlement. And no wonder: the year was 1863 and the men were Confederate soldiers marching toward the most significant battle of the American Civil War.

Thousands of miles away and 105 years later, Navy pilot Nathaniel Booth and his navigator complete their air mission over Laos and are headed back to the deck of the USS Enterprise when their aircraft mysteriously vanishes. Our hero Booth is declared Missing In Action. Years later when Rose Booth, the family matriarch, learns that her son may not have been a casualty of the war as previously believed, she enlists a prominent history professor and his protégé to uncover the truth.


Retro Family Recipes – Old Fashioned Recipes from the 1960’s – 1990’s

cookbooks, food & wine > gastronomy

25 reviews 3.8

Author: LeeAnne Jones

Retro Family Recipes - Old Fashioned Recipes from the 1960's - 1990's

Remember back when you were a kid and your Mom had those favorite, dishes she would make? Remember all the new and interesting dishes that you could sample at every party, cookout and family gathering?

You might have thought those old recipes were gone for good, but I’ve dug up a cache of old retro family recipe cards that span from the 1960’s – 1990’s which are bound to include some of those childhood favorites that you’ve been longing for!

I’ve taken 35 recipes from these old fashioned recipe cards and translated them into this cookbook! Inside you’ll find retro recipes for breads, side dishes, main meals and, of course, desserts (those are my favorite!). And, if you really want to relive those days of your youth, then I’ve also included some interesting information from that era in each recipe that is sure to spark your memory and even make you chuckle.

I’ve made sure the recipe directions were easy to follow, all ingredients can be purchased in modern times and I’ve even added in nutritional information for each recipe.

So, why not let your taste buds take a trip down memory lane?


Gathering String

genre fiction > political > romance

23 reviews 4.7

Author: Mimi Johnson

Gathering String

A long-ago fire that killed two boys in a small Iowa town emerges as a threat to the front-runner in the latest presidential campaign. The two journalists pursuing this mystery could hardly be more different. Though he works for the website Politifix, surly Sam Waterman disdains the digital tools that are taking over journalism. All he wants is a political scalp. Congenial Jack Westphal, a basketball star turned editor, is leading and tweeting his small-town newspaper into the digital age. When they start pursuing the mystery, the men have only one thing in common: They both love Tess Benedict. Tess left Washington after a volatile office romance with Sam, finding refuge in Iowa and marrying Jack.

Sam and Jack begin their collision course when Swede Erickson, Iowa’s popular governor, decides to run for president. Swede became a role model for Jack after an automobile accident killed his family during his freshman year of college. Jack starts his campaign coverage as an enthusiastic cheerleader of his personal mentor and the hometown favorite son. It’s the surprising information in Sam’s investigative profile on Erickson that forces Jack to look at his friend through objective eyes. As both men dig deeper, suspicion grows. From different directions the journalists follow separate threads that lead back to the fire. Along the way, they come to realize that the story will carry personal costs, not only to themselves but to the woman they both love. As the men draw closer to the truth, events thrust them together in a contentious alliance. The personal and national stakes escalate as they put together the final pieces and decide whether and how to tell the story. Pushed to the limit, Jack and Sam face together the costs of running a story that could destroy them all.


 

Red Lory

mystery, thriller & suspense > psychological thrillers

23 reviews 4.7

Author: Dave Newell

Red Lory

Dave Newell’s debut chronicles love lost, hope taken, and the enduring consequences of selfish devotion. This dark, psychological literary puzzle has been described as “eccentric” and “beautiful” with an effortless plot.

Douglas Howard’s days as a small-town physician are numbered. He is in debt, and the only way out he sees is to take up with the lonely, calculating wife of a dying patient who will leave behind a sizable fortune. As they wait, their lives become complicated by the troubles of Dr. Howard’s desperate secretary, Miss Derringer, who has her affections set on the doctor.

What follows is a fatal scandal and an exploration of human expression, desire and manipulation all in the name of love. In the middle of it all is a strange and beautiful parrot, innocent from everything that goes on around her, but thoroughly involved.


Looking Through Lace

science fiction > adventure

21 reviews 4.3

Author: Ruth Nestvold

Looking Through Lace

As the only woman on the first contact team, xenolinguist Toni Donato expected her assignment on Christmas would be to analyze the secret women’s language — but then the chief linguist begins to sabotage her work. What is behind it? Why do the men and women have separate languages in the first place? What Toni learns turns everything she thought they knew on its head.

Originally published in Asimov’s in 2003, “Looking Through Lace” was a finalist for the Tiptree and Sturgeon awards. The Italian translation won the Premio Italia for best work of speculative fiction in translation in 2007.

Looking Through Lace is a novella of approximately 20,000 words (55 pages).


The Whisper Jar

horror > mystery, thriller & suspense

20 reviews 4.7

Author: Carole Lanham, Kari Wolfe, Thomas Sullivan

The Whisper Jar

Some secrets are kept in jars — others, in books.

Some are left forgotten in musty rooms — others, created in old barns.

Some are brought about by destiny — others, born in blood.

Secrets — they are the hidden heart of this collection. In these pages, you will encounter a Blood Digger who bonds two children irrevocably together; a young woman who learns of her destiny through the random selection of a Bible verse; and a boy whose life begins to reflect the stories he reads…


Why Do I Do That?

interpersonal relations > self-help

19 reviews 4.9

Author: Joseph Burgo PhD

Why Do I Do That?

Why Do I Do That? adapts the basic strategies of psychodynamic psychotherapy to a guided course in self-exploration, highlighting the universal role of defense mechanisms in warding off emotional pain. With easy-to-understand explanations, the first part teaches you about the unconscious mind and the role of psychological defenses in excluding difficult feelings from awareness. Individual chapters in the longer middle section explore the primary defense mechanisms one by one, with exercises to help you identify your own defenses at work. The final part offers guidance for how to “disarm” your defenses and cope more effectively with the unconscious feelings behind them. Psychological defense mechanisms are an inevitable and necessary part of the human experience; but when they become too pervasive or deeply entrenched, they may damage our personal relationships, restrict or distort our emotional lives and prevent us from behaving in ways that promote lasting self-esteem.


Decadent, Sinful Quick Breads (In the Pantry Quick Breads)

cookbooks, food & wine > baking > bread

19 reviews 4.6

Author: Joyce Middleton

Decadent, Sinful Quick Breads (In the Pantry Quick Breads)

I invite you to travel with me on a decadent and sinful flavor extravaganza, guaranteed to delight the senses.

Forget the calorie counting; forget the low-carb; forget the sugar-free – to satisfy a decadent craving.  Forget about making fussy cupcakes or decorating a fancy cake.

I started with my favorite sweet quick bread flavors and transformed them using flavors not usually found in quick breads.  I then dressed them up for more formal and decadent experiences. You know – those times when you just have to have chocolate, caramel, coconut, lemon or just something sinful and unusual, but simple.

Satisfy your craving and save the rest for later.  I’ll show you how to do this using what you already have in your pantry and how ordinary quick bread recipes can be just as decadent, but simpler than other time-consuming desserts.


Lightning-Fast Spanish for Kids and Families: Learn Spanish, Speak Spanish, Teach Kids Spanish – Quick As A Flash, Even If You Don’t Speak A Word Now!

reference > foreign languages > instruction > spanish

19 reviews 4.6

Author: Carolyn Woods

Lightning-Fast Spanish for Kids and Families: Learn Spanish, Speak Spanish, Teach Kids Spanish - Quick As A Flash, Even If You Don't Speak A Word Now!

Want to teach your children but don’t speak Spanish yourself?

Lightning-Fast Spanish helps you incorporate Spanish into your every day activities, so you learn while doing the things you already do! 

You’ll teach your children Spanish the same way you taught them English – by interacting with them as you do daily activities. No need to set aside extra time in your busy schedule, and no need to speak Spanish yourself – with this unique program, you both learn as you go.


Smooth Irish (Book 2 of the Weldon Brothers Series)

romance > contemporary

19 reviews 4.3

Author: Jennifer Saints

Smooth Irish (Book 2 of the Weldon Brothers Series)

Too damaged to be any good for anyone,Jackson walks alone and lives life day to day, except for his nights.  There he wants Nan scorching his bedsheets with no strings sex.

Nan is a woman with a plan for success who leaves nothing to chance.  She wants nothing to do with a going nowhere man, but Jackson ignites her senses with a fire only he can quench.

Their passion brings them both to their knees.  He must decide to die alone or take a second chance on life and love.  And Nan must decide if she can love a man who comes with no guarantees.


MACE OF THE APOCALYPSE

genre fiction > horror

19 reviews 4.2

Author: Daniel J Williams

MACE OF THE APOCALYPSE

On a beautiful spring afternoon in San Francisco a deadly toxin is released. Within hours it spreads like wildfire, consuming the entire Bay Area. A small group of survivors, desperate to stay alive, must travel through a gauntlet of raging corpses, battling their inner demons and each other along the way.

Through a priest, they gain access to a partial antidote. Holing up in a hospital in an attempt to create a safe zone, everything they believe in will be questioned. The antidote, they soon discover, is almost as dangerous as the infection.

Things unravel within their walls as a teenage gang deliberately infects themselves after receiving the partial cure. They revel in the power it gives them. Believing in their invincibility, they declare war on all who get in their way.

Faith will be lost. Lives will be surrendered. Heroes will rise.

This is the first book of a series. The second book, “Value of Jade,” was released on Sept. 20, 2012.


Hellhound on My Trail (Rock Band Fights Evil)

genre fiction > action & adventure

18 reviews 4.8

Author: D.J. Butler, Carter Reid

Hellhound on My Trail (Rock Band Fights Evil)

Heaven doesn’t want them. Do they stand a chance in Hell?

Bass player Mike Archuleta is down on his luck in a major way. The shattered survivor of a misspent youth, he is haunted by the ghost of his dead brother, and is now driven to planning his suicide. Halfway through the show that’s supposed to be his last, a hellhound bursts into the club and attacks the band. The band members pull out karate moves, guns, and even a sword… and then things start to get strange.

Can Mike survive the show? What can he do about his brother’s ghost? And what kind of band is this, anyway?

Hellhound on My Trail is the first installment of Rock Band Fights Evil, a pulp fiction serial by D.J. Butler.


THE NIGHTMARE STONE

historical > mystery, thriller & suspense

18 reviews 4.6

Author: Finian Black

THE NIGHTMARE STONE

The ultimate lucky break gives John Harris and his family the opportunity to fulfill their wildest dreams. But all dreams have a darker side, and John’s past is never far away, ready to reach through to cast its shadow.
One hundred years ago, their new home was the scene for strange events that cannot easily be explained.
As John feels his past draw ever nearer, he knows that he must face up to his deepest fears if he is to prevent history repeating itself.
And as the past and present collide, a force beyond his control or comprehension is looking for one, final battle.


i2

mystery, thriller & suspense

17 reviews 4.8

Author: James Bannon

i2

James Bannon’s debut novel, i2, is a gripping psychological thriller built on a bold science-fiction premise. On the eve of creating a revolutionary procedure by which memories can be uploaded and stored, renowned bio-software engineer Edward Frame is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Secretly turning the procedure upon himself, Frame prepares to begin life again. But something goes terribly wrong. Instead of returning to the woman he loves, Edward is born into the family of his rival: a man who has stolen his company, his fortune, his widow and his children. His towering intellect and experience trapped in the form of a helpless child, Edward Frame embarks on an odyssey of life that is in turns exhilarating and terrifying, joyous and tragic.

As the plot races from one twist to the next, Bannon cleverly elevates his page-turning thriller into a profound exploration of the growth of the human soul and the true meaning of sacrifice and love.


31 Tasty Boneless Chicken Breast Recipes (Tastefully Simple Recipes)

cookbooks, food & wine > meals > soups & stews

17 reviews 4.5

Author: Jenny Collins

31 Tasty Boneless Chicken Breast Recipes (Tastefully Simple Recipes)

A wonderful selection of 31 Boneless Chicken Breast Recipes to try out in your own home, especially if you are a busy person as the majority of these recipes can be prepared and cooked in less than an hour.

Chicken breasts are very healthy and lean, especially when cooked without the skin. When cooking with boneless chicken breasts there is sure to be a recipe to please most palates in this book.

These recipes are suitable for simple suppers on a week night or as a delicious dish for a weekend dinner party.


Healing Marriages – Create the Strong, Peaceful, Loving, Unified Marriage You’ve Always Wanted

relationships > marriage

16 reviews 4.9

Author: Mindy Heath, Eric Heath

Healing Marriages - Create the Strong, Peaceful, Loving, Unified Marriage You've Always Wanted

Mindy and I have been thinking of ways we can serve and give back, especially with all of the blessings that God has given us. We have spent years praying, studying books, attending seminars and learning to heal and strengthen our own marriage. We have created this book to give that information to you. Our hope is to help heal marriages through the Atonement of Christ. He knows our burdens and is ALWAYS there to lift us up. We have gathered years of information and study to share, and we hope that you and your marriage will be strengthened as you read and study this information yourself.


Disrupting the Rabblement

> self-help > happiness

16 reviews 4.5

Author: Niall Doherty

Disrupting the Rabblement

Think for yourself, face your fears, and live your dreams. All while pissing off the occasional zombie.

Disrupting the Rabblement is a collection of essays from Niall Doherty, self-employed world traveler and twice-weekly writer at ndoherty.com. Since 2011 this rabble-rousing Irishman has been on a mission to circumnavigate the globe without flying, working from his laptop as he passes through such countries as Romania, Iran and Nepal. He hopes to make it to Brazil in time for the 2014 World Cup.

The book aims to help readers break free of the status quo and live big, meaningful lives. Niall offers personal anecdotes, shares practical tips, and offers a ton of encouragement.

If you’ve ever felt stuck living a life you didn’t sign up for, Disrupting the Rabblement is sure to resonate. Whether you want to quit your 9-to-5 and travel the world or move back to your hometown and start a family, you’ll find comfort and inspiration in these pages. It’s not about living differently. It’s about discovering what you really want to get out of life and going after it full tilt.


The Home Baking Guide to Substituting and Measuring (In the Pantry Baking Standards)

cookbooks, food & wine > baking

15 reviews 4.9

Author: Joyce Middleton

The Home Baking Guide to Substituting and Measuring (In the Pantry Baking Standards)

You’re ready to bake and suddenly you can’t find one of the ingredients in your pantry that is specified in the recipe. Don’t give up – use this short guide to locate a substitution and you’ll avoid having to run to the market. If you’re using a recipe written with foreign measurements, you’ll be able to convert them in minutes. Best-Selling Author Joyce Middleton brings you this handy guide on converting standard measurements such as tablespoons to ounces, cups to pints, ounces to a pound, cups to liters and what ingredient you can safely substitute in baking.


Flowers With Wings (Butterfly Photographic Series)

arts & photography > nature & wildlife

15 reviews 4.7

Author: Deborah Carney, Deborah Carney, Vinny O’hare

Flowers With Wings (Butterfly Photographic Series)

Butterflies have always fascinated photographers and writers Deborah Carney and Vinny O’Hare. In this book they share the first in a series of books featuring their photographs of butterflies with quotes, proverbs and poetry about butterflies. In addition to a quote or poem on each page, the butterfly is also identified. Each of the books in our Butterfly art and photography series will have the butterflies identified.


Of Thieves and Elves: A Supernovella

science fiction & fantasy > epic

15 reviews 4.7

Author: A.P. Stephens

Of Thieves and Elves: A Supernovella

A monumental tragedy has befallen the Clan of Ionor, an ancient brotherhood of elven warriors. Concerned when their Master does not reach his secretive business in a distant kingdom, the Elders learn that Tryn, their beloved leader, has been captured by a cutthroat gang of bandits known as the Steel Claw. Yet this is not the darkest of their tidings. The relic under the clan’s safekeeping, a weapon of terrible power that was forged by the gods themselves, is also missing.

The Ionor dispatch Eonen, a headstrong Elder, and a young and talented apprentice, Tride, to rescue the Master and the relic by infiltrating the bandits’ stronghold—the formidable Fortress of Toppledom. As the two determined elves hasten into the unknown beyond their borders to restore balance and honor to their clan, they encounter the true darkness behind the matter—the very origin of the world’s evil.

Allegiances will be twisted. The fates of many will be set into motion. And the destiny of one will be realized.


Baking With Quinoa: Healthier Bread, Muffin, Cookie and Cake Recipes

cookbooks, food & wine > baking > rice & grains

15 reviews 4.3

Author: Sarah Clarence

Baking With Quinoa: Healthier Bread, Muffin, Cookie and Cake Recipes

Quinoa, often considered a ‘powerhouse’ of nutrients, can be used to make favorite dishes healthier than ever. While many people use quinoa for vegetable dishes, side dishes and even main dishes, using quinoa in breads, cakes and cookies is often overlooked.

Best Selling Author of Quinoa Recipes for Weight Loss, Sarah Clarence has created another recipe book using the fabulous seed quinoa. In her new book, Baking With Quinoa, Sarah shows how easy it is to create scrumptious and more nutritious breads, muffins, cakes, drop cookies, bar cookies and brownies with quinoa seed and quinoa flour.


RUN FOR IT!

genre fiction > action & adventure

14 reviews 4.9

Author: Tom Bender

RUN FOR IT!

Set in 1939 as the world goes to war RUN FOR IT! follows the cross-country path of two teenage American boys who witness a murder and run for their lives.

To the killers who are after them, Robert Bell and Merwyn Peterson look like easy prey. And they are — a couple of yearlings separated by wolves from the herd.

Afraid to confide in their parents or go to the police, the boys try to escape their pursuers by staying close behind them – tailing them from Chicago to New York City and up the Atlantic coast to Eastport, Maine.

There, finally, in the Bay of Fundy, off Campobello Island, where the Roosevelts have their “little cottage,” (twenty rooms!) the boys are caught.

They face a fate worse than death.

What they need, besides ingenuity and courage, is a miracle.

RUN FOR IT! is a coming of age story that will be enjoyed by readers of all ages from teens to senior adults.


To Ride A Púca

romance > fantasy & futuristic

14 reviews 4.4

Author: Heather McCorkle

To Ride A Púca

Invaders are coming to take what isn’t theirs, again.

Neala wants to stand and fight for her homeland, but as one of the last druids in ancient Ireland, she may be standing alone.

Persecuted, hunted down, forced to live in obscurity, the druids have all but given up. Can the determination of a girl who has barely come into her power bring them together? Or, just when she finally finds her place among her kind, will they end up losing a homeland their very magic is tied to?

This unflinching tale of the end of the time of the druids is filled with hardship, discovery, and love found in the most unexpected of places.


Backwoods Home Magazine – Jul/Aug 2011 (#130)

crafts, hobbies & home > how-to & home improvements > do-it-yourself

12 reviews 4.9

Author: Backwoods Home Magazine

Backwoods Home Magazine - Jul/Aug 2011 (#130)

Back issue No. 130 contains: Wash Day — Jackie Clay uses an old-fashioned ringer washer to wash and dry the family’s clothes; the types and uses for wheat, and how to store it; how to buy a backhoe, dogs that can hunt; making delicious kebabs; how to keep the cost of beef low; the proper care of the American flag; Mas Ayoob gives a primer on using the correct ammo; brew your own root beer; making grandma’s soup from your garden; conquering hornworms; using brown rice in recipes; making money from blueberries; and Dave Duffy talks about a government with not enough to do but lots of hungry mouths to feed. Plus, Jackie Clay answers questions about powdered eggs, how much to plant in the garden, Hopi Pale Grey recipes, sweet potato slips, canning corn and sauerkraut, canning gravy and nuts, keeping eggs fresh, dehydrating ham, solar generators, training a milk cow, dehydrating garden seeds, and raising pigs.


An Island Between Two Shores

action & adventure books > science & math > biological

12 reviews 4.8

Author: Graham Wilson

An Island Between Two Shores

Discover a story that reveals how to risk everything to be true to yourself. Trapped on a desolate arctic island, Liana is pushed to the edge and must face her elemental fears. It is a haunting tale of the biting physical toil survival often requires. Graham Wilson simultaneously strips down the American adventure novel while broadening its concerns to encompass themes of compassion and belonging. It is a universal tale told with a simplicity and directness rarely seen today. An Island Between Two Shores is an unforgettable story of hope and possibility.


Gnit-Wit Gnipper and the Ferocious Fire Ants

children’s > fantasy & magic

10 reviews 4.7

Author: T.J. Lantz

Gnit-Wit Gnipper and the Ferocious Fire Ants

Gnipper is an eight year old gnomish scientist trying hard to earn the community’s respect for her work. She just needed an idea that could benefit everyone and now she has it- she’s going to create a growth serum to fix the gnome’s height issues. Everything is great until she decides to test her product on Chloe, the queen of her fire ant farm. Now she needs to act quickly or the entire community is about to be destroyed by twenty pound, angry insects. Can she save Rosehaven from another one of her mishaps?


The Knights Dawning (The Crusades Series)

genre fiction > action & adventure

10 reviews 4.6

Author: James Batchelor

The Knights Dawning (The Crusades Series)

13th century England: The nobility is aligning against King John in a struggle for power. The kingdom is embroiled in war and bankrupt, and the Crusades are rampaging through the Middle East. The Dawnings are a once-powerful family of English knights who are facing the bleak prospects of their declining power and imminent destruction at the hands of enemies that surround them both at home and abroad.


A Feeble Drift

mystery, thriller & suspense

10 reviews 4.6

Author: Guy Orgambide

A Feeble Drift

Richard Keiffer—a 37-year-old San Francisco accountant embedded in a life of dull happiness—walks away from his family in a train station for no apparent reason. Bewildered but fully conscious of his actions, he has just taken the first step in an unwilling journey during which he will find himself slowly pegged as “patient zero” in a massive wave of disappearances.

From a hideout in the basement of an inner city house to an eerie discovery in a remote Irish villa, Richard will never control his journey and the actions of the four women who will cross his path—each cycling between friend and foe—will only bounce him harder against the hedges of his new reality.

Yet, Richard will need to rise much above his tame condition as he bears the responsibility of damming a destructive wave of mental alienation crashing on three American cities.


In Search of Grace

romance > romantic suspense

10 reviews 4.2

Author: Kelly Ilebode

In Search of Grace

Alexandra Davis has a dark secret from her past that she has hidden from everyone, including those that love her the most. After meeting her new neighbor, she realizes that her secret has been holding her back from living a full life. Would she have the courage to open her heart to him before it is too late?

Seth Walton, an ex-Navy Seal and now Massachusetts State Trooper knows his new neighbor has a past that she wants to keep buried yet is bound and determined to help her not only face her demons but confront them head on. Soon, he realizes that he would need more than patience when he suspects that one of her demons from the past just might be the serial killer his department has been searching for. Will he be able to convince her in time to trust him before the killer strikes again or would he lose her forever?


The Rage

mystery, thriller & suspense books > religion & spirituality

10 reviews 4.1

Author: Temujin Hu, Stephanie Clarke

The Rage

Roland’s broken life drives him to the unthinkable crime of murder. This event destroys his emotional state and pushes him into a drug and murder binge, leading a darkly fascinated media to label him the “Red Ghost.” Although he fights to pull his life back together, his bitterness leaves him no other path but a criminal lifestyle, and he becomes an extraordinarily good criminal. He perfects his use of steroids, becomes a master thief, develops a network of criminal connections, and finally decides to put together his own gang. Along the way, he falls in love with another lost soul named Janie.

Nicolas is a young, ambitious businessman when he survives Roland’s assault on his family. But the tragedy changes the course of his life as he obsesses over finding the young killer and training in various forms of combat to prepare himself for their next encounter. As he becomes a dangerous man, he falls away from normal society and loses his job along with any sense of the man he was. The sisterly affection of Vanessa, a friend of his wife, isn’t enough to keep Nicolas from ending up living in alleys. He almost surrenders his quest for revenge before joining with a biker gang that crossed paths with Roland once.

After a few years and many sacrifices, both of these men begin to realize the depths of their depravity, but the path to redemption is not a straight one. Vanessa becomes a federal agent and finds herself hunting her friend like he was an outlaw while a mysterious criminal racket simultaneously tries to recruit Roland and kill off Nicolas. These events lead to a kidnapping and a conclusion that brings all of the characters together in a clashing that can only end in blood.


The Specials

science fiction & fantasy

10 reviews 3.9

Author: Kel Pollard, Ish Ferris

The Specials

When three very different high school students are rushed to the school nurse’s office with severe headaches, they realize they have something very special in common…

Kory can move things with his mind.

Heather can hear people’s thoughts.

David can freeze time.

How did the powers develop? What caused them? Are they dangerous? Rogue scientist Dr. Walter Strong seems to have all the answers, but the three teenagers are wary when he tries to warn them about Ascentia, a secret organization whose sole purpose is to capture and control them by any means necessary.It is only when members of Ascentia’s Specials Recovery Unit attack their homes and abduct their loved ones that Kory, Heather and David are left with no choice but to trust Dr. Strong, and to risk their lives to save the people they care about most.


Christmas at Draycott Abbey

genre fiction > horror > ghosts

10 reviews 3.9

Author: Christina Skye

Christmas at Draycott Abbey

As Christmas draws near and darkness veils the haunted English abbey, a tale of loss and love betrayed begins.

As cold closes in, old hatreds spring to life, bringing danger to a vulnerable woman betrayed by those she trusts most. Wounded and lost, Clair Haywood will seek haven within the abbey’s ancient granite walls. But her enemies are closer than she knows.

Only one man can save her. And he has been dead for 200 years.


The Tombstone Rose

genre fiction > westerns

10 reviews 3.8

Author: J. Carson Black

The Tombstone Rose

English-born Charlotte Tate has longed to be an actress from the time she was a little girl. Instead, she finds herself in the rough boomtown of 1880’s Tombstone Arizona, looking helplessly on as her sister Mary takes her last breath. Mary made foolish choices—with men and their future prospects–and now Charlotte is left alone in a foreign land. Charlotte is made of stern stuff, though; she is determined to make her mark. Headstrong and ambitious, she becomes a theater headliner in Tombstone during the heady days when the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday stride the boardwalks. There’s a price to be paid for fame, and for Charlotte’s unusual brand of defiant audacity. She’s strong enough to withstand any storm, but her contrarian streak leads only to more heartbreak.

Jake Cottrell has a ranch in the Sulphur Springs Valley—a dream realized, and one he’s held for a long time. But he lost his beloved wife to illness, and this colors his view of the world. In Charlotte Tate he sees passion and wildness–and a chance to love again.

Forged by bad experiences, Charlotte is a hard person to love. Only Jake can see her intrinsic worth, only Jake is willing to see beyond her defiant exterior. Against the backdrop of the O.K. Corral Gunfight and the changing face of the American West, Jake and Charlotte must find their way together, or come apart forever.


Elijah, Steps to a Life of Power

christian books & bibles > reference

9 reviews 5

Author: Bob Saffrin

Elijah, Steps to a Life of Power

This book is a guide, tracking the life of the Old Testament prophet Elijah, to discover God’s plan for us, and learn how to receive his power to accomplish that plan.
Each of our lives is a story with a sum total that adds up to something. What does your life add up to so far? What will people say about you when your story ends? Will you make a difference? When people talked about Elijah, they said that the purpose of his life was to turn the hearts of the people back to the worship of the one true God. They said that his mission was: “…to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”
God has given you a purpose and a mission as well. God has a plan for every life. My hope for you as you read this book is that when you are done you will not be satisfied, but hungry, hungry to hear the infinite God of the universe speak to you as a lover speaks to his bride. I pray that you will finish, panting for more.

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When Billy’s father mysteriously disappears and his mother becomes reclusive, Billy maintains hope that his father’s absence is not by choice–despite the taunts of his classmates. Twelve days before Christmas, Billy acquires a magical tree with a dozen ornaments, each of which holds a clue to finding his father.

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